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25 standouts from NCR move on to Jr. NBA national training camp

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ The finalists, who chosen by the Jr. NBA evaluation committee led by Jr. NBA head coach Carlos Barroca and PBA great Jeffrey Cariaso of Alaska, have a chance to vie for the 16 Jr. NBA 2018 All-Star slots and be rewarded the overseas NBA experience trip with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia later in the year. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jeremy Gabriel Felix, 14, of Ateneo; Joshua Minguillo, 13, of Anorama Montessori Binan; Lionel Matthew Rubico, 13, of De La Salle Lipa; Raphael Tolentino, 13, of International School of Better Beginnings; Kim Aaron Tamayo, 13, of National University; Rhon Khaniel Telles, 13, of St. Anthony de Carmelli; Robert Janus Torres, 14, of Victorious Christian Montessori; Dranreb Aeron Singson, 14, and Rodelio Tomas, 14, of Escuela de Sophia Caloocan were the top performers in the boys division.The girls division, meanwhile, is comprised of Yza Camila Shalea Alarcon, 14, New Era High School; Franzelle Angela Chelzea Besa, 14, of Divine World College of Calapan; Franchesca Isabela Buenvenida, 11, of Mother of Divine Providence School; Merylle Angelica Cuasay, 12, of Adriatico Memorial School; Jay Anne Marie Lachica, 12, of Sta. Clara Parish School; Erika Nadine Tenorio, 12, of School of the Holy Spirirt Quezon City; Justine Valdes, 13, of Saint Pedro Poveda College; Ghemrie Hashley Garcia, 13, and Valerie Ruth Mapalad, 13, of Child Jesus of Nazareth School, Arianne Amber Esquivel, 14, and Kyla Marie Mataga, 13, of De La Salle Zobel; Juliana Yap, 13, and Marielle Vingno, 14, of Escuela de Sophia Caloocan and Maria Juliana Abella, 13, Isabela Louise Gonzales, 12, and Aaliyah Mai Reyes, 12, of Saint Paul College Pasig.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 crown Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES World champ Tabora eyes better showing in PH int’l bowling open Nine boys and 16 girls from the Manila selection camp of Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 were chosen to join the roster of Jr. NBA All-Star aspirants from Bacolod, Baguio and Butuan who will move on to the National Training Camp on May 18 to 20.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames More than 800 players joined the NBA’s global youth basketball program at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati over the weekend, where they were subjected to advanced drills and team scrimmages.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Raptors president apologizes to DeMar DeRozan

first_imgToronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) celebrates with teammate Serge Ibaka (9) after a basket against the Washington Wizards during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Raptors president Masai Ujiri apologized Friday for a “miscommunication” with four-time All-Star and franchise icon DeMar DeRozan, but Toronto’s traded All-Star guard didn’t seem quite ready to make amends.Speaking for the first time since sending DeRozan to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard, Ujiri began by saying sorry to DeRozan. The career Raptor had expressed anger and frustration in an Instagram post after learning of the deal, indicating he’d been told he would not be traded.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Even with DeRozan, Toronto lost three straight postseason series against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, including consecutive second-round sweeps. The Raptors have never reached the NBA Finals.Leonard, the 2014 NBA Finals MVP, has twice finished in the top three in MVP voting and is a two-time winner of the league’s Defensive Player of the Year award. Ujiri called his new acquisition “a no-nonsense basketball player that plays on both sides of the floor and produces.”Still, there are reasons for concern. A seven-year veteran, Leonard missed all but nine games last season because of a leg injury. He can become a free agent next summer, and has stated his desire to play for the Los Angeles Lakers.As long as Leonard is with the Raptors, however, Ujiri will work to show him what Toronto has to offer.“I think there’s a lot to sell here,” Ujiri said. “Our team, our culture, our city, our ownership. We have everything here except a championship, in my humble opinion. I don’t think we lack anything in this city.”Leonard has yet to pass a physical, Ujiri said, adding one is expected to happen “in the next couple of days.”Ujiri, who returned from a trip to Africa earlier Friday, has not met Leonard in person since the trade, but said they have spoken on the phone. Ujiri disputed rumors that Leonard has no interest in playing north of the border.“He didn’t express a lack of interest about playing in Canada to me,” Ujiri said.DeRozan and Leonard are expected to be on the court together next week when USA Basketball convenes a national team training camp in Las Vegas. That team is coached by San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich. MOST READ High jumper Ukhov among top Russians facing doping cases In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Shortly after Ujiri apologized Friday, DeRozan added a new post to his Instagram feed: a facepalm emoji, a symbol of frustration and exasperation.Reflecting on a conversation he’d had with DeRozan at Summer League earlier this month, Ujiri said he “should have handled it better” when discussing future plans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Maybe my mistake was talking about what we expected going forward from him,” Ujiri said. “I think that’s where the gap was, because in my job I always have to assume that I’m going forward with the team that I have. If there was a miscommunication there, I do apologize to DeMar.”Still, after three straight disappointing playoff exits, Ujiri felt something needed to change with the Raptors. He acknowledged struggling with the “human side” of the trade, but decided Leonard was too good a prize to pass up. Now, Ujiri says, the Raptors “are stepping on territory that we never have.”“I think if we look at ourselves honestly, everybody knows that we had to do something different, even if it wasn’t this,” Ujiri said. “We had to figure out something different. I take responsibility for that.“We’ve been doing this how many years?” Ujiri said. “You can’t continue doing the same thing over and over again. And when you get a chance to get a top five player, which doesn’t come very often, I think you have to jump on it. We’ve given a chance to this team, we’ve tried to build it as much as we can but, at this point, this opportunity came in front of us and we had to jump on it.”DeRozan led the Raptors in scoring in each of the last five years, and was key to Toronto winning a franchise-record 59 games and securing the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference last season.“There’s no measurement for what DeMar DeRozan has done for this organization,” Ujiri said, pledging that the departed guard will be acknowledged “in the biggest way that we can possibly do it” for his nine seasons with the Raptors.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Witness Protection, Whistle Blower bills read in Parliament

