CEU rallies past Gamboa, inches closer to qf berth

first_imgCEU 100 – Guinitaran 24, Aquino 18, Wamar 16, Casiño 14, Cruz 10, Uri 8, Fuentes 6, Baconcon 2, Saber 2, Arim 0, Intic 0, Jeruta 0, Manlangit 0.GAMBOA COFFEE MIX 96 – Avenido 28, Parala 17, Cawaling 13, Acuña 11, Padilla 11, Montuano 10, Vidal 3, Acibar 2, Knuttel 1, Arellano 0, Dadjilul 0.Quarters: 17-30, 45-47, 83-66, 100-96.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gilas Pilipinas scrapes past Taipei B for 2-1 record MOST READ LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View comments IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Rich Guinitaran. PBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University didn’t really need Rod Ebondo to escape Gamboa Coffee Mix, 100-96, Monday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.With the Congolese big man recovering from a battle with pneumonia, Rich Guinitaran stepped up for the Scorpions as he unloaded 24 points on a 6-of-10 shooting from threes to help his side improve to 5-3.ADVERTISEMENT Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission “We really talked to him and told him that his confidence must start from himself,” said coach Yong Garcia of Guinitaran.Orlan Wamar also found his stroke from the outside as he shot 4-of-7 from downtown to wound up with 16 markers, on top of 11 assists and five rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Art Aquino added 18 points, four boards, and three assists, while JK Casiño nabbed 14 markers, three rebounds, and two dimes in the victory.CEU dug itself from a 30-17 first quarter hole and went on a rampage in the third quarter, unleashing 38 points in the frame to take an 83-66 lead. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet The Coffee Lovers, though, roared back and cut the lead to as low as three, 95-92, before Guinitaran drilled a dagger triple from the left corner with 37.7 seconds left to put the game away.Leo Avenido topped Gamboa with 28 points on a 9-of-16 shooting from threes. His scintillating sniping from downtown was the most since James Martinez fired 10 treys to nab the PBA D-League record for most points with 58 back in the 2016 Foundation Cup.Mike Parala had a double-double of 17 markers and 11 boards, and JR Cawaling shot 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to claim 13 points and four rebounds in the losing effort.The defeat was the Coffee Lovers’ seventh straight defeat to drop down to a 1-7 record.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

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2020-01-19

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New faces show up in second week of volleyball national team tryouts

first_imgFernandez ready to fill Roach’s shoes if picked Pacquiao’s head trainer Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Cherry Rondina of University of Santo Tomas came back after showing up briefly last week.MJ Phillips, Rebecca Rivera, Cha Cruz, Ara Galang, Kim Fajardo, Aby Maraño, Dawn Macandili, Mary Joy Baron, and Kianna Dy, who were all present in day 1 last Friday, also returned.pic.twitter.com/m3fgTNuKJ7— Bong Lozada (@BLozadaINQ) April 18, 2018ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES Petron’s trio of Mika Reyes, Rhea Dimaculangan, and Cess Molina were also on hand but left early and did not join the drills.Pocari’s Myla Pablo and Elaine Kasilag also excused themselves before the drills as they have a tuneup game at Villamor Airbase.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Of the newcomers, Lazaro and Pineda are not included on the partial list of invitees but new coach Ramil De Jesus has since opened the tryouts to whoever wants to participate.Snippets of the scrimmage. pic.twitter.com/Nuw1c2y3qHFEATURED 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— Bong Lozada (@BLozadaINQ) April 18, 2018 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Several new players showed up for the second week of tryouts for the Philippine women’s national volleyball team Wednesday at Arellano Gym.Kath Arado of University of the East, Lourdes Clemente of F2 Logistics, Denden Lazaro and Royce Tubino of Cocolife, Bang Pineda of Generika, and Diana Carlos of University of the Philippines were all first-time attendees for the series of trainings to determine who will make up the national team pool.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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2020-01-18

