Giannis Antetokounmpo paces Bucks past Knicks to home-and-home sweep

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(AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo held down his usual spot atop the stat sheet, though his most important contribution was keeping his cool.Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 14 rebounds, Khris Middleton added 25 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 112-96 on Thursday night for their sixth win in seven games.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Referee Brian Forte said there were two situations that led to Kanter’s ejection.“During instant replay review for the altercation, we observed an unsportsmanlike act by Kanter and that is what led to his first technical foul,” Forte told a pool reporter.“After the out-of-bounds foul, Giannis and Kanter came face-to-face and so they were both assessed dead ball technical fouls,” Forte said.Milwaukee used an 18-2 run midway through the second quarter to open a 44-37 lead. The Bucks extended the lead to 87-77 entering the final period.The Bucks, who entered second in the league in both 3-pointers made and attempted, missed their first eight 3-point attempts.New York went up 23-13 on Kevin Knox’s 3-pointer with 4:40 left in the first quarter, but Milwaukee responded with an 11-2 run.TIP-INSKnicks: New York opened a six-game road trip, which now heads west for five games that include teams with four of the six best records in the Western Conference. “I think it’s good for us,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. “Fifteen days out and just us, together going through the gauntlet of good teams. I think that’s a great experience for this team.”Bucks: Milwaukee opened a six-game homestand against the Knicks, who entered 9-26. Of the next five opponents, only Toronto (26-10) is above .500.BUCKS HAVE KNICKS NUMBER Antetokounmpo was assessed a technical foul, but remained in the game after a brief altercation midway through the fourth quarter with Enes Kanter, who was ejected.“I think it’s one of his strengths,” said Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer. “We’ve talked about during this season, there can be frustration when things are missed, or you see things certain ways. He just tends to keep his focus, keep his composure, go to the next play.”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 ChrissThe Bucks swept the home-and-home series, having won at New York 109-95 on Christmas. Milwaukee is a season-high 14 games above .500.Luke Kornet, making his first start of the season in place of Kanter, tied a career high with 23 points, and Noah Vonleh added 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Knicks. New York, playing without leading scorer Tim Hardaway Jr. because of an illness, lost its sixth straight. Kanter was ejected with 9:56 left in the fourth quarter after being assessed two technical fouls. Antetokounmpo drove to the basket and was knocked down by Kanter, although no foul was called. The two got into a brief altercation as Antetokounmpo ran back up the court. After a review, each player was called for a technical, then Kanter was called for a second.Kanter was hit near his eye on the previous play at the other end, eventually requiring three stitches.“I shot the ball and I was trying to go get the rebound, offensive rebound,” Kanter said. “I think Thon Maker’s elbow just glanced against my eye and it started bleeding. And then on the other side I think Giannis was driving the basket and I stopped him. They didn’t even call a foul. And then we just got into it a little bit. And then my eye was bleeding and they said, ‘you need stitches.’ So I went in the back and the doctor just give me three stitches. Now you guys are telling me I got ejected.”With half a quarter to play and the Knicks within 91-82, Antetokounmpo said it was important he remain in the game.“At the end of the day, I have to help my team and close out the game,” Antetokounmpo said. “We had like eight or nine minutes left and I was just thinking about closing out the game. I just do not like when dirty plays happen that risk my health or my teammates’ health. I don’t like that.”ADVERTISEMENT The Bucks won the season series 3-1, the third straight season series win against the Knicks. Milwaukee has won eight of the last nine against the Knicks, including five straight at home.UP NEXTKnicks: Visit Utah on Saturday.Bucks: Host Brooklyn on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Better to be safe than sorry

