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After dropping 32, Beasley says he’s had a hot hand since day he was born


first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nash, Kidd, Hill, Allen eligible for basketball Hall of Fame LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “January 9, 1989,” said Beasley, referring to his birth date, when asked about the second-half explosion that carried the New York Knicks to a 102-93 win over Boston Celtics Thursday night here.Beasley took over for the Knicks when they couldn’t sustain their hot start as the team’s best player Kristaps Porzingis struggled and the Celtics, owner of the league’s best record, crawled back and threatened to break away late in the third quarter with a nine-point lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkREAD: MVP chants as Beasley scores 32 to lead Knicks past CelticsThe former 2008 second overall draft pick unleashed a stunning offensive showcase, including 18 of his 32 points in the payoff period, that had fans at historic Madison Square Garden on their feet chanting “MVP! MVP” every time Beasley stepped up to the line. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Beasley, who struggled with substance abuse in his days in Miami, bounced around the league and became an MVP in China before joining the Knicks, has settled well into his role as a reliable sub after getting a few starts early in the season.In fact, according research by Elias Sports Bureau, he is the only Knick to have scored 32 and got 12 rebounds not at a starter.“Coming off the bench, starting, whatever the team needs I’m going to do,” Beasley said. “If the team needs me to sit on the end of the bench and be a cheerleader then give me my pom poms. However I can help this team win I’m going to do.”This night, he did things the Knicks’ most valuable player usually did.“Michael Beasley had my back tonight,” Porzingis said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Beasley knew those chants were usually reserved for Porzingis, who had a dismal return from a two-game absence with a 0-11 shooting clip. But that night against the Knicks’ Atlantic Division rivals, he deserved the praise and reveled in it a bit.“It’s nice to hear but I am pretty sure it’s for KP,” said Beasley at the locker room.“I’m just here for the team. Whatever they need, whenever they need. Scoring, rebounding, defense. I just try my best. As humbly as I can say it I just feel like every shot is going in.”Knicks coachh Jeff Hornacek was not at all surprised with Beasley’s performance.“Mike, he can do a lot of things with the ball He was the second pick in the draft 10 years ago, after all. He’s talented and you all saw that tonight,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina New York Knicks’ Michael Beasley, center looks at the screen during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden in New York, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK—Michael Beasley knew had the hot hand way before his third quarter breakout.He started feeling it 28 years go.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 View commentslast_img read more


When will the trickery end?


first_imgDear Editor,I want to take this opportunity to wish all of your staff and your readers a happy, healthy New Year. In the New Year, may democracy reign in our homeland.On that note, my first letter for the year is to address the policy paralysis associated with Mr David Granger and his promise of a digital nation after three years. In its 2015 manifesto, the APNU/AFC promised on page 22, that Guyana will be “completely internet-ready in consonance with the objective of ensuring that Guyana becomes a digital nation” after three years. The promise from team Granger was to build the framework to offer “a nationwide broadband network (NBN)” within three years. The evidence, however, illustrates differently. Another broken promise not delivered by team Granger!I am in Georgetown, Guyana, today and I can confirm, without a shadow of a doubt, that this promise is far from being delivered after Mr Granger occupying office for the last four years and six months. In my communication with some Berbicians, especially in Rose Hall Town, the common theme from them remains – “I was lucky to be in Georgetown to get the best of what the internet has to offer since the internet service in Berbice is multiple times worse”. I was also in Diamond and Leonora and at each of these locations, the evidence confirms the conclusion of these Berbicians; the internet service in Guyana is an international abomination.So what were Mr Granger and his team at the Ministry of Public Telecommunications doing over the last four years and six months? Building fowl pens? Billions of dollars were spent by these people and all this nation got from them were marginal improvements. Where is this efficient and functional national broadband network (NBN) that they promised to deliver within three years? How can you want to win public office and you have a history of trickery and gross incompetence and now branded the most corrupt nation in the Caribbean by the IDB?Failure to develop this NBN is nothing but disrespectful to the youths who worked with you in 2015 on a principle that you would have done something new for them. But what I am observing today is that the world is advancing faster than Guyana in occupying the Internet superhighway and this situation had contributed to us losing ground with regards to our competitiveness. How can this nation ever trust Mr Granger again? This entire issue goes to the core concept of character and integrity. People of high character and integrity do not say one thing and do a different thing. Their word is their bond. Mr Granger clearly is a stranger to this school of integrity.The bottom-line remains, Guyana must have a functional national broadband network to transform our country economically and socially. Anything else is unacceptable. We cannot have these lost periods of four years and six months where the nation has a leader who is only engaged in pageantry rather than implementing policies and action plans to lift all of our people up.As an example of the Granger “con job”, one only has to reflect on the Facebook page of the popular commentator, Guyanese Critic, concerning his visit to St Cuthbert’s Mission. As the closest Amerindian settlement to the capital city, you would have expected accessible internet service at this location. The evidence proves that there is a dish with a sign that advertises “Free Wi-Fi”. But when Guyanese Critic tested his system at St Cuthbert’s, there was none. Several of his viewers, including Christina Hussein also confirmed this reality. This is yet another example of the acts of subterfuge and deception on the part of team Granger.What a great betrayal to the youths of Guyana especially the Amerindian youths. The greatest possibility for their human development is through access to the internet, yet team Granger chooses to play with their intelligence on even this most basic service in a sort of “Starve and Feed” modality. When will the trickery end Mr David Granger?With regards,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more


