Manchester City expected to beat Liverpool in League Cup final – Coral Daily Download

first_imgCoral’s Nicol McGeady joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Manchester City booked their spot in the League Cup final by beating Everton on Wednesday night and they are 4/7 favourites to lift the trophy, with Wembley opponents Liverpool 13/10.McGeady also looks at the contenders for FA Cup glory, ahead of this weekend’s fourth round action, revealing Arsenal, Chelsea and City head the betting at 5/1.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

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Africa’s share of global FDI increases

first_img7 May 2013Africa’s share of global foreign direct investment (FDI) has grown over the past five years, highlighting the growing interest in the continent from foreign investors, according to Ernst & Young’s third Africa Attractiveness Survey.The report, released on Monday, combines an analysis of international investment into Africa over the past five years with a 2013 survey of over 500 global business leaders about their views on the potential of the African market.Those business leaders with an established presence on the continent ranked Africa as the second most attractive regional investment destination in the world after Asia, with 86% of them saying they believed Africa’s attractiveness as a place to do business would continue to improve.Positive growth outlookThe continent’s global share of FDI grew from 3.2% in 2007 to 5.6% in 2012, the report found, despite a fall in FDI project numbers from 867 in 2011 to 764 in 2012, in line with the global trend.The report noted that, despite the impact of the ongoing global economic situation, the size of the African economy had more than tripled since 2000. It added that the continent’s growth outlook appeared positive, with African gross domestic product (GDP) as a whole expected to grow by 4% in 2013 and 4.6% in 2014, and a number of African economies predicted to remain among the fastest growing in the world for the foreseeable future.Mark Otty, Ernst & Young’s managing partner for Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, said the platform for this growth had been provided by “a process of democratization that has taken root across much of the continent, ongoing improvements to the business environment, exponential growth in trade and investment, and substantial improvements in the quality of human life”.Ernst & Young said the 2013 Africa Attractiveness Survey showed some progress in terms of investor perceptions since the first survey in 2011, with the majority of respondents bering positive about the progress made and the outlook for Africa.Africa had also gained ground relative to other global regions: while the continent was only ranked ahead of two other regions in the 2011 survey, this year it ranked ahead of five other regions for investment attractiveness, beating the former Soviet states, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, the Middle East and Central America.Perception versus reality“However, there still remains a stark perception gap between those respondents who are already doing business in Africa versus those that have not yet invested in the continent,” Ernst & Young said.“Those with an established business in Africa were overwhelmingly positive. They understand the real rather than perceived operational risks, have experienced the progress made and see the opportunities for future growth.”Those business leaders with an established presence on the continent ranked Africa as the second most attractive regional investment destination in the world after Asia, with 86% of them saying they believed Africa’s attractiveness as a place to do business would continue to improve.In contrast, those business leaders with no business presence in Africa ranked the continent as the least attractive investment destination in the world, with only 47% of them saying they believed Africa’s attractiveness as a place to do business would improve over the next three years.Tackling constraints to growthThe two fundamental challenges for those already invested or those looking to invest in Africa, the survey found, were transport/logistics and electricity infrastructure on the one hand, and the prevalence of bribery and corruption on the other.“However, moves are being made on both accounts to help allay fears of investors,” Ernst & Young said.At the same time, the fact that strong growth had been occurring despite these constraints indicated the continent’s potential not only to sustain growth, but to accelerate growth as these challenges were overcome.“Our analysis indicates that in 2012 there were over 800 active infrastructure projects across different sectors in Africa, with a combined value in excess of US$700-billion,” Ernst & Young said, adding that the majority of these projects related to power (37%) and transport (41%).Moving away from extractive industriesThe survey also found that, despite perceptions to the contrary, less than one-third of Africa’s growth was coming from natural resources.The continent’s trend towards growing diversification was continuing, with an increasing emphasis on services, manufacturing and infrastructure-related activities – a positive sign given the volatile nature of commodity prices and the growth risks associated with over-dependency on a few key sectors.In 2007, according to the survey, extractive industries represented 8% of FDI projects and 26% of capital invested in Africa; in 2012, it was a mere 2% of projects and 12% of capital. In comparison, services accounted for 70% of Africa’s FDI projects in 2012 (up from 45% in 2007), while manufacturing activities accounted for 43% of capital invested in 2012 (up from 22% in 2007).Mining and metals were still perceived by survey respondents as the sector with the highest growth potential in Africa, but the number of respondents who believed this (26%) was down from 38% in 2012 and 44% in 2011.In contrast, interest in African infrastructure projects is clearly increasing, with 21% of respondents identifying this as a growth sector versus 14% in 2012 and only 4% in 2011.Other sectors where there has been a noticeable shift include ICT (14%, up from 8% in 2012), financial services (13%, up from 6% in 2012), and education (which came from virtually nowhere to register 10% this year).According to Otty, these changing perceptions of relative sector attractiveness in Africa “reflect the changing fundamentals of many Africa economies – the diversification of both sources of growth (for example, the increasing contribution of services and the growing consumer class), and of the actual FDI flowing into these economies”.Ajen Sita, Ernst & Young’s managing partner for Africa, said Ernst & Young was confident that the continent was on a sustainable upward trajectory.“A critical mass of African economies will continue on this journey,” Sita said, adding that there was “a strong probability that a number of these economies will follow the same development paths that some of the Asian and other rapid-growth markets have over the past 30 years.“By the 2040s, we have no doubt that the likes of Nigeria, Ghana, Angola, Egypt, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa will be considered among the growth powerhouses of the global economy.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Safety and Security in LP

