Jordan Clarkson being tapped for Gilas squad for Asian Games

first_imgFILE – Jordan Clarkson during one of his practices with Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas needs a lift in the coming Asian Games and Jordan Clarkson can definitely provide the star power to fill in the gaps.The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is now actively preoccupied in bringing the Filipino-American from the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the men’s basketball team in the Games scheduled Aug. 18-Sept. 2 in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said he was briefed by SBP officials on the proposed plan to include the 6-foot-5 guard in the lineup.“Clarkson will be a great addition to the team in the Asian Games. I was told that they are now working on getting him in time for the competition,’’ Marcial told the Inquirer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img LATEST STORIES But bringing over Clarkson, who holds a Philippine passport, will be quite tricky for the SBP.The local basketball federation should first get the approval of the Cavaliers and work around a schedule that will not run in conflict with Clarkson’s commitments in the NBA.“It’s an option we are exploring,’’ said SBP president Al Panlilio in a text message.Once approved by the Cavaliers management, the Philippine Olympic Committee will seek the blessings of the Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee (Inasgoc) to facilitate Clarkson’s accreditation.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Beefed up by PBA players and naturalized center Marcus Douthit, the Philippines placed seventh in the previous Asian Games in 2014 held in Incheon, South Korea.Though Gilas was depleted after figuring in an ugly brawl with the Australian men’s basketball team, the suspensions levied by the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) on 10 Filipino players will in no way affect the country’s participation in the Asian Games. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Beasley: New Lakers vets can form solid core around LeBronlast_img read more

UNDP Weights Health Workers’ Salaries in Ebola Affected Countries

first_imgThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working with the authorities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to coordinate payments for thousands of treatment centre staff, lab technicians, contacts tracers and burial teams who are at tremendous risk in combatting  the deadly Ebola virus.According to UNDP Administrator, Mrs. Helen Clark, paying the health workers’ salaries in a timely manner is crucial and will motivate them to go about saving more lives.“Paying them on time helps to sustain them and their families, and it ensures a steady inflow of personnel who can help stop this disease outbreak,” she said.Mrs. Clark also stated that, “Success in the response, down to the district level, depends on these women and men who are risking their lives every day to fight the disease.”In Liberia, the Government, in collaboration with UNDP and the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), conducted a one-day brainstorming session on the Ebola response processes relative to salary payments to health workers.UNDP Coordinator for Salary Payments for Ebola Response Workers (ERW), Stuart Kefford, said the initiative is to ensure that all Ebola response workers are paid on time.During the training held in Monrovia, Mr. Kefford said efforts are in response to the United Nations Secretary General’s request for UNDP to closely work with governments in the affected countries to identify ERWs and seek better payment modalities.The UNDP Coordinator said the Liberian Government has already established harmonized rates of payment identified by profession and put in place whereby individuals are paid basic salaries, allowances and hazard benefits.He stated that the meeting was necessary to further explain various payment processes that have been put into place by the government and discuss other modalities that will make the process effective and efficient. Recognizing the commitment of the respective national authorities leading this response, UNDP, working with the UNMEER, is tracking payments and improving existing systems through which payments are being delivered to the Ebola response workers.The objective is not only to support governments which handle payrolls and partners to continue paying  the workers’ salaries and incentives on time, but also to strengthen and develop systems that will expand access to affordable financial services after this medical emergency is over.Mrs. Clark also stated that reinforcing existing services can help expand the creation of markets, improve poverty reduction and resilience, boost economic growth and recovery, develop livelihoods of people with low incomes and empower women over time.Beyond the immediate response, she said, UNDP will also make welfare payments to vulnerable communities affected by the disease, focusing on survivors and families who lost relatives or are helping orphaned children, as well as groups who lost their livelihoods as a result of the crisis.The socio-economic impact of the Ebola medical emergency will be felt long after the crisis has ended. It is already affecting the means of making a living of millions of the poorest and most vulnerable people in these countries, as well as the ability of governments to provide basic services to their populations.As part of the broader UN family, UNDP is working to identify and trace people with Ebola; assisting with social mobilization and community engagement; strengthening security agency capacity to prevent further spread of the disease; assessing the socio-economic impact of the outbreak and working with governments on recovery plans.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Archbishop Hart Named Head of CPWA

