Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ LATEST STORIES 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 Prince Eze had 36 points, 17 rebounds, and five blocks for the Altas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Blazers climbed to the third spot of the standings with a 7-3 record, a huge improvement from their 4-14 finish in Season 93, while the Altas dropped to 5-5.Yankie Haruna and Justin Gutang scored clutch baskets for CSB late in the game and scored a quick five-point swing for the Blazers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Haruna was the first to hit to give the Blazers an 84-83 lead then Gutang hit a gut-wrenching three with 36.2 seconds left in the game for the 87-83 buffer.Haruna led the Blazers with 19 points while James Pasturan added 17. PCCL teams up with PSC to expand reach in provinces Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments College of St. Benilde continued to show signs of progress after holding off University of Perpetual Help, 91-87, to start off the second round of the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title
By EmotionzFor the past years, Ballerz Inc. has been making name for itself with artists such as Skoolboy Weezy, Speedo and a couple of other big names. In an effort to continue that trend and bolster its stable of artists, the entertainment label has announced a ‘star search.’According to a release by the label, Ballerz Inc. is a “non political group focusing on entertainment, event planning, marketing and branding of artists.”The label said in the release that it is now accepting application forms for its first talent search.Ballerz plans to go all out to unearth some of the best acts in the country to sign and manage, starting with “two uninterrupted auditions on separate dates to be announced soon,” the release stated.Once an artist hopeful signs up, here is how the selection will be done:“During auditioning, contestants will be selected automatically and sent to the next level to face other selected artists to show who is the best. Only ten (10) contestants will be allowed to enter the grand final of the selection process. The final phase of the show will then showcase three lucky winners from the ten finalists; the judges, fans and guests appearing on the show will decide the three lucky winners.”According to Ballerz Inc., the three winners will be official signed as artists of the label.Meanwhile, nomination forms are up for grabs, free of charge, at OK FM on Lynch Street. If you are hoping to be a musician, travel, perform on stage and all the glitter associated with being a star, get your nomination form now at OK FM on Lynch Street in Monrovia, or call 0775327478/0880749982.An official date for the auditions will be announced soon.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The driver, who is at the centre of the investigations surrounding a Stanleytown fatal accident on February 10, 2018, was on Monday evening driving the said vehicle when it hit a pedestrian causing the man to be hospitalised.According to reports, the mechanic was behind the wheel and travelling at a fast rate on Monday evening when the man who was crossing the road was hit. The accident occurred at Main and 36 Streets, Stanleytown.The incident occurred about 600 meters from where the previous accident was. Police say they are investigating.On February 10, at Main and 47 Streets, Ramanand Pooran, also called “Pumpy”, 43, of 58 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam was crushed to death by a moving 4×4 while he was seated on the carriageway of the main access road.In the past, Pooran had to be removed from the said roadway on several occasions after either sitting or lying dangerously. According to sources, Pooran was imbibing for several hours prior to going to the spot where he sat for a few minutes before venturing onto the road where he sat.The driver, who is also a mechanic, reportedly told the Police he thought he hit a dog. The dead man’s brother had taken the driver to task over that statement.According to Ganishwar Pooran, the driver has admitted to the Police that he saw an object on the road and still hit it. “He is saying so and the Police put him on station bail two days after and the next day give him back his vehicle. Now, look what he go and do again.”The family members of the dead man are of the view that the investigation done by the Police has not been transparent. The older Pooran claims that at the accident scene, he questioned whether the Police were going to conduct a breathalyser test on the driver and was told that they did not have the necessary equipment on the scene to do so and had promised to have it done later.He told Guyana Times that when he went to the Central Police Station, he was told that the test was already conducted and that there was no alcohol found on the driver’s breath.“When I ask them to see the slip with the result they tell me that I can’t see it and I think that is wrong because it is my brother; they should give me some satisfaction if they say it is zero,” he argued.Meanwhile, he told this newspaper that the Police removed the body from the New Amsterdam Hospital Mortuary and took it to the Port Mourant Hospital Mortuary for the post-mortem examination the very day the pathologist was conducting examinations at the New Amsterdam Hospital Mortuary.“More than that, they make us pay the cost to take the body to Port Mourant. I think they wanted to do the post-mortem where we could go and see it and get to talk to the doctor.”Pooran’s body was said to have had multiple fractures.“The leg smash up, they had to wrap it in plastic to hold it straight. They had to put cardboard around the body to put it in order and stuff it with cotton wool because it would be flat,” one of the brothers who witnessed the autopsy reported to this publication.“If he was going slow he couldn’t do all that damage,” Pooran concluded.“And the Police are covering this up, when I asked the Corporal a few questions, he turn and tell me that he does normally drunk and lie down on the road so who I bothering them now.”“The Police who investigating the accident tell me that he does be begging for cigarette and run all over the place so let me don’t bother him. These Police acting like the man pay them so they not concerned with this family,” he said.Police have reported that the file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.
