Indiana Pacers finish with a flourish, run past Miami Heat

first_imgRARITYThe game started the 20th home-home back-to-back in Heat history, and only the second since the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. In the previous 19, the Heat went 2-0 six times, 0-2 four times, and 1-1 in the other nine instances.QUIRKYThe teams play again next Friday in Indianapolis. Miami has three games before then; Indiana has only one.UP NEXTPacers: Visit Houston on Sunday.Heat: Host Washington on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Djokovic hails ‘perfect 5 months’ as he targets ATP Finals glory Olynyk left early in the fourth holding his midsection. Olynyk was kneed by Indiana’s Tyreke Evans around the ribs, and remained down for a couple minutes before going to the locker room. It was part of a rough night for Olynyk — he took an elbow in the face from Indiana’s Thaddeus Young late in the first half.Young was ejected for the Flagrant-2 foul. Evans was called for an offensive foul on the play that knocked Olynyk from the game for most of the fourth; he returned in the final seconds.Miami led by 11 early and held a six-point lead with 3:50 left, then went cold — shooting 1 for 8 with four turnovers the rest of the way. Bogdanovic’s 3-pointer from the top of the key was the 12th and final lead change of the night, and capped the Pacers’ rally from what had been as much as an 11-point deficit.“That was Pacer basketball,” McMillan said. “I thought defensively we got after it, especially that second half.”Miami debuted its “Vice” court and uniforms, the black, fuchsia and light blue color scheme designed as nod to the city in the 1980s and the team’s original home — Miami Arena.TIP-INSPacers: Indiana is 8-0 when scoring 102 or more points; 0-5 when scoring 101 or less. … Oladipo, who tweaked a knee Wednesday in a home loss to Philadelphia, shot 9 for 22. … The Pacers turned 24 Heat turnovers into 29 points.Heat: Whiteside is the second player in Heat history with two straight 20-rebound games. Rony Seikaly is the other, and he pulled the feat off four times. … Miami was without Goran Dragic (right knee inflammation), who may try to play Saturday. … Miami’s first field-goal attempt came 3:37 into the game — its first six possessions ended in either turnovers or trips to the foul line.FOULThe teams were awful from the line: Miami was 16 for 27, slightly outpacing Indiana’s 17 for 29 effort. It was a strange shooting night all around for the Heat; they shot 59 percent from the foul line, 52 percent (14-27) from 3-point range and 42 percent (22-53) from 2-point land. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) drives past Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — Winning on the road is supposed to be the tough part.Not so for these Indiana Pacers.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Sabonis finished with 11 rebounds for the Pacers. Indiana held Miami to 37 percent shooting in the second half.“Defense, no question about it,” Oladipo said. “Nothing else.”Kelly Olynyk led the Heat with 20 points, but missed most of the fourth quarter with an injury. Josh Richardson scored 18, Tyler Johnson had 15 and Hassan Whiteside ended up with 11 points and 20 rebounds for Miami.The Heat were again without Dwyane Wade, who’s excused while he and wife Gabrielle Union-Wade continue celebrating the birth earlier this week of their daughter. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is calling Wade’s absence day-to-day, though said the team will give him as much time as he wants and needs.“I’ve seen us execute much better,” Spoelstra said. “But you do have to credit Indiana.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Archbishop Hart Enthroned, Signaling the Growth of the Church in W. Africa, But…

