Donegal Town woman is crowned Donegal Rose 2019

first_imgDonegal Town woman Chloe Kennedy has been chosen at the Donegal Rose for this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival.The announcement was made last night at an exciting selection event in the Abbey Hotel.Twelve young women were interviewed for the role, but it was Chloe who emerged as the winner to follow in the footsteps of 2018 Donegal Rose Niamh Duggan. Reigning Rose of Tralee Kirsten Maher was the special guest at the selection night, which was held in association with R Mc Cullagh Jewellers.Chloe will be guaranteed an interview with Daithi O Se in the Dome this August as the Rose of Tralee International Festival celebrates the 60th Anniversary.It’s a big weekend for the Kennedy family, as Chloe’s father Pauric, the Mayor of Donegal Town, is also contesting in the local elections. Donegal Town woman is crowned Donegal Rose 2019 was last modified: May 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Donegal RoseRose of Traleelast_img read more

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Chelsea can topple Man City

first_imgChelsea were excellent on Tuesday night and successive 3-0 victories will hopefully be the kick-start to their season after a miserable couple of weeks.With the demise of the Manchester sides from the Champions League we are asking who will go the furthest out of the English clubs and bet 4/6 Chelsea v 11/10 Arsenal.But how far do you think Chelsea can go? We bet:7/4 to go out in last 169/4 to out in last 87/2 to be beaten semi-finalists8/1 to be runners-up10/1 to winThe big game in the Premier League is at the Bridge on Monday night when leaders Manchester City visit and we make Chelsea our 7/5 favourites with City 2/1 and the draw 12/5.City were fortunate to get a point at Anfield but they have stuck five past Spurs and six past United on the road this term and I’m not convinced that 2/1 will last.Can striker Johnson help Fulham return to winning ways?Fulham were outstanding against Liverpool on Monday. They may be without Danny Murphy in Wales but I think Swansea could be in freefall and I would be disappointed if Martin Jol’s side don’t pick up at least a point at the weekend.The Swans are 13/8 with Fulham 7/4 and the draw 11/5.Bobby Zamora was the one player who looked out of sorts against Liverpool and it would be no surprise to see Andrew Johnson back in the starting line-up.Moussa Dembele is 8/1 to net the opener with Clint Dempsey 7s and I think Fulham will score goals despite the hosts’ excellent defensive record and fancy a 3-1 win at 22/1.QPR (10/1) travel to Anfield to face a Liverpool side (1/3) smarting after their defeat at Craven Cottage and with a modest record in front of their home fans.Luis Suarez is 16/5 to score first and odds-on at 17/20 to break his current barren spell in front of goal.As a lifelong Evertonian, Joey Barton will come in for more stick than normal and is 11/4 to receive a yellow card during the 90 minutes.The two other promoted sides, Swansea and Norwich, both got a point at Anfield and if Neil Warnock’s side can weather the early storm it will not be as easy as the odds suggest, with the natives sure to get restless.Yes, Liverpool are going to give someone a hiding soon – but not necessarily the R’s.Follow West London Sport on Twitterlast_img read more

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Handling cover crops in a challenging spring

