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  • Trump tells Curry that White House visit is off; LeBron reacts

    first_imgDAY6 is for everybody It was not immediately clear whether Trump was rescinding the invitation for Curry or the entire team.“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Trump wrote from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (2nd L, front row) flanked by forward Draymond Green (L) and guard Shaun Livingston (C) are seen during an event honoring the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors in the East Room of the White House on February 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANThe Warriors, who hold their first practice of the season Saturday, had not made a collective decisionwhether to go to the White House in celebration of last season’s title. Curry has said he did not want to make such a visit.“By acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to,” Curry said Friday at the Warriors’ media day. “It’s not just the act of not going. There are things you have to do on the back end to actually push that message into motion.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees 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 And if the Warriors don’t want to meet with Trump, they may still get a welcome in Washington: House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California has said she would like to bring the team to the Capitol.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell strongly backed his league’s players.“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities,” Goodell said in a statement.Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman said the president’s behavior is “unacceptable and needs to be addressed.”“If you do not condemn this divisive rhetoric you are condoning it!!” Sherman tweeted.Trump also bemoaned what he called a decline in violence in football, noting that it’s “not the same game” because players are now either penalized or thrown out of games for aggressive tackles.“No man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights,” DeMaurice Smith, the NFL Players Association executive director, said Saturday. “No worker nor any athlete, professional or not, should be forced to become less than human when it comes to protecting their basic health and safety.”The NBA did not immediately react to Trump’s tweet about Curry. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told The Players’ Tribune in July he believes teams should visit the White House when invited, though also said he would not order anyone to make such a trip.“I think that these institutions are bigger than any individual politician, any individual elected official,” Silver said then. “And it concerns me that something like going to the White House after winning a championship, something that has been a great tradition, would become one that is partisan. I will say, though, even though I think that teams should make decisions as organizations, that I would also respect an individual player’s decision not to go.”Trump has met with some teams already in his first year in office.Clemson visited the White House this year after winning the College Football Playoff, some members of the New England Patriots went after the Super Bowl victory and the Chicago Cubs went to the Oval Office in June to commemorate their World Series title. The Cubs also had the larger and more traditional visit with President Barack Obama in January, four days before the Trump inauguration.center_img The Warriors were expected to comment further later Saturday after their opening practice. Other athletes weighed in quickly, including LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers.“U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going!” James tweeted. “So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”For Trump, it was the NFL one day, the NBA the next.At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump said NFL players who refused to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” are exhibiting a “total disrespect of our heritage.” Several NFL players, starting last season with then-San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, have either knelt, sat or raised fists during the anthem to protest police treatment of blacks and social injustice.“That’s a total disrespect of everything that we stand for,” Trump said, encouraging owners to act. He added, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired.”ADVERTISEMENT SOMERSET, N.J. — Stephen Curry and President Donald Trump agree on one thing: The Golden State star isnot going to the White House anytime soon.Trump tweeted Saturday that Curry is no longer invited to the White House because of what the president called hesitation by the two-time NBA MVP in deciding whether to make the traditional champions’ trip to Washington. Trump’s comment on Curry came one day after the president told NFL owners to fire players who won’t stand for the national anthem.ADVERTISEMENT Perasol, UP ready for risk of possible forfeitures Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

  • LCC Meet Today to Discuss GTMS Status

    first_imgLCC Secretary General Ms. Salamartu Stephanie Duncan The Liberia Chamber of Commerce will host an urgent stakeholders’ meeting today, Tuesday, February 26, to update the business community on the recent implementation of the Global Tracking & Maritime Solutions (GTMS) Cargo Tracking Number (CTN) fees and to propose a way forward.According to a press release issued late Monday, due to the urgency and importance of this meeting, all heads (decision makers) of all businesses, concessionaires, business organizations and associations are asked to attend this meeting, noting that their presence will highly be appreciated.A press release signed by LCC’s Secretary General Ms. Salamartu Stephanie Duncan said the meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at the head office of the LCC on Capitol Hill, right behind the Ministry of Lands and Mines.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more

