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D-League: Manganti heats up as Akari-Adamson clinches playoff seat

first_imgPBA IMAGESSean Manganti guided Akari-Adamson to the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup playoffs after a 90-71  drubbing of Wangs Basketball-Letran Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The reed-thin forward was on fire all day long, unloading 10 of his 24 points in the third quarter where the Falcons broke off from the Couriers and turned a close 36-35 advantage to an 18-point lead, 61-43, which they would extend to 23, 84-61, on a Papi Sarr putback with 3:41 left in the game.ADVERTISEMENT WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 71 — Publico 20, Ambohot 12, Quinto 10, Calvo 7, Balanza 6, Muyang 6, Yu 6, Balagasay 2, Mandreza 2, Batiller 0, Taladua 0, Trinidad 0.Quarters: 15-14, 36-35, 66-49, 90-71.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Wangs-Letran leaned on Rey Publico, who topscored with 20 points and five rebounds.Jeo Ambohot also dropped 12 markers and four boards, while Bong Quinto has 10.The Couriers saw their three-game winning streak snapped to fall to a 5-3 record.The Scores:AKARI-ADAMSON 90 — Manganti 24, Ahanmisi 15, Sarr 15, Camacho 14, Catapusan 6, Espeleta 5, Macion 4, Mojica 3, Lastimosa 2, Pingoy 2, Zaldivar 0.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback 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 MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Manganti also grabbed five rebounds and four assists in Akari-Adamson’s third straight victory to grab a share of the lead at 7-2.“We really played well. That’s what were trying to envision, that we can be aggressive on defense and that’s what we’re preaching,” said coach Franz Pumaren.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJerrick Ahanmisi went a perfect 7-of-7 from the charity stripe to wound up with 15 markers, five boards, and four dimes, while Cameroonian center Papi Sarr got a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds.Simon Camacho also got 14 markers and seven boards as the Falcons dominated the boards, 48-35. Beal’s 34 lifts Wizards past Celtics in 2OT thriller Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterslast_img read more

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The greater numbers

first_imgDear Editor,President Granger imported a Constitution specialist to come to Guyana and teach our children and people that thirty-three is not greater than thirty-two. For the first time in my life, I am hearing that our parliamentarians are made up of fractions. Is it because Granger has enough money to waste, or because Mr Alexis is a bird of the same feather?Everyone knows that the APNU/AFC assumed power with thirty-three seats as a majority out of sixty-five seats. They were never asked to have thirty-four seats to win the majority and assume power. All along, this country was running by the APNU/AFC with thirty-three seats in Parliament and they approved everything without any question. So a thirty-three-seat majority was good enough for the Government but not good enough for the Opposition? Is the Government saying that they were ruling this country illegally from 2015 until now? What a downright shame and disgrace.President Granger should have brought in Mr Alexis a long time ago to amend our Constitution, to read that thirty-four seats were required out of sixty-five seats to obtain an absolute majority and then kick the Government out because they never obtained thirty-four seats.Guyana’s Constitution was designed and approved by Guyana’s parliamentarians in the National Assembly. We do not need any stranger to come here and tell us how to interpret our Constitution.Mr Alexis’ mathematical formula of a majority is: – sixty-five seats divided by two, equals thirty-two and a half, add one to make the majority, equal thirty-three and a half, round that off upward to the nearest whole number, equals thirty-four. Our Court of Appeal judges used this formula to arrive at their verdict.Now our Court of Appeal was made up of three judges. Mr Alexis’ formula must now also be applied here, so three judges divided by two, equals one and a half, add one to make the majority, equals two and a half, round that off upward to the next whole number equals three, so according to the formula used, the two judges out of three in the Court of Appeal did not make up the majority. Therefore, the verdict passed, was illegal, and totally bias. Judges in the Court of Appeal should always rule with dignity, and never take sides; they should always take pride in themselves, and respect their position. It is very shameful and a disgrace, when judges do not honour their obligations.It is also very sad to see our President, who spent so many years in the disciplined service in Guyana, showing very little or no respect for our Constitution, the National Assembly, and our Supreme Court’s rulings. I am hereby asking our President to do the right thing, honour our Constitutions, our National Assembly, and our Supreme Courts. Remember the oath you took and swear to abide with. And always remember that we all have a limited amount of time on this planet, so please help us to make the best use of this time, and not waste any of it.Respectfully,Eddie Singh-Lethemlast_img read more

