Paul George staying with OKC Thunder

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Kevin Durant to visit Manila on July 8 FILE – Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George celebrates after making a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)A person familiar with the situation says Paul George is staying with the Oklahoma City Thunder.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal’s terms have not been announced. 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 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town MOST READ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan LATEST STORIES View commentscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next George averaged 21.9 points for the Thunder last season.ESPN first reported George’s decision.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 crownThe move, which can become official on Friday, further validates Oklahoma City’s decision to send a package —including Most Improved Player Victor Oladipo— to Indiana last year for George, who clearly enjoyed playing with Russell Westbrook with the Thunder.last_img read more

After EPL debut, Etheridge looks forward to tough season

first_imgNeil Etheridge is the first Southeast Asian to play in the English Premier League. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOEven after making history, Filipino international Neil Etheridge knows that his debut season in the English Premier League will be the most challenging yet of his career. Proving his mettle, the 28-year-old Etheridge, who remarkably climbed from the third and second divisions  the past three seasons to the top flight this year, saved a first half penalty, but his club, Cardiff City still suffered a 0-2 defeat to Bournemouth in their season opener last Saturday. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Putts won’t drop, but Woods moves up the board at PGA anyway “We have that team togetherness and workrate that money cant buy,” said Etheridge. “I hope that we can learn from what happened during the weekend. Our supporters will play a large part during home games and we look forward to a good start at home.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal He added: “Of course, it’s fantastic. It’s a huge honour to help to push Southeast Asian football – and Asian football as a whole – forward.Etheridge could do little to prevent the two goals that Cardiff conceded. But he went full stretch to keep out Callum Wilson’s penalty that prevented the Welsh side from going two goals down in the first half. “Honestly, at this level, you just decide and make sure you have strong hands and hope for the best,” said Etheridge on his penalty save. “The Premier League is just a whole new level. The pace is quicker. The strikers are more clinical and they dont need alot of chances to score which makes the job of goalkeepers even difficult.”Etheridge said every game this season will be a battle for his side, considering the quality of opposition in the Premier League. He will also be counting on the support of Cardiff’s fans in home games starting on Saturday when the Bluebirds host Newcastle. ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ But the debut of the Azkals goalkeeper meant he already has something that can never be taken away from being  the first Filipino and Southeast Asian to play in the Premier League. “It was interesting,” Etheridge said of his debut. “I tried to keep it normal. I tried not to think about it too much. Of course, there was alot of nervous energy. It was a good start, but not the result that we wanted.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Representing a country that doesnt consider football as one of its top sports, Etheridge said he felt overwhelmed at the amount of media coverage his debut got from from Asia. “I didnt expect a wave (of support),” he told the Inquirer over the phone. “When you go on phone and on social media, there was alot of buzz in the Philippines which is fantastic for people who didnt know about the game.” last_img read more

56 % of Guyanese youths contracted STIs – GRPA study

first_imgFifty-six per cent of youths in Guyana who are sexually active have contracted a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) at some point in their lives, a Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA) study revealed, stating that over a quarter are not using condoms.The study “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: A snapshot of sexual knowledge, attitudes, and practices among Guyanese youths age 14-25” examined the sexual activities of youths in eight Administrative Regions, with 44 per cent of the respondents from Region Four.The majority of the youths who contributed to the study were still attending school while a third was out-of- school youths. The report was completed by Sherlina Nageer, of the Ministry of Public Health and commissioned by the GRPA.The report indicated that most youths conflated sexually transmitted diseases with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), meaning that most of their knowledge about sexually transmitted infections centred around HIV only and they were generally unaware of the other STIs.It stated that while 69 per cent of sexually active youths did report using condoms during their sexual encounter, a distressing 29 per cent were not using condoms while having sex. A fifth of these youths, the report added, said their reason for not using condoms was because they and/or their partner did not have any.On the other hand a quarter of those who were not using condoms said that was because they “trusted their partner and/or were in a committed relationship” while six per cent said they did not like it.More than half of these youths, 51 per cent, reported not using birth controls with only 15 per cent revealed knowledge of the specific birth control methods.“Worries about cancer and other side-effects and believing that it was ‘wrong’ and a sin were also cited as reasons for not using birth control,” the study revealed, adding that 36 per cent of these youths have either been pregnant or had gotten someone pregnant.The study expounded that most of the youths are learning about sex from the internet or their peers. Thus, the study recommended that a comprehensive sexual and reproductive health rights education be implemented in all public schools in Guyana.“Youths need and want more information about sex and related topics. There is a clear need for additional unbiased and non-judgmental sources of information about sex, sexual health, and wellness for the young people of Guyana,” the report stated, adding that the educational sector, predominantly, remains an under-exploited avenue for providing such crucial information.Chief Medical Officer Dr Shamdeo Persaud had outlined that there is a need to re-examine the National HIV/AIDS campaign since there is a growing number of new HIV cases, particularly in youths.Dr Persaud stated that statistics explained that it is mostly the younger population that has been engaging in unprotected sexual activities, declaring that nearly 60% of youths begin having sex at an early age, while most of them have little to no knowledge on how HIV/AIDS is contracted or know how to protect themselves.last_img read more

