Governor Wolf Visits Philly Shipyard Apprentice Training Academy on Jobs That Pay Tour

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 01, 2017 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Philadelphia, PA – Governor Wolf today visited the Philly Shipyard Apprentice Training Academy and shipbuilding facility in Philadelphia as part of his Jobs That Pay tour. The Philly Shipyard has had a formal apprenticeship program since 2004 and opened its training academy in 2016.“The history and legacy of the shipbuilding industry is alive and thriving at Philly Shipyard,” Gov. Wolf said. “To see these apprentices at work, both as first-year trainees in the welding booths of the training academy and as second- and third-year apprentices working on ships, is magnificent, and an exciting look at jobs that pay in Pennsylvania.”The Philly Shipyard encompasses 114 acres of the former Philadelphia Naval Yard and was completely rebuilt in 1998. Since the facility began production in 2000, the shipyard has delivered 26 ships representing more than 50 percent of all ocean-going commercial ships delivered in U.S. shipyards during that time.The shipyard’s apprentice program consists of classroom training and an independent learning environment, including welding stations where apprentices learn various type of welding techniques. The program is accredited by the State of Pennsylvania and 100 percent of the cost of related instruction is paid for by the company. There are currently 75 apprentices in the program.Applicants must be 18+ years of age, a high school graduate or have a high school equivalency, and meet all physical requirements associated with the job.Realizing the importance of apprenticeships as a means of creating career pathways for job seekers and skilled workers for employers, Governor Wolf has included an apprenticeship grant program in his 2017-18 budget. Funded with revenue recovered by the Department of Community and Economic Development from companies that fail to live up to previous commitments made when they received state assistance, businesses can seek grant funding of up to $2,000 for each apprentice employed pursuant to an apprenticeship agreement registered with the Office of Apprenticeship in the United States Department of Labor.The grant program – both for those leaving the K-12 education system and those transitioning into a new industry sector – can receive training aligned to business workforce needs, so workers are not training just to train, but have a job, a career path established.The Wolf Administration established the Apprenticeship Training Office at the Department of Labor & Industry last year. The office, which is responsible for providing outreach, education, and technical support to current and prospective apprenticeship program sponsors and apprentices, has added 1,599 new apprentices and 58 new registered apprenticeship occupations statewide.These smart initiatives are helping to swing the apprenticeship pendulum in the right direction – toward helping both workers and employers achieve lasting success.For more information on the Philly Shipyard apprentice program, visit phillyshipyard.com.center_img Governor Wolf Visits Philly Shipyard Apprentice Training Academy on Jobs That Pay Tourlast_img read more

Barbados and China pledge to maintain close ties

first_img Share NewsRegional Barbados and China pledge to maintain close ties by: – June 18, 2012 Sharing is caring! 17 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel StuartBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Barbados and China have pledged to strengthen the already good relations that exist between the two countries. Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and the Member of the Political Bureau and Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Zhang Gaoli, gave this assurance on Friday during a meeting. Stuart said there was evidence of the more than three decades old fruitful relationship between the two countries across Barbados, and he alluded to projects such as the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development Complex and the Garfield Sobers Complex as proof of such collaboration. “So, there is evidence that this relationship has been fruitful. I was very pleased to be hosted by China last year where I experienced a warm hospitality of your great country,” he added.The prime minister also mentioned the twin interests of renewable energy and pointed to the economic and technical agreements in place to effect this.In turn, Zhang, who is also the head of the Chinese delegation, also praised the harmonious relationship between Bridgetown and Beijing and described Stuart as “a precious friend of China”. He also mentioned the need for closer collaboration between the two countries in areas such as renewable energy and economic cooperation.Barbados and China established diplomatic ties on May 30, 1977.Caribbean News Now Tweet Sharelast_img read more

