Blistering start helps Hornets blow out Suns

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Charlotte Hornets head coach James Borrego, left, and Kemba Walker, right, watch a video replay during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Coach James Borrego has been preaching defense to his Charlotte Hornets the last two weeks.But on Saturday the Hornets turned up the heat on the other end of the court, getting off to a blistering start and matching a season high in points scored in a 135-115 win over the Phoenix Suns.ADVERTISEMENT “A lot of times it’s up and down because we’re still learning and growing, so I feel as if once we lock in on the little details of being great, everything else will follow suit,” Oubre said.BRIDGES DUNK CONTEST?Hornets teammates say they want to see rookie Miles Bridges in the dunk contest at next month’s NBA All-Star weekend here in Charlotte, North Carolina. While he’s still improving as a player and has a lot to learn, the athletic Bridges has put together quite a highlight reel of high-flying dunks.“Of course, he should definitely be in there,” Lamb said.Bridges said he is looking forward to having a chance to compete, but said he hasn’t heard anything definitive from the league.TAKING CHARGE(S)Walker isn’t just a scorer for the Hornets. The 6-foot-1, 184-pound Walker has shown he’ll do anything to win, including taking 15 charges this season — tied for fifth-most in the NBA. He drew another in the third quarter against the Suns.UP NEXTSuns: At Minnesota on Sunday night.Hornets: At Indiana on Sunday night. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “Our ball movement was great,” Borrego said. “When we move the ball like that we are a dangerous offense.”Devin Booker had 32 points and 11 assists for the Suns. They have lost 10 of their last 12 and fell to 4-19 on the road.This one was never close.The Hornets raced to a 29-11 lead, making 10 of 14 shots from the field behind the backcourt duo of Walker and Lamb. They combined for 18 points in the quarter on 7-of-10 shooting. Charlotte extended its lead to 23 by the end of the third quarter.“Yeah, they just hit us right in the mouth,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said. “It was their first punch right to the head. By the time we figured out what was going on, we were down 20 (points). .. Every cut they were making, screens they were setting, everything had a purpose. They were sharper and also had more energy than we did.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic PLAY LIST 01:29Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic01:51Typhoon Kammuri pounds Philippines, damages Legazpi City airport01:13New Year: Sydney celebrates start of 2020 under toxic cloud02:14Carpio 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college All-Star hopeful Kemba Walker led a balanced scoring attack with 21 points, Jeremy Lamb hit five three-pointers and had 18 points as the Hornets won their third straight game.Charlotte shot 54.5 percent from the field and made 16 of 34 3-point attempts in the wire-to-wire victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It started with our defense,” Lamb said. “We got stops and were able to get out in transition and get some easy ones. And we moved the ball well tonight.”Charlotte had 31 assists — six each by Lamb and Nic Batum — much to the delight of Borrego. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manny’s sparring partner downs Filipino bet in Pacquiao-Broner undercard Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra TIP INSSuns: Once again started three rookies in Mikal Bridges, Deandre Ayton and De’Anthony Melton. .. After an early dunk by Biyombo over Ayton, Booker yelled “Get big!” at his teammate.Hornets: Honored former Hornets small forward Glen Rice at halftime as part of their 30-year anniversary celebration. Rice is the team’s career leader in 3-point percentage and is the only Hornets player to play in three All-Star games. An emotional Rice said “Wow! Wow! Wow!” while he stood at midcourt after being given a key to the city, and told fans, “I hope I made you proud.”BIG EFFORT FROM BIGSBismack Biyombo had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Willy Hernangomez added nine points and 13 rebounds to help the Hornets outrebound the Suns 53-26 despite playing without injured starting center Cody Zeller.Borrego praised Biyombo’s effort as “fantastic.”Kokoskov said the Suns got caught in too many switches on defense.“When we switch, that’s your guy and you have to compete every possession with your guy, so a lot of times it was a mismatch,” Kokoskov said. “It comes down to the collective responsibility on the boards, so you have to stay with your guy and compete with him.”CONSISTENCY NEEDEDForward Kelly Oubre Jr. said the Suns need more consistency, something that will come with more playing experience. Starting three rookies adds to that inconsistency. View commentslast_img read more

