Golden State Warriors show depth in NBA playoffs win without Curry

first_imgOAKLAND, California (AP):As Stephen Curry emphatically waved his arms to ignite the crowd and coached from the bench when he could do little else, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors’ supporting cast proved they can win on the playoff stage without their NBA most valuable player.They would rather have him, of course, but the defending champions have believed in their depth all along. Golden State played short-handed down the stretch of the regular season on the way to a record 73 wins.”We’ve relied on our depth all year, not just when Steph’s out,” Draymond Green said. “I think we’re the deepest team in the NBA.”Thompson scored 34 points and dished out five assists as the Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 115-106 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in their playoff series despite no Curry, sidelined because of an injured right ankle.EDGED THUNDERThe Mavericks levelled their Western Conference play-off series 1-1 by edging the Thunder 85-84, with a putback at the buzzer by Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams that would have won the game was disallowed upon review.In the Eastern Conference playoffs, Toronto ended their postseason losing streak at seven games with a 98-87 win over the Pacers to level their series 1-1.At Oakland, Curry cut short his pre-game warm-up routine after appearing to be in discomfort as he was shooting while putting little pressure on the tender ankle.”Ahh, it’s so much easier without him out there,” Thompson said. “I think we showed it’s hard to fill that void. No one’s going to do it by themselves.”Andre Iguodala, last year’s Finals MVP, added 18 points with four three-pointers and Green had 12 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists. He didn’t commit a turnover in 39 minutes, his longest stretch without one in the regular season or play-offs.Now, Curry has until tomorrow’s Game Three in Houston to get healthy. But the Warriors aren’t going to push it.”We want to make sure Steph is right and that his foot is fine and healthy,” coach Steve Kerr said.James Harden had 28 points and 11 assists to lead the Rockets, losers of six straight and 14 of 15 to Golden State. He made 13 of 15 free throws after not attempting one in the opener.Harden considered it a missed opportunity.”Yeah, for sure. We just didn’t do enough to get a win,” he said.last_img read more

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Impasse over MOE Budget

first_imgHearing aimed at addressing the passage of the Ministry of Education (MOE 2015/16 Fiscal Year Budget yesterday ended in deadlock as the Joint Committee of the Legislature could not reach a definite understanding.The House of Representatives passed the 2015/16 Budget on Wednesday with a caveat that the MOE will only receive funding to support personnel salary until Minister George Werner can appear before lawmakers to defend his projected figure.Based on said position, the Joint Committee on Ways, Means, Finance/Development Planning and Public Accounts scheduled a hearing involving the Ministries of Finance and Development Planning and Education.During the hearing, Education Minister George Werner began with an apology for his actions and comments made previously relative to his “controversial” Educational Reform Policy.He continued by providing what few lawmakers called “little information” about the ministry’s performance report for last budget year while at the same providing summary on the projected figure captured under the new envelope.While in speech, he was sharply interrupted by Montserrado County Representative Edward Forh who insisted that by entertaining the budget hearing could mean that the Legislature has agreed with the executive on the proposed reform.Several Representatives including, but not limited to, Dr. Bhofal Chambers, Larry Younquoi, Wesseh Blamoh and Lester Paye, sided with Rep. Forh; stressing that there remains fundamental problem with the draft policy. As such, in separate comments, the lawmakers insisted on the need to address the policy other than holding hearing on the budget.“How can we sit here to discuss a budget that supports a reform process that we as lawmakers have fundamental problems with? By doing so means that we endorse the policy which is not the reality,” Forh asserted.In defense of the Executive, Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh craved lawmakers’ consideration to pass the draft MOE budget, adding that most of the line-items in that budget do not support the reform process.He noted that passing MOE’s budget will help accelerate his approaches with international partners in attracting resources to the sector that needs government contribution as well.His comments again received serious opposing views from lawmakers who insisted that there have been about 100% increase of the ministry’s budget, and the writings on the wall show that the draft policy is captured in draft budget.The claims and counter claims brought heated argument between members of House and Senators who were part of the hearing.Said counter arguments involving Senators J. Milton Teahjay, Edward Dagoseh and the executive on one hand, and members of the House on the other, lasted for hours forcing the presiding officer, Representative Moses Kollie, to prematurely adjourn the hearing.In his closing remarks, Rep. Kollie said: “Henceforth let the word go that from now; I think the House will hold its hearing separate.”He reminded his colleagues from the upper chamber about article 34 of the 1986 Constitution which provides for financial bills to originate from the House of Representatives before going on to the Senate. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Chief Kawor, Stop the Interference and Let the Supreme Court Do Its Work

