Aguilar thinks Standhardinger fits Gilas’ needs

first_imgMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ And with what he saw in the 2017 Jones Cup, Aguilar believes that the 6-foot-7 bruiser is a perfect fit for Gilas Pilipinas.“Obviously with him playing in Europe, he gained a lot of experience. And I thought he really played well in the Jones Cup. His game fits what we need in Gilas,” he said.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’Standhardinger averaged 11.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in the nine games he played in the invitational tournament in Taiwan.But Aguilar’s approval isn’t limited to Standhardinger alone, saying that the four other rookies who are joining them in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon all impressed him. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View comments Japeth Aguilar. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter practicing with Christian Standhardinger for the first time on Thursday, Japeth Aguilar is confident that the Fil-German stud will have a seamless adjustment with the seniors national team.After all, the 28-year-old has already had his fair share of battles in the second division of the German league.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Romeo confident ‘hardworking’ Gilas young guys will perform well End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “Although they’re young, they play beyond their age. They’re all mature when it comes to their game and what we saw in the Jones Cup tells a lot on the Philippines’ basketball program,” he said.Coach Chot Reyes named Jio Jalalon, Matthew Wright, Roger Pogoy, and Carl Bryan Cruz to his 12-man roster for the Asian championships from August 8 to 20.Though Gilas will be trotting out a youthful crew for the continental meet, Aguilar said that the team will bank on their cohesion to pull off victories against favored Asian counterparts.“We know that this is a big pressure on us, but as long as we stick to the coaches’ gameplan and we help each other on the court, we’ll have a chance against the other teams,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Maintaining Minster Tah Undermines the Law

first_imgCllr. Tiawon Gongloe on Tuesday, January 28, expressed concerns that the decision made by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to maintain Cllr. Christiana P. Tah as Justice Minister and Attorney General could undermine the rule of law in the country.“Since the High Court’s suspension of Minister Tah, the President should have acted immediately by declaring that coinciding with the judgment the Minister is hereby suspended,” Cllr. Gongloe suggested.“If that had been done maybe her suspension would have been for a shorter period,” Cllr. Gongloe added.Minster Tah, who is Dean of the Supreme Court, was suspended on January 10 by that High Court from practicing law in the country for six months.She was suspended after the High Court held her in contempt for her role played in releasing FrontPage Africa Managing Editor Rodney Sieh, on “compassionate leave” from detention at the Monrovia Central Prison.  According to the leading human rights activist, the Court’s action was to defend the integrity of the rule of law.“If somebody in authority acts in clear violation of the rule of law, then the High Court is under obligation to take strong action.”“If the Supreme Court can take such an action against the Minister of Justice, then it is protecting the independence of the Court,” Cllr. Gongloe maintained.“In my mind the honorable thing for Minister Tah to do is resign; because the law is the source of the Ministry and if you are Attorney General, you are the nation’s head lawyer,” the rights activist explained.“And if that is taken away from you what can you do as a Minster of Justice?” he wondered.“She is not truly Minister of Justice in my opinion,” said Cllr. Gongloe, “because the functions of that Ministry is to prosecute and defend all actions against the government and to give it general counsel.”“You are to review and authenticate all contracts and give opinions about what the law is to the executive; and to monitor the action of the executive to make sure it is in compliance with the law.”He continued “The only Minister under the law who disagrees with the President on the basis of the law and keeps his/her job is the Minister of Justice.  No other minister can do that and maintain their position.”Commenting further on President Sirleaf’s reluctance to suspend Minister Tah, Cllr. Gongloe maintained that “People— especially those holding high office in government— would have said since the President acted, we will be careful with the High Court.”But, according to the leading human rights activist, President Sirleaf has chosen to remain silent on the issue.“If the President does not obey the High Court’s ruling who you think in the other two branches of government will do that?” Cllr. Gongloe wondered, “It means gradually the court will become irrelevant.”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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The Amgen Tour: And here they come

