Football Viewers’ Guide: FCS Playoffs 2nd Round

first_imgSouth Dakota at Sam Houston State, Saturday, 2 p.m. CT, ESPN3National TV:ESPN College ExtraDirecTV 793Online:ESPN3http://WatchESPN.comWatchESPN and ESPN appsTalent:David Saltzman, play-by-playDustin Fox, analyst FRISCO, Texas – Only 16 teams remain in the NCAA FCS tournament, with Sam Houston State and Central Arkansas beginning their playoff runs this weekend after receiving byes in the opening round. Both teams have home games starting at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Coverage will be available on ESPN3 and ESPN College Extra. New Hampshire at Central Arkansas, Saturday, 2 p.m. CT, ESPN3National TV:ESPN College ExtraDirecTV 792Online:ESPN3http://WatchESPN.comWatchESPN and ESPN appsTalent:Mike Watts, play-by-playTyoka Jackson, analystlast_img

Rubén García: “We are confident and we will go for the game”

first_imgNo doubt in Pamplona it is the game of the year, it is different. We have to assimilate that, if all the matches are important, we have to give this a bonus, especially at the mental level. There are three points at stake and we are going to measure eleven against eleven, but we already know what it means to measure yourself to such a team, and more belonging to Osasuna. There is a certain rivalry.As for the environment, what do you expect?I know that for the fans it is an important game and that they live it in a special way. We also have to give this meeting the importance it has.Real Madrid has been measured a few times …Yes. I don’t know how many times exactly but I have measured them a few times. In my first year in Levante I played against them. Then Mourinho trained him and there were Xabi Alonso, Cristiano, Higuain … It was a different time than now. It’s always nice to be able to play against players like that. I remember a game at the Bernabéu, in which in the 40th minute we were winning zero one and we ended up losing four to one. In a couple of plays they made the game. The Bernabéu squeezes a lot. It is a very complicated field.He has pending feeling what it is to beat Madrid and mark him.Yes. With the Levant I don’t remember winning them. I remember two games at home, which we were winning and in the absence of two minutes we had the victory. It would be nice to win and also these types of victories usually have a lot of impact.What would it mean for you to mark Real Madrid?Beyond marking Madrid, I would be happy that it was a goal that would help the team. If the goal were victorious, it would be special. Not only for beating Madrid, which is a challenge, but the really important thing would be to be able to help the team with three points. It would be a step forward and be closer to the goal. It will be very complicated, but it will be tried. Where do you think is the greatest danger of the Zidane team?On an offensive level they are doing very well, they are making many goals and also these great teams, when they catch good streaks, they usually fit very few. It has very effective players above, which overflow a lot and closing behind makes it very difficult to beat them. In El Bernabéu they have already shown us that it is not easy to create opportunities and harm them and here they will come with the same intention. It is true that we play at home, before our fans, and we have a lot of confidence in us and we will go for the game.Which Madrid player do you see better at this time?I think one of the key pieces is Casemiro, in the midfield. Beyond travel, effort and disputes, I think it is the team’s stopwatch and who stabilizes it. He gives it a lot of contention and for teams like that, players like him are key.If I could, which Madrid player would Osasuna be brought to?I could not tell you. We have the players we want. It is not only a matter of what a player can contribute in the field, it is also necessary to adapt to the costumes and grace to God in Osasuna everyone is very adapted. It is true that I could choose any player, there are so many good in Madrid that I would not know how to say one.You have already shown that you are able to face any team and more in El Sadar.We are aware of the connection we have with the fans and everything we have done. But it is of little use to think now of everything we have done if we do not succeed in trusting ourselves and our possibilities. We may not be at our best in terms of sensations and security in the field, but we are not going to go crazy now for losing some games, nor could we think we had everything done when we had that good run. We have to keep trying to improve and I think we can do something nice.Osasuna usually presses very high. Can a team like Madrid be played like this?Yes. He is a rival who dominates all tactical variants and at the offensive level. We may be ourselves, but we must also be aware that we will have to do many things well and be very focused to be able to harm them. They are a rival that, with little, can do you a lot.On a personal level, how are you feeling?In pre-season I had discomfort in the pubis. With work and insistence I have been improving, although it is an injury with which you have to continue working and strengthening. I have gone from less to more, finding myself great. In these last games I am playing more than half a point, a position in which I already played last year. I am happy to participate and continue contributing things to the team, with goals or assists. I’m very happy.It has been rumored that in the winter market some team tempted him …I have read something. In the world of football there are these things that are a bit more extra-sports. I don’t like being aware of these things, I usually handle them through representatives. You get things but I have been focused at all times and at no time I thought about leaving. When you are happy in a place and you feel the confidence and you are in fullness, you do not look beyond to continue contributing things and to continue working.What have you found in Osasuna that you have not found in other equipment?I have found something very important, which is emotional stability, beyond football. This is something fundamental to be happy and then translate it on the pitch and to be in life, and in the day to day, oneself. When you arrive at a new place you have doubts and do not know what awaits you. I was lucky to get it right and find the right place. I am very happy and I think that people who know me notice it and those who see me on a sporting level think that they see me comfortable in the field. This serves to keep growing and be better every day. Do they face the week differently or is it more the media fuss that forms?The players don’t realize that much. You focus on making it one more week of work, to improve and to work to the fullest. But it is true that around you notice something different. We try to avoid everything that surrounds it and focus on day to day.He is going to play his first Osasuna- Real Madrid in El Sadar …center_img It is one of the key pieces of the Arrasate team. Its quality does not go unnoticed and in fact the rumor mill says that some team tempted him in the winter market. However, Rubén García does not think of anything other than Osasuna, where he has found stability on and off the pitch. He knows that Madrid will make it difficult for him, but he fully trusts the possibilities of his team.Real Madrid arrives at El Sadar, is it a special match?It is always special to play against Real Madrid, even more so when it becomes the leader. It is a meeting that El Sadar lives a lot and we, as players, also like it. It is a beautiful game that everyone wants to play.last_img read more