first_imgFollowing are a few article summaries that can provide you with a small taste of the original content available to you every day through our daily digital offerings, which are offered free through LossPreventionMedia.com. In addition to our daily newsletter, a comprehensive library of original content is available to our digital subscribers at no cost to you. Visit our website to gain access to all of our content. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@LPMag), and LinkedIn.After Las Vegas: The Evolution of Active-Shooter ProtocolBy Bill Turner, LPC- Sponsor – It has been several weeks since gunman Stephen Paddock shot and killed fifty-eight people and wounded almost 500 others in Las Vegas. Initially, there was some criticism that it took law enforcement up to seventy-five minutes to get to the shooter’s room in the Mandalay Bay Hotel.The latest information shows that, in fact, the first officers arrived on the hotel’s thirty-second floor at approximately the same time that the shooting stopped. In the midst of total chaos, officers first had to determine where the shooting was coming from, and once determined, they had to then find the exact location of the shooter within the hotel.Anyone who looked at the exterior pictures of the broken windows in the Mandalay Bay Hotel realizes that was no easy task. [EDITOR’S NOTE: After this article was written, MGM Resorts, the owner of Mandalay Bay, raised questions as to the accuracy of the timeline of the shooting as it was originally reported. No conclusions have been reached at this point.]Regarding active-shooter response, there is no silver bullet that guarantees 100 percent positive results for law enforcement and individuals. The situation in Las Vegas made incident response even more difficult. Methods are still evolving and being debated. But one trend is common: a more aggressive response.One thing unique about the Las Vegas incident is that the shooting came from above. This marked only the second time that a major active-shooter incident was carried out from a highly elevated location. The first was the University of Texas tower shooting on August 1, 1966. On that day, Charles Whitman climbed to the observation deck of the main building, from where he shot and killed fifteen people in an hour and a half.At the time, standard active-shooter response from law enforcement was to have the first officer on scene establish a perimeter to contain the suspect and victims within that perimeter. This approach maximized officer safety and protected the public outside the scene. It also minimized equipment and training costs for law enforcement and allowed time for SWAT to arrive. But these reasonable tactics assumed perpetrators were rational and would negotiate and release hostages.A lot has changed since then. Today, law enforcement often faces suicidal attackers whose desire is to inflict maximum casualties, including themselves. Establishing a perimeter and negotiating with the shooter is no longer effective in all situations.This was made clear in the Columbine, Colorado, school shooting of 1999. Police established a perimeter and waited a long time to enter the building and to attempt to confront the shooters. Because of this delay, many more students were killed.After Columbine, law enforcement began to develop more aggressive active-shooter response protocols. First officers on scene were taught to immediately enter and attempt to engage shooters, using whatever equipment they carried with them. This tactic assumed most attackers were relatively incompetent and could be silenced by a well-trained responder.The Active-Shooter Response EvolutionAttackers have changed. As a result, modern active shooter response training has changed. Nearly all law enforcement officers are now highly trained and often have active-shooter kits in their patrol cars. Today, many officers will immediately enter an area to confront shooters. The theory is that, when confronted with law enforcement, shooters will turn their attention to them and away from victims. These tactics have proven reasonably successful, although the emergence of highly motivated terrorists, whose weapons go way beyond guns, has necessitated continual evolvement of active-shooter response tactics.Although not universal, recent guidelines include:Assess the situation and report immediately.Move the public away from the danger zone if possible.Take cover from gunfire but not cover from view (concealment).Adjust response based on the situation—await heavily armed forces, negotiate, or immediately confront perpetrators.In addition, many law enforcement agencies are adopting MACTAC training—multi-assault counter-terrorism action capabilities. The concept behind MACTAC is that every officer from every agency in a given region is trained in the same way regarding response to an attack.In an interview after the Las Vegas incident, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo emphasized the cooperation and joint training of all Las Vegas first responders, including the fire department. While he didn’t directly reference MACTAC, the fact is that law enforcement in Las Vegas began training together around MACTAC protocols in 2009.