first_img New libel law designed to muzzle the media Reporters Without Borders expresses its grave concern over parliament’s approval yesterday of the first reading of a bill toughening Israel’s libel laws, despite strong objections from Israeli journalists. May 16, 2021 Find out more News IsraelMiddle East – North Africa News News Radio station closed illegally Two days ago, the Israeli communications ministry ordered the closure of the radio station All for Peace (Kol Hashalom), based in occupied East Jerusalem and broadcasting from Ramallah in the West Bank. It was accused of not having the necessary licences to broadcast and of “inciting hatred towards Israel”.The station’s co-director, Mossi Raz, rejected the Israeli authorities’ allegations that All for Peace was a pirate station and he described the closure order as illegal and anti-democratic. He noted the station’s headquarters were in occupied East Jerusalem, an area controlled by the Palestinian Authority to which it paid its licence fees, and thus it was not subject to Israeli law. For the past seven years, the station has been broadcasting programmes in Hebrew and Arabic encouraging peace initiatives and dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians.Reporters Without Borders demands the reopening of the station, whose closure is a violation of media freedom and an encroachment on the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority. November 22, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Draconian measures threaten democracy Whistle-blower Anat Kam faces jail before appeal hearing The online journalist Anat Kam, sentenced to four-and-a-half years behind bars and a further 18 months suspended, faces imprisonment from tomorrow after a judge turned down a request by her lawyer to await the outcome of her appeal.She was jailed last month for copying classified military documents while she was doing military service and for passing them to a journalist with the Tel Aviv-based daily Haaretz. Earlier this month her lawyer Ilan Bombach asked the court to await the appeal verdict before sending her to prison, as the law provides, arguing that his client was not “a public risk”. However, the judge refused to delay his verdict and Kam is expected to start serving her sentence tomorrow.Reporters Without Borders deplores the harsh treatment meted out by Israeli justice to Kam, whose trial is a worrying setback for the principle of confidentiality of sources and the freedom of the press to report on matters concerning the armed forces.Reporters Without Borders sent a letter on 3 November to Israel’s attorney general, Yehuda Weinstein, calling for the withdrawal of charges against Uri Blau, the Haaretz journalist to whom Kam supplied the classified documents. He could face a seven-year sentence for “holding classified information without authorisation and without intention to harm the security of the state” under the criminal code.“Investigative journalists are the guarantors of transparency, a basic principle of a properly functioning democracy. They perform a useful function. His conviction would be a serious attack on the free flow of information,” the press freedom organization said. June 3, 2021 Find out more The bill, which has still to be considered by the Knesset’s law committee before its second and third readings, provides for a steep rise in the amount of damages payable by those found guilty of publishing articles judged to be defamatory.“The severity of the financial penalties determined by this bill are clearly aimed not only at strangling Israel’s media financially but also at intimidating journalists who might dare to expose corruption and criticize the government,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We ask that the bill is abandoned since it constitutes a real threat to freedom of the press in Israel and could undermine democracy.The bill approved in the Knesset vote provides for libel damages of up to 300,000 shekels (60,000 euros), a sum six times higher than under existing legislation. In addition, plaintiffs in libel cases are under no obligation to provide proof of any harm suffered. RSF_en Help by sharing this information center_img Receive email alerts to go further Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Follow the news on Israel RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Organisation WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists May 28, 2021 Find out more IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Hundreds of journalists representing the whole of the media industry gathered in Tel Aviv two days ago to protest against this repressive bill, and draw attention to the threat it represents to freedom of expression. They also criticised the pressure being put on the privately-owned Channel 10 television station. Newslast_img read more

