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first_imgView comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims The Beermen turned a close game into a rout in the first six minutes of the final quarter with Heruela capping a 17-3 run with three free throws for a 92-71 advantage. Adding to the Hotshots’ misery was Santos’ trey to beat the shot clock, prompting celebrations with still 3:31 remaining in the game.“The one-week break worked in our favor,” said Leo Austria. “We were able to recharge, refocus and recuperate especially with Marcio (Lassiter) and Chris Ross. The key here is we were able to match their energy. But this is a game of adjustments. We need two more wins.”The Hotshots did get 15 points from Paul Lee, but the explosive guard injured his finger in the second half. Mark Barroca had 22 points, but Ian Sangalang, who opened the series with 29 points in a 105-103 win, struggled with just six points this time.Despite San Miguel’s supposed dominance in the series, Magnolia coach Chito Victolero isn’t ready to concede just yet.“We need to find ways to match up the second group of San Miguel,” he said. “We did a good job defending June Mar and Arwind but the problem is the other guys stepping up. It’s just hard to beat San Miguel with their firepower. But we will not stop until we find ways to stop them.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters China out to dominate Tagaytay chess tourney MOST READ Marcio Lassiter tossed 24 points and Arwind Santos pumped in 14 points as they joined forces with reserves Brian Heruela, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser and Gabby Espinas in ripping the game wide open for the Beermen, who flaunted their incredible firepower anew.“The key was matching their energy because of our second unit,” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria.“We opted to let them stay until the last two minutes of the game. If they continue to step up, we have a good chance of winning [the series].”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 crownHeruela came off the bench to contribute 11 points with eight coming in the fourth quarter, while another key reserve, Gabby Espinas played his best game of the tournament, adding nine points, as the Beermen moved to within a couple of victories from a fourth All-Filipino crown.“We have to give credit to our second group because they really stepped up,” said Fajardo, who already had 21 points after three periods. “I had a good breather. I just hope every game is like this. “ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 With the shot clock winding down, San Miguel Beer forward Arwind Santos picked up an errant pass near half court, dribbled to the top of the key and knocked in a triple for a 21-point lead with less than four minutes remaining.Even with reigning Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo resting on the bench, the Beermen can’t do anything wrong in the final period as they used one of their trademark offensive outbursts for an emphatic 111-87 victory over Magnolia Hotshots on Sunday night and a 2-1 lead in the PBA Philippine Cup finals at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is dealing with anxiety

first_img“The biggest thing is that I feel good and talking to my doctor one of my happy places is the playoffs. That’s a good thing. So I do feel great, though.”Warriors coach Steve Kerr reached out to Lue to offer his best. Kerr missed time, including during last season’s championship run, because of debilitating complications from a pair of back surgeries after the 2015 title.Kerr said he spoke by phone and traded text messages with Lue.“I just tried to share some of my experience when I was out last year,” Kerr said. “The main message was you can’t allow what feels like the enormity of the job to interfere with your health and your recovery and whatever you need to do. I just told him the team will still be there when you get back. But sometimes I think in this job, because there is so much passion from the fan bases and because everybody wants to win so badly, it feels bigger than it really is. So just kind of a reminder that we’re playing a sport. Get better.”ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Kevin Love cleared to play in Game 1 of NBA Finals Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue answers questions before the start of an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif. — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is being treated for anxiety, saying before Game 1 of the NBA Finals that the pressure-packed playoffs bring him so much joy.He also realizes there are so many people dealing with challenges in life, so his story may help others.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Lue took a leave of absence on March 19 for health reasons and when he returned April 5 acknowledged he experienced “piercing” chest pains during two games this season.“A lot of people are going through a lot of different things,” Lue said Thursday at Oracle Arena. “Just being able to cope with it and understand that there’s a lot of different people that have reached out since yesterday, I guess, and told me they experienced some of the same things.”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 41-year-old Lue said he has heard from many people offering support since his ESPN interview during which he revealed the anxiety, noting he didn’t intend to reveal so much.“To be honest, I messed up,” Lue said. “I didn’t even really know I said it. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 View commentslast_img read more

