Former Christian Brother faces trial on indecent assault charges

first_img Previous articleFour star hotel group introduces Brain FoodNext articleMother to face trial over son’s murder admin A FORMER Christian Brother and teacher at CBS Sexton Street primary school is to face trial on multiple charges of indecently assaulting 13 young boys in the late 70s. 70-year-old pensioner, Seamus Treacy with an address at Ashton Close, Swords, Co. Dublin, faces 138 separate charges of indecent assaults at the school and at St Enda’s swimming pool on the Kilmallock Road in Limerick between 1978 and 1981. He was served with the book of evidence, which ran to three volumes by Garda Deirdre Foley of Roxboro Garda Station at Limerick District Court on Wednesday morning.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On direction of the DPP, Mr Treacy is to be sent forward for trial to the next sitting of Limerick Circuit Criminal Court. Judge Eugene O’Kelly gave the accused man the ‘alibi warning’ where should any part of his defence be made up by alibis, he must notify the gardai within 14 days. Defending solicitor Bobby Eagar, applied for legal aid on behalf of Mr Treacy and the court granted that two counsel be assigned given the volume and time span of the charges. Mr Treacy was released on his own bond of €500 having surrendered his passport to the State and undertake not to apply for any new documents.An application to impose reporting restrictions on naming the accused man was refused by Judge O’Kelly because of the antiquity of the charges and the fact that the alleged injured parties are no longer minors. Linkedin Print Facebook Twittercenter_img Advertisement Email WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsFormer Christian Brother faces trial on indecent assault chargesBy admin – November 28, 2012 660 last_img read more

