DeMar DeRozan, LaMarcus Aldridge lead Spurs past Nuggets

first_imgSan Antonio Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan (10) drives around Denver Nuggets’ Torrey Craig during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 111-103. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs got a big win and an even bigger boost in confidence.DeMar DeRozan had 30 points, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 and San Antonio defeated the Denver Nuggets 111-103 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT “They’re a hell of a team,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “Really well-coached, really active, really execute well. So, it’s a fine win for us. We feel really good about it, but realize we’ve still got a long way to go.”Juancho Hernangomez tied a career high with 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Denver. Malik Beasley added 22 points and Monte Morris had 15, both off the bench, for the Nuggets. Denver center Nikola Jokic was held to four points on 1-for-5 shooting in 31 minutes.“They played really good defense on Joker,” Hernangomez said. “They tried to keep him out of the game. They doubled every time, so I was open most of the time. I’ve been struggling. … I’m happy right now to make some shots.”The Nuggets entered shooting 46 percent from the field this season but were limited to 39 percent by the Spurs. San Antonio also blocked four shots, all in the second half.“It was us turning the ball over, careless passing, missing a lot of open shots,” Denver coach Michael Malone said. “You also have to give them credit. They’ve been playing at a high level on both ends of the floor.”ADVERTISEMENT “I hate them, they’re awful,” Popovich said. “We have six of them this year; some teams have one or two.”Why such disdain?“I hate them. I just hate them. I can hate them for whatever reason. You do that in the playoffs, you don’t do that now,” he said.TROJAN MASTERDeRozan became the NBA’s leading scorer among players out of USC, moving past Gus Williams for the top spot. DeRozan has 14,112 career points in 10 seasons and Williams had 14,093 in 11 seasons with Golden State, Seattle, Washington and Atlanta. The others in the top five are Paul Westphal (12,809), Bill Sharman (12,653) and Cliff Robinson (10,823).“Really? Hell, yeah,” DeRozan said. “Aw man, I’m in there. Cool. I didn’t know that. Damn, OK. See if somebody beats that record.”UP NEXTThe teams meet again Friday night in Denver. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bryn Forbes added 15 points for the resurgent Spurs (19-16), who have won eight of 10 to move within two percentage points of first-place Houston in the Southwest Division.“It just shows you that we can go out there and compete with the best and why we should look at ourselves as one of the best teams in this league as well,” DeRozan said. “Because when we go up against the best, we perform and come out like we did tonight. It’s definitely a confidence builder for all of us to understand we can do this.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Nuggets (21-11) lost their second consecutive game and fell just behind Golden State for the best record in the Western Conference. Denver, which leads the Northwest Division by a half-game over Oklahoma City, is 13-3 at home but 8-8 on the road.The Nuggets were without injured starters Gary Harris, Will Barton and Paul Millsap but still had an 80-79 lead with 10 minutes remaining before they were outscored 23-4. The Spurs went on a 15-0 run after falling behind 80-79 and won for the eighth time in 10 home games.“We showed that we can play great team defense with a lot of effort, playing together, especially in that second half,” said center Jakob Poeltl, who had six points and 11 rebounds.Spurs guard Derrick White blocked Jamal Murray’s layup attempt on a fast break, which led to a driving dunk by White for a 91-80 lead with 7:28 remaining.Murray was held to nine points and fellow backcourt starter Torrey Craig had 10.The Spurs, who led by as many as 18, were ahead at the end of every quarter despite a drought in the second period. Denver held San Antonio scoreless for 2:42 beginning midway through the second, but the Spurs closed the half on a 10-3 run to claim a 55-53 lead.TIP-INSNuggets: Barton (right hip), Millsap (broken right toe), Harris (right hip), Isaiah Thomas (right hip surgery), Michael Porter Jr. (lower back surgery) and Jarred Vanderbilt (right foot surgery) all missed the game due to injury. … The team’s previous win in San Antonio came on March 4, 2012. Denver is 19-74 in San Antonio, but holds a winning record over the Spurs at home (48-43).Spurs: Rookie guard Lonnie Walker IV was active for the first time this season after injuring his right knee during the preseason, but did not play. Walker missed the first 20 games and spent the past 14 assigned to the team’s G League affiliate. … Aldridge failed to hit the rim on his only 3-point attempt. … DeRozan rolled his ankle late in the first half but quickly got up and remained in the game following a timeout.JUST BECAUSEPopovich is not a fan of playing the same opponent in back-to-back games, as the Spurs will do in facing the Nuggets again Friday in Denver. 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Killbillies hosting Quesnel Gold Pain in home opener tomorrow night

