Blatche resumes Gilas training

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAndray Blatche flew into the country sans fanfare on Friday and will be having enough time to train with Gilas Pilipinas as it readies for clashes against Australia and Japan in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifying series in less than two weeks.The 6-foot-11 former Brooklyn Net in the NBA will be suiting up yet again and spearheading the Filipinos against the Aussies, ranked 10th in the world, on Feb. 22 in Melbourne and versus the Japanese three days later at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right trackcenter_img Blue Eaglets seal 14-game sweep, enter UAAP Finals Team Philippines has so far gone undefeated in its first two games in the first window of the grueling series, notching wins against the Japanese away from home and then clipping Chinese-Taipei at the Big Dome last November.Gilas is holding Monday-only practices for the past month and will kick up its preparations leading to the matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBlatche had been notorious for coming in late in preparing for tournaments with Gilas. But not this time as the Filipinos would have to be perfect if they are to stand a chance against the talented charges from Down Under. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View comments Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreaklast_img read more

Pelicans’ Alvin Gentry defends LeBron James on tampering charge

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 18: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at the Barclays Center on December 18, 2018 in New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry made it clear Friday that center Anthony Davis will not be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers or anywhere else as long as he remains under contract to the Pelicans.Gentry’s stance on comments by Lakers forward LeBron James about Davis was less consistent.ADVERTISEMENT At least Gentry seemed to be having fun with the controversy. When asked about Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, who played for Gentry in New Orleans last season, Gentry joking replied, “I can’t talk about him. He’s under contract.”Gentry then waited a beat. “I had to do that,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gentry defended James against allegations of tampering, hours after declaring an interview with ESPN earlier in the week in which James said it would be “amazing” if the Lakers traded for Davis represented an effort to interfere with the Pelicans’ star.“We keep talking LeBron James, LeBron James, LeBron James,” Gentry said prior to the game between New Orleans and Los Angeles on Friday night. “He was asked a question and he answered it, you know. If he doesn’t answer it, then you guys talk about him not answering it. If he answers it, then everybody says he’s tampering. I think it puts him in a bad situation.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGentry clarified his comments in a reversal from his press conference following the Pelicans’ shoot-around Friday morning in which he said James’ answer about Davis was tampering. “Yes, it is. Why would it not be?” Gentry said earlier on Friday when he was asked if James had committed tampering.Gentry intimated that players should be held to a different standard when talking about potential future teammates than coaches or league executives discussing potential player acquisitions and signings. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ABL: Late run propels Alab Pilipinas past Formosa Dreamers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m not a player,” Gentry said. “I’m a coach, so I think it’s a little bit different when you put him in that situation. I’m not sure how he’s supposed to handle it anyway. You asked him a question. He answered. That’s it.”As for James’ assertion that he would love to play with Davis, the 25-year-old who is averaging 28 points and 12.3 rebounds per game, Gentry said, “Who wouldn’t?”Davis is under contract with New Orleans through the end of the 2020-21 season, but speculation about a possible move to Los Angeles intensified after he signed with agent Rich Paul and Klutch Sports Group in September, as Paul also represents James.However, Gentry said Davis would not be leaving New Orleans for the foreseeable future.“He’s under contract for another year and a half so that’s the easy part on our side,” Gentry said. “We have no intentions of trading him and we’re not going to trade him and that starts at the top all the way from our owner all the way down to the last ball boy on our team.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

LWSC Makes Urgent US$2.8M Budgetary Request

first_imgThe Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation (LWSC) has submitted to the Liberian Senate for consideration, a budget request totaling US$2.8 Million.A communication addressed to the Senate plenary and signed by Montserrado County Senator Geraldine Doe-Sherif on behalf of the LWSC states, “This urgent budgetary request comes in the wake of a robust action plan by the corporation to extend water supply to areas that currently lack access to water.”Giving a breakdown of the budget, the communication read before the plenary during its 39th day sitting yesterday noted that US$1.9 million of the budget will go towards the Central Monrovia Water Rehabilitation program.The amount of US$700,000 of said budget will be used for the extension of water to Dwazon, while the rest will be used for supply of running water to all of the Estates.Senator Doe-Sherif told her colleagues that their consideration to this urgent budgetary request will enable the LWSC to fulfill its primary goal as contained in the Act that established it.The Liberia water and Sewer Corporation was created by an Act to amend the Public Utilities Law in 1973. The Corporation is empowered to construct, install, establish, operate, manage and supply to all parts of Liberia, safe drinking water and perform all sewerage services, as well as maintain such water and sewerage facilities.Meanwhile, the LWSC communication has been sent to the committees on Public Corporations, and Ways, Means, Finance and Budget, and report to plenary within one week.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana needs to do more to eliminate filaria – PAHO/WHO

