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Thompson helps Curry-less Warriors edge Rockets

first_imgHOUSTON (AP):Golden State’s Klay Thompson covered for the absence of star player Stephen Curry by scoring 38 points to lead the Warriors to a 114-110 win at Houston on Thursday.Having suffered only their second defeat of the season on Wednesday when Curry missed his first game due to a lower leg injury, the Warriors found just enough to compensate for the loss of the reigning league MVP and edged the Rockets.Among other results on New Year’s Eve, Oklahoma City hung on to send Phoenix to a seventh successive loss, and the Los Angeles Clippers capped a perfect five-game road trip by defeating New Orleans.Golden State’s Thompson made six 3-pointers, while Draymond Green had a triple-double of 16 assists a career high along with 10 points and 11 rebounds.James Harden had 30 points for Houston, which has dropped seven straight regular-season games to Golden State.Oklahoma City’s dynamic duo of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant steered the Thunder to a 110-106 win against Phoenix.Westbrook had 36 points and 12 assists, while Durant scored 23 points for Oklahoma City, which has won 12 of 14 games. Westbrook also had five steals and blocked a shot.STILL LOSTT.J. Warren had 29 points and nine rebounds for the Suns, who had six players score in double figures but still lost.Scores were tied with 1:34 left when Durant scored on a fade-away jumper and got free for a dunk that made it 106-102 with 31.7 seconds remaining.Los Angeles’ Chris Paul made up for a poor shooting performance by pulling off some pivotal plays in the closing minutes to seal a 95-89 win for the Clippers at New Orleans.Paul missed 15 of his first 17 shots, but hit a 19-foot step-back jumper with a minute to go to give Los Angeles a 90-87 lead. Before and after that score, Paul assisted on baskets by Jamal Crawford. Paul, who finished with 12 assists, then added three free throws in the final 21 seconds.J.J. Redick scored 26 points for the Clippers for a second straight night.Anthony Davis had 14 points and 15 rebounds for New Orleans.Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton scored 33 points as the Bucks stopped a three-game losing streak and edged Indiana 120-116.Detroit also arrested a three-game skid and swept past Minnesota 115-90, with Andre Drummond contributing 23 points and 18 rebounds.Utah broke clear in the second quarter to beat Portland 109-96 as Trey Burke scored a season-high 27 points.last_img read more

Four LiVArts Students Triumph in Accountability Drawing Contest

first_imgThe Accountability Lab has yet again teamed up with the LiVArts academy and its young students in preparing them to be accountable, law abiding citizens.““Being accountable means somebody who understands their rights, and fulfills their responsibilities,” says founder and director of the Accountability Lab Liberia, Blair Glencorse. “It begins with personal responsibility as it’s not good enough to point fingers at other people and say that they are corrupt or they are not accountable.  I think we all have to begin with our own behaviors and that’s what we are trying to help young people here understand and think about so that collectively, as the future leaders of this country, they can make it everything it should be.”In previous months, the two (LiVArts and Accountability Lab) have been working closely together to foresee how children in Liberia understand what it means to be “accountable”.During the first Accountability Art drawing contest initiative to help the 10-15 students understand, each student was asked to present his/her own drawing of problems that they see and can relate too.Three lucky winners, Austin Mah (1st place), Tracy Lumeh (2nd place) and Jeremiah Kerkula (3rd place) drew everything from poor sanitation, teachers demanding money for grades and problems relative to what these children see every day.Meanwhile, a second round of the accountability art class has successfully highlighted four new winners; a positive sign that these children understand what it means to be responsible for ones actions.Theophilus C. Bowah, Leona D. Zolue, Emmanuel F.Yekeh Jr and E. Varney Kamara) were the winners of the awards given following the class. Another class is scheduled to take place  on May 17.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Rep. Barshell Operating Illegal University’

