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first_img 2. Marcus Rashford v Davinson Sanchez – English talent Rashford has had heaps of praise since his breakthrough into the Manchester United side, and playing against Ajax’s compact team and high defensive line, he might fancy his chances. But, if Sanchez plays to his capabilities then Rashford could be nullified. The Colombian centre-back has a good turn of pace and times his challenges superbly. Watch out for him going forward too, as he loves a ball in behind the defence, a lung-busting break forward and packs an aerial threat at set-pieces too. 5 You can listen to live commentary of Ajax v Manchester United in the Europa League TONIGHT from 7pm, live on talkSPORT.At the Friends Arena in Stockholm, the two sides will become foes as the fight for silverware and a place in the Champions League group stage.To claim victory, star players will need to be on form, and the two teams have thrown up a number of interesting clashes between opposite numbers.But where are the key battles and how might they pan out? Click the right arrow above to find out… 5. Daley Blind v Kasper Dolberg – Coming up against his old team, Blind may not be relishing the challenge of keeping teen talent Dolberg quiet. Some plaudits may seem like hyperbole, but he’s a very special talent. Blind is the man he will naturally move towards, and he’ll be happy to enter into a physical battle too. Blind will be aware any slip will let the youngster in, and with his superb technique, a goal could well be the result. 1. Paul Pogba v Davy Klaassen – Click the right arrow above to see four more key battles between Manchester United and Ajax stars… – For Ajax, Klaassen is a classy operator in midfield for the Dutch giants and has had an exceptional season, scoring 16 goals and making 10 assists. He’ll be breaking forward and linking with his attacking team-mates, thanks to his smart passing, and impressive movement off the ball. Pogba will need to be on his toes all game to suppress the threat he provides, while his opponent is also ice cool on penalty duties. 4. Marcus Rashford v Andre Onana – As you can imagine from a goalkeeper schooled at Barcelona, Cameroonian shot-stopper Onana loves the ball at his feet and is happy coming off his line. But if Rashford can get at the goalkeeper, there is a big chance he can force an error. It’s also worth keeping an eye on Onana, as his technique is a little unorthodox, but he’s agile and athletic and developing well in the Netherlands. 5 5 3. Henrikh Mkhitaryan v Jairo Riedewald – Manchester United have been unlucky with injuries at the end of the campaign, but Ajax have been hit too. With Nick Viergever suspended for the final, Daley Sinkgraven should have stepped up – but he’s been ruled out. Riedewald took his place in their last match and is set to do so again. If Mkhitaryan can use his guile and experience to get the best of the 20-year-old, who is fairly versatile, then the Red Devils may have a way to get in on goal. 5 5last_img read more


first_imgA man telephoned Gardai from Australia and threatened to rape and kill a number of them and their children and then mocked their dead colleague killed in the line of duty.Twisted Mark Fair had skipped bail in Ireland and had travelled to Australia to work. However, over a period of around seventeen days in January 2015, he bombarded Buncrana Garda Station in Co Donegal with a series of obscene phonecalls.Officers could tell it was Fair as they had dealt with him before but he continued to make threats against them and their families.The now 28-year-old appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court where he pleaded guilty to a total of eleven counts of making threats to kill, threats to damage property and also making grossly offensive phonecalls.The calls were made to Garda Una Cunningham, Garda Grainne McLoone, Elaine Moyles, Lorraine Crawford and Sgt Carol Doherty.Details of the shocking calls made by Fair, of Ballinahone, Fahan, were read out in court.Fair first began his ant of abusive phonecalls on January 10th when he called Garda Elaine Moyles.He recognised her voice and told her he was going to shoot her in the back of the head and also kill her husband.He also asked how Gary McLoughlin was and said he was going to land at Buncrana Garda station and pull the plaque off the wall which was dedicated to Gary.Tragic Garda Gary McLoughlinThe former Garda McLoughlin, aged just 24, was killed in the line of duty in Co Donegal in December 2009.Fair called the Garda station at a later date and spoke to Garda Grainne McLoone and said he was going to rape her and her children and that he hoped her mother died of cancer.He pretended his name was Martin McDermott, a man charged in connection with the death of the late Garda McLoughlin.On January 12th, Fair called the station again and told Garda Lorraine Crawford that he would bend her over and ride her before going on to say he would rape her son and sister “just for sport.”On another date, he called the station and asked Garda Sgt Carol Doherty if Garda McLoughlin was there which caused her great upset.And on January 27th, Fair called the station again and he spoke to Garda Una Cunningham.He said he would show her his cock in court and that he was going to rape her dog.He asked