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NBA suspends Ingram, Rondo, Paul in Lakers-Rockets dustup

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The Rockets led 109-108 with 4:13 remaining when Ingram fouled Harden and then shoved him and confronted Phillips after getting a technical foul.Ingram, Paul and Rondo were all ejected. Houston won 124-115, spoiling the Lakers’ home debut for LeBron James.Harden didn’t speak to reporters before Sunday night’s game.“We don’t want this to happen again,” said NBA executive vice president Kiki VanDeWeghe, who handed down the penalties. ”(We are) sending a clear message that this is not acceptable behavior and you cannot do this. So in this particular instance, the multiple-game suspensions are pretty severe both to their teams and financially to the players.”The suspension to Ingram is the longest for an on-court incident since April 2012, when Metta World Peace of the Lakers received seven games. World Peace elbowed Harden, who was then playing for Oklahoma City, in a game also at Staples Center to earn that penalty, the irony being Harden is the one who Ingram fouled to start Saturday’s fracas.There have been longer suspensions in recent years, but none for an on-court altercation than what Ingram got.“We have so few of these and we’re very lucky in that regard,” VanDeWeghe said. “This game is played with a lot of passion and it’s an aggressive game and obviously there is contact in the game. Our players play with a lot of respect for each other and for everybody else.”With Paul and Rondo, that hasn’t always the case.They have a history of raising the ire of the other, going back to at least 2009 during a Boston-New Orleans game. Rondo was with the Celtics and Paul with the Hornets when players from both sides had to get between the two point guards as tempers seemed to flare after a game where they got tangled up in the second quarter.VanDeWeghe clearly indicated that Rondo did not acknowledge spitting on Paul. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES The penalty was costliest to Paul, who was fined a total of $491,782. Paul is president of the NBA Players’ Association. He began serving his suspension Sunday night and wasn’t at the arena when the Rockets played the Clippers. Rondo will be docked a total of $186,207, while Ingram’s total is $158,816.Houston coach Mike D’Antoni disagreed with the severity of Paul’s penalty.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 Chriss“It’s just not equitable,” he said. “If you wanted to suspend him one (game) I get it, just to make a statement. Then you’re talking monetarily, he’s paying three times more than the other guys are paying for missing games? That doesn’t seem to be right.”Ingram and Rondo will start their suspensions Monday night when the Lakers host the San Antonio Spurs. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The league said Ingram was suspended for aggressively escalating the altercation and throwing a punch in the direction of Paul, confronting referee Jason Phillips in a hostile manner, and instigating the overall incident by shoving Rockets guard James Harden.Eric Gordon, who started in place of Paul against the Clippers, defending his teammate, saying, “If somebody is attacking you, you got to somewhat protect yourself.”Rondo has been suspended for instigating a physical altercation with Paul, and spitting and throwing multiple punches at the Rockets star. Paul was suspended for poking at and making contact Rondo’s face and throwing multiple punches at him.“What is he supposed to do? Just stand there and get spit on and then take a punch in the face and say, ‘Well, that’s OK,’” said D’Antoni, who called Rondo’s spitting “pretty disgusting.”“In the heat of the moment when somebody does that, that’s tough, that’s really tough,” D’Antoni said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Rajon has his own view of what happened,” VanDeWeghe said. “I think that we had a clear view that, however you want to interpret it, that there was a spitting in Chris Paul’s direction. I think I’m going to leave it at that.”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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Aces climb to top Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul, second from left, is held back by Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, left, as Paul fights with Lakers’ Rajon Rondo, center obscured, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won, 124-115. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul of the Rockets were suspended without pay Sunday for an on-court fight, with Paul taking the heaviest financial hit.Ingram was suspended four games, Rondo will sit out three games and Paul two games. The NBA handed down the punishments a day after the incident in the fourth quarter at Staples Center.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more


