Press release: Malthouse launches £8.5 million fund to help communities deliver discounted homes

first_img Social media – MHCLG Media enquiries Supporting volunteers who are passionate about building more of the homes we need in their communities is something I’m fully behind, and I want to see far more people getting involved across England. This funding is on top of the £26 million already available to help get neighbourhood plans over the line, which act as powerful tools for communities to be involved in the planning of their local area – providing different housing types for those who need new homes. Discounted homes are properties built for people to buy at affordable rates, allowing them to secure mortgages in areas of the country where they are currently locked out of the market by high prices. For example, a 3-bed home from the Cornwall Community Land Trust was recently sold at a discount for local people, for a price of £160,000, which is compared to an average property price in the county of over £230,000.The funds launched today forms part of a wider package of measures and targeted investment to produce more homes, building on ongoing government action to achieve a system which delivers 300,000 properties a year by the mid 2020s.Further informationThe new funds can be applied for via our third-party support provider Locality.Last year the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government launched a support package totalling £26 million for communities seeking to prepare and adopt a neighbourhood plan. Today’s £8.5 million is in addition to this, acting as a pilot for the specific delivery of discounted homes.The pilot project will run from 13 May 2019 to 31 March 2022. Government will review the outcomes of the pilot in January 2020 to inform arrangements for future years. Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclg 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 Office address and general enquiries If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. A multi-million-pound support package to deliver thousands of discounted homes was launched by Housing Minister Kit Malthouse MP today (Saturday 11 May 2019).Volunteer groups will be able to apply from Monday for between £10,000 and £50,000 to help identify suitable sites for discounted homes, get planning permission for them and to provide other technical support.Further free specialist advice and guidance will also be made available for those who participate in the pilot.The government will be making £8.5 million available for the 3 year pilot project which will help provide cut-price homes for younger people and families in need of housing, through locally-led neighbourhood plans.Minister of State for Housing, Kit Malthouse MP, said: Email [email protected] Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 Contact form https://forms.communit…last_img read more

World Changers Have Olympia Ties

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Opportunity to read more about them(Olympia, Wash.)  What’s the connection between Olympia and the construction of the 1776-foot tall One World Trade Center building at Ground Zero in New York?  You might be surprised (and you’ll find out if you read on).“We all have our perspective on what’s not working, whether the topic is politics, media, the environment, or the economy,” says Michael Zimmerman, Evergreen’s academic dean and provost.  “The newest Evergreen Magazine offers a different focus. It highlights what is working and tells the stories of people with ties to Olympia — Greeners with inspiring stories, who simply make the world better.”The magazine celebrates 40 years of The Evergreen State College and includes profiles of leaders with Olympia connections, including Evergreen alumni at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, The Nature Conservancy, The Washington State Court of Appeals, and the US Agency for International Development, among others.Ranging from business and non-profit innovators to environmental, health and civil rights advocates, the magazine highlights some of the contributions of the 40,000 alumni of The Evergreen State College.The stories can be found  online at http://www.evergreen.edu/magazine/2011fall/home.One of the stories is about Dan Tishman of Tishman Construction (Evergreen Class of 1977), the construction managers for One World Trade Center as well as WTC Towers 3 and 4 and a host of other iconic projects in the United States and around the world. Tishman also chairs the board of trustees of the Natural Resources Defense Council and has become an international leader in green building.“Liberal arts education develops the ability to think critically, act creatively, and integrate information from many perspectives,” says Zimmerman. “This is what a rapidly changing world requires, and the Evergreen alumni featured in our latest magazine are putting those capabilities to work in amazing ways.”Past issues of the Evergreen Magazine focused on themes including business and entrepreneurship, science and medicine, food, media and technology, politics and public service, the environment, and more.  These are also available online at http://www.evergreen.edu/magazine/archives.htm.The Evergreen State College is a nationally recognized public liberal arts college located in Olympia, Washington. The college is noted for its unique interdisciplinary approach, strong student/faculty engagement, narrative evaluations and student-centered curriculum. Evergreen is one of America’s 373 Best Colleges (Princeton Review), America’s Best Buys (Fiske Guides), Colleges That Change Lives (www.ctcl.org) and top “green” schools (Sierra Magazine). The college is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in the 2011-12 academic year. Find Evergreen on the web at www.evergreen.edu or http://admissions.evergreen.edu.last_img read more

