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Knicks rally late to stun Sixers, take 2-0 NBA playoff series lead

Knicks rally late to stun Sixers, take 2-0 NBA playoff series lead

LOS ANGELES: The New York Knicks scored eight points in the final 27.4 seconds to stun the Philadelphia 76ers 104-101 on Monday (Apr 22) and take a 2-0 lead in their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series. Jalen Brunson’s three-pointer with 27.4sec to play pulled the Knicks within two points and after Josh Hart came up with a steal, Donte DiVincenzo capped a chaotic possession with a three-pointer from the top of the key to put New York up 102-101. OG Anunoby sealed it in front of an ecstatic Madison Square Garden crowd with a pair of free throws as the Knicks joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in taking a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. The Cavs led wire-to-wire in a 96-86 victory over the Orlando Magic. It was a crushing defeat for the 76ers, who didn’t trail until late in the third quarter, when a Brunson layup gave the Knicks a 68-67 lead. Philadelphia’s NBA Most Valuable Player Joel Embiid was clearly hindered late by pain in his surgically repaired left knee, but the Sixers …

Sudan war could lead to more ethnic killings in volatile Darfur region | Conflict

Sudan war could lead to more ethnic killings in volatile Darfur region | Conflict

Sudan’s civil war between its army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) could very well trigger a conflict in North Darfur that has impacts beyond Sudan’s borders, according to residents, aid workers and experts. Clashes between the Sudanese army and the rival RSF are pulling in tribal actors, raising fears of a spiral into mass killings along ethnic lines, said the director of an international nongovernmental organisation (INGO), who requested anonymity to protect their team in North Darfur. For the past week, the RSF and aligned nomadic (referred to as “Arab”) militias have clashed with the Sudanese army and allied sedentary (referred to as “non-Arab”) tribal armed movements in North Darfur. Last week, tensions soared after the Joint Force of Armed Struggle Movements – a coalition of “non-Arab” armed groups – dropped their neutrality on April 12 to support the army against the RSF. A day later, the RSF side burned down several “non-Arab” villages in the east of North Darfur, following disputes between nomads and farming tribes over stolen cattle, according to residents. …

Trump’s polling lead narrows, Zelenskyy acknowledges low morale, and the Olympic sewage clean-up: Weekend Rundown

Trump’s polling lead narrows, Zelenskyy acknowledges low morale, and the Olympic sewage clean-up: Weekend Rundown

As polls narrow, RFK Jr. could hurt Trump more than Biden The share of voters who say they have high interest in the 2024 election has hit a 20-year low at this point in a presidential race, according to the latest national NBC News poll, with majorities holding negative views of both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. But the poll indicates that the third-party vote — especially for independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. — is cutting deeper into Trump’s support than Biden’s, though the movement the other candidates create is within the poll’s margin of error. The poll was conducted April 12-16 and surveyed 1,000 registered voters nationally. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.NBC News national poll Trump leads Biden by 2 percentage points in a head-to-head matchup, 46% to 44%, in the new NBC News poll, but when the ballot is expanded to five named candidates, Biden is the one with a 2-point advantage: Biden 39%, Trump 37%, Kennedy 13%, Jill Stein 3% and Cornel West 2%. …

Eva Longoria, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Geri Halliwell lead Victoria Beckham’s star-studded birthday bash – all the guests

Eva Longoria, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Geri Halliwell lead Victoria Beckham’s star-studded birthday bash – all the guests

Victoria Beckham is hosting a lavish birthday party after turning 50 on Wednesday and she had quite the guest list for her bash from Hollywood legend Tom Cruise to her former Spice Girls co-stars. The party looked incredibly swanky and HELLO! has all the best photos of the guests as they arrived for the celebrations that no one will be forgetting anytime soon. VB and her clan already looked incredible in photos shared online before the event, but see the rest of the party here… WATCH: Victoria Beckham blown away by incredible birthday surprise © Ricky Vigil M / Justin E Palmer Eva Longoria One of the fashion designer’s closest friends, of course Eva was going to be on the guest list, and she certainly shone with her risqué outfit. The actress opted for a unique backless black dress that had a lacy design. © Ricky Vigil M / Justin E Palmer Gordon & Tana Ramsay Gordon had already hinted that he and wife Tana were on VB’s guest list, and the pair colour co-ordinated …

