Dame Judi Dench is new Patron of Talking Newspapers charity

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people Volunteering Howard Lake | 14 June 2006 | News  20 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Dame Judi said: “The Talking Newspaper Association is providing a really worthwhile service, and I hope that I can help them with their fundraising and increase awareness of this vital service”.center_img Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe winning actress Dame Judi Dench is the new Patron of the Talking Newspaper Association of the United Kingdom.The East Sussex-based Association operates National Talking Newspapers and Magazines (TNAUK), which provides more than 250 newspapers and magazines on subscription to blind and partially sighted people throughout the UK and beyond, through the use of audio CD, tape and digital services. In addition, it recently introduced the DAISY service which uses compressed digital audio enabling up to forty hours of audio content on a single CD, making it easier to navigate between subjects, publications and articles. Advertisement Dame Judi Dench is new Patron of Talking Newspapers charity About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Two journalists being held for publishing internal security memo on terrorist threat

first_img NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News July 18, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists being held for publishing internal security memo on terrorist threat RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance RSF_en to go further Al Watan Al An’s most recent issue, published on 14 July, contained a series of stories by Ariri et and Hurmatallah that were headlined, “The secret reports behind Morocco’s state of alert.” One of the stories was based on a DGST memo – which was reproduced – urging all the security services to be vigilant after a video was posted online by a terrorist organisation that contained “a solemn call for jihad against all the Maghrebi governments, identifying Morocco by name.”Morocco raised its state of alert to the highest level on 6 July, but the interior ministry has given no precise information about the possible threats.In a statement carried by the main national TV station, prosecutor general Moulay Abdallah Alaoui Belghiti said he had ordered an investigation to find out how secret documents were leaked and who was responsible. The two journalists would be prosecuted for publishing “reports of a confidential nature linked to defence secrets,” he said, adding that other document found during the search would be used in evidence against them.Ariri and Hurmatallah, who are due to appear in court soon, were not allowed to see their lawyers during the preliminary investigation. Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Receive email alertscenter_img Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrest of Abderrahim Ariri, the publisher of the weekly Al Watan Al An (The Nation Now), and one of his journalists, Mostapha Hurmatallah, yesterday in Casablanca after they published the text of an internal security memo circulated by the General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (DGST), an intelligence agency.“It is wrong to arrest these two journalists and keep them in custody, especially as it would have sufficed to summon them for questioning,” the press freedom organisation said. “It seems as if this is meant to be a warning to any journalist who might be inclined to investigate Morocco’s ability to defend itself against terrorism.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We urge the Moroccan authorities to have the good sense to release them at once. The internal memo published in the weekly seems not to have contained any confidential information as it only referred to online posts that anyone can access. While it is understandable that the authorities are trying to find out who leaked the memo, the journalists should not be turned into scapegoats.”Plain-clothes police arrested Ariri and Hurmatallah at their Casablanca homes at about 7 a.m. yesterday and took them to police headquarters for questioning. At mid-morning, about 20 police officers accompanied them to the Al Watan Al An office, where a search was carried out. Editor Boujemaa Achefri said they took away 90 per cent of the newspaper’s files, as well as Ariri’s computer, mobile phone and diary. Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Help by sharing this information News News Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrest yesterday of Abderrahim Ariri, the publisher of the Arabic-language weekly Al Watan Al An, and one of his journalists, Mostapha Hurmatallah. They are being held for publishing the text of a confidential security memo that was circulated by a Moroccan intelligence agency. April 28, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Pasadena Fetes What Is All Too Often Taken for Granted: The Electricity That Powers the City

