Davis, Cousins, power Pelicans’ rout of Spurs

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson New Orleans made 20 of 37 shots in the second half, when they led by as many as 30 points.New Orleans outrebounded San Antonio 45-39 and outscored the Spurs 50-36 in the paint. LATEST STORIES San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) works against New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana—Anthony Davis had 29 points and 11 rebounds, Demarcus Cousins added 24 points and 15 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the San Antonio Spurs 107-90 on Wednesday night.Jrue Holiday scored 13 points and Darius Miller chipped in 13 on four 3-pointers for the Pelicans, who’ve won two straight.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Pau Gasol had 17 points and LaMarcus Aldridge 16 in a largely frustrating night for San Antonio. The Spurs shot only 39.8 percent (35 of 88) and went 6 of 24 from 3-point range.Rudy Gay added 19 for the Spurs, who raced to a lead as large as 15 points in the first quarter, but trailed 50-42 at halftime after the Pelicans surged ahead for good with a 15-2 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneDavis had six points during the spurt, which began with his jumper and included his alley-oop dunk.The Pelicans then blew the game open by closing the third quarter with a 26-6 run fueled largely by Davis, who scored 12 of his points in the third quarter and also had a steal to set up one of Miller’s 3s. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trevor Ariza has 25 points, Rockets beat Nuggets Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

‘He’s our MVP:’ Perpetual living and dying with Prince Eze

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The whole game he raised his MVP numbers,” said Lim. “He’s our MVP.”“He’s a very important player in our system and we’re glad that he’s responding to the minutes given to him and everybody knows that we’ll live and die with Prince.”It was under Lim’s tutelage that Ekwe and Daniel became such dominating forces in the NCAA as the two big men each shared and MVP plum.Lim said that he was always happy to see his foreign players reach their full potential.“When I handled Ekwe we maximized him and when he wanted to shoot outside shots we let him and we went the same path with Sudan,” said Lim. “If you want to do stuff in the game you just have to consistently practice.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum There are a couple of things that always resonate when the name Frankie Lim is mentioned: first is winning championships and the second is having a dominant big man.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lim was the architect of the San Beda dynasty in the early 2000s winning four NCAA titles with the Red Lions and he had two of the generation’s most talented big men anchoring his team during those championship runs.Sam Ekwe and Sudan Daniel were the undisputed bosses of the red-laden paint during Lim’s time with San Beda and the multi-titled coach may  have just found his new main man in Prince Eze.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLim is now the head coach of University of Perpetual Help in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament and he had Eze in full display during their 85-77 overtime win against San Sebastian Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Eze played every minute of the game and finished with a monstrous 25-point, 23-rebound double-double, a line so marvelous that Lim foresaw the birth of his third most valuable player. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Surprise visit from recovering Balanza brings out best from Letranlast_img read more

Court ‘Lashes’ BOTA in US$19M Tax Case

first_imgFailure of the Board of Tax Appeal (BOTA) to resolve a US$19.2 million “tax fraud” complaint brought against the Ministry of Finance (MOF) by Lonestar Communication Corporation, (LCC) prompted a Tax Court Judge to caution the Board’s existence, after reviewing the ruling.BOTA was established in 2009 by the government to hear complains growing out of Ministry of Finance (MOF) audits of business and other tax payers.In reviewing BOTA’s ruling in March 2014,  Judge Mozart A. Chesson said, “the court must caution BOTA to remember that it is not a mediator, but an adjudicator, as complained by LCC.”He went on to say that “BOTA directed the parties to “walk together” to resolve their differences. The parties came to BOTA, because they had been unable to resolve the differences,” adding, “They should not have dodged a responsibility that is the primary reason for Bota’s very existence: an obligation to reach a final decision.”Judge Chesson concluded, “The appeal is hereby dismissed because of a lack of jurisdiction of this court to entertain a matter in which a final decision had not yet been rendered. The matter is remanded to BOTA for a resumption of its hearing.”In January 2013, MOF informed LCC that its forensic investigation discovered that LCC during the period of 2007 to 2011, that LCC had engaged in a series of tax fraud, to the tune of US$19.2 million. The MOF had demanded that LCC made available its business records, in connection with 11 business transactions.But, LCC objected, claiming that MOF already had given them a tax clearance for those years in question.Lonestar filed an appeal to BOTA, requesting an emergency hearing.But at the hearing, MOF did not produce the forensic evidence it relied on, when it accused LCC of tax fraud; nor did it submit or explain its calculation of the US$19.2 million re-assessed tax bill. BOTA ordered the ministry to submit said evidence within 72 hours, so that LCC could access that information; Bota also ordered the two parties to work together over the next 30 days to resolve and dispute.In that ruling, BOTA did not specify whether the parties were to return to them, after the 30 days with the result of their discussion.It was based on that ruling that LCC prayed the Court for review.In their complained, LCC argued that BOTA’s ruling was not in  fact final, because it dispose of nothing, thereby leaving all issues unresolved, and no option than to appeal to the Court.LCC further argued that charged with fraud as it was, the burden of proof rested on the ministry. The ministry, LCC pointed out, had failed to present and prove any of their allegations, when the case was brought before BOTA.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

