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Warriors’ Iguodala has a knack for big playoff performances

first_imgGolden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala celebrates a score against the San Antonio Spurs in the second half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 116-101. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Andre Iguodala knocked down another clutch 3-pointer and let out some rare emotion, triumphantly reaching his arms out wide as he ran back to the defensive end. The Golden State swingman had thrown down a spectacular alley-oop dunk only 31 seconds earlier, and he was feeling it as the clocked ticked away on a second straight lopsided playoff win.There’s something about Iguodala in the postseason. He paces himself through the regular season to be fresh and ready — and sometimes dominant — on the big stage for the defending NBA champions.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In 2015, Kerr moved Iguodala into the starting lineup, and he became Finals MVP as the franchise captured its first championship in 40 years.Golden State is hoping for the same this spring. Iguodala had only started seven times before Game 1 of the playoffs Saturday, when he had seven rebounds, four assists and three points.That’s after he missed four of the final five regular season games with a sore left knee.“He’s definitely got to pace himself, the man’s played so much hoops in the last 15 years,” Thompson said. “Andre is a gamer. He is going to step up in the biggest moments, and right now it’s the playoffs. We have all the trust in the world for him, that’s why he’s a Finals MVP.”On Monday, Iguodala finished with 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting with four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block.And he can guard anybody.“His hands are so good. That’s the small thing that people don’t realize, he’s got great hands when he gets steals,” Kevin Durant said. “So guys are just thinking about that when they’re trying to score on him. As a scorer you’ve got to think about something other than getting to your spots or getting into your rhythm and it throws you off just a little bit. And that’s all you need to guard the best player, just for them to think just a tiny bit and Dre does that.”Iguodala was part of the Warriors group that traveled to the Hamptons to persuade Durant to join a super team in July 2016.“I always knew what Andre could do,” Durant said. “I played two USA teams with him, so I kind of knew his value. He’s not one of those guys that’s going to go out and say, ‘Here, Dre, give us 30 points.’ He’s one of those who can do just about everything good — he can shoot, he can pass, he can dribble, he can defend, he can rebound, he can do all those things really good. It’s not like he wants to do one thing more than the other.” 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 “For us to be able to throw Andre out there really 1 through 4 both offensively and defensively, it’s an incredibly valuable weapon,” coach Steve Kerr said.That’s when he has been at his brilliant best for the Warriors — and they are getting their money’s worth from a major investment last summer.Many feared he might leave, but Iguodala received a $48 million, three-year contract to stay put and chase another championship. Even if he could have landed a bigger role elsewhere.“Well, we met with him and we gave him our pitch and lots of money so we were hoping he wasn’t going to leave,” Kerr said. “I didn’t anticipate him leaving because he knows this is a great situation for him and we rewarded him for everything he’s done and for what we think he can do for us. I think this year was a good example of that. A lot of people were grumbling about he’s not shooting the ball well or whatever. … It’s the incredible defense, amazing awareness, intelligence, leadership.”Iguodala keeps it simple, whether he’s in the lineup or coming off the bench: “Just try to do whatever it takes to help the team get over the hump and get a win.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’center_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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The Warriors will go for a 3-0 lead Thursday when the best-of-seven series shifts to San Antonio.At 34, Iguodala knows how to take care of himself over the long grind of an NBA season, all to be prepared to do whatever is asked of him in the playoffs.last_img read more

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Transition needed for sugar industry to survive – US Embassy deputy

