“I was high in the air, so why not just go ahead and do something?” asked Robinson, the former Louisiana high school standout whose previous rebounding high was six.Dorian Finney-Smith had 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting for the Mavericks, but Harrison Barnes was held to 1 of 7 from 3-point range while scoring 14 points. DeAndre Jordan had a season-low four points and matched his lowest rebounding total this season with 10.TIP-INSKnicks: Damyean Dotson just missed his second double-double of the season, finishing with 11 points and eight rebounds. … Others among the seven double-figure scorers were Enes Kanter (13 points) and Mario Hezonja (11).Mavericks: G Devin Harris was out again with a left hamstring strain. He hasn’t played since the opener. … J.J. Barea matched his season low with two points, attempting just five shots. He equaled Doncic with six assists.MITCHELL’S MODELRobinson’s best game so far came against Jordan, the 6-foot-11 center who extended his Dallas record with his ninth straight double-digit rebound game to start a season. Robinson matched Jordan on the boards and was much more of a factor offensively, going 5 of 6 from the field. “I think DeAndre is a guy that Mitchell looks up to, and really respects,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. “Obviously there are a lot of similarities there that we’re going to be using DeAndre as a model for Mitchell.”DEFENSE FIRSTAnother versatile game from Doncic, who has been Dallas’ best player in his first two-plus weeks, prompted questions for Carlisle over whether the rookie should have a more prominent role in the offense. Carlisle was thinking about the sixth game out of nine in which the Mavericks have allowed at least 50 percent shooting. “I’m so much more focused on the defense that the questions about the offense, to me, are insignificant,” the coach said. “It’s become too commonplace. That’s not going to get it, and I know we can do better.”UP NEXT Both teams play Washington. The Knicks are at the Wizards on Sunday, and the Mavericks get them at home Tuesday after a three-day break.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Paul, Anthony help Rockets top Nets to end 4-game skid Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Trier scored 19 of his career-high 23 points during a second-half surge, fellow rookie Mitchell Robinson had his first double-double and the Knicks beat Dallas 118-106 Friday night, handing the Mavericks their sixth straight loss.“I’ve been here, what is this, 10 games now?” Trier asked, overshooting the number by one after missing just two shots (8 of 10). “It’s been a lot of fun and I’m learning more each and every day, and we’re learning more about everybody on this team and how to use everybody, not just me.”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 ChrissTim Hardaway Jr. had 18 points and six rebounds to help the Knicks win for the second time in three games after a five-game skid that followed a victory in their opener.Robinson set career highs with 13 points and 10 rebounds. New York outscored Dallas 33-18 in the third quarter after trailing by three at halftime, and led by as many as 17 in the fourth, when Trier scored 14 . New York Knicks guard Allonzo Trier (14) reacts after a three-point basket against the Dallas Mavericks in an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)DALLAS — Allonzo Trier’s two-way contract with New York is looking more and more like a one-way deal.As in, the rookie guard isn’t leaving the Knicks anytime soon.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dennis Smith Jr. scored 23 points and 19-year-old rookie Luka Doncic had 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Mavericks, who matched their longest losing streak from the lost 2017-18 season.That six-game skid a year ago led to a 2-14 start and 24-58 finish, and this slump followed a 2-1 start that marked Dallas’ first winning record since the end of the 2015-16 season. The Mavericks opened 2-13 two seasons ago.“At this point, we’ve got to get angry,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “We’ve got to get more together. We’ve got to have two great practice days. That’s where we are.”The Knicks shot just 24 percent from 3-point territory against the worst defending team from long range, but they made up for it inside the arc. New York shot 71 percent (39 of 55) on 2-pointers and was at 55 percent overall for the game.Lance Thomas scored nine of his 10 points when the Knicks took control in the third and assisted during the surge on Robinson’s reverse alley-oop dunk .ADVERTISEMENT View comments
