Terrence Romeo insists injury is main reason for Gilas absence

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Photo from Fiba.comAmid all the questions about his absence, Terrence Romeo insisted that it was his nagging knee injury and not anything else that prevented him from joining Gilas Pilipinas in the to the 2019 Fiba World Cup.Romeo, an integral piece of the national team, broke his silence and declared his support for his brothers hours before the Filipinos take on Japan in Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brazil striker Robinho given nine-year term in Italy for rape Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny He also credited the Gilas program for his growth as a player.“My family and the people close to me knows that I’m indebted to Gilas because it’s here where I became disciplined, where I fast-tracked my maturity in basketball,” he said.Romeo was in and out of training camp for the first leg of the Asian qualifiers before eventually missing the last few days of training.Days before the team left for Japan, head coach Chot Reyes said he was still hopeful that Romeo could join the trip, but when it was clear that he was definitely out, he was not anymore included in the Final 12 for the game.Romeo, though, vowed to the national team mentor that he’ll be back better than ever.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Brothers, even though I’m not there fighting with you, you’re always part of my prayers. That’s all I can give right now and like what I told coach Chot when I excused myself, this is not the last time I’ll be playing for the nation. Once I’m 100-percent again, I’ll try out, and if I’m still deserving at that time, I’ll still give all my heart to play for the country,” he said.Romeo is one of the biggest omissions from the national team in this first leg, as the speedy playmaker from FEU averaged 17.8 points, 3.0 assists, and 1.7 rebounds in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup.Without him, much of the playmaking and scoring load will fall on the shoulders of Jayson Castro, as well as substitutes Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas for the game against Japan.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set The sly guard set the record straight in an Instagram post that his knee contusion was the main reason for his absence and that “no one else can stop me from playing for the country aside from my injury.” View commentslast_img read more

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No suspects in cow shootings north of Fort St. John

first_imgOne farmer reported just before 4 p.m. on the 23rd that one of his cows had been shot and killed, and an hour later another farmer nearby called police to say he had found three of his cows killed and another eight wounded. One of those cows was pregnant, and has since had to be put down. “This is a tragic event on many different levels,” says Corporal Jodi Shelkie. “These cows have a value to their owners. As well, three of the cows had calves that now have to be nursed by a surrogate cow and it is not certain if they will survive. The senseless death and wounding of any animal is disturbing.” At this point there is no suspect in the shootings, as neither farmer was in the vicinity at the time. Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP at 250-787-7100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Walcott set to undergo Everton medical

first_imgSky sources understand that if negotiations continue to make progress, the 28-year old winger could begin his medical later this evening.Last week, Everton boss Sam Allardyce confirmed the Toffees had entered into negotiations with Arsenal over the sale of Walcott, who has been with the Gunners since joining from Southampton in 2006.The Saints had also been linked with the England international, although it appears Everton have now won the race for the 28-year-old’s signature.Everton have already signed Turkey international Cenk Tosun from Besiktas for £27m earlier this month and Allardyce believes Walcott would be another “great addition” to his squad.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal midfielder Theo Walcott warms up ahead of the English League Cup semi-final match against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on January 10, 2018LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 16 – Theo Walcott has travelled to Merseyside to undergo a medical with Everton ahead of his proposed move from Arsenal.Walcott was seen entering Everton’s training ground, Finch Farm, on Tuesday morning as a move to Goodison Park edges closer.last_img read more

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Inter Milan eyeing double swoop for Manchester City duo

first_img1 Pablo Zabaleta’s future is in doubt after making just 12 league appearances this season Inter Milan are preparing a double swoop for Manchester City duo Pablo Zabaleta and Yaya Toure.The pair will both be in the final year of their contracts come the summer and reports claim they could be moved on.Toure’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, has already hinted that his client is ready to leave, while Zabaleta’s future is in doubt after making just 12 league appearances this season.Inter Milan, according to Corriere dello Sport, are keen on the duo and have already scouted them ahead of a summer swoop.The Italian club’s manager, Roberto Mancini, worked with the pair during his time at Manchester City and he is keen for a reunion.last_img read more

