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Horford hits buzzer beater to lift Celtics over Blazers

first_imgC.J. McCollum led the Blazers with 22 points and Lillard added 21.“They executed well down the stretch, made some tough shots,” McCollum said. “Credit them for battling back and then down the stretch they seemed to match every basket.”Boston trailed 85-79 with 5:37 to go before going on an 11-0 run, sparked by consecutive 3-pointers from Semi Ojeleye, Jayson Tatum and Horford.Tatum had 17 points and Brown scored 16 for the Celtics.“That shot epitomizes the work he puts in,” Brown said. “He embraces those opportunities and steps up to the challenge.”Terry Rozier had with 11 points on 5-of-18 shooting after recording a triple-double and a career-high 31 points in his previous two games starting in place of Celtics guard Kyrie Irving.TAKING OFFENSEPortland had scored over 100 points in its previous 17 games. Lillard missed 10 of his first 11 shots.DOCTOR’S OFFICEIrving missed his third straight game with a bruised quad. … Morris missed his second with a hip injury and Shane Larkin was out for the fourth straight. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Several jerseys for Brady and fellow Patriots star Rob Gronkowski were in the crowd at TD Garden. An Eagles fan shown on the Jumbotron repeatedly got booed.Horford wound up with 22 points and 10 rebounds, helping Boston win its fourth in a row.“He (Stevens) had called a play for Jaylen (Brown) but they were ready for it so he kept yelling keep the ball, keep the ball,” Horford said. “It’s a shot I work on a lot and it felt good when it left my hands.”Horford hit a game-winning shot with 3.7 seconds left against Houston earlier this season and also hit a buzzer-beater for Atlanta to beat Washington during the 2013-14 seasonDamian Lillard shot just 6 for 19, but scored Portland’s final eight points, including a 3-point play with 7.2 seconds remaining to give the Blazers a 96-95 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew North, South Korea share the ice in figure skating 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) launches the game-winning shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Boston. APBOSTON — Al Horford captured the attention of Boston sports fans even on Super Bowl Sunday.Horford made a 15-foot fadeaway jumper at the buzzer and the Celtics finished off the Portland Trail Blazers 97-96 Sunday, giving New England fans a few hours to get home before the Patriots played for the NFL championship.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “Wanted to end the game so we could go watch the Super Bowl,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.Stevens spoke while wearing a Patriots hat. He was joined by Eagles fan and Celtics player Marcus Morris, who sported an Eagles jersey.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I called game when Al hit the turnaround, just so you know,” Morris said.Stevens smiled, adding: “Al feels a lot like Tom Brady today, right?” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Maurice Harkless hit a career-high five 3-pointers and finished with 19. Harkless had 20 points in Portland’s last 13 games. … Portland has dropped six of eight on the road.Celtics: Boston had more 3-pointers in the first half than two-pointers (8-5). This was the 10th time this season the Celtics have overcome a double-digit lead. Boston is 15-5 against the Western Conference.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: Visit the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.Celtics: Visit the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Health Minister-Designate Dahn’s Olive Branch to Health Workers Should Be Reciprocated

