AP source: 3 UCLA players stay in China; team returns to US

first_imgView comments Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were to remain in Hangzhou, China, while the rest of the team was due back Saturday night. Ball is the brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball.UCLA didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment by the AP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNo. 21 UCLA won its season-opening game 63-60 over Georgia Tech in Shanghai earlier Saturday.The trio was questioned by police about allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou last week, where the Bruins visited before leaving for Shanghai. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson FILE – UCLA NCAA college basketball players, Liangelo Ball, left, and Cody Riley are shown in these file photos. The UCLA basketball team is heading back to Los Angeles without three players arrested on shoplifting charges in China, according to a report. Citing sources, ESPN reports freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were to remain in Hangzhou, China. UCLA won its season-opening game 63-60 over Georgia Tech in Shanghai. APLOS ANGELES — The UCLA basketball team is heading back to Los Angeles without three players arrested on shoplifting charges in China, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Citing a source with firsthand knowledge of the investigation, ESPN reports the players could be Hangzhou for “a week or two” while the situation is resolved. The source told ESPN there is surveillance footage of the players shoplifting from three stores inside a high-end retail center.Bruins coach Steve Alford declined to discuss the matter after the team’s victory. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, athletic director Dan Guerrero and Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott have been traveling with the team, but only Scott has issued any statements.“It has provided a real distraction and unwanted publicity, which distracts from what overall has been a tremendous experience and a tremendous week for the UCLA and Georgia Tech students,” Scott said before the game. “We’ve had a chance to apologize for the unwelcome attention it has brought. There’s nothing new. We’re monitoring the situation and staying in close contact with the students, and we hope the situation resolves itself soon.”The conference said Friday that California and Yale will meet in next year’s Pac-12 China game to open the 2018-19 season.ADVERTISEMENT Hope Solo says Blatter grabbed her; he calls it ‘ridiculous’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Timberwolves beat Blazers for 3rd straight win since Butler trade

first_imgCarpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Antetokounmpo’s dunk capped a 31-11 surge and gave the Bucks their first lead since the opening minute at 76-74 with 3:22 left in the quarter. Bledsoe had 14 points, Middleton 11 and Antetokounmpo nine to help Milwaukee take a 91-80 lead into the fourth.Milwaukee started the season 7-0, but has alternated wins and losses over the last nine games The Bucks lost to Memphis 116-113 on Wednesday night.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 ChrissJabari Parker and Justin Holiday, who led the Bulls to the big first-half lead, went cold in the third. Each had a basket apiece and nobody else stepped up to stop the blowout. Parker scored 17 of his 21 points, and Holiday added 18 of his 20 in the first half.Milwaukee never let the lead slip below 12 points in the fourth. Anthony Davis’ 43 points to rally Pelicans past Knicks Bucks: F Thon Maker could see more playing time with C John Henson (left wrist ligament) out indefinitely. Guards Matthew Dellavedova and Sterling Brown could be called upon with G Donte DiVincenzo (left quadriceps strain) out for the next three games.UP NEXT:Bulls: Host Toronto on Saturday night.Bucks: Host Denver on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins, left, drives against Portland Trail Blazers’ CJ McCollum during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves players paid tribute to the musician Prince, who died in 2016, with new purple-trimmed uniforms. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MILWAUKEE — Eric Bledsoe scored 25 points, Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo each added 23 points and the Milwaukee Bucks erased a 22-point deficit and beat the Chicago Bulls 123-104 on Saturday night.Down 63-45 at the half, the Bucks outscored the Bulls 46-17 in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Bucks came in leading the NBA in points per game differential and maintained that margin, winning their 11th game by an average of 10.9 points per game.Holiday was perfect from beyond the arc for Chicago in the first half. He sank all six attempts, three in each quarter. The last one just before the end of the second pushed the Bulls’ lead to 63-41.Parker keyed the Bulls’ first quarter with 15 points, five off his season-high. He hit three 3-pointers and a pullup jumper that capped an 11-2 surge for a 16-point lead at 35-19. The Bulls’ scrappy defense forced seven turnovers good for 15 points.TIP-INSBulls: F Lauri Markkanen (right elbow sprain) has increased his workload during practice. Head coach Fred Hoiberg said Markkanen, who missed his 15th game, was one to two weeks away from possibly returning to action.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Mash band ready to take the streets by storm tomorrow

