Dwyane Wade makes more New Orleans memories, Heat beat Pelicans

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wade, who turns 37 in January and plans to retire after this season, said the efforts of fans around the country to see him play one last time is “definitely not lost on me.”So when a sore back sidelined him for Miami’s previous game at Memphis, he was determined to do what he could to loosen up in time to give it a go in New Orleans.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“I definitely understand the sacrifices people make to be at our games,” Wade said. “I just wanted to make sure tonight I was able to get out there. And then I started feeling pretty good as it went on, got a couple shots to fall and the rest is history.”Wade received an enthusiastic ovation when he first checked in and then made his first three 3-point attempts, the last of which he banked in with Davis guarding him closely in the final seconds of the first half. Wade stopped short of saying he meant to use the glass, but recalled thinking that was the only chance the shot had to fall when he released the ball over Davis’ long arms. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) celebrates with center Bam Adebayo (13) in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. The Heat won 102-96. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — Dwyane Wade fondly remembers his dominant first game in New Orleans as an emerging college star with Marquette. He won’t forget what was likely his final performance as a pro in the Big Easy, either.Wade walked off the court to chants of “D-Wade! D-Wade!” from fans converging on the tunnel to the visitors’ locker room after his 19 points — highlighted by tough shots over Anthony Davis at the end of each half — helped the Miami Heat beat the Pelicans 102-96 on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Wade said Marquette’s visit to Tulane in January 2003 was the first time he was aware of NBA scouts in attendance for one of his games. He scored 35 points in an 85-73 win. He returned to New Orleans that season for the Final Four in the Superdome. Then as an NBA rookie, his first playoff series was against New Orleans, which was then in the Eastern Conference, and Miami won that series.“I’ve had a lot of great moments here,” Wade said. “I was glad I was able to get out there today and kind of finish it off the last time being here.”UP NEXTHeat: Host Houston on Thursday night.Pelicans: Visit Milwaukee on Wednesday night. Nuggets beat Raptors in matchup of conference leaders Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Hassan Whiteside had 17 points and 12 rebounds in his matchup with Davis.Davis had 27 points, 12 rebounds, three blocks and three steals, but curiously did not take his first shot of the second half until hitting a 3-pointer with 5:43 left in the fourth quarter.“Every time he got the ball they were running two guys at him. Once again, A.D. is not going to force shots,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “He did what he was supposed to do and he had seven assists — probably could have easily had double figures. We did not make some (open) shots.”Both teams shot worse than 42 percent and Miami missed 25 3s, but the difference in the game was Miami’s rebounding. The Heat outrebounded the Pelicans 57-38, pulling down 22 offensive rebounds and converting them into 25 second-chance pointsTyler Johnson added 15 points off the bench for Miami, whose reserves outscored New Orleans’ bench 58-20.Julius Randle had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Pelicans, but limped to the locker room with 6:49 to go after rolling his right ankle during a lost scrap for a rebound. Holiday had 22 points.TIP-INSHeat: Reserve wing player Derrick Jones Jr. scored 11 points in 21 minutes. … Guard Goran Dragic sat out for the fourth time in five games with right knee soreness. … Starting forward Justise Winslow left the game in the first half with right ankle soreness and did not return.Pelicans: Forward Nikola Mirotic missed his second straight game with a right ankle injury. … Forward Darius Miller missed eight of nine shots, including seven of eight from 3-point range, where he normally hits 38 percent.MEMORIES ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I decided to ask God to put it in for me — just prayed on it,” Wade said with a laugh.The Pelicans were as close as 96-90 after Davis’ 3 with 2:32 to go. But Miami, which led nearly the entire game — and by as much as 17 — squashed any hope of a late comeback with Wade’s driving floater over Davis to make it 100-92 with 51 seconds left.Wary of the pressure Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday was putting on Heat ball handlers, Wade said he acted decisively to explode past Holiday toward the hoop.“And then when I got down there I saw the big fella coming, so the only chance I had to get the shot off, I had to throw it high, kind of like the 3, but just in the paint,” Wade said. “It was kind of the icing on the cake.”Josh Richardson scored 22 points for Miami, which closed out a six-game road swing with its fourth victory on the trip.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