“OK,” you say, “that is active-shooter response for law enforcement, but what about me?” While only the GET OUT and maybe the HIDE OUT responses were applicable in the Las Vegas incident, overall guidelines for citizen active-shooter response remain fairly constant, as follows:GET OUT—evacuate immediately, moving away from gunfire.HIDE OUT—if you can’t evacuate, take immediate cover, hopefully in a locked room. In addition, barricade the door if possible.TAKE OUT—attack the shooter (with anything you have) if you have no other choice.Obviously, no one ever wants to be caught in an active-shooter situation. Fortunately, the odds are against it. But understanding active-shooter response tactics and methods, both for law enforcement and individuals, will go a long way to keep you safer, just in case.The Complete Guide to Ensuring Staff Compliance with Your Company Security PolicyBy Garett SeivoldAll workplace security behaviors have either a positive or negative outcome. Positive security behaviors help safeguard assets; negative behaviors put them at risk.Loss prevention policies are the starting point for encouraging positive security behavior. And security practices—such as monitoring, training, and enforcement—drives employees’ capacity and motivation to adhere to a given company security policy and support a retailer’s asset protection effort. In short, at the source of asset protection are a retail organization’s LP policies and practices.How Can You Get Workers to Follow Your Company Security Policy?Clarity helps. A company security policy should plainly define acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Doing so helps to improve compliance and removes ethical dilemmas that lead to worker stress and negative behavior.Compliance with security and LP policies also requires that they fit work practices and requirements. For example, research has shown that violations of company cyber-security policies often occur when security policies, such as restricting access to computers, conflict with workers’ perceived need for access. This type of conflict can often lead to problems, such as personnel circumventing security controls by propping open doors that require special key access.When workers don’t “own” a security protocol, they often circumvent it. Company security policy guidelines and procedures are often judged by employees with respect to:Their relevance (are they necessary?);Their effectiveness (do they actually improve security?); andTheir user-friendliness (are they understandable and not overly cumbersome to implement?).When any company security policy requires extra effort, employees weigh the extra effort—consciously or subconsciously—against benefits for them, in the context of their production tasks.LP executives may identify ways to encourage policy compliance by conducting organization-wide auditing on questions such as:Is training on LP policies adequate?Do security and asset protection policies and procedures make sense to line workers?How can employee commitment to a company security policy be enhanced?One key tool in this endeavor is an employee survey that specifically solicits employees’ opinions and attitudes regarding security policies, including how compatible they are—or aren’t—with their job duties and production tasks. By looking at security compliance through the eyes of employees, LP executives can start to manage compliance, something that is not possible if they simply write security rules and tell employees, “Follow this.”Overall, according to a national security survey by Security Director’s Report and LP Magazine, 40 percent of organizations have surveyed or interviewed employees in the last twelve months to learn their perceptions of security policies, such as how policies may support or conflict with their work practices. It is most common among publicly traded firms, especially business and professional services companies. It is slightly less common among retail organizations at 29 percent.In addition to providing LP executives with key data, surveying employees about a company security policy may, by itself, improve compliance with them. Psychology studies show that when people have a chance to express contradictory views, it helps to bring attitudes in line with their beliefs. So, for example, an employee survey on office supply policies not only helps a security team to understand the attitude of workers toward this issue, but also might help remove inconsistencies and steer the corporate culture in the right direction. In short, merely asking a question such as, “Are you aware of the company’s policy on the removal of office supplies for personal use?” helps workers adhere to it.Asset protection departments must also be careful that routine enforcement of security rules does not create antagonistic views toward security culture. Sometimes employees skirt security procedures—not because of deliberate indifference or antagonism toward security, but because of some external or temporary pressure.In this