Civoniceva, who captained the Bati at the 2013 World Cup, believes his three-year campaign for a Fiji team in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW will finally come to fruition in 2019 after the FNRL wrote to the NSWRL to advise they had formally endorsed the bid at a recent board meeting.”The endorsement of the FNRL was the missing piece in the jigsaw so now that we have got that it allows us to start to set up for 2019,” Civoniceva told NRL.com.”We are obviously now going to make a major announcement and will then get on our way towards meeting all the criteria set by the NSWRL to have a team ready for the 2019 season.”The backing of the FNRL was the final hurdle for Civoniceva to secure support and funding from the government and sponsors in Fiji for the team.The former Brisbane Broncos prop has been in discussions with sponsors to help provide the $1.5 million needed to cover operating costs, including flights and accommodation for visiting NSW Cup clubs in Fiji.”To have the endorsement of the FNRL, there is obviously benefits for companies that sponsor the bid in Fiji and that is why it was important,” he said.”Now we have that it allows us to go to the sponsors we have been speaking to for some time to let them know we have ticked every box in terms of getting those endorsements in place.”A team in the NSW Cup would be a massive boost to the game in Fiji, which has qualified for the semi-finals of the past three World Cups in 2008, 2013 and 2017.With more than 25 Fijian players in the NRL last season there is no shortage of talent in the island nation and the Bati scored the country’s greatest rugby league victory when they defeated New Zealand 4-2 in November’s World Cup quarter final at Wellington.The success of the PNG Hunters in the Queensland Cup has provided a blue-print for the Fiji bid and the NSWRL is keen to replicate that model in 2019 provided Civoniceva can satisfy conditions about finances, organisational structure and the quality of their playing and training facilities.”There are obviously financial matters that need to be adhered to and we have to have those ticked off by the NSWRL, and then once we do that we can get underway,” he said.”Providing we can prove ourselves financially viable and sustainable we will be ready to go in 2019.”
In Rio de Janeiro, in addition to Andújar in the second spherical, he beat Bolivian Hugo Dellien (78 ATP) in the primary spherical by 3-6, 6-2 and 7-5 in a recreation of two hours and 35 minutes. Andújar, who was a semifinalist on the 2014 Rio Open, has performed this yr in the Cordoba, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro openings and, after saying goodbye to everybody in the primary or second spherical, acknowledges that he’s nonetheless behind higher bodily situations.The tennis participant from Cuenca received his compatriot Fernando Verdasco (49 ATP) in the primary spherical in Rio by 6-3 and 6-Three by profiting from the issues in his left knee that pressured the 36-year-old from Madrid to request medical consideration and cancel his participation in the doubles event of this Brazilian metropolis. The Rio Open has been performed on the clay courts of the Brazilian Jockey Membership of Rio de Janeiro since 2014 and this yr affords prizes for $ 1.9 million, of which $ 355,530 to the winner together with the 500 factors in the standings ATP.The primary tennis participant to conquer the title in Rio was the Spaniard Rafale Nadal (2014) and his successors had been additionally the Spanish David Ferrer (2015), the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas (2016), the Austrian Dominic Thiem (2017), the Argentine Diego Schwartzman (2018) and the Serbian Laslo Djere (2019). The highest favourite to win this yr in the ATP 500 of Rio is Dominic Thiem, quantity 4 in the world, which This month he reached the ultimate of the Australian Open and he conquered the title in this Brazilian metropolis in 2017. Martinez, 22 and 133 in the ATP classification, took benefit of his greatest bodily situation and resistance to troublesome climate situations of this Brazilian metropolis to beat Andújar (59 ATP), 34, in a match of 1 hour and 26 minutes by the spherical of 16 of the one ATP 500 event in South America.Each gamers, however extra Andújar, suffered with the sturdy warmth of this Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro and a thermal sensation shut to 50 levels Celsius Due to the excessive humidity. The Valencian tennis participant solely wanted 34 minutes to prevail for an incontestable 6-1 in the primary spherical, in which he solely allowed one in every of his companies to be confirmed to Andújar, proprietor of 4 ATP titles and that he already reached the 32nd place of the rating.The one from Cuenca began the second set higher and confirmed his first service, however Martinez remained unbeatable, broke Andújar’s second service and rapidly opened a 3-1 lead. The veteran confirmed his subsequent three companies, however it was too late to return and he ended up shedding 6-4. Along with his victory at present, Martínez takes a step ahead in his present season, in which he hopes to emerge in the ATP, as he advances to the quarterfinals of a event for the primary time. The tennis participant from the town of Alcira had to undergo the qualifiers and made it to the second spherical this yr on the Australian, Cordoba and Buenos Aires open. Spanish tennis participant Pedro Martínez received his compatriot Pablo Andújar Thursday 6-1 and 6-4, and superior to the quarterfinals of the Rio de Janeiro Open, an occasion in which it is going to be measured with the Hungarian Attila Balazs, who received in three units the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro (1-6, 6-1 and 6-4).
