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No stopping Rockets as they roll to 17th straight victory

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer The Bucks went stretches with the 6-foot-11 Antetokounmpo playing center to try to put a quicker lineup on the floor to counter the Rockets. Houston still ended up hitting 47 percent from the floor and 35 percent (14 of 40) from 3-point range, and held a 22-14 edge in fast-break points.QUOTABLE“It’s a little carelessness. We played two teams that create a lot of turnovers. A little bit of them and a little bit of us.” — D’Antoni on his team’s seven first-quarter turnovers.UP NEXTRockets: Makes third stop on four-game trip with a visit to the Toronto Raptors on Friday.Bucks: Try to improve to 3-0 this season over New York when the Knicks visit Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson James Harden scored 26 points, Eric Gordon had 18 points and two momentum-swinging 3s in the third quarter, and Houston beat Milwaukee 110-99 on Wednesday night for its 17th straight win.The Rockets passed the Boston Celtics for the longest winning streak in the NBA this season. Houston hasn’t lost since Jan. 26 at New Orleans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We find ways to win,” Harden said. “It’s not going to be the same way every game.”The latest victory came on the second of a tough back-to-back stretch of road games that started with a 10-point victory at Oklahoma City. No wonder the Rockets looked sluggish at times against the Bucks. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Paul had 16 points and 11 assists for the Rockets, who answered every Bucks charge.Milwaukee used an 11-0 run to get to within 73-69 with 3:25 left on Brown’s corner 3. The Bucks did most of their damage during the spurt around the bucket, with Antetokounmpo leading the way in the post.The NBA’s most prolific 3-point shooting team countered with another display of clutch perimeter shooting.The Rockets would beat the Bucks down the floor to set up open shots on the wing. Gordon knocked down two 3s, and P.J. Tucker added another 3 to help Houston close the third with a 14-7 run for an 87-76 lead.“With a win streak like this you are doing a lot of things the right way,” Gordon said. “We still play for each other. We knew this was going to be a tough road trip.”Houston got off to a sloppy start at the Bradley Center with a seven-turnover first quarter, a night after tying its season high with 22 turnovers in the 10-point win at Oklahoma City.The end of the first half offered a glimpse of what was still to come. Harden hit a deep 3 just before the halftime buzzer from well beyond the arc with a defender in his face for a 58-46 lead.“We’ve just got to stick with the game plan, close out, run them off the (3-point) line,” Brown said.TIP INSRockets: Swingman Joe Johnson missed a second straight game due to illness, while coach Mike D’Antoni rested Nene a day after the center played 17 minutes.Bucks: C Tyler Zeller (back) missed a second straight game. … It does not appear as if Matthew Dellavedova (right ankle) will return soon. The team initially estimated that the guard might miss a month when he got hurt on Feb. 4 at Brooklyn. The Bucks are also still without G Malcolm Brogdon (left quad).GIANNIS IN THE MIDDLE Lopez, LA Lakers hold off Magic in bizarre endingcenter_img Houston Rockets’ James Harden reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — The Houston Rockets had trouble at times holding on to the ball and keeping up with the young Milwaukee Bucks.But as long as the Rockets keep hitting their 3-pointers, they’re pretty hard to beat.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments And yet the Rockets still led by 10 for most of the fourth quarter until a late surge by the Bucks sliced the lead to 104-99 with 1:06 left on rookie Sterling Brown’s layup.Chris Paul answered with a short floater in the lane with 45 seconds left after driving on Jason Terry to silence Bucks fans who were pleading “Defense! Defense!”Houston obliged after forcing the Bucks to waste 15 seconds on the ensuing inbounds pass and settle for an off-balance 3 that missed. The Rockets led comfortably from there.“There were a few 50-50 balls or offensive rebounds that we needed to secure that if we do, it gives us an opportunity to run,” Bucks coach Joe Prunty said. “If we run, then maybe we can put them on their heels … but the ball needs to move.”Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points. Khris Middleton finished with 18 points for Milwaukee, while Brown had a career-high 15.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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House Summons NEC

