Bradley Beal, Thomas Bryant lead Wizards to crucial win over Magic

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Bryant shook off those memories to score 21 points and grab 10 rebounds Wednesday night, and the Wizards made up a little ground in the Eastern Conference playoff race with a 100-90 win over the Orlando Magic.“I was putting too much stress on myself,” said Bryant, limited to two points and one rebound in 14 minutes during Monday’s victory over Sacramento. “He just told me to relax and play the game. You’re going to go through funks sometimes, so don’t let it get you down.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBradley Beal scored 23 points and Jabari Parker added 19 to help the 11th-place Wizards move within 1 1/2 games of ninth-place Orlando and Charlotte. The Magic and Hornets are two back of eighth-place Miami, which blew out Detroit.Washington improved to 2-0 on its five-game homestand. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra After the Magic opened the second half on an 8-0 run to tie it at 61, neither team led by more than six until Parker scored the final six points of an 11-2 spurt to put Washington up 91-82.A few possessions later, Beal’s 3-pointer in transition stretched it to 94-84 with 3:48 left. The Wizards led by at least four the rest of the way, pushing it back to 10 on Bryant’s dunk with 52 seconds to play.“TB came in and gave us great energy and we needed every ounce of energy he had tonight,” Brooks said. “We fought. We didn’t have everything going for us offensively, but I thought in that fourth quarter we did a good job.”TIP-INSMagic: Vucevic recorded his 50th double-double before the end of the third quarter. . Jonathan Isaac and Aaron Gordon each finished with 13 points and nine rebounds. . Gordon played despite bruised ribs sustained in Sunday’s loss at Memphis.Wizards: Committed only one first-half turnover. . Beal hit a pull-up jumper at the third-quarter buzzer to give Washington a 76-74 lead. … Bryant posted his ninth double-double. . F Sam Dekker sat out with lower back soreness.VERDICT ON THE BENCHThe Wizards won largely on the strength of their reserves, who outscored the Magic’s second unit 59-20.“Look at that box score,” Orlando coach Steve Clifford said. “It’s more than effort. I mean, they crushed us. We were like minus-25. You’re not going to win any game if you get outscored like that from your bench. You’ve got no shot.”Washington needed it, because Beal was its only starter to score in double figures. Bryant and Parker each started on the bench but both went 9 of 12 from the field, and they combined for 18 points in the fourth quarter. Bryant has made 43 starts this season but was dropped from Brooks’ first five in late February following some inconsistent performances.It was another such effort that led to Bryant seeking out his coach’s counsel.“The thing I loved about it is we met yesterday and he was frustrated,” Brooks said. “I like guys that care and are bothered by it when they play bad. I don’t want it to just roll off your back and not (be) a big deal.”Nikola Vucevic had 20 points and 14 rebounds for Orlando, which has lost four of five heading into its own five-game homestand. D.J. Augustin added 16 points for the Magic, who scored only 37 after halftime.“We’re just not playing like a team that wants to go to the playoffs, period,” said guard Evan Fournier, who finished with eight points. “This time of the year it’s going to get harder. Teams are trying to get in and you’ve got to elevate your intensity, your focus, and we’re just not doing that.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) looks to pass as Orlando Magic center Khem Birch (24) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. The Wizards won 100-90. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — After one of his worst games of the season, Washington forward Thomas Bryant had a heart-to-heart with Wizards coach Scott Brooks.Apparently, it helped.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READcenter_img Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying PBA D-League: Ateneo dismantles AMA for 3rd win in 4 games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title UP NEXTMagic: Begin their homestand Thursday against Cleveland.Wizards: Host the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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David D. Bropleh, Sr Dies

first_imgDavid D. Bropleh, Sr., 64, of Chicken Soup Factory, Gardnersville, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 at his residence, after a five-year battle against his enlarged heart, surrounded by his loving family at 1 a.m.Family visitation at the deceased’s residence is welcomed by the widow and children at the house he spent the last five years of his life.Bropleh (Doyen) was born in Grand Cess, Grand Kru County. He graduated from Tubman High and joined the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL). He left the army during the civil-war in 1990 and became a businessman.Donyen was a loving father, said daughter Tete Bropleh, an employee of the Daily Observer newspaper. Tete is a graduate of Sabegna School of Travel and Tourism of Monrovia.His son David D. Broleh, Jr., who was also in the AFL, predeceased him on September 3, 2011, following a drowning incident at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia.Doyen is survived by his loving wife Kumba Bropleh, Doyen, 19, Muna, 14, Nahdi, 14, Juah, 13 and Tiaka, 10.Abraham Roberts Funeral Home of Chicken Soup Factory, Gardnersville is in charge of funeral arrangements and the final celebration of his life is on April 19, at the Living Water Church, with internment at the Katuma Cemetery, Chicken Soup Factory, Gardnersville.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Liberia and Jordan Strengthen Military to Military Cooperation