first_imgThe Most Rev. Jonathan B.B. Hart, bishop of Diocese of Episcopal Diocese of Liberia, was yesterday enthroned as the Archbishop of the Internal Province of West Africa (IPWA) in the Church of the Province of West Africa (CPWA).Ghanaian Archbishop, the Most Rev. Dr. Justice O. Akrofi, who preached the sermon at yesterday’s enthronement, said the ceremony marked both a church in integration and one of growth of Anglicanism in West Africa.  In other words Most Rev. Hart’s elevation as head of the Internal Province of West Africa indicates that these  churches within represent a departure from the Anglican churches in Nigeria and Ghana, both of which, in the past, were part of the CPWA. The Province represented Anglican churches all over West Africa, including Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Guinea.  But soon the churches in Nigeria began spreading and it became necessary for that country to form its own Province.  Today there are several Provinces in Nigeria alone.  Now, the church is spreading in Ghana, too, so the Ghanaians also have formed their own province.  This leaves Cameroun, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Senegal, which now   constitute the “Internal Province of West Africa,” minus Nigeria and GhanaSo while the Church of the CPAW is being ‘disintegrated,’ the church is growing in other places, necessitating the formation of the new Internal Province.There were nearly 20 West African archbishops and bishops in attendance at yesterday’s enthronement ceremony.  There was also a representative of The Episcopal Church of the USA, the Liberian Diocese’s mother church, as well as the widow of the deceased Archbishop of the Internal Province, Mother Priscilla Johnson.  Archbishop Johnson died last year, shortly following his consecration as head of the Internal Province, necessitating a new election, won by Liberia’s Bishop Hart.Archbishop Akrofi recalled the forerunners to Archbishop Hart: the Most Revs. Leslie Vinning, 1951, founding year of the CPWA; John L.C. Horstead, 1955-61; Cecil Petterson, 1961-69; Moses Scott, 1969-81; Ishmael LeMiaire, 1981-82; George D. Browne, 1982-1993; Robert Okine, 1993-2003; Justice Akrofi, 2004-12; Solomon Johnson, 2012-Feb., 2014; Daniel Sarfo 2014; Jonathan Hart, 2014.With the start of the Liberian civil war, Bishop Browne had to go into hiding for his safety.  So the rest of the Province, said Archbishop Akrofi, shared in the pain because it constituted “the body of Christ in West Africa.Archbishop Hart, said Archbishop Akrofi, is being called to be the heart of that body, the Body of Christ in West Africa, minus Nigeria and Ghana.  “Yes, it is a story of integration; a story of growth; a sign of a living body.  When the Province of West Africa started in 1951 it consisted of Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Gold Coast (now Ghana), and Lagos and the Missionary Diocese of Northern Nigeria.   The Internal Province of West Africa, said Archbishop Akrofi, “is not just an administrative arrangement.  It is fundamentally about equipping the church, the Body of Christ in the world, founded on a dynamic mission and armed with the message that the Kingdom of God is at hand to redeem all things to God through Jesus, the Christ and the Lord.”Neither Archbishop Akrofi nor the newly consecrated Archbishop Hart, in their messages yesterday,  mentioned the grave religious crisis facing the sub-Region, especially our sister Republic of Nigeria, and the murderous onslaught of the Islamic Boko Haram, which is daily wrecking havoc, mayhem and murder on innocent Nigerians.Yet Nigerian Christians, especially in Northern Nigeria, are under constant assault by this sect, and no one seems to be able to do anything about it.What will be the response of the Anglican Communion, indeed the whole church in West Africa and Africa as a whole to this terrible crisis in Nigeria?Archbishop Hart has yet to set forth his own vision not only for the Liberian Diocese, which is his primary responsibility, but also for the ‘Internal Province’ and for the church in West Africa as a whole.  Can the ‘Internal Province’ the Province of Ghana and the Provinces of Nigeria venture to give a response to what is happing in Nigeria.All of them should, for after all, we are all our brothers’ keeper. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“I’m going through hell in prison”– man tells court

first_imgA maintenance worker who was previously charged for stealing from his employer made his second court appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday, and begged to be granted his pre-trial liberty, since he claimed that he has been “going through hell” in the Lusignan Prison.Calvin Francis, who was employed at a popular restaurant on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, made his first appearance in September before Magistrate Leron Daly when he answered to a charge of simple larceny.The charge stated that he stole $109,000 from his employer on September 12, 2018 while he was employed at the place of business.However, in court on Friday, Francis told the court that he did not take the money. The defendant said that “this is the second time that I’m being framed: this is not about money, and this is victimisation by them”.The prosecution, during Francis’ first appearance, had contended that on the day in question, the defendant was seen on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage entering the restaurant and carting off a box which contained the cash.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh had also informed the court that Francis, who had no fixed place of abode, had previously been charged for simple larceny and robbery.Upon hearing from the prosecution, Magistrate Judy Latchman further remanded the defendant until November 2, 2018.last_img read more

JOB VACANCIES: THE RADISSON BLU HOTEL, LETTERKENNY IS RECRUITING

first_imgThe Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny is recruiting.The family-run business is looking to recruit both a part-time leisure assistant and a part-time night porter.If you think you have the qualifications necessary to fill the post then either email lynn.mclaughlin@radissonblu.com or send your CV to the Radisson Blu Hotel at Paddy Harte Road, Letterkenny. See the advert below for full details.JOB VACANCIES: THE RADISSON BLU HOTEL, LETTERKENNY IS RECRUITING was last modified: May 19th, 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:jobsletterkennyRadisson Blu HotelVacancieslast_img read more