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Nathan Long and Jim Case, who farm in Delaware County, have learned to expect great things when planting into a cover crop.“Our soil structure and drainage have definitely improved. We see a lot more water percolation through the ground. We were doing this in the 50s and 60s when I was growing up and we had livestock and a nice rotation,” Case said. “We have gotten away from that and the soil structure has suffered. The microbial activity with the cover crops really helps and we are getting a better more uniform seedbed. Then we have a mat of organic matter that holds moisture through the summer.”In the spring, for planting, they typically kill off the cover crop if it is not already dead.“If you’re going to plant into it green I would expect the cover crop to pull up the excess moisture we’ve had this spring. The top six inches of tilth from the roots will let the planter run easier and it will close up easier. You don’t have to work the ground to a powder to plant,” Long said. “All of our stuff has been killed this spring, and we have been no-tilling for awhile. The soil structure is there, though, so it drains off well. With a cover crop, the organic matter forms a sponge and when you drive over it, it will come right back.”Long and Case typically use cereal rye on corn stalks going to soybeans and annual rye on the soybean stalks going into corn for the improved carbon to nitrogen ratio. “We have tried other mixes too. We used radishes, clover, and cereal rye last year and it formed a nice thick mat all winter and now there is less residue then some tilled fields,” Long said. “We have not really had any disasters. Timing is everything.”This year, though, the persistent rains and cool temperatures led to some tough cover crop situations in different parts of the state. In some of the worst situations, the cover crops (most notably cereal rye and annual ryegrass) got too tall because field conditions did not allow a timely spray application. Planting into tall living cover crops is an option for soybeans but is less appealing for planting corn.In some fields, the cover crop was sprayed and killed prior to planting corn, but then it rained and the cool temperatures left an un-plantable muddy mess with the dead cover crop holding in the moisture rather than helping dry the field. Glenn Harsh, who also farms in Delaware County, found himself in a similar situation this spring.“If it gets tall and you kill it, you can have a problem if it gets wet. I crossed my fingers and in my situation the cover crop hadn’t completely died and took up enough water to let me get in,” Harsh said. “The first day I went to plant, it was still wet, but I got away with planting because the roots are so fibrous and the slot closes easier.”Other dead cover crop/wet field situations have been addressed with some shallow vertical tillage (for example a Great Plains Turbo Max). One such field was tilled after waiting to dry when conditions finally warmed up. After the tillage pass, the field sat for a day before planting the corn.There are a myriad of ways to manage cover crops, but two keys to success with these challenging situations, though, seem to be cooperative weather and the patience to wait for it.last_img read more

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iBooks Refresh Makes It Easier to Tweet “50 Shades” Passages

first_imgTags:#Apple#iBooks#ibooks author#iPad john paul titlow Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts Apple’s eBook platform for iOS is getting its first significant update in nine months. iBooks 3.0 will arrive in the App Store later today, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced this morning at the event where Apple’s new iPad Mini was introduced.The new iBooks app will feature better integration with iCloud, continuous scrolling and support for dozens of new languages. Apple is also whittling away at its own walled garden a little bit by letting readers share passages via Facebook and Twitter.Apple has been baking social networks more deeply into its operating systems, and this update is a nice touch. The inability to share short excerpts with friends was a palpable shortcoming in iBooks until today.It’s not just eBook readers that are getting new features today. Apple is also pushing out a new version of iBooks Author, the drag-and-drop publishing tool used to create books for the iBookstore. iBooks Author features new templates and embeddable fonts. A new push in education In January, Apple took aim at the education market when it launched iBooks 2 and started offering digital textbooks in the iBookstore. While iBooks 3 is a more subtle update, Apple is emphasizing the growing role iPads play in education and has some numbers to tout. The iBooks platform now covers 80% of the core curriculum in U.S. high schools and more than 2,500 classrooms are using iBooks textbooks, Cook said. Apple also addressed one common criticism about the iPad’s viability in the classroom this morning: the price. Alongside the fourth generation iPad, the company unveiled the iPad Mini, a $329 tablet with a 7.9-inch display.The lower price point will make the iPad Mini an attractive option for cash-strapped school districts, while also pushing the competition in a way that is sure to impact the tablet market overall. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Resource Discovery| The National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s School Personnel Resources

