Alaska climbs to third spot, denies Rain or Shine of twice-to-beat

first_imgUK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Alaska’s victory also assured defending champion San Miguel of the twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs.Vic Manuel came through in the clutch for the Aces, who played without Calvin Abueva and Carl Bryan Cruz, as his jumper gave Alaska a 96-95 lead with 39 seconds left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJVee Casio and Kevin Racal then iced the game from the free throw line.Alaska head coach Alex Compton was in awe of how his team delivered under duress especially when Maverick Ahanmisi and James Yap combined their efforts to bring Rain or Shine back in the game. Manuel and Racala also filled up the scoring column for the Aces with 14 and 13 points, respectively, while Sonny Thoss and Simon Enciso had 10 points apiece.Ahanmisi led the Elasto Painters with 23 points, five rebounds, five assists, and five steals while Yap added 17 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed After shrugging off jitters, Kai Sotto unleashes strength LATEST STORIES 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Vic Manuel. PBA IMAGESAlaska ground it out and frustrated Rain or Shine, 99-95, to reach the third spot in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Aces improved to 7-4, half-a-game behind no.2 Magnolia, after snapping their two-game losing streak and denying the Elasto Painters, who skidded to 5-4,  a chance for a twice-to-beat advantage come the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “What a game, awesome game,” said Compton. “Maverick Ahanmisi gave me about 800 new gray hairs there in the fourth quarter. I don’t know how many points he had but he hit three threes and a three-point play. He really helped bring them back and it was huge. James had been playing great.”“I just really appreciate the efforts of our guys to weather the storm and keep coming.”Alaska held an 83-75 lead at the 8:03 mark of the fourth before Ahanmisi displayed his marksmanship.Ahanmisi had 15 points in Rain or Shine’s blistering 20-9 run in the fourth that Yap capped off with a jumper to give the Elasto Painters a 95-94 edge with 1:30 remaining.Casio came up with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists to lead Alaska while rookie Jeron Teng and Marlon Magat both had 14 points.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

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Celtics’ Kyrie Irving sprains knee, leaves game vs Clippers

first_imgView comments The Celtics led 74-53 at the half.Irving appeared to injure himself with about five minutes left in the second quarter while weaving through traffic on defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) drives past Los Angeles Clippers’ Garrett Temple (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving sprained his right knee in the second quarter Saturday night against the Los Angeles Clippers and was declared out for the rest of the game.Irving had 14 points in 14 minutes before leaving the game.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Magic Johnson plans to hug Lakers after NBA trade deadline Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 awardlast_img read more

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Magnolia posts 1st win at expense of Meralco

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief UST coach Kung Fu Reyes hopes Milena Alessandrini injury ‘just minor’ Jalalon’s pair of 3-pointers gave Magnolia an 89-82 lead with 4:00 remaining as the Hotshots finally won after starting the conference at 0-3.The 26-year-old Jalalon scored a team-high 19 points on top of nine rebounds, four assists and one steal while Ian Sangalang posted a double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds that went with two blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMagnolia also drew a combined 26 points from its all-Star backcourt of Paul Lee and Mark Barroca.Chris Newsome finished with 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Bolts, who dropped to 2-5 and were out-rebounded 40-61. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history PBA IMAGESMagnolia put an end to its winless start after beating Meralco, 92-86, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Saturday night at Xavier University Gym in Cagayan De Oro.It was a back-and-forth duel from the opening tip until the Hotshots took control after going on an 11-0 run capped by back-to-back triples by Jio Jalalon.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 View commentslast_img read more

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No Managing Director at RIA?

