DeAndre Jordan gets another double-double as Dallas Mavericks top Chicago Bulls

first_imgWWE star Roman Reigns reveals leukemia has returned, relinquishes belt LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Robin Lopez wasn’t happy with referee Sean Corbin’s explanation after the Chicago center was called for a foul when he got tangled with Dwight Powell in the first quarter. Lopez appeared upset that Corbin said he was “trying to help” the big man from Stanford, and Lopez used the word “platitudes” in his retort. The big word was preceded by an expletive, and Corbin signaled for a technical foul.TIP-INSBulls: Carter was badly overshadowed by Doncic in the matchup of top 10 picks from this year’s draft. He finished with four points, but did lead the Bulls with nine rebounds. … Justin Holliday scored 16 points, and Bobby Portis had 12.Mavericks: Doncic became youngest Dallas player to record a 20-point game with 26 in his home debut, a 140-136 win over Minnesota. He beat Smith, who did it as a rookie last November, by 113 days. … Harrison Barnes (hamstring) and Dirk Nowitzki (ankle) are still awaiting their season debuts. Devin Harris missed a second straight game with a hamstring injury.UP NEXTBulls: Charlotte at home Wednesday.Mavericks: At Atlanta on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Dallas Mavericks reacts after scoring against Kris Dunn #32 of the Chicago Bulls in the third quarter at American Airlines Center on October 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFPDALLAS — DeAndre Jordan became the first Dallas player in 24 years to start a season with three straight double-doubles, getting 18 points and 16 rebounds to help the Mavericks beat the Chicago Bulls 115-109 on Monday night.Luka Doncic scored 19 in the 19-year-old’s second home game, another win that put the Mavericks (2-1) over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2015-16 season.ADVERTISEMENT Chicago cut a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to five in the final minute, but Doncic, the third overall pick, collected a bad pass by No. 7 overall choice Wendell Carter Jr. in the backcourt after a Dallas miss and hit the layup.The last Dallas player with three straight double-doubles to start a season was Popeye Jones in 1994.BACK AND FORTHThere were 12 lead changes in the first half, including on seven straight buckets early in the second quarter. The last was on a 3-pointer by LaVine for a 47-45 Chicago lead. There were three more ties before halftime, with Cameron Payne hitting a floater in the final minute to put the Bulls up 61-59 at the break. The game finished with 17 lead changes.CHOICE WORD, TECHADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Zach LaVine scored 34 for the Bulls and is the third Chicago player to open a season with three straight 30-point games. The others were Michael Jordan in 1986 and Bob Love in 1971.Wesley Matthews led six Dallas players in double figures with 20 points. Maxi Kleber, Dwight Powell and Dorian Finney-Smith scored 12 apiece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJ.J. Barea scored nine, including a long 3-pointer just before the third-quarter buzzer. The 30-footer, Barea’s only make in seven shots behind the arc, was part of a 14-2 run covering the third and fourth quarters for a 96-86 lead after neither team had been up by more than five.Jabari Parker scored 20 points for Chicago but had just four after halftime as the Bulls dropped to 0-3 for the second straight year.last_img read more

Read More →

“Apostle John Adolphus During, Ambassador For Life”

