WATCH: Harden ends Johnson with filthy crossover

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Harden made a move late in the first quarter in their game at Staples Center on Thursday, creating space for the three and sending Johnson skidding to the floor. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 😳 JAMES. HARDEN. 😳#Rockets— NBA (@NBA) March 1, 2018There are times when you just have to admit defeat, and as humbling as it may be at least it was still an honorable way to go down.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 folkThat, however, didn’t happen to Los Angeles Clipper Wesley Johnson when Houston Rockets’ superstar James Harden staked ownership on his ankles.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mixed emotions for coach Bong Ravena as TNT thwarts son Kiefer, NLEX Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson But before the Bearded One released the shot, he first waited for Johnson to stand back up as Harden capped off the nasty move with the triple to stretch Houston’s lead to 31-7.Harden’s Rockets defeated the Clippers, 105-92, for their 14th straight win. View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Staying positive

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “I feel like we’re on 8. By the time we play, we should be around close to 9 or something,” Guiao told reporters on the eve of their departure for Qatar, where they take their first shot at staying alive for a World Cup berth.The Philippines trails Japan by a game for third place in their group after losing four of its last five qualifying matches. Only the top three teams of each group get outright berths to this year’s tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“At least even without Andray, we’ve seen that the guys are blending well,” he said. “We played good defense today. We’re hoping we can still improve our defense and be able to translate or apply the things that we’ve practiced against Qatar and Kazakhstan.”RR Pogoy led Gilas with 21 points. He will miss the Qatar game, a penalty for his role in the Philippines-Australia brawl in July last year. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 “They’ll be playing in their home court; they’ll be more familiar with their surroundings,” he said. “But the positive thing is we all know that there are lots of Filipinos in the Middle East—in Qatar. So we’re hoping they’ll come and cheer for us, that they’ll back us up, and that they’ll give us some of their energy.”Three days after the Qatar match, the Philippines will fly to cold Kazakhstan for their last qualifier assignment at Saryarka Velodrome.Practice continues to be a challenge for Guiao, who has yet to muster a full squad during preparations.“I don’t think we can be really at a hundred percent since we had a short period of preparation time. But if we make 90 percent, we’ll be OK—and that’s good enough for us to win games.”“I’m confident, I’m happy with this group of guys. They’ve shown their commitment; they’ve shown their abilities,” Guiao added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Marcio Lassiter, June Mar Fajardo and Troy Rosario, who chimed in with 14, 13 and 10 respectively, are part of the 14-man pool that Guiao will trim in Qatar.“We’ll be leaving with 13 guys—including Thirdy [Ravena]. Andray’s the 14th guy,” Guiao said. “RR still can’t play in the first game so we still have to determine one more guy who will sit out.”Blatche will join Gilas Pilipinas in Qatar and despite having little practice time with the squad, the former NBA standout will make the final cut, with Guiao liking what he has seen in terms of the big man’s fitness.“I’m happy with the development with Andray Blatche. He came in and he was in a lot better shape than he was when he first came in [last time]. So that’s really the best sign, I think, for us—he’s game ready,” he said.The Filipinos take on the Qataris first on Feb. 21 at Al Gharafa Sports Club Multipurpose Hall, where Guiao hopes a big population of OFWs will dull the hosts’ home-court edge.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college League teaches players how to play game of life Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil June Mar Fajardo (left) and Andray Blatche are expected to make the final cut. —DENISON REY A. DALUPANGWith the national team facing tough odds in the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers, coach Yeng Guiao is trying to hang on to every bit of positivity before flying off to two crucial games that will determine if the Philippines will be in the China tournament or not.Andray Blatche is more fit. The team is getting glued defensively. The Nationals won their final scrimmage before leaving, a 100-82 dismantling of PBA squad Meralco.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Year in Review: Crime in Grande Prairie