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UL Professor Critiques VOSCON ‘Erroneous’ Audit Report in Court

first_imgUniversity of Liberia (UL) Professor Dr. Rexson Sandy, the defense expert witness whose request to cancel his testimony was denied by Criminal Court ‘C’ yesterday, took the stand and exposed discrepancies in the forensic audit performed by VOSCON, an accounting firm in the US$1.8 million theft case against four former employees of Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC). VOSCON’s reports initially pronounced the defendants guilty without allowing them to go through the legal process as provided under the law.To the utmost surprise of the defendants, it was the report that state lawyers were using as their key evidence to prosecute them on multiple criminal charges.It was that report which the UL Professor and forensic expert ripped apart, alleging it exposed lapses and the lack of a merit system.When he was cross examined by state lawyers, DR. Rexson, a fraud examiner, said for a professional fraud examiner to be called to testify in a court, that individual might have presented an engagement letter to that court.Unfortunately, the UL professor said, all of the documents presented to him, believed to be VOSCON’s forensic audit report, there was no engagement letter attached.He said an engagement letter explains in detail what the entity is hired to do in terms of the scope of operations.“VOSCON was hired by the management of LCCBC to conduct the audit, but it did not present to the court an engagement letter which authorized the company to perform the audit,” Dr. Sandy alleged. “There is no record to show anything about what VOSCON was hired to do. As a professional person, I read it and from my opinion I saw what the expert wanted to do.”Dr. Sandy explained further that, “in the report, the auditor or investigator was trying to determine whether the alleged misapplication was actually carried out by the defendants, but VOSCON failed to establish that because it did not follow the principle in forensic audit,” adding,” So really, based on my own professional judgment, I will not consider this report to be used in any court of law because it is incomplete and inaccurate.”Dr. Sandy went on, “we have a principle in fraud examination that advises us not to come out with a conclusion that someone committed a fraud, because doing that would expose that person to lawsuit as we are seeing in this case.”“Our job is to collect analysis and report our true findings to the entity that hired us to do a piece of work,” he added.He said, “As a fraud examiner, you cannot play double standard. “Your responsibility is to report your findings to management or your employer to prove that what you said is correct,” he emphasized.According to him, if you discovered that the allegation is true, you can state it in the report, but the fraud examiner cannot conclude that the individual is guilty.”By reading this report, there will be evidences that the judge or jury will use to make their determination,” Sandy said, The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Fisherman slapped with murder charge

first_imgA Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara (WCD) fisherman who allegedly stabbed a fellow fisherman to death was on Friday slapped with a murder charge and taken to the Leonora Magistrate’s Court.Charged: Ramesh RamdeenTwenty-year-old fisherman, Ramesh Ramdeen appeared before Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul. The charge stated that on October 20, he stabbed Noel Singh to death.On Friday Prosecutor Thowan Carol informed the court that the murder suspect, of Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara (WCD), was arrested on Tuesday at Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), some two days after the crime was committed.A post-mortem examination (PME) revealed that he died as a result of perforation of the heart due to stab wounds.The unrepresented man was remanded to prison and the case will continue on December 16.Reports are on October 20, at about 20:00h, the suspect allegedly stabbed Singh in front of his residence as he (Singh) was returning home from a local bar where he and his friends had been consuming alcoholic beverages.Singh was reportedly in front of his yard when the assailant confronted him.The argument is said to have been a “continuation” of a verbal row the duo had some six days prior to the stabbing incident. The row on Sunday night escalated and the suspect reportedly whipped out a knife from the waist of his pants and stabbed Singh twice to the left side of his chest and once to his back. He then allegedly cut the fisherman along his left wrist.Singh then collapsed and fell into the drain in front of his yard. He managed to climb out, covered in mud, and was picked up by one of his friends who had been in the street en route to a shop in close proximity of his home.Singh was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.last_img read more

