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Kevin Durant ejected in return as Bucks rout Warriors

first_imgBut the Warriors never threatened again after Durant was tossed. The All-Star forward leads the NBA with five ejections and now has 14 technical fouls, two short of the threshold for a one-game suspension.The Bucks led 92-72 after three quarters. Middleton scored 23 for Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo scored 30 for the sixth time this month, the 21st time on the season.Quinn Cook, starting for Curry, set a career high with 30 points to lead the Warriors in scoring for the fifth time in the past seven games.TIP-INSBucks: Guards Malcolm Brogdon (left quadriceps) and Matthew Dellavedova (right ankle), both sidelined since February, remained out with no timetable for their return, according to interim coach Joe Prunty. Center Thon Maker (right groin) missed his third straight game.Warriors: Kerr said Thompson could return as soon as Saturday at Sacramento, but isn’t even certain to play on Sunday at home against Phoenix. “It’s day to day, but it’s getting close,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Thompson missed his eighth straight game with a fractured right thumb.UP NEXTBucks: At Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.Warriors: At Sacramento on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sidelined by a fractured rib the previous six games, Durant argued after no foul was called on a drive through three defenders. Official Tre Maddox whistled him for a technical foul, then gave him another and tossed him with 2.4 seconds left. Khris Middleton converted two free throws to cap an 11-0 run that gave Milwaukee a 58-49 halftime lead.Still without Stephen Curry (ankle sprain) and Klay Thompson (broken thumb), the Warriors lost their third straight game and seventh in their past 10 outings. Houston clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, and Golden State fell a game behind East-leading Toronto for the NBA’s second-best record.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 crownThis wasn’t what Warriors coach Steve Kerr had in mind when he said during his pregame news conference, “It should be a lot more fun” with the return of Durant and Draymond Green.Durant had 10 points, six assists and three rebounds in 17 first-half minutes. Green, who had missed the three previous games with a pelvic contusion and flu-like symptoms, contributed 11 points and six assists. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Spurs climb into 4th spot in West after slipping past Thunder LATEST STORIES MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, center, is held back after being ejected, next to teammate Draymond Green, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif. — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points, Kevin Durant’s return from a rib injury ended early with a second-quarter ejection, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Golden State Warriors 116-107 on Thursday night.The Bucks beat the Warriors for just the second time in their past 10 meetings and stayed five games ahead of Detroit for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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JACKSON’S HOTEL IN ADMINISTRATION: DONEGAL TD EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR FAMILY

first_imgJackson’s HotelSinn Féin’s Finance Spokesperson, Deputy Pearse Doherty has this evening described as ‘deeply saddening’ today’s shock announcement that Jackson’s Hotel in Ballybofey has gone into receivership. “This announcement by the management at Jackson’s Hotel has come as a huge shock to everyone,” he said.“At this sad time, my sympathies go to all the staff and management at the hotel who I imagine are deeply upset and shocked following this news that a Receiver has been appointed to the hotel. “I would like also to extend my sympathies to the Jackson family, whom I am sure are particularly devastated; the family has been a major employer in the Finn Valley area for years and have worked very hard to build up their business during that time.“While this news is naturally very upsetting, I would hope that the hotel can be rescued and that the business can be retained in Ballybofey.”Also commenting on today’s announcement was Sinn Féin Councillor for the Stranorlar Electoral Area, Cllr Gary Doherty, who described the news as ‘a huge blow to the Finn Valley Area’, and extended his sympathies to the owners, Barry and Margaret Jackson.“The Jackson Family has employed hundreds of people over the years – myself included. I’d like to thank them for all the employment which they have provided over the years to myself and others, and I of course would like to wish them and all the staff well going forward in the wake of today’s announcement.”  JACKSON’S HOTEL IN ADMINISTRATION: DONEGAL TD EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR FAMILY was last modified: January 8th, 2015 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:administrationJacksonslast_img read more

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LOUGH SWILLY SEAFEST LAUNCHES SUPER NEW SITE!

