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Lone high school player Gozum overwhelmed in presence of Gilas stars

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIn the company of the best basketball players in the country, Will Gozum was left in awe in the company of the best basketball players in the country on Monday at Meralco Gym.“I was starstruck,” Gozum said in Filipino after working out with the big names like Troy Rosario, Japeth Aguilar, Mac Belo, and Carl Bryan Cruz.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina NCAA football: Arellano books finals slot, San Beda stays alive LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 “I’m still feeling my way with the plays, trying to figure it out because they already have a smooth transition. I’m just trying to keep up and it’s exhausting.”But the lone high school player to attend the resumption of the Gilas Pilipinas practices rightfully deserved his spot thanks to all of his efforts this past season.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 folkGozum, who was named NCAA Season 93 MVP after averaging 13.8 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.6 blocks for Mapua High School, has emerged as one of the most promising big men in the country. And that piqued the interest of coach Chot Reyes, who included the 18-year-old bruiser in his “23-for-23” list.Despite all of his efforts, Gozum admitted he was still caught by surprise with the call-up for a chance to represent the Philippines again after suiting up in the 2015 Fiba Asia Under-16 Championship in Indonesia. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I was so happy. I immediately told my parents that I’m back at Gilas and I won’t waste this chance. Coach Chot invited me to come here and that alone is already an honor for me. I just promise that I’ll give my best and hopefully, I get picked,” he said.Now comes the hard part for the 6-foot-6 center as he tests his mettle against Gilas mainstays like June Mar Fajardo, Calvin Abueva, and Raymond Almazan weekly — a challenge that he’s more than ready to face.“Coach Chot said that what Gilas needs are players with high basketball IQ. You can’t make the same mistakes over and over again, and I realized that I have to learn from the others who are doing it right,” he said.“As a high school player, I know that what I’m working on isn’t enough so I’m motivating myself to reach the same level as to that of my teammates here who are already in college.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Fort St. John Flyers facing Sr. Canucks in first round of the NPHL playoffs

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Senior Flyers have announced their schedule for the upcoming 2016-2017 NPHL playoff quarter finals.The Flyers finished first in the NPHL West Division, and will be playing against the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks during the first round. The Flyers went 5-1 against the Senior Canucks during the regular season, including a 6-0 victory during their most recent meeting on Thursday night.The Flyers will be hosting the Senior Canucks at the North Peace Arena on Tuesday, January 31st. Puck drops at 8:30 p.m. The full best-of-seven playoff series schedule can be found below. Home games are in BOLD. Start time for all games is 8:30 p.m.Game 1: Tue. Jan 31st Canucks at FlyersGame 2: Thu. Feb 2nd FSJ Flyers at CanucksGame 3: Sat. Feb 4th Canucks at FlyersGame 4: Tue. Feb 7th Flyers at CanucksGame 5: Thu. Feb 9th Canucks at Flyers* Game 6: Sat. Feb 11th Flyers at Canucks*Game 7: Tue. Feb 14th Canucks at Flyers** if necessary- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Two lucky winners to watch FIFA World Cup live, thanks to KCB Bank

