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  • PH hockey team ‘getting hungrier’ with newfound support

    first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ READ: Philippines wins first ever SEA Games ice hockey gold “I think everyone is getting hungrier with all the support we’re having,” said Füglister during the team’s homecoming at SM Megamall’s skating rink on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“People who weren’t interested in hockey before or didn’t know of the sport are now aware of it. We got flooded with messages of well-wishes.”READ: Filipinos break ice with 12-0 thumping of Indonesia in ice hockey The members of the Philippine men’s ice hockey team celebrate their gold-medal victory in the 29th Southeast Asian Games ice hockey tournament Thursday night at the Empire City Arena. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ SEA GAMES POOLIce hockey may not be a mainstream sport in tropical Philippines, but with the national team claiming golden glory in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games things may just turn around for the winter-based sport.National team captain Steven Füglister said Thursday the group’s inner fire have grown exponentially since their Malaysian triumph and they’re more eager to carry the Philippine colors in future international tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT RELATED VIDEO Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacueescenter_img The Philippines edged Thailand 5-4 in the gold medal game, making Füglister and his squad as the inaugural champions of the event in the regional games.Füglister, who was based in Switzerland until 2014 before moving to the Philippines, was surprised with how the SEA Games is given such a high regard in the region.READ: SEA Games: PH stays unscathed at 2-0 in ice hockey“We went to the SEA Games and we were impressed by how important was the event in the region,” said Fuglister. “It was my first SEA Games and it was a big stage for us and we’re happy we succeeded.”“A lot of these played hockey because of their love of the sport, they didn’t do it for media recognition, they did it for the love of the game and their love of their teammates.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LeBron James ‘excited’ to return to Manila for ‘Strive for Greatness’ showlast_img read more

  • Ex-PBA player powers Bataan to 4th MPBL win; Munti-Navotas match halted

    first_imgFormer Philippine Basketball Association player Byron Villarias exploded for a career-best 25 points as Bataan turned back Imus, 95-85, for its fourth straight win but the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Datu Cup doubleheader at Navotas Sports Complex ended in bizarre fashion on Saturday night.The Risers squandered a 19-point first half lead, trailed briefly in the third canto, before recovering their bearings after a flurry of treys from Villarias, who shot 5-of-7 from beyond the arc.ADVERTISEMENT MPBL commissioner Kenneth Duremdes said the game will be rescheduled at the point of stoppage during the final day of the elimination round.“We’re going to reschedule the game since the venue is not playable,” Duremdes said.“Aside from the fact that the rim is broken, the court is slippery. The safety of our players should be given more importance.”However, the league will no longer continue the game if it won’t affect the standings anymore.“Let’s say both teams are vying for a quotient or placing for the playoffs, we will continue the match with the remaining time and the same score,” Duremdes said.ADVERTISEMENT “We focused on getting better defensively in the fourth quarter,” said Villarias after Bataan improved to 4-1.“Imus gave us a tough time but we recovered in time.”Unfinished gameFEATURED 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’The night however ended in strange fashion as the Muntinlupa-Navotas duel turned out to be the first overtime game of the tournament only to be stopped after the rim was broken.The unbeaten Cagers were ahead, 98-95, with 1:35 left in the overtime period when Navotas forward Kyle Neypes’ triple forced the rim to break. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Improvements neededDuremdes, the PBA Most Valuable Player in 1998, also wants the Navotas Clutch to improve their playing venue.“They have to improve the playing venue. Otherwise, we will not hold any more games here,” added Duremdes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 3-0 starts for Santo Tomas teams MOST READ LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View commentslast_img read more

