Mavericks: DeAndre Jordan had 12 rebounds and 10 points. … Barea (15 points) and Dwight Powell (12) came off the bench to score in double figures. … The Mavericks were 14 of 19 from the field in the second quarter. … G Devin Harris (left hamstring strain) missed his seventh straight game.Lakers: Have won three straight against the Mavericks. … McGee also had five blocked shots, making it his first game with at least 15 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks since Jan. 14, 2012, with Washington. The last Lakers player to accomplish that was Pau Gasol on Jan. 20, 2014, at Chicago. … Kuzma scored 11 points in the first quarter. … The 38 points were a season high for a first quarter. … F Michael Beasley missed his second straight game due to personal reasons.UP NEXTMavericks: Host New York on Friday.Lakers: At Portland on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sabonis, Oladipo lift Pacers over Knicks JaVale McGee added 16 points and 15 rebounds, Kyle Kuzma scored 18 and Brandon Ingram had 17 for the Lakers.Matthews led Dallas with 21 points and Harrison Barnes scored 19. The Mavericks (2-6) have lost five straight.“I love the fight. Our first quarter was very disappointing but we battled back,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “We were able to get stops in the fourth quarter and we were getting some momentum on offense.”The Lakers scored the first eight points and led by 18 in the first quarter as they went 15 of 23 from the field and made six 3-pointers.Dallas trimmed the margin to 66-59 by halftime. Matthews’ driving bank shot pulled the Mavericks to 70-64 before the Lakers went on a 17-4 run — which included 10 points by James — to open their largest lead at 87-68 with 4:40 remaining in the third.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I don’t like the way we closed out the game, but for the majority of the game we played well,” James said.Los Angeles led nearly throughout and was up 111-98 with 3:42 to go before the Mavericks went on a 15-2 run to pull even. Luka Doncic tied it at 113 with 7.2 seconds remaining on a jumper from the corner, but on the next trip down the floor James was fouled by Wesley Mathews while shooting a jump shot.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 ChrissJames missed the first free throw but made the second. J.J. Barea missed a 3-pointer for Dallas as time expired, and the Lakers (3-5) stopped a two-game skid.“NBA games are never over and you have to play the game a certain way,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “If you mess with the game, the game will mess with you and I thought we did that a little bit. Hopefully we can learn the same lesson even if it was a win.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The closest the Mavericks got in the first eight minutes of the fourth was 98-90 with 8:12 left.ROAD WOESThe Mavericks, who dropped to 0-5 on the road, are one of seven teams in the NBA without a win away from home. They have lost 10 straight road games dating back to last season.TOUGH START, BETTER FINISHDoncic, the second pick in the 2018 draft, said before the game that he grew up idolizing James. The teenager from Slovenia, who scored 31 points Monday night at San Antonio and is averaging 20.4 points per game, might have been in awe a bit during his first game against James as he missed his first six shots.Doncic was able to shake off the slow start, though, as he made his final five shots from the field and finished with 14 points. James gave Doncic his jersey after the game.TALE OF TWO HALVESThe Lakers held the Mavericks to 37 percent from the floor in the first and third quarters (17 of 46), but Dallas shot 65 percent (26 of 40) in the second and fourth.“The first and third quarters defensively we were pretty good and then we had two awful quarters. It is just about getting better with those things,” Walton said.TIP-INS Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, left, high-fives teammates after scoring against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — LeBron James walked into Staples Center on Halloween dressed as Jason from the “Friday the 13th” movies. 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The Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) has disclosed a plan to focus on a school feeding program in the coming academic year as a means of attracting more students and keeping them in school.MCSS Superintendent, Benjamin Adolphus Jacobs, made the disclosure on Thursday at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) regular Ebola Hour press briefing.According to him, MCSS will prioritize the school feeding program to help increase students attendance at school.“The school-feeding program in the upcoming year,” he said, “will to help boost the reflection of learning for the children at the various MCSS campuses as well as increase enrollment.”“No one can learn on an empty stomach, especially the little ones. Many of them will come to school in the morning hungry and weak and cannot respond to their teachers, even at question time. Many of them will not ask questions and sometimes leave campus during recess and run home because of food, Mr. Jacobs stressed.He explained that, many of the school going children were appearing in the classroom without eating anything at home, which he said was causing serious problems in keeping them focused on learning.The MCSS Superintendent further explained that, “due to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus and the issue of breaking the transmission, his administration is hoping to run three shifts, morning, evening and night, as a mean of reducing over crowdedness in the classroom.