Paul leads Rockets over Hornets for 11th straight win

first_imgLATEST STORIES Paul scored a season-high 31 points and James Harden added 21 to help Houston to its 17th win in 18 games and improve to 22-4, the best record in the league.After allowing the Pelicans to stick around before putting them away late in their last game, the Rockets made sure this one was decided early. Houston led by one late in the first before scoring 25 straight points over the end of that quarter and the beginning of the second to make it 49-23 and cruise to the easy win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Chris comes in fresh (and) if I’m not mistaken something like 2:50 to go in the first quarter we go on a (25) to zip run. Game’s over,” D’Antoni said.With Harden on the bench, the Rockets scored the last 14 points of the first quarter, with the last nine from Paul, to turn a one-point lead into a 38-23 advantage entering the second quarter. Houston continued to pile on to start the second, scoring the first 11 points of the period to extend its run to 25-0 and make it 49-23 with 9:45 left in the half. The Rockets made six 3-pointers during that run, with three from Paul and one from Eric Gordon.Paul acknowledged that he looks to be more aggressive when he’s without Harden.“I sort of control the pace with that group,” he said. “Early in the game it’s both me and James and we both pick our spots. With that second unit I sort of dictate the tempo. So I just take whatever’s there.”Harden enjoyed watching the show Paul put on from the bench.“We got stops and Chris got hot,” he said. “He was extremely aggressive. We just kind of rode that wave throughout the entire game.”ADVERTISEMENT The Hornets finally ended their scoring drought when Jeremy Lamb made a pair of free throws, but they didn’t make a field goal until Kemba Walker hit a jumper with about eight minutes left in the second that made it 50-27.Dwight Howard tied a season high with 26 points and had 18 rebounds and three blocks as the Hornets continued to struggle on the road, where they’ve dropped nine of their last 10 dating to Oct. 30.“There was that one stretch where we really struggled,” interim coach Stephen Silas said. “I think beyond that stretch we played pretty well and I think the score was actually our way. But it’s been tough going on the road trying to win games and we’re trying to figure it out.”Houston made 17 3-pointers and held the Hornets to just four.The Rockets had a 14-point lead at halftime and used a 9-2 run, with five points from Harden, to open the third quarter and make it 72-51.Charlotte scored eight straight points to cut the lead to 79-65 with about 3 1/2 remaining in the third. But Houston outscored the Hornets 12-4 to wrap up the quarter and take a 91-69 lead into the fourth. Harden and Paul each made a 3-pointer in that stretch and Gordon added two more.The Rockets led 63-49 at halftime.TIP-INSHornets: Nicolas Batum returned after missing the last game with a sore left elbow. He had nine points and nine rebounds. … Michael Carter-Williams received a technical at the end of the first quarter. … Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 18 points and 11 rebounds.Rockets: Trevor Ariza played despite dealing with a sore left foot. He had 13 points and six rebounds. … Luc Mbah a Moute injured his left shoulder crashing to the court after a shot just before halftime and didn’t return. D’Antoni said he’d have an MRI on Thursday. … Paul added 11 assists and seven rebounds.THEY SAID ITHarden on if he thinks there’s still room for the Rockets to improve: “Of course. Even though we went on a 25-0 run, we allowed them to get confidence going into halftime so we’ve just got to be consistent. We can’t give any teams hope, especially when we’ve got them down like that.” 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 As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson BLOCK PARTYHouston’s Clint Capela had four blocks on Wednesday to give him three or more in 10 games this season after only doing it six times in 65 games last season. He ranks fifth in the NBA with 1.88 blocks a game and has also improved on offense this season. He leads the NBA in field goal percentage at 68 percent.UP NEXTHornets: Host Miami on Friday night.Rockets: Host San Antonio on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) has the ball knocked away on the way to the basket by Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard (12) as forward Marvin Williams (2) and guard Kemba Walker (15) look on during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — With the way Mike D’Antoni has handled Houston’s rotation lately, there are times nine-time All-Star Chris Paul is left to run Houston’s offense against second-team defenses.That combination proved the difference on Wednesday night when Paul led the Rockets to a huge run in the first half that helped them extend their NBA-best winning streak to 11 games with a 108-96 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanocenter_img Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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Soesdyke man slapped with robbery, gun possession charges

