Klay Thompson plays through pain in Game 2 win for Warriors

first_imgNeymar makes spectacular return as Brazil beats Croatia, 2-0 “He came out there and gutted through it,” Green said. “Even if you saw him take the first lay-up he took in warmups and ran back to the locker room. It’s like he’s not going to have it. Sure enough he did. I mean, that’s just a microcosm of who he is, one of the toughest guys if not the toughest guy I’ve ever played with. He’ll never get credit for it because he’s not going to physically beat you up. But one of the toughest, if not the toughest guy for sure.”Green might be the loudest of Golden State’s four superstars and Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant are the most accomplished. Thompson often flies a bit under the radar, just delivering lockdown defense and long-range shooting that help the Warriors thrive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHe’s so consistent and always available, having played in a franchise record 100 playoff games without missing a single one, that he sometimes gets overlooked. But after Cleveland’s J.R. Smith awkwardly fell into his left leg in the first half of Game 1, sending Thompson to the locker room following the scary fall, there has been plenty of focus on if he’d be able to play.He made it back for the rest of Game 1 and scored 24 points in a 124-114 overtime win Thursday before the injury got worse the next day. But he still managed to play in Game 2 and shot 8 for 13, making three 3-pointers to become the sixth player with 300 in a career in the playoffs. MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors celebrates with Shaun Livingston against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 3, 2018 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPOAKLAND, California — Draymond Green saw Klay Thompson limping on his tender left ankle a day before Game 2 of the NBA Finals and quickly texted Nick Young to tell him the Golden State Warriors would need big minutes from the backup.But Golden State’s most durable player and understated star once again managed to play through the pain and scored 20 points to help the Warriors beat Cleveland 122-103 to take a 2-0 series lead Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Being on the training table for, it felt like, three straight days. That’s something I’m not used to,” Thompson said. “But at this point in the season, any means necessary. And the ankle feels great. I won’t do much tomorrow and I’ll do a little bit Tuesday. But I’m just going to conserve all I’ve got for Wednesday because I don’t want to play with it. It’s something that you use a lot. I didn’t realize how much you use your ankle until you hurt it …”That drew a quick quip from Curry, who has been plagued by ankle injuries throughout his career.“You should have asked me,” Curry said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallslast_img read more

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Smaller market plan faces council scrutiny

first_imgSome opponents wanted the council to reject the project outright, or at least bring in a much smaller store of less than 20,000 square feet, which both the Austin-based natural foods grocer and the developer said was impossible. The store, which includes two levels of underground parking, is slated for a 76,000-square-foot lot. Its projected impact on local traffic is about 2,500 cars per day, according to city studies. IF YOU GO: The Burbank City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave. BURBANK – The developer behind the controversial Whole Foods Market planned in the city’s Rancho equestrian district has shrunk the size of the proposed store, but not as much as one council member wanted. The revised store plan slated for review at the Tuesday City Council meeting came in at 52,340 square feet – smaller than the 59,500 proposed at 901 W. Alameda Ave. nearly two weeks ago, Deputy City Planner Joy Forbes said Friday. While the project has many supporters, its proposed size and traffic it might generate in a neighborhood where homes have backyard stables are among the prime concerns cited by area residents opposed to it. At the Feb. 6 public hearing, Councilman David Golonski told developer Tom Davies of Westlake Village to consider reducing the size to about 40,000 square feet. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Three Premier League stars in Colombia’s final 23-man squad for Russia

first_imgColombia have confirmed their 23-man squad for the World Cup and included three Premier League stars.Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham), David Ospina (Arsenal), and Jose Izquierdo (Brighton) will all go along with James Rodriguez from Bayern Munich.You can see the full group below…Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal), Camilo Vargas (Deportivo Cali), Jose Fernando Cuadrado (Once Caldas).Defenders: Cristian Zapata (Milan), Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham), Santiago Arias (PSV Eindhoven), Oscar Murillo (Pachuca), Frank Fabra (Boca Juniors), Johan Mojica (Girona), Yerry Mina (Barcelona).Midfielders: Wílmar Barrios (Boca Juniors), Carlos Sánchez (Espanyol), Jefferson Lerma (Levante), Jose Izquierdo (Brighton), James Rodriguez (Bayern Munich), Abel Aguilar (Deportivo Cali), Mateus Uribe (America), Juan Quintero (River Plate), Edwin Cardona (Boca Juniors), Juan Cuadrado (Juventus).Forwards: Radamel Falcao (Monaco), Miguel Borja (Palmeiras), Carlos Bacca (Villarreal), Luis Muriel (Sevilla). Colombia’s squad line up ahead of a friendly with Egypt 1last_img read more

