MIAMI (AP):Miami jumped a slow-starting and inaccurate Dallas to set up a 106-82 win against the Mavericks on Friday, moving within one game of the lead in the NBA Southeast Division.Hassan Whiteside had 25 points and 19 rebounds for the Heat, who were without an ill Dwyane Wade early but still dominated.Elsewhere, Toronto rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Charlotte, and Chicago blew a big lead before steadying and beating New York.Miami’s Gerald Green added 19 points off the bench for Miami, who were forced to adjust their starting lineup shortly before tip-off when Wade was stricken by flu-like symptoms. Wade got some intravenous fluids and checked in early in the second quarter, just his 10th time playing off the bench in his 13-year career.Whiteside made 12 of 16 shots, and the Heat enjoyed their biggest victory margin of the season.Dallas had only 10 points in the first quarter – their lowest for any period this season – and shot just 36 percent for the game, compared to 56 percent for Miami.Zaza Pachulia’s 14 points and 13 rebounds was best for the Mavericks, who had won their previous four games.Toronto came from seven points down after three quarters to defeat Charlotte 104-94.DeMar DeRozan had 23 points and Kyle Lowry added 18 points and 11 assists for the Raptors.Kemba Walker had 18 points for the Hornets.Chicago blew a 17-point lead before pulling away again in the final quarter to beat New York 108-81.Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, and Nikola Mirotic had 17 points and seven assists for the Bulls, who won comfortably despite Derrick Rose missing a second straight game with hamstring tendonitis.Carmelo Anthony scored 20 for New York, who have dropped five of six.Washington beat Orlando for the 11th straight time, with John Wall contributing 24 points with 13 assists toward a 103-91 victory.Los Angeles’ Lou Williams scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter against his former team to guide the Lakers to a 93-84 win against Philadelphia in a match of the league’s two worst teams.
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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) celebrates with guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, California— Kyle Lowry had 23 points and 12 assists to lead a balanced Toronto offense while leading scorer Kawhi Leonard sat out, Serge Ibaka added 20 points and the Raptors dominated Golden State from the start, routing the Warriors 113-93 on Wednesday night to complete a season sweep.Danny Green scored 15 points, Pascal Siakam had 13 and Fred VanVleet added 10 to help the Raptors improve to an NBA-best 23-7, matching the best start in franchise history.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments It was Toronto’s first win in Oakland since Feb. 8, 2004.The Raptors beat the Warriors in overtime earlier this season behind a season-high 37 points from Leonard. Golden State didn’t have Stephen Curry or Draymond Green for that game, but both were back for the rematch while Leonard sat out.It hardly mattered.Toronto led by 18 in the first half and was up 93-67 early in the fourth following a three-point play by Greg Monroe. Warriors coach Steve Kerr benched his starters midway through the fourth as the Oracle Arena crowd filed for the exits.Curry scored 10 points on 3-of-12 shooting. Green was 1 for 5 and finished with two points as Golden State went 6 for 26 on 3-pointers.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia TIP-INSRaptors: Toronto went 4-0 in California this season for the first time in franchise history. … Lowry’s double-double was his 100th with Toronto. … Green picked up a technical foul less than four minutes into the first quarter. … VanVleet (back) started after being questionable before the game.Warriors: Andre Iguodala sat out a second straight game with a hip injury sustained during warmups Monday. Kerr said Iguodala is day to day but added the team is taking a cautious approach. … Kerr said there is no new update on DeMarcus Cousins but left open the possibility that the All-Star center could practice again with the G-League team in Santa Cruz.UP NEXTRaptors: Play at Portland on Friday.Warriors: Play at Sacramento on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum They did it despite not having Leonard for a second consecutive night. Toronto’s star forward has a sore right hip and was questionable before the game before being ruled out less than 30 minutes before tip-off.The Raptors also lost 7-foot center Jonas Valanciunas to a dislocated left thumb in the first half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissKevin Durant had 30 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Golden State. The Warriors had won four straight heading into a much-anticipated showdown between two teams many expect to reach the NBA Finals.Despite playing the second half of a back-to-back following a 123-99 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, Toronto appeared to be the fresher team. The Raptors repeatedly beat the sluggish Warriors to loose balls and outrebounded the two-time defending champs 48-40. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rodney Hood’s late basket sends Cavs past Knicks
