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Diamon Simpson returns to Alaska, Teng reactivated

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Wozniacki crashes out, tells opponent: ‘You won’t go far’ View comments Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The Aces tapped former import Diamon Simpson in place of Antonio Campbell with one more game remaining in its PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Thursday.Simpson first played for Alaska in 2010 and instantly became a hero for the Aces leading the team to the 2010 Fiesta Cup over San Miguel, which at that time had Gabe Freeman, Dondon Hontiveros, and Arwind Santos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Simpson is rejoining an Aces team that holds a 7-3 record and could enter the quarterfinals with a twice-to-beat advantage courtesy of the no.2 seed.Apart from the reacquisition of Simpson, Alaska also reactivated Jeron Teng in place of Davon Potts. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Teng seems to have recovered from the injuries he suffered in a stabbing incident in Bonifacio Global City in May.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Alaska has brought back a familiar face that has brought the franchise to the top of the league in 2010.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more


January 18, 2020 0

Durant’s double-double lifts Warriors past Nets

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Durant had 28 points and 11 assists, Cook scored a season-high 27 and the Warriors used another big run in the third quarter to pull away and beat the Brooklyn Nets 116-100 on Saturday.“I just feel like Quinn thinks that he’s always supposed to be ready no matter what,” Durant said. “When his number is called he’s able to go out there and produce, and that’s just because of the work he puts in every day. It’s no surprise to me that he can do this.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTwo days after losing Curry to a groin injury in a 23-point home loss to Milwaukee, Golden State bounced back behind Cook with little problem while their leading scorer sat at home watching.Signed on a two-way contract a year ago when he made 18 starts with Curry out, Cook looked just as comfortable this time around. He made his first seven shots and matched Durant with 19 points in the first half, then made a shot-clock beating 19-footer in the third to push the Warriors lead to 103-81. 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college FILE – Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant reacts after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, Calif. — Quinn Cook did an admirable job late last season for Golden State when Stephen Curry was hobbled by knee and ankle injuries. With the two-time NBA MVP sidelined again, Cook is ready to do it again.Kevin Durant showed with his passing that he can do a pretty good imitation of Curry, too.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jimmy Butler going to 76ers from Minnesota Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Warriors: At the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday. MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “That’s the mark of a pro,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He’s a great fit for us. Always prepared and always ready. His role is going to swing wildly based on our health and what’s happening out on the floor but he’s always ready.”Cook hasn’t played much this season but said the experience he got last year was a big factor in keeping him ready when his turn came up.“Our guys do a great job of always making you feel important, making you feel a part of the team, even when you aren’t playing,” Cook said. “I felt comfortable out there and we got it done.”Draymond Green was also missing from Kerr’s lineup but Durant – with a lift from Cook – made both absences a moot point while ending Brooklyn’s three-game winning streak.The nine-time All-Star had 13 points in the first quarter, scored the final six of the second then came up big again in the third when the Warriors led by as many as 20.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Golden State needed it on a night when their other Splash Brother, Thompson, had an off night shooting. Thompson made four of his first five shots but finished 11 of 20.Joe Harris scored 24 points for the Nets. Spencer Dinwiddie added 14 points and six assists and DeAngelo Russell had 12 points.“You had Durant and Thompson, and (Cook) did a Curry imitation tonight,” Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said. “You could argue he made the difference tonight. He really scored the ball well.”GOTTA BE THE SHOESDinwiddie has taken full advantage of the NBA’s relaxed policy on shoe colors and has worn a different pair each night. Earlier this season Dinwiddie wore a pair of white shoes with a picture of 11-time All-Star Allen Iverson. With the Nets in the Bay Area, Dinwiddie switched things up again and had shoes that were inscribed with the word WITH across the top of one and KAP on the other, along with a picture of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the side.TIP-INSNets: Russell left the game late in the fourth quarter as a precaution after appearing to injure his hand while reaching for the ball. … Brooklyn has lost eight straight to Golden State. … The Nets haven’t won our consecutive games since a six-game streak in 2014-15.Warriors: Golden State is 51-12 following losses since 2014-15. … Curry did not play as expected but was feeling better after getting some work in with team trainer Rick Celebrini at the team’s downtown facility. “I saw him this morning,” Kerr said. “He had better mobility, less pain so it’s a good sign.” The two-time NBA MVP is nursing a mild to moderate left groin strain suffered Thursday in the loss against Milwaukee. … Green missed his second straight game because of a sprained right toe. … Shaun Livingston (right foot soreness) was also held out.UP NEXTNets: At Minnesota on Monday.last_img read more