first_imgGovernment Pasadena Fetes What Is All Too Often Taken for Granted: The Electricity That Powers the City From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 | 3:16 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Community News Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) is celebrating Public Power Week with an educational event and a week-long social media campaign from October 2 to 8.PWP kicked off the week with an assembly at Washington Middle School on Tuesday.The assembly focused on Washington sixth graders and taught the importance of efficiency and conservation. Interim General Manager Gurcharan Bawa gave an introduction, highlighting the utility’s history of reliable service and discussing the future of environmentally-responsible power.The students then received a first-hand account of what it takes to provide power to Pasadena.A member of the Glenarm Power Plant crew talked about the wide range of public power careers by explaining the diverse roles of PWP’s electric employees. Linemen, perhaps the most recognizable public power employees, also participated in the assembly by discussing their day-to-day tasks, demonstrating the equipment they often use in the field, and answering questions from interested students.Later in the assembly, each sixth grader (a total of 170 students) received an efficiency kit from the PWP- sponsored Living Wise Program, which provides a conservation curriculum that spans a three-to-six week period. Items provided in the efficiency kits encourage students to become at-home “efficiency auditors” with tools such as LED light bulbs, a digital thermometer to test the temperature of refrigerator or water heater, and more.“PWP is proud to kick-off Public Power week with an assembly that empowers each student to be Energy Ambassador in their home. Using the tools in the Efficiency kit, the students will learn how they can do their part to conserve and hopefully inspire them to find creative solutions for tomorrow’s challenges,” said Interim General Manager Gurcharan Bawa.Additionally, throughout the week, PWP will feature a social media campaign that highlights the benefits of having a community-owned utility. Each day will be dedicated to one facet of PWP’s reliable and affordable electric service. Posts will include a spotlight on PWP’s electric employees, the Glenarm Power Plant, and efforts to embrace renewable energy sources. To follow the #PublicPowerWeekhighlights on social media, visit PWP’s Facebook and Twitter pages.Over 2,000 community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities provide power to more than 48 million Americans. Coordinated by the American Public Power Association, Public Power Week highlights the reliable electric service provided by local utilities, as well as the employees who work hard to support those efforts.To view photos from the Public Power Week event at Washington Middle School, please visit  www.PWPWeb.com/PPW2016. More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Business News Community News Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

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Cops: Drunk Driver Critically Injures Bicyclist

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An alleged drunk driver critically injuring a bicyclist in Wyandanch early Saturday morning, Suffolk County police said.Marion Johnson, 63, of Roosevelt was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. He will be arranged Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip. Johnson was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu northbound on Straight Path at 1:27 a.m. when he allegedly struck 36-year-old Ishmeil Thomas, police said. Thomas was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip and was listed in critical condition, police said. Johnson’s vehicle was impounded following the crash. Detectives are still investigating the crash. Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

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Celtic players look like they want out, says Andy Walker as he analyses Sparta Prague defeat | Football News

