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PBA Finals: Durham tows Meralco past Ginebra to avoid 0-3 hole

first_imgLATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Foton, Branislav ready for PSL’s biggest conference Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Durham, the back-to-back Best Import of the conference, scored 23 points in the second half, 13 in the final frame to counter the Gin Kings’ punches.A jumper by Justin Brownlee gave Ginebra a 72-66 edge with 9:36 left but Durham quickly led Meralco back and his coast-to-coast dunk over Japeth Aguilar put the Bolts ahead, 75-74, with under seven minutes remaining.Durham continued his rampage. He scored on a reverse layup against two defenders, rejected Aguilar’s shot on the other end, blocked Brownlee then converted a three-point play for an 86-77 buffer with 2:47 to go.Meralco goes for the equalizer on Friday still at the Big Dome.Ginebra had four players in double-figures led by Brownlee’s 15 points.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAllen Durham did a little bit of everything and Meralco needed all of it to finally beat Barangay Ginebra, 94-81, and avoid a 0-3 hole in the 2017 PBA Governors Cup Finals Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Durham scored in a variety of ways no matter who he was up against or how many while also anchoring the Bolts’ defense. He was an unstoppable force, finishing with 38 points, 20 rebounds, four assists and five blocks.ADVERTISEMENT “The game becomes a lot easier when you can make shots. Today we did a much better job at making our perimeter shots and a lot of credit goes to Reynel Hugnatan, who stepped up and made a lot of threes for us today,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.“Our defense was solid just like it was in our last game. The difference was we played defense for 48 minutes instead of 44. It’s gonna be tough going forward especially with Ranidel being out but at the same time we still have guys who out there fighting and we will go to war with them,” Black added.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 Bolts, who lost the first two games by double-digits, got a much-needed lift from veteran forward Reynel Hugnatan, who played extended minutes after starting forward Ranidel de Ocampo went down with an injury early.Hugnatan fired 22 points, going 7-of-12 from long range and grabbed five rebounds in close to 39 minutes of play. His last 3-pointer capped a 19-4 charge by the Bolts in the final six minutes and four seconds. View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Buboy passes biggest test as head trainer

first_imgTheir plan was to be patient and to not get too excited.“Our strategy was to be patient and to take our time and don’t rush,” said Pacquiao. “We don’t want to be careless like we did before.”He was referring to the fateful 2012 world title fight against Juan Manuel Marquez that ended in a stunning KO defeat for Pacquiao.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine senator and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao trains at a press preview in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Lucas Matthysse on July 15, 2018, for the World Boxing Association welterweight title in Malaysia. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)KUALA Lumpur—In his first fight as head trainer for his best friend, Restituto “Buboy” Fernandez only had this to say to Manny Pacquiao: “Thank you very much for giving me this opportunity.”“Kami ay magkaibigan di lamang sa ibabaw ng ring (We are friends not only on top of the ring),” said Fernandez, who was thrust into the limelight when Pacquiao had him taking over Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach for the fight against Lucas Matthysse on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Fernandez met Pacquiao when they were both aspiring boxers more than 20 years ago in the dark and dusty L&M Gym in Quiapo, Manila.“Manny, maraming salamat sa tiwalang binigay mo (thank you for the trust you gave me),” said Fernandez.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’Basking in glory once again, Pacquiao was all praises for Fernandez and even lauded the strategy he devised.“I’m not saying that Freddie is not a good trainer, he’s a great trainer. Legend. I was thinking of getting him back,” said Pacquiao. “But Buboy really handled it well, from the training camp up to fight. I really appreciate it.” MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MP promotions: More fights in Asia Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

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Bartica woman fined for drug possession

first_imgA Bartica woman was fined ,000 and sentenced to two months of community service by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan when she appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday charged with drug possession.Thirty-five-year-old Samantha Singh pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on May 26, 2016, at Bartica, she had three grams of cannabis in her possession.Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers told the Court that on the day in question about 01:30h, Singh was escorted to the Bartica Police Station in relation to another matter under investigation. A search was conducted on her and a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis were found in her bosom by Police Constables.The woman was told of the offence and the illegal substance was then weighed in her presence.Further investigations were carried out and she was charged for the offence.Singh, who pleaded guilty to the offence, admitted to being a user of marijuana.She apologised for her actions and begged the Magistrate for leniency.Magistrate Ann McLennan in imposing the punishment made it clear to Singh that if she failed to pay her fine and complete the community service, she would spend the next three months in jail.last_img read more