  • 12-year-old crushed to death after house collapses

    first_imgTragedy befell the community of La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast Demerara, on Friday afternoon after a single-storey wooden building came crashing down, resulting in a child being crushed to death while another was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, nursing severe injuries.Dead is 12-year-old Amber Richards of Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara,Neighbours gathered to console the grieving familywho was at the time vacationing at her aunt’s home while on break from school along with her bother, nine-year-old Josh Richards, who was also trapped in the ruins of the house.According to reports reaching Guyana Times, the siblings were rocking in a hammock tied under the wooden building when the house came crashing down. The hammock was said to be attached to the main supporting beams on which the building was supported, approximately seven feet off the ground.When this publication visited the scene, distraught family members were still in shock over the tragedy. Shortly after, the mother of the two children arrived at the residence, only to find what was once an elevated building, was lying flat on the ground while her children were already removed from the scene.However, this newspaper spoke with the uncle of the children, MahendraThe collapsed house in LBIShivtahal, who was at home when the house collapsed.“Well them went downstairs (below the house) in the hammock and like they were shaking and the house pull and drop,” Shivtahal relayed. The now homeless man further noted that the incident took place at around 15:00h.The uncle along with his wife and two children were in the building, while the two siblings were under the house. Guyana Timesunderstands a rescue team arrived at the residence approximately 30 minutes after receiving the report and only managed to remove the children from under the rubble after much effort. The 12-year-old had already taken her last breath before she was found while her brother remained conscious despite his injuries.Meanwhile, a relative of the now dead child indicated that Richards was faced with severe medical complications as a child and required much investment to keep her alive. As such, they were all is dismay over her sudden demise.The house was said to be standing for some 30 years and was set to undergo renovations. (Ashraf Dabi)last_img read more

  • City compensated for assisting with Tembec fire

    first_imgFort St. John fire services are still on hand helping to clean up after a fire at the Tembec pulp mill in Chetwynd.In a release, Tembec says it will reopen the mill in three weeks after approximately 40,000 cubic metres of logs, fibre and wood chips were destroyed. The fire broke out June 30 and was mostly contained to the log storage and chip pile area.The city has a contract with the company which was renewed in January and is to last two years.- Advertisement -Dianne Hunter, city manager, says the contract was for the city of Fort St. John to provide Tembec with fire protection services until a point that other arrangements could be made.However, she says that the city would probably finish the two-year contract period with Tembec even if arrangements are made.She says that both Fort St. John and Dawson Creek provide fire protection services to Tembec.Advertisement The contract outlines the compensation the city would get if they send any firefighting reserves to assist the company.[asset|aid=3001|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f947430f875c53a1ff2539729677aa3c-Hunter – Tembec Clip 2_1_Pub.mp3] She adds that the company also pays the city $15,000 to help with cover training costs at the mill which are done approximately six times a year. However, Hunter says that because of the distance of Tembec mill, the city wants to ensure proper services are available to residents first and foremost and secondly to provide a specific level of service to the mill.[asset|aid=3000|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f947430f875c53a1ff2539729677aa3c-Hunter – Tembec Clip 1_1_Pub.mp3] She says the city only sends out a portion of their services and never leaves the city or surrounding area without proper fire protection. She added that if multiple or large fires occurred in the city then the fire services would be called back to take care of those first.Since the original contract was signed in 2004, she says the city has grown considerably and would have to look into whether it is prepared to offer fire protection services to an area of the distance of the Tembec mill.Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Human Rights Code Amendment passed unanimously

    first_imgThe Tribunal Chair has issued a statement saying it recognizes, “gender identity or expression, captures some of the most marginalized individuals and groups in the province and the amendment clearly communicates that discrimination on that basis is prohibited”. VICTORIA, B.C. – Calling it, “A significant day for human rights in our province,” Attorney-General and Justice Minister Suzanne Anton introduced Bill 27, in the BC legislature yesterday, and, The Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2016, was then passed unanimously.By adding the grounds for protection explicitly, the government moved away from its previous position, that all individuals are equal under the law, so no changes to the code were required.The minister says she decided to act after many meetings with people from the LGBTQ community, and according to NDP MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert, that has finally put BC in line with other provinces’ human rights legislation for transgender people in Canada. – Advertisement -He had introduced the bill, which will include gender identity or expression among the protected grounds in B.C.’s Human Rights Code, five times, before it finally won approval yesterday.Previously, transgender individuals were protected under the code’s protected grounds of “sex”, as interpreted by the BC Human Rights Tribunal and the courts, but both the Tribunal and the Trans Alliance Society hailed the changes to the code.The latter contends it will help prevent accidental human rights violations caused by the lack of awareness it addresses, help educate future generations to prevent anti-trans sentiment, and inform and guide organizations shaping inclusion policiesAdvertisementlast_img read more

