20 Stop that buzzing

first_imgVolume XXXIIINumber 1Page 20 Summertime brings out mosquitoes. The good news is that the risk of catching a mosquito-borne disease is pretty small. The bad news is that some mosquito-borne diseases, like encephalitis, can be devastating.Here are a few ecommendations will help you protect your family.• Minimize mosquito-breeding sites. Once a week, empty any container that holds water, including birdbaths, toys, flowerpot saucers, rain gauges and tire swings. Ask your neighbors to do the same. • Use mosquito dunks in water that cannot be emptied weekly, such as ornamental ponds. If you have fish in your ponds, you may not need to use any control method. Many fish eat mosquito eggs and larvae. If the larvae and pupae are abundant, you will see them.• Keep ground covers trimmed. Cut grape ivy and other low-growing plants around the house. This can greatly reduce the number of adult mosquitoes because they do not have an attractive place to rest.• Use insect repellents. Products containing DEET are the most effective against mosquitoes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently added two new active ingredients to their guidelines – picaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus – as viable alternatives for people who object to using DEET.• Keep household screens in good repair.• Wear light-colored clothing. Mosquitoes are less attracted to light-colored clothing than dark. Certain types of mosquitoes prefer pregnant women. Some types of mosquitoes prefer human skin temperatures over 90 degrees. If you are attending an outdoor party, the key to keeping mosquitoes away is to be cool, wear light-colored clothes and chat with pregnant women who prefer dark Gothic styles. Be aware that mosquitoes can bite through T-shirts and other lightweight, tight-fitting clothing. I guess another option would be to attend outdoor summer parties wearing a heavy, loose coat. (You won’t be invited to many outdoor summer parties, but maybe you and the pregnant Gothic woman will hit it off.)Bug zappers do not kill many mosquitoes, but they kill a lot of beneficial insects. Bug zappers are useful against some insects but not mosquitoes. Ultrasonic devices are almost worthless for insect control. Don’t waste your money.Bats and purple martins don’t eat many mosquitoes. They prefer insects with a little more meat on them.The risks of an unmonitored pesticide application, like automated pesticide misters, almost always outweigh the benefits.Mosquito foggers can be used to greatly reduce mosquito populations in a small area for a few hours. Be sure to use a pesticide that is labeled for your use site and always follow the pesticide label directions.Mosquito traps usually catch a lot of mosquitoes, but they may not catch enough to keep mosquitoes from biting you. In a small, somewhat enclosed area, a trap may be useful. If mosquitoes are coming to your party from all over, you may not think a trap is worth the money. If I spend more than $200, one mosquito bite will probably seem like too many.For more information on protecting your family from mosquitoes, visit www.ent.uga.edu/pubs/mosquitos.htm. By Paul GuillebeauUniversity of Georgialast_img read more

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Gautam Gambhir backs KL Rahul to seal openers spot ahead of Shikhar Dhawan

