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Ginebra bounces back, rips Kia

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coming off their fourth loss in five games, Ginebra had the perfect bounce back opponent in Kia, which is dead last in the standings with a 1-6 slate.“It’s been such a struggle for us this conference, It’s nice to be able to get a win,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone. “We played a complete game and was able to pull away. It was really a struggle for us but it might be the game that helps us turn around.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt was a wire-to-wire win for the Kings, who emptied their bench entering the fourth period and led by as much as 29, 53-82, early in the final frame.Ginebra broke the game wide open in the second quarter, where it went on an 18-3 run in the last seven minutes of the first half. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson RELATED VIDEO MOST READ “We’re getting healthier. We’re getting on the same page and starting to adjust on the new way the game is being played and called,” Cone said.“And we’re getting Joe back pretty soon. I’m not sure maybe next, maybe the game after but he should be available,” he said, referring to Joe Devance, who hasn’t played this season because of a foot injury.Ginebra center Greg Slaughter posted 14 points and eight rebounds in just his second game back from a hamstring injury.The Kings were clicking on both ends. They shot 49% from the field and had 30 assists and only 13 turnovers while also holding the Picanto to 34% shooting.Rashawn McCarthy scored 15 points for the Picanto (1-7), who were out-rebounded, 57-42.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Ateneo needs more maturity, says captain Madayag 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PBA IMAGESScottie Thompson led the way and Barangay Ginebra got back on track after a 103-77 beatdown of Kia in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Thompson flirted with a triple-double after collecting 12 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists for the Gin Kings, who evened their record to 4-4.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Victims’ families lost confidence in Police investigation – attorney

first_imgLindo Creek CoIAttorney Nigel Hughes told the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the 2008 Lindo Creek massacre that the victims’ families lost all confidence in the Police Force’s investigative capabilities after independent forensic services were denied.The CoI heard that following news of the Lindo Creek massacre, the mining camp’s owner, Leonard Arokium, retained the services of Attorney Nigel Hughes to ensure that a proper investigation was done since the families of the victims wereAttorney Nigel Hughes testify before the CoI on Wednesdaysuspicious of the Joint Services’ involvement in the incident.When Hughes took the stand before the Commission of Inquiry, he related at the time he wrote to then Police Commissioner Henry Greene indicating that they retained the services of United Kingdom’s Forensic Science Service to aid the Police in their investigation of the incident. Then Chief-of-Staff, Rear Admiral Gary Best, was also copied in the correspondence.However, Greene acknowledged receipt of the letter but never took up the offer. Instead, they relied on the United States for help, which never materialised and then settled for assistance from Jamaica and Trinidad to identify the remains of the eight men.“There was a very testy exchange between myself and Commissioner Greene in which I indicated to the Commissioner that we had virtually lost confidence in the ability of the Guyana Police Force to conduct a fair investigation or an investigation with any credit at all and we expressed those sentiments in a letter,” Hughes testified.“I indicated to him that since the end of June or July had offered these services and now it appears that he had deliberately delayed the investigation and we expressed the sentiments and he responded, in I would say, the similar tone,” he added.Hughes recounted that in August of 2008 they received information that the cellular phone of victim, Dax Arokium, was still being used. He said they then got a print out of the calls made using the number and furnished it to the Police resulting in Greene denying any knowledge of the phone number and subsequently accused Arokium of withholding information.However, Hughes testified that they then wrote to Greene informing him that the number was provided when then Prime Minister Samuel Hinds along with the Home Affairs Minister and other official visited Leonard’s home on the West Coast of Demerara.Additionally, the CoI heard that Yonette Torres, mother of victim, Nigel Torres last saw Dax alive on June 5 when he was heading into Lindo Creek. According to Hughes, she reportedly sent a message to her son informing him to be careful because of the heavy Police presence in the Backdam.Varswyck’s roleHughes posited that ex-Policeman Urie Varswyck, who had escaped from the Georgetown Prison and was killed in 2017, was part of a Joint Services team that went into Lindo Creek when the Police Force had been in search of the “Fine Man” gang.“I do have information that I received in a professional capacity, that I cannot disclose, that actually indicated the identity of some of the members of the team, one of them is now deceased, Mr Varswyck was part of the Police Force,” Hughes said.He added that Varswyck was under the command of a serving member of the Guyana Police Force. When asked by the Commission’s Chairman, Justice Donald Trotman to reveal the name of that serving officer, Hughes declined citing fear of the officer’s life.During the last CoI hearing, retired Assistant Commissioner Heeralall Mackanlall, who was at the time of the tragedy the Deputy Head of the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), said he investigated the massacre upon request from Greene and was unable to find evidence implicating the Joint Services in the killings. At the same time, it was determined that a Police, Army and Special Forces team were in the general Lindo Creek area.Sometime between June 12, 2008 and June 24, 2008, miners Cecil Arokium, Dax Arokium, Compton Speirs, Horace Drakes, Clifton Wong, Lancelot Lee, Bonny Harry and Nigel Torres were shot and killed, and their bodies burnt at the Upper Berbice River mining camp.last_img read more

