“In the third quarter, I thought we gave them a lot of opportunities,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said. “In the fourth quarter, it was good to see the lead expand without having very many mistakes.”Portland took control late in the third quarter, when the Blazers held Indiana scoreless for more than five minutes. It was part of Portland’s 21-2 run, during which Shabazz Napier scored eight points to help erase a six-point deficit and give the Blazers an 89-76 lead midway through the fourth quarter.Napier kick-started the rally during the final seconds of the third quarter, when he made a backcourt steal, then hit a corner 3-pointer as time expired to tie the game at 74.Victor Oladipo and Darren Collison scored 23 points each for Indiana (24-21).Indiana coach Nate McMillan had an eye on the stat sheet in assessing what went wrong for the Pacers. Portland outrebounded Indiana 57-46, and scored 24 second-chance points to the Pacers’ 10.ADVERTISEMENT Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots over Indiana Pacers center Domantas Sabonis during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The Trail Blazers won 100-86. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland’s home court was once one of the NBA’s toughest for visitors — but was a source of frustration for the Trail Blazers earlier this season.But they appear to have their home mojo back, as the Blazers won their fifth consecutive home game Thursday night, beating the Indiana Pacers 100-86.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Damian Lillard scored 26 points and Jusuf Nurkic had 19 points and a season-high 17 rebounds to lead Portland (24-21). C.J. McCollum scored 16 points and Shabazz Napier 13 for the Blazers.Just six weeks ago, the Blazers lost six consecutive games during a late-November, early December stretch. But starting Dec. 28 with a victory over Philadelphia, Portland has returned to its winning ways in Moda Center.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“Overall our team has just locked in a little bit more,” Lillard said. “We had a rough stretch. We’re not the first team or the last team that’ll have that. The important thing when you have times like that is to stay together and stay with it. I think we’re just in a better place on the floor as a group.”Several wins during this streak looked like Thursday’s, a game in which Portland had most of the answers during the fourth quarter. Tied at 74 after three quarters, the Blazers outscored Indiana 26-12 during the final period to pull out the win. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Embiid drops 26 as Sixers nip Celtics “That’s the hustle game you have to win,” McMillan said. “We have to give help to our bigs down in the paint. They outworked us, and won that game.”Nurkic had one of his most productive games as a Blazer, missing his career high by three rebounds. Nurkic got going early, hitting his first three shots during the first five minutes. Stotts said he didn’t recall running plays for Nurkic, saying he was doing it all on effort.“When he got in the paint, he was finishing early,” Lillard said of Nurkic. “He played strong. Even on the defensive end, he was contesting shots at the rim. . When he plays that way on both ends, we’re a much better team.”Indiana was without forward Myles Turner, the team’s second-leading scorer this season. Turner has missed five consecutive games with a right elbow injury.McCollum sprinted from the floor to the locker room early in the fourth quarter with a brief bout of nausea, but returned a few minutes later.Portland led 52-47 at halftime, and the difference was a pair of buzzer-beaters: McCollum’s 3-pointer at the end of the first quarter, and Lillard’s desperation layup off a drive to finish the second quarter.TIP-INSPacers: The last time Indiana won in Portland was Nov. 28, 2007. … Of the 12 games Turner has missed this season, two came against Portland. … Lance Stephenson missed the team’s morning shootaround with an illness, but played. He finished with no points on 0-of-6 shooting from the floor and missed both of his foul shots. … Indiana is 2-1 on its current five-game road trip, having won at Phoenix and Utah.Trail Blazers: Led by 12 boards from Nurkic, Portland outrebounded Indiana 29-18 in the first half. … Nurkic had a double-double in the first half with 12 points and 12 rebounds. … Portland swept the season series from Indiana for the third time in four seasons. The Blazers won 114-96 over the Pacers on Oct. 20. … Al-Farouq Aminu is averaging 13 points and 10 rebounds in his last four games against Indiana.MAKING UP FOR POOR SHOOTINGPortland won despite shooting just 39.4 percent from the floor (37 of 94), and 31.2 percent from 3-point range (10 of 32). Only once has Portland shot worse and won a game this season.The Blazers made up for it in other ways, like free throw shooting. They were 16 of 16, the third time they’ve been perfect from the line in a game this season, an NBA high. 