Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Nadal ready despite lack of Australian Open lead-up “When you say province basketball, there’s always an assumption that we’re just playing on the streets, but we want to show that we can play and we can win against teams here in Metro Manila,” said the Antique-grown Jaboneta who is a Jr. NBA alum.And now that he’s a Fighting Maroon, Jaboneta said he wants to serve as an inspiration to the kids in his home province and all while keeping his feet firmly on the ground.“I’m still a normal student and a normal athlete even though I’m playing for UP,” said Jaboneta. “And I think I want to become an inspiration for the younger kids in Antique. What I do is tell them how I got here, I think that’s the least I can do for them.”ADVERTISEMENT JanJan Jaboneta during the Jr. NBA launch. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOIf there is a proverbial wall that separates Metro Manila from the provinces of the Philippines, then JanJan Jaboneta may have broken through it.Before he entered University of the Philippines, Jaboneta made his name in the Visayas as part of Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jaboneta wasn’t a highly-touted recruit but had a chip on his shoulder that grew into a boulder whenever the Magis played against a team based in Metro Manila, and that determination and will to win was what fueled the 6-foot-1 forward to prove that “promdis (born in provinces)” can duke it out with the teams in the capital.“Us province kids always had that will to win especially when we faced teams here in Manila,” said Jaboneta in Filipino during the tip-off weekend for this year’s Jr. NBA camp Saturday at Don Bosco in Makati.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 folk“Before I would just watch the teams in the NCAA and the UAAP on the television and I will tell myself ‘yeah they’re good’ but when we get a chance against them we want to prove that we can win.”Jaboneta’s final game for the Magis was a testament to that belief when he unloaded 27 points in the finals of the 2015 National Basketball Training Center in an 82-78 win over NCAA powerhouse San Beda. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense
Minister of State Joseph Harmon charged 57 graduates of the Youth Leadership Training Programme at theA participant, Melynda Smith models an outfit as part of the activities at the graduation ceremony for her colleaguesMadewini Training Centre to be ‘doers’ and not just talkers for the development of Guyana.The Minister was at the time speaking at the closing ceremony of the first in a series of eight training programmes on Sunday, which will draw on youth leaders from across the country between June and December.“The true demonstration of your effectiveness as youth leaders will be the practical things you get done and the positive tangible things that you achieve through your endeavours. Be doers, not talkers. We have too many talkers in Guyana; people who have the best ideas about everything but they do nothing. Change that paradigm. Become agents of change, become people who do things. Make your communities better, make your regions better and ultimately you will make Guyana better,” Minister Harmon advised.Referring to the contents of a publication by President David Granger, where he referred to the crises of employment, education and empowerment faced by young people, who make up 60 per cent of the nation’s population, the state minister said government has a clear vision for the development of this important sector of the population.Following national consultations across the ten regions of Guyana, a draft National Youth Policy, headed by the Presidential Advisor on Youth Empowerment Aubrey Norton has been reviewed by Cabinet and is now being prepared as a ‘white paper’ to be laid in the National Assembly and made public for scrutiny and consultation.However, Harmon noted that even as the National Youth Policy is in the pipeline the challenges facing Guyana’s youth are of a critical nature and hence it is important that interventions like this training programme begin immediately.The minister also spoke on the importance of social cohesion and lauded the organisers of the programme for the diversity reflected by the faces of the graduates. He called on them to return to their communities and resolve to work to remove the political, economic, social and cultural barriers that divide Guyanese.“I hope the training, which you have received here, will enable you to establish cohesive relationships and cohesive groups to foster cohesive communities and thus a truly cohesive society in our country… Your government is unequivocal and resolutely committed to the establishment of a cohesive society. We cannot, we will not develop by half or any other fraction or configuration… a holistic arrangement where all of our country’s people are committed and involved is indispensable to any real development that we achieve as a nation.”Further Harmon called on the young people to not see politics as a ‘big people’ thing but to become involved in the “political, economic and social affairs of your communities as precursors to your involvement in regional and national affairs.”He added that even as they work to develop existing and new youth organisations at the community level, they must also focus on their personal development.
