LeBron James played in NBA Finals with broken hand after ‘self-inflicted’ injury

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James wipes his face during a news conference following Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, early Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 108-85 to win the NBA championship. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)CLEVELAND — LeBron James says he “pretty much played the last three games with a broken hand” after injuring himself in frustration after Game 1 of the NBA Finals.James punched a white board following Cleveland’s overtime loss in the opener at Oracle Arena, calling his injury “self-inflicted” after Golden State finished a sweep of the Cavaliers with a 108-85 victory on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jeron Teng recovers from stab wounds, time frame for hardcourt return ‘uncertain’ James arrived for his postgame news conference with a cast over his right hand.He says he was upset by some calls that went against the Cavs late in the fourth quarter of their opening loss and he was upset they had missed their chance to win on the road, saying he “let the emotions get the best of me.”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 crownThe injury was never disclosed, and James played basically every minute for the rest of the series and put up great numbers.James scored 23 points in Game 4, his lowest-output game of the series. MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

Bombing disrupts U.N. official’s visit

first_imgAs security guards hustled around, their earpieces buzzing, and journalists and members of Ban’s delegation chuckled nervously and gathered themselves, the prime minister’s interpreter, with barely a pause, pressed ahead and finished translating Ban’s last comment. Al-Maliki made one more statement – about plans for a regional conference in April – then turned to Ban and asked quietly, “That is enough?” “Yes,” Ban replied, and the two men disappeared through a door into another part of the house. Iraqi leaders played down the incident. Asked later what the reaction had been among the officials gathered elsewhere in the house, Ahmad Chalabi, the Shiite politician and former exile, shrugged and said, “Nothing.” While Iraq’s politicians may have become somewhat inured to the violence, the United Nations has not. The organization has been operating at low staffing levels since a truck bomb exploded next to its headquarters in Baghdad in August 2003, killing 22 staff members, including the chief U.N. representative in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. BAGHDAD, Iraq – A mortar shell fired into the heavily fortified Green Zone landed about 80 yards from the home of Prime Minister Nouri Kamal al-Maliki on Thursday while he and the U.N. secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, were holding a news conference to mark Ban’s first visit to Baghdad. Like most such attacks on the Green Zone, a favorite target for insurgents with mortars and rockets, the bombing caused some structural damage but no casualties. Its greatest impact was felt in the symbolic realm. Seconds before the shell struck, Ban said he was considering expanding the U.N. presence in Iraq because of an improvement in the security situation. The deafening explosion seemed to unnerve the secretary-general, who like almost everyone else in the room ducked his head as windows shattered outside and flecks of plaster drifted down from the ceiling. Al-Maliki barely shifted. A bodyguard rushed up to al-Maliki and grabbed his arm in an effort to lead him to another room, but the prime minister brushed him away, saying sharply, “It’s nothing.” When the bodyguard did not relent, the prime minister turned to him and snapped, “Go!” After initially withdrawing most of its non-Iraqi staff, the United Nations has gradually rebuilt its presence here, though staffing levels dipped around the New Year because of growing security concerns. The United Nations now operates from a well-protected compound inside the Green Zone – a Green Zone within a Green Zone, as it were – and its non-Iraqi staff members rarely travel in Baghdad or elsewhere in Iraq.last_img read more