case, a harsh rebuke of an employee may result, unnecessarily, in creating a bad attitude toward security. Instead, security leaders should sensitize their staff to the consequences of the mistakes they make with respect to violating security policies, according to Michel Kabay, PhD, of Norwich University. Rude treatment of employees for a violation of security procedure can cause employees to be less likely to comply with security policy in the future—and will certainly result in employees being less likely to encourage others to comply, says Kabay.Equifax Security Breach Affected 143 Million. Why?By Timothy CrosbyWhen reading the statements coming from Equifax, there seems to be a lot of information in what they fail to say. It is clear the organization simply does not understand certain cyber-security basics. It is also evident that leadership has not fostered, nor do they appear to currently be fostering, a corporate culture of cyber security. The recent breach poses a huge threat to consumers, corporations, and retailers alike, especially with the holiday season approaching; the personal data of the 143 million Americans could be used to access profiles that shoppers have created on retail sites. Action must be taken now.FACT: Every patch management system fails from time to time. This can occur when systems are not added or are incorrectly removed from the patch management inventory or when connectivity was lost partway through the patching process.Blaming any one person, function, or process shows a fundamental lack of understanding about cyber security. When it comes to patch management, there needs to be a positive and negative validation process in the form of emails and logs reviewed by someone not responsible for applying patches.Once it is determined that the patches have been applied, a validation of the effectiveness of the patches needs to occur. Independent security scans need to be performed at the end of the patch cycle to verify the effectiveness. The security scan will answer some of the following questions:Did the patches actually get applied?Did the patches undo a previous workaround or code fix?Did all systems get patched?Are there any new critical or high-risk vulnerabilities that need to be addressed?It is typical for patches to overwrite workarounds or “hot fixes,” making systems susceptible to older vulnerabilities. It is also common for a system to be missing from the inventory. The assessment needs to include network ranges, not just the host IP address listed in the patch management inventory.Lastly, the assessment will catch the human-introduced issues, such as keeping the default credentials “admin” on an external facing or production web application, as demonstrated by the Equifax site in Argentina.Finally, a properly configured scan engine or security assessment tool (updated daily) will catch and alert the team of new critical or high-risk vulnerabilities discovered since the start of the patch management cycle. The “bad guys” will be scanning for all systems vulnerable to any newly discovered attack vector.The shorter your patch management cycle is, the smaller your vulnerability window. If it is longer than thirty days or based on a software development lifecycle (SDL) that can take months or a year for a production patch to be approved, you might want to reconsider. It is better to break an application occasionally rather than compromise security. Pick a press release: “Equifax Application Unavailable for Two Hours” due to an applied patch or “Equifax Security Breach Affects 143 Million.”The leadership at Equifax did not foster a corporate culture of cyber security. Everyone should be accountable for their actions. If someone failed to apply a patch, they should be held accountable, as should those responsible for checking the work, those running post-patch security scans, and those responsible for the patch management policies and procedures.If the corporate culture is based on a shared responsibility for success and failure, then cyber-security programs will be effective. Conversely, if the corporate culture looks for scapegoats for failures and leadership feels they are above or exempt from the data security best practices, then there are gaping holes in network security.There was probably a failure in risk assessment, change management, or business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) programs, but a poor patch management cycle, coupled with a corporate culture of blame shifting, was likely the most direct path to one of the worst published cyber-security breaches in history.By Jacque Brittain, LPC, and Kelsey SeidlerBrittain is editorial director, digital, and Seidler is managing editor, digital. The two manage the magazine’s digital channels that includes multiple daily e-newsletters featuring original content and breaking news as well as vibrant social media conversations. Brittain can be reached at JacB@LPportal.com and Seidler at KelseyS@LPportal.com. 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Twitter to launch 8 new pilot series supported by branded in-stream video sponsorships

