Antetokounmpo, Middleton help Bucks extinguish Pacers

first_imgLATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The Bucks led 62-53 at the half and extended it to 93-76 entering the third quarter.Milwaukee, which ranked 25th in the NBA last season with 24.7 3-point attempts per game, continued to fire away under new coach Mike Budenholzer. The Bucks were 17 of 47, with Antetokounmpo going 0 for 7.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 ChrissMiddleton had five 3-pointers, including a four-point play that put the Bucks up 111-88 with 5:03 remaining.The Bucks were 14 of 34 beyond the arc in their 113-112 season-opening victory at Charlotte on Wednesday night. MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jimmy Butler dominates as Timberwolves down Cavs at home Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Indiana: Hosts Brooklyn on Saturday night.Bucks: Host New York on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Bucks shook off a slow start en route to a 30-25 lead after one quarter, extending it to 62-53 at the half. Milwaukee took 26 of its 51 first-half shots from 3-point range, making eight.Antetokounmpo had 22 points and 11 rebounds in the first half.FISERV FORUM ROCKSThe Bucks’ regular-season home opener was squeezed in amongst a week of concerts at the new Fiserv Forum. Metallica played Tuesday night, followed by the Foo Fighters on Wednesday and Eagles on Thursday. The court comes up again Saturday for a show by Twenty One Pilots. The Bucks also were competing Friday night with the Brewers-Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS at Miller Park.UP NEXTADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, top right, becomes entangled with Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young, top left, and guard Victor Oladipo (4) as he drives to the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points and 15 rebounds and Khris Middleton added 25 points to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Indiana Pacers 118-101 on Friday night.Victor Oladipo led Indiana with 25 points, and Doug McDermott added 14.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img read more

The CAF Solidarity

first_imgWhen Liberia was plunged into throes of death and anguish, not many of the member countries of the Confederation of African Football sent messages of solidarity.At least I am aware of the world football governing body, FIFA and CAF.But in the course of the ravages and the fear of infection was widespread, CAF reneged on its commitment to Liberia and cancelled a trip to East Africa that at least former FIFA-badge referee, Iddrisa Kaba to have led a delegation to attend.As disciplined as the former LFA secretary general is, Kaba saw CAF’s action as an insult to the body of not only its commitment to Liberia but also its role to identify with Liberian football.At the time, Kaba wondered if CAF and others thought that every Liberian was a carrier of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease.As Liberians nursed our wounds and the merciless Ebola kept its pressure on and killing as many people as it could, the Liberia Football Association was left alone to maybe die alone.Then of course the issue of the African Cup of Nations now rescheduled in Equatorial Guinea from Morocco reared its head.Morocco felt that she could not host the tournament for fear West African countries affected by the virus might transport the disease there, perhaps aware of two Liberians who became notorious transporters of the disease to Nigeria and the United States.Though Liberia was completely out of the Afcon in question, Guinea was not, as the virus raged with deadly consequences there.Morocco’s insistence for the delay of the tournament compelled CAF’s executive committee to issue an ultimatum that Morocco felt compelled not to respect.The result is the eventual suspension of Morocco as a punishment by CAF.But shockingly, quite against the run of play as it is said in sports, the Moroccan FA sent an invitation to Liberia, ravaged by Ebola, to send a team to participate in a tournament there.Perhaps with the support of the international community and all Liberians that has resulted into the drastic decrease of Ebola infectious deaths, Morocco now realizes the time is up to identify with Liberia.As sad as Morocco’s miscalculation might have been, all we wanted is to be left alone, for it is more insulting to think that Liberia and other countries ravaged by the disease brought it on themselves.And that’s why I applaud the decision by the executive committee of the LFA to turn the invitation down.Morocco should understand that the tragedy of the Ebola virus demands global support for its destruction. At least we are still around, thanks to the world community and one thing is certain, ‘God’s willing, Liberia will be back,’ (apologies to ex President Charles Taylor).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Suns set the Clippers down