After a run of 10 wins and one draw in 11 games since Solskjaer replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho in December, defeat is a reality check for United’s revival and they have a mountain to climb when the sides meet again for the second leg on March 6.The English giants will also have to cope without Paul Pogba in three weeks’ time as he was sent off for two yellow cards a minute from time to round off a terrible night for the hosts.The French champions have bowed out in the last 16 in each of the past two seasons to Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.Yet, for all the positivity of United’s return to form in the past two months, they remain 14 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and Liverpool and the big rebuilding job required to make the three-time European champions contenders again for this competition was laid bare.PSG showed they still retain plenty of world class talent despite their big name absentees as United struggled to contain the slick passing of Thomas Tuchel’s men in midfield and the pace of Mbappe in attack.Angel di Maria was roundly booed by the home support on his return to Old Trafford after an unhappy one-season spell with United after signing for a then club record £60 million in 2014.The Argentine nearly silenced his detractors with a dipping shot that flew just wide six minutes in.PSG have struggled on the road in the Champions League against elite opposition but showed little sign of nerves as they stroked the ball around confidently.– Injuries disrupt United –Anthony Martial was also forced to come off with an injury and Juan Mata came on to replace the FrenchmanHowever, it was when given the chance to counter-attack and use Mbappe’s speed they looked most dangerous.The 20-year-old World Cup winner slotted a huge chance wide on the half hour mark, although Mbappe would likely have been ruled offside by VAR, on its introduction to the Champions League, even if he had found the net.For all PSG’s injury problems, a double blow also rocked United in the seconds before half-time and at the break as Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial limped off to be replaced by Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata.The home side never recovered their composure as PSG produced a stunning second-half display to all but book their place in the last eight despite David de Gea’s best efforts.Mbappe had the first chance when his header was turned behind by the Spanish goalkeeper.But from the resulting corner, Kimpembe was left completely unmarked to side-foot home from point-blank range.A brilliant team goal doubled United’s trouble soon after when Mbappe was again too quick for Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly to meet Di Maria’s low cross.Thereafter only De Gea stood in the visitors’ way as he stayed big to block Mbappe’s attempted chip as he bore down on goal again before Juan Bernat’s rising drive was then diverted wide.Any hope of a United comeback in Paris suffered another huge blow when Pogba was dismissed late on for catching Dani Alves with a raised boot.PSG suffered the biggest collapse in Champions League history when Barcelona overturned a 4-0 first leg deficit to win the return leg 6-1 at this stage two seasons ago.However, on this occasion PSG have done the hard work on the road making a similar comeback at the Parc des Princes even more unlikely.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The deadly forward timed his run to perfection and showed brilliant composure to slot the finish home. Photo/DAILY MAILMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 13 – Paris Saint-Germain made light of an injury crisis to inflict Manchester United’s first defeat under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 2-0 win at Old Trafford on Tuesday to take a huge step towards the Champions League quarter-finals.Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe struck in a seven-minute spell just before the hour mark as PSG displayed their credentials to finally become champions of Europe for the first time, especially once they get the world’s most expensive player Neymar and Edinson Cavani back from injury.