first_imgImage Courtesy: AP/MSNAdvertisement 12ztkNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1uz1fdWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7dalb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) obp2rWould you ever consider trying this?😱vn73Can your students do this? 🌚Roller skating! Powered by Firework As Team India took on Sri Lanka in the second match of the T20 series yesterday, the Indian cricketing fandom had all their eyes on the return of Shikhar Dhawan. Following an injury back in 2019, the opener was out of the squad for quite some time, and the fans expected a stormy innings on his come back game. However, the attention Dhawan had was totally overwhelmed by none other than his opening partner KL Rahul, who stole the show with his blistering knock in the beginning of the chase. In fact, the latest praise comes straight from India’s former opener Gautam Gambhir himself.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AP/MSNAt the Holkar Stadium in Indore yesterday, India began the 143 target chase with a marvellous spell from Rahul. The 27 year old scored 45 runs from 32 balls, along with hitting 6 boundaries. The superstar Kannadiga put up a decisive 71 runs partnership with Dhawan, who had 32 off 29 to his name.Speaking after India’s win, Gambhir expressed his appreciation for Rahul in limited overs cricket, but also wondered why he hasn’t clicked that well in the red ball format: “Rahul is in unbelievable form. It amazes me every time I see Rahul bat that why didn’t he play the same way in Test cricket,”Advertisement While the Kings XI Punjab squad member has an astounding batting average of 43.81 and 42.33 in the T20 and ODI formats respectively, a comparatively mediocre average of 34.58 has left Gambhir wondering.“It’s not about only white-ball cricket; it is about Test cricket too. He just got into a shell too much. With the kind of quality he possesses, he is someone who can get you a 50-ball 100 in Test cricket as well. The kind of shots he has is superb,” he told the host broadcasters.Advertisement Dhawan, who has showed amazing consistency in the Indian Premier League, scored 521 runs in the 2019 season with Delhi Capitals. However, Gambhir feels his fellow Delhite is losing the pace against Rahul.He continued: “You can’t compare IPL to international cricket. When you’re playing for Delhi Capitals, you know there’s no one waiting for the opportunity, but when you’re playing for the country and you know there’s someone who’s actually can replace you, there’ll always be pressure. And today it was shown who’s in better form.”As the year of 2020 will see the next edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup after a gap of 3 years, its a battle between Dhawan and Rahul to secure the second opener spot alongside Team India’s first opening choice, the legendary Rohit Sharma.Also read-Shikhar Dhawan out of the remainder of the World Cup with fractured ThumbWatch: Virat Kohli goes full Bhajji, perfectly mimicks his bowling style Advertisementlast_img read more

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Student Tweeting Scandal Part of a Broader Problem

first_imgMIDDLETOWN – While it may not necessarily be a sign of the times, recent events involving a Brookdale Community College student and his tweets shines on a phenomena that is worthy of study.Psychologist Dr. Daniel J. Tomasulo said the vulgar cyber assault leveled against the daughter of ESPN baseball analyst and former Major Leaguer Curt Schilling by a male Brookdale student and a male Montclair State University graduate seems to fall into the category of what the researchers and therapists have labeled the “online disinhibitor effect.”The effect, which is also referred to as “flame trolling,” is seen in cyber bullying in many forms and is done by individuals who “cannot even imagine the layer of the consequences,” for their actions, Tomasulo explained. It is the loosening—or complete abandonment—of social restrictions and inhibitions that would be present in the usual face-to-face interaction.“They act before they even think,” Tomasulo noted.Often this behavior would be seen in small children, acting in egocentric ways common to their age, Tomasulo said.Researchers have been studying this behavior for a relatively short period—about 15 years—in the rise of Internet usage—in the age of chatrooms, blogging, Twitter and other social media and response sections for online publications, where responders can go off on vicious, occasionally anonymously and sometimes completely unrelated tangents. “The idea is that you’re sitting in your comfortable environment, there’s no threat to you and you can’t anticipate a reaction,” is how Tomasulo characterized those perpetrating the action.Some researchers suspect this may be related to activity in the amygdala section of the brain. But, “To be honest it hasn’t been studied enough to understand it,” he acknowledged.But another theory offered is that in some cases this is done to incite an argument or cause polarization, similar to what political provocateurs like Rush Limbaugh or Bill Maher do, Tomasulo said.College officials said a student, later identified by the college as Adam Negel, a 20-year-old Edison resident, was suspended on Monday, following being identified by Schilling as a source in the tweets aimed at Schilling’s daughter. The other man was identified as Sean McDonald.Schilling said he was bombarded with sexually explicit tweets following the recent announcement that his daughter, Gabby, will be attending college in Rhode Island.In his blog, Schilling said the tweets intimated sexual assault, “and pretty much every other vulgar and defiling word you could likely fathom.”Schiller went to note he spent a lifetime in the male environment of professional sports. “I get it. Guys will be guys. Guys will say dumb crap.” But, he continued, “I can’t ever remember, drunk in a clubhouse, with best friends, with anyone, ever speaking like this to someone.”Along with being suspended, Nagel, who had been a member of the college’s student radio club and hosted a one-hour show, was taken off the air and won’t be permitted to return, according to a statement released by the college.The statement went on to say Nagel’s tweets “are unacceptable and clearly violate the standards of conduct that are expected of all Brookdale students.” Negal now faces a college conduct hearing “where further disciplinary action will be taken.” And college police are working with local authorities on a continuing investigation, school officials said.“Brookdale takes this behavior very seriously and does not tolerate any form of harassment,” the college statement added.The Asbury Park Press reported that MacDonald was fired from a part-time job as a ticket-seller for the New York Yankees.Both men have since shut down their social media accounts, according to various media sources.Tomasulo, a former Brookdale faculty member, who now teaches at New Jersey City University, commended Brookdale for its quick and decisive handling of the situation and for Schilling’s to-the-point response.“I think until we figure this out,” he said, “the best thing is what we have here: really swift consequences.” – By John Burtonlast_img read more

