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Bea Arthur Impersonator Entertains

first_imgSchmidtis also a co-creator of The Golden Gays NYC, which debuted in 2017 at RuPaul’sDragCon and has since toured the country several times. Why does he think the1980s sitcom is appealing to a whole new generation of fans? “Jason B. Schmidt is Bea Arthur: A Nightclub Act” will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park. Tickets are $18-$30 and are available at timmcloonessupperclub.com. “I wipeaway Jason and draw in Bea Arthur’s features,” he said. “As soon as the hairgoes on, she shows up.” “ ‘TheGolden Girls’ is a wonderful gem frozen in time,” he said. “We’re having aGolden revolution.” Artsand entertainment reporter Mary Ann Bourbeau can be reached atmbourbeau@tworivertimes.com. ASBURYPARK – In 2010, Jason B. Schmidt was living in New York City when he saw anaudition post for a stage show called “Thank You for Being a Friend.” Theproducers of “The Golden Girls” drag parody were looking for a Bea Arthur-type –someone tall with a deep voice. Before he knew it, Schmidt was cast in the EastVillage show. “It waswild and crazy and a little raunchy,” he said. “I wantto do a whole Petula Clark medley,” said Schmidt. “I want to sing songs, tellstories and brighten a world that’s a little odd at the moment.” Schmidt,who also works as a paralegal, will perform the nightclub act Arthur alwaysdreamed of and frequently spoke about. It will include standards from Broadway,television and “bea-yond.” As Arthur, he will sing, tell stories and cavort,backed by his band, the Jerry Hermanettes. The new show is less scripted and“Arthur” will spend more time chatting with the audience. Actor and impersonator Jason B. Schmidt, as Bea Arthur, will entertain at McLoone’s Supper Club Jan. 16. Photo by Kevin Hinkle Schmidtmay even perform a snippet of the song Arthur sang in the critically panned1978 “Star Wars Holiday Special,” as well as a disco version of the theme from“Maude,” as it was once performed by Sammy Davis Jr. (Yes, really). In 2014,he created his first show, “Bea Arthur: Astral Dame,” in which he imagined theactress coming down from the heavens for one last musical hurrah. The Neptuneresident will present his latest show, “Jason B. Schmidt is Bea Arthur – ANightclub Act” at McLoone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park Thursday, Jan. 16. It takesSchmidt about two hours to transform himself into Arthur. He glues down hiseyebrows and turns his face into a blank canvas. The show, with music direction by Mason Griffin, will include songs that Schmidt enjoys singing and others that Arthur sang in her Tony Award-nominated show, which ran on Broadway for two months in 2002. Some of those songs include “Just One of Those Things,” “Just in Time,” “The Man in the Moon” from “Mame” and “I Know a Place,” a 1965 song recorded by Petula Clark. Schmidt,who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from Adelphi University, was wellacquainted with the work of Beatrice Arthur. While on tour with “Singing in theRain,” he had listened on the bus to her recording, “Bea Arthur on Broadway,Just Between Friends,” on which she sang songs and told stories about her longand eventful career. The actress is best known for her role in the 1974 movie,“Mame,” as well as her two television shows, “Maude” and “The Golden Girls,”the latter of which seems to be as popular now as it was when it aired in the1980s. “Ininterviews, Bea said she always wanted to be a nightclub singer but didn’t havethe looks or the voice to be offered one,” he said. “I wanted to do hernightclub act, dressed in a swanky gown with background musicians. I love herability to tell a story and interweave a song with it. I love the audacious,loud character she played when I know she was an introspective and quiet person.And I love her comic timing.” “Irealized I didn’t need the show,” he said. “I could do my own Bea Arthurthing.” last_img read more

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Hockey fans must find alternative ways to feed their fix after NHL locks out players

