Paul George explodes for 35 as Thunder clobber Knicks

first_imgGeorge made 13 of 22 shots, including 5 of 11 3-pointers. He was coming off a 32-point performance on Monday night against Phoenix during which he made 11 of 19 shots and 6 of 10 threes.“My body has just been feeling good,” he said. “I’ve kind of played myself into good shape from a body standpoint. If I can just find open looks like that, I feel comfortable taking them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissKnicks coach David Fizdale has seen this from George before. Fizdale was an assistant coach for Miami when George was with the Indiana Pacers, one of the top roadblocks to the Heat’s championship runs.“There was just times where we were under his shirt and he was just letting that thing go from deep,” Fizdale said. “We tried to trap him some. … I felt that pain from him when I’ve had my best teams. This guy’s a big-time player. When he gets it going like that, he’s tough.” View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SCHRODER STEPS UPSchroder has been a star in Westbrook’s absence, averaging 19.2 points and 5.8 assists.UP NEXT:Knicks: At New Orleans on Friday night.Thunder: At Phoenix on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celtics returns home from roadtrip with rout of Bulls 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) goes up to dunk against the New York Knicks during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)OKLAHOMA CITY— Paul George is feeling well — and found his shooting touch.The All-Star forward scored a season-high 35 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder rout the New York Knicks 128-103 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES “We have a microcosm of how I’d like our guys to play,” Fizdale said. “Fast, athletic, disruptive.”TIP-INSKnicks: Kanter, who played for the Thunder for two seasons and part of another, got a warm reception from the fans when he checked in as a reserve. … Rookie F Kevin Knox scored 15 points on 5-of-16 shooting.Thunder: Shot 65.2 percent in the first quarter to take a 37-22 lead. … It was Oklahoma City’s first time wearing its City Edition uniforms, which pay homage to Oklahoma’s Native American heritage by incorporating elements of the state’s tribal nations. … Adams matched a career high with five assists. … F Jerami Grant scored 15 points. … Rookie reserve Hamidou Diallo scored 11 points.ADAMS TALKS TRASHAdams and Kanter were best friends in Oklahoma City. They talked trash throughout the game, with Adams even suggesting Fizdale should take Kanter out.Adams said he said it because he respects Kanter.“Yeah, I was trying to discourage him because he’s a bloody good player,” Adams said. “It’s best to have him off the floor for us.”THUNDER DEFENSESince Westbrook’s injury, the Thunder have held opponents to 96.2 points per game. For perspective, every team in the league entered Wednesday’s action averaging at least 101.2 points per game. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steven Adams had 19 points and seven rebounds, and Dennis Schroder added 15 points and 12 assists for the Thunder. They have won nine of 10 since an 0-4 start, and improved to 4-1 since point guard Russell Westbrook was sidelined with a sprained left ankle. The Thunder matched their second-best scoring output of the season and posted their largest victory margin.Tim Hardaway, Jr. scored 20 points, and Enes Kanter added 19 for the Knicks.George scored 18 points in the first half and Adams added 15 to help the Thunder take a 65-49 lead. Oklahoma City shot 56.5 percent from the field before the break.The Thunder put the game out of reach in the third quarter. Adams threaded the needle to find a cutting Patrick Patterson for a dunk, then Patterson lobbed to George for a jam that put Oklahoma City ahead 85-61. George scored 17 points in the third quarter, and the Thunder led 100-80 at the end of the period.Fizdale said it was a learning experience for his young squad.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Alfre Woodard To Be Honored At Women Of Power Summit

