Lethal weapon

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Hotshots have won their last two games, the other one against Rain or Shine, which prompted the Painters to make an import change, dispatching J’Nathan Bullock and giving Watson another tour of duty in Asia’s pioneering pro league.Watson played for San Miguel last year, failing to lead the Beermen to a Grand Slam most everyone expected them to achieve. He averaged close to 24 points and just over 11 rebounds before bowing out in the Final Four.But the problem besetting the Painters in losing their first two games is simply the fact that their core just came from national duty, representing the Philippines in the Asian Games in Jakarta where they finished fifth.Still, coach Caloy Garcia, who also assisted Yeng Guiao on the bench in the Asiad, thought it better that Watson come in and give the Painters a more explosive offensive player.“We need an import who can basically post up and grab rebounds,” Garcia said. “We also hope he can bring energy on the defensive end, too.”ADVERTISEMENT Perez boosts Pirates bid for F4 bonus; Generals scrub off Chiefs The Aces, meanwhile, hope to bump up their 3-1 record to stay in step with the tournament leaders.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Paul Lee is on fire, and the 6-foot dynamo has given Magnolia that fearsome look once again.Averaging 25 points in the last two games, including a 28-point performance on Sunday night where he hit the game-winner, Lee wants just one thing to happen when he and the Hotshots shoot for a share of the PBA Governors’ Cup lead against Columbian at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “I just hope to wake up on the right side of the bed again,” Lee told reporters in Filipino after a 109-108 decision of the Beermen where the Hotshots scored five unanswered points inside the last 51 seconds. “But more importantly, we just hope to play really well as a team.”That match against the Dyip tips off at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday also at the Big Dome. Rain or Shine unveils a new import in Terrence Watson in the 7 p.m. game against Alaska where the Elasto Painters hope to break through in the season-ending conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMagnolia is tagged as the overwhelming favorite against the Dyip, not only because of Lee and its power-stacked local core, but because import Romeo Travis has been providing the team everything it has asked of him.The Dyip are among three winless sides in the conference and at 0-6, could become the tournament’s first casualty with another defeat. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

The Late Eric Duncan ‘Must Be Celebrated’

first_imgThe Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) wants Liberians and government to celebrate the late Eric Thomas Duncan for awakening them to the growing Ebola crisis in Liberia.Eric Duncan was the United States’ first diagnosed Ebola case on its soil.Duncan, an Ebola-infected individual, traveled to the U.S. early September and was diagnosed with the virus when he arrived in the US city of Texas.  Following intense efforts to cure him from the deadly infection, Duncan succumbed to the virus yesterday morning in a Dallas hospital.Duncan’s case sparked mixed reactions, both locally and internationally, forcing the government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to threatened criminal charges against the patient who was struggling for his life in the U.S.Contrary to government’s pending lawsuit against Duncan, the opposition MPC, through its political leader Simeon Freeman, frowned on attempts by Duncan’s government to ridicule him when it was clear that Duncan contracted the virus due to what he called the “Irresponsible actions on the part of the Liberian government to care for victims of Ebola.”During a news conference in Monrovia Tuesday, Mr. Freeman declared: “We strongly believe that the lack of ambulances inspired Mr. Eric Duncan to volunteer his help, when his neighbor’s daughter collapsed. His act of sacrifice must be celebrated by Liberians everywhere. We are, however, extremely ashamed that Madam Sirleaf’s failure to provide responsible and sensitive leadership exposed a heroic citizen of Liberia to so much personal embarrassment. We empathize with the Duncan family and offer our prayers.”Mr. Freeman maintained that President Sirleaf’s action against Duncan was discriminatory and intended to please the U.S. He recalled that following a similar situation experienced by Nigeria when a Liberian official, Patrick Sawyer, transported Ebola to the most populous African state, not even the family of Mr. Sawyer was criticized.  This, said Simeon Freeman, is unfortunate and unacceptable.He encouraged Liberians to celebrate the late Duncan and keep in mind that Duncan’s action exposed the weaknesses of the Unity Party- led government.Prior to Ebola, MPC said; “There was about one ambulance to about three hundred thousand persons. Recently, we have seen a minor increase in the number of ambulances to about 15 for Monrovia. There should actually be about one ambulance to every five thousand inhabitants, making it easy to move victims during or without an outbreak.”He urged President Sirleaf and her government to transform at least 100 of the over 500 plus vehicles in the government’s fleet into ambulances to address the growing needs of the ordinary people.When that is done and with functioning hospitals and better patient conveyance structures, MPC believes that the rate of re-infection will be greatly reduced.“Ebola uses time to infect more victims; it is therefore against this backdrop, that the Liberian government must lead the way, using local expertise and resilience to save lives, while simultaneously sharing our deep knowledge with international partners.While the world struggles for an Ebola cure, Liberian medical practitioners like Dr. Logan, leveraged AIDS antiretroviral drugs to save 13 out of 15 patients.  The bravery of Ms. Fatu Kerkula – was only lifted by a foreign media firm,” Mr. Freeman indicated.He asserted that flagging such critical issues in the country should have been the propaganda arm of the government, but unfortunately; “It leaves us to wonder at the relevance of tons of money spent on state actors that have become more of a local “attaiye” shop that merely invites speakers rather than doing the right thing.”During times of crisis, “when the bravery of few are lifted, the many are inspired.  But sadly, square pegs in round holes have led us here and they are best at fermenting problems, talking nonsense and never solutions,” the MPC leader declared.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Prosecutors Brainstorm State of Emergency Strategy

