Mirotic scores 24 points off bench, Bulls beat Bucks

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone 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 Kris Dunn rebounded from a 1-for-12 shooting game Saturday against Boston with 20 points and 12 assists in 33 minutes for the Bulls.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 28 points and Eric Bledsoe had 22 to pace Milwaukee, which has lost five of seven.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMirotic led Chicago’s bench in outscoring Milwaukee’s reserves 54-25. It was the second time the Bulls won at Milwaukee in 12 days, including a 115-109 victory on Dec. 15.David Nwaba tipped in a rebound to cap an 8-2 run that gave the Bulls a 100-92 lead with 6:16 to go. The closest Milwaukee got the rest of the way was 109-104 with 1:11 left. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Chicago took the lead for good, 86-85, on a 3-pointer by Mirotic with 10:59 left.The game was tied 83-all after three quarters. The teams traded baskets for much of the period, with three lead changes and four ties in the final 3:31.Mirotic had 11 points in the first half and Chicago led 56-53 at halftime.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Chicago Bulls’ Nikola Mirotic, right, looks to drive against Milwaukee Khris Middleton during the first half of an NBA basketball game. APMILWAUKEE — Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score 24 points in 28 minutes and the Chicago Bulls won for the eighth time in 10 games, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 115-106 on Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time).Chicago’s surge coincides with the return of Mirotic, who missed the beginning of the season after suffering facial fractures in an October fight with teammate Bobby Portis.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Barea, Mavs end another Raptors 6-game streak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

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Armed bandits rob male sex workers

first_imgRanks on patrol duty Tuesday night arrested a suspect after he was found in possession of a motorcycle that was minutes before stolen from two male sex workers.Guyana Times understands that the sex workers were seated on the motorcycle at the corner of Croal Street and Orange Walk, Georgetown when they were suddenly pounced upon by four armed males, who pulled up in a motor car.The bandits relieved the victims of their valuables, including the motorcycle and their cellphones. However, during their escape bid, one of the bandits was disarmed by the two sex workers of a .32 pistol, which was loaded with five live rounds.The incident was reported and patrol ranks who were in the vicinity of the Bourda Market, responded swiftly and pursued the 24-year-old suspect, who was eventually arrested on Camp Street with the victims’ motorcycle.He was positively identified by the sex workers and is cooperating with investigators. Meanwhile, the weapon that was taken away from the bandits was also handed over to the Police by the victims.last_img read more

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Linden Mayor, Deputy re-elected

first_imgMayor Waneka Arrindell and her Deputy, Wainewright Bethune, were both re-elected on Tuesday to serve the Linden Mayor and Town Council.Re-elected: Mayor Waneka Arrindell and her Deputy, Wainewright BethuneThe two, who were re-elected unopposed, will now serve a third term in office. Additionally, the Council’s Finance Committee will also remain the same. In an invited comment following the election, Arrindell said that it was truly an honour and privilege to be re-elected, as she indicated that she now has the opportunity to do more for the community.“My desire is that as a Council we’ll work together for the betterment of the township, for the betterment of our citizens and to truly portray Linden to the rest of the world…so that we can be able to bring the much-needed investment to the residents,” she stated.She noted that the Council has, over the years, been trying to increase its revenue collection and as such, is currently working along with the Central Housing and Planning Authority to hand over several new housing schemes, which do not yet fall under the purview of the municipality.This, she added, should be possible within the new year. She further outlined plans to rethink and readjust operations at the Kara Kara toll booth as well as to take a look at rates and taxes owed to the Council and to find workable solutions for residents.Arrindell said that the Council will also seek to have residents more informed of what is happening within the municipality.Meanwhile, Bethune, speaking after being re-elected, said his sole purpose continues to be to serve the people regardless of the capacity he is in.He said the aim is now to continue to execute already established plans more efficiently. The Deputy Mayor further made calls for a more disciplined workforce as well as for Councillors to be more actively involved both within the Council and community.Bethune also pointed to the need for the Council to keep the general public more informed of its activities as he noted that most of the complaints received are that the “Council is not doing anything”. In this regard, he said that while the Council has been doing a lot, its public relations is very poor.last_img read more

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Chelsea team to play Dynamo Kiev today – formation and starting XI!

