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Lakers coach Walton fined $15,000 for criticizing officials

first_imgRussell, Harris lead Brooklyn Nets past winless Cleveland Cavaliers Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum FILE – Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton, right, speaks to Lonzo Ball (2) during the second half of the team’s preseason NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)NEW YORK — Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton has been fined $15,000 for public criticism of the officiating.NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe announced the fine on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? It stems from comments Walton made following the Lakers’ 143-142 overtime loss to the Spurs on Monday. The officials gave 38 free throws to San Antonio and just 26 to Los Angeles, even though the Lakers outscored the Spurs 74-50 in the paint.Walton said the officials didn’t give the Lakers calls because they’re a young team.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 ChrissHe had gotten a technical foul in the second quarter of the game for protesting a no-call on contact with LeBron James. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

2018 Russia World Cup: Nigeria Can’t Go Far Like This

first_imgNigeria’s Super Eagles meet Iceland on June 22Nigeria’s Super Eagles may not go far in the current World Cup in Russia if the stakes don’t work in their favor if they continue to play like they did with Croatia on Saturday that caused them to lose 2-0.Playing their first match against Croatia, after two of five Africa’s representatives of Egypt and Morocco narrowly lost their matches against their opponents; many Africans had hoped that Michel Obi’s group of youthful players could at least salvage the poor early performances of their continental compatriots in the north which sadly did not materialize.Admittedly, Nigeria had a lot of youthful players, and one writer was forced to write that Nigeria ‘had the advantage if the match turned into a track meet’ in their first match against Croatia but it was not a track meet, the Africans could not rise to the occasion and lost 2-0 in the match.Though it was a match that promised so much but delivered so little to thousands of Africans who had anticipated a miracle as Croatia’s Blazers secured a 2-0 victory over Nigeria to lead in Group D.“The Super Eagles’ youth and athleticism were expected to provide some exciting scoring chances. Croatia’s experienced midfield was thought to provide some entertaining possession play. But neither came to the fore Saturday in Kaliningrad,” one writer wrote. How could Nigeria not realize that playing the ball around the field is not the ultimate goal of the World Cup?This is how Croatia scored their first goal: Luka Modric sent a beautiful corner into the 6-yard box that was flicked to the back post where Mario Mandzukic was waiting. He got his head on the ball, but Oghenekaro Etebo’s back leg knocked it into the net for an own goal in the 32nd minute.The second goal against Nigeria was highly debated. It was in the 71st minute when Nigeria’s William Ekong wrapped up a Croatian player (Mandzukic) as he jumped in the air for a header in the 6-yard box and the referee awarded Croatia a penalty award for the foul. Ekong attracted a yellow card for the rough play. The call was not accepted well by Nigeria. However, Croatia increased their score 2-0 when Luka Modric converted the penalty kick. Croatia is now top of the group.Nigeria’s next match is on June 22 against Iceland. Iceland had drawn their first game (1-1) against favorites Argentina on Saturday and should tell you how much the challenge Nigeria will face on June 22 at the Volgograd Arena at 6 pm. If Nigeria does not increase in their offensive attacks in their remaining encounters, there is no way they can make any further impact in the tournament and they may end their campaign on a sorrowful note.Their Group member of Iceland, Argentina, and Croatia is a very tough team of competitors and without much excuses, we hope Nigeria will approach their next game, which should be without saying, in an attempt to change their chances for the better to go far in the tournament.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Blizzard Bike Club looking for volunteers to help maintain Beatton Park bike trails

first_imgEvents the club will hold specific to the Beatton Trails the club will include:Weekly Tuesday rides: May-September at 7:00 p.m.July 8th: “Beatton to Death” 6 Hour Mountain Bike Endurance race at 9:00 a.m.August 26th: Mountain Bike Club Championship at 2:00 p.m.If you have a passion for mountain biking and want to volunteer your time, contact the club at: blizzardbikeclubfsj@gmail.com. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Blizzard Bike Club is looking for volunteers to help maintain mountain bike trails in Beatton Park.Volunteers are needed because there are currently no functional single or double track registered trails available for mountain bikers in the Fort St. John area. The club explained that the trails would provide excellent training opportunities for riders young and old.In 2017 the Blizzard Bicycle Club received a $7,155.33 grant from the Peace River Regional District under their “Recreational Trails Grants‐in‐Aid” program to assist with the development of bike trails within the Beatton Provincial Park.- Advertisement -Rakes, shovels and other hand tools will be used to prevent erosion, control vegetation, and manage deadfall on the trails.The attached map outlines existing trails shown in red, existing cross‐country ski trails the club will look to improve for mountain biking in green, and proposed narrow new cut/minimal cut trails in yellow:Map of Beaton Trails. Photo by Blizzard Bike Club.Advertisementlast_img read more

