Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

first_imgTrump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached PLAY LIST 01:09Trump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached02:26Trump lashes out as impeachment trial is in limbo02:31Palace ‘not bothered’ by Trump OK on US ban vs De Lima jailers02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ The younger Ball, along with fellow freshmen Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, were not with the rest of the No. 23 Bruins, who are in Kansas City to play in the Hall of Fame Classic on Monday and Tuesday. The trio was not allowed to suit up, be on the bench for home games, or travel with the team.The players were arrested and questioned about stealing from high-end stores next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou, where the Bruins stayed before leaving for Shanghai to play Georgia Tech.UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said last week that the players stole from three stores.“As long as my boy’s back here, I’m fine,” LaVar Ball told ESPN. “I’m happy with how things were handled. A lot of people like to say a lot of things that they thought happened over there. Like I told him, ‘They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes’.”“I’m from LA. I’ve seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some glasses. My son has built up enough character that one bad decision doesn’t define him. Now if you can go back and say when he was 12 years old he was shoplifting and stealing cars and going wild, then that’s a different thing,” he also said.ADVERTISEMENT “Everybody gets stuck on the negativity of some things and they get stuck on them too long. That’s not me. I handle what’s going on and then we go from there,” he added.Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, re-tweeted Trump’s tweet and included his own comment.“The President would have left American students in a foreign jail because their families didn’t lavish sufficient praise on him,” Schiff wrote. “How can someone in such a big office be so small?”   /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set In a tweet on Sunday, Trump said: “Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!”On Friday, LaVar Ball told ESPN: “Who?”, when asked about Trump’s involvement in the matter. “What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneAccording to Trump, he raised the players’ detention with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his recent visit to Beijing.The players returned to the United States last week. They have been indefinitely suspended from the team. In this July 7, 2017 photo, LaVar Ball, father of Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball and UCLA player LiAngelo Ball, watches the Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers during an NBA summer league basketball game, in Las Vegas. President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday, November 19, 2017, that he should have left three UCLA basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, accused of shoplifting in China in jail after LaVar Ball minimized Trump’s involvement in winning the players’ release during an interview on Saturday, November 18, 2017, with ESPN. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he should have left in jail the three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China.Trump’s remark came after the father of player LiAngelo Ball minimized his involvement in winning the players’ release in comments to ESPN.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dimitrov wins ATP Finals, targets Grand Slam next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Mad at USC, Omar Bolden picks Arizona State

first_imgFrom the beginning, Bolden wanted to go to USC. If the Trojans would have made a scholarship offer, Bolden would have accepted it. But USC told Bolden it would only make an offer if he worked hard in the classroom and improved his grades. So Bolden went to work, devoted himself to academics throughout Colony’s CIF championship run and raised his GPA to a 3.0. Bolden figured USC would certainly make a scholarship offer at that point. But the Trojans kept stringing him along, and told him they wanted to see the results of a couple more of his classes. “I was doing what I had to do, and the schools didn’t come through with what they said they were going to,” Bolden said. “I was waiting on SC forever. That’s where I wanted to go. The whole thing hurt Bolden, who earned CIF football player of the year honors at Colony. Now he wants to hurt USC. That was a big factor in Bolden’s college commitment to Arizona State, which he made public on Wednesday when he signed a National Letter of Intent. To hear Omar Bolden tell it, the recruiting process with USC was one full of disappointment and frustration. It was like asking a girl to the dance, only to have her string him along until he finally got tired and moved on to someone else. center_img “It was getting ridiculous. It got to the point where I wanted to hurt them.” To Bolden, USC’s words were sounding hollow. When they would call and text-message him, they would speak of an impending offer – but it never came. Finally, he called the coaches and told them he was canceling his official visit to the school. Only then did the Trojans scramble to come up with a scholarship offer. They made their pitch and Bolden took a visit to the school, but his mind was already made up. Of all his visits, Bolden was most impressed by Arizona State. He loved the facilities (especially the weight room) and was thrilled with the food. Playing for new coach Dennis Erickson was an attractive proposition, and Bolden knew he’d see more playing time at ASU than at USC – although he was careful to emphasize that he’s not afraid of competition. “Let me put it to you this way – (the Sun Devils’) backup corner is their starting receiver,” Bolden said. “And that’s not because they’re short on corners, that’s just their next-best player.” Bolden knew his 4.3 speed and athleticism would make him a standout at ASU, whereas he might have to be a bit more patient at USC. But what about those who would say playing for the Trojans was a no-brainer? After all, USC did eventually come up with an offer. “That’s people on the outside looking in,” he said. 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