first_imgThirty-two-year-old Sherwin Hinds of Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara on Friday, January 12, vehemently denied before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan that on April 17 last, at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Akeem Waterman of $145,000 worth of items.He also denied that on January 10th instant, at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he had in his possession one .32 pistol and four live rounds of ammunition.Instead, Hinds told the Chief Magistrate that he was being pursued by the Police, and as such he hid in a house unknown to him, where the gun was found under a mattress.He noted that he has no knowledge of the gun, as he does not live at the house where he had hidden from the Police.Questioned if these allegations were true, Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield informed the court that the gun was indeed found in the room where Hinds was hiding.The Prosecutor also objected to Hinds being placed on bail on grounds of the seriousness and prevalence of these types of offences.Hinds was as such remanded to prison, and the case has been set to continue on February 2.last_img read more

Sandro desperate to rediscover his best form at QPR

first_imgQPR midfielder Sandro believes he will recover his best form now he has settled in west London and fully fit.The Brazilian suffered a serious knee injury at Spurs in 2013 which kept him out for seven months and he endured a stuttered start to his Loftus Road career with niggling knee and calf problems.“The injuries have been very hard for me,” Sandro told the club QPR website.“I love to play football and I love to win games, so when I am not out there I am so frustrated.”“To be off the pitch for so long was difficult,” he said about the cruciate ligament injury he suffered at Tottenham. “But when I came back I was so happy, so excited. It felt like my first game ever. “It has made me strong.  I believe I will find my level again with QPR. I am doing good at the moment but I will improve. I feel so good here. Everyone in the changing room makes my life very easy. We all want to win games and fight for each other.” 1 Sandro in action for QPR last_img read more

Putin a brave face on it: Japan turn to old guard for Russia

first_imgJapan, beaten 2-0 by Ghana on Wednesday in Nishino’s first game as coach, face Colombia, Senegal and Poland in Group H at the World Cup.Forward Shinji Okazaki, who has won a Premier League title with Leicester City, and defenders Yuto Nagatomo and Maya Yoshida will also bring experience to a Blue Samurai team low on confidence.“In a short space of time as coach, I’ve been charged with a very tough job to select 23 players,” Nishino told reporters.“I’m confident in this group and believe they can rise to the occasion, despite last night’s result,” added the 63-year-old, constantly sucking his teeth in a nervous display broadcast live on Japanese television.“I don’t want to make concrete predictions but hopefully we can pick up points game by game and get through the group stage.”Japan, who will be playing in their sixth successive World Cup, have twice reached the last 16 — in 2010 and as co-hosts in 2002.Okazaki and Kagawa, who had both been struggling with injury, returned to the Japan side as substitutes on Wednesday — the one silver lining for Nishino on a tough night.Kagawa and Honda were two of those thought to have been at loggerheads with Halilhodzic, who was unceremoniously dumped by JFA president Kozo Tashima citing a breakdown of communication between the players and the firebrand Franco-Bosnian.“We go (to Russia) in good shape with a strong nucleus and some veteran players,” said Nishino, set to face intense pressure at the World Cup after his employers took the high-risk decision to switch coaches.“The nucleus of the team is strong and we have a good balance. I believe this team can showcase Japanese football to the world.”Japan travel to Europe to take on Switzerland on June 6 and Paraguay on June 12 in final tune-ups.They take on Colombia in their opening World Cup game on June 19.“It might take a miracle to beat Colombia but that’s what we hope to do,” said Nishino.“I expect my players to perform. Last night was disappointing — we all wanted to get off to a winning start. But we didn’t suffer any injuries and it was an important step to preparing for the World Cup.”Squad (teams Japanese unless stated otherwise):Goalkeepers — Eiji Kawashima (Metz/FRA), Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka), Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa).Defenders — Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray/TUR), Tomoaki Makino (Urawa), Wataru Endo (Urawa), Maya Yoshida (Southampton/ENG), Hiroki Sakai (Marseille/FRA), Gotoku Sakai (Hamburg/GER), Gen Shoji, Naomichi Ueda (Kashima).Midfielders — Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER), Keisuke Honda (Pachuca/MEX), Takashi Inui (Eibar/ESP), Shinji Kagawa (Dortmund/GER), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka), Genki Haraguchi, (Fortuna Dusseldorf/GER), Takashi Usami (Fortuna Dusseldorf/GER), Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe/ESP), Ryota Oshima (Kawasaki)Forwards — Shinji Okazaki (Leicester/ENG), Yuya Osako (Werder Bremen/GER), Yoshinori Muto (Mainz/GER)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Keisuke Honda was believed to be at odds with Japan coach’s former Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired last month. © AFP / Martin BUREAUTOKYO, Japan, May 31 – Trouble-hit Japan will hope star power can reverse their flagging fortunes after new coach Akira Nishino named his 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia on Thursday.The former JFA technical director, who took charge after predecessor Vahid Halilhodzic was controversially fired last month, took no risks as he turned to his old guard, including talismanic forward Keisuke Honda and playmaker Shinji Kagawa.last_img read more