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Young South Africans urged to learn fundamentals of NDP

first_img23 September 2015Speaking to Tshwane University of Technology students at the Ga-Rankuwa campus, Communications Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams reiterated the importance of the youth understanding that skills in addition to a qualification was key to finding employment in the South African job market.She was addressing young women and men at a university gala dinner, on 19 September, with the theme “Empowering young women and men to lead changes and social justice”.“You must be a different generation of cadres,” Ndabeni-Abrahams said, “cadres that understand what the market requires, cadres that understand that we have passed the revolutionary stage (now that we are in government).”The minister also said that acquiring an education was not only about getting employed but also about creating employment, stipulating: “We educate you so that you can gain knowledge, so that you can use to it to. contribute to the economic growth of the country.”Ndabeni-Abrahams urged students to be a forward-thinking generation, and use the National Development Plan’s Vision 2030 as a guide to making their success in the world a success for all the people of South Africa.While acknowledging that there were challenges at higher learning institutions, including access to education, the minister discouraged students from cheating the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). Cheating the system, she said, was depriving other young people of access to education. It was important for the beneficiaries of the NSFAS to pay off their loans when they were employed so that the budget for financial aid could be increased.“It is very important that, like the generations that came before us, we also make our own mark looking into the interests of the next generation,” Ndabeni- Abrahams said.Thabang Mashilo, the creative director of Young Minds Consultants, which specialises in training and preparing young people for the realities of the world around them, delivered the motivational address at the event. Mashilo echoed the deputy minister in stressing the importance of using the tools available to young people, such as education and skills development, to embrace their purpose and respect the gift of learning.“If you do not locate your gift,” Mashilo said, “if you don’t locate your talent, you will forever be faceless and when you are faceless, you don’t have foresight, when you are faceless you operate with intelligence and not wisdom.”Mashilo encouraged students to work hard towards achieving their dreams, adding “you need to control your expectations. Sometimes we expect 90% in greatness but we are not willing to work for it.”Education, as the most vital, overriding philosophy of the National Development Plan, together with job creation, is the key to finding successful national growth. And at the heart of creating that culture of growth and development, is the need for young people to understand the importance of the NDP.Source: SANews.govlast_img read more

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TipJoy: Twitter Startup Fails Despite Major Blessings

first_imgThere’s a seemingly infinite list of startup companies based on adding one form of value or another on top of Twitter. One called TipJoy closed its doors this week, despite a remarkable set of blessings that thousands of developers throughout the Twitter ecosystem would be wildly jealous of.TipJoy offered a service that would let people pay small amounts of money as tips for online content, with the transaction being processed via messaging on Twitter. That wasn’t the only way TipJoy worked, but the company was very closely tied to Twitter. TipJoy had three big advantages that we can see. The company raised money from investors, something that few Twitter-related startups are able to do. Among those investors was BetaWorks, the funding incubator that backed search engine Summize and sold it to Twitter. BetaWorks has invested in a number of other related services, including popular Twitter client Tweetdeck. Backing from BetaWorks is a big advantage for a Twitter-related startup.Also among TipJoy’s investors was Chris Sacca, an early Google employee turned startup investor. Sacca also has money in Twitter. Twitter founder and CEO Ev Williams has more reciprocal @ conversations on Twitter with Sacca than with anyone else except his wife. Getting that guy’s money and backing on your side sounds pretty great for a Twitter-related startup, right? Finally, TipJoy got placement in the “definitions” section in the top-right corner of Twitter.com for millions of people for some period of time. Hardly anyone gets placement there.And still it didn’t work. What’s the takeaway? Maybe that people really don’t want to do micropayments. Maybe that close connections with Twitter investors and staff don’t always impact a Twitter-related startup as much as you might think.Update: The next day it was reported by TechCrunch that one of the founders of TipJoy has been hired by Facebook. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Tags:#Analysis#news#web Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Make It Right Foundation Faces a Lawsuit

