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Altercation leads to arrest in Greensburg

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — One person was arrested in Greensburg after an altercation over the weekend.Early Saturday morning, Greensburg police responded to the Decatur County Memorial Hospital regarding a female that had been involved in an altercation.When officers arrived, they began speaking with the victim.After speaking with her, officers went to the 700 block of North Ohio Street to speak with the other individual in the altercation.Police say that when officers arrived, the male was uncooperative.During the investigation, officers learned that firearms were in the house.Comments were made that concerned the officers.The Greensburg Tactical Team responded to the scene.A perimeter was established around the house.The Indiana State Police were called in to negotiate with the male subject.After several minutes, officers took the subject into custody.Two officers received minor injuries during the apprehension.After being released from the hospital for evaluation, the male was booked at the Decatur County Jail on several charges.Police have not released the name, pending the completion of the investigation.last_img read more

Lakers get past Detroit Piston, 106-102

first_img“I told Nick I’m going to say something a coach has never said: Nick Young won a game on defense,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said. “He’s been watching tape. He’s been trying and listening to everything we say.”Farmar also exemplified the Lakers’ play that made their fans scream in excitement one moment and yell in frustration in another moment. Farmar helped the Lakers overcome a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit with a three-pointer, a reverse layup and a stepback jumper. With the Lakers leading 104-101 with 16 seconds remaining, though, Farmar fouled Detroit guard Brandon Jennings at the top of the key just as he attempted a three-pointer. Jennings missed two of his three free-throw attempts, prompting Detroit to intentionally foul Farmar on the inbounds pass. But Farmar missed both foul shots, setting up Young’s charge on the next possession. “I was going to be aggressive. But I also let myself get too emotional,” said Farmar, who finished with 13 points. “I didn’t foul (Jennings). He didn’t foul me. The basketball gods weighed it out. (Jennings) missed two. I missed two. I was upset, but Nick came through for us and we got a charge and we got here with a win.”As a result, the Lakers (9-8) secured a 2-1 week-long trip, improved their road record to 3-5 and won five of their past six games. AUBURN HILLS, Mich. >> Depending on what possession they ran, the Lakers appeared either worthy of conducting a basketball clinic or showing they could learn from one.Nursing a splint in his sprained ring finger in his left hand, Nick Young’s shooting stroke suffered with a 3-of-12 mark from the field. But he salvaged the Lakers’ 106-102 victory by drawing a charge from Detroit forward Josh Smith before sinking two free throws.“I’m the defensive player of the year now,” Young joked. “It goes down in the (history) books. Hopefully I can see this on a highlight.”It’s understandable why Young stomped his feet in excitement as he lay on the ground after drawing the charge. The USC and Cleveland High product has etched his reputation as a shoot-first, defend-later player. Hence, why his longtime friend Jordan Farmar conceded feeling “amazed” in what he described as “the play of the game.” “Those are very positive signs for our team. Now we can continue to build and grow with what we’re doing,” Lakers forward Pau Gasol said, whose quiet 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting also coincided with feeling pain in his left hand and right pinkie finger. “We’ll have to continue to prove we’re on the right track.”The Lakers initially showed mixed signals against Detroit that they were. The Lakers looked beautiful with their outside shooting stroke. Wesley Johnson posted a season-high 27 points on 9-of-11 shooting and a career-high 6 of 7 from three-point range. Shawne Williams also posted a season-high 20 points on a 7-of-13 clip and 6-of-11 mark from beyond the arc. But the Lakers’ interior defense soured that effort, allowing Detroit to score 76 points in the paint. Jordan Hill exemplified that trend, finishing with a quiet two-point performance on one field goal attempt and four rebounds in 14 minutes. Though Hill also nursed a sprained left ankle, D’Antoni sat him for the entire fourth quarter more because of his depleted energy. “They went after it and was more aggressive,” Hill said. “You got to hit them from the start and kepe fighting and don’t have letups.”But with Young making the defensive play when it mattered the most, the Lakers overcame their inconsistent lapses. “That felt good that I did that for my team,” Young said. “I was in a situation I was forced to do anything it takes to win.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