first_imgIn their first game back since the break, the Clippers’ slide continued as they lost their fourth consecutive game, 115-90 to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night at Staples Center. Nine months ago, the Clippers took the Suns to Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals. On Tuesday, the Suns took them to school. The Clippers would like to think the All-Star break gave them a chance to regroup and come back ready to turn around their disappointing season. Unfortunately for them, things aren’t quite that easy in this difficult season. The Suns made the fourth quarter irrelevant, going up 92-68 after three quarters. They led by 17 at halftime – 14 in the first quarter – and Steve Nash returned from a four-game absence and often made the Clippers’ defense look silly. “They didn’t make it look worse than it was,” the Clippers’ Elton Brand said. “That’s how bad it was.” Nash didn’t play in the fourth quarter, but had 13 points and 12 assists. He had eight points and seven assists in the first quarter, when the Suns shot 77.8 percent from the field. Shawn Marion finished with 31 points and nine rebounds, and by the second half the Clippers basically had no chance. center_img Cuttino Mobley (strained groin) and Chris Kaman (flu) were out, and no one made up for their absence enough to make it competitive. Sam Cassell, in particular, was nowhere to be found. In the second half he did not play at all, and finished with two points. Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy said he had an abdominal strain, but if the game got close, he could have reinserted him. Corey Maggette had 19 points and seven rebounds, and Brand added 17 points. The only Clipper who had significantly more production than normal was second-year guard Daniel Ewing, who scored 16 points. Though they continue to struggle and with the trade deadline approaching Thursday, the Clippers are not expected to make a move, even though Maggette’s name is a common part of rumors. “I don’t see us making any deals,” Dunleavy said. “Obviously, every team should be looking for anything with potential that could help you. But I don’t see anything on the horizon.” Maggette is likely to stay, even though he has called out Dunleavy on what he sees as misuse of the small forward. “We’ve been talking about this since last year and now this year,” Maggette said. “It is what it is. The best thing I can do is go out there and play and play to the ability I can. Like I said, I’ll let (management) handle the business aspect, and I’ll play basketball.” joe.stevens@presstelegram.com (562) 499-1338 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

What’s the point of watching! Banned Mourinho may blank Chelsea’s clash with Stoke

first_img Jose Mourinho 1 Jose Mourinho says he may watch Chelsea’s clash with Stoke on a “street corner with my iPad” – or may not even bother at all.The Blues boss has been banned from attending Saturday’s game at the Britannia Stadium after admitting a Football Association misconduct charge relating to his behaviour at West Ham last month.Asked how he plans to view the match at his Friday press conference, Mourinho responded:  “You can imagine that it’s not easy. You can imagine how I feel. And I don’t want to speak a lot about it.“I have no plans. Maybe I sit in the street corner with my iPad.“Maybe I don’t even watch the game. What’s the point if I can’t make decisions?”Mourinho failed in an appeal against a separate sanction on Thursday, a suspended one-match stadium ban and £50,000 fines for comments made after the October 3 loss to Southampton.That stadium ban will only be imposed in the next 12 months if he contravenes FA rules governing media comments on match officials.Mourinho suggested he feels aggrieved at his current punishment and his relationship with the FA is fractious. But he is not planning to test it on Saturday.Mourinho reportedly flouted a UEFA-imposed stadium ban by hiding in a laundry skip during his first spell with Chelsea.He refused to confirm or deny the episode on Friday, but said he was not tempted to do something similar at Stoke.“No. No temptation,” Mourinho added.“I travel with them (the team). And I will be with them until the moment somebody stops me.“I have to get out (of the bus) before (it reaches the stadium).”last_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE U-14s PERFORM WELL AT FEILE