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World Hope Int’l Embraces Anti-Trafficking Hotline

first_imgWorld Hope International (WHI), a Christian relief and development organization working with vulnerable and exploited communities in Liberia, has embraced government’s decision to establish an anti-human trafficking hotline, committing itself to support and maintain the project.The anti-human trafficking hotline number 2883 in all existing mobile phone companies in the country was recently launched by the Ministry of Labor for the purpose of reporting suspected trafficking cases.According to a WHI statement, the hotline is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is expected to be extended to 24 hours a day, the statement said.The hotline is free of charge and is handled confidentially so that callers’ and victims’ identities are well protected.It is a part of a broader initiative aimed at enhancing victims’ protection and supporting the establishment of a National Referral Pathway (NRP) in Liberia.The NRP, when finalized, will provide consistent support for victims of trafficking throughout the country.It was developed in partnership with the Liberian government and civil society organizations coordinated by WHI.Once the Ministry of Justice provides approval and the NRP is finalized, it will help communities, CSOs, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and government officials to assist victims of trafficking by laying out the steps that would identify and protect victims as well as the roles and responsibilities of the assistance actors.While awaiting the NRP document to be finalized, WHI is currently in the process of providing short-term emergency shelter, holistic case management, and reintegration assistance to the labor and sex trafficked victims.NRP is also engaged in raising awareness through call-in radio shows and preaching anti-trafficking messages on some local radio stations.Meanwhile, Patrick Mbayo, an official of the Ministry of Labor, has disclosed that annually over 20 million persons become victims of trafficking worldwide.Mr. Mbayo said Liberia being one of many countries of origin, transit, and destination for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking, is contributing to “global gangsters.”He attributed the increase in trafficking in Liberia to lack of information, suggesting that curbing the “evil monster” requires taking advantage of the hotline to identify and report trafficking cases.NRP Chief Executive Officer, John Lyon, said the entity has taken on leadership in educating the public and training law enforcement officials, lawyers, and others to strengthen efforts to combat human trafficking.He expressed the hope that the hotline will increase reporting of human trafficking cases in the country.WHI receives funding from the U.S. Government through the Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.It started work in Liberia in 1997 with exploited communities to alleviate poverty, suffering, and injustices.A few months ago WHI said Liberia serves as a major route for human traffickers in West Africa because domestic slavery is highly practiced in Liberia, particularly in the south-eastern Liberian counties of Maryland, Grand Kru, Sinoe, River Gee and Grand Gedeh as areas where most of the children doing domestic slave work for guardians originate.Nimba, Bong and Lofa are also mentioned in WHI report to be contributing at a minimal level.Children who become victims are mostly teenagers either turned over to relatives and friends by parents, or upon relatives’ requests to bring them to Monrovia purportedly to go to school.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Registration now open for Fort St. John Triathlon

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – For all participants that are set on competing in this year’s Fort St. John Triathlon, registration for the race is now open.Traithlon media relations director Stephanie Sutherland says that registration opened on March 22nd, and will be open for participants until June 4th. The Triathlon date is set this year for Sunday, June 11th at the North Peace Leisure Pool. Sutherland says that early bird registration fees are $45, but only until April 29th. After April 30th, the registration fee rises to $55 or $35 for youth, and is $65 after May 27th. All participants that are also not members of TriBC must also pay a $15 triathlon insurance fee.To register, click this link: https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=15049&lan=1&cartlevel=1- Advertisement -For more information, contact the Fort St. John Triathlon via their Facebook page.last_img read more

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USC basketball notes: Third-time charm

