DONEGAL TD’S PRINGLE AND MAC LOCHLAINN VOICE SUPPORT FOR GAY EQUALITY

first_imgDonegal TD’s Thomas Pringle and Padraig Mac Lochlainn have voiced their support for Gay equality in Ireland, during a live TV debate on the Vincent Browne show tonight. Thomas Pringle voiced his support for gay equality on the Vincent Browne show tonight.The topic on the show was about homophobia in Ireland, and the debate centered mainly on the issue of gay marriage.Independent TD Pringle, insisted that hetrosexual couples should show their support for gay couples who want to have the same marriage rights as everybody else in Ireland. Pringle insisted gay marriage should recognised by the state.Mac Lochlainn was jokingly quizzed whether the IRA was a homophobic organisation by presenter Vincent Browne.Mac Lochlainn said he had no idea, but said any Sinn Féin member he knows, and anyone that believes in Republicanism base their beliefs on the 1916 proclamation which believes in equality for all.He said he would challenge any republican who thought differently on the issue. DONEGAL TD’S PRINGLE AND MAC LOCHLAINN VOICE SUPPORT FOR GAY EQUALITY was last modified: June 5th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsPadraig Mac LochlainnPoliticsThomas Pringlelast_img read more

REMAINS OF MAN BEHIND GERMAN STABBING SPREE BROUGHT HOME FOR BURIAL

first_imgThe remains of a Co Donegal man who stabbed three people in Germany before being killed while crossing a road has been brought back to Ireland for burial.Enda McLaughlin’s remains have been brought home for burial. Pic by Joe Boland of Northwest News Pix.Enda McLaughlin went on a stabbing spree injuring two taxi drivers and another man on June 23rd.The 27 year old from Carndonagh had been released from Castlerea prison a few weeks previously before traveling to Europe. McLaughlin, who had a string of previous convictions for assault and public order offences went berserk after taking a taxi from Holland to Germany.He stabbed two taxi drivers and then a Lithuanian truck driver before crossing a road and being killed by an English couple driving a Mercedes car.His family had been told it would cost thousands of euro to fly his remains home to be buried in his native Co Donegal.The family said they simply do not have the money but do not want Enda cremated. His heartbroken father Patrick pleaded with the Irish Government will step in and help fly his son’s remains home.“We were told it would cost a lot of money and we simply do not have it.“But the one thing I do not want is for Enda to be cremated. I want to be able to bury my son in Carndonagh graveyard and to be able to visit his grave.“I am not a hugely religious man but I need to be able to visit home and feel that he is close to us. That is all we want,” he said.The family were helped by local Fianna Fail TD Charlie McConalogue who is also from Carndonagh. Mr McLaughlin’s remains arrived back in Ireland on Friday night and his funeral is due to take place on Monday.REMAINS OF MAN BEHIND GERMAN STABBING SPREE BROUGHT HOME FOR BURIAL was last modified: July 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:burialdonegalEnda McLaughlinGermanystabbinglast_img read more

Watch: Donegal Sharpshooter Patrick McBrearty stays sharp at Evolve Menswear

first_imgAll-Ireland winner and Donegal GAA star Patrick McBrearty paid another visit to the guys at Evolve Menswear, to check out the newly renovated Suit Bar. Evolve Menswear, the Northwest of Ireland’s number one independent menswear retailer, are no stranger to having the Donegal GAA stars in their presence, boasting the title of official gentlemen’s outfitters to the Donegal GAA team.McBrearty was recently chosen to become a Benetti Icon, a select few brand ambassadors who represent Benetti’s ethos. Benetti have recently announced a partnership with the FAI, to exclusively design and supply casual and formal wear to Republic of Ireland men’s senior team until 2020.Evolve Menswear have been chosen as one of the select few retailers to carry the Benetti brand.All the team at Evolve Menswear would like to wish Patrick and the rest of the team good luck in their match against Galway this Saturday.Check out the videos below to see McBrearty looking sharp dressed by the guys at Evolve Menswear. Video Playerhttps://www.donegaldaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Evolve-Menswear-Store-Tour-Part-2.mp400:0000:0000:43Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Watch: Donegal Sharpshooter Patrick McBrearty stays sharp at Evolve Menswear was last modified: July 21st, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:benettievolve menswearletterkennypatrick mc breartylast_img read more

