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Balanced Hawks hold off Wizards, tie series 2-all

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) works against Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) in the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, April 24, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA — Paul Millsap bounced back from a sluggish start to score 19 points, Dwight Howard had his best game of the postseason and the Atlanta Hawks pulled away from the Washington Wizards 111-101 Monday night to even the opening-round playoff series at 2-all.Howard, who was a non-factor through the first three games, had a double-double by halftime and finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Gavina calls out Mallari anew: ‘Sometimes he’s a detriment’center_img Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ The Hawks got double-figure scoring from seven players, including huge contributions off the bench from Kent Bazemore and Jose Calderon.Bradley Beal scored 32 points, bouncing back from a dismal performance in Game 3, and John Wall had another stellar performance with 22 points and 10 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnBut those two, as good as they were, couldn’t match a more balanced approach by the Hawks.Now, a series marked by ill feelings that went so far as Markieff Morris calling Millsap “a crybaby” is down to a best-of-three. Game 5 is Wednesday night in Washington. Schroder ended up with 18 points after going scoreless in the first half, spending most of it on the bench after picking up three quick fouls.The Wizards avoided the dismal start that essentially ruined their hopes in Game 3 before the first quarter was done.With Beal finally knocking down some jumpers, Washington shot nearly 58 percent in the opening period and built a 35-28 lead.Schroder’s foul troubles put the burden on Calderon, who responded brilliantly. Of course, it helped that Howard finally made an appearance in the series.Having taken only 15 shots and scored 18 points in the first three games, he carried the load with Millsap struggling in the first half and Schroder watching from the bench. The enigmatic center had thunderous dunks on back-to-back possessions that really got the home crowd into the game.Bazemore also played a huge role in the first-half turnaround, scoring 10 points to go along with five assists and even playing the point for a couple of minutes to give Calderon a rest.TIP-INSWizards: Otto Porter Jr. was able to play after leaving Game 3 with a strained neck. He scored 13 points. … Bojan Bogdanovic was the only other Washington player in double figures, also with 13 points. … Kelly Oubre Jr. picked up three fouls in five minutes during the first half. … Marcin Gortat had 18 rebounds.Hawks: Howard has scored at least 10 points in 80 career playoff games. … The Hawks averaged 62 points in the first half of the two games at Philips Arena. … With 11 points, Taurean Prince became the first Hawks rookie to reach double-figures in his first four playoff games since Pete Maravich did it in five straight in 1971. … Among those in the crowd: Hall of Famer Julius Erving, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and at least three members of the Atlanta Falcons: Devonta Freeman, Mohamed Sanu and Taylor Gabriel. Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos View comments LATEST STORIES Bazemore scored 16 points and doled out seven assists, while the 35-year-old Calderon, picked up on waivers late in the regular season, chipped in with 10 points and five assists.Calderon came up with a huge play as the Hawks began to stretch their lead. Leading a fast break after a Wizards turnover, he passed off to Tim Hardaway Jr. on the wing for a drive to the hoop.Hardaway’s shot spun out, but the 6-foot-3 Calderon tipped it in for an 89-81 lead. The Spaniard pumped his fist and took off back the other way, screaming in delight.Millsap and Dennis Schroder stretched the margin on back-to-back possessions.Millsap grabbed an offensive rebound and managed to get the shot off while falling on his backside. The ball dropped in and he added the free throw for a 3-point play. Schroder followed with a 3-pointer, giving the Hawks a 103-93 lead with 4½ minutes to go.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Martial rubbishes United exit rumours

first_imgHowever, Martial has attempted to put an end to the exit talk by writing on his Twitter account: “The rumours are false.”His agent also made it clear earlier this month that he sees no reason for the 25-year-old to look for a way out, saying: “Martial has two years left and there is no reason for him to leave Manchester just now.”The former Monaco youngster scored only eight goals in 42 appearances across all competitions last term and has two years left on his United contract.Shares(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) SharesManchester United’s striker Anthony Martial celebrates scoring against Everton on April 3, 2016MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, June 28 – Manchester United winger Anthony Martial has quashed rumours linking him with a move away from Old Trafford during the upcoming transfer window.The France international started only 18 Premier League games last season, which led to conjecture regarding his potential departure ahead of the new campaign.last_img read more

