Curry, Thompson find their touch as Warriors beat T-Wolves

first_imgDraymond Green posted another balanced effort with seven points, six rebounds, six assists and two blocks for the Warriors, who played without NBA Finals MVP Durant as he nursed a bruised left thigh.Andre Iguodala started in place of Durant, and the 2015 Finals MVP scored a season-high 11 points. The Warriors notched a season-best quarter with 44 points in the third to pull away after leading 51-50 at halftime.“I actually kind of like these games when we have to sit somebody,” Kerr said. “We have so much talent, we can afford to miss one of our main guys. It’s good for the team, it’s good for morale, it’s good for individual development, and it forces the group to play together when you’re missing one of your main guys.”Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 16 points and 12 rebounds as the Timberwolves had their five-game winning streak snapped.This marked the first regular-season matchup between the teams after they played a pair of exhibition games in China last month.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? The good ol’ standbys did their share of dazzling, too.Klay Thompson scored 28 points with six 3-pointers, Stephen Curry had 22 points, eight assists and eight rebounds, and the Warriors beat the Timberwolves 125-101 for their fifth straight win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogEven without injured KD, the defending champs began to look like their dominant selves behind another strong defensive performance.“Five guys helping and communicating, talking, it was a thing of beauty tonight,” Curry said of the defense. View comments LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson It’s the first time the teams faced off each atop their respective divisions. Only three times previously had they played both with records of .500 or above.“We got humbled tonight,” Minnesota’s Taj Gibson said. “That’s the kind of level we want to get to, the way they’re playing over there.”Thompson shot 11 for 20 overall and 6 of 12 from long range. Omri Casspi added 13 points, three blocks and two steals.Golden State had to overcome another cold start on offense, shooting 8 for 22 in the first quarter — 4 of10 on 3s. Two days earlier in a win against Miami, the Warriors shot 36.8 percent and 11 of 32 from beyond the arc.CAUTION WITH DURANTDurant categorized his injury as “nothing too serious.” He said he hurt the quadriceps muscle the first play of the game against the Heat on Monday.“If this were a playoff game, he’d be playing, but it’s not, so it makes perfect sense to give him tonight off,” Kerr said. “We have a couple more nights before our next game. He should be fine I would think by then.”KD hopes to play Saturday against the 76ers.“Probably, we’ll see,” he said.ATTLES RETURNS Despite more injuries, Celtics beat LA for 10th straight win Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, left, drives the ball up court around Draymond Green (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr will never wish for a star player to sit injured as Kevin Durant did against Minnesota on Wednesday night.The Golden State coach sure saw a lot of encouraging signs from many in his supporting cast to pick up the slack with the NBA Finals MVP nursing a bruised left thigh.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Warriors great Al Attles returned to Oracle Arena one day after his 81st birthday and the entire arena sang “Happy Birthday” during the second quarter as Attles waved and smiled. A former player, coach and general manager of the team — he was part of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game — he had missed a night honoring him Oct. 27.FUNNY MOMENTWhen Kerr announced pregame that Iguodala would replace Durant, he stopped and instructed everyone they could tweet out the news before he resumed the media session.“Is everybody ready to tweet?” he said.Then, he began clipping his fingernails and said the media could let him know when ready to proceed.“Hang on, I’ve got a troublesome cuticle,” he quipped.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Minnesota missed all eight of its 3-pointers in the opening period and its first 11 overall before Nemanja Bjelica hit the Timberwolves’ first make from deep at the 7:24 mark of the second quarter. … The T-Wolves lost a third straight and 17th in 22 on Golden State’s home floor.Warriors: Golden State had its fourth 40-point quarter of the season. … The Warriors blocked nine shots, their 11th time in 12 games with at least seven swats. … Six different bench players scored at least six points, Nick Young with 12 and David West 10. … Young had five assists and four steals. … Golden State had 37 assists.UP NEXTTimberwolves: At Phoenix on Saturday night.Warriors: Look to beat Philadelphia for a ninth straight time overall and sixth in a row at home Saturday night. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Counselor Henries’ Erudite and Timely Admonition