first_imgTo put in perspective, Fort St. John has 155, and Dawson Creek has 204.Grande Prairie’s Mayor Bill Given told Energetic City in November there are many factors for these increases in crime rate. “We have young people in this region, who have significant disposable income, and that makes them very attractive to what you may call the dark side of our economy, and criminals.”He also alludes to the surge in population growth within a small amount of time leading to the City not able to keep up with the demand on RCMP and other services. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. — One grisly, recurring trend this year was an increase in crime in the Grande Prairie area — the biggest city centre within a few hours of Fort St. John.The Grande Prairie RCMP detachment went before City Council in November and confirmed that the Grande Prairie led all of Canada in both Crime and Violent Crime Severity Indexes the year before, as reported by the Daily Herald Tribune. Global News says crime has risen more than 30 per cent since 2010 in Grande Prairie.The presentation indicated that the numbers were even higher for 2015.- Advertisement -Officers had investigated 43 armed robberies, 75 per cent of which happening at targeted businesses as of Nov. 10.Domestic and relational violence incidents were up, too. About 1,300 investigations so far this year have produced hundreds of assault charges, 25 charges for assault causing bodily harm, six sexual assault charges, and five aggravated assault charges.The RCMP also brought to council’s attention how understaffed the detachment is. In Canada, the average number of officers is 194 per 100,000 people is 194. Alberta’s average is 170, but in Grande Prairie’s average is only 115. (78 actual officers)Advertisementlast_img read more

Prop. 76 is far from perfect, but needed

first_imgIn the upcoming special election, voters will get a chance to decide whether to approve a constitutional amendment designed to tighten the limit on state spending. Proposition 76, which would limit spending, is far from perfect, but it would apply the brakes to what is now a runaway state government. In California, state government spending has increased 96 percent between fiscal years 1994-95 and 2004-05, more than twice the increase in population and the cost of living. Spending for fiscal year 2004-05 is up 8.5 percent over the previous year, returning close to its trend rate of growth during the roaring 1990s. Neither a recession nor the ousting of Gov. Gray Davis and the election of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger did much to slow the growth of government in California. Under current California law, spending cannot outpace state population and personal-income growth. However, given the robust personal-income growth during the tech boom of the 1990s, and even with the spending explosion over the past 10 years, the limit is not currently binding. It has been an ineffective constraint on the growth of government. Evidence from other states suggests that the most effective limits are constitutional (more difficult for legislators to change), and require that attempts by state lawmakers to shift programs to local governments be fully funded. The most effective limits tie expenditure growth to increases in population and inflation. Revenues in excess of this limit are either directed to a rainy-day reserve fund or returned to taxpayers. The ugly aspect of Proposition 76 would be apparent at the next economic downturn. Given the free-spending nature of a Legislature captured by special interests, it’s a safe bet that the Legislature will be unable to agree on the needed spending cuts. The budget-cutting powers given to the governor under Proposition 76 are needed, but they will cause special-interest groups to scream bloody murder when the cuts are made. The initiative process is a tool California’s citizens can use to help right-size state government. It is a safety valve to control a runaway government. Even though Proposition 76 is not as strict a spending constraint as it could be, it is a step in the right direction. Robert Krol is a professor of economics at California State University, Northridge.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 With a real constraint on spending, politicians face greater pressure to prioritize spending. It’s more likely that legislators will focus on primary functions like infrastructure, police and education. In addition to limiting the size of state government, the evidence from other states suggests that expenditure limits tend to lower borrowing costs. Investors find it less risky lending to states with a constitutional limit on spending. This benefit makes financing capital expenditures less onerous. The good news about Proposition 76 is that it is an effort to slow the growth of state spending. Because it limits spending growth to the average increase in revenue over the prior three years, it will smooth out spending over time. The fact that spending growth is tied to revenue growth (rather than growth in population and inflation, which is more constraining) makes it a relatively weak expenditure limit, but it can be expected to have a modest impact. Because Proposition 76 is a constitutional change, elected officials will have a harder time working around it. The law speeds up funding of mandates imposed on local governments and, in bad times, gives the governor greater power to cut spending when the Legislature fails to do so. Under Proposition 76, the state will no longer be required to repay educational funding cuts that occur during fiscal emergencies. Education funding during hard times will be treated more like other appropriations in the budget. Excess general funds would be placed into a budget reserve or used to fund construction or for debt repayment. last_img read more


