Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Nadal beats Chung to guarantee ending the year as No. 1 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Ryan Anderson added 21 points for the Rockets. They won their eighth straight at Madison Square Garden, a streak that lasts so long that Mike D’Antoni was the Knicks’ coach last time they beat Houston at home, back on Jan. 26, 2009.Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 23 points for the Knicks, but Kristaps Porzingis was held to 19 as their three-game winning streak was snapped. Porzingis had scored 30 in five of the first six games, including a career-high 38 in a victory over Denver on Monday night, and came in third in the league with 29.3 per game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Rockets arrived in New York struggling a bit, particularly from long range. Houston had been held below 30 percent from behind the arc already four times, including 28 percent in its loss to Philadelphia on Monday night, and hasn’t had a 40 percent night yet.D’Antoni said the Rockets’ data showed they were getting similar 3-point attempts as last season, when they set an NBA record for makes, but they just hadn’t been nearly as accurate. They finished at 36.5 percent Wednesday — but only after their subs cooled off to a 2-for-12 final quarter. LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “There was no chance to get here and no use being on the bus for two hours for that,” he said.UP NEXTRockets: Visit Atlanta on Friday night.Knicks: Host Phoenix on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ TIP-INSRockets: Houston scored 36 points in the second quarter and 40 in the third. … Clint Capela finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds. … Eric Gordon had 17 points and Trevor Ariza 16.Knicks: The Knicks have three games remaining on a five-game homestand, their longest of the season.ONE-SIDED RIVALRYThe Rockets beat the Knicks for the 23rd time in the last 25 meetings. Houston has swept the series in 10 of the last 12 seasons.CHANGE OF PLANSThe Rockets decided to cancel their morning shootaround at Madison Square Garden because of the difficulty of getting to the arena from their hotel. They are staying in Battery Park, near where eight people were killed Tuesday when a man drove his truck onto a bike path, and the investigation was ongoing Wednesday morning. D’Antoni said they had the bus ready to take them and figured it wasn’t worth it.ADVERTISEMENT Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) celebrates after making a three point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in New York. The Rockets won 119-97. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — James Harden had 31 points and nine assists, and the Houston Rockets had their 3-pointers falling again in a 119-97 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.Harden made six 3-pointers and the Rockets hit 19 to bounce back after two straight losses.ADVERTISEMENT
Despite Liberia being badly hit by Ebola and its citizens placed under international spotlight because of the disease, a citizen of the land is busy flying the flag high on the international stage.Alfred H. Wreh, a Liberian currently pursuing post graduate studies at the University of Queensland, Australia, has been nominated to participate in the global International Society for Industrial Ecology Student Chapter Board Election.The Liberian scholar, according to reports, is the first ever, and only African amongst colleagues from Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, China, USA, Hong Kong, Norway, South Korea, USA, Austria and others to be selected to that portfolio.According to a dispatch from Australia, the Student Chapter Board president, Xiao Li, expressed delight in the nominees and encouraged them to be prepared for the challenges ahead.He disclosed that the Student Chapter nominees will serve a term of two years. Li averred that the society is interested in increasing the representation of students from outside North America and Europe. He said he is well pleased with the current composition.For his part, Wreh said hailing from a natural resource-rich country devastated by 14 years of conflict, and representing the chapter of one of the world’s best universities was a dream come true. He noted that the International Society for Industrial Ecology has always been a radical and powerful force for change; an inspirational source of ideas and an innovation which requires companies to ensure that cleaner production, best practices and standards are upheld.Wreh stated: “Its farsighted founder imbued the Society with a sense of purpose not only to encourage innovativeness, broaden learning, cultivate students’ skills and ensure that industries production and profitability is enhanced; but to ensure our actions globally will improve industries’ overall sustainability, alleviate poverty and provide better services while managing the world’s resources.