Deflated Ball: Blake gets 29 in Clips’ 108-92 rout of Lakers

first_imgWinter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Loss to Pirates only motivates Red Lions Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez, left, and guard Lonzo Ball, right, reach for a loose ball along with Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Patrick Beverley crowded chest-to-chest with Lonzo Ball before an inbounds pass in the first quarter while they were 94 feet from the basket. Moments later at midcourt, Beverley emphatically fouled the Lakers’ rookie point guard and watched him fall.Ball still might turn out to be Los Angeles’ basketball star of the future, even after his awfully quiet NBA debut.ADVERTISEMENT “We got blown out, so I didn’t play too well,” Ball said. “It was great to start out, but all I care about is winning, and we lost today. We’ve got to regroup.”Ball is expected to revitalize his hometown team this season, but the rookie started out with all the nerves and mistakes that might be expected from any 19-year-old with the weight of a 16-time NBA championfranchise on his slender shoulders.Beverley, who joined the Clippers in Paul’s trade to the Rockets, had 10 points while introducing Ball to high-level NBA defense.“I just had to set the tone,” Beverley said. “I told him after the game, due to all the riff-raff his dad brings, he’s going to get a lot of people coming at him. He has to be ready for that, and I let him know after the game. But what a better way to start him off. I was 94 feet guarding him tonight. Welcome his little young ass to the NBA.”Along with a handful of good-looking passes and a 3-pointer late in the first half, Ball went 1 for 6 from ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors The present in this town still belongs to the Clippers, even without Chris Paul.Blake Griffin scored 29 points and DeAndre Jordan added 14 points and 24 rebounds in the Clippers’ 108-92rout of the Lakers on Thursday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingLou Williams added 12 points in the Clippers’ first game since Paul spurned the perennial playoff team after six years and forced an offseason trade to Houston. The Clippers will have a new look this season after adding Beverley’s tenacity and several new scorers, but they were still miles ahead of their Staples Center co-tenants in both teams’ season openers.Beverley and the Clippers got little trouble from Ball, who had three points, four assists and nine rebounds in 29 minutes during the first game for the No. 2 overall pick from UCLA. He had about 40 friends and family members in the stands, including his voluble father, LaVar. UP NEXTClippers: Host Suns on Saturday.Lakers: At Suns on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games the field and committed two turnovers.“He’s going to be a great talent, but he has to go through the tough times,” Beverley said. “He’llappreciate this when he looks back on it.”Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his debut for the Lakers, and Jordan Clarkson added 18.“I wasn’t happy with what we gave our fans tonight,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “Obviously I heard the (boos), and we deserved it at those times.”TIP-INSClippers: Danilo Gallinari had 11 points in his LA debut. … Coach Doc Rivers answered back at Paul, who said he didn’t like the Clippers’ team culture in a documentary that will be released this week by ESPN.“Listen, when you leave, you should just leave,” Rivers said. “I don’t think you have to try to burn the house down or justify why you left. That’s what I would say to it. I like our culture.Lakers: New G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed this game while beginning a two-game suspension for getting arrested in March and later pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. … Kyle Kuzma, the Lakers’ other first-round pick, had eight points in his NBA debut. … Andrew Bogut, the former Golden State center, had three fouls and three turnovers in his Lakers debut.NEW BACKCOURTEven with several new contributors, the Clippers already resemble a hard-nosed, tough-minded veteran team led by Beverley. Milos Teodosic, the other starting guard in Rivers’ revamped lineup, hit two 3-pointers in the 30-year-old Serbian rookie’s NBA debut.MAGIC BALLIt was a busy night for Lakers executive Magic Johnson, also a co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Magic watched from the tunnel while Staples Center showed Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on the scoreboard during pregame warmups, and he celebrated behind the scenes when the Dodgers clinched their first World Series berth since 1988 during the first half. “I’m just happy for all the players and all the Dodger fans across the world,” Johnson said. “This is a moment that I’ll never forget. I was torn, because I wanted to be here for Lonzo Ball’s first game as a Laker, but my heart is in Chicago. … I’m so happy with Clayton Kershaw, that he can finally pitch in the World Series. He deserves this moment, and all our players deserve this moment, too.” Staples Center erupted in cheers when the Dodgers recorded the final out in Chicago, and again when the final out appeared on the video board. Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse chargeslast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch tonight: How to watch live stream, specs and more

