Leading video entertainment company, MultiChoice Nigeria, has announced a special price offer to herald the 2017/18 football season.The new price offer, tagged the Football Rush Offer,will see subscribers enjoy up to a 31 per cent reduction on the Explora 2 decoder and subscription bundle and a 45 per cent reduction on the Zapper decoder and subscription bundle. This offer is valid while stock last and is open to new and existing subscribers.Subscribers can now purchase their DStvExplora and Zapper decoders under this new price regimen in the Football Rush Offer: Exploradecoder plus one month Premium subscription now N38,300 from N52,000; Exploradecoder plus one month Compact Plus subscription now N33,500 from N47,100 while a one month Compact subscription with Explora decoder will now go for N29,900 against the old price of N43,500. Meanwhile, the Zapper decoder with one month Premium subscription will now go for N18,300 against the old price of N27,200; Zapper decoder plus one month Compact Plus subscription will now be N13,500 from N22,400; Zapper decoder plus one month Compact subscription will be N9,900 from N18,800 while the Zapper decoder with three months subscription on Access will now go for N9,900 from a previous price of N14,400 which had just a month validity.Martin Mabutho, General Manager, Marketing, MultiChoice Nigeria describing the offer said: â€œWe are shaping our business to respond to our customersâ€™ needs. Our Football Rush Offer is to allow more subscribers to enjoy the upcoming football season. Our price slash will afford more football loving subscribers soak up the excitement this season is sure to giveâ€.Speaking further Mabutho said the price reduction was in line with the companyâ€™s commitment to make quality entertainment more accessible. â€œIt is our desire that more Nigerians have a DStv decoder in their homes that will open them up to a world of exciting content which will inform, educate and inspire themâ€, he concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢State of Kansas v. Dylan Bain-Kop â€” Case No: 16 CR 68.Date of birth: 1996 Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: February 26, 2016.Charges:Count 1 â€” Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Endangering a child, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 â€” Criminal deprivation of motor vehicle, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Bain-Kop is accused of during an argument, angrily punching his girlfriend and putting her in a chokehold. He also allegedly while she was holding her baby, angrily pushed her causing her to fall down on the bed. She got up, and he allegedly threw her back down on the bed while she was still holding the baby. He then is accused of taking the girlfriendâ€™s car and leaving the premises even though she told him he could not take it.â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Vance Lough â€” Case No: 16 CR 70.Date of birth: 1965 Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: March 9, 2016.Charges:Count 1 â€” Violation of Kansas Offender Registration Act, Level 6 felony. Case description: Lough is accused of violating his court agreement in which he is to report to the Sheriff every three months and also to notify him three days of any chang of address. On Feb. 18, 2016, a Sheriff deputy tried to verify his residence at the Siesta Motel, but the manager allegedly said he had moved out in January, 2016. He also allegedly missed a court date. â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Kameron Jurey â€” Case No: 16 CR 71.Date of birth: 1996 Address: Geuda Springs.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 28, 2016.Charges:Count 1 â€” Assault, Class C misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Battery, Class B misdemeanor.Â Case description: Jurey is accused of rapidly approaching his father in an angry manner during an argument over him not doing his chores. Allegedly, when the father walked away to defuse the situation, Jurey acted as if he was going to hit him. He then allegedly grabbed his father by the throat or shirt collar after being pushed away. He then allegedly angrily wrestled with the father which alarmed a third person, who tried to restrain Jurey until he was no longer so mad. â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Stephanie Hart â€” Case No: 16 CR 72.Date of birth: 1974. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: March 6, 2016.Charges:Count 1 â€” Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Vehicle burglary, level 9 felony. Count 3 â€” Vehicle burglary, level 9 felony.Count 4 â€” Theft, level 9 felony. Case description: Hart is accused at about 5:48 p.m. while inside the Kansas Star Casino taking someone elseâ€™s keys which was dropped onto the Casino floor and leaving. Hart is then accused of entering the vehicle twice to commit a felony and eventually found the womanâ€™s purse which included cash and credit cards. She also got cash and credit cards from two other purses that had a value of about $1,723 all together. â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Nakia Hearlson â€” Case No: 16 CR 73.Date of birth: 1975 Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: March 8, 2016.Charges:Count 1 â€” Aggravated assault with firearm, level 7 felony. Count 2 â€” Domestic battery, Class B misdemeanor. Case description: Hearlson is accused of pointing a handgun at another person during an argument. He allegedly angrily pushed the gun into the womanâ€™s side causing intense pain due to her recent operation.â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Wesley Cousins â€” Case No: 16 CR 74.Date of birth: 1966 Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: March 6, 2016.Charges:Count 1 â€” Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Vehicle burglary, level 9 felony. Count 3 â€” Vehicle burglary, level 9 felony. Count 4 â€” Theft, level 9 felony. Case description: Cousins is accused at the Kansas Star Casino at about 5:48 p.m. of taking someone elseâ€™s keys which was dropped onto the Casino floor and leaving. Hart is then accused of entering the vehicle of the stolen keys twice to commit a felony. He eventually found the womanâ€™s purse which included cash and credit cards. She also got cash and credit cards from two other purses that had a value of about $1,723 all together. â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Zane Deffenbaughâ€” Case No: 16 CR 75.Date of birth: 1994. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: March 13, 2016.Charges:Count 1 â€” Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Possession of methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony.Count 3 â€” Possession of marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 4 â€” Possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor.Count 5 â€” Possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Deffenbaugh is accused of stealing a power washer, portable lock boxes and a personal computer monitor from JumpStart Conoco at 1106 North A. Street in Wellington. After being apprehended, he allegedly had in his possession: methamphetamine, marijuana and a smoking pipe. â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Christopher Gennett â€” Case No: 16 CR 76.Date of birth: 1971. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: March 13, 2016.Charges:Count 1 â€” Aggravated Battery, level 7 felony.Count 2 â€” Aggravated Assault, level 7 felony.Count 3 â€” Criminal Damage to Property, level 7 felony. Count 4 â€” Criminal littering, unclassified misdemeanor. Count 5 â€” Reckless driving, unclassified misdemeanor. Case description: Gennett is accused of using a White 2013 Ford F-150 pickup as a deadly weapon where great bodily harm, disfigurement or death could have been inflicted.Â He allegedly used the pickup to place another person with immediately harm. He also allegedly caused damage to a 2006 Dodge 1500 pickup. He then is accused of depositing tree branches and tree logs unto Ridge Road in Sumner County without permission from a public officer. â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Andy Joe Andrews â€” Case No: 16 CR 77.Date of birth: 1977. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: March 5, 2016.Charges:Count 1 â€” Criminal trespass, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 â€” Disorderly conduct, Class C misdemeanor.Count 3 â€” Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 4 â€” Interference with law enforcement, Class A misdemeanor. Count 5 â€” Possession Controlled Substance (depressant), level 5 drug felony. Case description: Andrews is accused of not leaving the Kansas Star Casino parking lot after being told to do so due to his intoxication and profanity. He is accused of using fighting words, intentionally striking another person with cigarette ash, physically resisting arrest and being escorted to a holding cell. He also allegedly had several Alprazolam in his pocket in a container that was other than a prescription drug container. â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”State of Kansas v. Nicole Shay Hargis â€” Case No: 16 CR 78.Date of birth: 1992. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: May 18, 2015.Charges:Count 1 â€” Possession Methamphetamine, Level 5 drug felony. Count 2 â€” Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Hargis is accused of having methamphetamine in a spoon on a chair inside her residence as well as residue in a coin sized baggy. She also allegedly had a loaded syringe in a glass smoking pipe in the garage. She also allegedly had a spoon, plastic baggies inside a Juicy Fruit container, and a coin sized baggy on a chair in the residence.
