Army lieutenant charged with bombing of TV station in Tarija department

first_imgNews Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile Organisation Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Bolivia News News Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Receive email alerts BoliviaAmericas center_img An army lieutenant who was arrested a few minutes after the 21 June bombing of Canal 4-Unitel, a privately-owned TV station in Yacuiba (in the southern department of Tarija), was charged the next day with terrorism, criminal association and “producing and using explosive substances.”Lt. Georges Peter Nava Zurita was arrested in possession of dynamite and firearms shortly after leaving the scene of the bombing and then running his car off the road. He was also found to be in possession of security accreditation issued by the Palacio Quemada, President Evo Morales’ official residence.Eleven other people have been arrested in connection with the bombing.______________________________23.06 – Two hurt in bombings against radio in Potosí as TV station targeted in the southReporters Without Borders today condemned bomb attacks against the privately-owned TV station, Canal 4-Unitel in Yacuiba, Tarija department, southern Brazil and against Radio Kollasuyo, in Potosí, in the department of the same name in the south-west of the country.Political and media polarisation that is undermining the country was behind both attacks, which caused severe damage in both cases and left two station staff injured in Potosoi, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. The Tarija blast took place against the background of an autonomy referendum on 22 June.Two people in a car threw a dynamite charge into the entrance of Canal 4-Unitel in Yacuiba at dawn on 21 June, badly damaging the main door and windows, but causing no injuries. Judicial authorities blamed elements within army and a group of students at the People’s university of Santa Cruz, supporters of President Evo Morales, who had visited the gas-rich province during the referendum campaign. Around 20 arrests have been made in connection with the attack.Director of the TV station in Yacuiba, Armando Reyes, voiced his shock and dismay to Reporters Without Borders. “We try to keep a balance in our programmes, to serve the people and those most need it”, he said.The previous morning an explosion devastated the door and façade of the main studios of Radio Kollasuyo. Its director, Epifanio Moscoso, said two station staff had been injured: Teofila Taquichiri had lost the hearing in one ear and Silvia Gutiérrez had received a stomach injury from flying wood fragments. The radio had to interrupt programmes later the same day after a fire ravaged tax offices housed in an adjoining building. Both incidents came during a strike by miners in the centre of Potosi, that degenerated into attacks and looting of several public buildings.Four other journalists were set on by miners. José Luis Velásquez Pareja, of Radio Kollasuyo, Roger Vera, of 18-Católica Televisión, Juan Carlos Paco, press spokesman at the department health service, and Jannet Cortez, of Radio ACLO-Potosí.“Less serious than in Santa Cruz, on 4 May, and the departments of Beni and Pando, on 1st June, the attacks against the media in the context of the autonomy referendum in Tarija department, hardly give rise to optimism, with another referendum scheduled for the whole country on 10 August,” Reporters Without Borders said.“As we have urged previously the entire political class must reach an agreement to protect fundamental freedoms, ensure that the radical groups on each side are disowned by the parties and that finally safety guarantees be given to the press for the 10 August referendum”, the organisation added. February 1, 2018 Find out more June 24, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Army lieutenant charged with bombing of TV station in Tarija department November 18, 2016 Find out more News to go further June 12, 2020 Find out more RSF_en BoliviaAmericas last_img read more

