Durant makes his mark in Game 1 of NBA Finals for Warriors

first_imgFor Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ “You take one of the best teams that we had ever assembled last year, that we saw in the regular season and in the postseason, and then in the offseason you add a high-powered offensive talent like that and a great basketball IQ like that, that’s what stands out,” James said. “I mean, it’s no if, ands, or buts. It is what it is. We’ve got to figure out how to combat that, which is going to be a tough challenge for us.“But that’s what stands out.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundREAD: Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1Durant finished with 38 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, didn’t commit a single turnover and spent much of the night guarding James on the defensive end in an impressive return to the Finals stage five years after his only previous trip with Oklahoma City. Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after a play against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 1, 2017 in Oakland, California. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFPOAKLAND, Calif. — LeBron James had a simple explanation for what stood out in Game 1 of the NBA Finals: KD.With a motivated Kevin Durant playing some of the best basketball of his career and taking the pressure off Stephen Curry, Golden State dominated Cleveland 113-91 in Game 1 on Thursday night and showed that Cavaliers-Warriors III might not look anything like the previous showdowns.ADVERTISEMENT With his big output in Game 1, Durant joined Hall of Famers Rick Barry, Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal as the only players to score at least 25 points in each of his first six Finals games.“This is what every player wants to be, is the highest level of basketball,” Durant said. “That’s what you dream about as a kid, is to play at the highest level. I wouldn’t do my teammates any good if I wasn’t just enjoying the moment.”Durant provided a conundrum for Cleveland’s defense. While the Cavs mostly left Harrison Barnes open last season and thrived when he made just 5 of 32 shots in the final three games as the Cavs overcame a 3-1 deficit to win the title, that wasn’t an option with Durant.READ: Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in NBA FinalsThere were a handful of times Cleveland was more focused on Curry and the 3-point shooters, but Durant made them pay with six first-half dunks. His presence also forced James to work on the defensive end, sapping some needed energy he needs on offense if Cleveland is going to keep up with Golden State.Durant also did a good job defensively in his 1-on-1 matchups with James, who still managed 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists but also turned the ball over eight times.“Kevin’s a competitor,” Green said. “Obviously being that he’s guarding LeBron, he’s taking that challenge on. And I expect nothing less out of him, being the competitor that he is.”Durant’s presence also benefited Curry, who hit six 3-pointers on the way to a 28-point night. Curry shot just 40 percent in the Finals a year ago and had more turnovers (30) than assists (26) as he nursed injuries to his knee and ankle.But after winning the first two games a year ago before blowing the 3-1 lead, the Warriors aren’t about to get ahead of themselves even if Cavs coach Tyronn Lue called them “the best I ever seen.”“A lot of us have been through both sides of a championship run and a Finals,” Curry said. “You’re not going to see crazy celebrations. You’re not going to see us getting ahead of ourselves. We’re going to enjoy what we do on the floor and going to be passionate about it and have each other’s backs when we’re out there, but every 48 minutes is a separate event.” Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Durant lost to James and the Miami Heat in five games in 2012 and then James and the Cavs knocked off the 73-win Warriors in a seven-game thriller last June.But with Durant added to a mix that includes fellow All-Stars Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, this year’s Warriors proved to be too tough for James and Cleveland to handle in Game 1.“He can just go get a bucket,” Green said. “That’s one of the things that we need, a guy who can go get a bucket, get to the foul line. … That’s huge for us. You are talking one of the best players in the game. To have a game like that when he’s playing that way, it’s tough to beat. Thirty-eight, 8, 8, zero turnovers? We’re real tough to beat when he’s doing that.”READ: Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for NBA Finals Durant played well in his first Finals trip but didn’t have the help he has now with a two-time MVP in Curry, one of the league’s best two-way players in Thompson and a do-it-all demon like Green.ADVERTISEMENT China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in LATEST STORIES Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop workingcenter_img More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next I lost motivation after grandfather died, says emotional Kyrgios Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 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 MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Past The Finishing Post

