LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours But Evans is finding his game again with Memphis, which the Lakers could attest to after he scored 32 points Wednesday night to lead the Grizzlies to a 109-99 victory over Los Angeles.“He’s really good,” said Grizzlies interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff. “He’s been given an opportunity here that he hasn’t been given in a while, probably not since his rookie year in Sacramento.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We’re depending on him to do everything. We all know he has the ability to score but his playmaking is huge because it gives his teammates confidence.”Evans has taken over the starting point guard spot for the injured Mike Conley, and Wednesday he added seven assists and seven rebounds. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Memphis Grizzlies’ Kobi Simmons, left, gets a rebound against Los Angeles Lakers’ Josh Hart during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, California—Tyreke Evans started his career by being voted the NBA’s Rookie of the Year in 2010 after averaging 20.1 points for Sacramento.The next six years were difficult. He battled knee problems and missed games, and his scoring average plummeted to 10.3 points per game last season.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s just the way it is, you have no choice,” Gasol said. “You kind of lick your wounds and move on to the next game.”Rookie Kyle Kuzma had been on an offensive roll. He scored 31 points on Christmas against the Timberwolves, connecting on 6 of 11 3-pointers.But against the Grizzlies, he was just 4 of 24 from the field, going 1 of 11 from 3-point range.“He shot short some of the threes,” Gasol said. “Most of them were good looks for him, I guess. It happens. It’s part of the NBA. You have better shooting nights, worse shooting nights, and you just have to be OK with the shots you’ve taken.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jarell Martin added 20 points for the Grizzlies, who had lost four of five and were coming off their loss in Phoenix a night earlier on Tyson Chandler’s dunk with 0.4 seconds left. Andrew Harrison scored 15 and Deyonta Davis had 14.The Lakers, who were again playing without rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, lost their fourth straight.Brandon Ingram scored 23 points, but the Lakers shot only 37.6 from the field and were just 21 of 33 from the free throw line.“I just didn’t feel like we were making the extra pass consistently and Memphis did a really good job of being physical with us and they clogged up the paint,” said Lakers coach Luke Walton.The Grizzlies blocked nine shots. Marc Gasol had three alone with his 11 points, nine rebounds and five assists as Memphis bounced back from the loss in Phoenix.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 Warriors bury Jazz with big third quarter Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
At the African Development Bank’s 49th annual meeting recently held in Kigali, African leaders reportedly circumvented discussing corruption, even as they discussed transparency and accountability.It was not until former president of Botswana, Festus Mogae, raised the issue, that it was brought to the table.The question here is why. Why would African leaders, at an event held by an institution as highly esteemed as the African Development Bank, avoid addressing corruption? What an opportunity wasted! With so many leaders and bureaucrats present, there could have been no better platform on which to send the message that it is time to take governance to another level; to send the message from the AfDB that corruption will no longer be tolerated.But the AfDB should have even gone farther than just sending the message. Corruption should have been the theme. Indeed, perhaps the entire event was designed to sideline corruption. As our story mentioned, corruption is seen by many as THE biggest impediment to development. Where does all of Africa’s aid money go? Year after year, billions of dollars in loans and grants later, why are we still underdeveloped?Corruption does not just have to do with embezzlement; it has to do with nepotism and the protection of functionaries who are underperforming. It is disappointing that the AfDB did not take a stand on this.Our message to the African Development Bank is this: “Wake up!”Last year, the AfDB developed what could be described as a business plan for Liberia. We at the Daily Observer, having editorially promoted the view the nations should be run with the efficiency of businesses, were ecstatic. “Finally, A Business Plan for Liberia!” our editorial was headlined. The AfDB had come up with some fantastic ideas. All aid coming into the country should be consolidated into one bank account for efficiency and greater transparency. All development plans such as the Poverty Reduction strategy I & II, the Agenda for Transformation and the AfDB’s own business plan for Liberia would be consolidated.But the ball would be in Liberia’s court, the bank’s document concluded. We would have to be willing to implement the process and not let it be derailed.Here again is our message to the AfDB: “Wake up! This is not the time to be diplomatic and politically correct. You absolutely have the leverage with which to yank the chains of corrupt governments. You have a continent to develop, a legacy and a name to uphold. Name and shame. ‘Wounds from a friend can be trusted’, says the book of Proverbs. Wise up! Festus Mogae is absolutely right – demand receipts and results for every DOLLAR and cent you give. Do not keep giving money to non-performing governments.”Yes, nation-states are the biggest businesses in the world. They have assets and liabilities. They take out loans for development purposes and then waste them. Loans should only be taken out after the return on the investment has been accurately calculated. Strategy! Where are Africa’s MBA’s? Resources must not be given away for a pittance. We should not send our customers to the store house to get their own goods unaccompanied. Of course they will help themselves to more than they paid for! African nations act as if they do not know their own value. It is time we calculate the value of our assets and get top dollar for everything we sell. It is time we invested our profits in education and infrastructural development. Why be a shabby looking billionaire?