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Warriors take 3-0 lead as Spurs play without Popovich

first_imgLATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginobili and fellow veteran Tony Parker said it was tough to play basketball following Erin’s passing, but the team’s goal was to compete and play with the grit Popovich has always demanded of them.Parker, who said Erin and Gregg were a mother and father to him when he entered the league as a 19-year-old, lived up to those wishes. Parker, who averaged 2.0 points in the first two games, finished with 16 points in 17 minutes.LaMarcus Aldridge led San Antonio with 18 points.The Spurs had an emotional start, but could not sustain it against the talented Warriors.Already on the edge of their seats for the first home game of the playoffs, fans erupted when Rudy Gay threw down a one-handed dunk over Golden State’s JaVale McGee. The cheering was nearly constant as the Spurs scored the game’s first six points before the Warriors began to settle in.ADVERTISEMENT Durant and Klay Thompson shot down San Antonio’s chances.Thompson added 19 points, including 3-for-6 shooting on 3s.Golden State closed the first half on a 20-9 run to eliminate a five-point deficit and take a 52-46 lead. Durant had 17 points in the first half to counter 10 points each from Gay and Parker.The Warriors led by double figures despite opening 1 for 14 on 3-pointers. Golden State finished 10 for 32 on 3s.Shaun Livingston added 16 points for Golden State, who had six players in double figures.TIP-INSWarriors: Durant rolled his ankle at midcourt with about 4 1/2 minutes remaining but rose on his own after remaining on the court for less than a minute. Durant appeared fine as he exited for the bench with Golden State up by 15 points. . Warriors G Stephen Curry did not play but sat behind the team’s bench as he continues to rehabilitate a sprained knee. Curry is expected to return for the second round, if the Warriors advance. . McGee started after being listed as questionable with a bruised left quadriceps. He had six points and four rebounds in 15 minutes.Spurs: Messina was coaching his first NBA playoff game, but he has won more than 10 titles in the Euroleague, Russian SuperLeague and Italian League. . Dejounte Murray had nine points and four assists in 16 minutes. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ The Spurs were playing a day after the death of Erin Popovich, who passed away after battling an undisclosed long-term illness. Erin and Gregg Popovich were married four decades and had two children and two grandchildren.San Antonio did not air a video tribute or hold a moment of silence for Erin in an apparent attempt to make the game as routine as possible for its players, but that was impossible.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCoach Popovich was not in his customary position roaming the sidelines, choosing instead to be with his family. San Antonio assistant Ettore Messina coached the team in Popovich’s place.“We are all hurting,” Spurs veteran Manu Ginobili said after the morning shootaround. “We want to be next to Pop, we want to support him, but we’ve got to go out there and compete today. But, for sure, we are toiling. It’s not an easy day to be here.” Confident Pacers eager to protect home court against Cavscenter_img MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green (14) defends as Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston (34) shoots during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in San Antonio, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 on Thursday night for a 3-0 series lead over the Spurs, who were still reeling from the death of Gregg Popovich’s wife, Erin.Golden State can close the first-round series with a win Sunday afternoon in San Antonio in Game 4.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Duo gets life imprisonment for murder of security guard

first_imgShivnarine Jainarine, also called “Sammy” or “Samuel”, of Trainline Dam, Port Mourant, Corentyne; and Ryan Persaud, also called “KK”, of Williamsburg, were on Thursday sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Jagdat Ramcharran, called “Ronald”, 61; a security guard. The possibility of parole will be considered after the men would have spent 45 years in prison.The murder was committed between January 6, and January 7, 2013 at the Iskcon Hari Krishna Mandir at Block 6 Williamsburg, Corentyne Berbice.A third man Kerwin Hintzen, also called “Rattie”, was previous sentence to 20 years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to heinous crime.Attorney Mursalene Bacchus represented Jainarine while Arudranauth Gossai represented Persaud.The State’s case which was presented by State Prosecutor Mandel Moore statedConvicted murder accused, Shivnarine Jainarinethat on the day in question, the trio murdered the security guard during the course of a robbery.The security guard’s body was discovered by a worshipper. He recalled that when he arrived at the Madir, no one came to greet him and the gate was locked.After making several calls and getting no response, the worshipper jumped the fence and to his horror, noticed the security guard lying on the ground.Government Pathologist, Dr Vivekanand Bridgemohan gave the cause of death as manual strangulation. The dead man’s head was also basked in.Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry after listening to a probation report noted that from the evidence during the trial it was evident that both men profited from the crime. Jainarine received $5000 for his involvement in the robbery while PersaudConvicted murder accused, Ryan Persaudwas paid $1500 the following day for his involvement.She also noted that none of them did anything to extricate themselves from the crime when they saw the security guard tied up.In handing down the sentence, Justice Beharry said she took into consideration the physical and emotional trauma the family of the dead security guard has had to endure. She also ordered that through the prison’s welfare department that they are provided with counseling.last_img read more