first_imgCounselor George E. Henries is truly in many ways the son of his father, the outstanding lawyer and long serving Speaker of the House of Representatives, Richard Abrom Henries.Like his father, George was serious-minded and studious and went on to be a well trained lawyer.  He, of course, received far better legal training than his father, who attained his by the apprenticeship method.  But so did most of the nation’s eminent lawyers, including Chief Justice J.J. Dossen and may others before him.  So did President Arthur Barclay, his son, Associate Justice Anthony Barclay, President Edwin Barclay, former Attorney General and later Chief Justice Louis Arthur Grimes, Edwin and Louis Arthur’s classmate, the historian Abayomi Karnga, former Speaker of the House Benjamin Greene Freeman, former Vice President Clarence Lorenzo Simpson, former Senator, Associate Justice and later President W.V.S. Tubman, former Associate Justice O. Natty B. Davies, former Attorney General, Counselor Nete Sie Brownell, former Solicitor General, Counselor S. Raymond Horace, former Attorney General and Chief Justice James A.A. Pierre and many others.  All of these great lawyers apprenticed under legal luminaries before them.  It was not until the birth of the University of Liberia’s Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law that it became mandatory to hold a law degree before practicing law in Liberia.Following his graduation from the College of West Africa in 1956, George entered the University of Liberia andlater obtained his Bachelor’s in Canada before matriculating to the Cornell University Law School, where he qualified, in a far superior setting, in the profession of his father.  Cornell is one of America’s top ten universities.Upon his return he was appointed Assistant Attorney General and later as Supreme Court Associate Justice.  He remained in that profession until the 1980 coup d’état when, like most other government officials, he was imprisoned.  He reopened his law firm in 1984.  At the outbreak of the civil war in 1989-90, Cllr. Henries traveled with his family to the United States where he served as an international lawyer.  Before his departure, Head of State Doe invited him back to the Supreme Court as Associate Justice, but he respectfully declined.In 2009 he returned home as full time C.E.O. of the firm, while also serving, from 2005, again in the footsteps of his beloved father, as grandmaster of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, a position which his father had held years earlier.But this editorial is not intended as a eulogy to Counselor Henries—far from it.  We, however, did think it was necessary to give a little historical background, to explain why we thought he was right man to say the right thing to the right people, at the right time and in the right place—his own law firm!  For they say charity, like most other virtues, begins at home.  And what did Counselor Henries say?  He admonished  his legal colleagues—not only those at his law firm, but all  Liberian lawyers—to be professional and ethical in the practice of their noble profession.Addressing his staff at the firm’s yearend party last Friday,  Cllr. Henries uttered this lamentation: “There is public fear about lawyers amid the poor justice system in Liberia.  This fear is riddled with accusations that lawyers receive money and bribe judges to turn justice against the righteous and justify the evildoers.”       Cautioning the lawyers working for him at his 70 year-old law firm, probably the longest surviving in the nation’s history, Counselor Henries strongly warned them against “unprofessional and unethical practices.  By conducting yourselves professionally and building trust in your clients,” he told them, “the clients will in turn seek after you, instead of you lawyers running after clients.”A leading Liberian banker recently made this remark: “Liberia has plenty of highly educated people—‘book people’—but there are two things missing among Liberian professionals today: first, competence; and second, confidence, which is always based on one’s capacity to stand for principle.” That was what Cllr. Henries was talking about—lawyers who will not enter the trenches of legal malpractice, but live above the fog by sticking to the professional and ethical principles of the trade.We pray that all lawyers—those working for him and all others—will heed Counselor Henries’ erudite advice and in so doing, elevate the legal profession to the level where it ought to be, the envy of all professions.     Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Vikings have the moves – and the spirit