first_imgRev. Dr. Jonathan B. B. Hart, named Archbishop of the Internal Province of West Africa. Reverend Dr. Jonathan B. B. Hart, Archbishop of the Internal Province of West Africa and the Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Liberia was on Sunday, March 3, 2019, named the 11th Primate and the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Anglican Church of the Province of West Africa (CPWA).At an elaborate ceremony held at Monrovia’s Trinity Cathedral up Broad Street, attended by many ecclesiastical, other dignitaries and Episcopalians from around the country, Archbishop Hart received the Primatial Cross, and was recognized the 11th person to occupy said position, which is the highest in the Anglican Church of the Province of West Africa.He succeeded the 10th Primate and Metropolitan Archbishop of the CPWA, the Most Rev. Prof. Daniel YinkahSarfo, Bishop of Kumasi.Among those in attendance were the Right Rev. James Y. Odico, Bishop of The Gambia, the Right Rev. Daniel Torto, Bishop of Accra, the Right Rev. Thomas I. Wilson, Bishop of Freetown, who preached the sermon for the occasion, Mother Wilson, and the Right Rev. Jacques Boston, Bishop of Guinea.The Episcopal Church of the United States was represented by the Rev. David Copley.In his remarks handing over to Archbishop Hart the Primatial Cross, the most Rev. Prof. YinkahSarfo, said that having served his full term as a Primate and Metropolitan Archbishop of the CPWA in accordance with the constitution of the CPWA,  it was his distinguished honor to turn it over to Archbishop Hart.“I hand over the Primatial Cross to you, the most Rev. Jonathan Bonaparte Baubu Hart, the incoming 11th Primate and Metropolitan Archbishop of the CPWA, in the name of the Father,the Son and the Holy Spirit,  amen,” Rev. Prof. Uinkahsarfo said.Following the transfer of the Primatial Cross to Archbishop Hart, Archbishop Sarfo pledged his support to the new Archbishop.Archbishop Sarfo told the congregation that he will do everything possible to support Archbishop Hart, because when he headed the CPWA. He was also supported by Archbishop Hart.In response, Archbishop Jonathan B. B Hart said the task ahead is “a challenge overseeing several dioceses and requires the support of all its members.” He called on everyone to support the work of the church in order to achieve its goal. He is expected to head the office for the next five years.Archbishop Hart has had a distinguished career. Not only is he the Episcopal bishop of Liberia. He is chair of the Board of Trustees of Cuttington University, and has also served as head of the Inter-Religious Council and president of the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC).He is a graduate of both Cuttington University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Divinity, and also of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, where he took the Master of Divinity degree.  He also holds an Honorary Doctorate degree (honoris causa) from the Cuttington University.In a welcome remarks at a Masonic Temple reception following Sunday’s colorful ceremony at Trinity Cathedral, the chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia, Counselor Seward Montgomery Cooper, Esq.,  recalled that in 1836, the first footsteps of the Episcopal/Anglican communion in Liberia were planted at Cavalla, Maryland County.By then, Maryland was not yet part of Liberia. According to him, Cavalla was in what was then the State of Maryland in Africa. “There was no bishop until 1851 when the Episcopal Church of the USA assigned one, and thus emerged what was named the Missionary District of Cape Palmas and Parts Adjacent,” he recalled.Bishop Browne aptly described the situation: “It [meaning the Liberian Diocese] was ecclesiastically based in the United States yet domiciled in Africa.” He reflected: “Though it was the vision of the founding fathers in 1836 that the mission should extend its religious influence to this region of Western Africa, yet this did not become a reality until 1982.”So three decades and seven years ago, Liberia became a full member of the Anglican Province of West Africa. Archbishop Browne became the sixth Primate of the Province and our chancellor, Brother J. Rudolph Grimes, as provincial chancellor, led the drafting of the Provincial Constitution and Canons.It may also be recalled that Liberia was the sixth national church to head of the Province of West Africa. On March 18, 1982, Liberia acquired full membership within the Province of West Africa.The Anglican Province of West Africa has two Internal Provinces. One Internal Province covers dioceses in Ghana, and the other covers dioceses in the Gambia, Guinea, Liberia Sierra Leone and Cameroun. Each Internal Province is headed by an Archbishop.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fort St. John man dies in Chetwynd rollover

