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What we learned in Durant and the Warriors’ ridiculous win over the Knicks

first_imgWell, the Warriors certainly made their only trip to Madison Square Garden this season interesting.Perhaps more interesting than it needed to be.Alas, this is professional entertainment, and the Warriors provided plenty of that, particularly in the fourth quarter of their 128-100 win.Golden State — led by Kevin Durant — won the fourth quarter 47 to 16 Friday, erasing a double-digit deficit in the most spectacular way imaginable. Durant was the star, scoring 25 points in the …last_img

Dodgers win 10th in row, beat Rockies; Bellinger 2 HRs

first_imgIncorporated were the seventh and eighth innings when they scored five consecutive runs on four wild pitches by Adam Ottavino (1-2).According to the Elias Sport Bureau, the Dodgers were the first team in the live-ball era (since 1920) to score at least five runs on wild pitches.“These games are played by human beings,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “Games like this happen. They’re painful when you’re on this end of it but we’ve had our share where it’s gone the other way.”The two teams combined to throw eight wild pitches, which according to STATS is the most in a single game since 1913. Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy threw three, one of them scoring a run.Bellinger now has 24 home runs, helping the Dodgers stretch their longest string since they won 10 straight in August 2013. Colorado lost its season-worst fifth in a row.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger watches his two-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the third inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers unleashed yet another weapon to continue their winning streak.The vaunted wild pitch.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lopez saves match point, beats Cilic in Queen’s final Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken The Dodgers have hit at least one home run in 17 consecutive games, tying their record in Los Angeles. Their franchise record is 24 consecutive games set by Brooklyn in 1956.Kenley Jansen got five outs for his 17th save, and his first career double and RBI to drive in the Dodgers’ final run.Jansen also walked his first batter of the season after striking out 51 in a dominant year.“That was a good streak,” Roberts said. “That was historical.”Colorado led 6-4 when Ottavino took over with two on and two out in the seventh. He walked a batter and threw a wild pitch that allowed one run to score. Ottavino then threw another wild pitch for the tying run, and when catcher Tony Wolters couldn’t find the ball, Austin Barnes raced home from second.“He had third base, he was going hard, took the turn around third base and the play is in front of him,” Roberts said. “At that point you have to be instinctual.”The Dodgers added five more runs in the eighth, the first two scoring on another pair of wild pitches by Ottavino. He had thrown three wild pitches this season before the problems at Dodger Stadium.The Rockies could not stop their losing skid despite taking a 5-0 lead off McCarthy. The Dodgers came back for their 16th win in 17 games.BELLINGER POWERHe now has six multihomer games this season, a Dodgers’ rookie record and second all-time to Mark McGwire’s seven in 1987. He also beat out an infield hit and made a diving catch in right field. The Dodgers made some history Sunday, albeit with a great assist from the Colorado Rockies, scoring a record five runs in the final two innings on four wild pitches by Adam Ottavino.Add the almost requisite home-run production from rookie sensation Cody Bellinger — this time he had two — and the Dodgers had a 12-6 comeback win over the Rockies for their 10th consecutive victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“That was a long, crazy game,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.The game went four hours and 19 minutes, making it the longest nine-inning game since Dodger Stadium opened in 1962. LATEST STORIES “(Dodgers broadcaster) Manny Mota comes in to remind me every day, I already got paid for yesterday,” Bellinger said. “That’s a good reminder.”TRAINER’S ROOMRockies: OF Carlos Gonzalez missed his third consecutive start with a sore shoulder. Black said Gonzalez did take some early batting practice and was showing improvement.Dodgers: Put OF Franklin Gutierrez on the 10-day disabled list with another bout of Ankylosing Spondylitis, an immune arthritic condition he has battled since 2011. The team is uncertain if he will be ready to return after the 10 days off. The team called up infielder Mike Freeman from Triple-A Oklahoma City to his roster spot.UP NEXTRockies: RHP German Marquez (5-3, 3.92 ERA) is scheduled to start the Monday opener of a three-game series against the Giants in San Francisco. The rookie has allowed only three earned runs in his last three starts (1.93 ERA) and is 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA in six road starts.Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (4-3, 4.73) will attempt to pitch into the sixth inning for the first time this season when he starts Monday against the Angels. It will mark his 10th start. In his last start Wednesday against the Mets, he allowed one run on four hits in five innings.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Cardiff beats relegation-rival Brighton in Premier League