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Family Resource Associates Gives Hope And Help To Families

first_imgby Gretchen C. Van BenthuysenNearly 30 years ago Maire Merritt gave birth to her second daughter, Eileen, who has Down syndrome.“I knew nothing about Down syndrome or cognitive development (the ability to think and understand),” said Merritt, a retired high school teacher. “I had no background in the area.”But a friend of his knew Sue Levine, the program administrator and a founder of Family Resource Associates (FRA), a nonprofit agency based in Shrewsbury dedicated to helping people with disabilities reach their full potential and independence through therapy, technology and education, while also supporting their families.“Sue came to the hospital and offered to help me in any way she could,” Merritt said. “For parents of newborns, this is a frightening experience. You feel isolated. Sue proved to be invaluable to me and a tremendous resource over the years.”
Executive director Nancy Phalanukorn also is one of the original five professional women along with a group of 30 parents who founded FRA in 1979. They were frustrated by bureaucratic inertia and lack of services for pre-school children with disabilities, especially children age three and younger.“One area we specialize in is caring for infants,” she explained. “But what happens after age three and before they enter public school? Those kids were just sitting at home.”Growing and changing to meet the needs of a growing and changing population of chil- dren and adults with special needs became FRA’s mission.“We started with 30 kids with Down syndrome and genetic disabilities,” Phalanukorn said. “The second year we had a boy with autism. Now we serve 150 infants a week and of those 30 are on the autism spectrum.”FRA has an annual budget of $1.6 million with a relative- ly small administrative staf f of seven, Phalanukorn said, with 92 percent of the budget spent on programming. The infant program, which includes home visits, has a staff of 38 professionals and 15 people teach the adult classes. Volunteers donate about 8,000 hours per year and that includes a tech team that refurbishes donated personal computers to give to needy families. Annual fundraisers include a golf outing and a gala dinner-dance. “It’s always a balance of donations, fundraising, grant writing and fees,” Phalanukorn said. “And we have an extremely active board of trustees that help us grow and meet the needs of students and families.”
FRA’s adult services also have grown with facilities in Eatontown and Brick featuring studio apartments for independent living and life skills classes such as preparing meals using a microwave and toaster oven and maintaining personal living space.Designed like 12-week college semesters, classes are offered twice daily with 10 to 14 students per class. For ty topics are available, including money skills, nutrition and hygiene, how to look your best, getting ready for a job inter view, self-advocacy and self-expression, current events, as well as fun classes such as yoga, dance and karate.
One service Phalanukorn said FRA is very proud of is the TECH Connection, a computer lab with 20 stations open to the public and designed to make technology more accessible to people with limitations due to accident, illness or aging.People with special needs can sample specialized soft- ware and adapted devices before making a purchase. Assistive technology training for professionals and thera- pist is available as is a lending library for special needs people who may borrow more than 450 assistive devices and specialty software.FRA’s focus is not entirely on the disabled child or adult. Family support includes individual counseling, workshops, monthly meetings for siblings ages 4 to 9 and 10 to 15, plus monthly meetings of Moms of Young Children with Down syndrome and Parents of Children with Multiple Impairments.Maire Merritt said she had her husband Bill learned more from other parents than they ever learned from books.“We went to several parent workshops held at FRA to become informed parents and knowledgeable advocates for our children,” she said. “FRA also helped us to see the whole child and not just the disability. They guided us.”Eileen Merritt will celebrate her 30th birthday on Jan. 30. She graduated from Old Bridge High School, attended four different proms, is still friends with people she met in grammar school, volunteers in the children’s section at the Eastern Branch of the Monmouth County Library system, plays golf, and participates in the Special Olympics New Jersey in sailing and earned medals in rhythmic gymnastics. She serves as an FRA ambassador making public appearances. She also has a boyfriend. And that’s the short list of her accomplishments.last_img read more

