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Prosecutor rebukes former Missouri governor then drops felony case against him

first_imgCraig Barritt/Getty Images for The Robin Hood Foundation(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) — A day after Eric Greitens resigned as governor of Missouri, a prosecutor blasted his “dangerous and false rhetoric against the criminal justice system” before dismissing a felony charge of computer tampering against him.St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said Wednesday that her decision to drop the case against Greitens was based on what is best for the state.“I remain confident that we have the evidence we require to pursue charges against Mr. Greitens, but sometimes pursuing charges is not the right or just thing to do for our city or our state,” Gardner said during a news conference in St. Louis.She launched an investigation in January after her office received allegations that the Republican governor illegally used a donor list from his former charity, The Mission Continues, to raise funds for his 2016 gubernatorial run.The investigation led to two felony charges against Greitens, a former Navy SEAL who was elected governor in November 2016. One of the felonies was the computer tampering charge stemming from his alleged use of the donor list, while the other was an invasion of privacy charge for allegedly using partially nude photos of his former mistress to blackmail her into keeping quiet about their affair.Greitens has admitted to having the affair with the woman, his former hairdresser, in 2015 before becoming governor. He said the decision to resign was a difficult one but maintained that he’s done nothing wrong. His resignation is effective Friday.“I am not perfect, but I have not broken any laws or offense worthy of this treatment,” Greitens, 44, a married father of two children who ran for governor on a platform of family values, said.The charges against him were the result of a “witch hunt” by his political adversaries, he added.“It’s clear for the forces that oppose us, there’s no end in sight. I cannot allow those forces to continue to cause pain and difficulty to the people that I love,” he said.“Contrary to Greitens’ past statements, there was no ‘witch hunt,’ no plans to bring pain to him or his family,” Gardner said. “The consequences Mr. Greitens has suffered he brought upon himself by his actions, his statements, his decisions, his ambition and pursuit for power.”The invasion of privacy charge against Greitens was also dropped earlier this month, just before Greitens was set to go to trial. Since then, Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker was appointed special prosecutor to consider whether to refile the charge.Gardner said she could only speak of the computer tampering charge.“Just as I believe that Mr. Greitens’ decision to resign is best for our state, I have to consider the totality of the situation,” Gardner said.“As a prosecutor, my decision must be based on facts, available evidence regardless of the position of the accuser or the power of the accused,” Gardner said. “After much conversation with Mr. Greitens’ defense attorneys and my team, we have come to an agreement on the felony computer tampering case. I believe the most fair and just way to resolve this situation is to dismiss the computer tampering case.”Gardner added: “If Mr. Greitens were convicted of this charge, it would be unlikely that he would be sentenced to prison given his first-time offender status and the type and level of the charge he faced.”Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers had asked Greitens to resign. By doing so, he avoids potentially becoming the first Missouri governor to be impeached.A House investigatory committee had subpoenaed him to testify next week during a special session on his possible discipline.The investigatory committee had already released two scathing reports against Greitens. The first detailed accusations made by his former mistress, who claimed he threatened and mistreated her. The second report focused on allegations that Greitens wrongfully obtained the charity donor list to fundraise for political purposes.“While I cannot force Mr. Greitens to take personal accountability for his actions, there are things that I can do,” Gardner said. “I can reject Mr. Greitens’ shameful, divisive personal attacks. I can reject his dangerous and false rhetoric about the criminal justice system and the rule of law. I can clarify for the public that there was no coordinated effort by anyone to target him based upon his politics, rather it was his actions.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Administration’s shifting goalpost approach to sugar industry

