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first_img15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study MOST READ Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Toronto started the day in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, having lost 10 of its previous 14 games. The latest ugly performance came on Sunday when the Raptors gave up a 16-point lead to start the fourth quarter and lost to the Detroit Pistons.After the game, Lowry didn’t pull any punches on the state of a team that made the Eastern Conference finals last season but has lost to the Magic twice, the Pistons, Timberwolves and Suns during this latest swoon.“Keep getting in the same situations over and over and not being successful,” Lowry said after the 102-101 loss. “Something’s got to give, something’s got to change.”Casey has said all season long that the something is defense. Toronto ranks 17th in the NBA in defensive efficiency, allowing 106.2 points per 100 possessions. The coach knows that won’t be close to good enough when they get into the playoffs to try to build off of last year’s run to the Eastern Conference finals.“Like most players, he has migrated out on the perimeter, so his shot-blocking and rebounding (numbers) are down a little bit,” Casey said of Ibaka. “But there’s a lot of difference positions he can play for us.ADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member “He can play close to the basket, because he’s smart and versatile. There are situations that he could possibly play the 5 for us if we do go small. He gives us a lot of flexibility.”Ibaka averaged 15.1 points and 6.8 rebounds for the Magic this season. He has long been considered a rugged defensive power forward, and has experience making deep playoff runs with the Thunder. He will be a free agent this summer after being acquired from Oklahoma City on draft night last summer for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova and the first-round draft pick that became Domantas Sabonis.Now Ibaka will slide between DeMarre Carroll and Jonas Valanciunas in the Raptors frontcourt, a significant upgrade for Raptors GM Masai Ujiri, who has long been a fan of Ibaka’s defensive tenacity and ability to stretch the floor on offense.The Raptors parted with Ross, who is in the first year of a three-year, $31 million contract, and a pick to get the deal done. Ross averaged 10.4 points and 2.6 rebounds, but the high flier has never been able to provide Toronto with the consistency they were looking for from him.“I think if you watch our team play there is no secret that we struggle to make shots and I think his ability can do just that,” said Hennigan, who still believes his team has a shot at making the Eastern Conference playoffs despite a 21-36 record. Ross’ “play, his age and his contract are all things we feel are positives and strengths for us.”The Magic made the move in part to try to get something back for Ibaka before risking losing him on the open market this summer. Hennigan made the deal with OKC on draft night in hopes that Ibaka’s defense and veteran leadership would help a team with a young core including Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier and Elfrid Payton.But Orlando created a logjam in the frontcourt with Ibaka, Gordon, Nikola Vucevic and Bismack Biyombo, and pieces just never fit together. The Magic have the second-worst record in the East.Raptors guard Norman Powell, who is expected to have an expanded role in Toronto with Ross’ departure, said his former teammate is looking forward to his new role with the Magic.“I talked to (Ross) and he’s excited for the opportunity he has” in Orlando, Powell said.With Ross joining the team, the Magic can now shift Gordon back to his more natural power forward spot, leaving Evan Fournier and Ross to play the wing positions in coach Frank Vogel’s scheme.center_img “I think we will certainly look at that and try that, but that will be Frank’s call ultimately,” said Hennigan, who hopes Ross will be in uniform Wednesday night against the Spurs. “But it’s something that Frank and I have been discussing and certainly discussed even more today.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Orlando general manager Rob Hennigan said Tuesday evening the trade of Ibaka for Ross was necessary for the Magic to have a chance of salvaging a season that has gone drastically off course.The Raptors made the move with the postseason and possible championship run in mind.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? 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(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Kyle Lowry said something had to change in Toronto. Serge Ibaka is on his way to try to make that happen.The Raptors acquired the veteran power forward from Orlando on Tuesday for Terrence Ross and a 2017 first round draft pick.