Stephen Curry dazzles for 51 points in sensational start

first_img“It was a joy to be on the same court with that, that was sick,” Kevin Durant said“That boy good!” teammate Shaun Livingston tweeted immediately after the game.His teammates notice Curry’s purpose when he takes the floor each day, whether practice or a game.“Just to be great, it’s that simple,” Klay Thompson said earlier Wednesday. “He’s never satisfied. We saw that after the first year he won MVP he came back even better and had an historic season. And nothing’s changed since four years ago or since he got in the league. That’s what makes him so great, is his humility and his ability to just keep working.”The Warriors are practically spoiled by the brilliance of No. 30, as great as ever at age 30 and in his 10th NBA season.ADVERTISEMENT “It is nice to turn around and not hear your coach on the sideline chewing you out,” Curry said. “I’d like to say I deserve that little wiggle room there for sure.”Even with another post-championship, whirlwind summer that included welcoming a son, more golf tournaments and travel, Curry considered it among his best and most productive offseasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHis body is fully healthy and recovered after the Golden State superstar played only 51 regular-season games during the latest championship run because of injuries.Through five games, Curry is as dominant as ever — as evidenced in a spectacular 51-point performance in Wednesday night’s 144-122 win against the Wizards playing only three quarters. He scored 18 straight for the Warriors during one stretch. Petalcorin in ‘best shape’ as faces Nicaraguan foe for IBF world title LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Then after another title was in hand, a third in four years to put the Warriors in dynasty status, Curry struck a balance during the summer to both push and pace himself to stay on the floor for the long haul because “There’s a lot to gain, there’s a lot more to accomplish.”“I definitely expect it, I expect it every year,” Curry said. “I don’t wake up when I do in the summers and put all those hours in just to show up during the season with no confidence and no kind of rhythm. This summer for a lot of different reasons it was a great kind of consistent approach to what I was trying to get out of my training and things like that. Had I started off cold, I would have had the same confidence because of the work that I put in and things would have hopefully turned around. The way that I started, I just want to keep going and not change what I’m doing.”How scary is it to think Curry can elevate his game to another level?“Not for me,” Draymond Green quipped. “For other people it may be scary. It’s exciting to me. He’s been real locked in. Everything’s been laser-focused, whether it’s him starting in the games, in practice, or getting his work in in the weight room, he’s been locked in. So it’s been good to see.”As Curry simply put it: “Every game is an opportunity to do something special.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry celebrates a score against the Washington Wizards during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry appreciated the freedom from coach Steve Kerr to shoot from wherever he darn well pleased, no distance off limits.On this night, Curry could get away with anything. He was feeling it.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kerr insists Curry is stronger than ever and “at his physical and mental peak.”“He’s got a great life, doesn’t he?” Kerr said. “I just think that part of what makes Steph great is who he is as a person and what his life is about. He loves life. He takes so much joy out of every single day,” Kerr said. “… Steph has a joy about him that I think everyone in the building can see and feel, so he brings that and I think you talk about wanting people to have a balanced life and how powerful that can be. I think he’s a prime example of that.”Curry scored 31 in the first half, finished with his sixth career 50-point game and made 10 or more 3s for the 10th time. The 51 points matched his most at Oracle Arena.He hit his first five 3-pointers and had the ninth 30-point half of his career, drawing “MVP!” chants all evening long from an adoring home crowd.Curry shot 15 for 24, 11 of 16 from 3-point range and made all 10 free throws, missing his career high of 54 set in February 2013 by three points.“Some of the shots that he was making, you don’t see that,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “He’s a special player, a special scorer, a special shooter. He’s taking 35-foot shots, it’s hard to double team a guy who’s that far out, and he makes them like they’re layups. I’ve never seen anything like it.”Kerr and Brooks each considered Curry “video-game” good.“We are kind of used to it with Steph,” Kerr said before Curry’s latest brilliance. “He’s just so consistent and so lethal.”Curry hurt his left knee March 23 just as he had come back from a six-game absence with a right ankle injury. He also missed 11 games last December with a sprained right ankle.He then sat out the first round of the playoffs before returning for Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Pelicans. View commentslast_img read more