BLINGISMYTHING & FANTICOLA HEAD A FIELD OF 10 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 ROYAL HEROINE STAKES AT A MILE ON TURF

first_imgALEXIS TANGIER, BIRDLOVER & QUEEN OF THE SAND HELP ROUND OUT COMPETITIVE FIELD ON GOLD CUP DAY ARCADIA, Calif. (June 24, 2015)–Graded stakes placed Fanticola and Graded stakes winner Blingismything head a field of 10 in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up going a mile on the turf.Beaten a nose and a neck in her last two races, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Fanticola will attempt to return to winning form in the Royal Heroine, her last victory coming in the Megahertz Stakes at a mile on the turf Jan. 17.Second in the Grade III Santa Barbara Handicap on April 18 to Royal Heroine contender Queen of the Sand, Fanticola was beaten a neck in her most recent outing, the Grade I Gamely when east-coast invader Hard Not to Like scraped along the rail to nail her on the wire May 25.Owned by Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino, the 5-year-old mare by Silent Name has two wins, a second and a third at the distance. She is 16-4-5-6 overall with $348,300 in earnings.Graded stakes winner Blingismything was a close third in the Grade I Gamely after sitting second throughout, beaten only three quarters of a length, but gained her first graded stakes victory two races back when going a mile on the turf in the Grade III Wilshire on April 26.Trained by Eric Kruljac and owned by Class Racing Stable Blingismything’s last four races have all been in graded stakes here at Santa Anita including a third place finish four races back in the Grade II Buena Vista Feb. 16 and another third place finish in the Grade II Las Cienegas April 11.Like Fanticola, Blingismything has two wins, a second and a third from four tries at the Royal Heroine distance.Blingismything is 11-4-2-4- overall with earnings of $282,330.A winner of four out of her last six races, Doug O’Neill’s front-running Birdlover comes into Saturday off a third place finish to Blingismything in the Wilshire after leading throughout with a win in her most recent race, the Mizdirection Stakes, run at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course.With all horses assigned 119 pounds, here is the field for Saturday’s Grade II Royal Heroine Stakes, to be run as the eighth race on a 10-race card Saturday, with jockeys in post position order: Blingismything, Tyler Baze; Generosidade, Tiago Pereira; Stormy Lucy, Flavien Prat; Birdlover, Mike Smith; Mangita, Aaron Gryder; Famous Alice, Gary Stevens; Fanticola, Joe Talamo; Queen of the Sand, Rafael Bejarano; Alexis Tangier, Victor Espinoza; One More, Mario Gutierrez.                 First post time on Saturday is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Sunshine on a rainy day – ‘Sunshine Park’ opened at Tara Court