WBD tractor operator stabbed to death

first_imgA wedding celebration turned deadly for a Sister’s Village, West Bank Demerara family when an alleged junkie stabbed the groom’s brother-in-law to death.Dead is 48-year-old Arnold Rampersaud Rattan, a tractor operator at the Wales Sugar Estate.Reports indicate that about 23:30h on Monday, during the “Kangan” (day after the wedding) celebration at Rattan’s home, the father of two asked the alleged junkie, known as “Soloman” to leave the premises since he began to misbehave.However, when “Soloman” refused to leave, Rattan opted to push him out of the yard. It was at this point that “Soloman” stabbed him to the left side of his body with a sharp object.Neighbours recalled seeing Rattan drop to his knees while “Soloman” fled the scene but he was subsequently caught by villagers who gave chase.The injured man was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital. However, according to relatives of the injured man, when they arrived at the medical facility, the security guard took almost 15 minutes before he allowed them entrance to the facility. Rattan was later pronounced dead.According to relatives, the dead man’s brother, Deoanand Rattan, was murdered in 2012 and no one was arrested in the matter.“Soloman” was taken into custody and is assisting Police with investigations.last_img read more

Bus change hits students’ travel plans

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Friesema said the agency received letters and e-mails from other parents saying their kids were not making it to school on time and said changes are on the way. “We have been working with the school district to better synchronize the schedules with schools,” she said. “We will be adding two trips in the morning and one in the afternoon to make sure the students get to school on time.” nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 The recent cancellation of a Foothill Transit bus line, which served as a link for riders between Glendora and West Covina, has left some students struggling for a ride to school. Felicia Friesema, spokeswoman for Foothill Transit, said Line 283 was canceled March 18 because of low-ridership numbers and said Line 284 and Line 851 were extended to serve the areas vacated. But resident Gary Fuller said the cancellation removed critical buses from morning and afternoon commutes from Charter Oak High School and Royal Oaks Middle School causing some students to have to wait longer than usual for a bus. “Before there were three buses that went to the middle school before it opened each day and there is now one,” Fuller said. last_img read more

Lookman shines but Leipzig crash to lowly Cologne

first_imgWhen Portugal international Bruma crossed to the far post, Lookman, 20, nudged the ball onto the woodwork and French striker Jean-Kevin Augustin tapped home the rebound.Having scored on his Bundesliga debut three weeks ago, Lookman played well before being replaced by Danish forward Yussuf Poulsen for the last half hour.With Lookman on the Leipzig bench, Cologne roared back with two goals in the final 20 minutes.“If you play like we did in the second half then you don’t deserve to take a point,” moaned Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer.Vincent Koziello, Cologne’s new signing from French league side Nice in January, smashed home a left-footed shot on 70 minutes to claim his first Bundesliga goal.Then substitute midfielder Leonardo Bittencourt, who has just recovered from a groin injury, fired home at the back post seven minutes later.The defeat leaves Leipzig sixth while Cologne remain eight points from safety with 10 games left.“In the Bundesliga, you can’t just play well for 45 minutes,” fumed Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuettl.“You can’t play football much better than we did in the first half, but after the break, it was as if the plug had been pulled — there was nothing left.”– Bentaleb’s sweet return –Earlier, Schalke climbed from sixth to third as Nabil Bentaleb scored on his comeback to seal their 2-0 victory at 10-man Bayer Leverkusen.It was a sweet return for the ex-Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, who was dropped from Schalke’s squad a fortnight ago and told to improve his attitude.Bentaleb’s penalty just before the final whistle capped a deserved win for Schalke who had taken the lead with just 11 minutes gone in Leverkusen.Guido Burgstaller flicked the ball over a defender and fired into the bottom left corner of the net from 15 yards.“We said clearly that we want to perform well and we succeeded in doing that,” said Schalke’s director of sport Christian Heidel.However, Heidel revealed win was overshadowed by injuries to two Schalke fans, one of whom fell down stairs and is “in critical condition”, after suffering a head trauma.Schalke will be without Burgstaller for their next league game at Hertha Berlin after he picked up a first-half booking — his fifth yellow card of the season.Leverkusen had defensive midfielder Dominik Kohr sent off for a second yellow card after 38 minutes.Schalke poured forward and sealed the win thanks to a Leverkusen mistake.Teenage Greece defender Panagiotis Retsos sent Swiss striker Breel Embolo tumbling in the area and when referee Daniel Siebert pointed to the spot, Bentaleb, a second-half replacement, drilled home the penalty on 89 minutes.“We played very well and created a lot of chances in the first half,” said Schalke coach Domenico Tedesco.“We counter attacked well after the break and I am happy to go home with the three points.”Schalke are level with second-placed Borussia Dortmund on 40 points — a massive 20 behind runaway league leaders Bayern Munich.The Bavarian giants were held to a goalless draw at home to Hertha Berlin on Saturday, the first time they had failed to score a league goal at the Allianz Arena since May 2015.Despite outshooting Hertha 19-5 — Bayern could not break through, which cost them two possible records.Top-scorer Robert Lewandowski, who had 10 shots on goal, missed the out-right record of scoring in 12 consecutive home league games.Jupp Heynckes also missed the chance to become the first Bayern coach to claim 15 straight wins in all competitions.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Young English midfielder Ademola Lookman’s starring performance couldn’t save Leipzig from defeat © AFP / ROBERT MICHAELBERLIN, Germany, Feb 25 – Ademola Lookman created a goal but RB Leipzig squandered the chance to go second in the Bundesliga on Sunday after crashing to a 2-1 defeat at home to bottom side Cologne.Lookman, an England Under-21 winger on loan from Everton, shone during his 59 minutes, hitting the post in the move that led to the opening goal on five minutes at Leipzig’s Red Bull Arena.last_img read more

Basel 1-0 Liverpool: Lacklustre Reds downed by Streller

first_imgLiverpool’s tricky start to the season continued with a lacklustre 1-0 defeat to Basle in their second Champions League game in Group B.The Reds had required an injury-time Steven Gerrard penalty to see off the challenge of European minnows Ludogorets at Anfield three weeks ago and they turned in another questionable display, with veteran Swiss striker Marcos Streller the hero for the hosts.An early cheer went up from the travelling supporters when they thought the deadlock had been broken by Raheem Sterling after the England starlet fired in his own rebound off the post, but the linesman’s flag revealed he was well offside.And that was about as good as it would get for the the Merseyside outfit on a night where boss Brendan Rodgers will continue to question how he can get his side purring as they were last season.In stark contrast, Basel looked bright and their fierce pressuring game was causing the Liverpool defence all sorts of problems.Paulo Sousa’s tactics paid dividends as they continually closed down the Reds and punished dawdling full-backs Jose Enrique and Javier Manquillo.Both Spaniards continually failed to track their men and on 35 minutes it almost proved fatal as Serey Die played a smart one-two to leave the former Newcastle man flat on his backside, but his shot was well covered by Simon Mignolet.Liverpool did manage to conjure up some moments to test Tomas Vaclik in the Basel goal, but they lacked conviction with Dejan Lovren’s header easily fielded and a Sterling strike going straight into the Czech Republican’s gloves.St Jakob-Park roared, in more hope than expectation, soon after the break when Sterling almost clumsily conceded a penalty after bundling Derlis Gonzalez to the ground, but the passionate home crowd would not have to wait long for a breakthrough.It almost came via the boot of Ahmed Hamoudi when his low strike was just turned round the post by Mignolet, but from the resulting corner, Streller showed how it was done.Martin Skrtel and Lovren failed to deal with the set-play and after Mignolet did well to palm away a ricochet off the Slovakian defender’s back, the veteran Basel striker smashed in the rebound.Without the injured Daniel Sturridge, Mario Balotelli plouged a lone furrow on his own up front, but the Italian again produced a listless display, apart from producing a walloping 40-yard free-kick that Vaclik had to be alert to.The Reds looked shorn of confidence all night, but golden boy Sterling could, and should, have earned a point 15 minutes from time, only for the teenager’s poor touch to waste a fine free flowing move that involved Balotelli and Adam Lallana.Lazar Markovic followed that up by firing wastefully wide to sum up an average performance for both the summer signing and the Reds, while captain Steven Gerrard saw a well hit free-kick easily caught by the Basel goalkeeper late on.And that was that as Liverpool headed back to England empty handed, locked on three points with the Swiss side behind Real Madrid, who lead the group with a 100 per cent record. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard 1last_img read more

