Believe it! 76ers roll with Meek Mill past Heat, into 2nd round

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Believe it, Philly.The 76ers are rolling in the postseason — and rappers, politicians, actors and athletes are dancing along in the ride.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownEmbiid and Ben Simmons shined again in front of rapper Meek Mill, and the dominant duo ushered the nightmares-into-dreams Process of the Philadelphia 76ers into the second round with a 104-91 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.The 76ers, winners of 10 games just two seasons ago, are in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs for the first time since 2012. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Goran Dragic was whistled for a technical after slapping Simmons on the backside of his head, and that got the crowd howling early in the third. Simmons kept his cool — the rookie is rarely rattled — and made the Heat pay. JJ Redick sank the free throw off the technical, and Simmons kicked the ball out to Robert Covington on the possession for a 3 and a 54-48 lead. Redick followed with his third 3, and Philly was litty again.Redick, who scored 27, sank the dagger late in the fourth that got the party started. Coach Brett Brown was showered with water and sports drinks in the locker room.“We’ve got more to do. We’ve got more to give,” Brown said.TIP-INSHeat: Josh Richardson played with a sprained left shoulder. He picked up three fouls in his first 2 minutes. … James Johnson was hit with personal and technical fouls late in the fourth that ended a 10-0 Miami run. … Justise Winslow led the Heat with 18 points.76ers: Redick was whistled for a technical foul in the first half. … Missed 10 of 12 3s in the first half.WADE OUT?Dwyane Wade is considering retirement. He congratulated Embiid after the game (“the NBA is in great hands with Joel”) and said he “couldn’t have asked for a better ending” this season than to return to the Heat. Wade did not announce a decision on his future.“You’re going to make me emotional if we start to think about that or talk about that right now,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. Salah magic leads Liverpool to win over Roma in Champion League semis “I kind of promised the city this,” Embiid said.The Sixers won the series 4-1 and turned the Wells Fargo Center into the wildest house party in the city. Embiid had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Simmons had 14 points and 10 boards, and the entire team was energized by Mill’s surprise appearance. Mill made a dramatic return hours after Pennsylvania’s highest court ordered him freed while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions.He was taken from prison by helicopter to Philadelphia, where he rang the ceremonial bell at the start of Game 5.“Welcome home Meek Mill,” was about all that was heard from the public address announcer as wild cheers drowned out the rest. Mill sat courtside next to Hart and Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin.Before the game, Mill visited privately with the Sixers in their locker room.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments “For him to come to this type of game … I was just happy,” Embiid said.Hart talked trash, wandered onto the edge of the court to rile up fans and palled around with Mill as the young and gettin’ it Sixers proved they just might be the team to beat in the East.They’ll have plenty of time to rest and recover — Embiid again played in a black mask to guard a face injury — with the other Eastern Conference playoff series expected to stretch into the weekend.They await the winner of Milwaukee-Boston. The Celtics lead the series 3-2.The 76ers were buzzing once Mill’s release made headline news in the city. Rubin had organized prison trips with Embiid, Simmons and Markelle Fultz, and the rapper’s songs played in the locker room and during warmups.Simmons called Mill’s presence “amazing.”“Just having someone that looks out for us, all of us here, it would just mean a lot for him to be back in Philly, in the city of Philadelphia with the fans, especially with a game like that tonight,” Simmons said.Mill breezed into the locker room about 45 minutes before tip and hugged some of the Sixers. Mill was met with a crush of media and celebrity fans as he tried to take his courtside seat. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and retired boxing great Bernard Hopkins sat near Hart and Mill, and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf joined them in the second half. The national champion Villanova Wildcats posed for pictures with Mill in the locker room.What they saw was just the latest beatdown from a franchise whose maligned rebuild has morphed into the one of the trendiest terms in sports.The Sixers outscored the Heat by 14 in the third quarter to snap a tie game and had fans belting “Trust the Process!” MOST READ Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, left, of Cameroon, talks with Rapper Meek Mill, right, during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 104-91. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid hoisted diminutive comedian Kevin Hart not unlike the way a parent would toss up a toddler. Embiid then pulled him in for a hug as confetti rained on the court, team flags waved around them and the promise of a rowdy late-night celebration was on deck.Hart grabbed the mic and yelled, “Let’s give it up for Joel Embiid!”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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’last_img read more