first_imgBy Shemuel FanfairSugar is a “problematic” enterprise and for it to be sustained, a substantial transition is needed if Government wants to discontinue awarding large subsidies. This is according to Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy, Brian Hunt, who in an interview with this publication noted that sugar production costs are much higher than what you can “reasonably expect to get” in return on the world market.US Deputy Chief of Mission Brian HuntFinance Minister Winston Jordan“The fact is that the cost of production is too high, the mechanisation is too low, the number of people that are being employed for the amount of crop produced is probably much too high; and there is going to have to be radical transformation or there is going to have to be some sort of social agreement that the government is going to continue to bail it out year after year, which becomes increasingly difficult economically over time,” the deputy chief observed.He pointed out that the European Union (EU) has been pushing for some time for transformation of the sector but stated that he does not believe that the expected transformation was achieved.“At the end of the day, I think the reality is that there needs to be a much more systematic way in which the government goes about restructuring the industry…the new government did do a very comprehensive study of what was going to be needed and they are moving forward with some of those changes [but] it’s not to say any of this is going to be without pain,” the diplomat further explained.Hunt pointed out that, “some degree of pain” will befall those who are employed in associated sectors of the sugar industry. He however posited that the industry should be mechanised more in line with neighbouring producer, Brazil:“I think overall you don’t have a whole lot of choices in sugar; the only way to get the price down so that you can sell competitively with large producers like Brazil is moving in the direction of mechanisation and streamlining the industry.”When calls were made last month for another bailout to the cash-strapped sugar industry, Finance Minister Winston Jordan opined that the recent challenges have made sugar “not as sweet” as it used to be. Jordan explained that to sustain what he deemed an “expensive industry” the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) would have to undergo “severe structural transformation[s]” for it to be sustained.Cash-strapped GuySuCo has since the beginning of this year closed the Wales Sugar Estate on West Bank Demerara, putting some 1700 workers out of jobs, as the company does not have the finances to operate, much less refurbish the Wales facility. The Agriculture Ministry had stated that there was a “gloomy outlook” for sugar prices in the foreseeable future and Wales Estate has been projected to make a loss of $1.6 billion to $1.9 billion this year.The authorities are contending that this coupled with the extent of refurbishment needed renders this estate prohibitively costly to maintain.GuySuCo said that it will be exploring the feasibility of alternative ventures utilising the Wales lands, while government had outlined that “agricultural workers at Wales will be absorbed by Uitvlugt up to the extent of suitable vacancies on that location. Surplus labour would have to be made redundant. The same principle would apply to the other departments.”Additionally, the La Bonne Intention (LBI) Sugar Estate, East Coast Demerara, is expected to be closed within this year, possibly placing another 800 employees on the breadline. Some of those workers are expected to be absorbed by the Enmore Estate.In reference to Wales Estate converting to dairy production, the Finance Minister had said that the government was petitioning the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for a loan to aid in agricultural development.“We are talking to IDB to get an agri development loan that will look at agricultural diversification…this loan is going to target dairy and livestock development,” Jordan explained.He however cautioned that the loan was still in its formative stages. The country’s finance manager had noted that most of government allocations to the industry has already been expended.“This year, we put in $9B… today, almost 75 per cent of that has already been transferred… El Niño reduced the first crop by 30,000 tonnes. This obviously means that the sugar industry will be coming to government again for more money…this is the reality, this is not something that government can change overnight,” he had noted.last_img read more

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Liberals get set to vote Friday

first_imgRegistered Liberals in the Peace River North Constituency will choose their May 12th election candidate Friday evening.Voting will take place at the Pomeroy Hotel in Fort St. John and the Woodlands Inn in Fort Nelson, from 5pm to 9pm. Voters will have the choice of choosing a single candidate or voting in order of preference.If one candidate does not receive a first choice simple majority, then the candidate with the least number of votes, will be dropped from the ballot. Those who have voted in order of preference and whose first choice was the dropped candidate, will then have their second choice considered.- Advertisement -This process will continue until one candidate does get a simple majority of the votes.Once again the candidates are in surname alphabetical order…Fort St. John City Councilors Lori Ackerman and Dan Davies…former Fort St. John City Councilor, Pat Pimm…Chetwynd Mayor, Evan Saugstad…and, District 60 School Trustee, Linda Sewell.As soon as they’re available, results will be posted Friday night on Energeticcity.ca.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Lewis’ key bucket keeps OSU perfect