Shop owner charged for operating brothel

first_imgA shop owner was granted bail on Wednesday after being charged with operating a brothel.Ceon Dawson, of First Avenue, Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni- Mazaruni), appeared before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charge stated that between June 21 and June 28, 2019, at Red Man Shop, Upper Mazaruni River, Region Seven, he operated a brothel at the shop.According to information, ranks from the Trafficking in Person (TIP) Unit and persons from the Social Protection Ministry received information that underage girls and foreign nationals were at the shop engaging in prostitution. As such, a party of Police officers went to the location to conduct an investigation and they found several foreigners at the 33-year-old man’s shop.The father of three was arrested and taken to the Criminal Investigation Department where further investigation was carried out and the charge instituted.The Prosecutor did not object to bail. Dawson was released on $100,000 bail. The case will continue on August 5 before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.last_img read more

Trackers meeting Barons in opening series of NAMHL playoffs

first_imgBoth teams played their regular season in the league’s North Black Division, with the Trackers concluding their season in third, with a record of 14-17-1, while the Barons wrapped up the regular season in sixth, at 5-24-3.When comparing the match-up between the two teams, the Trackers enter as the heavy favourites. The divisional rivals played each other five times during the regular season, and despite the Barons winning the first tilt on November 2, 5-4, the Trackers dominated the remainder of the season series, sweeping the last four games, while outscoring the Barons 22-7 in the process, which includes a 6-0 shutout victory on December 22.Examining the goals for and against also favours the Trackers, as Fort St. John’s Midget team scored 104 goals in the regular season, while allowing 121 against. Fort McMurray scored 74 goals throughout the season, while allowing 164.- Advertisement -Another advantage for the Trackers is the location of the series, as the team will play all three games on home ice. Friday’s game will be played in Dawson Creek, Saturday’s in Fort St. John, and then Sunday, if necessary, the series wraps up where it began, in the Mile-0-City.Tonight’s game in Dawson Creek hits the ice at 8 p.m., Saturday’s matinee will be played at 3 p.m. at the North Peace Arena, while Sunday’s game will begin at 12:15.last_img read more

What you need to know about the new Off Road Vehicle Act

first_imgHighway operations for snowmobiles identified in Motor Vehicle Act regulations have already been extended to allow for any type of ORV on a highway.However those requirements still limit use and operation to incidental travel directly across a highway, at a controlling crossing, carrier vehicle loading or unloading in a parking lot, or travel on a highway where local police have authorized use within operation permit limits.The registration and associated off road vehicle number plate allows for travel on Forest Service Roads, but operation on those roads also requires a minimum of $200,000 in third party liability insurance and the appropriate class of driver’s licence.The toll free number for more ICBC vehicle registration and licensing information is 1 800 663 3051.Advertisement It is being implemented in stages and voluntary registration started back in November with the one-time fee set at $48.00.For the most part, the act applies to only crown land, including resource roads on crown land – meaning private land is exempt.Owners and operators should be aware that there are some exceptions where private lands may be designated under regulation and could include, at the request of local governments, greenbelts or regional and municipal parks.- Advertisement -The intent of the modernized registration scheme is to help law enforcement officers better identify irresponsible ORV operators who endanger others, harm animals, and damage the environment, as well as tracking stolen vehicles.Registration is also intended to assist search and rescue teams who locate a vehicle abandoned by a lost or injured rider.The new off-road vehicular number plate will be available for display on ORV’s during operation on crown land or for incidental highway use and operation.Advertisementlast_img read more

GoFundMe Account set-up for 9 year old Adaura Rejean Cayford

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – 9-year-old Adaura Rejean Cayford has been airlifted to Vancouver’s BC Children’s Hospital with an inoperable brain tumour.A GoFundMe account has been set up to help financial aid the family that is currently at Aduara’s bedside at this time.Mother, Isabelle Cayford has had to shut down her family-owned salon according to the account as the family of six are now with Adaura in Vancouver.- Advertisement -GoFundMe organizer Katrina Hohman shares, the family needs help to be comfortable during this trying time.The account set at a $10,000 goal is at the halfway mark as of this morning. The account shares Adaura loves to dance and laugh and is a talented shining star in their home and in school life. To view the GoFundMe; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Pochettino hails ‘important three points’ after UEL loss and praises Lamela

