NLEX hikes win run to 3

first_imgYeng Guiao admitted to having this weird feeling, but it was just the kind of feeling that validates how he has turned NLEX around.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Read Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend POC insists on hosting 2019 SEA Games, will appeal to Duterte ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans “This is a testament to the progress we have made,” Guiao said as the Road Warriors’ winning streak is now actually five games dating back to their final two games in the Commissioner’s Cup where the team made changes by trading for several players.Alas almost threw the game away by fouling Chris Tiu in a jump ball that resulted in two free throws for the Rain or Shine guard for a 110-108 lead with 6.3 seconds left.After Guiao called him out during the timeout for that “stupid” foul, Alas connected on a floating layup off Beau Belga to forge the second extension. He finished with a career-high 24 points and had 10 rebounds.In the second game, GlobalPort survived a strong challenge from Phoenix in the stretch to hammer out a 100-91 victory and barge into the win column.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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. center_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The Road Warriors stayed unbeaten in the PBA Governors’ Cup after outlasting Guiao’s former team, Rain or Shine, 122-114, in double overtime as Kevin Alas redeemed himself from a “stupid mistake” that almost cost NLEX the game in the first extension at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday night.Alas hit the go-ahead layup with 2:51 left for 113-112, and then fed Larry Fonacier for the triple that wrapped it all up with 58.9 remaining as NLEX won a third straight game and grabbed the solo lead momentarily.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’“It’s an awkward feeling, beating that team,” Guiao said. “Sometimes, I still feel I’m the coach of that team. I haven’t gotten over that 100 percent. I still feel that’s my team and they’re my boys. But I have to get used to that,” Guiao said.Perhaps the feeling wouldn’t go away because Guiao left a winning program in Rain or Shine and is now beginning to develop a winning culture with NLEX. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Man who ’emptied’ sick brother’s credit card has ‘no recollection’ of how he spent money

first_imgA Donegal man who pleaded guilty to 22 counts of theft, amounting to over €5,000, from his Parkinsons-suffering brother’s credit card could not account for anything he bought ‘bar the clothes he was wearing and a George Foreman grill’.At Letterkenny Circuit Court, father-of-two Gerald Griffin (53) of Ballylast, Castlefin, pleaded guilty to 22 counts of theft relating to dates between January 18, 2016 and March 20, 2016, during which time the account in question ‘was emptied’. The card was used for withdrawals in Ballybofey and Strabane.Previously, Mr Griffin has served a five-month prison sentence in Northern Ireland relating to the use of the card in Strabane, where amounts totally €1,840 were withdrawn.The complainant, Mr Kenneth Griffin, of Ard McCool in Stranorlar, noticed upon his return from a vacation in Australia that the entire contents had been taken from the account. When he visited the Bank of Ireland’s Ballybofey branch, Kenneth Griffin was able to see the large number of withdrawals that had been made.Garda McCready said that Gerald Griffin attended Ballybofey Garda Station on April 9 2016 and admitted taking the card. Subsequently, he was arrested on June 21 and taken to Letterkenny Garda Station where he made a full admission.“He said he had no idea how many times he used the card or how much money he had withdraws. He said he had no recollection what he did with the money and that he had nothing to show for it,” Garda McCready said, adding that the accused – who doesn’t smoke, drink or gamble – could only show ‘the clothes he was wearing and a George Foreman grill that he bought’.The court heard that Gerald Griffin, who was using his brother’s house during tea breaks from his work, was looking for batteries in a press when the card, in the name of Kenneth Griffin’s daughter, and accompanying pin number fell out.“He was wrestling with himself whether to use it to not,” the court was told.“He said everyone in his family knew that he couldn’t be trusted with money.”Gerald Griffin, who has a previous conviction for theft from Stranorlar Chapel dating back to 1997, said he had credit card debts himself.A victim impact statement was read by Garda McCready on behalf of Kenneth Griffin, who said he noticed that the credit card was in arrears of €10,000 when he returned from ‘the holiday of a lifetime’ in Australia.The statement said: “We were devastated. When confronted, he admitted to stealing the money. He showed no remorse. We are still devastated.“I suffer from Parkinson’s and this was the last thing that we wanted. Why did he do this to me and my family? He is a cold, heartless thief and he doesn’t care about anyone other than himself.”The debt remains outstanding and Kenneth Griffin, the court heard, is ‘feeling pressurised’.Barrister for the accused Damien Crawford said that Gerarld Griffin’s co-operation has saved the State a three-day trialHe said: “He felt himself going out of control. He continued to use the card on an ongoing basis. There was a sense of fatalism about what he was doing. He was shocked to find out the amount. He was genuinely non-plussed about it.“He has served a prison sentence arising from the same crime and was released in March of this year. That experience was not good for him. He is substantially estranged from his family. His life is absolutely destroyed and he is deeply remorseful and ashamed. His relationship with his mother is asunder.”Mr Crawford said that his client and a partner of 30 years had broken up and said Gerald Griffin was ’trying to rebuild his life’.Judge John O’Hagan agreed to defer sentencing until the July 13 sitting of Buncrana Circuit Court.Man who ’emptied’ sick brother’s credit card has ‘no recollection’ of how he spent money was last modified: June 29th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:Ballybofeycredit cardGerald GriffinKenneth GriffinStranorlarlast_img read more