“We will also have Thermometers testing students and teachers on campus.”He continued, “We are securing vehicles for the three region, Central Monrovia, Sinkor and Bushrod Island, to help in carrying any sick person, both teachers and students, for treatment. “We will have one room reserved on each campus to have the person there before hospital attention is provided.”According to him, they will conduct workshops for teachers and students before the official opening of school and will also observe all Ebola preventive measures on campuses and will have rooms reserved for any outbreak of the disease. He further explained, “We are training guidance counselors for most of our schools that will help to guide many of our students in their learning process. We are also hoping to construct hand-pumps on some of our campuses as a way of improving sanitation.The MCSS Superintendent also disclosed that the counselors will be helping students who are not academically sound and will be guiding them and making sure that such students attend vocational institutions.He disclosed that schools might open in late January or February and close in the late August or September. “We are also working on classes running from Monday to Saturday if all goes well and the Ministry of Education will come up with a position. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
As Ebola continues to decline in Liberia, the Angie Brooks International Center for Women’s Empowerment (ABIC) has launched a two-week anti-Ebola awareness campaign for marketers and residents in Gbarnga, Bong County.The launching last Sunday brought together market women, town chiefs and community dwellers.ABIC’s Project Manager, Mrs. Henrietta Tolbert, said the awareness campaign is focusing on market women in the county’s capital, Gbarnga, and in remote parts of the County. The aim is to educate women about the dangers of the virus and show them the preventive measures that will keep them safe.“Basically, we will be asking our marketers about Ebola and what they understand about it since the outbreak. Whatever knowledge they have will be enhanced with more education and tools to empower them to eradicate Ebola,” Mrs. Tolbert explained.According to her, the awareness campaign will be followed by intensive training to enable the market women to also spread awareness in the towns and villages where they reside or do business to help eradicate the killer virus.The campaign began with the training of 15 persons who will join the ABIC team to make sure all marketplaces and communities in the county are informed about the Ebola virus.“We trained these persons so that they can assist us in conducting the awareness training in the language spoken by the people in the various towns and villages.“We are doing this to send the message across in a very simple way to our people,” she said.Mrs. Tolbert warned that the issue of complacency remains high on the agenda because a majority of the people no longer follows preventive measures like washing hands frequently, avoiding bush meat and secret burials.”She called on every Liberian to join the fight, cautioning that it takes one case to cause another serious outbreak of the virus in the country.The ABIC team spent two weeks in Margibi County, also engaging in a widespread awareness campaign there.“We will distribute hand washing buckets, chlorine and disinfectants to market places and communities to empower them in the fight,” Mrs. Tolbert said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Mae’s graduationThe 2018 graduating class of Mae’s Schools was charged by former Education Minister Priya Manickchand to envision the Guyana they would like to live in and involve themselves in work that would get the country there.The students were congratulated for their hard work and told that they were already winners as millions of children across the world are unable to complete their primary education.Manickchand pointed out to the graduating class that they are all intelligent students who could and must do well where ever they go.She used statistics to show that schools all across the country are doing well andFormer Education Minister Priya Manickchand with Mae’s student, Anjalie Dhoray who secured a perfect score in Social Studies. Also in photo is Anjalie’s mother, Christine Dhoraypointed out that children that topped the region at CXC had come Anna Regina, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) and New Amsterdam, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). She urged the graduates to go on and shine and involve themselves in the civic life of the country so that together we could take Guyana forward.Manickchand especially recognised Maefield Rodrigues, who she said is a pioneer in the private school industry. She hailed the teachers for giving consistently good results to those they teach but implored them to keep consciously examining their methods for relevance and effectiveness.Nalia Rahaman, 11, of Westfield Prep, is the country’s top student at the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations, having secured a perfect score of 529.The elated student explained that she was very happy to have been informed that she had secured the top spot this year. Rahaman sat the examination at a tender age of 10 with the aspiration of becoming an author.The top student for Region One (Barima-Waini) was Romario De Souza; from Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), it was Alex Muntaz; from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), it was Darren Ramphal; from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Kaydee Ali prevailed; as did Anne Khemraj from Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Rajiv Babulall from Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), Kenneth Edwards from Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Lotasha Stanislaus from Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), Nikolai Kissoon from Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), and Shakina Mc Gregor from Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).
