Former LVR star Sean Denison answers call from Russia, inks trial deal with Spartak Primorje

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson DailyIt’s taken more than five months but former L.V. Roger Bomber Sean Denison has found a home.The Bomber grad recently inked a trial contract with Spartak Primorje of the BEKO Professional Basketball League in Russia.“I’m excited to be playing again,” Denison told The Nelson Daily from Russia.“The team plays very unstructured offensively and has a run and gun style which is just perfect for me.”“It will be interesting to see how this season plays out,” adds the 26-year-old Denison.Denison has been on hold since leaving Eisbaeren Bremerhaven of the German Bundesliga in the spring.The 6’11”, 245-pound center/forward decided his former club was not the answer to his career.So taking the free agent route Denison waited until his agent found another team, most likely in Europe.However, when NBA Commissioner David Stern and his owner pals decided to lockout the players, there was gluten of NBA players on the market looking to keep busy.“The lockout played a part but it wasn’t just that, my last season wasn’t as good as it could have been,” Denison explained. “There’s no telling all of the factors involved but this year it took longer to find something good.”Spartak Primorje plays in Vladivostok, a city of 600,000. Vladivostok is the administrative center of Primorsky Krai, Russia, situated at the head of the Golden Horn Bay, which is not far from Russia’s borders with China and North Korea.Spartak Primorje, 4-4, has been on the road but returns home for a game against Spartak after suffering losses to Triumph 92-82 and Lokomotiv-Kuban 79-72.Denison, who played in Turkey after graduating and playing four seasons of NCAA Division One Men’s Basketball with the Santa Clara Broncos, has spent most of the fall training at LVR with Bombers.However, prior to Christmas an early present came in from his agent.“The contract came up kind of fast as my agent told me about the team being interested and the situation looked good so I responded immediately letting them know I was interested too,” Denison said.“From there it was just a matter of getting my visa organized (the Russian embassy was closed for holidays at the time) and getting over there.“From the time I signed the contract it still took a couple weeks to get here just because I had to get a new passport in order to process my visa.”The BEKO PBL, in its second year of play, is the top league in Russian. The league has 10 teams and sports former Utah Jazz star Andrei Kirilenko, who signed a deal with CSKA Moscow in the fall.So there is little time for Denison to make an impression with the coaching staff.“The wait was worth it but I’m definitely happy to be playing again.”last_img read more

Ighalo and Silva… the players who may MISS end of season if it’s delayed

first_imgA HOST of Premier League stars could miss the end of the season with the campaign set to be extended.All games have been postponed until at least the first weekend of April although that could increase as the coronavirus continues to spread globally.⚠️ Read our Coronavirus in Sport live blog for the latest news, updates and cancellations3Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi and Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta have already tested positive for the virus while a host of squad members are self-isolating.That includes West Ham boss David Moyes and fellow staff after they came into contact with Arteta during a league fixture, while Everton players have also been advised to isolate after a number of first-team stars showed symptoms.Premier League chiefs will need to decide the best way to reschedule fixtures without it having an impact on next season – but it will leave a whole host of players in limbo with their contracts expiring at the end of June.There will be question marks as to whether those stars will be able to play if the campaign is extended beyond the end of June, which is becoming increasingly likely.The high-profile names include Manchester City’s David Silva, Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen and Manchester United’s on-loan striker Odion Ighalo.Ighalo has been an integral figure for the Red Devils since his loan move from the Chinese Super League in January.3 Odion Ighalo arrives at training wearing a face maskCredit: Eamonn and James Clarkemost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’3The Nigerian, 30, has scored four in three United starts as they look to mount a Champions League charge.Other names include Arsenal’s midfielder Dani Ceballos, Chelsea duo Willian and Pedro and United anchorman Nemanja Matic.Here is a full list of players whose contracts expire from every Premier League club at the end of June.ArsenalPablo Mari (loan ends)Matt MaceyDani Ceballos (loan ends)Aston VillaPepe Reina (loan ends)Danny Drinkwater (loan ends)Borja BastonMatija SarkicKeinan DavisBrighton and Hove AlbionBeram KayalEzequiel SchelottoBournemouthSimon FrancisArtur BorucAndrew SurmanCharlie DanielsRyan FraserJordan IbeJack SimpsonHarry Wilson (loan ends May 30)BurnleyAaron LennonPhil BardsleyJoe HartAdam LegzdinsAshley WestwoodRobbie BradyJeff HendrickUEFA plot four-team mini tournaments to decide Champions League and Europa League as coronavirus suspends seasonChelseaWilly CaballeroWillianPedroOlivier GiroudMarco van GinkelCrystal PalaceStephan HendersonScott DannEvertonMaarten StekelenburgLeighton BainesCuco MartinaDjibril Cisse (loan ends)Oumar NiasseLeicester CityEldin JakupovicChristian FuchsWes MorganNampalys MendyLiverpoolAndy LonerganAdam LallanaNathaniel ClyneManchester CityDavid SilvaClaudio BravoManchester UnitedOdion Ighalo (loan ends)Nemanja MaticTimothy Fosu-MensahNewcastle UnitedRob ElliottAndy CarrollDanny Rose (loan ends)Jack ColbackKarl DarlowJetro Willems (loan ends)Javier ManquilloValentino Lazaro (loan ends)Nabil Bentaleb (loan ends)Jamie SterryMatthew LongstaffNorwich CityOndrej Duda (loan ends)Sheffield UnitedPhil JagielkaLeon ClarkeJack RodwellRicky HolmesJohn LundstramKieron FreemanRichairo Zivkovic (loan ends)Panagiotis Retsos (loan ends)Mohamed Besic (loan ends May 30)Dean Henderson (loan ends May 30)SouthamptonKyle Walker-Peters (loan ends May 30)Kevin Danso (loan ends)Shane LongTottenham HotspurJaphet TangangaJan VertonghenMichel VormWatfordBen FosterHeurelho GomesAdrian MariappaJose HolebasDaniel BachmannWest Ham UnitedPablo ZabaletaCarlos SanchezTomas Soucek (loan ends)Wolverhampton WanderersJohn RuddyPhil Ofusu-AyehBright EnobakhareMax KilmanEnzo Loiodice (loan ends)last_img read more

