Arwind Santos fined P25k for flagrant foul, comments on officiating

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Santos was summoned by the Office of the Commissioner Wednesday afternoon.The Beermen lost to the Gin Kings, 95-87, in a game where Santos said his team was playing against “eight” instead of just five players on the floor, alluding to the extra three to Ginebra’s “shadows.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 36-year-old Santos, who was one of the heroes in SMB’s 104-102 overtime win in Game 2, had 13 points, six rebounds and two steals on Tuesday night.Game 4 is on Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena with the Beermen going for a commanding 3-1 lead. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimscenter_img UAAP Volleyball: FEU pushes UST to brink of elimination with 3-set win Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Miguel forward Arwind Santos on Wednesday was slapped with a P25,000 fine by the PBA after his comments on the officiating and flagrant foul penalty 1 in Game 3 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.The league punished Santos with a P20,000 fine for his “shadows” statement which were deemed “detrimental to the league” and P5,000 for his foul against Barangay Ginebra forward Japeth Aguilar late in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

PH bowlers get feel of Asiad foes

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ They will go up against bowlers from Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, among others, during the April 28 to May 13 meet.“The countries that will participate are practically the same opponents we will meet in the Asian Games,” said bowling legend and PBF secretary general Bong Coo during the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum on Tuesday at Tapa King restaurant inside Farmers Market in Cubao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Che’Lu zeroes in on crown P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ Aiming for the top in this year’s Asian Games, Filipino bets have found an ideal training ground in the Philippine Bowling Federation’s (PBF) Philippine International Open 2018 Tenpin Bowling Championships.World Cup champion Krizziah Lyn Tabora heads the local cast along with Kenneth Chua and Lara Posadas, who are defending the men’s and women’s Open singles masters titles starting this Saturday at Coronado Lanes Starmall in Mandaluyong.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentlast_img read more

Mr. International Jon Bricks Joins Solo Phone

first_imgFans of Jon Bricks, also known as Mr. International, can now travel out of Liberia and still have an opportunity to listen to Jon Bricks music right from their phone.According to reports coming from JMK Publicist, Jon Bricks has successfully made two hot tracks that the Nigerian people love and have now added to their top cell phone- Solo Phone, playlist.“This is an amazing breakthrough for Liberian music,” says on Bricks.Solo is a skill driven digital content and Smartphone company focused on distributing the best content and services on the mobile platform to African consumers. It’s led by Tayo Ogundipe, a Nigerian born former senior global executive with HTC and Sony Ericsson.According to reports, Mr. International is yet again the first to have such a breakthrough in his ever-rising career. Jon Bricks is said to be the first Liberian star/artist to be on Nigeria’s top cellphone- Solo Phone.Two hot new singles from Mr. International, “Off and On” remix and “Still Hip-Co” featuring Chinese superstar Zheng Zheng have been added to Solo Phone musical playlist.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Court returns passports to charged GRDB officials

