LeBron James gets triple-double, Lakers top Anthony Davis-led Pelicans

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Anthony Davis had 30 points and 20 rebounds for the Pelicans, who lost their third straight game. Julius Randle had 21 points in his first game against the Lakers at Staples Center, and Jrue Holiday had 18 points and 10 assists.Davis and James shared the court for the first time since James recently declared in an interview with ESPN that it would be “amazing” if the Lakers traded for the Pelicans’ biggest star. James’ comments prompted allegations of tampering.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 ChrissNew Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said before the game that Davis will not be traded to the Lakers or anywhere else as long as he remains under contract to the Pelicans.All five Lakers starters scored in double figures, with Brandon Ingram getting 18 points after missing seven games because of a sprained left ankle. Rajon Rondo had eight points and nine assists off the bench after missing 17 games because of surgery on his right hand. Kuzma and Lonzo Ball hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to put the Lakers up 107-98 with 6:13 to play, and Los Angeles held on after losing its previous two games.The Lakers led by as many as 13 in the third quarter, but Holiday hit a 3 with one second left to cut the Pelicans’ deficit to 94-88 going into the fourth.TIP-INSPelicans: Davis had a bandage placed on his left pinkie finger during the first quarter and appeared to be trying to shake out the injury as the game went on. … New Orleans committed 13 turnovers leading to 20 points for Los Angeles. The Pelicans got 11 points off 13 Lakers turnovers. … Nikola Mirotic missed his fourth straight game because of an ankle injury.Lakers: James had seven assists in the first quarter, his most in any quarter since joining the Lakers. … Zubac got the start with JaVale McGee out because of illness and scored eight of the Lakers’ first 16 points. McGee missed his third straight game.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Pelicans’ Alvin Gentry defends LeBron James on tampering charge Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia UP NEXTPelicans: At Sacramento on Sunday.Lakers: Host Memphis on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in front of Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans after a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — LeBron James had 22 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 112-104 on Friday night.James got his third triple-double with the Lakers and No. 76 for his career, helping Los Angeles to its sixth consecutive home win. Kyle Kuzma had 23 points, and Ivica Zubac set season highs with 16 points and 11 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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Ebola Puts Liberia’s Economy in ‘New Territory’

first_imgA forceful action is necessary to restore Liberia’s economy to normalcy because Ebola has put our financial system in new territory, says the Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, Dr. J. Mills Jones.Meanwhile poverty still remains high in the country and therefore Liberians must lead the effort to restore the national economy, Dr Jones maintains. “That is why the Board of the CBL decided to take steps to help the rural economy and put new life into the microfinance sector of the country,” he added.Dr. Jones was speaking last Saturday, when he was honored by the National Apex of Savings and Loan Association as the ‘Champion of women economic empowerment’ at the official opening of its headquarters on the Old Road in Monrovia.Empowering Women and the Informal Sector  “Women hold the family together, women manage the household. For many of us, if it were not for our mothers, we would not have achieved what we were able to accomplish here today, declared the Governor.  “So, when we empower Liberian women, we are empowering the nation, we are empowering our children; we are empowering our families as well as insuring our future by putting our country on the right path.” Many times, a question has been asked about the CBL’s interest in empowering women and the Village Savings Loan Associations (VSLAs). “My response to them is that the informal sector of the economy is very important because it provides livelihood opportunity for a majority of the Liberian population.”  In this connection, “We must understand that government cannot solve all the problems; the government cannot provide all the jobs; but what I believe is that government must do all it can to create the opportunity for Liberians to improve on their own lives,” Governor Jones declared.Microfinance, Sensible strategy for fighting poverty Most Liberians operate in the informal sector of the economy’ so when the CBL improves the informal economy, “we improve opportunities for most Liberians, Dr. Jones maintains.“We believe that little by little, we will bring those in the informal economy into the mainstream of the Liberian economy. This is a sensible strategy for fighting poverty.  “We are told that the World Bank and the Liberia Institute of Statistic and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) and other organizations conducted two rounds of mobile phone surveys in October and November, 2014.  They concluded that the Ebola disease substantially impacted the Liberian economy and spoiled all sectors and that those who engage in several activities of our VSLA have also been hit by the virus.”    The CBL does not need a survey to know that, because “we have been working with the women and many others in our microfinance sector.”  Dr. Jones said, “We know that the microfinance institutions were operating below capacity of the Ebola crisis; we know that many of our farmers were hit by the virus and marketers cannot go to the market.  “We know that our cross-border traders cannot travel; we need to provide subsidy for them.”  The Central Bank boss acknowledged that he is inspired and moved by many stories from the women and he is convinced that Liberian women are ready to lift themselves out of poverty.   Earlier, Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor, who was also honored by the National Apex of Saving and Loan Association and the Village Savings Loan Associations, commended the CBL Governor and Board for empowering Liberian women.  The women lauded Governor Jones for his immense contribution to the Liberian economy and appealed to him to extend the loan program to other parts of the country where people are not yet feeling his impact.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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Mahaica man wanted for 2015 murder of taxi driver

