Norbert at courtside during Rain or Shine’s game on Friday. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNorbert Torres is still recovering from the wounds he suffered in a stabbing incident on Sunday but that didn’t stop him from showing up to support his teammates in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.The 28-year-old big man was in attendance in Rain or Shine’s 104-94 victory over Blackwater Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum marking the first time he was seen in public since the incident.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teng suffered wounds on his back while Thomas got his triceps cut up.Torres, whose left forearm is wrapped up, said he would still need to rest for 14 days before he can return to normal basketball action.“I’m still going to practices to show my support and I’m also talking to Jeron and Thomas and meeting with our lawyers as well,” said Torres.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Chris Tiu on ‘immaculate’ showing: ‘You just need courage to do those things’ LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial READ: Suspects in stabbing of Jeron Teng, two others used ring knife“I’m still recovering, of course, it’s only been six days and I’m just waiting for the doctor’s clearance that will allow me to play and practice with the team,” said Torres. “I’m just happy we got the win today.”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 crownTorres suffered cuts on his left arm that needed 11 stitches after he and his former La Salle teammates Jeron Teng and Thomas Torres were stabbed in an altercation in Bonifacio Global City.READ: Jeron Teng, 2 ex-La Salle players stabbed in BGC; suspects arrested Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ Shorter had 38 points for Ulsan Hyundai while former PBA import Ricardo Ratliffe, who now goes by Ra Gunah as his Korean name after getting naturalized, put up 37 points and 16 rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marreese Speights sent the game into overtime with a three-pointer, 89-all, with 1:01 left in regulation while Kyle Fogg hit the dagger in the extra frame.Fogg’s jumper put the Long Lions up, 98-94, with 1:08 to go in the game and all Guangzhou did was hold off the Mobis Phoebus’ charge.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 ChrissShannon Shorter had a chance to win the game for the Mobis Phoebus but he missed his jumper with three seconds left.Fogg led Guangzhou with 34 points while Speights had 30 points and 10 boards. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Javier, Pinto carry Blackwater to best franchise start Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Guangzhou Long-Lions vs Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus during The Asia League’s ‘The Terrific 12’ at Studio City Event Center on 19 September 2018, in Macau, Macau. Photo by Chung Yan Man / Power Sport Images for Asia LeagueMACAU—Guangzhou got through by the skin of its teeth after coming away with a 98-97 overtime win over Ulsan Hyundai in the group stage of the Asia League The Terrific 12 Wednesday at Studio City Events Center here in Macau.The Long Lions advanced to the semifinals of the tournament with a 2-0 record in Group A while the Chiba Jets and Mobis Phoebus got eliminated.ADVERTISEMENT
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has arrived in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, at the start of a four-day state visit to the world’s most populous nation. According to a dispatch, President Sirleaf and her delegation arrived in Beijing at about 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 1, following a successful visit to India where she participated in the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit.President Sirleaf was met on arrival at the Beijing International Airport by high-level Chinese officials headed by Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming and the Chinese Ambassador to Liberia, Zhang Yue, as well as Liberia’s Ambassador to China, McKinley Thomas and other officials of the Liberian Embassy near Beijing. Shortly thereafter, President Sirleaf and delegation departed Beijing for Xiamen City in Fujian Province for a day visit to an agriculture, fishing and juice factory. She returns to Beijing today for the start of official activities of her visit.Before leaving New Delhi, the President, on Saturday, October 31, delivered a lecture organized by the Research and Information System for Developing Countries. She spoke on a wide range of international issues including the 2030 Global Development Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals; the establishment and history of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), with emphasis on the involvement of the African continent and its leaders. Other issues covered in her lecture include the Group of 77 and the role of Liberia, the foundation and operations of the United Nations, the Africa Rising 2063 Vision, and gender equality.President Sirleaf and delegation were guests at a dinner organized and hosted by the Honorary Counsel of Liberia in India and Executive Director of BIRDGROUP, Ankur Bhatia, at one of his hotel complexes in New Delhi, India. To help expand the service industry, Mr. Bhatia reportedly intends to explore the possibility of extending his venture to Liberia to help enhance the country’s economic development programs and job creation efforts.