Knicks rout Nets again to finish sweep of season series

first_imgNew York Knicks forward Michael Beasley (8) pulls down a rebound against Brooklyn Nets center Jahlil Okafor (4) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in New York. The Knicks won 111-95. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — Enes Kanter thought it might be the nice new uniforms. Kristaps Porzingis thought it might have been Kanter’s ugly lip.In reality, it didn’t matter what the Knicks looked like when they played Brooklyn this season.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina NCAA volleyball: EAC surpasses last season’s output with Lyceum win Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “They’re better than us right now,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “It’s great motivation for us. When we look at the scores for the season, they’re just better than us right now. We got a lot of catching up to do.”Brooklyn fell behind by 18 in the second quarter but cut it to 10 midway through the period before the Knicks opened it up again, building a 61-41 advantage at halftime.The Knicks opened a 25-point lead that Nets trimmed it to 10 again, but Porzingis nailed a 3-pointer with 7 ½ minutes remaining to halt their push.TIP-INSNets: Atkinson said the Nets would determine Wednesday whether guard D’Angelo Russell, recently back from knee surgery, is able to play on the second night of a back-to-back. If not, and if LeVert remains out, he said Nik Stauskas and Isaiah Whitehead could be ballhandling options.Knicks: The Knicks debuted their City Edition uniforms, which pay homage to New York’s firefighters and were designed in part by the Uniformed Firefighters Association. They’re a darker blue than the Knicks’ usual uniforms, a nod to the firefighters’ dress uniforms. … Guard Ron Baker left in the first quarter with a right shoulder injury. He appeared to be kicked by Carroll as the Nets forward jumped to take a shot. X-rays were negative but Baker won’t travel to Boston on Wednesday.NO NOAHJoakim Noah remained out and won’t play Wednesday in Boston, coach Jeff Hornacek said. The backup center left the team near the end of the trip after getting frustrated with Hornacek.MORE OKAFOR?Though he had just five points with his 13 rebounds Tuesday, Jahlil Okafor may have earned himself a larger rotation role with his season-high 21 points in a season-best 24 minutes Saturday in a loss at Minnesota. He plays Wednesday for the first time against Philadelphia, the team that took him with the No. 3 pick in 2015 but banished him to the bench before trading him to Brooklyn in December. “We told him when he came here you’ve got to earn it. There’s nothing given and that was a good showing in Minnesota,” Atkinson said. “I thought he’s getting in better shape, he’s understanding better what we’re trying to do. So yeah, he’s starting to earn more minutes.”UP NEXTNets: Host Philadelphia on Wednesday.Knicks: Visit Boston on Wednesday. Kanter was 8 of 10 from the field, a day after needing stitches when he was cut by teammate Doug McDermott in practice.“Enes was a monster today, just bulldozer,” Porzingis said. “He did what he does and just great game for him, 20-20. Maybe he was mad from yesterday that he got hit in the mouth.”Tim Hardaway Jr. added 15 points for the Knicks, who went 3-4 on their trip, which started with a victory in Brooklyn on Jan. 15. Michael Beasley finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds.They kept up their strong offensive play since then after averaging 111.3 points on the trip, fourth-best in the NBA during that span.DeMarre Carroll scored 13 points for the Nets, who lost their fourth straight game. They played their second in a row without starting forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (strained right groin) and reserve guard Caris LeVert (sore left groin).ADVERTISEMENT Porzingis scored 28 points, Kanter had 20 points, 20 rebounds and five assists, and the Knicks completed a New York City sweep of the Nets with a 111-95 victory Tuesday night.The Knicks returned home from their longest road trip of the season in new uniforms but their same old dominance of the Nets, with their fourth victory in four tries this season. They dominated the interior again and swept the series for the first time since 2010-11 — before the rivals shared the same city.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 folkKanter said he knew he and Porzingis had a chance to overwhelm the Nets’ smaller front line again.“Especially KP, because we know they cannot guard KP 1-on-1 … so we know that they were going to send double-teams at me and KP, so we just made extra passes and won the game,” Kanter said. 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Chelsea star backs Mourinho’s Blues to dominate for years to come

first_img Oscar with Jose Mourinho 1 Chelsea midfielder Oscar believes manager Jose Mourinho is building a young squad that will win multiple competitions for years to come.The Brazilian has already collected a Capital One Cup winners’ medal this season and looks nailed on to grab a Premier League one too.Alongside fellow youthful talents Willian, Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic, Oscar is in a a Blues team that is supremely gifted and with the added gift of room for improvement.“It is a young group and it feels like this is the start of something,” Oscar said.“But we obviously have to win titles to show that it’s a great group. We are united as players and I think we are on to something special here.”last_img read more