‘Nimbaians Are Scaring Off Investors’,


first_imgThe United Workers’ Union of Liberia (UWUL) has described residents of Nimba County as ‘war mongering individuals’ who feel the country should continue living in violence over the rule of law and turn the hard-earned peace enjoy currently enjoyed by all into a chaotic situation.UWUL is the workers’ representative organization of Arcelor Mittal that is greatly concerned about the rough side of the mountain being climbed by the company in the country.At a news conference yesterday, UWUL secretary-general, David D. Sackoh, also condemned the act in a strongest terms, and declared the rioters’ action as “an uncivilized, baseless and selfish expression, which was intended for looting and destroying the company’s property.”“We firstly condemn the act in the strongest terms and declare it as an uncivilized, baseless, and selfish expression intended for looting and destruction perpatrated by war mongering individuals in Nimba County who feel the country should continue to live in violence over the rule of law and turn the hard earned peace that we enjoy today into a chaotic situation,” Mr. Sackoh declared.According to him, though the people of Zolowee or Nimba County in general have a legitimate demand, “the approach was in totality very wrong.“It will neither profit anybody, nor resolve any matter, if we should use violent confrontation to address grievances or make demands; violence is an old argument in Liberia, and cannot be used to address new challenges.  Dialogue or peaceful negotiations is the way forward to achieve good results.”By that, he is encouraging all sides to practice peaceful engagement, no matter which sector one belongs, or how pressing and legitimate the demands are,” the SG urged.Therefore, he said, “We all know that the natural resources are for the people and that the extraction of the minerals should be converted into improving the living standards of the people by ensuring sustainable development as a hallmark for the generation today and tomorrow.”However, he said, the people should also understand that they have elected a government to manage the resources on their behalf; therefore, they should know how to take their grievances and concerns to managers of the resources.According to him, it is imperative that community development plans are addressed in the Mineral Development Agreement (MDA), not by community residents as individuals, but by the government on their behalf throughconsultations with them.   Such consultations should continue throughout the MDA implementation period.UWUL secretary-general  Sackoh insisted that the government should be held liable for the inability of any company to perform to the expectations of the people.“The government knows politically well what is impeding the company’s performance in a given time, and should be able to correct its pitfalls,” the UWUL Secretary asserted.“We should be grateful and remember to mention that during the days when all hopes were gone and a dark investment cloud covered the nation, trust in Liberia was timid the future was bleak, while unemployment rampant, it wasArcelormittal that braved the storm to entered the then war ravished and dreadful country to contribute to the infrastructural development.  The company  and employed poverty stricken Liberians,” he said.But, the recent attack on Arcelor Mittal has threatened the stable and friendly investment atmosphere to an  unbearable degree,  allowing threats and fear to take precedence over peace and stability.  “This has the propensity to cause investors already here to flee the country with their capital and off-load people into unemployment market, the UWUL secretary general warned.“It also sends bad signal to the outside world against the image of the country that could erode the confidence of potential investors and lead them to play the wait and see game, and contribute to joblessness and untold suffering of the Liberian people in general and not only the Nimbaians.The incident, Mr. Sackoh said, has a triggered a down effect on the union-management Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiation and tends  to weaken the union’s ability to press forward with demands for salary increment and other benefits from the management in favor of the workers.“We all now raise red flag in sympathy with the company from the recent standoff between Zolowee community members on one hand and the government on the side, while Arcelor Mittal watches on in a dilemma, being a victim.”Meanwhile, the union secretary general has called on the government to bring both organizers and perpetrators to justice as soon as practical and ensure they face the full weight of the law, as the country is known from its creation to be a laws, not of men.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


