Thon Maker owns up to role in Gilas-Australia free-for-all

first_img“I feel a great responsibility as an NBA player to carry myself in a way that promotes peace and unity. My hope that this experience provides a springboard for discussion regarding the security surrounding these games.”In the video that has gone viral, Maker is seen throwing a couple of flying knees, a type of strike commonly used in combat sports.READ: Gilas runs out of players, loses to Australia in ugly, bizarre game His first attempt hit a scrum of Gilas players, who ganged up on his teammate Chris Goulding, from the back.Maker’s second flying knee was aimed at Gilas guard Terrence Romeo, who managed to elude it.ADVERTISEMENT The Milwaukee Bucks center said he’s “deeply disappointed” with his actions.Maker was among the four Aussie players tossed in the aftermath of the fight that erupted late in the third quarter.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 crownREAD: ‘Violence has no place in sports’: SBP apologizes for Gilas-Australia“I am deeply disappointed in the actions displayed during yesterday’s game against the Philippines. Being from a war-torn country, basketball for me has been a means to bring people together,” Maker, who traces his roots to Sudan, said in a statement. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Australia’s Thon Maker owned up to his actions after being involved in the brawl against Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers at Philippine Arena on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees 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 awardcenter_img View comments Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES “I take responsibility for my actions knowing that they were a result of MY DESIRE to protect my teammates and myself,” the statement continued.“It is a tremendous honor to represent Australia, the Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA and my goal is to redirect that in my conduct and play.” Fans divided over Gilas-Australia brawl Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Strict monitoring of food labelling starts – GA-FDD head

first_img…defiance will lead to prosecution Both locally manufactured and imported food products are now under the microscope by the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) as it relates to the informative content that is available to consumers.This was revealed by the Director of the GA-FDD Marlan Cole on Saturday, who informed Guyana Times that the agency is currently on a mission to eliminate all food items which are incorrectly labelled or in some cases, labelled in a foreign language.“As long as these items are not in compliance as it relates to composition or the labelling requirement or their erroneous misleading as in terms of the label, they would be refused entry into the country,” Cole stated.Cole explained that while the organisation is not responsible for the number of foreign products which are imported in Guyana, they can impose a ban on a product which is not to the expected standards. These standards are there to ensure that the consumers are aware of the expiry and manufactured dates, the manufacturer and ingredients among other details which will ensure that quality products are bought and consumed.“We’re not concerned about foreign imported or locally manufactured food. We’re not a protective agency for industries. We’re here to facilitate trade and to protect the consumers so as long as foreign imported goods reach our labelling requirement composition and they’re not false or misleading and have adequate amount of information for the consumers, they would be allowed into the country.”Furthermore, he noted that all retail and wholesale entities are found supplying food items which are expired or incorrectly labelled in relation to the Food and Drugs Act will be subjected to prosecution.“Going forward now, anybody that is found on the other side of the law where food is concerned will submit to prosecution. In locally manufactured and imported products, the requisite standards would be subjected to our regulatory oversight,” the GAFDD Director informed.This decision comes in light of the fact that many businesses, both small and large, were found with food items that are below the regulated standards. In the recent times, some items such as Ovaltine and confection were banned from entering the country because of their labelling.Last week, the Food Safety Department (FSD) also announced the launch of a campaign to discontinue the ongoing epidemic of expired products from entering Guyanese households.One local businessman has since been charged for selling expired, foreign-labelled items.The Chief Meat and Food Inspector of the Food Safety Department (FSD), Onika Blackman had explained that many persons are unaware of the dangers expired food items can cause to humans once consumed. She noted that in many instances, vendors are warned that expired products are not to be sold but many are still found with these items.Stalls at the Stabroek Bazaar were raided in search for expired products from officials of the FSD. In this scenario, many vendors were found in possession of goods that are deemed unfit for consumption as they would’ve surpassed the expiry date. The items were seized and destroyed. In some cases, the consumer information was printed in a different language while in others, the dates were removed. The expiry of some products dated back to 2017.The public is advised to notify the department of any cases where expired products are sold so that there can be some intervention to prevent the scourge of selling expired products.last_img read more

Teen slapped with B&E charge

first_imgA teenager on Wednesday made his appearance before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was slapped with a break and enter charge.Nineteen-year-old Shiva Kadirwel of Lot 8 Riverview, Ruimveldt, Georgetown, denied the offence after it was read to him. The charge alleged that on October 9, 2018 at Ruimveldt, Georgetown he broke and entered the dwelling of Georgina Austin and stole $20,000.Police Prosecutor Warren Thornhill made no objections to bail being granted.Magistrate Azore released the teen on $40,000 bail. The case will continue on November 28, 2018.last_img read more