Hawks, Desert Dogs fighting to stay alive in KIJHL Conference Finals

first_imgThe Beaver Valley Nitehawks hope to use home ice to extend the Kootenay Conference Final Playoff Series Tuesday in Fruitvale.The Hawks currently trail Kimberley Dynamiters 3-1 in the best-of-seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Conference Final after posting a 4-3 double-overtime win Sunday in the Bavarian City.Mitch Foyle scored his second of the game on the power play in extra time to send the series back to the West Kootenay. Kimberley jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the series after posting two surprising wins in the Hawks’ Nest — 3-2 in overtime and 6-3.Sunday, Beaver Valley was able to solve Kimberley netiminder Tyson Brouwer, who has stymied the Hawks through the first three games of the series — despite the Hawks out shooting the Nitros in every game.Beaver Valley holds a 148-90 shots advantage in four games.Game time Tuesday is 7 p.m. in the Hawks’s Nest.If a Game six is needed, it will be played Wednesday in Kimberley.In the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference Final between Osoyoos and Kamloops, the Storm leads the series 3-1 with Game five Tuesday in the South Okanagan.last_img read more

SA’s growth potential ‘underestimated’

first_img5 July 2012 South Africa has great growth potential compared to most countries, but people underestimate it, Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus said on Wednesday night.“We have a lot going for us … We have the ability to be a haven for people who need it,” she said at a function in Sandton, Johannesburg.“South Africa is a place for real growth opportunity … and right now in terms of inflows … almost R55-billion has come in.”In comparison, Europe was not growing and this could affect South Africa as 29 percent of its manufactured goods was exported there. If Europe stops buying, South Africa suffers, she said.Proper leadership was needed to maintain and improve South Africa’s growth so as to not follow in the footsteps of Europe and other declining economies.“Many people think leadership is a position … or office or title. It’s none of those.“Leadership isn’t someone at the top of the tree. Leadership is each one of us … when you serve the whole, you serve yourself.”She noted that a lot needed to done to build the future citizens wanted for themselves and the country.“The future is what we envision and what we work towards,” said the governor.“Yes we have challenges … but we have created jobs. It’s just not at the level you want.”The more businesses strove for knowledge and skills, the better South Africa would be.“The outcome is determined by what we do.”Training and “maintaining” youth was important, she said, as young people were turned away by employers because they lacked experience.“We have to get people working, give them experience and help them get their foot in the door.”Sapalast_img read more

Mayweather outpunches McGregor in latter rounds

first_imgREAD: Mayweather stops McGregor in 10th roundMayweather, who upped his record to 50-0, was also the more accurate puncher landing 170 of his 320 throws for a 53 percent clip and even his power punches, 152-of-261, were so accurate at 58 percent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMcGregor managed to land 111 of his total 430 punches but connected just 84 of his 332 power strikes.Interestingly, McGregor, who was stopped midway through the 10th, landed more punches in this fight than Manny Pacquiao did against Mayweather in their 2015 showdown which went the distance. View comments Pacquiao, as per Compubox, landed just 81 punches in 12 rounds.RELATED VIDEO SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Floyd Mayweather Jr. hits Conor McGregor in a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have been on the receiving end of Conor McGregor’s punches in the early rounds, but “Money” scored when it mattered the most.After McGregor outpunched Mayweather, 51-40, in the first five rounds, boxing’s former pound-for-pound king turned the tables on the Irishman, landing 130 punches as compared to the Notorious’ 60 from the sixth to the 10th round, as per Compubox.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next I’m finished says Mayweather after McGregor rout4K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Pacquiao commends McGregor, Mayweatherlast_img read more

