Standhardinger ‘very excited’ to play with Fajardo at SMB

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours READ: Beermen make Standhardinger top pick in 2017 PBA Draft“I’m actually really good at letting everything out. I’m really good at just focusing on my projects, like my Youtube channel I’m gonna do in the Philippines now in English, and about my career in basketball,” Standhardinger said on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“So I don’t really pay attention to these things. I’m just happy it finally worked out. I’ll play in the PBA now and I’ll play with San Miguel.”The crowd couldn’t help but express its disapproval over the controversial San Miguel-Kia trade that allowed the Beermen to nab Standhardinger. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments LATEST STORIES Falcons strengthen grip of 3rd spot, rout Bulldogs “I’ll show a lot of puso (heart), a lot of fight, and the rest is kinda on the side. But I’m gonna fight my heart out every time and I hope I can make this very strong team a little bit better. That’s my goal,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChristian Standhardinger isn’t letting the negativity ruin his excitement of being selected by San Miguel Beer as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.It wasn’t all cheers for the Fil-German forward when his name was called but he couldn’t care any less.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ But there’s just some things the 6-foot-8 forward can’t control and rather than mope on the turn of events that happened the past week, he’s looking forward to the day he can finally play here in the PBA, where he will be forging a partnership with four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo.“I’m very excited. June Mar is a great, great talent. He can do so many things,” he said.“I’m very excited with all the matchups against us. I really wanna see that. I’m very excited on playing high-low with June Mar and it’s an honor and it’s a great thing that I can play with a four-time returning MVP. That’s what I got, that’s what I had, that’s what I saw.”For now, Beermen fans will have to be patient with Standhardinger stll have obligations with his Hong Kong team in the Asean Basketball League.Standhardinger vowed to give his all every game the moment he makes his debut for San Miguel midway through the next season.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

‘President Needs to Suspend Article 83a’

first_imgSenate Pro Tempore Gbehzohngar Findley has stated that although members of the Senate have overwhelming agreed with the National Elections Commission (NEC) that it is not feasible to conduct free and fair elections on October 14, 2014, the final decision to postpone the election lies with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.The Senate last Thursday unanimously endorsed an NEC communication to that body, warning that under the prevailing circumstances, elections must be postponed, noting that it was not with the Senate to make the final decision.“Article 83a clearly declared that the second Tuesday of elections year is guaranteed under our Constitution; the only person that can suspend that Article is the Executive (President), which has the lone authority under a state of emergency as is the case now.”Pro Tempore Findley, one of 15 Senators whose seats are up for grabs, made a passionate argument last Thursday before his colleagues that it was not practical, prudent or logical to call for elections in October when those who should be voting are dying in their numbers because of the Ebola epidemic.The decision by the Senate to endorse the NEC’s declaration of inability to conduct the October 14, 2014 special elections followed a report by the Senate’s joint committees on Autonomous Commission and Agencies, and Judiciary, that the holding of elections is mandated by the Constitution of Liberia in Article 83a; and similarly the responsibility for the conduct of elections in Liberia is statutorily conferred on NEC, which has now explicitly indicated its inability to conduct the Special Senatorial Elections in October, 2014. “The joint committee hereby advises that with such expression of inability by NEC for understandable reasons as underlined supra, the Liberian Senate should now commence immediate discussions with the Executive, which has the Constitutional power under the State of Emergency.”It may be recalled that NEC in a recent communication to the Senate informed the lawmakers the Commission was unable to fulfill its statutory responsibility to hold free, fair and credible election since under the prevailing circumstances it is unable to conduct free campaign activities.The electoral body further warned that it would not be able to provide an enabling environment under which local and international observers will be able to participate, observe and state that indeed it is free, fair and credible election.Most importantly, the NEC asserted that amidst the confusion and fear brought about by the Ebola epidemic, voter turn out will be very low, which would undermine the credibility of any election.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Public schools registration fee not compulsory – Ministry

first_img… no mandatory supplies needed for nursery schoolThe Education Ministry has announced that no student should be denied registration to public schools because of parents’ inability to pay registration fees.Education Minister,Dr Rupert RoopnarineThis announcement comes on the heels of parents’ outcry about the high registration fees requested by school administrators.The Ministry said that some schools have been requesting these monies under the pretext that fees were previously agreed upon by the Parent Teachers Association (PTA).However, it said having given consideration to the needs of the schools, several guidelines were issued. Among them is the authorisation of the Parent Teachers Association for each school to conduct fundraising exercises to help support school administrations offset non-budgetary costs.“If the activities planned  and executed by the PTA do not generate the income to offset non-budgetary costs, then no more than $2500 should be requested from nursery schools, $3000 from primary schools, $5000 from secondary schools and $8000 from national secondary schools,” the Ministry said.It reiterated that no student shall be denied registration to any school due to the inability of the family to pay the registration fee, noting that children have a right to schooling and must be registered.Meanwhile, the Ministry made it clear that there must be no compulsion for students to purchase physical exercise clothes, aprons for home economics, lab coats, tie pin, etc from the school.It also made it clear that parents of nursery school children should not be issued with any list of supplies to be purchased.last_img read more

