Oladipo helps Pacers rally past Lakers

first_imgIndiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo goes to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers’ Ivica Zubac during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 19, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo reverted to his form from the first half of the season Monday night — driving and defending.The Indiana Pacers looked a lot more like themselves, too.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Everything changed in the second half when OIadipo took control.He and Darren Collison got Indiana going with back-to-back 3-pointers midway through the third quarter for a 77-70 lead. After Julius Randle put in a layup, Collison answered with a 20-footer, and when the 14-4 flurry ended, Indiana led 85-74 late in the third.The Lakers never seriously challenged after that.TIP-INSLakers: Kuzma was 3 of 10 on 3s, extending the franchise record for a rookie to 135. … The Lakers lead the league with 52.7 points in the paint per game but only managed to match the Pacers 46-46 in that category. … Randle finished with 21 points and nine rebounds. … Lonzo Ball had four points and eight assists.Pacers: Backup center Domantas Sabonis missed his third straight game with a sprained left ankle and will miss the Pacers next game as well, coach Nate McMillan said before the game. … Oladipo extended his streak of consecutive games with a steal to 54, breaking a tie with Ron Harper for No. 8 in league history. … Thaddeus Young had 18 points, nine rebounds and four assists while Lance Stephenson had 16 points and five rebounds.COLLISON’S BACKCollison returned to the starting lineup for the first time since having knee surgery in early February. He wound up with 15 points and eight assists.“It felt good, just getting used to playing with the first unit again” he said.FREE-THROW ADVICEThe Lakers were 16 of 23 from the free-throw line, the latest chapter in a season-long struggle.One thing that has helped, Walton said, was meditation. But plenty of people from all walks of life also have chimed in about possible solutions.“There’s a lot of people who know how to fix free throws,” Walton said. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LeBron gets triple-double as Cavs beat Bucks without Lue Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Instead, with Oladipo leading the way, Indiana dug down, defended and finally flipped the game just in time to give the Lakers their third consecutive loss and fifth straight in Indianapolis.Coach Nate McMillan couldn’t have dreamed up a more convincing finish.“We did a better job defensively getting back and keeping them in front of us,” he said. “We were making shots and that helps, too.”The start certainly didn’t follow McMillan’s script.Kyle Kuzma finished with 27 points and eight rebounds, and Brook Lopez had 23 points and eight rebounds for Los Angeles. They were the catalysts in the Lakers’ strong start, helping build a 28-19 lead that held for most of the first half.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimscenter_img View comments Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES What about shooting under-handed Rick Barry style?“If it works I’d be totally fine with our guys doing that,” he said.UP NEXTLakers: Visit New Orleans on Thursday night, the second stop on a five-game road trip.Pacers: Will try to earn a series split at New Orleans on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oladipo scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half, Myles Turner added 21 points and seven rebounds and the Pacers rallied for a 110-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. The win ended a two-game losing streak, allowing Indiana to keep pace with Cleveland in a tight Central Division race.“It’s tough when (the whole team is) going,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “Someone that has (Oladipo’s) skill level and his skill set and his ability to break down a defense makes it challenging.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt was a needed win for the Pacers. Indiana faces six teams currently in playoff position in its final 11 games and must play seven road games.Over the previous few games, the young Pacers looked like they might be wearing down. When they gave up 37 points to the Lakers in the first quarter, it seemed as if it would be more of the same. 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On The Rise: WF DOC an Artist in the Making

