Ingram, Ball Lead Lakers to 107-97 Win over Mavericks

first_imgDALLAS (AP) — A challenge from their head coach gave Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball motivation. All they needed was an opening.The cold-shooting Dallas Mavericks provided it.Ingram scored 29 points and Ball added 21 as the Los Angeles Lakers handed the Mavericks a rare home loss, 107-97, on Monday night.After a blowout loss to Minnesota on Sunday, Lakers coach Luke Walton called for the two to bring more passion and fire. The duo responded, helping Los Angeles rally from a double-digit halftime deficit.“I put so much responsibility on them because that’s what I believe they’re capable of doing,” Walton said.Ball and Ingram said they talked after the loss Sunday and agreed they needed to step up in the absence of LeBron James and veteran point guard Rajon Rondo.“With the guys out, (we were) trying to take over and be the leaders of our team,” Ingram said.The Lakers won for just the second time in seven games since James strained his groin on Christmas Day, and they swept the season series from the Mavericks 3-0.Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton watches from the sideline during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Dallas led 67-54 at halftime but had its worst-scoring half of the season with just 30 points after the break – fewer than it scored in either of the first two quarters. The Mavs were 11-of-43 from the field in the second half and had 11 turnovers.Luka Doncic led the team with 27 points, and he had six of their 11 made field goals in the second half, including their only two 3-pointers.“I think they played way better defensively in the second half,” Doncic said. “We didn’t move the ball as well as we did in the first half. That was it.”Ball was held scoreless against Minnesota but responded with some clutch baskets in the second half. His fast-break dunk gave the Lakers their first lead of the game at 82-80 late in the third quarter. And he hit his only 3 of the second half with 4:23 to go to give LA a 100-89 lead.“I just tried to be more aggressive,” Ball said. “I shoot when I’m open. I just tried to force the issue a little bit more.”Ingram scored 15 of his 29 in the second half and had six assists for the game. With Dallas cutting a 14-point Lakers lead to seven twice in the final minutes, each time Ingram drew the defense to him and dished to JaVale McGee for dunks.Dallas fell for just the fourth time at home this season. The Mavericks entered the day tied for the fewest home losses in the NBA.Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77), of Germany, dribbles against Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)TIP-INSLakers: Josh Hart scored 14 points, led the team with 12 rebounds and five steals and tied Ingram for a team-high six assists.Mavericks: J.J. Barea played his 800th game, becoming the 11th undrafted player from a U.S. high school or college to play 800 games since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976. … Numerous Dallas Cowboys, including running back Ezekiel Elliott and linebacker Jaylon Smith, attended the game, drawing an ovation from the sellout crowd.KUZMA RETURNSWith James still out, the Lakers got Kyle Kuzma back in the lineup after missing the past two games with a lower-back contusion. Kuzma missed his first eight shots and didn’t score until midway through the second quarter, but he hit two 3s early in the third quarter to spark the Lakers’ comeback. He finished with 13 points.OUT OF THE FLOWMavericks coach Rick Carlisle said a lack of ball movement has slowed the team in its losses this season, and on Monday, they had only 12 assists for a team that averages almost 23 a game.Barea could only laugh when told he led the team with three assists, saying, “You can’t win the game like that. Hopefully it won’t happen again.”UP NEXTLakers: Host Detroit on Wednesday.Mavericks: Host Phoenix on Wednesday. Two of the Suns’ nine wins this year have come against Dallas.—By DAVE JACKSON , Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Ministry and JTA Reach Agreement on Teaching Council Bill

first_imgEducation Minister, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, says progress has been made in discussions between the Ministry and the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) on the proposed Jamaica Teaching Council Bill. The Bill, which the Minister is working to have tabled in the House of Representatives during the current 2012/13 parliamentary year, seeks to provide for the establishment of a governing body for the teaching profession, and institute a regime for the licensing and registration of all government paid teachers. It also gives legal powers to the Council to immediately suspend and cancel the registration of a teacher, who is charged for what is deemed a disqualifiable offence, which includes: sexual offences, murder, pornography, robbery, and fraud. Speaking at the JTA’s Roll of Honour Award Ceremony at the Wyndham Kingston Hotel on Thursday (November 8), Rev. Thwaites informed that the Ministry and JTA, supported by representatives of the church and Parent/Teachers Associations (PTA), have reached a “substantial agreement” on the terms of the Bill. He said that the legislation will provide for “the professionalism of the teaching profession”. “This legislation should not cause any more trepidation than the Legal Profession Act does for the lawyers or the Medical Act (does) for the doctors, or for any other profession. It would…be a serious reproach to teachers if they resist such a move. I am pleased (about) the commitment of your association, in this regard,” the Minister added. Rev. Thwaites recently disclosed that the Bill had undergone upwards of eight months of consultations with various stakeholders, while informing of plans for further dialogue with additional interests before it is tabled in Parliament. Meanwhile, retired Principal of the Mandeville Primary and Junior High School in Manchester, Byron Farquharson, is this year’s 43rd inductee into the JTA’s Honour Roll. He was presented with the Berger Paints-sponsored Roll of Honour Award by the company’s Caribbean Regional Managing Director, Warren McDonald, and a special Citation, by JTA President, Clayton Hall.last_img read more

