DeRozan scores 38 as Raptors beat Heat 112-104 in OT

first_imgTORONTO (AP):DeMar DeRozan matched his season high with 38 points and added 10 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat 112-104 in overtime on Saturday night.Jonas Valanciunas added 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Kyle Lowry chipped in with 16 points for the Raptors, who secured the season series against the Heat for the second straight season, as well as a potential play-off tiebreaker should they finish with the same record.Joe Johnson had 28 points while Luol Deng added 20 for the Heat, which had Dwyane Wade on the sidelines with an injured thigh.Deng tied it at 97 on a three-pointer from the corner with 3.1 seconds remaining in regulation and DeRozan’s jumper before the buzzer went in and out.In overtime, the teams traded scores until five straight trips to the free throw line, four for DeRozan and one for Bismack Biyombo, allowed the Raptors to score seven unanswered points to take a 109-101 lead with 42 seconds to play.Johnson’s three-pointer closed the gap to six points, but a pair of free throws from Cory Joseph allowed Toronto to close out the game.Stephen Curry scored 15 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter and the Golden State Warriors rallied from a nine-point deficit over the final 12 minutes to beat the Phoenix Suns 123-116.Curry, who spent most of the third quarter on the bench in foul trouble, made three of his seven three-pointers in the fourth, including two as part of an 18-8 run to close out the game.The NBA’s reigning MVP capped his night with a behind-the-back pass to Shaun Livingston for a layup that helped extend the Warriors’ record home winning streak to 48 games.Golden State (59-6) also stayed one game ahead of the pace of the 1995-96 Bulls, who set an NBA record with 72 wins.Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 93-85 for their 41st straight home victory, the third-longest streak in NBA history.Only Golden State with their current 48 and the Chicago teams that won 44 straight in 1995-96 had longer streaks.LaMarcus Aldridge added 24 points and Tim Duncan had 11 for San Antonio. Kevin Durant had 28 points for the Thunder.Jusuf Nurkic scored all of his season-high 17 points in the second half and the Denver Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Washington Wizards 116-100.Gary Harris, D.J. Augustin and Darrell Arthur also scored 17 points and Will Barton finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Denver. The Nuggets outscored Washington 41-17 in the final 12 minutes to win their fourth straight.John Wall had 19 points and 11 assists and Otto Porter scored 21 points for the Wizards.Elsewhere, the Milwaukee Bucks topped the New Orleans Pelicans 103-92, the Atlanta Hawks downed the Memphis Grizzlies 95-83, the Detroit Pistons used a big second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 125-111, and the Charlotte Hornets had a 125-109 win over the Houston Rockets.last_img read more

GVL Scholarship Students Arrive

first_imgSeven students who received engineering scholarships from Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) have arrived in the country from Indonesia.The students were given a warm welcome by officials of GVL Tuesday, April 29, at the company’s main office in Monrovia.Speaking at the occasion, the manager for career and education programs at GVL, Jean Hannah Thompson, said that the students have returned for a short break after going through six months of studies in Indonesia.According to Madam Thompson, the students were given the opportunity last year to undergo advanced training in engineering.“We are pleased to welcome you back to Liberia from your brief period of studies. Since you obtained the opportunity to learn in Indonesia, we have received positive responses on your studies from our partners. We did not make any mistake in selecting the seven of you,” she proudly informed the students.She said while the students are in Liberia, they are expected to visit Grand Kru County to educate other Liberian students on the importance of career education.Responding on behalf of his fellow scholarship beneficiaries, Joseph G. Garwor, said they were gratified for the opportunity created by GVL to acquire skills.“We can assure GVL and the Liberian people that we are serious to acquire knowledge and eventually return home and help our country. We feel we are capable to adequately perform all we have learnt thanks to the level of studiousness we demonstrated while still in training,” he said.He said that with the introduction of oil palm in Liberia, the lives of rural citizens will eventually be improved.“GVL’s investment in the country should be welcomed by every citizen. Considering what have seen in Indonesia, “GVL” truly means business. Oil palm concession has the propensity to create employment for many, thus boosting the economy,” he concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Construction worker charged for raping teen

