Lakers waive veteran center Andrew Bogut after 24 games

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:30SEA Games: Agatha Wong wins 2nd gold medal in wushu01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH02:14Carpio 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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Andrew Bogut. APLOS ANGELES — Veteran center Andrew Bogut has been waived by the Los Angeles Lakers after 24 games with the club.The Lakers made the move Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Curry scores 45 points in 3 quarters, Warriors beat Clippers Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Bogut joined the Lakers on Sept. 19 and played only sparingly for the struggling team. The Australian big man averaged 1.5 points and 3.3 rebounds while starting five games.Before the Lakers’ loss to Charlotte on Friday night, Los Angeles coach Luke Walton praised Bogut’s veteran influence on the young team, including his example on defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Lakers (11-27) are in last place in the Western Conference after nine consecutive losses. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

2 charged in Belle West, WBD dispute

first_imgIn the aftermath of yet another dispute between neighbours, a duo appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Wales Magistrate’s Court charged with assault.Shakira Saman, a mother of five, was last week charged with the assault of Indra Manickchand, the Virtual Complainant (VC), who is her neighbour.It is alleged that on June 25, the defendant at Belle West, West Bank Demerara (WBD), unlawfully assaulted Manickchand.When the charge was read, Saman pleaded not guilty and was placed on $25,000 bail. The case will continue on July 25.Meanwhile, in a related matter, Kevin Goberdhan, 21, of Lot 957 Belle West, pleaded guilty to the charge which alleged that on the day of the altercation, he made use of threatening behaviour to Manickchand. The Wales Magistrate’s Court also heard that Goberdhan was previously fined for a similar offence, but he promised that he would discontinue such actions.Presiding Magistrate Clive Nurse warned the defendant, informing him that there were consequences of continuing the behaviour in question. As such, he was fined $25,000 for the offence. If he chooses not to pay, he faces eight weeks’ imprisonment for the threatening behaviour offence.last_img read more

GAWU presents bursaries to NGSA students

first_imgThe Guyana Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) on Thursday distributed bursary awards to nine of their members’ children who would have performed outstandingly at the recent National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA).Recipients of the bursary awards and their parents at the GAWU headquartersAt a simple ceremony at their Kingston, Georgetown headquarters, the students were congratulated for their hard work and bestowed with a prize.General Secretary of the Union, Seepaul Narine explained that these persons were selected from the Demerara branch after various requirements were analysed. These activities will be followed by a similar distribution exercise in Berbice on Saturday.“Every year, we normally do this function where we award students who are the best among our members. Here, we are doing the Demerara bursaries and then on Saturday, we will do a similar presentation for our comrades in Berbice. You have a new beginning that is going to be much more challenging. This is the beginning of a new road of harder work”.GAWU President Komal Chand explained that because of the downsizing of the sugar industry, less students were eligible for bursary awards after the various criteria were taken into consideration.“This is something we had started some years ago. Unfortunately, we have closure of estates. In the case of Demerara, we had Wales estate and Enmore. Then we had the closure of a private company used to process fish products. And then we have two estates in Berbice, Rose Hall and Skeldon that were closed. The fact that our membership is smaller now than before, naturally we’ll have less bursaries when we take and apply the rules,” Chand noted.“We have recognised your performance and we feel that this activity will encourage you to continue on your journey to higher education in your country. Of course, we can’t fail to recognise your parents”, he encouraged the students.last_img read more

Mayor Lantz defends claims of A/C discrimination

first_imgBut, Lantz also says Air Canada’s service is important to residents of Northern B.C., particularly in Fort St. John, which outside of Air Canada, is served by only Swanberg Air and Central Mountain Air, both of which have limited service. Lantz says Premier Gordon Campbell recently stated that the 2010’s would be the decade of the North.He says if that’s going to be the case, the transportation system in the North will need to be overhauled. Regarding the possibility of getting other Airlines, such as Westjet, to come to Fort St. John, Mayor Lantz says that responsibility lies with both residents and officials. [asset|aid=2325|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1aaf31ba67a86cc895cd34cd4fdf5c9a-Lantz-AC-4_1_Pub.mp3]For the previous story, or a copy of the Mayor’s letter, click here. Fort St. John’s Mayor has elaborated on his plea to Air Canada regarding a new price structure for flight passes.As reported earlier, Bruce Lantz sent a letter to Air Canada on Monday, regarding a pricing change that he says “severely discriminates” against airline customers in Northeastern B.C.The mayor says the City has now been informed that only in Northeastern B.C., the price for flight passes will double. In addition, the passes will now be restricted to 25 people, rather than 300 as before, and ineligible on flights to Saskatchewan and Manitoba.- Advertisement -While Lantz admits any business has a right to set its own prices, he suggests those prices should not change from region to region. [asset|aid=2322|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1aaf31ba67a86cc895cd34cd4fdf5c9a-Lantz-AC-2_1_Pub.mp3]Lantz says since writing the letter, he’s done further research, which shows that Fort St. John residents fly much more frequently than residents of other centres. He says Fort St. John residents average 1.4 flights per person, per year. That compares to 0.6 in Kelowna, 0.5 in Prince George, and 0.1 in Vancouver. [asset|aid=2323|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1aaf31ba67a86cc895cd34cd4fdf5c9a-Lantz-AC-1_1_Pub.mp3]Lantz has not heard back from Air Canada, and he doesn’t expect to hear back during the holiday season. But, he confirms he is prepared to take his fight to other levels of government and businesses. [asset|aid=2324|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1aaf31ba67a86cc895cd34cd4fdf5c9a-Lantz-AC-3_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisementlast_img read more