first_img 11 26. John Terry (centre back) 11 Dynamo Kiev v Chelsea is live on talkSPORT.Chelsea travel to Ukraine on Tuesday night, where Dynamo Kiev will be looking to heap further misery on the faltering west London giants in the Champions League.  Following their previous defeat in the competition to FC Porto, the Blues require no less than three points at the NSC Olimpiyskiy, and while their confidence will no doubt have been lifted after their victory, and clean sheet, over Aston Villa at the weekend, their performance remained far from convincing. And, as to now be expected, Jose Mourinho altered his line up at Villa Park, dropping Eden Hazard, Nemanja Matic, Oscar and Gary Cahill – further fuelling suggestion that the Portuguese manager is facing a battle with the Chelsea dressing room.Such has been the constant changes in personnel over the past few weeks, that predicting Mourinho’s line up has become one of the most challenging at present.Will Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic start on the bench again? Will Ruben Loftus-Cheek be handed an opportunity from the off in Europe? Who will fill the No.10 role?In attempt to target such questions, talkSPORT has put together an XI that we think the Blues boss could field.Take a look by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 11 6. Abdul Baba Rahman (left back) 11 5. Kurt Zouma (centre back) 11 7. Ramires (centre midfield) 11 1. Asmir Begovic (goalkeeper) – see our complete line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! Agree or disagree with our prediction? Let us know by leaving a comment belo 11 11 11 19. Diego Costa (striker) 21. Nemanja Matic (centre midfield) 22. Willian (right wing) 11 10. Eden Hazard (left wing) 4. Cesc Fabregas (attacking midfield) 11 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (right back)last_img read more

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RSA AND KELLY’S CENTRA PUTTING KIDS IN A SAFE DRIVING SEAT

first_imgFEATURES: Road Safety Authority experts will be at Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top tomorrow morning, where they are checking if your child car seat is fitting correctly.The RSA are carrying out the checks for free as part of a nationwide campaign to promote safety and awareness regarding your child’s seat. Incredibly, what RSA officials have found in running the ‘Check it Fits’ campaign is that an average of four in five child car seats are fitted incorrectly!So in order to improve the safety of infants and children in cars, they’re providing free expert checks nationwide.Incorrectly fitted seats can cause serious injuries and even fatalities in the event of a collision.Check it Fits is a vital and lifesaving service. Is your child’s seat fitted correctly? Why not get it checked by an expert tomorrow at Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top for FREE!The checks will be carried out all day and will last until 5.30pm today.CARSEATS WILL BE CHECKED IN THE NEWLY REOPENED CAR PARK – SPACE FOR FORTY CARS!It’s fast, it’s easy and it’s free!www.rsa.ie/checkitfitsRSA AND KELLY’S CENTRA PUTTING KIDS IN A SAFE DRIVING SEAT was last modified: May 31st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:carCheck It FitsFeaturesKelly’s CentranewsRSAsafetySeatbeltlast_img read more

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LETTERKENNY LIVE ANNOUNCE TOP ACTS TO ROCK FESTIVAL

first_imgDetails of the ever-improving Letterkenny Live event have just been announced with an action packed weekend of musical mayhem in store.Letterkenny Live acts revealedThe acts just keep on getting better each year.Last year Irish rockers Aslan and Bressie rocked the stage in Letterkenny. And this year a line-up that includes Delorentos, Roy Seven, Goats Don’t Shave and The Logues are set to thrill the crowds.The event takes place on August 3rd and 4th and once again it is completely free. LETTERKENNY LIVE ANNOUNCE TOP ACTS TO ROCK FESTIVAL was last modified: May 14th, 2013 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:Letterkenny Livelast_img read more

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Mulder in spot to lift Cards

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 For the Cardinals, Mulder, a left-hander, gives them an opportunity to put a stronghold on a series that appeared to be the biggest mismatch in the first round of the postseason. “We got him for the six months because you’ve got to qualify for postseason play,” manager Tony La Russa said. “It’s a great opportunity for him to step up like he has all year long.” Mulder has 88 victories the last five seasons most of them with Oakland and that ties him with the Angels’ Bartolo Colon for the most in that period. And now that Greg Maddux’s run of 17 consecutive seasons with at least 15 wins has ended, Mulder has inherited that mantle as the active leader with five in a row. The Padres counter with a 35-year-old right-hander who was out of baseball in June before signing a minor-league contract. Astacio was 2-8 with a 6.04 ERA in 12 starts with the Texas Rangers before getting released, and the Padres are his seventh team in 14 seasons. However, he was 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA in the final month for the Padres. “I think every pitcher, if you don’t go out there expecting to win, expecting to do well, then you shouldn’t be going out there,” Mulder said. “You’ve got to be ready for these situations and you’ve got to thrive on it. You want to go out there for the big game.” It’s a very big game for the Padres, who’ll try to avoid going down 2-0 in the best-of-5 series before heading home for Game 3 on Saturday in San Diego. The Padres will go with Pedro Astacio, who has revived his career after being released by the Rangers earlier this year. ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals acquired Mark Mulder precisely for what he can provide at this time of the year. The 16-game winner isn’t the ace of the staff, getting the start today in Game 2 of the National League Division Series behind Chris Carpenter. But he’s not far off, having established an enviable run of consistency. Together, they give the Cardinals dominance they lacked in the postseason last fall. center_img “He’s been consistent and it looks like he’s gotten in the groove,” manager Bruce Bochy said. 160Want 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