Is Housing Stock Meeting Demand?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Is Housing Stock Meeting Demand? Previous: Document Delivery System Integration Announced Next: Freddie Mac Passes $50B in Credit Risk Transfers Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save September 18, 2019 1,449 Views About Author: Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Demand Houisng Inventory Demand Houisng Inventory 2019-09-18 Seth Welborn Is Housing Stock Meeting Demand?center_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Housing completions increased by 2.4% month-over-month in August 2019, up to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,294,000, 5% higher than the August 2018 rate of 1,232,000, according to the latest Residential Construction Report from the U.S. Census Bureau. First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi notes that this increase represents new net supply added to the housing stock.“Further increases in housing construction may be on the way as well,” Kushi said in a statement. “Residential construction jobs increased 3.9 percent between August 2018 and August 2019. More people at work in residential construction signals that housing construction is likely to increase in the months ahead, reinforcing reports that builder confidence increased in September, even in the face of cost challenges.”Privately‐owned housing starts in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,364,000.  This is 12.3% above the revised July estimate of 1,215,000 and is 6.6% above the August 2018 rate of 1,279,000.  Single‐family housing starts in August were at a rate of 919,000; this is 4.4% above the revised July figure of 880,000. The August rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 424,000.“The total supply of existing homes for sale nationwide as a percentage of the occupied residential inventory, a metric known as inventory turnover, started the year at 1.7%, and has steadily increased to a level of 2% in July 2019,” Kushi continues. “In other words, only 200 homes in every 10,000 are for sale. While an improvement, this is well below the historical average of about 250 in every 10,000.”“The lack of existing homes for sale is supportive of new construction,” she adds. “The month-over-month surge in single-family housing starts to a pace of 919,000 SAAR is an improvement towards meeting this demand, but still falls short of the 1.2 million units that would be needed to meet the increased demand stemming from household formation.” Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribelast_img read more

Press release: Walkers to enjoy new 16-mile public path in Lincolnshire

first_img England’s beautiful coastline is a sight to behold, and I am delighted that more people than ever before will be able to enjoy its striking scenery during this Year of Green Action. With Lincolnshire home to some of our most precious coastal habitats, the new stretch of path announced today will open up access while boosting valuable tourism for rural communities and businesses. The new route takes into account the area’s important coastal habitats, including the seascapes and unique habitats of Anderby Marsh, Chapel Pit and Wolla Bank Reedbed. Walkers will be able to enjoy the adjacent sand dunes, clay pits and beaches, where a range of bird species such as the bearded tit and reed bunting thrive.Users will also enjoy views of Woola Bank Site of Scientific Special Interest (SSSI) at very low tides – a submerged forest dating from the Neolithic Period – and access to the world’s first official cloud spotting area at the Anderby Creek Cloud Bar.Natural England is currently establishing a 2,700-mile path around the entire English coastline, with today’s stretch the eleventh to open. When completed, it will be the longest continuous coastal walking route in the world. It will also become a National Trail – the nation’s finest and most popular long-distance paths.Today’s launch comes during the government’s Year of Green Action, a commitment outlined in the 25-Year Environment Plan to inspire more people to engage with the natural world.Colin Davie, Executive Councillor for economic development at Lincolnshire County Council, said: Interim Chief Executive of Natural England Marian Spain, who is attending today’s event at the North Sea Observatory, said: The England Coast Path plays a key role in helping people connect with and access nature and it is a privilege to open the first Lincolnshire stretch. “From wild dunes to sandy beaches, the public will now be able to easily enjoy the countless beautiful habitats between Skegness and Mablethorpe.center_img Natural England will today (27 February 2019) open the latest stretch of the England Coast Path, increasing access to the magnificent Lincolnshire coastline with a new 16-mile route from Skegness to Mablethorpe.Encompassing the tourist hotspot of Skegness, wild sand dunes and the world’s first official cloud spotting area, Lincolnshire’s first open stretch of the England Coast Path will enable people to explore the route’s natural and diverse wildlife that have made the area their home.Home to a long-established coastal tourism industry, the new Lincolnshire route will benefit from improved access and signposting to allow visitors and locals alike to enjoy the diversity of the coast, with a new boardwalk at Chapel Point improving access to the North Sea Observatory.Rural Minister Lord Gardiner, said: I’m delighted that the England Coastal path now runs from Skegness to Mablethorpe, through our beautiful Coastal Country Park. We have such a spectacular coastline with amazing wildlife, Blue Flag beaches and ‘excellent’ bathing waters – perfect for people to explore. Tourism is vital to our county’s economy and our coastal strip attracts millions of visitors each year. I’m sure the new coastal path will encourage many more people to visit Lincolnshire and explore our brilliant coastline.last_img read more