Group flexes its muscles

first_imgEditor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. When the Montebello Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee endorsed the two incumbents for the upcoming Nov. 6 City Council race, it reflects a new trend. In the past, many chambers of commerce have avoided getting involved in these kinds of races, but more and more are choosing to endorse, said Denise Davis, vice president for media relations for the California Chamber of Commerce. “The voice of business in a local community is an important one,” Davis said. “Chambers are realizing the power of their voice, and they want it heard.” However, Councilman Bill Molinari criticized the decision to endorse at all. “They’re basically choosing up sides and because of the variety of political views and relationships with different people, the chamber would be better off to stay impartial and not endorse,” Molinari said. “The people they’re endorsing may not win the election,” he said. “How do you then suggest that you have a productive relationship with people you didn’t give a chance to be considered.” Molinari said he especially resented the endorsements because no forum was held to get all of the candidates’ views. Reactions like Molinari’s are reasons that some chambers stay out of the endorsement business. And in fact no other Whittier-area chambers endorse in city council elections. “We represent 700 businesses and maybe some of them would be in favor of one candidate or another,” said Chris George, president of the Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce. “We always felt that is wasn’t in our best interest to have some kind of rift between the businesses,” George said. “So we just stayed out of that kind of stuff.” Stacy Cripe, executive director of the La Mirada Chamber of Commerce, said it’s usually the larger chambers which are more likely to endorse. “They usually have some kind of leadership program,” she said. From that, you can get good candidates, she said. In La Mirada, it just hasn’t been necessary to endorse, she said. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955; or e-mail mike.sprague@sgvn.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityAbout 30 percent of local chambers have created political action committees – a required step in order to give money – Davis said. The Montebello chamber began endorsing four years ago as a way of increasing its influence, said Albert Napoli, chairman of the chamber’s PAC. It endorsed Bob Bagwell and Norma Lopez-Reid in this year’s election. “They’ve made some pretty tough decisions for the betterment of the city,” Napoli said. For example, the city’s budget has gone from a $1 million deficit to a $1.5 million surplus without a tax increase, he said. last_img read more

Sheriff’s use of force inquiries `flawed’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champInstead, Bobb said, investigators relied on interview summaries written by homicide detectives, often copying the summaries into the force review narratives for later review in determining whether discipline or termination was necessary. “In several cases, IAB investigators were inappropriately buddy-buddy or flip with deputies they were interviewing, sending messages that `we are on your side’ and that this review is nothing for the involved deputy to be concerned about,” Bobb wrote. Sheriff’s Chief Roberta Abner, who oversees the Leadership and Training Division and Internal Affairs, said a management directive was issued in October requiring investigators to interview all deputies involved in shootings. Abner said her office also is training investigators to conduct more thorough and objective investigations. “We have cautioned our investigators about not asking leading questions,” Abner said. “In one instance, an investigator was brand new and we acknowledge there were some less than desirable interviews conducted. “So we are trying to remedy that through constant training and education. We are not saying we are without fault on that.” Bobb reviewed 49 officer-involved shootings and other use-of-force investigations in 2004 and 2005. In those cases, it was rare for the department to have determined that use of force was out of policy. Of 155 officer-involved shooting and use-of-force cases heard in 2005 by the the Executive Force Review Committee, which recommends discipline, one employee was fired, one was suspended for more than 15 days and 44 were suspended for 15 days or less. One investigation Bobb described as “seriously flawed” turned on whether a youth in Compton who had vandalized a house had thrown a gun into a bush as he fled the area. The deputy shot at the youth three times while he was fleeing, striking him once and wounding him. Another sheriff’s official later claimed to have found the gun in the bush. The youth was later sentenced to seven years in a California Youth Authority detention facility. “The IAB summary of the homicide interviews failed to mention that six civilian witnesses at the scene did not see the suspect with a gun,” Bobb wrote. The EFRC found the shooting to be within department policies. Bobb has asked the department to reinvestigate the matter, but the department has refused. “Our concern about this case remains high,” Bobb wrote. But Abner said only three of the witnesses saw the shooting occur, the judge that heard the case believed the deputies’ story, and there is no new evidence or other compelling reasons to reopen the case. “Our assessment, with the Office of Independent Review’s concurrence, is there is nothing to be gained by reopening it,” Abner said. troy.anderson@dailynews.com 213-974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! About half of the Sheriff’s Department’s internal investigations into officer-involved shootings and other uses of force in 2004 and 2005 were not conducted thoroughly and some were seriously flawed, according to a report released Wednesday. In the report, Special Counsel Merrick Bobb raised questions about a number of investigations done by the Internal Affairs Bureau, including cases involving sheriff’s deputies who shot suspects through their windshields and used flashlights to strike suspects. In eight of 16 officer-involved shootings in 2004 and 2005, Bobb raised concerns that investigators didn’t interview deputies involved in shootings and instead relied on Homicide Bureau reports in determining whether policies were violated. In five of these shootings, there were no transcripts of the homicide interviews and the Internal Affairs investigator violated procedures by not listening to tapes of interviews. last_img

