LeBron pushes Lakers past Jazz for 7th win in 8 games

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brandon Ingram scored 24 points while the Lakers struggled in their first game back from an Eastern Conference road trip, but still persevered to earn the final win in this franchise’s first 7-1 stretch since the last eight games of the 2012-13 season.Although the Lakers have shown signs of being a dynamic offensive team around James, there wasn’t a sign to be seen against the undermanned Jazz, other than Ingram’s uncommonly aggressive performance. The Lakers committed a season-high 24 turnovers and managed just 10 assists all night, struggling to get out on the break and foundering in half-court sets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSo they produced one of their best defensive games of the season, holding Utah to the fewest points scored by an LA opponent since last February.“There’s going to be games where you just don’t shoot the ball well, and tonight we turned the ball over,” James said. “We’re trying to be a really good team, and there’s going to be games where we’ve got to do it defensively. Tonight we did that.” Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Jazz: At the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.Lakers: Host the Orlando Magic on Sunday. TIP-INSJazz: Mitchell was 2 of 9 and committed two turnovers before his injury. … Rudy Gobert had 13 points and seven rebounds.Lakers: Josh Hart played 14 scoreless minutes despite a strained tendon in his left ankle. … After returning at 4 a.m. Thanksgiving morning from a trip to Florida and Cleveland, Los Angeles has begun a stretch with six of seven at Staples Center. … JaVale McGee had 12 points, and Ball added nine points and 10 rebounds.POST-TURKEY MALAISENeither team did much to distinguish itself early on the first game back from Thanksgiving. The Lakers held Utah under 30 percent shooting for most of the first half, but then blew an 11-point lead in the final 3 ½ minutes while committing 13 turnovers in the first half.Ingram and Lonzo Ball were Los Angeles’ biggest contributors early, with both youngsters going hard to the hoop. James had only four points in 16 minutes at halftime, and he had only five assists on the first 21 field goals by the Lakers’ stagnant offense.GETTING DEFENSIVEWhile the Lakers had their own success on defense, the Jazz are among the NBA’s premier defensive teams. Utah held the up-tempo Lakers to 13 fast-break points and just five offensive rebounds in addition to LA’s 24 turnovers.“If we’re not making shots, we’ve got to do something else to try to win, and tonight that was playing defense,” Thabo Sefolosha said. “That was working for us, but we couldn’t make it work on the other end.”UP NEXT 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 Crawford’s last-second shot lifts Suns past Bucks Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James dunks during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 90-83. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Although the Los Angeles Lakers haven’t won many games with defense over the last half-decade, LeBron James can inspire his new teammates to all sorts of feats that seemed impossible not too long ago.James had 22 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and he seized control of an ugly game with nine points in the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ seventh win in eight games, 90-83 over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Neither team took a commanding lead in the second half until James hit a layup and a 3-pointer on consecutive possessions with 3:15 to play. James then blocked a shot by Alec Burks in the final seconds as Los Angeles held on to snap its seven-game skid against Utah.“We never really got in a rhythm shooting the ball,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “Some of it is Utah is a really good defensive team, and some was us playing somewhat selfish basketball. There were positions that we should have made extra passes, and we harp on that all the time. We’ll continue to harp on that.”Donovan Mitchell scored four points before he bruised his ribs in the second quarter and didn’t return, depriving the Jazz of their top producer and compounding their already formidable offensive struggles. The Jazz won’t provide an update on Mitchell’s condition before Saturday.“He’s our leading scorer, so it impacts the game,” Utah coach Quin Snyder said. “It’s not a crutch or an excuse. I liked the fact that we kept competing.”Burks scored 17 points and Joe Ingles had 16, but the Jazz have lost three straight and five of six.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