first_imgWhat is arguably the biggest tech launch of the year is almost upon us. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be launched tonight at Samsung’s ‘Unpacked 2017’ event in New York and the company will be streaming the event live.Samsung needs the upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones to be embraced warmly by customers after its reputation took a big dent due to the Galaxy Note 7 debacle and the arrest of their CEO on bribery and embezzlement charges.How to watch the live streamThe ‘Unpacked’ event will start at 11am EST (8:30pm IST) and the live stream can be seen on the company’s website and the Samsung Mobile and Samsung Electronics Facebook pages.Additionally, users can also download the Unpacked 2017 app on their iPhone or Android device and watch a 360 degree live stream of the event.Also Read: Jio Prime: Deadline, cost, plans, benefits, drawbacks and everything else you must knowGalaxy S8 priceThe Galaxy S8 will be priced at 799 Euros (roughly Rs 56,500), while the Galaxy S8+ will retail for 899 Euros (roughly Rs 63,500). Both smartphones will be available in five color options at launch – Gold, Black, Blue, Silver and Orchid Gray.Galaxy S8 specificationsBy piecing all the leaks, rumours and official information together, we have now got a pretty comprehensive understanding of what the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be bringing to the table.The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+  will sport a radical near bezel-less design with dual curved edges. Samsung is also ditching its iconic home button in the upcoming smartphones.advertisementThe Galaxy S8 will come with a 5.8′ Super AMOLED display. The Galaxy S8+ is set to come with the exact same specifications as the S8 but with a much bigger 6.2′ screen. Both smartphones will have curved OLED displays with a new ultra-wide 18:5:9 aspect ratio.The Galaxy S8/S8 + will come with IP68 dust and water resistance, Samsung Knox, Samsung Pay, 4G LTE support and earphones tuned by AKG.Additionally, the smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor – the Snapdragon 835 in the U.S, Japan and China and the 3GHz Exynos 8895 processor in other regions including India alongside 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD card (up to 256GB).The Galaxy S8 will come with a 3,000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S8+ will feature a bigger 3,500mAh battery. Both smartphones will come with fast charging and wireless charging support.On the imaging front, both smartphones will come with a 12MP ‘Dual Pixel’ camera at the rear with an aperture of f/1.7 alongside an 8MP front facing camera with an aperture of f/1.7.Galaxy S8 featuresIris sensorThe Galaxy S8 will come with a 3.7MP Iris camera sensor placed right next to its front camera.The Iris sensor will use the unique characteristic of a person’s eyes, such as their shape and pattern to unlock the device. The Iris sensor can also be used to verify one’s Samsung account and sign in to apps and web pages.Face recognitionDue to limitations with the Iris scanning technology, Samsung is also adding facial recognition to the smartphone to aid in faster and more accurate biometric authentication.Bixby voice assistantSamsung’s  is developing an AI based voice assistant codenamed ‘Bixby’ which will be introduced with the Samsung galaxy S8. Bixby can be initiated using the dedicated hardware key or by saying the word ‘Bixby’. Bixby can be interacted with using one’s voice or by typing.A feature called ‘Hello Bixby’ will allow users to view content such as alarms, weather and reminders in one place. Hello Bixby will analyse your activity and usage patterns to provide suggested information and applications.Another feature called ‘Bixby Vision’ will let users search for products online by scanning objects or locations with the Galaxy S8’s camera.Also Read: Best smartphones in India under Rs 15,000last_img read more

4 held for assault of officers in Tollygunge police station

first_imgKolkata: Four persons, including two women, were arrested late on Monday night and on Tuesday for allegedly assaulting police personnel inside Tollygunge police station on Sunday night.Several more have been detained in connection with the case. According to sources, after the incident came to light, Commissioner of Police (CP), Kolkata, Anuj Sharma ordered immediate action and sought a report on the incident. Also, the officer-in-charge of Tollygunge police station, Anup Ghosh, has been show caused as he failed to bring the law and order situation under control and apprise his Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Pujasuperiors about the situation. Sharma also questioned why the case was registered after almost 11 hours of the incident. As soon as Sharma ordered for police action, officers started identifying and nabbing accused persons. At first, CCTV footage was scrutinised and a few of the accused persons were identified. Late on Monday night, the anti-rowdy squad of Kolkata Police gathered information about the identified persons and conducted raids at a slum in Chetla. During raid, two youths, who were seen in the CCTV footage and identified as Dipak Adhikary and Chotka Dolui were arrested. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThey were produced at the Alipore Court and have been remanded to police custody till August 17. On Tuesday, two women, identified as Purnima Das and Putul Naskar, have been arrested. Police sources informed that this duo had past criminal records. On Sunday night, police officers were on naka-checking duty in front of Menoka cinema. Around 11pm, the police intercepted a biker and found that he was driving in drunken state. Police tested the alcohol level of the accused, Ranajoy, using a breath analyzer machine and took him to Tollygunge police station. After being taken to the police station, Ranajoy called some of his friends and claimed that police were harassing him without any reason. Soon, more than 100 people gathered outside of Tollygunge police station and started agitating. Despite repeated requests by the police, the crowd refused to leave the spot. After a few minutes, the furious mob rushed into the police station and demanded Ranajoy’s release. According to a source, to bring the situation under control, Ranajoy was released after police imposed a fine on him. But, this did not help much. The mob started pushing police personnel inside the police station. When some of the police personnel tried resisting the move, a few people from the mob assaulted several police personnel. A constable and an officer were assaulted. They even tried to tear the uniform of a policeman. While, the police were getting assaulted a few of the accused persons went to the chamber of Officer in Charge’s (OC) room and verbally abused him. It was also alleged that a lady police personnel, who was trying control the women, was assaulted. Around 1:30 am, a huge contingent of police went to Tollygunge police station and brought the situation under control. a suo moto case was initiated on Monday after almost 11 hours of the attack.last_img read more

