Lynx force decisive Game 5 vs Sparks in WNBA Finals

first_imgCarpio 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 Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore, left, drives to the basket against Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike during the first half in Game 4 of the WNBA basketball finals, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)LOS ANGELES — Sylvia Fowles and the Minnesota Lynx weren’t about to let their season end in Los Angeles.The WNBA MVP helped the Lynx force a decisive fifth game in the WNBA Finals by scoring 22 points and grabbing 14 rebounds as Minnesota beat Los Angeles 80-69 on Sunday night. It’s the second consecutive year that these two teams will play a deciding game in Minnesota for the crown.ADVERTISEMENT Candace Parker, who finished with 11 points and eight rebounds, and the Sparks are hoping to become the league’s first repeat champion since Los Angeles in 2002.In order to do that, they’ll have to win on Minnesota’s home floor again.Ogwumike doesn’t enjoy that storyline, even though it finished with a storybook ending for the Sparks last season.“No disrespect to that question, but I’m really tired of that question,” Ogwumike said. “This year is this year. No disrespect at all. It’s just like the 100th time I’ve heard it. This year is a different year, and I know it’s the same and I know that’s what everyone here wants to talk about it, but it’s a different year.”Facing an end to their season, the Lynx were aggressive from the start, grabbing a lot of loose balls and dominating the glass. They trailed 10-8 before scoring 11 straight points in the first quarter.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Chinese tennis needs to ‘grow up,’ says Li Na How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lynx made 19 of 30 free throws while the Sparks shot just 16 and made 12.RAINING ON THE 3-POINT PARADEThe Sparks missed 17 of 22 3-point attempts. Four of the five starters missed all of their 3-pointers. Alana Beard, Ogwumike, Parker and Chelsea Gray were a combined 0-for-12.Flying the friendly skies?The Sparks and Lynx are on the same flight from Los Angeles to Minnesota on Monday.TIP-INSActor Anthony Anderson, actress Vivica A. Fox, former WNBA player Tina Thompson and Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti were at the game. … The Sparks went into their locker room during the national anthem in silent protest for the fourth consecutive game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up “Advantage? No, we’re back in Game 5. We wanted to make sure we came out and we played well,” Fowles said.Minnesota, which is trying for its fourth title in seven years, played extremely well as they dominated inside the paint with baskets and rebounds. Minnesota outrebounded the Sparks 48-28. The Sparks had outrebounded the Lynx in Game 3 and that was a point of emphasis for the team to be more physical inside.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“To compete with Minnesota, you have to stay in the same game with them in the rebounding,” Sparks coach Brian Agler said. “Obviously, that was a wide margin. They were more aggressive, no question. They doubled our free throw attempts. I’m not saying that to debate the officiating. The point is they were a lot more aggressive and got themselves to the free-throw line. They gave themselves opportunities and second-chance points on the offensive boards. We didn’t play the way we needed to play to have success against them.”Odyssey Sims led the Sparks with 18 points and Nneka Ogwumike added 17. No Sparks player reached double figures in rebounding. LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson The Lynx, who never led in Game 3, built as much as a 19-point lead in the third quarter. The Sparks rallied, but could never get closer than eight points late in the fourth quarter.“I just love the way we competed for 40 minutes,” said Moore. “Everybody was really locked in and trying to be the aggressor the whole time. We didn’t play a perfect game, but did enough to beat a read more

Workers, vendors call for “second chance”

first_imgWales Estate closure– slow business sales citedBy Shemuel FanfairAlthough the closure of Wales Estate is slated for yearend, a group of market vendors and sugar workers, who depend heavily on the entity for their sustenance, on Saturday complained that with the announcement of closure, business is very slow.As a result, they are finding it difficult to pay bills and send their children to school. In this light, they have reiterated that the Wales Estate should be given “a second chance.”Vendor Pam (only name given), stated that when the estate closes, she is unsure of just how she will afford to take care of her family.“When this estate close down, me nah know if we gon get a biscuit or bread fuh eat, where dis money gon come from; you got bills fuh pay, tax fuh pay, water you pay by meter…since de people hear de announcement, [they’re holding in their money],” the woman stated.Pork vendor Mary Clarke, who has lived in Wales for the past 40 years, explained that she is yet to decide on her future as when the estate closes, her financial life will change.One worker, who said he has over 30 years’ service with the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) called on President David Granger to ensure that the decision to close Wales is reversed.“When meh hear de estate a close down, da is a nightmare in meh life…de money wah me draw yesterday (Friday), you got to pay monthly water meter, yo got all kind instalments. So we ah ask de President of the country to give de Estate a second chance because de President cares for de people, we care to de President and also to de estate,” the sugar worker noted.Other vendors on the market raised concerns about the increase of criminal activities in the area. Vendor, Bibi Rameshwar, a Bellvue, WBD, resident noted that her pension is assisting in her survival as sales are already slow in the area.The woman further explained that her son has been working with the estate for the past 20 years but he has not been told when he would receive his severance package.GuySuCo and the unions representing sugar workers, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) are currently engaged in a High Court battle over GuySuCo not consulting the unions on the workers’ employment status.The High Court matter will be called on July 7 as the sugar corporation requested time to respond to the litigation on the grounds that it was not properly notified.Meanwhile sugar operations at Wales will close by yearend.last_img

