Like PH, other countries also sent their B teams in Jones Cup

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite FILE – Like Gilas, Japan also didn’t send its best players in the Jones Cup. Fiba.comTAIPEI — It’s not only the Philippines that didn’t send its best for the Jones Cup, with the timing of the event not really friendly to two more prestigious regional contests for the remainder of the year.Asian sides priming up for the continental championship in August and the start of the World Cup Qualifying later this year, save for the host nation, have opted to send their second teams to this 10-team, nine-nation event to develop talents for the future.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Federer on verge of Wimbledon immortality 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ It’s no secret that Gilas Pilipinas left a lot of its best players back home – to the disappointment of Canada 150 coach Kyle Julius – as the country has put a premium on the World Cup Qualifying starting in November.“I’d be afraid to play your best team in the future,” Julius said after posting a 90-77 win on Saturday.“This is part of the program, the aim is continuously upgrade the pool of talent, that’s why we have the young guys here,” Gilas coach Chot Reyes said. “It’s important to have a lot of players to rely on in the national team in the future.”Chinese Taipei is using this tournament to sharpen its “A” and “B” teams – which Gilas plays successively starting Sunday – as even its second team is beefed up by an import in Kyle Barone and coached by Charles Parker.ADVERTISEMENT Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES View comments Regional power Iran, the champion here in five of the last eight years, sent its ‘B’ team as the 12 players in its roster vie for two slots to the national team proper where they will get to play with the likes of Hamed Haddadi and Nikha Bahrami.Japan’s biggest star, Jojie Takeuchi, stayed home, according to Japanese media here, together with some of the team’s regulars as its 24-Under squad is thrown into the fire which will give coaching staff an idea on who can make it to the regular squad.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’Long-time Gilas tormentor South Korea has assembled a team made up of a couple of national team players led by Lee Jong-hyun.Coached by 1990s national team star Hur Jae, the Koreans are also tipped to contend in the Asian Championship. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleetlast_img read more

13 PH kids earn FC Barcelona training slots

first_imgSantos, Matias rule Sletba Open Senior Masters A total of 13 kids will comprise the first Milo FC Barcelona team that will take part in a global camp starting Sunday at Camp Nou, the home team of the famed football club.The final cast was culled out of a pool of 150 kids who took part in the Milo FCB Road to Barcelona Training Camp on Sept. 2 and 3. They were picked by an expert panel from Milo Philippines, Philippine Football Federation and FCBEscola Youth Academy.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Lien Dale Manuel (Vicente Lim Elementary School), Lara Angela Amante (Isabelo de los Reyes ES), Liam Arc Villaran (Don Bosco-Canlubang), Kevin H. Hadap (Diosdado P. Macapagal ES), Heaven Andrei Teodosio (Ilaya Barangka Integrated School), Lorenzo Miguel Castillo Plaza (Xavier School), Alexis Caitlin Tan (Keys School Manila), Joseph Kyne Garces (Don Bosco-Cebu), Marcus Lucas Arias (Don Bosco-Canlubang), Lorenz Albert Tortona (Xavier), Enzo Gacutan Courbet (Brent International School), Boris Malcolm Uy (Keys School Manila) and Ethan Jacob Roxas (Paref Springdale-Cebu) are the members of the PH delegation.Activities, which will run until Oct. 23, include a match-viewing at Camp Nou where they will see their FC Barcelona heroes in the flesh.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe program is also highlighted by special training sessions with Barca legend Eric Abidal.“May the journey of these kids inspire more young Filipinos to reach for their dreams,” said Milo’s Robbie De Vera during the recent team sendoff at Abe Restaurant in Bonifacio Global City. —VANESSA B. HIDALGOcenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Philippines facing fines for SBP’s Asian Games pullout

first_imgCarpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ withdrawal from the 2018 Asian Games won’t go unpunished.Philippine Olympic Committee President Ricky Vargas said the SBP is expecting sanctions from the Olympic Council of Asia after their withdrawal with a few weeks left before the start of the competition.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West “I think so, there will be a sanction which is probably in terms of a monetary fine,” said Vargas in media conference call at PBA office on. “I don’t know if there’s a sanction outside of the fine.”This isn’t the only fine the SBP has been slapped with in recent weeks with Fiba imposing hefty penalties for brawl between the Philippines and Australia during the 2018 World Cup Asian Qualifiers.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’Apart from the suspensions slapped on the players, Fiba fined the SBP around P13.3 million or CHF 250,000.Vargas, however, assured that the effects of SBP’s withdrawal from the Jakarta Games won’t spillover to the other sports the Philippines is participating in. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio namescenter_img DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team “There’s no reason for it to spillover, this is an SBP decision so it should not affect the POC and the other sports,” said Vargas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments ‘100% national team’: Revival of Gilas 1.0 program being considered Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?last_img read more