FED, Farmers Pay Homage to “Nimba’s Agriculture Hero”


first_imgNimbaians on Saturday, August 22 paid their last respect to the fallen manager of an American funded Food and Enterprise Development (FED) as his remains were laid to rest in his home town of Zoeluapa, Zoe-Gbar Administrative District, Nimba County.The Nimba FED Manager, V. Horace Yansine Sr. 55, died at the JFK Memorial Hospital on August 5 after a period of illness.He was the first FED County Manager since FED started empowering local farmers in agricultural production in the country almost four years ago.Many farmers and sympathizers described the late Yansine as someone who was “so instrumental in the expansion of the FED activities across the county.” His efforts, the farmers said, have greatly impacted some of them to the extent that there are now positive changes in their farming activities.Some of the farmers said the late Yansine’s activities as FED Nimba Manager empowered them with skills and materials, which included power tillers, manual farming tools, seedlings of all varieties as well as structural facilities for storage.“We hope to get another FED Manager like the Late Yansine,” a farming group from Kwindin, Lower Nimba County lamented.“He was so good and down to earth, and could listen to the farmers’ plights,” they added.“Horace [was] one of our hard working county managers, and we really regret his passing,” the FED family said in their tribute.Nearly all the farming groups across the country as well as local county officials, some members the county Legislative Cacucus turned out and also paid their final respect to the one they referred to as “hero of Nimba’s Agriculture.”The late V. Horace Yansine Sr. acquired his agriculture degree at the Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County and served in several positions in Nimba before he was hired by FED as its first Manager for the county. He was a prospective graduate of the Atlantic International University in Hawaii, USA where he was doing an online course in Agriculture.During the Disarmament, Demobilizatrion, Repatriatioin and Resettlement (DDRR) process that characterized the end of Liberia’s 14 years civil crisis, the late Yansine served as manager of Liberia Opportunities Industrialization Center (LOIC) Ganta Satellite where over 500 of the former combatants were trained and reintegrated into society.Prior to becoming FED Manager, Mr. Yansine contested for Nimba Electoral District #7 Representative seat in the 2011 general and legislative elections, but lost to the incumbent, Rep. Worlea Saywah Dunah.He was born in 1960 unto the union of Mr. Moses Yansine Sayekoloyee, a traditional leader in Zoeluapa Town, and his mother Lualay in the former Gbao Clan, Zoe Geh District, Nimba County.He leaves to mourn his wife, Kuku Yansine, his mother, Lualay, five children and a host of other relatives living in and out of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


LIBNEP Presents 7 Motorbikes to Partners


first_imgThe Liberia Network of HIV Positive, a non-governmental organization in the business of educating, counselling and curtailing the spread of HIV/AIDS on Tuesday presented seven motor bikes to seven implementing partners. The brief ceremony which was held at its offices at the ELWA Junction in Paynesville brought together nearly 15 persons representing seven different associations.The seven YAMAHA bikes, according to the governor of LIBNEP, Jojo Baysah, are worth U$28,000. He said the bikes came in as a humanitarian gesture from the World Bank through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. Mr. Baysah, on behalf of his entity acknowledged the many contributions World Bank continues to make towards the improvement of the living standards of the people of Liberia. He meanwhile called on the media and other partners, including the government, to help LIBNEP to get more logistical support for its offices and their implementing partners. “The World Bank made the donation to help support the beneficiaries in their huge task in the 15 counties,” he said and cautioned the receivers to use them for the intended purpose.Receiving the keys to the bikes on behalf of the implementing partners, the program manager of Positive Living Association of Liberia, Mr. Jerome Pokpah thanked LIBNEP and promised to use the bikes to support their work.Mr. Pokpah expressed gratitude to LIBNEP for always playing a mediating role and assured LIBNEP of mutual cooperation in their operations to kick HIV/AIDS out of Liberia through sound programs. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Financial Autonomy Act Goes for Concurrence


