Newspaper editor released after eight days

first_img Organisation NigeriaAfrica Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures February 25, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor released after eight days Follow the news on Nigeria News RSF_en to go further NigeriaAfrica Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn of Al-Mizan editor Musa Muhammad Awwal’s release on 22 February and urges the authorities to stop harassing him. His family was never told why or where he was being held after the State Security Service arrested him on 14 February.—–19.02.2013 – Newspaper editor held illegally againReporters Without Borders firmly condemns Al-Mizan editor Musa Muhammad Awwal’s illegal detention since his arrest without a warrant by heavily-armed security operatives five days ago. Neither his family nor his colleagues know why he was arrested or where he is being held.This is the second time Awwal has been detained illegally in the past two months. He was held without being charged for week in December after his newspaper accused the authorities of carrying out illegal arrests in their drive to combat Islamist terrorism.“Without worrying about legal considerations, the Nigerian military and security authorities are trying to intimidate the press into regarding their human rights violations as off-limits,” Reporters Without Borders said.“This cannot go on. We call for Awwal’s immediate release and we urge the authorities to give public undertakings that journalists will not be arrested when they raise questions about the activities of the security services.”Witnesses say Awwal was arrested at his home in the north-central city of Kaduna at 3 a.m. on 14 February by members of the State Security Service (SSS) and Joint Task Force (JTF), who seized his computer and mobile phone. The security operatives said they were acting on orders from the capital, Abuja, where the security services have their headquarters.Awwal and an Al-Mizan reporter were detained by the SSS for eight days in December shortly after the newspaper ran a story accusing the JTF, a special unit created to combat terrorism by the Islamist group Boko Haram, of detaining 84 people illegally.Nigeria is ranked 115th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. January 28, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms News February 8, 2021 Find out more June 10, 2021 Find out more Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigerialast_img read more

Dundon seeks judicial review of Geoghegan murder amid taping allegations

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Linkedin WhatsApp Twitter Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement TAGSfeaturedgarda tapingjohn devaneJohn Dundonprison recordings center_img by Andrew Carey | [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up CONVERSATIONS had by convicted murderer John Dundon and his legal team at both garda stations and prisons, alleged to have been recorded by the associated State authorities, will make up the application for a judicial review of the conviction for the murder of innocent rugby player Shane Geoghegan.Speaking in Limerick, Dundon’s defence solicitor John Devane said that he would be seeking the review as telephone conversations in garda stations, including Henry Street, were recorded. He is also alleging that conversations at various prisons were also recorded.The gangland figure was sentenced to life in prison after he was found guilty of the murder of the 28-year-old Garryowen rugby player on November 9, 2008.John Dundon, 30, from Hyde Road in Limerick, was convicted last year and given the mandatory sentence to life in prison, but now his legal team instructed by Mr Devane will set about having the case reviewed and the circumstances surrounding the taping allegations.“While I sympathise with the Geogheghan family obviously. I certainly believe that John Dundon’s telephone calls and consultations were listened to both inside in the garda station and I would go so far as saying also his telephone calls in the prison and to his previous solicitors and also to me,” said Mr Devane.“I am looking at a number of high profile murder cases and I am also looking at some other matters including a couple of rape maters and matters where people have been convicted – I have always believed in the wrong – of IRA membership,” he added.In the wake of the surprise retirement of Martin Callinan from the position of Garda Commissioner amid the prolonged garda sagas, Mr Devane said that the recording of telephone conversation in garda stations was “disgraceful” and said John Dundon’s case would be high on his list of priorities.“I know that prison calls are always recorded and evidence has been gleamed and used in the past even in objections to bail for certain other people because of telephone calls made from the prison to other family members.“It’s an absolute disgrace and to say that the Commissioner didn’t know about that I believe is like the organ grinder not knowing the music that he is playing ….I believe that the current Minister for Justice should do as Commissioner Callinan did and fall on his sword,” he added.The high profile legal aid solicitor has said that he is reviewing a number of cases with counsel that he says were “interfered with” and added that senior garda warned him before that his own phone was being “monitored”.“This is an absolute disgrace. Whatever about my telephone being monitored, I’m not silly enough or stupid enough to advise a client of issues that might be of a sensitive nature over my telephone. But to think that the guards can monitor a conversation that might take place over a telephone or in a garda station is an absolute disgrace,” he said.Mr Devane concluded that he has “suspected for a long, long time and when advising people I have often had to write down my instructions to people so that they would follow rather than saying them out and letting the guards hear the advice I was giving or the answers that I was getting to the questions I was putting to the client.“I have had to write my instructions to the client. That is dreadful in this country where there are laws to protect the citizens against this type of eaves dropping. Watergate eat your heart out!” he added. Email No vaccines in Limerick yet NewsBreaking newsCrime & CourtDundon seeks judicial review of Geoghegan murder amid taping allegationsBy Staff Reporter – April 2, 2014 864 First Irish death from Coronavirus Facebook Previous articleBeauty and her BeastieNext articlePublic urged to continue support for gardai Staff Reporter Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