first_imgTop StoriesSC Bench Headed By Justice UU Lalit To Hear Plea Seeking Guidelines To Curb Custodial Violence [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Aug 2020 7:38 AMShare This – xA three-Judge bench of the Supreme Court on Friday directed the Registry to list a PIL seeking guidelines to curb custodial violence before a bench headed by Justice UU Lalit. The petition has been filed by the People’s Charioteer Organization urging the Supreme Court to frame guidelines to prevent custodial torture/ deaths/ rapes, in exercise of its inherent power under Article…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA three-Judge bench of the Supreme Court on Friday directed the Registry to list a PIL seeking guidelines to curb custodial violence before a bench headed by Justice UU Lalit. The petition has been filed by the People’s Charioteer Organization urging the Supreme Court to frame guidelines to prevent custodial torture/ deaths/ rapes, in exercise of its inherent power under Article 142 of the Constitution, in the interest of justice. Custodial Deaths : What Is The Procedure For Inquiry? The Petitioner-organization, through Advocates Shashwat Anand and Devesh Saxena, has submitted that custodial violence is an acute demonstration of a broken criminal justice system and failure to effectively uphold legal protection against police abuse. The petition has been filed in the wake of custodial deaths of Jeyaraj-Bennix Custodial Deaths case. This incident, the Petitioner submitted, “underlines afresh the urgent need for institutional correctives within the policing system in this country and the acute need for India to enact a strong law to prohibit and prosecute cases of torture and custodial deaths, in fulfilment of its legal obligations, both national and international, to guarantee protection to right to life.” It is submitted that such incidents are a sheer violation of fundamentals rights guaranteed under Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution and there is an imminent need for “institutional correctives”. It is pointed out that despite the fact that cases of custodial torture/deaths/rapes have increased manifolds, none of the recommendation as given by the previous committees or the recommendations given by the various Reports of the Law Commission have been considered or taken seriously by the Central Government. Jeyaraj-Bennix Custodial Deaths: Bring In Law Against Torture, Ratify UN Convention Against Torture; CHRI Urges Centre Therefore, the Petitioner has urged the Court to fill the gaping legal lacunae and ensure an effective and purposeful framework to prevent custodial violence. It has also sought a direction upon the Central Government to form an “Independent Committee” consisting of members from all the relevant departments/ ministries to review the entire legal framework and find pitfalls in the existing legal framework in order to curb the menace of custodial torture/deaths/rapes. The said Committee, the Petitioner has sought, should be monitored by the Supreme Court itself, to ensure that the legislative framework is re-hauled in consonance with the guidelines laid down by the Courts. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

first_imgHospitals in Venezuela have lost huge numbers of medical professionals and are so dilapidated that, in some, staff use paint buckets as improvised toilets and reuse surgical gloves. Maduro insisted Venezuela is prepared for a COVID-19 outbreak, but health workers have expressed concern that the country’s health system will be quickly overwhelmed.Maduro said that all restaurants in the country would be permitted to make orders to-go, but would no longer be allowed to serve patrons on-site, along with bars, clubs and movie theaters. He added that he was evaluating whether or not to suspend work.Earlier in the week, he suspended flights from Europe and Colombia and said public gatherings would be canceled.Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said earlier Friday that schools will be closed as of Monday. Topics : Rodriguez said the two people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 had arrived from Spain and had been placed in quarantine. Maduro added that those who had come on the flight were also in quarantine.Earlier in the day shoppers flocked to pharmacies in search of hygiene products such as alcohol to sanitize hands, which is a struggle due to lack of running water that has resulted from the decay of public services.”People in Venezuela are accustomed to crisis situations, we move quickly in reaction to anything that happens,” said Juan Silva, 23, a chef who shopping at a Caracas pharmacy for soap and hand gel.He said he wasn’t overly worried about the disease due to the low mortality rate, but added “I don’t trust the government as a source of information.”Maduro says his government has been hindered in fighting the virus because U.S. sanctions, meant to force him from office, have led banks and foreign businesses to refuse services.The Pan American Health Organization said last week it would be prioritizing Haiti, Venezuela and a handful of other Central and South American countries who have “challenges to their health systems.”Hania Salazar, head of the nurses’ association for the western state of Zulia, said hospitals are not even guaranteeing that employees will have access to face masks.Interior Ministry Nestor Reverol on Friday said the government would provide border control authorities with face masks, gloves and thermometers, without mentioning supplies to for citizens and hospitals.On the street, citizens were already figuring improvised ways to handle the situation.Neima Arocha, 46, managed to buy the last bottle of cough suppressant at a Caracas pharmacy but got there too late to buy alcohol for hand sanitation.As a substitute she planned to buy cocuy, artesanal cactus liquor similar to tequila.”There’s no [rubbing] alcohol,” said Arocha. But in the liquor stores they still have all kinds of things.”center_img Venezuela on Friday confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus amid concerns that the economically struggling South American nation is unprepared to confront a pandemic that is spreading rapidly around the globe.”We are declaring a state of alarm,” President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised appearance Friday night, urging Venezuelans to take precautionary measures and asking those over 65 to stay inside.Speaking with a blue mask covering his mouth, he encouraged people to wear face masks – even if it means making their own – and said no one would be allowed to board the metro or take trains without one.last_img read more

