NBA G League to use 4 refs, expands playoffs to 12 teams

first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees NEW YORK — The NBA G League will use four referees for preseason and regular-season games through November and expand its playoffs from eight to 12 teams.The NBA’s minor league experimented with four- and five-person referee crews rather than the traditional three-person crews for nine regular-season games last season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Nearly half the 26-team league will qualify for the four-round postseason under the changes announced Wednesday.The new format will give berths to each of the six division winners, with the remaining six spots filled by three wild-card teams in each conference with the best regular-season records.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe top two seeds in each conference will earn byes into the second round. The playoffs will begin with three single-elimination rounds before culminating with a best-of-three NBA G League Finals.The 50-game regular season tips off on Nov. 3. Also:— Overtime periods will be reduced from three to two minutes.— Clear path reviews were scrapped, leaving five instant replay triggers.— The coach’s challenge has been revised to one per game. It can be used any time to challenge fouls, goaltending/basket interference and out-of-bounds calls.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybody Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img TNT bounces back, ties semis series Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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VACCINATIONS FOR TODDLERS ACROSS DONEGAL ARE WORRYINGLY LOW

first_imgBallyraine Park Health Centre, Letterkenny,Front Row, L to R: practice nurse Bernie Mc Kenna, baby Olivia Tinney and her mother Aileen TinneyBack Row: GP David Khavia and Dr Pauline Gallagher AMOParents of children have been urged to have their toddlers vaccinated after the HSE reported a significant drop in those being treated across Donegal.In order to protect all children from certain serious infections over 95% of babies must be vaccinated.However current uptake rates for the 13 month vaccinations in Co. Donegal are well below this figure at 77-78%. A HSE spokesman said it takes 5 GP visits to fully vaccinate your baby against serious diseases.All parents are reminded to please ensure their babies are vaccinated at 12 and 13 months of age.Dr. Anthony Breslin, Specialist in Public Health Medicine advises ‘The benefit of vaccinations at 2, 4 & 6-months are prolonged beyond the first year of life if babies receive their booster vaccinations at 12-months & 13-months”.The vaccines at 12 months reduce the risk of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and pneumonia (pneumococcal vaccine or PCV). At 13 months babies are vaccinated against meningitis C (Men C) & haemophilus influenza (Hib).Vaccines are free, safe & effective.Information on the Irish Childhood Immunisation schedule & on all vaccine preventable diseases is available at www.immunisation.ie.If you have any queries please contact Bernie Mc Nulty, Assistant Director of Public Health Nursing (ADPHN) specific to Immunisation in Donegal Tel: 087 9008239VACCINATIONS FOR TODDLERS ACROSS DONEGAL ARE WORRYINGLY LOW was last modified: July 21st, 2015 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:childrendonegalHSEvaccinationsworrylast_img read more

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