Without Blatche, Clarkson for Gilas, SBP ‘thought best not to send’ for Asian Games

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Clarkson first had to get clearance from the Cleveland Cavaliers, his mother team, and the NBA to be able to get a chance to play in with the Philippines in the Asian Games.Those clearances, however, are just some of the requirements for Clarkson to play in the Asian Games as the SBP still has to make a petition to the Olympic Council of Asia to include the Cavalier in the final lineup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vargas’ words echoed what Yeng Guiao thought was the reason why SBP decided to back out of the competition.“If we can’t form a competitive team, why must we embarrass ourselves if we will go unprepared and not equipped,” said Guiao Thursday night shortly after the withdrawal was announced.READ: Failure to form competitive Asiad team led to SBP pullout, says Guiao“I want to bring a team that can compete and we can be proud of. In the process of completing the lineup there were doubts on whether we can really compete with the players requested.”Vargas said Clarkson’s eligibility for the Asian Games was still in limbo almost a month after the deadline for the lineups passed on June 30.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ FILE – POC chief Ricky Vargas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhilippine Olympic Committee President Ricky Vargas said the lack of players to form a competitive lineup was what prompted the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to back out of the 2018 Asian Games.Vargas, who is also the PBA Board chairman, said they could not secure the services of naturalized center Andray Blatche and Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson to bolster Rain or Shine’s core for the Jakarta games.ADVERTISEMENT Failure to form competitive Gilas team led to SBP Asiad pullout, says Guiao ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “The PBA was ready to lend to the SBP, the problem was there was no Blatche, no Clarkson,” said Vargas in a conference call with the media at PBA office on Thursday. “Those are two important pieces to the puzzle.”READ: SBP makes U-turn, withdraws from Asian GamesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter 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’“They [the SBP] thought best not to send.”Vargas admitted that the SBP decision was an “unpopular” one “but they had to make the decision.” LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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Over 500 youths incarcerated, 22.9% unemployed – President

first_imgBy Leah HernandesThe high rate of social ills in Guyana’s youthful population, especially the incarceration and unemployment of young people, is expected to be reduced significantly in the coming years as the Government of Guyana launches its Youth Corps.The aim of the Youth Corps is to eradicate unemployment and ultimately the incarceration of young people via education, empowerment, equality, and employment.This was disclosed by President David Granger, who was at the time delivering the feature address at the much-anticipated launching ceremony at the Kuru Kuru, Linden-Soesdyke Highway on Thursday.During his address, the President acknowledged that Guyana’s youthful population, over the past years, has been plagued by a number of difficulties especially with the incarceration of over 500 youths.“We acknowledged that the dropout rates from primary and secondary schools; the migration rate of university graduates; the rate of teenage pregnancies and the rate of youth incarceration – with more than 500 young people within our prisons and correctional institutions . These rates must be reduced and if possible, eliminated ….Youth unemployment, as at December 2017, stood at 22.9 per cent. One in every three young persons, between the ages of 15 and 24, is not in education, employment, or in training (NEET). This is an unacceptable situation,” the President stated.The unveiled plaque commemorating the eventHe, nevertheless, reassured students and other young people that with the launch of the Guyana Youth Corps and the guidance of the national youth policy, their talents would be boosted and opportunities for self-actualization widened, noting that overall this would contribute to national development.“This vision emphasises the four cornerstones of our national youth policy – education, equality, empowerment and employment. The energy of young people is evident everywhere. Their enthusiasm and exuberance cannot be restrained or repressed. The Corps will amplify their talents and expand the opportunities for self-actualisation,” the Head of State said.Meanwhile, Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton, during his brief remarks, reiterated that the Youth Corps was geared at enhancing the lives of young Guyanese and showed Government’s commitment to strengthening the country’s youthful population.President David Granger (centre) and Government Ministers pose for a picture with students of the Kuru Kuru Training Centre“As we launch the Guyana Youth Corps, a comprehensive initiative geared at enhancing the lives of young Guyanese by encouraging them to take charge of their future throughout the length and breadth of Guyana. Since taking office in 2015, your government had strengthened and pioneered to educate and empower you, the youths of this country,” Dr George said.The Guyana Youth Corps was first established on January 1, 1968 as a means of solving the youth unemployment problem. It operated for seven years, during which time, approximately 1200 youths benefited from the programme. The Youth Corps was then absorbed by the National Service on January 1, 1975, which itself was dismantled in 2000.Under the new programme, youths will be trained for one year. The levels of training will include apprenticeship, traineeship and internship, and the programme will span all 10 Administrative Regions. However, the main office and campus will be at the Kuru Kuru Training Centre.The auspicious event was commemorated by the unveiling of a plaque and was graced by the presence of Government Ministers, including Education Minister Nicolette Henry, Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock, and Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton among others.last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: ST MICHAEL’S MEMBER THOMAS O’DONNELL OFFICIATES HIS FIRST GAME

first_imgSt. Michael’s NotesAll County League Both St. Michael’s were  at home to Glenswilly on Saturday evening last at the Bridge in the All County League Division 1.The Reserves put on a good performance to win on a scoreline of St. Michael’s 1-9 Glenswilly 0-11.The St. Michael’s Team was Dean Fleming, Patrick McFadden, Jamie Hunter, Peter Sweeney, Ruairi Friel, Paul Creamer, Daniel Doak, Paul Baird, Lorcan McDaid, John McFadden, Stephen Coyle, Dara McCarry, Keelan McGee, Raymond McLaughlin, Hugh O’Donnell.The seniors also won putting on a fine display to defeat Glenswilly on a scoreline of St. Michael’s 1-8 Glenswilly 0-8, to record their first victory in the league. Both teams are at home to Bundoran on this Sunday the 17th April with the Throw Ins at 1.30pm and 3pm.The St Michael’s team and scorers were: Dean McColgan; Stephen Black, Stephen Doak, James Henry Alcorn; Liam Paul Ferry, Michael Gallagher, Chris McElhinney; Ciaran Kelly, Ciaran Gallagher, Michael Langan (0-2), Lee Carr (0-4, 2f), Michael Cannon; Andrew Kelly (0-2, 2f), Oisin Langan, Brian McLaughlin. Subs: Odhran McFadden for O Langan (black card 33) Loran McDaid for C Kelly (35), Raymond McLaughlin (1-0) for Black (45).St. Michael’s Mini LottoThere was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday Night last; The numbers drawn were 3,8,10.11,13,16.  There were one Match 5 winner, Declan Pyper Letterkenny who won €100;.  This weeks Jackpot be €3200. The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia, Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much appreciated.Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook .St. Michael’s Bingo Session 1st Birthday Special The winner of the €100 on the 5th at the Bingo Session in the Massinass Community Centre on Sunday night last was Collette McColgan Creeslough, The winner of the €100 on the 9th game was Aoife Carolan Magheramena.This months 50 Club Winners were: €65 Grace Nelis Creeslough, €35 Mary Haughton Massinass, €25 Anne Marie Kelly Creesloughbeg.To celebrate the First Anniversary of its move to Creeslough; St. Michael’s Bingo Night in Massinass Hall 1st Birthday Special takes place on this Sunday night the 17th April at 8pm.Every House €1000 if you check on 45 numbers or less with the Lucky Number in the Panel. Every House €500 if you check on 45 numbers or less with the lucky number called in that game.Every house New Car if you check on 45 Numbers or less with the Lucky number in the Panel and also called in the first five numbers of that game.The Magic Number from 1 to 90 is drawn out every Sunday night before the bingo begins.  In addition every House winner will receive a free entry to the weekly lotto, this weeks Jackpot is €3200.  The single book is €8, Double, Double Book €12, Sheet €2. Bingo continues every Sunday evening at 8pm in the Massinass Community Centre.Well Done Well done to Thomas O’Donnell who had his first outing as a Club Referee last weekend.St. Michael’s Lotto RotaThe names for the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto Rota for this Saturday night the 16th April Liam McElhinney and Mickey McFadden, Creeslough Rose Baird. 23rd April Dunfanaghy Cairns Witherow and Eamon McGinley, Creeslough/Shandon Joe Horan.SOS for Photographs! Nicola is currently gathering photographs for the clubhouse. If anyone has ANY team photographs from winning senior, reserve, u21 or any underage teams in league/championship/Gaeltacht she would really appreciate if you let her know. All hard copies of the photos will be returned to you safely once we make a copy of them or likewise photos can be emailed to secretary.stmichaels.donegal@gaa.ie Please spread the word as the team photos required date back to 1967!! All help with this little project would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone.Club GearMichael Murphy Sports & Leisure is now stocking St Michaels club gear in children and adult sizes.Initials can be embroidered on tops if requested in the shop.St. Michael’s Minor BoardU14sSt Michael ‘s U14s got their first win of the season against Milford thanks to a good team performance.Training now takes place every FRIDAY evening at the Bridge @7pm. The bus is €3 and leaves Creeslough at 6.30pm.U16s Matches for the U 16s does not take place until after the Junior Cert Exams in June. Players will be advised when training commences by the manager –Martin.Minors The Minors are at home to Buncranna in the Northern Board Quarter Final on Wednesday the 13th April at 6.30pm at the Bridge. Please come out and support the boys.Parish League The St. Michael’s Parish League continues this Sunday at the Bridge from 4.30pm until 6pm.  We still need volunteers please for help in the tea rooms, on the gate, with refereeing and coaching .Any donations of home baking or Sandwiches would be greatly appreciated.On gate this week is Margaret Harkin and in tea rooms are Marissa Roarty and Anne Marie Harkin.Well DoneWell Done to Marcella Dolan and Ciara McGarvey who were on the County U-14 team that defeated Down in Down last Sunday on a scoreline of Donegal 6-14 Down 2-3.GAA NEWS: ST MICHAEL’S MEMBER THOMAS O’DONNELL OFFICIATES HIS FIRST GAME was last modified: April 12th, 2016 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:GAASportSt Michaelslast_img read more