first_imgFormer South African President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, said, “People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”If ever the public health workers thought that Health Minister-designate, Dr. Bernice Dahn, “hates” them, she                 has now turned the page and has extended to them an olive branch, which means a branch of peace and reconciliation.At the close of the three-day Health System Assessment and Investment Plan Consensus Meeting last weekend,  Dr. Dahn, who has served since 2006 as Deputy Minister  for Health Services and Chief Medical Officer, showed that she has more “love” in her heart for the health workers than “hate.”   As a first step in this direction, she vowed to do all in her power, if confirmed by the Liberian Senate, to absorb all health workers on the government payroll.     “We will do all we can to bring them on the payroll. Even if it means that we must sit in hot offices at the Ministry just to get them on the payroll, that will be done. We are willing to make the sacrifices in order to get our health workers on the payroll.”The audience responded to these unexpected but highly positive remarks by giving her a standing ovation.   Our Health Correspondent, Alaskai Moore Johnson, who has for many years extensively covered health issues in Liberia, said the issue of health workers has been the most contentious between the Ministry of Health and National Health Workers’ Association of Liberia (NHWAL).  Another contention has been the reinstatement of their dismissed leaders—Messrs.  Joseph Tamba, president and George Poe Williams, secretary general.  Outgoing Health Minister, Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale, vowed that under his watch as Minister, the two men would “NEVER come back to work for the Ministry.”There are more than 2000 public health workers who are not on the payroll; but some are on “incentives.” Someone assuring that she will selflessly do all to absorb them is an act of good will that must be commended, embraced and reciprocated by the leadership of the NHWAL and the health workers in general.One of Liberia’s most senior medical doctors, who begged anonymity, told this newspaper that the health workers need to give Dr. Dahn the chance to prove herself wrong since she is going to be the one “calling the shots” and not saying ‘Yes, sir,’ to someone else.”  What this doctor meant is that when confirmed, Health Minister Dahn will now be wielding the gavel and will be able, in consultation with her boss, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and the Civil Service Agency (CSA), to decide the health workers’ fate.We think Dr. Dahn meant what she said to the conferees, most of whom were representatives of international organizations— the World Health  Organization (WHO), European Union (EU), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), IRISH Aid, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), World Bank Group, etc.We call on the NHWAL leadership and all the other health workers to heartily accept Dr. Dahn’s olive branch, in order to move the health sector forward for the betterment of ordinary Liberians.Initially, NHWAL president Joseph Tamba received in good faith the Health Minister-designate’s first public pronouncement.We hope that upon confirmation, Minister Dahn will move to re-instate the two dismissed NHWAL officials and gradually work with the health workers toward mutually resolving other contentious issues that have so badly plagued our health sector.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Forest Governance Under Threat

first_imgAn appeal by over 50 communities which have been allegedly denied payment of a 30% share of the Land Rental Fees which logging companies have paid to the Liberian Government has been taken up by the Legislature with the setting up of a Joint Committee to investigate the claim in the sum of US$4.6m.The House of Representatives, last Tuesday set up a Joint Committee, including the Committees on Agriculture and Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning to investigate whether the meaningful Community participation in forest governance is currently under threat, due to government’s failure to pay Land Rental Fees to forested communities since 2008, in compliance with the National Forestry Reform Law of Liberia of 2006.The Joint Committee was mandated by Plenary to question the Ministries of Internal Affairs, Finance and Development Planning as well as the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) and other related agencies and report to Plenary in two weeks.The investigation of the Land Rental Fees was pressured by a letter from Gbarpolu County District # 1 Representative Hon. Alfred G. Koiwood regarding the non-compliance of government in relation to the payment of the Land Rental fees to affected communities.In his letter, Hon. Koiwood, who is also the Chairman on National Security, said on April of 2014, the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Union Community Forestry Development Committees (NUCFDC) requiring the government to make payment of collected Land Rental fees (30%) to affected forested communities as of 2008 upward.“This mutual agreement was in consonance with the National Forestry Reform Law of 2006 which states that 30% of Land Rental Fees be allocated to affected forested communities,” Hon. Koiwood wrote. “In furtherance of our research, we have uncovered that as of 2008 up to date, the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Finance, has collected from concessions through the SGS, the sum of US$4,608,014.73.”He added: “Of this amount, it is our understanding that US$1m has been remitted into the account of the Ministry of Internal Affairs as part payment to the affected forested communities.”It can be recalled in April, 2015, the National Union of Community Forest Development Committees (NUCFDC) called on the Liberian Government to disburse its share of the Land Rental Fees.The group wants the money to be disbursed to the account of the National Benefit Sharing Trust as stipulated by the National Forestry Reform Law of 2006.The foresters warned that if the government failed to meet their demand they will not cooperate with logging companies in the affected communities where logging activities are taking place.Addressing a news conference last Friday in Duarzohn, Margibi County, the Co-chairman of NUCFDC, Augustus Kwalah, said his group is extremely disappointed with the government. Nothing has been done after three months of engagement with the leadership of the NUCFDC resulting into a Memorandum of Understanding for the payment of the land rental fees in the amount US$I million, he said.Mr. Kwalah also contends that the allotment of US$1 million is inadequate and runs contrary to provisions of the National Forestry Reform Law and the National Policy which specify that the FDA shall allocate and disburse fees to communities affected by logging operations.According to Kwalah, the Forestry Reform Law also requires that 30 percent of all land rental fees is disbursed through the National Benefit Sharing Trust in coordination with the Central Bank of Liberia and the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning to ensure that people who are affected by concessions in Liberia can benefit.“We demand the immediate transfer of the United States Dollars one million under the Ministry of Internal Affairs budget appropriation for 2014/2015 to the National Benefit Sharing Trust while we await full payment of community share of rental fees,” Kwalah maintained.He warned of consequences if the government fails to pay their land rental fees, but fell short of stating what those consequences would be.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Brother killed rescuing sister from bandits