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Castro returns, rescues Gilas Pilipinas in close win over Japan

first_imgUK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer NU sustains dominance, beats UST Missing six of its first eight shots, Gilas’ lackluster start saw the visitors run to a 20-4 lead before Ravena turned the tide and ignited a 17-2 blast to close the gap, 22-21, at the end of the first quarter.Rosario kept that flame burning in the second quarter as the Philippines staged a 20-4 run to grab a 41-26 lead. Makoto Hiejima and Ira Brown conspired to help the Japanese recover and pull within two, 43-41, before Rosario ended the first half with a booming triple for a 46-41 halftime edge.Blatche finally played true to form in the third frame, keeping Gilas in front before Castro and Calvin Abueva picked up the slack late and give the home team a 72-61 lead at the end of the period.Gilas Pilipinas faces Chinese Taipei in Taiwan on June 29, before seeking retribution against Australia at Philippine Arena on July 2 to wrap up the first round of the Asian qualifiers.Hiejima paced winless Japan (0-4) with 23 points, four rebounds, two assists, and two blocks, while Brown got 16 markers and eight boards.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJayson Castro made the game-sealing floater with 10.6 seconds left as Gilas Pilipinas bounced back with an 89-84 win over Japan Sunday in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers at Mall of Asia Arena.The Philippines lost a 15-point lead but denied the visitors the upset behind Castro and Andray Blatche, who split his charities with 5.5 ticks remaining.ADVERTISEMENT The Scores:PHILIPPINES 89 — Blatche 18, Rosario 14, Ravena 13, Abueva 8, Castro William 8, Norwood 8, Fajardo 7, Pogoy 6, Aguilar 5, Jalalon 2, Wright 0.JAPAN 84 — Hiejima 23, Brown 16, Tanaka 12, Shinoyama 9, Tsuji 8, Ota 6, Takeuchi 5, Uto 3, Harimoto 2, Furukawa 0, Hashimoto 0, Nagayoshi 0.Quarters: 21-22, 46-41, 72-61, 89-84.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 View comments Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The Filipinos rose to 3-1 in Group B of the first round of the qualifiers, sweeping Japan in their home-and-away series and clinched a spot in the second round.Blatche had his best outing to date in the World Cup qualifiers, finishing with 18 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and a block in 30 minutes of play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkTroy Rosario also had a triumphant return, firing 14 markers on 2-of-4 shooting from three and grabbing four boards, while Kiefer Ravena provided the spark 13 points, two rebounds, five assists and two steals.Castro, who returned to the lineup after missing the game against Australia due to an ankle sprain, had all of his eight markers in the second half. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READlast_img read more