Fed Report Shows Stagnant Real Estate Market

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago March 2, 2017 1,615 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Beige Book Federal Reserve Home Prices Home Sales Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Staff Writer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Beige Book Federal Reserve Home Prices Home Sales 2017-03-02 Staff Writer Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fed Report Shows Stagnant Real Estate Market Home / Daily Dose / Fed Report Shows Stagnant Real Estate Market Subscribe Previous: Carson Secures HUD Secretary Position Next: Industry Reacts to New HUD Secretary The economy grew at a modest level in January, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report on Wednesday. Retail sales and manufacturing increased at a moderate level, and home construction and home sales saw moderate growth in most of the 12 districts.Rising economic activity did not seem to affect the housing market much, as some districts report little to no change in home prices during the month. The Dallas and San Francisco districts reported steady but strong home prices. Dallas reports a strong labor market with increasing wages, alongside several other districts.The New York district reported low or stagnant real estate markets, but in suburban areas such as around New York City, home sales picked up during January. Upstate New York experienced some strong sales activity and rising prices within a tight inventory.Although the Minneapolis district had a relatively weak month in commercial real estate, particularly in commercial construction, the residential real estate market picked up a little. Residential construction in Minneapolis-St. Paul and Sioux Falls saw significant improvement over last year, and Fargo additionally saw a slight increase.Sales as a whole were down in the Boston area, but despite this, optimism going into 2017 is “overwhelming”, according to Beige Book contact from Boston. In the Boston district, Maine saw a record number of home sales, and Rhode Island saw record numbers for the month of December. Pending sales in the district were also up. A Beige Book contact in Rhode Island noted that as prices rise, more people will see gains in home equity which will give them more freedom to move”.Overall, the Beige Book reports that home prices are on a steady rise in most districts, though several districts note low inventories of existing homes. Lending activity stayed steady for the most part, with some slight increases. Businesses generally are to the rest of the year optimistically.Read the entire Federal Reserve Beige Book for March here.  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Court budget hangs in the balance