first_imgPierce Thomas of Brownsburg East Middle School shocked the track world when he long jumped 24 ft. 11 1/4 in. in a middle school meet against Avon.  This is less than 3 inches from the state high school record.  On his next attempt he jumped over 25 ft. 7 in., but it was called a scratch.  According to Thomas he had too much speed on that one.  To give you an idea of how extraordinary this is, Batesville’s record is 22 ft. 11 1/2 inches set by Jason Weisenbach more than 20 years ago!  We at Batesville thought that was pretty phenomenal.Pierce said he comes from a family of jumpers.  His grandpa and his grandpa’s brother were collegiate jumpers at Northern Iowa and Iowa State Universities respectively.  Even though he has all of this skill in track, his first love is basketball.  He is already being sought by the likes of Notre Dame and Purdue. Watch for the name–Pierce Thomas!last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 29, 2014 at 1:49 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Three years ago, DaJuan Coleman and Tyler Cavanaugh celebrated a victory at the Glens Falls Civic Center. It was no ordinary victory but rather one that capped a three-peat of New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A championships, further establishing Jamesville-DeWitt High School as a powerhouse in New York.But when No. 2 Syracuse (19-0, 6-0 Atlantic Coast) visits Wake Forest (14-6, 4-3) on Wednesday, the 6-foot-9 sophomores will be on different sidelines for the first time — Coleman for the Orange and Cavanaugh for the Demon Deacons. Even though Coleman’s season-ending knee surgery will prevent him from playing for the rest of the season, he and Cavanaugh still share a special bond that extends beyond the hardwood. “We became very close on the court and that correlated to off the court,” Cavanaugh said. “We were hanging out, especially during the basketball season, and doing a lot of things together along with our other teammates.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMany of Coleman and Cavanaugh’s teammates across the four years of varsity basketball include Division I talents such as Lamar Kearse, former Syracuse guard Brandon Triche and current Syracuse lacrosse freshman Jordan Evans.To the casual fan, Coleman and Cavanaugh were two tough big men who showed no mercy on the court. To those closer to them, there’s much more to their personalities.“They’re both pretty shy guys,” Evans said. “They have close groups of friends, but off the court, they’re just like everybody else. They play video games, hang out, go out to dinner with each other. “They just like to hang out and chill just like any other teenager would.”Jamesville-Dewitt head coach Bob McKenney mentioned how Coleman and Cavanaugh supported the other athletic teams at the school and were well respected by the entire school community as more than just athletes.Cavanaugh even poked fun at the 280-pound Coleman’s off-court demeanor.“He tries to be a tough guy on the court, but he’s really not at all,” he said. “He’s just a laid back, big kid.” There was no doubt that this Jamesville-DeWitt team had a duo of superstars, which was evident by the fact that both were nominated for the Mr. New York Basketball Award in their senior year, an award that Coleman ended up winning.Sometimes there’s not enough to go around when there are two superstars on the court. But Coleman and Cavanaugh shared the spotlight effortlessly. Cavanaugh mentioned how he’d let Coleman handle most of the duties on the inside while he worked on the outside — a deadly combination that he said allowed their individual games to coexist.McKenney regarded them as the most formidable frontline he’s ever coached. This season, Cavanaugh is averaging 8.8 points and 4.8 rebounds in 21.7 minutes per game. Before his injury, Coleman was averaging 4.3 points and 4.2 rebounds in 13 minutes per game. “In terms of blending the two of them, it was never hard,” McKenney said. “Tyler never had a problem throwing the ball inside to (DaJuan). They had a great high-low combination. They thrived off each other.”In addition to making their presence felt during games, their influence on the team was also felt in practice and in the locker room.Evans said they were leaders by example and McKenney said they were both vocal leaders in practice and off the court. “Tyler was probably a little more vocal in practice, and DaJuan kind of went about his business,” McKenney said laughing. “But when (DaJuan) spoke, obviously everybody listened. Usually, it was when he didn’t think he was getting the ball enough.” Although Coleman won’t play and the hometown matchup will have to wait one more