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  • Harden, Rockets power past Nuggets

    first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ateneo heads to Final Four as top seed after destruction of UST 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 Nuggets: Host Atlanta on Thursday night. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, left, congratulates Houston Rockets guard James Harden after his basket against the Denver Nuggets in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Denver. The Rockets won 109-99. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — James Harden turned a slow start into a powerful finish.Harden scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half and the Houston Rockets pulled away to beat Denver 109-99 on Tuesday night, sending the Nuggets to a fourth straight loss.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “They’ve got shooters all around,” Murray said. “They’ve got a great team. He’s surrounded by players you have to guard as well, not just James Harden, so it gives him a lot of space to operate in and he did that tonight.”The Nuggets closed the gap to six points in the waning moments but the Rockets got a couple of free throws from Paul and a dunk from Capela to hold on.“We got two really good wins (consecutively),” Paul said. “This was a good road win for us. They play well here at home. We’ll take it. We’re still just building.”Down by a point at the break, the Rockets opened up an 86-76 lead going into the final quarter. After a pair of free throws by Paul Millsap pulled Denver to 74-72, the Rockets closed the final 4 1/2 minutes of the third period on a 12-4 run capped by Eric Gordon’s driving layup.Murray hit a jumper in the final seconds of the second quarter to give the Nuggets a 55-54 halftime lead.TIP-INSRockets: G/F Gerald Green missed a second game due to a right ankle sprain, but is nearing a return. Green could be available to play as soon as their next game on Thursday night, according to D’Antoni. … C Nene remains sidelined by a right calf strain that has forced him to miss the past 12 games.Nuggets: The loss was the first by double digits this season. … F Juancho Hernangomez was in the starting lineup for a second straight game. Hernangomez was inserted into the lineup as part of the Nuggets’ search for a replacement for injured Will Barton, who remains sidelined indefinitely with a hip injury.UP NEXTRockets: Host the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Harden also had 11 assists, with several going to Clint Capela, who led the Rockets with 24 points, including a series of dunks.“I just take what the defense gives me,” Harden said. “I trusted the guys to make the right passes. Our bigs did a great job of finding those passing pockets. It requires patience, especially as a playmaker.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 Chriss“It’s going to take time, but we’re getting there. If we keep guarding and defending at a high level our offense will come around. Once we put both together, it’s going to get scary.”Chris Paul added 21 points for Houston, playing a third straight game without Carmelo Anthony because of what the team said was an illness. Houston, which had an NBA-high 65 wins last season, has won five of seven games since a 1-5 start.“It’s starting to roll a little bit better,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said.Monte Morris had 19 points for the Nuggets, who have lost their last eight meetings with Houston. Gary Harris and Jamal Murray added 15 points apiece.A step-back shot by Murray got Denver within four points midway through the fourth quarter but Harden went on a tear, scoring 11 straight Houston points to put the Rockets up 104-91 with 3:48 remaining.Murray said trying to slow down Harden is tough, not only because of his skill level as a former league MVP but because of the because of the players surrounding him.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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  • Arson Attack on Monrovia School Leaves Students, Parents in Despair