first_imgA Fort St. John male is dead after a single vehicle rollover on Highway 29 this weekend.Chetwynd RCMP now say they and other emergency services attended the rollover scene at 10:15 p.m., Saturday.- Advertisement -They say the driver of a Dodge minivan was travelling north on the highway when he lost control of the vehicle, which then went into the ditch, rolling several times.Carey Raymond Hutchins was ejected from the minivan and declared dead at the scene.Police say they believe speed, alcohol and Hutchins’ not wearing a seatbelt were all factors in the incident.Anyone with information about the rollover is asked to contact the Chetwynd RCMP detachment at 250-788-9221 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.Advertisementlast_img read more

Tottenham transfer news: Formal bid to be made, defender wants Arsenal and more rumours

first_img 7 7 7 If Tottenham are to land their transfer targets in the January window, then they are going to have to make room in their squad somehow.This may mean Roberto Soldado, Aaron Lennon and Kyle Naughton’s Spurs careers will come to an end as manager Mauricio Pochettino aims to get a few more players he wants in.The club are in the hunt for a place in the Premier League top four as well as the FA and League Cup and the Europa League. Here, talkSPORT rounds up the latest rumours surrounding potential new arrivals at White Hart Lane.Click the arrow top right to see those players. 7 Kevin Mirallas: Tottenham to offer Lennon for Everton’s flavour of the month? Click the arrow to see more transfer rumours surrounding arrivals and departures at Spurs – There is nothing Mirallas can’t do right now, except score penalties and smile. The Everton attacker has 18 months left on his contract having joined from Olympiakos in 2012 for £6m and in 89 games for the Toffees the 27-year-old has scored 26 goals. According to the Telegraph, Everton explained any offer would be rejected having knocked back an enquiry from White Hart Lane about Mirallas’ availability. However, an Evening Standard story claims Aaron Lennon could be offered in part exchange and a formal bid may still be launched this month. Winston Reid: Hammers stopper will NOT sign a new deal! Click the arrow for more Spurs transfer gossip! – The Mirror claim that should Arsenal make an offer for Reid this month, then he wants to join. West Ham want £8m for their star stopper, but Arsenal were thinking more £4m-£5m, so if a deal cannot be agreed and he does remain at Upton Park until the summer, then Tottenham are willing to offer Reid a lot of money to move across London. Yevhen Konoplyanka: Dnipro to sell tricky winger rather than lose him for nothing. Click the arrow for more Spurs transfer gossip! – Konoplyanka is another left sided player Spurs have looked at, however, it is believed there are third-party ownership issues to get around in order to bring the Ukraine international to England. The winger is available for free in the summer, but his club Dnipro want to push a reported £7m deal through in the January window to avoid losing him for nothing. 7 7 Adrien Rabiot: PSG whizz-kid keen to join Spurs? Click the arrow for more Spurs transfer gossip! – Rabiot recently extended his contract in Paris on the condition he would be allowed to leave in January on loan in order to play more first team football. Laurent Blanc, his manager, would like him to stay and Rabiot has played in PSG’s last three games, but his agent – his mum Veronique – is getting a little bit annoyed with proceedings. French journalist Julien Laurens believes a deal could happen towards the end of the month. Roberto Soldado: Moyes’ Sociedad and Leverkusen want striker who doesn’t score. Click the arrow for more Spurs transfer gossip! – Soldado has been linked with both Bayer Leverkusen in Germany and Real Sociedad in Spain, but if the £26m striker did leave, that would leave manager Pochettino with just Emmanuel Adebayor and Harry Kane. Jay Rodriguez and Danny Ings are reported targets, but the former has suffered a setback in his return from a knee injury, while Burnley will fight to keep Ings at Turf Moor until the summer. Leverkusen striker Josip Drmic has been linked with a move away and the Express report a swap for Soldado is a possibility. 7 James McCarthy: Tottenham to make bid with Everton midfielder considering his position? Click the arrow for more Spurs transfer gossip! – Everton have apparently been promising Ireland midfielder McCarthy a new deal since the summer, but new terms have yet to be agreed. The 24-year-old is being looked by Spurs because of competition for their other target Morgan Schneiderlin. A summer bid may be more likely. Kyle Naughton: Defender prefers Swansea to Leicester – Swansea have the Wilfried Bony money to reinvest and have opened talks with Tottenham over the transfer of right-back Naughton. Leicester are keen, but the defender is keen on a move to the Liberty and a £4m deal is expected. Meanwhile, Juventus continue to lead the chase for Paulinho.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Donegal dealership seeks experienced Parts Advisor

