Dellavedova ‘lucky’ to have played with LeBron, Giannis

first_imgWith the Bucks, the 6-foot-4 point guard saw first hand the transformation of Antetokounmpo from an intriguing Greek prospect to one of the league’s top players tiday.“Giannis is a really special guy. He just won the Most Improved Player and I think he could win that again next year because he doesn’t have the ceiling. I’m looking forward to his future,” he said.Dellavedova also hopes he could see more  Australian players roam the NBA.“It’s a lot of fun having a lot of Aussies in the NBA,” he said referring to the Australian delegation that includes Patty Mills, Andrew Bogut, Aron Baynes, Joe Ingles, and Dante Exum.“I think with Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, those Australian legends, that opened the floodgates for the rest of us to come to the NBA. Hopefully, we’ll have more to come.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lanete working on consistency after solid first game back for Bolts Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles04:12Antetokounmpo thrills in ‘Greek Freak Invades Manila’01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Dellavedova also had the golden opportunity to play alongside two once-in-a-generation players in LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo..@matthewdelly compares his time playing with @KingJames and @Giannis_An34 pic.twitter.com/lCgobm9pA7FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) July 21, 2017 “I’m really lucky to have gotten a chance to play with them,” he said Friday during the official launch of the Peak Store at Robinson’s Place Manila in Ermita.The Australian playmaker spent his first three years in the league playing back up for Kyrie Irving in Cleveland and also saw up-close how hard James works on and off the court.“I was lucky enough to play with Lebron for two years and there’s a reason why he’s the best player in the world. He just works so hard every day, watching game tape, and I really learned a lot from him,” he said.The Cavaliers went to two Finals during his stay there, winning the 2016 NBA Championship after battling back from a 1-3 deficit against the famed Golden State Warriors.That experience, Dellavedova shared, truly helped him a lot when he decided to make the jump last year, leaving Cleveland to test his luck in Milwaukee.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube MOST READ Matthew Dellavedova. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netFor someone who wasn’t supposed to make it, Matthew Dellavedova should be considered as a picture of success.With a championship ring on his finger and a shoe line to boot, he has gone a long way since being undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

We are being denied justice

first_imgDear Editor,We are a group of concerned residents who are being denied justice and the protection of our rights by key elements in the Guyana Police Force and at least one other state agency.We reside at Agriculture Road, Mon Repos, on the East Coast of Demerara, and are law-abiding citizens. We have always had welcoming and open arms to businesses that are established in our community, because they offer us the opportunity to gain employment and provide services that can keep our community going.Recently, modifications were made to a business enterprise in our community that saw the opening of a sports bar and lounge on the main road. This new addition or expansion of the business saw the owner(s) operating into the wee hours of the morning without any intervention from the Police, despite our constants calls for assistance because of the noise nuisance emanating from the place.The business is now extended on to the Government and Neighbourhood Democratic Council Reserves, and we fear that: (1) if we were to do the same with our properties, the authorities would swoop down on us and break our bridges and any immovable structures. (2) If it rains and our drains are blocked, there would be poor drainage and irrigation, which would result in flooding, and (3) The NDC is duty bound to ensure that all provisions and taxes are paid up.Also, there are a lot of shady characters at this business place, and many times patrons complain of being robbed and the blame is heaped on our community. We do not understand why the Police would not ensure that all the laws are followed, and why they do not maintain surveillance of the area.Interestingly, one of our residents who is employed at the Guyana Revenue Authority reported that the business was ordered closed, or at least the sports bar and lounge on the lower flat, because of issues with their licences; but it remains open, blasting its music into the wee hours of the morning.Something must be done about this situation. We need our rest too. We need to feel safe, and our elderly folk also need to be rescued from the noise and confusion that takes place there at wee hours in the morning.Concerned residentsMon Repos/TriumphCommunitylast_img read more

