San Carlos’ No. 6 most wanted person caught

first_imgThe 25-year-old Julius Escanillan was caught on the strength of two arrest warrants in Barangay 5, San Carlos City around 2 p.m. on June 29, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – He was listed as the No. 6 most wanted person in the police station of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. The suspect was detained in the custodial facility of the San Carlos City police station. Escanillan – resident of the village – faces charges for robbery and theft, it added.center_img Police officers served the warrants issued Judge Arville Delgado of the Regional Trial Court Branch 57 for the crime of robbery and Judge Jose Meno Ruiz of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities for the crime of theft. The two courts recommended bail bond worth P48,000 and P10,000, respectively, for Escanillan’s temporary liberty./PNlast_img read more


Ferguson bows out in style – Yorke

first_img Press Association “I’ve seen Sir Alex Ferguson on Monday at a charity game,” the former Trinidad and Tobago international told Sky Sports News. “He was in good spirits but the rumours were really strong around the place that he was going to retire and there was a big announcement supposed to be happening tomorrow and not today. “I think probably the fact of the club floating on the stock market meant this decision needed to come out very quickly. But the people within the football club knew this was likely to happen this season.” He added: “And I think with his hip replacement (booked in for late July), with David Gill going as well, that sort of pushed him to say ‘this might be the best time for me to retire’.” Yorke expects there to be a strange atmosphere in the immediate wake of Ferguson’s departure from the helm. “He’s been such a focal point at the football club,” he said. “He’s taken Manchester United to the level they are at right now. “It’s a shock to the system because he’s been there every day. He’s the one person when you go into the football club he’s always there. For him not to be there from the start of next season, it’s not going to be right around the football club and it will take some getting used to.” Ferguson, of course, will be bowing out on a high having regained the Premier League title after being pipped to the crown by rivals Manchester City in dramatic circumstances on the final day of last term. “He has very, very high standards and it’s all about winning trophies and breaking records with Sir Alex Ferguson,” Yorke continued. “But there’s more to the man. How they lost the Premier League last season – that would have hurt him immensely. Certainly losing it to Manchester City, that would have hurt worse than anything else. “He wanted to regain it and he’s managed to do that in a great way and with a great style of play.” center_img Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke, who played under Sir Alex Ferguson between 1998 and 2002 and was part of the 1999 treble-winning side, feels a combination of factors led the Scot to call it a day at the age of 71.last_img read more


Residents rally against lost housing

first_imgA group of local activists gathered to voice their concerns over the delay of the low-income Bethune Crossroads housing project on Vermont Avenue near USC on Wednesday.The project lays out plans for a 55-unit complex to be built on an empty lot on Vermont between 36th Place and 37th Street. The site is directly south of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.Many activists at the rally were members of TRUST South LA — Tenemos Que Reclamar Y Unidos Salvar La Tierra (Together We Must Reclaim and Save the Land) — and are putting pressure on state legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown to continue funding projects, such as the Bethune Crossroads project.The group fears that the state-owned land will be auctioned off and sold to student housing developers — an increasingly common occurrence on the west side of campus, according to a survey conducted by United Neighbors In Defense Against Displacement of Los Angeles.“This community is being absorbed like a virus by USC,” said Brent Blair, director of Applied Theatre Arts at USC.Blair has taught at USC for 18 years and has lived on the west side for three years. He said community members have been directly displaced by students moving into west side housing.More than 90 percent of the housing on 36th Place between Vermont and Budlong avenues was community-serving housing in 1999, according to UNIDAD’s survey.UNIDAD conducted the same survey 10 years later and found that 25 percent of housing remained community-serving as 75 percent had been developed into non-university-owned student housing.“This is the community’s land,” said Rosa Giron, a TRUST volunteer and St. Mark’s member. “Why can’t students and families co-exist?”In 2011, the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles and the L.A. City Council gave the preliminary go-ahead for the Bethune Crossroads project, named after the now-demolished Bethune Library, which once occupied the vacant plot of land. The CRA/LA was set to put up $3 million to help fund the low-income housing project.But funding for the CRA/LA — and similar state agencies — was cut after the California State Supreme Court upheld a controversial bill that was passed as a part of Brown’s 2011-2012 budget proposal. The law eliminated more than 400 local redevelopment agencies in California and jeopardized numerous projects, including Bethune Crossroads.Sandra McNeill, executive director of TRUST, spoke at a press conference before the group’s rally. McNeill stressed the need for the completion of projects by the state and how the development will have a lasting effect.“Any cut they make will cause this community to bleed,” McNeill said. “However, as a community, we must critique the actions which the state has taken that have resulted … in denying our ability to advance a long-term vision for a healthy, safe and vibrant community.”The CRA/LA handed over its current backlog of projects to a successor agency on Wednesday. The successor agency has until June to decide on a limited number of projects to undertake.Alfredo Avila, a graduate student in the Applied Theatre Arts program, said he is concerned with the state potentially cutting direct funding to USC-area community redevelopments, which would pave the way for more student housing.“[Building more student housing is] not a horrible thing,” Avila said. “But students are only here temporarily.”USC does not own university housing on the west side of campus, but David Galaviz, executive director of local government relations for the university, said the school is in favor of community development in neighboring areas.“The university definitely supports efforts to improve the lives of the surrounding community [members],” Galaviz said.last_img read more


