Grizzlies overcome LeBron James’ triple double, dent Lakers’ playoff hopes

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I was very pleased with the effort and the togetherness of our group,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “I thought we got back to what we were doing earlier in the season. Unfortunately, we didn’t make enough plays.”Joakim Noah had 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Avery Bradley scored 15 points for Memphis, which ended a four-game skid.Memphis led 105-98 with 1:42 left, but a 3-pointer from Kuzma and layup from James pulled the Lakers within 105-103 with a minute left.Conley converted 3 of 4 free throws down the stretch, and one Lakers possession ended with an offensive foul on James. An airball on a 3-point attempt by James with 16 seconds left gave the Grizzlies the ball with a 108-103 lead.Bradley made a pair of free throws with nine seconds left to provide the winning margin.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? It was the first time that Valanciunas had been a part of a win at FedExForum since joining the team at the trade deadline.“It felt really good and was really needed,” the 7-foot center said. “It’s fun to play with this group.”TIP-INSLakers: G Lonzo Ball missed his 12th straight game with a left ankle sprain. … With an assist in the first quarter, James moved past Andre Miller for 10th place in NBA history. James entered the game tied with Miller with 8,524 assists. … Los Angeles shot 70 percent (14 of 20) in the first quarter, but trailed 34-31. For the game, the Lakers shot 45 percent. … James had 10 points in the fourth. … Ingram was 12 of 18 from the field, including all three of his 3-pointers.Grizzlies: Coach J.B. Bickerstaff said before the game there was no medical update on F Jaren Jackson Jr. (right thigh bruise) or timetable for his return. … He also had no update on Kyle Anderson, who missed his 10th straight game with right shoulder soreness. Anderson sought a third opinion on the injury last week. … Bradley was helped to the locker room with 2:22 left in the third quarter when he rolled his ankle in front of the Grizzlies bench after trying to block Kuzma’s shot. He returned in the fourth quarter.HAPPY BIRTHDAYNoah, the Grizzlies’ reserve center, turned 34 on Monday.“I’m really happy that we got the win,” Noah said. “I got my people in the building too. And, you know, that’s what it’s all about — playing against the best players, beating the Lakers, competing, winning and just coming back to the locker room happy.”ONE OF A KINDNoah has brought a new energy to the Grizzlies. Asked if he had played with anyone as intense as Noah, Valanciunas replied: “Uh, no. I’ve never played with a guy like this. I’m happy to be part of that.” Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UP NEXTLakers: Host New Orleans on Wednesday.Grizzlies: Host Chicago on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifyingcenter_img Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The loss to the Grizzlies, in next-to-last place in the West, came two days after the Lakers lost 128-115 to the Pelicans in New Orleans. That game had James wondering if his teammates’ lack of experience in the playoff hunt had them prepared for the pressure and grind of trying to reach the postseason.This time, James, who finished with 24 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, couched his comments with optimism, saying it is up to him and his teammates to continue their push.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Just to stay positive and keep knocking on the door,” James said when asked about improving through the final stretch of the regular season. “I feel like if we play like we did (Monday), then we’ve got to continue that consistent effort to get us over this hump while we make this push.”Kyle Kuzma finished with 22 for Los Angeles, which is tied with Minnesota in 10th place in the Western Conference — three games out of the final playoff spot occupied by San Antonio. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley (0)in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Lakers got a triple-double from LeBron James and 32 points from Brandon Ingram but still suffered another dent to their playoff hopes.Mike Conley had 30 points including key free throws in the final minute, Jonas Valanciunas finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat Los Angeles 110-105 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT DeMarcus Cousins snaps out of frustrating slump, carries Warriors past Hornets View commentslast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS ON CELTIC NAIL BOMB NUT….BULLET SENT TO CARDINAL

first_imgSCOTS cops hunting the nail bomber behind bids to kill Celtic manager Neil Lennon have revealed that bigots also sent a bullet to the leader of Scotland’s Catholics.The bullet was sent to Cardinal Kenneth O’Brien before the Pope’s visit to Scotland last year.The latest developments will send further shockwaves through Scotland – with widespread condemnation of attempts to kill Lennon, a lawyer and an MSP. BREAKING NEWS ON CELTIC NAIL BOMB NUT….BULLET SENT TO CARDINAL was last modified: April 21st, 2011 by gregShare 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:CelticKenneth O’BrienPopelast_img read more