‘CDC’ Blamed for Leaking Esther Walker’s Recording

first_imgDeputy Speaker Prince K. Moye: “Ee will not allow anybody to use the opposition as a scapegoat, if you have issue in your party, in that branch or that sector of the government, go in-house and address it as partisans, as people from the ruling party, instead of shifting blame to the opposition.”-Deputy Speaker Moye Reveals; Warns against Using Opposition as ‘Scapegoat’The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Prince Kermue Moye, has warned the ruling establishment against using opposition parties to leak the audio recording of suspended Bong County Superintendent Esther Walker, arguing that there is no secret that the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) leaked the recording.Deputy Speaker Moye, Representative of Bong County Electoral District #2 , said the ‘leaked recording’ is part of the CDC’s strategy to ‘divide, gossip and rule’ to maintain control over the people of the county and to encourage dissent among the people.He said the leaked recording’s tactic has caused Bong County to come under damnation and reproach for betraying a kinswoman’s confidence and trust.Bong is in the north-central of Liberia and has seven electoral districts. According to the 2008 Census, it had a population of 328,919, making it the third-most populous county in Liberia.The House’s Deputy Speaker made the remarks in his office yesterday — Tuesday, February 20, during which he was honored by the Classic Communication Incorporated, owner/publisher of the Classic FM and the Gibi Agenda in Margibi County as well as the Salala District Students Union (SADSU).Station Manager Emmanuel Degleh of Classic FM and President Paul Kermee Kerkulah of SADSU, on behalf of their respective institutions, certificated the Deputy Speaker as the 2018 Lawmaker of the Year.Rep. Moye, an executive member of the Unity Party (UP), warned the ruling establishment, a conglomeration of the three political parties comprising of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), National Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Liberia People’s Democratic Party (LPDP), against using the opposition parties as scapegoats, noting that the suspended Bong County Superintendent Esther Walker and her office staff, are all from the ruling Coalition.Deputy Speaker Moye said Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor and other CDC officials are involved in the leaked audioThere are reports that the former Bong County Superintendent’s Administrative Assistant, Josephus Dormeyan, whose name was repeatedly mentioned in the audio,  was one of the six persons,  in the midst of the conversation including the suspended Madam Esther Walker. Others were Amos Barbu, Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor County Coordinator; Joseph Tokpa, a staunch supporter of VP Taylor; Jefferson Gbaryan, Service Center Coordinator; and a man only identified as Dumoe, chief of protocol to the superintendent.“We will not allow anybody to use the opposition as a scapegoat, if you have any issue in your party, in that branch or that sector of the government, you go in-house and address it like partisans, as a people from the ruling party, instead of shifting blame to the opposition. That leaked audio, we are quite aware, in that conversation that they had, there were no opposition persons, and there were only partisans,” the Deputy Speaker said.“In fact, how can a government, how can a county, that exclusively has partisans of the ruling party employed in almost all the political appointment areas, have opposition to serve as administrative assistant to the superintendent. So it speaks to the fact that it is an internal problem and those who are involved to bring our county’s name to public disrepute should take responsibility. And should not be shifted to the opposition and we will not allow us to be a scapegoat.”He added: “When we were in the ruling establishment, our focus was to bring the opposition together so that we can unite and foster the development of the country but never to divide and never to take gossip and we want to ask our colleagues (from the CDC) to follow suit.”Deputy Speaker Moye further said: “That’s why I have worked to organize the independent people and those from the other political parties that are honorable in the 54th legislature to work for the interest of the county. That’s why we have initiated projects in the seven electoral districts under their watch so we can be a help to them and that is our goal in developing our county and we will not be deterred. Our job here is to make sure to help our people and to lift them from poverty and have them attain lives to be appreciable.”The Deputy Speaker also pointed a finger to Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor, a former Senator of the county, for being involved in the leaked audio and using her ‘power’ to suppress people of the county, especially, those who are against her hegemony.In a morning talk show on February 20, the Deputy Speaker accused his colleague, Rep. J. Marvin Cole of helping the Vice President to “divide and rule” the county, a strategy he said he will not allow.On Sunday, February 18, Rep. J. Marvin Cole denied any involvement in the plot to overthrow President George Weah, including the leaked audio, as well as denying the involvement of Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“City Vybez” nightclub owner remanded for narco-trafficking

first_imgPopular nightclub owner Clyde Barrett was on Friday remanded to prison after appearing before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a drug trafficking charge.The charge alleges that Barrett had at his nightclub 19.188 kilograms of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking on July 17, 2018. According to the Prosecution’s case, Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) ranks went to Barrett’s Sussex Street, Albouystown business place on July 17, and carried out a search which resulted in the retrieval of the cannabis hidden in a kitchen cupboard, which had to be opened using Barrett’s key.The prosecution objected to Barrett being placed on bail.Represented by Attorney-at-Law Mark Conway, the 40-year-old Barrett denied the charge which was read to him; and Conway, in his submission for bail, told the court that two other persons were arrested during the raid at the nightclub.Magistrate Daly, however, upheld the prosecution’s objection and the businessman was remanded. The case will continue on August 8.last_img read more