“I share a common set of values which commits us to rising to the challenges of the social and economic crisis facing Africa and the world at large. These challenges can be met through activities which help to regain and boost our quest for a “sustainable” world by alleviating the plight of the vulnerable sections of our society today. We remain committed to the principles of finding innovative solutions to complicated environmental problems, while facilitating communication among scientists, engineers, policymakers, managers and environmental advocates whose work interest focuses on finding a balance between environmental and economic actions.”The Liberian told over 700 global students that as a candidate, the first African to be nominated since the Society’s founding, he brings the African experience, which fulfils the society’s global commitment. Wreh reminded the world of the great potentials in Liberians across the globe, stressing that the presence of the Ebola virus in his country does not call for neglect or isolating citizens of the continent’s oldest independent nation.Mr. Alfred H. Wreh, a Liberian Pursuing Postgraduate studies specifically in Environmental Management, majoring in Natural Resources at the University of Queensland in Australia, was nominated on September 30, 2014 by his university student chapter for election pending a vetting process by the society board. The vetting process was concluded on October 11, 2014.The candidates elected will immediately begin work and will join the organization of the 4th Symposium on Industrial Ecology for Young Professionals (SIEYP IV) at the Biannual ISIE Conference in Surrey, UK, July 2015.The International Society for Industrial Ecology, with offices at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, promotes industrial ecology as a way of finding innovative solutions to complicated environmental problems. The Society facilitates communication among scientists, engineers, policymakers, managers and advocates who are interested in better integrating environmental concerns with economic activities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
-As Judge Dixon reverses predecessor’s judgmentJudge Blamo Dixon of Criminal Court ‘C’ on August 14, 2019 set aside a US$3.5 million bond secured by the American Underwriter Group, Insurance Company (AUG) for the release of two Lebanese nationals, Salah and his son Tamer Farhat, citing legal insufficiency (not enough).The Farhats were indicted in 2018 of the crimes of money laundering, theft of property, misapplication of entrusted and criminal conspiracy in connection to the alleged disappearance of over US$1.3 million from the coffers of the Tayo Motors where Salah served as managing partner and Tamer as the assistant managing director .The case against the family was filed by Ezzat Eid, another Lebanese national, believed to be majority shareholder in the company.AUG got involved with the case when the defendants paid an unspecified amount of money to have the company serve as their surety. However, in the ruling of Judge Dixon, he decreed that the court will not accept anymore bonds from the AUG in the case.Dixon’s ruling further said that the defendants should use a different company to raise the US$3.5 million bond or they should submit a comprehensive listing of their assets equivalent to the US$3.5 million.He also warned that the defendants should make available that US$3.5 million bond by Wednesday, August 21.“The defendants are hereby given up to Wednesday, August 21 to provide said bond for its approval otherwise, they shall be detained at the common jail until they can file a valid bond or remain in prison throughout the course of the trial,” the criminal court judge said.The judge said that it was Judge Boima Kontoe, who imposed the US$3.5 million bond in 2018.Judge Dixon recently replaced Judge Peter Gbeneweleh, who had accepted the AUG’s bond.Judge Gbeweneleh then said that AUG had never subpoenaed the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) to testify during the justification of the bond.Besides, Gbeneweleh said during the trial that AUG’s business registration certificate had less than 10 days to expire. He signed the bond but advised that the company upgraded it registration process.A legal expert, who spoke with the Daily Observer, said presumption of innocence until proven guilty is a basic principle of the Liberian justice system, noting that defendants should not be unnecessarily punished or detained before being found guilty.In general, the lawyer said that after a person is arrested and charged with a crime, they appear in court and face a judge, who decides whether to release the accused, set bail or hold the person in custody.In many cases, he said, judges sometimes release defendant(s) on a simple promise to appear for their next court date.However, when a judge decides to impose “money” bail conditions, the defendant is likely to spend at least some time in jail – often for the sole reason that they do not have the money needed to post bail immediately and must raise it from friends and family, or must navigate the slow, inefficient commercial bail system.“At a time when the country is focused on reducing the jail population in order to ending a system that results in the unnecessary, unproductive, and expensive detention of people prior to a conviction must be prioritized,” the expert said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
However, Northern Health is not an integral part of the weekly meeting and will be called upon to attend only when deemed necessary.“If it’s something that includes Northern Heath, we will certainly invite them,” Mayor Lori Ackerman said. “If it’s something that’s a little more community based, they don’t need to be at the table.”Ackerman adds, “We’re certainly open to bringing in whoever needs to be brought in.”- Advertisement -While the meetings, being held inside Pimm’s office, are not necessarily a public forum, Mayor Ackerman says residents will not be left in the dark.“I assure you, anything that is a success will be shared.”