first_imgThe skies above were greying, but ‘Sunshine’ will now be a permanent fixture in one Letterkenny estate. A new park – ‘Sunshine Park’, as it has been named – was officially opened at Tara Court this evening.The park is named in memory of the late Patrick ‘Sunshine’ McFadden, who died four years ago this week. A native of Milford who settled in Letterkenny in the early 1980s, he was one of the Cathedral Town’s best known characters.Possessing a wit and a humour that were equally matched, he was a fond political analyst and a keen sports fan, who was a former captain at Portsalon Golf Club.A large crowd of family and friends gathered for the official opening today.The ribbon was cut by Patrick’s wife Anne, daughters Natalie and Stephanie and son Patrick, who spoke on behalf of the family. Another daughter, Danielle, couldn’t be present as she now lives in Toronto.A wooden bench, with a commemorative plaque (including the inscription ‘Sometimes I sit and think. Sometimes I just sit. Come and sit a while with me’) was unveiled by his grandchildren Emma and Patrick.An avid follower of the Blaney family, his political passion remained sharp and he was a firm backer of Ciaran Brogan’s election to Donegal County Council in 1999.From then right up to his death in 2015, he was a loyal follower of the Letterkenny-based Fianna Fáil councillor, for whom he regularly canvassed.“He’s gone now four years this week and he was one of the greatest characters that we all knew,” Cllr Brogan said at today’s ceremony. “He was someone who was very loyal to me from the day and hour that I entered political life.“There was no doubt that his heart was here in Tara Court.Cllr. Ciaran Brogan with James Russell on the bench unveiled in memory of the late Patrick ‘Sunshine’ McFadden at Tara Court“Some of the older residents will remember issues about taking over Tara Court, tarring Tara Court, getting the roads done and the footpaths done.“He was never found wanting when it came to the residents of Tara Court. “He was well known right across the county and further afield, as a plasterer, a great golfer, a powerful dart thrower, but politics was definitely where he came into his own.“It was all about people: putting people first and meeting people.”Former Minister for Sport James McDaid was among the large crowd who attended the opening.The new park was blessed by Fr Brendan Ward, CC Aughaninshin and a minute’s silence was held in memory of all deceased Tara Court residents.Fr. Brendan Ward blessing the “Sunshine Park” on Saturday with Gabriel Flood, chairman of the Tara Court Residents Association.Speaking on behalf of the Tara Court residents, Gabriel Flood remembered one of the estates ‘much missed residents’.“Paddy was already a well known character in the Letterkenny area through his work, his love of golf and huge involvement as a political activist for the late Neil T Blaney,” he said.“Indeed, there are many stories told of canvassing on doorsteps and tae being drunk in the search of securing votes.“One thing that sticks in my head is the huge respect Paddy had for people in public office – regardless of what party, if any, they belonged to and he would often state ‘ABC is a good hard working councillor.Ann McFadden at the opening of the “Sunshine Park” at Tara Court, Letterkenny on Saturday evening with Enda Nicholls, Phil and Mary Brogan, Cllr. Ciaran Brogan, Dr. James McDaid, Anne McGowan, Anthony Arthur and James Russell.“It is a great testimony to the man that he be remembered by members in attendance here of the local Municipal Council.”The idea of a park in Tara Court was first mooted in 1991, but has finally come to fruition.Gabriel added: “Projects like this demand a lot of thought work, sponsorship and planning and a committed driving force from people like James and Ann Russell, Eamon and Annmarie Rusell and the rest of the Russell family along with Billy Gibbons, who kept a keen eye on the procedures as work was being done.“There are so many who played a part in this project.”Patrick McFadden speaking at the opening of the “Sunshine Park” at Tara Court, Letterkenny on Saturday evening.Thanks were extended to the sponsors who made it possible.Now, Tara Court has a permanent memorial to one of the area’s most staunch activists.And now there’ll always be Sunshine on a rainy day in Tara Court.Sunshine on a rainy day – ‘Sunshine Park’ opened at Tara Court was last modified: May 18th, 2019 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:Ciaran BroganGabriel FloodletterkennyPatrick McFaddenSunshine ParkTara Courtlast_img read more

Arctic Camel Found

first_img(Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Fossils from a large species of camel living in Canada’s high arctic contain soft tissue.What’s an iconic desert creature doing in the freezing wastes of the north?  The BBC News reported the discovery of 30 fragments of camel leg bones found on Ellesmere Island.  Some of them had collagen, even though dated in the evolutionary scheme at 3.5 million years old.  Evolutionists date the earliest camels at 45 million years old, but were astonished to find specimens this far north.The ancient camels would have had to cope with long and harsh winters, with temperatures plunging well below freezing. There would have been snow storms and months of perpetual darkness.The camels appear to have been 30% larger than modern camels.  The article says they probably had shaggier coats.  Their splayed feet, researchers surmise, would have been just as adapted to walk on snow as on sand, and their large eyes just as useful for arctic low-light conditions as for modern desert habitats.Researchers claimed the collagen shows the fossil camel was a “direct ancestor of modern camels.”  Mike Buckley (U of Mancester) said the fragments provide “new insight into the evolution of this animal.”If this is evolution, it’s backwards.  The fossil camels were larger and more adaptive to more habitats.  Nothing was stated about half-camels.  Did they just “appear” on the scene fully evolved?  This is another example not of Darwinian progress, but modern impoverishment from a richer, more diverse biosphere in the past.  Ignore the millions-of-years dates; they’re plot elements of the Darwinian story, not facts of nature.last_img read more