LONGSHOT IPPODAMIA’S GIRL GOES GATE TO WIRE TO WIN $69,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 1 ½ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO; TRAINED BY LERNER, SHE GETS MILE ON GRASS IN 1:35.04ARCADIA, Calif. (May 5, 2019)–Winless in three starts last year and idle since Dec. 30, George and Martha Schwary’s homebred Ippodamia’s Girl broke running and kept on going to register a major gate to wire upset in Sunday’s $69,000 Santa Anita allowance feature, prevailing by 1 ½ lengths while getting a flat mile on turf in 1:35.04. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano and trained by Andrew Lerner, the 4-year-old Stormy Atlantic filly finished like a filly with a big future.“She’s a classy filly,” said Lerner, who took over training duties from William Morey about one month ago. “I thought she was tight enough today. We put a seven eighths (work) in her (on April 15) and a couple three quarters before we blew her out three eighths last Wednesday. She’s stakes caliber.”Tracked throughout by eventual runner-up Ms Peintour, Ippodamia’s Girl seemed to relish being on the lead. A quarter mile out, Ms Peintour got to her right flank, but from there, the winner was simply too much.Fifth, after leading early under same allowance conditions here on Dec. 30, Ippodamia’s Girl was off at 21-1 and paid $44.00, $22.00 and $13.00.Bred in Kentucky and out of the Peterhof mare Ippodamia, Ippodamia’s Girl, who won the ungraded Blue Norther Stakes here in December, 2017 when trained by Mike Puype, is now 9-3-2-1 and with the winner’s share of $41,400, she now has earnings of $146,170.“It looked like the only other speed in the race was the number three (Achira),” said Bejarano. “When they took her back, my filly was on the lead, so I just went for it.”Ridden by Joe Talamo, Ms Peintour kept to her task and prevailed by a neck over Flammetta for second money. Off at 10-1, Ms Peintour paid $11.80 and $7.60.Flammetta, who was third throughout, was ridden by Flavien Prat and just held the show spot by a nose over Achira. Off at 8-1, Flammetta paid $7.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.24, 47.33, 1:11.57 and 1:23.23.Live racing will resume at Santa Anita on Friday, with first post time at 1 p.m. The track will be open for simulcast wagering on Wednesday and Thursday, with admission gates opening at 10 a.m. Free General Admission and parking are offered on all weekdays and free Club House admission is also offered each Friday. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
Barça announced Thursday in a statement the appointment of Emili Rousaud, partner 31.011, as the new institutional vice president of the Barça club. Rousaud has been a member of the Board of Directors since July 2015 and, according to the club’s statement, “in these years he has been assigned to the Social Area as the responsible manager of the Office of Specialized Care, department that watches over accessibility policies, inclusion and mobility in the Club ”. If you go to the bottom of the matter, the appointment as vice president of Rousaud is the confirmation that he will be Bartomeu’s dolphin and, therefore, a continuing candidate for the next presidential elections of 2021. Rousaud will also go hand in hand with Jordi Cardoner, current vice president of the social area who has renounced to be a continuous candidate in exchange for being comfortably installed in the organs of power and having access to greater responsibility in the Foundation. The Barça statement explains that “Emili Rousaud i Parés (Barcelona, April 27, 1966), partner 31,011 of FC Barcelona, He has a degree in Business Studies and an MBA from ESADE, a degree in Business Management and Administration from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and a Master in Tax Consulting and Management (AGT) from ESADE. On a professional level, he is the founder and general director of Factor Energía, SA, the first electricity trading company born in the liberalized market, and combines Factorenergia management with the vice presidency of the Catalan employers’ association PIMEC. He is also a member of the Plenary Session of the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona, as well as a member of the Market Agents Committee of the Spanish Electricity Market, being a promoter and founding member of the Association of Independent Energy Marketers (ACIE), of which he currently He is 2nd vice president. He is vice president of the Catalan association Grup de Gestors Energètics (GGE). On the other hand, he is an associate professor at Pompeu Fabra University in subjects related to the marketing area in the Faculty of Journalism and Audiovisual Communication ”. Barça also announced that, at the proposal of President Josep Maria Bartomeu, “the Board of Directors incorporates David Bellver, partner 45.015, as an integrated member of the Sports Area, with functions linked to international competitions organized by UEFA and FIFA. Bellver has been a member and coordinator of the Club’s formative football sports commission, between 2003 and 2005, and since 2010 he has been a representative of the Club’s institutional relations before UEFA ”. It has been to start the year before the elections and start moving the institutional tree in Barça.