Durant leads short-handed Warriors past Portland

first_imgAs he expected to do this winter, Matt Barnes announced his retirement on Monday.Barnes, who received his Warriors championship ring Nov. 27 at Oracle when Golden State hosted his former Kings and hometown team, posted his news on Instagram with a selfie.“Had a cool 15yr run!! Traveled the world met alota cool people, some will be brothers for the rest of my life!” he wrote, later adding, “Love me or HATE ME, I DID IT MY WAY!!”TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Lillard notched his 10th 30-point performance of the season. … The Blazers made their initial 23 free throws before a miss and wound up 23 of 25 from the line. … Portland led 28-27 after the first but gave up a 15-4 burst in the second.Warriors: Durant passed John Stockton (19,711 points) for 44th place on NBA career scoring list. … Andre Iguodala played his 1,000th career regular-season game, becoming one of 126 players in NBA history to do so. … Second-year guard Patrick McCaw returned after missing two games with a concussion and bruised nose. Young will enter the concussion protocol. … Curry rode a stationary bike during the morning shootaround. Pachulia took some one-handed shots during warmups. … Golden State committed five first-quarter turnovers and 14 in all.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: At Miami on Wednesday.Warriors: Host the Mavericks on Thursday. 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’ Now, the Warriors will get to stay home for almost the entire rest of the year except for a trip to face the Lakers on Dec. 18.CJ McCollum scored 21 points and Zach Collins added season-bests of nine points and seven rebounds before fouling out of Portland’s fifth straight loss. This marked the first meeting of the season between the West rivals after Golden State took all four games last regular season and then swept the Blazers in the first round of the playoffs.The Warriors have won the last seven regular-season meetings and also seven in a row at home.After missing his first four 3-point tries, Thompson hit from deep in the final 30 seconds of the first half as the Warriors led 59-47 at the break.BARNES RETIRESADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Mirotic, Portis lead way, Bulls blow out Celtics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (35) is defended by Portland Trail Blazers’ CJ McCollum (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors won, 111-104. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif.— Kevin Durant had 28 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots, leading the short-handed Golden State Warriors past the sluggish Portland Trail Blazers 111-104 on Monday night.Klay Thompson overcame a cold shooting start to score 24 points as Golden State played without two-time MVP Stephen Curry, who is nursing a sprained right ankle and missed his third straight game. Draymond Green sat out with a sore right shoulder while starting center Zaza Pachulia was sidelined for his second game in a row because of soreness in his left shoulder.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanocenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Damian Lilliard scored a season-high 39 points with five 3-pointers playing back home in Oakland. He hit a 3-pointer late in the first half with Durant in his face and pumped his arm to celebrate.Durant, who earned Western Conference Player of the Week honors on Monday, shot 11 for 21 and Nick Young contributed 12 points in 13 minutes off the bench before leaving with a concussion in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseDavid West scored in double figures over consecutive games for the first time with the Warriors and his first since 2015-16 for San Antonio.Rookie Jordan Bell scored in double figures for the second time with 11 points, while Omri Casspi and Shaun Livingston also started for the defending champions, who were coming off a 6-0 road trip. It marked the franchise’s first time doing so in that long of a stretch away from home. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View commentslast_img read more