first_imgBy: David Sexton, Jr.The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is an organization dedicated to expanding access to treatment services for children and adolescents who have suffered traumatic events. In order to accomplish this mission, the NCTSN is involved in several initiatives to raise awareness on the impact of trauma on this population, develop services and evidence-based practice to improve the standard of treatment, and provide resources for professionals, parents, and the nation to utilize in their efforts to help children and adolescents “change the course of their lives by changing the course of their care”. This organization works with established systems of care, including health, legal, school, and military family services, to ensure that needed care is available and provided through a comprehensive range of channels.Perhaps some of the most valuable information provided by the NCTSN can be found on their Resources for School Personnel page. One of the advantages of this network’s resources is that they are organized in multiple ways, including by topic and audience. This not only improves the usability of the website for individuals of various backgrounds but also provides individuals who may not be sure where to start looking for resources with a starting point. For example, school personnel are likely to be less knowledgeable about the effects of trauma and methods for addressing it than individuals whose careers are dedicated to mental health. In the aftermath of a crisis, school personnel may be unsure of ways to help students cope with the trauma and how to re-establish a sense of safety within the school.The 3 R’s: Readiness, Response, and RecoveryThis page, in particular, can act as a guide for school personnel to think about and prepare for traumatic events that may occur on school grounds. Readiness offers tips to ensure the school is prepared to deal with a traumatic event, such as partnering with local law enforcement. Response describes ways to respond to student distress, including tips on providing psychological first aid to re-establish the “protective shield” adults represent to the students as well as mitigate fears of the danger encountered occurring again. Recovery focuses on returning the school to a state of safety and equilibrium following a crisis.The Resources for School Personnel page includes several other sections, focusing on explaining the effects of trauma, types of trauma that may affect school systems, and even a trauma toolkit to help educators which can potentially act as a guide for school personnel facing the unknown challenges of a crisis on campus.Further ResourcesJoin the MFLN Family Development team on March 22nd, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. for a free webinar presented by Dr. Lauren Marlotte which addresses three types of violence affecting children and adolescents: bullying, teen dating violence, and school shootings. Lauren Marlotte, Psy.D., Lauren Marlotte, Psy.D., is the Assistant Director of Training for the Division of Population Behavioral Health and Nathanson Family Resilience Center at the University of California Los Angeles.  She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychology.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her doctorate from the University of La Verne, where she studied clinical and community psychology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she specialized in working with adolescents and their families. Her work specializes in prevention, stress, trauma, and resilience.If it’s too late for you to join us in person, don’t despair! Our webinars are recorded for viewing at any time on our website and YouTube and CEUs are available for one year after the live event!The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

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The Hustler’s Playbook: Stop Being Passive and Stop Settling

first_imgThe non-hustler is passive. The world is acting upon them; they are not acting upon the world. This passivity causes them to wait. It also prevents them from taking matters into their own hands, leaving them to drift, to go where they are pushed or pulled instead of charting their own course.This isn’t meant as criticism. As we go through life, we are infected with a certain set of beliefs, most of which are horribly debilitating and disempowering. The non-hustler doesn’t intentionally decide that they are going to produce mediocre results and settle for a life that is far less than it could be; they just pick up the non-hustler infections.They pick up the belief that there are people who have wealth, and people that don’t, and there is nothing that there can personally do to improve their financial outcomes. They pick up the belief that some people have less because others have more, and that this is some immutable law of the universe that applies to all from birth.The non-hustler also picks up the belief that the world is acting upon them, and that not much of what happens to them is within their control. Their lot in life is the fault of the stars. The circumstances of their birth are to blame for their current situation. Their lack of education prevents them from being anything other than what they are now. They will tell you that the government is holding them back, even though the parties trade power every 4 or 8 years and their situation has never improved.The media provides distractions and excuses for the non-hustler. It equips them with a narrative that explains the world in a way that absolves them of responsibility for their own happiness and their own success. You can easily see the narrative by what they share on social media, and how they talk about all the reasons they can’t be more, do more, have more, and contribute more. Were what they believe true, there wouldn’t be nearly so much evidence to the contrary. The non-hustler has been lulled into settling, and now is complacent and apathetic.The hustler, however, is the captain and commander of their life. They refuse to accept any beliefs that would limit their potential, and they aren’t willing to settle for a life that isn’t of their own design.Your success and your happiness are dependent upon what you choose to believe, and your willingness to take action to create the life you want.If this makes you uncomfortable, then you should read it every day for the next 90 days.last_img read more

