— New Orleans at Golden State: The Warriors embarrassed themselves at Indiana on Thursday. Will this be more of the same?— Portland at San Antonio: The Spurs are trying for a 21st consecutive playoff spot, and the Blazers are trying to lock up the No. 3 seed.— Brooklyn at Chicago has no playoff implication.___CURRENT BRACKETFirst-round matchups if the season ended Friday …East: 1-Toronto vs. 8-Washington, 2-Boston vs. 7-Milwaukee, 3-Philadelphia vs. 6-Miami, 4-Cleveland vs. 5-Indiana.West: 1-Houston vs. 8-Minnesota, 2-Golden State vs. 7-Oklahoma City, 3-Portland vs. 6-San Antonio, 4-Utah vs. 5-New Orleans.___NOTE OF THE DAY Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Cavaliers have two games left, both against New York. So if Philly slips even once, Cleveland could return to No. 3 by sweeping the Knicks.Indiana (47-33) still has a chance at No. 3; to get there, the Pacers have to win out and have both the Cavaliers and 76ers lose out. That seems unlikely, and Indiana is probably heading for the No. 5 spot.Miami, even after a bad loss in New York, controls its fate in the race for No. 6. Milwaukee is No. 7 for now, and Washington — a loser of four straight, including a head-scratcher against Atlanta on Friday — has slipped to No. 8.___WEST UPDATEADVERTISEMENT 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Isner, Querrey give US 2-0 lead in Davis Cup quarterfinals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Five days left, five spots left to clinch, and six seeds left to decide.A frantic finish is coming to the West.Portland controls the race for the No. 3 seed, and Utah knows that if it wins out the worst it can finish is No. 4 — which is astounding, considering it got off to a 19-28 start and was 10½ games out of the fourth spot.New Orleans (45-34) beat Phoenix to jump two spots to No. 5, and Minnesota (45-35) topped the Los Angeles Lakers to remain a half-game ahead of Denver for No. 8. Those two results mean four teams have exactly 45 wins going into Saturday, with Denver currently at 44 wins and the Los Angeles Clippers still able to get to 45 if they win out.___SATURDAY’S GAMESSome clarity might … finally … come to the West.— Denver at L.A. Clippers: The Clippers have to win out, or the season ends. Denver must try to match that desperation.— Milwaukee at New York: Milwaukee is 10-12 since the All-Star break. Some momentum might help the playoff cause.— Oklahoma City at Houston: Means nothing to Rockets. Means plenty to Thunder, who still could get home-court. LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Philadelphia has a chance to set an NBA record — the longest winning streak to end a regular season.The 76ers have won 13 straight and have three games left. Win them all, and they would top the 15-game season-ending stretch by the Rochester Royals in 1949-50.The last double-digit streak to end a season was posted by San Antonio in 2011-12, when the Spurs won their final 10 games. Philly coach Brett Brown was an assistant under Gregg Popovich on that Spurs team.___QUOTE OF THE DAY“You’ve got to go through whoever it is anyway.” — Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue, asked about the Eastern Conference seeding jumble.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka, right, smiles next to teammate Jonas Valanciunas on the team bench during secondhalf NBA basketball game action against the Indiana Pacers in Toronto, Friday, April 6, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with five days remaining in the regular season:___ADVERTISEMENT EAST UPDATEThe top two seeds are locked up: Toronto is No. 1 going into the Eastern Conference playoffs for the first time in franchise history, and Boston will open the playoffs as the No. 2 seed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownEverything else is unclear.Philadelphia (49-30) now leads in the race for the No. 3 spot, passing Cleveland (49-31) by beating the Cavaliers 132-130 on Friday night. The 76ers, who haven’t been a top-three seed in the East since their run to the NBA Finals in 2001, would finish third if they end the season with wins against Dallas, Atlanta and Milwaukee. 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“The Dawson Creek Art Gallery, a converted grain elevator, reflects the settlement of the area after hardy Marquis wheat was introduced in 1909 [sic],” the Architecture Foundation of British Columbia writes while explaining their decision.Other winners within the Northern Region include Rolla Pub in Rolla, B.C. and the North Pacific Cannery in Port Edward, B.C.“The North Pacific Cannery at Port Edward, near Prince Rupert, is the most intact survivor from the era when out port canneries were complete towns and fishing was a huge part of the province’s resource economy.”- Advertisement -Among the top 25 buildings in four regions across the province, a panel of judges sifted through an igloo, shed over hot springs and police barracks.The 25 buildings were then narrowed to three in each region by the panel.With files from The Canadian PressAdvertisement
It was no contest on the 1.058-mile New Hampshire International Speedway oval as the two-time series champion led 174 of the 200 laps on the way to his fourth victory of the season and the 33rd of his career. Hornaday dominated early and then turned it into a runaway late in the race as runner-up Erik Darnell, Skinner and reigning series champion Todd Bodine battled for position behind him. Belgian Grand Prix Kimi Raikkonen took the pole position for today’s race in Spa-Francorchamps, edging teammate Felipe Massa for the first Ferrari front row of the season. Behind the red Ferrari cars, world champion Fernando Alonso got third place on his final lap to edge overall leader and McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton, setting up a close race for today. ETC.: Ron Dennis, the head of McLaren, wants to accept the record $100 million fine and suspension from the team championships if it means ending the Formula One spy scandal. Dennis said a full-fledged appeal would take two years and hurt the sport. Mid-South NHRA Nationals Funny Car driver Robert Hight stole the No.1 qualifying spot away from sister-in-law Ashley Force at Memphis Motorsports Park with a track-record 4.762-second pass at 320.36 mph. On a day when five of eight Memphis Motorsports Park records fell, third-year pro Hight denied rookie Force her first low qualifier award, the biggest news of the 20th annual O’Reilly Mid-South NHRA Nationals. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services Tony Stewart just wants to concentrate on trying to win a third Cup title and not worry about a contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing. Stewart is the third seed in the 12-man Chase, starting today’s race at the New Hampshire International Speedway 30 points behind leader and reigning champ Jimmie Johnson. “I’m not even going to work on it any more until this season is over. Seriously,” said Stewart, whose current contract runs through 2009. With Gibbs switching next season from Chevrolets to Toyotas, there has been some speculation General Motors would try to get Stewart back on one of its NASCAR teams in 2010. But Stewart has been outwardly supportive of the change. For now, Stewart said he just wants to focus on the next 10 races. “All these (outside) things like right now are a total distraction to what I’m trying to accomplish the rest of the season, and that’s why I’m not going to do any more than I have to do until the end of the year,” he said. New Hampshire 200 Ron Hornaday Jr. got a victory and a little breathing room in his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship duel with Mike Skinner.
Missing – Sean DiverA sighting of a missing man in Co Donegal has led to Gardai join the search.Sean ‘Smurf’ Diver has been missing from his Co Tyrone home since Wednesday but may have been spotted in the Lifford area on Thursday evening.The 39-year-old was last seen on Townsend Street in Strabane on Wednesday evening. The PSNI have been searching the River Mourne in Co Tyrone after a report that someone fell into the water on Wednesday night.Now Police say a man matching his description may have been spotted at the Old Railway Bridge in the Porthall area of Lifford at around 8.30am on Thursday.He is described as being 5’7” in height, of slim build and with dark brown hair.Mr Diver also has a tattoos on each side of his neck reading ‘mum’ and ‘dad’. When last seen, he is understood to have been wearing dark coloured tracksuit bottoms with red stripes on each side, dark footwear with white soles and either a dark red coloured hooded top with white writing on the chest, or a dark coloured jacket.MISSING MAN MAY HAVE BEEN SPOTTED IN DONEGAL was last modified: January 30th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:donegalmissingSean DuffystrabaneTyrone
It’s half time at O’Donnell Park in the Donegal Senior Championship between Naomh Conaill and Four Masters and it’s 0-3 to 0-4.The game started brightly but both sides are niggling away with scrappy fouls.It promises to be nip and tuck in the second half in perfect conditions at a packed Letterkenny venue. The winner will face St Eunans in the final.SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL HALF TIME : NAOMH CONAILL 0-3 FOUR MASTERS 0-4 was last modified: October 21st, 2012 by StephenShare 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)
Scenes like this are illegal, says John DohertyMOTORISTS should take legal action against Gardaí or Revenue officials who seize their vehicles as officers are breaking European laws, a campaigner has claimed.And John Doherty from the Irish Drivers Association says motorists would WIN any legal challenge.He says it’s the Irish Government which is breaking the law and the seizure of vehicles for unpaid taxes – like road tax or vehicle registration tax (VRT) – actually breaches European legislation. Referring to the seizure of six more vehicles near Ballybofey on Monday – and one in which a man says he suffered a suspected heart attack – Mr Doherty said Gardaí are breaking the law.“The Gardaí and customs are acting under instruction from Michael Noonan to seize vehicles under the 1992 Finance Act which is contrary to Article 15 of the constitution for unpaid road tax and Customs Duty which is prohibited under article 25 of the Treaty of Rome,” said Mr Doherty.“Once again this proves that Garda resources are been dedicated to extorting revenue from an already hard pressed motorist while so many crimes go unsolved.”He has once again urged anyone who has had their car seized to take immediate legal steps. Mr Doherty added: “European law supersedes Irish law.” GARDAÍ ‘BREAKING THE LAW’ BY SEIZING UNTAXED CARS – CAMPAIGNER was last modified: April 8th, 2014 by John2Share 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:CUSTOMSIrish Drivers AssociationJohn Dohertyroad taxVRT
With a full roster at his disposal for the first weekend this summer, Humboldt Crabs manager Robin Guiver is feeling a lot more comfortable with the way his pitching staff is coming together.This week the Crabs returned home from a 2-3 road trip to sweep a pair of midweek games from their county rivals, the B52s, a team that took two of three from them last summer.And the Crabs sealed both victories late with some dominating pitching from the same bullpen that had leaked runs on the road the …