first_imgDear Editor,The confusion that has emerged regarding the appointment of a new Board of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has brought, once again, to the fore what could only be described as the Administration’s shifting goalpost approach to the sugar industry. It can well be argued that the coalition Government’s approach to many pressing matters of national importance is also incoherent and our policymakers are reactive rather than being proactive.While I will refrain from commenting on the individuals supposedly named, though I have reservations, the bungling mess that has ensued is sadly symptomatic of our Administration. When one looks at the Administration’s changing positions regarding sugar, it is not difficult to reach such conclusions.Recall, the sugar Commission of Inquiry (CoI). The A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) manifesto said the “APNU/AFC will convene a commission of inquiry into the operations of the Guyana Sugar Corporation… [to] review, analyse and recommend the way forward for the Guyana sugar industry, including options for infusing critical investments and the optimum utilisation of its valuable capital infrastructure”. The Government on appointing that Commission of Inquiry said in a [Government Information Agency] GINA report of June 26, 2015 that “…the 11-member Commission…will develop a 15-year plan which is expected to bring the industry back to profitability to ensure long-term environmental and economic sustainability.” Then who can forget Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo saying at the National Cane Farmers Conference, according to the August 15, 2015 Kaieteur News, that “…there was no question of Government scaling down or abandoning the industry”.After all of that and in spite the sugar commission saying no estate should be closed, the Government decided to close Wales Estate and President David Granger, in the January 26, 2016 sections of the media reported, “The CoI is not gospel”. Though from the previous statements, in the pre and post May, 2015 election, rationally one could conclude that the CoI would guide the Administration’s approach to sugar. The President went further, saying “arrangements are going to be made over the next 11 months to ensure that the workers don’t get hurt, that they can be reemployed”. Well, we all know how that turned out and today the Wales workers, the cane farmers and their dependents have been hurt and remain jobless.Then after all that, President Granger, in the February 5, 2016, in another section of the media saying “…it’s unlikely that (closure of another estate) is contemplated”. But just months after, the Government announced that Skeldon was to be sold and Rose Hall and Enmore closed. The President also reportedly said “…the CoI report would be discussed in the National Assembly, after which there would be a national consultation on the state of the sugar industry”. Again, time has shown that the President’s undertaking was unfulfilled. It should not be forgotten that the Government earlier this year voted against a motion which called for the sugar CoI report to be discussed by the Economic Services Committee. And, there was no national consultation as the President committed would be done. In fact, the sugar unions in spite of their efforts have contended that their engagements with the Administration remained wanting.Now the Government, in an about-turn of sorts, has decided to divest Rose Hall and Enmore rather than close those estates and move into diversification activities as it initially decided. Nevertheless, nearly 5000 workers have been sent home and entire communities are now finding themselves in troubled waters. Furthermore, the diversification activities at Wales, it appears, have been shelved after millions of dollars were spent and hundreds of man and machine hours expended. And we are now told that $30 billion is required for GuySuCo over the next four years.When one looks at the totality of the Government’s confused, disjointed and not well-thought-out adventure in the sugar industry one reaches the sad conclusion that the Government was not and is not serious about the sugar industry and the people who depend on it for their livelihoods. The ‘seat of your pants’ decision-making as we have seen playing out cannot be the modus operandi of any Government especially when the implications are so terrible. As the APNU/AFC said during the 2015 campaign “IT IS TIME” that our leaders stop jetting off to exotic lands and take time to work in the interest of the people and our country.Yours faithfully,Patricia Persaudlast_img read more

Invisibobble Traceless Hair Ring and Bracelet, Why didn’t anyone tell me about these?