first_imgCourt budget hangs in the balance As special session looms Court budget hangs in the balance Senior Editor With a base budget of about $280 million, the Florida court system sought about $11 million in new funding from the Florida Legislature this year.With a special budget session looming, it appears only a fraction of that will be approved by the House and the Senate, and there’s an additional danger the legal system could permanently lose $26 million in court trust funds that had been set aside to help pay for a constitutional amendment mandating the state pick up more trial court expenses. The money was used by the state last fall to help make up a $1 billion budget shortfall.One dramatic example of the difference between what the Supreme Court requested and what the legislature is willing to give is the number of requested new employees. The court asked for 186.5 new positions. The last Senate budget has 34, while the House had, depending on how it’s counted, 18 or 19.“A number of those [unapproved positions] dealt with the oncoming Revision 7 [that will see the state take over more of the trial courts’ funding] and was an attempt on the court’s part to begin to address some of the needs in those counties that don’t have a lot of resources,” said Deputy State Court Administrator Lisa Goodner. “The legislature, of course having just been through a massive budget cutting exercise, was not in a mood to fund a lot of additional positions, period, especially since they had to take so many off line.”A notable reduction in what the court requested and what lawmakers are likely to approve is the number of new judges. The Supreme Court certified 49 new judges — two DCA, 34 circuit, and 13 county judges — and 62 support staff positions. That cost was expected to be $6.6 million (for half a budget year — the positions were slated to start in January).The most recent version of the Senate budget had a total of 29 positions, 12 of them judicial, with a budget of $1.7 million. The House had 19 positions, nine of them judicial, and a budget of $861,465. (Part of the difference is the House and Senate started the new positions later in the budget year than did the Supreme Court.)The Senate package calls for eight new circuit judges, two DCA judges, and two county court judges, while the House has nine circuit judges.Both, however, have included in their budgets $423,780 for a lease to relocate the Tampa branch of the Second District Court of Appeal at the new Stetson University College of Law Tampa campus. (See story to the right.)Both also had $40,000 to upgrade security at the Supreme Court.Generally, the Senate was willing to spend a bit more on courts than the House. The Senate included in its proposed budget $75,000 for facilities maintenance at the Supreme Court, $325,000 to improve court computer network operations, $132,891 for maintenance projects at the Fourth and Fifth DCAs, $100,000 for sexual predator conflict cases, $983,084 and two new positions for implementation of Revision 7 to help set up the finanical infrastructure needed when the state picks up trial court costs in two years, $175,000 for workload increases at the Judicial Qualifications Commission, and $350,000 to implement unified family courts. The House budget has no money for any of that.The House did, though, appropriate $760,000 to restore funding to drug courts cut in last fall’s special budget session. The Senate had no money in that line item, but proposed $105,932 and two full-time positions for drug court programs in the Third and Sixth circuits. The House also had $582,351 for foster care review programs in Miami-Dade, Marion, Manatee, and Duval counties, while the Senate had $375,000 for that — monies that were cut in last fall’s special budget session.The House would also cut one human resources position for the courts and provide $386,902 to privatize those services. The Senate budgeted no money for that, and cut no positions. Denied Court Requests Not funded in either budget were many court requests, including:• $87,000 and two new positions for the guardian ad litem program in the Ninth Circuit.• $1 million for 18 new general master positions.• $541,448 and nine new positions for judicial case management.• $677,367 and 12 new positions for capital case staff attorneys to help judges handling death penalty trials.• $511,697 and six positions for chief court deputies to help with trial court administration.• $508,027 for nine new trial court staff attorneys to help judges.• $683,828 and 13 positions for trial court infrastructure to improve operations.• $305,000 for projects to improve access to courts for persons with disabilities.• $91,114 and one new position for the Justice Teaching Institute. The $26-Million Question One major budget difference — which could have ramifications for the next two years when the legislature struggles to come up with as much as $500 million to take over more funding of trial courts from the counties pursuant to a 1998 constitutional amendment — is the handling of the Article V Trust Fund.According to Goodner, the fund was set up to help counties pay for court-related costs — such as court reporters and conflict public defenders — and begin the transition to the state paying more of those costs.But for the 2001-02 budget, Gov. Jeb Bush vetoed many of the projects, saying he wanted to begin building reserves for when the state must assume those greater expenses. That, according to the constitutional amendment, must be no later than July 1, 2004.But when the budget crunch hit last fall, lawmakers noticed that the trust fund had $26 million in it and no specified appropriations. So they used that money to pay court costs that otherwise would have come from general revenues, and used the savings to help patch up a $1-billion hole in the budget. They also promised to restore the trust fund later.The Senate budget replaces that money, while the House doesn’t. The House also passed legislation, which was not taken up in the Senate, to do away with the Article V Trust Fund, as well as the family court and court education trust funds, with those operations being funded from general revenues in the future.Goodner said court funding will be a major issue for the next two years, as the legislature must address the funding shift, and it is too major of a change to leave to the 2004 session.Next year, court and legislative staffers will be laying the groundwork, explaining the operations and funding of the trial courts and exploring where the money will come from when the state picks up its new financial obligations.“The attorneys in the state need to understand that issue and understand how important that is to their practices — that Revision 7 be implemented in such a way that it doesn’t impair the operations of the courts,” Goodner said.As this News went to press, the legislature was expected to have a special session to pass a state budget sometime later this month. May 1, 2002 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

