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Terrence Ross stays in Orlando, carries Magic past Timberwolves

first_img“Right now is not the time to change anything you’re doing,” said Ross, who was relieved when the deadline passed. “You’ve got to stay in your routine as much as possible.”Ross, who is averaging 19.7 points off the bench over his last 15 games, made six 3-pointers and shot 13 of 23 overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“There are nights in this league when you’re driving home and say to yourself, ‘I’m blessed to be doing this,’” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “Terrence is an exceptional shot-maker and he’s a lot better off the dribble than I realized. He’s playing at a really high level.”Nikola Vucevic added 21 points, Aaron Gordon 19 and Evan Fournier 18 for Orlando, which shot 54 percent and scored a season-high 71 points in the first half. What’s in a Tokyo 2020 medal? Old phones, discarded cameras Karl-Anthony Towns had 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who lost for the fifth time in six games. Andrew Wiggins added 23 points.Isaiah Canaan’s jump shot gave Minnesota its last lead at 39-38 early in the second quarter, but things quickly unraveled for the Timberwolves, especially on defense.Ross had 20 points in the first half, leading the Magic to a 71-58 halftime lead. Orlando shot 65 percent in the half.“They came out hot. We’ve got to do a better job contesting,” said Minnesota coach Ryan Saunders. “Terrence Ross got hot in the second quarter. We were aware of how hot he’s been shooting the ball lately. You let him see one or two or even three go through early, it’s going to be a long night.”Wiggins scored 10 points in the third quarter, but the Timberwolves could get no closer than 11 until Towns converted a three-point play with 2:39 left in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Wiggins followed with a mid-court steal and lined up a dunk that could have cut the lead to seven, but Ross chased him down and prevented a score that could cut the gap to seven.“I didn’t know if I was going to block it but it was worth the effort,” said Ross, who was not officially credited with a block. “You don’t know. Sometimes they hear footsteps and sometimes they will alter (the shot). I got lucky.”TIP-INSTimberwolves: G Jeff Teague participated in the morning shootaround but missed an eighth game with a sore left foot. … G Derrick Rose was not with the team, missing a fifth game with a sore right ankle. … Towns was shocked to hear it announced that he had fouled out with 5:10 remaining after committing his third foul.Magic: Last in the NBA with only 19 free throw attempts per game, the Magic shot 14 in a span of 5:31 in the third quarter. They made 21 of 23 in the game. … Rookie C Mo Bamba missed a third straight game with a stress fracture of his left tibia. … The Magic lost by 17 at Minnesota on Jan. 4.NO HURRYThe Magic acquired point guard Markelle Fultz, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, from Philadelphia, but it doesn’t sound like he will be playing anytime soon.Asked when the team expected Fultz to play, president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman said: “We’re going to do it right, we’re not going to do it fast.”The Magic gave up F Jonathon Simmons, a protected 2020 first-round pick and a 2019 second-round pick for Fultz, who is out with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, a nerve problem in his shoulder.Fultz appeared in only 33 games in his 1 ½ seasons in Philadelphia, averaging 8.2 points in 19 games this season. He last played on Nov. 19. “We look forward to getting him in here, getting our arms around him, understanding everything he’s dealing with and getting him through it,” Weltman said.UP NEXTTimberwolves: at New Orleans on Friday night.Magic: At Milwaukee on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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Ebenhack)ORLANDO, Florida— The trade deadline came and went and Terrence Ross remained in Orlando, comfortable in his routine.Ross, whose expiring contract and big scoring production had set him up as a potential trade asset, scored 32 points and came up with a big defensive play to help the Magic to a 122-112 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

