Portland’s CJ McCollum joins the 50-point club

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew McCollum’s feat came a day after James Harden had 60 in a triple-double that led the Rockets over the Orlando Magic, 114-107.It also helped the Blazers (29-22) to their fourth straight overall victory (the first four-game winning streak of the season) and eighth straight win at home. Portland rests in sixth place in the Western Conference and appears poised to make a second-half push for playoff position.It was clear McCollum was on his game from the start. He scored a franchise-record 28 points in the first quarter alone — besting Lillard’s previous record by a basket — including four 3-pointers. It was the most points scored in a quarter in the league this season.He punctuated the first half with a dunk, finishing the half with 32 points as the Blazers went into the break with a 67-44 lead.“Once he hit a couple of those tough ones, I was like, I mean I recognize that feeling and I saw the rhythm that he was playing with. At that point, it was just my job to make sure he got the ball in his hands as many times as possible,” Lillard said.After he sat down at the end of the third quarter, McCollum smiled when the crowd chanted his name.“I was thinking, I hope I don’t have to go back in,” McCollum said. “That means we’re not playing the way we should be playing. There was a lot of love tonight, and I appreciate it.”McCollum joined an elite group of 50-point Blazers: Lillard, Damon Stoudamire, Brandon Roy, Andre Miller, Clyde Drexler and Geoff Petrie.But what made it most special for McCollum was one face in the crowd. McCollum’s 92-year-old great aunt was visiting Portland for the first time and was at the game.He planned to celebrate with her afterward. “A lot of the elite players score 50 points, that’s just the way it is,” McCollum said. “It shows you are a really unique scorer and have a lot of abilities.”McCollum sat in the fourth quarter for obvious reasons: The game was already a rout, and risking injury in a blowout was foolhardy. Sportsmanship comes into play, too.“At that point it was a 20-, 21-point lead? You don’t want no bad karma,” said teammate Damian Lillard, who holds the franchise record with a 59-point game last season. “I was thinking about that last year when I was in Miami, I had 49, and there was a couple seconds left and something happened where I could have gone over 50, and I was like, I’d rather take 49 the right way than go out there and force 50 and something bad happens.”But even so, some of his teammates wished the show could go on.“I wanted to see him score more,” Shabazz Napier said. “That’s just me being selfish, though.”ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak For McCollum, 50 points was enough.The Blazers guard’s final tally in the 124-108 victory over the Bulls on Wednesday night was a career high. So were his 18 field goals.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 folkMcCollum also became just the second NBA player in history to score 50 or more points in less than 30 minutes , joining Golden State’s Klay Thompson. Overall, he’s the sixth player to hit the milestone this season.He acknowledged afterward that reaching the 50-point plateau was special. And indeed when he left the Moda Center, he had the game ball tucked under his arm. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year 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 Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum reacts after making a three-point basket against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. McCollum scored 28 points in the first quarter. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Ore. — A smile crossed CJ McCollum’s face in the fourth quarter as he sat on the bench and the hometown crowd chanted “We Want CJ!”McCollum had already collected a milestone 50 points in the game against the Chicago Bulls. The crowd wanted more.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “She’s a soldier,” he said. “She’s going to have some wine with me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lakers rookie Ball to miss at least two more games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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One person remains to be identified in DC Bombings

first_imgPhoto:  This is the only person that has not been identified in the surveillance tape released December 3rd, 2008 – RCMPOnly one person remains to be identified after the Dawson Creek RCMP released photos from Shoppers Drug Mart. December 3rd the RCMP released 8 photos of people who mailed a letter from the Dawson Creek Shoppers Drug Mart on the same day a letter was sent demanding EnCana leave the Toms Lake area. Subject number 5 still remains to be identified and the RCMP are looking for your help. You can call the toll free tip line at 1-866-994-7473 or Crimestoppers at 1800-222-TIPS. For more information about the on-going investigation into the EnCana Bombings visit www.dawsoncreekbombings.com- Advertisement -Photo:  This is another photo of the only person who has not been identified – RCMPlast_img read more