Express Your Inner Alley Oop

first_imgThere’s a little Neanderthal in a lot of us, claims The Telegraph.  This is bad news and good news:People who have large noses, a stocky build and a beetle brow may indeed be a little Neanderthal, according to a genetic study.  But the good news is that other research concludes that Neanderthals were much more like us than previously thought.The claim is based on comparisons of linkage disequilibrium statistics in the genomes of humans from different continents, which cannot be explained by human ancestry without interbreeding from an archaic population.  The authors of a study in PLoS Genetics1 inferred a Neanderthal origin for the archaic lineage since West African genes do not appear likely candidates.  Another prop in the Telegraph’s good-news-bad-news joke is the finding that Neanderthals may have been more human-like than previously assumed.  The authors of both studies failed to state whether the concentration of Neanderthal characteristics reached a peak in the genes of female Olympic athletes in East Germany.    Lost somewhere in the excitement of having an explanation for our tendency to grunt, scratch, and club each other were the upsets implicit in these findings.  Having Neanderthal genes argues against the popular “out of Africa” origins.  They also dispute the assumed genetic isolation of Neanderthals and modern humans.1Plagnol and Wall, “Possible Ancestral Structure in Human Populations,” Public Library of Science Genetics, Volume 2 | Issue 7 | JULY 2006.Don’t let the news media grant Pearl Jam fans license to club women and drag them into a cave (08/31/2006).  The inferences made by the researchers are way too speculative to provide confidence in any interpretation.  There is far more that we don’t know than we do know about human ancestral genetics.  (More proof of that can be found on News@Nature about a “newly discovered mystery gene may have helped build the modern human brain” about which a high-ranking scientist commented, “People are going to argue about it and be fascinated by this, because it takes us in a couple of directions we haven’t really been in before.”)  What’s more instructive is to watch reporters swallow anything a scientist says and regurgitate the bubbly vomit as building material for the growing Temple to Evolution.    The potential for variability within the modern human population is probably far greater than realized.  The Old Testament talks about races of giant humans (the Rephaim and others) in isolated populations.  Racial and physical differences could quickly arise between populations segregated by language and then by locale after Babel, for instance.  If the “hobbits” of Indonesia become accepted as kinfolk, there’s tremendous physical variety between them and Goliath.  Even today, the range in human traits is quite remarkable, yet we are all interfertile, intelligent, communicative, and fully aware of a sense of right and wrong.    None of genetic variability past or present implies that people have ever been anything less than fully human, with language and moral responsibility.  What anthropologists call “Neanderthal” could well have been a group of capable, smart, strong human beings, accustomed to life in harsh climates.  Perhaps they shunned cities and tended to remain strongly tribal, but left some genetic overlap with the rest of us.  The brutishness in the human lineage is not due to ape in our ancestry, but rather to sin (see Jude 10), as has been evident in all tribes, kingdoms, nations and peoples around the globe, regardless of average height, skin color, face shape and cultural preferences.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The rainbow nation on a plate