first_img“There was a man sent from God whose name was ‘JOHN’ Adolphus During, to bear witness of the Light” (John 1:6)Apostle John Adolphus During, Ambassador for Life! You lived a good life, a life heavily invested in service to God and humanity. You are a true Ambassador for your country of Liberia, and for your Heavenly Homeland, and I should add here that you were a great Ambassador for the Faith Fellowship Ministries International, which you represented as its ‘stellar’ Liberian Overseer.Apostle John During, Ambassador for Life! Here lies a great man, a man of great spiritual stature, a man so kind-hearted, tender, humble, and understanding. Yes, a family man who cherished family values, who upheld the sanctity of marriage, and manifested community spirit in all he said and did. He was a plain man who had nothing to hide, a man so open and real. He related with ordinary people on the streets with much simplicity and deep love – no airs about personal prestige, political position, or social status. He was indeed a man who believed that the Cross ofJesus Christ levels all men just the same way it preserves the dignity of each person. We saw this Ambassador for Life when He came to the States a couple years ago, and I turned over to him the Pulpit of Amazing Grace Church. Yet he thought it not robbery to preach each Sunday for almost three months, commuting -yes, driving himself- over an hour each way and was never late! And those of you who knew him at the spiritual level, know that he declared the ‘unadulterated’ Word of God each and every Sunday, whether the congregation was large or small! That’s why, when Apostle Williams and I met him for the first time, in November 2007, it only took ONE HOUR for him to decide to become a Member of Faith Fellowship Ministries International, and just 8 days later, we Consecrated him Bishop, and appointed him Overseer of the FFMI Liberian Region, where he served faithfully until his death. When Faith Fellowship Ministries Internationally came under the Apostolic Anointing, Apostle During, along with Apostle Williams, Overseer for Africa, was elevated and Consecrated Apostle on October 19, 2008, along with his dear wife, who was Consecrated Prophetess, right here in Soul Saving Clinic of Jesus Christ! He was a man whose philosophy of life is not different from the one aptly put by a sage of another age:“Do all the good you canTo all the people you canIn all the places you canBy all the means you canAs long as ever you canFor the sake of Jesus Christ.”Apostle John During, Ambassador for Life! His lying in state just reminds me of the writing of John Donne, the English poet and philosopher, where he said:“No man is an island, entire of itself;Every man is a piece of the Continent,A part of the main; any man’s death diminishes me,Because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”Apostle John During’s death declares in no uncertain terms that death is a reality of which eternal life in Jesus Christ is a greater reality. Whoever dies in Jesus Christ dies to live again. For a child of God, death is never final, and as the word of God makes abundantly clear, death for the Christian is only a sleep, and as we know, we all sleep to wake up.Apostle John During! Ambassador for Life! We know where he is right now – in the bosom of the Lord Jesus. We are confident that his good works on earth followed him to his heavenly home. The Lord who knows what we don’t know, thought it wise to call him home at this time.For us who are left behind, let us be aware that every human being will face the reality of death some time, some day. Who knows when? It, therefore, becomes absolutely imperative that we surrender our lives individually to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. For in Him alone our “past is settled, our present makes sense, and our future is secure.”For the family members, especially his beloved wife, Prophetess Oretha, the children, and Soul Cleansing Clinic of Jesus Christ, we encourage you to take heart, as Jesus directed His disciples, “Let not your hearts be troubled, you believe in God, believe also in Me.” May the Spirit of the risen Lord put in your hearts the right words of comfort! For He is the trusted Comforter. Our hope in Christ is stronger than death. Beyond the grave there is hope. Prophetess, your husband is alive in the presence of God. So, Be encouraged and strengthened within you. The grace of God is upon you. The mandate of Heaven is resting upon you. The watchful eyes of Jehovah are upon you. He will neither leave you nor forsake you. He will keep you and sustain you. We decree and declare that It is well with your soul. The Faith Fellowship Ministries International Family stands in solidarity with you at this painful hour, and we hold you continuously in our thoughts and prayers. Yet, We can still affirm that Jesus is Lord!John Wesley wrote these words at the death of his beloved colleague, George Whitefield, and I lift them up at the death of my dear friend and brother in Christ, Apostle John Adolphus During, Ambassador for Life…“Servant of God, well done! Thy glorious warfare’s past;The battle’s fought, the race is won, And thou art crowned at last.So, on December 28, 2015, “There was a man -CALLED- by God whose name was JOHN ADOLPHUS DURING…who bore witness of the Light,” to which His Master declared, “Well done, John! Come home!” Done by order of Apostle Joseph Ellis Taylor, Presiding Prelate, Faith Fellowship Ministries International, headquarters, Washington, DC, USA.; Apostle Wilbert Williams, Overseer, African Region; Apostle Ethel Taylor, Overseer, Women’s Ministry International; and the Counsel of Apostles of FFMI. The Lord be with you and with your spirit. Amen.…Until we meet again, Dear Apostle, Ambassador for Life, Shalom!Apostle Ethel Taylor is wife of Apostle Joseph Ellis Taylor, the Presiding Prelate, of Apostle John Adolphus During, under whose hand, Apostle During was Consecrated, first, Bishop and a year later, he was Consecrated Apostle, along with his beloved wife, who was consecrated Prophetess Oretha During. Apostle Ethel Taylor is accompanied by Apostle Wilbert Williams, Overseer for Africa, and Prophetess Valerie Patterson, Adjutant, for the celebration.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Read More →