GBTI celebrates 182 years of banking, remains competitive

first_imgThe Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) is celebrating 182 years of banking in Guyana and to mark the milestone, customers visiting the Water Street branch were given tokens and a piece of the gigantic anniversary cake.Many customers expressed their satisfaction, comfort and loyalty to the bank while expressing hope of sharing in a new and transformed institution, as the bank continues to make banking more accessible.Staff of the Water Street Branch made the shape of the GBTI logo“I have been doing business with GBTI for about 20 years. The bank staff have been doing a good job, (they) extend courtesy and a helping hand to you,” one customer said.Shemaine Pilgrim has been a GBTI customer all her life. “I have been an early saver from birth because that was a special gift my father would have given to me – a savings account. The service here has been pretty good. I haven’t changed since… it’s been 33 years of very good service and my children have started using the services as well,” she noted.“I always get good service when I come here and that’s why I’ve stayed so long,” said Synola Khan.Gordon Kingston rated the bank as excellent, especially in its efficiency, cooperation and the pertinent advice offered to customers. A very gleeful Annabelle Bourne also lauded the courteous members of staff who are always willing to help.As the Bank observes this great milestone, its eyes are set on the future as it repositions itself for the competitive and digital environment in which it operates while focusing on adding shareholder value and making banking easier and safer for all.GBTI is the first indigenous bank in Guyana which started its operations in 1832 as the first commercial bank in British Guiana.last_img read more

Georgia 1-2 Republic of Ireland – The David Forde view

first_imgMillwall and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper David Forde tells the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show about the Boys in Green’s 2-1 victory against Georgia.Aiden McGeady popped up with a brilliant last minute winner in Tiblisi, as Martin O’Neill’s side tasted victory in their first Euro 2016 qualifier.It was a far from accomplished performance, who could consider themselves lucky to walk away with all three points in the Georgian capital.When asked whether Ireland are targeting a spot behind Germany, who beat Scotland 2-1 in Dortmund, Forde told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show: “Germany are the firm favourites.“Then it’s between Scotland, Ireland, Poland and Georgia, who are not a bad side. They can cause some shocks. It’s a very tight group.”last_img

With Rafa at the helm, Newcastle now big favourites to win Championship – Coral

first_imgCoral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Aston Villa are still yet to appoint a new manager almost two months on from Remi Garde’s departure.Nigel Pearson was the initial favourite for the job but, with the club recently taken over, Roberto Di Matteo is now 2/5 to be installed in the Villa Park hotsteat. Villa’s Championship rivals Newcastle, meanwhile, have confirmed Rafa Benitez will stay on at St James’ Park despite relegation.With Benitez at the helm, the Magpies are now 11/4 favourites to win the Championship next season.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Brown in early lead over Delgadillo for attorney general nomination

