Japan goes small vs PH

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours While Gilas Pilipinas and Chinese Taipei have enlisted services of centers as naturalized players, Group B mate Japan has included 6-foot-4 guard Ira Brown in its list of pool members submitted to Fiba (international basketball association) for the World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers starting Nov. 24.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Andray Blatche will return for another tour with the Filipinos, who will play the Japanese in the first round at Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan.Brown plays for the Ryukyu Golden Kings in the Japanese B League and posted efficient numbers for the national team by leading Team Nippon in rebounds, steals and blocks in the 2016 Fiba Asia Challenge Cup in Tehran, Iran.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBorn in Corsicana, Texas in the US, Brown went through a two-year period learning the Japanese language extensively. He currently resides in Tokyo.That was the last time that Brown played for Japan, which has a relatively tall team of homegrown talents led by the versatile Joji Takeuchi, a 6-foot-10 center who has a deft perimeter jumper and is agile to leave other big guns on the move. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Yuta Tabuse, a 5-foot-8 guard who saw action for the Phoenix Suns in the NBA and played against the Filipinos in the 2015 Jones Cup, is not in the roster initially submitted by the Japanese association.Team Philippines, ranked higher (30th) than Japan (43rd) and Chinese Taipei (57th) in the latest world rankings, will play the Taiwanese and a very familiar foe, Quincy Davis III, at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Nov. 27.The Filipinos are 1-1 with the Taiwanese in their last two clashes, with the Chinese Taipei victory happening in 2013 in Manila, 84-79, during the first round of the Fiba Asia Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.Team Philippines got back at the Taiwanese in the Jones Cup in front of a boisterous Taiwanese crowd, 88-72, with Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger and Mike Myers at the helm.Gilas played that game without its PBA veteran pool members led by June Mar Fajardo, Jason Castro, Terrence Romeo and Calvin Abueva.ADVERTISEMENT Falcons secure 3rd semis seat Blatche last played for the Philippines in the Southeast Asia Basketball Association (Seaba) Championship in Manila last May.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Officials probe girl’s slaying

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Two county supervisors are calling for a report within 30 days into the death of a 2-year-old girl who was taken from a foster couple and returned to relatives now charged in her killing.Supervisor Michael Antonovich’s report says the hospital staff at Garfield Medical Center in Monterey Park, who allegedly saw the girl for a broken arm the day before her death, failed to follow proper procedure in reporting possible child abuse.Sarah Angelina Chavez was found dead in her Alhambra home on Oct. 11. Four days later, Alhambra police arrested Frances Abundis, 35, believed to be Sarah’s mother’s aunt, and Armando Abundis Sr., 32.On Oct. 27, the couple pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, child abuse and assault in Alhambra Superior Court. The case also is under investigation by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.At today’s meeting, Los Angeles County supervisors Antonovich and Gloria Molina will request a speedy report on Sarah’s death from the department and call for improvements to the child protection system.Antonovich’s motion says the State Community Care Licensing Division investigated Garfield Medical Center and found the hospital did not follow protocols relating to Sarah’s assessment and that the nurses and a doctor failed to follow procedure in suspected child abuse. The girl was allegedly taken out of the hospital by the Abundises against medical advice.Antonovich’s spokesman Tony Bell said this information came from the Department of Health Services. A call to a representative from the Department of Health Services was not immediately returned.Stuart Riskin, a family services spokesman, said he could not confirm the agency released that information, but he said the department collaborates with other agencies throughout the investigation of a child’s death.Antonovich’s motion requests that within 90 days the agencies establish a mandatory program for hospital staff on laws on reporting child abuse and neglect.The motion asks also that the report on Garfield Medical Center be submitted to the state’s medical board and the Board of Registered Nurses.“We have a situation that if doctors and nurses had reported this pursuant to their guidelines and the guidelines that are a part of the policy, a life could’ve been saved,” Bell said Monday.Molina’s motion said there has been no inspector general in the children’s services office “for a number of years” and that this role is crucial for internal oversight.Her report said there is $226,000 in the budget for an inspector general and asked that it be used for such oversight.The motion also would “immediately direct the DCFS-Office of Independent Review to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Sarah and provide a status report to the board within 30 days.”Sarah’s former foster parents, Dianne Hardy-Garcia, 40, and Corri Planck, 37, of Los Angeles, said they were pleased to see the county supervisors pay attention to Sarah’s death.“Where agencies work with each other, that’s where the cracks are,” Planck said.Planck added that they hope the review of Sarah’s death will include information on the courts’ part in the toddler’s case.“If her aunt and uncle did it to her, ultimately, they are responsible,” Hardy-Garcia said. “But it’s positive to see there’s a willingness to have this addressed and addressed publicly.” [email protected](626) 578-6300, EXT. 4496last_img read more