Justice Deepak Gupta : An Uncompromising Judge

first_imgColumnsJustice Deepak Gupta : An Uncompromising Judge Siddhartha Dave, Senior Advocate9 May 2020 3:28 AMShare This – xThe average tenure of a Judge of the Supreme Court of India (the Court) is about four years. If a Judge has more than five years, he/she would definitely retire from the front courts (Courts 1 to 5); be a member of the collegium – determine who is elevated to the Supreme Court; if sitting in the first three courts, the person would also have a say in who becomes a High Court judge…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe average tenure of a Judge of the Supreme Court of India (the Court) is about four years. If a Judge has more than five years, he/she would definitely retire from the front courts (Courts 1 to 5); be a member of the collegium – determine who is elevated to the Supreme Court; if sitting in the first three courts, the person would also have a say in who becomes a High Court judge anywhere in India. If it is the average tenure, the person would preside for about two years and retire, probably, from Court 7 or 8. Justice Deepak Gupta had just over three years (February 2017 to May 2020) in the Supreme Court. He retired on 6th May 2020. Before Covid -19 brought life to a standstill, he was sitting in Court 11. In the normal course of things not many would notice the retirement of a Judge with such a short tenure. Yes, the retirement would be mentioned by lawyers in their daily talk over coffee or lunch; they would ask each other if they were going to attend the farewell at 4 P.M. in the lawns of the Court. But then these are not ordinary times and Justice Gupta was not an ordinary Judge. His retirement, during the isolation times, was spoken about and discussed by lawyers on Whats App groups, phone calls and chats. There was much discussion with the common refrain of being cheated, sadness and glum. Cheated at having been robbed of two precious months in which they would have had opportunities to appear before him. Sad because they could not be physically present to bid adieu to him. And glum because they knew he was irreplaceable. But what made Justice Gupta such an extraordinary judge? How did he manage to gather accolades, acclaim, and even love from the lawyers in just three short years? Surely, there had been other judges who had retired after being in Supreme Court for many years (some even 8 years)! They had held high offices. Their retirement came and life went on as usual for lawyers who did not miss the retired judge at all. It is difficult to answer what made Justice Gupta extraordinary. One can list the various judgments he authored each more brilliant than the other. But that is expected of a judge of the Court. One can state that he was popular, therefore, the perception of extraordinary.That would not be correct since there have been other judges who have been popular with the Bar but none so extraordinary. If one was forced to state a reason, it could be said that he was extraordinary because he was just himself: an earthy, down to earth individual who was not fascinated by the cherry coloured chair he sat upon; who decided cases by applying a robust common sense, threads of which he closely wove into his golden heart. Cases in his court were decided without any bias either in favour or against an issue or person. Lawyers were patiently heard – the ones with lesser number of years at the Bar were heard more patiently, counselled and even given time to prepare if not too well prepared. The ones with more standing were asked tough questions but always with an open mind, which was open to persuasion, open to debate, open to changing the mind. One can accuse this write up being a panegyric; quite typical of various farewell speeches one hears at retirement of judges. It would have been true but for the empirical proof of the affection, which the lawyers had for Justice Gupta. At the virtual farewell organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) many logged in to hear him speak. On the day of the farewell, constant reminders were sent by friends to one an another about it with the link. Due to a technical glitch, initially, the number of lawyers was restricted to 100. But complaints poured in and an active and energetic President of SCBA quickly switched platform so that many more could log in. And the number easily crossed 500. Justice Gupta spoke from his heart with honesty and affection. It touched lawyers to know that his father died when he was still in school and that his mother brought him and his siblings up as a single parent. The stories of his growing up years in Shimla, the acknowledgment for the people who helped him reach the peak of his career, the sacrifices he had had to make, left many with tears in their eyes. The common thought running through their minds – he is human like us and does not pretend to be anything else. Of the many qualities that Justice Gupta possessed, courage was the most visible and outstanding. It was displayed during hearings in court. Being a judge who believed in the rights of citizens, he always stood as a wall between the government and the citizens. He never shied from chiding the governments for transgressing the rights of the citizen. It did not matter to him what was at stake – be it crores of rupees or thousand kilograms of heroin – if there was a wrong done by the government, a citizen of this country deserved justice and in Justice Gupta’s court he would surely get it. Vague arguments, as governments often make, of impact on society or there being too much at stake were all thrown out of his court. The Supreme Court was a court for guarding the rights of the citizen and not protecting the trampling upon by the government. It can be said that Justice Gupta really came into his own when he started presiding over a Bench. For the first year or so, he sat with one other judge and that Bench took up Public Interest Litigation (PIL) relating to environment. Many, regular practitioners, did not have a chance to appear before him since such matters have the lawyer for PIL petitioner and the government on the opposite side. Once freed from that Bench, he started presiding over a Bench. It is then that tales of how good Justice Gupta were narrated in the corridors of the Court. Lawyers would mention the facts of the case and then go to describe the outcome. Soon those experiences were shared by many other lawyers. Well before his retirement, Justice Gupta was mentioned as one of the best in the Court by all sections of the lawyers. Justice Gupta is human and, therefore was not perfect. He could cut a lawyer short if he was wasting the time of the court. It was done tersely with little patience. During hearings he could tell a counsel that he/she was woefully unprepared and it was not expected of the person. But those matters ended there. He did not carry anything against the counsel the next time the person appeared. It was the facts of the case and the arguments advanced which would determine the outcome of the case. As a judge, he was a true discipline of law. He was eager to decide matters. He did not have a favourite area of law. The cases that were allotted to him, were heard and decided. Complicated questions, which required to be settled were given due time and efforts made at his own end to lay down the correct proposition of law. Lawyers hardly sought adjournments in his court; there would be a clamour amongst them to have their cases heard and not adjourned. The many decisions that he rendered fill the reports will live on. But appearances and interactions with him in the courtroom will be fondly missed by all. The way Justice Gupta lived his judicial life can be best summed up in the words of the revolutionary poet Makhdoom Mohiuddin: “Hayat le ke chalo, kainat le ke chalo Chalo to sare zamane ko sath le ke chalo” (Walk along with life, march with the universe When you walk, take the entire universe with you)Views Are Personal Only.(Author is Senior Advocate at Supreme Court of India) Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Baseball Preview: Major League Baseball 2015 predictions

