Kawhi Leonard, Raptors outlast Warriors in thrilling OT win

first_img“I’m always thinking about Craig, especially when we have TNT games,” Kerr said. “I worked with him for eight years. He’s just such a part of the history of this game and a good friend, and we miss him.”UP NEXTWarriors: Visit Detroit on Saturday.Raptors: Visit Cleveland on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) moves past Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Not even a dominant Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors could slow down the red-hot Toronto Raptors.Kawhi Leonard scored a season-high 37 points, Pascal Siakam added a career-high 26 and the Raptors overcame a 51-point performance from Durant to beat the Warriors 131-128 in overtime on Thursday night, extending their winning streak to seven.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 “We were able to make shots, we were able to get some stops in overtime,” Leonard said. “It’s a building block for us, and I’m happy we got the win.”Kyle Lowry had 10 points and 12 assists, Serge Ibaka scored 20 points and Danny Green had 13 as the Raptors snapped an eight-game losing streak against Golden State and won a contest billed as a potential NBA Finals preview.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 Chriss“What a game,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “An incredible basketball game for the fans to watch. We came up just short.”Toronto improved its league-leading record to 19-4. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Durant scored 40 or more in three straight for the first time, finishing with his highest total of the season. He also had 11 rebounds and six assists.“Tonight we were down early, we were down big and I just tried to be aggressive and go get a bucket,” Durant said.Klay Thompson scored 23 points and Jonas Jerebko had 16 of his 20 in the fourth quarter and overtime, but Golden State had its three-game winning streak snapped and lost to Toronto for the first time since March 2014.Lowry’s 3-pointer with 55 seconds to go in the fourth quarter put the Raptors up 119-113 but Durant replied with back-to-back 3s of his own, including a game-tying shot with 8.6 seconds left.“When he’s feeling it, there’s not a whole lot the defense can do,” Kerr said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Durant capped an 18-point third quarter with a 32-foot pull-up 3, the final basket in a personal 13-point streak.TIP-INSWarriors: Golden State has lost five straight on the road. … Kevon Looney matched a season high with 10 rebounds. … This five-game trip matches Golden State’s longest of their season.Raptors: Toronto shot 16 for 22 in the first, going 6 of 10 from 3-point range. The Raptors were just 1 of 7 from beyond the arc in the second. … Leonard scored 22 points in the first two quarters, a season high for any half. … Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock sat courtside.LIFE BEGINS AT 50Durant reached 50 points for the sixth time in his career and second time with the Warriors.DRESSED TO THRILLNurse wore a bright blue sports coat on the sidelines in a tribute to late sportscaster Craig Sager, but had shed it by the time he came to the podium afterward.“The rental expired,” Nurse joked.Kerr, who dressed more conservatively, said Nurse “definitely nailed” his colorful coat. NBA making a ‘long-term play’ in Africa ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Leonard drove and kicked to Ibaka on the final possession, but the Raptors big man couldn’t get a shot off before the buzzer.Green hit a tiebreaking 3 with 2:07 left in the extra session, and Toronto added to its lead when Lowry stole the ball from Andre Iguodala, leading to a pair of free throws by Siakam.Jerebko’s dunk cut the gap to three but Toronto caught another break when Iguodala was called for travelling. Siakam was fouled and made one, with Leonard grabbing the rebound on the missed second shot. Siakam was fouled again, and capped it with another pair from the line.“His confidence is very high,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said of Siakam. “It just keeps inching along.”The short-handed Warriors were without star guard Stephen Curry, who sat for the 11th straight game because of a strained left groin. Curry is expected to return Saturday at Detroit.“Obviously we’ve been looking forward to getting him back but I’m proud of the way the guys have fought without him,” Kerr said. “Hopefully Draymond (Green) won’t be too far behind him.”Green (sprained right toe) and fellow forward Alfonzo McKinnie (sore left foot) both sat for the seventh straight game. Green hopes to be back around the end of the current road trip.Leonard connected on his first six shots and scored 13 points in the first quarter. Siakam added 10 for the Raptors, who were up by 18 points in the first and led 38-25 after one.“They did a really good job of throwing that first punch,” Iguodala said.Thompson scored nine points in the second and Durant added eight as Golden State cut the deficit to 67-58 at the half. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

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Essequibo Dharmic Nawjawan hosts summer camp

first_imgThe Essequibo Dharmic Nawjawan has commenced its summer camp, which began on Friday at the Airy Hall Mandir. The two-day programme is being hosted under the theme “Moulding Tomorrow’s Hindu Leaders.”Youths involved in group discussionAttendees of the camp on the first day participated in discussions on how to communicate their thoughts more expressively, the importance of having good self-esteem and the benefits of positive thinking.Additionally, the youths participated in games and exercises. At the end of the first day the children expressed satisfaction with the camp, describing the sessions as both educational and enjoyable. The will continue today with arts and crafts, more games, and Hindu chants. Then, there will be an interactive discourse facilitated by physiologist Haimraj Hamandeo, which will delve into topical issues affecting society and their possible solutions.Chairman of the Essequibo Nawjawan, Nandram Prabhu, in his address to the young people urged the youth to take full advantage of their opportunity at the camp, explaining that they were being afforded the chance to ask any burning, pertinent questions about Hinduism.He went on to impress upon them to spend their recreation time productively, reading positive literature, such as scriptures.last_img read more