first_imgDear Editor,Crime is a permanent social phenomenon that has always plagued societies throughout history; and it always will. This is simply because there are lazy persons who do not want to smell the sweat of their bodies. They refuse to earn a living by hard work. Instead, they prefer to engage in crime, and attack good, hardworking people like depraved, desperate beasts.These vicious criminals are parasites in human form. They bully, brutalize, and even murder decent people to rob them of monies they earned by the sweat of their brows.That is why I give my highest compliments to the Police officers who intercepted a gang of armed and dangerous men at the Georgetown seawall on March 15. I salute the officers for making the correct decision to use deadly force to blow away the members of this criminal gang, who seemed hell bent on spreading terror and pain while destroying anything or anyone standing in their way.When the Police came under fire from the gang, they were quite right to respond with heavier firepower, to protect their own lives and do their duty to safeguard the public.Members of the public need to understand what happens when the Police engage suspects. These are highly volatile encounters, and sometimes the Police have to take proactive, forceful action to defuse the situation. When Police officers come under gunfire, they will retaliate as they are trained to do, which means that they have to do whatever it takes to protect themselves and to remove the threat quickly and permanently. The Police are trained to follow ‘firing orders’ that give them steps to follow in deadly encounters with criminals; or they will be dead, and innocent civilians will be dead.However, we have to expect that there will always be some Police officers who use excessive force against suspects, causing injuries and sometimes even resulting in deaths. Right here in Guyana, there were highly publicized cases of abuse by the Police.I have heard about grieving relatives and friends of the men Police shot at the seawall bawling that these were innocent men caught at the wrong place at the wrong time. It makes no sense to me. What were they doing there? What would innocent persons be doing in the company of armed men with criminal records? They had to have been there for a purpose; what was this purpose?Criminals must know that one day they will be caught. Relatives must know that criminal loved ones will be caught. They ought to make the responsible choice and turn in loved ones who are criminals. After the Lusignan Prison break, the father of one escapee took his son back to the Police. That was a wise and noble decision; it was the best thing the father could have done to try to bring his son’s life back on track. It might well have saved him from ending up dead, like the gunmen at the seawall.Police officers have the right to use deadly force when they come under attack from criminals. They cannot be expected to conduct on-the-spot interrogations to find out who is in the right place and who is not. The wisest and safest choice for the Police is to stop the threat completely; it is better to be safe than sorry. The relatives and friends of criminals have to accept that those who live by the sword will die by the sword.Sincerely,Roshan Khan Snrlast_img read more

Sheffield Wednesday sign former Tottenham teen Charlie Hayford

first_imgChampionship promotion hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday have snapped up former Tottenham teen Charlie Hayford.The 19-year-old had been at Spurs since the age of four but was out of contract at White Hart Lane this summer.He has now penned a one-year deal with Carlos Carvalhal’s side – and Hayford says it is the Owls’ style of play which has tempted him to head north.He told the club’s official website: “The philosophy of Sheffield Wednesday is to play from the back, to play football, and that suits the way that I like to play.“This is a massive football club and one that would appeal to any young footballer looking to make his mark in the game.“I have no qualms about leaving the south for the north as this is a club and place that really appeals.“I have really enjoyed my years with Spurs and learned from some top quality players. I was invited to train with the senior players under Andres Villas-Boas when I was 15 and playing at the tempo of the first team was a fantastic experience.” Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal 1last_img read more