first_imgBrighton once again looked toothless in front of goal as it fell to a fourth successive league loss. The team has managed just two league goals at its Amex Stadium in 2019 and came closest when Glenn Murray headed against the woodwork in stoppage time.This was a must-win game for Cardiff, which still has games against title-chasing Liverpool and Manchester United to come and couldn’t afford to fall further behind its closest relegation rival.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsManager Neil Warnock reacted to Saturday’s loss at Burnley by making three changes, including recalling attacking duo Mendez-Laing and Oumar Niasse. That decision was rewarded within 22 minutes as Mendez-Laing drove forward on the counter-attack, exchanged passes with Junior Hoilett and curled a superb strike into the top right corner from 20 yards.The visitors doubled their advantage five minutes after the restart. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Porto hopes veteran Iker Casillas can lead team to a comeback SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Cardiff City’s Sean Morrison celebrates scoring against Brighton during the English Premier League soccer match at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton, England, Tuesday April 16, 2019. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)BRIGHTON, England — Cardiff kept alive its hope of staving off relegation from the Premier League with a vital 2-0 victory over fellow strugglers Brighton on Tuesday.Goals either side of halftime from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Sean Morrison moved 18th-place Cardiff within just two points of Brighton and safety.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Spanish midfielder Victor Camarasa delivered an inviting free kick deep into the area where Morrison escaped his marker to powerfully head home his first goal in almost a year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Cancer Society Leads Educational Seminars at CIBC FirstCaribbean

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, October 31, 2016 – Employees of the CIBC FirstCaribbean are now better schooled about the disease of cancer, its prevention, and treatment.  As a part of their activities to mark cancer month this October, CIBC FirstCaribbean invited the Cancer Society of the Bahamas to present educational seminars on aspects of the disease to staff.  The sessions took place at the bank’s Shirley Street headquarters and the new CIBC FirstCaribbean Airport Industrial Park Centre.The events were part of a series of cancer awareness and response related activities throughout the month, including the bank’s celebrated annual ‘Walk for the Cure’ fun run/walk.  Antionette Turnquest, Head of Human Resources at CIBC FirstCaribbean, stated that the activities were one aspect of the bank’s larger culture of employee wellness.“We have quite a number of wellness initiatives at the bank,” said Mrs. Turnquest.  “Over the last year we have had many onsite fitness sessions at the various branches – aerobics and strength training; we have also had persons come in and talk to staff about proper nutrition and maintaining health habits and we have partnerships with local gyms.  This is something that we do regularly because we want them to convert this into healthy lifestyles.”Mrs. Turnquest stated that keeping employees happy and healthy is a priority and she hopes that the Cancer seminars will make an impact.  “We hope that persons use the information they are getting from these sessions and we hope that as much as possible we can help to prevent this disease from occurring in our staff.  It’s so important that persons understand this disease.  Studies show that genetically Bahamians are more prone to the disease.  So, it’s important that persons get as much information as they can.”The two presentations walked staff through the basics of the disease, how to get screened, and how to lower your risk. Attending employees learnt the most prevalent cancers in the Bahamas – breast cancer and prostate cancer – as well as the role and function of the Cancer Society.  Melissa Major, Programs Director at the Cancer Society said she is happy to see corporations take an interest.“We truly appreciate when companies make it a priority that their staff gets this education and we hope that other companies follow CIBC FirstCaribbean’s lead.  This is a part of empowering people so that they know what the disease is, they know what to do, and how to lower their risk.  Early detection is key and once they get that then we will be well on our way in terms of lowering our statistics.” Related Items:last_img read more

Police and Home Affairs investigating prison assault

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 25, 2017 – Grand Turk – The Ministry of Home Affairs late today confirmed that there is now a full investigation launched into the alleged sexual assault of a prison warden and that female guard has been given leave as she recuperates from the attack.Police today also confirmed the incident around 2:30 pm on Monday, where the prison officer was punched in the mouth.  Their report also said the inmate, who was stopped and beaten by other inmates was carried away from the prison in a apparent unconscious state.The Ministry is seemingly unprepared to discuss procedure to protect female guards or offer clarity as to why the Cockburn Town Medical Center could not accommodate both reportedly injured individuals simultaneously.  The family revealed that the officer was forced to wait at the Police Station for hours, being interviewed and was reportedly told that she could not attend doctor while the inmate was being treated at the hospital.Relatives reported that they considered this move to be further insult to injury of their already traumatized loved one.  What the Ministry was ready to say is that the officer has been given leave of absence, offered medical care and counseling.Further comments, said the media release from Home Affairs, would come at the conclusion of the probe.#MagneticMedianews#femaleguardattackedinGTprison#inmatesrescueprisonguardfromattack Related Items:#femaleguardattackedinGTprison, #inmatesrescueprisonguardfromattack, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Helicopter crashlands on New York skyscraper near Trump Tower pilot killed

