Jordan cleared

first_imgLATEST STORIES 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ But proof that the SBP is working on an appeal is that it requested for a roster change from the Olympic Council of Asia, which runs the Asian Games. The OCA agreed to the request Tuesday.Gilas Pilipinas clashes with Kazakhstan at 10 a.m. (11 a.m. in Manila) on Thursday and the SBP continues to hold out hope that Clarkson will be made available by the NBA, which only allows the release of players for Fiba tournaments.A source from the Philippine Sports Commission confirmed Clarkson’s clearing, but only based on a “dispatch” from Indonesia that the NBA swingman was even designated as flag-bearer for the Philippine delegation during the Aug. 18 opening ceremony.A source within the Philippine Olympic Committee confirmed as much, but was mum on the NBA clearance.Reports also leaked that Clarkson already has a ticket to Indonesia, but another source said the local cage agency has no knowledge of that.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Clarkson had earlier been listed as part of the team, but was later stricken off in favor of Trollano when the NBA issued a statement refusing to clear Clarkson.An official, though, confirmed that the local cage body is still exhausting all means to get the NBA to relent, after the league had said flat out earlier that the Asian Games is not on the list of tournaments that it releases players to.China has two NBA veterans on its roster, but the SBP official said that, like Clarkson, the two Chinese still haven’t gotten clearance from the NBA yet.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The problem? At press time, no official word from the NBA has been released to supersede an initial statement that it was barring the Cleveland Cavaliers swingman from suiting up.Several sources working with the Asian Games delegation relayed the news of Clarkson’s clearance, backing Gomez’s claim to media outlets that the Cavs standout can now suit up for the Philippines.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Contacted in Indonesia, where the national team is currently making do with 50-minute practices at the official venue granted by organizers, Yeng Guiao said he was instructed by team manager Butch Antonio to “reinstate [Clarkson’s] name in lieu of Don Trollano.”A Philippine Olympic Committee source, however, said the country’s local basketball federation, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, is still waiting for official word from the NBA regarding Clarkson’s availability. MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Jordan Clarkson– TRISTAN TAMAYO / INQUIRER.NETTwo days before plunging into action in the Asian Games basketball competition, Jordan Clarkson’s situation has turned the national men team’s world upside down anew.Sports officials led by Philippines chef de mission Richard Gomez revealed Tuesday that Clarkson had already been cleared by the NBA to play for the country in the continental games.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Perpetual trips Jose Rizal; St. Benilde turns back EAC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Lakers boost Anthony Davis offer as Pelicans get wish list

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Passenger volume spike at Araneta bus terminals PLAY LIST 02:43Passenger volume spike at Araneta bus terminals01:09Malls set month-long, nationwide March 2020 sale to boost tourism00:50Trending 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 View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil That leaves the Lakers, who according to ESPN had multiple conversations Monday with the Pelicans regarding Davis and have offered multiple young players and draft picks plus money as salary cap relief for the Pelicans.The Lakers, 27-26, are 1.5 games behind the Clippers for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot.Bringing Davis to the Lakers to play alongside LeBron James would give the team another major two-man combination in their history of success with such duos as Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson and Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West.It’s Johnson who would make any final decision for the Lakers as team president.The Pelicans have lost seven of their past 10 games and slid to 13th in the west at 23-30, 5.5 games behind the Clippers.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Trail Blazers swing NBA deal with Cavs for guard Rodney Hood Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans looks on against the Detroit Pistons at Smoothie King Center on January 23, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFPAnthony Davis has given the New Orleans Pelicans an NBA wish list of teams, according to multiple reports Monday, while the Los Angeles Lakers have revised their offer for him.The 25-year-old forward who helped the United States capture 2012 London Olympic gold is the most prized player up for grabs as Thursday’s NBA trade deadline approaches.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Rich Paul, Davis’s agent, revealed his star client’s trade demand a week ago, leading to a $50,000 fine for Davis from the NBA but forcing the Pelicans’ hand, lest he play out his contract next year and leave without any compensation.ESPN reported Monday that Davis has given the Pelicans a list with a “handful” of clubs where he would sign a long-term deal after a trade, saying it includes Milwaukee and does not include Boston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Lakers, Bucks, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers are on the list, according to the Los Angeles Times.But the Bucks and Clippers haven’t made an offer for Davis, according to both reports, and the Knicks and Clippers are expected to save salary cap room for July free agency while the Bucks, with the NBA’s best record at 38-13, would need major roster juggling to make an offer.last_img read more

