Celtics hand Pistons first loss of season

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brown scored 19 points and Marcus Morris added 18 for the Boston Celtics in a 109-89 victory on Saturday night over the Detroit Pistons, who lost their first game of the season.Brown came in averaging 8.6 points per game this season, down from 14.5 last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I wasn’t tripping,” Brown said. “And I’ve guarded bigs before, especially my rookie year. Actually when Blake was (with the Los Angeles Clippers), I guarded him a little bit. So I was familiar when Brad asked me.”Andre Drummond had 18 points and eight rebounds, and Stanley Johnson scored a season-high 16 for Detroit, which had won its first four games of the season for the first time since 2008-09.? Griffin came in averaging 33.8 points per game, shooting 55.7 percent from the field and 65.2 percent from 3. He missed his first seven shots, including four from 3-point range. Celtics: Tuesday they play host to Detroit in the second game of the set.Pistons: Tuesday will open a six-game stretch where the Pistons will play five on the road.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “I just missed open shots early,” Griffin said. “I thought that I tried to attack at times and get to the foul line but it didn’t go that way.”He scored seven points in 30 minutes, finished 2 of 13 from the field and 0-4 from deep.“Blake’s a handful,” Stevens said. “We knew we were mostly going to have to play small on (Griffin) or Drummond, so we just tried to be very active around those guys.”Detroit came in shooting 37.6 percent from 3-point range this season, and went 7 for 37 (18.9 percent). Boston shot 14 for 34 (41.2 percent) from deep.“It is disappointing,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “One game doesn’t make a season. It should get our attention and show us how well we have to play each and every night.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (20) steals the ball from Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — With Jaylen Brown struggling offensive so far this season, Brad Stevens still asked him if he wanted a shot at defending one of the NBA’s hottest players.Not only did Brown slow down the much bigger Blake Griffin, his offense also perked up in the process.ADVERTISEMENT The Celtics opened up a 103-74 lead with 5:15 left to play, cruising in the first of consecutive games.Casey was assessed his first technical foul with Detroit, protesting a first-quarter no-call after Griffin hit the ground. The subsequent Morris free throw capped an 8-0 run that made it 23-11 Boston in the first quarter.The Boston bench outscored Detroit’s 34-9 in the first half, as the Celtics opened up a pair of 26-point leads in the second quarter. The Pistons previous largest deficit of the season was 12 points in the opener against Brooklyn.Daniel Theis, who Stevens said was questionable to play with a foot injury, scored 14 points and had seven rebounds before halftime. He finished with 17 points and eight rebounds.Gordon Hayward scored season-high 15 points and Terry Rozier added 14 points off the bench for Boston.TIP-INSCeltics: Aron Baynes, who played two seasons in Detroit, missed his third straight game with a right hamstring strain. . Jabari Bird has not played yet this season because of personal reasons.Pistons: Detroit was playing its first game since the injury to guard Luke Kennard, who sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder on Thursday. … Drummond took an inadvertent shot from Al Horford in the third quarter, resulting in a bloody nose. He did not leave the game. . Jon Leuer played for the first time this season, his first appearance since Oct. 31, 2017. He missed 74 games last season with an ankle injury and then had offseason knee surgery. Leuer scored four points.GETTING COMFYTheis was two points away from his career high of 19, which he set last season in Detroit.? Federer ignored deadline set by ‘new’ Davis Cup Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “He probably wanted to play here,” Stevens said. “When we lose a guy like Baynes, we need everybody else to step up.”Theis was being evaluated after the game with a right heel injury, according to the Celtics.MOVING BETTERStevens thought the Celtics had been plodding offensively this season, leading to a 100.0 points per game average entering Saturday, second-worst in the league.“Our pace is better, which is good,” Stevens said. “If we’re going to play nine guys this much, or 10 guys this much, then we might as well move a little faster.”BEASTING BOSTONDrummond entered the game scoring 17.1 points per game on Boston in his career, the highest against any opponent.GET THE BALLRookie Bruce Brown scored his first NBA points for the Pistons, finishing with six points. He had missed his first four career field-goal attempts and two free throws.UP NEXT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Independent human resources audit