Bandits invade La Grange family home

first_img…escape with cash, jewelleryA family of four is now traumatised and left asking “why us?” after three armed men invaded their Independence Street, La Grange, West Bank Demerara home.Reports are the men invaded the home at about 18:30h on Friday evening, tied and beat the family while emptying their house of all cash and valuables.Police on Saturday said they are investigating a robbery with violence committed on the Persaud family, resulting in them being relieved of over $350,000 in cash and valuables. Divisional Commander, Anthony Das, told Guyana Times that ranks at the La Grange Police Station received the call and swift response resulted in them apprehending one of the suspects in the La Parfaite Harmonie Housing Scheme.“We are investigating the robbery and so far one suspect is in custody… and an ID parade is scheduled for Monday. That is all I can say right now as we are still investigating,” Das told this publication.According to reports reaching Guyana Times, five persons were at home at the time of the robbery. When the three armed men confronted the family; Jadesh Persaud, Ravi Persaud, Seeta Ram and Betty Persaud were initially placed to lay face down on the floor and tied up while the men stripped them of their cash and valuables.Not satisfied with what they found, the men then took Ram, who is visiting from the United States, to the upper flat of the home and placed a bag over her head while they proceeded to assault her and demanded US currency and jewellery. The entire ordeal lasted about one hour and after the men cleared out the house, they made good their escape through a gate at the back of the family’s yard and reportedly crossed a trench separating Independence Street from the La Parfaite Harmonie Housing Scheme.The traumatised family then called the La Grange Police Station while neighbours proceeded to chase after the men. The Police arrived mere minutes and were able to apprehend one of the suspects, who was covered in mud, in the nearby scheme.The family estimates the loot to be in excess of millions since the men were able to escape with a quantity of gold jewellery, foreign and local currency, cellphones and other valuables.Police investigation are still ongoing.last_img read more

Diet dilemma

first_imgEVERYONE knows that the road to good health is paved with fruits and vegetables. There have been endless scientific studies telling us that people live better and longer lives with a diet heavy on the broccoli and melons and light on the bacon cheeseburgers. But still most Americans are straying into the path of empty calories, and recent events are conspiring to make it even harder to eat well. A study last week found that not even a third of adults in the United States eat the amount of fruits and vegetables the government recommends, which is three servings of vegetables and two of fruit. And, no, ketchup doesn’t count. That’s bleak news that’s sure to be getting worse these days because of the big jump in the price of fruits and vegetables. The cost of all things grown was affected by rough weather and the soaring cost of fuel. And rising inflation won’t help people afford to eat better. Still, while it may not be easy to eat green, it is the best way to live a healthier and longer life. And that’s something you can’t put a price on. 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

UPDATED: Power knocked out across Northeast B.C.

first_imgAccording to Hydro, over 34,000 customers were affected by the brief power outage.  The cause is listed as a transmission circuit failure.Power was restored quickly by 6:30 p.m.We will reach out to Hydro on Wednesday to find out more about what caused this massive, but temporary outage.Info about power outages can be found at www.bchydro.com/outages UPDATE #5 – Power has been restored to almost all customers in the B.C. Peace.  There are only 800 left without power around Hudson’s Hope.UPDATE #4 – Hydro now says 15,000 customers are still without power.  Hydro is trying to repair damage to their system after a lightning strike caused an equipment failure and power outages all over the B.C. Peace.  Power is still out in Chetwynd, areas around Fort St. John, areas around Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge and Hudson’s Hope.  There is no estimate on when power will be restored.UPDATE #3 – Power has been restored in parts of Dawson Creek.- Advertisement -UPDATE #2 – Power remains out to over 25,000 customers in the B.C. Peace.  Power has been restored most of the City of Fort St. John, but power is out in many rural areas as well as the communities of Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge and Hudson’s Hope.  We will post more updates as information becomes available.  There is no estimate on when power will be restored.Updates will also be posted to www.bchydro.comUPDATE – Power has been restored to many around Fort St. John and the North Peace, but it seems the South Peace is still without power.Advertisement Hydro has just tweeted the following about the outage.Update: crews are now on site in the Peace Region after lightning interfered with our transmission system. https://t.co/1zw89wyAVw— BC Hydro (@bchydro) September 7, 2016FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Power was out all over the B.C. Peace for just about 15 minutes Tuesday evening.Advertisementlast_img read more

