The driver of a blue Toyota Wish motor car bearing registration number PVV 3080 died after he reportedly slammed head on into a Canter truck some 50 miles from the capital city Paramaribo, Suriname on Thursday. He was later identified as a US missionary called “Pastor Tim”.The second victim is Patrick Tulsi, 73, an Apostle of Living Water Fellowship ofThe mangled car with Guyanese plates. Inset: Patrick TulsiCornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara.Guyana Times was told that the car was heading to Paramaribo and the Canter truck was heading to Nickerie, Suriname. One online media outlet reported that the car was speeding and it suddenly began to sway on the roadway before colliding with the truck. As a result of the impact, the truck struck a utility pole while the car ended up in the ditch.The drivers of both vehicles were reportedly thrown from their vehicles and landed on the ground. Based on reports received, public-spirited citizens rushed to the scene to give assistance, but the two men were already dead. The now dead pastor leaves to mourn his three children and wife.
…blames hospital for negligenceA 22-year-old mother of six lost one of her eyes and was recently discharged from the Suddie Hospital, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).The woman, Sunita Vandyke, was at the Suddie Hospital for several weeks after doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital removed one of her eyes without any proper explanation as to why her eye had to be removed when she has never had any medical complications with her eye.The ill woman: Sunita VandykeRelatives are calling for a full investigation into the incident. According to relatives, the woman was admitted at the Suddie Hospital to give birth but everything went downhill after her delivery.Vandyke’s mother-in-law, Phyllis Carter, told Guyana Times that Vandyke delivered a healthy baby at the Suddie Hospital some seven weeks ago. She said that after the birth of the baby, her daughter-in-law went to her Parika residence, where she started to complain of feeling unwell. She said she took Vandyke to the Parika Health Centre, where the nurses administered saline. She said that after receiving the saline, her daughter-in-law started complaining of blurred vision. “As soon as she get the saline and we go home, she started complaining with the eye,” she said.Carter said after her daughter-in-law continued to complain about having blurred vision, she took her to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, where doctors transferred her to the West Demerara Regional Hospital.The woman said she was sceptical in taking Vandyke to the WDRH since she had previously sued that institution for the death of her grandson.She said that they then visited the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation after the eye became worse and Vandyke’s condition worsened. “We meet GPHC emergency with the eye draining inflammation and the nose bleeding and they said that’s not an emergency and we waited several hours and were sent away without seeing a doctor. I even went to the boss upstairs to complain that we were not getting to see a doctor and still, we could [not] get help. We were sent away,” she said.The frustrated Carter related that it was then that she visited the Ministry of Health to lodge a complaint and was directed to the Mercy Hospital and then redirected to the Eye Clinic at GPHC. When she arrived at the clinic, the doctors quickly admitted Vandyke for surgery to remove the eye. “Just so they say they gotta take out the eye. GPHC and West Dem sabotage my daughter-in-law. They did nothing to help. They never even checked the eye, and we need answers. This girl never had any eye problem” she added.Carter called for a full investigation stating that Vandyke’s medical record will show that the woman did not suffer from any medical or eye conditions. Vandyke’s condition has since gotten worse as she is now unable to walk and has stopped speaking. On Monday, she was taken to the Leonora Hospital again, but due to the severity of her condition, she was referred to the GPHC.The woman, Sunita Vandyke, is alleging that the negligence of staff at the Parika Health Centre, Leonora Cottage Hospital, the West Demerara Regional Hospital and Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation is responsible and called for a full investigation into the matter. Since the incident, the woman has been in and out of the hospital.
Alex Song in action for West Ham 1 Inter Milan are ready to swoop for Barcelona’s Alex Song in the summer.Song is currently on loan at West Ham, where he has made 28 appearances, but the Hammers remain reluctant to sign the midfielder on a permanent basis.According to Sport, Inter manager Roberto Mancini has identified Song as one his top targets during the summer transfer window.Despite his imminent return to Barca, Song is unlikely start next season at the Nou Camp with the Catalan club keen on selling the midfielder if they receive the right offer.