OVERTIME

first_imgBILL NEAL :10 Others have already done it and Lord knows the Penn State jokes are all over the Internet. But for me there’s nothing funny about children being molested. So I’ll pass on the funny stuff. But I will tell you this …“What goes around…comes around.” :09 Tiger Woods finished 3rd in the Australian Open Nov. 6. That can only mean one thing…that’s right the ladies are back! :08 There’s something going on at my alma mater Penn Hills High School and it’s not looking good. Stay tuned and stay in touch with your New Pittsburgh Courier. This is gonna be big, I mean really really big!!!:07 I think it’s safe to say the Pitt football team is turning the corner towards a winning season. The defense has stepped up big time and Tino Sunseri is giving you all he’s got. It’s just too bad they lost Ray Graham to the knee injury. It’s not high octane but at least they’re out of the driveway.:06 The Pitt hoop season has started and the squad is loaded. Coach Dixon’s biggest problem is going to be getting playing time for all that talent. Ashton Gibbs aka “The Rifleman” is back and looking better than ever. Be mindful however he’s not just a shooter he has total game. I expect to see him at the next level.:05 Speaking of the next level…that being the NBA…and I was. A bunch of billionaires fighting a bunch of millionaires for 2 percent profit…C’mon Man!:04 Oh let’s go back to Pitt for a minute. The next time you go to a Pitt basketball game look up in the rafters and tell me what’s missing. (I’ll tell you what’s missing because you ex-South Vo-Tech grads are too slow to get it on your own). There are four “hall of fame” “number retired” legend’s names hanging there. Billy Knight, Don Hennon…Who…!, Charles Smith and Brandon Knight. Now I am not mad at any of those guys because they earned their place in history. But for the love of God and all that is holy and right can somebody…anybody please tell me how Sam Clancy’s not among that cast. Simply put “Sam Bam” Clancy changed Pitt basketball from what it was to what it is today; top level, physical, get it done, win at all costs basketball. At 6’6” he remains one of the Big East’s greatest centers and clearly rivals Charles Smith for the No. 1 spot for the Panthers. And as a athlete he was second to none. He only went on to have a great fifteen year pro football career. C’mon Pitt, do the right thing. I am just saying!!! And while we’re at it, how is Larry Harris not among the chosen few? He’s only Pitt’s 3rd all time leading scorer, not to mention a true superstar out of high school in basketball, football, and track…I am just saying again!!! And what about Clyde Vaughn, Pitt’s 2nd all time leading scorer behind Charles Smith. And I mean instant and non-stop offense. Were any of you at East Hills Park at the Connie Hawkins League when Clyde scored 48 for the Don’s…only to have it wiped out two days later by David “Dr. Death” Trent who lit it up for 51.Yea boy back-in-the-day! You people need to speak up. Let’s get these guys in the elite class they belong in.:03 If you’re reading this article, put the paper down right now and get over to The Club Health and Fitness Center in Monroeville. The Rayco “War” Saunders pro fight card is on and you’re missing it, here’s the info. The weigh in for the fighters is tonight at 6 p.m., food and drinks available. Fight night is Thursday, Nov. 17 starting at 7 p.m. Food, drinks, VIP room. Get your tickets now.:02 I am going to tell all of you the same thing I told Kevin Cameron (who by the way is now in The Locker Room, he’s reading Overtime and can’t get enough of it…it’s knowledge for his Aliquippa brain) if you think you’ve got a better list than mine send it in. Muhammad Ali is the greatest athlete of all time; bar none…well shut me up then.:01 Tickets are going fast for the 36th Annual Willie Pop’s Stargell Memorial Pittsburgh/Allegheny County MVP Awards Banquet, Monday Dec. 5, LeMont Restaurant Mt Washington, 6:30 Cocktail Reception, 7:30 Dinner, 8:30 Awards Presentation—Honoring The Great Sam Clancy, J.R. Holden, Reggie Mitchell, Ashley Battles, Evan Frazier, Clarence Hopson and many others. Chuck Sanders will be the keynote speaker and newly elected Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald will be the guest speaker. Tickets are only $65, Proceeds to Benefit Champions Toys for Tots Christmas Party and Toy Give Away. Call The Champions at 412-628-4856 while there are still tickets available.“DOUBLE OVERTIME”:00 The next First Friday Old School Par-Tay is right around the corner so get ready to get ready. But this one is special. It’s the Champions Christmas Par-Tay and The Red Par-Tay together. It’s the first big holiday par-tay of the season and everybody’s wearing red—prizes for best red outfits—and it’s the Cheyney Alumni Pittsburgh Chapter Par-Tay as well. You don’t want to miss all this mmmaaannn and wwwooommmaaann. Yes, the Pittsburgh United Rays Corvette Club will be there. Now what?…And bring your money and credit cards because there’s going to be plenty of Christmas stuff to buy.~ Game Over ~last_img read more