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Ginobili, Aldridge help Spurs beat Warriors to avoid sweep

first_imgSan Antonio Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge (12) shoots against Golden State Warriors’ David West (3) and Kevin Durant during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in San Antonio, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — Ettore Messina was screaming at the Spurs, and Manu Ginobili loved it.Before Gregg Popovich, Ginobili played in Italy for Messina, and on Sunday he delivered a throwback performance for his old coach to save the Spurs’ season.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Wall takes over, Wizards tie series with Raptors at 2-2 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 LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Golden State outscored San Antonio 29-21 in the third quarter and went on a 13-5 run beginning two minutes into the fourth quarter to pull within 88-86 with 6 minutes remaining after trailing by as many as 17.Aldridge banked in a 3-pointer with 4:22 remaining to stop the Warriors’ run.“It was kind of frustrating,” Green said. “We played great defense and he throws something up like that.”Ginobili then took over with a pair of 3-pointers in the final minutes.“I smiled when he made that corner 3 right in front of us at the end of the game,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. “It was just so typical Manu. Forty years old and 16 points and hits the clinching 3. He’s Manu. That’s what he does.”The Spurs were 15 for 28 on 3-pointers on Sunday after shooting just 26 percent in the opening three games. The Warriors were 7 for 28.“It was a do-or-die game, make it happen or go home, and I think every guy played with that mentality, that focus, and we ended up getting it done tonight,” Aldridge said.Aside from Durant, only Klay Thompson (12) and Shaun Livingston (10) scored in double figures for the Warriors.Rudy Gay scored 14 points for San Antonio, Dejounte Murray had 12 and Kyle Anderson added 10.TIP-INS Kevin Durant had 34 points and 13 rebounds for the Warriors, who can wrap up the series in Game 5 at home Tuesday.“You have got to give them a lot of credit,” Golden State forward Draymond Green said. “They came out and they probably played with more intensity this game than they did the entire series.”LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Spurs, but they were willed to the finish by Ginobili, who has said he will decide in the offseason if he will return for a 17th season.Ginobili was 3 for 4 in the final quarter, including making both of his 3-point attempts, and did not have a turnover in 6 1/2 minutes.“I am so happy for him,” Messina said. “I’m so happy. I think he deserves everything that is happening to him in his life and his career.”ADVERTISEMENT Warriors: Livingston played despite spraining his left ankle late in the Warriors’ Game 3 victory. Livingston played 21 minutes. … Golden State PG Stephen Curry remained seated behind the team’s bench as he continues to rehabilitate a sprained left knee. Curry is expected to be available for the second round. … Andre Iguodala picked up his fourth foul with 7:56 remaining in the third quarter, but picked up just one more foul for the remainder of the game.Spurs: Ginobili played in his 217th playoff game, breaking a tie with Shaquille O’Neal for sixth in league history. Ginobili also passed Reggie Miller for third in career 3-pointers in playoff history. Ray Allen holds the record with 385 3-pointers, followed by LeBron James (337), Ginobili (321) and Miller (320). … Murray was 3 for 3 on 3-pointers in the first half, the most 3s made in the playoffs without a miss by a Spurs player since Steve Kerr (2003) and Patty Mills (2014) were 4 for 4 in a half.WE’RE OKDurant was asked if the Warriors were downhearted following the loss because their locker room was so quiet following their first loss in the series.“We were good,” Durant said. “I guess everybody was just quiet in the locker room while you were in there, getting ready, putting on their clothes, getting ready to leave. What, you want us to be in there throwing champagne around?”OUCHGinobili took a knee to the thigh in the fourth quarter, but remained in the game after dropping to the court in pain.“Quad contusion, one of hundreds all career long,” Ginobili said. “It hurts at the time, maybe tomorrow it’s going to hurt a little bit. We’ll see how bad or not bad it is for the next game.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Experiencing a flashback to his days playing for Messina in the Euroleague in his early 20s, the 40-year-old Ginobili scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter to help San Antonio beat the Golden State Warriors 103-90. The Spurs avoided a series sweep as Popovich missed his second straight game following the death of his wife, Erin, on Wednesday.In his 16th season in the NBA and perhaps the final home game of his career, Ginobili rebounded from a scoreless effort in Game 3 to help Messina capture his first playoff victory as a coach, albeit an unofficial one.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“For moments when he talks to the rest of the team, or when he gets upset and he yells at us, a lot of flashbacks,” Ginobili said, chuckling. “He’s very strict and he wants the team to play his way, so whenever we stopped executing the way we should have, the old himself comes back. It was good to see him coaching on this stage. Good memories.”Ginobili played for Messina while both were with Virtus Bologna in 2000-02. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