first_imgMembers of the Killybegs Coast Guard who are taking part in the search for the missing man.The search for a missing Carrick man has been stood down for the day and will recommence at 10am tomorrow morning.David Maguire, a 37 year old local man has been missing since New Year’s Day.Killybegs Coast Guard have returned to base after another extensive day of searching in the Carrick area. A vast area has been covered from Slieve league all the way along the coast line as far as Drimanoo head in Killybegs as well as the River which runs from Carrick to Teelin.Thanks has ben expressed to all the locals and volunteers who are helping in the search.Among those taking part in the search are the Killybegs Coast and Rescue team, Killala CG team, the DMRT, the Sligo based Coast Guard Helicopter, Garda divers and kayakers.  SEARCH TO RESUME IN MORNING FOR MISSING CARRICK MAN was last modified: January 4th, 2015 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:CarrickDavid Maguiredonegalmissinglast_img read more

Jordan Bell agrees to deal with Minnesota Timberwolves

first_imgAmid the Warriors’ flailing interest and a hope to maximize his role, Jordan Bell accepted a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, a league source confirmed to Bay Area News Group. Yahoo! Sports first reported the news.The Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz also expressed interest in Bell, according to a league source. But Bell found the Timberwolves most appealing … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile devicelast_img

Cape Town gets ‘dry’ luxury hotel

first_img4 June 2008A new five-star hotel under construction in Cape Town, the Coral International, will target Middle Eastern visitors, offering them luxurious rooms, conferencing and prayer facilities, halaal cuisine and no alcohol on the premises.The Dubai-based Coral International Hotels, Resorts and Spas and Cii Holdings, their South African partners, will operate the Coral International, which is situated on the corner of Buitengracht and Wale Street in the city centre.In a statement last week, local real estate agency Pam Golding Properties said they had also won the exclusive mandate to market 30 out of the 140 luxurious rooms and suites – priced between R2.1-million and R5.8-million – for sectional title ownership.“The Coral International will be situated on the fringes of the historic Bo-Kaap, an area steeped in Cape Malay culture and renowned for its colourful homes and delicious cuisine,” said Pam Golding Western Cape MD Laurie Wener, adding that it was an exciting opportunity to purchase ownership in a luxury unit in an enviable location.The location is also just minutes away from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Table Mountain, while it is only a short drive to the beaches of the Atlantic Seaboard, as well as the central city’s coffee shops, restaurants and craft markets.State-of-the-art facilitiesAll rooms will feature top-end amenities such as high-speed wireless broadband connectivity, plasma screen televisions and luxurious linens, and all will offer stunning views of Table Mountain.Hotel facilities will include a state-of-the-art business centre with conference and meeting facilities, a fully fitted gym and health centre, as well as a prayer room and an outdoor swimming pool.The hotel will also have three restaurants offering a range of cuisines from modern European to Arabic and African dishes, with all food will be halaal and no alcohol being served on the premises.Buyers opting for the sectionalised package will receive a sectional title deed enabling them to use their rooms for 30 days per year, with access to all hotel facilities including room service and housekeeping, including limousine pick-ups, and a 24-hour concierge and valet.For the remainder of the year, the room will be placed into the hotel rental pool, and owners will receive a share of the profits, with Cii Holdings guaranteeing a five percent return on investment after the first two years of operation, for a minimum of three years.Ideally locatedWener added that the hotel would be just a 20-minute drive away from the Cape Town International Airport, enabling it to offer high levels of service, guided by its international owners who have extensive experience in the luxury hospitality industry.“This makes it an ideal investment opportunity for those who travel frequently to Cape Town for business and leisure, or for corporate clients who host guests in the city on a regular basis,” she said.Construction is already underway, with completion expected by the end of 2009.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Celebrate the Geocaching Community’s Volunteers