first_imgThe House of Representatives Tuesday, August 12, overwhelmingly voted to summon authorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC) to explain “why NEC failed to alert the Legislature about recommendations to postpone the Special Senatorial Election.”In the wake of the outbreak of the Ebola Virus in Liberia, NEC recently recommended the postponement of the October 14, 2014 Special Senatorial Election.According to NEC Chairman, Cllr. Jerome George Korkoya, NEC may be unable to deploy staff in the field to conduct civic/voter education as well as recruit and deploy 25,000 polling staff at polling centers in Liberia, and as such, postponing the poll was the best option available.Chairman Korkoya said the Commission’s recommendation is also based on the fact that the Ebola outbreak would hinder the smooth conduct of campaign activities by candidates, who are desirous of contesting the election.He said the health emergency in Liberia may affect the conduct of free, fair, transparent, and credible election come October.Accordingly, NEC communicated said postponement to the appointing power, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, to inform the high court about the inability of the Commission to run the election but failed to officially inform the Legislature.In the wisdom of plenary, as the first branch of government, “NEC should have communicated with the Legislature any decision relative to changes in the pending election before the Executive or the Judiciary.”President Sirleaf Tuesday informed the House of the postponement, requesting an audience or support in a decision to postpone the election.Plenary took offense to that assertion, adding; “The President should not be the one informing us about this recommendation instead, that should be the work of the NEC.”In keeping with their oversight responsibility, Lofa County Representative Clarence Massaquoi made a motion to invite NEC Chairman Cllr. Korkoya to appear before the House on Thursday, August 14, in order to provide reasons “why up to present, NEC has not informed the Legislature of their (NEC) action.”This will be Cllr. Korkoya’s second appearance before the House relative to the ensuing Special Election.Cllr. Korkoya first appeared before the House early this year to justify why US$1.9 million was expended by the Commission for vehicles rental purposes.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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Jurors in Libby trial begin deliberations

first_imgWASHINGTON – Jurors deliberated Wednesday without reaching a verdict on whether former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby obstructed the investigation into who leaked the identity of a CIA operative married to a prominent Iraq war critic. The eight women and four men heard 14 days of testimony, a full day of closing arguments and more than an hour of instructions from U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton before beginning their discussions. After 4 hours of deliberation, the jurors went home until today. The jurors include a former Washington Post reporter, an MIT-trained economist, a retired math teacher, a former museum curator, a law firm accountant, a Web architect and several retired or current federal workers. There are 10 whites and two blacks – in a city where blacks outnumber whites by more than 2 to 1. Libby, who was the chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, faces five felony counts that carry a combined top penalty of 30 years in prison. If convicted, Libby probably would be sentenced to far less under federal guidelines. The trial provided behind-the-scenes details of the interaction between top reporters and government officials and of Cheney’s efforts to rebut criticism of him and the administration. The investigation began with the public identification of CIA operative Valerie Plame on July 14, 2003, eight days after her husband, ex-ambassador Joseph Wilson, publicly accused the Bush administration of distorting intelligence to push the nation into war with Iraq. Months later, Libby told the FBI and a grand jury he first learned Plame worked for the CIA from Cheney on June 11. But he said that amid the press of war issues and other national security concerns he forgot that and was surprised to learn it from NBC Washington bureau chief Tim Russert on July 10 or 11. Thereafter, he said, he told reporters he had heard the information only from journalists and could not confirm it. Russert testified he and Libby never discussed Plame. Judith Miller, who had been a reporter with The New York Times, testified Libby told her about Plame’s CIA job before the Russert conversation. Matt Cooper, then of Time magazine, testified Libby confirmed her employment for him. Six government officials testified they either told Libby about Plame’s job or discussed it with him between June 11 and July 10 or 11. Walton explained to the jurors that they must weigh the truth of several different statements by Libby in the various counts. On the obstruction count, Walton said they could find Libby guilty if they unanimously decided any one, or more, of three Libby statements were lies: that Russert asked Libby whether Plame worked at the CIA and said all the reporters knew it, that Libby was surprised to learn the Plame information from Russert or that Libby told Cooper he’d heard it from reporters but didn’t know whether it was true. On one count of lying to the FBI, jurors could find Libby guilty if they found either or both of his statements about the Russert call were lies, Walton explained. The other count of lying to the FBI hinges on Libby’s statement about the Cooper call. On two counts of perjury, jurors would have to weigh various Libby statements to the grand jury about how he learned about Plame’s job and whom he told, including four separate statements in one count, Walton said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Socioeconomics 101

