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Nikola Jokic tips in winner, Isaiah Thomas shines in debut as Nuggets frustrate Kings

first_img“I want to welcome him to Nuggets country,” Malone cracked.KINGS AT THE BREAKAt 30-27, Sacramento is very much in the playoff picture and quickly developing chemistry after acquiring Barnes and Alec Burks in deadline deals.“We’re competing. We like each other. They get along great,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. “It’s a time to take a breath, get your feet up a little bit, get some mental rest.”JOKIC’S NIGHTJokic did a little bit of everything, including a pass off the backboard to himself for a layup and another full-length pass for an easy basket. The team is now 24-4 when Jokic goes for a triple-double, including 16-0 at home.UP NEXTKings: After the All-Star break, resume a road swing by playing at Golden State on Feb. 21.Nuggets: At Dallas on Feb. 22. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas motions ta a teammate during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings Thursday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)DENVER — Ejected in the first half, Nuggets coach Michael Malone didn’t get to an in-person look at Isaiah Thomas’ first 3-pointer in a Denver uniform. He also didn’t watch from his usual vantage point as Nikola Jokic tipped in the winner.The raucous reverberations from inside the arena told him everything.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Dwyane Wade helps Heat top Mavs in likely final Dallas game MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 Jokic went to work down low, missing his first shot attempt before tipping it in. Hield’s last-gasp 3-pointer was off the mark at the buzzer.“Coach Wes, everybody, all stepped up,” said Jamal Murray, whose team is a league-best 25-4 at home this season.Hield wouldn’t mind another crack at that shot.“I was trying to find the rim but I didn’t get my eye on the rim,” said Hield, who led six Sacramento players in double figures with 25 points. “On to the next. Enjoy the weekend we have coming up.”The Nuggets head into the All-Star break with a 39-18 record and on the heels of Golden State for the top spot in the Western Conference. Denver’s trying to make the postseason for the first time since 2012-13.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Thomas proclaimed his surgically repaired hip good to go prior to the game and was anxious to step back onto the court. He received a standing ovation when he entered the game late in the first quarter.The 30-year-old Thomas showed flashes of his talent in shaking off some rust. He played 13 minutes and scored eight points — all in the third quarter — in his first NBA game since March 22 when he was with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Nuggets signed the two-time All-Star to a one-year deal in the offseason and gave him plenty of space to recover from his hip operation.Thomas scored his first basket of the season on a 3-pointer with 2:16 left in the third quarter. Moments later, he drained another 3-pointer that gave Denver its first lead since early in the game.“When my name is called, I’m going to always be ready,” Thomas said. “When I’m in the game, I’m going to make it hard for the coach to take me out.”TIP-INSKings: Sacramento scored 41 points in the first quarter. … F Harrison Barnes had 19 points and 11 rebounds. … De’Aaron Fox had 15 points and 10 assists.Nuggets: G Gary Harris sat out a seventh straight game with a strained adductor. … G Malik Beasley was ejected in the fourth quarter after picking up a second technical. He had 21 points.WELCOME, FLACCOAsked to talk about Thomas, Malone quipped: “I was hoping we could talk about Joe Flacco.”The veteran QB was acquired by the Denver Broncos on Wednesday in a trade with Baltimore that will become official next month when the league’s new year begins, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press. Jokic knocked in a basket with less than a second remaining, Thomas hit two big 3-pointers in his long-awaited Denver debut and the Nuggets held off the Sacramento Kings 120-118 on Wednesday night.“This was one of the few home games that’s gone down to the wire, which is good for us,” said Malone, who watched from the locker room after receiving two technicals just before halftime. “We need to continue to be challenged and be forced to execute and get stops.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJokic finished with 20 points, 18 rebounds and 11 assists for his 28th career triple-double, and Paul Millsap matched a season high with 25 points to help Denver overcome a 17-point first-half deficit.Down six late, the Kings tied it on Buddy Hield’s layup with 15.1 seconds. In a timeout, it became next-coach-up time in the Denver huddle. Wes Unseld. 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Resident fights eviction