JERUSALEM – As if Gaza didn’t have enough to contend with – now a lion is missing from its newly opened zoo. Two weeks ago, masked men with assault rifles stole a 4-month-old lion cub, Sabrina, said Soud al-Shawaa, director of the Gaza Strip’s only zoo. They also made off with two parrots prized for their ability to speak a few words of Arabic and tried to steal Sabrina’s cage mate Sakher, but he was stronger and resisted. Police asked the zoo to keep the theft a secret while they investigated. With still no sign of Sabrina, they now hope publicity will help them track her down. The zoo has also offered a reward. “Now you see we are forced to put armed guards at this zoo to protect our animals and birds,” al-Shawaa told AP Television News Monday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals
QPR: Green; Simpson, Hill, Dunne, Assou-Ekotto, Phillips, Barton, Carroll, Hoilett, Austin, Johnson.Subs: Murphy; Traore, Onuoha, Jenas, Kranjcar, Henry, O’Neil.Blackburn: Eastwood; Spurr, Hanley, Lowe, Rhodes, Marshall, Dann, Williamson, Taylor, Henley, Cairney.Subs: Kilgallon; King, Dunn, Campbell, Rochina, Judge, Kean.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
4 June 2010The Vodacom Bulls’ victory over the Stormers in the Super 14 final in Soweto last weekend not only broke boundaries as the biggest rugby game ever to take place in a township; it broke South African television records as well.Figures released on Thursday by BMI Sport Info, South Africa’s leading independent sport and sponsorship research company, showed that rugby made significant inroads into the country’s black population, with black viewers accounting for almost 30 percent of the total viewing audience.According to the viewership figures, a new record viewing audience of 2.9-million South Africans of 16 years and older watched the final between the Bulls and Stormers at Orlando Stadium on television.More than doubledThis more than doubled the 1.4-million viewers that watched the 2009 final between the Bulls and the Chiefs.The historical significance of the game prompted SABC to also broadcast the game live, and it had an immediate effect on viewership, tapping a new wealth of rugby fans.The total recorded audience was also considerably higher than the 950 000 adults who watched the Bulls’ semi-final clash the week before.Around 60 percent of fans watched the match on SABC2 and 40% on Supersport, allowing for a significant growth in black viewership, which increased by 127% compared to the 2009 Super 14 final.Significant boostThe total black viewership was over 840 000, almost 30 percent of the total audience and a significant boost to the sport in the country.“These amazing figures show there is a significant support base for rugby amongst black viewers and the historic move to use Orlando Stadium for the semi-finals and finals of the Vodacom Super 14 was a positive move,” BMI’s Johan Grobler said of the figures.“And the growth wasn’t only amongst black South Africans, as there was also a significant jump among female viewers – with figures increasing 140% from those in the 2009 finals.“For the first time, ladies outnumbered the men by accounting for 51 percent of the viewers.”Soweto’s influenceClearly, the success of the Bulls semi-final win over the Crusaders and the excitement and hype surrounding the final in Soweto, along with the mouth-watering clash between two of the oldest South African rivals, played a major part.Despite the record viewership represented by the TAMS rating, according to BMI’s James Monteith the actual audience figure is much higher, if you take into account the social aspect of watching a massive final together with friends.“Out of home viewing by people with no private access to a TV or purely because it’s more fun watching at a venue with friends, can add substantially to the total audience,” Monteith said.“This can add an additional 50% to the audience for events with no broadcast on free to air TV, and between 23% and 35% for events that are broadcast on free to air TV.“With out of home viewing added to the recorded television audiences, the total number that watched the final is likely closer to 3.7-million adults.Trend“An all-South African final with the added excitement of it being hosted in Soweto added to the interest in the match, but it only continued a trend we had seen all season,” said Oregan Hoskins, the president of the South African Rugby Union (SARU).“The audience was up 38% in February and continued to increase every week over the tournament – even before the Vodacom Bulls and Vodacom Stormers emerged as the tournament’s pace-setters.“We’re seeing sustained and unprecedented levels of interest in rugby. Our players and coaches have led the way with their performances on the field.“Supporters like to follow successful teams and associate with winners, and our teams have certainly been that.”Improved quality of rugbyHoskins added that the emphasis law makers had placed on interpretations to encourage ball-in-hand play and cut down on scrum resets, improving the quality of rugby had had an impact.The audience for the final was 55% higher than last year’s final and 28% higher than the Sharks and Vodacom Bulls final in 2007. Thirty-one matches had audiences of more than half-a-million viewers compared to only 13 in 2009.Hoskins added: “Congratulations to the Vodacom Bulls on winning the title and retaining it for South Africa – the trophy was one of the big attractions of the Champion Tour with which we began the year.“People flocked to share in the success of rugby at first hand and thanks to our Vodacom Super 14 teams we’ve had a marvellous start to the year.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
