Golden State net NBA record 16 straight

first_imgOAKLAND, California (AP):The defending champions, Golden State Warriors, set the record for best start in NBA history at 16-0, as Stephen Curry had 24 points and nine assists in a 111-77 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.With their coach sidelined, the Warriors surpassed the 15-0 starts by the Washington Capitols of 1948-49 and 1993-94 Houston Rockets.Confetti streamed down when the final buzzer sounded, but Golden State’s players barely celebrated.”It’s a special accomplishment anytime you can do something that hasn’t been done before,” Curry said. “It’s not going to be total dominance for 82 games.”Draymond Green added 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Warriors extended their team-record home-winning streak to 27 games, with coach Steve Kerr watching from behind the scenes while recovering from complications following two back surgeries.Kobe Bryant shot one of 14 for just four points, matching the worst-shooting performance of his career in a game where he had at least one basket. The Lakers dropped to 2-12 with the second-worst record in the NBA.Elsewhere, Indiana made a club record 19 3-pointers in a 123-106 win over Washington, the Los Angeles Clippers ended a three-game losing streak with a 111-94 victory over Denver and Atlanta routed Boston 121-97.In other games, Mike Conley scored 21 points and Jeff Green added 19 to lead seven Memphis players in double figures in the Grizzlies’ 110-96 win over Dallas. Marc Gasol had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Memphis, which won their fifth in the last six games.Chicago’s Jimmy Butler scored 22 points and Derrick Rose added 17 in his return to the line-up as the Bulls held off Portland 93-88. Rose had missed two games with a left ankle injury.last_img read more

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Golf roundup: Woods’ path to title looks easier

first_imgRose’s par putt dropped on the last turn, however, keeping the lead and momentum on his side. Mickelson felt he had no choice to go after what he called a “carnival” pin on the 16th, and it went a 3 yards too far and off a shelf, leading to bogey. Rose closed him out with a birdie on the 17th to win 3and1. “It looked like all I had to do was make par and the match would be even,” Mickelson said. “That hurt the most.” Charles Howell III, who defeated Mickelson in the three-hole playoff at Riviera Country Club, defeated 13th seed Sergio Garcia 4 and 3. The 45th-seeded Howell next faces 36th seed Rose. Mickelson’s up-and-down West Coast Swing that included last week’s playoff loss at the Nissan Open came to a stunning end with an incredible up-and-down by Justin Rose. Lefty figured the match would be all square going to the par-3 16th tee after Rose, who was 1-up, hit into the desert brush and had to chip out backward to the fairway, hitting his third shot 30 feet short of the flag. Tiger Woods had an easy time advancing Thursday at the Accenture Match Play Championship. And with Jim Furyk, Phil Mickelson and the other top seeds no longer around, his road to an eighth straight PGATour victory started looking easier, too. Woods was 5-up through sixholes and never seriously challenged by Tim Clark, the South African recovering from a neck injury and playing his first tournament of the year. The result was a 5-and-4 victory, the shortest match of the second round outside of Tucson, Ariz. center_img Chad Campbell pulled off a valiant rally against Furyk, making an 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to go overtime, then two-putting from 50 feet for birdie to win in 19 holes. That left Woods, the No. 1 seed, as the only player among the top eight seeds still around. But all he had to was look at his third-round match today to realize how far he has to go. Next up is Nick O’Hern, a short but straight-hitting Australian who beat Woods two years ago at La Costa. “I’m sure he will obviously take positive vibes from what he did the last time we played,” Woods said. Woods is among five players who have yet to trail over twodays at The Gallery. The others are O’Hern, David Toms, Ian Poulter and Stephen Ames, who staved off a birdie-birdie finish by Vijay Singh and beat the Fijian in 19 holes. South of the border: Fred Funk, who had entered both the Champions Tour event in Florida and the PGA Tour Mayakoba Golf Classic in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, probably was glad he did the latter after he birdied five of his first seven holes and finished with an 8-under 62 to lead after the first round. Under the radar: Without much fanfare or a single sponsor on her cap, 18-year-old rookie Angela Park shot a 6-under 66 in windy conditions to take the early lead in the first round of the LPGA Tour’s Fields Open in Kapolei, Hawaii. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Paul Pogba latest: Agent puts Chelsea and Manchester United on red alert