Wanted bandit gunned down in Albouystown

first_imgA 24-year-old man, who was wanted by Police in connection with a number of robberies, was in the wee hours of Saturday morning gunned down in Albert Street, Albouystown, Georgetown.Dead is Colin Daley, also called “Froggy,” and “Frog Eye,” of Freeman Street, East La Penitence, Georgetown. While information surrounding the shooting remains sketchy, the Police confirmed that Daly was found in a pool of blood with a single gunshot wound to his head.At the scene, there was blood along Albert Street, in the vicinity of the newly commissioner health centre. Persons in the area were tight-lipped about the shooting.One resident told Guyana Times that he was in his house when he heard a single gunshot and upon looking out, he saw a crowd of people congregated. As he enquired further, he realised that someone was lying on the roadway and was covered in blood.By this time, the Police arrived at the scene and cordoned off the area. The dead man’s mother told media operatives that at about 02:00h on Saturday morning, she received a telephone call from a friend informing her that one of her sons was killed.Without hesitation, she said she woke her other two sons and instructed them to rush to the scene. Due to his bloodied state, Daley was identified by the clothes he was wearing when he left home. His mother recalled seeing her son alive at about 20:00h on Friday evening when he left home claiming that he was going to reach someone.Wanted robbery suspect, Colin DaleyThe brother who visited the scene and identified Daley’s body, claimed that his brother was not a criminal.On the other hand, the Police confirmed that the now dead man had been wanted for the attempted murder of a GRA officer, who was shot during an attempted robbery at Cactus Street, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown recently.It was reported that Ariel Benjamin, 35, was shot once in his abdomen during the attempted robbery. Police stated that at 4:30h, the GRA employee was about to enter his premises shortly after arriving home.He was reportedly making his way into his home when he was accosted by a man, who was armed with a handgun.He was subsequently relieved of a pouch containing his service revolver and 17 live rounds of matching ammunition. The injured man was rushed to a private medical facility where he was admitted.Apart from that incident, the Police further revealed that Daley was wanted for several other armed robberies. No arrests have been made in connection with the execution-style killing of Daley whose body is at the Lyken’s Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Utility rate hikes OK’d

first_imgTrash rates will go up by 1.92 percent or from $39.67 to $40.48 every other month for both city and Consolidated Disposal Service customers. The trash rate increase is strictly a cost-of-living hike as determined by the Consolidated franchise with Whittier, Mochizuki said. The sewer rate, which is based on water consumption, will go from 29.8 cents per 100 cubic feet of water used to 30.8 cents per 100 cubic feet of water. A typical homeowner’s annual bill would go from $77.92 to $80.49. The increase is expected to generate $94,975. (562)698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Whittier residents will be paying more money for their sewer, trash and water bills, beginning July 1. For a typical homeowner on the west side of the city, it could be nearly $55 a year. Those who live on the east side and get water from Suburban Water Service would face nearly $29 in increases annually from increased trash and sewer rates. The City Council Tuesday unanimously approved the rate increases. “We have an old system and it needs upgrading,” Mayor Owen Newcomer said referring to the water and sewer rate increases. “The salaries and costs of running trash trucks keep going. These are partly inflationary increases and we need to be doing more to maintain our system.” Residents won’t see the sewer fee increases until their next property tax bill. But the other two will begin in July. The biggest percentage increase was for water, a 6.3 percent increase in the commodity charge from $1.77 per 100 cubic feet of water used to $1.88 per 100 cubic feet of water. The monthly service charge will remain at $2. About $376,000 is expected to be raised, some of which will go to pay for needed capital projects, said David Mochizuki, public works director. “We’re getting a water master plan done that will identify low (pressure) areas,” Mochizuki said. “Those areas will be the first priority.” last_img read more