The National Disability Commission (NDC) will commence a house-to-house survey to gather information on persons with disabilities in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), with the project slated to begin in September.This was disclosed by Beverly Pile, Executive Secretary of the NDC at the National Toshaos’ Conference (NTC) Meeting at the Arthur Chung International Convention Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown, on Friday.Members of the National Toshaos’ Council at the National Toshaos’ ConferenceDue to the remoteness of Indigenous communities, Pile said it is difficult for persons with disabilities to be properly catered for. The survey, according to Pile, will be conducted in every region, but “it will take some time in which we will do it.”The NDC Secretary added “we are situated in Georgetown, and if we don’t come out of our offices and come to places like these, to meet the Toshaos and the persons who are very close to those persons with disabilities in the indigenous areas, we wouldn’t get them,” the Government Information Agency (GINA) quoted her as saying. Pile noted that the NDC grabbed the opportunity to participate in the NTC to get closer with the leaders of the various communities, to collect valuable information on what is happening within. Once the information is gathered, the needs of the people can be catered for efficiently, Pile asserted.Additionally, she said that the survey will help the NDC craft policies which would attend to the needs of persons with disabilities. These include “the right to employment, the right to education, to right to health, the right to recreation and sport, the right to housing and water, and the right to (be involved in) political issues,” Pile explained.Members of the NTC asked about the systems in place to assist persons with disabilities who have to travel to collect their public assistance. The Secretary explained that the NDC works in collaboration with the Social Protection Ministry to assist such persons. Further, the Toshaos raised concerns of parents who work and leave their disabled children with overseers. The Toshaos noted that it is costly and asked that something be done to ease the parents’ burden.Pile told the Toshaos that while nothing is currently in place, she will be taking up the issue with the Social Protection Ministry.
…during ministerial visitDuring a ministerial visit to a number of communities tucked away in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), residents came out in their numbers and expressed longstanding concerns, mainly with regard to the deplorable access to these remote villages.A section of the deplorable trail between Kamarang and WaramadongVillagers were at their wits’ end over the dilapidated infrastructure and non-existing alternative routes for those travelling in and out of the rural communities, particularly during the rainy season.Leading the visit was Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, who was accompanied by the Minister of Public Affairs, Dawn Hastings-Williams, who had first-hand experience of the difficulties faced by those residing in these areas, on a daily basis.The Ministers and their respective teams also got an idea of the difficulties usually encountered as they were forced to weather the rains by travelling on ATVs from one village to the other, all the while inspecting the trail between the two target communities, Kamarang and Waramadong.Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson meeting with residents of the Region Seven communitiesFollowing the field visit, the Ministers also convened a ‘town hall meeting,’ which opened the floor for residents hailing from Kamarang, Waramadong, Jawalla, and Kako to highlight issues affecting their community.It was during this forum that a number of issues were raised, with the poor access to communities topping the list.It was then that the residents called for an upgrade of riverine networks to transport heavy materials as well as the construction of two airstrips, one in Jawalla and the other in Waramadong, to bridge the existing gap in transportation.Overcrowding of schools in the sub-region; insufficient energy supply to the communities; and a need to improve the water system were also among the complaints aired by those in attendance at the meeting.In responding to these concerns, Minister Patterson indicated that while he could not definitively say what works his Ministry would be executing in the sub-region following the visit, he promised that works would be done when a full assessment was completed.Continuing on that note, Patterson apologised to the residents for not visiting the communities sooner, having recognised that the urgency of infrastructural works needed for the sub-region had not been adequately emphasised by the relevant regional authorities.Nevertheless, the meeting with the Ministers culminated on a high note after the villagers’ requests were immediately granted. As a result, Chief Aerodromes Inspector Alphonso Mangah was given the go-ahead to provide the necessary assistance from the Ministry through his agency.Earlier this year, some of the very communities visited by the Ministers were faced with considerable destruction after massive flooding wiped out several homes and significantly hindered the livelihoods of many across Region Seven.