Catch’er if you can

first_imgThere is definitely something about the state of Wisconsin that students from the West Coast find so appealing. There has to be, because no less than seven out of the 16 members of UW’s softball team are from the Golden State.So what draws these Californians to the Badger state? Could it be the comparable dairy production of the two regions each year? Unlikely. Or is it the familiar, mild, Mediterranean climate that reminds them of home? Probably not. Maybe it’s the early-stage frostbite that can be experienced walking to class throughout the winter that makes Wisconsin so inviting.In any case, the recruiting pipeline that UW seems to have into California softball is paying dividends, in no way more so than in junior catcher Joey Daniels.Daniels, who hails from Oakley, Calif., was a third-team All-Big Ten selection last year, and along with outfielder Sam Polito, was named Wisconsin’s Co-Offensive Player of the Year after hitting .322 with 23 RBI.”Joey is the heartbeat of the team,” assistant coach Barbara Sherwood said. “She’s the field general, and she brings so much heart to the game.”Daniels is hitting .240 on the year, but if history is any indication, it won’t stay under .300 for long. Last year, when the temperature outside started warming up, Daniels’ bat followed suit. She had an eight-game hitting streak from April 10-23 and amassed 14 hits in the team’s final 14 games.”She brings a steady bat, and she brings defense,” Sherwood added. “She’s just an all-around good player for us.”The Badgers went 3-2 at last week’s UTEP Invitational in El Paso, Texas, and besides the hitting clinic that was put on by junior outfielder Katie Hnatyk (11-for-14, 4 HR), the other bright spot was Daniels going yard in back-to-back games against Northern Colorado and Buffalo.”We had a winning record,” Daniels said of the weekend, “but it wasn’t our best weekend. We can do better, and we will.”After weeks of practicing indoors, getting back on the dirt has been a welcome change, as UW stands with a record of 6-4 so far this season playing last week in Texas and before that in Arizona.Position players often experience a difficult transition each spring, going from picking up balls against a white ceiling to finding them in the sun, but Daniels says the transition for catchers is decidedly easier.”I don’t think it’s as hard [to adapt] for me as it is for the infield and outfield,” Daniels said, “but it’s an adjustment for everybody.”Daniels has certainly had to make her fair share of adjustments during her career at UW. She has progressed from the inexperienced freshman catcher who split time at third base to the stalwart rock that can always be counted on to dictate the pace of the game from behind the plate.”I’ve definitely improved the most at blocking [pitches in the dirt],” Daniels said. “Coach Sherwood has helped me out a lot.”Along with blocking, Daniels’ other defensive totals continue to rise. As a freshman, Daniels managed to throw out only two base runners. As a sophomore last spring, she gunned down 16 of them.With so many softball players from the same part of the country, this crop of Badgers has a kind of camaraderie that is not often seen at a Division I level, and that isn’t lost on Daniels.”The majority of us have been together for a while,” Daniels said. “This team has really grown together.”So what does Daniels think it is about Wisconsin that is so welcoming?”I don’t know,” Daniels said. “The campus is just really nice, and the people here are nice — it’s just a different atmosphere.”last_img read more

Tottenham v Swansea line-ups: Spurs trio return, Davies dropped, one Swans change

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesKieran Trippier and Moussa Sissoko return to Tottenham’s starting line-up for the visit of Swansea to Wembley.Ben Davies drops to the bench as Tripper replaces Serge Aurier at right-back and Sissoko comes in for Mousa Dembele in three changes from the side that beat Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in midweek.Dele Alli also returns as Aurier and Dembele take places among the substitutes, as does Fernando Llorente, who came on for his Spurs debut in the 3-1 group-stage win, and fellow summer signing Juan Foyth, who is yet to make an appearance.Mike van der Hoorn replaces Leroy Fer in Swansea’s only change from the team that lost at home to Newcastle. Loan signing from Bayern Munich Renato Sanches starts again despite a disappointing debut against the Magpies.Tottenham: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen; Dier, Sissoko; Son, Alli, Eriksen; KaneSubs: Vorm, Aurier, Foyth, Dembele,Davies, Winks, LlorenteSwansea: Fabianski, Naughton, van der Hoorn, Fernandez (C), Mawson, Olsson, Clucas, Sanches, Carroll, Ayew, AbrahamSubs: Nordfeldt, Rangel, Roque Mesa, Fer, Routledge, Narsingh, Bony Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

All at sea with Seta?