first_imgPast The Finishing PostWeather: Fine Track: GoodRace 1 1300 M (Purse $930,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB4YO(NW3O/T)&NB3YO-REST.STAKES1. #4 WONG DON AntThomas3 49.5 $183.00 $78.002. #3 BALAZO WHenry 52.0 2-3/4L $104.003. #8 FORT KNOX OMullings 50.0 Head $84.004. #5 LIGHTNING LILY DDawkins2 50.0 2LLate scratch : #6 FIVE STARFinal Time : 1:19.3 Splits : 23.1, 46.1, 1:12.2,Winner : 3yo ch colt – TRADITIONAL – ANGELA’S FAVORITETrainer : PATRICK FONG Owner : SUPERKIDS RACING STABLESBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $698.00 Ex: $1,356.00Superfecta: $4,536.00Race 2 1600 M (Purse $620,000)|NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. #5 QUEENOFSAINTROSE OMullings 52.0 $132.00 $140.002. #8 MR. COOKIE PFrancis 56.0 1/2L $114.003. #3 MOUNT ZION KING OWalker 55.0 14L $145.004. #7 MISS ADDI AntThomas3 51.0 2-1/4LFinal Time : 1:44.0 Splits : 25.1, 49.1, 1:14.3,Winner : 5yo ch mare – FEARLESS VISION – EAST WINDTrainer : WELSH SOUTAR Owner : EDGAR LLEWELLYN & ELVIN DUNCANBred by ELVIN DUNCAN & EDGAR LLEWELLYNQu: $211.00 Ex: $385.00D/E: $671.00Superfecta: $1,060.00Race 3 1000 M (S) (Purse $650,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)*1. #6 DRAGLINE OWalker 57.0 $85.00 $53.002. #8 KANALOA OWhite 53.0 1-3/4L $138.003. #3 BOUNCE BebHarvey* 54.0 3/4L $228.004. #5 EXECUTIVE CHARM OEdwards2 52.0 NeckFinal Time : 1:00.1 Splits : 22.4, 46.0, ,Winner : 4yo colt – LEGAL PROCESS – VICTREEBELTrainer : IAN PARSARD Owner : IAN PARSARDBred by MICHAEL BEECHAMQu: $1,348.00 Ex: $2,062.00D/E: $331.00Superfecta: $31,301.00Rolling Triple: $2,032.00Race 4 800 M (S) (Purse $600,000) 5YO&UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $150,0 SINCE MARCH 81. #8 MESSITHEGREAT LSteadman* 54.0 $143.00 $73.002. #10 ROMAN SPY CBrown 52.5 1-1/4L $119.003. #9 ZEUS AndrePowell2 55.0 Neck $59.004. #6 MAGIC CITY JPatterson2 51.0 NeckLate scratch : #4 DANISH BROWNFinal Time : 0:49.0 Splits : 22.3Winner : 5yo horse – TRADITIONAL – PRINCESS TERRITrainer : KINGSLEY DAVIS Owner : DIMPLE R RUDDOCKMS.Bred by TERRENCE STRACHANQu: $1,638.00 Ex: $1,886.00D/E: $245.00 (6-4) $68.00Superfecta: $2,806.00Rolling Triple: $1,292.00Race 5 1100 M (Purse $660,000)3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)1. #9 RAY RAY DDawkins2 52.0 $331.00 $204.002. #3 ARGUMENT DONE OFoster 56.0 2-1/4L $184.003. #1 LIGHT BRIGADE AndrePowell2 52.5 1/2L $117.004. #8 DEMOLITION BOY JPatterson2 52.0 1LFinal Time : 1:09.1 Splits: 23.2, 47.1Winner : 6yo b mare – KERRYGOLD – CHIEF’S DAUGHTERTrainer : FITZGERALD RICHARDS Owner : FITZGERALD J RICHARDSBred by PHILIP A. AZARQu: $2,359.00 Ex: $6,211.00D/E: $1,258.00Superfecta: $43,722.00Rolling Triple: $7,516.00Race 6 1100 M (Purse $870,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT – FILLIES1. #12 BIBLICAL LEGEND SEllis 53.5 $167.00 $73.002. #2 LADY EXOTIC OWhite 53.0 5L $289.003. #9 PRINCESS TALLAWAH HPottinger2 53.0 3-3/4L $547.004. #13 KORA’S PRICELESS CBudhai 53.0 