first_imgWith 11 official languages and plenty more spoken informally, South Africa has dozens of different cultures, each bringing its own flavours and cooking methods to the table, so to speak. Here are some of South Africa’s most significant cultures and their signature dishes:XhosaAs one of the largest of the South African cultures, the Xhosa cuisine is an important one in this country. Since they were once hunter-gatherers who survived off the land, their modern cuisine is still characterised by starch-based dishes with plenty of meat, fortified by vegetables. Maize is a very important ingredient, and forms the base of most Xhosa dishes. It can be enjoyed as a cold breakfast with sour milk and sugar, or served hot and thick with meats and vegetables. When mixed with animal fat and sugar beans, it is known as the famous umngqusho. Leafy green vegetables are common, as are filling options like potatoes and pumpkin.ZuluThe Zulu folk’s diet is made up mostly of grains, vegetables and meat. In the rural areas, these are produced by each household. Maize porridges are also very important for the Zulus; whether stiff or thin. In fact, they can even be consumed as a drink when diluted. Amazi is curdled milk, and is a common constituent of many Zulu meals. Tomatoes, onions, potatoes and pumpkin are popular, as are amandumbe (which resemble sweet potatoes). Meat is consumed as and when available, and the organs and cuts are distributed according to age and gender, with men getting the best parts.EnglishThe British colonialists brought with them many of the cooking methods and ingredients from Europe. However, when they settled in South Africa, they had to incorporate local cuisines, making use of what was available. They were somewhat limited as there were very limited facilities on the continent at that time. Some of the modern dishes that hail from the colonialists include the traditional Sunday Roast, shepherd’s pie, fish and chips and the irresistible English breakfasts.AfrikaansAfrikaans cuisine comes from the Dutch and French settlers that originally came to South Africa as farmers. It is unique to this spectacular land. In the Afrikaans language, the characteristic cuisine is defined as “vleis, rys en aartappels”, which means “meat, rice and potatoes.” When these folk traversed the country with ox wagons, they relied on their drying techniques and preserves to ensure that they had food that would not go off in the heat. Dried, seasoned meat, including biltong and Droewors, remains very popular in South Africa today. In addition, homemade jams and chutneys are also typical ingredients in the Afrikaans pantry.Cape MalayMalays were brought to this country as slaves, and they soon formed part of a fusion culture with local people from the Cape (around the present-day Cape Town area). This cooking is characterised by extremely tasty, spicy curries, stews and roasts. Their preserves differ greatly from anything else on the market, and include delicious atchars and pickles. The side dishes to the Cape Malay curries are almost as important as the dishes themselves. Sambals, plain yoghurt and chutney are the most common of these.Today, South Africans combine many of the influences from these different sources to create a fabulously unique cuisine. For example, an English fish and chips dish may embrace Malay influences by serving smoked snoek and sweet potato as a variation. By so doing, a definite sense of cultural unity is engendered.last_img read more

