Old imports suit up for new squads in 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ FILE – Ginebra turned Magnolia import Vernon Macklin. AUGUST DELA CRUZOld reinforcements return for the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, albeit this time, most of them will be suiting up for another squad.Of the six returnees this conference, only former Best Import awardee Arinze Onuaku of Meralco and Malcolm White of GlobalPort are staying put.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Vernon Macklin, who previously suited up for Ginebra, will now be playing for its rival Magnolia in the second conference.Jarrid Famous also makes his comeback as he joins Blackwater in his third foray in the league.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLongtime Kia import James White has been tapped by Phoenix, while former Alaska reinforcement Shane Edwards will don the Ginebra jersey while it waits for first-choice Justin Brownlee.That doesn’t mean, though, there won’t be fresh faces for the first of the two import-laden conferences. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES D-League: Batangas-EAC pulls off upset, denies CEU of top seed View comments MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims San Miguel signed up 29-year-old center Troy Gillenwater, who previously suited up for Mighty Sports-Philippines in the 2016 Jones Cup.Burly big man Reggie Johnson will also bolster the Rain or Shine frontline after playing for Mono Vampire in Thailand.Kia will entrust its future on 27-year-old CJ Aiken, who had stints in the NBA D-League and saw action in Poland and Canada.Legitimate NBA-caliber talents are also hitting the Philippine shores.Ex-Philadelphia 76er Arnett Moultrie will man the paint for NLEX in the second conference, while TNT has tapped Jeremy Tyler, who had stints with the Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, and the New York Knicks before taking his talents to China and Australia.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Alaska is the lone team which has yet to introduce an import for the second conference.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

SMC ‘Grand Slam’ nets sports chief Chua Danny Floro trophy

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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Fact & Fancy: It’s devotion vs delusion MOST READ LATEST STORIES The PBAPC is naming its first Lifetime Achievement awardee in Alaska team owner Wilfred S. Uytengsu.The group has also named awardees for Mr. Quality Minutes (Vic Manuel), Defensive Player of the Year (John Paul Erram), Game of the Season (Barangay Ginebra-Rain or Shine 3OT), Breakout Player of the Season (Chris Tiu), Scoring champion (Stanley Pringle) and Order of Merit (June Mar Fajardo, Paul Lee and Manuel).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history It was the year of the San Miguel Corp. triple crown in the PBA.San Miguel Beer retained the Philippine Cup title, Barangay Ginebra captured the Commissioner’s Cup championship, and Magnolia won the Governors’ Cup crown.ADVERTISEMENT And it was a feat credited largely to SMC sports director Alfrancis Chua.The PBA Press Corps recognized Chua’s effort in the rare feat—this marked the first time in the PBA that all three SMC teams won titles in one season—and will hand him the Danny Floro Executive Award on Jan. 21, during the group’s 25th anniversary of its Annual Awards Night presented by Cignal TV at Novotel Manila Araneta Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsChua joins his boss, Ramon S. Ang, in the ranks of those who have won the prestigious award, a list that includes Manny V. Pangilinan, Wilfred S. Uytengsu, Danding Cojuangco, Raymund Yu and Terry Que, Ricky Vargas, Renauld “Sonny” Barrios, Rene Pardo, Buddy Encarnado, Elmer Yanga, Simon Mossesgeld, George Chua, and the late Jun Bernardino and Henry Cojuangco.Only the prestigious Virgilio ‘Baby’ Dalupan Coach of the Year is yet to be announced, with Leo Austria, Tim Cone and Chito Victolero battling for the trophy bearing the name of the late “Maestro” of Philippine coaching. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

“Mass deportation is not a sensible thing to do in these circumstances” – political…