HOOPY WEEKEND PLANNED FOR HUDDLE UP ERRIGAL

first_imgHuddle Up Errigal – the weekend festival to be held in Donegal this September for Celtic supporters – will see hoops fans descend on the county.This weekend the same organisers have a charity quiz night at Teac Jeac with loads of prizes including a prized signed Scott Brown jersey.And in keeping with the Hoops ethos, all money raised will go to charity. The quiz is this Saturday night at 9pm.  This September a group of Celtic supporters aim to keep the charity work going but from here in Donegal. As we all know Ireland, in particular Donegal have a great history and connection with Celtic. To celebrate this great connection there is a two day event planned called the Huddle Up Errigal 2016 to raise funds for three very special charities.Huddle Up Errigal Committee member John Joe McGinley said: “We have got a whole weekend of events planned, we have a band called Shenanigans on the welcome night. We have a whole range of pubs around here who want to be involved all Celtic pubs. We are the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht, if you don’t want to sit in the pub you can go and see some of the most beautiful parts of Ireland.“Our ambition is to reignite the passion for Celtic in the Donegal Gaeltacht and to have an event for Celtic supporters and raise as much money as we can for our three charities. “We have three charities, we have the Scoil Chonaill Bunbeg Autism Unit, Donegal hospice, because everybody has been affected by the blight of cancer and the third one is the Celtic Foundation and they are on board.“They are endorsing and supporting these two days. We have set a target of about €5,000 for these three charities You can walk up Errigal, you can play seven a side football and you can have the craic”.So what are the dates to keep free in your diary? The two day festival will be taking place in the Donegal Gaeltacht of Gweedore 3rd and 4th September.The Schedule for Huddle up ErrigalFriday 2nd September welcome event Teac JacksSaturday 3rd September 12pm Huddle up ErrigalSaturday 3rd September 4pm till 6pm Cultural eventSaturday 3rd September 8pm Celtic Dance Teac JacksSunday 4th September 12pm till 4pm; 7 a side soccer tournament Gweedore UnitedSunday 4th September 6pm Q & A with Author of Down fall of Rangers Phil Mac Giolla BháinSunday 4th September 8pm Farewell Ceili Teac Jacks with Pat Gallagher the front man of Goats Don’t Shave will be singing in the bar.For more information on this festival check out their website www.huddleuperrigal or their Facebook page – Huddleuperrigal. They also have a Twitter account for you to keep up to date on everything @huddleuperrigal. A festival taking place in one of the most beautiful places in the world, it is certainly not one to miss for all you Celtic supporters out there! HOOPY WEEKEND PLANNED FOR HUDDLE UP ERRIGAL was last modified: May 19th, 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:HuddleUpErrigallast_img read more

SOCCER: PLAY-OFF DETAILS FOR FINN HARPS V UCD CONFIRMED

first_imgSOCCER: The details of Finn Harps play-off clash with UCD has been officially confirmed today by League of Ireland representatives. Harps will play their final league match this Saturday against league champions Wexford Youths. Harps will then have a full week to prepare for the first-leg of their play-off with UCD on October 23rd at the UCD Bowl.The second-leg will then take place at Finn Park on October 30th.The winners of Harps and UCD – will then play the Premier Division side that finishes second bottom on Monday 2nd of November with the return leg of that play-off taking place on November 6th.Harps should have a full squad to choose from in the play-offs – granted they all come through unscathed in Saturday’s final league outing. All suspensions have been served and the only player struggling with an injury is Damien McNulty.However, it’s expected he’ll be fit to play in the play-offs against UCD.It’s expected Harps manager Ollie Horgan will play a lot of the fringe players on Saturday night – as he did last Friday night against Athlone.He gave a first start to BJ Banda and Kieran McDaid, while Gareth Doherty also made his senior bow. SOCCER: PLAY-OFF DETAILS FOR FINN HARPS V UCD CONFIRMED was last modified: October 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

Dejan Lovren slams France tactics after Croatia’s World Cup final defeat

first_img 4 Lovren reacts as France goalscorer Kylian Mbappé goes to ground in Sunday’s World Cup final 4 Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has come out with another incredible claim following Croatia’s World Cup final defeat to France.Lovren slammed France’s tactics in the final and said Croatia were a better team both on the night and throughout the whole tournament than the world champions. Lovren added: “I was sure he would not give the penalty. Our player could not react, it’s impossible when you are so close to the ball. It was a critical moment.“VAR needs to improve. Sometimes it is a penalty and sometimes not. I really don’t understand. A lot of people say it’s not a penalty but what can we do now? Nobody understands the rules.” Croatia showed great courage in Moscow but were well beaten as France lifted the World Cup for the second time in their history with a 4-2 victory.But Lovren was not impressed and accused Didier Deschamps’ side of ‘not playing football’.“We have been better today and overall we have been better,” the Liverpool man said following the game.“France didn’t play football. They waited for their chance and they scored. They had their one tactic and you have to respect it. They played every game of the tournament like that.“I am disappointed because we lost the game but we played much better football then them. France were awarded a penalty for this handball against Ivan Perisic, after a header from France’s Blaise Matuidi 4 Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has been outspoken at the World Cup Lovren also slated VAR for its role in awarding a controversial penalty which handed France a 2-1 lead, after Croatia had fought back to 1-1 thanks to a brilliant strike from Ivan Perisic.The referee awarded the spot kick for handball against the goalscorer in the second-half after watching several replays on the touchline, although some say the decision was harsh as Perisic was within point-blank range of the ball. Lovren was on the losing side in both the Champions League and World Cup finals this season “I am proud of what we achieved, second in the world. I’m proud of everyone and for the country. We have regrets now when we look at decisions, but it doesn’t make sense anymore.“It’s hard to describe. Maybe after a couple of months I will have everything straight.”This latest outburst follows his outlandish comments that he should be considered ‘one of the best defenders in the world’ following Croatia’s semi-final win over England.Fans were quick to mock the Reds centre-back, who is often seen as the weak link in Jurgen Klopp’s side and who has now tasted defeat in FOUR consecutive cup finals. 4last_img read more