Departing Kitambi tips AFC to vie for titles

first_img“AFC has a very good squad with tactically intelligent players and there is a huge possibility that they will finish the season well, earn a trophy and get back to CAF football next year. The only thing I have advised them is that they should have some sort of continuity and get a coach who has a similar philosophy to what we have been doing,” Kitambi told Capital Sport.The tactician took charge of the team on interim basis after Robert Matano was fired and he has picked up good results in his tenure, winning four games, drawing one and losing the other. The side is currently third in the standings, six shy of leaders Mathare United.He has admitted the period has given him tough lessons, but also notes it was his opportunity to prove his worth.“I think it came at the right time because even when Stewart asked that I join him, he had some backing in terms of the results that I had posted. It also gave me an opportunity to learn and prove myself which I am glad that I did,” the Tanzanian further added.Kitambi was appointed stand-in-coach after Robert Matano was fired. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUHe arrived in the country late in the 2016 season alongside Hall with whom he worked with at Azam, but remained after the Briton left early last year.He leaves the club with glowing memories of his tenure and hopes the lessons he has picked will be vital for him in the long term.“Most teams here in Kenya use the Dutch philosophy and it has been a great time for me to learn from them and under something different than what I am used to. Working also with different people and different ideologies has also given me a good platform to pick experience,” he further added.AFC in the meantime have already started the process of getting a new boss with Tanzanian national team coach Salum Mayanga touted to take over.“Within next week we should be announcing the new coach. I can’t divulge many details at this moment but the only thing I can say is that we have shortlisted four guys. We will get the best man for the job,” AFC Leopards Secretary General Oscar Igaida told Capital Sport.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The tactician who will be heading to deputize Hall at Bangladesh Premier League side Saif Sporting Club believes that the squad he leaves behind is good enough to vie for a title this season.NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 11- Dennis Kitambi will leave his role as AFC Leopards interim coach on May 8 when his two-month notice expires as he heads out for a new challenge in Bangladesh with his former boss Stewart Hall.The tactician, who will be heading to deputize Hall at Bangladesh Premier League side Saif Sporting Club, believes that the squad he leaves behind is good enough to vie for a title this season.last_img read more

Complex’s landlord faces charges

first_imgMany residents saw their rents go up by hundreds of dollars, climbing from $1,051 to $1,383 for one resident, and from $748 to $1,107 for another. Glendale does not have rent-control protections, but it prohibits retaliatory rent increases. In a July 2 letter sent to the landlords, Bahmin and Nousha Ahmadpour wrote that the drywall in their apartment was left open so long that their young child got sick from the dust. In the letter, which was submitted to the city as part of the complaint, the couple rejected the $200 check the company gave residents to compensate for the renovation, and asked for $7,500 for relocation. Former resident Sharon De Frank, 59, said she found two notices on her door one day in March, one saying that Starpoint was the new owner and one saying that she had 60 days to get out. The company later rescinded the eviction notices when it found they were illegal under the city code. But by then, De Frank had already made arrangements to move out because she was recovering from cancer and did not want to fight the eviction. De Frank said the company eventually gave her $3,538 in relocation costs, after she pressed them for it. She is not a party to the city complaint. “Everyone has a right to buy a building, and everyone has a right to ask people to leave,” she said. “It’s just the way they did it that was so cruel and criminal.” (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Representatives from Starpoint Commercial Properties LLC, the building’s owner, did not return calls and e-mails. A subsidiary also named in the complaint is Valderas Drive Properties LLC. The complaint has 33 counts, six of which are infractions and 27 that are misdemeanors. The company faces fines of up to $1,000 per misdemeanor conviction and up to $250 per infraction. Residents say that during a renovation project earlier this year at the complex at 2121 Valderas Drive in north Glendale, gaping holes were left in their walls to upgrade piping. The work caused dust to spread in the complex and left units without water. Under its five-year-old ordinance, Glendale requires apartment owners to pay relocation costs to residents if renovation work makes their units uninhabitable. The property owner ended up paying relocation costs to some former residents, but not all. The city also accuses the building’s owners of raising rents to retaliate against residents who complained to the city about illegal eviction notices and the renovation work. GLENDALE – Former residents say the Falls at Montrose was a wonderful place to live – until they were forced out of the apartment complex by renovation work and huge rent increases. On Thursday, the city of Glendale joined with 21 former residents of the 100-unit apartment building, filing a complaint against the building’s owner. The city and the tenants say the owner retaliated against earlier complaints with rent increases and a refusal to pay tenant-relocation costs. It’s the first criminal complaint the city has filed against an apartment complex owner since it adopted an ordinance five years ago to protect apartment dwellers, said City Attorney Scott Howard. “It should be a message that, with the right evidence and with the right facts, that this office will stand up and file against property owners,” Howard said. last_img read more