CALIFORNIA-BRED ATOMIC RULE TAKES $55,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER PEREIRA; BALTAS TRAINEE GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:46.35

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 14, 2016)–Under patient handling from Tiago Pereira, Atomic Rule rallied three-wide turning for home and outran favored Curlin Rules by 2 ¼ lengths in winning Friday’s $55,000 Santa Anita allowance feature. Trained by Richard Baltas, who is in Kentucky, Atomic Rule covered a mile and one eighth on turf in 1:46.35.With Curlin Rules setting the early pace, Atomic Rule sat a close fourth at the rail into the Club House turn and stayed at the fence to the three sixteenths pole, when he eased out and easily outran Brazilian-bred Editore and the favorite.Off at 6-1 in a field of eight 3-year-olds and up, Atomic Rule paid $14.00, $6.20 and $3.20.Claimed for $40,000 out of a second place finish at Del Mar Aug. 21, the 6-year-old California-bred gelding by Tribal Rule collected his 10th win from 33 lifetime starts. Owned by Paymaster Racing, LLC, he picked up $42,900 for the win, increasing his earnings to $270,440.Curlin Rules, who was headed by Editore a quarter mile from home, shook him off and proved second best, finishing a neck in front of Little Scotty. Off at 2-1 with Victor Espinoza, Curlin Rules paid $4.00 and $3.00.Little Scotty, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, prevailed by a head over a late closing Burger and Fries and paid $3.60 to show.Fractions on the race, with the temporary rail at 30 feet, were 22.36, 46.37, 1:10.32 and 1:34.55.First post time on Saturday for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

CONQUEST ENFORCER, WHAT A VIEW, RING WEEKEND & BOLO ALL PROMINENT IN GRADE II, $200,000 ARCADIA STAKES SATURDAY AS OLDER HORSES COMPETE AT ONE MILE ON TURF

