Sri Lanka fight back by grabbing early wickets against India

first_img seventh five-wicket haul Earlier, Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma picked up a seventh five-wicket haul in Test cricket to help India bowl out Sri Lanka for 201 after India made 312 in their first innings. Sharma, who along with Stuart Binny rattled Sri Lanka’s top order, finished with 5-54. Sri Lanka lost six wickets for only 47 runs and were facing the prospect of a follow-on when Kusal Perera scored 55 on his Test debut and shared a 79-run stand for the seventh wicket with Rangana Herath, to carry Sri Lanka past the mark. Herath made 49, and Sri Lanka’s total was helped by tailenders Prasad (27) and Tharindu Kaushal (16). Perera’s resistance came after his last specialist batting partner, Lahiru Thirmanne, was out and Prasad had left the field temporarily with an injured hand. Perera batted in his usual attacking style and scored his runs off 56 balls, including nine boundaries. Upul Tharanga (4), Kaushal Silva (3), Dimuth Karunaratne (11), Dinesh Chandimal (23), and captain Angelo Mathews (1) were all out before lunch. Resuming the day on 292-8, India opener Cheteshwar Pujara carried his bat through the first innings to finish unbeaten on 145. Pujara, brought in to replace injured Murali Vijay, faced 289 deliveries in his knock and hit 14 boundaries. He and Mishra (59) had shared a 104-run eighth-wicket stand after India lost seven wickets for just 180. Sri Lankan seam bowler Prasad took 4-100, while spinner Herath took three wickets. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP): Sri Lanka seam bowlers Nuwan Pradeep and Dhammika Prasad fought back with three early wickets as India closed day three of the third Test at 21-3 yesterday. India went into the second innings with a 111-run lead – 312 to 201 – and are now 132 runs ahead of the hosts. A total of 15 wickets fell on the third day on a lively Sinhalese Sports Club pitch that assisted seam bowling. Prasad struck with the second ball of India’s second innings to dismiss first-innings centurion Cheteshwar Pujara with no score on the board. Pradeep bowled Lokesh Rahul (2) and trapped Ajinkya Rahane lbw for four, as India went from 2-2 to 7-3. Captain Virat Kohli (1) was undefeated with Rohit Sharma (14) when rain forced an early close of play. Pradeep returned bowling figures of 2-6. “There is a big chance to win, because we have them three down,” Perera said. “The morning session is crucial for us. If we get two or three wickets, there is a good chance.”last_img read more

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British’s Kempton racecourse may close

first_imgLONDON (AP):The racecourse that stages one of Britain’s premier jump races could be closed as part of a plan to invest US$610 million into the sport over the next decade.The Jockey Club said it has submitted the estate at Kempton Park, the course in southwest London where the King George VI Chase is run every year on December 26, for consideration following a call for more housing in the area.If the plan is approved, Kempton will be closed no earlier than 2021. It would mean a new all-weather venue being built – potentially at Newmarket, the home of British horse racing – while the Jockey Club would request that the King George chase be staged at nearby Sandown, which has previously held the race.The Jockey Club said Kempton Park will be redeveloped only if the move generates in excess of £100 million of investment, which will contribute to the planned £500 million being invested in the sport in Britain.Roger Weatherby, senior steward of the Jockey Club, said in a statement that the proposals are for the “long-term good of British racing.”last_img read more

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5 reasons to give badminton a try