Phil Lesh Announces New Performance With Chris Robinson, John Scofield & More

first_imgBeloved Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh will host an all-star “Friends” performance at his own Terrapin Crossroads venue next month, as he welcomes veterans like Chris Robinson and John Scofield into the mix. The show will take place on May 22nd, bringing this talented lineup for a Grateful evening of music.The full lineup of friends will include Scofield, Robinson, Jason Crosby, Ross James, Tony Leone, and, of course, Phil Lesh. This show serves as the follow-up to a May 21st performance with a similar lineup, but the first night of the two-night run will see additional contributions from Scott Law. More information here.While tickets sold out almost immediately after the show announcement, a webcast will almost surely be announced, and media (audio, video, etc.) will also almost surely be available for us to share the music of this glorious performance.last_img read more

Rising to the Surface

first_imgRed Bank restaurant begins rebuilding By Michele J. Kuhn RED BANK – After a bit of hell and a lot of high water, Kelly Ryan expects Boon­docks to be back in operation in May.Ryan is determined to reopen her popular seasonal riverside restaurant on May 14 and she – and others – are working to ensure that happens.A fundraiser is in the works for Thursday, April 11, at the Oyster Point Hotel, the only other Red Bank business to have to close for a period of time from damage inflicted by Super Storm Sandy’s devastating tidal surge. The event will celebrate the hotel’s recent reopening and raise the funds – $30,000 – Ryan needs to renovate, refurbish and totally re-equip her business.Her rebuilding process is just beginning.Kelly Ryan, the owner of Boondocks Fishery, is looking to reopen her storm-ravaged restaurant in May,“They finally got into my building [on Monday, Feb. 18] and they ripped down all the walls and floors. Now the whole building is gutted. We are getting heaters in there to dry out and in a couple of weeks, we’ll go back in there and put the walls up, the tile up, put everything back up, get new equipment. I’m shooting for May 14 to reopen, no matter what,” she said.Boondocks was already closed for the season when Sandy smashed into New Jersey on Oct. 29 and sent a 5-foot wall of water into the dockside restaurant, rendering all its contents unsalvageable.Prior to the storm, Ryan moved refrigeration equipment to the top of the hill behind the restaurant and stored the rest – fryers, stove, grill and the like – in a garage at Irwin Marine, which is her landlord. She felt she was safe storing the equipment there because during the 1992 storm “they only got an inch of water in the garage.” The walk-in storage box was left at the restaurant “because who would have ever expected 5 feet of water there? It was just crazy,” she said.The day after the storm, Ryan, a Highlands resident, first walked to Sea Bright to check on Donavan’s Reef because she knew that borough had taken a severe hit from the storm. Donavan’s was destroyed.“When I saw the devastation there, I knew we had to get to Boondocks,” she said. Ryan then went to Red Bank to check on her waterfront restaurant.“When I got to the top of the hill, I was, like, the building’s there! Everything is fine,” she said. “Then I couldn’t get into the building because it had separated from the dock and I couldn’t get in the doors.“Then I realized there was all this water shooting out of one of the windows. The hot water heater and all the piping under the building had broken and all this water was just everywhere,” she said.Ryan’s boyfriend was able to climb into a window and shut off the water.“Then we saw what happened. We went into the garages and everything there was tossed around like little buoys. Things were everywhere. There was gasoline, oil, grease and mud … There were boats in there too,” she said. “It was disgusting.“At the time, you just go into overdrive. You don’t know what to do,” she said with emotion.The next day the people at Irwin Marine had a Dumpster available. Helpful friends and staff members threw everything that had been part of the Boondocks operation into the trash.Ryan then turned her attention to the devastation at Sea Bright where she pitched in with the Sea Bright Rising effort.After helping others in Sea Bright for a while, Ilene Winters of Sea Bright Rising told Ryan she needed to begin thinking about herself. Winters helped her get an effort to restore Boondocks off the ground on a website called Indiegogo. Her fund­raising webpage can be found at www.indiegogo.com/boondocks. So far, the page has generated about $6,800 in donations, she said.When members of the Navesink Business Group learned of her plight and fundraising efforts, they decided they could assist and the April 11 event, which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Oyster Point Hotel, was created.Tickets for the event will be $50 and organizers are hoping to get 350 to 400 people to attend. There will be a cash bar and food supplied by members of Red Bank Flavour, an alliance of Red Bank restaurants. Donations will be accepted at the event, said Robert Lowe, founder of Navesink Business Group.Ryan “has always donated her services to others and she has done a lot for Sea Bright Rising,” Lowe said. “We felt we needed to help her.”Though she is grateful for the help, Ryan said she was having a little trouble getting used to accepting an assist from others.“It’s overwhelming,” she said. “I guess because I’m the one always trying to do everything for everybody, now I’m awkward because people are trying to do things for me and I don’t know how to react to it.”Ryan expects Boondocks to remain much the same for its upcoming fifth season as it was pre-storm except she hopes to be able to put more of an emphasis on her lunch business and maybe offer delivery to area offices and homes.Meanwhile, Ryan appear­ed Monday, Feb. 18, on WCBS TV. She made lobster mac and cheese during a 4 ½-minute segment on CBS 2 This Morning’s “2 In The Kitchen” featured at 6:45 a.m. and had a “really fun time.”last_img read more