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Living on a fixed income, seniors Richard and Bonnie Haviland occupy a rent-controlled apartment, clip supermarket coupons and rely on mass transit to get around town. Part of Los Angeles’ transit-dependent population, the Tarzana couple are reeling over the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s proposal to boost the cost of a $12-a-month senior bus pass to $60 over the next two years. “We live below our means – that’s basically how we get by,” said Richard Haviland, 67, who might trim his entertainment expenses to cover the fare hike. “But nobody will be taking the bus at $60.” The two-step rate increase would send fares for most passengers soaring by 100 percent or more, with hikes this summer and again in 2009. For some that’s too much, squeezing their already-tight budgets or even pushing them back into their cars. Finishing her shift at a local supermarket deli, Anna Marenco of Sun Valley said she could afford nothing more than a 50-cent increase to her $3 day pass. However, the pass could jump to $5 as early as July and to $8 by 2009. “Gas prices go up, but then go down,” said the 50-year-old, who commutes on the Orange Line busway. “But they’re not dropping these rates. This is not good.” In fact, fare hikes will likely result in a drop in riders who cannot afford the new prices, said John Husing, an economist and vice president of Economics and Politics Inc. in Redlands. Even with fewer passengers, he said, the MTA will generate more revenue because of the higher fares. “What ends up happening is people at the bottom end of the economic system either have to forgo something else or forgo using the bus,” Husing said. “It’s a very tough choice for them.” The Riverside Transit Agency, for instance, expected to lose 2 percent of its ridership when it raised rates 25 percent in 2005, but instead saw the number of passengers plummet by 11 percent, he said. Ridership is still down two years later, although the RTA’s revenue is up because of higher fares, said Husing, whose company did an analysis for the agency. Without a rate hike, MTA spokesman Marc Littman said, the Los Angeles agency would have to slash services to balance its budget. Under a federal consent degree, the agency since 1996 was forced to add 1.4 million hours of bus service and was constrained from fare increases for the first seven years of the agreement. Five months ago, a U.S. District Court judge lifted the consent decree. During the past five years, the transit agency has eliminated 545 administrative and managerial positions. It also has pushed for more advertising, installing TVs on its buses that play commercials and net at least $100,000 annually, Littman said. It plans to save about $10 million by cutting service hours and streamlining more than three dozen routes in an effort to erase next year’s $104 million budget deficit. “We’ve run out of rabbits to pull out of the hat,” Littman said. “We spent more than a decade to turn this into the best transit agency in America, and we don’t want to retrench.” Passenger fares this year brought in about $278.5 million, about 9 percent of the agency’s $3 billion budget. The MTA also got $1.6 million from its share of Los Angeles County’s sales tax. Although most mass transit is subsidized through taxes, agencies never recover their full operating costs, said Jack Kyser, chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. “They’re in a situation where their costs will always go up,” Kyser said. “The idea is that somebody somewhere has to pay for this.” The consent decree artificially minimized fares, which now have to catch up to today’s economy, said Mark Schniepp, executive director of the California Economic Forecast, a consulting firm in Santa Barbara. One-way tickets in New York City and Chicago cost $2, compared with $1.25 in Los Angeles. The MTA wants to increase the ticket to $2 by 2009. A day pass to ride public transportation in New York costs $7. In Chicago, it’s $5. Today in Los Angeles, the price is $3 and could rise to $8 in two years. “There is no free lunch,” Schniepp said. In training for her new job at Fatburger, 17-year-old Tianna Edmonson wants to buy a $20 monthly student pass to get from work in Sherman Oaks to home in West Hills. She stomped her feet when she learned that the pass could rise to $45 this summer and $72 in two years. “I think it stinks,” Edmonson said. “But I know they can get away with this because so many people rely on it.” email@example.com (818) 713-3746160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
BACK when he was hired as litigation cost manager in 2003, Robert Nagle’s job was to help Los Angeles County save money on legal settlements. Maybe the county should have never dumped him in 2006 – he could have been useful in combating his own future claim against it. Of course, if he hadn’t been fired, Nagle never would have been able to hit the county with a $2.2 million wrongful-termination suit. Earlier this summer, county supervisors agreed to settle that claim for $450,000. Only in L.A. County government could a hiring – designed to save money on legal settlements – end up costing nearly a half-million in a legal settlement. The county’s costs for judgments, settlements and outside legal fees were lower when Nagle still was on the payroll. But county officials claim that’s a coincidence, and they may be right. After all, the job was easier then – Nagle never had to deal with lawsuits from himself. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Mattia Destro in action for AC Milan 1 West Ham have submitted an improved offer for Roma forward Mattia Destro, according to reports in Italy.The 24-year-old is expected to leave the Italian capital this summer despite being called up to the squad’s pre-season tour of Australia.The Hammers had a bid rejected earlier this summer but, according to Il Corriere della Sera, the east London side have contacted Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini with an increased offer.Destro endured a frustrating 2014/15 campaign in Serie A, where he struggled to hold down a place in the Roma starting XI, and was then shipped off on loan to AC Milan.It is understood Destro is trying to force a move away from Rome and West Ham are clear frontrunners in the race to sign him.