first_imgAfter Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans in 2005, a foundation created by actor Brad Pitt stepped in to help with rebuilding efforts in a neighborhood that had been particularly hard hit. The result was more than 100 new homes in the Lower Ninth Ward built to be both affordable and environmentally friendly. Welcomed by displaced homeowners as a godsend, the houses have since developed a range of problems, says Ron Austin, a local attorney.  And because the problems have so far gone unresolved, Austin says he will take Pitt’s Make It Right foundation to court. In all, Austin said in a telephone call, the foundation built 109 houses for homeowners on lots they already owned. They bought the houses through the foundation with financing that did not require a down payment. But a number of homeowners are now holding mortgages of between $150,000 and $200,000, Austin said.RELATED ARTICLESTimberSIL May Live to See Another DayMore Troubles for TimberSILBrad Pitt’s Foundation Plans a Project in MontanaApplying Passivhaus to Post-Katrina Reconstruction Earlier reports found that the TimberSIL treated lumber used on some decks and exterior stairs was rotting just a few years after it was installed. That problem prompted a lawsuit filed by the foundation against TimberSIL’s manufacturer. Problems now are apparently more extensive. Asked what was wrong with the houses, Austin listed a “plethora of issues,” involving porches, HVAC and electrical systems, and general construction shortcomings. Austin said one or two of the houses have been torn down. “Personally I am grateful to Brad Pitt for stepping up,” Austin said. “All of my clients are grateful to Brad Pitt for stepping up and helping. The other thing that needs to be noted is that these people are paying mortgages,” Austin continued. “They didn’t get anything for free. Essentially, they just want their homes fixed. There is nowhere to turn. Their calls have gone unanswered. These people are at their wits’ end.” Austin would not say how many people had signed on to the lawsuit other than to say it was a “representative portion of the neighborhood — significant enough to justify bringing a suit.” He said that the lawsuit would be filed “very soon.” Austin said there was a lot of contact between homeowners and the foundation early on, but not much recently. GBA left a message with the foundation, which was not returned. Problems elsewhere for the foundation Make It Right’s problems are not limited to New Orleans, according to a report posted at Fast Company. The website said that a modular home installer filed a lawsuit against the foundation after it was not  paid for a number of homes that the foundation developed on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana. The suit claimed breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and failure to honor an arbitration agreement, a 2017 story from Courthouse News Service said. The 20 energy-efficient homes were finally constructed, but the foundation and its subsidiaries refused to pay the installer for a third of the $430,000 project. The Native American tribes for which the houses were build ended up footing a $2.6 million bill for foundations and installing water and sewer lines. Courthouse News suggested that a number of management departures at the foundation in 2016 may be partly to blame. They included CEO Tom Darden and board Chairman Samuel Whitt, who approached Pitt in 2007 with the idea of creating the foundation. The houses at Fort Peck ended up costing $283,000 each in an area where the average home value is $50,000. Qualifying families got subsidized loans to rent or own them. The same report said that the houses in New Orleans cost $315,000 each.last_img read more

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Casualties increase as humans, jumbos cross paths in West Bengal

first_imgThirty-two people have been killed by wild elephants in West Bengal in the past six months, between April and September 2017. While these figures indicate a decline in the trend of human-elephant conflict for the year 2017-18 when compared with earlier years, the State is still grappling with this jumbo problem.In a reply to a question raised by Rajya Sabha member N.L. Panchariya, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on March 20, 2017, presented figures which made it clear that West Bengal recorded the highest human deaths in attacks by elephants in 2014-15 and 2015-16.During the year 2016-17, 84 people died in elephant attacks, while the number of human deaths in 2015-16 was as high as 112.West Bengal Forest Minister Binay Krishna Barman said that a drop in human deaths between April to September 2017 is a result of a number of steps taken by the State government. On October 13, 2017, Mr. Barman launched four special vehicles named Airawat for tackling human-wild conflict in north Bengal. Four such vehicles, with facilities for tranquillising animals and tracking their movement, are already working in south Bengal. Raman Sukumar, Bangaluru-based elephant expert and Professor at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science (IISc),said that, till the 1980s, there was no elephant population in south Bengal, except in a few border areas. Not a natural habitatThe problem arose with the increase in the elephant population, and conflict mitigation became more challenging, particularly in south Bengal. He added that the fragmented forests of south Bengal are not a natural habitat for elephants.S. Kulandaivel, Chief Conservator of Forests-West Bengal, said that in south Bengal, elephant herds have changed their food habits and now survive on agricultural crops, juicy vegetables and fruit crops. Among a number of initiatives that the State Forest Department has taken to mitigate the conflict, Mr. Kulandaivel lists planting trees like bamboo and sal in the forests of south Bengal as elephant fodder.Monitoring movementThe State Forest Department has also set up an Elephant Movement Coordination Committee (EMCC), where updates on the movement of elephant herds are given via bulk SMS alerts.The data of the State Forest Department reflects some success in districts like Bankura, where 35 human deaths were recorded 2015-16, 13 human deaths in 2016-17, and three human deaths in the first six months of 2017-18. The latest figures provide some hope to forest officials in south Bengal, where, from 71 human deaths in 2015-16 and 36 human deaths in 2016-17, the number has come down to 10 human deaths in the first six months of 2017-18.The situation in north Bengal, however, remains unchanged with 41 human deaths in 2015-16, 47 human deaths in 2016-17, and 22 human deaths in the first six months of 2017-18. “We are hopeful that we can take this success forward. Moreover, the State Forest department has placed a lot of emphasis on sensitising people over the past few years, and now people have become more aware of how to deal with elephants who stray away from herds,” Mr. Kulandaivel said. However, experts like Mr. Sukumar, who have been working closely with State Forest Department and have suggested steps to manage the elephant population in south Bengal, said that there is an urgent need for long-term mitigation plans to contain human-elephant conflict. “I am happy with the outcome but we should not be under any illusion as the elephant population is increasing in West Bengal. If the elephant population continues to rise, we have to try other forms of management like contraception, and capture and relocation of elephants to other States,” he said. West Bengal recorded 682 elephants in the 2017 census. The number of human-elephant conflicts here is much higher than in States like Karnataka, which has 6,049 elephants in the 2017 census, almost ten times the number of elephants in West Bengal.last_img read more

