Bryant torches Clippers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “I felt like this is a big game for us,” Bryant said. “There’s a lot being said in the papers about this game, and at halftime, I just tuned in. I said I’m going to over-will these guys. I’m just going to overpower them, go through them and send them a message.” As for his winning shot, he strangely pointed to an NFL quarterback to explain it. “I can’t fully take credit for that last move,” he said. “I stole it from Michael Vick, believe it or not.” Bryant’s game-winner snapped a 12-1 Clippers run that put them up 109-108 with 25 seconds left when Elton Brand scored over the Lakers’ Kwame Brown. The Clippers had a possession, down 110-109 after Bryant’s key jump shot, but a turnover from Shaun Livingston gave the Lakers’ Smush Parker an uncontested fast-break layup to put the Lakers up 112-109. In his second game back from a two-game suspension for a flagrant foul, Bryant hit a game-winning 6-foot jump shot with 11.4 seconds left and exploded for 50 points, eight rebounds and eight assists to give the Lakers a 112-109 victory in front of 20,154 Saturday night at Staples Center. Bryant bombarded the Clippers with 40 points in the second half – the second highest point total in a half in Lakers history. He once scored 42 in a half in March 2003. If the Lakers and Clippers are connected this season as borderline playoff teams without serious chances of winning a championship, the Lakers at least have one thing the Clippers don’t: A show-stopping, logic-defying superstar with the ability to take over basketball games and do things that often border on impossible named Kobe Bryant. center_img On the Clippers’ next possession, Cuttino Mobley made a 3-point shot that came well after the final buzzer that could have sent the game into overtime. Mobley finished with a season-high 36 points, and Brand had 28 points and 10 rebounds. About Mobley’s near 3-pointer and the final possession with 4.4 seconds left, Livingston said, “That seemed like the clock ran fast. I felt like 4.4 seconds was more than it was, but it just ran down on us.” Although the Clippers battled from a 12-point fourth quarter deficit to take the lead, they simply didn’t have an answer for Bryant. He also had a crowd-chanting 11-point barrage that included three 3-pointers in a 2-minute, 1-second span to start the fourth quarter to help void a 13-point lead by the Clippers in the third quarter. “For a time there, it was like he was on the court by himself,” Lakers forward Lamar Odom said. Bryant’s barrage subsided but had a ripple effect. He finished with 22 points in the fourth quarter, and helped Brian Cook, who had 16 points, get wide-open shots. “I tried to do everything I knew to do it,” Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy said of trying to stop Bryant. “We were sending guys out at him. We were double-teaming him. We had length on him. Guys had hands there. It’s not like he was getting uncontested shots. We did everything we could against him.” Early on, Bryant struggled shooting, going 2 of 12 (16.7 percent) for 10 points in the first half. The Clippers scored 37 second-quarter points to go up 55-50 at halftime. If there truly is a battle for Los Angeles this season, the Clippers took a big step back by losing for the ninth time in 12 games. They were trying for a fourth consecutive win over the Lakers and never beaten the Lakers three in a row in Clipper history until they won on Nov. 18 with a 97-91 victory. If the Lakers have any concern, it might be that they are relying too much on Bryant, who had 48 points in the Lakers’ win over Philadelphia on Friday, his first day back from his suspension. “It’s not a long-term thing for us,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said of relying so much on Bryant. “But it certainly gives us a boost.” Joe Stevens, (562) 499-1338 joe.stevens@presstelegram.com 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

DDTV: BURT WAS THE PLACE FOR ‘SHEAR’ ENTERTAINMENT!

first_imgThe picturesque An Grianan Estate on the shores of Lough Swilly played host to this year’s international sheep shearing competition this summer.More than 200 competitors sheared 2,200 sheep across 19 different categories over two days of intense rivalry. Over 15,000 people flocked to the Inishowen venue to see the skill of the shearers up close.From cookery demonstrations, sheep dog trials, artisan food, children’s arts and crafts, there was plenty to keep all members of the family entertained. And the event provided a big boost for the local economy.The entertainers were very impressed with Burt.Burt GAA club pulled out all the stops to make the event a huge success. For an event this size Donegal proved its mettle in hosting the sheep shearing championships. And for shear entertaintment it will take some beating.DDTV: BURT WAS THE PLACE FOR ‘SHEAR’ ENTERTAINMENT! was last modified: October 7th, 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:BURTdonegalsheep shearinglast_img read more