Lisa BurkittLisa Burkitt is a former producer and presenter on Highland Radio. Her first novel; The Memory of Scent, was published earlier this year and she is also published in an anthology of short stories; Best Paris Stories. She is currently working on her second novel.This is her Donegal:What is your favourite place in Donegal and why? The back strand on Rutland Island. Generations of my grandmother’s line (the ‘Buckie’ Boyles) came from Rutland so it has a huge pull on me…apart from the fact that it is a stunning beach.If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?I don’t think it is necessarily a Donegal thing – but it is the random dumping. You can come across it on beaches, forests, the side of the road. Anything from take-away packaging, to mattresses, and everything in between. Nothing kills the beauty of a Donegal scenic view, than a discarded fridge.Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why? I have an uncle, who is a priest (Fr. PJ McGlinchey) and who headed off to Korea as a very young man in the 1950s. Over the decades, and through practical hands-on initiatives (many of which he culled from Donegal ideas) he transformed hundreds and hundreds of lives from poverty to sustainability. He brought looms from Donegal and taught the women how to weave; he imported sows and distributed piglets to families; he transferred the idea of the Co-operative from his home county to his adopted country. He is not ‘in’ Donegal, but ‘of’ Donegal.Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Oh No…this is like Sophie’s choice!! Given my aforementioned connection with the area – I have a soft spot for Rosses folk, so this is like choosing between two of my kin!What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?….and that song immediately pops into my head! You know the one…where he’s sitting on a beach in Lanzarote? It did the rounds for a bit. You might have missed it. What was Donegal’s saddest moment?To me, there is always something terribly tragic about losses at sea – and the Arranmore tragedy in 1935 was especially poignant. 19 victims, 17 coffins, countless families ripped through. It must still reverberate.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Turf. Not exclusive to Donegal, I know, but it makes you think of home fires. Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?I immediately thought of Clannad. Many years ago, I was living in Paris and I saw a poster that they were playing at a small venue there, so I went along. The effect that they had on the audience, just made me proud to be from Donegal. They brought this effortless, authentic sound, and you could almost feel the scree of Errigal underfoot. They brought Donegal, and the crowd loved it. This was one venue, in one city, in one country and I am sure it was replicated everywhere they went. Altan do this as well – in fact, any Donegal musician who picks up an instrument and makes people connect with them and their sense of place, is an ambassador.Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?The late Hugh Greene was an example of common sense, vision, resilience and adaptability. Though his success came in New Zealand, he never lost his ties with Donegal. It takes guts to run a business…and in this climate, anyone who is surviving – is succeeding.Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?I remember at the time, hearing about Danny McDaid training for the Olympics between his postal rounds (and often during). It was the first time I ever really considered the dedication required of sports people.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?I want to say that I haven’t found it yet – because that gives me the excuse to keep experimenting and trying out new places. There are so many good restaurants around the county. For the best quiche – the coffee shop at Alcorn’s Garden Centre; for a good, well-cooked menu in a small establishment – Belle’s Bistro in Rathmullan; for a great, fresh selection of fish – Harry’s in Bridgend; for lovely home bakes in a nice atmosphere – the Starfish café in Dunfanaghy. And I find myself in the Yellow Pepper in Letterkenny a lot; Pat’s on the Square always worth a visit; Any pub that has good Guinness and serves a nice plate of smoked salmon and brown bread or bowl of mussels….I think I eat out too much.Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?I am rooting for the golden eagles. They have fallen once to man’s deliberate eradication of them from the county and it would be a shame if the same thing was allowed to happen again in this century.Your nomination for Donegal’s most stylish person?I’m afraid I have had to think long and hard about this one. The former Minister James McDaid represented us well in the sartorial stakes. Noel Cunningham cannot but spring to mind – as you know that he puts a unique stamp on how he pulls himself together. But for effortless style that makes you turn your head in appreciation….ummmmm He or she is definitely out there….I’ll just have to think a little longer about it.What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?‘Don’t cut the branch you’re sitting on’….courtesy of a lovely woman in Fanad, who has a raft of them, that I keep meaning to write down.Will Donegal win the All Ireland next year?There is no reason why they shouldn’t. And we’ll get to hear that song again, and again.What is your favourite Donegal food?Rathmullan House does a delicious Crab Linguine with crab from Ward Seafood of Burtonport.Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?I am not convinced about wind farms, and would hate to see these giant turbines creeping across our skyline. ‘Wind energy’ sounds harmless, but we are implanting chunks of high-tech metal into our landscape.If you had a million euro to spend on improving something in Donegal, what would it be?A million euro would not go next nor near addressing the transport network which is so desperately needed for this county…so the next best thing is to put it towards that wall that the Goat’s Don’t Shave once sang about.MY DONEGAL – WITH LISA BURKITT was last modified: December 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:MY DONEGAL – WITH LISA BURKITT