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In addition, the city and county will provide other investments totaling $29 million: $12 million for on-site public improvements; $10 million for affordable housing; $5 million for off-site improvements; and $2 million for streetscape. “It seems to me that the city and county and the CRA have their spending priorities totally upside down,” said Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. “We find that kind of corporate welfare to be highly offensive to ordinary taxpaying citizens.” Chief Legislative Analyst Gerry Miller said the project is similar to other investments the city has made in Staples Center, the l.a.live downtown complex and a Hollywood and Highland redevelopment project. “What we are looking for are catalyst projects – those that help bring other economic development to an area,” Miller said. “If you look at Staples Center, it helped generate other economic investment in the area. “We think the same thing will happen here.” Miller said the amount being invested would be more than made up by revenue coming in as the project is built, in addition to community benefits such as job training, labor agreements and affordable housing. Officials estimated that the project would create 29,000 construction jobs and 5,900 permanent jobs. But Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich estimates that all three phases of the project will require up to $176 million in public subsidies. “Supervisor Antonovich is disappointed that the board voted for a deal that is better for the developer than it is for the taxpayers of the county of Los Angeles,” said Paul Novak, a spokesman for Antonovich, who voted against the project. “And it is a sad day when the board makes a political decision, rather than an economic decision, when it should be protecting taxpayers.” Still, Broad noted that the project is expected to generate $148 million in lease payments to the county and city over 99 years, including $50 million in prepaid rent the developer has promised to pay for the park. Broad compared those revenues with those of the two city- and county-owned parcels, valued at $138 million. The only public opposition to the project at both the City Council and Board of Supervisors meetings came from a representative of the Bonaventure Hotel. Attorney Christopher Sutton said the hotel was prepared to go to court to challenge the bed-tax waiver as being unfair to existing hotels and violating previously approved plans for the Bunker Hill area. “What you are selling out by going forward with this project is hundreds of millions of dollars (in future tax revenues),” Sutton said. No violation of plans But Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said he doesn’t believe approval of the project violates previously approved plans for Bunker Hill. “I don’t think it’s as nefarious as what the attorney had tried to make it sound,” he said. Maria Elena Durazo, secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, said the project is an example of what the city can do when business and labor work together. “This is the kind of thing that can come when we work with a common goal,” Durazo said. Councilman Dennis Zine said he wanted to make sure that the project would not mean a reduction of services to residents of the San Fernando Valley. “Can you assure them that this will not mean less services to the Valley?” Zine asked Miller. “It will not cost the city general fund any money or reduce existing services,” Miller replied. “In fact, we think it will generate additional money for the general fund and we are looking to see where a similar model can be used in the San Fernando Valley and elsewhere.” Supervisor Gloria Molina, who chaired the Grand Avenue Authority, also said the project will serve as a model for other redevelopment projects. “Yes, it may look like it’s going to cost us something, but at the end of the day, we’ll have a very significant project – but more importantly, a very significant model that speaks to how we should move collectively together and join in partnership with developers and inspirational leaders.” firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “This is truly a historic day,” Grand Avenue Committee Chairman Eli Broad said. “We believe this project is a win-win for everybody.” Construction on the first phase is expected to start later this year, with completion in about four years. But the project will come with a price tag, as the city’s chief legislative analyst has said it will require $95 million in taxpayer funds plus $30 million in public improvements to build the luxury hotel. That includes $60.5 million in hotel bed-tax revenue, $5.5 million in parking taxes, $24.4 million from the Community Redevelopment Agency and $4.6 million from the county. Additional costs Pursuing a vision of a world-class civic heart for downtown Los Angeles, city and county officials officially signed off Tuesday on final approvals for the $2.05 billion revitalization of Grand Avenue. Despite concerns that the project would cost millions of dollars in public subsidies, the City Council voted 13-0 to support the Frank Gehry-designed redevelopment effort. The county Board of Supervisors also voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve final terms and environmental impact reports for the project, which has been more than two years in the making. It has been hailed as key to igniting a bustling night life on three acres across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall with shops, restaurants, parks, condominiums and a luxury hotel.