B.C. Liberals ignore own expert panel advice on Site C: NDP

first_imgThe panel – chaired by former Deputy Minister Peter Ostergaard – concluded in its interim report on October 1, 2014, that “the existence of an independent expert commission is more important that ever today,” adding that “by regulating monopolies, the BCUC provides and essential public service.”The panel also made seven recommendations in what they say would strengthen the commission’s role.“The government’s own report reaffirms the necessary and legal role of the B.C. Utilities Commission,” says New Democrat spokesperson on B.C. Hydro, Adrian Dix. “Yet Premier Clark and Energy Minister Bill Bennett ignored even their own experts in exempting the Site C project.”- Advertisement -Dix adds, “Instead, they played with numbers to try to reduce the project’s cost estimates without scrutiny.”Dix also point to other points in which the B.C. Liberals diminished the role of the BCUC.“In recent years, the Liberals have refused to allow their IPP program, the Smart Meter program and B.C. Hydro rates to go before the commission,” Dix goes on to say. “The result every time has been catastrophic for ratepayers, leading to the 28 per cent hydro rate increase British Columbians are dealing with today.”Advertisement The B.C. government approved the construction of Site C in December of 2014 – slated to have the shovel in ground by the summer of 2015.last_img read more

DONEGAL PHARMACY DELIGHTED AS QUEUES FORM FOR SPECIAL OFFERS!

first_imgA queue in the Healthwise chemist in Bunbeg.A promotion to give something back to its customers has seen queues outside one Donegal chemist this week.As part of their “Shop Local “ campaign , Healthwise Pharmacies have embarked on a series of mad promotions where one high profile product is hugely marked down each day on the run in to Christmas.On Thursday Abercrombie & Fitch aftershave RRP 86.00 was sold at €15.00 , On Friday Jimmy Choo RRP €55.00 was sold at €10, and on Saturday Jean Paul Gaultier perfume RRP €67 was sold for €10.00.As the public caught on , huge queues started forming outside Healthwise stores all through Donegal each morning , waiting to see what bargain is available that day. Even the local staff don`t know what is coming up in advance of each days trading, but it seems the public are willing to queue in the knowledge that something will be on offer regardless at the start of each day.Healthwise Pharmacies Director James Cassidy said “When we launched our Shop Local Campaign we decided we would have to do something special to make a real difference. Initially we allocated 25K stock for these promotions but due to incredible demand we had to increase allocations to avoid the perception that we were only providing a small amount of stock at these bargain prices.“Even after increasing allocations , we are facing queues each morning and the headline offers are selling out very quickly. To compensate we are choosing a number of other promotions which are introduced randomly during the day ,where big brands are sold at half price or less while still in stock.“In this way we are trying to make sure that those who miss out during initial queues , still get a chance to achieve a crazy bargain at various stages throughout the day. We have also price checked all of our regular stock to make sure that everyone that comes into a Healthwise Pharmacy for their Christmas shopping will find superior product ranges at prices better that any elsewhere. “This has struck a real chord with our customers and we are delighted that people are now checking their local Healthwise before going elsewhere for Christmas gifts, This year Shopping Local has really taken off ,with huge value being achieved by customers leading to great support for our stores. We would like to thank all of our customers for their support and look forward to a busy few days before Christmas.”Healthwise Pharmacies – Caring for your community. Ag cuidiu’ leis an phobalDONEGAL PHARMACY DELIGHTED AS QUEUES FORM FOR SPECIAL OFFERS! was last modified: December 20th, 2015 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

