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Romeo, Ravena, Abueva bare intentions of joining PH 3×3 team

first_imgNewsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Pacio draws inspiration from Folayang in journey to the top MOST READ Panlilio was elated with the support the 3×3 program is garnering from the players, but the amiable executive is leaving it up to the coaches, specifically 3×3 head Eric Altamirano and Gilas Pilipinas mentor Chot Reyes, to form the best squad to represent the country.“Maybe it’s also the passion of the players to play basketball and to support the SBP in these events,” he said. “We just have to work it out with the coaches on who would be the best four we could choose and commit to the World Cup. I hope we could really come up with a good team to compete and probably spur the development of 3×3 here especially that the 3×3 is now an Olympic event,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Terrence Romeo tries to dribble past his defender during the 2015 Fiba 3×3 Manila Masters in August. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt may be too early to tell, but a little over 20 players have already expressed their desires to don the national tri-colors for the 2018 Fiba 3×3 World Cup in June.Former 3×3 campaigners Terrence Romeo, Kiefer Ravena, and Calvin Abueva are just some of the cagers who have shown interest in playing in the global hoops exposition slated at Philippine Arena from June 8 to 12.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year “I heard Terrence, I heard Kiefer sounded off, same with Calvin. They’ve been there and they’ve experienced the 3×3 game before. They also know that their game has improved because of the 3×3 and it has also improved their careers,” said Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president Al Panlilio.Romeo dazzled the halfcourts back in the 2014 Fiba 3×3 World Tour Finals in Sendai, Japan for Manila West together with Niño Cañaleta, Aldrech Ramos, and Rey Guevarra.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 folkAbueva followed suit the succeeding year, leading Manila North in the 2015 Fiba 3×3 World Tour Finals in Abu Dhabi with Troy Rosario, Vic Manuel, and Karl Dehesa.Meanwhile, Ravena led the Philippine team in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup to an 11th place finish with Jeron Teng, Kobe Paras, and JR Quiñahan.last_img read more

Borja repeats as Alaska Ironkids champ

first_imgNeymar fitness in the spotlight as Brazil face Croatia Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m very happy. The race was really fun yet very competitive,” Borja told INQUIRER.net after the awarding ceremony. “I did expect to win because that was my goal.”Borja was the fastest to complete the eight-lap swim and two-loop run beneath the scorching heat.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 crownThe 13-year-old Borja, who is from San Pedro, Laguna, notched his second Ironkids victory after also winning two years ago in Subic.Second-placer Ronel Cruz finished 13 seconds after Borja while Clifford Pusing came in third, clocking 17:56.87. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES 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 MOST READ Pusing failed to follow up his win two months ago in the Ironkids Davao.Samantha Corpuz tops IronKids girls.Meanwhile, Samantha Corpuz came out on top in the girls division with a time of 17 minutes and 23.39 seconds.She built a big lead early with a strong showing in the swim before cruising in the run.Honny May Yanong trailed Corpuz in second while Katrina Salazar was in third.In other results, Rob Jarrel Balderas ruled the 11-12 boys age group while Aubrey Tom won in the girls category.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Zedrick Borja. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSUBIC — Not only did Zedrick James Borja expected to win, he delivered as well.Borja topped the 13-14 boys age group in the Ironkids Philippines, taking only 16 minutes and 39 seconds in the aquathlon at WOW Recreation and Activity Center here.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View commentslast_img read more

UL Professor Identifies Cause for ‘Mass Failures’