WHITTIER – Investigators continue to await results of blood tests on the driver of a car that crashed on Colima Road last week, killing three of the five occupants, police said Wednesday. “It’s not unusual for the investigation into a fatal car crash to take more than a week,” Officer Diana Salazar, Whittier Police Department spokesperson, said Wednesday. Test results from blood drawn from the driver, Xenia Guerra, 18, of Whittier, have not come back yet from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s crime lab, she added. Once investigators complete their work, the results, along with a toxicology report, will be forwarded to the county District Attorney’s Office, which will determine whether any criminal charges should be filed, Salazar said. Free opera production slated LA MIRADA – La Mirada Library, 13800 La Mirada Blvd., will host Opera Tales at 6 p.m. tonight. The free program features the music of Mozart. Opera singers will perform arias and scenes from “The Marriage of Figaro” and “The Magic Flute.” For information, call (562) 943-0277. Neighborhood watch training held WHITTIER – The Whittier County Sheriff’s Community Advisory Council invites residents to a Neighborhood/Business Watch training seminar from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Sheriff’s Department STAR Center, 11515 Colima Road. Representatives from the county Supervisor Don Knabe’s office, the California Highway Patrol and the Sheriff’s Department will be on hand. Residents and business owners can learn about revitalizing their Neighborhood Watch programs, the Community/Law Enforcement Partnership Program, disaster preparedness and more. Guests also will receive free Neighborhood Watch kits and signs. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Kathleen Lohran, (562) 652-6642. Lost Alzheimer’s patient found MONTEBELLO – An 81-year-old Alzheimer’s patient who disappeared while taking a walk near his Montebello home Tuesday was found Wednesday in Commerce, a police detective said. Isamu “Sam” Horiuchi left his home in the area of Hughes Avenue and Montebello Boulevard around noon Tuesday, but for the first time failed to return from his regular walk, according to Montebello police. “He was located in the city of Commerce and has been returned to his family. He was fine,” said Montebello police Detective Sean Hoffman. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Guerra was injured in the April 3 crash near Mar Vista Street that killed passengers Albert Joseph Valasquez, 19, and Jennifer Unzueta, 18, both of Whittier; and Joshua David Gutierrez, 19, of Pico Rivera. Another passenger, Hector Saenz, 18, of Whittier was also injured in the crash. Fire station fate decided at meeting LA HABRA HEIGHTS – Two months after deciding that a new fire station should be built at the southwest corner of Hacienda and West Roads, the City Council tonight will consider whether to rescind that decision. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1245 N. Hacienda Road. For more information, call (562) 694-6302.
Paul Sturrock Paul Sturrock has left his role a Yeovil Town manager after less than eight months in charge, with the club languishing at the bottom of the League Two table.Former Southend boss Sturrock replaced acting manager Terry Skiverton in April but Yeovil have gone 12 games without a league win following last Saturday’s defeat at Northampton.First-team coach Darren Way has been appointed interim manager and he will be assisted by Skiverton.“We are very sad that the board had to reach this decision and we thank Paul for his hard work during his time at Huish Park,” chairman John Fry in a statement on the club’s official website.“We wish him well for the future, however we all felt that in the light of recent results we had no alternative. We will now begin our search for a new manager.”Sturrock took charge of his eighth different club – he has had two spells as Plymouth manager – when installed at Huish Park and has won promotion five times, but was unable to save the club from relegation in May.Yeovil finished bottom of League One last term and have never recovered from a poor start this season after losing five of their first six matches. 1
It was a tone of voice I’ve grown all too accustomed to hearing in the classroom. Insolent and obnoxious, it could only have come from a certain creature: The Child Who Knows No Limits. I was enjoying some frozen yogurt at a local store in the Westside, far from the schools in South Los Angeles where I teach, when a boy of perhaps 12 years suddenly screamed out, “I said chocolate sprinkles!” The demand was not accompanied with the magic word and was expressed with the same amount of disdain one should reserve for terrorists. If you can judge people by how they treat those who serve them, well, this boy was a certifiable brat. “Please tell me his father is reprimanding him,” I said to my sister, who, unlike me was facing the proceedings. She shook her head. It turned out that the only adult in the picture was the college-age employee who had committed the unforgivable sin of confusing chocolate sprinkles with chocolate chips. As she told the boy that there was no need to yell, I wondered why his father couldn’t do the same. Instead, the father paid for the yogurt and mockingly thanked the woman in his best mentally challenged voice. I wouldn’t be surprised if he gave his son a high-five the moment they were out the door. I see the answer every day in the classroom: Children with no self-control and an appalling lack of respect for others. Their outward show of defiance is usually a subconscious plea for structure in their lives. Unfortunately, when their dear ones