first_imgRecent pronouncement by Chief Zanzan Karwor, leader of the National Traditional Council of Chiefs and Elders, and their collaborators intending to interfere with the critical work before the National Elections Commission and the Supreme Court to adjudicate the allegations of irregularities and fraud that occurred during theOctober 10 elections are a travesty (mockery, charade).We consider Chief Karwor’s proposal nothing more than yet another subtle attempt by certain powerful people in the country to circumvent the rule of law and undermine the legitimacy of the Supreme Court as the final arbiter of Electoral disputes in Liberia.While we welcome the concern of the Traditional Council of Chiefs and Elders about current developments in the political process; yet, we find ourselves constrained to question the Chief’s motives for attempting to interfere with the Supreme Court. We ask, since when in our country’s history have the President, the Supreme Court, the Council of Chiefs and interested parties sat together to hammer out issues and resolve matters pending before the Supreme Court?To the best of every available information, this is unprecedented.We do, however, recall that the Judiciary and the Legislature have historically been dominated by the Executive, although the Constitution states that the three branches are coequal but separate.  The reality is that the overweening (arrogant, pompous) power of the Liberian Executive has in many instances dominated the other two branches.Chief Karwor’s suggestion, therefore, simply reveals not only the Chief’s great depth of ignorance about the Constitution. It also exposes his true underlying intent, which is to derail the hearings at the level of NEC and the Supreme Court. And from all indications, Chief Karwor and his “collaborators” are for the most part on government payroll and we all know that “He who pays the piper calls the tune.”We further recall that throughout the political history of Liberia, especially since the Tubman era, traditional chiefs have been used to drum up public support for the persecution of political ‘enemies’, as well as to present resolutions for continuance in office under the guise of public approval. We remember that almost throughout the Tubman era, numerous resolutions were delivered to President Tubman, shortly following each inauguration, calling on him to succeed himself for “another term of office.”During the Henry B. Fahnbulleh, Sr. treason trial of 1968, even before he was brought to Court, staged rallies and demonstrations condemning Fahnbulleh were held in Monrovia. Traditional Chiefs played a key role in these demonstrations. We are, therefore, not surprised by Chief Zanzan Karwor’s utterances because he is being paid to do so.  But we are alarmed because they are tantamount to a call for a reckless disregard for the rule of law. Chief Karwor’s call is also disingenuous (insincere, hypocritical) because he chose to be unmindful of the fact that during the prolonged 14-year bloody civil conflict, traditional leaders and their people suffered most, including loss of authority, extreme deprivations such as hunger, life threatening situations, torture, rape, summary executions, massacres, amputations and even cannibalism at the hands of lawless armed gangs.Moreover, we note that the Traditional Council of Chiefs and Elders has remained unmoved and speechless on the recent armed attack on Liberty Party members in Sanniquellie, public display of uniformed militia units of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) at the Palm Springs Hotel and the stoning of the home of Associate Justice Yuoh by unknown elements.  On the contrary, the Chiefs have suddenly barged into the national discourse, falsely pretending that Liberia is on the brink of crisis.The 1986 Constitution and the Election Laws of Liberia clearly mandate the Supreme Court to be the final arbiter in electoral disputes.  Let the Supreme Court do its work.  For Heaven’s sake, we Liberians have to take ourselves seriously as the oldest African Republic—170 years old— therefore with the oldest Supreme Court on the continent.The powers that be must STOP this charade.  Let the Supreme Court do its work.  And we call on the Court to reject any attempt at interference but to go forth and render justice.Who remembers what National Elections Chairman Emmett Harmon told some Liberians when many of us, including Harmon himself, were in exile in America during the civil war?  He confessed that he rigged the 1985 election because he was afraid that Samuel K. Doe would have spilled a lot of blood had Doe not “won” the election.  Alas! The consequences of Harmon and Doe’s electoral fraud led to far, far worse—a civil war that killed nearly 300,000, internally and externally displaced millions, devastated the country, almost cost us our sovereignty—and we are still today suffering from the war’s deadly denouement (finale).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Human remains found near Grande Prairie

