Despite cold Curry, Durant-led Warriors beat 76ers

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Klay Thompson scored 21 points and Draymond Green had 14 points, 11 assists, six rebounds and five steals for the Warriors, who opened a five-game East Coast trip by winning their fourth straight and boosting their NBA-best record to 50-9. Durant returned after missing a game with a right hand injury.“There are games where the shots just aren’t falling,” Green said. “It was a good effort by everybody to chip in. Sometimes it has to be a complete team effort, and tonight it was.”Dario Saric had 21 points for Philadelphia, which once again played without big man Joel Embiid. The 76ers announced earlier Monday that Embiid would be out indefinitely after experiencing swelling and soreness in his left knee following recent practices. Embiid leads the team with 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game but has missed 14 straight games and 17 of the last 18.The Warriors took control in the third quarter, using a 12-3 run over the first 2:31 of the period to turn a three-point halftime edge into a 71-59 cushion. The lead grew to 84-70 with 3:41 left in the third on Durant’s two free throws.Philadelphia tried to make it a game, but Golden State had too much firepower, even as it made just 6 of 29 from deep.ADVERTISEMENT “That’s the dangerous part of picking a game plan,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “When you take away something, something else gets exposed. It’s hard to guard everything. That’s the Holy Grail, what they have.”NOT CURRY’S NIGHTCurry air balled his first 3-point try of the game and missed the rim from deep again later in the first quarter.Curry displayed his frustration throughout the first half with head shakes, leg slaps and some choice words to himself.“All but three of them were almost wide open,” he said.Curry followed up his miserable performance against the Lakers by setting an NBA record with 13 made 3-pointers on Nov. 7 against New Orleans. He’ll get a chance for a similar rebound on Tuesday night at Washington.“I don’t ever get down on myself,” he said. “I still have confidence the next one is going in.”HART GETS BEAT, TOOComedian Kevin Hart, a Philadelphia native, was seated courtside next to 76ers owner Josh Harris. Hart visited the Warriors locker room after the game, but during it, he tried unsuccessfully to distract Golden State.“It’s impossible to give a PG-rated version of what he was saying,” Green said. Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions LATEST STORIES China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident MOST READ TIP-INSWarriors: Curry remained three 3-pointers shy of tying Kobe Bryant for 11th on the NBA career list with 1,827. … Golden State missed 15 of its 16 3-point attempts in the first half.76ers: Top pick Ben Simmons had bone marrow injected into his foot to stimulate bone growth and speed up the healing process. Philadelphia announced last week that Simmons would miss the entire season after fracturing his right foot in training camp. … Jahlil Okafor followed his season-high 28 points in Saturday’s 110-109 loss at the Knicks with four points in 17 minutes.UP NEXTWarriors: Play the second game of five-game East Coast trip Tuesday night in Washington.76ers: Host Miami on Wednesday night. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NBA: Lowry out until playoffs with wrist problem Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, left, pats Stephen Curry, right on the head after he misses the lay-up during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — Stephen Curry is surrounded by stars with the Golden State Warriors. He’s never needed them more than Monday night.Kevin Durant had 27 points in his return to the lineup and the Warriors overcame the worst 3-point shooting performance of Curry’s career in a 119-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Curry was 0 for 11 from 3-point range. That topped his previous worst outing without making a 3 when he went 0 for 10 from distance on Nov. 4 against the Lakers. The two-time reigning MVP leads the league by a wide margin with 231 3-pointers this season.“On a night like tonight where Steph doesn’t have it going, we have a lot of other guys who can score and make plays,” coach Steve Kerr said. “A lot of them came through.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnCurry still had 19 points, making 7 of 12 2-point attempts and all five of his free-throw tries.“I forgot to adjust to the thickness of the air,” Curry joked, adding that “it happens, but you have to find other ways to impact the game.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

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PBA playoffs: Alaska stays alive after 36-point rout of top seed TNT

first_imgAlaska import Diamond Simpson against TNT defenders. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–Alaska played with total precision against a proud TNT side to carve out a stunning 108-72 victory on Sunday night turning its  twice-to-win predicament to a level playing field in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals.The Aces drew collective effort from their personnel with import Diamon Simpson and Jeron Teng leading the charge with 15 points each.ADVERTISEMENT Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Benefits of township livingcenter_img MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station MOST READ Rey Nambatac repays coach’s trust with clutch performance for Rain or Shine Four more locals tossed in 11 or more points in the victory that gave Alaska—which two days ago just figured in a sudden-death for the eighth seed—a fighting chance in the midseason tournament.Alaska led by as many as 38 in the contest.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJayson Castro scored 23 points for KaTropa, who missed the usual eye-popping numbers from its reinforcement Terrence Jones.The import only had 19 points and six rebounds—a far cry from the double-double figures he churned out during the elimination phase. The loss is only the second for TNT, but will weigh the heaviest as this pushes them at the brink of another disaster.KaTropa went undefeated in the elimination round of 2014 Commissioner’s Cup and swept their way to the Finals only to bow down San Mig Coffee, 3-1.The two teams go at it again on Wednesday at the same venue.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists View commentslast_img read more