Waddock returns as Aldershot boss

first_imgGary Waddock has returned to Aldershot Town for a second spell as manager.The former QPR player and manager, from Kingsbury, has left his job as assistant first-team coach at Barnet to return to the National League club on a rolling contract.Waddock led the Shots into the Football League in 2008 with a then record points total of 101. He has since managed Wycombe and had short spells in charge at Oxford United and Portsmouth.His first managerial job was at Rangers, where he was a hugely popular player in the 1980s and also had a spell as youth coach.He succeeded Ian Holloway at Loftus Road in 2006 but was replaced by John Gregory later that year following a series of poor results and behind-the-scenes problems.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Small-scale farms grow African women’s income

first_imgKenalemang Kgoroeadira is just happy that she is able to live her dream of providing healthy food to her community.(Image: eNCA) • Kenalemang Kgoroeadira Thojane Organic Farm +27 11 882 8983 • Oyama Matomela flies South Africa’s friendly skies • Sir Stuart Ntlathi: an inspiring passion for science • I Decide – give African women and girls access to contraception • Nontsikelelo Qwelane is a born teacher • Former Miss Earth South Africa on M&G Top 200 list Sulaiman PhilipThere are some 36 000 commercial farmers in South Africa; they are in the main white and male. Yet, historically, Africa has been a continent of small-scale, subsistence farming where women crofter farmers have kept the food supply secure for their families and communities.Now, a small – barely two hectares – organic farm in the North West Province is trying to revive that tradition. Kenalemang Kgoroeadira – or Mama Kena – a PhD student at University of South Africa (Unisa), who conceptualised the project, hopes Thojane Organic Farm will grow into a working example of small-scale sustainable farming that gives local residents access to healthy food. Building communities using traditional African knowledgeKgoroeadira and five other local women planted the first crops in 2009 on a single hectare plot. As an indigenous knowledge systems PhD candidate she wanted her neighbours to rebuild their communities using traditional African knowledge. “Transformation by enlargement is the vision behind this farm … [It’s] a place where people can have self-determination and begin to live like Africans, where what you do or learn is for the benefit of the whole society.“It is knowledge that can benefit the whole nation,” Kgoroeadira told a Unisa journal.Along with organic green beans, spinach and tomatoes, the farm produces herbs – mint, yarrow, lemongrass, lavender – that are sold at local markets, to national retailers like Food Lovers Market. It also donates produce to feeding schemes at the local Phokeng schools.Produce from Thojane is grown without chemicals that strip the soil of its nutrients. Instead Kgoroeadira and her team use natural fertilisers like chicken manure. This method of farming is, Kgoroeadira believes, the most sustainable. It follows permaculture principles, which works with rather than against nature.Kgoroeadira says, “It has always been my dream to go back to my roots, plough, interact with the soil like I used to as a girl, growing food, healthy organic food, not foods that are fed with chemicals for them to grow fast, losing all the nutrients.” Fighting poverty through food securityThojane is also Mama Kena’s schoolroom. It is where she takes all she has learnt and uses it to benefit her community. She encourages the women of Phokeng to plough their large back yards and turn them into vegetable gardens that can feed their families and give them an income. “In Phokeng, people are dependent on the mines, but they forget that platinum will be depleted one day. We need to fight poverty and have our own food security,” she says.Her thesis advisor inspired her to take her “book knowledge” and build something tangible and real, something that would benefit her community and not simply become a book covered in dust on a library shelf. Thojane has become that, but for Kgoroeadira it is just the beginning. Looking out over two hectares of vegetables and herbs she sees more.“One day this farm will supply all the hospitals, mines and even international markets. We will grow organic vegetables and herbs; there will be honey, mutton, indigenous chickens and eggs. You will be able to buy essential oils, herbal teas, bath soaps and creams with a Thojane label. One day.”Her dream is no pipe one: what began as a small agricultural co-op has grown into an award-winning programme with Kgoroeadira being named Best Female Subsistence Farmer by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Thojane has not only improved food security in Phokeng, but also increased the nutritional content of the food the poorest in the community eat. It is changing lives, one meal at a time.last_img read more