first_imgNational Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal 1. Burn caloriesAs the fastest racquet sport in the world, badminton can definitely work up a sweat! And although you might not be as fast as two-time Olympic champion Lin “Super” Dan, a game of badminton will still get you moving and your heart rate up. Even a moderately intense workout can help prevent cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks and stroke as well as reduce your risk of obesity and diabetes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’2. Reduce mortality riskA large-scale study published last year looking at over 80,000 British adults also found that racquet sports such as badminton, tennis and squash are some of the best for lowering risk of death, with those who enjoy a game on the court benefiting from a 47 percent reduction in their mortality risk than those who do no exercise at all. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay LATEST STORIES China reports first death from mystery pneumonia outbreak PLAY LIST 00:52China reports first death from mystery pneumonia outbreak01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles View comments Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ 3. Boost eye healthA 2013 study from Russia found that playing badminton could help boost eye health. The two-year study found that many children stopped wearing glasses within just two months after taking special badminton lessons three times a week. The findings, from the National Badminton Federation of Russia, even helped put the sports on the country’s sports curriculum.The research also found that the sport could be beneficial to adults who spend too much time working in front of a computer screen, and that badminton’s effect in strengthening eye muscles showed some impressive results.4. Get some fresh airLike other racquet sports such as tennis, badminton is great to play outdoors in the summertime. Getting out into nature and soaking up some vitamin D can also bring additional health benefits, including improved mental health and a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and autism thanks to topping up vitamin D levels.ADVERTISEMENT What’s in store for your animal sign this year Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Cignal HD wins back-to-back D-League titles Badminton can be a great sport to try in summer as well as providing a range of health benefits. Image: simonkr/IStock.com via AFP RelaxnewsWith the Badminton World Championships 2017 currently taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, until Sunday 27 August, you might be feeling inspired to pick up a racquet and give the sport a try.Here we round up five reasons why getting out on the court can not only be fun, but also give your health a boost.ADVERTISEMENT Just remember to also wear sunscreen and seek the shade when you need it to avoid a risk of sunburn, and possibly skin cancer.5. Be more socialA badminton match with friends is a great way to socialize, which has health benefits of its own as well as making sport more fun. Spending time with friends can help to stave off loneliness, depression, reduce the risk of an early death, and help to reduce stress levels, which can also lead to further health problems. JBRELATED STORY:After loss, Aussie Olympian binges on fast foodSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datulast_img read more

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San Beda knocks out Jalen Green, FilAm Sports to advance to NBTC semis

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Kath Arado sees bright future in ‘unique’ rookie libero Jennifer Nierva Guarding Jalen Green, the no.1-ranked high school prospect in the United States, was the toughest of jobs for anyone in the tournament but Ynot rose to the challenge and boy did he rise.Green willed FilAm Sports to a 92-90 lead with 58.1 seconds left but Ynot fought back with two easy layups and a massive block on the highly-touted prospect to seal the victory for the Red Cubs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I’m speechless, I would just like to thank the Lord for the blessings He’s given us,” said San Beda head coach Manu Inigo in Filipino. “I saw the players’ efforts especially on the defensive end.”Ynot eventually finished with 16 points, four rebounds, and two blocks but it was Rhayyan Amsali who lead the way for the Red Cubs with 25 points, nine boards, and three assists. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title FilAm Sports vs San Beda Red Cubs. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—San Beda did what was once considered unthinkable and ousted FilAm Sports from title contention with a 98-91 stunner in the Fantastic Eight of the 2019 NBTC National Finals Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.FilAm Sports was favored to get into a finals rematch with National University but the Red Cubs had other plans—especially little-known forward Tony Ynot.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Waiting for San Beda in the Fearless 4 on Friday are the Bullpups who blasted Colegio de San Juan de Letran 96-71.Terrence Fortea had 21 points while Carl Tamayo added 13 points and five rebounds for NU.The Bullpups, who are also the reigning champions in the UAAP, are entering the semifinals with an absurd average winning margin of 59.7 points.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Govt’s Cultural Advisor wanted by police for questioning