first_imgAuthorities of the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) yesterday began a weeklong capacity building exercise involving state lawyers (prosecutors) throughout the country.  The aim is to adopt new strategies that would help to reduce penalties applied to certain crimes committed under the state of emergency.The training is supported by the United States of America (USA).  The government proclaimed a state of emergency beginning August 6, 2014, under Article 86 of the 1986 Liberian Constitution, under which certain constitutional rights and freedoms of the people are suspended.The measure, according to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was to help in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).The training is being held at the Montserrado County Administrative Building in Bentol City, under the theme: “Effective Prosecution under the State of Emergency.”For example, a person found guilty of petty larceny misdemeanor (crime), which is usually punishable by 30 days or up to a year in jail, will, under the new arrangement, be immediately released after filing a bond.Other offences, including murder, armed robbery and rape will not be exempt under the effective state of emergency strategy.Speaking yesterday during the opening session, Solicitor General, Cllr. Betty Lamin Blamo recollected that prosecutors won more cases at the Supreme Court level, during the August Term of Court, which was overshadowed by the Ebola virus and the imposition of the state of emergency.“We lost only one case at the Supreme Court level at that court term. We did well,” she declared.Cllr. Blamo did not mention the one case that was lost at the High Court.She said reducing overcrowding at prison facilities throughout the country was one of the major issues that will be discussed during the forum.“We will be discussing means of stopping people from going to jail during this state of emergency,” adding “This does not mean that we will not be sending people to jail. We will be sending to jail those accused or convicted of murder, rape and armed robbery.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Angels notes: Matthews wants to just play ball