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…heads home for ChristmasA Guyanese who spent three decades in prison in New York on a wrongful rape and robbery conviction is heading home to Brooklyn for Christmas.On Wednesday, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office said that it moved to vacate the conviction of Mark Denny, 47, and dismiss the indictment after an investigationMark Dennyrevealed faulty witness identification.Later in the day, Denny appeared before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Matthew D’Emic, who made his exoneration official.After the decree, it was said Denny smiled and waved to his family and friends who filled the court gallery.“I’m overwhelmed thinking of what I’ll do next to get my life back on track,” he said after walking out of the courthouse an innocent man.“I have no ill feelings towards the victim,” he added. “Going to prison was a traumatic experience mentally. There are a lot of people in my position. I appreciate everyone for all they have done for me.”Denny was the 24th person to have his conviction vacated by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Conviction Review Unit. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said his review team examined evidence and interviewed witnesses, as well as Denny’s co-defendants in the case.“After a lengthy and extensive investigation into this horrific case, I have concluded that the cause of justice requires that we vacate the conviction of Mr Denny,” Gonzalez said in a statement.Denny was exonerated with the help of the Innocence Project, which had been working on his case since 2009.“Mr Denny has been waiting for this day for a very long time,” said Nina Morrison, senior staff attorney for the Innocence Project.“We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and members of his Conviction Review Unit for recognising Mr Denny’s innocence and taking extraordinary steps to right the wrongs that kept Mr Denny incarcerated for his entire adult life,” she added.Denny was accused with three other defendants of a late-night gunpoint robbery and rape at a Burger King in the Kensington section of Brooklyn on December 20, 1987.The four were accused of forcing their way into the restaurant after closing and holding two employees — an 18-year-old woman and a male — hostage.They ordered the two employees to undress, took US$3000 from a safe, and then raped and sodomised the woman in a back room.It was said the victim had a blindfold over her eyes during a portion of the attack and may have passed out.Denny became a suspect in March 1988 after he was busted two months earlier for gun possession. According to reports, he was arrested in a car with the three other defendants, who were wanted for robbing a Manhattan Burger King.But the problems in identifying Denny began right away as detectives reportedly showed the rape victim a picture of Denny, but she did not identify him. Two days later, she was able to identify him in a line-up.But during Denny’s trial, the victim was vague in her description of him and his actions, the Daily News said.Dr Jennifer Dysart, a John Jay College psychology professor whom the District Attorney hired as a consultant to examine the case, said the victim’s witness reliability was likely affected by her limited opportunity to see her attackers, the existence of a gun, the extreme stress from the attack and the time lapse between the incident and the identification process, according to the Daily News.Gonzalez said he did not fault the Police investigators or the victim, noting that “little was known back then about memory retention and retrieval, and their effect on eyewitness identification”.The District Attorney said other factors contributed to vacating the conviction. He said Denny’s fingerprints were also not found at the crime scene, the Daily News said in its report.However, it said two of his co-defendants’ prints were recovered at the Burger King.One defendant, Raphael James, was convicted by a jury and was sentenced to 16 to 48 years in prison and the third co-defendant, Eddie Veira, admitted his involvement and pleaded guilty. Denny’s co-defendants all told the DA’s Conviction Review Unit that Denny was not involved. The defendant whose case was dismissed even admitted his culpability to the Conviction Review Unit, but maintained Denny was not there, Gonzalez said.Denny was convicted in 1989 and sentenced to 19 to 57 years in prison. He always maintained his innocence throughout — even through parole hearings.Gonzalez said Denny staying committed to his innocence and refusal to participate in a sex offender programme likely hurt his parole chances.Even with his innocence established, Denny still faces some legal hurdles, the Daily News said. As a child, he came to the United States from Guyana as a lawful permanent resident.While in prison, he was ordered to be deported due to his convictions, however, the Cardozo Law School’s Immigration Justice Clinic in Manhattan is working to reopen his case and prevent his removal from the country. (Jamaica Observer)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Effective immediately, all Fort St. John City trails are closed until further notice.Julie Rogers, Communications Coordinator, says they have a lot of trees down in the city, making it unsafe for use.