are finally disciplined, angry parents often express more disapproval with the teachers or administrators who “could have let it happen” than with their own progeny. And friends of mine who teach in private schools in more upscale neighborhoods tell me stories of parents of the “let the children explore by drawing on the walls” persuasion who are far more challenging to deal with. This is a problem that crosses class lines. What can be done if parents don’t want to be parents? I’m not sure, but maybe Aerosmith could announce a national tour of bar mitzvahs and birthday parties. In their permanent quest to be cool, parents might experience a moment of self-reflection when, while singing along with their kids to one huge hit from the band, they realize the truth behind these lyrics: “My, my, baby blue. Yeah, you’re so jaded – and I’m the one that jaded you.” Aaron Hanscom, a freelance writer in Los Angeles, has taught in the LAUSD since 2001.160Want 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita If only we had been at the Chicago cafe “A Taste of Heaven,” this entire incident might have been avoided. The eatery has been in the national news of late because of a sign on its door reminding “children of all ages” to use their indoor voices when they are – get this – inside. The ensuing boycott of the cafe by overly permissive and indulgent parents reminds me of my students stamping the floor in anger during a time-out. Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that parents are acting more and more childish at a time when they are striving so hard to become their children’s best friends. The tragic irony is that precious childhood seems to have been replaced by premature adulthood. To put it another way: Our kids are losing their innocence all too soon. What’s to blame for this? In a 2004 City Journal essay titled “Who Killed Childhood?” Theodore Dalrymple observed that “overindulgence in the latest fashions, toys, or clothes, and a television in the bedroom are regarded as the highest – indeed only – manifestations of tender concern for a child’s welfare.” This trend reached its apogee late last year with a $10 million bat mitzvah for the daughter of a New York defense contractor, at which performers such as Don Henley, Aerosmith and 50 Cent performed. What happens when children are given everything their little hearts desire? When the only boundaries they are aware of are those they cross on a summer trip to Europe? When they never hear the word “no” or have to utter the word “please”?
8 Arsene Wenger’s new Arsenal contract has seen the Frenchman get a reported £2m-a-year pay rise, keeping him among the Premier League’s top earning managers.The 67-year-old’s current Emirates contract was due to expire before he agreed to extend his stay last week for a further two years.The 2016/17 season saw a number of big names managing in England’s top division – Claudio Ranieri had signed a new Leicester contract, plus there was the likes of Wenger, Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino, Jurgen Klopp, Antonio Conte and Ronald Koeman. Ranieri has since left Leicester, while reports suggest Conte is set to be rewarded for his Premier League triumph with a bumper new deal that would see him become Chelsea’s highest paid manager ever.But, according to figures in The Sun, who is among the list of managers with hefty pay packets?Click the right arrow, above, to see which managers are the best paid in the Premier League, how much they are earning and who tops the list… 8 4. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool): £135,000-a-week 7. Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur): £105,000-a-week 8 8. Slaven Bilic (West Ham): £65,000-a-week 8 8 3. Arsene Wenger (Arsenal): £160,000-a-week 8 8 6. Ronald Koeman (Everton): £115,000-a-week =1. Pep Guardiola (Man City): £388,000-a-week =1. Jose Mourinho (Man United): £388,000-a-week 8 5. Antonio Conte (Chelsea): £125,000-a-week
UPDATED: The Bishop of Raphoe, Dr Philip Boyce has described as “extraordinary” the fact that no evidence was found of complaints against notorious paedophile priest Eugene Greene.The Bishop was speaking after the publication of the audit into child sex abuse in the Diocese of Raphoe in Co Donegal.The audit found that there was a total of 52 complaints made against 14 priests. Bishop Boyce said the first he knew about allegations against notorious paedophile priest Eugene Green, who accounts for up to 26 of the complaints, was in 1997 during the lead-up to the court case against Green in 2000.He said a father of one victim claimed he had written to former Bishop of Raphoe Dr Seamus Hegarty but no trace of the letter could be found.“We couldn’t find any trace of letter. I expressed my sincere apology to these people and something should have been done but there was no trace of the letter until it came out in the court case. There was no copy of the letter.“That is extraordinary. It may reflect on the culture at the time. To my knowledge nothing was destroyed since I came into the Diocese,” he said. He added that Bishop Hearty was quite meticulous and he did not believe he destroyed any letters.“The letter wasn’t there and it’s a great disappointment that it wasn’t. I am truly sorry for what happened and nothing was done at the time. “It was the 1970s and we weren’t aware of the damage that child abuse could do. It makes me all the more determined to make our parishes a safe place for our children,” he said.Bishop Boyce added that there has not been any letter’s of complaint from survivors of child sex abuse.