End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend The Scores:GILAS PILIPINAS 84 – Romeo 17, Standhardinger 16, Cruz 11, Pogoy 9, Norwood 8, Wright 8, Aguilar 5, Jalalon 4, Abueva 3, Almazan 2, Castro William 1.IRAQ 68 – Galloway 23, Hamzah 12, Al-Khafaji 8, Ismael 6, Hamad 5, Hameed 5, Abdullah 3, Dhafer 2, Talib 2, Algburi 2, Aljuboori 0, Alazawi 0.Quarters: 17-19, 32-31, 60-40, 84-68.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christian Standhardinger. Photo from Fiba.comChristian Standhardinger sparked the decisive third quarter blast as Gilas Pilipinas blew out Iraq, 84-68, to stay unbeaten in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup Friday at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.The Fil-German big man dropped 12 of his 16 points in the third frame, on top of his seven rebounds, to help the Philippines break away from a tight 32-31 lead at halftime to a commanding 60-39 spread late in the period.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate Frustrations boil over after Altas’ sorry loss to Knights LATEST STORIES View comments 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas READ: Players, coaches turn into fans after Gilas’ big win over ChinaTerrence Romeo, who starred in Gilas’ 96-87 win over China, also fired 17 markers, 11 coming in the third frame where Gilas outscored the Iraqis, 28-9. He also had four assists and two boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Carl Bryan Cruz also went on a perfect 3-of-3 clip from beyond the arc to wound up with 11 points and two rebounds, Roger Pogoy added nine markers and two boards, and Gabe Norwood had eight points and seven rebounds in the decisive victory.READ: Philippines stuns China to open 2017 Fiba Asia Cup bid Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her At 2-0, Gilas has now earned the top seed in Group B and can formalize its automatic quarterfinals berth with a win against Qatar on Sunday.The Philippines bucked a poor start, where Iraq imposed its size advantage to gain control of the first half, before solving the puzzle after the break and pulling away to a lead as high as 23, 64-41, courtesy of a Raymond Almazan dunk with 8:35 remaining.READ: PROFILES: Gilas Pilipinas Final 12 for Fiba Asia Cup 2017 For the second straight game, Gilas also continued to catch fire from beyond the arc, shooting 12-of-29 from three to negate the Iraqis’ presence down low.Naturalized import Kevin Galloway was stifled in the second half as he topped Iraq with 23 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, two steals, and two blocks.ADVERTISEMENT
OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jazz coach Quin Snyder wasn’t surprised by the way Golden State came out after halftime.“They’re the best team in the league in the third quarter,” he said. “We didn’t turn it over, but we had some breakdowns. They’re a team, if you make a mistake they’ll make you pay.”The Warriors’ 42-22 margin in the quarter marked the fifth time this season they have outscored an opponent by at least 20 points in the third period.Rodney Hood scored 26 for Utah.The day after the NBA acknowledged four missed calls in the final two minutes of the Warriors-Cavaliers game on Christmas Day, Green called the practice of releasing the two-minute officiating reports “pointless.”The league acknowledged that game officials missed three fouls on Durant and one on LeBron James. Green was critical of the reports, suggesting, “It makes no sense. Like, LeBron can’t go back and get the play over and get the two free throws. So who does it help?”Kerr, declining to be drawn into the debate, said he appreciates the league’s transparency, but added, “I haven’t looked it at all year.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kevin Durant scored 21 points, Draymond Green flirted with his second straight triple-double and the Warriors used that big third quarter to zoom past the Utah Jazz, 126-101 on Wednesday night for their 13th win in 14 games.The game was the 10th straight the defending NBA champs played without two-time MVP Stephen Curry, sidelined by a sprained right ankle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe team redefined itself, Kerr said, and won nine of them.“I love what we’ve become, morphing into this defensive juggernaut,” he said.Durant, who blocked three shots and has swatted at least two in 10 straight games, said the team knew life would be different without Curry. But the Warriors held teams to an average of 95.2 points during the stretch. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vince Carter’s season-high 24 leads Kings past Cavs Golden State Warriors forwards Jordan Bell (2), Andre Iguodala (9) and Kevin Durant (35) celebrate during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, California—Even after his Golden State Warriors scored 42 points in the third quarter, coach Steve Kerr was most pleased with their defense.