NBA roundup: Spurs beat the Heat

first_imgSan Ant. 101, at Miami 94 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Memphis 86 (OT) Allen Iverson hit the tying jumper with 3.2 seconds left in regulation and scored 30 points to lift the 76ers to the overtime victory. Chris Webber opened overtime with a three-point play and Kyle Korver sank a 3-pointer as the Sixers took a four-point lead. at Washington 110, Charlotte 99 Tony Parker scored a career-high 38 points, including a game-clinching jumper with 38 seconds left, as San Antonio rallied to beat Miami. The Spurs blew a 15-point third-quarter lead and had to escape a four-point deficit midway through the fourth, but won to match their best 40-game start (31-9) in franchise history. at Phila. 89, center_img Gilbert Arenas (Grant High of Van Nuys), Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler each topped 20 points, and Washington pulled away from New Orleans early in the fourth quarter. Arenas finished with 33 points, giving him at least 30 in exactly half of Washington’s 38 games. Milwaukee 118, at Atlanta 102 Michael Redd scored 28 points and Bobby Simmons chipped in with 25, helping Milwaukee beat Atlanta to snap a three-game losing streak. Salim Stoudemire led the Hawks with 23 points. Orlando 104, at Charlotte 93 Dwight Howard had 19 points and a career-high 21 rebounds and Hedo Turkoglu scored 24 points in the Magic’s win. Already without Emeka Okafor (ankle), Kareem Rush (finger), Melvin Ely (ankle) and Sean May (knee surgery), the Bobcats lost leading scorer Gerald Wallace to a knee injury in the third quarter. at Boston 99, New Jersey 96 Ricky Davis scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as Boston held on to beat New Jersey. Paul Pierce had 25 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for Boston. Jason Kidd had 24 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Nets. Houston 109, at Chicago 108 (2 OT) Tracy McGrady scored 35 points, including the tying shot at the end of regulation and the go-ahead 3-pointer in the second overtime, to lead Houston over Chicago. Luol Deng led the Bulls with 19 points. at Minnesota 90, Indiana 85 Wally Szczerbiak scored 20 points and Eddie Griffin had 17 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks to lead Minnesota over Indiana. Minnesota shot 75 percent in the first period of its fourth victory in five games and had all five starters finish in double figures. at Denver 113, Utah 83 Carmelo Anthony continued his surge with 31 points and Denver beat Utah for its fourth straight win. Anthony made 11 of 22 shots from the field and nine of 10 free throws. He is averaging 31.3 points in his last four games. Devin Brown had 23 points for Utah. at Golden St. 99, Cleveland 79 Jason Richardson scored 22 points on his 25th birthday and the Warriors thrived without suspended guard Baron Davis, beating the lifeless Cavaliers. Mike Dunleavy also scored 22 points for the Warriors, who held LeBron James to 14 points, matching his lowest total of the season. Toronto 121, at Seattle 113 Chris Bosh made a team-record 17 free throws without a miss and finished with 29 points to help the Raptors beat the SuperSonics. Bosh added 13 rebounds for his 19th double-double of the season. Toronto made 36 of 39 free throws (92.3 percent). 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