first_imgThe Grande Prairie RCMP are investigating human remains which were found by a camper Saturday night.The RCMP state the remains were found 60km south of Grande Prairie on the Forestry Trunk Road. The remains were found by an individual camping in the area who then contacted the RCMP at about 6:15pm Saturday May 21.RCMP resources from the detachment in Grande Prairie and the Forensic Identification Section will spend several days in the area where the remains were found. Police also believe it will take several days to determine the identity of the person found.- Advertisement -At this time, the RCMP can’t say how long the investigation will take and have not released any further information.last_img

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The winner of the €2M lucky lotto ticket in Carrigart is revealed

first_imgThe winner of the winning Donegal lotto ticket worth than €2M has been revealed.He was a lucky lotto player who bought a €4,532,646 winning ticket while he was “home for a wedding”.The punter — one of two people sharing Saturday night’s jackpot — purchased the slip at Boyce’s Centra in Carrigart. The man, who is now €2,266,323 richer, moved to the UK eight years ago.Store manager Shaun Boyce said: “He is from the UK but his mother came from here.“He was living locally for a long time but left about eight years ago.“He is over and back and was home for a wedding when be bought the winning ticket.” Shaun added: “I hope it brings him great happiness.”And the shop worker also revealed the store is very lucky when it comes to selling winning Lotto tickets.Boyce said: “We had a winner seven or eight years ago and another one two years ago. It was a New Year’s millionaire Lotto and she won one million.”The other player who purchased their ticket in Co Kerry is yet to come forward.The winning numbers were 2, 5, 8, 14, 40 and 42 and the bonus number was 7. The winner of the €2M lucky lotto ticket in Carrigart is revealed was last modified: October 4th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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Egypt scrap past Zimbabwe to take Group A initiative