first_imgA 26-year-old construction worker was on Friday released on $250,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after he was hauled before the court for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl.Calvin Mann, of Timehri, East Bank Demerara, was not required to plea to the indictable charge, which was read in camera at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday.The charge alleged that between August 1 and August 31, 2018, Mann committed the dreadful act on the child without her consent.However, Police Prosecutor Simone Payne objected to bail being granted to the accused while informing the court that the victim and the defendant are known to each other.The Chief Magistrate overruled the prosecution’s submission and granted the labourer his pre-trial liberty. Mann was represented by Attorney Stanley Moore.The case will continue on October 23.last_img read more

SHOCK AS WELL-KNOWN LETTERKENNY CAR DEALERSHIP CLOSES ITS DOORS

first_imgONE of Donegal’s best-known car dealerships has closed its doors.Despite an apparent upturn in car sales, the closure yesterday of Mulroy Letterkenny has shocked many in the industry.The dealership, which was run by Andrew and Hazel Stewart, dealt in the sales and services of leading car brands including BMW, Seat and Saab. A statement from the owners who have operated out of their premises on Canal Road said they were sad to close the business.“Due to a change in direction Andrew and Hazel Stewart, the owners of Mulroy Letterkenny, have decided to resign as service partners with effect from Thursday 21st April 2011.“The company will no longer operate the motor business thereafter,” it said.The statement also added “Andrew and Hazel and all the team would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the customers and suppliers who have done business with the company over the years.” It is still unclear if the BMW, Seat and Saab franchise will continue locally.EndsSHOCK AS WELL-KNOWN LETTERKENNY CAR DEALERSHIP CLOSES ITS DOORS was last modified: April 21st, 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:closesMulroy Letterkennylast_img read more

SILVER TASSIE HOTEL NAMED AS THE ULSTER WEDDING VENUE OF THE YEAR

first_imgThe Silver Tassie Hotel has won the coveted “Ulster Wedding Venue Of The Year” at the 2015 RSVP Awards. This highly coveted award is a reflection of the quality and commitment that the hotel and its professional team provide to ensure that all brides and grooms achieve their dream wedding day. Set just outside Letterkenny along the stunning Wild Atlantic Way, overlooking the beautiful Lough Swilly, the Silver Tassie Hotel is the perfect wedding venue.With landscaped gardens, traditional décor and stunning architecture this truly majestic venue creates a spectacular backdrop for all weddings.Weddings are the hotel’s speciality, with over 20 years of experience, weather you wish for an intimate or large celebration.The hotel’s magnificent Woodlands Suite has opulent surroundings with dazzling chandeliers and for intimate weddings the hotels offers a range of additional banqueting suites not to mention the stunning landscaped garden. The Silver Tassie Hotel is also a licensed venue for Civil Ceremonies allowing you to host your full day within the beautiful award winning surroundings.Guests can enjoy pampering treatments at the hotels stunning Seascape Spa or relax with a visit to the on-site Atomic Hair Design.As Ulster’s top Wedding Venue, allow their accomplished management team to make your wedding dreams really come true.Choose from our wide range of all inclusive wedding packages or create your own personalised menu from the extensive range of options which can be tailored to each specific requirement and budget, allowing a truly unique wedding for each couple.The Blaney family has been hosting weddings for over 20 years, and have seen many changes in that time to both the industry and the Hotel but responding to those changes and the every changing need of their customer is what makes them go from strength to strength.Proprietors Ciaran & Rose Blaney were delighted to receive recognition both for the Hotel & their team on their recent win. For more information or to visit the hotel for a show-around, telephone John or Ciaran + 353 (0) 7 4 912 5619 or email weddings@silvertassiehotel.ie.The Silver Tassie Hotel & SpaRamelton Road, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalTel: 074 91 256 19 Email: info@silvertassiehotel.ie Web: www.silvertassiehotel.ieSILVER TASSIE HOTEL NAMED AS THE ULSTER WEDDING VENUE OF THE YEAR was last modified: September 4th, 2015 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Barca hoping to beat Arsenal and Man United to in-demand star defender