first_imgChelsea and Manchester United have been put on red alert after Paul Pogba’s agent revealed he could leave Juventus this summer.The France international has been heavily linked with a move away from the Serie A champions for several months now, with Real Madrid reportedly preparing a world record bid.Chelsea and Manchester United are also both admirers of the 21-year-old, who has scored eight goals in 28 appearances this season.All three clubs have now been given a huge boost after his agent, Mino Raiola, admitted his client may leave Juventus in the summer.“He wants to make his mark on football history and he is already doing that,” Raiola told Telefoot.“Not a single player at the age of 21 has shown the world what he can do: lead a team in the palm of his hand.“Pogba, he has done it already. His future? He could join any team. If the right time comes this summer, then it will happen.“If it is not the right time, he could stay for another year or two. He will beat the transfer record. If there is one Mona Lisa in the world, and she is for sale, it will be a record price.” Paul Pogba 1last_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Killybegs company seeks part-time stores/sales person

first_imgJOB VACANCY: A Killybegs company is seeking to recruit a new staff member to join their dynamic, innovative and hardworking team.Management of the family-run sales and services business are currently taking applications for a store/sales person.Role requirements: Experience in a similar role is an advantage but not essential.Minimum Leaving Certification or equivalent required.Good numeracy skills are essential.A good attitude and willingness to learn are the key factors Good written English communication skills are an essential part of the job as a large proportion of the work employs email.Those interested in applying for this position should send their CV in strictest confidence to: Stewart & MacLochlainn, Chartered Accountants, Portland House, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal or Email: sandmacl@indigo.ie. (Ref: CGM)Closing date for applications is Friday, 3rd March, 2017.Job Vacancy: Killybegs company seeks part-time stores/sales person was last modified: February 20th, 2017 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)last_img read more

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SHANE CONNOLLY CAR SALES NEW DRIVING FORCE BEHIND MAC CUMHAILLS

first_imgShane Connolly Car Sales is the new driving force behind Mac Cumhaills senior football.Shane in association with Carzone.ie sponsored two sets of jerseys which will contribute immensely to preparing the teams for the coming season.“The club relies on the many good people like Shane to fund and prepare our teams and we are most grateful that he has supported the club once again with such a generous gesture,” said a spokesman. “We’d like to thank Shane once again and wish him all the success for the future.”  SHANE CONNOLLY CAR SALES NEW DRIVING FORCE BEHIND MAC CUMHAILLS was last modified: February 28th, 2015 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:Mac Cumhaillsshane connollushane connolly carssponsorlast_img read more

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BOXING: DONEGAL BOXER TO FIGHT FOR SCOTTISH LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE THIS WEEKEND

first_imgBOXING: Donegal pugilist Shaun Mc Shane will fight for the Scottish Lightweight Title this Friday night.Mc Shane faces a formidable opponent in the form of Eddie Doyle, in what promises to be an intriguing tussle between two fighters renowned for their ability to never back down. In Scotland, Boxing experts are predicted that the fight has all the ingredients to be a cracker, and with a title up for grabs – it could be a war.Mc Shane only turned professional a few years ago, but his massive desire and hunger has won him an army of fight fans in Scotland.The connection between Donegal and Glasgow is huge, and Mc Shane will bring a healthy crowd of followers to Ravenscraig, Motherwell on Friday night.Mc Shane told Donegal Daily, “I can’t wait for the fight, it’s obviously massive that there’s a title on the line for me, and I want it bad. “I’ve trained hard like I always do for everyone of my fights, but this is a little different because obviously there’s the carrot of a Scottish Lightweight Title for the winner.“Eddie Doyle is a great boxer, it won’t be easy, but I’ve prepared well and feel that I have the tools and game-plan to execute a win.“I’ve had a good camp, and I just can’t wait for the fight now, there’s a big crowd coming from home and they’ll be a big gang from Glasgow travelling to so hopefully I’ll give them something to cheer on Friday night.”BOXING: DONEGAL BOXER TO FIGHT FOR SCOTTISH LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE THIS WEEKEND was last modified: March 1st, 2016 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:boxingnewsShaun McShaneSportlast_img read more

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Story: Miers benefited from land deal in Texas

first_imgWASHINGTON – Texas officials paid Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers’ family more than $100,000 for a small piece of land in 2000 – 10 times the land’s worth – despite the state’s objections to the way the price was determined, Knight Ridder Newspapers reported Saturday. The three-member committee that determined the price included Peggy Lundy, a friend of Miers, and property-rights activist Cathie Adams, Knight Ridder reported. They were appointed to the panel by state District Judge David Evans, who had received at least $5,000 in campaign contributions from Miers’ law firm. The land in question was part of a parcel in west Dallas owned by Miers’ mother, Sally; Harriet Miers had the authority to represent her mother’s interests. Texas needed the northeast corner of the parcel to build an interstate highway off-ramp. According to Knight Ridder, the land – which was part of a large Superfund pollution cleanup site – was valued at less than 30 cents a square foot. But the panel recommended paying nearly $5 a square foot for it. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The price was later reduced from $106,915 to $80,915, but Miers has yet to return the $26,000 difference to the state, said the story by Jack Douglas Jr. and Stephen Henderson. “Nothing indicates that Miers sought out the judge or engineered the appointments to the panel, but there’s also no indication that she reported the potential conflicts of interest in the case or tried to avoid them,” the story said. It quoted an unidentified White House spokesperson as saying that Miers considers the case a “straightforward condemnation matter” and did not know the details of her law firm’s donations to Evans. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Scientists Bemoan Research Fraud