    first_imgStudents and parents of the Apostolic Foundation in Sinkor, Monrovia are expressing frustration and doubt over the fate of the school following arson attack that entirely destroyed one side of it.Speaking on the campus of the burnt school on May 12, 2014, both students and parents expressed that the attack has caused a major setback in their lives at such a critical juncture in the academic year, considering the administering of the West African Examinations.One of the parents, Helen Juwoe who had just completed payment of her son’s tuition the afternoon before the attack expressed her discouragement: “This is very bad and I am discouraged.  I just completed my son’s tuition yesterday and I came here and met this thing.  I feel very bad about it.”Juwoe said considering the situation in the school now, she is planning to transfer her child to another school because others may imitate the perpetrator, leading to other copycat attacks.Regarding the upbringing of students, which is alleged to be responsible for the act, Juwoe said parents cannot be blamed for the unwholesome behavior of children nowadays because they have their own ways in them.According to her, most children in the country take in drugs and they behave the way they do even against their own parents.She did not state whether she has seen any child using drugs; however, she indicated that it is an open secret in Liberia that drugs (narcotics) are available everywhere and users among the youth are increasing in number.Student Ezekiel Bachue, student council president in an interview said the incident is regrettable and it puts their entire academic year in limbo.He said while the problem affects Apostolic Foundation at the moment, it is noteworthy to consider that it is not for Apostolic alone but for others because it could be them too.He also said about one thousand students are attending the school, and if they can be out of school, it is a setback to the literacy rate of Liberia.It is yet to be established who committed this act; nevertheless, sources in the school have told this paper that a student has been arrested in connection to the act.Speaking on behavior of students of today, student Bachue said after war most students are traumatized and need rehabilitation; but because they are not, they might get caught up in situations such as that which recently occurred.Student Morris Massalay, also speaking to this paper, said that it was disappointing to him especially, for one of his fellow school mates to be allegedly connected to the act, which he said has undermined their struggle for education.According to him, most of his peers and academic colleagues are engaged in taking in drugs and violent activities, and government needs to design strategies to get them out.He said the problem does not only exist at the Apostolic Foundation but in all other schools.Meanwhile, the Apostolic Foundation administration has remained tight-lipped on disclosing the perpetrator of the act as police are still investigating the incident.The Principal, A. Darkpay Johnson speaking to the Daily Observer Monday morning said police has arrested one individual believed to be a student of the school, and it is probable that he will name collaborators who set the school ablaze.Mr. Johnson said as a result of the arson attack, documents belonging to students and teachers, books for the library, computers, and other essential documents were all destroyed.Though he was not specific, Mr. Johnson said some students, because of behavioral problems, have been suspended while others were given an “NTR” (Not To Return, expulsion).Sources told this paper that those connected to the alleged arson attack are students who for irregularity in school and unwanted behavior were not allowed to sit for WAEC and expelled from the school.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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  • Public Schools Remain Closed In Bong County

    first_imgDespite the Ministry of Education’s pronouncement for the reopening of schools across the country on February 16, most public schools in Bong County are yet to resume classes.No official reasons have been provided so far to the Daily Observer up to press time last night.However, a survey conducted by the paper yesterday in Gbranga, Bong County’s Provincial City, established that most public schools’ doors were closed.At the Dolokelen Gboveh High School, the only public high school in Gbarnga, there were no students or teachers on campus as the school’s doors remained closed and debris seen blowing about had littered the vicinity.Other public institutions visited included the Nathaniel Varney Massaquoi High School, the John Flomo Bakalu Junior High School and the Suakoko Central High School. They were all vacant with no signs of reopening.School authorities contacted by the Daily Observer said their failure to resume academic activities is due to the lack of instructional materials such as chalk, books as well as the Ebola preventive equipment, including hand sanitizers, hand washing buckets and temperature testing equipment.On the other hand, major private schools in the county, including St. Martin’s Catholic High School resumed classes in compliance with the MOE’s mandate.Education Ministry authorities in the county refused to speak on the matter when contacted by this paper.It may be recalled that the MOE recently suspended the acting Education Officer for Bong County, Madam Lydia Cooper, and several other principals of public schools for allegedly collecting extra school fees outside the ministry’s set fees.The MOE recently announced that public school students from grades 1-9 would enroll “free of charge,” while students in the senior high level would register with an affordable fee of L$700 which could be paid in three installments.Education Regional Coordinator for Bong, Lofa and Nimba counties, George S.S. Wuo told the Daily Observer recently that the acting CEO and the four principals were suspended for “time indefinite for violating the ministry’s policies.”He informed this paper that the ministry’s action to suspend the acting CEO and the four principals stemmed from persistent reports from human rights groups in the county who claim that the CEO and the principles in question were charging excessive fees.Meanwhile, some parents who spoke to this paper argued that the MOE authorities had not done much to ensure that the necessary anti-Ebola materials are provided before the reopening of schools.At the same time, human rights groups operating in the county who reported that schools were collecting additional fees have not commented on the failure of public schools to resume classes as mandated by the MOE.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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  • Liberia’s National Museum ‘Needs Overhaul’