An AgriCountry Thanksgiving

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The holidays are a time to reflect on years past. In that spirit, we’ve gone through our archives to find a special Thanksgiving piece of AgriCountry with Ed Johnson.We hope you enjoy this look into holiday preparation in 1983 — and from all of us at Ohio Ag Net & Ohio’s Country Journal, Happy Holidays!last_img

Stop Competing Against Transactional Value

first_imgThis post was written as part of the IBM for Midsize Business program, which provides midsize businesses with the tools, expertise and solutions they need to become engines of a smarter planet.If you are competing by creating a higher level of value, then you can’t try to compete against lower levels of value and the accompanying lower price.You don’t need to win the battle over product or service (Level 1 Value Creation). You don’t need to compete and win feature by feature and benefit by benefit. You only need parity here, and you may not need parity if you create enough value that you can lose on some features and benefits. BMW isn’t big on cup holders.You also don’t need to win a contest over experience (Level 2 Value Creation) in business-to-business sales. Again, here you only need parity when it comes to service, support, and customer experience. The experience that you should be worrying about is the experience you provide as a salesperson (and that’s Level 4 Value Creation).It used to be that tangible, measurable business results differentiated you in B2B sales. Now, it is table stakes (Level 3 Value Creation). It doesn’t hurt to have a better return on investment, but I’ll bet you never get a look at your competitor’s; you’ll likely only receive feedback that they have a lower price.If you are competing by creating the highest level of value for your clients, you will be focused on collaborating with your clients around creating the biggest, most value-creating solution. You will be proactively presenting ideas that help your client build a future-oriented platform from which to produce even greater results. The solution you create together will be tied to their most strategic initiatives. And, you will be side-by-side in the foxhole with your client, ensuring what you build together produces the promised results.If you are going to create this higher level of value (Level 4 Value Creation), you can’t compete on price. You aren’t competing by creating transactional value, and your competitor is going to have a lower price (Period. End of story). You only win by selling greater value, not by competing on price.Big, strong value beats skinny, weak transactional.last_img read more