first_imgBlack Enterprise will present its highest honor in recognition of the achievements of black women when it presents the Women of Power Legacy Awards at the 2016 Women of Power Summit on March 10, 2016, in Hollywood, Florida.The Women of Power Summit is the nation’s No. 1 executive development and leadership conference for women of color, annually attracting more than 1,000 corporate executives, professionals, and businesswomen from across the country. The Women of Power Summit, hosted by ADP, will take place March 9-12, 2016, at the Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood.The Women of Power Legacy Awards recognize outstanding impact, achievement, and leadership by women in business, the arts, education, government, and other influential areas. Past Legacy Award recipients include luminaries such as the late National Council of Negro Women Chair and civil rights icon Dorothy Height; the late award-winning film and stage actress Ruby Dee; and former FedEx Express Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Cathy Ross.Honorees to be recognized at the 2016 Women of Power Summit Legacy Awards Dinner, hosted by PepsiCo, include the following outstanding achievers:Alfre Woodard, with an extensive acting career spanning more than 39 years, Woodard stands as a versatile and accomplished actor with multiple memorable roles. Many may recall Woodard for her work on Hill Street Blues for which she earned her Primetime Emmy Award; L.A. Law; Cross Creek; The Piano Lesson; Down in the Delta; Star Trek: First Contact; State of Affairs; Love & Basketball; 12 Years a Slave; Desperate Housewives, American Violet; True Blood; Crooklyn; and countless other film and television appearances. She is currently working on film drama, So B. It, based on the 2004 novel by Sarah Weeks and upcoming Web television series Luke Cage, developed for Netflix. Woodard’s career accolades are bountiful and include an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Cross Creek, three Golden Globe nominations with one win for Best Actress in a Miniseries of Television Film for her work in Miss Evers’ Boys, 18 Primetime Emmy nominations with four wins, seven SAG Award nominations with three wins, 21 NAACP Image Award nominations with four wins, and many other honors. She received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Boston University.Vanessa Williams, is one of the most respected and multifaceted performers in the entertainment industry today. Having sold more than 7 million records worldwide, Williams is one of just a few artists to score No. 1 and Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Album and Singles charts in the combined areas of Pop, Dance, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Holiday, Latin, Gospel and Jazz—the latter is where her release, The Real Thing, debuted at No. 1 in June of 2009. Her critically acclaimed work in film, television, recordings and the Broadway stage has been recognized by every major industry award affiliation including four Emmy nominations, 17 Grammy nominations (of which 11 were for her individually), a Tony nomination, three SAG award nominations, seven NAACP Image Awards, three Satellite Awards and ultimately a Golden Globe, Grammy, and an Oscar for Best Original Song for her platinum single Colors of the Wind, from the Disney film Pocahontas. A strong advocate for equal rights, especially concerning the gay community and minorities, William’s was honored with the Human Rights Campaign “Ally for Equality” Award for her humanitarian contributions. She also achieved a career pinnacle with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.Renee Powell, LPGA/PGA, professional golfer and educator Renee Powell is one of only six African American women to ever play on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour. She is the first woman of color to be elected to membership in the PGA of America. She is the daughter of the late William Powell, the only African American to design, build, own, and operate a golf course in the United States.N. Joyce Payne, Ph.D. (Barbara Graves honoree), founded the nationally recognized Thurgood Marshall College Fund in 1987. The TMCF is designed exclusively for exceptional students at the nation’s 47 publicly-supported historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Before joining Advancement of Public Black Colleges (OAPBC), Payne was the president of Global Systems Inc. and was a senior staff member under the Carter administration with the President’s Advisory Committee for Women; President’s National Advisory Council on Women’s Education Programs, and the White House Conference on Families. An authority on women’s issues in relation to higher education and labor force participation, Payne has published and presented a number of papers on the pursuit of equality for women and African Americans in higher education.“We are thrilled that we will have this opportunity to pay well-deserved honor to women who are gifts to the world,” says Women of Power television show host Caroline Clarke, who also serves as editorial director of the Women of Power Summit. “Their examples are proper tribute to the Legacy Award honorees before them, and powerful motivation for those to come.”The Women of Power Summit will host more than 1,000 women attendees who will engage in three immersive days of executive development sessions and activities designed to train, equip, and encourage industry leadership, career strategies and effective peak-performance and work-life balance techniques. Topics will include mastering corporate politics, building a loyal team, strategies for the C-suite, and classes such as executive coaching. Confirmed speakers include Carnival Corp. President and CEO Arnold Donald; BET Networks Chairman and CEO Debra L. Lee; Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, NBA Pam El; media executive and author Amy DuBois Barnett, Founder/Executive Director, The Mask Project Atira Charles, Ph.D.; Rep. Joyce Beatty D-OH); President, Professional Diversity Network and National Association of Professional Women Star Jones; and CEO and Founder, Malecon Productions, Carmen Rita Wong. Attendees can also expect to be entertained by special musical guest Johnny Gill.The host sponsor of the 2016 Women of Power Summit is ADP. Presenting sponsors include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Buick, EMC, Macy’s, PepsiCo, State Farm, and Walmart. Platinum Sponsors are Intel, and Southwest Airlines; and Corporate Sponsors are AARP, Abbott, Cigna, Carnival Corp., FedEx Express, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, and Hilton Worldwide.For more information on the speakers and agenda of the 2016 Women of Power Summit, go to read more


