first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments LATEST STORIES Spurs acknowledge relationship with Leonard is fractured Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MOST READ 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 He’s in good hands. At Alabama, Sexton played for former NBA guard Avery Johnson, and he’s being passed to Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, a 14-year pro looking forward to developing the youngster.“I’ve watched him play,” Lue said. “I understand who he is as a player and as a person, talked to his parents a lot throughout the course of his college selection, so I know them very well. I’m just excited, man. To be able to have a young talent that I can help mold and build and make better and teach him what suit to wear, what shoes to wear with a suit, how to tie a tie, when you go to dinner, things like that that Bryan Shaw and Robert Horry and Ron Harper and those guys taught me, so I’m very excited about that.”Sexton wowed the Cavs during his personal workout, which came one day after Cleveland was swept by the Warriors. He attended Game 4, and as he witnessed James, Kevin Durant and others competing at the highest level the game offers, Sexton could imagine one day being part of the action.“Like the seats were shaking,” he said. “Fans were screaming. Just I feel like I’ll be ready to play in something like that when it’s my time.”Sexton smiled throughout his introductory news conference, which came following a nearly sleepless night in New York. And while he came across as easygoing and affable, there’s a darker side to Sexton.On the floor, he’s ferocious.“When you get between those lines, there’s no friends,” he said. “When you get between those lines it’s us against them, and we’re trying to win. It’s like a switch that cuts on. It’s go time when you get on the court.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cleveland Cavaliers first round draft selection, Collin Sexton, center, displays his jersey with Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman, left and Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue during a news conference at the Cavaliers training facility in Independence, Ohio, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Phil Long)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Collin Sexton endeared himself to the Cavaliers with his competitive streak, speed and attitude long before they picked him in the NBA draft.His jersey number showed them something else: He’s fearless.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sexton made quite a first impression by deciding to take No. 2, his college number but also the one previously worn in Cleveland by All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. After showing off his jersey at a news conference Friday, Sexton said he doesn’t feel pressure to live up to Irving’s high standards.READ: NBA Draft: Cavs select Bama’s Sexton to help convince LeBron to stayFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Not at all,” he said. “Coming in, I’m going to set goals for myself and then as well there’s going to be team goals set. But I feel like I’m not going to have to live up to anybody’s shoes, but I’m going to come in and learn and be the best player I can be on the court as well as off the court.”Some Cleveland fans feel No. 2 should be retired. After all, Irving made the biggest shot in franchise history in Game 7 of the 2016 Finals before asking to be traded last summer to escape the daunting shadow cast by LeBron James. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Maybe one day No. 2 will hang in the rafters. For now, it belongs to Sexton.With an eye toward rebuilding — and maybe persuading James to re-sign this summer — the Cavs selected Sexton, the lightning-quick Alabama point guard, on Thursday night with the No. 8 overall pick. As a freshman, the 19-year-old Sexton carried the Crimson Tide to the NCAA Tournament, for a brief time giving the school’s rabid football fans a late-winter diversion before coach Nick Saban blew his whistle in spring practice.The Cavs believe Sexton, who earned his “Young Bull” nickname in high school for his charge-ahead playing style, can help them finally offset the loss of Irving. Without him, Cleveland lacked a dependable second-scoring option for James; the club spent the entire season with a virtual revolving door at the position as coach Tyronn Lue started eight point guards.Irving’s absence was never felt more than in the Finals as the Golden State Warriors only had to concentrate on James. The Cavs didn’t have another player capable of breaking down their defense.Sexton gives Cleveland a new weapon.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihanlast_img read more


