DeRozan, Raptors go up 2-0 vs Wizards

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I though DeMar was super on the offensive end,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “We needed every point. He did an excellent job of reading what the defense was doing to him and making them pay.”Lowry called DeRozan “an MVP-type caliber player.”DeRozan missed his first two shots but connected on 14 of his final 21 attempts, including three of six from long range. He also converted a four-point play.“When he’s making 3’s, he’s very tough to guard,” Washington’s John Wall said of DeRozan.Toronto, which made a team playoff record 16 3-pointers Saturday, connected on 13 of 35 from long range in Game 2, making only two in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Valanciunas had 12 points and 12 rebounds in the first half. It was his 12th playoff double-double, matching Antonio Davis for the most in Raptors history.EXPENSIVE SPILLThe game was briefly halted in the second after a vendor spilled several cans of beer along the sideline opposite Toronto’s bench.UP NEXTGame 3 is Friday night in Washington.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Shark fears abort elite surf competition in Australia “I didn’t go out there planning to score 37 points, I went out there to be aggressive,” DeRozan said.Kyle Lowry had 13 points and a career playoff-high 12 assists as Toronto set team playoff records for points in a quarter, a half, and a game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownC.J. Miles scored 18, Delon Wright had 11 and Serge Ibaka 10 for the Raptors, who snapped an NBA-worst 10-game losing streak in Game 1s with a 114-106 win on Saturday.DeRozan, whose 37th point came on a friendly roll on a fourth quarter free throw, equalled his total from Game 3 of the second round against Cleveland last year. It was his 12th career 30-point game in the postseason. The Raptors are 9-3 in those games. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wall scored 29 points, Mike Scott had a career playoff-high 20 and Ty Lawson 14 for the Wizards, who host Game 3 on Friday night.“We’re the team that’s in the hole, we’re the team that’s desperate, but we have a lot of confidence,” Wall said. “We’re not down on ourselves at all.”Wizards guard Bradley Beal missed eight of 11 shots and finished with nine points. Beal had more fouls in the first half (three) than made baskets (two).“We need him,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “We’re going to have trouble beating this team if he doesn’t play better.”Trailing 100-90 to begin the fourth quarter, the Wizards cut it to 108-103 with 7:52 left on back-to-back 3-pointers by Scott and Lawson, and a pair of free throws from Wall.Miles stopped the run with a long 3, Toronto’s first of the second half, and the Raptors put it away with a 17-4 spurt over the next four minutes. The sellout crowd roared when DeRozan forced a turnover and saved the ball from going out of bounds, then passed to Lowry who fed Wright for an alley-oop dunk with 3:38 left, putting Toronto up 125-107.Raptors guard Fred VanVleet returned after sitting out Game 1 because of a bruised right shoulder, but looked rusty in three minutes of action at the start of the second quarter, airballing a shot and mishandling a pass before being replaced by Lowry. VanVleet did not play in the second half.“He was tentative, he was just too tentative,” Casey said. “I felt like we had to get him out and let him rest a little bit more. He just wasn’t ready.”Toronto set a team playoff record with 44 points in the first quarter, including 13 from DeRozan, and led 44-27 after one. All five starters made at least one 3-pointer as the Raptors shot 7 for 13 from long range.“Seven 3s in a quarter, that got the momentum going,” Brooks said. LATEST STORIES Brooks called two timeouts to try and slow Toronto, to little effect, while Wizards guards Wall and Beal each picked up two early fouls, forcing them to the bench.“That kind of hurt us and they took full advantage of that,” Wall said.Miles made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points in the second and DeRozan added seven as Toronto broke its playoff record for points in a half by taking a 76-58 lead at halftime.Wall scored 14 points in the third while Toronto shot 0 for 7 from 3-point range, allowing the Wizards to cut it to 100-90 heading to the fourth.TIP-INSWizards: Wall went 11 for 11 at the free throw line. … Ian Mahinmi was called for a flagrant foul on a driving Ibaka in the second. … Lawson made his Wizards debut in the first, replacing Wall.Raptors: The Raptors used 13 players, including G-League MVP Lorenzo Brown. … Toronto’s previous high for points in a quarter of a playoff game was 39, set against Orlando in 2008. Their previous high for points in a half was 63, set against Miami in 2016. … The Raptors had 10 assists on 16 made baskets in the first. … Valanciunas had eight rebounds in the opening quarter. … The Raptors also took a double-digit lead in the first quarter of Game 1. … Coach Dwane Casey celebrated his 61st birthday.VOTER FRAUDBrooks had this to say about DeRozan and Lowry: “Both of those guards are All-Stars for a reason. Maybe next year I won’t vote for them.”DOUBLE FEATURE Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. 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(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan’s big game put the Toronto Raptors in a place they’ve never been before: up 2-0 in a playoff series.DeRozan matched his career playoff-high with 37 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 19 points and 14 rebounds and the Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 130-119 on Tuesday night as Toronto took a 2-0 lead in a playoff series for the first time in franchise history.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