San Sebastian sends UST to second straight loss in Filoil

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames RELATED VIDEO ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Stags held a respectable 55-47 lead after the first three periods but the Growling Tigers roared back with a 12-2 run that Marvin Lee capped off with a three-pointer of the right wing for UST’s 59-57 lead.Allyn Bulanadi, however, sparked San Sebastian and spearheaded a counter in the form of an 13-0 run to get the 75-64 lead with less than three minutes left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSan Sebastian’s senior first tied the game at 64-64 with 5:36 left and broke out his version of a Euro step that gave the Stags a 70-64 lead.“It’s a good thing we won the game but with the way we’ve played it seems we’ll be having a hard time in future games because we’re still relying on our veterans,” said San Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya in Filipino. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Filoil: Benilde beats depleted Lyceum for second straight win Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident San Sebastian averted disaster and stopped University of Santo Tomas, 79-71, in the group stage of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Friday at the tournament’s namesake arena.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ “We need to play sustainable basketball but this is a good experience for the team.”UST stretched the floor to take advantage of its shooters and shot 12-of-37 from deep, but that was what Macaraya wanted to happen.“Actually that was the shot we gave UST, we have to choose and that was our game plan,” said Macaraya whose team matched the Tigers with its 10-of-23 shooting from beyond the arc.Bulanadi led the Stags with 23 points while John Calma came away with 10 points, 17 boards, and five blocks.Marvin Lee had 23 points and five assists to lead UST, which remains searching for its first win after two games, while Renzo Subido added 16 points.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

1st female gamers qualify for NBA 2K League draft pool

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 2K League is entering its second season and did not have any female players in its inaugural year. Before last season’s draft, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver called the lack of gender diversity “a disappointment for all of us so far.”Women have had difficulty breaking into professional esports. Among the most popular circuits, League of Legends Championship Series and the Overwatch League have each had just one female player.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 04: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver anounces the #1 overall pick in the first during NBA 2K League Draft at Madison Square Garden on April 4, 2018 in New York City. Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Two female gamers have been invited to attend this year’s NBA 2K League draft, the first time women will be included in the draft pool.Chiquita Evans from Kentucky and Brianna Novin from New Jersey qualified for the esports draft through the league’s online combine. They are both expected to be at Barclays Center for the event Tuesday night.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 awardcenter_img Kelly Oubre, Devin Booker help Suns stun Bucks Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Dis Boy Seh to Dem Boys

