Charlotte Hornets overcome injuries to rout Orlando Magic

first_imgAaron Gordon scored 14 points and Nikola Vucevic had 12, but he did not play after leaving the court with a knee injury late in the third quarter. Mo Bamba had 12 rebounds in 18 minutes for the Magic, who opened a six-game trip by having a two-game winning streak snapped.Orlando led 14-4 in the opening minutes, but the Hornets answered with a 20-4 run over the next 4 ½ minutes. Charlotte’s first-quarter lead reached 36-23 after a dunk by Monk.Walker found Monk open in the corner for a 3-pointer as the first half clock expired, giving the Hornets a 63-53 lead.Marvin Williams, Willy Hernangomez and Devonte Graham added 10 points apiece for the Hornets.The Hornets got a boost off the bench from rookie guard Graham, who scored all his points in the third quarter, helping the Hornets extend their lead to 95-77 through three.TIP-INSMagic: D.J. Augustin (sprained right ankle) and Jonathan Simmons (sprained left ankle) did not play. Jerian Grant started in place of Augustin. . With the score tied at 18, Jonathan Isaac missed a breakaway dunk. The Hornets took their first lead on the next possession on Lamb’s runner and never trailed again.Hornets: Lamb played nine minutes and finished with nine points and hit all four of his shots. . Zeller also had six rebounds in 24 minutes.CLIFFORD RETURNSClifford’s Charlotte teams went 196-214 and made two playoff appearances. His first visit back came one day after the Magic’s 109-107 home win over Detroit, though, so it left little time to reminisce. Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker smiles while watching a free throw during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Charlotte, N.C. The Hornets won 125-100. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Even after losing two starters to injury, Charlotte coach James Borrego had reason to be encouraged.The Hornets’ 125-100 victory Monday night, their franchise-record 13th straight win over the Magic, included the kind of team play the first-year coach has been seeking.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “As you know, I loved my time here,” Clifford said before the game. “These back-to-backs man, it’s so hectic. We got here last night, I was up early, watched tape all day and just walked in here. So this wasn’t one of those trips where there was really much time to think about anything.”BOTH SIDES OF THE STREAKOddly, Clifford now finds himself on the other side of the Hornets’ 13-game win streak against the Magic. Instead of trying to add to it, he’d now like to end it.“I always felt like we played some of our best games, and I never thought it was a matchup or anything, but it’s something we have to figure out, obviously,” he said.UP NEXTMagic: Visit Bulls Wednesday.Hornets: Host Dallas Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Scandal and justice: #MeToo reached the sports world in 2018center_img LATEST STORIES “If nothing else worked, I would give it up,” he said. “But it was working tonight, so I’m just going to try to keep doing that.”Cody Zeller added 14 points in 24 minutes before fracturing a bone in his right hand in the third quarter. He will miss an unspecified amount of time, pending further evaluation.“I feel bad for Cody because he’s having such a great year, a big year for us,” Borrego said. “It’s just an unfortunate break for him.”Jeremy Lamb strained his right hamstring in the first quarter and also did not return.The Hornets improved to 18-18 with their second win in three games.ADVERTISEMENT “I think there was an unselfish spirit out there,” Borrego said. “It started with the first group. The second group came in, and they kept it moving. I felt, for the most part for 48 minutes, it was a very complete, unselfish ball-movement game.”Kemba Walker scored 24 points in just 27 minutes. 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first_imgHitting the beach in DunfanaghyDONEGAL will see temperatures of up to 21C this weekend as forecasters said the county will be the hottest place in Ireland today.And the good news is that the mild weather is set to continue through next week, says Met Eireann.Whilst southern parts of Ireland will be hit by rain and thunderstorms, Donegal is basking in glorious sunshine. “The very best weather this weekend is in the west and north west,” said a Met Eireann spokesman.“Temperatures inland could reach 21C today, with a couple of degrees below that on the coasts.“There will be a bit more cloud on Sunday but it will continue very mild and warm with temperatures around 18C.“It will be very mild again later in the week, especially for the start of October with temperatures again 18 to 20C.”  MILD WEATHER TO CONTINUE AS DONEGAL TEMPERATURE TOPS 21C was last modified: September 28th, 2013 by John2Share 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 weatherMILD WEATHER TO CONTINUE AS DONEGAL TEMPERATURE TOPS 21Clast_img read more