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TEMPE, Ariz. – Gary Matthews Jr. prefers to focus on the games he will play and not the ones he could be forced to miss. If a suspension or discipline of some kind is on its way, then so be it. Matthews said he knows that no matter what happens, he will be playing baseball this season, and he’s going to have to learn how to play with his new teammates. Matthews is undergoing a crash course this spring on how much ground he will have to cover in center field while playing between Garret Anderson and Vladimir Guerrero. The Angels’ two veteran corner outfielders have had their share of speed-slowing injuries in recent seasons. Earlier this week, Matthews and Guerrero were both hesitant on a fly ball to shallow right-center by Oakland’s Mike Piazza. Matthews took over at the last second, hanging on for the out as the ball nearly squirted out of his glove. “That’s one of those learning plays, just figuring out where (Guerrero’s) range is and him learning where mine is and where to expect me to be,” said Matthews, seemingly overjoyed to get a question about baseball. “He’s always positioned really well and moves his feet well. “Between him and Garret, I really don’t have to say a whole lot to them. Depending on the situation, it’s just making sure they’re in the right place. I’ll talk, but for the most part there hasn’t been a whole lot of talking out there.” Meanwhile, the Angels declined to comment on a published report that said they haven’t ruled out disciplining Matthews if he didn’t provide answers about his alleged purchase of HGH. “I am not aware of the story and even if I was, that’s not something I would comment on,” general manager Bill Stoneman said. Lackey impressive: John Lackey was impressive in his first start of the spring, retiring the first seven batters he faced and collecting five strikeouts in three innings in a 10-7 loss to the Diamondbacks. – Vincent Bonsignore contributed doug.padilla@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2731 last_img read more

City of Fort St john Council approves a list of proclamations for October and November

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At a Council meeting on Tuesday, City of Fort St. John Council approved a list of upcoming weekly and monthly proclamations for October and November.Council declared to recognize the month of October as Foster Family Month, as requested by the Ministry of Children and Family Development, in recognition of the importance and significance that foster families have on youth across B.C.October 21 to the 24 has been proclaimed by Council as Small Business Week, as requested by Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce, to honour the contribution of small businesses as the foundation that creates the fabric of Canadian economies.- Advertisement -Council declared to recognize the week of October 21 to the 27 as Waste Reduction Week, as requested by NEAT, to remain committed to conserving resources, protecting the environment, and educating the community.Then during the month of November, Council proclaimed it as Be An Angel Month to support the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation’s fundraising initiatives in order to provide care to the hospital’s patients.last_img read more

Arsenal fans beware! Wenger insists there is no need for January spending spree

first_imgArsene Wenger has warned Arsenal fans to not expect any new signings during the January transfer window.The Gunners are currently in the middle of an injury crisis, with eight first-team players ruled out of Saturday’s clash with Newcastle.Abou Diaby, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal, Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott will all be absent for Alan Pardew’s trip to London.But despite the ever increasing injury problems at the club, Wenger has not promised to enter the transfer market in January when the window reopens.“If everybody is fit and available, we don’t need to go into the transfer market,” said Wenger.“But we have to consider that there could be a question mark with Koscielny’s fitness and we have to go out on the transfer market.“There will be very little activity, because all the big clubs want to keep their players, and it will be as usual quiet in the first three weeks and a bit frenetic in the last three or four days.”Tune into talkSPORT on Saturday for live and exclusive national radio commentary of Arsenal v Newcastle United, kick-off 17:30pm 1 Arsene Wenger last_img read more

Watch Klopp lead the cheering Anfield crowd in celebration after UEL win

first_img1 Anfield was rocking on Thursday night, as Liverpool booked their place in the Europa League final.The club beat Villarreal 3-0 to progress on aggregate and set up a match against Sevilla, winners for the last two years.NOT SEEN THE GOALS YET? CLICK HEREAt the end of the game, manager Jurgen Klopp walked around the pitch to take in the acclaim of happy fans and led them in celebration.KLOPP PRAISES HIS TEAM AFTER SEMI-FINAL WIN Watch Klopp lead the cheering Anfield crowd in celebration after UEL win last_img