first_imgCeltic’s abject defeat to Sparta Prague showed further signs that some players want away from the club, according to Andy Walker.The Scottish champions sit rock bottom of Europa League Group H after the Czech Republic side – missing a host of players due to injury and coronavirus issues – inflicted a chastening 4-1 loss on Neil Lennon’s side at Parkhead on Thursday night.- Advertisement – It was the latest in a string of abject performances which have seen Celtic fail to qualify for the Champions League and lose ground to Rangers in the title race, and Walker believes serious questions must be asked of the players’ commitment to the club.“Sparta Prague is a club that have had to cobble together players,” the former Celtic striker told Sky Sports. “They scored four goals and were really unlucky not to have six or seven.“Questions will be asked of the manager, so many of the players and their commitment to this club. When you lose four goals at home, questions need to be asked about the players, and if they are giving everything for the manager.- Advertisement – Neil Lennon admits his side were poor following the 4-1 loss to Sparta “The best thing Rangers did, even when Celtic were winning in the last two years, was to keep the harmony and believe in Steven Gerrard. We can see that belief now is turning into results. It works in the opposite way, when all of a sudden there is a lot of negativity surrounding the Celtic situation.“I expect Celtic to come good once again and win matches. In these uncertain times of Covid, we have seen some funny results. The worst thing they can do now is doubt they are the best team.“They’ve got the treble-treble in the cup final and, of course, they want to win 10 in a row, but it will be much harder for them this year.“If Celtic want to win the league or continue to do well, they have to get behind the manager and back him, because he’s proven he’s a good manager. Just keep calm and see what happens in the next three or four months.” 0:29 “Neil Lennon said after the game against Ferencvaros in the Champions League qualifier that some wanted to be elsewhere, and it looked that way on Thursday.” Celtic manager Neil Lennon says his side need to show more fight after they lost 4-1 at home to Sparta Prague in the Europa League John Barnes says his former side Celtic must continue to believe they are the best team in Scotland and urged them to get behind under-fire boss Neil Lennon – Advertisement – Celtic have the chance to respond when they look to bridge the nine-point gap to leaders Rangers away at Motherwell on Sunday – live on Sky Sports Football. Walker believes the game could have huge implications for Lennon and his players.“The game Celtic have on Sunday, against Motherwell at Fir Park, is going to be a huge one for Neil Lennon and all of his players,” he said.Barnes: Celtic must keep faith in LennonFormer Celtic manager John Barnes says his old club must continue to believe they are the best team in Scotland and urged them to get behind under-fire boss Lennon.“Losing matches at a club like Celtic, you will be under pressure, as I know,” he told Sky Sports. No defence for CelticCeltic’s defensive deficiencies lay at the heart of an alarming decline which has seen them win just one of their last six games – and lose three games at home in a row.Their only clean sheet during that time came in Sunday’s 2-0 Scottish Cup semi-final victory over Aberdeen, in the other five games they have conceded 14 goals. Neil Lennon's Celtic have lost two and drew one of their last three games 0:50 – Advertisement – Celtic last six games Sunday 8th November 11:00am Kick off 12:00pm “Celtic’s biggest problem is that they are struggling to defend,” Walker added. “They kept a clean sheet in the cup semi-final against Aberdeen.“But you have to remember they conceded two against Rangers, three in the league against Aberdeen, three against AC Milan, two at Lille in the Europa League and then four against Sparta Prague.“They are struggling for defensive combinations. They started with four at the back on Thursday night, shifted to a three after an hour and seemed to be having a bit of joy as they got back in the game momentarily.“But they aren’t defending well at all. Whatever system Neil Lennon goes to, whether it’s three or four at the back, they struggle to defend basic crossed balls.”last_img read more

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Election 2017: Two Challenge Incumbents for Middletown’s Township Committee