first_imgWF DOC an emcee from Chicago is proving to be a star in the making with his new hit single “Mula Dance,” featuring Chicago platinum selling artist Twista, which has catapulted the artist to superstardom. Born in Liberia before moving to the US with his family because of the 14-year civil war in Liberia, DOC started his career as a dancer before switching to music.Since switching to music right after his graduations from high school, DOC has been working hard to gain prominence and shaping his sounds with conscious lyrics that matched with fans’ thirst for rap music.As an upcoming artist and owner of a record label, the rapper is worth keeping an eye on because of his lyrics that provide listeners with positive vibes.LIB Life: How long have you been doing music?Doc: I started recording professionally right after high school, which is some years ago. It started out just as a hobby when I was practicing rappers like Fresh Prince and LL Cool J’s songs in school, most especially during class time. However, the moment I turned my university note into a perfect rap lyric, I knew that I was destined to do music.LIB Life: When did you realize that music was going to be your career?DOC: I realized music was going to be my career when I was in college seeking a degree to become a doctor but could not concentrate on the lectures in classes because of music. I wrote songs in between classes instead of paying attention to my professors.LIB Life: How many days or months you took to make Mula Dance?DOC: It took me about 15-30 minutes to write the song, but a good month to complete the production process, mixing and mastering.LIB Life: What do you hope people will gain when playing your song?DOC: Honestly, I expect people to love the message, be encouraged, be inspired, be motivated, dance; and that’s the reason I always do my best to offer unique lyrics.LIB Life: Can you share any of your childhood memories with us?DOC: Oh yeah, during my childhood I used go play soccer soon the sun comes up, never care about even brushing my teeth. My mother used to call me ‘Dirty Joe’ because I hated haircuts or trying to look good. I’m my mother’s last child so I never did much housework.LIB Life: What are you hoping to accomplish next in your career?DOC: Right now I’m working on my upcoming album ‘Prescelto’ and a tour this December. I’m still building my name; therefore I will love to do more shows in and around my city.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Le Repentir Cemetery still in a bad shape – Town Clerk

first_img…as some initial works haltedWhile works are underway at the Le Repentir Cemetery to improve the state of its surroundings, Town Clerk Royston King has revealed that the area is still in a terrible state.King told this publication that persons were contracted to do works at various areas along the cemetery, which included land clearing and digging of some drains. However, the current inclement weather has hindered some of those works, which are still at their initial stages.“We continue to do major works in the area of drainage. They’re still digging the drains and trimming overhanging trees and bushes in that particular facility. It is still in a bad shape. We were hindered somewhat by the current weather when the project is ongoing,” he said.The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) are looking for a contractual arrangement that would enable the other important components of the restoration project to kickA section of the Le Repentir Cemeteryinto gear.“It will come up for discussion at the level of the Finance Committee. We have just asked for initial works to be done. The committee will now have to look at a contractual arrangement that will enable the works to progress, and consider all the timelines and all the other things that are involved for the project,” he explained.King said the small rehabilitation works were necessary because of the deplorable appearance of the cemetery and the overflowing of canals after heavy downpours. These, he said, were affecting the integrity of the tombs and other structures, as well as the wellbeing of people who live in close proximity.“Because of the condition of the cemetery, and because it constituted an emergency, we needed to do something with the facility; and that is why we have engaged some small contractors to do initial clearing and cleaning of the cemetery. The water in the canals at the cemetery was very high,’’ King declared.“It is, in fact, affecting the integrity of the tombs, and that will affect the integrity of our public health in the cemetery itself; and in those that are contiguous to that facility. It is of some concern to us that we need to fix it.”When <> visited the cemetery, some areas were inaccessible while the water level was estimated to be a few inches high.“It is a facility that we really need to fix, and we couldn’t continue in the land anymore in its current state. We need to change that so that we can secure the integrity of public health,” the Town Clerk said.In January of this year, the council had announced the commencement of a $150-million-dollar restoration exercise at the cemetery. This is the first time that a contractor has been hired to assist in maintenance of the premises.In fact, it was revealed that the fences and gates would be restored, and interest would shift to constructing another crematorium. The development of roads in the cemetery was also part of the package.last_img read more

600% raise for LAUSD board?

