Johnson, Roberson combine to replace Grant’s minutes

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Despite Syracuse’s busy frontcourt, freshmen B.J. Johnson and Tyler Roberson were already expected to receive some notable minutes.But with sophomore Jerami Grant relegated to street clothes on the sideline for a reason head coach Jim Boeheim opted not to disclose, Johnson and Roberson were thrown into an even bigger role in their college debuts.But Johnson made one mistake that Boeheim didn’t forget about during his postgame press conference.“I don’t think, in Pennsylvania, they have those markings on the court,” Boeheim said, referring to out-of-bounds lines. “You have to stay in there. I’m not sure he quite has got that. But I think he does now.”Aside from stepping out of bounds in the process of making a 3-pointer, Johnson filled in admirably for Grant in No. 8 Syracuse’s (1-0) season opener — an 82-60 win over Cornell (0-1). Boeheim said Grant will play in SU’s game against Fordham on Tuesday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJohnson scored seven points in 12 minutes. Roberson, in 14 minutes on the floor, scored just four points but made his presence felt on defense and on the boards. Roberson hit a pair of jumpers — one in each half.At the end of the first half, Roberson was part of a defensive effort in the key to thwart a last-second shot attempt by Cornell’s Deion Giddens.Collectively, the two freshmen shot 5-of-11 from the floor.“I wasn’t hitting shots early,” Johnson said, “but I think I played solid defense and that kept me on the floor.”Midway through the first half, the Orange turned on its full-court press. Cornell point guard Robert Hatter eluded SU and snuck his way downcourt. He hauled in a long pass and elevated to finish at the rim, but Johnson retreated in time to record one of his two blocks on the night.Not long after, Johnson added a bucket from the inside to place the Orange ahead by a point. Late in the game, he found his shooting stroke, connecting on a step-back jumper and a 3.“I thought, off the bench, they gave us a little bit of a spark,” SU point guard Tyler Ennis said. “I think we’re going to need them throughout the season, so everybody’s got to keep their confidence up and move onto the next game.” Comments Published on November 9, 2013 at 3:47 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

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Wisconsin finishes off cross-state rival

first_imgWith 54 points, senior Brooke Ammerman has helped direct a powerful Wisconsin offense.[/media-credit]In its first time back home since November, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team continued to dominate opponents by sweeping Minnesota-Duluth.The top ranked Badgers (22-2-2) beat the Bulldogs (12-11-1) in overtime Saturday afternoon in a hard fought 4-3 victory. UW was able to shut out Minnesota-Duluth Friday in game won by a score of 2-0.Senior forward Brooke Ammerman gave the Badgers their winning goal just 44 seconds into the overtime period. Ammerman scored on a backhanded shot into an open net after a shot by junior forward Brianna Decker rebounded her way.“Decker made a nice shot on net, and I was able to sneak the puck in,” Ammerman said. “To be able to win a game like that and come home, it is really fun.”Both Ammerman and Decker had two goals in Saturday’s game, with one and two assists respectively.The duo – along with senior forward Carolyne Prevost, who had three assists on the night – continues to dominate play as a line. While the Badgers gave up a goal just nine seconds into the game, they were able to fight back and tie the game up. At 6:44 in the first period, Decker scored from inside the right circle to make the score 1-1, with assists going to Prevost and Ammerman.“We don’t like to start a game letting in a goal, but again it is a chance to see how you respond,” Head Coach Mark Johnson said. “I thought we responded well off the goal. … Overall it was a pretty good effort, and I am certainly pleased with the victory.”The Badgers took the lead off a pair of power play goals in the second period. Decker again got one past Duluth’s goaltender Jennifer Harss, this time on a perfectly executed give-and-go with Prevost at the 13-minute mark. Ammerman made it a 3-1 lead just 2:03 later as the puck slipped between Harss’ legs.Duluth didn’t let up and scored a goal of its own 32 seconds later on a shot that sailed past Wisconsin’s sophomore goalie Alex Rigsby. Duluth tied it up, 3-3, in the third period, sending the game into overtime.Wisconsin posted 31 shots on the night compared to the Bulldogs’ 25.“We ended up sneaking a lot in today; not as many shots as we usually get, but when you play Duluth it is always a transition game and a lot of the time the game is played in the neutral zone,” Decker said. “Not as many shots as we would like, but at least we got some in.”Game one of the series was a much different story as the Badgers were able to shut out the Bulldogs in their 2-0 victory, but it wasn’t their best performance.“It was a game that never really got any flow to it or rhythm,” said Johnson. “Little things that can make a big difference in a game we didn’t do well, but the most important thing is winning the game.”Wisconsin’s first goal came from junior forward Alev Kelter off a slap shot in the right circle at 2:56 in the second period; her first goal of the season. Sophomore Madison Packer put away the second goal just two minutes later on a backhanded shot inside the slot. While previously a defenseman for the Badgers, Kelter has shown significant success up front.“I was just coming off the bench so I was right there,” Kelter said. “To jump up in the play is something that usually happens a lot as a defenseman, so just to have a forward role is pretty exciting.”While a successful night, UW was outshot by the Bulldogs 36-23. Rigsby had 36 saves in the game and 58 in the series to help give the Badgers the win.Up next, Wisconsin will continue its home stretch facing Bemidji State Friday and Saturday at the Kohl Center.last_img read more