first_imgBy Jay Cook |MIDDLETOWN – It’s been nearly a decade since a Democrat was elected to the Middletown Township Committee but that is not stopping a pair of first-year candidates who are looking to buck the trend as they face off against two GOP incumbents in the Nov. 7 election.Running for their third and fourth terms, respectively, on the township committee are Deputy Mayor Stephanie Murray and Committeeman Tony Fiore, both Republicans. Challenging them are two Democrats new to having their names on a November ballot – Will Hutton, endorsed by the local Democrat organization, and Tricia Maguire, a Democratic Party write-in candidate. All candidates are vying for two open seats on the five-person committee, which comes with a three-year term.Republicans say the crux of their campaign is to continue the fight on a number of local issues important not only to Middletown, but also regionally specific to Monmouth County.Fiore, 40, a senior vice president at Prudential Investments who oversees a national retirement sales division, said one of his key platforms is to limit the amount of affordable housing which could make its way to Middletown in the future.Democratic Party candidate Will Hutton is a retired township employee.According to a presentation by township officials this summer, there are 492 affordable housing units across Middletown’s 41 square miles. Nearly 57 percent of the affordable housing is represented by two senior housing complexes: Conifer Senior Housing and Bayshore Village. Both are located on “the wet side” of Route 36.Fiore said he’d fight if quotas became exorbitant.“Some court may say that we are well under the quota on where we should be and that could have a tremendous impact on development, taxes, and services in Middletown,” he said.Running with Fiore for a third consecutive term is Stephanie Murray, 42, who works for the Borough of West Long Branch as the borough administrator, a position she took this past summer.Murray pointed to the opioid crisis threatening New Jersey, and said she’s been part of a number of township initiatives to lessen the threat locally. The Middletown Municipal Alliance, a drug and alcohol prevention program, is free to residents who use the service. Murray said the program is made available to middle school students with parental consent.“I think it’s a tremendous asset because it really teaches the kids from a young age to be aware of this,” she said, referring to opioid addiction.Regarding more pressing issues concerning residents – the Monmouth County Reliability Project (MCRP) and the Village 35 development – both Republicans commented on the former, yet declined to comment on the latter.Democratic Party candidate Tricia Maguire was boosted onto the ballot by write-in votes.Fiore and Murray were part of the Middletown administration which authorized a shared defense agreement among other towns which would be affected by the MCRP, a 230-kV transmission line along 10 miles of NJ Transit commuter rail line from Aberdeen to Red Bank. Over $100,000 has been spent in that fight.“I think we’re going to be successful because at the end of the day, after our due diligence, I don’t believe that the project is warranted,” Fiore said.Both Republicans said they couldn’t comment on the Village 35 application, a 52-acre commercial complex planned along Route 35 North. Its fate is currently pending before the township’s planning board.Murray did offer a general statement about her views on applications submitted in town.“We’ve entrusted residents to those boards,” she said. “I trust they will make the right decision and I trust the residents when they go to those meetings to make themselves heard.”Democrats running this year share a similar platform – underrepresentation of political diversity on the governing body – which they feel has become a detriment to the township.  Maguire, a 47-year-old small business owner, was added to the ballot after she said she received 153 write-ins from residents. It is her first run at elected office.“When you hold up a mirror, the committee is not really reflective of what our township looks like,” Maguire said, alluding to the all-Republican governing body.One of Maguire’s primary goals, in an effort for transparency, would be to create a “community coalition,” where leaders of advocacy groups from different sections of Middletown can meet regularly to discuss different issues affecting different parts of town.The idea stems from her other platform issue this election: overdevelopment.Maguire pointed to the Village 35 application and the impact it would have on surrounding residents. She believes the process has become overwhelming for many.“No one is negating an individual’s right to develop property if they own it,” Maguire said. “I think the concern is the pace at which it happens and residents feel the developer’s wants are being more elevated than their needs.”The other Democrat running this election season is also focusing on giving residents more of a say in what goes on in town. Hutton, 47, is retired and owns Love and Laughter Productions, a film and broadcasting company. For 26 years, he worked for Middletown as a senior traffic maintenance worker.As a township employee, Hutton said he was in the Bayshore in the wake of Super Storm Sandy, helping repair traffic signals and street signs. That experience has motivated him to look for more funding for homeowners in the Bayshore section of town, so they don’t think about leaving.Still vacant and forlorn properties from the 2012 storm affect everyone, said Hutton. “(Residents) all say they’re from different sections, but if the tax revenue brings more people into the Bayshore, that will bring those home values up.”Regarding Village 35, Hutton said he is “not against any development.” Like his Democrat counterpart, he just wants “responsible development. More input form the community, have their voices heard, and find a response,” he said.Both Hutton and Maguire were critical of the MCRP, doubting its need in a time of renewable energy, and worried about the effect it would have on Middletown residents.Maguire described herself as a “Rager,” a term given to members of the group Residents Against Giant Electric (RAGE) who are fighting the proposal. When asked about the project, Hutton said, “I would say, ‘No. Hell no.’ ”This article was first published in the Oct. 12-19, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Buying puts