first_imgBarcelona have joined Arsenal and Manchester United in the race to land Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels.The German centre-back was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League last summer but decided to remain at the Westfalenstadion.But, according to reports in Germany, he could now be tempted to join the Catalans.Arsenal and United are both desperate to sign a commanding centre-half in the transfer window and Dortmund are expected to face an uphill task to persuade Hummels to sign an extension to his current contract, which expires in 2017.However, the German side may be reluctantly forced to cash in this summer and are likely to accept a fee in the region of £15m for the 27-year-old.According to Bild, Barca are on the lookout for a high-profile defender this summer after questions have been raised about the form of Javier Mascherano and Gerard Pique in recent weeks.Barca’s Champions League defense was ended as they were dumped out in the quarter-finals to Atletico Madrid last week, and their La Liga title bid also threatens to implode following a run of dreadful form.Once nine points clear at the top, they are now level with second-place Atleti following a run of four defeats in five games, with their latest coming against Valencia at the Nou Camp. Mats Hummels has been wanted by some of Europe’s top sides in recent transfer windows 1last_img read more

DONEGAL WEAVERS ARE ‘IN GOOD HANDS’ WITH NEW RTE SERIES!

first_imgThe brilliant skills of the weavers of Ardara and Kilcar are to be featured in a new RTE television series.Throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s, David Shaw Smith and his wife Sally captured the intricacy and brilliance of Irish craft in the landmark RTE series, HANDS.Now aged 70, and still filming, Shaw Smith, effectively the ‘godfather’ of Irish craft, revisits six of the businesses and artisans he filmed in the original series to see how they’ve weathered the last 30 years, focusing on this new generation of craft workers. IN GOOD HANDS is a six part contemporary documentary series exploring the life and work of traditional Irish craft-workers and how they’ve adapted to the demands of the modern world: from elite saddler-makers, iron workers and cobblers, to bespoke tailors, potters and artisan weavers.Some, like the Powers, a family of metalworkers from New Ross, are object lessons in entrepreneurial spirit, adapting in the face of competition and cheap imports from abroad. Others, like the Tuttys of Naas are third generation cobblers who have used technical ingenuity to re-invent themselves in the 21st century. And a lucky few, like Nicholas Moss Pottery and Berneys saddle-makers, have prevailed because they are simply the best in the world at what they do.The world of Irish craft has changed a lot in 30 years but, despite the series’ important emphasis on continuity, IN GOOD HANDS is rooted firmly in the present, showing the craft industry as a reflection of Ireland’s changing social and cultural spectrum.IN GOOD HANDS is entertaining, inspirational, feel-good television for viewers of all ages – bringing new relevance to the hugely popular Hands series. PROGRAMME 1 – THE WEAVERS OF DONEGAL (1978) – RTE 1 May 31st at 8pmDavid visits Ardara in Donegal to see how the once-thriving business of handmade tweed has weathered the onslaught of power looms and international competition.The centuries old production of hand-made Irish tweed has its traditional heartland in the rural communities of Donegal, especially the small town of Ardara in the south west.In 1978, when David came here to film the MacNeilis brothers, Conail, Jimmy and John, more than one hundred traditional hand weavers were still plying their trade, making quality jackets, coats, quilts and scarves for leading designers around the world.The MacNeilis brothers, master weavers and prodigious workhorses, produced exquisite designs for Magees of Donegal from their humble workshop. David meets the last surviving brother Conail, a font of stories and lore from the old days, but now sadly deceased since this series was filmed. David also visits Studio Donegal in nearby Kilcar, struggling to compete against the mass production giants and power looms of the tweed industry with just two remaining traditional handweavers – both employed on a part-time basis. Here David meets freelance master weavers John Hena and Eddie Doherty – John working freelance, and Eddie, weaving his own designs at his shop, exporting beautiful hand woven fabrics around the world.DONEGAL WEAVERS ARE ‘IN GOOD HANDS’ WITH NEW RTE SERIES! was last modified: May 16th, 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:ArdaraIn Good Handskilcarweaverslast_img read more

Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – A repairman working on the roof of the Pico Rivera Senior Center was seriously hurt Tuesday when he fell more than 15 feet to the ground and injured his head, officials said. The man, a resident of Los Angeles whose name was withheld by authorities, was rushed to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he underwent surgery, city spokesman Bob Spencer said. Meat loaf dinner to benefit veterans LA MIRADA – VFW Post 9148, 13932 Valley View Ave., is hosting a fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. Friday. On the menu for a $7 donation will be meat loaf. For more information, call (562) 941-4097. Lecture explains Medicare changes PICO RIVERA – Seniors who would like to learn more about the new Medicare prescription drug plan are invited to attend a free seminar from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. today at the Pico Rivera Senior Center, 9200 Mines Ave. The Center for Health Rights will provide clarification of the new Medicare drug plan and discuss how the benefits work with Medi- Cal or retiree drug coverage. Information will be provided in English and Spanish. Registration is not required, but seating is limited. For more information, call (562) 948-4844. Daring dreamers speak at contest WHITTIER – “I Dare You to Dream Again,” Whittier College’s oratorical contest, will take place at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Ave. Up to six contestants will be selected to present original speeches about justice and lessons learned from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For more information, call (562) 907-4203. Reward offered in probe of death PICO RIVERA – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday renewed a $10,000 reward for information leading to any arrests in the case of a former beauty queen whose body was found in the San Gabriel River basin on Sept. 7. Supervisors approved the reward at the request of detectives, who believe it may help prompt leads in the case. Barbara Rogers, 60, of Lakewood was reported missing Aug. 20. Rogers was a retired TWA stewardess and former Miss Iowa, who lived alone. Her wallet and identification were found in her apartment, and police found a back window screen popped out, said Sgt. Richard Garcia of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Rogers’ co-workers, friends and family and the city of Lakewood also have put up a $25,000 reward in the case. Anyone with information was asked to call Garcia at (323) 890-5561. Adult students get help at Biola LA MIRADA – A free information session for Biola University’s BOLD program, designed specifically for working adults who wish to complete their college degrees by attending evening classes, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Heritage Room at the campus, 13800 Biola Ave. Seating is limited. In the BOLD program, students attend classes after work. Classes meet only one or two times a week. Students can complete their major courses in as little as 16 months. For more information, call (800) 705-BOLD, or visit www.biola.edu/bold. – From Staff Reportslast_img read more

JURY NOTICE: LETTERKENNY CIRCUIT COURT

first_imgTHE Jury panel for tomorrow (Thursday) at Letterkenny Circuit Court is no longer required to attend. JURY NOTICE: LETTERKENNY CIRCUIT COURT was last modified: April 29th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

DDTV: INCREDIBLE VIDEO FOOTAGE OF DONEGAL BAY DOLPHINS

first_imgYOU’VE read the stories on the huge pod of dolphins in Donegal Bay.Now watch the video of them, taken from the Donegal Waterbus. Dr Simon Berrow of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group said people shouldn’t get too close to the “big and robust” animals.He said the dolphins are “wild creatures living in an environment that is totally alien to us. You should be wary of them.”He added: “They’re very boisterous and active and will approach boats and people. Don’t get in the water with them. I’ve been working with them for 18 years and I’d be frightened to get in the water with them. They’re big, strong animals.”He said there would only be a serious danger “if the person didn’t behave properly” in the water with the dolphins. “Bottlenose dolphins have killed people before, but only when people act the maggot,” he said. DDTV: INCREDIBLE VIDEO FOOTAGE OF DONEGAL BAY DOLPHINS was last modified: August 14th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:dolphin videodolphinsdonegal baylast_img read more