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SOCU charges discriminatory, abuse of court’s process – Ali

first_img…as High Court challenge halts magistrates’ courts caseAfter being handed 19 fraud-related charges in November 2018 by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU); Magistrates’ Courts proceedings against former Housing Minister Irfaan Ali have been put on hold as he moved to challenge the merit of the State’s case at the High Court.Ali in his writ filed, among several citations, contends that the case, related to the sale of lands at Plantation Sparendaam (Pradoville Two), East Coast Demerara is tantamount to an abuse of the court’s process. He is represented by Senior Counsel Neil Boston, Anil Nandlall, among other attorneys while the respondents in the matter are Police Commissioner, Leslie James, Chief Magistrate AnnPPP executive member and Former Minister of Housing Irfaan AliMcLennan, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali-Hack and Police Detective Corporal Muninlall Persaud.In a writ seen by Guyana Times, the Parliamentarian made a multiplicity of applications to the court consequent to the charges on the 19 individual case jackets. His position is that the charges are “irrational, arbitrary, capricious, whimsical, malicious, biased, without any proper evidential basis, made in bad faith, influenced by irrelevant and improper considerations and motives, unreasonable, discriminatory, unlawful, null, void and of no effect.”In his application, Ali is seeking two orders of Certiorari – one quashing the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to charge him with the offence of Conspiracy to Defraud Contrary to Common Law. The second seeks to quash the oath of SOCU rank Corporal Persaud he gave at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts in respect to the 19 charges.The applicant has sought an order to prohibit the chief magistrate or any otherPolice Commissioner Leslie JamesGeorgetown magistrate from attempting to hear the matter or take any further steps following the Corporal Persaud’s oath. Ali had also sought an interim order preventing the case being heard until the determination of the High Court challenge. Moreover, the former minister desires to secure a declaration that the particulars of the charge do not constitute an offence known to law and contravene Section 144 (4) of the Constitution and that there is not statutory or common law that requires a valuaton prior to the sale of property.Ali further wants the court to declare that the decision to lay the charges is vague and unconstitutional. Additionally, he is seeking costs, general damages, exemplary damages, aggravated damages all amounting to not less than $100,000 and whichever other directions the court views as just.SOCU is alleging that Ali defrauded the State of over $174 million but the Leonora, West Coast Demerara resident denies the allegations in the charges, which stated that he committed a criminal act without first obtaining a valuation.“I deny selling any lands to any persons. Moreover, assuming arguendo that the facts as alleged in the Charges are true, which is denied, 1 have been informed by counsel and verily believe that the particulars as contained therein do not amount to any offence known to law, which even if proven, are impossible to yield a conviction for the offences charged,” an excerpt of the case file argues.He has also highlighted that the charges have been laid nine years after the factDPP Shalimar Ali-Hackand furthermore said that the case is prejudicial to him.“It is an open and notorious fact that I am being actively considered as a presidential candidate for the People’s Progressive Party…and the respondents’ failure to act swiftly and without delay in prosecuting the Charges has caused and is causing me grave and irreversible damage, prejudicing my eligibility,” he said in his proceedings.He added that the allegations have caused him loss and damage and if not punished, “may result in other frivolous charges being filed against the public at large.” He also appealed for an urgent hearing which is slated to be heard on Friday.When Ali reappeared before Chief Magistrate McLennan, the matter was adjourned to February 6. However, in light of Ali’s pending High Court challenge, those proceedings will have to be put on hold. On Monday when the matter was called at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, State Prosecutor Patrice Henry, informed the court that additional statements are outstanding and as such more time is needed to obtain these.SOCU is accusing the former minister of selling 19 plots of land located at Goedverwagting and Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara, below their valued prices. According to the charges, SOCU is contending that the plots of land were sold at $39.8 million when they were actually valued $212.4 million.The High Court challenged is expected to be heard on Friday.last_img read more

