Griffin leads Clippers past Cousins-less Pelicans

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Davis had a scary moment late in Sunday’s game when he tried to beat Jordan off the dribble. He slipped near the edge of the paint and went down with his legs splayed. He remained in the game, but kept trying to stretch out his groin. Having played more than 40 minutes, including the entire second half, Davis received prolonged treatment after the game and did not speak with media, but there was no indication from team officials that he would miss New Orleans’ next game.His slip resulted in a turnover with the Pelicans trailing 105-102, and Griffin then sank his decisive 3 on Los Angeles’ next possession.Jrue Holiday scored 20 points and E’Twaun Moore 18 for the Pelicans, who led 62-51 at halftime but fell behind for good when they were outscored by 14 points in the third quarter.“We didn’t make shots to start the quarter and we let it affect our aggressiveness defensively,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “We have to get past that.”The Clippers took their first lead when Williams hit a 20-foot jumper and left-wing 3 in succession to make it 72-70 late in the third period. The Pelicans briefly regained a 75-74 lead on Jameer Nelson’s 3 before falling behind for good on Griffin’s layup as he was fouled.ADVERTISEMENT Rousey shifts to wrestling with surprise Royal Rumble cameo UP NEXTClippers: Host Portland on Tuesday night.Pelicans: Host Sacramento on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Without Cousins, New Orleans relied more on a smaller lineup and attempted 35 3s, but hit only nine. The Pelicans also made only 2 of 19 3s attempted in the second half.“We got a lot of good, wide-open shots that didn’t go down,” Holiday said. “We need to start attacking the basket, as we did in the first half. I feel like sometimes teams give us the jump shot and we take it. Tonight we had too many misses, and from there they came down and hit their shots.”TIP-INSClippers: Williams has scored at least 20 points in each of his past 12 games in a reserve role. … Clippers reserves other than Williams combined to score 12 points. … Teodosic scored 12 points.Pelicans: Davis’ rebound total gave him a franchise all-time high of 3,857, eclipsing David West’s mark of 3,853. … The Pelicans tied their largest lost lead of the season, having also lost to Golden State on Dec. 4 after leading by 21. … Asik, who was averaging 7.4 minutes per game, played eight minutes in Cousins’ absence and had four points and three rebounds.BEFORE THE BREAKNew Orleans scored the first eight points of the game, starting with Davis’ alley-oop dunk, and led the entire first half.Despite Davis scoring only six points in the first 24 minutes, the Pelicans opened up a 56-35 lead on a 3 by Dante Cunningham, who started in Cousins’ absence.Ian Clark and Darius Miller each hit 3s, Clark added a layup and reserve center Omer Asik scored twice inside during a 20-7 Pelicans run in the second quarter.The Clippers closed the gap with a 16-6 spurt that began with Williams’ 3, included Jordan’s dunk of Griffin’s alley-oop lob and ended with Griffin’s 3. 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It was the largest comeback of the season for the Clippers — and the largest road comeback since 2004, when they were coached by Mike Dunleavy, who is now a college coach in New Orleans with Tulane.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We never feel like we are out of a game. We find hope in being naïve,” Williams said. “We never think we are going to lose.”Anthony Davis had 25 points and 17 rebounds for the Pelicans. New Orleans had won seven of eight coming in, but was playing for the first time all season without Cousins, who averaged 25.2 points and 12.9 rebounds before tearing his Achilles tendon in the final seconds of a victory over Houston on Friday night.center_img Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) shoots against New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The Clippers won 112-103. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — Blake Griffin and his Clippers teammates figured they deserved the unpleasant critique from coach Doc Rivers at halftime. So they took it to heart and completed the franchise’s greatest road comeback in more than a decade.“He got into us a little bit. He said all the things we needed to hear,” Griffin said of Rivers’ locker-room talk before the Clippers’ dominant third quarter. “When coaches say what you need to hear and players come out and execute on it, it’s a perfect harmony.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Consequences of underdevelopment of a nation

