18 Jan

Warriors overcome Timberwolves to regain no. 1 spot in West

first_imgThe beauty of the Warriors — or irritation, depending on the rooting interest — is how quickly they can recover. They used a 21-3 run over the next 5:51 to take control, with their long-range shooting simply too much for this undermanned Wolves team that, even at full strength, is vulnerable defensively.Jerebko, whose playing time has dwindled since DeMarcus Cousins returned, had 14 points in the second quarter alone, including a couple of deep 3-pointers from the wing to help the Warriors cruise into halftime with a 59-47 lead.The Wolves managed to work their way back to tie the game at 61 on Okogie’s 3-pointer, but the Warriors needed only 3:18 for a 14-1 spurt that put them right back in charge. Curry had eight of those points.“We were scoring two. They were scoring threes,” Towns said. “That put them up a little bit. We had some breakdowns, but we played hard.”THE FINISHThe Timberwolves haven’t been above the .500 mark since they were 13-12, entering a four-game trip on Dec. 8 and dropped all four of those. Of their final 15 games in this tumultuous season, 12 of those opponents currently above the cut for the playoffs. The Warriors? They’ll only face a top-eight team in either conference four more times, with 12 games to go.SPLISH SPLASHCurry went 8 for 14 from 3-point range, pushing him past the 300 mark for the third time in four seasons. Joining Houston’s James Harden, Curry gave the NBA two players with 300-plus 3-pointers made for the first time in the same season. Curry, who set the record of 402 three years ago, has five of the top seven single-season totals in league history.“He loves to put on a show, both with his skill and with his personality,” coach Steve Kerr said. “It’s a pleasure to watch that.”TIP-INS Warriors: Andrew Bogut started for DeMarcus Cousins (sore right ankle) for the second straight game and had two points and six rebounds in 13 minutes. Cousins is expected to play in the next game, Kerr said. … With Curry, Bogut, Green and Thompson in the starting lineup at the same time, the Warriors have won 108 of 133 games. … Jerebko reached double-digit points for the first time in 29 games, since Dec. 22 against Dallas (23 points).Timberwolves: Towns posted his fourth 20-20 game this season. … Rookie Cameron Reynolds was signed for the rest of the season after his second 10-day contract expired. … Taj Gibson hurt his left calf in the second quarter and didn’t return. … The Wolves have lost the season series to the Warriors for 10 straight years.UP NEXTWarriors: Host Indiana on Thursday night.Timberwolves: Play at Charlotte on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Falling at home to Phoenix clearly captured their attention.“I think that loss is probably the biggest lesson for us throughout the season,” Durant said.Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 21 rebounds, Andrew Wiggins totaled 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Josh Okogie had 19 points for the Timberwolves, who played again without the injured Jeff Teague, Derrick Rose, Robert Covington and Luol Deng, and lost their fourth straight game.“When you’re going against the world champions, you have to really be on your game offensively and defensively,” Wolves coach Ryan Saunders said, “then just your collective resolve as a group to withstand those runs.”The Warriors, finishing their ninth set of games on consecutive nights out of 12 back-to-backs on their schedule this season, started rather sleepily and watched the Wolves build a 22-9 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns, left, fends off Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green in the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Minneapolis. The Warriors won 117-107. Towns led the Timberwolves with 26 points and 21 rebounds. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS — Golden State’s most recent homestand included a 33-point loss to Boston and a startling defeat to last-place Phoenix, reminding the Warriors of the work that’s ahead of them to win a fourth NBA championship in five years.The Warriors passed their first challenge with a 3-1 record on this tough road trip, finishing in Minnesota with a clinic in half-court passing and shooting.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history With stars Antetokounmpo, James out, Bucks subdue Lakers’ fightback Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

