Group D games will be staged at Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center in Foshan, China. Serbia, which was the losing finalist in the 2014 Fiba World Cup and is ranked fourth-best in the world, is the favorite to rule Group D.The Philippines is currently ranked 31st, 18 spots lower than Italy and eight slots higher than 39th Angola.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe top two teams in each group move on to the second round where the two best squads advance to the quarterfinals.The two best finishers in Group D will join their counterparts in Group C for the second round. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Gilas Pilipinas, which needed to win its last two assignments and a Korea victory over Lebanon to push through, is making its second straight appearance in the World Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments Photo from Fiba.comThe Philippines was drawn into Group D along with European powerhouse Serbia, Italy and Angola.The 2019 Fiba World Cup draw was held Saturday night at Shenzhen Cultural Center in Shenzhen, China.ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Rafael Nadal hopes to be ready for ‘special’ Roger Federer clash MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Google Philippines names new country director Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:41UK’s Prince Harry detonates landmine in Angola as visits site being cleared by Halo Trust02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Group C consists of Spain, Iran, Puerto Rico and Tunisia.Host China is in Group A along with Ivory Coast, Poland and Venezuela while Russia, Argentina, South Korea and Nigeria compose Group B.Defending champion USA was joined by streaking Japan, Turkey and Czech Republic in Group E.Giannis Antetokounmpo, one of the favorites to win the MVP award in the NBA, and the rest of the formidable Greeks lead Group F with New Zealand, Brazil and Montenegro.Lastly, Group F is made up of Dominican Republic, France, Germany and Jordan.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi: I know I can improveby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi says he’ll get better as he gets fitter.Hudson-Odoi is confident of his place in manager Frank Lampard’s plans.”I definitely think I can improve. I am not a perfect player,” he said. “I say to myself, keep going, keep working hard and hopefully more opportunities will come.”I just need to get up to speed and get my fitness back. I think once that happens gradually my dribbling and everything will come back to what it was. Now I am feeling a bit more confident to get on the ball and do my stuff.”
zoom Japanese shipbuilder Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) has delivered MV Desert Harrier, a 60,000 dwt type bulk carrier, to the Marshall Islands-based shipping company Genoa Shipping and Investment Limited.Delivered at MES’ Chiba Works on February 1, 2017, the newbuilding represents the 21st vessel of the shipbuilder’s “neo60BC” eco-ship design.The 34,507 gross ton MV Desert Harrier features a length of 199.9 meters and a width of 32.25 meters.Having four cranes and five cargo holds, the bulker is designed for loading various cargoes like coal, ore, grain, as well as lengthy/heavy cargo such as steel pipe and hot coil.Classed by classification society ABS, the ship has low sulfur fuel oil tanks designed for operation in ECAs (Emission Control Areas).MES has 23 ships on order, of which ten 60,000 dwt bulkers. The ten bulk carrier newbuildings are slated for delivery in 2017 and 2018, according to data provided by VesselsValue.