first_imgDear Editor,A number of emerging countries’ economies have experienced a massive boom in wealth and investment over the past two decades. Yet, most ordinary people in those societies live in dire poverty, with stagnant life expectancy and high unemployment, and in societies with low levels of manufacturing and heavy industry. One only has to reflect on Guyana and one can observe that the GDP per capita expanded by almost 400% in the last two decades; yet, today, four out of every 10 Guyanese have serious challenges eating two proper meals and “surviving on an income of US$1.75 per day, or G$10,494 per month” (source: GBPI). For the roots of these conditions of “under-development,” the best historical account of why these things are happening can be found in Walter Rodney’s “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa” (1972). This book is mandatory reading for anyone who wants to understand what is about to happen to Guyana because of this lopsided anti-Guyanese oil contract signed between the Granger cabal and the international developers.The core of Rodney’s analysis rests on the assumption that Africa has been crucial to the growth of capitalism in Europe. What he terms “underdevelopment” was in fact the product of centuries of exploitation. Rodney conclusively shows that “Europe” – that is, the imperial powers – did not merely enrich their own empires, but actually reversed economic and social development in Africa. Thus Rodney, in his book, showed how Europe built immense industrial and colonial empires on the backs of African labour, but in the process devastated African natural resources and African societies. As he emphasises throughout the book, “it would be an act of the most brazen fraud to weigh the social amenities provided during the colonial epoch against the exploitation and arrive at the conclusion that the good outweighed the bad.” Thus when Mr Raphael Trotman rolls out the trinkets, such as “UG will get G$100 million for training and development”, he was clearly acting like a “slave agent”. As he imprisons a nation for the journey on this ship that will lead to full exploitation, in his mind he is sprinkling a few trinkets here and there to settle the natives. What Mr Trotman has not told the nation is that the annual sales from this operation, when it peaks around 2024, would be close to G$2.2 trillion (G$2,200,000 million). Multiplied over the life of the Stabroek Block of 20 years, UG will be getting 0.0002% of the total sales over the life of the investment. We can now understand why Mr Trotman can make such an infantile statement as “releasing the contract was not good for business”, as he was quoted by the Press in November 2017.Then, a month after, he was quoted as saying, “We are satisfied with the oil contract bonus”. But when you review the details of the contract, Guyana is expected to walk away with 12.5% of the oil sales; but out of that 12.5%, Guyana has to pay the taxes, the transportation cost, and the marketing fee, which is projected to provide a net benefit to Guyana of under 8% of the oil sales until the initial investments are recovered.This recovery process can last anywhere from 10 to 12 years. Guyana’s share of all those trillions until the investment is recovered will be less than a billion Guyana dollars a year in the first 10 years. Guyana has a G$250 billion budget in 2018, and that was thrown in for context.But is the Government satisfied to sell the nation this lopsided deal? I wonder why. Is the reason that a newly wedded wife of a minister is on the payroll of one of the developers at a price tag of G$30 million per year? Are we experiencing a situation where certain cabal has sold out the people of Guyana for personal enrichment, with the direct consequences being the underdevelopment of a nation?Sincerely,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more

Essequibo man found dead in rice field

first_imgThe body of a 51-year-old man was found in a rice field at Andrews Backdam, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).Dead is Motilall (only name), called “Buygee”, of Lima Sands. He was discovered by his brother Haimraj (only name). His family had reported him missing on July 6 and a search was launched. Following the discovery, ranks from G Division (Essequibo Coast-Islands) were summoned and an investigation was launched. Guyana Times was told there were no visible marks of violence on Motilall’s body.Relatives said the dead man was an alcoholic and was epileptic.Motilall was taken to the Suddie Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His body is presently at the Suddie Funeral home awaiting a post-mortem examination to determine the cause of death.last_img read more

Car owner still in Police custody

first_imgTeacher’s death…as High Court grants extensionMatthew Munroe, the car driver who was implicated in the brutal murder of former Richard Ishmael Secondary School teacher, Kescia Branche remains in Police custody and is being interrogated by homicide detectives.Dead: Kescia BrancheThe wanted man was arrested last week upon his return to Guyana from the United States. According to acting Crime Chief Paul Williams, the Police was granted an extension to further detain the suspect after an application was made to the High Court.Williams further stated that the Police will continue to work with the leads at their disposal to crack the case. Presently, he noted that although those who were initially arrested, including the father of Branche’s child, are still being asked to return to the Police station at specified times.With respect to Munroe, the Police, he added, will continue to question him based on the fact that he has been giving the Police conflicting accounts about his whereabouts on the night the teacher was brutally battered and dumped.He maintained however, that the case is a sensitive one and detectives are proceeding with caution.Nevertheless, Williams had expressed unease by the countless discussions that continue to take place in the public domain. He has said that persons need to “wait for the final nail or hammer,” and until someone is criminally charged and appears before the court, people should refrain from casting judgement.Branche, a mother of one and a teacher at the Richard Ishmael Secondary School, was on November 5, 2017, found next to a coconut tree along Cemetery Road from Louisa Row, Georgetown, obliquely opposite the cemetery office. Two days after, she succumbed to her injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital.The 22-year-old woman had sustained head injuries and a broken foot. It has also been reported that relatives of the deceased woman were told by doctors that the head injuries appeared to be consistent with blows to the head. A post-mortem examination later confirmed the initial assessment.Three suspects who were being questioned regarding the death of Branche were released. The father of Branche’s son was released on station bail along with the two Police Constables. The two Policemen were placed on open arrest and will be working out of the Tactical Services Unit (TSU).Meanwhile, investigators are working on the theory that the driver may have been the last person to see the teacher alive. He reportedly left the country on the morning the teacher was found.last_img read more