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThere was a major upset on yesterday’s second day of competition at the IAAF World Under-18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.Jamaica’s Kevona Davis, the overwhelming favourite in the girls’ 100 metres, was surprised in the final of the event by Turkey’s Mizgin Ay. Ay won gold in 11.62 seconds from Magdalena Stefanowicz of Poland. In a very close finish, both first and second were awarded the same time. Davis clocked 11.67 for third.There were major concerns for the Jamaica camp as Davis was taken off the track on a stretcher, indicating that she had suffered an injury.DeJour Russell was in fantastic form earlier in the day when he made his debut in the Under-18 110m hurdles. Competing in the first heat, the Calabar High athlete, despite easing up towards the end of his race, smashed the championships record of 13.13 set by his countryman; Jaheel Hyde, four years ago in Donetsk, Ukraine. Russell clocked an impressive personal best of 13.08.Russell’s teammate, Brighton Senior, was fourth in heat two in 13.83. He also advanced to the semi-finals.Earlier, Sanique Walker, who, like Russell, went to the Championships as a World leader in her event, advanced to the girls’ 400m hurdles final as the fastest qualifier after winning her heat in 58.74 seconds.Cemore Donald did not complete her heat and failed to advance in the 800 metres.last_img read more

first_imgBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, (CMC): A strong all-round performance from Javeor Royal propelled Jamaica Under-19s to a four-wicket victory over ICC Americas Under-19s in the Regional One-day youth tournament yesterday. Important half-centuries from Cephas Cooper and Kirstan Kallicharran, as well as Jamie Cornelius, also saw Trinidad and Tobago Under-19s and Leeward Islands Under-19s collect victories in the second round of matches. Royal hit an unbeaten 66 from 29 balls with one four and an incredible eight sixes to lead Jamaica’s successful chase of 195 for victory Jamaica were under a little pressure when Bhavindu Adhihetty held a return chance to dismiss Dominic Samuels for 42 in the 39th over, but Royal put the result beyond any doubt, scoring 44 of the 54 required in the remaining overs in an unbroken, seventh-wicket stand with Shalome Parnell. Earlier, Royal had grabbed an impressive 6-32 from 9.5 overs, defying 75 from Akashdeep Gill and 52 from Arslan Khan, to lead the demolition of the Americas’ batting for 194 in 48.5 overs.last_img read more

first_img…or hypocrisy?This Pandit Tillak fella who rushed in where angels fear to tread – commenting on the high rate of teenage pregnancy in Amerindian communities – has taken quite a beating. His take on the phenomenon? That it seemed to be socially sanctioned even though technically it violates the laws of Guyana – specifically those concerning statutory rape. The latter’s defined as having sex with a girl below sixteen and it matters not whether there was consent or not. You have sex with a below 16-year-old and it’s proven, that’s it!Presumably attempting to be “delicate” – what the Pandit actually said was “I was reliably informed that in Amerindian tradition and culture, and please I stand to be correct (sic), that a girl as soon as she enters puberty, she must be equipped with these fundamental knowledge: she must know how to make the pepper-pot, the cassava bread and she must also know how to warm the bed…”One riposte came from an “ASHTON SIMON, MBA, MPM, Master Project Manager Certification, President, National Amerindian Development Foundation (NADF). Referring to himself as an ex-military man, Simon commended President Granger for later pointing out that he (Prezzie) had recently attended the unveiling of a Statue of Lord Hanuman, a Hindu Deity and he’d learnt a lot about this practice. Prezzie had implicitly chided the Pandit when he concluded, “the best people to speak about their own culture are the people themselves,” said Simon.But Simon, who may or may not be “simple”, chose to ignore Prezzie’s admonition about letting folks explain their own cultures. He went on an extended rant – not about the Pandit (he only called him a “full blown idiot”) or even Hindu practices in Guyana – but about alleged Hindu practices in India on child marriage, incest and forced marriages, etc.Hey, as your Eyewitness said, the Pandit was certainly not observing the implicit “truce” that’s assumed when you have multicultural and multi religious gatherings. But does Simon have to declare war on Indian Hindus?But fact of the matter is, Simon’s assertion that the Pandit’s statement was “misleading” just isn’t true!! . In yesterday’s paper, Minister of Health (who’s Amerindian) pointed out that teenage pregnancies (“girls under 15”) in Amerindian communities were tremendously high but “It’s not teenage pregnancy that’s the problem, it’s the path before that,” in other words “their culture”.Minister of Social Protection Volda Lawrence also had weighed in and stated that people in Amerindian communities had adopted a passive attitude towards rape, incest and TIP. She called for “prosecution”.So should we be politically correct and also become “passive” about this problem?