Jordan Clarkson fuels Gilas Pilipinas’ #LetJordanPlay World Cup clamor

first_imgView comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Unlike the Asian Games, the World Cup operates under FIBA rules which could classify Clarkson as a “naturalized” player. FIBA restricts each team to one naturalized player.This means the Philippines would have to choose between Clarkson and ex-Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche, who acquired Filipino nationality by naturalization.READ: Gilas Pilipinas to ‘do everything’ to have Jordan Clarkson for Fiba World CupPhilippine basketball boss Al Panlilio told AFP the federation wanted FIBA to recognize that Clarkson was a Filipino by blood under local laws, adding he obtained his Filipino passport after the age 16.The Cavaliers, who currently have the third-worst record in the 2018-2019 season, are expected to miss this year’s playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Jordan quest SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The Filipino-American Cleveland Cavaliers guard on Tuesday congratulated Gilas and expressed hope of joining the team again after carrying the flag for the Philippines at last year’s Asian Games.READ: Jordan Clarkson hopes to join Gilas brothers in China for Fiba World CupFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Such a honor for the country, qualifying for the world cup, so hyped!!! hope to see you guys in china!!!,” the 26-year-old said in an Instagram post sharing a photo of himself wearing the Philippines team jersey.Basketball is a virtual religion in the Southeast Asian nation and enthusiastic fans were quick to comment on the post with their approval using the hashtag “#LetJordanPlay”. MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “It’s perfect timing because the NBA is on break. Definitely Jordan will help us a lot,” Panlilio told AFP.Blatche, who led the Gilas victory over Kazakhstan in Astana on Sunday to secure World Cup qualification, hailed the possibility of teaming up with Clarkson at the August 31-September 15 tournament to be hosted by China.“If we can get him, that would be huge. If we were to have me and him together with the team we have now, we can definitely go and make some noise, make some wins,” Blatche told Sports5 television on Wednesday.Sports fans and analysts have said a Clarkson-Blatche combination in the World Cup would be a “dream team” for Gilas, ranked 31st in the world.They said they wanted to see Clarkson play ahead of the Philippines co-hosting the 2023 World Cup.“He should be the face of that tournament. As early as now, FIBA should ease him into that role,” said Twitter user @RakiRockefeller.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next (FILES) This file photo taken on August 31, 2018 shows the Philippines’ Jordan Clarkson (C) shooting against Syria in the men’s basketball 5th and 6th place final match between Syria and the Philippines during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)NBA star Jordan Clarkson is stoking Filipino fans’ clamor to allow him to play in this year’s World Cup as their team seeks to hurdle FIBA’s eligibility rules.Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is appealing to basketball’s world-governing body to recognize Clarkson as a Filipino citizen, allowing him to play for Gilas Pilipinas who won a World Cup berth last weekend.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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TVG demands “$121M arrears” owners be revealed

first_img… “loudmouth Vieira in conflict of interest”, financials to be resubmittedThe Management of TVG Ch 28 reacted sharply to the statement in other sections of the press attributed to Tony Vieira at a press conference by the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) on the status of the broadcasting licence to the corporation.They said “the loudmouth as usual was just mouthing off” to speak conclusively on a subject he does not have the authority to do so. Claiming that TVG might not have submitted its financials for 2013 and 2014, Vieira alluded to the owner of the station, Dr Bobby Ramroop, and said crudely, “He ain’t gon see a licence for 2016.”Anthony VieiraThe Chairman of the GNBA, Leonard Craig, however, subsequently pointed out that the Board had not met to make a decision on its action on TVG. At the Press Conference, the Finance Committee Chairman Vic Insanally revealed that only “three or four” TV broadcasters had paid their annual $2.5 million annual fees, adding that a total of $121 million was outstanding –some going back to 2013.In its statement, management of TVG stated emphatically that the corporation was one of the broadcasters that paid their fees on time and it “now calls on Vieira to reveal the names of those who have defaulted to the tune of $121 million and are not threatened with losing their licences.”The company revealed that financials were previously submitted to the GNBA and they would be resubmitting them to their new location. These were requested to determine whether the licence fee should be three per cent of the revenues, if that amount exceeds $2.5 million, which they did not. The management of TVG also demanded that Vieira reveal whether the delinquent $121 million broadcasters had submitted their financials.They noted “we read that an amnesty will be declared for defaulters and once again defaulters will be rewarded, therefore providing a perverse incentive for companies not to perform in accordance to the law.”The company stated that Vieira was not only speaking out of turn, but had a clear conflict of interest that disqualified him from pronouncing on the status of TVG. He once owned the station which he sold to Dr Ramroop and has an outstanding matter before the courts pursuant to that sale. Vieira operated an illegal radio station, the assets of which were seized by the National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU).last_img read more