Transfer rumours and paper review Sunday, November 2 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, 25, says he has no intention of making a £90m move to Manchester United. (Daily Star Sunday) Manchester City would be keen to move for Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 34, if the midfielder fails to sign a new deal at Anfield. (Mail on Sunday) Liverpool are ready to outbid Arsenal in the race to sign Barcelona winger Pedro, 27, in the January transfer window. (Metro) Arsenal also face competition from Manchester United in their attempts to sign 21-year-old Germany midfielder Julian Draxler from Schalke. (Sunday Express) Newcastle are trying to beat Celtic to the signing of 29-year-old midfielder Lassana Diarra, who is a free agent after leaving Lokomotiv Moscow. (Sunday People) Liverpool are also set to replace Simon Mignolet with Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto, 25, in January. (Daily Star Sunday) Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote, 28, could be in line for a £12m January move to Rafa Benitez’s Napoli. (The Sun on Sunday) And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…La Liga starlet set to reject Premier League switchArsenal target ‘willing to join Roma’Man United transfer news: The free-scoring attacker being ‘tracked’ by the Red Devils, but is he needed?Chelsea and Man United eye Portugal starletExclusive – Walcott reveals Arsenal star Sanchez’s training secretExclusive – ‘Relaxed’ Wenger aiming for consistency with Arsenal, says MuambaExclusive – Parlour: Chelsea emulating Arsenal’s Invincibles would ‘hurt’Exclusive – Pellegrini looks ‘shell-shocked’, claims former Man City starExclusive – Lack of drive at Manchester City concerns Blues legendExclusive – There is something seriously wrong if Liverpool let Gerrard leave, says Reds hero 1
A week later, Chavez ordered Bejarano to get down on her stomach and “fired shot after shot after shot after shot” at her as she pleaded for her life, Sherwood told the jury. Bejarano had taken Chavez to the warehouse the night before the shooting, and Chavez told two people that he believed the woman was a “snitch,” the prosecutor said. Chavez’s attorney suggested that the prosecutor showed jurors a photo of Bejarano’s bloody face to “enrage” them, and urged jurors not to be biased. “Basically these kids were at a meth party when all this went down,” John Hud said of the Montebello warehouse killings, noting that drugs and alcohol can affect witnesses’ ability to recall what happened.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Chavez. Chavez also faces two counts of attempted murder involving two people wounded at the Montebello warehouse. A second man, Gerardo Cabrera, 26, will be tried separately in connection with the Montebello shootings. Cabrera is not charged in Bejarano’s killing, and is not facing a death sentence if convicted. Deputy District Attorney Robert Sherwood told the six-man, six-woman jury that Chavez and Cabrera went to the warehouse to try to find a rival gang member who had yelled out his gang name as he left their Paramount neighborhood. Chavez asked where the rival gang member was once he got inside the warehouse, but didn’t wait for a response before opening fire, according to the prosecutor. LOS ANGELES – An aspiring gang member shot and killed two people in a Montebello warehouse and murdered a prospective witness in a South Gate alley a week later as she begged for her life, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday. But in his opening statement, a defense attorney told the Los Angeles Superior Court jury hearing the case against Juan Jose Chavez that there were reasons for key prosecution witnesses to lie to authorities about what they had seen and heard. Chavez, now 22, is charged with the May 31, 2004, slayings of Lynda McGeisey and Abdon Sandoval, and the June 6, 2004, shooting death of Risa Bejarano. The murder charges include special circumstance allegations of multiple murders, murder to further the activities of a criminal street gang and murder of a witness to a crime.