Minister Ally admits to blocking Corriverton flag-raising ceremony

first_img– says its Govt’s way or no way, while denying personally instructing PoliceBy Samuel SukhnandanOne day after the coalition Government was accused of blocking and sabotaging the annual flag-raising ceremony of the Corriverton Town Council, Minister Amna Ally has admitted that she was responsible for causing this event to be cancelled even while preparations were already made.The senior Government Minister told Guyana Times on Sunday that flag-raising ceremonies are national events organised by the Government. She noted that there are also committees set up in the various regions which hold responsibility for planning and executing these events.Social Protection Minister Amna AllyHowever, in making finalising preparations for this event in Corriverton, Ally recalled that she spoke with the town’s Mayor, Krishnand Jaichand, about the order of the programme. She said Jaichand told her that an Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) will deliver the feature address.“I said to him I have no difficulty with the MP speaking at the forum but the Government will be fielding a speaker also who will be Vice President (Khemraj) Ramjattan. He said that they didn’t want Ramjattan there and that the rally will be addressed by the PPP MP,” the Minister recalled.But Ally said she was opposed to the Mayor’s alleged refusal to have the Vice President address the gathering last. As such, the Minister claimed that she made it clear that if the event cannot be addressed by Ramjattan, then it would have to be cancelled and there would be no flag-raising ceremony.The Mayor has insisted that his Town Council had formally invited Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan to deliver remarks at the flag-raising event, but it had not received any response from his office even as the time drew near to confirm the programme and speakers for the event.Corriverton Mayor Krishnand JaichandThe Council then decided to invite Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) MP Adrian Anamayah who happens to be a resident of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) to speak at the event. Jaichand claimed that after the decision was made, Minister Bulkan called and pleaded with him to change the programme to allow the Vice President to be the feature speaker at the event. However, the Town Council refused.The Mayor further alleged that the Springlands Police Station informed the Council that they should not go ahead with the event, as no permission had been granted. He claimed that the Police informed him that they were acting on instructions from “higher up.”Asked whether she instructed the Police to make such a decision, Minister Ally denied this allegation. “I can’t instruct the Police. My understanding from the Police is that they [Town Council] haven’t sought permission. They didn’t do that. And they only acted based on what was presented to them.”While Jaichand has admitted that no permission was sought from the Police, he said this has never caused the POLIce to stop any such events, especially one that has such significance. Ally’s response to that issue was, “Well this is not the PPP Government, this is APNU/AFC Government and things are being done differently. The law requires us to seek permission for public meetings. So to come and tell us that is a whole set of garbage. You can’t break the law and tell us who must be sent to be the speaker.”Questioned further as to whether she thinks her call to the Mayor could be dubbed as interference in the work of a local organ that was elected to serve the people of Corriverton, Ally said it has nothing to do with interference, but simply with the fact that they attempted to break the law. “Why then we had flag raising in New Amsterdam, Linden, and Mabaruma. All of them complied with the law,” she said, adding that if the Mayor has a taped recording of anyone passing instructions he should produce it.A meeting is scheduled to take place today with members of the Corriverton Town Council and it is expected to discuss the issue and to see what action could be taken to prevent a reoccurrence. The Mayor is questioning if Ramjattan was given the opportunity to speak at the event, would the Police have still taken a decision to stop the flag-raising ceremony, even though permission wasn’t sought.Jaichand described the event as a “dark night in the history of Corriverton when the Police and Government attempted to undermine the will of the people and our right to local democracy. In all of our 48 years of hosting flag-raising events, this has never happened. I am not only upset, but I am concerned about the embarrassment that we faced; but the people were on our side.”last_img read more


Bowl for Kids Sake hoping to raise $25,000

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This year’s Bowl for Kids Sake takes place on Sunday in support of Big Brothers and Big Sisters. 29 teams are registered to take part with the door open for other groups to still join.Groups are made of four people and teams wanting to take part need to raise $50 per person prior to the start of the event.Things will start at 1 p.m. at Fort Bowling Lanes with the school challenge. The theme for this year is galactic strike with the teams encouraged to dress in anything space or science fiction related. Dressing up is not required.- Advertisement -The organization is hoping to raise $25,000. $27,000 was raised last year with all of the money brought in staying within the community.last_img