VICTORIA, B.C. – The Provincial Government will start 2019 budget consultations in Dawson Creek this September.The all-party Select Standing Committee on Finance will start consultation on September 17. The consultation will run until October 15, and on top of the public consultation meetings, members of the public can provide their ideas for the next provincial budget by telephone at a public hearing, by providing a written, audio or video submission, or by filling out an online survey. The committee must release its report by Nov. 15.“This consultation is a great opportunity for British Columbians to share their priorities for Budget 2019,” said Bob D’Eith, committee chair. “In renewing our consultation outreach, we are encouraging more British Columbians to participate, including Indigenous organizations, community-based groups and first-time participants. Registration for public hearings will open on Friday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. (Pacific time) via the committee’s website: https://www.leg.bc.ca/cmt/financeThe committee will hold public hearings in 14 communities throughout the province:Dawson Creek (Sept. 17)Prince George (Sept. 18)Smithers (Sept. 18)Masset (Sept. 19)Campbell River (Sept. 20)Vancouver (Sept. 24)Cranbrook (Sept. 25)Trail (Sept. 25)Nelson (Sept. 26)Kamloops (Sept. 26)Kelowna (Sept. 27)Esquimalt (Oct. 9)Mission (Oct. 10)Surrey (Oct. 11)British Columbians may also request to participate via teleconference opportunities by calling 1 877 428-8337 toll-free in B.C. from 9 a.m. onward on Friday, Sept. 7. Open-mike opportunities will also be available at public hearings.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On January 22, 2019, at approximately 7:45 am the Fort St John RCMP received a report of a motor vehicle incident between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian at 86th St/85th Ave, Fort St John, BC.The youth was crossing the street, westbound on 86th Street when he was struck by a white 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. The youth sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries and was transported by EHS to the Fort St John Regional Hospital where he was later flown to Vancouver for further medical attention.The driver of the pickup truck remained on scene and was cooperative with police. The RCMP Traffic Reconstruction unit attended to assist in the investigation.The Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has dash camera footage of the collision to contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.ca.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Zoning amendments and a public hearing for a new seniors housing project were approved by Council.The public hearing scheduled for Monday, July 22nd at 6 pm will take place in the city hall chambers. Peace Holdings Inc. sought to change zoning to support the build of a seniors housing development. This will facilitate residential and affordable housing and some commercial facilities for health services to serve the needs of the residents creating what is called an ageing-in-place community.The property located at 10763 86 Street will be made up of mixed-use, seniors housing,affordable housing, assisted living, adult living, and care facility as there is a need for seniors and affordable housing.Senior Housing findings forum report; CLICK HERE Peace Enterprises continuum of care; CLICK HERE
New Delhi: India staged a decent comeback to restrict Australia to 272 for nine after Usman Khawaja continued with his imperious form by hitting his second hundred of the series in the decisive fifth ODI here Wednesday. Khawaja, who had not scored a century before arriving to India for this series, hit an exact 100 off 106 balls and shared two big partnerships at the top of the order. Australia were placed comfortably at 175 for one in the 33rd over and set for a kill in slog overs, but the script changed for the hosts when Bhuvneshwar Kumar got rid off Khawaja in the last ball of the that over. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together The visitors added only 97 runs after that in 17 overs, surrendering the advantage, which was well-earned by Khawaja and his top-order colleagues. The left-hander, who hit a century in Ranchi as well, first raised a 76-run stand with Aaron Finch (27) after his skipper elected to bat in hazy and overcast conditions and followed it up with a 99-run partnership with Peter Handscomb (52). Bhuvneshwar took three wickets for 48 runs while Ravindra Jadeja (2/45) and Mohammed Shami (2/57) accounted for two batsmen each. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open The Feroz Shah Kotla wicket did not have much for either spinners or pacers but was far from usual low and slow track as the Australians easily worked the ball around. Khawaja was yet again impressive with his footwork, handling the Indian spinners nicely before being caught at shot extra cover by Kohli off Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The left-hander hit 10 fours and two sixes before driving straight to Kohli. Jadeja then got rid of Glenn Maxwell (1) and Shami sent back Handscomb as Australia lost three wickets in the space of 14 balls. The tide turned in India’s favour with Australia managing just 27 runs in overs between 34 and 40. Jadeja, who replaced Yuzvendra Chahal, made a strong case for himself for inclusion in the World Cup squad with figures of 10-0-45-2. Jasprit Bumrah was exceptional in his first eight overs giving just 14 runs but Jhye Richradson (29) spoilt his figures by creaming off four boundaries from his ninth over, providing one last push to Australian innings. It turned out to be a forgettable day for chinaman Kuldeep Yadav who bled 74 runs in his 10 overs but dismissed dangerous Ashton Turner (20) cheaply. Earlier, it was only Mohammed Shami who initially tested Finch with away-going and in-coming balls but once the Australia captain got his eye in, he went about his business without fuss. Khawaja continued with his rich form, striking boundaries easily. His straight boundary, punched on the up, off Bhuvneshwar was a treat to watch.