KN on another smear campaign

first_imgDear Editor,One of the features of our country’s history is the role that the media have played in political developments.From time of the formation of the PPP, the mainstream media have been extremely hostile to it. During the 1950s and 1960s, the media actively promoted racial divisions in our country. That contributed to the racial clashes of the 1960s, something from which we have not fully recovered.The Kaieteur News is continuing that despicable role in today’s Guyana. It lacks ethics and objectivity, and just promotes half-truths and downright lies. On May 31 last, its lead story accused me of deliberately misleading the nation in relation to the time that the oil find was known, even though I had dealt with this issue over and over in comments that I gave to the press whenever I was asked.After reading the issue of May 31, 2019, I decided to give a more detailed and factual account of what the situation was in relation to oil at the time of the elections of May 2015. At the same time, I took the opportunity to deal with many of the misrepresentations of the regime and its arm SARA, all of which found prominence in the Kaieteur News. In my statement, I made it explicit that neither I nor the Government that I led had ever misled the public, as the Kaieteur News had headlined.At a minimum, I had expected that the Kaieteur News would have published that response, which is in keeping with the principle of ‘the right to reply’. Maybe it was too much to expect.However, in the June 1st issue of the Kaieteur News, I saw a reply to my statement without the statement being published by the newspaper. This is most unethical; and clearly, the Kaieteur News seems to be on another smear campaign, in the process distorting the facts and changing the main issue, while denying the right to reply.Is it any wonder that this paper is the most sued newspaper in Guyana? The controllers seem to have no regard for objectivity, truth and balanced reporting.I am aware that this paper always has an objective when it goes after persons and institutions. I wonder what it is that this paper is after now.Sincerely,Donald RamotarFormer Presidentlast_img read more

Finance Minister in Trouble with S/Court

first_imgAfter arbitrarily (randomly) reducing the 2013/2014 budget of the Judicial Branch of Government, the Supreme Court of Liberia has summoned Finance Minister Amara Konneh and all of his  deputies.In a release dated April 15, 2014, the High Court said Minister Konneh, his deputies and the Acting Comptroller-General have been instructed to  appear before the Full Bench of the Honorable Supreme Court today, Wednesday, April 16, by 9 a.m.According to the release, the Finance Ministry’s executives are to show cause, if any, why they should not be held in contempt for “arbitrarily reducing the 2013/2014 budget of the Judiciary in total violation of the Judiciary and Financial Autonomy Act.”The Ministry’s officials, according to the Supreme Court, have been advised to appear along with their lawyers as they will be required to comment on their “reported deliberate” refusal to make available 10% of the cost to the implementation of the “New Jury” law, which action, they (the Supreme Court) said, has resulted in the non-application and enforcement of the law.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Due to Ebola Impact West African Economies Set to Lose US$3.6 Billion Annually