Conte doesn’t rule out move for ‘warrior’ midfielder and Chelsea fans are split

first_img1 Chelsea have been linked with a move for Chile international Arturo Vidal and Antonio Conte didn’t go out of his way to deny he’d like to be reunited with him.The Blues’ manager is a big fan of the 30-year-old having worked with him during their time at Juventus together.“I must be honest, it’s not right to talk about a player of another team. Especially if you try to link this player with us,” he explained during a press conference.“But Arturo is a fantastic player, I have a great respect for Arturo, and we spent many years in Juventus together.“If we go to war, I’d always want him with me.” Arturo Vidal played under Antonio Conte at Juventus last_img read more

Tax breaks for hybrids about to shrink

first_imgWASHINGTON – Environmentally concerned car buyers will see some federal tax breaks for energy efficient hybrids start shrinking this fall. Toyota Motor Corp. has hit the production limit – 60,000 – on vehicles eligible for a special tax credit designed to encourage more buyers to choose gas-electric hybrids. Spokeswoman Martha Voss said Thursday that the automaker sold its 60,000th such vehicle in May. That means the tax credits for Toyota and Lexus hybrids will be cut in half for drivers who purchase their vehicles beginning in October, she said. The $3,150 credit for the popular Toyota Prius, the largest hybrid tax credit available, would shrink to $1,575. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesSix months later, beginning next April, the tax credits will shrink to one-quarter of their original value. They will disappear by October 2007. Hybrids account for a very small percentage of the market, but they have grown in popularity with gas prices topping $3 a gallon. Taxpayers could still claim a full tax credit for purchasing hybrids made by other manufacturers, such as Honda Motor Co., Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp., until those manufacturers trigger the credit limits or the tax break expires in 2011. Tax credits for hybrids range from $250 to $2,600, depending on the make and model of vehicle. A credit reduces taxes dollar-for-dollar. The tax break, part of a mammoth energy plan enacted last summer and designed to promote cleaner energy and more conservation, lets buyers claim a credit worth up to $3,400 for purchasing new hybrids. But the law limited that tax credit to the first 60,000 vehicles that a manufacturer produces. After the manufacturer hits that limit, the full credit is available only through the next quarter. The credit then shrinks to half its value for six months, and then to one-quarter for another six months, before disappearing entirely. Toyota hybrid sales have outpaced other hybrid manufacturers. The IRS, which tracks hybrid production for taxpayers, certified that Toyota sold 41,779 hybrids from January through March this year. During the same period, Honda sold 9,072 hybrids and Ford sold 6,192. President George W. Bush asked Congress to make all hybrid vehicles sold this year eligible for the tax break, one element of a proposal to reduce oil and gas consumption. It was not clear if Congress would act on that this year.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

One killed, two wounded at party

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The shooter is still at large. Detectives from the LAPD’s Foothill Division are asking the public’s help in identifying the gunman, by calling (818) 834-3115, or the 24-hour toll-free number, (877)-529-3855 (LAWFULL). -Daily News PACOIMA – A Pacoima man was killed early today and two others were seriously wounded at a shooting that occurred just as a party was winding down, police said. Raymond Uribe, 26, of Pacoima died after a man described only as Latino and wearing dark clothes fired several shots into the backyard of a home in the 13800 block of Eustace Avenue at 4 a.m. Two other men, Jorge Ortiz, 20, of Pacoima, and Gilbert Jimenez, 26, of Arleta, also were shot, but were transported to a nearby hospital. Ortiz was in serious, but stable condition, said Los Angeles Police detective Frank Bishop. While the shooting is being called gang related, not all the victims were in a gang, Bishop 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

