Cavaliers didn’t want Warriors celebrating in Cleveland

first_imgMore Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ 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 “And you give us a day in between and we were ready to come out. Especially me, because that taste wouldn’t have been the same if we would have lost tonight and they would have celebrated on our home floor. So I’ll just leave that at that.”READ: Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs for 3-0 leadIrving hit 15-of-27 shots from the floor, going 7-of-12 from 3-point range to set the pace for a finals record 24 3-points on 45 attempts.But it was his extra motivation that caught the notice of James.“I didn’t hear it, but some of the other guys heard it and told me that they wanted to celebrate on our floor once again and they wanted to spray champagne in our locker rooms,” James said.ADVERTISEMENT Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Golden State still leads the best-of-seven title series 3-1 and can claim the trophy at home on Monday. But the loss snapped the Warriors’ NBA-record 15-game playoff win streak and denied them the league’s first unbeaten playoff run.READ: Cavs avoid elimination, overpower Warriors in Game 4FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“You hear some chatter going on throughout the Warriors locker room in terms of them trying to end it here, and it was another do-or-die game for us, and we had to leave it all out there,” Irving said.“It’s part of the game, I understand that. But we knew what we were faced with. Then you add some chatter in there, and that adds some extra motivation. Swing Out Sister back to PH this April MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “We got to find our edge and respond,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “So all that chatter and stuff is neither here nor there. It’s whatever you need to get yourself ready to play.”Green warned that extra motivation is little help at this stage.“Winning a championship is enough motivation. All the antics and stuff don’t really matter. That’s water under the bridge,” Green said. “If you need extra motivation to go close out in five, you’re screwed, because that won’t be enough motivation.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Warriors’ Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco READ: Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1“I think it came from Draymond (Green, a Warriors forward), which is OK, that’s Dray anyway.”James shrugged off unbeaten runs and celebration talk and just kept his mind on the moment.“I didn’t stress anything besides just live in the moment,” he said. “We have a great opportunity to give ourself another opportunity to keep going. We came out and this was as close to a 48-minute game as we played in the post-season. It was big for us.”Irving said he scans social media for such slights as premature celebration talk.READ: Warriors’ Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco “We’re in the finals. Everything is accessible. Social media is everywhere. It raises the bar, especially the attention that goes on with it,” Irving said.“So we see everything. I’ll be sitting up here lying saying that I didn’t see it. But I relish in that challenge. I know my teammates do as well. Definitely heard the chatter.”Curry said the Warriors will be ready to answer the Cavaliers raising their game.READ: LeBron’s legacy assured but Jordan’s might glow brighter Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) argues with Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) and Kevin Durant (35) during the second half of Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Cleveland, Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)Talk from the Golden State Warriors about popping champagne corks and celebrating an NBA title on Cleveland’s court for the second time in three seasons inspired Kyrie Irving to do something to prevent it.Irving scored 40 points and LeBron James added 31 with 11 assists and 10 rebounds to power the Cavaliers over Golden State 137-116 Friday, averting what would have been a historic win and NBA Finals sweep for the Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Why the celebration?

first_imgSatiricus was all fired up with excitement over the just-completed Phagwah festivities. As was their custom and practice – as Bungi would say – they’d retired to the Back Street Bar to relive their experiences. And look ahead to the next year. Phagwah was one of their favourite festivals since it gave them one more excuse to “live it up”!“I gotta tell you fellas,” started off Satiricus enthusiastically, as he signalled for another round, “Guyana has to be the best country in the world.”“I’m not going to fight you over that one, Sato,” said Hari. “But could you be a little more specific as to why you give us that honour?”“Budday, we just finish Mash last month,” Satiricus smiled widely. “Which makes us the only country in the world to throw a big sport for Republic Day!”“Yuh right, yuh know, Sato,” said Bungi, nodding his head vigorously. “All dem adda country a show aff dem weapon and t’ing!”“That’s right, Bungi!” said Satiricus, slapping the table. “Make love not war is our motto!!”“I’m not so sure about that,” said Hari doubtfully.“But that’s the point I’m making, Hari,” said Satiricus. “We love sport so much, we’re the only country to have two Phagwahs!”“That’s not true, Sato,” replied Hari. “India has two Phagwahs, also.”“Yes…but that is for different parts of the country!” said Satiricus knowledgeably. “In Guyana, the whole country gets to sport two Phagwahs!”Bungi, who’d been listening closely to the exchange, decided to butt in. “Suh wha’ mek abee a celebrate Phagwah?”His two friends looked at him in confusion. “You know we’re celebrating the destruction of evil,” explained Satiricus patiently. “Just like at Diwali!”“But befo’ abee celebrate, abee na gat fuh destrai evil fuss?” Bungi asked innocently.His friends looked at him with surprise as he continued. “An’ if abee wan’ fuh celebrate two time, da mean abee gat fuh destrai all two evil – Pee-an-See and KFC, na?!”last_img read more