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“I can confirm that the DNA test result” confirmed that Guede had sex with the victim on the night of the slaying, said an investigator on the case, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to media about the investigation. The investigator declined to give other details. Authorities began tracking Guede after a bloody fingerprint indicated there was another suspect in the killing of the 21-year-old Kercher, whose body was found in a rented flat in Perugia on Nov. 2. He was arrested in Germany when riding a train without a ticket. Jailed in Perugia are two other suspects: Amanda Marie Knox, 20, a University of Washington student from Seattle, who shared the flat with Kercher, and Knox’s Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 23. Knox and Sollecito have denied wrongdoing. A third suspect, Diya “Patrick” Lumumba, a 38-year-old Congolese, was released earlier this week for lack of evidence. Knox wrote in a jailhouse statement that police hit her on the head during questioning and that her sometimes-conflicting statements were prompted by stress and exhaustion, Italian media reported Thursday. Police in the central Italian city of Perugia declined to comment on the allegations. Italian newspapers quoted Knox as writing in a three-page handwritten statement on Nov. 6, the day of her arrest: “I was told that I would be arrested and put in jail for 30 years. When I didn’t remember things I was hit in the head, but I understand the stress of the police.” The statement was obtained by the Italian dailies Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica and La Stampa, which carried excerpts translated from English. Knox’s lawyer did not answer telephone calls seeking confirmation and the newspapers did not say how they obtained the statement. Knox said she had “serious doubts” about statements made to investigators before her arrest because she spoke “under the pressure of stress, shock and because I was exhausted.” She did not elaborate. Among the confusing statements that have emerged are Knox’s whereabouts at the time of the killing. A judge’s order upholding Knox’s detention noted that she was confused about the events because she had smoked hashish that night. Four days before she was arrested, Knox said she had spent the night with Sollecito at his flat and only returned to the place she shared with Kercher the following morning, Nov. 2. But she later told investigators that another man killed Kercher while Knox was in another room, and that she covered her ears so she wouldn’t hear the victim’s screams. She had identified the man as Lumumba, who was arrested largely based on Knox’s recollections but released Tuesday. “I know I didn’t kill Meredith. I see Patrick in flashes as the murderer, but I can’t verify the truth the way it appears in my mind, because I don’t remember with certainty if I was there,” Knox wrote in the Nov. 6 statement. The autopsy found that Kercher was stabbed in the neck, and prosecutors said she was killed resisting a sexual assault. Her body was found on the floor of her blood-splattered bedroom. Authorities have said they found Knox’s DNA on the handle of a knife believed to have been the murder weapon and Kercher’s on the blade. The knife came from the kitchen of Sollecito’s Perugia apartment. Guede’s father defended his son. “My son is innocent,” Pacome Roger Guede told reporters in Perugia. He said his son had left Italy “because maybe he was afraid, very afraid for what he saw” at the house. “He has to come (back) to tell the truth, his version of it,” said the father, wiping away tears. He described his son as a “good boy.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ROME – An investigator said Thursday that DNA tests show that the latest suspect in the slaying of a British university student in Perugia had sex with the victim the night she was stabbed to death. The suspect, Ivory Coast national Rudy Hermann Guede, was arrested in Germany on Tuesday. He has denied involvement in the slaying. His attorney, Valter Biscotti, said he has not yet spoken with his client and could not comment on the DNA development. Genetic samples taken from Guede’s possessions matched fluids taken from the body of Meredith Kercher during an autopsy, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventUnderlying both reform initiatives is a degree of self-criticism and outreach that’s striking for an organization long viewed as resistant to change and outside advice. The Red Cross itself said last month that its representatives “need to be aware of their reputation for arrogance, bureaucracy and insensitivity.” The 125-year-old charity, chartered by Congress, was far the biggest player in responding to Katrina, raising $2 billion, mobilizing 235,000 volunteers and helping hundreds of thousands of displaced people. Yet it was sharply criticized for responding too slowly in some low-income minority areas, for overreliance on inexperienced staff, and for reluctance to work closely with other nonprofits. Critics included experts from overseas Red Cross groups, members of Congress and nonprofit executives. McElveen-Hunter and interim Red Cross president Jack McGuire, in a lengthy joint telephone interview, stressed that the criticism was being taken to heart and would fuel substantive changes. Some will be outlined at the annual National Hurricane Conference this week in Orlando, Fla. One