Getting the first win in the bag is a big step for Ginebra, especially for Slaughter who sees this conference as an acid test for his side to prove that it can win titles without the help of a reinforcement.“Last conference, we won the championship with Justin (Brownlee), and that’s great. But now that we’re without him, we’ve got to step up and I’m ready to take on that role,” he said as he and the rest of the Gin Kings seek to build on this victory moving forward.“It’s only our first game and the goal for us is to win the championship. It’s good to get that first win, but we still got a lot of room to improve.”Ginebra will face GlobalPort next on January 7.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Counted on to be the main man for Ginebra this 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, Greg Slaughter is well aware of the larger load he has to carry for the Gin Kings this season.“I understand that I have a big responsibility now. With one conference behind me after my injury, I feel like I’m back feeling comfortable with everything,” Slaughter said on Monday. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jarencio wants Batang Pier to not rely too much on Pringle, Romeo Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours And in his first Philippine Cup game in two years, the Cebuano giant showed that he’s more than ready to step up to the plate.Slaughter led the assault for Ginebra as he posted 24 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks, and two assists in its season-opening 89-78 victory over Magnolia at Philippine Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut for the 29-year-old, his stats are the least of his concerns as he’s glad that the Gin Kings were able to notch the victory to open their campaign this 2017-2018 season.“The most important is we got the win today,” he said. “We’re team-oriented. Even when we won the championships, we pride ourselves on getting high assists. That’s our calling card, sharing the ball, moving the ball, and playing team defense. So I wouldn’t say there’s an individual equalizer.” View comments
A 17-year-old vendor who on Friday appeared before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly charged with possession of cannabis told the court that he was holding the illegal substance for someone when he was caught by Police.The teen admitted to the charge which stated that on October 13, 2018, at James Street Albouystown, Georgetown, he was found with 0.5 grams of cannabis in his possession.After the charge was read to him, the teen, in his defence, told the court that the narcotics did not belong to him. “I was holding it for somebody,” he declared.He was nevertheless fined $3,000, and was ordered to do six months of community service at the Brickdam Police Station.
In all, the Huskies got goals from Kole Norris (3), Sidhu (2), Hildebrand (3), McInerney (2), Cash Brinkworth, and Cody Kalb.Taylor Jones had both goals for the Blades, to bring his total in the five-game series to nine goals, though Fort St. John did do a better job of shutting down the top line of Jones, Aaron Dumas, and Bob Bailey. “Five games in eight days for Beaverlodge, and that number-one line of theirs has been going every second shift all this time, and I know that they had to be getting tired, and you could see it tonight” said Huskies Coach Bob Kalb after the game. Kalb also referenced Beaverlodge’s goaltending situation, saying “they had their backup there tonight, and he did alright, but he had a lot of shots.”Ty Gullickson made 34 saves, including a few eye-popping ones, for his third straight win in goal, though Coach Kalb says he was simply riding a hot goaltender, and still plans to use Garrett Muir in the next round.There were four fights in the third period, however, the game did not devolve into the penalty-filled gong-show that many had been expecting, after the bad blood that had been developing earlier in the series. “Actually I thought it went pretty good” said Coach Kalb afterwards. “One of their guys came and talked to our captain about halfway through the game, and just said ‘show a little class, and we’ll try to as well’ so I don’t think they wanted to get things carried away.” Kalb said there were “one or two things that needed to get straightened out” but that otherwise his team wanted to stick to ‘playing hockey’.Advertisement – Advertisement -The Huskies advanced to the second round, with a comfortable win over Beaverlodge in game five on Wednesday night.The Blades scored the first goal, on a sharp angle shot from Taylor Jones four minutes into the first period.But from there on out, it was all Fort St. John. Cody Gayse returned to the Blades lineup, and played the full 60 minutes in goal, facing 50 shots in total.The Huskies scored five in the first, three in the second, and another four in the third, for a 12-2 victory.The Huskies second line was particularly potent, with Luke McInerney, Cody Hildebrand, and Robbie Sidhu combining for seven goals. McInerney recorded four points (2 goals + 2 assists), Hildebrand had five (3+2) and Sidhu had 2 (2 goals). “It was excellent” said Cody Hildebrand after the game. “I love playing with them … we know where each other are all the time.” Hildebrand is hopeful the trio will stick together, saying “we played good enough tonight to prove that we should be