Indiana fans value loyalty — the player they hold in the highest regard, Reggie Miller, stayed with the Pacers for 18 years. They had their hearts broken back in 2005-06 when Ron Artest demanded a trade, the first step in the dismantling of a nucleus the Pacers expected to compete for NBA titles for years to come.George, also a one-time centerpiece to Indiana’s title hopes, is gone, too. He figures boos will rain down as a result.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“I honestly wouldn’t think it would be any other way,” he said. “The Pacers fans outweigh the Paul George fans, so that’s what I’m looking forward to. I’m going to embrace that. I’m going to thrive on that. It’s going to give me the energy to play better.”Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony will be in a similar situation when the Thunder visit the New York Knicks on Saturday. Anthony was sent to Oklahoma City in the offseason after he waived a no-trade clause. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Oladipo downplayed Wednesday’s game in his typical low-key manner. He said he still is friends with his former Thunder teammates and the game simply is about handling business.“I look forward to every game, every game I play,” he said. “This is just another game, just another game that we’ve got to win. Obviously, you guys and the fans want to blow it up, which is fine. But we have to go out and play Pacers basketball.”Anthony preferred to stir the pot. He believes the expected hostile environment in Indianapolis will provide an opportunity to build team unity.“We’ve got to be ready for that because it’s us against the whole (state of) Indiana,” Anthony said. “Not just the Pacers, but the whole Indiana. I think Paul is ready for it. As a professional, as a competitor, it’s kind of bittersweet because you spent so much time and you want a different reaction from the people you put a lot of work in for, you fought for and you competed for. But then again, you want to go in there and have a good game. You want to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES View comments Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) shoots between Charlotte Hornets forwards Marvin Williams (2) and Frank Kaminsky, right, in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Paul George knows the crowd at Bankers Life Fieldhouse well enough to expect a rude reception when he returns for the first time.George spent seven seasons with the Indiana Pacers, and the four-time All-Star helped them reach the Eastern Conference Finals twice. After last season, George’s camp made it clear Indiana didn’t figure into his long-term plans, so the disappointed Pacers traded him to Oklahoma City for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis rather than risk getting nothing in return for him.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours McIlroy plans busy schedule leading to the Masters 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 “When he gets booed, we get booed,” Anthony said. “We’re in this together. We understand the situation. I’m pretty sure he’s going to embrace that situation, and we’re going to help him embrace that situation, and as a team, we’re going to help him embrace that situation.”George’s transition has been a bit bumpy. He is playing outstanding defense, yet still getting comfortable on offense alongside Anthony and Russell Westbrook. He’s averaging 20.6 points on 42 percent shooting overall and 41 percent shooting from 3-point range and leads the league with 2.4 steals per game. The team has struggled to a 12-14 record.“We’re not enjoying these losses but we’re enjoying the grind,” George said. “We’re enjoying the battles, we’re enjoying the targets on our backs. We’re enjoying everything that brought this team together.”The trade seems to be just what Oladipo needed. After Monday’s games, he ranked 10th in the league with 24.5 points per game, and the Pacers were No. 5 in the Eastern Conference with a 16-11 record.“I think he’s just in attack mode,” George said. “He’s aggressive. He’s confident. You can tell he’s worked extremely hard over this past summer, and Indy has given him the keys. You’ve got a young team around, a fresh locker room. It’s a lot of positive energy over there. They are playing well. They are playing good basketball.”ADVERTISEMENT
The Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia (MCA-L) has clarified that the Millennium Challenge Compact is an international treaty between the Government of Liberia and the Federal Government of the United States of America in which the United States granted US$257 million to Liberia to fund certain activities to improve the energy and roads sectors.In a press release over the weekend, MCA-L said it is an entity of the Liberian government created to ensure that the Compact’s activities are effectively implemented and the United States Government’s funds are disbursed in accordance with the Compact.The Liberian Government requested, and the United States Government agreed, that one of the Compact’s activities that should be funded by the grant is a management services contract of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC).It noted that the LEC was the procuring entity and, as a result of being funded by the United States Government, the procurement of the MSC was painstakingly thorough and undertaken through international competitive bidding.The release added that the procurement was managed by an international firm, TetraTech, funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Power Africa Transactions and Reforms Program (PATRP).It said all bids submitted were evaluated by a Technical Evaluation Panel (TEP), which included international consultants who were paid with funds provided by the United States government. After the evaluation of the bids, the TEP issued a Combined Evaluation Report that contained its recommendations that ESB International (ESBI) submitted that winning bid.It noted that as the funder, the United States Government had to approve the TEP’s report, after which, the LEC Board of Directors then provided its approval of the report. The Government of Liberia then entered into negotiations with ESBI. The Government’s negotiation team comprised of Dr. Clarence Moniba, Hon. Boima Kamara, Cllr. Frederick Cherue, and Dr. Augustine Jarrett.“After negotiations, LEC executed the MSC and, consistent with the law, the contract was signed by the Chairman of the Board of LEC, the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, and the Minister of Justice,” the release said.These facts revealed that, contrary to the misinformation recently aired on a local radio show, the MCA-L did not procure the MSC. There were international donors involved in the procurement process to certify that the process was not compromised. Therefore, no one at MCA-L influenced the selection of the winning bid, the release said.The release emphasized that the MCA-L’s role is to ensure that the United States Government’s grant is disbursed in accordance with the Compact, which is why MCA-L, with the aim of exercising its due diligence, procured an international contract monitoring consultant that provides additional oversight over the MSC by confirming to MCA-L that the MSC is complying with the terms of the contract before any payments are made.It noted “MCA-L has full fiduciary responsibility to the Government of Liberia and the Government of the United States of America and operates under the strictest principles of transparency, integrity, and accountability. That is why all information related to MCA-L’s involvement with the MSC can be found in its Board Meeting minutes, all of which are published on its website: www.mca.gov.lr.”It concluded that the MCA-L is aware that the LEC MSC prevents certain individuals from obtaining any further personal economic gain from LEC and those individuals have opted to pursue a smear and misinformation campaign against the LEC MSC, the MCA-L and its CEO.The MCA-L meanwhile called on the media to verify all information sent to them and provide MCA-L with an opportunity to either confirm or deny prior to releasing the information to the public.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Lloyd Greene of Lot 140 Laing Avenue, Georgetown who was on remand for the past nine years for the murder of Earl France has finally pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter on Thursday in the High Court.For his admission of having caused the man’s fatal stabbing on April 26, 2009 at Laing Avenue, Greene was sentenced to 10 years in prison by Justice Sandhill Kissoon.The 40-year-old labourer who has battled mental illness was deemed fit to stand trial. In computing Greene’s sentence, Justice Kissoon considered the time Greene spent awaiting trial, his guilty plea and the fact that he showed remorseLloyd Greeneamong other things.According to reports, the accused had gone through four Preliminary Inquiries (PIs) before he was committed to stand trial at the High Court by Georgetown Magistrate Dylon Bess in May 2014.His Attorney, Adrian Thompson told Justice Kissoon that the amount of time his client spent awaiting trial was unreasonable. He also highlighted that Greene was raised by his mother since his father was not around and as such, requested the court’s mercy. According to the facts presented by State Prosecutor Lisa Cave, the now deceased man was visiting his cousin at Laing Avenue when the mother of France’s three children took the young children to visit him.Some time later, France and Greene had a fight which resulted in France being stabbed in the left side of his chest. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A post-mortem examination gave his cause of death as shock and haemorrhage owing to stab wounds to the heart. Greene was said to be 24 years old at the time of his demise.
