Revamped Pacers rely on new faces to cut down Nets

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson D’Angelo Russell scored 30 points in his Nets debut but backcourt mate Jeremy Lin limped to the locker room with an injury midway through the fourth quarter. Trevor Booker finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Nets from losing a franchise-record fifth consecutive season opener.Despite having chances to take control, neither could.Brooklyn led 30-29 after one quarter, the Pacers took a 65-63 halftime lead and then used a 10-0 third-quarter run to build a 75-65 lead. Brooklyn never led again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut the Nets charged back in the final minutes, trimming a 10-point deficit to 130-126 before the Pacers finally managed to close it out.TIP-INSNets: Have lost all six road openers since moving to Brooklyn. … The Nets are 3-3 all-time against Indiana in season openers, the opponent they have played most frequently on opening night. … Brooklyn put Timofey Mozgov and Lin in the starting lineup Wednesday, marking the first time in franchise history that more than one undrafted player started a season opener. … Brooklyn was 29 of 32 from the free-throw line. … Lin had 18 points, while Allen Crabbe and Caris LeVert each finished with 12. Pacers: Won their fourth straight game against Brooklyn. … Indiana has won six of its last seven season openers and seven of its last eight home openers. … Bojan Bogdanovic scored 14 points against his former team. … Lance Stephenson and Domantas Sabonis each scored 16 points off the bench. … Oladipo also had four steals. … It’s only the third time since 2000 that Indiana has scored 140 or more points.UP NEXTNets: Host Orlando in home opener on Saturday.Pacers: Host Portland on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 Rockets’ Chris Paul still dealing with bruised left knee View comments MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers dribbles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on October 18, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPINDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo scored 22 points in his Indiana debut, Darren Collison added 21 points and 11 assists in his return to Indianapolis, and the Pacers held off the Brooklyn Nets 140-131 on Wednesday night in their season opener.Eight players scored in double figures as the Pacers, in their first game since trading All-Star Paul George, produced their highest point total since a 144-point game against Denver on Nov. 9, 2010. Myles Turner had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Thaddeus Young added 17 points and 11 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Anthony Davis remains in trade limbo; Harrison Barnes to Sacramento