Nomination des membres du Comité consultatif provincial de léducation

first_img Les trois organismes membres qui ont une place désignée au sein du conseil sont les suivants : Gin Yee, comté d’Halifax, mandat de deux ans Christopher Gilham, comté d’Antigonish, mandat d’un an Margaret (Joan) MacDonnell, comté de Pictou, mandat d’un an Brent Noiles, comté de Cumberland, mandat d’un an Stephen Parsons, comté Cape Breton, mandat d’un an Maura Ryan, comté de Kings, mandat d’un an Nastasya Kennedy, comté de Kings, mandat d’un an Suzy Hansen, Municipalité régionale d’Halifax, mandat de deux ans Archy Beals, Municipalité régionale d’Halifax, mandat de deux ans Michael Drew, comté de Yarmouth, mandat de deux ans Lynn LeVatte, Municipalité régionale du Cap-Breton, mandat de deux ans Hendricka van Gurp, comté de Lunenburg, mandat de deux ans Conseil scolaire acadien provincial, représenté par Marcel Cottreau Conseil de l’éducation mi’kmaw, représenté par Darren Googoo Conseil de l’éducation afro-canadienne, représenté par Jocelyn Dorrington Les membres recevront une rémunération de 600 $ par année et leurs dépenses seront remboursées. Le président du conseil recevra une rémunération de 800 $ et ses dépenses seront remboursées. Le comité permanent sur les ressources humaines a approuvé les 12 nominations aujourd’hui, et elles seront bientôt confirmées par un décret en conseil. Douze membres ont été nommés au Conseil consultatif provincial de l’éducation, aujourd’hui 27 septembre. Le conseil sera une voix forte pour les besoins des élèves, des familles et des collectivités. Le conseil consultatif offrira des conseils directement au ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance et fera en sorte que les points de vue des régions et la diversité soient considérés dans la prise de décisions. L’une des premières priorités pour laquelle le ministère demandera des conseils est le transport des élèves. « Le système d’éducation est dans une période de changement, et je sais que les élèves, les éducateurs et les familles profiteront de l’expérience et de l’expertise des membres du conseil, affirme Zach Churchill, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance. Je suis ravi de leur souhaiter la bienvenue et je compte travailler en étroite collaboration avec eux. » Plus de 130 Néo-Écossais ont présenté une demande afin de devenir membres du Conseil consultatif provincial de l’éducation. Les 12 personnes nommées se joignent aux représentants des trois organismes membres, soit le Conseil scolaire acadien provincial, le Conseil de l’éducation mi’kmaw et le Conseil de l’éducation afro-canadienne, pour former un conseil consultatif de 15 membres. Ces organismes ont une place désignée au sein du conseil. Les membres du conseil ont une vaste expérience et des connaissances considérables en ce qui a trait au système d’éducation de la Nouvelle-Écosse, notamment en enseignement, en administration et en éducation des élèves ayant une incapacité. La nomination des membres du conseil a été faite en tenant compte de la diversité des genres et de la diversité géographique. Les 12 membres nommés du Conseil consultatif provincial de l’éducation sont les suivants : last_img read more

Dispute over rules rile Californias legal pot market

first_imgLOS ANGELES — California has finalized hundreds of pages of rules governing the nation’s largest legal pot market, but the dense regulations are unlikely to settle long-running disputes over testing and home deliveries.Even if imperfect, the rules were welcomed by many in the industry who have been contending with shifting temporary regulations since the state began broad legal sales last year.By far the biggest dispute focused on deliveries.The rules will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales.The regulation by the state Bureau of Cannabis Control was opposed by police chiefs and other critics who predict it will create an unruly market of largely hidden pot transactions, while undercutting control by cities and counties.The dispute could end up in court.Michael R. Blood, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Police nab man with heroin worth Rs 2L