first_imgRon Lewis hit a key driving layup and the Buckeyes closed with an 11-4 run to break open a close game, winning 63-56 Saturday in Columbus. Ohio State (22-3, 10-1 Big Ten) was in trouble throughout the second half before Lewis broke a 52-all tie with a layup with 3:07 remaining off a long pass from Mike Conley Jr. The Buckeyes won their ninth game in a row and ran their record to 16-0 at home. David Teague led the Boilermakers (16-9, 5-6) with 17 points. Carl Landry added 13 and Tarrance Crump 12. Aggies star Acie Law, who averaged 19.9 points in his previous 10 games, was held to nine – ending a streak of 15 games in double figures. But he made one of the biggest shots of the game when he hit a 3 with 3:11 left to break the Cornhuskers’ spirit after they had pulled to 57-51. At No. 7 Pittsburgh 74, Providence 68: Aaron Gray took control inside to finish with 22 points after sitting out much of the first half in foul trouble, and Pittsburgh rallied to shake off stubborn Providence’s upset bid. Pitt (22-3, 10-1 Big East) won its fifth in a row and 12th in 13 games despite playing sluggishly most of the game against a conference opponent it has dominated of late, winning seven in a row and nine of 11 against the Friars. At No. 8 Memphis 95, Tulane 51: Robert Dozier and Willie Kemp each scored 13 points to lead a balanced offense, and Memphis routed Tulane for its 27th consecutive victory at home. No. 9 Kansas 92, at Missouri 74: Julian Wright set a career high with 33 points to go with 12 rebounds, and Kansas held Missouri without a basket for more than nine minutes in the first half. Wright St. 77, at No. 10 Butler 65: DaShaun Wood scored 30 points and Wright State ended Butler’s winning streak at nine games. At No. 22 Georgetown 76, No. 11 Marquette 58: Jeff Green scored 24 points, Roy Hibbert had 23 points and 11 rebounds and Georgetown celebrated the 100th anniversary of Hoyas basketball by snapping Marquette’s eight-game winning streak. No. 24 Arizona 77, at No. 13 Oregon 74: Freshman Chase Budinger had 30 points and 10 rebounds, Ivan Radenovic hit a go-ahead jumper with 6 seconds left and Arizona rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Oregon. Marcus Williams’ hook shot put Arizona (17-7, 8-5 Pac-10) ahead for the first time, 68-66, with 3:17 left, and the Wildcats stretched the lead to 73-66 on Budinger’s 3-pointer. But Tajuan Porter hit a 3 to put Oregon (20-5, 8-5) up 74-73 with 22.2 seconds to go. At No. 14 Washington State 59, California 46: Daven Harmeling scored 26 points and Washington State beat California to sweep the season series. No. 15 Air Force 60, at New Mexico 51: Jacob Burtschi and Nick Welch combined for a rare four-point trip late in the game and Air Force shook off a horrendous start to beat New Mexico. At No. 17 Oklahoma State 93, Texas Tech 91 (2OT): Mario Boggan had 35 points and 14 rebounds as Oklahoma State won its third multiple-overtime game this season, beating Texas Tech in two extra periods. At Mississippi 75, No. 18 Alabama 69: Clarence Sanders scored 11 of Mississippi’s final 12 points to cap a rousing comeback in a victory over Alabama. At No. 21 Southern Illinois 72, Creighton 68: Matt Shaw scored 25 points, including two key free throws with 1.6 seconds left, to help Southern Illinois hold off Creighton and take over sole possession of first place in the Missouri Valley Conference. At Tennessee 84, No. 23 Vanderbilt 57: Wayne Chism scored 17 points, Chris Lofton added 16 and Tennessee avoided getting swept by its state rival. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img At No. 4 Wisconsin 74, Iowa 62: Alando Tucker scored 21 points and the Badgers overcame a halftime deficit to beat the Hawkeyes. Tucker became the second player to score 2,000 points for the Badgers (24-2, 10-1 Big Ten). At No. 5 North Carolina 104, Wake Forest 67: Reyshawn Terry scored 23 points, Tyler Hansbrough added 16 and the Tar Heels reached triple digits for the seventh time this season. Brandan Wright had 15 points and fellow freshman Wayne Ellington added 11 for the dominant Tar Heels (22-3, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who matched their most lopsided win of the series. At No. 6 Texas A&M 66, Nebraska 55: Josh Carter hit eight 3-pointers and matched his career high with 26 points, leading Texas A&M over Nebraska. last_img read more