Garda Cunningham if she wanted to suck his cock and that he was going to raise Garda Gary McLoughlin from the dead.A victim impact statement on behalf of all the Gardai who received abusive calls from Fair was compiled by Sgt Carol Doherty and was handed into Judge John Aylmer but not read in open court.As well as the litany of abusive phonecalls and threats, Fair also pleaded guilty to eleven counts of making gain or causing deception using Donedeal.Over a two month period from February to March in 2018, Fair placed fraudulent adverts on the free ads website and also replied to adverts.Letterkenny Court.Among the items he advertised or responded to as having for sale was tickets for the Champions League Final, iPhones, tractor parts, gearboxes and car bumpers.However, when the cash for the items sent to various accounts belonging to Fair, the goods were never forwarded on.In total Fair admitted defrauding people from across the country out of more than €3,000.When arrested Fair admitted that he used a ‘fraud phone’.He apologised to all those he had defrauded money from and said he had already compensated two of the victims.Barrister for Fair, who had 36 previous convictions, Mr Peter Nolan said there was simply no explanation for what he had done.He revealed how he was from a respectable farming family and that his six siblings, three brothers and three sisters, had never been in trouble with the law.He said that when he was making the phonecalls from Australia his client was drunk and was in the company of other young men from the Buncrana area of Donegal.Fair got into the witness box and apologised to the female Gardai and said he never planned to carry out any of his threats.He added “I don’t remember making them (the threats) I was so drunk. I thought it was funny at the time but it’s not funny now.“I’d like to apologise to all the Gardai as nothing I said was true and it wasn’t going to be carried out.”Barrister Peter Nolan said his client was a fantasist and claims that he was living the high life in hotels such as the Gresham in Dublin for the proceeds of his crime were not true.He said his client was now in custody for seven months and that he was a model prison in the prison and was working in the kitchen.Fair’s mother was also in court but said she did not want to address the court.Judge John Aylmer adjourned the case until Friday when he will sentence Fair.Man called Garda station from Australia threatening to rape and kill Gardai was last modified: August 1st, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgLoic Remy starts for Chelsea at Crystal Palace, who are without injured defender Scott Dann.Remy gets a chance to impress because Diego Costa continues to struggle with an ongoing hamstring complaint. Didier Drogba is among the Blues substitutes, as is youngster Dominic Solanke. Crystal Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Hangeland, Delaney, Ward, Bolasie, Jedinak, McArthur, Ledley, Puncheon, Campbell.Subs: Mariappa, Guedioura, Doyle, Zaha, Hennessey, Gayle, Chamakh. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy.Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Salah, Drogba, Solanke.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img


first_imgSome exciting discoveries in Jerusalem and other near eastern sites emphasize the fact that archaeologists have much more to explore in the lands of the Bible.Jerusalem:  The house of a wealthy family on old Mt. Zion from the first century was reported on Live Science and Science Daily.  Archaeologists are surmising that the dwelling belonged to a priestly family.  James Tabor indicated that this discovery can help shed light on Jesus in two ways: by characterizing the lifestyle of the rich He criticized, and by understanding their financial motivations for condemning Him to death.“If this turns out to be the priestly residence of a wealthy first century Jewish family, it immediately connects not just to the elite of Jerusalem — the aristocrats, the rich and famous of that day — but to Jesus himself,” Tabor said. “These are the families who had Jesus arrested and crucified, so for us to know more about them and their domestic life — and the level of wealth that they enjoyed — would really fill in for us some key history.”Jerusalem:  Tia Ghose at Live Science reported a research project at a city dump outside old Jerusalem that provides insight into the animal sacrifice economy that thrived in Jesus’ day, when thousands of pilgrims would buy or bring animals to the Temple for holy day offerings.  Isotopes in the bones can reveal the location of origin for the animals.  “The study found that many of the animals found in the city dump came from rural desert regions hundreds of miles away, such as Arabia or Transjordan.”City of David:  Eilat Mazar is shown holding up a portion of a golden medallion found in the City of David near the Temple Mount in coverage on Bible Places Blog.  This “once in a lifetime” discovery of coins and other golden treasures from the Byzantine period (after the New Testament) was also reported on Science Daily. based on a press release from Hebrew University.  The article also mentioned the Canaanite inscription found earlier nearby, possibly from the time of David (see Live Science coverage).Dalmanutha:  Artifacts believed to be from Dalmanutha, mentioned only in Mark 8:10-12, have been found in the Ginosar Valley along the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee.  