TNT thrashes Columbian for share of lead in PBA Commissioner’s Cup

first_imgPBA IMAGESTNT showed no remorse and manhandled Columbian, 123-95, for its second straight win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.The KaTropa climbed to the top of the standings and tied Rain or Shine with a 5-1 record while the Dyip, who have shown vast improvement as of late, reeled to their second straight loss and to a 3-4 card.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Replay overturn plays key role in Warriors’ Game 1 win Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial TNT drew contributions from the entire team with six players finishing with at least 11 points each.Troy Rosario unleashed 21 points in just 19 minutes, while Terrence Romeo added 19 points, seven rebounds and five boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe KaTropa immediately opened the floodgates starting the first quarter on a 14-2 run and that margin eventually ballooned to 19 points, 36-17, at the end of the period.TNT head coach Nash Racela said it was imperative for them to prevent the Dyip from getting a good start and establish the tempo as early as possible. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “We knew getting into this game that Columbian is definitely a better team now,” said Racela. “If they start strong obviously they will win by a big margin but the times they’ve lost they lost big because they didn’t start well.”“We made sure from the initial tip that we will be able to match up with abything they threw at us.”Jericho Cruz chipped in 17 points, six rebounds and seven dimes while returning import Josh Smith powered through with 11 points in just 13 minutes of play.John Fields finished with a game-high 34 points with 20 boards for the Dyip while Ronald Tubid added 13 points.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Man convicted of killing Jordan’s father gets new attorney

first_imgSANFORD, N.C. — One of the men convicted of killing basketball star Michael Jordan’s father 25 years ago has a new attorney to pursue his claims that he didn’t shoot James Jordan.WRAL-TV reports attorney Chris Mumma will represent Daniel Green, who appeared Friday in Lee County court to request a new trial and a new attorney.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Do it again: Mighty Mouse defends belt vs Cejudo at UFC 227 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Michael Jordan, who owns the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, is one of the greatest professional basketball players of all time. He led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships. In 1982, his game-winning shot led the North Carolina Tar Heels to the NCAA championship over Georgetown.Last year, The Associated Press reported that Green’s attorneys filed a motion in Robeson County saying someone had tampered with James Jordan’s shirt after his autopsy.The autopsy found no hole in James Jordan’s shirt that corresponded with the bullet wound in his upper right chest area, but an agent with the State Bureau of Investigation later contradicted that on the witness stand, according to the 2017 court filing.A hearing will be held in December to determine whether Green should get an evidentiary hearing, Mumma said.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View comments “When I became familiar with the full facts of the case, I became convinced he is not guilty of the murder of James Jordan, that he was not there when James Jordan was murdered, he was not part of a robbery of James Jordan, all things he was convicted of,” said Mumma, executive director of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence.Mumma previously had worked with Green’s attorney, Scott Holmes, who voluntarily withdrew from the case.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Green and Larry Demery were convicted of killing James Jordan as he slept in his luxury car in Robeson County in July 1993. His body was found in a South Carolina swamp.At their 1996 trial, Demery said Green shot Jordan. Green, who has been seeking a new trial for 18 years, has said he helped dispose of Jordan’s body after Demery killed him. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Liberia CSOs Ready for ‘Children on the Move’