…for medical trainingWhatever’s the matter with some young people and their parents? Don’t they read the papers or look at the news? Your Eyewitness was nonplussed when he saw on the front pages, policemen and policewomen clambering up ladders to nab the owner of a fake “medical school”. How many times have the soon apprehended female con artist not pulled this trick?PT Barnum, the American showed – who pulled numerous hoaxes in his lifetime and formed the Circus named after him – famously said, “There’s a sucker born every minute”. And we know a sucker and his money’s soon parted, right?Well certainly in Guyana, it seems there are TWO suckers born every minute. Listen…you want to become a Doctor and presumably you can’t get into UG Medical School – which isn’t even accredited. Isn’t that a tip off that whoever accepts you into their “medical” school is engaged in a rip off?And that you were prepared to rip off some other unsuspecting Guyanese when you “graduate” by pretending to be a “Doctor”? Shame!…to complainSo the government’s finally taking action against Bai Shan Lin after bitching and moaning for years before the elections.As Greenidge now says, China always had regulations for its companies engaged in forestry operations. Why weren’t they used before?last_img read more

first_img…in governmentOver the past year, there’ve been a few instances where confidential information on suspicious or illegal activity from within the government was given out and ended up with the Opposition Leader. He – occupying the office constitutionally designated to keep the government on its toes – used his platform to inform the populace so that could make “informed decisions” on how their government was operating.Not surprisingly, the government – caught with mud on its face, or more frequently with their hands in the cookie jar – has been embarrassed!! The instance of US$9000 being deposited directly into the personal account of Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson and then exposed comes to mind. Then of course, there’s the more recent case when the info that $20Million had been transferred to the children of a Minister from the accounts of the Ministry of the Presidency was revealed.Matters took a turn into the surreal, however, when the just-appointed Minister of Public Service Sarabo-Halley fired the entire personnel department of the Ministry – plus a supervisor. Presumably because of the leak. Either the Minister or the government had made a decision to stop the leaks with massive force so as to deter others from repeating them. But wasn’t this like using a hammer to kill a fly that just landed on the head of the person sitting next to you? A bit of an overkill?Well, one analyst doesn’t think so. Executive Member of the WPA David Hinds who is closely related to Minister Tabitha Sarabo-Halley felt the PPP left “moles” behind in the government when they departed and there needs to be a systematic approach to rooting them out!! Wow!! Shades of McCarthyism creeping into Guyana!! McCarthy, of course, was the US Senator who saw communists not only in every government department after WWII, but under every bed!! He used his position to launch highly publicised hearings, forcing citizens to defend themselves against accusations of being Russian moles. Countless lives were ruined after folks just used the opportunity to “get” others they just didn’t like!!It all fell apart when one outraged soul finally cried out to McCarthy in front of the cameras: “Have you no shame, sir?” The country then turned against the bullying McCarthy!! But why go all the way to America. Didn’t Burnham do the same thing to Hinds’ WPA back in the 1970’s -without any “hearings”?? Didn’t Burnham boast at the 1979 Congress that when he fired those WPA “traitors” they “stayed fired”?? And that’s the problem, isn’t it?Even if the PPP had left “moles” in place, forget about how the COI that Hinds suggest would prove their guilt.How would they be identified?…and WhistleblowersThe Opposition Leader identified the persons passing on information as “whistle blowers”. This term made a distinction between “moles” who were passing on government information to foreign interests or for money and patriotic individuals who were responding to their consciences in not allowing the government Leviathan to get away with illegalities – whistleblowers. During the Vietnam War, Daniel Ellsberg passed on thousands of top-secret filed to the New York Times, which showed that the government had engaged in a massive coverup of its war efforts. More recently, there’s been “Deep Throat”, Snowden and Manning in the US.The US Code of Ethics for Government Service says bluntly, “Expose corruption wherever discovered” and “Never use any information coming to him confidentially in the performance of governmental duties as a means for making private profit.” With this background how could Hinds, who teaches in the US, call “whistle blowers”, moles?Guyana should do no less than the US: “whistle blower” legislation’s long overdue.…and witch huntingBut even before moles and whistle blowers, there were witches and witch hunting. Folks just had to make an accusation against another and the person was “tested” by the Church.One test was to tie their hands and dump them into a river. If they survived, they were witches.If they didn’t, too bad!!last_img read more