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Middle-Schoolers Raise Funds For Capitol Trip

first_imgNORWALK — It’s Sacramento or bust for dozens of Lakeside Middle School eighth-graders, who have their hearts set on a special, but expensive, daylong trip to the state’s Capitol next month. For the first time ever, teacher Maria Pilios said the school was invited by Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez, D-Norwalk, to participate in a June 8 day trip to see the state Legislature in action. Student interest in the trip was good, with dozens signing on to raise $250 each on their own for the trip, Pilios said. Those who wanted to go but couldn’t afford the $250 were set up with sponsors. But even after that money came in, the 73-student group is still about $1,300 short, and they’re hoping some benevolent residents and businesses will step in to help make the trip a reality. “I was in the fifth grade when my class went to Sacramento and, let me tell you, I remember every second about it,” Pilios said. “This is the first time that the kids in this community will be allowed to see this and we really want it to be a success. And it would be great to have the community’s support.” The students are scheduled to take a 6 a.m. flight to Sacramento on June 8 and visit the Assembly gallery and other places of interest. They’ll be back home by 9:30 that night. For the complete story, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgResponding to the interview with former Anglo public interest director Alan Dukes on Drivetime this evening, Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said there were implications from Alan Dukes that the Department of Finance and the Central Bank were aware of the existence of the Anglo tapes. Deputy Doherty added that it appears that Alan Dukes has acted disgracefully and needs to be called to account.Deputy Doherty said: “I am shocked and appalled at these explosive revelations, which were made only because I asked Parliamentary Questions, which revealed Alan Dukes had known about these tapes. “In the interview today, Alan Dukes said that ‘the board of the bank had to make a whole serious of decisions about the action we had to take in order to cooperate with the investigation, all of the board papers of the bank were made available to the central bank and to the department of finance in advance of each board meeting … so that they knew or had the information at all times’.”“This poses serious questions. Did the Department of Finance and the Central Bank not read the board papers and minutes given to them at the time; were they asleep at the wheel? Or did they read them and know about the tapes? We need clarity immediately. Would the government have proceeded with the promissory note course if it had been aware in 2009 of those tapes?“The interview tonight with Alan Dukes revealed an arrogant man, who was paid handsomely for his role and still receives a generous pension from the taxpayer. He admitted knowing what was on those tapes, but didn’t see fit to ensure the bank investigators were given them or told about them.“He allowed the employees recorded to remain in their jobs on huge salaries. This is an outrage and very much not in the public interest. “Alan Dukes needs to be held to account immediately. ”  ANGLO COVER-UP? PEARSE DOHERTY LAUNCHES ATTACK ON ALAN DUKES was last modified: July 6th, 2013 by John2Share 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:ANGLO COVER-UP? PEARSE DOHERTY LAUNCHES ATTACK ON ALAN DUKESlast_img read more

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Things expected to grind to a halt at Donegal pharmacy today!

first_imgThings will come to a standstill in Garrett O’Donnell’s Pharmacy in Glenties later today.It’s not because staff aren’t going to be very busy as part of their three days pre-Christmas sale.It’s because staff at the pharmacy are under taking the ‘Mannequin Challenge’ in aid of the town’s Christmas Lights Appeal. The challenge, which involves people staying completely still, takes place form 3pm.And for each person who takes part, big-hearted Garrett O’Donnell will donate €3 to the appeal.See you down at O’Donnell’s Pharmacy but don’t expect a lot of movement!Things expected to grind to a halt at Donegal pharmacy today! was last modified: November 19th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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SA runner wins Two Oceans