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Stay the course in Iraq: It’s as valid a decision as any

first_imgU.S. elections are around the corner. And there are voters who are not persuaded by Crocker’s analysis, or those of American newsmen. And this is of course the final branch of government: the voters. The critical questions in the halls of Congress: Will they understand if you do? And if you don’t? If the vote were mine, I’d say stick it out. You can’t, by doing so, be accused of thoughtlessness, certainly not of perfidy. William F. Buckley Jr. is the founder of National Review magazine. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The widening division hasn’t anything to do with data officially withheld. It has entirely to do with analyses and extrapolations. The individual senators and representatives who will be voting on the critical questions in the days ahead aren’t in any relevant sense better informed or worse informed than the White House. Our gifted ambassador, Ryan Crocker, summarized it this way in his testimony to Congress: If we stay on, there is a fair chance of success. If we pull away, there is a certainty of chaos. “Al-Qaida,” Crocker reported, “overplayed its hand in al-Anbar, and Anbaris began to reject its excesses – be they beheading schoolchildren or cutting off people’s fingers as punishment for smoking.” But Congress doesn’t have to view life under al-Qaida to ingest the meaning of life under Saddam Hussein and his successors. The members of Congress, in judging Crocker’s testimony, will weigh it against what they know from their own experiences or from the writings of newsmen in whom they have confidence. So this is not a case where Congress should defer to the executive on the grounds that the executive knows best. The executive here knows nothing that is not universally known. What matters, before the votes are cast, is relative assessments. Is Crocker correct in postulating that America’s departure from Iraq would mean the ascendancy of Iran in the region? And if that were to happen, how catastrophic would be the repercussions – for Napa Valley, or New England? Here Congress, using the judgment of its own members, needs to tax itself in order to vote not its conscience, exactly. To vote to sustain the huge effort we began in 2003 when the executive – ambiguously encouraged by the legislature – decided on war. Those members of Congress who, if they had it to do again, would vote as they did before could swell the ranks of the Libertarian Party. Not enough attention has been paid, on the Iraq question, to the factor of universal access to information. For many years, in many wars, news reporters could not get near the front-line scene. And where high politics were concerned and dictators held sway, newsmen – and foreign diplomats – not only were stymied, they were deliberately misled. A report issuing from the foreign office in Berlin was often read, we know from postwar books and articles, as in a great game of tag: What do they want to make us think by handing out that bulletin about naval action in the North Sea? Restraints on visiting newsmen nowadays are mostly composed with a view to security – not of the United States or of Iraq, but of the newsmen. It is undoubtedly true that a reporter can’t with total confidence walk down the main street of Baghdad. But it is almost certainly true that were he to do so, he would not come upon any evidence of U.S. or Iraqi deception. Of U.S.-Iraqi ignorance, yes. If we knew the location of every al-Qaida enclave, we have 10 times the firepower and the technology to uproot it. Now this is a factor of critical importance in the days ahead, when the future of Iraq will be decided. We have in Washington an extraordinary political situation. The formal authority is in the hands of the executive branch, which is conducting the war, and the legislative branch. The jurisdictions are not always clear. Yes, the executive could simply call off the war – nobody would need to be importuned for permission to reach such a decision. And of course, Congress could appropriate the whole gold reserve and designate it for use in the war. But actually to do so would require the cooperation of the executive. That’s where authority over the generals and the corporals and the bazookas resides. last_img read more

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Lay, Skilling Convicted in Enron Collapse

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HOUSTON — Former Enron Corp. chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling were convicted Thursday of conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud in a case born from one of the biggest business scandals in U.S. history. The verdict put the blame for the demise of what was once the nation’s seventh-largest company squarely on its top two executives. It came in the sixth day of deliberations following a trial that lasted nearly four months. Lay was also convicted of bank fraud and making false statements to banks in a separate trial related to his personal banking. Lay was convicted on all six counts against him in the trial with Skilling. Skilling was convicted on 19 of the 28 counts against and acquitted on the remaining nine. The former corporate titans are now convicted felons facing years in prison when the panel found them guilty of running an elaborate fraud that gave the nation’s onetime seventh-largest company a glamorous illusion of success. Jurors declared through their verdict that both men repeatedly lied to cover a vast web of unsustainable accounting tricks and failing ventures that shoved Enron into bankruptcy protection in December 2001. The conviction was a major win for the government, serving almost as a bookend in an era that has seen prosecutors win convictions against executives from WorldCom Inc. to Adelphia Communications Corp. and homemaking maven Martha Stewart. last_img read more

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FORGET ABOUT IT! Monaco tell Spurs they have no chance of signing star man

first_imgMonaco have told Tottenham to forget about signing defender Kamil Glik this summer.The 29-year-old is on Spurs’ radar as they prepare to strengthen their squad with some defensive reinforcements during the current transfer window.Centre-back Kevin Wimmer is expected to leave the club and he has been linked with a move to West Brom.Tottenham had been hoping to bring in Glik as a replacement for the Austrian but, according to L’Equipe, they have been warned off making an approach.Monaco have had plenty of clubs come calling for their top stars this summer after they stormed to the Ligue 1 title last season.Talented playmaker Bernardo Silva has already joined Manchester City for £43m, while the likes of striker Kylian Mbappe and winger Thomas Lemar could follow him out the exit door.However, Monaco reportedly have no plans to let Glik go as the defender has established himself as a key part of the side’s defence following his move from Torino 12 months ago. 1 Kamil Glik in action for Monaco last_img read more