first_imgMaj/Gen. Johnson chats with his Jordanian counterpart, Maj/Gen. Freihat on issues of security concerns.The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Major/General Prince C. Johnson III, as head of a Liberian security delegation, recently arrived in the Jordanian capital Amman, and subsequently held discussions with his Jordanian counterpart, Lieutenant/General Mahmoud Freihat, a release from the Ministry of Defense has said.Lt/Gen. Freihat is also the chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff of the Jordanian Military.According to the release, the two military top brass seek to strengthen cooperation between Liberia and Jordan. As such, their discussions centered on Jordan’s possible assistance to the Liberian troops serving in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the troubled West African nation, Mali.Maj/Gen. Johnson said his visit to Jordan was also geared towards exploring the Jordanian Defense Industry (Logistics-equipment) to support the Liberian Military in building its capacity, while on the UN Peacekeeping mission in Mali.During the meeting, Johnson and Freihat discussed the latest regional and international developments concerning the security sector, as well as prospects of military cooperation, and coordination on issues of mutual concern to both the countries’ armed forces.Maj/Gen. Johnson described his meeting with his Jordanian counterpart as fruitful and expressed the hope that it will further strengthen relations between the two military institutions.He also hailed the roles played by the Jordanian Army and Police officers that were assigned as part of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) from 2003 to 2016, which led to the nearly 16 years of peace that Liberians are now enjoying, adding, “Jordan has always been there for us even during our darkest days of our country’s civil war.”As part of the peacekeeping mission in Liberia, the Jordanian Military Observers formed Police and Level II Hospital, run under the auspices of UNMIL.It can be recalled that the AFL, which began its restructuring process in 2006 following the end of the Liberian civil crisis, deployed the first platoon size of military personnel on June 23, 2013, to Mali as part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission. The aim was to restore peace to that troubled West African Country following the outbreak of civil war.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Husband, wife charged for selling alcohol to underage children

first_imgA man and his wife found themselves answerable to the Court of Law on Thursday, charged for reportedly selling alcohol to children under the age of 16.It was reported to the police that forty-year-old Mark Marshall and 37-year-old Chandra Marshall of Supenaam, Old Market Road, were allowing persons under the age of 16 to be at the licensed premises, which is contrary to section 54 (1) of the Intoxicating Liquor Licensing Act Chapter 82:01.The couple was also found to be selling intoxicating liquor to young persons which is contrary to section 55 (1) of the Intoxicating Liquor Licensing Act Chapter 82:21.As such, they were both taken before Magistrate Esther Sam where the charges were read to them. The duo pled not guilty and were both granted bail in the sum of $20,000 each.They are expected to make a second court appearance on July 7, 2019, when the matter is scheduled to continue.last_img read more

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Former Manchester City flop prices himself out of Brazil return

first_img1 Robinho in action for AC Milan Former Manchester City man Robinho has priced himself out of a return to Brazil, according to reports.The AC Milan forward is set to leave San Siro and has been linked with both a return to Brazil and to Orlando City in the MLS.But ESPN claim Flamengo have decided his wages are too high and they will not continue their interest in landing the talented Brazil international.Santos have also seemingly declared they cannot afford to sign the 30-year-old, which leaves Orlando as the clear favourites to win the race for his signature.last_img read more

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$30,000 in meth seized

first_imgPOMONA – A 40-year-old man was in custody today after police seized a half-pound of methamphetamines with an estimated street value of some $30,000 that he tried to discard during a possible drug sale in Pomona, authorities said. At 9:48 last night, members of the Pomona Police Department’s Major Crimes Task Force and Gang Unit responded to possible drug activity at 1142 W. 2nd Street, near South Hamilton Boulevard, said Sgt. Steve Congalton of the Pomona Police Department. When a suspect named Porfirio Gonzalez saw the officers, he ran out of a rear door and discarded a metal container in the trash can, Congalton said. The container was retrieved by officers, who found inside a half-pound of methamphetamines, $772 in cash and paraphernalia, he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Gonzalez, who was out on bail for a previous drug charge, was arrested for possession of methamphetamines for sale, he said. The drugs have a wholesale value of some $5,000 and a street value worth roughly $30,000, Congalton added. Gonzalez was booked at the Pomona Police Department jail facility pending review of the case by the District Attorney’s office, he said. For news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img read more

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Scientists say additional hobbitlike bones found