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Heat beat Knicks in Dwyane Wade’s final Madison Square Garden game

first_imgSarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Dion Waiters scored 28 points, Wade added 16 and the Miami Heat beat the Knicks 100-92.“You love playing here. You hear about it,” said Wade, who stuck around after the final buzzer to take in the love from the crowd that serenade him with chants of ‘D-Wade! D-Wade!’ throughout the night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“When I played in college, I got the opportunity to play here, the Coaches vs Cancer Classic. It was just immediately, that feel, and the feel was there. Getting an opportunity to play (here) in the NBA has been special.”Wade had 17 points in leading Marquette past Villanova in that game on Nov. 15, 2002. Wade had back-to-back baskets in Miami’s 8-0 run to start the fourth quarter after the game was tied through three. He shot 6 for 16 and added seven rebounds in 27 minutes off the bench.Miami coach Erik Spoelstra thought of the old Heat-Knicks rivalry and found the pro-Miami crowd like something of the Twilight Zone.“To hear all the cheers and all the ‘Let’s Go Heat,’ it all feels strange but that is the impact of a Hall of Fame player and I am glad he is on our side,” Spoelstra said.Hassan Whiteside finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Heat, while Kelly Olynyk chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds. Goran Dragic had 10 points and 10 assists.The Heat have won six of their last eight games and hold a half-game lead over Orlando for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Knicks: Conclude their six-game homestand when they host the Chicago Bulls on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far TIP-INS:Heat: Wade averaged 23.6 points in 44 regular season games at Madison Square Garden.Knicks: Mitchell Robinson started at center and finished with nine points and 14 rebounds. Prior to the game, Knicks coach David Fizdale said he wanted to get a better look at the second-round pick from the 2018 draft over the last two weeks of the regular season.THANKING WADEWade’s tribute video included a warm message from Fizdale, who won two NBA titles as a Miami assistant coach from 2008-16.The Knicks coach recalled a game Wade won while both teams on the court couldn’t get anything “right.”But Wade found a way to put the Heat over Chicago in double overtime.“He stole the ball at the end of the game and made a running halfcourt shot to end the game. It was literally a bloodbath. I’ll never forget that night,” Fizdale recalled. “We’re battling like crazy. And somehow he figured out how to get us a win.”UP NEXTHeat: Visit the Boston Celtics on Monday for the first game of a home-and-home series. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs UAAP volleyball: Lady Bulldogs eliminate Lady Falcons from Final 4 race P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ MOST READ View comments Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) moves the ball against New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 30, 2019, in New York. The Heat won 100-92. (AP Photo/Nicole Sweet)NEW YORK — Dwyane Wade felt something special about Madison Square Garden since first stepping on its floor during his sophomore season in college.The 13-time All-Star bid farewell to the arena Saturday night by planting a kiss on the New York Knicks logo at center court.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 Emmanuel Mudiay scored 24 points for the Knicks, who have lost six straight and 14 of 15.The Knicks led 61-55 at the half but managed to score just 31 points over the last two quarters, shooting just 12 for 36 from the field, including 5 for 21 in the last period.New York, which has lost eight straight games at home, seemed like it was going to spoil Wade’s last visit to one of his favorite arenas.But he followed Whiteside’s basket with two of his own before Whiteside made two free throws to make it 87-79 with 9:29 to go.The three-time NBA champion received a nice hand from the Garden crowd when he walked to the scorer’s table for the first time midway through the first quarter. Wade was then greeted with a standing ovation when he checked into the game with 4:37 left in the period.“As a player, this is your last time and just want to enjoy it,” Wade added. “I know the fans stayed around and that was so cool, man, to be able to have that. You expect it at home maybe your last time but on the road you don’t expect that.”New York honored Wade’s 15-year career with a video tribute with 2:47 remaining in the opening period after a Miami timeout.Wade then drove to the basket for his first points of the night.“One of the top-5, if not top-3 best shooting guards to ever play this game,” Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. said.“Super competitor. Even better person. You got to salute everything he’s done and accomplished in this league.” LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Gor disown keeper punching steward