first_imgParticipants at the WorkshopIn a bid to tackle the challenges faced by children who move unaccompanied across borders in West Africa, 20 members of the West African Network of Child Protection practitioners in Liberia completed a two-day workshop to develop capacity and skills to effectively handle cases of children on the move.‘Children on the move’ are children who have left the security of their homes and home countries with or without parents or guardians and find themselves in other countries for economic and social reasons.The workshop participants were drawn from various government agencies, national law enforcement institutions and child rights organizations including the Women and Children Protection Section (WACPS) of the Liberia National Police (LNP).Others include The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP), the National Youth and Children Advisory Board (NCYAB) and LNP’s Anti-Human Trafficking Unit among others.The training was organized by Defense for Children International (DCI-Liberia) and facilitated by the Burkina Faso based International Social Service West Africa (ISS-WA) organization.ISS-WA Regional Advisor Dr. Abimbola Lagunju said the workshop was part of ISS-WA’s initiatives to enhance the capacity of national counterparts to play active roles in strengthening the protection of children at the regional level.“It is not hard to imagine the kinds of things these children that are moving across borders in West African go through. They are at risk of trafficking, neglect, labor, sexual exploitation, harassment and forced and unsafe return. We are sure that this training will enable the participating social workers in Liberia to resolve these challenges,” said Dr. Lagunju during the training.ISS-WA Regional Case Manager, Abena Yamoah, said developing the capacity of individual country networks will accelerate progress in identifying children in need of help for safe and easy return and integration back into their home countries.“Our main focus is to support and mitigate trans-national children’s issues. Every country has national policies that protect their own children but there is no defined policies to protect child foreign nationals that are found there. This training has exposed the social worker to the categories of these children called ‘children on the move.’ They will be able to assist these children when found in Liberia to return to their home countries should they need help to return,” said Yamoah, adding that “to date 7,000 children, including more than 100 Liberian children, have been returned to their home countries and to their families through this initiative.”Workshop participants lauded the organizations, DCI-Liberia and ISS-WA, for the training opportunity and assured that they will use their skills to better handle cases of ‘children on the move’ effectively and to ensure protection for children in general.“This is my first time to hear about ‘children on the move’ and the risks they are exposed to. I am going to use the knowledge and skills from (the workshop) to effectively handle their cases when I come across them,” said the head of the LNP’s Anti-trafficking Unit, Anthony S.I. Tugbe.“This training was timely. I never knew about the conditions and risks of children on the move and the help available to them. As I go back to work, I will remain very firm on their cases. Many a time I come across these children but I do not know how to handle the issues; so, henceforth, I am going to be that help they need to get help,” said Sally G. Lablah, social worker at DCI-Liberia.About 33 million children are on the move, according to a recent United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) research report. The number of children on the move is expected to continue to rise as economic and social crises and natural disasters remain unabated across countries, including the West Africa region.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rejecting Dependency and Effectively and Patriotically Using Our Resources Is the Only Way Forward…

first_imgFrench President Emmanuel Macron probably had the shock of his life while visiting Ghana recently. His host, President Nana Akuffo-Addo, did not mince his words when he, to the chagrin and consternation of his guest, uttered the following: “…our concern should be what do we need to do in this 21st century to move Africa away from being cap in hand and begging for aid, for charity, for handouts. The African continent, when you look at its resources, should be giving monies to other places…We need to have a mindset that says we can do it… and once we have that mindset we’ll see there’s a liberating factor for ourselves.”For far too long since the wave of independence began in 1957, African countries have grown into becoming the virtual beggars of the world. With cap in hand, most African leaders have found themselves trooping to the capitals of Western nations to plead for assistance to develop their nations. Rather than looking within to unlock the full potential of their nations; and by so doing raise their people from the clutches of poverty and dependency, African leaders have instead looked without for outside help to do what they can and should be doing for themselves.For decades, since the end of World War II, most African leaders have sought Western economic assistance for their countries—assistance which often comes tied with conditions demanding slavish adherence to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank policy prescriptions coined as Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs). According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are the recipients of 25% of global official development assistance.From a review of the records, it can be observed that these SAPs, which are often imposed as conditions for assistance, have instead generated poverty rather than prosperity. In the truest sense, SAPs are imposed, resulting in debt repayment and economic restructuring to ensure that the debtor countries’ economies are arranged in a way that places low priority on spending for health, education and development.Thus for instance, in the case of Liberia, Government run hospitals like the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital (JFK) are declared nominally free but, patients have to buy drugs from private dispensaries like the LUCKY Pharmacy to where JFK patients are often referred. In other cases, public education is sacrificed for private initiatives where public funds are used to support private (Western) educational profit seeking ventures.The so-called “Bridge” partnership is one in which funding for public schools is directed into private owned ventures with no history or record of success in providing quality primary education to the public at low or little cost.Another relevant example is water and its supply to the public, which this current government has sought to privatize at great expense to the public.Another example of IMF/World Bank policy prescription is the privatization of electricity whose supply, like water, is intermittent and whose cost per kilowatt hour is about the highest in Africa. The result is that thousands are denied access to this essential commodity simply because they cannot afford the cost. It is little wonder, therefore, why power theft is high and rising. In real terms this means that the IMF and World Bank have demanded and are demanding that Liberia, like other poor nations, must lower the standard of living of their people.This is why we share the argument of Dr. Thomas Jaye, Monday’s Liberia College Commencement Speaker, who declared that the IMF and World Bank are indeed barriers to development in Africa. Not only that; our national leaders have betrayed the cause of their people by aligning with and placing themselves at the service of greedy corporate interests. The case of Firestone, which has dominated the rubber industry in Liberia for nearly a century, comes readily to mind.Aside from the fact that Firestone pays starvation wages and consistently enjoys Government support to quell strikes by aggrieved workers, the Government of Liberia has laws in place that prohibit Liberian farmers from exporting raw unprocessed rubber even across the border into the Ivory Coast where rubber fetches higher prices; yet it allows Firestone to do just that every day.This indeed is a clear example of what unequal terms of trade means, such that fits consistently with World Bank/IMF prescriptions. When, for example, has the World Bank supported the building of a crumb rubber plant to help enable small rubber farmers to  add value to their produce and increase income? This is unheard of and never will be until our national leaders can untie their umbilical cords of dependency on the West. This is the point so eloquently driven home by Ghana President Nana Akuffo-Addo and Liberian academic, Dr. Thomas Jaye.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Day of reckoning in CIF dual tournament