National average price of gasoline falls

first_imgAccording to the latest cross-country survey the national average price of gasoline fell in the past week by 1.2 cents/litre. That puts it at 103.1 cents, which is 6.8 cents less than the common posted price for a regular litre in Fort St. John.- Advertisement -The national average is also 3.3 cents higher than it was this time last year, but the local price is only a cent and a half above the comparable 2009 price.The 60-city monitor by Calgary-based MJ Ervin and Associates still shows Vancouver with the highest current price at 118.8 cents.Windsor, Ontario is now at the low end of survey with a price of 92.7 cents/litre.last_img read more

Area trio earns wrestling titles

first_imgTraditional area power Santa Fe had the best team success, qualifying an area-best five wrestlers for next weekend’s CIF-SS Masters Meet and finishing third in the team standings behind champion Temecula Valley and second-place Santa Ana. California also fared well, placing 10th and qualifying three to next week’s meet – Melendrez, Ruben Warr (130) and Nik Noriega (152). El Rancho also finished with three qualifiers – Joseph Salas (119), Tony Fernandez (189) and Billie Rivera (215). Melendrez, meanwhile, expanded on his expectations, upsetting top-seeded Couts in the semifinals before scoring an 8-4 decision over Lompoc’s Masson Blow in the final. “It’s an awesome feeling,” Melendrez said. “To do this, and just being a sophomore, is a great accomplishment. “Beating (Couts) just gave me so much momentum towards the finals. It was a tough match (in the finals). I guess I just wanted it more, so I went after it.” Zuniga was in complete control in the 215 final before scoring a 5-3 decision over Temecula Valley’s Eduardo Marquez. “It’s just so great to win CIF,” Zuniga said. “This is why you do all that work all season long, and it feels great.” steve.ramirez@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3061 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We qualified five guys to Masters, so it went pretty good,” said Santa Fe coach Sal Garcia, whose team’s qualifiers also included Dimitri Crouch (103), Daniel Couts (140), Miguel Garcia (189) and Lenny Romero (275). “Things didn’t quite fall the way we hoped. We had some tough losses, otherwise we might have been up there with Temecula Valley. “But the guys who placed wrestled well. Now we just have to continue to work hard this week in practice and be ready for next week.” Orona was one of three Chiefs, including Crouch and Romero, to advance to the finals. He breezed through the first four rounds before using a late escape to defeat Westlake’s Arian Ghaffari in the 119 final. “(Ghaffari) wrestled defensively,” Orona said. “I just had to go for my shots. “My goal going in was to just maintain my state ranking. I did what I was supposed to do.” center_img RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Three was definitely the number for area wrestlers who competed at Saturday’s CIF-Southern Section Inland Division championships at Los Osos High School. Locals scored their version of a triple crown as Santa Fe High School’s Marcus Orona (119 pounds), California’s Matt Melendrez (140) and Schurr’s Julian Zuniga (215) won individual titles. last_img read more