Company uncertainty affecting us, admits Nakumatt coach

first_img0Shares0000Nakumatt FC head coach Anthony Mwangi (far right) on the technical bench during a past Kenyan Premier League match. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 3- Nakumatt FC head coach Anthony Mwangi has admitted the uncertainty surrounding their sponsor, Supermarket chain Nakumatt Holdings has affected them but he hopes his charges can weather the storm and finish off the season successfully.The regional supermarket chain has been going through tough financial times and has been forced to close some of its branches as it grapples with debts and high operational costs. Mwangi’s side sit 11th in the Kenyan Premier League standings but they have lost all their last three matches, against Ulinzi Stars and back-to-back against giants Gor Mahia who beat them 2-0 on Saturday and 1-0 on Wednesday.“It was a good performance from us considering what we are going through. We have all been seeing in the news what the company has been going through and even the team is going through tough times. But I congratulate the boys because they have been trying despite the circumstances,” the coach told Capital Sports after the team’s 1-0 loss to Gor on Wednesday.Nakumatt FC players ose for a group photo before a past kenyan Premier League match. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNakumatt have been referred to as the ‘money-bags’ considering the hefty salaries they pay players as well as the heavy sign-on fees they have been handing to players especially when they were still in the second tier seeking promotion.They earned the much needed lift to top tier football at the start of the 2017 season when the Football Kenya Federation made the decision to increase the league to 18 teams.Mwangi admits that the uncertainty might affect the performance of the team, but maintains they will keep fighting hard to ensure they achieve their target of finishing in the top half of the table.“To be honest I don’t know much about what is happening because my work is only on the pitch. I am sure in the next couple of weeks we should know what is going on. It is somehow affecting the players bit I am trying to give them motivation,” the coach added.Gor Mahia’s Meddie Kagere takes on nakumatt’s Kennedy Onyango. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe Premier League newcomers will put their woes behind as they travel to Nakuru to face soldiers Ulinzi Stars at the Afraha Stadium on Saturday. Mwangi is confident they can pick up a revenge win and keep their hopes on track.“We have some few injuries but we hope we can manage. Every game is different and with a different approach. It will be a tough game away from home but we have to go and get a win. I know we can still manage to keep our top half target because the gap is not that big,” Mwangi noted.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Bandari eye CAF Confederations Cup success

first_imgThis time round, the dockers are targeting to go one better with an ultimate hope of making it into the group phase for the first time ever.“I think the target always is to go better than the last time and as at now, that is the minimum target we are working on. I have talked to the boys and told them how important continental football is because that is where they can be exposed to more teams and they can advance their careers,” head coach Bernard Mwalala said.The dockers have had one of the best pre-season training phases in their history, having gone for a week long camp in South Africa before travelling to Rwanda for the CECAFA Kagame Cup.Bandari FC players during a training session in Nairobi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMwalala admits as much and says the ball now is in the players’ coyrt to ensure they pick maximum points at home and get their campaign started on a flyer.“With such home and away matches, the secret always is to do well in your home matches. This first game is very important for us and we need to go in and give our best to get a comfortable advantage. We are finishing off away from home and we got to ensure we take control of the game early,” the coach added.Meanwhile, Mwalala has admitted he doesn’t know much about Shandy, but believes they will devise a workable strategy to get maximum points.“It has been a bit difficult to get some clips of their game but what we have done is work on our own tactical plan for that game. If we can execute our strategy, I think we should not worry much about the other team,” stated the coach.0Shares0000(Visited 57 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala chats with members of his technical bench during a training session in Nairobi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 9 – Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield champions Bandari FC begin their second sojourn into continental football on Saturday afternoon when they take on Sudanese side Al Ahly Shandy at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani in the CAF Confederations Cup preliminary round.Bandari first played at the high table of African football in 2016 just after they won their first Shield title but were unlucky not to go past the preliminary round, losing 3-1 on aggregate to Congolese outfit St. Elloi Lupopo.last_img read more