Infrastructure spending delay point to problems with Liberal program Opposition

first_imgOTTAWA – Opposition parties say that a plan to shift more than $2 billion worth of federal infrastructure spending points to problems with one of the government’s cornerstone programs, despite what the Liberals say.The cash comes from planned spending in multiple years and multiple funds set up by the Liberals and the previous Conservative government, as well as large-scale projects, such as the Champlain Bridge replacement in Montreal.More details are expected some time next week when departmental reports are tabled in Parliament.Conservative infrastructure critic Michael Chong said he is hearing concerns from cities that they don’t have enough time to spend their transit and water money, pointing to a need to change the terms and conditions on the Liberal infrastructure cash.“This is not just a cash flow issue, this is actually impacting real infrastructure decisions that are being taken on the ground,” Chong said.He also said the delay conveniently helps the government “with its ballooning deficit, something that they’re clearly worried about.”NDP critic Matthew Dube said the figures should give the government some pause as it negotiates longer-term agreements with provinces and territories to make sure the money delivers the social and economic benefits the Liberals have promised.“We can brag about how much money is being invested into infrastructure, but at the end of the day, if the shovels aren’t in the ground, and the projects aren’t happening … you can’t start looking at that upside.”Infrastructure Canada’s website shows that as of last Friday, there was about $20.5 billion left unspent across 13 different programs, including two set up by the Liberals. More than half the money, about $12.8 billion, is from the marquee infrastructure fund the Tories set up.The two Liberal funds — one for public transit projects, the other for water systems — have together doled out about $82 million, leaving about $5.2 billion unspent.The federal government regularly has to carry over infrastructure money from one fiscal year to the next: Spending analyses have shown about one-quarter of infrastructure funds don’t get spent in the year for which they are budgeted.Federal dollars only flow once project proponents submit receipts for reimbursement, often leaving a lag of weeks, months or years between when work takes place and when infrastructure money is actually spent. Projects can also be delayed for reasons beyond the control of the federal government, such as bad weather or a labour disruption.The Liberals have already carried over $828 million to this fiscal year because it couldn’t be spent in the 12 months leading up to April 1.Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi said Tuesday that the majority of the approximately 4,000 projects the government has approved for funding since November 2015 are underway, based on the information cities and provinces have provided the Liberals — even though federal payments so far are a fraction of what’s budgeted.Sohi said the government’s plan to move funding to later years has more to do with cash flow management than it does with the state of infrastructure work.“We’re the last ones to pay out because that’s how the system works,” Sohi said. “If you visit various communities where these projects are being funded, you can actually see the work being done.”The Liberals promised in the last election to move unspent infrastructure money into the gas tax fund that goes directly to cities for transit, water or roads projects.The government closed out several old infrastructure programs at the end of March, giving the gas tax fund $30.1 million of money that provinces didn’t earmark for any projects.That won’t happen in this case because the money comes from programs that still have years left before they expire.— Follow @jpress on Twitter.last_img read more

UPDATED Missing man located in Fort St John

first_imgUPDATE: According to Constable Chad Neustaeter with the Fort St. John RCMP, 29-year-old Brian Wied has been located safe and unharmed.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St John RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who hasn’t been heard from in a year and might be in the Peace Region.According to RCMP Constable Chad Neustaeter, 29-year-old Brian Wied was declared missing earlier today. Cst. Neustater said that Wied’s mother has not spoken with him for a year and tried to message Brian over Facebook three days ago but has not received any response and believes him to be missing.Wied is thought to be in the Fort St John/Dawson Creek/Tumbler Ridge area of B.C.Wied is described as Caucasian, standing 6’3”/190 centimetres tall, weighing 200 lbs./91 kg, with brown eyes and brown hair. He has a tattoo of his surname in large letters on his forearm, and a tattoo of a Christian Cross on his shoulder and upper arm.Wied is not known to be in possession of a vehicle but does have a German Shepherd dog named Marley that is said to go everywhere with him.If you have any information about Brian Wied or his location, please contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at You do not have to give your name, address, or telephone number.last_img read more

