LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the basket against Shaun Livingston #34 and Matt Barnes #22 of the Golden State Warriors in the first quarter in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017, in Cleveland, Ohio. Barnes pleaded guilty Tuesday, June 27, 2017, to disorderly conduct but avoided jail time following a December incident at a New York nightclub. AFPNEW YORK, United States — Golden State Warriors forward Matt Barnes pleaded guilty Tuesday to disorderly conduct but avoided jail time following a December incident at a New York nightclub.Barnes was ordered to perform 10 days of community service and allowed to do the work in California. He was given until August 29, the next hearing date, to complete the work.ADVERTISEMENT During Golden State’s playoff run to the NBA title, Barnes came off the bench to appear in 12 games, totaling nine points, nine rebounds, seven assists and two steals.Charges came from an early morning incident involving Barnes when he was a member of the Sacramento Kings and former Kings star DeMarcus Cousins.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutVideo footage obtained by police appeared to show Barnes as the assailant of three people, with two women reported being choked by Barnes. Another man who ran to aid one of the women was sucker-punched.Cousins was accused of delivering the punch but was recently cleared of wrongdoing by police. View comments Fil-German Standhardinger named to Gilas team set for SEA Games What ‘missteps’? LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 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 World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire A civil suit has been filed against Barnes and Cousins by plaintiffs Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend MOST READ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppA Sweet T’s restaurant worker was attacked and hospitalized after two masked men entered the restaurant demanding cash.Both men fled the scene before the police arrived. The woman was treated for her injuries and released. Also, police report that a home under construction was broken into and nine rolls of paint steel and a gallon of gas were stolen … and a home in Five Cays lost a television set, a DVD player and a cell-phone at the arms of robbers. The Police is also investigating a Malicious Damage to Property incident in the Long Bay area, where it was discovered that the wires in a breaker box were cut.
Consumer ad pages fell for the ninth out of 10 quarters since the Publishers InformationBureau began reporting on a quarterly basis in mid-2007, according to the group’slatest figures, released late Friday.During the third quarter 2009, pages fell 26.6 percent compared to the same period last year. Estimated ad revenues for the third quarter closed at $4.53 billion, down 18.6 percent.Ad pages increased 0.1 percent increase during the final three months of 2007, according to PIB. Through the first nine months of 2009, ad pages dropped 27.2 percent compared to the same period in 2008. Estimated ad revenue, meanwhile, decreased 20.3 percent to $13.66 billion.Of the 12 advertising categories tracked by PIB, Food & Food Products saw an increase in ad pages—3.9 percent compared to the same period last year. Automotive (-46.1 percent) and Financial, Insurance and Real Estate (-43.1) continued to see the biggest ad page losses.“Those gains [in Food and Food Products] suggest that marketers are adjusting their approach to economic conditions, for example, by trying to appeal to consumers who are choosing to dine and entertain at home,” Magazine Publishers of America executive vice president and CMO Ellen Oppenheim said in a statement.Fiften magazines during the third quarter reported ad page declines of 50 percent or greater. U.S. News & World Report—the former newsweekly that went to biweekly then to monthly circulation—saw the steepest declines, falling 91.2 percent to 27 ad pages, compared to 305.93 during the same period last year. Sport Fishing saw ad pages fall 73.6 percent and Sound & Vision’s pages fell 61.1 percent during the period.National Geographic Kids was the biggest gainer during the period, with pages increasing 76.3 percent. Rounding out the top three were AMI’s Country Weekly (42.5 percent) and Family Circle (31.5). Other notable gainers include Saturday Evening Post (22.8 percent), Scholastic Parent & Child (16.8), OK! (13.5), The Week (12.8) and Life & Style (8.4).Through the third quarter, U.S. News & World Report saw pages decline 75.6 percent. A number of boating magazines also had a difficult first nine months, including Power Cruising (-85.3 percent), Boating Life (-63.1), Power & Motoryacht (-56) and Boating (-50.6).In October, Condé Nast shuttered four magazines which all saw significant losses through the first three quarters: Cookie (-18.2 percent), Elegant Bride (-39.2), Modern Bride (-24.2) and long-running Gourmet (-44.4).The biggest gainers through the first nine months included Country Weekly (18 percent), OK! (15.5) and Family Circle (15.4).