Mane to miss pre-season trip to Hong Kong

first_imgMane suffered the knee injury in the Merseyside derby with Everton on April 1 and subsequently underwent surgery.“He is really, really good. He is close; he is closing on coming back to team training,” Klopp told liverpoolfc.com.“In this moment we think it will be when we are in Asia, so then it makes no sense to take him to Asia because he needs to then do the first steps in kind of team training.“We will see how we can do it; maybe the U23s will be here, so when he can start (training) then we can use this opportunity, but we have to wait.“On Tuesday morning he was part of the running, so he is first-team training if you want and that looked really good.“I think he is getting better, but it is how it is after a long time – you need to build a little bit of muscle again in the quad and thigh, which is important.“There is no risk with him because he is a naturally-fit boy and in the moment when he can start to be a real part of the sessions, he will then immediately be fit again.“We have not all the time in the world, but we have time and we will use it.”Mane’s importance to Liverpool last season was apparent as his absence while at the Africa Cup of Nations proved costly to their title ambitions.Due to the injury Mane missed eight games at the end of the campaign, but Liverpool still secured a crucial Champions League spot.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sadio Mane scored 13 Premier League goals for Liverpool last season after joining from Southampton © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 12 – Senegalese star Sadio Mane will miss Liverpool’s pre-season tournament in Hong Kong as he continues his recovery from a knee injury, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp said on Wednesday.The 25-year-old forward, who scored 13 Premier League goals for Liverpool last season after joining from Southampton, is making good progress but has yet to resume full training.last_img read more

Senegal ‘magicians’ hope to do Africa proud at World Cup

first_imgAliou Cisse’s side will attempt to succeed where the rest of their continental rivals failed, with Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia all set to bow out after the group phase.“I think it should be more of a positive thing rather than pressure,” Napoli centre-back Koulibaly told reporters on Wednesday.“We know we have the whole continent behind us. They’re all going to support us and we know we can do it.”“We know we already have 15 million Senegalese behind us and now we have all the continent. It’s up to us to make them proud, to fly the flag for Senegal and Africa at this World Cup.”Senegal defeated Poland 2-1 in their opening game and twice led Japan before settling for a 2-2 draw that left both countries with four points.Colombia must win in Samara to guarantee a spot in the knockout rounds, with Jose Pekerman’s men impressing in a 3-0 victory over Poland last time out.“We know it’s a very strong Colombia team,” said Koulibaly. “But we have our own weapons and we’ll give our all to win and not concede.“If we do that we’ll qualify. We know in attack we have magicians who are capable of scoring at any moment.“We’re going to do our utmost to get to the last 16 and I think we have everything we need to do that.”The 42-year-old Cisse, who was captain of the Senegal side at the 2002 finals, said the brief for his players will be a straightforward one.“Tomorrow when we get onto the pitch, the instructions to the players will be to play to win,” said Cisse, with Senegal trailing group leaders Japan only on disciplinary record.“I think Colombia and Senegal have practically the same style of play. I think it’s to going to be a keenly disputed match, a very interesting match with two teams who could be in the last 16.”“I think Colombia could pose us some problems but we have a few tricks up our sleeves as well,” added Cisse, who said Mbaye Niang will be fit after limping off in the closing minutes against Japan.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly was part of a Napoli side that finished runners-up to Juventus in Serie A this season © AFP / Emmanuel DUNANDSAMARA, Russian Federation, Jun 27 – Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly believes the fact his team represent Africa’s last World Cup hope should motivate the players rather than increase the pressure going into their final game in Group H against Colombia Thursday.It is just Senegal’s second appearance at the tournament, after reaching the quarter-finals on their debut in 2002, and they need a point to secure a place in the last 16 against Jose Pekerman’s side (1400 GMT kick-off).last_img read more

Video: Dean Ashton’s bicycle kick in Mark Noble testimonial AND MORE!

