Brooks scores 19 to lead Grizzlies over Lakers

first_imgMOST READ 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 View comments Lakers: Los Angeles signed G Gary Payton II to a two-way contract. He appeared in 12 games for the Milwaukee Bucks, six of them starts, averaging 2.5 points and 1.4 rebounds. He scored four points in 12 minutes against Memphis. … The Lakers have lost seven straight road games in the series, and their last win in Memphis was in December 2013.Grizzlies: This was the 16th annual game for the Grizzlies on Martin Luther King Day. King was killed on April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel a short distance from FedExForum. … The Grizzlies are now 7-9 on games surrounding MLK festivities. … The Grizzlies honored former NBA players Sam Perkins, James Worthy and Anfernee ‘Penny’ Hardaway, along with WNBA player Swin Cash with the 13th Annual National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Awards. … F Deyonta David recorded his third block – a career-best – in the second quarter. He ended the night with five blocks.UP NEXTLakers: Close out a three-game trip at Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.Grizzlies: Host the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Joel Embiid, 76ers barely hold on, edge Raptors Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The Lakers ended a four-game winning streak. They were without Lonzo Ball, who injured his left knee in Saturday’s overtime win at Dallas, and Brandon Ingram also didn’t play because of a left ankle sprain.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the Lakers with 27 points, while Kyle Kuzma finished with 18. Josh Hart had 16 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter when Los Angeles cut a 20-point lead down to single-digits in the final minutes.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 had held opponents to an average of 95.3 points over their four-game winning streak, but none of that defensive strength showed Monday. Memphis made its first five shots from outside the arc and was still shooting 60 percent from the field four minutes into the second quarter.The Grizzlies led 60-50 going into the break.TIP-INS Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24) controls the ball against Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Dillon Brooks matched his season best with 19 points and eight Memphis players finished in double figures, helping the Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Lakers 123-114 on Monday.Marc Gasol had 17 points and seven rebounds for Memphis, while Tyreke Evans had 15 points and 12 assists. Wayne Selden and James Ennis III added 13 points each.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Defense Minister Hails US Support to AFL

first_imgThe Minister of National Defense, Brownie J. Samukai Jr., Thursday, March 27, hailed the government and people of the United States of America for the positive ties and their nonstop support to the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) from the restructuring process in 2006 up to transformation, now in process.  Minister Samukai informed the visiting delegation that the AFL is currently carrying on its own recruitment and training exercises. The exercises, he said are being led by the very soldiers who were trained in the United States as part of the restructuring process of the AFL.He explained that the AFL is being developed into a “citizens’ army,” under the theme: “A Force for Good.” The army—in the eyes of some—is itself shaping into what is beginning to look like a force that will perform well its part in the reconstruction phase of the country.The Defense Minister made these representations Thursday at his Barclay Training Center (BTC) office when a high-powered U.S. Military delegation headed by Brigadier-General, James S. O’Meara, made a courtesy call on him.B/Gen. O’Meara was accompanied to the Defense Ministry by Mr. Lee McTaggert, Col. Timothy D. Mitchell, Col. Bunn and Col. Lu Perozo.“I am pleased with the United States Government’s engagement with the AFL and the tremendous support it has received and enjoyed over the years—especially when it comes to the Coast Guard,” Samukai told the visitors.Minister Samukai then expressed gratitude to the delegation for the visit, and praised the United States mentors that are assigned to AFL personnel, amid the restructuring process.He also thanked the US Government for the one-year extension of “Operation Onward Liberty”—an exercise that provides some backup to soldiers of the AFL patrolling and protecting Liberia territorial borders, it has been suggested. Minister Samukai further informed his visitors about progress made by the newly promoted leadership, given the new challenges they face. He emphasized the high level of cooperation existing amongst them in helping to maintain peace and security in Liberia.  Minister Samukai, has meanwhile stressed the need for more training for the AFL from the US Government with specific reference to land maneuvering, mobile training, training for the Coast Guard as well as for engineering, given the scheduled United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL.)The US military delegation is in the country to reinforce bilateral relations at the senior Inter-Governmental level, to review United States support to Liberia, and to discuss issues of mutual interest.For his part, B/Gen O’Meara extolled Minister Samukai for the level of progress made so far since the restructuring of the AFL began in 2006.He assured authorities at the Ministry of National Defense of his government’s willingness to continue assisting Liberia in its recovery process.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cllr. Jallah Barbu Joins Presidential Race

first_imgTwo days after the official resignation of Dr. Jallah A. Barbu as Chairman of the Law Reform Commission (LRC), the Liberian lawyer has announced his intention to join the 2017 Presidential race.Last Friday, June 3, Dr. Barbu formally expressed his intension to media executives in the headquarters of the Liberia National Union (LINU), on 16th Street, Sinkor. He will be the Presidential candidate of LINU, being the party’s only eminent partisan.It is believed that the June 1 resignation of Cllr. Barbu was in compliance with the code of conduct passed by the legislature and signed into law by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, requiring appointed officials of government desirous of contesting for public office to resign their post two years prior to the elections.However, in his resignation letter to the President, Barbu did not mention his intention to run but stated, “I have developed a very high commitment to doing purely scholarly and other forms of public service work. I therefore cannot continue to serve on the Law Reform Commission as of June 1, 2016.”The letter raised eyebrows, but last weekend’s announcement to contest the Presidency has unscrambled the puzzle over his resignation.Cllr. Barbu earned a Diploma in Machinery from Booker Washington Institute (BWI) and matriculated at the University of Liberia, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and the Law degree from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law. He enrolled at the University of Indiana, Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana, USA where he earned his Masters and Doctorate (SJD) degree in Law. Counsellor Barbu is an Instructor at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, and is also the founder and first Director of Abbidoe Law Office in Liberia as well as the Barbu and Howard Law Firms. Dr. Barbu is a co-author of Liberia’s first Constitutional Commentary and the author of Liberia’s first Constitutional Law Course Book. He is the former Secretary General of the Liberia National Bar Association. Meanwhile, the head of LINU’s Public Affairs, Atty. Nelson Garr, stated that the party will formally announce the candidacy of Cllr. Barbu and receive his acceptance statement on Friday, June 10 at its headquarters.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more