Dharwad building collapsetwitterThe death toll in the Dharwad building collapse in Karnataka has risen to seven with reports coming in that 12 college girls, along with several others, are still trapped under the debris even after 48 hours of the tragedy.The incident took place at Kumareshwara Nagar in the district on Tuesday and nearly 100 people were reported to be trapped in the rubbles. Now the question that arises is – with the nation facing Lok Sabha elections, is this incident being forgotten?It is felt that the issue has not been given the importance that it deserves or is being ignored by the mass despite the negligence of the contractors and local authorities.What led to the collapse?According to reports, the collapse took place due to a weak foundation of the commercial complex and the use of substandard material for the construction of the four-storied building in a 60×80 plot. The building was under construction from the past two years.The building is owned by Congress leader and former Karnataka minister Vinay Kulkarni’s father-in-law Gangadhar Shintre, Mahabaleshwar Shivappa Puradagudi, Basavaraj Demappa Nigadi and Ravi Basavaraj Sabarad. The first and second floor of the building was already rented out.Police have filed an FIR under section 304 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the building owners.Rescue operationsThe local police and fire personnel had initiated the rescue operations. On Wednesday, another team of 110 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officers from Ghaziabad were deployed to Dharwad and did the rescue operations along with 45 Bengaluru NDRF personnel.The rescue operations are being jointly conducted by NDRF and State Disaster Relief Response (SDRF). A total of 54 people have been rescued and seven bodies have been retrieved.The deceased are identified as Ashit Hiremath (28) from Dharwad, his father Mahesh Hiremath (62), Shivashakti Colony, Hubballi, Salim Makandar (35) of Hubballi, Maboobsab Raichur (48), Mehboobsab Desai (55) of Hubballi and Aslam Sheikh (50).College girls trapped in the rubbleThe officials received information from Prakash Kudatarkar who runs a cyber café in the building that 12 girls from the north Karnataka region and his son Anup were feared trapped under the rubble, reported Deccan Herald.Officials also said that during the rescue operations, they could hear some girls calling out for help. Due to the thick concrete slabs that had fallen on the girls, it took the team nearly five hours to gain access to the girls from under the debris after clearing the slabs.The rescuers had provided the girls with water and glucose in the morning through an opening, but the tension heightened as time went by as they could no longer hear any voices from the trapped girls.The government reaction Revenue Minister RV Deshpande meets the victims of Dharwad building collapsetwitterThe Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy tweeted about the tragedy and the rescue operations, “The rescue work at Dharwad building collapse site is on. I spoke to the Revenue Minister who is on site and the DC and took stock of the progress in rescue operations. I have told the Chief Secretary to make a detailed inquiry into the accident,” he said. He will visit the spot on Thursday.Karnataka Revenue Minister RV Deshpande said that an enquiry will be conducted over the incident and stern action will be taken against the guilty. Those injured will be treated free of cost.
On behalf of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, Awami League leaders place wreaths in memory of the martyrs of the 21 August grenade attacks at Bangabandhu Avenue, Dhaka on Wednesday.Photo: Hasan RazaRuling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the ‘mastermind’ of 21st August grenade attack Tarique Rahman will be exposed for the highest punishment.“We’ve the opportunity to go to the higher court and we will fight for the highest punishment of Tarique Rahman,” he told newsmen after placing wreaths at the memorial erected on the spot of the grenade attacks at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital paying homage to the martyrs.Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said the then Harkat-ul-Jihad leader Mufti Hannan in his statement said that they carried out the attack after getting order from Tarique Rahman.“All of the masterminds of the killing would be exposed to trial,” he added.Awami League general secretary and the road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader. File PhotoThe AL leader further said the gruesome grenade attack, on 21 August 2004, was launched on an anti-terrorism public rally of the Awami League at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital during the rule of BNP-Jamaat alliance to eliminate the party top leader and the then opposition leader in Jatiya Sangsad and now prime minister, Sheikh Hasina.“For blessings of the Almighty, our leader and Bangabandhu’s daughter prime minister Sheikh Hasina escaped the carnage,” Quader said, adding the trial of the masterminds of the heinous attack will be held in this soil and the people of the country are waiting to see it.He said, “The promise of the day is that we will face terrorism and fundamentalism in the country’s politics under the dynamic leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina.”
Texas Department of Criminal Justice 00:00 /00:55 Share X Listen In 2018, after a years-long lawsuit, the state of Texas installed air-conditioning at the Wallace Pack prison southeast of College Station, as part of a settlement with inmates. But within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system, there are just 29 facilities with air-conditioned beds. TDCJ spokesman Jeremy Desel said the other facilities have some air-conditioning in designated respite areas.“That includes having unit-based command centers that are activated during and National Weather Service deemed heat emergency,” he said.The Lychner state jail in Humble is one of those facilities without air-conditioned beds. The facility 20 miles northeast of Houston can house more than 2,000 inmates.“The Lychner state jail, it’s on our list as a partially air-conditioned unit, which means there are respite areas, education areas, chapel areas, those sorts of places that are air-conditioned,” Desel said.This year, state lawmakers considered a bill calling for a study on reducing the air temperature in TDCJ facilities. The bill did not pass, but Texas Criminal Justice Coalition policy analyst Douglas Smith said it’s significant that it was heard by a committee. “To my knowledge, there’s never been a hearing on air-conditioning or temperature standards inside of Texas prisons,” Smith said. “It’s something that people have talked about, but to my knowledge no one’s offered that bill and gotten that bill to a point where it can be debated in a committee.”Smith said one obstacle to air-conditioning prisons is the high cost. “I don’t see the Legislature ever willingly allocating those types of funds. There needs to be further success in the courts,” he said. “There needs to be something that forces the Legislature to act and go ahead and allocate those funds.” As of the 2019 legislative session, the state now requires TDCJ to file an annual report to lawmakers on temperature complaints from inmates. They are not required to report the temperatures inside prison cells. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:
Listen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3u When the Chicago White Sox recently played a four game series with the Orioles in Baltimore, a Chicago media personality decided to tweet out an incredibly distasteful “joke” referencing the death of Freddie Gray. The reaction from social media (including me) was swift and decisive. In this age of ubiquitous social media, how do we combat what seems like the inevitable ignorance of some at the expense of many? We’ll ask our experts. That story and much more, coming up this evening on A FRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.
On Nov. 5, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the First Tabernacle Beth-El, 401 New York Avenue, NW will be hosting its Community Youth Empowerment Workshop in partnership with Deeds of Kindness Outreach Services. Youth of the community are encouraged to come out and share their thoughts on today’s issues of police brutality, the 2016 education, Black Lives Matter, and protests (i.e. Colin Kaepernick). This event is free to the public and refreshments will be served. Due to the nature of issues being discussed, youth 10 years old and up are encouraged to attend; youth nine years and under are welcome with adult supervision. For more information, visit eventbrite.com.