Mavericks extend home streak, end skid against Hawks

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Harrison Barnes scored 25 points, Doncic added 24 and the Mavericks extended their home winning streak to 11 games while ending a 10-game skid against Atlanta in a 114-107 victory over the Hawks on Wednesday night.J.J. Barea had 18 points before leaving with a sprained left ankle as the Mavericks finally beat the Hawks after blowing a 26-point lead in October, when Young had a strong fourth quarter in his home debut to help the Hawks rally to a 111-104 win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissYoung matched Doncic with 24 points and added 10 assists in the second meeting between players traded for each other on draft night. Doncic went third overall to the Hawks, who sent him to Dallas while the Mavericks picked Young at No. 5 for Atlanta.“He’s a really good player and we can only hope to contain him,” Young said of Doncic, who was just 5 of 14 from the field but had his second career double-double with 10 rebounds while adding a team-high six assists. “He didn’t get too many good looks.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UP NEXTHawks: At Boston on Friday.Mavericks: At Phoenix on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) gets a pat on the chest from Dallas Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan (6) near the end of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)DALLAS — Luka Doncic can call himself even with Trae Young for now.The Dallas Mavericks can finally say their puzzling losing streak against the Atlanta Hawks is over.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Instead of wilting in the fourth quarter, the Mavericks took control with a 7-0 opening run for a 10-point lead and eventually went up by as many as 15 before the Hawks made it closer with an 11-1 run late.The home winning streak is the longest for the Mavericks since a 12-game run in 2007-08, and their most recent win over Atlanta was on Oct. 30, 2013. Dallas had won 21 of the previous 29 meetings with the Hawks before the 10-game skid.The rematch reiterated the opposite directions both teams are headed after ending the first meeting at 2-2. The Mavericks are 13-9 since then and among the current playoff teams in the rough Western Conference. The Hawks have gone 4-19.The Mavericks played most of the second half without coach Rick Carlisle, who was ejected on two quick technicals when he thought Barnes got fouled without a call. Dallas went on a 16-5 run right after the ejection.“He got them going,” said assistant Stephen Silas, who took over for Carlisle. “His energy got them going, and I tried to continue that energy with the group. They did a really good job after Rick got thrown out of the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Kent Bazemore scored 22 for Atlanta, and John Collins had 20 points and a career-high 17 rebounds.Role players got the fourth moving for Dallas, starting with Maxi Kleber on a dunk as he went on to score all seven of his points in the fourth quarter. Dorian Finney-Smith’s free throw gave Dallas its first 10-point lead, and he finished with 11 points.TIP-INSHawks: Vince Carter, Nowitzki’s former teammate also in his 21st season, got a nice ovation when he entered the game in the first quarter. The 41-year-old scored his only points on a 3 in the first quarter. … Collins had nine offensive rebounds, most by a Dallas opponent this season, in his sixth double-double.Mavericks: PG Dennis Smith Jr. missed his fourth straight game with a sprained right wrist. … Doncic was 12 of 15 from the line as Dallas attempted a season-high 43 free throws. … DeAndre Jordan had his 16th double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.NO DIRK YETDirk Nowitzki was inactive after being listed as questionable for the first time as the longer-than-expected recovery from left ankle surgery delays him from officially becoming the first NBA player with 21 seasons for one franchise. Carlisle said the designation meant the 40-year-old Nowitzki was getting closer to returning, but didn’t want to discuss his status further before the game.GETTING CHIPPYDoncic stared down Bazemore after the Atlanta guard blocked his shot before and after the first-half buzzer, ultimately sending the 19-year-old crashing to the floor. Players from both benches mingled as they headed to their locker rooms, with coaches and officials trying to keep them separated. There weren’t any scuffles, and officials looked at a replay before ruling there were no fouls.There were two double-technicals late in the fourth quarter. The first pair was called on Young and Jordan, with both appearing to plead with officials that they were having a friendly exchange. Doncic and former Maverick Justin Anderson got double techs 16 seconds later. 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Liberia to Get New EU Ambassador Soon