first_imgVenezuela’s economic crisisThe shadow of hunger and poverty has struck Guyana’s once oil-rich neighbour Venezuela and people are fleeing by the thousands looking for a place to survive, a job to provide food for their families. But their neighbours are on the fence on whether to offer assistance, as the ordinary Venezuelan goes hungry.These were the sentiments expressed by political activist David Hinds on Thursday in an interview with Guyana Times.“If people are undergoing hardships, they are not always going to obey the rules. What they will be doing is fleeing as a form of survival and so we will have Venezuelans who will be coming into Guyana illegally and we have to find a way of balancing respect for the law and also balancing that with the humanitarian situation,” Hinds asserted.Currently, Venezuela is suffering its worst ever economic crisis; the once rich country now has the world’s worst negative growth rate (-8 per cent) and an inflation rate of 482 per cent. Unemployment is climbing and thousands are lined up every day to receive portions of staples.Everything is rationed and transported under armed guard; supermarkets are looted and protests for the removal of the government are wracking the country.Responding to over a dozen Venezuelans being deported on Monday, Hinds stated that Guyana should deal with the situation on two levels—a governmental political level and more importantly, on a humanitarian level.On Wednesday, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said the Government has a humanitarian responsibility to accept Venezuelans arriving here in search of better lives but demanded that they should not do so illegally.He stated that Guyana is in treaty to international agreements which give support to countries in situations like Venezuela and so: “We have made it clear that on humanitarian grounds that we will not turn back Venezuelans who come to seek help here in Guyana… so anybody coming from Venezuela for food and things like that, we support people who come to Guyana on those grounds.”Hinds however stated that mass deportation of illegal Venezuelans might not be the sensible thing, given the circumstances. He noted that while there will be people who will use the crisis to enter Guyana to do crime, he does believe that people are legitimately fleeing Venezuela for humanitarian reasons and the good ones should not be deported: “We need to sift the bad ones from the good ones.”He went on: “Mass deportation is not a sensible thing to do in these circumstances because we are going to look like the Europeans who deported Syrians. I would not like to see Guyana engaged in that.”For years, Guyana and Venezuela have been divided over a border controversy, where Venezuela has been unrelenting in staking claims over the Essequibo County.Hinds, nevertheless, stated that Guyana needs to make the distinction between the people and the government: “It is their government who has been strident in wanting our lands but the ordinary people no…we have to make the distinction between them and their government.”He continued:”The ordinary people are fleeing a situation that is becoming terrible…and we have to in some way not link assistance to poor people in Venezuela with the border controversy. Ordinary people in Venezuela did not make the policies that have led to the problems that they are having so I think we have to be human even as we take into consideration our political interest and our national interest.”Among those deported on Monday were five mothers and nine fathers, who were miners. With the help of a translator, the refugees cried out that they had fledVenezuela with the hope of finding jobs in Guyana to support their families who have remained in the crisis-ridden country.One woman explained that they were punishing in Venezuela since there were no jobs and only very limited access to food.Sources have confirmed that an additional 100 more are expected to be deported in the coming weeks.Hinds stated that although Guyana is on a strain to provide for its people, the topic of refugee status can be considered. “If we are going to go down the road of giving these people refugee status, then government needs to decide how many of them it can accommodate and where we will put them,” he said.With Venezuela sliding further into crisis and no evidence of an economic turn-around, it is predicted that there will be a refugee crisis in the region as persons will continue to flee the country and enter its neighbouring countries.last_img read more

ULSTER SFC: ARMAGH RETAIN HOME ADVANTAGE DESPITE ISSUES OVER CAPACITY

first_imgULSTER SFC: ARMAGH have retained home advantage despite calls from some quarters to move the eagerly anticipated clash to a bigger venue. The Athletic Grounds in Armagh has a capacity of around 18,000 but demands for the Ulster SFC quarter-final clash between The Orchard County and Donegal to be switched to an alternative venue have fallen on deaf ears.Donegal’s reward for a bruising win over Tyrone on Sunday is a tough encounter against an Armagh side that have been buoyed by the return of former All-Ireland winning captain  Kieran McGeeney.Armagh were desperately unlucky against Donegal in the All-Ireland quarter-final last season and will be quietly confident of causing an upset. Ulster Council spokesman John Connolly told The Belfast Telegraph that there will be no switch.“The Armagh County Board have worked hard to transform the Athletic Grounds into an up-to-date stadium and obviously the fact that Donegal will be playing there next month is a plum tie for Kieran McGeeney’s side.“The match between Donegal and Tyrone was a terrific game and we like to think that this has served to lay down a marker for the Ulster championship.“There are other matches scheduled to take place in the interim but there is no doubt that Armagh v Donegal has a special ring to it.” Armagh official Sean McStay added, “County boards like ourselves make considerable effort and go to huge expenditure to refurbish grounds in the hope of getting plum home fixtures such as this one we are getting against Donegal.“This is what makes all the sacrifice worthwhile.“It is well-known that Armagh boast a huge fan base and naturally everyone wants to see them take on the Ulster champions in their own back yard.”ULSTER SFC: ARMAGH RETAIN HOME ADVANTAGE DESPITE ISSUES OVER CAPACITY was last modified: May 20th, 2015 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:armaghdonegalGAAnewsSportUlster SFClast_img read more