In the Continued Fight against Ebola, LPRC Makes Huge Donations to 3 Institutions

first_imgThe management of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) over the weekend made three separate donations to various institutions in their fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) across the country.Institutions that benefited from the LPRC’s gestures were office of Montserrado County Electoral District #13, Nimba County Ebola Taskforce, and the Administration of the James N. Davis Memorial Hospital in Monrovia respectively,LPRC said it continued to buttress the efforts of individuals and organizations in the fight against the EVD, “because the fight was not yet won by the government.”Items the company donated last Friday, were several pieces of diesel fuel coupons and testing thermometers.Specifically, the LPRC through its Managing Director, T. Nelson Williams, II, presented 250 gallons of diesel fuel to Rep. Saah Joseph for use of his two ambulances that have continued to transport those afflicted by various diseases to and from health centers in Monrovia.Mr. Williams, who made the donation at the offices of the LPRC on Bushrod Island, applauded Representative Saah Joseph, and his team for the “excellent work” being done in catering to people afflicted by the EVD as the ambulances take them to various health facilities.“We are following what you are doing with the ambulances, and the help you are also providing as it relates to food at the Redemption Hospital. God will repay you because we know that you have not benefited from any government given funds, but your own funds”, Mr. Williams indicated.He then presented the 250 gallons of diesel fuel to Rep. Joseph and noted that the LPRC is ready to respond to any call from the Montserrado Lawmaker, who continues to serve humanity.Rep. Joseph, upon receiving the LPRC gesture, expressed gratitude to the management for the gift and also for the level of work done in mobilizing people in the communities relative to the awareness on Ebola.“Your donation is a door opening and we will continue to do our best to help people get to hospitals”, Rep. Joseph assured the LPRC management.He also expressed appreciation to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Ebola Taskforce for the continuous sacrifices they were making to contain the EVD.The LPRC also made a donation of nine pieces of testing equipment to the people of Nimba County, mainly for each of the nine Electoral Districts in the county.In a related development, LPRC Deputy Managing Director for Administration, Jackson F. Doe, Jr. who made similar donation, said Nimba being one of the infected counties from the Ebola outbreak, the LPRC management decided to give the devices to the people of the county as a help in the fight against Ebola.He earlier presented the devices to the Nimba University students at the Cuttington University (CU) for onward presentation to the people of the county.The president of the Nimba University students at the CU, Charles Wonkeryor, thanked the LPRC family for their timely intervention in coming to the aid of the Nimba people.  He  and promised that the items would be used for their  intended purposes.At the same time also, the LPRC management, through it public relations manager, William Morris, on behalf of the management, presented 500 gallons of diesel coupons to the James N. Davis Memorial Hospital.  While presenting the coupons, Mr. Morris, said the management appreciated the sacrifices staff members of the hospital were making in the fight against the EVD.“We are presenting those 500 coupons to you based on the instruction from the President through which the company was pleased to present the 500 gallons of coupons,” Mr. Morris noted.Upon receiving the coupons, James Kaikai, general administrator of the hospital, said his staff was grateful to President Sirleaf and the LPRC for the gesture. He then promised to continue carrying on their respective tasks by helping to save lives.Among those who attended the presentation ceremonies was another Montserrado County District #7 Lawmaker, Representative Thomas Fallah.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

Nurses end strike, return to work

first_imgPOMONA – Nurses are returning to work at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center following a five-day strike, although no new talks are scheduled iN their continuing labor dispute. The nurses walked off their jobs Wednesday but a hospital official said services weren’t affected. The nurses are seeking higher wages and staffing levels. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