Writer Bernstein visits Nixon library

first_img“I’ve written and reported on Nixon,” Bernstein said. He said his book, “Final Days,” co-written with Woodward, is an account of Nixon’s struggle with himself and the public. “It’s important to understand not only the office of the president but also the life of the person in the office,” he said. Bernstein said that was one of the reasons he chose to write about former first lady and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “This woman could be the next president of the United States, and all we know of her is a caricature,” he said. He said his book, “A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton,” breaks the seal on the mystery. “Unfortunately, most of her story has been left to others, both enemies and true believers, to tell,” Bernstein said. He interviewed 200 people over a three-year period for the book, which was released earlier this year. sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! YORBA LINDA – It didn’t take long for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Carl Bernstein to address the irony of his speaking at the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. “I am about to say a sentence I never thought I’d hear myself say,” said the silver-haired Bernstein as he stepped to the podium Monday in the library’s auditorium. The standing-room-only audience of 325 laughed and applauded as he paused before saying he was “honored, humbled and moved to be in this magnificent building.” Bernstein, 63, said the library, which the federal government took control of from the private Nixon Foundation in July, shows the two halves of the man. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“What you get here is a magnificent feeling of a whole life lived,” he said. “It’s impossible for me not to feel some kind of strange kinship,” Bernstein said in front of a backdrop of a dozen American flags. Bernstein recalled watching Nixon’s resignation speech in August 1974 on TV and being overcome by a sense of astonishment and awe in the roles he and fellow Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward played in the event unfolding before his eyes. The two reporters uncovered the link between the president and the break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate building, which eventually led to Nixon’s resignation. He argued with those who call him a critic of Nixon, who attended Whittier College and began his law career in Whittier. last_img read more

DELIGHT AS DRIMARONE TO GET NEW €240,000 PLAY PARK

first_imgTHE people of Drimarone were celebrating some festive cheer today after being given a €240,000 government grant.Dinny McGinley TD, Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht,  welcomed the confirmation from his colleague, Phil Hogan that approval has been given Donegal Local Development Company to approve funding for Drimarone Development Association.The funding approval is for €240,000 and this will be used to develop a community recreational park with a children’s playground, multi-purpose recreational area, and car parking. Minister McGinley commented: “This is great news for the community at Drimarone. This is an excellent project which will be of real benefit to the community, young and old, and I welcome the approval to move ahead from Minister Hogan.“I hope that the Board of Donegal Local Development Company can give the final approval for this project as soon as possible so the project can move forward without delay.” DELIGHT AS DRIMARONE TO GET NEW €240,000 PLAY PARK was last modified: December 20th, 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:000 PLAY PARKDELIGHT AS DRIMARONE TO GET NEW €240last_img read more

YOUR DONEGAL DAILY PICTURES OF THE DAY

first_imgEvening sunset as seen from Blaney Bridge: By Richard Conneely for donegaldaily.comWITH apologies once again to readers abroad, here’s some more of your wonderful pictures from across Co Donegal in the past 24 hours.If you have a snap you want to share you can send it to info@donegaldaily.com.Your picture doesn’t have to be a snazzy snap of a shoreline; it can be of a family member celebrating an occasion – or a loved pet. Get snapping!Sunset over Derrybeg by Tommy Curran for donegaldaily.com Robert McClean took this pic at Derryreel, Falcarragh. Robert is a weather watcher and told us: “I’m convinced we’re going to have a great summer.”Kathryn Russell captured this image for donegaldaily.com at Kincasslagh Robert McClean was also in Dunfanaghy taking this picture  Kevin Dunleavy took this great picture at Loughros Point for donegaldaily.com And why not? Rose McGettigan makes sure her lambs are all fenced in! YOUR DONEGAL DAILY PICTURES OF THE DAY was last modified: February 26th, 2013 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:YOUR DONEGAL DAILY PICTURES OF THE DAYlast_img read more

TEST RESULTS ON GLENSWILLY/CHURCHILL WATER SUPPLY TO BE MADE KNOWN TONIGHT

first_imgThe results of tests taken on water samples in the Churchill and Glenswilly area will be made known at a public meeting tonight.There are claims that the water supply in Churchill and Glenswilly has an odour and is coloured.The samples were taken recently and sent away for analysis following claims that there was a foul smell form the water.Other residents also complained that their water was discoloured. A meeting on the issue will be held tonight in the Glenswilly GAA Hall at 8.30pm when the findings will be made known.An overall discussion on the public water supply in the area will also be held.All local residents are invited to attend.  TEST RESULTS ON GLENSWILLY/CHURCHILL WATER SUPPLY TO BE MADE KNOWN TONIGHT was last modified: October 15th, 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:Churchilldonegalglenswillymeetingwater supplylast_img read more