first_imgRep. Ceebee C. D. Barshell operates an academic institution which is being described as ‘illegal.’ Says Nursing and Midwifery BoardThe Liberian Board of Nursing and Midwifery (BNM) has described as “illegal” the Barshell University College (BUC) in Paynesville, because its establishment violates the law of Liberia to operate a nursing and midwifery school in the absence of accreditation from the state board.The university is owned and operated by Montserrado County District #3 lawmaker Ceebee C. D. Barshell. The letter from the BNM, dated February 11, 2017, a copy of which is in possession of the Daily Observer, mandated the university’s administration to immediately put a stop to the illegal operation, including the recruitment of students for the nursing program, until the right things are done in keeping with their guidelines.Also, in March, 2018, authorities of the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) conducted a series of assessment on the BUC and released the report to the university on October 11, 2018.Following the assessment, the NCHE recommended to the institution to do all that is required to operate a university and that the administration must obtain accreditation in order to exert more effort to address cardinal issues raised during the evaluation.The NCHE, in their counts, instructed the BUC administration to set up an equipped library with relevant instructional materials, in order to enhance research by students and lecturers, to ensure that the institution is totally separated from the high school, and obtain accreditation from the Liberia Board of Nursing and Midwifery so as to qualify its nursing program.Among other counts submitted by NCHE is the recruitment of a vice president for academic affairs, with the minimum qualification of a terminal degree, most preferably in education, and recruit a vice for administration, with the minimum qualification of masters’ degree in education, administration or related discipline.But when the Daily Observer contacted Rep. Barshell via mobile phone yesterday evening, he responded, promising to call back in 30 minutes to address the situation. At the end of the 30 minutes, the Daily Observer placed another call to him but found that his phone had been switched off.Dr. Israel C. Obiasogu denies allegation against himIn a related development, the former President of the university, Dr. Israel C. Obiasogu has described the allegation of financial mismanagement leveled against him as false and misleading.Of recent, there has been a series of publications in the local dallies that Dr. Obiasogu and a man identified as Humphrey Jacobs were arrested by police and placed behind bars for allegedly mismanaging the school’s resources.But Dr. Obiasogu said the allegation is a smear campaign against him.According to him, following his appointment, he realized that the institution was not accredited by NCHE to run as a full-fledged university, because the school had failed to meet up with all the requirements.He said further that he was appointed on May 19, 2018, two years after the institution was established, and after careful investigation, he found out that the NCHE had denied BUC’s accreditation, and ordered it shut down until it can meet up with the conditions set for accreditation.“I did everything so that Rep. Barshell could meet officials of the Commission on Higher Education, which did not work,” Obiasogu said.He said after failing to convince the lawmaker on the importance of getting accreditation from NCHE, he resigned and was not fired, as it was reported in some of the local dailies.Dr. Obiasogu said he is willing to appear before the law to clear his name as he firmly believes that he is innocent of financial malpractices.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

President Granger instructs GECOM to prepare for elections

first_img…concedes it should have been by March 19, 2019…asks to “consult” OppositionPresident David Granger has urged the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to begin preparations for General and Regional Elections, while promising to make the financial resources necessary, available.In a letter dated February 25, 2019, and addressed to Chairman of GECOM, retired Justice James Patterson, the President laid out these promises and urged GECOM to start its work.“The Government of Guyana is committed to doing everything possible to ensure that the Commission is provided with the financial resources and has sufficient time to conduct credible elections,” he said.The information from the missive was shared with Commissioners during a meeting held on Tuesday. It was in response to an earlier letter sent to the President from GECOM.That letter was to inform the President that a motion was passed to indicate to him that new elections could not be held in 90 days as constitutionally mandated, and the need for additional funding.The President has also promised, “To seek the approval of the National Assembly to ensure that an agreement can be reached given both the constitutional requirement and GECOM’s capability.”Minister of State, Joseph Harmon has written Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, on the President’s behalf, inviting the Opposition Leader to consultations for elections.The letter stated that, “The President wishes to consult with you on the following matters: The National Assembly’s constitutional role in the present situation and the Guyana Elections Commission’s readiness and requirement for funding to enable it to conduct General and Regional Elections.”The latter has previously indicated that he expects GECOM to follow the dictate of the Constitution and hold elections on March 19, 2019, since the term of the present Government would have come to an end at that time, following the mandated resignation of the President and Cabinet immediately following the successful passage of the no-confidence motion and GECOM could use funds already budgeted.Aside from that, Commissioners representing Government and the Opposition have been presented with options to decide on the next way forward regarding registration for General and Regional Elections.last_img read more

