Rockets extend streak to 10 games with win over Bulls

first_imgThe NBA-leading Rockets became the first team since San Antonio in the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season to have three winning streaks of at least 10 games in a season. They won 14 in a row from Nov. 16-Dec. 18 and 17 straight from Jan. 28-March 7.Lauri Markkanen returned after missing Saturday’s game with lower back spasms and had 22 points for the Bulls, who dropped their sixth straight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Rockets had a 21-point lead at halftime, paced by 24 points from Gordon, and opened the third quarter with a 16-2 run to extend it to 76-41 with 7 1/2 minutes left in the quarter. Ariza had eight points, powered by two 3-pointers in that stretch.The Bulls couldn’t do anything right in that span, missing four shots and committing five turnovers, including one on a shot clock violation and another when David Nwaba stepped out of bounds. MOST READ Nwaba made Chicago’s first basket in more than 3 1/2 minutes, but the Rockets scored the next seven points to make it a 40-point lead with just more than five minutes left in the quarter.After never trailing in their blowout wins over New Orleans and Atlanta, the Rockets spent 13 seconds behind on Tuesday night after Cameron Payne put Chicago up 2-0 with a basket early in the first.Gordon’s first 3-pointer came next to put Houston up for good. It was the first of a 14-3 run that put the Rockets ahead 14-5 with about 8 1/2 minutes left in the quarter.Markkanen had the next seven points to get Chicago within two, but an 11-2 spurt by Houston followed to extend the lead to 25-14.Chicago cut the lead to eight on a 3-pointer by Denzel Valentine about nine minutes before halftime before the Rockets used a 13-2 run to extend it to 51-32 five minutes later. Nene had four points in that stretch and Gordon added five, including a 3-pointer to cap it.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker (4) and Chicago Bulls center Cristiano Felicio vie for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — Eric Gordon scored 31 points and tied a career high with eight 3-pointers on a night James Harden sat out to rest, and the Houston Rockets got their 10th straight win with a 118-86 rout of the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night.Trevor Ariza added 21 points and Chris Paul had 13 points and 10 assists in his return after missing the last three games with a sore hamstring.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Clamping down: Wade, Heat stymie Cavaliers Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism The Rockets were up by 16 late in the second when Gordon scored all of Houston’s points in an 8-4 run to wrap up the first half and make it 60-39.TIP-INSBulls: Sean Kilpatrick, who signed a three-year deal on Tuesday, had 12 points and two rebounds. … Noah Vonleh had 10 points and 12 rebounds. … Chicago had 18 turnovers.Rockets: Luc Mbah a Moute missed his third straight game with a sore left knee. … Houston made 18 3-pointers to give them at least 15 in six of the last seven games. … Tuesday was the third straight game where Houston held its opponent to less than 50 points in the first half.UP NEXTBulls: Visit Miami on Thursday.Rockets: Host Phoenix on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View commentslast_img read more

Beloved actor/comedian Henry Rodney in need of help

first_imgBeloved Comedian and Actor Henry Rodney, who is known for his quick wits and ability to have his audienceHenry Rodneyrolling with laughter in their seats, has lately however been fighting an unknown illness that is threatening his career in theatre. Rodney has been an entertainer for over 30 years and has performed both locally and abroad.Rodney has been searching for a breakthrough in an illness doctors have not yet identified and he says while he trusts in the Almighty to bring him through, he is concerned about his deteriorating health. He explained that he has been suffering for over a year and has visited a number of doctors, but thus far, none of them have been able to provide an accurate diagnosis.“Over a year ago, I started to experience weakness in my legs and I decided to go check it out. So I went and saw Dr Roach, and Dr Roach questioned me thoroughly. He asked me to do some tests, and when I returned… he said he suspected Parkinson’s disease. He referred me to the internal medicine clinic to meet with the specialist. I did meet that consultant named Dr Khan, he’s a Cuban doctor, and based on Dr Roach’s report, he gave me two months’ treatment. It wasn’t until I got back after the treatment, that I fortunately or unfortunately saw another doctor. I saw Dr Khan that morning and he told me it wasn’t Parkinson. He too questioned me and put me on an exercise routine. He was adamant, he wanted a second opinion so I went across to Dr Doobay,” he explained.He related that Dr Doobay ran several tests; however, the cause of his illness was still undetermined. He also explained that the doctor put him on medication to help boost his immune system, so as to alleviate some of the symptoms that he had been experiencing. “He asked me to redo some tests, and to do some additional tests. I did the same… I kept doing tests until he was satisfied. And I was not treated but Dr Doobay continued with the builders – Iron, B Complex and multivitamins… and that’s what I have been using all the time,” the thespian explained.However, despite this, Rodney related that lately the symptoms have become more intense, impeding his daily routines to an extent. “Lately, I have been experiencing the weakness again,” he shared, adding that the change in his health was noticed by his fellow actors and comedians who were quick to offer their assistance.“My colleagues observed that my movements slowed considerably… and I wasn’t worried ‘cause I am a believer and I know that there is a God… I know he is in charge of everything. I was a bit concerned though. I was concerned with the slowing of my movements as I was thinking of my acting career and they started to look out for me. And then suddenly I got this call from Desiree Edghill who spearheads everything and they’ve been doing a wonderful job. They were in a meeting with me and some others in the entertainment fraternity and they took it from there. Everything set and organised was done by them… a group of concerned thespians,” he fondly related.Edghill set up a GoFundMe page online in Rodney’s aid, and a benefit concert has also been organised for the comedian. The concert titled “ROKATUKS” was planned with the aim of raising funds to offset the medical expenses for the popular actor.last_img read more