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Fort St John RCMP kicks off National Road Safety Week ahead of Victoria Day Long Weekend

first_img“Driving is a privilege and nobody goes out thinking they are not going to return home or get injured while travelling. Help to keep the roads safe for everyone.”Here are some tips to ensure a safe Long Weekend:Plan your travels ahead of time so you are not rushed or in a hurry.Drive at the posted speed limits and help drivers get back into the lane when they pass you.Remain focused and avoid distraction while driving especially if you have passengers (precious cargo) in your vehicle.Only drive sober! Call for a taxi or sober friend or family member to pick you up if you have had anything to drink.The National Road Safety Week takes place from May 14 to 20, 2019 across the Province and Canada. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – As residents gear up for the Victoria Day Long Weekend, the Fort St. John RCMP will be participating in the annual National Road Safety Week.This campaign will focus on the behaviours that put road users most at risk.According to the RCMP, they will be focusing on ensuring drivers are sober and alert, and that seat-belts are being used as most traffic-related injuries and deaths are preventable.- Advertisement -During the Victoria Day Weekend of 2016, there were 1,900 collisions in B.C. with 490 people sustaining injuries.RCMP say, on average, two people are killed every year over the long weekend in B.C.Constable Chad Neustaeter, of the Fort St. John RCMP, says driving is a privilege and that everyone deserves to arrive home safely when travelling.Advertisementlast_img read more

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When video games meet real life – US commentator goes crazy over Keane’s ‘FIFA’ assist

first_img1 Sometimes there is no better feeling than a perfectly executed goal on a video game, but this MLS commentator has gone one better by blurring the worlds of fantasy and reality by likening Robbie Keane’s sumputious assist for Landon Donovan to a FIFA 15-esq move.LA Galaxy thumped Real Salt Lake to continue their march into the play-offs, but Keane’s chipped through ball was perhaps the moment of the night, causing the commentator to describing it as an ‘L1 + Triangle’ pass.What did you make of his commentary? Comment below… Robbie Keane scored and assisted as LA Galaxy won 5-0 last_img read more

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Water softener ban may be going before voters

first_imgUpstream water treatment plants face a 2013 deadline to cut chlorides to 100 milligrams per liter. So far they’ve achieved 130 mpl to 140 mpl, but the numbers plateaued and the main culprit is water softeners. “We’re not looking to be punitive about this,” Laird said. “All we’re asking is that everyone play by the same set of rules and that set of rules is the Clean Water Act.” For five years, the county district and the city of Santa Clarita have been urging residents to get rid of water softeners that send salts into sewers. Canister-style softeners are acceptable because they are cleaned off-site and the brine discarded elsewhere, Martyn said. In March 2003, the city banned new salt-processing water softeners. Rebate programs followed, including one now that offers residents “reasonable value” up to $2,000 and free removal and disposal of their softeners. Last week, one of the larger suppliers, Rayne Water Corp., agreed to remove, by the end of 2008, nearly 600 automatic water softeners rented to Santa Clarita Valley residents. Martyn said he’s hoping a similar deal will be cut with other companies, including Culligan. Ventura County itself is beginning to act. The City Council in Fillmore, where chlorides measure 155 mpl in wastewater, established a citizen committee in June to begin looking at ways to band the problem water softeners. Last week, the Santa Paula City Council discussed technology needed to reduce chlorides as it looks at adding desalination to its new treatment plant. pat.aidem@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The board of the district governing the Santa Clarita Valley is looking at putting the measure on the local ballot in June or November 2008, Martyn said. If approved, the ban would take effect in 2009. The problem involves chlorides, or salts, in the Santa Clarita Valley’s treated wastewater, which come primarily from the kind of softeners that process bags of salt to neutralize harsh minerals in the water. The residue remains after the sewage is treated and pumped from two wastewater plants into the Santa Clara River, which flows through Ventura County’s farmland to the ocean. Farmers there say the salt in the water they pump from the riverbed for irrigation damages delicate crops such as strawberries and avocados. For several years they’ve seen “tip burn,” a condition where the tips of leaves turn brown because of high levels of chloride in the water, said Rex Laird, chief executive officer of the Farm Bureau of Ventura County, a nonprofit trade group with 1,700 members. Under the state’s Clean Water Act, which prohibits upstream users from degrading water used downstream for “beneficial purposes” such as agriculture, Ventura County farmers are demanding action and the state is backing them up. SANTA CLARITA – Water softeners working away in Santa Clarita garages are threatening strawberry fields some 40 miles away, where the crops draw well water from a riverbed running from the suburbs through the farmland. And it could be up to local voters to decide what to do. A ballot measure that would outlaw most softeners in the Santa Clarita Valley is a possibility for a 2008 ballot. If it doesn’t pass, residents could face a hefty property tax hike – as much as $400 a year – to finance a $350 million desalination system, said Paul Martyn, head of the industrial waste section for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. “Since only one in 11 households has a water softener, I can guess which way that vote would go,” Martyn said. last_img read more