    first_imgThe national museum of Liberia is more than a century’s old and in deplorable conditions, with fissures in the walls, flakes of paint peeling off and molds visible on almost every aspect of the building. Rainwater seeps in through leakages in the roof and the ceilings look ready to collapse.Erected in 1862 and once hosting the house of legislators and Supreme Court of Liberia, the museum underwent a minor repair believed to have been the first of its kind after the country’s fourteen-year-old civil war. The first tiers of the building, which contain memoirs of past presidents and cartographical materials, related to Liberia’s culture artifacts, are being destroyed gradually due to rainwater and poor methods of preservation.The second and third tiers of the museum containing art galleries that illustrate Liberia’s artistic works appear to be in a better condition than the first tier of the building. However the museum lacks electricity, pipe-borne water, there is no safety hazard, and most cultural artifacts are being ruined.Louise McMillian, Assistant Minister for Culture at the Ministry of Information Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) said: “We are aware of the museum’s condition and renovation is underway for this month.”Min. McMillian noted that the renovation of the museum doesn’t only include the building but also every cultural artifact that has been damaged. “All those items that are partly or fully damaged will be restored and preserved for the future generation,” Min. McMillian said, adding: “When the renovation is completed it will restore the museum’s dignity as a place to learn the country’s heritage.”Min. McMillian put the cost of transformation of the museum to the amount of US$345,000, but fell short of disclosing when the project would be completed.She said further “all documents like the book of condolence of late President W.V.S. Tubman that has had some parts damaged will be placed in a glass enclosure for proper documentation.”The Minister explained that after renovation the museum will have electricity, pipe-borne water and safety hazards, and a tight security system will be implemented. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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  • Inconnu Swim Club kicks off season with time trial

    first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On Saturday the Inconnu Swim Club held a team-only time trial to kick off the season.Forty-nine swimmers participated in the event that began at 7:30 a.m. and proceeded until 9 a.m. Swimmers were given two events to race.Head coach, Norah Vogan said, “Athletes from all groups; beginners to national swimmers raced. Fast swims were posted, which is very exciting for the upcoming season!”Inconnu swims in their first swim meet of the season later this month in Grande Prairie, November 2nd to 4th.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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  • The province releases ‘Skills for Jobs Blueprint’

    first_imgJobs Minister Shirley Bonds says it needs to be ready with the skilled workers required to build and operate new major projects in northern or remote communities.The government plans to bring mobile classrooms to more remote communities, together with the Industry Training Authority (ITA), employers and post-secondary partners, according to Bond.In addition, it’s exploring the possibility of providing in-camp training right on the worksite, to connect workers with the skills they need without having to leave their job or their communities.- Advertisement -These approaches will be complemented by new technologies which enable online learning through flexible delivery models, including virtual classrooms and the use of free online textbooks.Government currently invests more than seven $7.6 billion each year in education and training, and the minister says re-engineering the system means targeting more of the substantial resources already available to meet labor market priorities.It will begin doing that this fiscal year, targeting over $160,000,000 in addition to $185,000,000 in capital spending for trades training infrastructure and equipment over the next three years.Advertisementlast_img read more