Eminent domain measure is back

first_imgJust weeks after voters rejected a measure to reform eminent-domain laws in California, taxpayer advocates have returned with a similar measure they say will protect property owners from some government seizures. The measure, sponsored by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, would still allow governments to seize private property for public purposes but would prohibit seizures for private development. The measure is similar to Proposition 90, which voters rejected earlier this month, but differs in a few key aspects. For one, Proposition 90 had a provision – not included in the Jarvis measure – that critics said would allow developers to sue if their projects were blocked or properties were devalued by government decisions such as zoning restrictions. California voters rejected Proposition 90 by about 360,000 votes, with 47.6 percent in favor and 52.4 percent opposed. “Clearly the closeness of the vote on Proposition 90 made it clear this issue is not going to go away for California,” said Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. The proposed California Property Owners Protection Act is being reviewed by the state Attorney General’s Office. If it meets the basic legal requirements, the office will issue an official title and summary. Supporters can then begin collecting the signatures needed to qualify it for the 2008 ballot. Both Proposition 90 and the new Jarvis measure are in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2005 that a Connecticut city had the right to use eminent domain to seize private property and turn it over to a private developer to further the community’s economic development plan. But Proposition 90 was opposed by a broad coalition of groups and elected officials – from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and defeated gubernatorial candidate Treasurer Phil Angelides to organized labor and the California Chamber of Commerce. Megan Taylor, a spokeswoman for the League of California Cities, a leading opponent of Proposition 90, said local governments recognize the need to reform eminent domain in California. They opposed Proposition 90 primarily because of the lawsuit provision, but they also believe the solution should be worked out through the legislative process, not the ballot as Jarvis is now attempting. Taylor also said California already has stronger protections for property owners than Connecticut. “The legislative process lends itself to the broad-ranging, open discussion we all need to have about what the concern is and how we can address it, while still making sure we preserve our ability to meet our responsibilities as local governments to build affordable housing and address the infrastructure needs of the community,” Taylor said. “We understand the voters are concerned and reform is a priority for us over the next year.” Coupal said his organization is also willing to work through the Legislature, but introduced the ballot measure in case that option does not work. (916) 446-6723 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

Washington County Inmate Roster – 4-25-19

first_imgTheft Failure to Appear on Felony ChargeCity of Salem PoliceTara Lynn Hill, 29, Salem April 24Indiana State PoliceJonathan Andrea Martin, 27, Pekincenter_img Operating a Vehicle With a Controlled Substance In The Person’s BodyWashington County Sheriff’s DepartmentAhsley Lane Fleenor, 22, Scottsburglast_img

New chairperson elected to Donegal Sports Star Awards

first_imgAfter six years as chairperson during a very successful era for the Donegal Sports Star Awards committee, Neil Martin stepped down at Thursday evening’s AGM due primarily to his new role as the man who is now in charge of High Performance at Athletics Ireland.Martin took over as Chairperson in 2012 and has been at the helm as the Sports Star Awards profile grew in popularity with the event attracting over 600 guests to the annual presentation function which is now in it’s 43rd year. His successor will be Grace Boyle one of the best known figures in Donegal. A former Chairperson of the very successful North West 10k, she has also served on the Donegal GAA County Board’s executive committee. Grace Boyle is the current Chairperson of the Donegal Hospice.Addressing the AGM on Thursday evening in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Neil Martin said it had been a great honour to be Chairperson for the past six years but pointed out that it was all the committee members who had helped make Donegal Sports Star Awards the biggest event of it’s kind in the County. “I have taken on a new role as Chairperson of High Performance at Athletics Ireland. That is going to take up a lot of my time. I will be in Dublin five or six times a month as well as being away to international athletic events so from that point of view I wouldn’t have the same time to give to being Chair of the Donegal Sports Star Awards. I also think for myself and for the organization that a change at this time would be good. I have served in the position for six years so a new person coming in now would be beneficial going forward” Mr Martin said.The outgoing chairperson said the 2017 awards function had been another huge success with a full house of 600 people in the Mount Errigal Hotel where the international snooker star Ken Doherty was a truly exceptional special guest while Manus Kelly and Donal Barrett were very popular overall winners.During his reign the other overall winners included Karl Lacey, Jason Quigley, Mark English (twice) and Sinead Jennings. The other special guests during Neil Martin’s time in the Chair included Billy Walsh, John Delaney, Sean O’Rourke, Maeve Kyle and Patsy McGonagle.Committee secretary Paul McDaid thanked Mr Martin for the enormous contribution that he made to the Donegal Sports Star Awards organisation during his time as Chairperson adding that his work in the position would always be remembered. Those sentiments were echoed by fellow committee member Gerry Davenport while joint treasurer Patrick McLaughlin said he was privileged to have been part of the team headed up by Neil Martin.Neil will remain on as a committee member but he will have to devote a good deal of his time now to the post of High Performance Chairman at Athletics Ireland.  It’s a position he was elected at the Athletics Ireland Congress back in April for a two-year term.The 2018 Donegal Sports Star Awards Committee includes – Grace Boyle (Chairperson); Paul Callaghan (Vice-Chairperson); Paul McDaid (Secretary); May Logue (Minutes Secretary); Joint Treasurers (Patrick McLaughlin, Bartley McGlynn); Honorary President Fr. Michael Sweeney; PRO Declan Kerr; Committee – Alma Kavanagh, Gerry Davenport, Neil Martin, Nancy McNamee, Seamus Curran, Sharon Curran, Myles Sweeney and John Campbell.last_img read more