A 54-year-old businesswoman has been left traumatised and is now nursing wounds to her body after she was beaten by one of the three armed gunmen who invaded her business premises.Businesswoman, Yassodra SinghReports are that Yassodra Singh of Lot 21 East Canefield, East Canje, Berbice, was in her grocery shop, which is situated at the lower flat of her two-storied home, when men pounced on her at about 08:45h. At the time of the incident, the woman’s nine and 10-year-old grandchildren were with her and witnessed the robbery.Guyana Times was told that the lone male entered the Andrew Singh Grocery shop under the pretext of purchasing chicken feed.Andrew Singh Grocery located at East Canefield, East Canje, Berbice, which was robbedSpeaking with this publication, the woman related that as she was weighing the chicken feed, the man asked her for a bottle of water.She said she immediately went to get the water but as she got to the door, she was pushed to the ground by the man, who by then was masked and brandishing a handgun.“He tell me pass up the money and the gold. By this time a next one come in and go and start tumble up the whole shop. He jock off the apron from me,” the woman related.She related that the apron had in excess of $50,000.However, although she complied with their demands, the man, who had initially posed as a customer, proceeded to choke her and then dealt several kicks about her body.“Me still lie down on the floor and then he tell the other one to carry me upstairs because they ain’t get nothing yet. And I tell them that I ain’t get more money or gold upstairs.”According to Singh, she was then dragged up the stairs which lead to the upper flat.However, her maid, on realising what was happening, dashed to the door leading to the upper flat and locked herself inside the house.The maid then climbed through a window at the front of the house and jumped onto a shed and made it into the neighbour’s yard where she raised an alarm.“By the time she doing that, one of them run and come outside and sit down in the hammock with my two grandchildren and ask them where the money is. My grandson tell them look the bucket with the money down there because he tell them that if they don’t talk he gon shoot them,” Singh related.According to her, the bucket contained over $140,000 along with close to $50,000 worth of phone cards. The bandits then made their escape and boarded an awaiting white motorcar.Eyewitnesses said that after the alarm was raised, they immediately called the Reliance Police Station.“Two times I call the Reliance Police Station and I didn’t get no response and then I call Central Police Station in New Amsterdam and they answer,” a neighbour related.According to the source, there was a quick response from Central Police Station.“Afterwards the CID [Criminal Investigation Department] from New Amsterdam and then the patrol from Reliance come.”The Reliance Police Station is situated less than one mile away from Andrew Singh’s Grocery. Earlier this month, another businesswoman from East Canje, Berbice, was robbed.On April 13 last, three men, armed with guns and a cutlass, barged into Indra’s Grocery, Beer Garden and Super Bet business on Galaxy Street, Canefield, East Canje, Berbice.The armed trio ordered the customers to lie on the floor while they emptied their pockets of cash and valuables.They then went to the home of the business owners and took cash and jewellery.They then stole a car key from a customer in the shop and escaped with the vehicle. Police recovered the vehicle at the Edinburgh Housing Scheme, East Bank Berbice.