first_imgSpeaking when petitioning Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to review the punishment meted out on them following the melee that broke out during the top of the table clash club Secretary General, Chris Omondi claimed the bully steward is not their member.“As a club we are convinced he is not one of us because our stewards wear blue bibs with numbers on them but from our footage, the person who attacked the keeper was in a red bib.“We can’t say those who caused fracas were Gor fans because it’s difficult to define who is a real Gor fan. Wearing a Gor jersey doesn’t mean you are a fan and we believe there are people who were hired to harm the clubs’ image and our progress in retaining the title,” Omondi alleged.In delivering punishment for the acts of hooliganism that marred the otherwise thrilling encounter, FKF ordered Gor to reveal the identity of the steward or fan that attacked the keeper for the federation to take further action on the individual failure to which the club would bear the responsibility.Additionally, they were directed to play their remaining two matches behind closed doors and pay a Sh500,000 fine. Gor, who are leading Sofapaka by a point, declared they cannot afford to play without their loyal fans when they need them most, with Omondi stressing they will fight to see the ban is lifted.“Based on the facts and evidence the club has presented to FKF on what transpired in Machakos, we demand sanctions imposed on Gor to be reversed. If we are not successful, then we will appeal.“We cannot run away from there are some forces keen on spoiling our good game and from what we have gathered, the chaos were pre-planned and politics cannot be ruled out,” the Secretary General further charged.The club echoed FKF in asserting Machakos County Governor, Dr. Alfred Mutua had no jurisdiction to sanction them following his Monday proclamation proscribing them from using Kenyatta Stadium and surcharging them Sh10m for damages caused by a section of the Green Army,.“We will not pay and we don’t know how we owe them. There is nowhere Gor comes in; they had an agreement with Sofapaka. We were just visitors. We believe FKF exist to promote soccer in the county so when they fine a community club that is on its knees financially and ban its fans where do we get our revenue from? Instead they are crippling us,” the secretary general decried.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, October 29 – The mystery of the steward who attacked Sofapaka custodian David Okello during the ill-tempered clash with champions Gor Mahia deepened after K’Ogalo disowned him on Wednesday.The man wearing a red bib was caught on live television assaulting Okello after he held on to the ball moments after midfielder Geoffrey Kizito scored Gor’s second to reduce the deficit to one forcing referee Nasur Doka to stop the match for over ten minutes. last_img read more

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Federal government proposes to halve pipeline spill emergency fund

first_img“This is not a reduction in the size of financial requirements,” Danica Vaillancourt said in an email. “In fact, these regulations would impose new financial requirements to ensure pipeline companies are financially prepared to cover the costs related to an incident.”Chris Bloomer, president and chief executive of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, said the new pipeline act’s requirement for proof of a company’s financial strength is supported by industry.“The updated percentage more accurately reflects the ready cash required to initiate response, and in no way reduces the ultimate liability of operating companies,” he said in an email.We need to take a look at all of the data out there and make sure we have a complete pictureAdvertisement CALGARY, A.B. — The federal government is reducing the size of a proposed emergency fund that pipeline operators would be required to have on hand to deal with short-term costs of incidents such as spills.Natural Resources Canada says that the fund proposed under the new Pipeline Safety Act would bring down the minimum amount of “readily available” money to at least five percent of a company’s liability. The amount is a reduction from the 10 percent originally proposed when consultations began on the act more than a year ago.If adopted, regulations would require a large company with capacity to transport at least 250,000 barrels of oil per day to demonstrate it can cover cleanup bills of $1 billion. The “readily available” fund requirement at five per cent would thus be $50 million. No such fund was required under previous pipeline rules.- Advertisement -The federal department said the reduction, which was published as part of draft regulations last Saturday in the Canada Gazette, would be sufficient based on the costs of previous pipeline spills. It cited the two largest spills in Canada between 2007 and 2014 that cost $137 million and $42 million, respectively, to clean up.However, Daniel Cayley-Daoust with the Council of Canadians says the department should also consider damage from spills outside of Canada, pointing out that Calgary-based Enbridge has estimated it will cost US$1.2 billion to clean up a 2010 pipeline oil spill into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan.A spokesperson for Natural Resources Canada said it’s not the case that financial safeguards are being weakened because the proposed fund would be in addition to current requirements pipeline companies face.Advertisement Spokesmen for TransCanada and Enbridge said the large pipeline companies have more than enough financial strength to satisfy the proposed regulations at either percentage.The proposed regulations would require smaller oil pipeline companies to cover an absolute liability of either $200 million or $300 million, depending on the size of their pipeline network.The absolute liability limit is the sum for which the pipeline company is responsible regardless of the cause of the incident. It’s designed to ensure cleanup proceeds as quickly as possible without delays caused by wrangling over who will pay for what.The regulations are in a 30-day discussion period. They are expected to be finalized and implemented early next year.last_img read more