Sanchez handed suspended sentence for tax fraud

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United’s striker Alexis Sanchez gestures during the FA Cup fourth round football match against Yeovil Town January 26, 2018MADRID, Spain, Feb 8- Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez has struck a deal with Spanish authorities to accept a 16-month suspended jail sentence for tax fraud in return for avoiding a trial.Sanchez, who joined United from Arsenal last month, faced being tried over a Sh125mn (one-million-euro) fraud linked to image rights in 2012 and 2013 during his time at Spanish giants Barcelona, according to details of the deal seen by AFP. Prosecutors said the 29-year-old Chilean forward had failed to declare any proceeds from the exploitation of his image rights in 2012 and 2013 and had also failed to declare that he was the owner of a company set up in Malta, Numidia Trading Limited, which owned the rights.Appearing by video link from London, Sanchez admitted he had “made an incorrect tax payment” and that he had settled the issue with tax authorities.He was sentenced to two eight-month suspended jail sentences to run consecutively, although prosecutors have called for the sentence to be lifted after two years if he does not re-offend.Sanchez scored 47 goals in 141 appearances for Barcelona before leaving in 2014 to join Arsenal.The 29-year-old Chilean forward is rumoured to be the highest paid player in the Premier League following his move to United, reportedly earning around Sh70mn (£500,000) a week before tax.He is one of a number of high-profile players to have fallen foul of the tax laws in Spain.In 2016, Barcelona midfielder Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence that was eventually reduced to a fine of 2.1 million euros.Last month, Real Madrid’s Croatian midfielder Luka Modric paid Spanish fiscal authorities close to one million euros to settle his own image rights tax case.The former Barcelona and Liverpool player Javier Mascherano has accepted a one-year suspended jail sentence over a 1.5-million-euro tax fraud.In potentially the largest case, Spanish authorities are currently investigating World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid for tax fraud amounting to 14.7 million euros.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Citi taps insiders to take the reins

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champBut Pandit’s career on Wall Street has been mostly behind-the-scenes, and neither Pandit nor Bischoff have significant experience with the consumer side of banking. After spending five weeks waiting for Citi to name a new captain and watching the similarly embattled Merrill Lynch & Co. nab the famous turnaround specialist John Thain, investors remain worried that Citi has problems that are unmanageable. “The biggest question mark is why, for neither one of those jobs, did you not get anyone from the outside?” said Anton Schutz, president of the investment advisory firm Mendon Capital Advisors, which has 210,000 shares of Citi in its funds. “They’re already on a ship that has leaks in it. Maybe no one wanted to come on board.” Bischoff, 66, had been Citi’s acting CEO and replaced Robert E. Rubin. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – In naming two insiders as CEO and chairman after a five-week search, Citigroup Inc. proved to a skeptical Wall Street that it was unable – or unwilling – to snag a financial superstar with a bold new vision from outside the troubled banks’ walls. The new CEO, Vikram Pandit, earned his investment banking chops at the brokerage Morgan Stanley, and Citi nabbed him earlier this year when they bought his hedge fund for $800 million. And the new chairman, Win Bischoff, became the head of Citi’s European operations after several years as chairman of the British investment bank Schroders PLC. To be sure, the two men have compelling investment banking credentials – certainly more so than their law school-trained predecessor, Charles Prince – which could help them face the fact that Citigroup must unsnarl itself from up to $17.5 billion in write-downs of soured mortgages this year. last_img read more