  • Ramjattan’s comments about PAC distasteful, disrespectful – Ali

    first_img…says he had opportunities to suggest changesublic Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Irfaan Ali has described as “distasteful and disrespectful” the recent utterances of Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan over the non-appointment of Attorney-at-Law Christopher Ram and Auditor General Anand Goolsarran as members of the Public Procurement Commission (PPC).Ramjattan is quoted in another section of the media as saying that he was praying for the quick establishment of the PPC so that “Cabinet no longer makes decisions on contracts”. In the very article, he also lamented the absence of “great people like chartered accountants Chris Ram and Anand Goolsarran who did not make it to become Commissioners”. He said while the names were submitted, the Opposition did not want scrutiny. “They didn’t want them,” he is quoted as saying.But Ali, an Opposition MP, took Ramjattan to task, responding that he was only seeking to confuse the public and achieve selfish motives.“The comments by Ramjattan are distasteful and disrespectful to the Chairman and members of the PAC. If Ramjattan has to apologise for any comments or commitment he has to give to anyone to be part of the Public Procurement Commission, he should not use the PAC to achieve his objective,” Ali told Guyana Times on Monday.He said it was public knowledge that when the motion was taken to the National Assembly, every member of the PPC was selected unanimously.“It was grossly disrespectful and improper and unethical for Ramjattan to suggest otherwise. The committee worked tirelessly through many Parliament sessions to come with a consensus position on this matter. It was the exceptional work of the PAC that allowed us to bring a unanimous decision on this matter to the NationalAssembly,” Ali told this publication.Further, Ali said, if Ramjattan had any objection at the time the motion was taken to the National Assembly, he had adequate opportunities to stand and suggest changes or amendments he wanted to make. “But he stood and applauded the consensus. So to try to confuse the public using the name of the PAC, speaks volume of his character and the level to which he would go to achieve selfish motives,” Ali said.Meanwhile, commenting on Ramjattan’s statement too, People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall said the comments illustrated very vividly that the Minister was yet to realise that he was in the Government, or he was powerless in the Government, or maybe both.“It is the APNU/AFC that promised the establishment of the Procurement Commission within 100 days of taking office. Over 450 days after, there is no Procurement Commission in place, although they enjoy a majority in both the National Assembly and in the Public Accounts Committee. Therefore, who is Mr Ramjattan “urging”? He is in Government. Is he urging himself? Or is it internally, his voice has no weight?” he asked.He said Ramjattan’s blaming the Opposition for the non-appointment of “great people” like Ram and Goolsarran was equally preposterous.“The Government controls the majority in the Public Accounts Committee. The Government has the power to appoint three persons to the Commission and the Opposition the power to appoint two. Therefore, if the Government really wanted to appoint those two “great people”, there is nothing that the Opposition could have done to stymie these appointments. It is Mr Ramjattan’s own Government that rejected them. Again, I have to wonder whether anyone takes Ramjattan seriously in APNU. If these were his candidates, why were they both rejected?”He said the truth of the matter was that even without the Procurement Commission, Cabinet could, if it wanted to, voluntarily give up its role in relation to no-objections to contracts.“Additionally, this Government has persistently refused to comply with the Procurement Act and has been gifting hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts to friends and cronies; for example, the Specialty Hospital, D’Urban Park and hundreds of millions worth of contracts for the cleaning of Georgetown by Central Government. None of these contracts were granted with any regard to the Procurement Act,” the former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister said.Nandlall said this had nothing to do with the PPC, but was all about “a Government steeped in unaccountability, lack of transparency and corruption”.“So Mr Ramjattan can stop “hoping and praying” and start convincing his Government to comply with the Procurement Act and stop gifting contracts to its friends. If not, the Procurement Commission would become another bureaucratic burden upon the backs of Guyanese taxpayers,” he declared.last_img read more

  • Flyers double up Valleyview Jets to close out 2016

    first_imgVALLEYVIEW, A.B. – The Fort St. John Senior Flyers have broken their three game losing skid right before the Christmas holidays.The Flyers were in Valleyview on Saturday night to take on the Jets, a team that got their first win in nearly 35 contests early last week.Rick Cleaver got the Flyers on the board first less than seven minutes in on a feed from Adam Horst and Bryan Lewis. Valleyview answered back with a pair of goals in the ninth minute of the opening frame to take a brief 2-1 lead. Brennan Giroux tied things back up at 2 apiece with 7:09 left assisted by Robbie Sidhu. Jeff Shipton’s goal in the final two minutes of the opening act gave Fort St. John the lead once again, with Cleaver and Taylor Greatrex tallying assists on the go-ahead goal.- Advertisement -The Flyers took a two goal lead at the 16:34 mark. Cleaver scored his second of the game on a feed from Shipton to make it a 4-2 hockey match. Valleyview and Fort St. John would continue to trade goals back-and-forth throughout the stanza. Adam Horst and Brady Busche would both answer to goals by the Jets, before Sidhu made it 7-4 Flyers late in the frame on a feed from Giroux and Jake Ebner.In the third, Cleaver got a hat-trick, Horst added his second, and Cole Calliou scored his first as the Flyers took a 10-4 lead. Though Valleyview would score with 49 seconds left, the Flyers doubled up the Jets 10-5 to end 2016 with a W.The start 2017 on the road with games in Dawson Creek on January 3rd, and in Spirit River on January 5th. The Flyers return to the North Peace Arena on Saturday January 7th for a game against Grimshaw.Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Allardyce: West Ham advised not to play Sakho as Africa Cup of Nations row continues