[View the story “‘Who is going to play Harry Kane in the Jamie Vardy film?’ – Tottenham fans in dreamland after thumping Stoke” on Storify] Harry Kane’s goals brought his goal total to 24 this season Can Tottenham do it on a cold Monday night in Stoke? Dele Alli and Harry Kane certainly can, as they proved during as Spurs ran Riot at the Britannia.Kane and Alli both bagged a brace – with some really high quality goals – to cut Leicester City’s lead at the top of the Premier League to only five points with four games remaining.Kane’s goals brought his goal total to 24 this season, which is the same as the whole Aston Villa squad have managed. And it could – and should – have been more with Alli missing an open goal and Christian Eriksen thundering a shot against the crossbar when it was easier to score.Spurs managed 23 attempts on goal in total and their fans were in dreamland, praying for a first ever Premier League title.See below for the best social media reactions as Spurs turned up the heat on Leicester! 1
FANS are already comparing the new Donegal GAA jersey…to the soccer maestros of Brazil!But they won’t be able to get their hands on the new tops for a few more weeks.Anyone wanting to see them can catch a glimpse when Donegal take on Tyrone in the Dr McKenna Cup at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny this Sunday (2pm). The county team is back with O’Neills after leaving kit-maker Azzurri.DONEGAL GET NEW ‘BRAZIL’-STYLE JERSEYS FOR 2014 was last modified: December 30th, 2013 by John2Share 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:donegalGAAjerseyO’Neills
Mac Cumhaills GAA NotesMAC CUMHAILLS JACKPOT HITS EURO 10,000There were no winners of this weeks Jackpot. Numbers drawn were 6,7,25 and 28..There were 2 match 3 winners.Elaine Lafferty and Eileen Dunnion receive €75 each.Next weeks Jackpot is EURO 10,000. RESULTSSenior Football: Mac Cumhaills 2-16 An Clochan Liath 31-16.Rerserve Football. Mac Cumhaills 1-07 An Clochan Liath 1-15Third Team. Naomh Conaill 2-15 Mac Cumhaills 3-12.FIXTURES Thurs 3rd July. Senior Hurlers Home to Na Seamroga. 7.00pmSat 5th June.Northern Board Under 14 Championship Final V Buncrana. Convoy 1.00pm.Sunday 6th. Senor/Reserve Football. Away to Fanad Gaels. 1.30pm/3.00pm.BINGO The Bingo is on in the Villa Rose hotel this week. All very welcome.GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS FACE BUNCRANA IN U14 CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL was last modified: July 1st, 2014 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:GAAMac CumhaillsNoticesSport
ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Manchester United’s team bus was caught in traffic ahead of their Champions League clash with Valencia.The match, which was due to kick-off at 8pm, was subsequently pushed back five minutes after United requested a delay from UEFA. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow MONEY 1 silverware Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Jose Mourinho’s men need a result and the late arrival at Old Trafford is the latest in a series of issues for the club.A string of dreadful results, including a shock 3-1 defeat to West Ham on Saturday, has left them nine points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City in tenth. Mourinho’s men arrived late LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Kick-off in tonight’s #UCL match at Old Trafford has been delayed until 20:05 BST due to significant traffic congestion in the Manchester area. #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 2, 2018Mourinho is facing his most difficult spell as Red Devils boss, with rumours of a rift with star midfielder Paul Pogba dominating headlines across Europe.The ‘Special One’ will hope his side’s preparations have not been affected by the Manchester traffic ahead of such a crucial fixture. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won BEST OF
The Congress on Monday accused the BJP government in Chhattisgarh of attempting to cover up the death of three infants owing to alleged disruption in oxygen supply and demanded the resignation of the Health Minister.Bhupesh Baghel, Chhattisgarh Congress president, said, “The death of infants at Ambedkar hospital due to lack of oxygen supply is an unforgivable offense. The Health Minister should immediately resign or the Chief Minister should sack him.”