first_imgWhile our last CBA negotiation resulted in a seismic change in the League’s economic system, and produced corresponding on-ice benefits, our current negotiation is focused on a fairer and more sustainable division of revenues with the Players — as well as other necessary adjustments consistent with the objectives of the economic system we developed jointly with the NHL Players’ Association seven years ago.Those adjustments are attainable through sensible, focused negotiation — not through rhetoric.This is a time of year for all attention to be focused on the ice, not on a meeting room. The League, the Clubs and the Players all have a stake in resolving our bargaining issues appropriately and getting the puck dropped as soon as possible. We owe it to each other, to the game and, most of all, to the fans.While there was no message on the National Hockey League Players Association website, the Vancouver Canucks addressed the current labour roadblock on its site.As you are aware the NHL and NHLPA were unable to agree on a successor Collective Bargaining Agreement before September 15th. The Vancouver Canucks remain hopeful that a new Collective Bargaining Agreement will be reached as soon as possible.In the interim, we will continue to focus the efforts and talent of our entire staff and coaches on the values of grassroots hockey in British Columbia. We also will continue with our ongoing community initiatives, including children’s health and wellness through Canucks Autism Network, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and BC Children’s Hospital — as well as the support of literacy at the Canucks Family Education Centre.As always, we appreciate your patience and loyalty. We want to say again how much we appreciate your support and passion for your Canucks.We look forward to returning to the ice at Rogers Arena as soon as possible. Our staff and coaches have worked hard over the summer months to make sure we will be ready to play at a moment’s notice. It’s official, the National Hockey League locked out its players at midnight Saturday, September 15.Here’s the statement from the National Hockey League on its website:Despite the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the National Hockey League has been, and remains, committed to negotiating around the clock to reach a new CBA that is fair to the Players and to the 30 NHL teams.Thanks to the conditions fostered by seven seasons under the previous CBA, competitive balance has created arguably the most meaningful regular season in pro sports; a different team has won the Stanley Cup every year; fans and sponsors have agreed the game is at its best, and the League has generated remarkable growth and momentum.last_img read more

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IRISH-BRED EVO CAMPO TAKES $75,000 POSSIBLY PERFECT STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO; TRAINED BY IRISH-BRED GALLAGHER, ‘EVO’ GETS MARATHON 1 ½ MILES ON TURF IN 2:27.43

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 12, 2016)–With an eye-catching turn of foot, Irish-bred Evo Campo shot by pace setter Chocolatier leaving the quarter pole and steamed to an impressive 1 ¼ length win in Sunday’s $75,000 Possibly Perfect Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano and conditioned by Irish-bred Paddy Gallagher, Evo Campo negotiated the marathon distance of a mile and one half on turf in 2:27.43.A one half-length allowance winner over the course at 1 1/8 miles on May 5, Evo Campo was trying the mile and one half distance for the first time, but employed similar tactics, as she attended the pace while second into the far turn.“I tried to plan it that way,” said Bejarano, himself a Peruvian native. “I knew Chocolatier was going to be the speed and maybe Sharla Rae would go too. I wanted to make sure we broke well and found a good position. I could tell Tyler (Baze) was trying to get Chocolatier to relax on the lead, so I just decided to stay right behind them. I waited as long as I could and then in the stretch, I just let her go.”Off at 3-1 in a field of seven fillies and mares, three and up, Evo Campo, who is owned by Ronald Day and Mary DiPietro, paid $8.60, $4.80 and $3.20. A 4-year-old filly, Evo Campo is now four for seven over the Santa Anita turf and she improved her overall mark to 11-5-1-2. With the winner’s share of $45,840, she increased her earnings to $170,121.“This is such a good win,” said Gallagher. “It’s so nice because the owner, he just recently became sick, a bone cancer of some kind and he’s just started to battle it. This is really good for him.”When asked about what’s next for his now stakes winning filly? “It’s nice to do what you’ve done. It’s always going to be tough for her, but now we just hope we find something that suits her down at Del Mar.”Hiking, off at 9-1 for trainer Simon Callaghan ran late under hot turf rider Flavien Prat to get second over favored Sharla Rae by 1 ¼ lengths and paid $8.20 and $4.60.Off at 2-1 for trainer Doug O’Neill, Sharla Rae sat just off the pace, taking the shortest trip the whole way around on the rail under Santiago Gonzalez, but couldn’t overtake Evo Campo and finished third in front of Energia Fribby and Drayden Van Dyke by 1 ½ lengths. Sharla Rae paid $3.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.70, 48.51, 1:13.30, 1:38.09 and 2:03.11.There is a Pick Six Carryover into Thursday of $68,569 and the total Pick Six pool is expected to approach $500,000. Live racing returns Thursday with first post at 1:30 p.m. and gates open at 11:30 a.m.last_img read more