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first_img7 p.m.Colorado at DodgersPrime980, 1330 College Football 4:30 p.m.Southern Miss at Boise StateESPN 4:30 p.m.Norfolk State at North Carolina A&TESPNU Golf 5:30 a.m.PGA European Seve TrophyGolf 10 a.m.Presidents CupTNT 12:30 p.m.LPGA Navistar ClassicGolf 3:30 p.m.PGA Viking ClassicGolf Motorsports 10 p.m.Formula One Japanese Grand PrixSpeed Women’s World Cup Soccer 5 a.m.Semifinal: U.S. vs. BrazilESPN2 8 a.m.Semifinal: U.S. vs. Brazil (delayed)Ch. 46 2 p.m.Semifinal: U.S. vs. Brazil (delayed)ESPNC 7 p.m.Semifinal: U.S. vs. Brazil (delayed)ESPN2 Soccer 4 p.m.S. American Cup: Botafogo at River PlateFSE 5 p.m.MLS: Galaxy at Kansas CityESPN21700, 830 College Soccer 5 p.m.Women: South Carolina at TennesseeFSC Horse Racing 2 p.m.Trackside Live: Oak TreePrime Times may be different for satellite TV viewers; consult your guide. TV INDEX: CBS (Ch. 2); NBC (Ch. 4); KTLA (Ch. 5); ABC (Ch. 7); KCAL (Ch. 9); Fox (Ch. 11); KCOP (Ch. 13); KFTR (Ch. 46); KVEA (Ch. 52); KAZA (Ch. 54); KDOC (Ch. 56); ESPNC (ESPN Classic); FSC (Fox Soccer Channel); FSE (Fox Sports En Espa ol); FSN (Fox Sports Net West); Prime (Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket); Speed (Speed Channel); TNT (Turner Network Television). RADIO INDEX: XSUR (540 AM); KLAC (570 AM); KRLH (590 AM); KOGO (600 AM); KIRN (670 AM); XTRA (690 AM); KSPN (710 AM); KLAA (830 AM); KIIS (850 AM); KRLA (870 AM); KFWB (980 AM); KTNQ (1020 AM); KNX (1070 AM); XPRS (1090 AM); KDIS (1110 AM); KSDP (1130 AM); KTLK (1150 AM); KXMX (1190 AM); KWKU (1220 AM); KKGO (1260 AM); KWKW (1330 AM); KPOP (1360 AM); KSPA (1510 AM); CASH (1700 AM); KLSX (97.1 FM). ——— Home games ——— Away games160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ON THE AIR TODAY’S EVENTSTVRADIO Baseball 1 p.m.Chicago Cubs at FloridaWGN last_img read more

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Bolton given more time to pay £2.2m tax bill amid sale plan ‘progress’

first_imgBolton Wanderers have been given more time to pay a £2.2 million tax bill after lawyers told a specialist judge in the High Court that “significant progress” had been made in plans to sell the club.Tax authority officials have asked for Bolton – who slipped to the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday after losing 2-1 at Leeds – to be wound up after complaining that the club had not paid a £2.2 million bill.But Registrar Clive Jones refused to grant a winding-up application by HM Revenue and Customs at a High Court hearing in London on Monday.Mr Jones said the case would be reviewed in two weeks.Barrister Hilary Stonefrost told Mr Jones that “significant progress” had been made “towards getting to the end of this process”.“Significant progress has been made,” she said.“A lot of progress has been made over the last two weeks.”She said Football League bosses were monitoring developments, and added: “The Football League has had a very careful look at what is proposed and set out conditions on how this should proceed.”A club statement released after the latest adjournment confirmed the Football League had given “conditional approval” to complete the takeover with the Sports Shield consortium.The group, led by ex-Bolton striker Dean Holdsworth, agreed to buy the club off long-time owner Eddie Davies two weeks ago.The statement read: “Bolton Wanderers can announce that the club has been granted a third and final adjournment of 14 days by the High Court at today’s hearing in respect of the winding-up petition in order to allow the owner to complete a sale of the controlling interest in the club.“The club have received conditional approval to the transfer of ownership from the Football League.“The board would again like to thank all staff at the club for their loyalty and unfaltering commitment to the cause through this incredibly difficult period.” A group led by Dean Holdsworth agreed to buy the club from long-time owner Eddie Davies 1last_img read more

