CLEVELAND (AP):LeBron James is done bowing to Sir Charles.After he was criticised by Charles Barkley for questioning Cleveland’s front office, James tore into the former NBA star and opinionated TV commentator on Monday night following a loss in Dallas. James not only countered what was said about him, but he also attacked Barkley’s character for some off-the-court missteps.”I’m not going to let him disrespect my legacy like that,” James told ESPN after the Cavs lost 104-97 to Dallas, dropping the defending champions to 7-8 in January. “I’m not the one who threw somebody through a window. I never spit on a kid. I never had unpaid debt in Las Vegas. I never said ‘I’m not a role model’. I never showed up to All-Star Weekend on Sunday because I was in Vegas all weekend partying.”All I’ve done for my entire career is represent the NBA the right way. Fourteen years, never got in trouble. Respected the game. Print that.”BARKLEY’S CRITICISMBarkley has never been one to hold back his opinion on James or any other player, but the 11-time All-Star was particularly critical of James last week after Cleveland’s star complained about Cleveland’s roster being “top-heavy” and questioning whether the team’s front office was satisfied with one title.Barkley said James was “whiny” and “inappropriate” and wondered about his motives. Barkley called James “the best player in the world”, but wondered if he really wanted to compete. James initially dismissed Barkley, saying he was only trying to boost TV ratings. Barkley works as an in-studio host for TNT.However, James decided he couldn’t let those comments go, and turned on Barkley, who never won an NBA title.”He’s a hater. What makes what he says credible? Because he’s on TV?” James said. “I know he wanted to retire a long time ago, but he can’t. He’s stuck up on that stage every week.”James also said if Barkley wants to continue any discussion, he knows where to find him.”If this makes him want to talk to me, the schedule’s out there,” James said. “He knows every road arena I’ll be in. Don’t just come up to me at All-Star and shake my hand and smile.”
As a result, Cruz and Amer were ejected with 5:41 left in the third quarter with Gilas protecting a 57-41 lead.Surprisingly, no Malaysian player was expelled after the incident.This fueled the Filipinos, who widened the gap to 73-46 going into the final period.Naturalized player Christian Standhardinger scored 18 points and got 18 rebounds for Gilas.Kobe Paras also had a solid outing for the second straight game to finish with 16 points off the bench.ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Cignal guns for crown vs CEU five OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/POOLKUALA LUMPUR—Malaysia managed to ruffle Gilas Pilipinas’ feathers, but it paid a big price for doing so.Before a loud crowd cheering for the host squad, the Philippines blew Malaysia apart, 98-66, to score its third straight win Wednesday night and inch closer to the Southeast Asian Games men’s basketball gold medal.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies MOST READ The Philippines needed some time to heat up, trailing Malaysia, 15-20, in the first quarter as it put up poor defense and could not hit its shots.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The win, which came after victories over Thailand and Myanmar, assured the Philippines of a place in the semifinals.Filipino fans packed the MABA stadium cheering for the Gilas Cadets, which is practically guaranteed the gold medal here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Things got a little hot in the third quarter when Kuek Tian Yuan fouled Kevin Ferrer and locked up the arm of the former UST star.This drew the ire of the Gilas players with Baser Amer, Bryan Cruz and Troy Rosario engaging Malaysian players in a pushing contest. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) What’s in store for your animal sign this year View comments
Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations After getting cut by Phoenix in during his rookie year in 2016, Javelona found himself back in the PBA, this time as a member of the GlobalPort Batang Pier in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup.This is Javelona’s second chance at the country’s premier basketball league and he owes this call up to his hard work in helping Alab Pilipinas win the championship in the ASEAN Basketball League.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 crown“It feels so good to be here and I’m happy I get to play in the PBA,” said Javelona, who was drafted late in the third round by the Fuel Masters, after the Batang Pier’s 116-94 win over NLEX Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“What happened to me [when I was cut and ended up playing in the ABL] actually became a source of motivation that I should work even harder so I can get to this place where I am now,” added Javelona in Filipino. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial It was a return Pao Javelona had to wait for two years to happen.ADVERTISEMENT Dandan attributes Columbian’s inconsistent play to poor defense MOST READ Javelona averaged 4.4 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.7 assists, in 12.2 minutes per game for Alab in the ABL’s elimination round before showing his capabilities on the defensive end in the playoffs.That brand of play earned Javelona a call-up from the Batang Pier, who are in the fourth seed of the Commissioner’s Cup with a 3-2 record.“I’ll have to put in extra effort, extra work so I can reach what I want to achieve in my career,” said Javelona who had three points, on 1-of-4 shooting, and two assists in 11 minutes of playing time.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments
The Director of Hope for the Deaf, David T. Worlobah, says deaf children and even adults in Liberia are more vulnerable than other physically challenged people.Mr. Worlobah speaking in an interview with the Daily Observer recently at the Hope for the Deaf Center on the compound of the United Methodist on 13th Street said because deaf persons appear like normal people, they are made to feel deprived by the way people talk or act to them.Worlobah spoke at a brief program organized by the Hope for the Deaf to compile a documentary on problems facing deaf people in Liberia.Citing several instances about ugly treatments given deaf persons, Worlobah said they find it more difficult to cross motor roads especially in Monrovia and other busy towns because they are unable to communicate to the understanding of drivers.He said deaf children spend much time standing by roadside to seeking assistance to cross because they unable to communicate with normal people.“And when he/she gets on car without communicating as others do, people make them to feel inferior,” he added.He further noted that deaf girls are vulnerable to rapists because they are unable to speak out to the hearing of people, and as such they are rapped on many occasions.He said at one point in time two deaf girls were raped and the alleged perpetrators were detained for a day at the Monrovia Central Prison, but he was surprised to see the same men out after a day.He added that most times some men will pregnant deaf girls and go away from them because they are unable to call names, stressing, “They are indeed vulnerable and need help from government to have a well prepared center with trained people to teach them.” “Another key instance here that is a serious challenge is medical treatment for the deaf at a health center. There is no one, not even the parent to interpret to the medical personnel the health problem encountered by the deaf. This has led to the death of one of my students identified as Patience because the doctor could not diagnosed her case as the parent were unable to interpret her concerns to that doctor,” Worlobah said.He cited another instance that many parents do not identify with the deaf as they do to other children who are not challenged by this condition.Concerning academic challenge and job opportunities for the deaf, Mr. Worlobah recalled that the Hope for the Deaf was established to provide education for the deaf children through sign communication to make them marketable.He said they started the program with a tutorial class earlier, and in 2003 it became a fully recognized institution for the deaf in Liberia.“We provide academic education and vocational skills to give these deaf children the opportunities to be marketable in the society. As you may know, it is quite challenging for a normal person without a degree to get a job. What’s about deaf person who cannot explain his/her potential? We therefore did this to teach them through sign that they will overcome the challenges,” he noted.Specifically for the vocational skills the director noted that students are learning shoe making and Tailoring.He said the deaf persons in Liberia are grossly marginalized in terms of education as communication with them is skillfully done through sign. By that he said it will be better government provides a center with trained people in sign communication to provide opportunity for these people.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dear Editor,I wish to add my piece on the charges of “misconduct while in public office, contrary to common law”. A number of persons have allegedly already revealed verifiable information that is more than adequate to have the charges withdrawn. I will not repeat the information revealed by them, but rather add a new aspect.Common law is based on custom and precedent. In view of verifiable information allegedly already revealed, there is nothing in custom or precedent that supports the charges.Misconduct in public office is committed when the “office holder” acts (or fails to act) in a way that constitutes a breach of the “duties of that office.” However, the duty of the chairman of NICIL was to preside over board meetings. He was not an executive chairman, and therefore was not responsible for the day-to-day management of the company.Even elementary knowledge of management would inform you that he had no executive authority, and therefore could not make any decision, alone or with any other person. He was only one member of a broad-based board that made recommendations to cabinet.He was not an office holder, had no executive authority, and could not make any decision by himself or with any other person. Finally, when all is considered, there is apparently no case of misconduct. It is apparently just a blatant case of harassment and malice. I think the case should be withdrawn and a public apology offered to the injured parties.Yours sincerely,Rooplall Sooklall
Residents of Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) are being called on to speak out against domestic violence.Region Three REO Denis Jaikaran (in white cap); members of the United Bridge Builders Mission and other participants during the march and rally against domestic violence and suicideThe charge was made by Region Three Regional Executive Officer (REO) Denis Jaikaran at a march and rally against domestic violence and suicide on Monday.“Silence is also a form of violence; therefore, one should not stay silent whenever they are in a relationship that has violence … those who face violence need to speak up and let your voices be heard; do not be ashamed,” the REO stated.Jaikaran told the participants that the public has to adopt the mindset that domestic violence was a disease in society. He pledged the Administration’s backing to end all forms of violence.“I pledge the Administration’s support to participate and play a meaningful role to ensure that sensitisation occurs within the Region and the country as a whole, so that all can understand that violence cannot be condoned.”The walk commenced at the JC Supermarket at Meadow Bank and concluded at the West Demerara Secondary School.The exercise was a collaborative effort between the regional administration and the US-based non-profit organisation United Bridge Builders Mission.The organisation was established in 2006 by Bonita Montaque and Lisa Cabanara in the US to serve international communities; it then expanded to Guyana to help address the social ills affecting Guyanese.