    first_img West Ham striker Diafra Sakho 1 West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has revealed the club have been advised not to play star striker Diafra Sakho until the row over his Africa Cup of Nations exit is resolved.Senegal reportedly complained to FIFA about the Premier League side’s actions after their frontman pulled out of the competition with a back injury but then played and scored in the Hammers’ FA Cup victory over Bristol City.Allardyce insisted following the game that the club had done nothing wrong by allowing the summer signing – who has scored ten goals in 16 appearances in his debut season – to play.Sakho also later spoke of his ‘sadness and anger’ after he was the subject of criticism and abuse on social media.The striker was left out of the squad as West Ham slumped to a 2-0 defeat at Liverpool on Saturday, and the manager confirmed he will not take to the field again until the situation is iron out.“With Sakho it is down to the situation we are in with FIFA,” said Allardyce.“While it is happening it is not conducive for us to be putting him on the field until it is resolved sadly.“If you speak to the lad you would know how angry and disappointed he is at being denied the opportunity to play football when it is not our fault.“We have covered all the rules and regulations but at this moment in time it is sensible to do the right thing and not get involved any more – that is what I was told yesterday.”last_img read more

  • Huge boost for Man City as key man declares himself fit for Real Madrid clash

    first_imgVincent Kompany says he is fully fit and raring to go against Real Madrid on Tuesday night.The Manchester City skipper has struggled with calf problems throughout the season and has made just one appearance in the last five weeks.He didn’t feature in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Stoke in the Premier League, but Kompany insists he is ready to lead the team out against the mighty Real in the first leg of their last-four tie at the Etihad Stadium.Asked about his fitness level at City’s pre-match press conference, the Belgian said: “100 per cent. Everything went well. When you are injured you have to work a lot harder than the rest and that is what I did.“People talk about my injuries but I talk about my comebacks. That is what I have in my head. People talk about 14 injuries to my calf and I talk about 14 times I have come back and played like I have never been away. It takes a lot of strength of character to do that.”City face a formidable challenge to reach their first ever Champions League final.Real have won the competition a record ten times and boast an array of superstars – Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale among them.But Kompany says his side are relishing the showdown with the Spanish giants and cannot wait for Tuesday night. “When you get to the semi-final, there is nothing bad for you anymore, you just want to play,” he said.“The whole squad has been positive and it has lifted us in the Premier League. It has given us something important to look forward to. If you are not hungry tomorrow, you never will be.” Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany 1last_img read more


    first_imgST EUNAN’S girls and boys U14 teams head to the South East tomorrow – to represent Donegal in the Féile Peil Na nÓg.The girls team claimed the 2014 Donegal U13 A Championship title when they defeated Moville in the final last November.They have progressed to the semi-finals of this year’s U14 A Championship after defeating Glenfin on Tuesday evening. Team managers Marty McCarron and Eunan Walsh along with mentors Elaine McGovern and Breda Kelly had the very difficult task of whittling the squad down to 24 players for Féile and will hopeful the girls will give a good account of themselves as they travel Baltinglass in Wicklow as the recent run of championship matches will have the girls in good stead for the test that lies ahead where they will face opposition from their hosts as well as Naomh Eoin, Carlow and Oliver Plunketts / Eoghan Ruadh, Dublin in Division 2.The team is backboned by several members of the Donegal U14 panel that has reached the All-Ireland B Final that is set for July 4th and is managed by St Eunan’s coach Greg Harkin, who managed the club side to that U13 title last year.Baltinglass are probably Wicklow’s best known club enjoying great success at Senior level having won 9 out of 10 championships between 1985 and 1994 that included an 8-in-a-row (they have won 21 to date) and in 1990 they claimed the ultimate prize of the All-Ireland Senior Club Championship.Their most famous players are Wicklow’s only ever All-Star Kevin O’Brien (now the club Coaching Officer) and Hugh Kenny who now manages their boys U14 Féile team. In recent years they have won several underage titles in both boys and girls football and are the reigning County Senior Ladies Football Champions.Club spokesman John Bookle said his club were looking forward to hosting in this year’s Féile, “We are looking forward to welcoming the Girls of St. Eunan’s and the Boys of Galbally to West Wicklow this year. Preparations started some months back and currently the club is a hive of activity. They are looking forward to the opportunity to give all visiting players a positive, memorable experience.”St Eunan’s U14 boys football squad qualified for the National Finals of Féile by winning their Donegal U13 Co. A Championship (2014).Indeed this side has enjoyed considerable success in recent years winning the Go Games Donegal finals with both their teams in 2013.The side contains six dual players who recently helped the U14 Eunan’s hurling team clinch a national title. The team is managed by Joe Higgins, John Ellison and Pauric Daly and will be based in the South Wicklow area of Tinahely and will compete against teams from Gusserane, Wexford; Ardboe, Tyrone and Tinahely, Wicklow in the group stages.Quarter finals in both the Féile Cup and Shield are in Wexford Town on the Saturday and all involved are aware of the challenge involved in reaching this stage. The National semi-finals and finals are pencilled in for Sunday at the Wicklow Centre of Excellence.So the Feile Peil na nÓg weekend be a challenging test for all concerned given the logistics and travel between venues and the quality of the opposition. Team manager Joe Higgins points to the goal of the team coaches in encouraging each member of the squad to continually work on improving their skills so that they progress through the club’s established coaching structures.St. Eunan’s will be hoping that last week’s successes on the Camogie and Hurling fields will inspire the footballers this weekend in the sunny south-east. Six of the girls football team played in that Camogie success. Some of the players of both teams are pictured at Brian McCormick Sports in Letterkenny with their new club colours ahead of their trip tomorrow.ST EUNAN’S U14 TEAMS GET KITTED OUT FOR FÉILE PEIL NA nÓG was last modified: June 25th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BaltinglassdonegalFeilePeil Na nOgSt EunansWicklowlast_img read more