FATHER OF TWELVE TOLD HE WOULD BE GOING TO HIS OWN FUNERAL

first_imgA father of 12 was told he would be going to his own funeral after being caught speeding out of a church carpark.Gardai had to slam on their own brakes when Patrick Ward drove out of the Church of the Irish Martyrs in Letterkenny.Garda Shane Lavelle, who was driving to work, told Letterkenny District Court he followed the silver Toyota Avensis car but it failed to stop at a Yield sign. Garda Lavelle later contacted Mr Ward but he denied any wrongdoing on June 2nd, 2012.Solicitor Rory O’Brien told the court that Mr Ward had ben attending a christening at the church and had been involved in an argument with a family member.He left the church in haste, did not see the Gardai but accepts what he did, Mr O’Brien added.The court was told Ward, of Tubbercurry, Co Sligo, who was charged with dangerous driving, had no previous convictions.He added his client had four young children and needed his driving license to bring them to school.Judge Paul Kelly warned Ward that he would be going to his own funeral if he continued to drive in the manner in which he did.He fined Ward €250.AT HEARING********Donegaldaily.com – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website – more than 30,000 Visitors Every DayFollow the leader on:https://twitter.com/DonegalDailyFATHER OF TWELVE TOLD HE WOULD BE GOING TO HIS OWN FUNERAL was last modified: February 18th, 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 District CourtPatrick Wardlast_img read more

Brad, Angelina, kids leave Namibia

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Pitt and Jolie were accompanied by Jolie’s children, 16-month-old Zahara, adopted from Ethiopia, and 4-year-old Maddox, adopted from Cambodia. – Associated Press Judge: Baldwin to be evaluated A judge wants a psychologist to evaluate Alec Baldwin to determine whether he is fit to see his 10-year-old daughter more often as part of an ongoing custody battle with former wife Kim Basinger. Superior Court Commissioner Maren E. Nelson said the question is whether the actor is trying to turn the couple’s child against Basinger. “Whether that is taking place or not, I cannot determine,” Nelson said. “Someone, an evaluator, needs to spend time with Ireland and the parents to work on that issue.” – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have left Namibia with their newborn daughter and their two older children after a two month-stay at a luxury beach resort. Samuel Nuuyoma, the governor of the Namibian region of Erongo, confirmed the family’s departure Saturday but would not specify the date or their destination. The couple thanked the government and its people at a news conference Wednesday for the peace they enjoyed in the southwest African country. It was their first public appearance since Jolie, 30, gave birth to Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt on May 27 at a private clinic. last_img read more

TOP GAELIC FOOTBALL GOALKEEPERS TO GIVE DONEGAL COACHING COURSE

first_img The workshop will be delivered by Lyn Savage & Will Harman national Dev. Officers from the LGFA plus Two Inter County Goalkeepers Linda Martin, Monaghan All star nominee, and Irene Munneely, Meath All star 2011.The Donegal Ladies Board of the LGFA need a minimum of 6 club goalkeepers from Donegal for the practical element of the workshop.This workshop will come in two parts- Theory & Practical.County Team managers should send their county keeper and their keeper coaches to his workshop and clubs should get their adult keeper and a coach to attend. Contact Dev. Officer donalsharkey62@gmail.com with names of participants and goalkeepers asap. The course is open top men’s and ladies’ teams. TOP GAELIC FOOTBALL GOALKEEPERS TO GIVE DONEGAL COACHING COURSE was last modified: May 12th, 2015 by John2Share 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:coursedonegalgoalkeeping coachesLGFA As part of Ladies Football Coaching & Development schedule the next Workshop to be held in on the Monday 25th May.‘COACHING THE KEEPER WORKSHOP’.Venue, Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny.Time;- Sharp @ 7pm to 9.30.Fee;- €25 per Club.Minimum number of coaches required is 15 and maximum is 25 – participants must be  over 16yrs of age.last_img read more