first_imgThe Liberia Airport Authority (LAA) says its aim is to simply deter interference with the aerodrome at the Roberts International Airport, which sometimes leads to the theft of very valuable navigational equipment.Recent developments obtaining at the Robert International Airport (RIA), involving that airports’ workers union, management, and the Government of Liberia have given cause for the Liberian Senate to raise concerns as to who is in charge at Liberia’s only international airport. The last managing director at RIA was Ellen Corkrum, for whom the Government of Liberia has file extradition proceedings for her return from America to face trial for corruption.The Senator’s concern was prompted by recent communication from the Senate Committee on Labor Senator Matthew Jaye in which the River Gee lawmaker brought to the attention of the Liberian Senate an unfolding event at the RIA, and requested that body for immediate intervention to help avoid labor unrest or confrontation at the country’s only international airport.In the letter to his colleagues dated March 26, 2014, Senator Jaye informed them that on February 23, 2014, “I received a communication from the RIA workers union complaining that the Acting General Manager Mr. Richelieu A. Williams, and the recent board chairman Mr. Beyan Kesselly, who is also managing the Maritime Affairs without consultation with the workers union leadership, nullified the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that was signed by the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Labor, the RIA Management and the workers union.”According to Senator Jaye, the workers also complaint that the leadership of the union has been dismissed which contravenes the CBA as well, because the secretary and president of the union work full time to run the daily affairs of the union in every entity where the workers are unionized.In furtherance of the above, “I immediately invited the management for conference on March 19, 2014 in order to find an amicable solution to the problem. But surprisingly Mr. Pro Tempore and distinguished colleagues, one Mr. Gibson K. Sackor of the Liberian Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) responded as the acting director general of the CAA, and not RIA, on the same March 19, 2014. Mr. Harris had turned over management of RIA to the Board of Directors since November 18, 2013.Considering said response, the main question that remains unanswered is who is managing the affairs of RIA.”The Labor Committee Chairman reminded the plenary that “the RIA is very strategic and there is a need to know who is in charge, and to also avoid labor unrest or confrontation at the country’s only international airport.The plight of the RIA workers up to date is in limbo, as there is nobody to address their grievances.”Concluding, Senator Jaye begged the indulgence of his colleagues and request that the chairperson of the board of directors of the RIA be made to appear before the plenary of the Liberian Senate to show reason why the RIA is being allegedly operated without a director general or acting director general since November 18, 2013.Making intervention following the communication, Maryland County Senator H. Dan Morias cautioned that the issue at RIA is an extremely important one and welcomed the suggestion that the committee dealing with it be expanded, saying the nature of the case also borders on the legal aspect of whether the bargaining agreement is being altered; and asked that the Judiciary Committee be given consideration.For his part, the chair on the committee of Internal Affairs and Governance, Senator Armah Zulu Jallah warned that the issue that the RIA is without a managing director is not good news and that such kind of information should be managed properly, for the sake of the users of the port.“The issue is not only important to the national security, but also to our economy. As it is, the Robert International Airport stands empty, so who is controlling affairs of the RIA? We must know to whom we go; whom do we ask questions.”In their unanimous vote, the plenary agreed that the committees on Judiciary, and Labor be added to Transport so that the three can work together to deal with the issue once and for all and report to plenary soonest in two weeks.The Liberian government recently wrote its United States counterpart for extradition of former RIA managing Director Ellen Corkrum after she mysteriously escaped from the country, following accusation that she embezzled hundreds of thousands of United States Dollars.Corkrum has since launched a campaign of releasing secret recordings of her interactions with some prominent Liberian government officials, including President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.The United States Embassy near here has meanwhile, confirmed that Liberia which enjoys extradition treaty with that country has filed for the extradition of Madam Corkrum.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Supreme Court Denies Slawon’s Appeal