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Vanuatu Rugby league to select squad soon

first_imgPresident of Vanuatu Rugby League Tom Carlo said at this stage they just completed the Port Villa Rugby League season.He said a high performance squad representing the Port Vila Fire Ants will be selected to play against Santo Boars for the Annual Island of Origin.He said after the Annual Island of Origin, a final selection trial for the squad will then be selected to travel to Solomon Islands for the test match.Carlo said they are expecting a tough game in Solomon Islands considering they were just lucky to defeat Solomon Island with a close game during their previous test match.In their first test match held in Australia, the Vanuatu side came from behind to defeat Solomon Islands 48-30 and last year they also came from behind to win the game 24-15.“Playing in Solomon Islands will be a totally different proposition and an even hard task for our team.“We’ll prepare and play to the best of our ability and our aim is to win the game but regardless we expect a very close and hard fought game played in Great Spirit with our Melanesian neighbours,” he said.Carlo said apart from the test match they are looking forward for big games next year.“We have placed our expression of interest to play in the 2018 Commonwealth Games Championship in February in Australia and that will depend on the confirmation from the Rugby League International Federation early August.“We are also confirmed to play in the Emerging National World Championships in Australia at the end of 2018 that is open to all teams that didn’t qualify for this year Rugby League World Cup.“We are also looking to grow our domestic competitions in both Port Villa and Santo, introduce women to the game and build on our junior development programs,” he said.The third test match is a historical event for Solomon Islands Rugby League to host in their home country.Solomon Island Rugby League (SIRL) has already set up its plan in preparation for the match.President of SIRL League Jerry Tengemoana said as part of their preparation they will organize super four competition to select their national training squad.He said the super four will start early next month after the Rugby Union completed their competition.He said he is confident to take on the Vanuatu side because from their last year game they were very close to win but it was unfortunate for them.last_img read more

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NRL Grand Final: Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys set to play out historic decider