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis laughs as he walks on the court before an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)MIAMI— Anthony Davis is still a member of the New Orleans Pelicans.By 3 p.m. Thursday, that may change.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trump lashes out as impeachment trial is in limbo PLAY LIST 02:26Trump lashes out as impeachment trial is in limbo01:08DOT assures PH ‘very safe’ for tourists amid alleged abduction in Makati00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img Davis remained in place Wednesday, though the run-up to the NBA’s annual trade deadline picked up steam in plenty of other locales around the league — including Dallas, where the Mavericks took Harrison Barnes out of their win over Charlotte in the third quarter because he’s about to get moved to Sacramento, according to two people familiar with the negotiations there.“I got word of it during the game,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsTobias Harris going to Philadelphia from the Los Angeles Clippers as the centerpiece of a six-person, four-draft-pick swap was the first notable deal of Trade Deadline Eve. Later, Chicago agreed to acquire Otto Porter Jr. from Washington for Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis. The Mavs and Kings agreed to swap Barnes for Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson, and as the day was winding down the Wizards struck again — this time sending Markieff Morris to New Orleans for Wesley Johnson.The Mavs-Kings and Wizards-Pelicans deals were confirmed to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity by people directly involved in the negotiations, all speaking on condition of anonymity pending the mandatory NBA trade calls to make the deals official. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I mean, obviously, it’s on everyone’s mind,” Gentry said. “But we just try to put it on the back burner and focus on the task at hand and that’s playing the Chicago Bulls. Not anything we can do about it. … I think everything kind of clears up after (Thursday), at least for a while. And you can go back to I guess normal, or whatever our new normal is going to be.”In other trades Wednesday:— A person familiar with the terms said NBA-leading Milwaukee was sending center Thon Maker to the Detroit Pistons for forward Stanley Johnson. Both were lottery picks, Johnson in 2015 and Maker a year later. That trade was also pending the NBA reviewing the financial terms and approving, which is required for any deal to become final.— The Los Angeles Lakers — one of the teams known to want Davis — made another deal, getting Reggie Bullock from the Detroit Pistons for rookie guard Svi Mykhailiuk. Bullock is a shooter, and Lakers star LeBron James loves surrounding himself with those. Bullock is making nearly 39 percent of his 3-point tries this season. Mykhailiuk has averaged 3.3 points in 39 appearances.— Philadelphia swung a deal with Toronto, getting Malachi Richardson and some draft considerations for cash. Richardson appeared in 23 games during two seasons with the Raptors.— Two people with knowledge of the deal say Houston, Sacramento and Cleveland are finishing a trade that will most notably send Iman Shumpert from the Kings to the Rockets. Houston is sending Brandon Knight and Marquese Chriss to the Cavaliers. Alec Burks — now traded for the second time this season, after starting the year in Utah — will go from the Cavaliers to the Kings, when the league signs off on the necessary matters.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott went to the 76ers, while Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala and Landry Shamet went to the Clippers. Philadelphia — with an eye on moving way up from the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference — also gave up a protected 2020 first-round pick, a 2021 first-rounder that was once owned by Miami, and second-rounders in 2021 and 2023 through Detroit.“We are in the unique position to contend now and we think this trade positions us well for the postseason,” 76ers general manager Elton Brand said.Porter will be headed to Chicago, with the Wizards taking back Parker and Portis. Parker has been bracing for a trade, and moving Porter is a financial win if nothing else for Washington. So is the move that sends Morris to the Pelicans, one that should get the Wizards out of having to pay anything in luxury tax this season.Another deal with tax ramifications was worked out between Miami and Phoenix. The Heat sent Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington to the Suns for Ryan Anderson, helping alleviate the logjam of guards that Miami coach Erik Spoelstra has been dealing with all season — plus considerably lowering the Heat’s expected luxury tax bill. It’s likely that Ellington will be a buyout candidate, and therefore would be able to pick his own spot to finish the season.“This business is tough but this kid is tougher,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade wrote on Twitter, talking about Johnson. And later, he told Ellington he has “a brother for life.”Meanwhile, Davis remained in place and out of uniform.The Pelicans haven’t played him since he and agent Rich Paul went public last week with their trade request, and decided not to play the six-time All-Star in Chicago on Wednesday either. The reasons for that were obvious; in case a deal can be made, it’s not worth it for the Pelicans to risk an injury.“It’s going to eventually get resolved,” Gentry said.There will be resolution — maybe just partial resolution, but resolution nonetheless — when the deadline arrives Thursday afternoon. Davis is still under contract for next season, so the Pelicans are in a slippery spot where they don’t need to deal their best player now for fear of losing him in July for nothing but also know that he doesn’t want to remain in New Orleans.If the Pelicans don’t trade Davis by Thursday, they’ll almost certainly be back in the depths of trade talks in June and July — draft time and free agency. “Part of the business,” New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said.And business, on Wednesday, was busy — as expected.The Dallas-Sacramento deal will be significant for both sides.The Kings are trying to get into the Western Conference playoffs, and now can add Barnes to their promising young core. Barnes has a $25.1 million player option for next season. Meanwhile, Dallas — which got Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. from New York last week in a massive deal — will have tons of salary-cap space to spend in the coming months as it looks to add more pieces around Luka Doncic.“Things are going to look different on the court,” said Carlisle, who wished Barnes well and told him after Dallas’ game that he believes the Sacramento deal is a good situation for him.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FIFA president Gianni Infantino is only candidate for electionlast_img read more