“Yes, [we’re playing the] same team,” Reyes said in a text message to the Inquirer. “We want to see improvement [compared to our first game].”After identifying some flaws in the game against Japan, Reyes and his staff decided to stick it out with the same team, leaving Raymond Almazan, Carl Bryan Cruz and Mac Belo in the freezer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneGilas blew hot and cold against the Japanese, relying on its defense and the guns of Andray Blatche and Jayson Castro in the stretch to keep intact a winning streak against Japan that dates back to 2004.The Filipinos will be clashing with a Taiwan side that dealt them a very painful defeat in Manila four years ago, with Wen Cheng Tsai and naturalized center Quincy Davis III leading the enemy anew. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Gilas has a deeper bench, and it is this depth that Reyes hopes to maximize as he got little from some of the more established players in his team like June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar and Calvin Abueva.Taipei will be coming into the contest fresh from a 104-66 shellacking at the hands of world No. 9 Australia, also Friday.Gilas will be playing with size against Taipei as Blatche will be joined in the frontline by the 6-foot-10 Fajardo and athletic 6-foot-9 forward Aguilar.Both Fajardo and Aguilar will be coming off relatively silent games after failing to score in twin digits and combining for just six rebounds against the Japanese.Castro will surely be a marked man, more so after showing the field how he took over when the chips were down for the Filipinos.He finished with 26 points on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Gabe Norwood is also a no-brainer inclusion, as he will again be tasked to put the cuffs on Taipei’s deadliest gun. On Friday, he wound up as one of four players in twin digits in scoring with 10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Global Cebu settles for 2nd in Singapore Photo from Fiba.comSame lineup, yet Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes hopes to see something different from his charges on Monday against Chinese Taipei in the first window of their Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifying series.Reyes did not tinker with the 12-man roster that pulled off a 77-71 decision of Japan on Friday night in Tokyo, but obviously, the firebrand tactician doesn’t want to go through the same scare when they battle the Taiwanese at 7:30 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments
MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina That gig earned him a coaching job at Foton which won its second Grand Prix title last year with Branislav at the helm.But over the weekend, he was released by the Tornadoes, who then acquired Rommel Abella to coach the team for the next season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson FILE – Moro Brasnilav. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt didn’t take long for Moro Branislav to find a new home in the Philippine Superliga, with the Serbian coach snagging a two-year contract with rising squad Cocolife.The Asset Managers’ top brass, Joshua Ylaya, said Branislav will be taking the reins from Kungfu Reyes on the Cocolife bench starting the 2018 season.ADVERTISEMENT “Our goal in the first year was just be a contender, a dark horse,” said Ylaya. “I guess we’re already successful with that so we’re raising the bar by hiring a proven mentor in coach Moro.”Cocolife made it to the semifinals during the recent Grand Prix, after placing fifth in the All Filipino.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 folkBranislav cut ties with Foton after failing to win the franchise a conference title this season.The Tornadoes lost in the semifinals despite a solid lineup that included local star Jaja Santiago and three Croatian imports including scoring machine Sara Klisura. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH aims for first soft tennis gold in Indonesia Asian Games Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Klisura had scored 41 points in the recent Grand Prix, which stands as the all-time high in a single PSL game.But Ylaya, who assembled for the Asset Managers top players from Ateneo and La Salle, said he’s not expecting a major shift overnight.He said Branislav will be the tactician, while Reyes will play the role of a disciplinarian.Branislav is also being considered for the national team, according to Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas acting president Peter Cayco.Branislav had an extensive stint with in the European league before handling the PSL team in the 2016 Asian Women’s Club Championships.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
MOST READ LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Indian athletes were facing investigations on Saturday after the discovery of syringes in their accommodation at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.A cleaner at the athletes’ village tipped off authorities about the syringes, which will now be analyzed, Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive David Grevemberg said.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Batang Gilas arrives in China for Fiba U16 Asian Championship 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 He added: “If analytical evidence indicates it’s worth a follow-up, the CGF medical commission will follow these procedures as set out in the anti-doping standard.”Grevemberg refused to reveal whether athletes at the accommodation would undergo extra testing, stressing that the “element of surprise” was important in catching drug cheats.“Obviously, we don’t want athletes that are cheating on the field of play or in the Games,” he said.However, India team manager, Ajay Narang, denied the needles were anything to do with them, saying they were found inside a water bottle on a path outside.“One of my guys reported that to us. I had a look and could see these were syringes,” Narang told AFP.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “As a good citizen, I immediately went to the Medical Commission office for analysis and disposal. We didn’t open the bottle at all.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He added that the Commonwealth Games has a “no-needles” policy for athletes — and “zero tolerance” for doping. The Games will open in Gold Coast on Wednesday.The Indian team denied any wrongdoing or that the syringes were even in their rooms.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“The CGF medical commission responded to a report from a cleaner of the presence of needles in the athletes’ accommodation in the Games village,” Grevemberg said.“Under the 2018 Commonwealth Games anti-doping standard, a no-needle policy applies to athletes for the entire Games period, unless under approved exemptions.”