first_img…as pill distribution campaign kicks off“I think we need to do more to make sure that we have this disease eliminated. Other countries have done it, so what makes us different? What makes us different is that we have oil, we have money. We should be able to do it.”This woman spared no effort to be one of the first to have her filaria prevention pillsThose were the words shared by the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) Representative to Guyana, Dr William Adu Krow, at launch of the Mass Drug Administration (MDA) campaign which kicked off on Friday at the Square of the Revolution in Georgetown.He shared that there are currently some 97 million cases of filaria around the world which have received treatment so far; and of those cases, approximately US$100 billion were used to avert the cases.The representative’s words were further endorsed by National Coordinator for Neglected Infectious Diseases, Fabu Moses-Stuart. According to her, “While there is ample evidence around us of success, even here in the Region of the Americas, Guyana still lags behind in the fight against lymphatic filariasis.“We are the only country in the Americas yet to scale up to 100 per cent geographical coverage (of pill distribution)”.Her statements were made in relation to the fact that Guyana currently only distributes filaria pills to five administrative regions, including Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) as these happen to be the most affected Regions, as was found in a survey conducted by the Ministry a few years ago.The Coordinator nonetheless informed the gather that she believes the disease can be eliminated in the days ahead.During this year’s campaign, persons from the aforementioned regions will benefit from the two free pills, the albendazole and diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC).The number of tablets will vary as per age, and the tablets are not to be given to pregnant women and children below two years old. It is said that a person requires five annual doses of the pills before they become immune to the mosquito-borne disease.Although these pills are being distributed in only four of Guyana’s administrative regions, Senior Health Officer Quincy Jones, who gave the feature address instead of subject Minsiter Volda Lawrence, assured that the Ministry has not forgotten about the other regions.“Whilst we enjoy the success of the past year and buckle down to the challenges of this year — to continually roll out the MDA programme within these four regions, which is currently (the) undertaking, I urge the members of the public and the media to know that the other regions…are not forgotten,” Jones pointed out.This year’s pill distribution campaign will, like others, cost just about US$1 million.Jones pointed out that although the programme is very costly, the benefits of safeguarding Guyanese outweigh those costs.Although distribution of the pills has already started in other regions, uniformed distributors will visit home, schools and work places from Monday in Region Four.Persons are being urged by the Ministry to take the pills, as they will prevent the spread of lymphatic filariasis, which has no signs during the first 10 years in the life of an infected person.The disease is transmitted by a mosquito, and causes a person’s lymphatic glands located in areas such as the legs, breasts and even penis to swell, a condition often referred to as “goadie” and “big foot”.It was disclosed during the launch that epidemiology coverage has improved from 45.7 per cent in 2015 to 54.42 in 2016, as only two Regions received the pills back in 2015, but in 2016 the Government was able to extend the pill distribution areas to four.This, however, was still no major achievement for the country, as the pass mark coverage percentage was 65 percent, according to PAHO/WHO. The country was finally able to improve the coverage last year, as it achieved 86 percent epidemiology coverage.last_img read more

We handed Gor goals on silver platter- Yanga

first_img0Shares0000 Yanga assistant coach Juma Mensah shouts instructions from the touchline during their CAF Confederation Cup Group D clash against Gor Mahia at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 19- Yanga assistant coach Juma Mensah says the team handed Gor Mahia goals on a silver platter, admitting that the record Kenyan Premier League champions were better than them in their Wednesday evening CAF Confederation Cup match. Gor came out 4-0 winners with Ivorian forward Ephraim Guikan scoring twice adding on to Jacques Tuyisenge’s opener while Hajji Mwinyi scored an own goal.“It is a painful loss especially allowing in four goals. The first two were gifts handed to them on a silver platter. There was too match ball watching. We failed to track our opponents thinking it was offside and it was not,” the tactician said after the loss.His sentiments were echoed by skipper Juma Abdul who was visibly crestfallen after the result which essentially puts them in a must win situation for all their remaining three games of the campaign.“We made mistakes in defense and allowed the goals but I hope we have learnt and also the coaches have taken notes on what we need to do to improve in the return game,” Juma said.The two sides lock horns again in 10 days’ time at the National Stadium in Dar Es Salaam and a loss will all but end Yanga’s campaign in the competition.The team is however still holding on to faith that they can win all their remaining games and squeeze in to the quarter finals. The top two teams in the pool advance to the last eight.Yanga midfielder Papy Tshimbimbi controls the ball under pressure from Gor Mahia’s Humphrey Mieno during their CAF Confederation Cup Group D clash at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“It is possible especially if we can get a result on the 29th against Gor. We will be at home with our fans behind us which means more confidence. Also, there are some new players who were not yet registered for this game but hopefully by then it will be sorted,”“We have three remaining games; two at home and one away and I still believe we have hopes. Anything is possible in football and if we can win all the three games, we stand a chance.” Captain Juma said.Meanwhile, coach Mensah hopes that some of the players who were left behind will be available for the game, but says he will only field players who want to play. Raphael Daud will be back from suspension while the likes of Kevin Yondani and Nadir Haroub might be available as well.“It is not right to start talking about players who are available or not. There are some who are suspended and will be back and we will also look at who is ready for that match. We have picked the points we need to work on and I believe we will be much stronger even in terms of personnel in the return leg,” added the coach.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GAA NEWS – GLENSWILLY FACE NAOMH CONAILL IN GAELTACHT FINAL