first_imgThe Global Geocaching Community VolunteersVolunteers help define your geocaching experience. Volunteers offer their advice and guidance to geocache owners and help set the tone of the game. The volunteers number in the hundreds, speak dozens of languages, and most all love geocaching and the global community it creates. Find out more about the geocaching community volunteers, including a behind-the-scenes video. Each geocache you find or hide has the digital fingerprints of a volunteer on it. Volunteer reviewers assist geocachers by reviewing and publishing geocaches that meet specific guidelines. To learn more about how to work with your local reviewer and successfully hide a geocache, see How to Hide a Geocache and watch Basics of Hiding a Geocache. For more information about working with a reviewer, see the Geocaching Help Center. Go to the official Geocaching Facebook page to join us in saying a big ‘Thank You’ to the community’s volunteer reviewers.Die weltweiten Volunteers der Geocaching–Community SharePrint RelatedEverything You Ever Needed to Know about Trackables – A PresentationSeptember 20, 2012In “Learn”GC77 Germany’s First Geocache – A PresentationOctober 1, 2012In “Deutsch”Trackable EtiquetteNovember 24, 2010In “Learn”  Freiwillige helfen mit, Dein Geocaching-Erlebnis mitzugestalten. Sie stellen Cache-Ownern ihre Expertise und Anleitung zur Verfügung und helfen dadurch mit, wesentlich bei unserem Spiel mitzuwirken. Volunteers beherrschen hunderte, sprich: dutzende, Sprachen, und fast alle gehen in Geocaching und der globalen Community, die dadurch entsteht, voll und ganz auf. Deswegen finde hier mehr über die Arbeit der freiwilligen Helferinnen und Helfer der Geocaching-Gemeinschaft heraus, inklusive eines Video-Clips, der einen Blick hinter die Kulissen wirft.Jeder Cache, den Du findest oder versteckst, trägt den digitalen Fingerabdruck eines Volunteers: Freiwillige Reviewer sorgen mit dafür, dass alle Caches, die gepublisht werden, auch den Richtlinien des Spiels entsprechen. Um zu erfahren, wie die Zusammenarbeit mit Deinen lokal zuständigen Reviewern aussieht und wie man erfolgreich einen Geocache versteckt, schau Dir die Seiten “Wie verstecke ich einen Geocache?” und “Grundlagen des Versteckens eines Geocaches” an. Für weitere Informationen zur Zusammenarbeit mit einem Reviewer, wirf bitte einen Blickin den Hilfe-Bereich.Besuch die offizielle Facebook-Seite von Geocaching, um mit uns zusammen den Volunteers einmal ein großes “Dankeschön!” für ihre Arbeit zu sagen.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Assam club promotes flags that grow into plants

first_imgA club in southern Assam’s Hailakandi town is promoting biodegradable flags that grow into plants.These handmade cotton flags are embedded with seeds of marigold.“After use, a flag should be planted with respect and some soil and water poured on it. The flag will germinate into a plant in two-three days’ time,” said Shankar Choudhury of Inner Wheel Club.The club’s president Kabita Das said the initiative was undertaken to discourage the use of plastic flags on Independence Day as well as Republic Day. “Such flags are discarded to snowball into an ecological problem. We are promoting the seed-embedded cotton flags toward making the country plastic pollution-free,” she said.last_img

Stan Wawrinka to defend Chennai Open

first_imgTwo-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka will be back in the city to defend his men’s singles title at the 2016 Chennai Open, India’s premier tennis tournament, to be held at the SDAT Stadium from January 4 to 10.The 2016 edition, also the 20th time the event will be hosted by Chennai, will be the Swiss star’s eighth visit to the Tamil Nadu capital and he will look to defend his title and claim a hat-trick of championship wins.Also read: Stan Wawrinka fourth player to seal ATP Tour Finals spot “Chennai Open is a great way to start the season and I look forward to my eighth year at the tournament. The last two years have been extra special since I have gone on to win a Grand Slam each year after a winning start here,” said the 30-year-old.”So Chennai has become like my good luck charm now! Being a landmark year for the tournament, I hope to reclaim my title and make this year even more special. I congratulate the organisers for bringing out this exciting contest year after year and look forward to many more landmark editions of the Chennai Open.”Wawrinka won the title here in 2011, 2014 and 2015. He also won the doubles crown with Frenchman Benoit Paire in 2013, meaning he has not returned home without a title since 2011.last_img read more