Chang(ing) Social Norms to Support Parents and Positive Parenting:This section covers the rationale for changing social norms and multiple approaches such as public engagement and education campaigns, as well as legislative approaches to reduce corporal punishments. The CDC’s technical package has a wealth of information that can be extremely useful to professionals in a community capacity. We at MFLN Family Development highly recommend exploring the technical package to better educate yourself in techniques to help individuals and families. If you would like to read the CDC’s Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect technical package, you can access it here:https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/can-prevention-technical-package.pdfBe on the lookout for our future blogs on some of the other technical packages offered by the CDC.This post was written by Caitlyn Brown of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. Provide Quality Care and Education in Early life:Many professionals already recognize the importance of quality care and education in the critical periods of a child’s development. This section discusses the different approaches that could be implemented in a community to increase care and education such as: pre-school enrichment with family engagement and improved quality of child care through licensing and accreditation. This section also thoroughly discusses the evidence that supports each of these approaches. Strengthen Economic Supports for Families:This section covers economic approaches that communities can take to strengthen a family’s financial security through the following ways: child support payments, tax credits, state options for managing federal nutrition assistance programs, assisted housing mobility, family-friendly work policies, paid leave and flexible consistent schedules. By Caitlyn BrownCenters for Disease Control Technical Package- Preventing Child Abuse and NeglectThe Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently began to create and distribute programs aiming to help disseminate information to the public. These Technical Packages encourage the community to take advantage of gathered evidence and practices in a variety of topic areas. This blog covers the first of multiple Technical Package resource posts and focuses on preventing child abuse and neglect. This particular technical package looks at the most recent research and provides techniques for professionals and communities to assist in preventing child abuse and neglect. Each report section discusses the rationale for the topic and approaches to implementing the prevention strategy in the community; and then shares the outcomes of such techniques. Below, we summarize some of the highlights from the Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Package.
Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now It can feel like a complete waste of time and energy to pursue one of your dream clients when they are locked down in a contract with one of your competitors. When years and years pass, with no change, it doesn’t seem to make sense to continue to call and ask for a meeting with someone who has never shown the slightest inclination towards changing. Here are five reasons why you should never give up pursuing your dream client.Current Partner Fails: Your competitor may have won the business a long time ago and may have done a tremendous job solving the problem they were hired to solve. They may be doing an outstanding job right now. However, commercial relationships have ups and downs, and if you are not communicating through the ups and downs, you’ll miss the opportunity to have a conversation when they are struggling or failing to produce results.Current Partner Apathy: Over time, it’s possible for your competitor to become apathetic about serving their existing client, your dream client. They were “gung ho” at the beginning, but now they worked with your dream client long enough that they are apathetic about making changes, solving systemic problems, or going the extra mile. You will not know when this happens, in your dream client will not know you’re there to solve their problem if you do not continue to pursue them.Decision-makers Change: At any company, people change jobs and move on. This is true for your dream client as well. Even though the decision-makers that you’ve called on for years have expressed to you they have no intention of changing partners, at some point, some of them will leave their company to pursue a new opportunity or retire. You can monitor these things on the social channels, but to make sure that you know when changes occur, you must continue to pursue the clients you want most of all.Client Needs Change: Your competitor may have been doing an excellent job for the last 6.5 years. But those 6.5 years are now over, and your dream client may, in fact, have new challenges, new opportunities, and the new needs that accompany them. Your competitor may or may not be able to help them with those new needs. You want to be known before this happens. You make that unlikely or impossible if you give up on your dream client.Persistence Pays: Persistence pays off over time. It’s an installment plan. When your competitor has your dream client locked down, persistence matters most of all. You don’t expect to win this week. You don’t even expect to win this quarter. But you are future-oriented, and you are playing the longest of long games with the most important prospects in your territory. When there is a change in circumstances or events that trigger some new need, you want to be known, and you want to be someone who has persisted long enough to have earned the right to be considered as a potential replacement for your dream clients existing partner. You are already going to spend part of your week nurturing your dream clients. You are also going to be prospecting, doing the work to create new opportunities. Even though your attempts to communicate with your dream client may be less frequent, they should be no less persistent than your efforts to create opportunities in what you might consider being warmer leads and easier clients in which to create opportunities.Note: If you are new here you may not know what a dream client is. It’s a client who will perceive what you do as massive value and will allow you to capture some of the value that you create. They are unlike regular prospects, and the fact that winning one makes a significant difference to you and your company, and it makes a considerable difference to your dream client.