first_imgDr. SlawonAn appeal filed before the Supreme Court by Nimba County District #9 representative aspirant Michael P. Slawon challenging a decision taken by the National Elections Commission (NEC) to disqualify him from contesting the October 10 elections was yesterday denied by the court. The court’s decision was based on the failure of Dr. Slawon’s lawyers to file his bill of exception in time.Slawon’s lawyers said the delay was due to a recent political rally that created a traffic gridlock that prevented them from submitting their document to the court on time. Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene G. Yuoh, who delivered the court’s judgment, said after carefully examining the facts in the case, she found Dr. Slawon’s lawyers’ excuse for not filing his bill of exception in time as being legally untenable and inexcusable. Accordingly, Justice Yuoh granted the NEC’s final ruling against Slawon and denied Slawon’s appeal.On August 17, the NEC revoked Dr. Slawon’s acceptance letter, disqualifying him to contest as Liberty Party representative aspirant for Nimba County District#9 for violating the Code of Conduct (CoC), because he did not resign his position as director general of the National Commission on Higher Education up to the time he submitted his application to contest to the NEC. The NEC’s decision was signed by six of the seven commissioners on grounds that Slawon untruthfully answered question seven that he was not appointed to a government position.The NEC maintained that Slawon’s false answer to the question “constituted sufficient legal ground to revoke and nullify his acceptance letter issued by the NEC.” But Dr. Slawon took exception to the NEC’s decision and appealed to the Supreme Court for redress.The Supreme Court, meanwhile, indicated that Article 83(c) of the Constitution that speaks on post-election complaints and challenges was inapplicable to Dr. Slawon’s appeal. “That this case, having originated from the hearing officer and not the Nomination Committee, the applicable law governing this case is provided for in Article 5, sections 5.1 and 5.5 and Article 9, sections 9.1 through 9.5 of the Regulations on Complaints and Appeals promulgated by the NEC, and the respondent/appellant, having failed to complete his appeal within the 48-hour period prescribed by the said Regulations, the Supreme Court lacks the jurisdiction to hear and determine the case on its merits,” Justice Youh said in her ruling.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Angry Marketers Dump Garbage At LMA Office

first_imgAngry marketers angry marketers dumped dirt at LMA office Hundreds of angry marketers in the busy commercial district of Red-Light’s Gobachop Market yesterday, January 21, dumped garbage at the office of the Liberia Marketing Association (LMA) for its failure to remove a stockpile of garbage that has made it unbearable for them to sell their goods.Protesters blocked the road that led from Gobachop junction, making it difficult for vehicles with plantains, bitter balls, peppers, okras, pineapples and other vegetables to offload.The angry marketers, including men, women and youth, also demanded the LMA, the Government of Liberia and Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) to remove the garbage that has been piled-up for over eight months.The protest, according to eye-witnesses started at 2 a.m. and prevented stores owners along the Gobachop market from carrying on regular business activities for the whole day.Ma Felecia Jallah, who sells pineapples, expressed disappointment in LMA’s refusal to remove the garbage after collecting huge among of money for ground and ticket fees every day.Ma Felecia said during the Christmas season, the markers met with their local authorities to get the garbage that had already blocked the road from Gobachop to the St. Kizito Catholic School and they claimed “causing serious health hazard for both marketers and the community,” and she said their leaders promised to remove the garbage January 2019 but, unfortunately for them, “they failed to live up to their promise.”She said most of the garbage was brought in the market by street boys, whom she referred to as ‘Zogos,’ community dwellers, and the PCC using the market ground as transit point and 30% garbage from the market they sell.Ma Felecia said the huge garbage has stopped consumers from purchasing food items from them because they feel that those items are not good for consumption.Cecelia Doe, who sells vegetables, said “every day we pay L$20 for tickets and L$100 for ground fees in this Gobachop Market, but LMA and PCC will not come and remove the garbage from the market.”She said the “LMA many times promised to take the dirt from here. When we refused to pay their tickets and ground fees they will tell us that the yellow machine and truck are on their way to get the dirt off the road, when the day break we meet the garbage there.”Lawrence Garr, another marketer said LMA must use the money collected from the marketers on a daily basis to clean the market.Garr said they will not rest until the garbage is removed from the market because LMA collects millions of dollars to clean the city.Numie Yengar, coordinator for ground fees services at Gobachop market admitted that the LMA is responsible for the stockpile of the garbage on the road but said that the community and the marketers are not contributing in removal of the waste that they have created.Yengar denied receiving money from marketers to clean the market but said, the LMA has had series of meetings with the community to help remove the garbage but to no avail.He said LMA does not have the capacity to remove the waste from the market on a daily basis and the PCC is using the market ground as transit point for waste. However, the Daily Observer could readily not get any confirmation from authorities at the PCC on its role in the removal garbage in the market at Gobachop.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Grove man found lying on roadway was murdered – PM