PRINGLE CALLS FOR CHRISTMAS DOLE JINGLE

first_imgDONEGAL TD Thomas Pringle has today called for the Christmas Bonus to be restored to those who have faced the brunt of cutbacks over the last few years.“There is no doubt that the return of this bonus, which was equivalent to 100% of the normal weekly payment, would have a massive impact on many people including pensioners, one parent families, the unemployed and carers who rely heavily on their social welfare payments and have faced a lot of hardship in recent years,” he said.“I don’t think double what they get in one week for Christmas is a lot to ask for and I know for a fact that the hardship people are going through in Donegal and all over the country has made it impossible for people reliant on these payments to save for Christmas, with some getting themselves into serious debt from taking out loans. “This measure would cost €260 million, but that does not take account of the extra revenue that would be generated through VAT and Excise Duty receipts from people spending the bonus.“When this payment was scrapped in 2009 Labour said that Fianna Fáil had cancelled Christmas. It’s now in Labour and Fine Gael’s hands to relieve some of the pressure that has been unfairly put on these people’s shoulders, and I commend fellow independent TD Patrick Nulty for putting this issue on the table.“I will be putting pressure on the government to reintroduce the Christmas Bonus and I would encourage everyone to contact their government TDs to that effect,” stated Pringle.  PRINGLE CALLS FOR CHRISTMAS DOLE JINGLE was last modified: December 4th, 2013 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:PRINGLE CALLS FOR CHRISTMAS DOLE JINGLElast_img read more

Protest of Nazi march grows violent; six arrested

first_img When the rioting broke out, Ford tried negotiate with those involved, saying he would meet with them to discuss any grievances, but he said “they weren’t interested in that.” He said they were mostly “gang members who had real or imagined grievances and took it as an opportunity to speak in their own way.” “I am disappointed that some folks who clearly are not strong citizens to begin with took this opportunity to make this statement,” Ford said. “I was chagrined that there were obvious mothers and children in the crowd with them. Several intimated that they had guns.” Thomas Frisch, 76, said a large group of men destroyed the exterior of a gas station next to his home of 30 years. “A whole big gang started to come in here. Next thing you know, they’re jumping on the car. Then they overturned it. Then they started on the building, breaking windows, ripping the bars off,” he said. Keith White, a black resident, criticized city officials for initially allowing the march. “They let them come here and expect this not to happen?” said White, 29. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TOLEDO, Ohio – A crowd that gathered to protest a neo-Nazi march Saturday turned violent, throwing baseball-size rocks at police, vandalizing vehicles and stores, and setting fire to a neighborhood bar, authorities said. Mayor Jack Ford blamed the rioting on gang members taking advantage of a volatile situation. He said he was declaring a state of emergency and setting an 8 p.m. curfew. He also ask the Highway Patrol for help. “It’s exactly what they wanted,” Ford said of the group that planned the march, which was called off because of the rioting. At least two dozen members of the National Socialist Movement, which calls itself “America’s Nazi Party,” had gathered at a city park just before noon and were to march under police protection. Organizers said they were demonstrating against black gangs they said were harassing white residents. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Violence broke out about one-quarter of a mile away along the planned march route. About 150 police officers in helicopters and on horses and foot chased bands of youths throughout the afternoon. Officers wearing gas masks fired tear gas canisters and flash-bang devices designed to stun suspects, only to see the groups reappear nearby and resume throwing rocks and bottles. A group pounded on a convenience store and overturned vehicles. A fire was set in a nearby bar. At least six people were arrested. Police Chief Mike Navarre said officers had a report of a shooting in the area, but they had not found a victim. No other injuries had been reported, Navarre said. The mayor had appealed to residents the night before to ignore the march. He said the city indicated it wouldn’t give the Nazis a permit to march in the streets but couldn’t stop them from marching on the sidewalks like other citizens. last_img read more