first_imgWinning was sweet, but witnessing a team having a blast as it readied for the season and getting the job done was much more satisfying. Good luck Valencia – and Saugus, too! To post your own stories and photos, log on to 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Coach Donna Lee and assistant Carrie Mitchell set the example for a group of girls that put team first. There are no catfights, no hurt feelings because she said this or she did that. I’m sure there are rivalries in the dugout, but that only makes each player try harder. And they disappear at game time. Winning the big one was a great way to start the season, and there’s a lot to look forward to until the postseason. I’m sure they’ll have their struggles. They’ll have days when it’s tough to find the strike zone, the bats aren’t working, the balls fall out of gloves. They know that, but they also have the drive of young women much older than these 14- to 18-year-olds. Their intensity on the field is single-minded. Their goals are evident in their faces. What’s really fun about the Vikings is before the game. They giggle, make up crazy nicknames for one another, braid one another’s hair and add purple, black and gold patterned bows. (A new ritual involves putting a bow around Coach Lee’s ponytail, probably a first.) Putting on a game face for these girls means makeup – Viking purple eye shadow, in particular. The glamour is topped by sequined purple or gold headbands that coordinate with some pretty fashionable uniforms. And then they stay loose. Worm races with a few of the girls competing on their bellies topped the final practice before Saturday’s big game. They gathered their gear and headed to the dugout for the final game, knowing a win would be awesome, a loss to No. 1 not a big deal. Every single girl had contributed to getting the Vikings to this game. A few gathered on their own for a quick prayer and the contest started. It was 0-0 for six long innings as a crowd of parents, locals, other teams and great friends from rival Saugus High’s team cheered. Canyon del Oro High of the Tucson area had just one hit and one on base on a walk. Valencia had a total of three hits, including Jesi’s bomb. The few plays that challenged the fielders, heads-up even as the strikeouts mounted, were handled expertly. Jordan Taylor throws like a girl. Jesi Spigner hits like one. Good thing. It’s part of what makes Valencia High’s softball team one of the top in the nation … and given the dominance of the sport in the USA, no question these Vikings are one of the top high school teams in the world. The Vikings just returned from a road trip, their first games of the season and first-ever journey to the prestigious Bullhead City, Ariz., Championship Softball Tournament. They came home with the first-place trophy nearly as tall as their diminutive shortstop and right fielder, the latter of whom is my daughter and the reason I’ve seen softball fields in some of the hidden corners of the country. This team is a special one, not because of some arbitrary rankings that are nice, but mean nothing on the field. And it’s not because six of the girls already have scholarships to Div. I colleges, where they’ll keep playing. Each one of these Vikings brings something amazing to the team. Each one contributes, whether it’s Jordan’s stunning 16-strikeout game against the Arizona team that had been ranked No. 1 (Valencia was No. 5) or Jesi’s eye-popping 7th inning home run that seemed to cross acres before it landed well over the right-field fence to win the championship game. last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgWHITTIER – The county’s Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a Cinco de Mayo celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Adventure County Park, 10130 S. Gunn Ave. Activities will include games, teens selling food and raffle tickets, a flea market, a craft table and live entertainment. For more information, call (562) 698-7645. July 4 celebration on Whittier agenda WHITTIER -The City Council will consider spending nearly $16,000 on an Independence Day celebration at its 6:30 p.m. Tuesday meeting. Also on the agenda is an appeal of a Historic Resources Commission’s decision to deny a request from California Domestic Water Co. to demolish an office building, water pump house, reservoir and single-story residence with detached garage at 15505 and 15521 Whittier Blvd. The council also will consider Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital’s plans for new 105,600-square-foot, five-story medical office building. Detective to speak at group meeting WEST WHITTIER – Detective Henry Ortega of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Operation Safe Streets anti-gang unit will be the featured speaker at the West Whittier Community Advisory Committee meeting. The meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sorenson Park, 11419 Rose Hedge Drive. For more information, call Lt. Reed or Deputy Floyd, (562) 949-2421. Networking event for nonprofits set WHITTIER – The Whittier Chamber of Commerce will hold a “Salute to Service” dinner honoring nonprofit organizations and service clubs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Swiss Park Banquet Center, 1905 Workman Mill Road. The event provides business owners and community members an opportunity to network. Non-members must pay $10 at the door. The event is free for members. For more information, call the Whittier Chamber at (562) 698-9554. Senior center plans trip to Tijuana WHITTIER – The Senior Life Center at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital is accepting reservations for its Senior Day Trip to Tijuana, Mexico on May 13. The trip includes transportation, lunch and shopping on your own. The price for non-members is $41 and $38 for members. Space is limited; reservations can be made by calling (562) 698-0811, ext. 2444. Arts center seeks class instructors PICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera Centre for the Arts is currently seeking new instructors to teach children and adults art classes for the upcoming Fall 2007 session. Instruction is needed in painting, drawing, ceramics, screen-printing and repujado. For more information, call (562) 801-4300. Academy to hold information session WHITTIER – The California Virtual Academy will hold an information session for parents and students interested in attending this public school at noon Tuesday at the Whittier Church of Christ, 8155 S. Painter Ave. The academy is a state-approved distance learning program for grades K-11 that is guided by state-credentialed teachers and is aimed at homeschooling families. For more information, visit – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Liverpool fans should be worried after Sterling’s exit, claims Redknapp