first_imgAL MVP: Jose Abreu, White SoxNL Cy Young: Gerrit Cole, PiratesAL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez, MarinersNL Rookie of the Year: Jung-ho Kang, PiratesAL Rookie of the Year: Dalton Pompey, Blue Jays Division winners:NL West: DodgersNL Central: CardinalsNL East: NationalsWild cards: Pirates, PadresAL West: MarinersAL Central: White SoxAL East: Red SoxWild cards: Tigers, AngelsWorld Series: Red Sox over Nationals• MORE BASEBALL PREVIEW: Check out our entire 2015 baseball preview sectionMARK WHICKER, COLUMNISTNL MVP: Anthony Rizzo, CubsAL MVP: Jose Abreu, White SoxNL Cy Young: Madison Bumgarner, GiantsAL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez, MarinersNL Rookie of the Year: Joc Pederson, DodgersAL Rookie of the Year: Dalton Pompey, Blue JaysDivision winners:NL West: DodgersNL Central: CardinalsNL East: NationalsWild cards: Giants, MarlinsAL West: MarinersAL Central: White SoxAL East: YankeesWild cards: Angels, RoyalsWorld Series: White Sox over Nationals• MORE BASEBALL PREVIEW: Ways to get around Dodgers TV stalemateJ,P. HOORNSTRA, DODGERS BEAT WRITERNL MVP: Matt Kemp, PadresAL MVP: Mike Trout, AngelsNL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw, DodgersAL Cy Young: Taijuan Walker, Mariners NL Rookie of the Year: Joc Pederson, DodgersAL Rookie of the Year: Daniel Norris, Blue JaysDivision winners:NL West: DodgersNL Central: Pirates NL East: NationalsWild cards: Cardinals, PadresAL West: MarinersNL Central: RoyalsNL East: OriolesWild cards: Angels, Red SoxWorld Series: Mariners over Nationals• MORE BASEBALL PREVIEW: Can Kershaw extend brilliance into postseason?CLAY FOWLER, REPORTERNL MVP: Yasiel Puig, DodgersAL MVP: Josh Donaldson, Blue JaysNL Cy Young: Jordan Zimmerman, NationalsAL Cy Young: Chris Sale, White SoxNL Rookie of the Year: Kris Bryant, CubsAL Rookie of the Year: Rusney Castillo, Red SoxDivision winners:NL West: DodgersNL Central: PiratesNL East: MarlinsWild card: NationalsAL West: AngelsAL Central: White SoxAL East: Blue JaysWild card: OriolesWorld Series: Dodgers over White SoxROBERT MORALES, ANGELS BEAT WRITERNL MVP: Yasiel Puig, DodgersAL MVP: Mike Trout, AngelsNL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw, DodgersAL CY Young: Felix Hernandez, MarinersNL Rookie of Year: Jorge Soler, CubsAL Rookie of Year: Rusney Castillo, Red SoxDivision winners:NL West: DodgersNL Central: CardinalsNL East: NationalsWild cards: Pirates, GiantsAL East: Red SoxAL West: AngelsAL Central: TigersWild cards: Mariners, RoyalsWorld Series: Dodgers over Red SoxVINCENT BONSIGNORE, COLUMNISTNL MVP: Giancarlo Stanton, MarlinsAL MVP: Mike Trout, White SoxNL Cy Young: Matt Harvey, MetsAL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez, MarinersNL Rookie of the Year: Joc Pederson, DodgersAL Rookie of the Year: Dalton Pompey, Blue JaysDivision winners:NL West: DodgersNL Central: CardinalsNL East: NationalsWildcard: Mets, CubsAL West: AngelsAL Central: TigersAL East: Red SoxWildcard: Royals, OriolesWorld Series: Cardinals over Red Sox Who will win the World Series this year? Who will be named Most Valuable Player? Our staff of baseball writers and columnists make their predictions for the upcoming season.• MORE BASEBALL PREVIEW: NL West team-by-team capsulesTOM HOFFARTH, COLUMNISTNL MVP: Giancarlo Stanton, Marlinscenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Crabs ground B52s

first_imgJack Enger, normally a relief pitcher for the Humboldt Crabs, made his first start of the season and delivered a complete game shutout against the visiting Humboldt B52s to lift his team to a 5-0 victory at the Arcata Ballpark Wednesday night.With the win the Crabs (34-10) move to 3-1 on the season against the B52s after going 1-2 against their cross town rival a year ago.Enger muffled a B52s (26-11) battery on Wednesday which had looked unstoppable after putting up 11 runs the night before. …last_img