12 Jan

Greenidge to head Guyanese delegation to India

first_imgA Guyanese ministerial delegation will be visiting India next week to attend several high-level meetings.The delegation will be led by Vice President and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, and includes Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman. During the State visit, which is scheduled for January 29 to February 3, they will be attending the Guyana-India Joint Commission and the Inter-Ministerial Consultations.The visit will provide an opportunity for the two States to further enhance relations through an exchange of political dialogue as well as for the fostering of economicVice President and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidgeand cultural cooperation.The Joint Commission facilitates talks between the two countries on all aspects of bilateral relations while the Inter-Ministerial Consultations allow for dialogue in areas of common interest at both the regional and global levels.“Since the independence of Guyana in 1966 and the immediate establishment of political and diplomatic relations with India, our mutual relationship has been strong. Our ongoing social and cultural cooperation is a reflection of this close link,” stated Minister Greenidge.“The visit is intended to set a policy framework for medium to long term cooperation,” he added.While in India, the Foreign Minister is also expected to sign and ratify the Framework Agreement on the establishment of the International Solar Alliance, a platform through which sun-rich countries collectively address common challenges related to the use of solar energy.This will serve to advance Guyana’s efforts to establish a “Green Economy”, including through its renewable energy sector, as well as further solidify the bond between the two countries. Also slated for signature is a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the cultural exchange programme between the two Governments.Guyana and India have already collaborated on several development projects in areas such as infrastructure, energy, information and communications technology (ICT) and agriculture. Additionally, in 2016, the two States signed an MoU, which allowed for the creation of a Centre of Excellence in Information Technology.Formal diplomatic relations between Guyana and India were established on May 26, 1966.This visit of the ministerial delegation to the Asian powerhouse comes on the heels of a public exchange between Head of the local Department of Public Information (DPI), Imran Khan, and Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, Venkatachalam Mahalingham.Khan had accused the Indian mission of interfering in the country’s internal affairs and attempting to engage in destabilisation of the coalition Government. His statement was in light of the recently-concluded Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentary Conference held in New Delhi earlier this month, where a 23-member Guyanese delegation attended upon invitation of the Indian Government.The delegation, which was the largest at the conference, comprised 17 Opposition and three Government parliamentarians as well as three Mayors – all of Indian heritage.The DPI Director, in a Facebook post, asked whether the Indian High Commission deliberately invited only three Government backbenchers and specifically ignored Government Ministers of Indian heritage.In response, however, the resident Indian diplomat, who was tagged by Khan on the post, explained that the top hierarchy of both the Indian and Guyana Governments were aware that the invitations were for 23 Members of Parliament and three Mayors of Indian Origin who were not Ministers.“Hence reckless comments on such a serious issue on social media with the clear intention to mislead the general public by none other than Director of Public Information is unfortunate, irresponsible, unprofessional and to say the least, mischievous given the excellent bilateral relations being enjoyed by both India and Guyana and the ongoing friendly cooperation in various multilateral fora,” Mahalingham said in a comment on the post by the Government’s information chief.While there were several arguments pertaining to whether Khan should be asking these questions, or whether it was a direct attack on the Indian High Commissioner, several persons found it strange that Khan, a public office bearer, would raise these concerns with a foreign mission in such a forum.Meanwhile, Government had subsequently distanced itself from Khan’s comments, with Minister of State, Joseph Harmon saying that the personal view expressed by the State official did not reflect that of the coalition Government.“It does not represent the position of the Government. We have excellent relations with India and we continue to work on those relations. It’s a mutually beneficial arrangement that we have with that country and we would like to work towards ensuring that it gets better,” he had said.last_img read more

12 Jan

Nabbed fugitive slapped with narcotics possession charge

first_imgThe man who was on Thursday morning apprehended by Police in an abandoned house at Yakusari, Black Bush Polder was on Monday slapped with a narcotics possession charge when he appeared at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court.The wanted fugitive, Vinod Gopaul pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him. He was remanded to prison and would make his next court appearance at the Mibicuri Court on August 21.Nabbed fugitive Vinod GopaulGopaul was wanted by the Police following the fatal shooting of three bandits on May 19, 2019, at Black Bush Polder.He was charged for several counts of armed robbery. Most of the robberies were allegedly committed in the Black Bush Polder area and on the Corentyne Coast.In June 2011, Gopaul had escaped from custody. At the time, he was serving a sentence for the 2004 murder of his father whom he shot and killed.He was also among 18 prisoners who escaped from the Camp Street Prison in 2007 and was recaptured shortly after and charged while some of the other prisoners were shot dead.Further, he escaped again in June 2011 along with notorious high seas pirate Kevin “Long Hair” Narine, Rickford Le Fleur, and Vijay Seenarine of Skeldon.Following several robberies on the Corentyne, Police ranks raided the backlands of Johanna, Black Bush Polder with the aim of capturing the wanted bandits.last_img read more