SBP urges Filipinos to rally behind PH’s joint 2023 Fiba World Cup bid

first_imgSamahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas executive director Sonny Barrios and president Al Panlilio will be part of the Philippines’ delegation for the joint bid in the 2023 Fiba World Cup. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netIntent on staging the global basketball extravaganza in our home soil, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) enjoined the public to once again throw its support for the country’s joint hosting bid with Japan and Indonesia for the 2023 Basketball World Cup.last_img

Peru striker hospitalized after head collision at World Cup

first_imgFarfan went down after colliding with one of the team’s goalkeepers in a practice session on Saturday.The federation says he was transferred to the hospital after all medical protocols were followed on the field.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 crownPeru has been eliminated from World Cup contention after losses to Denmark and France and has a group game remaining against Australia in Sochi. MOST READ Filmmaking a ‘passion’ for Iceland’s goalkeeping hero Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town France’s Ngolo Kante, left, fights for the ball with Peru’s Jefferson Farfan during the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)MOSCOW — Peru’s soccer federation says striker Jefferson Farfan has been hospitalized with head trauma after a hard collision with a teammate during practice at the World Cup.The federation says initial results “were favorable for the player” but Farfan was going to remain in the hospital so doctors could monitor him.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Min. Gwenigale’s Action ‘Defiant’

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Ambassador J. Adolphus During has termed Health and Social Welfare Minister, Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale’s action not to reinstate the two leaders of the National Health Workers’ Association of Liberia (NHWAL) as defiant, following earlier interventions by the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) and others.Dr. During is the founder and director of the Liberia Institute for Diplomacy and Etiquette.He spoke on Wednesday at ELWA-2 Ebola treatment unit (ETU), where his church, Soul Cleansing Clinic of Jesus Christ, donated assorted items.“It is also worrisome to the Liberian people at this time of the deadly Ebola epidemic where thousands of citizens have lost their lives. I am calling on the Minister to see reason and reinstate them immediately,” Amb. During advised.He noted that Minister Gwenigale’s action is not only worrisome but also adamant to the Legislature and the Council of Churches, who in the past had intervened for the reinstatement of the health workers’ leaders.Dr. During maintained that when the Church recommends that striking workers be reinstated, he “considers it as the highest body representing God, and such recommendation must not be thrashed”.On Monday, during the Ministry of Information’s regular press briefing, Min. Gwenigale told Liberians and health workers who were on strike in order for their leaders to be re-instated that the two men are “never coming back to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare,” so those health workers should better just stay home forever.NHWAL’s leaders, Mssrs. Joseph Tamba, president and George Poe Williams, secretary and spokesperson, have since been dismissed by the Health Minister after both men called for a nationwide health strike in demand for salary increments and insurance benefits from government last February.“We need every meaningful church leader under the Liberia Council of Churches and other institutions to make sure that these health workers are reinstated immediately,” Dr. During said. “I don’t know whether he (Minister Gwenigale) has a training center to manufacture health workers at this critical time when he is refusing to reinstate trained health workers,” Dr. During wondered.Dr. During’s church donated sacs of water, cartons of juices, including Xtra and Lucozade, valued at US$1,500. “All of these were brought in by the church members, Soul Cleansing Clinic of Jesus Christ’s administrator Whiegbadeh James said during the presentation.Mr. James said they were following the footsteps of Jesus who preached, healed the sick and fed the hungry.last_img read more

