Jazz pull away for 117-96 win over Blazers

first_imgView comments The Jazz extended their lead to 68-51 on back-to-back baskets from Ricky Rubio early in the third quarter.Portland chipped away at the lead and finally cut it to 92-83 on a floater from Seth Curry early in the fourth quarter. That’s as close as the Blazers got.Gobert answered with a dunk to push Utah’s lead back to double digits. It sparked a 14-2 run that slammed the door shut on any potential comeback. Mitchell punctuated the run with a 3-pointer, putting the Jazz up 106-85 with 4:49 remaining.TIP INSBlazers: Lillard did not attempt a free throw. He came into the game ranked fourth in the NBA in free throws made and eighth in the league in attempts. . Portland scored 14 points off 17 Utah turnovers. . The Blazers made just 35 baskets against the Jazz for the second time this season.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The half-dozen times sports made you smile in 2018 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Jazz: Gobert has logged a double-double in nine of his last 10 games against the Blazers. . Dante Exum matched his season-high with 15 points off the bench. . Utah shot 13-of-21 (61.9 percent) from 3-point range over the final three quarters.UP NEXTBlazers visit the Warriors on Thursday.Jazz host the 76ers on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, rear, dunks on Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Rudy Gobert had 18 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocks while Donovan Mitchell added 19 points to lead Utah to a 117-96 victory over Portland on Tuesday night.Joe Ingles chipped in 15 points, seven rebounds, and five assists for the Jazz (17-18), who won for the fifth time in their last six home games while shooting 55 percent from the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Damian Lillard score 20 points to lead Portland. Evan Turner added 12 points off the bench. The Blazers (19-15) lost to Utah for the second time in five days after shooting just 39 percent from the field.Jae Crowder scored seven of Utah’s first nine second-quarter points, starting with the team’s first 3-pointer of the game, to cap a 9-0 run that gave the Jazz a 33-26 lead. The Blazers pulled within three on three different occasions. Lillard hit a couple of baskets to cut the deficit to a basket, then fed Jusuf Nurkic for a layup to trim Utah’s lead to 43-40.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 ChrissThe Jazz pulled away before halftime behind hot shooting from the perimeter. Joe Ingles and Crowder buried back-to-back 3-pointers to spark a 16-5 run. Mitchell finished it off by beating the shot clock with another outside basket, giving the Jazz a 59-45 lead.Utah went 5-of-7 from 3-point range in the second quarter after going 0-of-8 in the first quarter.last_img read more

EU Delegation Proposes Political Dialogue with Liberia

first_imgA proposed political dialogue is expected to take place between Liberia and the European Union (EU) Delegation accredited near Monrovia. This was disclosed to Foreign Minister Marjon V. Kamara Friday, March 18, by the head of the EU Delegation to Liberia, Ms. Tiina Intelmann, who seeks the backing of the Ministry in order for this meeting to be a success. Ms. Intelmann, along with other EU Ambassadors from Sweden, Germany, Great Britain and France, had come to pay a courtesy call on the Foreign Minister, when she (Intelmann) made this known to the nation’s First Diplomat. The head of EU Delegation told Minister Kamara that she and other colleagues from EU nations, working together as one unit, had two important things to discuss with her. They included the planned United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) draw-down and the upcoming Presidential and Legislative Election in 2017.On the UNMIL draw-down plan, Ms. Intelmann said the Delegation is working with all the major stakeholders, including the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which works with local governments in the 15 political subdivisions of Liberia.She also stated that on the upcoming elections, they were interested in political dialogues among and between political parties on one hand and political parties and the government on the other. It is for the elections that the EU Delegation has planned the political dialogue, which they want the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to head on the Liberian side.Ms. Intelmann asked Minister Kamara to consider inviting some members of the National Legislature to participate in the discussions during the forum, which might be for a day.She stated that they have decided to include the lawmakers in order for them to know what the EU is thinking as the nation prepares to go to elections in 2017.The EU Delegation head also told the Foreign Minister that the Union has earmarked more than US$300 million for Liberia and this fund will be managed by the Delegation and the Liberian Government. She disclosed that the EU and the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) recently signed a US$20 million agreement, which is aimed at the security sector in the wake of the UNMIL drawdown. She further stated that the EU has given the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) US$10 million, which is being managed for the National Elections Commission (NEC).The head of the EU Office in Liberia also told Minister Kamara that the Union and Liberia have entered into contractual agreement in order for the latter to manage the country’s forest sector and also to develop the fishery sector. Ms. Intelmann concluded by telling the Minister that they are glad that she would be a good conduit for them to reach other sectors of the Liberian Government. Responding, Foreign Minister Kamara thanked the EU for its persistent support to Liberia. “I am privileged that I have taken over at the time when our relationship with EU is very strong. From our side, I am sure we are being sensitive to your interests generally and as individual nations,” she stated.Ms. Kamara said she was glad that Liberia has good friends within the EU as the nation was now approaching a critical juncture— the draw-down of UNMIL, which has managed the nation’s security for more than a decade and the upcoming elections, which will be a smooth transition from one elected government to another.On UNMIL drawdown, she hoped that talks can be established among all the major security sector stakeholders, including international partners, in order for them to have a common position while awaiting a UN Security Council Security Mission, which will be sent to Liberia on fact finding by the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, sometime in September 2016.Minister Kamara’s suggestion was buttressed by UK Ambassador, Mr. David Belgrove.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