first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rain or Shine’s Kris Rosales attempts to steal possession from Phoenix’s Matthew Wright during their PBA game on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. —AUGUST DELA CRUZA well-deserved break finally comes next for the weary.After playing seven games in just over three weeks and wresting the elimination round lead in the PBA Philippine Cup elimination round, Rain or Shine buckles down to work again and will try to match the conference’s longest winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Garcia would like nothing more than a winning feeling when they go into respite. But he knows it won’t be a cakewalk.“It’s going to be difficult because we know throughout the conference, they’re only going to get better,” Garcia said of the Hotshots, the Governors’ Cup champions.At 6-1, the Elasto Painters could put a lock on a quarterfinal berth with a win against the Hotshots, who opened the conference with two straight defeats.“When we win, we want different players stepping up,” Garcia said. “Right now, everybody’s stepping up. We’re not looking at only one person, we’re looking at it as a team effort.”Alaska also looks to get a streak going when they tackle a struggling Blackwater in the curtain-raiser at 4:30 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Only after a tough outing against perennial contender Magnolia at 7 p.m. at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Wednesday can Rain or Shine think about cooling their heels a bit.“We cannot be complacent,” Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia said shortly after taking over top spot from Phoenix Pulse on Sunday to win a fourth straight game, sounding off the need to win as many games as possible heading into the playoffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We know it’s only going to get harder every game. We have to look at what’s going [well] right now, but we also have to look at what’s going wrong.”Aside from ROS, four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer also has seven games so far as the tournament takes a two-week break starting Thursday to give way to Gilas Pilipinas’ campaign in the Fiba World Cup Qualifying series. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Spaniard completes Ronda Pilipinas dominance Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “I thought pretty much the whole game we were energetic and all over the place,” coach Alex Compton said after last week’s ripping of Columbian, 94-72, despite four of his starters out because of different injuries.“We were covering ground and getting loose balls—the things that really matter,” he said. “We like the hustle and the grit and the grind.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more


first_img…claimed boss ordered “cremation” – Police sourceThe body of a welder who mysteriously died in the interior was burnt by his co-workers even before the police could investigate his death.Thirty-four-year-old welder, Yogindra Steve Ramkarran of Number 72 Village, Berbice, was discovered dead by his colleagues about 100 feet from the camp he was employed at in Berbice on July 4, 2019, but it is unclear as to what led to his demise.According to a senior police source close to the investigation, Ramkarran was allegedly consuming alcohol at a shop a short distance away from the camp on July 3 and after the business closed, he left to return to the camp.However, he was not seen again until his co-workers found his body the following morning. This newspaper was told that the workers informed their employer and they were allegedly informed to burn the body.“They said the boss told them that he was in contact with the family and told them to burn the man’s body. But the boss, who is the owner, said he never told them to do that. They just burnt his body to ashes even before we [Police] could get there to investigate so as it is, we don’t know how he died because there is no body to conduct a post-mortem on,” the police source explained.He stated that it is suspected that Ramkarran was murdered, adding that one of the workmen had taken a photograph of his body before it was destroyed by fire.“From the photograph taken in the worker’s phone, it looked like a stab wound on Ramkarran’s chest. But we will never know because they burnt his body to ashes and while we have some of the ashes, obviously we cannot tell his cause of death. We arrested five of them but due to no evidence, we had to release them. We even approached the High Court for an extension to hold them but that request was denied,” the police source explained.However, a file has been sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice on the way forward. Ramkarran’s case is still open and investigations into his death continue, the police officer noted.The now dead man’s sister, Somwattie, had told Guyana Times on Sunday last that at that time, although over three days had passed since news spread of her brother’s death, she along with her other siblings were clueless about the entire situation.“My husband called the sawmill where Steve was employed at and the owner told him that Steve died and that they are making preparation to bring his body out from river.”However, the distraught woman had stated that three individuals, who worked at the sawmill, arrived at her residence on Friday afternoon and they related to her family that her brother’s body was decomposed and could not be removed from the location where it had been found.“They say that the body had to burn right there or bury right there but we did not see a picture with him to know if it is Steve. I don’t know what happened with Steve. The first call my sister gave me, she told me Steve was in an accident with a truck but when my husband called the boss man, he said like Steve had fight or maybe he had a few drinks since July 1st was holiday…I don’t know if he fight with anyone but I don’t know nothing,” the grieving sister related.Yogindra Ramkarranlast_img read more


first_imgIn a release Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier says, “This funding is a great step forward for the Tumbler Ridge Aspiring Geopark steering committee to make a compelling case to international authorities to make this Geopark a reality. Tumbler Ridge has some of the most unique geological formations found nowhere else on our planet including amazing fossil heritage, and incredibly beautiful natural landscapes. Receiving Geopark status would also bring significant economic benefits including geotourism and job creation in research and sustainably focused employment to our region.”There are currently 102 geoparks that are recognized world wide. The only one in North America is in New Brunswick with the Stonehammer Geopark. Recognition as a geopark indicates an area of unique geological heritage, international significance and scientific value to the global community.- Advertisement –last_img read more