first_imgManhattan helicopter crashtwitterOne person was killed after a helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a skyscraper in Manhattan, New York, on Tuesday. The incident took place atop the 54-storeyed AXA Equitable Center. According to reports, an Agusta A109E copter crash-landed on the fog-cloaked roof after it took off from the 34th Street heliport around 1.32 pm.New York Police Department (NYPD) identified the victim as Tim McCormack of Clinton Corners in New York. The Agusta A109E chopper was owned by American Continental Properties.The preliminary investigation states that McCormack was the only person aboard the helicopter when it rammed into the building, said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen.787 7th ave, #midtown NYC. We’re 1 block south. 20 mins ago there was a loud sound like a too-low #helicopter & I looked up and saw sheet of flame on roof and then smoke. News reports saying helicopter/small plane crash onto roof which would be consistent with what I heard/saw. pic.twitter.com/swY3ksLskH— Lance Koonce (@LHKoonce) June 10, 2019The Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, said that no injuries were reported, either to people in the building or on the ground. He also said that the authorities do not have any indication of a connection to terrorism. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will be in charge of the probe and will determine the cause of the crash.According to CNN, based on interviews the NYPD conducted at the 34th Street heliport on Manhattan’s east side, the pilot was waiting out the weather but for some reason decided it was okay to go. It was raining for several hours in New York but it is not clear if the crash was weather-related. US President Donald Trump tweeted that he was alerted about the incident and that he was monitoring the situation. The President’s 58-floor skyscraper Trump Tower is also located in the same area in midtown Manhattan.last_img read more

US releases Detained Bangladeshi diplomat

first_imgThe Bangladeshi diplomat who was arrested following an allegation raised by his ‘absconding’ domestic helper has been released from Vernon C Bain Correctional Centre, Bronx, New York, reports news agency UNB.Bangladesh consul general in New York Md Shameem Ahsan received deputy consul general at Consulate General of Bangladesh in New York Md Shahedul Islam at 8:20pm (Eastern Time) on Tuesday upon his release.Shameem Ahsan confirmed the latest development on Wednesday morning.First secretary Md Shamim Hossain and third secretary Asib Ahmed accompanied Shameem.This follows ‘sincere effort’ by the Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington DC and Consulate General in New York under the guidance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka to get him released at the earliest since the officer was arrested on 12 June by the local authorities following the allegation by his former domestic aide, Shameem said.The Foreign Affairs Ministry on Tuesday ‘summoned’ acting US Ambassador in Dhaka Joel Reifman and ‘strongly protested’ the detention of its diplomat in New York following the allegation raised by his ‘absconding’ domestic helper.Acting foreign secretary Mahbub-Uz-Zaman ‘summoned’ the US envoy to his office, conveyed Bangladesh’s displeasure to him and wanted to know about details of the matter.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a media release at 12:37am Wednesday saying, “We’ve reasons to believe the arrest is a clear violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963. We’ve lodged a strong protest with the Chargé d’ Affaires of the United States Embassy in Dhaka.”Bangladesh had earlier reported about the missing of the domestic helper who went missing about 13 months earlier (on 17 May, 2016) from Islam’s residence.The incident was immediately reported to the Department of State by the Bangladesh Consulate General in New York and also by the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC on 18 and 19 May, 2016 respectively.However, the Foreign Ministry here said no update had been received on this matter from the Department of State before Islam’s arrest.The Bangladeshi diplomat has been indicted for allegedly forcing a servant to work for his family in New York City without pay and assaulting him though Bangladesh consulate senses other motive.Prosecutors say Md Shahedul Islam, 45, was accused on Monday on grand larceny, assault, labour trafficking and other charges, reports the Associated Press (AP). An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, defendant faces up to 15 years in prison in such case if convicted.”It’s quite surprising that he has come up with so many allegations against his employer after about 13 months which suggests that he might have other motives in mind,” said Shameem Ahsan on Tuesday.He said he himself was present in the Court with his colleagues for hours yesterday and the judge left the Court shortly after the order (Bail subject to payment of cash US$25,000 or bond for US$50,000) and his (judge) presence was a requirement to secure his release on the same day.Besides, Shameem said, finding two solvent guarantors (with salary statements showing legal income) in addition to generating required cash and processing (bond) papers needed some time despite sincere efforts on the part of the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC, Consulate General and relatives of the Officer.”Bond paper is expected to be submitted today (Tuesday),” he added.Quoting prosecutors, the AP said Shahedul brought the Bangladeshi domestic aide Amin, to New York in between 2012 and 2013 to work as household help, but ‘took away his passport’.Prosecutors also said Amin ‘was not paid for his work, and threatened and beaten, sometimes with a wooden shoe. He escaped in 2016’.Islam is due back in court 28 June, the AP report says.last_img read more