first_imgAlmost three years after the battered body of Collin Clarke was found in a trench at Uitvlugt, West Coast Berbice, Police on Monday issued a wanted bulletin for a Mahaica, East Coast Demerara man.Sheldon Colin Abram, 47, is wanted by Police for questioning in connection with the murder of the 55-year-old man of Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara. The suspect’s last known address was given as Lot 6 Supply Village, Mahaica.Clark went missing on November 27, 2015 while he was operating his taxi. His body was found in a trench on December 3 that same year.His motor car, a Toyota Allion, was found three weeks after his decomposing body was discovered in the trench.The car was found intact, except for two missing licence plates, under a house at Perth, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara.Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Abrams is asked to contact the Police on phone numbers 226-2870, 229-2655, 911 or at the nearest Police station. All information will be treated with the strictest confidence.last_img read more

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WCB miner jailed for 8 years for stealing motorcycles in Linden

first_imgTwenty-nine-year-old Christopher Punch was sentenced to a total of eight years in prison by Magistrate Wanda Fortune after he was found guilty of four counts of simple larceny.The sentence was handed down when he made his final appearance at the Linden Magistrate’s Court last week.Punch, a miner, was sentenced to two years on each count and the charges will run consecutively.The court heard that between Thursday, February 28, and Friday, March 1, 2019, at Industrial Area, Mackenzie, Linden, while being in the company of several others, he stole a Honda XR motorcycle valued $430,000; property of Cecil Jones.The court also heard that on Saturday, February 16, 2019, while in the company of others, he stole an XR 150 motorcycle, valued $400,000; property of Stephon Warner.Additionally, the court heard that between Saturday, January 26, and Sunday, January 27, 2019, while in the company of others at Republic Avenue, Mackenzie, Linden, he stole an XR 150 motorcycle valued $435,000; property of Vacasey Franklyn.The court further heard that on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Greenheart Street, Mackenzie, Linden, while in the company of others, he stole yet another XR motorcycle valued $450,000; property of Anthony Roberts.He was arrested and charges were instituted.last_img read more

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Over 5000 Venezuelan migrants in Guyana