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  • MAN WHO WENT ON BURGLARY SPREE CAUGHT AFTER HE CRASHED STOLEN CAR

    first_imgA man who went on a burglary spree was caught after the car he was driving crashed into another car on a bridge.Lee Rowan was caught by Gardai after a car he was in crashed at the bridge at Ballybofey/Stranorlar on July 12th, 2011.When Gardai searched Rowan, 20, and two other men, they discovered a catalogue of stolen goods including a handbag, three wristwatches, a phone and money. The car in which the men had been travelling, a black Honda Civic, had also been stolen hours earlier.Rowan, 20, who has a number of previous convictions, committed the burglaries while out on bail for other charges.He pleaded guilty to the burglaries when he appeared at Letterkenny District Court today.Rowan and two other men had broken into the houses at Drumboe Avenue, Glenfin Road and Beechwood Avenue.Solicitor for the defendant Kieran Dillon said his client had been trying to go down the right road since committing the burgalries.He said that on the day his client had been drinking and taking tablets and did not remember robbing the houses.He said Rowan had endured a tough upbringing, his parents had split and he had witnessed events at a young age which no young person should.He said his client had undertaken to do a course in kerbing and paving with FAS and was trying to turn his life around.However Judge Paul Kelly said he noted the burglaries were carried out while Rowan was on bail for other offences.He adjourned the case until July 25th and said he will take an offer of compensation and also a probation report into consideration.“I am making no promises,” said Judge Kelly.MAN WHO WENT ON BURGLARY SPREE CAUGHT AFTER HE CRASHED STOLEN CAR was last modified: April 23rd, 2012 by StephenShare 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:burglaryLee RowanLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more

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  • Revealed! The 10 richest sportsmen in the UK right now – five from football

    first_img 10 10 3. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United, football), wealth £93m, increase of £11m from 2016 1. Lewis Hamilton (motor racing), wealth £131m, increase of £25m from 2016 5. Rory McIlroy (golf), wealth £82m, increase of £26m from 2016 10 8. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid, football), wealth £54m, increase of £20m from 2016 6. Sir Andy Murray (tennis), wealth £77m, increase of £20m from 2016 Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Pep Guardiola have entered the list of the top 10 richest sportsmen in the United Kingdom.New to the Premier League this season, they’ve certainly benefitted financially from making the move to England’s top flight, as the 2017 Sunday Times Rich List reveals.Updated annually, five of the top 10 wealthiest sportsmen in the UK are from football, with two of those managers.Check out the full list by scrolling through the gallery above. 9 = Luol Deng (Los Angeles Lakers, basketball), wealth £50m, increase of £7m from 2016 10 10 10 10 7. Jose Mourinho (Manchester United, football), wealth £61m, increase of £11m from 2016 4. Jenson Button (motor racing), wealth £86m, increase of £9m from 2016 10 9 = Pep Guardiola (Manchester City, football), wealth £50m – click the arrow above, right, to find out who the top 10 richest sportsmen are in the UK, according to the 2017 Sunday Times Rich List 2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United, football), wealth £110m 10 10last_img read more

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  • Every Chelsea Premier League fixture – the champions’ 2017-18 opponents revealed

    first_img Scroll down for Chelsea’s 2017-18 Premier League fixtures 1 Chelsea’s 2017-18 Premier League fixtures12/08/2017 15:00 Chelsea v Burnley19/08/2017 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea26/08/2017 15:00 Chelsea v Everton09/09/2017 15:00 Leicester City v Chelsea16/09/2017 15:00 Chelsea v Arsenal23/09/2017 15:00 Stoke City v Chelsea30/09/2017 15:00 Chelsea v Manchester City14/10/2017 15:00 Crystal Palace v Chelsea21/10/2017 15:00 Chelsea v Watford28/10/2017 15:00 Bournemouth v Chelsea04/11/2017 15:00 Chelsea v Manchester United18/11/2017 15:00 West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea25/11/2017 15:00 Liverpool v Chelsea29/11/2017 19:45 Chelsea v Swansea City02/12/2017 15:00 Chelsea v Newcastle United09/12/2017 15:00 West Ham United v Chelsea12/12/2017 19:45 Huddersfield Town v Chelsea16/12/2017 15:00 Chelsea v Southampton23/12/2017 15:00 Everton v Chelsea26/12/2017 15:00 Chelsea v Brighton and Hove Albion30/12/2017 15:00 Chelsea v Stoke City01/01/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Chelsea13/01/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Leicester City20/01/2018 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Chelsea31/01/2018 19:45 Chelsea v Bournemouth03/02/2018 15:00 Watford v Chelsea10/02/2018 15:00 Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion24/02/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Chelsea03/03/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Chelsea10/03/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Crystal Palace17/03/2018 15:00 Burnley v Chelsea31/03/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur07/04/2018 15:00 Chelsea v West Ham United14/04/2018 15:00 Southampton v Chelsea21/04/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Huddersfield Town28/04/2018 15:00 Swansea City v Chelsea05/05/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Liverpool13/05/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Chelsealast_img read more