Sh.Head5. #11 DIOSA DE ORO OFoster 53.0 Sh.HeadDNF #3 LEXILOU AntThomas3 52.0Late scratch : #1 TOUGH COOKIE, #8 POWEROFGIVINGFinal Time : 1:08.3 Splits : 23.4, 48.2Winner: 3 BF STORM CRAFT – BIBLICAL FURYTrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : CALVERTON BROWNBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $1,557.00 Ex: $5,818.00D/E: $2,120.00Trifecta: $11,270.00Hi-5 carry-over : $214,599.45Rolling Triple: $13,691.00Pick-4: $17,868.00Super-6: $86,665.50Race 7 1600 M (Purse $900,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II1. #3 LUCKY STROKE SEllis 54.0 $111.00 $60.002. #11 PROUD OF NUCLEAR BebHarvey* 53.5 8L $149.003. #1 NIGHT LIGHT AChatrie 52.5 3/4L $97.004. #10 EL MAESTRO JPatterson2 50.5 1-3/4L5. #7 SANDORI OFoster 53.5 5LFinal Time : 1:40.2 Splits : 24.3, 47.0, 1:12.3,Winner : 3yo b colt – ADORE THE GOLD – STARRY EYESTrainer : RICHARD AZAN Owner : NYABred by RAYMOND TONGQu: $556.00 Ex: $816.00D/E: $226.00Trifecta: $690.00Hi-5: $12,073.50Rolling Triple: $7,306.00Race 8 1100 M (Purse $600,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. #12 BIG PAUL DDawkins2 54.0 $242.00 $89.002. #1 EMANUEL RWilson 53.0 Neck $108.003. #10 BREEZY NBerger4 49.0 1-3/4L $87.004. #8 CUE THREE OnBeckford4 49.5 Head5. #4 SON OF TAQARUB BebHarvey* 54.0 3-3/4LFinal time: 1:10.3 Splits : 23.2, 48.1Winner : 4yo ch colt – WAR MARSHALL – NOASSEMBLYREQUIREDTrainer : WILFRED CHIN Owner : LLOYD CHONGBred by BEVIN HALL & IVAN ROWEQu: $842.00 Ex: $1,636.00D/E: $538.00Trifecta: $3,028.00Hi-5 carry-over: $120,285.75Rolling Triple: $2,051.00PlacePot 8: $64,591.00Race 9 1820 M (Purse $1,000,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. #1 AWESOME DESTINY DDawkins2 50.0 $666.00 $115.002. #4 KALAMATA JPatterson2 53.0 Neck $ 96.003. #9 HOUDINI’S MAGIC WHenry 54.0 1L $59.004. #7 MARVELLOUS MARVA OMullings 50.0 8LFinal Time : 1:55.3 Splits : 27.2, 51.2, 1:13.4, 1:40.2Winner : 4yo dk b/br filly – AFLEET EXPRESS – SEEKTrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : WE’RE FAMILYBred by C.KIDDER, N.COLE, J.K GRIGGS & LINDA GRIGGSQu: $870.00 Ex: $3,039.00D/E: $1,366.00Superfecta: $21,153.00Rolling Triple : (3-12-1) $12,653.00Race 10 1500 M (Purse $720,000)3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO&UP(NW4)*1. #8 HOLOGRAM SHADOW JPatterson2 55.0 $164.00 $104.002. #12 TARANTINO OScott4 52.0 Head $235.003. #3 BALLON D’OR LSteadman* 57.0 4-1/2L $119.004. #6 BARS OF GOLD AndrePowell2 53.0 12/1 1/25. #14 BRAVE PROSPECT AChatrie 54.0 3/1 3DNF #1 NATASHADONTPLAY PParchment 53.5 58/1DNF #7 MARKOFAPRINCE AndreePowell3 53.0 99/1Final Time : 1:35.2 Splits : 24.0, 47.4, 1:13.3,Trainer : ONEIL MARKLAND Owner : MICHAEL HOWARDBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $2,929.00 Ex: $4,148.00D/E : (1-8) $2,953.00Trifecta: $3,585.00Hi-5: $91,786.50Rolling Triple: $24,513.00Pick-4: $37,208.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6: $683,808.60 (6 OF 6)Pick-9: $2,054,281.50 (9 OF 9last_img read more