“I thought the defense in the third quarter was tremendous, triggered our offense,” Kerr said. “There was a different energy in the building in the second half.”ADVERTISEMENT “Defensively is where we kind of knuckled down because we knew offense was going to be a little tougher,” Durant said.Durant also said he expects Curry to be back soon. He is scheduled to scrimmage 5-on-5 on Thursday and will be evaluated Friday before the Warriors’ game against Charlotte.“I see the look in his eyes and I know he’s ready to play,” Durant said.The game was the first between the teams since the Warriors’ four-game playoff sweep in the Western Conference semifinals last spring, winning each game by double digits.Green finished with 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in three quarters, two nights after tying the franchise career record with his 20th triple-double. Patrick McCaw added 18 points.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READ
For some, a receipt is just another piece of paper that goes in the garbage but for the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC), it is the only proof of purchase that allows them to investigate a matter which can entitle one to a refund or return.This was explained by a consumer affairs officer, Feyona Austin-Paul, in an interview with Guyana Times on Tuesday. Austin-Paul was at the time explaining the process of how the Commission goes about investigating and ensuring that customers get value for their dollars.She explained that before a customer can be given a refund or return, there are certain conditions they must meet.“We enforce the Consumer Affairs Act which states that if a product is defective, a consumer has up to six months to have a form of redress and if you are asking for a return or a refund, there is a seven days policy whereby you can return an item if you made a purchase and you don’t want it anymore. It must not be damaged, must be in a proper storage or packet,” the officer noted.Austin-Paul told Guyana Times that those conditions must be met to ensure that the supplier is not taken advantage of. But before things reach that stage, according to her, the customer is advised to contact the supplier on the matter for redress. If the supplier does not look into that customer’s issue, then the CCAC steps in and talks commence to resolve the complaint.The next step from there, she said, is to have an independent technician assess the product and if a manufacturing defect is detected, the supplier must provide the customer with a refund or another item.Austin-Paul briefed, “We tell them about their obligations according to the Act and we give them the chance to voluntarily comply. There are some cases whereby we have to go and get an independent technician to do an assessment or diagnosis of whatever the issue is cause we deal with durable goods and services and we are not the experts so we contract independent experts to do our assessments for us and based on the results, once it’s a manufacturer’s defect, we tell you well this is what our findings are and we give you access to that document and you are asked to voluntarily comply”.If the supplier is reluctant to comply, the matter is then brought to the attention of the Board of Commissioners which function as a judicature on the Commission and would do its own investigations before declaring a decision on the way forward.If suppliers are still stubborn, they can be taken to court.In the past, the Commission has lobbied for customers to ensure that they collect and furthermore, demand their receipts. The unit has even advised to avoid shopping at stores that do not issue receipts.Complaints for 2018The CCAC has seen a massive increase in complaints over the past four years. In fact, the Commission has recorded a 158 per cent increase in consumer complaints while the pecuniary value has more than tripled last year when compared with 2015.In its annual report, the unit said that in 2015, some 112 complaints were received and 89 per cent were resolved. In the following year, 141 complaints were filed and 74 per cent were resolved. In 2017, these figures almost doubled as 236 complaints were received and 84 per cent were resolved. Meanwhile, in 2018, the Commission looked into 289 complaints and managed to resolve 79 per cent or 229 of same. The complaints received last year were valued at $91,868,324.Furthermore, the monthly complaints received were at an average of 24. This also exceeded previous years which were recorded at 19 complaints in 2017, 12 complaints in 2016 and 9 complaints in 2015, CCAC revealed.