first_imgThe third time around, with the added pressure of the Pac-10 Tournament, Gibson got the better of his fellow freshman forward in USC’s 83-79 victory at Staples Center. Gibson scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, getting his first double-double in 16games. Lopez, who blocked 12 shots against USC in Palo Alto and scored 23 on the Trojans at Galen Center, had just six points, 10rebounds and one block. Brook Lopez looked like one of the most dominant players in college basketball in Stanford’s first two games against USC. He swatted Taj Gibson’s shots like he was 6-feet tall, grabbed every rebound in site and scored at will. “From the last two times we played, the coaches kept showing me tape of how he was scoring on me,” Gibson said. “I got down on myself each time. I said I was going to come out and not let him get in a comfort zone. Every time he got the ball, I tried to get in his face.” Both players got into foul trouble, but it didn’t affect Gibson, who got his fourth foul with 14:02 remaining in the game. Stanford seemed to get away from Lopez in the second half. He made just two of seven shots. “They were all cheating off and double on Brook,” Stanford guard Fred Washington said. “But that was leaving guys open and we were getting them the ball. If you’re open, shoot it – we were doing it in the first half and it was working. But we probably should have gotten the back to him more later.” Carroll in the house: USC football coach Pete Carroll was on hand for USC’s victory over Stanford and stayed for the Washington-Washington State game as well. Carroll looked dapper in a grey suit, white shirt and tiel tie. center_img – Jill Painter Stanford in: According to USC coach Tim Floyd, Stanford is in the tournament. Despite a first-round exit in the Pac-10 Tournament, Floyd is convinced the Cardinal deserves to be in the NCAA Tournament. He sounded more adamant than Trent Johnson and Johnson made a good case, too. “We beat an NCAA Tournament team,” Floyd said. “It’s ridiculous for people to start this bubble talk. They beat Virginia on the road. They beat UCLA, they beat us. They’ve gotten better. They didn’t play with (Anthony) Goods the last three weeks of the season. They lost three out of for without him.” – Jill Painter 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Dana Larson makes stop in Fort St. John as part of Sensible B.C. campaign

first_imgOne of reasons behind the campaign, according to Larson, is that marijuana is a big money maker in the province, and that a lot of money could be made by the government if it was something that was properly taxed.“I believe that the war on marijuana, and marijuana smokers is a very important social, and civil rights issue,” he explains.” We all pay for the tax dollars that are spent for the police and courts to deal with marijuana users, and really, we are handing over one of British Columbia’s biggest industries. Marijuana is on par with tourism and forestry, it’s worth about six billion dollars, and our current laws hand that entire industry over to the underground market on organized crime.”He continues by saying, “It really would benefit all British Columbians to bring this industry above board where we can regulate it, where we can tax it where needed, where we can make sure medical users get the medicine they need, and we can make our communities safer, and generate a lot of tax revenue for British Columbia.” The campaign needs to get signatures 10 percent of the registered voters in every electoral district for the petition to be considered. Larson’s goal is to get one and a half times that amount, or about 500,000 from across the province.Advertisement Larson says that the tour has been trying, but has been finding support among his various stops in the province.“It’s a lot of work and a lot of driving, but I’ve been able to talk to a lot of people,” Larson says. “In every town I find some people that are interested in carrying our banner forward, and collecting signatures. In a lot of these smaller communities, we don’t necessarily need a lot of people to be collecting signatures, but we need a few devoted people who will get involved, and I’ve been finding those everywhere I go.Larson adds that while there are challenges with the tour, most people he comes across are excited about the prospects of changing the current laws.- Advertisement -“People are excited about getting involved in this campaign, so a lot are really enthusiastic about it,” he says. “There’s some people who are worried about the stigma of being attached to a marijuana cause, that somehow they are going to be judged, or looked poorly upon because they are advocating for this, but by and large, most people that I meet really just want to see this happen.One of the main misunderstandings Larson says, is that people believe that change can’t happen at the provincial level, but that isn’t the case according to him.“Some people don’t really understand the legislation we’re trying to pass, so they say ‘oh these are federal laws, and British Columbia can’t do anything’, but that’s not really true,” Larson argues. “The law that we’ve written has been very carefully crafted to approach this from the provincial angle, so the law that we’ve created, the ‘sensible policing act’, would effectively decriminalize marijuana possession in British Columbia, by using our jurisdiction over policing, to tell the police ‘no more searching, no more arresting for marijuana possession’ “.Advertisementlast_img read more

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TRANSFER EXCLUSIVE! Bristol City agree stunning £8m deal for Brentford striker Andre Gray

first_img1 Andre Gray Bristol City have agreed a fee with Brentford for striker Andre Gray.The newly-promoted Robins are searching for a proven goalscorer to aid their ambitious bid to become Championship promotion contenders.Steve Cotterill had made Dwight Gayle his top target but the Crystal Palace hitman rejected the chance to move to Ashton Gate.Now Cotterill has turned his attention to Brentford’s Gray and is hopeful of concluding a deal.Gray fired 18 goals last season for the Bees following a £500,000 switch from Luton Town and has been the subject of interest from Hull.West Ham have also been linked with the 24-year-old in recent days as Slaven Bilic looks to boost his attacking options.However, it is Bristol City who are now leading the chase after slapping in a bid believed to be around £8million.Gray still has two years remaining on his contract at Griffin Park and Brentford had been ready to offer the former Shrewsbury Town man a new deal.But City’s offer has proved too tempting to turn down and Brentford have cleared Gray for talks with their Championship rivals.last_img read more