View comments Just when Meralco was starting to catch a break in its arduous campaign in the PBA Governors’ Cup, it’s back to playing another do-or-die game in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT The Bolts had won six straight do-or-die games just to enter the semis, but after winning Game 1 against the Aces they’ve since back to back, the latest a heartbreaking 104-102 defeat in Game 3 Wednesday night.A loss away from elimination, Meralco head coach Norman Black is hoping his players can rise up again they way they did this season.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 Chriss“It’s another do-or-die so we’ll just go out and play our best and hopefully win the game,” said Black Thursday at Cuneta Astrodome. “I don’t think anybody’s going into tonight thinking we need a do-or-die game to play well.”“I think we’re just in this situation right now because Alaska outplayed us tonight and they won the game. Our backs are up against the wall again, we’ll see how we respond to it.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What makes Meralco’s situation sting a little more was the fashion in how Alaska took the 2-1 series lead.With Alaska clinging to that 104-102 lead with less than two seconds left, the Bolts had several chances to send the game to overtime but Allen Durham missed his layup in transition.The missed layup led to several tip-in attempts, all of which bounced off either the backboard or the rim, and an Anjo Caram jumper that fell nowhere near the iron as time expired.Alaska import Mike Harris also scored on a couple of and-one plays in the final minute, both of which came after an offensive rebound, to give the Aces a 103-100 buffer with 16.1 seconds to play.“It was a well-played game by both teams, we certainly had our chances to win and we just couldn’t get a rebound down the stretch,” said Black, whose team got outrebounded 49-37 and 17-10 in the offensive glass.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “When it came to being able to clean up our defensive stops we weren’t able to do it. They dominated the boards tonight, particularly Mike Harris. He came up with some crucial rebounds after the stretch.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lou Williams helps Clippers edge Spurs for 3rd straight victory Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES
Following a unanimous guilty verdict against two Lebanese nationals by jurors of Criminal Court ‘E’, a judge has accepted the men’s request for a “New Trial” filed on their behalf by their lawyers.Judge Ceaineh Clinton Johnson, on Tuesday, January 7 over turned the guilty verdicts against Mr. Dib Kassabli and his son Anthony Kassabli for gang rape.Chapter 22 of the Criminal Procedure Law provides that “when a verdict has been rendered against the defendant, the court, on motion of the defendant, may grant a New Trial on any of the grounds specific in paragraph 2 of the section”.The jury convicted the two men on December 31, 2013 of all the charges, including illicit trafficking of human beings, migrant smuggling, felonious restraint, gang rape, and illegal possession of a firearm.They were charged for allegedly transporting five Moroccan women into Liberia for the purpose of exploitation.The defendants denied the allegations when they first appeared before Judge Johnson.But lawyers for the defense, in their 11-count request, argued that the jurors failed to take into account that no evidence was produced, particularly against the convicted men, proving that they gang raped any of the alleged victims.They further argued that the jurors failed and neglected to take into account that no medical report was introduced into evidence to establish that any of the alleged victims was sexually exploited.According to them, the prosecution during the trial failed to identify any place where the alleged gang rape happened and if the defendants participated, since the victims themselves did not say the defendants had sexual intercourse with them.They even contended that the jurors failed to take into account the inconsistencies between and among the prosecution’s witness, which they claimed created doubt as to the “truthfulness” of the witnesses’ testimonies.