Dillinger, Durham rave about De Ocampo heading into finals

first_imgPBA IMAGESBoth Jared Dillinger and Allen Durham have been under the bright lights of the PBA Finals.Dillinger is a proud owner of five PBA championships while Durham was the defender of Justin Brownlee in what became arguably the biggest shot in Ginebra’s championship history.ADVERTISEMENT Improving Star’s chemistry priority for Victolero for next season OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson While they have enough finals experience between them, both players will still look up to six-time champion Ranidel De Ocampo once the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup finals roll in.“He’s a huge addition,” said Durham of the veteran forward Thursday after the Bolts clinched the Finals berth with a 91-88 win over Star in Game 3 at Smart Araneta Coliseum .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“You guys saw we struggled a little bit and then Ranidel came and hit a big shot, that’s what he’s been doing for years, for TNT, and now he can do it for us. I’m happy he’s on our team now.”Meralco held an 86-83 lead with less than two minutes left in overtime when De Ocampo drilled a long two-pointer that gave them an 88-83 buffer at the 1:21 mark. LATEST STORIES View comments How to help the Taal evacuees Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As for Dillinger, there is nothing strange with De Ocampo thriving in big moments since all of his titles were won with the big man being hoisting the trophy up with him.“I’ve been playing with that guy for so long and as soon as he got here we meshed right from the start,” said Dillinger. “Everyone knows what Ranidel is, everyone knows his game and his accomplishments so to have a guy like that on our team, who’s been through so much, it just gives us a legitimate shot at the title this year.”Dillinger has been so accustomed to De Ocampo that he can afford to throw shade at his bearded teammate.“He’s never going too fast, he’s like the slowest guy out there but he knows how to get to his spots, I can’t see enough nice things about that guy. It’s Ranidel, Mr. Delightful!”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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GOD-FEARING CONMAN SENTENCED TO 112 YEARS FOR FRAUD

first_imgA bible-thumping Co Donegal farmer who stole €177,000 from seven investors in an elaborate investment scheme has been given a 112 year jail sentence.Thomas Elvin, 51, from Meenacargagh, Ballybofey told the investors he could make millions through his company Pear Shaped Resources.But the scheme collapsed, leaving investors out of pocket. He was found guilty at an earlier trial of illegally operating an investment scheme on various dates between 2003 and 2005.During his trial Elvin, whose Pear Shaped Resources was based in the British Virgin Islands, claimed he was a penniless bible-believer who wanted to raise millions for benevolent causes.He operated from a computer on his farm through Internet contact with a US aide, Larry Marsella who had a plan to raise 25 per cent profit a day on high-risk investments on international currency exchanges through a system known as ForEx.Elvin admitted in court that he hoped to turn 50,000 dollars into 98 million dollars between 30 and 45 days but Marsella, whom he trusted, duped him.Judge O’Hagan was told that €38,000 from “frozen” money had been repaid to one female victim who lost €102,000 to Elvin. None of the rest of the cash was ever recovered.The case was adjourned until today for sentence at Letterkenny Circuit Court during which he was facing 28 charges.Senior Counsel for Elvin, Desmond Murphy, said sending his client to prison would be of no benefit to those who had been left out of pocket.“Whatever slight chance there is of people getting their money back – he can’t do that if he is in prison. None of the investors will get their money back and it will cost the state a considerable amount of money,” he said.Barrister Murphy read a short statement from Elvin in which he asked to allow people to let him get their money back saying “Please allow me to be a giver.”However Judge O’Hagan said Elvin’s plan was sophisticated and elaborate.“This was an elaborate, sophisticated and deliberate fraud of these good people. He took advantage of them because they had the same fate as him.“They are good, God-fearing people and they trusted Mr Elvin up to the hilt and that he would look after them.“This was an absolute pipe dream engineered by Mr Elvin and he comes in here and he says he planned no wrong. Every penny went to his benefit.”Judge O’Hagan added that it was a serious case of deliberate deception.“It’s a lot of money and for what? Nothing. Absolutely noting except pain, grief and loss of money by these good people and others.“I am asked to keep him out of prison. What message would I send out to deceivers if I was not to send him to prison?” asked Judge O’Hagan.During today’s sentence, Judge O’Hagan was made aware of two further charges against Elvyn for operating as an illegal investor in 2007.During that fraud, Elvyn pleaded guilty to taking more than €30,000 from a woman on two occasions.Judge O’Hagan sentenced Elvin five years on each of twelve charges of operating as an illegal investor.He also sentenced him to three years for each of a further fourteen charges of obtaining money by deception.He sentenced him to a further 10 years for the later charges entered for offences which occurred in 2007 – also for operating as an illegal investor.All sentences are to run concurrently which means Elvin will serve a total of five years in prison.At hearing.GOD-FEARING CONMAN SENTENCED TO 112 YEARS FOR FRAUD was last modified: July 20th, 2012 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:Ballybofeyfraudthomas elvinlast_img read more

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