first_imgKolkata: The narcotics cell under Detective Department (DD) of Kolkata Police has nabbed a person with heroin worth Rs 2 lakh from in front of the police morgue located behind the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH)The man has been identified as Arvind Singh. According to a source, police officers recently got a tip-off that the heroin smuggler was operating in and around Sealdah-College Street area. Based on the information, police officers came to know that Singh sold heroin to school and college students in the city through a few local drug peddlers. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDetective Department personnel came to know that the area behind the medical college and hospital has turned into a hub of drug addicts since the past few days. During investigation, sleuths came to know that Singh operated from the area. Police officers immediately started search operations to nab Singh at his residential area in Girish Park but were not able to locate him. On Wednesday evening, a source of police informed that Singh has been seen around CMCH. Immediately, a team from DD raided the spot in front of the police morgue behind CMCH and arrested Singh. Sleuths have also seized 275 grams of heroin from him which he intended to hand over to some drug peddlers who allegedly did not come. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to the police, the increase in drug addiction in students has become a major issue since the past few months. Recently several drug dealers and drug peddlers have been arrested, who sold ganja, heroin and other drugs to school and college students. To curb the menace, police are mulling to get in touch with school and college authorities and make an initiative to conduct counselling sessions for students to prevent them from getting addicted to drugs. On March 14, police officers had arrested two persons and seized 4kg ganja. Sleuths came to know that drug peddlers were trying to sell ganja to students of various schools and colleges. Three more were arrested with other drugs from multiple locations. They also sold drugs to students. Singh’s name cropped up during investigation in these cases.last_img read more

Priest Murdered After Hostages Were Held in French Church

By Lauren MorganRabat – Police shoot dead two armed men after they took five people hostage in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray and are reported to have slit priest’s throat.Two men armed with knives held five people hostage in a church in the Normandy region of France, Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, and had reportedly slit the priest’s throat prior to being shot dead by the police. The five people were said to have been a priest, two nuns and two worshippers. French media claimed that one of the hostages managed to escape and was able to raise the alarm to outsiders, with a French interior ministry spokesman stating that one of the hostages was also in a critical condition.Anti-terrorism judges were given the case to investigate, says the Paris prosecutor’s office.The tragedy occurred as France maintain their high alert status just two weeks after a Tunisian male purposely killed 84 people and injured more than 300 by bulldozing a truck through a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day – an attack claimed by Islamic State. read more

Downtown arts centre progressing

A request for proposals (RFP) will be issued later this month to architects who have been short-listed for the downtown St Catharines arts complex.The Joint Executive Committee overseeing the development of the Academic and Cultural Arts Centre agreed at its meeting Wednesday to issue the RFP on Nov. 17.The arts complex is a co-operative enterprise between Brock University and the City of St. Catharines. Brock will make the site the new home of its Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, while the City will build a civic performing arts centre adjacent to the school.The architects, short-listed by the committee last month, will have until Dec. 17 to submit their proposals. The firms are:Diamond & Schmitt Architects Incorporated (Toronto)Diller Scofidio + Renfro/RDH Architects Inc. (New York)Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (Toronto)Moriyama & Teshima Architects (Toronto)/Pfeiffer Partners Architects PC (Los Angeles)Saucier + Perrotte Architects/Stantec (Montreal)Once received, the proposals will be evaluated by the City and Brock, followed by recommendations to City Council and the University’s Board of Trustees.Meanwhile, PRISMPartners, the project manager hired by Brock and the City to guide the progress of the joint academic and cultural arts centre, is setting up shop in downtown St. Catharines.Staff from the Toronto-based company will move into the former Lincoln County Courthouse at James and King streets.The move, expected for this month, will put PRISM staff in close proximity to the project and its partners as work continues on the arts complex. read more

UN seeks 90 million to repatriate 500000 Sudanese when war in south

Kamel Morjane, Assistant High Commissioner at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters yesterday in Geneva that the funds are necessary to run a two-year programme helping southern Sudanese return home from at least seven different countries. Negotiators for the Sudanese Government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) are holding talks in Kenya in a bid to reach a comprehensive peace agreement that would end a 21-year civil war in Sudan’s south, the longest-running conflict on the continent. Senior UN officials have said recently they are confident an agreement will be reached in the next few months, especially after the two sides initialled three protocols earlier this year. Mr. Morjane said spontaneous repatriation has already started, particularly from northern Uganda, which is itself unstable and dangerous because of civil conflict. “Although peace [in southern Sudan] is not yet final, we feel that there are solid grounds for optimism, and we must be fully prepared to repatriate, receive and reintegrate those refugees who wish to do so,” he said. Mr. Morjane said any repatriation scheme would face major challenges, given the lack of infrastructure and economic opportunities in the region. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,256.35, down 1.62 points):IC Potash Corp. (TSX:ICP). Agriculture. Unchanged at three cents on 14.7 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 22 cents, or 1.79 per cent, to $12.52 on 5.2 million shares.BetaPro Crude Oil. (TSX:HOU). Oil and gas. Down 10 cents, or 1.62 per cent, to $6.08 on 4.3 million shares.Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Miner. Up four cents, or 3.17 per cent, to $1.30 on 4.2 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up five cents, or 0.19 per cent, to $25.93 on 3.6 million shares.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up 64 cents, or 4.77 per cent, to $14.06 on 3.5 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Great Canadian Gaming Corp. (TSX:GC). Travel and leisure. Up $4.57, or 17.97 per cent, to $4.57 on 625,126 shares. Brookfield Business Partners LP (TSX:BBU.UN). Real estate. Up $2.74, or 7.76 per cent, to $38.05 on 329,341 shares. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has selected these two companies to run its casinos in the Greater Toronto Area. Under the deal, Great Canadian and Brookfield would acquire OLG Slots at Woodbine, OLG Slots at Ajax Downs and the Great Blue Heron Casino located in the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 8, 2017 3:06 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 8, 2017 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX read more