first_img… dodges CID ranks on “torching” threat to Guyana Times/Evening News/TVGGovernment Advisor on Culture, Ruel Johnson, is wanted by the Police for questioning in relation to threats he made to “torch” the Sanata Complex, which houses most prominently, the Guyana Times newspaper, Television Guyana (TVG) and Radio Guyana Inc 89.5.Government Advisor on Culture, Ruel JohnsonCommander of A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Clifton Hicken told Guyana Times that Police ranks visited Johnson’s office at the Education Ministry on Wednesday afternoon to haul him in for questioning, but he was not there. However, Johnson claimed to be in his office and on his Facebook page mocked “a senior Police Commander whose detectives apparently can’t find a fairly large man in a relatively small office.”Education Minister,Dr Rupert RoopnarineAlso Crime Chief Wendall Blanhum told this newspaper on Wednesday that an investigation has been launched into the matter following a report filed with the Police by the Head of Security of the media group.Blanhum explained that the security personnel will provide a statement on the incident after which other persons including Johnson will be questioned.Johnson, who is also a Director of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL), which publishes the Chronicle, on Monday called for the torching of the Sanata Complex as a “united Guyanese protest”.Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine has already pledged to seek an explanation from his advisor about his threats as they are “not reflective of the Government or its views”.Asked to comment on the matter on Wednesday, President David Granger posited that the Education Minister already dealt with the Government advisor.However, Johnson took to social media boasting that Dr Roopnaraine did not engage him on the issue.Commander of A Division Clifton Hicken“I saw my boss last night after he came into office after a Cabinet meeting. He asked for his flash and I wished him happy birthday…,” he commented.On Monday, the Cultural Policy Advisor posted the comments on his social media page – which also included a call for the destruction of the recently implemented but controversial parking meters. He stated: “Here’s my idea for a united Guyanese protest against impunity and tenderpreneurship – go break down all the parking meters and then proceed to torch the Sanata complex.” Johnson explicitly made the connection between the Sanata Complex, QAII, its owner and the media group consisting of the Guyana Times newspaper, Television Guyana (TVG) and Radio Guyana Inc (89.5) which would all be torched.The Guyana Press Association (GPA) also weighed in on the matter. GPA President Neil Marks said such a serious allegation should be reported, adding that the organisation will wait for the outcome of any probe stemming from the report.In Chapter 8:01 of Guyana’s Criminal Law (Offences) Act, Title four, Section 35, the charge of ‘Attempt, incitement and threat’ applies to “Everyone who, in any case where no express provision is made by this Act, or by any other written law for the time being in force, for the punishment thereof, attempts to commit, or incites or attempts to incite any other person to commit any felony not punishable with imprisonment for seven years or more, or any misdemeanour, under this Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and liable to imprisonment for one year.”In Section 36, the Act goes on to cite that in cases where the felony cited incurs imprisonment of seven years or more, the act of incitement carries imprisonment for two years.According to the laws of Guyana, arson is an indictable offence usually carrying a minimum sentence of three years and a maximum of five years.This is not the first time that Johnson has made discriminatory and inciting comments on social media about provoking violence. In 2016, Johnson was lambasted by Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira for a similar outburst, and she called on Education Minister Roopnaraine to terminate Johnson’s contract.According to Teixeira, Johnson does not have an understanding of the role his position has in shaping society and is reckless in his statements. She had pointed out that the Constitution of Guyana speaks to the issue of anti-discrimination and noted that a person who holds the responsibilities of culture must be sensitive to Guyana’s multicultural nature.Meanwhile, only last year, East Bank Essequibo resident Bibi Safora Salim, who used social media to issue threatening and derogatory statements against President David Granger, was charged, placed on bail and then tried by the courts. Unlike that case, which was dismissed because there was no specific offence committed, according to the Magistrate, in this instance, incendiary threats to 5520 followers to “torch” specific premises presented a clear and present threat.Similarly, Tameshwar Beekham, a self-professed A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change supporter, was charged and fined after he issued death threats on social media against the life of former President and Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo and other parliamentarians of the People’s Progressive Party.last_img read more

