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  • Wizards overcome James Harden’s 54 to nip Rockets in OT

    first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college HURT ROCKETSBesides Paul and Green, the Rockets are without G Brandon Knight (left knee), C Nene (right calf) and F/C Zhou Qui. Knight and Nene haven’t played at all this season, and Qui has played one minute.It hasn’t gotten Gordon down.“We definitely want to turn it into a wins,” Gordon said. “We’re not discouraged. We’re going to get this thing rolling here soon.”UP NEXTRockets: Host the Mavericks on WednesdayWizards: Visit Pelicans on Wednesday as Washington plays six of its next seven on the road.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles the ball against Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Even the Wizards seemed surprised by the way they won.Bradley Beal said he couldn’t have imagined allowing the opposing starting guards to combine for 90 points and still get a victory.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES MOST READcenter_img “No sir. Absolutely not. No sir,” Beal said. “Not at all. It’s amazing we pulled it off still.”John Wall scored a season-high 36 points, including six in overtime, and Washington overcame James Harden’s season-best 54 points to outlast the Houston Rockets 135-131 on Monday night.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 ChrissHarden, the NBA’s leading scorer, also had 13 assists, while Eric Gordon added a season-high 36 points.Wall had two baskets in the extra period and finished with 11 assists. Beal equaled his season high with 32 points for the Wizards. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Koreas win UNESCO recognition of traditional wrestling Clint Capela had 17 points and 14 points for the short-handed Rockets, who played without Chris Paul for the second straight game and fell to 9-10.TIP-INSRockets: Paul was listed as being out with a sore left leg, though coach Mike D’Antoni classified the injury differently. “We’ve just got to make sure Chris gets 100 percent well from his strained hammy,” D’Antoni said. … G/F Gerald Green missed his third game with a sore right ankle. … Houston added F Danuel House from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the G League. … Made their first seven 3-point shots, then missed 10 straight.Wizards: C Dwight Howard was out for the fourth straight game with a glute injury. “It’s a slow process,” coach Scott Brooks said. “He’s doing everything he can.” . Morris, F Kelly Oubre Jr. and Beal picked up technicals. … Allowed 42 points in the first quarter, the fifth time this year they’d given up at least 40. … Wall passed Wes Unseld for third place on the franchise career scoring list.GUARDING HARDENWall said that despite allowing 54 points to Harden, Beal did a fine job against him.“It’s what you dream of,” Wall said. “It’s what you live for, to be on the big stage, a big moment, going against a guy like that.”COACHING HARDEND’Antoni knows he’s asking too much of Harden, who played a season-high 47 minutes.“I mean, we’re asking, especially James, you know what? Play (47) minutes, make every play,” D’Antoni said. “There are going to be periods where he’s just gassed.” Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Otto Porter hit a runner with 4:37 to play for the first basket in overtime and the Wizards remained ahead from there. Wall followed with a jumper to make it 129-125 and later made another jumper that pushed the lead to five. Beal’s dunk extended it to 133-126 with 1:50 to play.Harden had 44 points through three quarters but missed five of his seven shots in the fourth. In overtime, Harden whose career high is 60, was 1 of 2 from the field and had two free throws. He had 11 turnovers, three in overtime, and 13 assists.“It’s not even about myself,” Harden said. “It’s about our entire team. We had a really good start to the game and kind of let our guard down.”Harden scored 12 points in the first quarter, 11 in the second and 21 points in the third quarter. In the fourth, he began the quarter on the bench, and scored six as the Wizards and Rockets headed to overtime with the score knotted at 125.Houston raced to a 27-10 lead, but Washington clawed its way back. Markieff Morris had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

  • ID4PAPD: Greasing Liberia’s Development Wheels (Part1)

    first_imgPart 1: Welcome On-board the ID Train By Wellington Geevon Smith On behalf of the management of the National Identification Registry (NIR), it is my distinguished honor to welcome you to our special column on Liberia’s identification ecosystem, which we have titled, “Identification for the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (ID-4-PAPD): Greasing Liberia’s Development Wheels.” The column intends to show, through many articles, how biometric identification works and how it can help Liberia achieve speedy economic development to improve the living conditions of our citizens. We will run the ID column by publishing an article in this paper once every week, on Thursdays.The host for this column is Honorable J. Tiah Nagbe, Executive Director of the NIR. We will also welcome contributions from anyone who has interest in identity matters. Mr. Nagbe is the first Executive Director of the NIR and will bring to this column his vast experience in the public and private sectors.  Liberia is faced with enormous challenges in catching up with the rest of the world in many spheres of modern life. As the country went through years of civil conflict and subsequently worked to put its scattered pieces together for post-conflict democratic governance and development, the rest of the world marched forward with technology and left us farther behind. As part of efforts to reduce this gap, the Liberian Government decided eight years ago, in 2011, to establish a national biometric identification system through the National Identification Registry.It is incumbent on Liberia to jump-start its identity revolution as simply put by Alan Gelb and Julia Clark of the Center for Global Development:  “Formal identification is a prerequisite for development in the modern world. The inability to authenticate oneself when interacting with the state — or with private entities such as banks inhibits access to basic rights and services, including education, formal employment, financial services, voting, social transfers, and more. Unfortunately, under-documentation is pervasive in the developing world. Civil registration systems are often absent or cover only a fraction of the population. In contrast, people in rich countries are almost all well-identified from birth. This identity gap is increasingly recognized as not only a symptom of underdevelopment but as a factor that makes development more difficult and less inclusive.”We will cover a wide range of issues over the next six months, as we use this medium to deepen the understanding of Liberians and our key partners on identity matters. We promise to do our best in presenting these issues in simple terms, though these are quite challenging topics. Again, we encourage you to follow Mr. J. Tiah Nagbe, Executive Director of the National Identification Registry (NIR), every Thursday as he addresses your concerns on the role of biometric identification in Liberia’s development agenda. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Can you help us bring Jack and Jill home?

