Ebondo ‘honored’ to possibly play for Gilas in Fiba Asia Champions Cup

first_img“We’re still checking out with Bright because of his eligibility and it might affect his UAAP residence so we brought in Rod Ebondo,” said Reyes. Akhuetie is currently serving his residency with University of the Philippines and his inclusion in Gilas for the Fiba Asia Champions Cup might jeopardize his chance to play in the UAAP for the Fighting Maroons. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogEbondo, meanwhile, is making most of the opportunity given to him to play for the Philippines in some capacity. “It’s a big honor for me and I’ll just take advantage of this opportunity and play harder and bring the best for the team,” said Ebondo. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes has tapped Centro Escolar U big man Rodrigue Ebondo as a possible addition to the team that will play in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup in case Bright Akhuetie isn’t allowed to suit up. Ebondo practiced with the nationals on Thursday along with Akhuetie, Isaiah Austin and other new faces who are helping out Gilas prapare for the upcoming club tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Austin relishes second basketball life as part of Gilas View comments A costly, catty dispute finally settled OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Break new ground MOST READ The tournament will be from September 22 to 30 in Chenzhou, China.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winning startlast_img read more

W/Africa at Highest Risk of Bat-to-Human Virus Spread, Study Finds

first_imgSub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia are most at risk from bat viruses jumping to humans and causing new diseases that could lead to deadly outbreaks, scientists warned Tuesday.Approximately 60 to 75 percent of emerging infectious diseases are so-called “zoonotic events” — where animal diseases jump into people — and bats in particular are known to carry many zoonotic viruses.The tiny animals are the suspected origin of rabies, Ebola, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and possibly MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), and could cause other as-yet-unknown epidemics in the future.Scientists at University College London (UCL), the Zoological Society of London and Edinburgh University looked to map out the highest-risk areas by using a variety of factors including large numbers of bat viruses found locally, increasing population pressure, and hunting bats for bushmeat.West Africa LeadsKate Jones, UCL’s chair of ecology and biodiversity, said her team first created risk maps for each variable and found, for example, that in mapping for potential human-bat contact, sub-Saharan Africa was a hotspot, while for diversity of bat viruses, South America was at most risk.“By combining the separate maps, we’ve created the first global picture of the overall risks of bat viruses infecting humans in different regions,” she said.The work was published in journal The American Naturalist.The research, using data published between 1900 and 2013, found that West Africa — the epicenter of the recent Ebola outbreak — is at highest risk for zoonotic bat viruses.The wider sub-Saharan Africa region, as well as South East Asia, was also found to be hotspots.Liam Brierley, a PhD student at Edinburgh University who worked with Jones, said the risk of bat-to-human virus transmission is being driven higher by large and increasing populations of people and livestock expanding into wild areas such as forests.“People in these areas may also hunt bats for bush meat, unaware of the risks of transmissible diseases which can occur through touching body fluids and raw meat of bats,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UCLA basketball notes: These Bruins do not care to share

first_imgPULLMAN, Wash. – UCLA climbed to the top of the Pacific-10 Conference standings and second in the national rankings by being unselfish, not to mention talented, but the Bruins do not plan on sharing this weekend. Although a share for the Pac-10 title is already clinched, UCLA has no designs on leaving the state of Washington with only a piece of the crown. Instead, the Bruins want their 29th conference title to be theirs – and only theirs – and will do so with one more win. Hollins played the best basketball of his career in his final two months, and now junior center Lorenzo Mata wants to have the same type of impact. He is averaging 10.5 points and five rebounds in his past four games. “Hopefully, I can have that type of impact,” Mata said. “I talked to Ryan Hollins (Monday) night. I just have to have confidence and believe.” Also: UCLA already secured the Pac-10’s top seed for next week’s tournament at Staples Center by virtue of a tie-breaker advantage over the Cougars. & Of UCLA’s 28conference titles, 26 were won outright. By contrast, Washington State won two conference titles, both outright, in 1917 and 1941. & Afflalo and point guard Darren Collison were selected first-team All-District 15 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The first opportunity comes tonight when the Bruins visit No. 13 Washington State, which is in second place. “You don’t play to tie,” UCLA junior guard Arron Afflalo said. “You play for the conference title, to win it by yourself.” center_img The Bruins won the title last year by defeating Stanford on the regular season’s final day. A loss to the Cougars would mean UCLA (25-3, 14-2 Pac-10) would either have to win Saturday at Washington, or Washington State (23-5, 12-4) would have to lose to USC. Washington State can claim a share of the league title if UCLA loses both games and the Cougars beat the Trojans. “We don’t want to play to tie,” UCLA sophomore wing Josh Shipp said. “That’s not our goal. Our goal is to win championships, so that’s what we plan on doing.” Mata on move: Arron Afflalo and Jordan Farmar were the driving forces behind UCLA’s run to the Final Four last season, but the play of center Ryan Hollins was a key ingredient. last_img read more

