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Reyes wants expanded Gilas cadets pool

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Unlike with the original setup between the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) and the PBA where rookies in the national team pool were dispersed to all 12 teams, Reyes said that the idea is to have a core group similar to that of the old Smart Gilas, where the best amateur players will be tapped to form the core of the national team pool.“Hopefully, in so doing, we’re able to train up enough players to form a competitive group even though there are complications with the pro leagues,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Photo from Fiba.comWith Gilas Pilipinas’ manpower issues as evident as ever, coach Chot Reyes has already broached the idea of introducing a new batch of Gilas cadets to avoid the scheduling conflicts that comes with the new Fiba competition calendar.“Having an expanded pool will allow us to have guys who are not in the PBA, that when scheduling conflicts arise, we’ll always have choices,” he said Thursday in the Chooks-to-Go-hosted homecoming presser at Marco Polo in Ortigas.ADVERTISEMENT Reyes is hopeful that all of these planning will eventually bear fruit in the end, saying, “Hopefully, we keep building until we get to the final objective which is to qualifying for the World Cup and be the best Asian team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos 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 Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Blatche status still uncertain as Gilas deals with schedule conflicts for Fiba q’fying View comments Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES SPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Though the idea is still at its formative stage, Reyes shared that the SBP has already made a list of possible players to tap.“We know everyone who has potential, and everyone who are coming out, but we don’t want to touch those who are in college now. We know the problems that they will have in college teams,” he said. “We’re keeping tabs on everyone who we think are worthy, but right now, we want to focus on the guys who has no any collegiate obligations.”last_img read more

Bame Crowned ECOWAS Champion

first_imgNew Kru Town based old-timer football club, Bame was crowned champions on Sunday in the maiden edition of the ECOWAS Integrity and Solidarity Old-timer Football Tournament.The two-day ECOWAS Cup was held at the Alpha Old-timer Sports Pitch dubbed the Willis Knuckles Sports Pitch in Zubah Town with eight teams.Bame whipped Lakpazee Old-timer 4-2 in a lottery shot after 70 minutes of entertaining football ended 1-1.Beme’s hit man Francis Sayepaye opened the scoring in the 23rd minute from a close-range. Lakpazee had a peg back and Kollie Tehteh Jacobs beautifully headed home the equalizer.The tournament’s rules which called for a spot-kick was dispatched and Alfred Sayon’s Bame lifted the trophy.In the semi finals, Bame thrashed Bench 5-4 in a penalty shootout after 1-1 draw. Randolph Nyanfor got the opener for Bame in the 1st minute and was rotated in the 57th minute by Randall Glikan.Lakpazee Old-timer spanked Barnersville 2-1 to get to the finals, courtesy of Prince Harrison and Stephen Nimely in 5th and 60th minutes. Lakpazee consolation goal was netted by Wearl Venn in the 13th minute.In the Saturday’s preliminary rounds, Bench whipped Independent 3-1 in the opener.Tournament’s favorite Alpha Old-timer was spanked 2-0, courtesy of Ben Seedee and Rufus Neufville in the 2nd and 28th minutes. Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagne wouldn’t get a twist to get the back of his net and couldn’t get a converter to his three inspirational crosses.In the 3rd match Lakpazee and Sinkor drew goalless.Sinkor filed a protest against Lakpazee for fielding “illegal player Emmanuel Brown who was expelled by LONA for being underage.”The Grievance and Protest Committee, headed by Bryant McGill awarded the points to Lakpazee but fined the team US$250 and suspended goalie Emmanuel Brown.The two-day tournament is  part of the activities commemorating ECOWAS  40th Anniversary Celebration as a regional body, amongst series of  integration activities to reflect the success stories  of ECOWAS  towards enhancing  local participation  and promoting  Economic and Social  Integration among Member  States including Liberia .The Special Representative of the President of ECOWAS Commission in Liberia- Ambassador Babatunde Ajisomo, the Africa Union (AU) Ambassador to Liberia, Toyin Sholaja were among ambassadors who graced the tournament.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mohamed Enterprise donates to 12 NGO’s