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‘Report More on Agriculture’

first_imgThe president of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), Mr. Kamara Abdullai Kamara has urged Liberian journalists to exert more efforts in reporting on Liberia’s agricultural sector in order to improve the country’s food security.He raised the concern Friday, May 23, at a local hotel in Monrovia.According to Mr. Kamara, there are many issues in the sector that the media needed to report.He named the bad road conditions, farmers’ involvement toward food production, role of government in supporting agriculture, women and youth participations in Agriculture as some of the crucial issues that the Liberian media must highlight if the country is going to become self-sufficient in food.He said “Agriculture is very significant to the Liberian economy and therefore requires serious reporting.”“There are diverse issues that the media could look for in the agricultural sector as statistics show that one third of the gross domestic product (GDP) of this sector makes up the economy. About 80 percent of the workforce of Liberia is involved with agriculture activities. Those are reasons why we the press should see to report on the sector,” he reiterated.The PUL president said, “If we say citizens are making living on Agriculture and not reporting much, we probably not doing the right thing.”He further mentioned that there is a problem to realize that half of the rice consumed in Liberia is imported and therefore it was important that the media report such issue to make Liberians invest in food production.“Half of the food we eat in this country is imported; indicating that the country is suffering food insecurity. This is an issue that the media must not keep silent about,” he emphasized.He said statistics also show that the number of Liberian households producing food crops has reduced drastically, noting that it is seriously affecting food production.The PUL president disclosed that it is reported that one reason why the country is experiencing budget shortfall is because of the lack of actual revenue collection from the agricultural sector.“If you are reporting on agriculture relating to the national budget, you need to follow the lack of revenue collection in the sector,” he said.Meanwhile, Mr. Kamara urged journalists interested in reporting on Agriculture to form a network of agriculture reporters.He said specialized agricultural reporting will help the PUL realizes its goals of adequately informing the public, adding, “The capacity of Agriculture reporters will be strengthen by the PUL. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Dohn’s Top 25 picks

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson 1. Duke 2. Connecticut 3. Villanova 4. Memphis 5. Illinois 6. Florida 7. Michigan State 8. Louisville 9. Gonzaga 10. Boston College 11. North Carolina State 12. Oklahoma 13. Kentucky 14. Indiana 15. Texas 16. Washington 17. George Washington 18. Maryland 19. Wake Forest 20. UCLA 21. Arizona 22. Iowa 23. Syracuse 24. Ohio State 25. North Carolina last_img read more

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JACKIE IS HEADING TO THE SUN THANKS TO THE DRY ARCH!

first_imgHeading for the sun! Jackie Gallagher and her son who were winners of the Dry Arch holiday in the sun competition being presented with their prize by Yvonne Brogan and Damien McCormack, store manager.JACKIE IS HEADING TO THE SUN THANKS TO THE DRY ARCH! was last modified: May 13th, 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:donegalDry Archholidayletterkennylast_img read more

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JOB VACANCY: GALLAGHER’S BAKERY LOOKING TO RECRUIT NEW STAFF

first_imgJOB VACANCY: One of Ireland’s most famous brands Gallagher’s Bakery are looking to recruit new staff to join their innovative, dynamic and hardworking team. Management are seeking to recruit a number of General Operatives to join their workforce.JOB TITLE: General Operatives Required for various roles including Production Line, Packing Lines, & Hygiene Maintenance.The ideal Candidate will be responsible, self-motivated,  hardworking  and  process  meticulous  attention  to detailSite  operates twenty-four hours Sunday to Monday, working week will be Five Days with shift flexibility.Previous experience in a Food Manufacturing environment and Manual Handling training an advantage but not necessary as training will be provided.Basic level of English necessary.Please send Letter of Application and CV to: HR Dept., Aran Ard Teo T/A Gallagher’s Bakery, Ardara, Co Donegal, IrelandOR alternatively by e-mail to info@gallaghersbakery.ieJOB VACANCY: GALLAGHER’S BAKERY LOOKING TO RECRUIT NEW STAFF was last modified: August 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:jobsnewslast_img read more

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Ellis Park a potent plus for Springboks

first_imgIn the backline, JJ Engelbrecht is bracketed at outside centre with Jan Serfontein, while Juan de Jongh will come onto the bench if needed. Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira, who made his debut in the green and gold in June 2008 against Wales in Pretoria, will play in his 50th test for the Springboks, joining his fellow front rankers, Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis, and Morne Steyn, who all reached the milestone this season. Locks“Juandre will slot in without any difficulty as he’s been part of the squad since day one and I’m very pleased for Franco, who has been training with us for more than a year already. 3 October 2013 “Franco’s attitude since day one has been fantastic. He’s waited patiently and always stayed positive, which is what we as a team stand for. On Saturday, he could make his debut against New Zealand in front of his home crowd at Ellis Park.” SAinfo reporter and SA Rugby So, maybe, South Africa winning with a bonus point is not as far-fetched as some may think. ‘A wonderful achievement’“What a wonderful achievement for Beast,” Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said in a statement on Wednesday. The Springboks need to beat the All Blacks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday, scoring at least four tries while restricting the Kiwis to not more than three, in order to win the Castle Lager Rugby Championship. A bridge too far for the South Africans? Maybe not. Mtawarira will also become the fifth prop to achieve the feat behind Os du Randt, CJ van der Linde, Ollie le Roux and Jannie du Plessis. center_img “He is someone who doesn’t speak a lot, but you know he always gives everything he has for the Springbok jersey. It’s always good to see hard work and dedication pay off like this.” There are two changes to the Springbok team that beat Australia by 28-8 in Cape Town last weekend, as well as one possible late change. While the All Blacks are the reigning world champions and in a prime position to claim the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, their record at Ellis Park is unimpressive: in 11 tests at the Johannesburg venue, the Springboks have won eight times to the Kiwis’ three wins. RotationUp front, Bismarck du Plessis rotates with Adriaan Strauss at hooker, while Juandre Kruger comes in at lock for Flip van der Merwe. The uncapped Franco van der Merwe has been selected on the bench. Classic clashWith the title on the line, the All Blacks’ controversial 29-15 win in Auckland during which Bismarck du Plessis was incorrectly shown a red card (as admitted by the International Rugby Board), and a massive crowd expected at a ground that has been somewhat of a bogey venue for the New Zealand, a classic clash is on the cards. While some may consider a victory with a four-try bonus point too much to ask, the Springboks have done even more in their last two tests against New Zealand at the ground, running in 11 tries and scoring at least 40 points in successive victories. “We will give JJ all the time he needs to fully recover from his quad muscle injury, but if he can’t make it, Jan will start with Juan on the bench,” explained Meyer. In August 2004, the Springboks won 40-26, with Marius Joubert dotting down three times, as the Boks crossed the try line five times, while in 2000 they won 46-40, scoring six tries, including two each for Werner Swanepoel and Robbie Fleck.last_img read more

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OutBound and the No Pitching Rule

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now I just heard from some friends who attended what was supposed to be a big sales conference. They texted me from inside the conference to tell me that it was one giant commercial with the speakers pitching from the stage.Sadly, this isn’t at all unusual. What looks like a conference where real content will be delivered is nothing more than a facade to get potential customers into a room for a pitch—one they paid to attend. It’s a bait and switch.When my friends and I started the OutBound Conference three years ago, our number one value was that, without exception, no one would pitch from the stage, something each of us had seen before, believing it ruined the experience. Instead, the OutBound speakers and workshop facilitators would deliver pure, practical, tactical, and actionable content.Over the past few weeks, I’ve received emails from people who were interested in attending OutBound and bringing their teams, but they were afraid that OutBound would be like some other conferences, ones like the description of the one my friends attended. Rest assured, OutBound in no way resembles some of the conferences where “speakers” pitch from the stage. It doesn’t happen.No speaker or presenter on the OutBound stage needs you to hire them. They’re the very best in the business, and that is why they are on the bill at OutBound. They are the biggest names in sales development, and should you want to engage them, they aren’t hard to find.If you were concerned about the content, I hope I have resolved that concern for you. If you still have concerns, ask around on LinkedIn and see what attendees from the last two years have to say about OutBound.Use coupon code “iannarino100” for $100 off the main ticket.OutBound is the very best, content-driven sales conference on Earth. It takes place at the World Congress Center in the Georgia Ballroom on April 24th and 25th, with an Elite ticket that includes a full day of workshops on April 26th. If you want the VIP experience, you’ll need to show up in Atlanta on the 23rd for an experience you can’t find anywhere else.www.outboundconference.com last_img read more

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3 of family sentenced to life in dowry death case

first_imgA court here on Wednesday sentenced three members of a family, including an elderly couple, to life imprisonment in a dowry death case.Kendrapara Additional District and Sessions Judge Pragyan Panigrahi passed the order convicting the three persons to life imprisonment after finding them guilty of murdering Laxmi Mallik for dowry six years ago. They are the victim’s husband Sushant Mallik (35), father-in-law Agansti Mallik (67) and mother-in-law Mukta Mallik (60). The court also slapped a fine of ₹1,000 on each for destruction of evidence.last_img read more

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