Holm aiming for upset of Justino, 2nd title belt at UFC 219

first_imgJust over two years after Holm (11-3) won the UFC bantamweight title with a jaw-dropping stoppage of Ronda Rousey, Holm is a big underdog when she steps into the T-Mobile Arena cage in Las Vegas to take her shot at Justino (18-1) for the featherweight belt.Justino seems unbeatable. The Brazilian hasn’t lost since her MMA debut in 2005, and she has honed a physical, pounding style that no fighters have solved — or even survived to the bell in any fight since 2008.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderBut Rousey seemed equally unbeatable when she entered the cage with Holm in Australia — and the whole world saw what happened when Holm kicked Rousey in the head.“I think there are similarities with the feeling of it,” said Holm, who also had her share of impressive wins as a professional boxer before entering MMA. “I think that because I’ve done it more than once now, in boxing and (more prominently) with Ronda, to be the underdog and come in, I think that people think, ‘Oh, OK, well, Holly is capable of doing some things.’ But I feel like there’s more of a curiosity behind it. Not necessarily just thinking I can’t do it, but kind of, ‘Hmm, I wonder if she’s going to do it this time.’” Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The UFC is hoping that plenty of people are wondering what will happen when the promotion wraps up an eventful 2017 with its traditional end-of-the-year show in its hometown.The UFC 219 card also includes the long-awaited return of lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0), who hasn’t fought all year and has been in the cage only three times since April 2014. The Dagestan-born Russian, who missed weight for a much-anticipated bout with new lightweight champion Tony Ferguson in March, will take on Brazil’s Edson Barboza.The pay-per-view portion of the card begins with the return of popular welterweight Carlos Condit, who will take on durable veteran Neil Magny.Justino has won eight straight fights by stoppage, most in brutal fashion. Only her use of performance-enhancing drugs has slowed Justino’s dominance of her division and the women’s sport in general, particularly since she finally joined the UFC last year.“I think Holly is a great fighter for me, because she’s a big name, too,” Justino said. “She has a lot of fights, a lot of experience. I think it would be a great fight.”ADVERTISEMENT While Justino would be the favorite in any bout, Holm is intriguing because of her highs and her lows.She stopped Rousey with that vicious head kick and earned instant fame beyond her sport, but then she followed up with three consecutive defeats, including a lackluster decision loss to Germaine de Randamie in February for the inaugural women’s UFC featherweight title.When de Randamie gave up the belt rather than fight Justino in her first defense, Justino claimed the strap with a win over Tonya Evinger in July. Holm ended her skid with a stoppage of Bethe Correia in June and then booked her second shot at the featherweight title.While Holm could make MMA history with a win over Justino to claim a belt in her second weight class, this fight also presents a chance for Justino to beat the most famous female fighter aside from Rousey, whose career appears to be over one year after her comeback loss to Amanda Nunes.Holm and Justino are both accomplished strikers with polished punching skills, so it won’t be a surprise if this bout is contested on the feet. Holm’s style appears to give her a chance against Justino, who hasn’t faced many strikers with Holm’s ability.And while Holm is the underdog, she is determined to enjoy her chance to become a two-belt champion.“It’s not just any fight card in Vegas,” Holm said. “It’s the last fight card of the year, and it’s a busy time in Vegas. I feel like there’s going to be a lot of energy, and my whole thought is just to take all that energy in and just live in it and be in the moment.” /cbb Holly Holm of the United States reacts after knocking out Bethe Correia of Brazil during their UFC women’s bantamweight event at the UFC Fight Night in Singapore on June 17, 2017. AFPHolly Holm has already shocked the sports world with one upset victory over a seemingly unbeatable mixed martial arts champion.She sees no reason she couldn’t do it again when she faces Cris “Cyborg” Justino in the main event of UFC 219 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Belo to the rescue Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Booker overcomes tough night to rally Suns past Kings