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  • Woman took €27,000 from pensioner’s account using bank card

    first_imgAn 82-year-old woman who had almost €27,000 stolen from her bank account suspected everyone of the theft including her children and even grandchildren.Brid Murphy had her entire life savings stolen from her when the money was gradually withdrawn from her bank account with Bank of Ireland in Buncrana. A 24-year-old mother-of-three who befriended the elderly woman has now pleaded guilty to a number of sample theft charges.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard how Alicia Shaw regularly took up to €700 a day using a bank card belonging to Ms Murphy.Shaw, with an address at Kingscourt in Cavan, and another woman had befriended Ms Murphy and was given her bank card to do some shopping for her.However, when Ms Murphy received her six-monthly bank statement she became aware that a huge sum of money was missing from her account and notified Gardai.Gardai launched an investigation and downloaded CCTV footage from the bank from February and March in 2015.A woman in her 20s was observed in the footage withdrawing money on a regular basis at times that matched the withdrawals of Ms Murphy money.Garda Caroline Whelan lived on the same housing estate as the accused and noticed that she was friendly with the victim and she was arrested on suspicion of the thefts.Shaw initially denied the thefts and said she was using her own card.She then claimed that her friend gave her the card and asked her to withdraw the sums of cash but did not know the card was stolen.However, she later admitted her part in the deception.Ms Murphy’s daughter Ruth Jackson spoke on her mother’s behalf and told of the devastation the theft had brought to her mother and their entire family.She told how her mother is still of sound mind but that she could not face coming to court because her pride kept her away.Ms Murphy worked in the ESB and was then an office manager in a legal firm after her husband Frankie died aged just 51.Her daughter fought back tears as she told how her mother fought through disabilities to ensure all her children were given a third level education.However, since her account and her life savings were taken, Ms Murphy no longer trusts anyone, according to her daughter.She referred to one occasion when just €4.04 was left in her mother’s account because the thief had taken the €250 of her old age pension money which had just been lodged.Terrified Ms Murphy now locks all the doors in her home, has become a virtual recluse despite previously always being out in the town and even takes her handbag to the toilet with her.Ms Jackson added “She lives with suspicion of everyone including her whole family which is a tragedy.”She also added how Bank of Ireland had refused to reimburse her mother for the money which was stolen from her account.Barrister for the accused, Ms Catherine Taffe outlined Shaw’s upbringing and how her mother and father split up when she was young and her mother had brought her children to live in Donegal from Glasgow.She went back to Glasgow to try to reunite with her father but that did not end well.She became dependant on alcohol and also suffers from ADHD, a personality disorder and dyslexia.“Nothing we can say will minimise the impact this has had on the elderly victim and her family,” said Ms Taffe.She said her client, who wants to train to become a nurse, was hugely upset and the tears she cried in the courtroom were not “crocodile tears.”Judge John Aylmer said he wanted time to consider the reports and adjourned the sentencing until Friday.Woman took €27,000 from pensioner’s account using bank card was last modified: July 24th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:Alicia Shawbank cardBank of IrelandbuncranaCavandonegalTHEFTSlast_img read more

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