Simeone: from the lack of players to ‘overbooking’ in three weeks

first_imgThe injuries have stopped tightening Simeone. Just look at two lineups in the last month to check: Atlético has gone from making a list with only 14 field players available to overbooking. Atlético-Granada, February 8. Correa and Vitolo become the rojiblanca forward, Vrsaljko, eleven months without an official match for his knee injury until before the derby, again headline. On the bench, Lemar and Carrasco, ten days after returning, are accompanied by Saponjic (62 minutes in two games: 60 ‘in the Cup against the Cultural, 2’ in the League and now), Toni Moya, Manu Sánchez and Ricard. Atlético-Villarreal, February 23, just fifteen days later: from the Cholo list the kids have disappeared, all are players of the first team. Simeone must make three discards. “Blessed problem”, that the Argentine thought after so much trouble. If Diego Costa had a few minutes 100 days after going through the operating room To have a cervical disc herniation, Morata was already on the team after recovering, in 16 days, from the muscular injury he suffered in the derby against Real Madrid. Before that game the Argentine coach had already lost his star signing of the season, João Félix, another muscular injury, in his right leg, and then he saw how another of his soccer players also entered the operating room: Trippier, pubalgia. The word “nursing” produced cold sweats. From San Rafael to ‘déjà vu’The return of the pre-season ‘stage’ to Los Angeles de San Rafael had controlled the team what last year was a serious problem, the muscle injuries, which were around number 50 throughout the season. It was, but on account drops. Everything accelerated in December. The medical part of each protagonist party again. The 21 has been the last of Lemar. But since December 11 and at a new devilish pace. Lodi, Koke, Lemar, Giménez, Koke, Trippier, Arias, João Félix, Herrera, Morata and Lemar again. February on the Cholo charts was cold and hungry. But in the last week, of spring time, the sun has entered its infirmary. Morata recovered, Costa returned, João Félix has recovered, Trippier too, Herrera is already training with the group, although he did not enter the list. Lemar is the only member of that infirmary three weeks ago full. Today is the red and white bench.last_img read more