first_imgA Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) man who died moments after being taken to the Diamond hospital was allegedly murdered, according to a post-mortem conducted on Wednesday.Fifty-three-year-old Ronald Armstrong, of Lot 77 Public Road, Grove, EBD, was discovered lying on the roadway in the vicinity of Demerara Distillers Limited on Friday last. According to reports, Armstrong was seen around 16:47h on the day of his demise by security guards attached to the Mekdeci Security Service lying on the roadway. As such, they made calls to the Police and reported the matter. When the Police arrived at the scene, vehicle skid marks, along with blood stains, were seen heading north on the said roadway.Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage revealed Armstrong walking along the said road alone. His body was later identified by his reputed wife and 19-year-old daughter. The post-mortem revealed that he died as a result of haemorrhage and shock owing to multiple blunt and sharp injuries to the neck and head.The Police have launched an investigation, but no arrests have been made.last_img read more

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Meetings 3/12

first_imgGranada Hills North Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 26, Van Gogh Elementary School, 17160 Van Gogh St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 360-4346 or see www.ghnnc.org. Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 28, Canoga Park Community Center, 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 346-4892. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mount Gleason Middle School, 10965 Mount Gleason Ave., Sunland. Board elections, 4-8 p.m. March 19 at the North Valley Neighborhood City Hall, 7747 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. Call (818) 951-7411 or see www.stnc.org. Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 19, Canoas Banquet Hall, 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see www.resedacouncil.org. Studio City Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 21 in the Edit Building, Suite 6, CBS Studios, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 655-5400 or see www.scnc.info. North Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 21 in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613 or see www.northhillswest.org. Panorama Neighborhood Council (forming), 6:30 p.m. March 22 in the second-floor meeting room at the Mission Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818) 374-9895. Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. today in the auditorium at Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council, 14755 Greenleaf St., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 503-2399 or see www.shermanoaksnc.org. North Hills East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. today in the library at Sepulveda Middle School, 15330 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 891-0060. Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the assembly room at Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center, 10631 Vinedale St., Sun Valley. Call (818) 767-6766. Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council will hold a land-use meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Granada Pavilion, 11128 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. Call (818) 321-6259 or see www.ghsnc.org. last_img read more

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BC Hydro seeks approval for first rate decrease in decades: Ministry

first_imgWhen Mungall announced the eight percent hike over five years in February, she said the NDP government would write down $1.1 billion in deferred expense costs on BC Hydro’s books to reduce the amount of rate increases. They reflect higher than anticipated income from BC Hydro’s trading subsidiary Powerex, and lower than expected forecasted debt financing costs and purchases from independent power producers, it says.“As a result of our updated financial forecast, we’re in the unique position to apply for a rate decrease for our customers that would start on April 1, 2020, if approved by the B.C. Utilities Commission,” Chris O’Riley, BC Hydro’s president and chief operating officer, says in a statement.“We’re committed to continue to work with government and the B.C. Utilities Commission to keep rates affordable while ensuring we continue to provide safe, reliable power to the province.”B.C.’s auditor general Carol Bellringer also said in February that BC Hydro had amassed $5.5 billion in 29 deferred expense accounts, of which some are scheduled to be repaid over 40 years.Advertisement VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Government says BC Hydro customers could see their bills go down for the first time in decades as part of a smaller than anticipated five-year rate hike if Hydro’s application is approved by an independent regulator.The Energy Ministry says in a statement the Crown utility is applying to the B.C. Utilities Commission for approval and the commission is expected to make a decision early next year.The proposal would see a rate decrease of 1 percent in April 2020, an increase of 2.7 percent in 2021, a decrease of 0.3 percent in 2022, followed by an increase of 3 percent in 2023.- Advertisement -The new plan would see an overall rate hike of 6.2 percent over the next five years, a drop from the 8 percent announced by Energy Minister Michelle Mungall in February after a report found customers would be on the hook for $16 billion over the next two decades.That report, commissioned by the NDP government, found the former Liberal government manufactured an urgent need for electricity but restricted BC Hydro from producing it, forcing the utility to turn to private producers and sign long-term contracts at inflated prices.The ministry says the new application is based on its audited fiscal 2019 financial results and the latest financial forecast.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Hillary’s quip fails to square with facts