Pre-trial continues for Wallaceburg woman facing first-degree murder charge

first_imgA preliminary hearing continued Thursday for a Wallaceburg woman facing a first-degree murder charge.Dressed in black, Kourtny Audette, 26, made a brief appearance in a Chatham courtroom after her defence lawyer, Laura Joy, and Crown attorney Rob MacDonald met for pre-trial discussions with Ontario court Justice Paul Kowalyshyn outside the courtroom.She smiled as she looked over at family members in the court.Joy told the court she and the Crown will need to speak to doctors who have conducted medical reports on Audette and requested the matter be adjourned to Dec. 4.She noted that delay in the process is being waived by the defence in the case that dates back to April 2018.Kowalyshyn indicated pre-trial discussions will continue when the matter returns to court.Audette was remanded in custody and will return in person for the next court date.There is a publication ban during the pre-trial phase of this proceeding.According to previously published reports, Audette is accused in the death of 24-year-old Nick Laprise. Emergency crews responded to a Book Street home in Wallaceburg on April 18, 2018, where a man – later identified as Laprise – died at the scene. read more

Halloween Plush Appear in the Parks

first_imgShare This!The plush toy sections of the large Walt Disney World shops are now featuring loads of Nightmare Before Christmas and Halloween-themed items. Prices range from about $20 to about $30. We found these items in the Emporium and at the Town Square Theater exit shop, both on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. Most items will be available throughout the parks and at Photos: Christina Harrisonlast_img

“Get Transcript” Negligent Disclosure Claims Dismissed; No Waiver of Sovereign Immunity (Wellborn, DC D.C.)

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportVarious individuals’ claims that the IRS disclosed their return information when its “Get Transcript” online application was hacked were dismissed for failure to state a claim. The individuals argued that the failure of the IRS to properly secure the Get Transcript application was negligent and proximately caused the disclosure of their personal identifying information. However, Code Sec. 6103 does not authorize a suit based on a failure to protect, but only for improper disclosure of, such information. The individuals’ failure to safeguard claim was properly brought under the Privacy Act and their unauthorized disclosure claim was properly brought under Code Sec. 6103 because it provides a specific cause of action for individuals harmed by improper disclosure by the IRS. Moreover, the principles of sovereign immunity apply equally to federal agencies, officers and employees acting in their official capacity. This exemption from suit is expressed in jurisdictional terms; federal courts lack subject matter jurisdiction over suits against the government in the absence of a clear waiver of sovereign immunity. Therefore, the individuals’ attempt to conflate the two claims and extend Code Sec. 6103 to a cause of action for which sovereign immunity was not waived was rejected because a jury would have to decide whether the IRS failed to safeguard and then find that the failure was a negligent act that led to disclosure.B. Welborn, DC D.C., 2016-2 ustc ¶50,459Other References:Code Sec. 6103CCH Reference – 2016FED ¶36,894.7708Tax Research ConsultantCCH Reference – TRC IRS: 66,360.05last_img read more

From Video Games to the Human Genome, Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Family Brings the Power

first_imge5Servers, workstations, and storage solutions based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family deliver the right combination of performance, built-in capabilities, and cost-effectiveness to make data centers more flexible and efficient. In two new business success stories, you can see how it’s become the  solution for industries as diverse as video game manufacturers and researchers unlocking the human genome: Diagnomics Analyzes the Human Whole Genome Sequence: Researchers are deciphering genome sequences faster than ever using Intel Xeon processors E5 family.You can find more real-world business success stories like these on and iTunes. And to keep up to date on the latest business success stories, be sure to follow ReferenceRoom on Twitter. It’s Game On for Video Manufactures: Intel Xeon processor E5 family, Ultrabook™ devices, and Intel® Solid State Drives help video game manufacturers bring their products to the marketplace on time.last_img read more

