Rain or Shine guard Rey Nambatac wears a customized pair of Adidas Harden Vol. 2 against GlobalPort in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn a heated game between Rain or Shine and GlobalPort that saw three ejections, Elasto Painters guard Rey Nambatac brought his own fire when he rocked a customized pair of Adidas Harden Vol. 2.The former Letran star had his kicks customized with an image of Son Goku shooting a Kamehameha wave and Nambatac said it was to show love for his favorite anime.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m a big fan of Dragon Ball and when I was a kid I never missed an episode,” said Nambatac in Filipino Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I will go home immediately after school just to watch Dragon Ball.”Nambatac, who is under contract with adidas, said his college friend Brian Yabut did the illustration on his sneakers.FEATURED 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“I really planned on when I will wear this pair. I plan on wearing another customized pair next time,” said Nambatac, who finished with one rebound, one assist, and three steals in close to nine minutes of action.Nambatac said he’s looking at wearing a red version with a Supreme look against Magnolia. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Tiu says ‘intentional’ elbow by White like ‘getting punched by Pacquiao’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding
Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Milwaukee, the team with the NBA’s best road record coming in, couldn’t put away Phoenix in the final quarter.Booker swished a 3-pointer with 2:37 to go for a 100-98 Suns lead, and Oubre’s corner 3 made it 103-100. Brogdon got a favorable high bounce on a 3 to tie it, but Tyler Johnson and Ayton scored the next two baskets unanswered for the Suns.The Suns finished by making seven of eight free throws in the final 24.1 seconds.“We’re finding our rhythm. We’re finding ways to pull out games,” Oubre said.The Bucks took a 31-20 lead into the second quarter. They were up 40-24 after Lopez made a 3 with 8:32 to play in the first half.The Suns cut the lead to 54-52 at halftime. Johnson and Josh Jackson knocked down back-to-back 3s to cap off a 10-0 run over the last 90 seconds of the first half.Booker’s 3 with 10:02 left in the third tied the score at 55, and the Suns took their first lead of the game, 64-63, on Ayton’s 12-footer with 5:35 to go in the quarter. Then Johnson’s steal and layup had the Suns up 70-67.TIP-INSBUCKS: F Pau Gasol made his Bucks debut after signing on Sunday, and played five minutes. His contract was bought out by the San Antonio Spurs last week, making him playoff eligible. … Ersan Ilyasova played despite some left hamstring irritation and scored 11 points with 10 boards. … Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich, the 2018 National League MVP, sat courtside for the game.SUNS: F T.J. Warren missed his 16th straight game with ankle soreness. … Oubre blocked a career high-tying three shots, two in the third quarter. … Ayton was assessed a technical foul for expressing his displeasure at a call in the third quarter. … The Suns blocked a season high 10 shots, and tied a season high with 56 rebounds. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra AN EXTENSION FOR BLEDSOEThe Milwaukee Bucks announced the signing of Bledsoe to a contract extension before he took the court against his former team, which traded him to Milwaukee in November 2017. Bledsoe heard boos from Suns fans during the game, likely because of how he expressed his desire to be dealt via social media.“Just very excited for Eric and for our organization. He’s certainly earned an extension, and he’s been a huge part of what we’ve done to date,” Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer said. “Certainly we think he’s a huge part of what we’re doing going forward, obviously not this year but for the next three or four years.”Bledsoe, who woofed at the Suns bench after shots he made on that end of the court in the first half, missed the Bucks’ last game, Saturday at Utah, with back soreness. He scored 15 points and has started all 62 games he has played this season.UP NEXTBucks: Return home to host Indiana on Thursday night.Suns: Host New York on Wednesday night. 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 Dwyane Wade scores 14 in 4th to help Heat stave off Hawks Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “We can’t back down when a team goes on a run,” Oubre said. “We’ve got to make our own, too, coming back at them.”Devin Booker added 22 points and Deandre Ayton had 19 points and 12 rebounds, including a key layup with 35.8 seconds to play that gave the Suns a four-point lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBooker and Ayton teamed up on the play when Ayton rolled to the basket.“He preached to me all the time about that move, about how guys overplay him sometimes and how the lane is right there for me,” Ayton said. The Suns outscored the Bucks 38-23 in the final quarter and swept the two-game season series with Milwaukee.All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 points for the Bucks, who have lost two straight games for the first time this season. Milwaukee shot 36.8 percent as a team.“It’s kind of hard to think we lost to Phoenix twice,” Antetokounmpo said. “But they played better than us. They came out there and set the tone.”“I don’t think we take them as seriously as we should,” Brogdon said. “It’s just a lack of focus.”The Bucks led by 16 points in the first half, only to trail by three in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (3) is fouled by Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have had a dreadful season, one of growing pains, long losing streaks and blowout losses. However, on Monday night they put together a performance that was far from that of the team that came in with the NBA’s worst record.Kelly Oubre Jr. had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and the Suns rallied from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to beat the NBA-best Milwaukee Bucks 114-105 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ View comments
The trial of Jose Barker, the man accused of robbing former British Soldier Edward John Constant will commence on June 29, in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Attorney Paul Fung-a-Fat, who is representing Barker, requested that Chief Magistrate McLennan give his client “the benefit of the doubt”, contending that the case is what he described as a case of “mistaken identity.”Fung-a-Fat told the court that his client has been incarcerated for the past three weeks, for a crime he did not commit.The Attorney further added that it was indeed very unfortunate that the tourist was robbed while on vacation in Guyana; however, the law should seek to apprehend the true perpetrator and free his client, whom he stated has no prior brushes with the law.Five eyewitnesses are expected to testify at the trial, Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers told the court.The case against Barker alleges that on May 30, at Croal Street, Barker robbed the British national of his gold chain valued 0,000. It is also alleged that the Charlestown man used personal violence before, during and after the offence was committed.Barker will remain on remand until the commencement of his trial next week.The 70-year-old former British soldier was in Guyana at the time the nation’s independence in May 1966, and had vowed to return for the 50th anniversary celebrations.Constant was robbed of his cherished gold chain while sightseeing around Stabroek Market. The thief carted off Constant’s chain, to which was attached a diamond-crested ring belonging to his late wife.