Cazorla injury the worst I’ve seen – Wenger

first_imgHe revealed earlier this month a gangrene infection had “eaten” eight centimetres of his Achilles tendon and said he had been told by doctors he should be “satisfied” just to be able to walk again.“It is the worst injury (I have known),” Wenger told his weekly press conference at Arsenal’s London Colney training centre on Thursday.“It started with a pain in the Achilles and it has gone from worse to worse.“I know how much Santi loves to play football and loves to be out there every day and I feel very sorry for what happened to him, because it is unbelievable.“I saw him one month ago, he was here, and I told him to prepare as well as he can. He has competent medical people around him and he tries to practise.“I have not spoken to him recently, but I hope he comes back. I left him out of the squad, hoping he would be available in January.”When it was suggested Cazorla might never be able to play again, Wenger replied: “Let’s not talk about that, but I hope you are wrong.”Spain international Cazorla, who joined Arsenal from Malaga in 2012, recently told Spanish newspaper Marca he aims to be back playing in January.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Santi Cazorla joined Arsenal from Malaga in 2012 © AFP / Adrian DennisLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 16 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has described Santi Cazorla’s ankle injury as the worst he has seen, but remains hopeful the Spanish midfielder will return to action in January.Cazorla, 32, has not played for Arsenal since October 2016 and has undergone eight operations to address a longstanding Achilles problem.last_img read more

FOR THE RECORD Biffle 3rd to flag, but wins anyway

first_imgSoccer Dwayne De Rosario, Eddie Robinson and Stuart Holden scored goals and the Houston Dynamo defeated FC Dallas, 3-0, in Frisco, Texas. Houston (14-7-6) pulled into a tie with Chivas USA for first place in the Western Conference. FC Dallas (12-11-4) lost for the fifth time in its past seven games. ETC.: Tim Howard played for the first time since dislocating a finger while in goal for the United States against Brazil on Sept. 9, and Everton beat Middlesbrough, 2-0, in London. Basketball The Knicks kept tinkering with their roster two days before training camp, acquiring the draft rights to Jared Jordan and working toward a buyout of Dan Dickau’s contract. The Knicks traded cash considerations to the Clippers in a deal that sends last season’s NCAA assists leader back to New York. The Clippers took Jordan with the 45th pick in the NBA draft. Jordan averaged 17.2 points and 8.7 assists last season for Marist, becoming the first player to lead Division I in assists for two consecutive seasons since Avery Johnson in 1987-88. ETC.: Tina Thompson scored 18 points to help the United States qualify for the 2008 Olympics with a 101-71 victory over Cuba in the gold medal game at the FIBA Americas tournament in Valdivia, Chile. College football West Virginia quarterback Pat White’s status for Saturday’s game at Syracuse is uncertain as he recuperates from a bruise on his right thigh. ETC.: Mississippi State quarterback Josh Riddell tore an anterior cruciate ligament in his knee during Saturday’s loss to South Carolina and is out for the rest of the season. College women’s soccer Junior Amy Rodriguez scored in the 69th minute to break a 1-1 tie and lift No. 18 USC to a 2-1 upset of No. 2 Portland at McAlister Field. The goal is Rodriguez’s seventh career game-winner, lifting her to No. 6 all-time at USC. USC is 8-1-1; Portland is 7-3. ETC.: Second-half goals from senior Katie Osborne and sophomore Lacey Bartels paced Loyola Marymount (6-3-1) to a school- record sixth straight win, 2-0, over visiting UC Riverside (6-4). Tennis Venus Williams beat Maria Kirilenko, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, in the championship of the Korean Open in Seoul, South Korea. ETC.: French Open finalist Ana Ivanovic of Serbia won the Fortis Championships, beating Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, in the final in Luxembourg. … Dmitry Tursunov of Russia won his third ATP career title, beating Benjamin Becker of Germany, 6-2, 6-1, in the Thailand Open in Nonthaburi. Horse racing Curlin caught Lawyer Ron in the final strides after a riveting stretch duel and won the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup in New York, giving the Preakness winner an automatic berth in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic next month. Curlin re-established himself as not only a leading 3-year-old but perhaps the favorite for the BC Classic at New Jersey’s Monmouth Park on Oct. 27. ETC.: English Channel squeezed through an opening along the rail and went to win the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic in New York for the second straight year. Also at Belmont Park, Fabulous Strike won the $400,000 Vosburgh Stakes. Miscellany Haile Gebrselassie took advantage of a perfect course and ideal conditions to set a world record at the Berlin Marathon. The 34-year-old Ethiopian raced through Berlin’s flat and fast course to set his 25th world record in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 26 seconds. That lowered the time of his good friend Paul Tergat by 29 seconds. It was the sixth time a marathon world record was set in Berlin, where Tergat set the previous record in 2003. ETC.: Women’s marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe returned to running after 21 months away, finishing second behind American Kara Goucher at the Great North Run in Newcastle, England. … The host city of Stuttgart, Germany, could not stop Paolo Bettini from competing, and the opposition could not stop him from winning. Bettini won the first back-to-back world road race titles in 15 years, drawing on raw anger after a week of criticism and court action to come from behind in a sprint finish. … The United States lost to South Africa, 64-15, in Montpellier, France, in the final group game at the Rugby World Cup and ended the tournament with losses in all four of its games. … Dimitri Patzold won the San Jose Sharks’ backup goalie job when the club sent Thomas Greiss to the minors.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services Greg Biffle scored his first victory of the season Sunday – even though his car ran short on fuel before crossing the finish line – in a wild race in Kansas City, Kan., that jumbled the Chase for the championship standings. The Chase field imploded at Kansas Speedway, where rain and impending darkness cut the race short by 85 miles. Seven of the 12 Chase drivers finished 30th or worse, and defending Nextel Cup champion Jimmie Johnson reclaimed the points lead (by six points over Jeff Gordon). Rain caused two delays totaling almost three hours. Johnson was one of the few Chase drivers to make it unscathed to the finish line, and when he got there, he questioned the finishing order. The race ended under caution because Juan Pablo Montoya blew a tire with four laps to go in an event that NASCAR had already shortened by 57 laps. It should have set up an overtime finish, but NASCAR declined to restart the race because of impending darkness. The event was finished under caution, and Biffle’s car began to sputter on the last lap. As his car coasted toward the line, local star Clint Bowyer and Johnson both passed him before he reached the checkered flag. Johnson immediately said Kansas native Bowyer should be celebrating in Victory Lane, not Biffle, and Bowyer agreed. ETC.: Britain’s Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix in Oyama, using his pole position to avoid dangerous spray from rival cars in wet and wild conditions. … Tony Stewart will not be penalized for cursing on live TV following practice Saturday at Kansas Speedway. last_img read more