first_imgSkills development has been identified as a key requirement for economic growth in South Africa, and for the economic empowerment of the previously disadvantaged majority.As a result, the Skills Development Act (1998) provides a framework for the development of skills in the workplace. Amongst other things, the Act makes provision for skills development by means of a levy-grant scheme, and the establishment of 27 sector-specific Sector Education and Training Authorities – or Setas – to administer the scheme’s funds, and manage the skills development process. What is a Seta?The Setas were established in March 2000 and are responsible for the disbursement of training levies payable by all employers in the country. Setas replace and extend the work of the old industry training boards and are accredited by the South African Qualifications Authority.Each separate economic sector has one Seta. There are 27 Setas which cover all work sectors in South Africa, including government sectors. The members of Setas include trade unions, government and bargaining councils from appropriate industries.Within its own sector, a Seta must develop and implement a skills development plan, be responsible for quality control and pay out development grants. They are responsible for about R2.5-billion each year.Part of the objective of the Setas is to ensure that the skills requirements of the various sectors are identified, and that the adequate and appropriate skills are readily available. They are required to ensure that training is of the appropriate quality, meets agreed standards as laid out by the national framework, and caters for the training needs of new entrants to the labour market as well as the currently employed work force.The Setas are also responsible for a learnership programme and the implementation of strategic sector skills plans. They have discretionary funds, drawn from their levy income, that can be used for projects designed to assist in the achievement of sector priorities, including the design and implementation of learnerships.The 27 Setas each renew an MoU with the Department of Labour on an annual basis.What do I have to pay?A compulsory skills-development levy was introduced on 1 April 2000, payable by employers who are registered with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) for employees’ tax purposes, or by employers with an annual payroll in excess of R250 000. The levy rate is 1% of the total payroll, and the collection of the funds is administered by SARS.How are the funds disbursed? The levies paid to SARS are put in a special fund. 80% of the money from this fund is distributed to the different Setas and the other 20% is paid into the National Skills Fund. The Setas then pay grants to employers who appoint a Skills Development Facilitator. The National Skills Fund funds skills development projects that don’t fall under the Setas. How do I get my Seta to work for me? Appointing a facilitatorIn order to be eligible for grants, an employer must appoint a Skills Development Facilitator who can be a full-time or part-time employee or contracted consultant.The facilitator is responsible for the development and planning of a company’s skills development strategy. This will include the development and implementation of an annual workplace skills plan and the submission of an annual training report. He or she also serves as a resource to the employer with regard to the criteria required for accreditation of courses, skills programmes and learnership development.Once a facilitator has been appointed, employers can develop the skills of their staff, and reclaim the funds for doing this in three ways:Workplace skills planIn the first year of the levy-grant scheme employers can recover in grants a minimum of 50% of the levy they have paid. The grants, referred to as grants A, B, C and D, have certain conditions that must be adhered to.For the appointment and registration of a Skills Development Facilitator – Grant A – employers will be able to recover 15% of the levy they have paid. The appointment of a facilitator is necessary before applications for Grants B, C and D will be considered.Grant B: An employer will be able to recover 10% of the total levy payment for preparing, submitting and obtaining approval from the appropriate Seta for a workplace skills plan.Grant C: An employer will be able to recover a further 20% of the total levy payment by preparing and submitting an annual training report based on the approved workplace skills plan.Grand D: Each Seta makes available grants to the equivalent of 5% of the total levy payment by the employer for specific sector skills initiatives. The criteria will be made available by the employer’s relevant Seta.Learnerships 140 learnership programmes have been developed by the Setas, ranging from basic entry level to post professional levels. If employers agree to embark on learnership programmes they will be able to access a cash grant from their Seta as well as a tax incentive. Every time an employer signs up a learnership agreement they can claim R25 000 offset against taxable income. When the recognised phase of the learnership has been completed they can claim an additional R25 000 against taxable income.Strategic grantsSetas are eligible to provide additional grants to companies for developmental or special skills training, for example, in the area of HIV/AIDS and adult basic education and training. Tell me more about the National Skills Fund…The National Skills Fund is administered by the department of labour. It is made up of 20% of the total skills levy paid by employers and is used to address significant national skills priorities.Funds are allocated through a range of funding windows. The National Skills Authority provides advice on each window and the criteria to be used to determine the allocation of funds.The principal funding windows deal with strategic projects, social development initiatives, innovation and research, and a bursary programme to support students to study in areas of scarce skills.Nineteen strategic projects to the value of R1.3-billion were approved over a three-and-a-half-year period by the minister of labour in 2002.Where can I find my Seta? The government has contact details for all 27 Setas online.For more see:SA Labour BulletinDept. of LabourParalegal advice websiteBackground documents, regulations and other reporter Want to use this story on your website? See Using material.last_img read more

