OAKLAND, California (AP):Golden State’s Stephen Curry scored 37 points and hit six 3-pointers in three quarters as the reigning champions, Warriors, showed that they still rule the NBA’s Western Conference by beating nearest rivals San Antonio 120-90 on Monday.The Spurs were chasing a win that would have left the conference’s top teams only one game apart but were never in the contest against a Warriors team that has now won 39 consecutive home games.Golden State’s Curry had 15 points in the opening quarter and shot 12 for 20 as he recorded a personal best-points total against San Antonio.Kawhi Leonard scored 16 for the sloppy Spurs, who had won their previous 13 games.Chicago came from eight points down in the fourth quarter to win 89-84 at Chicago.Dwyane Wade had 28 points, including 10 in the fourth, and Chris Bosh added 18. Pau Gasol had 19 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Bulls.Memphis’ Jeff Green scored a season-high 30 points to lead the Grizzlies to a 108-102 overtime win against Orlando.Cleveland struggled against Minnesota before a spurt late in the third and early in the fourth that set up a 114-107 win.LeBron James scored 25 points and Tristan Thompson had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Karl Anthony-Towns led Minnesota with 26 points and 11 rebounds.Pint-sized point guard Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points in three quarters, and five other players finished in double figures as Boston defeated Washington 116-91.Atlanta completed a four-game Western Conference road trip with a 119-105 win at Denver, with Paul Millsap scoring 22 points.Detroit’s Reggie Jackson scored 29 points as the Pistons led from go to whoa in beating Utah 95-92.Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins set a team record with 56 points – the most by an NBA player this season – but it was not enough to prevent the Kings losing 129-128 to Charlotte.Houston’s James Harden scored 35 points and Trevor Ariza added a season-high 31, and the Rockets needed all of it to edge undermanned New Orleans 112-111.
“She is the first resident who had lived here that has reached 100,” Chavira said. More than 80 people from within William Penn Manor and from the Whittier area attended the event, a larger group than the community usually sees for Christmas and Thanksgiving celebrations. Stroud was born in Texarkana, Texas, and grew up in Oklahoma with her mother and father, one brother and two sisters. She married in 1936 at the age of 28, and she and husband John continued to live in Oklahoma, although they traveled widely. Stroud visited Singapore, South America, much of Europe and Canada. She also journeyed across the United States several times. Stroud and her husband had no children, and after his death in 1966, she moved to the Whittier area. WHITTIER – One Whittier resident is now a member of an elite group few can ever hope to be a part of: She is a centenarian. Residents and staff at William Penn Manor, a community for seniors, gathered Friday to celebrate Leoline Stroud’s 100th birthday with a fiesta-style party. Although her birthday was Sept. 3, Stroud spent the day with a nephew who came from Missouri to visit. Those in her senior community chose to honor her as part of an already-scheduled party for everyone living at the manor. Emma Chavira, 70, is a resident there and was in charge of planning the festivities. “Both of my sisters were living here, and I came to be with them,” she said. When her sisters passed away, Stroud moved into the newly built William Penn Manor in 1991. The building is owned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and contains about 70 one-bedroom apartments for seniors with limited incomes. The staff at William Penn Manor does not provide full care, and many residents bring in outside help for daily tasks. Social events and emergency on-call services are arranged through HUD. “We are not assisted living, but we do whatever we can to help,” Resident Manager Pat Heuer said. According to Heuer, Stroud is a lively woman who enjoys participating in social events. “She’s very alert and aware of her surroundings,” Heuer said. “We had a real rip-snortin’ party for her 99th birthday.” Stroud’s caretaker and friend, Edna Guzman, said Stroud stays active, still eats well and does many tasks on her own. “She loves to have steak, potatoes and gravy,” Guzman said. “She’s amazing for her age. She still has a sense of humor.” Stroud still does her own laundry, and said she loves to read. In her work as a legal secretary, Stroud learned to type. She still types today, using an old IBM typewriter for everything, from filling out checks to writing letters to her nephew in Missouri. Stroud said she prefers her typewriter to more modern methods of communication. “I’ve never even seen a computer up close, so I don’t really know what they are,” Stroud said. Stroud has no surviving relatives in the area, but the staff and residents at William Penn Manor have become her family. Lydia Obregon, 83, moved into the building 17 years ago, at the same time as Stroud. The two have been close friends since. “She’s got a beautiful personality, and she’s a very loving person,” Obregon said. “She’s always willing to cooperate in every way she can.” firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