first_img“I would hopefully see having something in place at the end of the year going into the new year,” he said.But until then, “he goes back to his No. 1 job which is a Senator of the Philippines.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fighting Words: Pacquiao vs Mayweather in UST PLAY LIST 28:02Fighting Words: Pacquiao vs Mayweather in UST00:25Fight Diary: Pacquiao’s last dinner before the fight01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station But no, retirement is not on the table yet, as far as Gibbons sees it.“I never wanna see him fight for any other reason other than he’s still got the passion for the sport,” said Gibbons. “If you’re fighting just for financial reasons, you know potentially at that age, things could happen and he might get hurt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“So to me he looked amazing [in his last fight],” he added.The next fight, he said, won’t happen before the year ends. Although Gibbons said that by year-end, the next assignment should be shaping up. American matchmaker Sean Gibbons, who is now at the helm of Manny Pacquiao’s MP Promotions, said the remaining five months of the year would be boxing-free for the 40-year-old great.“Boxing is his part-time job, you know what I mean,” said Gibbons. “This guy’s doing boxing part time. As you see that at 40, you have to make sure of his health and safety, too.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Wife puts Abueva in another bad bind Benefits of township living MOST READ Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Vaccinated but still infected with polio? What happened? Duque explains Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgTips to the cops came in – three people were hitting coffee and juice bars in the San Fernando Valley, distracting the cashiers, stealing the tip jars off counters and making off with cash. They hit Starbucks, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Jamba Juice, daily since October. They hit as many as 15 stores a day in the San Fernando Valley, Glendale, Burbank, and Simi Valley. That was, until their spree ended July 25 when cops set up surveillance and caught them with their hands in the tip jar at a Starbucks and a Noah’s Bagels in Woodland Hills. They apparently didn’t go down without a fight. During their arrest, one of the tip thieves rammed her vehicle into one of the unmarked police cars that had been tailing them, injuring an officer’s leg. The unidentified officer suffered minor injuries. Arrested July 25 were Ryan Lampkin, a 21-year-old musician from Woodland Hills, and Jessica Antoniou, a 20-year-old laborer from Winnetka in connection with the case. They were being held at the Los Angeles County Jail. Bail for Antoniou was set at $220,000. In addition to theft charges, she also faces charges on assaulting an officer with her vehicle. Lampkin’s bail was set at $120,000. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The latest arrest came Monday when police arrested Andrew Michael Danna, a 21-year-old construction worker from Northridge, on a warrant for his arrest on burglary charges. He was being held at the Los Angeles County Jail with bail set at $60,000. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img read more

first_imgMEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has said the European Union must intensify efforts to help combat cyber-bullying and to encourage safe internet use among children in Europe.MEP Pat The Cope GallagherThe Donegal politician said the results of a recent study into internet use by children is “deeply concerning.”The European Commission sponsored study called “Net Children Go Mobile” was completed recently following two years of research in five EU countries: Ireland, the UK, Denmark, Italy and Romania. The study specifically examined the use of the internet on mobile internet devices such as smartphones and tablets by children ranging from ages 9 to 16.The principle findings of the “Net Children Go Mobile” Report are as follows:· 31% of 11 to 16 year-olds have had exposure to negative user generated content (such as posts, comments, pictures or videos on social network sites).· 30% of 11 to 16 year-olds have communicated online with someone they have not met face to face before. · 29% of 11 to 16 year-olds have viewed sexual images off and online.