of the major reform proposals is to strengthen cooperation with other charities and with grass-roots church and community groups, particularly in minority neighborhoods. The Salvation Army and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People are among the groups that have been asked for advice. NEW YORK – Assailed for its many missteps in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the American Red Cross is plunging into a daunting, two-track effort to overhaul its disaster response system and the often cumbersome way it governs itself. There is pressure to move quickly and convincingly. The new hurricane season starts June 1, and the Red Cross is hurrying to get its new response plans in place before any big storms arrive. It also hopes to complete an independent audit this summer and offer governance reform proposals to Congress before skeptical politicians start pushing their own reform plans. “Is the process painful? Absolutely,” Red Cross board of governors chairwoman Bonnie McElveen-Hunter said. “These are defining moments, defining hours for us. … But ultimately we will have a greater American Red Cross.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The referee raises the hand of Brad Botham as a disgusted Shaun Mc Shane looks on.Donegal boxer Shaun Mc Shane was left bitterly disappointed on Saturday night after losing his bout with Brad Botham.However, Mc Shane was left incensed by the decision in a fight in which many in the crowd felt he controlled throughout.He was left questioning the politics involved in professional boxing, but vowed he would not be sickened out of the sport he loves. Mc Shane was supposed to face Bulgarian fighter Radoslav Mitev, but he had to withdraw late-on due to an injury.Brad Botham stepped in to replace Mitev and looked in trouble early-on as Mc Shane stamped his class all over the fight.Botham did work his way into the fight and turned the latter stages of the fight into a scrappy affair.However, there was late drama and anger among Mc Shane’s travelling support when the judges awarded a narrow one-point win to Botham. Prospect Boxing owner Paul Graham reiterated the view that Mc Shane had been robbed, and even alluded to the fact that boxing politics was at play.Graham said, “I was disappointed with Shaun’s fight as I thought he deserved – at the very least – a draw.“I don’t know if it could be that the with other two guys from Cumbria [Keleher and Warren] the scores went against them so maybe they were trying to even the balance.“Victor scores it as he sees it, I didn’t see it the same way as him, so I’ll just need to bow to his experience. I thought that was a winnable fight for him there. I don’t know what happened but we’ll bounce back.Mc Shane had earned a tough draw in his last outing against the Cumbrian fighter John Greene, and the same judges that night awarded a draw in that particular fight. Graham and Mc Shane feel that with the fight so close again, rather than award a draw, they opted to side with Botham.A disappointed Mc Shane took to his Facebook timeline to express his anger and frustration with the decision, but vowed he’d be back.Mc Shane said, “If they think I’ll be sickened out of it they have another thing coming, long road without a turn.Mc Shane is hoping to get back into the ring in the New Year. BOXING: MC SHANE LEFT FURIOUS AFTER CONTROVERSIAL DEFEAT TO BRAD BOTHAM was last modified: November 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:boxingControversialDefeatnewsShaun Mc ShaneSport
LATEST TRANSFER NEWS LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND RANKED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star And now, according to Mundo Deportivo, the midfielder is looking to engineer a move to Spurs.The north Londoners were interested in signing Gomes last season and the Portugal international is reportedly fond of Mauricio Pochettino’s style of play.It is understood that the Premier League is his preferred destination and the midfielder has also been linked to Chelsea.Gomes has recently switched agents and no longer works with Jorge Mendes.His new representative and brother, Paul Martin, works regularly with clubs in England and is very well connected.Gomes has started pre-season with Barca but it is clear his future does not lie with the Catalans. LATEST Gomes has struggled at Barca Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer REVEALED 1 targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Barcelona misfit Andre Gomes has set his sights on Tottenham in a bid to revive his career.The 24-year-old was voted the worst signing of the season by Marca readers in 2017 after failing to emulate his Valencia form at the Nou Camp. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland