Bucks hold off Lakers for 8th straight win

first_img“We’ve got a talented young team, we’re growing together,” said Bledsoe, who reportedly received a $70 million, four-year extension. “We compete for something bigger than ourselves. I just wanted to be part of it.”The NBA’s best team had its hands full for much of the fourth quarter, when the game was tied six times over the final seven minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We’ve been doing it all season. Team’s going to run, we keep our composure and make our run,” Bledsoe said.Bledsoe’s basket tied it for the last time at 118-all. That launched a game-ending 15-2 run with all but four of the points scored by Bledsoe and Brogdon. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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He ended it leading the Milwaukee Bucks to their eighth consecutive victory and 10th in a row on the road.Bledsoe scored 31 points, Malcolm Brogdon added 21 points, and the Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 131-120 on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT “Everybody talks about Giannis (Antetokounmpo),” LeBron James said, “but it’s the supporting cast. They’ve surrounded Giannis with a great cast.”Antetokounmpo was held to 16 points — below his 27-point average — and 15 rebounds for Milwaukee.“When the season started we knew we had something special and had a great team, but to be honest with you I never thought we’d have the best record in the NBA,” he said. “We’ve worked hard for it, we’ve played every game, go out there, show up every game, try to win every game.”The Lakers got after the Bucks defensively for the first three quarters, but had three of their nine turnovers in the final five minutes, including two by Rajon Rondo.“We had our chances,” James said. “We broke down individually down the stretch defensively.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Image issues hound start of Alaska’s Iditarod sled dog race Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Lakers: G Lonzo Ball (bone bruise, sprained left ankle) will be re-evaluated in a week. He’s missed 15 straight games since Jan. 19, when he was hurt in a collision with Houston’s James Harden. … G Lance Stephenson (second toe sprain on left foot) sat out, but was not to be missed on the bench in a cherry red jacket. … They fell to 5-10 without Ball in the lineup. … Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sat courtside, and former Lakers ironman A.C. Green attended.ON A TEARIngram has been on an offensive tear since the All-Star break ended, averaging 28.4 points in five games. That’s much improved from his 17.9 average through the season’s first 50 games. “He can shoot over anybody with his length,” James said.HE SAID IT“We’re aware of it. We don’t try to harp on it too much.” — Walton on being 3 ½ games out of a playoff berth in the West.UP NEXTBucks: At Utah on Saturday in the second game of a back-to-back.Lakers: At Phoenix on Saturday in the second game of a back-to-back before returning home for three in a row. Brandon Ingram and James scored 31 points each. James had 10 assists. Rondo added 20 points.James and Rondo combined to score 15 straight points during a stretch in the fourth that drew the Lakers to a 113-all tie. But Los Angeles scored just seven points the rest of the game.“For some reason we kind of fell apart at the end,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “One thing we did a poor job of was defending Bledsoe and Brogdon. We couldn’t keep them in front of us.”Ingram powered the Lakers to their largest lead of the game, 79-67, with eight of their first 14 points to open the third. He had a highlight one-handed dunk over 7-foot Brook Lopez that brought the Lakers’ bench to its feet.Ingram and James had 10 points each in the quarter.From there, the Bucks closed on a 26-15 run, including nine by Bledsoe, to trail 94-93 going into the fourth.“We were kind of on life support there for a lot of the first half, going into halftime and going into the third quarter,” Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer said. “We caught a good wave there and Bled was a huge part of it.”The Lakers outscored the Bucks 15-9, with six by Kyle Kuzma, to end the first half leading 65-59.TIP-INSBucks: Antetokounmpo played 32 minutes without restriction after sitting out with right knee soreness on Monday at Chicago and being limited to 24 minutes on Wednesday at Sacramento. … They’ve won four in a row against LA. … They improved their NBA-best marks to 48-14 overall and 23-9 on the road.last_img read more

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Trial against “Pretty Boy”, “Dangles” commences