  • No. 21/22 Drake Welcomes UNI Friday in Annual Pink Game Presented by Mercy Medical Center

    first_imgStory Links Following Friday’s game, Drake returns to action on March 2 when it hosts Missouri State at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs will play their final game of the regular season on March 4 at 2 p.m. when Wichita State visits the Knapp Center.  Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – The No. 21/22 Drake University women’s basketball team welcomes UNI Friday in the annual Pink Game presented by Mercy Medical Center. Tipoff against the Panthers is scheduled for 7 p.m. and it will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Drake is riding a 16-game winning streak, including 15-consecutive wins to start MVC play, after its wins at Indiana State and Loyola over the weekend. The winning streak ties the program record set by the 1996-97 Drake team. Drake (22-4, 15-0 MVC) and UNI (20-6, 13-2 MVC) are one and two, respectively, in the Missouri Valley Conference standings and meet for the first time since their epic two-overtime thriller on Jan. 24 in Cedar Falls that the Bulldogs won 88-79. If Drake wins Friday night it will clinch the MVC regular season. It would be the Bulldogs’ first outright MVC regular season title since the 1999-2000 season and their sixth overall. Drake Game Notes Live Audio The lower seating bowl of the Knapp Center (sections A-T) is sold out for the game, but fans wishing to purchase tickets to the game can buy upper-level general admission tickets now and throughout the game. Adult tickets are $10 and youth $5 (ages 3-18). Call 515-271-DOGS (3647) or visit https://www.draketix.com/womensbasketball. Buy Tickets The road wins pushed the Bulldogs to No. 21 in the latest Women’s Basketball AP Top 25 poll released Monday. It is the first time since 1982-83, Drake is ranked for consecutive weeks in the poll and is the highest ranking for the program since Dec. 5, 1982 (No. 20). Drake’s ranking is also the highest for any MVC team since Missouri State appeared at No. 15 on March 13, 2001. On Tuesday, Drake entered the USA Today Women’s Basketball Coaches poll for the first time this season, debuting at No. 22. Live Video UNI has won 16 of its last 18 games and five of six since the loss to Drake. The Panthers have the MVC’s second-highest scoring offense at 66.8 points a game and scoring defense at 57.4 points a game. Senior Madison Weekly is UNI’s top scorer at 15.3 points, which ranks third in the conference. Live Stats last_img read more

  • PUBLIC CONSULTATION DAYS ANNOUNCED FOR DRAFT FLOOD MAPS

    first_imgNotification: Public Consultation Days for Draft Flood Maps.Flooding has happened across Donegal.RPS, who are conducting the North Western – Neagh Bann CFRAM Study on behalf of the OPW and with the support of Donegal County Council, have produced Draft Flood Maps for several areas in County Donegal.To provide an opportunity for all interested persons to view and comment on these maps, Public Consultation Days are taking place, on the dates and times provided below, at which the maps will be on display: Maps will be on display for Ramelton, Rathmullan, Kerrykeel, Downings and Dunfanaghyon Tuesday 03 March 2015 between 3.00pm to 6.30pm at Milford Public Services Centre at Main Street, Milford.Maps for  Dungloe and Glenties will be on display on Wed 04 March 2015 between 3.00pm to 6.30pm at the Dungloe Public Services Centre at Gweedore Road, Dungloe.Maps for Bunbeg-Derrybeg will be on display on Wed 04 March 2015 between 3.00pm to 7.00pm at Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair, at Aislann Ghaoth Dobhair, Páirc Ghnó Ghaoth Dobhair, at Doirí Beaga.Members of the North Western – Neagh Bann CFRAM Study project team will be available to discuss and explain the maps to all attending on the day and to collate any local flooding information.  The Draft Flood Maps will be on display on the date stated and will also be accessible on the Study website www.northwestcframstudy.ie from that date.  Interested persons may provide observations on the Draft Flood Maps at the public consultation events and/or through the study website.  PUBLIC CONSULTATION DAYS ANNOUNCED FOR DRAFT FLOOD MAPS was last modified: March 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Water mains problem in Clonmany to be repaired next year – McConalogue

    first_imgIrish Water have confirmed that the replacement of 1.1km of problematic water mains at Cloontagh, Clonmany has finally been approved. Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue has welcomed this news and stressed the importance of the works being completed on time.“This has been an ongoing problem in the area for some time and has been the source of much frustration among local residents and businesses. I’m pleased that Irish Water has finally recognised the issue and is putting plans in place to rectify it”, said Deputy McConalogue. “The next step in the process is to undertake detailed design of the new pipe work, put it to tender, and procure a contractor to carry out the construction works. Irish Water has stated that the estimated timeframe is to get to construction started by June next year.“While I welcome the news that this problem is now going to resolved, it is important that there are no delays in the design and procurement process given that construction is not due to start for at least another 6 months,” concluded Deputy McConalogue.Water mains problem in Clonmany to be repaired next year – McConalogue was last modified: October 28th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