New Horizons, NASA’s mission to the outer solar system, has been given a large chunk of time on the Hubble Space Telescope to assist an increasingly desperate search for an icy object the spacecraft can study after it hurtles past Pluto in July 2015, NASA headquarters announced today.The mission team has so far been unable to find a suitable Kuiper belt object (KBO) for follow-up study, but needs to as soon as possible so that it can plan orbital adjustments with its limited supply of fuel.Beginning this week, the mission team will get 40 orbits of Hubble time from the discretionary budget of the director of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, which operates the telescope. It takes the telescope 97 minutes to orbit Earth, but because Earth blocks intended targets for much of this time, each orbit is worth about an hour of observation.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Researchers will use the time to search a quarter of the space within the realm of the spacecraft’s thrusters. A Time Allocation Committee (TAC) of 18 astronomers gave the New Horizons team an additional 120 orbits to search the remaining space if the initial search turns up a reasonable number of KBO candidates. And if a prime candidate is found, the team will get 30 more orbits of time for precision studies to nail down the KBO orbit. “This program was strongly supported by the TAC, whether they were cosmologists, solar system or exoplanet people,” says Neill Reid, the head of the science mission office at STScI. “This is the one chance to go visit there.”One major problem has been that the bright, star-filled center of the Milky Way is directly behind the search area, making it difficult for faint KBOs to stand out. The mission team has already been granted dozens of nights of time on some of the largest ground-based telescopes on Earth, to no avail. Reid says the team should have improved chances with Hubble because of its sharper vision, and also because the background sky as seen from space is a bit darker. But success is by no means a given—KBOs have turned out to be far less numerous than mission scientists thought when New Horizons launched in 2006. “It depends on whether the solar system is going to cooperate or not,” Reid says. “They made a good case that they had done as much as they could from the ground.”With fierce competition for Hubble time, some observers worried that the TAC might dismiss the large request from the New Horizons team. But the dilemma even got the attention of the Senate subcommittee in charge of science appropriations, chaired by Senator Barbara Mikulski (D–MD), whose state includes both the STScI and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, which operates the New Horizons mission. The lawmakers backed an expanded KBO survey in a report accompanying the NASA spending bill that Mikulski’s committee approved earlier this month. “The Committee strongly supports surveying the accessible region of space that the New Horizons spacecraft will be able to transit,” the panel wrote, “in order to determine if potential targets of opportunity exist that the spacecraft can explore.”
Brilliant white roofs have been used to reflect sunlight and cool homes since ancient times in Greece. Now, researchers in California have added a modern spin to the strategy. They’ve created a new multilayer coating that cools using a one-two punch. First, it reflects nearly all the incoming energy in sunlight. Second, it absorbs heat (say, from a building below) and radiates it away without warming the nearby air. Because the new technology doesn’t require any electricity, it could slash the cost of air conditioning buildings—an application that consumes nearly 15% of all electricity used in the United States.The first part of the new cooling technology, reflecting, is easy to grasp: Just look in a mirror. The second part, radiating away heat, is less intuitive. Buildings, trees, and people all radiate heat in the form of infrared light—the eerie glow you see in night vision goggles. Typically this infrared radiation occurs over a broad range of wavelengths between 6 and 30 micrometers. Because molecules in the air can absorb at the top and bottom of that range, the radiation heats up its surroundings. Wavelengths between 8 and 13 micrometers, however, pass right through the air into the cold vastness of space.So researchers led by Shanhui Fan, an electrical engineer at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, set out to create a mirrored coating that was also good at radiating energy at long wavelengths. “There is no natural material that reflects solar wavelengths but is also radiative in thermal wavelengths” just the right length to escape the atmosphere, he says.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)To design such a material, Fan and his team created a seven-layer stack of alternating silicon dioxide (SiO2) and hafnium dioxide (HfO2). They grew the layers atop a silicon wafer the size of a pie plate, topped with a thin silver layer that acted as an initial good reflector. The first four layers of SiO2 and HfO2 were ultrathin and designed to reflect nearly all the incoming light not reflected by the silver. Together those five layers reflected 97% of the incoming energy. The top three layers—two thicker SiO2 layers separated by a thick HfO2 layer—acted as the radiator, absorbing heat from below and reemitting the energy at wavelengths between 8 and 13 micrometers. In various tests, the coating cooled surfaces below it by 5°C, even in full sunlight, Fan and his team report online today in Nature.Fan notes that nearly all energy technologies work by moving heat from a hot place to a cold one. In the case of the coating, he says, the dumping ground is space—a place readily accessible from anywhere on Earth.“This is a very novel and simple idea,” says Eli Yablonovitch, a photonics engineer at the University of California, Berkeley. But whether the coating can be applied cheaply enough over large areas remains to be shown. Fan says existing technology can do the job. But if coating rooftops doesn’t pan out, he says, the technology might still yield better air conditioning systems by enabling them to flush their waste heat into space.