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Nimba Rioters’ Case Goes to Buchanan Court

first_imgSanniquellie Criminal Court has accepted a request by the prosecutors to move the case of 12 persons accused of damaging millions of United States dollars’ worth of properties within ArcelorMittal’s concession area in Nimba County, to Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.Prosecutors had contended and claimed that the prospective jurors would set the defendants free if the case is tried in Nimba County. Sanniquellie is the capital city of Nimba County. ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company, which has most of its Liberia operations in Nimba.Article 21 (H) of the 1986 Liberian Constitution guarantees that a criminal trial “shall be held in the vicinity where the said crimes shall have been committed,” and to assure the right to a trial “by an impartial jury of the vicinity or county wherein the crime shall have been committed.”But the Supreme Court has held that these place-of-trial provisions sometimes have to yield in order to comply with the “Due Process of Law” particularly if “extraordinary local prejudice will prevent a fair trial.” In some cases, a fair trial means a somewhat distant trial, and the defendant has the right to waive geographic protections that, in certain cases, become burdens to neutral justice.In their request for change of venue, the prosecutors argued that the case be decided  outside of Nimba County,  where the crime had taken place, avoiding the jurors  trying the defendants in the very area that they had allegedly  destroyed millions of United States dollars worth of properties of the company.    They also argued that doing so would grant the state the legal relief necessary to assure a fair trial.    Interestingly, the request was   granted by the court after the defense team interposed no objection.  The case is widely seen as one where the real battle between prosecutors and defense will come at the sentencing stage of the trial when the jury will determine whether or not to find the defendants guilty.The 12 persons were charged in early July 2014 with multiple charges, including rioting and armed robbery. All have consistently denied taking part in the commission of such crimes when they appeared before several courts, including the Civil Law Court at the Temple of Justice.They were among 41 persons, who were allegedly involved in the riots and were subsequently released on bail.Initially, the defense team’s request for bail to allow the defendants to be temporarily released from further detention at the Monrovia Central Prison was denied by the court.The court had said that the crimes levy against them are capital offense and are non-bailable. Under the law, a suspect is usually allowed to get out of jail by posting bail unless he or she is accused of a capital crime.A capital crime is a crime such as murder, rape, or armed robbery that is punishable by long prison sentences, life imprisonment, or death. Bail, or surety, is generally denied by the courts for defendants accused of these types of crime. In many cases, bail is also denied if the defendant is a repeat offender or if the crime is a violent one. Also, bail is a certain amount of money or property value that must be posted with the court.The defendants are also accused of setting ablaze  ArcelorMittal’s properties, including several pieces of mining equipment, a locomotive train, and made away with several valuable items. 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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NEC to Rerun Elections in Two Nimba Districts

first_imgVoters in line in the town of TeahplayDue to fraud and discrepanciesDue to fraud and discrepancies in two of the electoral districts in Nimba County, the National Elections Commission (NEC) has instructed a rerun of the election in five of the polling places. They will include one polling place in the town of Dulay in District #3 and Beo Bongaplay in District # 4.According to the Magistrate of Upper Nimba, Princeton Monmiah, the presiding officer of one of the polling places in Dulay was caught with six ballot papers, already checked in favor of a particular candidate, while in the town of Beo Bongaplay the voters disrupted the process after one of the four polling places did not open.The magistrate said a Presiding Officer, identified as Josephus Cooper, has been placed behind bars awaiting court trial.The rerun, he said, will take place in the two towns tomorrow, October 17.Tension has been high in the two areas since the holding of the October 10 elections, where voters went on the rampage and held some of the security agents assigned with polling staff hostage demanding their validated stamps.Presiding officer displaying the box to poll watchers and observer to show it is empty, before voting startedA similar problem was also reported in District # 5 where several voters could not vote due to lack of direction from polling staff at the Buutuo Public School polling precinct, but the magistrate said there has been no report from that end.A Women’s Situation Room observer, Alice Gbahn, described seeing voters leaving because there was no one to direct or lead them to the polling places where they were supposed to cast their ballots.She said although the polling places were closed at about 7 p.m., several voters who were still waiting to vote were denied by the presiding officer because it was after the stipulated time.There was also a complaint from the towns of Glarlay and Teahplay, where many voters could not vote because there was no one to direct them to the right place to vote.“We faced too much problem,” said an elderly man. “When we went to this line, they will say our names were not there; if you went there, the same, we got tired.”In another development, tensions were high in the town of Madiaplay when some ballot boxes were discovered by voters in the town chief’s house.The voters accused the town chief of keeping extra boxes to aid candidates. Angry voters blocked the major road, but it was later clarified by Magistrate Princeton Monmiah that the boxes in question were empty boxes that they could not fit in the car that was transporting them to Sanniquellie.“People were misinformed about what was going on, but the situation has been put under control at last,” he said.There is still confusion in other districts in Nimba, with claims and counter-claims of victory by several candidates.In Saclepea District # 7, there were a series of discrepancies reported, where two of the candidates, Evan Koah and Paul Tuazama, have reported candidate Roger Domah to the NEC for manipulating the process. Evan Koah has threatened to take the matter to the Supreme Court if the NEC fails to amicably resolve the dispute.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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CH&PA awaiting funding for Broad Street squatters relocation – Saul

first_imgChief Executive Officer of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), Lelon Saul, said the Housing Authority has already commenced preparatory works to have squatters at Broad and Lombard Streets relocated but noted that they are awaiting Government funding.Some 68 adults and 100 children are living in the area under severe poverty and the land belongs to a private individual, who has been granted a judgement against the squatters in the High Court. They were supposed to be relocated to Barnwell North, East Bank Demerara, but the residents of Mocha Arcadia held protests over the relocation.A section of the squatting settlementHowever, the CH&PA has since indicated that Barnwell North is an inappropriate relocation site due to the soil condition.“Additionally the residents of Mocha Arcadia; we did get some resistance from the residents and the President had asked that we put the project on hold pending the outcome of the CoI into ancestral land. Notwithstanding the request of the President, we have deemed the location inappropriate and we decided to look at another location,” Saul said in February.He revealed the new relocation site to be in the Cummings Lodge area, on the East Coast of Demerara and added that physical relocation will commence as soon as October.“In relation to the development at Cummings Lodge, we have initiated the process and we are currently awaiting funding from Central Government. Where I speak (in relation to the process) is in terms of preparation of project documents and so on,” Saul said on Wednesday.When asked about whether the Food For The Poor (FFTP) organisation is still on board with the relocation project, Saul related that they are continuing to engage the organisation and still have their commitment to aid in the relocation process.The Department of Housing in collaboration with FFTP was expected to construct 72 homes for the squatters. FFTP will be contributing $42 million and the Ministry is expected to match that. Each home is expected to cost $1.2 million and Minister with responsibility for Housing Valarie Patterson-Yearwood said they are working out a plan with the prospective owners for them to stand the cost of water meters, among other things.The squatting area came to public attention after former Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence led a team from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to the area as part of their first country visit to Guyana.last_img read more

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Teen critical after Ituni trail accident

first_imgA 15-year-old Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway resident is now battling for his life at the Georgetown Public Hospital after the vehicle in which he was travelling collided with a lumber truck.Injured is Randy James. Reports are James was seated in the left front seat of vehicle GSS 6179 with trailer TXX 8434.Guyana Times understands that James, and 19-year-old Danieram Persaud of Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), who was driving the vehicle, were proceeding east along the Ituni trail when they stopped to inspect the lorry.Persaud had reportedly parked the vehicle and exited to do the inspection when suddenly the vehicle began moving forward.The vehicle ended up striking another lorry carrying lumber which was parked some distance ahead.As a result of the accident, a log from the second vehicle struck James to his right side causing him to sustain injuries to his right shoulder and rib cage.He was picked up and rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex, where he was treated and transferred to Georgetown Public Hospital. The Police have since launched an investigation.last_img read more

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18 months’ jail for man who assaulted stepson

first_imgNineteen-year-old Navindra Lall appeared before Magistrate Alisha George at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Courts on Wednesday to answer to an assault charge.The defendant, of Agriculture Road, Triumph, East Coast Demerara (ECD), is said to have abused his stepson while he was under the influence of alcohol.At the first court appearance, Lall pleaded not guilty to the charge which read that on October 29, 2019, he assaulted the lad so as to cause him actual bodily harm.Lall was placed on bail by the Magistrate but he could not have afforded to post same and as such, he remained on remand until the hearing and determination of his trial.The State Prosecutor called five witnesses to testify in the matter. They included the victim’s mother, two neighbours, a probation officer, and a Police Officer.According to the mother of the three-year-old victim, she has two sons, one of whom Lall fathers.The woman told the court that throughout her relationship with Lall, he always had an issue with the 3-year-old child making noise.The woman added that on October 29, 2019, she left the two children in the care of Lall and went to work. However, she later received a telephone call that Lall had locked the children outside and that they were crying.Upon reaching home, she indicated that her two sons were outside along with the Police and her neighbours. Lall later stated that he had fallen asleep in the veranda.The mother of two told the court that her son’s eyes had bloodshot. Upon enquiring, she was told that Lall had beaten him. However, the accusation was denied by the defendant, the mother testified.As such, the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) was contacted by neighbours who visited the home the following day.Lall was subsequently charged for assaulting the child who was taken into custody of the CCPA.Meanwhile, Lall told the court that he was imbibing with his landlord and another man on the day in question. He said that he later became intoxicated and fell asleep on the veranda, leaving the children unattended.Lall was being cross-examined by the Prosecutor and told the court that he could not recall if he hit the child since he was drunk.According to Magistrate George, there is sufficient evidence against the accused of the offence with which he was charged.She pointed out that since he was left to care for the two children, the court would not be lenient with him.In imposing the custodial sentence, the Magistrate took into consideration the prevalence of child abuse in society and the fact that Lall was under the influence of alcohol.last_img read more

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Dow close sets record at 12,803.84

first_imgNEW YORK – The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 12,800 for the first time Wednesday, signaling Wall Street’s recovery from its steep decline in February as investors rewarded companies with strong earnings. The day was not a standout for the overall market, however. Technology stocks lagged following disappointing earnings from leaders including Yahoo Inc. The Dow moved as high as 12,838.46 before slipping back slightly to close at 12,803.84, up 30.80, or 0.24 percent. The Dow broke records set on Feb. 20, one week before the average tumbled 416 points in a worldwide selloff. As only 11 of the 30 stocks in the blue chip index advanced, the Dow’s gain Wednesday came from strength in stocks like JP Morgan Chase & Co., Boeing Co. and Caterpillar Inc. Light, sweet crude settled up 3 cents at $63.13 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as a government report showed a bigger-than-expected decline in gasoline inventories.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! JPMorgan lifted the Dow after the bank reported a 55 percent jump in profits that far surpassed Wall Street’s expectations. The companies that make up the Dow – nearly half of which report earnings this week – have been mostly beating the Street’s predictions. Broader stock indicators finished mixed. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 1.02, or 0.07 percent, to 1,472.50, but the Nasdaq composite index fell 6.45, or 0.26 percent, to 2,510.50. Bond prices rose for the third straight session as investors grew optimistic that the Federal Reserve won’t raise interest rates. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to 4.65 percent from 4.68 percent late Tuesday. Gold prices also advanced. Investors pulled back from tech stocks after Yahoo posted a surprising 11 percent drop in its first-quarter profit. Disappointing results from International Business Machines Corp. and Motorola Inc. added to the selling. Wall Street was uneasy about a sharp drop in the dollar, which is now at 26-year lows against the British pound and a two-year low against the euro. last_img read more

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Slow down and move over for emergency vehicles

first_img“When a driver is approaching or passing a stopped emergency vehicle with flashing lights on a roadway the British Columbia Motor Vehicle Act requires drivers traveling to drive at no more than 70 km/hr where the speed limit is 80km/hr or more, or drive at no more than 40 km/hr where the speed limit is less than 80 km/hr,” CPL. Jodi Shelkie said in a written statement.Shelkie says statistics show that since 2001, more than 40 emergency personal have either been killed or seriously injured while helping people on B.C. roads.If police witness a driver who fails to abide by this cardinal rule, it may cost them up to $173 and three demerit points.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Suarez puts a stop to mesmerising Messi and Neymar display

first_imgDon’t do anything for the next 30 seconds except watch and admire.Ahead of Barcelona’s 3-1 Copa del Rey win against Villarreal, Lionel Messi and team-mate Neymar flicked the ball back and forward with ease and then Luis Suarez tried to muscle in.Their victory means they will meet Athletic Bilbao in the final.Last season they were memorably beaten by a Gareth Bale-inspired Madrid side in which the forward raced past Marc Bartra to score the winner.In the meantime, just watch the South American duo in action again…last_img read more

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