first_imgDear Editor,Now that a conversation has begun regarding the need for affirmative action to be undertaken at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), I believe that a careful look should also be taken at the Georgetown municipality to see whether there is employment equity there.Just a casual look at that entity such as in the City Constabulary, Town Clerk’s, City Treasurer’s, City Engineer’s, Markets, Human Resource, Solid Waste and Public Health Departments indicates an urgent need for the bridging of inequalities in employment and pay and in addressing apparent past wrongs, harm and hindrances.A good idea would be for the City Council to carry out an independent human resources audit to ascertain whether there was any bias with regard to race, creed or colour in the process of hiring. This audit should check to see whether there is any nepotism, favouritism, or cronyism in the hiring process; to see what is the justification in elevating of some persons on the salary scale, and it should review the application process to determine whether the best candidates were selected from those who applied.The City Council collects property rates from citizens of every class, colour, and religion, why then doesn’t employment spread reflect the same diversity? The laws of Guyana are clear on protecting citizens from all forms of discrimination as fundamental human rights. Our labour laws, in particular, the Prevention of Discrimination Act, Chapter 99:09 (No 26 of 1997), provides for the elimination of discrimination in employment, training, recruitment, and membership of professional bodies.There should also be an examination of the various contracts that are given out by the Council, not just for financial probity but to see whether any persons or groups are marginalised.Perception is reality. If you are perceived to be something or to be doing something, you might as well be it or be doing it, because that’s the truth in people’s minds.Best regards,Deodarie Putulalllast_img read more

Essequibo Coast labourer stabbed to death

first_imgThe year 2018 ended on a grieving note for an Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) family after a labourer, Kevin Moses Betancourt, was stabbed to death.Reports are the 23-year-old was stabbed to death at about 21:30h on old years’ night at Pamona Housing Scheme.According to reports, Betancourt went in search of a friend with whom he hadDead: Kevin Moses Betancourtearlier in the day met in a masquerade band. Guyana Times was told that as the 23-year-old entered the premises at Pamona Housing Scheme, the suspect, who was intoxicated, requested that he leave the yard. This led to a physical confrontation and the suspect whipped out a knife and wounded Betancourt to his neck and chest.The young man was rushed to the Suddie Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A relative of the suspect told this publication that he was recently released from prison, having served time for assaulting an old man. The suspect is from the Pomeroon River area and was spending the holidays at his cousin’s residence in Pamona.Speaking with Guyana Times, the dead man’s mother, Bibi Nazim said her son Kevin is her second child of four children, born in Venezuela. She said the family moved back to Guyana about 10 years ago. The suspect was subsequently arrested.Meanwhile, a post-mortem examination conducted on the body of Betancourt showed that he died as a result of a perforation to the heart.last_img read more

Use caution with LNG predictions: report

first_imgIt recalls the Liberal government throne speech last February, which forecast a $100 billion windfall for B.C. as a result of a new LNG industry and talked about erasing the province’s $56 billion debt by 2028. However, the Sun says the 15 page Foundation report also notes the tempering of expectations generally turns out to be wise and would likely be useful in this case. The document also points out that “B.C. is coming late to the party” and competitors are well ahead in terms of their capacity to deliver product. It adds the province hasn’t even determined what its royalty regime is going to be, and costs will have to be carefully managed to remain competitive with the likes of Qatar and Australia. – Advertisement -The Foundation agrees the main markets will be in the far east, citing China, Japan and Korea, but it adds competition to serve them will be intense, and it will include the Americans.The report concludes that the opportunity to build a successful new industry in B.C. is solid, but that it’s not guaranteed, and that people who have become real estate speculators in communities like Fort St. John, should proceed with caution.To read the full Vancouver Sun article, click here.Advertisementlast_img read more

Daley Blind praises Wayne Rooney for inspirational pre-match team talk before Manchester derby victory

first_img Wayne Rooney 1 Manchester United utility man Daley Blind has credited a pre-match team talk from captain Wayne Rooney as hugely pivotal to Sunday’s 4-2 victory in the Manchester derby.Arch rivals City had won the previous four contests before the weekend’s encounter at Old Trafford, but goals from Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata and Chris Smalling maintained the Red Devils’ faint title hopes.The win ensured bragging rights for the red half of Manchester and prevented what would have been a record fifth straight loss to City, and Blind believes Rooney’s intervention was vital.“It was a thing [the poor recent record] that was always in our minds. Everyone knew how important this game was, not only because it’s a rat race in the last games, but also because of the history of the last four games,” said the Dutchman.“Wayne Rooney mentioned that in the dressing room before the game to all the players and it is something that you have in mind when you go on to the pitch. You saw how everyone was fighting for each other.”United’s thumping win was their sixth consecutive league victory and their form has prompted many into thinking they could mount a realistic challenge for next year’s Premier League, but Blind wants to retain the focus on the rest of this season.He added: “I think Manchester United is always a club that is fighting for the title. Of course other teams are watching us, but we have to watch ourselves this season, our own games, focus on that and then we will see where it ends.“We don’t have to watch for Chelsea. We have to watch for our own games, we have to look at ourselves. Every game is a final to the end and we have to believe in ourselves.”last_img read more