GAA: DONEGAL SOUTH

first_imgMinor League Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Jul-2011 Naomh Mhuire 0 – 7 4 – 15 Ardara Naomh Mhuire 28-Jul-2011 Naomh Conaill 1 – 14 0 – 14 Kilcar Naomh ConnaillU-14 Div 1 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment27-Jul-2011 Four Masters 3 – 5 1 – 5 Naomh Mhuire Four Masters U-14 Div 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment25-Jul-2011 Naomh Columba 1 – 10 0 – 9 Kilcar Naomh Ultan semi finalU-16 Div 1 ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 25-Jul-2011 Aodh Ruadh 4 – 10 1 – 5 Naomh Mhuire Dungloe Final ReplayU-14 Div 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment25-Jul-2011 Killybegs 3 – 11 3 – 3 Naomh Naille Naomh Ultan semi final GAA: DONEGAL SOUTH was last modified: August 1st, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

ANTI-THEFT SCHEME PILOTED IN DONEGAL IS LAUNCHED NATIONWIDE

first_img(Left to right) A/.Commissioner Jack Nolan Garda Headquarters, Mr. Davie Keith IFA Raphoe Sgt Paul WallaceDonegal Gardai have appealed to the farming community to mark their vehicles and trailers as robberies continue across the county.The warning was issued as a booklet was produced by An Garda Síochána in partnership with the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) to assist in preventing farm related crime and builds on the success of existing good crime prevention practices throughout the country.This initiative was originally piloted in Donegal and is being launched in Tipperary prior to eventual national rollout from 2014 onwards. Farm Security is a priority for An Garda Síochána, particularly in the context of curbing increases in the commission of Metal Theft crimes around the country, which have unfortunately included the theft of items, such as farm machinery and farm gates.Sergeant Paul Wallace Divisional Crime Prevention Officer based at Letterkenny Garda Station and Mr. Davie Keith Regional Development Officer with the I.F.A based in Raphoe who piloted the scheme in Donegal attended the launch and jointly addressed the attendance on the experience in Donegal.Davie Keith informed those in attendance ‘ The marking scheme is being well received in Donegal and is administered by IFA in Raphoe it is interesting to note there have been no thefts of trailers or equipment to date which are part of the initiative and marked’.Sgt Paul Wallace noted ‘ The response from the farming community has been good, but success cannot be gauged until all trailers and other farming equipment .i.e quads, power washers tools and equipment are marked and part of the scheme, this would be a desirable objective from a crime prevention point of view. The fact that the PSNI have the same initiative north of the border enhances the effort to reduce farm theft’. At the Launch, Members of An Garda Síochaná and the IFA unveiled a new overt marking / identification system for items of farm machinery, tractors and quads etc.This unique marking is intended to act as both, as a crime prevention deterrent, and as a detection measure, enabling Gardaí to more easily trace items back to their owners.According to Assistant Commissioner Jack Nolan, “Crime Prevention is everybody’s business, and partnership initiatives such as this Farm Security Booklet, will support mutually beneficial endeavours in preventing, reducing and detecting farm-related crime”.  ANTI-THEFT SCHEME PILOTED IN DONEGAL IS LAUNCHED NATIONWIDE was last modified: November 4th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:farm schemeIFASgt Paul Wallacelast_img

Shock as drink-driving, mobile phone and seatbelt offences increase across Donegal