8 in custody following discovery of guns

first_imgA total of eight persons, including an interdicted Police rank, were arrested on Friday evening following the discovery of two guns in separate incidents.First, a 26-year-old known character was nabbed in Garnette Street, Albuoystown Georgetown after he had an unlicensed .32 pistol and eight live matching rounds on his person.Based on information received, ranks of the Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters were patrolling the Albouystown community when they stopped and search the Garnette Street resident. Ballistics tests are expected to be conducted on the firearm to determine if the weapon had been used in the commission of any crime.Secondly, seven persons, including an interdicted Police officer, were detained after a .38 revolver with a spent shell in its chambers was found in close proximity to them. The men were at the time engaged in a game of chance at Onderneeming, West Bank Demerara.Police state that two of the detainees are members of the Police Force, and one is currently interdicted and is reportedly renting a ‘mobile outlet ‘at the said location. Investigations into both incidents are ongoing.last_img read more

Middleton and Team Tardi represent Canada at World Junior Curling Championships

first_imgGANGNUENG, SOUTH KOREA – Sterling Middleton and the rest of Team Tardi have arrived in South Korea, and will be playing in the their first game of the 2017 VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships.The Fort St. John native and his teammates left Vancouver on Monday for the 15 hour journey to represent Canada in Gangneung, South Korea. The event is being treated as a dress rehearsal for next year’s 2018 Winter Olympics, as the Olympic curling events are to be played on the same ice surface that Middleton and his teammates will be curling on later today.The quartet, comprised of Middleton, brothers Tyler and Jordan Tardi, and Nicholas Meister, will take on Sweden in their first game late tonight. Team Canada will also be squaring off against the hosts Korea and China this week. The bonspiel’s round robin wraps up on February 23rd, followed by playoffs.- Advertisement -Team Canada plays Team Sweden tonight at 10:00 Fort St. John time. All games will be streamed live on World Curling TV’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/WorldCurlingTV.The team’s full schedule is as follows:Mountain Time       Time in Korea    OpponentFeb 15 – 10 pm    Feb 16 – 2 pm    SwedenFeb 16 – 5 pm    Feb 17 – 9 am    KoreaFeb 17 – 3 am    Feb 17 – 7 pm    ChinaFeb 18 – 5 pm    Feb 19 – 9 am    ItalyFeb 19 – 3 am    Feb 19 – 7 pm    USAFeb 19 – 10 pm    Feb 20 – 2 pm    NorwayFeb 21 – 3 am    Feb 21 – 7 pm    SwitzerlandFeb 21 – 10 pm    Feb 22 – 2 pm    TurkeyFeb 23 – 3 am    Feb 23 – 7 pm    ScotlandAdvertisementlast_img read more

RCMP continue to investigate after man was swept away in the Peace River

first_imgIf you have any information, you are being asked to contact the Hudson’s Hope RCMP at 250-783-5241. HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – RCMP are continuing to investigate the case of a missing man after he was swept away by the strong current of the Peace River.According to Corporal Madonna Saunderson, of the North District RCMP, a dive team was brought in to search for the missing man but was halted due to poor conditions.“The Dive Team was brought in, however, conditions were not in their favour to dive, so they did not, could not dive.”- Advertisement -Saunderson adds that Search and Rescue have been suspended for now, pending any new developments on the case.On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP were called to a location near the Peace Canyon Bridge after reports that a male had fallen into the river. Local emergency crews immediately started the search with help from North Peace Search and Rescue.The RCMP will not be releasing the identity of the man.Advertisementlast_img read more