first_imgJob Vacancy: A full-time position for an experienced and dynamic Parts Advisor or Manager has become available at a vehicle service company in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.Job Details: Full-time, PermanentRequired experience: Parts Management: 3 yearsAutoview or parts system experienceKey Responsibilities:Booking in and selling partsOrdering parts, ensuring stock levels and liaising with management.To develop and agree Parts Department Plans and Budgets to achieve sales and financial targets.To develop and agree annual sales and operating plans and budgets, to achieve agreed financial, market, productivity and resource control targets including:Create and agree the organisation and staffing for the Parts Department to ensure the efficient achievement of objective, including:Create and establish control systems for all departmental resources.Assess trends in all key indicators, agree corrective action and implement in a timely manner.Create, agree and implement sales, merchandisingTo ensure efficient and timely operation of administrative systems and operating procedures, including:a) Monthly stock orders delivered by the due dates.b) Completion of statistical reports by due dates.c) Invoicing of all parts.d) Stock Checks, Lost Sales, Stock Control, etc.Key Requirements:3 – 5 years of previous experience within a similar role.Excellent customer service skills.Ability to lead a team.Excellent communication skills.Team playerComputer literatureFull, clean driving licence.To apply for this role, email your CV to with Parts Advisor 110 in the subject line.Job Vacancy: Donegal dealership seeks experienced Parts Advisor was last modified: December 12th, 2017 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:jobletterkennyManagerParts AdvisorVacancylast_img read more


first_imgBY DONEGAL LADIES GAA: Hard luck to the Donegal Minor Ladies who suffered a defeat to Tyrone in the Ulster Minor A Final today in Monaghan Harps GAA Grounds.Final score 4-13 to 2-5. A sincere thank you to all the players and management team of Hugh Donnelly, Maureen O’ Donnell and Kelly Wilson for their hard work, commitment and dedication during the season and for representing Donegal with pride.Meanwhile the U14 Ladies had a successful day at the National Blitz in Kinnegad today as they beat Galway and Down but unfortunately Westmeath topped the group as they beat Donegal by 4pts. A good weekend was had by all and we congratulate the girls on their fine performances throughout the Season. A big thank you to their management team of Dermott Foy, Karen Houston and Pauric Mc Croary and team medics Fionnuala Gillespie and Martina Mc Gee. The girls will have a well deserved break from county football over the summer months but preparation is already underway for development squads which will start in September. DONEGAL LADIES GAA: MINORS LOST OUT IN ULSTER FINAL – U-14s IMPRESS IN BLITZ was last modified: May 20th, 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:DONEGAL LADIES GAA: MINORS LOST OUT IN ULSTER FINAL – U-14s IMPRESS IN BLITZlast_img read more

