Lakers: Bryant not concerned with `duel’

first_imgToday: at Cleveland, 12:30 p.m. Ch. 7, KLAC/570 Lakers coach Phil Jackson said that recovering from disappointing losses to Detroit and Toronto to beat the Cavaliers would be “the mark of a team that’s really got some character.” Walton updateWith his sprained right ankle struggling to improve, forward Luke Walton will be re-examined Monday in Los Angeles by specialist Kenneth Jung. Walton won’t play today and is likely out through the All-Star break, Jackson said. Walton, who has missed eight games with the injury, tried to do some running Saturday but said his ankle was still “throbbing” whenever he tried to push off it. Reserves strugglingEven in Friday’s gamewhere Bryant scored 25 points and missed more shots than he made, the Lakers showed how desperately they miss the superstar guard when he is not on the floor. Bryant sat for a combined 5:11, during which the Lakers were outscored 15-2. Jackson has been playing a lineup of Jordan Farmar, Sasha Vujacic, Maurice Evans and Ronny Turiaf with starter Lamar Odom when Bryant has gone to the bench. “I’ve been leaving Lamar out there with them,” Jackson said. “I think I’m going to stop that. Just let them go really on their own because they play really well and move the ball well and I’ve saddled them with Lamar. It’s been unfortunate. He’s not been carrying the load.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I told you individual matchups don’t excite me any more,” Bryant said. “I’ve played in so many of them, it just doesn’t do anything for me.” Maybe that sounds familiar because Bryant has said as much at two previous stops on this trip, when the Lakers earned victories at Washington and Atlanta and Bryant outshined the likes of Gilbert Arenas and Joe Johnson. At the same time, Bryant can remember watching the battles between Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson and Jordan and Isiah Thomas. He allowed that for fans tuning in to watch himself and James, “I think it’s something that’s very interesting to watch.” This will be just the first act for Bryant and James: They will play again in five days, with the Cavaliers-Lakers game Thursday at Staples Center serving as the lead-in to All-Star weekend. The Lakers, however, have bigger concerns than watching two of the heirs to Jordan’s legacy square off. A loss to Cleveland not only would send them home with a 3-5 record on this trip but with their second three-game losing streak of the season. center_img CLEVELAND – As long as the Lakers need a victory to break even on this eight-game trip through the Eastern Conference, Kobe Bryant won’t have much to say about this afternoon’s showdown between himself and LeBron James. last_img read more

Saving-bill sponsor withdraws support

first_imgSACRAMENTO – A Republican lawmaker who co-authored a bill that would give every child born in California a $500 savings account has withdrawn his support following a backlash within his own party. Sen. Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, who had promoted the measure as a good investment, announced Friday he no longer supported the bill he had introduced two days before with Democrat Sen. Darrel Steinberg. The surprise move came after fellow Republicans questioned the measure’s $285 million cost and inclusion of children of illegal immigrants. In a press release, Dutton said that thousands of Californians had asked him “what I was thinking” over the past 48 hours. Although he defended the savings account idea as a way for Republicans to help individuals become self-sufficient, Dutton said he could not support the bill because of the state’s deteriorating fiscal stability. “In light of the state’s deteriorating fiscal situation, I cannot support the bill as currently written,” Dutton said in a statement. Under the measure, every child born in California after Jan. 1, 2008, would receive the money in a savings account. They could withdraw the money once they turn 18 for education expenses, a down payment on a home or retirement. It would cost taxpayers about $285 million a year. Among the critics was state Sen. Tom McClintock, R-Thousand Oaks, who sent an e-mail to his supporters saying the bill would create “a new wave of illegal immigration.” 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

Datebook 3/14

first_imgTODAY Got Health? Family health matters program, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Curves, 23148 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Event includes guest speakers. Call (661) 284-6223. St. Patrick’s Day party, 10 a.m.-noon, Sunland Senior Citizens Center at Northridge Park, 18300 Lemarsh St. Call (818) 353-9573. Get to Know Your Library, 10:15-11 a.m., Grant R. Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Free. Call (805) 449-2660. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Urban Garden Talks, noon, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Call (323) 850-2000. 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.last_img read more

Memorial Day’s meaning, origins are remembered

first_imgCarrillo also fought in the Battle of Inchon in 1950 in Korea. “Veterans Day is more recognized, which is good,” he said. “But Memorial Day is important, too, because we honor the dead.” sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Locally and across the nation, Americans will honor the men and women who have died in military service on Monday with observances, parades and other special events. Whittier, Pico Rivera and Montebello are some of the local cities holding tributes to fallen service men and women on Memorial Day, which began as “Decoration Day” to honor Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. After the Southern states refused to recognize the holiday, an alternative name, “Memorial Day” sprang into being in 1882. The holiday did not become commonly recognized until after World War II. However, the day was not declared by its official name until 1967, when a federal law was passed declaring Memorial Day a day of observance for the nation’s war dead. The following year, in 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Bill and moved Memorial Day to the last Monday in May in order to create a convenient three-day weekend. Sitting in the recreation room of the Whittier Senior Center on Wednesday, Whittier resident Joe Carrillo, 84, lamented that the day now is seen by some as simply the beginning of summer, rather than a special day to honor those who died in combat and to reflect on their sacrifices. “It’s just another day off from work,” said the veteran of World War II and Korea. Carrillo, a former Navy gunnery mate first class, lost 59 of his shipmates on Jan. 23, 1942, when his ship was attacked by a Japanese submarine 350 miles out of Pearl Harbor. “I can remember it so vividly,” he said. last_img read more

Blatter ‘backs British bid’ to host 2030 World Cup

first_img 3 3 Blatter is in Russia to watch the World Cup but is banned from working for FIFA until 2022 Sepp Blatter believes a British bid ‘deserves’ to host the 2030 World Cup, whether it be from England or all the home nations.England were knocked out of the first round of bidding for this year’s World Cup with just one vote in 2010, but have reportedly been encouraged by recent conversations with FIFA officials about hosting the tournament in 12 years’ time. In 2010, England put forward bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, but focused their efforts on 2018, eventually given to Russia, after being told by FIFA that their continental rotation policy was unlikely to be deterred from.The bid received just one vote, knocked out in the first ballot, with Russia, and combined Spain/Portugal and Belgium/Netherlands bids, receiving more votes.Of the 22-man committee who voted on the 2018 and 2022 hosting applications, eight have since been accused, indicted for, or convicted of criminal corruption, while ten were banned by FIFA for corruption or ethics breaches. England could join up with the FAs of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland to put forward a combined bid, a format seen as more capable of handling demand with the tournament expanding to 48 teams and 80 games from 2026.The 2026 tournament will be hosted by Canada, the United States and Mexico, set to be the second World Cup with more than one host after South Korea and Japan in 2002.Blatter, who quit as FIFA president in 2015 amid corruption charges and is currently suspended from the organisation until 2022, told Sky Sports News: “I think that England and Ireland, they deserve to organise the World Cup, really. They had it in 1966 and that’s a long time ago. Why not?“I think they will be candidates I am sure, and with 48 teams you need more than one country, definitely.”center_img The World Cup has not been on British shores since England won the tournament as hosts in 1966 3 England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup drew support from the likes of David Beckham, Prince William and then-Prime Minister David Cameron, but received only one vote from FIFA delegates It was thought England were unlikely to make another bid for some time after losing faith in the voting system, but recent reports show they could submit an application, be it on their own or with the other British FAs, for 2030.The bid has already been backed by UEFA President Alexander Ceferin and the German FA, with Asian and North American bids not allowed after being granted 2022 and 2026 hosting status.Two bids have been confirmed for 2030 already, including a combined bid from Argentina and Uruguay, and also from Morocco, who lost out in the final voting round for 2026.last_img read more

Saturday’s papers – Chelsea to sign Dortmund star, Liverpool striker in demand

first_img tense 3 Most Read In Football Arsenal are keeping tabs on young Polish centre-back Sebastian Walukiewicz – but face competition from a number of Europe’s top clubs for the talented defender. Barcelona are the latest side said to watching the 18-year-old, who Arsenal’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has identified as a potential addition for Unai Emery’s squad at the Emirates. (Football London)Arsenal defender Julio Pleguezuelo, 21, has revealed he has received numerous offers to move back to his homeland in Spain but wants to stay at the Emirates. (Marca)Premier League clubs have been put on red alert with Bayern Munich not likely to sign James Rodriguez. The Colombian is currently in the second season of a two-year loan with Bayern from Real Madrid. There has been talk that he would sign permanently but Kicker reports Bayern are now unlikely to try and agree a deal. (Daily Mirror) Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Origi in action during a pre-season friendly Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Brighton coach Liam Rosenior is a target for the Republic of Ireland. The Republic hierarchy are keen on former Fulham and Brighton defender Rosenior to join their coaching set-up for the under-21s. (Daily Mirror)Ed Woodward is ‘confident’ he can bring Jose Mourinho’s top target Diego Godin to Manchester United, according to reports. The Atletico Madrid captain was linked with a move to Old Trafford in the summer as the Red Devils boss sought defensive reinforcements. FULL STORY HERE latest Manchester City believe they’ve just signed a 14-year-old midfielder capable of following in Jadon Sancho’s footsteps. Darko Gyabi, an England youth player, has moved to the Etihad from Millwall in a deal worth around £300,000, with add-ons reaching over £1million dependent on success. (The Sun)Wolves are lining-up a January bid for the £20million rated Liverpool striker Divock Origi. Wolves have made signing a new forward a priority in the next transfer window. (Daily Mirror)Galatasaray also want to sign Liverpool striker Divock Origi on loan in January. The Turkish club have authorised an initial offer for Belgium international Origi through intermediaries. (ESPN) Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Pulisic suggested he would like to play in England before the USA’s friendly at Wembley BEST OF 3 getty Rodriguez in action for Bayern in the Champions League RANKED Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos LATEST scrap gameday cracker Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions There is plenty of football news and rumours in Saturday’s newspapers and online. Here’s some of the top gossip…Chelsea look to have won the battle to sign Borussia Dortmund prospect Christian Pulisic. The American is out of contract in 2020 and Dortmund have now accepted they must cash in on him at the end of this season. Chelsea, however, are in a hurry and will push for the deal to be done in January. (Daily Mail) Inter Milan have moved ahead of Tottenham in the battle to sign Joachim Andersen from Sampdoria. Andersen, the 22-year-old defender, has earned plenty of admirers this season after nailing down a spot in the Italian side’s first team. FULL STORY HERELeeds United target Moise Kean will allow Juventus to decide whether he should go out on loan in January. The 18-year-old is highly-rated by the Italian club’s coaching staff, who believe he is on course for a big future. FULL STORY HERE SORRY 3 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT revealed PAYBACK last_img read more

Bogan, Maggiore agree to disagree

first_imgThere are many things that South Hills High School football coach Steve Bogan and West Covina High’s Mike Maggiore can agree on. The role of favorite in Friday night’s showdown between the Huskies and Bulldogs is not one of them. “If anybody is favored, it has to be them,’ Bogan said. “West Covina is two things we’re not – the defending CIF-SS Division VII champions and undefeated. We can’t say either of those two things. They’re doing very well. They should be favored, but I always feel that we can beat anybody we play.’ Although revenge is something his team seeks, Bogan said that it can only take his team so far on Friday night. “I really believe that when a game gets going and you get past those first few plays, then it becomes just football again,’ he said. “But yes, I think anybody who plays a team they lost to, it helps fuel more energy. How much more? I don’t know.’ Erasing last year’s bad memories is something the Huskies probably want to do most. From Walter Thurmond III’s score on the first play from scrimmage to a failed second- half rally, the Huskies never looked quite right. And it was arguably one of the more bewildering and frustrating performances in South Hills history. “We feel we played a bad game,’ Bogan said. “We had a bad week of practice that week and had no running back in practice (because of injury). We had two key turnovers in the red zone and had three hits but no tackle on Thurmond on the first play. But part of what happened goes to how well West Covina played.’ West Covina’s crafty game plan for last December’s game is something Maggiore said his team won’t duplicate, but they’re looking for similar results from new tactics. “I think we have a couple of different things we’re going to give them,’ Maggiore said. “Not the same stuff we did last year, but a couple of things that will give us a chance to stop their offense. But as much as we do that, we know that Bogan is great with his schemes. “In my opinion, it’s going to come down to us being able to tackle well and take care of the ball.’ West Covina is hopeful that standout running back William Wallace (knee) will be near full strength for Friday’s game. Wallace, unstoppable in the playoffs last year, has only seven carries for 25 yards this season. Aram Tolegian can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233, or by e-mail at aram.tolegian@sgvn.com. 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 The stage is definitely set for what’s being dubbed as the game of the year in the San Gabriel Valley. West Covina and South Hills will meet for the first time since the Bulldogs denied the Huskies their third consecutive Division VII title in last year’s finals. West Covina rode a wave of emotion generated by a raucous pro- Bulldogs crowd to a 19-8 win at Mt. San Antonio College. That result, combined with the fact both schools again have championship-caliber teams, should produce another amazing environment. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Covina District Field. “The excitement and intensity is a little bit higher in practice this week,’ Maggiore said. “We’ve done the whole one-week-at-a-time thing this year, but obviously this has been circled on a lot of schedules.’ center_img Maggiore, whose team is everything that Bogan mentioned, doesn’t feel the same way. “I think they should be favored,’ Maggiore said “They won league last year and played a tougher preseason. They return more players. They have some three-year starters who are key guys. I would say they’re a slight favorite at this point.’ last_img read more