Antetokounmpo’s 2nd half explosion leads Bucks past Pistons for 2-0 lead

first_imgSarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart After scoring 10 points and playing only 14 minutes in the first half, Antetokounmpo scored Milwaukee’s first seven points in the third quarter.“It is about will,” Antetokounmpo said. “I knew they were going to put guys in the paint, crowd me. I just tried to have patience.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAs the Bucks took the court after halftime, Eric Bledsoe had some words of advice for the team’s leader.“Eric told me, ‘Be aggressive, it is going to come.’ That is what I tried to do,” Antetokounmpo said. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far MOST READ Celtics rally past Pacers to pull ahead 2-0 in first round series Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US “I have been working on it a lot,” he said. “It is a part of my game now. That one went in and we were able to make a run. I know they are going to give me those shots the whole game. I’ve just got to be able to be mentally prepared and get to my rhythm and take those shots.”Detroit’s plan was to keep Antetokounmpo out of the paint and force him to shoot from deep. “That’s the shot right now in his career, you want him to shoot those threes. But the day is going to come when Antetokounmpo is going to make that shot consistently and we are all going to be in trouble.”KENNARD GETS STARTAfter Luke Kennard scored 21 points off the bench in Game 1, Casey inserted into the starting lineup.“Starting or coming off the bench, either way is fine with me,” Kennard said. “We wanted to create a little bit more space on offense. I thought we did that and got some good looks.”PACKERS SHOW SUPPORTGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and girlfriend Danica Patrick attended the game. Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari, sporting a Bucks cap, guzzled can of Spotted Cow beer while being shown on the scoreboard.BREWERS CHEERING SECTIONSeveral members of the Milwaukee Brewers also cheered on the Bucks, including reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich, pitchers Jhoulys Chacín and Jeremy Jeffress, manager Craig Counsell and president of baseball operations and general manager David Stearns. Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo gives high-fives to his teammates during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE — Saddled with early foul trouble and faced with an aggressive defensive scheme that kept him in check for the first two quarters, Giannis Antetokounmpo set the tone immediately in the second half.Antetokounmpo scored 13 of his 26 points in Milwaukee’s big third quarter and the Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 120-99 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.ADVERTISEMENT The Bucks outscored Detroit 35-17 in the period to take a 93-76 lead into the fourth.“I don’t think he felt great about how he played in the first half,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said about Antetokounmpo. “When he feels that way, he’s going to do something to change it.”Bledsoe led the Bucks with 27 points, and Khris Middleton had 24. Milwaukee is trying to win a series for the first time since 2001.“We knew they was going to come out with fight,” Bledsoe said. “We just had to match their intensity.”Luke Kennard had 19 points for Detroit. Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond each added 18, and Drummond had 16 rebounds. Detroit star Blake Griffin sat out again with a left knee injury, but received a technical for the second straight game for arguing from the bench.ADVERTISEMENT “For the most part, we came out and competed and we definitely made them feel us,” Jackson said.Game 3 is Saturday night in Detroit.Detroit clawed within seven in the fourth before the Bucks put it away, capped by a hard drive by Antetokounmpo on a break. He banked in an awkward reverse-angle shot while crashing to the floor after being fouled by Drummond. He completed the three-point play to make it 105-87.After falling behind early, Detroit battled back in the second quarter, finally taking a 57-56 lead on Jackson’s jumper with 28 seconds left. Bledsoe briefly put the Bucks back in front, but Jackson closed the half with a layup to give Detroit a 59-58 lead.“I thought we set the tone in the second quarter,” Detroit coach Dwane Casey said. “Our challenge has been extending hard play, not getting bored with fundamentals, not getting bored kicking the ball out, doing those things offensively.”TIP-INSPistons: Griffin took part in light drills at the morning’s shootaround while wearing a heavy brace on his leg. … Thon Maker, acquired from Milwaukee near the trading deadline, started in Griffin’s place for the second straight game. … Detroit committed two turnovers in the first half.Bucks: G Tony Snell, who continues to deal with a left ankle sprain, was inactive. Snell has been sidelined since rolling his ankle March 24 against Cleveland. Sterling Brown started at shooting guard in place of Snell. … Pau Gasol (left foot soreness) and Malcolm Brogdon (right foot plantar fascia) also remained out. … F Nikola Mirotic, who played 15 minutes and scored four points Sunday, had two points in 11 minutes in Game 2. Mirotic missed the last 11 games of the regular season after fracturing his left thumb March 19.LONG DISTANCEAntetokounmpo made a 3-pointer as part of his personal 7-0 run to start the third quarter.last_img read more