SHAUN GRAHAM 3K ROAD RACE TAKES PLACE TONIGHT

first_imgThe Shaun Graham Memorial 3k road race/walk will take place tonight (Tues) at 7 pm.The late Shaun Graham.Registration from 5.30 pm at Letterkenny Community Centre on Pearse Road.The race will start and finish at the centre. Entry is €5 and there will be chipped timing for runners. The event, organised by Letterkenny Athletic Club, is in memory of Shaun who died in a tragic car crash near Rathmullan, in 2013.More than 2,000 people took part in the event last year.SHAUN GRAHAM 3K ROAD RACE TAKES PLACE TONIGHT was last modified: September 29th, 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:3k raceletterkennyShaun Grahamlast_img read more

Council to host series of events for Social Inclusion Week

first_imgCathaoirleach Cllr. Terence Slowey will play host at a special event in St. Shannaghan’s House, Ardara on Monday week next (10 October) where he has invited older people groups from Ardara, Glenties and Narin to come along for an afternoon of music, food and chat.“This is all part of Social Inclusion Week and I am delighted to be in a position to host this event” says Cllr. Slowey.“I want to host this event not only to provide an opportunity for socialising but also to share ideas on how to prepare best for Winter and to make sure that older people are well aware of their entitlements and how they can keep warm and safe during the Winter months.” This is only one of a number of events taking place during this year’s social inclusion week which will take place from 7 to 15 October and which will be officially launched in the County Museum in Letterkenny on Wednesday 5 October at 12pm.Social Inclusion Week is co-ordinated by Donegal County Council and aims to highlight the very positive work being done, not only by the Council, but also by other statutory and community organisations in attempting to raise awareness of social inclusion related issues in Donegal.Social Inclusion Week coincides with World Mental Health week and to mark this the ‘Connecting for Life Donegal’ conference will be taking place in Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana at 10am on Friday 7 October. This conference is a joint initiative with the HSE and will be followed at 2pm by a visit to Fort Dunree, Linsfort, Buncrana for a showing of the Lived Lost Lives – Youth Suicide Exhibition.Once again this year, Donegal County Council has introduced a number of themes for Social Inclusion Week including Health and Wellbeing, Family Supports, Cultural Diversity, the Role of Community & Voluntary Sector and the Voice of Older People and Carers. Other events taking place during the week include Story Party’s by the Donegal County Council Library Service; Harvest Open day by the Ards Walled Community; MABS Open Day – Information Service Letterkenny and Buncrana; Garden outing in Muff – Cara House Family Resource Centre; IT for Beginners – Inishowen Development Partnership; Workshops with the Migrant Rights Centre – Donegal Intercultural Platform; Polish Cultural Evening- Donegal Youth Services.Sporting events will also be taking place throughout the week including Donegal Sports Partnership’s events Wheelchair Sports Come & Try, basketball and active senior kurling games day as well as a 5km Run/Walk & Talk event hosted by Connect Mental Health and lots more.For more information on what’s happening contact Charles Sweeney, Social Inclusion Co-ordinator on 087 911 2401 or Mairead Cranley Assistant Social Inclusion Co-ordinator, Donegal County Council on 074 95 61326The Social Inclusion Week Programme is available at www.donegalcoco.ie or you can pick up a copy at your local Council office or local library.Council to host series of events for Social Inclusion Week was last modified: September 30th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Public meeting to be held on Kerrykeel Sewerage Scheme

first_imgIrish Water is holding an information evening next week to present plans for the Kerrykeel Sewerage Scheme.Irish Water is working in partnership with Donegal County Council to end the unacceptable practice of discharging untreated wastewater into the Burnside River, which flows into Mulroy Bay by developing a new wastewater treatment plant as part of the Kerrykeel Sewerage Scheme.The public are invited to attend the information evening to meet the project team and learn more about Irish Water’s plans to progress this important project. The meeting will be held at the Old School House Kerrykeel, on Monday, June 11 from 5.30-7.30pm.The practice of discharging untreated wastewater into the Burnside River is unsustainable. The new wastewater treatment plant is expected to bring benefits to Kerrykeel in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all.Irish Water say that cleaner water will enhance Kerrykeel’s amenity value and act as a platform for social and economic development.The new pipes, pumping station and wastewater treatment plant have all been sized to accommodate an increase in the local population and will facilitate future growth in the area. The project will also ensure that the water quality standards set down by regulatory bodies will be achieved. Anyone interested in receiving further information or in asking questions about this project are invited to attend the information evening.Public meeting to be held on Kerrykeel Sewerage Scheme was last modified: June 8th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Irish WaterKERRYKEELlast_img read more