M&CC to improve services of City Constabulary Department

first_imgIn light of the findings and recommendations out of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) conducted into City Hall last year, the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) is now on a path to improve the services offered by the City Constabulary Department.Chief Constable of the City Constabulary Department, Andrew FooThis was taken into consideration after a number of complaints have surfaced in relation to the safety of persons traversing and operating within the capital city.It is against this backdrop that the City Council on Monday passed a No-Confidence Motion against Chief Constable of the Department, Andrew Foo to have him dismissed from the position as Head of the Constabulary Department.The motion was moved by Constituency Councillor Denroy Tudor during the City Council’s statutory meeting held at City Hall.Tudor noted that the motion was aimed at changing what he described as “lack of management” presently dominating the security department, and has been the cause of poor work outputted by the officers. According to him, with the motion passed, the Constabulary Department can now act with efficiency and serve the nation’s citizens well.“We have seen what has transpired within this wonderful Council as it relates to the City Constabulary. This laissez-faire understanding or lack of management coming at the level of the City Constabulary has transferred to most of those officers. So we want to ensure that we change that…with this motion passed, persons cannot only just feel the presence of the City Constabulary working in efficiency for the residents of Georgetown but certainly understand the role of the City Constabulary” Tudor explained.Furthermore, the Councillor disclosed that a recommendation made at a recent committee meeting to have a security plan drafted fell on deaf ears, and this had led to the numerous complaints from vendors and residents in relation to the safety of the environment.“No security plan was put in place for Russell square, and we had residents, vendors there that have been complaining tirelessly as it relates to these issues. We are trying to ensure that our vendors can move comfortably, we are trying to ensure that our residents that traverse the Stabroek Square can be able to move without any cause of fear and apprehension….this motion is aimed at ensuring that we see a change within this Council,” he asserted.In 2018, Foo was summoned before the CoI led by Justice Cecil Kennard (ret’d), and it was later revealed in the CoI’s final report that oral submissions made by the Chief Constable contained conflicting statements. It was then stated in the report that Foo lacks credibility, integrity, competence, and should be dismissed.In the previous year, City Hall’s Legal Affairs and Security Committee had recommended that the Chief Constable along with the ASP, Virjanand Gafur, the supervisor of investigations, be sent on 14 days leave for serious neglect of duty in relation to their roles in investigating sexual assault involving a minor at the City Constabulary.These are among the reasons which led to the No-Confidence Motion being passed. The motion was carried by 19 council members, two voted against it and three abstained.The motion was seconded by Councillor Eketa Edwards, who pointed out that Foo has failed to effectively carry out his role.“The Chief Constable has failed to put effective systems in place, it is evident that it is a management problem and the city Department is not being managed effectively…the Department should be delivering high-quality policing services deterring crime by engaging in effective partnerships.” Edwards posited.last_img read more

Netflix ships billionth DVD

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Netflix Inc. delivered its 1 billionth DVD over the weekend, marking another milestone in the Internet rental service’s evolution from a peculiar dot-com to a marquee attraction in millions of homes. It took Netflix nearly 7 years to mail out 1 billion DVDs – about seven months less than it took McDonald’s Corp. to sell 1 billion hamburgers after opening its first restaurant in April 1955. To commemorate the occasion, Netflix is awarding a lifetime subscription to the Helotes, Texas, customer who received the 1billionth DVD shipped from one of the LosGatos-based company’s 42 distribution centers nationwide. Netflix didn’t identify the recipient because of its privacy policies but did reveal the title of the landmark DVD – “Babel,” one of the Best Picture nominees in Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony. The Oscars play a big role in shaping the rental requests of Netflix’s 6.3 million subscribers. “Crash,” the Best Picture winner at last year’s Academy Awards, ranks as the most frequently requested DVD from Netflix’s library of more than 70,000 titles. “Million Dollar Baby,” the 2005 Best Picture winner, is the fifth-most-requested rental. But it doesn’t necessarily take a prestigious award to become a big hit on Netflix. The service’s second-most rented DVD is “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” a less acclaimed flick best known for sparking an off-screen affair between stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. – Associated Press last_img read more

Rooney excited for ‘great moment’ in England farewell

first_img“Playing on the squad for this game and see some old teammates, see Gareth and the coaching staff, and then obviously to play at Wembley for the last time will be a great moment,” Rooney said.“To see old teammates, coaches and be around them for a few days, but also to see the fans — it’ll be great to pull on the England shirt again in front of the fans in almost a way of me saying thank you to the fans for the support you’ve shown me over my time playing for England.”England’s all-time men’s goals leader came to MLS in July, lifting DC United from the bottom of the table to the playoffs in his first campaign. United were ousted by Columbus in their post-season opener earlier this month.England’s Football Association set up the Rooney tribute with proceeds going to youth charities.“Obviously it’s a huge honor for the FA to grant me this game. It’s an important game, obviously. The money will be raised for children’s charities, which I think is really important,” Rooney said.Rooney, 33, has scored 53 goals in 119 England appearances since making his debut for the Three Lions on February 12, 2003. He has not played for England since a 3-0 victory over Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016.“I have to admit I don’t know how much I’m going to play, whether that’s from the start or whether that’s the last few minutes,” Rooney said.“I’ll speak to Gareth before we meet up. Whatever he wants me then to play I’m happy to do so.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wayne Rooney, shown in his DC United debut last July, is excited about his farewell match for England on Thursday at Wembley Stadium © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Patrick McDermottWASHINGTON, United States, Nov 13 – Wayne Rooney says he is honoured to make a final appearance for England and happy for manager Gareth Southgate to decide his playing time Thursday against the United States.Former Manchester United star Rooney, in video comments released Monday by his Major League Soccer club DC United, detailed his excitement at earning his 120th cap for England in his farewell match, a friendly against the Americans at Wembley Stadium.last_img read more

What Everton’s new boy has been doing since he was last ‘home’ – busy boy

first_img1 Everton have signed Gerard Deulofeu After previously having him in on loan for the 2013/14 season, Everton have today completed a permanent £4.3m deal for Barcelona’s Gerard Deulofeu.The move marks the second major transfer window addition for the Toffees so far after Tom Cleverley, and the return of a fan favourite will surely please the Everton faithful, with manager Roberto Martinez claiming Deulofeu “considers Everton as home.”Last time around, the 21-year-old helped Everton finish fifth and record 72 points for the season, a club-high in the Premier League. He made 25 appearances in the league, scoring three goals and making three asists. Once his loan expired, Barcelona wouldn’t let him return to Goodison Park for a second campaign, with intentions of promoting him to their own first-team squad.Instead, the midfielder ultimately ended up being sent out on loan again for the 2014/15 campaign, this time to Sevilla, where he made 17 appearances to help the team finish fifth and win the Europa League.Taking a look back at Deulofeu’s hugely successful time at Everton, this could be a bargain for Roberto Martinez’s side. A return to the form that saw him make his international debut for Spain and be hailed, alongside the likes of Paul Pogba, as one of the most exciting young players in Europe, should push the club back into contention for a place in the Europa League.As Martinez himself has said, Deulofeu needs no introduction at Everton, but let’s take a peek at how he’s been performing in his year away from the club:last_img read more

Manchester United warning! They must sign striker AND Blind replacement

first_imgEd Woodward has been warned he must deliver quality signings for Louis van Gaal before the transfer window closes.Manchester United are unbeaten so far this season and blew away Club Brugge on Wednesday night to secure a place in the Champions League group stages, with Wayne Rooney hitting a hat-trick to end his goal drought in impressive fashion.But, according to expert analyst and former Premier League star Craig Burley, United are still short of quality in attack AND defence and he claims the wheels could fall off if chief negotiator Woodward does not tie up some big-money deals in the next week.Speaking on The Sports Bar, Burley said: “It was very impressive [against Brugge] and it was good to see Rooney scoring again but it doesn’t change anything from Manchester United’s perspective.“They still need to do something in the striking department and they still need to do something in the back four because Daley Blind will get caught out defensively against better players.“Watch this space to see what Ed Woodward is going to deliver for Louis van Gaal and Man United fans between now and next Tuesday because that is the interesting story.”last_img read more