Kelly’s Centra have been awarded with a SILVER MEDAL at the National Convenience Store awards ceremony which was held earlier this week.It’s yet more recognition for a business that has established itself as one of the best convenience stores not only locally but also nationally.With over 500 entrants, a rigorous elimination process was used to narrow down those nominated for the best convenience store in Ireland. Martin Kelly admitted that the fact they placed 2nd in the entire country is unbelievable acknowledgment and recognition for all the staff and management for their effortsMartin Kelly told Donegal Daily, “We are regular industry award winners and it’s our goal to be the very best we can every single day.“We strive for that because we pride ourselves on our customer service excellence.KELLY’S CENTRA MOUNTAIN TOP NAMED SECOND BEST CONVENIENCE STORE IN IRELAND was last modified: November 28th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:awardbusinessesFeaturesKelly’s CentraMountain Topnews
1 Andrea Belotti celebrates for Torino Manchester United target Andrea Belotti will not be sold to an Italian club, according to Torino president Urbano Cairo. The striker has been in stunning form this season and he is currently the top scorer in Serie A with 25 goals.Manchester United are now very interested in securing the services of the Italian international, as are the likes of Bayern Munich and Juventus.But Cairo has revealed Belotti will only be sold abroad as his £84m release-clause only applies to foreign clubs.“It’s the right value, I think,” Cairo told Gazzetta dello Sport.“And it’s only for foreigners. In Italy there is no clause and do you know why? Because I won’t sell Belotti [in Italy]. “Another year at Torino and another 30 goals will be good for him and for us.”
INDIANAPOLIS — Mike Mayock emphasized multiple times Wednesday that the Raiders have too many holes on their team to put just one or two positions atop their offseason priority list.“We’ve got 10 picks, and we value all of them,” Mayock said. “We need to hit on a high, high percentage. We’ve got more needs than I can even tell you about right now.”Wide receiver, running back, offensive line, possibly tight end, defensive end, linebacker, safety, maybe more.The Raiders’ bevy of needs may lead …
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30 May 2014 The government will continue to improve its incentive scheme for South Africa’s film and television industry, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said at a meeting with members of the industry on Thursday. Davies said the film industry had demonstrated that it had the capacity to contribute significantly to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). “It’s for that reason that we have been working to continuously improve the film incentive. A baseline study by the National Film and Video Foundation said that the film sector contributed R3.5-billion to South Africa’s GDP,” he said. “It created more than 25 000 full-time jobs. That is a significant number of jobs and a significant contribution to the GDP.” Davies noted that a beefing up of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI’s) film and TV incentive scheme in 2008 had shown impressive results. From its inception in 2004 through to 2008, the scheme supported 49 productions, whereas between 2008 and 2013 it supported 398 projects. Of these, 256 were South African productions, 77 were co-productions (with other countries), and 65 were foreign productions.Improving the scheme While this was good news, Davies said, there was still room for improvement – hence the department’s continued engagement with the industry. “There are a few features of the current rebate we need to [look at]. We have to have an incentive that is competitive with what exists around the world. We need to be frank about the fact that we are a small, developing economy.” Being competitive was important not only in monetary terms but also in terms of “the certainty and reliability of the scheme, so that when filmmakers come, they know that it’s not just a vague promise that is made to them but it is a certainty,” he said. The scheme also needed to be continuously improved in line with what was happening in the industry, both domestically and abroad. “It’s about making adaptations when they are necessary.”‘More than just a good location’ South Africa, Davies said, should be seen as more than just a good location for films. “We still have that, but I think we need to make it clear to the world that we’ve moved on to things like the ability to provide a world-class film studio in Cape Town. Also, companies are moving into the production of animated films, which are particularly popular. [We] also have the ability to produce the industrial materials that go into the construction of sets.” Davies added that the department was looking into the issue of supporting smaller black film makers. “It’s something under active consideration. We are looking at how we can address that concern.” Filmmaker Eric Miyeni and Film Afrika representative Rudi van As, who attended the meeting, described the DTI’s rebate as a “lifeblood for the South African film and television industry, which is regarded as being very efficient”. “Unlike some incentive schemes out there, it is reliable. This allows filmmakers to predict accurately how much their rebate amount will be and that it will materialise,” said Van As. Source: SAnews.gov.za