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019EgyptKhama BilliatMouhmad TrazegetMuhammad Salahtopzimbabwe Egyptian players celebrate Trazeguet’s winner on Friday. (PHOTOS/Agencies)AFCON 2019Egypt 1-0 ZimbabweCairo International Stadium, CairoFriday, 21-06-2019CAIRO – Host Egypt got off to a winning start at the on going 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), on Friday night.Mahmoud Trazeguet struck the only goal of the afternoon as the Pharaohs edged Zimbabwe 1-0 in a well contested affair.Egypt started strongly with Muhammad Salah and Morwan Moshen forcing two saves from Edmore Sibanda inside the opening two minutes.The Pharaohs continued their bright star and on 8 minutes, Abdallah El-Said forced another save from Sibanda after a sweeping move that involved Moshen and Salah.Four minutes later, El-Said found himself in acres of space in the Zimbabwe penalty area but could not hit the target as he blazed his shot over.Despite all the pressure, Zimbabwe were holding on and they were looking dangerous on the counter at the other end.Zimbabwe looked to be slowly growing into the game as the half wore on and started asserting themselves.At the hour mark, Salah received a cross from Moshen, controlled it and danced his way into a promising position before shooting straight at Sibanda.Moments later, the players went into the mandatory water-break as Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazi was being treated for a bleeding nose.Zimbabwe’s first attempt on goal came on 34 minutes with Khama Billiat sending a speculative free-kick wide and over.They nearly broke the dead-lock two minutes later when Billiat raced onto a quick free-kick, finding himself one on one with Mohamed El-Shenawy but the custodian stood firm to push the resultant shot, out for a fruitless corner.However, the break through would come at the other end instead. Mahmoud Trazeguet picked the ball on the left, played a neat one-two with El-Said, wiggled his way into the box before unleashing a curling effort into the bottom left-hand corner to put Egypt 1-0 up on 41 minutes.One could have easily turned into two but Salah shot wide moments later, after he was played in on goal by Moshen.Salah (left) was lively against Zimbabwe on Friday.By the end of the first half, the Pharaohs had a firm grip on proceedings, attempting 10 shots with 5 of them on target. For Zimbabwe, they were struggling as evident from their single shot on target.Four minutes into the second half, Trazeguet curled another shot, this time out side the box, but Sibanda pushed it out for a corner.The game looked more of a balanced affair in the second half with Zimbabwe searching for an equalizer but they were struggling to create clear-cut chances.At the hour mark, Sibanba was hit by Moshen and he went down for several minutes. As Sibanda was treated, Moshen was replaced by Walid Soliman in the very first substitution of the tournament.On 66 minutes, El-Said released Salah who shot first time but Sibanda dived low to save the goal bound effort.As time started ticking away, Ovidi Karuru tried his luck from distance but this effort was calmly collected by El-Shenawy.Sibanda who had earlier been injured by Moshen, was eventually substituted by Elvis Chibezeze, with 10 minutes to play as Zimbabwe called for their first change.Salah got a chance to seal the points on 87 minutes after he was played in through on goal by substitute Soliman, but could not beat the Chipezeze in a one on one situation.At the end, Zimbabwe who put out a promising show, could not find the equalizer, seeing Egypt win the contest 1-0.Egypt now move top of group A with three points from one game.The other group A game will be played on Saturday as Uganda takes on DR Congo at the same venue, at 5:30pm.How the teams started Egypt16 Mohamed El-Shenawy (GK)20 Mahmoud Alaa Eldin6 Ahmed Hegazy3 Ahmed El-Mohamady19 Abdallah El-Said7 Mahmoud Trezeguet8 Tarek Hamed17 Mohamed Elneny10 Mohamed Salah9 Marwan Mohsen13 Ahmed MansourZimbabwe1 Edmore Sibanda (GK)6 Alec Mudimu2 Tendayi Darikwa15 Teenage Lingani Hadebe5 Divine Lunga8 Marshall Munetsi10 Ovidy Karuru18 Marvelous Nakamba23 Nyasha Mushekwi17 Knowledge Musona11 Khama BilliatComments last_img read more

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Costa will be given ‘complete rest’

first_imgChelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that Diego Costa will have a period of absolute rest after this weekend’s match against Liverpool.The striker will not even be required to report for treatment on a hamstring problem for a few days ahead of the Blues’ game against West Brom on 22 November.Costa’s injury has been a worry since early in the season and Mourinho was annoyed that he was involved in matches for Spain last month despite concerns over his fitness.“He will have 15 days to finally rest and work properly.”Jose MourinhoHe has not been included in Spain’s squad for games against Belarus and Germany, at last giving Chelsea the kind of chance to give him a proper rest they have been hoping for.And Mourinho, who insists he had no influence over the decision to omit Costa, says the club plan to take full advantage of the situation.He explained: “The plan is immediately after the Liverpool match to have a period of complete rest – no training, no treatment, not even a massage on his muscle. Nothing – just let him rest a few days.“After that, there is specific work he is doing and we don’t have another match to play, so it’s very good news for him.”Costa missed four Chelsea matches and was also affected by an illness after recently playing for his country in games against Luxembourg and Slovakia.Mourinho has attempted to rest him at times, including for this week’s Champions League game against Maribor.“He was protected for the Champions League match but because the [half-time] result was not good, I couldn’t protect him and I had to play him for 45 minutes,” Mourinho said.“As a consequence of the work we are doing with him, I think he’s ready to start the match against Liverpool.“Then he will have 15 days to finally rest and work properly. It’s fantastic news.”See also:Spain leave out Chelsea striker CostaChelsea boss relishes Anfield atmosphereRemy passed fit to return for ChelseaChelsea set to make decision on FabregasFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Food poisoning and laser lights are pilot dangers