first_imgThe all-Queensland angle is a dead horse worth beating as two clubs from rugby league’s heartland returning to the game’s biggest stage after almost a decade absent is vitally important for the sport as a whole, but it is far from the only reason to get excited about today’s clash.Fresh off winning his record fourth Dally M Medal, Johnathan Thurston will be looking to add to his legend by leading a team to a premiership for the first time against good friend and Broncos captain Justin Hodges. Thurston and his Cowboys will be cheered on by the vast majority of the Sydney crowd as the Broncos’ reputation as one of the NRL’s most widely disliked clubs travels south with them.Even fans stinging from their team’s lack of representation at the pointy end of the year should get into this clash. It shapes as one of the best games of the year based on the football alone as the Thurston-led attack of the Cowboys take on Brisbane’s vaunted defence.These teams know each other intimately, having met three times in 2015 with Brisbane winning two games, including this year’s thrilling qualifying final.Grandstand takes a look at what to expect in a game that could go down as one of the greatest NRL grand finals.Not for the first time this season, Brisbane’s forwards will be well and truly out of their weight class when they face North Queensland’s pack in today’s NRL grand final.Almost always outsized throughout the 2015 season, the Broncos’ success has hinged on a rapid-fire pace that leaves other team’s big men huffing and puffing like they are trying to blow down a little pig’s house.Brisbane has all but ditched the wrestle and forced the pace, opting to run past rather than over their opponents to great effect.We saw a similar tactic work for the Maroons in this year’s State of Origin series, but never was a brighter spotlight shone on the genius of the tactic than in the first week of this year’s finals series.The Cowboys hung with the speed of the game until the smallest Bronco, bench utility Kodi Nikorima, found space between the two forwards at marker – John Asiata and Matt Scott – in the 65th minute and put Anthony Milford in the clear for a game-winning try.The tactic should be aided by the forecast steamy conditions in Sydney on grand final day, but playing small means there is less margin for error and Broncos back rower Matt Gillett said earlier in the week he and his fellow front men are looking forward to the challenge they have so regularly met this season.”We obviously don’t have the biggest pack in the game but we’ve got a bit of experience with Blairy (Adam Blair) and Sammy (Sam Thaiday) and Cozza (Corey Parker),” he told Grandstand.”The boys in the middle have done a great job for us all year but it’s going to take another step this Sunday to get that win and hold that trophy. No doubt it’s always won in the forwards so it’s going to be a big game on their hands.”When Brisbane lost Josh McGuire to a torn Achilles mid-season, it would not have been unreasonable to look at it as a telling blow to the team’s premiership bid. Jarrod Wallace has stepped up whether starting or from the bench but the biggest difference has been Adam Blair.Blair went from one of the game’s form props to all but forgotten in three miserable seasons with the Tigers before Wayne Bennett resurrected his career. The off-season acquisition had an underwhelming start, giving Broncos fans flashbacks to 2014’s big signing flop Martin Kennedy, but the final two thirds of his season have been exceptional thanks to a renewed vigour on both sides of the ball.Now he and the Brisbane pack face a bunch of Cowboys that have trampled everyone they have come across in recent weeks.Matt Scott, busted neck be damned, has turned into Shane Webcke with better footwork; James Tamou once again resembles the fleet-footed beast we saw three or four years ago; and Jason Taumalolo, while not looking as devastating as he did to start the season, has the ability to turn a game with one run a la George Burgess in last year’s decider.The Broncos forwards may not love constantly having to overcome a size disadvantage – Thaiday even said he “hates” playing prop – but they will be raring to go for one more big test before next year’s interchange reduction levels the playing field.The Cowboys’ trophy cabinet has been pretty firmly closed since they came into the league in 1995, but five-eighth Michael Morgan is the key to unlocking it.Thurston and Gavin Cooper’s combination attacking down the left flank is famously hard to stop, but Gillett and Ben Hunt have done an excellent job protecting that part of the field for the past two years.As Gillett said, “you know Thurston’s going to bring a 10/10 game”. That means someone has to step up elsewhere on the field and for the first time in a long time the Cowboys finally have the man to do it.No one was tossing and turning on matchday eve, terrified of the prospect of Robert Lui winning a game for North Queensland and the same could be said for the last playmakers to accompany Thurston to the grand final, Justin Smith and Brett Firman.Now though, focusing too much on the four-time Dally M medallist will see a team promptly trounced as Morgan is on fire.After a breakout year at full-back in 2014, Morgan has made the switch to six as adeptly as anyone since Lockyer (though the same could be said for Brisbane’s Anthony Milford).The Cowboys made a mockery of Melbourne’s defence in last week’s preliminary final, particularly the combination of five-eighth Blake Green and left centre Kurt Mann.Morgan’s running game showed them up badly and Thurston’s kicking and passing sent Justin O’Neill through for his double on misreads by Mann, while Cooper’s try to end the half came immediately after a long break through that left-side defence and you can expect the Broncos’ equivalent to come under intense scrutiny today.For as good as Brisbane’s defence has been, the left side is a weak spot, allowing 31 tries this year to be ranked seventh in the league while the right side is ranked second with just 23 tries conceded.Milford and Jack Reed face the daunting prospect of stopping Morgan’s run and Thurston’s regular forays on to that side of the field, something they did not do when they travelled up to Townsville in round 10.Morgan (who had seven tackle busts and three line breaks on the day) muscled through Milford to score his first two tries and found space in between Milford and Reed to finish his hat-trick, while back rower Ethan Lowe’s try off a Thurston short ball came as Milford was busy watching his opposite number out the back on a block play. North Queensland won the game 31-20 and Morgan sealed his State of Origin jersey in a performance that put the league on notice.The Cowboys will also like the look of that edge after the Roosters scored both their tries through Reed’s corridor in their preliminary final at Lang Park.Reed is a very strong defensive centre but he is very slow. Blake Ferguson’s combination of speed and strength allowed him to brush the Broncos centre and coast to the tryline in almost identical circumstances when Reed found himself too far in-field watching James Maloney. In most cases, Reed is good enough to recover and has made a living by cutting opposing centre’s legs out from under them.The good news for Brisbane is Justin O’Neill, as fast as he is, does not pose the same physical challenge as Ferguson, but there is far more bad news.Adding in Morgan’s try in round three, he has scored 16 points through the Reed-Milford corridor in 2015. The other bad news is Milford may need assistance covering Morgan and Alex Glenn could be too pre-occupied with Ethan Lowe, who is all of a sudden a serious threat in attack for North Queensland. That will put more pressure on Reed’s ability to make cover tackles on a man who seriously outpaces him.Morgan has also gone up another level since his disappointing return from injury against Brisbane in their qualifying final and will be even more keen to make a better impression on the Broncos this time.The forward battle is intriguing and that may well be where the title is won, but if the two packs more or less break even, then it is on the halves to take over.Obviously it’s not revolutionary to suggest the halves are important in a grand final (12 of the 29 Clive Churchill Medal winners since the award’s inception have played six or seven) or rugby league in general (23 of the NRL’s 35 Dally M medallists played in the halves), but this year they take on special significance.Neither of Brisbane’s playmakers had any real big-game experience until this year but have played out of their skin in a handful of opportunities.The Broncos have fired on the back of their halves all year and Bennett needs to find a way to stop them from going into their shell on the big stage. Milford, in particular, is a candidate to suffer a dip in form. The Cowboys may target the in-form pivot in an effort to force Hunt, who already shoulders the vast majority of fifth-tackle duties, to take on even more work.Morgan, meanwhile, has experienced the heat of the Origin furnace, the only thing that comes close to the pressure of an NRL decider, and has beside him a man with two grand final appearances and 33 Origin caps to his name.If Morgan has a rocky start to the game, there is no better player to take him aside and get his head right than Thurston.If Milford or Hunt start poorly there is the potential for things to snowball and get out of hand before Bennett has a chance to talk to his playmakers at half-time. They will receive some guidance from older heads like Hodges, Parker, Thaiday and Blair but the backline in particular is lacking loud, experienced voices.It’s almost guaranteed Thurston will be brilliant and just about the best player on the field, but he is at least a little bit hurt. Thurston is probably the game’s foremost exponent of playing through injury seemingly unaffected.On one leg, he sent running mate Cooper through for a late try against the Storm, but a pre-existing groin issue that can flare up at any time as well as a calf cork that has restricted his training this week will be a very real test for him.Brisbane’s on-field leader, Hunt, has risen to every challenge in his short NRL career and is well equipped to take another huge step in his development.Milford will be prowling behind Parker and Blair waiting for offloads and his ability to attack a fractured line could change the game in Brisbane’s favour.Both the Broncos’ halves love to take on the line regularly and the men in the middle need to be on their toes, particularly late in the game.Picking a winner in this year’s grand final is as harder as any decider in recent memory.The Broncos were marginally better in week one of the finals but the Cowboys have looked a different beast with a renewed Morgan back in the line-up.The past two games between these great rivals have gone down to the dying minutes and this game will be the same barring a freak incident in the early exchanges like last week’s epic blunder by Shaun Kenny-Dowall.The Broncos’ defence has won them countless games but they are coming up against a side that has and will test it mightily, particularly through the middle of the field where the big forwards will look to lay a platform.As good as the Cowboys are, Thurston is the only thing stopping the Broncos from being overwhelming favourites in this game, but he is good enough to warrant that respect.If Brisbane watches him too closely, Morgan should flourish on the back of a forward pack that ran over the top of one of the league’s best tackling units last week.But Brisbane’s defence has been a big game winner for them this season and that ability to weather a storm and rebound with points is critical in big games like this. 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CEU Scorpions ‘overachieved’ despite loss to Cignal in finals