first_imgCome the first weekend of July, the sheltered waters of Donegal’s Lough Swilly will spring to life with sails big and small, with the slap of oars and paddles.The shoreline and golden sands of its beaches will play natural backdrop to theatre and games, to families and friends celebrating in the unique surroundings of our coastal environment.The superb festival – on July 1,2 and 3 – has its own great website. You can find out more by clicking www.seafestloughswilly.com.LOUGH SWILLY SEAFEST LAUNCHES SUPER NEW SITE! was last modified: June 16th, 2011 by gregShare 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:seafest rathmullan donegallast_img read more

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SA to crack down on absentee teachers

first_img27 February 2013 The government is planning to introduce a biometric log-in system to combat unacceptably high teacher absenteeism at South Africa’s schools, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Tuesday. Speaking at a post-State of the Nation Address media briefing in Cape Town on Tuesday, Motshekga said a recent survey had shown that South Africa had the highest teacher absenteeism rate of all Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries – with about 10 percent of SA teachers absent for an average of 19 days annually.‘Serious neglect of responsibilities’ A biometric electronic system would allow the department to collect real-time data on what schools were affected by high teacher absenteeism, and to address what she said was the main reason behind the country’s high absenteeism rate, namely poor administration, lack of management and a “serious neglect of duties and responsibilities”. “As a teacher, I find it extremely embarrassing for professionals to be told that they should be in class the whole time teaching and that’s the basic thing they are employed for.” Motshekga said the department would inform teachers’ unions, but hastened to add that the biometric system wasn’t a test, but a biometric log-in system. “It’s not anything that really affects [teachers’] conditions of service, because it is there already that they have to report – like all of us have to report for duty, [going] in and out and explain our whereabouts.” Motshekga said that what President Jacob Zuma had meant by making education an essential service, was that education was critical to the future of the country and that no one, from the department to teachers and parents, should do anything to disrupt pupils from learning. Teachers would still be permitted to go strike, she stressed.Eradicating ‘mud schools’ She expected that by 2015, all remaining “mud schools” in the country would be eradicated. By September, her department would be able to present a full report on the progress to eradicate mud schools. In the Eastern Cape, a team is currently conducting a headcount of pupils and teachers in the province, after Motshekga had instructed the provincial department to rationalise the number of schools in the province. She added that often the department built a school on the basis that there were 500 pupils, only to find out later that the school only had 50 pupils. The department therefore could end up building fewer new schools than planned in its Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative (Asidi) to eradicate mud schools. Deputy Minister of Basic Education Enver Surty said his department had already made significant progress in the Eastern Cape, since the province’s department of education was placed under administration two years ago. Surty said when his department intervened, a number of issues had plagued the provincial department, including a lack of nutrition, transport for pupils, delivery of textbooks, administration issues and poor financial systems. He said progress had been made after decentralising procurement for school-feeding programmes, which had allowed local communities to run them. While Surty said the department had helped to boost district education authorities, the biggest challenge that remained was that of poor administration, which has been a problem in the province for years. Teachers’ unions were also against relocating teachers to regions where there were shortages or dismissing teachers who didn’t perform. He said the Eastern Cape had shown an improvement in learning outcomes, while the matric pass rate had passed the 60% mark for the first time. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Ohio’s Crop Progress Report – April 5th, 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Most of the State saw heavy precipitation this week, which was welcomed as it replenished soil moisture. There were 1.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending April 3rd. Some growers top-dressed wheat, though the majority were holding off due to saturated fields. Some were also applying fertilizer and spraying, though mostly producers focused on prep activities as the rain prevented most fieldwork. Among fruit growers, there were some worries about damage to the peach crop due to snow and freezing.See the full report herelast_img read more

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The Open Source Witch Hunts Have Returned