Hummels to Man United latest: Fee ‘agreed’, although Klopp says player is ‘going nowhere’

first_img1 Mats Hummels is linked with a move to Manchester United Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United revolution is well and truly underway.The Dutchman officially took up the reins at Old Trafford last week, and looks to be remoulding his side as they embark on a pre-season tour of America.The Red Devils have already welcomed two major signings in the shape of Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw, but the real area in need of targeting is central defence.Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels is the man reportedly in line to plug that particular gap, but is a move realistically on the cards? talkSPORT takes a look…£16m deal agreedBoth The Express and Spanish publication Sport have nailed their colours to the mast, reporting that a deal has been agreed that will see Hummels move to Man United for around £16m (€20m). Sport say the deal will be made official later on this week, while the Express point to Dortmund’s recent signing of Matthias Ginter from Freiburg as indication that a deal is set to be concluded.Hummels is staying putAs reported by Ruhr Nachrichten, Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp said that both Hummels and Marco Reus are staying put at the Westfalenstadion – for the time being at least. Speaking during a special broadcast of ‘Black and Yellow talk’, Klopp commented: “I can assure everyone that there is no evidence that the two want to leave. Marco and Mats will play for us next season. What was said today? Mats to Man United? For how much? €20m? Such numbers you can forget.”Wild rumoursIt seems as though daily publication Sport Bild are also dismissing suggestions that Hummels could be on the way to Manchester. ‘The fact that he [Louis van Gaal] is a fan of Hummels is no secret,’ they write, but it is ‘rather unlikely’ that he will be moving to Old Trafford for €20m, especially given Dortmund executive Hans-Joachim Watzke’s recent comments that no players – let alone a player as important as Hummels – will be leaving the club.He wants to got to ManchesterDespite Dortmund’s apparent hard-line approach, The Guardian’s Jamie Jackson believes the German defender is interested in a move to Old Trafford, but the lack of European football is a real sticking point. Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “The big problem is not having European football. They [Man United] would love him. As I understand it, Mats Hummels would like to go to Manchester United if the right deal came about and Dortmund said, ‘yes, Ok, you can go’.”Barcelona snubThe Mirror have approach the situation cautiously, reporting that any potential switch to Man United has been strengthened after the 25-year-old rejected a move to Barcelona. They too report the transfer fee is likely to be in the region of £16m (€20m), citing that Red Devils boss Van Gaal wants Hummels to be lead his defence following the departures of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic at the end of last season.Man United fans, do you think you’ll sign Mats Hummels this summer? Comment below…last_img read more


first_imgIreland’s most famous amateur weatherman has told the Irish public not to rule out a white St Patrick’s Day.Postman Michael GallagherIn early January postman Michael Gallagher predicted a prolonged cold snap lasting until the end of February.Now the Glenfin weather sleuth, who uses plants and animals to make his forecasts, says we could have snow on March 17th. He said “I definitely think there’s a strong chance that Paddy could be wearing a white coat on March 17th.“I would say the chances are quite strong – a 60% chance I’d give it.“I could well but wrong but I knew back in January that we were going to have a long winter and there was going to be plenty of snow and that’s the case now.“All the indications are that this cold snap is not going to go away too quickly and it could spread up until St Patrick’s Day,” he said.  NOW WEATHERMAN MICHAEL CLAIMS ‘PADDY COULD BE WEARING A WHITE COAT’! was last modified: March 3rd, 2015 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:donegalforecastMichael Gallaghersnowlast_img read more


first_imgEverton star Shane Duffy has been handed his full international debut by Martin O’Neil for the clash with Costa Rica tonight. Everton star Shane Duffy, who has close Letterkenny connections, made his full international debut for the Republic Of Ireland tonight against Costa Rica.His father Brian who hails from Ard O’Donnell, Letterkenny, will be beaming with pride tonight as his son makes his full international debut under the watchful eye of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane.Duffy had been on the fringes of the Irish set-up during the Trappattoni era, and was named in a number of squads, but never made his full debut during the Italians spell as manager. Duffy, who is from Derry had represented Northern Ireland at underage level, but switched allegiances to the Republic of Ireland when they showed an interest in capping him at U19 level in 2010.    EVERTON STAR SHANE DUFFY MAKES FULL INTERNATIONAL DEBUT AGAINST COSTA RICA was last modified: June 7th, 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:evertonIrelandletterkennynewsShane DuffySportlast_img read more