McIlroy withdraws from Rio Games over Zika fears

first_img“After speaking with those closest to me, I’ve come to realise that my health and my family’s health come before anything else.“Even though the risk of infection from the Zika virus is considered low, it is a risk nonetheless and a risk I am unwilling to take.“I trust the Irish people will understand my decision. The unwavering support I receive every time I compete in a golf tournament at home or abroad means the world to me,” added McIlroy, who was present at the Euro 2016 match between his native Northern Ireland and Germany in Paris on Tuesday.The decision by McIlroy the latest of several major winners to announce they would not go to the Games despite it returning to the quadrennial sports extravaganza for the first time since 1904 left the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) dejected.“The OCI is extremely disappointed not to be taking Rory with us to Rio,” read a statement from the Council, whose president is IOC Executive Board member Pat Hickey.“However, as we have always said, it is down to the individual and of course we respect his decision, which he has taken for personal reasons.“Rory was set to be one of the big stars of Rio 2016, but now there is an opportunity for another Irish golfer to take up the chance to become an Olympian and participate in golf’s historic return to the Olympic Games after a 112-year absence.“The OCI and our medical team have taken our lead from the IOC on the Zika situation, as we do in all matters. They have provided us with every assurance and we have total confidence that the Games will be safe for all athletes.”Despite Hickey’s reassurances, McIlroy is the latest high profile golfer to pull out. Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Marc Leishman and Vijay Singh have already said they will not travel to Brazil.American star Jordan Spieth has said he still intends to go although he added last week that that situation could change as his health outweighs that of being an Olympian.Replacing McIlroy will probably be his Ryder Cup team-mate and fellow Northern Irishman Graham McDowell alongside the higher-ranked Shane Lowry, who led the US Open going into the final round last Sunday.More than 60 countries and territories have been affected by the ongoing Zika outbreak. Most of them are in Latin America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific.The mosquito-borne Zika virus can cause the birth defect microcephaly, leading babies to be born with unusually small heads and deformed brains.The World Health Organisation (WHO), however, said earlier this month that there was a “very low risk” of the Zika virus spreading further internationally as a result of the Olympic Games. 0Shares0000Rory McIlroy in action at the US Open in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, on June 18, 2016. PHOTO/AFP.LONDON, United Kingdom June 22 – Golfing great Rory McIlroy delivered a blow to Ireland’s hopes of an Olympic medal on Wednesday when he said he would not be going to the Rio Games over fears of the Zika virus.“After much thought and deliberation, I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration for this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,” the 27-year-old four-time major champion said in a statement. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea sign Barca’s Romeu

first_img“Leaving Barca hurts, but you have to take your chances. Chelsea is a great option for me,” Romeu said this week.Oriol is currently in Colombia on duty for Spain at the Under-20 World Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, August 4 – Chelsea on Thursday signed midfielder Oriol Romeu on a four-year contract from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club announced.The fee was agreed 11 days ago for the midfielder.last_img