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2020-01-18

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‘Rep. Gray Is the Counterfeit, Not All’, Isaac Jackson Somersaults

first_imgThe expected tutorial class for Information Minister Lewis G. Brown and Deputy Minister for Public Affairs Isaac Jackson on public relations and information dissemination has dramatically turned into a ”Probe Hearing,” with Montserrado County’s Representative Acarous M. Gray being accused of being “The Counterfeit.”The House Committee on Information and Broadcasting yesterday, finally had in attendance, after a three-time deferral, the two top Information Ministry officials.But the Committee, upon reviewing the invitation written by the House’s Chief Clerk Mildred Siryon to the Information Ministry, and the complaint contained in Rep. Julius Berrian’s letter, changed the designation of the tutorial class into a “Probe Hearing.” This change of subject description excluded the Information boss from being part of the investigation.After the administration of the oath, Deputy Minister Isaac Jackson categorically denied calling all the Honorable Members of the House of Representatives as counterfeit. He said the complaint was a total and deliberate falsehood and a distortion of what he actually said.The Deputy Information Minister  maintained that he was referring to a lawmaker, specifically, Montserrado County District # 9 Representative Acarous M. Gray, who previously called him  “A Mad Lawyer” for defending President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s letter for additional power to restrict the movement of Liberians.Mr. Jackson argued that Rep. Gray’s insults were aired and published in the local dailies.“I don’t want to jeopardize the finding of the Committee, because accordingly, the finding will be brought before the Plenary for discussion.”For his part, Nimba County lawmaker Garrison Yealue, a member of the House Committee on Information and Broadcasting, said it was wrong for both public officials to engage in abusive language, which contravened the Code of Conduct.“A public servant shall exhibit conduct that will contribute to a positive work environment and not compromise the integrity of the public service. He or she shall not engage in abusive language or fight on any government premises, or any public place,” Rep. Yealue quoted Section 11.10But Rep. Yealue asked Deputy Minister Jackson why he did not write the leadership of the House of Representatives, but instead insulted the House.Deputy Minister Jackson argued that he had responded equally to the insults in the heat of emotions.“I don’t want it to live after me …and you know Sir Isaac Newton’s third Law of Motion, for every action there is an equal and opposite re-action,” Deputy Minister Jackson said.Another member of the Committee, veteran journalist turned Representative, Francis Paye, also expressed his dissatisfaction over the “insults,” noting that all of the branches of government are working towards the same goal.Information Minister Lewis Browne   thanked the House Committee on Information and Broadcasting for the hearing and making reference to the Code of Conduct, but indicated that some members of the other branches of government have the habit of dividing the government.“And in doing so, they seem to cultivate the habit by being disrespectful to members of another branch of government,” Information Minister Brown said.For his part, the Chairman of the Committee, Rep. Richmon Anderson, thanked the Minister and Deputy Minister for being in attendance and urged them to popularized the Code of Conduct, giving a copy to every appointed and elected public official.“Thank you for coming.  Hopefully as mandated by Plenary, our finding will be submitted to them,” Rep. Anderson said, concluding the session.Meanwhile, the decision to invite the MICAT officials was prompted by a communication addressed to plenary by Montserrado County Representative Julius F. Berrian, in which he complained about the two officials describing lawmakers as “counterfeit.”According to Rep. Berrian, the constant outbursts from Jackson against members of the Legislature could no longer be tolerated, and as such, actions must be taken to remedy the situation.Berrian noted that during a MICAT regular press briefing this week, Jackson referred to members of the House as “counterfeit lawmakers” which he (Berrian) described as counterproductive and a gross disrespect and abuse to the first branch of government.”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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2020-01-18