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino hailed his Tottenham team after securing ‘an important three points’ against Bournemouth.Spurs hammered the Cherries 5-1 thanks to goals from Erik Lamela, Mousa Dembele and a Harry Kane hat-trick to help ease the pain of losing 2-1 to Anderlecht in midweek.“I was very disappointed on Thursday. The Europa League is not easy for players to be 100 per cent focused in every game and now we are under pressure to win our next game in the Europa League.”And having lost in Belgium, Pochettino added the most important thing was securing a victory on the south coast, adding he was very happy for Kane to walk away with the match ball.The boss also reserved praise for Lamela, who appeared to be on the verge of leaving in the summer.However, the Argentine has instilled confidence in his 23-year-old compatriot by showing trust in his continued selection of him.Lamela has now scored four goals in all competitions and Pochettino said his performances over the last few months have made him an important player for Tottenham.“When players are young they need more time,” he said.last_img read more

Heavy storm slams area

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson In Northern California, which bore the brunt of the storm’s power, cleanup was the order of the day Monday. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in seven northern counties, including Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Napa, Sacramento, Sonoma and Trinity. Initial estimates put the damage throughout Northern California at more than $100 million. Meanwhile, authorities continued to repair and monitor several levees that had either breached, cracked or overtopped from the San Francisco Bay area to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, causing flooding and evacuations of dozens of residents. The Russian River at Guerneville was receding after remaining for hours at 41 feet – 9 feet above flood stage – but officials said it likely wouldn’t fall below flood stage until this morning. Hundreds of homes were flooded but most of the downtown area was spared, Sonoma County spokesman Dan Levin said Monday. WHITTIER – A storm that brought heavy rain and winds gusting up to 48 mph in the local hills drenched the Whittier area Monday, downing several trees and power lines. The good news, said National Weather Service specialist Bonnie Bartling, was that the storm was expected to pack its last punch Monday night, with much drier weather predicted for the rest of the week. “The rain should end (Monday) night, but Tuesday should be sunny, along with the rest of the week,” Bartling said. “We’ll see highs from the upper 50s to the mid-60s, and lows from the upper 30s to the 40s.” Overall, Bartling said, the rainfall total for the 36-hour storm in the Whittier Hills was 0.84 of an inch. At least three deaths were blamed on the storm, caused by falling trees, including one Sunday when a tree fell onto a woman’s car on Highway 1 near Salinas, authorities said. The heavy rains kept local police and fire officials busy throughout the morning with reports of downed trees, power lines, minor flooding and a couple of power outages in Whittier and La Habra. No one was injured in any of the storm-related incidents, authorities said. “There were just a lot of calls about trees down and wires down,” said Whittier Police Sgt. Wyatt Powell. cqI think we had a bad (storm) cell move through in the morning that caused some damage, but that was it. “There was some damage to houses and vehicles, but no reports of significant damage,” Wyatt added. Lt. John Voza cqof the sheriff’s Norwalk Station said the agency received about 20 calls of downed trees, mostly in La Mirada and South Whittier, between 9:30 a.m. and 1p.m. Sgt. Anthony Romo of the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station said there were some traffic lights that went out throughout the city, “but there were no major disruptions or emergent types of situations.” In La Habra, the power went out about 11:30 a.m. near Cypress Street and Fourth Avenue, but the electricity was back on line by 3p.m. And in Montebello, minor flooding took place at Greenwood Avenue and Sycamore Street, prompting authorities to shut down the roadway for a couple of hours, said Lt. Mike Higashi. The area saw sporadic pounding rain, hail and 40 mph winds, and minor rock and mud slides were reported on canyon roads. Gusts reached up to 79 mph in Angeles National Forest. Forecasters called for up to 4 inches in the coastal valleys and 6 inches in the mountains. The Marin County town of San Anselmo, north of San Francisco, sustained about $40 million in damage after a flooded creek inundated downtown with 4 feet of water, coating city streets with mud. Officials estimated about 50 downtown businesses were damaged. About two miles west in Fairfax, three homes were nearly wiped out by mudslides. Water also receded below flood stage in the heart of wine country along the Napa River, which reached 5 feet above flood levels at the town of Napa and inundated several downtown blocks. Napa officials said about 600 homes and 150 businesses were flooded, causing an estimated $50 million in damage. A layer of mud and debris coated city streets but most flooded roads had been reopened by Monday. Floods also swamped thousands of acres of wine country land, but vintners said the weather wasn’t expected to have much impact on the 2006 crop. Growers recently finished bringing in the 2005 harvest and the vines are now dormant. The Associated Press contributed to this story. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want 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

Job Vacancies: Letterkenny restaurant seeks staff

first_imgA popular Letterkenny-based diner is now recruiting for staff to join their friendly, hard-working and dynamic team. Management at the busy family diner are seeking applicants for the following roles:Service teamCooksKitchen assistantsApplicants should have previous experience in similar positions. Flexibility is essential 7 days a week. To apply, please send a CV and clearly state which role you are applying for to: Job Vacancies: Letterkenny restaurant seeks staff was last modified: May 22nd, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:cookdinerjobsKitchen assistantsletterkennyrestaurantService teamlast_img read more