first_imgIn a matter of hours, Guyana will celebrate its 48th Republic Anniversary with its annual costume and float parade in its capital city, Georgetown. This year, the celebration is expected to be grand with over 23 floats already registered to participate.Members of the GTT/Pulse band as they prepare to transform this truck into a moving costumeOne such is the collaboration between Guyana Telephone Telegraph and Pulse Entertainment. On Tuesday, Guyana Times took its camera to the Pulse/GTT mash camp where the final touches on the costumes are being added.Guyanese are poised to enjoy a ‘cloud nine’ experience with GTT and Pulse Entertainment since the duo has promised to deliver an electrifying atmosphere on Mashramani Day.While there, Guyanese Designer, Olympia Small-Sonoram was seen busily making sure the outfits are in order and ready. They are expecting over 300 revellers on the streets on Mash Day.In addition, several Government Ministries have already launched their bands and ready to storm the streets of Georgetown.Another band that will be partaking is the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport which falls under social cohesion within the Ministry of the Presidency. The department launched its band on Monday last.Coworkers for designer Olympia Small-Sonaram as they put the pieces together for one of the many costumesThe band will be boasting some 300 plus costumes and revellers. The Ministry’s Mash band takes on the look and feel of ‘everything Guyanese’ by utilising only the colours of the Golden Arrowhead and costume decorations utilising representations of the Cacique Crown and the Victoria Regia Lily.Meanwhile, the floats for the King and Queen of the band are decorated with the popular Hibiscus flower; the country’s national bird – the Canje Pheasant – and several butterflies, birds and frogs.On Mash day, the revellers will assemble on Thomas Lands, West of Albert Street, then proceed on to the first judging point at the National Park then the parade will move East along Thomas Lands, then South into Vlissengen road and make their way into D’Urban Park for final judging. “Let’s cooperate and celebrate Republic 48”.last_img read more

Give GGMC $2B to conduct feasibility study – GGDMA

first_img…says GGB’s negligence caused high levels of mercury in labIn light of the recent discovery of high levels of mercury in the laboratory of the Guyana Gold Board (GGB), the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) is suggesting that Government allocate $2 billion to the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to conduct a feasibility study on the phasing out of the mercury in mining.The association said the money should be used for acquisition of quality equipment and conducting of test work. It added that Government is expected to put its best mining and mineral processing engineers in the field with miners to find solutions. “The GGDMA is of the view that with clear direction, quality equipment, and adequate funding, the GGMC professionals can determine the feasibility of eliminating mercury from gold mining,” the GGDMA said in a statement.The GGDMA said it is concerned with the high levels of mercury content found in the blood of both GGMC and GGB workers, and has blamed this development on the GGB’s negligence, since proper checks and procedures should have been in place to monitor fugitive mercury emissions.“The GGDMA is disturbed by the description of mercury as a “scourge” because of its use in the gold recovery process. Mercury is a necessary tool in the small and medium scale miners’ toolbox; however, it must be used and handled in a responsible manner,” the statement said.The GGDMA note that the Gold Board’s contamination is more of an issue of carelessness, since the industry’s best practices and technologies for the control and capture of mercury emissions from the Gold Board’s facilities were not installed, and the monitoring and maintaining protocols of the scrubbers installed in its systems were neglected or non-existent.“The GGDMA calls upon the Government to ensure that proper safety measures are in place through standard operating procedures [SOPs] at its facilities, to ensure a safe environment for all Guyanese as they conduct business daily,” it added.The GGDMA also reaffirmed its commitment to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, and reiterated its call for the Government to step forward with strong technical assistance to small and medium scale miners to ensure sustainable development principles are applied to the gold and diamond mining sector.Additionally, the Association said there is a strong need for the Government to identify improved mercury-free gold recovery technologies and techniques which can lead to achievement of the objectives of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.The objective of the Minamata Convention is to protect humans and the environment around the world from mercury emissions caused by human activities. The agreement regulates the use of this heavy metal in manufacturing processes and products, the reduction of emissions, and the management of mercury-containing wastes.Since high mercury content has been discovered in the GGB’s Laboratory, over 130 staffers have been tested. It has been discovered that more than 60 have reported high levels of mercury in their system. The GGB has contracted the services of Trinidad-based Kaizen Environmental Services to conduct an independent investigation of the effect of the emission, and that company has said the mercury levels are back to normal. According to the report, the study was conducted on March 28 at ten locations primarily within the Guyana Geology and Mines Commissions’ compound and surrounding areas.Additionally, the laboratory have since been closed down.last_img read more

