first_imgAll the newspapers, particularly the Kotoko Weekly said Asante Kotoko was ready for Africa and the first casualty should be Liberian champions, Barrack Young Controllers.It was in the 1/16th preliminary qualifying round of the CAF Championship League at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.Ghanaian soccer fans had expected a massive victory of more than three goals to nothing against the Liberian champions which sadly for them could not happen.For one thing, while Asante Kotoko was hosting BYC, Berekum Chelsea was scheduled to engage Atlabar FC from South Sudan in another Champions League match while Medeama SC was expected to battle FC Panthers of Equatorial Guinea.Another Ghanaian club Mysterious Ebusua Dwarfs had Senegalese side Diaraf FC to contend with.So then Asante Kotoko had the burden to take lead and let other clubs follow.And the Barrack Young Controllers would be the sacrificial lambs.Until the game on Sunday, February 9, the mood among Ghanaian soccer fans, particularly those of Asante Kotoko was that of optimism.Another point that increased their expectation was that during last year’s tournament, Kotoko had eliminated their opponents from Equatorial Guinea 7-1 on goal aggregate.Kotoko executed a 4-4-2 formation but Barrack Young Controllers had a pack midfield and utilized the wings, one of the few that forced Kotoko to concede the direct kick that Isaac Pupo got the equalizer in the 41st minute to cancel Kotoko’s lead. With Kotoko’s pressure to get goals, BYC recoiled in their defense but with occasional counter-attacks.Absorbing the pressure from Kotoko, BYC would open up when it was necessary but it was clear that the sustained pressure from Kotoko would crumble their defense, which resulted to Kotoko’s two goals.For example, BYC made their first attempt in the 19th minute but Junior Barshall sent a feeble shot that goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye collected without any problem.When Isaac Pupo’s direct kick zoomed into the net for the equalizer, it placed enormous pressure on Kotoko since a possible draw could end the dream of the Porcupine Warriors (Asante Kotoko).Kwabena Adusei restored Kotoko’s lead in the 71st minute from another spot kick won by Seidu Bansey from a 50-50 challenge with BYC’s goalie, Nathaniel Sherman.Goalkeeper Nathaniel Sherman played a yeoman’s game and stood up gallantly against Kotoko’s several onslaughts which in the end send the whole of Kumasi to an early bed, and as a result prepared a second leg 50-50 chance in Monrovia this coming Sunday.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgNearly two years after completing the Public Health Ministry’s Medex programme, several graduates are still awaiting employment.Guyana Times was told on Tuesday that 25 graduates who successfully completed the four-year training programme in 2015, are still awaiting placements at health facilities. This situation has persisted despite the students having completed their three-month internship requirement in early 2016.Public Health Minister Volda LawrenceOne of the aggrieved medical personnel explained the group was first promised placements at health centres across the country, almost one year ago.“After [receiving training between] 2011-2015, they (Public Health Ministry) had us on internship. Afterwards in April 2016, they said we’re gonna start working because we were assigned to the various health centres, who [would be] going to region Eight or Nine,” the student highlighted.It was further disclosed that their grievances were initially communicated through the then Chief Medex, and Director of Health Sciences and Education Faculty, Public Health Ministry, Wilton Benn.Guyana Times understands that Benn was expected to undertake measures to revise the medex curriculum, to award students with a University qualification.“The curriculum was supposed to be revised and we were supposed to be accredited by the University of Guyana with an associate diploma. With revising the curriculum, he (Wilton Benn) was supposed to submit it to the University of Guyana. Four years passed during the time of the training and he apparently didn’t revise it,” another frustrated student pointed out.It was noted that the medex graduates were “promised” that as soon as their training finished, they would commence work.“We’ve been home over a year; we were supposed to start working and that never happened and we called to find out what’s going on, they gave us different story [saying] that some of the documents already gone up to UG [but] when you called up to UG, there’s nothing there,” this publication was told.This newspaper however understands that current Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence met with several persons within the University but it is unclear if the students’ concerns were discussed or addressed. The students claim that they made attempts to contact the Minister.“We asked this year to get an audience with the now Minister of Health, [Volda Lawrence] but we never got through to her office but we got an email saying that she is meeting with the University of Guyana but we still haven’t heard anything,” this publication was told.Efforts by Guyana Times to contract the Minister on Tuesday proved futile.This newspaper was however informed that dialogue with health officials were sought even before Minister Lawrence was transferred to the post. The graduates had met with then Minister, Dr George Norton and Minister within the Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings.“Everything turned out to be nothing,” one of the students told this publication.The students have recently sought legal advice in efforts to seek redress for their non-placement.“Since it’s been a year, [we met] with a lawyer because our contract is nulled as a year is finished, meaning the Government doesn’t have a contract with us anymore. We are trying to work around that but it seems to be in vain too,” this publication was further told.A delegation of students took their concerns to the Ministry of the Presidency but they were reportedly told at the gates to leave their contact information. The students claim that to date, they have not been contacted. “We called and never got through so everything was like a dead end because everybody is saying that they’re gonna get back to us”.Earlier this month, several students who graduated from the University’s pharmacy programme had claimed that their lives were at a virtual standstill as they had been waiting for several months to commence their internship programme at the Georgetown Public Hospital. This programme is necessary for those students to obtain their licences to practise their craft.Guyana Times had been told that the said programme should have commenced in early January but it was alleged that the Pharmacy Council was unprepared to facilitate the process.last_img read more


first_imgVolunteers working on the stage for next week’s Lennon FestivalTHERE’S just a few days left to the Lennon Festival kicks off.And work has started on the stage in Ramelton which will be at the centre of the week-long annual festival.Volunteers spent Tuesday evening making sure the stage was perfectly level using some old-fashioned spirit levels….bottles of beer! The festival proper begins on Friday, July 12 and continues until Monday, July 15.But there will be loads of events from next Wednesday, including a raft race and a children’s crab-fishing competition. RAMELTON VOLUNTEERS TAKE CENTRE STAGE WITH SOME OLD-FASHIONED SPIRIT LEVELS was last modified: July 2nd, 2013 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:RAMELTON VOLUNTEERS TAKE CENTRE STAGE WITH SOME OLD-FASHIONED SPIRIT LEVELSlast_img read more


first_img ITA Central Regional TULSA, Okla. – The Drake University men’s tennis team had student-athletes advance in both singles and doubles action Friday, Oct. 19, during the second day of competition at the ITA Central Regional Championship.Senior Vinny Gillespie (Stirling, Scotland) was the lone singles player to advance through Thursday’s first two rounds. Friday, he continued to advance by defeating Wichita State’s Haru Inoue, 7-6, 6-2. Gillespie is one of 16 remaining competitors in the field and will face Tulsa’s Majed Kilani Saturday morning at 10 a.m.Gillespie also teamed up with Barny Thorold (Loughborough, England) in doubles action to defeat Minnesota’s Allen/Ogilvy, 8-4. The duo will face Oklahoma’s Calvo/Van Emburgh Saturday at 4 p.m. ITA Central Regional3rd Round SinglesVinny Gillespie (Drake) def. Haru Inoue (WSU), 7-6, 6-23rd Round DoublesGillespie/Thorold (Drake) def. Allen/Ogilvy (Minn.), 8-42nd Round DoublesGillespie/Thorold (Drake) def. Callegari/Carmichael (UND), 8-3Lawley/Ouattara (Omaha) def. MacGeoch/Powell (Drake), WOAllaf/Larsen (Iowa) def. Clark/Philips (Drake), 8-2 Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Story Linkslast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Producers may want to recondition soybeans that were harvested at lower moisture contents to bring the moisture content up to the market standard of 13%. On a 40-bushel-per-acre yield, harvesting soybeans at 9% moisture content, rather than 13%, is equal to 1.8 bushels of lost weight per acre. At $9 per bushel, that is $16.20 per acre.Just as grain is dried with bin fans, soybeans can be reconditioned by operating fans during periods with the desired air temperature and relative humidity. Reconditioning requires high airflow rates for several weeks using air with an average relative humidity of about 70% to recondition soybeans to 13% during normal fall temperatures of 30 to 60 F. Be aware that the air will be heated three to five degrees as it goes through the fan, which reduces the air relative humidity slightly.A reconditioning zone develops and moves slowly through the bin in the direction of the airflow, which is similar to a drying zone in natural-air drying. Reconditioning occurs the fastest when the airflow rate, cubic feet of airflow per minute per bushel (cfm/bu.), is high and the air is warm and humid. It will be the most successful in a drying bin with a fully perforated floor and a fan that can deliver at least 0.75 cfm/bu. Even with this airflow, moving a reconditioning front all the way through the bin would probably take at least a month of fan operation.Producers need to compare the cost of fan operation with the benefit of marketing at the desired moisture content. To estimate the cost of operating the fan, assume a one horsepower fan motor will use one kilowatt (kW) of electricity for each hour of operation. For example, if reconditioning the soybeans takes 30 days of fan operation, that is 720 hours. Achieving an airflow rate of 0.75 cfm/bu on a 42-foot-diameter bin filled 20 feet deep with soybeans would require a 15 horsepower fan. The cost to operate the fan, assuming an electricity cost of 10 cents per kilowatt-hour, is $1,080.Increasing the moisture content from 9 to 13% would