Liquid fuel from coal

first_imgErika Schutze Sasol’s plant in Secunda, near Johannesburg. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more photos, visit the image library.)Every day 120 000 metric tons of coal are transported to a plant at Secunda, near Johannesburg, where they are converted into 150 000 barrels of oil a day.The plant belongs to one of South Africa’s success stories, Sasol, the parastatal company that invented and perfected the technology for making petrol and diesel from coal.Sasol’s main plant in the province of Mpumalanga – the only commercial coal-to-liquid plant in the world – produces about 150 000 barrels of synthetic fuel a day and meets about 28% of South Africa’s annual fuel needs.Coal-to-liquid (CTL) technology makes economic sense only in a world of high oil prices: synthetic fuels become economically viable when oil prices reach $50 a barrel. As a result, Sasol has come of age. Until 2003, oil prices averaged $25 a barrel, making $45-a-barrel liquid coal economically prohibitive, but today oil prices hover at $70-a barrel, so the demand for CTL technology is booming.Worldwide liquid-coal production is expected to rise from 150 000 barrels a day in 2007 to 600 000 in 2020 and 1.8 million barrels a day in 2030.Nowadays – amid soaring oil prices and instability in the Middle East – the Sasol petrochemicals group is being courted by countries across the globe. Sasol usually charges a fee for licensing its technology, but concentrates on establishing a share ownership in the facilities once built – with the aim of ensuring a slice of the long-term profits. Sasol is now the world’s biggest producer of synthetic fuel, having branched out to gas-to-liquid technology too. Its profitability has also been boosted by expanding its end products to include plastics, fertilizers and explosives. Its larger chemical portfolios include polymers and solvents, and their intermediates, waxes, phenolics and nitrogenous products.The group also has a retail presence – selling liquid fuels and lubricants through a growing network of Sasol convenience stores and Exel service stations.HistoryThe CTL technology dates back to the 1920s, when two German chemists, Franz Fischer and Hans Tropsch, developed a process to convert coal into a gas and then used it to make synthetic fuels. During the Nazi reign, the “Fischer-Tropsch method” was employed in the war effort, as Germany lacked access to sufficient crude oil. International oil companies also experimented with the process, but put it aside because oil was cheaper.Sasol – prompted by South Africa’s apartheid-era isolation, as well as the poor quality of its coal- perfected this technology at its first plant in Sasolburg back in 1955. When oil prices soared in the 1970s, Sasol built two more plants in Secunda with a $6-billion government loan. The company was privatised and was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 1979, but the government maintains a 23.5% stake.This heavy subsidisation pattern continues, with this expensive technology requiring similar incentives and loan guarantees elsewhere – resulting in engineers shunning CTL for a long time. But with the world approaching energy peak, CTL technology is gaining favour.Coal cars and planesAnother benefit of CTL technology is that the engines of cars need no modification to use the product. In fact, Sasol’s daily production supplies 30% of South Africa’s transport-fuel needs. Fuel experts predict that liquefied coal will be providing much of the world with its transport fuel within the next 20 years.For the past seven years, aircraft flying from OR Tambo International Airport have used a semi-synthetic blend of 50% jet fuel from coal produced at a Sasol CTL refinery and 50% derived from traditional crude oil. The US Air Force has intensified its focus on CTL with projects to substitute B52 jet fuel with coal-derived liquid fuels. The US is monitoring Sasol’s innovations in this area.Environmental impactCTL technology looks set to stay. The world has enough known oil reserves for just 41 years, but has 155 years’ worth of coal reserves; the technology, therefore, looks set to enjoy further resuscitation elsewhere – regardless of its expense and environmental impact.Liquefied coal emits twice as much carbon dioxide as burning oil, so countries looking to limit greenhouse gas emissions may have to find alternative carbon trading mechanisms to offset the damage caused by CTL technology. As a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol, South Africa is committed to curbing its carbon emissions, but since it is classified as a a “developing country” it has some leeway before having to institute these changes. CTL technology also emits large amounts of sulphur dioxide, leading environmentalists to lobby against it on behalf of neighbouring people who suffer respiratory problems.However, CTL technology proponents have indicated that the technology can be improved. Newer plants capture carbon underground, as sequestration (separation) technology traps and buries the CO2 waste emissions, protecting the atmosphere from harm. With sequestration, powering a car with liquid coal is approximately 30% cleaner than using petrol.Other countriesCTL technology is particularly attractive in India because the country has significant coal resources and because 72% of its crude oil is imported. Sasol has shown interest in bringing its technology to India and is willing to invest about $6-billion in an Indian coal liquefaction project.China, whose coal reserves are estimated at one trillion tons, is drawing on Sasol to turn this into liquefied coal. In the pipeline are about $25-billion worth of investments in liquid coal.The Shenhua Group, China’s largest coal producer, is in negotiations with Sasol to jointly build two CTL projects – each with a price tag of about $6-billion – that are expected to start in 2012. They will both use Sasol’s Fischer-Tropsch technology, and Sasol is asking for a 50% equity stake in the projects.The Sinopec Corporation is cooperating with Sasol to explore indirect CTL technology.In the United States, CTL technology has made headlines recently as officials are pushing to subsidise coal as the king of alternative fuels.Sasol had previously said that it had, in association with two large US energy companies, completed pre-feasibility studies into possible CTL plants in the country. These were undertaken after the passing of the US Energy Policy Act of 2005, which aims to combat growing energy problems.The US Defence department is also considering CTL technology, as is the coal industry association, the National Coal Council, which is lobbying for government incentives to help generate some 2.6 million barrels of liquid fuel a day from coal by 2025. This would meet 10% of the country’s energy demand.Coal deposits in Montana, Illinois and Wyoming together account for some 267 billion tons – about 56% of total US reserves. Montana State is calling for CTL plants, and in Illinois and Kentucky, a bill has been introduced that offers loan guarantees and tax incentives for such plants.In October 2006, the governor of Montana announced that the state would be building America’s first eco-friendly CTL plant for $1.3 billion – and that Sasol would be brought on board because of its strong track record in the field.In Pennsylvania, WMPI PTY LLC is working to develop the nation’s first waste-coal to clean-fuels complex in the anthracite fields and hopes to break ground on the plant in 2007. The aim is to turn waste coal into zero-sulphur diesel fuel or jet fuel. The company is negotiating license agreements to use Sasol’s Fischer-Tropsch process.This experimental plant will cost over $300-million for 250 000 tons a year. This would make its capital costs per ton of oil more than ten times those of the Sasol-China plants.Useful linksDepartment of Minerals and EnergySasolUS Department of Energylast_img read more