The teen accused of killing a homeless man in Corriverton Market, Berbice was on Wednesday slapped with a murder charge and hauled before Magistrate Alex Moore.Dave Jacobs, 19, is accused of killing Richard Persaud Kamaldeo, called “Tyie”, on January 3, 2020. Reports are 43-year-old Kamaldeo had been living on the streets for a number of years, often sleeping at the Corriverton Market.Dave JacobsOn the day in question, Jacob and Kamaldeo had an argument, during which the teen allegedly armed himself with a sharp object and stabbed the homeless man.Jacobs reportedly told the Police that he had gone to the Market looking for a place to sleep when Kamaldeo objected, saying that it was his place of rest.Jacobs was remanded. The case will be called again on February 20, 2020 at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court.
Sovereignty of the People case…declines to commentBy Michael YoungeAttorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams on Wednesday refused to deny allegations made by his Cabinet colleagues which have created public discomfort after they suggested that the Government of Guyana had inside knowledge of how the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) would rule in the Sovereignty of the People case which it heard earlier this year.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoWilliams, who is in Miami, when contacted by Guyana Times to respond categorically to the statements made by his colleagues by denying them, bluntly refused even though such a response could have potentially put to rest the concerns that were raised in certain quarters of society about the impact the statements made by the Ministers could have on the credibility of the ruling by the CCJ.He reaffirmed that he was “confident of the case because how I did the case”.He urged this newspaper to “go to the CCJ website and listen to the arguments” before declining to deny the public utterances of Vice President and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, who is also the Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC) party, and the utterances of several other Government officials.Ramjattan had also reportedly told several People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) parliamentarians that he knew how the CCJ would rule in the matter.“I am not addressing that issue. I’ve always been a confident man,” Williams stated during the interview.Williams was also reported by the Government’s Department of Public Information as defending the CCJ against alleged attacks from the PPP which he described as “deplorable” even though the PPP has stayed away from making any definitive statements about the case.Just last week, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo reluctantly said that the credibility of the CCJ ruling could be undermined by loose talk when he was hounded by the media for a comment on the allegations that have been surfacing in Guyana and further afield following the statements made by Minister Ramjattan and others and reported in the media.At a recent political meeting held in Berbice, Ramjattan alleged that the CCJ would rule against the third term case. The Minister told his party supporters that Jagdeo would never be allowed the opportunity to run for another term in office as President. Similar statements were made by a number of other senior Government Ministers.“I don’t know whether it’s loose talk or they do have inside information as they say, but either way this could affect the credibility of the court,” Jagdeo had stated.Meanwhile, it was widely reported in the media that the judicial assistant to the current CCJ President, Sir Dennis Byron is the grandson of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and former advisor to the President, retired Justice James Patterson.Asked whether he is concerned about this, Jagdeo responded in the affirmative. He said, “It does bother me for the same reasons I gave about Ramjattan and Basil Williams who claim they know how the court will rule on this matter. It goes back to the credibility of the court.”Pressed a bit further to state whether he would be willing to run for President if the CCJ upheld the ruling of the two lower courts, Jagdeo said, “Having to go to cocktail receptions and accrediting Ambassadors and having courtesy calls and a whole range of those things that goes with the presidency like cutting ribbons and so, don’t attract me. I don’t have any desire to be part of them. What I have great desire to do, is to ensure that people’s lives, their welfare change…You figure out for yourself what I just said,” he told the media.Jagdeo went on to state that his current and most important function is General Secretary of the PPP. His main objective in that position is to prepare the Party for Government, while broadening the ethnic composition of the PPP, which is predominantly Amerindian and Indo-Guyanese.In 2014, private citizen Cedric Richardson had filed the challenge, arguing that Act 17 of 2001, which was passed by a two-thirds majority of the National Assembly, unconstitutionally curtailed and restricted his sovereign and democratic right and freedom as a qualified elector to elect a former President as the Executive President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.Contending