    first_imgTHE RnaG Donegal Senior Championship quarter-finals will go ahead as originally planned in mid-September, the Donegal County Board has announced.The fixtures had been the subject of some confusion following the county’s team’s exit from the All-Ireland series, with next weekend among the dates put forward.Last night however the County Board fixtures committee – the Competitions Controls Committee – has reverted back to the weekend of September 14 and 15. Kilcar will take on Glenswilly, defending champions St Eunan’s play Malin while Sean MacCumhaills will take on Killybegs and Gaoth Dobhair will play Ardara.The intermediate semi-finals will take place on August 31 and September 1.Saturday September 14thSt. Eunan’s V Malin – Venue – The Scarvey Buncrana (6.30pm) MacCumhaills v Killybegs – Venue – Tir Chonaill Park, Donegal Town (6.30pm)Sunday September 15th,Kilcar v Glenswilly – Venue – MacCumhaill Park (3.00pm)Ardara v Gaoth Dobhair – Venue – O’Donnell Park (6.30pm) GAA NEWS: SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER FINALS NOW IN MID-SEPTEMBER was last modified: August 13th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA NEWS: SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER FINALS NOW IN MID-SEPTEMBERlast_img read more

  • Insurgents make sure to hit when cameras will roll

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! What better way for terrorist insurgents in Iraq to make headlines in the U.S. during a heavy news cycle than to attack journalists? Monday’s three-stage attack on a hotel compound housing Western media in Baghdad was the latest attempt on the part of the terrorists to regain the media’s focus at a time when the steady downpour of negative news from Iraq had let up a bit as the media were consumed with stories on the home front. Clearly this coordinated attack, which killed 20, was carefully planned. In the first stage, a suicide car bomber detonated next to a security wall surrounding two high-rise hotels, the Palestine and the Sheraton, where the Associated Press and Fox News bureaus, as well as others, are headquartered. Another bomber detonated across the square from the hotels, while a third bomber, in a cement truck, drove through the breach created by the first and blew up in the hotels’ courtyard. In making the media a target, the attack was guaranteed to do one thing – make the news in the U.S. Since Yasser Arafat began specializing in attacks on civilians in the 1970s, terrorism has been conceived for the cameras. From the slaying of the Israeli Olympic athletes in Munich in 1972, to the handling of the U.S. hostages by their captors in Iran, to the recent taped beheadings of civilians in Iraq, terrorism has been designed for consumption via media outlets. Thus insurgent terrorism in Iraq is calculated, employed not only to devastate its victims but also to make the news, thereby furthering the goals – political and ideological – of its perpetrators and those who direct them. As such, the correlation between the rate of major attacks and their likelihood of making headlines in the U.S. is not pure coincidence. An analysis of the pattern of casualties and deaths in terrorist attacks in Iraq over the past several months reveals something curious: During the 11-day period from Thursday, Aug. 25, until Sunday, Sept. 4 – the period immediately before, during and after Hurricane Katrina, when every major media outlet was saturated with images of the incoming storm, displaced persons, or the remains of a deluged city – there were comparatively few U.S. troops and Iraqis killed, and no major suicide bombings. Then, on Sept. 14, just after the heaviest Katrina coverage had begun to ebb, terrorist insurgents unleashed a storm of their own, striking in the heart of Baghdad’s Kadhimiya district with a massive attack murdering 114 Iraqis. Coordinated suicide bombings that day brought the total death toll to 150. Al-Qaida in Iraq also chose that day to announce that it had launched an all-out nationwide suicide-bombing campaign, and over the next four days, insurgents killed over 260 Iraqis in suicide bombings and other attacks. When plotting out the number and timing of terrorist attacks in Iraq, it is clear that the 11-day lull before, during and after Katrina is especially unique, and does not seem to coincide with Hurricane Katrina’s onslaught by pure coincidence. Nor does the ferocious resurgence of major coordinated terrorist attacks throughout the latter half of September seem random. After all, the hurricane thoroughly dominated headlines throughout the end of August and early September, starting several days before the storm. If ever the backers of terrorism