first_imgThe Witness Protection Bill of 2016 and the Protected Disclosure (Whistle Blower) Bill of 2016 were, on Friday, read for the first time in the National Assembly by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams.The Witness Protection Bill seeks to introduce legislations for the protection of witnesses who give evidence in Guyana’s courts. It is part of a Crime and Security Initiative that being led by the Caribbean Community (Caricom).The legislation will ensure the protection of witnesses and their families againstAttorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williamsintimidation and, or physical harm during and after their involvement, in court proceedings. The measure to be enacted includes the establishment of safe houses, the granting of assistance to participants and the provision of new identities, where necessary.Offences which may give rise to protection under the witness protection programme include murder, manslaughter, treason, sedition, piracy or hijacking, possession or use of firearms, and ammunition with intent to injure. Possession or use of firearms in furtherance of any criminal offence, aggravated assault, shooting or wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm, robbery, robbery with aggravation, armed robbery, arson, any sexual offence, any drug trafficking offence, any domestic violence offence, any trafficking in person offence, kidnapping offences under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act, offences under the Criminal Law (Offences) Act , offences under the Anti-Terrorism and Terrorist Related Activities Act, and offences under the Cyber Crime Act.Meanwhile, the Whistle Blower Bill seeks to combat corruption and other wrongdoings by encouraging and facilitating disclosures of improper conduct in the public and private sectors, to protect persons making those disclosures from detrimental action, to establish the Protected Disclosures Commission to receive, investigate, or otherwise deal with disclosures of improper conduct and to provide for other related matters.According to the Attorney General’s Chambers, the Bill marks another step by the Government towards full compliance with the Inter-American Convention against Corruption. The Bill would assist in combating corruption and other wrongdoing, both in the public and private sector by encouraging and facilitating the making of specified disclosures of improper conduct in good faith, and in the public interest. The Bill also seeks to protect persons making those disclosures from detrimental action and to establish the Protected Disclosures Commission, to deal with disclosures of improper conduct.last_img read more