College radio breaks barrier

first_imgINDUSTRY – It’s 5 p.m. on Wednesday, and the news goes live on Radio American Living. “Good evening. Welcome to our bilingual newscast,” says anchor Jessica Zhu, in Mandarin. With Zhu on one side and co-anchor Daniel Raymond on the other, the news begins in Mandarin and ends in English. Flip-flopping every couple of sentences, the bilingual show is the first of its kind, according to station manager Tyson Chang. Making it possible are four interns from Mt. San Antonio College. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Primarily a Chinese-language station, Radio American Living needed English speakers to co-anchor the shows. It found them in Mike Cioffi, 22, and Raymond, 47, both broadcast students at Mt. SAC, who lend their voices Monday through Friday for a live show at 5 p.m. and a taped segment that airs at 11 p.m. Vivian Cheng, 22, often acts as the Chinese anchor, and Victoria Goh, 20, mans the sound board. Running about six to eight minutes, the newscast includes two local stories, two national stories and two international stories, with an emphasis on news out of China and Taiwan. Ten minutes before the 5 p.m. show, Raymond and Zhu run through their lines. Back and forth, the news smoothly transitions from Mandarin to English and back to Mandarin again. For beginning anchors, the slower pace of the bilingual format is easier to adapt to, said Goh. Students said the semester- long internship is a great chance to learn, and not just because it’s the only station broadcasting in these two languages. “Students never get on-air internships,” Cioffi said. “It’s very valuable experience.” Raymond added: “Lots of radio stations have interns, but you’re doing sales or out on the street handing out bumper stickers.” Chang said he doesn’t mind putting students on air. “It doesn’t bother us if they’re professional or students,” he said. “If they’re good, they’re on air.” In addition, the bilingual newscast fits well with the station’s profile, Chang said. “We put stress on education and community service. We have programs for English learning, Spanish learning,” he said. Listeners have said they like both languages because it improves their English and “they understand many journalistic terms in English,” Chang said. Radio American Living broadcasts can be heard throughout Southern California. esther.chou@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2513160Want 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

RENOWNED SURGEON REVEALS WHY THE GAA AND ORGAN DONATION GO HAND-IN-HAND

first_imgDonegal Clinical and Research Acadmey- back from left are Kevin Moran , Eamon Magee, Charlie Mcmanus, Karl Lacey, Rory Kavanagh and Pat Shovlin. Seated David Hickey and Michael Murphy. Photo – Clive WassonRenowned transplant surgeon, Mr David Hickey, gave a moving, accurate and up to date lecture as guest speaker at Letterkenny General Hospital’s Research Day Symposium last week.Mr Hickey was invited by Mr Charles McManus, Director of Medical Education at Letterkenny General Hospital and Team Physician to the Donegal county footballers. Mr Hickey’s talk centred on how volunteerism forms the bedrock for both organ transplantation and grass roots GAA.Mr Hickey’s talk “Charity begins at home: The GAA and Organ Transplantation” was an exceptional lecture that incorporated relevant statistics regarding organ transplantation in Ireland.It was interspersed with tales of David’s life as an elite Gaelic footballer, who was once pursued by Toulon Rugby club eager for his acquisition to play out half for them in the French League.Mr Hickey asked if a signed Donegal jersey could be arranged for auction upon his return to Dublin to aid families destroyed by the typhoon Haiyan. Eager to meet a legend, current Donegal footballers, Eamonn Mc Gee, Rory Kavanagh, Karl Lacey and Michael Murphy came to present the jersey to him in person.  – Ends – Photo Details:Back Row: Mr Kevin Moran, Consultant Surgeon and Urologist, Letterkenny General Hospital and Team Physician to Donegal Football; footballer Eamonn McGee; Mr Charles McManus, Director of Medical Education, Letterkenny General Hospital and Team Physician to the Donegal Football Team; and footballer Rory Kavanagh.Front Row: Mr David Hickey, Consultant Urologist and Transplant Surgeon and Team Physician to Dublin Football; footballers Karl Lacey and Michael Murphy; Pat Shovelin, Manager Medical Records, Letterkenny General Hospital and goal keeping coach to Donegal Football. RENOWNED SURGEON REVEALS WHY THE GAA AND ORGAN DONATION GO HAND-IN-HAND was last modified: November 29th, 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:David HickeyLetterkenny General Hospitalorgan donationlast_img read more