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Merchant files claim with city

first_img The project’s final cost to the city is expected to be more than $13 million. The city is still working on the first phase from Colorado to Milford streets. But last month it was ahead of schedule on the second phase, which goes from Milford to Sanchez Drive, nearly finishing that portion. The third phase, from Colorado south to San Fernando Road, is expected to begin in about six months. Besides contending the project took too long, van Bebber’s claim also states the city failed to post signs so customers could park and find their way to the businesses on his block. He also argues that construction workers took parking his customers could have used, and that city officials ignored his suggestions for making the project go smoother. Meredith Manzano, a Glendale administrative analyst paralegal, said van Bebber’s claim is the only one she is aware of stemming from the Brand project. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – A Brand Boulevard merchant has filed a claim against the city, alleging he lost profits because of a disruptive street and sidewalk repair project in front of his rare-coin store. The city started the ongoing Brand street upgrade last spring, and it has tackled the massive project in stages. In April, crews started work in front of Coin Galleries of Glendale in the 200 block of the boulevard. “I was expecting them to basically tear up everything in front and in four to eight weeks have it all done, which is what they told me,” store owner Robert van Bebber said. “And that didn’t happen.” Instead, the work extended through October, he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Some Brand business owners have complained that the project kept customers away as sidewalks became impassable. The project has also brought noise and dust and intermittently shut down intersections. Van Bebber, who filed his claim Dec. 28 seeking $58,000, said the city’s handling of the entire project showed poor planning. “I would probably quit or hide under a rock or something if I did something this incompetent,” he said. But City Manager Jim Starbird said cities are generally not held liable when problems occur on a street repair project. “You have to repair the streets. And projects can, for a whole host of reasons, take longer than anticipated,” he said. last_img read more

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District in dire straits

first_imgHACIENDA HEIGHTS – Reducing the school police department and administrative staff were among recommendations to cut Hacienda La Puente Unified School District’s budget by more than $6 million. Faced with a financial crisis that has prompted demonstrations by parents and teachers, school board members listened to a list of recommendations by a 26-member budget advisory committee of district employees, teachers and parents. “The budget crisis is so severe, the committee decided it was best to make recommendations based on monumental savings,” said committee member Vincent Fraumeni. Cuts to the police department would save $750,000, he said. Other large cuts included eliminating the Energy Savings Department at a savings of $370,000 and the office of communications to save $420,000, and reducing facilities management personnel as bond work comes to a close (saving $375,000). “Kids deserve clean classrooms, clean restrooms. You need the support staff; you need the bus drivers,” she said. Fraumeni agreed cuts should be trimmed from the district management level. In the last five years, the district added 22 administrative positions, he said. School board member Sandy Johnson said the board needs to start looking at creating magnet schools or science academies to attract students. In addition, teachers are at an impasse in negotiating a contract with the district, and are going to bring in a mediator to negotiate, said John Crowther, president of the Hacienda La Puente Teachers’ Association. “The district received three percent more money than last year, but the salary offer that’s on the table is less money than they spent on teachers’ salaries last year,” Crowther said. shirley.hsu@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsAnother recommendation – eliminating color printing of the district newsletter and all other color copying – would save $200,000. The budget committee recommended not closing any schools in the upcoming school year, but advised the board to seriously consider school closures in future years to avoid a state takeover of the district, and also to sell off excess real estate the district holds. Closing schools would save $1.5million in 2007-08, according to the committee. Shouting “Cut from the top!” and “Save our schools,” a crowd of more than 100 gathered outside Bixby Elementary School before the meeting to protest against school closures and cuts to classified employee staff. “I’m shocked that they would even consider closing this school,” said Simon Lim, father of a kindergartner at Wedgeworth Elementary School. “This is a \ Distinguished School. The staff is incredible. Most people would have to pay private school tuition to get this education,” he said. Cuts to classified staff will ultimately hurt students, said Beverly Johnson, who represented classified employees. last_img read more

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