Health Promoters’ Network Commends Prexy Sirleaf

first_imgThe Health Promoters’ Network of Liberia (HPNL) has commended President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her visit early morning on Wednesday, 9, at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Congo Town.HPNL, through its Coordinator, Mr. Victor Seah, said the President’s visit signified the Government’s “willingness, preparedness and readiness” to put all hands on deck to combat the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.Mr. Seah also stated that President Sirleaf’s presence early morning visit with health authorities, also shows that the GOL is prepared to provide preventive measures that would help curtail the spread of the virus, which has so far claimed at least 12 lives, since its outbreak in Liberia in late March, 2014.The Health Promoters’ Network, which advocates for a healthy people and nation, said the President’s visit has given health workers and partners added impetus to vigorously work for the Liberian people.The group said they welcomed intervention measures taken by the Health Ministry under the leadership of Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale, and partners, including World Health Organization (WHO), US Defense Department and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for their consented efforts aimed at containing the spread of deadly Ebola virus in Liberia.The group has also commended all the local partners that are working along with the Ministry of Health to also spread messages that will help prevent the spread of the virus.HPNL has also commended health workers for the tireless services in rendering medical attention to Liberians, who have contracted the virus.Additionally, the group has vowed to closely work with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to combat the virus until it is completely wipe out of Liberia.HPNL thanked the media for providing right pieces of information to the public, in all of the local vernaculars (dialects).Meanwhile, HPNL Coordinator Seah has extended his condolences to all those families, who have lost loved ones to the virus; adding: “Your loss is our loss as fellow Liberians and we at HPNL will do all we can to work along with along the relevant stakeholders, including MoSHW, so that another Liberian won’t die.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Defense Honors Six for ‘Distinguished Service’

first_imgThe Ministry of National Defense on Thursday conferred six personalities with the honor of Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for their respective humanitarian efforts in the rebuilding of Liberia.Those awarded the DSO at the 59th celebration of the Armed Forces Day included retired Colonel Chie Gaye, described as a “dedicated military officer” of the AFL, who served the country for 50 years from 1955 up to his retirement in 2005; former Nigerian Ambassador to Liberia, Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie, who President Sirleaf called an astute diplomat, a career public servant and Nigeria’s first female ambassador accredited to Liberia. Her services to Liberia and her leadership engagement with the Ministry of National Defense reaffirmed efforts of peace building and promoted Liberia’s tangible reengagement in security sector reforms, said the citation. Also honored was the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marjon Kamara, who previously served as Ambassador to Cuba and Liberia’s permanent representative to the United Nations. Her outstanding leadership at Liberia’s Mission in New York created the basis for international collaboration in support of the government’s effort in the security reform, national reconciliation, border control and other areas crucial to ensuring lasting peace said her citation. Others on whom the DSO was conferred were Lieutenant Colonel Emmanuel O. Nyante, described as a professional, disciplined and decorated military officer of the Ghana Armed Forces, a recipient of several United Nations medals, whose outstanding support to AFL is in keeping with the finest tradition and military services; Lieutenant Colonel Micheal Opoku, an experienced, professional and dedicated military officer of the Ghana Armed Forces, a recipient of the Ghana Golden Jubilee Medal; and Lieutenant/General William Ward (Retired), a professional decorated military personnel of United States Military and a recipient of over 27 military honors and awards. On behalf of her colleagues, Ambassador Obi-Nnadozie expressed gratitude to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Ministry of National Defense for the awards.“Madam President, we are happy for this recognition and will not abuse the faith that you and the good people of Liberia have reposed in us. We will continue to be champions for Liberia wherever fate takes us,” she assured Liberians.The Nigerian diplomat shared the historical highlight of the AFL’s “peaceful journey” that started with the signing of the 2003 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in Accra, Ghana, which brought lasting peace to Liberia and from that day to date, the AFL, she said, has grown in leaps and bounds to the extent that the sky is its limit in the quest for the respectable status as “a force for good.” “I should hasten to remind you through your amiable Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Daniel Ziankahn, that this celebration marks another step in your growth to adulthood and independence particularly in the light of the scheduled drawdown of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). We have faith in your capability to fill the gap that would be left by UNMIL and wish you success as you take on the challenge,” she told the AFL.Ambassador Nnadozie cautioned Liberians to sustain and safeguard the hard earned peace the country enjoys today, and charged everyone to pursue national reconciliation in all their endeavors so that an atmosphere of peace and harmony, which would promote investments and economic recovery, can be built for all to enjoy. “I urge you to continue with the post conflict reconciliation and reconstruction effort which the administration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been spearheading,” said Ambassador Nnadozie.President Sirleaf, thanked the honorees for their services rendered to the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Champs remain firm despite losing points to rain

