Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “If I see them in the summer and they say hi I’ll say hi. I won’t go out of my way to say hi.”LeBron’s eye feels betterThe Warriors can put themselves halfway to their third title in four seasons with a home win on Sunday in the best-of-seven championship series.Green also poked Cavaliers star LeBron James in the right eye during the game, blurring his vision in the first half of a 51-point performance, the highest scoring NBA Finals effort in a losing cause.Green said the Warriors will attack James harder in game two.“Force. From the beginning of the game. We didn’t start with much force,” said Green. “You have to set the tone you want to set. (Mine is) collision. It’s fine. It’s the best part of the game.”James said his eye has improved with medication and time although it looks worse now than it did on Thursday.“It’s better. It doesn’t look better, but it feels a lot better,” James said. “It’s just going through a stage right now of recovering.“I’m taking my medication that I’ve been given by the doctors. My eye drops and my antibiotics to help me with the recovery as fast as possible.”Green said he wasn’t dancing to taunt Thompson but “shaking pom poms” and added, “people were talking. I talked back.”“Them suspending somebody else don’t make me feel good. I don’t want anybody to get suspended. That does nothing for us or to me.” Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Unwritten rule China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? “We’re trying to win a championship. Emotions should be involved,” Green said. “If your emotions aren’t involved you should go sit down somewhere and ponder what the hell life is for.”Thompson was whistled for a flagrant foul and ejected with 2.6 seconds to play in overtime. When Green taunted him, Thompson shoved the ball in his face on the way to the locker rooms, teammates of both preventing a greater confrontation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe league reviewed the incident and fined Thompson $25,000 for not quickly leaving the court but did not suspend him and reduced the level of the foul.“They made a good decision. I’m playing so I’m happy. I’m glad I’m able to play with my teammates and not watching on TV,” Thompson said. “The NBA has got to do what they’ve got to do with fines. I did what I had to do in terms of talking to the NBA. They made the right call by letting me play.”Thompson said he had no regrets about anything he did, adding, “I thought I walked off pretty quickly. I got an early shower.”Thompson said physical play and intense emotions are inevitable from teams playing in a fourth consecutive final, an unprecedented feat in North American sport.“When you’ve been to four straight finals you start out not liking each other. In any playoff series you get irritated. for us it’s in game one,” Thompson said.“It’s competitive. Of course, we’re going to get irritated with each other. But it’s not going off the court, at least not for me.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors exchange words in overtime during Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018, in Oakland, California. AFPOAKLAND, United States — Golden State’s Draymond Green plans more force and emotion in Sunday’s second game of the NBA Finals while Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson is ready to match him despite nearly getting suspended.The instigators in a last-seconds altercation in Golden State’s 124-114 opening victory promise the fireworks are far from over.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Thinking back to his own one-game ban from the 2016 NBA Finals for multiple playoff flagrant fouls after striking James in the groin, Green said, “I don’t think it’s a double standard.”NBA ‘bruisers’ will bangThompson said he expects if more trouble comes, he and Green will be in the middle of it.“Draymond doesn’t get underneath my skin. It doesn’t bother me at all. It makes him look crazy,” Thompson said. “I know he’s going to try to find ways to provoke me. I’ve got to stay locked in.“It’s the finals. It’s about toughness and playing hard. As the enforcer for my team and Draymond for his, if it had to be two players, it would probably be us. If we’re going to bump heads, it would be the two guys who are the bruisers.” /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
…as wharf continues to rapidly deteriorateWeeks after being instructed by the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) to write the Public Infrastructure Ministry requesting emergency support to rehabilitate the Charity Marketing Centre Wharf, Regional Executive Officer Rupert Hopkinson said he is yet to do so. During the last RDC meeting, Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt asked Hopkinson to again write Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson on the importance of Government’s intervention, noting that emergency works are needed to fix the piles on which the massive concrete structure rests.When contacted on Saturday, Hopkinson said the situation remains the same and he is yet to write to the Minister requesting Government’s assistance. He did not relate when he would dispatch the letter but did say that the region cannot afford to undertake a project of such magnitude.Business owners in the region are contending if mechanisms are not urgently put in place to save the 38-year-old facility, the entire structure would soon collapse into the Pomeroon River, taking with it millions of dollars in goods and other valuables, not to mention priceless lives.The waterfront is an important hub for many to ply their trade throughout the week, while thousands of customers utilise the services that are being offered. Businesses housed inside the Charity Marketing Centre serve residents in the far north corners of Guyana, and if this building should collapse due to negligence, great financial losses would be incurred as well as deprivation of much needed services.About a year ago, a study was done by local engineers, who recommended immediate replacement of all the piles upon which the structure rests. An examination of the underside of the structure reveals that all the piles are seriously rotted and only a few are providing support to the building.During a visit to the wharf earlier this year, Regional Chairman Ramdatt told this publication that the region had, last August, communicated with the Public Infrastructure Ministry about the structure and the urgency for remedial work to be conducted thereon.At the moment, the green heart pillars supporting the wharf are rotten and shaking; and despite repeatedly being cautioned, over 30 folks continued to vend on the wharf.“We have gotten reports that heavy-duty trucks are driving on top the structure. The structure, as it is, cannot withstand weight, and it can very well collapse. We have been educating persons about this, but still reports indicate persons are driving on it in the nights,” the Regional Chairman had explained.During interviews, many vendors declared that they depend on vending to support their families, and have called on the relevant authorities to take their plight into consideration. The Charity/Urasara Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) placed bars in an effort to block vehicles from traversing the wharf, since the situation was too dangerous.