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Rehab keeps Britney out of court

first_imgAn appearance in family court sought by Kevin Federline amid a child custody dispute with Britney Spears was canceled Thursday after the pop star entered a rehabilitation program. Spears has gone into the Promises Malibu drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, her manager, Larry Rudolph, confirmed in an e-mail to The Associated Press. He gave no details. The TV entertainment magazines Extra and The Insider and the Web site TMZ.com said Spears’ mother, Lynne Spears, drove her daughter to the center, which she had reportedly been in and out of earlier in the week. The center specializes in treating drug and alcohol abuse. Last week, Spears sought treatment at a center in the Caribbean but also checked out after a day, according to various reports. Spears and Federline reportedly agreed Wednesday night that he would keep their two young sons while Spears was in rehabilitation, a program that takes between 30 and 45 days. Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini said Federline’s attorney had contacted the court Wednesday and asked to make an appearance in which one side in a dispute can come into court without prior notice. He said Federline lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan called the court’s bailiff Thursday morning “and indicated nothing is going to happen today.” It wasn’t known what issue the 28-year-old Federline planned to raise. “There was no official court date scheduled today and there is no future court date scheduled,” Kaplan said in a statement issued by his publicist, Michael Sands.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

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PCC earns ticket to state

first_img“It was a very intense game,” 11th-year Lancers coach Joe Peron said. “I wouldn’t say we did a great job, but we did all right tonight. We were much better in the second half once the shot started going in.” Freshman center Kieisha Phelps, who averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds during the regular season, had a distinct height advantage over the Pirates’ post players, but Pasadena (33-1) didn’t take advantage of it until the second half. Phelps consistently anchored herself on the right block and scored 14 of her team-high 22 points in the second half as the Lancers went on a 28-9 run midway through. It turned what had been a 41-41 tie with 13:19 remaining into a 19-point PCC lead, 69-50, with two minutes left. Phelps also had a game-high 14 rebounds, four blocks and a steal. She undoubtedly was the catalyst for a Pasadena team which only shot 32 percent in the first half and needed others to step up as 2007 California Player of the Year Jeanine Deno was held in check. PASADENA – Slow starts are nothing new to Pasadena City College’s women’s basketball team, which usually allows teams to stay close until the second half, when it turns a close game into a blowout. The pressure of the Southern California Region Bracket B final apparently didn’t alter the No. 2 seed’s pattern. The Lancers, who led by just three at halftime, turned up the defensive pressure in the second half and got some help from a few unlikely sources to beat visiting Ventura College 77-62 on Saturday at Hutto-Patterson Gym to advance to the state championship tournament for the fourth consecutive season. The state championships will be held in Fresno from March 8-11. center_img Deno took just three shots from the field for the entire game and made two. “” said Deno, who needed just seven points to reach 1,000 for her career but scored only six. “But when you take one person out, there are still four others on the floor.” Those others contributed in a big way. Sophomore guard Adriana Tovalin, who’s averaged 6.8 points per outing, scored 13, including seven in the second half. Freshman guard Christina Reeder, who averaged 2.9 in the regular season, equaled her career high with 13 points. Sophomore guard Yolonda Johnson improved on her 10 points per game with 12 against No. 7 seed Ventura (26-8), which Pasadena beat 60-48 in the first round of the Rose City Classic on Dec. 7. The Lancers led 33-30 in the first half and never led by more than seven during the period. Pirates guard Jessi Selley led all scorers with a game-high 24 points on 7-of-16 shooting. Deno had a chance to score her 1,000th point at the free- throw line with 2:02 left in the game. She stepped to the line with 998 and easily made the first, but barely hit the front of the rim on the second. Despite having to wait for the milestone, Deno said she looks forward to having another shot at winning a state title. “It means a lot,” Deno said. “I’ve been there twice now, but I’m not going to be really excited until we get the (state championship) ring. “We just need to go and get those three wins up at state.” They did a good job getting me out of my rhythm and I couldn’t find it again. sean.moses@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2213 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

