Top-50 Rays the standard

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER A DANDY line-up is coming together for the Stingrays ahead of their 2015 TAC Cup season. Craig…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Nelson Figure Skating Club hosts Invitational

first_imgThe weekend begins Friday from 3-9 p.m. with Interpretive and Free Skate Events.Saturday, competition runs all day with the finale of Dance Solo Events set for Sunday from 8-11:35 a.m. The region’s best young figure skaters will take to the ice this weekend at the NDCC Arena for the West Kootenay Invitational Figure Skating Compeition.Hosted by the Nelson Figure Skating Club (NFSC), the three-day event showcases skaters from across a range of categories from Elements to Pairs to the crowd-pleasing Interpretive programs.last_img read more

Baghdatis through to next round of the US Open, heat the winner on day 2

first_imgCyprus’ Marcos Baghdatis is through to the next round of the US Open after his opponent, the Russian Youzhny, withdrew with the Cypriot leading by 2 sets to 1 and 3-1 in the fourth set. Mikhail Youzhny was forced to leave the court after the searing heat got the better of him. He was escorted off the by his trainer suffering from cramps and unable to flex his left knee.Baghdatis will now face the Frenchman Lucas Pouille who defeated the German Yannick Maden by 3-0 in the first round.last_img

Tatum hits go-ahead shot as Celtics edge Fultz, 76ers

first_imgLSU title parade draws massive crowds New York, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Dallas, Indiana and Miami were in action in Orlando on Monday. Boston, Philadelphia, Utah and San Antonio got going in Salt Lake City later on Monday.A look at some of the notable action:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’___DAZZLING DEBUT Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation “He kind of has this old soul,” Celtics coach Jerome Allen said. “This pro-like approach, doesn’t get rattled, doesn’t show a lot of emotions. Just kind of plays at his pace like he’s been here before.“We can say it’s only Summer League, but he just made plays.”While all eyes were on the two rookies, 2016 No. 3 overall pick Jaylen Brown was hands down the best player on the floor and looked like he had no business playing Summer League games. He finished with 29 points.Brown has taken Tatum under his wing since he joined the team.“Jaylen can help him with a lot of things,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “They’ve been in the gym a lot together. They’ve been working out together. I know Jaylen’s picked him up and taken him to the practice facility a few times.”___LEAF EXCELSIndiana Pacers first-round draft pick T. J. Leaf showed that his impressive debut wasn’t a fluke by following that performance up with an even better second game in Orlando.Leaf improved on Sunday’s 12-point debut by scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to help lead the Pacers to an 86-83 win over Miami to move them to 3-0. The 6-foot-10 forward from UCLA, who missed the Summer League opener on Saturday to attend a family wedding, showed some versatility with scoring on the perimeter and in the paint while converting 9 of 17 from the field in 28 minutes.Joe Young finished with 17 points and six assists, while Jarnell Stokes added 14 points and Chris Johnson contributed 12. MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ No other lottery pick from the 2014 or 2015 is playing in Orlando or Salt Lake City.Exum certainly stood out in the first half with strong drives to the basket and decisive offense. He looked quick and confident, but faded into the pack as the game went on. Exum finished with 23 points, six rebounds and five assists.Jensen said Exum played well for the most part, but there were times where he disappeared and struggled to play through fatigue.“Sometimes I kind of took that step back and wasn’t thinking at that moment,” Exum said. “I just need to make sure I focus 100 percent of the time I’m on the court.”PRIDE OF LOUISVILLEDonovan Mitchell, the No. 13 pick of the draft, showed explosive athletic ability. He was quick enough to get to the rim and even knocked down three 3-pointers, which was not his strong suit in college. Mitchell finished with 22 points on 10-for-17 shooting, five assists, three steals and two rebounds.The Jazz traded the No. 24 pick and former lottery pick Trey Lyles for the Louisville guard.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Miami’s first-round pick Bam Adebayo led all scorers with 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in nearly 32 minutes.___COMEBACK MAVSThe Dallas Mavericks found themselves quickly in a 17-point hole against Orlando during Monday’s game.They recovered in the second quarter and then separated in the third on the way to an 86-76 win. Dallas improved to 2-0.Guard Dwight Buycks led the Mavericks with 20 points, while forward Brandon Paul added 18.No. 6 overall pick Jonathan Isaac had eight points in the first quarter but hurt his hip on a collision in the second and didn’t return in the second half.Point guard Marcus Georges-Hunt, who was called up from the D-League by the Magic in April, contributed 20 points but he had little help.___NTILIKINA UPDATE Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Trump invites Duterte again to visit US – this time for March summit LATEST STORIES PBA D-League: AMA ekes out thrilling first win, trips Gamboacenter_img Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (11) lays the ball in as Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz (7) defends during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 3, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)ORLANDO, Fla.— Boston’s Jayson Tatum opened the Utah Summer League and his pro career with a go-ahead basket to beat No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz and Philadelphia.The game in Salt Lake City was the most anticipated contest thus far, as summer play heated up Monday with the Orlando Pro Summer League entering its third day and the Utah Summer League tipping getting started. The 24-team NBA Summer League in Las Vegas starts on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Tatum’s jumper and the Celtics’ ensuing stop of Fultz gave Boston an 89-88 victory.Fultz played well on both ends of the floor and showed why the 76ers took him with the top pick they acquired from Boston. Fultz finished with three blocks, including a weakside swat of Kadeem Allen that had the crowd gasping. He had 17 points on 6-for-16 shooting, including two 3-pointers.“People have big expectations but, to me, it was just another day to play basketball and do what I love,” Fultz said. “I love chasing down blocks and blocking shots. On defense I’m always going to give effort on both ends of the floor. That’s one thing that goes unnoticed is just how hard I play on both ends. I’m a great shot-blocking point guard.”Tatum was not overshadowed as the 6-foot-8, 208-pounder showed the versatility he’s known for and knocked down a pull-up jumper with 5.7 seconds left. Fultz’s shot was blocked on the other end to end the game.Tatum, the No. 3 pick, may have had the most awe-inspiring play of the night with a thundering, one-hand tomahawk dunk on Kaleb Tarczewski. He posted 21 points, seven rebounds, three assists and five steals.ADVERTISEMENT Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina has missed the first three games with a knee injury.It’s unclear whether the No. 8 overall pick will participate in Summer League play. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek did not talk to reporters following the game.New York dropped to 0-3 after Monday’s 99-87 loss to Oklahoma City.___HAYWARD CHANTSChants of “Gordon Hayward!” broke out in the stands early in Salt Lake City, confirming that minds are on the Jazz All-Star. Hayward, an unrestricted free agent, met with the Jazz in San Diego on Monday, the Celtics on Sunday and the Heat on Saturday. Celtics president Danny Angie and Stevens were both in Salt Lake City to watch Summer League.Hayward is one of the marquee names in free agency this year and is expected to command a maximum contract.___EX(UM) GONNA GIVE IT TO YAJazz Summer League coach Alex Jensen said Dante Exum needs to be heads and shoulders above the competition during the session as he enters his fourth year in the league. The 2014 No. 5 overall pick has yet to find his groove in the NBA, partially due to a torn ACL that cost him all of 2015-16. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Sarangani joins MPBL