first_imgValencia Rarest of feats Re “Iraq war backers must admit our errors” (Viewpoint, March 18): Daily News Opinion Editor Chris Weinkopf performs that rarest of feats: revising his opinion in print. The re-examination of his views on the wisdom of invading Iraq, based on the tenets of his faith as well as strategic considerations, panders neither to the right nor the left – it just expresses his thoughts. It would be refreshing to see such openness not just in journalism, but in the government as well. – Doug Lasken Woodland Hills Section 8 housing Re “Housing program crumbles” (March 17): The article seems to imply greed on the part of landlords to evict Section 8 tenants. For many years, in spite of L.A.’s rent control, many apartment owners were eager to accept tenants on Section 8. But over at least the last few years, the escalating ineptness and nonresponsiveness of the Housing Authority of the city of Los Angeles has prevented units under Section 8 from even keeping up with rents allowed under the economically absurd rent-stabilization ordinance. If the city’s Housing Authority became competent and businesslike, many owners would again accept Section 8 tenants. – Victor N. Viereck Valley Village And other pet beliefs Re “Same old song” (Your Opinions, March 16): So now we have another proposal why those goofy scientists are pushing the theory of global warming: They’re doing it for the money. It’s not from concern for humanity; it’s simple greed. Michael Crichton, on the other hand, wrote his novel decrying the theory because he’s a humanitarian who wanted and got his invitation to the White House. Perhaps your readers could pool their resources, back a movie from Crichton’s book and slip in their other pet convictions: Evolution is a total fraud; there really were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in 2003; Jesus is buried in James Cameron’s tomb. – Mary Black Winnetka Beatle letters The Beatle letter writers are really tripping. Calling them terrorists? Saying they opened eyes to the horrors of war and dirty politics? Claiming they bamboozled America? All hogwash, I say. I’m sorry if Larry Williams and others lost relevance, but fans made their own choices. The artists mentioned are wonderful. There’s room for them all. Obviously, the Beatles loved American rockers. The world is a better place if only for the listening pleasure the Fab Four gave so many, but they were about making music. Idolizing, attaching political-social importance and bitter jealousy are all silly. Get over it. It’s about the music! They rocked! – Kevin Fennell Canoga Park Read closely Re “This is the USA” (Your Opinions, March 16): Poor Salvador Gallegos didn’t understand my comments about Mariel Garza. I called her an opportunist – not greedy or a dictator. I took umbrage with her general statement that the American spirit has a tradition of exploiting every possible opportunity. I love my country and our Constitution, as well as the generous spirit of many Americans. If Gallegos had not jumped to conclusions, he would have understood my annoyance with Garza’s comments. Furthermore, I’m now annoyed with Gallegos for suggesting I’m a member of the club that wants to confiscate a successful hard-working person’s money. I happen to be a hard-working citizen who thinks Gallegos is unaware of what the neocons in the form of the Bush administration have done to our country. – Elaine Wernet Northridge As God intended Pat Knepley and Roger Olsen are dead right when they say that “Gore’s shrill propaganda” on global warming is “far from fact” and that we shouldn’t “buy what Al sold us” about it. I mean, isn’t Gore the nut who said that “warming of the climate system is unequivocal” and that “most of the observed increase in globally averaged temperatures … is greater than 90 percent, likely due to human greenhouse-gas concentrations?” What a load of – huh? He didn’t say that? Well who did? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change? Whatever. I’m a right-winger. I don’t know how to look stuff up. (I get my facts from Rush and Bush, as God intended.) – Jeff Wolverton Los Angeles Money floats Re “Teachers OK 6 percent raise, decry glitch in payroll checks” (March 16 ): I have a question for that man who calls himself a mayor and who wants to run the Los Angeles Unified School District, as well as for the buffoons on the school board: Why are you collecting your paychecks ahead of the 20,000 employees who are still waiting for theirs? What is wrong with the glitch in this picture? Personally, I recommend a trip for each of you that the taxpayers probably wouldn’t mind paying for: a hunting trip with Dick Cheney. – Debbie Gordon Woodland Hills Walter Reed hospital The fact that politicians and high-ranking military enjoy luxurious treatment and excellent medical attention on the top floor of Walter Reed Medical Center while, underneath them, on the lower floors, the true heroes and protectors of democracy suffer filth and shoddy medical care shows how our government treats its wounded veterans like dirt under the others’ feet. – Helen Logan-Tackett Fullerton Ruby the elephant I think there should be elephants in zoos. The 6- to 9-acre compound at the L.A. Zoo will be a much nicer place than the tiny pens that Ruby and Gita had, so why not allow a few to remain there “on view”? We “sacrifice” animals all the time for food and byproducts (sorry, vegetarians), and there are many people who abuse and misuse pets without punishment, so why not, for the sake of our children, allow a few of the gentle giants to reside in zoos? A cartoon drawing, a photo in a book and a written description will never compare with letting a young child stand next to a real live elephant for understanding and awe. Don’t let that experience be lost for the sakes of some radical animal-rights activists. – Jackie Houchin Sun Valley Support our troops No support when the generals said it would take more troops. No support when troops were reinforcing military vehicles. No support to keep towns and cities secure. No support for proper rehabilitation conditions. But billions and billions of U.S. support dollars to many foreign nations. – Ken Garrison Rosamond160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Education Revolution” (Our Opinions, March 16): Socioeconomics is the key word in education. For example: Some small districts, such as the Beverly Hills district, have excellent scores and graduation rates, but a small district in Compton is one of the worst-performing school districts in California. The same equation will apply if we compare districts such as San Marino and Lynwood, both small districts – one a top performer and the other one of the lowest performers. If we look at the Los Angeles Unified School District, some schools in the Porter Ranch area are among the top performers in the nation, while some schools in the South Central area are the lowest. Politicians and others who never expended any time in the ghettos of America are never going to get it. Schools are just as good as the neighborhoods where they stand. Socioeconomics is the key to education. – Federico Iches last_img read more