Storm threat delays Mardi Gras parade

first_img Nearly all the Krewe of Dreux members are living somewhere else in Louisiana or another state because of the storm. Several were costumed with blue tarp, like the tarpaulins that cover damaged roofs, and their route went past piles of debris and dead trees and shrubs. One woman at the Bacchus Lounge, Patty Shore, wearing a black cape emblazoned with a giant hurricane icon, said she used to live in Gentilly and wasn’t going to let Katrina’s aftermath prevent her annual return. “I think it’s more important than ever,” she said. “This is who we are, and this is our home.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW ORLEANS – The last big weekend of the annual Carnival season drew healthy crowds to two Mardi Gras parades on Saturday, but a threat of evening showers pushed one of the city’s biggest and glitziest processions back a day. Some had stayed out overnight in tents or on sofas to claim prime turf to watch the parades staged by private clubs, called krewes. Alfred Washington, 50, a New Orleans native and a bassist in a local band, said the parades were good for the city ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. “We have hurricanes down here all the time. Mardi Gras is going to go on. It’s part of our culture. It is us,” Washington said as the Krewe of Iris headed down St. Charles Avenue, with the Krewe of Tucks behind them. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “It kept our minds off our worries for a while. After this, we’ll get back to work gutting houses and stuff,” he said. The celebrity-studded Krewe of Endymion’s parade with elaborate floats through the Uptown area, which was relatively unscathed by Katrina’s floods, was put off until today because of the threat of evening thunderstorms. It will roll after the Krewe of Bacchus, another “super krewe,” police said. Ed Muniz, Endymion’s captain, told WWL-TV that between 500 and 600 of his 2,200-member krewe live out of town post-Katrina and likely would miss today’s parade because of scheduled flights that leave before its start. In suburban Metairie, the Krewe of Isis also put off its evening parade until today, which was expected to be sunny and breezy. But in the flood-ravaged Gentilly neighborhood, about 50 members of the ragtag Krewe of Dreux set out on their 34th annual parade. They gathered in the neighborhood’s Bacchus Lounge, a shell of its former self because it had to be gutted after Katrina flooded it to the ceiling. last_img read more

NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB HONOUR FOUNDING FATHERS

first_imgThe Naomh Mhuire GAA Club from the Lower Rosses last week honoured Seamus Rodgers and Tony Doherty as their first to enter the Club Hall of Fame.Both men were founding members of the Club in 1980 and have given over 31 years of service. They both still hold positions within the tight knit West Donegal Club.“Tony and Seamus are a reflection of our Club and its community. They have worked hard against the odds at times in establishing a club for all with facilities for which we are forever grateful”….said Club Chairman Cormac McGarvey on Saturday night at the Club Dinner. NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB HONOUR FOUNDING FATHERS was last modified: January 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB HONOUR FOUNDING FATHERSlast_img read more

Middle colleges emerge

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Gone are the stereotypical cliques, jocks, cheerleaders and others caught up in the hierarchy of being cool. At this school, where daily schedules consist of four high school classes and six college units, the 200 students are less interested in football games and dances and more focused on graduation and moving on with their adult lives. “I was bored at Saugus High School,” said Lam, a senior. “I knew I was going to College of the Canyons after graduation and thought this would be a good start.” Known as middle colleges, there are about 13 such schools in the state and 31 nationwide. The concept first started in 1974 at a New York community college as an alternative for high school students on the verge of dropping out. Since then, middle colleges have developed into an alternative school system for all types of students with a wide range of grade-point averages seeking a change from traditional high school environments. SANTA CLARITA – For 17-year-old Brendan Reape, it was the small student body and even smaller campus. With Eugene Duffy, 17, it was the chance for a more rigorous class load. Marlene Lam, 17, wanted a jump-start on college. Their reasons may be different for attending Academy of the Canyons – a high school for juniors and seniors on the campus of College of the Canyons – but their explanations for staying were the same: more challenging classes and less social pressure. The 200 students who attend Academy of the Canyons, a cluster of modular trailers tucked next to the community college’s large concrete buildings, hail from public and private school systems. Some were home-schooled. “We have students who are 2.0 and students who are 4.0-plus, and everything in between,” said Principal Jill Shenberger. All went through an application and interview process for the school, which is part of the William S. Hart Union High School District. Not all applicants are accepted to the school, which is now in its sixth year of operation. Shenberger said the teens thrive in the small school community, in part because she and the faculty know all students by name. Many students arrived there looking for an atmosphere that’s more personable than what’s found in many high schools. But as varied as the students are, Shenberger finds they often have one common trait: focus. Shenberger said the 17- and 18-year-olds at the school are all goal-oriented, whether that means graduating from high school early or jumping ahead with college transcripts. Those goals may contribute to their high achievements in their college courses. Last year, Academy of the Canyons students outperformed classmates in their college courses by about 12 percent, a three-percent increase from the year before, according to a College of the Canyons study. Students on average scored about eight percent higher last year than the 800 others from the William S. Hart Union High School District also taking classes at the community college, according to the study. In addition, after graduation from Academy of the Canyons in 2004, about 84 percent of the students continued their college education. About 68 percent of Hart district graduates that same year pursued college, according to the same study. Leslie Crunelle, assistant superintendent for educational services at the Hart district, was not surprised with the results from the study, because she said students in Academy of the Canyons are there to accelerate their education. “These students have made a conscious choice to be in an environment where that’s part of their educational experience,” Crunelle said. “That is always a powerful indicator of success.” Daniel Wise, 16, said that at Academy of the Canyons, he has a heavier workload with both sets of classes. But he finds that the studies are more involved and productive than were his classes at Valencia High School. He appreciates the change. “At high school, you learn about what happened,” the high school junior said. “Here it’s more analytical and in-depth.” Duffy said he finds his classes challenging, that they force him to think more. At his former high school, Duffy said, he was blazing through courses without a hitch. The high school senior also prefers the small campus found at Academy of the Canyons and its tightly knit student body, where he has made many friends. “There isn’t the regular stereotypical social structure here,” Duffy said. “People are friendly. I’ve made more friends here than at regular high school.” Sue Doyle,(661) 257-5254 sue.doyle@dailynews.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