together.”Advertisement By Jon Zacks The season is now over for the Blades, while the Huskies will advance to take on the Grande Prairie Wheelers in the next round. “They’re a good team, they’re going to be tougher than Beaverlodge, that’s for sure” said Cody Hildebrand of the Wheelers. “But we’ve got to come out and play our game, and we’ll be fine.” Coach Kalb also seemed confident with his team’s chances, though he did admits it still has improvements to make. “We’re going to have to be better, we’re going to have to toughen up, and tighten up defensively” said Kalb, particularly referring to a need to be more disciplined down the road. Round two (best-of-seven) schedule so far:Game 1 – Mon. March 1st @ Fort St. JohnGame 2 – Wed. Mar. 3rd – @ Grande Prairie Game 3 – Fri. Mar. 5th – @ Fort St. JohnGame 4 – TBA @ GP
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The JetHawks have unveiled their brand-new kids’ club, the 2007 Wells Fargo Junior JetHawks. While membership in the club includes several perks and unique events, the highlight for kids is that they will have a ticket to every JetHawks home game – with the exception of July 4. “We’re excited to be able to help the youth of our community with this great program,” says JetHawks Assistant General Manager Jeff Stewart, who oversees the program. “We’re giving kids a safe, affordable, fun place to go with their families, and they’re getting tremendous value with all the extra benefits of being part of the Wells Fargo Junior JetHawks.” Membership into the club is just $14 per child. Kids will receive a reserved-level ticket to 69 of the JetHawks’ 70 games during the 2007 season, a $414 value. They will also receive a membership card and T-shirt, as well as admission into several Junior JetHawks special events. These events include an exclusive baseball clinic with JetHawks players and coaches, autograph sessions, running the bases, pizza parties, and more. Wells Fargo continues its involvement with the JetHawks and the youth of the Antelope Valley as the program’s presenting sponsor. “Wells Fargo is proud to be a sponsor of the Junior JetHawks and be a part of America’s favorite pastime,” said Wells Fargo Community Bank President Ed Taylor. “We want to make sure that kids can come to a sporting event and be able to enjoy themselves with their family and friends.” Any families interested in signing up kids can find information and an order form at Clear Channel Stadium or online at www.JetHawks.com. This season will be the JetHawks’ 12th in Lancaster and the club’s first as the Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The 2007 regular season opens April 5, and ticket packages start at only $50. To order, call (661) 726-5400 or, for more information, check out the official Web site of the JetHawks at www.JetHawks.comhttp://www.jethawks.com/. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com.
Gardai have dramatically dropped charges against a man whose car was seized by Gardai while he complained of having a heart-attack at the side of a road.Letterkenny court.Seamus Duffy, 50, appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal facing a number of charges including obstructing Gardai and causing a breach of the peace. The charges related to an incident when Mr Duffy’s car was seized in Ballybofey on April 7th last year.During the incident Mr Duffy complained of feeling unwell, he refused to get out of the car.The car, with Mr Duffy’s medication inside, was eventually seized by Gardai.A few minutes later Mr Duffy collapsed to the ground clutching his chest.Passers-by called and ambulance and Mr Duffy, who has a heart condition and is attending Galway University Hospital, was taken to hospital.As part of his complaint to the Garda Ombunsman, Mr Duffy complained that officers had driven off while he was in need of medical attention.Gardai later delivered Mr Duffy’s medication to his home.He later made an official complaint to the Garda Ombudsman.The Ombudsman decided that two aspects of Mr Duffy’s overall complaint be investigated.They included that he had been verbally abused by one of the Gardai.It also ordered that an investigation be carried out into his claim that Gardai drove past him after he had collapsed and was lying on the ground and did not seek any assistance for him.As a result, the investigation found that the two officers were found to be in breach in discipline and “were found to be in breach of the Garda Siochana (Discipline) Regulations 2007 in relation to neglect of duty and were dealt with by way of Advice.”Now Gardai have dropped a number of charges in relation to the incident.Mr Duffy, of 11 Railway Road, Killygordon had been charged which breach of the peace and obstructing a garda as well as a charge of having no road tax.Inspector Goretti Sheridan told Judge Paul Kelly sitting at Letterkenny District Court that the public order charges were being struck out while the no road tax charge was proceeding.Duffy’s solicitor, Rory O’Brien, had requested CCTV footage from an on board camera in the Garda patrol car but was told this week that it was not available.He said his client, who had no previous convictions, wanted it pointed out that the footage had been requested.Mr O’Brien said civil proceedings are in existence in relation to the matter.He said other matters occurred after Duffy was detected for having no road tax but they “are not for this court”.The solicitor said the CCTV request was relevant to other proceedings.Mr Duffy pleaded guilty to having no road tax at Dreenan, Ballybofey on April 7th last year.Mr O’Brien said Duffy’s sister was very ill at the time and died shortly afterwards.Judge Kelly fined Duffy €200 for having no road tax.GARDAI DROP OBSTRUCTION CHARGES AGAINST MAN IN HEART-ATTACK CASE was last modified: May 9th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:BallybofeycourtdonegalGardaiHeart attackSeamus Duffy