NBA fines Clippers $50,000 for Doc Rivers’ comments on Kawhi Leonard’s health

first_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “It was shocking, but it doesn’t matter to me, you know what I mean? I’m not a guy who reads the media anyway,” Leonard said. “We’re gonna manage it the best way we can to keep me healthy and that’s the most important thing, me being healthy moving forward.”In his media address before Wednesday’s game, Clippers coach Doc Rivers told reporters that Leonard – who was was out with what was described on the Clippers’ injury report as “load management (knee)” – “feels great, but he feels great because of what we’ve been doing.”But as far as the league was concerned, the three-time All-Star missed the game (a 129-124 Clippers’ loss) because he was injured, not because he was resting.It was the disparity between the rationale that Rivers offered for Leonard’s absence and the medical reason that violated league rules, the NBA said in the release.“Following additional review of the L.A. Clippers not playing Kawhi Leonard in last night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, the NBA has confirmed that the team’s decision to sit Leonard for management of an injury was consistent with league rules. The team has reasonably determined that Leonard is suffering from an ongoing injury to the patella tendon in his left knee and has been placed by the team at this time on an injury protocol for back-to-back games.” Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Leonard expressed disappointment in the league’s decision.“I mean, for me, I’m on (Rivers’) side, you know what I mean?” Leonard said. “I’m a Clipper, he’s my coach, so that’s just disappointing. It feels like they want players to play if they’re not ready, but it is what it is. Like I said, I don’t read into it, I gotta do what’s gonna make me healthy and is gonna help the team be successful, and that’s me being able to play basketball games for us.”Leonard – who is averaging 29 points, 8.1 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.1 steals – also missed the first game of a back-to-back set last week in Utah. The Clippers also lost that game, which also was broadcast nationally by ESPN.Those games off are helping him deal with the injury, he said.“I mean, it just helps just from me pushing on something that’s not ready,” said Leonard, who scored a game-high 27 points Thursday. “So we’re just gonna keep managing it, moving forward. I’m not a doctor, that’s for the doctors and my training staff is for, letting me know. (I) just tell them how I feel and like I said, just gotta keep moving forward.”Leonard played nine games in his final season with the San Antonio Spurs, in 2017-18, when he was suffering from a quadriceps injury. After being traded to Toronto the following offseason, Leonard stuck to a load management plan that kept him strategically sidelined for 22 of the Raptors’ games – and healthy enough for an extended playoff run that ended in the franchise’s first NBA title.After signing with the Clippers, both the team and Leonard indicated that he didn’t plan to adhere to as stringent a load management schedule this season.“It’s different this season,” Leonard said at media day. “Last year, I was going in with an injury that I was dealing with the year before still lingering, and we knew that I had to be healthy going throughout the season and making it to the playoffs. But this year I’m feeling good, feeling way better than I was at the start of last season. But there’s really no plan laid out yet.”Related Articlescenter_img LOS ANGELES — The NBA fined the Clippers $50,000 on Thursday for statements it deemed inconsistent with what the team reported to the league regarding Kawhi Leonard’s health, indicating in a news release “that Leonard is suffering from an ongoing injury to the patella tendon in his left knee.”The famously private superstar, who joined the Clippers in free agency this offseason, confirmed that he’s been dealing with an injury that will continue to keep him from playing both games when they’re scheduled back to back.“No. That’s not what the doctor’s prescribing right now,” he said after the Clippers’ 107-101 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday at Staples Center. “That’s all I can say about it, we’re gonna manage it and just keep moving forward.”Leonard also said he was not pleased with the league’s decision to reveal the nature of his injury. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Leonard missed two of the team’s first eight games.Meeting again with the media before Thursday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers – for which Leonard was in the lineup – Rivers was determined not to delve deeply back into the issue, saying he was “scared” even to answer questions related to load management. He also was careful about his response to the fine.“I think we said it all,” Rivers said. “I’m not getting into it, so no is the answer. What we said, we said, and whatever the release was, which I haven’t seen, is the release.”“Yeah, you’re always disappointed (in a fine),” Rivers added. “Sometimes you agree with a fine, sometimes you don’t. Doesn’t matter, that’s the one thing I’ve learned.”The league also fined the Clippers $50,000 for violating tampering following Rivers’ comments during last season’s playoffs, when the coach appeared in an ESPN special and compared Leonard with Michael Jordan, calling the Clipper-to-be “the most like Jordan we’ve seen.”last_img read more