Customs broker robbed of motorcycle

first_imgTwenty-one-year-old customs broker Samuel Luke of Stevedore Housing Scheme, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown was deprived of his motorcycle at about 21:30h on Wednesday when two men pounced on him and confiscated his vehicle.Reports are that Luke had just turned his motorcycle onto the bridge leading to his yard when he noticed two men riding a black CJ motorcycle approaching him. The pillion rider reportedly hopped off this machine, walked up to Luke and demanded his keys.Luke initially refused to deliver, but the perpetrator dealt him a lash to his head with the handgun he was brandishing, before discharging a round in the air; scaring Luke, who immediately handed over the keys.The man then jumped onto Luke’s bike, and the duo sped away west on Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt.Police have since launched an investigation into this incident.last_img read more

3-year-old in urgent need of blood

first_imgThe parents of three-year-old Chayanne Parboo and the Saving Hands Emergency Aid (SHEA), a charity healthcare organization, are pleading to the public to donate blood to the young girl who is presently hospitalised and in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).The sick child: three-year-old Chayanne ParbooYoung Parboo is required to have a bone marrow test done to diagnose her condition, but due to her low blood count, doctors are prevented from performing the test, thus placing her in the line to urgently obtain blood platelets.Father of the sick child, Lakeram Parboo told Guyana Times that his daughter fell ill four weeks ago and was admitted to the Suddie Public Hospital but was later transferred to the GPHC where doctors made the health discovery.According to the father, the child’s platelet count is only 6000 and she will need at least 50,000 to conduct the test, since a normal platelet count ranges from 150,000 to 450,000 platelets.The parents are pleading with the public to help their daughter by donating blood types of either A+, A-, O+, or O-.Persons who wish to donate can call 677-5280 or 679-1784 or make contact directly with GPHC.Meanwhile, the SHEA organisation is also urging persons who have the abovementioned blood groups to visit the GPHC’s National Blood Transfusion Service (Blood Bank) and donate with the aim of helping the child. The Blood type A+ and A- are most needed, but O+ & O- are compatible also.The organisation reminded that platelets react to bleeding from blood vessel injury by clumping, thereby initiating a blood clot and have a very short shelf-life, unlike whole-blood.Donors are, therefore, advised to check with the hospital for information on when to donate ensuring that the young child has a constant supply.last_img read more

Upcoming info session for a potential Major Bantam team in the Peace Region

first_imgFORT ST JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River District Minor Hockey Association is hosting an open Major Bantam on-ice and information on April 9th and 10th  in Dawson Creek.The open skate and information session is designed to gauge interest in a potential Major Bantam team in the Peace Region.Currently, the sessions are scheduled to take place on April 9th from 7:00-8:30 pm and again on April 10th from 6:30-8:00 pm.- Advertisement -This event has no cost to players. Registration is available through the Dawson Creek Hockey Association Facebook.last_img

DRINK-DRIVER ADMITS INJURING GARDA IN HIT AND RUN

first_imgA MAN has admitted a series of offences in which a local garda was injured during a dangerous drink-drive incident.Paul McGillian, from Ard Caoin in Manorcunningham, pleaded guilty when he appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court.The 31-year-old admitted causing injury to Garda Michael Kilcoyne on July 25, 2015 at Larkin’s Lane in Letterkenny. He also pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, drink-driving and failing to have insurance on his northern-registered car.McGillian also admitted failing to have a valid driving license.It emerged in court that McGillian has already been banned from driving.Judge John O’Hagan asked barrister for the DPP Patricia McLaughlin if she wished a drive ban to begin yesterday as McGillian had pleaded guilty.Ms McLaughlin said McGillian was already banned from driving.Judge O’Hagan told Ms McLaughlin that Garda Kilcoyne, who suffered a leg injury in the incident, should be invited to make a victim impact statement and he should also be given the opportunity of giving evidence at a sentencing hearing in October.McGillian was released on bail until the sentencing hearing in the autumn.DRINK-DRIVER ADMITS INJURING GARDA IN HIT AND RUN was last modified: July 13th, 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:drink driverGarda Michael KilcoyneinjuredletterkennyPaul McGillianlast_img read more

Hospital is bracing itself for the ‘fall-out’ from the weather

first_imgThe already over-run Letterkenny University Hospital A&E is already bracing itself for the fall-out from our current bad weather.Fractured wrists and hips are top of the list for people out and about in the snow and ice.Orthopaedic surgeon Peter O’Rourke, of Letterkenny Hospital, said hip and wrist fractures are very common in heavy snow conditions. He revealed “In 1982, during the heavy snowfalls, in the hospital I worked in we had 65-69 wrist fractures and 29 hip fractures in the space of a few days.”There is also concern about older people living on their own in isolated areas where home helps have difficulty travelling to.Pedestrians who want to reduce their risk of a slip or fall on treacherous icy footpaths should walk like a penguin, experts advise.Spreading feet out slightly while walking on ice increases the centre of gravity. Try to bend slightly and walk with short, flat-footed steps.Hospital is bracing itself for the ‘fall-out’ from the weather was last modified: March 1st, 2018 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:fallsfractureshospitalletterkennylast_img read more