Play Your Part Statement on Mrs Madzonga

first_imgJohannesburg – Thursday, 05th July 2018 –  Brand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation. Its aim is to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.The domestic mandate is channelled through various collaborations and mainly its nationwide programme Play Your Part. The Play Your Part programme is created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa.  It aims to lift the spirit of the nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change by getting involved.Through the programme, active citizens are on-boarded as Play Your Part Ambassadors through a rigorous vetting model. These ambassadors are given information about Play Your Part and a code of conduct. Once this is done a process of formally signing them on takes place which serves as a re-enforcement that one agrees and is aligned with the values of the programme.Mrs Khosi Madzonga who was recently appointed as a Play Your Part Ambassador, has been removed from the Play Your Part programme as an Ambassador. This follows reports in the media that Mrs Madzonga, used unacceptable language in communicating with a journalist on alleged claims about her lifestyle. Brand South Africa does not condone the use of vulgar, homophobic and malicious language used by any citizen.The Ambassador code of conduct dictates; “If an appointed Ambassador does not promote and represent the organisation in a positive manner or in a way not consistent with a respectable company image, the Ambassador will be subject to termination at Brand South Africa’s discretion”.“Mrs Madzonga has therefore been found to be in breach of our code of conduct. Play Your Part is centered around doing good for the benefit of communities and to maintain a positive image and reputation for the country at large. When we on-board Play Your Part Ambassadors, it is to celebrate and recognise their role in contributing to the betterment of the Nation. It is imperative that we all portray a positive image in every action we take”, said Brand South Africa’s GM: Marketing Ms Sithembile Ntombela.Brand South Africa encourages all citizens to continue doing good and to encourage others to start doing something.last_img read more

PH opens SEAG bid on high note, nips Thailand in water polo

first_imgMOST READ Canete exploded with six goals, two in the first three minutes of the match as the Philippines employed a punishing pressing offence which kept the ball as close as possible to the Thailand goal almost all the time. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “That’s always critical for us,” said Galang. “We need to have a very comfortable lead in the third to have it under control by fourth quarter.”Galang also noted the superb performance of goalie and team captain Tani Gomez Jr., who made seven saves.The Philippines was fifth place two years ago in the competition won by Singapore with Indonesia and Thailand placing second and third. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses NBA eases schedule for weary stars Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village The Philippines will next face host Malaysia on Wednesday at 9 a.m., hoping to do even better against last SEAG’s fourth-placed team.“I think we can still do better,” said head coach Rey Galang after the match. “We are still not yet 100 percent. We can still improve.”He said the country’s strong showing was direct results of their month-long training camp in Barcelona, Spain.There the Philippines also beat Thailand in a scratch match as part of their training camp.Galang said the Philippines worked on its third quarter showing where it led, 7-3, on Canete’s foray from the left flank.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES View comments LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Mummar Alamara scores, PH ahead 3-1 pic.twitter.com/RJlLaSUqqD— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) August 15, 2017KUALA LUMPUR — It was revenge of sorts for Philippine water polo team which drubbed Thailand, 9-7, Tuesday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games at Bukit Jalil National Stadium Aquatics Center here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe team, which lost to Thailand (10-6) two years ago in Singapore, went all out from the first quarter to the last mainly through come-backing scoring machine Teodoro Roy Canete.ADVERTISEMENT PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Gameslast_img read more