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Barron’s Insight: Nuclear Revival Expected

first_imgAfter a 10-year hiatus, the U.S. nuclear-power industry is poised to expand. Three consortiums covering 18 power companies will begin preparing licensing applications this year for 14 new nuclear plants in the Southeast, according to Mitch Singer, a spokesman for the Nuclear Energy Institute, the industry’s policy and lobbying organization. A 15th plant might be sought by Progress Energy (PGN) and Duke Energy (DUK), both based in North Carolina. The last of the 103 operating nuclear plants built in the U.S. is the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar reactor, opened in June 1996. Back then, gasoline sold for less than $1.30 a gallon, and natural gas retailed for about 41 cents per therm. Nuclear plants which had high construction, regulatory and maintenance costs, as well as plenty of opposition from environmental groups had trouble competing with natural-gas-fired generating plants. Incentives to Build A lot has changed. Natural-gas prices have soared, approaching $1.80 per therm in some areas. Congress also has reduced regulatory costs by streamlining the nuclear- plant approval process into two steps, reducing the number of occasions that opponents can try to block applications. And last year’s energy bill contained two big carrots for investors to help reduce the cost of raising capital for plant construction: First, the government will guarantee certain debt payments against unforeseen delays in construction and operation. Second, the legislation provides plants started before 2021 with a production tax credit of $18 per megawatt hour. That translates into $5 billion to $6 billion of economic benefit, according to the Nuclear Energy Institute. Since the construction cost of a new plant will be about $1.8 billion, returns could be 30% to 36% from tax benefits alone. The Contenders Companies expected to send siteapproval applications to the Department of Energy by 2009 include: Dominion Resources (D), Entergy (ETR), Southern Co. (SO), Constellation Energy (CEG), Exelon (EXC) and Duke Energy. The Tennessee Valley Authority also is expected to apply for site approval with a number of partners: Constellation Energy; Duke; EDF International North America, an affiliate of EDF Group; Entergy; Exelon; Southern Co.; the GE Energy unit of General Electric (GE); Progress Energy; Westinghouse Electric, a unit of British Nuclear Fuels; and Florida Power & Light, a unit of FPL Group (FPL). If sites are approved, each company will pick a plant design that has been pre-approved by the Department of Energy and a reactor manufactured by GE, Westinghouse or Framatome-ANP, a subsidiary of France’s Areva. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card 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

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BREAKING: NORTHERN LIGHTS ALERT OVER DONEGAL THIS WEEKEND

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: The Northern Lights may be about to put on another dazzling display over Donegal, experts say.Earlier astronomy fans were treated to the sight of the International Space Station crossing at speed over the dusky Donegal sky.The station – 250 miles above earth – could be seen streaming past Donegal just after 10pm. Now an alert for the Aurora Borealis has been issued by several organisations for tonight – and tomorrow night.Softservenews.com reckons August could see a series of displays.With skies relatively clear of cloud overnight tonight, this could be the night to see this wondrous display.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center has issued two magnetic storm watches (one 24 hour watch, and a second for 48 hours) indicating a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) or a high speed solar wind stream emanating from the Sun may be heading towards Earth. These fast moving charged particles can cause a Northern Lights display.NOAA says that the beginning of a storm watch does not necessarily predict the arrival time of the aurora-causing particles, rather it indicates that, within the watch period, increased activity is expected. Real-time Aurora Borealis forecasts can be obtained at the Aurora Borealis Forecast page at Soft Serve News. BREAKING: NORTHERN LIGHTS ALERT OVER DONEGAL THIS WEEKEND was last modified: August 7th, 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:donegalnorthern lightsSKYlast_img read more

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Lafferty wants Rangers return, Celtic ace trusts Rodgers with his life – gossip

first_img Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Taking a look at all the biggest Scottish football gossip from Tuesday’s papers and online…Kyle Lafferty has his heart set on a return to Rangers, with his agents set to broker a deal with Hearts that will pave the way for him to head back to Ibrox. (Daily Record) Latest transfer news A 50-strong group of Hibs fans have had their flight to Greece cancelled ahead of their club’s Europa League qualifying fixture against Asteras Tripoli. (Evening News) TOP WORK LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Hearts captain Christophe Berra believes the Tynecastle club can cope with Lafferty if he completes a move back to Rangers. (Sun)Steven Gerrard has backed Glenn Middleton, the winger, to be a key part of Rangers’ squad this season. (Herald) Teenage winger Middleton has caught Gerrard’s eye Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on three-way race LIVING THE DREAM targets Lafferty wants to return to Rangers Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Scott Brown, the Celtic captain, insists he trusts the club’s manager Brendan Rodgers ‘with his life’. (Mail)The Hoops have decided against appealing Jozo Sumunovic’s suspension for Wednesday’s Champions League qualifier against Rosenborg, as they fear he will be banned for a longer spell. (Daily Record) RANKED Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 2 2 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer last_img read more

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