Amaila Falls hydro projectFormer Government Minister and current Opposition Member of Parliament (MP), Irfaan Ali, has lashed out at Government for its inconsistent policies, and has highlighted recent comments made by one senior Government Minister in relation to the Amaila Falls Hydro Power (AFHP) project.He said Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman’s recent affirmation that the project is actually a renewable energy option for Government is one prime example. Trotman’s statement is contrary to that made by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, who had said Government has shelved the idea.“This Government has demonstrated that it has no clear vision, understanding, or clarity on where it is going, and its developmental priorities for Guyana… I think pride and arrogance (have) cost the Guyanese people tremendously, as a result of the actions of this Government,” he stated.Ali told Guyana Times on Sunday it is also clear that the only accomplishments that Government could point to are initiatives or undertakings that commenced under the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) Government; another case in point being the Specialty Hospital which was also shot down by the coalition.According to him, had the Government, while in Opposition, supported the AFHP project, it would have already been on stream, and Guyanese from all walks of life would have been direct beneficiaries today.“By today, the people in this country, our brothers and sisters, would have been benefiting from the most improved and cheaper energy costs. As a result of pride and the heavy-handedness of this Government, when they were in Opposition, the people were denied this opportunity,” he asserted.The Opposition MP said also that the Government was given the opportunity, while in Opposition, to support the independent stakeholders who had come to assess the feasibility of the project. However, it did not seize those opportunities, but is now claiming that monies will have to be expended on carrying out another assessment.“Why is it (that) we have to expend more resources and more study on a project that is already deemed good and supported by every single independent group that came to assess the feasibility and viability of this project? By today, we should not be worrying about whether we should continue with the hydro,” he said.Ali said Government should have moved ahead with the idea, but again reminded that Government was reluctant to do so because of pride, mainly because it was a brainchild of former President Bharrat Jagdeo.He maintained that the AFHP project is the most important aspect of Guyana’s transformational development goal, mainly because the greatest hindrance for all Guyanese is the cost of energy.“Even the Inter-American Development Bank spoke about the inhibiting factor for Guyanese development is the cost of energy. Today, not only would we have had 100 percent renewable energy, but we would have had an electricity rate that would have come down by almost 50 percent,” he noted.In addition to that, local rates would have been far more competitive, so much so that it would have created expansion in the manufacturing sector, which would have ultimately lent to new opportunities for growth and development, and job creation throughout the country.The MP said the same could be said for many other projects. These include the Marriott Hotel, the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Expansion, and the Specialty Hospital.“Skepticism and a lot of mischief was created around these transformational projects that were critical in recreating a new developmental and economic growth landscape for our country,” he opined.Reference was also made to the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Inc seeking US$110 million to assist with an overhaul of its system. Ali reminded that this sum is not catering for any expansion, but just to maintain the current supply network or bring some improvements to it. His contention is that that investment could have been put towards the AFHP project instead.The Opposition PPPC has long called for reintroduction of the Amaila Falls Hydro Project for a number of important reasons. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said not only does the scrapping of the project threaten the forest pact agreement with the Kingdom of Norway, which could cause the country to lose out on another US$3 billion in savings, but it could assist Guyana to combat climate change.The project, which formed part of Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), was the brainchild of Jagdeo, and was commissioned in 2009. And having taken up office in 2015, the current Government has repeatedly stated its disapproval of resurrecting the project. (Samuel Sukhnandan)
