Heat beat Celtics to end 16-game winning streak

first_imgMiami Heat’s Goran Dragic (7) goes to the basket over Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart (36) and Al Horford (42) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI, Florida—Goran Dragic scored 27 points, Dion Waiters had 26 with a pair of big 3-pointers in the final minutes and the Miami Heat held on to beat Boston 104-98 on Wednesday night, snapping the Celtics’ 16-game winning streak.Tyler Johnson scored 16 points for Miami, which had an 18-point lead cut to one in the final moments. The Heat shot 49 percent and outrebounded the Celtics 48-37.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kyrie Irving scored 23 points for Boston. Jayson Tatum added 18, and Jaylen Brown and Marcus Morris each had 14.The Celtics got down by 18 in the first half, which has been a very comfortable place for Boston this season. Boston had overcome 18-point deficits against Oklahoma City and Charlotte, a 17-point hole against Golden State, a 16-pointer against Atlanta and rallied from 13 down to win in Dallas this week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe Celtics almost did it again.Down by 14 midway through the fourth, the unflappable Celtics went on a 13-0 run in just about three minutes — getting to 91-90 when Smart made one of two free throws with 3:14 remaining. Waiters decided that was close enough. His 3-pointer from the left wing bounced off the rim, then the top of the backboard, before falling to end Miami’s scoreless drought. Waiters added another 3-pointer over Al Horford to make the lead seven, Hassan Whiteside had a big tip-in with 1:10 left and Miami would hang on from there.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Hamilton targets win as pack scramble for points 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 awardlast_img read more

Rockets advance to 2nd round with eyes on bigger goals

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “This was a pretty good step for us, a step in the right direction, but we’ve got a long way to go,” James Harden said. “We (don’t) have this team just to win one playoff series.”From the moment Chris Paul joined the Rockets in a blockbuster trade from the Los Angeles Clippers last summer, the Rockets have talked incessantly about their desire and belief that the pairing of the two star point guards could propel this already good team into contender status.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownA 65-win regular season led by Harden’s MVP-caliber play and Paul’s work in a top supporting role gave the Rockets the NBA’s best record for the first time in franchise history and added to the belief that this could be the year they win it all.Despite not playing their best at times, the Rockets easily handled the eighth-seeded Wolves, turning in three blowout wins in the 4-1 series triumph, capped by Wednesday’s night 122-104 victory. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) is calmed down by James Harden (13) after being separated from Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jamal Crawford during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets spent almost no time celebrating their first-round playoff series win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.For the top-seeded Rockets, it simply moved them a little closer toward their goal of bringing the franchise its first title in more than two decades.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES While the Rockets have their eyes on winning their first title since taking back to back trophies in 1994-95, the next round will be a benchmark of sorts for Paul considering his disappointing playoff history.The nine-time All-Star has faced criticism after making nine previous playoff trips without advancing past the second round. The worst of those flops came in 2015 against Houston, when Paul and the Clippers had a 3-1 lead in the conference semifinals. They got blown out in Game 5 and squandered a 19-point second-half lead in Los Angeles in Game 6 before falling in Game 7 at Houston.He bristles when the subject is brought up by reporters, but both Harden and Trevor Ariza said Paul discussed that series this week as a cautionary tale when Houston took a 3-1 lead over Minnesota.Paul carried the Rockets with a 27-point performance in a Game 2 win against Minnesota and scored 25 points in Game 4 when he and Harden fueled a 50-point third quarter that allowed the Rockets to come back to Houston a win away from wrapping up the series.While his scoring helped Houston through this series, perhaps more important to Houston’s success was what he did to facilitate scoring by others like Clint Capela, who led Houston with 26 points on Wednesday night. Paul had a tough time in the first game of the series when he tied a season-high with six turnovers. In the next four games he piled up 29 assists with just three turnovers to help Houston advance.Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau marveled at how difficult it is to deal with both Harden and Paul after the pair combined for 21 assists on Wednesday night.“They can hurt you a lot of different ways,” he said. “They hurt us with the pass tonight. They’re not worried about their shots. They’re worried about the team getting good shots.”While Houston’s offensive prowess was evident throughout the year, the Rockets hope that their work on defense against Minnesota shows that they’re solid on that side of the ball, too.“We’ve been saying it all season long and in order for us to get where we want to go defense is going to have to be our backbone,” Harden said. “We’re going to have to get stops.” Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’center_img 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 View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Mono’s winless elims record vs Alab lights fire under Brickman Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident “We’ll continue to get better, work on some things, figure out who we play and take it from there,” Harden said.They move on to the Western Conference semifinals for the second straight season and look to return to the conference finals for the first time since losing to the Golden State Warriors in 2015.But first they’ll get a few days to rest as they await the winner of the series between the Thunder and Jazz. Utah leads 3-2 after Oklahoma City overcame a 25-point second-half deficit to avoid elimination Wednesday night.Coach Mike D’Antoni said it’s difficult to do too much preparation before they know who they’ll face.“We’ll watch it. Get some popcorn and enjoy the NBA like everybody else does then we’ll break it down,” he said. “We’ll have plenty of time to prepare and get in there and do what we do.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

