New York Knicks’ Mario Hezonja (8), right, blocks what could have been the winning shot by Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK — LeBron James drove left, the No. 4 scorer in NBA history needing a basket to beat the worst team in the league.Defending him was a journeyman who hadn’t even gotten off the Knicks’ bench in a month.ADVERTISEMENT James’ shot didn’t go in. Didn’t even get to the rim.Mario Hezonja blocked James’ shot with 2.3 seconds to play, allowing New York to complete a late rally and beat the Los Angeles Lakers 124-123 on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“To beat a great player, sometimes you’ve got to do the unexpected and you’ve got to make big plays,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said, “because you know that they’re gearing up to make a big play.”The Lakers led by 11 with under 3 ½ minutes remaining before the Knicks charged back largely because of their defense against James. DeAndre Jordan also blocked one of his shots in the final minute, and James also missed a jumper with the Lakers clinging to a one-point lead. James finished with 33 points, eight assists and six rebounds in his return after sitting out a game, but the Knicks spoiled it with a closing 13-1 burst. James shot just 4 for 15 in the final quarter.“He just missed shots,” Hezonja said. “If you are saying that you are the reason that he is missing shots, you are an idiot.”Actually, Hezonja was one of the reasons after getting the assignment in his return to the rotation after not playing since Feb. 13, sitting out 12 straight games.Emmanuel Mudiay had 28 points and eight assists for the Knicks, who snapped an eight-game losing streak. His two free throws with 22 seconds remaining were the final points of the game.Kyle Kuzma added 18 points for the Lakers, who have lost three straight and eight of nine.ADVERTISEMENT Knicks: Fizdale said starters Dennis Smith Jr. (sore lower back) and Noah Vonleh (sprained right ankle) were day-to-day and that G Frank Ntilikina (groin) was progressing, though there’s still no timetable for his return.ON THE JOB TRAININGThough rookie Kevin Knox has shot miserably in his first season, Fizdale thought games like Sunday and then Monday against Toronto were good for the first-round pick, no matter how he shot, because they were learning experiences.“Back-to-back games, I think it’s going to be good for him. LeBron today and obviously Kawhi (Leonard) tomorrow, so welcome to the league, kid, and this is what it’s about. This is why I wanted him in this,” Fizdale said. “Take those lumps now and later on in his career no one will remember this stuff, when he now is the guy that’s beating up on the kids. So this is all good for him.”INGRAM’S INJURYLakers coach Luke Walton said he was “thrilled” for Brandon Ingram, who had thoracic outlet decompression surgery on his right arm Saturday. The forward was ruled out for the season earlier this month after he was diagnosed with deep venous thrombosis. A blood clot caused shoulder pain for Ingram, and Walton said he hadn’t been comfortable talking about Ingram’s health while he and the team were gathering information on treatment options.“I’m thrilled for him,” Walton said. “He’s a young man that has his whole future ahead of him so it was good to hear that everything was successful.”UP NEXTLakers: Visit Milwaukee on Tuesday.Knicks: Visit Toronto on Monday. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history The West will be wild, but in the end, Duke will win title James sat out Friday in Detroit on the second night of back-to-back games and had plenty of energy for his lone visit of the season to Madison Square Garden. And it appeared his Lakers would ease to the victory when James’ jumper with 3:44 to play gave them a 122-111 lead.But everything changed from there and the Knicks ended up with just their NBA-low 14th victory of the season.“We didn’t close the game out. Being the competitor that I am, it bothers me that I didn’t make enough plays down the stretch. It bothers me that I didn’t even get a shot at the hoop. Of course that stuff bothers me,” James said.“But what’s the difference between their record and our record? Two teams out of the postseason. So it’s no difference. We could have a couple of more wins than them but both teams right now are looking on the outside looking in.”James’ trip to one of his favorite arenas was his first in a long time where his team has no championship hopes, where instead of All-Star teammates, his Lakers had as many mismatched parts as the Knicks. James got the usual big cheers for an exciting play, but also the type of criticism he has rarely faced during his career.Cameras showed James sitting all the way at the end of the bench during first-half play, far from some teammates. Knicks TV analyst Walt Frazier criticized James for not publicly being more part of the team, saying James “doesn’t really care” about the perception.The Knicks made 11 of their 15 shots, and even when they missed it wasn’t because of great Lakers defense. 