first_imgMohamed’s Enterprise on Wednesday made a timely donation to twelve organisations which assists less fortunate and persons living with disabilities.The donation has become an annual tradition for the gold company over the years and the company sees it as a way of demonstrating the true spirit of giving back to the communities.Representative of the company, Nezam Zaman told the small gathering that “weRecipients of the donation made by Nazar Mohamed after receiving their chequeswitnessed the trials that our brother in humanity faces, loss of health, security and shelter, presence of hunger and fear of what tomorrow hold, so Mr Mohamed have found a perfect alley to give”.Zaman added that this has impacted the lives of the less fortunate and they are happy to contribute to the cause and hope that their modest contribution will assist in everyway.The recipients were, Ptolemy Reid Rehab Centre, Sorsha Williams Foundation, Shaheed Boys and Girls Orphanage, Joshua House, Guyana Society for the blind, Bait-ur-Rahma, St Ann’s Orphanage, St John Bosco Orphanage, Ruimveldt Children Aid Center, Guyana Islamic Relief Organization, Dharam Shala and Guyana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty for Animals.last_img read more

City grapples with violence 3 years after officer’s death

first_imgOne way of fostering communication is by remembering the goal is to create a better environment for young people, said Bernardo Rosa, a community activist and head of Community Wellness Partnership. Rosa said young people’s needs are much better understood today than they were even three years ago, and more community members are willing to pitch in to meet those needs. Three years after the shooting, the sense of urgency continues for Pomona schools Superintendent Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, and was underscored this week with the shooting at Virginia Tech. “Three years ago the tragedy was here. Now it was there,” she said. “We all have to be on watch. We have people’s lives at stake.” But much work remains to be done. One need look no further than the violence of the past five months to understand how hard change can be. On Nov. 19 of last year, 3-year-old Ethan Esparza was shot in his grandparents’ front yard by a drive-by shooter. Since then, 10 more people have fallen victim to homicide on Pomona’s streets. When crimes continue and can’t be solved because people won’t step forward and speak, it’s time to do some soul searching, Romero said. To wit: Only one arrest has been made in connection with the homicides since Esparza’s death. “If we allow this to continue, then the question is, what about our own conscience?” Romero said. Mayor Norma Torres said the city has bolstered police resources, established more Neighborhood Watch groups and is sharing information with residents. “The more information they have, the better prepared they are to help us fight crime,” Torres said. Efforts also are under way to develop partnerships with trade unions so that young people could gain apprenticeships and develop job skills, leading to good-paying jobs that in turn break the cycle of poverty, she said. m_rodriguez@dailybulletin.com (909) 483-9336160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But a lot can happen in three years. Today, despite continued bloodshed and death on city streets, progress is arguably more evident than ever toward a real solution. Steiner’s shooting prompted the community and city leaders to take the steps that have resulted in the Pomona Youth and Family Master Plan. The plan, along with its accompanying implementation strategy, is meant to create an environment where young people thrive. Since Steiner’s death, city agencies and community groups talk to each other more than ever, police Chief Joe Romero said. “Different people are talking to each other and listening to each other,” he said, and that communication must continue. POMONA – Three years ago today, Pomona was in shock. The city was reeling from a stunning act of violence, as Valentino Arenas, 16, who was trying to impress a local gang, gunned down California Highway Patrol Officer Thomas Steiner of the Santa Fe Springs station in broad daylight outside the Superior Court building. Steiner, 35, left behind a young widow and two young sons. Arenas left behind his future, exchanging a guilty plea for a lifetime behind bars. And the people of Pomona left behind any illusions their city was gaining the upper hand in its war against gangs and violence. last_img read more