By Bhisham MohamedThe 47-year-old lover of 73-year-old Deonarine, also called “Russian,” who was found dead with a single gunshot wound to his abdomen, has allegedly confessed to the heinous crime on Tuesday.Dead: Deonarine, also called RussianThe woman, who was once the man’s maid, made the confession during interrogation by members of the Major Crime Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).The woman reportedly told detectives that on the night of the murder, the now dead man picked her up from her home at Charity Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast and they went to his house. While there, she made dinner and they ate.They retied to bed, and had sexual intercourse. However, an argument broke out between them after she refused to have sex for a second time.The argument escalated, and the farmer reportedly armed himself with a knife and threatened to kill her if she did not comply with his request. This led to a scuffle between them, resulting in the woman being injured as she attempted to take away the weapon.The knife, she told detectives, fell to the floor, and in retaliation, the elderly man ran to the lower flat of the house, where he collected the firearm from a secured safe and returned. She attempted to take away the gun, but it went off, mortally wounding him.After the incident, she reportedly got rid of the weapon and raised an alarm, claiming that the elderly man was shot during a robbery. The man was rushed to the Charity Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Initially, the woman and three employees of the deceased were arrested. During the preliminary investigation, the woman had told Police that while they were having dinner someone rapped at the door, and the now dead man went to enquire. She claimed the man was attacked by a masked man armed with a firearm. She had claimed that she intervened and held on to the weapon, but instead of letting go, the masked man whipped out a knife, and she held on to that too.During the commotion, she claimed, Deonarine ran into the lower flat of the house while the armed man over powered her and went in pursuit of the farmer.When contacted, ‘G’ Division (Essequibo Coast and Islands) Commander, Superintendent Khali Pareshram, confirmed that the woman has confessed to the murder.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Ministry of Transportation says roads are being assessed and crews will determine when they can re-open again.Kate Mukasa, Public Affairs Officer with the Ministry says Highway 2 and Highway 97 are the most important right now.Ministry staff are working closely with local governments and emergency personnel to monitor the conditions of provincial roads.Damage to the roads is being assessed on an ongoing basis. At this point, there are sections of Highway 97 between McKenzie and Chetwynd and at Rolla Road between Highway 49 and Highway 2 near Dawson Creek that have been washed out. The road is also flooded in sections throughout the region. Crews continue to assess the damage.Roads will be open to traffic as soon as highway maintenance and engineering personal can repair and confirm that they’re safe for the travelling public. We will work as quickly as possible to repair the damage from the floods when we’re able to do so.We ask that the public go to drivebc.ca for all the latest updates on roads or call 1-800-550-4997 for highway conditions.Advertisement Highway 97 at Commotion Creek, west of Chetwynd. – Ministry of Transportation Aerial of Highway 97 west of Chetwynd. – Peace FM Aerial of Highway 97 west of Chetwynd. – Peace FM Aerial of Highway 97 west of Chetwynd. – Peace FM – Advertisement –
Donegal mountain-climber and businessman Jason Black is back on track in his quest to climb Everest.After a few small setbacks, he has arrived at the North Coll 7,090 mtrs yesterday after a five hour hard trek.Jason has contacted his friends and family back in Donegal to say he’s feeling really good and strong. He will stay at his current location for a couple of nights before heading to camp 2 at 7,700mtrs on Friday.He will head back to base camp over weekend and will wait for window to open to tackle summit then!He told friends “All is on track.” JASON MAKES IT TO 7,090 METRES NORTH COLL was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 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:Jason BlackMount Everest
Lauren Duke has fulfilled her dream of establishing her own salon after opening ‘Daisy Duke’s Make-Up and Beauty Lounge’ in Dunkineely.Lauren studied Beauty Therapy in Bronwyn Conroy, Blackrock, Dublin in 2011 where she received her C.I.B.T.A.C AND C.I.D.E.S.C.O Qualification and followed by working in Blackrock, Dublin for period of time. Following her experience in Dublin she then went on to work for Therapie Clinics in both Derry and Sligo where she trained in laser hair removal and a wide selection of high-tech, non-surgical, image-enhancing procedures for face and body.Lauren’s attention to detail gives this salon a stylish and warm touchHer passion was to always open her own salon, and in July of this year she opened Daisy Duke’s Make-Up and Beauty Lounge at Station Road in Dunkineely.She is just thrilled with the response she has received since opening and wishes to thank all her customers for their continued support. Her parents, Gerry and Patricia Duke from Donegal Town, are delighted and wish her all the best.You’ll feel fresh as a ‘daisy’ after visiting Dunkineely’s new chic salon was last modified: September 16th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:daisy dukesDunkineelylauren dukeSalon