    first_imgJack and Jill have both went missing in the Letterkenny area last night.The liver and white springer spaniels were last seen in the Ballymacool area last night.Jack and Jill are both two years old and are extremely friendly (and a little bit hyper!) Any information or sightings of the dogs would be greatly appreciated. If you have spotted them you can send a message to Donegal Daily’s Facebook page or email info@donegaldaily.comCan you help us bring Jack and Jill home? was last modified: August 4th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:ballymacooljack and jillletterkennylost dogsSpringer Spaniellast_img read more


    first_img“Get on the road early.”That’s the message from seasoned Donegal fans as they travel to Clones today in search of Ulster Final glory.Thousands of fans have secured their tickets this week for what is set to be a sell-out game at the Co Monaghan venue. Clones is renowned for long tailbacks and they promise to be even longer with neighbours Tyrone providing the opposition.The senior game does not throw-in until 2pm, but with Donegal’s minors also in action against Derry in their final at noon, it’s going to be an all day affair for many.Even the weather forecast is promising high temperatures and sunny spells so bring the sun cream and hats! (And bring an umbrella or a poncho just in case!)Donegal may well be lining out for the sixth Ulster Final in a row but it’s Mickey Harte’s Tyrone team who are the bookies favourites this time around.   FANS WARNED TO GET ON THE ROAD EARLY FOR DONEGAL’S DOUBLE GLORY BID was last modified: July 17th, 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) Tags:ClonesdonegaltrafficTyronelast_img read more


    first_imgGARDAI have spent the Bank Holiday weekend on Arranmore Island.Officers travelled to the island – which doesn’t have a permanent Garda presence – on Friday and returned to the mainland on Monday.It’s understood they were on the island as part of routine checks of vehicles and car tax.  GARDAI IN THREE-DAY TRIP TO ARRANMORE ISLAND was last modified: May 7th, 2013 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:GARDAI IN THREE-DAY TRIP TO ARRANMORE ISLANDlast_img read more

  • Are Warriors better without Kevin Durant? KD: ‘It’s not facts’

    first_imgOAKLAND – Are the Warriors better without Kevin Durant?It did not take long for Durant to address the question on Twitter and Instagram. So when he met with the media Friday for the first time in more than two weeks, he seemed eager to address it in voice.“I think about that and know it’s not true. It’s not facts when it comes from a basketball perspective,” Durant said Friday. “But the competitive side of me also likes to talk basketball as well. If you want to say something like that, I’m …last_img read more

  • Optimize Your Website with Overstat

    first_imgTags:#biz#tips Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts Testing your website is crucial, but far too often, it simply doesn’t happen. The reasons can include cost, convenience, tech resources – you name it. But a company onstage today at LAUNCH wants to take away those excuses and make website testing – and, of course, website optimization – incredibly easy.Overstat has a number of competitors in the optimization space, including the Y Combinator alum Optimizely. But Overstat’s presentation today at LAUNCH made it look like it had a simple installation (just some JavaScript) and interface for both identifying problems and making updates.Overstat uses a heat map in order to identify where users are clicking (or not clicking) in order to help you identify the buttons and links you may want to address.The judges at LAUNCH seemed to like Overstat, and several of them chose the startup as one of their favorites out of the first round of presentations this morning. And one quipped that perhaps the company could merge with YouEye. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