Enough is enough! Sugar workers take to the streets

first_imgMerging of LBI/Enmore EstatesBy Alexis RodneyHundreds of sugar workers on Friday took to the streets once again, rejecting what they said are the oppressive conditions under which they have been mandated to earn a living, and are calling for an immediate intervention by the relevant authorities.Protesting sugar workers holding placards in an effort to highlight their plightWorkers attached to the Enmore and La Bonne Intention estates, East Coast Demerara, chanted “enough is enough!” as they paraded the streets, saying that they will no longer stand for the oppressive behaviour of the management of the two factories.They are protesting that the merging of the two estates has made it difficult to get a full week’s work.They said the situation would more than likely cause them to leave the job eventually.One worker said that usually workers would receive $2100 per day. However, this amount has since been reduced to $700, which they say is very insufficient to maintain a family.They are calling on President David Granger and Minister of Agriculture Noel Holder to intervene so that the issues could be smoothly resolved.One field officer of the East Demerara Estate said the protest continued from last week.“Management is taking away one hour from us. I wrote management on behalf of the workers… this is clear victimisation with what management is doing at Enmore…The workers stands side by side with this union…all we want is everything back to normal. We want back the one hour, LBI must remain LBI, and Enmore must remain Enmore,” he said, to the satisfaction of those gathered round.The other protestors, who spoke with this publication, all had similar concerns. They maintained that the new arrangement will do more harm than good for them and their families.The workers said they will continue to protest until a decision that is reasonable is struck between GuySuCo and the Union.GAWU’s positionMeanwhile, moments after the protest, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), also slammed the sugar corporation for forcing sugar workers of the La Bonne Intention estate to join with the Enmore Sugar Estate.At a press conference GAWU President Komal Chand called on the sugar corporation to allow the much-needed dialogue that could see a remedy to the situation. He said the union will have to consider some “anomalies” between the rates workers at LBI received and that which they are being offered should they have to go to Enmore. He said the situation is more than unfair since persons will be travelling from varying distances to get to Enmore, while the monies have been significantly slashed.“We need to dialogue on these matters,” he told journalists at the union’s headquarters on Friday.“We are faced with a wall…this is a serious matter and I think that the board of GuySuCo needs to intervene, not to allow this fragmentation and bad relationship to become worse, because too much is at stake at the industry,” he said.Chand said that some stringent measures have been taken to reach the authorities; however, things remain dormant, as there has not been as much as an acknowledgement from those sought after.Meanwhile, workers insisted that GuySuCo must not demand that they work under less favourable conditions as they would be required at Enmore Estate.According to GAWU, the workers have correctly observed that the 2700 hectare LBI cultivation remains intact unlike the LBI factory operations, which include the Field Workshop, Mill Dock, Field Lab, Stores, and Administrative Offices which were closed at the end of July. They said their work at LBI has not become redundant.On the other hand, the field workers of Enmore Estate are objecting to the manner in which their counterparts at LBI Estate are being pushed over to their Estate. They are seeking to organise a meeting through their shop stewards and the Union’s Field Officer with the Management of the Estate to have some work issues addressed.However, when contacted, the Estate Manager of Enmore Estate informed the Union’s Field Officer that GuySuCo had already made its decision.last_img read more

Stage 2 water restrictions in effect

first_imgThe City of Dawson Creek and The Village of Pouce Coupe have once again downgraded their water restrictions.Stage 2 water conservation measures are currently in effect in both municipalities.- Advertisement -The new measures allow residents to water their lawns once a week between 4 and 9 a.m. and 7 and 10 p.m. on Wednesdays for even numbered houses and on Thursday for residents with odd numbered houses.Residents are still not allowed to wash outdoor surfaces unless an area needs to be painted or sealed or because of safety reasons.last_img