“For example, the two police detectives’ (who conducted the criminal investigation) statements did not corroborate the witnesses’ story,” the lawyers pointed out in the motion.The case was established when the Kassablis were arrested in July 2013 and later indicted by the government of Liberia on four counts of gang rape, illicit human trafficking, and possession and sale of a physical object for lethal use.In the indictment, the government alleged that the defendants, along with one Madam Habba Kou Kawar, recruited and transported five Moroccan women into Liberia to use them as sex workers.It further stated that the defendants operated a Bar and Restaurant on Center Street, where they used the Moroccans as sex workers in violation of the law.In conclusion, the indictment says, the defendants took away the girls’ passports and other travel documents and failed to pay them as promised. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Bring on the audit Re “Troubles threaten Children’s Museum in Valley” (May 9): As someone who has worked in the nonprofit realm for a number of years, I am shocked that the Children’s Museum has taken 70 percent of its funding from public funds. Board members and designated fundraising personnel of any private nonprofit have the fiduciary responsibility to raise a substantial fraction of project funds from private donors. How many community projects or programs will be underfunded or cut altogether for years to come? Why is the public bearing their burden? Why would any board member or fundraiser blatantly point fingers at officials who are in fact attempting to assist their project? This taxpayer says “Bring on the audit!” – Kristin C. Sabo There has been no mention of the time that elapsed between the first 911 report and the time that Fire Department assets were over that fire. The dispatch system appears to be taking too much time. This is a matter of concern. In the recent past, three houses have burned to the ground because the fire equipment was late getting there. One of them was right behind the firehouse! – Timothy Vickers Topanga Lake View Terrace Promises Re “Troubles threaten Children’s Museum in Valley” (May 9): I recall that one of the three things that Richard Alarcón said he would do if elected was to see the Children’s Museum completed. And what is one of his first acts in this capacity? He cuts the $1 million from the methane-gas sales fund. When other means are found to complete the museum, more than likely through private funds, as it was originally designed to be, Alarcón will take the credit and say, … “See? I kept one of my three promises.” I can’t wait to see how he handles his two other promises, the development of the Price-Fister property, as I understand the environmental impact study started before Alarcón, and another fire station for Sylmar, already in the works, provided by a housing developer. Mark my words, he’ll find a way to take credit for all of the above. – Gary E. Taylor Sylmar Alarcón responds Re “Save the museum” (Our Opinions, May 10): I find it odd that the Daily News, which champions fiscal responsibility, is questioning my efforts to hold the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles financially accountable. Since I began my term, I have met with the CLA’s office, museum officials and the state to ensure that the museum is a success. Just last week, I helped facilitate the release of $2.38 million to cover what I understood to be construction cost shortfalls. However, I have concerns about discrepancies in the museum’s financial reports. I will hold them fiscally responsible, as I would any other organization. That is why I called for an audit. It’s important that we ensure not only that the museum is constructed, but that it is financially sustainable for decades to come. – Richard Alarcón Los Angeles city councilman Sounds familiar Re “More DWP contract bungling” (May 9): The bosses at the L.A. Department of Water and Power have been shown over and over to be major feeders at the trough of inside deal-making. Yet none of them is elected. How can it be that unelected people are purchased by special interest groups while elected people are purchased by legal and visible contributions by the same special interest groups? I ask the question, why should the public be taxed (read: campaign finance reform) to pay for electioneering when special interest groups own even those who have no electioneering expenses? Let the back-door criminals continue to belly-crawl for their own election money, then fire them when they run for re-election. – Patrick Weir Chatsworth160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!