Legislature Bans Hunting, for Now…

first_imgDays following the unanimous vote by Senators to call on President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf  to declare a state of emergency and close borders with neighboring countries, the House and Senate appear to have settled on another means of containing the deadly Ebola virus at a local level.An authoritative source within the leadership of the two Houses told our legislative reporter Thursday, April 3, that after almost two hours of joint leadership discussion, the two houses agreed that a moratorium be placed on all hunting activities until the country is free of the Ebola virus.Among other decisions taken by the Legislators during a closed-door meeting, was one that could bid (ask) school authorities declare an early Easter break for all schools in the country—a decision, apparently prompted by steps some families have already begun taking. Such a measure is considered questionable (problematic, doubtful) by some; “a rather alarmist (panicky, historical) way of trying to keep children out of harm’s way,” they volunteered.One knowledgeable observer agreed: he pointed out that—though deadly when contracted—it is easier to get run over by a bus, than to contract a communicable virus such as HIV or Ebola.Due to the seriousness the Legislature attaches to the fight to contain the Ebola virus, our source said that the body might close sessions, beginning next Tuesday.  “The decision to close proceedings at the Capitol Building is seen as a way to help us adequately disseminate information on the outbreak and prevention of the deadly disease; at the same time, we will continue to work with the relevant agencies of government to combat the contagion,”(contamination, infection) the source declared.The outcome of the Joint Sessions’ powwow (meeting) was not discussed in plenary; instead, it was taken to an executive session (closed door).  Despite the two bodies’ decision to call on President Sirleaf to state-of-emergency and close Liberia’s borders,  a US$1.2 million budget is now before that body, to help rein in (harness, bring under control) the deadly virus.According to a news source, seven persons have been confirmed as carrying the virus. They have been placed in quarantine (putting infected people away by themselves); however, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare source did not name the community hosting the seven.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Police Dir. Warns against Bribery

first_imgThe Director of the Liberia National Police (LNP), Col. C. Chris Massaquoi, has warned officers against accepting bribes in order to cover up violations.Director Massaquoi also warned the general public of giving bribes to the officers and said that they are equally guilty as the officers who take the bribes.According to Dir. Massaquoi, this has the propensity to undermine the security of the state.Speaking at the 42nd graduation exercise on Saturday May 17, at the National Police Training Academy in Paynesville, the Police boss told the graduates that the police work is not the place where one goes to get rich but to protect lives and properties.    Mr. Massaquoi stressed that he will continue to behave as a no-nonsense police director in ensuring that all officers are providing the right services to the people of Liberia and will also have special officers to arrest those that are in the hobby of accepting bribes.The police boss, Col. Massaquoi, call on the graduates to up hold the good conduct of police and their character and desist from taking bribes while serving the people and the country. He called on the public to report misconduct of police officers with assurance of investigation into the matter.“I want to re-emphasize that we will deal with anyone found in misconduct and bribery including the general public that are usually found giving bribe to officer,” he warned.He told the graduates that anyone of them caught accepting bribe will be immediately dismissed from the LNP and forwarded for prosecution.Dir. Massaquoi also used the occasion to extend thanks and appreciations to friends, relatives and family members for their support and allowing them to chose the noble profession to serve their people and the country.At the program, the UNPOL Commission, Mr. Gregory Hinds, also urged the graduates to see the profession as a noble one to provide security for lives and properties. Officer Hinds told them that by reducing crime in the country, would earn bring them trust from the public.He stressed the need for police officers to always be effective and efficient to move and perform the necessary service with honor and order and called on them to continue to provide the rights service to the people of Liberia as they have chosen the profession to serve their nation. According to the Commission of Police, it is important to enhance police services to enable them protect lives and property and build the trust and commitment as well as exercise restraints in executing the order of LNP.The Commandant for training and man power development at the National Police Training Academy (NPTA), J. Titus Kimba, urged the graduates to respect human rights as they discharge their duty.According to Commandant Kimba, 303 people were recruited in January and February of last year to be trained, but a total of 14 were dismissed due to misconduct, and other crime including illegal possession of marijuana, cheating, academy failure, and theft of property after due process.Giving the statistics of the graduates, Officer Kimba said, “67 of the graduates are from Lofa, 44 from Nimba, 17 from Grand Cape Mount County, 17 from Maryland, 17 from Montserrado County, 17 from Bong  County, 7 from Margibi County and others with Rivercess County been the least of one person.”The Minister of Finance, Mr. Amara M. Konneh, who gave the keynote address, said the LNP, is faced with a constraint of logistics and security but assured them of government’s commitment in trying to solve the problems.The Minister said they would make sure that the welfare of the senior officers are well taken care of and give good salary to those assign in the rural areas as a way of motivating officers to serve their country and the people.The Finance Minister explained that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has decided to make the security sector a priority.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rising Exchange Rate, Swelling Petroleum Price