first_imgChief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Thursday morning ordered that the passports of the former officials of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) be returned to them, when they appeared for the second time at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court for their trial.This order followed a request made by the team of defence lawyers bemoaning the stringent conditions of bail, alleging same to be an infringement on the constitutional rights of the charged individuals. People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Members of Parliament Dharamkumar Seeraj and Nigel Dharamlall; former Deputy General Manager of the GRDB, Ricky Ramraj; former GRDB General Manager Jagnarine Singh; former GRDB Board member Badrie Persaud; and former Deputy Permanent Secretary (Finance) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Prema Roopnarine, were in May hauled before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer several charges of fraudulent omission, indictably laid in relation to the operations of the GRDB between the years 2011 and 2015.The charges were laid one day after they had been summoned by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) for questioning.The first three charges, which were initiated against all but Opposition MP Dharamlall, allege that all five of the others had, between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015, omitted to enter into the GRDB ledger $130 million, $9.7 million and $147 million, respectively.A subsequent charge detailed that all six defendants, while being then members of GRDB in 2012, had omitted to enter into the ledger some $77.3 million. And finally, Roopnarine, Dharamlall, Singh and Ramraj were jointly charged with fraudulently omitting to account for $52 million in 2011.The defendants were not required to plead at the initial court sitting due to the indictable nature of the offences, but the granting of the Administration of Justice Act (AJA) on Thursday saw all six individuals entering not guilty pleas. The former members of the GRDB were represented by a team of attorneys comprising Priya Manickchand, Anil Nandlall, Sase Gunraj and Glenn Hanoman, who requested the magistrate to reconsider the conditions of bail (granted on the previous occasion) in light of the nature of the defendants’ line of work, which entails consultations for rice markets abroad. This condition, according to Hanoman, affects the very livelihood of his clients.Nandlall, on the other hand, reminded the court that there is no basis to fear that the defendants (prior to being charged) conveyed any form of indisposition, as they voluntarily co-operated with officials during the investigation period. Moreover, he enunciated on his clients’ constitutional right to leave the jurisdiction — a right which should not be interfered with. The Chief Magistrate was then inclined to grant the request of the defence lawyers to return the travel documents after Prosecution Counsel indicated no objection to the request. Responding to Manickchand’s request to have a preemptory trial on the next date, owing to the prosecution’s lag in submitting statements, Magistrate McLennan declared that the court is of the opinion that the prosecution should be given sufficient time. Meanwhile, Nandlall enquired through the Magistrate whether the other directors of the GRDB Board are likely to be charged. “I cannot understand on what basis 6 directors are charged and others are not. They all ought to be equally culpable for the omission. They are all directors and therefore in equal position of authority and responsibility,” he argued. The Prosecutor was unable to say whether the other directors would be charged. This matter continues at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on July 11, 2017, when statements are expected to be filed. Meanwhile, former GRDB accountant Peter Ramcharran was on Tuesday arrested in Canada.last_img read more

Alberta Peace highway fatality

first_imgIn the Alberta Peace, an ambulance driver is dead following a two vehicle crash South of Peace River, on Highway Two, west of McLennan. It occurred shortly after 11 a.m. Monday morning, and preliminary investigation indicates it was the result of a trailer separation from an east bound truck hauling empty propane tanks.- Advertisement -Police say the trailer crossed the centre line of the highway, and struck a westbound Alberta Health Services EMS ambulance.An undisclosed number of passengers in the ambulance suffered non-life threatening injuries.There’s no indication in the police report that the truck driver was hurt.last_img

Pedestrian hit and run Sunday near Canadian Tire

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP are on the look-out for a vehicle and driver after a hit and run Sunday.According to the RCMP, a female was struck by a truck while she was walking home from work in the alley way between Canadian Tire and the Esso on 100 street and 93 avenue.The victim says the vehicle was a black, older style, Ford pick-up. The female only suffered minor injuries and did not require emergency services, but did received treatment at the Fort St. John Hospital.- Advertisement -The pick-up truck sped away after making a gesture at the female. The driver is described as wearing a black baseball cap, caucasian and approximately 35 years of age.The victim could not provide any further description of the vehicle or the driver.If you have any information that may help in identifying any possible suspects, contact the RCMP at 250-787-8140 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Advertisementlast_img read more

