Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) drives toward the basket as Atlanta Hawks forward Omari Spellman defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 1, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)ATLANTA — Lauri Markkanen made three free throws to give Chicago the lead for good, Zach LaVine scored a career-high 47 points and the Bulls overcame Trae Young’s career-high 49 points to beat the Atlanta Hawks 168-161 in four overtimes Friday night.Markkanen finished with 31 points with 17 rebounds. He snapped a 159-all tie by making the three free throws after he was fouled by Alex Len.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Coogi: Rapper-inspired basketball jersey looks like ours 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Young, the rookie who played almost 56 minutes, had his third straight game of setting or matching his career scoring high after back-to-back games with 36 points. He had 16 assists, eight rebounds and nine turnovers.Young and DeAndre Bembry had turnovers in the final 30 seconds of the third overtime, preventing the Hawks from an opportunity to snap a 155-all tie.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRyan Arcidiacono’s 3-pointer forced the third overtime.The Bulls have won five of six. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LaVine’s 3-pointer gave Chicago a 139-138 lead with 1:31 remaining in the first overtime. Following Young’s errant pass for a turnover, Wayne Selden made one of two free throws to increase the lead to two points.Young’s tiebreaking, step-back 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining in regulation forced the first overtime. The rookie’s last-second layup tied it at 140 to force the second overtime.Chicago led 99-88 early in the fourth period before Atlanta rallied. Young’s steal and basket sparked a string of 11 straight points for a 121-116 lead.The Bulls have the NBA’s youngest roster with an average age of 24.1 years. The Hawks made their own statement about youth by starting three rookies. Omari Spellman moved into the lineup as the third rookie, joining Young and Kevin Huerter.Hawks forward John Collins, who scored 35 points in an overtime win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, was held out because of flu-like symptoms. Collins was told to rest at home as the team tried to protect other players from becoming ill.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Spellman started for Collins but didn’t return after he was helped to the locker room with a sprained left ankle late in the third quarter.There was a delay with 8:49 remaining when Huerter had a hard fall under the Bulls’ basket and didn’t immediately return to his feet. Huerter walked off the court without assistance and returned to the game.Otto Porter Jr. had 31 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago.Len had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Dewayne Dedmon had 14 points and 12 rebounds.TIP-INSBulls: LaVine narrowly missed a triple-double, finishing with nine rebounds and nine assists. … Markkanen had only four points while making only two of seven shots in the first half before finishing strong for his 11th straight game with at least 20 points and his career-best fifth straight double-double. He regrouped quickly with 11 third-quarter points.Hawks: Young is the first Atlanta player to be named rookie of the month three times since Al Horford in 2007-08. Young won top rookie honors for the Eastern Conference in November, January and February. … F B.J. Johnson, who has played in 38 games with Lakeland of the G League, was signed to a 10-day contract but did not play.UP NEXTThe Hawks visit the Bulls on Sunday to end the four-game season series. The Bulls have won two of the first three. View comments
