TIP-INSWarriors: Golden State, 6 of 15 from the free throw line during Thursday’s game, made its first 10 Saturday, and went 23 of 28 overall. … The Warriors had three technical fouls in the game, including one on Durant for hanging on the rim.Trail Blazers: Lillard’s fifth 40-point game this season ties a career high. He also scored 40 points five times during the 2016-17 season.MISFIRED SHOTAfter Iguodala’s heave into the stands at the end of the first half, officials spent more than a minute at a courtside monitor before deeming his throw a “hostile act,” warranting an ejection.“Andre said he was just shooting the ball,” Kerr said. “It wasn’t a very good shot. Went a little long.”UP NEXTWarriors: Monday night at PhoenixTrail Blazers: Sunday night at home against Philadelphia. Thompson, who grew up in Portland as the son of former Trail Blazer Mychal Thompson, scored 32 points Saturday night to lead Golden State to a 115-105 victory.Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant each had 25 points as Golden State evened the score after losing at home to Portland 110-109 on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefThompson broke out by hitting 12 of 21 shots, going 4 of 5 from 3-point range. At one point after making a 3-pointer, Thompson began talking to his right hand.What did Thompson say? MOST READ Damian Lillard hit six 3-pointers and scored 40 points. It was the fifth time this season Lillard, who made the go-ahead 3-pointer in the victory at Oracle Arena, has scored at least 40 points.Golden State avenged that loss with improved shooting and better defense. The Warriors shot 50 percent from the floor (40 of 80), and made 12 of 25 from 3-point range.Durant was 10 of 19 from the floor, while Kevin Looney was 5 of 6, and made his first 3-pointer of the season.Kerr said it made a difference on defense to expand his rotation to 11 players Saturday.“I didn’t like what I did the other night, playing eight guys,” Kerr said. “I thought everybody who stepped on the floor did a really good job for us.”Jusuf Nurkic finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Blazers.Leading 30-27 after one quarter, Golden State scored the first 10 points of the second, including seven consecutive by Curry. Golden State led by as many as 17 points during the first half, settling for a 58-50 halftime lead.But the Warriors lost Andre Iguodala at halftime after he was ejected for hurling the ball deep into the end zone seats at the buzzer.Though Lillard scored 20 points during the third quarter, Golden State increased its lead to 93-83. The Warriors led by as many as 18 points in the fourth before holding off a late Portland rally.“We kept battling. I thought we made some good comebacks, but in the end, we let our guard down a few times. When you let your guard down, they take advantage of it,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said. LATEST STORIES Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, puts up a shot on Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, left during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)PORTLAND, Oregon— A road game for the Golden State Warriors felt a little like home for Klay Thompson.Perhaps that helped him shoot his way out of a slump.ADVERTISEMENT James Harden keeps rolling with 41 as Rockets overcome Pelicans Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño “I missed you. It’s good to see you again,” Thompson said. “It’s been a five-game absence or so where he hasn’t been in the game, so to finally see the ball go in at a high rate felt really good.”Golden State coach Steve Kerr said there wasn’t anything different about Thompson’s game. He was merely due.“Shots just went in,” Kerr said. “I didn’t think the quality of his shot attempts looked that much better. I think the law of averages just took over.”If there’s a place outside Oakland where Thompson feels most comfortable, it’s Portland’s Moda Center, known as the Rose Garden during his childhood.“It’s like a second home here. I was very fortunate to come to a lot of Blazer games at the Rose Garden,” Thompson said. “To be back here playing for my family is surreal. It feels like I’m getting old. It feels like yesterday I was back in these hallways trying to snag autographs. 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The 28-year-old singer, who already had more than 10 inkings, including flowers on her hip and a unicorn on her thigh, has now had the musical instrument tattooed on her inner right arm, in honour of jazz musician Tony Bennett.Gaga posted a photograph of the body art on Instagram on Wednesday (17.06.14), along with caption, “…let’s go it’s jazz time world (sic)”Lady Gaga has had a trumpet tattooed on her arm in New York in honour of jazz musician Tony Bennett.The ‘G.U.Y’ hitmaker, visited a tattoo studio in New York, and was wearing an Iron Maiden T-shirt and her huge curly wig when she was inked by artist Becca Roach.Her jazz musician friend Brian Newman, who has worked alongside Tony, also payed tribute to the legend with a duplicate tattoo of his trumpet artwork and Gaga posted a snap of them both.She wrote: “Bennedetto. Tony’s an artist. he sketched this trumpet and were getting tattoos @brainnewmanny playing on the tony album and arranging music. Tattoos by @badnewsbecca photo by @skwotty (sic).”Gaga and Tony surprised students at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens earlier this week with a masterclass and performance, including ‘The Very Thought Of You’, previously covered by Billie Holiday and Nat King Cole, and Cole Porter’s ‘Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye’.The 700 students in the audience were also given the opportunity to ask questions during the session.