first_img Arsenal v Manchester City 1 The Premier League is back!After a riveting round of international fixtures, including Canada v Jamaica, Luxembourg v Belarus and Kazakhstan’s classic 0-0 draw with Latvia, it’s back to Arsenal v Manchester City, Mario Balotelli’s Anfield debut and Manchester United fielding Falcao, Di Maria and Daley Blind.And it’s live on talkSPORT. We’ve got exclusive UK coverage of Liverpool v Aston Villa on Saturday evening, with commentary of all Premier League games if you are outside the UK.To whet your appetite, get stuck in to our brilliant football quiz, with questions based on the forthcoming Premier League fixtures…About | Privacy | Termslast_img


first_img 3 Brendan Rodgers saw his side beaten by Hearts on Saturday 3 Dedryck Boyata joined Celtic from Manchester City for £1.5m in 2015 Dedryck Boyata wants out of Celtic Fulham had a £9million bid rejected for Boyata in the summer, while Sevilla and Lazio have also reportedly registered their interest in the Belgium international.Boyata was absent as Celtic crashed to a 1-0 defeat to Hearts on Saturday, having claimed he was suffering with a back injury, and he has not travelled to Greece for the crunch Champions League qualifier against AEK Athens on Tuesday night.His representative Jacques Lichtenstein turned up at Celtic’s training ground to demand showdown talks with Brendan Rodgers on Friday but failed to get the meeting he desired.And he has now suggested that Boyata, who is out of contract next summer, is ready to down tools for the rest for the season.Lichtenstein said: “What state of mind is Dedryck in? It’s difficult, it’s impossible for this kind of pain to go away in less than a month.”“Entering the last ten months of his contract, everyone understands that he cannot put his career at risk by playing even slightly injured or at 95 per cent.“Dedryck cannot put his future and his family’s future in danger by playing without being 100 per cent. On January 1, he will sign elsewhere by being free, without reporting anything to Celtic.”center_img 3 Dedryck Boyata’s agent has launched a furious attack on Celtic, and suggested the defender will refuse to play for the club again.The former Manchester City man is unhappy that the Hoops have refused to sell him this summer. Lichtenstein added: “Since his arrival from Manchester City, Dedryck has always been very happy at the club, showing his involvement and pride in wearing the jersey.“After a magnificent World Cup with Belgium, we received concrete interest from different clubs playing in major championships.“His very good club and World Cup seasons gave Celtic the opportunity to sell the player for a price multiple of the amount invested on his arrival in 2015.“Celtic have not responded to the interest of other clubs. Phone calls have gone unanswered. Meeting requests have been refused.“When a club promises a player to be co-operative in the prospect of a transfer in the transfer window and it does not keep its promise, then it seems obvious that they will not hold promises if the player extends his contract.”The row with Borata has rocked Rodgers’ preparations for their pivotal clash with AEK Athens, with Celtic facing a huge fight to reach the Champions Legaue proper after their 1-1 draw in the first leg of their third-round qualifier.On the saga, Rodgers said: “Dedryck’s agent turned up at the training ground. The day before the game, the training ground is closed.“He wanted to speak to me at 10 o’clock. I’ve got a meeting with players at half past ten concentrating on this game. I said I couldn’t meet him before but I’d meet him after training once I’d done my work. “Obviously, when I came back after training, he wasn’t there. So that’s the honest situation.“The club has been in negotiations with Dedryck from last season. I think it was pretty clear we wanted to keep him. Rightly, for him, he wanted to wait until after the World Cup to see how it all went.“Different to Tom Rogic, who wanted it signed and sealed before he went. The agent wanted to see their options. Put it on hold because he was away. And obviously now there have been one or two offers for him.“But if we lose a centre-half of that quality at this vital stage we have to be able to replace him.“So, rightly, the club will look at that – and I have to look at that as the manager – to see if all the timing is right.“He’s a player we don’t want to lose. He may run his contract down but, unless there’s something other than that, we want him to be here.”last_img read more