“We have a number of trees down along our trails and with the heavy wind more may fall. Barricades have gone up at the Fish Creek Trails and other forested trails. For public safety, we are asking citizens to stay away from all of our forested trails.”Chris Murphy, Grounds Manager with the city says it will take crews a few days once the wind dies down to clean up the mess that the wind has left behind.“ It will likely take our crews a few days to clear away the debris once the wind settles down. For now, even our crews are not permitted on the trails due to falling trees.”- Advertisement –
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Nearly Full Moon Hike, 6:30 p.m., Franklin Canyon Ranch, Los Angeles. Take Sunset Boulevard to Beverly Drive, head north to the Franklin Canyon/Coldwater Canyon intersection, veer left and go one mile and turn right at Lake Drive Park in main lot at end of road. Cultural Arts Commission Meeting, 7:30-9:30 p.m., San Fernando City Hall Chambers, 117 N. Macneil St., San Fernando. Call (818) 898-1200. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Ventura County, known for its sprawling fields and commitment to open space, is both a home for agriculture and an area that is coping with booming population growth that began in the 1990s. The county faces the challenge of preserving the qualities that have drawn residents there while allowing for growth: The county had a population of 791,000 in 2003 and grew 11 percent between 1990 and 2000. “We’re protecting our open space while channeling growth into our cities,” said William Fulton, a Ventura-based author and urban planner. “We’re becoming more urban within city boundaries.” Agriculture remains a top industry, with strawberries and lemons generating millions in sales every year. Celery, avocados, lettuce and cut flowers also add to the bottom line. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Two major improvement projects along the 101 Freeway in Ventura County have snarled traffic for motorists, but they promise better commutes once construction is complete. In Camarillo, the $34 million Lewis Road interchange improvements should ease the crush at the popular Camarillo Premium Outlets. A $100 million project between Oxnard and Ventura will create a diamond interchange with Highway 1 and will replace the two Santa Clara River bridges with a single structure. East County residents have finally gotten their long-awaited mall – the Simi Valley Town Center, a Mediterranean-style shopping center long planned for 129 acres north of the 118 Freeway between First Street and Erringer Road, opened in October. Workers lower an F-14 Tomcat into its final position at the Ronald Reagan Library’s Peace Plaza in Simi Valley in August. Photo by Tina Burch / Staff Photographer
Letterkenny Gaels PRO Mark McFadden signs up for the 10K.Registrations got underway for Sunday’s big North West Charity 10k last night at the Letterkenny Community Centre Clubhouse.With over 2,500 walkers and runners expected to take part the 10k organizing committee is asking as many people as possible to pre-enter this week.Pre-entries will continue at the Community Centre on Wednesday 29th April to Friday 1st May 5pm — 6.30pm & Saturday 2nd May 3pm — 6pm. The four charities who will benefit from this year’s event are the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Donegal Down Syndrome Association, Blood Bike North West and the Donegal Youth Service.Runners and walkers can still enter on-line for the North West 10k at “http://www.northwest10.com” www.northwest10.com until this Friday evening.One of the early entrants was Danny Gibbons from Letterkenny who is going to run the 10k in memory of his later father Packie who sadly passed away in February.In 2011 Packie Gibbons was given the honour of giving the signal for the walkers and runners to officially start the 14th staging of the event. Packie had walked in all of the previous 10ks since the North West commenced in 1997. Also signing on early was the Letterkenny Gaels PRO Mark McFadden pictured here with his t-shirt, race number and chip.Danny Gibbons signs up for the 10K. REGISTRATION GETS UNDERWAY FOR NORTHWEST 10K was last modified: April 29th, 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) Tags:Northwest 10Kresgitration
Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook A selection of images from Saturday’s pre-season friendly between Hampton & Richmond and a QPR XI, who won 4-0 with goals from DJ Campbell – who scored twice – Troy Hewitt and Tom Hitchcock.
OAKLAND — Game 1 featured “The Backcourt Beatdown.” complete with the stats, final score and post-game analysis to explain what the Warriors did Tuesday to christen the Western Conference Finals.Steph Curry and Klay Thompson dazzled on their home court. Their Portland Trail Blazers counterparts did not.The Warriors defense made sure Damian Lillard’s Oakland homecoming wouldn’t be a crowning achievement on this almost-grandest-of-stages, and C.J. McCollum’s cold start further keyed a 116-94 …