first_img2015 Tucville murderBy Lakhram BhagaratEdward Skeete and Nabadingi Gobin will soon know their fates as a 12-member jury was impanelled before Justice Navindra Singh on Wednesday and the commencement of trial into the 2015 murder of Ryan Clementson.Skeete, called “Pretty Boy”, a 28-year-old mason of 309 Independence Boulevard, Georgetown; and Gobin, called “Dangles”, a 32-year-old taxi driver of 1049 Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, is accused of murdering 25-year-old Clementson of Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara between July 14 and 24, 2015 at Tucville.The duo is accused of opening fire on Clementson and his friend Ayodele Solomon on July 14, 2015, near the Turning Point Snackette in Tucville. Clementson, who had been shot in his thigh, succumbed almost two weeks later from cardiac arrest following surgery.On August 14, 2015, the duo was jointly charged for murder and almost one year later, Magistrate Fabayo Azore committed them to stand trial since a prima facie case was made out against them.At the commencement of the trail, Skeete and Gobin – represented by Attorneys Nigel Hughes, Mark Waldron and Keoma Griffith – denied the charges levelled against them.Prosecutor Narissa Leander is leading the State’s case in association with Tiffini Lyken and Abigail Gibbs.Taking the stand was Lance Corporal Colwyn Major, who was one of the first responders. He told the court that he received information of the shooting at around 21:10h on the night of July 14, 2015, and joined a vehicle along with approximately seven other law enforcement ranks. He explained that when he arrived at the scene, he observed the area was well lit and Clementson was partially submerged in the nearby trench in what he described as an attempt to hide. Major added that along with public-spirited persons, the injured man was pulled from the trench and it was observed that he was bleeding from the right thigh while only wearing a pair of black boxers.The court heard that Major then placed Clementson into the tray of the Police vehicle and escorted him to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) where a male doctor tended to him. The Policeman further told the court that while at the hospital, he encountered Solomon who was receiving treatment for the gunshot wound to his right shoulder. He then questioned Solomon about the incident and then returned to the scene where he attempted to gather evidenced but was unsuccessful.While under cross-examination by Attorney Hughes, Major related that when he arrived at the scene there were approximately 80 persons looking in the direction of the western end of the Tucville Bridge. He also stated that under the bridge was dark and only discovered Clementson after several calls. When asked how he determined that Clementson had a gunshot wound, the Policeman related that he observed a circular opening on the man’s right thigh.Major said that although there was a large crowd at the scene he feels it was not contaminated and when further pressed he added that he is still unaware as to where exactly the shooting occurred. In addition, he stated that he was not informed of any live rounds or spent shells being recovered at the scene.The Policeman further related that a statement was taken from Solomon and relatives of the dead man, but when asked by Attorney Waldron when Solomon’s statement was taken, Major related that despite coming into contact with the man on the night of July 14, he did not take a statement from him until July 29.Meanwhile, Detective Corporal Carlton Rockliffe said at the time of the incident, he was stationed at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Eve Leary as a Crime Scene Examiner and was summoned to the Tucville Bridge area. He told the ourt that he took his crime scene kit and upon arriving at the scene at around 22:30h, he was greeted by Lance Corporal Major and immediately commenced his examination of the scene.Rockliffe said he recovered one spent shell and two live rounds at the scene, which he placed into evidence and sent for forensic examination on July 22, 2015.While being cross-examined by Attorney Waldron, the Policeman related that he did not see it necessary to test the recovered spent shell and ammunition for fingerprints.The ballistics examiner, retired Inspector Eon Jackson, also took the stand and testified that the evidence bag contained one 9mm live round, one 9mm spent shell and on 9mm dud round. He explained that the dud round was fired from the firearm but was not activated because it may have expired.The court heard that Detective Constable, Akeem Lewis, would have taken a statement from Clementson on July 17 at the GPHC. He related to the court, that Clementson provided him with the names of three men who inflicted the wound while asking to see his relatives since he could see his death coming.The trial will continue on Tuesday, with Lewis continuing his testimony.last_img read more

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ERC calls for prevailing calm among Guyanese

first_imgThe current political situation in Guyana is not going unnoticed by the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) and the entity is calling for the prevailing calm to remain in what it described as a hallmark “in a demonstration of our ability as a people to resolve our challenges” in a mature way.On Friday, the ERC said that by doing so, this would ensure that the welfare of both the nation and all Guyanese is placed on the front burner.“The Commission, therefore, takes this opportunity to remind all involved of the need to exercise utmost care to not exacerbate tensions and incite; to be tolerant of our differences and the right to amicably disagree and to demonstrate mutual respect for each other when making public utterances keeping in mind the impact of influence. Importantly, this sense of being thoroughly responsible must not be confined to meetings and the traditional media outlets, but be extended to social media as well,” the ERC said.The ERC reminded that its monitoring department will continue to stringently monitor pronouncements.Mindful of the need for maturity even in disagreement, the Commission said it remains optimistic that time will reveal that, as a nation, these challenges will be “resolved through our common goals for peace and unity for Guyana and Guyanese deserve nothing less.”These sentiments come on the heels of the peaceful country-wide protest held by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) where thousands of the party’s supporters on Friday morning protested the Government’s action on matters on national concerns.last_img read more

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Registration open for Elks Speed Skating Club’s Summer Camp

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Registration has opened for the Fort St. John Elks Speed Skating Club’s Summer Camp.The camp aims to teach kids aged six and up the basics as well as advanced techniques in speed skating. Featured at the camp will be time trails as well as races.Admission for the camp is $260 but if residents pay before July 31st they will only have to pay $220. The Elks realized that some children under the age of nine won’t be able to handle a full day of camp, so they are offering half days for $140 ($110 before July 31st).- Advertisement -Parents must be present during the camp if their children do not know how to tie their own skates and skaters must bring their own lunch. A barbecue will be held at the end of the camp to celebrate the skater’s completion.The camp runs from August 20th to the 24th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.For more information and how to register, visit fsjspeedskating.com.Advertisementlast_img read more

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RCMP catch alleged parking meter vandal

first_imgEarly Saturday morning, the Fort St. John RCMP arrested a man they believe is responsible for recent parking meter vandalism.At approximately 3 a.m., the Fort St. John Crime Reduction Unit with the assistance of General Duty members located a 42 year-old Fort St. John male allegedly breaking parking meters on 100th street at 100th avenue.The male was located wearing shoes that matched impressions left near other broken meters and in possession of a large amount of quarters.- Advertisement -Over the last week, the City has reported over $50,000 in damage as a result of the parking meter vandalism and left.The investigation continues and charges of theft under $5,000 and mischief over $5,000 are pending. The RCMP cannot release the name of the accused at this time.If you have any further information about this crime, contact the RCMP at 250-787-8140 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also go online to www.crimestoppersfsj.ca Advertisementlast_img read more

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ATHLETICS: ROSSES AC CLUB NEWS

first_imgRosses AC  Rosses AC are organising Cross Country races for primary schools in Carrickfinn on Wednesday 19th at 11 am. The age categories are: Under 9 (born 2004/2005) – 600m, Under 11      (born 2002/2003) – 800m, Under 13 (born 2000/2001) – 1000m. Medals for top 20 in each race. All primary schools in Cloughaneely, Gaoth Dobhair and the Rosses invited. Sportshall Athletics will be starting up again in Ionad Spóirt na Rosann in Dungloe on Monday 24th September at 6.45 pm. Fee of €10 for 5 nights. Training on Friday nights from 6pm to 7pm – all welcome. Noel Diver had an excellent run in the Ballyare 10k when he finished 7th in a time of 36:13. There was also good runs by Helen McCready and Deirdre Diver.ATHLETICS: ROSSES AC CLUB NEWS was last modified: September 11th, 2012 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:ATHLETICS: ROSSES AC CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

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TD’S ANGER OVER HOSPITAL SERVICES ‘U-TURN’

first_imgSinn Féin TD for Sligo/North Leitrim Michael Colreavy has accused the Government parties of performing a u-turn on the issue of cancer services at Sligo General Hospital – services once used by hundreds of people in south Donegal.Deputy Colreavy had asked the Minister in a parliamentary question about the promised restoration of services at Sligo General Hospital.He said the response from the Minister was ‘akin to what Fianna Fáil would have said’ when they were in power and showed that the current Government has ‘reneged on its pre-election promise’. He pointed out that the Labour Party candidates described this issue as a red line issue during that campaign and that they would resign if cancer services were not restored within 100 days.Speaking in Dublin Deputy Colreavy stated: “The reply received from the Minister showed that the current government have reneged on their election promise.“There is no indication in the reply that there is any intention by the Government to designate Sligo General Hospital as a centre for excellence for breast cancer services nor indeed to restore breast cancer services that were removed from the hospital.“The reply is exactly the same as what I would have expected from the previous government. “I am disappointed on behalf of those sick patients who must continue to endure journeys from Sligo/North Leitrim to Galway and back again; providing a luxury bus does not and will not compensate for the removal of quality services from Sligo General.“I am sure the people of Sligo, Leitrim and South Donegal will be disappointed also that the very clear promises made by FG and Labour will not now be delivered on.“Both of the government parties promised that services would be restored within 100days of them taking office. Labour went further describing this as a red line issue and saying that they would resign if the service was not restored within 100 days. Their time is almost up.“I intend to continue pressing this matter until Sligo General Hospital is restored to its rightful place as a centre of excellence for most regional services including breast cancer services. I will not let up until this happens.”The full question and answer is below: Question and Answer:QUESTION NO:  47DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Health and Children (Dr. JamesReilly ) by Deputy Michael Colreavyfor ORAL ANSWER on 31/05/2011To ask the Minister for Health and Children the reason cancer services atSligo General Hospital have not yet been restored; and if he will make astatement on the matter.– Michael ColreavyREPLY.Sligo General provides a significant range of cancer services. Theseinclude surgery for non-melanoma skin cancer and colorectal cancer, andchemotherapy services. Sligo has also been selected as one of the 15candidate colonoscopy centres for the colorectal cancer screening programmeto be launched next year.Chemotherapy is still provided to all cancer patients in Sligo. I ampleased to confirm that recruitment of a second permanent medicaloncologist is in train. For breast cancer patients specifically, there is aspecialist breast nurse in place and detailed clinical pathways have beenworked out for Sligo patients presenting with post-operative infection orother conditions, so as to minimise the need to travel to Galway.Breast cancer diagnosis and breast surgery are the only cancer services tohave ceased at Sligo General.  Since November 2009, women in the Sligo areaare provided with breast cancer diagnosis and surgery at Galway. As one ofthe two designated centres for the HSE West region, Galway has a criticalmass of expertise, sufficient throughput of cases and relevantmulti-disciplinary specialist skills in cancer services which, as outlinedby international evidence, achieve the best outcomes for patients.It is important to note that some 96% of women who attend the Galway unitdo not have cancer, and only one visit is normally necessary.  For thesmall number diagnosed with breast cancer, some 85% will requireradiotherapy as well as surgery, which would involve treatment in Galway inany event.A survey that was undertaken at Galway last year showed that of thoseresident in Sligo, 95% described the Galway service as either good orexcellent.I am continuing to explore with the National Cancer Control Programme howservices can best be organised for the benefit of patients having regard tomy commitment to putting quality at the heart of our healthcare system andto ensuring that quality and optimal care are paramount in decisions aboutthe provision of services throughout the health system.  I have recentlymet with Dr Susan O’Reilly, Director of the National Cancer ControlProgramme, and I will continue our discussions in this regard.  My keyconcern remains the achievement of the best possible outcomes for patientsgenerally and women in particular.TD’S ANGER OVER HOSPITAL SERVICES ‘U-TURN’ was last modified: June 1st, 2011 by gregShare 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:cancer servicesdonegalsligo generallast_img read more

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MAN COUNTED FLOWERS ON CURTAINS TO SHUT OUT ALLEGED SEX ABUSE BY UNCLE

first_imgA 35 year old married father-of-four broke down in court yesterday as he told how his uncle allegedly abused him in Downings more than 20 years ago.Letterkenny court.Patrick Cunningham has waived his anonymity against his uncle Samuel Cunningham. Patrick Cunningham claims that he was sexually assaulted by his uncle Sam between December 1st, 1993 and January 1st, 1994.The alleged victim sobbed in court as he recounted the night on which his uncle allegedly abused him.He had traveled to the holiday home in Rosguill on the Atlantic Drive to carry out some repairs on the house with his uncle.He said he was forced to take off his clothes after spilling water from a bucket on them.He said his uncle told him to get under some blankets on a makeshift bed on a sofa and then abused him.He claims he fondled him and was also forced to put his penis in Sam Cunningham’s mouth.He said he tried to count flowers on the curtains of the house and think of his dead grandfather so as to not become aroused when being allegedly abused by Sam Cunningham.Sam Cunningham, of Glenside Road, Dunmurray, Belfast has denied any of the events ever took place.The case, before a jury of eight men and four women at Letterkenny Circuit Court, continues today.MAN COUNTED FLOWERS ON CURTAINS TO SHUT OUT ALLEGED SEX ABUSE BY UNCLE was last modified: April 4th, 2014 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) Tags:donegalDowningsLetterkenny Circuit CourtPatrick CunninghamSamuel Cunninghamsex abuselast_img read more

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Travel chaos at US airports

first_imgLos Angeles International Airport – the world’s 8th largest – was gridlocked Sunday night by thousands of angry demonstrators protesting over President Trump’s ban on nationals of seven countries.The first demonstrations erupted on Saturday the day after Trump signed the order banning travel to the U.S. by citizens of Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, Iran and Somalia. At Los Angeles International Airport many intending passengers were forced to abandon their taxis or buses and walk to the terminal.Rental car company buses took over 90 minutes – instead of 15 – to get to the airport. Many rental car customers returning their cars opted to walk the 30 minutes to the airport.The traffic gridlock also trapped airline crews with many flights delayed because of their late arrival.The demonstrators were peaceful but extremely noisy. Police was equipped with riot gear but took no action.Many of the signs read “We are all immigrants in America” and Let them go” referring to those travellers who were on route to the US when the ban was implemented. Other signs suggested the ban was reminiscent of the Nazi regime of the 1930s and labelled Trump’s chief strategist Stephen Bannon, who has just been appointed the Security Council a Nazi.On Saturday, a Federal Judge in New York issued an order blocking the government from deporting passengers with valid visas who arrived after the travel ban was implemented.However, confusion remains on the temporary ban, while the courts of Virginia, Washington and Massachusetts took similar action.A solution in the courts may take weeks to resolve commentators suggest. According to Associated Press Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich, said on Sunday that the Trump’s measures were “rushed, chaotic, cruel and oblivious to the realities” of security. They had, he added, ushered in “a dark moment in U.S. history.”Airlines were warning passengers to get to the airport early during Sunday afternoon but not all could be contacted.Demonstrators say the campaign of disruption will last 30 days and impact other international airports such as San Diego, Seattle and San Francisco.last_img read more

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