-Also Sunday is a Montney Store road race at 2 pm from the rail tracks on the Montney Highway.The Blizzards are also busy racing elsewhere, this weekend.Colter Young is racing the tough Mount Hood stage race in Oregon. He was 53rd of 180 riders in the Pro – 1 – 2 class in the opening time trial.Advertisement Thank you to Sandy McDonald for organizing and timing this event!Coming up:-Sunday is the FSJ Triathlon **SubmittedPat Ferris had the fastest time, Thursday night, at the Aurora Engineering Personal Best night at Baldonnel. He had a time of 25:51 minutes. Gilbert Bilodeau was second at 27:32 and Roger St. Jean third at 27:49. Gord Harris was 4th at 28:07 and Les Elliott 5th at 28:47.The season high number of twenty eight riders competing in cool and windy conditions.Christina Woodruff won the 8 km with 16:12. Brandon Joice was second at 17:10, Dawn Gladysz third at 17:15 and Jordy Doerksen 4th at 21:49.- Advertisement -The winner of the Personal Best Awards were Dawn Gladysz who shaved off 1:04 minutes off her time for the 8 km and Gilbert Bilodeau who took off 3 seconds of his time.Other 16 km times were Cam Chiorando 28:54, Darren Guliov 29:17, Simon Andrews 29:44, Richard Wood 29:57, Dean Lowry 30:01, Kathryn Fairweather 30:25, Barb Polehoykie 30:30, Sam Keats 30:31, Floyd Polehoykie 31:40, Pat Egan 23:23, Adam Bilodeau 33:21, Larry Joice 33:44, Ken Nix 33:46, Melanie Chapple 34:16, Owen Giebelhaus 34:57, Adam Currie 35:12, Clayton Woodruff 35:47,Kevin Fell jr 36:00 and Hilda Bilodeau 39:27.Advertisement Wanda Laliberte is in Invermere to compete with her team in the 36 hour ‘Full Moon in June’ adventure race.www.ferrisfastcycles.com
In other Division III games, La Mirada (15-9-2) hosts Beverly Hills (15-8-3) and Glenn (15-6) travels to No. 1 seed Sunny Hills (20-1-5). Bellflower (10-10) visits Fullerton (9-8-1) in a wild-card game Wednesday. In Division I, Moore League champ Wilson (17-3-5) hosts Trabuco Hills (9-2-7). Bruins coach Jason Kirkwood felt his team was a little rusty in its regular-season finale, a 1-0 victory over Poly. “We’re going to have a couple hard days of practice,” he said, “to get ourselves set up to make another run at (the title).” Moore League runner-up Poly (11-6-5) hosts Esperanza (10-5-8), Lakewood (13-7-2) visits El Toro (15-2-5), Millikan (10-8-2) travels to No. 2-seed Mater Dei (19-1-3) and Sunset League champ Los Alamitos (14-7-4) hosts Chaminade (7-10-2). In Division V, Valley Christian hosts Mountain View in a first-round game. San Gabriel Valley League champ Downey (14-6-2) hosts Beaumont (15-6-3) and Bell Gardens (16-2-2) plays the Yucca Valley-Citrus Hill winner. Lynwood (14-3-1) visits Arroyo (12-7-4) in a wild-card game Wednesday. The Monsoons’ opportunity to claim the CIF title outright begins Friday, when they host Corona Centennial (6-14-7) at 3 p.m. in the first round of the Division III playoffs. When the pairings were released Monday, Mayfair (21-4-2) found itself seeded No. 2. “(Sharing the 2006 title has) definitely been our biggest motivation this year,” said Mayfair coach Sal Marroquin. “We’ve been working really hard so that if we do get the opportunity again, we can walk away with it.” A banner hangs from the Mayfair High gymnasium rafters that proclaims the Monsoons the 2006 CIF Southern Section Girls Soccer Division III champion. But that’s only partially true. Mayfair actually was co-champion a year ago, sharing the title with Orange Lutheran. St. Paul (7-15-1) hosts St. Matthias (6-7) in a Division VI first-round game and Mary Star (9-10-1) plays either Oxford Academy (8-12) or Calvary Chapel Downey (8-8-1). CAMS visits Azusa in a wild-card game Wednesday. David Felton can be reached at email@example.com or (562) 499-1318. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
SANTA CLARITA – Dozens of local businesses will take part Thursday in Santa Clarita’s fourth annual Bike to Work Day Challenge, a friendly competition to encourage alternative transportation. The event, part of a statewide effort to cut down on driving, will see which businesses can get the most out of riding bicycles to work. Santa Clarita has 32 miles of trails for walking, jogging, biking and skating. The city has teamed up with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition and Newhall Bicycle to host public pit stops where cyclists can stop for refreshments and giveaways. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The pit stops will be open from 7 to 9 a.m. in the City Hall lobby, at 23920 Valencia Blvd.; the city’s corporate yard, 25650 Rye Canyon Road; Valencia; and on trail accesses at Newhall Avenue and 16th Street in Newhall and Camp Plenty Road and Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country. There are three categories of competition: small-business employers with two to 10 full-time employees, medium with 11-100 employees, and large employers with 100 or more. The businesses with the highest participation rate in each category will win frozen yogurt for its cyclists. Santa Clarita Transit is offering free bus rides to cyclists that day. Riders can place their bikes on the bus racks on the bus and show their helmets to the driver when they board. For information, call the city’s Environmental Services office at (661) 286-4098.