first_img7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#Free Software Foundation#Open Source#Red Hat Open source has gone soft. We used to pass the time with hangings of the ideologically impure, but of late we’ve had this weird obsession with sharing code and innovation. Fortunately, this streak of pragmatism was bound to end. In the past few weeks, we’ve picketed Mozilla for supporting DRM and pilloried Red Hat for competing against OpenStack rivals. The community that once spent years counting the number of free software angels that were bumped off the Open Core pin is back to eating its own. And oh, how we missed it!Red Hat Rewinds To 2003Red Hat, arguably the poster child for open source idealism, has come under fire in the past week for—wait for it!—refusing to support its competitors. ReadWrite’s Jodi Mardesich does an excellent job uncovering the accusations and Red Hat’s labored defense, but ultimately, the real issue is this:Red Hat doesn’t want to support competitors, and its OpenStack competitors don’t like that much. In what other universe would this even be news? Mozilla Becomes A MudbloodThe problem for Red Hat is that it has such a strong track record of open source idealism that it’s an easy target if it looks like it’s coloring outside the lines. But Mozilla, if anything, offers an even bigger target. Mozilla, for its part, committed the cardinal sin of serving its users. The organization that recently went through a bout of self-immolation over its ousted CEO’s politics has been called on the carpet for agreeing to embed DRM technology in the otherwise pure Firefox browser code so that its users can—gasp!—watch videos on the Web. No, really. People want to watch videos and Mozilla prefers they watch those videos in its browser. Stop the presses!See also: What Heartbleed Teaches Us: Be An Open Source Contributor, Not Just A UserEver ready to make much of others’ ideological failings, the Free Software Foundation blasted Mozilla, expressing its “deep disappoint[ment]” in Mozilla because its “decision compromises important principles in order to alleviate misguided fears about loss of browser market share.”After all, why should Mozilla bother with such silly things as, you know, actually being useful to customers?Not to be outdone in the moralizing department, the Electronic Frontier Foundation tsktsk’s the decision, lamenting that “the last holdout for the open web has fallen.” It goes on to argue that Mozilla’s capitulation “changes the industry by accepting DRM” because such “repeated compromises to the needs of DRM advocates by tech company after tech company [are] transforming [the personal computer industry] into a sector that is dominated by established interests and produces locked-down devices, monitored and managed by everyone but their users.”Well, maybe. Or maybe, as Mozilla chair Mitchell Baker explains, without such capitulation “Firefox users would need to use another browser every time they want to watch a controlled video, and that calls into question the usefulness of Firefox as a product.”Um, yes. A Return To Our Ideological RootsHowever much we may want to force others to live by our absolutist ideals, the reality is that others may have different priorities. As free software gave way to open source, its more pragmatic cousin, a fixed fetish on “the one true way” to license software, also withered. And yet, such ideological handwringing is useful, if not always convenient or pleasant. As much as I prefer the pragmatism of open source/Apache Software Foundation crowd, there’s great benefit in the grating reminders of what’s at stake from the more ideologically minded free software/GPL group. Software freedom actually does matter. As such, and despite my sarcastic tone above, I simultaneously dread and welcome a return to the constant self-flagellation of the free and open-source software communities. It makes open source less collaborative and more fractious, but it may also make it more powerful and relevant for decades to come.  Related Posts Matt Asaycenter_img Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzeslast_img read more

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Titli casts a pall of gloom in Odisha

first_imgThe devastation wrought by the cyclonic storm Titli and the resultant heavy rain has cast a shadow on Dussehra festivities across Odisha, especially for farmers.Hundreds of puja pandals in the State — where Durga Puja got under way on Tuesday — are witnessing low turnout as people are yet to recover from the shock of the cyclone.After toiling for six months and investing hard-earned savings, farmers were anticipating a healthy harvest in the next two months. However, cyclone and heavy rain damaged the standing crop at many places.The kharif crop has been affected over an area of 2,13,801 hectares (paddy 1,48,681 ha and non-paddy 65,120 ha) in nine districts — Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Mayurbhanj, Cuttack, Khordha, Balasore and Puri.The damage has been severe in Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada and Kandhamal. Although all is not lost in districts like Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur and Jajpur, farmers fear that there would be a drop in harvest.“Multi-department assessment of crop damage is under progress and the final report is expected within a week,” said Bishnupada Sethi, Special Relief Commissioner.The SRC has also directed District Collectors to provide ex-gratia to the next of the kin of those who died in the cyclone and the resultant floods within three days. The Odisha government had earlier announced an ex-gratia of ₹4 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased. As per a report of the Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, livestock loss has been severe. Fishermen were also not spared, with 300 boats fully damaged and 265 partially damaged. Moreover, 607 fish ponds covering 428.97 ha and 69 private fish seed farms in an area of 47.250 ha have been damaged.“Who is thinking of any Dussehra festivities? The first priority is to repair damaged houses as winter is fast approaching. This Dussehra has turned into a black one for us,” said Haribandhu Karji, former sarpanch of Gangabada panchayat of Gajapati district, which was worst-hit by the disaster. (With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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Indian stocks plunge after Trump triggers trade war with China