Shadle wrote to the Air Force to find out about the airframe’s history and was surprised to discover it had a very rich history. It had been used in the 1950s and 1960s for training and chase support for the X-15 rocket plane tests. The list of pilots who flew the airplane is a who’s who of the Antelope Valley’s aerospace heroes – a list that includes Chuck Yeager, Scott Crossfield, Pete Knight, and Joe Engle. Crossfield had told Shadle that he had made dozens of “dead-stick” landings – landing without engine power – to train for landing the X-15. The X-15 program set a record for the fastest manned flight when Knight hit a top speed of 4,520 mph in 1967. The public display at the airpark is being held in conjunction with planned tests of the car on El Mirage dry lake in San Bernardino County from June 6 to 8. The testing at El Mirage will be limited to speeds no higher than 400 mph. That is the limit of the speed the car’s tires can handle. Speed is also limited by the fact the test run strip is about 4.5 miles long and it will take a couple of miles for the car to slow and stop. Ideally, the team will have raised enough cash and tackled the technology hurdles in time to make a record attempt on July 4, 2007, Shadle said. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – An airplane that once took part in America’s fastest manned test flight is returning to the Antelope Valley for a brief visit – this time as a rocket car geared toward setting a land speed record. A former F-104 Starfighter jet that was flown at Edwards Air Force Base during its Golden Age of flight testing has been converted into a rocket car known as the North American Eagle. The goal for the North American Eagle team is to top more than 800 mph and in the process reclaim for the United States the land speed record. The current record of 763 mph was set in 1997 by Andy Green of the United Kingdom. The car and the team behind it will be at the Palmdale Plant 42 Heritage Airpark on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The airpark is located at 2001 E. Ave. P, between 20th Street East and 25th Street East on the north side of Avenue P. Admission to the airpark is free. “It’s a pretty neat deal,” Ed Shadle, the car’s driver and co-owner said of the event. “We’re going to go down there and have a fun day.” In pursuing the record, Shadle and car co-owner Keith Zanghi wanted a sleek aircraft frame from which to build the car. “I knew it was a very fast airplane – even fast by today’s standards,” Shadle said of the F-104. “It has an inlet design that’s perfect and it’s shaped like a pencil. It’s long and fast.” The team hunted around and found the airframe it could use in a scrap yard in Maine. Into it the team installed a rocket engine that can provide up to 50,000 horsepower.
1 The Englishman has signed a three-year deal at the Stadium of Light Simon Grayson has vowed to return Sunderland to where they should be after being appointed as the club’s new manager.The 47-year-old has signed a three-year contract after the relegated Black Cats were given permission to speak to him on Thursday and will meet his players for the first time on Friday before flying off to Austria with them for a pre-season training camp.A club statement said: “Sunderland AFC is delighted to welcome Simon Grayson as the club’s new manager. Grayson moves to Wearside after putting pen to paper on a three-year deal with the Black Cats.“A seasoned manager who has taken charge of over 600 games, Grayson has vast experience of building and improving teams he takes charge of. He arrives at the Stadium of Light after four years at Preston North End, where he took the club from the lower reaches of League One into the Championship.”Sunderland END takeover talks with German consortium after owner Ellis Short shows concerns Grayson will be joined at the Stadium of Light by number two Glyn Snodin, while first-team coach Robbie Stockdale and goalkeeping coach Adrian Tucker remain in post.More than five weeks after David Moyes’ departure, Sunderland turned to Grayson in something of a whirlwind after revealing that takeover talks with a series of interested parties had ended with no sale agreed, leaving current owner Ellis Short still at the helm.The new manager said: “I am delighted to come to Sunderland, a club with such wonderful history and tradition. I’m excited by the opportunity to manage this club and I want to bring the good times back.“Sunderland is so fortunate to have such tremendous support and I want to give these fans a team they can be proud of.“I want a group of players full of desire, team spirit and a never-say-die attitude – that’s the very least that we should expect from a Sunderland player.