Lotto winner doesn’t feel lucky

first_imgHe still has plenty of money. And instead of retiring, the 59-year-old starts his day at 5 a.m., juggling ventures in construction, real estate, used cars, even movies. Work is the last remnant of his old life. “Nothing else is normal,” he said, sounding simultaneously gruff and sad. His appearance has changed little. His cowboy boots are worn from wear, and his grin remains toothless. He’s too busy, he says, to pay attention to looks. Whittaker began working part-time for his father at age 10, pouring concrete. At 14, he dropped out of school to work full time. He’s owned some kind of business ever since. “I was accustomed to making big money and making my own money, and I never could get interested in school again after that.” By his own estimate, he’s brought water and sewer service to some 100,000 homes and still does some good by providing 200 high-paying jobs. “Probably the lowest-paid man in my construction company is, I’d say, $36 an hour,” he said. “That’s a good wage for any part of West Virginia.” Whittaker’s family never wanted for anything, and he admits they have long been accustomed to a lifestyle most would consider lavish. But winning the Powerball was a different kind of wealth that brought instant celebrity status. Whittaker’s struggles with drinking, gambling and philandering became public, and tales of his transgressions were retold with relish. His home and car were repeatedly burglarized. At a strip club, thieves broke into his Lincoln Navigator and stole a briefcase stuffed with $245,000 in $100 bills and three $100,000 cashiers checks. The briefcase was later found, with the money. Whittaker was charged twice with driving while under the influence and sued repeatedly, once by three female casino employees who accused him of assault. In all, Whittaker says, he’s been involved in 460 legal actions since winning. He recently settled a lawsuit that alleged his bank failed to catch $50,000 in counterfeit checks cashed from his accounts. Whittaker believes he has been unfairly demonized by the media, which he says exaggerated his problems and helped drive his wife away. Jack fell in love with Jewell when he was in eighth grade and she was in seventh. The couple filed divorce papers three years ago but have yet to sign them. “I don’t know any normal person who could have a marriage with everything that’s been written about me that’s not true,” Whittaker said. The couple’s daughter, Ginger McMahan, has battled cancer for years. The disease is in remission, though she remains in poor health. Whittaker is also done with boozing – which, on his worst days, involved a fifth of vodka. He says he drank in part because he was worried about granddaughter Brandi Bragg, who shared his independent, headstrong personality and knew from a young age she wanted to run her Paw Paw’s businesses. “She was going to inherit everything,” Whittaker said. “Everything that we have was built in a way that it went to her on her 21st birthday.” She never saw that day, dying at 17 after struggling with drug addiction. Only 14 when Whittaker hit the Powerball, Bragg was in rehab a year later for Oxycontin addiction. Whittaker blames her problems on a kidnapping threat, which led to home schooling, and her decision to run with an older crowd. “If it would bring my granddaughter back, I’d give it all back,” Whittaker said of his jackpot. “But I can’t get her back, so might as well keep the money, I guess.” He also remains devoted to his employees, despite 11 indictments charging his staff with embezzling from his companies. Whittaker has little doubt as to his own legacy. “I’m only going to be remembered as the lunatic who won the lottery,” he said. “I’m not proud of that. I wanted to be remembered as someone who helped a lot of people.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The jackpot that was the stuff of dreams turned into a nightmare: His wife left him and his drug-addicted granddaughter – his protege and heir – died. He endured constant requests for money. Almost five years later, Whittaker is left with things money can’t cure: His daughter’s cancer, a long list of indiscretions documented in newspapers and court records, and an inability to trust others. “I don’t have any friends,” he said in lengthy interview. “Every friend that I’ve had, practically, has wanted to borrow money or something and of course, once they borrow money from you, you can’t be friends anymore.” Whittaker was a self-made millionaire long before he became a lottery winner, having built a pipeline business worth $17 million. Then he hit the Powerball in December 2002. It was then the largest single jackpot ever. The prize was worth $314.9 million. Whittaker opted for the lump-sum payout of $170 million – $93 million after taxes. MONEY: Man who took home record jackpot says he has lost friends, family and privacy. By Shaya Tayefe Mohajer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. – In his darkest moments, Jack Whittaker has sometimes wondered if winning the nearly $315 million Powerball game was really worth it. last_img read more

On their way back to Anfield – Liverpool heroes set for return to club under Klopp