  • Why the World is Shifting under Your Feet

    first_imgHi, AleX:I know you’re dealing with a full plate struggling to acquire network literacy in the midst of daily work demands.Still, I wanted to share another example to illustrate why acquiring literacy is critical to your future.  It involves the startling discoveries of a scholar named Sugata Mitra, a world renowned educational technology expert who now works at Newcastle University in England.I can think of nothing that more aptly demonstrates the power of collaborative learning and networking.A few years ago, Mitra wanted to see how children from remote villages throughout India with no previous exposure to networks reacted to embedded Internet-accessible computers.What he uncovered both amazed and startled him: The kids began learning from these computers by themselves with no adult oversight.Video recordings Mitra collected from one village show an 8-year-old boy demonstrating to a 6-year-old girl how to browse the Internet. In another village, children, after only four hours exposure to the Internet, learned how to record their own music and play it back to themselves, sparking a reaction of awed delight.The discoveries inspired Mitra to create even more difficult challenges to see how quickly resourceful children overcame them.His next experiment took place in Hyderabad among children who spoke English with an unusually thick accent.  He turned over a computer with an English-to-text interface, casually informing the children that he was leaving and that they were on their own.The children were frustrated because the computer initially responded to their thick accents with gibberish, Mitra recalled later. However, when he returned couple of months later, things had changed radically: The children had learned to speak in a manner remarkably similar to the neutral British accents the computer was designed to detect.Buoyed by these results, Mitra decided to up the ante. In what is now known as his Kalikkuppam Experiment, he wanted to determine if Tamil-speaking children could learn biotechnology on their own and despite all the online instruction being in English.In only two months, he noted that the students increased their scores from zero to 30 percent.  After enlisting a volunteer teacher to employ the “granny method” of teaching — merely looking over the children’s shoulders and providing frequent encouragement — Mitra discovered that the children’s average scored increased to 50, which was what children in “posh schools in New Delhi” were earning.Mitra turned up what are arguably the most remarkable results of all in Turn, Italy, in 2010.Only 15 minutes after he walked into a classroom of Italian-speaking children and wrote the English phrase “How did dinosaurs die out?” on the chalkboard, the children secured the answer using Google first to translate and then search the phrase.Mitra followed this with a somewhat more difficult request again phrased in English: “Who was Pythagoras and what did he do?”Twenty minutes later, right-angled triangles began appearing on the screens.“It just sent shivers up my spine,” Mitra later recalled.Nothing I can think of better demonstrates the power of collaborative learning, AleX — the growing ability of ordinary people from diverse backgrounds to find answers on their own.In fact, based on these new discoveries, Mitra believes “learning is now an emergent phenomenon.” In other words, thanks to the Internet and Web 2.0, education is now a self-organizing structure that appears without any intervention from the outside.Think about that for a moment, AleX: Education is now a self-organizing system that is occurring on its own.Back to that theme again: liberation.  Your clients are, frankly, no longer clients.  With each passing day, more of them are equipping themselves to learn on their own — with or without you.There is still a place, a very valuable place, for you and other trained professionals in this new information landscape, AleX, so long as you step up to the plate.The sooner you understand what’s happening — the sooner you understand how the world is shifting under your feet — the better equipped you will be to think, act and thrive within this new landscape.Author: Jim LangcusterThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. This 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 NetLitlast_img read more

  • Case filed against Dhananjay Munde over government land purchase in Beed

    first_imgThe Beed police on Friday lodged a case of cheating and forgery against Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Dhananjay Munde and 14 other persons in connection with the ‘illicit’ purchase of a plot of land allegedly belonging to the government in Beed district.An FIR under Sections 420 (cheating), 465 (forgery), 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating), 464 (false document) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was lodged against Mr. Munde and the others at the Bardapur police station.The police action follows a June 11 order of the Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court, directing an FIR to be registered against Mr. Munde, who is Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC), within four days of the court order.Mr. Munde has already moved the Supreme Court against the High Court order.The court had passed the directive on a petition filed by Rajabhau Phad, who had accused the NCP leader of illegally purchasing land for his Jagmitra sugar factory in Beed district.According to Mr. Phad’s petition, the disputed plot of land at Pus village in Beed’s Ambejogai tehsil belonged to the State government and was given to the Belkhandi Math in Beed as a ‘gift’ to its chief priest or mahant, Ranit Giri.In 2012, Mr. Munde had purchased the 17-acre plot from Mr. Giri’s heirs by applying for non-agricultural status of the land.The petitioner had challenged the purchase, stating that as the land originally belonged to the government, it could not be sold to anybody.Stressing that the land for the Jagmitra Sugar Mills was purchased “in strict accordance to rules,” Mr. Munde has refuted the allegations against him, stating that “misleading information” was presented against him in the court.He has alleged that Mr. Phad’s complaint against him smacked of “political vendetta.”The NCP leader said that Mr. Phad, who is the son-in-law of scam-tainted businessman Ratnakar Gutte, was attempting to frame him as he had exposed the farm loan fraud allegedly committed by Mr. Gutte, a prominent sugar baron from the Marathwada region considered to be close to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.Mr. Munde’s lawyers have said that there was no mention of the land belonging to the government at the time of the purchase in 2012.This is not the first time the NCP leader has found himself in a soup over shadowy dealings.In October 2013, the Beed District Central Co-operative Bank had lodged a complaint pertaining to fraudulent behaviour against Mr. Munde and 15 others at the Parli police station in Beed.The BDCC had alleged Mr. Munde, as chairman and director of the Parli-based Jagmitra Co-operative Cotton Ginning and Pressing Mill, had taken loans from the bank amounting to ₹11.79 crore between 2003 and 2011 and had failed to repay them. Despite the lodging of an FIR and the filing of a charge sheet against the NCP leader, a local court had stayed Mr. Munde’s arrest.last_img read more