The United Workers’ Union of Liberia (UWUL) has described residents of Nimba County as ‘war mongering individuals’ who feel the country should continue living in violence over the rule of law and turn the hard-earned peace enjoy currently enjoyed by all into a chaotic situation.UWUL is the workers’ representative organization of Arcelor Mittal that is greatly concerned about the rough side of the mountain being climbed by the company in the country.At a news conference yesterday, UWUL secretary-general, David D. Sackoh, also condemned the act in a strongest terms, and declared the rioters’ action as “an uncivilized, baseless and selfish expression, which was intended for looting and destroying the company’s property.”“We firstly condemn the act in the strongest terms and declare it as an uncivilized, baseless, and selfish expression intended for looting and destruction perpatrated by war mongering individuals in Nimba County who feel the country should continue to live in violence over the rule of law and turn the hard earned peace that we enjoy today into a chaotic situation,” Mr. Sackoh declared.According to him, though the people of Zolowee or Nimba County in general have a legitimate demand, “the approach was in totality very wrong.“It will neither profit anybody, nor resolve any matter, if we should use violent confrontation to address grievances or make demands; violence is an old argument in Liberia, and cannot be used to address new challenges. Dialogue or peaceful negotiations is the way forward to achieve good results.”By that, he is encouraging all sides to practice peaceful engagement, no matter which sector one belongs, or how pressing and legitimate the demands are,” the SG urged.Therefore, he said, “We all know that the natural resources are for the people and that the extraction of the minerals should be converted into improving the living standards of the people by ensuring sustainable development as a hallmark for the generation today and tomorrow.”However, he said, the people should also understand that they have elected a government to manage the resources on their behalf; therefore, they should know how to take their grievances and concerns to managers of the resources.According to him, it is imperative that community development plans are addressed in the Mineral Development Agreement (MDA), not by community residents as individuals, but by the government on their behalf throughconsultations with them. Such consultations should continue throughout the MDA implementation period.UWUL secretary-general Sackoh insisted that the government should be held liable for the inability of any company to perform to the expectations of the people.“The government knows politically well what is impeding the company’s performance in a given time, and should be able to correct its pitfalls,” the UWUL Secretary asserted.“We should be grateful and remember to mention that during the days when all hopes were gone and a dark investment cloud covered the nation, trust in Liberia was timid the future was bleak, while unemployment rampant, it wasArcelormittal that braved the storm to entered the then war ravished and dreadful country to contribute to the infrastructural development. The company and employed poverty stricken Liberians,” he said.But, the recent attack on Arcelor Mittal has threatened the stable and friendly investment atmosphere to an unbearable degree, allowing threats and fear to take precedence over peace and stability. “This has the propensity to cause investors already here to flee the country with their capital and off-load people into unemployment market, the UWUL secretary general warned.“It also sends bad signal to the outside world against the image of the country that could erode the confidence of potential investors and lead them to play the wait and see game, and contribute to joblessness and untold suffering of the Liberian people in general and not only the Nimbaians.The incident, Mr. Sackoh said, has a triggered a down effect on the union-management Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiation and tends to weaken the union’s ability to press forward with demands for salary increment and other benefits from the management in favor of the workers.“We all now raise red flag in sympathy with the company from the recent standoff between Zolowee community members on one hand and the government on the side, while Arcelor Mittal watches on in a dilemma, being a victim.”Meanwhile, the union secretary general has called on the government to bring both organizers and perpetrators to justice as soon as practical and ensure they face the full weight of the law, as the country is known from its creation to be a laws, not of men.