It is no doubt the latest significant landmark on the Monrovia city skyline, but the proprietors of the box-shaped hotel promise it to be “a place where elegance meets African luxury.” Boulevard Palace, it is called; located on the corner of 13th Street and Tubman Boulevard in the Monrovia suburb of Sinkor. The 105-room hotel comes with high class and custom made furnishings as well as offering a panoramic view of the city from its unique vantage points. The suites come in varying formations, to accommodate guests checking in by themselves or as a family or as executive caliber. The rooms have key-card entry and an electronic safe for each room; CCTV surveillance for public areas, and what it calls “latest security and fire protection systems.” The top level (fifth floor) of the Boulevard Palace hosts the bar and restaurant, offering a bird’s eye view of the Tubman boulevard immediately below but a breathtaking view of the Atlantic horizon. On the other side of the building, one can appreciate the mangrove on the edge of Matadi. The property on which the hotel is built belongs to the Liberia United Methodist Church Annual Conference. The Church board of trustees entered a land lease agreement in 2011 to the management of the Boulevard Palace, chaired by Mr. Salim Halabi. At the colorful grand opening yesterday, Bishop John Innis, presiding prelate of the United Methodist Church in Liberia, congratulated Chairman Halabi for his farsightedness, courage and vision to undertake such an investment. The occasion was graced by an intimate audience of primarily high ranking government officials, foreign diplomats and members of the business community. Representing the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), Deputy Minister Isaac Jackson said the opening of the Boulevard Palace is “a clear example of what President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf meant when she said that our country is secure.” He made mention of a rigorous inspection exercise performed at the Boulevard Palace by a team from theMinistry, led by Deputy Minister for Tourism, Jackie Capehart. According to Min. Jackson, Min. Capehart, based on her team’s assessment, recommended to Minister Eugene Nagbe that the hotel be granted a five-star rating, which was officially granted. The Boulevard Palace currently has no swimming pool, fitness center or other recreational facilities, but appears to cater more toward a business agenda driven clientele, at least for now, given the current lineup of facilities and services. Other amenities offered by the hotel include laundry service, express checkout, ample and secure parking, 24-hour security; luggage storeroom; business center; 24 hour room service; babysitting service on request; conference and banquet facilities; car rental service; wireless internet connectivity in public areas; soundproof windows; self-controlled air conditioning; 32” widescreen flat panel LCD HD TV; DSTV; direct dial telephone; voicemail service; mini-bar; coffee/tea facility; premium bath amenities; hair dryer; evening turndown service, among others. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf paid an early visit to the grand opening ceremony, where performed the official ribbon-cutting, toured the facilities and left the building. Later Vice President Joseph N. Boakai graced the occasion. In his remarks, Mr. Boakai thanked the United Methodist Church “for being so gracious to give this property to erect this facility,” and commended Mr. Halabi and team for their confidence to undertake such an investment. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 70-year-old man became the latest hit-and-run victim after he was struck down along the Nismes Public Road, West Bank Demerara on Monday evening by an allegedly speeding motorcyclist.Deceased: Hurbert CaesarDead is Hurbert Caesar of Nismes Public Road, WBD. Based on information received, the now dead pensioner was heading to a shop in the area on his pedal cycle when the motorcyclist collided with him. The father of three sustained injuries and was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital in an unconscious state and was pronounced dead on arrival.The rider of the motorcycle bearing registration number CJ 5283 fled the scene, but the Police are making stringent efforts to apprehend him.The mangled motorcycle and pedal cycle were taken into the possession of the Police as they continue their investigations.The man’s grieving widow, Shaundell Caesar, told Guyana Times that she iwas seeking answers regarding the missing motorcyclist.The bicycle and the motorcycle involved in Monday’s accidentShe related that her husband had left home around 18:45h on Monday on his bicycle to go to a nearby shop to purchase a bottle of Vicks when he was struck down.The woman explained that she was home at the time Caesar left home and some time after, she received a telephone call from her neighbour who informed of her the accident. In a state of shock, she contacted other relatives who went to the scene. The devastated woman hopes that the perpetrator is arrested and brought to justice.The man’s body was taken to the Ezekiel Funeral Parlour to await an autopsy. He leaves to mourn his wife, three children, and other relatives.