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Highlights from the news file for Tuesday, Oct. 17———TENSIONS ERUPT AS NAFTA TALKS PUSHED TO 2018: The tensions at the NAFTA negotiating table have exploded into public view, as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced NAFTA talks are being extended into 2018. The next negotiating round is being pushed back almost three weeks in a tacit admission that negotiators aren’t going to meet their original deadline for a deal by year-end. The proposals tabled at the latest round have revealed huge chasms in negotiating positions, on everything from dairy and autos to even the basic architecture of an agreement — and the tone of Tuesday’s news conference made clear the talks have turned downright frosty. Lighthizer said other countries are struggling to accept the reality that the U.S. wants to rebalance its trade agreements. He said other countries and industries must stop counting on easy export access to the U.S. market. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland sounded a marginally more diplomatic note. But she made it clear Canada believes others at the table are preventing progress from being made. Mexico’s Economic Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo acknowledged that the talks would be difficult. He said obstacles to progress remain and that all sides need to work towards constructive solutions.———UNDER SIEGE, MORNEAU SAYS HE’S NOT LEAVING: The federal ethics watchdog confirmed Tuesday that she advised Finance Minister Bill Morneau there was no need to put his substantial assets in a blind trust. “I told him that it wasn’t required,” ethics commissioner Mary Dawson said, although it was ultimately up to Morneau to choose how to handle his affairs. Dawson’s confirmation came amid a continuing furor over Morneau’s personal financial arrangements, which have combined with the angry backlash to his small business tax reform proposals to leave his credibility in tatters. So politically damaged has Morneau become that he was even asked Tuesday if the escalating ethics controversy has him reconsidering his career in politics. “Absolutely not,” he said in French after an event in Montreal. Rumours have been circulating around Parliament Hill for months that the wealthy former businessman is disenchanted with politics after two years in the Finance hot seat. He’s unlikely to feel more positively about politics now that the focus has shifted to his personal fortune and ethics.———LIBERALS TO CHANGE PASSIVE-INCOME PLAN: The federal government is moving to pare down its controversial tax proposal on passive income so that it will only affect three per cent of private corporations. Finance Minister Bill Morneau will be in New Brunswick on Wednesday to unveil changes to his passive investment proposal so that it only targets unfair tax advantages used by the wealthy, a senior government official told The Canadian Press. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement, said Morneau will also share updated estimates showing there’s between $200 billion and $300 billion in assets sitting in the passive investment accounts of just two per cent of all private corporations. The finance minister will also point out that the dollar figure has been growing by $16 billion per year as wealthy incorporated individuals reap what the official described as unlimited benefits from tax-advantaged savings accounts over and above RRSPs and TFSAs, the official said. The government wants to prevent all of this cash, which it contends is not being reinvested into the businesses or the economy, from piling up in these savings portfolios over generations, the official added.———FEDS PROMISE TO GUARD JOBS AFTER CSERIES DEAL: The Trudeau government is promising to build in safeguards to make sure this week’s stunning deal between Bombardier and European rival Airbus doesn’t hurt Canada’s aerospace industry. Airbus wants to buy a majority stake in Bombardier’s CSeries commercial planes, whose future has been in question after U.S. officials proposed a hefty 300 per cent import duty on the jet program. Airbus and Bombardier hope that by working together, they can skirt the duties by building CSeries planes for U.S. customers in Alabama instead of outside the U.S. That has raised questions about whether the deal will hurt jobs in Quebec, where Bombardier is based, but Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains hopes it will have the opposite effect. The deal still needs federal approval, and Bains promises the Trudeau government will include specific long-term promises from Airbus about keeping jobs in Canada before signing off. But he says he is cautiously optimistic such requirements won’t be needed and that the deal will actually create jobs in Canada by helping sell more CSeries planes around the world.———BANKING REGULATOR PUTS OUT CHANGES TO MORTGAGE GUIDELINES: Canada’s banking regulator said Tuesday it is going ahead with a new stress test for home buyers who don’t need mortgage insurance, who will soon have to prove they can make their payments if interest rates rise. The move is expected to reduce the maximum amount buyers will be able to borrow to buy a home, even if they have a down payment of 20 per cent or more, starting Jan. 1. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions set out final guidelines on the changes to its residential mortgage underwriting guidelines Tuesday, the broad thrust of which are similar to what it had proposed in a draft consultation in July. The regulator tweaked the calculation of the qualifying rate for uninsured mortgages to address concerns that using the contractual rate plus two per cent could lead borrowers to seek out shorter terms. Would-be homebuyers will need to prove they can still service their uninsured mortgage at a qualifying rate of the greater of the contractual mortgage rate plus two percentage points or the five-year benchmark rate published by the Bank of Canada. An existing stress test requires those with insured mortgages to qualify at the Bank of Canada benchmark five-year mortgage rate.