increase the quantity of soybeans by 1,019 bushels. At a price of $9 per bushel, this is worth $9,171, which is more than the cost of operating the fan in this example. You would need only a 3 hp fan to provide an airflow rate of about 0.25 cfm/bu., but reconditioning the beans would take about 90 days.If the fan is operated just in periods of very high humidity, such as during fog or when the relative humidity is near 100%, the soybeans in part of the bin would be too wet to be stored safely. Mixing the wet layers with dry layers would reduce the spoilage risk and discounts for marketing wet beans. However, stirring increases the bean damage. Emptying the bin and moving the beans through a grain-handling system will provide only limited mixing because the majority of the grain comes from the top of the bin in a funnel shape with a center unloading sump.A humidistat can operate the fan when the relative humidity will average about 70%. Even though the humidity level varies considerably during the day, it will average about 70% if the fan is operated for a time when the humidity is 90% and for an equal time when it is 50%. Setting the humidistat to operate the fan when the humidity exceeds about 55% would be a reasonable starting point. However, the humidity setting would need to be adjusted based on a measured soybean moisture content.To avoid wetting the beans to moisture levels unsafe for storage, add a second humidistat to stop the fan when the relative humidity reaches very high levels or use a microprocessor-based fan controller that monitors temperature and humidity, and runs the fan only when air conditions will bring the crop to the desired moisture content. A disadvantage of these options is that the fan does not run as many hours. Controlling the fan manually and operating it during the night and a portion of the day, based on the measured humidity, is another option, but fan and moisture control is not as accurate with this method.Soybeans expand when they absorb moisture, so a moisture content increase of more than a point or two could create enough pressure to damage the grain bin’s bolted connections or even cause the bin to rupture. The bin warranty may be voided if damage occurs while reconditioning grain.One way to reduce the pressure is to unload some beans from the bin periodically. Another way to reduce the damage potential is to use a negative pressure system to pull humid air down through the soybeans and remove the soybeans from the top of the bin as they are reconditioned. An additional way to reduce the pressure is to use a vertical-stirring auger to mix the beans periodically. Unfortunately, these methods of reducing pressure have not been well researched and are based on field experience primarily with smaller bins.For more information about reconditioning, drying, handling and storing soybeans, visit the NDSU Extension Service’s soybean production guide at http://tinyurl.com/ndsusoybeanproduction  and NDSU’s grain drying and storage website at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/graindrying.last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseIn March of 2018, the Anderson family got more bad news. Randy Anderson, who had been fighting cancer for several years, found out it had spread. His daughter, Casey Heath, wanted to do something to help her father focus on something other than his pain and health issues. At the same time, Casey and her husband were contemplating selling their home in Sandusky so she could move closer to Bluffton to work at Anderson Tractor Supply, the family’s business in northwest Ohio.The situation prompted Casey to do an unusual Google search to find out about the television game show “Deal or No Deal.”“Dad was going through a lot of health issues and he is a tremendously big fan of the show. We had gotten some bad news about him and I thought, ‘I’m just going to Google this to see if we can get on the show.’ I had no words for him that could make him feel better, but I thought if ICasey Heath concentrates on which case to pick. Photo provided by Casey Heath.could do this crazy experience for our family maybe it would be a good distraction and better than any words I could say to him. And, the time was right to move back closer to my home before our kids are in school, so the finances were definitely in the back of our minds too,” Casey said. “I found out the show went off the air in 2009. I didn’t ever realize that because my Dad watches it all the time. He DVRs them and just watches them over and over again. But lo and behold, they were starting it back up in 2018. When I went to apply online I had no knowledge of all that. I probably wouldn’t have ever Googled it if I had known it was off the air. It was a 2-hour long application process. I was originally going to pretend I was my Dad and apply, but then I realized they needed references and all sorts of stories. I couldn’t pretend I was him to do this. My intention going into it was to do it all for my Dad, but I had to do it as myself.