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Crowder helps lift Celtics past Knicks

Posted in hqpxmowc on January 20th, 2020

first_imgBoston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) drives past Brooklyn Nets forward Quincy Acy (13) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 17, 2017, in New York. The Celtics won 98-95. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — Isaiah Thomas’ night off to rest his knee meant an opportunity for someone else to step up for the Celtics.Jae Crowder did just that.ADVERTISEMENT He scored nine of his 24 points late in the fourth quarter, Avery Bradley had 16 overall, and Boston held on to beat the Brooklyn Nets, 98-95, on Friday night.“A lot more shot opportunities,” said Crowder, who also had a season-high 12 rebounds. “Just a lot of opportunities through our offense that we don’t run for him. A lot of guys were getting a lot of looks that probably weren’t used to getting.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Nets had a chance to tie the game with under 6 seconds left, but Brook Lopez and Quincy Acy each missed back-to-back 3-pointers.Al Horford added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Celtics while their All-Star point guard sat the first game of a two-game road trip. Thomas, second in the NBA in scoring with 29.2 points per game, bruised his right knee in Wednesday night’s win over the Minnesota Timberwolves after a hard fall. “I mean, obviously, Isaiah does so much for us on the offensive end and tonight we had to find ways,” Horford said. “I felt like Jae Crowder answered the call.”Boston moved within two games of the idle Cleveland Cavaliers for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.Lopez led the Nets with 23 points and Randy Foye added 14 for Brooklyn, who trailed by 10 points with 2:57 left in the third quarter after Kelly Olynyk’s layup made it 68-58.Andre Nicholson’s jumper then started a 13-3 run with 2:32 remaining that spanned into the fourth quarter. The reserve forward’s 3-pointer tied it 71-71 with 11:03 to go and after a Boston turnover, Acy’s 3 in front of the bench gave Brooklyn a 74-71 lead with 10:32 on the clock while Crowder sat on the bench.Both teams traded leads before Crowder, who also had 12 rebounds, hit a 3-pointer on a pass from Horford to give Boston an 88-85 lead with 3:36 left in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot MOST READ Horford then found Thomas’ replacement, on offense for the night, driving baseline for a dunk to extend the lead to 90-85 before being fouled by Brooklyn’s Spencer Dinwiddie with 2:51 remaining. After a Nets timeout, Crowder completed the three-point play with a free throw to extend the lead to six points.“He’s a tough matchup and he’s so versatile,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “He’s one of those guys in this league that’s built like a four-man who can play the three and the four. The dunk and then the two 3-pointers I thought were killers.”Horford’s 19-foot jumper made it 93-85, Lopez and Dinwiddie led an 8-0 run to cut Boston’s lead to just two, 93-91, with 44 seconds left.A pair of free throws by Marcus Smart made it 95-91 before Jeremy Lin knocked down a 12-foot shot that drew the Nets within two again with 16 seconds to go.Smart then made a pair of free throws that extended Boston’s lead before Foye drew the Nets within two points with a layup. Bradley then hit the second of two free throws to cap the scoring.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Hill on fire as Pelicans topple Rockets ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awardslast_img read more

Overstaffing at M&CC

Posted in hqpxmowc on January 18th, 2020

first_imgDear Editor,The recent comment by the Town Clerk of Georgetown in the media: that City Hall is not overstaffed but under-resourced, is preposterous, pathetic, and a poor attempt at being clever. The definition of overstaffing is having more employees than are needed.Simply put, if the vector control staff are without spray cans and without insecticide for years now, then they are under-resourced; and overstaffed, as they have no work to do yet have to be paid for doing nothing.If the mechanics are not issued tools or provided with mechanical spares for eons, then they can’t provide maintenance and repairs to municipal vehicles and are rendered impotent; and therefore the workshop must be considered under-resourced and overstaffed, unless they bring their own tools to work and procure the necessary spares out of their own pockets.And such an extrapolation can be done in each section and department of the Council. Are the nurses not having vaccines? Are carpenters and masons without tools and building materials to fix bridges etc?But an even more glaring refutation of the Town Clerk’s endeavour at a nifty rejoinder to the reporter’s question about overstaffing at the Council was his failure to explain how the willy-nilly contracting out of municipal services, such as weeding of parapets and drains, whilst maintaining their own gang; cleaning of the cemetery, whilst maintaining their own cemetery workers; running of electrical wiring in the City Constabulary Training Center by their special contractor, whilst maintaining their own electricians, does not lead to redundancy and overstaffing.But finally, could the Town Clerk explain how it is possible for a city as poorly run as Georgetown to have so many departments, so many managers, and so many support staff?There are cities much larger than Georgetown, and municipalities that provide a much better quality and greater amount of municipal services to the citizenry in the Caribbean that don’t have three assistant and deputy town clerks, that don’t have seven engineers, an entire public relations department with a ton of staffers, that don’t have their senior officials protected by bodyguards and attended to by personal assistants, chauffeurs and a retinue of other attendants.Under-resourcing is not the real problem at the Council, it is nepotism, cronyism, and favouritism.Best regards,Sambu Jacobuslast_img read more

UPDATED: Shaw services currently disrupted in Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Taylor

Posted in hqpxmowc on January 10th, 2020

first_imgUPDATE: As of 1:15 MST, Shaw says services have been restored and they will continue to monitor the situation.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – If you have services with Shaw and have noticed nothing is working this morning, it isn’t just you.Customers in Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Taylor are experiencing disruptions when it comes to Internet, Cable TV as well as Home Phone services.- Advertisement -The issue was caused by a faulty card at Shaw’s hubsite that will need to be replaced. They are sending a replacement card out and will provide another update once it has arrived.“Some customers in the Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, and Taylor areas may be experiencing interruptions to their Cable TV, Internet and Home Phone services. We are working to resolve this as soon as possible and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.”To view progress and updates on the fix, visit: https://community.shaw.ca/docs/DOC-10259Advertisementlast_img read more

Exclusive – Pochettino WILL get Tottenham back into the Champions League, claims Ardiles

Posted in hqpxmowc on January 6th, 2020

first_imgTottenham legend Ossie Ardiles insists Mauricio Pochettino IS the man to get the club back into the Champions League.The Argentine has found life tough at White Hart Lane, following his arrival in the summer, and saw his side defeated by West Brom last weekend.Manchester United, Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool, along with Spurs, appear to be vying for two Champions League places next season, with Manchester City and Chelsea almost certain to occupy the other spots.And, despite the club’s indifferent start to the year, former player and manager Ardiles claims his fellow Argentine will get things right at Tottenham.“It’s a team in progress, there is still a lot of work to be done,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.When asked whether Pochettino is the man to get Tottenham back into the top four, he said: “Yes. He’s the right man for the job.“His ideas are very clear. He believes in putting a lot of pressure on the opposition, pressing as high as possible, recovering the ball quickly and then playing.“Of course it’s not going to happen overnight. He’s got a big job on his hands and I just hope he gets given time.“Tottenham have changed managers too many time, they need to stick with one.“In Mauricio they have someone who has the right ideas. Hopefully he will do the job for us.”last_img read more

Workers pad their pay in serving kids

Posted in hqpxmowc on January 6th, 2020

first_img AdChoices广告“This was particularly true at the hotline and command post because there are multiple supervisors and employees working various shifts.” The audit follows one last month that found that the agency charged with protecting the region’s children spent millions of dollars on unnecessary and overpriced supplies, violated county spending limits and has such a shoddy inventory program that it can’t account for all its equipment. But DCFS Chief Deputy Director Susan Kerr said Wednesday that the department is taking action on problems raised in the audit. “It’s going to be a combination of issuing clear, written policies and procedures and giving workers the necessary training,” Kerr said. “We’ve already issued instructions that managers have to sign daily absence reports for their sections. And we’re developing policies and procedures, where necessary, and have arranged for the auditors’ staff to come and train our staff in some of the areas where they found deficiencies.” The most recent audit reviewed overtime, industrial-accident payments and bonus pay. Los Angeles County children’s services workers pocketed at least $100,000 in unwarranted overtime and bonus pay amid lax oversight and a payroll system riddled with problems, according to an audit released Wednesday. In the second review of the Department of Children and Family Services in the past month, auditors cited numerous instances of overpayments and underpayments because of incorrect timecards, errors in payroll-system input, and misapplications of payroll rules and regulations. In one case, auditors reviewed 30 employees who work at the 24-hour Child Protection Hotline or the Emergency Response Command Post who each averaged $26,000 in overtime in 2005. “The employees’ supervisors … indicated that they often approve employees’ overtime forms without knowing whether the employee actually worked the overtime,” auditors wrote. The Board of Supervisors has expressed growing concern in recent years about timecard abuses in county government. Overtime costs shot up from $296 million in 2003-04 to $423 million in 2005-06. In audits of other agencies, investigators have found “systemic deficiencies,” with hundreds of investigations under way, and increasing numbers of employees are being fired and disciplined for timecard abuses. In the recent review of the DCFS’ payroll and overtime system, auditors noted at least one instance that is being investigated as a possible criminal action. “We also noted two employees who regularly signed each other’s overtime forms and instances where the employees may have forged a supervisor’s signature,” Auditor-Controller Tyler McCauley said. “We referred this matter to our Office of County Investigations.” Auditors also reviewed payroll data for 20 employees who were paid sick-leave benefits and found that nine workers went from using part-time sick pay – or being absent without pay – to taking full-time sick-pay leave without a department head’s approval. The result was $53,000 in overpayments. In industrial-accident payments, auditors found that DCFS payroll employees did not update the payroll system when one employee went out on workers’ compensation leave. The employee continued to receive regular pay, plus temporary disability payments, resulting in a $19,315 overpayment, auditors said. In another case, four employees continued to receive temporary disability payments after they returned to work, resulting in $18,000 in overpayments. Auditors also found that six employees received bilingual bonuses after being absent for more than 60 consecutive days, resulting in $1,100 in overpayments. In a written response to the audit, DCFS Director Trish Ploehn said she wants to start a quality-assurance program. The program would randomly sample 5 percent to 10 percent of payroll transactions each month to determine whether appropriate procedures are being followed and salaries and benefits are accurate. “We agree with all of the recommendations in the report,” Ploehn wrote. “In the near future, we will provide the board a detailed report on our progress.” troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985160Want 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

Inmate beats up priest convicted of molestation

Posted in hqpxmowc on December 27th, 2019

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“I’ve spoken to his sister who advised me that he had been beaten up and it was done by a cellmate and they removed the cellmate and Wempe was fearful for his life,” Steier said. Steier said he did not believe Wempe was seriously hurt in the attack. Wempe’s lawyers acknowledged that the priest molested 13 boys in the 1970s and 1980s, but said he went into church-ordered treatment and returned a changed man, never molesting after that. Wempe is currently serving time for molesting an 11-year-old boy who is the youngest brother of two of Wempe’s other alleged victims. A former Roman Catholic priest sentenced to state prison for molesting a young boy was recently beaten up by another inmate, an attorney for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles said Friday. Michael Wempe was sentenced in May to three years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a single count of molestation. Wempe, 66, will probably spend less than a year in prison after credit for time served, prison work and good behavior. Donald Steier, an attorney who represents priests accused of sexual abuse, said Friday that Wempe’s sister told him of the assault in a recent telephone conversation. last_img read more

Datebook

Posted in hqpxmowc on December 26th, 2019

first_imgWEDNESDAY Glendale Quilt Guild meeting, 7 p.m., Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. Call (818) 249-4742. Sixth annual Valley Film Festival through Sunday, 8:30 p.m., El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Tickets: $10. Information: visit www.valleyfilmfest.com. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possiblelast_img read more

Cloughaneely leave it late to see off Naomh Bríd

Posted in hqpxmowc on December 26th, 2019

first_imgA goal in injury time got Cloughaneely out of jail in their first outing of the Intermediate Football Championship in their home game against Naomh Bríd this afternoon.Cloughaneely 3-7 Naomh Bríd 2-8Cloughaneely started strongly scoring 1-1 in the first five minutes. Cillian Gallagher opened proceedings with a point which was quickly followed by a goal from Paul Sweeney after he was well supplied by Mark Harley in front of goal. Naomh Bríd picked up the pace scoring three points in succession from Calum Gallagher (free), Dara Brogan and Gearoid Gallagher. A John Fitzgerald point attempted to extend the home side’s lead to two points however Naomh Bríd responded strongly when the movements of Ryan Brogan, Sam Burgess, Clint Walsh combined to supply full back Liam Duffy in front of goal and he easily netted the visitors first goal of the day. The visitors went two points ahead in the 24th min with a Dara Brogan free; with John Fitzgerald then bringing the margin back to one point just before the half time whistle.Naomh Bríd started the second half strongly with Brogan again making a great run which had goal potential but he took his point. Two points from Shaun McGarvey brought Cloughaneely level for a brief period before Gearoid Gallagher struck over another for Naomh Bríd. Paul Sweeney managed to secure his second goal of the day in the 43rd minute when a great ball in by McGarvey deflected off the keeper with Sweeney then on guard for the rebound and striking the back of the net.The game progressed tit for tat with further points from McGarvey for Cloughaneely and Calum Gallagher for Naomh Bríd. Naomh Bríd took the lead again in the 52nd min when Ryan Brogan produced a great run and netted himself a superb goal for his efforts; he then quickly backed it up with a point. Into injury time and Cloughaneely trailed by one point and just as it looked like time had run out for them they showed great composure to secure a third goal; John Fitzgerald placed a great ball into the danger zone which was easily won by Sweeney who then found Darren Ferry there to support him with Ferry getting the final touch to hit the back of the net.Cloughaneely: Michael McGinley, Noel Sweeney, Michael Fitzgerald, Ciaran McGeady, Kevin Mulhern, Mark Harley, Ciaran McFadden, Martin Maguire, Ciaran Scanlon, Darren Ferry (1-0), Shaun McGarvey (0-3), Shaun Maguire (0-1), Cillian Gallagher (0-1), John Fitzgerald (0-2), Paul Sweeney (2-0),Naomh Bríd: Pauric McDaid, Liam Duffy (1-0), Sam Burgess, Jamie Timoney, Clint Walsh, Ross Gallagher, Michael Gallagher, Thomas Gallagher, Shaun Gormley, Gary McCafferty, Gearoid Gallagher (0-2), Ryan Brogan (1-1), Dara Brogan (0-3), Calum Gallagher (0-2), Declan Gallagher.Cloughaneely leave it late to see off Naomh Bríd was last modified: September 8th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 Donegal IFCCloughaneelyNaomh Bridlast_img read more

Teen fatally injured in sidewalk shooting

Posted in hqpxmowc on December 25th, 2019

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The boy was hit multiple times and immediately fell to the ground. Paramedics arrived soon after and took him to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, where he died. Police are looking for two or more suspects in the incident, described as Latinos wearing gang attire. The shooters’ car headed south on Foothill following the incident, Bishop said. The shooting came as no surprise to the detective. “This is right in the middle of a couple of gang areas,” he said. “We have continual friction.” Several witnesses described hearing at least three or four shots, possibly from a 9 mm handgun. LAKE VIEW TERRACE – A 15-year-old Arleta boy was shot to death Thursday in an apparent gang-related incident as he pushed his bicycle down a sidewalk, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 12:40 p.m. in the 11900 block of Foothill Boulevard in front of a shopping center, Los Angeles police Detective Frank Bishop said. If the gang connection is true, this would be the 41st gang-related killing in the San Fernando Valley this year, representing about half of the area’s homicides. The victim, a Latino boy who has not been identified, was walking his bike down the sidewalk when he passed a small green car, and shots were fired from the passenger side, Bishop said. Anyone with information about the shooting can call Foothill Division detectives at (818) 756-8862. rick.coca@dailynews.com (818) 713-3329160Want 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

Dundee United sign Anthony Ralston on emergency loan deal

Posted in hqpxmowc on December 24th, 2019

first_imgDundee United have signed Celtic right back Anthony Ralston on an emergency loan until the end of the season.The Scotland Under-21 defender has played ten times for Celtic, starting six games, and has scored one goal. The 19-year-old also played against PSG in the Champions’ League and recently signed a new four-year deal with the Scottish Champions.Ralston will wear the number 29 shirt and is available for selection for United’s match against Inverness on Saturday.last_img