Gilead under fire for global inaction

first_imgFOSTER CITY – The 25-year fight against AIDS has been good to Gilead Sciences Inc., a Bay Area biotechnology company that makes the world’s hottest-selling HIV treatment. The popularity of the treatment, Truvada, is soaring because it has almost no side effects and requires patients to take only a single pill once a day. With close to two dozen AIDS drugs on the market, the company that once had Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as its chairman is an industry leader. Its stock price has nearly doubled since Truvada was approved on Aug. 2, 2004. But success on Wall Street hasn’t insulated Gilead from complaints that it isn’t doing enough to combat the disease where it hits hardest: in the Third World. “For a company that prides itself on their access program, they have been irresponsible in getting the drug out,” said David Bryden of the Global Aids Alliance, a Washington-based advocacy group that organized a small protest outside Gilead’s annual shareholders meeting in May. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Truvada’s chief asset is that it includes two drugs – known generically as tenofovir and emtricitabine – in a single pill. That’s a dramatic departure from a few years ago, when HIV-positive patients carried small alarm clocks to remind them to take their myriad pills at the right time. The onerous dosing regimen and often nasty side effects dissuaded many patients from taking their medication. “Truvada is revolutionary because simplicity leads to better outcomes,” said Gilead Chief Financial Officer John Milligan, a former Gilead scientist who has been with the company for 16 years. Doctors now prescribe Truvada to 60 percent of all newly diagnosed HIV cases in the United States. The two drugs in Truvada will ring up close to $2 billion in sales this year individually or combined in the blue, teardrop shaped pill. That’s about half the estimated global AIDS market of about $4 billion. “The drug clearly dominates its class,” said Sharon Seiler, an analyst at Punk, Ziegel who sent a note to her clients Tuesday advising them to buy the company’s stock. “The company has a lot of credibility.” The Foster City company is expected to get an even bigger boost when the Food and Drug Administration approves a new, three-drug combination of Truvada and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.’s popular Sustiva. Because all three drugs are already on the market, FDA approval is widely expected this year. But the 1 million Americans estimated to be infected with HIV are a fraction of the 40 million people worldwide living with the AIDS virus. Nearly 25 million of those are in Africa south of the Sahara. Gilead acknowledges a responsibility to make its drugs available to the developing world and has touted its Gilead Access Program in several press releases since it was unveiled nearly three years ago. In April 2003, Gilead said it would make tenofovir available in all of Africa plus dozens of other developing nations “at no profit.” But medical and AIDS advocacy groups say the access program is little more than an empty promise. In February, the international humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders issued a scathing report that concluded the company has failed to gain regulatory approval in nearly all the impoverished countries it promised to serve. On the same day in New Delhi, activists protested Gilead’s plans to patent tenofovir in India, which has the most AIDS cases of any country. Close to 6 million people are living with the AIDS virus in India. Tenofovir has been available generically in India since last year and activists fear the cheaper drugs will disappear if Gilead is granted a patent. “We certainly believe in intellectual property around the world,” Gilead chief executive John Martin said. “On principal we believe that our product should be patented.”160Want 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