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Bahamas seeking to lure foreign investors

first_imgBahamas seeking to lure foreign investors The Bahamas government has defended legislation which it says is intended to attract businesses not yet operating in Grand Bahamas and create more opportunities for Grand Bahamians.Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Grand Bahama, Kwasi Thompson, said the Commercial Enterprise and the Grand Bahama (Port Area) Extension of Tax Exemptions Bills are needed to strengthen the economy of Grand Bahama.Exactly what Grand Bahamas needs “The Commercial Enterprise Bill is exactly what Grand Bahama needs to boost our economy and create more opportunities for Grand Bahamians,” he said, adding it is designed to attract businesses not already operating here including those in international trade, captive insurance, technology and data warehousing.Tourism isn’t enoughHe said tourism alone is not enough and that the commercial environment must be made more attractive for these types of businesses to come to Grand Bahama.“We in Grand Bahama have been talking about being the leader in technology, arbitration, maritime trade, and captive insurance, and this Bill, for the first time provides an attractive package for businesses that are not here to come and provide opportunities for Bahamians.”Thompson said that the government intends to make Grand Bahama a technology hub, and the legislation, which was recommended at the recent Technology Summit, makes it easier for technology businesses to come and do business and bring their specially-skilled persons who can train Bahamians.last_img read more

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Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs discusses the future of art in northeast Michigan

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, MICH — The Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs made a visit to Alpena today to discuss the future of the arts on the sunrise side.The group brainstormed ways to further arts appreciation in the community, and how to keep young people engaged. Director of the council, Alison Watson, says the organization has to overcome two main challenges to help them better serve the community.“I think it’s two prongs, right? One is making sure that we’re providing funding for arts and cultural based organizations so they can continue the work that they do, and the other piece is that messaging. That the arts and culture is not for a certain type of person, a certain group of people: that it’s everybody. That we all connected and engage in this creative process, and that culture is just an everyday piece of our lives.”Executive Director of Art in the Loft, Justin Christensen – Cooper, says with the help of the Arts Council, he expects more diversity and youth engagement to consume the arts in northeast Michigan.“So a couple things that I really saw [today] were just the impact that we can get with our youth. How can we get the youth involved in our arts programming, how can we tap into that generation to make sure that really the arts are in good hands after we’re long and done with our jobs and so we can keep going on with places like Thunder Bay Theatre and Art in the Loft, things like that? And also just the inclusion of diversity as well. We need to have those marginalized groups incorporated in what we’re doing, and I think Alpena strives for that, and wants that, and needs that, and I think that all happens through arts organizations such as ourselves or state agencies like MCACA. “AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Art, Art in the Loft, Arts, CULTURAL AFFAIRS, CULTURE, MCACAContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena and Rogers City advance to FIRST Robotics state championship tomorrowNext Photo of the Day for Tuesday, April 9last_img read more

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander offers tantalizing preview of Clippers’ future

first_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates “Yeah, it was great,” Rivers said of Gilgeous-Alexander’s big game. “He was aggressive. He was attacking. That’s what we needed him to do. They’re playing off of him, and instead of just standing there and being a spot-up shooter, he actually decided to make plays tonight.“So that’s what we like; we need him to keep doing that.” Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum The Clippers, of course, hope to attract a big-name free agent (or two) this summer to join the core that surprised most by making the playoffs this season.So although the Warriors pushed the Clippers to the brink of first-round elimination with Sunday’s win, the real news flash was Gilgeous-Alexander’s breakout effort.“I seen Shai come out and impose his will early,” said Warriors superstar forward Kevin Durant, who, for what it’s worth, is expected to opt out of his contract with Golden State and test free agency again this summer.Durant had a clear view of the Clippers’ 20-year-old point guard as he tallied a career-high and a Clippers rookie playoff record with 25 points.And he did it with the competitive fire that Rivers demanded after watching his starting point guard hesitate too often with the defense focused on Shamet and Danilo Gallinari in the previous three games, when Gilgeous-Alexander shot 32 percent and averaged nine attempts. “I’m glad he responded to the way he played in the last game,” Lou Williams said. “That’s the way we’re going to need him to play going forward.”“I’ve seen the work since training camp,” Patrick Beverley said of the mild-mannered but tough-willed Canadian. “Before he even stepped into training camp, I watched film of him with my best friends (and thought), ‘Hey, man, this kid is going to be special.’“You see the grind throughout the year, and he embraces it. He loves the grind. Whether it’s up or down, coaches (are) on him like they’re supposed to be. Sam Cassell, Doc, (they’re) on him, on him. He never folds. Very poised, cool under pressure.”Gilgeous-Alexander and the Clippers will try to stave off elimination in Game 5 on Wednesday when they return to Oracle Arena, where last week they made NBA playoff history by rallying from a 31-point deficit to win – a comeback that was capped by Gilgeous-Alexander’s coolly delivered assist to Shamet for the go-ahead 3-pointer with 16.5 seconds left.“For a rookie to come in and attack with confidence the way he did, that shows you what he’s about,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of Gilgeous-Alexander after Game 4. “He’s got a great future.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Gilgeous-Alexander, who stands 6-foot-6, shot 9 for 15 on Sunday, and 3 for 5 from deep. He made all four of his free-throw attempts and tallied two rebounds, two assists and two turnovers (he’s had just four total in the series).And, having studied up to determine his best course of attack, he dug deep into his bag of moves to do it, using his 7-foot wingspan for tough finishes at the rim or connecting on shots from mid-range and much deeper.“Shai did what Shai does,” Shamet said.The Clippers’ veterans voiced their appreciation for Gilgeous-Alexander’s effort – both Sunday and this season.Related Articles PreviousShai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives against Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets during the first half at Staples Center on April 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, shoots as Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut defends during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, shoots as Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant defends during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, is hit by Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut as he shoots during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, tries to grab the ball from Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the second half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, strips the ball away from Utah Jazz guard Grayson Allen during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 143-137 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) passes the ball away from Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, is defended by Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, center, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Moritz Wagner, left, and center JaVale McGee defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander saves an outbound ball against Mike Muscala #31 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Staples Center on April 05, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)Clippers rookie guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and veteran guard Lou Williams share a laugh during a game earlier this season. The Clippers have eight players who are 24 or younger, including three starters. Then they’ve got six who are 30 or older, but the personalities all seem to blend well. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Los Angeles Clippers drives against Austin Rivers #25 of the Houston Rockets during the first half at Staples Center on April 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives against Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets during the first half at Staples Center on April 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, shoots as Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut defends during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 12Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, shoots as Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut defends during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The question was about “the kids” and how their impressive play in Sunday’s 113-105 loss to the Golden State Warriors might benefit them in the long run.Wilson Chandler’s answer was about what it might mean for the Clippers organization in the next few months.“Those guys handled the situation very well, playing up to the competition as rookies,” the forward said about the Clippers’ freshman class of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jerome Robinson and Landry Shamet.“It’s amazing. Next year, they’ll come back more polished, more confident. I think too, when guys are looking at teams in free agency, you’ve got young guys who can step up and make plays in big games, in the playoffs. On top of it being L.A., playing for Doc (Rivers), that will be huge also when you have big free agents looking at teams.”last_img read more

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Atlético-Liverpool, in 11 numbers

first_img-5 undefeated matches chained Liverpool in the Champions League, with four wins and one draw.-6 European Cup titles have won Liverpool throughout its history, in 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005 and 2019; the last one precisely at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium.-7 defeats have suffered Liverpool in his last 13 trips outside Anfield in European competitions.-8 goals against Liverpool has fit into the group stage of the tournament (three from Naples, three from Salzburg and two from Genk) for the five that Atlético has received: three from Juventus and two from Bayer Leverkusen, although only two of them in their stadium.-9 wins has won Liverpool in his 12 most recent matches in European tournaments, with two draws and only one defeat.-10 points added Atlético, second of his group, in the first phase of the tournament, with three wins (2-0 and 0-2 with Lokomotiv Moscow and 1-0 against Bayer Leverkusen), a draw (2-2 with Juventus) and two losses (1-0 with the Italian club and 2-1 with the German), while Liverpool, leader of his quartet, achieved 13 points, since he won four duels (4-3 and 0-2 to Salzburg and 1-4 and 2-1 to Genk), equaled one (1 -1 with Naples) and lost another: 2-0 in Italy.-11 Atletico Madrid players have been reprimanded in this edition of the Champions League (Correa, Diego Costa, Hermoso, Héctor Herrera, Lodi, Felipe, Morata, Saúl, Oblak, Thomas and Koke), but none is aware of a penalty for the return. Liverpool does have a player at risk of penalty: Andrew Robertson. –1 goal by Diego Forlán in the 9th minute he signed the local victory in the last Atlético de Madrid-Liverpool, corresponding to the semifinals of the Europa League 2009-10 and played on April 22, 2010 at the Vicente Calderón stadium.–2 goals scored both Alvaro Morata and Joao Félix in this edition of the Champions League. They are the two top scorers of the team in the tournament. The Portuguese is low due to injury this Tuesday.–3 goals in the last three games Mohamed Salah has achieved, which is also the best in that sense of his team in the current Champions League, with four goals in the six duels of the group stage.-4 games have faced Atlético de Madrid and Liverpool throughout their history, with a 1-0 red and white win, two draws to one and a 2-1 loss, Although the game lost in Anfield, with a goal from the Uruguayan Diego Forlán in extra time, it was like a victory for the Madrid team, because it was enough to advance to the final of the 2009-10 European League that then won the Fulham 2-1 . Atletico Madrid receives Liverpool on Tuesday, in the Wanda Metropolitano, in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League. Thus the shock can be summarized in 11 numbers.last_img read more

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Charlie take early lead in Group E

first_imgCharlie Smith jumped into the early lead in Group E of the FLOW-ISSA Manning Cup competition after scoring a 4-0 win over Clan Carthy at the Tony Spaulding Sports Complex yesterday.Tyrick Reid led the way for the former champions with a goal in each half, while Zemario, Sinclair and Omario Fisher netted the other goals for the Jerome Waite-coached team.Reid, who scored with the last kick of the first half, scored again six minutes into the second half to take his tally to three for the season, following his opener in their 2-1 win over Mona High in their first match on Monday. The midfielder is hoping his goals can continue to push the Arnett Gardens based school all the way this season.”My goals were very important today, I scored right at half time and score the other just after the break. I feel very good about the performance.NOT IMPRESSED”It means a lot to me to know that my goals can push the team forward, and I look to do the same in upcoming games. We are going for the Manning Cup and the Super Cup and we will be trying our best,” he told The Gleaner.Although happy for the points, Charlie Smith’s coach, Waite, was still far from impressed with his team’s performance.”It was a little lacklustre, but in the end, we got four goals. It’s a young team and we are still struggling, but we are going to see how we can get them focused and see how far we can go. It’s a lot of room for improvement in all areas, but they are doing what they can manage. We now have to focus on the next game against Waterford,” he said.In the group’s other game, Holy Trinity stopped Mona 4-0 with double strikes from Jabari Lawrence and Shai Smith. Charlie Smith lead the group with six points, followed by Waterford and Mona with three and Mona on none.In other games, St George’s beat Tivoli 2-0, Greater Portmore outscored Tarrant 4-3, Kingston Technical beat Edith Dalton James 2-1, while St Andrew Technical and Eltham drew 0-0.last_img read more

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France advances to World Cup final, beats Belgium 1-0