Danny Ings up against Radamel Falcao Danny Ings has emerged as a front-runner to sign for Manchester United come the end of the season.The England Under-21 striker is out of contract with current club Burnley at the end of the season and it is reported that Louis Van Gaal wants to add the striker, with just nine goals this season, to his United side.However, a number of the Red Devils’ fans aren’t too keen on the move, claiming that they already have strikers that match to Ings’ ability. 1
Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill was left to rue a ‘cruel’ exit from Euro 2016 after an own-goal ended his side’s journey.O’Neill’s side had already defied the odds to line up in this all-British last 16 clash but were good value throughout the narrowest of 1-0 defeats, edging the play for extended periods without creating clear-cut chances.Wales suffered similarly in the final third but took the spoils – and a historic quarter-final against Hungary or Belgium – when Gareth Bale’s teasing cross was prodded over the line by Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley in the 75th minute.For O’Neill, for their superb travelling support and for the passionate McAuley it was a bitter denouement to the nation’s first major tournament in 30 years.“I felt it was a very tight game. It’s just a very, very cruel way to lose the game,” he said.“We didn’t deserve to lose the game…certainly with that nature (of goal).“Not many people gave us any chance of doing anything in the tournament but we came within a whisker of getting to the last eight. I don’t think it would have been undeserved had we got that.“It’s difficult to quantify and reflect on the tournament as a whole at this minute, but the players have been tremendous in their effort, their commitment, their pride in playing for their country.“It’s been a fantastic experience for everyone but when it ends the way it did today it’s very cruel. I don’t think we got what we deserved.”He was rightly proud of his side’s efforts in France – they won one game from four but proved resilient and well organised throughout.As for McAuley, whose outstretched leg only prevented the waiting Hal Robson-Kanu finishing the job from close range anyway, O’Neill had two messages: first that he is not to blame and second that he wants the 36-year-old to play on.“I’m not going to point the finger at him. I’m not going to blame him in any shape or form,” said the manager.“He had a split-second decision to make, unfortunately it went against us.“Gareth has not only had a great tournament he has been great for me over the last four years.“Hopefully he continues to play at international level. He has still got a couple of years left in him at this level and hopefully that will be the case.” 1 Michael O’Neill: Northern Ireland manager grateful for superb travelling support
A man who butchered and killed a young Letterkenny woman has been released from prison just eight years into his 12 year sentence for another crime.Callous Conor Downey, 47, murdered innocent Suzanne Reddan in a London flat they shared in 1988.She was not found until 1992 after Downey confessed to police in England that he had strangled her. Parts of her body were discovered but her torso was never found.Downey served just three years in jail for the horrific murder of the young Donegal woman.When he left jail he returned to his native Cork.In 2004, Downey was then sentenced to 12 years in jail after being found guilty of attempted rape and indecent assault of a young woman.Just a few months after Downey strangled Suzanne Reddan in 1988, he broke into the Cork woman’s home and attacked her as she lay sleeping.He beat her so savagely that gardaí thought she was wearing a horror mask. He also attempted to rape and sexually assault her.Downey was never charged with this crime and returned to Cor in the 1990s.In 2000 however, 11 years after the sexual assault on the Cork woman, he was linked to the crime using fingerprint and DNA samples.Superintendent Brian Calnan told the Central Criminal Court that Downey was also convicted of assaulting a doctor who had collected blood samples from him.In January 2004 Mr Justice Kevin O’Higgins jailed Downey for 12 years. He suspended the final year of the sentence.Downey was released form prison last November and is living in Douglas, Co Cork.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comFREED: MAN WHO MURDERED YOUNG DONEGAL WOMAN IS BACK ON THE STREETS was last modified: January 17th, 2012 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:Conor DowneyletterkennySuzanne Reddan