first_imgRead Next Zach Randolph scored 14 points, Bogdan Bogdanovic had 13 and four others scored 12 apiece for the Kings.Sacramento, which beat Cleveland 109-95 on Wednesday, fell to 2-22 when trailing after three quarters.Phoenix closed the first quarter on a 14-2 run and Warren scored six consecutive points in the second to help the Suns to a 55-46 halftime lead. Warren made his first six shots and had 15 points in the first half.“I’m really impressed with T.J.’s game,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. “He picks his spots out on the court and says, ’I’m just bigger than you,” and then he shoots up over the top.”After Sacramento closed within 71-68 on Hill’s two free throws midway through the third, Isaiah Canaan hit a 3-pointer and scored on a layup, and Troy Daniels added a 3 to push Phoenix’s lead to 10.DEFENDING Z-BORandolph scored 11 points in the fourth quarter to rally Sacramento past Phoenix when the two teams played at Golden1 Center on Dec. 12 but was shut out over the final 12 minutes this time around while being defended most of the night by Chriss. “Zach is a beast and we know that,” Triano said. “We need to make him work for every single touch, and Marquese did that.”TIP-INSSuns: Chriss, the Sacramento native who was drafted eighth overall by the Kings in 2016 and traded that night to Phoenix, shot 5 of 6 and made all three of his 3-point attempts. … Chandler was called for a technical while on the bench in the third quarter. Josh Jackson picked up a technical in the second. . Booker missed six of his first eight shots and had one blocked.Kings: Skal Labissiere made his 13th start of the season and first since Dec. 14 after sitting out the previous three games because of coach’s decision. . Vince Carter, who scored a season-high 24 points against Cleveland on Wednesday, did not play. View comments MOST READ UP NEXTSuns: Returns to Phoenix to play Philadelphia on Sunday.Kings: Host Memphis on Sunday. Raptors suspend Ibaka after incident with team staff member Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closedcenter_img 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Booker scored 13 of his 26 points over the final five minutes, Warren added a double-double and Phoenix came back to beat the Sacramento Kings 111-101 on Friday night.Booker missed nine games with a left adductor strain before returning to score 32 against Memphis on Tuesday. He wasn’t as crisp against the Kings, shooting 9 of 25 from the field, but helped rally the Suns with his late scoring flurry that keyed a 17-4 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“Both of us are just natural scorers but in different ways,” Booker said of he and Warren. “Teams usually have one really good defender and sometimes they put it on me, sometimes they put it on him, and the other player gets to attack. It’s a good 1-2 punch.”Warren had 26 points and 10 rebounds, Marquese Chriss added 14 points and seven rebounds while Tyson Chandler had six points and 11 rebounds for the Suns. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) reacts after hitting a three-point shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Phoenix coach Jay Triano’s decision to move Devin Booker to point guard late in the fourth quarter worked out perfectly for the struggling Suns.A big night from T.J. Warren helped too, especially when Booker’s own shot was off most of the game.ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES Triano said he put Booker at point guard to free him up more in Phoenix’s offense.“I think he’s going to take over anyway, and we want him to do that,” Triano said. “The idea is to put shooters around him and you could see how much space there was on the floor when (Troy Daniels) is on the floor and T.J.’s scoring the way that he was.”Phoenix led most of the game but fell behind early in the fourth after Sacramento scored nine consecutive points to go up 97-93.Booker brought the Suns back and scored the final seven points for Phoenix, including a layup past 7-footer Willie Cauley-Stein, a buzzer-beating 15-footer and a 3-pointer.“He’s a special player,” Chandler said. “You can see it. Just some players that come into this league that just have it. They’re far and few in between, and he’s one of those players.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Djokovic sub Murray ring rusty on return

first_imgThe 30-year-old Scot was last seen in action in his loss to Sam Querrey in Wimbledon and then shut down the season after that to recover from a niggling hip injury.Murray moved gingerly on the court and clearly showed the rust physically, although he never clutched his back or showed any overt signs of still carrying the injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderRefusing to run down several balls in the opening few games, he was more competitive towards the end, the highlight being a 12 minute 15 second battle to hold his serve at 1-5 down.However, the damage was already done as he lost his first two service games to go 0-4 down at one stage. Andy Murray of Great Britain returns the ball to Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2017 match in Abu Dhabi, on December 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NEZAR BALOUTAndy Murray made his comeback from a nearly five months injury layoff, losing a one-set match to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship on Friday.The former world number one, winner of three Grand Slam titles, lost 6-2 after filling in for Novak Djokovic, who was a late withdrawal Friday after a recurrence of pain in his right elbow.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bucks edge Thunder on controversial Antetokounmpo basket Murray did not speak to the media, but told the court-side commentator: “Obviously I made a slow start and Roberto is one of the best players in the world.“When you haven’t competed for a while, it takes time to get up to that pace. I started to feel a bit better towards the end but I need to keep improving for sure.“It was nice to be able to play. I was just planning on stopping here for a couple of days on the way to Australia to get some practice in with the guys.“But obviously it was unfortunate that Novak was not able to play and I was here so I agreed to play a set and obviously I am happy to be able to come out here and play in front of everyone.”South African world No14 Kevin Anderson continued his impressive run of form, dispatching world No5 Dominic Thiem 7-6 (6), 6-4 in one hour and 32 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The US Open runner-up this year will meet Bautista Agut in the final Saturday after the Spaniard benefited from Djokovic’s late withdrawal from the tournament.The former world No1 Djokovic, winner of 12 Grand Slam titles, was expected to make his comeback after nearly five months of layoff due to an elbow injury, but felt pain in the same spot while practicing and withdrew.Anderson and Thiem traded one break each in the first set before the powerful service game of the tall South African helped him hold sway over the Austrian.Winner of all their three previous head-to-head matches on the ATP Tour, Anderson then broke Thiem in the opening game of the second set, and that proved decisive in the end.In the match to decide the fifth-sixth place, Russia’s Andrey Rublev beat Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4, 6-2.The highlight of what has traditionally been a men’s exhibition tournament will be the comeback match of the former women’s No1 Serena Williams on Saturday. The 36-year-old American, the most successful player in the history of women’s tennis with 23 grand slam titles, plays the reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in a match scheduled to be held before the men’s final.Williams was last seen in action winning the Australian Open this January. She then took a sabbatical and to give birth to her first child, Alexis Olympia, in September. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Read Nextlast_img read more

