PBA opens doors to 2017 draft applicants

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Malaysia aims to be top gun of the 2017 SEA Games Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ PBA Rookie Draft aspirants. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAspiring neophytes can now take the first step to their dreams with the PBA now accepting applications for the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.The draft proceedings is set on October 29 at Robinson’s Place Manila as it ushers in the new wave of players coming in the league.ADVERTISEMENT The deadline for submission of applications and requirements for Fil-foreign players is on September 1 while local-born applicants have until October 12 to file their papers.Once the preliminary list for Fil-foreign rookie hopefuls has been released, a month-long deliberation on the applicants’ eligibility will ensue and the final list of applicants will be released on October 27.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’There will be a two-day Draft Combine late in October to test the applicants’ skill sets and gauge their physical abilities in front of PBA coaches. MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

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Marketers Elated with Chinese Embassy

first_imgThe Chinese Embassy near Monrovia has dedicated 18 solar energy street lamps, a borehole well for the Jorkpen Town Market, and classroom materials for the Rally Time Market School.These items were made available through companies that include the Wonderful New Energy Industry Company (Liberia) Inc., Zhongmei Engineering Group Ltd. and LC Opportunity Nature Resources Company in collaboration with the Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund (SMWF).The lights now brighten the Jorkpen Town Market environment while the hand pump, located in the back yard, provides a much needed source of water for marketers and those living around the market grounds.Speaking at the dedicatory program on March 20, on the Jorkpen Town Market grounds in Sinkor, Monrovia, Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yue said that it was a delightful moment for him to attend a program that creates interaction between the Chinese Community in Liberia and local grass rooters.He noted that the Chinese companies that provided these facilities are committed to a one-year warranty for what they donated and to the training of seven Liberian technicians on how to maintain the solar lamps.Recalling China’s role in Liberia’s post-war development, Ambassador Zhang said, “China has developed a steadfast and cooperative partnership with Liberia in its endeavor to promote peace and development.  The Chinese Government through its embassy in Liberia, and in collaboration with the Liberian Government has completed many landmark assistance projects in Liberia such as the Tappita Hospital, Fendell Campus, SKD Stadium and the Ministry of Health compound.”He also acknowledged that the dedicated facilities came under the framework of the China-Africa People-to-People Friendship Action.Making remarks at the occasion President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said the gesture by the Chinese Embassy was indeed laudable as it was something she had yearned to see happen.She emphasized that the hand pump was especially important to the Jorkpen Town Market since marketers and locals had previously found it difficult to get water.Once a market woman herself, later becoming a politician and subsequently President, Madam Sirleaf said, “The hand pump is important to the marketers since water is life itself and greatly improves sanitation.  Now that light is here as well, marketers will be able to work in the evenings and then pack their goods when darkness ‘catches’ them.”She thanked the Chinese Embassy for the gesture and assured further mutuality in the relationship between China and Liberia.The Chinese Embassy’s gesture is being praised mostly by women; who constitute the highest number of sellers in the market.Most of the market women are single mothers, who take their children with them because they have no caretakers to meet the needs of their children while they sell in the market. In some instances the children help their mothers to sell the products.Some of these children are not privileged to attend school; therefore, the Liberian Marketing Association (LMA) established a school in the Jorkpen Town and Rally Town Market.The school materials provided by the Chinese Embassy complement efforts made to create educational opportunities for marketers’ children.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Many opportunities to capitalise on in oil sector – PSC