first_imgLA PUENTE – Despite a victory in court, a La Puente woman accused of allowing drug use where she lives might still be kicked out of her apartment. A Superior Court judge last week ruled that Yolanda Ponce, a 20-year resident at Amar Plaza Apartments, could stay at her home. But the apartment’s management company, Rampart Properties, said Thursday that Ponce is not in the clear. Ponce said she has spent nine months and $4,000 fighting an attempt to evict her. She said the management company had wrongfully alleged she knew that her granddaughter was using drugs in a common area of the complex, which is located on East Amar Road. “The evidence they had against me was very weak,” Ponce said. “My granddaughter doesn’t live with me and I wasn’t the one who let her on the property. I have nothing to do with what she did.” Frank Acevedo, Rampart’s president, said that even though Ponce won her court case he has refused to accept her rent payments and plans to pursue another eviction against her. “She won this round, but the reality is we have 95 families fearful for their safety and we are trying to clean up all the drug use,” Acevedo said. “Even if Yolanda Ponce didn’t know what her granddaughter was doing, when she was told about it she didn’t do anything to prevent it from happening again.” Amar Plaza is a low-income housing project regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ponce said the judge not only dismissed the eviction case but also awarded her attorney fees. Still, Ponce said she worries about her neighbors who were recently evicted. Sharon Green, who lived at the apartments for nearly 31 years, was evicted in February for failing to pay $280. Chitram Singh, who said he now lives in his car, was evicted for not paying $492. Acevedo said Green and Singh were both “overhoused” in the eyes of HUD officials because they lived in three-bedroom apartments rather than the two-bedroom apartments Rampart asked them to relocate to. “\ chose to stay in three bedrooms so the government no longer could help her and terminated her housing assistance,” Acevedo said. nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 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

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Clips of the Week – Friday, December 4

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Liverpool icon loses it against Man United, who remain unbeaten in derby – 10 quiz questions

first_imgLiverpool v Man United is live on talkSPORT at 2.05pm GMT on Sunday 17 January – click here to listen.It’s the big one in the north west of England as two of the Premier League’s bitter rivals go head-to-head at Anfield.Jurgen Klopp will see how much Man United are disliked first hand when he takes charge of Liverpool for the first time against the Red Devils and ahead of the game, talkSPORT has 10 quiz questions surrounding the fixture for you to sink your teeth into.Before that, though, relegation strugglers Villa take on Premier League challengers Leicester on Saturday evening, which is also live on talkSPORT.Aston Villa v Leicester is live on talkSPORT at 5.30pm GMT on Saturday 16 January – click here to listen.About | Privacy | Terms Steven Gerrard was sent off moments after coming on for Liverpool against Man United in the 2014/15 season 1last_img read more

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Pilsner to award Uganda Premier League best perfomers