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92 young curlers on ice for Jam Can Curling

first_imgC Event:1st – Derek Hadland, Baldonnel2nd – Quinton F.,CM Finch3rd – Deven Titley, CM FinchSchool participation trophy – CM Finch By Energeticcity.ca staff92 young curlers from around the area slipped and slid across the ice on Sunday, at the Jam Can Curling Bonspiel.Running since 1972, the event allows students from Kindergarten to grade seven to experience the fun and teamwork involved in the game of curling.- Advertisement -Winners from this year’s tourney include (by name of team skip):A Event:1st – Carlee Mayes, Bert Ambrose2nd – Kohl Halliday, Robert Ogilvie/Bert Ambrose3rd – Jarrad Lindsay, Alwin HollandB Event:1st – Nathan Siemens, Charlie Lake2nd – Noah Lang, CM Finch3rd – Konnor Sawyer, Charlie LakeAdvertisementlast_img

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Solstice rag-top powerful fun on the road

first_imgPontiac used the GM Kappa platform for the Solstice, and it also supports the Saturn Sky and Opel GT. Other drivetrain and exterior parts come from a variety of GM products, including Cadillac (interior storage bin) and the GMC Envoy (backup lights.) And while it’s not the fastest sports car on the road, speed isn’t its main purpose. The Solstice is best suited as a cruiser that relishes gobbling up curves and sunshine. The cockpit is comfortable and surprisingly quiet with the top down. Passengers don’t have to shout at each other even while zipping up the 101 in convertible mode. And it’s a car a minimalist would love. Tuck away the top and a small duffle is all that will fit into the trunk. So if you take it on vacation, the top will probably have to remain up until you reach your destination. And be careful putting stuff in the trunk. I leaned over to put something at the middle of the rear and came away with tread marks on my pants, courtesy of those big wheels. A large, easy-to-read speedometer and tach dominate the dash with a small, almost shot-glass-size gas gauge tucked in between. The comfortable steering wheel includes controls for the cruise control and audio system. But there is no center console storage. The glove box accommodates the owner’s manual and not much else. A small storage bin is tucked in between the driver and passenger seats and is awkward to access, especially while driving. And the master controls that operate the automatic windows are a tad too far back on the driver’s door armrest for comfort. Those are minor annoyances, though. Overall, the Solstice cockpit is surprisingly comfortable (even for someone over 6 feet tall) and the seats present good driving and riding positions. The convertible top is a breeze to operate and can be folded back into the trunk with one hand. And the car is also surprisingly quiet with the top up. Overall, this is a nice ride, especially for sunny Southern California. Or, as my wife put it as we headed out for a short road trip with the top down on a recent sunny day, “Honey, we’re young again.” greg.wilcox@dailynews.com (818) 713-3743 Pontiac Solstice TOP SPEED: 140 mph ENGINE: 2.4 liter DOCH Ecotec TRANSMISSION: 5-speed manual SUSPENSION: 4-wheel independent with Bilstein monotube shocks BRAKES: 4-wheel disc FUEL ECONOMY: 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highway PRICE: $20,395 base, $26,814 as tested TRIVIA: The Solstice was featured in a challenge on the third season of “The Apprentice.” Winner Kendra Todd developed a sales brochure for the car and Pontiac used her color descriptions (“aggressive” red, “cool” silver, etc. THE MANUAL SAYS: Your vehicle has a tire inflator kit. There is no spare tire, no tire-changing equipment and no place to store a tire. THE WIFE SAYS: “Honey, we’re young again.” Source: Daily News Research160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Top’s down, Ventura’s fading in the rearview mirror with Big Blue a placid presence on the left. An uncongested Highway 101 unwinds ahead of us. It’s a perfect setting to indulge the essence of Pontiac’s Solstice, a relatively new entry in the rag-top competition. Asphalt below, open sky above and wind whistling in our ears. It’s a car that almost demands you drive sans top. The curvy, sporty two-seater got lots of attention when it was introduced in concept form in 2004 and then as a production model at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show. That eye-candy factor – think a character from “Cars,” the animated film from Pixar Animation Studios, sprung to life – shows no signs of waning. This roadster averages dozens of smiles per mile and its looks even impressed the owners of two new Mercedes models. That’s due to some aggressive styling at the General Motors Corp. design center in North Hollywood, and 18-inch chrome wheels that came on the test model. It’s a low-slung road hugger with a wide footprint, equipped with a five-speed manual transmission. It can negotiate two-lane canyon roads with gear changes and little use of the brakes. This model had a 2.4-liter dual overhead cam engine turning out 177 horsepower that had no problem zipping up to freeway speeds or keeping up with traffic. last_img read more