first_imgDear Editor,Dem Boys in de waterfall paper seh a lot, but they need to member dat every rope gat two ends and they never called to get Guyana Goldfields end of the rope, when deh seh, “dem shareholders and Guyana Goldfields cussin one anodda”.Dem aught to be careful wid who dey get their information from because not all skin teeth ah laugh. Dis boy is a serious boy and woulda not put two feet into Guyana Goldfields river without knowing how deep river is. We are a serious company tryin to do de rite tings, de rite way.We are declarin all gold and de Government of Guyana is at de mine as de gold is pored. We are not sheddin dem Guyanese workers. We have 729 Guyanese employees and more dan 300 contractas at de mine site and hope to hire more.I invite dem boys to come and visit de mine in person because if yuh eye nah see, yuh mouth nah must talk. I promise you it is not de “Government of Guyana gettin play like a yo-yo”. I think dem boys will find dat nah every crab hole get crab and dem boys bein fed rotten crab by someone. We are a partna in Guyana’s development and have nuttin to hide from no one including de waterfalls paper. We take members of de press and de Government to the mine regularly.For my friends in the diplomatic community and other foreigners, below is a translation of the above paragraph in English, plus one other paragraph with additional information you should read.To the Guyanese, I apologise for my less than perfect Creolese and encourage them to listen to both sides of the story.This Boy, Says to Dem BoysDem Boys at Kaieteur News say a lot, but they need to remember that there are two sides to every story and they never contacted Guyana Goldfields to get our side of the story when they printed, “The shareholders of Guyana Goldfields are cussing one another”. They should be careful with whom they get their information from because not everyone who smiles at you is your friend. I am a serious person and I would not join Guyana Goldfields without knowing the full situation.We are a serious company trying to do the right things, the right way. We are declaring all gold and the Government of Guyana is on site as the gold is poured. We are not letting employees go. We have 729 Guyanese employees and more than 300 contractors at the mine site, and we hope to hire more.I invite Dem Boys to come and visit the mine in person because you should not talk bad without first getting all the facts. I promise you, it is not the Government of Guyana that, “is getting played like a yo-yo”. I think that Dem Boys will find that not everything turns out to be as you expect it to be, and in this case, Dem Boys are being fed misinformation. We are a partner in Guyana’s development, and we have nothing to hide from anyone, including Kaieteur News. In fact, we regularly take members of the press and the Government to visit the mine and its operations.The Kaieteur News also ran an article on Sunday that implies that Guyana Goldfields is somehow taking advantage of the Government and people of Guyana with tax concessions as part of our investment agreement. We are not taking advantage of anyone. We are a publicly traded company in Canada in good standing with all laws and regulations. Yes, we are a for-profit business and the business of a business is to make money for its owners, which in our case are our shareholders.If you look at our publicly released financial information, you will see that for 2018, the Government of Guyana received US$14,983,000 in royalties and the company’s net earnings were US$5,367,000 after expenses. Government getting almost three times more than the company’s profit without investing a cent. Not a bad deal anywhere. Mining in remote areas is not cheap and the cost of transporting, feeding, and caring for 750 employees and more than 300 contractors, almost 1000 who are Guyanese, is not cheap and all of this money is spent with more than 255 local suppliers, contractors, and companies.We pay payroll taxes on all these employees. We pay VAT on our local purchases. We have been here for 22 years and made no money for the first 19 years, yet we invested well over US$200 million of our money to get the mine operational. In fact, in total, we have invested more than US$400 million. There is no company in Guyana that could have done this in this remote part of the Essequibo, which is threatened by a foreign power to the west.Concessions like VAT exemptions for Foreign Direct Investment in remote areas are very normal throughout the world; and frankly, without such incentives, the jobs and contributions to the economy these investments bring likely would never materialise. Again, we are a serious publicly traded company that is under attack by a group of dissident shareholders. We look forward to the vote on May 22.Nuff nuff sehd.Perry Holloway,Snr Vice-President,Guyana Goldfieldslast_img read more