Semi-nude body of man found at Canje

first_imgThe semi-nude body of a Canje, Berbice man was on Thursday morning discovered on the roadway.Ramlall Bassant’s body covered as residents and Police gathered at the scene of the discoveryDead is Ramlall Bassant, also called “Doc” and “Rope” of Lot 12 Goed Banana Land, East Canje.The 54-year-old unemployed man was discovered lying face up at about 06:30h by a passerby, who was on his way to work. The man was clad in a shirt and a pair of jeans that was below his waist. He was not wearing underpants at the time.The Police were summoned to the scene and an investigation was launched.The now dead man was last seen at about 20:00h on Wednesday evening leaving his mother’s home.Dead: Ramlall BassantBassant lived with his 81-year-old mother, Lilian Bassant. She told Guyana Times that she was asleep when her son left.His body was discovered at a street, which villagers refer to as ‘Pandit Runner Dam’; a place where his sister, Chandakaeali Bassant, said he never went.According to Chandakaeali, her brother had no reason to venture to that area since most of his outings were to a cousin who lives along the main access road, which is a few houses away.Bassant leaves to mourn two sisters and his mother.“He was with his mother since he born. He grow in this same yard; it is not easy for this family after losing one a few days ago,” the sister said.Police are investigating.last_img read more

Approval of ExxonMobil’s licences imminent – Trotman

first_imgGovernment is now awaiting the recommendations of two independent agencies that are in the process of reviewing ExxonMobil’s production licence applications to make a decision on the way forward.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman told Guyana Times on Monday that the US oil giant had submitted its application in December 2016 and was now awaiting approval. He explained that the process was a very rigid one that was aimed at guaranteeing that Guyana got the best deal.He explained that one team was hired to review the environmental aspect of the licence agreement, while the other consultant was looking at the technical aspect of the project.“We expect to get reports from both independent bodies within the next week or two, then Government’s decision will be informed as to whether or not, we can proceed towards products in 2020,” the Minister explained.Trotman said consideration was being given to oil spills and the effects these could have on marine life and life along the coast in relation to fisher folk.Two weeks ago, outgoing Country Manager for ExxonMobil Guyana, Jeff Simon had told the local media that the company was yet to make a Final Investment Decision (FID).The Country Manager explained that there was need for some level of certainty that must be exercised on the part of the Government of Guyana in granting the licences and approvals.The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is currently being reviewed, while the production licence has to be granted by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC).Since 2015, ExxonMobil has announced three oil finds offshore Guyana. The most recent discovery came in April 2017, when the company found 25 metres of high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs at its Snoek well in the Stabroek block.The company has also hit oil at Stabroek’s Payara and Liza fields. The latter is estimated to contain up to 1.4 billion barrels of light oil. According to the company, by the mid-2020s daily output from Stabroek could reach 450,000 barrels.At present, tenders are out for local suppliers and contractors that are able to support a number of projects for the company’s operation.ExxonMobil could invest $5 billion as it prepares to explore oil production in Guyana by 2020.last_img read more