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed Ingredients, LLCArguably the Aug. 10 USDA report is the biggest of the year because it provides the first estimated yields for the upcoming harvest. With population estimated counts the highest ever, and ear weight estimates lower than the past two years but still on the high side, the USDA is predicting a 178.4 average national yield.The weather throughout the growing season has been very good for a large percentage of the Corn Belt to this point. Even if there is widespread dry weather throughout the Midwest during the last half of August, I’m not sure how much of a negative impact there would be on yields. On the other hand, I think some timely rains could still have a positive impact on yields going into harvest.That being said, I’m not bearish corn long-term. Even if national yields would climb another 3 bushels per acre, next year’s carryout would still be lower than this year. Plus, corn demand estimates have been increasing too. As along as the expected demand is maintained, I think there is upside potential for corn after the harvest is complete. The upside in the corn market would be magnified if the national yield were to drop going into the end of the year.Bean yield estimates also increased. Demand for old crop was increased as well with this report but with the ongoing trade issues the export demand picture for beans doesn’t look great. To keep bean prices from sliding further, we’ll need either hot and dry weather for the next month or Chinese trade issues will need to be resolved. Even if current yield estimates are accurate and the trade issues were resolved overnight, prices over $10 may prove to be difficult.Long-time followers know I’m usually not a fan of buying puts. I just don’t like putting protections in place well below wherever current prices may happen to be. If I’m concerned prices are going lower, it usually makes more sense for me to just sell, instead of paying money for protection and the right of hoping for a rally.Sill, sometimes you have to break your own rules. I was worried corn yield estimates on the August report could exceed market estimates. So on 7/31/18 when Sep corn futures were $3.70, I did the following 2 trades at the same time:I bought Sep $3.60 puts to cover 50% of my 2018 production for 4 centsI sold a March $3.90 call for 24.5 cents on 10% of my 2018 production.Basically, I bought 5 – Sep puts for every 1 – March call I sold.After commissions, I was able to net just over a 1 cent premium between the 2 trades. What Does This Mean?These trades, along with all of my other positions already in place provide me with good protection for any outcome of the August USDA report.With a Bullish Report – I only have to sell 10% of my production for slightly below $4 pending where prices are in late February.Under a Bearish Report – I’m protected at only 10 cents below what the market was trading for the day I made the trade until August 24th two weeks after the report.In a Sideways Report – All of my other trades that I have already working likely would put additional money in my “pot of premium” to add to my sales prices later.There is a chance that both trades could actually get hit. Prices could tumble in the next 2 weeks and I could have the puts make money or get exercised and then after harvest the market could rally high enough that my March calls also get exercised. Before the report and now after, I would be happy with that outcome knowing what I know today.Why Did You Place These Trades?I wanted some protection in place if there was a corn market free-fall through August after the USDA report. On 7/31, much of the data I was looking at indicated yields could be higher than the trade was expecting. Plus, for the last few years corn’s low for the year has been around the end of August.If the USDA would stun the trade with lower than predicted yields, this trade would only cap me at having to sell grain at $3.90 on March futures.If the USDA provided a neutral report, corn prices would likely remain sideways for the next few weeks. I have several trades in place already that would allow me to capitalize on this market situation. So in my mind I didn’t really see any downside to the outcome of the report.After placing the trades above and before the report, several farmers asked me what I wanted the report to say. I told them it didn’t really matter, because I had safeguards and opportunities put into place for all possible scenarios, so I would be comfortable with any outcome. And generally, that’s my preferred approach to my grain marketing strategy. Like all farmers I want prices to rally obviously, but I’m also prepared if prices don’t rally and am comfortable with that outcome too. Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. He can be contacted at [email protected]last_img read more

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Irving, Brown help Celtics rally for 15th straight win