Warriors erase double-digit deficit to beat Pelicans

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) blocks a shot by New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — Klay Thomspon scored 31 points, Stephen Curry added 28 and the Golden State Warriors easily erased a 15-point first-half deficit en route to a 128-120 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night.Kevin Durant added 22 points and a career-high seven blocked shots for the Warriors, who won for the first time this young season after dropping their opener to Houston. New Orleans is still looking for its first victory after two games, shooting well early in both games before fading in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES UP NEXTWarriors: At Memphis on Saturday night.Pelicans: At the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. Anthony Davis had 35 points and 17 rebounds for the Pelicans, while fellow big man DeMarcus Cousins had 35 points and 14 rebounds.The teams combined for 34 3-pointers, with the Warriors hitting 18. Thompson was 7 of 12 from deep.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter trailing by double digits much of the fourth quarter, the Pelicans pulled as close as five points on Cousins’ 3 with about three minutes to go. But Thompson responded immediately with a 3, and Golden State remained comfortably in control from there.New Orleans stormed in front early, thanks to eight 3-pointers in the first quarter. The period closed with a long 3 by each team. Draymond Green hit from 31 feet as the shot clock ran down, then Davis beat the horn from 30 feet, turning after the shot to face the crowd and pound the palm of his right hand into his chest. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Davis’ shot put the Pelicans up 39-26, and New Orleans led by as many as 15 when Cousins’ free throw made it 57-42 half way through the second quarter.Golden State then closed out the half with a 19-7 flourish, capped by Durant’s 3 that made it 64-61 at halftime. That turned out to be the beginning of a 26-7 run that gave the Warriors their first lead in the third quarter.TIP INSWarriors: Curry reached 3,927 assists during the game, passing Tim Hardaway for second place on the franchise’s assists list. … Durant scored two points and blocked two shots by Tony Allen during a short stretch in which he played with only one shoe after the other had fallen off right before he hit a layup. … Green finished with 10 points and was assessed a technical foul by official Karl Lane after shoving Cousins in the second quarter. … Golden State turned it over 11 times in the first half. … David West, who was New Orleans’ first-round draft choice in 2003 and spent his first eight NBA seasons with the franchise, received polite applause after scoring his first points on a mid-range jumper. He followed that up with a 3-pointer shortly after and finished with 11 points.Pelicans: G Ian Clarke had 14 points, while Jrue Holiday and Jordan Crawford each added 13 from the back court. … Coach Alvin Gentry was assessed a technical foul by official Ed Malloy in the second quarter, shortly after Green’s technical. … The Pelicans announced that C Alexis Ajinca would miss four to six weeks following successful bilateral knee injections to treat patellar tendonitis. … New Orleans shot 50 percent from 3-point range in the first half, hitting 11 of 22, but only 42.9 percent (3 of 7) on free throws.ADVERTISEMENT Ball flirts with triple-double, Lakers hold on to beat Suns Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View commentslast_img read more

NLEX sending Desiderio, Tratter to Blackwater for Erram

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Blaze Spikers eye 5th title, perfect AFC It’s only a matter of time before NLEX’s first-round picks Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter are officially traded to the Blackwater Elite. But that didn’t keep Desiderio and Tratter from participating in their first practice as PBA rookies at Meralco gym in Pasig on Monday. In a statement on Twitter, NLEX management said “coach Yeng Guiao took our newly drafted players to dinner to discuss their future. As far back as the Asian Games, Blackwater has been discussing a trade involving Poy Erram, a much-needed big man who impressed coach Yeng during their national team stint.” —MARK GIONGCO, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more