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Isaiah Thomas could be playing for Cavaliers next week

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “When that time comes to where I’ll be out there, I’m sure everybody is going to know and I’ll be out there playing the way I’ve always played,” said Thomas, who hosted a holiday party for some area kids at the team’s training facility. “I’m just trying to get as close as 100 percent as possible and to be out there to be special. Not just to be out there and be another body. However long that takes — it might be next week, it might be a week after that. We don’t know and we’re really not trying to put a date on it because it just depends on how my recovery is.“I’m ramping up my workouts, but at the same time it’s how I feel the next day, and it’s getting lighter and lighter, which is a good sign.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThomas is as close as ever to making his debut with Cleveland, which acquired him last summer in the blockbuster trade that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston. Since training camp opened, the Cavs’ timeline for Thomas was for him to be playing games by the end of December.That now seems possible. The Cavs, who have won 18 of 20, host Chicago on Thursday and are expected to practice twice before their Christmas Day matchup against the Golden State Warriors, whom they’ve met in three straight Finals. Turkey seeks jail term for Enes Kanter for insulting Erdogan Cleveland has games in Sacramento and Utah next week before returning home on Jan. 2 against Portland. The next day, the Cavs will play in Boston, where Thomas spent more than two seasons and where he hoped to play longer before being traded.Since the deal, Thomas has talked about being motivated to show the Celtics they were wrong to let him go.Although he has not suited up for the Cavs, Thomas has been embraced by the city’s fans. As a way of giving thanks for their support, he teamed with World Vision — a humanitarian aid organization he has partnered with for seven years — to host children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland at the party.“The biggest thing is just putting smiles on these kids’ faces,” said Thomas, who played basketball and video games. “You really don’t know what they’re going through or what they don’t have. It’s about having fun today.”Thomas said he has been touched by the warm welcome he’s gotten in Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues “It’s genuine,” he said. “I just like giving back no matter where I am. That’s just who I am and that’s what I’ve always been about, so I just try to reach kids and touch kids and show kids I’m just like them. I’ve come from a similar background and especially in the holiday season, it’s about making others happy and putting smiles on other people’s faces.”The 5-foot-9 Thomas blended in easily with the kids, some of whom weren’t much smaller than him. At one point, he joined a game of “knockout” and was quickly eliminated.“I expected that,” he said. “Every time I play knockout with kids they try their hardest to beat me and I always seem to lose. That wasn’t my first loss.” View comments AP FILE PHOTOINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Isaiah Thomas played Santa Claus on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time). Soon, he’ll be playing point guard for the Cavaliers.Thomas said he could be on the floor in games as early as next week for Cleveland after being sidelined with a hip injury that knocked him out of last season’s playoffs. Thomas has progressed to the point where he will be scrimmaging 5 on 5 in the next few days with the possibility of playing in games with the Cavs before the year ends.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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LeBron, Cavs win 12th straight at home, 115-112 over Bulls