SAN JOSE — With their season on the line, the Sharks got captain Joe Pavelski back for Game 7 of their second round series against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday at SAP Center.It’s Pavelski’s first game since April 23 when he suffered a concussion and a cut to his head after the back of his helmet slammed against the ice in Game 7 of the Sharks’ first round series against the Vegas Golden Knights.Pavelski started the game on a line with Tomas Hertl and Evander Kane, as Sharks coach Pete …
There are reasons to be optimistic about the 49ers this season. They have their quarterback back and arguably the best offensive coordinator in football, there are weapons at their disposal, and on the defensive side, they might have one of the best front-sixes (that’s all you get these days) in the NFL.There are plenty of people out there that will tell you that the 2019 Niners are going to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. I’ve even seen the suggestion that they might win the NFC …
8 February 2012 South African direct investment in Africa has increased at four times the rate of the country’s overall foreign direct investment since 1994, according to the latest South Africa Survey, recently published by the SA Institute of Race Relations. According to the survey, total South African direct investment in Africa increased from R3.8-billion in 1994 to R115.7-billion in 2009, or by 31 times. “Over the same period, total South African foreign direct investment stock in all countries increased from R67.7-billion in 1994 to R535.7-billion in 2009, or by eight times,” the Johannesburg-based institute said in a statement this week. The data, sourced from the South African Reserve Bank, shows that the United Kingdom is the single biggest recipient of all South African foreign investment, accounting for 38% of all South African foreign assets. “However, much of this is in the form of non-direct investment, including portfolio investment, and long- and short-term loans” the institute said. “Only 13% of South African investment in the UK is direct (investment by South African residents in undertakings in which they have individually or collectively at least 10% of the voting rights).” By contrast, the survey shows that 76% of all South African investment in Africa is direct investment. Lucy Holborn, research manager at the institute, said that while South African investment in Africa accounts for only 8% of all South African investment outside the country, “the trend over the last 15 years shows that it is growing at a much faster rate.” SAinfo reporter
Days after severing ties with the BJP in Haryana, the Shiromani Akali Dal on Wednesday announced to contest the State Assembly polls in alliance with the Indian National Lok Dal.The SAD, which is the part of the ruling NDA at the Centre, had snapped ties with the BJP in the State after its lone MLA from Kalanwali Balkaur Singh switched sides.SYL canal issue The SAD had contested the 2014 Assembly elections in the State in alliance with the INLD. Their alliance had come to an end in 2017 over the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal issue. On Thursday, Akali candidates will file their nomination papers from Kalanwali, Ratia and Guhla Cheeka. The remaining seats, which would be contested jointly with the INLD, would be declared on October 3, said SAD vice-president Daljit Singh Cheema here on Wednesday evening. He, however, refused to tell on how many seats the SAD will be fielding its candidates. Nomination papers In a statement here, SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said party patron Parkash Singh Badal and INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala would accompany Ratia and Kalanwali candidates for the filing of nomination papers. Rajinder Singh Desujodha, who defected to the SAD from the BJP on Tuesday, will file his nomination papers for the Kalanwali seat while Kulwinder Singh Kunal will submit papers for the Ratia Assembly seat. Ram Kumar Revarh Jagir would be the SAD-INLD candidate from Guhla Cheeka, said Mr. Cheema. Meanwhile, the INLD declared its first list of 64 candidates for the Haryana Assembly elections, slated for October 21.The party’s election committee met in New Delhi under the chairmanship of its national president Om Prakash Chautala and decided on the names.12 women in INLD list In its first list, the party has fielded 12 women candidates. Senior party leader Abhay Singh Chautala will contest from Ellenabad Assembly constituency.Party’s State unit chief B.D. Dhalia said the INLD has taken care to give representation to various sections of society and the candidates were decided accordingly.While INLD has fielded former MLA Dilbagh Singh from Yamunanagar, its former MLA Sita Ram is in the fray from Dabwali seat, where Abhay’s sister-in-law and Jannayak Janta Party’s Naina Chautala is the sitting legislator.On September 25, O.P. Chautala had announced that the party would give 33% reservation to women in the distribution of tickets. The INLD saw a split in 2018 after there was a bitter power struggle between the two brothers — Ajay Chautala and Abhay Chautala. (With PTI inputs)