Larry Evans and Karen Simpson File Papers

first_img5 of Fort St. John’s incumbent City Councilors have now filed nomination papers for the November 15th civic election. Incumbents Larry Evans and Karen Simpson both filed their papers today, joining Lori Ackerman, Dan Davies, and Don Irwin who have already filed. That leaves Bruce Christensen as the only current councillor who hasn’t made his intentions clear. Larry Evans topped the polls in the last municipal election, gaining more than 21 hundred votes, which was almost 500 more than the second highest vote getter, Lori Ackerman. Karen Simpson earned the fourth most votes in 2005. Local realtor Trevor Bolin, who was the first person to indicate his intentions to run this past summer, will also be on this year’s council ballot. So will Theresa Mucci-Rodgers, one of the most outspoken critics of council’s handling of this year’s budget process. No candidates have yet filed their papers to run for mayor, though current Mayor Jim Egliski has said he plans to run again. Prospective candidates have until 4pm on October 10th to file their papers at city hall.- Advertisement –last_img read more


Video: How to ruin a team-mate’s goal!

first_imgIn China, Guangzhou Evergrande drew 1-1 with Changchun Yatai, with this goal by Gao Lin chalked off because of team-mate Elkeson.It was not the cleanest of connections but with the ball heading into the goal there was no need for his Brazilian pal to interfere due to him being offside.Everyone, including manager Fabio Cannavaro, thought it was a goal until they realised the idiocy of Elkeson…last_img


Everton 2-1 Man City: Lukaku’s header gives Toffees advantage

first_imgRomelu Lukaku’s header handed Everton the advantage in this semi-final tie as they beat Man City 2-1 at Goodison Park. The Toffees were leading, thanks to Ramiro Funes Mori’s opener shortly before the interval.Jesus Navas put Manuel Pellegrini’s men back on level terms after a pacey counter before Everton provided the ideal response just two minutes later, Romelu Lukaku heading home Gareth Barry’s pinpoint cross. Advantage to Roberto Martinez’s side, but it is far from over yet, with at least 90 minutes left to play in the second leg later this month.Both sides understandably named strong starting elevens for the first leg of this League Cup semi-final clash.The first half was largely uneventful as City dominated the opening stage and Everton grew into the contest before they had two goals disallowed for offside.First John Stones’ strike was ruled out after Gareth Barry was offside, before the former City midfielder squared the ball to the highly-rated England defender.Then Lukaku was clearly offside as Deulofeu put him through in the centre as he poked the ball between Willy Caballero’s legs.Minutes later, the all-important first goal came on the stroke of half-time. As the corner was cleared, Ross Barkley struck with power from 18 yards and the City shot-stopper parried.The Argentinian defender Funes Mori was quickest to react to the loose ball to fire home just his second goal for the Toffees.The second half developed into an exciting, end-to-end contest as Everton searched for a second and City looked to get back on level terms.Muhamed Besic and Gerard Deulofeu were denied by the City goalkeeper Caballero once again, as was Barkley after the England prospect beat two men before surging into the box.Sergio Aguero squandered a big chance – something you do not say very often – as he sliced a shot wide from a central position.Navas was brought down in the box and City appealed for a penalty, with nothing given as Everton countered down the other end and earned a corner.From the resulting set piece, City cleared the ball and quickly charged down field, with Aguero laying a chance on a plate for Navas to fire the Citizens back on level terms.The Spanish winger, who has not showed a prolific goalscoring streak in his time in Manchester, coolly finished past Joel Robles to level Pellegrini’s men.Everton were back in front within minutes as Barry floated a cross over the head of Martin Demichelis, with Lukaku heading home his 19th goal of the campaign.The Belgian soon limped off with an injury and Toffees fans will be hoping their star man is not a long-term absence.The next leg takes place at the Etihad in three weeks’ time, with Liverpool taking a one-goal lead into the other tie as they host Stoke at Anfield. 1 Everton 2-1 Man City: Lukaku’s header gives Toffees advantage in League Cup semi-final last_img read more


Experienced furniture pro opens store

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 restaurant The relationships he built up with manufacturers while working at other companies’ furniture stores let him be aggressive on price, he said. He said his store has something to offer a wide range of customers, looking to furnish a new home, refurnish an old one or just buy a sofa set or a bed for a first apartment. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – After seven years working as a salesman and manager at furniture stores in Lancaster and Palmdale, J.J. Yribe decided it was time to go into business for himself. Yribe’s Furniture Stop opened this month at 44571 Division St. “I’ve been doing this for other companies for a long time. I made a lot of owners a lot of money. It was time to break out,” said Yribe, an Antelope Valley resident for 10 years who also worked locally as a mortgage loan officer and a newspaper advertising representative. The store offers a full line of furnishings, including dining room, bedroom and kitchen sets. The stock leans toward contemporary looks – “good colors, unique pieces,” he said. last_img read more


College seeks approval for solar project

first_imgGLENDALE – In what would be the city’s largest solar-energy project ever, officials want to install panels atop a Glendale Community College parking structure for about $2.8 million. While the solar panels would be tapping the sun’s energy, the college would still pay the regular rate for electricity generated by the alternative system. “The reason the college is doing this is because it’s the right thing to do, not because it’s a financial decision or it’s a practical solution to one of their problems,” City Councilman Ara Najarian said. The City Council is scheduled to vote on the project tonight. The solar-power system would generate 580,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a year, or enough to power 100 to 150 homes, officials said. Glendale gets about 15 percent of its power from renewable resources, and its goal is to increase that to 20 percent by 2017. Work on the parking structure is expected to begin this month and be finished next summer. Other colleges have undertaken bigger solar-panel projects, said Larry Serot, the college’s vice president of administrative services. “(Being) on a hillside, we don’t have much flat space to be able to do that,” he said. “This is what little we can do, and we’re happy to do that.” (818) 546-3304 IF YOU GO: The Glendale City Council will meet at 6 p.m. tonight at City Hall, 613 E. Broadway. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want 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