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7 Suspended

first_imgAn unknown man, believed to be in his mid 30s, was allegedly murdered by officers of the Liberian National Police (LNP) during the early morning hours of Saturday, September 28.The man’s killing prompted a violent and angry demonstration from angry young men, who threw stones and other objects at any police officers they could set their eyes on.Their demonstration led to the blocking of the main highway leading from Monrovia to the Roberts International Airport. They were acting on the allegation that officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) had murdered one of their colleagues.According to some of them, their friend, whom they couldn’t identify by name, had come out early Saturday morning at few minutes past 6 a.m. to begin his “from-hand-to-mouth, daily hustle” when police officers arrested, beat and killed him. They further stated that the police said he (the deceased) had violated the curfew.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf imposed a curfew in early August from nine p.m. to six a.m. and later reduced it from 11 p.m. to six a.m. According to an eyewitness, who asked that his name be kept secret for fear of his life, said that he was on the scene when the police attacked the deceased and murdered him.This fellow told journalists that when the police officers, who had murdered this young man, noticed that he had seen what they had done, they took after him.“I ran for my life, too. As I was running, I began shouting so that people in the community must get up and see what the police had done.”He further disclosed that while the deceased was alive, he overheard him saying, as he argued with the police: “But look at the time, it’s already 6:10 a.m.; the curfew has already passed so why do you want to arrest me? I can’t give you people my ipad and telephone, I have a lot of personal documents on them.”In a related development, another unknown man had spent two days lying down half dead few feet from where the man was murdered on Saturday morning.This other man is just around the fence of the Isaac A. David High School, adjacent the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) main complex. According to one Liberian National Red Cross (LNRC) staff, the man has been there since Saturday, September 27.Our Health Correspondent, who visited the scene late Sunday evening saw personnel of the Liberia National Red Cross and Médécins Sans Frontieres (MSF), who, too, did nothing to rescue him. After a while lurking around, they drove away in their vehicles, leaving the helpless man struggling to take his last breath. It’s not clear if he had been removed up to press time as our correspondent left him lying there by 5:30 p.m., and no one to help him.Workers of the LNRC are tasked with removing ‘Ebola dead’ from community.Meanwhile, Police Spokesperson Sam Collins, in a release Sunday said, “The Liberia National Police has announced with immediate effect the indefinite suspension of seven of its officers pending investigation surrounding the death of an unidentified man at the ELWA Junction, which resulted into pandemonium and road block interrupting the free flow of traffic while on assignment. The suspension of the seven officers took immediate effect from Saturday, September 27, 2014.”According to them, they considered the situation serious, and its Crimes Services Division has immediately launched an investigation into the matter to establish the cause of death.     “The body of the unidentified man has been deposited at a local funeral home, while the police investigation is ongoing. The Police would like to reaffirm its fullest commitment to the rule of law, and called on Liberians and those residing in the country not to take laws into their own hands.”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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2020-01-14

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Rift develops as member defects from civil society group

first_img– ‘Heal Guyana’ founders accused of lack of transparency in war of wordsJust days after a release from the group heralded its launch, civil society group ‘Heal Guyana’ is again in the spotlight, but for the wrong reasons. This time, the recent desertion of a prominent social activist from the group has resulted in a war of words.In a social media post announcing her departure from the group, social activist Akola Thompson had accused the group of shutting down the input of other members like herself. Juxtaposing the fact that the group was marketed as one forHeal Guyana founder Sharon Lalljee-Richardchange, she had been critical of certain autocratic tendencies of its leaders.“I am no longer a part of the Heal Guyana Network… Be wary of people who call for youth inclusion and then stand on their backs. Be wary of people who claim they care about your work but are using you for political mileage.Be wary of those who speak ‘change’ and ‘healing’ but who abide by the same rigid structures of the very things they say they are against.”She also urged that the public “be wary of people who ask for your opinions, but then override all suggestions. Be wary of people who pander to everyone. Be wary of people who have no clear set structure or goals. Be wary of people who ask you to trust them when you make clear your concerns.”She went on to relate that she became concerned about the direction of the group before its launch. According to Thompson, she raised her concerns, and decided to leave when she was told that “we, the members, would have to abide by whatever information the board decides to trickle down to us.”UsurpationIn a statement of her own, Heal Guyana’s founder, Sharon Lalljee-Richard, relatedSocial activistAkola Thompsonthat after engaging a group of “objective thinkers”, it was decided that they must have access to objective information.The owner of Tactical Branding-Guyana related that Thompson was engaged from the beginning as a “content contributing member” who would supply articles and not be involved in management.Lalljee-Richard noted that to ensure accountability, run efficiently, and manage the day-to-day operations, a board was installed.“A board must be in place, and we regret that we could not accommodate your suggestions to usurp the body and its purpose. We wish you well, and do not plan to respond to your obvious provocations any further,” Lalljee-Richard directed to Thompson in a post.Accusing Thompson of not knowing her role in the group, Lalljee-Richard noted that the activist’s push to have all decisions be made by herself and a fellow member cannot be accommodated. She also accused Thompson of going public for “likes”.SecretsIn her expose, Thompson has complained that suggestions from other members of the group are not considered, as the board overseeing the group’s operations would have already made its decisions. She noted that information regarding the specific goals of the group are not disseminated.“I recall another member also commenting upon the autocratic way issues in the group were dealt with. Didn’t they also leave the group? It is unfortunate that autocratic rule and big egos came into the way of a platform that I was excited to work on.“You keep stating that I tried to usurp the powers of the board, and that is the furthest from the truth. When I told you that you just can’t filter down completed information to us, your response ran the course of: What do you want me to do, get rid of the board? All I was asking for was a bit more transparency and some inclusion of thoughts of members.”When the group was launched on December 14, a release from the group had declared that it would provide an inclusive platform for Guyanese to offer positive insights and solutions for racial unity, political impartiality, gender balance, sexual inclusivity, and public accountability, among other urgent national concerns.The release had also mentioned that the platform would initially be in the form of an online forum that would seek the participation of the youths.“Our beautiful Guyana has become an ugly place for too many of our people,” Lalljee-Richard had said. “With issues ranging from high levels of migration, suicide and general disenchantment in our nation’s ability to deliver on promises, too many Guyanese are checking out. This has to change if we are to reach our true potential as a collective.”In addition to Lalljee-Richard, the group’s board of directors is composed of former Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) nominee Lawrence Latchmansingh; Egbert Carter and Alexis Stephens.last_img read more