ANGER AS GOVERNMENT FAILS TO GET NEW BANK DEAL FROM EUROPE

first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said the government has failed the Irish people by admitting defeat on the possibility of a retrospective bank deal.Deputy Doherty was speaking after the Taoiseach was reported to have admitted there would be no retrospective recapitalisation of the pillar banks through the ESM.He said: “For two and a half years this government insisted on claiming there was a possibility of the Irish people having the monies pumped into the pillar banks refunded. Sinn Féin has questioned the likelihood of this happening on many occasions given the government’s failure to capitalise on the original commitment. “In October of this year I tabled an amendment to the ESM (Amendment) Bill which would simply have committed the government to applying for a retrospective recapitalisation. The government voted down this amendment despite their insistance then and since that they would apply and it was just a matter of timing.“Despite their spin, the truth is that this government dramatically failed to take advantage of the June 2012 commitment and have allowed the opportunity to slip away from them. This was clearer during the summer when our MEP Matt Carthy asked the ESM directly about the possibility of retroactive recapitalisation he was told it was extremely unlikely yet in the Dáil time after time we were led to believe there was a possibility.“Time after time Government Ministers and spokespeople misled the Irish people by pretending they were actively pursuing this option. The cat is now out of the bag and it is patently clear that they have, once again, failed the Irish people.”  ANGER AS GOVERNMENT FAILS TO GET NEW BANK DEAL FROM EUROPE was last modified: December 29th, 2014 by John2Share 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:bank dealESMPearse DohertyTDlast_img read more

Inishowen Abortion group welcome Joint Oireachtas Committee recommendations

first_imgThe Inishowen Abortion Rights Campaign welcomes many of the recommendations tonight from the Joint Oireachtas Committee as “important steps towards securing real and realistic abortion access in Ireland” .Speaking today, Spokesperson Cathleen Shiels said they have heard from a number of TDs over the past weeks who have changed their position on Abortion, having had the opportunity to learn about the reality of the situation in Ireland.“The Joint Oireachtas Committee, like the Citizens’ Assembly before them have recommended removing article 40.3.3 (the 8th Amendment) from the Constitution. Now the Government must act swiftly in order to protect those in Ireland who need an abortion. They must do this as quickly and call a Referendum early next year, so we can finally start to take care of our own, at home.” The group added it is particularly encouraging to see the Committee recommending that the abortion pill be made available via GPs, and that those seeking abortion as a result of rape will not be required to “prove” their attack.They said this will be particularly significant for women in rural areas and will mean no unnecessary delays, or additional costs will be born by those of us living in the countryside.“As Senator Ruane and other members made clear, abortion is a class issue. Not protecting the right to an abortion for socio-economic reasons punishes people who are in very difficult situations – those on low incomes, those who are homeless, or who are experiencing domestic violence. It is for these women the Abortions Rights Campaign will continue to campaign, even if necessary, beyond a successful referendum next year.“Both the Citizens’ Assembly process and the Joint Oireachtas Committee have shown what we already know, when people are presented with the evidence, they see the need for local abortion services. “The people of Ireland have waited long enough. Yes, we’re optimistic, but it’s a cautious optimism which relies on the Government respecting the work done by the Citizens Assembly, the Joint Oireachtas Committee and the fact that the vast majority of people in Ireland support repealing the 8th Amendment. ARC will continue to campaign for free, safe, legal access to abortion so as to not exclude those already marginalised in our society.”Inishowen Abortion group welcome Joint Oireachtas Committee recommendations was last modified: December 14th, 2017 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

Humboldt State softball beats Dixie State 3-2 in eight innings to open Super Regionals

first_imgArcata >> So much of the Humboldt State softball team’s postseason success in 2017 has been built on dominant pitching and timely hitting. It drove HSU to a conference tournament title in Stockton and a perfect West 2 Regional record on its arch-rival’s home field in Chico.On Thursday afternoon, all the Jacks needed was an infield playing back and a little bit of a bounce going their way.Winona Vigil scored on Kalyn Paque’s fielder’s choice groundout with one out in the bottom of the eighth …last_img read more

49ers mailbag: When will Nick Bosa report to training camp?

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SANTA CLARA — Training camp commences Friday for the 49ers, but not before we open the mailbag and answer fans’ questions submitted via Twitter and Instagram:Is Nick Bosa ready to go? (@trigger_finger_82)Bosa, the No. 2 overall draft pick, still has to sign his rookie contract, as does second-round pick Deebo Samuel. Don’t sweat it, yet. The 49ers haven’t had a high draft pick hold out since the …last_img read more