first_imgRING WEEKEND:  Although he disappointed in the slop as the 8-5 favorite in the Grade II San Gabriel stakes, which was shifted to the main track due to rain on Jan. 7, this 6-year-old Tapit gelding scored an impressive head victory two starts back at Del Mar in the Grade II Seabiscuit Handicap at 1 1/16 miles on turf Nov. 26 and has a well-rounded resume that includes a win in Santa Anita’s Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) in March, 2015.  Trained by Graham Motion, he cuts back in distance a furlong, gets back to turf and would relish a hot pace, which could develop on Saturday.  Owned by St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds, he’s 21-7-4-2 with earnings of $1,452,744.                 CONQUEST ENFORCER:  A prompt 1 ¼ length winner of the Grade II Mathis Brother Mile (turf) as the 9-5 favorite here on Dec. 26, this 4-year-old Ontario Canadian-bred colt by Into Mischief will be making his second start for trainer Phil D’Amato since shipping west from Woodbine late last fall.  Ridden by Flavien Prat, he went to the lead in the Mathis Brothers Mile and was dominant throughout, earning a career-best equaling 99 Beyer Speed figure.  Owned by Loooch Racing Stables, Inc., Imaginary Stables and Raquel Ritchie, Conquest Enforcer is two for three at one mile on turf and has five wins from eight overall starts, with earnings of $480,640. ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2017)–Conquest Enforcer, What A View, Ring Weekend and Bolo all loom prominently among a field of five older horses in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Arcadia Stakes this Saturday at Santa Anita.  The Arcadia, which was taken last year by Bolo, will be contested at one mile on turf and be run for the 30th time, dating back to 1988. BOLO:  A winner of last year’s Arcadia, Bolo has been idle since well beaten in the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles turf Eddie Read Stakes on July 17 for trainer Carla Gaines.  A 5-year-old horse by Temple City, Bolo, who was third in the 2015 Santa Anita Derby and subsequently 12th in the Kentucky Derby, has found a home on turf and has proven to be consistent at the Arcadia conditions, with two wins and a second from four tries at a flat mile on turf.  Owned by Golden Pegasus Racing, Inc. and Earle I. Mack, LLC, Bolo will likely stalk the early Arcadia pace.  With an overall mark of 12-4-1-2, he has earnings of $494,045. WHAT A VIEW:  Trained by Kenny Black, he comes off a big second to multiple graded stakes winner Ashleyluvssugar in the 1 1/8 miles California Cup Turf Classic on Jan. 28 and will pose significant problems for anyone with designs on a front-running trip in the Arcadia.  Although he’s returning to action in just two weeks, the cutback in distance should be to his liking and trainer Kenny Black appears to have this 6-year-old Vronsky gelding in top form.  Bred in-part in California by Old English Rancho, he’s owned by Finish Line Racing, LLC, the Elwood Johnston Trust and Taste of Victory Stables.  With four wins from eight starts at one mile on turf, he’s 16-6-3-0 overall with earnings of $643,326.center_img CONQUEST ENFORCER, WHAT A VIEW, RING WEEKEND & BOLO ALL PROMINENT IN GRADE II, $200,000 ARCADIA STAKES SATURDAY AS OLDER HORSES COMPETE AT ONE MILE ON TURF Bolo, Mike Smith, 122Ring Weekend, Rafael Bejarano, 124What a View, Tyler Baze, 122Ohio, Tiago Pereira, 120Conquest Enforcer, Flavien Prat, 124First post time for a nine-race card at Santa Anita on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com. THE GRADE II ARCADIA STAKES, WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 9 – Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PTlast_img read more

Intimate Partner Violence and Economic Empowerment

first_imgReferences[1] Hahn, S. A. & Postmus, J. L. (2014). Economic empowerment of impoverished IPV survivors: A review of best practice literature and implications for policy, Trauma, Violence, & Abuse 15(20), 79-93. doi: 10.1177/1524838013511541This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. By Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhDEconomic abuse, such as controlling the family checkbook and limiting access to joint accounts, can be a devastating form of domestic violence. The abused may not have the financial knowledge or independence to escape the abuser due to financial reasons. Hahn and Postmus [1] have reviewed best-practice literature on domestic violence, intimate partner violence and economic abuse.Auntneecy, Flickr, 2014Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) can be defined in a number of ways. In past blogs we have highlighted definitions of domestic violence and intimate partner violence. In their review of literature related to IPV and economic abuse, the authors use a broad definition of IPV — a pattern of coercive threats or behaviors where one person attempts to control another. Economic abuse is defined by the authors as an “abuser’s distinct tactics to control women’s ability to acquire, access, and maintain economic resources [1].” According to research cited by the authors, economic abuse is as prevalent as other physical, psychological and sexual abuse.The researchers searched the broader literature, and included both qualitative and quantitative studies for a total of 16 studies. They found that the research data available out in the field fell into two topical areas: 1) How to best handle IPV for women of lower incomes; and 2) interventions that address economic empowerment of IPV survivors. The authors summarized the following as most important to keep in mind when working with low-income IPV survivors:Make sure to screen for economic issues, and provide information and referrals for needed services.Programs targeting financial literacy can help develop economic self-reliance.Helping clients access higher education or to obtain needed training can improve career trajectory and help build independence.Victims of IPV could benefit from advocates to help them through the system.last_img read more