Ernie Gawilan wins Philippines’ first ever gold in Asian Para Games

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 The 27-year-old Gawilan, who was born with underdeveloped extremities, also bagged silver in the Men’s 50m Freestyle S7 with a time of 31.93 seconds behind gold medalist Wei Soong Toh (29.01 seconds) of Singapore while Narayan (32.16 seconds) wound up with his second bronze.The Philippines won three more medals with Achelle Guion nabbing the silver medal in the 45kg powerlifting, Arthus Bucay winning the bronze in Para Cycling Men’s Time Trial and Gawilan’s teammate Gary Bejino finishing with a bronze in the 100m Backstroke.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 ChrissWith five medals overall, the Philippines is currently in eighth place in the medal tally as of posting time while China, which has 18 golds, leads the pack with 31 medals. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Melindo stopped in 7th by Japan’s Shiro in world title fightcenter_img Photo taken from Ernie Gawilan’s Facebook accountErnie Gawilan delivered the Philippines’ first-ever gold medal in the 2018 Asian Para Games Sunday at Gelora Bung Karno Aquatic Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia.Gawilan ruled the Para Swimming Men’s 200m Individual Medley SM7, clocking 2:52.43 to beat Chen Liang-Da of Chinese Taipei (2:55.90) and Jadhav Suyash Narayan of India (2:56.51).ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Guyana Bar Association walks out of CoI

first_imgBY SHEMUEL FANFAIR“Improper, unethical” and “unprofessional” were the words Attorney and President of the Guyana Bar Association Christopher Ram uttered, as he marched out of Wednesday afternoon’s session of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the deadly Camp Street Prison riots. This walk-out occurred during the cross-examination of Deputy Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels who prisoners claimed gave the orders to lock the prison door.The Attorney sought to make the correlation that Attorney Selwyn Pieters, who is representing the Joint Services and appointed by the State, is also representing Deputy Director Samuels .Ram grilled the witness over the supposition that Pieters’ counsel representation of Samuels is “a private arrangement” – a line of questioning that was discontinued by Commission Chairman James Patterson, who noted that divulging those details would violate lawyer-client privilege.Attorney Christopher Ram walks out of Wednesday’s session of the CoIThis did not however sit well Attorney Ram who pointed out a conflict of interest.“Here it is we have an entity that is subject of this enquiry, set up by the President and the same Government providing legal counsel,” the Bar Association President expressed.At this point, it was Attorney representing the Disciplined Services, Pieters who now attempted to object to Ram’s continued line of questioning. This however prompted the Bar Association to interject before Pieters could raise any of his concerns.“Mr Chairman, I am not going to take this interruption from the other side unless it’s a proper point of objection, we had enough from that side,” he noted. As Ram was subsequently allowed to proceed, he then asked Samuels if he was aware of any prisoner or survivor of the prison fire being provided with legal counsel by the State. Samuels responded in the negative.When Ram attempted to ascertain the reasons behind Samuels being sent on leave, Attorney Pieters was swift in disallowing a response from his witness.“Any personnel issues between Senior Superintendent Samuels and the Ministry of Public Security and the Director of the Prison are matters that are private,” Pieters opined.Ram then responded “The Bar Association will not sit down here and be interrupted; we have a serious problem in that we are not being allowed full opportunity to cross-examine. This is a matter that is in the press. A statement made by the Minister of Public Security, he says that ‘him going on leave’, that is, Mr Samuels is a necessity at this stage.”As he was not allowed to pursue this line of questioning, Ram then opted to withdraw from the CoI and reiterated that the decision has been taken since the Bar Association was not provided with a proper opportunity to examine the witnesses.“We believe that the purpose and objective of this Commission is being seriously compromised,” he stressed.Justice Patterson told Ram that if he decides to withdraw, he may not be allowed to return. At this point, Attorney Pieters in cross-talk questioned Ram if he had consulted with the Bar Association’s Board or if he “unilaterally” made the decision to withdraw. In a show of frustration, Ram uttered: “You give me a break” and departed from the room, shutting the door behind him.Earlier this week, questions over the lack of transparency were raised after the media and members of the public were barred from hearing the testimonies of Prison Service members Cleveland Hudson and another whose name was only give as “Officer Lyken.”“Officer Lyken” was reportedly ordered by his superiors to take video footage of the prison riots, while it is being floated that it was Hudson who gave the orders to lock the prison doors.Public Security Minister Kemraj Ramjattan when questioned on Monday, opined that the closed door setting is within the authority of the Chairman.“The CoI is controlled by the CoI members… he has authority to do that. I suppose under the Terms of Reference and if he thinks it is a matter for security reasons, why not,” the Minister had noted. Following a period of rioting at the Camp Street penitentiary, 17 inmates lost their lives as a result of fire.last_img read more