first_imgA North East La Penitence man was on Tuesday evening shot dead after he rushed to his sister’s aid as she was being attacked by two gunmen outside their home. The incident occurred just before 23:00h.Dead: Matthew ScottDead is 26-year-old Matthew Scott of Lot 291 North East La Penitence, Georgetown.It was reported that the sister of the now dead man, in the company of another female villager, was walking along Toucan Street heading home and upon reaching in front of her house, two men exited a tinted dark blue Toyota 212 motor car, which was parked nearby and attacked them.An alarm was raised and Scott rushed out of the house to rescue his sister, but was shot by the bandits instead. Based on reports, he sustained a single gunshot wound to his chest and was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH), where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Speaking with Guyana Times on Wednesday, his sister Simone Waldron-Scott related that while heading home, she noticed the strange car parked outside her home but did not think anything of it until the men emerged and attacked them.She recalled that the men went to the older woman first but she pulled out a knife, which she keeps on her person for protection, and brandished it at the men.Scott was shot and killed while attempting to rescue his sister during a robbery in front of the family home“When she pulled out the knife, they left her and one of the boys come up to me and gave one cuff straight to my (right) ear. Then we had a scramble and he snatched off my chain, and pelt a shot at me but he missed; so he raised his foot to kick me,” the woman recounted.At this point, she noted, the other woman raised an alarm to alert family of what was transpiring and the gunman also fired at shot her (elderly woman), but missed again. Nevertheless, the screams and gunshots alerted Waldron-Scott’s family, and her 26-year-old brother rushed outside with her teenage son.The woman further related that her brother picked up a brick to hit the gunman and that was when he was shot.“When they come outside, my brother pushed my son away and that’s how he ended up get shoot… I fight back, why y’all didn’t take me; y’all had to shoot me brother, my only brother,” the grieving woman lamented.Furthermore, the woman related that she saw her brothers’ killer and described him as “fair skin, tall with screwed hair and with a tattoo on his neck… that’s the guy who attacked me and shoot my brother but he ain’t getting off so… I going all out for my brother, I need justice for myself and my brother.”The expecting father, who was employed as a maintenance mechanic in the ‘Rum Factory’ at Banks DIH Limited, was married only three weeks ago. His wife, who is five months pregnant, was too distraught to speak to the media, but was observed washing away the blood stains in front of the gate as she sobbed in grief.Meanwhile, Police have since received some information about the incident and are following the leads on the suspects. This newspaper understands that apart from the two suspects, there was also a third person driving the vehicle.last_img read more