first_img2018 CWI Regional Super50…– tackle Canada over the weekendWindward Islands Volcanoes were deprived of some valuable points after rain ruined their game against Windies B a few nights ago at the Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago.Rain ruined a good-looking contest between the Volcanoes and Windies BThe champs are currently in third place with 7 points, but will be feeling robbed after Tuesday’s no-result match saw a few points being shaven off. Chasing what looked like a modest 221, given their recent batting performances, Volcanoes had cruised to 49-0 after just 7 overs when rain ended proceedings.With their next match against Canada on Saturday, the champs would have been happy to secure a win while affording their batters more play-time on the field. Each team gained a point, following the no-result ,leaving the defending champions, trailing the second placed Guyana Jaguars by 3 points and table-leaders Trinidad Red Force, who are unbeaten, by 6.The Marlon Samuels Windies B deserved their unanimous spoils after a number of their batsmen, namely the Windies U-19 players stepped up in the batting department. All found form in the rain-affected game with a solid 57 from opener Keagan Simmons, Guyanese and ex-Windies U-19 World Cup winning keeper Tevin Imlach struck 43, opener Kimani Melius 33, Kirstan Kallicharan, 29, and Captain Samuels 24.Veteran opener Devon Smith, with a century under his belt, looked ominous, smashing three fours and a six in a 23-ball unbeaten 27, while another in-from player Tyrone Theophile was forced to retire hurt in the fourth over with the score on 35, before the heavens opened, leaving the venue unfit for a re-start.Earlier, the Windies B started well on 142 for 2 before losing their way. Simmons faced 83 balls and struck five fours while Melius slammed two fours and three sixes in a 22-ball cameo. Simmons then added 66 with Kallicharan, whose run-a-ball knock included four fours, before adding a further 34 with his captain for the third wicket. Off-spinner Alick Athanaze continued to make significant inroads as he bagged 3-49. Action continues over the weekend in Trinidad with more Group A games. (Clifton Ross)last_img read more

Over 100 impaired drivers removed from B.C. roads Friday night

first_img“B.C. has some of the toughest impaired driving laws in Canada and police are dedicated to enforcing these laws; not only during December, but all year long and we need our communities to support our efforts, said Superintendent Derek Cooke, Officer in Charge of BC RCMP Traffic Services.“When you plan your festivities, plan your safe ride home too.”B.C. RCMP Traffic Services also reminds motorists to keep all emergency and support crews safe by slowing down and moving over when they see flashing red, blue or yellow lights. B.C. RCMP Traffic Services says 116 impaired drivers were taken off the road through over 24,000 road checks on Friday night. The work was a combined effort of Operation Red Nose, Traffic Services, and ICBC.“I have no doubt that coordinated police efforts such as this save lives and reduce crime and needless tragedy,” says Cpl. Ronda McEwen, spokesperson for B.C. RCMP Traffic Services.Tweets told stories and showed images that night of vehicles being towed from police checks, across the province. RCMP units from Coquitlam, the Okanagan, and Burnaby all posted updates about the night on Twitter.@BCRCMPTraffic tow trucks way to busy but another impaired driver off the road #yyjtraffic pic.twitter.com/Ur07rue84O— Cst Andy DUNSTAN (@CRDIRSU) December 5, 2015- Advertisement -Not only was alcohol impairment a significant concern, but drug impaired drivers were also removed from the road.Advertisementlast_img read more