that the limit was unconstitutional and illegal, Richardson also wanted the court to determine whether a referendum should not have been held, instead of the two-thirds majority in the National Assembly having the power to decide to limit the number of terms.The other restrictions were: to also declare unqualified to run for the presidency citizens of Guyana not resident in Guyana on Nomination Day; citizens of Guyana resident in Guyana on Nomination Day but who have not been continuously resident in Guyana for seven years prior to that date; and citizens of Guyana by registration.After several months in the court, former Chief Justice (ag) Ian Chang ruled in favour of Richardson’s argument, saying that the term limit on presidents is unconstitutional without the approval of the people through a referendum.However, the decision did not sit well with the Attorney General and former Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman, both of whom were named respondents in the court action. They asked that the ruling be “wholly set aside”, but the Appeals Court also upheld the High Court’s decision as it felt that a decision on the term limit rested with the people via a referendum, and not the National Assembly. It sought to impress the point that people should choose whom they “please to govern them,” and noted that this was essential to all other rights.During the February 2017 decision, then Chief Justice (ag) Yonette Cummings-Edwards, who also sat on the panel, was the only one that had given a dissenting judgement.The matter was then taken to the Trinidad-based CCJ, which heard the case on Monday, March 12. A decision could be made at some point during this year.
The well-received new home renovation tax credit of up to $1,350 expires on February 1, 2010 so that it will spur spending on construction jobs now. Central to this plan is over $7-billion in new money for roads, bridges, drinking water, sewers, recreational facilities and other vital infrastructure, creating thousands of new jobs in the construction sector and the industries and businesses that support it. This plan will stimulate the economy, protect jobs today and create jobs tomorrow. If you want to learn more about what Budget 2009 means for you, your family and your community, go to www.fin.gc.ca MP Report by Jay Hill, M.P. “A Made-for-Northern BC Economic Action Plan” Permanent tax relief, including an increase in the basic personal exemption and the income threshold for the first two tax brackets, means you keep more of your hard-earned money to spend as you see fit. Seniors on fixed incomes will benefit from our Government’s second $1000-increase to the Age credit since coming to office. Small businesses with a sound business plan should find it easier to access financing from the Business Development Bank and the Export Development Corporation thanks to an infusion of $5-billion. Prince George-Peace River municipalities will directly benefit from an additional $500-million for the Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund, which funds smaller communities. Municipalities that don’t have cash for their share of these federal-provincial-municipal cost-shared projects, will have access to a new $2-billion federal program offering them direct, low-cost loans.Advertisement In a measure we advocated in concert with our local forest sector, the EI Work Sharing program is being extended by 14 weeks to help avoid more layoffs while the industry recovers. Regular EI benefits will also be extended by an extra five weeks. For communities and workers already hit hard by the global economic crisis, a new $1-billion Community Adjustment Fund will help our forest communities restructure and diversify their economies. Plus, $170-million is allocated to help forest companies develop new products and pursue new opportunities in the international marketplace. Roads, bridges, community projects and colleges. Enhanced Employment Insurance (EI) and training. Further tax cuts. More access to financing. Help for towns hardest hit by the global economic downturn. Incentives for housing and construction. – Advertisement – That’s what YOU asked for as our Conservative Government consulted with Canadians. And that’s exactly what’s in Budget 2009, our economic action plan to recover and emerge even stronger from the global recession. There is an additional $1-billion for EI training programs, plus another $500-million in training for older workers and $500-million in training specifically for workers who’ve spent years working in one industry, such as long time mill workers. The self-employed, who do not qualify for EI, such as forest contractors, can now access $500-million in EI-financed training. One item that arose directly from Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s meeting with Prince George stakeholders, is a $2-billion program to fund maintenance and repair projects at post-secondary institutions, including the College of New Caledonia.Advertisement Our government’s prudent steps in the past have sheltered Canada from a full-on blast from this global economic tsunami. However, now is the right time to launch temporary, targeted stimulus measures to jumpstart the economy and get people back to work.
