Stuff co.nz 21 October 2015A declining interest in gambling has had two South Canterbury bars stripped of their gaming machines.The move has prompted a mixed reaction from publicans, who say the bulk of their customers were not problem gamblers.Punters in the Timaru District poured more than $5 million into gambling machines between January and June this year, according to figures released by the Department of Internal Affairs.However, that was a drop of more than $100,000 from the same period in 2014.Both the Wolseley Hotel in Winchester and The Jolly Potter in Temuka have had their gaming machines removed after they failed to bring in enough revenue.Wolseley Hotel co-owner Dianne Herbert said she had received a lot of positive feedback from patrons since the “anti-social” machines were taken away at the end of September.http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/73228651/pokies-removed-as-gambling-declines-in-south-canterbury
Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals TIP-INSThunder: George finished with 18 points. … The Thunder were trying to have a winning record for the first time since they were 4-3 after a victory in Milwaukee on Halloween. … Oklahoma City beat New York 105-84 at home in the season opener for both teams.Knicks: The Knicks won for the first time in five games this season without Porzingis, who worked out before the game with team doctors before he was ruled out. The Knicks said Friday his status was day to day. … Courtney Lee scored 20 points.UP NEXTThunder: Host Denver on Monday night.Knicks: At Charlotte on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) holds off New York Knicks forward Doug McDermott (20) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec.16, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony got the cheers but the New York Knicks got the win, shutting out their former All-Star in the second half and beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-96 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.Michael Beasley tied his season high with 30 points in place of injured Kristaps Porzingis, and Doug McDermott, one of the players acquired for Anthony, added 11 of his 13 after halftime to help the Knicks break open the game.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Anthony received a pair of loud cheers during pregame introductions, before and at the end of a video tribute showing his highlights on the court and his charitable efforts off it that was played after the first four Thunder starters were announced. But the boos became more noticeable once play got underway, and soon they were coming every time he touched the ball.Later, the cheers for all for the Knicks, who after trading their leading scorer on the eve of training camp are a surprising 16-13 — better than Anthony’s new team (14-15). Anthony was booed one last time as he was removed with 1.4 seconds remaining.Beasley had a hand in 12 of the Knicks’ final 15 points of the third quarter, scoring nine himself and assisting on Ron Baker’s 3-pointer. That turned a two-point lead into an 80-73 advantage over the final 3 ½ minutes of the period.The Knicks pushed it into double digits in the fourth between five straight points from McDermott — originally it was six by a 3-pointer was changed to a 2 after review — and he later made it 100-87 with a 3-pointer with 6:02 remaining.The Thunder played without starting center Steven Adams because of a concussion.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson #KicksStalker: Jordan’s 6th shoe gets washed in Gatorade Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Anthony scored 12 points in the first half but was 0 for 5 after, perhaps low on energy after the Thunder’s three-overtime victory at Philadelphia a night earlier.He made a 3-pointer for the Thunder’s first basket of the game after a warm welcome back to the arena where he spent 6 1/2 years, finishing 5 of 18 from the field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRussell Westbrook had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Thunder, who were trying to sweep a three-game trip that began with Paul George’s winning return to Indiana on Wednesday.But they couldn’t deliver a victory for Anthony back at Madison Square Garden, even with the Knicks playing without leading scorer Porzingis because of a knee injury. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring for Manchester City 1 Manchester City are looking to Sergio Aguero to get fit again to spearhead their Champions League challenge in the New Year.The Argentine striker scored the crucial goals to get City through to the last 16 of the competition, where they now face Spanish giants Barcelona.Aguero is likely to be out for up to six weeks with a knee injury and has until February 24 before the Catalans come to Manchester for the first leg.Fellow Argentine Willy Caballero admits his team-mate his crucial to any potential City success.The experienced goalkeeper told Cadena Cope Radio station: “We hope Kun recovers soon.“He was on such a good run before his injury. His performance against Bayern Munich [in the group stage] allowed us to dream and now we hope he will play against Barca.”