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GAWU takes Govt to court over 50% severance

first_img…demand full payment owed to 4283 workersSix months after Government paid out only 50 per cent of severance payment to several categories of sugar workers, the legality of this move is being challenged by the workers’ union – the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers (GAWU) – which is calling on the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) to pay all monies owed to its dismissed employees.Rose Hall estateIn legal documents seen by Guyana Times on Wednesday, it was observed that the 4283 workers attached to the Skeldon, Rose Hall and the East Demerara Sugar Estates are calling for their full severance payments.Earlier this year, sugar workers whose severance packages were $500,000 or less were paid in full under a supplementary budgetary provision of $1.931 billion in an effort to provide severance packages to the fired workers. However, workers earning more than that specified amount were paid half of their severance and do date, Government still owes workers the money. This outstanding payment is at the centre of the civil case.In the legal documents, it was outlined that the redundant workers were to receive their redundancy allowance/severance payment no later than December 29, 2017, which was in keeping with the letter of Section 21 of the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act (TESPA). The legal team, which is led by Attorney Anil Nandlall, stated that the over 4000 workers were paid only a portion of their severance payments.The lawyers highlighted that even while this was ongoing, GuySuCo transferred all of its assets for those three estates under the Finance Minister to the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) as per notice published in the Official Gazette (Extraordinary) of Guyana on December 30, 2017.Lawyers also observed that GuySuCo has been collateralised as security for a $30 billion loan that it has or is borrowing from commercial banks. The attorneys are seeking an order from the court to direct the respondents –GuySuCo and NICIL, their officers, servants and agents – to “pay forthwith to the said 4280 employees of GuySuCo – and members of the Applicant, all severance or redundancy payments or allowances due, owing and payable under the provisions of TESPA. They are also seeking costs. The matter comes up for hearing on July 20, 2018, at 13:45h, before Justice Fidella Corbin-Lincoln, at the High Court. Apart from Nandlall, Manoj Narayan, Sasha S Mahadeo-Narayan, Rajendra Jaigobin and Anuradha Deodasingh are all representing the applicants in this case.It was in January that People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo announced that his party was ready to fund any legal challenge that sugar workers would bring against Government for their full severance. At that time, he pointed out that separate severance payments are “illegal” and called for the Government to follow the law in its entirety.The issue of 50 per cent severance came in a presidential address to the National Assembly read by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo at the January 10, 2018, sitting of the National Assembly. The coalition Government closed all, but the Albion, Blairmont and Uitvlugt estates which was not in keeping with a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the industry that recommended no closures. However, Government has long held out that the “re-organising” of the sugar industry was necessary since the billions of taxpayers’ dollars have been expended to aid the ailing sector.Since the closure of the estates the Government has been heavily criticised for not having a clear direction to steer the terminated workers. In fact, many observers had called for the Administration to conduct social impact studies before such decisions are taken. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

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U.S. careful about Iran evidence

