Rivers rallies Knicks past Jazz 112-100 for 3rd straight win

first_imgJanuary 6, 2021 /Sports News – Local Rivers rallies Knicks past Jazz 112-100 for 3rd straight win FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNEW YORK (AP) — Austin Rivers scored 23 points, including 14 straight for the Knicks down the stretch, and Julius Randle had 30 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists as New York won its third straight by beating the Utah Jazz 112-100.The Knicks trailed by 18 in the first half but outplayed the Jazz in the second and won for the fifth time in six games.Rivers made four 3-pointers in the final 4:17.Jordan Clarkson scored 19 points and Donovan Mitchell had 18 for the Jazz, who were swept in a back-to-back set of games in New York. The Brooklyn Nets routed them 130-96 on Tuesday. Written by Associated Press Tags: Austin Rivers/NBA/New York Knicks/Utah Jazzlast_img read more

Public exhibition for Woolfox Garden Village

first_imgRutland New Village An exciting new Garden Village is planned for Rutland. 7,500 new homes, including affordable homes and associated amenities may be built on land adjacent to the A1 on the former Woolfox airfield between Empingham and Greetham.The proposed development is promoted as an alternative location to meet the identified local housing requirement.Woolfox GardenAndrew Granger, Consultant on behalf of Woolfox Garden Village said, “The concept of Woolfox Garden Village is to establish a thriving new community, where people can live and work without having to travel outside of the county.“We are thrilled to be able to reveal plans to the general public, which are naturally at a very early stage however we are committed to working closely with Rutland County Council to deliver the vision.“The community will include significant amounts of affordable housing along with associated amenities.”At this stage, the process is driven by a hugely experienced consultancy team, directly under the stewardship of the landowner. At an appropriate time, a lead developer will be appointed.”For more information visit www.woolfoxgardenvillage.co.ukRutland Rutland New Village Woolfox Garden Village garden village new homes June 26, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Public exhibition for Woolfox Garden Village previous nextLand & New HomesPublic exhibition for Woolfox Garden VillageThe Negotiator26th June 20190517 Viewslast_img read more

AIIB projects gradual economic recovery for Indonesia as virus causes ‘temporary dip’

first_img“Many countries are going to see negative growth this year, but if Indonesia manages to remain in positive territory, it is going to be a commendable job,” Misra told The Jakarta Post in an exclusive interview. “As the pandemic slows and the base effect kicks in, almost everybody is projecting significant GDP growth [for Indonesia] next year.”The government has projected that the gross domestic product (GDP) will grow at 1 percent this year under its baseline scenario, which would be the weakest rate since the Asian financial crisis of 1998-1999, or even contract by 0.4 percent under the worst-case scenario. It expects growth to between 4.5 percent and 5.5 percent next year.The World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), respectively, have previously projected that Indonesia’s economy would grow by 4.8 percent or 5.3 percent in 2021.The AIIB approved on Tuesday a US$1 billion loan to strengthen Indonesia’s health and economic response to the COVID-19 crisis. AIIB’s first loan for Indonesia, totaling $750 million and co-financed with the ADB, will be used for a project to support Indonesia’s economic recovery, including aid for small and medium businesses and vulnerable households.Read also: AIIB approves $1 billion loan for Indonesia’s COVID-19 responseFurthermore, it has also approved a $250 million loan, in partnership with the World Bank, for a separate program to strengthen public healthcare, including testing, prevention and treatment of the virus as well as to boost hospital readiness, among other things.The government has allocated Rp 695.2 trillion ($49.3 billion) in state budget funds to fight the health and economic impacts of the pandemic, expecting the budget deficit to widen to 6.34 percent of GDP this year.The government was looking to borrow a total of $7 billion from multilateral organizations, including the ADB, AIIB, World Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), to help cover the deficit, government officials said last month.“The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many developing countries to make difficult trade-offs to meet the urgent needs of their citizens. AIIB’s support for Indonesia will contribute to the government’s efforts to navigate these challenges during highly uncertain times,” AIIB vice president for investment operations DJ Pandian said in a statement.The loans are part of the AIIB’s $10 billion funding facility to help the public and private sectors mitigate the COVID-19 impacts.Read also: Indonesia raises another $4b from bonds, in talks with development banksMisra said the bank, together with other multinational banks, would participate in monitoring the programs to ensure effective use of funds and to prevent moral hazard.“AIIB will also go ahead with regular investment projects in infrastructure, such as building roads and power plants, as a way to kick-start the economy,” he went on to say. “We will help in whatever way we can despite the constraints.”Two AIIB infrastructure projects are in the pipeline for Indonesia, namely a multifunctional satellite public-private partnership (PPP) project worth $150 million as well as the East Java and Bali power distribution project with state-owned electricity firm PLN worth $310 million. The bank has yet to approve the stand-alone financing of the projects.Topics : The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a China-backed multilateral development bank, projects a gradual economic recovery for Indonesia as the coronavirus crisis will only be a “temporary dip” for the country’s economy.AIIB director general for investment operations Rajat Misra said Tuesday the coronavirus crisis was “one of those events that come very rarely in history”.Read also: Explainer: Indonesia to finance coronavirus battle mostly through debtlast_img read more