Brazilian with German Olympian’s heart runs race of her life

first_imgBrazilian Ivonette Balthazar, 67 (C), who was submitted to a heart transplant one year ago, participates in a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) fun run alongside Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 24, 2017. Balthazar got her heart from Stefan Henze, 35, a German Olympic canoeing team coach and winner of silver in the 2004 Athens Olympics, who died in a car accident. AFPBrazilian Ivonette Balthazar felt jittery ahead of a Rio de Janeiro road race Sunday, but her heart — transplanted from a German Olympian a year ago — spurred her on.In the midst of a long recovery from a transplant operation last year, the three-kilometer (1.9-mile) fun run alongside Rio’s Copacabana Beach seemed like a marathon to 67-year-old Balthazar.ADVERTISEMENT That heart, though, wouldn’t let her sit back.“The heart of an athlete beats inside me, the heart of a young person,” she said at the start line. “This heart demands more from my body than I was used to.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSo, dressed in lycra and purple running shoes, with the number 2799 and a big red paper heart pinned to her shirt, Balthazar set slowly off with hundreds of other competitors down the famous seafront.Only 13 months ago, while her home city was hosting the Olympics, Balthazar faced imminent death. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Sparks avoid collapse, beat Lynx in Game 1 of WNBA Finals Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:18After the Typhoon Part 200:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Feels like goldAlthough she has regular physiotherapy at the hospital, the race was Balthazar’s first major unmonitored physical outing.Nervous about how she’d hold up, she decided to walk, not run.But Balthazar grew visibly more confident, her pace increasing until she moved at a brisk stride. Tears of joy welled up when she reached the halfway mark — then flowed at the finish line.Even on the happiest days, Balthazar is aware of the inseparable sadness, often thinking of Henze’s family.She’d love to meet his mother, “to hug her and thank her,” Balthazar said, mindful however that this might be too upsetting for his relatives.While she celebrates daily victories, “on the other side there is an entire family crying,” Balthazar said.So she does her best — for herself and for her silent partner.“The two of us are here,” Balthazar said.After the race, she embraced her own elderly mother, her daughter and grandchildren, before posing for photos with the race medal around her neck.center_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Her heart — ravaged by smoking, years of stressful work at her human resources agency, and a heart attack in 2012 — registered barely 40 beats a minute. Although she’d risen to the top of the waiting list for a new heart, it seemed too late.Then on August 15, 2016, she got a call from Rio’s heart hospital, the Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia.Stefan Henze, a German Olympic canoeing team coach and winner of silver in the 2004 Athens Olympics, had died in a car accident — and Balthazar was assigned the 35-year-old’s heart.Ever since, she says she and Henze have become a team of sorts. On Sunday, she put that partnership to the test.“If I didn’t have this heart, I wouldn’t be running,” Balthazar said. “This race today is a challenge for me — and for him.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Anyone finishing could pick up a medal — but it really meant something to Balthazar.Copying a gesture often seen on Olympic podiums, she bit down playfully on the metal prize.“This is a gold medal for me,” she said. Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Minus Kevin Durant, Warriors stop Rockets’ 9-game win streak