Kolkata: The School Service Commission (SSC) candidates who had been part of a hunger strike in the city since February 28, withdrew their movement on Thursday, following the assurance of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who personally met them on Wednesday.Following the Chief Minister’s instruction, five SSC candidates on Thursday met a committee comprising five senior Education department officials at Bikash Bhawan and placed their 14-point charter of demands.
The Education department secretary assured them that they would get back to the candidates after going through their demands. After Thursday’s meeting, the students called off their hunger strike but said that they would again start a similar movement from the first week of June, if their demands are not met by then. SSC Chatra Yuva Adhikar Mancha secretary Insan Ali said: “We had a long discussion with senior Education department officials and submitted files carrying our 14-point agenda. The officials will come up with a decision within April 3. We have withdrawn the strike following the assurance of the Chief Minister, for whom we have the highest regard.” Banerjee had met the candidates on Mayo Road on Wednesday and urged them to end their hunger strike, assuring them that she would look into the matter. She also sought some time from the candidates. She also reminded them that the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) was already on and hence she would not be able to make any specific assurance in this regard. The Chief Minister also told them that her sympathy is with the candidates and also said that her government would try to find a solution in the first week of June, after the conclusion of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. She clarified that nothing can be done immediately as that would violate the MCC and if anything is done in haste, it could be challenged in the court of law. Banerjee instructed state Education minister Partha Chatterjee, who was accompanying her, to include five of the agitating candidates in the expert committee headed by the Education department secretary Manish Jain, to make a comprehensive report on the issue. It may be mentioned here that Thursday was the 29th day of the hunger strike by the SSC candidates. Over 400 SSC candidates from the state had been part of the hunger strike at Mayo Road under the banner of SSC Chatra Yuva Adhikar Mancha. The candidates had accused that there have been some irregularities in the appointment of assistant teachers at state-run schools. They have called for immediate recruitment in the numerous vacancies across the state.
Washington: The White House has refused to meet a Tuesday deadline to deliver six years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns to Congress, escalating a battle that is expected to head to court. The House Ways and Means Committee’s chairman, Richard Neal, had given the Internal Revenue Service until April 10 to turn over the president’s personal tax returns, and those of several entities connected to Trump, for 2013 through 2018. That deadline was extended to April 23. But Trump has signaled he does not want his financial information disclosed, repeating his oft-used excuse during the 2016 presidential campaign that he would not release his tax returns while under audit by the IRS. Trump broke with a long-established norm during the 2016 elections by refusing to release the returns as most presidents have done since the 1970s even though it is not required by law. “The president is pretty clear: Once he’s out of audit, he will think about doing it,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told Fox News on Tuesday. “He’s not inclined to do so at this time.” The US Treasury Department said it was reviewing Neal’s request and consulting with the Justice Department, and that there were “serious constitutional questions” related to the request. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, in a letter to Neal, said the department would render a final decision by May 6 on whether or not to comply. But Mnuchin also warned that congressional Democrats, through the Ways and Means demand, were seeking “to obtain and expose the president’s tax returns.”
Pacers and George Hill got it done.It is one thing to lose at home to the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. It’s another thing to lose with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade failing in the waning moments.But that’s exactly what happened. And the Indiana Pacers were the benefactors with a 78-75 victory that tied the series at 1-1.James, who had 28 points, nine rebounds and five assists, missed two foul shots with 54.3 seconds left and Miami down by a point. He had missed another free throw earlier. And with 16 seconds to go and the Pacers in front by two, Wade missed a driving layup.And finally, down by three in the last seconds of the game, neither Wade nor James took the last shot. It was a contested bomb by Mario Chalmers that clanked off the rim that sealed Indiana’s triumph that secured it the home court advantage.Forward David West led the way with 16 points and 10 rebounds and guard George Hill added 15.Playing without injured forward Chris Bosh (abdominal strain), who is out for the series, the Heat received little help from anyone other than James and Wade. No other Miami player scored more than five points.The Heat have until Thursday’s Game 3 in Indianapolis to figure it out.