PSL: Cignal fends off Cherrylume for first win

first_imgChristopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Mylene Paat led HD Spikers with 20 points while Rachel Ann Daquis added 14.Mary Anne Mendrez and Judith Abil combined for 32 markers for the Iron Lady Warriors. Justin Robert ValenciaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The first set loss was because of the low attitude of my team, however, I reminded them of our game plan and what did we practice,” Cignal head coach Edgar Barroga said in Filipino.Ahead 9-8 in the third set, HD Spikers unloaded a 6-0 run to pull away for good.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 crownCignal took advantage of the blocking department with eight while the Iron Lady Warriors only swatted six.The loss dropped Cherrylume to 0-2. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Cignal averted an upset and overcame Cherrylume, 19-25, 26-24, 25-21, 25-22, for its first win in the 2018 Chooks-to-Go Philippine Superliga Invitational on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.A quick 3-1 sprint in the fourth set capped by an AC Masangkay drop ball sealed the victory.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan 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 Senegal, coach Cisse look to recreate 2002 World Cup magic LATEST STORIES Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town View commentslast_img read more

Keep bribes secret for 10 years, FIFA won’t punish you

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Corruption was scrubbed as an official misdemeanor during secret meetings where executives executed the first overhaul of the code since a wave of scandals left soccer’s governing body “clinically dead” by 2015. That was the hyperbole used by Gianni Infantino during a speech at the World Cup in June boasting of his own apparent achievements cleaning up FIFA.But in two years as FIFA president, Infantino has been accused of violating governance rules and forcing out officials who threatened his position.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’It will be even easier now for FIFA to banish critics.A new offense has been introduced in the ethics code — defamation. There are no specific examples, providing flexibility for the ethics committee to decide on the burden of proof — as with all cases. LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms A player holds his head as he lies on the pitch. APLONDON, United Kingdom — FIFA has officially eradicated corruption. All it took was pressing the delete key.Soccer officials and players who bother checking out the new code of ethics governing their conduct will find the word “corruption” missing. They will also discover how to now avoid being banned for paying and receiving bribes.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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Former WWE star Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dies at 63 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The 2012 code said “prosecution for bribery and corruption” was not subject to a “limitation period.” However long it took investigators to uncover offenses, you could still be sanctioned.But section 12.1 of the new code states, “Bribery, misappropriation of funds and manipulation of football matches or competitions may no longer be prosecuted after a lapse of ten years.”The message to soccer officials not deterred from seeking to profit from bribery and fraud by the criminal cases: As long as the misdemeanor is not discovered for 10 years you will be in the clear at FIFA.Ethics prosecutors now only have five years to complete cases into other general breaches of the code — half the previous time permitted to uncover wrongdoing.The new code does allow the lead ethics prosecutor Maria Claudia Rojas to enter into plea bargains to resolve cases that do not involve bribery, misappropriation of funds or match fixing. But that could add another layer of murkiness and secrecy, keeping cases hidden from public view.“The new FIFA is a democracy it is not a dictatorship,” Infantino told FIFA members during an address in 2017. “It is a transparent organization … a deeply honest organization.”But ask for clarity on changes to the ethics code that helped to banish a raft of unscrupulous officials and there is little willingness to be transparent. FIFA was ill-prepared to respond to questions following an Associated Press review of the new code ahead of its implementation. The Zurich-based body only says the changes were based on proposals from the ethics committee, who soccer fans never get to hear from.During their first years in the job, the heads of the investigatory and adjuratory chambers of the ethics committees have been blocked from speaking to the media by FIFA.FIFA finally has found more compliant scrutineers of ethics. The previous judge and prosecutor were ousted in 2017 by Infantino, prompting them to claim FIFA’s integrity was being jeopardized by the president.After the revamp to the ethics code — approved in private by the FIFA Council — soccer’s resolve to kick out the crooks still seems ambiguous. Particularly when the very word corruption has been purged. /cbb In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “Persons bound by this code are forbidden from making any public statements of a defamatory nature towards FIFA and/or towards any other person bound by this code in the context of FIFA events,” section 22.2 of the new code states.Those found to have defamed FIFA will be banned from any football-related activities for up to two years and they can be booted out for five years for repeated “serious cases.”The vagueness provides leeway for FIFA, through theoretically independent ethics organs, to punish detractors.The ethics code was first introduced in 2004 by Sepp Blatter to provide a veneer of probity for an organization abused for personal gain by so many for decades. Of course, Blatter was expelled from the FIFA presidency for financial misconduct in 2015 by the ethics committees he created. Blatter’s toppling came amid the fallout from American prosecutors indicting dozens of football officials and entities for corruption — the concept now erased by FIFA from its principle English-language ethics documents.Bribery is still prohibited in the ethics code, but the ability to prosecute cases has been weakened.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Canada dedicates rainforest to Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