500 Guyanese expected to be employed when construction begins

first_imgManganese plantGuyana Manganese Incorporated (GMI) has committed to employing a predominantly local workforce as it prepares to begin construction in July.This announcement was made on Monday when Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman and Chinese Ambassador to Guyana, Cui Jianchun visited the Matthews Ridge, Region One (Barima-Waini) mine site to conduct an assessmentNatural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman examines the manganese mineral with Bosai’s Overseas Department Assistant General Manager, Steven Ma and Chinese Ambassador to Guyana, Cui Jianchun (far right)of the progress that has been made since GMI purchased the area from Reunion Manganese Inc (RMI) of Canada.GMI, a Bosai Mineral Group company, is currently on track to develop the mines, plant and factories to begin extracting the mineral by early 2019. Steven Ma, Assistant General Manager of Bosai’s Overseas Department, briefed Minister Trotman and his team.Ma noted that construction was set to begin in July and some 550 locals from the Region and across Guyana would be employed during this phase as well as the production phase. Currently, GMI is employing 20 locals in the engineering design and survey phase.GMI is investing US$100 million in the first phase of development. During the construction phase, the ore processing plant, washing plant, warehouses and factory will be established. The company is currently procuring equipment, Ma explained.He pointed out that the company was facing logistics challenges in terms of moving the ore from the plant to market. While road and port facilities were identified, GMI, Ma said, is currently mapping and surveying these to design the best solution going forward.Minister Trotman noted that the Government was committed to doing work on the road, but would do so in collaboration with the company, particularly as it related to maintenance. He also committed to discussing the sharing of facilities with bauxite company Rusal, as GMI resolved the logistics challenge.The Minister stressed the importance of mining in Region One to GMI. “We’d like to see a resurgence in this region and so Government is very keen on getting it started,” he is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.Minister Trotman also charged the company to honour its corporate social responsibility and singled out the community hospital for attention in this regard.Chinese Ambassador Cui said he was proud of the example Bosai has set in Linden and charged GMI to have a similar integrated approach in Region One.“Through this project, try to push more to let the people benefit. I am concerned that we can create more jobs for the local community,” Ambassador Cui stated. He also encouraged the company to be a good corporate citizen.GMI purchased four prospecting licences that cover an area of 45,729 acres, exploration results, mineral agreement, certain properties and infrastructure from RMI of Canada in November 2016.The total manganese resource in Matthews Ridge is some 26 million tonnes. Ma said to produce the manganese concentrate, the company will have to mine some two million tonnes per year which will see the life of the operation lasting some 12-13 years, if there were no other resources added.last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: DEBORAH MOORE WINS THE LADY CAPTAINS PRIZE AT DUNFANAGHY

first_imgDunfanaghy Golf Club NotesIt was Lady Captain’s week and what a great week we have had on the course and in the clubhouse.There was the Lady and Gent’s Captain’s prizes to the Juveniles on Thursday. There were 40 juveniles taking part in the competitions and there was some great scoring. Well done to one and all who took part. And thanks to all the parents that assisted on the evening. Then we had the scramble on Friday and there was a great turnout of both young and old on a beautiful evening. Mal Johnson was ready with the barbeque when the golfers were finished. And the burgers were so good most people had two. Well done Mal.Then on Saturday it was Cheryl’s Lady Captain’s prize day here at the club and on behalf of the Gent’s committee I would like to congratulate Cheryl on a most enjoyable sequence of competitions over the past week. Lady Captain’s Day was a tremendous success and a fitting reward for her tremendous work on behalf of the club throughout the year. Congratulations also to Deborah Moore on