Granada Hills Charter hails its heroes

first_imgGRANADA HILLS – As the student champs walked down the open-air hallways of Granada Hills Charter on Wednesday, medals dangling from their necks clinked with each stride – music to Brian Bauer’s ears. “You guys sound like a bunch of wind chimes,” Bauer, the high school’s executive director, told the Academic Decathlon team. “I have to keep reminding myself that you’re wearing medals.” As the team savored the Los Angeles Unified School District championship it won a day earlier in the mind-boggling Academic Decathlon, Bauer called the victory a metaphor for how far Granada Hills Charter had come. Nearly four years ago, Bauer, then principal of Granada Hills High, and supporters wanted to convert the 4,000-student campus into the San Fernando Valley’s first charter high school. Naysayers questioned how such a large campus could survive independently without the financial support of the district. District board members wondered whether the campus could remain financially sound and ethnically diverse as a charter. Ironically, Lauritzen lost a battle last year to place a moratorium on additional charters until more research is done to prove that charters are as good as or better than traditional campuses. For Bauer, Granada’s successful Academic Decathlon team is a direct result of the school’s conversion to charter status – and, of course, to coaching by Nicholas Weber. He has coached the team throughout the charter years. “We started placing in the top five when we became a charter school,” Bauer said. “Before that, we were placing at near 50th place.” Weber said each of the nine team members will one day be regarded as legends. Among them, they won 48 medals and scored 49,775 of a possible 60,000 points. “This is probably one of our greatest accomplishments,” Weber said. Members of the team, who will go on to represent the district in a statewide meet to be held in Los Angeles next month, said they have set a high bar for the school. “The best part about it is we proved to everybody that we could do it,” said Betty Liu, a 17-year-old junior on the team. “For so long, everyone from every school had doubts about how we could do, being from Granada. This just proves them wrong,” Liu said. “We really were the underdogs, which can be fun,” said 17-year-old Eunice Lee. “But it’s nice to see your name on trophies,” added Michelle Poon, 17. (818) 713-3664 Granada Hills Charter High’s Academic Decathlon team COACH: Nicholas Weber MEMBERS: Leslie Cayton; Jazzlyn De Joya, Jordana Friedman, Yoshimi Kawashima, Eunice Lee, Betty Liu, Dustin McKenzie, Michelle Poon, Allison Quach160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Charter campuses are not bound by as many rules as traditional campuses, and there were some disputes between school and district officials over funding special-education programs. Ultimately, LAUSD officials granted the school one year as a charter campus to prove itself. The school has proved itself – and then some, said Bauer. Granada Hills is the largest charter high school in the nation. “We’ve been able to do a lot without asking anyone’s permission,” said Bauer. The school added more instructors to lower the typical class size from 41 to 36. Programs such as music and art, shrinking at other campuses, were expanded. Granada Hills is among few high schools that offer an Advanced Placement class in art history. The school’s Academic Decathlon victory was praised by LAUSD board member Jon Lauritzen. But he also pointed out that the second- and third-place finishers, El Camino Real and North Hollywood, are traditional high schools. Both El Camino and Taft have won state and national awards in the past. “Granada Hills has just always been a high-quality school,” Lauritzen said. “Their leadership is continuing to pull them up.” last_img read more

Consumer spending slows down

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 58.03 points to close at 13,062.91. But even with the loss on the final trading day of the month, the Dow still posted a 5.7 percent gain for all of April, its best performance since April 2003, as investors put aside worries about weak economic growth to focus instead on strong corporate earnings reports. The weaker-than-expected consumer spending report on Monday added to worries that the economy could be in danger of stalling out if consumer confidence falters further in the face of rising gasoline prices and a slumping housing market. “Unless spending posts unusually large gains in May, the second-quarter consumption number is practically guaranteed to be awful,” said Stephen Stanley, chief economist at RBS Greenwich Capital. He predicted that consumer spending will rise at an annual rate of around 1 percent, far below the 3.8 percent rate of spending growth in the January-March quarter. Stanley said such a sluggish growth rate for consumer spending, which accounts for two-thirds of total economic activity, will translate into overall economic growth as measured by the gross domestic product of slightly above 2 percent in the current April-June quarter. A second report Monday showed that construction spending edged up a slight 0.2 percent in March. Spending on housing fell for an 11th month out of the past 12, but this was offset somewhat by increases in spending on hotels and other nonresidential projects and on government construction. In addition, construction activity in February was revised up significantly to growth of 1.5 percent, five times the initial estimate of 0.3 percent growth. WASHINGTON – Consumer spending rose at the weakest pace in five months in March as a surge in gasoline prices left shoppers with little left over for other items. The Commerce Department reported Monday that consumer spending on all items was up 0.3 percent last month, the slowest increase since a similar rise in October. That lackluster gain came even though personal incomes rose by a healthy 0.7 percent last month. The spending performance in March was even weaker when the effects of higher gasoline prices were removed. After adjusting for price increases, consumer spending actually fell by 0.2 percent in March, the poorest showing since September 2005 when the economy was suffering the aftershocks of Hurricane Katrina. “People spent more in March but may be enjoying it less as the rising price of energy is cutting into what they actually take home,” said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economic Advisors, a private consulting firm. last_img read more