Letterkenny woman leads campaign for Organ Donor Awareness Week

first_imgLetterkenny mum Clíona Marley is one of the driving forces behind Organ Donor Awareness Week, having underwent a successful heart transplant in 2014.Her children Zoe, Féile and Mollie, also took part in the awareness campaign alongside broadcaster Claire Byrne.Zoe, Féile and Mollie Marley from Letterkenny with broadcaster Claire Byrne at the Mansion House in Dublin for the National Launch of Organ Donor Awareness Week 2018. Their Mother Clíona underwent a successful Heart Transplant in 2014.In 2017 Ireland recorded a record number of organ donors and transplants, which saw 311 transplants from 150 donors. Clíona Marley from Letterkenny and other Heart and Lung Transplant recipients representing the Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association at the National Launch of Organ Donor Awareness Week 2018 with Broadcaster Claire Byrne.Launching the awareness week, Minister of State for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne TD says: “I wish Organ Donor Awareness Week every success and want to thank everyone involved for their efforts in making this week possible.“I know the importance of this initiative in raising awareness nationally, ultimately resulting in more people getting the all-important call that an organ match has been found for them.”Claire Byrne (Broadcaster) and Mollie Marley from LetterkennyLetterkenny woman leads campaign for Organ Donor Awareness Week was last modified: March 30th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:gift of lifeOrgan Donor Awareness Weeklast_img read more

Fortuna Huskies outlast Arcata Tigers in 10-round penalty shootout to win H-DN tournament

first_imgFortuna >> With each shootout round that came and went, the pressure continued to build.That meant the possibility of Fortuna goalkeeper Cris Licona having to take a penalty instead of trying to stop one started to become something more than just a wild idea.Luckily, one of his captains made sure that never happened.Licona’s third and final save in what proved to be a thrilling 10-round penalty shootout was followed by Juan Patino’s game-winning shot from the spot, as the Fortuna boys soccer …last_img read more

Time to check for cold weather injury in wheat

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Now is the time for growers to check their wheat crops to see if last month’s cold snap injured susceptible plants, a field crops expert in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University said.Because temperatures hit near or below freezing during the week of April 20 in some parts of Ohio, wheat growers may consider checking their crops for potential injury, said Laura Lindsey, a soybean and small grains specialist with Ohio State University Extension.Depending on the wheat’s growth stage and how cold the temperatures were, some plants could have been hurt by the freeze, Lindsey said, noting that the later the growth stage of the plant, the more potential for damage.“As wheat greens up, the plants are more susceptible to damage in freezing temperatures, especially after jointing,” she said. “Based on observations and reports we’ve received from some growers with concerns about the cold and its impact on their wheat crops, we think maybe 3 to 5% of fields may have sustained injury in Ohio.”Statewide, most wheat is between Feekes growth stage 5, or green-up, and Feekes growth stage 6, or jointing, Lindsey said. For plants at Feekes growth stage 6, exposure to temperatures below 24 degrees for at least two hours can cause injury, she said.“The damage to the plant is the most severe when the wheat is at the boot and heading growth stage,” Lindsey said. “Growers whose crops have experienced significant damage still have time to consider whether it would be more advantageous to get rid of the wheat crop and plant soybeans instead.”Signs of wheat injury include discoloration and deformation, she said. For example, on plants in between Feekes growth stages 6 and 8, leaves and stems on freeze-damaged plants become twisted and turn light green or yellow with death of the leaf tips, Lindsey said.“At Feekes 8, the emerging flag leaf appears yellow or dead instead of being a normal healthy green color,” she said. “Secondary unaffected tillers will still develop and produce grain, but those tillers with damaged growing points will stop growing and will not produce a head.”last_img read more