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Yeng Guiao ‘confident, happy’ with Gilas roster ahead of final Fiba qualifying window

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments 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 gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Romero Duno to fight in Canelo Alvarez-Daniel Jacobs undercard Head coach Yeng Guiao also has the tough task of leading the national team into the enemy territories of Qatar and Kazakhstan for their last games but the fiery head coach is unconcerned of the difficult order.“I’m confident and I’m happy with this group of guys,” said Guiao after Gilas’ 100-82 win over Meralco in a tune-up game Friday before their trip.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsGuiao added that he’s proud of what naturalized center Andray Blatche had done to be in top physical shape for the coming window.“They’ve shown their commitment, they’ve shown their abilities, and I’m happy with the development with Andray Blatche. He came in ready and he was in a lot better shape than when he first came in for the previous windows. So that’s the best sign.” LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas are on a tough bind in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers with the team sitting at the fourth place of Group F and needing to win their last two games.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Blatche managed to get familiarized with Guiao’s system early February when he arrived in the Philippines to make his intentions known that he would play with Gilas in the team’s final two games of the qualifiers.The Philippines holds a 5-5 record and will have to overtake Lebanon, which holds a 6-4 card in the fourth seed of Group E, to get the final Asian slot for the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup in China.Blatche, though, is back in the Chinese Basketball League but will rejoin the team in Doha for the game against the Qataris on Feb. 21.“I didn’t see any problems when he was here on or off the court, he’s somebody who understands the game really well and who loves his teammates and that’s a really good foundation to build from.”Blatche will play for Guiao for the first time in his career after the latter replaced former Gilas head coach Chot Reyes in September of 2018.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

Father of 2 gunned down during alleged robbery

first_imgA father of two was in the wee hours of Sunday shot dead after four armed men invaded his Lot 161 Mon Repos Pasture, East Coast Demerara (ECD) property.A friend who was with the now dead man was also shot and was said to be in critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Dead is 30-year-old Christopher Swamy, an employee of Flower City Restaurant, Better Hope, ECD.Based on information received, the now dead man, his wife and his sister-in-law, along with a friend, Rawle Williams, 28, and his spouse Marcia Williams, 38, were liming and imbibing in front of the home. However, about 01:30h, they were confronted by two masked men, one of whom brandished a handgun.Police stated that the suspects relieved Marcia Williams of a cellphone and an undisclosed sum of cash after which they assaulted her husband to the head. It was during the commotion Swamy was shot to the chest. The men then fled the scene.Swamy and Williams were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where Swamy was pronounced dead on arrival and Williams was admitted.When Guyana Times visited the scene, Marcia Williams explained that the men accosted her and after relieving her of the items, they enquired whether or not she was okay.The bandits then turned their attention to Swamy and Rawle Williams by opening fire on them. Swamy was shot once to his foot and once to his chest, while Rawle received a gunshot wound to his neck, the woman told this newspaper.After carrying out the act, the men reportedly quickly escaped the scene in an unknown direction.Swamy’s brother-in-law, Arijit told this publication that he was asleep in the upper flat of the house when he was awakened by a nephew who informed him that bandits were outside.“Me wake up and left bassidy because me want to know what happening, so when me peep, me nah see no bandit. But then I start to hear hollering and screaming downstairs and then I hear the shots. When I run downstairs, I see me brother-in-law lying on the floor and me start for shake him, but he was already dead,” the man relayed.The other injured man was checked and after he responded, a car was quickly called to the scene to rush him to the hospital.Guyana Times understands it might have been a premeditated murder. Information received revealed that the now dead man had an altercation with an ex-policeman about a month ago after which he was threatened.On Saturday, the said ex-policeman visited the father of two at his place of employment and repeated the threats. An investigation has been launched into the murder.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE – Neil Lennon reveals ‘definite interest’ in Celtic return

first_imgNeil Lennon has told talkSPORT he would ‘definitely’ be interested in returning to the manager’s hotseat at former club Celtic.The Bhoys are on the hunt for their new permanent boss with Ronny Deila set to leave the Parkhead club at the end of the season.Deila, who guided Celtic to a fifth consecutive Scottish championship this weekend and the second of his reign at the club, revealed in April that he will step down as manager in the summer.A host of top names have been linked with the role, including Manchester United legend and first-team assistant Ryan Giggs, former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers and ex-Aston Villa coach Paul Lambert.But Lennon, who won five Scottish titles as a Celtic player before claiming three during his time as boss, has put his name in the hat.Asked if he would return to Parkhead, Lennon told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I would find it hard to say no, of course“It’s a great job at a great club. I had a good four years there as manager and seven years as a player – it was a big part of my career and my life.“The competition, with Rangers back in the Premiership, would also be great, so yes there would be a definite interest, obviously.“But I’m sure there is a lot of interest in that job, so we’ll just have to wait and see what the board decide.”Listen to talkSPORT’s interview with Neil Lennon IN FULL above!last_img read more

AS CARTHY LOOKS SET FOR EUROPE, PAT THE COPE SAYS: ‘I’M STILL IN WITH CHANCE’

first_imgMEP Pat The Cope Gallagher says he believes he’s still in with a shout of landing the fourth seat in the 4-seat Midlands North West constituency today.The Donegal Fianna Fail politician goes into second day of the count in Castlebar knowing that he would probably have been elected by now if party HQ hadn’t added Thomas Byrne to the ticket.But all that is being set aside for now as Gallagher goes into an expected fourth seat cliffhanger with Marian Harkin. “It’s still all to play for,” The Cope told Donegal Daily this morning.“There are still tens of thousands of votes in play and until they are all counted and the last transfers are made, we won’t be sure.“But I’m verging on the side of optimism at the moment.”Gallagher has won 14 election battles in a row – and this – his 15th looks set to be his biggest one yet. The count resumes later today with the transfer of Senator Ronan Mullen’s 41,164 votes after his elimination last night.Luke Flanagan has already reached the quota and has been elected. Sinn Fein’s Matt Carthy – who got a huge Donegal vote – will be elected next with Mairead McGuinness of Fine Gael expected to take the third seat.If Gallagher can stay ahead of Byrne before his elimination, he should get enough transfers to get past the line – but Harkin is 15,000 votes ahead at this stage. Every transfer will count.Flanagan, Luke “Ming” (Ind) 124063 129561 (elected)Carthy, Matt (SF) 114727 117670 120723 McGuinness, Mairead (FG) 92080 94019 102025Harkin, Marian (Ind) 68986 72045 77798Gallagher, Pat The Cope (FF) 59562 60466 62071Byrne, Thomas (FF) 55384 56528 58505 Higgins, Jim (FG) 39908 40462 43292Mullen, Rónán (Ind) 36326 38260 41164 (eliminated)Higgins, Lorraine (Lab) 31951 33744 (eliminated)Dearey, Mark (GP) 9520 (eliminated)Gilroy, Ben (DDI) 7683 (eliminated)Fitzsimons, Mark (Ind) 2424 (eliminated)Fay, TJ (Ind) 2002 (eliminated)Nic Fhearraigh, Cordelia (FN) 1829 (eliminated)AS CARTHY LOOKS SET FOR EUROPE, PAT THE COPE SAYS: ‘I’M STILL IN WITH CHANCE’ was last modified: May 27th, 2014 by John2Share 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:2014European electionMatt CarthyPat The Cope GallagherThomas Byrnelast_img read more

MAN LEFT FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE AFTER FREAK FALL FROM BICYCLE

first_imgA man is in intensive care after falling from his bicycle in what is believed to have been a freak accident.The man was found by passers-by at Malin Head on the Inishowen Peninsula at around 1am on Sunday morning.The man is a local man in his 50s. It is not known how long he was at the side of the road before he was found.The man was spotted by a passer-by who contacted the emergency services.He was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital and has been treated for a serious head injury.Garda sources have told Donegal Daily that they do not believe the man was struck by any other vehicle but merely suffered a fall.  MAN LEFT FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE AFTER FREAK FALL FROM BICYCLE was last modified: April 21st, 2015 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:accidentbicycledonegalfallGardaiMalin Headlast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS…DONEGAL MAN CONVICTED OVER PLOT TO MURDER LOYALIST TERROR CHIEF JOHNNY ‘MAD DOG’ ADAIR

first_imgFormer loyalist terror chief Johnny ‘Mad Dog’ AdairA DONEGAL man is among three men who have been found guilty today of conspiring to murder former terrorist boss Johnny ‘Mad Dog’ Adair.Antoin Duffy was also convicted of plotting to kill Ulster Defence Association leading figure Sam ‘Skelly’ McCrory, one of Adair’s closest allies. Duffy’s cousin Martin Hughes and Paul Sands were also convicted over the same double murder plot.Two other men – Craig Convery and Gordon Brown – were found guilty of being involved in organised crime.The guilty verdicts were delivered at the High Court in Glasgow following a nine-week trial.Duffy was described in court as the “driving force” behind the double murder plan.He initially planned the murder bid operations from his cell in Castle Huntly open prison in Scotland.During a secret bugging operation, Duffy boasted to his girlfriend: “I’m trying to get a war started and get as many guns and explosives as I can.”On the attack on McCrory, he is heard on tape saying: “We’ll just drive up to him and….blast him in his car.”It was claimed during the trial the Duffy boasted that he was a member of the Real IRA.The plot was uncovered during a covert MI5 undercover surveillance operation.Duffy and Gorman were also accused of planning the murder of former Barlinnie Prison governor Derek McGill with a car bomb.The four men denied all the charges.They also denied a charge of joining others with the “intention of committing acts of terrorism”.Prosecutors said Duffy, 38, Hughes, 35, Sands, 31, and Gorman, 57, along with unnamed individuals, plotted to kill Adair and McCrory between August 2010 and October last year.Locations where the plans were allegedly discussed included high-security HMP Shotts and a flat in Old Castle Road in Glasgow’s Shawlands.It is claimed “surveillance and reconnaissance” was carried out on Mr Adair and Mr McCrory.The charges includes accusations there were plans “of where and by what means” each man “was to be murdered”.Three other men, Craig Convery, Gary Convery and Gordon Brown faced charges concerned with the alleged conspiracies. Theyalso pleaded not guilty.Adair – the former leader of the Ulster Freedom Fighters terror group which killed Donegal Sinn Fein councillor Eddie Fullerton in the 1990s -was warned about the plot by police after he stepped off a plan in Glasgow.He had just returned from a holiday in Spain where he was celebrating his 50th birthday with close family and friends.In 2010, Anton Duffy was jailed for five years for firearms offences.He had been in a busy Glasgow nightclub with a revolver and live ammunition inside his jacket.He produced the gun during a scuffle with nightclub bouncers and was subsequently arrested and charged.BREAKING NEWS…DONEGAL MAN CONVICTED OVER PLOT TO MURDER LOYALIST TERROR CHIEF JOHNNY ‘MAD DOG’ ADAIR was last modified: July 20th, 2015 by John2Share 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:anton duffyBREAKING NEWS…DONEGAL MAN CONVICTED OVER PLOT TO MURDER LOYALIST TERROR CHIEF JOHNNY ‘MAD DOG’ ADAIRlast_img read more

Blanchard dominates barrel racing at Cheyenne Frontier Days

first_imgCheyenne, Wyoming >> In an event that is timed in hundredths of a second, beating nearly 200 other competitors by a tenth of a second is huge.That happened in the first round of barrel racing at Cheyenne Frontier Days on Tuesday where all of the barrel racers had an opportunity to advance to the second round of competition. Sydni Blanchard from Albuquerque, N.M., had the fastest time of the day at 17.46 seconds. That earned the former college champion and Wrangler National Finals Rodeo …last_img read more

Proteas into ICC World Twenty20 semis

first_img30 March 2014 The Proteas booked a semi-final place with a three-run victory over England in the ICC World Twenty20 in Chittagong, Bangladesh on Saturday. The win took South Africa to the top of the Group 1 standings, with three wins from their four round-robin matches. Victory was actually a little more comfortable than the final margin would suggest as England were left requiring 20 runs off the last three balls of their innings, and all Dale Steyn made sure of doing was not bowling a no ball or a wide. Tim Bresnan took advantage of that by smashing a six, a four, and a six off those deliveries. Put in to bat in very humid conditions, the Proteas responded well, despite a couple of breaks for faulty floodlights.Serious momentum Hashim Amla again provided serious momentum at the top of the order, smashing 56 off only 37 deliveries before he was the first man out in the 11th over, caught by Alex Hales off Chris Broad for 56. Fellow opener Quinton de Kock followed eight runs later for a less fluent 29 from 33 balls. JP Duminy missed out, making only five, while next man in David Miller contributed 19 off 15 deliveries and Albie Morkel three off of three. However, that did not matter as AB de Villiers, captaining the team in the absence of the suspended Faf du Plessis, played an inspirational, gem of an innings, cracking an unbeaten 69 off only 28 balls, with nine fours and three sixes.Fireworks De Villiers’ fireworks began in the 16th over, which he began with 25 runs off 15 balls to his name. At the end of the over, bowled by Stuart Broad, he stood on 36 off 19. After the next over, bowled by Johannesburg-born Jade Dernbach, he had reached 50 off 23. He then added a further 19 runs in the remaining two overs to help the Proteas to 196 for 5, the highest total of the tournament by any team. Hales, the scorer of a big century in England’s win over Sri Lanka in their previous match, struck two fours in the first over of the English innings, bowled by JP Duminy, but was then caught at point off the bowling of Albie Morkel in the following over. The umpire called no ball, however, and Hales stayed on. Incorrect call Replays showed the umpire had been incorrect in his call, but Hales was unfazed, immediately hitting the next two deliveries to the boundary. Wayne Parnell broke the opening stand in his first over when he had Michael Lumb caught by Miller for 18, with the England total on 46 in the fifth over. Brought back into the attack in the eighth over, Parnell again did the trick, with Miller catching Hales for 38 off 22 balls, and Moeen Ali being caught behind by De Kock the very next ball for 10. The left-arm paceman went on to finish with 3 for 31 in his four overs.Standout The other standout performance with the ball came from leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who removed Eoin Morgan for 14 and Jos Buttler for a hard-hitting 34 off 24 deliveries. The slippery ball forced Tahir to bowl a little quicker than he usually would, but he nonetheless finished with 2 for 27 in his four overs. Ravi Bopara showed some fight with 31 off 18 balls lower down the England batting order, but when Steyn had him caught in the deep off the first ball of the final over, the writing was on the wall for England. When Bresnan managed only a single off of the second ball and Broad another single off of the third, the result was decided. In the end, England tallied 193 for 7.‘It was a great game’ Proteas’ skipper AB de Villiers was an obvious choice for man of the match. “It was a great game. The boys did extremely well,” he said at the post-match ceremony. “They were very tough conditions to field in. I knew from the start we had to be unpredictable and mix things up, but once again the execution of the bowlers was amazing. “I’ve lost a few as captain in T20s and it was important for me to get the guys through and get Faf back [and] pumped for the semi-finals,” he added.‘Heartbroken “It was a fantastic game. Credit to the players for that,” England captain Stuart Broad said. “We’re heartbroken to come out on the wrong end, but AB has taken the game away for us. “It didn’t go to plan in the last three overs, but apart from that it was a good game for us. We’ve had some guys get going this innings, but no outstanding score, which you need chasing such a big total.”last_img read more

Nation branding needs a holistic approach

first_imgBuilding a successful nation brand requires the government, business and civil society to work together in telling a holistic and positive story about South Africa.By Sithembile Ntombela, Brand South Africa General Manager for MarketingBuilding a strong and sustainable nation brand requires more than just an agency to do this. It requires critical stakeholders that are instrumental in the marketing of the country.In South Africa, Brand South Africa is the custodian of the nation brand. It works with and through stakeholders in fulfilling the mandate given to it. This mandate includes managing the country’s reputation and image, and contributing to social cohesion at home by getting South Africans behind the nation brand through its domestic programme, Play Your Part.On 24 August 2016, Brand South Africa launches the Nation Brand Forum. It is a gathering of the government, business and civil society with the objective of defining an inspiring narrative that can be used by all stakeholders when marketing South Africa internationally.The Nation Brand Forum is a proactive marketing programme that will be a flagship initiative for Brand South Africa and will be used to promote a positive nation brand image and reputation.ApproachBrand South Africa understands that countries are built through strong cities and metros and it is for this reason that stakeholder participation consists of communicators and marketers who are responsible for marketing cities.The nation brand framework will help in training and equipping marketers and communicators from the public as well as the private sector, with the skills needed to profile the unique features of the South African nation brand.A successful nation brand would be a “cohesive and coherent brand approach when marketing and communicating about the country’s assets”, said Nathan Reddy, a brand specialist who has worked on Brand South Africa’s corporate identity.“South Africa has so much to offer and if one story is well told, this will build a strong and positive narrative for our country. Inspiring education, inspiring people, inspiring tourism, inspiring democracy, inspiring Constitution are all the good things we need to speak more of. We are an inspiring country. One country, one brand.”Every South African has a role to play in building a competitive South Africa. Play your part and contact Brand South Africa for more information about the country’s value proposition.last_img read more

The search for Hidden Creatures begins June 27, 2018

first_img SharePrint Related Spotted: Three legendary creatures hidden among towering trees and overgrown greenery. Be on the lookout for the hairy Bigfoot (and its enormous footprints), glorious Unicorn, and whimsical Fairy. Navigating through a mossy forest and looking for objects should feel familiar to all geocachers. For the next four weeks we will be highlighting the different habitats these Hidden Creatures call home. If you find 100 caches in the first week you will earn all of the souvenirs at that time. You can take your time and cache over all four weeks or challenge yourself to find them all as fast as you can!Get started on your search!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more