first_imgCan now tie hair up for do the job and do not have kinks when get it out, does what it claims on box.Ideal if you have thick hair. I have definitely thick hair and put up with with head aches if i tie it again, these are fantastic as they you should not have to be tight to hold the hair and the uneven stress = no problems. They have stood up to the gymnasium, exercise classes and jogging.Do not listen to the bull evaluations on below. . Just after 1 use it actually bounced back to dimensions. Will only stretch to what the previous person has if you twist it a gazillion occasions all around your hair or about two months of every day use. I took photograph of mine straight following having it out of my hair which i wrapped all around 3 occasions for a ponytail. Makes ponytail voluminous and swishy 🙂 really like it. Stays in all working day till i choose it out.Key specs for Invisibobble Traceless Hair Ring and Bracelet, Chocolate Brown Suitable for All Hair Types:The Invisibobble wraps around the hair and places uneven pressure around the ponytail.It’s caring to the hair and avoids headaches and split ends.An invisibobble can be worn with any hair type! No matter if curly, straight, thick or thin, invisibobble is always wearable.Invisibobble can also be worn as a bracelet, when not worn in the hair.Water repellent so is a stylish accessory for almost any occasion and a great solution for a day at the beach or doing sports.Comments from buyers“if people knew how to look after these, they’d get more stars!, Great product, great price, Don’t listen to the bull reviews on here., Why didn’t anyone tell me about these?, Love these bobbles!, No more ripping your hair out by the roots!”Why didn’t anybody inform me about these?. My hair is waist size and has been considering that i was nine – all through the the final fifty a long time i need to have used an complete fortune on ponytail bands that give me a headache due to the fact they are so restricted yet within just 3 times they slip and slide driving me to distraction witht the pounds of hair that will never remain put. Not any moreat half earlier 4 yesterday i ordered a few black invisibobble rings and imagined ‘there goes another fiver on a band that’ll muddle the bedroom for no excellent purpose’ ………. But not a little bit of it – by 10 o’clock this early morning, i was putting on the invisibobble and it is now seven hrs later on – it has not moved and a lot more importantly, i do not have a headacheif this modifications, i am going to report back again but so considerably, i couldn’t be far more pleased.If persons knew how to glance after these, they’d get additional stars. I have incredibly thick hair and it does appear to grip it well. I essential to tighten my hair a little, durung wear, as a result the four stars. I’m stunned at there getting no treatment data, some thing which would resolve a large amount of troubles for clients. They stretch out of shape, but you only pop them into boiling drinking water for a pair of seconds and it shrinks proper back to form – have to be some kind of thermoset plastic, incredibly intelligent. So lots of reviews on here are men and women moaning that they stretch our of condition and so it should really only have one or 2 stars. Make sure you put care guidance on description and packet. The good thing is my hairdresser gave me the warm drinking water trick.Great solution, sort to hair. My hair is curly and bobbles often get caught in elastic bobbles. It under no circumstances occurs with these and they are seriously long lasting. They can be worn comfortably on the wrist. They will not go away my hair kinked.These are wonderful, appreciate my ponytail as they look to splay it out producing it search fuller.I like that hair would not get knotted in it, and it comes out conveniently adequate. I would advocate this products.A pleasant choice to cloth or rubber hair bands – water-resistant, great for swimming, and rather stretchy more than enough to twist a few periods.I bought these in blue from my hairdresser, and they are awesome. My hair is just achieving to mid-sboulder, usually when achieving this size i’m so fed up of problems and acquiring to frequently rearrange hairstyle by means of the day that i chop it off rather limited, but then miss out on my hair and devote a 12 months growing it out yet again. Eventually, i uncovered anything to crack this ‘vicious circle’, just desire i observed invisibobbles sooner. They are quite versatile and genuinely go away no kinks in hair, even soon after a total day wear. They do not slip, or result in tightness on scalp and subsequent complications. When i had to use a typical hair bobble soon after a few of months making use of these, i noticed a pain straight away. I bought these as an experiment, to see whaat the hoopla is all about, and soon after 3 months i’m converted, so just purchased some from amazon in regular colors. Information i can give following three months – never be set off by stretched out invisibobble, just go away it for a couple times or pop it on a radiator for a couple hrs and it’s going to spring again into form (when i get my get i am going to use my old blue ones to experiment with incredibly hot drinking water too). Also, you you should not need to have to extend them a lot to get hold of a great grip, i didn’t have invisibobbles snap, but suspect this is how it occurs with those who do.They keep my hair perfectly for operate and then i can let it down when i finish without having worrying about kinks.I am a big supporter of invisibobbles. I usually tie my fringe and bangs up on a night time when i snooze – or else i wake up freaking out that a spider’s walking on my experience. I made use of to use elastic hair bands (owww in the early morning getting rid of them and the resulting hair bump) or the flumpy/fluffy form kinds, that typically occur out all through the night time. I normally get a few wraparound of my hair, making sure it is really not way too tight, 2 wraps is a bit loose, but even if i go away it at that, it would not appear out when i sleep. Possibly way, the only time i at any time have hair bumps in the morning is when i go to slumber with moist/damp hair, and to be truthful, nothing’s likely to end the hair bumps thenas another person who would not wash their hair everyday but who straightens it every single time i do, employing invisibobbles indicates i really don’t have to restraighten in the morning. Additional time for coffeeone point i truly like working with them for is when i’m in the shower. I will put on a hair mask and simply because i have prolonged hair i get an invisibobble and tie my hair up in a rubbish-kind of hair bun so i can do the relaxation of my shower with the hair mask on. Consider carrying out that with a hair band on soaked hairi started applying invisibobbles when they initial arrived out, and they were being quite costly, as opposed to now in which they are genuinely a wonderful cost.I are not able to say it doesn’t do what it suggests as i can place my hair up and enable it down afterwards and theres no ‘dents’ in it like there is with typical bobbles. Even so, acquiring read some hyped up assessments about this products i was expecting a lot more, i uncover it quite really hard to essentially be ready to tie my hair up in a ‘tight’ ponytail with this bobble, theres always a piece that finishes up unfastened and it can take many attempts, and i dont really like how it feels when i put it up in a pony as it feels rather free and like its not keeping the hair back again (it holds it effectively but i come across it unpleasant). I am not certain why that is maybe its simply because i have thick hair. The only hairstyle i make employing this bobble is a loose messy bun for all-around the property.What a wonderful product or service, so straightforward but works excellent in my lengthy curly hair, under no circumstances receives stuck, just the reverse slides out without having a tug, like a good deal and recommed.I adore the value and the quantity for it, so as the good quality. These hair ring and bracelet are so fantastic,it holds my hair all working day with no me require to do it yet again and do not leave a curly marks or any marks on my hair right after i just take it out.I genuinely like these bobbles. I have very good mid length hair and find that some elastic bobbles can slip through the working day but the invisibobble stays exactly where i put it. When i wear my hair in a ponytail, it spreads the hair out a little building it appear thicker which is truly good. My daughter has extremely long thick hair and these maintain her hair correctly as well so i would very recommend these bobbles for any hair types.I initially purchased my pack of invi-bobbles in september 2014, i made use of just one of these bobbles until eventually the finish of august, when it eventually gave way and snapped, when the bobble is not in my hair, it is all over my wrist. These have not got trapped in my hair when i consider and consider it out contrary to other hairbands and do not give me a headache. I am now onto the following bobble, which ideally will last as lengthy as my first.No extra ripping your hair out by the roots. Outstanding for not pulling your hair out, not leaving strains and so on. I applied these a whole lot when i had extended hair. You can use a few spread up your ponytail to give a type of plaited glance. Just use like conventional bands and many others. 1 tip – if they develop out of shape just warm them up. Either with a hairdryer or pretty sizzling water. They before long curl up into limited coils once again. I have them in quite a few colours.It is really alright, but not the products revolution they are generating it out to be. Purchased these as an choice to the regular elastic bobbles. As a instructor, i continue to keep my hair tied again all functioning day for anxiety of the dreaded headlice, and i constantly experienced the ponytail kink which expected good quality time with my straighteners to fix. This appeared to like a fantastic remedy. They go on truly very easily and develop nicely. I have very coarse hair which hates being washed in the difficult h2o which we have in this space, and punishes me by becoming frizzy and uncontrollable for the 1st 24 hrs soon after washing. The invisibobble held it out of my confront, but i was incredibly mindful that as the hrs went by, it was slipping and getting rid of its tightness. You are unable to grab it and slide it back versus your head to tighten it either, since the coils grip it wherever they are. When you just take them out (they appear out fairly conveniently), they search like they’ve been stretched, but like other reviewers have claimed, they will ping back into their standard proportions overnight.Incredibly delighted with this merchandise. My daughter has very prolonged and thick hair and normal tie-ups will not typically maintain pretty effectively. The invisibobble holds her hair beautifully and won’t go out of form. Fantastic product would propose.Quick to use does depart a slight mark but not as negative as typical holders.last_img read more