first_imgDuterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Muguruza, Stephens post straight-set wins at French Open NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ “I think this is the first time that Sarangani will be represented,” said Dutaro during the signing of the agreement at the Roadhauz Hotel in General Santos City.“One reason why we’re giving importance to the LGU is because it’s our way to promote the province or city…The whole Philippines will see that Sarangani has game and what kind of province it is,” said Duremdes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSarangani became the third expansion team in two months after the Albay Volcanoes and Mindoro Tamaraws.The new season of the MPBL opens June 12. Benefits of township living MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MANILA, Philippines—The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League welcomed its newest member with Sarangani being the latest expansion team.Team owner Pastor Joel Dutaro made Sarangani’s MPBL entry official by signing the contract with MPBL commissioner Kenneth Duremdes, operations head Zaldy Realubit and assistant commissioner Satar Macantal.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer View commentslast_img read more

CN Sharma’s carnal knowledge case listed for hearing

first_imgCN SharmaApril Criminal Assizes Carnal knowledge-accused Chandra Narine Sharma, owner of CNS Channel 6, is likely to face trial in the April Criminal Assizes in Demerara.Sharma is facing an indictable charge for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl in 2010. After undergoing a Preliminary Inquiry (PI), which faced several delays, the businessman was committed to stand trial back in May 2013, after the presiding Magistrate Sueanna Lovell found that a prima facie case was made out against the popular television owner and talk show host.However, the matter is yet to be called up at the High Court.The April 2016 session commenced on Tuesday with a total of 163 cases listed to be heard. Justices Navindra Singh, Jo-Ann Barlow and Priya Sewnarine-Beharry are presiding over the Assizes.Sharma’s case is listed for hearing by Justice Barlow’s; however, it is unclear whether the matter will be tried in this session.In April 2010, then Chief Magistrate Melissa Ogle-Robertson had remanded Sharma to prison when he made his first appearance in court on the charge. It was a scene of high drama, with Sharma collapsing in front of the media cameras as he made his way out of the prisoners’ chute.He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he regained consciousness shortly after the incident. He was later granted bail in the sum of $2 million.In a sworn affidavit, the 13-year-old girl alleged that Sharma had been sexually molesting her and her sisters, with the consent of their mother. The girl said the abuse only stopped when she refused to return to her mother’s home.In the affidavit, the girl also alleged that Sharma molested her two older sisters and two younger ones (who were nine and five years old respectively at the time). The girl had also claimed that she would receive $2000 weekly from Sharma. The child also stated that she was afraid of Sharma.The entire court proceedings at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts were held in camera away from the public eye.Sharma is also the leader of the Justice For All Party (JFA), which is part of the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) coalition.last_img read more