January 18, 2020 0

Large quantity ammunition unearthed on Essequibo Coast

first_imgThe illegal ammunition that were foundRanks of G Division of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Tuesday evening discovered a quantity of live ammunition and cartridges at Onderneeming on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) during a search.Based on information received, ranks acting on information received went to the location and conducted a search. During the search, 44 live cartridges were discovered along with 38 live rounds and a spent shell, all concealed in a plastic container. No arrests were made but an investigation is continuing.Last week, a truck owner of Onderneeming was robbed and shot just outside his house by a lone bandit who managed to escape.According to reports, Omadatt Singh had returned home at approximately 07:45h after transporting coconuts and was standing outside his house when he heard a loud explosion but later realised that it was a gunshot which injured his leg.Shortly after, several gunshots were fired and the suspect then approached Singh at gunpoint, demanding a 120-pennyweight gold chain that he was wearing.last_img read more


January 12, 2020 0

KUSC awards ceremony on tonight

first_imgKendall’s Union Sports Club (KUSC) will be holding its second annual awards ceremony today, August 11, at the club’s pavilion for the year 2017-2018 period.Among the awards to be given out is the Player of the Year, which holds distinction in the Under-15, Under-17, Under-19, Under-21, B Team (Second Division) and A Team (Second Division).Batsman of the Year and Bowler of the Year are also up for grabs along with Most Disciplined Player, Most Improved and Most Committed Member.The KUSC will have the Volleyball Player of the Year and Female Player of the Year awards adjudged.According to a release from the Sports Club, awards will also be given to two former players of the club and two persons who have contributed to the development of the community.last_img read more


January 11, 2020 0

‘Cars’ flattens ‘Feet’ for Annie

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – A cocky race car that learns the wisdom of slowing down won the race for best animated feature Sunday at the 34th annual Annie Awards, honoring achievements in feature film and television animation. “Cars,” from The Walt Disney Co. and Pixar Animation Studios, defeated a crowd of contenders that included “Happy Feet” from Warner Bros., “Over the Hedge” from DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., “Monster House” from Sony Corp.’s Sony Pictures division and “Open Season,” also from Sony Pictures. The International Animated Film Society presents the Annie Awards. The winner has gone on to claim the Oscar for animated feature every year since the Academy Award for animation was created. Three films are contending for the animated feature Oscar to be presented Feb. 25: “Cars,” “Happy Feet” and “Monster House.” “Cars” takes place in a world populated by talking autos and tells the story of Lightning McQueen, an overconfident contender on the NASCAR circuit. McQueen, voiced by Owen Wilson, gets sidetracked in Radiator Springs, an aging town on old Route 66 that was bypassed by an interstate highway. While there, McQueen encounters a ragtag bunch including Mater, voiced by Larry the Cable Guy, and Doc, voiced by Paul Newman. The film was inspired by a personal journey director John Lasseter made with his family after completing the filming of 1999’s “Toy Story 2.” last_img read more


January 11, 2020 0

UNBC professor to lead human rights museum

first_imgA professor from the University of Northern British Columbia has been tapped to run Canada’s newest federal museum.John Young, a political science professor at UNBC, was appointed the new executive director of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, according to a report in the Winnipeg Free Press today.Young has been involved with the museum’s board since 2012, and had most recently been serving as its vice-chair.- Advertisement -Young will begin his new post Aug. 17.The $350-million museum opened in Winnipeg in the fall of 2014.The decade-long slog to build the museum saw no shortage of controversies, from massive cost overruns, funding shortfalls, and debate over the museum’s content, particularly of its portrayal of Canada’s treatment of aboriginals, and of the Holodomor, “man-made” famine led by Joseph Stalin on Ukraine in 1932.Advertisement According to the report, Young has been part of the UNBC faculty member for more than two decades, holding numerous positions including acting provost and Dean of the College of Arts, Social, and Health Sciences. He currently teaches comparative politics.He has also spent time working and living in both Germany and Russia, along with stints in the United States and Japan.Read the full Winnipeg Free Press report here.last_img read more