wished to take a breather, regroup and plan the next round of sensational attacks for a time when they would be certain to make headlines, the week of Katrina’s arrival would have been the time to take such a planning break. Other than the heavy coverage of the huge, coordinated terrorist attacks following Katrina’s dissipation, the level of negative news coverage from Iraq over the past several weeks has not returned to its pre-Katrina levels as other events, ranging from the controversies surrounding Tom DeLay and Karl Rove to Hurricane Wilma and Harriet Miers, have dominated news. Thus the recent attack on Western journalists’ headquarters in Baghdad represents a desperate attempt on behalf of insurgents to reignite the media war. Particularly given that Iraq’s recent constitutional referendum took place successfully, the insurgents did not want too much time to pass without reasserting their intimidation. And what better way to guarantee their violence would be prominently reported during a heavy news cycle than to attack journalists? As of this past week, 2,000 U.S. service members have died in Operation Iraqi Freedom. As Americans confront this grim milestone, it is natural to question the U.S. presence there. But those opposed to staying the course would do well to consider the methods of this enemy. The architects of the insurgency are heirs to the vision and methods of Arafat and Osama bin Laden, and we underestimate them at our peril. In fact, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, whose organization, al-Qaida in Iraq, claims responsibility for much of the carnage, is the media mastermind who directed the taped beheadings of numerous civilians, including American contractor Nicholas Berg. Just as those beheadings were performed for the cameras, and intended to terrorize and demoralize, so are the bombings in Iraq every bit as diabolically calculated. Abandoning Iraq now would undermine the true Iraqi nationalism displayed when millions risked their lives to vote in January’s general election and the recent constitutional referendum. To leave would be to hand power – the real goal of the insurgents – to those who would seize it by any means. Heather Robinson is an independent journalist who has written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and other publications.last_img read more

  • Chagall, Picasso artwork stolen

    first_imgPALM DESERT, Calif. – Thieves made off with a Chagall lithograph and a linoleum cut by Picasso after forcing open a side door of an art gallery in this resort community near Palm Springs, authorities said Thursday. The thieves, who may have fled in a silver Mercedes, were inside the Modern Masters Fine Art Gallery less than two minutes, leading detectives to believe they knew exactly what they wanted, said Cpl. Dennis Gutierrez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The loss of the two works was valued at $88,000. “With the quick turnaround time … they went in with a plan,” Gutierrez said. The burglary occurred about 11:17 p.m. Tuesday on El Paseo Drive, a strip of high-end stores and galleries in Palm Desert, a Southern California golf and spa resort community. Yet they were not the priciest of the gallery’s holdings. Gudelauski said the thieves passed over more expensive pieces that were larger or in simple, unadorned frames. Both the Picasso and the Chagall had gold frames. Gudelauski believes the thieves could have been in the gallery a few days before the break-in, adding that surveillance footage from that time was being reviewed.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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Gutierrez said the thieves forced their way into the gallery through a side door, triggering the alarm. They were already gone when police arrived two minutes later. Witnesses described seeing a new silver Mercedes in the area sometime before the break-in. In 1959, Picasso created the linoleum cut “Femme Regardant par la Fenetre,” which depicts a partially nude female peering out a window. It has been valued at $53,000. Chagall’s lithograph, “The Tribe of Dan,” mirrors one of the 12 stained-glass windows the artist created for Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. Each window represents one of the 12 tribes of Israel. The lithograph was valued at $35,000. Co-owner Michael Gudelauski said the gallery acquired the two works about six months ago. He said the break-in occurred about 10 minutes after the last employee left, and surveillance footage shows two people prying open the door. “I hope through all this publicity that the pieces will turn up,” Gudelauski said. “These are important works.”last_img read more