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Senior Flyers schedule for the upcoming 2016-2017 North Peace Hockey League season has been released, along with news that the Manning Comets won’t be playing this season.The NPHL’s Statistician Chris Clegg made the announcement that the Comets will not be this upcoming season on Saturday. In the announcement, NPHL President Jack McAvoy stated that the Comets were granted the leave of absence due to the team having a lack of committed players. Other teams were informed of Manning’s position at the league meeting Wednesday, Sept. 28 in Fairview.With the Comets not playing this season, the eight remaining teams in the league will be playing 24 games this season, starting on Saturday, October 29th. The Flyers will be hosting Grande Prarie that evening. The Flyers’ full schedule can be found below, with home games in bold. Saturday, October 29th vs. Grande PrairieThursday, November 3rd at Spirit River Saturday, November 5th vs. FalherThursday, November 10th at Grande PrairieSaturday, November 12th at High Prairie Thursday, November 17th vs. Dawson Creek Saturday, November 19th vs. Valleyview Thursday, November 24th vs. Spirit RiverSaturday, November 26th at FalherTuesday, November 29th at Dawson Creek Thursday, December 1st vs. Grande PrairieSaturday, December 3rd at GrimshawThursday, December 8th at Grande Prairie Saturday, December 10th vs. Dawson Creek Thursday, December 15th vs. Spirit RiverSaturday, December 17th at ValleyviewTuesday, January 3rd at Dawson CreekThursday, January 5th at Spirit River Saturday, January 7th vs. Grimshaw Tuesday, January 10th vs. Dawson CreekThursday, January 12th at Grande Prairie Thursday, January 19th vs. Spirit River Saturday, January 21st vs. High PrairieThursday, January 26th at Dawson Creek- Advertisement –
Kasey Kahne, who won the Cup race at Fontana last September, finished seventh in the season opener and is confident about returning to a routine. “It’s not a two-week ordeal. It’s a three-day deal,” Kahne said the weekend. “You work hard to win on Sunday. We won the last race at California, and we’ll go back there feeling like we can win the next one. “Our team is very strong, and I’m looking forward to it. I think we’re going to have a good race Sunday, and I think we’ll have another good race at California.” Bobby Labonte, who has twice finished second at Fontana and won a pole in 2003, knows how quick the three-day show can be. “We’re back to aerodynamics and things like that,” said Labonte. “We’ll see what we have when we unload Friday and go from there. We want to be better than what we were last season. We want to keep moving forward.” There’s a different type of urgency for Dale Jarrett. After racing 13 times at California in a Ford, he’s now part of the new Toyota effort and will drive the UPS-sponsored Camry for Michael Waltrip. Jarrett’s best finish at Fontana was in 1999, a fifth-place effort. “It’s a great track for racing and we’re obviously anxious to get there and see where we are with our down force program,” said Jarrett. “Going into this year we knew we had a lot of work to get ready and that the down force program was going to be important for this team because it is a new team.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FONTANA – Now that the circus known as Daytona Speedweeks is in the rearview mirror, the real racing in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series begins this weekend at California Speedway. No more restrictor plates, just raw horsepower. “It’s completely a clean slate,” said Dale Earnhardt Jr. of the difference between the Daytona 500 and Sunday’s Auto Club 500. “You can’t compare the two. Daytona is like a season of its own, and the superspeedway program is different than the rest of the tracks.” The trip west to California signals the start of the regular routine for drivers and crew. “I’ll be looking forward to it because we’re going back to the normal racing, the racing where the driver has a lot of input,” said Denny Hamlin, who made the Nextel Cup Chase for the Championship in 2006 as a rookie. “The setup means a whole lot. For us, it’s back to the basics when we go back to California. “Honestly, I like Daytona, but it’s good to start your real racing.” Certainly Kyle Busch is ready to return to Fontana, the site of his first pole (2005 Auto Club 500) and win (2005 Sony HD 500). “The biggest thing about going to California is getting out of Daytona and restrictor-plate racing,” said Busch, who triggered the spectacular crash near the finish line on Sunday. “It’s not that that’s a terrible thing but it’s not one of my specialties. You’re more in control in California: there’s more on the hands of the driver, the crew chiefs and the set-up and everything else that goes on there to enable you to have a fast race car. “Everyone’s ready to go on to California.”