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Kenyans On Twitter brag of Wanyama, ‘Origi’ ahead of UCL final

first_imgSpurs headed to Amsterdam needing to overturn a 1-0 first leg defeat and in the first half as they were trailing 2-0, Wanyama pulled a knock that saw his substituted in the second half that saw the Maurico Pochettino side return a re-enegised side to overturn tables.Brazilian Lucas Moura was the hero of the night as he hit a hat-trick including a last gasp goal to send Spurs fans into raptures. All that Wanyama who joined injured Harry Kane on the stands, could do is to limp into the pitch with joy written all over his face.Mariga, made history in 2010 when he became the first Kenyan ever to have won a UEFA Champions League when he was featuring for Inter Milan, entering the field as a late substitute against Chelsea, with Inter under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho winning 1-0.For Wanyama, who became the first Kenyan to score in the UEFA Champions League when he scored past Helsingborgs to reach the group stages in 2012, will be a final eagerly waiting for as he will be looking to face Belgian Divock Origi who has Kenyan roots, as he inspired his Liverpool side to the final with an astonishing comeback over Barcelona.-Kenyans flooded on Twitter-Kenyans On Twitter (KOT) were not lest behind as they bragged one of their owns in the name of Wanyama and ‘Origi’.Mariga became the 1st Kenyan to play & win the the champions league trophy with Inter Milan 16/3/2010 which coincidentally was also played in Madrid .Wanyama will become the 2nd Kenyan to play in the Finals on 1/06/2019 in Madrid. pic.twitter.com/DZ8AWlYpls— 🇰🇪Cynthia Wanyama🇰🇪 (@CYNTHIA_WANYAMA) May 8, 2019THE 2 BROTHERS HISTORY MAKER:Kenyan Brothers Make history again as Victor Wanyama follows the footsteps of his elder Brother Macdonald Mariga by qualifying for the Uefa Champions league finals in Madrid. pic.twitter.com/F3XVJfJZTb— 🇰🇪Cynthia Wanyama🇰🇪 (@CYNTHIA_WANYAMA) May 8, 2019ALL-KENYA FINAL! There you have it. N 2nd title for Wanyama family after McDonald Mariga with Inter in 2010. To our East African neighbours, they think we are talkin’ ‘Greek’. @VictorWanyama @MikeSonko @CYNTHIA_WANYAMA @moscakenya @CheGiaevara @SimbaSCTanzania @BinzubeirySport pic.twitter.com/y3JkMXnZcD— Voice of Sport (@vos_africa) May 8, 2019Moussa Sissoko and Victor Wanyama trying to sing Wonderwall is better viewing than the game itself pic.twitter.com/F5FOAR90E5— Zach Campbell 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@zjlcampbell) May 8, 2019” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>This year’s Mashemeji Derby will be played in Madrid on Madaraka Day. Arnold Origi vs Victor Wanyama.Origi vs wanyama pic.twitter.com/nMZXGb2v97— bashir Al-hajji (@zeidbashka) May 8, 2019RT for Wanyama Like for Origi #AJAXTOT #Ajax #Spurs #LIVTOT #Tottenham pic.twitter.com/lK1iZbLSG5— AfricaSokoni| Redefining Online Shopping (@africasokoni) May 8, 2019Wanyama, Lucas Moura and Moussa Sissoko after beating Ajax tonight 🙌#AJATOT #Spurs pic.twitter.com/m3TEXlRH4x— All About Football (@Insta_Stories12) May 8, 2019Two Kenyans in Champions League Final.Victor Wanyama,SpursDivock Origi, LiverpoolThat’s the tweet. 😤🇰🇪 pic.twitter.com/EkLuiqikHP— Pye Waw (@pyewaw) May 8, 2019Here’s a weird footballing curiosity I have managed to dust off my brain:If Victor Wanyama wins the Champions League with Spurs this season, he’ll be only the second Kenyan🇰🇪 to do so. The first? McDonald Mariga, who won it with Inter in 2010.The fun part? They’re brothers pic.twitter.com/9pyikoq6fD— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) May 8, 20190Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenyans On Twitter appreciate their own Wanyama, ‘Origi’ ahead of UCL finalNAIROBI, Kenya, May 9 – Though he limped out after the first half, Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama is poised to making a landmark moment in his football career as he looks to become only the second Kenyan to play in the prestigious UEFA Champions League final after his elder brother Macdonald Mariga.This is after his English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur did the impossible to edge out favourites Ajax on away goal rule after a 3-3 aggregate score to reach a first UEFA Champions League final.last_img read more