first_imgA commentary entitled “Repairing research integrity” published in Nature June 181 struck a nerve.  Three letters to the editor in the July 31 issue said the problem is worse than Titus, Wells and Rhoades indicated when they said many issues of research fraud go unreported, and suggested principles to fix the problem.    The letters to the editor were disturbing.  Two Brazilian researchers said fraud is widespread in their country: “If misconduct allegations are ever filed, official statements are usually vague and investigations can take several years,” they said.  “Whistle-blowers are typically frowned upon by their colleagues and officials at their institutions.”    A Croatian letter-writer said that integrity is more common in America than elsewhere.  “Take Europe, where – apart from in Scandinavia, Germany, the United Kingdom and, to some degree, France – little or no regulation exists to control scientific misconduct.  Individual cases of fraud can therefore be more easily hidden and may be far more common than in countries with established standards.”    A letter by two Americans was perhaps the most disturbing.  They opined that dishonesty is endemic from the top down: “The academic and financial rewards of calculated, cautious dishonesty on the part of some scientific leaders are, we believe, all too apparent to the junior scientists they supervise,” they said.  “No amount of tutoring, stricter supervision or courses in research ethics will fix this problem.”    Maybe scientists need a little fear of God.1.  Titus, Wells and Rhoades, “Repairing research integrity,” Nature 453, 980-982 (19 June 2008) | doi:10.1038/453980a.Remember, this is the culture announcing to you that Darwinism is a fact of science.  Tell us, Mr. Darwin, where integrity evolved from.  Science needs Biblical morality whether it acknowledges it or not.  Let him who is without sin cast the first stone at the despised outcast accused of prostituting science with religion.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Obvious Things Scientists Are “Discovering”

first_imgDo we really need scientists to tell us the obvious?On the one hand, but on the other:  Medical Xpress wrote in a bold headline, “Some see work as a calling, others say it’s just a job.”  Maybe a team at University of Michigan was bored with nothing to do when they decided to research that.  Perhaps some on the team saw it as a calling.  Maybe to others on the team it was just a job.  Hypothesis proved!Good workers work better:  “Conscientious people more likely to provide good customer service.”  That’s the headline on Medical Xpress.  Psychologists figured this out.  The body of the article doesn’t add any surprises.Gamblers like money:  With all the authority of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Science Now tells us, “Gamblers More Attracted to Money Than Sex.”  Maybe that’s true if a scientist measures the amount of time spent on each.  In the study by Netherlands psychologists, participants were asked the technical question, “Do you gamble a lot?”  Unsurprisingly, the psychiatrist’s bible, the DSM-5, came into the story (see 5/10/13).Illegitimacy is illegitimate:  Stephanie Pappas was apparently rushing to press with a hot news scoop when she informed Live Science readers that “Bisexuality Seen by Some As Illegitimate, Study Finds.”  Actually, that article and another on Science Daily, “Who Counts as a Man, Who Counts as a Woman” were worded in ways that put traditional heterosexual monogamous couples on the defensive, as if some mental disorder prohibits them from understanding the normalcy of promiscuity and gender confusion.  Why else would they get uptight when a man enters a women’s bathroom?  Since conservatives (advocates of traditional values) obviously suffer from hoarding “stigmas,” maybe they need a little re-education.  Pappas said, “Even though science has made strides in finally accepting bisexuality, public opinion still hasn’t entirely caught up.”  This wording appropriates the authority of “science” to immorality, and visualizes the race to the bottom of the slippery slope as progress.  Another Live Science article presented “pansexuality” – sex with anybody, regardless of sex or gender identity – as a new category of “sexual orientation.”  Elizabeth Palermo wrote very matter-of-factly about this phenomenon.  A photo of happy-looking whatevers opens the article.  Mustn’t be judgmental; after all, this is live science.  Can necrophilia and bestiality be far behind?  Will Live “Science” draw the line at polygamy?  or at pedophilia?  On what evolutionary basis?Don’t wag your head too hard as you read these articles.  You might hit something. (Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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