NBA changes All-Star Game format, adds Kobe Bryant tribute

first_imgThere’s at least $500,000 for charity at stake from the game alone. Each of the first three quarters is worth $100,000 – if there’s a tie, the money rolls over to the next quarter – and the final score is worth another $200,000. If one team sweeps all four quarters, the other team will receive $100,000 for its charity regardless.All-Star weekend generates more than $1 million over the three days for Chicago neighborhood non-profit organizations, through the game itself and other events held under the NBA Cares umbrella.For now, this is a one-year change, though the NBA is hopeful that the quarter-score for charity element and the target-score ending become part of the All-Star Game on a long-term basis.“If successful, I would imagine we keep it moving,” Spruell said. Kobe Bryant: 42 photos for the Laker legend’s 42nd birthday The team that has the most points after the first quarter will win $100,000 for its charity. The same will apply to the second and third quarters. The scores get added for the fourth to set the target score – for example, if the score is 100-95 at that point, then the team that wins the All-Star Game will be the first to reach 124.The target score concept is something that the NBA has been considering since last summer, when National Basketball Players Association president Chris Paul – a big fan of The Basketball Tournament, a winner-take-all $2 million event composed mostly of college alumni teams – reached out to say the league should explore the concept. The Basketball Tournament uses what is called the Elam Ending; the game clock is turned off at the first stoppage with four minutes or less in the fourth quarter, and the target score there is eight points more than the leading score at the time.Paul coached in the TBT last season.“It almost takes us back to when we would play on the playground,” Spruell said. “We’d go up to 15 or 21 or what have you. This time it’ll be 24 with someone hitting a game-winning shot.”Related Articles Helicopter company in fatal Kobe Bryant crash sues 2 air traffic controllers How Kobe Bryant was remembered on his birthday “We spent a lot of time considering the right target number to use for the fourth quarter,” said Byron Spruell, the NBA’s president for league operations. “Through the events of this week, it became clear to us that the only appropriate number for this season’s All-Star game is 24.”The target score is the latest addition to the NBA’s quest to make the game more competitive, something that players have wanted for some time.This is the third year where the NBA has had a format where captains – it’ll be the Lakers’ LeBron James and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo in those roles this year, just like last year – get to draft their teams, something that will take place next week.“We’ve been very focused on making it more competitive, making it more exciting and making it fun,” Spruell said. “And we’ve had a great collaboration with the union. For this year’s game, we really focused on what new things we could do to make it a really competitive game where each quarter mattered in this case.”It’ll matter to Chicago-area charities, which will benefit from however many quarters Team LeBron and Team Giannis win that night.center_img Kobe Bryant’s final jersey number will be something this year’s NBA All-Stars play to reach.The NBA announced major changes to the All-Star format on Thursday, turning every quarter into a mini-game for charity before an untimed final quarter with a target score that will decide which team wins. Scores will be reset – back to 0-0 – at the start of the second and third quarters, then restored to begin the fourth quarter.That’s where the tribute to Bryant and the No. 24 jersey he wore for the last decade of his NBA career comes into play. The team that wins the All-Star Game will be the first to reach a target score, determined by the total points the team in the lead scored in the first three quarters combined – plus 24, the obvious nod to Bryant, an 18-time All-Star selection.The NBA said there will be multiple tributes to Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and the seven others who lost their lives in Sunday’s helicopter crash throughout All-Star weekend, including the showcase game on Feb. 16. The target score is just one of them. On Mamba’s day, councilmen aim to create Kobe Bryant Boulevard Councilmembers move to make Kobe Bryant Boulevard an LA street Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more