first_imgHarry Redknapp admits Liverpool fans should be worried after ANOTHER top star decided to leave Anfield.Reds youngster Raheem Sterling is on the verge of completing a £49m move to Manchester City, becoming the latest in a line of big names to depart Anfield.Luis Suarez turned his back on the club to join Barcelona last summer, while Steven Gerrard has also left to join MLS side LA Galaxy.And Redknapp claims Brendan Rodgers’ men could struggle next year to reclaim a top four place.“It’s definitely a bit worrying that Liverpool have lost another big player,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “A couple of years ago they had Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez and you thought,’oh my god, those three together are going to do some damage in the next few years’.“But Liverpool lost Suarez, who was the best player in the Premier League that season, now they’ve lost Sterling and Sturridge is struggling to stay fit. Steven Gerrard has also moved on. It’s a real problem.“They’ve gone from nearly winning the league championship two years ago, to struggling to make the top four. It’s going to be difficult.”last_img read more

Can this West Ham starting XI stop Spurs from going top?

first_img 11 13. Adrian (goalkeeper) 11 11 27. Dimitri Payet (left wing) 11 29. Emmanuel Emenike (striker) 11 11 11 30. Michail Antonio (right back) 3. Aaron Cresswell (left back) – click the arrow above, right, to see the predicted West Ham line up v Tottenham in squad number order 11 16. Mark Noble (centre midfield) 11 19. James Collins (centre back) 14. Pedro Obiang (centre midfield) 11 28. Manuel Lanzini (right wing) 21. Angelo Ogbonna (centre back) West Ham United certainly aren’t leaving Upton Park quietly, having gone unbeaten in east London since August – and now they have the chance to derail Tottenham’s Premier League title bid.Spurs go into the game knowing a victory will take them top but the Hammers faithful will want their men to do anything in their power to put a stop to that.Slaven Bilic, though, faces a selection headache at the Boleyn Ground after Sam Byram was ruled out through suspension due to his 10th yellow card of the season.This means the Croatian is without a senior right back, while possible deputies James Tomkins, Winston Reid, Joey O’Brien are all absent through injuries. Enner Valencia also remains on the sidelines.So what will the West Ham XI look like against Tottenham? Click the right arrow above to see our prediction… 11 8. Cheikhou Kouyate (centre midfield) last_img read more

‘The biggest waste of £30m EVER!’ – Man City fans slam no-show Wilfried Bony

first_img Wilfried Bony – ‘A waste of £30m’? ‘Have you seen this striker?…’Some Manchester City fans didn’t even realise Wilfried Bony was on the field as the Blues took on Norwich on Saturday evening.The Ivorian forward was named in the starting line-up for the Premier League clash at Carrow Road, but the City faithful were perplexed at why he was preferred over both Raheem Sterling and teenage starlet Kelechi Iheanacho.Recent reports claim Bony’s transfer fee could rise to as much as £33million with add-ons, and supporters are unimpressed with the costly bench-warmer after a practically invisible display against the Canaries.And Manuel Pellegrini seemed the echo the fans’ thoughts, as he hauled the forward off after 58 minutes, with the score still 0-0.Check out the fan reaction below… 1last_img read more