“The Championship is a demanding league, but with all the attributes I have highlighted, then our aim has to be to get the club back to where it belongs as quickly as possible and I can’t wait to get started.”The squad Grayson has inherited from Moyes returned for pre-season training on Thursday and will travel to Austria on Saturday, and the manager’s appointment could hardly be more timely.Chief executive Martin Bain, who initially offered the job to Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes only to see him turn it down, was delighted to have finally made a breakthrough after being hampered in his efforts by the uncertainty surrounding the club.Bain said: “We warmly welcome Simon to Sunderland. From the outset, he demonstrated a tremendous enthusiasm for the job, and his desire and ambition to make this football club better shone through.“Wherever he has managed, he has improved those clubs, which is a clear indication of his ability to build a team on solid foundations and create the right environment for success. These are certainly attributes that we as a football club want to embrace as we embark on our own re-building process with him at the helm.“Finally, in welcoming Simon, I would also like to extend my thanks to the chairman and board of Preston North End. I know they were understandably keen to retain his services and we thank them for their cooperation during the discussion process.”Grayson will start work with his employers desperate to restore a measure of normality after a stormy period in the cub’s recent history.What assurances he has received over financial backing for his re-building project remains to be seen with the club having reported a net debt of £110.4million for the year to July 31, 2016.Striker Jermain Defoe followed Jordan Pickford out of the exit on Thursday when he completed his move to Bournemouth and Fabio Borini is closing to sealing his switch to AC Milan.Re-shaping the squad will be Grayson’s first focus, although the impending departures of chief football officer Simon Wilson and chief scout Mick Doherty set to leave in an overhaul of the club’s recruitment set-up may not help in the short term.
BUNCRANA CLG NOTES Hard luck to our senior footballers who were beaten by Aodh Ruadh, Ballyshannon on Saturday evening on a score line of 3-08 to 0-13. Buncrana GAA would like to wish a speedy recovery to PJ McCarron who picked up an injury on Thursday night last. Everyone at the club wishes him well.Rás Glas !This year will mark the fourth annual 5k run the “Rás Glas “in aid of Gaelscoil Bhun Cranncha. Ras Glas will be held on 16th April 2016 in Buncrana. It aims to raise much needed funds for a local school.The format is very straight forward. Teams are made up of four members, and they can be a mix of staff, family and friends. The best three times are added up. A business can enter as many teams as they like and each team cost €35.00 to enter. There will also be a lovely presentation of the winning teams’ trophy taking place at the Plaza at 3pm that day by a very special guest with full local media coverage. As a thank you for your support every team will receive a 7×5 team picture in a black and silver mount. All we ask if possible, is that everyone taking part wear green, they can promote your business by wearing your businesses name or logo if you wish.If you and organisation would like to show your support for our school we would be extremely grateful. This year’s event promises to be our best yet and we would love you to be a part of it.If you would like to per-register a team or you would some additional information please feel free to contact Kateri Stewart by telephone on 0851066847 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.Club Membership:Anyone who has not paid club membership please pay as soon as possible. Contact any committee member if you wish to renew or become a member. If you have paid, we are grateful for your support. Membership can be paid online.Recycling Bin Buncrana GAA has a recycle bin at The Scarvey. Anyone who wishes to place old clothes, shoes, curtains, towels etc… can do so. This helps raise funds for the club. Open for anyone to use.Bord Na nOgMinor FootballLast Wednesday evening saw our minors take on Letterkenny Gaels in Letterkenny on a terrible windy evening. Buncrana finished the first half 1-11 to 0-1 ahead. The second half saw Buncrana battle a strong wind but in the end they still proved too strong for the Gaels. The final score was 3-19 to 1-03. U-14 Boys Football.Gaa U14 Football. Naomh Colmcille v Buncrana. Buncrana got off to a good start in heavy conditions. Went 1-11 to 1-4 at half time with some great scores from Kevin Jordan and Oisin Crawford. With a new position for John Jackson he had a good game. Jarad Flynn showing great fight and winning some great ball. With Caolan Mulholland coming of the bench to get the some good scores. A big well done to all the boys at the end the final the score was Buncrana 5.13 to Newtown 2.07 that is two wins out of two. An impressive start for the boys. Good luck to them next week against GlenswillyU8 boys Gaelic footballTraining in The Scarvey, Fridays at 6.30pm. Bring gum shield and water and €2 for training contribution.Minor HurlingBuncrana minor hurlers continued their 100% start to the league campaign with a comfortable home win against neighbours Burt , next up is an away trip to Carndonagh on Tuesday night. The club would like to wish PJ mc Carron (jnr) a speedy