first_imgNow that EU Ambassador Attilio Pacifici has bidden farewell to Liberia and left, a new Ambassador has been named to continue the diplomatic relations between Liberia and the European Community.She is Tiina INTELMANN, 51, an Estonian, who is coming to take the place of Attilio Pacifici whom President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf extolled as a “great European diplomat who had accomplished a lot for Liberia,” during a farewell reception in his honor last week.Pacifici on many occasions defended government and attributed the cause of poverty in Liberia to all parties and not just the governing body.His administration brought about the signing of agreements between Liberia and EU to include the Voluntary Partnership Agreement in the Forest Sector and Sanitation and Hygiene projects in three slum communities in Monrovia.Under the leadership of Ambassador Pacifici, EU committed millions of Euros to the health and education sectors and to the fight against Ebola.Tiina INTELMANN also has vast experience in diplomacy.From November 1, 2011 to present, Ms Tiina INTELMANN served as the president of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC, Ambassador-at-large for the International Criminal Court, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tallinn, Estonia.She also served as an Ambassador of Estonia to the state of Israel and non-resident Ambassador to Montenegro from October 1, 2010 to November 1, 2011.From February 1, 2005 to October 1, 2010, Ms INTELMANN served as an Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.While at the UN, she co-facilitated the General Assembly Intergovernmental Consultations on Systems-wide Coherence from November 2009 to July 2010.Ms INTELMANN also served as Vice President for the Economic and Social Council of the UN from January 2009 to January 2010, co-facilitator of the 10-11 June 2008 high level meeting on the comprehensive review of the progress achieved in realizing the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, and Chairperson of the Consultative Committee for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) from January 2007 to January 2009.In education and training, Ms Tiina INTELMANN earned the Master of Arts and Bachelor of Art degrees in Italian Language and Literature, teacher and interpreter in Leningrad State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.She is also trained in Italian and French language Literature and Political Science.NOTE: Yesterday, the printer’s devil made us publish the wrong caption for the new EU Ambassador to Liberia, Ms. Tiina INTELMANN. So today, we have decided to reprint the article with her proper caption. The error is regretted. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Finding right Balance

first_imgARCADIA – Balance was named best 3-year-old filly at Santa Anita last winter and on Sunday was the best 4-year-old filly in the $200,000 La Canada Stakes after winning the 1 1/8-mile race by 4 lengths over Bai And Bai. In May of 2006, Balance finished a dismal 11th as the 8-5 favorite in the prestigious Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. After the race, the daughter of Thunder Gulch underwent ankle surgery to have a bone chip removed. “She was in the bridle when she came out of the gate and was dragging me all the way to the first turn,” winning jockey Victor Espinoza said. “She settled down from that point and after that, it was over with.” Hofmans said Balance’s next race will be the Grade I $300,000 Santa Margarita at 11/8 miles on March 10. On a wet-fast main track that was pelted by a half-inch of rain Saturday night, Noble Court, the 4-5 favorite, prevailed by a diminishing neck over the fast-closing Law Breaker to win the $150,000 San Vicente Stakes for 3-year-olds. Half Famous and Spanish Influence battled for the early lead down the backstretch with Noble Court, ridden by Corey Nakatani, and Law Breaker just behind. At the top of the stretch Noble Court surged to the front, but was fully extended to hold his slim advantage as the timer blinked 1:23.12 for seven furlongs. Balance returned to racing for trainer David Hofmans on Dec. 30 and finished third in the seven-furlong La Brea Stakes. But sprinting never was her forte, and a return to distance racing got Balance back on the beam. She rallied from fifth on the far turn to sweep past her five rivals as the 6-5 betting choice in 1:49.41. center_img “He looked like he struggled with the track a little bit,” winning trainer John Sadler said. “He was fighting it, but we’re happy to come out with a win on a surface he didn’t really love.” The consistent Law Breaker, competing in a sprint for the first time in his brief four-race career, has won two races and lost two others by a neck. The San Vicente lost some of its luster when probable favorite Major Pleasure was an early scratch because of the track condition. Hurry Up Again was a late scratch when he suffered a small cut on his hind leg after becoming fractious in the starting gate. Pussycat Doll, a convincing winner of the Grade I Santa Monica Handicap on Jan. 28 in her comeback, is expected to make her next start in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Laurel in Maryland on Feb. 17. “That’s our only option right now,” trainer Bob Baffert said. When top sprinter Siren Lure is entered in the $150,000 San Carlos Handicap at seven furlongs on Feb. 17, he will have a new rider. Jockey Alex Solis, who has ridden Siren Lure in his last eight races, will be replaced by veteran Richard Migliore. Migliore was aboard Siren Lure when he recently worked five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 for trainer Art Sherman. Foxysox, winner of the Bayakoa Handicap at Hollywood Park in December, failed to compete in Sunday’s La Canada Stakes. The 4-year-old filly, trained by Carla Gaines, is recovering from a foot bruise. McCann’s Mojave, the 33-1 upset winner of the $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic, will be nominated to the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (March 3), according to owner Mike Willman. 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