first_imgMoore League champion Lakewood and Moore runner-up Millikan are also in Division III. The Lancers are seeded third and face Dos Pueblos (Channel No. 2) in the first round. Millikan opens against Desert Sky League champion Barstow. Warren, which won the San Gabriel Valley League crown, is seeded second in Division IV at Corona Centennial High. The Bears open against Oxnard Pacifica, an at-large team from the Pacific View League. Downey, which finished second in the SGVL, opens against Palm Desert (Desert Valley No. 2). The Suburban League representatives – Glenn and Mayfair – will compete in Division II at North Torrance High. Glenn, the league champion, is seeded third and wrestles Redlands East Valley in the first round. Mayfair opens against Citrus Belt champion A.B. Miller. David Felton can be reached at david.felton@presstelegram.com or (562) 499-1318. At 11 a.m. at venues across the Southland, the CIF-SS Dual Meet Wrestling Championships kick off. Sixteen teams in each division will battle for the right to lift a CIF championship trophy by the end of the night. St. John Bosco High, champion of the Trinity League, is the top seed in Division III at South Hills High. The Braves face Colton, the No. 2 entry from the San Andreas League, in the first round. A victory in that match would pit SJB against either Ventura (Channel No. 1) or Ontario (Mt. Baldy No. 2) in the second round. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img LONG BEACH – Four victories away from a CIF Southern Section team championship. That’s the scenario facing most teams that begin the CIF playoffs, no matter which sport. But while the basketball and football and softball players extend the competition over several weeks, the wrestlers decide it all in just one day – today. last_img read more