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Justice at last

first_imgGuyanese should not get distracted with all the cross talk on the Venezuelan border controversy. The United Nations Secretary General, acting in his official capacity according to Article 33 of the UN Charter, has referred the matter to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in accordance with the terms of the Geneva Agreement to which Venezuela is a signatory. This is the most significant development in 28 years and the opportunity for a resolution must be seized.For too long, Guyana has gone along with every one of the measures contained and elaborated by that Agreement which also has Great Britain as one of the parties. The Agreement is very clear that the only matter to be addressed was Venezuela’s claim that the 1899 full and final award was “null and void”. The proposed Mixed Commission in the Agreement, for instance, met to examine Venezuela’s proof of this “nullity”, but Venezuela was unable to proffer such proof and went on to make the same demand it is presently trumpeting: that the settled frontier between the two countries be revised, in a “practical settlement of the controversy”. Eventually, the Mixed Commission had to be abrogated after its stipulated four-year term because of Venezuela’s intransigence.In 1983, it was Venezuela that proposed its controversy be placed under the auspices of the Secretary General of the United Nations, in concordance with Article IV Sec 2 of the Geneva Agreement, which complied with Article 33 of the Charter of the United Nations concerning the means of peaceful solutions of controversies, as mentioned above. After much discussion, by 1989, there was finally an agreement on one of the means – the Good Officer process of the UN Secretary General. This kicked off the following year with a number of prominent individuals, such as Norman Girvan serving in that role. Girvan passed away in 2014 without any settlement to the controversy because Venezuela would once again not budge from its position.Finally, towards the end of 2016, after more than a quarter of a century of the Good Officer process without any success, the predecessor to the present Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, signalled his intention to move the controversy to the ICJ if progress was not made within a year. Venezuela did not make any formal protest to this proposal and for it to now reject the UN Secretary General’s telegraphed decision, is to palpably demonstrate bad faith. However, its position should not have been totally unexpected either to Guyana or the Secretary General: for the latter to proceed signals that the process will move forward.Venezuela is depending on its rejection of the jurisdiction of the ICJ to halt the process over which Guyana has exercised the patience of Job. Guyana will have to embark on a vigorous diplomatic campaign to bring its case to the attention of the international community – especially those with territorial disputes that demand settlement. India is one such potential ally, and it is hoped that in his mission to New Delhi last week, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge would have briefed his counterparts there.It must be noted that during the 1980s, when Venezuela used the controversy to try to stymie our development plans, the Guyanese Foreign Service played a masterly hand to repel it by tagging Venezuela as an international bully to its poverty-stricken neighbour. In the present, Venezuela can be shown to be again attempting to hold back our development when at last we have an opportunity, brought about by the discovery of oil, to move out of that poverty. That ExxonMobil and Total are two of the players in our oil play should also add credibility to our lobbying efforts.There is precedence for the court to deliver at a minimum, an opinion, on the controversy. This would be a great victory for Guyana, since it would demonstrate conclusively that Venezuela is unwilling to settle its controversy by one of the most trusted peaceful methods – Judicial Settlement.last_img read more

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Granger resisted Ramjattan until the ninth hour

first_imgDear Editor,It must also be noted that this is a party that touts “social cohesion” and that love and unity theme – there is a Ministry designated for that purpose – however, while there is this façade, one wonders where they can find that “cohesion,” or the blending of the races. This is their curse, this is their bane, a party that says one thing but does quite the opposite.While on this topic, I must make mention of that infamous statement made by the leader of the main coalition partner, the PNC’s Volda Lawrence, she was publicly quoted as saying she only “caters for PNC people and will find jobs for PNC people alone”. This was and still is a loaded statement, because she was publicly announcing her disdain for Indians while embracing “people or persons like herself”. This statement reeks of racism and speaks to the direct contempt for the race!But my sternest rebuke goes to the heart of the matter and that is Granger’s defiance of Khemraj Ramjattan as prime ministerial candidate. Granger withstood Ramjattan until the ninth hour when the folly of his ways hit home. Why did he stand against Ramjattan’s nomination is anyone’s guess. Is it because he is an Indian and not a single Indian in that coalition can be trusted by him? And so it has been ever since, Indians are treated with disdain or if ever to be “yes men”, never to question the brainless, spineless nonsense of their Black superiors. This is something those Indians within and without the party should take keen note of.So, when Harmon opened his uncultured and uneducated mouth to make that derogatory remark of Mr Phillips, he should shut up and take an introspection as to who that statement was referring to.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