first_imgThe Fort St. John Killbillies will return to the North Peace Arena tomorrow night for their home opener. The team will be skating with the Quesnel Gold Pain and doors will open at 6 p.m., and the game following at 7 p.m.It will be the second meeting between the teams this year. They met in the Northern Exposure tournament in March in Prince George. The Killbillies won that matchup.Tickets are $10 and are available at ZooFood or at the doors at the North Peace Arena. Children eight and under get in for free and the Killbillies will have merchandise for sale at the event.- Advertisement –last_img read more

MAN ON 11 COUNTS OF DANGEROUS DRIVING DENIES DAMAGING GO SAFE SPEED VAN

first_imgA man who committed ELEVEN counts of dangerous driving – has denied causing criminal damage to a Go Safe speed van.Mark Fair, 25, with an address at Ballinahone, Fahan appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday afternoon.Mr Fair was charged with committing ELEVEN counts of dangerous driving, theft of an empty beer keg, and causing criminal damage to a Go Safe speed van. Solicitor for the defendant Frank Dorrian said his client would plead guilty to all charges – except for the charge in which he is accused of causing criminal damage to the Go Safe van.The alleged incident took place at Lisfannon, Buncrana on August 15th, 2012.While the theft of the keg occurred at the Halfway House, Fahan on December 4th 2014.Mr Fair was also charged for a public order offence at the same location on the same date.The case was adjourned until the 12th of November – and proceeding will take place on that date at Buncrana District Court.MAN ON 11 COUNTS OF DANGEROUS DRIVING DENIES DAMAGING GO SAFE SPEED VAN was last modified: November 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:courtsdonegalGo Safe VanletterkennyMark Fairnewslast_img read more

Kumba invests in SA child development

first_img27 August 2013 Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of mining company Anglo American, has invested R32-million in the construction of nine early childhood development centres in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. The early childhood development (ECD) centres were built in partnership with the Northern Cape Education Department in Kagung, Magojaneng, Seoding, Batlharos, Mothibistad, Dithakong, Glen Red, Cassel and Bankhara Bodulong. Speaking at the hand-over of the centres in Seoding last week, Northern Cape MEC for Education Grizelda Cjiekella said the new centres were proof of the effectiveness of tri-sectoral partnerships between the government, private sector and civil society. “The onus is upon us to continue to use these ECD centres to plant the seeds of tomorrow and to take charge of our lives and our province as proud, confident and united stakeholders in the education of our nation,” Cjiekella said. The project includes an ECD learnership programme under which six local women will be trained as educators. “If we want to attract and retain the most skilled employees, and live up to Anglo American’s ambition of being the employer of choice, we need to make our people’s environment as welcoming as possible,” said Kumba Iron Ore chief executive officer, Norman Mbazima. “Importantly, if they have children, it is our duty to ensure that they have the best access to education possible,” Mbazima said. “We strive to transform the communities we partner with. We understand that real transformation begins with education, which is why we support such important educational programmes such as ECD.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