Police hunt Night Watcher burglar who nets £7m haul using special forces

first_imgSome of the family heirlooms stolen during the burglaries Terrified victims have described how the “well-spoken” raider seems to know the layout of their homes, down to where safes are hidden.He also shows a knowledge of their daily routines, often striking late at night, entering unlocked doors or windows, sometimes waiting until owners let their dogs out.During the raid on the Goodwood estate in January 2016, the Duke, 61, was struck on the head with a blunt object, before being forced to open a safe. Night Watcher burglary High value watches stolen during burglaries by The Night WatcherCredit:Surrey Police/PA The Night Watcher raided Goodwood House, the home of the Duke and Duchess of RichmondCredit:David M. Benett /Getty Lord and Lady March attend the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Final at Cowdray Park Polo Club Some of the family heirlooms stolen during the burglariesCredit:Sussex Police/Solent News & Photo Agency DNA evidence was found at the scene of one of the raids, but this has not been traced to any other offences.There is a database of British military personnel DNA, but this is used to identify bodies in the event of death.However, if police come forward with the name of an individual under suspicion of a crime, the DNA database can be made available to the police in their investigation.  Items stolen in raids believed to have been carried out by the Night WatcherCredit:Surrey Police/PA An 1820 diamond tiara, worth in the region of £400,000 stolen The raider, who wears a balaclava and dark clothing, usually escapes on foot without leaving any forensic clues.He has struck seven times over the past three years in Surrey, Berkshire, Sussex and Kent, making off with more than £7 million in valuables. Similar raids have taken place around every six months, with detectives working on the theory that he strikes after spending the proceeds from each burglary.Det Insp Dee Fielding, from Surrey Police, said: “We do not believe this to be an opportunist burglar, but someone who has specialist knowledge and skills – possibly ex-forces or from a similar background.“The burglaries all appear to be the work of someone who knows exactly what they are doing and who is incredibly decisive in their actions. On each occasion, unnecessary levels of violence have been used.” Some of the family heirlooms stolen during the burglariesCredit:Sussex Police/Solent News & Photo Agency Police are hunting a violent armed burglar who uses “special forces” techniques and military-style expertise to stake out and strike at multi-million pound properties across the Home Counties.Among those targeted were the Duke and Duchess of Richmond, who were forced to hand over £700,000 of heirlooms after being tied up during a raid at Goodwood estate in Sussex.Police believe the burglar, dubbed The Night Watcher, spends months staking out secluded houses, sometimes hiding in the grounds, in order to build up an intimate understanding of the daily movements of his victims.As well as being an expert in covert surveillance, the raider has also shown athletic prowess, scaling high walls and fences while evading detection by sophisticated security systems.Police said he also displays a chilling degree of nonchalance, even when entering a property with multiple occupants. Once inside, he uses a sawn-off shotgun, cable ties and extreme violence in order to force the home owners into giving up their valuables.Video: Terror of one of The Night Watcher’s victims Night Watcher burglary CCTV shows an armed person in Maidenhead Among the items stolen were a £400,000 diamond tiara and an emerald ring given by Charles II to Louise de Kerouaille, his mistress.Police believe the first raid took place in November 2014, when two women were attacked in their home near Kingswood Golf Club in Surrey and needed treatment in hospital. The Night Watcher is captured on CCTV footage in Maidenhead, BerkshireCredit:Surrey Police/PA Some of the family heirlooms stolen during the burglaries Detectives said the extraordinary degree of planning and preparation that goes into each raid suggested he has undergone some form of military training, and have not ruled out that he could be a serving soldier. An 1820 diamond tiara, worth in the region of £400,000 stolen in the break-in at Goodwood HouseCredit:Sussex Police/Solent News & Photo Agency Night Watcher burglary High-value items taken from some of the wealthy homes raided by the Night WatcherCredit:Surrey Police/PA After being bound and gagged, he and his wife lay injured for two hours before a staff member found them and alerted the police. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more