Ace Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday hit out at Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi for his outburst against Indians and their supposed lack of bigheartedness.”If Indians were not largehearted, they wouldn’t have made so much of progress and delivered growth,” an angry Harbhajan said in his hometown Jalandhar, reacting to Afridi’s controversial remarks that Indians cannot be as large-hearted as Pakistanis.”I think it has been an uncalledfor reaction. It wouldn’t help the love and respect with which he is treated in this country.” Afridi, in a television interview, had berated Indians and had criticised Indian opener Gautam Gambhir for dedicating the win over Pakistan to victims of the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.Speaking at a function organised by the Border Security Force to felicitate him for helping India win the World Cup, Harbhajan paid tribute to the soldiers, saying they were the real national heroes.”The real national heroes of the country are you soldiers and all others, including me, are not real heroes,” Harbhajan said.Recalling the team’s triumph against Pakistan in the semi-final at Mohali last week, Harbhajan said the players were drained after the high-pressure match but had a sense of triumph. He candidly admitted that for the first time in his career, he was tense, almost scared, before the match against arch rivals Pakistan.”Everyone from a doorman to a billionaire, was urging us on. The pressure had begun to get to me,” he said.But then, the off-spinner went on to play a key role in Pakistan’s defeat by getting rid of the dangerous Umar Akmal and skipper Afridi.advertisement”I had seen videos of Akmal. He likes to go for his shots. If the ball hurries on to him, he sometimes finds himself in a tangle, either rushed for the shot or finishing as a lbw candidate. This ball was an angled delivery but went straight on. It got us a crucial wicket at a critical time, as was the case with Afridi,” he said.Harbhajan also described the atmosphere in the dressing room during the final against Sri Lanka.”Sachin, who got out early, was sitting in a chair, clearly praying.And so was Viru (Sehwag) sitting next to him, hands clasped.Obviously, in prayer too. As Dhoni hit that six, we fell in each others arms. We were crying, shouting, laughing. I have no idea what I did. Tears flowed freely. The unbearable pressure of six weeks was finally off our chest,” Harbhajan said.Harbhajan hit out at those who have criticised his patchy performance in the World Cup, asserting that he ought to be praised and not ridiculed. Harbhajan, who took nine wickets in nine matches and was overshadowed by part time spinner Yuvraj Singh, said: “I bowled at different points of innings: in slog overs, in powerplays. My economy rate is 4.48 from the tournament. It is to be praised and not ridiculed. I am faulted for my effort. Everyone conveniently forgets that oneday cricket is all about building pressure, bowling tightly to create pressure on the opponents, create openings.”I would say: please stop criticising. Back us. Encourage us. If you keep telling a youngster he is no good, he might begin to doubt himself. A pat on the back could bring the very best out of him.” On the decision to carry Sachin Tendulkar on his teammates’ shoulders after India’s World Cup win, Harbhajan disclosed that it had not been spontaneous. “We had decided to chair him around the stadium if India won the World Cup,” said the man who is known to be personally close to Tendulkar.Bhajji also heaped praise on Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his leadership skills. “His cricket, his decisions, his manners – all speak for themselves,” he said.’Pakistanis indeed have very large hearts’While Harbhajan reacted angrily against Afridi’s jibe, the hero of 2011 World Cup — all-rounder Yuvraj Singh — came out with a tongue in cheek response. Commenting on Afridi’s remark Yuvraj sarcastically said, “Pakistanis indeed have very large hearts which is evident by their generous gesture of dropping so many catches against India during the semi-final clash. India would not have gone to the final had it not been for Pakistan’s large-heartedness.”- With inputs from Headlines Today