iPhone’s Flash Apps: Let the Games Begin

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Early this morning at the MAX 2009 Conference, Adobe previewed Flash Professional CS5 and announced that the new release will let Flash developers export their files as iPhone apps. The significance of this announcement is that development time for thousands of Flash-based gaming and music companies will be cut significantly. In the past, developers have had to create separate iPhone apps and web-based tools. While this is not the Flash plugin for Safari that many have asked for, the closed-beta version of Flash Professional CS5 eliminates the need for separate iPhone development. In other words, developers avoid building their applications twice. Lumosity, a learning games community with more than 1 million members and a Flash-based iPhone portal, is particularly excited to see the CS5 announcement. Said resident game designer Ben Katz, “We release new products every month. This is an interesting solution that Adobe’s decided to pursue, and so far it looks like the transition will be smooth. Our development time will depend on whether these applications actually look and feel like native apps.” High-traffic Flash-based gaming communities like Lumosity, Newgrounds and PopCap Games will be some of the first groups to utilize Flash’s Low Level Virtual Machine compiler infrastructure. If these groups really do find the Flash customization as easy as it sounds, Adobe will be opening the floodgates to casual gaming. PopCap’s titles alone have been downloaded more than 1 billion times by consumers worldwide. With reduced development time, it will be interesting to see the fortunes amassed by gaming houses. Some of the light games that have already been created using CS5 include Chroma Circuit, Fickleblox and Just Letters. Tags:#Adobe#Apple#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting dana oshiro Related Posts last_img read more

How To Enable 2-Factor Verification On Gmail (And Avoid Getting Hacked)

first_imgYou want to click on Account, which will open up a new tab on your browser, your Google Account page. From here, you want to navigate to Security located on the far left side.  Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Clicking the Security tab will reveal a few options, the most important being “2-step verification.” You want to click the “Edit” button and once you do, Google will ask you to sign in again before allowing you to make the security change. Once you have signed in a second time, Google will ask you for your phone number. You can choose to add additional devices and phone numbers as you see fit. fruzsina eordogh Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting While many folks might hesitate giving their phone number to Google, the other possible option, having your “entire digital life …destroyed” (as Honan so succinctly put it), isn’t too appealing.  center_img Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market An easy tip for Gmail users on how to avoiding getting hacked: two-factor verification.  If there is one lesson to be learned from Wired writer Mat Honan’s “epic” hacking last week – a hack that wiped years of digital memories including emails and photos of his daughter – it’s the importance of Gmail’s two-factor verification security feature.“Had I used two-factor authentication for my Google account, it’s possible that none of this would have happened,” wrote Honan, who went on to say if he had used the security feature the hack would have stopped during the hacker’s “recon mission” leading up to the multi-device attack.Google’s two-factor verification, which the company began offering last February,  is easy to set up and just requires a phone capable of receiving text messages. When you try to log into your computer from a different location than the one you set up, like a coffeeshop or airport, Google ask you for a verification code before it lets you proceeds to your inbox. It will text you a code to enter, alongside your password, to make sure it is really you.   Setting up the security feature can be done through a variety of options (like this one, or this one), but an easy way is to go to the menu options on the top right of your Google Account page screen when signed into Gmail. Click the downward facing arrow on the far right of your Google+ picture, and a small menu will pop out like so: Tags:#tips#web last_img read more

Relief for Marathwada as Jayakwadi gates opened

first_imgBringing some relief to the parched Marathwada region, eight sluice gates of the Jayakwadi dam have been opened to discharge water thanks to heavy rain in north Maharashtra.The current discharge of around 4,500 cusecs from the dam has been prompted due to incessant showers in Nashik district and other parts of north Maharashtra, causing the Godavari river to swell and fill up the dams there. The release of water from these upstream dams has in turn led to the accumulation of more than 2 lakh cusecs in Jayakwadi’s Nath Sagar reservoir.Authorities said the discharge from Jayakwadi was prompted after the dam filled up to 92% of its live storage capacity. At the same time last year, the dam had barely 28% of its live storage capacity.While Nashik and Nandurbar in the north and Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur and Pune in western Maharashtra have been reeling under the onslaught of excess rain, the eight districts of Marathwada continue to remain arid despite two months of the monsoon season drawing to a close.Jayakwadi dam is the chief water source for industries in Marathwada, mainly in Aurangabad. The water discharge is expected to benefit areas in at least four districts in the region — Aurangabad, Beed, Jalna and Parbhani — and help resolve the water situation in talukas near the Godavari river bank.This is the first time in two years that the dam’s storage capacity has exceeded 90%.Till Thursday, authorities were releasing 1,200 cusecs of water from the Paithan left bank canal, 900 cusecs from the right bank canal, and 1,589 cusecs from the hydropower project towards the Apegaon and Hiradpuri barrages.The eight districts of Marathwada have collectively received over 75% of the average rainfall till now, with the region as a whole facing a rainfall deficit of more than 20%. Acute potable water scarcity still prevails in several villages, which continue to be supplied by tankers.last_img read more