RCMP looking for stolen vehicles

first_imgPolice are asking for the public’s assistance in locating two stolen vehicles from the Fort St. John and Charlie Lake areas.Some time during the evening of July 11th a white and orange Bobcat S205 on a homemade trailer was stolen from a residential driveway near the 78 A St.On August 19th, a shop was broken into and a black Polaris 800S Razor with decaling was stolen near Charlie Lake.- Advertisement -If you have seen either of these vehicles, please contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100.last_img

Duarte High football coach quits over brawl suspensions

first_img• Video: Duarte and Gladstone FightDUARTE – When the dust settled after Friday night’s brawl between Duarte and Gladstone high school football players, the score was 16 suspensions and one resignation. Administrators from both schools met Tuesday morning and decided eight players from each team should be suspended for one game for their roles in the incident, officials said. That action prompted the abrupt resignation of Duarte High School head coach Wardell Crutchfield on Tuesday afternoon. “I’ve had enough, this was the last straw,” Crutchfield said. School officials said the suspensions were warranted, but expressed shock at Crutchfield’s announcement. “We viewed film for about three hours,” said Dr. William Martinez, the principal of Duarte High School. “CIF has a rule that if a player leaves the sidelines during a fight, they are suspended for their next game. “We looked long and hard to identify players from each team who violated these policies, and there were some from our team and some from their team who displayed improper conduct, and they have been suspended for one game.” Azusa Unified School District officials issued a statement confirming the action. “The principals and assistant principals of Gladstone and Duarte highs met today and agreed that players that left the bench would be suspended for one game,” said Kathleen Miller, director of communication for the district. “Since this is a student disciplinary action, no further details will be discussed.” Crutchfield, 31, was in his third season as head coach. Last season, he led the Falcons to the Montview League championship and the CIF-Southern Section Mid-Valley Divisional semifinals. He resigned with his team on top of the Mid-Valley Divisional poll, and with Duarte primed for its best shot at a CIF title in decades. Crutchfield insisted that several more of Gladstone’s players should have been suspended, and that coaches from Gladstone threw punches, including punches directed at him. Gladstone athletic director Chuck Shore would not comment. Neither would Gladiators head coach Albert Sanchez, who exchanged heated postgame comments with Crutchfield following Friday’s contest. Azusa High School football coach Craig Schuster, whose team competes in the Montview league with Duarte and Gladstone, said he understands Crutchfield’s frustrations. “I’m shocked, I thought he was doing a great job turning that program around,” Schuster said. “He brought discipline to that program. I know that some of the people in our league disagree with some of the things he does, or how he’s so outspoken, but I have nothing negative to say about the guy. “I know where he’s coming from when he says he’s not treated fair. I think there are biases and jealousies in our league because he is so successful. It’s unfortunate, but that’s how it is sometimes. “It’s a sad day for our league,” Schuster said, “because he’s a great coach who had his team on top of the division. I, for one, wish he would reconsider.” Crutchfield teaches math at Duarte and has a son enrolled in the school. He graduated from and played football at San Jose State and later played in the Arena Football League. He said he will remain a teacher at Duarte until the end of the school year, then look for another teaching position near his home in Rialto. “I’m disgusted, man. How can you sit here and call that fair treatment?” Crutchfield said. “I’m so tired of it. I’m sick of Duarte getting the bad rap it gets and our players not getting the fair treatment they deserve.” (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2161 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