Tooble.tv: 5 High School Students Stick It to the Man with Online Video Downloader

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… So, Sony BMG doesn’t want you to embed that AC/DC concert footage in your blog or grab the audio from that footage as an MP3? They’d probably have a fit if if you stored that footage as an MP4 on your computer and distributed it wherever you liked or – worse yet – remixed it to your heart’s content.Thanks to Tooble.tv, a fascinating tool that plays footsie with all kinds of copyright law, you can do all of the above and more. Only high school students would have the audacity (or sheer naivete) to pull off a stunt like this.That’s right: Tooble was developed by five high school students in Wallingford, Connecticut. We applaud their ingenuity and hope for their continued success, but we are rightfully concerned about the potential uses and the future of this product.Tooble runs as a desktop app. It makes downloading online video and converting it to MP4 files as simple as cutting and pasting a URL. The app also allows for conversion of audio tracks in the videos to stand-alone MP3s. The free version of the software runs on Mac and Windows and allows for YouTube downloads; the Pro version, priced for impulse purchases at around $6, works for a multitude of video-hosting sites.Users can search for videos or browse through the prescribed YouTube categories in the free version of the software.To test the app, we downloaded an embedding-disabled video of Johnny Cash’s The Wall, a song that details a prison experience we hope the creators and users of Tooble won’t have to replicate. Grabbing the MP4 took about a minute. We were able to open the file in our video editor and play around with it a bit. After our remixing was done, we were moreover able to upload our creation to Vimeo: Related Posts jolie odell Tags:#start#startups We’re hard pressed to think of more than a handful of legal use cases for this software. Much like P2P or BitTorrent software, this app creates a maelstrom of legal and moral questions. And calling to mind the sufferings of the Pirate Bay team and Napster, we wonder what’s in store for the kids who created Tooble.What do you think? As much fun as it is to grab others’ videos, do you think users have a legal right to be able to store, remix, and redistribute online video and audio content created by others? Is Tooble.tv essentially software that encourages and enables illegal behavior? Let us know in the comments. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

5 Effective DIY Dolly Hacks

first_imgSave money with these DIY camera dolly hacks!Dolly shots have become increasingly popular with indie and low budget filmmakers over the last few years, as more and more affordable options have been hitting the market. However, you may be on a shoestring budget and looking to create the same slick dolly shots. This is where DIY equipment comes in handy.I have a love/hate relationship with DIY equipment. It’s usually pretty cheap and fun to build, and can also be a pain to work with. So before we look at the following hacks just keep in mind that a “hacked” dolly doesn’t compare to the real thing. Renting is also a good option and may save you a lot of frustration later on.If renting or borrowing isn’t in the cards, check out the quick-fix hacks in the video above, presented by Film Riot. These hacks show us how a little creativity on-set can create some very captivating results. These hacks include:Using a CarA Rolling ChairA WheelchairSliding Cardboard Across CarpetHolding a TripodIf you want to create more DIY equipment check out our DIY sliders post.This video was first shared on Film Riot’s YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing guys!Have any dolly tips? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Excellence is Raising Your Standards

first_imgWhen I was in Catholic grade school, the grades we received were different than the grades in public schools. Instead of getting an A, B, or C, we were given Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, or Poor. In addition to those grades, we were also given a number grade that indicated our effort. The effort score of 1 meant you gave 100%, while the score of 4 meant you did nothing.I never got in trouble for getting a Good, the equivalent of a C in public schools. I got in trouble for getting a C4. In my house, it wasn’t the C that would get you in trouble, it was the 4. The fact that you could get a C without lifting a finger meant that you were capable of better and only received the low grade because you didn’t put forth the effort. Even when I received an A, I did so with the accompanying effort score of 2 or 3.Excellent results are better than great results. Great results are better than good results. There is no reason to write about anything less than good results, because anything less isn’t worth pursuing. The difference between excellent and great is the standard you set for yourself—and your team, if you are a leader.If the standard you set for yourself is to be good, your effort will match that standard. If you want to do good work, have good relationships, be in good health, and make a good living, your effort will match that outcome, likely a 3 or 4. If you want these areas of your life to be great, you will have to increase your effort level to something closer to 2. But in the areas where you want to be excellent—or even exceptional—your effort level is going to have to be a 1, the maximum effort, the best you have to give.For some of us, it will seem unfair that others can produce excellent or exceptional results with less effort. Each of us are born with different gifts and different deficiencies. But while some people produce excellent results in some area without a great deal of effort, they often struggle in others, areas where other people have an easier time producing excellent results.All of this is to remind you of what you already know: If you want a better result in some area of your life, the way to produce that results is to raise your standard, and that means increasing your effort. What standard do you need to raise? What does your effort need to be to produce that outcome? Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Caron Butler remains close to the game even after a year out of the NBA

first_imgE.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Old habits die hard and Caron Butler knows that well.One year removed from the NBA, but he still can’t shake off his straw-chewing routine.ADVERTISEMENT Role players save Arellano in 2OT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Butler, a journeyman who played for nine NBA teams in his 14-year career, has also become a willing mentor for the up-and-comers.“I’m working while also staying connected to the game of basketball, talking and educating while also seeing some of my young guys that still need that guidance that even when I’m not in the locker room, I could come from a different objective and different place where I could give valuable pieces of information to them,” he said.Butler is encouraging players to be more vocal about their advocacies and take the opportunity that basketball provides to be a positive influence to their thousands of fans, especially in the age where it’s easy to connect to everyone through social media.“I think it’s great when you see athletes outside of what they’re considered to be. Whenever you have a talent, you want them to stay in that bubble as that talent. All you want to see them do is play basketball or play football. People are human beings, they have feelings. It’s good to see athletes use their platform and following to educate to the best of their knowledge and talk about things that is a problem. I want to see more of it,” he said.“The only thing I say is you’re an athlete and you do that, educate yourself on what you’re talking about. If you want to go out there and be vocal, be sure that you’re educated enough to talk about these things and answer the questions.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten my hand on some straw since I landed. But I’m gonna drop at the nearest McDonald’s and get some straw, the red, yellow, and white one. You’ll see that in my mouth,” Butler playfully shared on Thursday as he met the press at NBA Store in Trinoma.But don’t get distracted with what he’s chewing, but rather focus on what he’s saying as the 37-year-oldpost-basketball career as an ambassador for the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m doing a lot of things, which is coming out and using my platform to inspire and tell the story of the game of basketball from my eyes and what I’ve seen. I’ve also been staying busy doing case studies and enrolling in the University of Harvard while being a father of four girls. That keeps me busy,” he said.Being a basketball ambassador has also allowed Butler to venture into new things that are still close to the game like doing color commentary for the league’s broadcast. MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Caron Butler remains close to the game a year out of the NBA57 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 View commentslast_img read more