Freshwater fishing report Oct. 20

first_img Ventura County Lake Casitas Trout season opens Friday, and 20,000 pounds of rainbows, brooks, browns and steelhead in the one to four-pound class will be planted prior to the opener. The lake will be open seven days a week during trout season from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., except Saturdays, when the lake will be open until 11 p.m. Anglers saw continued good catfish action on three to eight-pound cats near the dam, Rocky Point and Santiago Flats with Catmando Bait, mackerel and shrimp. Crappie fishing under a light during the night fishing sessions was excellent on slabs in the half to one-pound class. Best crappie lures were white or glow-color mini-jigs tipped with a mealworm. Bass action is fair in the mornings with spinnerbaits and drop-shot-rigged worms. Santa Barbara County Lake Cachuma Lots of rain up here this week and while no immediate change in the fishing has taken place the cooler water is likely to bring trout shallower. Fish and Game is planting trout which should perk up the bite, but most fish are still being caught in deep water near the dam and in front of Cachuma Bay. Other species still slow. For more info: Lake Cachuma Marina (805) 688-4040. San Diego County Lake Cuyamaca Water temperature has fallen to 55 degrees, which has prompted a catfish bite. The bigger cats to 20 pounds are feeding aggressively in preparation for winter. The crappie bite has finally slowed a bit, however, bullhead are still being taken at will on worms. The lake was planted again with trout last week and anglers trolling any spoon or spinner with Gel Krill on it are catching limits of fish to 1 pounds. Casting lures from shore is also productive. For more info: Lake Cuyamaca (877) 581-9904. Lake Jennings The bass bite was poor this past week, but anglers continue to catch catfish in deep water. Without a boat the catfish are unattainable, however, a boat that can get you in deep water is a sure bet at limits of fish to three pounds. The blue catfish are also becoming active, but few anglers are targeting them. Anglers are mostly fishing mackerel soaked in Nectar. For more info: Lake Jennings (619) 390-1300. Eastern Sierra – Bishop Area Lake Sabrina got hit with up to five inches of snow on Monday, but trout continued to bite. The best action is coming from the inlet on jigs, worms and Power Bait. Anglers are also soaking worms along the rocks and log booms to take limits of fish. Trollers are still picking up trout near the surface. Cooler temperatures in the South Fork and Middle Fork of Bishop Creek haven’t hurt the bite much, but its scared anglers away. Anglers using Balls ‘O Fire salmon eggs and worms are doing well and mostly catching limits. South Lake is fair to good and brown trout are expected to start biting soon. Intake II and North Lake are producing for float tubers and shoreline anglers. For more info: Bishop Creek Lodge (760) 873-4484. Eastern Sierra – Mammoth Area All of the lakes in the Mammoth Lakes Basin remain heavily stocked and continue to kick out easy limits to Power Baiters. The season remains open here through Nov. 15, however, many of the resorts plan to close early so facilities may be limited. The bite on rainbows in Rock Creek and Convict Creek is excellent as Fish and Game continues to planted trout and fewer anglers are fishing for them. Green Label and Orange Deluxe salmon eggs, crickets and worms are best right now. Shore anglers casting Cripplures and Thomas Buoyants at Convict Lake continue to get hit with fish to 5 pounds showing weekly. For more info: Rick’s Sports Center (760) 934-3416. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Oddly enough, the best bite at Casitas has been the catfish bite. Anglers are consistently catching good numbers of big fish. The bite is coming in 20-30 feet of water right outside the weed lines on the west side of the big island, in Deep Cat and the Wadleigh Arm. Fish up to 22 pounds were reported, while one angler caught five fish that registered 87.5 pounds. The trout bite is dead, although a plant of 800 pounds came Tuesday. The small bass are eating plastics and topwater and a few swimbait fish to 8 pounds were checked in. For more info: Lake Casitas Boat Rentals (805) 649-2043. Lake Piru A trout plant this week is expected to improve trout angling from the shore. Anglers soaking dough baits and night crawlers near the marina and snack bar will find limits of trout. The best action continues to come to trollers working the dam and buoy line. Anglers dragging Needlefish are other lightweight spoons are finding consistent action. The bass bite is fair for anglers fishing night crawlers and plastics on long tapered points. For more info: Lake Piru Marina (805) 521-1231. Orange County Irvine Lake center_img Castaic Lake Trout were planted last Wednesday, and while action was good for a few days last week, that bite has died as most of those fish have either been eaten by stripers and largemouth or have moved to deeper water. The trout plant did stir up action on stripers and largemouth for anglers tossing swimbaits and big plugs. Anglers are also catching stripers when trolling Bomber Long As. The largemouth are grabbing night crawlers, topwater lures, spoons and plastics. There is still a chase to catch bass on live shad. For more info: Castaic Landing (661) 775-6232. last_img read more


Concerns over future of certain Irish Water projects in Donegal

first_imgSinn Féin Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has requested a meeting with senior officials from Irish Water over concerns about projects in Donegal.It follows the news of the appointment of administrators to four of its companies by Lagan Construction, who last April, won the contract for works amounting to €3.7 million of the overall €5.8 million Inishowen Regional Water Supply project.The contract won by Lagan Construction, includes the transfer of 1,500m3/day from the Eddie Fullerton Dam into East Inishowen and will necessitate the construction of a pumping station within the existing Eddie Fullerton Dam site, a 6.95km rising main to a new reservoir at Crockaveeny and 4.5km of distribution main. Senator Mac Lochlainn said “It is particularly important to the community in Greencastle in that it will provide a secure and safe supply of water to them following their real concerns about the high levels of THMs in their water supply”.He continued “This essential project has already faced delays and while Irish Water have given public assurances following the placing into administration of the four companies at Lagan Construction, it is vital that senior officials with Irish Water meet with me and other local public representatives as soon as possible to outline how they intend to ensure that these works are carried out by the end of this year, as promised.“I understand that Lagan Water, who won this major contract, is one of the companies that have gone into administration, therefore Irish Water must appreciate the concerns of the community in North East Inishowen and the local public representatives”.Concerns over future of certain Irish Water projects in Donegal was last modified: March 2nd, 2018 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:donegalInishowenIrish WaterSenator Padraig Mac Lochlainnlast_img read more