Nine countries confirm participation in second International Grand Committee on Disinformation and ‘Fake news’

first_imgThe International Grand Committee of Disinformation and ‘Fake News’ is co-chaired by Zimmer and Damian Collins, Chair of the UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local M.P. and Chair of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, Bob Zimmer, has announced that at least nine countries, including Canada, will be taking part in the second gathering of the International Grand Committee.According to Zimmer, on May 28, representatives from Argentina, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Ukraine will be joining Canada to discuss how they can protect citizen rights in the age of big data.Zimmer says having these countries on board will represent 355 million citizens, and will contribute to better protection of citizens in this digital age.- Advertisement -“Together we represent over 355 million citizens from around the world. As lawmakers, we are all examining ways to protect our citizens from threats to our democracies in the digital age. That is why it is important that we continue to come together as a group to share our knowledge and best practices for tackling these global issues.”Some of the witnesses that have confirmed their participation in the International Grand Committee include former CEO/founder of Blackberry, Jim Balsillie, Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Daniel Therrien, and Chair of the United States Federal Election Commission, Ellen Weintraub.Invitations were also sent out to Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, and Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey.Advertisement Zimmer says he finds it quite encouraging to see that Zuckerberg and Dorsey have been talking about improving the safety of social media platforms.“It has been encouraging to see Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey publicly acknowledging that more needs to be done to stop the spread of harmful content on their platforms, as well as to protect their users’ privacy and data.”Zimmer hopes that Zuckerberg and Dorsey, along with other platform executives, take advantage of this important conversation.“I hope that they, and other platform executives, will take advantage of this unique opportunity and come to Ottawa to be a part of this important conversation.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, July 9

first_imgThis Sunday morning on Sportsday we build up to the Euro 2016 final as well as Andy Murray’s third Wimbledon final.There is also reaction from Serena Williams’ seventh win at SW19 and her record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam title.As well as that there is the latest ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and Nottinghamshire Outlaws win over the Worcestershire Rapids in the Natwest T20 Blast.All brought to you by Lisa O’Sullivan and the team.last_img

Pochettino to ring the changes for cup? Likely Spurs line-up vs Watford

first_img 2 Tottenham XI: Gazzaniga; Aurier, Foyth, Sanchez, Walker-Peters; Wanyama, Winks, Amos; Lamela, Llorente, N’Koudou 2 Both teams are expected to rotate for the match with just a few days before they return to Premier League action, and seeing the strength of each side will show just how much each manager cares about the Carabao Cup.Pochettino has often preferred to forget about the domestic cups in favour of Spurs’ Premier League and European ambitions, and this season is unlikely to be any different.He is likely to make a number of changes with the likes of Kyle Walker-Peters, Davinson Sanchez and Victor Wanyama set for run outs.So, just how will Tottenham line-up at Stadium MK on Wednesday night? talkSPORT.com have built a predicted Spurs XI, which you can see below… Manchester United vs Derby (Tuesday, September 25) – LISTEN LIVEOxford United vs Manchester City (Tuesday, September 25) – LISTEN LIVELiverpool vs Chelsea (Wednesday, September 26) – LISTEN LIVETottenham vs Watford (Wednesday, September 26) – LISTEN LIVE However, Spurs have recovered some form after losing three games in a row just as Watford have dropped slightly to go two games without a win.The two sides now meet in the Carabao Cup as they hunt to win the first piece of silverware available in the English football season, though they clash in Milton Keynes rather than north London as Spurs continue to have issues with their new stadium. Tottenham get their Carabao Cup campaign under way against Watford on Wednesday night and will be out for revenge.The Hornets came from behind to defeat Mauricio Pochettino’s side 2-1 in the Premier League earlier this month, and they remain ahead of the Lilywhites in the table. Carabao Cup commentaries LIVE on talkSPORT Troy Deeney led Watford to a brilliant comeback victory over Tottenham earlier this month last_img read more