first_img…states need for entrepreneurial skills to be revisedAlthough there have been concerns over whether local companies would be able to tap into the benefits of the emerging oil and gas industry in Guyana, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) has claimed that while there might not be much locally available technical capacity and expertise, there are avenues in which local companies could offer services to this new industry.PSC Chairman Eddie Boyer said that local entrepreneurs must understand thatPSC Chairman Eddie Boyerthere was no substitute for what was required. As such, he said companies must develop the skill to understand what was required and adopt best practices to this new industry, if they were really going to benefit.While Boyer acknowledged the fact that there might be competition from neighbouring Trinidad, which is an oil and gas producer, he said given the expertise and knowledge available to local businesses, everyone could and would enjoy the fruits of the new world that was about to open up.“We need to learn about this industry as much as we can, in the little time that we have, to keep our engine of growth purring. As a caution though, we should not invest blindly because of promises of prosperity but exercise due diligence and assess the investment risks,” he cautioned while addressing an oil and gas seminar held on Tuesday at Duke Lodge.The PSC Head said a lot has already been said about the sector, and while there were certain pros and cons, within it all there were mammoth opportunities for Guyanese as a whole. He, therefore, said that it was the duty of the PSC to ensure that members were aware of these opportunities. He said, “I do not believe that we are lacking in opportunities to capitalise in this emerging industry, nor do we need to start from scratch. There are many sources of expertise out there, and just as we invest to expand our businesses, we need to become more informed on this industry, we have to get critical information so that we can make better business decisions.”Further, Boyer stressed the need for entrepreneurial skills to be revised and addressed, because he said Guyana was too accustomed to doing business in a singular manner when an industry as large and as diverse as oil and gas would require a retooling of our energies.“We need to learn from countries that have been exposed to oil and gas and understand that there is a need for acquiring the expertise required to be competitive and successful. There is the Local Content Policy and we need to make as much use of this as possible,” he added.The PSC official suggested that partnerships should be developed to collaborate with different skills sets, and to get up to speed with the skills sets that may be lacking. While noting that oil and gas operations were capital intensive and hence, out of reach for most of us financially as individuals, Boyer said collectively and through joint ventures with local and international companies, everyone could benefit tremendously.“We need to master the technologies, and understand that if we are going to succeed, we must open our vision and grasp at the numerous opportunities which are available…The Local Content Policy, which we have heard so much about, must be beneficial to both parties, the suppliers of goods and services and the recipient of goods and services,” he added.This seminar on Tuesday brought together the experience of an oil and gas expert, Cuneyt Tirmandi, a consultant of the Canadian Executive Service Organisation (CESO), with worldwide working experience, with many other notable oil and gas-related officials.With presentations from ExxonMobil and the Centre for Local Business Development, participants were informed of current operations, developments and plans for Guyana and also briefed on opportunities for the local Private Sector.To complement these presentations, the Natural Resources Ministry also made a presentation on “Opportunities for the Private Sector and the Role of the Private Sector in Securing and Maximising Local Content” with discussions centred on perspectives, concerns, and interest.last_img read more

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Pogba looking for new challenge away from Man Utd

first_imgPogba has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid or even a return to Juventus with United having failed to qualify for the Champions League next season.“For me I have been for three years in Manchester and have been doing great; some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody. Like everywhere else,” Pogba was quoted as telling reporters in Tokyo by The Guardian on Sunday.“I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else. I am thinking of this: to have a new challenge somewhere else.”Despite scoring 16 goals this season, half of which came from the penalty spot, Pogba was often criticised for his contribution under both Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as United limped to a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League.Should Pogba move on, United are likely to seek a higher fee than they spent on the 26-year-old in 2016.The summer overhaul in the transfer market at Old Trafford has already begun with the signing of Welsh winger Daniel James from Swansea for an initial £15 million ($19 million) fee this week.The Red Devils have also been linked with bids for defenders Harry Maguire and Issa Diop and Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paul Pogba is seeking a fresh challenge away from Manchester United © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 16 – Paul Pogba has given a strong indication that he wants to leave Manchester United this summer to seek a “new challenge”.The French World Cup winner rejoined United from Juventus for a then world record £89 million fee three years ago, but has largely failed to live up to expectations.last_img read more