Fullerton (13-13, 7-5) had reduced a 10-point Long Beach lead to just five (62-57) with 3:19 to play thanks to two free throws by India McDaniel and a 3-pointer by Dayana Frias (18 points). The Titans suddenly had the momentum, and with the season Long Beach has had, a collapse was not out of the question. The 49ers missed their next shot attempt, but Wade stole the ball on Fullerton’s ensuing possession. After having the ball passed back to her, she calmly nailed a 3-pointer to get the 49ers back up by eight points with 2:11 left. Wade, a reserve, scored six points and had three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 11 minutes. Robert Morales can be reached at email@example.com or (562) 499-2552. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Long Beach trailed 10-0 with 3 1/2 minutes gone and then 19-7 with 12:54 to play in the first half. The 49ers (6-21, 3-10) outscored the Titans 66-40 the rest of the way. Karina Figueroa led the way with 29 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. Following a narrow defeat at home Thursday to first-place UC Riverside, Figueroa said this team could be successful if it just played with confidence. Saturday, the 49ers appeared to have plenty. “Of course,” Figueroa said. “You need confidence to shoot, confidence to make it, confidence to play defense. You can’t really excel without confidence. Today, we showed it. And it was basically the whole team.” Brett Timmons must have been feeling it. The 6-foot-2 freshman forward came in averaging 2.6 points and 3.0 rebounds, but she scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Junior guard Tyresha Calhoun had eight points, four assists and four steals. Sophomore forward Kaiti O’Brien came up with eight points and five rebounds. Arguably the most important moment in the game belonged to freshman forward Ally Wade, however. LONG BEACH – Clutch shots, big-time defense, solid rebounding and poise are not terms usually associated with this season’s Long Beach State women’s basketball team. But the 49ers did all that and more for the last 33 minutes of their Big West Conference game against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday. The result was a 73-59 upset victory over the Titans before 706 at Walter Pyramid.
George Graham has told Jack Wilshere it is time to ‘get his act together’ after the Arsenal midfielder was pictured smoking and drinking at a Las Vegas pool party.The former Gunners boss believes the 22-year-old will receive a dressing down from Arsene Wenger when he returns to training as a result of his close season antics.And Graham claims Wilshere’s behaviour is not befitting of a player tipped to captain club, and country, in the future.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “Arsene Wenger is the right man to deal with it. He wants a person to not only train well and eat well, but behave well.“After the bad publicity shots in the newspapers, somebody has got to have a word with him and I think Arsene Wenger will do.“His career has not gone anywhere in the last 18 months. The papers now want any sort of publicity of players misbehaving and he has got to get his act together.“Arsene Wenger has to have a word with Jack and tell him the responsibility he has now got. They were talking about him being a future Arsenal captain and a captain shouldn’t be acting like that.”