15-year-old girl charged for Patentia Phagwah Day murder

first_imgHigh drama unfolded at the Wales Magistrate’s Court on Thursday when a 15-year-old girl was arraigned for the Phagwah Day murder of 25-year-old Dellon “Chicken” Bradford, formerly of Patentia Housing Scheme, West Bank Demerara (WBD).It was alleged that the teenager participated in the murder of the father of three, who was found along the Patentia Public Road with stab wounds on March 23, 2016 (Phagwah Day). The entire courtroom was emptied as the matter, presided over by Magistrate Clive Nurse, was held in-camera.The teenager’s Attorney, Lyndon Amsterdam, was unsuccessful in his application for bail and she was remanded until June 10, 2016.The defence Attorney said he was surprised his client was now being charged, when other persons were already charged for the murder.As the matter was being heard in the court, the Police were summoned to keep the peace as relatives of the teenager and the dead man clashed outside the courthouse.“Money can’t bring back me buddy, me buddy done dead already,” was the cry of one of the dead man’s sisters.His eldest sister, Samantha Williams, also maintained the innocence of her brother, in reference to the allegations that her brother was stealing from the family members of his reputed wife at the time of his demise.Meanwhile, the mother of the young lady told Guyana Times that her daughter was innocent and did not harm anyone. “Me daughter nah do nothing, me daughter innocent, de man who commit de crime leh them ketch he, me want justice for me daughter,” the emotional mother stated.Last month, Police had issued a wanted bulletin for Hemraj Bramdeo, called “Rickey Scrawley”, who they said was wanted for questioning in relation to the fatal stabbing at Skull City, Patentia.After the stabbing incident, two persons, including the mother of the 15-year-old, were questioned about the murder. It was alleged that on March 23, 2016, Bradford broke into a woman’s Lot 1 Skull City home and stole $200,000 cash and other items, while she was at her mother’s residence.The woman reportedly came home and caught the now dead man in the act and a scuffle ensued, during which he was stabbed multiple times.He was then rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, but was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he died.A post-mortem examination revealed that Bradford was stabbed six times and died of kidney failure, spinal damage and brain injuries.However, Bradford’s relatives are disputing that account and are arguing that he was murdered by the relatives of his reputed wife.The deceased man’s sister claimed that her brother and the mother of his child were involved in an argument after she refused to go home with him. It was during this argument he was stabbed to death, she alleged.last_img read more

SUMMER IS SET TO ARRIVE (AGAIN!) ON SUNDAY

first_imgIt’s probably covered in dust but this weekend may provide the perfect excuse to get the barbeque out!Met Eireann are predicting that temperatures are set to start rising from today onwards and could be in the early 20 degree range by Sunday.And it’s not the case of just one day of glory. The weather forecaster is predicting waves of warm air coming up from the south and may last for the rest of next week with temperatures reaching the mid 20s by Wednesday.There may be some showers but overall the weather is set to change drastically for the better in the coming days.EndsSUMMER IS SET TO ARRIVE (AGAIN!) ON SUNDAY was last modified: July 20th, 2011 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:Met Eireannsummerlast_img read more