“After that, once a month, if not every other week, I was hearing from them. We had to do a Skype interview and we had to do a game play on Skype with our whole family. Then we had to do a background check. They weed you out. All along the way we never knew if we’d get on the show. Then, they said they’d fly eight of us down to Orlando and they wanted to film in July.”Casey, her husband, siblings and parents were on the episode that first aired on Dec. 5, 2018. On the show hosted by Howie Mandel, contestants must choose from 26 cases containing dollar amounts ranging from $.01 to $1 million. The game starts with the contestant selecting the case that will not be opened until the end. The player then chooses cases to eliminate one by one in hopes that the last case contains a high dollar amount, which the contestant wins. As the player chooses cases, the dollar amounts are revealed and eliminated. Periodically as more cases are opened, the contestant is offered sums of money to buy the last case and end the game. The contestant has to decide to take the offer or continue opening cases in hopes of getting more in future offers or in the final case. The offers vary depending on the dollar amounts that remain in play.“We flew into Orlando and we had to be at the studio at noon the next day. When you get there, you go through hair and wardrobe. Then the producers help keep you calm by having you practice telling your story. I never met Howie Mandel until I stepped on the stage. We were the third show they were filming that day,” Casey said. “When I went on stage I was kind of having an out of body experience. I was freaking out a little and nervous about telling my story. An important question you have to answer is what we would use the money for. Many people can relate to moving home and working at a family business. After the introductions were over, you just pick cases and go for it.”The episode featuring Casey and her family had a unique twist. Casey was onstage with most of her family nearby to advise her. She was given the choice to eliminate a family member each round for $5,000.“They did not warn me that they were going to do the eliminate-family-members thing. They do different things like that for every show. On one show, they had a guy cut off his beard for $10,000. They make each one different. Eliminating family members was so hard because I knew what all they did to get there. They had to do background checks and have people watch their kids and take off work. They worked so hard to be there and then I had to eliminate them,” Casey said. “That was not much fun, but $5,000 per person was enough that they all said ‘Send me out of here.’”Finally it was just Casey, Howie and Randy. Casey was given the chance to send her Dad away for an additional $5,000 in the final round of the game. She declined the money and kept her Dad on stage for a few more minutes. Those last few minutes with her Dad on stage, and his expert advice from watching the show, were worth much more than $5,000, Casey said.The experience was even more special because they shipped Randy’s actual recliner from home to place on the stage of the show.“Through the whole process I kept telling the producer that this was about my Dad. The producer asked if my Dad had a chair he sits in all the time. My Dad sits in a reclining rocking chair. The producer asked if there was any way we could get the chair to them. Because of Anderson Tractor, we could. My sister works at a furniture store and she got a recliner box and we shipped it,” Casey said. “We told Dad that my younger brother had broken his chair and that it had to be shipped out to be repaired. We wrapped it up and shipped it by truck to Florida for the show. They paid to get it shipped there.”“The models [who hold the cases for contestants to pick on the show] were really nice too. They are rooting for you. They have to stand there for three hours in four-inch heels. You can tell their feet are killing them,” Casey said. “My dad’s favorite is Patricia, case No. 9. She was on the original shows and she’s back. We got to get a family picture with Patricia Case No. 9. She was so nice.” Photo provided by Casey Heath.With his chair onstage, Randy got to advise his daughter and chat with Howie.“Dad is funny and he did not change who he was for Howie,” Casey said. “He even asked, ‘Have you ever seen this show, Howie?’ We always laugh at that part. Howie said back, ‘Honestly, not from this angle’ as he sat in my Dad’s chair onstage. Dad will never get rid of that recliner now that Howie Mandel sat in it.”Casey did well with her selections and the offers got higher as she opened more cases. She turned down several offers for high dollar figures.“The amounts they were offering me were crazy. One side of my brain was telling me, ‘You’re turning down $70,000?’” Casey said. “I am a really conservative person but I was brave enough to go as far as my Dad thought I should with his strategy. I ended up getting a low number in the last case I picked and my offer went way up.”When the show was over, the last offer and the money she’d made sending family members away totaled $133,000 — enough to make the financial leap for Casey to return to the family business and build a house with her husband and two children. The family memories from the experience have no price tag.“God intervened and gave us the gift of that distraction. Dad just lights up when we talk about the show,” Casey said. “When you see it now you remember things differently. Now when we watch it I can tell that it is a delight to my Dad. It makes us laugh and cry and have all of these emotions every time.”To see highlights from the show, visit: dealornodeal.cnbc.com/video/2018/12/06/casey-heath-describes-her-experience-on-deal-or-no-deal-as-the-most-epic-ride.html.Casey Heath celebrates with her father Randy Anderson on “Deal or No Deal.” Photo provided by Casey Heath.last_img read more