Officials promise crackdown on LAX thefts

first_imgThe new initiative calls for agencies to hold regular meetings and is designed to help coordinate and speed up the crime-fighting process, authorities said. Airport officials promised Friday to crack down on sticky-fingered baggage screeners and others who have been lifting items from fliers, including a $100,000 watch nearly nabbed from Paris Hilton. A dozen federal and local agencies will cooperate to investigate and prosecute crimes under the airport “security enhancement initiative,” City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo announced Friday. A key component will be battling theft by workers at Los Angeles International Airport. Delgadillo’s office on Thursday filed misdemeanor theft charges against five former employees of the Transportation Safety Administration, two employees of an airport subcontractor and a transient for allegedly stealing items from airline passenger luggage. Another TSA employee was charged with misdemeanor grand theft in February for allegedly trying to steal a $100,000 limited-edition Paris Hilton watch from Hilton’s bag last May. He returned the watch after a co-worker saw the theft and reported it, prosecutors said. Two other TSA baggage screeners were charged on March 1 with taking a $7,000 platinum Rolex watch that music star Keyshia Coles accidentally left at a security checkpoint in June 2005. The women checked the watch out of the lost-property section under a phony name and sold it in Las Vegas, authorities alleged. Other baggage thefts involved watches, foreign currency, cameras and cartons of cigarettes, authorities said. All of the TSA employees charged with crimes have been fired or quit, officials said. Security screeners handled more than 60 million passengers at Los Angeles International last year. The TSA has employed about 4,000 people at the airport in the past two years, and it has a zero-tolerance policy for wrongdoing, TSA spokesman Nico Melendez said. Some of the alleged thefts date back to 2005. The City Attorney’s Office said it took time to determine which of the multiple agencies with jurisdiction at the airport should handle the cases. last_img read more

MAN RECORDED ATTACK ON UNCLE’S CAR DURING FAMILY FEUD

first_imgA 25-YEAR-OLD Donegal man used a mobile phone to video two men as they followed his instructions to smash up his uncle’s car when it was parked in the grounds of a hospital.Derek McDonagh, of Marina Court Apartments, Bundoran, County Donegal, pleaded guilty to damaging a vehicle belonging to Charles McDonagh on October 6, 2015 at court in Fermanagh.The court heard that, at around 7.35pm, police were contacted by staff at the South West Acute Hospital, outside Enniskillen, and informed that three males had been disturbed while attempting to break in to a Vauxhall Zafira at the medical facility’s underground car park. CCTV footage of the incident was obtained. It showed three males arriving in the car park at 7.28pm.Two of the males, both wearing hoodies and balaclavas, proceeded to smash up the car, while the third videoed the damage caused on a smartphone device.The third male, who was wearing a blue boiler suit and a balaclava, appeared to be directing the damage.Just under a minute later, the three men left the car park.Over a month later, a vehicle matching the description of the one used by the perpetrators was stopped by police on Sligo Road in Enniskillen.The defendant, who was driving, was spoken to and appeared “nervous”.During a search of the vehicle, officers uncovered a Samsung mobile phone that matched the description of the device seen on the CCTV footage.The defendant confirmed that it was his phone and unlocked it, reports the Impartial Reporter.McDonagh was subsequently arrested for criminal damage and his phone was examined. Video pictures of the incident were found on the phone’s memory, the court heard.The defendant was further interviewed in connection with the incident in February this year, but remained silent.A total of Stg£9,959 worth of damage was caused to the vehicle, the court heard.After hearing the outline of the facts in the case, district judge Nigel Broderick observed that it was a very serious matter and the defendant’s liberty was at risk.The judge noted that the car involved belonged to McDonagh’s uncle and asked: “Was this some family feud?”Defending solicitor, Oliver Roche, replied: “Obviously.”The solicitor said his client suffered from mental health problems that meant he was unsuitable for any community-based disposal, such as probation or community service.In mitigation, Mr Roche said that the defendant had a clear record in the North and asked the judge to consider the possibility of imposing a suspended sentence.The judge observed that the two other males, who had never been apprehended, had been causing the damage at McDonagh’s behest, adding that he was the “main controller”.Mr Broderick said that, when he first heard the facts, custody was at the forefront of his mind.However, taking into account the defendant’s significant history of poor mental health and his unsuitability for community-based disposals, the judge said that an immediate custodial sentence would not be appropriate.Instead, the district judge, Mr Broderick imposed a six-month jail term, suspended for two years, and concluded by ordering McDonagh to pay £300 compensation.MAN RECORDED ATTACK ON UNCLE’S CAR DURING FAMILY FEUD was last modified: May 29th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Ulster Schools GAA allow extra week for competitions due to ASTI strike