Gov’t Discharges 4 Ebola Survivors

first_imgGovernment yesterday discharged four Ebola patients from the ELWA II Ebola Treatment Unit supported by the French charity, Medicine Sans Frontiers (MSF) amid cheers from onlookers and families of the survivors.Those discharged were among victims of the recent outbreak in Margibi County, which was a result of the death of a 17 year old boy from the virus, health reports said.The survivors were discharged by the authorities of the Ministry of Health. Their ages range from 9 to 24 years. They included 3 males and one female.At the ceremony, Deputy Health Minister, Tolbert Nyenswah, reassured the public that there was no need to panic as the country is now well prepared with the requisite medical capacity to tackle the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).According to him, the immediate and effective response of the health team to this latest outbreak of the virus is a clear indication that the country has the capacity to put any outbreak under control and help those victims move on with life after they have recuperated.“When we speak of capacity, I mean we have a good health team that can rapidly provide treatment and save lives as demonstrated by the five persons who were being declared free of the virus,” said Nyenswah.At present, there are no confirmed cases in the country, which Nyenswah believes is a clear indication that the country now has a good capacity to deal with the deadly virus.Meanwhile Minister Nyenswah urged the survivors to continue the preventive measures to ensure that they keep safe since more than 100 other persons are still under observation, a sign that the Ebola fight is not yet over.Dr. Moses Massaquoi of ELWA II, said the survivors were taken to the ETU and were confirmed positive of the virus, but because of the quick intervention by medical teams, they were treated and discharged.The survivors admitted contracting the virus after they ate a stray dog, but medical investigations disproved their version of the contact.They vowed never to eat dog meat any more for the rest of their lives, adding, “From today if we see a dog passing, we will avoid coming in contact with the animal.”Meanwhile, Ebola has killed more than 4,800 people in Liberia before the country was declared Ebola transmission-free on May 9.Samples taken from the 17-year-old boy show the virus is genetically similar to viruses that infected many people in the same area more than six months ago, the World Health Organization has said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BoI into accidental release of “Satan” completed

first_img– once apprehended, he will go straight toprison – Prisons’ DirectorThe Board of Inquiry (BoI) into the accidental release from prison of murder accused Alvin Reid, the 35-year-old who is also called “Satan”, has been completed, and its findings will soon be made public.Director of Prisons Gladwin SamuelsAlvin Reid, also known as “Satan”, who was mistakenly freed from prisonThis is according to Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels, who told Guyana Times on Saturday that, having been tasked with investigating the circumstances surrounding the unauthorised release of that prisoner, the BoI would determine the outcome for ranks who had been on duty and had handled the matter at that time.“Satan”, however, remains on the run as law enforcement officials continue to comb villages in search of him. A wanted bulletin was last week issued for his arrest, but the Police have made no progress in apprehending him.Samuels noted that when ‘Satan’ has been recaptured, he will face no additional charges for the blunder that led to his release.“The thing is: if he is rearrested at any point, it is just for him to be brought straight to the prison, since there is a valid warrant for his imprisonment. So it is not a situation where he has to be taken before the court and all of that. Also, the BoI is finished, but I still have to go through it and prepare a report to send out.”This blunder of the ranks is said to have occurred because the murder accused had also been on remand for a lesser offence, on which he was freed. It was upon conclusion of the interviewing process pending release for the lesser offence that the rank released “Satan”, being unaware of the information regarding the murder charge against the man. By the time the rank was finally provided with that crucial bit of information, the murder accused was long gone.“Satan” was, in September 2018, committed to stand trial for the murder of 14-year-old Malika Hamilton, whose body was fished out of the Hope Canal, East Coast Demerara, on August 12, 2016.It is alleged that she was reported missing after going for a swim with the accused and another male.Police arrested “Satan” a few days after Hamilton’s body had been found, having found him hiding in a barrel at a relative’s house. He was subsequently charged and remanded. The unrepresented accused had alleged that Police ranks had beaten him to say things that he did not know about.A Magistrate subsequently threw the matter out, after ruling that Police had not made out a case against “Satan”. The Police subsequently filed an appeal, and in September 2018, Satan was rearrested. This time around, police had provided further evidence against him.Magistrate Peter Hugh had ruled that sufficient evidence was provided for “Satan” to stand trial.last_img read more