What I’m Wishing for in 2014

first_imgI spend a lot of time writing about innovations in the building industry — the cool stuff that’s coming out all the time. But I also like to think about what’s needed: stuff that’s not (yet) on the market or performance levels not yet available. This week I’ll describe a few such products, systems, and enhancements. Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. In 2012 he founded the Resilient Design Institute. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed. Affordable options for delivering emergency power from solar-electric systems2013 saw the introduction of the first inverter for grid-connected solar-electric (PV) systems that allows electricity to be delivered during the daytime when the grid is down (the vast majority of grid-connected PV systems can’t do this). We installed one of these at our new place. But when a battery system is added to a grid-connected PV system so that electricity can be delivered to critical-load circuits, the cost usually goes up by $10,000 or more. I’d like to see the brightest engineers put their efforts into bringing the cost of this down to what would be spent for a good-quality, whole-house generator (about $5,000). Today’s batteries are expensive, so this goal will be a challenge, but I think there would be strong demand for such a system. Even better air-source heat pumps for cold climatesI’ve written frequently about the tremendous innovation we’ve seen in the world of air-source heat pumps, particularly the minisplit systems from such companies as Mitsubishi, Daikin, and Fujitsu. The Mitsubishi unit we recently installed kept our new house toasty with the temperature dipping to –5°F last week, and it should be fine down to –13°F. But I’d like to see operability down to –20. I’d also like to see affordable air-to-water heat pumps that can deliver high enough temperatures to be effective for baseboard hot water (hydronic) heating. Technology to deter birds and bats from wind turbinesI’m a huge fan of wind power, but I remain troubled by news of bird and bat fatalities. It should be possible to develop systems that somehow warn off birds and bats. Perhaps high-frequency sound could be generated — too high-pitched for our ears — but noisy to birds and bats who get close. High-frequency noise tends to attenuate quickly, so perhaps such acoustic systems wouldn’t affect nearby residents. Rigid insulation with no flame retardants and insignificant global warming potentialReaders of this blog may be aware that I’ve been highly critical of the brominated and chlorinated flame retardant chemicals added to nearly all foam-plastic rigid insulation today as well as the high-global-warming-potential blowing agents used in extruded polystyrene. I would love to see affordable alternatives. They could be new formulations of polystyrene or polyisocyanurate that doesn’t require flame retardants or inorganic materials that are inherently noncombustible. I’m intrigued by advanced ceramics and could imagine a foamed ceramic insulation being developed that meets these criteria. A really good exterior insulation system for existing housesWe need to dramatically improve the energy performance of existing houses, and one important strategy for doing that is to carry out “deep energy retrofits” by adding a thick layer of rigid insulation on the exterior and installing window surrounds to extend the window openings out to the new outer plane. The easier and cheaper we can make this addition the better, as long as we adequately provide for air leakage control, drying potential, and other aspects of building science. This calls for a really good system — perhaps some or all of it prefabricated. 100% growth in plug-in electric vehiclesI believe that plug-in electric and hybrid gas-electric vehicles are among the most important innovations the automotive industry ever. They offer the potential not only for renewable energy sources to power our vehicles, but also the potential to dramatically change our power grid — with those battery systems stabilizing the grid and helping utility companies better manage supply and demand. Toward this end, I’m hoping to see 100% growth in plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicle sales in 2014. That sounds like a lot, but doubling a small number is not unreasonable.I won’t get all of these wishes in 2014, but perhaps we’ll make significant progress on some of them. We’ll all be the better for it. Affordable, durable LED lighting at 100 lumens per watt and a CRI of 90There have been dramatic improvements in LED (light-emitting diode) lighting in the past few years, but we need more improvement if the market share of LEDs is to surpass that of incandescent and compact fluorescent lighting. I’d like to see LED lights delivering 100 lumens of light per watt of electricity consumption while producing light quality comparable to that of incandescent light bulbs (color rendering index or CRI of 90 or higher), with heat management technology good enough that manufacturers can provide a five-year warranty — and all this at an unsubsidized retail price of $5 or less. I think all that will be doable soon.last_img read more

Big Companies Offer Employees a Solar Bargain

first_imgMore than 100,000 employees of several large corporations will get the chance to buy or lease photovoltaic (PV) systems for their homes at discount prices, thanks to a group-buying plan hatched by the World Wildlife Fund. The New York Times reports that Cisco Systems, 3M, Kimberly-Clark, and National Geographic are taking part in the program called the Solar Community Initiative.Employees will be able to get solar systems installed for no money down and then pay 30% less for electricity than they would from their utility, according to an announcement from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Geostellar, a solar company that manages the program. According to The Times, the average cost of a PV system would be $3 per watt, about 34% less than the average cost in the U.S.Keya Chatterjee, senior director for renewable energy at WWF, told The New York Times that after getting discounts for a group program for its own employees last year, WWF officials decided to take the idea to some of the organization’s corporate sponsors.“Our objective was to make this as simple and cheap as possible,” she said. Helping business embrace clean technologiesWWF’s practice of trying to influence corporate behavior in non-confrontational ways has sometimes prompted criticism that the group was too close to business, the article says.But Dan Reicher, executive director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University, told the newspaper that other environmental advocates are pursuing similar partnerships with business as a way of influencing energy policy and energy markets in a positive way.There are benefits to Geostellar, too, because the alliance with WWF is a means of attracting new customers, the article says.Plans like this also help companies retain employees while satisfying their increasing sensitivity toward environmental and energy-efficiency issues, such as recycling and reducing carbon emissions. Interest among employees of Cisco and 3M was said to be high.last_img read more