Woman pleads guilty in FBI affair

first_imgA woman once accused of being a Chinese double agent while having a long love affair with an FBI agent pleaded guilty Friday to making a false statement to the FBI and filing a false tax return in a surprise ending to a complex case in which implications of sex and intrigue overwhelmed suggestions of spying. Katrina Leung, 51, admitted she lied to the FBI about her intimate relationship with her FBI handler, James J. Smith, and that she failed to include all her income on her tax returns for the year 2000. Leung, a socialite who lives in the wealthy suburb of San Marino, stood between her attorneys as she addressed U.S. District Judge Florence Marie Cooper. “I want to say that it’s great to be an American. I love America. I love American values,” Leung said. Smith pleaded guilty in connection with the case and was sentenced earlier this year to probation and a fine of $10,000. He admitted that he had lied to the FBI about his affair with Leung. Leung, a naturalized citizen, was recruited to work for the FBI, gathering intelligence during frequent business trips to China. Smith was her FBI handler and vouched for her trustworthiness during briefings with his superiors. Prosecutors said Leung began working for China as a double agent around 1990. An indictment contended she had access to classified documents from Smith’s briefcase that she copied with the intent of using them to benefit a foreign nation. But neither she nor Smith was ever charged with espionage. Smith was charged with gross negligence for allegedly allowing her access to the classified material. He ultimately pleaded to a single count of making a false statement about their affair. The case against Leung virtually collapsed early this year when the judge rebuked prosecutors for “deliberate misconduct” and dismissed all charges. The judge said prosecutors purposely kept the defense from contacting Smith as they prepared for Leung’s trial and, in so doing, violated her due-process rights to a key witness. The government appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate the charges and that appeal was pending when the plea bargain was announced. Outside court, Leung was asked why she decided to plead guilty with the government appeal still pending. “I pled guilty today because I want to put this all behind me and let the past be the past and move forward,” she said. Defense attorney Janet Levine said the outcome was “vindication for Katrina and Kam Leung.” Co-counsel John Vandevelde said, “It takes a strong individual with a strong family and resources to fight this kind of case. The government has incredible power, especially today.” Leung was paid a total of $1.7 million by the FBI for her information as an intelligence asset code-named “Parlor Maid.” Both she and Smith were married during their affair and their respective spouses have stood by them. 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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “I’m looking forward to putting this behind me and continuing on in this beautiful country,” she said. “God bless America.” Leung, who already spent three months in jail and 18 months in home detention, agreed to be immediately sentenced. The plea deal provided for no more time in custody, three years of probation, 100 hours of community service and a $10,000 fine. She agreed to government debriefings, including use of polygraph devices. Leung acknowledged that when she was questioned by the FBI about Smith she told them that he was “just a good family friend” and that she had never traveled with him abroad. In her plea she said she traveled with him to Hong Kong and England and they did have an intimate relationship. She said she concealed $35,000 in payments from the FBI and $16,389 in rental income on her tax return. The tax return was filed for her and her husband. The judge said the plea agreement relieves him of all further tax consequences as well. Her husband, Kam Leung, sat in the front row of the courtroom as she entered the plea. last_img read more

Cross Country Resumes Competition at Missouri’s Gans Creek Classic

first_img Meet Informationa The Drake University cross country teams return to competition Friday to race against 10 other teams at the Gans Creek Classic, hosted by the University of Missouri.The Bulldogs lace up their spikes following two weeks of training with the women competing in a 6-kilometer race at 5 p.m., while the men stretch out to race on an 8-kilometer course.Challenging the Bulldogs will be competitors from Missouri, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Illinois State, North Florida, SEMO, Saint Louis, SIU, UMKC and UAB.The men’s team travels to the competition ranked 11th in the Midwest region and the Bulldogs have earned Missouri Valley Conference Athlete of the Week honors following each of their previous two competitions with Matt Cozine and newcomer Adam Fogg collecting those honors. Story Links Print Friendly Version Live Results last_img read more