JOHN’S STUNNING PICTURE OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS AND PLOUGH ABOVE DONEGAL

first_imgIT only lasted a few minutes…but snapper John McCandless was on hand tonight to capture this wonderful image.A blur from the Northern Lights and the Plough can be seen in the skies above Isle of Doagh in Inishowen.“Unfortunately the aurora only lasted two to three minutes,” says John.  JOHN’S STUNNING PICTURE OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS AND PLOUGH ABOVE DONEGAL was last modified: November 15th, 2014 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:donegalInishowennorthern lightslast_img read more

COLÁISTE AILIGH LAUNCH OF ‘BAILE LEITIR CEANAINN’ CD TOMORROW

first_imgBeidh seoladh dlúthdhiosca nua Choláiste Ailigh ar siúil an Déardaoin seo san Grianáin ag ocht a chloig. The talented students of Coláiste Ailigh, Leitir Ceanainn will launch their new CD tomorrow, Thursday night, January 28th at 8pm in an Grianáin Theatre.The CD is called ‘Baile Leitir Ceanainn’ and it promises to be a great evening full of music, song and dance. Fáilte roimh gach duine. COLÁISTE AILIGH LAUNCH OF ‘BAILE LEITIR CEANAINN’ CD TOMORROW was last modified: January 27th, 2016 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:CD launchColaiste Ailighlast_img read more

Entertainment: Check out all the new film releases this week at Eclipse Cinemas

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: Eclipse Cinemas: New Films This Week Kids Club Daily@ 12noonCheck out all our listings @ www.eclipsecinemas.comMovie & Meal Deal – Sat 15th October: Halloween @ Eclipse Cinemas Lifford Strabane:  Loyalty Cards:Get yours today: Entertainment: Check out all the new film releases this week at Eclipse Cinemas was last modified: October 6th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Eclipse CinemasEntertainmentFeatureslast_img read more

Donegal League round off Oscar Traynor campaign with away win

first_imgTHE DONEGAL League rounded off their Oscar Traynor Trophy campaign with a fine 4-0 away win at Sligo-Leitrim last night.After defeats to Monaghan-Cavan and Inishowen, Brian Dorrian’s team had no chance of making it through to the knockout phase of a competition in which they were semi-finalists last season.However, a much-changed side showed good promise last night in what was an impressive win by the Donegal side. Kildrum Tigers pair Damian Crossan and Jamie McKinney were on the mark with Chris Malseed of Drumoghill and Donegal Town’s Eoin Slevin scoring. Donegal League round off Oscar Traynor campaign with away win was last modified: January 8th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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

LEAVING CERT RESULT COUNTDOWN – THROUGH THE EYES OF DONEGAL STUDENTS

first_imgIt’s hard to believe that a year has passed since the class of 2012 received their Leaving Certificate results.Across the county, thousands of pupils experienced one of the most daunting days in a student’s life. By Caoimhe Ní ChathailTomorrow, the very same will be the case for the class of 2013. After a stressful year, those few weeks of exam chaos and a summer which seemed to disappear in the blink of an eye, results day is almost upon us.Donegal Daily took the opportunity this week to interview some of these students from various schools in Donegal who will tomorrow find out just how hard they worked!In order to maintain a sense of privacy for the students, we have only included their first names. Over the next week they will be interviewed three times; before results, after results and after the first college offers; an insight into the beginning of the future for some of Donegal’s teenagers!Gavin:Gavin describes 6th year as ‘the fastest year of them all’, a sentiment which seems to be the first thought of many past pupils!He started studying at the end of November and after so many months of hard work, found that the exams ‘sounded scarier than they turned out to be’.Alongside his study, Gavin remained active to ward off fear which was affecting those around him. His biggest problem throughout the exams was Maths Paper I, where as he put it himself, ‘they messed up’.Gavin plans to study Maths & Computer Science and as he awaits his results knows that he no longer has any effect over them! His aim is to remain calm and not to allow any anxiety to rub off on others. Síofra:Síofra describes the hardest part of 6th year as ‘the normalising of a low-level, chewy sort of stress, the vague feeling that even if there was nothing to do, I still ought to be doing something’ and not in fact the exams.The monotony, the learning of the same thing over and over, ‘until formulae became as ingrained as the twenty six letters of the alphabet’ was another thing. Síofra describes ‘civilian life’, as she puts it, once the summer arrived, as more difficult than she thought it would be.She found doing nothing to be terrifying after ‘nine months of having information constantly “on demand”. Síofra has decided to leave the results ‘in the lap of the gods’. As she says, ‘I’ve done my bit, I’ll leave the rest of it to the Curve. All I can do now is hope.’Shane:6th year went well for Shane, in his opinion. His biggest challenges were, ‘getting the projects done in time and getting study time in’.The beginning of the exams were nerve-wracking, but as they went on Shane found it easier to deal with any nerves. He says that the exams ‘went much better than I had expected.’Shane was quite confident about his results but he is now finding that ‘the nerves are creeping in again.’Martina:Martina believes that 6th year ‘isn’t as bad as it’s made out to be’. She does however admit that she was fortunate enough not to be under too much pressure points-wise and so the worst part of her 6th year experience was ‘the constant nagging from mum about not studying enough’!Martina advises future Leaving Certificate students to work consistently throughout the year so as to avoid enormous amounts of pressure at the end of the year, ‘slow and steady wins the race’.She feels excited for the results after many weeks of waiting, ‘Hopefully I have done myself justice. Time will tell!’We wish Gavin, Síofra, Shane, Martina and all those receiving Leaving Certificate results tomorrow in Donegal and all around the country the very best of luck. Ádh mór oraibh uilig!LEAVING CERT RESULT COUNTDOWN – THROUGH THE EYES OF DONEGAL STUDENTS was last modified: August 13th, 2013 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:donegalLeaving CertificateResultsstudentslast_img read more