Raiders 23, Cardinals 21: Rookie kicker walks it off in battle for No. 1 pick

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.GLENDALE — In a fight to see who really wanted the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Cardinals prevailed.The Raiders won the game, but they lost ground in the race that may matter more in the end.Rookie kicker Daniel Carlson hit a 35-yard field goal as time expired to give the Raiders a 23-21 win, improving their record to 2-8 on the season and dropping the Cardinals to an identical 2-8. “I wasn’t …last_img read more

Wines to save wild dogs

first_imgPainted wolves are by far the most endangered large mammal in South Africa – there are less than 400 wild dogs remaining in the wild in South Africa. The next planned ride for Pedals 4 Paws will begin in the last week of June this year. Cyclists will ride a distance of 1 000km from Gonarezhou National Park to Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe.(Images: Painted Wolf Wines)MEDIA CONTACTS • Jeremy Borg FounderPainted Wolf Wines and Pedals 4 Paws+27 21 863 2492RELATED ARTICLES• Giving wildlife a sporting chance• EWT making tracks in conservation• Wildlife experts to gather in SA• A legacy for the African rhino• 10-year plan to save Africa’s chimps• New animal rehab centre for CTCadine PillayAfrican wild dogs, which are also referred to as painted wolves, are by far the most endangered large mammal in South Africa – there are less than 400 wild dogs remaining in the wild in South Africa, and an estimated 4 500 to 6 000 remaining in isolated pockets in sub-Saharan Africa.With this in mind, Painted Wolf Wines, founded in 2007 by husband and wife team Jeremy and Emma Borg, donates funds from every bottle sold towards research into and conservation of this intriguing, beautiful but highly endangered species.Inspiration from the painted wolfThe Borgs founded Painted Wolf Wines with the goal of creating a company and wine brand with a different approach, namely advocacy of conservation. They support conservation projects throughout Southern Africa through wine sales and creating opportunities for advocacy.“Painted Wolf allows us to fuse our passion for and experience in wine and photography with our love of the bush, wildlife and conservation,” says Emma. “We have an intense love of the bush, having spent a number of years living and working in it, hence the connection with the African wild dog.“When it was time for us to create our own company, it was imperative that we developed a project which would allow us to give something back to the bush … In order to finance and develop capacity for Painted Wolf Wines we created our ‘pack’ [company] which looks to the dogs for inspiration – their teamwork, social structure, dynamism and persistence.”Painted Wolf Wines’ social media discussions are a blend of wine interest and conservation, where the goal is to use distribution and wine sales to increase public awareness of wild dogs and the critical conservation issues for this species and other endangered South African wild life. In 2012, Painted Wolf Wines donated over R100 000 to wild dog conservation.The company is associated with some of the most respected conservation organisations operating in Southern Africa, including the Endangered Wildlife Trust, the TUSK Trust, the Painted Dog Trust in Zimbabwe, and the eminent American biologist Dr John “Tico” McNutt at the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust. “We also plan a guide to the public about where wild dogs can be seen in the wild, who are the best safari operators,” she adds.The Borgs also plan to develop links with conservation projects in the other countries where their wine is sold. “In the UK, we donate 5% of our return from all UK sales to TUSK, which donates to conservation and community projects throughout Africa,” explains Jeremy. “Our conservation work is on-going and as our business grows so the amount of money we will donate and the impact which we have will increase.”Pedals 4 PawsIn early 2012, the Borgs began a new initiative called Pedals 4 Paws. It’s a cycling campaign supported by Painted Wolf Wines that gives the company additional tools to fulfill its conservation objectives. It entails cycling 5 000km to 6 000km over a 24-month period to raise money for and awareness of wild dogs.Pedals 4 Paws undertook three bush rides last year: the first was from Madikwe Game Reserve to Mashatu Game Reserve in North West Province; the second was from Maun in Botswana to Hwange in Zimbabwe; and the third ride began at Hluhluwe Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal and ended at Hlane Game Reserve in Swaziland. Together, the three rides raised over R50 000 for wild dogs conservation.“Our aim is to ride to all of the major conservancies where wild dogs are to be found in Southern Africa,” says Jeremy.The next planned ride will begin in the last week of June this year. Cyclists will ride a distance of 1 000km from Gonarezhou National Park to Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. Both parks have a high population of wild dogs, and the money raised will be split between the Lowveld Wild Dog Project in Gonarezhou Park and Painted Dog Conservation in Mana Pools Park.The ubuntu speciesAfrican wild dogs are different from most predatory mammals in that they are the ubuntu species – the one that thrives on family relationships, mutually beneficial co-operation and teamwork. Most predators in Africa have an aggressive “eat or be eaten” outlook that often leads to the decimation of a community through same species competition.The wild dog is co-operative in almost every aspect of its behaviour; when the pack is under threat, the common vision and goal becomes most noticeable. Although the species survival is threatened, it keeps beating the odds by standing together. Sadly this behaviour, and the animals’ generally small size of 25kg on average, contributes to its endangered status.last_img read more