Campaign launched in West Donegal to reintroduce elections for Údarás board

first_imgA campaign has been launched in West Donegal calling for the reintroduction of elections for the board of Údarás na Gaeltachta.Dinny McGinley announced the ending of elections to the board back in 2011 when he was Minister for the Gaeltacht, claiming that elections cost too much.Now billboards have been erected in Crolly and Gaoth Dobhair in a bid to raise the issue. Poll topper in the Glenties Electoral area, Cllr Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig is one of the people behind the campaign.He said “At the time, the Gaeltacht had already suffered from serious attacks from the Fianna Fáil / Green Party government and the new Fine Gael/Labour government.The Údarás budget had been cut from €25 million in 2008 to €6 million in 2011.“When a community organisation was formed to oppose these cuts, it was effectively gagged when the government threatened to sack the spokesperson from his job as a gardener.“Since then, Údarás has initiated a new strategy, the Language Planning Committees. “Although they said that the strategy came from the Comprehensive Linguistic Study Of The Use Of Irish In The Gaeltacht (2007), some parts of the strategy contradict the recommendations of the Study.“For example, although the Study recommended that a Gaeltacht area should be treated as a linguistic unit, our Gaeltacht area has been split in two and even the islands have their own Language Planning Committees.“All the experts have told us that this is our last chance to preserve the Gaeltacht and there is neither rhyme nor reason to the fact that there are no elected members of the board of Údarás na Gaeltachta to steer this important project.“It’s high time the government re-introduced democracy to the Gaeltacht and announce elections to the board.“If an elected board is chosen, we will be pressurising them to make sure that all board meetings are open to the community and that they would all be broadcast live on the internet so that people can see for themselves how the board makes decisions on the important challenges facing the Gaeltacht community.” Campaign launched in West Donegal to reintroduce elections for Údarás board was last modified: May 31st, 2019 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:Cllr Micheal Mac Giolla EasbuigElectionsÚdarás na Gaeltachtalast_img read more

Orient sign Sendles-White on one-year deal

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesLeyton Orient have signed Jamie Sendles-White on a one-year deal.The defender, from Kingston, was a free agent having left Swindon Town at the end of last season.He started his career at QPR, where he was included in the first-team squad for a number of games but did not make an appearance.Sendles-White, 23, had loan spells at Colchester and Mansfield before being leaving Loftus Road in 2015.He had a short spell in Scotland with Hamilton before joining Swindon. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Raiders sign veteran tight end Luke Willson

first_imgThe Raiders are looking for a tight end or tight ends to compensate for the loss of Jared Cook to the … ALAMEDA — Luke Willson, a six-year veteran tight end who spent last season with the Detroit Lions, signed with Raiders Friday.Willson, 29, played in 14 games with eight starts for Detroit last season, catching 13 passes for 87 yards and no touchdowns. Originally a fifth-round draft pick by Seattle out of Rice, Willson has 102 career receptions for 1,216 yards and 11 touchdowns.last_img read more

Community Builder: Uzendt Peters

first_imgPrincipal: Ithemba Institute of TechnologyWhy is Uzendt a Community Builder?For the most part, industry and education are two separate entities which never gather round a partnership table. As a teacher in a state school, Uzendt Peters knew that if skills-dependent industries wanted skilled labour, and his pupils wanted jobs, that industry had to be brought into the education field.Which is exactly what he did. He took a run-down old school in Soweto and converted it into the Ithemba Institute of Technology – a place where big business can have a hand in enabling skills development in their particular field.From helping with the curriculum to equipping the workshops with industry-relevant equipment, big business is making sure that skilled labour is coming out of Soweto.The remarkable thing about this project is that companies that are usually competitors in the marketplace are now working together for the development of skills in their particular sector.Uzendt has created an institute that teaches South Africa a very important lesson – that a private-public partnership can be used to solve the serious problem of skills in our country.In his own words .“The youth is the most important asset in this country. We need to invest in our youth, and that is what I hope my contribution can be.”Fast FactsBig business gets involved in school governance, upgrading workshops, developing the curriculum, and placing learners in the workplace.Ithemba is divided into three educational institutions: an FET school (Grade 10 – 12); an FET college teaching technical skills to graduates of the school; and a place which offers adult education in the evenings.Ithemba offers skills in welding, diesel mechanics, electrical engineering, fitting and turning, and hydraulics.The Sowetan has adopted Ithemba as part of the Aggrey Klaaste Nation Building Foundation’s youth and community development programmes portfolio.The institute is currently establishing an IT centre.How can I find out more?For more information, e-mail [email protected] published on SAinfo on 22 August 2008.Source: Brand South Africalast_img read more