DDTV: WATCH VIDEO OF EVOLVE MENSWEAR WINTER JACKET COLLECTION

first_imgDDTV: The Winter WarriorsA man’s coat can be both armour and sword, shielding from the cold while conveying confidence. When you pick the right one, even the worst winter weather doesn’t stand a chance of bringing you down! A warm and dapper collection of men’s winter coats and jackets awaits you at Evolve Menswear.Evolve Sales Advisor Shaun McHugh models a selection of the jackets and coats available and you can get 10% off Winter Coats and Jackets right now.Click Play to watch…  DDTV: WATCH VIDEO OF EVOLVE MENSWEAR WINTER JACKET COLLECTION was last modified: November 14th, 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:evolve menswearwinter coat collectionlast_img read more

DD HEALTH: HOW HERBS CAN HELP TO BOOST YOUR MEMORY

first_imgDD HEALTH: Rosemary has been linked to improving memory for centuries. Shakespeare’s Ophelia says :”There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance”. Now UK scientists have shown that the plant really is linked to better memory.A study of pensioners found that simply being in a room diffused with the smell of rosemary boosted memory test scores by 15 per cent. Although it might not seem much, academics at the University of Northumbria say it could mean the difference between remembering to take medication, or not, which could prove life-saving.Dr Mark Moss, head of the department of psychology at Northumbria, said: “I think that received wisdom through the ages is based on naturalistic observations of behaviour.“We once had herbalists in every village who would have handed out lavender to sleep or chamomile to calm and their effects would have been documented over centuries and millennia. So I think people in the past did realise that rosemary had an effect on memory.“My working hypothesis is that when you inhale rosemary its compounds are absorbed in the blood through the lungs and then are sent to the brain where they can actually act on your brain chemistry.” Previous studies on brain tissue in the lab have shown that the compounds in rosemary can stimulate activity.To test whether it had an impact on older people, the researchers randomly allocated 150 pensioners to a room scented with rosemary, lavender or no aroma. They were then asked to pass on a message at a given time during the procedure, and to swap tasks at a specific time, to test their memory.Those in the rosemary room were found to perform far better on the memory tests than the other two.A separate experiment by the same team, also found the peppermint tea could boost memory.A total of 180 participants were randomly allocated to receive a drink of peppermint tea, chamomile tea or hot water. Peppermint tea was also found to boost memory.After a twenty minute rest the participants completed tests that assessed their memory and a range of other cognitive functions. Following the tests participants completed another mood questionnaire.Analysis of the results showed that peppermint tea helped improve long term memory, working memory and alertness compared to both chamomile and hot water.Chamomile tea significantly slowed memory and attention speed compared to both peppermint and hot water.Dr Moss added: “It’s interesting to see the contrasting effects on mood and cognition of the two different herbal teas. “The enhancing and arousing effects of peppermint and the calming/sedative effects of chamomile observed in this study are in keeping with the claimed properties of these herbs and suggest beneficial effects can be drawn from their use.”The research was presented at the British Psychological Society’s annual conference in Nottingham.DD HEALTH: HOW HERBS CAN HELP TO BOOST YOUR MEMORY was last modified: May 8th, 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:herbsmemory benefitsstudylast_img read more

GAA STAR CASSIDY PLEADS GUILTY TO AFFRAY CHARGE

first_imgDonegal star Kevin Cassidy has appeared in court charged with causing an affray.The Gaoth Dobhair player pleaded guilty to threatening unlawful violence when he appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today.Cassidy, 30, of Cotteen, Derrybeg appeared wearing suit trousers and a dark jumper. He pleaded guilty to the charge.He is a teacher at a special needs school in Letterkenny and is a fluent Irish speaker.Cassidy’s brother Stephen, 37, of Upper Brinaleck, Gweedore also appeared in court charged with assault causing harm.He also pleaded guilty to the charge.The incident happened on the evening of August 24th, 2008 at Ard na gCeapairi, Derrybeg, Gweedore.Two other brothers also appeared in court charged with offences related to the same incident.Shaun Maguire, 28, of Ardsbeg, Gortahork pleaded guilty to engaging in threatening behaviour in a public place.His brother Michael, 21, of Ardsbeg, Gortahork pleaded guilty to causing an affray in a public place with threatening behaviour.Judge John O’Hagan adjourned the case until July and said the issue of community service should be considered.AT HEARING – © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyCOMMENTS ARE CLOSED ON ONGOING COURT CASESGAA STAR CASSIDY PLEADS GUILTY TO AFFRAY CHARGE was last modified: February 1st, 2012 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:AFFRAYJUdge John O’HaganKevin CassidyLETTERKENNY CIRCUIR COURTSTEPHEN CASSIDYlast_img read more

