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NBA: Leonard doesn’t think Pachulia injured him on purpose

first_imgTrump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments “No. He was contesting the shot. The shot clock was coming down. I’ll have to see the play,” he said, as relayed by Sports Illustrated’s Ben Golliver.Pachulia, for his part, denied the allegations and addressed the criticism as “really stupid.”“I just did what I’m supposed to do: challenge the shot,” he told  reporters after the game. “I turned around and there was a call. I didn’t notice he was down until I turned back actually. I didn’t see what happened there,” he explained.Leonard’s status for Game 2 remains uncertain, as he is scheduled to undergo an MRI. JBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) scores against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, California, Sunday, May 14, 2017. (AP/Jeff Chiu)The Golden State Warriors completed one of the most spirited comebacks in recent memory, as they rallied from a 25-point deficit to take game one of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, 113-111 on Sunday (Monday in Manila).READ: Warriors rally to take Game 1 as Spurs lose LeonardADVERTISEMENT Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES Zaza took an extra step after Kawhi released the ballDirty as all hellpic.twitter.com/MJhNLAVn1h— Tom Petrini (@RealTomPetrini) May 14, 2017 Seaba U-16: Guadaña has triple-double, Batang Gilas routs Indonesia However, the win was marred by controversy, after the Dubs’ center Zaza Pachulia appeared to slide under the Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard early in the third quarter, as he was in the process of landing after taking a jump shot.The two-time NBA All-Star stepped on Pachulia’s foot and re-aggravated his left ankle sprain injury, causing him to leave the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle Filipinos 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 His absence certainly turned the tides in favor of the home team, as they seized momentum and went on an 18-0 run.As expected, netizens were quick to lambast the Georgian enforcer and accused him of deliberately injuring the Spurs’ best player.But Leonard was quick to dismiss the claims, and said it was unintentional.“Did he step under it? Like on purpose?” the 25-year-old forward, who finished with 26 points and eight rebounds, asked reporters post-game.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Rights Group Report Details Police Abuses

first_imgThe Liberia National Police (LNP) remains unethical in the discharge of its duties to protect lives and properties. They showed brutal, destructive, abusive attributes and are mostly the gross violators of the rights of people, a local human rights group has said in its 2014 report released on Wednesday.Rescue Alternatives Liberia (RAL), has described as “worsening, (the level of) human rights violations by security actors especially the police against civilians.” This startling allegation was contained in its report entitled, “Human Rights Situation Report 2014: A Close Look at Police Behavior.”Sam Nimely, RAL Program Coordinator, launched his organization’s report on Wednesday at the opening of a one day forum on policing in Monrovia.The ceremony, which brought together police officers and community dwellers, was held in the borough of New Kru Town, outside Monrovia.According to Nimely, the 21-page document catalogues cases of human rights violations and abuses through visitations and monitoring by his group’s human rights monitors.Nimely said places visited and monitored included communities, prison facilities including the Monrovia Central Prison (MCP), in Montserrado County, the Gbarnga Central Prison, in Bong County, and the Sanniquellie Correction Palace in Nimba County.“At the community level, the monitoring exercise highlighted the use of excessive force by law enforcement officers, especially police at the various detention centers,”Nimely said.The report also identified constrictions faced by detainees such as capacity of prisons, category of inmates, ages and genders, conditions in the cells, hygiene, medical and health care, clothing, work, leisure and physical exercise.“This report contains observations and recommendations made to authorities of the Ministry of Justice aimed at addressing those issues identified during the visitations and the monitoring exercises,” he explained.The report recalled that on November 10, 2014, several persons sustained various degrees of injuries when a group of protesters, mainly partisans and supporters of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), stormed the MCP compound to demand the release of one their colleagues who was imprisoned on the orders of the Monrovia City Court after being charged by the police with “aggravated assault and kidnapping.”The CDC partisan was sent to court for prosecution after he was linked to an alleged flogging and kidnapping of another partisan at the party’s headquarters in Sinkor, Monrovia.During the incident, the document said, a woman named, Gladys Washington, resident of Clara Town, allegedly sustained a head injury after she was severely beaten by the police.According to the report, on November 12, 2014, a 20 year old man identified as Papa Walker was allegedly found hanged in the New Kru Town Police Station in Monrovia.  Police authorities claimed that Papa hanged himself, an act his family members are calling foul play.His body has been buried by government without the consent of the family the report alleges adding that the family has been denied the findings of the investigation intended to establish the cause of his death.Citing another incident, RAL alleges that on Saturday, November 15, a pregnant woman (not named) was flogged by the police commander at the Metro One Police Station on Center Street.She was mistreated for reportedly refusing to allow police to take away her generator in the absence of her husband who was accused of being a thief. In the process, she sustained injuries.The RAL report says the Traffic Division of the police has been accused by drivers, especially commercial drivers, of threatening then with traffic tickets to intimidate and extort money from them.“Whether you are in the wrong or not, traffic police always threatened to issue you a US$50 ticket or its Liberian dollar equivalent to be paid to the police before letting you go on with your business,” said the report quoting some of the drivers.The report said that prison authorities blame judges for the increase of pre- trial detainees, which it said is gradually contributing to prison overcrowding.“They said the failure of judges to fast track cases is creating serious problems for correction officers who have to contend with the rising number of inmates.”The report emphasized further that prisons and detention centers remain harsh and difficult for human habitation.“As for the inmates themselves, they are faced with the problems of poor lighting, ventilation and sanitation. They are vulnerable to contracting diseases such as malaria, flu and rashes. Their health in prison is deplorable and there is no preventive supplies, feeding and response to medical emergency,” the document added.Meanwhile, phone calls to get the reaction of LNP proved futile as Public Relations Officer Sam Collins did not return repeated calls likewise a text message sent for his attention.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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‘I wonder if they might both be at Barcelona in a few years?’