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4 It would become a familiar sight over the next three-and-a-half-years, as Suarez hit the ground running following his January arrival. His relationship with the Liverpool supporters was firmly established when he tore Manchester United apart in March 2011, and it remained strong throughout, despite all the ups and downs that followed.Before arriving in England, Suarez had established himself as one of the most exciting young talents in the game, scoring 111 goals in 159 appearances for Ajax, lifting the 2010 KNVB Cup and starring at the World Cup for Uruguay.But he had also established himself as a controversial figure, cheating Ghana out of an historic World Cup semi-final place with a last minute handball on the goalline. But sadly for Liverpool fans, their hero moved courted controversy yet again when he bit another opponent, this time at the 2014 World Cup.Another hefty ban was dished out, but Suarez wasn’t about to return to action for the Reds, as Barcelona beckoned.The Catalan giants coughed up a fee in the region of £75m in the summer of 2014, making Suarez the third most expensive player in football history behind Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, earning the Reds a large profit.In the wake of his World Cup disgrace, it may have seemed like a good move for Liverpool to cash in on their Jekyll and Hyde forward, but there is no denying the Uruguayan is one of the best players to grace English football in the Premier League era.Now Suarez is striving to earn the approval of a Catalan crowd spoilt down the years by Messi, Iniesta, Ronaldinho, Cruyff and more.Even fine players have found it hard at the Camp Nou – Zlatan Ibrahimovic lasted just a season, while Thierry Henry never truly recreated his Arsenal form.Whether Suarez will go down in history as a Barcelona great remains to be seen, but he certainly carved his name into Liverpool legend.See Suarez’s wonderful strike against Stoke City in the Carling Cup in October, 2011: 4 4 4 The Reds have boasted some top class forwards down the years, including all-time record goalscorer, Ian Rush, the legendary Kenny Dalglish and sharp shooting Robbie Fowler, but on 31 January 2011 Kopites had a new hero to cheer, when Uruguayan Luis Suarez was signed from Ajax for £22.7m He then arrived on Merseyside after serving a seven-match ban for biting an opponent in a Dutch league game; another sign of things to come.Upon signing for Liverpool, Suarez requested the number seven jersey, not realising that it had been worn by Liverpool legends such as Dalglish and Kevin Keegan, but unlike some players for whom it became a burden, the Uruguayan was a fitting heir to his illustrious predecessors. In his first half-season in English football, Suarez finished with four goals in 13 games, while his sublime skill instantly endeared him to Kopites, if not rival fans.After winning the Copa America in the summer of 2011 and being named Player of the Tournament, Suarez netted just 11 league goals in 2011/12 as a poor Reds side finished eighth in the Premier League, although he did lift the 2012 League Cup – his only major honour with Liverpool.The season was marred by the first controversial incident of Suarez’s time in England, when he was found guilty by an FA panel of racially abusing Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra and handed an eight-game suspension with a £40,000 fine.The following season, Suarez let his football do the talking as he scored 23 league goals – second only to Gareth Bale – and 30 in all competitions, picking up Liverpool’s player of the season award.But he was blighted by more controversy after biting Branislav Ivanovic during a 2-2 draw with Chelsea, and was subsequently banned for ten games.In the summer of 2013, it appeared Suarez was set for an Anfield exit, but the former Ajax man remained with the club and he lit up the Premier League as Liverpool came within a whisker of lifting their first league title in 24 years.Suarez finished the 2013/14 campaign with 31 league goals, becoming the first non-European player to win the PFA Player of the Year award and he was also named Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year and landed the European Golden Boot. Four years ago today, Luis Suarez marked his Liverpool debut with a goal. It was a sign of things to come from one of the best players ever to wear the red shirt.The Reds have boasted some top class forwards down the years, including all-time record goalscorer, Ian Rush, the legendary Kenny Dalglish and sharp shooting Robbie Fowler, but on 31 January 2011 Kopites had a new hero to cheer, when Luis Suarez was signed from Ajax for £22.7m.Signed on a Monday, Suarez was already scoring goals by Wednesday. Just 16 minutes into his debut against Stoke on 2 February, the Uruguayan was wheeling away in front of the Kop, having left the visiting defenders in his wake to announce his arrival with a goal.
A CO Donegal man this week escaped going to jail for assaulting his partner.Daniel Neil Lynch, 37, from St Johnston, received a four-month suspended prison sentence over the attack in February in February this year.Lynch’s case one of 11 heard at Derry Magistrates’ Court at a special sitting for domestic violence cases before District Judge Barney McElhome. SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR ST JOHNSTON MAN WHO ASSAULTED HIS PARTNER was last modified: December 11th, 2014 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:DANIEL NEIL LYNCHDERRY MAGISTRATES’ COURTSUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR ST JOHNSTON MAN WHO ASSAULTED HIS PARTNER
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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week In addition, the club’s management raised fees and did not allow Niederhelm to host tournaments on weekend mornings, he said. Pacific Palms General Manager Scott Huntsman said he had not heard from the city when the tennis area would be removed. Industry Mayor Dave Perez said the city does plan to demolish the tennis courts, possibly to make room for an office building or another use that could generate more income. “(The tennis area) just has not been a moneymaker over the years,’ Perez said. But the Industry City Council and the management at Pacific Palms still need to work out an exact date for the closure, he said. “We can limp along with the tennis for a while, but the courts are eventually going to go,’ he said. “I wish I could give a more definite answer, as far as the date, but I can’t. It’s delicate, closing something like that. And we are trying to work with Pacific Palms to do it at the right time and in the right way.’ Ben Baeder can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! INDUSTRY — Several tennis players are wondering if rumors of the demise of the Pacific Palms Conference Center tennis courts have been greatly exaggerated. City officials announced last spring the tennis courts at the city-owned resort would be closed sometime around August and removed. Based on the announcement, David Niederhelm, who was the captain of seven teams headquartered at the resort, decided a few months ago to move his teams to different courts in La Habra. But August has passed and the courts are still there. “Before I made any decisions, I contacted the offices of the city manager and the mayor,’ Niederhelm said. “They both concurred (that the tennis courts were being removed). But they are still playing tennis over there. I want to know what’s going on. When I ask at the club, nobody will give me a definite answer.’
The fourth annual Letterkenny Busking Festival is taking place along Letterkenny’s Main Street on Saturday the 25th of August.Applications are welcome from musicians, street entertainers and performers of all types with amazing cash prices up to €1000.Each year, buskers playing all types of instruments take to the Main Street to showcase their talents and entertain the watching crowds. All performers who want to take part must register at the Market Centre, Main Street, Letterkenny between 10.00am – 11.00pm on the day. Entrants will be allocated a slot and will perform from 11am to 2pm.The judges will then anonymously critique all the performers. This year a special guest will announce the winners at the Shack at The Brewery Bar and the winning act will have the chance to perform on stage at the venue afterwards.“Bringing music on to the street on a Saturday afternoon always brings a feel good atmosphere especially in the Summer”, explains Leonard Watson President of Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce that is organising the Busking Festival through its ShopLK Brand.“Last year we were pleased with the level of entries, it brought lots of music out on to the streets and response and feedback was excellent. This year we are hoping to build on this to bring in more pitches and more entertainment. With the prize fund on offer we know we’ll have a high standard of acts and we encourage everyone to come out and support the buskers on the day”. “ShopLK is all about enjoying the best shopping experience in Letterkenny and we want our regular customers and visitors to the town to really enjoy what Letterkenny has to offer. This type of event that is funded through the Retail Promotion initiative from Donegal County Council makes happy shoppers and creates a real buzz and we know there will be tight competition for the top spot.”To pre-register for the competition and get more information on the rules, competition format, etc, check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/letterkennybuskingfestival or alternatively email email@example.comEntries open for the 2018 Letterkenny Busking Festival! was last modified: July 23rd, 2018 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)
Ray Maota Songezo Baleni, a B-Tech studentfrom DUT, received a Merit Awardfor his wedding ring design in thestudent category. Baleni named his woven ring design,“Love knot to last a lifetime”.(Images: DUT)MEDIA CONTACTS• Samantha VincentDUT: Jewellery Design Lecturer+27 72 115 8532 / +27 31 373 6675RELATED ARTICLES• SA academic elected to top council• Ground-breaking find by SA researcher• DUT offers online registration• Young writer to publish 18th bookJewellery design students from the Durban University of Technology (DUT) have proven their creative worth by coming third in the PlatAfrica 2011 design competition.The competition, sponsored by Anglo Platinum (Amplats) in conjunction with Metal Concentrators and Johnson Matthey, culminated in an awards ceremony at Arena Royale in Fourways, Johannesburg, on 22 October 2011.The theme for this year’s event was “Platinum Romance” and the aspiring entrants had to romanticise platinum in their designs.The competition was open to professionals, students and design apprentices.Mary Jane Morifi, Amplats’ corporate affairs executive, said: “The PlatAfrica 2011 winners have all demonstrated that South Africa has some of the best platinum jewellery design talent in the world.“This year’s entries were of a very high calibre, and firmly reflected the platinum romance theme through an array of visually captivating and precisely crafted designs.”There were three parts to the competition: the professional category, which recognised the contributions of industry professionals; the student design category; and the student and professional collaboration category.The professional category was won by Noeline and Michael Angove, along with Kevin Palmer of Lazer Options; second was Wooshen Pillay from Woosh Designs Jewellery Studio; while Dorothea Annandale from Dorothea Annandale Studio was placed third.Wilma Greyling of Stellenbosch University took home the first prize in the student category, with Catherine Slade from the College of Cape Town coming second and Kieran Tinsley from Cape Peninsula University of Technology taking third place.The DUT designers came third in the student and professional collaboration category; Cape Peninsula University of Technology students led by professional designer Vassiliki Konstandakellis took honours; while the team from Mizane Jewellery, Ken Brandt and Donovan Johnston were runners-up.Team effortThe design team from DUT comprised Lungelo Dlamini, Sphelele Mbhatha, Jongani Mzukwa and Collin Ngiba. They were led by professional designer Vijay Shah of Vijay Shah Jewellers.Shah said: “After winning the professional category twice, I discovered I had a greater hunger to learn and share my knowledge. I have a long-standing relationship with the Department of Jewellery Design and I opted to mentor students and the outcome has been quite remarkable.”The jeweller won the designer category of the competition for two consecutive years in 2009 and 2010.Shah holds a degree in Fine Art from the University of Durban-Westville and boasts 20 years of experience as an established designer.Samantha Vincent, DUT jewellery design lecturer, said: “We are extremely proud of our students’ performance. They have exhibited great skill and exceptional talent in their design and craftsmanship. Students worked on this competition for five weeks from conception to finished product.”The team won a cash prize of R8 000 (US$1 000) for being placed third, while Songezo Baleni, a BTech student at DUT, received a merit award for his woven wedding ring design in the student category.Baleni named his ring the Love knot to last a lifetime and said he hoped this was the first award of more to come for his woven jewellery.DUT has taken part in the competition since 2006, and in 2009 included it into its third-year Work Integrated Learning curriculum.Romanticising platinumThe DUT team’s design theme was “For richer, for poorer” which envisioned a marriage between a middle-class man and an upper-class woman.“Together we created five unique pieces as part of our range, ‘For Richer, for Poorer’. My professional input assisted students with their design concepts and technical construction of their pieces,” said Shah.Ngiba made cufflinks for the father of the bride and called them Sabiduría, which is Spanish for wisdom. Mbatha made the groom’s wedding ring, Dlamini created a brooch for the groom’s brother and called it Flor, which is Spanish for flower; while Mzukwa made the bride’s ring and named it Te Amo, Spanish for I love you.The students’ designs were complemented by a hair ornament for the bride’s mother from Shah. Shah called his design Diva.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation are currently accepting applications for five $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field during the 2017-18 school year. While these scholarships are open to any NCGA members and their children or legal guardians, all submissions must be postmarked on or before December 2, 2016 for consideration.“Building the leaders of tomorrow is essential to NCGA’s work to a build a productive, sustainable and profitable corn industry,” said Paul Taylor, chair of the Engaging Members Committee. “Our partnership with BASF helps ease the financial pressures these students face in pursuing their degree and, in doing so, helps ensure the brightest minds remain engaged in agriculture.”Applicants for the NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program must be entering at least their second undergraduate year or any year of graduate study, and they or a parent or legal guardian must be an NCGA member. Scholarship applications must be postmarked on or before December 2, 2016.Scholarship recipients will be selected in early 2017. Recipients and a parent or guardian will enjoy travel and lodging to attend the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas to be recognized at the NCGA Banquet and have the opportunity to learn more about modern agriculture.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A grain bin at Miami Valley Feed and Grain in New Carlisle collapsed Sunday evening spilling more than 21 million pounds and well over $1 million of corn across Route 571. The road had to be closed as a result of the spill, according to the New Carlisle News.Neighbors reported hearing an explosion around 11:30 p.m., likely the result of transformers blowing. The cause of the collapse of the structure is still unknown. The collapse and resulting corn spill damaged two other buildings and caused several power lines and poles to fall down. Power was lost but restored fairly quickly. No employees were present at the facility at the time and no injuries have been reported.All of the other silos at the grain elevator are full. The silo that collapsed was built in the 1950s or 1960s, according to the New Carlisle News.