first_imgThe Senate at its 52nd Day Sitting last Thursday narrowly defeated (9-8) Senator Oscar Cooper’s motion for reconsideration filed against the passage of the controversial Legislative Financial Autonomy Act, which grants the Legislature the right to control its own finances. With the narrow defeat, the Act now goes to the House of Representatives for concurrence and onward submission to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her signature and subsequent printing into hand bills.The Bill was submitted to the Senate plenary two months ago by Bong County Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, and grants among other things that funds allotted to the Legislature in the National Budget for each fiscal year, shall, on a quarterly basis, be deposited by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning into the account of the Legislature at the Central Bank of Liberia. The Act also provides compliance with all provisions of the Public Procurement and Concessions Act of 2010 (restated), the Public Finance Management (PFM) Law, the Internal Audit Agency Act and National Budget Law.The Act, passed by the Senate, promises to comply with Government Adopted Accounting Standards and Procedures, and shall be audited annually by the General Auditing Commission. But in his two-page motion for reconsideration, Margibi County Senator Oscar Cooper urged his colleagues to ask themselves if they are currently prepared for this responsibility. “Have we set up a proper financial management unit? Are the Houses of Senate and Representatives planning to share an account? Who are the parties responsible to manage the account? There are too many unknowns at this point, as the Bill is too vague, and the intent of becoming financially autonomous is not clearly stated in this Bill,” Senator Cooper pointed out. Senator Cooper then proposed the establishment of a financial administration and management unit that will require vetting of the Legislature’s existing financial staff and systems and restructuring, “so that upon the receipt of the first quarterly deposit, we are prepared to make timely payments to all those whose monthly livelihoods would become our responsibility.”But in debating the motion, which had already been tabled on two occasions, eight Senators including the author of the Bill, Senator Taylor, argued that granting the motion would be the end of hope for future passage; and therefore, voted eight for and eight against, allowing the presiding officer, Montserrado County ranking Senator Geraldine Doe-Sherif, to take the decisive vote for passage. It was observed that most if not all Senators favored the Bill, but were calling for more work to be done to prevent future complication. One of those was River Gee Senator Conmany Wesseh, who described the Bill as “an excellent idea, very brilliant suggestion; something that we all should embrace. But I think that when you make law and foresee that there will be a problem with implementation, then we have to exercise caution.”Senator Wesseh continued: “The Bill is very good, unfortunately it is presented at a time that if we are not careful, it has already set the pace for failure; we should be very careful so that this brilliant idea should not be thrown out of the window.”Meanwhile, immediately following the passage, the presiding officer who also chairs the Senate committee on Executive, requested Secretary of the Senate J. Nanborlor F. Sengbeh to transmit the Senate’s action to the House of Representatives for concurrence. But with a seemingly divided House of Representatives as displayed last Thursday when two sittings took place in the Constitutional Chamber for members of the House of Representatives, and another in the Joint Chamber presided over by the Deputy Speaker, one Senator joked that the Secretary must wear his hat of common sense in deciding which of the two groups he is Constitutionally dealing with. “Sengbeh knows we have one Speaker and one Clerk of the House of Representatives, the two receive communications on behalf of that body,” one Senator assured our reporter. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


VE Brandl Flyers 1-1 after weekend


first_img**SubmittedThe VE Brandl Pee Wee B Flyers win one and lose one on the weekend in All Peace Action and sit at 6-3 in third place.  The Flyers started off the weekend well when they defeated the Beaverlodge Blades 3-1 on Saturday afternoon with a strong team effort and good goal tending. The Blades started the scoring three minutes into the game but the Flyers came back with three of their own in the next two periods. Alex Hartman evened the score half way through the second on an unassisted goal.  A few minutes later Jarod Lang found the net from Tyrell Loewen’s pass.  The score remained 2-1 until Hartman scored from Ricky Bateman and James Bowie with only 13 seconds left in the game.   – Advertisement -On Sunday, the Flyers had their chances when they took a three goal lead in the first period when Hartman netted one from Gavin Gould, Bateman scored from Hartman and Bowie, and Lang scored an unassisted goal.  It looked good for the Flyers who haven’t been able to beat the Sexsmith Vipers this year.  Sexsmith scored one to make it 3-1 but Tyler Wood gave the Flyers a three goal lead only a minute later.  However, the Vipers kept coming back and scored two more to bring the score to 4-3 at the end of the first.      In the second, Hartman gave the Flyers a two goal lead for only a minute before the Vipers answered right back with one of their own to make it 5-4.  Bradyn Rouble gave the Flyers a little breathing room when he netted one with only 17 seconds left in the second period to make the score 6-4.    In the third, Lang gave the Flyers a three goal lead at the 14 minute mark but it was all Vipers after that.  In a span of seven minutes the Vipers scored 4 unanswered goals and then put one into the empty net with 13 seconds left to play, to win the game 9-7.Advertisement The VE Brandl Flyers play three home games next weekend.  On Saturday, they play at 3:45 in Taylor against Grande Prairie and on Sunday the play Grande Cache at 10:30 am and Chetwynd at 3:45 pm both at the Kids Arena.last_img read more