Mark mentioned the town as a place where Jesus confronted the Pharisees who demanded to see a miraculous sign.  The town is near Magdala, home of Mary Magdalene.  If the pottery remains and Corinthian capitals are indeed from Dalmanutha, it indicates a prosperous town thrived there in the first century.Abel Beth Maacah:  It has an imposing tell (mound) at the north end of the Huleh Valley, near the border of Lebanon, but it has never been excavated—till now.  It’s Abel Beth Maacah, at the crossroads of important trade routes in ancient and modern times.  Bible Places Blog, quoting the ASOR Blog, describes the initial survey and first season that are providing hopes the site will prove as productive as Tell Dan and Hazor.  The town is known from a moving story in 2 Samuel 20:14-22 about a woman who saved the town by appeasing David’s army captain Joab.  The site appears to have prominent Aramean influence.  One of the major towns of the northern kingdom of Israel, was destroyed in 733 BC by Assyrian conqueror Tiglath-pileser.Derbe:  Mentioned in Acts 14, 16, and 20, Derbe is one of the last cities on Paul’s missionary journeys to be excavated.  Alongside a photo of the impressive mound, Bible Places Blog pointed to a news article about a new excavaction at the site begun by Selçuk University.  So far they have uncovered a possible early Christian church.We commend Live Science for reporting stories on Biblical archaeology, not just on DODO evolution, wanton sex, and liberal politics (as they have been wont to do, for which we cannot commend them).We would also point out to readers that archaeology is one of several active sciences dependent on intelligent design principles: determining the products of mind from the evidence of physical artifacts. (Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


first_imgFormer deputy president of the country Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka was one of the speakers at the event. (Image: Nosimilo Ramela)Female leaders in business and politics came together at the inaugural Women’s Legacy Dialogue on 13 August 2010 to discuss ways in which South African women can bring about meaningful change in the country.The event, held at the Sandton Sun Hotel in Johannesburg, took place in the context of Women’s Month.Celebrated every year in August, Women’s Month pays tribute to the more than 20 000 South African women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 to protest against unjust pass laws, which enforced racial segregation.Nowadays that date is a public holiday in South Africa and proclaimed “Women’s Day”.Finding solutionsThe main aim of the dialogue – organised by Finlay Events and Promotions and sponsored by Vodacom and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) – was to initiate discussion around the challenges facing South African women and the country in general, and help find possible solutions.An estimated 250 women leaders attended the gathering, which included high-profile speakers such as former deputy president of the country Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane, deputy CEO of the JSE Nicky Newton-King and CEO of Airports Company South Africa Monhla Hlahla.After the various speakers made their presentations, there was a panel discussion followed by a group session during which attendees debated the role of women in education; job empowerment and creation; and reducing violence. Each group then had to present three suggestions on how these can be addressed.The points were documented and delegates voted on the most viable contributions, which will be submitted to the government.One of the brains behind the legacy dialogue, well-known business woman Wendy Luhabe, said: “We want women to recognise that a few women can change some things, but if we all get involved, we can change everything.”Bringing about changeInvesting time and money in education was highlighted as one of the ways of bringing about change.“There is no tool more effective for change than educating girls,” Motshekga said.She added that research has shown that 98% of young South Africans between the ages of seven and 15 are at school, but expressed concern over the 2% shortfall. “One child out of school is one too many, we need to find these 200 000 children who are unaccounted for.”The minister said youth literacy in South Africa was at 90%, which is above the average for developing countries. The adult literacy rate has reached 77%, which is in line with developing countries’ average.“South Africa is committed to transforming gender relations and to women’s empowerment,” she said. The country has a progressive Constitution that guarantees the right to education.“The legacy we need to take from Women’s Day and Women’s Month is to recognise the best in us, and recognise good leaders, as good leadership is very important. We need to learn to take action and not let anything go wrong without us questioning it.” Motshekga said.Lessons from the 2010 Fifa World CupTurning to South Africa’s recent hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, Phuti Malabie, managing director of Shanduka Energy, encouraged attendees to use the legacy and momentum created by the tournament to make a difference.