TORONTO (AP):Cleveland’s perfect play-off run went south, north of the border, on Saturday as Toronto beat the Cavaliers 99-84 to trim the deficit in their NBA Eastern Conference finals series to 2-1.DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points and Bismack Biyombo set a Toronto play-off record with 26 rebounds, handing the Cavaliers their first loss in this postseason after 10 straight wins.Kyle Lowry scored 20 points, Cory Joseph added 14, and Patrick Patterson and DeMarre Carroll each had 10 for the Raptors. They responded after losing the first two games in Cleveland by a combined 50 points.”It’s a long series,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “It’s not over with yet, but everybody thought we were going to get swept. That fuels us, and if that’s what it takes, so be it.”LeBron James scored 24 points, and J.R. Smith had 22 for Cleveland, which failed in its effort to match the Los Angeles Lakers’ record of 11 straight victories to begin a postseason. The Lakers did it in 1989 and 2001.”We didn’t play our game and they made us pay for it,” James said. “We didn’t start the game as physical as we should have at the point of attack.”James had five assists, moving past Jason Kidd and into third place on the NBA’s career play-off list.ROUGH NIGHTIt was a rough night for Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, who scored three points and made just one of nine field goal attempts. Irving also struggled with his shooting, missing 16 of 19.DeRozan scored 12 points in the first, but saw a buzzer-beating 3 waved off after video review. Lowry scored eight points despite picking up his second four at 5:40 as Toronto led 30-24 after one. It was the first time in nine quarters this series that the Raptors had outscored the Cavaliers.Toronto hosts game four today.
Thousands of breast cancer awareness supporters braved the weather and turned up in a sea of pink on Saturday as they participated in GTT’s Pinktober Walk through the streets of Georgetown.With matching bandanas, caps and T-shirts, the gathering assembled at D’Urban Park where they commenced their stride towards the Kitty roundabout and then back again to the initial meeting point.Among the walkers in the crowd were persons who are battling the disease, survivors and others who simply welcomed the inventiveness of this event to broaden awareness on the impact of cancer on society.During the walk, Guyana Times spoke to Tiffany Douglas who stated, “This walk has inspired many of us. For me, I had an aunt who died from breast cancer and she was a fighter for years.”For her, the most effective way of combating any type of cancer is early detection since treatment can be provided at an early stage to eliminate the disease, thus saving more lives.“Early detection. Go to the nearest hospital and do a yearly checkup because cancer is a silent killer; when it hits us, it really hits us. I have had more than one person in my family tree with breast cancer.”For many partnering organisations, the colossal turnout of both the young and old gives them the motivation to continue this venture in the coming years, with the expectation that it will be even grander.ANSA McAL’s non-alcoholic portfolio head, Errol Nelson reassured, “The turnout was very resounding with all the supporters that came out. We all know someone in Guyana that has been struggling with this disease that has been plaguing our society so we have to play our part and help to raise funds to let them know that we support them.”On the healthier side of things, Live Proactive was among the fitness-conscious groups that participated in the Pinktober activities.Founder of the organisation, Keba Murray, noted that persons were given the chance to participate in zumba, tai-chi, yoga, self defence, martial arts and karate.“We advocate for holistic wellness so we’re not only looking at nutrition and exercise but environmental wellness and all the others,” said Murray.According to Justin Nedd, Chief Executive Officer of GTT, “making Guyana healthier” is one of the underlying agendas of the walk which is backed by several activities that were hosted during the month of October.Nedd advocated, “We really need to raise awareness and what this event is about is raising awareness, raising money for treatment and to get the message out there. We really need a health society and this is about making Guyana healthier.”He added, “As a country, we are heading in the right direction and GTT is really proud to be leading that so I would expect in the coming years, this will be better and we will be raising more funds to take care of society.”
Lightning has sparked over 40 new fires in the Prince George Fire Centre, including two north of Fort St. John.The largest fire is 100 hectares in size and is near Takla Lake by Fort St. James. The two fires north of Fort St. John are only 3 and 6 hectares in size.Multiple resources are en route to the fires and plans are being made to prioritize each new fire. The fire danger rating remains high in the Prince George Fire Centre with areas of extreme in the Vanderhoof and Prince George zones.- Advertisement -The Fire Service is also reminding the public that with the increase in lightning caused fires, it is crucial that resources be utlitized for these naturally caused fires and not human caused fires.This morning Premier Campbell said it’s fine for people to go camping in designated areas and hike on trails, but he wants people to stay out of the back country. [asset|aid=1697|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=adcc63f931e1a7fb030273a23a9099db-Gordo Stay Home_1_Pub.mp3]The Premier says fire officials can plan and fight natural fires much better since they’re very predictable, but human caused fires are difficult since they can happen anywhere.Advertisement About half of the 531 fires burning in BC right now are human caused. Once again this is a reminder that the camp fire ban is in place across the province of British Columbia.
• Photo Gallery: Pasadena High vs. Murrieta Valley PASADENA – What a dynamic and dominating combination this has become. When forward Nigel Ajere left Arcadia High to join guard Trevon Harmon at Pasadena this season, Bulldogs coach Tim Tucker raved over the possibilities. “Give it time,” Tucker said months ago. “Those are our two stars, and you want the ball in the hands of your best players,” Tucker said. “We saw that Nigel could exploit them inside all day, and that opened it up for Trey. “But I loved the way both guys attacked and made a statement that they’re on a mission and we’re on a mission to win a championship, and we’ve got one more to go.” The top-ranked Bulldogs are hoping for their first boys basketball title since 1995 and their first championship under Tucker, who led the Bulldogs to championship games in 2002 and 2005 but came up empty. “We’ve been knocking on the door and these kids are hungry and I’m hungry,” Tucker said. “We’re going to enjoy this tonight and prepare for a good show on Saturday.” The Nighthawks (21-11) came with a lot of energy but had no answer for Harmon, who scored 19 of his 33 points in the first half to help the Bulldogs build a 44-22 lead at the break. “We knew they were a fundamental type of basketball team that has been on a great run in the playoffs,” Harmon said. “We just had to let them know they weren’t going any further. “We’ve been working too hard in practice and too hard all year to let it stop now.” For Harmon, it’s his second shot at a championship. He was a sophomore on the 2005 squad that lost to Dominguez in the final. “We want to get this done like we did in ’95,” Harmon said. “We slipped up a couple years ago, but we’re not slipping up this time.” The Nighthawks started to cut into the Bulldogs’ lead early in the fourth quarter behind sophomore Bryce Lenhart, who finished with a team-high 20 points. Lenhart made a pair of free throws to trim the Bulldogs’ lead to 58-46 with 5:52 remaining, and it was 63-50 with four minutes left. But each time, the Bulldogs answered and led 74-50 with 1:49 left when both teams emptied their benches. “I don’t know if they knew how good we were,” Tucker said. “Early in the game we built a big lead, and it kind of knocked their confidence a little bit. “They got going in the second half, but the lead was kind of stretched out already. And the one thing about our team is we’re not going to panic. We’re going to rise to the challenge.” Bulldogs forward Armon Binns finished with nine points and four rebounds, and Torey Phillips and Marcus Harvey scored five points apiece. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was a work in progress at first, but the way the seniors complemented one another during a decisive 78-56 victory over visiting Murrieta Valley in Tuesday’s CIF-SS Division II-AA semifinals at Muir, it was like they have been doing this since childhood. Harmon scored inside and outside to finish with a game-high 33 points and eight rebounds while Ajere dominated on the glass in finishing with 22 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks to lead PHS (29-2) into Saturday’s championship against unseeded St. Bernard (21-10) at the Honda Center in Anaheim. St. Bernard advanced with a 57-52 win over No. 7 Arroyo Valley. “I love it here,” the 6-foot-5 Ajere said. “We’re one big happy family.” For Tucker, it has been a pleasure watching the two grow.
De Laurentiis later confirmed Sarri’s departure in a brief post on Twitter.“I’d like to thank Maurizio Sarri for his valuable contribution to the Napoli cause,” De Laurentiis said.“He brought joy and prestige to Naples and Napoli fans all over the world with an entertaining brand of football that drew praise from all quarters. Well done, Maurizio — Aurelio De Laurentiis.”Sarri has been linked with both Zenit St Petersburg and Chelsea with the Russian club reported to be prepared to pay his eight-million-euro ($9.4 million) release clause.The 58-year-old Ancelotti is said to have agreed a two-year contract with an option for a third.However, the official announcement may not be made immediately as details have to be sorted out concerning Sarri’s position.It would mark Ancelotti’s first job in Italian football since leaving AC Milan in 2009 after leading the club to a Scudetto and two Champions League titles.The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich boss is understood to have agreed a salary worth 6.5 million euro ($7.6 million) a year with an option of a third year.Ancelotti has won three Champions League titles as well as the league in Italy, France, Germany and England.Ancelotti’s son Davide and his son-in-law Mino Fulco will also be on the Napoli coaching staff.– ‘Complicated –Sarri, who has spent the past three seasons at the San Paolo Stadium, has two more years remaining on his contract which runs until 2020.Napoli’s Italian coach Maurizio Sarri. © AFP / MIGUEL MEDINAThe 59-year-old former banker guided Napoli to second place in Serie A for the second time since taking over, and this season they achieved a club record 91 points in a season.But the club’s film producer boss De Laurentiis lost patience with Sarri’s indecision over his future, after pushing the champions all the way this season before finishing four points behind Juventus to miss out on a first Serie A title since 1990.According to Sky Sports Italia, Zenit have invited the Napoli coach to Russia to see Saint Petersburg and their training facilities.The Russian club have been without a coach since Roberto Mancini returned to take over the Italian national team, and in addition to stumping up for his buyout clause are also willing to offer Sarri a contract worth six million euros per season plus bonuses.“In life everything comes to an end,” said Sarri after his final match last Sunday, a 2-1 win which relegated Crotone to Serie B.“Sometimes it’s better to finish stories while they are good.“We have not reached the target, but the journey has been fantastic.”He added: “The situation is complicated. You can’t say you’re ready to go and try again with this squad when you don’t know whether everyone will remain here.“I don’t know if the club will manage to keep the players who have release clauses when offers will come in from big clubs.“What I do think is that I could not go directly to another Italian team, and that if I had to make a change I would prefer to go abroad.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Italian Carlo Ancelotti who is reported to be set to take over as coach of Serie A club Napoli © AFP/File / John MACDOUGALLMILAN, Italy, May 23 – Carlo Ancelotti has reached agreement to take over as Napoli coach ending Maurizio Sarri’s three-year reign at the Serie A club, according to reports in Italy on Wednesday.Italian Ancelotti — who was sacked by Bayern Munich last September — hammered out a deal Wednesday after a series of meetings with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis in Rome.
PORTER RANCH – A 24-year-old man on a motorcycle crashed into a car turning left today, leaving the motorcyclist in critical condition, police said. The 2 p.m. collision happened at Tampa and Atlanta avenues, according to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division. The driver of a Honda Accord was turning left from Tampa onto Atlanta. The driver of the motorcycle, a 24-year-old from Northridge, was going north on Tampa and collided with the left-turning car. The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and was hospitalized in critical condition, according to the Valley Traffic Division. The driver of the Honda sustained minor injuries. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MILWAUKEE – Sunny conditions on Monday helped road crews deal with the remnants of a blustery snowstorm that blacked out thousands of homes and businesses and was blamed for at least 22 traffic deaths in the upper Midwest. Sgt. Michael Melgaard of the Wisconsin State Patrol in Eau Claire said driving conditions improved substantially for holiday travelers starting in the late morning. “The roads were clear for the most part and traffic was moving at normal speeds,” he said Monday afternoon. “It seemed like there was a lot of steady holiday traffic, but it’s starting to wane now as people are getting to their destinations.” The weekend-long blast of ice and windblown snow led to multi-car pileups that closed sections of several major highways on the Plains. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonAdding to the death toll, authorities say a woman died in Maple Valley Township, Mich., about 60 miles north of Detroit, after she lost control of her truck and it rolled into a ditch filled with water. The woman was trapped in the overturned truck, said police who discovered the wreck Monday morning. The storm rolled through Colorado and Wyoming on Friday, then spread snow and ice on Saturday from the Texas Panhandle to Wisconsin. On Sunday, snow fell across much of Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota and parts of Michigan and Indiana. Up to 15 inches of snow fell over the weekend on parts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, which typically gets heavy snow, and freezing drizzle glazed some highways Monday morning in counties along Lake Michigan. The storm system had blown out to sea Monday morning, but in its wake wind blowing at 25 mph picked up moisture from Lake Erie to create lake-effect snow in Buffalo, N.Y. Five to 10 inches of snow was possible there and in other parts of western New York by this morning, the weather service said. In Chicago, about 250 travelers stayed overnight Sunday at O’Hare International Airport after 300 flights were canceled because of high winds. The airport set up cots for travelers, and flights were running smoothly Monday, airport spokesman Gregg Cunningham said.