Andy Goldstein’s Sports Bar Best Bits – October 13

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CHEQUE PRESENTATION GOES SWIMMINGLY FOR LEENAN BAY DIPPERS!

first_imgAnnette Kelly (left) organiser of Christmas Day Swim Leenan Bay, Urris, Clonmany with Anne Marie Fogarty and Eilish Kelly (who participated in the swim) presenting the 2012 proceeds cheque of €2,200 to Palliative Care Nurse, Inishowen Louise Duddy, (right) CNS on behalf of the Donegal Hospice at the Ballylffin Lodge Spa Hotel. Annette wishes to acknowledge her thanks to all who helped and participated in the swim. Photo C Giblin.CHEQUE PRESENTATION GOES SWIMMINGLY FOR LEENAN BAY DIPPERS! was last modified: February 21st, 2013 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:Christmas swimclonmanydonegal hospiceLeenan Baylast_img read more

Teen centers a mixed bag

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 restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – After school, teenagers fill Gina Ramos’ home. They have nowhere to go, she said, so they come over to hang out with her children. Frustrated by her constant struggle to find productive activities for the teens when they’re not in school, Ramos wishes Whittier had a city-operated teen center. “I’m so frustrated when Friday night comes and these kids have nothing to do,” said Ramos, 34, who has six children – one in high school, three in middle school and two in elementary. “I’ve been thinking that the city needs a teen center since my 11th-grader was in eighth grade,” she said. “It’d be nice for them to have somewhere to go dancing or where they show a movie.” Her children even have a name to suggest if the city ever decides to open a teen center – “The Spot.” Whittier is the only city in the immediate area that does not have a city operated teen center, which local officials who work with teens say provide an alternative for keeping teens out of trouble and away from gangs and drugs. However, a problem in cities that do have teen centers is that the facilities tend to attract younger teens from middle schools, area officials said. La Mirada’s teen center, Rio Hondo Park Teen Club in Pico Rivera and Montebello’s Cathy Hensel Youth Center attract only a few high school students, officials for the centers said. “Teens are a very tricky group to bring in and get them to stay focused on a program,” said Marlene Martel, programs manager for Whittier’s Community Services Department. “They feel a reach for adulthood and independence.” In Whittier, middle school students can go dancing at the First Friday Forum, a dance held at the Community Center on the first Fridays of the month. The dance is so popular that students are routinely turned away when the 400-person limit is reached, said Lori Hentcy, executive director of Supporting Kids in Living and Learning Successfully (SKILLS) Foundation, which sponsors the dance. “We considered doing two dances per month, but the program is very expensive,” said Hentcy. “Every month, we have high school teens trying to sneak in to the Friday Forum. Because of funding, we had to limit it to middle school students.” Hentcy said that teens are more likely to get involved in drugs, gangs and even to get pregnant when left unsupervised after school, and programs like the Friday Forum help keep them out of trouble. Daniel Deniz, director of the privately run Christopher Wall Youth Center in Whittier, said his group surveyed teens in Uptown Whittier before they opened the center in 2004. “They wanted a center to focus on teenagers, not little kids,” Deniz said. “We identified problems they were facing – drugs, running away from home, abusive relationships and domestic violence in their homes. There was a huge need for job training.” Martel said her department recently sought funding from Rep. Linda Sanchez (D – Lakewood) for a teen center. They are awaiting for a response. Teen centers can make a big difference in the lives of teenagers, said Jim Hickey, supervising district attorney for the Los Padrinos Juvenile Court in Downey. “Whittier clearly needs more activities for kids,” Hickey said. “All kids need three things – something to do, someone to love and something to look forward to. Graffiti, to a great extent, is total neglect. It’s kids bored stiff. “There’s a lot of kids hanging out in Uptown Whittier whose parents are working multiple jobs,” he added. “Some of our children’s parents are in prison and some haven’t been around for years.” At Pico Rivera’s Rio Hondo Park Teen Club, 13-year-old Hector Gongora played pool with friends on a recent Monday evening. “If I wasn’t here, I would maybe be with the wrong crowd, you know, tagging, because I have friends who do that,” said Gongora. “Instead I come here because it’s cool.” sandy.mazza@sgvn.com debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026, 3028last_img read more