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Fire station issue heats up

first_imgBaroldi and Vipperman said Friday they favor reviewing both actions. Vipperman additionally said he wants to repeal both decisions. “I’m 100 percent behind Stan in letting the people decide,” Vipperman said. Bergman said he’s willing to discuss both actions again. But what’s important to him is the cost, he added. “What people don’t understand is to use the existing site, you need to close down the City Hall and fire station,” Bergman said. “You have to bulldoze the property, and the costs are astronomical.” Bergman said as mayor he wants to educate residents about what’s involved at each of the three potential sites for a new fire station. A third option would be to build it at The Park. But residents have soundly rejected that alternative. “We haven’t done a good job of really educating the public on all the issue,” he said. While the fire station is the council’s biggest issue, another will be the completion of a new housing element of the city’s General Plan, he said. “I want to make sure we have a housing element that can’t be challenged legally,” said Bergman. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562)698-0955, Ext. 3022 Carroll alone opposed the decisions, made at the council’s March 8 meeting. He said he wants to rescind both actions, then set up a citizen committee that would draw up arguments for and against three possible fire station sites. The arguments would then go to the residents for a vote, he said. The council in February voted 4-1 to select the southwest corner of Hacienda and West roads for the new fire station. Carroll could get support from Baroldi and Vipperman to overturn all of the previous council’s actions regarding the site. Both new members have said they favor building a new station at the existing City Hall site, rather than at the Hacienda/West site. LA HABRA HEIGHTS – The city has a new mayor, two new council members – and a brewing controversy that could overturn a decision on where a new fire station will be built. Two weeks after the La Habra Heights City Council hired a company to conduct an environmental impact report on the proposed site and to begin the process of installing underground utilities, Councilman Stan Carroll announced he wants those decisions reviewed and possibly overturned. Both matters will be on the council’s April 12 meeting agenda. Carroll made the announcement Thursday, just after Councilman Brian Bergman was named mayor and council newcomers Layne Baroldi and Howard Vipperman were sworn in by Judge Phil Mautino. last_img read more

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Agog at Google profits

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After subtracting advertising commissions, Google’s revenue totaled $2.53 billion. That amount was about $40 million above analyst estimates. Pleasant earnings surprises have become routine as Google has established itself as the most profitable – and perhaps most powerful – business on the Internet. Google has now beat analysts’ estimates in all but one of 11 quarters since its big initial public offering in August 2004. The scintillating performance has helped elevate Google’s market value to nearly $150 billion, despite a 6 percent decline in the stock price since the company’s last earnings report. As usual, Google’s financial firepower flowed from its ubiquitous search engine, which has become the hub of the Internet’s largest advertising network. Google delivered 225.9 billion advertising links during the first quarter, an 85 percent increase from 122.3 billion at the same time last year, according to data compiled by online research firm Nielsen/NetRatings Inc. Google is expected to become an even more dominant force with last year’s $1.76 billion acquisition of online video leader YouTube Inc. and its recently announced $3.1 billion deal to buy Internet ad distributor DoubleClick Inc. SAN FRANCISCO – Google Inc.’s first-quarter profit rose 69 percent, maintaining the online search leader’s penchant for blowing past analyst estimates. The Mountain View-based company said Thursday that it earned $1 billion, or $3.18 cents per share, during the first three months of the year. That compared with net income of $592.3 million, or $1.95 per share, at the same time last year. If not for expenses incurred for employee stock compensation, Google said it would have earned $3.68 per share. That figure topped the average estimate of $3.30 per share among analyst surveyed by Thomson Financial. Quarterly revenue reached a new company high of $3.66 billion, a 63 percent increase from $2.25 billion last year. last_img read more