Donegal return to the scene of their All Ireland exit last summer and face the team who dumped them out when they face Dublin at Croke Park this evening.On paper it looks like Pat Gilroy’s Dublin still hold all the aces.But on form it could be advantage Donegal as Jim McGuinness’ side come off an impressive win against Mayo at Balyshannon last weekend. All Ireland champions Dublin come into the game after a defeat by Down and really need to win if they are to remain in the hunt for the League crown.Pat Gilroy admitted in the Evening Herald that the league has proven an example of how hard it will be for Dublin this year: “The challenge now is probably greater than in 2009 when it was pretty clear what needed to be done.“We need to be better than we were last year, and I think we have gotten a good yardstick already in the league. The reality for us is, we’re All-Ireland champions so the only thing that can be a standard for us is to repeat that.”It may be early days this season but Donegal could take a huge amount from victory over the Dubs, not least of all some vital league points. Revenge for last year’s semi-final will not be in the Donegal manager’s thoughts.What’s most important to him is that his side continues to develop.“It’s early days this season and people will be pointing to last year’s semifinal but that’s not in my thoughts.“I will be looking for a good team display and for the players to be following through on the things we have been working on,” he said. FORM COULD FAVOUR DONEGAL AGAINST DUBS AT CROKER was last modified: March 23rd, 2012 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:Croke Parkdonegaldublin
REMEMBER this name – Bryan McNamee!If the Convoy lad keeps boxing the way he has been, he could be a Donegal Olympic hero one day.Bryan has been boxing for just years and already has three North West Zone titles, five Ulster titles and two Irish titles. The Covoy Amateur Boxing Club star has boxed for Ireland twice and Ulster once.At the weekend took part in the McGuigan Cup named after Barry McGuigan.It’s an Annual event between Ireland and Scotland which has been held in County Monaghan. Bryan’s opponent yesterday is the current Scottish and British champion at Bryan’s weight – 57kg.And Bryan won the fight convincingly against the awkward Scottish southpaw. YOUNG CONVOY BOXER BRYAN BEATS BRITISH CHAMP IN TOP BOUT was last modified: May 27th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:YOUNG CONVOY BOXER BRYAN BEATS BRITISH CHAMP IN TOP BOUT
“However, there’s a balance between lightweight and durability. So while some products may be ‘ultra’ light, they may also be sacrificial in terms of long-term usage – something that took a few years for customers to learn.” Chris Shaffer covers the outdoors for the Daily News. He can be reached at email@example.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The outdoor industry is constantly striving to design hiking shoes that offer the most comfortable, lightweight and sturdy boot available to outdoor adventurers. For the past several years, that trend is racing toward lightweight shoes. Although there’s still a need for heavy, durable boots, many hikers and manufactures are jumping on the bandwagon of creating light and fast hiking boots. Some question the durability, comfort and stability of these boots in adverse conditions, but they are guaranteed to treat you well anywhere in the mountains, hills and valleys of Southern California and on day hikes in the Sierra. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “After comfort and fit, consumers want support and protection and then durability in their products,” Sachs says. “These things add weight to a boot. When you add a more sturdy sole unit or upper material, it is thicker and therefore weighs more. But it can also protect the foot and ankle better and add to a better experience. If someone is day hiking, without a pack – on easy terrain like SoCal beaches – you do not need that.” Light and fast hiking boots are here to stay. “The heavy, built-up hiking boots and bulky multisport shoes are a thing of the past,” says Keith Anderson, director of marketing for Wolverine World Wide’s Outdoor Group, maker of the popular Merrell hiking shoes. “Consumers clearly want lighter, faster, high-performance footwear in this era of the fastpack and speed-hike. Merrell recognized this trend several years ago and has addressed the demand for lighter weight with durability in every shoe we