first_imgWith 5123 documented Venezuelan migrants in Guyana, efforts are being made to roll out a programme to help them become self-sufficient, the National Multi-Sectoral Coordinating Committee noted in a statement.Some of the Venezuelans living in GuyanaSince the bulk of the migrants are in Region One, the initiative – which is being funded by the Australian Government – will first target communities in that area, particularly at Yarakita and White Water.Spearheaded by the International Organisation of Migration (IOM), the project will provide the migrants as well as locals with tangible and technical agricultural support so that they can become self-sufficient.Currently, the IOM is in discussions with organisations such as the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA), the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and the National Toshaos Council (NTC) to finalise the details pertaining to implementation.The project will subsequently be extended to other communities with a large migrant population.Meanwhile, the Social Protection Ministry is working to ensure that Guyanese returning from Venezuela are registered at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) so that they can be issued national identification cards which will enable them to benefit from public assistance once the relevant criteria are met.Thousands of Venezuelans have been fleeing the Spanish-speaking nation in light of the growing social, political and economic crisis under the Nicolas Maduro Government. Many of them have been coming into neighbouring Guyana while others have dispersed to other countries in the region.The situation has attracted international attention and only recently, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced that it will work with the Guyana Government to expand the infrastructure of hinterland schools to cater for migrant children.With approximately 150 migrant children in Region One, the initiative will first be implemented there.The Guyana Government and Corporate Guyana have also been playing a major role in distributing supplies to the migrants who have settled in communities along the border.The Guyana Government had also announced plans to develop a homestead in Mabaruma, Region One for the migrants and up to mid-2018, authorities were in the process of acquiring land for the project.The Public Health Ministry has also extended its services to these locations to better serve the migrants.Public officers were also trained on international best practices in assisting migrants and protecting them from abuse and/or exploitation of any kind.Additionally, the Region Two Administration – which also has a huge migrant population – has identified a two-storey building that will serve as a support centre.Although the Government has managed to put certain mechanisms in place to deal with the Venezuelans seeking refuge in Guyana, it faces a major challenge of monitoring these individuals due to the length of the border between the two countries.This poses a serious concern to the population, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge had noted last year.“If you get 12 people or 15 moving and they are ill; malaria, measles and these types of afflictions, then there is a danger posed, especially to our Indigenous people by personal pandemics,” the Minister had explained.Meanwhile, as the situation in Venezuela worsens, the number of persons fleeing is growing rapidly.This is evident in Guyana’s context given that only some three months ago, there were an estimated 2900 documented Venezuelan migrants in the country.last_img read more

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Oscare Daycare proposing pre and post school care

first_imgLucie Janosek is with the board of directors with Oscare. She says there are concerns among the board and parents about the safety of the current location of the daycare because of a number of incidents over the summer. “Ultimately we’re all parents. In the summer there were a couple of very public, very violent incidents. We’ve been assured by the RCMP that the element that was the reason for those incidents has been chased out of town, which is very reassuring,” she explains. “However, there are still frequently episodes where the RCMP or the fire department is present. It’s not the safest or comfortable environment for the children.” She adds that if the move were approved for pre and post school care, it would help in reducing what the not-for-profit group pays in rent, and in turn would help with finding a new place for the daycare. – Advertisement -“We are actively trying to find a permanent home within the vicinity because the whole benefit of Oscare is that parents don’t have to come pick up their children at 2:50 or 3:00 and get them to care for another hour and a half or two,” she states. “In the meantime we’re looking to reduce our rental costs so that we can work towards a permanent location, so we’re looking at moving a portion of the program to the basement.” Secretary Treasure Doug Boyd explains that the proposal from Oscare differs from a previous proposal by the group where the desire was expressed for expand the daycare. “The request prior to this was to utilize the facilities and maybe even build on our properties,” he says. “This is an amended type of proposal looking at pre and post school. If the board does look at that favourably, then all the details would still have to be worked out with the school.” Advertisement There are currently 80 children involved with Oscare, and a maximum of 55 would be involved with the potential change if approved. The basement of École Central Elementary has had an inspection from both the fire department and licensing office that found the area suitable for the facility’s intent. The proposal will be discussed at the next Committee of the Whole meeting for School District 60 on January 13.last_img read more

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91st Avenue Reconstruction awarded to Fort Nelson company by City

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The reconstruction of 91st Avenue (75 – 78A Street) has been awarded to the lowest bidder, a company from Fort Nelson.The bid totalled $1,036,108.05. There were also other companies in the mix, but they were the higher bidders, listed below.L.B. Chapman Ltd. – Vernon, BC – $1,059,056.62Interoute Construction Ltd – Fort St. John, BC – $1,160,210.98Haab Contracting Ltd. – Baldonnel, BC – $1,604,712.90The total budget for the project for the City was $1,400,000.00. The project will be constructed after a Notice of Award has been issued.- Advertisement -Communication with any affected residents and businesses will occur before any construction starts.last_img read more