Police do not deny plans to arrest Jagdeo

first_img…but say no ‘political instruction’ givenHours after the People’s Progressive Party/Civic called out the Guyana Police Force (GPF) over taking political instruction from the Government to arrest Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo upon his return from the United States, the Force has denied the contention. While denying taking “political instruction”, the Guyana Police Force did not, however, deny that the Opposition Leader will be arrested.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoThe PPP, in a statement on Monday evening, said that based on reliable information received, the GPF has been instructed by Congress Place and the Ministry of the Presidency to arrest, detain, and charge Jagdeo for wilfully inciting or attempting to incite racial hostility in relation to a speech at Babu Jaan, Port Mourant, Corentyne, on March 11, 2019.According to the PPP, the speech by Jagdeo at Babu Jaan, Port Mourant, Corentyne, in March was widely covered by the media, noting that it is devoid of any racial content and simply called upon all Guyanese to reject the Government, including the President and the Prime Minister, after March 21, 2019, “by chasing them”.Police Commissioner Leslie JamesAccording to the party, based on the passage of the No-Confidence Motion as of March 21, 2019, “the Government would have become illegal and the President, the Prime Minister and Ministers of the Government would no longer be lawfully entitled to hold their governmental offices because of the successful passage of a No-Confidence Motion passed against the Government in the National Assembly on the 21st December, 2019, and the ruling of the Chief Justice which upheld the validity of that No-Confidence Motion. This speech was delivered before the decision of the Court of Appeal in relation to the no-confidence cases”.The party noted that it must be emphasised that the Leader of the Opposition directed his comments to both the President and the Prime Minister and the entire Government and his appeal was to all Guyanese. “It is therefore bewildering how these comments can be interpreted as conveying any racial sentiments whatsoever. Indeed, on the 21st March 2019, under the stewardship of the Leader of the Opposition, the PPP held protest actions in various regions across the country. These protests were peacefully and lawfully conducted and there was not a single reported incident of violence or racial hostility of any kind emanating therefrom,” the party stated.President David GrangerIt added that it is also aware that television stations that carried a similar statement made by the General Secretary of the PPP at a press conference held on March 14, 2019, were served with notices dated April 11, 2019, from the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) urging that they immediately desist from broadcasting such content.“We maintain that the Leader of the Opposition has done nothing other than exercise his democratic, constitutional and political right to be critical of a Government that has flagrantly violated the Constitution and would have been occupying governmental office unconstitutionally, tyrannically and undemocratically. In fact, the duties of the Leader of the Opposition include publicly exposing the vulgar constitutional violations being committed by the Government,” the PPP said.According to the party, what is currently being experienced is the unleashing of State power through the medium of the Guyana Police Force and the GNBA to stifle free speech, to assault democracy and abrogate political rights and freedoms. “This repeated repressive use of the criminal justice system and the State machinery is intended to restrict the Opposition’s rights and freedom to expose the authoritarian actions of this Government internationally. It is, therefore, no coincidence that these actions are being taken after the return of the Leader of the Opposition from international travels where he met with important functionaries and spoke widely with the media in both the Caribbean and the United States in relation to the despotic behaviour of the Government.”The party also called upon the diplomatic and international community to note Guyana’s rapid descent into a police state.DenialIn its denial, the GPF stated that it “wishes to clearly refute such statement and to inform all and sundry that the Ministry of the Presidency, the People’s National Congress/Reform or A Partnership for National Unity have not given any such instruction or advice”.Additionally, the Guyana Police Force stated that it remains “a professional organisation and any action previously or currently being taken, is wholly pursuant to legal advice obtained and/or to engage in investigations”.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Presidency also said that no such instruction was issued by the Head of State, any Minister of Government or any Government official to instruct the Guyana Police Force to arrest the Opposition Leader.In the same breath, the Ministry of the Presidency stated that the Government is of the view that the Constitution, to which every Guyanese is subjected, is supreme and if a violation has occurred, then, by all means, the law must take its course.  The Guyana Police Force must carry out its functions, without fear or favour.last_img read more