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DONEGAL TRIO TO SPEARHEAD TIR CHONAILL GAELS ATTACK IN ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINAL

first_imgTir Chonaill Gaels GAA News:All Ireland Quarter FinalThe club contest the All Ireland Quarter Final this coming Saturday, 12th of December V Clonmel Commercials in Rusilip. Throw in is at 1.30pm.COOL HEADS: Donegal lads Adrian Hanlon and Ashley Carr will be pivotal figures as will be Seami Friel when Tir Chonaill Gaels play Clonmel Commercials this weekend.All support for Barney and the boys is appreciated and Irish TV will also be showing the game live on channel Sky 191, Freesat 400 & on www.irishtv.ie. Best of Luck to Barney, Lloyd, JP and the panel.Christmas PartyWe will be having our Christmas party this Saturday evening in the clubhouse after the game in Ruislip. There will be refreshments served and we hope to see as many members as possible down in Greenford following the big game.Shave for ZackWell done to Lloyd and the senior footballers who raised the tidy sum of £5,500 for Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin. The boys (the few who were able) grew beards for the month of October and had them shaved at the end of the month by master craftsman JP O’Donnell. Lloyd would like to thank everyone who donated money and who gave their time.Lottery Results 3rd DecemberJackpot £2,000 – No WinnerNumbers drawn: 12, 15, 19 & 21£25 Lucky Dip Winners:Mike Coffey, Club BarSinead Keohe, Club BarTom Mohan, c/o TCGDavid KennedyNext draw Saturday 12th December at the Clubhouse£2,050 JackpotPlay online at www.tirchonaillgaels.com DONEGAL TRIO TO SPEARHEAD TIR CHONAILL GAELS ATTACK IN ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINAL was last modified: December 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:all-ireland quarter finalGAASportTir Chonaill Gaelslast_img read more