The Top-Secret Google Glass Foundry: Finally We Get A Look Inside

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Android#Augmented Reality#Future Tech#Google#Google Glass taylor hatmaker Related Posts SXSW And Google Glass As Google Glass Explorer #961, I can hardly wait to get my hands (ears?) on the things. While no release date is set yet for those of us who pre-ordered at I/O, Google will apparently be holding a SXSW Interactive session for developing for its newest, coolest platform. Here’s the description for the SXSW Google Glass event, hosted by Google Senior Developer Advocate Timothy Jordan:“By bringing technology closer, we can get it out of the way. This is what Glass does. It provides an experience to the user that’s there when they want it, and unobtrusive when they don’t. In doing so, Glass creates a new kind of computing that’s more about people than it is about computers. In this session, we’ll look at Glass in people’s lives with emphasis on how to use the cloud API to build new experiences and bring people closer together.”Below are more new photos from the Google Glass foundry events. Now that we’ve got Google Glass “pioneers” my status as a Google Glass “Explorer” suddenly feels a little inadequate. You can view the full album on Google+. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Photos by Daniel Gaines Photography and Philip Montgomery. Remember that top secret Google Glass Foundry event?You know, the one for developers for Google’s cool new augmented reality (AR) glasses? The one with the ultra-strict non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that we’d heard nary a peep out of since the second half of the event wrapped up at the beginning of this month? On its Google+ Developers account, the company that fully intends to whisk us all into a wearable future of computing just gave us a little peek at what went down at the San Francisco and New York Google Glass hackathons. Meet The Google Glass Pioneers The pair of two-day events invited about 40 developers to set up camp at Google’s respective bicoastal offices, handed them each a set of Google’s AR visors and… well, we’re still not exactly sure what took place. But we’re betting that the hackathons yielded Google Glass applications far more compelling than Sergey Brin’s obsession with live-streamed video stunts from Google I/O last year. According to the brief official Google+ recap, Foundry attendees broke into teams and dreamt up more than 80 new tricks for Google Glass. Participants in the hackathons scored special “Pioneer” edition glass bars, like the placeholders handed out at Google’s I/O conference.The eight teams that came out on top won the grand prize of a free pair of the futuristic AR devices, which went on pre-order at Google I/O for $1,500 (though we’ve yet to pay a dime of that). The Glass API is still on lockdown for the time being, so don’t expect to hear too much unless you can get your hands on a Medieval torture device and a Pioneer or two.  What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Multi-Camera Direction Tips for Properly Shooting Live Events