Wenger to leave Arsenal

first_img Tags: Ardene wengerarsenaltop Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he will step down from his role at the end of the season.In a statement to the club’s website, he said: “After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of the season.“I am grateful for having had the privilege to serve the club for so many memorable years.“I managed the club with full commitment and integrity.“I want to thank the staff, the players, the Directors and the fans who make this club so special.“I urge our fans to stand behind the team to finish on a high.“To all the Arsenal lovers take care of the values of the club.Details to follow“My love and support forever.”Comments last_img read more

A modern makeover for the traditional hat

first_imgBabula Gouda, a Class IX student from the remote Khajuribania village in Odisha’s Ganjam district, has improvised the traditional ‘Talari’ hat used by farmers with some modern technology. He has named his innovation ‘smart-Talari’. ‘Talari’ is a large hat made of bamboo or cane that protects agricultural labourers from the sun and rain when they work in the fields. His ‘smart-Talari’ generates solar power to run gadgets added to it. Using less than ₹500, with support and guidance of his science teacher Raghunath Behera, he has transformed the traditional ‘Talari’ to ‘smart-Talari’. Only locally available materials and gadgets were used for his innovation. Babula studies in Merikote High School of Surada block. He hails from a family of farmers. During free time he helps his parents in agricultural work. According to him, the idea to use ‘Talari’ for several other purposes came to him while in the fields. He used to play songs on a small mobile phone while keeping a watch on the grazing cattle. The battery of the mobile used to discharge fast and he had no charging facility nearby. So, he added a small solar power panel from a rechargeable torch on top of the ‘Talari’. The power generated could recharge his mobile phone.When he told about it to his teacher, Mr. Behera, the teacher-student duo decided to develop the ‘smart-Talari’. Now the solar powered ‘smart-Talari’ has two small fans to cool working farmers and a light to help at night. It also has a FM radio and audio player kit for entertainment and weather forecast.last_img read more