“We should adopt the ’Fifa model’ which insured delivery through working together.” She said this approach could be particularly useful in helping the nation to focus on a set cause, like eradicating hunger.Mlambo-Ngcuka shared her sentiments: “We should have a shared vision. At times we have too many priorities and we struggle to find or do one thing.”The former deputy president said the World Cup helped the country come together and “served as example that we have the capacity to do great things”.“These are the lessons and legacy we should carry forward with us – we must be the change we want to see.”She added that although South Africans are afraid of making mistakes as they cost the poor dearly, “fear of failure cannot be the reason we are afraid to try”.In closing, Newton-King emphasised the importance of expert planning and organising in bringing about change. She also encouraged the country to work together to achieve more.“We should bottle the spirit of the World Cup and use it to achieve the common goals identified today,” she said.last_img read more


first_imgOn March 28, the International Code Council released the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC), aimed at helping state and local governments provide direction and oversight of green design and construction.The ICC notes that the 2012 IgCC is written to offer flexibility to jurisdictions that adopt the code by establishing several levels of compliance, starting with the core provisions of the code, and then offering requirement options that can be customized to fit the needs of a local community.A jurisdiction can also require higher performance through the use of “project elective” provisions based on the code.In other words, the ICC adds, the IgCC is intended to act as an overlay to existing code, including the International Energy Conservation Code and the ICC-700 (National Green Building Standard). It also incorporates ASHRAE Standard 189.1 as an alternate path to compliance for new and existing buildings (though Standard 189.1 is not written for low-rise residential buildings).Another tool in the code toolboxThe 2012 IgCC was shaped over three years by public hearings and input from specialists in code development and enforcement, and from experts in all disciplines in the building industry and environmental advocacy. The American Institute of Architects and ASTM International cosponsored the project with the support of ASHRAE (the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers), the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Illuminating Engineering Society.“Coordinated with the ICC family of codes, the IgCC is designed for use in communities that are pursuing sustainable construction above and beyond the traditional level of requirements in our codes,” William D. Dupler, president of the ICC board of directors, said in a press release.Roger Platt, USGBC’s senior vice president of global policy and law, added the IgCC will be key to informing building codes nationwide and encouraging policy makers to up the ante for building performance, construction practices, and materials use in their communities, whether the projects are striving for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification or not.“We need public policy that rewards this beyond-code leadership alongside codes that redefine what we should expect of our buildings,” Platt said. “The IgCC and Standard 189.1 are an important and intentional complement to LEED.”last_img read more


first_imgThe industry landscape changes constantly, so it’s easy to miss the latest news. This handy video industry news roundup can help get you caught up!Top image via Creative CowNAB is getting closer and closer, so you can expect more and more breaking industry news with each passing day. In fact, the flow of new products and service announcements has already started. Here are some recent headlines you might have missed!DJI Phantom 4The DJI Phantom 4 is a vast improvement on the already solid Phantom 3. With its new ActiveTrack capability, you can track moving subjects with ease. The Smart Return feature allows the drone to return home while avoiding obstacles in the process. The Phantom 4 is already available from DJI and is priced at $1399.We have recommended the DJI Phantom as the best drone you can buy for the last two years running. It has never been the cheapest option, and in the past competitors have bested it on certain features. The Phantom was sort of the iPhone of drones, the best overall package of price, power, and ease of use. But with the Phantom 4, DJI’s drone isn’t just the best overall offering, it’s also the most cutting-edge. — Ben Popper via The VergeRead more about the DJI Phantom 4.Video via The VergeFocused from ShutterstockIn the world of action sports video, production and promotion used to move at a slow pace. But with the advent of smart phones, tablets, and the GoPro, video production for action sports happens in an instant. With this in mind, Shutterstock has partnered with Red Bull Media to create a new online series called Focused that, well, focuses on action sports athletes and how they integrate and utilize video production.Because video technology is rapidly developing, many of these athletes have chosen video