Tubman University Principal is July 26 Orator

first_imgThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it has selected the President of Maryland County-based Tubman University, Dr. Elizabeth Davis-Russell, to deliver this year’s 167th National Independence Day celebration.  The public is yet to know which areas in the Liberian society the orator will focus her attention.Dr. Davis-Russell will deliver her oration at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion, Ashmun Street on July 26, 2014.She is expected to be admitted into the Order of Distinction of the Republic of Liberia. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf appointed Dr. Russell in 2007 to head the Tubman University, formerly the William V.S. Tubman College of Technology, following the refurbishment of the campus.  She assumed leadership of that institution in July 2008. Born in Harper, Maryland County, Dr. Russell is the daughter of former Associate Justice O. Natty B. Davis and Diana Dueh. She began her education at AME Day School in Harper and then transferred to Cape Palmas High School where she completed the eighth grade.She later moved to Suehn Academy to complete high school. The orator left Liberia for London, England, to continue her studies at London’s Tutorial College.She later moved to the United States where she obtained a B.A. in Psychology in 1965 from the Oakland University in Michigan.She earned her Master’s Degree in Education Psychology from New York University, as well as an Ed. D in Counseling Education from Yeskiva University in 1975. According to a Foreign Ministry profile of the national orator, she matriculated to New York University and completed the required studies for a Ph. D in clinical Psychology in 1987. She also pursued Post Graduate Training and received Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Institute for the Study of Psychotherapy in New York. Dr. Davis-Russell is a licensed psychologist in the State of California, where she had a private practice in addition to teaching.Prior to her preferment, she served most of her professional career, spanning over 35 years, in the field of higher education, notably as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the State University of New York College at Cortland, Dean for Academic and Professional Affairs at the California School of Professional Psychology, Associate Professor, Founder and Director of the Center for Intercultural Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, respectively.Dr. Davis-Russell was awarded two Doctorates of Humane Letters by the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in addition to receiving the Outstanding Psychologist Award from both the New York and Chicago Branches of the Association of Black Psychologists.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Several pumps without fuel; need for closer monitoring – Region 2 Chairman

first_imgBy Indrawattie NatramSeveral pumps throughout Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are currently without fuel and according to Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt, the pump stations require closer monitoring.Contaminated fuel at Three Friends Pump StationRamdatt made this disclosure at the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) statutory meeting, which was recently held in the boardroom of the RDC at Anna Regina. Addressing the RDC, Ramdatt said he received numerous complaints about several areas experiencing flooding and upon his visits to pump stations, most pumps were left unattended. He also said that fuel for the pumps was not being supplied in a timely manner and, as such, it was having a negative effect on residents.Ramdatt is of the view that the cost of fuel was a huge investment on the Administration’s part and, as such, there should be proper monitoring at the pump sites. He informed Councillors that several irregularities have been unearthed, especially at the pump stations, and noted some of the pumps were without batteries, while the fuel supplied was mixed with other substances in some instances.“Fuel investments are huge investments for the Administration; the stations are multimillion-dollar investments, and, as such, persons need to be more responsible,” Ramdatt said. He suggested a security firm be contracted to monitor the pump stations.The Taymouth Manor pump, he said, has mechanical issues and another pump he visited was out of fuel. He also recommended a more united approach whereby administrative heads take a stronger position as well as enforce disciplinary action against workers who create flaws in the system.At that time, Coalition Councillor Naitram said that he recently visited the Three Friends Pump Station where he saw the pump operator cleaning the fuel tank. He said upon investigation, he found that the fuel was contaminated with “95 per cent of water”. As such, he called for a thorough investigation into the quality of fuel that is being transported from the Region’s stores to the pump stations. He alleged that often water is mixed with the fuel; hence, the pumps developed mechanical issues owing to the low quality of the fuel.Councillors also called for a closer monitoring process from when the fuel leaves the RDC compound to the pump stations.last_img read more