Hamilton says he had forgotten what it’s like to lead

Hamilton says he had forgotten what it’s like to lead

SHANGHAI : Seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said he had forgotten what it feels like to lead a race after the Mercedes driver was at the front for the first nine laps of the sprint at the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday. After taking the lead from McLaren’s Lando Norris off the start, the 39-year-old Briton was eventually caught and passed by triple world champion Max Verstappen. The Red Bull driver was lapping a second quicker than Hamilton and overtook him on the Shanghai International Circuit’s long back straight before going on to win. Mercedes have endured a difficult time over the last few years, with Hamilton’s last win coming in Saudi Arabia in 2021. “I forgot what it felt like to be up ahead and it felt good for the short while that I had it, so I was grateful for the moment,” Hamilton told a press conference. “To be on the front row, I don’t remember having had that view for a long time.” Red Bull, who won 21 out of …

Labour Extends Lead Over Tories In Double Poll Misery For Rishi Sunak

Labour Extends Lead Over Tories In Double Poll Misery For Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak has been dealt a double blow as two new opinion polls showed Labour’s lead over the Tories growing. YouGov’s latest test of public opinion put the Conservatives on just 19% – down two points on last week their joint-lowest ever score with the pollster. Labour are a staggering 26 points ahead of 45%, up five points, with Reform UK just four points behind the Tories on 15%. Meanwhile, a Savanta poll put Labour on 43%, one point up on a week before and 18 points ahead of the Tories, who have fallen two points to 25%. If either poll was replicated at the general election, it would hand Keir Starmer a healthy Commons majority. The polls took the shine off some better news for the prime minister, with the Office for National Statistics this morning confirming that the rate of inflation falling to 3.2% last month. A polling expert yesterday said Labour has a 95% chance of winning the election, which is expected to take place in the autumn. Luke Tryl, who is …

Can selling prophetic words lead to quenching the Holy Spirit?

Can selling prophetic words lead to quenching the Holy Spirit?

The greatest fear that Satan has is encountering people who are filled with the Holy Spirit, because they have the power to heal and deliver people from Satanic oppression. When the Pharisees accused Jesus of casting out demons by the power of a higher ranking satanic being, Beelzebub, Jesus responded that He was actually casting out demons by the finger of God (Luke 11:20). Matthew, citing this same incident, provides further illumination by telling us that the finger of God is actually the Holy Spirit (Matthew 12:28). Christ is the source of our spiritual authority and the Holy Spirit is the source of our spiritual power. So if Satan wants to strip believers of their power, certainly one effective way of doing this would be by compromising their relationship with the Holy Spirit. The Apostle Paul provides one example of how we can do this when he warns, “Do not quench the Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 5:19 ESV). According to Thayer’s, the Greek word, ‘sbennumi’, means ‘to extinguish, quench a fire or things on fire.” Literally, …

Burnout culture: Working late shifts can lead to depression, poor health : Shots

Burnout culture: Working late shifts can lead to depression, poor health : Shots

Working late nights and variable schedules when you’re young is linked with poor health and depression at 50, a new study finds. simonkr/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption simonkr/Getty Images Working late nights and variable schedules when you’re young is linked with poor health and depression at 50, a new study finds. simonkr/Getty Images Feeling burned out and looking for reasons to work less? A new study shows that working nights and volatile schedules in young adulthood can leave you vulnerable to depression and poor health in middle age. The research examined the work schedules and sleep patterns of more than 7,000 Americans interviewed over three decades, from the ages of 22 through 50. To the surprise of the study’s author, NYU Silver School of Social Work professor Wen-Jui Han, only one-quarter of the participants worked exclusively traditional daytime hours. The remainder – three-quarters of the sample of American workers born in the 1960s – worked variable hours. Those with more volatile work schedules, including night hours and rotating shifts, reported less sleep and a …

Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey ‘in early talks’ for lead role in new Jurassic World film

Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey ‘in early talks’ for lead role in new Jurassic World film

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Jonathan Bailey looks set to play the lead role in a new Jurassic World movie that will be released next year. The 35-year-old Bridgerton lead is in “early talks” to star alongside Lost in Translation actor Scarlett Johansson in the film, which is expected to be a fresh take on the blockbuster franchise. Godzilla filmmaker Gareth Edwards will direct the project, with Steven Spielberg, who directed the original 1993 classic, on producing duties, according to Deadline. After starring in Broadchurch and sitcoms Crashing and W1A, Bailey gained worldwide recognition for his role of Anthony in Netflix’s Bridgerton alongside Simone Ashley, who plays his love interest Kate Sharma. He followed his Bridgerton success with a role in the acclaimed TV miniseries Fellow Travellers, in which he plays Timothy Laughlin, a congressional staffer in the 1950s. The show follows a decades-long turbulent romance between his character and Hawkins Fuller (Matt …