Serge Ibaka bails out Raptors with winning dunk

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) hangs from the rim and bumps Atlanta Hawks guard Jeremy Lin (7) at the end of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry shared the court for the first time in almost a month for Toronto, yet it was Serge Ibaka who scored the biggest basket of the game for the RaptorsIbaka scored the winning points on a dunk with 17 seconds remaining and the Raptors won their sixth straight home game, 104-101 over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Following a timeout, Young drove against Leonard but missed his shot. Ibaka grabbed the rebound that led to a fast break dunk for Anunoby with less than a second to go.“You had a rookie going up against probably the best defensive player in the league,” Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said. “He just kind of fell for the bait.”Carter, a former star with the Raptors, launched a long 3-point try at the buzzer but came up empty.“Tip your hats to the Hawks,” Lowry said. “Those guys, they’re playing extremely hard.”The banged-up Hawks were without guard Kevin Huerter (back). Guard Kent Bazemore missed his fifth straight game because of a sprained right ankle, while center Miles Plumlee sat for the third straight game because of a sore left ankle. Forward Taurean Prince has not played since Dec. 3 because of a sprained left ankle.“I’m personally not a big fan of the moral victories, but with a lot of guys down, guys stepped up and played hard,” Carter said.A former slam dunk champion whose career began in Toronto, Carter received a brief standing ovation when he checked in for the first time at 5:13 of the first quarter. He scored six points in 13 minutes.“The joy of stepping into this arena each and every year is something I always look forward to,” Carter said.Making his first start of the season in place of Huerter, Lin made all four of his shots and scored 10 points in the first as Atlanta led 31-28 after one.After shooting 0 for 6 from 3-point range in the first, the Raptors shot 6 for 10 from long range in the second. Atlanta led 57-56 at halftime. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Toronto is 16-6 when Lowry and Leonard both play.John Collins had 21 points and 14 rebounds, Jeremy Lin scored 20 points and Trae Young added 19 for the Hawks, who have lost four of five. Atlanta made a season-worst 27 turnovers, leading to 34 Toronto points.“If we keep it under 20, the result is a little different,” Atlanta’s Vince Carter said.Neither team led by more than five in a tight fourth quarter. Atlanta’s Dewayne Dedmon made a pair of foul shots at 2:15 to put the Hawks up 101-98, but Toronto finished the game with a 6-0 run.Anonuboy’s layup with 1:57 remaining cut the gap to one and, after a steal by Leonard, Ibaka’s dunk with 17 seconds to go put Toronto up 102-101.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Raptors: Host Brooklyn on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “We pulled one out,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “We were trying to get away from them and never really could.”Leonard scored 31 points, Pascal Siakam had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Lowry scored 16 points as the Raptors earned their sixth consecutive win over the Hawks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsOG Anunoby scored 14 points and Ibaka had 13.Lowry and Leonard played together for the first time since a Dec. 9 home loss to Milwaukee. Toronto has not lost at home since. Lowry had missed 10 of the past 14 games because of hip and back injuries, returning Sunday against Indiana. Leonard missed that game to rest. View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Leonard and Lowry each scored eight points in the third and Toronto took an 80-77 lead into the fourth.TIP-INSHawks: Atlanta scored 12 points off six Toronto turnovers in the first quarter. … Carter’s mother attended the game.Raptors: G Danny Green (rest) did not play. Fred VanVleet started in his place. It was Toronto’s 14th different starting lineup of the season. Twelve different players have started at least once. … F C.J. Miles (right hip) was active, but did not play. … C Jonas Valanciunas has had the splint removed from his dislocated left thumb. Valanciunas was injured Dec. 12 at Golden State. … Toronto waived G Lorenzo Brown on Monday. G Jordan Loyd was active. Loyd played a G-League game at Philadelphia earlier in the day.ON A ROLLLeonard scored at least 20 points for the 17th consecutive game, extending his career-best streak.STEALING THE SCENELeonard’s six steals were a season-high, while Lowry matched his season-high with four. In doing so, Lowry became the first player to top 700 with Toronto.UP NEXTHawks: Visit Brooklyn on Wednesday night. Stephen Curry’s PGA Tour event scrapped Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Krausslast_img read more