Minimum wage in B.C. to go up 40 cents in September

first_imgThe B.C. government is also cutting the small business tax rate by 40 per cent by the years 2017 and 2018 – meaning a small business with $100,000 in active business income would have its taxes go from $2,500 to $1,500.As well, the Province plans to invest $2.88 million in new training programs to help with labour shortages in B.C. VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Province is increasing the minimum wage in two steps.The first increase of 40 cents will bring it to $10.85 cents, which will go into effect on September 15, 2016.Another increase going into effect a year later, on September 15, 2017, will see a jump of 30 cents to $11.25.- Advertisement -Premier Christy Clark had previously said the minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index, but says strong economic growth in the province brought them to make changes.She says the wage the hikes mean an extra $1,400 will be in the pockets of workers with full-time minimum wage jobs.For servers handling liquor, the minimum wage will also increase at the same rate, to $9.60. The Province says the difference of $1.25 between the general minimum wage and liquor server rate will be maintained.Advertisementlast_img read more

Ex-Tottenham star scores in Serie A

first_img1 Tottenham Hotspur, until recently, haven’t been the best at cultivating hot prospects.A number of talented youngsters, like Adel Taarabt, were signed but a series of managers were unable to get them to fulfil their promise.And that was certainly the case with Iago Falque, a former Barcelona academy star signed from Juventus on loan back in 2011 and then permanent at the start of 2012.The Spanish midfielder only made 11 appearances across all competitions for the club and spent time away from the club temporary spells at Southampton, Almeria and Rayo Vallecano.Spurs did, somehow, manage to get £4million from Genoa for Falque last summer and he’s showing why he might have been worth a bit more patience as he netted his sixth goal of the season in his new side’s derby with Sampdoria on Tuesday night.His strike was the opener in a 1-1 draw, which moves his side to sixth in Serie A, and you can see the tap-in from an M’Baye Niang cross below… Iago Falque celebrates scoring for Genoa last_img read more

Datebook 5/15

first_imgZonta Golf Tournament for Women, 9 a.m., Robinson Ranch Golf Course, 27734 Sand Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9351. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want 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

England set to name unchanged team for World Cup semi-final against Croatia

first_img 2 2 And, despite Jordan Henderson suffering a tight hamstring, fears over Raheem Sterling’s profligacy, and the midfield might of their opponents Croatia, he’s decided to name the same side again.It means the squad now have a clean bill of health, including Jordan Pickford, who hurt his thumb against the Swedes.Wednesday’s foes Croatia also have injury issues with Sime Vrsaljko a major doubt, while Dejan Lovren missed training on Monday along with goalkeeper Danijel Subasic, who is nursing a hamstring injury.Speaking to talkSPORT on the eve of the clash, England boss Southgate spoke of his pride at leading the Three Lions into a first World Cup semi-final since 1990.“It’s a privilege really to be here,” he said,“I’m managing and leading my country in a World Cup, only four people have been able to play for their country in a World Cup and manage them so that’s an honour in itself.“Then to lead them to a semi-final as well is a hugely proud moment.” England are set to name an unchanged team for their World Cup 2018 semi-final clash with Croatia.Against Sweden, manager Gareth Southgate kept faith with the XI who started against Colombia, and it paid off with a comfortable 2-0 win. England players celebrate their victory over Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals. Is Southgate the nicest man in football? In the world? Probably. When asked directly whether Wednesday’s match would be the biggest of his career, Southgate answered quickly: “Yeah, it has to be.“I don’t think anybody’s played and managed in a semi-final for their country before so that’s very, very special.“It’s a big night but these are the nights you’re in the game for. They’re the games you want to be involved in.”You can listen to Croatia vs England live on talkSPORT, Wednesday from 7pm.last_img read more