Photo: A Memorial was held today at the Fort St. John Skateboard Park for Eathan. Ted Sloan/Energeticcity.caMore sad news for Fort St. John today, as Eathan William Giesbrecht has been identified as one of the 3 people killed in the 2 car collision near Williams Lake on Friday. Giesbrecht was in a Honda Accord along with his soon-to-be sister-in-law, Catriona Friesen, when the car collided with a pick-up truck towing a trailer. The Driver of the pickup survived the crash, though his 78 year old passenger, Rose Closson of Louis Creek, BC, also died in hospital.Eathan Giesbrecht is remembered as an immensely likeable young man, with a big heart, and a strong sense of justice. He was a talented musician, he loved to snowboard, and was regarded as one of the best skateboarders in the area. Eathan William Giesbrecht, dead at just 15 years old.- Advertisement –
To help drum up community support and charitable donations to fund the project, Holy Cross enlisted the help of Dr. Keith Richman, a physician and former assemblyman who returned to private practice after an unsuccessful run for state treasurer last year. Richman blamed the SEIU-United Healthcare Workers-West for orchestrating the opposition. “The unions have tried to get in there and the employees have regularly turned them down,” he said. “In instances where hospitals have tried to expand, and they’re nonunion, SEIU and the other unions throw roadblocks in the way. They use the public process as a way of impeding the process – using the EIR, filing lawsuits so they can impede it because of their ambition to organize.” SEIU-UHW led an unsuccessful campaign to organize workers at Holy Cross three years ago, but union Vice President John Boursos said it had no active plans for another union drive. Though Boursos acknowledged SEIU had contacted the neighborhood groups, he said it did so based on its statewide push for better health care rather than for leverage in future campaigns. With an environmental impact report, he said, all parties would be able to speak up and hopefully work out differences before construction begins. “The best resolution would be a full EIR, the concerns of the neighbors, environmental and groups like ours are met, then a project that everyone can support can be built,” Boursos said. “We’d be very happy with that.” The fight has dragged in local politicians on both sides. The opposition enlisted City Councilman Richard Alarc n; the hospital obtained the support of county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. “Yes, it slows down the process, but for good reason,” Alarc n said. “The community deserves to know what the environmental impacts are. Presumably, if Holy Cross is going to do everything it says, they shouldn’t have a problem.” Yaroslavsky said he was sympathetic to local concerns but an EIR would take too long. Noting the perilous state of Valley emergency care, he said the hospital’s construction should proceed as swiftly as possible. “I think people need to chill out and reason with others and not hold this up,” he said. “This is a very important project for the Valley. This is not a theoretical game being played here. This is a life-and-death issue.” email@example.com (818) 713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We’d just like to see a really good project for the community.” Hospital administrator Kerry Carmody said Holy Cross wants to be receptive to locals’ concerns, lowering parking costs, conducting a traffic study and planning an energy-efficient facility that would minimize environmental issues. Hospital officials had hoped to break ground in 2008, adding a neonatal intensive care unit and replacing a good chunk of the 359 beds lost when Granada Hills Community Hospital and Northridge Hospital-Sherman Way closed in recent years. Carmody said he believes an EIR, which requires the hiring of an outside reporting firm, lengthy public comment periods and more stringent, state-mandated regulations, would unnecessarily hinder construction. The Planning Commission’s decision to hold up the process for another two months will hamper the hospital’s attempts to add services, he said. “Obviously, that’s a big disappointment for us,” he said. “From a hospital point of view, any delay is a tremendous problem. We run at close to 100 percent occupancy every day.” MISSION HILLS – Providence Holy Cross Medical Center’s plan to add 136 beds to the San Fernando Valley’s badly stressed health care system has come under fire from residents and union and environmentalist activists. Claiming the project could cause illness, blight and traffic, the unusual coalition got the $143 million tower expansion plan put on hold for two months while the Los Angeles City Planning Commission considers whether it needs a full environmental impact report. Activists with the Sylmar Neighborhood Council, environmental groups and health care workers union say requiring the report will protect the community’s interests. “This would give us a full standing alongside the developer,” said Jon Ulloth, a member of the San Fernando Valley Greens and a Mission Hills resident. “If we don’t have it, whatever they want to do, they can do.
At the Kericho Green Stadium, Gor overcame a heavy downpour to continue their dominance over Tusker with the win seeing them control the standings on 54 points with a match at hand. Homeboyz’s victory over Sofapaka saw them close on Batoto Ba Mungu with both sides sharing 42 points.Both Gor and Tusker created early chances that could have seen either side score. Allan Wanga was the first culprit when he squandered an open chance after seven minutes of play when he shot over after landing a poor clearance from K’Ogalo keeper Boniface Oluoch.On Gor side, Rwandese Jacques Tuyisenge should have given himself a belated 26th birthday gift if he had nodded home a clear-cut chance.However, Kagere made the impact, sending Gor ahead in the 16th minute after making good use of ‘Blackberry‘s fine pass.Despite Gor defensive midfielder Ernest Wendo being booked for elbowing Jackson Macharia, K’Ogalo reigned supreme with Ugandan Godfrey Walusimbi the chief destroyer in intercepting Tusker’s passes.With Tusker seeing Paul Odhiambo’s shot hit the woodwork; ‘Blackberry’ doubled the lead in the 57th minute with Kagere doing the honours of providing the assist.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia striker Meddie Kagere celebrating after scoring the opener against Tusker FC. Photo/GOR MAHIANAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 23 – Meddie Kagere and George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo were on target as Gor Mahia hit defending champions Tusker FC 2-0 to open a huge 12 point lead at the summit of the Kenyan Premier League table.In other results played on Saturday, Sofapaka were stunned 2-1 away to high flying Kakamega Homeboyz while relegation threatened Thika United played to a 1-1 draw against Posta Rangers while Ulinzi Stars were 1-0 winners over struggling Mathare United.
