Nets crush Mavericks to end 3-game skid

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) dunks in front of Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith, bottom, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — The Nets needed a win, and they got their easiest one ever in Brooklyn.DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points, Rodions Kurucs had 19 and the Nets easily snapped a three-game losing streak with a 127-88 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT “It was ugly from start to finish,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “When you lose every quarter in an NBA game, you certainly haven’t done what you needed to do, so very disappointing night.”With Treveon Graham out with back soreness, Kurucs started at power forward, and coach Kenny Atkinson also inserted Allen Crabbe for LeVert at shooting guard. LeVert had started the previous seven games after coming off the bench in his first two after a returning from a 42-game absence with a dislocated right foot.“I think we wanted to change something up, do something different. Him coming off the bench or starting, he told me this morning, ‘I really don’t care, Coach, as long as I get my minutes,’” Atkinson said of LeVert, who was the team’s leading scorer when he got hurt. “He got his minutes.”Atkinson said before the game that Brooklyn’s problem in its recent losses to Washington, Charlotte and Miami was poor shooting affecting their effort on defense.Neither side of the floor was a problem in this one, as the Nets were shooting above 60 percent into the fourth quarter before finishing at 56.5 percent. They limited Dallas to 35.6 percent.ADVERTISEMENT They extended it to 26 after three, also their biggest margin of the season, and all that was left from there was cheering for Nowitzki to get on the board. Fans screamed his name as soon as the Mavs started bringing the ball up the floor, and booed the Mavericks players who took shots rather than pass to Nowitzki, who still hasn’t said if he will retire.TIP-INSMavericks: Dallas opened a three-game road trip. It has won five straight and 16 of the last 17 matchups with Washington, its next opponent. … Nowitzki finished 2 for 13.Nets: Kurucs and Carroll both made five 3-pointers. … Russell had 13 points and 11 assists.SUPPORT FOR DIRKNowitzki said the receptions he has received on the Mavericks’ trips to the East have been phenomenal, but he wishes the Mavericks could play better. They lost by 30 at Memphis in their previous game.“So I am really appreciative,” he said. “I enjoy it, but I enjoy winning a little better.”ON THE ROAD Kristaps Porzingis has been traveling with the Mavericks, even though he won’t play this season while recovering from his torn left ACL. Carlisle said it’s doubtful Porzingis takes part in full practices this season, but that he’s been doing a lot of things behind the scenes and vocal in huddles during the games. The 7-foot-3 forward hadn’t been traveling with the Knicks before they dealt him to the Mavs.“The No. 1 thing right now is his health, getting him back 100 percent, which will happen,” Carlisle said. “But in the meantime he’s picked up his workouts, he’s doing more aggressive 1-on-1, controlled banging-type stuff with some of our assistants and making great progress.”UP NEXTMavericks: Visit Washington on Wednesday.Nets: Host Cleveland on Wednesday. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Caris LeVert added 18 points and Spencer Dinwiddie finished with 16 on a night the Nets shook up their starting lineup but were fueled by their reserves. The 39-point margin was their most lopsided victory at home — and matched their biggest victory overall — since moving from New Jersey in 2012.“This was definitely a game for us to build off of,” guard D’Angelo Russell said. “Coming into this one, we knew we had to get it. We know we’ve got a tough stretch coming up so we need all the confidence we can get.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Nets were routed by teams below them in the standings in their last three games but led nearly the entire way, with the lead ballooning to 44 points. Brooklyn moved back into a tie for sixth place in the Eastern Conference.Dwight Powell scored 20 points and Luka Doncic had 16 for the Mavericks, who lost for the seventh time in eight games. Dallas did finally get Dirk Nowitzki a couple late baskets after he missed his first nine shots in what could have been his last game in Brooklyn. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash The Nets led 31-21 after one and quickly pushed the lead to 18 led by Carroll and Dinwiddie. They maintained that 18-point cushion at halftime — after Doncic threw in a halfcourt shot for the final basket — for their biggest halftime advantage of the season. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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PDM launches manifesto The Change Document

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 30, 2016 – The PDM no longer has a blue print, they have shifted the title of their party manifesto to The Change Document and the 63 page full colour book is loaded with the work the party says it will do if elected to power on December 15.Party Leader, Sharlene Robinson with her deputy and national chairman beside and other candidates on the PDM ticket sitting in the audience today unveiled an impressive plan, being the first political organization in country to do so, to have an online version and making history as being the first with a free mobile application or app available at the Google Play Store.Magnetic Media and other media had but moments to take in the scope of the exhaustive Change Document, our organization asked how the party would prioritize and how the party would fund such ambitious concepts.The Party Leader replied that her ministers would be given their individual mandates to all work simultaneously but that Crime and determining how much money we actually have as a country are top priorities if elected by the people.The Change Document has as its theme: ‘Real Leadership, Real Plans, Real Change’.Copies were presented to all media houses present. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