‘You can’t buy class’: Mourinho slams City over documentary

first_imgThe fly-on-the-wall episodes focus on Pep Guardiola’s magnificent efforts in winning last season’s English title, with the producers boasting of their unprecedented access to the champions over the season.But the Manchester United manager was surprised, and clearly angered, by the number of times he appears, or is the subject of comments, in the series.“I haven’t seen it but I know a few things about the movie,” Mourinho told reporters ahead of Sunday’s clash at Brighton.“You don’t need to be disrespectful to have a fantastic movie.“My reaction is if you are a rich club you can buy top players, you cannot buy class. That is my first reaction.“The second reaction is because I am in the movie I could ask for some royalties.“But if they send me one of the shirts they had in the tunnel when we played there, the shirts that were saying ‘We did it on derby day.’ If they send me one of these shirts, I give up about the royalties.”The last comment referred to the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium in April when City had printed souvenirs in expectation of clinching the title against Mourinho’s men, only for United to come from behind to win 3-2, delaying the title celebrations by two weeks.The champions have claimed this week that they had no editorial control over Amazon, but a number of reviews have commented on how heavily Mourinho and United figure.– Park the bus jibes –The footage features the Old Trafford derby, won impressively by City in December, and has the narrator, Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley commenting: “It is Guardiola versus Mourinho once more. Possession versus defence; attacking football versus park-the-bus.”There are also scenes of City supporters chanting “Park the bus” during the derby, as well as Mourinho’s post-match press briefing at Old Trafford in which he claims, unconvincingly, that his team had not just been outplayed by Guardiola’s.City’s player-of-the-year Kevin De Bruyne, allowed to leave Chelsea by Mourinho when he was in charge at Stamford Bridge, is also central to the documentary.Mourinho is shown at a Champions League press conference in the autumn of 2013 being grilled about De Bruyne’s absence and storming out after explaining that the Belgian had trained poorly and played badly in a League Cup tie with Swindon.Asked whether that clip, in particular, had annoyed him, Mourinho joked: “You know, a movie without me doesn’t sell much. I needed to be there.”Coincidentally, the documentary was premiered on the day that De Bruyne was injured in training, a knee ligament problem that will sideline him for three months.Mourinho, however, does not expect the defending champions to suffer much due to the Belgian’s absence.“I think they have a fantastic squad,” he said.“De Bruyne is a fantastic player, but for him to be out a few weeks, I don’t think it’s a drama for them.“They won the Community shield and at the Emirates without De Bruyne. They are a fantastic team and it’s not a drama for them to lose a player for a few weeks.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is unhappy with his role in a documentary about Manchester City © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 19 – Jose Mourinho accused Manchester City of lacking class in a scathing response to his own appearances in a documentary series about the Premier League champions.The eight-part series, ‘All or Nothing’ was released by streaming service Amazon last week amid much fanfare.last_img read more

Supremacist Web site probed for listing addresses of Jena teens

first_imgNEW ORLEANS – The FBI is reviewing a white supremacist Web site that purports to list the addresses of five of the six black teenagers accused of beating a white student in Jena, La., and “essentially called for their lynching,” an agency spokeswoman said Saturday. Sheila Thorne, an agent in the FBI’s New Orleans office, said authorities were reviewing whether the site breaks any federal laws. She said the FBI had “gathered intelligence on the matter,” but declined to further explain how the agency got involved. CNN first reported Friday about the Web site, which features a swastika, frequent use of racial slurs, a mailing address in Roanoke, Va., and phone numbers purportedly for some of the teens’ families “in case anyone wants to deliver justice.” That page is dated Thursday. 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


first_imgStudents from LYIT got a taste of a real-life car crash when the college held a Road Safety Week.The week began with the Road Safety Authority (RSA) Shuttle Bus arriving on campus early Monday morning and the required seven hours of set up began, as the bus offers some state of the art facilities, including a simulated driving experience.It also includes an interactive, educational road safety presentation area with lectern, projector screen and seating for an audience of 25 people. Both the Shuttle Bus and ‘roll-over car’, which is designed to give people an experience of what it is like to be involved in a road collision, were open for business.Many students felt severe pressure on their heads while in the overturned car, the RSA operators pointed out the importance of wearing a seatbelt in such circumstance. Inquisitive and eager students surrounded the Shuttle Bus in the hope of learning more about safety on the roads.The roll-over simulator exposed the importance of wearing a safety belt in the unfortunate event of a road traffic collision.With the help of LYIT Motor Club a ‘Tyre Change Competition’ was held outside the main canteen on campus. One student managed to change the tyre in an exceptional 1.02 minutes. The Motor Club also organized a Road Safety Quiz on Tuesday which was a big success. Winners of the quiz were presented with road safety kits and first aid kits.On Wednesday, with the help of Donegal County Council’s Road Safety Officer, Eamonn Brown, a Mock Road Traffic Collision (RTC) was held on campus.This gave students an insight of what exactly happens at the scene of a RTA (Road Traffic Accident). The Student Union officers also distributed boxes of reflector arm bands, air-fresheners and disk holders to all students as part of the be safe be seen awareness.LYIT Student Union thanked all the emergency services, LYIT Motor Club and Green Vehicle Recycling Ltd for donating the cars for the mock crash. It is hoped that students are now educated in the immediate dangers associated with the roads and road accidents after an eye-opening week. It is important to consider the dangers that can be associated whether you be a in a car, on a motor cycle, cycling a bike or just out for a walk.ALL PICTURES BY KIND PERMISSION OF PADDY GALLAGHER STUDENT SHOCK AT REAL LIFE CAR CRASH EXPERIENCE AT LYIT was last modified: February 22nd, 2012 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:car crashLYITlast_img read more