first_imgPaolo Di Canio reminds the @whufc_official faithful of what he was all about… 👌 #MN16 #WHUFC https://t.co/Fu0QjTUl0B— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 28, 2016 “This is what they want!” Paolo Di Canio delights the @whufc_official crowd with a superb solo goal. #MN16 #WHUFC https://t.co/HSUDIynDCP— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 28, 2016 Hammers cult hero Paolo Di Canio was also on the score sheet, showing he has still got it aged 47. See Di Canio’s goal, the Italian’s skill and Noble’s strike: Here it is! Dean Ashton’s unbelievable overhead kick from Mark Noble’s testimonial. 👊 #MN16 #WHUFC https://t.co/oOvwrAktZr— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 28, 2016 Dean Ashton reminded West Ham fans of his ability in front of goal on Monday. The former Norwich and Hammers striker, now 32, was forced to hang up his boots in 2009 after struggling with injury. Ashton’s career is a case of what could have been – had he not been blighted by injury, he could well have been a hit for club and country. Ashton returned to Upton Park on Monday to play in Mark Noble’s testimonial, scoring arguably one of the goals of the game. Considering there was 11 goals in total, that is some feat!West Ham beat a West Ham All-Stars team 6-5 and Ashton had the whole ground applauding in the second half when he netted a third goal for the All Stars. See the excellent bicycle kick, below!center_img 1 Dean Ashton scored an impressive bicycle kick WATCH: West Ham goalkeeper Adrian nets amazing solo goal in Mark Noble’s testimoniallast_img read more

Cheney can’t duck hail of jokes

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 restaurant “We can’t get bin Laden, but we nailed a 78-year-old attorney.” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” NBC: “That’s the big story over the weekend. … Dick Cheney accidentally shot a fellow hunter, a 78-year-old lawyer. In fact, when people found out he shot a lawyer, his popularity is now at 92 percent.” “I think Cheney is starting to lose it. After he shot the guy, he screamed, ‘Anyone else want to call domestic wiretapping illegal?”‘ “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central: “Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a man during a quail hunt … making 78-year-old Harry Whittington the first person shot by a sitting veep since Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton, of course, (was) shot in a duel with Aaron Burr over issues of honor, integrity and political maneuvering. Whittington? Mistaken for a bird.” “Now, this story certainly has its humorous aspects. … But it also raises a serious issue, one which I feel very strongly about. … moms, dads, if you’re watching right now, I can’t emphasize this enough: Do not let your kids go on hunting trips with the vice president. I don’t care what kind of lucrative contracts they’re trying to land, or energy regulations they’re trying to get lifted – it’s just not worth it.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Television talk shows took aim Monday at Vice President Dick Cheney’s accidental weekend shooting in Texas of a hunting companion. Here’s a few of the jokes. “Late Show with David Letterman,” CBS: “Good news, ladies and gentlemen, we have finally located weapons of mass destruction: It’s Dick Cheney.” “But here is the sad part – before the trip, Donald Rumsfeld had denied the guy’s request for body armor.” last_img read more

‘X-Men’ sequel shocks box office

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Its opening-day take finished behind only “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith,” which set the opening-day record a year ago with $50 million. To claim second place, “X-Men: The Last Stand” achieved bigger first-day numbers than such heavy hitters as “Spider-Man 2” ($40.4 million), “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” ($40.1 million) and “Spider-Man” ($39.4 million). Based on such a blockbuster opening day, “X-Men” is a lock to set the record for Memorial Day weekend openings, which is currently held by “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” which took in $90.1 million when it bowed in 1997. “X-Men: The Last Stand,” directed by Brett Ratner, stars Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. The first-day gross of $45.5 million comes close to the $54 million the first “X-Men” film earned during its entire first weekend in July 2000. “X2: X-Men United,” released in early May 2003, had an opening weekend of $85.5 million. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “X-Men: The Last Stand” achieved a heroic $45.5 million in ticket sales during its first day in theaters Friday, the second-highest opening-day gross in history, according to estimates Saturday. Such a stupendous debut now gives the movie a realistic shot at the Holy Grail of box office records: the three-day opening of $114.8 million achieved by “Spider-Man” in 2002. The 20th Century Fox release is also in position to set a Memorial Day weekend record by surpassing the $95.6 million earned by “Shrek 2” during its second weekend in 2004. “This is the biggest box office surprise of the year,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of the box office tracking firm Exhibitor Relations Co. “We knew this film was going to have a tremendous opening weekend, but a single day over $45 million is going to take this movie into uncharted box office territory.” The “X-Men” trilogy of films is an action-adventure series about mutant heroes sworn to defend a world that hates and fears them. It is based on the popular Marvel Comics franchise. last_img read more

