The BBC’s Jonathan Head was at the protest Police in Thailand have used tear gas and water cannon against pro-democracy protesters outside the country’s parliament.Protesters protected themselves with inflatable rubber ducks which they had planned to float along the river behind parliament whilst inside MPs discussed reform.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Raleigh D. Long, longtime Edmond, Oklahoma resident, died Friday, June 06, 2014 at the Sumner County Care Center in Wellington, at the age of 77.Raleigh was born the son of Raymond and Lola (Owens) Long on Tuesday, November 10, 1936 in Cherryvale, Kansas.Survivors include daughter, Allison Ebberts of Shawnee, Kans.; son, Jerry Long and his wife Michelle of Augusta, Kans.; daughter, Beverly Sellers and her husband Alan of Milan, Kansas, eight grandchildren and a brother, Marvin Long and his wife Joyce of Cherryvale, Kans.A private service will be held at the Duncan Municipal Cemetery in Duncan, Okla.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.
San 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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