NBA Playoffs Wizards Zap Pacers Clippers Blast Thunder

The second round of the NBA playoffs opened as the first round did: With the road teams displaying poise and guile in seizing the home-court advantage.The Washington Wizards went into Indianapolis and rocked the Pacers, 102-96, and the Los Angeles Clippers, seemingly coming together after the Donald Sterling racially charged drama, pounded the Thunder in Oklahoma City,“Our goal from the beginning of training camp was just to make the playoffs, but after a while, you kind of build a little confidence and feel like you belong,” Washington point guard John Wall said after registering 13 points and nine assists for the Wizards, who have won nine of their last 10 games.They played like they belong against Indy. Washington won a second-round playoff game for the first time since 1982 — before all but three members of the team were born — and snapped a 12-game losing streak in Indiana, dating from April 11, 2007.“We know this is a tough building to play in. We haven’t won here in a while. Why wouldn’t this be the best time to come in here and get a win in the playoffs?” forward Trevor Ariza said after going 6 for 6 from the three-point range, matching his club record.Meanwhile, second-year guard Bradley Beal became the first player in NBA history to have three playoff games with at least 25 points before his 21st birthday. He had 25 Monday night.“The way I think about it, I’m 20 years old, playing in the playoffs, something I always dreamed about, so why not embrace it? Why not accept that challenge?” Beal said after also contributing seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals. “I’m just having fun on a great team. Whenever we play together and play the right way, it motivates me to be the best player I can be.”Meanwhile, in a matchup of two of the best point guards in the NBA, Chris Paul bested OKC’s Russell Westbrook in a big way. Paul led the Clippers with 32 points, making eight three-point shots, as they destroyed the Thunder from start to finish. Paul made all six threes to open the game.“When somebody’s got it going like that,” LA’s Blake Griffin said of Paul, “you just try to stay out of the way as much as possible, but also help keep that fire going.”The Clippers’ collective fire burned all night. They never let OKC back in contention. Westbrook had 29 points, but also six turnovers. Kevin Durant added 25. But the Thunder’s problem was more on the defensive end.“We have to get more physical,” Durant said. “I’m not talking about hard fouls, I’m talking about jamming the lane, fighting through screens and not letting guys run free. We just have to be more physical.” read more

Government criticized after Irma challenged to do more to protect health and

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 21, 2017 – Providenciales – Not everyone agrees that the Turks and Caicos Islands Government is doing the best job in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.   Criticisms had emerged from the first week since the passage of the historic storm which lashed these islands with 180mph winds.The former premier Michael Misick, leader of the Opposition Washington Missick and a 2016 General Election candidate are some who have gone public with their sentiments about the work to get the country rebuilt.    A common tone is that the Government is not exposing the gravity of the dilemma after the country’s encounter with super typhoon Irma and that the provisions are not reaching enough people quickly enough.Obrien Forbes shared with #MagneticMedia that last night, in a WhatsApp group, he pointed out to the Premier a list of concerns about Five Cays.  Forbes said the State of Emergency should be country wide, not limited to Grand Turk, Salt Cay and South Caicos.    Forbes called the living in western Providenciales, ‘squalid’… that areas of Five Cays like Bassie Yard is ‘festooned with derelict homes that were ravaged by Hurricane Irma and marinating, he said, in stagnant water which is fodder for the proliferation of infectious diseases that will make their way eastward when those residents intermingle.”He slammed the country’s leader for not calling an evacuation of this and other high risk areas.    Forbes who said a serious clean up needs to happen where people who can help, are assigned to do so and he believes there should be housing provided – he suggested a number of ways.Obrien Forbes believes there is an opportunity here for the TCI to put an end to the shanty constructions plaguing communities like Five Cays.    Condemn the damaged homes, partner with corporate and civic TCI on temporary housing, remove the stagnant water, set up clinics, organize an ice depot powered by generator and get heavy equipment operators galvanized to clear up with Irma brought down. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Two young men shot near memorial for teenager fatally shot in Linda

first_img June 14, 2019 Two young men shot near memorial for teenager fatally shot in Linda Vista area Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: June 14, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, AN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two young men were shot Friday morning outside a memorial for a teenager who was fatally shot in May in the Linda Vista area, police said.Dispatchers received a call shortly before 12:30 a.m. from a person who reported hearing the sound of gunfire in the 6500 block of Kelly Street, San Diego police Officer Tony Martinez said.Officers responded to the area and witnesses told them at least one victim was placed in a vehicle that fled the scene, Martinez said.Two shooting victims, a 20-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy, arrived at Sharp Memorial Hospital a short time later, the officer said.The older victim had a gunshot wound to his leg and the younger victim had two gunshot wounds to his buttocks and one to his leg, Martinez said, adding that the injuries to both victims were not believed to be life- threatening.At the scene, police found bullet casings near a memorial for 16-year- old Carlos Valdovinos, who was fatally shot near the intersection of Kelly and Tait streets on May 23rd.The circumstances leading up to the shooting were under investigation and no suspect descriptions were immediately available.Gang detectives were investigating the shooting. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Masuri trader murder case Fourth member of gang held

first_imgPolice arrested one more person wanted in connection with the Masuri trader murder in the district and recovered a country-made pistol from his possession, a senior police official said on Sunday.Acting on a tip off, Masuri police on Saturday arrested one Durvasa, a resident of Bairangpur, from Bhood Garhi nullah (culvert) yesterday, Superintendent of police, Rakesh Pandey said. Police raided the spot and seized a .315 bore country-made pistol, two cartridges, opium and a stolen motorcycle from his possession. Durvasa was absconding following Krishan Kumar Goyal was murdered on October 3, while he was sitting at his grocery shop in ‘Peepal Dudhiya’ muhalla of Dasna town. Goyal was shot dead allegedly for not paying extortion amount to the gang.Earlier, three gang members Sonu, Mohit and Rakesh were arrested by police.last_img read more