Melee brings 2nd civil-rights suit

first_imgClaiming the LAPD failed to adequately train the officers involved in the clash at a May 1 immigration rally, two legal groups filed suit Thursday alleging the civil rights of hundreds of protestors were violated. The class-action suit by The National Lawyers’ Guild and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund was the second to be filed in the wake of the televised altercation between police and demonstrators at MacArthur Park. “The lawsuit seeks changes in the culture of the LAPD, which is so entrenched that we could have this happen on May 1,” said Carol Sobel, a lawyer for the lawyers’ guild. “We hope that the city will sit down with us quickly to implement policies to make sure that we do not have another May Day.” The Los Angeles Police Department and the City Attorney’s Office refused to comment on the civil-rights suit, filed in U.S. District Court. Earlier this week, Carter was demoted and Gray was reassigned, although Bratton said those were “personnel” rather than “disciplinary” moves. The altercation erupted the day after a public hearing on Bratton’s bid for reappointment. In seeking a second five-year term, he has touted his efforts to build a relationship between the LAPD and the city’s minority communities and to reduce gang activity and violent crime in Los Angeles. City Councilman Dennis Zine, a retired police sergeant, said Thursday that he had talked to Bratton earlier this week, and the chief admitted that training for crime suppression had taken priority over crowd control. “I understand that B Platoon was never trained on crowd control,” Zine said Thursday. “It’s as if you give someone a gun, and don’t show them how to shoot the gun.” (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It describes a chaotic scene in which LAPD officers ordered demonstrators to disperse without providing clear exit routes. It also alleges that officers pushed demonstrators toward busy city streets, battered them with batons and fired rubber bullets into a peaceful crowd. Police Chief William Bratton has apologized for the 60 members of the elite Metro B Platoon who were involved in the melee. They have been taken off the street and are receiving special training in crowd control and other tactics. Bratton and the Police Commission are investigating the clash, while the FBI has opened an inquiry to determine whether the civil rights of demonstrators were violated. Bratton has vowed to punish anyone whose actions are found to be outside LAPD’s policy. The lawsuit names as defendants the city, the LAPD and Bratton, as well as Deputy Chief Cayler “Lee” Carter and Cmdr. Louis Gray, who were in charge of the scene at MacArthur Park. last_img read more

Tottenham set to hold talks with Man United over signing fan favourite

first_img1 Tottenham are planning to hold talks with Manchester United over the potential transfer of Anthony Martial.Martial, the France winger, is unsettled at Old Trafford and United are ready to sell him as long as they make back much of the fee they paid for him back in 2015; Martial cost an initial £38m but add-ons could push the price up as high as £58m.The Daily Mail report that Spurs officials are set to open talks with their United counterparts to secure the signature of a player seen as one of Mauricio Pochettino’s top summer targets.The 22-year-old forward started just 18 Premier League matches in 2017/18, with Alexis Sanchez’s arrival from Arsenal in January pushing him further out Jose Mourinho’s first-team.Nonetheless, he remains a fan favourite at Old Trafford, and a large portion of the United support wish to see a player considered a star of the future remain at the club. Martial remains a fan favourite at Man United despite the lack of faith shown in him by Jose Mourinho last_img read more

Football Reveals 2019 Schedule

first_img The Drake University football team’s 2019 schedule features 11 contests, including five at Drake Stadium, as part of its first season under head coach Todd Stepsis.The Bulldogs open the season on the road August 31 at North Dakota followed by the home opener September 7 against Truman State.The team’s final non-conference game of the season is set for September 12 at South Dakota State. Pioneer Football League action starts on the road at Marist September 28 before returning home to host Valparaiso, October 5.The home PFL schedule also includes games against Morehead State (Oct. 26), Jacksonville (Nov. 9) and Dayton (Nov. 16).The Bulldogs will travel to Butler (Oct. 12), San Diego (Nov. 2) and Davidson (Nov. 23) as part of the annual PFL schedule.2019 Drake Football ScheduleAug. 31 – at North Dakota – Grand Forks, N.D.Sept. 7 – Truman State – Drake StadiumSept. 14 – at South Dakota State – Brookings, S.D.Sept. 28 – at Marist* – Poughkeepsie, N.YOct. 5 – Valparaiso* – Drake StadiumOct. 12 – at Butler* – Indianapolis, Ind.Oct. 26 – Morehead State* – Drake StadiumNov. 2 – at San Diego* – San Diego, Calif.Nov. 9 – Jacksonville* – Drake StadiumNov. 16 – Dayton* – Drake StadiumNov. 23 – at Davidson* – Davidson, N.C. 2019 Schedule Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Story Linkslast_img read more