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Goossens’ rift remains

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Goossen, 62, comes from a family of eight boys and two girls. Three of the boys have become somewhat famous. Dan Goossen, president of Goossen Tutor Promotions in Sherman Oaks, is one of the game’s better promoters. He doesn’t belong in the same class as Bob Arum and Don King, but no one does. Joe Goossen is one of the better trainers in boxing. He has trained several world champions, including Rafael and Gabe Ruelas of Sylmar and Diego “Chico” Corrales. Joe Goossen was the trainer in the winning corner of one of the most memorable fights in history. That was last May in Las Vegas when Corrales got up from two 10th-round knockdowns to stop Jose Luis Castillo in the 10th round of their lightweight title unification bout. Joe Goossen will be in Corrales’ corner again Saturday when Corrales and Castillo square off in a rematch in Las Vegas. Showtime pay-per-view will televise for $44.95. At Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas (SHO), Diego Corrales, Las Vegas, vs. Jose Luis Castillo, Mexico, 12, for Corrales’ WBC and WBO lightweight titles; Carlos Alberto Hernandez, West Covina, vs. Bobby Pacquiao, Philippines, 12, super featherweights; Jorge Arce, Mexico, vs. Hussein Hussein, Australia, 12, flyweights. Goossens’ rift remains Something has been sticking in Pat Goossen’s craw for two decades, and the other day at his new gym on Saticoy Street in Van Nuys, he got it off his chest. There’s also Greg Goossen. In six seasons of Major League Baseball, he played for four teams, the last being the Washington Senators in 1970. He had a .242 career average. They have gotten their due. But perhaps Pat Goossen has not. A trainer and former pro fighter, he can lay claim to being the only Goossen sibling who actually was a fighter. He’s also the only member of the Goossen family to have sons that boxed. Eric Goossen was 4-1 as a welterweight, Chuck Goossen was 12-2 as a welterweight and P.J. Goossen was 19-3 as a junior middleweight, middleweight and super middleweight. Pat trained all of them. Eric was killed in a car accident five years ago and Chuck is a postal worker, but P.J. helps Pat run the gym on Saticoy. Pat said he is the Goossen that got the family started in boxing. Basically, he believes that, in some ways, his brothers Dan and Joe have stolen his identity. To him, that’s what happened when he said Dan, backed by Joe, in 1984 locked him out of the Ten Goose Boxing gym in Valley Village that was funded by Dan’s boss, and built by Pat. One day, Pat said, he went to the gym, the locks were changed and everyone had a new key but him. Ever since, the brothers have had long periods of estrangement, which is where they are now. Dan, who later promoted shows at the Reseda Country Club under the Ten Goose Boxing banner, and Joe have refused to talk about Pat’s charges. “It’s a family matter,” Dan Goossen said. There were no papers signed and Pat just sort of walked away from the mess in 1984. Hard feelings still exist. “I don’t regret anything too much, but I should have taken a harder stance back then,” said Pat Goossen, who said he and Dan were supposed to have been 50-50 partners in the original Ten Goose Boxing gym. “A lot of people would say this is sour grapes. This is not sour grapes. I’ve been a good provider. “But Dan knows that I pioneered this whole thing. How does a family get into boxing unless a family member did it? If Dan and Joe had been more square with me, I would never have had to sell my house in Studio City, which is now probably worth $1 million.” Joe Goossen, other than saying “no comment,” washed his hands of any wrongdoing to Pat. He also wanted to clear up something of his own regarding his status as a trainer. Pat Goossen and his buddy Sonny Shields, father and trainer of former welterweight contender Randy Shields of North Hollywood, recently were upset that Joe had been quoted in a Las Vegas newspaper as saying he got his start co-training Randy. “I would never have let him go near Randy,” Sonny Shields said. Joe, however, said he never said that, that the quote was incomplete and taken out of context. “I did my apprenticeship under Sonny Shields,” Joe said. The proof is in the pudding. Joe Goossen is a good trainer. His instruction and demeanor in the corner seem outstanding. “No one has given me these fights; I’ve earned them,” Joe said. Pat Goossen had plenty more to say, but that’s not entirely the point here because as far as we’re concerned, all of the Goossens are respectable people. The biggest issue is this: There is nothing more important than family. The best thing the Goossens could do is to put aside their differences and once again become whole. Estrangement is never good. Take it from someone who knows. Robert Morales covers boxing for the Daily News. His column appears Mondays. He can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2313, or robert.morales@sgvn.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img FIGHT SCHEDULE Oct. 8 last_img read more

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DD Medical Matter: Understanding Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