  • Play-offs beckon after Smith heads Finn Harps to win over Waterford

    first_imgON A NIGHT when their place in the play-off was mathematically confirmed, Finn Harps bagged a first win in eight games thanks to Joshua Smith’s early header. Finn Harps 1 Waterford FC 0By Chris McNulty at Finn Park. Pictures by Joe Boland, North West News Pix UCD’s 3-0 home loss to Shamrock Rovers meant that the Students were officially relegated before matters had concluded in Ballybofey.Smith’s header on six minutes was enough to give Harps a timely return to winning ways with goalkeeper Mark Anthony McGinley on form when Waterford went in search of an equaliser in the closing stages. Given a vastly superior goal difference to supplement a six-point buffer before tonight, Horgan’s eyes were already on the play-off. The Harps boss dispatched coach William O’Connor to Stradbrook, where Cabinteely and Drogheda United were crossing swords in the opening leg of their First Division play-off, a game that finished 1-1.Harps hit the front just six minutes in as Joshua Smith rose to flick a header past Matt Connor from Mark Russell’s free kick. Smith climbed highest and the American-born centre-back – a summer signing from SC Hessen Dreieich in Germany – was off in celebration of his first Harps goal.Harps began well in front of a small home crowd and Connor denied Nathan Boyle in the opening minute. Boyle was as surprised as anyone when referee Damien McGrath over-ruled an offside flag from an assistant and Connor made the stop.Ruairi Harkin’s shot was too high after Boyle did well to invite the pop, but Smith was on cue for what was Harps’ first goal in some 278 minutes.Waterford included former Harps striker Michael O’Connor in their attack and Alan Reynolds’ side arrived in the north-west on the back of a useful run that yielded three wins from their last four.Tom Holland came into the Blues’ starting line-up, replacing Rob Slevin in the only change from their recent 2-0 win over Sligo Rovers.  O’Connor saw a low shot deflect wide in the 20th minute, after he and the stretching Walter Figueira just failed to connect properly to Kevin Lynch’s powerful cross. Figueira did get a deft touch, but not enough to direct it goal-ward. In stoppage time at the end of the first half, Jacob Borg powered into the Waterford penalty area, but fired into the side-netting.Tony McNamee and Mikey Place walked suspension tightropes and Horgan opted to leave both players out of his squad. Bookings for either tonight would’ve have resulting in them missing the first leg of the promotion-relegation play-off.Shane Duggan riffled over the top from a good position early in the second half and Connor brilliantly held onto Nathan Boyle’s header on the goal-line as the Harps front man connected to Raffaele Cretaro’s clever ball in. Figueira delivered a reminder in the teeming rain that Waterford weren’t going to go quietly. Figueira did well to carve out a chance just inside the Harps area, but he couldn’t keep it down. It was still, though, a warning that Harps would need to pull the shutters down.Just two minutes later, McGinley got down superbly to parry away a tester from sub Dean Walsh, who narrowly headed over from close range moments later.With two minutes remaining, O’Connor shot at McGinley after Lynch created the chance. Finn Harps: Mark Anthony McGinley; Harry Ascroft, Joshua Smith, Sam Todd; Jacob Borg, Ruairi Harkin, Gareth Harkin, Mark Timlin, Mark Russell; Raffaele Cretaro; Nathan Boyle. Subs: Stephen Doherty for Timlin (56), Daniel O’Reilly for R.Harkin (77), Niall Logue for Cretaro (81).Waterford: Matt Connor; Sam Bone, Rory Feely, Maxim Kouogun, Kevin Lynch; Shane Duggan, JJ Lunney, Tom Holland, Georgie Poynton; Michael O’Connor, Walter Figueira. Subs: Zach Elbouzedi for Bone (59), Rob Slevin for Feely (72), Dean Walsh for Holland (72).Referee: Damien McGraith.Play-offs beckon after Smith heads Finn Harps to win over Waterford was last modified: October 21st, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 League of Ireland Premier DivisionCabinteelyJoshua SmithMark Anthony McGinleyMark TimlinOllie HorganRaffaele CretaroUCDlast_img read more

  • Why Warriors blame themselves for Klay Thompson’s poor shooting

    first_imgNEW YORK – Stephen Curry saw Klay Thompson wide open on the other side of the court. So even if the Warriors’ coaches often plead to Curry to make the simple pass, the Warriors’ star could not listen to them this time. Not when he had a chance to give his Splash Brother a chance to make it rain.So, Curry threw a cross-court pass through two defenders. Thompson caught the ball and stood wide open along the … Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.last_img