first_imgThe chance to see top international professional teams up close has drawn many spectators from afar. A vacationing Salt Lake City couple said Friday that they were lost in the crowd back in 2004 while following the Tour de France. Not so at Amgen. “It’s a great opportunity to get up close to the riders because in Europe you can’t,” said Norm Frye, 50, as he pulled on leg warmers while sitting on his road bike. “It’s just really exciting seeing all these world-class racers,” said Alison Frye, 42, from atop her $7,000 French-made Time bike. “We don’t get many races in the U.S. with Europe’s top racers.” Frye had no trouble getting champions to pose with her for photos: Italian Paolo Bettini from the Belgian team Quick Step-Innergetic and Dane Michael Rasmussen from the Netherlands Rabobank Cycling Team. SOLVANG – An international cadre of more than 125 cyclists finished the fifth leg of the Amgen Tour of California on Friday, setting the stage for their race into Santa Clarita today. Hundreds of cycling enthusiasts cheered and clanged cow bells as the riders passed them. “I think this race has the potential of bringing cycling to the U.S. as a spectator sport,” said Richard Schlickman, 61, who drove up from Hermosa Beach with three friends to watch the cyclists. The 600-mile race, which began with a prologue in San Francisco on Feb. 18 and will end in Long Beach on Sunday, is expected to draw 100,000 spectators to Santa Clarita today as riders make their way from Solvang into the area. Colorado fifth-grader Evan Lake, 10, rode 12 hours with friends from his youth team to watch the race, missing three days of school. With his dad, Chris, 45, Evan watched fellow Coloradan Bobby Julich from the Danish team CSC warm up on his spinning bike. Julich, who was in fourth place overall Friday, placed third in last year’s maiden Amgen Tour. The thrill was no less for locals. Vita Loyal rang a bell and charted racers’ times for her son Nate, 30, a trainer and bike fitter on the Sotheby’s professional team. “Keeping track of times, knowing what they have to beat, keeps you involved,” she said. Nate trains with Max Testa, who also trains Levi Leitheimer, on U.S.A.’s Discovery Channel pro-cycling team. In the end, Leitheimer won Friday’s time trials and was the overall leader going into today’s stage six. Cyclists are expected to leave Santa Barbara about 11 a.m. today and begin arriving in Santa Clarita about 3 p.m. The top viewing location recommended by Santa Clarita officials is the finish line on McBean Parkway between Magic Mountain Parkway and Valencia Boulevard. There, the city will host a Lifestyle Festival and other events. Another good spot is Valencia Boulevard between McBean and Tourney Road, an uphill portion on the final circuit where riders will most likely strike their best efforts for the day. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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No favours in selection, says new Stars boss

first_img“For the future, nobody is sure to be in the selection with me. But, you have some reality in football that if you play for Tottenham sure, you are not far to be in selection and that is true. But, for both local and foreign players, you have to show me on the pitch,” the tactician said.He has also breathed some life to local based players who often feel overlooked in favor of their foreign based colleagues and says he will highly consider them for future assignments.He has at the same time said he will organize a training camp with a group of local players under the help of the local coaches to understand their abilities and open up his exposure to local football.“It is one of the things that Claude (Le Roy) taught me that sometimes you have to believe in the local talent.  In Congo when we reached the quarter final of the Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, we had three of the four defenders being local based. Here, we have a good blend of both foreign and local players so we will get a good team,” the coach further explained.The 45-year old Frenchman was the immediate former head coach of the Congo national team and resigned in March when the interest from Kenya arose.He has worked with his fellow Frenchman Le Roy and also had a stint with the DR Congo Under-20 team.New Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne addresses the press alongside Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa before being unveiled on May 3, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I am happy to be here because it is a new country with a new challenge. The main reason I agreed to come here is because I saw the potential of the team. I remember because I was the assistant when Kenya drew 1-1 with Congo with Olunga scoring and I saw the behavior of the team was interesting,” the coach revealed.“I have been following the team also and I thought to myself Kenya has real potential,” added the tactician.Migne comes in on a three-year contract which will culminate with the 2021 African Cup of Nations and he has been given a target to get to at least one of those two.His assignment starts with the qualifiers for 2019 with Ghana lying in wait in September.He says there is a possibility of qualifying for the 2019 showpiece in Cameroon and also affirms he is 100 percent confident the team will qualify for the 2021 event.“I am sure we can try and qualify for the next AFCON but for sure, 2021 we have to be there,” Migne said.New Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne gets a signed ball from Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa after being unveiled on May 3, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“It is a shame that you started by losing to Sierra Leone. It is a real problem, but now we have to try and win the remaining games. Ethiopia especially is very important because if we get six points and then get something against Sierra Leone, it can be good,” the coach noted.“I don’t wait to wait for long until 2021 so we will try qualify for this one. We start with Ghana and I know them because we played against them in World Cup qualifiers. It will be a tough match but we will try to get a result especially at home,” he further noted.Having followed the team for a while, he has picked up the team’s defense as an area of concern, noting he isn’t happy with the concession rate.“I need to have these friendly games to meet the players and look at what we need to work on,” the coach further said.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000New Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne after being unveiled on May 3, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 3- New Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne has warned players, both local and foreign based, that they have to earn their place in the team and there will be no favors in selection regardless of name or stature. Migne speaking to Capital Sport on the sidelines of his unveiling by the Football Kenya Federation on Thursday morning, said that the door of the national team is open for exit and entrance, but all that will be determined by the performance on the pitch.last_img read more