first_imgBishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees “I think we overachieved,” he said, after the Hawkeyes dealt the Scorpions a 79-69 Game 2 defeat.“I’m so proud of my players because they always gave their best and that’s the reason why we made it in this stage.”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’With the decks stacked against them, CEU shocked top-seed Flying V in the semifinals to arrange the date against Cignal behind the heroics of Rod Ebondo and the troika of guards in JK Casiño, Aaron Jeruta, and Orlan Wamar.Unfortunately, that dream run didn’t get a happy ending as the Hawkeyes swept CEU in the best-of-three championship series, 2-0. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal MOST READ LATEST STORIES Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies View comments What’s in store for your animal sign this year Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Though Garcia rued the missed chance, the youthful mentor shared that he’s hopeful that the Scorpions picked up valuable lessons through the course of the campaign.“I just told them that every time we’re given these kinds of opportunities, we have to grab it. We can’t be content and we have to continue giving our best to make it to the next level,” he said.Garcia will now prepare CEU for its title retention bid in the UCBL.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay 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 JK Casiño. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor Centro Escolar University coach Yong Garcia, there’s no shame in losing to Cignal HD in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals.After all, even he did not expect his side to make it this far in his first conference at the helm.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ SEA Games: Centeno, Amit on course for 9-ball gold medal battlelast_img read more

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Kevin Love still in concussion program, status for Game 1 unknown