PRESIDENT MICHAEL D HIGGINS TO VISIT INISHOWEN

first_imgThe President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, will visit The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana on Saturday week, September 13th.The event will be attended by a group of invited guests who are involved with, or have been central to the development of The Exchange over the past eighteen months.The Exchange chairman, Adrian Grant said “We are extremely excited and honoured to host a visit to our building by President Higgins. Welcoming such an esteemed guest to our recently refurbished building is a great boost to the committee and our many partners in the local community and business sectors.” Exchange Inishowen Ltd is a new non-profit organization that provides facilities and support for local businesses, community groups, start-up companies, and social enterprises.Founded in 2013, the Exchange began by bringing a number of local community groups and social enterprises together under its umbrella. Under the collective identity of The Exchange, these groups formed a committee that went about trying to find suitable premises that could be used to provide much needed services.The group identified the old Social Welfare Office on Castle Avenue, Buncrana, as a suitable building for their needs and set about converting it into a community and enterprise hub.LEADER funding and financial support from the local authorities was secured and work began on the building in the summer of 2013. The Exchange, as the building is now known, has been providing services and facilities to a wide array of groups for a number of months.  PRESIDENT MICHAEL D HIGGINS TO VISIT INISHOWEN was last modified: September 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaMICHAEL D HIGGINSThe Exchangevisitlast_img read more

Senior appointments made to four ETB schools across Donegal

first_imgDonegal ETB has made six senior appointments to its team of Principals and Deputy Principals in four of its post-primary schools across the county for the next academic year. Donegal ETB is the largest education and training provider in the county and manages fifteen out of the county’s twenty-seven post-primary schools.In Carrick two appointments have been made to Coláiste na Carraige with Seán Mac Suibhne appointed as Principal for the incoming session and Caroline Uí Ghallchóir appointed as Deputy Principal. In Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny, Rose McLaughlin has been appointed Deputy Principal. Coláiste Ailigh is an all Irish medium school, while Coláiste na Carraige has committed to providing education through Irish on a phased basis.In Milford, Séan McFadden has been appointed Deputy Principal in Mulroy College for the 2019/20 school session, while in Donegal ETB’s largest school, the Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town, Clive Monahan has been appointed Deputy Principal and Michael Leyden has been appointed Deputy Principal for the 2019/20 school session.Speaking about the appointments, Donegal ETB’s Director of Schools Dr Martin Gormley said, “Congratulations to the new appointees. I’m delighted they have joined the senior ranks of our post-primary management team and I very much look forward to supporting them in their new roles in the four schools over the coming year.”In the previous academic year 2018-2019, over 5,000 students attended Donegal ETB post-primary schools. Chief Executive Anne McHugh said, “We very much welcome these appointments to our four schools. Their contribution to the management of this provision is central to our delivery of a quality, learner-centred education and training service.”The new appointees take up their positions on resumption of the school year and can be contacted directly at each of their schools.Senior appointments made to four ETB schools across Donegal was last modified: July 10th, 2019 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:appointmentsETBprincipalsschoolsvice-principalslast_img read more

Local rowers eye World Championships

first_imgTwo local rowers were recently paired together in unlikely circumstances with one common goal between them — to make it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.And they can thank men’s national team coach Mike Teti for the opportunity.Luke Wilhelm didn’t know Eureka native Ezra Carlson when he was attending South Fork High, and the path he took to the world of elite rowing has been a very different one from his new teammate.But after a suggestion from Teti a few months back, the two struck up a …last_img read more