first_imgGovernment officials familiar with the dossier’s documents and slides, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the materials still were classified, said they make a compelling case about Iranian actions in Iraq. Dossier details role Among the evidence the administration planned to present are weapons that were seized over time in U.S.-led raids on caches around Iraq, said one military official. Other evidence includes documents captured when U.S.-led forces raided an Iranian office Jan. 11 in Irbil, a city in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq about 220 miles north of Baghdad, this official said. In that raid, the U.S. captured five Iranians. They included the operations chief and other members of Iran’s elite Quds Force, which is accused of arming and training Iraqi militants. Tehran said it was a government liaison office and called for the release of the five, along with compensation for damages. The dossier also details Iran’s role in providing Iraqi fighters with the “explosively formed penetrator” devices that can pierce the armor of Abrams tanks with nearly molten-hot charges. One intelligence official said the U.S. is “fairly comfortable” that it knows with some precision the origin of those Iranian-made explosives. While traveling in Europe on Friday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that serial numbers and markings on explosives used in Iraq provide “pretty good” evidence that Iran is providing either weapons or technology for militants there. Gates did not how the U.S. knows that, and officials in Washington declined comment. A senior U.S. government official said Saturday that members of Congress were shown proof in December. “I’m convinced from what I’ve seen that the Iranians are supplying and are giving assistance to the people in Iraq who are killing American soldiers,” said independent Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut. The evidence in the dossier also includes what is known about Iranian efforts to train Iraqis in making bombs, using firearms and other military skills. But officials described internal disagreement about how closely Iranians can be linked to the training: Is there an Iranian in a classroom or some other setting showing Iraqis how to place and detonate roadside bombs? That, the official said, is less clear. Analysts at the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Office of the National Intelligence Director and elsewhere have been double- and triple-checking the information to ensure it is well supported. Officials said that is particularly the case when the material comes from sources with agendas. For instance, groups such as the Mujahedeen Khalq, which advocates for the overthrow of Iran’s rulers, have provided some useful information to the United States in the past, but officials said material from them and other similar sources must be handled carefully. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The Bush administration is haunted by the history of intelligence blunders about Saddam Hussein’s supposed weapons of mass destruction as the United States tries to document that Iran is providing lethal help to Iraqi fighters. After weeks of preparation and revisions, U.S. officials are preparing to detail evidence supporting the administration’s claims of Iran’s meddlesome and deadly activities. A briefing was scheduled today in Baghdad. The Iran dossier, some 200 pages thick in its classified form, was revised heavily after officials decided it was not ready for release as planned last month. What is made public probably would be short, and shorter on details than the administration recently had suggested. No one who has seen the files has suggested the evidence is thin. But senior officials – gun-shy after the drubbing the administration took for the faulty intelligence leading to the 2003 Iraq invasion – were underwhelmed by the packaging. Avoid Powell gaffe Officials from several intelligence agencies scrutinized the presentation to make sure it was clear and that “we don’t in any way jeopardize our sources and methods in making the presentation,” State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Friday. National security adviser Stephen Hadley recently said some Iran material was overstated. Privately, officials say they want to avoid the kind of gaffe akin to former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s case for war before the United Nations in 2003. “My colleagues, every statement I make today is backed up by sources, solid sources. These are not assertions,” Powell said as he laid out unproven claims of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. “What we’re giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence.” Such weapons were not found in Iraq. The evidence on Iran is intended to give backbone to the administration’s claim that an emboldened Iran is playing a dangerous game across the Middle East: meddling in conflicts and seeding terrorism beyond its borders while rushing to acquire nuclear know-how that could produce a bomb. last_img read more

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Getting news on suspects

first_imgA written request must be submitted saying the information is needed for scholarship or journalistic purpose. David Warren, a lobbyist for Taxpayers for Improving Safety, said he is concerned about potential abuses. “There could be someone, who doesn’t have a legitimate purpose, trying to find someone,” he said. Calderon said there is ample protection because prosecutors have discretion on when to release information. FINE: Albert Armijo, an unsuccessful candidate for Pico Rivera City Council, was fined $980 this week by the state Fair Political Practices Commission for failing to timely disclose late contributions totaling $6,536 in the 2005 campaign. Editor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. Sen. Ron Calderon wants to allow district attorneys to release basic information on criminal suspects to the media or for other scholarly purposes. The Senate Public Safety approved Calderon’s SB 690 on a 4-0 vote Tuesday. Calderon, D-Montebello, said the bill is needed because a recent attorney general opinion said prosecutors are barred from releasing information on whether or not a defendant is on probation or parole. “The release of this information will inform the public of the workings of the criminal justice system,” Calderon said. “Informing the public can provide a measure of public safety especially in the case of a serial rapist or repeat offender.” He had received $2,268 each from the Calderon Group and then-Assemblyman Ron Calderon’s campaign. He also received $1,000 from the Service Employees International Union Local 434 and gave himself $1,000. MEET THE PUBLISHER: Larry Kline, new publisher of the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group, which includes this newspaper, will speak at the 7:30 a.m. Friday breakfast of the San Gabriel Valley chapter of the Los Angeles County Lincoln Clubs. The event will be held at the Pacific Palms Conference Center, One Industry Hills Parkway, Industry. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, write LACLC, 6055 E. Washington Blvd., Suite 228, Commerce, CA 90040, or call Peter Bylsma, (323) 215-4500, or or e-mail bylsma@lagop.org. FUNDRAISER: The Whittier Republican Women Federated will hold its spring hat show at 11 a.m. Friday at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 Villaverde Drive, Whittier. Cost is $30. For reservations, call Selma Minerd, (562) 696-1578 AUTHOR TO SPEAK: Chalmers Johnson, author of “NEMESIS: The Last Days of the American Republic,” will speak at a 1:30 p.m. April 21 meeting of the Whittier chapter of the United Nations Association. The event will be held at the First Friends Quaker meeting hall, 13205 Philadelphia St., Whittier. The association’s annual business meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. For child care or more information, call the (562) 945-6975, or (562) 696-5215. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax (562)698-0450; phone (562)698-0955; e-mail mike.sprague@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Learning about batterers