Community events for the weekend of September 14


first_imgTerry Fox RunSunday, September 15, 2013 – 9:30amDate: Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 Northern Lights College – Main Entrance Registration: 9:30am; Run Start: 10:00am; Event Close: 12:00 noon 10km, 5km, 2km, 1km Suitable for bikes, wheelchairs/strollers and rollerblades. Dogs on leash welcome For more information, please call 1-888-836-9786….More Info » FSJ Farmers’ MarketSaturday, September 14, 2013 – 9:00amVisit the Fort St. John Farmers’ Market to sample a wide variety of locally grown, fresh & wholesome foods direct from the grower. Date: Every Saturday from May until December Time: 9-3pm Support your local farmers. Shop local! 9805 96th…More Info » Fort St John Zombie Walk 4th Annual- Advertisement -Saturday, September 14, 2013 – 4:00pmDress like a zombie and raise non perishables for our Fort St John Salvation Army Food Bank. The walk has raised over 1000 lbs of food over the previous 3 years. Meet at Centennial Park- Saturday September 14 @ 4pm. Non…More Info »Advertisement 2013 Fall Harvest Taste of the TownWednesday, September 18, 2013 – 12:00amAdvertisement During the Month of September, the Visitor Centre will be holding our annual “Fall Harvest Taste of the Town” from September 18-22, 2013. This event features local restaurants preparing a dish or a full-course meal that is made of local…More Info »last_img read more


FIFA claims attempt to contact doping whistleblower Rodchenkov


first_img0Shares0000FIFA President Gianni Infantino vowed to crack down hard on racist incidents when Russia hosts the World Cup next yearPARIS, France, Dec 31 – FIFA tried to contact Russian whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov over accusations of doping in Russian football and will do so again after samples have been re-tested by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), world football’s governing body told AFP.In an interview to the Associated Press, Rodchenkov’s lawyer said his client had information that could be of interest but claimed FIFA had not made any attempt to contact the man who was the source of revelations about state-sponsored doping in the host nation of the 2018 World Cup. Contacted by AFP, FIFA said they had tried to get hold of Rodchenkov via WADA before November 22 this year, only to be told he was not available.Now FIFA are waiting for WADA’s reanalysis of doping tests, which they expect to begin in mid-January.“The process is ongoing and FIFA will contact Dr Rodchenkov via the agreed channel when the time is right,” world football’s governing body said.Rodchenkov is the former director of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory. He fled to the United States in 2016 saying he feared for his life after the sudden death of two senior officials in the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA).He then provided information which led to an investigation of doping at the Sochi Winter Games in 2014.Since then, Russian athletes have been banned from the Rio Olympics in 2016 and Russia has been barred from participating at February’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, though athletes who are deemed “clean” can compete under the Olympic flag.The spotlight has turned to possible cases of doping in football with Russia set to host the World Cup in June and July.However, FIFA president Gianni Infantino insisted earlier this month that all tests carried out thus far had come back negative.“If you would have a serious doping issue in football this would be known by now, whether in Russia or any other country of the world,” Infantino said in Moscow prior to the draw for the World Cup on December 1.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Betway rewards lucky winner with trip to watch Ghana, Stars match


first_img0Shares0000Irene Omwenge holding our Kenyan Flag symbolising the Fly your Flag.NAIROBI, Kenya, March 21 – Irene Omwenge is the lucky winner of the Fly Your Flag promotion a Betway initiative which ran throughout the month of February.Omwenge won a trip for her and her partner to watch the Kenyan national team Harambee Stars live in Ghana in their final AFCON qualifier match against the Black Stars on Saturday in Accra. Out of the many Betway customers who participated in this promotion, Irene Omwenge emerged as the winner. Irene and her partner will get the chance to watch their national team live in Ghana, a once in life-time experience.To participate in this promotion, customers had to place at least one bet on any soccer game in the month of February.From left, Betway Country Manager Leon Kiptum handing over the ticket to Irene Omwenge.Each bet placed was an entry into the weekly and grand prize draw. Weekly prizes included cash, Free Bets and smartphone giveaways. Even though Irene did not win any of the weekly prizes, it is great to say winning the grand prize was totally worth it.Betway is currently running another promotion whereby winners will get a chance to go watch the best in Africa live in Egypt by betting on any soccer action from 4th March to 28th April 2019.As one of the most popular sports betting brands in the country, Betway has rewarded many of its registered customers with awesome giveaways such as cash and real-world prizes through its various promotions such as 4-To-Score and many more.Betway would like to congratulate Irene Omwenge and wish her and her partner well on their trip.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more