first_imgThe countries of the West Africa region that experienced low or zero incidence of Ebola have still been affected by the Ebola crisis because of their deep connections with the three hardest hit countries, according to a new United Nations report released yesterday.Spreading from Guinea in December 2013, the Ebola hemorrhagic fever has already killed 10,000 people, mainly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.“The consequences of Ebola are vast,” said Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, the Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa. “Stigma, risk aversion and shutting down of borders have caused considerable amounts of damage, affecting economies and communities in a large number of countries across the sub-region.”According to the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), West Africa as a whole may lose an average of at least US$3.6 billion per year from 2014 to 2017, due to a decrease in trade, closing of borders, flight cancellations and reduced foreign direct investment and tourism activity, fuelled by stigma.This has also had an important impact on human development. The region’s per capita income is expected to fall by US$18.00 per year between 2015 and 2017. In Côte d’Ivoire, the poverty rate has risen by at least 0.5 percentage points because of Ebola, while in Senegal the proportion of people living below the national poverty line increased by up to 1.8 percent in 2014. In addition, food insecurity in countries such as Mali and Guinea-Bissau is expected to increase.According to the UN report, the poverty rate (the proportion of people living on less than US$ 1.25 a day) may increase by 22 percent in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in 2016.Citing the African Union’s efforts to send doctors from Nigeria and Ethiopia, Mr. Dieye said coordinated efforts by the Mano River Union and the ECOWAS Regional Solidarity Fund, the report calls for increased involvement of West African governments and regional institutions to stop the epidemic and help the affected countries to recover.In addition, the report says, preventing future outbreaks must involve a combination of regional and national interventions that include strengthening health sectors across the region, the immediate creation of a regional Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, coordinated border control and establishment of early warning and disaster management systems in these countries.He added that such prevention efforts would draw on the experiences of countries such as Nigeria and Senegal, whose decentralized health systems played a key role in slowing down and eradicating transmission of the disease.Reading from the UN report, the UNDP Regional Bureau Director also calls for an integrated recovery package, which includes re-opening borders, creating effective social safety nets for affected and vulnerable populations.Moreover, he said there should be an improved regional and international cooperation that would be required to ensure recovery efforts gain momentum in the three most-affected countries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rural residents near High Level evacuated due to industrial fire

first_imgEvacuations in place for #HighLevel as third critical alert issued for yet another #Alberta wildfire https://t.co/AXsWbsFUMF— The Weather Network (@weathernetwork) May 4, 2016Residents affected are told to evacuate immediately, and follow the directions of local authorities. Evacuees are going to the Reception Centre, located at the Town of High Level office to register and receive further instruction.The Facebook page for Mackenzie County will be updated with more information.Advertisement UPDATE:  There are reports the fire is now under control.  Read more here:UPDATE: Serious fire on Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation under control #gpab #yeg #highprairie https://t.co/7IPGl7XhJP pic.twitter.com/MuyaZFegyO— 2day FM GP Newsroom (@2dayFMNewsGP) May 5, 2016ORIGINAL POST:- Advertisement -HIGH LEVEL, A.B. — An evacuation order has been issued for the High level area, as the result of an out of control fire in the Norbord yard.The mandatory order affects rural residents south of High Level between Bushe Reserve and Highway 35.Advertisementlast_img read more

Falcao’s 50-yard stunner seals Monaco win

first_img0Shares0000Monaco’s forward Radamel Falcao celebrates after scoring during the French League Cup round of 16 football match against Caen December 12, 2017 © AFP / VALERY HACHEPARIS, France, Dec 13 – An outrageous strike by Radamel Falcao was the highlight as a much-changed Monaco side eased to a 2-0 win over Caen to reach the quarter-finals of France’s League Cup on Tuesday.Monaco were leading through Guido Carrillo’s first-half effort when Falcao — who had come off the bench — took a touch just inside the Caen half on the edge of the centre circle. The Colombian then turned and smashed a shot that flew over the Caen goalkeeper Brice Samba and in. It was his 18th goal of the season.The principality side are currently third in Ligue 1, nine points behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain, and were knocked out of the Champions League after finishing bottom of their group.That means the domestic cup competitions take on added importance for Monaco, who lost to PSG in the League Cup final last season.PSG, who have won the competition in each of the last four seasons, go to Strasbourg in the last 16 on Wednesday and will be without Neymar after the Brazilian was allowed to return to his home country for personal reasons.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool legend Gerrard in running for Rangers job

first_img0Shares0000Steven Gerrard was a member of the Liverpool side that won the 2005 Champions League and joined the club’s coaching staff when he retired from playing © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 26 – Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard is in contention for his first managerial post having made the short list for the role at Scottish giants Rangers, British media reported Thursday.The 37-year-old — capped 114 times and a member of the Liverpool side that won the 2005 Champions League — is presently the academy coach at Liverpool after rejecting the advances of lower league MK Dons when he hung up his boots in 2016. Adding fuel to the fire is the fact that Rangers chairman Dave King attended Liverpool’s 5-2 humbling of Roma in their Champions League semi-final first leg clash on Tuesday.Former Rangers manager and now Scotland national coach Alex McLeish told the BBC he believes that while Gerrard has things still to learn he already possessed some of the qualities required for such a post.“Steven knows the game inside out and with regard to coaching, I am sure he has got some things to learn,” said McLeish.“He won’t have all the answers to that but I am certain he is somebody who could be a great man manager.”The present Rangers incumbent Graeme Murty is unlikely to be given the post full-time having been appointed manager till the end of the season in December after impressing in a caretaker role when Pedro Caixinha was fired last October.However, things have not gone well of late beaten 4-0 in the Scottish Cup semi-finals by bitter rivals Celtic.Dressing room discord has been made public too as it was revealed in the wake of the Cup defeat veteran striker Kenny Miller and captain Lee Wallace had been involved in heated exchanges with 43-year-old Murty.The fans have grown restive too having protested after the victory over Hearts last Sunday.Both of them have been suspended and will miss Rangers match away at Celtic on Sunday where victory for the hosts will see them crowned champions for the seventh successive time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Gor, Everton friendly set for November

first_imgSportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri said the tour will give Gor Mahia players a chance to play with the best and sample one of the oldest and best stadiums in the world – Goodison Park.Karauri added that the friendly will be a good exposure platform for the Gor Mahia players whom he said have given their best to put Kenya on the global and regional map in matters football.Gor earned a chance to play Everton after emerging the winner of the second edition of the Super Cup held between June 3 and 10 in Nakuru, Kenya, featuring eight teams from East Africa.“This is an amazing opportunity for the players and Kenyan football because it is worth more than anybody could offer money for,” an elated Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr said.Gor Mahia forward Jacques Tuyisenge scores against Everton keeper Maarten Stekelenburg in a friendly match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I am very excited. It is an opportunity for Gor Mahia to put Kenya on the global football map by playing one of the most established clubs in the UK,” added Kerr.This will be the second time that Gor Mahia face Everton, after meeting for the first time at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in July last year losing 2-1 with former England captain Wayne Rooney scoring a wonder goal on his first match for the toffees after returning to the club from Manchester United.This year however, Rooney will not be in as he has sealed a move to the Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States where he is playing for DC United.However, Gor will still have an opportunity of playing against world class players including England’s World Cup star Jordan Pickford, Colombia’s Yerry Mina and ex-Barcelona man Andre Gomes.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenneth Muguna and teammate Ernest Wendo close down on Everton FC forward Wayne Rooney during a friendly match in Tanzania in July 2017NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 16 – Gor’s highly anticipated friendly match against English Premier League side Everton FC will be played in November, after being pushed from the initial anticipated date early this month.According to match organizers SportPesa who sponsor both teams, the game will be played at Goodison Park either on November 6 or 7.last_img read more

Watford eye former Arsenal midfielder

first_img Emmanuel Frimpong in action for Barnsley 1 Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong is a reported target for Watford.The tough-tackling Ghanaian, a Youth Cup winner with Arsenal, failed to establish himself in the senior set up and was released in January.He then signed a deal with Barnsley but was released after just four months with the Tykes.But now he could be handed the chance to revive his career by Watford, who are in the market for a defensive midfielder.It has been reported that the Ghana international is one the club’s list of potential recruits and he would jump at the chance, having learned his trade literally across the fence at Arsenal’s London Colney training base.last_img

CONFIRMED! Leeds complete loan deal for midfielder

first_imgLeeds United have landed Mustapha Carayol on loan from Middlesborough until the summer.The 27-year-old has recently returned from a loan spell at Huddersfield, where he scored three goals in 15 Championship outings.But Leeds have moved fast to bring the winger to Elland Road, as they bid to make a late charge for the play-offs.Steve Evans’ side currently sit 13th in the Championship but are only nine points outside the top six with 21 games still left to play.And the Yorkshire side hope the injection of searing pace that Carayol will provide can boost their chances of securing a spot. Mustapha Carayol 1last_img