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Surinam Airways to re-introduce non-stop summer flights from Orlando to Guyana

first_imgSurinam Airways has announced the re-introduction of its twice weekly summer flights to Georgetown, Guyana from Sanford, Orlando, Florida beginning July 1.The airline’s North America Manager, Henk Fitz-jim, said that the re-introduction of the summer flights is in keeping with the airline’s promise to service this route once again during the summer/August holidays season. The airline first introduced service on this route in July 2015. The service runs from July through September and is designed to accommodate Guyanese travelling during this period when parents and children go on vacation.According to the airline company, “this is the time of year when the large Guyanese community in Orlando and Guyanese at home need the convenience of a non-stop flight which will facilitate them going home to Guyana or coming up to Orlando via non-stop, with courteous and affordable service.”So the re-introduction of this Sanford, Orlando route is in response to the growing demand by the Guyanese American community as well as “the satisfaction which the Guyanese community has enjoyed by flying Surinam Airways last year”, Fitz-jim said.Surinam Airways will fly to Sanford, Orlando on Fridays and return on Saturdays each week from July 1 to October 1, 2016.“This is a very convenient schedule for passengers in both directions since they can make connections coming into Orlando either from Guyana or from cities around the US on their way to Guyana. It does not require any overnighting. So the convenience of the flights coupled with our excellent customer service and competitive fares have made Surinam Airways the first choice of Guyanese travelling to and from Florida,” Fitz-Jim said.Surinam Airways will use its Boeing 737 300 series aircraft for this service offering 118 economy and eight business class seats. The airline permits passengers one free piece of checked baggage not exceeding 50 pounds and charges US for a second piece of luggage.Surinam Airways is a sponsor of several events and activities in Florida to mark Guyana’s 50th Independence anniversary, the company highlighted.last_img read more

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Apostille Convention: simple, much more effective means of certifying public documents – Hague Conference…

first_imgThe Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, abolishing the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents (Apostille Convention), proposes a more efficient and effective means of certifying public documents that have to be sent overseas.This is according to Secretary General, Hague Conference on Private International Law Dr Christophe Bernasconi, whilst presenting the provisions of the Apostille Convention and e-App Programme to participants of the Hague Conference at the Pegasus hotel. The three-day, Hague Convention Conference on International Family Law, Legal Co-operation and Commerce ended on Friday.Dr Bernasconi added that the Apostille Convention is not widely utilised in the Caribbean region as such the focus of efforts should be on ensuring that it becomes a reality.“The idea is that the competent authority either gets it in electronic form or scans the paper and issue electronically, and then the public document can easily be sent abroad…If you have an electronic document, you want to be in a position to issue electronic Apostille for scanned documents,” Dr. Bernasconi explained.Public documents, according to the Convention, are those which emanate from an authority or official connected with a court or tribunal of the State and includes documents issued by an administrative, constitutional or ecclesiastical Court of tribunal (a public prosecutor, a clerk or a process-server). The main examples of public documents for which Apostilles are issued in practice include birth, marriage and death certificates; extracts from commercial and other registers; patents; court rulings; notarial acts and notarial attestations of signatures; and academic diplomas issued by public intuitions.Dr Bernasconi believes that it’s just a matter of time before Apostilles are issued in electronic form due to the significant convenience that they offer. Columbia for example, he cited, issues approximately 6000 electronic Apostilles per day. He therefore urged countries which were not yet parties to the Convention to sign onto it in order to access the benefits.Asked whether a significant legislative agenda has to be put in place to get to the point of electronic Apostilles, Dr Bernasconi said that States would first have to ask the basic questions then based on the response, make positive steps to remedy shortcomings.“States would have to ask the basic question, if electronic documents are recognised as valid documents…that’s the basics all jurisdictions go through before electronic Apostilles are in place…the next level deals with the question whether scanned documents are treated as original documents…where the response is no, amendments must be made to necessary legislations to ensure scanned documents are treated as originals,” Dr. Bernasconi explained.He added that under the Convention an Apostille issued by one contracting state has to be recognised in the other. According to the Convention, the only effect of an Apostille is to certify the authenticity of the signature, the capacity in which the person signing the document has acted and where appropriate, the identity of the seal or stamp which the document bears. The Apostille does not relate to the content of the underlying document itself.To monitor the Convention’s practical operation, Special Commission meetings are convened by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference.last_img read more

