Kevin Durant becomes 44th player to join 20,000-point club

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson The NBA Finals MVP returned from a three-game absence with a strained right calf and scored 25 points in the first half against the Clippers — KD’s biggest half of the season. He came in needing exactly 25 points for 20,000.Durant, who had a four-point play during the second quarter on the way to 14 points in the period, is at 29 the second-youngest player behind LeBron James and the first to reach the 20,000 mark as a member of the Warriors.                 /kgaFEATURED 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 folk MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conecenter_img In this February 11, 2017 photo, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) goes up for an unopposed dunk in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City. On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Durant becomes the 44th player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points. Durant has reached the milestone on a pull-up jumper from the left wing at the 1:41 mark of a second quarter game against the Clippers.   (AP FILE PHOTO)OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant became the 44th player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points on Wednesday night.Durant reached the milestone on a pull-up jumper from the left wing at the 1:41 mark of second quarter. The Warriors announced his accomplishment on the main scoreboard, and Durant received a standing ovation, shaking his head in acknowledgment while still very much in game mode.ADVERTISEMENT Isaiah Thomas fined for Wiggins chop 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

The value of the “intangibles” of CPL cricket

first_imgEvery year since the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) was launched in 2013, the money raked in by the WestJamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew HolnessIndian economies continue to climb. According to an independent economic impact study on the tournament, Guyana had an almost US$15 million infusion into its economy. But several commentators pointed out that the “intangible value” provided by the CPL dwarfed by far that tangible sale of the Caribbean’s greatest cultural product, cricket.The study, conducted by SMG-Insight/YouGov, demonstrated that Guyana’s economy cashed in on some US$14.92 million during the 2015 tournament – a significant increase of 35 per cent over the 2014 edition. And for 2016, the organisers predict even greater growth, with an increase in local jobs created, a greater influx of fans coming to see the games as well as higher media value from the games being shown in more countries around the world.“Beyond the boundaries of the cricket stadiums of the Caribbean, if there were to be a dollar figure placed on the intangible benefits accruing to the WI people from the Hero CPL, “according to Dr Ranjasinghi Ramroop, Chairman of the Guyana Amazon Warriors franchise, “it would be staggering.”Digesting the remarkable victory of the Guyana Amazon Warriors over the Jamaican Tallawas last Thursday night at the Providence National Stadium in Guyana, one fan Haniff Mohamed said, “Man, cricket was dying in the West Indies before CPL came in 2013. Today, every West Indian fan – living in so many countries – are watching our special brand of cricket! This brings us together as a people! One love brother!”His countryman Henry Talbot, who had come all the way from Berbice with his family, shook his head vigorously in agreement. “Man, you see what happen last year? You see who won those World Cup games? We won all three finals – men, women and under-19 – because of the influence of T-20 cricket… especially CPL T20! It has become the launching pad of WI cricketing stars today!”One cricket-besotted social scientist, who flew in from New York for the games in Guyana was more expansive, even as he asked to remain anonymous. “Whatever problems of “social cohesion” there might be in Guyana which caused the new Government to place that item at the top of its agenda when it acceded to office were certainly not in sight in Providence Stadium. I saw Guyanese from every walk of life, from every region and every political persuasion – or whatever categorisation that might have contributed to a lack of “social cohesion” – turn up to fill the venue to capacity. To cheer their team on to victory and to console each other when it seemed to them that “their boys” in the middle might have lost the plot for a while.”“Abee gat fuh get wan hit,” muttered Gobin Persaud to Shaundelle Cummings sitting next to him. “The boys have a build a partnership,” she replied knowingly without taking her eyes off the battle between bat and ball going on in the middle.“How do you put a value to getting over 60,000 Guyanese to physically be as one over the course of four nights and days?” the Sociologist wanted to know. “This togetherness is not from the rhetoric and exhortation of politicians but from their sharing their love of cricket in supporting their national team – the Guyana Amazon Warriors. Social cohesion and nationalism in action at the same time.”He pointed out that in his opinion, evidently shaken up by Brexit, even the usually staid Prime Ministers and Presidents meeting at the 37th (Caribbean Community) Caricom Heads of State meeting in Guyana had to concede that cricket was the greatest binding force holding the Region together. “Jamaica might be squabbling with Trinbago, but on cricket, CPL had wiped out even the insularity of the annual West Indies selection woes,” he said.He pointed to Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness who was at Providence and saw his Tallawahs go down in defeat, but he cheered the victory of the Warriors.“CPL also solidified regional cohesion. The value of CPL cricket produces so much of value, it is priceless,” the enthusiastic social scientist concluded.last_img read more