first_imgIt was waiting to happen. Even then, US president Donald Trump’s first missive in a global trade war has sent India’s stock markets plunging.The Sensex spiralled down over 430 points, about 1.3%, in early trade on March.23, mirroring the panic in other global markets. Its Asian peers nosedived, led by the index in Shanghai which tumbled over 3%. In Japan, Nikkei fell by up to 4.6%. The Yen strengthened to a two-year high and that could be damning for the export-dependent Japanese economy. Meanwhile, following a 700-point fall in the Dow Jones index on March 22, the US stock futures signalled a further 2.5% fall in the S&P 500, the sharpest drop in six weeks.Read it at Quartz Related Itemslast_img read more

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Private bus overturns in Gujarat; 21 dead, 53 injured

first_imgAt least 21 passengers were killed and more than 50 others injured when a packed private luxury bus overturned in a hilly area in Banaskantha district of North Gujarat on Monday evening, said officials.The ghastly mishap took place at Trishulia Ghat, a hilly patch on the Ambaji-Danta road near Ambaji town of Banaskantha district, around 160km from Ahmedabad, when the victims were returning home after visiting a temple, they said.The private luxury bus, carrying around 70 passengers, tipped over at Trishulia Ghat after the driver lost control over the vehicle due to heavy rain in the area, Banaskantha district SP Ajit Rajian said.He said, “21 persons travelling in a private bus died after the vehicle overturned at Trishulia Ghat.“The bus driver lost control due to heavy rain as the tyres slipped on the road when brakes were applied. We pulled out 53 persons alive from the bus using a crane.”These injured passengers were referred to Danta town’s referral hospital and Palanpur civil hospital, said Rajian.The SP along with district collector Sandip Sagale rushed to Danta hospital after the accident.According to Mr. Sagale, 35 of the 53 injured are in critical condition and referred to the civil hospital at Palanpur, the administrative headquarters of the district, from Danta.“We have deployed more doctors at both the hospitals to treat the injured and carry out post-mortem.“All the passengers were residents of Anklav village of Anand taluka and returning after visiting Ambaji temple,” said Mr. Sagale.The Trishulia Ghat is the same spot, where nine people had lost their lives in June last when a multi-utility vehicle overturned after its brakes failed at a sharp turn.Sagale said the state government plans to convert the road passing through the Trishulia Ghat into a four-lane pathway.last_img read more

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What The Experts Are Saying About Know Your Worth

first_imgTo some, salary transparency is the big bad wolf terrorizing the proverbial workplace. But Glassdoor co-founder and CEO Robert Hohman insists, “transparency is the new normal.”And he’s not alone.The #1 piece of information job seekers want employers to provide as they research where to work is salary/compensation. Other factors in order of ranked importance were benefits, basic company information, what makes the company an attractive place to work, and company mission, vision, values.This is precisely why Know Your Worth was launched.  So what do the industry pros say?We reached out to a few analysts and HR pros to get the inside scoop on what Glassdoor’s new tool.“My first impression was of how valuable the tool would be in educating job seekers on data that has typically been only available to companies. It was quick and easy to get a pulse on the market rate and didn’t require sorting through a salary survey or a complex questionnaire.” –Ben Eubanks, Principal Analyst, Lighthouse Research & Advisory“Employees around the world are constantly trying to understand their earnings potential, competitiveness, and level of pay relative to peers. Tools that enable salary transparency and use analytics can give employees amazing new insights into earnings potential, point out inconsistencies, and give employers new signals on their compensation programs to attract great people.” –Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP“A tool that helps employees to understand their value within the marketplace through the utilization of a data pool that is large and continues to grow can clearly be a game changer in terms of how employees look at and interpret their worth.” –Howard Adamsky, Senior research analyst, Aberdeen Group“Know Your Worth is an intuitive, easy-to-use program that can help candidates understand the market context that drives their salaries. Know Your Worth takes into account your current employment, current salary level, your education, and local salary data from Glassdoor’s rich database to give you a guideline as to what to look for when negotiating your salary.” –Daria Friedman, Principal analyst, Talent acquisition for the Brandon Hall Grouplast_img read more

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