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SA unit leads in Aids research

first_img7 June 2004The trendy offices of the Perinatal HIV Research Unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto are a far cry from the poky broom closet its directors James McIntyre and Glenda Gray started out in when they embarked on their mission 10 years ago to find ways of preventing mother-to-child infection of HIV.Now the unit, which occupies several floors of the hospital’s New Nurses Home, a large square building west of the hospital, employs 200 staff members, conducts myriad research programmes and is an international player in the field of HIV/Aids research.Just getting an interview with McIntyre and Gray is something of a feat – and chatting to both of them together, a major feat.Given the cutting-edge nature of their work, they are much in demand, and the awards that line their offices are testimony to their incredible success in the field of HIV/Aids: the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights (2002) and the Heroes in Medicine Award from the International Association of Physicians in Aids Care (2003) are just two.The Perinatal HIV Research Unit, under the auspices of Wits University, is one of the largest Aids research centres on the continent, and has grown into an impressive multi-disciplinary research centre, partnering with many other organisations and engaging in research across the spectrum: preventing mother-to-child transmission, conducting vaccine trials, researching diaphragm use as a barrier to HIV, exploring sexual practices of men and women in Soweto, examining the economic impact of HIV/Aids on families, and researching the best treatment, care and support of people living with Aids.Both Gray, a paediatrician, and McIntyre, an obstetrician, are candid about the success of their work. “What we’ve spearheaded here has changed the lives of millions of women worldwide – essentially finding affordable interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV”, says Gray. “And we’ve been quick to translate research into action.”“We’ve been a central player in international research in the field that started 10 years ago”, chips in McIntyre. “We’ve helped develop that research agenda.” The two directors, who have worked so closely for all these years, constantly finish off each other’s sentences.The unit was pivotal in changing the mindset of the World Health Organisation, which prescribed that HIV-positive women in developed countries should formula feed while those in developing countries should breastfeed, in the belief that the health risks for formula feeding in Third World countries outweighed the risk of HIV transmission.“We said that women had a right to make that decision themselves and needed to be properly informed first”, says Gray.The unit was one of the first in the country to investigate triple therapy for HIV-positive black South Africans. What began as research into mother-to-child transmission soon spread to treatment for all HIV/Aids patients.“Women would say: ‘You’ve saved my baby but what about saving me and my partner?’”, says Gray. The unit was also one of the first to treat HIV-positive children.To what do they attribute their incredible success? “Our team is dedicated and passionate about trying to eradicate paediatric HIV. And relentless in its commitment”, says Gray.“We’ve been able to convince funders that we can do the job, and we’ve established a track record in research and delivery”, adds McIntyre.The unit is the first in the country to have set up a functional HIV vaccine trial site, and began administering the first vaccines in October last year.“We’re not likely to see a vaccine for the next 10 years, but we are developing long-term capacity to do the trials”, says McIntyre. The unit is in the process of expanding to additional premises in Soweto for its vaccine trials.After 10 years of intimate research with Soweto residents, strong relationships have been forged with the community, which has in turn benefited further research initiatives.With a massive “research bank” of people on their doorstep, and based at one of the largest hospitals in the world, not to mention their team of top-rate medical practitioners and researchers, it is not surprising that the unit is not short of funding for its research projects.McIntyre is the principal investigator for a wide-ranging five-year project on HIV/Aids which has been given a massive US$21-million grant from the United States National Institutes for Health – one of their largest awards and part of their Comprehensive International Programme on Aids (Cipra).The programme brings together several partners in the field, including the Reproductive Health Research Unit, also based at Bara, and Wits University’s Clinical HIV Research Unit.The many other cutting-edge research projects on all aspects of HIV/Aids being conducted by the unit and its partners make for fascinating reading, but are too lengthy to document here.Over the years, McIntyre and Gray have seen a lot. Amid the success and the accolades lurks plenty of sadness too, as anyone up close to the killer epidemic can testify to. “We have seen a lot of people die. But we have also given life to many people. We’ve seen both sides of the story,” says Gray.Some of the children of HIV-positive mothers who are healthy today because their mothers received nevirapine on the unit’s mother-to-child-transmission programme “still run around here. They come to visit us”, chuckles Gray.For Gray and McIntryre, who glow with pride and confidence, the rewards of being at the helm of groundbreaking research initiatives to save people’s lives clearly outweigh the negatives.Source: City of Johannesburg Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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SA launches new power plants