first_img 2. Jamie Carragher – With his vast experience and evident understanding of the game, it’s easy to see Carragher slotting in to a backroom role with the Reds. Any such position would put an end to his career as a pundit, but surely Carra would prefer to be back at Anfield? With reports now claiming that Jurgen Klopp could be unveiled as the new manager of Liverpool Football Club by the end of this week, attention has now turned to what the German will bring to Anfield.While much discussion over the past few days has focused on his coaching style and match tactics, there is also the interest on who he could bring to the club as part of his backroom staff.Robbie Fowler recently stated that he is keeping a close eye on the current situation at Liverpool and would love a role with the senior squad.So with such thoughts in mind, we’ve listed five former players that could be welcomed back on Merseyside.Take a look by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 5 4. Steven Gerrard – There will surely be few Liverpool supporters that wouldn’t welcome Gerrard back with open arms. Perhaps Klopp could be interested in handing Gerrard, as Louis van Gaal has done with Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs, a role as his assistant. This, however, is unlikely at present given his desire to continue playing. It is probable that he will return to the club, but unlike in Giggs’ case, Gerrard was allowed to leave and that should scupper any hopes of an immediate return. 5 5 3. Sami Hyypia – Only a few months ago, Hypia stated his desire to join Liverpool’s backroom staff and you suspect he would still be interested in a return to the club. His managerial career is yet to really take off, and a role as an assistant with his former club could be particularly inviting. Perhaps he is more suited to a coaching/assistant position? He certainly knows his way around Melwood. 5 5 1. Robbie Fowler – to see the remaining four, click the arrow above! – Fowler is an official ambassador for the club and is therefore in a great position to persuade the hierarchy to offer him a backroom role. There may be concerns at his lack of experience, although he has coached with MK Dons and the Liverpool academy, possesses a UEFA A licence and could be an exciting addition on the training ground as an attacking coach. Whether Klopp would be willing to work with someone with limited experience remains to be seen. 5. Markus Babbel – Babbel and Klopp are well acquainted from their respective careers in the Bundesliga, and with the German connection, the pair could make for an exciting new team on Merseyside. Babbel is currently the head coach of FC Luzern, but the lure of a Premier League return with Liverpool could prove impossible to reject. Back in 2001, Babbel was a hero of Liverpool’s cup treble winners, could he become a Kop hero once more?last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL jockey Martin Harley was formally crowned UK Champion Apprentice jockey today.He already knew yesterday he had taken the champion apprentice prize before heading to Doncaster today, beating Kieran O’Neill to the honours.“I’ve had a fabulous year and it was great to be able to come here today with no pressure,” said Trentagh jockey Martin. “It’s been a ding-dong battle all year with Kieran and it became a bit of a scrap towards the end and it was a relief to come out on top.”Paul Hanagan was crowned Champion Jockey – but there’s no doubt Harley wants to follow in those footsteps.Khalid Abdullah was crowned champion owner while Richard Hannon was again the leading trainer.Below is a profile article on Martin Harley from earlier this year> us on us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL JOCKEY MARTIN HARLEY CROWNED APPRENTICE CHAMPION was last modified: November 6th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:CHAMPION APPRENTICE JOCKEY 2011Martin Harleylast_img read more


first_imgBig Danny McGonigle has brought the World Tug of War championships to Donegal.A native Donegal man has gone one giant step closer to fulfilling his lifetime ambition after his bid to host the word indoor Tug of War championship was successful at the recent congress of the International Tug of War Federation held in Belfast.Big Danny McGonigle has dedicated his life to the sport he loves and to his local Clonmany club which he will be a member of for 40 years next year.Danny always dreamt of bringing the World championship to his native Donegal and realised that it could become a reality after the 1999 championship which were hosted successfully by Ireland in Carlow.A committee was formed to put a bid together for the 2014 championship which Danny was the chairman off backed by Cormac Gallagher a Letterkenny business man and a number of other local people. Unfortunately the 2014 bid was unsuccessful with the championships going to the Breaffy house in Co. Mayo.Danny did not lose heart and continued to work tirelessly and together with businessman James McGinley and the committee put together a bid which could not be refused on this occasion.The World indoor championships which were held earlier this year in the Netherlands takes place every two years and will take place at the Aura Leisure centre in Letterkenny in February 2020.Danny explained to us that the championships are a big event and will attract up to 1000 athletics from around the World to Letterkenny, “we will have teams competing from as far away as Asia over the four day event.” “The championships are run over four days with the first two dedicated to club competitions and the international championships take place on the Saturday and Sunday”. Donegal has always been a stronghold for indoor Tug of War particularly in Inishowen and Danny is confident that we can pack the venue for the four day event which will be a big boost to the town of Letterkenny bringing so many visitors to the town.Danny and the team will be knuckling down and beginning preparations for the event this year and they are confident that the people and businesses of Letterkenny will support them.He said “I’ll be stepping down from the club next year having served 40 years to concentrate my full efforts on the preparations for this event”, “I’d like to thank the committee and give special thanks to James McGinley of McGinley coaches who will be looking after airport transfers and accommodation for the athletics”The first round of the national outdoor championships will be held in Donegal next month for the first time in around 15 years.The 720kg championship will be hosted at the Moville show on the 12th June in an event organised by Ultan Doherty another lifelong Tug of War veteran. For more information on the sport please visit LETTERKENNY TO HOST WORLD TUG-OF-WAR CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2020 was last modified: May 21st, 2016 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:donegalTug of WarWorld Championshipslast_img read more

Simi Valley has three of a kind

first_imgIt’s nice to have options, just ask Bryan Randolph. The Simi Valley High quarterback has three to choose from, seniors Lorne Bell, T.J. Washington and Collin Franklin, who are as formidable a receiving corps as there is in the Marmonte League, perhaps the area, for that matter. “I have confidence in all three of them, all the time. It doesn’t matter if it’s practice, the beginning of the game or a big-time situation late in the fourth quarter,” Randolph said. “They make my job a lot easier.” Sure, there are other combinations rivaling the trio – Agoura’s J.T. Wright, Orel Tagai and Jerry Henry; Newbury Park’s Josh Baker, Jordan Cameron and Travis Dickey; and Hart of Newhall’s Troy Yudin, James Wheeler and Taylor Embree. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Yet, the Pioneers (5-1, 2-1) are off to the best start in recent memory, averaging 367 total yards per game, fourth best among area large schools. And how many teams can boast having three potential Division I prospects running patterns in the secondary? “Defenses can’t just clamp down on Bell. You can’t clamp down on Washington either or we’ll go to Franklin,” Simi Valley coach Todd Borowski said. Bell is the most complete receiver of the group. The 5-foot-11 205-pound athlete can go over the middle and make the tough catch, work the sidelines, or create separation at the line of scrimmage against a cornerback and find his way past the free safety into the clear. “Lorne is our go-to guy,” Washington said. He leads the team in receptions (36), yards (508) and touchdowns (4) and ranks in the top 5 among area wideouts in most categories. Bell is being recruited by several programs, including California, Washington and Fresno State. “He’s legit. He can play anywhere in the country,” Borowski said. Washington is more one-dimensional, due mainly because of his lack of experience. This is his first year of varsity football. Borowski caught a glimpse of Washington playing basketball on campus one afternoon and convinced him to set aside the baggy basketball shorts and high tops for a minute and give the pads and cleats a try. “Shoot, the first thing I did was call him into my office. I had to have this guy play for me,” Borowski said. He lines up opposite of Bell and has shown the ability to stretch opposing defenses with consistency – he averages 18.5 yards per catch. At 6-3, 190, Bell also presents a big target in the red zone, down around the goal line, in particular. “T.J. is an unknown commodity,” Borowski said. Not for long. He’s been contacted by Washington and other schools should follow as he improves. Franklin does the dirty work and doesn’t get nearly the acclaim. It’s understandable, too, considering he’s 6-5, 225 and looks more like an offensive lineman than a tight end. His primary role is to run and pass block and he occasionally gets a ball thrown to him. “Blocking is tedious at times but I have fun being the hammer that hits the nail,” Franklin said. “Don’t get me wrong, I like getting in the end zone.” That was apparent Friday when he caught a 15-yard touchdown reception from Randolph in a 36-35 overtime league loss against Newbury Park. Franklin has eight catches this season, three for scores. Fresno State, Northern Arizona and Sacramento State are among the schools interested. “Franklin is a big target. Washington goes and gets the ball. Bell is flat out phenomenal,” Randolph said. “They’re on point.” And so is Simi Valley as a result. Sean Ceglinsky, (818) 713-3607 AT A GLANCE Simi Valley seniors Lorne Bell, T.J. Washington and Collin Franklin are quite capable receivers at the high school level and will likely move on to play Division I football next season. Here’s a look at their statistics thus far: Player Receptions Yards Avg. TDs Bell 3650814.14 Washington 1527718.52 Franklin 812415.53 Totals 5990915.49 160Want 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