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Gerard Pique defends his role in strange Antoine Griezmann transfer video

first_img 2 Griezmann in the documentary Atletico Madird’s star man pledged his future to the club right at the end of the 50-minute documentary.And while Griezmann received plenty of criticism, Pique also felt the wrath of angry Barca fans.The verteran defender’s company helped produce the video and many Catalans believe he was involved in Griezmann’s decision.Pique has been forced to respond, insisting he only agreed to help create the video because he thought it might bring Griezmann to the Nou Camp.He said: “I’m surprised by the reaction of the people of Barcelona, who doubt my commitment and love I have for this club.“It is very surprising. It’s one of my companies (which produced the video) but the idea is several weeks old.“I spoke with Griezmann. He told me there was a possibility he would go to Barcelona. I told him we were going to film, that it would be very good content for people to see from the inside how such a decision is made. “From there I obviously moved away. Yesterday morning I was called to tell me that the show would be broadcast in the evening. Finally, he said he was staying. It’s like that: he stays.“I don’t give any advice. I only put cameras there so that we knew what was happening.“When I knew things, I told people at the club. There have not been two versions of the end (of the video) recorded.“I don’t know who said that. It’s a new concept and the novelties are always being debated.“It’s good that people feel close to the player. Finally, he does not come but other players will come… I did not betray Barca.” 2 Gerard Pique has responded to critics who claimed he betrayed his beloved Barcelona by helping to produce Antoine Griezmann’s Nou Camp snub video.The Frenchman had been heavily linked with an £88million move to the Catalans this summer and ended the speculation in a bizarre Spanish TV special. Pique has defended his involvement in the video last_img read more

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MEET ME IN ST LOUIS! COLÁISTE AILIGH STUDENTS ON EASTER TRIP TO STATES

first_imgOn Easter Sunday 14 lucky Coláiste Ailigh Transition Year students will fly off to St Louis as part of an exchange program that’s in its tenth year.The seven girls will spend three weeks attending Villa Duchesne and St Joseph’s Academy which are all girls private schools whilst the boys will attend Priory College and Desmet High school.It’s a fantastic opportunity for the students and one of the main highlights of their transition Year program. The exchange program is jointly organised by Coláiste Ailigh and the Donegal Friends of St Louis who have been promoting economic, cultural, tourist and educational links between the two counties since 1992. MEET ME IN ST LOUIS! COLÁISTE AILIGH STUDENTS ON EASTER TRIP TO STATES was last modified: March 27th, 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:Colaiste AilighSt LouisTransiition YearTriplast_img read more

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Vipers SC signs Rashid Toha from Onduparaka FC

first_imgToha possess for a picture after sealing the move to Vipers on Friday. (PHOTO/Vipers SC)KITENDE – Vipers SC have completed the signing of Onduparaka FC captain Rashiid Toha for an undisclosed fee.The lanky defender has put pen to paper on a three-year deal that will see him feature for the venoms until 2022.The Venoms confirmed Toha’s signing via their official website on Friday, July 12th 2019.“Toha officially became a Venom after penning down a three-year deal ending his four-year relationship with the Caterpillars,” reads a statement on Viper’s website.The 21-year-old central defender by default, has been at Onduparaka since 2014 and was instrumental for the Caterpillars as they gained promotion to the top tier in 2016.After Muhammad Shaban departed for KCCA FC in 2018, Toha was named captain a role he has executed up until his departure.Toha became Onduparaka captain in 2018. (PHOTO/File)Upon signing for Vipers SC on Friday, Toha expressed his delight to be joining a ‘wonderful club’.“I am excited to join this wonderful club, this is a huge stride in my career. I am ambitious and focused on winning titles here at Vipers,” said Toha.The former Onduparaka skipper added; “This is the right place for me to be after many years at my former club, it is a really good feeling.”Vipers struggled with defensive options last season as many of their starters were sidelined for huge spells and the arrival of Toha will be a welcome boost to the Venoms’ fraternity as they bid to dethrone reigning StarTimes Uganda Premier League champions, KCCA FC.He becomes the fourth signing for the club after the arrival of Paul Willa, Siraje Ssentamu and Allan Kayiwa in the offseason.Player Profile:Names: Rashid TohaD.o.B: 9-Oct- 1998Height: 6’6 ftPosition: Center backNationality: UgandanFormer clubs: Onduparaka FC 2014- 2019.Comments Tags: Allan KayiwaKCCA FCmuhammad shabanonduparaka fcPaul WillaRashid TohaSiraje SsentamuStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguevipers sclast_img read more