Swimmer’s memoir up for award

first_imgThe autobiography is filled with photographs, memories and personal highlights of Theodore Yach’s 40-plus years of open water sea-swimming exploits. The book also sets out to motivate other swimmers and offer training advice. In My Element, the autobiography of top open water marathon swimmer Theodore Yach, is up for an international award from the World Open Water Swimming Association.(Images: Lauren Cohen)MEDIA CONTACTS• Lauren CohenCorporate Image+27 21 426 1233RELATED ARTICLES• World first for SA extreme swimmers • Chilling triumph for SA swimmers • Setting sail for a better future • SA women marine pilots make history Wilma den HartighTop South African open water marathon swimmer Theodore Yach, who holds the record for the most crossings to Robben Island, has published an autobiography that has been nominated for an international award by the World Open Water Swimming Association.The 2012 winner is determined entirely by online voting, and South Africans have until 31 December 2012 to vote for In My Element, written by Yach and edited by Carola Koblitz.The full-colour coffee table book was nominated in the world open water swimming offering of the year category, which recognises innovative commercial and free products and services that have made a positive impact on the world of open water swimming throughout the year.His book is one of 21 nominations which include a range of other resources such as chat groups, information-sharing software applications, insurance products, open water swimming tour packages, films, and a marine life first aid kit for swimmers.Speaking about his nomination, the Cape Town-based extreme swimmer says he didn’t expect such an overwhelming response to his book.“It is fantastic to be recognised by my peers in the global aquatic community,” Yach says. “It is a huge honour to be nominated.”In My Element is filled with photographs, memories and personal highlights of his often risky open water sea-swimming exploits undertaken since the 1980s, including stories about swimming with sea life such as sharks, seals and dolphins.The autobiographical book sets out to motivate other swimmers and offer training advice, and Yach also talks about the anxiety he feels during every boat trip to the start of any swim.In My Element is available in bookstores around the country for R275 (US$31), as well as on Kalahari.com and Loot.co.za. Proceeds from the book sales will go to the National Sea Rescue Institute, a voluntary non-profit organisation in South Africa tasked with saving lives at sea. It is run by highly skilled, unpaid volunteers who are on standby day and night throughout the year.A worthy nomineeDuring office hours Yach is a divisional director at Zenprop, one of South Africa’s top property development and investment companies. He is also a director of the Mauerberger Foundation, which provides scholarships and educational support and the Cadiz Open Water Swimming Development Trust.He is a well-known personality in the local and international open water swimming community.The 54-year-old swimmer holds the record for the most crossings to Robben Island (67 at the last count), he’s swum across the English Channel, and he is the first person to swim from Cape Town around Robben Island and back, taking 11 hours.Yach comes from a family of swimmers and fortunately his love for swimming was nurtured from an early age.“My late father Solly, himself a champion swimmer, told me many years ago to keep a record of my swimming achievements, which I have done,” he says. “This has now culminated in a book which I hope will encourage more people to take up this wonderful sport.”After many years in the water and numerous record-breaking swims, his autobiography is an inspiring story that brings alive the sport of open water swimming.“I planned a simple paperback book until my editor looked at all the photographs and material I had, and she convinced me otherwise,” Yach says.An unrivalled pastime“Swimming in the ocean is my ultimate joy,” he says of his favourite pastime. “There are no boundaries, no lane ropes to constrain me and very few other people to disturb me.”Long distance open water swimmers are always exposed to the threat of hypothermia, jellyfish stings, bluebottles and the ever-present danger of sharks, but Yach enjoys every opportunity to get into the water.“The best part of swimming in open water is that it isn’t structured. I don’t want structure in my leisure time,” he says. “I like the solitude and the fact that I am in the middle of nature and I like the possibility of a great white that can come to visit.”But he isn’t reckless about his hobby, and Yach takes every precaution to be safe in the water. He always swims within two metres of his support crew and he swims with a shark shield that hangs off the boat. The device creates an electronic force field around him that keeps sharks away.He says that open water swimming is a difficult sport, and involves as much psychological preparation as physical endurance.“The mental aspect of ocean swimming is more important than physical preparation because you are dealing with the sea, the cold water, currents, sea life and the fear of what is under the water,” he explains.“Hypothermia and heart failure is one of the biggest risks for open water swimmers, even more than shark attacks.”South Africa a popular open water destinationYach says South Africa is becoming a preferred destination for top open water swimmers to train, as the water on the Cape coast is so cold.He explains that training in water with optimal temperatures is critical for open water swimmers who are preparing for races.“A swimmer’s ability to cope with cold water is essential and this is why they train in our waters for races such as the English Channel,” he explains. “Cape Town’s water is three to four degrees colder than anywhere else in the world.”He says South Africa’s reputation in the world swimming community, both pool and open water, received a major boost at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.“The outstanding performance of our Olympian swimmers has put swimming on the map. Swimming coaching around the country is exploding,” he says.But what is next for the accomplished swimmer? “I have a few more things up my sleeve,” he says.We are just going to have to wait and see what he does next.last_img read more