Men’s Soccer Ready for Wednesday Fixture at Valparaiso

first_imgStory Links Goalkeeper Luke Anderson has been outstanding between the posts as the Bulldogs have recorded three-straight clean sheets. Anderson notched three saves, including one on a penalty kick, against Bradley. Wednesday will be the eighth all-time meeting between Drake and Valparaiso, with the Bulldogs holding a 4-2-1 advantage in the series. The schools split two matches in 2018. Valparaiso beat Drake, 1-0, in the regular season finale before the Bulldogs notched a 2-1 double-overtime victory in the MVC Tournament. Valparaiso won against Evansville, 2-1, in its last match. Both of the Crusaders’ victories this year have come within the friendly confines of Brown Field, extending their home unbeaten streak to five matches. Print Friendly Version Scouting Valparaiso Live Stats Midfielder Mason Marcey and forward Cole Rainwater have led the charge offensively for the Crusaders this season. They are tied with the team lead with three goals and seven points apiece. The Crusaders (2-4-1, 1-1-0 MVC) were picked to finish sixth in the MVC this season after finishing last year 5-8-4 overall and 2-1-3 in conference play. The majority of the roster is made up of new faces with 15 newcomers and 13 returnees from last year’s team. Valparaiso boasts a pair of talented midfielders. Redshirt senior Demar Rose earned a place on the preseason All-MVC team after being named a first team All-MVC choice in 2018, and senior Adan Garcia was an honorable mention All-MVC performer a season ago. Garcia was selected to the All-MVC second team in 2017. The Bulldogs are rolling after opening Missouri Valley Conference play with a 2-0 victory over Bradley. Austin Smythe and Leroy Enzugusi found the back of the net for Drake, while Antonio Sanchez and Antonio Melendez were credited with assists. VALPARAISO, Ind. – The Drake University men’s soccer team will look for its fourth-consecutive win when it faces the Valparaiso Crusaders on Wednesday night. Kickoff is booked for 7:30 p.m. in Valparaiso. Live Stream Freshman Jack Eaton headlines the group of newcomers. The 6-foot-2 defender was named Indiana’s Gatorade Player of the Year as a prep at Chesterton High School.last_img read more

Drink driving offences rise dramatically in Donegal

first_imgThere has been a 24% rise in the number of drink driving offences in the first six months of 2017.In total, there were 227 drink driving offences recorded so far, a 54 person rise from the 173 recorded cases for the same period in 2016.Speaking on the issue, Inspector Michael Harrison told Donegal Daily that there has been an increase of over 1000 offences  recorded nationally compared to this time last year. “Up to today there is a 24% rise in the number of drink driving offences in Donegal… We had a big increase during the rally, over 20 offences, accounting for half of the increase during the period. But taking that out there is still an increase.“With the resources I have available to run, an increase at this rate is scary… Nationally we have a very serious problem,” he said.Harrison concluded by asking young drivers in particular to make safe decisions on the road: “You’re not just putting your own life at risk, you’re putting other lives at risk too.”Drink driving offences rise dramatically in Donegal was last modified: June 30th, 2017 by Callum LaveryShare 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:drink drivingInspector Michael HarrisonRSAlast_img read more