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2020-01-12

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CBS fires Imus in response to rising outrage

first_imgA spokeswoman for the team said it did not have an immediate comment on Imus’ firing. But Imus was scheduled to meet with the team Thursday evening at the governor’s mansion in Princeton, N.J., and the team was seen entering the mansion. He was fired in the middle of a two-day radio fundraiser for children’s charities. CBS announced that Imus’ wife, Deirdre, and his longtime newsman, Charles McCord, will host today’s show. Original shock jock The cantankerous Imus, once named one of the 25 Most Influential People in America by Time magazine and a member of the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame, was one of radio’s original shock jocks. His career took flight in the 1970s, with cocaine- and vodka-fueled outrageous humor. After sobering up, he settled into a mix of highbrow talk about politics and culture, with locker room humor sprinkled in. He issued repeated apologies as protests intensified. But it wasn’t enough as everyone from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama to Oprah Winfrey joined the criticism. NEW YORK – Don Imus’ racist remarks got him fired by CBS on Thursday, the finale to a stunning fall for one of the nation’s most prominent broadcasters. Imus was initially suspended for two weeks after he called the Rutgers women’s basketball team “nappy-headed ho’s” on the air last week. But outrage kept growing and advertisers kept bolting from his CBS radio show and its MSNBC simulcast, which was canceled Wednesday. “There has been much discussion of the effect language like this has on our young people, particularly young women of color trying to make their way in this society,” CBS President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves said in announcing the decision. “That consideration has weighed most heavily on our minds as we made our decision.” Imus, 66, had a long history of inflammatory remarks. But something struck a raw nerve when he targeted the Rutgers team – which includes a class valedictorian, a future lawyer and a musical prodigy – after they lost in the NCAA championship game. The Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson met with Moonves on Thursday to demand Imus’ removal. Jackson called the firing “a victory for public decency. No one should use the public airwaves to transmit racial or sexual degradation.” Said Sharpton: “He says he wants to be forgiven. I hope he continues in that process. But we cannot afford a precedent established that the airways can commercialize and mainstream sexism and racism.” In a memo to staff members, Moonves said the firing “is about a lot more than Imus.” “He has flourished in a culture that permits a certain level of objectionable expression that hurts and demeans a wide range of people,” Moonves said. “In taking him off the air, I believe we take an important and necessary step not just in solving a unique problem, but in changing that culture, which extends far beyond the walls of our company.” It’s also likely to trigger a wider debate about expression and forgiveness. Some of Imus’ fans have pointed to inflammatory statements made by Sharpton and Jackson in the past, or in the lyrics of popular music. Losing Imus will be a financial hit to CBS Radio, which also suffered when Howard Stern departed for satellite radio. The program earns about $15 million in annual revenue for CBS, which owns Imus’ home radio station WFAN-AM and manages Westwood One, the company that syndicates the show nationally. One potential replacement: the sports show “Mike & the Mad Dog,” which airs afternoons on WFAN. Radiothon pledges The radiothon had raised more than $1.3 million Thursday before Imus learned that he had lost his job. The annual event has raised more than $40 million since 1990. “This may be our last radiothon, so we need to raise about $100 million,” Imus cracked at the start of the event. Volunteers were getting about 200 more pledges per hour than they did last year, with most callers expressing support for Imus, said phone bank supervisor Tony Gonzalez. The event benefited Tomorrows Children’s Fund, the CJ Foundation for SIDS and the Imus Ranch. Imus, whose suspension was supposed to start next week, was in the awkward situation of broadcasting Thursday’s radio program from the MSNBC studios in New Jersey, even though NBC News said the night before that MSNBC would no longer simulcast his program on television. He didn’t attack MSNBC (a unit of NBC Universal, owned by General Electric Co.) for its decision – “I understand the pressure they were under,” he said – but complained the network was doing some unethical things during the broadcast. He didn’t elaborate. Before the firing, sponsors had begun pulling out of the Imus show and the list of his potential guests had begun to shrink as well.160Want 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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2020-01-11