New N.B. premier hopes to bring Energy East pipeline back from the dead

first_imgHowever, Higgs said he believes if a holding company was formed that applied to the National Energy Board and got the process well underway, then TransCanada might be willing to get back onboard.Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Sheer has also been a big Energy East supporter and has said that a federal Conservative government would seek to revive the project.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said last week restarting the project makes a lot of sense.“Our government would be very interested of course in any effort that was geared towards another project to get our product to tidewater as well as to supply the Canadian market if we could find a way to do that more effectively,” she told reporters in Ottawa.“Quite frankly it is quite perverse that we are selling our oil in Alberta for $10 a barrel and then in eastern Canada we are importing from places like Saudi Arabia. This makes no sense.”Advertisement Higgs said he recognizes Quebec could still be a hurdle and he plans to discuss the project with Premier Francois Legault this week at a first ministers meeting in Montreal.“We’re talking about interprovincial trade. There are some key issues, and that’s one for us. It’s one that’s important for our province. We need some wins,” Higgs said.Higgs said he discussed Energy East two weeks ago with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He said Trudeau said he’d be willing to discuss the issue again if Higgs was able to get Quebec onside.But the biggest hurdle may be getting TransCanada interested again. The company cited the regulatory changes and “changed circumstances” as the reason for its pullout last year.Advertisement In a statement, Terry Cunha, manager of communications for TransCanada, said their position had not changed.“We have no plans to revisit the project. We are focused on developing the more than $36 billion in commercially secured pipeline and power generation projects that we currently have underway across North America, including Keystone XL and the Coastal GasLink project in B.C.,” he wrote.Higgs said he’s not surprised by the Calgary-based company’s position.“If you spend $800 million and you get jerked around politically so that decisions aren’t made, instead it’s procrastinated on, and … then all of a sudden the rules change mid-stream and then you don’t have any path forward,” Higgs said.“I don’t blame them. I wouldn’t jump on the bandwagon yet either.”Advertisement FREDERICTON, N.B. – New Brunswick’s new premier is trying to revive the Energy East pipeline, even though the original proponent says the project is dead.TransCanada Corporation abandoned the $15.7-billion project more than a year ago after the National Energy Board modified the environmental assessment process.But Premier Blaine Higgs, along with some other premiers and federal politicians, are again pushing the proposed pipeline as a way to get more western crude to refineries in Eastern Canada and for export to foreign markets.- Advertisement -Ontario and Quebec have also new elected new premiers this year, and Higgs said he thinks Energy East could be viable.“The fact that Ontario has said they’re not opposed to oil coming through the province, there’s a hurdle that’s now gone. We know that Manitoba and Saskatchewan are fine and we know Alberta is looking for a way out,” said Higgs.“We see Alberta now taking a strong position with buying rail cars and saying we’ve got to get our oil to market because they’re losing $80 million a day.”Advertisement Energy East would have seen much of the western crude going to the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John.Higgs said he has yet to discuss reviving Energy East with Irving, where he worked for more than three decades and retired as a senior executive before entering politics.“I know their interest would still be there because they would offset at least 100,000 barrels a day of foreign crude, maybe more. That commitment would still be there because they are still in operation and they are still buying foreign crude,” he said.But New Brunswick Green Leader David Coon said Higgs needs to switch 180 degrees _ and instead look at reducing dependence on fossil fuels.“The World Meteorological Organization just announced a study that if we continue to follow the path we’re following now we are going to blast past the Paris agreement and get into three to five degrees of warming, which is catastrophic,” he said.But a study by the Canadian Energy Research Institute _ released in January _ concluded that refineries in central and Atlantic Canada would see lower supply costs and lower greenhouse gas emissions if they bought more Canadian crude oil.The study found that substituting Canadian oil wherever possible using space on existing pipelines, rail cars and ocean tankers would result in a 47-per-cent reduction in foreign oil imports into Eastern Canada, saving $210 million per year, and the equivalent of more than two million tonnes of carbon dioxide, or about 5.7 percent.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