Blairmont defeat RHT to reclaim title

first_imgBCB/Elizabeth Styles Under-21 Tournament…A brutal attacking innings of 59 runs from the powerfully-built Rakesh Somwaru spearheaded defending champions Blairmont Community Centre to a successful defence of their Elizabeth Styles Under-21 title.The victorious Blairmont Community Centre team take a photo op with the company’s rep, Bissoondyal SinghThey surprisingly defeated Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets by 61 runs in the 2018 final at the Port Mourant Ground in front of a fair-sized crowd.Blairmont won the toss and elected to take first strike on a pitch that played slower and lower as the match progressed.They lost their first wicket in the third over when former National Under-19 pacer Sylus Tyndall had Seon Glasgow caught behind for 10 and then Nigel Deodat for 9 with the score on 43-2, by wicketkeeper Chanderpaul Govindan off Kevlon Anderson.Blairmont slumped to 88 for 6 in the 22nd over as Javed Karim (19); Zameel Nazir; F Subhan (0) and Marvin Prashad (15) all fell cheaply.Somwaru then played the innings of his life as he smashed four massive sixes and six boundaries. He added 90 for the seventh wicket with the elegant Fawaz Gafoor. Gafoor rotated the strike nicely and scored 44 runs with two boundaries before he was eventually bowled by Anderson with the score at 178. Blairmont were eventually dismissed for 195 in 36 overs. Anderson ended with 4-44 while Keith Simpson took 2-20 for Rose Hall.National players Kevin and Junior Sinclair raced to 52-0 from five overs before the latter threw his wicket away for 11 in the sixth over.Lunch was taken with the score at 63 for 1 from eight overs. Left-arm spinner Nigel Deodat struck a crucial blow when he had the in-form Kevin Sinclair caught at cover for 43, and then off-spinner Seon Glasgow trapped Anderson for 11 as Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets slipped to 73 for 4 in the 12th over.Deodat and Glasgow bowled well in tandem as Rose Hall Town were bowled out for 134 in just 25 overs. Tyndall, batting at number 8, batted with flair to score 33, which included a six and five boundaries. Meanwhile, Deodat and Glasgow were the main destroyers for Blairmont, claiming 4-33 and 4-43 respectively. Marvin Prashad supported with 1-19.Elizabeth Styles representative Bissoondyal Singh praised the Berbice Cricket Board for organising a highly-successful tournament in a short time span. Elizabeth Styles, he stated, was also highly impressed by the Board’s no-nonsense attitude to indiscipline and the mileage the company received from media coverage.To loud applause, Singh announced that sponsorship for 2019 would be renewed as the company was committed to Berbice cricket.BCB Secretary Robby Saywack and President Hilbert Foster both expressed gratitude to the sponsor for investing in the development of Berbice cricket. The Under-21 Tournament, Foster stated, is a bridge between the Under-19 and First-Division levels.Foster also hailed the outstanding development of Blairmont and their successful defence of their title. Blairmont carted off the championship trophy and $70,000.last_img read more

GTTA secures services of ITTF coach

first_imgThe Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) has, through the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), secured the services of an ITTF level one-certified coach, ULTM umpire, and Female Coach of the Year 2017: Candacy Mc Kenzie, to serve as Schools Table Tennis Coordinator/ Coach to support and work with its “National Table Tennis for Schools” National Athlete Development Pathway project.Candacy McKenzie working with student-athlete schoolsThis project was birthed as a collaborative effort between the following entities: Guyana Olympic Association; National Sports Commission; Guyana Teachers Union; Government of Guyana, through its various agencies; and the Ministry of Education’s Regional Departments of Education in Guyana, based on proposals made by the GTTA.The project forms key developmental projects aimed at providing equity access mass participation targeting athletes at ages that are more adaptive to feed to the GTTA talent identification and selection programmes, creating a sustainable pathway for the sport to grow.This project, which is rooted in 11 of the 16 Guyana Teachers Union districts and targets students between the ages of 6 and 13 years old, has seen more than 200 teachers from the selected schools being trained in the ITTF 12-hour supervisory level ITTF training programme by National Table Tennis Coach Linden Johnson.Ninety Stag elite training tables and balls and racquets procured by the Guyana Olympic Association have been distributed to selected schools.However, a key ingredient is the initial model concept proposal is missing due to funding limitations: provision of coaches, which would have seen 11 ITTF-certified coaches being hired and utilised to work with 106 schools in the districts/schools.This resulted in slower implementation of the project, given that the GTTA had to rely on the intervention of a steering committee and volunteer coaching and National Sports Commission support, with Linden Johnson conducting coaching programmes for teachers and students in addition to some intervention coming from the GTTA.This had seen ITTF-certified Coach Candacy McKenzie making key interventions in schools over the last year.However, through a Guyana Olympic Association Pan-American Sports Organisation (PASO) grant negotiated by the Guyana Olympic Association, which provides funding to the Guyana Olympic Association to assist national federations with their coaching and development programmes, the GTTA, like a few other sporting disciplines, was able to put forward its proposal and negotiate coaching support grant, which will see a stipend being provided for a School’s Table Tennis Coordinator Coach to be hired for one (1) year in the initial phase, to assist the GTTA with the implementation of its National Table Tennis for Schools project.While the provision of one coach is not adequate, given the initial concept of the proposal was to have a coach for each of the 11 districts, the GTTA will seek to utilise the resource in a strategic manner, visiting more schools to ensure they each establish a team.Some of the duties Candacy will perform as Schools Table Tennis Coordinator Coach include, but are not limited to, visiting the districts to assess progress being made, and making intervention; ensuring schools are utilising the resources provided; implementing a policy for the program; establishing school teams at the various age groups; providing recommended coaching intervention during curriculum after schools and weekend type programs; ensuring teachers previously trained are engaged to assist with supporting the programme; providing support to assist with tournament coordination in school competitions; and identifying talent for training programs of the GTTA, among other duties.last_img read more