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first_imgDanny Furlong sank Harps tonightWEXFORD Youths knocked Finn Harps off top of Division One tonight, a first-half Danny Furlong double enough for the hosts in front of 715 fans at Ferrycarrig Park.And it may well have been different if Harps have had any luck early in this game.With 17 minutes gone Wilfried Tagbo was inches away from connecting with the ball – and almost certainly scoring – but Youths keeper Graham Doyle was just live to the danger. Within 60 seconds it was the home side who scored after unfortunate play in the Harps defence.Keeper Ciaran Gallagher raced out to intercept a through ball, opted to head (as he was outside the box) but the ball went straight over him and Furlong was on hand to tap the ball home.If that goal was fortuitous, the second was a smasher just five minutes later.Andy Mulligan delivered a peach of a cross and Furlong jumped to nod the ball home. 2-0 it remained at half-time, Harps having a couple of half-decent chances.And that’s how it stayed, Nathan Boyle looking like the most likely to score for Harps tonight.A quarter of the season left – Harps are still in the hunt for the title, but there will be better days than this. FURLONG DOUBLE KNOCKS HARPS OFF THE TOP was last modified: August 7th, 2015 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:donegalfinn harpsfirst divisionwexford youthslast_img read more

Live updates: Warriors vs. Kings, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

first_imgJoin us for live news and analysis Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as the Warriors get the second half of the season started by hosting the rival Kings at Oracle.Old faces in new places will greet both the Warriors (41-16) and the Kings (30-27) as new Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins faces Sacramento for the first time since joining Golden State, and newly acquired Harrison Barnes makes his Oracle debut as a King.Cousins, who was traded from Sacramento to New Orleans two years ago on …last_img

Everybody was Dis-ki Dancing!

first_imgClick arrow to play slideshowView the full photoset on FlickrVideo: Football Friday hits TshwaneVideo: Diski Dancing in the Capital City 2 November 2009 We can’t make up our minds who the star of the Football Fridays show at the Union Buildings was: Zakumi, the Deputy President, Lucas Radebe – or the spirit of the Diski Dance. Check out the extraordinary slideshow and decide for yourself!last_img