‘We should have been smoking cigars’: Mourinho

first_imgUnited were 3-0 up before half-time at a freezing Vicarage Road thanks to Ashley Young’s double and a goal from Anthony Martial.But after the break the Hornets struck twice through substitute Troy Deeney’s penalty and Abdoulaye Doucoure before United’s Jesse Lingard finally put the result beyond doubt four minutes from time.United’s victory came after two successive away defeats and left Mourinho’s second-placed side five points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, who are at home to Southampton on Wednesday.But there was no hiding Mourinho’s frustration when he said: “The second half should have been five or 6-0, it was easier to score than the first.“It was an easy match to win comfortably. At 3-2 the game is in the balance then Jesse Lingard had the initiative to kill the game.“Both him and Ashley Young scored great goals. We missed 4-0 with some actions and Romelu Lukaku had an open goal, Paul Pogba had a free header too…We should be smoking cigars but then were in trouble.”Mourinho said Matic’s exit had helped turned what look like a comfortable win into a tougher battle.“We lost stability when Nemanja Matic had to come out but the important thing is the three points,” the former Chelsea manager explained. “I saw happiness from the team and played with a free mind.“Last season I learned what Ashley Young can be, he gives stability in his performances and this season he is playing more regularly.“He has the spirit and experience we need, today he also had the talent to score two beautiful goals.”Mourinho added: “For Matic to tell me he wants to be replaced, he does not do that if it is nothing important. It is muscular.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, pictured on November 25, 2017, expressed frustration that his team allowed Watford to catch up in what he says should have been “an easy match to win comfortably” © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFWATFORD, United Kingdom, Nov 29 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his side ought to have been “smoking cigars” after they made hard work of an eventual 4-2 win away to Watford on Tuesday.But the Portuguese boss said his side had “lost stability” when midfielder Nemanja Matic went off early in the second half with a “muscular” injury.last_img read more

Body of missing fisherman found on the Peace River

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The body of Aaron Kingma has been found in the Peace River.On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP were called to a location near the Peace Canyon Bridge after reports that a male had fallen into the river. Local emergency crews immediately started the search with help from North Peace Search and Rescue.Aaron Kingma’s wife, Andrea shared on social media that the body of her husband was found this week.  The body was found by a local family fishing on the Peace River.  The exact location has not been shared.  Andrea’s post goes onto say “RCMP and our family have identified him and we are now able to start the process of making arrangements to lay him to rest. Thank you for all your love and support to our family during this time. Also, thank you for sharing my plea for help in finding him. We are grateful.”- Advertisement – Kingma had been working in the Hudson’s Hope area and had gone fishing with two other friends when he went missing.last_img read more

More drivers hit the freeway before 6 a.m.