Teachers must be given right training to deliver quality education – Minister

first_imgWorld Teachers’ DayEducation Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine said teachers must be given the right training in content, methodology and outlook in order to deliver quality education to children.If the education system fails, nothing else is likely to succeed and, therefore, if teachers fail, then the system would inevitably crumble also, the Minister noted.Education Minister,Dr Rupert RoopnaraineActing Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson“It is, therefore, imperative that teachers succeed, since they are the very foundation of the education system,” he said, noting that it was important to identify the right calibre of persons to be teachers.“They must be given the right training in content, methodology and outlook. To that must be added the correct environment and the requisite terms and conditions of service,” he expounded, highlighting that those imperatives together comprise the complete approach to ensuring that the teachers deliver quality education.“It is to the provision of the aforementioned that the Government commit, within its means, in its quest to provide quality education and its effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to which it has committed,” he said.In 1994, UNESCO proclaimed October 5 to be World Teachers’ Day, celebrating the great step made for teachers on October 5, 1966, when a special intergovernmental conference convened by UNESCO in Paris adopted the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, in cooperation with the ILO.This recommendation sets forth the rights and responsibilities of teachers, as well as international standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, teaching and learning conditions. Since its adoption, the recommendation has been considered an important set of guidelines to promote teachers’ status in the interest of quality education.Roopnaraine stated that the 2016 Teachers’ Day is the first World Teachers’ Day to be celebrated within the new Global Education 2030 Agenda adopted by the world community one year ago.He stated that this year’s theme, “Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status”, embodies the fundamental principles of the 50-year-old Recommendation, while shining a light on the need to support teachers as reflected in the agenda’s SDGs.A specific education goal, SDG4, pledges to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”; therefore, Roopnaraine stated teachers were not only pivotal to the right to education, they were key to achieving the targets set out in SDG4.He added that this approach recognised that each child mattered and that the involvement of all of the stakeholders was also an imperative for the delivery of quality education.“Also in the pipeline are the curriculum review process and the report of the Commission of Inquiry into the education system, both of which will inform the revision of the education sector’s strategic plan,” he said.The Minister stated that the Government has recommitted itself to themaintenance of a professional teaching service that can assure the nation of quality education, the production of rounded and patriotic citizens and ultimately, the development of society.Acting Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson, in his remarks, stated thatteachers spend a significant amount of time with their students and fill gaps left by temporarily or permanently absent parents, often times performing critical roles as counsellors and confidants.“In many cases, you functioned as conveyors of non-academic (life) skills such as trust, respect, accountability and conflict resolution, all of which contribute to the creation of well-rounded students who will positively impact all spheres of society,” he said.last_img read more

Everton boss Martinez rubbishes Barkley to Man City talk

first_img1 Ross Barkley and Roberto Martinez Everton manager Roberto Martinez has rubbished reports linking Manchester City with a move for England midfielder Ross Barkley.The Blues were said this week to be lining up a move for the 20-year-old, one of Everton’s prize assets, next summer.Martinez is well used to being asked about potential bids for Barkley and insisted there had been no contact from City in connection with the player.The Toffees boss said: “It’s a rumour and we’ll leave it there. We’ve spoken enough in the past about potential interest and I always mention the same – we take it as a footballing compliment and we’ll move on.“All we want from Ross now is to be able to get him fully fit and get him ready to enjoy his football and help the team. We are looking forward to that day.”Barkley suffered a knee ligament injury in training just before Everton’s first game of the season against Leicester and had been expected to be ruled out until November at the earliest.Martinez revealed his recovery is ahead of schedule but is reluctant to put a date on Barkley’s possible return to action.“Medicine and football don’t go hand in hand because the football, you want the player to be fit tomorrow, and medicine always wants an extra day,” said the Spaniard.“But he’s doing really well. He’s starting to run, which is something we didn’t expect until next week. Now the next bit will be introducing the ball.“I do expect that he’s going to be a few weeks still but he’s well ahead of what we expected and it’s all positive.”last_img read more

Court tosses teen’s beating conviction

first_img“There is no substitute for victory. `Giddy’ is the right word,” defense attorney Bob Noel said at a news conference in Monroe. Bell’s conspiracy conviction in the December beating of student Justin Barker had already been thrown out by another court. District Attorney Reed Walters said in a statement delivered to the weekly Jena Times that he would appeal to the state Supreme Court “after I review the decision thoroughly,” He must appeal within two weeks. Bell, whose bond was set at $90,000, cannot be released from the LaSalle Parish jail unless Walters lets that period lapse without an appeal or the Supreme Court rules in Bell’s favor, Sheriff Carl Smith said. Bell, who was 16 at the time of the beating, is one of six black students at Jena High School charged in an attack on fellow student Justin Barker, and one of five originally charged with attempted second-degree murder. By Janet McConnaughey THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW ORLEANS – A state appeals court Friday threw out the only remaining conviction against one of the black teenagers accused in the beating of a white schoolmate in the racially tense north Louisiana town of Jena. Mychal Bell, 17, should not have been tried as an adult, the state 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal said in tossing his conviction on aggravated battery, for which he was to have been sentenced Thursday. He could have gotten 15years in prison. Those charges brought widespread criticism that blacks were being treated more harshly than whites after racial confrontations and fights at Jena High School. Civil rights leaders, including the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, had been planning a rally in support of the teens for the day Bell was to have been sentenced. “Although there will not be a court hearing, we still intend to have a major rally for the Jena Six and now hopefully Mychal Bell will join us,” Sharpton said in an e-mailed statement. Said Jackson: “The pressure must continue until all six boys are set free and sent to school, not to jail.” Jena is a mostly white town where racial animosity flared about a year ago when a black student sat under a tree that was a traditional gathering place for whites. A day later, three nooses were found hanging from the tree. Reports of racial fights at the school followed, culminating in the December attack on Barker. The reversal of Bell’s conviction will not affect four other teenagers also charged as adults, because they were 17 at the time of the fight and no longer considered juveniles.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