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Brand new era begins at NXT TakeOver: War Games UP NEXTCeltics: At Dallas on Monday night.Hawks: At San Antonio on Monday night. In 31 minutes, Irving made 10 of 12 shots, including five 3-pointers, and hit all five of his free throws.Irving, frustrated that the mask was affecting his peripheral vision two nights ago, took it off to help Boston beat defending NBA champion Golden State by four points. He scored 16 points, but was just 4 for 16 from the field.“I could see just a little bit more of the crowd tonight,” Irving said. “The eye holes were a little bit bigger. The basket looked a little bit better. I was told to kind of keep it on, so it was a better fit.”The Celtics lead NBA in scoring defense, but they gave up 35 points in the first quarter and trailed by 15 entering the second.“I think the biggest thing is that we can’t keep digging these holes,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said. “We need to put an emphasis on playing with pace and getting the ball to the other side of the floor.”Atlanta used a 16-0 run in the first to take a 15-point lead. But fueled by Marcus Smart and other reserves, Boston pulled within four twice in the second and cut the lead to six in the closing minutes on Brown’s 3.Marcus Morris and Jayson Tatum each had 14 points for Boston. John Collins scored 18 and Taurean Prince added 14 for AtlantaTIP-INSCeltics: Tatum was scoreless until he stole the ball and dunked to cut the lead to four in the third. The 19-year-old former Duke standout followed with an acrobatic, one-handed dunk on a fast break to make it 75-72 and had another dunk to put Boston up 78-77 near the end of the period. Tatum had all 14 of his points in the third.Hawks: Prince is developing into a solid option on offense, spinning for a layup against Shane Larkin and floating a soft assist on Collins’ dunk that put Atlanta up 84-82. But Prince has a substandard reputation as a defender, and coach Mike Budenholzer gave him an earful after calling timeout in the third. Prince had just missed an assignment that left Brown open to hit the big 3 from the left corner. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Read Next Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving, left dribbles against Atlanta Hawks’ Dennis Schroder, of Germany, in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Boston won 110-99. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA — Kyrie Irving appreciates what he calls “the innocence of the game” during Boston’s 15-game winning streak.In his first season with the Celtics after demanding a trade from Cleveland, Irving is enjoying the torrid start because everything feels so new.ADVERTISEMENT “I still feel like we can make some big things happen this season,” Schroder said. “We just have to stay together as a team.”The Celtics erased a 16-point deficit to take their first lead on Brown’s 3-pointer midway through the third. It marked Boston’s fourth win when trailing by at least 16 during the streak.It’s been a tough week for Brown, a 21-year-old whose best friend Trevin Steede passed away this week in metro Atlanta. Brown and Streede went to Wheeler High School together in nearby Marietta. He spoke publicly about Steede a couple of days ago and skipped talking to reporters after beating the Hawks.“He’s not alone,” Irving said. “That’s the spirit in the truest form. (Brown) may not say much but he knows we’re all here for him.”Irving, playing with a protective mask to protect a minor facial fracture, ended the game with a right-handed finger-roll layup, delighting a few thousand Boston fans who were chanting “MVP! MVP!” in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Most of us have never been on a winning streak like this,” he said. “I don’t know if we even know how to pay attention to all the hoopla that goes on in terms of the excitement of it. I just think that every single game we take it as a challenge.”Irving scored 30 points, Jaylen Brown added a career-high 27 and the Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks 110-99 on Saturday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAt 15-2, Boston leads the NBA and has matched the best start in franchise history through 17 games. The winning streak is the club’s fifth-longest, four behind the 2008-09 team that set the franchise mark.Dennis Schroder had 23 points, and Kent Bazemore added 19 for Atlanta. The Hawks are an Eastern Conference-worst 3-13, but they still had plenty of adrenaline following a 46-point victory over Sacramento — the biggest in franchise history — two nights ago. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more

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10 months agoCrystal Palace striker Ayew delighted to be off mark for Wolves win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace striker Ayew delighted to be off mark for Wolves winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew was delighted to get his first goal for the club in victory over Wolves.The result was capped by a late penalty from Luka Milivojevic in a 2-0 win.Ayew said, “It’s a big win and good for our confidence after losing at home, it was important for us to bounce back and improve our league position so congratulations to all the lads.“I’m pleased for myself, my family, for our fans and my fans in Ghana and I would like to thank the coach for giving me the opportunity. I was waiting for this moment and now it has come at the start of the New Year means new things, positives and three points so it’s good.”The striker produced a fine touch to control Patrick van Aanholt’s shot on goal before making no mistake to beat Wolves ‘keeper Rui Patrício to break the deadlock. “It is important to be opportunist, making things happen and scoring goals, this is what I try and do and luckily today I was successful. I thank God and will just keep on working hard.” last_img read more

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