center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment ‘THE HANDMAID’S TALE’ RENEWED FOR SEASON 4 AT HULUOffred and co. are coming back for more. Hulu has renewed “The Handmaid’s Tale” for a fourth outing. The news comes with three episodes of the third season still to air. “Handmaid’s” has become a signature original series for Hulu, which claims that it is the most watched show, original or acquired, on the streaming service.The series picked up a hatful of Emmys in its opening season, including one for drama series, one for lead actress Elisabeth Moss and one for supporting actress Ann Dowd. At last year’s ceremony, the series came home with three Emmys. A trio of episodes from season 2 are eligible at this year’s Emmys and picked up nominations in 10 different categories, while the entirety of season 3 will compete at the 2020 edition.  READ MORE Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Dan Alon survivor of 1972 Munich Olympic Massacre to speak at Brayton

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Related Items:#DanAlon, #MagneticNewsMedia, #municholympicmasacre Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 17, 2016 — Hundreds are expected to flock to Brayton Hall on Thursday, Dec. 1 to hear the story of a man who survived the first live-broadcasted terrorist attack.Dan Alon, an Olympic Fencer and the event keynote speaker, will share the harrowing tale of his narrow escape from the 1972 Munich Massacre in Germany. The event, which is free and open to the public, is organized by the Provo Jewish Community and sponsored by Casablanca Casino, Fortis TCI, Gansevoort Resort, Grace Bay Car Rentals, Misick & Stanbrook Attorneys,  E. Jay Saunders & Family, TCBC and Waterloo Investment. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the event will begin at 7 pm.In addition to the community event, we are thrilled to announce Alon will be speaking at a separate program for all the high school students on the island.“Our children will have a unique opportunity to witness history as a living experience, not from academic books, but from a man and athlete whose dreams of sportsmanship and fraternity were shattered in a brutal act of terrorism. We further hope that our young people will understand the need to oppose all forms of injustice and prejudice in a forceful, yet peaceful manner,” says Mrs. Wigglesworth, principal of the British West Indies Collegiate.In a world where violence continues to threaten innocent lives worldwide, Alon’s story remains a relevant and powerful one.  The Provo Jewish Community is proud to bring Alon to the island to hear his story of resilience, witness courage to start life anew and learn from the strength he found to overcome tremendous challenges.Dan Alon’s story is one that can ignite the peace and unity needed for the global community to heal our fragmented world.  The importance of a program like this is to learn how we can overcome our differences and come together in unity to find love and connection between all people.”For more than three decades, Alon remained tight-lipped about his harrowing experience. But in recent years he decided to break his silence and share his experience with others to keep the story alive. That goal has taken him around the world, and now, to the Turks and Caicos. “We are grateful to our sponsors whose partnership is a testament to their commitment to education and concern for the danger of indifference”.“It was too emotional to talk about,” Alon has said. “The memories were harsh realities that I had to face on a daily basis.”When Dan Alon left his native Israel to participate in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games at the age of 27, he was the country’s top fencer and had dreams of returning with gold medals. However, the Munich Massacre cut that dream short, and he found himself on a flight home with the coffins of his friends and teammates instead.The terrorist attack, captured in Steven Spielberg’s 2005 film Munich, claimed the lives of 12 people, including 11 members of the Israeli team and a West Germany policeman.  The tragedy was later blamed on a terrorist group called Black September.This is not the first lecture of its kind that the local Jewish community has organized.  In 2013, the group hosted Rena Finder, a Schindler’s List survivor, drawing an audience of over 400 people to Brayton Hall and leaving a lasting impact on all who attended.“It is our goal to bring speakers who can impart an uplifting message and bring together all people on the island, regardless of their cultural and religious backgrounds,” Rabbi Bluming says. Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner Recommended for youlast_img read more