Dortmund’s Herbert Bockhorn out of Cranes preps

first_img Tags: Herbert BockhornSebastien DesabretopUganda Cranes Cranes players going through the morning session on Wednesday (Photos by FUFA Media)2019 AFCON Qualifiers-Group LTanzania vs UgandaNational Stadium, Dar es Salam Sunday, 13-03-2019 @6pmDAR ES SALAM – The Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre has confirmed that Borussia Dortmund defender Herbert Bockhorn will not be part of the Cranes preparations for the upcoming AFCON 2019 Qualifier away to Tanzania.The German based defender was initially summed among the 46 players that are preparing for Uganda’s last group game but an injury sustained last weekend while on Club duty automatically rules him out.Bockhorn was initially summoned as part of the team(Agency Photo)“Herbert (Bockhorn) will not be part of the preparations and the game against Tanzania, confirmed Desabre after Wednesday’s training session at Lugogo.“It is unfortunate but he sustained an injury last weekend which requires him to be out for 10 days, ruling him out of our plans.Bockhorn becomes the second foreign based player to be ruled out of the game after Denis Iguma who was confirmed to be carrying an injury last week.The local based players will continue with training on Thursday morning as they gear up for the regional tour game against Kampala Select on Saturday afternoon.Speaking about the progress being made by the local players, Desabre had this to say;“I am happy with all the players and their commitment to the training.“You know they (local based) are preparing for the upcoming CHAN double header against South Sudan and i can see a lot of progress being achieved.“This camp has also enabled me to see some new players like Police’s Juma Balinya and i will continue assessing them throughout.Desabre speaking to the media on WednesdayThe list of the nine local based players who will be joining the professionals will be announced on Saturday evening.They will fly out of the country on Sunday to team up with the rest in Ismail, Egypt where the Cranes are slated to play a build up game against an unnamed Egyptian first division side on Wednesday.The 15 foreign based players that were initially summoned:for camp in Cairo,Egypt: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilah Omdruman, Sudan), Robert Odongkara ( Adama City FC, Ethiopia), Murushid Juuko (Simba, Tanzania), Denis Iguma ( Kazma, Kuwait), Nicolas Wadada Azam FC, Tanzania), Herbert Bockhorn Borussia Dortmund, Germany), Moses Opondo (VendsysselFF, Denmark), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Faruku Miya (Gorica, Croatia), Edris Lubega (SV Reid, Austria), Emma Okwi (MC Oujda, Morocco), Muhammad Shaban (Raja Casablanca, Morocco).The 31 local based players that were initially summoned:Sebwato Nicholas (Onduparaka Fc), Saidi Keni (Sc Villa), James Alitho (URA FC), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), Obenchan Filbert (KCCA FC), Wila Paul (Paul FC), Samson Mutyaba (Maroons FC), Kizza Mustafa (KCCA FC), . Godfrey Walusimbi (Unattached), Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC), Mbowa Paul Baker (URA FC),Mujuzi Musitafa (Proline FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Rashid Toha ( Onduparaka FC), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Unattached), Sadam Juma (KCCA FC), Eyam Ivan (Mbarara City FC), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Okello Allan (KCCA FC), Waisswa Moses (Vipers SC), Bright Anukani (Proline FC), Owori David (Sc Villa), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC), Micheal Birungi (Express FC), Poloto Julius (KCCA C), Balinya Juma (Police FC), Serunkuma Daniel (Vipers SC), Kaddu Henry (KCCA FC), Madondo Joel (K-Jinja SS), Bashir Mutanda (Sc Villa).Comments last_img read more

Warriors, 122, Knicks, 95: Warriors returned to dominance

first_imgClick here if you have trouble viewing this video or gallery in your mobile device.OAKLAND -– Just as the Splash Brothers walked off the court, Klay Thompson had something poignant to tell Stephen Curry about the Warriors’ 122-95 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.“When’s the last time we blew somebody out?” Thompson asked. “2016?” It has been much more recent. The Warriors have beaten opponents by at least 20 points in seven different games this season, …last_img read more