first_img2 October 2007South Africa has officially opened two new peaking power stations in the Western Cape province, providing an additional 1 050 megawatts of electricity during times of high demand.Engineering News reports this week that the open cycle gas turbine (OCGT) power plants, situated in Atlantis and Mossel Bay, were completed by the end of June at a combined cost of about R3.5-billion.Eskom chief executive Jacob Maroga told the publication that the two plants had already been used extensively to supply demand for peak electricity during the winter.The Ankerlig OCGT Station in Atlantis, to the north of Cape Town, has four 147-megawatt generating units in operation, while the state-owned electricity utility has applied for environmental approval to build another five generating units of similar capacity.The Gourikwa OCGT Station in Mossel Bay consists of three 146-megawatt and is waiting for similar environmental approvals to construct an additional two generating units at the site.The OCGT plants were also used as a backup while Eskom was refuelling a generating unit at Koeberg, South Africa’s only nuclear power plant.According to Eskom, an OCGT plant works by igniting diesel to form a gas, which is then passed over turbines attached to motors that generate electricity. Other types of plants can directly combust natural gas to drive turbines instead of using liquid fuels.High-voltage cables then distribute the produced electricity to wherever there is increased demand.Also speaking at the launch, Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said increasing South Africa’s electricity generating capacity ensured that the country could give Fifa assurances about electricity supply ahead of the 2010 World Cup.She told Business Day that Fifa wanted complete energy security because the majority of the people who would watch the matches would “not [be] in the stadium, but all over the world”.Mlambo-Ngcuka added that the technology used on the OCGT plants enabled them to be switched between liquid fuel and gas operation, and as such South Africa was in talks with Namibia about the prospects of piping gas from offshore fields to this country.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Webinar Recap: Home is Where Your Heart Is

first_imgJennifer Garbow has been an educator and associate professor in Family Resiliency for eleven years with the University of Minnesota’s Extension Center for Family Development. Her primary role is to provide financial literacy education to families and communities, with special expertise in working with American Indian clients. Jennifer is on the MFLN Family Transitions team. by Jennifer GarbowLonging, separation, and anxiety are all “big feelings” military children experience when their families are called to a new duty location. The Home is Where your Heart Is webinar held April 19, 2019 was the third of five webinars in the Kids Serve Too! series sponsored by Military Families Learning Network (MFLN). Sesame Street for Military Families (SS4MF) again provided amazing information and resources for military family service providers to share with military families. The resources allow parents to help their children understand the many emotions and feelings they will experience during a big move, Including hands-on learning activities such as printables, worksheets and interactive games. In addition, parents can access videos to watch with their children that feature Sesame Street characters reenacting real-life scenarios such as, separation and being anxious of the unknown.As a mother, I understand how scary a move can be for children. I moved four times across three states in two years when my oldest sons were young! Their questions were so earnest, “What will our bedroom look like? Can we take our toy? Will we ever see our friends again? What if I don’t like the new place?” As a young Mom at the time, I did my best to alleviate their worries, reassuring them that we would be okay and that they will carry all of the places we had been in their hearts and minds — they won’t just disappear! And most importantly, I listened to my children as they tried their best to express their emotions.I encourage you to visit the MFLN Kids Serve Too! webinar series page to view the archived webinar Home is Where Your Heart Is. In addition, check out the first archived two webinars (Sesame Street Overview on Military Resources and Safe & Sound: Caring in Our Community) and plan to participate in the remaining two webinars – At Our Best: Caregiving Today (July 10) and Engaged & Extraordinary: Supporting Young Children with Special Needs (November 14).I wish these wonderful resources had been available when I was moving with my young children. I would have had the boys decorate their moving boxes and I would have printed the moving cards so they could have given them to their friends. Small but meaningful opportunities for children to engage in their family’s big move helps them feel safe and secure knowing that everything is going to be okay.last_img read more

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