first_imgThis week Dr Roarty of Scally McDaid Roarty Medical Practice discusses a common women’s health issue.Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS as it is commonly known as, is quite a common condition and is thought to occur in about one in ten women.It is a condition where a woman has at least two (and often three) of the following : Many tiny cysts on her ovaries – usually more than 12.An imbalance of hormones , in particular testosterone.Altered ovulation – ovulation may not occur every month. If a woman does not ovulate she may not have a period.What are the symptoms?Usually symptoms will become noticeable in a woman’s late teens or early twenties. Not all symptoms will occur in every woman.  They can be quite mild or really severe. They can also vary depending on your age.Periods can become irregular, light or even disappear. PCOS can lead to fertility problems as ovulation is needed to become pregnant. Excessive hair-growth is a well-known symptom of PCOS, though it doesn’t happen in every case.  The difference between mild unwanted hair growth which is quite common and considered normal and excessive abnormal hair-growth can be difficult to distinguish. The excessive hair-growth tends to be male pattern ie facial chest and tummy. Acne can persist well after the teenage years and male pattern hair loss may occur on the scalp. Weight gain is more common in women with PCOS as is depression, probably because of the other symptoms.Do we know what causes PCOS? The cause is not entirely clear. However, we do know a number of factors that are involved. Women with PCOS tend to have insulin resistance, that is more insulin is required to keep blood sugar levels normal. This then leads to ovaries producing too much testosterone, which in turn causes problems with ovulation and thus fertility. Insulin resistance contributes to weight gain and it will come as no surprise to learn that excessive testosterone contributes to excessive hair growth.High levels of a specific hormone produced in the brain called LH is common in PCOS patients and this higher level of LH contributes to excessive testosterone.PCOS is not directly inherited but there seems to be a hereditary component to the condition in some cases. Excessive weight also seems to make the level of insulin resistance worse.Are there any other problems with PCOS?PCOS will increase your chances of developing a number of other conditions  eg raised blood pressure, Type 2 Diabetes, high cholesterol, gestational diabetes (diabetes in pregnancy) and weight gain. All of these will then increase your risk of cardiovascular problems (eg stroke, heart attack). Pre-eclampsia,  a condition where the blood pressure is raised during pregnancy is also more common in cases of PCOS.What tests are needed?A blood test will check for hormonal imbalances if PCOS is suspected while an ultrasound scan can check for the multiple tiny cysts that may develop on the ovary.Is there a cure?There is no cure. Weight loss will be advised as this reduces the raised insulin levels (and subsequently the raised testosterone levels) and thus chances of ovulation, regular periods and fertility. It may also help with acne and hairgrowth. A dietician’s advice can be helpful here. There are various ways of dealing with excessive hairgrowth such as creams, electrolysis, and laser treatments. Certain oral contraceptive pills can also help with excessive hairgrowth and if these all fail, a specialist may prescribe particular anti-testosterone medicines. Acne is treated using the usual treatments and period problems are often managed using contraceptives.Fertility issues are treated with medicines usually prescribed by a specialist. Medicines which are normally used to treat Diabetes are sometimes prescribed ( to decrease the blood level of insulin)  by a specialist also, though further research is required to confirm their role.  A healthy lifestyle is important for everyone but particularly for a woman with  PCOS so that she does not develop any long-term complications,  and so, your doctor will usually discuss a healthy diet, regular exercise, weight loss if needed and smoking.The above information is intended as advice only and should you have any concerns please contact your own Doctor.Dr Ciarán Roarty MB, BCh BAO MICGP DRCOG Grad. Cert. Obst. Ultrasound is a full-time GP at Scally McDaid Roarty Medical Practice, Scally Place, Letterkenny,  Tel 0749164111 www.scallys.ieDr Ciaran Roarty at the Scally McDaid Roarty surgery in Letterkenny.DD Medical Matter: Understanding Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome was last modified: October 7th, 2019 by Scally McDaid RoartyShare 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:Dr Ciaran RoartyMedical MattersPolycystic Ovarian Syndromelast_img read more

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Hubble Explodes Star-Formation Assumption in Globular Clusters