Agriculture Minister Commends Winners of PLPU Competition

first_img Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, has lauded winners of this year’s Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit (PLPU) Essay and Poster competition. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, has lauded winners of this year’s Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit (PLPU) Essay and Poster competition.He was speaking at the competition’s awards ceremony, held today (August 28), at the Ministry, Hope Gardens, in Kingston.“Your bold step to enter this competition shows that you are all motivated to make a change. You are all forward thinkers and you are leaders; therefore, no matter what the decision of the judges, you have all won and Jamaica is all the better for having such bright young minds as you,” the Minister told the students.The competition was held as part of the PLPU’s public education campaign to sensitise Jamaicans about the devastating impact of praedial larceny on the agricultural sector and the livelihood of farmers.The main objective of the competition was to engender greater awareness of the preventative measures that could be implemented by farmers on their farms in order to reduce praedial larceny. It was open to primary and secondary schools across the island.Students at the primary level were required to design a poster depicting the theme ‘Praedial Larceny is Everybody’s Business. What measures should be taken to combat the theft of agricultural produce in Jamaica?’.Meanwhile, students at the secondary level were required to write an essay on the same theme.Eleven-year-old student of Belmont Park Primary in St. Catherine, Sehu Ra, emerged the winner in the poster category. For her effort, she was presented with a trophy, tablet, gift basket, gift bag, a scholarship valued at $10,000, a book voucher valued at 15,000, and a goat.Alaine Preston, Angelique Forrest and Angel Anderson of Ocho Rios Primary School in St. Ann were awarded second, third and consolation places, respectively. They were presented with trophies, gift baskets, bags, book vouchers, farm tools, seedlings, chicks and fruit trees.Meanwhile, Akeila Salmon, a 15-year-old student at Belair High School in Manchester, emerged winner in the essay category. For her winning essay, she received a tablet, a trophy, gift basket, gift bag, a scholarship valued at $20,000, a book voucher valued at $15,000, and a goat.Camara Hamilton, Herbert Morrison High School in St. James, placed second; Shaneka Davidson of Seaforth High School, St. Thomas, third place; and a consolation prize was awarded to Daren Brown of Campion College, in Kingston. They were also presented with trophies, gift baskets, bags, book vouchers, farm tools, seedlings, chicks and fruit trees.National Praedial Larceny Prevention Officer at the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Sergeant Damian Harry, said he was impressed with the quality of entries submitted in both categories.He lamented, however, that “we have a culture that sees farmers and issues concerning farmers as unimportant”.“One of the ways that we know would bridge this gap is through public education, and where best to start but with our students, our young minds,” he said.Mr. Harry said he is appealing for more organisations to come on board. “We need your support; we need to make people aware; we need to make the competition bigger and better for next year,” he said.Sponsors for this year’s competition were Crime Stop Jamaica, Hi-Pro Ace Supercentre, Jamaica Dairy Development Board, Jamaica Small Ruminants Association, JP Tropical Foods Limited, and Seprod Limited. “Your bold step to enter this competition shows that you are all motivated to make a change. You are all forward thinkers and you are leaders; therefore, no matter what the decision of the judges, you have all won and Jamaica is all the better for having such bright young minds as you,” the Minister told the students. He was speaking at the competition’s awards ceremony, held today (August 28), at the Ministry, Hope Gardens, in Kingston. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Online intervention lowers mothers intentions to visit primary care clinician for respiratory

first_img Source:American Academy of Family Physicians Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)May 15 2019Visits to the doctor for a respiratory tract infection can lead to unnecessary antibiotic prescribing, but an online intervention with real-time information on locally circulating viruses may reduce mothers’ intentions to visit their primary care doctor.A representative sample of mothers in the United Kingdom (N=806) was randomized to receive the online intervention, including locally enhanced influenza statistics, symptom information, and home-care advice, either before (intervention group) or after (control group) responding to a hypothetical respiratory tract infection illness scenario.Participants in the intervention group had lower intentions to visit the doctor than those in the control group when adjusted for demographic and clinical characteristics. Intervention material was generally well received, with information on symptoms and when to visit the primary care doctor rated as more important than information on locally circulating viruses. If the intervention were rolled out widely, the authors surmise that it would have impact, given the high rates at which parents of children with respiratory tract infections visit primary care clinicians. The authors call for research to evaluate intervention effects on observed behavioral outcomes in real-world settings and examine long-term effects and cost-effectiveness.last_img read more