Balkman gets ‘chance for ‘redemption’ with Alab stint

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “Five years to the day I did something that I regret and I learned a valuable lesson from it.”READ: Balkman returns to Philippine basketball as Alab import FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderBalkman was banned for life from the PBA after he shoved game officials and teammates Ronald Tubid and Arwind Santos when Petron faced Alaska on March 8, 2013.The former New York Knick then choked Santos in a heated display of frustration as the 2013 MVP tried to pacify the situation. Puerto Rico’s forward Renaldo Balkman reacts during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships group B match Croatia vs Puerto Rico at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes in Sevilla on September 4, 2014. AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLERAs Renaldo Balkman looks to restart his career in Philippine basketball, the Puerto Rican international brings along lessons he learned five years ago when he was still in the PBA.“Thankful for another opportunity to do what I to do,” said Balkman, who will suit up for Alab Pilipinas in the Asean Basketball League, in a message reposted by team owner Charlie Dy on his Instagram account.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Halep, Sharapova off to flying 2018 starts BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq LATEST STORIES Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed View comments “Always remember to keep your composure and to be the best role model you can be, now I finally have a chance for redemption.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READlast_img read more

Raonic upset by De Minaur in 2nd round at Brisbane

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Milos Raonic of Canada plays a shot in his match against Alex De Minaur of Australia during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)BRISBANE, Australia — Former champion Milos Raonic lost in straight sets to 18-year-old Alex De Minaur in a second-round upset Wednesday at the Brisbane International.Raonic, who won the Brisbane title in 2016 and reached the Wimbledon final that year, struggled to find rhythm with his usually booming serve in a 6-4, 6-4 loss to the Australian wildcard entry.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City De Minaur pressured Raonic with his relentless service returns and only dropped serve once — when serving for the match at 5-2 in the second — en route to the biggest win of his career.The win put De Minaur into a quarterfinal match against American qualifier Michael Mmoh, who upset No. 8-seeded Mischa Zverev 6-2, 5-7, 6-4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderNick Kyrgios was the first into the men’s quarterfinals, overcoming a knee problem to outlast fellow Australian Matthew Ebden 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-2.Third-seeded Kyrgios called for a medical timeout after nine games and had further treatment two games later to have his left knee taped. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues MOST READ 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communitiescenter_img LATEST STORIES Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed LeBron older than 93 percent of active NBA players but insists he’s still ‘fresh’ Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ His movement appeared to be hampered but he still had too much for Ebden and set up a quarterfinal match against former Brisbane International runner-up Alexandr Dolgopolov, who beat Horacio Zeballos 6-1, 6-2.Elina Svitolina advanced to the women’s quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-1 second-round win over Croatia’s Ana Konjuh.The third-seeded Svitolina, who won five WTA titles last year and peaked at No. 3, will next play fifth-seeded Johanna Konta.Kaia Kanepi beat Lesia Tsurenko 6-4, 6-3 and qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich rallied for a 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 win over Anett Kontaveit to set up a quarterfinal match against Alize Cornet.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more