first_imgTo be eligible, KCB customers will only be required to acquire and frequently use any of the tier-one leader’s Cards.Apart from the coveted grand prize, KCB will also be rewarding customers with cash prizes during the campaign. At least 80 lucky customers will take home Sh5,000 each for using their KCB Cards.Commenting about the campaign, KCB Group Marketing and Communications Director Angela Mwirigi said the main aim of the campaign is to remind customers of the numerous KCB Cards benefits which have frequently been underutilized.“All customers are included in this campaign. But over and above this we are saying, we not only want to reward our customers but educate each and every one of them that any KCB Card has so much to offer beyond withdrawing money at the ATM. It is time we ensure that our customers enjoy all the benefits,” Mwirigi said.KCB Debit Card benefits include access to establishments countrywide and over 24 million outlets worldwide such as restaurants, supermarkets, hospitals, petrol stations etc. Customers can also withdraw at any Visa branded ATM worldwide apart from KCB ATMs.“Also, payment for goods and services at point of sale is free and can be conveniently used anywhere you see VISA sign,” Mwirigi added.The campaign also aims at enlightening customers on the benefits of using KCB Credit cards. Some of the existing key benefits include the KCB Simba Points which are earned every time you transact with your credit, debit or pre-paid card.The points are redeemed to reward customers with great discounts on travel, shopping, movies among others.KCB Bank has also established strong partnerships with numerous business segments including supermarkets, hotels, airlines etc. where customers using their KCB Cards get discounts of up to 35%.KCB Bank has developed various credit cards to fit diverse customer needs. They include Platinum Card, Gold Card and Classic Card.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Two lucky winners will earn a full sponsorship from KCB Bank in conjunction with Visa to watch live the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 21 – Two lucky winners will earn a full sponsorship from KCB Bank in conjunction with Visa to watch live the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The campaign which ends on April 30, gives any KCB Visa Card user a chance to win the grand prize of the trip to the World Cup which kicks-off in June 14 with hosts Russia opening the prestigious tournament against Saudi Arabia.last_img read more

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Donegal company launch Ireland’s first National Retail Apprenticeship Programme

first_imgDonegal based Retail Ireland Skillnet, the Ibec group that develops and delivers training and education programmes for those employed in the retail sector, has launched Ireland’s first national apprenticeship programme for the sector.Over a three-year period, Retail Ireland Skillnet collaborated with leading national and international retailers and work-based learning experts to ensure the programme addresses the skill requirements of the ever-changing retail sector.Speaking at the launch, Programme Director, Dr. Oran Doherty said retailers have recognised that in order to compete successfully in a knowledge economy, they need to continuously invest in their most important asset – their people. He said “The two-year Level 6 programme is targeted at existing retail employees who aspire to be retail leaders. The apprenticeship has been extremely well received by industry with over forty retailers from a wide range of subsectors including fashion, pharmacy, homeware, DIY, food, department stores and convenience stores currently participating on the programme.“The Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision commenced in October 2019, with over 100 apprentices from 24 counties around Ireland attending class in either Dublin or Galway”.Based in the Colab in Letterkenny, Retail Ireland Skillnet are widely recognised as leaders in the design and delivery of work-based training and education programmes for the Irish retail sector.Retail Ireland Skillnet has over the last twenty years delivered bespoke training to over 14,000 people working in the retail sector. According to Sean Carlin, founder and Manager of Retail Ireland Skillnet, “the launch of the Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision is a game-changer in professionalising the retail sector. It provides retailers with an opportunity to attract and retain talented individuals, while helping further define clear retail career paths.There are a number of reasons why multiple and independent retailers nationwide have responded positively to the programme. Namely, there are no registration fees for an employer or apprentice wishing to enrol on the programme.In addition, there is minimal disruption to the workplace as the Apprentice is only required to attend classroom-based learning 24 days per year which are delivered in two-three #day blocks. Furthermore, the Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision addresses the practical opportunities and challenges currently impacting the Irish retail sector”.The Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision is primarily targeting existing retail employees who have been identified as future managers. Retail Ireland Skillnet can only take applications for the Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision from retailers. School leavers and career-switchers interested in enrolling on this programme should secure retail employment with a retailer willing to sponsor them over the two years.The programme commences annually with registrations for September 2020 accepted from retailers from January 2020. To find out more about the Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision, visit www.retailirelandskillnet.com or contact the Retail Ireland Skillnet Team on 074 9176853. Donegal company launch Ireland’s first National Retail Apprenticeship Programme was last modified: November 25th, 2019 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:donegalletterkennySkillnetlast_img read more