South Africa BRICS Business Council to host a Mid-Term Meeting

first_imgThe South African chapter of the BRICS Business Council will host the group’s Mid-Term meeting in Johannesburg, Montecasino’s Pivot Conference, on 3-4 April 2019.  The meeting will also mark the handing over of the rotating chair of the Council to Brazil.The two-day meeting will be held under the theme “BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution”.The meeting will be attended by approximately 300 delegates, government leaders from the BRICS member countries, including the economic bloc’s captains of industry and domestic and international opinion makers.Delegates will participate in the nine working groups in areas of:Infrastructure;Manufacturing;Financial Services;Energy and Green Economy;Skills Development;Agri-Business;Digital Economy;Regional Aviation; and,Deregulation.During the announcement of the newly constituted South Africa BRICS Business Council in March, council chairperson Busi Mabuza said: “We are looking forward to assisting in ensuring that the Working Groups are representative and inclusive of business organisations as well as relevant business entities and that they actively articulate business sector and organizational interest, in the interest of furthering trade and investment objectives of the nation.”She also said: “We believe that this is pivotal to the success of the BRICS Business Council’s mandate”. ENDS.MEDIA ENQUIRIES:Tshepo IkanengMobile No: 0795738283RSVP : [email protected] / [email protected] by Brand South Africa on behalf of the South Africa BRICS Business Council.last_img read more

Who can work on your farm?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Emily G. Adams, Ohio State University Extension Educator, Coshocton County, OhioThe 2018 hay baling season has arrived and, for some farms, that means more labor than usual is required to get all the jobs done. That labor may include your own children or grandchildren. Today we’ll take a look at what the law allows and also consider what types of jobs kids are capable of handling from a developmental standpoint.One great reference to guide these considerations are “Youth on the Farm: What Type of Farm Work Can They Perform” by Peggy Hall and Catherine Daniels in the OSU Agricultural and Resource Law Program. Another very helpful publication is Penn State Extension’s “Children and Safety on the Farm.”The law treats the children you hire differently depending on their relationship to you. If you hire your own child or grandchild, Ohio and federal law allows you to have the child do any type of job, including agricultural jobs that are categorized as hazardous. However, if you hire a student, neighbor, friend, niece, nephew, cousin, etc., then there are very specific rules about the jobs they can perform according to their age.A 16 or 17 year old that you hire may perform any type of farm job, including those that are considered hazardous. If you hire a 14 or 15 year old, who is not your child or grandchild, then they may not perform hazardous jobs. There is an exception if they hold a certificate for tractor operation or machine operation from 4-H or agriculture education/ vocational agriculture training.It is helpful to define was types of jobs are considered hazardous according to the state and federal law. These tasks include:Operating a tractor with over 20 PTO horsepower, or connecting or disconnecting an implement or any of its parts to or from such tractor.Operating or assisting to operate the following: grain combine, hay mower, forage harvester, hay baler, feed grinder, crop dryer, forage blower, auger conveyor, power post-hole digger, trencher or earthmoving equipment, fork lift, or power-driven circular, band, or chain saw.Working on a farm in a yard, pen, or stall occupied by a bull, boar or stud horse maintained for breeding purposes, a sow with suckling pigs, or a cow with a newborn calf with umbilical cord present.Felling, bucking, skidding, loading, or unloading timber with a butt diameter of more than six inches.Working from a ladder or scaffold (painting, repairing, or building structures, pruning trees, picking fruit, etc.) at a height of over 20 feet.Remember that injuries often occur when children are doing something that is beyond their abilities. This includes mental, physical and emotional abilities. Physical readiness must certainly be considered when assigning tasks to youth, but reasoning and cognitive ability are even more important if a dangerous situation suddenly arises. Few children under the age of 14 can anticipate or handle danger.And finally, the best way to establish safe habits in the youth that work on your farm is to model safe habits. I’ll leave you with this quote today from James Baldwin, “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”last_img read more