first_imgOdisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik attacked the BJP-led Central government at a series of election campaign meetings in Bolangir and Kandhamal parliamentary constituencies on Thursday.Mr. Patnaik first addressed a public meeting at Biramaharajpur under the Bolangir parliamentary constituency. From there he reached the Kandhamal parliamentary constituency to address public meetings at Purunakatak, Kantamal, Daringbadi and Phiringia.At all public meetings, he alleged that the Centre was conspiring to stop the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme of the State government that has already benefited 40 lakh peasants. The Chief Minister promised that on the first day of his next government, two instalments of the scheme worth ₹10,000 will be disbursed to farmers who have not benefited so far.Mr. Patnaik criticised the Central government for failing to keep its promise of doubling the minimum support price of paddy. He asked why the Centre had stopped financing the State’s KBK Yojana and scholarship funds for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students. At meetings in Kandhamal district, he lamented that even after the State government had provided land and support, railway tracks have not reached the area.Pradhan’s counterAddressing public meetings at Khallikote and Kavisuryanagar under the Aska parliamentary constituency, BJP leader and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan hit out at Mr. Patnaik for saying the BJD will play a crucial role in government formation at the Centre if there was a fractured mandate. Mr. Pradhan asked why the Odisha CM wants a weak government at the Centre that cannot give a fitting reply to terrorists and enemies. He alleged that while Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants a strong government at the Centre, leaders such as Mr. Patnaik and those of the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ wanted a weak government for their own gains.last_img read more


first_imgIndia’s financial regulator has reached a deal with the former owners of the Gold Coast Sheraton Mirage hotel to get its hands on tens of millions of dollars that were allegedly the proceeds of one of the world’s biggest Ponzi schemes.But the proposed deal, revealed in the Federal Court in Brisbane on Tuesday, freezes out 37,000 Indians seeking their own justice in the Australian courts after being ripped off in illegal land investment schemes in India allegedly run by the Pearls group and associated companies.Read it at SMH Related Itemslast_img read more


first_imgSerena and Venus Williams will both be heading home early after losing to little-known opponents at the French OpenInstead of playing each other this week at the French Open, Serena and Venus Williams will both be heading home early.The American sisters both lost in the second round on Wednesday, each being outplayed by little-known opponents at Roland Garros.Serena, the defending French Open champion and a 17-time major winner, lost to Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-2, 6-2. It is her earliest exit at a major tournament since falling in the first round at Roland Garros two years ago – and her most-lopsided loss ever at a Grand Slam.A short time earlier, older sister Venus was eliminated by Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.The Williams siblings would have met in the third round had they both won.”It was one of those days. You can’t be on every day, and, gosh, I hate to be off during a Grand Slam,” the top-seeded Serena said. “It happens, you know. It’s not the end of the world. It is what it is.”The sisters have lost on the same day at a major tournament twice before, with the last coming in the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2011. The other time was at the French Open in 2008 in the third round.With Li Na also eliminated, it is the first time in the Open era that the top two seeded women have lost before the third round at any Grand Slam tournament.advertisementSerena struggled from the start against the 20-year-old Muguruza and finished the match with only eight winners and 29 unforced errors.”Just nothing really worked,” Serena said. “I don’t know anything that actually worked.”Muguruza was playing at the French Open for only the second time in her career. She lost in the second round last year, but reached the fourth round at the Australian Open in January.Venus’ loss was the eighth time in her last nine major tournaments that she has failed to win more than one match.The seven-time Grand Slam champion won the first set and was up an early break in the second. But the 19-year-old Schmiedlova responded by taking eight of nine games and won 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.”I felt like this was a match that I was most likely going to win. I’m sure, I don’t know how Serena felt, but I’m sure she feels like that every time she goes on the court,” Venus said. “So I think our expectation was to play in the next round.”Since reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2011, Venus has been eliminated in the first or second round at every Grand Slam tournament she has played except the 2013 Australian Open, where she reached the third round.At 33 years old, Venus is far from her best. But she has been having a solid season in 2014, winning a hard-court title in Dubai and reaching the final in Auckland.Against Schmiedlova, the 29th-seeded Venus ended up with 47 unforced errors. Schmiedlova