Job Vacancy: Leading Donegal software company require C# Developer – ASP.NET MVC

first_imgCyber Risk Aware Ltd is a leading provider of technology designed to assess and reduce human cybersecurity risk through simulated phishing, cyber security, quiz assessments and awareness training.We are a young and ambitious business with offices in Dublin and Letterkenny and clients worldwide.  We are planning for aggressive growth and are now looking to hire for critical positions in Letterkenny.Cyber Risk Aware Ltd. is currently recruiting C# .Net Engineers to assist our development team with the design and development of global scale enterprise solutions. We have opportunities for .NET Developers with experience of ASP.NET MVC, Azure and big data analytics. You will get the opportunity to work with the latest Azure technologies, in a modern and friendly environment, with a talented and collaborative team creating innovative solutions in the cyber security world.Suitable applicants will have strong C# .NET coding expertise and will have demonstrable development experience in large enterprise system environments and a passion for innovation delivered through a collaborative environment.You will:• Develop modular, highly scalable, high-performance solutions for an enterprise class platform• Perform as a development team member in an agile environment• Design, implement and test software features• Design flexible and extensible architectures for new features and modules Skills / Experience:Experience needed:• Strong .NET skills.• Knowledge of net MVC.• Dependency Injection / IOC.• Entity framework, SQL server development experience.• JQuery, HTML5, CSS, Ajax, Line• CSS/LESS/SASS – Bootstrap desirable• ASP.NET MVC. Helpers, HttpModules, ActionFilters, Dependency Resolver etc.• Rest / Web API• Agile, Test Driven development practice• Unit-tests frameworks• Mocking frameworksDesirable experience:• PowerBi• Big Data• CosmosDbPersonal Attributes: Analytical, a passion for designing and developing, motivation, excellent communication skill and a team player.Salary: Commensurate on experience with an opportunity for your career to flourish in this exciting and fast changing new industry.If you are interested in this position or want to learn more you can contact us at careers@cyberriskaware.com Cyber Risk Aware Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. Job Vacancy: Leading Donegal software company require C# Developer – ASP.NET MVC was last modified: December 12th, 2017 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:Cyber Risk Aware LtddeveloperdonegalVacancylast_img read more