WHITTIER – A man suspected of running over a Los Angeles police officer during a narcotics investigation turned himself in Tuesday night. Authorities say Joe Ortiz Jr. walked into a Whittier police station, hours after officials said he deliberately struck an undercover officer who was trying to arrest him, and then fled in a white Mazda. An LAPD spokesman says Ortiz surrendered around 8 p.m. He will be taken to a Los Angeles jail and be booked for investigation of attempted murder on a police officer. The officer, who suffered two broken legs, facial and head injuries, is recovering at a hospital. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
South Africa’s lawmakers want mobilephone operators to cut the interconnectionfees by more than half.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library.)MEDIA CONTACTS• Josias MathibaIndependent Communications Authorityof South Africa+27 83 377 1493+27 11 566 [email protected]• Tiyani RikhotsoDepartment of Communications+27 12 427 8010+27 83 800 [email protected] NdlovuThis festive season will be lighter on South Africans’ pockets as the country’s lawmakers put pressure on mobile phone operators to slash interconnection fees by more than half before the end of 2009.Users pay interconnection fees to enable mobile phone calls to be transmitted from one network to another.On 13th October, the first of a two-day public hearing session in parliament, Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda ordered the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), responsible for licensing and regulating electronic communications and broadcasting services, to implement a policy of cheaper fees by 30 November.Mobile phone operators MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Virgin Mobile were also present and invited to make written submissions stating their case.These companies currently charge an interconnection fee of R1.25 per minute in peak time, but the proposal is that they cut this to 60 cents a minute, and then reduce fees by a further 15 cents over the next three years.Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications is now putting significant pressure on operators and Icasa to effect this after four years of failed talks.According to Communications Department spokesperson Tiyani Rikhotso, they may call on Icasa to force operators to cut their rates if it feels discussions between the companies and the regulator aren’t proceeding fast enough, referring to the 30th November deadline.Rikhotso said due to the unproductive talks “we, as a department, would like to see this issue resolved as soon as possible”.Mobile phone charges in South Africa are the third highest in the world after Mexico and Turkey, according to Icasa. This is a big concern of the government, as it feels high rates result in a less competitive telecoms environment.“There is no dispute that costs are too high,” Rikhotso said. “The question is how much should costs be slashed by. We want these reductions to come into effect by Christmas. Consumers are being hard hit by these high prices.”The day before the public hearings mobile phone operators met with Icasa to discuss the much-disputed fee issue. “Icasa will make recommendations on pricing to lawmakers following the meeting,” said acting Icasa spokesperson Josias Mathiba.Public upbeatConsumers have welcomed the move. National Consumer Forum (NCF) chairperson Thami Bolani said: “Having a cellular [mobile] phone is a necessity not a luxury for many people living in rural areas. We need reasonable, affordable telecommunications.”The NCF is an independent non-profit organisation committed to raising vital consumer issues, and the protection and promotion of consumer rights and interests in South Africa.Independent Democrats leader Patricia De Lille, who in June 2009 launched a campaign for cheaper telecommunications prices and was later joined by other political parties, is also pleased. “After years of being ripped off by the cellular phone operators, this is the Christmas box we all deserve,” she said. De Lille accused operators of stalling so they could rake in more money.Advocate Johnny de Lange of the African National Congress has also slammed mobile phone operators for their high interconnection fees. “They have done terrible things to the South African people,” he said.Operators warn governmentMobile phone operators have warned the government that drastic cuts could destabilise the South African mobile phone market or even discourage future investment in telecommunications infrastructure.At the hearings Vodacom warned parliament that the government’s plan to force a cut could negatively affect a significant segment of the company’s usership.“An arbitrary and ill-considered intervention could have unintended consequences, which could result in the disconnection of marginal customers who make up at least 30% of our customer base,” Vodacom chief executive Pieter Uys said in a written submission.MTN, Africa’s biggest mobile phone operator, said the government’s plans may force it to cut its expenditure and raise other fees.“While there may be pressure and dire need for drastic reductions in interconnection rates, there is no sound basis to determine the extent of this reduction,” the company said in their submission.