as a means to promote themselves and their sport. In the past, athletes spent years compiling enough footage to create full-length videos. — Niko BrownRead more news about Focused at Shutterstock.Video and above image via ShutterstockNew Sigma Super-Fast LensesAhead of NAB, Sigma has announced two new lens additions to their stable. These two lenses are the 50-100mm f/1.8 Zoom and the 30mm f/1.4 Prime, with the 30mm prime designed specifically for a Sony E-Mount. The zoom lens will run $1000 and the 30mm prime will start at $399.What’s interesting about this lens is its native Sony E-mount. The low price of $339 for such a fast lens could be very interesting for many video shooters and photographers as well, provided the quality is up to par. — Sebastian WoberRead more about these Sigma lenses at Cinema 5D.Panasonic Lumix GH54K filmmaking has been big business for camera manufacturers. But now that the market is flooded with 4K options, manufacturers are turning their focus to higher resolutions. Enter Panasonic, who is planning to launch a 6K mirrorless camera sometime during 2016. This camera is rumored to be the GH5, the successor to the popular Panasonic Lumix GH4.If this report turns out to be true, then it seems likely that the camera may be a GH5 that’s unveiled at Photokina 2016 this September in Cologne, Germany. — Michael Zhang of PetaPixelRead more news about the Panasonic Lumix GH5 at Suggestion of Motion.Panasonic Unveils VariCam LTIn other Panasonic news, the manufacturer is releasing a new version of the VariCam, its solid cinema camera. This new form factor, known as the VariCam LT, is compact and comes with pretty much the same specs as its big brother. The camera will release in March at a price point of between $18K-$24K.As for the price, it’s coming in at a suggested list price of $18K, and $24K with their OLED viewfinder. It’s worth noting that list prices can fluctuate from actual prices, so this may not be set in stone and could be lower when it’s actually released in March. — Joe MarineRead more news about the Panasonic VariCam LT at No Film School.Shrinking DSLR & Mirrorless MarketImage from Mirrorless RumorsIn a recent analysis of the camera industry based on statistics from LensVid.com, Nino Leitner uncovers a remarkable downward trend in the overall mirrorless camera market. Many believed that mirrorless cameras would dominate the market, but as you’ll read, that just isn’t the case.It’s very clear that the glory days of photo cameras seem to be numbered—2010 marked the peak in numbers of cameras being sold overall, and in 2015, the total sales were less than ONE-THIRD of the total photo camera sales of 2010. — Nino LeitnerRead more news about the shrinking DSLR market at Cinema 5D.SmallHD Budget MonitorSmallHD makes some of the very best monitors in the business, and now they’re releasing a series of budget monitors for film and video professionals. The monitors feature 7″ screens with 1280 x 800 resolution and will be priced at $699.With these two new budget options, the SmallHD 700 series becomes even more attractive, especially for mirrorless shooters or DSLR camera ops, who often struggle to focus and expose properly with the poor resolution and lack of proper tools on their built-in camera displays. — Ogy StoilovRead more news about the 701 & 702 Lite Monitors at 4K Shooters.What did we miss? Got any headlines to share? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more


first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (19.5MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSThere are two kinds of problems or challenges in business. The first category are problems that, while coming with a bit of conflict, they are resolved with a single decision. The second category are problems and challenges are systemic and can’t easily be solved, least of all with a single decision. Here’s how to think about category 2 challenges.Book: The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever NeedBook: The Lost Art of ClosingBook: Eat Their LunchThe Outcomes Planner Sales Accelerator Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more


first_imgDespite K Sasikiran’s stalemate with a player ranked far below him, Indian men managed to outsmart Kyrgyzstan 3.5-0.5, while their women counterparts defeated Turkmenistan by a similar scoreline, on the opening day of team chess competition on Thursday.Second seed Sasi was held by Nurdin Samakov (2380) after P Harikrishna gave India a 1-0 lead by beating Algis Shakuraliev. GN Gopal and B Adhiban got the better of their respective rivals Nasyr Akylbekov and Semet Tologontegin rfespectively to increase the lead.Indian men stood tied in third place with Vietnam after the first-round win, with Iran and Qatar in joint lead with four points each.The women, even in the absence of individual silver medallist Dronavalli Harika, were too good, with Tania Sachdev, Meenakshi Subbaraman and Nisha Mohota, winning their ties, while Eesha Karavade was held to a draw by her Turkmenistan rival Mekhri Geldiyeva.The women were in fifth position with 3.5 points, behind joint leaders Bangladesh, China, Iran and Uzbekistan. Sixteen teams are in fray for medals in the men’s section, while a dozen women outfits are vying for honours.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more