first_img HomeDigital MarketingTwitter to launch 8 new pilot series supported by branded in-stream video sponsorships Related postsThe California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019Lytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Twitter is going all in on video at NewFronts this year, announcing more than 30 video content deals with a number of media organizations, including NBCUniversal, Ellen Digital Studios, ESPN, Viacom, MLB, and multiple gaming companies.The social media platform is also developing eight new pilot series via Niche, Twitter’s creator network, and pairing them with brands that will run in-stream video sponsorships during the shows.“These comprehensive video content offerings will consist of scripted original series that are innovative, high quality, and brand-safe,” says Twitter.The eight pilots are listed as follows:Born and Bred with Josh PeckWolf It Down with Tyler FlorenceVoodoo Dating with Matt CutshallCity Tours with Sara HopkinsBar Stars with Aaron ChewningPaint Away with Miel BredouwStyle Series with Brittany SkySWIFF with Wes “Wuz Good” ArmstrongIn addition to the new content opportunities being offered up, Twitter is also launching Live Brand Studios — a service designed to help brands make the most of their live video content.“Twitter’s full-service team will work with brands to determine the best content to showcase, develop a media plan that targets the right audience, provide dedicated technical support, tools to share show clips, real-time analytics, and more,” says Twitter in the announcement covering its NewFronts event. No details were given around how Twitter plans to work with brands, or the costs involved.The Walt Disney Company also released a statement prior to Twitter’s NewFronts presentation, confirming its deal with the social platform to produce live content and advertising opportunities around Disney’s ESPN programming.“Participants from across the company will have the opportunity to create experiences unique to Twitter that will extend their brands in meaningful ways,” says Justin Connolly, an executive VP for Disney and ESPN Media Networks, “This includes compelling live content across our entire portfolio that can reach and appeal to all types of audiences at scale on their platform.”According to Disney, the two companies will announce live shows currently in development during NewFronts.Twitter says video views on the platform have nearly doubled during the past year. Last week, the company reported more than half of its Q1 2018 ad revenue came from video, and that video ads were its fastest growing ad format during the quarter.The post Twitter to launch 8 new pilot series supported by branded in-stream video sponsorships appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Twitter to launch 8 new pilot series supported by branded in-stream video sponsorships Posted on 1st May 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Twitter to launch 8 new pilot series supported by branded in-stream video sponsorshipsYou are here:last_img read more