first_img“There seems to be a pattern here. It takes a Clinton to clean up after a Bush.”So said presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., during a speech – specifically on the economy – before a crowd in Knoxville, Iowa. OK, we understand campaign sloganeering – purportedly funny lines and the like during the campaign season. But shouldn’t The Associated Press, in reporting Clinton’s line, provide the reader with a little information?Let’s look at what incoming President Bill Clinton “cleaned up” when he took over from President George H. W. Bush in late January 1993.Despite the relentless economic news by the traditional media, Clinton entered office with an economic recovery two years old. During Bush-41’s last year in office – 1992, the year that voters elected Clinton – the economy grew 3.2 percent. President Clinton’s average economic growth during his eight years was 2.4 percent. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ Bush inherited a recession Now look at what incoming President George W. Bush faced. The economy peaked in September 2000. Many economic indicators, such as industrial production, peaked in September 2000 – Clinton’s last full year in office – and continued to slide through January 2001, when Bush took office. The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a nonprofit organization the government uses to determine economic cycles, states the recession began in March 2001, some six weeks after Bush took over. So when W entered the White House, he dealt with an economy entering a recession – a recession that, according to the NBER, lasted until November 2001.Sen. Clinton’s quip elicited applause from her audience, but how many in the crowd knew about the economic conditions Clinton enjoyed when entering office, or the downturn W confronted when he did so? Small wonder that so many remain ignorant about this when The Associated Press, in covering Clinton’s economic speech, provides no information. Good press for Democrats Harvard, along with the Project for Excellence in Journalism, part of the Pew Research Center for People and the Press, recently put out a study confirming the type of liberal bias in the media that denies information to consumers of news.The study found that Democrats got more news coverage than Republicans – 49 percent of the stories versus 31 percent. It also found the “tone” of the coverage for Democrats was more positive, 35 percent compared with 26 percent for Republicans. “In other words,” the study says, “not only did the Republicans receive less coverage overall, the attention they did get tended to be more negative than that of Democrats. And in some specific media genres, the difference is particularly striking.”In 11 newspapers – including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal – front-page stories about Democrats had a “clear, positive message” 59 percent of the time, and only 11 percent had a negative tone. For the top Democratic candidates, the difference was even more striking: Barack Obama received coverage that was 70percent positive and 9 percent negative, and Hillary Clinton’s was 61 percent positive and 13 percent negative. On the other hand, only 26 percent of the stories on Republican candidates were positive and 40 percent negative.Democratic candidates received 49 percent of television’s evening network newscast stories, while Republicans got 28percent. And 39.5 percent of the Democratic coverage had a positive tone, while 17.1 percent was negative. But for Republicans, only 18.6 percent of the network evening news coverage was positive and 37.2 percent negative.But perhaps you didn’t hear about the Harvard/Pew study. When it was released, only 20 news stories about the report could be found in a Nexis search, and most of those made no mention of the extreme levels of bias.Back to The Associated Press coverage of Sen. Clinton’s economic speech. The Associated Press could have and should have written something like this:“While Clinton’s quip elicited applause from her audience, the actual facts say something different. Her husband, President Clinton, inherited an economy that in its last full year averaged 3.2 percent growth. So, in reality, her husband inherited an economy in a recovery, not in a recession. Similarly, President George W. Bush inherited an economy that was, according the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the nonprofit organization the government uses to determine economic cycles, heading toward a recession.”OK, OK, wake me.I’m dreaming.Larry Elder is an attorney, syndicated columnist and national radio talk-show host. He can be heard from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday on KABC-AM 790 (e-mail: sage@larryelder.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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