USDA delays implementation of enhancement to pork cutout

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is postponing to Oct. 31 from Sept. 12 implementation of an enhancement to the pork carcass cutout. The pork cutout is an estimated value for a hog carcass based on current wholesale prices paid for sub-primal pork cuts. AMS is adding muscle cuts (insides, outsides and knuckles) to the ham primal as a way to more accurately reflect today’s marketing environment and to capture more product to be included in the weighted average calculation. According to analysis from AMS, the enhanced cutout is expected to lower the overall carcass cutout value by an average of $1.41.last_img read more

Workers’ Monument to be Upgraded

first_imgStory Highlights The Workers’ Monument located at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Pechon Street in downtown Kingston will be upgraded with an image that fittingly honours those persons who fought during the labour movement 80 years ago. The announcement was made by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Hon. Olivia Grange, during her address at the annual Commemoration and Remembrance Ceremony at the monument on Tuesday (May 15). center_img The Workers’ Monument located at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Pechon Street in downtown Kingston will be upgraded with an image that fittingly honours those persons who fought during the labour movement 80 years ago.The announcement was made by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Hon. Olivia Grange, during her address at the annual Commemoration and Remembrance Ceremony at the monument on Tuesday (May 15).“We will be establishing a committee, with representation from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation, the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) and my Ministry, to determine the way forward in terms of completing this monument,” she informed.She noted that the memorial was restored during Labour Day 2017 and the committee will make a final determination “on what the image will be that will be placed at the top of this monument”.The Workers’ Monument, erected during Labour Day observances in 1977, symbolises the power of unity and the way forward to build a better Jamaica.It serves as a reminder of the struggle of the Jamaican workers in the 1930s for better wages and more rights. The fight of the workers served as a catalyst for the movement towards Independence, which Jamaica was granted in 1962.Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, in her address, said the Ministry is pleased with its relationship with employers and trade unions, for the objective of preserving the legacy created by those who fought for Jamaican workers to have better wages and more rights.“As Minister with responsibility for labour and on behalf of the Government and people of Jamaica, I extend my heartfelt thanks to the tripartite partners and wish to use this opportunity to reaffirm my commitment and that of the Government in ensuring that the established social dialogue platform, from which we proudly work together as one, will be preserved and used to the benefit of all Jamaicans,” she said.The Commemoration and Remembrance Ceremony included a floral tribute and a minute of silence in honour of those who fought during the workers’ protests 80 years ago.It forms part of Workers’ Week, being observed from May 14 to 23 under the theme ‘Preserving our Legacy: Unfolding Progress’.Workers’ Week will culminate on Labour Day, Wednesday, May 23, under the theme ‘Ramp It Up… Fix It Up’.Activities will focus on constructing ramps in schools to enable physically challenged persons to access these buildings, and upgrading health centres to enhance the environment for medical staff and clients.The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is spearheading Labour Day activities through partnerships with the Ministries of Education, Youth and Information; Health; Local Government and Community Development; and Labour and Social Security as well as Municipal Corporations islandwide.last_img read more

Nearly 250 new cases of TB for Bahamas one school closed for

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Tuberculosisoutbreak Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 24, 2017 – Nassau – RM Bailey senior high school in Nassau is still closed due to Tuberculosis found initially in one student and the Education Minister, Jeffrey Lloyd says it will remain that way until the institution is satisfactorily scoured to be TB, free.    A notice came from the Ministry of Health, Department of Healthy for for students and staff of the R.M. Bailey Senior High School, who began the screening exercise, on Friday or Monday to report to the school today.So far of the 400 people screened, eight teachers and staff and two students have returned positives for tuberculosis.  However, it is not only Nassau with the TB problem; Eleuthera and Exuma are also having Mantoux testing done. There have been 2000 tests in Eleuthera and of that, 235 cases are confirmed to be TB.  Testing is not yet started in Exuma and Health Minister Duane Sands reported that there is no cause for alarm for that island.#MagneticMediaNews#Tuberculosisoutbreak Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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