By Energeticcity.ca staff Crimestoppers Fort St. John has released information on the burglary of a liquor store in the Fort St. John area.- Advertisement -Early in the morning on May 2nd, RCMP responded to alarms that been set off at Rosco’s Pub and Grill, on Alder Road.Upon arrival, police discovered a window had been smashed, and the front door left unsecure.The police investigation has determined that the suspect(s) had broken into the liquor store section of the business, and stolen hard liquor and beer. Because of the amount of product taken, police believe a vehicle was likely involved, and also possibly more than one thief.The total value of the stolen booze is estimated at more than $1500.Advertisement Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP detachment, at (250) 787-8140, or to call crimestoppers, at 1-800-222-8477.
MOORPARK – Westlake needed to win Wednesday at Moorpark to avoid going on the road in the opening round of the Southern Section Div. II playoffs. But the Warriors learned another frustrating lesson about how daunting the Marmonte League schedule can be, as their 1-1 tie not only eliminated them from title contention, but relegated them to a likely third-place finish despite suffering only one loss in 14 games. “I don’t remember the last time we won a game here,” said Westlake coach Frank Marino, whose team remained winless in its past four trips to Moorpark. “We can’t seem to get on this field and get a win.” Westlake’s last league road loss came last season, a 1-0 setback at Moorpark (5-4-8, 4-2-7). Since then, the Warriors (9-2-8, 7-1-6) are unbeaten in their past 10 league road matches, but Wednesday’s draw knocked Westlake into a second-place tie with Royal of Simi Valley (12-2-6, 8-1-4), which plays Friday at Thousand Oaks (17-4-4, 9-1-3) to decide the league title. Royal also holds the tiebreaker over the Warriors after snapping Westlake’s 21-game league unbeaten streak with a 2-1 victory Friday. “We played seven games in (the last) week and a half and I think it caught up with us,” Marino said. “But I’m proud of the girls and I’m proud of their effort. We lost one game in league and two (overall) and now we’re getting ready for the playoffs.” Although it will enter the postseason as the league’s fourth-place team, Moorpark demonstrated that it has the potential for a successful playoff run. With Cal-bound junior Kaitlin Paletta returning to the form that earned her league defensive player of the year honors last season following a hamstring injury earlier in the season and a healthy Laura Spivack adding offensive depth, the Musketeers controlled the majority of the run play against Westlake. “They’re the No. 5 team in Div. II, so I think we proved we’re ready (for the playoffs),” said Moorpark coach Frank Paletta, whose team took the lead in the 15th minute when Ariana Martinez scored off Kaitlin Walters’ free kick. “We validated we can play.” Kylie McDonald tied the score in the 32nd minute, settling a pass from Kate Edwards near the top of the penalty box, turning on a Moorpark defender and burying a shot in the lower-right corner of the net. But the Warriors wouldn’t threaten again until midway through the second half, thanks in large part to Kaitlin Paletta controlling the back line by winning balls in the air and closing down several potential Westlake attacks. Paletta nearly gave the Musketeers the lead just before halftime when her 45-yard free kick appeared to be mishandled in the box by goalkeeper Jackie Jacobsen, but the center official ruled the Westlake netminder was knocked down in the box and disallowed the goal. “To get a tie in a game we really could’ve won, in this case I’m really happy,” Frank Paletta said. “I thought their effort was incredible.” Krystin Shanklin had her 20-yard shot hit off the crossbar in the 60th minute for Westlake, which dodged a bullet of its own 10 minutes later when Jacobsen made a diving save to prevent Karissa Lopez’s 18-yard shot from going in the lower-left corner. “They came out on senior night and played hard and it took us a while to match their intensity and effort,” Marino said. “I saw better moments toward the end, which has me encouraged about the playoffs.” email@example.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
She later posted a picture of herself on social media showing her left arm in a sling.The goal made it 2-0 for Brazil just before the final whistle, at which Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, collapsed onto his knees and sobbed. He has been heavily criticized by fans in Brazil for his performance so far at the championship in Russia.The Paris Saint-Germain striker is under heavy pressure to deliver against Serbia on Wednesday. He is playing after a lengthy layoff due to surgery on a broken foot bone.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar, shown during a training exercise in Russia, scored against Costa Rica but has been heavily criticized by fans in Brazil for his World Cup performance so far © AFP/File / Nelson AlmeidaRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Jun 27 – When Neymar finally scored against Costa Rica, Brazil cheered, the superstar striker cried, and his sister… dislocated her shoulder.Brazil’s SporTV reported Wednesday that Rafaella Santos was so excited at her brother’s last-gasp goal in the tricky win against minnows Costa Rica on Friday that she collided with a friend and injured her arm.