January 11, 2020 0

Klopp wary of Benteke threat as Liverpool head to Palace

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told his players to shut out Christian Benteke © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 19 – Jurgen Klopp has warned Liverpool to beware of the threat posed by Christian Benteke when the title challengers face their former striker at Crystal Palace on Monday.Klopp’s side underlined their credentials as serious contenders for the Premier League crown with an eye-catching 4-0 demolition of West Ham last weekend. It was the perfect way for Liverpool to kick off their bid to dethrone champions Manchester City following Klopp’s £160 million close-season spending spree.But Liverpool, who last won the English title in 1990, will have to surmount a wide variety of obstacles before they can finally get their hands on the trophy.And Reds boss Klopp believes an unheralded but potentially dangerous opponent lies in wait at Selhurst Park.Palace have a habit of unsettling supposed superior teams who visit south London and the muscular presence of Belgian striker Benteke is part of that threat.Klopp inherited Benteke when he arrived at Anfield in 2015 but struggled to find a place for the big striker and allowed him to join Palace after just a year on Merseyside.The 27-year-old led the Palace attack in their 2-0 win at Fulham on the opening day of the season, sparking memories for Klopp of the day his brace beat Liverpool at Anfield in April 2017.“Everybody who thinks about writing Benteke off makes a big mistake, because his obvious skills are always there,” Klopp said.“Even if he didn’t score too often last season, he always has opportunities.“It’s a big challenge to defend set-pieces when Christian is around. He will score goals this season, there’s no doubt about that.”— ‘Talismanic quality’ —Benteke isn’t the only danger in the Palace forward line and Eagles manager Roy Hodgson believes he can build the team’s future around the “talismanic” Wilfried Zaha.Ivory Coast international Zaha signed a new five-year contract with Palace this week after speculation he might join Chelsea or Tottenham.Zaha scored as Palace beat Fulham at Craven Cottage and Hodgson has challenged his 25-year-old star to become of the best in world.“We think very highly of him both as a person and a player, and he’s got even a talismanic quality, being from this part of the world and starting his career at Crystal Palace,” Hodgson said.Admitting his coaching team had fretted around Zaha signing new terms in the off-season, Hodgson said he has challenged the former Manchester United flop to step up another level this year.Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke has “obvious skills” said his former manager Jurgen Klopp. © AFP / Glyn KIRK“He’s very, very good; all players have got qualities of course, and there aren’t many players who can literally do every single thing,” Hodgson said.“But he scores top marks in so many aspects of the game, and when it comes to dribbling and manipulating the ball and going past opponents, I put him up there with the very best.“He did a lot for us last season with his goals and his assists and the way he played and we’ve tried to make it clear to him we need a lot more of that going forward.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


January 10, 2020 0

‘He deserves it!’ – Pochettino tips Spurs wonderkid for PFA Young Player award

first_img1 Dele Alli playing for Tottenham Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes Dele Alli more than deserves the PFA Young Player of the Year award, having seen the young midfielder excel in the Premier League this season.The 19-year-old has played 43 games for Spurs this term, scoring seven goals and registering 11 assists.He has been a key figure in the North London club’s rise to Premier League challengers, and his form on the domestic stage has been rewarded with international recognition.Alli won his first cap for the senior England side in October – coming on for three minutes against Estonia – and he has since featured five times in all, scoring one goal, and becoming a guaranteed starter for the Three Lions at the European Championship this summer.Alongisde teammates Eric Dier and Harry Kane, Alli is considered one of the favourites for the PFA Young Player of the Year award, and Pochettino believes the former MK Dons star would deserve the title if he receives it at the end of this season.When asked about Alli winning the award, Pochettino said: “It would be fantastic. I think Dele Alli deserves it.“A lot of things have happened during the season. It would be a big achievement for him and the club.”Dier has been performing well alongside Alli in the Tottenham midfield, but he is risking a suspension – being just one yellow card away from his 10th of the season.Losing the young holding midfielder would be a real blow to Pochettino, but the Argentine boss insists he will not be holding back when the Lilywhites take on Manchester United this weekend.“He’s a very clever player but in football you can get a yellow card,” the head coach explained about Dier.“It’s a big risk for him but we have a strong squad. In football you always need to play 100 per cent and give your best without thinking too much.”last_img read more