Casden brother defeated in court

first_imgThe brother of billionaire real estate developer Alan I. Casden lost a court fight in a lengthy dispute over nearly 300,000 properties and millions of dollars in severance pay. A Superior Court jury found Thursday against Henry Casden in a case that has been going on for eight years through several lawsuits, two trials and two trips to state appellate courts. Forbes magazine estimates Alan Casden’s fortune at $1.2 billion. His older brother, a Palm Desert attorney, worked for Casden’s real estate company for 11 years. Alan Casden’s attorney, Thomas J. Nolan, said Henry Casden received generous compensation of $7 million in pay and bonuses while working for the company and didn’t deserve more. Henry Casden said he will appeal. The Daily Journal contributed to this report.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Henry Casden’s lawsuit claimed that after leaving the company in 1999, he was entitled to a multimillion-dollar severance bonus based on an oral agreement he made with his brother. He also demanded millions involving the value of 277,777 housing units in conjunction with a Casden real estate investment trust for which he worked. Alan Casden sued his brother, claiming he defrauded the company. The suits proceeded to be tried several times, with various verdicts overturned on appeal. On Thursday, in the latest trial, a jury found that the Casden Co. did not owe Henry Casden any money. last_img read more

Swindon capture Birmingham defender on loan

first_img1 Swindon Swindon Town have bolstered their defence with the signing of Birmingham City’s Amari’i Bell on loan until January.The 20-year-old Blues academy graduate, who has had loan spells at Nuneaton Town, Kidderminster Harriers and Mansfield Town in each of the last two seasons, is eligible for Swindon’s League One fixture against Barnsley this weekend.Left-back Bell was on loan at Mansfield at the start of this season, but was recalled by the Blues, with whom he signed a new one-year deal in June.Bell has spent this week on trial at Swindon and convinced manager Mark Cooper to add him to his squad.last_img read more

Judge clears Mexico church leader in suit

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu M. Berle found Rivera could not be held accountable in a U.S. court because the plaintiff didn’t have enough evidence against him, said Mike Finnegan, the plaintiff’s attorney. Steve Selsberg, an attorney representing the Mexican cardinal in Los Angeles, said the judge found no evidence of conspiracy after reviewing a year’s worth of discovery collected by attorneys from both sides. Plaintiff Joaquin Aguilar Mendez filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging that Rivera, who was then a bishop in Puebla state, transferred a priest to Los Angeles in 1988 for nine months even though he knew abuse allegations had been lodged against him. The priest, Nicolas Aguilar Rivera, is no relation to the cardinal or the plaintiff. The judge’s ruling also dismisses claims against the Mexican Diocese of Tehuacan, where the cardinal was bishop at the time he transferred the priest. Rivera’s spokesman, Hugo Valdemar, told The Associated Press in Mexico City that the cardinal was pleased with the judge’s decision. COURTS: Cardinal was accused of transferring pedophile priest to L.A. By Gillian Flaccus THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A lawsuit accusing Mexico City Cardinal Norberto Rivera of conspiring with Roman Catholic officials in the United States to shelter a pedophile priest was dismissed Tuesday. Mendez said Tuesday that he was disappointed in the ruling, but planned to have his U.S. attorneys appeal the case. He said a lawsuit he filed against the priest in Mexico City in 1994 has gone nowhere and police have not apprehended the priest despite a warrant for his arrest in Puebla state. In a declaration filed in February, the cardinal said he sent a letter to Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony in 1987 warning him that Rivera had “homosexual problems.” A spokesman for the Los Angeles archdiocese has said the U.S. cardinal never received the letter. The priest fled to Mexico in 1988 after less than a year in Los Angeles because he was accused of sexual abuse in Los Angeles.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

Man found safe in car after being kidnapped

first_img 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! FRAZIER PARK – A man who said he was kidnapped from a fast food restaurant parking lot was found safe Monday night in an abandoned vehicle. San Bernardino resident Saturino Villegas Peraza, 34, told California Highway Patrol officers that he was robbed, beaten and kidnapped about 8:40 p.m. from the McDonald’s restaurant in Frazier Park by three men. Peraza was bound and placed in the rear seat of a stolen 1997 Dodge Intrepid. His assailants threatened to kill him as they drove away from the restaurant, Officer Michelle Esposito said. The car experienced engine problems and the three abandoned it on the southbound Golden State Freeway just north of the Whittaker brake check. Officers saw the car and noticed Peraza under some carpeting in the back seat. He was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, where he was treated for minor injuries and released. Peraza told officers the kidnappers, clad in black, fled, possibly in a white Nissan Sentra. Peraza also said the three stole an undetermined amount of money from him. (661)257-5252 last_img read more