first_imgThe Province of British Columbia, Canada will dedicate the Great Bear Rainforest to The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC), a pan-Commonwealth forest conservation initiative in Her Majesty The Queen’s name.The announcement was made by the Premier of British Columbia, Christy Clark.Great Bear RainforestThe Great Bear Rainforest is an iconic and globally significant area covering 6.4 million hectares along the central and north coast of British Columbia. It is home to a quarter of the earth’s temperate rainforest and 26 separate First Nations. It is also the only place in the world where the Kermode, or Spirit, Bear is found.Increasingly threatened by industrial logging, the Government of British Columbia passed historic legislation earlier this year to protect the Rainforest’s ecology and indigenous people.Making the announcement, Christy Clark said: “The Great Bear Rainforest is a global treasure, and all British Columbians have a stake in protecting it. The international recognition conferred by The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy is something all British Columbians can be proud of.”Michael Lake CBE, Director of The Royal Commonwealth Society said: “The inclusion of the Great Bear Rainforest in The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy highlights Canada’s on-going commitment to the Commonwealth and its leading role in conserving key ecological and indigenous peoples’ cultural values. The ecosystem-based management regime for British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, developed in collaboration with First Nations, industry and environmental organisations, provides an example that other Commonwealth countries can look to when pursuing their own forest conservation agendas. The Society is proud of this important Commonwealth initiative, conceived in The Queen’s name and honouring Her commitment as Head of the Commonwealth.”Canada’s commitment to the QCC joins those previously received by Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Belize, Jamaica, Malta, Mauritius, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom and Zambia.The announcement comes before Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge travel to Canada for a Royal Tour later this month to visit British Columbia and the territory of Yukon. This will be the second tour to Canada by The Duke and Duchess who made their first visit in 2011.The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy was launched in 2015 with the goal of uniting the Commonwealth’s 53 members in conserving forests for future generations.The Great Bear Rainforest is one of the planet’s largest intact temperate rainforests, covering 6.4 million hectares along the central and north coast of British Columbia.The World Wildlife Fund has ranked the Great Bear Rainforest as a globally outstanding ecosystem due to its biological diversity and rank.last_img read more

Former Fort St. John man to coach Mexican soccer club

first_imgThe 48 year old soccer veteran holds quite an impressive resume. He is a former winger for professional clubs such as Ajax and Genoa, winning nine national as well as international titles with Ajax. He was also a member of the 1998 Netherlands’ European championship winning team.Along with experience on the pitch, Van’t Schip is also a seasoned bench boss, a career that began by coaching the Ajax youth club, eventually earning a spot as an assistant coach for the Netherlands’ national club from 2004 until 2008, during which the club qualified for the World Cup in Germany in 2006, as well as Euro 2008.Van’t Schip will replace Ignacio Ambriz, who will be leaving the club after a run of six defeats within the league and the Libertadores Cup. Since his reign as head coach began in January, Ambriz led the Chivas to four wins, three draws and five losses in the Clausura championship.- Advertisement -On Saturday, the Club was beaten by home rivals Atlas, losing all hope in playing in the quarter finals in The Apertura, the first of two championship tournaments in the Mexican Season, which begins in August.The newly acquired soccer coach has his work cut out for him, as out of this year’s 17 game season, Van’t Schip’s Chivas currently sit 15th with 15 points from 16 matches. Only the top eight teams qualify for a shot at the title.Guadalajara is Mexico’s most popular and successful club, boasting an impressive 11 league titles earned, their last being won in the 2006 Apertura.Advertisementlast_img read more

Germany coaching staff rallies behind Karius

first_imgHead coach Joachim Loew, team manager Oliver Bierhoff and Koepke, all currently in northern Italy for a World Cup training camp, sent Karius a text message following Saturday’s final in Kiev.Koepke, a World Cup winner and European champion with Germany in the 1990s, slammed certain extremely critical remarks of the 24-year-old Karius in the wake of his two glaring mistakes.“It’s very borderline and totally incomprehensible on the part of experts with whom I played myself,” said Koepke, notably taking aim at former Germany star Lothar Matthaeus who called it the “worst goalkeeping display in the last 20 or 30 years”.“It’s a very brutal thing to experience,” added Koepke. “I hope he will be supported by Jurgen Klopp and by Liverpool so he can get through it.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Two dreadful mistakes from Loris Karius gifted goals to Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale in the Champions League final © AFP/File / LLUIS GENEBERLIN, Germany, May 29 – Germany’s coaching staff sent a message of support to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius after his costly errors in the Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid, goalkeeping coach Andreas Koepke said Tuesday.“We have tried to help him pick himself him up and we wrote to him telling him to keep his head up,” said Koepke, the former Germany international.last_img read more