first_imgJammed by growing traffic congestion, motorists across the country – particularly in Los Angeles County and city – are leaving home earlier and earlier just to try to beat the rush and get to work on time. In ever-lengthening commutes, last year one out of every eight drivers said they left for work every day by 6 a.m. – up from just one in nine six years ago, according to new census data released today. In Los Angeles County, where one out of every eight commuters already left for work before 6 a.m. in 2000, the number rose to one in seven as congestion grew from 3.7 million drivers to 4.2 million. Within the city, the trend was the same: While almost one in 10 hit the freeways before 6 a.m. in 2000, the number rose to one in 8.4 last year. “It’s a mechanism to try to escape congestion,” he said. In Los Angeles, executives may try to minimize time on the road by getting up early, while many companies offer flexible schedules to encourage workers to get to the watercooler hours earlier. “There’s a lot of lifestyle choice in travel behavior,” Moore said. The census data also included a host of data on immigration, housing, education and employment. Among the highlights: Massachusetts led all states in college graduates, with 37 percent of adults 25 and older holding at least a bachelor’s degree. West Virginia came in last with 16.5 percent. Mississippi led all states in high-school dropouts, with 22.1 percent of adults 25 and older not graduating from high school. Minnesota was at the other end, with only 9.3 percent. California led the nation in immigrants, at 27 percent of the state’s population, and in people who spoke a foreign language at home, at 43 percent. West Virginia had the smallest share of immigrants, at 1.2 percent. It also had the smallest share of people speaking a foreign language at home, at 2.3 percent. New York residents had the longest average commuting time to work at nearly 31 minutes, while North Dakota had the shortest, at 15.5 minutes. More Americans are working later in life. In 2006, 23.2 percent of people age 65 to 74 were still in the labor force – either working or looking for work – up from 19.6 percent in 2000. Fewer households consist of a married couple with children – 21.6 percent in 2006, down from 23.5 percent in 2000.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Men last year in Los Angeles also were more likely to be out the door at dawn: almost one in seven in the city and one per 5.5 in the county. Known as “commuting creep,” the trend is changing the lives of tens of millions of Americans and affects everything from the breakfast-food industry to television viewership trends. Tim Lomax, a research engineer with the Texas Transportation Institute, a research agency in College Station, Texas, said research suggests civic involvement is down in suburbs where workers have long commutes. “After a long commute, people are less interested in going to a city council or Parent-Teacher-Association meeting,” Lomax said. “(Commutes) mean time away from family and time in a stressful environment, which results in a toll on people.” James Moore, a professor in the University of Southern California’s School of Policy Planning and Development, said the higher rate of Los Angeles commuters hitting the freeways early is a measure of the region’s jammed freeways. last_img read more

Ronald Koeman identifies Southampton’s weakest point

first_imgRonald Koeman believes Southampton’s opponents now relish playing them because of a perceived defensive frailty.On Saturday they host Tottenham, whose head coach is Koeman’s predecessor at Southampton Mauricio Pochettino, after a run of five fixtures without victory in which they have conceded 12 goals.The Dutchman attempted to arrest his team’s declining form by adopting a more defensive shape last week at Crystal Palace where they lost 1-0, a result which followed a 1-1 draw with 20th-placed Aston Villa, a 6-1 home defeat by Liverpool and a 3-1 reverse at Manchester City.They have recently appeared far from the defensively-sound team they were under Pochettino, and Koeman is concerned that rival teams are now optimistic about facing them.“I think we are struggling in scoring goals, I think our opponents see in us mistakes defensively,” Koeman said.“The whole team performance, every individual performance of the players, is a little bit lower than what we expect, and what we can show.“As a manager you have always pressure. You know what can happen.“Of course, we speak, we have good training sessions, but everybody needs to realise that we play for a lot this Saturday and we have to improve.“Maybe (there is) some lack of confidence, but still we can play good football, still we create chances. The productivity is not good enough.” 1 Ronald Koeman last_img read more