Tottenham and Liverpool stars wanted by Real Madrid, plus more gossip

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s future could be in doubt if his side lose to Manchester United on Sunday. (Times)Conte has confirmed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich attended a recent training session amid growing reports the billionaire owner is running out of patience with the Italian. (Metro)Real Madrid are ready to compete with Barcelona to sign Liverpool and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25. (Mundo Deportivo)Spanish giants Real are also interested in Tottenham’s 21-year-old England midfielder Dele Alli. (Marca)Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez was scouting Tottenhamplaymaker Christian Eriksen, 25, when Spurs played Real Madrid in the Champions League but was instead seemingly left impressed by his 21-year-old midfield team-mate Harry Winks. (Evening Standard)Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has not ruled out making another move for Arsenal and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28. (Daily Mail)Chelsea and Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 30, is set to agree a new contract at Stamford Bridge, ending rumours of a move to Manchester United. (Evening Standard)Sunderland have contacted ex-Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka over their vacant manager’s position. (Sun)Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah, 25, is proving to be the best Premier League signing of the season, according to the club’s former defender Jamie Carragher. (Telegraph)Burnley boss Sean Dyche insists no one at the club is distracted by continued speculation linking him with Everton. (Burnley Express)Leicester boss Claude Puel says he could sign Paris Saint-Germain and France midfielder Hatem ben Arfa in January. The 30-year-old played under Puel at Nice in 2015-16. (ESPN)Juventus will face competition from Manchester City to sign Emre Can, with City willing to promise the 23-year-old a central role in the squad. (Calciomercato)Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback appears to have no future at the club as manager Rafael Benitez says he is still only allowed to train with the club’s under-23 side. (Newcastle Chronicle)Edinson Cavani’s agent has revealed the Paris Saintt-Germain and Uruguay striker, 30, has his heart set on a return to Italian side Napoli. (Sun)Aston Villa are involved in a contract stand-off with 19-year-old striker Keinan Davis over wages, with Bournemouth, Huddersfield and West Brommonitoring the situation. (Daily Telegraph)Arsenal did not sign David Silva in 2005 because they did not believe he could cope with the physical demands of the Premier League. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…??Ex-Arsenal keeper David Seaman believes Arsenal have a chance of victory at the Etihad on Sunday, but they will need to be at their very bestEx-Everton defender Sylvain Distin believes his old club have too much quality to find themselves in a relegation battle this seasonLazio sporting director Igli Tare is confident Liverpool target Stefan de Vrij will sign a new dealNapoli have joined the race for Arsenal and Manchester City target Sime VrsaljkoWest Ham target William Carvalho wants to leave Sporting Lisbon Transfer rumours and paper review 1last_img read more

More Arrests by Scott County Sheriff’s Office

first_imgOn November 25, 2019, Deputy Josh Juliot with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office responded to New Frankfort road in reference to a suspicious male.  Upon arrival, an investigation led to the arrest of Eric Long, 38, of Deputy for Public Intoxication, Criminal Trespass and Unauthorized Entry of a Motor Vehicle. On November 25, 2019, Deputies Kenton Makowsky and Josh Juliot went to an address on Hyland Street in Scottsburg in an attempt to serve an outstanding arrest warrant.  Upon arrival Alyssa Snipp, 29, of Scottsburg was arrested on a warrant for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.last_img