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SISTER SARA’S: THE ONLY VENUE APART FROM CROKER TO WATCH THE BIG GAME LIVE

first_imgThe county is buzzing with anticipation ahead of Donegal’s All-Ireland SFC final against Kerry, and while ‘Nothing Beats Being There’, if you can’t get a ticket, Sister Sara’s is the venue for you.With fantastic 50″ HD Plasma TV’s located all over the bar, and with HD sound, it will feel like you’re actually in Croke Park.Great drink promotions are available throughout the day and both games will also be shown live outside in the beer garden. To warm you up for the big game, we’ve an All-Star line-up of entertainment to get you in the mood.ELDORADO will have you hopping on Friday night, while our resident DJ Marty Curran will get you in the mood with a pre-match disco on Saturday night.Everybody associated with Sister Sara’s would like to wish both Declan and the minor team all the best and Jim and the senior team all the best on an historic occasion for Donegal GAA.Tir Chonaill Abú! SISTER SARA’S: THE ONLY VENUE APART FROM CROKER TO WATCH THE BIG GAME LIVE was last modified: September 19th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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Sport strikes it big at high schools

first_img The bowling industry made a strategic decision to expand high school interest, pooling its time and money to help schools launch intramural programs. Bowling centers, meanwhile, have added teen-friendly events such as glow-in-the-dark bowling and dance-club environments. And to foster interest among younger students, the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America offers gym teachers in-school bowling kits with plastic balls, pins and 20-foot-long carpet that have arrows for aiming points, just like real lanes. To change the image of the sport, bowling operators are tinkering with their terminology. Most don’t run bowling “alleys” anymore. Owners think “centers” or “houses” sound nicer. “Bowling has traditionally been centered around leagues, and they’re going by the wayside,” said Pam Long, youth director for the proprietors’ association. “So proprietors are starting to see that if they don’t do something there, their bowlers are going to leave them.” Most high school bowlers don’t compete in other sports, which is another reason for its growing popularity, said Jeanne Klescewski, director of high school and collegiate efforts at the United States Bowling Congress. “You don’t have to be one of the elite bowling athletes to make the high school team,” she said. “It’s a sport in which it’s easier to develop. You may not have the height for basketball. You may not have the solid build for football. But bowling is a brain game.” Most bowlers scoff at the notion that their sport is not demanding. Just ask Nikki Formica, a first-year member of her school’s bowling team, about what goes through her mind when she looks down the alley. “Your feet have to be in the right spot. You have to take the right amount of steps. Your arm has to go up at the exact right time. You have to bend a certain amount. But you can’t think about any of that,” she warns. “You just have to think about your mark. That’s what I’m working on.” By contrast, Shaun Haas, a veteran of the lanes at 17, said bowling’s appeal is its simplicity. “I play football, too, and there’s so much pressure on you,” he said. “You have to make your block, you have to run through the right hole, you have to tackle the guy before he makes a touchdown. But here, it’s just like, you throw a ball down the lane. It’s fun.” Like most athletes who earn varsity letters, bowlers don’t just want to play. They want to win. And, like in so many sports, students looking for an edge can spend hundreds of dollars on gear. At Twin Valley, it’s not unusual for competitive bowlers to own at least three bowling balls for different shots – one for straight shots, one that has a heavy hook, and one that doesn’t hook as much if lanes are more dry than oily. Students use luggage carts with wheels to haul these bowling balls to competitions, looking like a pack of travelers heading to the airport. And shoes. Loaner pairs are available at bowling centers, but serious competitors buy their own footwear with changeable heels and soles for varying lane conditions. “It isn’t just to go out and have fun,” said Kevin Raquet, athletic director for the Twin Valley School District. “If you’re coming out, you better expect to be competitive, work hard and be ready to go on match day. If all you want to do is goof off, you won’t make the team.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! READING, Pa. – It’s practice time, and the high school students vying for a spot on the varsity squad aren’t at the gym. The action is down at the Bowl-O-Rama. The boys and girls from Twin Valley High School in southeastern Pennsylvania set up at their usual lanes, surrounded by teams from rival schools. This is a family bowling center, but the students have taken it over, scattering the pins in a series of loud, clattering crashes. “I’ll be doing this the rest of my life,” said Lindsey Bitler, 16, co-captain of the girls’ team at Twin Valley, after nailing a strike. “I love it that much.” Bowling is hot in high schools, belying its stereotype as a pastime of beer leagues and smoky alleys. In fact, for boys and girls, no varsity sport is growing faster. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Bowling posted the most gains in 2004-05, in both the number of players and the number of schools adding teams, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. Still, football remains the king of sports among boys, with more than 1 million high school players. For girls, the top sport is basketball, with more than 450,000 suiting up each season. By comparison, bowling has just under 40,000 boys and girls combined. Yet 16 states now recognize bowling as a varsity sport, a fourfold increase since 1999. And most other states have club-level bowling or plan to start bowling soon. “It’s a big deal in these schools,” said Sue Hinrichsen, assistant executive director of the Illinois High School Association. “It’s just as big as other sports. I’ve draped enough medals around these kids to see the emotion, to see the impact it really has for kids to achieve their goals.” Beyond becoming more accessible, bowling is growing more acceptable – even cool. last_img read more