9th circuit hears Boy Scouts case

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – Oral arguments were punctuated Tuesday by questions about belief in God, discriminating membership standards, and how they relate to the Boy Scouts of America’s leasing public land. Lawyers representing the Boy Scouts and the American Civil Liberties Union squared off before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a case of a lesbian and an agnostic couple and their Boy Scout-aged sons. The plaintiffs said the Scouts should not lease prime park space owned by the city of San Diego because of the organization’s pro-God, anti-gay stance. It is one of three current cases pitting the ACLU against the Boy Scouts. The lawyers faced a panel of three judges who peppered them with questions, sometimes interrupting and taking on an air of interrogation. A ruling in the case is expected later in the year. Judge Marsha Berzon questioned George Davidson, attorney for the Boy Scouts, on the organization’s mandate that members believe in God, contrasted with its position that it’s not a religious group. “It is without theological content,” Davidson said of the Boy Scouts’ theism. “\ expect the parents and the religious leaders to provide the content for that.” Jerry Trost, an assistant scoutmaster for Troop 688 in Whittier, does not understand why the ACLU would bother with what he sees as a trivial issue. If the Boy Scouts lose the court battle, he predicts operating costs going up for the organization for things like camp sites or renting meeting halls. “The Boy Scouts are for the betterment of everyone, so I don’t know why they can’t use public land,” Trost said. “We only say God in general. & It could be the Buddha god, the Hindu god. It doesn’t say anything about Jesus Christ. “It seems like they’re just trying to make a name for themselves and they’re picking an easy target.” Trost fears that if the ACLU prevails, his troop will be kicked out of a public meeting space the troop sometimes uses in South Whittier. “The ACLU have done some good things, like some of their work in the South,” Trost said. “But now it seems their pendulum has swung the other way.” The Boy Scouts of America are appealing two district court rulings, in 2003 and 2004, that negated the leases on their Camp Balboa and Fiesta Island recreational facilities. The leases were an unconstitutional establishment of religion under federal law and violated California’s “no aid” clause, which prohibits the financial support of religion, the district court said. The ACLU also argued that the leases violated the city’s duty to maintain public park land for the benefit of the general population. The Boy Scouts display “intolerance” by denying or revoking the membership of gay or nonbelieving individuals, United States District Judge Napoleon A. Jones Jr. wrote in the 2003 ruling. The organization is free to hold its beliefs, but is not entitled to government aid, “especially on terms more favorable than those held by other, nondiscriminatory, organizations,” the judge wrote. Mark Danis, attorney for the ACLU, said after the hearing that the primary issue is whether “city land can be used as the headquarters for the head of an organization that discriminates.” The answer is clearly “no,” Danis said. The San Diego Boy Scouts have provided camping facilities to the public for 50 years, Davidson said. Any resident, no matter their religion or sexual orientation, can use the facilities with the same privileges of non-Scouts, he said. “We’ve always had great confidence in the merits of our case,” Davidson said after the hearing. “We’re no less confident than before.” The city leases more than 100 similar park properties to other nonprofit organizations – including religious groups – at similar rates. The organizations pay little or no rent in exchange for developing the properties. The Boy Scouts argued Tuesday that the plaintiffs lack standing and that the leases don’t violate the Establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution or aid religion. Judge Andrew Kleinfeld told Danis the plaintiffs lack taxpayer standing, and while they have access to the properties like anyone else, they have never tried to use the facilities. “You can’t say, `Something bothers me,’ there has to be more injury,” Kleinfeld told Danis. “I can’t understand what the injury in fact is if there is no harm.” But the plaintiffs would have to pay fees to a discriminatory organization to use the facilities, Danis said. Do the Boy Scouts also have to pay fees? Kleinfeld asked. “They do,” Danis replied. As for the Establishment clause, there is a difference between government speech endorsing religion and private speech, which is protected by freedom of speech and freedom to exercise religion, the Boy Scouts’ brief said. “The Boy Scouts’ private speech cannot be attributed to the city simply because the city leases park land” to the Scouts, the brief said. The Boy Scouts also claimed their lease did not violate the “no aid” clause because they spent $1.7 million in capital improvements and $148,000 in operating expenses. It’s costing the Boy Scouts lots of money to run their operation, which is for the public’s benefit, Davidson said. Danis said the lease violates the no-aid rule because the Boy Scouts are benefitting financially. They would have to pay much more money to lease a similar piece of property, and in previous testimony said they could never afford to do so, he said. The Boy Scouts are still operating the San Diego facilities pending the results of the appeal in the case, Barnes-Wallace vs. Boy Scouts of America. marshall.allen@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4461last_img