first_imgIt’s that time of the week again… the time for talkSPORT 2’s afternoon show to pick its ‘Magnificent Seven’.Each Monday afternoon, host Ray Stubbs and his guests, Dan Windle and Ian Cruise, dissect the weekend action to come up with a list of sporting excellence.There are no real rules, everything and everyone is up for grabs.This weekend we had standout performances in the Premier League, the Six Nations, the Davis Cup, European tour golf and, of course, the Super Bowl.So who made the cut? Have a listen to find out…last_img read more

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Huff named chairman of Assembly GOP caucus

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe position is significant, said Assemblyman- elect Anthony Adams, R-Hesperia. “The caucus chair is the right-hand man of the leader,” Adams said. “He runs the caucus and chairs the meetings. He ensures the caucus effectively communicates our message, policies and political priorities. He’s kind of like a super whip.” Adams said that Assembly Minority Leader Mike Villines, R-Fresno, made a good choice in Huff. “I’m a big fan of Bob Huff,” Adams said. “You really like someone like Bob, who’s strong on his principles, but is not an ideologue.” Huff and the other 119 legislators figure to face tough challenges in the coming year, he said Friday as he spoke to a breakfast meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the Los Angeles County Lincoln Clubs. SANTA FE SPRINGS – State Assemblyman Bob Huff has been named chairman of the Assembly Republican Caucus. While Huff, R-Diamond Bar, said Friday he couldn’t confirm or deny the appointment – word of it was leaked by Jon Fleischman, owner of the Republican blog FlashReport and former deputy executive director of the Republican party. And Mike Spence, president of the California Republican Assembly, said Friday that a number of Assembly members have told him of the appointment. “Everybody knows Bob Huff is going to be the caucus chair,” Spence said. “We have a governor who wants to tackle prison reform, health care, and pay down debt, and he’s not going to raise taxes,” Huff said, adding that on top of all that, the state has balance its budget. “If you’re not going to raise taxes, that means you have to cut spending or services, and I’m telling you I don’t see that happening,” Huff said. “I’ve been up there the last couple of years and there everybody wants something. All 120 legislators have a program they like. That’s how government grows so easily.” To make matters worse, the legislative analyst’s office is predicting a $5.5billion shortfall for fiscal 2006-07. Huff also talked about Assembly Republicans’ problems with Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The differences have been over spending, including the $42 billion in bonds voters just passed as well as the state budget, he said. “We have a general fund budget that has gone up $20 billion since the governor has been in there, but we also have increased spending by a little bit more,” Huff said. While a growing economy has allowed the extra spending, the housing market is cooling off, which already appears to be slowing the state’s economic growth. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 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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Newcastle’s move for Almiron in doubt over ‘astronomical’ wage demands