December 29, 2019 0

Hasidic reggae artist performs free show

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTHRIDGE – His lyrics and his appearance are clearly Hasidic, but fans of Matisyahu’s reggae rhymes are Jews and gentiles alike. In a black suit and hat and boasting a long beard, Matisyahu entertained a packed crowd Thursday evening in the parking lot of Tower Records with bumping rhythms and punchy rhymes as he promoted the release of his new album, “Youth.” “He’s a great inspiration to our people,” said Dora Arzhevskiy, a 23-year-old Liberal Jew from West Hills. “He shows us you can keep your faith and still rock on,” volleyed her 20-year-old brother, Eli. Rock station KROQ-FM (106.7) passed out kosher candy to a diverse crowd not often drawn to a single concert: Hasidic Jews, Rastafarians, clean-cut parents and metal maniacs. “I like how a Jewish guy can come out and bust into (expletive) reggae and not care what anyone has to (expletive) say. I love that,” said P.J. Morrison, a 22-year-old metalhead from Tujunga. Amazed by Matisyahu’s performance on a late-night TV program, Rosemary Wilkins and her husband dragged their 15-year-old daughter, Kathryn, to the reggae artist’s free show. “She’s not a huge fan yet. But we go to all her concerts,” said Wilkins, a Chatsworth resident, giving Kathryn a nudge. Matisyahu fed the 2,500 crowd with a five-song set that closed with his hit single, “King Without a Crown,” which has been shown on MTV and has saturated radio airwaves. “Sing to my God all these songs of love and healing/Want Mashiach now so it’s time we start revealing,” Matisyahu rapped, asking for God to send the Messiah (Mashiach). His music has been written up in Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Critics wonder whether he is a pioneer or a fluke. Despite a gaggle of journalists begging his publicists for a sound bite Thursday, Matisyahu declined any interviews. And some critics wonder how seriously they should take the message of his music. Despite Matisyahu’s reggae sound, Rastafarians did not dominate the crowd – and neither did the smell of marijuana. “Do you think he’d be bummed that he has a fan who’s a stoner?” quipped one 21-year-old Calabasas fan who openly puffed on a joint. Born Matthew Miller, Matisyahu grew up in White Plains, N.Y. He didn’t embrace his parents’ Judaism, and by age 14 he was wearing dreadlocks and Birkenstock sandals. He spent class time perfecting the art of beat-boxing – making percussion sounds from the mouth – and as a junior he almost burned down his chemistry lab. That led Matisyahu on a spiritual journey to the Rocky Mountains, where he discovered God and the inspiration to make his first trip to Israel. But when he returned to New York, Matisyahu felt empty, according to his Web site. He didn’t know how to prolong the religious experiences he had had in Colorado and Israel. So he dropped out of high school and followed the jam band Phish around the country. That ended when the money, and his energy, ran out. After two years at a wilderness school in Oregon, Matisyahu enrolled at The New School, a liberal arts university in New York, and began writing plays and working on his music. He also discovered Hasidism and committed his life to the Jewish lifestyle. His music is infused with religious themes, mixing reggae rhythms with Jewish beliefs. “I doubt that everybody gets the references. But what they definitely get is the passion that is directly connected to religiosity,” said Rabbi Tsafreer Lev, who teaches Jewish philosophy to seniors at New Community Jewish High School in West Hills. Lev’s class is studying Hasidism and an upcoming assignment is to write an essay about all the Hasidic references in “King Without a Crown.” “I had him on my iPod before he was the number one requested song on KROQ,” said Lev, who was tutoring at the University of Judaism on Thursday night. “I tried to spread the word, but nobody really listens to rabbis.” Brad A. Greenberg, (818) 713-3634 brad.greenberg@dailynews.comlast_img read more


December 28, 2019 0

DONEGAL U21 LADIES CROWNED ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS

first_imgWelcome homeTHIS is the victorious Donegal U21 Ladies footballers returning home to the county – with an All-Ireland title.The girls lifted the Aisling Mc Ging Cup after a thrilling win over Longford in Sligo on Sunday afternoon.Milford’s Amber Barrett was one of the stars of the show in the 4-12 to 2-07 victory in a title carved out of hard work and dedication. DONEGAL U21 LADIES CROWNED ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS was last modified: June 22nd, 2015 by John2Share 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:All Ireland blitzDonegal U21’sLadiesLGFAwinlast_img read more


December 27, 2019 0