Crystal Palace move to beat Tottenham to signing of £12m-rated Serie A ace

first_imgCrystal Palace have lodged a bid for Tottenham target Franco Vazquez, according to reports in Italy.The Palermo playmaker has been heavily linked with a switch to the Premier League and Palace are the latest club to firm up an interest.Indeed, according to Sky Italia, Palermo have rejected a bid of around £10m from the Eagles.The Italian club want at least £12m for the 27-year-old and Palace are now reconsidering their position – but they are expected to return with a higher offer.Spurs are still interested in Vazquez but they currently trying to tie down a deal for Vincent Janssen, which has allowed Palace to steal a march on their London rivals. Vazquez joined Palermo from Argentine outfit Belgrano in January 2012, and netted eight goals in 37 appearances for the club last term. Franco Vazquez 1last_img read more

Greatest ever Premier League strikers, according to minutes per goal stats

first_img 17. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 153 minutes per goal 24. Branko Strupar: 162 minutes per goal 23. Tony Yeboah: 161.4 minutes per goal 25 3. Harry Kane: 116.9 minutes per goal In the 25 years since the Premier League was first introduced in 1992, there have been some brilliant strikers.Alan Shearer is the top scoring player with 260 goals in 441 games, but which player – with a minimum of 30 Premier League games played – has the best goals per minute ratio in the Premier League?Ranked: The 25 greatest ever Premier League playersHere, talkSPORT looks at the 25 best, beginning with Loic Remy, who scored, on average, a goal every 162.5 minutes. 25 25 22. Demba Ba: 159.5 minutes per goal 25 25. Loic Remy scored a goal every 162.5 minutes, on average, in the Premier League 25 6. Ruud van Nistelrooy: 128.2 minutes per goal 25 13. Stevan Jovetic: 143.4 minutes per goal 25 25 21. Olivier Giroud: 157.8 minutes per goal 25 4. Thierry Henry: 121.8 minutes per goal 25 8. Luis Suarez: 138.8 minutes per goal 15. Alan Shearer: 146.9 minutes per goal 9. Robin van Persie: 139.7 minutes per goal 14. Diego Costa: 145.2 minutes per goal 25 5. Adam Le Fondre: 124.3 minutes per goal 10. Hernan Crespo: 140.7 minutes per goal 25 25 25 11. Edin Dzeko: 141.6 minutes per goal 25 12. Daniel Sturridge: 143.1 minutes per goal 25 25 25 25 20. Ian Wright: 157.4 minutes per goal 25 25 25 25 25 19. Davor Suker: 155.8 minutes per goal 25 7. Javier Hernandez: 130.2 minutes per goal 16. Ivan Klasnic: 150.7 minutes per goal 2. Sergio Aguero: 109.8 minutes per goal 18. Michael Owen: 153.6 minutes per goal 1. Kelechi Iheanacho scored a goal every 106.5 minutes, on average, in the Premier Leaguelast_img read more

DONEGAL WOMAN THREATENED WITH DEPORTATION FROM US AFTER BEING SHOPPED BY IRISH IMMIGRATION GROUP

first_imgA J1 Visa card issued by the US Government.A Co Donegal woman has been threatened with deportation from the USA.The woman, who was working in Boston on a J1 visa, was allegedly in breach of her visa.Minister of State Dinny McGinley said he will urgently ask Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore for a comprehensive explanation of the actions of the immigration group. The center is funded by over $250,000 a year from the Irish taxpayer.It is believed there have been major complaints dating back years over how the IIIC has dealt with Irish immigrants, and that attorneys have long complained of their attitude.Leading New York immigration attorney James O’Malley has undertaken the case pro bono for the Donegal woman turned in by IIIC after years of what he said were bullying tactics by IIIC personnel towards many of his young J-1 visa clients.“We have had numerous cases where this group mistreated our clients, bullied them and made life very difficult,” said O’Malley. “It never made any sense. We deal with lots of J-1 visa agencies and they usually try to do their best to help their clients, not put obstacles in their way. These immigrant groups are funded in order to help people, not turn them in.”O’Malley does not believe the young girl actually violated her visa, and he will seek to have it reinstated.The young woman was turned in after an IIIC official discovered she had written in a blog about working in a bar in addition to interning at IrishCentral news website.IIIC official Jude Clarke gave her details to the U.S. State Department, and the IIIC then wrote to her demanding that she leave the country.“This is a dreadful thing to do to a young Irish immigrant,” said Minister McGinley. “The people who are supposed to be helping her instead have turned her in.“I will be asking for a comprehensive explanation of how this center works and how the Irish government money is used,” he told IrishCentral.Meanwhile, the Irish Consulate in Boston sought an urgent meeting with the IIIC leadership after the incident became public. It is believed that the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs is investigating how exactly the young girl was forced to leave.DONEGAL WOMAN THREATENED WITH DEPORTATION FROM US AFTER BEING SHOPPED BY IRISH IMMIGRATION GROUP was last modified: May 24th, 2013 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)last_img read more