first_imgLansing said board members should be paid more as part-time employees, but he does not think they should become full-time workers. “I don’t know if more time equates to more efficiencies or to more political nonsense,” Lansing said. “I don’t think it’s value added.” Tokofsky said what school board members really need is a pension boost. “If you give to the public for that long, the public should be concerned about a safety net for your years of public service,” Tokofsky said. “The answer is not salary, and it is most certainly not the $171,000 plus accouterments.” NYC paid less By comparison, when New York City still had an elected board for its school district – the largest in the nation; the LAUSD is the second-largest – board members earned about $15,000 a year, plus benefits such as car service and expenses. But the board was disbanded in 2003 when city government took control of public education. Joe Williams, a freelance writer on education issues and author of “Cheating our Kids: How Politics and Greed Ruin Education,” said school systems nationwide are examining the role of school boards in public education. “The bigger question is whether school boards are relevant anymore,” Williams said. The LAUSD board president, Marlene Canter, declined to comment, and four other school board members could not be reached. Board members Julie Korenstein and Jon Lauritzen have indicated support for full-time pay. United Teachers Los Angeles President A.J. Duffy said it is ridiculous for school board members of the nation’s second-largest school district to have a $24,000 salary with part-time status. While he avoided naming what he considers an appropriate salary for a member, Duffy said full-time pay would attract more bright people to seek seats on the school board. “Right now, those who will likely apply for the job are either retired or super-rich, but a full-time job would free up a whole lot of people who are interested in running,” he said. Runner outraged Dymally’s bill would also require the school board to hire full-time certificated librarians for each library and full-time certificated school nurses for each school site. Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, called the bill outrageous and said it will do nothing but fuel the drive to decentralize the LAUSD. “The people at L.A. Unified ought to be outraged by this kind of an issue. Instead of parents and communities operating schools, we’re going to have some of the highest-paid politicians in the nation overseeing the education of their children. That’s crazy,” said Runner, an advocate of breaking up the LAUSD into smaller districts. Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, said he was stunned Dymally put forth the bill. “They can’t begin to justify this on any ground at all, especially if you measure the quality of the education of the LAUSD,” Coupal said. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a political analyst and senior scholar at the University of Southern California, said she thinks the chance the bill will pass is slim. But it might be time to start the discussion on whether the school board should be a full-time position, she said. “These are people that get paid nothing,” Bebitch Jeffe said. “Some have another job, and it could turn into another political plum, but you don’t know until you try it.” Measure L, on the March 6 ballot, also targets salary issues for the school board. It would create a review committee to set board member salaries every five years, in addition to limiting terms for board members to three and applying certain Los Angeles campaign finance laws to board elections. naush.boghossian@dailynews.com (818) 713-3722160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AB 68 was introduced Dec. 4 by Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally, D-Compton, a former LAUSD teacher. Dymally, who could not be reached for comment Monday, has said his proposal makes sense given the district’s 708,000 students, multibillion-dollar budget and complex problems. The bill would make LAUSD school board members’ salaries “no less than the lowest salary” of a Los Angeles City Council member, now about $171,000. It comes at a time when Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is pushing to strip the school board of most of its authority and shift power to the superintendent and City Hall. Lawmakers, the education community and school board members themselves are divided over Dymally’s bill. Some say a raise is long overdue, given the hours board members log each week, while others call such a huge salary outrageous, given the state of the district. School board members Mike Lansing and David Tokofsky said the proposed salary is too high and that making the job full time would overly politicize the board. Los Angeles school board members could earn more than $170,000 a year, a 600 percent hike that would put their salaries on a par with City Council members’ pay, under legislation introduced by a state assemblyman from Compton. The Los Angeles Unified School District’s part-time board members, who now make about $24,000 a year, would be the only ones in the state to benefit from Assembly Bill 68. The bill would allow boards overseeing 500,000 or more students to become full-time employees and vote themselves hefty pay hikes. “People are going to be blown away, saying: `Isn’t this shooting for the stars?’ and `Don’t they have enough problems already without having to create a larger bureaucracy?”‘ said Jaime Regalado, director of the Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute of Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles. last_img

Goal video: The kind of striker Liverpool need – £14m bargain?