Liverpool transfer news: Hunt for new left-back, Rodgers raid and Serie A star

first_img 4 4 Jurgen Klopp has a big summer ahead as he looks to breathe further life into his Liverpool side.The Reds look improved under the German, who took charge of the club in October, replacing Brendan Rodgers.And now he will want to make the squad he has inherited his won, with the signing of several new stars to bolster their ranks and improve the squad.But who are the latest players to be linked with moves too and from Anfield? Click the right arrow above to find out… Andre Wisdom – With Liverpool overhauling their defence, it’s likely the versatile 23-year-old may well be on his way out of the club. And, at the moment, it looks like former manager Brendan Rodgers could be the man to rescue him. The new Cetlic boss is reportedly keen to take him to Scotland. Piotr Zielinski (Udinese) – Liverpool had looked like being in pole position to sign the Poland international towards the end of the season but it now appears he could slip through the net. Napoli have reportedly registered their interest in the player and are attempting to negotiate a player exchange deal. 4 Jonas Hector (Cologne) – Click the right arrow for more Liverpool transfer news… – The Bundesliga side’s sporting director has insisted there has been no bid from Liverpool for Germany international Hector. The player is likely to be Joachim Low’s first-choice left-back at Euro 2016 and Jorg Schmadtke has added it would take a bid of at least double the £11.8m reported for him to consider a deal. 4 Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal) – With his career currently stalled at Arsenal, it is being reported Liverpool are keen on snatching him from the Gunners. Alberto Moreno’s mixed performances irked many Reds fans, and they may welcome the more consistent figure of Gibbs at Anfield.last_img read more

GAA NEWS – KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES

first_imgNa Cealla Beaga Club NotesThe Killotto had no winner this week. Numbers were 4, 5, 6, 10. Match three winners were Fergal Melly Killybegs, Mary Kelly, Mary Brennan Dunkineely, Frank Gallagher Killybegs. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €800. There was One winner of the Bingo Jackpot of €2000. Congratulations to Laura McGuinness, Marine Drive on the big win.The Senior and Reserve team are both in action away to Gaoth Dobhair in the Championship this weekend. Congratulations to the U14 team that defeated Naomh Columba in the divisional league final on a scoreline of 7-11 to 4-8, they now play Letterkenny Gaels in the county semi final.The Under 12 teams played Dungloe away on Monday evening and are due to four Masters at home on friday the 7th at 6.30 and Naomh conaill away on monday the 10th at 6.30.Under 10 Training continues every Wednesday at 6pm and also now on Saturday mornings.The club held the first under 8 blitz last saturday morning between Killybegs, Glenties and Bundoran, it was a very enjoyable day, well done to all the players and a big thank you to everyone that helped out on the field and in the kitchen, coaching continues Thursday at 6.00pm and saturday at 10.30am.The Club will hold a street collection on Saturday 8th of June from 10:30am to 5:30pm. The Sam McGuire club will be present on the street for anyone wishing to get photos with the cup.Monthly Club Meeting next Friday 7th June at 8.30pm in the clubrooms.Details of ticket order for the USFC Donegal v Down semi-final will be released once the information becomes available. The Ticket book will be placed in the Tara Hotel reception, please watch for updates on e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, as information may only become available once the press deadline has passed for inclusion in the Club notes.The Club are holding a 5k Run / Walk on Saturday the 29th June, more details to follow shortly. GAA NEWS – KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES was last modified: June 4th, 2013 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)Tags:KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

TRUCK BOSS CALLS OFF PROTEST FOR QUEEN’S VISIT BUT US PRESIDENT’S PROTEST IS STILL ON

first_imgA haulage company boss has called off his planned protest during tomorrow’s visit of Queen Elizabeth.Convoy truck-driver John McLaughlin, who owns JML Transport, had planned to bring dozens of trucks into Dublin city centre to protest at rising fuel prices.But having met with Gardai, the businessman has decided not to go ahead with the protest. “I think the Gardai already have enough headaches with the Queen’s visit without us adding to them. I think it would have done our cause more harm than good,” he said.However Mr McLaughlin said he WILL press ahead with plans to protest during next week’s visit of US President Barack Obama.The Donegal haulier, who has already led protests to Leinster House, was due to meet with dozens of truckers tonight to discuss plans for their protest.“We are deadly serious about this. We have been left with no alternative. The Government keeps putting us on the long finger. “We want the world to know that drivers are being taxed off the road and we will not sit by and watch that happen,” he said.EndsTRUCK BOSS CALLS OFF PROTEST FOR QUEEN’S VISIT BUT US PRESIDENT’S PROTEST IS STILL ON was last modified: May 16th, 2011 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