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Southampton back in Europe thanks to Arsenal’s FA Cup triumph

first_imgSouthampton will return to the European stage for the second time in 30 years after Arsenal won the FA Cup on Saturday.With the Gunners’ securing Champions League football with a third place finish to the Premier League, the Europa League spot for winning the FA Cup goes to the next highest placed top flight side, which is seventh-placed Saints.Ronald Koeman’s outfit will enter the competition at the third qualifying round, with the first leg on July 30.“I think to sum it up in one word is proud,” club captain Kelvin Davis told Southampton’s official website.“The feeling of finishing seventh and being in a European competition – the only word I can use is proud. I’m proud of my team-mates, proud of the club and proud of what everyone has achieved.“To be a club like Southampton and progress as we have done, to me it’s the natural next step to qualify for European competition.“I think we’ve progressed year on year and for us to finish seventh in the Premier League ahead of so many fantastic football clubs to put ourselves in this position warranted the opportunity to play in Europe.“We needed Arsenal to win the cup but at the same time that position of seventh is what has given us the opportunity.“We’re very excited and looking forward to the prospect of playing in the Europa League next year. But we’ve still got a hurdle to come across [the third qualifying round] and that’s what we’ll be focusing on.”Southampton last entered Europe 12 years ago after they lost to Arsenal in the FA Cup final and this is the first season that the European place has gone to the next-best Premier League side rather than the losing finalists.The Saints will join Liverpool, Tottenham and West Ham in next season’s competition. Southampton players celebrate their last home game of the Premier League season at St Mary’s 1last_img read more

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Iran accepts some aid for quakes’ survivors

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TEHRAN, Iran – Italy and Russia sent planeloads of tents, blankets and other supplies Saturday to help 21,000 Iranian families left homeless by three strong earthquakes that hit in quick succession, killing 70 people. But Iran’s government remained silent on whether it would accept an American offer of aid amid heightened tensions between the two nations over Iran’s nuclear program. Iranian authorities were rushing temporary shelter to thousands of victims in towns and villages in western Iran, where residents were sleeping outside in the chilly spring night, fearful of returning even to homes that survived the quakes late Thursday and Friday. Some 21,000 families were homeless in 330 villages that were damaged or flattened by the quakes, said the provincial head of the Unexpected Disaster Committee, Ali Barani, as quoted by the state news agency IRNA. But Iranian authorities signaled that they only needed limited outside help – in contrast to a more devastating 2003 earthquake that hit the southeastern city of Bam, killing 26,000 people. After that disaster, Iran accepted considerable international aid, including from the United States. Interior Ministry spokesman Mojtaba Mirabdollahi told The Associated Press late Saturday that “all the survivors have received adequate protection and operations providing temporary accommodation is now over.” The quakes did not destroy roads, making it easier for officials to quickly get aid to the damaged communities near the quakes’ epicenters, 210 miles southwest of Tehran, Mirabdollahi said. The immediate challenge now for the authorities was to continue providing sufficient food and drinking water to the survivors. An Illushin-76 Russian plane carrying 4,000 blankets, 100 large tents and a number of electric heaters left Russia for Iran, though Moscow scrapped plans to send rescuers and medical workers after Tehran said they were not needed, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported. last_img read more

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‘I FEAR WIND FARMS WILL DESTROY DONEGAL TOURISM’ – McGUINNESS

first_imgA COUNTY Councillor has called for a “proper” impact assessment of wind farms on tourists, saying plans in several areas of Donegal have the potential to hit the tourism industry.Cllr Bernard McGuinness is angry about plans for another windfarm in Inishowen, with the planning notice published in the Irish Times.“I have a newsagents and I didn’t see that notice,” he said. Cllr McGuinness wants the impact on the Donegal landscape to be taken into account when applications are assessed.He put forward a motion a this week’s council meeting calling on the council to carry out a Landscape Character Assessment to enable the council to form a renewable energy strategy.He also wants the results of the assessment to be included in the county development plan.There is huge controversy over the latest Inishowen application; and a massive campaign against a similar scheme being planned in Glenties. The council has promised Cllr Jack Murray that it will review the list of approved newspapers, but believe the windfarm proposals should have been advertised locally.Cllr McGuinness said he feared wind farms “have the potential to blight the landscape and turn off tourists.”“Our scenery is our greatest asset and if people don’t want to see windfarms they won’t want to come here,” he added.His motion will be discussed in full when the March county council meeting resumes on April 16.TODAY’S DEBATE: WHAT DO YOU THINK?LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW:‘I FEAR WIND FARMS WILL DESTROY DONEGAL TOURISM’ – McGUINNESS was last modified: March 27th, 2012 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:’I FEAR WIND FARMS WILL DESTROY DONEGAL TOURISM’ – McGUINNESSlast_img read more