How This Light Bulb Makes It Easier for You to Stream Music

first_img 4 min read Enroll Now for Free Astro is putting a fresh, new twist on the “smart” light bulb — the ability to stream music directly through a connected light via Apple AirPlay. No extra hardware, “smart” home hub or Bluetooth connection required. All you need is a Twist, the New York City-based startup’s innovative LED light-bulb-and-speaker hybrid launching today.    To play tunes through the small, white flat-top bulb from any screw-in lighting fixture, you simply choose a song or a playlist from your iPhone, iPad or Mac laptop or desktop computer, and AirPlay and Twist do the rest. Thanks to the two technologies’ Wi-Fi capabilities, unlike Bluetooth-enabled speaker light bulbs, you can stream music to Twist from anywhere in your living space. That includes from other rooms or, Wi-Fi connection-willing, even from outside.Related: Samsung’s Bluetooth-Only ‘Smart Bulb’ Is a Bit DimShaun Springer, founder and CEO of Astro, says he and his 9-person team of designers, among them alums from Warby Parker and Birchbox, designed the Twist for urban renters living in small apartments who want high-end lighting and sound but can’t afford expensive, hard-wired multi-room “smart” home systems.“I wanted to have great lighting and streaming audio speakers throughout a tight living space all in one product,” Springer says. “So we packaged all the necessary tech that would otherwise be messy, complicated and out of reach into an aesthetically superior light bulb that simply screws in and instantly delivers. There’s no setup and everyone can understand and use it.” Well, everyone except for Android users for now.Springer launched Astro from his Bed-Stuy flat in April last year and put the upstart through the rigors of Techstars’ R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator program. The 30-year-old engineer first waded into entrepreneurship in college at the age of 21, when he bootstrapped a company from his University of Buffalo dorm room that produced hardware and software for paintball guns (which he prefers to call paintball “markers”).Related: Lighting That Adjusts as You Watch TV? It’s Happening.But let’s get back to shedding light on Springer’s latest invention, the Twist, which doesn’t just double as an AirPlay speaker. The sleek, Internet-connected light bulb also automatically changes color temperatures throughout the day (cool white in the morning to a buttery yellow in the evening). The transitions happen based on your location, local weather conditions and the time of day. Think warm, soft techie mood-lighting and you’re there.To adjust the bulb’s brightness, to turn the light on or off, or to activate the nightlight feature, you can use the coming free Twist iOS app or the included companion dimmer remote.      Twist is notably far from the first “smart” light bulb to double as a speaker, but Springer claims it’s the first to feature AirPlay connectivity. As of today, his company is accepting pre-orders for the bulb on its website, with the aim of raising $50,000 to fund the production of its first batch. Springer says he forwent Kickstarter and Indiegogo, opting instead to self-host Twist’s pre-order campaign with the goal of “building a community around the experience and owning it from start to end.”Related: What Americans Want From a ‘Smart’ Home (Infographic)Springer says the first bulb shipments are slated to begin “early next year.” Priced at $249 each, Twist packages aren’t cheap, but you get quite a bit for your buck. They include one speaker LED, two non-speaker-equipped LEDs and one dimmer. Or, if you don’t want the bundle, you can buy one individual speaker LED for $129 or two no-speaker LED bulbs and a dimmer switch for $129.  As for what’s up next for Astro, which Springer named after the family dog in The Jetsons, he’s mostly remaining mum. However, he says his team is working on “some really awesome lifestyle accessories to compliment our lighting and audio experiences.” Perhaps video camera integration? We’ll have to wait and see.   In the meantime, to see Twist in action, check out the promo video below:Related: Crowdfunded Smart Home Device Canary Lands at Big-Name Stores June 24, 2015center_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

Five assessed by paramedics after car rolls over on StokeonTrent street

first_img Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . Police search for missing woman Punter found hiding in bushes Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailOne woman was taken to hospital after a car carrying five people was involved in an accident at the weekend. Emergency services were called to the scene in Middleport just before 10pm on Saturday night. The vehicle had overturned after crashing into a wall. A Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said:  “We received a call at 9.55pm on Saturday 22 June reporting a car in collision with a bridge near the junction of Newport Lane and Newcastle Street in Middleport. Read MoreMan in wheelchair dies after falling into lake   “The five people in the car were assessed by colleagues from the ambulance service for injuries, none of which are believed to life changing or threatening.” A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:  “We were called at 9.50pm to Newport Lane to a car that had overturned. “We sent two ambulances and a paramedic officer. “We treated one patient, the driver, a woman.”She was treated for injuries not believed to be serious and taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLivecenter_img Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Driver named following fatal collisionlast_img read more