first_imgChristian Benteke’s huge £32.5m buy-out clause means Liverpool may look elsewhere for a new striker.One player linked with a move to Anfield is Juventus and Spain front man Fernando Llorente.The 30-year-old is likely to find game time limited in Turin next season because of Alvaro Morata’s form, Paulo Dybala’s signing and the impending arrival of Mario Mandzukic from Atletico Madrid, meaning Juve may accept around £12m-£14m.In two years in Italy, Llorente has scored 23 Serie A goals and above are some of his best bits.Would you welcome him at Anfield, Liverpool fans?REDS’ SUPPORTERS ON TWITTER REACT TO LLORENTE TRANSFER RUMOURlast_img

Suspect’s suicide ends long pursuit

first_imgCRIME: The alleged `Armada Bandit’ bank robber was suspected in a string of holdups. By The Associated Press A man suspected of at least a dozen bank robberies shot himself to death in Dana Point after a 35-mile chase and a police standoff, authorities said. Michael Buller, 53, of Riverside, was pronounced dead at a hospital Friday, according to Deputy Leslie Meader of the Orange County Coroner. Buller was believed to be the so-called “Armada Bandit” who was wanted for a string of holdups since May in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino said. The robber was nicknamed the “Armada Bandit” because he often wore a Navy hat, authorities said. The bandit struck at around noon at a Washington Mutual branch in Anaheim and fled with a large sum of money, authorities said. Police spotted the man’s pickup truck on a freeway, leading to a chase. During the pursuit, “he saw police and alternated putting a cell phone, then a handgun to his head,” Anaheim police spokesman Sgt. Rick Martinez said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre center_img “It was clear he wasn’t going to pull over.” “He apparently called family members and said he didn’t want to go back to jail,” Amormino said. The chase ended at the Dana Point harbor, where the man jumped out of the truck. During a standoff, an Anaheim police negotiator tried to get the man to surrender. “The guy was just standing near some picnic tables and I could see about 10 cops nearby with their guns drawn,” bystander Warren Willson, 17, told the Orange County Register. After about 10 minutes, the man shot himself in the head, authorities said. Investigators found a Navy baseball cap and cash in the truck.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin 30.01.12 The AGM was held in the Clubhouse on Sunday and the following Officer Board was elected for 2012; Chairperson: Paul Carr; Vice-Chair: Cathal Greene; Secretary: Charlie McAteer; Asst. Secretary: Alma Kavanagh; Treasurer: TBC; Asst Treasurer: Elaina Gallagher; Registrar: Anne Forde; PRO: Paul McGovern; Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Fergus McGee; Senior Team Management: Eamon O’Boyle, Michael McGeehin & Brendan Devenney; Senior Reserve Manager: Noel Keaveny; Junior Manager: TBC; Hurling Officer: Paddy Flood; Exec Members: Peter Curran, Vincent McGlynn, Brian Kelly; Coaching Officer: Jim Clarke; U-21 Management: Micheál Ó Giobúin & John Coleman;  Vice President: Sean Boyle; President: Gabriel Flood. The new Executive will have their first meeting this Thursday night (Feb. 2nd) in the Clubhouse at 7:30pm.This Friday evening (Feb. 3rd), the club have a team taking part in Family Fortunes in Arena 7 at 10pm. Please come out and support the Carr / Flood / O’Donnell family and enjoy a good night’s craic.Anyone interested in helping out with Strictly Come Dancing can come to  a meeting in the Clubhouse this Thursday (Feb. 2nd) at 6:30pm. The big night is on Friday, March 9th in the Mt. Errigal Hotel.Hurling training for U10’s in the Aura each Wednesday  and the LYIT this week. The U12 Camogie training also in the Aura 7-8pm. The Hurling/Camogie Academies run each Friday.  The U15 Camogie blitz will be held on the 11th February 11am -1pm in the LYIT sports hall. All available players to contact Gavin Craig to confirm. We would like to extend our sympathies to the Crossan family, Coolboy and the Barron family on their recent bereavements.There were 5 winners in this week’s Lotto Draw that each matched 3 numbers and win €20 each. The numbers drawn were: 3-15-19-22. Valerie Bryce, Errigal View; Gerry McMonagle, Sliabh Sneacht (both Adrian); Sharon Ferguson, The Grange; Christy Gillespie, Curraghleas; Mary Sweeney, Carrygawley (all card).  GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: CONOR FRIEL LEADS THE WAY AT BARNHILL