· 27% of children aged 9-16 report being bullied on- or offline. The number of children who reported any form of cyber-bullying on the internet or via mobile phones is 14%.Mr Gallagher said the study highlights that cyber-bullying is a pervasive and growing problem among young people, and the numbers affected have been increasing as more children have access to internet-enabled mobile devices.“Moreover, the exposure by young children to negative aspects of the internet including communicating with someone the child has not previously met in person has increased due to the more prevalent use of mobile internet devices.“In order to combat this growing trend the European Union needs to take much greater action, to raise awareness and to decrease risks by funding educational programmes in each EU Member State aimed at preventing cyber-bullying and encouraging the safe use of the internet.” “Limited funding is currently available under the European Commission supported Daphne III Programme, which aims to protect children from all forms of violence. However, the “Net Children Go Mobile” study adds further credence to the pressing need for a specialised EU wide programme focused on the fight against cyber-bullying.”EU MUST INTENSIFY ITS EFFORTS AGAINST RISING CYBER-BULLYING – MEP GALLAGHER was last modified: April 8th, 2014 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:cyber-bullyingMEPPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

first_imgLionel Messi has scored hundreds of goals in his career, but which is his favourite?Ronaldo, Neymar and every other world class footballer is the same. These players hit the back of the net at crucial times, however they all remember one (or three in Suarez’s case) which stands out above the rest.Scroll through the gallery to see the answer each footballer gave when asked about their favourite goals.Which of these goals is your favourite?This gallery first appeared as a video on the talkSPORT YouTube channel. Check it out here.MORE: FOOTBALLERS REVEAL THEIR CHILDHOOD IDOLS 16 14. Luis Suarez: Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona/Barcelona 2-1 Atletico – La Liga, 2015/16 – …and the one at home to Atletico that enabled us to go clear at the top.’ 16 14. Luis Suarez: Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona/Barcelona 2-1 Atletico – La Liga, 2015/16 – ‘I’ll take the two I scored against Madrid in the Bernabeu… 6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Sweden 4-2 England – International friendly, 2012 – ‘The most beautiful was against England, no-one’s going to beat that!’ 16 16 12. Arjen Robben: Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Bayern Munich – Champions League final, 2013 – ‘It has to be the winning goal in the Champions League final in 2013.’ 16 16 13. Sergio Aguero: Manchester City 3-2 QPR – Premier League, 2012 – ‘I remember seeing the ball hitting the back of the net, hearing a deafening roar and things are hazy after that!’ 2. Andres Iniesta: Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona (away goals) – Champions League semi-final, 2009 – ‘The goal at Stamford Bridge, which was the best of my career, was a special moment.’ 16 16 5. Neymar: Santos 4-5 Flamengo – Brasileiro, 2011 – ‘The goal against Flamengo, the goal that won me the FIFA Puskas award.’ 16 16 11. Mesut Ozil: Ghana 0-1 Germany – World Cup Group D, 2010 – The Germany international tweeted this. 10. Lionel Messi: Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United – Champions League final, 2009 – ‘The header I scored against Manchester [United], for the match that it was, it was a very special one.’ 16 16 3. Gareth Bale: Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona – Copa del Rey final, 2014 – ‘I almost got rugby tackled!’ [By Marc Bartra] 4. Franck Ribery: Borussia Monchengladbach 3-4 Bayern Munich – Bundesliga, 2013 – ‘We were losing 3-2 and I scored a fantastic volley. Right after that I set up [Arjen] Robben for the winner.’ 1. Mario Gotze: Germany 1-0 Argentina (AET) – World Cup final, 2014 – ‘When people walk up to me, they mostly talk about that goal.’ 8. Frank Lampard: Bolton 0-2 Chelsea – Premier League, 2005 – ‘The second one was very special for me because when that hit the back of the net I knew we were champions.’ 7. Wayne Rooney: Manchester United 2-1 Manchester City – Premier League, 2011 – ‘I never really had time to think and just tried the overhead and thankfully it went in the top corner.’ 9. Steven Gerrard: Liverpool 3-3 West Ham (3-1 pens) – FA Cup final, 2006 – ‘I had a cramp, I was absolutely shattered, final moments of extra time I managed to connect with a sweet strike.’ 16 16 16 15. Cristiano Ronaldo with a bit of a Cristiano Ronaldo answer – ‘For me the next goal is most important all the time.’ MORE: Footballers reveal their childhood idols 16last_img read more