Whittier-area schools upcoming graduations

first_imgBelow is list of upcoming graduation ceremonies at Whittier-area schools: Colleges/Universities Thursday: Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. Friday: Whittier College, 13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier. Ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. June 15: Frontier High, First Family Church, 8434 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier. Graduation starts at 6 p.m. June 18: La Mirada High, 13520 Adelfa Drive, La Mirada. Commencement starts at 5:30 p.m. June 19: El Camino High, 14625 Keese Drive, Whittier. Graduation begins at 4 p.m. Whittier Adult School/Sierra Vista High School, Whittier High School auditorium, 12417 Philadelphia St., Whittier. Ceremony begins at 6 p.m. June 20: Santa Fe High School, Cerritos College, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk. Begins at 6 p.m,. June 21: Whittier High School, 12417 Philadelphia St., Whittier. Starts at 4 p.m. La Serna High School, Whittier College, 13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier. Begins at 6 p.m. California High School, 9600 Mills Ave., Whittier. Begins at 6 p.m. Pioneer High School, 10800 Benavon St., Whittier. Graduation at 6 p.m. El Rancho High School, 6501 S. Passons Blvd., Pico Rivera. Commencement begins at 8 p.m160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Saturday: Biola University, 13800 Biola Ave., La Mirada. Commencement begins at 9 a.m. High Schools June 7: St. Paul High School, 9635 Greenleaf Ave., Santa Fe Springs. Ceremonies begin at 5 p.m. June 13: El Rancho Adult School, 9515 Haney St., Pico Rivera. Graduation begins at 5 p.m. June 14: Salazar High School, 9426 Marjorie St., Pico Rivera. Graduation begins at 5p.m. last_img read more

Milner urges Liverpool to grind out results

first_img0Shares0000James Milner. Photo/TEAMTALK LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 22 – Liverpool midfielder James Milner says the Reds won’t always be able to dominate every game and need to learn how to win in different ways this season.Jurgen Klopp’s charges claimed a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday night, thanks to a penalty from Milner and a late second from Sadio Mane which secured the three points. Milner admits it was a tough game away at the Eagles and has emphasised the importance of winning those types of encounters, even if it’s a bit scrappy at times.“That’s something we have to work on: winning all different types of games,” Milner told the club’s official website.“We know that and it was never going to be easy. We know we can play better and control the game a bit more when we were in the lead in the second half.“But this is a tough place to come. I don’t think many people come here and have an easy night, that’s for sure, so it was a good performance in the end just to get the result.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Hate traffic? Think of it as quality time

first_imgMaybe the way we think about traffic congestion is all wrong. Typical of the conventional thinking is (last week’s) Associated Press story on the Texas Traffic Institute’s annual report on congestion: “Drivers waste nearly an entire workweek each year sitting in traffic on the way to and from their jobs ?” And the theme continues: “The nation’s drivers languished in traffic for a total of 4.2 billion hours in 2005 ?” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ? (But) maybe the nation’s commuters don’t regard congestion as bad, but look on those hours in traffic – 71 hours a year in Los Angeles – as their special private time. They are encased in climate-controlled comfort. ? There are hundreds of stations on the satellite radio, unlimited music from the driver’s personal library, elevating lectures by the great professors, possibly a language to learn and perhaps a DVD player discreetly tucked below the dash. ? Maybe commuters subconsciously don’t mind congestion. ? People want to be around other people, although at a reasonable distance, and in their cars they are. Nobody wants to go where nobody wants to go. … – Dale McFeatters Scripps Howard News Service last_img read more

Pittsburgh and Arizona move into the Top 25

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Michigan State, Gonzaga, Louisville and Washington rounded out the Top Ten. The Panthers (11-0) are somewhat of a surprise with three freshmen playing key roles, especially up front. Their 73-64 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday knocked the Badgers out from No. 24 and made Dixon 27-0 in December as a head coach. The Panthers started 18-0 in his first season and 10-0 in 2004-05. Arizona (9-3) can now chase its own record streak for regular-season poll appearances. When the Wildcats dropped out two weeks ago, a run that started at the beginning of the 1987-88 season ended at 312 consecutive regular-season polls. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Another great start by Pittsburgh has the Panthers in the Top 25. A great weekend by Arizona has the Wildcats ranked again. Pittsburgh, off to a third undefeated run in as many seasons under coach Jamie Dixon, moved into The Associated Press’ men’s basketball poll at No. 22 on Monday. center_img Arizona, which swept its Pac-10 weekend in Washington, returned to the rankings at No. 21 after a two-week absence that broke the longest regular-season run in poll history. Duke (12-0) stayed No. 1 for the ninth straight week with Connecticut and Villanova remaining second and third for the fourth straight poll. Memphis, Florida and Illinois held the fourth through sixth spots for a third straight week. last_img read more