CONFIRMED: Watford boss Walter Mazzarri to leave at the end of the season

first_img Walter Mazzarri Watford will begin their search for a ninth manager in just five years after announcing they will part company with Walter Mazzarri.Mazzarri’s fate was sealed in a meeting with the club’s board on Wednesday afternoon. His final game in charge will be at home to Manchester City on Sunday.The 55-year-old Italian, who has also managed at Inter Milan and Napoli, signed a three-year contract at Watford last summer, but will leave after just one term in charge.Mazzarri will take control of his final match against Pep Guardiola’s City side with his team languishing in 16th in the Premier League, just six points above the relegation zone, following five successive defeats.”After the board discussed with Walter Mazzarri the club’s future goals and aspirations, it was decided he will be stepping down from his position as the club’s head coach after the final game of the 2016/17 season,” Watford chairman Scott Duxbury said in a short statement.”We thank Walter and his staff for the contribution they have made to Watford Football Club over the past year.”Mazzarri’s tenure at Watford started in reasonable fashion after they recorded consecutive victories at West Ham and then at home to Manchester United in September.But the Italian has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks following the club’s dramatic slump in form – they have taken just three points out of a possible 21 – and widely-publicised reports of a disgruntled dressing room.Club captain Troy Deeney, a firm favourite among the Vicarage Road faithful, has been relegated to the bench in recent weeks, while his team-mates are said to have grown frustrated with Mazzarri’s training methods.Mazzarri, who still conducts his press conferences through an interpreter, is the seventh manager to be dismissed by the Pozzo family since they took over the club back in 2012.Spaniard Quique Sanchez Flores was sacked by Watford last summer – despite guiding the club to the FA Cup semi-finals and comfortably retaining their status in the top division – while Slavisa Jokanovic departed a year earlier after leading Watford into the Premier League.Former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri and Hull City’s Marco Silva are the early names in the frame to replace Mazzarri.Italian Ranieri was sacked by Leicester in February just nine months after he guided the Foxes to the Premier League title.Silva meanwhile, has impressed for Hull since he replaced Mike Phelan at the start of the year. But the Portuguese was unable to save the Tigers from relegation after they were demoted to the Championship last Sunday following a 4-0 defeat at Crystal Palace. 1last_img read more

Two men who left drunken Donegal teenager to die are jailed

first_imgAn American teenager who urinated on his young Irish friend as he lay dying on his grandmother’s front lawn has been jailed for six months.Samuel Heroux left 19-year-old Donegal lad Liam McGlinchey in a dangerously intoxicated state in New York in 2017. Liam, from Buncrana, had been out celebrating passing his exams with friends.Two men,  Heroux (21) of Cohoes and Isaiah DePiazza (19) of Foxwoods Drive, Clifton Park were charged with criminally negligent homicide.Details of Liam’s horrific death were given in court yesterday (Thurs).Furious Judge John Murphy slammed Heroux’s actions in a sentencing hearing.He said “Dumping Liam and urinating on him and filming the urination, seeing foam from dying Liam’s mouth — instead of doing something, you leave.“A 911 call, a knock on the door, a drop at the hospital, a call for help would have saved his life.“The failure to act and care about anyone but yourself, the apathy and disregard for another person’s life is your pattern of behaviour.He sentenced him to six months in jail and put him on five years probation.The other accused, Isaiah DePiazza, had originally been originally expected to get probation but was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in state prison for breaking his parole.The tragic man’s sister said Heroux’s actions were “vile, despicable, thoughtless and heartless.”In a recorded video shown in court, Charlotte McGlinchey said that her brother was a gentle giant whose death traumatized his family because Heroux and DePiazza left her brother “as if he were garbage.”“I lost my brother and best friend,” she said. “Every time you inhale, I hope you feel the breaths Liam struggled to take.”Liam’s dad Liam Snr is from Buncrana and although he was born in the US, the late Liam Jnr spent many years in Donegal where he found work cutting turf before returning to the US to start college.He had been living with his grandmother when he tragically died.Toxicology reports from his autopsy showed Mr McGlinchey had a blood alcohol content of 0.40 per cent, a level that medical experts say can be high enough to cause death.After his death, Liam’s heartbroken mother Helen pleaded with young people to look after each other when they were out socially.She said “It’s hard as my whole family is in America, but I do have a lot of support here locally. Friends are being very helpful.“The most important message is that nobody else needs to lose a son or daughter. Make sure you look after your friends and be please be aware that you can die of consuming too much alcohol.”Two men who left drunken Donegal teenager to die are jailed was last modified: August 9th, 2019 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:buncranacourtdeathLiam McGlincheySamuel HerouxUSlast_img read more