first_img “The players have been dressing in prison garb the last five or six years,” Jackson said before Tuesday’s exhibition game. “All the stuff that goes on, it’s like gangster, thuggery stuff. It’s time. It’s been time to do that.” “But one must remember where one came from. I was wearing bib overalls when I was a player one time. But I wasn’t going to the games or events in them.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The dress code mandates players wear collared shirts and slacks or dress jeans to games. Inactive players on the bench will have to wear sports coats in addition. Players also can’t wear baseball caps or oversized jewelry when engaged in team-related activities. “To a majority of these young men,” Jackson said, “the rap stars, hip-hop guys are really kind of like heroes or colleagues. … We even have some that are owners in the league. And it’s not the same audience. Our audience is corporate businessmen and businesswomen and kids. So it’s a different audience that you’re dealing with and these players should be aware of that.” Jackson acknowledged that enforcing the code will be difficult and there will be many fines issued. The biggest loser out of the whole thing might be the Yankees, with at least one Lakers player showing up each day wearing a New York cap. “It’s just too bad that we couldn’t do a better job at representing ourselves,” forward Lamar Odom said, “that they feel like they’ve got to enforce a dress code.” LAKER NOTES:Kwame Brown and Gilbert Arenas, former teammates turned antagonists, got through Tuesday’s game without incident as the Lakers beat the Washington Wizards 111-108 in OT at Rabobank Arena. … Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said the team’s roster would not be fixed until the February trade deadline but admitted how difficult it would be for a player from outside to pick up Jackson’s triangle offense. “It’s not an ideal situation,” Kupchak said, “and that’s a factor if we decide to do anything.” … The Lakers waived guard Will Conroy and learned that forward Corie Blount has a sprained left foot. Blount will be re-evaluated in a week and did not make the trip for Tuesday’s game. center_img BAKERSFIELD — On the issue of the NBA’s new dress code, which covers sports coats but not soul patches on the bench, Allen Iverson and Phil Jackson apparently are going to have to agree to disagree. Jackson hadn’t even read the full memorandum sent to teams but has emerged as an outspoken supporter of the dress code, referring multiple times in recent days to the attire of some players as “prison garb.” last_img read more


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Adding one acre to the Elephants of Surin, as proposed in the report, would increase its cost from $19 million to $33 million – a $14 million increase. “We have received the study and are reviewing it,” said Los Angeles Zoo spokesman Jason Jacobs. While animal activists say the proposed two-acre exhibit would be too small to humanely keep elephants, zoo officials say it would exceed national standards. Citing excessive costs, the CAO report rejected such options as building a four- to six-acre elephant exhibit near the Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park, or sending Ruby, Gita and Billy to one of two national sanctuaries for elephants. The report also said the elephants in their current environment were deemed to be healthy to moderately healthy. Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Elephants at the Los Angeles Zoo deserve larger quarters and should not be shipped off to a sanctuary, according to an independent review released late Tuesday. The much-anticipated report by the Chief Administrative Office recommends that L.A.’s three elephants stay in L.A. – and their new exhibit be increased from two to three acres. The roughly 75-page CAO report consulted more than 30 zoo professionals, biologists and activists worldwide in order to respond to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s contention that the city’s elephants need more space. City officials will soon decide whether to heed the report’s recommendation or resort to other options such as closing the exhibit and packing the elephants off to a sanctuary. Until then, nearly $11 million needed to complete the exhibit has been put on hold. last_img read more


first_imgLidl Ireland has warned customers of a viral text scam that has been circulating in recent days.The text, purporting to be from Lidl, promises a ‘big surprise package’ waiting for the recipient; however the only surprise the victim may receive is realising they’ve been scammed.The text then prompts the recipient to follow a link, leading to a bogus site. The site then urges the victim to share their personal details to avail of the ‘surprise’. Lidl shared a screenshot of the phoney text, commenting: “Please look out for this scam going ’round by text!”“Don’t engage with this as it isn’t us!”Lidl warn of viral text scam was last modified: March 23rd, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:LIDLphonescamtextWarninglast_img read more


first_imgRoberto Di Matteo paid tribute to his players – and Didier Drogba in particular – after Chelsea’s incredible triumph in Munich.And the Italian refused to discuss his future amid calls for him to be installed as manager after leading the Blues to Champions League glory.Di Matteo told Sky: “We have a group of players that have a big heart, passion and desire and that was the only way to achieve this trophy.“It was an immense effort from everyone and we are very happy. Bayern is a good team and when they scored there wasn’t much time left and in a game like this you need players to rise to the occasion.“He’s [Drogba] been incredible for this club. He scored a fantastic goal to keep us in the game and then the penalty to win it.”More reaction to follow later.Who was your Chelsea man of the match? Click here to voteFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more