Rising from ashes of rage

first_imgThe violence escalated and spread through downtown as footage of the Denny beating was broadcast by TV news helicopter crews hovering overhead. Over the next four days, 55 people were killed, more then 2,300 injured and an estimated $1 billion in property looted or destroyed. “Rodney King,” says longtime African-American activist Danny Bakewell, “was merely really the straw that broke the camel’s back.” Bakewell and others say King was the symbol of the two cultures that had historically co-existed in Los Angeles and of the increasingly noticeable inequalities in virtually every aspect of life – inequalities that suddenly could be documented on videotape and evoke human rage when shown over and over again in the new age of the technological revolution. “The biggest problem we had,” says Bakewell, who today is the publisher and editor of The Sentinel, the city’s largest African-American newspaper, “was how do you lock down the rage so that the community is not completely annihilated in terms of all the burning and the looting?” The answers did not come easily. The immediate solutions proved wrong. As Montana Daniels rolls out of his tricked-out, cherry-red Chevy pickup watching a hypnotic Flii Stylz hip-hop video on his laptop, it is his white T-shirt that grabs the eye as he arrives at his uncle’s South Los Angeles home. A large photograph of the street sign of Los Angeles’ notorious Florence and Normandie intersection unfurls on his shirt front, along with a line asking, “Where U At?” “I’m here,” says Daniels, a production assistant for Michael Kahn, the director of the music video that celebrates the post-riot African-American life, which has become synonymous in pop culture with Florence and Normandie. Kahn’s video was shot on West 71st Street, just a block from the intersection that became known as the flash point of the Los Angeles Riots. There, on April 29, 1992, white trucker Reginald Denny was attacked and beaten by a mob of African-Americans angered by the acquittal of four white LAPD officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King. Corporations pledged $500 million to Rebuild L.A., which was created to help the riot-torn areas recover but which actually spent much of the money elsewhere, according to records archived at Loyola Marymount University. The Los Angeles Community Development Bank, the other major public-private partnership formed to resurrect riot-torn South Los Angeles, is also history – mired by bad or questionable loans and, according to one report, having seen only 11 percent of the jobs it created going to the people it was supposed to serve. “All those well-intentioned programs were doomed from the start,” says John Bryant, founder and board chairman of Operation Hope, the nation’s first nonprofit investment banking organization, which was born within days of the riots. What has resurrected South Los Angeles, say Bakewell, Bryant and other business leaders of the area, has been good old-fashion capitalism. Last Monday, Operation Hope unveiled the rebuilt South L.A. to a half-dozen busloads of bankers and other businessmen. Their caravan of buses, with former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young aboard, toured parts of the city – the intersections of Slauson and Crenshaw, Slauson and Western, Slauson and Vermont and up and down Crenshaw – streets that in the aftermath of the riots resembled bombed-out war zones patrolled by the National Guard, the Army and the Marines. “Billions of dollars have been invested in our community,” Bryant says. “You look on Crenshaw Boulevard, not one implosion of an investment. “These investments haven’t been just black, or Latino, or white or Asian because the color of money isn’t black or white or brown. The color of money is green. “The real success story here, 15 years later, is the state of mind of the community has changed: Being a victim is so yesterday. Someone finally realized: economics. When we see something we don’t like, we used to picket it. Now we buy it.” Indeed, more than 80 percent of the buildings that burned in the riots have been replaced with supermarkets, pharmacies, auto parts stores and fast-food restaurants – but poverty and crime persist. Today, the average annual paycheck for residents in South L.A. is less than $30,000, compared with more than $40,000 countywide, a larger gap than existed just before the riots. Unemployment in South L.A. is at 25 percent, more than three times the statewide average, and South L.A. has seen the number of jobs drop 45 percent since 1992. “We live in a paradox,” says City Council President Eric Garcetti. “We have the lowest crime rate in 15 years, but our youth homicide rate has never fallen. We live in a paradox, with the lowest unemployment rate in 30 years in Los Angeles County, but South L.A. has fewer jobs today than it did 15 years ago.” Fifteen years after the fact, it may be that the legacy of the 1992 riots – the worst in U.S. history – has been that South Los Angeles is forever changed, its role as an African-American bastion evaporating much as Boyle Heights on the city’s Eastside once had been the focal point of Jewish social and community life. Ironically, Florence and Normandie, the flash point of black wrath in the riots, has become a microcosm of what amounts to black flight from the area, which has become increasingly Latino – with Daniels, 26, among the few who have stayed. “My grandmother has been here since ’69. This here is home,” says Daniels, who has lived his entire life in the house on West 71st Street. “Stability is the best thing. Nothing could tear me away.” But even Daniels and his family acknowledge that the neighborhood around Florence and Normandie is undergoing a Latino gentrification, with the single-family homes being bought up by middle- and upper-middle-class Latinos. Across the street from the Tate home on 71st Street, a remodeled four-bedroom house is on the market for $490,000. On 69th Street, the two-bedroom house recently sold for close to that price. “I would say that all the families moving in on the street, buying homes, are all Hispanics,” said Locke High School music instructor Joshua Jimenez, who lives on 71st Street in the home that his father, producer Benito Jimenez, bought five years ago. The Florence-Normandie neighborhood was more than 90 percent African-American in 1992 but just 29 percent black by the 2000 Census – and is projected as less than 25 percent today. Hispanics represented 68 percent of the neighborhood’s population in 2000 and today are believed to be more than 75 percent. The surrounding 8th Council District was only a fraction over 50 percent African-American in 2000, when two of three South Los Angeles council districts – which have been black strongholds for almost half a century – were already overwhelmingly Latino. In 2003, the City Council, hoping to blur collective memories of violence and blight, changed the area’s official name from South Central to South Los Angeles. Meanwhile, African-Americans have been making their own migration to nearby Inglewood or, like Bobby Green – the black trucker who with three others rescued Denny from the mob – to the newer, eastern suburbs of Southern California. “It’s a new South Los Angeles,” says Jimenez, whose family occasionally throws block parties where his family’s band plays salsa and the air is filled with the distinct smells of spicy Mexican food. “The Florence-Normandie area has a history of violence and racial strife, but that’s changing, too. “And it’s not just Hispanics who are changing it. There are still African-Americans who live here, and we have a white family or two that you’ll be surprised to find. “We’re all getting along.” Dollars welcome Black flight South Central gone tony.castro@dailynews.com (818) 713-3761160Want 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