first_imgWeekly NotesIt has been a hugely successful week for our u14 team, with them crowned Northern Board Division 3 champions on Wednesday after a comprehensive victory over Robert Emmetts, and following this with fantastic performances in Feile Peil na nOg competition. The senior and reserves team however both suffered defeats to Fanad Gaels in the league and championship play-off respectively.The u14s travelled to O’Donnell park on Wednesday to take on Robert Emmetts in the Northen Board Division 3 final. The boys had built up a sizable lead at half time (2-5 to 0-2), the goals coming from Brendan O’Donnell and Jack Hazlett, Further second half goals from Michael Devine, Keenan Diver and Brendan contributed to a final score of Naomh Colmcille 5-9 0-3 Robert Emmetts. The team await the winners of the Southern Board final to determine their all-county final opponents. The u14’s first match in Division 3 Section C of the Feile Peil na nOg took place on Friday afternoon at Pairc Colmcille against the club we were hosting, Monaghan Harps. The visitors currently enjoy a 4 point lead at the top of the Monaghan Division 1 table, so it was no great surprise when they built up a lead of 2-6 to 0-0 at half time. However our boys put in a great effort in the second half to leave the full time score Naomh Colmcille 2-1 3-9 Monaghan Harps.A trip into Celtic park (Derry) followed on Friday evening for the Parade; the occasion was marked with huge crowds throughout the route and a tremendous atmosphere.Glenswilly hosted the Saturday fixtures for the section. Our first match there was against St. Brigid’s of Roscommon. The game started well for our boys, holding the Roscommon side to 0-2 each midway through the first half. St. Brigids then stepped up a gear to build up a lead of 1-8 to 0-2. Our boys put in a storming second half display to narrow the gap to 2 points, before St. Brigids got a final point to leave the full time score St. Brigids Roscommon 1-9 Naomh Colmcille 2-3. This was an amazing performance by our lads, given we were again up against a Division 1 county side. This was also the closest any of the teams in the section got to St. Brigids, who were the eventual section winners.Jack Hazlett represented the club at the skills test and put in a great effort, narrowly failing to progress. Our last game saw us take on the Saturday hosts, Glenswilly. Despite falling behind to 3 Glenswilly points, Naomh Colmcille quickly took command of the match and lead by 2-0 to 0-3 at half time. Another fantastic second half display saw the lads victorious on a scoreline of Glenswilly 0-4 Naomh Colmcille 6-03, rounding off a hugely successful Feile for the club.Congratulations and well done to the team mentors Joe Donaghy and Michael Friel, and all the players (Jamie Rodgers, James Duffy, Jason Fitzpatrick, Oran Downey, Mark Friel, Kevin Gallagher, Conor Doherty, Michael Devine, Brendan O’Donnell, Mark McDaid, Keenan Diver, P.J. McBrearty, Jack Hazlett, Caoimhín Marsh, Daniel Mugan, Jordan Gallagher, Oran Devine, Hugh O’Donnell, David Quigley).The club hosted Monaghan Harps at the clubhouse on Saturday evening, showing the Monaghan v Cavan match for our visitors, and then both teams were brought onto the pitch at half time in the seniors match against Fanad Gaels, where a presentation took place. One of the visiting players was also celebrating his birthday, so birthday cakes were on offer!The club would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped out in any way for the Feile. Special mention must go to the seven host families who hosted the Monaghan Harps players, and Trinity Court for offering accommodation to their mentors. Thanks also to Deerpark Haulage for contributing towards the gear for the team, Newtown Community Playgroup for their contribution towards the running cost, and to Kernans Diner and Ocras for helping with the food. Finally we would like to acknowledge our visitors for their unique presentation gift. It was very enjoyable for everyone at the club to meet up with such a great bunch of people from Monaghan Harps (players, mentors, parents) – we look forward to taking you on again in the near future!The seniors lost out to Fanad Gaels on Saturday evening. Despite the home team, taking an early 1-1 to 0-0 lead, the visitors responded quickly to take control of the match. The final score was Naomh Colmcille 1-7 2-17 Fanad Gaels. The reserves took on Fanad Gaels in the Intermediate reserves championship preliminary round play-off match at O’Donnell Park on Sunday afternoon. Fanad had the wind at their backs in the first half and built up a 0-6 to 0-2 lead at half time. They extended the lead in the second half to run out winners on a scoreline of Fanad Gaels 2-8 0-5 Naomh Colmcille.The u12s hosted Buncrana on Monday. A number of players were unavailable so both teams suffered defeats on the night. The next fixture for both teams is at home to Glenfin on Monday (1st) at 7:00 pm.The Naomh Colmcille Cul Camp is due to take place on 8-12 July.You can now keep up to date with the latest club news on twitter: Go to https://twitter.com/Naomh_Colmcille and hit Follow. The club is again registered for the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme; please hand in the vouchers to Adrian Marsh so they can be counted and sent off.Training and Match ScheduleThe use of mouthguards for all underage players will be compulsory from this year onwards, and for all ages (including seniors) from next year. More details available at http://www.gaa.ie/mouthguards/; and on the club website.Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.New players most welcome for all teams. Come along to the session scheduled below, or contact the team coach/manager (contact details on the training schedule section of the club website) for details.U8. Training continues Saturday 7th July at 6:30 pm sharp for one hour.U10. Training continues Friday 6th July at 6:30 pm sharp for one hour (tbc).U12. Training continues Friday 6th July at 6:30 pm sharp for one hour. Home match on Monday (1st) at 7:00 pm against Glenfin.U14. Training continues on Tuesday (2nd July) at 6:00 pm sharp for one hour (TBC) – check Facebook / website for updates,U16. Training continues on Monday 1st July at 6:30 pm. See Facebook page and website for updates during the week.Minors. See Facebook page and website for training updates during the week.Seniors / Reserves. Training on Tuesday (2nd) and Thursday (4th) at 7 pm sharp. The session will run for 1.5 hours. See Facebook and website during the week for updates.Naomh Colmcille Weekly LottoThis week’s numbers and winners will be included in next week’s notes, The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE U-14s PERFORM WELL AT FEILE was last modified: July 1st, 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:GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE U-14s PERFORM WELL AT FEILElast_img read more