Each of the bills passed with large majorities in the Assembly and the Senate. Lieu had worked on the payday loan issue last year, after a report showed the highest concentration of payday lenders in the state was in the ZIP code for Camp Pendleton. Under California law, payday lenders can charge up to 451 percent in annual interest. Customers write postdated checks to the lenders – which can be deposited up to a month later – in exchange for a lesser amount in up-front cash. Service members are susceptible because of low pay, especially for younger enlistees. Lieu said they deserve lower rates than the general public because they represent good risks for lenders. Unlike ordinary civilians, they cannot leave their bases and can be court-martialed for not paying their debts. “They’re basically the perfect targets for these lenders,” Lieu said. Lieu’s bill to cut the interest rate for service members to 36percent failed to get out of the state Senate last year. But last fall, Congress passed a law capping the rate at 36 percent nationwide, and President Bush signed it. This year, Lieu’s bill codifies that cap in state law and allows the state Department of Corporations to investigate potential violations. Lieu said the federal law left enforcement to the Department of Defense and the FBI, which are already overburdened with other responsibilities. The other bill affecting payday lenders cracks down on brochures offering “Navy loans” or “military loans,” even though the lenders are private companies with no military affiliation. The bill also affects insurance policies and other financial products. email@example.com 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 MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityOne caps interest rates for loans to service members at 36 percent – matching a federal limit – and empowers a state agency to enforce the law. Another bars companies, including payday lenders, from claiming to be affiliated with the armed services in marketing to service members. The third bill grants up to 10 days of paid leave to military spouses when their husband or wife returns from duty. “You need decompression time,” the South Bay Democrat said. “A lot of times when a member comes back, there are all sorts of things that change. There are very basic errands you have to run to put your life back together.” New York has a similar bill, and Lieu said he hoped other states with large military populations would follow suit. By Gene Maddaus STAFF WRITER Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed three bills by Torrance-area Assemblyman Ted Lieu on Tuesday, extending paid leave and consumer protections for military families. Two of the bills address payday lenders, which proliferate around military bases such as Camp Pendleton near Oceanside.
One of Douglas La Bouff’s neighbors remembers him as a man who had the military in his blood at a young age. “When he was around 8 years old, he would always be running around the street with military battle fatigues on,” said Louis Perez, mayor pro tem of La Puente. On Saturday, La Bouff, 36, a major in the Army, was killed in a helicopter crash in northern Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Military officials said La Bouff, along with seven other troops and four American civilians, was aboard a Black Hawk helicopter as part of an air team providing support for the 101st Airborne Division. They were flying between bases when communications were lost, officials said. The cause of the crash remains under investigation; military officials said it was the deadliest crash in almost a year. La Bouff was born in Baldwin Park and grew up in La Puente. He graduated from Bishop Amat High School in 1987, according to Dr. Merritt Hemenway, the school’s principal. A biography prepared by family members said that in high school La Bouff played football and earned the Congressional Gold Medal for establishing an anti-drug program in his community. He went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Whittier College and a master’s degree from Cal State Fullerton, where he enrolled in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program. La Bouff made a career out of the military and was assigned to the Army’s 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment in Fort Carson, Colo. Army Capt. Robert Medina, a longtime friend of La Bouff’s, described him as a man who encompassed many commendable traits. “He was intelligent, physically fit, a devoted Catholic, a loving father and a perfect husband,” Medina said. Medina said La Bouff was in the military for 10 years and had almost completed his tour in Iraq. “He was in Iraq for 10 months and he was scheduled to leave in late February. That’s what is so tragic,” he said. David Lasher, assistant to the city manager, said flags at City Hall are being flown at half staff and will stay that way for a week as a sign of respect for La Bouff. “The family had a strong tie to the community, and the children grew up a few doors down from Councilman Perez,” City Manager Hal Ledford said. “There is an obvious sadness that goes along with knowing a family that was so prominent in the community.” La Bouff is survived by his wife, Karen, and two children. “He was everything that people should strive to be,” Medina said. “I think if he had lived longer he would have achieved more achievements and higher ranks and that’s what he wanted,” Medina said. “When you think of people dying in Iraq you (hear) of the young guys who are 21 and 22 who are out there on the front lines,” Perez said. “La Bouff was a major, the one making decisions, but you never know what’s going to happen when you step on a ship, on a plane or on a helicopter. You just never know.” firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