Investigations into beatings, death of Lusignan prisoner Ali still ongoing – Prison Service Director

first_imgAlmost three months have elapsed since Shaheed Ali, who was on remand on a murder charge at the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara, was beaten to death and the police have not charged anyone.The Lusignan prisoner who was badly beaten in the lockups and diedDirector of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels in a telephone interview on Sunday explained that the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has not completed its investigation into the alleged murder of the prisoner.He stated that the GPF is yet to provide word to the Prison Service on the results of its findings which would most likely be provided when the probe concludes.However, Samuels noted that the investigation into Ali’s beatings and death is “active”.On April 2 last, Ali of Albouystown, Georgetown, was in Bay One at the Lusignan Prison around 22:58h when several other prisoners began to beat him following a dispute.The injured inmate was taken to the GPHC where he was admitted as a patient. However, three days later, at about 20:50h, he succumbed to his injuries at the GPHC. A report was subsequently made to the police.Guyana Times had been told that Ali had undergone surgery for several injuries including a fractured skull on the day of his death.Just a few days ago, one week after 23-year-old Samuel Little of Lot 1 Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, was remanded for breaking and entering and larceny, he was killed in the Lusignan Holding Bay by another inmate.Reports are that Little was involved in an argument with another male prisoner when he was struck with a piece of wood.Initially, he was treated at the prison infirmary but rushed to GPHC due to the severity of his injuries.Police have since confirmed that they have launched an investigation while the suspect was said to be assisting.last_img read more

NP Oscars Senior Boys 3A Zone Basketball tournament set for Thursday

first_img**SubmittedThe Senior Boys 3A Zone basketball tournament gets underway Thursday at noon with the defending champion Kelly Road Roadrunners tipping off against the fourth seeded South Peace Penguins.  The Prince George Polars take on the North Peace Oscars in the second game.The third seeded Polars, who play host to this year’s Zones, will have the bleachers filled with vocal supporters eager to see their team score an upset over the #2 Oscars.  The rookie laden Oscars will learn a good deal about themselves if they can withstand the partisan volume. “It’s bound to be loud,” was the comment from PGSS late Tuesday. Oscars head coach Derrick Laychuk feels he has the athletes but worries about nerves. “If we can finish our open looks and keep the turnovers under 20 per game we’ll have a chance to win the Zone this year, but we’ve had games where we haven’t taken care of the ball very well.” The Oscars will lean heavily on athletic Femi Ogun, their 6′ 5″ senior center who has shown an ability to score in traffic and defend against any big man he has faced this year.  Shane Wiebe at 6′ 3″ plays the second post position and benefits from the defensive attention Ogun draws in most games.  Wiebe is polished but undersized for the battles in the paint, nevertheless he has scored well in his first season at North Peace. Eleventh grade forwards Matt Stewart 6′ 1″ and Kyle Stevens 5′ 11″ bring speed and energy to the line up with Stevens the more proficient scorer. Both are quick and able defenders.  Blair Campbell and Nick Hazelwood share the point guard position while Josiah Gonzales and Kory Bell take turns starting at the two guard spot.  Gavin Yeoman and Turner Churchill round out the ten man roster. All ten will be needed if the Oscars are to succeed this weekend.  A win in their first match will move them into an evening contest with Kelly Road to see which team can advance directly to the Saturday Championship game.  Tip off for the final game is noon.  While Kelly Road is a prohibitive favorite to manhandle South Peace, the Oscars are no better than even odds to take the PG Polars.  A win is the more desirable outcome but a loss would mean a 7:00 PM start versus South Peace on Thursday evening and then a Friday noon start against one of the Prince George schools with the winner of that one then advancing to the final. The Roadrunners are early favorites but past history has seen the Polars pull off any number of upsets on their way to claiming more Zone titles than any other North Central school.   Shrinking school populations and / or the construction of new schools in Quesnel and Williams Lake has led to past powerhouse programs at Correlieu and Columneetza Secondary Schools leaving the 3A ranks to compete at the Double A level thereby reducing the number of participating teams to the current four. The Oscars leave for Prince George on Wednesday afternoon as they pull out the stops in an attempt to become just the third Oscars team to reach the March Provincials in Vancouver.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Community events for the weekend of May 30th

first_imgHere is a list of community events taking place this weekend in Fort St. John and the North Peace.Saturday, May 30th, 200909:00 AM – 04:00 PMFort St. John Farmers Market09:30 AMMoto-X Races09:30 AMSpecial Olympics Golf Tournament Fundraiser10:00 AMBluey Day10:00 AMWalk in Step Fundraiser10:00 AMWonowon Elementary School Fundraiser01:00 PMEcole Central Presents: The Jungle Book01:00 PMWelcome Wagon Baby Shower & Grandparents Showcase03:00 PMStock Car Races06:30 PMWelcome Wagon Bridal Showcase07:00 PM – 10:00 PM3rd Annual Talent Gala and Art Auction07:00 PMComedy Detour: Dylan Mandlsohn07:00 PMEcole Central Presents: The Jungle BookAll Day EventAnnual Outdoor 3D Archery TournamentSunday, May 31st, 200909:30 AMMoto-X Races01:00 PMMove Dance Centre Spring Recital01:00 PMStock Car Races06:30 PMMove Dance Centre Spring RecitalAll Day Event- Advertisement -Annual Outdoor 3D Archery Tournamentlast_img read more

Little Star leads Colaaco to another win

first_imgThe Pee Wee Under-11 tournament continued yesterday afternoon with some exciting action on display by the youngest players of the game.In the competition, which is being coordinated by the Petra Organization, the first game on Saturday’s 16-match schedule featured F.E. Pollard and Colaaco Primary.Their match up saw both teams fighting hard to connect with the back of the net, and coming up short every time, as the strikers failed to complete their well put together plays. Nevertheless, this factor did not waver their confidence, as the youngsters continued to hunt the goal. With just a few minutes to go before the last whistle was blown, Colaaco Primary was presented with a scoring opportunity after a foul inside the box. Stepping up to the challenge and the scoring line was little Jeremiah Parks. As confident as ever, Parks sent the ball flying past F. E. Pollard’s goalkeeper into the back of the net, and was afterwards seen as the golden boy for Colaaco with the late but timely goal.Reflecting on his match winning performance, the youngster noted that he is very pleased with not only himself but his team’s overall performance.“I feel good because my team worked hard, my coach told me just work and try to score,” he stated.Looking to the future, Parks is also confident that his team will be able to bring home the champion’s trophy.“Because our team is playing good, and hopefully we meet in the finals and we will bring it home,” he declared.In other results, it was a battle for the top spot in Group ‘D’, as Mocha Arcadia met with an equally skilled Tucville Primary. The Mocha team shocked the usually successful Tucville Primary team with a 2-1 victory.last_img read more

Chelsea’s Champions League heroes were fantastic, beams Mourinho

first_img1 Jose Mourinho was thrilled by his Chelsea side’s sensational showing in their 5-0 Champions League victory over Schalke.The Blues were brilliant at the Veltins Arena as their Bundesliga opponents were brushed aside with ease to qualify for the next round of the completion as group winners.And Mourinho, who isn’t usually quick to heap praise on his charges, was glad to offer his players plenty of compliments after a great night in Gelsenkirchen.“They played a fantastic match,” the Portguese boss purred.“At this moment the team is very mature, it’s very confident and obviously to win 5-0 away in the Champions League is not normal.“Five-nil in Germany is even less normal but the performance was very impressive.“We are defending well because we are defending with 11 players and we were attacking well because we are very confident in ourselves and we use lots of players in the attacking process.“At this moment we are a good team. Obviously we can lose and a bad result is waiting for us but the team is playing really well and we have big self-belief.” Jose Mourinho last_img read more

TALENTED ERIN IS ALREADY SKETCHING OUT A NAME FOR HERSELF!

first_imgErin with her paintingA young Glenswilly girl is being tipped as ‘one to watch’ in the art world.Erin Sweeney has been praised after her recent entry to the Sightsavers Junior Painters of the Year Awards.Erin, who attends Glenswilly NS, was hailed for her painting ‘I image the world’ and was chosen as the winner in the regional 5th/6th class category. Thousands of children from more than 200 primary schools across the country entered the competition.Erin is one of the 15 finalists chosen to have their painting displayed at an awards ceremony in Dublin in early April where the overall national winners will be announced.She will receive a special regional prize from sponsor ReCreate Ireland in recognition of her amazing achievement.Headmaster of Glenswilly NS, Mr Joseph Gallinagh said the school was very proud of Erin’s achievement. Parents Frankie and Ayleen say they are extremely happy and proud of their daughter Erin.“We see her efforts every day in our house with paper, pencils and paints and herself happily drawing away. A Big thanks to all the teachers in Glenswilly National School for their continued support, especially Ms Geraldine Galligan,” they said. TALENTED ERIN IS ALREADY SKETCHING OUT A NAME FOR HERSELF! was last modified: January 30th, 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:artdonegalErin Sweeneyglenswillylast_img read more

GAA: SEAN McCUMHAILL’S GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGThe AGM will take place in the clubhouse on the 14th Jan at 7.30pm. All members are asked to attend. Anyone wishing to put forward a nomination or motion please contact Peter Maloney on 087 236 3337. DINNER DANCEThe annual dinner dance will take place in the clubhouse on the 19th Jan at 8.00pm.Food served at 9.00pm followed by awards presentation and music. Following the sucess of last years dance, tickets will sell out soon. Tickets are €10 each. Contact any committee member for tickets or Alan Martin 0861723899 or Peter 0872363337WHITE COLLAR BOXINGWe are planning to hold a white collar fight night fund raising event in the New Year. Anyone interested in taking part, help with the organising or just avail of the training then please contact Joe Dunnion on 086 8138244. Training takes place every Wed night at 9.10pm and Sunday mornings at 10.00am. €3 per session. Every club member is invited to take part.All welcome IRISH DANCING CLASSESIrish dance classes commencing this wed jan 9 in gaa centre 6 to 7pm and 7 to 8pm also saturdays 4 to 5pm and 5 to 6pm quailified tutor reg with coimision le rinci gaelacha further info on 087 12613493G ASTRO TURF PITCHState of the art 3G Astro pitch is available. Please contact Terry O Reilly(0866095347) for times etcMAC CUMHAILLS LOTTOThere were no winners of the lotto this week. Numbers were 2,9,14 and 23. There were 2 match 3 winners.Natasha bell and Sandra Callaghan each receive €75.€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €240. Contact any club committee member for detailsThe jackpot will be €3000 next weekIF YOU’RE NOT IN, YOU CAN’T WIN!!!!!!!FOR SALEWe have club bags for sale. €15. Ideal for school bags. We also stock Mac Cumhaills shorts, socks and water bottles. Great as stocking fillers. Contact Alan Martin 0861723899SIGNS.Anyone wishing to take a sign in a prime location on a gable wall, please contact Alan Or Peter.MAC CUMHAILL’S BINGOMac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in the Villa Rose Hotel this week at 8.30pm. Everyone Welcome.We would also like to thank Alice Bonner for her continued support. Alice has kindly sponsored a hamper every week at the bingo.CLUB MEETING’SClub meetings will be held on the Last Monday of every Month at the Clubhouse. Any person wishing to get involved in the club please come along or contact any member.CLUBHOUSE BARThe Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon at 085 1503092 for more informationGAA: SEAN McCUMHAILL’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: January 6th, 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:GAA: SEAN McCUMHAILL’S GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more