first_imgThey’re on the road again! Their last expedition saw them join the elite group of people who have conquered the Dalton Highway in North Alaska which led them up the 1000 mile ice route to the Arctic Ocean. The expedition was a great success as it raised €30,000 for three in need local charities.Now in April they are setting off again, this time with the help of Kelly’s Toyota, to the southern hemisphere in an attempt to conquer the worlds most dangerous road…the Death Road in Bolivia.LEG ONE: They fly into La Paz, with the help of online flight agency SkyScanner.com, the highest city in the world with an altitude of 13,331ft, where they pick up a Toyota Land Cruiser, regarded worldwide as the best overland 4×4 vehicle, which has been kindly sponsored by Kelly’s Toyota Letterkenny. From there they will climb to an altitude of 15,534ft to take on the Yungas Road (Death Road) a road which is steeped in history of landslides, sheer 2000ft drops, waterfall crossings and severe width restrictions, no crash barriers its easy to understand how the Yungas Road has earned its nickname and respect of all who drive and travel it.LEG TWO:The Death Road leaves them deep in the amazon jungle and from there they will navigate their way towards the Chilean border to attempt to drive the Guallatiri Volcano (altitude 19,918ft), this is an active Volcano in Chile and last erupted in 1985. There is no record of anyone going higher than 17,250ft on this volcano.After the attempt on the Volcano they make their way to the South Pacific Ocean crossing the dreaded Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world. Camping here will feel very remote due to the fact that no living organisms can survive in this inhospitable environment.From here we have some very steep gradients, over sand dune roads, to traverse until we reach the Ocean.There has been months of planning and organising in order to make this trip a success which has involved vehicle preparation in conjunction with Brendan Kelly of Kelly’s Toyota Letterkenny, their main sponsor on this expedition.The three lads have also had advice from the only Donegal man to summit Everest, Jason Black, who knows and respects the altitude that the lads are going to battle with so with several hours put in training, researching and preparing for the latest expedition they are not taking the challenge lightly. DDTV – NOW THE ICE ROAD TREKKERS ARE TAKING ON DEATH ROAD was last modified: March 27th, 2014 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:Death RoaddonegalIce Road TrekkersSouth Americalast_img read more