Photo library: Business and industry 15

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Business & Industry contact sheet (1.8MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. Here a worker adjusts a machine which extrudes plastic and rubber components.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. Here a worker trims a plastic component.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. Here a worker operates a machine which extrudes rubber car mats.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. Here car headrests are being sewn together.Photo: Rodger Bosch,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. The car headrests will be filled with expanding foam that gives them their shape.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. The car headrests will be filled with expanding foam that gives them their shape.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. A sheet of laminated carpeting material is heated up, then put into a press, which compresses and shapes it to the shape of the floor of the car into which it will be fitted. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. A sheet of laminated carpeting material is heated up, then put into a press, which compresses and shapes it to the shape of the floor of the car into which it will be fitted. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image EEastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. A sheet of laminated carpeting material is heated up, then put into a press, which compresses and shapes it to the shape of the floor of the car into which it will be fitted. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageBUSINESS AND INDUSTRY 15: {loadposition business}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

SA launches new companies commission

first_img20 April 2011 The new Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, and the new Companies Act that it takes charge of, will simplify company registration and modernise business administration in South Africa, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Launching the new commission in Midrand, Johannesburg on Monday, Davies said it would guide the implementation of South Africa’s new Companies Act, which comes into effect in May. “I’m satisfied that the commission is in a state of readiness,” Davies said. “When we bring into force this legislation, we will be bringing to South Africans top notch legislation.” “We need to move from where we are in the interest of good governance, and this piece of legislation will help us in this regard,” the minister said, adding: “As we implement, we will sort out any problems that may arise. We will learn by doing.” With significantly expanded functions and powers, the new commission will combine the functions of the Office of Companies and Intellectual Property Enforcement (OCIPE) and Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office (Cipro). Administrative functions currently assigned to the minister under the Companies Act are to be placed within the jurisdiction of the commission, which will act as an autonomous statutory body outside the public service. The Act also introduces a number of new responsibilities, which Cipro currently does not perform, but will be performed by the new commission. These include pro-active enforcement measures by way of compliance notices served on defaulting companies, investigations of all complaints and contraventions of the Act, and investigating the affairs of companies. Davies rejected criticism that the new commission would be Cipro, just under a new name. “Our intention is to actually ease processes, so it won’t be business as usual. We are aware that there will be challenges at first, but what we can assure businesspeople is that things will be totally different from now on.” The process of reorganising Cipro and retraining staff had taken more than a year of intensive work, according to the department’s deputy director-general, Zodwa Ntuli. The department’s former deputy director-general, Astrid Ludin, has been appointed to lead the commission and will be assisted by several deputy commissioners. Ludin said: “The challenge for the commission will be to make sure that we have systems in place that will ensure that we deliver on the simplicity that we promise to companies. Together, we will work hard to achieve an institution that will be a vehicle for business enterprises in this country.” Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

South African local elections date set

first_img12 April 2016The next local government elections will take place on 3 August 2016.The minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs would follow the necessary legal procedure to proclaim the date and fulfil other requirements needed, the Presidency said yesterday in announcing the date.All South Africans who are eligible to vote, in particular young people over the age of 18 who will vote for the first time, are urged to register on the voters’ roll during the voter registration weekend.People can still go to their local Electoral Commission office to register and check their details on the voters’ roll. Click here to find an office near you. Voter registration will close when the date of the election is officially published in the Government Gazette.Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

Brand South Africa calls for entry for the Cape Town International Film Market Festival “Most Patriotic South African Arts Ambassador” Award