FROM DONEGAL TO THE KLONDIKE – A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME

first_imgDonegal author Michael McMonagle brings the reader on an epic journey across America in his new book which is to be launched at An tSean Bheairic, Falcarragh on Friday evening.Inspired by the adventures of nineteenth-century Irish emigrant to America, Micí Mac Gabhann, who detailed his exploits in the book,Rotha Mór an tSaoil, Michael McMonagle travels across the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains of Montana, and the vast Alaskan wilderness giving his insights into two very different eras in America.A seasonal labourer, Mac Gabhann worked on farms in ‘The Laggan’ and Scotland before emigrating to the United States to seek his fortune in the Klondike Gold Rush, however, unlike many of his contemporaries, he returned to Ireland. Footprints Across America by Michael McMonagle weaves the two journeys together and highlights the strong links between both eras.The reader is brought to historic places like Butte and Dawson City, mining ghost towns, Native American reservations, ranch houses and isolated Alaskan villages.The author drags the reader up mountains and down rivers. In these out-of-the-way places, the voices of cowboys, shamans, exotic dancers, soldiers, chancer miners and Native Americans emerge to paint an insightful picture of life in America today, while the author also paints a compelling picture of the life of an emigrant caught up in the excitement of the Gold Rush.Special guests at the launch include Noel Ó Gallchóir, Aogán Ó Fearghail, President-elect of the GAA, and Cathal Mac Suibhne (ex regional manager with Údarás na Gaeltachta) who will give a lecture on “Teach Mhicí Mhic Gabhainn” .  FROM DONEGAL TO THE KLONDIKE – A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME was last modified: September 23rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:An tSean BheairicFalcarraghlast_img read more

Evaluating your grain storage system

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Evaluating how well their grain system handles the harvest season and what improvements may be needed is one of the most important steps farmers can take to help prepare for next year. GSI Conditioning Applications Manager Gary Woodruff has some recommendations for monitoring your grain storage set up in this conversation with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins.last_img

Diversified Agri-Services Inc. partners with Axis Seed

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Blake and Nicki Rossel, owners of Diversified Agri-Services Inc. are excited to announce they have become a distributor for Axis Seed.“After careful consideration we feel the unique business model that AXIS provides will be a huge benefit to our customers. We realize there are a lot of seed companies vying for your business, however very few of them are willing to make the effort to understand each operation” Blake said.Similar to Diversified Ag, Axis Seed is independently owned and counter culture to the trend of consolidation in the agricultural industry. Diversified Agri-Services Inc. has been family owned since it was founded in 1978 by David and Linda Karcher.“Ohio is different than other areas of the country. What works in Illinois and Iowa may not be the best solution for growers here in Ohio. Blake and his team at Diversified Ag have built a solid business with this same belief. This local commitment makes them a perfect partner for Axis Seed” said Nathan Louiso, Axis Ohio owner.As an independent regional company for Axis Seed, Axis Ohio has access to all current traits and technologies. Complete information about the varieties that Axis Ohio carries are available on its web site at www.axisohio.com .Axis Ohio identifies the best soybeans and hybrid corn that will work on individual growers’ farms — matching genetics and traits with farmers’ specific growing conditions and production strategies. As a family owned company, Axis Ohio strives to build long, mutually rewarding relationships with their customers while supporting the local community.last_img read more

Medicos’ strike in Rajasthan escalates

first_imgHundreds of resident doctors of the hospitals attached to medical colleges in Ajmer, Kota and Jodhpur on Wednesday extended their support to over 8,000 in-service doctors who have gone on an indefinite mass leave, as the deadlock between them and the Rajasthan government continued for the third day.While the resident doctors boycotted work for two hours, the medical services in the government hospitals continued to remain crippled. The doctors have placed as many as 33 demands, including the formation of a separate cadre and fixation of new pay grades.Talks inconclusiveTalks between Medical and Health Minister Kali Charan Saraf with the representatives of agitating doctors ended without any result on Tuesday night. Mr. Saraf reviewed the situation of healthcare services and seasonal diseases at a meeting with the Health Department’s senior officers at Swasthya Bhavan here on Wednesday.Mr. Saraf said that contrary to the doctors’ claim of having submitted mass resignations, he had not received any papers. “There is no legal validity of collective resignations. Such an act will only invite disciplinary action,” he said.The Minister affirmed that no doctor had submitted an individual resignation because they knew that it would be accepted. “Our doors are open for talks, but the doctors should not test our patience,” he said, adding that alternative arrangements had been made for treatment of patients in private hospitals.last_img read more