Fassell FC for Test Matches Outside Liberia Ahead of CAF Cup

first_imgThe Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of the newly promoted 1st division Fassell FC, Cassell A. Kuoh Sr., has said his side might play test matches outside Liberia ahead of their participation in the 2015 CAF Confederation Cup.Mr. Kuoh did not say where in particular his team might go, but he said the test matches would prepare the team for better representation in the Confederation Cup.BYC and Red Lions ended their CAF campaigns last week. BYC ended their journey in the 1/16th stage as well as Red Lions. Lions did not kick a ball in their first game but lost their second game both at home and abroad against Algerian side Club Sportif Constantinois.Fassell FC became the FA champions when last Wednesday, a 6th minute 39 seconds goal by Amos Kollie, dubbed PJ against NPA Anchors at the crowded Antoinette Tubman Stadium.It is Fassell FC’s first experience since its establishment in 2009. On the road to the final, the Soccer Missionaries (Fassell FC) eliminated the Sime Darby, Red Lions and LPRC Oilers.In the female division, Blanco FC pinned Earth Angels 3-2 to get the female knockout championship.Love Kofa, Agatha Niemene and Joy Kollie got the goals for Blanco, while Angeline Kieh netted the brace.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bandits strike again in Berbice

first_img-rob Spready’s Supermarket, Kildonan businessBandits struck almost simultaneously at two locations on the Corentyne on Tuesday afternoon, as crime on the Corentyne continues to keep law enforcement officers on the edge.At about 15:00h a lone gunman went into Spready’s Supermarket, located at PortSpready’s Supermarket located at Port MourantMourant on the Corentyne, however his target was not the supermarket which had a few customers at the time, as the man went to the MoneyGram money transfer outlet in the building.He took the money which the attendant was at the time counting, and then jumped over the counter and opened two drawers, emptying the cash into a black bag he was carrying at the time.The business which the bandits invaded at Kildonan VillageAccording to an eyewitness, within minutes the man escaped, riding off on a motorcycle. Reports are that the bandit, who was wearing a helmet to conceal his identity, stole $80,000 from the money transfer outlet.Meanwhile, at Kildonan Village, about ten miles away, three men clad with black clothing, two of whom were masked, entered the home of Nirmala Devi Persaud, 50, a vendor who operates a vegetable stall from her Lot 17 Kildonan Village home.According to Devi, the unmasked man carried a hand gun, while another carried duct tape.“Them duct tape me hand from outside and drag me and carry me upstairs and them tumble all them room and suh. Then them duct tape me mouth, me head, me foot and ask for money and gold, me na get wah me been go give them,” the traumatised woman related.She explained that the bandits were able to take her jewellery away from her. “The one with the gun take off the lil bob earring me had on me ears. Me had one purse here with couple twenty dollar, me think $80, them pick it up.”The men left when a customer approached and began calling for Devi; they escaped with one gold earring, one cellular phone and $5080 in cash.Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Ian Amsterdam, when contacted, stated that the Police are currently investigating both reports of robbery. While no arrests have been made, the Police were on the hunt for a known man.last_img read more