first_imgFormer California Gov. Jerry Brown appeared destined to return to the state government he ran 24 years ago, taking an early lead Tuesday over L.A. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo for the Democratic nomination for attorney general. Brown, 68, the Oakland mayor for the past eight years, will face Republican state Sen. Chuck Poochigian of Fresno in the Nov. 7 general election. Poochigian, who was unopposed in the GOP primary, has been stalking Brown for months, trying to gain attention by joining Delgadillo in criticizing Brown. For Delgadillo, 45, the chance to run for attorney general was one he said he could not pass up, despite battling against the more than 50-year political legacy of the Brown family in California. Brown relied almost exclusively on his history with California Democrats in the primary, spending relatively little on television or print advertising. Delgadillo ran a campaign that began with attacks on Brown and only in the final days tried to identify himself to voters and offer a message that he would be a candidate for the future. During the campaign, Delgadillo also was embarrassed by news stories questioning whether he had inflated his resume about playing professional football he said he tried out with a Canadian football league team. Delgadillo was an upset winner for city attorney six years ago, a feat he’d hoped to repeat against Brown. He will remain city attorney through 2009, when he will be termed out. For Brown, the election brings him full circle to the consciousness of California voters. The son of one of California’s most popular governors Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Jerry Brown began his political career on the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees. From there, he went on to become state controller and secretary of state before being elected governor in 1974. He was given the nickname “Governor Moonbeam” by a Chicago columnist for his then-unconventional views on the role of government and his high-profile relationship with rock singer Linda Ronstadt. But he was credited with changing the face of state government, appointing more women and minorities to key positions than any other previous governor. He also emphasized issues that would come into vogue years later the environment and support for emerging technologies. Brown ran for president while still governor and twice more after leaving office. He went to India to work with Mother Teresa and returned to serve as chair of the state Democratic Party, later renouncing his party affiliation to run for mayor of Oakland. He then rejoined the party when he decided to run for attorney general. The attorney general is the state’s top law enforcement official, overseeing more than 1,100 attorneys, 700 peace officers and 3,200 other staff. Most of the work involves providing legal advice to state agencies, but the office also has broad powers to initiate legal actions. Poochigian, 57, is an attorney who got his start in politics working for then-state Sen. George Deukmejian, who was running for attorney general in 1978. Poochigian worked in a number of appointed jobs for Deukmejian and former Gov. Pete Wilson before winning election to the state Assembly in 1994 and then moving up to the state Senate in 1998. He has made public safety one of his top issues. Unopposed in the Republican primary, he has tried to draw attention to his campaign with criticism of Brown’s administration as mayor in Oakland. Also qualifying for the November ballot are Libertarian Kenneth Weissman, Jack Harrison of the Peace and Freedom Party, and Michael Wyman of the Green Party. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want 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

Man United goalkeeper signs for West Brom

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND Foster is expected to join Watford Johnstone spent last season on loan at Aston Villa 2 2 He is expected to replace Ben Foster with the goalkeeper on the brink of joining Watford.Johnstone told the club’s official site: “I’m happy to be here. I’ve spoken to a lot of people about the club and heard nothing but good things.“It’s good to get through the door. I’ve played Championship games and won a promotion from League One with Preston but always seemed to end back at Manchester United or going somewhere else.“Now it’s time to settle down and take my game up to the next level which I believe I can do here.” LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ RANKED Johnstone spent last season on loan at Aston Villa and has also had spells at Scunthorpe, Walsall, Doncaster, Yeovil and Preston.He did not make an appearance in seven years at Old Trafford after coming through United’s academy.“Sam is young and determined to be the best keeper he can possibly be – he’s hungry to do that with us at Albion,” said boss Darren Moore. REVEALED West Brom have signed goalkeeper Sam Johnstone from Manchester United on a four-year deal.The 25-year-old joins for an initial £6.5million to become the Baggies’ first summer signing. targets LATEST TRANSFER NEWS The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on “We’ve had him targeted from the outset and we’re all delighted to have him on board.“He buys into exactly what we are trying to achieve and will hopefully represent the shape of things to come.” LIVING THE DREAM Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti last_img read more

Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard signs for Vitesse on season-long loan

first_img Odegaard is seeking first team football rather than a return to RM Castilla The club’s Technical director Marc van Hintum added: “We are very pleased that Martin has chosen Vitesse.“Despite interest from other clubs, we were able to convince Martin with the vision that Vitesse stands for. Martin has qualities that can give a team a boost.” 2 Now 19, Odegaard is looking to kick on, having spent the last 18 months on loan at Heerenveen.“The past year and a half I have played in the Eredivisie,” said Odegaard.“I was impressed by Vitesse. I got to know Vitesse as a good footballing team, with an offensive and dominant view of the game.“I think that way of playing is good for me. Vitesse has also shown that it gives young players a chance to dare. That is why I am happy with the opportunity that Vitesse offers me.” 2 Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard has signed for Vitesse Arnhem on loan.The Norwegian, who was once one of the hottest prospects in world football, signed for Los Blancos when he was just 16 years of age. Odegaard has been at Heerenveen since January 2017 last_img read more

SEARCH ON FOR CAUSE OF DANGEROUS E-COLI OUTBREAK

first_imgA number of people have been hospitalised following an outbreak of E-Coli in Inishowen.A large number people have been suffering from severe vomiting and diarrhoea in recent days.The strain of the condition is believed to be the very dangerous 0157 which can be potentially fatal in very extreme cases. The epicentre of the break-out is believed to be around the Inch area.However while the source of the bug has not been found, it is not believed the public water supply is connected to the outbreak.The HSE has confirmed there has been an outbreak of E-Coli but has refused to elaborate on the situation.It says the Department of Public Health are investigating the outbreak but says that all tests taken so far have ruled out the public water supply as the root of the problem. One man who suffered form the bug told Donegal Daily that he lost more than one stone in weight as a result.“I was sick for a week with it solid. I did not eat once and I was constantly in the bathroom.“I would not wish it on anyone. It was horrific.“I honestly don’t know how I caught it but I know of three other people who have had it and they suffered like me,” he said.   SEARCH ON FOR CAUSE OF DANGEROUS E-COLI OUTBREAK was last modified: December 15th, 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) Tags:E Coli outbreakInishowenlast_img read more

Brain Is Faster Than the Blink of an Eye

first_imgYou blink about every 4-6 seconds, says David Burr in Current Biology,1 adding to over 17,000 blinks a day.  Each time the world goes black for 100 to 150 milliseconds, as the eyelids attenuate the light a hundredfold.   Why don’t we see the world like a flickering movie?  We generally perceive an uninterrupted stream of visual information.  It turns out that there is a synchronized interlock between the blink response and the visual cortex of the brain, such that the brain temporarily suppresses vision during each blink.    To find this out, a team of scientists in London, also publishing in Current Biology,2 repeated a 25-year-old ingenious experiment, but this time added functional MRI imaging on the brain.  They made the retina see continuous light by shining it up the palate of test subjects wearing lightproof goggles, then watched how the brain reacted during blinks, even though the light seen by the retina (through the mouth) was continuous.  Sure enough, the brain anticipated each blink by suppressing the visual cortex during the blink.  This means that we don’t see the dark; when we blink, the brain just skips the interruption.  See also the summary on EurekAlert.1David Burr, “Vision: In the Blink of an Eye,” Current Biology, Vol 15, R554-R556, 26 July 2005.2Bristow et al., “Blinking Suppresses the Neural Response to Unchanging Retinal Stimulation,” Current Biology, Vol 15, 1296-1300, 26 July 2005.While this feat was evolving, we wonder if it was like the early fighter planes trying to shoot machine guns through the propeller.  Until engineers figured out how to synchronize the firing between the propeller blades, how many test pilots shot themselves down?  (Uh, whoops….)  How many cheetahs in a full gallop had to learn to coordinate their attacks when the lights were on, till they got frustrated and sent their brains back to Tinker Bell’s workshop for an upgrade?(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more