Pierre Terblanche puts SA design skills on the map

first_imgPierre Terblanche‘s childhood passion for design and motorbikes has blossomed into a career as a world-leading motorcycle designer.Despite all he has achieved though, Terblanche still yearns to design the bike of his dreams, hoping to work on something with all his creativity and no limitationsHaving designed for the European and US markets, he still fondly remembers his early Port Elizabeth to Cape Town bike runs.Custom motorcycle manufacturer BikeExif.com called him one of the most influential motorcycle designers in the world today. Norton Motorcycles chief executive, Stuart Garner, praised the man’s experience when he was hired to develop the Norton range.And Confederate Motorcycles founder and chief executive, H. Matthew Chambers, referred to him as a rebel “who by nature is dissatisfied with the status quo” and “intimidatingly intelligent, fiercely courageous, and outspoken to a fault”.Pierre Terblanche is clearly a trailblazer in the motorcycle design world and an early passion for bikes and design has fuelled his career.Born in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, in 1956, Terblanche was exposed to design and building at his father’s woodworking shop at an early age.After matriculating from Hoërskool Brandwag in Uitenhage, he went on to study graphic design at the Eastern Cape Technikon in the mid-1970s and began his career at advertising company Young & Rubicam, in Cape Town.Here he was tasked with marketing Ford Motors, but needing to follow his passion for design, he enrolled in the Masters in Transport Design programme at the Royal College of Art in London. After graduation he joined Volkswagen’s advanced design studio before leaving for a design post at Ducati Rimini in 1989. It was here that Terblanche produced some of his finest work, including the Ducati 749 and 999, the SportClassic, the Hypermotard, and the Cagiva 600 Enduro, otherwise known as the Canyon.Pierre Terblanche had always loved bikes more than cars because the more hands-on approach meant there was more to do for designers. Pictured above is the Ducati MH900e (Image: Pierre Terblanche)About his switch from VW to Ducati, he told Faster and Faster.net that he had always loved bikes more than cars because the more hands-on approach meant there was more to do for designers. In Italy, particularly, designers are usually involved in the layout, packaging and the clay or hard modelling of the bikes.Terblanche worked for two years with Massimo Tamburini on restyling the Paso and the Ducati 888. Tamburini is widely hailed as a world-class designer and was behind the Ducati 916, argued by enthusiasts as the world’s “most beautiful” bike.It was when he moved to Ducati’s design centre in Morazzone, Italy, that Terblanche designed the iconic Ducati Supermono. According to Terblanche’s website the bike “is the inspiration for the powerhouse Superbike winner, the 916”.After Cagiva sold the Ducati brand in 1997, Terblanche was appointed as the company’s director of design. Here he created the Supersport 900 and made the first online motorcycle sale, of the neo-classic MH900 Evoluzione.By 2006, after 15 years with the Italian company, Terblanche left to work as an independent design consultant. He subsequently developed three motorcycles for Moto Guzzi which won the Motorcycle Design Association award for Best Design at the 2009 EICMA show in Milan.When he joined Norton in 2011, Terblanche was tasked with developing a range of bikes that would appeal to the US market and in 2013, American company Confederate Motorcycles hired him as their head of product development.Despite all he has achieved though, Terblanche still yearns to design the bike of his dreams, hoping to work on something with all his creativity and no limitations.Even though Terblanche has been living outside of South Africa for over 25 years, he still finds pleasure in things that are very much South African. In an interview with BikeExif.com, he said enjoys watching the Springboks thrash the British Lions and taking a solo ride from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town – via the backcountry route past Oudtshoorn – on a sunny South African weekday.{loadposition ambas-menu}last_img read more

African Union: Africa losing billions from fraud and tax avoidance

first_imgAccording to a recent African Union high-level panel, Africa loses $50-billion annually to fraud and corruption. This has impeded development projects and denied the poorest access to crucial services.Click graphic to enlarge.last_img