Penza: With the TOC here, Humboldt State softball team needs to get momentum going again

first_imgExactly one year to the day, the Humboldt State softball team suffered one of its more frustrating losses of the 2016 regular season.It was on the eve of the Tournament of Champions in Turlock, a 6-5 loss to UC San Diego in the second game of a doubleheader. It proved to be the last game HSU lost before the conference tournament, as the Jacks didn’t drop a single game until the final weekend of April.I mention this because the Jacks are again in Turlock during the first weekend of April to …last_img read more

South African showroom opens in Atlanta

first_img16 January 2014The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has launched a permanent showroom for South African lifestyle products, crafts, clothing and textiles in Atlanta in the United States.The showroom, a joint initiative of the DTI and the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda), was opened by Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Elizabeth Thabethe last week.Located in one of the largest permanent wholesale trade centres in Atlanta, the showroom will serve as a platform for marketing South African products, while addressing the significant market entry costs faced by smaller exporters.Thabethe said she was greatly impressed by the talent and skills that South African women displayed in designing and crafting products that would both promote South Africa’s culture and heritage and appeal to international markets.“We are inspired by the cultural diversity of these products as well as the high quality that we believe will resonate well with American and other international consumers,” she said.“Our focus is now on creation of more value-added products and to improve competitiveness in the industry.”South Africa’s ambassador to the US, Ebrahim Rasool, said the initiative gave small to medium South African producers the opportunity to showcase their products to “an incredibly great market, and this can only help create jobs back home”.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Advanced breeding technology has promising future in agriculture

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For decades, growers have relied on the products they utilize on the farm to perform at the highest level and consumers, in turn, have relied on an abundance of safe and affordable food.With new breeding technology called CRISPR-Cas, DuPont Pioneer will soon make both of those outcomes the standard for years to come.Pioneer is establishing a CRISPR-Cas enabled advanced breeding platform to develop seed products for greater environmental resiliency with characteristics like disease resistance and drought tolerance, in addition to advancing the development of improved hybrid systems. The technology has applicability for all Pioneer crops of interest, but the initial effort is being made with waxy corn.“Yellow dent corn that we grow across the U.S. has two types of starches in it, amylose and amylopectin,” said Morrie Bryant, Senior Marketing Manager with DuPont Pioneer. “Waxy corn is all amylopectin and this specialty starch is used in a variety of products like yogurts, puddings, pie fillings, gravies, sauces and all types of food products. It gives them a congealing characteristic that helps those foods stay on your spoon.”Amylopetin also has industrial uses as it helps produce adhesives, corrugated cardboard products and the shiny paper used to make the ads in the Sunday paper.“Waxy corn a relatively small market, making up about 500,000 acres of productions a year across the U.S.,” Bryant said. “But if you think about it, waxy corn goes everywhere through the value chain.”The waxy gene has been known to science for almost 100 years and DuPont Pioneer has been developing waxy corn hybrids since the 1980s, making that commodity an ideal starting point for the company to begin their CRISPR-Cas testing.“What CRISPR-Cas has allowed us to do is to go into the wax corn plant and snip out the gene that allows it to make amylose so it only makes amylopectin,” Bryant said. “We can now do this quicker and we can make it more exact and I think it will also allow us to get into a wider background of our materials. We think that CRISPR-Cas technology has an application is every crop that we work with.”DuPont Pioneer’s corn team is looking at using CRISPR-Cas to help increase disease resistance and soybean and canola teams are also building their wish lists for utilizing this new technology.A common misconception about CRISPR-Cas is that it is the same as creating Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). A plant developed with CRISPR-Cas genome editing technology is different from a GMO because genome editing uses the native genetic sequences and characteristics available within the specific plant.“When you take a piece of genetic material from one specie and bringing it over as a transgene into another genome, that is a GMO,” Bryant said. “What CRISPR-Cas has done for us is to go into the existing corn genome and make a deletion. There was no introduction of foreign DNA into the genome. That has been reviewed by USDA and they agree that our new waxy corn hybrid is not a GMO.”Creating new products with CRISPR-Cas technology that will end up in the food chain is something that DuPont Pioneer is not taking lightly.“One of the four core values of our company is safety,” Bryant said. “Nothing goes to market before it goes through all of the safety and regulatory protocols. None of our new waxy corn is in the bin today, but we hope it will be in the next 5 years. We are doing some testing now and being very deliberate with this technology,” Bryant said. “CRISPR-Cas, GMOs and other technologies that we don’t even know about will come along and we will use them to help feed the world. That’s the mission we have had since we were founded by Henry Wallace in 1926 when he came out with some technology called hybrid corn.”AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with DuPont Pioneer’s Morrie Bryant about CRISPR-Cas technology.CRISPR CAS Morrie Bryantlast_img read more