Diseasemodifying therapy for Alport syndrome still remains an unmet need

first_imgRelated StoriesNanotechnology-based compound used to deliver hepatitis B vaccineResearchers discover gene linked to healthy aging in wormsResearchers identify gene mutations linked to leukemia in children with Down’s syndromeAt present, there is no curative treatment for AS, so all males with X-linked disease and all males and females with ARAS, as well as a certain percentage of patients with ADAS, will ultimately show progression to ESKD. The only recommended treatment nowadays for this disease is RAAS (renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system) blockade. Currently RAAS is being tested in children even before the onset of proteinuria.Currently there is an ongoing trial using bardoxolone and another using anti miRNA21 is expected to start soon. Other drugs under study for AS are paricalcitol, lipid-lowering agents, epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors, chaperones, stem-cell based therapies, inhibitors of STAT3, etc.”A specific disease-modifying therapy for AS remains an unmet need, but I am sure this will change, because AS has become a very attractive disease for pharmaceutical companies to target”, emphasizes Professor Torra and gives five reasons:(1) it is an excellent model of chronic kidney disease (CKD) with proteinuria and fibrosis that may be extrapolated to other more common causes of CKD;(2) any drug approved for this disease will have an orphan drug designation with its consequent benefits, such as shortened approval timeline, financial incentives, and a period of market exclusivity;(3) the number of patients to be treated will be substantial, AS being the second more frequent inherited kidney disease after ADPKD;(4) patients are young and have very few comorbidities, which facilitates clinical trials;(5) there is no approved treatment for ASSource:ERA-EDTAJournal reference:Torra, R & Furlano, M. (2019) New therapeutic options for Alport syndrome. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. https://doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfz131. But similarly to other renal diseases, this is probably too late an endpoint to make a significant impact on the course of the disease. Theoretically, treatment prior to the appearance of renal fibrosis offers more promising long-term renal outcomes. GBM aspect and degree of fibrosis on renal biopsy as well as proteinuria could be excellent endpoints for clinical trials.”Professor Roser Torra, Barcelona/Spain, main author of the review published in NDT today Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Jun 13 2019Alport syndrome (AS) is a hereditary type IV collagen disease that leads to progressive proteinuria, renal fibrosis, and kidney failure. Depending on the mutated gene and the pattern of inheritance, there are three types of AS. Mutations in COL4A5 cause severe disease in males and a disease of variable severity (but usually much less severe) in females. Mutations in COL4A3 and COL4A4 are the cause of the autosomal forms of AS. Homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in COL4A3 or COL4A4 are the cause of autosomal recessive AS (ARAS), while a single mutation in either of these genes causes autosomal dominant AS (ADAS).Having only one mutation in COL4A3 or COL4A4 can cause a phenotype that ranges from nothing (i.e. some parents of children with ARAS) to haematuria alone or to proteinuria and subsequent renal failure on top of haematuria. Over the past several years it has become increasingly apparent that more patients reach end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) due to ADAS than due to classical X-linked AS or ARAS, even though this progression occurs at a much older age. The seminal determinant of disease progression in AS logically seems to be the amount of damage in the glomerular basement membrane (GBM).A surrogate pathological marker may be tubulointerstitial fibrosis, which has been recognized as the key feature in progressive renal damage leading to ESKD. The glomerular disease and the podocyte stress response lead to the secretion and distribution of profibrotic chemokines and cytokines, which are the main causes of interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy. Progression from haematuria to microalbuminuria and progression from microalbuminuria to overt proteinuria represent very important steps in the course of AS. As for many renal diseases, the primary endpoint for AS clinical trials is or will be the decline in GFR.last_img read more