———CANADIANS CHARGED IN MASSIVE U.S. OPIOID PROBE: Two men imprisoned in Canada are accused of playing a leadership role from behind bars in what American authorities are calling one of the world’s most prolific fentanyl-trafficking and money-laundering operations. The charges in the case, which come as North America grapples with an increasingly deadly opioid crisis, are said to the first in the United States against designated Chinese manufacturers of fentanyl and other opiates. The U.S. Justice Department says customers bought pure fentanyl and other dangerous drugs online directly from Chinese factories. According to the indictments, Jason Berry and Daniel Ceron ran the Canadian end of the alleged criminal enterprise while imprisoned in the Drummond Institution in Drummondville, Que. Further details about them were not immediately available, but they are accused of arranging shipments of fentanyl and other drugs from Canada to Florida and Portland Ore., in 2014, according to documents filed with an American court. The duo are among five Canadians facing charges, U.S. authorities said. Two Chinese nationals were indicted as overall leaders of the group that operated from January 2013 through August 2016.———SURVIVORS CAN PRESERVE DOCUMENTS, BENNETT SAYS: Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says there is a proactive effort underway to tell residential school survivors that their records can still be preserved if they so choose. The move comes after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled earlier this month that records detailing the abuse of former students can eventually be destroyed. The court unanimously upheld a lower court ruling that said the sensitive material collected for independent assessments should be destroyed after 15 years. The federal government and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission argued survivor accounts are a critical part of Canadian history that should be preserved. Bennett, who expressed her disappointment following the court’s decision, tells The Canadian Press she fears researchers will not be able to explore central questions about the residential school legacy if the documents are in fact destroyed. She says it will be important to give assurances to survivors that their names will remain anonymous.———INDIGENOUS NAFTA CHAPTER KEY, BELLEGARDE SAYS: The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says an Indigenous chapter in NAFTA mustn’t be allowed to fall by the wayside, regardless of the challenges and tight timeline currently confronting negotiators. Perry Bellegarde, who is also part of an advisory committee on the talks, tells The Canadian Press he wants officials to understand the importance of including the interests of Indigenous Peoples, noting they were left out of the original NAFTA negotiations in the 1990s. Bellegarde spoke Tuesday at the National Congress of American Indians in Wisconsin to build support for the chapter among U.S. tribes. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has called for “progressive” elements to be included in a renegotiated NAFTA, such as stronger labour standards, tougher environmental protections and chapters on gender and Indigenous rights. Ottawa has been exploring how provisions in the trade agreement can support Indigenous economic development while it also considers how to make the pact compliant with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.———TSB PROBING COLLISION BETWEEN DRONE AND PLANE IN QUEBEC: The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating last week’s collision between a drone and a commercial aircraft near Quebec City. The Beech King Air A100 with two crew members and six passengers was approaching Quebec City airport last Thursday when it struck the drone at an altitude of 1,500 feet. Aircraft rescue and firefighting services were deployed and the aircraft safely landed. No one was injured. The federal agency says it is the first time it has investigated such an incident. Officials say gathering information has been complicated by the fact the drone has not been found and that its owner has not yet been identified. “Given this is a first — and I believe not just in Canada because as far as I know this hasn’t happened anywhere in the world — we’re trying to see what can be done to improve transport safety,” TSB investigator Isabelle Langevin said in an interview. “Because drones are here to stay.” Transport Canada has previously issued a series of interim safety measures for drone operators as it continues to work to regulate the industry. Under these rules, it is illegal to fly a recreational drone within 5.5 kilometres from an airport and 1.8 kilometres from a heliport without special permission.———TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR ‘TRAILER PARK BOYS’ ACTOR JOHN DUNSWORTH: As foul-mouthed alcoholic supervisor Jim Lahey on the comically crass mockumentary series “Trailer Park Boys,” John Dunsworth was a slurring, stumbling mess with a drink in hand and a bitter attitude. Behind the scenes, he couldn’t have been more different, say those who knew him. Word of the beloved Halifax actor’s death Monday night prompted a flood of celebrity tributes that painted a picture of a vibrant, intelligent actor who devoted himself to the craft, served as a mentor and lived an alcohol-free lifestyle. “For a guy who doesn’t drink a drop, he was the most affable drunk in the country,” Lucy DeCoutere, who co-starred with Dunsworth on the “Trailer Park Boys,” said Tuesday in a phone interview from Italy. “He wasn’t a drinker but I guess because he could embody the inhibitions that come from being intoxicated, he was able to add the nuance and subtlety that comes from being a raging booze hound.” Dunsworth died “peacefully after a short and unexpected illness,” according to a Twitter post by his daughter Sarah, who was also on “Trailer Park Boys.” He was 71. Many stars took to social media to express condolences, including members of the “Trailer Park Boys,” late-night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel, Canadian rockers Rush and actor Tom Arnold.———