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Arkansas Tax Rate for Food and Food Ingredients Decreased

first_imgThe Arkansas sales tax rate for food and food ingredients has decreased from 1.5% to 0.125% effective January 1, 2019. The notice can be viewed on the Department’s website at https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/excise-tax/sales-and-use-tax/recent-changes-in-state-taxes/.Recent Changes in State Taxes, Arkansas Department of Finance Administration, January 2019Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img

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Intel Setup and Configuration Service (SCS) – Deployment and Capacity Model White Paper

first_imgThis SCS deployment and capacity planning white paper presents architectural and infrastructure guidance for deploying Intel setup and configuration service in various enterprise scenarios. The guidance is based on SCS 3.x extensive scalability testing done in Intel Enterprise Integration Lab. You can download white paper and capacity model calculator from below links: SCS 3 deployment white paper: SCS 3 capacity model calculator: I am currently working on SCS 5 white paper. Any additional inputs will be comprehened in scs5 white paper. Appreciate all the inputs and comments that will help me in refining the content to make it more relevant for end user community. thxAnjaneya “Reddy” Chagamlast_img

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Grey steps up for GlobalPort sans Romeo

first_img“Terrence is not with us so we really needed to go hard,” Grey admitted in Fiilipino as his playing time increased under returning head coach Pido Jarencio and formed a decent supporting role with lead guard Stanley Pringle.Grey, however, wasn’t satisfied with his performance especially with the Batang Pier dropping a 115-104 decision to NLEX in their Christmas Day clash at Philippine Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“For me, I’m not happy with the way I played,” the 25-year-old swingman said on Monday.But he’s not letting the defeat rain on GlobalPort’s parade as he maintains a positive view moving forward. Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:08PBA Season 43 Preview: Globalport Batang Pier01:28Panelo on Albayalde stepping down: He has had enough01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES “This is just our first game so I hope we bounce back. Coach Pido is giving us a chance to make up for the mistakes we did, so what happened to us is just a learning process. We have to move on,” he said.Grey added he feels comfortable with Jarencio’s free-flowing system which he thinks highlights the team’s strengths.“We’re more fast-paced now, so I think it’s an advantage for me. Maybe, coach also liked my game and that’s the reason why he’s letting me play along with my fellow young players,” he said.The former College of St. Benilde star knows that after this solid showing, more will be expected of him and it starts against Barangay Ginebra on January 7.“We need to focus on our next game, which is against Ginebra. So we’ll do our jobs, try our best every game to help the team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Alyssa Valdez to focus on playing for Creamline in 2018 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Jonathan Grey was given an opportunity and he made the most out of it.Without Terrence Romeo, the sophomore guard made filled in and unleashed 13 points with two assists to boot 25 minutes for GlobalPort.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Timberwolves beat Lakers for first Christmas win

first_imgLATEST STORIES 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities The Timberwolves led by 10 with 7:42 left in the second quarter, but the Lakers closed the half on a 22-13 run. Kuzma hit a 3 with 1:07 left to give Los Angeles its first lead before Butler hit a spinning layup to put Minnesota in front 53-52 at the break.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Towns had 18 points in the second half. … F Nemanja Bjelica had one point and two rebounds in six minutes after missing 15 games with a sprained left foot.Lakers: Los Angeles missed out on a chance to break a tie with the New York Knicks for most wins on Christmas Day, dropping to 22-22. The Lakers played on Christmas Day for the 19th consecutive season.ADVERTISEMENT Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues MOST READ NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Westbrook scores 31, OKC keeps rolling with win over Rockets Kyle Kuzma scored 31 points for the Lakers, who have lost three in a row and six of seven. Jordan Clarkson had 17 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and Julius Randle had 16 points and seven rebounds.Minnesota pulled away when Towns and Crawford combined to score 12 straight points after Randle put Los Angeles up 84-83 with 11:14 to play. The Lakers cut the deficit to 105-99 with 4:30 remaining, but Gibson knocked down consecutive baskets to restore a double-digit lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderKuzma scored 10 of the Lakers’ first 14 points.Los Angeles was without Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball. Ball sprained his left shoulder against Portland on Saturday, and Ingram missed his second straight game with quad injuries. Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) shoots around Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game. APLOS ANGELES — Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 21 points and 10 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Lakers 121-104 on Monday (Tuesday Manila time) for their first-ever Christmas Day victory.Former Southern California standout Taj Gibson had 23 points and nine rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have won four straight. Jamal Crawford added 19 points off the bench.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Chandler’s dunk, Booker’s 32 send Suns past Grizzlies