first_imgThe Hubble Telescope found three episodes of star formation in a globular cluster.  While this announcement might make a layman yawn, what’s interesting are the expressions of grief and anguish coming from astronomers about what this does to their theories.  For many years, astronomers had prided themselves on their understanding of globular clusters.  These massive, spherical clusters formed early in the universe, it was said, and have been slowly aging till now.  This assumption appears to have been jeopardized by the observations made of giant globular NGC 2808.  Feel their pain:“We had never imagined that anything like this could happen,” said Giampaolo Piotto of the University of Padova in Italy and leader of the team that made the discovery.  “This is a complete shock.”“The standard picture of a globular cluster is that all of its stars formed at the same time, in the same place, and from the same material, and they have co-evolved for billions of years,” said team member Luigi Bedin of the European Space Agency…. “This is the cornerstone on which much of the study of stellar populations has been built.  So we were very surprised to find several distinct populations of stars in NGC 2808.”Finding multiple stellar populations in a globular cluster so close to home has deep cosmological implications, the researchers said.“We need to do our best to solve the enigma of these multiple generations of stars found in these Hubble observations so that we can understand how stars formed in distant galaxies in our early universe,” Piotto explained.[Science Daily]: Space telescope makes startling discovery… The Hubble Space Telescope has provided evidence representing a major upset for conventional theories that propose a single period for star birth.[Space.com]: The long-held belief that globular star clusters form in a single boom has been challenged by new findings.[New Scientist]:  “NGC 2808 was just considered a normal globular cluster and no one was expecting this ability to see three distinct stellar populations,” Piotto told New Scientist.  “This result says globular cluster stars are not as simple as we are teaching to our students.”To be fair, the astronomers are not quite ready to take up truck driving.  “No one would make the radical step of suggesting that previous work on other clusters is no longer valid,” one of the astronomers said.  “But this discovery shows that the study of stellar populations in globular clusters now opens up in a new direction.”  If a theory this well-established can be challenged, however, it raises questions about the ability of astronomers to claim knowledge about lesser-understood phenomena.Is science always progressive and cumulative?  Is this finding a mere adjustment?  Are astronomers converging on The Truth about the universe, despite some missteps along the way?  Or do announcements like this illustrate the tentative nature of science, and cast doubt on the ability of man by reason and fallible senses to deduce the true nature of the world?  These are profound questions in the philosophy of science.    It appears obvious that we know more about stars and the universe than we did a hundred years ago, or two hundred.  Yet as professor Steven Goldman at Lehigh reminds us in Science Wars, almost everything we thought we knew 100 years ago has changed dramatically.  What we think the Earth is, and what we think the Universe is, and what we think an Atom is, or Space, or Time, or Matter, or Energy, bears almost no resemblance to what scientists “knew” about these things at the beginning of the 20th century.  We cannot have much assurance, therefore, that scientists 100 years in the future will not look back on the early 21st century and chuckle about how wrong we were.    Most scientists these days are realists.  They believe in the correspondence theory of truth: i.e., that our sense impressions correspond to what is really “out there” in the world.  This is the “common sense” view most of us take for granted.  Philosophers since the Greeks have questioned this assumption, however.  For thousands of years, the greatest minds in history have debated vigorously the degree to which our senses provide knowledge about reality.  Science has, in fact, taken some of its most serious blows in recent decades.  Since the 1930s and 1960s – even into the “science wars” of the 1990s, great minds have wrestled with the “knowledge problem” in science.  Though realism tentatively holds the hill again now, some big names have challenged the objectivity of scientists.  They have pointed to the historical and social nature of science, accusing scientists of being blind to their assumptions, and asking questions that push the academic programme in certain directions and not others.  Even the logical positivists who were determined to save the objectivity of science gave up by the 1950s.This is not to say that we must doubt what a car is, and whether we are driving down the road, or what will happen if we drive into a brick wall.  But when discussing scientific objects like a quark, or the interior of a star, or a black hole, or a species, or a population, or a gene, or global climate change, or laws of nature – and the causes of their interactions and how we explain them — scientists get onto slippery philosophical ground very quickly.  A finite number of instances cannot necessarily be extrapolated to a class.  A time sequence does not necessarily imply a cause-effect relationship.  A majority of scientists can be wrong (bandwagon fallacy).  And today’s best theory is not necessarily a good theory (Macbeth’s best-in-field fallacy).  These are just a few of the caveats that can be levied against even simple, down-to-earth explanations in our everyday experience.  The problems become even more significant in astronomy and cosmology, where the line between theory and observation is often very fuzzy.This entry about globular clusters reminds us that scientists can never simply assume that their theories correspond to Reality with a capital R.  No matter what the textbook says, or how solid the scientific consensus appears, everything in science is subject to revision.  Some things are subject to revolution.  Whenever a scientist says “We now know,” that’s the time to get out the red flag and say, “We heard that line 100 years ago, and now look.”(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Man Utd team news: Lukaku & Martial start

first_imgManchester United Man Utd team news vs Burnley: Lukaku, Martial and Pogba start Kris Voakes Last updated 1 year ago 22:07 1/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Paul Pogba Anthony Martial Manchester United EPL 01012018 Getty Images Manchester United Burnley Burnley v Manchester United Premier League Jose Mourinho has named a full-strength side for the trip to Turf Moor with Ashley Young replacing Luke Shaw in the only change Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has fielded a full-strength side to face Burnley on Saturday with Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial all involved from the start.The Portuguese boss makes a single change from the starting XI which beat Stoke City 3-0 on Monday, bringing back Ashley Young at full-back following his three-match ban for an elbow in the midriff of Southampton’s Dusan Tadic on December 30.Young replaces Luke Shaw on the left side of defence, ending the former Southampton defender’s five-game run of consecutive starts. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The team news is in, #MUFC fans! Here’s your starting XI to take on Burnley in today’s @PremierLeague game. #BURMUN pic.twitter.com/tJEcZgQkER— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 20, 2018United head for Turf Moor knowing they have a good record away to Burnley over recent history, while they also have a 100 per-cent record in league and cup fixtures so far in 2018 having seen off Everton, Derby County and Stoke without conceding a goal.However, they go into the fixture still 12 points short of leaders Manchester City in the Premier League table.Burnley: Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee (c), Taylor; Gudmundsson; Defour, Cork, Arfield; Hendrick; Barnes. Subs: Lindegaard, Lowton, Nkoudou, Vokes, Westwood, Wells, K.Long.Man Utd: De Gea; Valencia (c), Smalling, Jones, Young; Pogba, Matic; Mata, Lingard, Martial; Lukaku. Subs: Romero, Rojo, Rashford, Herrera, Shaw, Fellaini, McTominay.last_img read more

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