Women’s Golf Closes Out First Day of FGCU Eagle Invitational

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s golf team opened the spring season at the FGCU Eagle Invitational and after the first day the Bulldogs are in ninth place out of 15 teams. Drake recorded a 313 (+25) and are just three shots back from Arkansas State and MVC foe Southern Illinois, who are tied for sixth place (310). There are just two shots that separates the Bulldogs’ four scores with freshman Grace Dunn leading the way, shooting a 77 and is tied for 20th. Sophomore Madison Glennie finished her round with three straight pars to register a 78, good for tied for 26th. Freshmen Sophie Hill and Adrianna Elliott each carded a 79, while Katie Clausen rounded out the Bulldogs’ effort with an 83. The Bulldogs will play the second round of the FGCU Eagle Invitational on Saturday at 8 a.m. EST. FIRST ROUND RESULTSPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

SA film honoured at disability fest

first_img14 October 2002“Someone with a disability can be sexy’, says 19-year-old Makhotso, star of the South African documentary Wild on Wheels, which was voted one of the top films on offer at an international festival on disability in Russia.The film, commissioned by South Africa’s Office on the Status of Disabled Persons and produced by Kagiso Educational Television, was honoured by audience vote and judges’ selection at the International Disability Film Festival in Moscow in September.The film forms part of People Unlimited, a series of documentaries first screened on Etv last year.Wild on Wheels tells the story of Makhotso, a 19-year-old from Kimberley who parties hard, loves her dancing, dreams of being a TV presenter, and believes that being sexy is not just about being good-looking. “The way you talk to people . I think it is sexy .The way you laugh, the way you socialise with people . If you do your thing in a sexy way, I find you very sexy.’Makhotso’s legs were both amputated from below the knee when she was a child, but this does not stop her from dancing – even if her friends have to carry her up a set of stairs to get to a club. “When I’m dancing with my friends, I feel like I’m not in this chair’, she says.Makhotso rehearsing for a show that integrates dancers with and without disabilitiesWild on Wheels director Alette Schoon comments: “People assume that someone in a wheelchair is sick or in pain, fragile or mentally incapacitated, but they are ordinary, intelligent, people who have dreams and passions like everyone else . There are not many people with disabilities with public profiles, so stereotypes are not challenged. This is why Makhotso wants to be a celebrity with her own television show.“Makhotso’s personality is perfect for challenging these stereotypes … She is extrovert, funny, sexy – and loves being the centre of attention.’ Schoon plays to this, shooting the film in the style of a funky youth programme, backed by kwaito music, with Makhotso directly addressing the camera as a presenter on her own show.Makhotso finally gets her break – she is selected to tour the country with a show that integrates dancers with and without disabilities. At rehearsals, in amongst the music, dancers and choreographer, Makhotso moves gracefully in her wheelchair, head back and arms weaving in the air.“In Kimberly there are many people with disabilities who are not even allowed out of the house”, Makhotso says. “That’s a terrible situation . based on prejudice, superstition, shame, and culture.“And I think if we’re lucky, then some of the work that we are doing here will begin to plant a seed in people’s mind and their imagination that it is alright to be seen. People who are hidden away will say, “Well , we do not have to be hidden away, there are people on stage performing.’ ‘SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