Premier League clubs ranked by record attendance at their current stadium

first_img 20 20 20 13. Watford’s record attendance is 34,099 at Vicarage Road for an FA Cup fourth round tie against Manchester United on 3 February 1969 14. Southampton’s record attendance at St Mary’s is 32,363 v Coventry City, on 28 April 2012, when the home side achieved promotion from the Championship West Ham’s record attendance at Upton Park was 42,322 against Tottenham in 1970, but that figure will be smashed at the 60,000-capacity Olympic Stadium. Find out how this compares with the record attendances at the other 19 Premier League stadiums – click the arrow above to see the grounds ranked, from lowest to highest 20 20 17. Stoke City’s record attendance at the Bet365 Stadium is 28,218 for an FA Cup third round tie against Everton in 2002 16. Bournemouth’s record attendance at Dean Court is the 28,799 spectators who watched an FA Cup match against Manchester United’s Busby Babes in 1957 20 15. Leicester City’s record attendance at the KP Stadium is 32,242 for their first game of the title-winning 2015/16 Premier League campaign, against Sunderland 19. Swansea City’s record attendance at the Liberty Stadium is 20,972 v Liverpool in the Premier League on 1 May 2016 20 4. Tottenham’s record attendance at White Hart Lane is 75,038 for an FA Cup tie against Sunderland on 5 March 1938 20 11. Sunderland’s record attendance at the Stadium of Light is 48,335, set when Liverpool visited Wearside in the Premier League in April 2002 20 20 20 5. West Bromwich Albion’s record attendance at the Hawthorns is 64,815 v Arsenal in the 1937 FA Cup 20 20 18. Hull City’s record attendance at the KC Stadium is 25,030 set on 9 May 2010 for the last Premier League match of the season, against Liverpool 20 20 8. Burnley’s record attendance at Turf Moor came way back in 1924, when 54,755 people watched an FA Cup match against Huddersfield Town 20 12. The record attendance at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium was actually for an England Euro 2004 qualifier, when the Three Lions faced Slovakia in June 2003 in front of 35,000 fans – The best figure for a Middlesbrough game was the 34,836 attendance for the Premier League visit of Norwich City on 28 December 2004. 9. Manchester City’s record attendance at the Etihad Stadium is 54,693 for the Premier League visit of Leicester on 6 February 2016 10. Crystal Palace’s record attendance at Selhurst Park is 51,801, for the defeat of Burnley that clinched the Second Division title (the second tier in those days) back in 1979 20 6. Liverpool’s record attendance at Anfield is 61,905, set at an FA Cup match between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1952 20 7. Arsenal’s record attendance at the Emirates Stadium is 60,161, for a 2–2 Premier League draw with Manchester United on 3 November 2007 West Ham United move into their new Olympic Stadium home for the 2016/17 season and one thing is certain: they will smash their attendance record.That is because the Hammers old home, Upton Park, never had anywhere near as large a capacity as the 60,000-seat Olympic Stadium.From the first game at the modern arena, West Ham will set a new attendance record.But how do the other 19 Premier League clubs compare when it comes to record attendances at their current home?Take a look at the gallery above to find out. 3. The record attendance at Old Trafford is not for a Manchester United game; instead, it’s the 76,962 who attended an FA Cup semi-final between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Grimsby Town on 25 March 1939 – United’s highest attendance at Old Trafford is 76,098 for a Premier League game against Blackburn Rovers in March 2007, but the club’s actual highest home attendance is 83,260 for a First Division game against Arsenal in January 1948… although that figure was achieved while the Red Devils were temporarily playing at the Maine Road home of Manchester City, due to Second World War bomb damage of Old Trafford. 20 2. Everton’s record attendance at Goodison Park is 78,299 for the visit of Liverpool in Division One, on 18 September 1948 20 1. Chelsea’s record attendance at Stamford Bridge is 82,905 v Arsenal in Division One in October 1935last_img read more

GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS U14’S DEFEAT NAOMH BRID IN COUNTY SEMI-FINAL

first_imgLetterkenny Gaels GAA NotesThe Senior team lost to Moville in their second match in group 2 of the Junior A Championship.They play Naomh Padraig Lifford in the next round this weekend in Lifford. Check Facebook for throw-in. Training continues at Pairc na nGael every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. New players always welcome.The U-14 team had a good win over Naomh Brid in the Division 2 semi-final on Saturday past. In a repeat of the Northern Final they will play Robert Emmetts in the final which is fixed for this Saturday with time & venue to be confirmed. See Facebook for more information. The U-8 footballers travelled across town to take part in the blitz organised by St. Eunans. We had 2 teams taking part and the day ended on a high note with a visit to Arena 7.U-6 & U10 Football continues every Sunday morning at 11am at Pairc na nGael while the U-8’s is on both Sunday morning & Wednesday evening from 7-8pm.Last week the club hosted a very successful Hurling Fun Week. Scores of children from U-6 to U-12 enjoyed learning and improving their Hurling skills. The highlight of the week was on Friday when we were joined by a group of Spanish students who took part in a coaching session followed by a sporting game with the small ball. This was followed by a tasty BBQ which was enjoyed by all. Thanks to Dan & Sharon for holding the Fun Week and to all our coaches who give up their week to attend.Good luck to both Donegal teams on Sunday in the Ulster Final especially to Oisin Cannon and the Minor lads.We are currently looking for girls aged 9-12 to join our U-12 Gaelic Football squad. Training on Wednesday evening from 6.30-7.30pm Contact Jim Farrell on 086 0566893 for more details.Letterkenny Gaels Camogie Crew are holding a 3 day Summer Camp at the pitch from next Wednesday 16th July to Friday 18th July for girls 7 or older. Contact Aideen on 086 8163605 for more details.Camogie training continues every Tuesday evening at Pairc na nGael from 6-7pm for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th class. 5th, 6th class & Secondary school on Monday evening 6-7.30pm at Pairc na nGael. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome. U-16 training continues at Pairc na nGael every Wednesday & Friday at 5.30pm.The U-12 Hurlers put up a spirited display against Gaoth Dobhair. However, the lads from the West proved to be the more dominant side and the final score line reflected this. They play Burt at the Glebe this weekHurling training for U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 continues at the pitch every Thursday evening from 6.30-7.30pm. Hurley’s and helmets provided for training.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, www.letterkennygaels.donegal.gaa.ie Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGael GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS U14’S DEFEAT NAOMH BRID IN COUNTY SEMI-FINAL was last modified: July 15th, 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSportlast_img read more

Former Rangers star says Gers can only compete with Celtic if Hoops get worse

first_img Boyd spent two spells at Rangers Defoe feels blessed at ‘amazing’ Rangers, reveals Gazza conversation 2 Karamoko Dembele ‘chooses’ who he will play for internationally Liverpool starlet set to join Rangers and replace flop summer signing Rangers team up with hummel UK to launch eco-friendly ZEROH2O kit Every one of Celtic’s fixtures for the new season in full “Last year it was two full-backs who were high and wide; yes, they were good going forward, but you could get in behind them.“With [Jon] Flanagan coming in, if [James] Tavernier goes forward he gives that balance of almost playing with three centre-halves alongside [Nikola] Katic and [Connor] Goldson. So they are not as open.” WAT ABOUT THAT true love Edinburgh derby: Three men charged following fan trouble during fiery clash Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos NO PLACE This should be a worry for Gerrard, according to Boyd, who feels Rangers will not be able to catch Celtic unless the Parkhead club bring it on themselves by drastically worsening their on-pitch performances.“I think to close the gap you probably need Celtic to come down a level,” Boyd, who spent two spells at Ibrox, told talkSPORT.“Steven Gerrard is a winner and Rangers Football Club are used to winning, but I think there needs to be a realisation of where this club is at this moment in time.“But there is definitely an improvement that’s been made.“Last year Rangers scored more goals in the league than Celtic, but it was the defensive area that let them down. They seem to have strengthened that this year. LANGUAGE BARRIER McCoist tells funny Rangers story about Gazza and new Napoli boss Gattuso decision dom’s the man KICK-OFF scrap Gerrard has had a busy summer strengthening Rangers’ squad, and he has started his first ever coaching role positively, having guided the Glasgow club through two Europa League qualifying rounds to book a third round tie against Maribor, which will be played next Thursday.However, the Liverpool legend will only come under real scrutiny when the league campaign kicks off, with Rangers’ performances in relation to Celtic the true marker of just how well Gerrard is doing. 2 Gerrard was named Rangers manager earlier this year Top stories in Scottish football Listen to Ally McCoist’s heartfelt tribute to late Rangers icon Fernando Ricksen A FIGHTER Kris Boyd believes his former club Rangers will only be able to close the gap on Celtic if the Hoops get worse.The Scottish Premiership gets under way this weekend, with Celtic hosting Livingston on Saturday afternoon, then Rangers visiting Aberdeen a day later.Under new manager Steven Gerrard, the Gers will be hoping to end Celtic’s dominance of Scottish football, though they will need to be much better than they were last term, when the Ibrox club finished 12 points behind the Hoops – and even behind Aberdeen.last_img read more