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers forward Jeff Green, left, and center Kevin Love celebrate after beating the Boston Celtics 87-79 in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference Finals, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)CLEVELAND — Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love remains in concussion protocol and his status for Game 1 of the NBA Finals is still unclear.Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue gave an update Tuesday before the team flew to San Francisco for Thursday’s opener. The Cavs are playing the Golden State Warriors in the finals for the fourth straight year.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Decommissioned’ Kiefer out of Road Warriors active roster Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 Love missed Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals at Boston after banging heads with Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum in the previous game. Jeff Green started for Love in Game 7 and finished with 19 points with eight rebounds in Cleveland’s 87-79 victory.Love has played center and forward this season and is averaging 13.9 points and 10.0 rebounds this postseason. He sat out the 2015 finals with a separated shoulder.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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img read more

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EBD man shot in early morning robbery

first_imgAn East Bank Demerara man is now nursing a gunshot injury to his left leg after he was shot by one of three men during a robbery at the corner of Cemetery Road and D’Urban Street, Georgetown in the wee hours of Wednesday.The injured man has been identified as Mark English, 31, of Lot 992 Providence, East Bank Demerara. He is reportedly in a stable condition following emergency surgery.Based on reports received, at about 02:30h, English stopped at a shop to make a purchase and was confronted by the three men, one of whom was armed with a handgun. The armed perpetrator relieved him of ,000.During the confrontation, English put up a fight and was shot to the left leg by the bandit who was carrying the firearm. The injured man managed to drive to a city hospital where he was admitted and the matter reported. No one has been arrested as Police continue their investigations.last_img read more

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US$22,000 Call Center Donated to LNP

first_imgThe United Nations Police in Liberia (UNPOL) has turned over a fully equipped call center to the Liberia National Police (LNP) under UNPOL’s Quick Impact Project (QIP). The dedication of the call center, named the National Operation Center, took place yesterday at the LNP headquarters on Capitol Hill.Speaking at the turning over ceremony, UNPOL Commissioner   Gregory Hinds said the project was a result of the realization that the LNP needs a strong and effective National Operations Center (NOC) that would play a critical role in decision making at the highest level of the LNP. The UNPOL Commissioner stressed that the National Operations Center                                                                                                                          will serve as a ‘one stop shop’ for all collected and organized information and communication regarding the LNP operations countrywide. He said activities of the center will place special emphasis on the 990, 911 and 9955 emergency response lines in order to foster public confidence in the LNP and to ensure timely response to crime scenes and other emergencies.The QIP, valued at US$22,903, includes three desktop computers, 13 handheld radios, two office desks, one printer and other requisite supplies and comes with training for 30 LNP officers.Commissioner Hinds cautioned the police leadership to guard the facility jealously it will be of long term benefit to the LNP.In response, LNP Director, Col. Clarence Massaquoi thanked the UN Police for the project indicating that it will contribute to the LNP’s decentralization drive.Director Massaquoi said the QIP donated clearly demonstrates UNPOL’s willingness to enhance the capacity of the LNP, as the UN Mission gradually pulls out of the country.The Liberian police chief said  the call center will now afford the police the opportunity to communicate with its officers deployed in others parts of the country.He said the LNP will push for more funding in the National Budget to maintain the center, promising that the equipment will be used for their intended purposes to benefit the Liberian people.He called on the public to make use of the center by providing needed information to the police for the benefit of the citizens.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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Vendor arraigned for murder of Timehri teen

first_imgDead: David ToneyA vendor was on Thursday arraigned for the murder of 18-year-old David Toney of Alliance Road, Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD), who was fatally stabbed on Saturday last at the Timehri Docks.Rickland Bovell, of Swan Village, Linden-Soesdyke Highway, was not required to plead to the indictable charge when it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The Police stated that on April 19, 2019 at the Timehri Docks, Bovell murdered Toney.The court heard that on the day in question, about 03:30h, the accused was engaged in an argument with the victim and his parents over non-payment for cabbage.During the argument, the accused pulled out a knife from his pants waist and stabbed the victim. However, it was also reported contrarily that the now dead teen intervened in an argument between his father, Mark Toney, and a group of men.The argument had reportedly stemmed from the packing of cabbage into a truck at the Timehri Wharf. The argument reportedly escalated into a scuffle and it was then both the young man and his father, along with his stepmother, were injured.The young man attempted to run, but collapsed a short distance away. He sustained at least three stab wounds to his abdomen and chest.His father was stabbed to his back and his stepmother to the left hip and left shoulder. They were taken to the Diamond hospital where they were treated and sent away. The young man’s body was removed some five hours after the stabbing incident and taken to the Lyken Funeral Home.After committing the act, the accused had fled the scene, but had been later arrested and charged.The accused was remanded to prison until his next court appearance set for May 15, 2019.last_img read more

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