DDTV – PEGGY RECEIVES A VERY SPECIAL VISITOR ON HER 100TH BIRTHDAY

first_imgWell-known Glenswilly woman Peggy Kelly hit her 100th birthday today surrounded by family and friends. Peggy received a very special visitor when the Mayor of Letterkenny, Cllr Pascal BLake dropped by to make a presentation to Peggy.And Peggy passed on some some wise words of a long life…!Many thanks to Brian McDaid of the Cristeph Gallery for the video.Simply click to play.  DDTV – PEGGY RECEIVES A VERY SPECIAL VISITOR ON HER 100TH BIRTHDAY was last modified: November 24th, 2013 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:100TH BIRTHDAYBrian McDaidCRISTEPH GALLERYGELSWILLYPEGGY KELLYlast_img read more

AND NOW THE GOOD NEWS: MINI HEAT WAVE ON THE WAY TO DONEGAL

first_imgThe back strand beach in Falcarragh: Pic Maria BoyleDONEGAL is set to bask in glorious sunshine and temperatures of up to 23C next week, forecasters say.Met Eireann and independent forecasters all now say a cooler Friday and Saturday at the end of this week will be followed by a steady rise in temperatures on Sunday and Monday of next week up to around 18C or 19C.Then warm weather from southern Europe will cover the whole of the country bringing temperatures even higher and lasting for up to a week. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of next week look set to see the best of the weather.DONEGALDAILY.COM WEATHER is sponsored by the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny. AND NOW THE GOOD NEWS: MINI HEAT WAVE ON THE WAY TO DONEGAL was last modified: April 29th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegal daily weatherheat waveletterkennyMount Errigal Hotelsun shinelast_img read more

Women’s Golf Closes Out Play At Ball State Sunshine Invite

first_img PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.– The Drake University women’s golf team wrapped up action at the Ball State Sunshine Invitational on Saturday and finished in 10th-place.”It wasn’t the outcome we wanted for sure. We were able to knock the rust off and will be more prepared for our next tournament,” Drake head coach Rachael Pruett said. “We know we’re capable of better as a team and will continue to stick to the process, focus on what we can control and let go of the outcome.” Story Links Results The Bulldogs put together a final score of 1,006 (349-328-329) and were just three strokes behind ninth-place IUPUI (1,003). Toledo took home the team title with a score of 938 and MVC foe Southern Illinois finished runner-up with a score of 950. After having a tough first day to open the season, junior Madison Glennie bounced back on Saturday and fired a team-best 79, finishing with a total score of 261 (90-92-79).”Having Madison (Glennie) bounce back with a 79 was encouraging. She needed that,” said Pruett.Sophomore Grace Dunn placed tied for 21st after shooting an 83 on the final day for a total score of 244 (84-77-83), while freshman Sigurlaug Jonsdottir also registered an 83 in the final round for a total score of 253 (86-84-83). Freshman Aimee Gerschke finished strong by recording her best round of the tournament with an 84 for a total score of 259 (89-86-84). Junior transfer Nicole Blanchard rounded out the team’s effort with a score of 262 (91-81-90). Drake will have a month to prepare for its next event on March 13-14 at the Bradley Spring Break Invitational in Dallas, Texas.   Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more