Passengers will be able to request a ride via mobile app, text message or www.uber.com, as well as track the arrival of their car. Availability of vehicles may be limited during the testing phase, but Uber said it is working on dispatching more Uber drivers every day. The service, which operates in 40 cities worldwide, is expected to launch in Cape Town next. SAinfo reporter 12 August 2013 US technology company Uber has launched its mobile transport application in South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg, promising to provide an efficient transportation service and to make the city more accessible for its residents and visitors. The app allows people to request a lift and arrange for a pick-up at any location around the city by connecting with a pool of drivers, and is currently in its testing phase in Johannesburg. “For users, we push the limits of the transportation industry to create a simple, more efficient, and more enjoyable car service experience. For drivers, Uber is a revenue stream, allowing professional drivers to make more money by turning downtime into profits,” the company said. Its launch marked San Francisco-based Uber’s entry into its first African city and saw South African football star Mark Fish first to use the service. “Johannesburg has long been known as Africa’s capital city – its economic heartbeat, cultural soul and a draw to dreamers from across the continent,” Uber said. “No matter what you call the city – Jozi, Joburg, eGoli – it’s no secret that getting around is not always pleasant; traffic on the M1 can be crushing and drivers are notoriously loose with speed limits. “That’s part of the reason we can’t be more thrilled to be here, so that Joburg residents and visitors have a safe, reliable transportation option where they can travel in comfort and style,” the company said.
All draws, results, ladders and statistics can also be viewed at the TFA Sporting Pulse website which can be accessed using this link: TFA SPORTING PULSE WEBSITEThe 2006 Seniors National Touch League kicked off today with beautiful weather, only a handful of injuries and plenty of exciting games of Touch Football.We continue to be amazed by the ever-present skill of some of our elite senior players and amazed at the fitness, agility and commitment they all show.While there are plenty of braces and strapping to be found, each and every tournament the players are learning to manage their injuries and prevent future injuries, allowing them to continue to perform at an elite level.MENS 30’s: The Mens 30’s had a busy opening day at the 2006 NTL, with three matches each.. The Sydney Mets were the only team to make it to the end of day one with that perfect starting record still in tact.Their 9-5 win over the Cobras to start the day was the closest anyone got to them, while the Cobras, Scorpions and Suns are also looking promising.The Cobras narrowly defeated the Suns 3-2 but then stumbled to the Scorpions 9-3 looking as though three games in one day were just too many for them.With three tough opening games though, the Cobras and also the Suns will look to challenge on day two.After a 5-2 opening loss to the Southern Suns, the Scorpions recovered to post wins over the Rustlers and Cobras and will also look to challenge their cross town rival, the Mets, on day two of the Mens 30’s NTL.WOMENS 30’s: Pre-tournament favourites, the Sydney Scorpions, managed three wins from their first three matches, however their 3-2 win over the Hornets was proof to the remaining teams that there is no doubt they can be beaten.The Southern Suns are also looking strong, their 11-1 win over the Barbarians and 6-1 win over the Cobras were very impressive.While the Sydney Mets lost to the Scorpions 6-2 in their first match of the tournament, they recovered to post two wins and climb up the day one ladder to third.MENS 35’s: After two rounds in the Mens 35’s only two teams remain undefeated, the Sydney Mets and the South Queensland Sharks. With the Mets becoming stronger in the senior Mens divisions each year and the Sharks being lead by players the caliber of Scott Notley, then the competition in the Mens 35’s will no doubt reach boiling point come finals time.The Rustlers and Scorpions are also undefeated, having played only one game each and having their bye on day one.The Northern Eagles struggled on day one, facing the might of the Sharks 13-0 and the Mets 11-1. WOMENS 35’s: The Womens 35’s looks to be the closest division at the 2006 NTL, with all 5 sides proving they will be fighting for the two grand final positions.The Hornets and Sharks are leading the way with the two sides fighting out a 3-2 win to the Hornets mid way through the day.However, the Eagles and Suns have both shown they have the potential to win and any of the five teams could be there come grand final day. MENS 40’s: The Mens 40’s is a tough division, with one pool of ten meaning a lot of competition for the teams. After two games each on day one only the Sydney Scorpions, Southern Suns and Northern Eagles remain undefeated.The defending champions, the Scorpions, inflicted a 12-0 win over the Rustlers, while several other matches produced some very close results.The Sharks held off the Defence side 4-3 and then lost 5-4 to the Southern Suns, while the Defence side recovered to beat the Barbarians 6-5.For the Barbarians it was an unlucky start to the tournament, their 6-5 loss to the Suns followed a 6-5 loss to the Cyclones…a case of so close, yet so far.WOMENS 40’s: After two rounds in the Womens 40’s it is the Cobras who sit undefeated at the top of the ladder. They won 5-2 over the Eagles and 6-2 over the Rustlers.However the Suns and Scorpions are hot on their tail, both winning their first match before drawing 6-6 in an exciting encounter to close their day one action.MENS 45’s: Well, you couldn’t have any clearer distinction than the Mens 45’s. There are 4 teams (the Mets, Cobras, Eagles and Suns) with two wins each and 4 teams (ACT, Cyclones, Rustlers and Sharks) with two losses each from day one.All of the top four teams were equally impressive and day two will certainly be interesting as the leading teams begin to face each other, while the lower teams get some respite against the other struggling teams.MENS 50’s: In the Mens 50’s it is the Hunter Western Hornets aiming for their fourth straight title and after a bye in round one they kicked off their tournament with a 7-3 win over the Southern Suns. The Brisbane City Cobras are sitting on top of the day one ladder with two wins, although the competition will heat up tomorrow when they play the Mets and the Suns. Amazingly both of their day one wins were tight ones, 2-1 over the Scorpions and Rustlers. Keep an eye on the TFA website for all the news from Coffs Harbour!