first_imgA professor at the University of Liberia Agriculture and Forestry Department, John T. Woods, says many Liberian students fail in public exams and the UL placement entrance examinations, “because of poor background in English.”Prof. Woods’ observation is contained in his speech at a ceremony marking an honor bestowed upon him and Vice President Joseph Boakai by Alpha Phi Alpha on December 5, 2014 in Monrovia.He indicated that, “As a professor at the Flagship University of Liberia, it is very clear to me that the education system has a major deficiency, especially in the Language Arts.”He observed that except for students from the Firestone School System, majority of students in the country have not acquired basic skills in English Language, which is the nation’s official Lingua Franca. He also attributed part of the problem to instructors, who he said do not have adequate training in teaching English, thus resulting into passing the wrong information to students.“The source of this problem is partly from the instructors.  Students from the Firestone School System are better trained in the English language and perform better in English than most students from some of the high schools.  Firestone High School has better qualified English teachers,” he acknowledged.Alpha Phi Alpha being an organization that offers scholarship to students, professor Woods said, should therefore, assist the Ministry of Education in testing and qualifying all English teachers in high schools throughout the country.Decline in quality education in post-war Liberia has claimed attention especially the mass failures realize in public examinations nowadays.In 2013, all 25,000 candidates who sat the UL placement exam failed.Amidst this big surprise, the then vice president for UL Relations, Dr. Momolu Getaweh, said that UL could not overturn the results around, because students proved beyond all reasonable doubts that they do not know English.The 2014 entrance and placement exam at the UL also resulted into mass failures, with 15 successfully passing among 13,000 candidates.In this year’s West African Examination, mass failures were also reported.  The result indicates that only a student from the Firestone School System passed the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) that was for the second time administered this year.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Obama tells Leno he’s still in the race

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.In an interview that ranged from serious to silly, the Democratic presidential candidate predicted his wife Michelle could best Bill Clinton in a debate, groused about Bush’s Iran policy and fessed up to sloppy housekeeping. “I admit that I am not always great about hanging up my clothes,” Obama said. “And you want to be president?” Leno scolded. “I am not a perfect man,” the senator said. Obama’s appearance on Leno’s stage was one of three talk-show interviews he scheduled on a swing through Los Angeles. He also planned to tape segments for Public Broadcasting Service’s “Tavis Smiley,” to air today, and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which will run Oct. 29. Obama will be back in the area later this week for a string of private fundraisers, including an event at the home of Universal Studios chief Ron Meyer. Leno needled him about claims that he’s a distant relative of Vice President Dick Cheney. Lynne Cheney, the vice president’s wife, says she uncovered a long-ago tie between the two families while researching a book. Obama insisted the newfound relationship would have limits. “I don’t want to be invited to the family hunting party,” he said, alluding to a 2006 accident in which Cheney wounded a friend with shotgun pellets.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – Is Barack Obama worried about polls showing Hillary Rodham Clinton leading the Democratic presidential field? “We’ve got a long way to go,” the Illinois senator cautioned Wednesday on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” “Hillary is not the first politician in Washington to declare `mission accomplished’ a little too soon,” Obama said, referring to President George W. Bush’s 2003 speech in which he stood beneath a “Mission Accomplished” banner and declared the end of major combat in Iraq. “When your name is Barack Obama, you’re always the underdog,” the senator quipped. last_img

No happy day for Farmar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Farmar might have been a bit tough on himself. His status for Saturday’s game had been in doubt after he aggravated an ankle injury in Thursday’s victory over Stanford, but Farmar convinced coach Ben Howland that he could play and took to the court wearing extra tape and a small brace on his right ankle. From the start, however, Farmar seemed a step slow and out of sync. The jumper was Farmar’s only basket of the second half, and he finished 0 for 5 from 3-point range. “I’m not going to make any excuses,” Farmar said. “It wasn’t because of my ankle. Cal just came out and did a good job and played hard and deserved to win today. I wanted to be healthy, but I definitely have no excuses. Hats off to them for the way they played.” Farmar (Taft High of Woodland Hills) averaged 16 points in nine nonconference games but has totaled 10 points in his first two Pac-10 games, although he played just 14 minutes against Stanford before he injured the ankle. Steep learning curve: One bright spot for the Bruins was the play of freshman forward Alfred Aboya, who missed the first six games of this season while recovery from knee surgery. About 40 seconds later, Farmar missed the front end of two free throws with the Bruins down four points. UCLA went on to lose by seven, compounding the frustration for Farmar, who played on a sprained ankle and made only two of 11 shots from the field for six points in 36 minutes. “I didn’t play to my potential,” Farmar said. “I let the team down.” For a moment Saturday afternoon, it seemed that the magic might finally be there for Jordan Farmar. Farmar, UCLA’s sophomore point guard, hit a fallaway jumper from the free-throw line with 67 seconds remaining to cut Cal’s lead to 60-58, but Farmar’s good times didn’t last long. center_img Aboya played a season-high 20 minutes, made all four of his shots from the field for eight points and grabbed three offensive rebounds. Midway through the second half, Aboya made three consecutive baskets to help the Bruins turn a 39-33 deficit into a 41-41 score. “I thought Aboya came in and gave us a spark,” Howland said, “but we didn’t have much of an inside attack.” Aboya was the only post player to make an impact. In 44 combined minutes, starting center Lorenzo Mata and forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute went 1 for 10 from the field for seven points, eight rebounds and seven fouls. Backup center Ryan Wright had three points and zero rebounds in 15 minutes. A big one: Cal’s victory Saturday was its first over a ranked team since a 1999 victory over No. 7 Arizona, and it was the Bears’ first road victory over a ranked team since 1995, at Arizona. Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611rich.hammond@dailynews.com 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