PH targets 27 golds in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

first_img“I think its important that you’re able to motivate yourself. We always believe in the triumph of the competitive spirit. Now that we’re getting support from the government, it’s important for us to give back to those who help us,” he said. “We’ll try our hardest, and if not, we’ll still try to achieve sporting excellence, inspire our countrymen, and bring honor to God and country.”RELATED VIDEOPH targets 27 golds in 2017 ASEAN Para Games222 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games The Filipinos will compete in archery, athletics, badminton, boccia, chess, cycling, goalball, powerlifting, swimming, table tennis, tenpin bowling, and wheelchair basketball in the regional games set from September 17 to 23.Woodpusher Menandro Redor will serve as the country’s flagbrearer after winning four gold medals in the visually impaired 2 division, which is for partially blind participants for chess in the 2015 ASEAN Para Games.He will also spearhead the chess team’s quest for seven golds in Kuala Lumpur as they gun to improve the six-gold harvest from Singapore.Also expected to strike gold are Paralympic bronze medalists Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta of powerlifting and Josephine Medina of table tennis.Though still lacking in support, Barredo believes that the paraathletes are more than ready to  make the country proud.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The 164-man strong Philippine team will feature 111 athletes competing in 12 sports with the goal of faring better than the country’s the 16 gold medal haul in Singapore two years back.The paraathletes also have a chance to turn things around for Philippine sports, after the country just managed 24 golds—way below its target of 50—in the 2017 SEA Games last month.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 shutoutPhilippine Paralympic Committee president Mike Barredo is proud of how differently abled athletes have grown through the years since the association’s inception in 1997.“It’s been 20 years and we’ve had participation in five Paralympic games, five Asian Paragames, and this is the ninth edition of our ASEAN Para Games. If you could see, this might be our biggest contingent that will join outside of our country. We’re getting bigger and it’s because we’re showing our might,” he said. Blazing Indians extend win streak to 19 straight MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Josephine Medina wins the bronze medal in the women’s individual table tennis – Class 8 at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. Photo by ITTF websiteLooking to surpass the gold medal haul of the country’s able athletes, the Philippine delegation is settingthe bar high for the 2017 ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.“The team is in high spirits, and if our estimation is correct, we have a strong chance of winning 27 golds, perhaps more,” said chef de mission Ral Rosario during the sendoff at the Dad’s in Mandaluyong City on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Kemba Walker unloads 30 as Hornets beat Cavaliers

first_imgMOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Cleveland center Larry Nance, Jr., whose team led 38-25 in the middle of the second quarter and 46-41 at halftime, had on a one-name answer when asked what the difference in the game was.“Kemba,” Nance said. “He started to heat up in that third quarter and really just took over. Any time a player like that gets going, it’s hard to slow him down.”After going scoreless on 0-for-5 first-quarter shooting, Walker scored nine points in the second quarter while shooting 4 for 8, and added 17 points in the third quarter (6-for-9 shooting) and four points in the fourth quarter (on 1 for 4).TIP-INSCavaliers: Jordan Clarkson returned to action after missing Tuesday’s game at Indiana. … Matthew Dellavedova missed Wednesday’s game with left knee soreness.Hornets: It was was their fourth of a five-game homestand. … After Friday’s game — Charlotte’s 19th home game of the season — the Hornets will play 29 of their final 51 games on the road. Charlotte’s front-loaded home schedule is due to the Spectrum Center hosting NBA All-Star Weekend (Feb. 15-17) in addition to two college basketball tournaments.UP NEXTCavaliers: Visit Toronto on Friday night.Hornets: Host Detroit on Friday night. Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons spark 76ers rout of Knicks TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hornets coach James Borrego said he had a simple message for Walker during his first half struggles.“Yes — keep shooting,” Borrego said. “He’s been doing this his entire life. I said, ‘Stay confident, keep shooting and we’re going to keep looking for you.’,,, Sometimes players need to see one drop, then two drop and three drop and he got rolling there.”Jeremy Lamb added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Marvin Williams had 18 points and 10 boards for Charlotte.Jordan Clarkson scored 20 points, Jaron Blossomgame had 15 and Cedi Osman added 13 for the Cavaliers.After the Cavaliers pulled to 88-82 with 8:52 left in the game, Charlotte started a 17-4 run to seal the win.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets looks to pass around Collin Sexton #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during their game at Spectrum Center on December 19, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, N.C.— Kemba Walker admitted he was frustrated watching his shots misfire for the third straight game as the Charlotte Hornets fell behind by double digits in the first half.However, the two-time All-Star kept pushing, prodding and eventually found his way with 30 points and six assists as the Hornets rallied to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-99 Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ “It’s frustrating,” Walker said of missing the first seven shots one game after scoring a season-low four points on two of 13 shooting last Saturday. “It was shots that I usually make and shots that I work on all the time.“Sometimes, you’ve just got to stick with it and try your best not to let the frustration get to you. You know, keep positive thoughts and just keep on pushing through.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefA reverse layup with 4:49 left in the first half got Walker untracked and he finished shooting 11 of 26, including 4 for 12 on 3-pointers, as the Hornets even their record at 15-15.It was the ninth game of the season with at least 30 points for Walker, and helped Charlotte stop a two-game losing streak. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more