Chelsea increase bid for Zenit midfielder Paredesby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have increased their offer for Zenit St. Petersburg midfielder Leandro Paredes.Zenit rejected Chelsea’s first bid of £26.8m over the weekend.According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea have now raised that offer to £31.2m.It is believed Zenit are holding out for £36m for the Portuguese.Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is desperate to sign another midfielder after Cesc Fabregas joined Monaco last week.Paredes could potentially earn a four-year deal worth £80,000-a-week. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton striker Murray: Potter system a huge learning curveby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton striker Glenn Murray says the players are still adjusting to manager Graham Potter’s methods.He says there is still work to do to hone a playing style preferred by Potter.Murray told The Argus: “It is all a huge learning curve.“We have come so far in the three months the gaffer has been with us and we are going to have afternoons like this (the 2-0 defeat at Chelsea). But we will keep doing it our way and hopefully we have more successful afternoons than not.“It’s full focus on Tottenham. Looking towards picking some points up and then another international break, which is more time to learn the philosophy and get it right.“It is a constant learning curve. Obviously, opponents we come up against are different every week and there are different ways of trying to break them down and get possession of the ball and control the game.”
The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has welcomed support from Sir Paul McCartney, who has joined the NAVS campaign to end secrecy in animal experiments in the UK.Sir Paul is joined by 24 fellow celebrities who have signed up to a statement urging the repeal of Section 24, the animal experiment ‘secrecy clause’ which is currently under review by the Government. Today is the final day for members of the public to have their say on legislation which currently cloaks animal experiments in secrecy.NAVS President Jan Creamer said: “The repeal of Section 24 is long overdue and a growing number of voices, including the Government themselves, agree that action must be taken. The situation as it stands is untenable. Please join the NAVS campaign to end animal experiment secrecy by responding to the Government’s public consultation before the end of today.”In addition to Sir Paul McCartney, the NAVS campaign to repeal Section 24 is supported by 24 celebrities, including Ricky Gervais, Paul O’Grady, Chris Packham, Joanna Lumley, Twiggy, Brian Blessed, Colin Baker, Annette Crosbie, Gemma Atkinson, Meg Mathews, Alexei Sayle, Sadie Frost, Benjamin Zephaniah, Eddie Izzard, Jenny Seagrove, Lynsey de Paul, Peter Egan, Julia Peasgood, Samantha Womack, Wendy Turner-Webster, Martin Shaw, Prunella Scales, Julian Clary and Ann Widdecombe.Over 4 million animals are experimented on in the UK each year, and the use of animals in research is an issue of considerable public concern. Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act – the legislation governing the use of animals in research – prevents details of animal experiments being revealed; to do so would be a criminal offence carrying a two year prison term, even with the researcher’s consent. The clause has constrained public debate and inhibited scientific and ethical scrutiny of the use of animals in research.The NAVS is campaigning for the repeal of Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, which shrouds animal experiments in secrecy and prevents proper public and scientific scrutiny. Repeal of Section 24 would not compromise health or safety, protection of confidential information or intellectual property, because the Freedom Of Information Act already provides for the protection of personal information and confidential information.Find out more here.