year, Cavanaugh is still anticipating the Orange’s visit to Winston-Salem, N.C., more than any other opponent. He added that his family will travel for the game and that he has grown close to a lot of Syracuse players after summer workouts. But while he’ll have many friends wearing orange on Wednesday, Cavanaugh holds a much closer relationship with one.Said Cavanaugh: “We’ve been playing together since we were in sixth grade. I miss playing with him.” Commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe Rugby Cranes to take on Kenya in the Elgon Cup on Saturday. Source: UgrugbyFanzoneLooking at the final 23-man rugby Cranes squad to face a high-flying (pun intended) Kenya side Saturday afternoon, many a fan and rugby fraternity have mixed feelings.It will be very unfamiliar having old guards Mathias Ochwo and Alex Mubiru, both fit, sit out this affair. The duo was the base on which a largely rejuvenated side of debutants reclaimed the Elgon Cup last year and gained promotion to Tier 1A.Even in the face of hardships and threatening boycott over unpaid allowances, it was them that convinced the boys to walk onto pitch before they mauled Botswana with untold wrath in Kampala last year to ascend to Tier 1A.Head coach Robert Seguya who has fondly been baptised Malia Mungu last year entrusted a lethal quartet that plies their trade in Kenya with defending champions Kabras.Gerald Sewankambo, James Odong, Cyrus Wathum and Charles Uhuru made quite a stir and gave Kenyans hard time; they know their game. This time round Ronald Musajjagulanyago, who joined Harlequins, is an addition. This should give fans some belief.There is icing to the cake – fullback, top try league scorer and debutant (surprisingly) Phillip Wokorach should add flair to the game, if his talismanic performance in the last league game between archrivals Kobs and Heathens is anything to go by.Picking the mindsNational hooker and 2007 African rugby champion Alex Mubiru gives the team 51%. “I know most of the Kenyan team that is coming; these boys should put in something. They can make it, he says.”Asked why he is not on the squad he says he and Mathias needed to rest because the league has been very demanding. He promises that he will play the return leg and the Namibia Tier 1A tie in Kampala later this month. Otherwise he and Mathias will be entertaining Kenya’s 7s champion Collins Injera in the stands.The national team was this close to boycotting the Botswana game in Kampala last year during the Tier 1B tourney as they sparred with the Union over unpaid allowances.Following the Elgon Cup victory in Kampala last year, Union secretary Godwin Kayangwe was heard assuring a player the win, and the pride therein, was more important than the money. He asked the player if he did not feel immensely proud for playing for his country.Sadly that is not a tale that is about to end. Rugby pundit and ‘interpreter’ David Mutaka is fully confident the squad will perform. “We got this!” Mutaka is also famed for having spoilt a Kenya rugby party in Nairobi when the speedstar bedazzled infront of a stunned crowd to make a last minute try during a similar encounter.Rugby ‘beast’ (South Africans loath this one) Winnie Atyang is more scathing in her scrutiny. “I have full confidence in the backs; they will do the job.” However she says most of the forwards are lazy.“The backs will really get tired because they will tackle like their lives depend on it. I don’t see the forwards putting in as much. Brian Odong has a bad knee; though, with Asuman and Kasita starting, we might have a chance. Those two are very hungry and will give their all.”She also notes that the boys have to start hitting and attacking from the word go. “Kenya is a physical side; when you play their game they get frustrated.”Rugby columnist Peter Ofwong is non committal, though believes the team will have a hard task against Kenya. “We’ll just have to wait and see; get there early, take your beer and enjoy the party!”Former Kobs coach Ronnie Lutakome says Seguya is a man who believes in hard work, hence his choice of players.“With Seguya you have to train, and hard. You have to show up.” This resonates generally among the fans.Coach Seguya is not a man known for softies; you have to sweat it out. He is a rugby legend, African champion and has seen generations of players come and go. He is also a known adversary among the Kenyans. He knows what it takes to get results.On the whole at the end of the day, we don’t care if Kenya will be playing a test match in Brazil thereafter; the Cranes whipped them last year after they played the likes of Portugal and whatever else.Though the team might be much different, a Migingo affair is a Migingo affair; that said, this should be a cracker of a game! Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgWorld Net Daily reported that the body count from Mao’s reign of terror in China has been revised upward to 77 million by R. J. Rummel, a Nobel Peace Prize winning political scientist who had earlier estimated it at half that (38 million).  This augments Mao’s Guinness reputation as the worst mass murderer in history.  His intentional killings, including policies that intentionally starved tens of millions of Chinese people, exceeded those of Hitler and Stalin.  Deaths attributed to Mao’s democide (death by government) amount to over twice the total combat deaths in all wars between 1900 to 1987, including World Wars I and II.  