TEDx brings its worldwide mission to create ‘ideas worth sharing’ to Donegal for the very first time with the stimulating and challenging theme of ‘Beyond Borders’.TEDxBallybofey, to be held April 12th, has an interesting line up of speakers, including many Donegal natives, who will deliver TED-style talks.The event will take place in the Balor Theatre at 6.45pm and will feature TEDTalks videos, original speakers and music. Hundreds of people expressed an interest in speaking at the event and event organisers Leah Fairman from The BASE Enterprise Centre, Emma Boylan from Outside the Box and Conor Malone from The Balor Theatre had a tough job deciding who to choose.In end, the team choose a wide variety of speakers who all have quite a different viewpoints on what ‘Beyond Borders’ means to them.The evening promises inspiring, thought-provoking and illuminating talks packed with local and national speakers – many of whom live and or work in Donegal connection. Using a combination of live TED-style speakers and pre-recorded TED talks we’ll explore borders in every sense of the word – physical, geographical, technical, spiritual and mental.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a programme of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx programme, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. Get ready for an immersive, engaging and compelling evening proving, as we all know, “Up here it’s different!”Emma Boylan commented; “Leah and I were talking over coffee about motivational talks and inspiring ideas! And we both said we’d love if more people in Donegal knew about TED, conor got on board from the Balor Theatre…and so TEDxBallybofey was born! We really wanted people in Donegal to know more about TED and TEDx and to inspire them by listening to stories from native Donegal people who have thought ‘Beyond Borders’Speakers at TEDxBallybofey include:Simon BerrowFounder member of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group and is currently their Head of Science Ian HarkinCEO and Co-Founder of Lottie DollsNikki BradleyMost Inspiring Person of the Year’ by Outsider Magazine and the winner of one of Ten Outstanding Young People awards in Ireland Katie McGloinKatie McGloin, 17, is the National Youth Entrepreneur of the Year & a European Enterprise Bronze Medalist. She is one of U Magazine 30 Most Inspiring Women under 30.Susan McFeelySusan is a National Team leader of the NGO, Shine- supporting people affected by mental ill health. She has presented nationally and international conferences on mental health and has published in psychoanalytic journals.Paddy CullivanPaddy is a musician, a writer and a performer. His multimedia historical shows ‘Solutionism’, ‘The 10 Dark Secrets of the Irish Revolution’ and ’26 + 6 = 1′ have been performed all over Ireland and beyond.Alan HookAlan Hook is a Lecturer in Interactive Media and Research in New Media and Play at Ulster University.Maria GalloMaria Gallo is a philanthropy researcher, with internationally recognised and award-winning research in alumni engagement. She holds a doctorate from the University of Sheffield in higher education and is the author of several publications on alumni engagement and volunteering.Susan AdamsSusan is an environmentalist and educator in conservation and climate change. She was awarded Eco Unesco leader of the Year in 2017 for her work in schools leading young people to make a direct impact on their environment.Greg Hughes from Highland Radio will be compere for the nightLeah Fairman commented; “I’m really passionate about TED talks and their ability to motivate, inspire and educate. Having been a fan for so long I’m really proud to be bringing the first ever TEDx event to Donegal with Emma and Conor’s help. The ‘Beyond Borders’ theme has been chosen to challenge our conventional understanding of what it means to be surrounded by a border. I’m very excited by the quality of our speakers and the range of topics they cover.”TEDx Ballybofey tickets are €30 available from The Balor Arts Centre Box Office on 0749131840 or online at www.balorartscentre.com. This event is limited to just 100 attendees so don’t miss out – book early!World-famous Ted-x talks comes to Donegal was last modified: April 4th, 2018 by StephenShare 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)
Homer No. 715 not such a big whoop: As Barry Bonds passed Babe Ruth on the career home-run list, a Ruth family member found the Bonds’ feat less than awe-inspiring. “What’s so great about passing a guy who hadn’t had an at-bat for almost 70 years and if alive today would be over 110 years old?” asked great niece, Ruth Ruth. “What’s Bonds going to do next? Beat Jesse Owens in a foot race?” Driver, move that school bus!: In an effort to revitalize its battered image to combat Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s efforts to take over Los Angeles Unified School District, the L.A. school board has hired “Extreme Makeover Home Edition’s” Ty Pennington to battle the mayor’s obvious public-relations advantage. “Before anything else, they have got to get rid of all that facial hair,” said Pennington. “Vandykes