LA MIRADA – An immigration genealogy workshop, conducted by Stephen Young of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society, will be held at 2 p.m. March 24 at the La Mirada Library, 13800 La Mirada Blvd. For more information, call (562) 943-0277. Health care to be discussed MONTEBELLO – Beverly Hospital will hold an informational meeting, dubbed “Who Will Decide When You Can’t,” at LA HABRA – Friends of Children Center has received two grants to help reduce the number of childhood injuries and deaths in cars and on bicycles, officials said. The grants will be used to purchase and distribute 300 car seats and 200 bicycle helmets to low-income residents of Orange County. The items will be distributed following some informational classes, slated from 1 to 3 p.m, and from 6 to 8p.m. March 7 at the Institute for Healthcare Advancement, 501 S. Idaho St. For more information about the distribution efforts or the classes, call (714) 447-3460. Notary public courses planned WHITTIER – Whittier Union High School District will be offering classes for those who wish to become notaries public. The classes are slated from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturdays at the Sierra Education Center, 9401 S. Painter Ave. Classes will give new notaries public the education and skills to prepare for the state examination. They will also train them to authenticate documents and detect fraud. The notary public test will be administered from 4 to 5p.m. Students can take the test at that time or can take it a different day. The cost for the class is $40 for materials and $40 for the testing fee. Hospital sets trip to San Simeon WHITTIER – Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital is offering seniors a trip to San Simeon Gateway from March 5 to 7. The trip will include lodging, a winery tour and lunch, a Hearst Castle tour, an IMAX movie, harbor cruise and dinner. Cost for the trip is $238 per person. To make a reservation, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2444. Funds aid hunt for sex offenders The sheriff’s departments of Los Angeles and Riverside counties were among six law enforcement agencies to receive state grant money Thursday for programs designed to crack down on habitual sex offenders. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was awarded nearly $1.2 million. Riverside’s department received more than $730,000. The counties will use the money to arrest, monitor and prosecute sex offenders who violate probation or commit new crimes. Sheriff’s departments in San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, Sacramento and Tulare counties also received grant money as part of the $5 million program. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Wilkinson Senior Resource Center, 2019 Whittier Blvd. The meeting will focus on the steps needed to designate someone to make personal health care decisions when the patient can no longer do it. For reservations, call (800) 618-6664. Free helmets, car seats to be donated
Gary O’Neil in action for QPR 1 Former QPR midfielder Gary O’Neil is set for a move to Norwich City.The 31-year-old was released by the Hoops this summer, despite playing over 30 games as QPR secured promotion to the Premier League last season.O’Neil had been hoping to have his contracted renewed and stay at QPR.However, no contract offer was made and the midfielder has since turned down advances from a number clubs, including Maccabi Haifa.Norwich appear to have now persuaded O’Neil to sign and help them return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
A woman bit a Garda as she tried to cut off the chord from her tracksuit bottoms for her own safety.Amanda Green, 22, tried to punch a female Garda when she tried to cut the chord but the Garda grabbed her hand.She then bit the Garda but did not break the skin. Inspector Kevin Gately told Letterkenny District Court the chord was cut for her own safety and revealed how Green had later tried to use other clothing to hang herself in the Garda cell.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher told the court that on June 6th, 2010 Green , of Fairhill, Dungloe, was addicted to drink and drugs from Head Shops at the time but has turned her life around.Her family too her back home and she is now attending a computer programming course in Sligo.“She didn’t remember trying to bite the Garda and is very embarrassed by it all. She is doing her best to start her life again,” said solicitor Gallagher.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until next May to view a probation report into how Green is continuing her addiction treatment.EndsWOMAN BIT GARDA AND THEN TRIED TO HANG HERSELF IN GARDA STATION was last modified: October 24th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Amanda GreenLetterkenny District Court
Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.), Matt Cozine (Mt. Prospect, Ill.) and Kyle Brandt (Maple Grove, Ill.) all earned the honor by virtue of meeting the requirements of owning at least a 3.20 grade point average and finishing in the top 20 at Saturday’s MVC Championship as a sophomore or better in athletic and academic standing. Three members of the Drake University cross country teams were named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Team, the league announced following its annual championship. The men’s team had two representatives in Brandt and Cozine. Brandt finished 18th at the MVC Championship while Cozine was 19th. The pair have matching 3.85 GPAs with Brandt studying biochemistry, cell and molecular biology while Cozine is an actuarial science major. In addition to the academic honors, the Bulldogs also collected three other MVC honors following the MVC Championship. Cofer was joined on the All-MVC team by Maximilian Fridrich (Salzburg, Austria) who finished fifth in the men’s race. Fridrich was also named the conference’s Freshman of the Year for his efforts. Print Friendly Version Cofer was the women’s team’s top finisher in 15th place to also earn honorable mention All-MVC honors. Academically, she owns a 3.81 GPA as an English/public relations major.