Mannkind posts losses

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The net loss applicable to common stockholders is $31.7 million, or 73 cents per share based on 43.5 million shares outstanding. A year ago, the net loss was $39.4 million, or $1.40 per share based on 28.1 million shares outstanding. Shares of the company traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market closed at $12.02 Monday, up 32 cents. The company recently completed a stock issue to raise $175 million to finance further product development. “We successfully completed one of the largest equity placements in our sector this year,” Alfred Mann, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement. “As well, our Technosphere Insulin System continues to gain recognition for being unlike any other inhaled insulin therapy in registration or under development. “With a strengthened balance sheet and operating team, management continues to advance and execute its clinical development program.” VALENCIA – Mannkind Corp., which is developing an inhaler system to administer insulin to diabetics, reported on Monday third-quarter losses of nearly $32 million, down from the same period a year ago. The Valencia-based biomedical firm said operating expenses for the three months ending Sept. 30 totaled $32.9 million, compared with $20.5 million from the same period in 2004. Officials attributed higher costs to development of its Technosphere insulin product, which is in Phase 3 clinical trials in the United States and Europe. Research and development expenses for the quarter were $24.5 million – a $12.7 million increase from a year ago. General and administrative expenses decreased by $300,000, to $8.4 million. The Technosphere product is designed to deliver an insulin powder formula through an inhaler to treat patients with Type 2 diabetes. Insulin for diabetics is usually injected by needle or through a pump system. The company is completing its data review of the most recent trials, and plans to announce the results in the next few months. For the first nine months of 2005, operating expenses totaled $83.1 million, compared with $55.5 million from the same period last year. Research expenses tallied $66.8 million for the first nine months of 2005, up from $27.9 million. Administrative expenses decreased by $200,000, to $16.3 million. The net loss applicable to common stockholders for 2005 so far is $81.0 million, or $2.23 per share based on 36.4 million shares outstanding, compared with $74.7 million, or $3.29 per share based on 22.7 million shares outstanding in the first nine months of 2004. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Down with Human Evolution Just-So Stories

first_imgStories of human ancestors around campfires evolving larger brains by eating meat or caring for animals often sound themselves life campfire stories.  For example, Jeremy Hsu in Live Science speculated that “Caring for Animals May Have Shaped Human Evolution.”  A cute girl with a puppy adorns the article.  “Our love of all things furry has deep roots in human evolution and may have even shaped how our ancestors developed language and other tools of civilization.”  For another example, see the 06/10/2010 entry on why humans became hairless.    Paleoanthropologist John Hawks has had enough of this tale-telling.  “‘Just-so stories [are] driving me crazy,” he exclaimed in a rare outburst against reporters and those in his own field on his John Hawks Weblog.  Responding to one such story, the idea that eating meat gave humans bigger brains (12/20/2009), he showed how to ask skeptical questions: “How did meat make us smarter?  Is it a magical meat property?  If I fed enough meat to the local deer, would they get smarter?”  He did not reject the evolutionary tales outright: “These are serious hypotheses with literature and evidence supporting them,” he claimed, but then he blushed on his colleagues’ behalf: “I just wish that they could be reported in a way that made it sound like paleoanthropologists are skeptical scientists!”Thank you, John.  Join our campaign to clean up science by ridding it of storytelling.  Just watch the ground under your feet.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more