Natural Selection Studies Based on Bad Statistics

first_imgHundreds of studies claiming to show natural selection may be wrong, say scientists from Penn State and Japan.  PhysOrg reported today that “several statistical methods commonly used by biologists to detect natural selection at the molecular level tend to produce incorrect results.”  Many studies of human evolution have relied on these flawed methods.  If the methods were wrong, the conclusions are unreliable.  “Of course, we would never say that natural selection is not happening, but we are saying that these statistical methods can lead scientists to make erroneous inferences,” said Masatoshi Nei (Penn State), the leader of the analysis.    Associating natural selection with genetic changes that result in a different amino acid being substituted in a protein is a dubious assumption.  “Actually, the majority of amino acid substitutions do not lead to functional changes, and the adaptive change of a protein often occurs by a rare amino acid substitution,” Nei said.  “For this reason, statistical methods may give erroneous conclusions.”    The authors re-examined a 2007 paper by Yokoyama (see 09/05/2008) that Austin Hughes (U of South Carolina) had boasted last year represented the right way to infer positive selection.  Hughes had himself ruled out the validity of statistics used to show natural selection, saying, “Thousands of papers are published every year claiming evidence of adaptive evolution on the basis of computational analyses alone, with no evidence whatsoever regarding the phenotypic effects of allegedly adaptive mutations.”  He had pointed to the Yokoyama paper as an exception – a study “solidly grounded in biology.”  Now, these scientists have apparently shown that even that case was flawed.  There was no correlation between predicted sites of selection and those determined by experiment – Yokoyama had found false positives, they claim.    What would be required to test for natural selection more accurately?  Nei’s team said that scientists should pair statistical data with experimental data whenever possible.  This, however, is difficult and costly.  The article ended, “Scientists usually do not use experimental data because such experiments can be difficult to conduct and because they are very time-consuming.”    The Penn State press release is visible at the Penn State Live news website.  The paper appeared on PNAS Early Edition on April 1, 2009.1 1.  Nozawa, Suzuki and Nei, “Reliabilities of identifying positive selection by the branch-site and the site-prediction methods,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online before print April 1, 2009, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0901855106.Tell this to Texas high school students.  Remember the pile of papers the Darwin Party stacked at the Dover trial showing evidence for evolution?  It was all fluff by lazy scientists unwilling to pay the price to get valid scientific evidence for Charlie’s grand myth.  Cut away the bad statistics, the storytelling and the assumption of evolution offered as evidence for evolution, and the stack would disappear.  Notice that to protect their safety, these Penn State folks had to declare that “Of course, we would never say” that natural selection is an overhyped, vapid process.  It’s time to call the Darwinist’s bluff.  Show us the studies that really establish Charlie’s Stuff Happens Law can create wings out of slime.  Creationists have a bigger pile of evidence for their view.  The universe.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

South Africa to beef up climate policy

first_img14 September 2011 South Africa will beef up its climate policy to ensure that all government departments respond effectively to the issue of climate change, says Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. Addressing a media briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday, Molewa said it was important that government departments had a “common” strategy on how to help South Africa respond to global warming, which threatened development in poor countries. “It is very important that as we host the Climate Change Conference in Durban, that we as a country start to demonstrate that we are serious about climate change and willing to take the issue forward in terms of policy.” Molewa confirmed that up to 194 participants from different countries will form part of the 17th Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 17), taking place in Durban from 28 November to 9 December.SA to push for implementation of Cancun decisions She said South Africa would use its position as a host to push for the implementation of several crucial political decisions that were taken at the Cancun round of talks last year. These included finance packages for poor countries and the extension or renewal of the Kyoto Protocol that binds nations to measurable carbon emissions reductions. A new climate green fund – which Planning Minister Trevor Manuel co-chairs – was agreed upon at Cancun to transfer money from developed to developing countries to tackle the impacts of global warming, but no figure was put on how much money will go into it. “We believe that Durban should be the place where we do something about all those decisions … on what to do with Kyoto and issues of adaptation, technology transfer and mitigation,” Molewa said.Getting people involved The South African government will be hosting a series of events during the build-up to the conference to get its people involved and educated about climate change. Campaigns will include educational roadshows and community meetings in all nine provinces over the coming weeks. South African officials have also been holding talks with African ministers in order to present a united African front at the Durban meeting. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

SA sentences rhino poacher to 40 years

first_img9 November 2012 The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has welcomed the sentencing of international rhino horn smuggling syndicate kingpin Chumlong Lemtongthai. The Kempton Park Regional Court on Friday morning sentenced the 40-year-old Thai national to 40 years in prison. Lemtongthai was arrested in 2010 and together with five others was charged with various counts of fraud, customs and excise violations and transgressions of environmental legislation. “Today’s sentence was the successful outcome of comprehensive investigative work and co-operation between various state law enforcement agencies in the country, including the SAPS Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation, the Hawks, the National Prosecuting Authority, the Department of Environmental Affairs and SA National Parks,” Sars said in a statement. On Monday, Lemtongthai pleaded guilty to 59 charges. Over the course of 2012, more than 530 rhinos have been illegally killed in South Africa. “The conviction of one individual is not a sufficient deterrent against rhino poaching and the illegal trade in animal products,” said Sars. The revenue service said law enforcement and state agencies had to work together more effectively to combat fraud, corruption and abuse of the system, including the movement of passengers into and out of South Africa as well as the issuing of hunting permits among others. “If state agencies, including Sars, continue to fail to enforce environmental and other laws effectively, it will make no measurable impact in the fight against rhino poaching,” Sars said. “Nevertheless, today’s sentencing is a significant achievement for law enforcement agencies who investigated the operations of an international smuggling syndicate and collusion with individuals in the private gaming industry in South Africa.” Source: read more