MINISTER ADMITS LIFFORD HOSPITAL IS A “POTENTIAL CLOSURE”

first_imgMinister of State Dinny McGinley has admitted that Lifford Hospital could be on the verge of closure.The news many consider may already be a foregone conclusion comes as the West Health Forum meet today to discuss the future of community hospitals.Minister McGinley admits the signs do not look good for the border hospital. “There is no doubt about a potential closure,” he admitted.However he claimed that there will a consultation process and that alternative arrangements may be made for Lifford.However he claimed that no patients currently in Lifford will be left without a bed.He revealed that alternative arrangements are already being drawn up to ensure that the patients currently in Lifford will be relocated to a different community hospital nearby.    MINISTER ADMITS LIFFORD HOSPITAL IS A “POTENTIAL CLOSURE” was last modified: February 17th, 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:Lifford General HospitalMinister Dinny McGinleylast_img read more

END OF AN ERA AS FRANKIE KENNEDY WINTER SCHOOL TO CLOSE

first_imgThe famous Frankie Kennedy Winter School is to be wound down.Frankie KennedyThe school, which was established in 1994 to remember the famous musician, is currently run by the Mooney and Kennedy families.However the families have said the school has become too big and it will now be organised Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair. As of next year, the group will run events and music classes in its place.Frankie was born in Belfast in 1955, became one of Ireland’s best known traditional flute players through his work with the band Altan which he managed and founded with his partner Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh.Frankie and Mairéad set the seeds for Altan with their ground breaking album Ceol Aduaidh on the Gael Linn label.Frankie, a naturally gifted teacher and communicator, was part of a robust wave of young Northern flute players who came to the fore in the ’70s and ’80s. Like his contemporaries, Frankie drew inspiration from the older generation of Ulster musicians and singers. Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy was established in December 1994 following Frankie’s untimely death from cancer in September of that year.The school’s vision is to continue his huge contribution to Irish traditional music, especially the music and song of Donegal.This year’s event, the last Frankie Kennedy Winter School by that name, will run at the end of December with dates to be confirmed. END OF AN ERA AS FRANKIE KENNEDY WINTER SCHOOL TO CLOSE was last modified: October 24th, 2013 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:Frankie Kennedy Winter Schoollast_img read more

CRIMINAL PROSECUTION COULD BE MADE IN TRAGIC DONEGAL MAN’S DEATH, INQUEST HEARS

first_imgAn inquest into the death of a Co Donegal man who fell from a boat has heard there may be a criminal prosecution in the case.The late Conal GildeaConal Gildea, 25, fell into the River Liffey in Dublin while attending a party on a floating bar. Conal, from Ardara, had to be identified through his tattoos, Dublin Coroner’s Court heard.His body was recovered from the river at Britton Quay in Dublin’s city centre by the Garda Water Unit on Monday, April 29 this year, two days after he had last been seen on the boat.At the opening of the inquest into his death, Inspector Martin Mooney of Pearse Street Garda Station told the Dublin coroner that the matter is the subject of an “ongoing investigation which may lead to a criminal prosecution”.Requesting an adjournment of the inquest to facilitate the investigation, he confirmed that it is not a homicide issue but relates to issues of “supply”. He said that a number of witnesses have yet to be interviewed.The court heard that the dead man, who was a prominent member of his local community and a member of Ardara GAA club, was identified by his sister Sarah Gildea. She told the court that she confirmed identification after Gardaí showed her two photographs of tattoos, including one on her brother’s right forearm which said “Only God Can Judge Me” and another six-year-old tattoo on his left abdomen.Ms Gildea said that her brother had been living with her at the time of his death and was completing the final weeks of a plumbing apprenticeship.Coroner Dr Brian Farrell said that the post-mortem was carried out by deputy state pathologist Dr Michael Curtis who gave the cause of death as drowning. He told the family that there are “other issues” which he will be going into at a later date.He adjourned the inquest for further mention on December 12 to allow time for Gardaí to continue their inquiries.CRIMINAL PROSECUTION COULD BE MADE IN TRAGIC DONEGAL MAN’S DEATH, INQUEST HEARS was last modified: August 28th, 2013 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:ArdaraboatConal GildeafallRiver Liffeylast_img read more