are so ’50s. Next, we knock down the mayor’s City Hall office and replace it with a nice split-level.” Mayor deals from the bottom: You know it’s war when Villaraigosa issues an LAUSD deck of cards complete with pictures of Roy Romer and school board members on the back of each card. “It’s not exactly a whole deck,” said an anonymous representative from the Mayor’s Office. “We just look at it as a bad hand.” Small favors: Angelina Jolie and Gwen Stefani both gave birth last week, and in a joint statement, both babies lauded their parents’ efforts, thanking God that they didn’t open their eyes to find Britney Spears was their mom. Thank you, General Math: The Pentagon announced the long-awaited decrease in our Iraq troop levels, with total military deployment going from 135,000 to 136,500. “That’s a reduction of a minus 1,500,” said one anonymous Defense Department official. “Keeping promises isn’t all that easy. Math is.” Katie Couric says goodbye to “Today show”: In a desperate attempt to keep from losing the all-important adorable quotient necessary to keeping the morning show’s now cute-barren ratings from falling off the chart, Matt Lauer has agreed to have his scalp bobbed. I don’t get the big deel:cq Who can question the excitemintcq or drama of children spelling wurdscq?cq Not ABC, which broadcast The Nationel Spelling Bea final rowndcq this past Thursday. What I don’t get is why spelincq is so importentcq. Hurricanes ready to do a heckuva job: The U.S. Weather Bureau is expecting a severe weather season. Federal Emergency Management Agency officials say the lengthy advance notice will make for a much more difficult job to ignore the warnings. A little late: Katharine McPhee will be having her hair grayed and move to a small southern town. Cover blown: The Supreme Court decided that federal whistle-blowers will no longer be afforded the legal defense they once were. Meanwhile, those choosing the fluegelhorn will still receive 24-hour police protection. Two out of three: In an attempt to bring back customers, Ford Motor Co. said nearly all its 2006 vehicles will be eligible for zero-percent financing and $1,000 worth of gas (or two tankfuls, whichever comes first). Problem is … the car you get is still a Ford. Police step over the line: A man who had just been released from Mission Community Hospital in San Fernando stole a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance, leading police on a merry chase on the Golden State Freeway. The American Civil Liberties Union has announced it will sue the LAPD for impersonating an attorney. Serious reminder to get involved: Remember to vote this Tuesday. Otherwise, the choices will be made for you, which makes you ineligible to complain about the results. And how much fun would that be? Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful” (www.greatfailure.com). AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Ulster champions and all-Ireland semi-finalists Donegal have seven players included in the nominations for the GAA/GPA All Star Football Awards.Captain Michael Murphy – a winner with Glenswilly in the County Final at the weekend – is on the list.He is joined by Paul Durkan, Neil McGee, Frank McGlynn, Karl Lacey, Kevin Cassidy and Colm McFadden. Sean Cavanagh and Joe McMahon of Tyrone are chosen and the only other Ulster county player in the list of 45 is Derry forward Eoin Bradley.All-Ireland winners Dublin have 12 players selected along with nine from beaten finalists Kerry.The final team of 15 All Star winners will be revealed at the awards cememony at the Convention Centre in Dublin on 21 October.It is the first year the awards have been a joint venture between the GAA and the players’ union, the GPA. Here’s the full list:Goalkeepers: Brendan Kealy (Kerry), Stephen Cluxton (Dublin), Paul Durkan (Donegal).Full-backs: Michael Foley (Kildare), Neil McGee (Donegal), Frank McGlynn (Donegal), Marc O Se (Kerry), Rory O’Carroll (Dublin), Tom O’Sullivan (Kerry), Joe McMahon (Tyrone), Hugh McGrillen (Kildare), Cian O’Sullivan (Dublin).Half backs: Karl Lacey (Donegal), Donal Vaughan (Mayo), Trevor Mortimer (Mayo), Kevin Nolan (Dublin), Kevin Cassidy (Donegal), Emmet Bolton (Kildare), Tomas O Se (Kerry), Killian Young (Kerry), Ger Brennan (Dublin).Midfielders: Bryan Sheehan (Kerry), Michael Darragh Macauley (Dublin), Alan O’Connor (Cork), Sean Cavanagh (Tyrone), John Doyle (Kildare), Denis Bastick (Dublin). Half-forwards: Ben Brosnan (Wexford), Alan Brogan (Dublin), Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry), Declan O’Sullivan (Kerry), Paul Flynn (Dublin), Alan Dillon (Mayo), Kevin McManamon (Dublin), Paddy Kelly (Cork), Eamonn Callaghan (Kildare).Full-forwards: Donnacha O’Connor (Cork), Michael Murphy (Donegal), Bernard Brogan (Dublin), Colm Cooper (Kerry), Andy Moran (Mayo), Colm McFadden (Donegal), Eoin Bradley (Derry), Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin), Cillian O’Connor (Mayo).THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – DONEGAL PLAYERS ON ALL STAR NOMINATION LIST! was last modified: October 5th, 2011 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:donegal all stars