Tonsil surgery may correct behavior, attention in kids

first_imgResearchers have found strong evidence that adenotonsillectomy – the surgery to remove the tonsils and adenoids – can help relieve childhood behavioral or attention problems, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Although the surgery has become less common with antibiotics, more than 400,000 children under 15 have their tonsils, adenoids, or both removed every year. About half of the patients undergo the procedure to control chronic throat or ear infections. The rest have the operation to relieve breathing difficulty or nighttime sleep apnea, a serious disorder in which the sleeping child briefly stops breathing in the night. Researchers studied 78 children who were scheduled for the operation, and a control group of 27 children having other surgery. According to the paper, published in Pediatrics, it has been known that children with sleep disorders often have behavior problems. But no cause-and-effect relationship has been established. All the children spent one night in a sleep laboratory to record their sleep and breathing patterns. Their parents filled out scales that measured their children’s behavior, each child was tested for vigilance and concentration, and their daytime sleepiness was measured and recorded. Finally, a child psychiatrist determined which children’s difficulties merited the diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want 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

Suspended sentence for Carrigart man who had €7,000 worth of drugs

first_imgA Carrigart man found in possession of over €7,000 worth of drugs has been a suspended sentence.Robert Deehan (42) of 179 Church Road, Carrigart, was before Letterkenny District Court this week. Garda Stephen Moyles was on plain clothes duty on March 23, 2016 at Letterkenny Bus Station.Information had been received that drugs were being transported to Letterkenny via the bus.Garda Moyles’ colleagues were dealing with another individual when he observed Robert Deehan acting in a suspicious manner.Father-of-two Deehan was carrying a Sainsbury’s shopping bag containing nine ounces of cannabis herb and one ounce of MDMAA subsequent search of Deehan’s home in Carrigant found just over an ounce and-a-half of cannabis, weighing scales, deal bags and a separated bag of cannabis.The total street value of the drugs was €7,480.“There was a substantial amount of drugs involved,” Judge Paul Kelly said.“These are very serious charges.“I remind people of the harm done by the sale and supply of drugs to often vulnerable people.”Judge Kelly imposed a six-month suspended sentence on Deehan, who is to continue to be under the supervision of the probation service to monitor his cannabis use.Suspended sentence for Carrigart man who had €7,000 worth of drugs was last modified: September 12th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:cannabisCarrigartdrugsGarda MoylesJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtMDMARobert Deehanlast_img read more

CRAFTS, CUISINE AND A LOT MORE AT LETTERKENNY’S NEW DESIGN STUDIO

first_imgThe Letterkenny Craft & Design studio, which incorporates the Cathedral Town Artisan Food Fair, has got out of the blocks quicker than anybody has expected.The idea is the brainchild of Anne Marie Bonnar of the well established JBMetal craft. The concept has brought together 60 artists, designers and crafts people to the studio to collectively showcase their work which is being produced here in Donegal.Along with 15 artisan producers, the group has helped to sustain over 75 local artists, designers & producers jobs , giving them a chance to sell their quality designs, produce & crafts directly to the public.The studio is the first of it’s kind in the northwest and is constantly on the hunt for new designers & crafts people.The artisan market is co ordinated with the help of chef Martin Anderson of The Crest Catering company. Under chef Anderson’s expert eye for local food, it is the group’s intention to grow the market to make one of the largest in the northwest.The artisan food market will take place tomorrow (FRI) from 11am until 2pm.The studio is located on the newly named Joe Bonnar Road which is off the Port Road close to the entrance to the LYIT. CRAFTS, CUISINE AND A LOT MORE AT LETTERKENNY’S NEW DESIGN STUDIO was last modified: October 10th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Joe BonnarLetterkenny Craft and Design Studiolast_img read more