first_imgBrand South Africa calls for entry for the Cape Town International Film Market Festival “Most Patriotic South African Arts Ambassador” AwardJohannesburg, Friday 07 September 2018 – Brand South Africa has partnered with the Cape Town International Film Market Festival (CTIFMF), to strategically uncap the creative industries as an imperative contributor to the Nation Brand image and competitiveness.The South African film industry has had a positive economic impact on the economy, this as articulated by The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) in its 2017 second Economic Impact Assessment study. The film industry in South Africa had R5.4 billion contributions to the GDP, compared to the R3.5 Billion in 2013. In total, the operations of the film industry in South Africa raised the level of production by approximately R12.2 billion, an overall positive impact.The CTIFMF is an annual celebration of filmmaking, culture and the business of film. Positioned to become Africa’s premier film industry platform, the CTIFMF draws attendees and media coverage from more than 80 countries. The 2018 edition of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival will take place from the 9th – 19th October 2018 at venues across the iconic V & A Waterfront, welcoming diverse and exciting attendees from all over the world.Speaking on this opportunity Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Marketing, Ms Sithembile Ntombela said; “Brand South Africa has identified an opportunity to utilise the Film Festival as a platform to promote Nation Brand pride and patriotism. It is, for this reason, we created the “Most Patriotic South African Arts Ambassador” award category, this is surely a unique one for the film industry and the country”.The CTIFMF is aligned to Brand South Africa’s mission to build individual alignment to the Nation Brand in South Africa, and pride and patriotism amongst South Africans.  A perfect catalyst in identifying young creatives as an innovator and a pioneer in the transformation of the creative industries that also positively tell the South African extraordinary narrative.“The award was specially created because we understand the broad impact that leading arts personalities have on the development of a Nation’s Brand We, therefore, call on our young creatives to enter for the award, the winner of the award becomes a marketable asset for Brand South Africa to engage with even after the CTIFMF”, adds Ms Ntombela.Call for entry date open:Open till Sunday, 16 September 2018, The three nominees with the most votes will be selected as finalists. Voting for the winner will take place via a Facebook Poll from 17 – 28 September and the winner will be announced and handed an award at the Festival’s closing Night Awards Ceremony on 19 October.Criteria for the award:The nominees must be SA citizens.Their genre of arts is not limited to that of the filmmaking industry.Nominees may be musicians, dancers, writers/authors etc.Nominees must have tangibly promoted South Africa through either their work, social media, endorsements, interviews or project support.The nominees must reflect the values of Ubuntu and nation-building.The nominees must be internationally recognised, and either perform, be published or work outside of South Africa (an added benefit).The nominee must have no criminal record or pending criminal charges.Where to enter:Nominations to be sent to the Cape Town International Film Market Festival  Facebook page: https://web.facebook.com/filmfestival.capetown/For Interview request or more information kindly contact;Ntombi Ntanzi,Email: ntombin@brandsouthafrica.comT: +27 (0) 11 712-5000  Direct: +27 (0) 11 712 5071last_img read more

PAOK hold off Valencia to stay alive

first_imgPAOK Thessaloniki restored its chances of qualifying to the eighthfinals by holding off the visiting Valencia Basket 75-72 on Wednesday. Both teams now hold 2-3 record in Group I, with PAOK visiting Limoges CSP in the final round while Valencia, which suffered its third consecutive loss after starting the season with 12 wins in a row, hosts EWE Baskets Oldenburg next week. PAOK led for most of the night, thanks to a 16-2 run that bridged first and second quarters. But the hosts’ lead was never bigger than 8 points, 56-48 in the third. Valencia rallied in the fourth, and game was tied at 66-66, but Will Hatcher hit a key three-pointer, then sealed the deal from the foul line to secure victory for PAOK. Hatcher finished with 18 points, and Sofoklis Schortsanitis had 10 in victory. Apollon Tsochlas and Uros Duvnjak each chipped in with 9 for PAOK. Valencia had Guillem Vives scored 19, and Bojan Dubljevic had 12 points in defeat.Back-to-back threes from Rafa Martinez and Justin Hamilton got Valencia to 2-8 lead. The same two players each scored from closer range, before John Shurna hit another triple to make it 10-17. But Tsochlas hit from downtown for PAOK, he added a put-back, too, before Vangelis Margaritas tied it at 19-19 at the end of the first quarter. The hosts continued its run in the second, scoring first seven points, run capped by Kostas Kakaroudis triple that opened 26-19. Valencia needed more than 3 minutes in the second quarter to score, when Antoine Diot hit from long range to snap a 16-2 spurt. Hamilton also hit from long range for the visitors, and Jon Stefansson made a fastbreak layup to close within 31-27, but Hatcher and Tsochlas knocked down shots from long range to extend the margin to 8 points, before Martinez made it 39-33 at halftime.At the start of the third quarter, Vives and Vladimir Lucic combined to score 12 points, including each burying a triple, to get Valencia within 46-45. Schortsanitis kept PAOK in front scoring 6 points of his during that span, before Dubljevic nailed one from long range to tie it at 48-48. But the hosts replied with a triple from Duvnjak, and a put-back from Nikola Markovic, before a three-pointer from Hatcher restored 56-48 lead, and forced a Valencia timeout. Dubljevic and Diot halved the deficit, and Shurna hit a triple before the end of the third to make it 58-55. Baskets were few and far between in the fourth, with both teams scoring from the foul line before Stefansson made it 62-58. Milenko Tepic hit a jumper for PAOK, but Dubljevic nailed a three-pointer and Vives made a basket to tie at 64-64. After Markovic and Dubljevic traded baskets, neither team scored a field goal for almost 3 minutes before Hatcher nailed a three-pointer to open 70-66 with 76 seconds to go. Vives twice made a pair of free throws, and Tsochlas split his in between, as PAOK had 71-70 with 13.8 seconds left. But in the remaining time, Hatcher made 4 of 4 from the foul line, with Vives hitting his two free throws, too. Valencia had 4 seconds to send the game into overtime, but Hamilton’s three-pointer was way off mark as PAOK prevailed.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