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Uganda Cranes departs for Kenya ahead of international friendly

first_img Tags: allan kyambaddeEmmanuel OkwiInternational FriendlyKenyaKhalid AuchoKizito Luwaggatadeo lwangaTimothy AwanyUganda Cranes The Cranes will take on Kenya on Sunday.International FriendlyKenya vs UgandaMoi International Stadium, KasaraniSunday, 08-09-2019 @4pmThe Uganda Cranes have on Friday morning departed for Kenya ahead of their International friendly game against the Harambe Stars on Sunday afternoon.A contingent of 30 personnel including 18 players and 12 officials flew out of the country at 6am via Uganda Airlines.With captain Denis Onyango absent from the trip, it was confirmed that Emmanuel Okwi will captain the team and deputized by defender Timothy Awany. The other foreign-based players on the team are Khalid Aucho, Allan Kyambadde, Tadeo Lwanga and Kizito Luwagga.The local-based players trained on Thursday morning at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo in preparation for the game.Cranes delegation that has traveled on Friday morningJoel Mutakubwa, Charles Lukwago (Goalkeepers), Emmanuel Okwi, Khalid Aucho, Tadeo Lwanga, Kizito Luwagga, Timothy Awanyi,Paul Willa, Mustafa Kizza, John Revita, Allan Kayiwa, Allan Okello, Fahad Bayo, Muzamir Mutyaba, Mustapha Mujjuzi, Halid Lwaliwa, Paul Mucureezi, Bright AnukaniOfficialsLeader of Delegation: Rasoul ArigaFUFA Delegates: Joseph Mwanje & Julius ByamukamaFUFA Staff: Sadam BulegaAdvance party head: Paul MukatabalaInterim Head coach: Abdallah MubiruAssistant coach: Livingstone MbabaziTeam Coordinator: Geoffrey MassaDoctor: Emmanuel NakabagoEquipment Officer: Frank BumpenjjeGoalkeeping coach: Sadiq WassaMedia: Abu ZikusokaComments last_img read more

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Minister McHugh launches new Irish learning app in Gaoth Dobhair

first_imgGaeltacht Minister Joe McHugh yesterday launched a new Irish language app with dialect-specific learning tools.The Government Chief Whip and Minister for the Gaeltacht visited the Muintearas Office in Gaoth Dobhair to launch the new “Aibítear na nAinmhithe agus na nÉan,” a free App of animals and birds, developed for primary school children.Minister McHugh,“This is a great opportunity for children to learn the Irish phonetics in an entertaining and fun way. I am delighted that my Department were in a position to assist and support in the development of this fantastic learning tool, and I would encourage both schools and parents to use this new interactive and educational App.” The launch came just before Safer Internet Day 2018, which is today, Tuesday 6th of February, where the aim is to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.This App is now available through free download in the ‘App Store’ on an iPhone or ‘Google Play Store” on a Samsung, by inputting “Aibítear Mhuintearais.”Minister McHugh launches new Irish learning app in Gaoth Dobhair was last modified: February 6th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Aibítear MhuintearaisAppGaoth DobhairMinister Joe McHughlast_img read more

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Terry bullish about Chelsea’s second-leg chances

first_imgChelsea captain John Terry insisted his team are capable of securing the result they need in Barcelona to reach the Champions League final.Didier Drogba’s goal gave the Blues a 1-0 lead to take into next week’s second leg – and Terry says they will not be intimidated by Pep Guardiola’s star-studded side.“It will be tough in the second leg. They had a lot of chances and quite clearly they will have opportunities there,” Terry told ITV.“But we are not in awe of them. We respect them, but another performance like that and we’ll be okay.”Reflecting on their first-leg display, Terry said: “It will go down as one of our best performances.“We had to be very patient. They had a lot of the ball early on and the midfielders had to work very hard and Didier was on his own up front.“He was incredible. He was up there against some of the best in the world on his own, but he holds it up and makes us play. That’s what he’s all about.”See also: Drogba strikes to give Chelsea first-leg victory over BarcaDrogba: We learnt the lessons of 2009Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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