“The game was very okay and I was really happy with my performance. For us it was more of a learning curve. We have seen the difference between us and the rest of the world and when we go home, these are some of the lessons we take with us,” Wendo told Capital Sport.The combative midfielder added; “The biggest lesson we have picked is that we need to minimize on the mistakes we make each game. We saw it that one mistake, you are punished and it is a goal.”His sentiments were shared by left-back Shafik Batambuze who also put in a good shift on his debut for K’Ogalo having signed from Tanzania’s Singida United.Gor Mahia left back Shafik Batambuze tracks down Everton’s Turkish striker Cenk Tosun during their SportPesa Trophy friendly match at Goodison Park on November 6, 2018.“To be honest they were better than us. We tried our best and that was their day. We have picked lessons going back home and the experience will also give us a lot of confidence moving forward,” The Ugandan said.Looking back at the game, the two conceded that Everton were at a better level than them with Wendo pointing out at the beginning, they took too long to settle their nerves down and adjust to the pitch as well as the evening breeze.Most players though did not have the right kind of boots for the soft Everton grass and ended up losing their stability time and again and Wendo says this was a mistake on their end.“The game was tough and at the beginning, pressure was there but we came together as a team and talked about it, told each other to relax and play like the coach wanted. We had some good moments as well,” Wendo said.Shafik added; “They were better than us because if you look at them, they are in the middle of the season and their fitness is sharp. We tried our best noting that the league just ended. For me, I have stayed for three months without playing but I was training on my own. We have learnt and next time, we will come back a better side.”The two hope they get back home a better side and look on winning all available trophies as well as perform above expectation in the CAF Competitions.The team jets back to Nairobi on Friday evening and will head for a very short break before shifting attention to the start of the new season on December 8.-Timothy Olobulu is reporting from London-0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia midfielder Ernest Wendo goes toe to toe with Everton’s Tom Davies during their SportPesa Trophy friendly match at Goodison Park on November 6, 2018.LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Nov 8 – Gor Mahia midfielder Ernest Wendo says he was thrilled by his performance against Everton at Goodison Park in the SportPesa Trophy friendly, underscoring that it has motivated him to do even more when he goes back home.Wendo was one of the few stand-out performers on a night Gor suffered a 4-0 defeat,but says as a team they choose to concentrate on the positives and lessons picked from the tie.
3. He knows how to spend on a budget – Over the past three seasons, key players Radamel Falcao, Diego Costa and Arda Turan have left the Spanish capital, while the likes of Fernando Torres, Sergio Aguero and David De Gea, too, moved on to new pastures earlier in Simeones Atleti career. The Argentine, however, has not panicked in the wake of such departures nor struggled to sign their replacements. Upon Diego Costas departure, for example, Antoine Griezmann was quickly signed and has become an instant hit at the club. While much of their mastery in the transfer market can be credited to the work of those behind the scenes, whats crucial is Simeones experience in challenging for major honours without the luxury of a £100m+ budget to fall back on, of which he has had few complaints, as Mourinho so often has done. Chelseas summer activity was minimal, suggesting that Abramovich is no longer as willing to provide a large transfer kitty. This may ward off a few of Europes leading managers; its unlikely, however, to be an issue for Simeone. 5 5 5 5 4. It could be his time for a new challenge – Atletico Madrid have arguably overachieved in the past few seasons. Their lifting of the title and reaching the Champions League final in the 2013-14 season was little short of an astonishing 12 months for the Spanish side. It may, however, be some time before they challenge Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga or threaten in Europe, as the clubs around them continue to grow stronger. There is only so much that the Argentine can do with Atleti, and it may now be time for him to assess his options. Chelsea would be a serious challenge, but one that could be appealing, particularly given the array of world-class talent, such as Eden Hazard, whose revival he could be credited with. Jose Mourinho could be running out of time to save his job at Chelsea, with defeat to Liverpool at the weekend almost unthinkable. Pep Guardiola, Guus Hiddink, Carlo Ancelotti and Diego Simeone are all rumoured to be on the wish list of Roman Abramovich, should he opt to dismiss the Portuguese manager.And, out of the candidates listed, Simeone appears to be the overwhelming favourite to take over.So, talkSPORT has put together five key reasons why the Argentine could be an ideal replacement to Mourinho.To discover our reasons, click the yellow arrow above, right. 