first_imgA Judge has described the drugs trade as a ‘cancer on society’ as a Milford man appeared in court charged with supplying drugs to children.Kennedy was supplying hash from his car to children.Lee Kennedy, 25, was caught by Gardai in a sting operation selling drugs out of his car to sixteen year olds. After receiving a tip-off Garda John Joe Doherty and Eugene Organ targeted Kennedy of 5 Lough Road, Milford on November 28th last.They witnessed him selling small quantities of drugs from his car to a juvenile they later discovered was 16 years old.The stopped his car and found a quantity of drugs in it.After they arrested him, they then searched his home which he shares with his partner Simone Duggan.There they found a quantity of drugs kit including more drugs, hash pipes and grinders.In total €360 worth of drugs were found on this occasion.When interviewed Kennedy admitted he bought the drugs in Derry from a foreign national and then brought them to Donegal for distribution.He said he would buy an average of ten grammes, sell six and keep four for his own personal use.Kennedy’s solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client was terrified at the thought that he might go to prison.“And so he should be – selling drugs to children,” replied Judge Paul Kelly.Judge Kelly then said that the drug trade was a cancer on our society.“He was obviously at a low level in the drugs supply chain but each link is another one in this sordid chain. The damage that this sort of crime wreaks on the community is appalling and doubly so when children are involved.“This was a sophisticated enough operation and it happened over a period of time. While it  was a low level operation, drugs and drug dealing is still a cancer on society,” he said.He ordered a community service and probation report on Kennedy but added that he is still of a strong mind to impose a custodial sentence and added that he was making no promises.He also ordered Kennedy to take drugs tests and to prove to him that he was clean when he appears before the court again. on July 15th.MAN CHARGED WITH SELLING DRUGS TO KIDS TOLD TRADE IS ‘CANCER ON SOCIETY’ was last modified: May 21st, 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:childrencourtdonegaldrugsGardaiLee KennedyMilfordlast_img read more

Obstetrics center nearly done

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The facility is located in a separate building south of the main hospital. The construction completion date has been pushed back twice as workers had to deal with an uneven floor, rain damage and a finding that the building was not constructed as designed. Trustee June Snow said earlier that the floor of the building had to be leveled because there was a difference of more than an inch from one end to the other. Once crews began shoring up the building, they found that it was not constructed as designed. The hospital, the only one with a maternity ward in the Antelope Valley, handles about 5,000 births a year. The skilled-nursing facility was a $21 million project plagued with three years of delays and cost increases before opening in 2001. It has been described by hospital officials as a white elephant and an albatross. Officials attributed the delays and cost increases to factors including poor oversight of construction by a previous hospital administration, changes made because of new government regulations and unrealistically low original cost estimates. Less demand than expected for skilled-nursing services, coupled with reduced federal reimbursement for that kind of care, convinced hospital officials that the unit was not cost-effective for the original purpose. (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Work on converting Antelope Valley Hospital’s skilled-nursing facility to a women’s health and obstetrics center is nearing completion, with the opening scheduled for late July. Completion of the $24.3 million project, which began in February 2004, has been delayed because of bad weather and other problems. “The center will have a family-centered approach to have dads involved in the whole process,” hospital spokeswoman Jackie Weder said. “We are providing … care where the parent and baby stay in the same room. The majority of the rooms are private. The neonatal intensive care unit is definitely state-of-the-art. It’s bigger and beautifully designed.” The Women and Infants Center will feature 39 postpartum beds, a 21-bed neonatal intensive care unit, 22 newborn beds, 19 labor and delivery rooms, nine antepartum beds and 12 triage rooms. last_img read more

England boss Gareth Southgate praises Tottenham ace

first_img 1 The selection of the uncapped but precocious Trent Alexander-Arnold means he has fresh competition for the World Cup, but his corner provided the opening goal for Gary Cahill on Saturday, moments after testing the keeper with a sharp free-kick.Those at Spurs have long been aware of Trippier’s crossing skills and corner-taking prowess and they could yet be important in the Three Lions’ World Cup bid.“His quality on the ball is outstanding,” said Southgate.“There were two set-plays, the one just before the goal – a free-kick bang on the money – then the corner for Gary.“It was a great delivery. But we also know his quality on the ball when he’s in the final third.“Kieran has outstanding quality and that kind of profile in that position is very important.”England would be content if they kick off their campaign with an identical result against Tunisia, but Southgate was quick to stress that the 2-1 victory was not scheduled as a direct dress rehearsal.“We didn’t choose this game to replicate exactly what Tunisia would do,” he said.“We play most of our matches against European teams, so this was a good opportunity to play an African team.“Tunisia play different to the style of play to Nigeria. They keep the ball very well and press very well. They’re ranked one place below us in the rankings. We’ll have to be spot on in our preparation and performance to win.” Gareth Southgate was mightily impressed by Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier in yesterday’s friendly against Nigeria at Wembley.Trippier only emerged as a starter at right wing-back when Southgate decided to utilise first choice Kyle Walker as part of a central three in March.center_img Trippier looks set to start for England in Russia last_img read more