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Ram Vilas Paswan slams Lalu for claiming ‘innocence’ in media in fodder scam case

first_imgUnion Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday slammed RJD chief Lalu Prasad for talking to media about his “innocence” in the fodder scam even as a CBI court was due to deliver its judgement in the case. The special CBI court in Ranchi will pronounce its verdict at 3 p.m. in the fodder scam case in which Mr. Prasad, a former Bihar chief minister and Union minister, is an accused.“Whether he is acquitted or convicted, is for the court to decide. We do comment on it, but he is lecturing on the TV since morning even though the judgement is yet to be delivered,” Mr. Paswan told reporters here.Mr. Paswan, the chief of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), an NDA ally, also hit out at Mr. Prasad alleging his involvement in corruption as Union Railway minister. “He used to be a big-shot in the Railways but what did he do there? He just made (money),” the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution alleged.Mr. Paswan, 71, congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah for the party’s “crucial” victory in the just-held Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections and predicted the NDA’s win in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.“There will be no Opposition in 2019 because they have no issues. What will (Congress president) Rahul Gandhi tell about his party’s achievements in 2019,” he asked. He also claimed that unity among all Opposition parties for the 2019 elections was an “impossibility”, saying they cannot come together “even in seven lives”. “The Congress protests alone in Parliament and no other party from the Opposition joins them. Those who cannot unite in Parliament, cannot do so outside it,” he added. Talking about his party, Mr. Paswan said the national executive of the LJP will be held in Delhi on March 11 next year. He said the LJP has been able to increase its membership to 50 lakh, and aims to have one crore members.last_img read more

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Suicide by Dhule farmer: Probe panel recommends FIR against three

first_imgA one-member committee of ex-district judge Shyam Darne formed by the State government to probe allegations of inadequate compensation to a farmer from Dhule, Dharma Patil who committed suicide outside Mantralaya in January 2018, has found irregularities on the part of the then local land acquisition official, local tehsil officer and local mediator. Patil, 84, was seeking compensation equal to that of his neighbour after their lands were acquired for the power project in Vikharan village of Dhule district. Pune-based lawyer Asim Sarode, along with others, had approached the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) over the Patil’s death. The Darne committee report submitted to the SHRC has recommended filing of FIR against the then land acquisition officer Pratibha Sapkale, the then tehsildar Rohidas Khairnar and mediator Dattatreya Desale for ‘fabrication of false documents and cheating the government land acquiring body’. It has also recommended disciplinary proceedings against the government officials.Pointing out delays and irregularities from the level of land acquisition officer to the Collector’s office, the report said, “He was feeling aggrieved only because he got less compensation, Rs four lakh, whereas the adjoining land owners got huge compensation little less than 2 crore.” It said that cases need to be filed against the above mentioned individuals, “so that police can find out after investigation in how many cases such huge amount was granted by the land acquisition officers and Desale as an agent earned huge amount cheating the government”. The report however termed the suicide of Dharma Patil as a “mystery”, since he was neither mentally disturbed nor was there any reason for him to come prepared to Mantralaya with poison. “Dharma Patil had constantly raised objections regarding less compensation granted to him and he also had filed complaints with the Dhule district collectorate, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, and Power and Tourism ministry. But unfortunately nobody gave him proper response. It made him nervous and mentally stressed. All these circumstances compelled Dharma Patil to end his life by consuming poison in Mantralaya premises,” said Mr. Sarode. “His family members were detained by the police when CM was to visit Dhule on his Mahajanadesh Yatra. This is another violation of human rights,” he said, adding that despite directions from the SHRC, the Power ministry has not even bothered to submit its reply. The next hearing of the case is on November 5.last_img read more