first_img REVEALED Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 3 However, it’s understood the Paraguay playmaker’s wage demands, which amount to in excess of £100,000 a week, as well as agent fees, are proving to be major stumbling blocks.Club sources have described the figures involved as “astronomical”, with both parties a significant distance off an agreement as things stand.Atlanta president Darren Eales had earlier insisted he would only consider selling the player if the proposed fee “starts with a three”.And even if he was referring to US dollars, that would represent a significant upgrade on Newcastle’s current record, set back in August 2005 when they splashed out £16m to land Michael Owen. The 24-year-old lifts the MLS Cup after beating Portland Timbers last month 3 Most Read In Football gameday cracker SORRY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade latest 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Rafa Benitez has identified the Paraguay international as one of his main targets in this transfer window RANKED revealed Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Newcastle are considering pulling the plug on a deal to bring Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron to St James Park over his “astronomical” wage demands.Toon boss Rafa Benitez has identified Almiron, 24, as one of his key January transfer targets, with the Spaniard and his recruitment team working hard to get the transfer done. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron’s wage demands are halting his move to Newcastle Conflicting reports have suggested £25m may be enough to prise Almiron away.Even if that was the case though – and that is a big if given the current uncertainty over the club’s ownership – the wage packet and his agent’s fee could yet scupper the deal.Rafa Benitez, who has yet to sign a contract extension at the club, is well aware of the financial restrictions in place at the club. BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won scrap However, he was increasingly frustrated with the lack of investment in the squad over the summer, which has seen the side struggle in the Premier League so far this season – and just two points clear of the relegation zone.Unpopular owner Mike Ashley is in discussions with a consortium led by former Manchester United and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon to sell the club this month.However, with no sign of the proposed takeover reaching a conclusion anytime soon, a decision will be taken on whether or not the transfer is viable on financial, as well as football, grounds.last_img read more

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Registration help for Zimbabweans

first_imgA toll-free call centre has been put in place to help affected Zimbabweans: people wanting more information about the registration process can call 0800 864 488 or 0800 601 190. Source: BuaNews 1 October 2010 South Africa has taken a number of steps to help Zimbabweans living in the country to get their residence and other documents in order – including setting up a call centre, and a special monitoring team including NGOs and members of Zimbabwe’s MDC party.Special dispensation ends 31 December The South African government announced in August that, as of 31 December 2010, it would be ending a special dispensation allowing Zimbabweans to stay in the country without residence permits. The decision was taken following an agreement between Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and her Zimbabwean counterparts. Dlamini-Zuma said the original agreement between South Africa and Zimbabwe was that the special dispensation would be in place for 12 months, from April 2009 to April 2010. The government had decided to extend this period in order to give Zimbabweans time to apply for the travel documents, study or work permits they needed to ensure that their stay in South Africa was legal.center_img ‘No mass deportation’ Several non-governmental organisations have criticised the move, saying it would lead to massive deportation of vulnerable Zimbabweans. However, Dlamini-Zuma said that Pretoria and Harare will be working together to ensure that all undocumented Zimbabweans in South Africa were documented before the end of the year. From 1 January 2011, those who were unregistered would face being deported – but this did not mean that South African officials would be embarking on a mass deportation campaign. “We will not just be deporting people come 31 December,” Dlamini-Zuma said. “We are merely saying that all undocumented people must get their documents during this period to ensure that by January 1 next year their stay in South Africa is regularised. That is absolutely normal; every country does it.”Amnesty The government has also granted amnesty to Zimbabweans who obtained South African identification documents fraudulently, on condition that they returned these documents to the Home Affairs Department as soon as possible. Businesses or educational institutions who had undocumented Zimbabweans in their organizations would also not be punished. Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni said this week that thousands of Zimbabweans had come forward since the registration process started on 20 September. However, there had been much confusion about which documents were needed in order to complete the process, which had led to many Zimbabweans being turned away after standing in long queues at Home Affairs offices.‘Bring correct supporting documents’ Apleni said that, while Home Affairs was issuing permits to qualifying Zimbabweans free of charge, the normal processes still applied, and Zimbabweans had to bring the correct supporting documents with them when came to apply. Apleni explained that according to the agreement between Pretoria and Harare, the Zimbabwean embassy in Pretoria and its consulates would assist with issuing valid travel documents to Zimbabweans living in South Africa. Zimbabweans then had to take these travel documents, together with their supporting documents, to any of Home Affairs’ 46 regional offices countrywide. There they would fill in an application form and have their fingerprints taken. Applicants would be informed via SMS of the status of their application. Explaining what ws meant by “supporting documents”, Apleni said: “If you’re a domestic worker, your employer must submit an affidavit [stating employment]. If you are doing business, you need to produce proof of your business operations.” He called on South African businesses and learning institutions to provide Zimbabwean employees and students with affidavits verifying their status. “In this regard, we wish to assure South African businesses and employers that no punitive measures will follow such declaration of their employees.” To help with the long queues, Home Affairs had deployed an additional 200 officials, both at headquarters and throughout the provinces, to facilitate the process. Apleni said the department would also implement a queue management system, in addition to the monitoring system that had already been set up to identify problems areas. last_img read more