“”It is quite incredible but that is the truth,” he said.He said that he would have no problem with a Government enquiry into the Diocese abuse “if that is what is requested.” Chief executive of the National Board Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church, Ian Elliott, said serious errors of judgement were made by successive bishops in Raphoe when responding to child abuse allegations.“Too much emphasis was placed on the situation of the accused priest and too little on the needs of their complainants“Judgements were clouded, due to the presenting problem being for example, alcohol abuse and an inability to hear the concerns about abuse of children, through that presenting problems“More attention should have been given to ensuring that preventative actions were taken quickly when concerns came to light. This view is based on an assessment of cases reported to the diocese and includes a number which were received during the precious bishops’ time in office,” he said. The report added however that it commended Bishop Boyce on his willingness to “learn the painful lessons of the past and to apply them to current practice in the diocese.”The report revealed that of the 14 priests against whom complaints were made, 8 are now “out of Ministry’ or have left the priesthood.Bishop Boyce admitted he had visited some priests in prison but he had also visited many victims in a bid to apologise to all that had happened to them.Survivor John O’Donnell described the audit as a ‘white-wash’ and said he knew it would not uncover any new revelations.He said the numbers of priests and victims uncovered by the audit was completely misleading.“It’s nothing but a white-wash and I do not believe that Bishop Boyce was sincere.“I now for a fact that there were many, many more victims of priests across Raphoe.“How can they put a proper figure on it? What about people who were abused who have since gone on to commit suicide. Or what about those in metal homes or have become alcoholics or drug addicts?“How can they have a proper audit when this is undoubtedly the case?“They didn’t even bother to go an interview the survivors. How can this be a proper report,” he addedAnother victim, Martin Gallagher from Gorthork, said nothing but a full state investigation will satisfy those whose lives were ruined“We’ve been let down again – the only thing that can be done now is a full state investigation into Raphoe.“It took me ten minutes to read it. There was nothing I it – it was a joke. There was no voice for the victim.“I was particularly angry at what Bishop Boyce said about survivors. What about those who didn’t survive?“There are so many people in graveyards in Co Donegal who I believe took their own lives as a result of attacks by paedophile priests,” he said.Bishop Boyce revealed that the vast majority of both priests and lay people in the Raphoe Diocese who had been asked to take part in the vetting programme had done so.“There is about 20 who have not and that is because there is simply a back-log.“Anybody who does not agree to take part in this vetting programme will be asked to stand aside,” he said.Bishop Boyce concluded that he is now inviting all survivors of clerical child sex abuse to continue to come to him for guidance.“The sexual abuse of a young person by a member of the clergy in whom that child placed unhesitating trust inflicts a terrible wound in the lives of victims, communities and in the Church.“It is repugnant and constitutes a stumbling block to a life of faith in those who suffer. It gives scandal to the whole of society and it is rightly regarded as repulsive.“All I can say again is that I am deeply, deeply sorry,” he said.* The report made a total of 13 recommendations which includes that Bishop Boyce continues to work with the Gardai, the HSE and the Probation Board with regard to the management of all current cases within the Raphoe Diocese.It also recommends the Child Protection Committee should prepare and publish a further Annual Report on developments within the Diocese.EndsBISHOP ADMITS IT WAS ‘EXTRAORDINARY’ THAT NO EVIDENCE OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST PAEDOPHILE EUGENE GREENE was last modified: November 30th, 2011 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:DR PHILIP BOYCEEUGENE GREENERAPHOE AUDITsex abuse
In the Minneapolis Regional, Drake (42-14) and Georgia (40-17) are joined by the tournament’s No. 7 seed and regional host Minnesota (41-12) and North Dakota State (42-14). Drake is the first-ever MVC team to sweep back-to-back MVC regular season and tournament titles. The Bulldogs’ championship earned them the Valley’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament as the program in the postseason in consecutive seasons for the first time ever. Drake has previously made the NCAA Tournament in 1993, 2008 and 2018. Print Friendly Version Coming off its sweep of the Missouri Valley Conference regular season and tournament, the Drake University softball team will play Georgia Friday at 6 p.m. in the 2019 NCAA Tournament in Minneapolis, Minn. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2. Drake and Georgia have previously played twice with the Georgia Bulldogs winning both games. The two games took place in Athens, Ga., with Georgia winning 2-0 and 1-0.
ALAMEDA — Mike Mayock apparently loved what he saw scouting the national championship game in person. With the Raiders selecting Clemson cornerback Trayvon Mullen at No. 40 overall, three of the Raiders’ first four picks come from either Alabama or Clemson.Mullen joins college teammate Clelin Ferrell and former Alabama running back Josh Jacobs in Oakland after the Raiders selected Ferrell with the fourth overall pick and Jacobs with the No. 24 pick on Thursday night.“I don’t want to put too …