Donovan Mitchell, Jazz send Cavs to 8th straight loss

first_imgUtah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell (45) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers’ Jordan Clarkson (8) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Donovan Mitchell scored 18 points and the Utah Jazz dominated the second half, sending the Cleveland Cavaliers to their eighth straight loss with a 117-91 victory on Friday night.Cleveland (8-31) has the worst record in the NBA, with four of the losses in the streak coming by 20 or more points.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TIP-INSJazz: Mitchell didn’t score until late in the second quarter on a drive to the basket. … Utah, making the second stop on its four-game road trip, won’t return home until Jan. 9 against Orlando.Cavaliers: Sexton, taken with the No. 8 pick in the draft, turned 20 years old Friday. … G Patrick McCaw was given a turnover when his pass sailed close to teammate Jalen Jones, who was walking to the scorers table to check into the game.TRADE PARTNERSThe teams made two deals in 2018. Korver, who played on two NBA Finals in Cleveland, was dealt to Utah for Burks. The deal followed a trade in February that saw Hood join the Cavaliers for Crowder.Korver, who played parts of three seasons with Cleveland, got a big ovation when his picture was shown on the scoreboard during a timeout. Hood had 12 points Friday night.ANOTHER INJURYMatthew Dellavedova missed the game with a sprained left foot. The backup guard, acquired from Milwaukee on Dec. 7, has provided a spark off the bench for the struggling team. Dellavedova is averaging 9.3 points and shooting 49 percent in 11 games.UP NEXTJazz: Visit Detroit on Saturday. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Kyle Korver, acquired from Cleveland in November, was fouled shooting a 3-pointer and made all three shots. Crowder hit a 3-pointer and Utah led 81-71 going to the fourth quarter.Utah’s blitz continued in the fourth on an assortment of 3-pointers and layups that sent fans heading to the exits early.The Cavaliers opened the second quarter with a 14-2 run, sparked by 3-pointers from Rodney Hood, Alec Burks and Channing Frye, and led 45-36. Mitchell scored nine points in the final four minutes, including a 30-foot jumper and Utah trailed 49-48 at halftime.The Cavaliers have struggled all season. Tyronn Lue was fired as coach after four games and Cleveland began the season 0-6. All-Star forward Kevin Love had left foot surgery on Nov. 2, playing in only four games. Love has been cleared to begin some basketball activities, but no timetable has been given for his return.The win was Utah’s first in Cleveland since a 109-100 victory on March 5, 2012.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heat go over .500, top Wizards View commentscenter_img Cavaliers: Host New Orleans on Saturday. LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Jazz trailed by one at halftime, but outscored the Cavaliers 69-42 in the second half and built a 34-point late in the game. Utah placed eight players in double figures.Jae Crowder, acquired from Cleveland last season, scored 16 points. Ricky Rubio, who was listed at questionable with a sore left foot, added 15 while Rudy Gobert had 12 points and seven rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionAlec Burks scored 17 points and rookie Collin Sexton had 13 for the Cavaliers.Cleveland led 64-61 midway through the third quarter, but Mitchell’s 3-pointer tied the game and began a 20-7 run to end the period. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openinglast_img read more

WWE: Charlotte Flair eager to fight champion Asuka

first_imgWWE women division’s star Charlotte Flair hopes to fight the champion Asuka, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce very soon, she said in a conversation with the Metro.Charlotte has recently made a shift from Monday Night Raw to SmackDown Live in the Superstar Shake-Up post WrestleMania 33.The Queen, in the most recent episode of Smackdown Live, challenged Naomi for the women’s championship but couldn’t win the game due to interference.Still to face a few stars in her WWE career, Charlotte said, “There’s three girls that I really hope come up soon. Obviously the champion Asuka, but personally I know Billie Kay and Peyton Royce really well and I think they’re ready and would make a great addition.”WWE has recently made an announcement that they will be holding a women’s tournament later in the year.last_img read more