Trojans score late-inning run, defeat LMU Lions 2-1

first_imgJust about everything was frozen at Dedeaux Field on Wednesday night.Fans, media, broadcasters —and bats.Just enough · Junior shortstop James Roberts (above) finished 0-3 against Loyola Marymount, but the Trojans got help from junior designated hitter Jake Hernandez (2-4) and senior second baseman Adam Landecker (2-3). – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanIt looked for a long time like neither team would ever push a runner across home plate, and neither did until the seventh inning. Then, with USC and Loyola Marymount tied at one in the eighth, senior center fielder Greg Zebrack led off with an infield single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by junior shortstop James Roberts. With two outs, freshman right fielder Vahn Bozoian bounced a ball past the Lions’ third baseman and into left field, scoring Zebrack from second for what proved to be the winning run.True freshman pitcher Kyle Davis came on to get the last three outs in the ninth, having pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings in Sunday’s 4-3 win over Nebraska. He dispatched the Lions in quick fashion, allowing just one runner on an infield hit.“Kyle did what we expect him to,” USC coach Dan Hubbs said, showing tremendous confidence in his young closer. “He’s comfortable out there in the big spot.”Scoring was far from plentiful for the majority of the game. For six innings, USC and Loyola Marymount battled in a scoreless contest, with just five combined runners reaching as far as second base.Trojans starter Brent Wheatley threw five shutout innings in his collegiate debut but was outdone by Lions starter Patrick McGrath, who threw six.“I could have gone four more (innings),” Wheatley said emphatically. “But I’m thrilled with the start. It was awesome.”In the top of the seventh, the Lions put runners at the corners with one down against senior reliever Matt Munson. LMU left fielder Mitchell Esser laid down a swinging bunt that traveled no more than 15 feet up the third baseline. USC sophomore catcher Garrett Stubbs could have let it roll foul, but instead chose to pounce on the ball, hoping to tag out the oncoming utility Kevin Garcia from third base. But Stubbs couldn’t pick up the ball cleanly, and when he finally did Garcia had already leapt over him for the game’s first run.     The Trojans played small ball of their own to get the run back in the bottom of the seventh. Junior third baseman Kevin Swick led off with a walk, advanced to second on a bunt and to third on a wild pitch. Senior second baseman Adam Landecker brought him in with a liner down the left field line for an RBI double.“It was huge to get that run back,” Hubbs said. “We’ve talked over and over about being able to answer after they score and being able to shut down after we score. And we did those both today.”Between Wheatley, Davis and Bozoian, the Trojans had all freshmen collecting the win, the save and the game-winning hit, respectively.“Well, we do have 16 of them,” Hubbs joked. “And we’ve got plenty more who we’ve got to find times to get in games.”The Trojans are a young team, especially on the mound. Freshman Kyle Twomey started for USC on Sunday. Of the nine pitchers to have taken the mound for the Trojans this year, five are freshmen. The Trojans start a pair of freshmen in the outfield as well in Bozoian and Timmy Robinson, with Turner Clouse mixed in at times, too.“This freshman group is a really tight group,” Wheatley said. “We’ve got a lot of great players, too, but more importantly we’re really close and we’re always pushing each other and rooting for each other.”With just one day off before the weekend, more freshmen figure to see action when the Trojans take on Cal State Northridge in a three-game set starting Friday. The series will start at Dedeaux Field on Friday before moving to Northridge on Saturday and finally returning to Dedeaux for the finale on Sunday, where Twomey will be on the mound.last_img read more

There’s a ’40 percent’ chance Rob Gronkowski comes out of retirement, returns to Patriots, report says

first_imgIt all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far. I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been apart of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine. Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been apart of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be apart of. I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of whats next.A post shared by Rob Gronkowski (@gronk) on Mar 24, 2019 at 2:53pm PDTGronkowski said last month he had no plans to return to the field. But, he reportedly participated in a private workout with New England quarterback Tom Brady in early July.”There’s definitely going to be times when you miss it and everything,” Gronkowski said during an appearance on the “Rich Eisen Show” in late June. “I would always say that it’s still the offseason right now. I mean I can’t really say how I’m going to feel about it when the games start rolling around and everything. You know, I just felt like it was time.”I feel really good right now and it was just definitely something I felt like it was the right time and the right thing to do. To have that load off your back, I mean I’ve been playing football for 15 years straight in a row of that grind. Just relaxing right now feels good.” Tom Brady throws to Rob Gronkowski in private LA workout, report says Gronkowski retired with 521 regular season catches for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns. He’s the Patriots’ career leader in touchdowns and is tied for the second-most receiving scores in playoff history.New England is scheduled to open training camp next week. The 30-year-old announced he was stepping away from football on Instagram in late March. He spent all nine of his NFL seasons in New England, winning three Super Bowls during his time with the team.  “It’s time to move forward and move forward with a big smile on my face knowing that the New England Patriots organization, Pats nation and all my fans will truly be a big part of my heart for the rest of my life,” Gronkowski wrote at the time. “It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great, established organization.” Related News View this post on Instagram Patriots’ Sony Michel running at ‘full tilt’ after knee surgery, report says Could Rob Gronkowski’s retirement last less than one season?There’s a “40 percent” chance Gronkowski returns to the Patriots in 2019, according to a report from ProFootballTalk, which cites an unidentified source close to the tight end.last_img read more