Watson finally snaps personal Florida cold spell

first_imgTom Watson won the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am for his first professional victory in Florida, closing with a 1-under 70 in cold and windy conditions Sunday for a one-stroke margin over Jay Haas and Andy Bean. The round was played in temperatures reaching the low 40s, with 30 mph gusts. Six players, including Watson, started play at 7:30 a.m. to complete their second rounds after darkness suspended play Saturday. Ilonen had a 9-under 275 total on the Damai Indah course in Jakarta, Indonesia. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Watson finished at 4-under 209 and earned $240,000 for his ninth career Champions Tour title. Sterling at Jacobs Creek: Scott Sterling parred the 18th hole and David Lutterus had a bogey to give the American a one-stroke victory at the Nationwide Tour Jacob’s Creek Open. Sterling finished with a 1-under 71 on the Kooyonga Golf Club course in Adelaide, Australia, where Australian Lutterus – a 21-year-old part-time bartender – has been a member for seven years. Sterling finished with a 12-under 276 total. Indonesian Open: Finland’s Mikko Ilonen shot a 1-under 70 for a one-stroke victory at the Indonesian Open, sanctioned by the European and Asian tours. center_img Watson, the five-time British Open champion who entered the week 0 for 93 as a pro in Florida, birdied the final hole in the second round shortly after frost cleared on the TPC Tampa Bay course in Lutz, Fla., to pull within a stroke of the lead. “I guess after all I’ve played in Florida it has just never been cold enough,” Watson said. “It took Kansas City weather to make it happen.” last_img read more

Allardyce hopes former Arsenal man will get West Ham back on track

first_imgWest Ham boss Sam Allardyce is hopeful that the arrival of former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song will help improve his players, as the Hammers fell 3-1 at home to Southampton.Song joins the east Londoners on a season-long loan deal from Barcelona and Allardyce admitted he will be turning to the Cameroon international to help inspire his lacklustre stars.“He’s brilliant, but he’ll be wondering what he’s come to after watching that performance today. We’ve brought in a quality player and the players here are going to get better with him,” he said.West Ham took an early lead through Mark Noble, but two goals from wantaway Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and a strike from summer signing Graziano Pelle ensured it would be the Saints who took maximum points, leaving the Hammers boss with much to ponder.“We weren’t very good at all,” Allardyce blasted afterwards.“It’s a massive wake-up call to these guys. We were not 100 per cent today in lots of areas. When that happens, you’ve got have resilience and determination. The way Southampton got in front was not through stunning, passing football, it was through a lapse of concentration on two set-pieces that let them.“Carl Jenkinson, Matt Jarvis and James Collins need to get back and they need to be in this squad, because on today’s performance we were short.”last_img read more

Landslide aftermath surveyed

first_imgSAN DIEGO – Erinn and Alton McCormick had no idea when they bought their house in June that it sat directly beneath a weak hillside. On Thursday, it sat buried up to the roofline by a wall of earth and cracked asphalt studded with pieces of curb, eucalyptus and palm tree that used to be across the street. Residents returning to the shaken neighborhood – whether just to grab some things and take photos to show insurance adjusters or, if they were lucky, to stay for good – struggled to figure out who to blame for the landslide that took a chunk out of their La Jolla hillside a day earlier. The collapse came just hours after engineers hired to inspect an earth slippage that was first spotted in July warned residents not to sleep in their homes because of the potential for instability in an area that has suffered landslides in the past. It sent four homes sinking down the slope and shoved tons of dirt up to the roofline of the McCormicks’ house on the street below. In all, nine homes had severe structural damage that put them off limits and 18 others remained yellow-tagged for further inspection before they can be reoccupied. The only possible exception is if homeowners prove the landslide was caused by something that is covered, like utility-line ruptures, said Jennifer Kearns, a spokesman for the California Department of Insurance. “If the history of inspections of pipelines on Mount Soledad indicates that leakage isn’t an isolated event, if it keeps happening and they just deal with it, you have to ask what kind of work have they been doing over the past 10 years,” said Ahmed Elgamal, a professor of structural engineering at the University of California, San Diego. “If it’s been active that’s a sign that in certain areas it’s an expected event that the pipes would move.” The city spotted cracks on Soledad Mountain Road in July and water and gas main breaks in August. A water line in the neighborhood was replaced with an above-ground pipeline in September to avert damage, and engineers were in the area installing measuring devices just as the land began to shift. Residents below the slide’s origin, like the McCormicks, said they didn’t have any warning that the hill above might give way. According to San Diego real-estate attorney George Berger, California laws don’t necessarily require individual sellers to disclose information about previous landslides, especially if there isn’t any evidence of movement on the property itself.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “They told us the worst-case scenario was six feet of dirt in our front yard,” said Erinn McCormick, 37, who said she first heard that engineers were concerned about a slip a month after she moved into her “dream house.” “Then I talked to an engineer yesterday morning before I took my kids to school, and he said, `I wouldn’t stay here if I were you.”‘ McCormick, who could see her buried house from a police checkpoint but hadn’t been able to return and inspect it, said she had spent days calling city officials about a water leak in her street. She didn’t get a response until Monday, two days before the collapse, when workers finally turned off a hydrant. A total of 111 homes were evacuated after the slide. Residents of 84 undamaged houses were allowed to return Thursday. “They told me I wouldn’t ever be able to get back in, but it’s absolutely perfect,” said Jeanne Plante, 43, who said she was just planning to remodel her $1.7 million mountainside house. “I probably lost half a million in equity overnight, though.” Many insurers provide homeowners’ policies that protect against earthquakes and floods but they have shied away from covering landslides, which only affect a relatively small number of people. last_img