first_imgWith another break in the unpredictable weather, the usual die-hards turned out over the weekend at Barnhill and leading the way home on Saturday 13th was single figure handicapper Conor Friel [5] on 39pts. With recorded birdies at 1st and 5th eliminated by bogeys at 2nd and 3rd, a level par front nine of 21pts gave Conor a springboard to the winners post with a further birdie at 11th and two dropped shots leaving him two points clear of nearest competitor Barry Kavanagh who, whilst finishing on 37 points, would rue that double bogey at par three 13th.Sunday 14th saw the ‘big guns’ in action and none more so than Michael Collum [7] whose somewhat erratic start of birdie-blank-birdie-double bogey never looked like a winning score but Michael’s resolve is unquestionable and an 18pts outward nine followed by an inward nine of 17pts was enough to outpoint Don Ponsonby [4] whose start of bogey-blank-bogey was equally surprising but with the help of a birdie at 14th, Don managed a 34pt. finish. Weather permitting, the Captains’ Drive-In will take place on this Sunday 21st. Entry sheet open from 10.30am, draw at 11.30am and shotgun start at 12noon.GOLF NEWS: CONOR FRIEL LEADS THE WAY AT BARNHILL was last modified: February 16th, 2016 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:BarnhillgolfletterkennySportlast_img read more

PROTESTORS ATTACK TAOISEACH AS HE LEAVES LETTERKENNY

first_imgLATEST: Anti-austerity campaigners attacked the Taoiseach’s car as he left Letterkenny this evening.Around 30 protestors remained at the LYIT campus to wait for Enda Kenny to leave the building after delivering a speech to the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly.Scottish, English and Welsh politicians as well as representatives from the Isle of Man, Jersey and the North were all heckled during the protest. Former Mayor Cllr Noel McBride was also the victim of foul-mouthed abuse.As Mr Kenny left the building with TDs Dinny McGinley and Joe McHugh, the protestors began shouting abuse.As the Taoiseach’s driver attempted to drive off, the protestors surrounded his car, some of them banging on the roof and the doors.Gardai managed to clear the road so the Taoiseach could leave the area. Earlier around 30 protestors had chased a car thinking Mr Kenny was inside that vehicle, but he was still inside the building delivering his speech. PROTESTORS ATTACK TAOISEACH AS HE LEAVES LETTERKENNY was last modified: March 4th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV VIDEO: PROTESTORS ATTACK TAOISEACH AS HE LEAVES LETTERKENNYlast_img read more

MADELEINE: PORTUGESE POLICE TO QUIZ ‘SEVERAL’ SUSPECTS

first_imgMadeleine in Donegal, pictured second from left in April 2007. She disappeared in Portugal two weeks later.THE family of missing Madeleine McCann have been told that several suspects will be questioned about her disappearance.Madeleine, whose grandparents and many cousins are from Donegal, disappeared in May 2007 while on holiday with her family in Portugal.She had visited Donegal with her parents just a few weeks beforehand. The BBC says “several suspects” are likely to be questioned in the “very near future” by officers.UK police have already asked Portuguese authorities if they can speak to three people of interest, said the BBC.But the Portuguese now say more than three suspects will be interviewed by their officers.They also said all interviews would be conducted by Portuguese police. British police would be allowed to sit in during the questioning, but they would not be allowed to intervene at any stage, they said. Forensic teams have been examining a section of private scrubland in the Praia da Luz resort for the past week.Nothing has been found so far – and two other searches will begin this week in new areas of interest.  MADELEINE: PORTUGESE POLICE TO QUIZ ‘SEVERAL’ SUSPECTS was last modified: June 8th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalmadeleine mccannmissingportugalsearchsuspectslast_img read more