James Harden has 29, Rockets down Pacers

first_imgHouston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) reacts to a call with official Courtney Kirkland during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON, Texas—After losing just one game in November the Houston Rockets are feeling pretty good about where they are.But James Harden says the best part about how well they’re playing is that they can be much better.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES “They hit some shots in the second half,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “I thought a lot of them we were right there, and sometimes you just have to give some teams credit for executing and making shots.”Trevor Ariza made a 3-pointer in that stretch and Ryan Anderson added two finished with 19 points.The Pacers missed numerous shots, were called for defensive three seconds and committed an offensive foul to allow the Rockets to pad the lead.“Even tonight we had some lapses,” Anderson said. “But we’re a relentless team and we play hard and we know if we stick to the scheme … we know we’re going to win games. So we’re the only thing that gets in our own way.”Young finished with 23 points for the Pacers. They have won seven of their last 10 games.ADVERTISEMENT Houston led by 18 after three, but Indiana scored the first seven points of the fourth to get within 89-78.After a timeout, Chris Paul hit a 3-pointer right before the shot clock expired to give the Rockets their first points of the quarter before he found Ryan Anderson for a rare dunk to make it 94-80 with about nine minutes left.The Pacers tied it early in the third quarter before Houston used a 13-4 run to take a 67-58 lead with about seven minutes left in the quarter. Anderson and Trevor Ariza made consecutive 3-pointers to power that run and Ariza added a second 3 later in that span.Indiana got back on track after that, and used a 6-2 spurt, highlighted by a 3-pointer from Bojan Bogdanovic, to get to 69-64.But Houston scored the next eight points, with the last seven from Harden, to push the advantage to 77-66 with about 2 1/2 minutes left in the third.Victor Oladipo ended an almost 2 1/2 minute scoring drought with a 3-pointer after that. It was then that the Rockets got hot from long-range with P.J. Tucker and Harden making two 3s each to allow Houston to outscore the Pacers 12-2 for the rest of the quarter to make it 89-71 entering the fourth.The Rockets led 54-49 at halftime.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “We’re never satisfied,” he said. “We have a long way to go.”Harden had 29 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds and the Rockets rolled past the Indiana Pacers 118-97 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Rockets improved to 12-1 this month, with the only loss coming on Nov. 14 against Toronto, and their 17-4 record overall is the best in the Western Conference.Thaddeus Young cut the lead to 10 with a hook shot with about eight minutes left. The Rockets put it away with a 16-4 run that made it 110-88 with about four minutes left. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lowry scores season-high 36 as Raptors beat Hornets Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 awardlast_img read more

PBA Season 43 Preview: A giant returns for Ginebra in PH Cup

first_img“We’re hoping that we can replace Joe with the addition of Art, and you know the thing he does,” said Cone. “We feel positive, Greg gives us an edge, but no matter how great we are on paper we have to bring that to the court.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Head Coach: Tim ConeKey Players: LA Tenorio, Greg Slaughter, Scottie ThompsonKey Additions: Jett Manuel, Art dela CruzKey Losses: Jayjay HelterbrandADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The giant is back and Barangay Ginebra is immediately thrust into the title conversation of the Philippine Cup.And head coach Tim Cone is nothing short of excited for his tandem of Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar to tower over the competition and get a crack at the league’s most dominant presence in San Miguel and four-time champion June Mar Fajardo.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 folkSlaughter, who stands at 7-feet, is the only person bigger than the 6-foot-10 Fajardo and paired with the 6-foot-9 Aguilar forms Ginebra’s twin towers in the post.“We’re the only team that has those two types of guys, of course San Miguel has June Mar and [Christian] Standhardinger coming, and you know we’re the only ones right now with that in the All-Filipino,” said Cone. For three straight years, San Miguel has reigned supreme in the Philippine Cup that began with the 4-3 Beeracle over Alaska but Ginebra is hell-bent on stopping that monopoly.Ginebra finished second in the last Philippine Cup after the Beermen walloped the Gin Kings 4-1 in the seven-game series.Cone, however, believes with Slaughter back and an intact lineup the Gin Kings will be able to get over that hump.Apart from Ginebra’s frontcourt presence, the Gin Kings have another tandem in LA Tenorio and Scottie Thompson who provide genius playmaking both in the halfcourt and transition sets.Ginebra also has Art Dela Cruz who can provide added playmaking in the small forward position, the role the injured Joe Devance has.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ LATEST STORIES MVP sees likes of Ravena brothers, Ricci Rivero as future Gilas members View commentslast_img read more

Education Transformation Programme Gets $461 Million

first_img Started in March 2010, the programme, which is being funded by the Government in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), aims to transform and modernise the education system. The Government of Jamaica has provided $461 million for continued implementation of the education transformation programme under the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. The Government of Jamaica has provided $461 million for continued implementation of the education transformation programme under the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.The allocation, which is contained in the 2018/2019 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, will provide for execution of National Standard Curriculum (NSC) workshops for grades two, three, five and six; complete the revision of the National Assessment Programme (NAP) for grades two, six and nine; and commence the transition of staff to the modernised structure.It will also provide for implementation of the human resource, school management, and documentation and file management systems; and support the modernisation legislative agenda, as well as policies on special education, security and safety, school improvement and placement.Started in March 2010, the programme, which is being funded by the Government in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), aims to transform and modernise the education system.It will seek to provide approximately 2,100 additional secondary-school spaces in an effort to support the Ministry’s policy to expand compulsory education from ages 16 to 18, operationalise new agencies that are key to improving capacity for delivering high-quality education, and set up mechanisms to mobilise additional resources for the education sector.A number of targets were achieved up to December 2017 and include roll-out of the NSC at grades one, four and seven to nine; 75 per cent completion of the National Assessment Programme (NAP) revision for grade six, five per cent at grade two and 10 per cent at grade nine; consultation on the drafted Special Education Policy; and the completion and preparation of a concept note for implementation of the ‘School to Work’ transition and APEX programme.In addition, select Ministry offices were refurbished and a new system was procured to improve efficiency at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.The programme was originally slated to be completed in March 2014, but has since been extended to December 2018. It will also provide for implementation of the human resource, school management, and documentation and file management systems; and support the modernisation legislative agenda, as well as policies on special education, security and safety, school improvement and placement. Story Highlightslast_img read more