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More Stars Named For Comedy Night

first_imgVoice For The Animals Foundation (VFTS) presents “Wait Wait…Don’t Kill Me 2!,” a night of unforgettable comedy and entertainment that will hilariously take on the year in animal news, views and other topical animal events.Crain Ferguson (The Craig Ferguson Show), Whitney Cummings (Unforgettable) and Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) join Emmy and Tony-winning, Academy Award-nominated actress and animal advocate Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie) and her co-star June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie) among other comedic guests to bring the laughs to “Wait Wait…Don’t Kill Me 2!,”loosely inspired by NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!.” This annual fundraiser, hosted by actor Paul Scheer (The League), will take place Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at the Broad Stage Theatre in Santa Monica. All proceeds will support VFTA as they continue their fight for creating respect and empathy for animals through education, rescue, legislation and advocacy.Said Melya Kaplan, Executive Director of VFTA, “We are grateful to our returning all-star cast with Lily Tomlin, June Diane Raphael, Whitney Cummings, Casey Wilson, Craig Ferguson and Paul Scheer as host. It brings together some of funniest people on earth to raise money to help the Voice For The Animals Foundation (VFTA) continue their fight to give a voice to the animals. It is a fun evening of hilarity and I hope the public will join our efforts to take care of our animals.”The evening will begin with a star-studded VIP (Vegan Important People) Reception and red carpet followed by the “Wait Wait…Don’t Kill Me 2!” comedy program.To purchase tickets ($50-100), go to Eventbrite.com. For more information about the Voice For The Animals Foundation, please visit vftafoundation.org. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michael Stevens, (310) 890-9182.last_img read more

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Ontario provides 2 million for regional youth unit in support of Attawapiskat

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Ontario government said it would be providing $2 million to fund a Youth Regional Coordination Unit for the Mushkegowuk Council, which includes Attawapiskat as one of its seven member First Nations from the province’s James Bay region.Ontario’s Minister of Health Eric Hoskins issued a statement announcing the funding following a visit Wednesday to Attawapiskat, a fly-in Cree First Nation currently in the grip of a suicide crisis after recording 11 suicide attempts in a 24-hour period on Saturday.The statement said the unit would start deploying Wednesday through the province’s Emergency Medical Assistance Team (EMAT)The statement said the money would go toward additional emergency health care personnel and support staff to help Attawapiskat through its crisis. The statement said the deployment would provide 24-7 mental health support along with evening and night nursing clinical support. The staff would also include four psychological health workers, five nurses, two security staff, one communications officer and one incident manager.“This is a very tragic situation and our hearts go out to the people and families affected,” said Hoskins, in the statement. “Ontario is strongly committed to working together with the Attawapiskat community and with First Nations in Ontario alongside our federal partners.”The statement said the province decide to provide the emergency funding following an assessment by its EMAT unit.The Ontario government and Attawapiskat’s administration also plan to hold a forum to hash out a long-term plan to support the Cree First Nation “to ensure the people of Attawapiskat—particularly youth—feel safe, respected and supported.”new@aptn.ca@APTNNewslast_img read more

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