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) passes the ball against Atlanta Hawks guard Vince Carter (15) during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)MIAMI — Jimmy Butler wants this made clear: He is not in Miami to be the next Dwyane Wade.He wanted to be in Miami to honor his retired friend’s legacy — and pick up where Wade left off.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ “We bring in a super, like-minded player to our culture,” Spoelstra said. “In my mind, Jimmy is having the same impact Zo had when he joined the team.”Butler thought one of the adjustments he’d have to make with the move to Miami was the process of getting to know what makes his new teammates tick. Turns out, that’s almost been seamless — a good sign for a team going into a season with Miami’s traditional high expectations.“I’m just happy to be able to hoop,” Butler said. “We’ve got a great group of guys. We like being around each other. Everyone’s laughing and smiling. It’s going to be a long year and a long great year. Everyone around here is looking forward to it.”Here are some other things to know about the Heat entering the season:BUTLER’S MOVESADVERTISEMENT The Heat are Butler’s fourth team — fourth team since 2017, too — and he says he wants Miami to be the final stop in his career.Butler has been to the postseason seven times, including with Philadelphia last year, yet still hasn’t gotten past the second round. Miami also hasn’t been past the second round since its last NBA Finals trip in 2014, yet it believes adding Butler is the first huge footstep toward reversing those recent fortunes.FREE THROWSMiami was awful from the foul line last year. The Heat shot 60% or less from the free-throw stripe a league-worst 17 times last season — and went 2-15 in those games. Look no further than that as the reason why Miami wasted a chance at a postseason berth. Of those 15 losses, five came in games where Miami wound up losing by five points or fewer; the Heat wound up missing the playoffs by two games.DEFEND HOMEAnother key area where the Heat must get better this season is defending home court.Miami was 19-22 at home last season — actually a game worse than its 20-21 record on the road. Last season marked the first time since 1996-97 that the Heat had a better record away from Miami; that team was 32-9 on the road, 29-12 at home.THE ROOKIENo. 13 pick Tyler Herro is loaded with confidence, and the Heat aren’t holding him back. The rookie from Kentucky quickly has earned the trust of teammates, not just because of his strong summer league and preseason performances but because of his practice habits as well.“We are trying to prepare Tyler as much as we can to be ready to help us win,” Spoelstra said. THE VETERANUdonis Haslem is back for his 17th season, all with Miami.The Heat offered Haslem a chance to become a coach this season instead; he decided to remain as a player, even with the knowledge that he likely won’t get much court time.With Wade retired, he’s the last remaining player from any of Miami’s three championship teams still on the roster.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ PetroGazz rounds out semis PVL cast DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers LATEST STORIES Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wade’s “one last dance” is over, his retirement has come after 16 seasons and now Butler has arrived to become the Heat’s go-to guy in winning time. Adding Butler on a four-year contract was the centerpiece of the Heat’s offseason, and even in a year of transition — learning to play without Wade, again — Miami believes a return to the playoffs is well within reach.“Seeing what he helped build here — and I never want to compare myself to him, but I think that what they have going on here and the way they go about everything here is the right way,” said Butler, who went to Marquette (as did Wade) and was Wade’s teammate in Chicago in 2016-17 after the three-time champion left Miami the first time. “That’s what I’m banking on, that we continue to do that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceWade’s last home game as a Heat player was against Philadelphia, with Butler one of the opponents that night. The scene, the way the Miami crowd feted Wade, it all made an impact on Butler’s thinking as far as where he wanted to play this season and beyond.Heat coach Erik Spoelstra compared Miami’s move to bring Butler in to one of the other seismic moves in franchise history — the one, early in Pat Riley’s tenure with the team, that landed Alonzo Mourning. Becoming his own man This jewelry designer is also an architect View comments