first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles They started doing that after halftime, but the Blazers answered time after time, getting 15 points from Hood, 11 from Al-Farouq Aminu and 10 from Zach Collins.BANGED UPDenver sparkplug forward Torrey Craig’s nose was bloodied after he was knocked down and slammed into teammate Monte Morris’ foot early in the second quarter. Moments after Craig hobbled off, leaving a trail of blood, Maurice Harkless rolled his right ankle and also left the game.Harkless didn’t return but Craig came back in the second half.Jamal Murray spent part of the fourth quarter on the stationary bike trying to loosen up his tight right thigh. He missed 12 of 18 shots.Craig, whose insertion into the starting lineup turned around the Nuggets’ first-round series against San Antonio, returned with a face mask with 3 minutes left in the third quarter. He immediately grabbed a rebound and his 3-pointer with a minute left in the quarter was Denver’s first since 1:11 of the first quarter.“I think Torrey Craig is the unsung hero of the game,” Malone said. “He’s got some (guts). He’s got some toughness.”SCUFFLEJokic pushed Kanter, who slammed into Craig with 43.5 seconds left on a made free throw. Murray took exception to Kanter staring down the fallen Craig and a scuffle ensued at midcourt. The two were assessed a double technical.BOW TIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter is pulled away from a scrum by guard CJ McCollum (3) as guard Damian Lillard, right, watches during the second half of Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Denver. Portland won 97-90. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — After giving up 39 points to Damian Lillard in the opener, the Denver Nuggets were determined to make sure Portland’s role players would have to bear the burden of evening up the series.His teammates were up to the task on a night that Lillard, who came in averaging 34.8 points in the playoffs, was held to 14 points on 5-of-17 shooting.ADVERTISEMENT CJ McCollum led six Trail Blazers in double figures with 20 points in a 97-90 victory at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night that evened their series 1-1.“It’s very important,” said Enes Kanter, who chipped in 15 points for Portland. “Teams can’t guard him with one man. They were sending double-teams, triple-teams. That’s when I said, ‘He’s making himself better, but at the same time he’s making everybody else better around him.’ He was passing the ball, really active on defense. He’s been unbelievable, man.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe series shifts to Portland for Game 3 Friday night, and Lillard’s hoping a return to the Moda Center will help him find his long-range rhythm after he misfired on 14 of 19 3-pointers in Denver.The Nuggets trimmed a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to 95-90 in the final minute thanks to an astonishing 14 offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter and a 19-9 run before Rodney Hood’s two free throws with 17 seconds left iced it. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Stotts and his assistants rocked bow ties Wednesday night in honor of Jon Yim, the team’s video coordinator and player development coach who was seriously injured in an auto accident last week that left him hospitalized with a broken leg and collapsed lung.“That was dope,” Harkless said. “I thought it was pretty cool. They all took a picture before the game in the locker room, probably send it to him. That’s a cool gesture. We all wish he was here. We’re all praying for him. We feel him. He’s a big part of our team still. We’ll see him when we get home.”TIP-INS:Portland: Harkless and Aminu combined for 10 points in the first quarter after being held to a combined four points in Game 1.Denver: Will Barton sank two foul shots with 8:19 left in the fourth quarter after an odd sequence in which the Jokic missed a jumper and the Nuggets missed five put-backs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Olympic runner Caster Semenya loses fight over testosterone rules View comments MOST READ “The good news is they had all of those offensive rebounds but they didn’t convert a lot,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said. “They were 8 for 24 on second-chance points. We were fortunate we came away not hurt as badly as we could have been on the offensive boards.”Nikola Jokic had 16 points and 14 boards but got off to a slow start and wasn’t nearly the take-control force he was in Game 1, when he scored 37 points.“The last quarter we missed a lot of put-backs, but 23 offensive rebounds is a big number,” Jokic said. “The first half we had open shots but we didn’t make any of those.”With Jokic taking — and missing — just one shot in the first quarter and scoring six points in the first half, the Nuggets trailed 50-35 at halftime after the franchise’s worst quarter ever at home in the playoffs, one in which they made just 5 of 23 shots and missed all 10 of their 3-pointers.Nuggets coach Michael Malone said he admonished his team at halftime, “‘if you’re not making shots, maybe attack the basket, maybe get to the foul line, maybe get to the rim.’”ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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