Redondo begins Bay League play Wednesday against Peninsula and then leaves Thursday for the Las Vegas Durango Tournament. Redondo will play matches in Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday. “We came out and played error-free for the first game and a half,” Redondo coach Tommy Chaffins said. “North came back and played much better against us. It was lucky that we had that early lead.” Chaffins said Redondo had its best week of practice this season leading up to Saturday. From staff reports Jessica Kalama had 11 kills and four digs and Taylor Moore had 10 kills and four blocks to lead Redondo to a 25-9, 25-14, 25-21 victory over North Torrance at the Kim Blankinship Memorial Tournament Saturday at Torrance High. Redondo (7-2) played without Megan Saraceno, who was visiting the University of New Mexico on a recruiting trip. Jessica Doerner had eight kills, four blocks and three digs for Redondo. Devon Dykstra added nine kills and six digs. “Our chemistry is so much improved,” Chaffins said. “It’s a great place for us to start getting ready for league and for the Durango Tournament.” Illyana Hernandez had eight kills and Ashleigh Gideon had nine kills to lead North (10-3). – John Klima Also in the Blankinship Memorial Tournament … West Torrance 3, El Segundo 2: Tara O’Brien had 16 kills to lead West to a 22-25, 26-16, 25-22, 15-25, 15-10 victory. Jen Stutzel had 13 kills for West Torrance (7-5). Setter Katie Colin added 21 assists and Keely Stevens had eight kills. In the Kennedy Tournament … Ashley Eppler had 25 kills, six digs and four aces in five matches to lead Mary Star to a third-place finish at La Palma. Following a 25-22, 25-20 first-round loss to La Mirada, Mary Star defeated La Palma in the third-place match, 21-25, 25-13, 15-9. Lauren Costa had 80 assists on the day. Boys cross country Cody Schmidt took first place in 14 minutes, 57 seconds to lead Redondo to a first-place finish in the Warren Stauffer Tournament at Hollydale Park in South Gate. Redondo’s combined time of 77:57 is the second fastest time in the history of the course and was two minutes ahead of the second-place team. Simon Schmidt finished second in 15:12 for Redondo. Kenny Staub Invitational: North Torrance’s David Archila took fourth place in 16 minutes, 36 seconds to help North finish sixth in the team competition. Brian Russel was North’s next finisher, taking 15th in 17:05. Girls cross country Rachel Baker finished third, recording a team of 18 minutes, 57 seconds to help Redondo finish third in the Kenny Staub Invitational. Jennifer Bass had Redondo’s second-best time, running 19:33. Boys water polo Cameron Virjee and David Skophammer each had four goals to lead Peninsula to a 12-2 victory over host El Segundo in the third-place game of the South Bay Tournament. Nick Shariat added two goals and Kyle Corcoran had 15 saves for Peninsula (8-4). Scott Breitenstein and Adrian Castillo scored the only two goals for El Segundo (6-4). In other South Bay Tournament games … Redondo 12, San Marino 1: Ryan Vint had seven goals to lead Redondo to a victory in the seventh-place game. Alan Rupp added two goals for Redondo (8-6). Garrett Smith had two saves and Daniel Fallon had one for Redondo.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The owners of a Donegal bike hire company claims it is the victim of a campaign of intimidation and sabotage aimed at putting it out of business.BIKE IT is being forced out of business.Bike It, which is based in Dungloe, was set up last year to give tourists a chance to see The Rosses by bike.But the company claims there has been a “sustained campaign” to close them down. They claim that a number of expensive advertising signs have been pulled down and broken up while thousands of leaflets advertising the business have also gone missing.Owner Michael Connolly, who runs the business with his sons, says he is completed frustrated by what has happened.The matters have been reported to Gardai and he is asking whoever is responsible to stop.“My sons and I put a lot of time and effort into providing a service for tourists to the area and are extremely disappointed at the attitude and behaviour of some individuals whose only intention is to vandalise and destroy the efforts of others who are trying to make a contribution to the local community. “We were given permission by the local town committee to advertise our business from the local tourist office which we were very grateful for.“We erected a sign outside the door of the tourist office door which was well secured to the wall and within hours it was ripped down. Other signs have gone missing from various other locations also.“The matter is been investigated by the Gardai and I am appealing to the public for any information relating to this crime,” he said. BIKE HIRE COMPANY CLAIMS IT IS BEING PUT OUT OF BUSINESS BY VANDALS was last modified: July 30th, 2014 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:Bike Itdonegaldungloesabotagetours