Lyon set to swoop for Celtic striker if Mariano Diaz returns to Real Madrid

first_img Latest Celtic News round-up Old Firm BRING IT ON ‘Rangers must deliver’ – Celtic hero warns Gerrard and slams ‘serial loser’ Tavernier Forster heroics as ten-man Celtic stun dominant Rangers to win League Cup ‘Celtic were lucky to have Brendan Rodgers’, says Bhoys captain Scott Brown Lyon are ready to swoop for Celtic attacker Moussa Dembele in the event Mariano Diaz moves to Real Madrid.The 25-year-old already looks set for a return to the Bernabeu after the striker left the Spanish giants last summer to join Lyon as part of a deal worth around £7m. 1 Rangers vs Celtic: Kick-off time, how to watch for free and team news cup final Big Sam makes ‘Allardicio’ Man United claim, says anyone can win with Celtic Celtic skipper expecting Old Firm title race to go down to the wire this season NAME GAME CONFIRMED center_img ultras Rangers slip up at Aberdeen as Celtic go two points clear in Scottish Premiership Celtic fans have cost club over €500,000 – ‘They’re an embarrassment’, says McCoist Marseille have also been linked with a move for Dembele Man United, Arsenal, Wolves, Rangers and Celtic discover Europa League opponents GOT IT ALL Arsenal fans are in for a treat when Tierney gets into stride, Brown says Real are ready to cough up £36m to re-sign Diaz, who scored over 20 goals in France last season, but given the fact that they are entitled to 35 per cent of the profit from the striker’s sale in reality they will only pay just under £25m.Lyon’s decision to sell their star man now means they desperately need to bring in a forward. TOP BOSS do it rival joy And, according to L’Equipe, they are ready to turn to Dembele of Celtic.The 22-year-old has already been linked with a move back to France as Marseille are interested in him.Lyon are now ready to join the race for him and the Ligue 1 club will have plenty of money to finance a deal given the sale of Diaz.last_img read more

Predicted Liverpool line-up v Leicester – will Jurgen Klopp rotate his side?

first_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware possible standings shining Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade RANKED Three wins, no goals conceded and top of the Premier League – things are certainly looking very good for Liverpool thus far.However, the Reds arguably face their toughest test of the season to date when they travel to 2015/16 league champions Leicester City on Saturday at 12:30. Dejan Lovren is set to be Liverpool’s only absentee as he recovers from a pelvic problem. So how might Liverpool line-up against Leicester?Here is the team we expect the Klopp to field against the Foxes: Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Latest Liverpool FC News Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars center_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 REVEALED 2 huge blow Mohamed Salah’s neat finish saw Liverpool edge to a 1-0 win over Brighton in their last game How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures smart causal Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Jurgen Klopp’s side have a mixed record at the King Power Stadium in recent seasons, succumbing to defeats in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 campaigns.However, they battled to a 3-2 victory over the Foxes in September 2017.Leicester will be without striker Jamie Vardy, who is serving the final game of his suspension following his red card against Wolves in the league.This is great news for Liverpool as the England international has scored seven times in his last eight appearances against the Reds including five in his last five outings against the Merseyside club. The Reds’ level dropped off in the second-half of their victory over Brighton but as they have had a week to prepare for their next game we expect an unchanged team to be named.Liverpool have kept three out of a possible three clean sheets so there’s no need to change anywhere in goal or defence.Club captain Jordan Henderson could make an appearance in what’s set to be a tough game for the Reds but the trio of Milner, Keita and Wijnaldum have been playing very well together so far.The Salah, Firmino and Mane front line is basically a formality even if Firmino has been slightly off the pace this season.last_img read more

Mojave team to develop aircraft

first_img Race organizers envision spectators tracking the progress of the racers by viewing each plane’s bright engine flame and by watching large screen televisions. Organizers also envision having spectators watch the races with handheld devices with live video streams from cockpit cameras. “Given the millions of fans who enjoy race car driving, and the wider audience enthralled with humanity’s next step into space, we are confident rocket racing will become a mainstream event in the decade to come,” said Whitelaw, who will serve as league president. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOJAVE – Peter Diamandis, founder of the Ansari X Prize, is starting up a rocket plane racing league, and he has tapped a Mojave company to develop the first aircraft. Diamandis, who created the $10 million Ansari X Prize awarded last year for the first private manned spaceflights, announced the creation of the Rocket Racing League – a sort of Grand Prix racing in the sky. Diamandis envisions the league holding competitions across the United States, ending with finals each year in New Mexico at the X Prize Cup, a space expo and flight demonstration event he is starting up. The first race is scheduled for October 2006. “The Rocket Racing League will inspire people of all ages to once again look up into the sky to find inspiration and excitement,” said Diamandis, who co-founded the league with Granger Whitelaw, an Indianapolis 500 race car backer. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The league has contracted with XCOR Aerospace of Mojave and Velocity, a Sebastian, Fla., company, to design and build the first racing planes. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. XCOR will base the design of the first racers on its EZ-Rocket plane, a Long-EZ experimental aircraft modified to carry two rocket engines. XCOR will build the racers with airframes provided by Velocity. While the racers will be based on the EZ-Rocket design, there will be differences. Instead of EZ-Rocket’s two alcohol and liquid oxygen-fueled engines, each racer will be powered by a single engine fueled by liquid oxygen and kerosene. The EZ-Rocket has a top speed of about 225 mph; the racers will hit speeds of 320 mph. Race courses will probably be two miles long and one mile wide at an altitude of about 5,000 feet. Each pilot will have an individual three-dimensional “track” in order to avoid collisions, league organizers said. last_img read more