An Oscar, a marriage, a star

first_imgWyman died early Monday at her Palm Springs home, son Michael Reagan said. Wyman’s age was listed as 93 in several reference books; however other sources, including the official family Web site, say she was 90. “I have lost a loving mother, my children Cameron and Ashley have lost a loving grandmother, my wife Colleen has lost a loving friend she called Mom, and Hollywood has lost the classiest lady to ever grace the silver screen,” Reagan said in a statement. Wyman’s film career started in the 1930s and stretched from the “Gold Diggers of 1937” to 1969’s “How to Commit Marriage,” co-starring Bob Hope and Jackie Gleason. From 1981 to 1990 she played Angela Channing, a Napa Valley vintner who maintained her grip with a steely will on CBS’ “Falcon Crest.” Her marriage in 1940 to fellow Warner Bros. contract player Ronald Reagan was celebrated in the fan magazines as one of Hollywood’s ideal unions. While he was in uniform during World War II, her career ascended, signaled by her 1946 Oscar nomination for “The Yearling.” She and Reagan divorced in 1948, the year she won an Oscar for “Johnny Belinda.” Reagan reportedly cracked to a friend: “Maybe I should name Johnny Belinda as co-respondent.” After Reagan became governor of California and then president of the United States, Wyman kept a decorous silence about her ex-husband, who had married actress Nancy Davis. In a 1968 newspaper interview, Wyman explained the reason: “It’s not because I’m bitter or because I don’t agree with him politically. I’ve always been a registered Republican. But it’s bad taste to talk about ex-husbands and ex-wives, that’s all. Also, I don’t know a damn thing about politics.” A few days after Reagan died on June 5, 2004, Wyman said: “America has lost a great president and a great, kind and gentle man.” The actress became entranced with Reagan when the handsome former sportscaster was a newcomer to the Warner lot. She finagled a date with him, and romance ensued. They were married on Jan. 26, 1940. The following year she gave birth to a daughter, Maureen. They later adopted a son, Michael. They also had a daughter who was born several months premature in June 1947 and died a day later. In Reagan’s autobiography An American Life, the index shows only one mention of Wyman, and it runs for only two sentences. Their daughter Maureen died in August 2001 after a battle with cancer. At the funeral, Wyman, balancing on a cane, put a cross on the casket. Reagan, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, was not well enough to attend. Wyman summed up her long career in a 1981 newspaper interview: “I’ve been through four different cycles in pictures: the brassy blonde, then came the musicals, the high dramas, then the inauguration of television.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Bob Thomas THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jane Wyman won an Oscar for her role as a deaf rape victim in the film “Johnny Belinda,” and she’ll probably be best remembered for her portrayal of a power-mad winery owner in TV’s “Falcon Crest.” But her greatest distinction may have been refusing to kiss and tell about her love life, most especially her marriage to Ronald Reagan. last_img read more

HSE ADMITS DELAYED CANCER DIAGNOSIS IN DEATH OF TRAGIC DONEGAL MUM

first_imgTragic Melissa Hamilton with husband Seamus.A mother of three died from breast cancer after two missed opportunities to diagnose the disease at a breast check clinic in Co Donegal.Melissa Hamilton, 34, died in September 2011, eight days after giving birth to a daughter by emergency Caesarean section. The High Court heard the Killygordon woman was diagnosed in August 2011, having first attended her GP complaining of a sore right breast in late 2009.Her family are seeking damages from the GP who treated her and the Health Service Executive (HSE) for delayed diagnosis.The court has heard liability was admitted in a letter last month.HSE ADMITS DELAYED CANCER DIAGNOSIS IN DEATH OF TRAGIC DONEGAL MUM was last modified: June 11th, 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:donegalHIGH COURTKiIlygordonMelissa Hamiltonlast_img read more

Chelsea v Leicester line-ups: Terry decision, Blues trio injured, Foxes rotate

first_imgChelsea boss Antonio Conte has resisted the temptation to recall John Terry following his injury for the game with defending champions Leicester.Conte has made only one change from the side which beat Hull before the international break, keeping three at the back.Willian is on compassionate leave following the death of his mother, and Pedro comes in.Minor muscular injuries to Branislav Ivanovic, Cesc Fabregas and John Mikel Obi have ruled them out, with Ola Aina and Dominic Solanke on the bench.Oscar is not involved as he has flown to Brazil due to family illness.Leicester have made three changes from the side that drew 0-0 with Southampton, with the midweek Champions League tie in the back of their mind.Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani and Danny Simpson all drop to the bench, with Jeffrey Schlupp, Ahmed Musa and Luis Hernadez coming in.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard.Subs: Begovic, Aina, Terry, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek, Solanke, Batshuayi.Leicester: Schmeichel; Hernandez, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Albrighton, Drinkwater, Amartey, Schlupp; Musa, Vardy.Subs: Zieler, Simpson, King, Mahrez, Gray, Ulloa, Slimani. See also:Chelsea development side held by LeicesterChelsea v Leicester: five key battlesConte on Batshuayi, Hazard’s role, Leicester, Man Utd, Kante and three at the backFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more