first_imgHong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end “I’m sure y’all have heard of it — “As the World Turns.” She called it her stories. I used to watch it with her and every episode it was something,” he said. “That’s what this has turned into — “As the World Turns.””So does Cousins, who scored a season-high 27 points to help end Houston’s nine-game winning streak with a 106-104 win, want to star in the basketball version of the show?FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“No I don’t,” he said. “I play basketball. I don’t look for the drama or stories or anything like that. I just want to go play basketball.”Some have wondered if Cousins is a good fit with this fast-paced team and there have been some growing pains as he’s been worked into the team after missing the first 47 games this season recovering from an Achilles’ tendon injury. But on Wednesday, with Kevin Durant out with an ankle injury, Cousins shined. He added eight rebounds and a season-best seven assists as Houston searched, without success, for ways to stop him. There were times the Rockets switched on defense and left much smaller players attempting to guard the 6-foot-11, 270-pound player. But big or small, Cousins didn’t care who’s was on him.“I don’t think anybody can stop me one-on-one period,” he said. “So you can put whoever you want on me honestly.”Klay Thompson scored 30 points to allow the Warriors to bounce back after a loss to Phoenix on Sunday, and avoided being swept by Houston after the Rockets won the first three meetings this season.Golden State, which had lost six of 10 overall, is 4 1/2 games ahead of Houston atop the Western Conference standings. The Rockets are tied with Oklahoma City for third place behind Denver.After trailing by 14 in the fourth quarter, a three-point play by Chris Paul got Houston within one with 10.8 seconds left. Stephen Curry made two free throws with eight seconds remaining to make it 106-103, and James Harden hit one of two from the line at the other end with 6.4 seconds to go. The miss on the second one bounced high off the rim and was rebounded by Andre Iguodala, securing Golden State’s victory.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy LATEST STORIES The game was tied later in the quarter after a three-point play by Paul before the Warriors used a 9-2 surge to take a 76-69 lead with about five minutes left in the third. Curry had five points in that stretch.Golden State was up by nine soon after that, before the Rockets got two 3-pointers from Gerald Green to power an 8-2 run that cut the lead to 81-78 with two minutes left in the quarter.But the Warriors scored the last four points of the period to extend the lead to 85-78 entering the fourth.TIP-INSWarriors: Curry needs six points to become the fifth player in franchise history to reach 16,000 points. He made just three 3-pointers, ending a streak of 12 straight games with at least four — which was second in NBA history behind a 13-game streak by Harden this season.Rockets: Gordon finished with 17 points. … Houston converted the two-way contract of Danuel House into a standard NBA contract. … Clint Capela had 13 points and 13 rebounds.THEY SAID ITGordon on what went wrong in the loss: “We didn’t play as smart as we should or I think it would have been a different result. You can’t really have letdowns with this team because they’ll make you pay, and that’s what happened.”UP NEXTWarriors: Visit Oklahoma City on Saturday night as they continue a four-game road trip. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Harden was unhappy that they didn’t play good defense until late in the game.“We locked in and we got stops and we knew who we were guarding,” he said. “We knew who we wanted to score, (but) we should have been knowing that the entire game.”Harden had 29 points and 10 assists for the Rockets, but shot just 2 of 12 on 3-pointers. Paul finished with 24 points.“We just had too many mistakes,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said.Curry added 24 points for Golden State. Durant missed the game with a sprained right ankle.The Warriors were up by 13 after a reverse layup by Cousins with about 5 1/2 minutes left before Houston used a 7-2 run, with a 3-pointer from Eric Gordon, to get to 102-94.Thompson added a basket for the Warriors before the Rockets used a 6-0 spurt to cut the lead to 104-100 with 47.7 seconds left.Thompson made five 3s to give him 203 this season. He joined Curry as the only players in NBA history to have seven straight seasons with 200 3-pointers.Golden State had a seven-point lead to start the fourth and scored the first seven points of the period, highlighted by a 3 from Thompson, to push the lead to 92-78.The Warriors were up by 12 in the first half but Houston cut it to 54-52 by halftime. A 3-pointer by Gordon gave the Rockets their first lead early in the third quarter and one by P.J. Tucker seconds later made it 60-56. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief MOST READ Rockets: Host the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) dunks the ball as Houston Rockets’ Kenneth Faried (35) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON — In his first season with the Golden State Warriors, DeMarcus Cousins hasn’t quite adjusted to the level of scrutiny and interest that comes with playing for the defending back-to-back NBA champions.And after his best game of the season on Wednesday night in a win over the Houston Rockets, Cousins likened the media frenzy surrounding the team to a soap opera his grandmother watched every day when he was a child.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Russell Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Nets Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

9 months agoAC Milan coach Gattuso happy with Coppa win over Sampdoria

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan coach Gattuso happy with Coppa win over Sampdoriaby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso was pleased with their 2-0 Coppa Italia win over Sampdoria.Patrick Cutrone came off the bench in extra time and scored both goals with spectacular volleys.“The lads did well. There are games where it’s a struggle, but Cutrone and Andrea Conti brought quality off the bench,” Gattuso told Milan TV.“We knew it wasn’t going to be easy playing against this Sampdoria side. I liked our defensive movements and we had the right approach. I’m happy with the way the players helped each other out and saw a positive performance.”Lucas Paquetá made his debut and played for over 80 minutes.“I liked his second half performance, as he made some good moves forward. He knows how to move and is an atypical Brazilian in that sense.” last_img read more