Duo fined after Phagwah day incident

first_imgTwo persons were on Wednesday ordered to pay a ,000 fine altogether, after it was alleged that they unlawfully wounded and assaulted each other.Tianna Daniels, of Lot 17 Broad and Lombard streets pleaded guilty with explanation to the charge of unlawful wounding after making her appearance in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Fabayo Azore.It is alleged that on March 23, 2016 at Broad and Lombard streets she unlawfully harmed Keith Mitchell.According to the Daniels on the day in question, March 23, she was standing waiting on her boyfriend when Mitchell premeditated to throw a bucket of water on her, which provoked her and she retaliated by throwing a bottle at the Mitchell’s head.Daniels phone (Plum) which was in her underwear was damaged as a result of the incident. She also claimed that the phone was fairly new as it was only purchased in February of this year.Keith Daniels, 17, of Lot 17 of the same address was also cross-charged.It is alleged that on the same day at the same location, he unlawfully assaulted Tianna Daniels.According to the prosecutor’s facts both Daniels and Mitchell reside in the same yard. And on the day in question Mitchell engaged in playing with water by throwing it on Daniels, after which she picked up a bottle and threw it at his forehead, causing injuries.The prosecutor had no objections to bail, however he asked that bail be set at a substantial amount.Daniels was ordered by the magistrate to pay a fine of ,000 or spend a default of 6 months in prison.Keith Mitchell was placed on ,000 bail as well as a bond to keep the peace. The matter was adjourned to May 16, 2016.last_img read more

Land in Alberta worth less than BC, following royalty changes

first_imgA recent report says Alberta’s soon to be implemented royalty changes will cause land in Alberta to deliver 1/4 the value of similar land in BC.Calgary investment bank Peters & Co. concludes that the new royalty rates in Alberta, that start on January 1st, 2009, have caused more investment in BC. So far this year over $2 billion has been spent in BC on land sales compared to only $600 million in Alberta. The Alberta Energy Ministry says in some circumstances royalty rates are higher in Alberta, but there are more active rigs working than BC and Saskatchewan combined.- Advertisement -The study by Peters & Co. used a 100 well Montney development drilled over a five year period. Following the study land in BC could be worth 27 per cent more than the identical land in Alberta.last_img read more

Wurst the best at Taylor Speedway

first_img2) John Beaumont Jr. 3) Doug Mitchell 4) Matt Richards Sports: Advertisement 2) Greg Tarry 3) Everett Snider Mini-Adults: 1) Gordon Gabert 2) Wayne Dale Advertisement Dennis Wurst was the big winner, on the opening weekend of 2009 at the Taylor Speedway. The defending track champion in the IMCA modified division of Canada took first place in both Saturday and Sunday’s finals. The next action at the Taylor Speedway is the Annual Father’s Day Demo-Derby on June 21st, followed by regular racing the weekend of June 27-28. – Advertisement -Winners from May 31: IMCA Modified Division: 1) Dennis Wurst Advertisement 1) Dale Richards 2) Travis Leclerc 3) Justin Simms Bombers: 1) Ivon Snider Advertisement 3) Aaron Tubbs Winners from May 30: IMCA Modified Division: 1) Dennis Wurst 2) Doug Mitchell 3) Matt Richards 4) Gord Beaumont Sports: 1) Dale Richards 2) A.J. Everton 3) Travis Leclerc Bombers: 1) Rob McNabb 2) Greg Tarry 3) Everett Snider Mini-Adults: 1) Aaron Tubbs 2) Sherri Young-Huk 3) Wayne Dale Mini-Juniors: 1) Bradon Shroeder 2) Hawk Moore 3) Justin Tackaberrylast_img read more

Boys’ basketball: Buckley without final statement

first_imgBuckley (24-7) fell behind by 19 points in the second quarter, cut the deficit to seven points by halftime, finally took the lead on an Andrew Farhadi layup in the third quarter and had a 47-44 advantage entering the fourth quarter. But top-seeded Twentynine Palms (28-2) proved too tough down the stretch, outscoring the Griffins 19-4 in the fourth quarter, highlighted by 10 points from sophomore Montreal Harris. “I’m proud of the kids,” Hamilton said. “They never gave up.” Richie Polan scored 13 of his game-high 24 points in the third quarter and finished with 12 rebounds for Buckley. Teammate Hussein Habibi added 19 points and nine rebounds. “They gave us a scare,” Twentynine Palms coach Larry Bowden said. “They made a great comeback, give them all the credit.” ONTARIO – Buckley of Sherman Oaks coach Mike Hamilton gathered his team at midcourt after Friday’s 63-51 loss to Twentynine Palms in the Southern Section Div. IV-A championship game at Colony High and made sure that everyone on his team acknowledged the Griffins’ faithful up in the stands. His players glady obliged. “You see everyone up there, `The Red Army’, those diehard fans, they’re the reason we stayed close in this game,” Hamilton said. Close, but not close enough. center_img The Griffins appeared nervous from the outset, committing a pair of turnovers on their first two possessions, and Twentynine Palms took advantage, opening up a 12-0 lead midway through the first quarter. Habibi finally got the Griffins on the scoreboard with a free throw at the 3:49 mark of the first quarter, and Buckley continued to chip away at the deficit and trailed 16-5 heading into the second quarter. Harris finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds for Twentynine Palms, while Nico Matthews added 16 points and five assists. (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Arnold taps new education secretary