Of 174 million killed in 20th-century incidents of democide, 148 million fell victim to Marxist regimes – four times the deaths by combat, estimated at 34.1 million.Rummel, who has chronicled 20th century democides, said, “I’m now convinced that Stalin exceeded Hitler in monstrous evil, and Mao beat out Stalin.”  All three dictators were committed to scientific materialism congruent with the Darwinian principles of struggle for existence and survival of the fittest.  According to an article by Answers in Genesis, Mao listed two of his favorite authors as Darwin and Huxley.  In a quote attributed to the Chinese communist leader on Coral Ridge Ministries, Chairman Mao said, “Chinese socialism is founded upon Darwin and the theory of evolution.”  Stalin became an atheist after reading Darwin, and Hitler, though from a different end of the political spectrum, based Mein Kampf on Darwinian principles of struggle and fitness.  Such ideas had become very popular among leading German thinkers in the decades after Darwin’s Origin, as documented in historian Richard Weikart’s book, From Darwin to Hitler (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).Visualize how long it would take to read the names of 77 million people.  At one every five seconds, day and night, it would take over 12 years just to read their names, without even knowing who they were or the nature of their hopes and dreams – dreams that were strangled in prison, brutal work camps, torture or policy-induced famines.  Add another 12 years for those killed under all the other communist leaders, and 3 years 4 months for Nazi deaths – a total of almost 28 years of reading name, after name, after name, day and night.  By contrast, reading the names of the 9/11 victims at this rate would take a little over four hours.Some historians have speculated that Charles Darwin’s mysterious illnesses derived at least partly from stress and depression over the possible impact of his radical ideas (see Russell Grigg article).  He once wrote, “It is like confessing to a murder.” (See PBS).Darwinism was to Nazism and communism like fuel and spark to fire.  Lenin, Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, Pol Pot, Castro, Kim Jong Il and all communist despots past and present have been committed scientific materialists.  They shut down churches and promoted atheism, exalted Darwinism and promoted evolutionary theory as the scientific rationalization for the state and the ethical justification for their brutal policies.  John West on Evolution News reminded readers about Darwin’s own support of eugenics and racism, and accused the American Museum of Natural History of sanitizing this aspect of his life in their multi-million dollar Darwin exhibit (11/21/2005).This is a stern reminder why the debate over creation vs. evolution matters.  We are not talking about some minor issue for scientists and egghead philosophers to speculate about.  Ideas have consequences, and as Richard Weikart demonstrated in a lecture worth watching (available from Access Research Network), the same Darwinian principles that motivated Hitler and the communists are alive and well among prominent evolutionary biologists today.  Many university professors and evolutionary biologists are avowed Marxists.  Let them ponder the horrible results of their belief system, and then ponder the warning of Jesus, “every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.  A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.  Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.  Therefore by their fruits you will know them.” (from the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7).(Visited 465 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgKelt-11b is a new exoplanet discovered by researchers in South Africa, collaborating with others from around the world. The discovery further solidifies South Africa’s reputation as a global leader in astronomy.An artist’s impression of Kelt-11b, the newly discovered exoplanet, orbiting its host star, Kelt-11. (Image: Walter Benjamin, SAAO)Compiled by Priya PitamberA new exoplanet, described as “puffed up”, “bloated”, and “having the density of Styrofoam” has been discovered by researchers at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), working together with others from around the world.An exoplanet, or extrasolar planet, is a planet that orbits a star outside our solar system.The newly discovered exoplanet, named Kelt-11b, is orbiting a star 320 light years away and shares some similarities with Jupiter and Saturn because it is also a gas giant. But there are differences too.“The new exoplanet orbits its host star — called Kelt-11 — so closely that it completes an orbit in less than five days,” said the SAAO. “Kelt-11b has only a fifth of Jupiter’s mass, but is 40% larger in radius. This means that this new bloated planet has about the same density as Styrofoam.”Watch:The SAAO’s Dr Rudi Kuhn said it was an exciting discovery. “The planet Kelt-11b orbits one of the brightest stars known to host an exoplanet and is one of the most inflated planets ever discovered.”This would enable researchers to make detailed observations of the atmospheric composition of the exoplanet using much larger telescopes such as the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), Kuhn said.