first_imgRunning a multi-camera shoot at a large outdoor event can be tricky. Here are a few tips to keep the operation running smoothly.So you make it to your nearest arena to see your favorite band. Great, except the talent themselves are the size of ants. This is where Image Magnification (or more widely known as IMAG) comes in. IMAG is now a staple for almost all large-scale concerts. In this article I’ll go over a few important tips of the trade for anyone getting ready to throw on a headset, hunker down behind a switcher, and direct a multi-camera show for a live concert.Image via Cesare Andrea Ferrari.Camera PlacementYou can always hide an army of robotic cameras around the stage to get specific shots. However, the majority of your show will come down to hiring two or three camera operators. Your first camera should always have the longest lens available, and it should sit on a tripod — dead center — inside front of house. The sole purpose of this camera is to follow the most important person on stage, which is usually the lead singer (if the band is not instrumental). The long lens camera should stay somewhere around the waist up, tight on the talent, following them wherever they may bounce to on stage. This camera can also do some long pulls or pushes, to/from the stage, but 99 percent of the time their job is to solely stick to the lead talent in the band.If you only have two camera operators, the best placement for the next operator is on the downstage edge in the pit, directly in front of the stage. This camera’s purpose is to capture all of the action happening on stage. If a guitarist shreds a lead break or the drummer busts into a solo, this camera needs to immediately focus on that musician to capture these glorious moments.If there is a third camera operator on the show, you can either put them in the pit for more coverage of the stage, or have them on stage with the band. (Note: you must first get permission from the stage/production manager, if you choose this route.) This camera position allows for some interesting angles that even the guests in the nicest seats would never see, allowing the camera the unique opportunity to become part of the production. This usually happens between songs, when the musicians decide to have a conversation with the camera. Not only does this lend the audience the illusion that, through the screens, they are having a personal moment with the musicians, but it also magnifies the visual aspects of the show for those in the nose-bleeds, while including them in the live experience.Cutting CamerasImage via J. Henning Buchholz.As is true with editing video across most media, the two most-used transitions in your arsenal are the straight cut and the dissolve. If your camera operators are lacking video return, make sure to let them know if they have matching or similar shots. You need to avoid this on a straight cut, but especially on a dissolve because it creates the effect that the two matching images are melting together into an amorphous blob mid-transition, which, when displayed on massive screens, can be quite unpleasant.Always let your operators know what shot you’re looking for by providing precise instructions about any camera movement you expect. And consistently place your operators on standby before taking (going to) their camera, unless there is a critical moment that needs to be captured right away. If your operators don’t have a tally light, remind them when you’re holding onto their camera, every few seconds, and be sure to let them know when they are completely clear (this is extremely important during long dissolves between two cameras, so one of your operators doesn’t drop their framing mid-transition).This is not a tax law conference that you’re covering; this is live entertainment with a rhythm that creates the IMAG show. Try as best you can to cut your cameras to the beat of the music. I find it helpful to tap my foot to the song’s beat while directing, as it keeps me locked into the pulse of the performance.Quick TipsImage via Anthony Mooney.When each song comes to an end, watch what the lighting designer does. If they are cutting quickly to a blackout of the stage for dramatic effect, you should also immediately cut to black on the switcher, to help make the blackout even more pronounced.Be sure to talk to a production manager — before the show starts — about framing. Certain artists may not want to be shot too tightly, dislike certain angles, or want the operators in the pit to stay to the wings (to avoid distracting the musicians during their performance).Always be open to your operators selling you shots. They are hired professionals, often with a unique vantage that could be a valuable shot for the show.Don’t eat while on headset and keep drinks off the switcher.Never record the IMAG show unless you have been asked to by the artist’s management — or you have permission to do so. If you’re asked to record, make sure you tie into the audio console to get a clean board feed for your video.Double-check all video content that needs to roll out during the show, and make sure you know exactly when each video needs to be played.Have fun and remember to tailor your show to the music. IMAG’s two main goals are to provide a better vantage point for the audience, and to heighten the overall experience of the show.Never let any mistakes, missed punches, or bad calls bog you down. The live experience will continue to move forward, so the faster you recover from any mishaps, the better the show will be from that point on.May your equipment always work, your operators prevail with skill, and may you have nothing but great shows from this blog forward.Cover image via phichet chaiyabin.Looking for more on film and video production? Check out these articles.Adobe Releases New Content Aware Fill Tool for After EffectsThe 6 Best Filmmaking Cameras Under $1,000Cheers to This Film-Developing Beer Made in Collaboration with KodakHands-on Review: Is Syrp’s Genie the Lone Filmmaker’s Ultimate Tool?Gear Roundup: The Top Three Audio Recorders Under $300last_img read more