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A LITTLE TASTE OF CHRISTMAS IS COMING VERY SOON TO DONEGAL TOWN

first_imgA Little Taste of Christmas in Donegal Town will take place on Sunday 30th November 2014 from 11.00am to 6.30pm in The Abbey Hotel.Our Annual Christmas Lights switch on will also take place at 7.00 pm.They will have Exhibitor Stands where Business’s can promote, sell, and take orders for Christmas etc. There will be a large variety of products available to the public, ranging from, cosmetics, jewellery, fashion, art, toys for big boys, and loads of gift ideas for the Festive season, a great way to promote your business in the lead up to Christmas.This event will also give your customers the opportunity to place orders for all their Christmas food requirements, all of which can be done with very little effort in one venue.We will also have celebrity cookery and wine demonstrations, live entertainment for all ages, and much more throughout the day.For further information follow us on www.donegaltown.ie or www.atasteofdonegal.com and also on Donegal Town Community and A Taste of Donegal Food Festival Facebook Pages. MERRY & BRIGHT LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!!!!A Little Taste of Christmas in Donegal Town on Sunday 30th November has the “CHEERIST” entertainment for all ages.Treat the children to something different. Bring them along to the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town.While you browse our exhibitor’s stands for Christmas gift ideas or watch our celebrity chef’s cookery demonstrations, Christmas cheer and magic will have all your little ones enchanted when Mr. Scallywag’s seasonal puppet show commences.Face painting and Christmas movies also to be enjoyed! Let the MAGIC continue wrap up the little ones and join Santa Clause and his helpers to officially light up Donegal Town at 7.00pm on the Diamond. There will be an opportunity to MEET & GREET Mickey & Minnie. This pair just loves to POSE with visitors of all ages!!Much-loved by our A Taste of Donegal Food Festival visitors Adrian Cullen Dean Martin Tribute Show will revisit Donegal Town to serenade you all at “A Little Taste of Christmas in Donegal Town”If you are interested and would like to take part in our 4th “A Little Taste of Christmas in Donegal Town” contact Mary Mc Gettigan on 087-1777140 or email development@donegaltown.ieA LITTLE TASTE OF CHRISTMAS IS COMING VERY SOON TO DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: November 11th, 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:A LIttle Taste of ChristmasBusinessEntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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THIEF STOLE HANDBAG FROM TEENAGE GIRL ATTENDING HER PROM

first_imgA man who stole a purse from a teenager attending her prom has been ordered to pay her compensation.Man stole young woman’s purse.Jason McConigley (20) was brought before Letterkenny District Court charged with the theft. McConigley, of 142 Upper Mount Marian, Milford pleaded guilty to the charge.He pleaded guilty to taking the purse at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny on August 21, 2014.Inspector Goretti Sheridan said that at 10.45pm on the night in question gardai received a report that a gold clutch handbag owned by a young woman attending her prom had been stolen.Two days later eagle-eyed hotel staff found the handbag hidden in the men’s toilets.McConigley was subsequently identified through the hotel’s CCTV footage and arrested.He made a full and frank admission to gardai, the court heard.Solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher said his client had no real reason for committing the ‘desirable act’.He did tell Judge Paul Kelly, however, that McConigley was currently unemployed and had an issue with gambling which he was trying to address.Mr Gallagher said McConigley had been in the hotel for a drink with a friend and described the theft as ‘opportunistic’.Adjourning the case to June 8 for the preparation of a probation report, Judge Kelly ordered McConigley to come up with compensation for the injured party by the next date.THIEF STOLE HANDBAG FROM TEENAGE GIRL ATTENDING HER PROM was last modified: April 15th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegalGardailetterkennyPromtheftlast_img read more

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Donegal bartender shakes things up to become All-Ireland Cocktail Champion

first_imgA Donegal man with a recipe for success has been crowned the All Ireland Cocktail Making Champion 2018.Padraig Storey, bartender at The Front Door Pub Galway, won the national final of the Jameson Barrelman Challenge this week.Padraig, who is a native of Ballyshsnnon, has been working in the city center bar for almost a year and now goes on to represent Ireland at the International leg of the competition, being held in the prestigious Jameson Distillery in Midleton, Co. Cork on Tuesday 26th June. The winning cocktail ‘The Kiwi Mate’ is the perfect combination of Jameson Caskmate IPA, 8 Degrees Citra beer, passion fruit, honey and lemon, garnished with fresh kiwi.To celebrate the achievement, the Kiwi Mate will be served on the cocktail menu at The Front Door Pub this weekend so customer can sample the award winning drink.Padraig Storey – The Front Door Pub GalwayAll the team at The Front Door Pub would like to congratulate Padraig and wish him the very best of luck next week. Donegal bartender shakes things up to become All-Ireland Cocktail Champion was last modified: June 19th, 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:all ireland cocktail championPadraig Storeythe front door pub galwaylast_img read more

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