make, whether for the trail or the street.” Lightweight hiking boots are becoming standard in Southern California. Nearly all day hikes in the region require only a lightweight shoe. It’s those who plan to head off the trail that might want to purchase a shoe with more stability. “The lightweight buzzword that permeated the outdoor world several years ago created a new and, arguably, refreshing spirit for outdoor products,” says Jason Stadler of Asolo. “Somewhat coinciding with the workforce’s inability to get out and play as much as previous generations, people wanted products that they were able to take on a variety of adventures while not compromising performance or support. This buzz quickly became the defining mentality behind product design. “The question is not one of advantage and disadvantage. It comes down to what the boots are going to be used for,” says Peter Sachs, general manager of LOWA. “What kind of terrain, how heavy a pack, etc. A lightweight hiking boot will not work with a 40-pound pack. At the same time, a lightweight hiking boot is not needed for walking on the beaches of Southern California.” Nonetheless, critics argue that a lightweight boot sacrifices many of the important facets of a hiking boot.
A Donegal County Councillor has urged the government to get on with providing further funding for the Greencastle Breakwater project instead of completing ‘half a job’. Cllr Martin Farren was speaking after three yachts were damaged in the area last week following a heavy storm.One of the yachts in question was a 33-foot vessel, while two other yachts, including a pleasure cruiser, were also heavily damaged. Moville man, Farren, said damage to the yachts would have been avoidable if the Breakwater project in Greencastle had been completed.He told Donegal Daily: “Just short of €10million has already been spent on the Breakwater Project in 2010, when the then government put the project on hold due to the financial difficulty the country found itself in.“However, we were given an assurance that once that difficulty had finished and things began to pick up, that we would get further funding for the project.“And now, almost a decade later, it is going to take at least another €10million to complete the project. “Donegal County Council is obliged to pay 25% of that and in fairness, they have already committed to that 25%, there is no problem there.“I have travelled to Dublin on numerous occasions with the Greencastle Harbour Users Association, the Derry Port and Harbour and a number of other representatives to meet officials in an attempt to get the Breakwater project up and running again.”The Inishowen Councillor is now urging Donegal representatives across the county, especially those in the Oireachtas, to apply pressure on the government before the upcoming budget.He continued: “The breakwater really needs to be completed because there are major plans for the area in the near future in terms of tourism.“What we would like to see happening is an actual extension to the Greencastle Harbour built, but in order for these plans tp materialise the Breakwater project needs to be completed. “And if the government fail in supplying further funding then they might as well of threw the €10million already spent into the Foyle.“You cannot leave a job half done, the breakwater is needed for the protection of vessels in the harbour.“It is extremely important that all of the Oireachtas members from Donegal ensure that money is kept aside in the upcoming budget for the project, it is a vital importance.“We need to be singing of the one hymn sheet in relation to this matter because it is going on for far too long.” ‘Greencastle Breakwater project completion is of vital importance’ – Cllr was last modified: August 18th, 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)
Tiémoué Bakayoko starts for Chelsea in the Champions League game at Stamford Bridge.Marcos Alonso has been rested, joining the likes of Willian and Pedro on the bench.The Blues, already sure of a place in the knockout stage, will finish top of Group C if they win tonight.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Zappacosta, Fabregas, Kante, Bakayoko, Moses; Hazard, Morata.Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Drinkwater, Willian, Pedro, Batshuayi.Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Gimenez, Savic, Lucas, Luis, Koke, Thomas, Gabi, Saul, Torres, Griezmann.Subs: Moya, Godin, Vrsaljko, Carrasco, Correa, Vietto, Gameiro. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook