first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas (7) gestures during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. The way Isaiah Thomas sees it, what awaits in free agency this summer is like what he faced when he was the last pick in the NBA Draft. “I only need one team to love me,” Thomas said Thursday, candidly opening up about his health, his past, his present and his future while he deals with a season that absolutely has not gone the way he envisioned. (AP Photo/ Richard W. Rodriguez, File)MIAMI — Isaiah Thomas still feels like there’s time.He’s four months away from free agency, the wheeling-and-dealing period when — the way things were looking a year ago — he would be signing a contract worth well over $100 million, ensuring himself a level of wealth that would be well beyond what the player picked last in the 2011 NBA draft should have reasonably expected.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 The Lakers want Thomas to mentor their young players, and they’re giving him rest and recovery time when he needs — mindful that he wants to go into this summer as healthy as possible.“I think he’s been judged pretty harshly with the fact that he missed that much time,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “He’s playing good for us. I think with the more time he has just playing basketball, the better he’ll get as far as getting back to doing the things he was doing in Boston last season.”Walton speaks highly of Thomas, which suggests that the Lakers could be that one team Thomas is looking for.Games like Thursday certainly won’t hurt his cause. He came into the night averaging 14.3 points in 26 minutes on 37 percent shooting. Against the Heat, he shot 11 for 20, 6 for 11 from 3-point range.“If they give me a bigger opportunity, I’m capable of bringing more to the table,” Thomas said. “Until then I’m doing what I can. I’m getting as healthy as I possibly can. Every day I’m feeling a lot better. I’m just grinding it out and just trying to be ready for any opportunities that come my way.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Nothing is certain now.He’s gone from a star in Boston to being cast aside in Cleveland and now finds himself as a backup with the Los Angeles Lakers, still trying to get healthy after hip surgery. If that wasn’t enough, there’s the added strain that what he does over these next few high-stakes weeks will go a long way in determining what he’ll earn and where he’ll play over the next few years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“All you need is one team to love you,” Thomas said Thursday. “It’s like the draft all over again. You just need one team.”He averaged just under 29 points per game last season. And until Thursday night, when he led the Lakers to a 131-113 win in Miami over the Heat, he hadn’t scored more than 24 in any game this season. He couldn’t get on the floor until January while recovering from the hip surgery and lasted only 15 games with the Cavaliers before getting traded to the Lakers in early February. Thomas was the main piece that Cleveland got from Boston in the deal that sent Kyrie Irving to the Celtics, and his on-court Cavs tenure lasted roughly one month. Lakers shred Heat defense, stay hot with easy win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Thomas went through pain of the emotional and physical kind with the Celtics a year ago, after his sister died in a car crash just before the start of Boston’s postseason run. About three weeks later, on the day Chyna Thomas would have turned 23, her brother — a day removed from oral surgery — scored 53 points to lead the Celtics past Washington.Not long after that, the Celtics shut the 5-foot-9 guard down because of the right hip problem.“Him being a competitor and a warrior, he made his injury even worse instead of putting his stock up there and saying ’I’m done, let me get ready for the next season so I can get a max deal,’” said Miami guard Dwyane Wade, a Thomas teammate in Cleveland this season. “He kept trying to fight and fight and fight for the city that he was playing for. So it’s a tough situation.“One thing I know about him, you don’t become a household name at 5-foot-whatever-he-is without having grit, without having toughness and without knowing you can overcome anything.”That’s the belief Thomas still has these days.He doesn’t think he can merely return to the level he was at last year. He thinks he can get even better. The challenge will be making someone else believe that this summer.“It’s ‘what have you done for me lately.’ That’s the league we’re in and I understand that,” Thomas said. “But if I’m given the same opportunity I was given in Boston, I would do the same thing. And that’s just what it is. My resume speaks for itself. What I can do on the basketball floor speaks for itself. I can’t do nothing but control what I can control, and that’s taking advantage of any opportunity I’m given and playing my heart out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

first_imgKamboe Sneh Jr., consoling a large gathering of mourners celebrating the home-going of his father, Deacon Kamboe Sneh Sr. of the Christian Community Center (CCC), said there is time for everything under the sun (quoting Ecclesiastes. 3:1-8).The funeral was held at the CCC edifice in Jacob Town, Paynesville last Saturday.Samuel Sneh, choked with emotion, told the gathering that in God’s own time, He would wipe tears away from “our eyes, and there would be no pain, outcry and mourning,” as he suddenly held his peace, unable to continue the reading from Revelation 21: 3-8.Though it was said that it was a celebration of Deacon Sneh’s life, since he was a man who worked to show others God’s love, the echoes of mourners filled the background as his remains were viewed at the Stryker Funeral Home and at the CCC edifice. Deacon Sneh died at the age of 51 after a protracted illness. Delivering the discourse, Rev. Dr. Al Karlay told the mourners that he loved those he came in contact with and therefore they must use love as the mirror of his life to continue to build each other up.Rev. Karlay told them to look back on their lives, as in a mirror, to see whether they have the spirit to undermine, to hate, to divide and to destroy.“Let your love change others; let your love build others up and you must leave from here today to share love with each other,” Rev. Karlay said.The English and the Kru choirs sang the favorite hymns of the late Deacon Sneh. Tributes came from the Ministry of Lands & Energy, Murrayville Community, Bomi County Association, Tolbert Group of Companies, among others. Burial took place in Brewerville.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgNGSA results 2019Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Education Officer Rabindra Singh, in his analysis of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) 2019 Examination results for the region, told the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) at a recent statutory meeting that the results are not much different from that of last year, despite the successful performance of a few students. He noted, however, that systems are being put in place to correct the underperformance.Singh noted that a ten per cent decline in Social Studies and a five per cent increase in the Mathematics is of great concern and warrants urgent attention.According to him “too much focus is being placed on the Math and English”, resulting in an overall pass rate of 51.1 per cent for Mathematics and 65.6 per cent for the English as against Social Studies falling below 50 per cent and Science with 52.7 per cent.He also noted that the schools along the Berbice River such as DeVelt, Kimbia and Mount Carmel did exceptionally well. They had students placed at A-list schools, despite the shortage of teachers as well as qualified teachers. The Department has already begun taking actions to improve performance by hosting a one-week training sessions for all teachers in Sub Region 2 of which 96 teachers attended.The Council also unanimously voted to commence reconstruction on the Christianburg Primary School.Regional Chairman Renis Morian and Councillors urged the Regional Education Officer to collaborate with Parent Teacher Association (PTA) bodies and look at ways in which the RDC could help to strengthen the students in their areas of weaknesses.Countrywide declineWhile there has been a countrywide improvement in students’ performance in Mathematics, the other subjects recorded a whopping decline.The pass rate for each subject is calculated by the number of students who would have obtained 50 per cent or more. Only Mathematics saw an increase from last year’s statistics with an upward trajectory from 38.3 per cent to 42 per cent. However, the overall performance of English dropped from 60.6 per cent to 57.4 per cent. The same followed for Science with figures decreasing from 46.8 per cent to 46.4 per cent and Social Studies with 46.1 per cent to 39 per cent.Education Officer Rabindra SinghMinister of Education Nicolette Henrylast_img read more

first_imgRyan Anderson converted a three-point play with 1:01 remaining and California snapped a six-game losing streak by beating slumping No. 15 Oregon 63-61 Thursday night. The Golden Bears (13-12, 5-8 Pac-10) held visiting Oregon (20-6, 8-6) scoreless for the final 4:31 of the game – including misses my Bryce Taylor and Chamberlain Oguchi in the final seconds – to win for the first time since Jan. 18 at Oregon State. The Bears appeared unlikely to snap their skid after falling behind by 12 points midway through the first half. But Cal ended the half on a 17-0 run and then withstood a shooting spree by the Ducks early in the second to rally for the win. Purdue 81, at No. 24 Indiana 68: David Teague scored a career-high 32 points as Purdue beat No. 24 Indiana 81-68 on Thursday night to snap a five-game losing streak in the intrastate rivalry. Teague made 11 of 18 field goals, including 6-for-8 from 3-point range. He also grabbed seven rebounds. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Anderson led the way for Cal with 18 points, Patrick Christopher added a career-high 16 and Omar Wilkes had 10. Tajuan Porter scored 14 points to lead the Ducks, who have lost five of seven. Aaron Brooks added 12 points and Taylor had 11. last_img read more

first_imgIn a murderous quest aimed at “cleansing” their turf of snitches and rival gangsters, members of one of Los Angeles County’s most vicious Latino gangs sometimes killed people just because of their race, an investigation found. There were even instances in which Florencia 13 leaders ordered killings of black gangsters and then, when the intended victim couldn’t be located, said “Well, shoot any black you see,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said. “In certain cases some murders were just purely motivated on killing a black person,” Baca said. Authorities say there were 20 murders among more than 80 shootings documented during the gang’s rampage in the Florence- AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonFirestone neighborhood, exceptional even in an area where gang violence has been commonplace for decades. They don’t specify the time frame or how many of the killings were racial. Los Angeles has struggled with gang violence for years, especially during the wars in the late 1980s and early ’90s between the Crips and the Bloods – both black gangs. Latino gangs have gained influence since then as the Hispanic population surged. Evidence of Florencia 13, or F13, is easy to find in Florence-Firestone. Arrows spray-painted on the wall of a liquor store mark the gang’s boundary and graffiti warns rivals to steer clear. The gang’s name comes from the neighborhood that is its stronghold and the 13th letter of the alphabet – M – representing the gang’s ties to the Mexican Mafia. Federal, state and local officials worked together to charge 102 men linked to F13 with racketeering, conspiracy to murder, weapons possession, drug dealing and other crimes. In terms of people charged, it’s the largest-ever federal case involving a Southern California gang, prosecutors say. More than 80 of those indicted are in custody. According to the indictment, F13’s leader, Arturo Castellanos, sent word in 2004 from California’s fortress-like Pelican Bay State Prison that he wanted his street soldiers to begin “cleansing” Florence-Firestone of black gangsters, notably the East Coast Crips, and snitches. His followers eagerly obeyed, according to federal prosecutors. In one case, F13 members came across a black man at a bus stop, shouted “Cheese toast!” and fired. “Cheese toast” is a derogatory name for East Coast Crips, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin S. Rosenberg said. The victim, apparently targeted only because of his skin color, survived being shot several times, Rosenberg said. F13 isn’t the only Latino gang linked to racial killings. Last year, four members of The Avenues, a gang from the Highland Park area east of downtown Los Angeles, were convicted of hate crimes for killing a black man in what prosecutors called a campaign to drive blacks from that neighborhood. And last January, authorities announced a crackdown in the Carson area on the 204th Street gang following the killing of Cheryl Green, a 14-year-old black girl. The violence goes both ways, said Adam Torres, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department gang detective whose beat includes Florence-Firestone. During a recent patrol on the east side of the neighborhood, he pointed to a cinderblock wall peppered with bullet holes. Torres said the Crips still control that area and any Hispanic there is at risk of being shot. Despite the wave of violence, George Tita, a criminologist with the University of California, Irvine, said racially motivated gang killings are an exception. Latinos and blacks are far more likely to be murdered by one of their own. “You don’t see these major black-brown wars, either within the context of gangs or outside the context of gangs,” Tita said. Residents of Florence-Firestone are loath to discuss gangs, fearful they might end up as targets, but there are signs of change. Murders in the neighborhood dropped from 43 in 2005 to 19 in 2006, Baca said. For 2007, there were 19 murders as of Dec. 24. Jose Garcia sees the difference. The security doors on the store where he works aren’t covered with graffiti as often and he hasn’t heard a gunshot in two months. “It used to be at least once or twice a week,” he said.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

first_imgJob vacancy: A long-established and innovative butchers shop in Ballybofey is seeking a skilled butcher to join their team.McConnell Meats are looking for a passionate, highly motivated and experienced butcher to join their modern, innovative butchery team.An excellent understanding and knowledge of the trade is essential. Requirements: Skilled butcher with cutting, boning and knife skills; Commitment to operating and maintaining high standards of safety and hygiene; Demonstrated history of working on your own initiative; Excellent customer service and communication skill.Experience with online ordering is a plus.The successful candidate should have a clean driving license.To apply, send your cv with the contact details of two employment referees to or feel free to call in with your CV to McConnell Meats, Main Street, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal Job vacancy: Skilled butcher required in Ballybofey was last modified: July 13th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:BallybofeybutcherjobjobsMcConnell MeatsVacancylast_img read more

first_imgA 22 year old man who was involved in an incident which resulted in the death of a young Donegal-based Garda has been disqualified from driving for 30 years.Cathal Dunleavy was with another man Jamie McGrenaghan when the pair stole a car on the Tara Court estate on the outskirts of Letterkenny in March, 2009.While making their escape, Garda Robbie McCallion, 29, was knocked down and killed as he set up a roadblock to stop Dunleavy and McGrenaghan. In March 2010 Dunleavy was found guilty of taking a car on the night of the horrific events which led to the young Garda’s death and sentenced to three years in prison.Gardai told Letterkenny District Court yesterday that they had witnessed Dunleavy driving on at least two occasions when disqualified since.He had previously been disqualified for a total of 15 years for other road traffic offences in 2008.On one occasion he was a passenger in a car which had been stolen and later found burnt out in Rathmullan o November 13th, 2011.And on two other occasions on October 2nd and 15th, 2011, he was observed by Gardai driving a grey Honda Civic car.On one of those occasions he came to Garda attention when he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and had a hoodie pulled up over his head.Dunleavy of Meentagh, Glenvar, Kerrykeel, took off at speed on both occasions and was not caught on the dates.However he accepted later that it must have been him driving the car.Defence solicitor Donagh Cleary told the court that Dunleavy had the car a number of years.He said that the majority of his cases were related to cars and that because his parents had split at a young age, he went unsupervised.Judge Paul Kelly described the incidents as “absolutely dreadful road offences.”He sentenced Dunleavy to a total of nine months in jail on a range of offences including driving while disqualified and driving without insurance and banned him from driving for a total of 30 years.AT HEARING © 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on BANNED FROM DRIVING FOR 30 YEARS AFTER “DREADFUL ROAD OFFENCES” was last modified: February 21st, 2012 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)last_img read more

first_img LIVING THE DREAM Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 3 Here’s a round up of the latest news and rumours from Wednesday’s newspapers and online… RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets 3 3 targets LATEST Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Lopetegui was controversially binned off as Spain manager in the week leading up to the summer’s World Cup after he accepted the Real Madrid job – but his reign could be short-lived Kane and Mane have been tipped to leave Tottenham and Liverpool Chelsea have suffered a big blow to their transfer plans after top striker target Mauro Icardi said he has “no intention” of leaving Inter Milan. (AS)The Blues are also set to miss out on Genoa’s Polish forward Krzysztof Piatek, 23, as they search for a new striker in January. (Evening Standard)Tottenham striker Harry Kane is ready for a move to Real Madrid, according to Bayern Munich and Germany legend Lothar Matthaus. (The Sun)Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has been tipped to make a shock move to Manchester United, but Togo coach Claude Le Roy. (Daily Star)Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld has revealed he would be open to a return to former club Ajax in the future. The Belgian defender was linked with an exit from Spurs over the summer but eventually stayed, although there are doubts over his long-term future. (De Telegraaf) Meanwhile in Spain, rumours are flying around over the future of Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui…Lopetegui will be sacked and 42-year-old reserve team boss Santiago Solari will be placed in interim charge for Sunday’s El Clasico against Barcelona, according to reports. (Star)However, other sources claim former Spain coach Lopetegui WILL be in charge for El Clasico. (Mundo Deportivo)Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno has suggested Lopetegui is not in immediate danger of the sack, saying everything at the club “is totally normal”. (Daily Mail)It is claimed sacking manager Lopetegui, 52, would cost Real Madrid €18million, with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte one of the favourites to replace him. (Sport) Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Transfer gossip on REVEALED moving on Jose Mourinho has said Manchester United need to spend in the transfer market to compete at the same level as Europe’s best teams, including rivals Manchester City. (Manchester Evening News)Chelsea winger Victor Moses is considering leaving the club over his lack of regular game time since the arrival of new manager Maurizio Sarri. (Goal)Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has reportedly penned a new four-and-a-half year contract at Stamford Bridge. (ESPN)Meanwhile, the Blues are also planning to offer Germany defender Antonio Rudiger a new contract in the region of £100,000-a-week to secure his long-term future at the London club. (Daily Mail) Latest EXCLUSIVES and transfer headlines:EXCLUSIVE – Manchester United urged to re-sign Wayne Rooney on loan from DC United in JanuaryEXCLUSIVE – Alcohol at football: EFL clubs such as Sunderland and Ipswich want the ban at stadiums scrappedEXCLUSIVE – Stuart Pearce dismisses Arsenal’s ten-game winning run – ‘The fixtures have been kind to them’Paulo Dybala’s latest tweet has got Manchester United fans very excitedChelsea transfer news: Blues send scouts to monitor AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger linked with AC Milan manager’s job under Ivan Gazidislast_img read more

first_imgMARTINEZ, Calif. – The sprawling hillside compound where the wife of prominent criminal defense lawyer Daniel Horowitz was beaten to death over the weekend was remote and difficult to reach, but anyone determined to get inside would have had an easy time making it past a wrought-iron gate guarding the driveway. There were so many people on the Lafayette property – building contractors, neighbors and others – that a note explained how to open the gate and proceed up the steep driveway. And the surrounding terrain was so wild that a person could easily enter on foot undetected. “You could just walk right around the side of the gate – there are countless ways to get in here,” said Joseph Lynch, who sold Horowitz and his wife, Pamela Vitale, an adjoining four-acre lot where he had a deal to live for 10 more years in a camper. “There are too many ways to come in undercover, without being in a vehicle or going on the road.” Horowitz’s co-counsel and longtime friend Ivan Golde said Monday that police were closer to solving the case, but authorities warned that it was premature to make such remarks and said no suspect was in custody. Horowitz and Vitale were in the process of building a 7,000-square-foot hilltop home on the property, which is surrounded by pasture and a wooded canyon in the wealthy suburb of Lafayette, about 20 miles east of San Francisco. Neighbor Lynch, 54, said he was on the property the day Vitale’s body was found. He said he spent the day walking his German shepherd and was building a door for the dog when he heard sirens wailing and tires squealing. He said he then began getting calls from concerned neighbors. Lee said Lynch and Horowitz had both been cooperative when questioned by authorities. 160Want 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “There is a potential suspect, but it’s not a former client,” Golde said outside a Martinez courtroom where he and Horowitz were defending Susan Polk in a high-profile murder case until a mistrial was declared over Vitale’s slaying. An autopsy Monday revealed that Vitale was beaten to death, Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said. Golde said Sunday that Horowitz was worried about his own safety and was armed with a gun and other weapons because of his line of work defending drug dealers, killers and other serious criminals. Golde said he was worried about his own safety as well, and that police had warned him to be careful. He wouldn’t say why. Horowitz’s lawyer, Robert Massi, said Horowitz was not a suspect and that he has an alibi for the hours leading up to when he found his wife. Horowitz had breakfast Saturday with Massi and then spent the afternoon working with colleagues on the Polk case before returning home and finding his wife about 6 p.m. “He’s trying to be as close to the vest as he can but obviously he is emotionally devastated by what he saw and what he observed,” Massi told NBC’s “Today” show. “It was almost so surreal to him, almost as if he was seeing something else besides his beautiful wife.” last_img read more