first_imgThe number of detections for people not wearing seatbelts in Co Donegal has jumped by 70% this year compared to last year.Despite a number of horrific roads accidents on the county’s roads, Gardai have stopped an alarming number of motorists who were not buckled in.The head of the Garda Traffic Corps for Co Donegal, Inspector Michael Harrison told Donegal Daily that the trend for overall traffic violations in the county is baffling. He revealed that for the months of January and February this year a total of 41 people were arrested for not wearings seat-belts compared to 28 arrests for the same period last year, an increase of 70%.Drink-driving detections are also up from 43 detections in the first two months of last year to 68 detections for the first two months of this year.Inspector Michael Harrison. Pic by Donegal Daily.So far five people have lost their lives on Donegal’s roads this year, including the four friends killed in a single-vehicle crash in Gaoth Dobhair.Another shocking statistic revealed by Inspector Harrison is that the number of drivers caught driving while using a mobile phone has jumped by more than 200% from 24 for the first two months of last year to 77 for the same period this year. Inspector Harrison said the continual rise in detection of motoring offences in Donegal is simply baffling.“It has been proven that the non-wearing of seat-belts, drinking while driving and using mobile phones increase the chance of people being involved in a serious accident.“And yet here in Donegal people continue to take a chance on it. On a personal level, I simply cannot understand it. I simply do not have the answers,” he said.On the issue of seatbelts, Inspector Harrison added “I have seen first hand the devastation caused by people not wearing seatbelts and it is horrific.“Airbags are designed to go off when people wear seatbelts but the damage that happens inside a car when people do not wears seatbelts and are thrown about their cars is horrific.” The shocking rise in detections for seatbelt breaches and drink-driving in Donegal comes despite a huge effort by Donegal County Council and An Garda Siochana to enforce road safety.Donegal’s Road Safety officer Brian O’Donnell said people are simply not thinking of the consequences of flouting road safety laws.“I would ask the people who drink and drive and who do not wear seatbelts or speak on their phones to think of the other drivers on the road or pedestrians.“They are not only putting their lives at risk but they are putting so many other lives at risk,” he said. Mr O’Donnell added that he dreaded such weekends as the coming Bank Holiday Weekend when there will be more traffic on the road.“I get really nervous and I am just waiting beside my phone to hear the worst of news. Hopefully, I won’t get that phonecall this weekend,” he added.Shock as drink-driving, mobile phone and seatbelt offences increase across Donegal was last modified: March 18th, 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)Tags:deathdrink drivingInspector Michael Harrisonmobilesseatbeltslast_img

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 8, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180208_RyanMartinCold air in today as moves across the state and sets up in southeast Ohio by this evening. Temps are below zero this morning in parts of NW Ohio Still, though, the story is what happens in terms of snow tomorrow.Snow moves back into northern Ohio tomorrow morning and continues through the day. Models are at odds over this system, with one model saying 1-3 inches or perhaps slightly more in far northwest Ohio down to US 20. The other goes crazy, bringing 8-12 inch snow totals all the way down to US 30. The interesting thing is, the model that is usually overzealous on snow is the one being conservative, and the one that has the poorest track record at catching heavy snow events is the one that is going over the top. The answer likely lies in the middle. We look for snow to be in the 5-8 inch range from in NW Ohio 40 miles either side of US 20, and then lesser totals as you go south from there. This is truly a northern Ohio event, with nothing but flurries for your Friday south of US 30. This forecast is a step up from our previous discussions, but likely does no go as far as some other forecasts you may here today. In either case, gear up, because there will be some northern snow of some kind in the next 48 hours. A second wave of action comes for Saturday and Sunday, binging another 2-4 inches to the entire state of Ohio.Next week is drier, with bitter cold air in for Monday. Subzero temps are likely over almost all of the state north of I-70. After that cold start to the week, we have temps moderate a bit Tuesday, before clouds and colder air returns for Wednesday. High pressure dominates next Thursday and temps climb again on Friday. We do have some scattered light snow showers possible overnight Friday night into early Saturday, mostly over the northeast quarter of the state. On Saturday, we turn colder and drier again.The extended pattern is more active again, with 3 systems in 5 days. One on the 18th brings rain mixed with snow, and liquid equivalent precipitation of a quarter to half inch. On the 20th we see half to 1 inch of moisture coming through (liquid equivalent) and on the 21st we can see 1-2 inches of liquid, potentially coming as mostly snow. Then we are dry and cold through the 23rd.last_img

Dahi Handi: HC seeks govt, Shelars response on petition

first_imgMumbai, Feb 17 (PTI) The Bombay High Court today sought response of the Maharashtra government and BJP leader Ashish Shelar on a contempt petition filed against him for failing to comply with its earlier directions on precautions to be taken during the Dahi Handi festival.A division bench of justices V M Kanade and Revati Mohite Dere was hearing a petition filed by Swati Patil seeking contempt action to be initiated against Principal Secretary of Home department Swadheen Kshatriya and Ashish Shelar, head of the Dahi Handi Samiti set up by the government in February last year.The samiti was set up by the government following directions from the high court on precautions and restrictions during the Dahi Handi festival.The high court, among other directions, had asked the government to ensure that Dahi Handi (formation) is restricted to only four layers and the height is reduced.In her petition, Patil claimed that the high court directions were flouted by several pandals across the state and the samiti and its members failed in complying with the court orders.The bench, while seeking response of the government and Shelar, said, “Adults can take part in any sport as they have the right to do so. But children are involved here and hence we have to keep their interest in mind.””Our orders should be taken in the right spirit. Our intentions are not to be a spoil sport. Organisers should be responsible,” the court said while adjourning the petition for four weeks. PTI SP GK ZMNadvertisementlast_img