Bassa Dev-Supt identifies with Vulnerable Communities

first_imgGrand Bassa County Assistant Superintendent for Development, Adonie Z. Greaves, has identified with the “vulnerable communities” in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County by donating assorted food items and cash to them. Mr. Greaves donated assorted food donation including cash to the Buchanan Central Prison, Old Folks Home, Christian Association of the Blind (CAB), and ‘Group of 77’ or physically challenged people in Buchanan. He said the items donated were made available by him and the County Regional Development Officer, Tobias Weah, as a means of identifying with ‘vulnerable communities’ as Liberia celebrates her 168th Independence.At the Buchanan Central Prison, Mr. Greaves told the inmates that July 26 should be celebrated and observed by all Liberians irrespective of one’s present condition.“We want you to have something to eat too for this July 26 celebration,” he told the beneficiaries.He added that other citizens wish to celebrate the day in grand style, but many do not have the freedom. While some of them are spending their days behind bars, he said, others are being deprived due to the level of afflictions they suffered. “Among you people I know there are rapists, murderers, thieves, not withstanding, other people are behind bars for simple reasons that could have been settled at the community level,” he said.Mr. Greaves said that his meeting with the inmates was not to dignify crime, but to identify with and encourage them that if they are opportune to get out of the prison, they should become productive people in the society.Mr. Rufus G. Chea, who received the items on behalf of the prisoners, commended Mr. Greaves for the items received and promised that it will be used for the intended purpose. At another stop at the Old Folks Home, Moses Henry commended and thanked Mr. Greaves for identifying with them, especially during the celebration of Libeira’s 168th Independence Day.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Berbice man busted with over 35kg ganja

first_imgA West Bank Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) man was on Friday evening busted with over 35 kilograms of marijuana.Cannabis tightly wrapped in bags and place into the trunk of vehicleReports are the 29-year-old man of Blairmont, West Bank Berbice, who was driving a black Toyota Fielder wagon was stopped during a mass patrol in the vicinity of D’Edward Village, West Bank Berbice at about 19:00h.According to Police reports, the marijuana was unearthed during a search of the vehicle.Following the discovery, the man was taken into custody.He is being processed for court this week.last_img read more

Parika family terrorised, robbed during home invasion

first_imgArmed bandits invaded a Parika, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) residence just after midnight on Friday, carting off millions of dollars in valuables after ransacking the house and terrorising family members for over three hours.Reports are the incident occurred just about midnight at Lot 536 Charles Street, Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) home.Home owner Imlawattie Pokhar told Guyana Times that she, along with her husband, two sons and granddaughter were at home at the time of the robbery. She said that she was awakened by three armed men, who gained entry into the upper flat of the two-storied building, by using a ladder to access a window leadingOne of the rooms that were ransacked by the armed mento her bedroom.“Them put a ladder from the bedroom window and they come in the house. I lately build the house, so no grill or anything yet,” she stated.Upon entering, the distraught woman noted, one of the gunmen fired a shot and started demanding cash and other valuables.Her husband, Lilman Pokhar was assaulted and thrown to the ground while she scampered towards her wardrobe to hand over the valuables.“When them come in, them fire a bullet. After that, them lash my husband and throw he down. Them tell me that they want the money and jewellery. I go in the wardrobe and give them some what I had,” she related.Dissatisfied with their booty, the men then beat her sons, binding their hands with duct tape and slashing the feet with razor blades. She too was beaten and forced to lie on the ground.“Them said that ain’t sufficient so that’s when them start beating my sons. Them used duct tape and wrap my sons them hand at the back and mouth. They slice the back of them foot with razor blade and start torture me and lash me with the gun to my head and elbow.”The entire house was ransacked, and the suspects escaped through the front door with $900,000, a quantity of jewellery, cellular phones, clothes, three haversacks and four bags containing other articles.“We had about $900,000 home to paint the house. We had some jewellery. In the four bag, they carry some of my husband clothes and whatever they see when they search the house. The four bags they had in them hand and three haversacks on them back. Over three hours they went torturing we,” she explained.This publication understands that the family recently moved to the area. After the gunmen left, family members were taken to the hospital by neighbours.The Police have since launched a probe. No arrest has been made.last_img read more

MAN RECEIVED SPEEDING FINE FOR COURTESY CAR HE WAS NOT DRIVING

first_imgA Letterkenny man received a speeding fine for a courtesy car he was not driving.Jim Rogers, from Lismonaghan, appeared before Letterkenny District Court yesterday to appeal the summons.He explained to Judge Paul Kelly that his car had been left in with a service at McGinley Motors in Letterkenny for three days. He had transferred his insurance to the courtesy car for those three days.However he received a speeding summons for another courtesy car which he was not driving on April 1st last.Judge Paul Kelly struck the charge out.MAN RECEIVED SPEEDING FINE FOR COURTESY CAR HE WAS NOT DRIVING was last modified: January 27th, 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:courtdonegalJim Rogersletterkennyspeeding finelast_img read more