Landfill seeks to expand

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 In what could be the first salvo of a potentially explosive debate, Val Verde Civic Association President Jim Stephens said the community group could make a deal to accept the expansion or take a harder line. When an expansion from 97 acres to 257 acres was proposed nearly a decade ago, association leaders withheld opposition in exchange for a $250,000-a-year payout, which financed community improvements. Still, some residents have complained about odors, leading air-quality regulators to slap two nuisance violations on the landfill. “We’re not saying the doors are open for the landfill, but how do people really feel here?” Stephens said. “We’re finding the people are upset over the proposal, and that right now there are serious questions that the landfill should be able to expand.” Stephens said the existing permit and agreement forbids further expansion, and the community could seek legal redress. A community meeting is scheduled Thursday to collect public input. VAL VERDE – As a years-long application process starts for a 98-acre expansion at the Chiquita Canyon Landfill, the 1,500 residents of the neighboring community of Val Verde are weighing their options. Lurking in the background is Los Angeles County’s growing need for affordable waste disposal. The owners of the 33-year-old dump have proposed expanding the current 257-acre working area to a total 355 acres within the 592-acre site. They also are seeking permits to allow on-site sewage treatment, which is currently prohibited. A new conditional use permit requires an environmental impact report – which takes at least a year to compile – and final approval by the county Board of Supervisors. “The whole thing was this was an agreement to limit and stop the dump, period,” Stephens said. “If that’s the purpose, are they allowed to come back every five years and ask for an expansion?” Landfill officials argued they can pursue expansion under the conditional use permit county supervisors granted in 1996, and say they have not violated the pact with the civic association. “The landfill believes that we are not in violation of the agreement,” said Josh Gertler, spokesman for Chiquita Canyon, which is owned by Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Republic Services Inc. “We look forward to vetting the application through the (environmental review) process, which will ultimately determine what we’re permitted to do.” Officials said the 6,000-tons-a-day landfill still has room to grow, though under current limits it could reach capacity as early as 2013 – six years before the intended closing date. Expected to close the same year is the Puente Hills Landfill in Whittier – the county’s largest disposal site – which takes in some 13,200 tons of trash a day. “The region and the county as a whole has major needs for infrastructure and for the transportation of solid waste,” Gertler said. “It’s ultimately up to the process to determine what gets built at the site and up to the decision-makers in the county to evaluate how they will meet the region’s needs.” It’s a high-stakes decision for county leaders, especially Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. Major landfills including Puente Hills, Sunshine Canyon near Los Angeles and Chiquita Canyon are in his Fifth District. He hasn’t taken a position on the Chiquita expansion, but is paying close attention, planning deputy Paul Novak said. “The supervisor wants to make sure any changes that comes to the landfill do not impact local residents,” he said. “It is incumbent that Republic representatives present their plan to the community and solicit input, and try to respond to any concerns the community may have.” Fred Rubin, an assistant deputy director at the county Department of Public Works, said controversy and rancor follows most landfill expansion proposals. “You have residents that don’t want something and you have people that want it,” he said. “You try to balance the needs of everybody involved to achieve what’s best for the community.” The county’s current waste disposal needs have exceeded available space, and recycling and diversion rates are already about 50 percent countywide, said Carlos Ruiz, assistant division engineer with Public Works’ environmental programs division. “But we still have to deal with the other 50 percent,” he said. “That’s not going away.” Policymakers are gambling on a mix of new technology and landfill expansion to meet anticipated demand over the next 15 years and beyond. An experimental system to convert sewage to fuel is on the drawing board, but most are counting on a plan to ship trash by rail to the Mesquite Regional Landfill, a “megadump” about 170 miles southeast of Los Angeles. When it opens in 2008-09, the desert dump could eventually absorb up to 20,000 tons of trash per day and meet the county’s needs for up to 100 years. But it’s going to cost. Disposal rates could jump from $20 to $40 per ton to $100 per ton over 20 years as local landfills close. An expanded Chiquita Canyon could offer some relief in the interim. “Chiquita is just one element – a landfill along with other landfills to dispose of trash,” Rubin said. “If the needs were reduced greatly – if we would send out less – it would be better economically. “Until such time there is an alternative to landfilling, we’re going to need the landfill capacity.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 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