AR Textbooks, Virtual Chemistry Sets & the Future of Learning

first_imgThough augmented reality (AR) as a technology has existed for roughly two decades, it has only just begun to break into the mainstream by way of immersive desktop and mobile experiences. Much of what has been seen so far has been either in the entertainment, marketing and location-based sectors, but one area that is sure to benefit from AR is education. One of the most obvious ways AR will impact education is by enhancing learning materials for students, and a new demo from a Bangkok-based organization shows just that.Perhaps providing a glimpse into the near future of learning, the video (embedded below) from Thailand’s Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST) shows how augmented reality could help students open a whole new dimension from their textbooks. In this example, a student flips through a geology book meant to teach her about the layers of the earth. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… chris cameron Using quick response (QR) codes, a camera is able to detect which page the student is on and can display supplementary 3D materials. The student controls the experience by presenting one of three business card-sized QR codes that either activate or advance a sequence of models for each page. They can get a closer look or a different angle on the models by simply moving the book closer to the camera or rotating it. The experience is pretty compelling as it is. Animations play on some of the pages, explaining how signals travel differently through the various layers of the earth. The visuals are nothing new, but the fact they could theoretically be viewed by a student holding a smartphone would fundamentally change the way students use textbooks. I hope, however, that the use of QR codes is reduced when a product like this goes to market. The codes, while big and easy to recognize for computer vision software, are clunky, obtrusive and rob publishers of page real estate. Sufficient image recognition technology exists that should allow smaller imaged based markers to be used to activate the experience (or the entire page could be used as a marker).Using the handheld markers to activate and change the models shouldn’t be necessary either, as previous AR experiences – as seen in this example from Total Immersion – have let users control 3D models by placing fingers on top of specific parts of a marker. Qualcomm, which announced its new AR SDK last week at Uplinq 2010, said the kit would include support for this functionality, which it calls “virtual buttons.” Needless to say, it can be done, and in the case of augmented textbooks, should be done. The possibilities for education and augmented reality go far beyond just textbooks. In fact, augmented reality could make learning safer for kids. Why place dangerous chemicals in the hands of children when virtual chemistry sets could eliminate any dangers? Kids can swap protective goggles for head-mounted displays (HMDs) and beakers and bunsen burners for virtual test tubes with 3D chemicals – all of which could be done from the comfort of the student’s desk, or even at home.Augmented reality has enormous potential in the education space. Earlier this year, the New Media Consortium reported in its 2010 Horizon Report that simple augmented reality is just two to three years away from having a significant impact on education. Augmented books and virtual chemistry sets are likely only a fraction of the way the technology will revolutionize the way students learn.Photo by Flickr user Neys. Tags:#Augmented Reality#web 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Climate Affects Home Design

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. If you go to one of the many web sites that sell house plans, you can use filtering software to sort through hundreds of available plans by a variety of criteria: square feet, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, number of stories, or even “number of garage bays.”On most of these sites, however, you can’t sort by climate zone. Why? Because most house plan companies ignore climate. They’re happy to sell customers in Minnesota the same house plan that they sell customers in Florida.Although these plan companies may not realize it, climate matters. Among the climate factors that can affect house design are maximum temperature, minimum temperature, insolation, rainfall, snowfall, and average wind speed.Because these factors vary, a wall assembly that works well in Florida may fail quickly in Minnesota. Mulling this idea recently, I decided to try to list all of the different ways that climate can affect a home. I quickly realized that this is a big topic. Climate affects almost every aspect of a home Why are hot-climate houses different from cold-climate houses? Why are desert houses different from rain forest houses?Site and orientation. In a cold climate, a south-facing slope (the best orientation for winter sunlight) is highly desirable. In a hot climate, however, a south-facing slope may not be the first lot to be snapped up.Foundation depth. The footings of most foundations are placed below the maximum frost depth. In Florida, a slab on grade makes a perfectly good foundation. In Minnesota, however, most homes have foundations that begin at least 4 or 5 feet below grade.Shape. In a cold climate with high heating loads, a compact shape makes the most sense. The idea is to minimize the surface-to-volume ratio. For single-family homes, the usual… This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

Vijender to defend title against African Champion Ernest Amuzu

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 4 (PTI) Indian boxing star Vijender Singh is set to defend his WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super middleweight titles against Ghanas Ernest Amuzu in Jaipur on December 23.Unbeaten in nine fights so far Vijender was last seen in action in August when he defeated Chinas No.1 boxer Zulpikar Maimaitiali to claim the WBO Oriental title.”I am really excited on having my 10th fight in India in the Pink City of Jaipur. I am training hard in the ring for the last two months and still have three weeks to go for my next fight, so looking forward to winning the third title fight in a row,” the Olympic bronze medallist said.Announcing the launch of his new promotional company — Vijender Singh Promotions, he said, “the company will encourage the new talents and provide them a chance to be a part of a big show.Ghanas Ernest Amuzu will also be looking to win the 26th pro fight of his career. He has won 23 fights, 21 of them Konckouts, and lost only two in his pro career.”So far Vijender has not faced any tough and experienced opponent like me, I am sure that after facing me in the ring he will realise how tough pro boxing is,” the 34-year-old boxer said.”I am ready and fully prepared to defeat Vijender Singh in the early 3-4 rounds Knockout win,” he added.It will be a change of venue for the boxer given that his previous bouts have took place in the metro cities of Mumbai and Delhi.advertisement”I do not want to fight in the metros, I want to take the sport to small towns, so middle-class families can to also see the matches,” he said.”I am sure it will be an exciting fight night for the people of Jaipur and I am confident that sports fans will come out in large number to support me when I compete for my third title fight,” he added. PTI APA PM PMlast_img read more