first_imgPeil na mBan / LadiesOur U-14 Girls have got off to a flying start with great victories against Dungloe on Monday 10th in Dungloe and Ard a’ Ratha in the Banks on Thursday 13th. Their next outing is on Thursday 20th at home to Naomh Columba, time to be confirmed. Keep an eye out on ladies FB page for times and bus arrangements.Training Tues from six to seven for U-14s Our G4G squad have competed in the county blitz in Letterkenny on the fifth of June and on Saturday we were at the Ulster blitz in the Tyrone centre of excellence where we had fifty one girls participating. Well done to the players and coaches and parents who have put in great work to make G4G successful for the club.This Monday 17th we are back to WEEK 9 of our schedule and preparing for the National G4G Blitz in Croke Park on the fifteenth of July.Cluichí /Fixtures It was mixed fortunes for the seniors and reserves as they made the short trip to Falcarragh at the weekend. The Seniors lost and the reserves put in another good performance to come away with a draw. The Intermediate Championship will be the next game on the 6th July.LottoBa iad 3, 8, 23, 24 na huimhreacha lotto a tarraingeadh an tseachtain seo agus níor baineadh an pota óir.Bhí trí uimhir ag Síle Ferry as Cúl a Chnoic.Beidh €2,540 sa phota óir an tseachtain seo chugainn.100 Club The next 100 club draw is on the wed twenty sixth of June. Can all sellers get their subs in on time for the draw!Development WorkIf you are interested in lending a hand with the ongoing development works however big or small please contact Michael on 087-2925544.GAA NEWS – NAOMH MUIRE U14s GET OFF TO GREAT START was last modified: June 18th, 2013 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:NAOMH MUIRE CLUB NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgREMEMBER last Christmas? How could you forget?Well here’s a seasonal reminder of Donegal’s Winter Wonderland from the good people at Wallace Media.CLICK TO PLAY – ENJOY  DDTV: DONEGAL WINTER WONDERLAND VIDEO SLIDESHOW was last modified: December 22nd, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: DONEGAL WINTER WONDERLAND VIDEO SLIDESHOWlast_img read more