The Value of Linked Open Data [Infographic]

first_imgPeople still know little about data visualization, much less how to access data to turn it into a visual experience.A post on provides a thorough perspective about the value of Open Linked Data for visual creators.The post explains the Semantic Web and Linked Data. To show the connection, Peter Gasner adds the concept of Open Data as a third pillar for visual creators.Open, Linked Data has clear licensing terms and it can be easily linked to other data sets. He created an image to show how open Linked Data is represented. You can see that it is a small amount of the overall data we have available. The light blue data represents what is open. Dark blue is open and linked. Tags:#Analysis#cloud#cloud computing Related Posts What is available open Linked Data. Wikipedia provides open Linked Data as does like have started to provide Open Data as a central, searchable catalog, often with the option of accessing the data through APIs, which makes it a lot easier to consume the data, as it doesn’t have to be transformed, combined and prepared for a program to use. With this central catalog in place, it is now possible to go a step further and start transforming this data into a huge Linked Open Data set that is accessible to everyone. The issue is with the data itself. It can often be of poor quality, making it difficult to use for visual creators.There are several ways to make sure data is open and linked:The data is freely accessible and verifiable.It can be accessed by other people and turned into other works.The data is connected to other databases.Knowledge is built into the database so more people can work with it.There are more examples but this gives a picture of what is meant by open linked data. alex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

How To Reverse Engineer Your Startup

first_imgHow to Get Started in China and Have Success Many of today’s most successful businesses got their start without an apparent business model in mind (I’m looking at you, Facebook). But while drifting around for years as a free service without a clear path to profits might work for some businesses, it’s not a road that’s going to lead most startups to a good place.That’s the clear message from Dave Lavinsky advocates in his new book Start at the End: How Companies Can Grow Bigger and Faster by Reversing Their Business Plan. A serial entrepreneur who has started multiple companies, both Web and product-focused, Lavinsky is now cofounder of Growthink, a consulting firm that claims to have helped more than 500,000 entrepreneurs identify opportunities and grow their businesses. His reverse engineering approach has useful lessons Whether your business is just getting off the ground or in the early years of startup evolution.Essentially, Lavinsky told ReadWrite, smart entrepreneurs start by defining the goals they want to achieve and working their way backward to arrive at the steps necessary for success. You might think you’ve already defined your goals, but Lavinsky is looking for much more detail than the vague goals created when businesses are formed.Stereo Vision StatementsStart by creating two vision statements:One customer-focused (which most of us are familiar with)One from a business perspective, which is what sets Lavinsky’s ideas apart.This vision includes not just your general business goal (Selling your company? Going public? Creating a business that spans three generations?), but also the financial metrics and business assets you’ll need to achieve that goal. In other words, if you want to sell your business, how much do you want to sell it for? $40 million? Then what are the financial metrics (dollar revenues, percent market share, dollar EBITDA, financial health ratios, etc.) that will get you there?Once you’ve determined these visions, Lavinsky shows you how to assess the opportunities available to you; set annual, quarterly and monthly goals and milestones; and track your progress.Pivots Are Part Of The ProcessLavinsky is well aware that the road to success is rarely smooth, and you might need to pivot before you hit your goal. “There are several roads you can take to your destination,” he says. “Pivoting is about choosing the best road for you and your company.”When you pivot, Lavinsky explains, you’re changing your business model based on feedback from your customers and your market. “Because the new model is based on actual market data – as opposed to the “hunch” you had when you launched your company – it’s more likely to resonate with customers and yield more success than your previous business model.”Sounds good, but how do you know when it’s time to pivot? “If you’ve been ‘spinning your wheels,’ then it’s time to pivot,” says Lavinsky. “If you’re continuing to work on your business and try new things, but without realizing the results you want, at some point, you need to come to the conclusion that either you’re not executing properly, or your business model is flawed.” In the former case, it’s time to bring someone in to help you execute; in the latter, it’s time to pivot.Start at the End details several methods for identifying possible pivots and picking the best one for you, including:SO Analysis: identifying your strengths and opportunities. “You’re only going to build a great business if your business plays to your existing strengths, so make sure it does,” explains Lavinsky.Ansoff Matrix: the Ansoff Matrix helps determine the best new opportunities to pursue. Most important, it shows that any new opportunity targeting your current market (since you know and understand those customers) has a higher likelihood of succeeding.Judge vs. Market Criteria: “When selecting a pivot, make sure the market is ripe for it,” cautions Lavinsky.Pivoting is not something to take lightly, and you can’t do it every month, Lavinsky warns. “You need to pivot wisely and dedicate your company to pursuing it for a set period of time-perhaps six months or more.”If you decide pivoting is right for your business, you need to adjust your business plan accordingly. “Most importantly, in your plan, determine how you will execute on the pivot, such as who will be responsible for what tasks and goals.” It’s also crucial to establish weekly, monthly and quarterly goals and milestones, Lavinsky says, and to constantly gauge your performance against these milestones.Good Stuff At The EndPerhaps not surprisingly, one of the most useful sections of Start at the End comes near the end. “Multiplier Tactics” offers real-life approaches to turbocharge your business. My favorite example? The woman who had never worked in her late husband’s business until he left it to her, but then doubled its profits in a year by asking the managers to do more of the 5 things that worked best and less of the 5 things that worked least.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Related Posts What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… rieva lesonskycenter_img China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Tags:#StartUp 101#startups last_img read more