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€90,000 GRANT FOR GOLA ISLAND PIER

first_imgMinister of State for the Gaeltacht, Dinny McGinley T.D. has been informed by Simon Coveney, T.D. Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine that he has allocated a grant of E90,000 towards  Port a Chruinn Pier on Gola Island.The allocation goes towards repairs to existing structure, including re-building the end of the pier and providing overlay of the existing deck.The allocation is to cover 75% of the entire cost of the project with the  local authority, Donegal County Council providing the balance of E30,000, which is a total expenditure of E120,000 on this particular Pier. Minister McGinley has welcomed this allocation and emphasised that Port a Chruinn  Pier is a strategic landing point for the southern side of Gola Island and hopes that work will commence on the project shortly which  has to be completed by the end of the year. €90,000 GRANT FOR GOLA ISLAND PIER was last modified: May 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:000 GRANT FOR GOLA ISLAND PIER€90last_img read more

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Apple iPhone 5: What makes it so unique?

first_imgThe wait is almost over as Apple is widely expected to announce a new smartphone, iPhone 5, at an event in San Francisco today. The event is being held in San Francisco at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, where Apple has held many product launches.Apple Inc also plans to update its phone software this fall and will ditch Google Inc’s mapping service for its own, as a rivalry between the two companies intensifies.The new model is expected to work with 4G cellular networks. The new model will likely go on sale in a week or two.It is also expected to have a taller screen and the ability to access the latest wireless data networks in the US. Analysts expect it to set sales records.Other unconfirmed reports say Apple will reveal a smaller version of the iPad, taking on competitors like Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle Fire, which have nibbled on the edges of the iPad’s dominance in the tablet category.According to the report on ibtimes.com, French blog nowhereelse.fr, known for publishing alleged iPhone 5 leaks, has just posted what is believed to be the new mini dock connector alongside the current-generation dock connector. The images posted on Saturday indicate the purported 9-inch format is nearly the same size as the Micro USB plug, although there have been rumours it would be thinner and longer.The report says that Apple’ s new plug will feature a refreshed layout in which eight pins are exposed on either side of a metal shell. This shell serves as a ninth contact, and users will no longer have to ensure the connector is right side up when inserting it into a device, it added.The Wall Street Journal recently reported the iPhone 5 will feature 4G LTE networks in the US, Europe, and Asia. However, this functionality may not be available via all carriers immediately at launch.Besides, it is also speculated that iPhone 5 will come equipped with 4G LTE, making it comparable with rival Samsung’s equivalent offering. The South Korea manufacturer released its flagship Galaxy S3 with the fourth-generation speedy Internet feature capability in May.Sales of Apple’s iPhones are still strong, though the company lost the lead in smartphones to Samsung this year. Samsung Electronics Co benefited from having its Galaxy S III out in the US in June, while Apple was still selling an iPhone model released last October.iPhone 5 may face tough competition in smartphone arenaAhead of the hotly-anticipated debut of a next-generation iPhone 5 by Apple, Google and Microsoft have introduced new champions in the competitive smartphone arena.Microsoft and Nokia have joined to boost their smartphone arsenal with two new Lumia handsets, Nokia Lumia 820 and 920, powered by Windows 8 software.It may be noted that several gadgets like Amazon, Nokia and Motorola have made announcements lately as all the devices are trying to generate interest in their products before Apple’s expected announcement of the new iPhone.Analysts are reportedly convinced that demand for the new iPhone is likely to be hot, as many people in the market for handsets have put off purchases to wait for the latest offering from Apple.Once the leader in mobile phones, Nokia has been losing market share as consumers move to smartphones powered by Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android operating system.What to do with your old iPhone?Here are a few things to do with yours to keep it from meeting that fate once you buy the iPhone 5.1. Give it to your kids so they stop taking yours…Every parent, aunt and