first_img Tags: top The partnership was launched on Tuesday morning (photo by Shaban Lubega)LUZIRA – Uganda Breweries through its brand, Pilsner Lager has on Tuesday, 20-11-2018 announced a partnership with the StarTimes Uganda Premier League to award the competition’s best players and coaches.This was during a press conference held at Uganda Breweries head quarters in Luzira.The partnership will see a Pilsner Man of the Match recognized and awarded after every league game as well as a Pilsner Player of the Month and a Pilsner Coach of the month recognized and awarded every month.Each Pilsner Man of the Match will receive UGX 100,000 while each individual of the month take home UGX 1,000,000.Speaking at the launch of the partnership, Uganda Breweries Head of Beer, Estella Muzito said that the sponsorship is one of the ways that Pilsner Lager is engaging football fans with a new and exciting experience in line with its own revitalized look and feel.“As Pilsner Lager, we are keen to support football and to engage football fans around the country, said Muzito.“We did this at the start of the season through the Pilsner Super 8 and today I am pleased to announce this partnership with the Uganda Premier League that will see Pilsner encourage excellence in the league by awarding the man of the match, player of the month and coach of the month.At the launch, the player and coach of the month of October were also awarded.The player of October award was given to Joel Madondo of Kirinya JSS who scored four games in as many games while Vipers’ Javier Martinez Espinoza scooped the coach of the month award.Vipers head coach Javier Martinez was voted coach of the month of October (photo by Shaban Lubega)They were both given a cash prize of One Million Shillings.UPL chairman, Arinaitwe Rugyendo welcomed the sponsorship saying it is a big boost for the competition.” One of the ways of encouraging excellence is by recognising and awarding it and we are excited to be partnering with Uganda Breweries in this regard, said Rugyendo.“This I believe is one of the benefits of the title and broadcasting partnership with StarTimes that we announced at the start of the season.“The broadcasting of the league matches is improving the attractiveness of the league and I am pleased to announce this partnership with Pilsner Lager which is one of many more to come.The sponsorship deal that is worth over UGX 450m over 3 years will see Pilsner Lager taking up branding and activation rights at all league matches effective immediately.The deal covers:-Rights fees.-Accolades for man of the match, player of the month and coach of the month.-Cash awards for man of this match, player of the month and coach of the month.-Supporting activities like press conferencesThe StarTimes Uganda Premier League resumes on Tuesday afternoon with Onduparaka FC hosting Ndejje University at the Green Light Stadium in Arua.Comments last_img read more

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Garda caution driver who ‘couldn’t see’ what was wrong with L plate

first_imgGardaí have cautioned a learner driver for the misplacement of an L plate on their windscreen.It’s common knowledge that when learner drivers are on the road, they need to have L plates on the front and back of the car where they are clearly visible. Although for some, the lack of an exact position in which you’re required to put the plates proves confusing…Gardaí tweeted the image, commenting: “Driver “couldn’t see” the problem with the placement of their L plate.” Not entirely sure how the driver thought this was a good idea. Source: @gardatrafficGardaí then tweeted a link to the RSA’s run-down on everything learner drivers need to know (including the fact that if you’re behind the wheel, it’s best not to stick things directly in your field of vision).Despite probably feeling slightly surprised when they noticed blue lights in their rearview mirror, it seems their big mistake was right in front of them all along.Garda caution driver who ‘couldn’t see’ what was wrong with L plate was last modified: February 23rd, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:garda twitterl platelearner driverlast_img read more

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Pitchers shine as Giants blank Indians

first_imgGOODYEAR, Ariz. – Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi stood in the team’s Scottsdale Stadium dugout on Thursday afternoon and spoke confidently of the club’s starting pitching.After San Francisco’s rotation was ravaged by injuries in 2018, a deep collection of potential starters has emerged this spring.“We’ve talked about the need to get to eight or nine or 10 guys to get through the 162-game season,” Zaidi said during an interview with reporters. “We really feel like we’ve …last_img read more

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SA tour guides learn French

first_img8 February 2006Foreign tourists from Europe and Asia will no longer have to struggle with language barriers when visiting Mpumalanga.Thirty-three black local tour guides have been trained to speak French, and will next be learning Chinese, German and Portuguese.“Research found that the majority of our tourists speak French and it is more accommodating if their hosts speak a familiar language,” said spokesperson for the province’s department of economic development and planning, Smanga Shongwe.He said only black registered tour guides had been selected for the course and that they all came from the Kruger National Park.“We only chose black guides because we want to increase the role played by black tour guides in the tourism industry,” he explained.Alliance Française teachers who gave lessons in White River and Secunda taught the guides basic French. The guides attended 80 hours of training during November last year.Alliance Française, the world’s largest French teaching centre, was established in 1883 in Paris, France.It has over 1 000 schools in 134 countries, serving over 350 000 students.The National Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism and the French Embassy are co-funding the French teaching programme for tour guides in South Africa.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Supreme Court Raises Bar for Patent Infringement