first_imgCayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Murray scores 22 as Nuggets beat Jazz T.J. Warren scored 17 points for the Suns.Evans had 25 points for the Grizzlies, who got 18 from Marc Gasol.Booker hit his first shot of the game, a 16-foot jumper 13 seconds after tipoff. He made 9 of 21 shots and 11 of 12 of free throws.The Suns used a 12-0 run to take a 21-10 lead in the first quarter, and led by 10 at the end of the quarter after handing out 11 assists. Alex Len’s putback dunk of a missed shot with 2.6 seconds to play made it 29-19.The Grizzlies trimmed the deficit to 57-53, at halftime. Booker scored 20 points in the first half.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:29Police 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 Games01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Read Next Back from injury, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) dribbles past Memphis Grizzlies guard Andrew Harrison, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game. APPHOENIX — Tyson Chandler dunked Dragan Bender’s inbounds pass from the opposite sideline with 0.4 seconds remaining to give the Phoenix Suns a 99-97 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time).Bender threw a perfect pass and Chandler jumped over a defender to slam it down, though the play was reviewed by officials to see if there was offensive basket interference. After replay review, the basket counted, and Kobi Simmons missed the Grizzlies’ last attempt to tie at the buzzer.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Devin Booker scored 32 points in his return from a three-week injury absence before fouling out in the final minute, but the Suns needed one final play after Jarell Martin slammed in a rebound with 0.6 seconds remaining to tie it at 97.The Suns beat the Grizzlies in a tight game at home for the second time in six days after handing them a 97-95 defeat on Dec. 21. Phoenix has won four of its last six games while Memphis has lost nine of 11.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderThe Suns used a 13-0 run to turn a four-point deficit into a 91-82 lead midway through the fourth quarter. The Grizzlies went nearly six minutes without a point.But Booker fouled out with 41 seconds to go and Memphis cut it to 96-95 when Tyreke Evans made a layup with 6.2 seconds left. View commentslast_img read more

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Bulls rally in victory over Knicks

first_imgRondo’s record 25 assists power Pelicans past Nets Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Porzingis, guarded mostly by Markkanen, was shut out after he made a jumper with 6:58 left.“We got content to walking it up the court,” New York coach Jeff Hornacek said. “We weren’t able to get into easy early stuff. Instead we were setting up, they were switching and we were spending too much time looking for KP and then the shot clock would start going down.”The Knicks led for most of the night before Holiday hit a corner 3-pointer that tied it at 86 with 3:01 left.Neither team scored for the next two-plus minutes before Dunn found Markkanen ahead of the field for a dunk.New York’s Jarrett Jack was fouled with 8.5 seconds left and had a chance to tie it, but converted just 1 of 2 free throws. Dunn was fouled with 7.8 seconds to go and made both for a 90-87 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks moves against Nikola Mirotic #44 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on December 27, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFPCHICAGO, Illinois—The Chicago Bulls struggled for long stretches. They looked fatigued at times on the second night of back-to-back games. And they found a way to win anyway.Kris Dunn scored 17 points, including two clutch free throws in the final seconds, and the surging Bulls rallied to beat the New York Knicks 92-87 on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Famous Spanish bull run kicks off PLAY LIST 01:53Famous Spanish bull run kicks off02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed LATEST STORIES BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Chicago trailed by as many as 15 in the first half, but shut down New York down the stretch of its ninth win in 11 games. The Knicks managed just three points in the final 5 1/2 minutes.Lauri Markkanen scored 12 points for the Bulls (12-22), who were coming off a 115-106 win at Milwaukee. Justin Holiday and Robin Lopez had 11 points apiece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“I did think we hung in there,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. “We spent a lot of energy (Tuesday) night. I don’t think we came out with great energy, our focus wasn’t great, we were turning the ball over. We did things we had not been doing.”Kristaps Porzingis led the Knicks with 23 points, and Courtney Lee had 17. New York (17-17) has dropped three straight. Read Next View comments Following a timeout, Enes Kanter’s 3-point attempt missed badly and bounced out of bounds. Holiday then iced the game with a pair of free throws.The Bulls posted a 104-102 victory in the first meeting between the teams on Dec. 9 at the United Center, with Dunn hitting a pair of free throws with 2.9 seconds left.“There are gonna be games that are ugly, but it all comes down to stops,” Dunn said. “We take pride in our defensive stops. I think we’re very resilient.”Chicago forward Nikola Mirotic was held to just four points. He averaged 18.5 points in the previous 10 games.New York rookie Frank Ntilikina has had Thursday night’s game at San Antonio circled since the schedule came out. It will be his first opportunity to meet countryman Tony Parker.“He’s the best French player in history, so it’s going to be challenging to play against him,” Ntilikina said. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

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