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School District 60 prepared for short-term challenges from BCTF, Ministry of Education agreement

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 is prepared for the short-term challenges stemming from the agreement between the BCTF and B.C. government this past weekend.Back on November 10, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on the deletion of certain BCPSEA-BCTF Provincial Collective Agreement provisions by the Education Improvement Act. The court ruled that the deleted provisions would be restored. The result of the ruling also saw negotiations begin between the BCTF and the Ministry of Education.School District 60 Superintendent, Dave Sloan, says that the agreement will help create many positions and their main focus will be on recruitment and retention of staff.“Challenges going forward will certainly be retaining our quality staff and recruiting the personnel needed to fill the subsequent vacancies that are created.”- Advertisement -Sloan said that while this agreement may present some short-term challenges, the benefits will show in the long run. He also stated that right now, they have everyone qualified to work, working.School District 60 also applauded the announcement that the Government of B.C. will be investing $2 million into recruitment and retention of teachers in the rural areas of B.C.Advertisement “The district welcomes any and all additional supports made available to encourage recruitment of teachers to northern and rural areas. Retaining and recruiting quality staff continues to be one of SD 60’s top priorities, and it is encouraging to see the government acknowledge this need with supports such as this announcement.”last_img read more

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MUST SEE for Chelsea fans – Incredible team goal in UEFA Youth League

first_imgChelsea will be looking to kick their Champions League campaign off with victory over Schalke on Wednesday night, but if the Blues are seeking inspiration, then they should look no further than their youth ranks.The club’s youngsters began their own European campaign – UEFA’s Youth League – with a comprehensive 4-1 win over Schalke. One goal however, stood out from the rest as the highly-rated Ruben Loftus-Cheek turned defence into attack before Dom Solanke finished in style.Take a look above and let us know what you think below…last_img

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Mayor of Philadelphia, John Street, gets an iPhone after 15-hour wait

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mayor John F. Street was among the first to get a coveted iPhone on Friday, waiting in line, on and off, for almost 15 hours and forced to defend the effort when a passer-by asked about the city’s skyrocketing homicide rate. Street, who said he had been waiting in line outside a downtown AT&T store since 3:30 a.m., was among the first group to enter the store when the high-tech device officially went on sale at 6 p.m. He paid for his new phone with a credit card amid a scrum of media. “It was worth the wait,” Street said. “I’m a gadget guy.” The mayor said he was excited to get the phone. “If it works as good as it looks …,” he said, his voice trailing off. When he left the store, Street held the phone above his head to the cheers of about 100 people still in line. He then headed home to activate the phone. The mayor said the iPhone replaces a top-of-the-line BlackBerry phone he purchased just three months ago. Street’s wait on the sidewalk outside the storewas anything but uneventful. He wore large Bose headphones hooked up to an iPod Nano — one of three iPods he owns — around his neck while seated on a lawn chair. He left his spot around 11:30 a.m., soon after a 22-year-old man sporting a Mohawk asked him, “How can you sit here with 200 murders in the city already?” The mayor replied: “I’m doing my job.” Street had planned to stay in line for most of the day, waiting for the cell phones to go on sale, though he said he would to step out to make some appearances. He returned to his spot briefly around 2 p.m., then again about 4 p.m. He spent the last hour walking up and down the line talking to the others waiting to buy the iPhone. The mayor said he decided he wanted the new device because he loves trying out the newest technology. Already he has several computers and cell phones. “It’s just reflective of the changes that are taking place,” Street said. “I used to sell encyclopedias. Now I have Google as my encyclopedia.” He said the new handheld technology would allow him to work some of the day outside of the office. Art student Christian Hain, 19, said Street had every right to wait in line for the iPhone. “He’s not a robot. He can’t be expected to work every waking moment,” Hain said. Leonard F. Johnson, 77, who got in line at 6 a.m. Thursday, said he was annoyed when some people passing by asked the mayor if he was taking a day off. “Are they checking on him every day to see if he’s at his desk 9 to 5?” Larry West, the man who approached the mayor, returned at 3:15 p.m. to protest Street’s actions — only to find the mayor wasn’t in line. “In this climate, at this time in this city, you shouldn’t be waiting in line for a phone,” West said. Philadelphia recently had its 200th slaying of the year. The city’s murder rate is up from last year, the deadliest in nearly a decade.last_img read more