UFC 240: For Cris Cyborg, there’s more to life than just fighting

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearIn March, the Brazilian went to Uganda to help Bellator fighter Justin Wren and his Fight for the Forgotten, an initiative he started to help empower people who don’t have a voice, from those effected by water crises to those bullied in their own neighborhoods and schools. Cyborg helped Wren and his team install two water wells to ensure those in the country have safe drinking water.”I think it’s very important to give back,” Cyborg told Sporting News. “I think when you’re blessed like I am, you have to share your blessings. When God blesses you, you cannot just not give back. You have to have those blessings to help people and give them hope. It motivates me. It’s not just about a fight. I think fighting is a good reason for me to share my faith and use my fame to help people. I want to use my platform. A lot of people watch my fights. I want to be a good example because if you set a good example, you touch a lot of kids and people’s hearts.”After completing the mission, Cyborg headed back to her home state of California with a plan to head back to Africa in June. She would go to South Africa to train, even though she didn’t have a fight lined up. Everything changed at the end of May when it was revealed Cyborg would return to take on Felicia Spencer in the co-main event of Saturday’s UFC 240.She could have postponed the trip until after the fight and finished her camp in her comfort zone. Instead, Cyborg made the trip and completed her camp in Johannesburg. For the 34-year-old, it was a worthwhile excursion. It showed that, even though she’s a world-class athlete, it’s more important to show people there’s more to life than fighting.”A lot of young kids train MMA over there,” Cyborg said. “I like to learn. Every fight, I like to go somewhere different. I’ve gone to Thailand and other places. I learn something from every fight. They have a good team over there, and I really enjoyed the time. Being over there motivated me because not only did I learn some new things I can put into this fight, I was able to show some of my tricks and wisdom to these kids who really enjoy MMA.”It’s about giving back to help the future, and I’m blessed and fortunate to be in the position to where I can help people.”In her first video blog heading into UFC 240, Cyborg rewatched the fight with Nunes on her phone. One would assume it would be difficult to watch considering the result.Not for Cyborg. She knew what she was getting into when she entered mixed martial arts and made her professional debut in May 2005. Sometimes the end result isn’t what you wanted — but only because it could be part of a bigger plan down the line.”I always have in my mind before the fight that you can either win or lose,” Cyborg said. “I started doing sports when I was 12. The one thing I learned was when you do sports, you have to understand winning and losing. You cannot think about having in your mind that you will win forever and are never going to lose. It happens. It wasn’t my day against Amanda. Maybe it was in God’s plan to lose the fight. I was sad in my heart for a minute after the fight. But I think God has an amazing plan for me. I believe that.”I work really hard. I train really hard for all my fights. For that fight, it was the same thing. I know there’s a 50 percent chance I win and a 50 percent chance I lose,” Cyborg said. “On that day, Amanda caught me. It happens. Every fighter has to know that. If you know that it’s a dangerous sport, you will one day and one day you will lose.”MORE: How to bet on Max Holloway vs. Frankie EdgarUFC 240 is the final fight on Cyborg’s contract with the organization. There has been a lot of discussion on what’s next for Cyborg. UFC President Dana White has said she doesn’t want to face Nunes again — which Cyborg has refuted in the past. Cris “Cyborg” Justino could have sulked and shied away from the world after her shocking loss to Amanda Nunes in 51 seconds at UFC 232 at the end of December.Many would have understood if she had chosen that route. In a flash, her 21-fight unbeaten streak had evaporated, the women’s featherweight title was no longer hers and the mystique of being perhaps the baddest woman on the planet — and the greatest female fighter of all time — was no more. To Cyborg, none of it mattered as she got ready for a mission bigger than stepping inside the Octagon. Could this be the final time she fights in the UFC?”You just to have focus on what you can control,” Cyborg said. “I control my fight on Saturday. I’m going to fight on Saturday. I cannot control people lying. I cannot control people talking about me and what they are saying. Why worry about something I cannot control?”I know myself. My fans know who I am. Saturday, I’m going to fight. I’m very excited about the fight. I’m very blessed for this opportunity. I don’t think about anything else. I just think about the fight on Saturday. After the fight, my team is going to work on what’s going to be the next opportunity for me.”last_img read more