West Ham injury blow as star striker is ruled out for six weeks

first_img1 West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has revealed Andy Carroll is set for up to six weeks out.The striker made only his seventh Premier League start of the season against Bournemouth on Tuesday night, but he limped out of the action after just 12 minutes suffering from a hamstring injury.And the 27-year-old, who has made only 41 appearances for the Hammers since moving to east London from Liverpool in 2012, is now facing another extended spell on the sidelines.Bilic said on Tuesday night he hoped Carroll would be missing for only a couple of weeks, but his worst fears have now been confirmed and he is likely to be without one of his main attacking weapons until early March.“He’s having a scan but it’s another one of those, four to six weeks,” said Bilic.“He’s a positive lad, but of course he is gutted for several reasons. He felt he was back and enjoying his football.“It’s not the end of the world, though. If everything goes well he will be back very soon so there is no reason to be negative.“If it goes as we expect then he will be back for a significant part of the season, the last 10-15 games, with enough time to make a huge impact on our season.”Bilic does, though, have some positive fitness news with winger Victor Moses available to face Newcastle on Saturday after six weeks out with a hamstring injury.Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate and forward Mauro Zarate are also fit after missing the Bournemouth game. Andy Carroll limps out of West Ham’s match at Bournemouth last_img read more

FPL tips: Which superstar not to sell, a defensive bargain, and a bonus points hero

first_img 6 6 6 Yep, he missed two glorious chances against Chelsea but the Gabonese star, who netted 10 Premier League goals in 13 appearances last term, is now set to hit a nice run of fixtures with Manchester City and the Blues out of the way. His price could soon drop with the amount of sales going on, already more than 100,000 this gameweek, so keep a beady eye on him. 6 The Dane has only got four points this season but it’s not for the lack of trying. He tops FPL’s creativity index and in terms of raw statistics has been averaging 3.5 shots per game and three key passes too. He’ll come into form so have some faith and you will be rewarded. Playing as a narrow winger for the Cherries, along with new boy David Brooks, Fraser is starting the season well. A goal and an assist in his opening two games have been added to by four bonus points – only Marcos Alonso, Richarlison and Sadio Mane have more. 6 Hopefully you’re having a better season as a manager than Jose Mourinho. 4. Christian Eriksen is still creating, despite a poor points returncenter_img 3. Ryan Fraser looks like a sneaky bargain at £5.5m Already we’re two games down and 36 to go in the Fantasy Premier League season.It’s been an enthralling start with no one player standing out above the rest as the must have, despite a Sergio Aguero hat-trick, leading to some brilliantly diverse teams. 2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is being ditched – but unwisely 5. Jeffrey Schlupp could be a smart signing He may have pulled off two penalty saves in two games but FPL bosses still aren’t keen on the Cardiff City goalkeeper. He’s the top scoring shot-stopper with 22, compared to Ederson’s 13, and yet only 2.2 per cent of managers have him at £4.5m snap him up before the inevitable price rise. 6 We’ve learnt a lot so far as managers tinker with their teams on the pitch but what are our latest gleanings from FPL?Check out the five things we found out below.1. Neil Etheridge is the must-have goalkeeper of the season, so far At £4.5m and listed as a defender, the Ghana international could be a great addition until late October. Crystal Palace have a decent fixture list until this point and he seems set to continue on the left wing for Roy Hodgson’s men.last_img read more

COUNTRY CONMAN SWINDLES DYING STAR OUT OF DONEGAL CONCERT CASH

first_imgCountry music legend Billie Jo Spears has died being owed a large amount of money she was due to play a gig in Letterkenny.The singer was due to play at the Keltic Hooley festival at the Clanree Hotel Complex last July.Billy Jo, 73, was amongst a number of acts including Shane McGowan and the Pogues due to play At the venue after they were booked by crooked country promoter James McGarrity.However many of the acts did not know they had been booked after McGarrity had acted without permission and ut their names on the concert promotion.The Clanree Hotel Complex knew nothing about the promotion.In total Billie Jo was owed €35,000 by the promoter who has lied about his dealings with Billie Jo and other acts in recent months.Only last month Johnny McEvoy was awarded €68,000 after he was defamed McGarrity.  COUNTRY CONMAN SWINDLES DYING STAR OUT OF DONEGAL CONCERT CASH was last modified: December 19th, 2011 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:Billy Jo SpearsKELTIC HOOLEYlast_img read more