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U.P. ATS arrests Maoist in Bareilly

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad on Wednesday arrested a suspected Maoist who carried a reward of ₹50,000 on his head from outside the Bareilly railway station, a senior police officer said.‘Inputs from activist’The ATS claimed that the suspect, Kheem Singh Bora, was nabbed on the inputs of Manish Srivastava, an activist and professional translator, who, along with his wife Anita Srivastava, was recently arrested from Bhopal for alleged Maoist links.Bora was arrested while travelling to Dhanbad to meet his associates, said Additional Director General, ATS, Aseem Arun.A .315-bore countrymade pistol with five live cartridges, literature (yet to be legally examined), a pen drive and a jungle survival kit, including a folding knife, wire cutter, mosquito repellent cream, lighter, umbrella and a hand fan, were recovered from him, said the police.Bora is allegedly known by several other aliases — Krishna, Prakash, Rajan, Prabhakar and Vijayprahrum.A resident of Almora district of Uttarakhand, Bora was an active member of the banned Maoist Communist Centre of India since 2003 and even participated in a weapons training camp in the forests of Nainital in 2004, the police said.Charges under UAPABora faces four FIRs in Uttarakhand, including sedition, criminal conspiracy and under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. From 1983 to 2003, he was active in various farmers’ and students’ movements before becoming the secretary of the zonal committee of the 3 USAC (Uttar Bihar-Uttar Pradesh-Uttarakhand Special Area Committee) of CPI (Maoist) in 2006.Mr. Arun said Bora’s task was to propagate the Maoist ideology and recruit members from among farmers, youths, students and labourers.Other charges against him include defacing walls in Uttarakhand with writings and posters on prohibition, jobs and migration, as well as his call for boycott of the State Assembly elections in 2012 and Lok Sabha election in 2014.Bhopal arrests The Srivastavas were arrested from their residence in Shahpur area of Bhopal earlier this month. They were accused of living in the city “using false identities and documents”. The police are examining the literature and other materials recovered from them.last_img read more

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Sergio Perez says he is staying at Force India in 2017

first_imgMexican Sergio Perez will stay at Force India next year for a fourth straight season, the Silverstone-based Formula One team announced after Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix.”I’m pleased to confirm that I will be racing with Sahara Force India in 2017 as the team and my supporters have concluded their agreements,” said the 26-year-old in a statement.”I’m very happy with this team and I have a good feeling for the future.”Perez, who has rebuilt his career at Force India having been dropped by former champions McLaren after a single unhappy season there in 2013, has raced to two third-place finishes this year.His haul of 74 points has been instrumental in helping the team climb to fourth in the constructors’ standings ahead of former champions Williams.Force India team principal Vijay Mallya said in July that Perez, who had been linked to Renault and even Ferrari, would remain with the team next year alongside German Nico Hulkenberg.But the complex commercial agreements that needed to be hammered out between the team and his backers, who include Mexican telecoms billionaire Carlos Slim Domit, had delayed any confirmation.Perez is currently eighth in the drivers standings, one place ahead of Hulkenberg who is 24 points adrift.last_img read more

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar declared fit, to play for India A in Quadrangular series

first_imgIndia pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was on Monday declared fit by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).Bhuvneshwar, who missed the ongoing five-match Test series in England due to a back problem, was named in the India A squad in the ongoing Quadrangular series.”Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been declared fit and will be a part of the India A squad in the ongoing Quadrangular series,” the BCCI said in a statement.Bhuvneshwar had aggravated his lower back injury while playing the third India-England ODI match in the UK in July. He was subsequently ruled out of the India-England Test series and had to undergo recovery training at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.UPDATE: Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been declared fit & will be a part of the India A squad in the ongoing Quadrangular series. He will feature in the side’s next fixture against South Africa A. pic.twitter.com/4TXF7jBU9iBCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) August 27, 2018Bhuvneshwar will play against South Africa A on August 29 in Bengaluru as Shreyas Iyer-led India A will battle it out for the third position in the Quadrangular series.India A are already out of the Quadrangular series as they could manage just nine points. They lost to South Africa A on Monday.India A Squad:Shreyas Iyer (captain), Ravikumar Samarth, Suryakumar Yadav, Hanuma Vihari, Nitish Rana, Sanju Samson, Mayank Markande, Krishnappa Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Shivam Mavi, K Khaleel Ahmed, Ambati Rayudu.last_img read more

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