first_imgThis weeks lotto match three winner is James Mc Monagle with winning numbers 5,11,17,23.The Jackpot now stands at €4320. Next weeks sellers are Paddy Mc Ginty and Manus Mc Fadden.The next monthly meeting is on Tuesday April 29th at 9pm.The u16s have their first league outing away to Termon this Friday May 2nd. Martin Hunter has asked that all players to assemble at the clubhouse at 5.45pm.sharp. The Gaeltacht Senior semi final against Naomh Conaill will take place Sunday May4th at the Banks Mullaghderg with a throw in at 2.30pm.If all goes well the final is scheduled for Monday May 5th at 3.30pm.Our Thirds had a good victory over Pettigo last Saturday evening and next up for the Thirds is an away trip to Mac Cumhaills on Saturday May3rd at 7pm. Our Under14 boys had a good victory over Red Hughs in the league quarter final and now face Cloughaneely in the semi final on Tuesday April 29th at home with a throw in for 7pm. The Seniors play St. Michaels on Friday May 2nd down in Dunfanaghy at 7.30pm.Finally, the club would like to wish Catriona Boyle all the best in the Cailin Gaelach this Saturday night May 3rd. GAA NEWS – GLENSWILLY FACE NAOMH CONAILL IN GAELTACHT FINAL was last modified: April 29th, 2014 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:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

MISSING MARY REMEMBERED – 35 YEARS ON

first_imgPRAYERS are being said today for Ireland’s longest-missing child – Mary Boyle.She has been missing for 35 years.Members of Mary’s family including her mother Ann and her identical twin sister, also named Ann joined the congregation at St Mary’s Church in Kincasslagh for Mass yesterday. Mary was just seven when she disappeared on March 18 1977 while out walking near her uncle Gerry Gallagher’s home in Cashelard outside Ballyshannon.Her sister Ann says she still feels Mary is in Cashelard.Recent searches have focused on that area and new searches will take place in the next few months.LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW © 2012 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily MISSING MARY REMEMBERED – 35 YEARS ON was last modified: March 19th, 2012 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:BallyshannonCashelardKINCASSLAGHMARY BOYLEMISSING MARY REMEMBERED – 35 YEARS ONlast_img read more

Uganda cranes striker Hamis Diego Kizza joins Vipers SC

first_img Tags: CS SfaxienHamis Diego Kiizatopvipers sc Kiiza in action for the Uganda Cranes a few years ago (Photo by Agency)Vipers SC have captured the signature of Uganda cranes striker Hamis Diego Kizza on a 2 years contract.Kizza has been a free agent since 2017 when he left Ethiopia’s Fesil Kanema under unclear circumstances.The right-footed Striker becomes Vipers’ second signing this month after taking on Innocent Wafula from Gor Mahia FC, Kenya on a undisclosed fee.Kizza has spent most times with the Kitende based side, training with the first eleven and set to join the striking line of Dan Sserunkuuma, Tito Okello and Davis Kasirye.It is believed that URA FC were also interested in the striker to boast on their striking line but Vipers SC left them hanging.Kizza has formerly plied his trade with URA FC, Simba FC, Tanzanian Giants Yanga FC and Ethiopian side Fesil Kanema.Vipers SC are currently 2nd on tbe log with 29 points and will face Tunisian outfit Sportif Sfaxien on January 12th in the 2019 Total CAF Confederation Cup first leg playoff.Comments last_img read more

Warriors’ Andre Iguodala out with right hip tightness vs. Toronto

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table bookOAKLAND — Warriors forward Andre Iguodala will miss Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Raptors, marking the second consecutive game he missed because what the team called “right hip tightness.”The Warriors do not consider the injury to be serious, but they often handle the 34-year-old Iguodala conservatively so that he can remain as his most healthy and effective during …last_img

Why Stephen Curry is ripping his fellow NBA players

first_imgIt takes a lot for Stephen Curry to criticize anyone, let alone a fellow NBA player. But that’s what the Warriors star did Tuesday on social media after seeing teammate Draymond Green was voted the league’s most overrated player.Green was actually tied with Thunder star Russell Westbrook as the NBA’s most overrated player in The Athletic’s anonymous poll of players. “Who are these 109 players??????” Curry asked on an Instagram post. “Can’t be anybody that’s actually touched the floor and been …last_img