City Council to support IMAGINE grant application

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Council will be supporting an application for the IMAGINE grant for Fort St. John.Council voted that the Mayor and the Director of Legislative and Administrative Services submit an application for Northern Health’s IMAGINE Community Grant funding in the amount of $5,000.00 in support of the City of Fort St John’s Winter Activity Planning Initiatives.Council will also provide a letter of support.- Advertisement -The City outlined what they would do with the funds if awarded a grant.“If awarded Imagine Grant funding, goals are to bolster winter programming such outdoor rink activities, snowshoeing, X-country skiing, nature walks, and community participation at the High On Ice winter festival. Funds will enable the City to offer low cost or free activities and encourage residents to get outside and be physically active.”They added that Fort St. John experiences winter conditions for 6+ months a year, making the need for more physical activity accessible.Advertisementlast_img read more

Datebook

first_imgTHURSDAY Clown show “Epoxy Unglued,” 10:30 a.m., Northridge Fashion Center, NFC Cafes Food Court, 9301 Tampa Ave., Northridge. Free. Call (818) 701-7051. Cancer Survivor Day with Vince Papale, 11:45 a.m., Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Main Auditorium, 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale. Free. Call to reserve your space: (818) 409-8100. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. 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

State officials defer Delgadillo probe

first_img• PDF: District Attorney’s Office • PDF: State Bar of California LOS ANGELES – State law enforcement officials said Friday they will hold off any criminal probe into Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo until the city’s Ethics Commission has completed its investigation. The move comes despite the fact that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has forwarded at least one complaint to state Attorney General Jerry Brown and asked Brown’s office to take the lead on any criminal inquiry into Delgadillo. “At this point we’re not involved,” said Gareth Lacey, a spokesman for Brown. “The Los Angeles Ethics Commission is looking into the case. And when they are done, then we will decide where to go.” Delgadillo’s conduct has been under public scrutiny following his admission that he allowed his wife Michelle to drive a city-owned vehicle although she was unlicensed. Two weeks ago, Delgadillo acknowledged city funds paid for about $1,200 in damage his wife caused in an accident while driving a city-owned GMC Yukon. Delgadillo has since reimbursed the city. The Ethics Commission, charged with looking into violations of Los Angeles’ municipal code, has no ability to prosecute criminal complaints. It can levy fines for violations of campaign laws and city ethics code. Ethics Commission spokesman David Tristan said Friday he could neither confirm nor deny the commission has begun an investigation. The state’s Fair Political Practices Committee said Friday it had received no complaints about Delgadillo. “There’s nothing in the system,” FPPC spokesman Roman Proter said. “But, that doesn’t rule out something sitting on somebody’s desk somewhere that hasn’t been entered in the system yet.” Delgadillo spokesman Frank Mateljian said the city attorney’s office will work with any investigative agency. “We are fully ready and willing to cooperate with any agency that questions us,” Mateljian said. “But so far no one has asked anything.” In a June 21 letter to Attorney General Brown, a county District Attorney’s Office official asked the state to take the lead in any criminal investigation of Delgadillo. “The (DA’s) Office has received a number of recent public inquiries relative to the possible criminal investigation of reported activities of … Delgadillo,” wrote John K. Spillane, chief deputy DA. “Because (Delgadillo) has expressed an interest in running for this office next year, any comment by (DA Steve Cooley) would be inappropriate,” Spillane continued. “For the same reason, any investigative or prosecutorial action by this office could be seen as a conflict.” Meanwhile, the California Bar Association has also closed its probe into a complaint brought by Whittier attorney Alan Wilkinson, officials said Friday. State officials did promise to monitor the case in the media, according to a letter written to Wilkinson by Nancy J. Watson, the association’s assistant chief trial counsel. “The State Bar monitors allegations of attorney misconduct in the press,” Watson wrote, “particularly those receiving extensive press coverage by major news outlets.” Delgadillo has been scrutinized by the Ethics Commission in the past. In June he was fined $11,450 for failing to itemize campaign expenses and for spending money for consultants without disclosing the expenses. Because of his wife’s misadventure in a city-owned vehicle, and subsequent use of city funds to pay for repairs, Delgadillo could be charged with misappropriation of public funds, a source familiar with the allegations said. A similar case involving former Baldwin Park City Councilman Bill Van Cleave is scheduled to go to trial Aug. 16. Van Cleave is accused of running up $1,600 in charges with a city credit card to pay for gasoline, car rentals and miscellaneous personal purchases, according to David Demerjian, head of the DA’s Public Integrity Division. If convicted, Van Cleave could do state prison time, officials said. Activist Andrew Aherling, who has campaigned for Delgadillo’s recall and the recall of Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, called the decision by county and state authorities to defer their criminal investigations to the city Ethics Commission “laughable.” “The DA was elected to prosecute people who are alleged to have broken the laws,” Aherling said. “It’s administrative task not a political one. That goes for the attorney general too. All the hesitancy reflects the state of party politics in the state. “No Democrats are going to go after Democrats,” he continued. “The Republicans are just too weak to do anything.” frank.girardot@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2717 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