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City’s views on new Wal-Mart improve

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsBut officials say that business at the Wal-Mart Supercenter at 1827 Walnut Grove Ave. is meeting all expectations. “It is doing better than I anticipated,” Store Manager Jorge Lopez said. Whether it was the dozens of satisfied building requirements or the promise of delivering groceries at low prices, Lopez said the store has “lived up to our end.” City records show that Wal-Mart has satisfied nearly all of its required conditions for approval. There are three outstanding conditions: electrical transformers need to go underground and there is confusion whether an existing sound wall is satisfactory. Planning Administrator Matt Everling said the staff will follow up with these concerns and report the information back to the planning commission at a future date. ROSEMEAD – It’s been a little more than a year since the store that was the source of debates, lawsuits and a recall effort opened in the city. But a topic that once drew hundreds of upset opponents only drew a handful of residents on Monday, who attended a meeting to complain about the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Walnut Grove Avenue. Residents said at a Wal-Mart building review Monday that noise, run-away shopping carts and increased traffic are continual problems. “The fact that people aren’t here tonight is not an indication that all is well,” said Yuki Fukumoto, a Wal-Mart neighbor and Rosemead resident. “We’ve gone from a quiet, residential neighborhood to a noisy street.” In Wal-Mart on Tuesday, women got their nails done, kids ate at the McDonald’s, and shoppers walked out of the store, their carts full of groceries, baby clothes and toilet paper. “I think that the community response has been overwhelmingly positive,” Lopez said. Monterey Park resident Betty Sarvegna shops at the Rosemead store about once a month. “The prices for groceries are more affordable than compared to other stores,” she said. Financial targets have been hit, city building conditions have been met, and customers seem to be happy, Lopez said. Tiffany Moffatt, community spokeswoman for Wal-Mart, said that the company “typically doesn’t release specific sales and performance numbers.” “But I can tell you we are extremely pleased with the fact that it has been very well received in the market,” Moffatt said. “It’s exceeded our expectations.” City Manager Oliver Chi did not release how much money in sales-tax revenue has been produced from Wal-Mart because that information is “privileged and confidential.” The Singtao Daily reported on Sept. 9, that Councilman John Nu ez released a “classified document” stating that the first quarter of the year Wal-Mart paid $160,000 in sales-tax revenue, which is $60,000 more than expected. On Monday, about six residents voiced their concerns. “For some of the residents that live close by, there is still a concern, especially with noise,” said Mayor John Tran. Tran, who voted against the approval of Wal-Mart, said the store has become more integral to the community. The store has sponsored several schools, city events and local clubs. “I think that people have a little bit different perception of the Wal-Mart today,” Lopez said. Marlene Shinen, a San Gabriel resident, said she was upset that Wal-Mart shopping carts can be spotted throughout the city. Councilwoman Margaret Clark said that problem is not unique to the city or the store. “We have shopping cart problems everywhere,” Clark said. “And we have an ordinance for fixing that.” jennifer.mclain@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Man broke into partner’s home and attacked her with brush

first_imgA young man broke into the home of his former girlfriend and beat her with a brush.The man appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with burglary, intimidation of witnesses and breaching a barring order. The man’s former girlfriend, who is also the mother of his three children, said she was left terrified when he broke into her home.The woman said that on March 10th he gained entry to the home through the back door and then beat her with a brush which he had found in the house.Garda Inspector Barry Doyle said the man was later arrested and was charged with burglary and released on bail.The man, who had been living in Kilkenny, was ordered not to set foot in County Donegal as part of his bail conditions.However, three days later on March 13th, he again broke into the woman’s home.On this occasion, he enticed one of his children to open a window of the home and get gained entry to the window.Gardai were called and the accused man was found hiding in the attic.He was taken to Letterkenny Garda station and asked to make a phonecall to his cousin but instead phoned his ex-partner.The court was told that the man had battled with drugs and drink since the death of his father by suicide eight years ago.His solicitor Patsy Gallagher, applying for bail, said the man was in a “heightened state of grief” following the recent death of his grandfather.However, Judge Paul Kelly refused the bail application saying the accused man should have been nowhere near Donegal.He refused bail and adjourned the case until June 2nd.Man broke into partner’s home and attacked her with brush was last modified: May 19th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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