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Ex-Liverpool great Hamann slams Karius for tears in Kiev

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool’s goalkeeper Loris Karius has been criticised by fellow German Dietmar Hamann, who won the Champions League final in 2005, for his display in the Kiev defeat against Real Madrid. © AFP / FRANCK FIFEBERLIN, Germany, May 30 – Dietmar Hamann, a former Champions League winner with Liverpool, has criticised the Reds’ goalkeeper Loris Karius for his tearful behaviour after the European final defeat against Real Madrid.“My sympathy with Karius is limited,” Hamann, 44, told magazine Sport Bild. “We don’t have to discuss that he decided the final with his two mistakes.“Something like that can also happen to a professional footballer.“But what I didn’t like was his behaviour afterwards.“To publically show his suffering after the final whistle was just as unnecessary as his tearful asking for forgiveness from the Reds fans.”Karius’ double mistakes in Kiev allowed Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale to snatch goals for Real in a 3-1 defeat and the 24-year-old goalkeeper cut a sad figure as he tearfully applauded travelling fans after the final whistle.However, Hamann was unimpressed with his fellow German.Liverpool’s Dietmar Hamann heads the ball during their Premiership football match against Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, 01 January 2005. AFP photo by Paul BarkerLiverpool’s Dietmar Hamann heads the ball during their Premiership football match against Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, 01 January 2005. AFP photo by Paul Barker © AFP/File / PAUL BARKER“Liverpool fans forgive their stars just as well as any other, the anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ is part of life out at the club,” said Hamann, who won the 2005 final with Liverpool.“With one exception: when your ego doesn’t match your performance.“Karius drives through Liverpool with the personalised number plates ‘LK1’ and makes waves in the city whenever he steps out.“Having airs like that is something Cristiano Ronaldo, alias CR7, can pull off in Madrid, because he has won the Champions League five times.“Someone like Karius has not achieved anything yet in his career and should be happy to have been given the chance by (Liverpool coach Jurgen) Klopp at a world-class club.”Hamann is not the first former Germany international to criticise Karius, who left Mainz for Liverpool in 2016, after Lothar Matthaeus described his performance in Kiev as the “worst goalkeeping display in the last 20 or 30 years”.However, Germany head coach Joachim Loew, currently in northern Italy for a World Cup training camp, sent Karius, who has yet to play an international, a text message of support following Saturday’s final.British Police are investigating after Karius was subjected to death threats and vile abuse on social media by furious Liverpool fans following his costly mistakes in Kiev.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Watch: Chelsea star Diego Costa’s stamping antics that left Liverpool furious

first_imgDiego Costa was on a one-man mission to wind up Liverpool’s players last night, with the Chelsea striker involved in two separate stamping incidents. Check out the clashes with Emre Can and Martin Skrtel and let us know if you think he was lucky to escape punishment from referee Michael Oliver.last_img

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Automakers’ ideas could find place on showroom floors