first_imgBI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bulls: Bulls: G Zach LaVine (left knee) and G Cameron Payne (right foot) have yet to play this season and remain out. … Dropped to 3-13 on the road. … Valentine, who has stepped up his game lately, made three consecutive 3-pointers early in the third. … Chicago attempted just one free throw in the first half.Cavaliers: Cleveland has made at least 10 3-pointers in a franchise-record 22 straight games. … James became the first player to appear in 800 games for Cleveland. … Smith’s knee flared up following the morning shootaround and he was kept out as a precaution. … G Derrick Rose still isn’t ready to return to the floor after being sidelined with an ankle injury that had him evaluating his future. Lue said Rose is doing some light workouts, but “nothing too fast right now as far as on the court. But his spirits are great, great having him back. Just the most important part, just getting him back healthy.”UP NEXTBulls: Continue three-game trip at Boston on Saturday. Chicago beat the Celtics 108-85 at home on Dec. 11.Cavaliers: Visit Golden State on Christmas in a holiday rematch of the last three NBA Finals. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Cavs coach Tyronn Lue missed the game with an undisclosed illness. Assistant coach Larry Drew filled in for Lue, who conducted his usual media session about 90 minutes before tip-off and was in Cleveland’s locker room before the team announced he was sick.That wasn’t the only news during a hectic pregame for the Cavs as starting guard J.R. Smith was a late scratch with a sore left knee and Thomas took the floor dressed in his uniform and participated in pregame warmups with his teammates for the first time since arriving in Cleveland.Earlier in the day, Thomas was assigned to the Cavs’ Canton G-League affiliate so he could practice and take part in a full-court scrimmage. There’s still no definitive date for Thomas to make his debut with Cleveland, but he’s closer than ever.Lue did rule Thomas out of Monday’s Christmas Day marquee matchup with Golden State, but it’s possible the 28-year-old All-Star, who was acquired this summer in a blockbuster trade with Boston, could play next week when the team plays at Sacramento and Utah.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) drives to the basket past Chicago Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen (24), from Finland, durign the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 34 points, Kevin Love added 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their 12th straight home game, 115-112 over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night as injured point guard Isaiah Thomas moved even closer to his return.James had 11 points in the fourth quarter and dropped a pair of free throws with 11.1 seconds left as the Cavs won for the 19th time in 21 games and ended Chicago’s seven-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT Cavaliers assign Isaiah Thomas to G-League team to practice With Cleveland’s Jae Crowder guarding him closely, Chicago’s Denzel Valentine was short with a tying 3-pointer in the final second.Dwyane Wade had three steals and two blocks in the fourth quarter for Cleveland, which improved to 3-0 against the Bulls this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRookie Lauri Markkanen scored 25 points, Valentine had 18 and Nikola Mirotic 15 for the Bulls, who lost for the first time since Dec. 6. Chicago’s win streak followed a 10-game losing skid.The Bulls battled back from a 10-point deficit early in the fourth and were within four at 111-107 when James, who has been so clutch in the fourth quarter all season, sank a fadeaway baseline jumper. Chicago pulled to 113-112 on Valentine’s layup before James made his two free throws and Cleveland got the key defensive stop to end it. Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

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Loaded enough?

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Rain or Shine will provide an early gauge for the KaTropa, having an abundance of size in Raymond Almazan, Jewel Ponferada and Beau Belga and an explosive backcourt made up of Maverick Ahanmisi and Jericho Cruz.“They played very well in the preseason,” Racela said. “They will definitely be a handful.”Meanwhile, Meralco debuts against Blackwater in the 4:15 p.m. opener. Read Next View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Busy 2018 for volleyball The KaTropa get a chance to measure themselves early as they make their Philippine Cup debut on Friday, clashing with Rain or Shine at 7 p.m. at Cuneta Astrodome.TNT’s core has added a year’s experience and management has brought in some more help in the middle by tapping Norbert Torres.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd the question that continues to pop into everyone’s minds is: Would that be enough to finally bring down defending three-time champion San Miguel Beer and rising powerhouse Barangay Ginebra?“For sure, what we have (this season) is an upgrade from the previous one,” coach Nash Racela told the Inquirer after practice on Thursday, referring to the lineup that bowed out in the Final Four last season. MOST READ 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities “But then again, when you look at the whole league, every team got stronger.“I’m sure it (our lineup) is still not enough,” Racela added when asked if the KaTropa could match up man-for-man with the Beermen and the Gin Kings. “But that has been our story, even if we’re underdogs, we try and find ways to win.”Troy Rosario and RR Pogoy, the top rookies in the last two years, tucked not only another year of pro experience under their belts but international action as well as mainstays of the Gilas Pilipinas crew.How they fare will obviously tell on the KaTropa’s chances as TNT comes into another season with point guard Jayson Castro as its franchise player.TNT has one of the oldest cores in the league with Ryan Reyes, Kelly Williams and Harvey Carey, that’s why the arrival of the 6-foot-6 Torres comes as a whiff of fresh air as the former La Salle center in the UAAP can help with the chores in the shaded lane.ADVERTISEMENT As one of the traditional heavyweights in the league, TNT KaTropa enters the PBA season with a mission of dismantling a dynasty—or at least nip a looming one in the bud.But does it have enough in its arsenal to achieve that goal?ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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DeRozan scores 45 points, Raptors rally to beat 76ers