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Chelsea target summer deal for PSG star – but he will cost them £40million-plus

first_imgChelsea have made Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos a top transfer target this summer.The Blues have been linked with the 21-year-old for over a year but they have failed to complete a deal.Manchester United are also in pursuit of the Brazilian, but PSG have so far held firm over any approaches for the player.However, according to Sport, Chelsea have now made Marquinhos a priority this summer and are ready to spend big to land him.The Premier League champions would also be willing to offer the defender the chance to play at centre-half – rather than forcing him into one of the full-back positions as PSG have done.Marquinhos moved to the French capital for around £27m in 2013 and it is thought a bid of over £40m will be needed to lure him away from the Parc des Princes. Marquinhos in action for Paris Saint-Germain for Chelsea 1last_img read more

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2019-12-30

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DDTV: KAYAKER’S BRUSH WITH BASKING SHARK OFF DONEGAL COAST

first_imgTHIS IS the moment kayaker Graham Smith came face to face with a huge basking shark off the County Donegal coast.Even Graham admits it was a bit too close.“Just a bit too close, nearly needed a clean pair of trousers after this one lol,” he said.“He shot under the kayak and was no more than three feet away from me. I realised he is trying to feed in my slipstream, at the back of my kayak,” he said. When the basking shark swam straight towards him, with its mouth gaping open he said: “At first I thought it was an act of aggression, but when I went to leave him alone – he followed me for at least ten minutes feeding. It was amazing!”“He was following me, I wasn’t chasing him and he seemed to be having a great feed.”At the end of the video he describes the moment as “unreal!”Click Play to watch DDTV: KAYAKER’S BRUSH WITH BASKING SHARK OFF DONEGAL COAST was last modified: July 22nd, 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:DDTV: KAYAKER’S BRUSH WITH BASKING SHARK OFF DONEGAL COASTlast_img read more

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2019-12-25

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TRUCKING HELL – NOW SWILLY WANT ARTIC DRIVERS!

first_imgThe Swilly Group are ‘driving’ Donegal workers to despair once again.The well-known Letterkenny-based driving school hit the headlines last month when it was asked to find dozens of bus drivers for Australian bus company Ventura.Now the company has been asked to assist in the recruitment of 20 Articulated Truck drivers for a major haulage company for work in Ireland. Drivers with an E+C licence, 2 driver CPC modules completed and a minimum of 2 years Artic driving experience are invited to apply for available driving positions.Successful applicants will be asked to complete a driving assessment in Dublin next week.For more information, Contact Susan at the Swilly Group offices on (074) 91 51212 or email your details to info@swillygroup.com.  TRUCKING HELL – NOW SWILLY WANT ARTIC DRIVERS! was last modified: May 4th, 2012 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)last_img read more

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2019-12-25

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