Gordon Hayward’s 35 points lift Celtics past Timberwolves

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TIP-INSTimberwolves: The last time Minnesota won in Boston was March 6, 2005. Kevin Garnett was a starter in his first stint with the Wolves. Ricky Davis led the Celtics with 22 points. … Robert Covington (right knee injury), Derrick Rose (right ankle sprain) and Jeff Teague (left ankle inflammation) were sidelined by injuries.Celtics: Improved to 2-1 with Rozier starting. … Even without Irving, the Celtics set a season high with 34 assists … In addition to Irving, the Celtics were missing big man Aron Baynes, who missed his seventh straight game with a broken left hand. … The Celtics returned home after a 1-2 road trip to Texas and Memphis. They play four straight and 15 of 19 games at home in January and don’t leave the Eastern time zone until Feb. 21.THAT SMARTSSmart left in obvious pain after absorbing a pick from Towns early in the second half. He walked over by the Celtics bench with his right arm dangling at his side. After Stevens called a timeout, Smart was ushered by the training staff into the tunnel to the locker room.But Smart was back with about four minutes left in the quarter, getting a big cheer when he rejoined his teammates on the bench. He re-entered the game late in the third and finished with two points and eight assists.The Celtics said it was a right shoulder strain.Marcus Morris Sr. left the game in the third quarter with a sore neck and did not return.UP NEXTTimberwolves: Home against the Magic on Friday night. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting A 3-pointer from the right side. Another from the left. A basket from the lane and then a dunk, followed by three straight free throws. In all, he was 4 for 4 in the second quarter and 7 of 8 in the third.“He was disappointed in how he shot the ball, obviously, in San Antonio and got back in the gym this morning. And you could tell he was going to play pretty well,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after Hayward came off the bench to score a season-high 35 points and lead Boston to a 115-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“I mean, 14 for 18 is an unbelievable night, and you’re not always going to shoot it like that,” Stevens said. “But you could tell he was pretty locked in.”Terry Rozier scored 11 of his 16 points in the first quarter while making his third start of the season because Kyrie Irving scratched both of his eyes in Monday’s game against San Antonio. Hayward took over from there in his highest scoring game with the Celtics. View comments “Didn’t start that great … but Marcus Smart got me open for a 3 that got me going a little bit,” he said. “Anytime you have a game like I did last game, you want to try to come out ultra-aggressive.”FIGHT CLUBTowns said the problem was the team’s failure to maintain a consistent focus, comparing the sport to boxing.“Boxing is such a great sport,” he said. “Those guys have to be focused every single second of every single round. We have to be focused; we have to think of ourselves like boxing. We have to make sure every single second we are tremendously focused.”EARLY LEADMinnesota scored nine of the last 11 points in the first quarter to trim Boston’s 11-point lead to 25-21, and then opened the second with a step-back jumper from Wiggins. It was a four-point game when Boston ran off 16 points in a row to take a 47-27 lead.Boston led by as many as 22 in the third quarter before Towns scored 15 points during a 23-11 Minnesota run that cut the deficit to 10. He added five more in the final 90 seconds of the third to make it a six-point game.QUICK BREAKThibodeau called a timeout just 64 seconds into the game to settle his team down after giving up two quick baskets.“The start of the game was poor,” he explained. “You start off a game like that, give them a little confidence, it’s hard to slow them down.” Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, right, tries to drive past Minnesota Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie, front, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — Gordon Hayward was off target on all six of his shots in Boston’s previous game and then started with a pair of long misses on Wednesday night against Minnesota.Then it quickly turned around.ADVERTISEMENT Joel Embiid shrugs off sore knee, drops 42 points in 76ers’ blowout of Sunscenter_img LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MOST READ Celtics: Host the Mavericks on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “Gordon’s a good player, and we gave him basically whatever he wanted,” said Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau, who saw Hayward score 30 a month ago when the teams met in Minneapolis. “When you do that in this league, they’re going to make you pay.”Andrew Wiggins scored 31 points, and Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 of his 28 points — and grabbed five of his 12 rebounds — in the third quarter, when Minnesota trimmed a 22-point deficit to six points. It was an 11-point game with 4:53 left before the Celtics went on an 8-0 run to clinch their fifth straight win over the Wolves.HAYWARD’S HISTORYHayward missed all but five minutes of last season with a broken leg and has been coming off the bench the last six weeks as Stevens tries to figure out a rotation. 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