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Yesterday, Ohio’s commodity groups penned a joint letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue, asking for previsions to allow planting and normal harvest, including making silage and baleage, and grazing of forage crops/cover crops on prevent plant acreage for 2019 without penalty and without date restrictions. They also asked the Secretary to allow harvest, that includes making silage and baleage, and grazing of forages on CRP ground and all eligible acres for 2019 without penalty and date restrictions.These groups also met with Director Pelanda at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Leonard Hubert, Ohio State Executive Director of USDA Farm Service Agency and Governor DeWine’s staff to discuss how and when a Secretarial Disaster Declaration can be made and what benefit it might provide to our farmers who have been affected by the most challenging planting season on record. Here is the letter.Dear Secretary Perdue: The planting struggles taking place in Ohio this year are well documented. As representatives of Ohio’s agricultural community we are appreciative of the attention that this issue is being given, but we would implore you to provide even clearer guidance on what our farmers can expect long term while also addressing short term solutions that may provide needed relief.Because eligibility for trade assistance payments hinges on plantings in 2019, farmers are having to consider not only potential returns from late-planted crops, but also trade assistance payments, potential disaster aid and prevent plant coverage under crop insurance. Many of our farmers across the state are uncertain how to proceed and are requesting more details so they can make informed business decisions. We fully support the additional questions raised from our respective national organizations as well and ask for additional clarity as soon as possible.With Ohio at 50% planted corn and 32% planted soybeans as of the June 10th planting report, it is a stark reminder of the historical planting struggles being faced by so many farmers. Unfortunately, it is not just an issue of short-term planting struggles, but we also wanted to bring to your attention to the rapidly emerging livestock feed crisis for farmers across many parts of Ohio. Our dairy and livestock sectors are reporting a very serious forage and feed shortage for this year due to: • Significant hay winterkill this winter.• In areas that weren’t winterkilled, there has been very poor harvest conditions over the last several weeks during the normal window for 1st cutting hay harvest, and much of that is now past its peak quality and still unharvested.• Many of those same farms that lost or can’t harvest their hay due to excessive rain, also can’t plant corn for silage, oats, or other feed crops, and many of those acres will likely be prevented plant.Significant acres of corn potentially will be prevented plant this year. This presents both an economic as well as a conservation issue. As our farmers have worked diligently to incorporate conservation practices on their fields, leaving these acres bare could marginalize their good work by creating a scenario of increased sediment and nutrient run-off. A solution to address both the livestock feed and environmental challenges is that many of those prevented plant crop acres could be planted to forages for harvest. However, administrative action is needed to allow this to happen. We are asking you to make the following provisions, immediately:• Allow planting and normal harvest, that includes making silage and baleage, and grazing of forage crops/cover crops on prevent plant acreage for 2019 without penalty and without date restrictions.• Allow harvest, that includes making silage and baleage, and grazing of forages on CRP ground and all eligible acres for 2019 without penalty and date restrictions. We are not asking for a permanent change but rather a one-time allowance due to the unprecedented weather challenges dairy and livestock farmers are facing across Ohio.Thank you for your consideration. This is a very time sensitive issue, and needs immediate attention, as farmers across our state are facing some of the most significant challenges they have endured in their entire farming careers. We are proud of the multi-generational history of Ohio agriculture and ask you to stand with us during their trying times.Elizabeth Harsh, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association.Tadd Nicholson, Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers AssociationScott Higgins, Ohio Dairy Producers AssociationAdam Sharp, Ohio Farm Bureau FederationBryan Humphreys, Ohio Pork ProducersJim Chakeres, Ohio Poultry AssociationKirk Merritt, Ohio Soybean AssociationChristopher Henney, Ohio AgriBusiness AssociationRoger High, Ohio Sheep Improvement Association