first_imgThis year’s lineup of concept cars at the Los Angeles Auto Show all look different but share a common styling cue.Unlike previous years, designers’ imaginations didn’t run wild – the 12 models on display look like a car you would likely encounter on the road.And that’s by design because some of them indeed are headed for the showroom floor.Most of the models would earn an environmental merit badge, too. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Here’s a sneak peek of what you will see. Audi Cross Cabriolet Audi unveils the Cross Cabriolet quattro, and this concept sports an eye-popping sunset-copper paint job. It’s a two-door, four-seater that the company said “combines the genes of a typical dynamic soft-top convertible with the all-around qualities of of a fully-fledged SUV.” It gets an eco-seal of approval, too, because the pop comes from an ultra low emission engine that delivers 240 horsepower. Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell Chevrolet’s entry is the Equinox Fuel Cell vehicle that’s part of a market test. GM developed a real-world vehicle that’s fully functional and can carry up to four occupants and their stuff. Top speed is 100mph. The Equinox has been crash-tested and is designed to meet all applicable 2007 U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, the company said. Chrysler Nassau Chrysler’s entry looks like it’s ready to roll off the show floor on to Figueroa Street. It’s designed to look small. The four-door model is built on a full-size wheel base but looks more compact than a Chrysler 300C of similar size. Hyundai Genesis Coupe Hyundai’s concept signals a radical departure for this maker on two fronts – product and target market. It’s a rear-wheel drive two-plus-two sports coupe scheduled to hit the market in 2009. Earlier this year, the company introduced a concept Genesis sedan. With the coupe, the company wants to appeal to driving enthusiasts.Styling touches include a Ballistic Black carbon fiber hood, roof and ground effects for reduced weight. Strong hints of what the production version will feature are hinted at in its “Z” bodylines and dramatic curves. Hyundai Veloster This concept car features a play on words. The name is a combination of velocity and roadster. It’s a sporty-looking two-plus-two with a panoramic glass roof. This concept has a retro interior featuring an iPod dock, which is common on lots of models now. The start button is on top of the shifter nob. Kia KND-4 This is a concept crossover that showcases hints at the styling touches and technologies that will appear in future Kias. It’s powered by a 2.2-liter VGT diesel engine that drives all four 20-inch wheels.The four-seater features floor, dashboard and door trim panels in metallic finish, indirect lighting, Bluetooth compatibility and a next-generation Active-Matrix, an Organic Light Emitting Diode display screen that’s ultra thin with an ultra-wide viewing angle. The entertainment system also plays Blu-ray DVDs. Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid Mercedes-Benz, which has several hybrid vehicles in development, brought the S400 hybrid to the show for its debut. It’s an advance look at the 2009 model.This vehicle is a “mild” hybrid that achieves a modest improvement in milage. Generally, these cars have oversized starter motors that allow the engine to be turned off whenever the car is coasting, braking or stopped. It can restart quickly and cleanly. Mercedes is using lithium instead of nickel metal hydride batteries. In addition to a 20-horsepower electric motor, the car has a 275-horsepower gasoline V-6. Mitsubishi Concept-cX Mitsubishi’s entry, the Concept-cX, is a stylish version of a small sport utility vehicle.It features a new 1.8-liter clean diesel motor connected to a Twin Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmissioncq. Mitsubishi maintains the Concept-cX achieves high levels of road performance while still being an environmentally sensitive off-roader. Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Porsche’s concept car will be a production model by the end of the decade, and it’s supposed to trim fuel consumption by about 15 percent, the company says. But it will drive like a regular Cayenne.The full-hybrid system, which will use a gasoline internal-combustion engine and an electric motor that will operate independently or jointly, is being developed with Volkswagen Group.Suzuki Makai Of all the concepts at the show, this one looks the most, well, conceptual. The others you might see on the road. This one probably not, and that’s too bad because it is sooo California cool. The car is based on the new 2008 Sport, and it has an open body to let all the sun, rain, wind and snow in that any adventurous driver could want.Stowing surf boards is no problem either because they can attach to the front windscreen frame and rear roll bar. And the aluminum seat frames wrapped with leather like straps are certainly edgy. But they look better suited for the patio, pool or beach. Volkswagen space up! blue Volkswagen unveiled the space up! blue car, the world’s first with a high-temperature fuel cell, which the company says performs better than the low-temperature variety. The car can be refueled by plugging it into a socket, which offers 65 miles of quiet motoring. Add the fuel cell’s charge, and the range is extended by 155 miles. Volvo ReCharge Concept Volvo’s concept entry probably has the coolest wheels at the show. They are a vivid green.The ReCharge Concept was developed at the Volvo Monitoring and Concept Center – the company’s think tank is in Camarillo.This is a plug-in hybrid with individual electric wheel motors and batteries that can be recharged via a regular electrical outlet for maximum environmental benefit.It can travel about 100miles on a charge before the car’s four-cylinder Flexifuel engine kicks in to power the car and recharge the battery.greg.wilcox@dailynews.com160Want 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

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