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Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield to face manslaughter trial

first_img David Duckenfield will face trial for the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 football supporters Liverpool fans remember the 96 people tragically killed in the Hillsborough disaster Duckenfield is set go on trial in September at Preston Crown Court alongside former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary Graham Mackrell, 68, who is charged with an offence involving the stadium safety certificate and a health and safety offence.The prosecution decided not to proceed with a second charge of breaching the stadium safety certificate against Mackrell.Three other defendants – retired police officers Donald Denton, 80, and Alan Foster, 71, and retired solicitor Peter Metcalf, 68, who acted for South Yorkshire Police following the 1989 disaster – are scheduled to go on trial in January 2019 charged with doing acts intended to pervert the course of justice.The judge said: “I decline to stay that prosecution; those charges must also, therefore, proceed to trial, presently scheduled for January next year.”An abuse of process argument for former Merseyside and West Yorkshire chief constable Sir Norman Bettison, who is charged with misconduct in a public office, has been adjourned until August 21.A case management hearing for the case of Duckenfield and Mackrell is due to be held on Monday. David Duckenfield, the match commander on the day of the Hillsborough disaster, is to face trial for the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 football supporters.Judge Sir Peter Openshaw ruled to lift the “stay” on prosecuting Duckenfield at Preston Crown Court on Friday after a formal application by the Crown Prosecution Service. 2 Sir Peter said: “I confirm that I grant the voluntary bill of indictment to allow prosecution against him for manslaughter to proceed. I decline to order a stay on that charge.”Duckenfield, 73, faces 95 charges of gross negligence manslaughter following the crush in the terrace pens at the Leppings Lane end of Sheffield Wednesday’s at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on April 15.Under the law at the time, there can be no prosecution for the death of the 96th victim, Tony Bland, as he died more than a year and a day after his injuries were caused.The Crown Prosecution Service applied to lift a historical stay – halting further legal proceedings – on Mr Duckenfield which was put in place in 2000. 2last_img read more

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CALL-CENTRE WORKERS TO MEET WITH NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS AUTHORITY

first_imgWorkers at the ill-fated Buncrana call-centre which closed earlier today have been given a glimmer of hope.Deputy McHughIt follows a move by Deputy Joe McHugh who has secured them a meeting with the National Employment Rights Authority (NERA) and Enterprise Ireland and Assetco Managed Services in Buncrana next Tuesday.Speaking to Donegal Daily this evening, Deputy McHugh confirmed he has arranged for Assetco workers to meet with the National Employment Rights Authority (NERA). Earlier today Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton intervened at Deputy McHugh’s request to formally instruct Enterprise Ireland, NERA and the Department of Social Protection to definitively establish the rights of the workers affected by yesterday’s announcement.Deputy McHugh said “Following on from my discussions with Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton TD last night and today about the concerns of Assetco employees, I have asked Enterprise Ireland & the National Employment Rights Authority to meet with representatives of Assetco employees and with Assetco Managed Services. I will attend this meeting, which will take place in Buncrana next Tuesday.“Yesterday’s announcement is very distressing for Assetco employees and for the employees’ families. Information Officers from NERA will attend the meeting next Tuesday, and will meet with individual workers in order to provide them with information regarding employment rights entitlements.”The move follows the closure of the Assetsco centre on the IDA Business Park in Lisfannon with the loss of 30 jobs. Workers claim they have not been given a redundancy package and that a deal worth €68,500 between 29 workers had since been withdrawn.CALL-CENTRE WORKERS TO MEET WITH NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS AUTHORITY was last modified: November 14th, 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:Assetco Mange Servicesbuncranadeputy joe mchughlast_img read more

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DDTV: FRUSTRATION AS WHALES LEFT TO DIE ON DONEGAL BEACH

first_imgVIDEO EXCLUSIVE: This video above shows the heartbreaking and distressful scenes on Ballyness Bay, Falcarragh as Five Pilot Whales slowly die on the beach.Seven Whales have already been buried, and despite valiant rescue efforts the other five are set to perish on the beach. In the video Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill also explains why the public should stay away from the beach today, as the Whales are left to die of natural causes. DDTV: FRUSTRATION AS WHALES LEFT TO DIE ON DONEGAL BEACH was last modified: July 8th, 2014 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:beachedDDTVDyingFeaturesFrustrationHome-page Newswhaleslast_img read more

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6 contend for El Rancho seats

first_imgPICO RIVERA — The El Rancho Unified School District Board’s hiring of a paid consultant at $64,000 for four months has provided a point of contention between the six candidates running for three seats on the five-member board in the Nov. 8 election. Even incumbent Lupe Salas, who voted to hire the consulting firm to determine why North Park Middle School continues to fail to reach testing targets, said she voted yes for the consultant with mixed feelings. “I voted for it because I was told it was mandatory,’ she said, but added that she “would rather see this money used to assist the students, instead of going to a consultant who will tell us that we are not up to par. We already know that.’ But her fellow incumbent, Rita Jo Ramirez, defended her vote to hire an outside expert to help solve a lingering problem at the North Park school. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Anyone who can come in and give us direction is wonderful,’ she said. “We have to keep our doors and windows open, because someone else always knows something you haven’t tried.’ Three of their four challengers in the Nov. 8 election, however, are seizing on the hiring as a campaign issue. “When we have schools that are failing, it is obvious money is being mismanaged and going into projects that are not being effective at helping students,’ said challenger Allan Maciel. “They should get the teachers to work on the problem.’ Candidate James Roybal said he does not like the idea of an outside agency involved in an internal district problem. “I feel the board isn’t asking the questions that need to be asked when it comes to the hiring of a consultant,’ he said. “My problem with the consulting issue is the parents aren’t involved and the teachers aren’t involved.’ Candidate Joe Rivera said the district’s hiring of high-priced consultants was one of his concerns when he ran for a board seat two years ago, and it is again an issue for him in this election. “I think the fee is excessive, because some of the work this company is doing could be done by the district office. The leadership should be set from the top down, with board members saying there is a problem here, let’s address it,’ he said. But challenger Alfred Renteria Jr. supports the hiring, saying the money spent now will pay big returns for the district in the long run. “We obviously need to find different ways to get our test scores higher,’ he said. “Every cent we spend is worth it when it comes to children.’ Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028, or by e-mail at debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com. center_img 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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NEW ALBUM AND A LATE LATE SHOW APPEARANCE FOR CLANNAD

first_imgClannadClannad will release their long awaited new studio album ‘Nádúr’ on September 20th 2013 on the ARC Music label.The band mark the release of the album with an appearance on RTE’s Late Late Show tonight. ‘Nádúr’, the Gaelic word for Nature, is a fitting title.The album sees the family band – siblings Moya, Ciarán and Pól Brennan and their twin uncles Noel and Padraig Duggan – back together on record as the full original line-up for the first time since the 1989 album Past Present.Following Pól’s departure after that album, the band continued to release four highly successful albums – the last being the Grammy-winning album Landmarks in 1998.In 2011, Clannad were invited to perform a series of concerts at Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral. With the intimate and historic nature of these shows, Pól was invited along to be part of the event. The concerts were a huge success and they were filmed and recorded for a DVD and CD which were released following airings on PBS in America.This event provided the catalyst for the five of them to start seriously considering a new album but before going into the recording studio they decided to embark on an extensive tour across North America and Europe. This time together on the road helped shape the ideas they had for Nádúr.“The fact that we’d toured quite extensively in the months leading up to recording really had an effect on the album,” says Moya Brennan.“Playing live across various countries gave us a really good indication of not just what we wanted from a new album but also what the audience out there wanted to hear. We feel this record touches on every aspect of our forty year career. Every track is different yet every track is pure Clannad”Nádúr contains 13 new tracks; including Vellum, Rhapsody na gCrann, TransAtlantic (co-written with Colm McCann), Brave Enough (with guest Duke Special), The Fishing Blues, Lámh ar Lámh, , The Song in your Heart, Setanta, and the traditional Cití na gCumann.Nádúr is a very natural progression to the Clannad sound, which since the 70s has been to fuse the traditional with the modern, the past and the future, with stunningly beautiful results. Colum McCann, states in his liner notes for the album, “Clannad – the family – have taken the local and made it universal once again. Is é seo nádúr dhúchasach …this is their inherent nature.”“It will always be so.”NEW ALBUM AND A LATE LATE SHOW APPEARANCE FOR CLANNAD was last modified: September 13th, 2013 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:CalnnadLate Late Shownew albumlast_img read more

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