first_imgU.S. biotech companies are worried that a patent decision yesterday involving two Internet technology companies could undermine patents on methods to diagnose and treat illnesses.The case before the Supreme Court, Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., dealt with a claim on a process to store and retrieve Web content. Akamai patented a process that involves storing and retrieving content on its servers to be loaded to a webpage. Limelight Networks offered a similar service, but it didn’t perform every step of that process itself. Instead, it instructed its customers to perform one important step—“tagging” the information designated to be stored on the servers.Akamai sued for infringement, and in 2012 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that Limelight was not liable for direct infringement because it hadn’t performed every step in the process. But the court said Limelight was still liable for “inducing” infringement, meaning that it advised or encouraged others to perform steps that led to infringement.  Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The suggestion that there are different standards for direct and induced infringement didn’t sit well with the Supreme Court, which yesterday decided unanimously that the appellate court was wrong. For there to be induced infringement, Justice Samuel Alito explained, some single entity must also be liable for direct infringement. In other words, someone has to perform all the steps in the process; they can’t be distributed.That interpretation worries many biotech companies, which often hold patents involving complex, multistep methods. “It invites circumvention. It invites gaming,” says Hans Sauer, an intellectual property counsel for the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), which submitted a brief urging the Supreme Court to uphold the lower court’s decision. Sauer says the ruling provides a “road map” for those looking to mimic a patented process without getting sued. That road map might be useful if someone wanted to parcel out the manufacturing of a drug among several companies, for instance. However, pharmaceutical companies rely much more heavily on product patents than method patents, says Arti Rai, a patent law expert at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. If multiple groups collectively produce an already patented drug, they will quickly run up against more clear-cut product patent laws. “If you’re using the thing, you’re probably infringing,” she explains.But Rai says the threat to method patents could pose a serious problem in the emerging field of personalized medicine. Patient-specific approaches to diagnosis and treatment will often involve multistep method claims, she says. For example, a company may want to file a claim on the process of drawing blood from a patient, looking for a particular biomarker, and making a diagnosis or administering a drug.This scenario remains largely hypothetical, she notes, thanks in part to previous Supreme Court decisions on what is patentable. (In 2012, the Supreme Court decided in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. that the adjustment of drug dosage based on metabolites in a patient’s blood relied fundamentally on a law of nature, and thus couldn’t be patented.) But as companies try to obtain method patents by making the steps in the method more detailed, the Akamai decision may diminish the power of those patents. The high bar for patentability will force biotech companies to describe more specific, detailed steps in their methods, Rai says, and competitors could then avoid being sued by outsourcing any one of those steps.BIO’s Sauer agrees that this is a primary concern. “We don’t think it’s fair to sue a doctor or a patient or a clinical laboratory for the infringement of such a method,” he says, “but nonetheless, maybe it’s fair to sue somebody who masterminds the whole process and sells an infringing product to be used as part of that process.”*Correction, 4 June, 10:15 a.m.: The Supreme Court ruled on 2 June, not on 3 June, as was previously reported.last_img read more

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Hontiveros returns to action, joins Alab Pilipinas

first_imgView comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PBA legend Jimmy Alapag, who replaced Mac Cuan, is also making his head coaching debut for Alab Pilipinas. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The 40-year-old guard, one of the deadliest sharpshooters in the PBA, fortifies the Philippines’ roster that already features the likes of import Ivan Johnson and Bobby Ray Parks Jr.Hontiveros, who had a colorful 17-year career in the pros, is just one of six former PBA players in the lineup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJoining Hontiveros are ex-PBA veterans Rico Maierhofer, Josh Urbiztondo, Pamboy Raymundo and Rob Celiz. Oping Sumalinog, who briefly played for TNT is also part of the team.Completing the team are gritty point guard Pao Javelona and the returning Lawrence Domingo.center_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:18Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Alab Pilipinas new recruits Oping Sumalinog (left) and Dondon Hontiverors. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netBarely a month after announcing his retirement from the PBA, Dondon Hontiveros is lacing up his kicks again to write the next chapter of his basketball career.Hontiveros has been tapped to play for Alab Pilipinas in the Asean Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Cavs, Warriors gear up to begin championship quests againlast_img read more

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