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States, counties seek funds for jailing of illegals

first_imgWASHINGTON — States and counties across the nation have yet to see a dime of the $405 million Congress promised them last year to help pay the cost of locking up illegal immigrants. The delay has burdened budgets from California and Texas to Massachusetts and Michigan as counties wait to recoup money they spent as long ago as two years. California is waiting for $85.9 million, with Los Angeles County in line for $12.5 million and Riverside County waiting for $1.2 million. The delay has prompted a growing outcry among legislators and local government officials coping with stretched budgets and booming prison populations. “It’s been a big hit for counties,” said Dian Copelin Watkins, the Washington, D.C., spokeswoman representative for the Border Counties Coalition, which represents 24 county governments along the U.S.-Mexico border. “For some of them, it’s very difficult to make up the money,” she said. Under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, the Department of Justice reimburses states and counties for the costs of jailing illegal immigrants who commit local crimes. The program was created in 1997, and California has reaped nearly $700 million from it since 2000. Still, lawmakers note the program never fully covers the costs incurred by local governments; even at its highest appropriated level it defrayed county costs by only 33 cents on the dollar. Local officials maintain that since guarding the U.S. border is a federal responsibility, paying for the costs associated with illegal immigrants also should fall on the federal government’s shoulders. In the past, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Jon Kyle, R-Ariz., have tried unsuccessfully to increase funding for the program to $950 million. But each year, the administration has tried to abolish the reimbursement budget, leaving Congress scrambling to restore at least some funding. For many states and municipalities, the funding is crucial. Los Angeles County, for example, estimates it spent more than $80 million in 2005 keeping criminal illegal immigrants in jail. “It really is unacceptable for the government to stiff people this way,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Yaroslavsky and other Los Angeles officials traveled to the nation’s Capitol this week and raised the issue at a White House meeting Thursday. “We fight to get an appropriation, and then we don’t get a check,” Yaroslavsky said. “It costs us money when we incur an expense for which we are supposed to be reimbursed, and that reimbursement is late.” Department of Justice officials blamed the problem on a delay in validating county data. Lawmakers familiar with the problem, however, said the agency has a new internal system that is causing the glitch. Few, however, were sympathetic. “It’s unacceptable,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, who said he has been trying to get answers from the Department of Justice. Schiff noted that while agencies typically need four months to eight months to cut checks after Congress approves appropriations bills, a delay of 12 months is unprecedented. “It could be June before states get anything,” he said. That puts a crimp on Colorado, for example, which is waiting for $5 million; Massachusetts, which is in line for $7.2 million; and Michigan, which has not yet seen its $1.2 million. Scott Gerber, a spokesman for Feinstein, noted that California as a whole spends more than $750 million each year to incarcerate illegal immigrants. “Senator Feinstein finds it shocking that the DOJ hasn’t reimbursed states and local governments,” Gerber said. Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said White House officials assured him Thursday that the money will be forthcoming. “There is no excuse for not giving us the back-payment dollars,” Baca said. But, he added, “Our criticisms have been duly noted, and now all we have to do is wait for the check.”— Lisa Friedman, (202) 662-8731lisa.friedman@langnews.com 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

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Carlo Cudicini hopeful Spurs star will snub summer move

first_imgCarlo Cudicini has hailed Hugo Lloris as Tottenham’s key man and is hopeful the goalkeeper will remain at White Hart Lane beyond this summer.The Frenchman is reportedly being lined up for a big-money move to Paris Saint-Germain, but Cudicini says his old club should do all they can to convince him to stay in north London.In an exclusive interview with the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Spurs shot-stopper said: “Hugo Lloris has had a fantastic first six months of the season. He is probably the reason why Tottenham are still there fighting to reach the Champions League.“He is such an important player for Tottenham. I was surprised at the beginning of the season when they brought in Michel Vorm because it looked like they were preparing for next season in case Lloris decided to go. But he signed a new contract and hopefully he will stay with the club because he is a very important player.”last_img read more

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