Deadline approaching for statewide essay contest to win free field trip

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Third-grade students across Ohio can now enter the Ohio Livestock Coalition’s (OLC) For Your InFARMation essay contest by answering the question, “How do Ohio farmers make sure we have good, safe food to eat?” The winning student’s essay will earn an all-expenses-paid field trip for his/her entire class to an Ohio livestock farm — but all essays must be submitted by March 9, 2018.The essay contest is the capstone to the For Your InFARMation program, which offers Ohio teachers free educational materials designed to teach third-graders about the origins of the food they eat every day and about the state’s largest industry — agriculture.To participate, Ohio third-grade teachers and students are encouraged to visit www.ForYourInFARMation.com to obtain the essay guidelines and form. All essays are due March 9 and winners will be notified by April 6. The teacher of the winning essay also will receive a $250 gift card for classroom supplies.“It’s important for young students to learn about agriculture in a fun, interactive way, so they develop a solid understanding of where their food comes from and the significance of safe, healthy and locally-grown food,” said Jenny Hubble, OLC representative. “Even though one in three jobs in Ohio relate to farming and agriculture, many students are unaware of the role Ohio farmers have in feeding our communities. The For Your InFARMation program helps to fill that gap.”The For Your InFARMation materials were developed and are updated regularly by OLC with an education consultant and practicing third-grade teacher. The materials support Ohio learning standards for reading, writing, math, geography and more, making the For Your InFARMation program fit seamlessly into home school and e-school settings, as well as the traditional classroom.Instructional resources include:Student Guide with a variety of nonfiction reading passagesTeacher’s Guide with complete lesson plans and links to additional resourcesReady-to-use lapbooks, worksheets and smart board lessons to reinforce key content and skillsInformational videos that help students visualize the contentExtended learning recommendations and cross-curricular suggestions.Materials can be downloaded, for free, at www.ForYourInFARMation.com. Students will learn about farmers and the Ohio economy, livestock farming, keys to safe and healthy food, energy and renewable resources, as well as careers in agriculture.OLC is a not-for-profit organization representing collective interests of Ohio’s livestock sector and affiliated stakeholders.last_img read more