KATHERINE MCNAMARA AND HARRY SHUM JR GIVE SHADOWHUNTERS FANS A NEW NAME

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement It’s a good day to be a Shadowhunters fan.When nominations for the E! People’s Choice Awards were announced this year, the show was nominated in just one category, as the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show of 2018. Fans then rallied and through write-ins, they managed to get the show and its stars nominated in four other categories, including the Show of 2018, the Bingeworthy Show of 2018, Katherine McNamara as Female TV Star of 2018, and Harry Shum Jr. as Male TV Star of 2018.That’s somewhat insane, and both Shum and McNamara are fully aware of how dedicated their fandom has been. The stars hit the E! Red Carpet ahead of the show tonight and opened up to Giuliana Rancic about how it felt to get that recognition from the fans. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

The VOD360 study from Médiamétrie has shown that o

first_imgThe VOD360 study from Médiamétrie has shown that over the last twelve months only 20% of French viewers claimed to have used an SVOD service at least once.The study, which was conducted online from 27 December 2017 to 15 January 2018, shows that SVOD use among the 4,130 web users aged six and over is markedly lower than its counterparts in other territories such as the UK and US.This tallies with a recent Digital TV Research poll that found consumers in France were by far the least likely to have an SVOD subscription among 14 territories questioned. That report claimed France “continues to resist” subscription on-demand.The Médiamétre study showed two out of five (37%) of French internet users have said that they used a VOD or SVOD service to date. This is an 11% uptick to 2016, but is still a relatively low number.When it comes to spontaneously naming a VOD or SVOD service, 37% of those surveyed could do so.For VOD rental, 13% of the population indicated they has rented at least one video in the past 12 months, 2% higher than 2016.Only 8% of French internet users indicated that they has already purchased a VOD service.Among the top ten most followed SVOD series, there is a notable demand for American series, despite a desire by those surveyed to see more shows made in France. Fifty-six per cent of respondents said it was important for them to have an SVOD catalogue that contained French productions of films and series.last_img read more

Lithuanian public broadcaster LRT has named Monika

first_imgLithuanian public broadcaster LRT has named Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė as its new CEO.Monika Garbačiauskaitė-BudrienėGarbačiauskaitė-Budriené was appointed by the LRT Council for a five-year term from a field of 11 candidates. She replaces Audrius Siaurusevičius, who has headed the broadcaster for two consecutive terms and reportedly had wanted to continue in his role.Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė, a journalist, was editor-in-chief of Lithuania’s biggest news website DELFI between 2000-2017. Previously she worked as a reporter and columnist for a variety of Lithuanian media organisations and also worked as editor of the weekly youth programme on Vilnius radio.Her priority at LRT will be to better integrate content across various platforms.Last month public broadcasters organization the EBU expressed concern about increasing political pressure being placed on LRT after the Lithuanian Parliament established an ad hoc investigative commission to look at the management, financial and economic activities of the broadcaster. EBU Director General Noel Curran wrote to the speaker of the Lithuanian Parliament Viktoras Pranckaitis, the Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and the President of the Republic Dalia Grybauskaitė to express concern about the pressure being placed on the broadcaster, calling for any appraisal of its operations to be carried out by a specialised professional body such its Supervisory Council or the national state audit board.last_img read more