first_imgCayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq He hit two free throws with 53 seconds left after Philadelphia’s Robert Covington missed a go-ahead 3-point attempt, and then two more with 6.4 seconds left put it away.DeRozan finished 13 of 15 from the line to best the 43 points he scored against Boston last season. The Sixers only took 14 free throws as a team.“That’s been my career the past few years, getting to the free throw line,” DeRozan said. “Being able to close out the game and me understanding to slow the game down. Get the momentum going our way and try to kill them at the free-throw line.”Kyle Lowry added 23 points to help the Raptors to their 11th win in 12 games.“Sometimes you’re going to have games where you let your All-Star, your superstar, take over,” Lowry said of DeRozan.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Tokyo cuts estimated tab for 2020 Olympics to $12 billion Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) gets the ball away from Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) during the first half on an NBA basketball game. APPHILADELPHIA (AP) — With DeMar DeRozan knocking down 3-pointers early, Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey thought he was back in Seattle.Down the stretch, Casey watched DeRozan do what’s made him a three-time All-Star: get to the foul line.ADVERTISEMENT Ben Simmons scored 20 points but had seven of the Sixers’ 23 turnovers in their fourth straight loss. Covington added 19 points and Dario Saric had 18 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.Philadelphia, which blew a 16-point lead Tuesday night in a loss to Sacramento, fell to 1-7 without Embiid.“We need to come and play dirty, play tough,” Saric said.It was another day of uncertainty and false hope for the Sixers regarding their oft-injured franchise center, who went from questionable to probable to out in eight hours.Embiid missed two games with back tightness after logging a career-high 49 minutes in a triple-overtime loss to Oklahoma City last Friday. But the big man participated in shootaround and coach Brett Brown said less than two hours before tipoff that Embiid was “probable” and would play barring a setback in warmups.Embiid didn’t show any discomfort during pregame drills, but was ruled out about 30 minutes before tipoff.“He felt OK in the morning and then half an hour before the game, we learned he didn’t feel comfortable playing.” Brown said. “So we decided to rest him again.”The Sixers were also without starting shooting guard JJ Redick (right hamstring), but used Covington’s 5-of-7 shooting from 3-point range to race ahead by 22.Things quickly fell apart. Lowry and Delon Wright (12 points) got hot in a 22-2 run that included bad passes and poor shots by the Sixers.“We’re going to get healthy,” Brown said. “We’re going to get better.” DeRozan combined the two to score a career-high 45 points and the Raptors overcame a 22-point deficit to beat the Joel Embiid-less Philadelphia 76ers 114-109 on Thursday (Friday Manila time).DeRozan, a career 28 percent shooter from 3-point range, set a career high with six 3s in nine attempts in Toronto’s fifth straight win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I thought he was a young Ray Allen,” Casey said about DeRozan’s 4-of-4 first-quarter shooting from 3, reminiscing of his days as an assistant coach with the Seattle SuperSonics in the early 2000s. “That’s what we need from him. It opens up the floor, especially on nights when we just didn’t have it. We were playing in mud in the first half.”DeRozan became more conventional in the fourth quarter. His jumper with 4:13 left put the Raptors ahead to stay after they trailed 76-54 early in the third quarter. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities MOST READ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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