Murray scores career-high 32 as Nuggets beat Magic

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Ball youngest to have triple-double but Lakers fall to Bucks The Nuggets put it away in the second quarter when Orlando went cold. The Magic had just one field goal for the first 6 minutes of the period when Denver built a 26-point lead.The lead grew to 30 in the third quarter but the Magic battled back to make it a 13-point game but never got closer.TIP-INSMagic: Payton didn’t play to protect against him aggravating the left hamstring that kept him out of eight games this season. “One thing he hasn’t done since he’s been back is playing in a back-to-back,” coach Frank Vogel said. “Traveling, arriving late at night, if he still has some tightness in there this is a concern. It’s not a setback, we’re just being smart with it.” … Augustin missed his fifth consecutive game.Nuggets: G Gary Harris did not play because of a shoulder injury. Coach Michael Malone would not say if Harris would miss more than one game. … Denver’s 70 points in the first half were its most for any half this season.ADVERTISEMENT Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay (0) is pressured by Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo (4) and Jonathan Isaac (1). APDENVER — Jamal Murray scored a career-high 32 points, Will Barton had 26 points and nine rebounds — both season bests — and the Denver Nuggets beat the Orlando Magic 125-107 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Nikola Jokic had 12 points and 17 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season and also added eight assists for Denver. Six Nuggets scored in double figures.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Murray had 22 points in the first half to help Denver take a 70-47 lead and hit a basket late in the fourth to set his career high.Denver finished its season-long six-game homestand 5-1 and benefited from a shorthanded Magic team. Guards Elfrid Payton and D.J. Augustin didn’t play due to left hamstring injuries, and the Nuggets took advantage of their absence to score 70 points from their backcourt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMarreese Speights led the Magic with 19 points. Evan Fournier and Jonathon Simmons scored 18 apiece.The Nuggets took control with a 13-0 run late in the first quarter. Murray scored nine of his 16 points in the period during the run that gave Denver a 35-19 lead. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

3 nabbed after ganja find in Berbice River

first_imgThree men were taken into Police custody after a boat was intercepted with a large quantity of marijuana along Mountain Charrow River, Aroaima Village, Upper Berbice River on Sunday.The ganja that was found in the grey bagBased on reports received, Police ranks were on patrol when they observed a wooden boat being propelled by a 15-horsepower outboard engine with three occupants.Upon noticing the Police, one of the occupants, Lamount Leacock also called “Farri”, 29, of Kwakwani Waterfront, Upper Berbice River, reportedly jumped overboard with a grey tarpaulin and a bulky salt bag.The ranks managed to intercept Leacock and a search was conducted on the salt bag during which two large parcels wrapped in black plastic bags and transparent scotch tape were found. Further checks unearthed a quantity of cannabis and as such, Leacock was told of the offence, cautioned, and arrested. The other two occupants of the boat – a security guard who is the owner of the the boat and a mason – all of Kwakwani, were searched but nothing suspicious found.They all denied any knowledge of the drug found. They claimed that Leacock was ‘taking a drop from them’.The men were escorted to the Kwakwani Police Station where the narcotic was weighed in their presence, amounting to 5.68 kilograms. The men remain in custody as Police continue their investigations.last_img read more

President says Budget 2017 “rounded”