REVEALED: DONEGAL GIRL IN BID TO BE NEXT TOP MODEL

first_imgA CO DONEGAL girl has been chosen to audition for the TV stages of a hit Sky TV show.Sarah Kennedy, from Portnoo, was Miss Donegal and Miss Ireland last year.The 22-year-old will feature on the Sky Living Channel next Thursday in the search for Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model. Sarah has revealed that travelling to London for the audition was just her third time she had been on a plane.And it was her first time on London’s Underground.“It was my first time on a train,” said Sarah, “and I was really freaking out.”“I didn’t realise it bounced around like that.” She is hoping she can go a long way in the show.“This is my dream,” she said.“I want to be here and I know I deserve to be here. And I know I had to go to London to do this because there aren’t any modelling agencies at home.“God didn’t give me long legs, red hair and fair skin for nothing; this is what I am meant to do.”Sky sources have told Donegal Daily that Sarah has done really well so far; the pre-recorded auditions will be shown next Thursday. Judges include singer Danni Minogue and supermodel Elle MacPherson.REVEALED: DONEGAL GIRL IN BID TO BE NEXT TOP MODEL was last modified: June 16th, 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:REVEALED: DONEGAL GIRL IN BID TO BE NEXT TOP MODELlast_img read more

Women’s Tennis Setback By Iowa State

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team lost a tough match to Iowa State, 4-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.”Today’s match was tough. We put ourselves in position to win, but we just couldn’t finish it off and win some key points in the end,” senior captain Maddie Johnson said.The doubles point came down to a tiebreaker at the No. 2 spot after the Cyclone won on court three and Drake’s Mariel Ante and Tess Herder cruised past Samantha Budai and Liza Buss, 6-1 at No. 1. Summer Brills and Johnson fell behind 5-4 and earned a break before holding serve to go up 6-5. ISU held serve to force a tiebreaker and then went on to win the breaker 7-4.The Cyclones used their momentum from doubles to take a quick 3-0 lead with victories on court five and six. At No. 2, Brills dropped the first set 6-2 but fought to force a second set tiebreaker. Buss edged out Brills in the tiebreaker 7-5 to secure the match clinching fourth point.”After losing a tough doubles point, it is really important to come out with good energy in singles. We came out a little flat in singles. We need to stay aggressive when the matches get close and not be afraid to lose, and just go out there and take it to our opponent when it is close,” Johnson said.The Bulldogs continue their five match homestand on Saturday, Feb. 6 when they host UW-Green Bay and Creighton. Iowa State 4, Drake 0Jan 31, 2016 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Center) Singles competition1. Ante, Mariel (DU) vs. Budai, Samantha (ISU) 2-6, 6-6 (2-1), unfinished2. Buss, Liza (ISU) def. Brills, Summer (DU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)3. Johnson, Maddie (DU) vs. Kuuttila, Anna (ISU) 6-2, 2-6, 2-2, unfinished4. Herder, Tess (DU) vs. Espindola, Regina (ISU) 6-4, 4-1, unfinished5. Galvis, Alejandra (ISU) def. Lomas, Joely (DU) 6-2, 6-26. Bonadonna, Annabella (ISU) def. Jaglarz, Mela (DU) 6-3, 6-0 Doubles competition1. Ante, Mariel/Herder, Tess (DU) def. Budai, Samantha/Buss, Liza (ISU) 6-12. Bonadonna, Annabella/Galvis, Alejandra (ISU) def. Brills, Summer/Johnson, Maddie (DU) 7-6 (7-4)3. Espindola, Regina/Kuuttila, Anna (ISU) def. Lomas, Joely/Jaglarz, Mela (DU) 6-2 Match NotesIowa State 4-1Drake 2-2Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,5,2)Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Balanced St. Bernard’s attack leads Crusaders past Del Norte in 34-21 win

first_imgEUREKA >> As he looked at his team’s schedule before the season began, St. Bernard’s head coach Matt Tomlin knew there were two games for the Crusaders to show their worth to the North Coast Section seeding committee.Following Saturday afternoon, Team Tomlin is 2-0 in said circled contests.Four different players scored touchdowns to lead a balanced Crusaders offensive attack as St. Bernard’s won its second straight game thanks to a 34-21 victory over Del Norte at a sun-splashed Crusader …last_img read more