uncle knows that no toy in the history of toys has ever been as appealing to a kid as an iPhone. They are shiny, they have games and grown-ups use them for important things. More importantly, they are either off-limits or doled out in limited quantities as a reward for, say, sitting still for a minute. Load up your old iPhone with games and give it to a deserving child in your life.2. …or to your mom so she can finally see the lightAlternately, if a Luddite adult has been thinking of taking the plunge into the world of smartphones, your old iPhone may help him or her get over the hump. If you have an iPhone 4 or 4S, you might also find someone who’s still hanging on to an earlier model and give them the gift of an upgrade. You may just buy a friend for life (or at least until iPhone 6 comes out).3. Use it as a teeny-tiny iPadYou’ll be able to watch videos, send email and search Wikipedia for random facts to end cocktail-party disagreements with your decommissioned iPhone – as long as you have a Wi-Fi connection. There’s even a camera, which means you can avoid being that guy (or gal) at the concert who’s turning heads for taking photos with an iPad.4. Donate to charitySeveral charities accept old phones for donation, though it’s worth remembering that these groups likely won’t physically give your old phones to people in need. Rather, they work with phone recyclers and sell your donated phones to them.A nonprofit group called Cell Phones for Soldiers will take your “gently used” phone and sell it to recycling company ReCellular. It will then use the proceeds to buy calling cards for soldiers.The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence works with another recycling group in a similar manner. About 60 percent of the phones it collects are refurbished and resold. The money goes toward supporting the coalition. The remaining 40 percent of the phones are recycled, according to the group’s website. It pays for shipping if you are mailing three or more phones.There are a few more suggestions from New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8818.html .5. Alarm ClockDo you still use that old radio alarm you bought for your college dorm room in the 20th century? Join the 21st century by turning your old iPhone into an alarm clock. Hide it in a different spot in your bed each night for an added challenge.6. Sell, sell, sell!Join the eBay hordes and sell your phone for a few hundred bucks if you can. There will likely be a flood of the gadgets soon after people start getting their new phones, so it might make sense to wait a little.A company called Gazelle, meanwhile, will make an offer for your old phone based on its condition, your phone carrier and other information. A 32 gigabyte iPhone 4S on Verizon Wireless, for example, was recently going for $237 if it’s in good condition and $90 if it’s broken.Glyde.com also offers to help you resell your old phone. A recent check showed the above 4S getting roughly $325 to $350 after fees are deducted – provided there is a buyer. A “speed sale” that guarantees to sell it in seven days will get the seller slightly less money.7. Trade in at GameStopThe video game retailer offers cash or store credit for old iPhones (along with iPods and iPads). The service is only available in stores and not online. A 32 gigabyte iPhone 4S on Verizon will get you up to $335 in store credit or up to $268 in cash.8. Stream musicStick that baby in a speaker dock, spring for a Pandora subscription ($36 per year) or Spotify ($10 per month) and bam, you have a stereo.Or try SoundCloud. Although it’s meant to let you create and share music with people, it’s also a good place to listen to DJs you like or discover new ones. TuneIn, meanwhile, will let you listen to online radio stations playing music, sports, news or talk shows.9. Keep as a backup in case you lose your fancy new one.Nearly one-third of cellphone owners have had their gadgets lost or stolen, according to a recent survey from Pew Internet & Pew Internet & American Life Project.10. Use as a cameraAt its core, a decommissioned iPhone is a hard drive with a camera. Snap photos with it. No Canon needed. You can also use the iPhone to move photos and other files from one computer to another.11. Recycle with AppleApple Inc.’s own recycling program will give you an Apple gift card if it is determined to have a “monetary value.” A 32 gigabyte iPhone 4S with some light scratches but in good working condition was recently estimated at $280. That’s higher than Gazelle, but you’ll have to spend the money at Apple. The company also accepts broken phones for recycling but you won’t get any money for them.advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Kawhi Leonard scores 33 as Raptors beat Luka Doncic, Mavericks