Jerry Brown seeking to reduce emissions from airplanes

first_imgTwo months after asking federal officials to crack down on greenhouse gas emissions from ocean-bound ships, California Attorney General Jerry Brown will demand the same restrictions on airplanes today. Brown will announce at Los Angeles International Airport this morning that he is petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to enact tougher standards on pollution from airplanes. Joining in the petition are three states, including New Mexico, several environmental groups, the District of Columbia and New York City. “Aircraft are subject to only the most rudimentary emission controls for a limited set of conventional pollutants and no control whatever for greenhouse gas emissions,” according to Brown’s petition. Brown has called aviation “a large and rapidly growing source” of greenhouse gas emissions. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe petition also says California is particularly at risk from melting ice caps, declining precipitation and rising temperature. The number of devastating wildfires will increase if global warming is not tackled, according to the petition. Representatives from the EPA were not immediately available for comment. The EPA has the legal authority to set such regulations because it already limits the emissions that cars produce, according to the petition. Brown said the Bush administration’s lack of action on global warming is why it took so long to focus on pollution from airliners. When asked if this current petition would make any immediate difference, he said, “I think it’s very important to lay out the record. Let Congress know. Let the world know.” The agency typically takes six months to respond to such requests. The petition asks the EPA to begin the formal process to limit greenhouse gas emissions from all aircraft arriving or departing from U.S. airports. Domestic flights accounted for about 97 percent of flights in 1999, according to the Attorney General’s Office. The petition also cites a Massachusetts Institute of Technology report to Congress that recommended several methods of increasing fuel efficiency and reducing aircraft greenhouse gases, including: increasing capacity at airports, use of single-engine taxiing and use of continuous rather than stepped descents. Both the European Parliament and the International Civil Aviation Organization — a United Nations agency — have approved some proposals dealing with aircraft emissions. 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

Burkle divorce papers unsealed

first_imgCourt documents unsealed Thursday claimed billionaire Ron Burkle tried to shortchange his wife by forcing her to accept an unsecured agreement that would pay her $30 million plus interest and a house if the couple ever divorced. An appeals court ordered the documents to be released after the California Supreme Court nullified a law Wednesday that critics said had been sought by Ron Burkle to shield financial records of people getting divorced. Lawyers for Janet Burkle, who filed for divorce in 2003, argued in the documents that her husband concealed pending mergers in 1997 – when the agreement was reached – that would create one of the largest supermarket chains in the nation. “Ron knew that he had already successfully negotiated two huge merger transactions generating many times $30 million,” her lawyers said. Ron Burkle, whose estimated personal wealth exceeds $2 billion, is also a well-known political contributor who has given millions of dollars mostly to Democratic candidates and campaigns. He’s also given more than $200,000 to Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his campaigns. He cited the state privacy law in his case with his wife and argued that information about his business transactions and holdings should be kept confidential. Sensitive information is often blacked out of court records, but the law in question allowed the entire document to be sealed and did not give judges any discretion. Lawmakers have been mulling a less restrictive law, but an Assembly floor vote was postponed indefinitely last week. “Legally, we’re still sort of where we were the day before” with the appeals court decision, said Sen. Kevin Murray, D-Culver City, a sponsor of the revised bill. The current law must go back to the lower court and remains in abeyance, he said. Murray hopes to move his bill to a vote in the Assembly.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThrough his Yucaipa Cos., Ron Burkle owned the Ralphs and Food 4 Less grocery chains. The 2nd District Court of Appeal sided Thursday with Ron Burkle, rejecting the claim that he had hidden assets. Burkle was pleased with the decision, said his attorney, Dennis Wasser. “After receiving the benefits of the settlement for several years, Mrs. Burkle simply decided she wanted more,” Wasser said. “It is unfortunate that Mr. Burkle’s desire for privacy was exploited as a tactic in this case.” Attorney Hillel Chodos, who represents Janet Burkle, did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment. last_img read more