ESPN Ends Relationship With Artie Lange After Racist Harassment

After Artie Lange’s onslaught of racist and sexist tweets about ESPN hostess Cari Champion, the Worldwide Leader in Sports decided to end any future possible relationship with the comedian. Yesterday, ESPN stated that Lange’s comments were “reprehensible” and “objectify and demean one of our valued employees under the guise of ‘comedy’ and are offensive to all of us.”Lange tweeted that Champion “is so f***ing hot” and went on to describe his slave fantasy.  In the fantasy, Champion is his slave and he is Thomas Jefferson.Some of his tweets can be viewed here.TMZ reported that Lange has been banned from ever appearing on the sports network.  He was also removed from a scheduled appearance on Comedy Central. read more

Report Rashford to stay fight for Man Utd future

first_imgMarcus Rashford has reportedly decided to stay and fight for his Manchester United future, despite a lack of recent first-team footballThe young striker has made just one start in United’s opening four Premier League games and will now serve a three-match suspension following his red card in the 2-0 win over Burnley last time out.But Rashford gave United coach Jose Mourinho a timely reminder of what he is capable of by scoring both of England’s goals in their double-header with Spain and then Switzerland during the recent international break.The 20-year-old’s displays have led to suggestions that he should seek a move away from Old Trafford in order to gain more regular playing opportunities elsewhere and, ideally, in his favoured position.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.Rashford is understood to favour playing either through the middle or as a number 10, although Mourinho often deploys him on the left wing at United.But the Daily Mirror claims Rashford is determined to prove himself at the Red Devils and will not contemplate a departure.Rashford has scored 32 goals and provided 17 assists in 126 appearances in all competitions for United since debuting in the 2015/16 season.last_img read more

Rakitic Barcelona were better than Valencia

first_imgBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic rued their inability to win after settling for a 1-1 draw at Valencia on Sunday eveningThe Croatia international played the full 90 minutes at the Mestalla, but was unable to help the Catalan giants prevent extending their winless run to four La Liga games.After Ezequiel Garay’s second-minute opener for Valencia, captain Lionel Messi rose to the occasion by netting an equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw for Barcelona.“We were superior during the game, it’s a pity not having achieved the three points,” Rakitic told the club website.“It’s a pity that with all the effort we made, they hurt us with so little, I think we can take advantage of the break to regain some strength”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Barcelona have now surrounded their hold of top spot in La Liga to Rakitic’s former club Sevilla.Sergio Busquets added: “We turned the situation around in a good first half, but Valencia closed ranks and it was difficult to find spaces.“It is a very equal league, we have to look to ourselves and try to win three points again.”Barcelona will have a chance to reclaim top spot in La Liga, after the international break, by hosting new leaders Sevilla at the Camp Nou on October 20.last_img read more

Meredith Lays Off 100 Employees

first_img About a third of the layoffs were concentrated in the New York area, though they were broadly focused and not specific to any single business unit or title. Those deals have led, in part, to the addition of 600 jobs at the company, says a spokesperson. Meredith employs about 4,000 staffers in all. The move follows a period of aggressive expansion at the company. Meredith notably bought Shape from American Media Inc. in January for $60 million, merging the title with its own health brand, Fitness. Since the fourth quarter of 2014, it had also purchased Selectable Media, a digital ad solutions firm, and, and struck a major licensing deal with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to produce its magazines. It has also seen its digital-to-print experiment, Allrecipes, find widespread success, recently upping its rate base to 1.1 million.   Meredith has laid off about 100 employees Tuesday as part of a restructuring effort, according to reports.center_img “In order to maximize the potential of what we are building, we realigned our brands and resources as necessary,” a spokesperson tells Folio:. “Yesterday’s reduction of 100 employees reflected our need to address how to deploy our workforce.” Update: Meredith reported its fiscal 2015 third quarter earnings Thursday. Overall company revenue was up 8 percent, while its national media group revenue grew 2 percent to $275 million with operating profits of $34 million. The division’s advertising revenue was up 5 percent to $118 million, including a 60-percent uptick in digital ad income, largely driven by its acquisitions.last_img read more