had only 20.Venus won the last of her seven major titles at Wimbledon in 2008. She has never won the French Open, but lost to Serena in the 2002 final in their only meeting at Roland Garros.No. 12 Flavia Pennetta of Italy also lost, while No. 8 Angelique Kerber of Germany and No. 18 Eugenie Bouchard of Canada won.Also Wednesday, 2012 French Open champion Maria Sharapova was scheduled to play.In the men’s tournament, both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic made it through to the third round.Federer beat Argentine qualifier Diego Sebastian Schwartzman 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday, while the second-seeded Djokovic defeated Jeremy Chardy of France 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.Djokovic needs to win the French Open to complete a career Grand Slam.No. 8 Milos Raonic of Canada, No. 6 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, No. 18 Ernets Gulbis of Latvia, No. 25 Marin Cilic of Croatia, No. 27 Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, No. 29 Gilles Simon of France and No. 31 Dmitry Tursunov of Russia also advanced to the third round.No. 15 Mikhail Youzhny of Russia and No. 20 Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine lost.One match that carried over from the first round ended quickly Wednesday with Steve Johnson of the United States advancing. The American saved two match points on Tuesday in the third set before completing a 4-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-3 win over Laurent Lokoli of France.The match had been suspended because of darkness on Tuesday night with Johnson leading 3-1 in the fifth.last_img read more


first_imgJames watched from the Lakers’ bench in street clothes. The four-time NBA MVP has resumed shooting, but coach Luke Walton still isn’t guessing how long he will be out.Kyle Kuzma also sat out the second half for the Lakers with a bruised lower back. The starting forward had just four points in the first half.Westbrook recorded his 115th career triple-double despite his horrific shooting, which included a 1-of-7 showing on 3-pointers. Westbrook still has 11 triple-doubles this season and eight in his last 15 games.George also struggled with his outside shooting, going 2 of 11 from beyond the arc, but otherwise carved up the Lakers’ perimeter defense despite picking up his third foul in the first quarter and heading to the bench amid a chorus of delighted boos. When he returned in the second quarter, George immediately went to work with 13 points in nine minutes.George and the Thunder appeared to draw motivation from the booing. George got a technical foul for slapping the backboard after slamming an alley-oop from Westbrook, who mimicked Lakers guard Lance Stephenson’s air guitar celebration moments later when George drew a foul from Stephenson while hitting a jumper.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George reacts after making a basket during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Thunder won 107-100. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES — Paul George scored 37 points while getting booed whenever he touched the ball by Lakers fans still angry he didn’t choose their team in free agency, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 107-100 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night.Russell Westbrook had 14 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists despite 3-for-20 shooting, but his fellow Southern California native was the center of attention in the Thunder’s only visit to the Lakers this season.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?center_img LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The Lakers fell into another fourth-quarter scoring drought, going more than six minutes without a field goal while the Thunder made an 11-0 run.TIP-INSThunder: Spanish guard Alex Abrines missed his fifth consecutive game for personal reasons. … The Thunder host the Lakers on Jan. 17.Lakers: Rajon Rondo also missed his fourth straight game and watched from the bench. The veteran point guard won’t be back from hand surgery for a month. … Michael Beasley missed his 13th consecutive game for personal reasons. His mother died last month.UP NEXTThunder: At Trail Blazers on Friday.Lakers: Host Knicks on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next George scored nine points in the fourth quarter while the Thunder rallied from a five-point deficit and easily held on for their seventh win in 10 games.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 18 of his 25 points in the first half for the Lakers, who dropped to 1-3 during LeBron James’ absence with a groin injury. Los Angeles has lost six of nine overall after its offense managed just six field goals in the fourth quarter, along with the Lakers’ usual awful free-throw shooting.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionThe boos started early for George, whose perceived crime is his decision to re-sign quickly with Oklahoma City when he became a free agent last summer. George didn’t even deign to meet with the Lakers about a return to his home state after years of hopeful speculation by Lakers fans and Magic Johnson, who wanted to team James with George.Some Lakers fans chanted “We don’t need you!” at George in the fourth quarter while he sewed up the Thunder’s win. BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jimmy Alapag joins San Miguel coaching staff View commentslast_img read more