Taylor and Fort St. John say the exploitation of the North has begun

first_imgIn a press release late Thursday, the two communities say Minister Oakes, Minister for Community Sport and Cultural Development is confusing the public and making incorrect statements about the Fair Share agreement.In a statement to the Vancouver Sun, Minister Oakes said the province paid northeast municipalities $26 million more than it collected in rural property tax from the industry last year under the deal.  Going on to say “The current Fair Share agreement is simply unsustainable and not reflective of the amount of money government is actually receiving from the rural property tax.”According to Fort St. John and the District of Taylor, the Minister fails to point out that since 2003, the Province has taken over $20 billion in land sales, royalties and other taxes out of Northeast B.C.  Communities in this area over that same time received less than half of one per cent of all the revenue collected by the Province.- Advertisement -Net Cash Expenditures | Create infographicsMayor Ackerman, in a press release stated, “The Province should be thinking about supporting development of the municipal infrastructure on which it’s Site C and LNG projects are completely dependent. Their actions are counterproductive to the best interests of all parties, industry, local business, our citizens and the Province.”District of Taylor Mayor Rob Fraser believe the reputation of the Province is in jeopardy. “If they are prepared to tear up our existing MOU, whose agreement is safe? Obviously no ones. The Province is demanding ‘Give us your industrial tax base.”The two communities say they will be meeting with industry in the future to warn them that the Province is jeopardizing their ability to accommodate their growing workforce and families.Advertisementlast_img read more