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Pair of services set for Yolanda King

first_imgA public memorial will be held next week for Yolanda King, the firstborn child of the first family of the civil-rights movement, relatives announced Thursday. The service for the daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King will be held Thursday at Ebenezer Baptist Church Horizons Sanctuary, across the street from the sanctuary where her father preached. Another service will be held in Los Angeles, but no details have been announced. Yolanda King died Tuesday at age 51 in Santa Monica. The cause of death hasn’t been established. There will be no public viewing, and her remains will be cremated, the family said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Former Arsenal misfit Gervinho denies demanding private beach to secure £10m move

first_img Gervinho Former Arsenal flop Gervinho has hit back at the Italian media after they claimed he demanded a private beach and helicopter to join Al Jazira.talkSPORT told you on Tuesday about reports in the Italian press which said the Ivorian would only leave Roma for UAE side Al Jazira if his extraordinary demands were met.Those demands reportedly included a helicopter, private beach, housing for his family and flights back to the Ivory Coast.However, the 28-year-old has now rubbished those reports and instead argued that was not the reason for his £10m transfer breaking down.“I do not usually comment on rumours (about) the transfer window but today some people have gone too far,” Gervinho wrote on his Facebook page.“I deny all the information published in recent hours about any transfer.” 1last_img read more

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1991 crash underscores need for LAX improvements

first_imgThe first sign of trouble aboard USAir Flight 1493 came as the plane touched down on runway 24L at LAX.The plane bounced a couple times, a boom sounded throughout the cabin and flames rose from the left side of the Boeing 737.The flight that originated in Syracuse, N.Y., had smashed into a SkyWest commuter plane waiting on the same runway to take off for Palmdale Regional Airport. The two planes slid hundreds of feet down the runway and veered into an unoccupied airport fire station, where they burned into flames.A total of 34 people were killed in the crash on Feb. 1, 1991 – 20 passengers and two crew members on the USAir jet, and all 10 passengers and two crew aboard the SkyWest turbo-prop. The FAA also recommended that arriving and departing aircraft be segregated on different runways to reduce the potential for future runway incursions – a problem that continued, with 34 reported from 1999-2002.Trying to resolve the problem, Los Angeles World Airports, the city agency that operates LAX, spent $5 million in 2001 to improve signing and lighting on the airfield.It also launched a $333 million safety improvement project, which included the demolition and relocation of runway 25L, and the construction of a parallel taxiway between the two south airfield runways. The runway reopened last spring, and the rest of the project is scheduled for completion in late 2008.While noting that the 1991 crash was attributed to controller error and not the layout of the airport, LAWA officials said the disaster underscored the need for improvements.“After the accident, a number of measures were taken to assure passenger safety, including relocation of the airport tower to give it more of a view of the landing areas,” LAWA spokesman Tom Winfrey said Tuesday.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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Miraculously, 77 people were able to escape the burning wreckage of the jet.“I thought we were going to die,” said Laurel Bravo, of Cleveland, who had boarded the jet at a stopover in Columbus, Ohio.“We just saw smoke. It was black. It just got smokier and we couldn’t breathe. We stayed low to the ground and somehow we found a door … and we had to jump off the wing.”After an eight-month investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded the crash was the fault of the air-traffic controller who had mistakenly cleared the USAir flight to land on the runway where she’d positioned SkyWest Flight 5569 for takeoff.The NTSB also criticized national and local air traffic control managers, saying they’d failed to ensure the LAX control tower was appropriately staffed and to provide adequate oversight.last_img read more