Simmons helps 76ers beat Rockets

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion UP NEXT76ers: Host the Hawks on Wednesday night.Rockets: Visit the Knicks on Wednesday night. LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. James Harden scored 29 points and Gordon had 25.Philadelphia led by as many as 14 points and entered the fourth quarter up 92-80. Houston’s reserves rallied without Harden to cut the lead to five early in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEmbiid, who played through a right hand contusion, gave Houston’s defense fits when he got the ball and was disruptive in the paint on the defensive end. Backup point guard T.J. McConnell frequently pressured Harden defensively for Philadelphia, adding 11 points and five assists off the bench.Philadelphia controlled the first quarter by putting up a season-high for points in a quarter, leading Houston 37-27 entering the second. The Rockets closed the gap in the second quarter, capped off by a fast-break dunk from Gordon following a steal off a bad pass from Simmons that cut Philadelphia’s lead to two points. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons dribbles upcourt during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Philadelphia won 115-107. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON—-Ben Simmons had 24 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and Joel Embiid added 22 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-107 win over the Houston Rockets on Monday night.After losing 105-104 on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Eric Gordon in Philadelphia on Oct. 18, the 76ers snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Rockets, winning in Houston for the first time since Feb. 16, 2011.The Rockets missed nine of their last 10 shots, scoring just four points in the final 3:28 and dropped consecutive games for the first time this season.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The 76ers led 58-56 at halftime.The Rockets were able to overcome an off shooting night by overwhelming Philadelphia at the free-throw line where they made 28 of 38 attempts, compared to just 17 of 24 for the 76ers.Former Rockets forward Robert Covington had four steals for the 76ers, adding five points and eight rebounds in 34 minutes.TIP-INS76ers: SG JJ Redick missed his third straight game with lower back tightness. … PG Markelle Fultz (shoulder) missed his fourth straight game. Fultz is out indefinitely and will be reevaluated in three weeks, the 76ers said Sunday.Rockets: Nene entered the game questionable with left Achilles soreness but played 10 minutes in the game, getting seven points, three rebounds and a block off the bench. . After shooting 17-for-35 (48.5 percent) in a three-game road trip, PF Ryan Anderson shot 2-for-9 from beyond the arc.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Tiger Woods to return in the Bahamas Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Ian Sangalang hopes Avengers won’t ruin possible Sunday endgame

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Paul Lee confident shoulder won’t sideline him in Game 6 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia’s biggest weapon against San Miguel’s imposing cornerstone couldn’t help but admit that Friday night’s fracas got into the Hotshots’ heads.“The game stopped. We were knocked out of focus,” Ian Sangalang said of the incident in Game 5 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals that added to what was an already whirlwind contest featuring the Hotshots and the Beermen.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentscenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We don’t have that much of players left. I had five fouls along with Rodney,” he explained. “We just remained positive.”Sangalang finished with another double-double (18 points and 14 rebounds) in Game 5.The Hotshots big man, who was then going home with a 3-2 lead, a psychological edge under his belt, and the idea of a sound sleep awaiting him, poked fun at the incident.“I just hope the Avengers won’t be storming the court on Sunday,” he said.“Maybe Thanos is already there.”ADVERTISEMENT A man donning a “Spider-Man” costume holding a sign that read “Vote! Love!” stormed onto center court, hitting San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo and stopping the game which Magnolia was in control of, 84-76.The incident, which lasted for a few minutes, seemed to have afforded the Beermen a boost. The four-time champions rallied back and managed to knot the game at 86 on Terrence Romeo’s triple.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Good thing we won,” said Sangalang, who had been a steady hand for Magnolia all through out the series.“Maybe you could say we’re a bit lucky that (Mark Barroca) made the last shot, that we’re able to figure out what to do. If we went to over time, the odds for us would be slim,” he shared. LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more