Why “SUCCES” Spells Success in Social Media

first_imgThis is part of the “Hi AleX,” series — advice to AleX NetLit about enhancing her levels of network literacy through day-to-day personal and professional social networking. AleX Netlit is a fictional persona created by Network Literacy Community of Practice to serve as a guide to Military Families Service professionals, Cooperative Extension educators and others seeking to learn more about using online networks in their work.More about Alex NetLit This article (Why “SUCCES” Spells Success in Social Media) was originally published Monday December 10, 2012 on the Military Families Learning Network blog. Author: Jim Langcuster This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Hi, AleX:Many years ago, a high school journalism teacher, unaware of it at the time, imparted an enormously valuable lesson—and a “sticky” idea —to one of his students.He challenged his students to write a story lead about a local high school principal’s decision to send his faculty to another city the following Thursday for a day-long training session.After quickly scanning all the submitted leads the teacher offered this entirely unexpected observation: “The lead to the story is ‘There will be no school next Thursday.’”This brilliantly disruptive response stuck forever in the mind of at least one student, Nora Ephron, who was inspired that day to train as a journalist and who later went on to become one of the most successful screenwriters in motion picture history.The Science of StickinessThe story is related by Chip and Dan Heath, authors of “Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Thrive and Others Die,” as a stellar example of how the element of surprise can be used to create messages with lasting impressions—”sticky” ones, in other words.There’s an important lesson here for you too, AleX.  If there is one critical social-media skill you should develop in the immediate future, it is mastering what the Heaths describe as the “science of stickiness.”You must learn to create messages that stick to the Velcro of your clients’ minds. Equally important, AleX, you must learn to distinguish your messages from the thousands of others that bombard your clients day after day.By ensuring that your messages stick with your audiences, you deepen the levels of engagement with them.  Equally important, they come to appreciate you as a valuable resource. In time, you not only build valuable social capital with your clients but also enhance your networking effectiveness.So, how should you go about mastering stickiness?The Heaths have devised an acronym, “SUCCES”—with stickiness in mind—to help readers focus on how to craft the most effective messages.Simple – strip the message of everything but its core.Unexpected – when possible, add an element of surprise.Concrete – put the message in visual or sensory context.Credible – ensure the message is believable.Emotional – underscore the message’s importance by connecting with a reader’s, listener’s, or viewer’s feelings.Stories – use narratives to get people to act on these messages.How to Post Sticky MessagesThe next challenge is putting this SUCCES formula to work in social-media venues such as blogs, Facebook and Twitter.The Heaths put simplicity at the top of the list for good reason. Simplicity can be immensely helpful to people struggling to make sense of the welter of messages they encounter daily on Facebook and Twitter news feeds and other other social media venues.For example, medical professionals could develop an enormous amount of goodwill among their Facebook friends and Twitter followers by linking regularly to news articles about the most timely and relevant health-related topics, introducing each with a concise description that focuses solely on the core message.Space constraints forced newspapers into mastering simplicity centuries ago. Here are some recent examples of headlines from the online Health section of the New York Times: “High Blood Pressure Tied to Brain Changes,” “Can Exercise Protect the Brain from Fatty Foods?” and “Can Foods Affect Colon Cancer Survival?”Of course, all elements of the Heath’s SUCCES formula can be used in effective social-media messaging—the reason why it is worth investing the time to read the book and taking its lessons to heart, AleX.Crafting sticky messages will be one of the most valuable job skills in this new information order.last_img read more

MLA booked for rape as Unnao case goes to CBI

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh police on Thursday finally booked BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar on charges of raping and kidnapping a minor girl from Unnao, but appeared reluctant to arrest him despite a rap by the Allahabad High Court.The State government handed over the probe into the alleged gang-rape of the girl and the custodial death of her father to the CBI.It said it was up to the agency to now decide if Mr. Sengar had to be arrested. The decision to hand over the case to the CBI was taken by the government after it examined the interim report submitted by a Special Investigation Team led by ADG (Lucknow) Rajeev Krishna on Wednesday.Mr. Sengar was booked under Sections 363 (kidnapping), 366 (abducting and compelling a girl to marry), 376 (punishment for rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.The stringent provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) was also invoked.However, asked why the MLA was not being arrested despite the requirement under POCSO, State DGP O.P. Singh said since the case had been handed over to the CBI, the investigating agency would take a call.“He is an accused… He has not been convicted yet. I am not defending him,” the top cop told reporters, when some of them pointed out that he was referring to the accused as “honourable MLA.”High Court raps govt.In the Allahabad High Court, a Division Bench of Chief Justice Dilip B. Bhosale and Justice Suneet Kumar wanted to know why the MLA was not being arrested even after the registration of an FIR. Appearing on behalf of the State government, advocate general Raghvendra Singh submitted that there was not enough material to arrest the MLA and the police were still gathering evidence. The court then lambasted the government, asking if it usually waited for evidence in all cases before making arrests.After the SIT submitted the interim report, the government suspended Circle Officer of Safipur, Kunwar Bahadur Singh, for negligence in handling the repeated complaints by the victim. A separate enquiry report has also been prepared by DIG Prison Love Kumar on the role of the jail administration in Unnao during the period of detention of the minor’s father, said Arvind Kumar, Principal Secretary, Home.Doctors suspendedA report was obtained from DM, Unnao, on the lapses on the part of the district hospital. The government ordered the suspension of two doctors, D.K Dwivedi, Chief Medical Superintendent, and Prashant Upadhyay, emergency medical officer, for sending the patient back to jail despite his internal injuries.Disciplinary action will also be initiated against orthosurgeon Manoj Kumar, surgeon G.P. Sachan and EMO Gaurav Agarwal for “laxity in giving him proper medical care and treatment, both prior to judicial custody and on referral from jail to the district hospital while in judicial custody.”last_img read more