5 2. He’s unfazed by winning the ugly way – Simeone simply hasnt the personnel to challenge Barcelona and Real Madrid in their style of play, yet he has still remained within touching distance of the La Liga giants. In the season in which Atleti won the title, their tally of goals scored (77) was far inferior to Barca (100) and Reals (104), yet their defence stronger, as they conceded just 26 goals seven less than the current champions side and 12 less than Los Blancos. Simeone builds a strong unit starting from the back a quality that is key in the Premier League. 1. He knows how to get the best out of Diego Costa – to see four more reasons why Chelsea should consider Simeone, click the arrow above – Diego Simeone can firmly take the credit for Costa earning his European recognition prior to his move to Stamford Bridge two summers ago. It was the Brazil-born strikers 27 goals in the 2013-14 season that fired Atleti to their first La Liga title in 18 years. Simeone warmly wished Costa well after his transfer to Chelsea was agreed, and it could be such affection that the centre-forward needs to rediscover his scoring boots. The Argentine appears to maintain effective relationships with his former players take Filipe Luis as an example which should be a key quality needed if Chelsea begin their search for a manager capable of staying in the job for the long-term. 5. Manchester City could be the more appealing project for Pep Guardiola – While the rumours linking Pep Guardiola to Chelsea have been met with raised eyebrows, theres no question that the Spaniard would deliver the style of play that Roman Abramovich has so craved since his takeover in 2003. Arguably, Arsene Wenger has only avoided the axe in north London because of the philosophy that he has maintained at the club and it may be the failure of Chelseas managers to continue to play attractive football during difficult spells that has resulted in the reign of those appointed by the Russian businessman having become notoriously short. However, if Guardiola sees out his Bayern Munich contract in the summer and receives offers from Chelsea and Manchester City, the latter may be the more appealing. Players such as Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne would provide the former Barcelona manager with the tools to perform the stylish football that he is renowned for, while the financial prowess of the clubs Shiek owners would be an immense comfort.
These are the shocking scenes after 15 beautiful swans were electrocuted after they crashed into overhead wires in Carrigans.The carcasses of the Whooper Swans were found underneath electricity lines close to the village.BirdWatch Ireland has expressed its concerns at the deaths of the birds. A member of the public out walking found the birds yesterday.BirdWatch Ireland staff member Daniel Moloney travelled to the scene, in the company of local National Parks and Wildlife Service ranger Lee McDaid.They confirmed that the swans had collided with the wires in flight and that the cause of the birds’ deaths was electrocution.A high proportion of the swans that were killed were juvenile birds, just a few months old. Another dead Whooper Swan.It appears that the deaths were the result of multiple separate collisions with the electricity wires over a period of several weeks.Some of the birds were freshly dead, while others showed varying levels of decomposition, indicating that they had died on various different occasions.BirdWatch Ireland is very worried that Whooper Swans will continue to be electrocuted at this site in the days and weeks to come unless urgent action is taken.It has contacted the ESB to inform it of the problem and to recommend that immediate measures be put in place to prevent further collisions.The wires in question are fitted with “deflectors” which are supposed to make them more visible to flying birds, but evidently these do not appear to be working satisfactorily in this case. Indeed, several of these deflector devices have been knocked off the wires due to the swan collisions, further reducing the visibility of the wires.Niall Hatch of BirdWatch Ireland said: “It is very concerning that these migratory Whooper Swans have been electrocuted in Carrigans, especially in such large numbers.“Ireland hosts internationally important numbers of Whooper Swans each autumn and winter, and it has a special responsibility to conserve and protect them. We sincerely hope that measures can be put in place to prevent further swan deaths as soon as possible.”Some of the many species of birds in fields at Carrigans.Shocking images show how overhead wires killed 15 swans was last modified: November 14th, 2017 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:Birdwatch IrelandCarriganselectricityWhooper Swanswires