winning this prestigious event at the very first attempt. There was a huge turnout on the day and the weather was fantastic. We were very lucky as it had rained heavily in neighbouring towns. The attention to detail by Cheryl was second to none and the clubhouse looked fabulous. The food was fantastic and the music during the day and night kept everyone entertained.Results:Lady Captain Results Saturday 9th August 2014 1st Deborah Moore 41pts2nd Karen McCormick 40ptsGross Maggie Foy 26pts3rd Margaret Roarty 39pts4th Rosie Agnew 38pts 5th Lyn McOwan 37pts9s Sandra McGinley 20pts & Siobhan Bogues 21ptsStudent Amy & RachelLady Guest Rosanne Logue 37pts 14 Hole Gretta Sweeney 23ptsPast Captain Margaret Witherow 37ptsCommittee Olivia Moore 37ptsNon Qual. Margaret McKee 38ptsLongest Drive Natalie CummingsNearest the pin Rosie AgnewCSS 36ptsLady Captain’s Prize to Gents Sat 9th August,1st Colin Higgs 40pts2nd Brendan Kelly 39ptsGross Keith Lapsley 34 pts3rd Willie Wilkin 39pts9’s Paul Smyth 20pts & Chris Marriott 22ptsCSS 37 ptsMonday sees the start of Captain’s week and once again on behalf of all our members I would like to wish Captain Gerald every success. During his tenure as Captain we have witnessed growth in all aspects of life here at the club. The course is in the best shape it has ever been, membership is up quite substantially, and in the clubhouse the bar and kitchen are proving extremely popular with members and visitors alike. All of this increased activity has had a very positive effect on our finances, so if this momentum can be maintained we are on track for a very successful year. The feel good factor which currently exists within the club can be attributed in no small measure to the leadership shown by our Captain. His drive, energy and attention to detail are absolutely incredible while his “can do” attitude seems to bring out the best in those around him. It has been an absolute pleasure to have worked alongside such an enthusiastic, dedicated and forward thinking Captain so let us all give him the support he so richly deserves up to and including his big day on Saturday. Lets hope the weather is as kind to Gerald during the week and especially next Saturday. The full list of competitions for the week is listed below. Let’s try and play as many of the competitions during the week and visit the clubhouse as there should be a great atmosphere in the clubhouse all week.As it is Men’s Captain’s weekend, the scramble will be 18 holes. You have to register before 4pm on Friday with the Shotgun Start at 4.30pm.The competitions are as follows:Competitions this coming week:• Tuesday 12th August Men’s Captain’s prize to the Ladies• Wednesday 13th August Open Singles Stableford• Thursday 14th August Captain’s mixed Foursomes• Friday 15th August 18 hole scramble register by 4pm for 4.30pm start• Saturday 16th August Men’s Captain Prize• Sunday 17th August 4BBB any combinationAs everyone that has been in the clubhouse over the weekend would have seen, we have posters up which mention the Ryder cup Weekend. This will be launched on the Caravanner’s weekend. You have been warned to make sure to have the 26th-28th of September free as it promises to be a great weekend. All details will be announced on the Caravanner’s weekend. The timesheet is up for the Caravanner’s classic, so get your name down on the timesheet as soon as possible.Juvenile notes;What a busy week it has been for the juvenile members. It started with the main event of the year the Captains Prize and a large turnout taking to the fairways. The best golf was played by Kyle Mc Garvey who followed up last years major win in the Presidents Prize to lift the Captains Prize with a little bit to spare. Two majors in two years, Kyle is now chasing Rory. In second place was James Sweeney with Conor Gallagher filling third place. In the Cadet section Ben Smyth led the way with Hugh Burke in second and Ciaran Moore fresh from his recent success in the Foyle Cup taking third.Sarah Sweeney came out on top in the Girls section with Danielle Mullan second and Rachael Dolan third. It was great to see many girls out on the course.The normal Saturday morning competition was a very close affair with a 2 hole play off need to decide the winner with James Sweeney just getting the better of Conor Hanna. In the Cadets Eoin Bonner played great golf to take first from Ben Smyth.There will be no competition next Saturday morning due the Captains Prize taking place, we will contact members re the next competition date.GOLF NEWS: DEBORAH MOORE WINS THE LADY CAPTAINS PRIZE AT DUNFANAGHY was last modified: August 12th, 2014 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:DunfanaghygolfNoticesSportlast_img read more