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Emergency personal safety wearable use rising

first_imgMore than a third of people in the United States do not feel safe walking home at night, according to a Gallup poll, which is a good explanation for the recent surge in personal safety wearables coming to the market.In the past six months, five companies have announced wearables with the capability to send emergency alerts to friends, family, and the police. Some have the feature built in to a more sophisticated device, while others make it the primary functionality.See Also: Startup Jio wants to protect children with an invisible wearableWearsafe is one of the latter, it announced a wearable tag on Wednesday that, once pressed, places select family and friends in a group chat. The chat will receive your GPS location and a 60 second audio file recorded before the button was pressed, which should provide more context to the situation.Nimb offers similar functionality, but in the form of a ring. Both devices send out an alert through Bluetooth and both require your close connections to phone the emergency services. Roar differs slightly, it also sends out a loud alarm that will supposedly deter attackers.Roar’s wearable is already available for pre-order and will ship this fall. Nimb launched on Kickstarter, reaching its $50,000 goal in 18 hours and currently sitting at $158,000 with 30 days to go. Wearsafe is using a different method, a $5 per month subscription—the tag comes free.While a dedicated wearable for personal safety may be useful, we are starting to see this functionality embedded into multi-purpose wearables, which may be good enough for most people.How long can these single purpose wearables last?In Pebble’s latest Kickstarter, it announced Core, a clippable device that streams your Spotify music, tracks your fitness, and also has a button that can alert your close connections to an emergency. All of this comes for $20 less than the Nimb, which only provides alerts.Apple also plans to add emergency alerts to the Watch, Sport, and Edition in the next major update. That’s a more expensive option, but bundles the alert with a huge variety of smartwatch functionality.Ultimately these single-use devices are on a limited lifespan. Wearables currently don’t provide this functionality, but by next year we expect Android Wear smartwatches and Fitbit trackers to come with an emergency alarm for users, if it becomes a heavily requested feature. David Curry Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Follow the Puckcenter_img Tags:#Apple Watch#Internet of Things#IoT#Nimb#Pebble Core#Roar#safety#security#wearables#Wearsafe Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

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Best Indian Food Festivals

first_imgThe passion for great food may be universal, but New Delhi is known to take its food very seriously. Related Itemslast_img

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Agent: ‘Caldara ready for Milan’

first_imgMattia Caldara’s agent has assured Milan fans that the defender is “ready” to kickstart his career at the club. The 25-year-old has yet to play a Serie A game for the Rossoneri since his arrival from Juventus in the summer of 2018 due to first an Achilles problem and then an ACL injury. However, Beppe Riso is adamant the former Atalanta star can now focus on working his way into Stefano Pioli’s plans. “He’s ready, he is doing well,” Riso told Calciomercato.com. “He tells me he is feeling better every day.” Caldara’s last Serie A match came in May 2018, against Cagliari when he was still playing for Atalanta. He initially moved to Juve in January 2017 but never played for the Old Lady and switched clubs with Leonardo Bonucci 18 months later. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

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Sri Lanka’s massive defeat against New Zealand leaves Angelo Mathews disappointed

first_imgSri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews had cast a wistful eye over the green-tinged University Oval pitch when he won the toss in the first Test against New Zealand and probably thought to himself, ‘what would Dhammika do on this’?Mathews, without his injured spearhead Dhammika Prasad, inserted Brendon McCullum’s side anyway and hoped his pace trio might be able to make up for the absence of the fast bowler.Unfortunately for the captain, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal and Dushmantha Chameera got their lines and lengths wrong in the opening session and were plundered by New Zealand’s batsmen.The hosts rattled along at more than four runs an over on the first day and finished it at 408-9, which helped set up their 122-run victory on Monday when they eventually bowled Sri Lanka out in their second innings for 282.”We are a little bit disappointed with the way we went in the first innings with the way we bowled, especially on that wicket,” Mathews said in a televised interview. “There was a lot of grass on that wicket and after we won the toss I expected a little bit more from the bowlers.”But we didn’t land the ball on the right spot and they capitalised on that.”With the batting lineup they have if you bowl too loose they will capitalise (and) unfortunately they got off to a flier.”In the second innings we bowled pretty good lines and lengths but it was too late.”The hosts also found the pitch difficult to extract any significant sideways movement or swing through the air and resorted to periods of hostile short-pitched bowling to make it as uncomfortable as possible.advertisementLeft-arm spinner Rangana Herath was targeted several times by New Zealand’s bowlers with the 37-year-old being struck twice, once on his hand and the other in the head, but it was the way he shook it off and continued to occupy the crease that showcased the resolve the side had.”We showed a lot of guts,” Mathews added. “Especially the bowlers in the way they batted in both innings but unfortunately we couldn’t hang in there.”The Sri Lankans have made no secret they are a team in transition following the retirements of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara and Mathews felt confident his team would improve for the second Test in Hamilton starting on December 18.”Yes it is an inexperienced team, not too many guys have played more than 10 Tests, but it’s just a learning curve for us and a mindset thing,” he said.”We have to go out there and enjoy it.”last_img read more

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