“This will help us understand how these giant planets are formed, why they have such small orbits as well as what might happen to them in the future.”#KELT11b SAAO’s Dr Tana Joseph says “It’s great that our small telescopes are doing world-class science”. KB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 20, 2017#KELT11b Joseph, “people come from all over world to the site in Sutherland, because of the geographical advantage.” KB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 20, 2017How it worksTwo small robotic telescopes are part of the Kelt (Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope) with Kelt-North in Arizona in the US, and Kelt-South in Sutherland, South Africa. Kuhn helped with the construction of Kelt-South.“The exoplanet was first discovered with the Kelt-South telescope and thereafter monitored by many telescopes around the world operated by researchers at universities as well as telescopes operated by amateur astronomers,” said the organisation.What the researchers knowAccording to research findings published in The Astronomical Journal:Kelt-11 is the brightest known transiting exoplanet host in the southern hemisphere;It has a large atmospheric scale height, 2,763km, and;Because of those characteristics, it could become the benchmark of the study of such exoplanets.Source: SAAOWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The game was billed as a matchup between the defending league MVP Westbrook and the early season front runner for the award Bucks superstar Antetokounmpo.But unlike Greece’s Antetokounmpo, Westbrook got plenty of help from his supporting cast Tuesday as Paul George scored a team-high 20 points and Carmelo Anthony chipped in with 17.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJeremi Grant also finished with 17 for the Thunder, who shot 49 percent and improved to 4-3 on the season.“I thought we played a great game on offense in the first half,” Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan said. “We really moved the ball well and we generated high-quality shots.” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Milwaukee struggled to keep pace without him and fell behind by as many as 24 before going into halftime down 60-42.In Los Angeles, Julius Randle came off the bench to score 17 points and lead seven players in double figures as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the red-hot Detroit Pistons 113-93. Kyle Kuzma added 16 points, Larry Nance tallied 14 and 12 rebounds for the Lakers. Reggie Jackson and Tobias Harris scored 18 points each for the Pistons, who dropped to 5-3 on the season. Lakers stop Pistons“I don’t think we are going to play that great every night but it shows that our team is capable of being a very good basketball team when we are playing together,” said Lakers coach Luke Walton.The Pistons were coming off back-to-back wins against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday and the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. The Clippers were the last unbeaten team before Detroit rallied from 13 points down in the third quarter to win 95-87.In Indianapolis, the Pacers also used a balanced scoring attack to crush the Sacramento Kings 101-83 as Lithuanian forward Domantas Sabonis delivered his third double-double of the season with 12 points and a career-high 16 rebounds.Bojan Bogdanovic, of Croatia, scored a team-high 17 points while American Thaddeus Young chipped in 15 for Indiana who improved to 4-3 on the season. View comments The 22-year-old Antetokounmpo led the Bucks but failed to reach the 30-point mark for just the second time this season.Antetokounmpo, who grew up in Athens and is of Nigerian descent, hit nine of 14 shots, including a pair of three-pointers. But Milwaukee shot just 42.1 percent overall as they lost their second game in the last three.“They just played better than us,” Antetokounmpo said. “They were more physical than us. We need to do a better job of being ready, especially against teams like OKC.” Oklahoma City wasted little time setting the tone, using a 16-0 run to jump out to a 20-8 first-quarter lead. Antetokounmpo drew his third foul just a minute into the second quarter and spent the next eight minutes on the bench.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAcenter_img Victor Oladipo, who led the Pacers in scoring each of the first six games, finished with 14 points on four-of-10 shooting. Cory Joseph added 13 points off the Indiana bench.Elsewhere, the Phoenix Suns blew an 18-point lead in the third quarter but made enough timely plays down the stretch to beat the Brooklyn Nets 122-114. Devin Booker scored 32 points for Phoenix, his second 30-point game of the season and the 22nd of his career. The Suns improved to 3-1 since Canadian Jay Triano took over as interim coach, replacing Earl Watson last week. MOST READ Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 28 points but reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook claimed bragging rights as the Oklahoma City Thunder thumped the Milwaukee Bucks 110-91 on Tuesday night.American Westbrook finished just shy of his fourth triple double of the season, scoring 12 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and collecting nine assists for the Thunder in front of a crowd of 18,700 at the Bradley Center arena.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WBC orders rematch of Yamanaka-Nery bout over drug testlast_img read more