Cricket: Gautam Gambhir to contest for BJP in the Lok Sabha elections

first_imgImage Courtesy: India TodayAdvertisementFormer Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has joined the Bhartiya Janta Party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and will most likely contest from the New Delhi constituency.Many have wondered what the next step for Gautam Gambhir would be ever since hanging up his boots from cricket last year. Those doubts have been put to rest as the cricketer officially joined the BJP.Image Courtesy: India TodayThe former left-handed batsman will most likely contest the election in the New Delhi constituency since his residency of Rajinder Nagar falls under the constituency.I have joined @BJP4India to serve the country with right intent and honesty. I hope through this I can make some meaningful difference to the lives of my people.— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) March 22, 2019Gambhir joined the party in the presence of the Union minister Arun Jaitley and went on to express his delight to NDTV. He said:“This is a fabulous platform for me to do something good for the country, and I am sure I will do my best. Got inspired by PM Modi and his vision. I am honoured to get the opportunity to join this platform,”Union minister Arun Jaitley welcomed the Padma Shri recipient into the party and stated that the party is aiming to include members who have excelled in their respective areas. Jaitley stated:“A very important induction into the party. We try to induct people who have achieved excellence in their own fields. Gautam Gambhir’s past does not show him to be a Pakistan sympathiser,”Read Also:IPL 2019 Preview: Royal Challengers BangaloreCricket: Major change in test cricket clothing on the cards Advertisementlast_img read more

Bindra using electro-magnetic current for nervous system check

first_imgBy Abhishek Hore New Delhi, Jul 18 (PTI) In his insane search for perfection and a medal in his swansong Olympics, ace shooter Abhinav Bindra has pushed the boundaries further by exposing himself to a scientific procedure called Electromagnetic System for enhancing the functioning of “nervous system”. Cut off from the rest of the world, the Olympic champion is currently in Munich, preparing for the upcoming Rio Olympic Games. His father Apjit Bindra, who has played a role in his own way in his sons progress, says he rarely gets to speak to Indias lone Olympic individual gold medal winner.” “He is using Electromagnetic System,” Bindra senior told PTI and when asked to elaborate, added, “It is a system where current that is induced into the body, goes directly to the nervous system. It enhances the functioning of nervous system. It is a complex procedure.” As per definition, Electromagnetic Systems group deals with antennas, components and circuits from microwave to terahertz. The applications range from communication systems to imaging, measurement and sensing. As a simulation of sorts, Bindra climbed a 40-feet high pizza pole ahead of the 2008 Beijing Games, which saw him conquer his “fear” and go on to win a historic gold medal. Days before he would script history, Bindra tried to conquer fear that could “grip” him during an Olympic final, by attempting his hand at what the German special forces normally do. Known for his deadpan expression, besides shooting, the 33-year-old Bindra qualified for the Rio Games through quota place at the ISSF World Cup in Munich. He has only intensified his training ever since. “For the last one and a half month, we have been speaking only once a week. He doesnt like to be told about articles and features being done on him here. He is only focussed on the Games. Thats how he has been and he is one of Indias most experienced Olympians now having competed in five Games. Its almost 20 years,” Bindras father said on the sidelines of the official send-off of the Indian Olympic contingent. The world championship gold medallist, who will be the Indian contingents flag bearer at the opening ceremony on the August 5, is one of the four goodwill ambassadors named by the Indian Olympic Association. In 2008 Beijing Olympics, Bindra became the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the sporting extravaganza. PTI AH KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

Rio 2016: Games bus carrying journalists hit by gunfire, no casualties

first_imgA bus carrying journalists at the Rio Games was hit by gunfire on a highway between Olympic venues on Tuesday, witnesses said. No one was seriously injured in the incident. (Rio Olympics: Full Coverage)The bus was making its way from the Games basketball venue to the main Olympic park when, according to passengers, two shots were heard hitting the vehicle. Windows shattered and flying glass left two people with minor lacerations.”We were shot at. I mean we could hear the report of the gun,” said Sherryl “Lee” Michaelson, a retired U.S. air force captain who is working for a basketball publication in Rio.A spokesman for the Rio organising committee, Mario Andrada, said forensic investigators were trying to determine if the projectile was a bullet or a rock.”We haven’t yet been able to confirm what kind of projectile hit the bus,” he said, adding that the incident occurred in the Curicaca neighbourhood, just a few kilometres (miles) north of the Olympic Park. “We don’t want to speculate.”A Reuters photograph taken in the first moments of the incident showed a small hole, about the width of a finger, in one of the windows.Violent street crime in Rio has left its mark on South America’s first Olympic Games. On Saturday, a bullet hit the equestrian centre, missing journalists there by just a few feet. That bullet was suspected to have been fired by a gang member trying to shoot down a police blimp or drone, officials said.advertisementlast_img read more