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KPL newbies Wazito snap up AFC duo

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards goal keeper Edwin Mukolwe in action against their SPL clash against Tusker FC last season. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 10- Kenyan Premier League new boys Wazito FC have snapped up the AFC Leopards duo of midfielder Harun Nyakha and goalkeeper Edwin Mukolwe as they continue to rebuild ahead of their top flight debut.Head coach Frank Ouna has confirmed that both join the side on two year deals and reckons they will be a brilliant addition to the squad. Also signing for Wazito is Ivorian Emmanuel Tienan who was previously with MOSCA.“These are players who we think will be a great addition to the squad. Nyakha is a very good midfielder especially on the ball and his experience having featured for AFC will be great for us. We are still chasing a few names and I can assure that we will have a very strong squad,” the tactician offered.Wazito earned a berth in top flight after finishing second in last season’s National Super League and Ouna who joined them midway through the 2016 season before turning them into a winning outfit has vowed they will not be in the KPL to make up the numbers.“We are coming in to compete and show that we are a good side as well. We went through so many challenges in the NSL but the players had the belief and we achieved what we didn’t think was easily achievable. It is now time to show that we can compete at the top,” the former Posta Rangers and Gor Mahia assistant coach added.Ouna has been credited with lifting the team from the ashes, one he found dwindling in relegation when he took over before raising its profile and finally a first ever berth in top flight.To aid his course, Ouna has added two more hands into his technical bench with former Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards goalkeeper trainer Iddi Salim joining the team on the same capacity.Wazito FC head coach Frank Ouna issues instructions to his players during a past National Super League match. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe has also brought on board immediate former Modern Coast Rangers head coach Mohammed Ahmed as a First Team coach. He will be in charge of training the midfielders.Francis Oduor who has been part of the team for a while will be in charge of the defense while former Gor Mahia striker George Midenyo will this time be charged with sharpening the team’s next big strikers.“It is very important to have many hands to help each other out especially at this level of the Premier League. It becomes easier to pick out and manage mistakes. I think the two new guys to the bench will add so much to the team in terms of their experience,” the tactician further added.Wazito begin their Kenyan Premier League campaign on February 5 at home against Sony Sugar.“We expect a very tough challenge but looking at how we performed especially in the GOtv Shield matches, I am certain we can weather the storm. We just need to firm up a few areas technically and we will be good to go,” further added the tactician.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Mixed reception for Fox