first_imgThe rising exchange rate between the Liberian and United States (US) dollars has created a new dilemma for the economy as petroleum price takes an upward trend. The pump price of gasoline jumped to L$385 on Tuesday, up from L$360 on the previous day. The rising fuel price comes amid rapid depreciation of the Liberian dollar against the US dollar, our business desk finds. The exchange rate currently stands at L$88.5 to US$1 with some Forex Bureaus buying a US$ for L$90. On Monday, the two currencies traded at L$88 to US$1, but there was strong indication that the Liberian dollar would have subsequently depreciated.The interplay on the money market on Tuesday forced a rapid increase in petroleum prices and subsequently transportation fares by drivers across Monrovia. The Government of Liberia (GOL) has repeatedly said that it has no direct control over the foreign exchange market as it is influenced by the market forces of supply and demand. The GOL recently warned that setting the rate would create a ‘black market’ which could further create chaos in the economy. Liberia is a free enterprise economy which is mostly controlled by the private sector.But many Liberians believe that the government has a major role to play in ensuring price stability including properly regulating the market.They strongly believe that failure on the part of the government would lead to the imposition of additional costs on the population, which they warned, would undermine the gains by the vary government. Some economists, however, warn against interference by the government. Amidst this debate, the prices of key commodities, mainly petroleum, have begun to rise. The hike in petroleum price directly affected fares as commercial taxi cab drivers were charging up to L$90 from central Monrovia to Paynesville Red-light. Bus fare also rose from L$35 to L$50 with some buses charging up to L$75. Previously, the fare in taxi cab from central Monrovia to Red-light was L$60, while bus fare was L$35 per person. Fares were also increased for other destinations of the city. Commuters reported L$5 increase from central Monrovia to Airfield Matadi, from L$35 previously to L$40 per person. When asked Tuesday, May 06, a taxi cab driver directly attributed the increment to the increase in the pump price of gasoline.“Gasoline price has been increased abruptly,” this taxi cab driver said on condition of anonymity. “We are forced to also increase fare,” he added. This elderly cab driver jokingly sang “when you’re up, you’re; so everything is up.” This song was a popular song sung by supporters of the ruling Unity Party (UP) during the 2011 general and presidential elections.This driver, however, clarified that his intention was not to mock the ruling party, but noted that things are really tough. “We are not happy to increase fare, but we can’t also operate at loss,” he said. Some of the commuters spoken with expressed dismay over the rising fares and called on the government to intervene. “Things are very tough on the ground. Everybody knows how tough it is to make living in Liberia and so I want the government to come in at this time and save the day,” said Madam Estella Benson. Madam Benson, who lives in the Airfield area, stressed the need for strong GOL action in dealing with the situation on the market. “If they sit and do nothing, we will definitely perish,” she said.To further exacerbate the transport problem, most of the GOL-owned public transport buses managed by the National Transit Authority (NTA) are missing from the streets.Our business desk was told yesterday that most of the buses are down due to maintenance problem. Though our could get a word from the NTA up to press time, GOL sources confirmed that only few of the buses are in the traffic in Monrovia.“Some of the buses are directly assigned to run between Monrovia and Buchanan as well as Monrovia to Gbarnga and Monrovia to Tubmanburg and Bo Waterside,” this source said. When running Monrovia, NTA buses charged L$15.00 per person for any distance.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Israel Seeks AU Observer Status