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RCMP asking for witnesses in multiple thefts

first_imgThe evening of Saturday, Sept. 24, the Fort St. John RCMP detachment received a report that three backhoe buckets along with two backhoe tires were stolen from the Inga Lake area, north of Fort St. John.In addition, the RCMP also received a report that sometime between Sept. 23-24, a red “Barreto” trencher and trailer -B.C. license plate UMS01V- were also stolen from the 8500 block of 100 St. of Fort St. John.Currently for both cases, the RCMP does not have any suspects, nor has anyone come forward as a witness. Police are asking anyone who has information about these incidents to contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100.- Advertisement -If you wish to remain anonymous, crime stoppers can also be contacted at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

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Bayern knew Guardiola exit 2 weeks ago

first_img“At the Christmas party two weeks ago he came to me,” Rummenigge told mass-circulation newspaper Bild daily.“He told me that he was looking for a new challenge and almost apologised. It was clearly difficult for him.“I’m not disappointed in him.”Guardiola, 44, jetted home to Spain on Sunday for Christmas, leaving Bayern to officially announce he would not extend his three-year contract.He will be succeeded by the Italian Carlo Ancelotti, 56, while Guardiola has been heavily linked to Manchester City.Rummenigge said he had an idea about the Spaniard’s next destination.“I think I know where he is going,” he told Bild. “But I want to leave the announcement to him or his new employer.”Rummenigge said he had complete confidence in the new coach.“Carlo Ancelotti has been successful everywhere,” he said. “He has won the Champions League three times. That is still a record, and of course he has all the qualities. He suits us, as simple as that.”He said it hadn’t been easy to snag the former Real Madrid coach as “half of Europe was after him”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola (right) gives Thiago Alcantara instructions on the touchline in a previous match. PHOTO/OmniSportBERLIN, December 21- Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said he knew for some time that coach Pep Guardiola would leave the German giants at the end of the season.Rummenigge said he first had an idea in late September when he heard “nuanced comments”, but said “we did not let on and wanted to give him time to decide without hurry”.last_img read more

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Grizfest Music Festival 2019 has been cancelled

first_imgTUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – The 17-year-old music festival put together by the Tumbler Ridge Days Society (TRDS) has been struggling to find funding for the annual event and therefore had to be cancelled.In their press release the TRDS shares they will continue to work on obtaining funding for the 2020 Grizfest Musical Festival yet for this year they will host other events.The TRDS thanks the District of Tumbler Ridge as a major Sponsor of the event and to all the artists for helping build the reputation the festival has in the Canadian industry. The festival is a one of a kind event that showcases up and coming music artists as well as known, popular artists.- Advertisement -The small group of volunteers have supported the District of Tumbler Ridge’s Tourism initiatives and says it is time to regroup and find a more permanent location.last_img read more

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Defense tries to introduce diary entries

first_imgLOS ANGELES – The Phil Spector murder trial erupted in intense arguments outside the jury’s presence Thursday over whether the defense can introduce gunshot victim Lana Clarkson’s diary entries about having visions of a dead actress who killed herself with a gun. Defense attorney Christopher Plourd said the writings of Clarkson, found on her computer, also include discussions of her fascination with guns, depression over her failing acting career and her struggles with alcohol and drugs. Prosecutors acknowledged that they knew about the material but considered it untrustworthy and did not bring it to the attention of the coroner, who concluded that Clarkson was a homicide victim and did not commit suicide. Before jurors were sent out, Deputy Medical Examiner Louis Pena testified he had not considered doing a “psychological autopsy” on Clarkson because he had concluded her death was a homicide. The actress died of a gunshot fired inside her mouth in the foyer of Spector’s Alhambra mansion on Feb. 3, 2003, after going home with him from her job as a nightclub hostess. Spector’s defense contends Clarkson killed herself. Testimony was interrupted when Plourd tried to begin questioning Pena about whether his opinion would have changed if he considered documents found in Clarkson’s computer after she died. Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler dismissed jurors and ordered a full-scale hearing. Plourd then disclosed some contents of the computer hard drive including a Clarkson composition called “The Story of My Life.” “She talks about drug problems, trying to get off medications,” he said. “She has delusions. She’s seeing people who are deceased and talks about them.” Plourd also said Clarkson “talks about seeing a dead actress who comes to her in visions, a struggling actress who didn’t make it and killed herself with a gun.” Prosecutor Alan Jackson argued that the writings in the computer were not authenticated, could not be relied upon and were probably creative efforts that Clarkson made for a writing class she was taking. The judge appeared to disagree. “I think you are arguing way too much,” Fidler said to Jackson. “If you have the words of a deceased … how do you keep that away from the jury and away from an expert who could have considered it.” Fidler said he would read the diary before ruling.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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