Hull boss Steve Bruce resigns THREE WEEKS before the season – talkSPORT sources

first_img1 Steve Bruce: The 55-year-old led his side to play-off success at Wembley in May Steve Bruce has left his role as manager of Hull City, talkSPORT understands. The 55-year-old, who led the Tigers back to the Premier League with Championship play-off success in May, departs the Yorkshire club just three weeks before their season opener against champions Leicester City.Bruce did not take training on Friday and he has handed in his resignation at the KC Stadium. He was interviewed for the England manager’s job recently, but he looks set to be pipped to the role as the FA close in on Sam Allardyce’s appointment. The former Sunderland, Wigan and Birmingham boss leaves after four years, following his appointment in June 2012, and reports suggest he was disillusioned with the lack of additions made to his injury-hit squad ahead of the new campaign.last_img read more

PACKIE BONNER ASKS PUBLIC TO HELP SAVE FINN HARPS

first_imgDonegal soccer legend Packie Bonner has sent out an SOS to help save Finn Harps.The Ballybofey club has once again found itself facing an uphill financial battle if it is to survive.But the former Glasgow Celtic and Ireland Legend Packie Bonner says it is vitally important for football in Donegal that Finn Harps remain in the League of Ireland. Packie says ‘The continuation of Finn Harps in the League of Ireland is vital for the development of football in Donegal. Over the past number of years Finn Harps have been a key element in developing a clear pathway to allow the best young footballers in the county to develop their talent.“At present for example Finn Harps Under 19 are top of the Northern Section in the National League, this team is comprised of players who have come through this development system. I look forward to seeing some of these players progress like others in the past, into the senior team.”Packie is also delighted that Finn Harps in conjunction with the FAI Development Officers have developed strong community relationships with Primary Schools in Donegal‘It is good to hear Harps have over eighty schools registered with the club and that the Harps Players actively visit the schools, rolling out competitions and coaching sessions, as well as the initiatives such as bringing kids to the FAI Cup Final,” he added. Finn Harps have come out recently and outlined that they need €48,000 to achieve licensing for the coming year.According to Packie it is important for clubs such as Harps that they keep their fans and the sporting public aware of their financial situation on an ongoing basic.‘It is important that the activities of club affairs are open and transparent and I welcome the club’s efforts in this area’.At present Finn Harps are asking people to donate a €100 in a once off contribution, in return for inclusion in the Harps Lotto 2012.This as well as other fundraising initiates, Packie Bonner is asking the Donegal Public to support Harps financially ‘I am asking the sporting public and the business community of Donegal to get behind Finn Harps financially in the coming four weeks.” PACKIE BONNER ASKS PUBLIC TO HELP SAVE FINN HARPS was last modified: November 24th, 2011 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:finn harpsPackie Bonnerlast_img read more

‘King of Tory’, Patsy Dan Rodgers, to be given Freedom of Donegal

first_imgDonegal County Council is expected to afford the Freedom of Donegal to the ‘King of Tory’, Patsy Dan Rodgers.At its monthly meeting on Monday, Councillors are set to unanimously pass a motion to bestow the Freedom of the County upon the 74-year-old.The motion asks that the honour be given ‘in recognition of his lifelong commitment to the preservation and promotion of all aspects of Island life, and to honour the many years of service given to his beloved Tory Island.’ Patsy Dan was one of the leading campaigners against the Government’s plans to resettle the islanders on the Donegal mainland following storms in 1974 that had cut off Tory Island for nearly two months.He is well known in the promotion of music and art on the island. He was one of the original members of the Tory School of Art and is regularly accompanied by his accordion.The contribution made by Patsy Dan as an ambassador for the island has received widespread appreciation.He has been recognised by proclamation of the City of New York and he received an honorary Masters degree from the University of Ulster, in 1997. Patsy Dan has been the King of Tory since 1993. He greets each passenger ferry that lands and welcomes visitors ‘Fáilte romhat’.Likewise, those departing the island are bade a personal ‘Slán go foill’.‘King of Tory’, Patsy Dan Rodgers, to be given Freedom of Donegal was last modified: May 25th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Donegal County CouncilFREEDOM OF DONEGALking of torypatsy dan rodgersToryTory Islandlast_img read more