Kia defends latest trade, prefers veteran talent over one rookie

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s just that the Picanto are looking for more seasoned players, according to the legendary coach.READ: Kia pleads for understanding: ‘Give us a chance to prove our philosophy’“Everybody that will come from draft might not have the necessary experience that we’ll be needing in molding a competitive team. Besides, I always believe that players that make it to the PBA are talented to make it to the pros.”Lipa said that the decision to trade the pick to San Miguel for a number of veterans fits more with what the Picanto’s wants to be “unconventional type of basketball” this season.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene New Kia team manager Joe Lipa and team governor Bobby Rosales. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netNewly appointed Kia team manager Joe Lipa is well aware of the talent his team will miss out on as the controversial trade involving the top pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft pushed through on Friday.But Lipa said he doesn’t mind losing one top-flight player if that means Kia will acquire veterans who will all embrace the mentality they are trying to inculcate going forward.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments 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 “One man cannot spell the difference from a team winning a championship. But for us to have three to four veteran players who we believe isn’t only talented but can also contribute to the development of the younger players, we believe that we can be very competitive,” said Lipa Friday during a small chat with reporters at Azure Residences in Bicutan hours before the trade was approved.READ: PBA approves Kia-San Miguel tradeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Picanto acquired Ronald Tubid, JayR Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy, and a 2019 first round pick in exchange for their top pick this year, which is expected to be Christian Standhardinger.“Don’t get me wrong, Christian Standhardinger is a great player. I’ve seen him play and the boy has a big potential,” he said It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson San Sebastian moves up the stepladder, sets date vs San Beda Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Cops track sex offenders

first_img“We have had a problem, particularly with the transients. If they don’t come and register every 30 days, we don’t know where they have gone,” Waite said, explaining that transients have to register every 30 days under state law, while people who have stable residences register once a year. In 1947, California was the first state in the nation to enact a sex-offender registration law, and the state’s Megan’s Law was enacted in 1996, allowing law local enforcement agencies to notify the public about sex-offender registrants who could pose a risk to the public. The law is named for a 7-year-old New Jersey girl who was raped and murdered by a known child molester who had moved across the street from her family. Sgt. Randy Foushee of the Simi Valley Police Department said the grant will help all the local law enforcement agencies in an important task. “The law enforcement community recognizes that we need to communicate on a regular basis because some of these sex offenders are moving around from community to community,” he said. “We have to communicate and we are doing that.” In November, California voters approved Proposition 83, known as Jessica’s Law, to improve monitoring of sex offenders and increase penalties and restrictions on where sex offenders can live. The law is named after a 9-year-old Florida girl raped and murdered in 2005. Among other things, the new law bars registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of any school or park. Once police find that someone is not at a site where they have registered, “We immediately start looking, make contact and make sure they are complying with the rules,” Waite said. Of the new task force, he said, “It makes the whole system run more efficiently.” Officials said the $687,750 grant from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services will be divided among the three counties to improve training and public awareness of the laws governing people registered as sex offenders and how the public can use the Megan’s Law Web site to monitor their neighborhoods. In California, www.meganslaw.ca.gov keeps track of more than 60,000 registered sex offenders. The grant money also will provide for a deputy to work full time tracking registered sex offenders and act as a deterrent by letting the sex-offender registrants know they are being monitored, Waite said. “It allows us to update our systems,” he said, “get ahold of these guys, see what they look like now, and keep track of them.” [email protected] (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A state grant is helping the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department keep better track of registered sex offenders with a new task force involving Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. The $687,750 grant will help the sheriff’s departments in the tri-county area work with local police departments and immigration and probation agencies. “It helps us better track the sex registrants and keep the database updated. It makes the whole system run more efficiently,” said Sgt. Tim Waite, a supervisor of the Sexual Assault Unit for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. The new task force is called the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) team. last_img read more