A man rushing to NowDoc with his sick daughter was forced to slow down to avoid speed vans on the outskirts of Carndonagh.The incident has led local councillor Ciaran McLaughlin to call for a review of speed cameras across Inishowen.The Buncrana Town Councillor revealed the man was driving at Molly’s Brae outside Carn but because he was going downhill at a 60kmp zone, he was forced to brake when he saw the speed van. Cllr McLaughlin said “Questions need to be asked. Is this a sneaky place for a speed van?“How many accidents have occurred at this spot? Is this just a money making scheme?”He added that motorists have a right to know whether local speedcameras are justified, are they making the roads safer or are they just raising money? He referred to an RTE news report in July of this year which claimed that the Xavier McAuliffe consortium, the speed vans operators, made €48,000 profit per week with the speed van cameras.“I will be bringing this to the attention of my Sinn Fein colleagueDeputy Padraig MacLochlainn as I believe questions have to be asked,” he said. MAN RUSHING TO NOWDOC FORCED TO SLOW DOWN FOR SPEED VANS was last modified: September 17th, 2013 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:CarndonghCllr Ciaran McLaughlinNowDocspeed vans
Local residents today welcomed the decision of the Council to refuse permission to increase the height of two wind turbines on Crockbrack Hill, near Kinnagoe Bay, by 24 % to an overall tip height of 132 meters.The Council’s refusal is based on the new national tourist development the Wild Atlantic Way.The road passing Crockbrack Hill is now identified as a Scenic Driving Section, a fundamental element of the route, providing the visitor with opportunities to see and experience the best land and seascapes along the route. Kinnagoe Bay is a Discovery Point, the third point on the Wild Atlantic Way when you start the route from Derry and the North. Kinnagoe Bay was selected on the basis that it provides an exceptional Wild Atlantic experience.“One of the great joys of living here is the wild, unspoilt countryside and coastline. It is great that this new tourist route is now happening. It is the longest one in the world! People will come to see the wildness of it all. That is why it is called the Wild Atlantic Way not the Industrialised Atlantic Way” said a residents’ spokesperson today.“Now that the roads around Kinnagoe Bay have a special status as part of the Wild Atlantic Way, the Council’s Tourism policy of ‘not permitting development proposals which would detract from the visual quality/amenity on either the approach roads to, or the views to be had from significant tourist attractions (TOU – P – 3)’ becomes more urgent.“It is the natural progression now for the areas on either side of the Wild Atlantic Way to become areas ‘not open for consideration’ for wind farms. We are talking to our local Councillors to start this Variation Process immediately in relation to the rest of Crockbrack Hill. The Wild Atlantic Way is a multi – million Euro, international investment seeking to get tourists to Ireland. We need to protect the route so that they see Ireland at her best” the spokesperson added. TOURISM WINS OUT OVER WIND TURBINES IN INISHOWEN – RESIDENTS was last modified: March 14th, 2014 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:CampaignDonegal County CouncilKinnegoTurbineWild Atlantic Way
“It was probably cooking in there, smoldering for a while,” he added. No one was in the building when the fire broke out. Eleven engine companies, three truck companies and two squads reported to the Saturday morning blaze, which was knocked down by 6:53 a.m. Damage, which was confined to the restaurant, was estimated at $2.25 million. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 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! CANYON COUNTRY – The landmark Don Cuco restaurant on Camp Plenty Road consumed by fire Saturday morning will rise again. Enrique Salazar, bar manager of the Newhall Don Cuco, one of the four franchises in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, said that owners of the restaurant are planning to rebuild. He expressed concern for the more than 40 employees suddenly out of work at that location. “We are trying to find work for them at our Lancaster and Acton restaurants as well as here,” Salazar said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “We have a lot of good workers that we want to keep. We don’t want them to find jobs somewhere else. We have a bartender who’s been with us 15 years; our chef has been there a long time, too.” The Newhall restaurant was flooded with calls from people with catering orders pending at the Canyon Country location. Salazar said the restaurant was trying to accommodate the customers, despite the loss of the larger kitchens at the Canyon Country site. Detective Enrique Velazquez with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Arson and Explosives unit said that arson has been ruled out as the cause of the fire. “We saw nothing at the location that would make us believe it was arson,” he said. “We are 90 percent sure that it started as an electrical fire in the attic.” Velazquez said that restaurant employees reported closing the building at midnight Friday. When firefighters arrived shortly after 5:30 a.m., the fire had consumed the roof.