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BARRATTS CLOSES DOWN AT TEMPEST STORE

first_imgBARRATTS Shoes based at the Tempest Store in Letterkenny closes for the final time this evening.However the Tempest Store itself is not affected by the move.Responding to rumours that the main outlet was also closing its doors, manager Michelle Yeates told donegaldaily.com: “Barratts closes this evening. We have purchased all the stock and we will trade from that area of the store as normal. “Rumours about Tempest itself closing are just not true. Tempest will close at 9pm this evening all right – but it will be open again tomorrow morning at 9.30am with 70% off many items across the store!”Barratts is in administration and is rolling out closures across Ireland and the UK.The Letterkenny staff have all been paid redundancy.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com BARRATTS CLOSES DOWN AT TEMPEST STORE was last modified: January 13th, 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:barratts shoesTempest Letterkennylast_img read more

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Echo Labs debuts a wearable medical lab on your wrist

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Amanda Razani How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Follow the Puck A small startup company, Echo Labs, is working to integrate a new level of health monitoring into wearable technology.Echo Labs provides health care organizations with analytics to allow for better care of their patients, decrease hospital admissions, and reduce spending. Its first generation wearable offers health information by creating continuous vital sign tracking.See Also:  Samsung skips robots to focus on health wearablesThe company is now working on its newest device. The company states that the new tracker will be able to determine what’s going on inside the bloodstream, which is a first for wrist-based wearables.  The tracker utilizes optical sensors and spectrometry to measure and analyze blood composition and flow. It also monitors heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and full blood gas panels.The company explains that the band measures blood content with a light and a proprietary algorithm. Basically, it sends electromagnetic waves through human tissue, and then measures the reflection of varying light frequencies in order to find the concentration of molecules in the blood.“The wearable and sensor are the gateway to understanding the state of the body at any point in time. We can identify deterioration 3 to 5 days before it happens,” the company states.The “glucose problem” could be solved soonAccording to Echo Labs’ Co-Founder, Elad Ferber, the algorithm is strong enough to continuously measure blood composition, whether a wearer is running or sitting. He also believes his team can crack the glucose problem in a few years.Pierre-Jean Cobut, also a Co-Founder, and Ferber began their company three years ago after meeting at Stanford business school. Their team consists of top medical researchers and experts in biological signals acquisition & analysis, machine learning, and statistical signal processing.“We wanted to provide users with real insights, with things that they can act on,” explains Cobut.center_img Tags:#Echo Labs#Internet of Things#IoT#medical lab#wearable Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Related Posts last_img read more

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Ceres resumes champs league bid vs Yangon

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH 3×3 needs more points Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Questions abound the Busmen’s sharpness as they have not played together since the Paulino Alcantara Cup last September.“It is going to be a real test,” said Serbian coach Risto Vidakovic, who has eight players coming off a stint with the national team in the AFC Asian Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesCeres beat Yangon United over two legs in the AFC Cup zonal semifinals last year, but the Burmese side added another goal-scoring threat in Brazilian midfielder Vinicius Miller to pair up with Seykou Sylla upfront.“The new players are very good, but we have to work on playing together to achieve many things this season,” said Bienvenido Maranon, who is coming off an injury. BACOLOD CITY—Philippines Football League champion Ceres-Negros chases history anew as it clashes with Yangon United of Myanmar on Tuesday night in the AFC Champions League preliminary round at Panaad Stadium here.The Busmen, who fell one win short of reaching the group stage of Asia’s most prestigious club competition last season in a run that included a stunning upset of Brisbane Roar of Australia, are bracing for a tough outing against the Burmese champions in the 7 p.m. kickoff.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woeslast_img read more

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Central Bureau of Investigation files FIR in Narsingh Yadav dope case

first_imgThe Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday registered a case in the alleged dope issue of grappler wrestler Narsingh Yadav for a detailed probe.The case was registered by the CBI on the request of the Haryana government and further notification from the government of India, said a CBI officer.The CBI had taken over the case from the Haryana Police which had filed an FIR on July 27.The case has been registered under Sections 328 (causing hurt by means of poison, etc., with intent to commit an offence), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.Wrestler Jitesh has been named in the FIR for allegedly spiking Yadav’s “meal or water” before the Rio Olympics, sources said.CBI spokesperson Devpreet Singh did not reveal the name of the wrestler who allegedly spiked Yadav’s meal or water but confirmed that he resided at Daryapur Kalan in Delhi.”The complainant had made allegations against the wrestler for mixing up some restricted material (narcotic) in Yadav’s meal or water to stop his participation in the Rio Olympics, for which he had qualified,” the officer told IANS.”It was further alleged that the wrestler was earlier found positive in a dope test,” the officer said.Yadav was tested positive on June 25 for a banned substance ahead of the Rio Olympics, which began from August 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on September 16 referred the alleged dope case of Yadav to the CBI.After arriving from Rio de Janeiro, WFI President Brijbhushan Sharan Singh requested the Prime Minister’s Office that the probe be carried out by the country’s premier investigating agency.advertisementThe complaint was later forwarded to the CBI.last_img read more

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