A milder Martha

first_img “There are definitely more positive conversations happening – with more clients, ” said Brenda White, director of print investment for Starcom USA, which buys advertising space for dozens of companies. “We know there is going to be a future for the company, which could have been a question before.” Still, Lyne declined to talk about when advertising revenue would return to its original levels or when the company would return to profitability, after suffering a string of losses. In late July, Martha Stewart Living reported second quarter losses of $33.5 million, compared to a loss of $17.8 million in the year-ago period while revenue rose 4.3 percent to $46 million from $44 million. But the company also said that it expects to narrow its operational losses at the end of the year. “The queen ruled once from her castle,” but time will tell whether Stewart can reclaim her position, said Robert Passikoff, president of the New York-based market research company Brand Keys Inc. Analysts also cited intense competition from other lifestyle magazines like Real Simple, which benefited when advertisers turned away from Stewart’s publications during her legal troubles. Ivan Feinseth, managing director for Matrix USA, LLC, a New York-based research and brokerage company, also warned that the brand could suffer from too much exposure. “She has a chance to build back the company to where it was, but it has to be slow,” he said. In addition to the two TV shows, and the upcoming home improvement show, set to air on cable channel Discovery Communications next year, Stewart will have a 24-hour radio channel with Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. that will feature cooking, gardening and entertaining programming for women. It will make its debut later this month. Consumers will also see more products starting with the holiday season. There will be a DVD series of how-to tips starting in October with the first four titles focused on holiday entertaining. “Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook,” Stewart’s first cookbook in six years, will be out in November and a business book called “The Martha Rules” is due out later this month. “We are very comfortable with the level of attention the company is getting,” Lyne said. But she acknowledged the company recently tweaked the syndicated talk show, which made its debut Sept. 12, to make it more instructional. However, Lyne said she was pleased with the ratings. In fact, the TV shows have helped promote Stewart’s brand and business partners. On her “Apprentice” show, for example, contestants had to create a children’s fairy tale for Random House, which publishes Stewart’s books. Another episode had contestants design a flower shop, a plug for her online flower business. “I think that ‘Martha,’ in particular, has been incredibly valuable in reaching a broader audience and delivering on our promise to answer not only the question of how to do something but why we do what we do,” Stewart wrote in an e-mail response to The Associated Press. As for Stewart’s version of “The Apprentice,” which is not affiliated with the company, Lyne said she has been disappointed by the ratings. According to Nielsen Media Research, the reality show only attracted 7.0 million viewers in the first episode; the number fell to 6.1 million the following week. The show could be a victim of viewers being too bored with the format – ratings for Donald Trump’s “Apprentice” have also disappointed this season. But Feinseth pointed out that Stewart’s polite demeanor on the show, while pleasing her core fans who watch her daytime show and buy her products, could turn off reality TV viewers who were expecting Stewart to be as harsh as Trump. Lyne said she doesn’t feel that “Martha should be a different persona,” even if she could. “We are involved in a much longer game,” Lyne added. “What is good for the company and what is good for her is being well served by the show.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Martha Stewart wants to be everybody’s best friend, but it’s a tough popularity contest. New projects reflect a new touchy-feely business approach and friendlier persona for the diva of homemaking. She rapped with Sean “Diddy” Combs and made dough figures with Conan O’Brien on her new daytime talk show “Martha,” and on her reality show “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart,” she writes lovely rejection notes to canned candidates. She has even quickly incorporated her five-month prison experience into her brand, selling 13,000 copies of that famous poncho she wore when she was released in March to benefit women’s charities. Stewart is also reaching out to new viewers, with plans to develop a new home improvement reality TV show next year, as well as new books, DVDs and a radio show in coming months. Whether this new approach will help to turn around Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. remains to be seen. Advertisers fled and her stock plummeted as much as 50 percent while Stewart fought against charges of lying to investigators about a stock sale, then shares and its business rebounded while she served time in Alderson, W.Va. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 But since Stewart’s two TV shows made their debut last month, the stock has fallen 29 percent to around $24 per share amid lukewarm ratings. And some fans are not quite sure what to make of the new, funnier and chattier Martha. “I miss her old show. I walked away learning more. She was more studious,” said Jane Sanders. “Celebrities don’t do it for me,” said Sanders, 40, from Queens, N.Y. who was part of the live studio audience for Stewart’s talk show featuring O’Brien last week. But there are also positive signs. Susan Lyne, president and CEO of Stewart’s New York-based multimedia company, reported that sales of Martha Stewart Everyday merchandise, from pots to towels, at Kmart stores have enjoyed an uptick. The company is also seeing interest from potential new suppliers and retailers about new products and continues to talk to Sears Holding Corp. about expanding Stewart’s Kmart products into Sears stores, Lyne said. Advertising revenue is also getting a boost from the TV exposure, which Lyne said has created a “halo” over the brand. The number of ad pages for its flagship magazine Martha Stewart Living is expected to be up a better-than-expected 48 percent for the third quarter over a year ago, Lyne said. last_img read more