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“It will take more than enforcement and walls to solve the challenges we face together.” Fox has been emphasizing the need for economic investment between Mexico and the United States to extend job opportunities and end the poverty in his country that drives so many people to come to the United States. Villaraigosa said he hoped to reduce some of the heat of the immigration debate to deal on areas where the city and Mexico can both prosper. The mayor also talked about the history shared by Mexico and Los Angeles. “The ties of commerce, culture, family, and friendship between Mexico and the city of Los Angeles continue to define who we are,” Villaraigosa said. “Our city is enlivened by the largest concentration of Mexicans living outside of Mexico City.” The mayor said Los Angeles receives nearly $25 billion a year in trade from Mexico, employing 25,000 people. Villaraigosa also said Fox has tried to improve relations between Mexico and the U.S. by beefing up efforts to reduce crime and negotiating for the extradition of the suspected killer of sheriff’s Deputy David March to Los Angeles. Villaraigosa said he also wanted to concentrate on economic issues, in the hope of creating jobs in Mexico that could stem the tide of illegal immigration. “I am the mayor of Los Angeles and the areas I can deal with are trade and tourism and investments,” Villaraigosa said. “Immigration is a national policy. I have made my views clear. I do support a pathway to citizenship.” It would be presumptuous for a mayor of a city to interject himself into foreign affairs with a visiting head of state, he said. Protesters, however, marched and chanted in front of the Biltmore Regent Hotel in downtown Los Angeles where Fox met privately with Cardinal Roger Mahony and also held a round-table discussion with union and religious leaders. In addition to those protesting the illegal-immigration issue, a number of people who said they were part of the bracero program marched to demand payments promised from the Mexican government. Later, a handful of protesters positioned themselves at the entrance to the Getty Center to voice their feelings. Mahony said Fox told him as well as other religious and union leaders that he wants to improve security along the border. “He, too, is worried about the drugs and criminals that are there.” Mahony said Fox also told the delegation that he appreciates what they had accomplished in the United States. “Immigrants have something that not everybody has … it’s about having courage to go and face the unknown,” Fox said. Protesters at City Hall said they did not believe Villaraigosa should be meeting with Fox. Najee Ali of Project Islamic Hope and Earl Ofari Hutchinson of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable said Fox should only be meeting with federal officials, who have the authority to negotiate trade pacts. “Our fight is not with the undocumented immigrants who left Mexico for a better life it’s with a country that is not dealing with its economic problems and sending their people here,” Ali said. “The illegal immigrants here take our jobs, crowd our schools and hospitals and take our benefits.” Hutchinson said he remained angered over remarks Fox made several months ago that Mexicans “are doing the jobs that not even blacks want to do in there in the United States.” “I was offended by that,” Hutchinson said. “This trip is just about a smooth politician trying to make points before he is termed out of office. “He is just getting P.R. for this trip at a time when the Senate was debating an immigration bill.” Earlier on Friday, Fox told the California Chamber of Commerce in Sacramento that U.S. companies should take advantage of reduced trade barriers to invest in Mexico. “Maybe you raise capital in the United States; now you can raise capital at the same cost in Mexico,” Fox said, adding that a united North America is needed to regain a competitive edge with both Asia and Europe. The Associated Press contributed to this report. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mexican President Vicente Fox wrapped up a four-day U.S. visit Friday with a stop in Los Angeles, where he and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa discussed tourism, trade and mutual economic investments. While Fox tried to concentrate on economic issues, he was greeted throughout the day by protesters, who contend Mexico has not done enough to stem the tide of illegal immigrants into the United States. And he did not duck the issue as he addressed an audience of civic leaders gathered for a dinner reception at the Getty Center, where a mariachi band welcomed Fox and entertainment was provided later by musician David Benoit. “For the past five years, the Mexican government has established a new system that regulates the movement of people across our borders in a manner that is legal, safe and orderly,” Fox said, adding that he recognizes more needs to be done. last_img read more

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Bale to miss out? Predicted Real Madrid XI v Juventus in Champions League final

first_img 5. Raphael Varane (centre-back) 11 1. Keylor Navas (goalkeeper) – click the right arrow, above, to see Real Madrid’s predicted line-up (4-3-1-2) in squad number order 11 2. Daniel Carvajal (right-back) 9. Karim Benzema (forward) 11 11 11 8. Toni Kroos (midfield) 22. Isco (attacking midfield) 11 11 Zinedine Zidane has refused to offer any clues as to whether Gareth Bale will start a Champions League final in his home city.Bale has declared himself fit for Real Madrid’s showdown with Juventus at the National Stadium of Wales after a calf problem.LIVE on talkSPORT: Juventus v Real Madrid: Click here for details on our Champions League final coverageThe Wales forward has not played since coming off in the first half of El Clasico on April 23, and he admitted he may have rushed his return following an operation in November.Spanish international Isco shone in Bale’s absence as Real secured their first LaLiga title since 2012, and manager Zidane remained coy on his selection headache at his final pre-match press conference.“I’m not going to tell you who’s going to play tomorrow,” Zidane said.“Isco and Bale are two players who can also play together; in the long run, anything can happen.”So who will the French football legend select?Click the right arrow, above, to see how talkSPORT think Real Madrid will line up (4-3-1-2) v Serie A champions Juventus, in squad number order… 4. Sergio Ramos (centre-back) 11 12. Marcelo (left-back) 11 11 14. Casemiro (midfield) 19. Luka Modric (midfield) 11 7. Cristiano Ronaldo (forward) last_img read more

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