Holding time for feedstuffs may reduce swine disease risk

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in China, Belgium and elsewhere, have crystallized the U.S. pork industry’s focus and collaboration on finding new ways to help protect the domestic herd from costly foreign animal diseases (FADs). One new practice designed to reduce disease transmission risk involves knowing exactly how long certain feed ingredients have been securely stored before allowing their use on pig farms.As modeling in peer-reviewed research has made clear, it’s possible for swine disease viruses to survive in shipments of certain feed ingredients during transoceanic shipping to U.S. ports and even to inland points of feed manufacture. Based on this current research, a holding time of 78 days after the date of manufacture and bagging or sealing to prevent additional contamination (“born on date”) for amino acids, minerals or vitamins will degrade 99.99% of viral contamination. The holding time extends to 286 days for soybean meal to allow for similar viral degradation, once shipped to prevent additional contamination.“Working with your feed supplier to get this type of information is yet another way to help protect your pigs from potential infection from a foreign animal disease,” said Dave Pyburn, DVM, senior vice president of science and technology for the National Pork Board. “It’s just one more tool in our arsenal against African swine fever and other diseases that we hope will offer U.S. producers more protection against this growing global threat.”The feedstuffs studied that have shown the potential to support virus survival include: conventional soybean meal, DDGS, lysine hydrochloride, choline chloride, vitamin D, pork sausage casings, dry and moist dog food, organic soybean meal, soy oil cake, moist cat food, and porcine-based ingredients. There may be other feedstuffs that were not tested that could support survival of pathogenic viruses. Scientific study and proof-of-concept work in this area continues. To date, without an organized surveillance program, pathogenic swine viruses are not being identified in imported feedstuffs.“It’s clear from the research that certain feed ingredients can support viral survival during conditions modeled after either trans-Atlantic or trans-Pacific shipping to U.S. ports,” said Paul Sundberg, DVM, director of the Swine Health Information Center. “Based on these findings, we think it’s prudent that the entire U.S. pork industry look at this research and consider taking action to help us prevent a FAD from entering this country through this route.”In a related area of disease prevention, the National Pork Board, the National Pork Producers Council, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians and the Swine Health Information Center recommend that producers talk to their feed suppliers to get information about seven key areas.Describe the facility’s biosecurity program to minimize the spread of pathogens from people, vehicles and ingredients.Describe the facility’s employee training on feed safety.Describe the facility’s pest control program.Describe the facility’s traceability program.Describe the facility’s supplier approval program.Is the facility certified by a third-party certification body for food safety? Third-party certification programs may include the Feed Additives Manufacturers (FAMI-QS), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the Safe Quality Food (SQF), Safe Feed/Safe Food, etc.Does the facility utilize ingredients that were manufactured or packaged outside of the United States?To get a better handle on your particular farm’s risk of FAD transport via a feed ingredient, Sundberg advises producers to use the newly developed virus transport in feed ingredients decision tree matrix.“It was developed to help producers work with their feed suppliers to minimize risk from feed ingredients,” he said.Aside from the specific feed-related ways reduce disease risk, Tom Burkgren, DVM, executive director for the AASV, advises producers to review their current on-farm biosecurity plan with their veterinarian.“While this is always a good thing to do periodically, it’s critically important now to find any potential weaknesses in your production practices so that you can take immediate steps to fix them to help protect your animals,” he said.The four swine groups continue to collectively reach out to USDA officials, including Chief Veterinary Officer Jack Shere, to see what can be done to enhance the protection of the domestic swine herd from ASF and all FADs.“U.S. agriculture must bolster its defenses against the spread of animal disease as we face heightened risk,” said Liz Wagstrom, chief veterinarian for the National Pork Producers Council. “These measures should include private-sector efforts like those that have informed this feed directive as well as publicly funded programs to guard against disease outbreaks that would immediately close export markets and threaten prosperity in rural America.”last_img read more

Iran Cyber-Army Strikes Digital Certificate Authority

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting “The IP address of the initial attack was recorded and has been determined to be assigned to an ISP in Iran. A Web survey revealed one of the certificates deployed on another IP address assigned to an Iranian ISP. The server in question stopped responding to requests shortly after the certificate was revoked.”Hallam-Baker rightly points out that seizing entry to such high-traffic consumer sites, all of which are communications properties, would be of particular use to “a government attempting surveillance of Internet use by dissident groups.” The hackers could, with such access, intercept communications from individual users, plant malware on their accounts, harvest login information and block circumvention addons.Was it Iran? Or was it a country Iran was helping? Or was it a false trail? Cyber-warfare is becoming all too common. Iran has done a lot of it. But some of it, like the Stuxnet virus, has been done to Iran. Online connections and nodes are starting to assume the warfare importance radio stations had once upon a time. Other sources: NYT Bits Tags:#news#NYT#politics#privacy#web curt hopkins Last Wednesday, Comodo Group, the digital certificate authority and internet security, got hacked. It issued issued nine fraudulent certificates for sites run by Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Skype and Mozilla. It looks like the hack that got these certificates was run by the same Iranian cyber army that earlier hacked the Voice of America. In a blog post, Comodo explained that login information for an affiliate was obtained and used to break into the Comodo server and issue the certificates. According to Comodo’s Philip Hallam-Baker, the attacks came from Iran, though he warns the route may be a false trace. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more