OBITUARY Alexander T Fairweather 90

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: John H. Nee, 93In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Anthony Charles Mack, 78In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: James Thayer Hastings, 84In “Obituaries” NORTH READING, MA — Alexander T. Fairweather, 90, of North Reading and formerly of Wilmington, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, November 30, 2018.Born in Somerville, MA on October 31, 1928. He was the son of the late Alexander and Mary Jane (Scott) Fairweather. He was raised and educated in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School, Class of 1948.He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, during the Korean War from 1950 to 1954, he served on the USS Howard Gilmore and he received an honorable discharge.Alex went into the plumbing trade, he was member of the Plumbing Local 12 in Boston, 283 in Lawrence and Local 138 in Salem.He loved his family, hunting and fishing, his boat, playing the drums and listening to classical music. Alex was also an avid Patriot fan. He has been a resident of North Reading for 55 years.Family members include his loving wife of 56 years, Joan A. (Turner) Fairweather; his son, Lee Fairweather and his wife Evelyn; his grandson, Scott Fairweather and late grandson, Joseph Fairweather; he was the brother of the late James Fairweather, Betty Long and Mary Hollenbeck.Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his memory to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading. T. Fairweather(NOTE: The above obituary is from Croswell Funeral Home.)Thank You To Our Sponsor:last_img read more

Tata Steel shares surge over 4 on UK investment plan

first_imgShares of private sector steel manufacturer Tata Steel surged over 3 percent in early morning trade on Thursday as the company said it would remain engaged in UK facilities for 10 years with a 1 billion pound investment commitment. At 11.10 am, shares of Tata Steel were trading 4 percent higher at Rs 428.55 at the National Stock Exchange (NSE).According to a report on PTI, the Indian steel giant pledged to stay in Britain for 10 years as part of its talks with steelworkers’ union to save thousands of jobs in UK. The Tata Group company also offered a number of guarantees to workers including a minimum 5-year commitment to keep both furnaces operational at UK’s largest steel plant facility, Port Talbot Steelworks.In an important move, the company would also start consultation with its employees next week for replacing the existing British Steel Pension Scheme, which has liabilities of over 15 billion pound.”Tata Steel UK has developed a long-term investment plan to make the business more competitive in the future. The delivery of the transformation plan in the next couple of years, combined with a structural solution for the British Steel Pension Scheme fund, is essential to provide the affordability and financial self-sufficiency for future investments and also service its financial obligation to its stakeholders,” the report quoted Koushik Chatterjee, group executive director, Tata Steel and executive director for Tata Steel’s European business as saying.According to global brokerage firm Credit Suisse, delinking pension fund would help the company merge its European assets with Germany’s Thyssenkrupp. “Delinking pension fund should pave way for Thyssenkrupp joint venture, which could take 6-12 months to materialize,” the brokerage firm said in a note.Notably, Tata Steel’s European operations are reeling under loses in recent years owing to weak demand for steel coupled with cheap imports from China. Though it accounts for around 60 percent of Tata Steel’s revenue, losses from European facilities have pulled down the company’s profitability to a large extent.last_img read more

US China clash over BRI in Afghan resolution

first_imgA map illustrating China`s silk road economic belt and the 21st century maritime silk road, or the so-called `One Belt, One Road` megaproject, is displayed at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong, China, on 18 January 2016. — Photo: ReutersThe United States and China clashed Friday over Beijing’s $1 trillion “belt and road” global infrastructure program after the Security Council unanimously approved a bare bones resolution extending the mandate of the UN political mission in Afghanistan for six months.Last year’s resolution extending the mission’s mandate for a year welcomed and urged further efforts to strengthen regional economic cooperation involving Afghanistan, including through the massive “belt and road” initiative to link China to Europe, Africa and other parts of Asia. The 2016 and 2017 council resolutions had similar language.Council diplomats said China wanted the “belt and road” language included in this year’s resolution – but the United States objected.US deputy ambassador Jonathan Cohen told the council after the vote that “China held the resolution hostage and insisted on making it about Chinese national political priorities rather than the people of Afghanistan.”He said the Trump administration opposed China’s demand “that the resolution highlight its belt and road initiative, despite its tenuous ties to Afghanistan and known problems with corruption, debt distress, environmental damage, and lack of transparency.”China’s deputy ambassador Wu Haitao countered that Cohen’s remarks were “at variance with the facts and are fraught with prejudice.” He also said one council member – almost certainly referring to the U.S. – “poisoned the atmosphere” which led to the council’s failure to adopt a substantive resolution.Wu noted that since the “belt and road” initiative was launched six years ago, 123 countries and 29 international organizations have signed agreements of cooperation with China on joint development programs.”The ‘belt and road’ initiative is conducive to Afghanistan’s reconstruction and economic development,” Wu said. “Under this framework, China and Afghanistan will continue to strengthen cooperation in various fields, promote economic and social development in the country and the integration of Afghanistan into regional development.”He stressed that the program “has nothing to do with geopolitics.”Germany’s UN Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, who drafted the resolution with Indonesia’s UN Ambassador Dian Djani, expressed regret that “issues that have nothing to do” with the work of the UN peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan made it impossible to adopt a substantive resolution.”We very much regret that such topics as the upcoming elections (in Afghanistan), the participation of women in the Afghan peace process, the situation of children in armed conflict, the nexus between climate change and security, are no longer reflected in this resolution,” Heusgen said.The resolution does extend UNAMA’s mission until Sept. 17, 2019 and stresses “the central importance of a comprehensive and inclusive Afghan-led and Afghan-owned political process towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict and a comprehensive political settlement.” And it welcomes “progress in this regard.”But Heusgen said the text isn’t satisfactory to any of the 15 council members.He expressed hope that in the next six months the UN’s most powerful body would be able to overcome its differences and adopt a resolution that also reflects on the peace process and the upcoming elections.last_img