first_imgTeens in relationships often do not equate possessiveness and excessive jealously with abuse, Mullvain added. “They don’t realize this is abusive behavior, and that later on it can lead to greater abusive behavior,” she said. Noble and Howell now work for Eagle’s Wings Ministries in Upland, which Noble founded as a nonprofit organization to help battered women and reconcile families torn by domestic abuse. Their presentation coincided with Domestic Violence Awareness Month. First observed in October 1987, it is the brainchild of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Noble said she was 13 when she entered her first abusive relationship. Both her parents drank, were emotionally detached from their children, and the 16-year-old boy she met gave her the attention she craved. MONROVIA – Jim Howell recalled knocking down his former wife, Judi Noble, and kicking her in the stomach as hard as he could. “She was pregnant with our son at the time,” he said, chocking up as he recounted the 30-year-old memory to about 90 students at Canyon Oaks High School, a continuation school in Monrovia. The ex-couple turned back time to the beginnings of their relationship and marriage in a presentation this week that vividly brought home the dangers of abuse and the consequences of domestic violence. Canyon Oaks teacher Cyndie Mullvain, who arranged for the two to speak to students, said their stark talk illustrated how abusive relations can escalate in levels of violence. “I was really looking for a dad, someone to protect me,” she said. But her boyfriend also prevented her from seeing her friends. He was jealous, constantly made false accusations against her and verbally abused her. “Physical abuse scars the body, but verbal abuse scars the heart,” she said. “I thought I was in love. He made me feel valuable; he gave me self-worth. But it was false. It would never have lasted. Remember, love does not harm.” She and Howell met in high school, but that relationship, too, became abusive. “I can’t put into words how it felt when I hit the woman I loved,” Howell said. “There are no words to describe it. My self-condemnation got bigger and bigger.” When Noble went out with her friends and didn’t return at the time she said she would, Howell would grow “extremely angry, and that anger would turn into rage.” “I always felt she could find someone better than me, that if she looked around, she would,” he said. At age 32, Howell remarried, but his abusiveness continued. One day, he got angry at his new wife while she was holding their infant daughter in her arms. He threw a coffee cup, which smashed against a wall, and a fragment cut his daughter’s cheek. “I thought `This is not acceptable anymore,”‘ he recalled. He left them, he said, and while he regrets that decision to this day, he believes it was a better choice than subjecting them to possibly escalating violence. Student Sandae Hall, 19, of Monrovia said the talk by people who have been there helped her better understand her own relationship. “I was in one,” said Hall. “It was like mental, emotional abuse, and I got out of it. We got into a fight one night, and I actually ended up pulling a knife out. So I knew I had to get out from that.” For more information on Eagle’s Wings, call (877) 356-7233. The toll-free National Domestic Violence hot line is (800) 799-SAFE (7233). emanuel.parker@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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DDTV VIDEO: COME WINE WITH ME – HOW TO OPEN A WINE BOTTLE USING A SHOE!

first_imgDDTV: COME WINE WITH ME, BY RICHARD FINNEY, THE WINE BUFF, LETTERKENNY.You think you’ve seen it all; well find out how you can open a wine bottle using a SHOE!Click to play Richard’s very enlightening video.   DDTV VIDEO: COME WINE WITH ME – HOW TO OPEN A WINE BOTTLE USING A SHOE! was last modified: April 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV VIDEO: COME WINE WITH ME – HOW TO OPEN A WINE BOTTLE USING A SHOE!last_img read more

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