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DELIGHT AND RELIEF AS WORK STARTS ON CREESLOUGH SEA WALL

first_imgFlooding in CreesloughWork has started to reinstate coastal defences in Creeslough following extensive consultation between both Donegal County Council and the National Parks and Wildlife Service to commence the project.Cllr Seamus Ó Fearraigh had called for the sea wall to be rebuilt after the original structure was destroyed following a tidal surge last year. The Sinn Fein councillor says that it is now crucial that the Government establish a compensation scheme for landowners whose property was badly damaged following the subsequent flooding.Cllr Ó Fearraigh said “The original sea defences here near Ards were destroyed last year after they were breached due to adverse stormy weather and tidal surges, and this resulted in the flooding of around 64 acres of nearby farmland in Creeslough and the surrounding area.”“Immediately after last year’s storms I know that my colleagues Deputy Pearse Doherty, MEP Matt Carthy and I spoke with a number of local farmers who had their lands badly damaged by the flood waters and it was following this that funding was subsequently sought from the Department for the immediate repair of the rampart and I had been keeping in contact with An Bord Pleanála who were reviewing the plans.”The Department allocated €103,000 for the repair work to be carried out however, this work experienced lengthy delays because of the fact that the wall is within a conservation area. Consultation had to be carried out with the National Parks and Wildlife Service before work could begin.Cllr O Fearraigh added “Thankfully, this has all been completed and work has recently begun to restore the sea wall however there is still the question of compensation being offered to landowners who have been left out of pocket by all of this.”“Farmers in particular have had crops, livestock and property either badly damaged or destroyed while some have been forced to lease farm land in order to sustain their businesses – it’s important that they now be offered assistance.”“I have spoken to Minister’s Coveney’s office and I have been lobbying strongly for some kind of redress scheme to be established for the affected land owners, however as yet the Minister has given no commitment that any such measures will be introduced while it’s been expressed to me that liability may rest with the owners of the sea wall who to my knowledge would be the Office of Public Works.”“Accordingly I am continuing to follow up on this matter, however the work here to reinstate the sea wall is very much welcome and I hope that it gives some much needed reassurance to the local community that they will have some protection from the unpredictable nature of the sea in the years ahead.”DELIGHT AND RELIEF AS WORK STARTS ON CREESLOUGH SEA WALL was last modified: December 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare 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:CreesloughFLOODINGlast_img read more

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DDTV: GRAINNE THROUGH TO SEMI-FINAL OF TG4 SHOW

first_imgA DONEGAL singer is through to the semi-final of a popular TV talent show. Gráinne Gavigan from Ardara is taking part in the Glór Tíre country music singing competition on TG4.The 18-year old singer, daughter of Hugh and Eileen, is the youngest contestant in this year’s competition and is the only contestant from the North West of Ireland.Gráinne’s mentor is the very talented Lisa McHugh, who reached the final of Glór Tíre in December 2009.Said Gráinne: “I am absolutely delighted and shocked to be through to the SEMI-FINAL of “Glor Tire”, I would like to thank everyone for all they’re support I wouldn’t have made it this far without all the people who have been voting to keep me in the competition. “I was sorry to see the talented Maria Butterly and Amanda Ryan go home and I wish them all the best! Yet again the votes have been put back to ZERO so now more than ever i’m depending on you to help me make it to the FINAL!!! Voting lines are open NOW and will remain open until Wednesday at midday vote GLOR8 to 53307 (ROI) 81108 (NI) #TeamGavigan #VoteGlor8.”So get voting Donegal! DDTV: GRAINNE THROUGH TO SEMI-FINAL OF TG4 SHOW was last modified: April 5th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: GRAINNE THROUGH TO SEMI-FINAL OF TG4 SHOWlast_img read more

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DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: GLENSWILLY V KILCAR

first_imgKilcar captain Mark McHugh celebrates earlier this season when Kilcar won the All-Ireland Gaeltacht title, he’ll be hoping he gets his hands on the Dr Maguire later next month.The clash between current Donegal SFC champions Glenswilly and Kilcar is without doubt the most intriguing match down for decision this weekend.Glenswilly narrowly defeated Kilcar at the quarter-final stage of the championship last year, after both sides progressed from the same group.There was annoyance expressed from both clubs last season, when despite the fact they played each other in the group stages, they met again at the quarter-final stage. That won’t happen this year as the county board have decided that teams who faced each other in the groups will be kept apart in the last eight.Glenswilly had a fantastic season last year, after their championship success they embarked on a fairy-tale run in the Ulster SFC, reaching the final before being defeated by a strong Ballinderry side.Kilcar have had a fantastic season and currently sit top of the All-County League Division One table.They also landed the All-Ireland Gaeltacht title earlier in the year. They’ve been knocking at the door for a number of years, and many feel they’re primed to end their drought and win the Donegal SFC this season.A quick look at their squad and you can see the quality they possess in their ranks.Patrick McBrearty, Stephen McBrearty, Mark McHugh, Ryan McHugh, Eoin McHugh, Michael Hegarty, Ashley Carr and Ciaran McGinley are all top players who will have a big bearing on whether or not Kilcar will be successful this season.Glenswilly will again look to Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher for inspiration, but they’ll be ably assisted by Gary McFadden, Ciaran Bonner and Caolan Kelly.It promises to be a cracking match and with home advantage Glenswilly will be fancied. However, Kilcar have a great squad and players desperate for success, and have enough quality to go to Glenswilly and win.VERDICT – KILCARDONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: GLENSWILLY V KILCAR was last modified: September 26th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Donegal SFCglenswillykilcarnewsSportlast_img read more