Migrant kids separated at border faced abuse in foster homes

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitter AP, Posted: August 16, 2019 WASHINGTON (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film.___Dozens of families separated at the border as part of the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy are preparing to sue the federal government, including several who say their young children were sexually, physically or emotionally abused in federally funded foster care.A review of 38 legal claims obtained by The Associated Press — some of which have never been made public — shows taxpayers could be on the hook for more than $200 million in damages. More than 3,000 migrant children were taken from their parents at the border in recent years and many more lawsuits are expected, potentially totaling in the billions.The families — some in the U.S., others already deported to Central America — are represented by grassroots immigration clinics and nonprofit groups, along with some of the country’s most powerful law firms. They’re making claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act as a precursor to filing lawsuits. The FTCA allows individuals who suffer harm as a direct result of federal employees to sue the government.“It’s the tip of the iceberg,” said Erik Walsh, an attorney at Arnold & Porter, which has one of the world’s leading pro bono programs.The firm has so far filed 18 claims on behalf of nine families, totaling $54 million, and Walsh says dozens more are likely.The government has six months to settle FTCA claims from the time they’re filed. After that, the claimants are free to file federal lawsuits.The departments of Justice and Homeland Security, both named in the claims, did not respond to requests for comment.Health and Human Services — the agency responsible for the care of migrant children — said it couldn’t comment on pending litigation, but that it treats children with dignity and respect.Last year, HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement cared for nearly 50,000 children who crossed the border by themselves, as well as children who were separated from their families under the zero tolerance policy.The agency housed them in foster programs, residential shelters and detention camps around the country, sometimes making daily placements of as many as 500 new arrivals, from babies to teens.The allegations of abuse and assaults in foster care raise fresh questions about the government’s efforts to place younger children with families in lieu of larger shelters and packed detention facilities.The legal claims, a recent federal court filing and HHS documents released by Congress earlier this year allege that children have suffered serious emotional trauma after being physically harmed or fondled by other children while in foster care.Six of the claims for damages involve children who were in foster care. And one recent court filing refers to a migrant child being abused in foster care.The records released by Congress show the Office of Refugee Resettlement referred at least seven foster care allegations of sexual abuse to the Justice Department in 2017 and 2018. Because some are anonymous to protect the children’s privacy, it’s unclear if some of the claims are duplicates.Justice has not responded to repeated queries about those cases from members of Congress.Three of the four incidents involving physical harm outlined in the FTCA claims occurred at Cayuga Centers in New York, the largest foster care placement for migrant children, housing up to 900 babies and children at a time.Cayuga Centers did not respond to requests for comment.One Guatemalan mother whose 5-year-old daughter was placed in Cayuga last year says her little girl still wakes up crying from what she endured at the foster home.“Now she’s scared each time we go out or when she sees a police car or someone in uniform,” said the mother, who has filed a $6 million claim. “She says ‘Mami, don’t let them separate us again.’”Families who spoke to the AP and FRONTLINE did so on the condition of anonymity over fears about their safety.Another 5-year-old Guatemalan girl said a boy grabbed her chest and touched her inappropriately, both in her foster home and during daytime classes at a Safe Haven for Children New York foster program, according to a $3 million injury claim. The girl was moved to a new foster home but suffered verbal abuse from her foster parent’s mother, who called her names and locked her alone in rooms as punishment, according to the claim.A spokesman for Lutheran Social Services of New York, which oversees the Safe Haven foster program, declined to comment.Two claims blame the government for wrongful deaths: one, seeking $20 million, was filed by the wife of a Honduran father who killed himself in a padded cell after officers pulled his 3-year-old son from his arms.“The people making these policies intended this level of suffering, and that’s what’s unconscionable,” said John Escamilla, who is representing the man’s wife and two children.He said he plans to file a federal lawsuit stemming from his FTCA claim as soon as Friday.The government has not settled any family separation cases in the administrative claims stage. But one federal lawsuit is currently in litigation in Massachusetts, and in February, a judge approved a $125,000 settlement for a Honduran mom and her son, then 6, who had been detained for four months and threatened with separation under the Obama administration.Aseem Mehta, a law student at the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization at Yale Law School who worked on the case, said the settlement — the first of its kind — sends a clear message that such claims have legal standing.“Our case is a benchmark,” Mehta said. “The most important take away is these claims are viable, and courts will entertain them, and the Department of Homeland Security views them as meritorious; they don’t settle cases unless they think there’s liability they’re exposed to.”Janet Napolitano, who led Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013, said she recalled a number of tort claims were filed against the agency in her time but said family separations were rare. The Trump administration’s failure to swiftly reunify families and children may have left the agency open to lawsuits, she added.“There very well may be some vulnerability there,” said Napolitano, now the president of the University of California. AP center_img Updated: 7:18 AM Migrant kids separated at border faced abuse in foster homes August 16, 2019last_img read more

Middlesex DA Marian Ryan Launches iPhone App To Educate Teens About Healthy Relationships