‘Huge opportunities’ in agri-BEE

first_img29 April 2011There are huge opportunities for banks to get involved in the transformation of South Africa’s agricultural sector by providing finance to small-holder farmers and farm workers, and advice to established farmers seeking black economic empowerment (BEE) partners.This is according to Standard Bank, which foresees an increase in BEE activity in the country’s agricultural sector in the medium term as large-scale farmers come under more pressure to comply with transformation requirements.“[The] government’s Agri-BEE policy includes a target that calls for 50% of South Africa’s agricultural produce sold by retailers to be procured from previously disadvantaged producers, partly as a means of improving market access for previously disadvantaged producers,” Standard Bank’s Diale Mokgojwa said in a statement this month.“Most big farmers produce for the local market, especially large retailers, who are now insisting on their suppliers being more compliant with BEE requirements.”He said Standard Bank was considering financing farm worker equity stakes, especially in the Western Cape province, where “there is a huge appetite” among existing large-scale farmers to have black equity partners.Ring-fenced credit linesMokgojwa added that the bank was on track to advance the R500-million ring-fenced credit line it announced last year as part of its strategy to assist small-holder farmers, with a number of funding projects nearing completion.The fund forms part of the bank’s strategy to empower black farmers to become part of mainstream agriculture, and its broader transformation plan.“We aim to be a leading bank in the transformation of agriculture,” he said. “But no single sector or organisation can achieve transformation in agriculture on its own.“It’s critical that sector partners such as [the] government, commercial farmers, suppliers and communities work together with each doing what they’re best at.”Standard Bank has under consideration projects in the sugar, citrus, livestock and grain production sectors, and should have more news on some of these projects over the rest of 2011.“The overarching goal with the ring-fenced credit line is to make finance accessible to the right entrepreneurs,” Mokgojwa said. “We are hoping to provide banking services and financing to more black farmers or black consortiums buying stakes in existing entities.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Risky Business: Enterprise GRC Platforms Essential, Says Forrester

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise In a new report issued on the first of the month, Forrester Research has asserted the importance of enterprise platforms for governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC). Pointing to big name corporate failures in the last decade, they argue that the value proposition for GRC software is clear, and they identified leaders in this growing market. The open question from the research is whether enterprises will really see the need as being so desperate. Fear may be a great motivator, but GRC platforms have yet to prove that they’re a piece of IT that businesses require to succeed.GR What?Governance, risk management and compliance platforms take a broad and complex series of business tasks and whittle them down to a central point of focus for the enterprise. Basically, they’re a technological solution for keeping track of programs of corporate governance, managing known and potential risks for a business, and staying in compliance with regulatory requirements. All these platforms incorporate varying degrees of workflow management, data visualization, content management, and reporting on related performance metrics. The LeadersForrester examined 14 vendors of enterprise GRC platforms, and picked AXENTIS, BWise, MetricStream, OpenPages, and Thomson Reuters as leaders in the space. It might surprise you that GRC platforms from enterprise software giants like SAP have been beaten out by much smaller vendors. But in an emerging market, it makes perfect sense that agile young companies can dominate big players who have come late to the game. Close, But No CigarIntegrated governance, risk management and compliance platforms present a new way to handle these business processes. Forrester itself published a report that predicted GRC would first “hit the big time” just this year. All the leaders in the market thus far have sold a respectable amount of customers on the notion that they decrease risk, boost overall efficiency, and make strategy and decision making easier. But platforms for governance, risk and compliance still come off as a specialist product for large enterprises in volatile markets, rather than a core business tool. The ever-growing pack of GRC vendors have clearly defined the value they deliver, but not that they’re something the enterprise cannot do without during a period of belt tightening. Image courtesy Forrester Research, Photo credit Gill Wildman steven walling Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts last_img read more

CPI(M) trims membership by 50,000

first_imgThe CPI(M) has removed nearly 50,000 of its inactive members in West Bengal in the past two-and-a-half years.Party sources said the decision to do so followed the membership criteria fixed at the Kolkata Plenum of the party in December 2015. Prior to the removal, the CPI(M) had nearly 2.5 lakh members in the State.Lack of regular participation in party activities, age-related inactivity and alleged intimidation from the ruling Trinamool Congress were “major factors” in the process, sources said. Nearly 900 members were expelled in Kolkata for “maintaining covert connections with the Trinamool,” a senior CPI(M) State committee member told The Hindu. “We now leave no stone unturned to prevent entry of members who are likely to become liabilities for the party in the future,” another senior State Committee member said. The drive to remove inactive members was initiated by State secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra, senior party leaders said.last_img read more