RIGHT2WATER TO STAGE PROTEST OUTSIDE COUNCIL OFFICES

first_imgDonegal protestors at a previous march. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Right2Water Donegal are organizing a protest at the Donegal County Council Chambers in Lifford on Monday April 13th assembling at 9.30am.The council will be meeting that morning to take care of any unfinished business from the previous Council meeting.The purpose of the protest is to register , once again, our opposition to Water Charges, by having reps. from Right2Water across the county hand back , bin or dispose of Water bills outside the seat of local government. The local Right2Water group will also present a letter to the County Councillors and the County Manager.Owen Curran from Right2Water West Donegal said; ‘ This letter will contain the concerns of people whom we are in regular contact with through our campaign, for example- Why did the County Manager proceed to hand over the details of Council tenants to Irish Water , despite a direction from Councillors not to do so?’It has also been widely noted that on November 14th last year the Donegal County Council voted in favour of a motion calling on the government to abolish water charges, they also voted in favour of holding a referendum on water ownership. All the councillors present voted in favour and one abstained. Philip Mc Fadden of Right2Water Inishowen said- ‘What people are asking us is, what work ,if any has been done by the councillors on these issues since?’.Another area of concern that people have raised is around the water metering programme being rolled out across the county at the moment. Right2Water will also be questioning why there is no proper monitoring of the work being carried out by installers ,especially around issues of health and safety and quality of re-instatement of footpaths for example. Owen Curran said ‘ We realise the time of the protest is quite early , however we picked this time to make sure we could distribute this letter to as many councillors on the day as possible. We know this is due to be a shorter meeting. We ask all those who are standing against water charges and who have decided not to pay to come and join us’. RIGHT2WATER TO STAGE PROTEST OUTSIDE COUNCIL OFFICES was last modified: April 7th, 2015 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:donegalprotestRight2Waterlast_img read more

STATEMENT MADE BY MAN ADMITTING HIS PART IN MURDER CAN BE USED

first_imgThe Special Criminal Court has today ruled that statements made by a man admitting his part in the murder of a man in Co Donegal more than three years ago can be admitted in evidence.Defence counsel for Martin Kelly had challenged three statements made by him to gardaí in which he admitted driving Mr Andrew Burns from Strabane, Co Tyrone across the border to Donnyloop where he was shot dead.However, today, the three-judge court ruled that the statements, two made while in garda custody and the third to two senior gardaí in the North, were admissible in evidence. Kelly is on trial for the murder of Mr Burns whose body was found by a group of teenagers in the car park of a church at Donnyloop in Co Donegal in 2008.It is the prosecution case that Kelly was part of a joint enterprise to lure Mr Burns from Strabane to Donnyloop where he was shot twice.The shooting was heard by a group of five young people from Clady, Co Tyrone who were walking in the area.Martin Kelly (aged 36) a bus driver, residing at Barrack St, Strabane, Co Tyrone has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Mr Andrew Burns (aged 27), an unemployed man, at Donnyloop, Castlefin, Co Donegal on February 12, 2008.Kelly’s trial began last month but after two days of evidence the court started a “trial within a trial” to decide on the admissibility of statements made by Kelly while in garda custody in Letterkenny and a statement made by Kelly to two senior gardaí at a hotel in the North.The “trial within a trial” lasted 12 days and the evidence heard was treated by the court as part of the evidence of the trial proper.STATEMENT MADE BY MAN ADMITTING HIS PART IN MURDER CAN BE USED was last modified: November 17th, 2011 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:ANDREW BURNSDonnyloopMARTIN KELLYmurderlast_img read more

One man dead and Katie Taylor’s dad injured in boxing club shooting

first_imgOne man has been killed and Katie Taylor’s dad has been injured in a gun attack at a boxing club in Bray, Co Wicklow this morning.The incident took place at the Bray Boxing Club in The Harbour, Bray, Co Wicklow at about 6.55am when a gunman entered the club and fired a number of shots.The dead man was aged 30, while the two injured men are aged 35 and 57. Pete Taylor, father of Irish Olympic hero, Katie. Mr Taylor set up the gym a number of years ago.HIs condition is not yet known at this stage.One man dead and Katie Taylor’s dad injured in boxing club shooting was last modified: June 5th, 2018 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

Jerry McDonald’s Week 9 NFL power rankings

first_img2. Kansas City (7-1)Chiefs are a blast to watch, but if they can succeed this way, what’s the point of ever … For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.WEEK 91. L.A. Rams (8-0)Last running back to be NFL MVP was Adrian Peterson (Minnesota) in 2012. Before that it was LaDainian Tomlinson (Chargers, 2006) and Shawn Alexander (Seahawks, 2005). Todd Gurley could be in line to join that club. Giving up TD to kill clock only helps.Last week 1: Next: at New Orleanslast_img