first_imgIsraeli President Reuren Rivlin has asked Liberia, through President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who is currently on a state visit to Israel, to see whether she could influence her colleagues in the African Union (AU) to grant Israel an observer status at the continental body. A report in the Jerusalem Post quoted President Sirleaf as saying that many African countries “have friends on both sides, and we have relationships on both sides,” referring to the Palestinian – Israeli conflict. She, however, pledged Liberia’s support, saying if there is a way to help, she would do so.“One of the things we all say is that we need peace in the world,” President Sirleaf told her Israeli counterpart.Liberia, along with other African countries, severed relations with the State of Israel in 1973 in the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War. The Yom Kippur War (also known as the Ramadan War and the October War) was a war between Israel and a group of Arab countries led by Egypt and Syria. The war took place from October 6-24, 1973. The war began on the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur in 1973, which corresponds with the Muslim month of Ramadan. The attack by Egypt and Syria was a surprise to Israel. Egypt’s army entered the Sinai Peninsula, and Syria’s army entered the Golan Heights.Although Liberia renewed its relationship with Israel in August 1983, the Liberian civil war of 1990 caused Israel to close its embassy in Monrovia. However, relations were upgraded following President Sirleaf’s election in 2006. During her visit recently, President Sirleaf commented on religious fundamentalism that is now plaguing the world, and informed the Israeli President that West Africa has been hit by terrorism, instigated by Muslim fundamentalists. “This kind of penetration by terrorists can undermine the peace we have had; and Liberia can benefit in this regard from any additional knowledge and intelligence that Israel has to offer,” she added.President Sirleaf previously visited Israel in 2007, and was in the country Tuesday to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Haifa.According to a report by the Jerusalem Post, the two leaders discussed the long friendship between their countries, with President Sirleaf commenting that the relationship goes back to Israel’s very beginnings as a state. Liberia voted in favor of the partition of Palestine in the United Nations vote taken on November 29, 1947. The report described President Sirleaf as soft spoken and an extraordinarily influential woman, who has spent a couple of spells in prison on political grounds and who has served in senior positions at the United Nations, the World Bank and other prestigious financial institutions.“Her role models used to be powerful women such as Margaret Thatcher and Indira Gandhi, in whose footsteps she followed until she ran into Nelson Mandela,” the newspaper wrote about President Sirleaf’s past struggles for justice and democracy in Liberia.With reference to Nelson Mandela, President Sirleaf said, “He made us more conscious of humanity. We have tried to bring back some of the freedoms lost during years of militancy and conflict.”The paper made further reference to the Ebola crisis, and noted that Ebola was more than a health crisis for Liberia. It also affected the country’s economy. Many investors left the country and it is now going through a period of re-growth.“Similarly, during the years of conflict as well as the health crisis the educated class left the country, and Liberia is now in the process of rebuilding its education system,” the newspaper reported.“The challenges are many, but we continue to be resilient,” Madam Sirleaf was quoted as saying.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bruins enjoy seed

first_imgOf those three teams – Oregon, Stanford and Washington – the Bruins could face two of them en route to a possible championship repeat. Fourth-seed Oregon plays fifth-seeded Arizona in Thursday’s first game, with the winner meeting the winner of the UCLA-Cal/Oregon State game. Stanford and Washington are on the other side of the bracket, meaning UCLA could only face those schools in the title game. The Huskies provide UCLA’s most recent motivation. The Bruins dropped a 61-51, uninspiring decision at Washington on Saturday in what was UCLA’s worst effort of the season. “I think it was an eye-opener,” UCLA wing Josh Shipp said. “We had a team meeting. I think we regrouped and we’ll be ready. We watched the film and we talked. The film was great. It was rough.” of the Pacific-10 Conference tournament Collison’s slump: UCLA point guard Darren Collison was working on his shot during an individual workout before Tuesday’s practice, trying to shake loose from a season-ending slump that ended with Saturday’s 2-for-15 effort at Washington. Collison is shooting 27.5 percent (11 for 40) in his past four games. Before that, he was shooting 54.3 percent from the field. The slump began after perhaps his best game of the season, in which he scored 17 points and had 15 assists at Arizona. Two years ago, UCLA and was gone before the first day was over. Last season, a late-jelling UCLA team rolled into the Pac-10 Tournament, then steamrolled its opponents en route to the title. Now, having entered the season as the hunted only to emerge as the league’s regular-season champion, the top-seeded Bruins open play Thursday against either No.8-seed California or No.9-seed Oregon State (they play tonight) in an ideal position. “You gotta love it because that’s the best position for you,” UCLA junior guard and Pac-10 Player of the Year Arron Afflalo said. “In my eyes, it gives us the inner confidence that we are the best. We did win this conference outright, well- deservingly, and not to be cocky, but to be confident, and how to straddle that line, and understand that if we don’t come to play, with that type of bull’s-eye, we’ll be beat. “There’s three teams in this conference that beat us this year, so we’re beatable.” center_img “I think he’s been taking pretty good shots,” Howland said. “I think a lot of it was, coming back from Arizona and having a lot of attention, and maybe getting a little bit caught up in that.” Aboya ready: Bruins reserve center/power forward Alfred Aboya went through most of practice Tuesday and said afterward he would be ready to play in the Pac-10 Tournament. Aboya missed the loss at Washington with a bruised knee. “I’m playing,” Aboya said. “There’s no pain at all, but it’s still a concern mentally.” Increased expectations: When Afflalo, Shipp and Lorenzo Mata were freshman, the Bruins bowed out of the Pac-10 tournament in the first round, and it didn’t come that unexpectedly. “The expectation of winning is far and beyond what it was two years ago as an incoming freshman, and that’s a good thing,” Afflalo said. “That’s the way it should be. John Wooden created something spectacular around here, and it’s good that it’s starting to live on once again.” (818) 713-3607 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 offers Net catalog of archives

first_imgBowen took office in January. Others in the office have been working on the project for several years, with advice from archivists and information specialists. SACRAMENTO – A catalog of the collections in the California State Archives is now available online – a boon to those researching the state’s history. It describes documents from the Legislature and executive agencies, including maps, videotapes and photographs, and actions in the state Court of Appeal and state Supreme Court cases. The actual documents – about 232 million pages – have not been electronically copied. The computerized system is dubbed Minerva, after the Roman goddess of wisdom who is featured on the official California State Seal, and can be accessed at It replaces the state’s paper-based method of keeping records. In a written statement, Secretary of State Debra Bowen called the system a “gold mine for historians, journalists, students and anyone else who just loves California history.” 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

Win $100K in the On the Rock Pick 6 Contest

first_imgNot only could you win $100,000, you could also win a trip for two from Air Canada to see George Strait live in Dallas Texas for the final show of his Cowboy Rides Away Tour.So how do you win?It’s really simple, Moose FM will be live on locations at businesses all over Fort St. John between April 14, 2014 and May 15, 2014 (we will post the full schedule later this week), all you have to do is stop by and play the On the Rocks Pick 6 Contest.  If you can find 6 stacks of cash, you’ll win $100,000 instantly!  If you find 5 stacks of cash, you’ll qualify for the trip to see George Strait.  We’ll pick the George Strait winner on Friday May 16…just three weeks before the show in Houston.  Find anything less than 6 or 5 stacks of cash and you’ll win great prize from one of ours sponsors.- Advertisement -We’ll post the full rules for this contest later this week.Thank you to all our sponsors who have made this possible….On the Rocks Pub and Nightclub, Air Canada, Sears, Cabana Beach, M&M Meat Shops, Driving Force, Micro Consulting Sales and Service, OK Tire, the Econo Lodge, Petals n Bloom, Central Emporium, Trail Blazn’ Power, St. John Advertising, Arctic Spas, Jiffy Lube, KFC, Today’s Techniques, Apollo Avenue Sunglasses and Watches and D&G Jewellery.Advertisementlast_img read more

Hawksbee and Jacobs daily – Monday, March 16

first_imgListen to the best bits from Monday’s Hawksbee and Jacobs show.last_img