NBA: Curry to pick Dubs teammates if picked as All Star game captain

first_imgView comments Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kyrie Irving on opening night showdown vs. Cavs: ‘There’s no pressure at all’ LATEST STORIES NCAA: San Beda sends Letran to 3-way tie for 4th seed Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)The 2018 NBA All Star game will feature some drastic changes this year, particularly with  the abolition of the Eastern versus Western Conference format, in favor of two captains picking teams.READ: NBA changes All-Star Game format; captains will pick teamsADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday00:50Trending Articles02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight With the top two vote-getters getting the power to choose its pool of players, fan-favorite Stephen Curry shared who he will pick, if the honor goes to him.“Probably one of my teammates,” the two-time league MVP told ESPN’s Chris Haynes. “Until you run out of those options, then you gotta figure it out.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith the Golden State Warriors’ roster filled to the brim with talented players, Curry will have plenty to choose from, with the likes of Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green all expected to be a part of the festivities.“If I’m the one picking, no. It’s fun. It’s a different type of setup and a different look, especially on the court,” he explained. “And you mix up the conferences and the different lineups you can get out there.” But if the “baby-faced assassin” won’t be able to pick some of his guys, he certainly knows the wide array of talent available—especially with the exciting new format.“There’s been All-Stars for years, and the past six years probably certain lineups and notable guys that have been playing together in the Western Conference and the Eastern Conference, and now you can switch it up a little bit,” he said.“From a fan standpoint, I know that should be a huge storyline just to see who’s playing with who and even like what they name the teams, the jerseys, the whole setup is going to be a different look, so it’s going to be fun.”The 2018 NBA All Star weekend will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on Feb. 18.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Baniqued caps off fruitful IronKids stint with tightest triumph yet

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ginebra halts NLEX’s unbeaten run LATEST STORIES MOST READ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress “It was a very close competition all throughout. Knowing that it’s a close fight, I knew I had to have a little more energy for the finish because if it’s close, I knew I have to sprint. But I was confident because of my training and I had enough trust on myself that I can win,” he said.Seeing how his fellow competitors have closed the gap, Baniqued noted that the tight ending in three of the past four IronKids is a good indication for the youth.And as he moves on to new endeavors, the four-time IronKids champion gave a word of advice to his fellow upstarts.“Never underestimate your competitors. You just have to continue training because if you stop, they will catch up to you,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetcenter_img View comments Baniqued was tested like never before, with fellow upstart triathletes hot on his heels from the get-go.The 14-year-old had a crowd with him after finishing the swim course in 5:55, but slowly gained a bit of a lead with his 17:51 time in the bike course to establish a lead against contenders Clifford Pusing and Adrian Thomas Dionisio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWhat he didn’t expect was a huge fightback from Joseff Miguel Quirino, who made up for a one-minute differential and gave Baniqued a run for his money with the photo finish ending.Still, Baniqued gained the edge by a mere millisecond for a time of 38:50. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Juan Francisco Baniqued. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Bidding the IronKids goodbye, Juan Francisco Baniqued knows that he’s leaving the 14-and-under circuit in good hands.“My career was very good. It was very fun and I’m very happy to be part of the IronKids,” he said Saturday morning after claiming his fourth win in the 2017 Alaska IronKids at Shangri-La Mactan here.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Gameslast_img read more