Passport Officials to make stop in FSJ

first_imgOfficials from Passport Canada will be in Fort St. John for one day only in May.The Mobile Passport unit will be in Fort St. John on May 7th at the Stonebridge Hotel from 12pm until 8pm to review and accept completed passport applications.During their visit in Fort St. John, the only acceptable methods of fee payment at these clinics will be: certified cheque, money order (postal or bank) made payable to the “Receiver General for Canada”, VISA, MasterCard and American Express. Payment by cash or debit will NOT be accepted.- Advertisement -Passport application forms can be downloaded from the Passport Canadawebsite and completed by typing in the information. The form can also beobtained at any Passport Canada office, Service Canada Centre or Canada Postoffice.For more information, please visit the Passport Canada website atwww.passportcanada.gc.ca or call 1-800-567-6868.last_img read more

German FA rejects Ozil’s accusations of racism

first_img“The DFB stands for diversity, from the representatives at the top to the boundless, day-to-day dedication of people at the base.”On Sunday, Ozil announced his retirement from international duty in a statement, which accused Grindel of racism, when he broke his silence over his controversial meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May.“In the eyes of Grindel and his supporters, I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose,” wrote Ozil, a 2014 World Cup winner, who accused Grindel of failing to side with him against his critics.The DFB said they regretted Ozil’s decision to quit international football, but firmly rejected his accusations against Grindel.“The DFB is very grateful to Mesut Ozil for his outstanding performance in the jersey of the German national teams,” continued the statement.“It is regrettable that Mesut Ozil felt that he had not been sufficiently protected as a target of racist slogans.“But it was important that Mesut Ozil, like Ilkay Gundogan before him, gives answers to the photo (with Erdogan).“In the DFB, we win and lose together, as a team.“The DFB would have been happy if Mesut Ozil had wanted to remain part of the team on this shared basis. He decided otherwise.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mesut Ozil has made 92 appearances for Germany since his debut in 2009 © AFP/File / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVBERLIN, Germany, Jul 23 – The German Football Association (DFB) on Monday rejected claims of racism against their president Reinhard Grindel made by Mesut Ozil in his announcement that he has retired from international football.“We reject the notion that the DFB is associated with racism,” read a statement.last_img read more

Arsenal target on the verge of sealing Real Madrid move, talkSPORT told

first_imgJuventus midfielder Arturo Vidal is on the verge of completing a move to Real Madrid, according to talkSPORT’s South American expert Tim Vickery.The Chilean enforcer will compete in the Copa America final for his country against Argentina on Saturday night, and a fine season in Italy has sparked interest from several Premier League clubs, namely Arsenal.Chances of a move to England, though, appear to be slimming as Vickery believes the 28-year-old is closing on a deal with Spanish giants Madrid, with just his signature remaining to complete the deal.“You could see him doing well in the Premier League, but word in the Chilean press is that the only thing lacking for him to join Real Madrid is his signature on the paper,” Vickery told the Transfer Tavern.Vidal notched eight goals and four assists for Juventus last season as the Old Lady secured a domestic double with the Serie A and Coppa Italia crowns, before losing to Barcelona in the Champions League final.last_img read more

Evans Named Bulldog Student-Athlete of the Week

first_imgTanner Evans, a senior from Gretna, Neb., has been named this week’s Bulldog Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Drake Graduate and Professional Programs.  Evans, a defensive lineman for the Drake football team, wreaked havoc all game against Jacksonville University on Nov. 5, 2016 contributing to the Bulldogs 31-27 win. He recorded a game-high of three tackles for a loss against the Dolphins. He completed the game with a total of nine tackles, three being solo stops. Academically, Evans holds a 3.84 grade point average and is double majoring in finance and law, politics and society. Evans and the football team return to the Drake Stadium on Nov. 12 to take on Butler University. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. About Drake Graduate & Professional ProgramsDrake University offers graduate and professional programs in business, law, health care, leadership, education, public administration, counseling, executive education, and communication. At Drake, students discover proven outcomes, flexible scheduling for working professionals, and career advancement. Learn more about how Drake’s graduate and professional programs can take your career to the next level at www.drake.edu/graduate Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Women’s Golf In Sixth After First Two Rounds Of MVC Preview

first_imgCHESTERTON, Ind. – The Drake University women’s golf team finished the first two rounds of the annual Missouri Valley Conference Preview in sixth place, Monday, Oct. 15, afternoon at Sand Creek Country Club.The Bulldogs finished with team rounds of 330-337 – 667 on the day to sit five strokes behind fifth-place UNI. Missouri State is leading the the three-round event at 324-328 – 642.Erica Olberding (Des Moines, Iowa) led the Bulldogs on the day with a 79-84 – 163 to sit in a tie for eighth place overall. Her first-round 79 was the fifth-best score of the opening round. The Bulldogs struggled slightly in the afternoon round on the 6,074-yard, par-72 Sand Creek Country Club course, shooting seven strokes higher with Aimee Gerschke’s (South Milwaukee, Wis.) 83 being the team’s low round. Gershcke finished the afternoon tied for 10th at 81-83 – 164. Kristen Giles (Georgetown, Ontario) and Sigurlaug Jonsdottir (Hafnarfjordur, Iceland) completed the team’s scoring with rounds of 85-85 – 169 and 85-86 – 171 respectively. Sam Paulak (Kansas City, Mo.) shot 89-90 – 179 as well. Grace Dunn (Brookfield, Wis.) competed as an individual and carded an 88-84 – 172 to tie for 36th place.The final round of the MVC Preview starts Tuesday, Oct. 16, morning at 8:30 a.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Mbarara City FC held by Bright Stars on return to Kakyeka

first_imgAction between Mbarara City FC and Bright Stars FC on Wednesday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Uganda Premier League Mbarara City FC 0-0 Bright Stars FC Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara Wednesday, 06-11-2019Mbarara City FC and Bright Stars FC played out a goalless draw at Kakyeka Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.It was a disappointing result for the Ankole Lions who were marking their return to Kakyeka Stadium.Paul Nkata’s side who started the season, hosting games in Luzira, could not make home advantage count as they failed to break down the Stars.They had chances but could not burry them with Bebe Swalik heading Ibrahim Orit’s cross wide inside the first 15 minutes.Later, Brian Ahebwa had a shot expertly saved by Bright Stars’ goalie Godwin Buule.Solomon Okwalinga also came close but shot went agonizingly wide of the target.Mbarara have now gone five games minus tasting victory having drawn twice and lost on three occasions.The draw piles more pressure onto head coach Paul Nkata who has won only once since replacing Brian Ssenyondo at the helm.Mbarara now drop into 13th spot on the log, having gathered 10 points from 12 games.Bright Stars remain 14th on the log with 10 points.In their next assignments, Mbarara visits second-placed BUL FC at Njeru while Bright Stars will host SC Villa.How both teams startedMbarara City FCTom Ikara (GK), Souleymane Bamba, Zaidi Byekwaso, Hilary Mukundane, Ronald Ocitti, John Aheebwa, Swalik Sseguja, Brian Aheebwa, Paul Mucureezi, Ibrahim Orit, Solomon OkwalingaBright Stars FCGodwin Buule (GK), Andrew Kaggwa, Samuel Ssekito, Enock Walusimbi, Ronald Nkonge, Hamis Gabite, Derrick Ngoobi, Henry Kiwanuka, Alfred Onek, Suleiman Ssebunza, Joseph Janjali.The other game played on Wednesday-SC Villa 4-1 Tooro United FCComments Tags: Bebe Swalikbright stars fcGodwin Buulembarara city fcPaul NkataSolomon OkwalingaUganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more

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