US PHILANTHROPIST RECEIVES ANNUAL TIP O’NEILL AWARD IN INISHOWEN

first_imgUS philanthropist Loretta Brennan Glucksman has been named the recipient of the annual Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award for 2015.Loretta Brennan -GlucksmanThe announcement was made at a special reception which was held in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana today.The actual presentation of this year’s award will take place at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana on Friday, September 25. It will be the centre piece in a weekend of events marking the life and times of the late Tip O’Neill, an illustrious grandson of a Donegal emigrant, and an eminent member of the Irish Diaspora This year’s award winner, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, has been involved in philanthropic endeavours for more than two decades, focusing on education, the arts, healthcare and peace initiatives in both the United States and Ireland, a passion she shared with her late husband Lew Glucksman.Her grandfather, David Brennan, hailed from Inishowen fishing port, Greencastle and her grandmother was Alice Moore from Co Leitrim.Ms Glucksman is the Chairman Emeritus of The American Ireland Fund (AIF), where she served as its Chairman for 18 years before stepping down in December 2013. During that time, the AIF exceeded its goal of raising $100 million under the Promising Ireland Campaign and reset the target to $200 million.She is Co-Chair of Glucksman Ireland House founded in 1993, the centre for Irish Studies at New York University (NYU), and she serves on the Board of Arts and Sciences at NYU. She also is Chairman of the University of Limerick Foundation. Loretta is also a long-time staunch supporter of FACES (Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures), which is affiliated with the NYU Langone Medical Center. Mr and Mrs Glucksman established the Glucksman Chair of English and American Letters at NYU and the Glucksman Chair of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen. In 2002, University College Cork officially opened the Lewis Glucksman Gallery; in 2001, the couple established the Map Conservation Library at Trinity College, Dublin and in 1998 they helped build the Glucksman Library at University Limerick.In Ireland, Ms Glucksman served on numerous boards including IDA Ireland, The National Gallery of Ireland, The National Library, The National Concert Hall, The Abbey Theatre, Trinity College, University College Cork, The Royal College of Surgeons, Smurfit School of Business at the University of Dublin, and Cork Airport Authority.In 2002, she was conferred an Honorary Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the highest honour for a non-British citizen, for her work toward peace in Northern Ireland. She also received honorary degrees from the Universities of Scranton, Fairfield, Trinity and Cork and she is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Irish Academy, The Royal Dublin Society and the Royal Irish Academy of Music.Ms Glucksman has hosted radio programs in New York City and delivered speeches to groups in the U.S. and abroad. Earlier in her career, she was a television producer and on-air host for news and public affairs with PBS. She was also a lecturer in English literature at several universities.Chair of the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Committee, Cllr. Nicholas Crossan is delighted that Ms. Loretta Brennan Glucksman has been named at this years recipient of the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award stating “Ms. Loretta Brennan Glucksman’s resumé speaks for itself and it is a privilege to be in a position to honour her outstanding contributions not only to the United States but also to Ireland.” Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Ciaran Brogan said Donegal County Council has been to the fore in reaching out to our global community and the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award highlights the important contribution that the Irish Diaspora has made across the world.“The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora award is a prestigious award that recognises achievements of members of the Irish Diaspora and the global impact of Irish people everywhere and it is fitting that Ms. Loretta Brennan Glucksman is to be this years recipient of the award,” he said.Speaking about this years recipient Cllr. Brogan said: “Loretta Brennan Glucksman is a person with a very large heart who has remained true to the traditional Irish values that were instilled in her from both her parents. Her grandparents were both Irish and her grandfather was David Brennan who hailed from Greencastle.”Donegal County Council Chief Executive, Seamus Neely said: “This has become on of the most important events in Donegal’s calendar as we honour a member of the broad Diaspora for her work and achievement on behalf of the Irish community in the US and here in Ireland”. He added: “The Donegal Diaspora Project is an important project for Donegal County Council and our partner organisations. Through this project we are reaching out to the broad Donegal community and this includes people with any link to or interest in Donegal no matter where in the world they may be living.”Previous WinnersThe inaugural Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award in 2012 was presented to Niall O’Dowd.  Niall O’Dowd is an Irish, New York based journalist and publisher. The second Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award in 2013 was awarded to the former Governor of Montana, Brian Schweitzer. Senator Therese Murray former President of the Massachusetts Senate received the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora award last year, 2014, from the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins.Other events over the Tip O’Neill Diaspora Awards weekend will include the Tip O’Neill Diaspora Lecture by Prof Rónan Fanning on Saturday, September 26 in the Sliabh Sneacht Centre, Drumfries and the Inishowen Schools Diaspora competition.US PHILANTHROPIST RECEIVES ANNUAL TIP O’NEILL AWARD IN INISHOWEN was last modified: July 1st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalTip O’Neill Awardlast_img read more

Half-time: Everton 0 Tottenham 2 – Spurs in control at Goodison

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen gave Tottenham the lead in a bullish first-half display at Goodison Park.Kane struck with his first goal of the season and 100th in a Spurs shirt, from some 35 yards out, finding the far corner with an inadvertent cross-shot that looped over keeper Jordan Pickford and into the far corner on 28 minutes.Eriksen doubled the advantage three minutes before the interval when Pickford parried Ben Davies’ hard shot straight into the path of the Dane from close range, and both Kane and Dele Alli could have made it 3-0 before the Toffees were booed off at the whistle.Moussa Sissoko should have given the visitors an earlier lead with a close-range effort he sent straight at the goalkeeper, after Spurs had carved the Toffees open with four passes from back to front.Sissoko started in central midfield as Mauricio Pochettino switched to a 3-5-2 system that allowed summer signing Davinson Sanchez to make his full debut at centre-back and Alli to join Kane up front.Sandro Ramirez, whom Tottenham were once interested in signing, went close to his first Everton goal when he poked a cross from Cuco Martina wide of the near post early on.Tottenham (3-5-2): Lloris; Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen; Trippier, Dier, Sissoko, Eriksen, Davies; Alli, KaneSubs not used: Vorm, Son, Llorente, Dembele, Aurier, Winks, Walker-Peterslast_img read more

Updated guide for Midwest vegetable growers now available from OSU Extension

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest An updated vegetable production guide for commercial growers in several Midwestern states is now available.The 2016 Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers is available for $10 plus tax and shipping and can be purchased at Ohio State University Extension’s eStore, estore.osu-extension.orgat go.osu.edu/BKYx.  The guide includes management tips from nationally known horticulture experts, including from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.The guide is for commercial growers in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and Missouri and focuses on vegetable varieties, seeding rates, fertilizer rates, weed control, insect control and disease control measures. New this year, the guide also contains information on how to sequence cover crops with vegetable crops, and includes a revised table of post-harvest handling and storage life of fresh vegetables.The publication includes information from Gary Gao, an OSU Extension specialist and associate professor of small fruit crops at Ohio State’s South Centers in Piketon; Brad Bergefurd, an OSU Extension horticulture specialist; Matthew Kleinhenz, a professor in the college’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science; Luis Cañas, an Ohio State entomologist and expert on greenhouse ornamentals; Casey Hoy, head of the Agroecosystems Management Program at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center; Jim Jasinski, an OSU Extension educator and integrated pest management specialist; and David Francis, a researcher at OARDC’s Wooster campus and professor of horticulture and crop science.The guide includes information on:• Soils and fertility.• Transplants.• Irrigation, mulches and frost control.• Pollination.• Pesticide information and safety.• Organic vegetable production.• Weed management.• Disease management.• Slug and snail control.• Crop recommendations.The 212-page book also includes an index table to record pesticide applications and written notification for Environmental Protection Agency worker protection standards. The guide also lists contact information for Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and Missouri pesticide emergency centers and poison control centers and includes some color photos.It may also be ordered through OSU Extension county offices.last_img read more