first_imgLeonard, voted last week to start the All-Star Game for the third time, scored 33 points to help the Toronto Raptors overcome a triple-double from the Dallas rookie in a 123-120 win over the Mavericks.Doncic, who will turn 20 on Feb. 28, finished with a career-high 35 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to become the first teenager in NBA history with two triple-doubles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHowever, he and his teammates faltered down the stretch, losing a seven-point, fourth-quarter lead after coming back from 12 down at halftime.“For me, what matters is the victory,” Doncic said. ”(The triple-double) was special for sure, but it would be even more if we got the win.” Ivica Zubac, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope lead shorthanded Lakers past Suns Trailing 70-58 at the half, Dallas turned the game around by outscoring Toronto 30-15 in the third quarter, one in which the Raptors missed their first 10 shots enroute to making only 4 of 19 field goals. Toronto was also assessed four technical fouls in the quarter — three for defensive 3-second violations.“The third quarter, we got stagnant.” Leonard said. “Our defense got stagnant.”MAKING HIS CASEDoncic came in second to LeBron James in the fan voting for All-Star starters in the Western Conference but was not selected as a starter once media and player votes were counted. He once again turned the fourth quarter into a case for his inclusion, scoring 13 points, including a coast-to-coast dunk that gave Dallas a 99-93 lead.When the Raptors pulled to 101-99, Doncic answered with a long 3 to reach 30 points for the sixth time this season. Doncic got his 10th assist to complete the triple-double by feeding DeAndre Jordan for an alley-oop dunk with 3:29 left in the fourth.“We couldn’t get him out of rhythm because he was low and strong and crossing over,” Toronto coach Nick Nurse said. “Then, with a burst he was into the paint. And when we did get enough help there, he’d hang in the air until the last second and throw that incredible two-handed pass out to the right corner. He’s something else.”WINNING AT THE LINESThe Raptors made 17 of 34 3s to the Mavericks’ 11 for 36. And despite playing on the road, Toronto converted 32 of 38 free throws, while Dallas shot 23 of 34.Every Mavericks player who attempted at least one free throw missed one, and even Dirk Nowitzki, a career 88 percent shooter from the stripe, missed 2 of 3.“We certainly have guys that are capable of making free throws,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “It’s a bit of an uncharacteristic thing.” Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:42PH 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 Krauss Pascal Siakam’s three-point play snapped a 108-all tie with 3:56 remaining as the Raptors recovered from a poor third quarter and a 92-85 deficit early in the fourth.Danny Green’s floater in the lane extended Toronto’s lead to 116-112 with 1:34 remaining. Harrison Barnes missed two critical free throws for the Mavericks, and Leonard scored on a driving lay-up and then converted a free throw after a turnover by Doncic. The Raptors iced the game at the line.Leonard credited the team’s switch to a zone defense in the fourth quarter to help slow the Mavs down.“I think it just helps us communicate more,” Leonard said. “We’re not too consistent in communicating when we’re guarding man to man, but the zone it makes us talk and make us get into positions to be in the help spots.”Kyle Lowry scored 19 points for Toronto and Siakam had 14.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TIP-INSRaptors: Leonard has scored 20 or more points in 22 straight games but has been inactive eight times during his scoring streak.Mavericks: Barnes scored 14 for the Mavericks and Dennis Smith Jr. and Dorian Finney-Smith had 13 each. … Wesley Matthews became the first undrafted player in NBA history — and 31st overall — to make 1,500 3-pointers when he hit his second of the game with 5:36 left in the first quarter. … Smith received a technical foul in the first quarter when, after scoring a lay-up over a Serge Ibaka, flexed his muscles over the fallen Raptors player.UP NEXTRaptors: Host Milwaukee on Thursday night in a matchup of the East’s top two teams.Mavericks: At New York on Wednesday night to open a three-game trip.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) defends Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) as center DeAndre Jordan (6) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS — Even as a 19-year-old rookie, Dallas’ Luka Doncic continues to make his case for an NBA All-Star spot.Kawhi Leonard is already one, and came through to spoil Doncic’s career-best game Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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