DeGale backs O’Meara to win title

first_imgJames DeGale is backing his friend Steve O’Meara to become Commonwealth light-middleweight champion this weekend.Both men are products of Dale Youth boxing club in Notting Hill and as professionals have worked under trainer Jim McDonnell.McDonnell has nurtured O’Meara.And European super-middleweight champion DeGale believes O’Meara has what it takes to beat unbeaten Liverpudlian Liam Smith at the ExCel London on Saturday and win the vacant title.DeGale told West London Sport: “I’ve seen myself how much he wants it and how much work he’s put in.“I hope all that work pays off and I believe it will. I think he’s going to do it and no-one deserves it more.”O’Meara, who has won his last three fights with early knockouts, will be appearing on the undercard of fellow West Londoner George Groves’ Commonwealth super-middleweight title defence against former world champion Glen Johnson.And McDonnell, who has long been keen for O’Meara to fight for a major title, is confident his man will prevail.“With Steve we’re talking about a quality boxer who’s now also showing he’s got power to match.” said McDonnell.“The improvement in the guy has been phenomenal. When he first came he was probably the weakest guy in the gym. Not anymore.“He’s so strong these days and is ready to take his chance, no doubt about it.”West London Sport will have live updates from ExCel London during Groves and O’Meara’s title fights.See also:O’Meara stuns Toms in west London clashTrainer eyes title shot for O’MearaO’Meara aiming for title gloryO’Meara tipped for title glory in 2012Victory moves O’Meara closer to title shotSteve O’Meara v Tony Randell in picturesO’Meara to fight for Commonwealth titleGroves believes he can stop JohnsonGroves and DeGale in new war of wordsO’Meara ready to seize title chanceSteve O’Meara ‘excited’ as he prepares for his title clashWatch O’Meara and Smith weigh in ahead of their title fightDuo weigh in ahead of title showdownsYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

NFL Draft: Five things to watch for 49ers on Day 2

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/26/bang_70cd44d6-07f6-4330-bb3c-08cac4a615bd”]Cam Inman and Dieter Kurtenbach talk about how the San Francisco 49ers’ first choice was a no-brainerSANTA CLARA — While defensive end Nick Bosa filled the 49ers’ biggest need with his No. 2 overall selection Thursday, other holes exist, and here are five things to watch in Friday’s second and third rounds:1. Wide receiver: A slew of wide receivers should be available when the 49ers go back on the clock four picks …last_img read more

Desert Varnish Growth Can Be Rapid

first_img(Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 New research shows that the black coating on sandstone known as rock varnish or desert varnish can form much more rapidly than previously thought.The abstract of a paper in Geology1 states:Rock varnish is a thin dark coating best known from deserts, and is believed to grow extremely slowly. Varnish samples from near Socorro, New Mexico (United States), contain as much as 3.7% PbO, derived from nearby smelters operating from A.D. 1870 to 1931. Additional varnish, measuring as much as 4 μm beyond the Pb-rich layer, indicates continued growth from 1931 to 2003. Comparison with other varnish confirms that the Pb is not an artifact. Based on Pb layer thickness, and the period of smelter operation, these very young rock varnishes yield growth rates of 28–639 μm/k.y., substantially higher than previously documented fastest rates of 40 μm/k.y. These rates imply that the average 1–2 μm/k.y. rate for older varnish is not the active growth rate. Rather, it is a long-term value including periods of nondeposition, erosion, and active growth. Therefore, models of rock varnish formation should be reevaluated with consideration of much faster maximum growth rates.The new maximum growth rate is nearly 16 times the old estimate.1. Spilde, Melim, Northup and Boston, “Anthropogenic lead as a tracer of rock varnish growth: Implications for rates of formation,” Geology, published online January 4, 2013, doi: 10.1130/G33514.1 v. 41 no. 2 p. 263-266.Interpretive signs about desert varnish appear in national parks throughout desert parks in the United States and probably elsewhere.  How many of them are going to be updated as a result of this revelation?  Probably few.  They will continue to tell unwary visitors that it’s a slow, slow, slow process.  As this paper shows, not necessarily.  Significant buildup could occur in just a few thousand years.  Even so, does any scientist possess the wherewithal and know-how to understand all the variables?  That this paper shows up in 2013 after decades of research on desert varnish should cause perceptive readers to see, once again, that human “scientific knowledge” is limited and subject to change without warning.last_img read more

Padmaavat not screened in Aligarh after threats to theatres

first_imgTheatre owners here did not screen the film Padmaavat following threats by a local organisation and the recent protests against its release in several States, including Uttar Pradesh. The Sanjay Leela Bansali-directed period drama starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh was released across the country on Thursday amid tight security. “This is a voluntary decision taken by theatre owners. We had strengthened security outside cinema halls where the film was to be screened. However, they did not ask us for any additional security,” Senior Superintendent of Police Rajesh Pandey told PTI. The move by cinema halls came after Kshatriya Mahasabha, district coordinator, Santosh Kumar Singh, warned owners here to refrain from screening the film. “We have been patrolling different cinema theatres since the past two days. We conveyed our message to all cinema halls that if they chose to ignore our diktat then this would be entirely at their own risk,” Mr. Singh said. Posters of the film at cinema halls were also removed. A theatre owner, on the condition of anonymity, told PTI that they were watching the situation. “We will decide the future course of action in the next two to three days,” he said. He said that owners were not willing to risk any loss of life or property for the sake of a film despite the police assuring adequate security.last_img read more

Kyrie Irving’s late flurry helps Celtics top Heat

first_imgBoston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) looks for an open teammate past Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Miami. Irving scored nine of his 24 points in the final 2:03, and the Celtics extended their winning streak to four games after holding on late to beat the Heat, 96-90. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — Kyrie Irving has done a lot of things in Miami: relaxation, offseason workouts, even the filming of an “Uncle Drew” commercial.Something he hadn’t done there? Win.ADVERTISEMENT Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Miami was held under 100 points for the first time this season. Boston outscored Miami 53-37 in the middle two quarters — holding the Heat to 39 percent shooting from the field and 19 percent from 3-point range during that 24-minute span. But the big problems that Spoelstra was unhappy about postgame were Boston’s edges in points off turnovers (21-13) and second-chance points (21-9).UP NEXTCeltics: Host San Antonio on Monday, looking to snap an 11-game losing streak to the Spurs.Heat: Host Minnesota on Monday, the fifth game in this six-game homestand. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Jayson Tatum scored 20 and Marcus Smart added 16 for the Celtics, who beat Miami for the eighth consecutive time. And afterward, Tatum marveled at Irving’s closing flurry.“It was weird because I’ve seen it on TV so many times,” Tatum said. “And I just saw it in person. I liked it.”Goran Dragic scored 22 points for Miami, which got 16 apiece from Josh Richardson and James Johnson. Former Boston forward Kelly Olynyk had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Heat, who were 7 for 31 from 3-point range.At 2-3, and mindful of how last season’s 11-30 start cost Miami a playoff spot, the Heat already sound anxious to get things fixed.“I don’t want to have a season like last year, when it’s late and we figure out things,” Dragic said. “We’ve got to do it now, because it’s important.”ADVERTISEMENT Cousins’ triple-double powers Pelicans past Cavs View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Miami was down 11 going into the fourth, then got within two on a pair of occasions late — when Irving got rolling.He hit a short floater to put Boston up 88-84, and after Dragic scored to cut the Celtics’ lead to two again, Irving pulled off one of his acrobatic reverse layups to restore the four-point edge.And on a possession extended by a Boston offensive rebound, Irving’s 3-pointer with 57 seconds left made the margin 93-86.“That’s what he is,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “He’s a great closer in this game.”TIP-INSCeltics: Boston has won five straight in Miami, matching the longest such streak in franchise history. … The Celtics aren’t sure if Marcus Morris (sore left knee) will be able to play when they return home Monday, but coach Brad Stevens thinks Morris will be ready sometime in the coming week. Morris has already missed as many games this season — six — as he did in the previous four seasons combined.Heat: C Hassan Whiteside (bruised left knee) missed his fourth consecutive game, and the Heat still aren’t sure when he’ll return. … Miami had what became a five-point possession late in the second quarter, when Richardson made two free throws after a Flagrant-1 on Al Horford — followed by a three-point play from James Johnson. … Dion Waiters didn’t play in the fourth quarter and scored only five points.HELLO, AGAINStevens keeps a close eye on former players, and Olynyk and Jordan Mickey — former Celtics now with the Heat — are no exception. “I really root for everybody,” Stevens said. Same goes for Spoelstra, who texted injured Celtics forward Gordon Hayward words of support after the All-Star’s grotesque ankle injury in Cleveland in the season opener. Hayward considered signing with Miami as a free agent this past summer.SCORING DROUGHTcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa He’s now crossed that off the list as well.Irving took over down the stretch, scoring nine of his 24 points in the final 2:03 and the Boston Celtics extended their winning streak to four games after holding on late to beat the Heat 96-90 on Saturday night.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 shutoutIt was Irving’s eighth time playing at Miami, and the first time he walked off the Heat home floor a winner.“Just big possessions down the stretch (and) understanding you have to stay poised,” Irving said. “It’s unwavering in those situations like that. Winning time — so it’s pretty simple.” MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillionlast_img read more