first_imgJackie Crossan Premier Division Reports – http://www.inishowenfl.ie/Glengad United 2-3 Clonmany ShamrocksWhile not exactly blowing the race for the premier division wide open Clonmany Shamrocks kept the title race alive when they inflicted a first defeat of the season on Glengad in an excellent game of football in difficult conditions.Against the elements Clonmany began well with Jason Doherty breaking clear in the 5th minute but denied by a superb Charlie Byrne tackle.Clonmany then forced three corners in a row but the home defence dealt capably with them.Glengad grew into the game with Stephen McLaughlin’s cross cleared at the back post with Patrick McDermott lurking.They took the lead midway through the half after John McDaid split the defence with a superb pass for John G McLaughlin to dink the ball over Patrick Harkin in the Clonmany goal. John McDaid fired a free kick just over the bar and while Glengad dominated possession until the interval the visitos defence stood firm.Glengad created a gilt edged chance on the restart when McDaid fed Terence Doherty who curled his shot just wide from twelve yards.Minutes later Clonmany got back on terms when after a corner was only partially cleared Marty Doherty fired a superb thirty yards effort to the roof of the net.Within another five minutes they were ahead when Raymond McDaid broke on the right and when his deep cross was cleared to Joe Grant he unleashed a superb low effort to the bottom corner from twenty two yards.Glengad upped the tempo with Patrick McDermott seeing one effort blocked before seeing another shot turned round the post by Patrick Harkin in the Clonmany goal.They got back on terms on 75 minutes after John McDaid crossed for McDermott who beat a defender and fired low to the corner from twelve yards.They had another good chance when Doherty fed McDermott but his attempted chip was well saved by Harkin.Clonmany struck for the winner in the 87th minute when Brendan Devlin headed the ball on for Alan Friel to race clear and slot low past Martin McLaughlin from six yards. Culdaff FC 3-2 Aileach FCPlayed in good conditions on Saturday night there was a lively opening to this game with play switching from end to end and the home side slightly the more threatening.They took the lead on 12 minutes after Brian McGonigle’s ball over the top found Conor O Brien who headed on and as the ball dropped struck a superb volley over the advancing David McGeady to the net from sixteen yards.Aileach replied and when a corner fell to Paul McHugh his effort was blocked by Kevin Ruddy.Culdaff responded on 22 minutes with O’Brien seeing his twenty three yards free clip the bar on the way over.Minutes later the same player fed Derek Doherty on the right and collected the return only to see his shot parried by McGeady with the Aileach defence mopping up.The visitors tried to get back into it and when a Darren McMonagle free found Anthony Doherty he headed well over from fourteen yards in what was a difficult chance.On 35 minutes the home side doubled their lead when Eugene McLaughlin latched onto a poor headed backpass and lifted the ball over McGeady to run on and slot home.Aileach upped the tempo and had their best spell of the game either side of half time.Firstly gavin Doherty collected a breaking ball but his effort was smothered by Darragh Mclaughlin in the home goal.Then Anthony Doherty turned well but saw his shot deflected behind.They got a goal back on the stroke of half time after Gavin Doherty rose highest to head home at the near post from six yards following a corner.Aileach started the second period well with Doherty seeing a spectacular overhead kick sail over the bar.They got back on terms then on 50 minutes when Gavin Doherty advanced along the byeline and after his initial effort was blocked by Mclaughlin he fired the rebound home from an acute angle.This seemed to rejuvenate the home side and an inswinging Derek Doherty corner was touched onto the bar by McGeady but when it broke to substitute JJ Doherty he fired wide from twelve yards.The defining moment in the game came on 67 minutes when the home side were awarded a penalty and O Brien kept his cool to send McGeady the wrong way.The home side kept pressing for the remainder of the game and did not make the best of some promising situations while Aileach were always dangerous on the break but failed to create a clear chance that would have salvaged a point. Carn FC 5-1 Illies CelticCarn recorded their third comprehensive league victory in a row and they dominated long periods of this game.Decaln McGonagle saw a powerful early shot tipped over by Graham Doherty before the same player headed a Daniel McLaughlin cross just over the bar.They took the lead on 21 minutes when after Doherty parried McGonagle’s shot the ball was retrieved by Shane Doherty who squared to Cathal Doherty to slot home from close range.Illies tried to reply but all they had to show was two James O Donnell free kicks which sailed over Gerard Crossan’s bar.Shane Doherty and McGonagle then both had shots from the edge of the area which were just of target after good approach play involving Adam Byrne, Daniel McLaughlin and Michael Byrne.The home side increased their lead on 53 minutes when McGonagle’s cross found Michael Byrne who teed the ball up for Shane Doherty to slot home from six yards.Illies tried to hit back and when O Donnell’s cross was flicked on by Joe McDaid the ball fell to Seamus Donaghey who headed wide.Carn resumed the pressure at the other end with McGonagle blazing over from ten yards before they made it three nil on 68 minutes.Shane Doherty fed McGonagle and his low cross found Matthew Byrne who fired low to the corner from ten yards.They went close again from a Michael Byrne corner which brother Adam headed over before Illies got a goal back when O’Donnell advanced from midfield past two defenders before superbly lobbing Crossan.But within a minute Carn had scored again when Cathal Doherty fed Michael Byrne who drove a powerful effort past Doherty from twenty five yards.They completed the scoring on 87 minutes after Matthew Byrne’s cross broke to brother Adam who fired to the roof of the net from twenty two yards.INISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE = http://www.inishowenfl.ie/Jackie Crossan Premier DivisionPPtsGlengad1229Redcastle1222Carn1120Moville918Culdaff1317Clonmany816Aileach1215Illies137Cockhill *120* points deductedSunday 17th Feb 2013Ulster Junior Cup1-30pm ET&PenLifford V Greencastle Premier Division 2pmRedcastle V MovilleT MoyneCarn V CockhillT McAreeAileach V IlliesW Harvey Culdaff V ClonmanyE DohertyGleneely V DunreeG O KaneCarrowmena V QPSB BreslinMoville Res V RasheneyL PorterReserve Premier 11amCockhill V AileachM McGonagleQPS V GlengadL DavenportCarn V Sea RoversW CurranClonmany V CuldaffS DeeneyReserve First 11amMoville Yths V Cockhill CltJP HoughtonIllies V DunreeL DugganRasheney Rvs V GreencastleG McLaughlinRasheney Res V RedcastleR McDermottINISHOWEN FOOTBALL: CLONMANY INFLICT FIRST DEFEAT ON GLENGAD was last modified: February 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:INISHOWEN FOOTBALL: CLONMANY INFLICT FIRST DEFEAT ON GLENGADlast_img read more