UAE port takeover sparks much debate

first_img 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 “We make sure there are assurances in place, in general, sufficient to satisfy us that the deal is appropriate from a national security standpoint,” Chertoff told ABC’s “This Week.” The government typically builds in “certain conditions or requirements that the company has to agree to make sure we address the national security concerns,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” but added that details were classified. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said later he wasn’t as sure. “I’m aware of the conditions and they relate entirely to how the company carries out its procedures, but it doesn’t go to who they hire, or how they hire people,” King told The Associated Press. “They’re better than nothing, but to me they don’t address the underlying conditions, which is how are they going to guard against things like infiltration by al-Qaida or someone else? How are they going to guard against corruption?” King said. WASHINGTON – Members of Congress and the Bush administration are at odds over whether security is compromised by an Arab company’s takeover of operations at six major American seaports. Some lawmakers expressed concern Sunday that the safeguards are insufficient to thwart infiltration of the vital facilities by terrorists. At issue is the purchase last week of London-based Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co., by Dubai Ports World, a state-owned business in the United Arab Emirates, or UAE. Peninsular and Oriental runs major commercial operations in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, New Orleans, Miami and Philadelphia. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff defended the U.S. security review of DP World in various television interviews Sunday. Critics have cited the UAE’s history as an operational and financial base for the hijackers who carried out the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. In addition, they contend the UAE was an important transfer point for shipments of smuggled nuclear components sent to Iran, North Korea and Libya by a Pakistani scientist. Lawmakers from both parties questioned the sale as a possible risk to national security. “It’s unbelievably tone deaf politically at this point in our history,” Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Most Americans are scratching their heads, wondering why this company from this region now.” Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., told CBS’ “Face the Nation”: “It is ridiculous to say you’re taking secret steps to make sure that it’s OK for a nation that had ties to 9-11, (to) take over part of our port operations in many of our largest ports. This has to stop.” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Arab journalists Friday at the State Department that it was “the considered opinion of the U.S. government that this can go forward.” She pledged to work with Congress because “perhaps people will need better explanation and will need to understand some of the process that we have gone through.” At least one Senate oversight hearing is planned for later this month. “Congress is welcome to look at this and can get classified briefings,” Chertoff told CNN’s “Late Edition.” “We have to balance the paramount urgency of security against the fact that we still want to have a robust global trading system.” 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