Cabinet meets to map out programme of action

first_img11 June 2014The first lekgotla (special meeting) of South Africa’s newly appointed Cabinet got under way in Pretoria on Tuesday, bringing together ministers, provincial premiers and other senior officials to map out the government’s programme of action for the year.The three-day meeting is being chaired by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in the absence of President Jacob Zuma, who was ordered by his doctors to take a few days’ rest following his hospitalisation for medical check-ups over the weekend.Zuma will outline the new administration’s programme for the year in his State of the Nation address to Parliament on Tuesday, 17 June.Speaking to reporters shortly before the start of Tuesday’s meeting, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said the main items on the agenda were the National Development Plan (NDP), the government’s medium-term strategic framework, and the ongoing mining strike on South Africa’s platinum belt.Radebe said the Cabinet ministers would look to the NDP as well as the African National Congress’s (ANC’s) election manifesto when drawing up the government’s programme of action.He added that the Cabinet would pay special attention to the issues of local government service delivery, unemployment, poverty and inequality“Our president is deeply concerned about the protests that have been happening around the country. We are going to make sure that we go into those areas with concrete responses.”Radebe said the long-running strike in South Africa’s platinum mining sector had had a debilitating effect on the economy.Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) downed tools on 23 January, demanding a basic monthly salary of R12 500. So far, the industry and employees have lost billions of rands in earnings and forfeited wages.Two weeks ago, the government to set up a special task team to facilitate negotiations between the unions and mining companies. On Monday, however, Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi pulled the team out of the negotiations, putting the onus on the companies and unions to find common ground.Radebe said the impact of the strike showed that the mining sector still played a major role in the country’s economy. “We need to ensure that we encourage the resolutions of the strike so that we can begin with the implementation of the NDP.”Regarding President Zuma’s health, Radebe said the Deputy President was in constant touch with Zuma.“The President is improving. The Deputy President has reported to us that he is resting to ensure that he is ready for the State of the Nation address next week.”Zuma’s office said he had met with all his new ministers and deputy ministers in May, to go over policy priorities and his expectations of them.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Ignoring Networks at Your Professional Peril