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments LATEST STORIES Two years ago at home, the French surprisingly lost to Portugal 1-0 in the Euro 2016 title match. In 2006, they were beaten in a penalty shootout by Italy in a World Cup final that was overshadowed by Zidane headbutting opposing player Marco Materazzi in the chest in extra time. Zidane was sent off in what was his final match.In a tournament dominated by goals from set pieces, France’s took the lead from a corner. Antoine Griezmann curled in the ball from the right and Umtiti got in front of tall Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini to knock in his header at the near post.Up in the corporate seats, French President Emmanuel Macron reacted to the goal by shaking the hand of King Philippe of Belgium as FIFA president Gianni Infantino watched on between them.The goal capped an impressive display by Umtiti, who helped to shut out the most productive attack in the World Cup with 14 goals, and meant three defenders have now scored on France’s route to the final. Benjamin Pavard and Raphael Varane scored in previous matches.In search of the equalizer, Belgium repeatedly sent over crosses from both wings but Umtiti and Varane, both center backs, used their bodies cleverly to hold off Fellaini and Lukaku.ADVERTISEMENT 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 France coach Didier Deschamps has faced some criticism for being too pragmatic and functional despite having so many stars in his squad, but the organization of the team was superb and Belgium was largely restricted to only minor chances that were kept out by the flying Lloris.Deschamps now has the chance to become the third person to win the World Cup as a player and a coach, after Germany great Franz Beckenbauer and Brazil’s Mario Zagallo. As France captain, Deschamps won soccer’s most prized trophy in 1998.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team France’s Samuel Umtiti celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane’s headbutt in 2006.Twelve years after one of soccer’s most infamous moments, Samuel Umtiti used his head to score from a corner kick in the 51st minute and earn France a 1-0 victory over Belgium on Tuesday in the first of the all-European semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT The French players danced on the field after the final whistle and shook the hand of Thierry Henry, who helped Les Bleus win the World Cup in 1998 and is now Belgium’s assistant coach.France will face either Croatia or England in the final on Sunday in Moscow. Those two teams play in the other semifinal match on Wednesday, also in Moscow.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris produced a great save in each half, denying the potent Belgian attack of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku the chance to advance the country to its first major final. Belgium reached the quarterfinals at the 2014 World Cup and the European Championship in 2016 but has yet to fulfil its lofty expectations.The world now gets to see France’s luxury squad, collectively valued in excess of $1 billion and headlined by teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, in another major final. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs PSL: Foton ends 3-game skid with win over UP Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westlast_img read more

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Bandits creating havoc in Berbice

first_img… break into Mosque, Mandir, Church at Gay ParkBY ANDREW CARMICHAELBandits over the past few weeks have forcefully made their way into three religious buildings at Gay Park, East Bank Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and took away valuable pieces of electronic devices, among other items.The most recent incident occurred between Sunday night and Monday evening, at a Mosque at Gay Park. During that burglary, entry was made through an unsecured door. The perpetrator(s) climbed into the main part of the building which housed most of the valuable items belonging to the Mosque.Imam of the Mosque, Boyie Mohammed, told Guyana Times that members would normally visit the building during the evening period, and on Monday afternoon when they did, they noticed something amiss.“Things were not in place as we would have left them the previous night and when we looked for the amplifier that we would use to call the Azam with, it was gone. We started to look around and then we realised that there were other things missing. The prayer mats, speaker boxes which we bought recently at very exorbitant prices for the benefit of the Masjid; even that was gone.”The amplifier was secured in a grill cage and bolted onto the wall. The bolts were unscrewed and the amplifier taken.According to the Imam of the Providence/Gay Park Mosque, it is not the first time thieves broke into the building and stole items. Back in 2002, a generator valued at close to $1 million was stolen along with cooking utensils which were used for religious functions along with kitchen wear.A man who resides a few houses away was arrested and placed before the courts for the crime but the case was subsequently dismissed for want of evidence.“One time we would have bought material to do work on the Mosque and when we went back the next day all of the material gone. The surprising thing is that nobody knows anything; nobody sees anything. Nobody is willing to cooperate and this also happened at the Mandir that is close by and also with the Christian Church that is there… when you can go into a house of worship and steal, it means you have no fear of this world or fear of what will happen to you,” Muhammad added.Meanwhile, President of the Gay Park Mosque Feroz Jaffarally is appealing to the person/s who stole from the Mosque to return the items. He related to this publication that all of the items stolen are used by worshipers on a daily basis.last_img read more

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