Whittier teacher contract rejected

first_imgWhittier Elementary Teachers Association president Martha Winans blamed recent comments by school board President Javier Gonzalez for stirring up teacher rancor, which she said contributed to their rejection of the tentative agreement. Gonzalez, in an interview two weeks ago, implied that teachers should look elsewhere for jobs if they weren’t happy at the district. His comments, which were supported at a recent board meeting by fellow trustee J.C. “Mac” McFarland, left bitter feelings among district teachers, Winans said. Anger over the remarks was “fresh in everyone’s minds” as teachers went to the polls to vote on the pact, she added. “Our hope is that we can come to some kind of agreement and we can feel respected by the school board again and valued,” Winans said. In addition to the 3 percent raise, which would have been retroactive to Feb. 1, the tentative agreement also promised more so-called “no questions asked” days off and paternity leave, as well as a $500 stipend for National Board-certified teachers. • Photo Galleries: Election day around the Valley | Pasadena and WhittierWHITTIER – Teachers in the Whittier City School District rejected a proposed three-year contract offer that included a 3 percent pay hike, school and union officials said Tuesday. Union leaders and district administrators expressed disappointment at the vote. While the total tally figures were not available Tuesday, a majority of the teachers voted “no” Monday on the proposed pact, officials said. Teachers’ health benefits would have remained the same through 2008 under the proposal. “We were really surprised and disappointed,” said Assistant Superintendent Richard Tauer. “We worked in good faith for five and a half months to come up with a new contract. “We believed it was a good deal that recognized the importance of teachers and also balances the long-term stability of our budget,” Tauer added. But Winans said teachers were not happy that the deal made the pay hike retroactive only to February and not to the beginning of the school year. Now, it’s back to the bargaining table for both sides. Union and district officials are scheduled to return to bargaining on Friday. Meanwhile, Winans said she plans to meet with teachers at their schools to find out what they want. For his part, Gonzalez on Tuesday said he made his comments out of frustration over the lack of progress in the contract negotiations. “Personally, I don’t know if everyone knows or understands that I made an apology at the board meeting. If not, I would still like to say that I made a strong statement for which I do apologize,” Gonzalez said. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051 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

GAA – CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL DRAW MADE AS ARDARA BEAT GAOTH DOBHAIR

first_imgArdara have beaten Gaoth Dobhair to become the last team in the semi-final draw.And a short time ago the draw was made for those two semi-finals.The semi-finals of the RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta Senior Football Championship will be played on Saturday & Sunday 5th/6th October. The first game will see Killybegs face Malin who shocked everyone by claiming the scalp of favourites St.Eunans.The following day Glenswilly will face Ardara after narrowly edging out Kilcar by 0-8 to 0-7 this afternoon at MacCumhaill Park.    GAA – CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL DRAW MADE AS ARDARA BEAT GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: September 15th, 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:ArdaraDonegal GAA club championshipglenswillyKillybegsMalinlast_img read more

DONEGAL CAFE JOINS STOCK EXCHANGE – DURING THEIR COFFEE BREAK!

first_imgA Donegal cafe has joined the stock exchange – and you could get cheap coffee as a result!The Hatter Tearooms in the Twin Towns have come up with a novel idea which sees the price of its coffee go up and down depending on demand.The more of certain line that sells the price goes up, the less that sells of a particular line the price goes down. It’s just like the stock market only it replaced with our hot drinks range.A spokesman explained “So for instance, Cappuccino started this morning at €2.25, if it sells well over the next couple of hours the price will increase by 5 cents per hour. If Mocha isn’t selling then the price will decrease by 5 cents also.“So by midday the price of an Americano started at 1.55 then by 1 O clock it’s up to 1.65.“Mocha starts at 2.25 if none have sold by noon, the price is down to 2.10.” Th spokesman added “It’s brand new, it’s never been done before and it’s unique a way of treating our customers. As all the prices started today at a 10% discount.”DONEGAL CAFE JOINS STOCK EXCHANGE – DURING THEIR COFFEE BREAK! was last modified: September 21st, 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)last_img read more

Jerry Rice says 49ers will win the Super Bowl despite killer second half schedule

first_imgIf it’s Monday, it must be time for Jerry Rice to predict a Super Bowl championship for the 49ers.Yes, this year’s 49ers.Appearing Monday on ESPN’s “First Take,” Rice — whose zeal for his former team makes you wonder if he’s angling for an appointment to the club’s public relations staff —  started slowly, hawking his new book “America’s Game.”Then he got to the meat of the matter. “They’re going to continue winning,” Rice said of his former team. “They’re going to win the whole …last_img