143km Coleraine speedster fails to appear at Letterkenny court

first_imgA Colerane man clocked doing 143km on the dual carraigeway outside Letterkenny failed to appear in court this week.27-year-old Dean Robert Doherty, from 4 Newbridge Park. Coleraine was due before Letterkenny District Court charged with the offence, which occurred on June 18, 2016. Garda Gallagher was operating a speed check at Rossbracken, on the dual carraigeway, at 1.20am on the date in question.A black Nissan Navara, being driven by Doherty, registered 143km, in a 100km zone.143km Coleraine speedster fails to appear at Letterkenny court was last modified: September 5th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

Bringing brain science to winemaking: SA’s world-first ‘neurowine’

first_img4 May 2016A South African team of marketers and neuroscientists have announced the launch of the world’s first neurowine, a wine developed by applying techniques usually used in neuroscience to winemaking.Pieter Walser, a Cape winemaker from the Blankbottle label, partnered with local “neuro-marketing” consultancy Neural Sense to test 21 white and 20 red wine varietals from vineyards across the country.Walser’s emotional and cognitive responses to each taste were assessed, using neuroscience and biometric technologies. The test results were then used to create a perfect blend, a neurowine. It is available as both a red and a white wine.South Africa is the eighth-largest wine producer in the world. Local wines are increasingly popular overseas, with exports doubling from 2005 to 2015.The neurowine process“One of the pieces of technology we used – known as electroencephalography or EEG – is a device which fits around the head and picks up the electrical activity on the surface of one’s scalp,” said Dr David Rosenstein of Neural Sense.“It looks at how the brain is functioning and the associated brain waves, which in turn tells us various things about brain activity.”See more:The team of scientists built a model of Walser’s brain activity and, coupled with the biometric data, were able to reveal his unconscious responses to the wine-tasting experience.“This model enabled us to determine what were the best performing aspects of the various varietals he was tasting and identify the top wine varietals that his unconscious appealed to, together with his subjective reporting, to form the neurowine blend,” Rosenstein said.The power of the subconsciousWalser said his preconceptions of what wine should taste like can sometimes get in the way of formulating a blended wine.“The day I pick them, I taste the grapes and I decide more or less what the wine’s going to be like, but it then goes through different phases during the winemaking process so by the time I need to bottle, I can become confused,” he said.The neuroscience method has helped him make his decision. “This neuro-marketing approach has allowed my subconscious, and not my conscious, to do the talking.”The job of a neuroscientist and neuro-marketer is to understand how people experience things, according to Neural Sense’s Mark Drummond.“Using neuro-marketing techniques and technologies we are able to explore the subconscious and the underlying emotional drivers that drive decision making,” he said.“This allows us to see into the hearts and minds of consumers, or winemakers in this case, giving us new insight into their experiences which can then be optimised.”Taste it yourselfWalser started his label Blankbottle because he was “fed up of tasting wines with fancy labels and wanted to create a wine brand that you could judge only on quality, not looks.”He said his wines come from an array of vineyards, allowing him to create many different wine styles.Neurowine will be available at Woolworths.How awesome is this! Neuroscientists develop first NeuroWine https://t.co/YGWVRTSALs via @nuzzel— theonlysandman (@theonlysandman) April 27, 2016Fascinating: neuro approach to product development as SA neuroscientists launch world’s first NeuroWine: https://t.co/mDoR6QHR1C— Rachel Cristofoli (@RachCristo) April 20, 2016 Source: Press Portallast_img read more