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Smith scores 24 as NC State beats Saint Joseph's
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Dennis Smith Jr. scored a career-high 24 points, and N.C. State held off Saint Joseph's for a 73-63 victory Monday in the third-place game of the Paradise Jam tournament.
Torin Dorn added 19 points, Terry Henderson 15 and Abdul-Malik Abu had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolfpack (4-1), who overcame an 11-point deficit in the first half to lead by as many as 14 points.
Shavar Newkirk scored 23 points and Charlie Brown added 14 for the Hawks (3-2), who shot just 32.9 percent from the field (24 of 73) including 5 of 22 from 3-point range.
Still, Saint Joseph's managed to make N.C. State sweat in the closing minutes. Down 57-43 with less than 11 minutes remaining, the Hawks pulled to within six points three times, the last at 69-63 with 2:29 remaining.
But Smith connected of a pair of free throws less than a minute later, followed by a Henderson dunk that pushed N.C. State's lead back to double digits.
Saint Joseph's: Sophomore guard Lamarr Kimble struggled in Monday's game, missing his first 10 shots. He finished with three points on 1-of-15 shooting, including 1-of-7 3-pointers.
N.C. State: Smith showed why he was voted the ACC's preseason rookie of the year and put on the league's preseason first team. While not particularly effective shooting (6 of 15 from the field, 3 of 6 on 3-pointers), he made 9 of 10 from the free throw line and added eight assists.
Saint Joseph's: Takes a few days off, then hosts Temple on Nov. 30.
N.C. State: Hosts fellow Paradise Jam participant Loyola-Chicago on Saturday.
Ministry launches national bird flu control programme
Spraying chemicals at poultry trading place (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has recently launched a national avian influenza monitoring programme. The programme is to monitor for early detection of any case of avian flu and virus circulation in order to give people warnings on the possibility of unsafe food or the disease outbreaks, thus reducing the risk of the viruses being transmitted to human. It also supports the building of zones for safe… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Hai Minh, a fishing village marked by beauty and peace
VietNamNet Bridge – In a routine unchanged for decades if not centuries, a working day is well under way in a fishing village as the sun rises over the Quy Nhon Beach in Binh Dinh Province. Gaze-worthy: Panoramic view of the Hai Minh fishing village. The fishermen of Hai Minh Village are at sea spreading their nets to catch fish and other creatures. In a corner of the village, elderly women carry stuff to sell in the market. Children prepare to go to school. The peaceful life in the village… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
The kingdom of tiny melons in Da Lat
The pepino melon, native to South America, is favored by Vietnamese consumers due to its special skin and faint aroma. Nguyen Dinh from the Central Highland province of Da Lat was the first person to bring the seeds to Vietnam. Dinh’s plantations cover an area of 1,000 square meters (2,400 acres) with nearly 4,000 melon trees. "I planted 800 melon trees as a trial at the end of 2015," Dinh said. "The first two crops were fairly low and the fruits lacked flavor. Things are different now." … chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Defying partisan reality, mayor pushes to make DC a state
WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2009, when Democrats controlled the presidency and both houses of Congress, the District of Columbia came as close as it's ever been to gaining voting representation in Congress.The Senate passed legislation to give the city's delegate a vote on the House floor, but backers withdrew it after it was amended to strike down the city's gun-control laws. The following year Republicans took control of the House, and the District's advocates have been playing defense on Capitol… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Dong Lac Communal House opens to tourists
Hanoi's Old Quarter management board opened Dong Lac Communal House to tourists on January 4 after restoration. Dong Lac Communal House at 38 Hang Dao Street worships the gods of Cao Son, Linh Lang, and Bach Ma. Various silk products based on 17th century Le Dynasty styles are also sold there. The house has been severely damaged over time. In 1941, it was rebuilt as residential housing and retail stores and in 1956 it was used as a convenience store. In 2000, Hanoi authorities collaborated… chat_bubble_outline Read More...