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College roundup: De Mattos leads CSUN past Cal State Fullerton

first_imgAlec de Mattos’ 70th-minute goal Tuesday lifted No. 22 Cal State Northridge to a 1-0 triumph over visiting Cal State Fullerton in a Big West Conference men’s soccer game at Matador Field. The Matadors (7-2-2 overall, 3-0-1 Big West) survived an early CSUF onslaught, taking charge in the second half to extend their unbeaten streak to four games. Freshman Kevin Guppy made six saves for the shutout and was aided by his right post, which stopped Eugene Brooks’ shot just 12 seconds into the match. CSUN didn’t get a shot on goal until the 59th minute, then forced Titans goalkeeper Matt Cowan into four big saves in the next 10 minutes. Cowan stopped de Mattos in the 60th, halted Daniel Paladini point-blank two minutes later and smothered a Ryan Rossi attempts three minutes later. The Matadors also put three shots just wide of target. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week De Mattos scored from 12 yards after Paladini brought the ball forward, then fed Rossi, who made the final pass. Guppy stopped Jose Barragan’s shot with 75 seconds remaining to preserve the victory. CSUN is home Friday afternoon against sixth-ranked UCLA. MEN’S GOLF: UCLA WINS CHICO STATE UCLA’s men’s golf team rallied with a final-round 290 Tuesday to win the Chico State Invitational at Butte Creek Country Club in Chico. center_img The Bruins, who began the day three strokes behind Cal State Bakersfield, shot 2-over for a three-round total of 2-over 866. Bakersfield carded a 299 to fall six shots behind, holding off third-place Stanislaus State by three strokes. UCLA’s Craig Leslie shot 74-70-70_214 to finish in a tie for second place, four strokes behind medalist Ryan Thornberry of Stanislaus State. Thornberry shot 70-69-71_210, finishing 6-under par. UCLA’s Peter Campbell and Chris Heintz were in a group at 216, tied for fifth, and Lucas Lee tied for 17th at 221. Bronco Invitational: Loyola Marymount rebounded from a first-day 309 with rounds of 287 and 294 to finish fourth at Boise State’s Bronco Invitational at Crane Creek Country Club in Kuna, Idaho. The Lions’ 890 total was 20 shots behind winner Santa Clara’s 870 and 10 strokes behind third-place Northern Colorado’s 880. LMU’s Brian Locke shot 70-70-73_213 to finish in a tie for second place, one stroke behind Boise State’s Graham DeLaet, who held on with a third-round 75. DeLaet went ahead Monday with a first-round 66. The best score of the tournament was an 8-under 63 in Tuesday’s second round by Utah State’s Brendon Ehlers, who shot 83 in the first round, 73 in the third round and finished in a tie for 12th, seven shots off the lead. WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: MASTER’S DROPS TIGHT MATCH TO VANGUARD Jaclyn Lee had 17 kills and Jennifer Michaelson added 11 kills and 23 digs as Vanguard pulled out a tight 3-2 Golden State Athletic Conference women’s volleyball victory over The Master’s in Santa Clarita. Rachel Roleder had 15 kills and 16 digs for the Master’s, which outscored Vanguard by nine points heading into the decisive fifth game. Vanguard pulled out a 24-30, 32-30, 31-29, 23-30, 15-6 victory to improve to 18-4 overall and 6-4 in GSAC action. Breezie James added 13 kills and 18 digs, Mary Franklin had 12 kills, Christy Swagerty contributed 49 assists and seven digs, and Brynne Edwards had 24 digs for the Mustangs (7-12, 3-8). La Verne 3, Occidental 0: The Leopards greatly utilized its bench, dominating host Occidental 30-12, 30-8, 30-13 in a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match in Eagle Rock. Whitney Krantz led defending SCIAC champion La Verne (12-6, 7-1) with eight kills, and the Leopards limited Oxy (0-7, 0-6) to just 11 kills and a minus-.074 hitting percentage. The Tigers had negative hitting in each game, and only three players had more than one kill. WOMEN’S SOCCER: MASTER’S FALLS IN OT Rosa Murillo’s goal in the 27th minute of overtime lifted Fresno Pacific past The Master’s 1-0 in a Golden State Athletic Conference women’s soccer game in Santa Clarita. The Master’s (5-6-1, 1-3-1) outshot FPU 12-6, but Justine Caldera made five saves for the shutout. The win was FPU’s first in conference this season. It is 5-5-1 overall and 1-3-1 in GSAC play. WOMEN’S GOLF: PEPPERDINE 2ND AFTER 2 ROUNDS IN SAMMAMISH Pepperdine’s top-ranked women’s golf team is in second place, six shots behind Arizona State, after two rounds of the Edean Ihlanfedlt Invitational at Sahalow Country Club in Sammamish, Wash. USC is tied for fifth, another 16 strokes back. Leanne Bowditch shot 74-75_149 and is tied for fourth, seven strokes behind leader Jennifer Osborn of Arizona State. Osborn shot 3-under 69 Tuesday and is at 142. Pepperdine’s Stephanie Golleni, Eileen Vargas and USC’s Irene Cho are in a group at 150. The Waves led by six strokes after shooting 6-over-par 294 in Monday’s first round, but all five of their golfers had poorer second rounds, and a 307 left Pepperdine at 601. Arizona State shot 295 Tuesday, the best team round of the day. USC shot 304 Tuesday and is at 616. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Chatsworth firm recalls jewelry meant for kids