first_imgFood poisoning and laser lights are the biggest causes of incapacitation of pilots according to Australia’s crash investigator.The Australian Transport and Safety Bureau has issued the results of a survey that found that in the 5 years between 2010 and 2014, there have been on average 23 pilot occurrences a year reported where Australian pilots could not perform their duties. That is once every 34,000 flights.Over 75 per cent of incidents involved commercial passenger flights and the ATSB reported that the other pilot was successfully able to continue the flight or divert to an emergency landing.Some of the incapacitation cases have been quite bizarre including one where the co-pilot became air sick after the plane encountered severe turbulence.The ATSB found that between 2010 and 2014, there were a total of 113 flight crew incapacitation occurrences reported to the ATSB and half of the incapacitation occurrences were related to gastrointestinal illnesses such as food poisoning or gastroenteritis. Laser strikes accounted for 13 per cent of flight crew incapacitation occurrences in high capacity operations. Between 2010 and 2014 there were 1,316 laser strikes in high capacity transport operations in Australia reported to the ATSB. However, only 11 during this period resulted in pilot incapacitation. The ATSB said that while the chances of incapacitation from a laser strike are low, when they occur, they can be serious enough to lead to total incapacitation of the pilot.One of the most serious incidents involved a 787 captain did not have happy ending.  The training captain who was flying the 787 suffered a suspected brain aneurysm just after touch down at Perth, Western Australia and the aircraft began to veer to the right and the other captain, who was checking her, took control of the aircraft to return to the centreline and completed the landing. The two other flight crew members supported the incapacitated captain and administered oxygen and she was later taken to hospital but died two days later.last_img read more

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Birthplace of Texas GeoTour

first_img SharePrint RelatedA Texas Sized Mega-Event (and Squirrel)… in TexasApril 2, 2014In “Cache In Trash Out”Taking Flight GeoTour – Manatee County, FloridaSeptember 4, 2015In “GeoTours”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 15): GeoToursJune 18, 2018In “Community” GeoTour Name:Birthplace of TexasLocation:Washington County, TexasFavorite Points: 456+Flash mob event at Toubin Park in downtown Brenham, site of an original cisternWhy Washington County is a great place to visit:Washington County is filled with many “firsts” and “oldests.” This is where Texas became Texas. Tour th county exploring historical sites, quaint communities, good eateries, wineries, and museums.“Stomp grapes? Yes please! Taste Wine? Yes Please? Teach the owner’s grandniece about geocaching? Yes please,” wrote geocacher doanna at GC4V22F.Best time of year to visit:Any time of the year is a great time to visit Brenham and Washington County – really! The most popular time is in March and April for antique shopping and Bluebonnet photo ops.Must-see attractions:Washington on the Brazos is THE historic site where Texas declared its independence from Mexico in 1836. Just 20 minutes from Brenham, you’ll learn all there is to know about Texas history at the Star of the Republic Museum. You can also explore what life was like in the 1800’s at Barrington Living History Farm. There are two geocaches on the GeoTour here, plus three state park caches!Prizes:Visitors can earn points while geocaching, eating, sleeping, and shopping around Washington County. Those who collect more than 25 points will earn a collectible two-sided, colorful geocoin!What geocachers are saying about Birthplace of Texas GeoTour:“We greatly enjoyed touring around Washington County, picking up caches one by one and learning new stuff about Texas history at the same time.” –Dhaulaghiri“That was fun… This was our first geotour and we were happy that y’all cared for these caches so much. Thanks for putting out this series. The favorite point that we give this one counts for the entire trail.” –Ground Beef “Omg omg omg I cannot tell you how much I love this!!!! Been wanting to come for decades. Now (I have an) excuse to do it!” –browningfamilyAdditional Information:Brenham will be the host city for Texas Challenge, a geocaching Mega-Event in March 2016!Note: All the above information was provided by the GeoTour host. Copy has been edited by Geocaching HQ.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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