first_imgDue to Union Action in the South, Ulster Schools GAA has decided to allow 1 week extra for completion of these competitions. Please see the dates below:McDevitt CupPlay-offs for Quarter Finals – Week beginning 14th NovemberQuarter Finals – Week beginning 21st NovemberSemi-Finals – Week beginning 28th NovemberFinal – Week beginning 5th December Arthurs CupQuarter Finals – Week beginning 14th NovemberSemi-Finals – Week beginning 21st NovemberFinal – Week beginning 28th NovemberMarkey CupDeadline for completion of league sections: Friday 9th DecemberUlster Schools GAA allow extra week for competitions due to ASTI strike was last modified: November 12th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:ASTIFootballstrikeulster schools gaalast_img read more

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: IS YOUR SOCIAL CIRCLE PREVENTING YOU FROM LOSING WEIGHT?

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: I’m going to ask you a question….This might seem odd to you. You might even disagree with me, but what I’m about to ask you could be the biggest reason why you are not sticking to the goals that you set out for yourself at the start of the year.Is your social circle preventing you from losing weight? Whenever you begin to take control of your health and initially start your journey into weight loss, people will be happy for you. You will receive a lot of encouragement and this will help spur you on.But….after a while, you will begin to notice some small changes in how some of your friends, family and work colleagues act around you.This will be subtle to begin with.Actually it will be like the scene in ‘Jaws’… the person is swimming in the ocean, blissfully unaware that anything strange is happening. Then the music starts…Duh, Duh….Duh, Duh. Then all of a sudden, SNAP! This is pretty much how it goes when you start. It could be some small remarks, maybe regarding how you are eating, or maybe you declined the usual Friday night ‘after work’ drinks.Then, you begin to lose weight, or maybe you drop a dress size. All of a sudden the water gets a bit choppier.The small indirect comments will become direct ones. There will be questions; lots of confusing, conflicting questions and some of the stories will be so absurd, they have to be true, don’t they?Questions like:* ‘Why do you want to lose weight’? * ‘I don’t know how you can eat like that’* ‘You can’t miss another night out’?The stories that you will hear will go something like this:* ‘2 litres!, I know this one person who drank that much water and they died!’ * ‘When you stop training all your muscle will turn to fat, you should just stop now!’* ‘You are just depriving yourself. Give in now and it will save you all the heartache later on. You know you will give up anyways.’This is the undercurrent that will eventually drag you down into the murky depths of despair.The real question is why would your family and friends do this? Why would they try and prevent you from achieving your goals?The answer is simple. They cannot help it.Change makes people uncomfortable, really uncomfortable. When you start to lose weight all of their insecurities about themselves are being highlighted. The more you succeed, the more they realise their own failings and hence the more they want you to fail. But don’t be angry. They probably don’t even realise that they are doing it.Now, I am not saying that everyone will do this, but I’m sure that everyone reading this has at one time or another been subject to this sort of behaviour.So, what do you do?Invite your friends and work colleagues to join you. If you can create a social circle that is actively involved in your goals, your ability to achieve them will be easier.Stay focused on your goals, there will always be temptation, there will always be an easy option, don’t take it.You can sink into the murky waters of negativity, or you can swim past the sharks and get to where you want to go.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training and Nutrition you can contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: IS YOUR SOCIAL CIRCLE PREVENTING YOU FROM LOSING WEIGHT? was last modified: February 2nd, 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:emmet rushefitnesspersonal trainerweight loss advicelast_img read more

A’s Billy Beane keeps Kyler Murray on roster… in fantasy football

first_imgBeane and the A’s selected Murray … SAN DIEGO — Billy Beane was always going to find a way to put Kyler Murray on his team.Even when Murray opted to play for the Arizona Cardinals instead of Beane’s A’s, Oakland’s vice president of baseball operations wouldn’t be denied.Beane might not have Murray in his farm system, but he does start him on his fantasy football team.“He’s just an amazing athlete,” Beane said at the Winter Meetings on Monday. “Too good of an athlete, unfortunately.”last_img