first_imgAuthor: Jim LangcusterThis article was originally published Tuesday August 27, 2013 on the Military Families Learning Network blog.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Hi, AleX:You have always been a dedicated professional. Your work has always been about serving your clients, building one-on-one relationships grounded in trust.British Coffeehouses in the 17th century provided raucous places where ideas could be freely discussed and exchanged.It’s reflected in the way you regard network literacy. Admit it, AleX: Deep in the back of your mind, you still harbor this fear that any significant investment in social media will work to dilute these close relationships.That’s understandable. Just be warned: By ignoring emerging social networks, you’re imperiling your professional future.It’s important for you to come to terms with that fact, AleX.Granted, a handful of CEOs pointing to a clutch of online infographics, some specious at best, stubbornly maintain that networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are not only eroding the minds of young people but also costing the economy some $650 billion a year.Don’t buy into it, Alex.Truth is, the benefits of social networking have been apparent for a long time, a very long time — in fact, for as long as 500 years.Rudimentary forms of social networking have been traced as far back as 17th century English coffeehouses, raucous places in which people shared ideas freely and openly and that bore an uncanny resemblance to the emerging social media platforms of the 21st century.Many of the exchanges that grew out of these boisterous meeting places provided the basis for intellectual and material advances that have benefited countless millions of people and that are still being felt today, almost half a millennium later — a theme explored by famed science and technology writer Tom Standage in a recent article in the New York Times titled “Social Networking in the 1600s.”Proponents of conventional wisdom of the day derided these coffeehouses as venues of idle chitchat, much as their 21st century counterparts do with social media today.To be sure, lots of idle chitchat and gossip occurred in these haunts. Yet, something remarkable happened too. In addition to consuming copious amounts of coffee and indulging in idle gossip, not a few of these coffeehouse patrons read and shared the insights from the latest pamphlets and news sheets, many of which dealt with the prevailing scientific, literary, political and commercial themes of the day.In a diary entry dated in November, 1633, renowned diarist Samuel Pepys observed that discussion covered such diverse topics as how to store beer, the implications of a certain type of nautical weapon, and speculations about the outcome of an upcoming trial.Conventional academic leaders of the day heaped scorn on the low caliber of discourse that purportedly prevailed in these coffeehouses.“Why doth solid and serious learning decline, and few or none follow it now in the university,” Oxford academic Anthony Wood plaintively asked. “Answer: Because of Coffee Houses, where they spend all their time.”They were misinformed. Lots of serious discussion and learning ensued in these coffeehouses.Borrowing Standage’s picturesque term, these coffeehouses turned out to be “crucibles of creativity” — environments in which people representing diverse backgrounds and perspectives met and exchanged ideas. Many of these ideas, in the course of meeting and mating, provided the basis for new ways of thinking, which, in turn, spawned new concepts and inventions. Some ended up changing the course of history.One of the more noteworthy examples of coffeehouse exchanges: Lloyd’s of London, the world-renowned insurance firm, which grew out of Edward Lloyd’s coffeehouse, a popular haunt of ship captains, ship owners and maritime traders.One coffeehouse served as the nursery of modern economics: Adam Smith passed early drafts of “The Wealth of nations” among his acquaintances at the Cockspur Street coffeehouse, where many Scottish artists and intellectuals of his time gathered.Yet, why should we be surprised by this? For his part, Standage cites modern research demonstrating that students learn more effectively when they are interacting with other learners.Coffeehouses provided 17th century entrepreneurs, journalists, scientists and philosophers with highly generative, open-source platforms — foundations on which many of the predominant ideas, concepts and technologies of the modern era took form.This brings us back to the present-day, AleX. As Standage stresses in his article, the emerging social media platforms of the 21st century are providing us with the same kinds of highly generative platforms — places where people, in the course of exchanging ideas and sparking new ones, have the potential of improving the lives of countless millions of people for generations to come.Under the circumstances, is there any reason why you shouldn’t join into this conversation, AleX? This is part of the “Hi, AleX” series — advice to AleX NetLit about enhancing her levels of network literacy through day-to-day personal and professional social networking. AleX Netlit is a fictional persona created by Network Literacy Community of Practice to serve as a guide to Military Families Service professionals, Cooperative Extension educators and others seeking to learn more about using online networks in their work.More about Alex NetLitlast_img read more

Stop Underinvesting in Yourself

first_imgPosts about how your dream clients are underinvesting are popular here, here and here. You recognize that one of the biggest challenges you face is helping your prospective clients (and your existing clients) make an investment commensurate in the outcomes they need.You know underinvesting is a mistake, and you know your dream clients should be spending more and producing even greater results. They are just too stubborn and shortsighted to see it.But before you cast that stone, you may want to think about whether you are living in a glass house yourself.Ain’t Nobody Got TimeAre you investing the time necessary to improve in all the areas you recognize need improving?Self-improvement is almost always the first thing to go when you are busy. Because you are heads-down working, you don’t invest any time in your own personal growth or development.What happens when your dream clients underinvest happens to you when you underinvest. Problems linger unresolved. Opportunities pass by without even being pursued. You stagnate. You wither.If you don’t have 30 minutes a day for personal development and growth, spend an hour on personal development and growth. If you don’t have an hour, spend two hours. Invest time in the areas you need to improve.Money, Money, Money, MoneyHow much money have you spent on your personal and professional development in this calendar year? Do the math before you move on. Is it more than you’ve spent at Starbucks?“But wait,” you say. “Iannarino, I have bills to pay. I don’t have a budget for my own personal growth and development.” And as you read these words, who are you reminded of? You can see that client in your mind’s eye right now, can’t you? They say, “We don’t have the budget,” even though spending the money would make them more money—just like it would you.You know your dream clients and prospects are underinvesting in the results they need. You can see it plain as day, even when they can’t. Can you see how you are doing the same?You will never make a greater investment than the one you make in yourself. You will also never get a greater return than that investment.If you want your clients to stop underinvesting, you go first.last_img read more