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The findings have ignited a controversy unlike any other in the often-contentious study of human origins. The tiny bones have enchanted many anthropologists who accept the interpretation that these diminutive skeletons belonged to a remnant population of prehistoric humans that were marooned on Flores with dwarf elephants and other miniaturized animals, giving the discovery a kind of fairy-tale quality. If true, the discovery grafts a strange and tangled evolutionary branch near the very top of the human family tree. The conventional view of human evolution is that several types of primitive apelike ancestors appeared and faded over a span of about 4.5 million years. Modern Homo sapiens developed about 100,000 years ago, and quickly overtook other large-brained competitors like Homo erectus and Neanderthals. Modern humans were thought to have roamed the Earth without competition for at least the past 30,000 years. Fully grown, Homo floresiensis would have stood about 3 feet tall, with a brain about the size of a chimpanzee. Scientists say they have found more bones in an Indonesian cave that offer additional evidence of a second human species – short and hobbitlike – that roamed the Earth the same time as modern man. But the vocal scientific minority that has challenged that conclusion since the discovery of Homo floresiensis was announced last year remains unconvinced. The discovery of a jaw bone, to be reported in Thursday’s issue of the journal Nature, represents the ninth individual belonging to a group believed to have lived as recently as 12,000 years ago. The bones are in a wet cave on the island of Flores in the eastern limb of the Indonesian archipelago, near Australia. In 2004, scientists announced their original, sensational discovery of a delicate skull and partial skeleton of a female, nicknamed “Hobbit” and believed to be 18,000 years old. In addition, they found separate bones and fragments of other individuals ranging in age from 12,000 to 95,000 years old. last_img read more

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Public asked to remain vigilant for An Post impersonators targeting elderly in east Donegal

first_imgResidents in east Donegal have been asked to remain vigilant this morning (Thurs) for thieves impersonating An Post employees and targeting the elderly. It is understood that the thieves are impersonating workers from An Post and asking the elderly if they could check their euro notes.Reporting of the incidents have already occurred in the Raphoe and Carrigans areas. Anybody who may have spotted these men acting suspicously are being asked to contact the Gardai in Letterkenny on 0749167100.Public asked to remain vigilant for An Post impersonators targeting elderly in east Donegal was last modified: September 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

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SAP Center’s new clear bag policy: What you need to know

first_imgYou know that old, reliable canvas tote bag that you’ve been bringing to the Shark Tank for years? Well, best to leave it at home on your next trip to the venue.Following the national trend, SAP Center at San Jose has announced it will implement a clear bag policy at all events beginning July 1.That includes all San Jose Sharks games, as well as San Jose Barracuda dates.The first event to operate under the new policy is the Paul McCartney show on July 10. “The Clear Bag policy …last_img read more

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Sivashnie: fuelled by Engen

first_imgEngen is investing in high school learners with great potential. Sivashnie Perumal is one of the students who has benefited from the involvement of the oil and gas company. This is her story.Sivashnie Perumal has many reasons to be proud, but she says graduating is the achievement of which she feels most proud. It will serve as a stepping stone for her to go on and realise her own personal dream. (Image: Supplied)Mathiba Molefe“I’ve always known that this is a man’s world, and that I would need to work twice as hard to conquer it,” says Durban-born Sivashnie Perumal.And true to her declaration, Perumal has kicked off a promising career in finance thanks to the support of South African oil and gas company Engen. It saw her potential early in her journey through high school.As a former head girl and top student at Savannah Park Secondary School, Perumal first crossed paths with Engen when she received an invitation to attend the Engen Maths and Science School Programme at Howard College in grades 10 and 11. Sadly, she could not attend because there was no transport.Perumal did, however, manage to take up a place during her matric year, an opportunity that she grabbed with both hands. She did so well in the programme that the oil company offered her a bursary to study.Now armed with a B Com degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Perumal works in supply chain and market development in the commercial fuels department at Engen’s Eastern Region Offices in Durban.She is thoroughly enjoying her introduction to the business world, she says, and is gaining valuable experience within a learning environment that has taken her by surprise.“The company is highly supportive of women, and in fact seems to be doing everything it can to support and promote us, but this won’t mean that I’ll treat myself lightly.”Taking it back homeAlthough she has many reasons to be proud, Perumal says that graduating is the achievement with which she feels the most pleased. It will serve as a stepping stone for her to go on and realise her own personal dream.“I come from an environment that is diverse and often economically challenged. One day I’d like to repay the faith that many people have had in me, by starting an Engen maths and science programme for deserving girls at my old school, Savannah Park Secondary.”Perumal’s journey highlights how education is perhaps the biggest player in improving one’s life and giving them the strength to help others who face the same challenges.With her path firmly set out in front of her, Perumal has armed herself with the skills, knowledge and resilience she will need to make this dream a reality.By continuing to grow the minds and talents of future generations, and shaping the careers of young, gifted South Africans, Engen is committed to building future leaders equipped with all they need to drive South African excellence.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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