SHAY Given and the Ireland squad were not affected by yesterday’s earthquake, the FAI has said, but the team hotel was shaken by the tremor.Giovanni Trapattoni’s team are based at Montecantini, Tuscany, and the tremor struck in neighbouring Emilia-Romagna.Italy’s friendly with Luxemburg, scheduled for Parma’s Ennio Tardini stadium in the affected region on Tuesday night, has been cancelled. A statement from the FAI reads: “An earthquake was experienced in Parma, 210km away from the Irish team’s training camp in Montecatini this morning, Tuesday May 29, at 09.03 CET.“Tremors were felt in Montecatini. Nothing was noticed on the ground floor of the team hotel. However, some light movement was experienced in the higher levels. Everything is fine in camp.“The thoughts and prayers of Giovanni, Marco and the squad at this time are with the dead and injured in the neighbouring Emilia-Romagnan region.” IRELAND SQUAD HOTEL SHAKEN BY EARTHQUAKE, BUT NO DAMAGE CAUSED was last modified: May 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:BUT NO DAMAGE CAUSEDIRELAND SQUAD HOTEL SHAKEN BY EARTHQUAKE
THE Garda community and the community of Ardara is in mourning today following the sad passing of ‘Sgt Mick’ – retired Garda Sergeant Michael McCole.Mick was an enthusiastic member of the Ardara community right up until his death, chairing the Parish Council there in recent years even as his health failed.Today glowing tributes have been paid to Mick and condolences extended to his wife Irene and his daughters Tanya and Michelle and his son Shane. His remains are reposing at the family home in Hillhead from 4pm today.Originally from Kilmacrennan, Mick was first stationed in Co Kerry before his transfer back to his native Donegal and to Ardara where he retired in 1990.Friend Cllr Terence Slowey led tributes to him today.“Ardara has lost one of its leaders today,” said Cllr Slowey. “Mick was one of the great people, a brilliant Garda and an enthusiastic and proud member of the Ardara community.“He was always helpful, courteous and had a wonderful heart. Everyone’s thoughts this weekend will be with his family.”A fluent Irish speaker, the retired sergeant was also a keen angler and dedicated himself to the protection of the environment. He had followed his late father into the force. He had also been a Garda sergeant.Funeral Mass will take place for Sgt Mick at 11am at the Church of the Holy Family in Ardara on Monday. TRIBUTES PAID ON SAD DEATH OF SERGEANT MICK was last modified: March 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:Michael McColeTRIBUTES PAID ON SAD DEATH OF SERGEANT MICK
HAVE you seen this car stolen in Rathmullan on Saturday night (15th February).It was taken from a premises beside the Golden Sands Equestrian CentreIt is a BLACK TOYOTA YARIS with a northern registration number MNZ 6117 If you see the car please report it to the Gardai in Milford immediately. COMMUNITY ALERT: HAVE YOU SEEN THIS CAR STOLEN IN RATHMULLAN? was last modified: February 18th, 2014 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:community alertRathmullanstolen carYaris
A Donegal Fish Processing Plant that tampered with weighing scales for catches has featured in an inspection report published today by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).Today’s annual inspection report details how fish company Norfish Ltd, based in Killybegs, and director Tony Byrne were fined €45,000 at Donegal Circuit Court in March 2017.The illegal measurement practices were discovered by the NSAI Legal Metrology in a joint investigation with the Sea Fisheries Protection Agency (SFPA). The inspection carried out by NSAI’s Legal Metrology division found that an electrical switch had been fitted to the company’s flow scales used to weigh incoming fish catches. This switch could be used to turn off the scales, allowing the fish to pass over without being weighed. Tampering with measuring instruments used in trade and rendering them inaccurate as a result is an offence under the Legal Metrology Act 1996.Mr. Byrne of Roshin Rd in Killybegs was given a six-month suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay €10,000 to a local hospice in Killybegs, and a further €10,000 to the Donegal Branch of the RNLI. Norfish Ltd was given three months to pay a €25,000 fine.NSAI’s 2017 Annual Report reveals that its Legal Metrology division inspected 14,763 measuring instruments used in trade last year, including 7,692 petrol and diesel pumps. Of those inspected, 270 were found to be dispensing fuel inaccurately and warnings were issued.Pictured at the launch of the 2017 NSAI Annual Report are (L-R) James Kennedy, NSAI Chairman, Geraldine Larkin, NSAI Chief Executive and Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD.1,490 guidelines were published by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) last year in areas such as construction, medical devices, technology and food. 1,422 experts are involved in standards-making in Ireland, up 353 on 2016. Commenting on the publication of the Annual Report, Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD said:“As the global language of business, standards are crucial in today’s fast-paced and competitive marketplace. I would encourage anyone who is keen to shape the future of an industry, service or product to get involved with NSAI’s standards development committees and have their say on the evolution of their sector, both at home and abroad.”“The NSAI also continues to play a critical role in proving assurance to consumers that the various measurement instruments they come into contact with on a daily basis are accurate. In 2017, the NSAI inspected over 14,000 instruments including taxi meters, petrol pumps and supermarket scales. It’s through the NSAI that consumers can rely on and have confidence in measurement in trade.”NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland)Fish processor who tampered with weighing scales features in NSAI Report was last modified: August 15th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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)