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday tapped Riverside County Superintendent of Schools David Long as his new education secretary. Long, a classroom teacher before he became an administrator, is “a great educator who understands education inside and out,” Schwarzenegger said at a Capitol news conference. Schwarzenegger hopes to make 2008 the year of education, much as he is spotlighting health care this year. In that event, Long, a Republican, could be a key adviser. He will help Schwarzenegger translate into policy proposals the results of a recently released comprehensive education survey that called for overhauling funding and policies. California will spend more than $40 billion on schools next year, but this will still be below the national average per student. Student performance remains lackluster despite various federal and state accountability programs. Long, 67, said he is excited about the job and impressed by Schwarzenegger’s passion for education reform. His new post pays $175,000 a year. Jack O’Connell, the state’s superintendent of public instruction, lauded the selection of Long. “I know that Dave shares my deep concern about the need to close the achievement gap in California,” O’Connell said in a written statement, “and I look forward to working with him on this critical issue.” Long has spent 40 years in education, starting as a teacher and coach in Iowa and moving up the ranks to serve as Riverside County’s elected schools chief since 1999. As Riverside County superintendent of schools, Long had some oversight over 23 districts serving 400,000 students. He chairs a safe schools committee for U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings. Long succeeds Alan Bersin, who returned to his home in San Diego to chair the board of the San Diego Regional Airport Authority. (916) 441-4602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Governor retools image of vocational education

first_imgIf one cuts through the educational jargon, O’Connell’s encyclical frames an unresolved dilemma in voc-ed – whether it should be integrated into the college-oriented curricula now dominant in high schools or become a stand-alone alternative, as many CTE teachers advocate. Schwarzenegger’s community college advocacy, meanwhile, has spawned another development, a move by the colleges to block future raids on their state funds through a ballot measure that will be placed before voters during the presidential primary vote on Feb. 5. It will be interesting to see whether the governor endorses or opposes it, and it will be interesting to see whether his successor continues his advocacy or allows voc-ed and community colleges to fade again. Dan Walters is a columnist for The Sacramento Bee. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Whatever else he accomplishes or fails to accomplish during his topsy-turvy governorship, Arnold Schwarzenegger has served two interrelated and worthy causes very well – raising the standing of community colleges and bringing vocational training out of the educational attic. Schwarzenegger went through such training as a salesman when he was a high school student in Austria and later attended Santa Monica College. High school-level voc-ed, as it used to be known before being renamed “career technical education,” and community colleges, which provide many job-related classes themselves, have been given short shrift by politicians, the education establishment and other policymakers in recent decades. Both lack the glamour and political appeal of four-year colleges and college-oriented K-12 curricula and have widely been seen – erroneously – as refuges for society’s losers, rather than pathways to economic success for those with career ambitions, especially those from ethnic minority and low-income families. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.State policies have stressed college prep work at the K-12 level, even though a relative handful of high school students will eventually obtain four-year degrees, and local officials have denigrated and even closed down voc-ed offerings. One consequence, surely, has been to raise the state’s already scandalously high dropout rate as students with the potential to become auto mechanics, construction workers and other well-paid blue-collar workers are told, implicitly, to get lost by many local school systems. State lawmakers and governors, meanwhile, have routinely denied community colleges their appropriate shares of education dollars, responding to demands by the powerful, union-driven K-12 lobby for more money and pressure from four-year colleges – even though community colleges handle the majority of secondary education students at a fraction of the cost of four-year schools. Schwarzenegger has attempted, with some success, to reverse those trends, championing budget appropriations and legislation to boost voc-ed and community colleges and often visiting institutions to bring more media and public attention to their vital roles. He staged a “career technical education summit” last spring and placed $52 million in the current state budget to improve career and technical education, or CTE, including creating stronger connections between high school and community college vocational programs. There’s been a renewed interest among legislators in boosting CTE, and this month Schwarzenegger signed four bills, including a very important one that streamlines the credentialing of CTE teachers, whose ranks have been declining. State schools Superintendent Jack O’Connell has distributed what’s described as “a new and comprehensive framework for career technical education,” telling schools “how to integrate rigorous standards into the classroom and develop the relationships to make career technical education successful for 21st century learning.” last_img read more

A day of tunes and treats – including gator

first_imgIn the food court, people ordered up baskets of boiled crawfish, catfish po’ boys or Louisiana crab cakes on a bed of “dirty” rice. People clustered around the main stage, sitting on lawn chairs and shielded from the sun by canopies. Some drank beer and ate crawfish as couples danced. Cajun cooking’s secret is in the seasoning and the time taken to properly prepare the food, said Michael Hall, 24, of New Orleans. Working at the New Orleans Cookery booth, Hall said crab cakes combine the “trinity” of vegetables: celery, green bell peppers and onions. “It’s the herbs from around the Mississippi and it’s the seafood,” said Tess Mohr about Cajun and Creole food. The festival continues today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave. Admission is $15.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY – There were plush alligators for sale among the carnival beads and hats at the Cajun Creole Music Festival, and there was real alligator – cooked, on a stick. For the truly daring, the alligator meat is marinated in hot sauce for a couple of days, then dipped in batter and grilled. “It tastes like chicken,” said Lori Lange, 48, of Simi Valley, munching on an alligator skewer while strolling the grounds with her husband, Ron. The Langes have come to the festival for the past 15 years to enjoy the food and music. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“If you can’t tap your foot to that, you can’t tap your foot to anything,” Ron Lange said about the swinging, upbeat music in the background. From its humble beginnings as a clam bake in 1988, the festival now draws thousands from the city and surrounding communities. It is the biggest fundraising event of the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise. The event brought in more than $100,000 last year, said Rotary member Steve Pietrolungo, chairman of last year’s festival. The money is donated to community groups and charities such as the Boys and Girls Club and Meals on Wheels. “It all goes back into the community,” Pietrolungo said. last_img read more


first_imgPlayed at Portsalon Golf club on Saturday 5th February 2011Par 72 S.S.S 721st Nett Johnny Harding (3) North West G.C. 69, 2nd Nett Keith Shiels (8) Letterkenny G.C,3rd Nett Eamonn Davis (10) Letterkenny G.C. 724th Nett  Hugh Doherty (21) Letterkenny G.C. 73 B.O.T.5th Nett Keith Lapsley (5)Dunfanaghy G.C. 6th Nett Eamonn McGlinchey (8) Letterkenny G.C. 741ST Gross Noel Callan (scr)2nd Gross Keelan Quigg (2)3rd Gross Justin MacLochlainn (2) North West G.C .4TH Gross Cathal Patton (4) 5th Gross Sean Forbes (4)6th Kieran Doherty (6) Johnny Harding had a hole in one at the par 3 10th 142 Metres .He used a 6 iron. 2’S were got by C.Doherty,S.Harris,D.McLaughlin,M.Houston,E.Corry,M.Davis and K.Lapsley too. As J.Harding had a hole in one he takes half of the balls and those with 2’s will receive each. The Alliance finally got a competition played after 4 cancellations because of the inclement weather .After the gales and rain of the last week Saturday turned out to be quite mild apart from one shower. Most of the golfers showed how rusty their games are with just two breaking p course as ever was in excellent condition.A fitting tribute to Johnny Shields ,head Green keeper and his staff . What a competition Johnny Harding had .He has joined North West Golf Club after being a member of City of Derry for 21 years. He just fancied a change and what a change he has got .His 69 the nett by 2 strokes and his score was also the best Gross He topped all that with a hole in one with a 6 iron on the par 3 10th all of 142 metres . How his ace at the 10th lifted him he parred the next 4 holes dropped a shot at the 15th bird the 16th and 17th and finished with a par so from 3 over after the first 9 he was 3 under for tThis gave him a very comfortable victory at level par Gross.Noel Callan free from golf teaching duties for the day won the Gross. He was 4 over for the and level for his back nine in fact it was a perfect 9, he hit all greens in regulation and he parred every hole. The runner up in the Gross was Keelan Quigg, he too was 4 over on the front nine and a bogey on the 12th and 8 pars saw him finish a shot back on 77. The 2nd Nett was Keith Shiels who was the only other player to finish under par .He had a very good round with a mixture of 9 pars, 8 bogies and 1 birdie. In the golfer of the year in the Nett Keith Shiels is on 16, Eamonn McGlinchy 13, Kieran Doherty and Eddie McHugh also 12 all Letterkenny except Kieran who is a member of Strabane. In the Gross Justin MacLochlain, North West is on 20 followed by Michael McGeady, also on 20 and Justin McIntyre from City of Derry is third on 18. Next Competition at Ballyliffin G.C. on Saturday 12th February 2011.EndsNORTH WEST GOLFING ALLIANCE NOTES was last modified: February 6th, 2011 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


first_imgBingo continues in the hall at 9pm on Tues. Lotto results CN,CE,DY,WW 5 Matched John C Moore Convoy Cassie Tinney Raphoe Loreta Patton Stranrolar,Moira Mc Hugh Convoy and Eunan Mc Bride Jnr, Convoy . Next week’s jackpot is €1700The Annual Airtricity Windmill walk will take place on the weekend of 6th Oct Stephanie has sponsor cards.Remembering Shane Bonner A 5 k walk/run will take place on Sun Sept 16th Registration at Gaa Pitch from 9 Walk/run at 11 everyone welcome .A Memorial Trophy in Shane’s name will be presented to the winner and refreshments afterwards in Mannies Convoy. St. Mary’s U-13 boy team enjoyed a 2nd victory in this year’s Northern League. Playing away to Burt the St Mary’s lads lead by 1-08 to 3 pts at Half time and they continued to dominate in the second half they ran out clear winners on a score line of 2-17 to 1-07Good overall team performance with Man of the Match performance from Shane MooreNext up is a home game v Red Hughs on Friday Sept 14thTeam and scorers: A Foy, J Black, J Duffy, S Moore, C McNamee, D Foy (Capt), S Patton, J Duffy (0-1), B McNamee (0-2), J Callan (0-2), E Kennedy(1-1), J McGill (0-3), J Gibson (1-0), C Patton(0-4), J Moore. Subs: K Gibson, C Bonner, O O’Donnell, G McBrien, J Gallagher, C Browne. U 13 girls were beaten at home by a strong Glenfin side nx game at home to Glenswilly on Wed .U 16 girls were beaten at home by Four Masters on Thurs.Well done to the Ladies who won at home v Malin a good strong team performance with notable displays from Fiona Mc Cumhaill, Sarah Allan and Cathy De Ward .Congratulations to the Gaelic for Mothers and Others who took part in a blitz in Randalstown today with teams from Armagh and Tyrone .The Ladies won 2 and drew with top scorer going to Mary Harper (T he Cork Woman) and score of the day a fine point from the sideline to Claire Mc Clean well done to all involved .Best of luck to U 15 boys in Championship Semi-final v St Eunans . Hard luck to the Senior men who were defeated in the Championship Semi-Final v Moville on Sat Evening in Buncrana on a scoreline of 1-11 to 13 ptsA fairly even contest with both teams keeping very close St Marys went in at half time with a 2 point lead but early in to the 2nd half they conceeded a penaltyto put Moville ahead by 2 and in the end Moville went on to win the Game by a point .CARDIAC SCREENING takes place in Stranorlar on Sat 29TH September beginning at 10 am .Julia will be in touch with anyone taking part Strictly rehearsals are in full swing sp put a date in your Diary for Oct 28th for a night to remember .Best of Luck to all our Young Student heading away or returning to College over the next few days and weeks .GAA NEWS: ST MARY’S GAA CLUB NOTES, CONVOY was last modified: September 9th, 2012 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:convoySt Marys GAA club noteslast_img read more