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The government in February set an acceptable level for lead in children’s jewelry sold mainly at discount stores and from vending machines. Concerns over lead resulted last year in the largest toy recall in U.S. history – 150 million pieces of jewelry by four importers. The four supplied nearly all vending machine jewelry. The CPSC announced the latest recall after Stravina alerted it that the two products contained lead, commission spokeswoman Julie Vallese said. Company officials did not return two telephone calls seeking comment. The recalled necklaces are silver-colored with individual names painted in a variety of colors attached to a 16-inch cord. The necklace packaging reads “Personalized Necklace” and “Stravina.” The packaging is marked with UPC code 0-35203-00039-7. The recalled zipper pulls include name plates similar to those on the necklaces but hang from a silver-colored metal clip designed to attach to backpacks, key rings or zippers. The packaging reads “Personalized Zipper Pull,” “Great for Backpacks and Keyrings too” and “Stravina.” The packaging is marked with UPC code 0-35203-00038-0. The jewelry was sold through discount, party, grocery and drug stores from March 2002 through September. Retail prices varied between $2 and $4. WASHINGTON – A California company is voluntarily recalling about 6 million children’s necklaces and zipper pulls that pose a serious risk of lead poisoning, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday. The painted metal jewelry contains high amounts of lead, which can be toxic if swallowed. There have been no reports of incidents or injuries associated with the Chinese-made jewelry sold by the Stravina Operating Co. of Chatsworth. “Any time we find items with lead in them, we take a special interest,” Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Hal Stratton told a news conference. Studies have found that even small amounts of lead ingested by children can cause neurological damage, or behavior and learning problems. Consumers who want a free replacement product can call Stravina at (800) 964-0029. Government officials also warned consumers Wednesday to be on the lookout for counterfeit products, including stuffed animals that could pose a safety risk to children. Vera Adams, executive director for trade enforcement and facilitation at Customs and Border Protection, held up for reporters a faux Winnie-the-Pooh doll as an example. It and other counterfeit plush toys can come unstitched and leak stuffing or shed their ears and eyes, posing a choking hazard. They also may not be flame-resistant, Adams said. “In essence, no one knows what the product contains or how it was manufactured,” Adams said. Even labels aren’t fail-safe, Adams said, citing cases in which manufacturers had faked labels from Underwriters Laboratories Inc. and other testing companies that should attest to a product’s safety. Adams and Stratton suggested that shoppers buy only from known retailers and supervise play. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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