NBA says no rules broken in Ben Simmons-Magic Johnson meeting request

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Without Kyrie Irving, Celtics beat 76ers again Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting FILE – At left, in a Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons is shown in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, in Phoenix. At right, in a March 8, 2018, file photo, Magic Johnson attends an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 men’s tournament, in Las Vegas. The NBA is going to investigate whether league rules were broken when Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons inquired about meeting with Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson for playing tips. League spokesman Mike Bass said Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, that the NBA will look at the matter. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK — The NBA says Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson did not break any league tampering rules when he spoke about Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons earlier this week.The NBA’s relatively quick-moving investigation was initiated after it was revealed that Simmons wanted to meet with Johnson to talk about the art of being an elite point guard. Johnson complimented Simmons publicly on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES “I love his game. I love his vision,” Johnson said.But since that was in response to a media inquiry, the NBA says Johnson was permitted to make such comments.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“We have concluded that Magic Johnson’s statements regarding Ben Simmons do not constitute a tampering violation,” the league said. “The Philadelphia 76ers initiated the contact with the Los Angeles Lakers by requesting a meeting between Johnson and Simmons. Both organizations ultimately concluded that such a meeting did not make sense at this time but in that context, Johnson’s response to a media inquiry regarding Simmons does not run afoul of league rules.”The Lakers have been fined for tampering violations twice since 2017, with those violations costing the team a combined $550,000. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga towncenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Before a game Tuesday night in Atlanta, Lakers coach Luke Walton shrugged off a question about the NBA’s ruling.“We’re worried about trying to play ball here,” he said. “That’s it.”Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said it’s impossible to prevent players from speaking to members of other organizations. He noted that Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, a television analyst for the Hawks, is often sought out by opposing players.“A lot of that stuff happens naturally,” Pierce said. “Any team that comes in to play the Hawks, I always see players speaking to Dominique. It’s all welcomed and encouraged. You just have to do it the right way.”ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

BAHAMAS Womens Issues Highlighted at National Womens Week Forum

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 17, 2017 – Nassau – Issues which women face today including domestic violence, child abuse, unemployment, single parenting and sexism were among the issues discussed at a Women’s Forum put on by the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development.   The Forum, Monday, December 11th, 2017 at Gary and Myrtle Curry Youth Centre, Collins Avenue, brought to a close two weeks of events in observance of National Women’s Week 2017.   The theme was “Strong Women, Strong Families, Strong Communities.”In addition to providing information, the Forum was designed to promote awareness of women’s issues, offer guidance and survival tips and help to improve the standards of women.   Panelists for the Forum were: Rev. Gloria Ferguson, Mt. Ararat Baptist Church; Dr. Jacinta Higgs, educator and former Senator; Lillian Quant-Forbes, acting director, Department of Social Services; Senator Jasmine Dareus, Deputy Director, Urban Renewal Commission; Ramona Farquharson-Seymour, Counsel and Attorney-at-Law.The event was attended by: the Hon. Miriam Emmanuel, MP for MICAL, Sherrylee Smith, Permanent Secretary; Vaughn Miller, Parliamentary Secretary and senior government officials.   The Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Renewal, said The Bahamas has a “strong” foundation laid by “strong” men and women and it is the duty of descendants, successors, and heirs to build upon that.“From 1962 to now, the women of The Bahamas have charted a course for the upward movement and equal advancement of women of all walks of life.Beginning with the Women’s Suffrage, a movement to ensure that women were and are given the right to vote; mothers, secretaries, housekeepers, housewives, teachers, all realized that women of every strata had and have a role to play in every sector and at every stage of this country’s development.   Hence a strong foundation was laid by persons like Eugenia Lockhart, Mary Ingraham, Hon. Doris Johnson and others. As a result of their labour and sacrifice, women voted for the first time in 1962.”She said the work was continued by Janet Bostwick, Cynthia Pratt, Dame Ivy Dumont, Italia Johnson, Dame Joan Sawyer, Loretta Butler-Turner and wives of Bahamian prime ministers stood with their husbands and ensured that the voices of women were heard.“We live in this strong house built by women and having regard for their labour and sacrifice, we simply cannot come down,” said Minister Rolle.She declared that the women of The Bahamas are doing a great work and urged them to continue to work together to build strong women, strong families and strong communities.   A question and answer period followed the discussion.The following numbers are available to get assistance:323-0171, 323-3859, 422-2763 and 322-2763.By: Kathryn CampbellPhoto captions:Header:  Panelists in the Women’s Forum are pictured. From left: Senator Jasmine Dareus, Deputy Director, Urban Renewal Commission; Lilian Quant-Forbes, Acting Director; Ramona Farquharson-Seymour, Counsel and Attorney-At-Law; Rev. Gloria Ferguson and Dr. Jacinta Higgs, educator and former Senator.Insert 1: The Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, speaks at the Women’s Forum at Gary and Myrtle Curry Youth Centre.Insert 2: Audience at the Women’s Forum are pictured.Insert 3: Officials in attendance at the Women’s Forum. Shown from right Vaughn Miller, Parliamentary Secretary, The Hon. Miriam Emmanuel, MP for MICAL and Coralie Adderley, Chairperson, National Women Advisory Council. BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.center_img Related Items:last_img read more

CA State Senator Ben Hueso on latest updates to Coronado Bridge

first_imgCA State Senator Ben Hueso on latest updates to Coronado Bridge January 25, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Safety is a constant concern when it comes to the famous Coronado Bridge.California State Senator Ben Hueso joined us on Good Morning San Diego to discuss the latest measures being taken to ensure safety for all. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: January 25, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Kolkatans get swept up in football fever with hours to go for

first_imgKolkata: With just a few hours to go for the Football World Cup 2018 to kick off in Russia, enthusiasm of the people for football in Kolkata, which is situated 4,519 km away from the World Cup’s host country, is as high as always and preparations to celebrate the “football festival” is going on in full swing all across the state.With Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rejuvenating the football fervor in Bengal, sports personalities, who are now MPs and MLAs of Trinamool Congress, are not letting the opportunity go to encourage people from all walks of life to get involved in the game of football. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsStarting from Arjun Award winner footballer Prasun Banerjee, to footballer Dipendu Biswas at Basirhat in North 24-Parganas, they are leaving no stones unturned in making foolproof preparation to watch the matches of the World Cup.Banerjee, who had represented the Indian Football team in many international matches, is now the Trinamool Congress MP from Howrah Lok Sabha constituency. He had gone to Paris in 1998, along with actor Mithun Chakravarty to watch World Cup matches. Stating that CPI(M) leaders had never helped him go to watch World Cup matches for supporting Mamata Banerjee, though he had represented India in international matches, he said: “I had taken loan from bank to go to watch the match in France. I still recollect those days and want that people, mainly children and youth, from all sections of the society, can watch the World Cup matches. So, giant screens will be set up where thousands of people will come together to watch the matches.” A giant screen will be set up at ward number 25 of the Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) in Central Howrah, where people will come together to watch the semi-finals and final matches. The MP, who is a supporter of Brazil, will also be doing the commentary to explain every move of the game. At the same time, there will be arrangements for tea and snacks as well. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedJerseys will also be distributed and the local youths will put on the same while watching the matches.Similarly, Brazil, Argentina and Germany are the favourite teams in the World Cup for Dipendu Biswas, Trinamool Congress MLA from Basirhat Dakshin. He has also taken steps so that people can come together and watch matches on giant screens, that will be set up somewhere in his constituency.The other MPs and MLAs of Trinamool Congress, though not sports personalities, are also taking steps to celebrate the football world cup with people from all walks of life.last_img read more