recovery having suffered a broken ankle during the Burt match. U-14 HurlingThe U14 hurlers were on a roll on Thursday night when they had another great victory over St Eunans. The whistle was blown and Buncrana took control of the game right away by putting the first score of the game on the board within minutes. From then on Buncrana had the game by the scruff of the neck. There were some fantastic goals and points notched up and outstanding defending the boys really played outstanding hurling and and were far to strong for St Eunans which lead to a convincing win for Buncrana. Next week Buncrana take on Burt at home @ 7pmSenior LadiesGlenfin 0 11 Buncrana 1 02 our ladies in their debut in division one played last year’s senior championship runners up put in a massive effort to be level with their more experienced opponents after 40 minutes before a few late scores gave the home side victory great performance from the whole team training Monday at 7 30 Wednesday at 8 under 14 girls training at 4 on Tuesday Girls:Reminder to everyone that our underage girls training has moved outdoors!U10s girls on Friday from 3:30 to 4:30pmU8s girls on Friday from 4:30 to 5:30pmNew players always welcome!!GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA LOSE OUT AWAY TO AODH RUADH IN DIVISION THREE CLASH was last modified: April 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:buncranaGAASport
Fred has revealed he turned down an offer to sign for Manchester City in the summer and chose to join rivals Manchester United instead.The 25-year-old Brazilian moved to Old Trafford for £52million from Shakhtar Donetsk and has scored one goal in nine appearances. scrap latest MOST POPULAR FOOTBALL STORIES predicted City have a number of Brazilians in their squad including Ederson, Danilo, Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus who encouraged him to join.But the prospect of working with Mourinho at United was enticing enough to convince Fred to sign for their neighbours.“That’s true, I received an offer from them [City] and even talked to my Brazilian team-mates who play for our neighbours,” he told FourFourTwo. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 gameday cracker LATEST Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City “They were trying to convince me to join them, but in the end it didn’t happen. Then it was the summer and, as I said, there were other offers, including from United. I quickly decided that was the right move for me.“Mourinho is a top, top professional and every player likes to work with such a winner. I’m learning things from him, that’s for sure. He can be quite strict, but that’s part of his job. He’s also friendly and funny off the pitch, and jokes with us in the dressing room. Jose was crucial in my decision to join Manchester United and I’m grateful for his interest in my football.” Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade revealed tense Fred joined Manchester United in the summer for £52 million How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ RANKED BEST OF Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions SORRY Fred has started six of United’s opening 11 Premier League matches this season and scored once.He could feature in the Manchester derby on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium which kicks off at 4.30pm. 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2 Fred signed for Manchester United from Shakhtar Donetsk Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! KABUL, Afghanistan – A strong earthquake struck remote northeastern Afghanistan and shook neighboring Pakistan, the scene of a devastating quake two months ago. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.7 quake was centered in the remote Hindu Kush region of northeastern Afghanistan. It struck shortly before 3 a.m. local time in Pakistan, shortly before 2:30 a.m. in Afghanistan. The quake – centered about 65 miles southeast of Faizabad in the Hindu Kush mountains – was felt more than 200 miles away in Islamabad, Pakistan, and in Kabul, where the shaking lasted several seconds and people rushed into the streets. Abdul Majid, the governor of the Badakhshan province where the quake was centered, told The Associated Press the ground there shook for two minutes. He said he had no information about any damage in the mountainous region, where communication with remote districts is difficult. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The sparsely populated area is about 200 miles from the center of the Oct. 8 quake that killed about 87,000 people in northwestern Pakistan and Indian Kashmir. Salim Akhtar, an official at the Peshawar earthquake center in Pakistan, said he did not consider it an aftershock of the October quake. The tremor sent people scurrying outside in areas hit by the October quake, Pakistani television stations reported. The stations also reported landslides near the town of Bagh in Pakistani Kashmir, one of the areas worst hit by the October quake. A magnitude-6 quake can cause severe damage. The area stretching across Pakistan into India and Afghanistan is a hotbed for seismic activity that erupts each time the plates of the Indian subcontinent slam into Asia. A magnitude-5.8 earthquake in northern Afghanistan killed some 1,000 people in March 2002, and a magnitude-6.9 killed some 5,000 people in 1998.