Donegal’s Altan are set to play in the Amharclann Gaoth Dobhair later this month as Donegal Connect celebrates 30 years of music in the county. The Irish traditional band will play a special one-off concert on September 29th, as part of the diaspora initiative.Altan said they were delighted to be part of Donegal Connect as the event has been promoting Donegal music and culture, all over the world for over three decades. On the night, the next generation of young musicians An Crann Óg will also be joining them.You can find a full programme of events for Donegal Connect online here.Altan set to star as Donegal Connect celebrates over 30 years of music was last modified: September 6th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By John Fulton and Trey Colley, Ohio State University Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological EngineeringWe are moving into spring work quickly here in 2019, including the application of fertilizer. Whether fixed- or variable-rate fertilizer application, it is important that proper maintenance, setup and calibration of spreaders is carried out. Annual calibration is necessary for accurate and uniform application of fertilizers.While technology on spreaders, especially variable-rate technology (VRT) spreaders, has significantly increased in the last 10 years, the technology being adopted does not directly correlate to accurate field performance. Crop yield can potentially be impacted if incorrect rates are applied or non-uniform application occurs. There are a number of variables that impact the quality of dry fertilizer application, which includes the operator, fertilizer source properties, applicator and conditions during application. Here are a few notes to consider as we approach spring with work related to making sure the right source is accurately placed at the right rate.First, fertilizer applicator settings need to change for individual or blended fertilizer sources. The applicator settings may need to be adjusted based on different application rates and field operating conditions. Calibration should be part of a regular maintenance schedule for all application equipment. Uncalibrated applicators are like driving with a broken speedometer, you have a general idea of your speed but you may be under the speed limit (under applying) or possibly even over it (over applying)! Here are some key points to consider before heading out this spring to apply granular fertilizers. Applicator setupFertilizer products vary in density and physical properties, therefore spreader setup in accordance to product is key. Review this online resource, http://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-5501 to better understand the effect of fertilizer material properties on field placement. Annual and proper maintenanceBefore operation, double-check these important maintenance points: proper conveyor tension, bearings, tire inflation, conveyer wear, and vane and spinner wear. Common problems include un-level spinners, spinners operating at different RPMs, damaged discs, spinners not centered evenly under chute, fertilizer build-up on parts, bent or cracked fins, and corroded hoppers or components.CalibrationCalibration procedures can vary between manufacturers and applicator models. However, two essential aspects exist for accurate field execution: metering to obtain the right rate and uniformity of spread onto the field.Meter calibration from the bin in to spinners includes running the conveyor over a known time or distance then measuring the amount of dispensed product and comparing it to the in-cab display estimated amount. Adjustments to gate height and conveyor constant will help dial into an accurate metering. You will need to calibrate for different fertilizers since varying in density and properties. Equipment manuals outline the proper procedure and specific adjustments to make. These include consideration of spread uniformity — spinners to ground. Spreader distribution patterns can be hard to accurately evaluate without conducting a proper spread pattern test. Pan testing following standard protocol is required to evaluate spread uniformity. Consult with a spreader dealer on obtaining a spread pattern test kit.Be sure to take good notes of settings for future reference. Note any calibration constants and setup information.Field operationSpread width or swath spacing needs to be maintained in order to prevent too much or too little overlap between swaths. If not already being used, guidance systems greatly reduce error and operator fatigue in spreaders/spreader trucks.For proper setup, use the calibrated settings for a particular fertilizer including adjusting the product density within the in-cab display setup, using the correct spinner speed, and adjusting the chute to the proper position. Remember to operate at the specified spread width to ensure correct overlap with adjacent passes.There is still time to calibrate. These six points help ensure accurate field execution:Type of fertilizer (use the correct product density),Proper maintenance,Meter calibration,Spread uniformity calibration,Correct spread width, andProper setup.Find additional information related to fertilizer application at the Ohio State University Digital Ag website under Precision Crop Management: https://digitalag.osu.edu/precision-ag/research-focuses/precision-crop-management Dr. John Fulton, Associate Professor, can be reached at email@example.com. This column is provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.