first_imgDespite mounting criticisms on certain measures adopted by the coalition Government in its 2017 Budget, President David Granger is of the view that the financial plan for the coming year is well rounded and is a step closer for his administration to achieve its objectives,  one of which is to provide a ‘good life’ for all Guyanese.During the taping of this week’s televised programme – The Public Interest – the Head of State posited that the Budget is a courageous fiscal plan that will bring change and move the country forward. He noted that cognizant of the resources available, Government proposed a plan that will be a vehicle to achieve its objectives.“I believe Guyana has to be prepared for change and this budget is a budget that is going to bring about change. For that reason, I think the population should look critically at the whole budget, not just bits and pieces, and ask if this is a vehicle that can move the country forward to that good life, that better life we promised and I think it is,” he asserted.According to the Guyanese Leader, the 2017 financial plan covers the various sectors and also provides for the various needs of citizens in the coming year. He noted that it caters for economic change, social protection and even greater security with regards to citizens being able to live in peace and safety from criminal attacks.“In general, it promises Guyanese that we will move the country forward towards a ‘Green State’. It will introduce certain regulatory changes which will make businesses and individuals more compliant with the law; it will be able to develop the infrastructure of our country and it will improve the social services which are delivered to the public in terms of education, health and social protection. So I think it’s a rounded budget,” the President stressed.Anxiety over VATWhile the coalition administration is generally upbeat about the 2017 Budget Estimates and is vigorously defending the fiscal plan currently in the National Assembly during the debates, there continues to be anxiety among citizens over the highly controversial Value Added Tax (VAT) imposed on utility services such as water and electricity.Commenting on this, President Granger explained that the purpose of taxation is to generate revenues to run the country and provide key services for the population. However, he pointed out that the imposition of VAT on these services is a means not just to earn revenue but also to curtail wastage of key resources.President David Granger“In the case of water and electricity, it is not punitive but curative in the sense that persons who waste water would now be careful in the use of water. It is not a tax on water but a tax on the excess use of water so I think we have to interpret the measures in terms of the policies which the Government intends to achieve or implement. It’s not taxes for the sake of taxes but to modify public behaviour,” he outlined.Further asked whether he considers a bill over $1500 excess use of water, the President said he considers it “average”, especially given the fact that VAT has been reduced by his Administration, as promised, from 16 per cent to 14 per cent. He posited too that majority of the low income households would not be affected by this since they do not use an amount of water that would cause them to be taxed with VAT.Moreover, the Guyanese Leader was questioned by reporters during the taping of the state-sponsored programme on Thursday, whether his Administration would be inclined to change any of the policies in the budget that has not gone down favourably with the public.In response, President Granger stated that his Government has not been sufficiently persuaded that any of its measures are unlikely to achieve the objectives which it has set.Nevertheless, he maintained that Government is looking at the debates and the commentaries in the media, which will be considered during the implementation of its plans and projects.“I would say that we have listened to the debates, and in terms of implementation when the measures have to be implemented, we would bear in mind the comments and criticisms which were made. We don’t want to do anything that is harmful and hurtful to the general public but so far we have not seen any evidence that the measures that have been recommended are unlikely to do anything but help the Government or country to move forward,” he remarked.last_img read more

Huskies win big in Fairview

first_imgThe Huskies will now get ready to face the Navigators Friday right after the Santa Claus Parade at the North Peace Arena.  That game is Friday, November 17 at 8:30 p.m.The next day, Saturday, November 18, the Huskies will be hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser for Provincials.  Provincials will be held in Fort St. John this spring.  For more information about the pancake breakfast, click here. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies are leading the NWJHL after another win Friday night.The Huskies travelled to Fairview to take on the Flyers and won another game making their record so far this season 10-1.  The Huskies started the scoring only 2 minutes into the game with a goal from Nathan Bragg, followed by one on the powerplay by Sebastian Powsey at the 15-minute mark.In the second period, the Huskies scored three goals from Thomas Webster, Sebastian Powsey and Nathan Bragg.  The Flyers were able to add one goal to the scoreboard with a goal from Kyle Cairns.- Advertisement -In the third period, the Huskies continued to dominate with goals from Jarod Lang and Geoff Dick.The final score was 7-1 for the Pups.The Huskies are now tied for first in the NWJHL with the Peace River Navigators.  The Navigators have so far played 13 games and the Huskies have only played 11.Advertisementlast_img read more

La Habra to play for soccer title

first_imgLa Habra, which finished second in the Freeway League, improved to 27-5-1 and will face Saddleback – a 4-2 winner over Santa Maria – in the finals, scheduled for 10 a.m. at Warren High in Downey on Saturday. The Highlanders reached the finals after getting three assists from senior forward Greg Francis and goals from Jonathan Prieto, Jacob Baron and Edgar Bran in Tuesday’s win. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Prieto, taking a pass from Francis, gave La Habra the only goal it would need late in the first half against Century. La Habra, under coach Steve Aanderud, has been on a hot streak, winning one-goal games over Arcadia and Diamond Ranch before blanking South Hills, 5-0, and Century. Saddleback finished third in the Golden West League, but has advanced with wins over second-seeded Bellflower, Warren, Corona del Mar and Santa Maria. steve.ramirez@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3061 center_img The dream of a CIF-Southern Section boys soccer title continues for La Habra High School. The Highlanders, who lost in the first round last year, will play for the Division III title after scoring an impressive 3-0 win at Century in a semifinal game on Tuesday. last_img read more

Arrest made in summer alcohol-fueled stabbing death

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A 35-year-old laborer was arrested yesterday in connection with the alcohol-fueled fatal stabbing of a 25-year-old Panorama City man this summer, police said. Alberto Carrillo Deisidro, a 35-year-old laborer from Sun Valley, was arrested before noon yesterday at his work at a marble countertop cutting place in Palmdale, said Los Angeles Police Department Detective Jim Freund. He was being held at the Los Angeles County Jail on a murder charge in connection with the slaying of David De La Cruz, who was found suffering from multiple stab wounds in the hallway of a three-story apartment building around 5:20 a.m. July 22 in the 8900 block of Tobias Avenue. The stabbing occurred after a confrontation broke out among a group of men who were drinking, Freund said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE “We’re not clear what started it all,” Freund said. “The victim and suspect had no working relationship that we know of.” De La Cruz was discovered lying on the floor of the apartment building’s second story hallway with stab wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where he died. For news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img read more

The Warm Up podcast with Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning – Sunday, June 11

first_imgMax Rushden and Barry Glendenning reacted to England’s 2-2 draw with Scotland and delved into today’s tennis, before enjoying a jubilant chat with Paul Simpson after his England Under-20 side lifted the World Cup trophy.Other guests included The Sun’s Scottish Football Correspondent Jim Delahunt, European Football Expert Andy Brassell and former Lions Flanker Lewis Moody.Listen to the full podcast above!last_img

Letterkenny man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography

first_imgA Letterkenny man has pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of child pornography.Mervyn Wasson, of Ballyraine Park, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today where he pleaded guilty to the charges. Wasson, who is in his 60s, spoke only to plead guilty to the two charges.The court heard how the charges relate to Wasson having 1,444 sexually explicit images involving children at his home on January 11th, 2010.The second charge is that he had in his possession 22 videos of children engaging in sexual acts with adults on the same date.The case was adjourned until April 25th last to allow for a Probation and Welfare Report.Barrister Peter Nolan asked the court to consider providing a psychological report in the case.Letterkenny man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography was last modified: December 7th, 2016 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:child pornographydonegalletterkennyMervyn Russelllast_img read more

GAA NEWS: URRIS U16 GIRLS PRAISED FOR COUNTY FINAL EFFORTS

first_imgCLUB IORRAS: winners for October—€50-Paul Friel, Boston.€30-Frank & Ann Marie Fogarty, Tornabratley.€20-Donal Kelly, Tullagh.Thanks to all who support the club in this monthly draw.MATCH”N” WIN: October 29th: No jackpot winner–numbers drawn: 2, 7, 15 & 18. €15 winners:Vincent Mc Laughlin, Castles, Isle of Doagh.Sara Mc Nally, Gortfad.Marie Mc Daid, Mindoran Cottage.Sally Kelly, Letter.Mickey Tam, Cross.Jackpot next week €2,100. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly draw.47 people reachedU16 GIRLS: Our U16 girls played N Mhuire in the U16C County Final on Saturday in Burt. No luck on the day but great achievement on getting to the final. SCOR NA NOG:  Scor Na Nog takes place in Muff this Friday 6th November. The club have Ceili dancers, solo singer and traditional group taking part, good luck to all.CLUB MERCHANDISE: Club Merchandise for Christmas: With Christmas just weeks away—-see our club merchandise on  our facebook page,  which can now be ordered. Shown is under age but can be ordered for adults too. Get your orders in to Nichola on 0866030736.MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS: The annual mass for deceased members is on Friday November 13th at 7pm in the clubhouse. All welcome.BINGO: Bingo every Thursday night in St. Mary’s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm. GAA NEWS: URRIS U16 GIRLS PRAISED FOR COUNTY FINAL EFFORTS was last modified: November 2nd, 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:Urris Gaa Newslast_img read more

WOW! NORTHERN LIGHTS MAKE SPECTACULAR DONEGAL RETURN

first_imgTHESE are the incredible scenes in the skies above Inishowen in the early hours of this morning.MAIN PIC: The Aurora Borealis / NorthernLights from ‘The Wee House of Malin”, Malin Head, Inishowen.BELOW: The Aurora over Ballyliffin, and Mindoran,Clonmany, Inishowen. PIX: Adam Rory Porter, Chairman of the Buncrana Camera Club.WOW! NORTHERN LIGHTS MAKE SPECTACULAR DONEGAL RETURN was last modified: October 9th, 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:WOW! NORTHERN LIGHTS MAKE SPECTACULAR DONEGAL RETURNlast_img read more