West Ham’s £8m-rated Juventus target assessed

first_imgWest Ham are set to delve into the transfer market again this summer and it seems manager Slaven Bilic has targeted Juventus defender Angelo Ogbonna. Here, talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight takes a took at the 27-year-old…Name: Angelo OgbonnaDate of birth: 23/05/1988 (age 27)Born: Cassino, TorinoClub: JuventusPosition: DefenderInternational: 10 Italy caps (correct as of 07/07/15)What’s the latest?West Ham have apparently won the race for 27-year-old Ogbonna and will pay Juventus £8.5m for his services, beating competition from Everton for his signature, according to the Daily Mail. Ogbonna struggled to cement a regular first-team spot with the Italian double winners last season and manager Massimiliano Allegri is prepared to allow the centre-back to leave Turin.Did you know?1) Ogbonna was born in the central Italian town of Cassino to Nigerian parents, who had emigrated to Italy five years earlier.2) Scouted by Torino, Ogbonna developed his game in the club’s youth academy and made his first-team debut as an 18-year-old in a Serie A encounter against Reggina Calcio in February 2007.3) He spent the whole of the 2007/08 season on loan to Serie C1 [the third tier of Italian football] side FC Crotone before returning to the top-flight with Torino in 2008/09 – he made 19 appearances as the Granata finished 18th and were relegated.4) The defender stayed loyal to Torino and won the first of ten Italy U21 caps in August 2009 – in three Serie B seasons, Ogbonna made 105 appearances, helping the club return to Serie A after finishing second to Pescara during the 2011/12 season.5) Ogbonna received his first senior cap for Italy in November 2011 in a 2-0 win against Poland in Wroclaw, coming on as a 77th-minute substitute. His first start came in a 1-0 home defeat by the United States the following February – Ogbonna was an unused squad member in Poland and Ukraine as Italy finished runners-up to Spain at Euro 2012.Video evidence: 1 West Ham have apparently won the race for 27-year-old Ogbonna last_img read more

GAA: DONEGAL LADIES GAA NEWS

first_imgGAA: DONEGAL LADIES GAA NOTES BY PADDY COLL:Sunday was a great day for all supporters, male and female ,and there were a lot of the ladies squad and management in attendance showing their support for the sport as well as the team.I was privleged to talk and have a bit of banter with them all. It is back to Championship for the female fraternity in the week aheadand in the coming weeks. Glefin and Convoy lock swords on Wednesday night in Glenfin.Termon make the long journey to Ballyshannon on Sunday Morning at noon to play in the Senior Championship vs Aodh Ruadh while at the same time their second string meet Buncrana in the Junior championship second leg at home.It seems a bizarre state of the fixtures that supporters and players from Termonwill have to make such a decision.There should be a bit of give and take as this does nothing for the enhancement of the ladies game. You folks on the fixtures make decisions that are sensible and changeone game so justice and common sense prevail.Ulster U16 Ladies Championship Final.Donegal Play Tyrone In The Under 16 Ladies Final On Saturday 28th July at a venue yet to be agreed.  GAA: DONEGAL LADIES GAA NEWS was last modified: July 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more