first_img10 April 2007South Africa’s Bethuel Netshifhefhe broke a three-year Zimbabwean stranglehold on the men’s race as he won the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon on Saturday, with 1996 Olympic marathon champion Josiah Thugwane finishing in second. Russia’s Madina Biktagirova won the women’s event on her debut in the race.Netshifhefhe won in 3:08:03, one minute and 49 seconds clear of Thugwane, with Hatiwane Nyamande of Zimbabwe in third.Frans Chauke made the early running, leading for the first 15 kilometres, before the main contenders started reeling him in near False Bay. Running in a group of 30, they started closing on Chauke until, by the halfway mark, they had caught him.Chapman’s PeakThe pace then started to pick up, driven by Netshifhefhe, Thugwane, Nyamande, Sipho Ngomane and last year’s winner, Moses Njodzi, as Chapman’s Peak, the first big climb, approached. Immediately, the climb separated the wheat from the chaff as the top runners pulled clear.Netshifhefhe led, with Thugwane tracking him, as they reached the 40-kilometre mark in Hout Bay, with 16 kilometres still to go.That’s when the next big climb took place, up Constantia Nek, with Netshifhefhe, second in the Port Elizabeth City Marathon in February, still leading from Thugwane. Just over a minute back, Nobanda, the winner in 2003 and runner-up in 2004, followed alongside Nyamande.A stitchAt the top of the climb, Netshifhefhe and Thugwane were still in front, with the gap to the chasers having grown. On they continued past the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, but with just over 50 kilometres having been run Thugwane started suffering from a stitch.Netshifhefhe took advantage of the former Olympic champion’s misfortune to pull clear, but Thugwane managed to recover, although he couldn’t haul in his compatriot.Netshifhefhe crossed the line in first place with Thugwane in second. Behind them, Nobanda was in trouble and he faded to an eventual fifteenth-place finish. Zimbabwe’s Nyamamde, who ended eleventh in 2006 to just miss out on a gold medal, went on to take third in 3:11:14.Russian women dominateThe women’s race was dominated by Russians as they secured the top four places, but the top two finishers were unexpected.Madina Biktagirova, who like the runner-up Liliya Yadzhak had never run an ultra-marathon before, claimed victory in 3:35:11, with Yadzhak finishing second 11 seconds adrift. It was the fourth time in succession that a Russian athlete had won the women’s event.They were followed across the finish line by the Nurgalieva twins, with Yelena finishing in 3:35:41 and Olesya in 3:36:02, only 51 seconds behind the winner. Hungary’s Simone Staicu, the winner in 2003, had to settle for fifth place, while Farwa Mentoor was the top South African, securing ninth spot in 3:53:10.Biktagirova, who was eighth in the Boston Marathon last year, took victory in the second-fastest time yet by a woman in the Two Oceans, trailing only Frith van der Merwe’s record of 3:30:36, set way back in 1989.Interviewed afterwards, both Biktagirova and Yadzhak said they felt Van der Merwe’s record could be broken. Biktagirova also said she would be back in South Africa to tackle the Comrades Marathon later in the year.Half-marathonKenya’s Willy Mwangi won the men’s half-marathon in 63:05, finishing 20 seconds clear of Enos Matalane, with Lesotho’s Lebenya Nkoka coming home in third.Namibia’s Helalia Lukeiko Johannes won the women’s race in a course record 73:06, bettering the mark she set in 2006 by 19 seconds. Rene Kalmer ended second in 73:42, with Zintle Xiniwe in third, over a minute back.Kenya’s highly-decorated Tegla Loroupe managed only a sixth-place finish. She said she couldn’t have expected a much better result because of all the traveling she had been doing.The 2007 Old Mutual Two Oceans draw a record entry of 19 000 runners, including 8 000 for the ultra-marathon.ResultsUltramarathon (56 km)Men 1. Bethuel Netshifhefhe (RSA)2. Josiah Thugwane (RSA)3. Hatiwande Nyamande (ZIM)4. Claude Moshiywa (RSA)5. Moses Njodzi (ZIM)6. Mabule Raphotle (RSA)7. Sipho Ngomane (RSA)8. John Mboko (RSA)9. Joseph Maerman (RSA)10. Neo Molema (RSA)Women1. Madina Biktagirova (RUS)2. Lilia Yadzhak (RUS)3. Yelana Nurgalieva (RUS)4. Olesya Nurgalieva (RUS)5. Simona Staicu (HUN)6. Samukeliso Moyo (ZIM)7. Tatyana Zhirkova (RUS)8. Mamorallo Tjoka (LES)9. Farwa Mentoor (RSA)10. Angeline Molaba (RSA)Half-MarathonMen 1. Willy Mwangi (KEN)2. Enos Matalane (RSA)3. Lebenya Nkoka (LES)4. Elijah Mbogo (KEN)5. Kanie Simons (RSA)6. Charles Wanjohi (KEN)7. Lusapho April (RSA)8. Luwis Masunda (ZIM)9. Motone Motsamai (RSA)10. Tsotang Maine (LES)Women1. Helalia Lukeiko Johannes (NAM)2. Rene Kalmer (RSA)3. Zintle Xiniwe (RSA)4. Thabita Tsatsa (ZIM)5. Tegla Loroupe (KEN)6. Gloria Baeba (RSA)7. Johanna van Schalkwyk (RSA)8. Moleboheng Mafata (RSA)9. Sharon Tavenga (ZIM)10. Giovanna Mandy (USA)  Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Nelson Makamo takes his art to rural communities

first_imgArtist Nelson Makamo’s subjects have all come from impoverished communities but they have never seen his works. Now, Makamo is looking to take his art to primary schools around the country by painting murals on its walls. (Image: Shamin Chibba)Artists bring beauty to the world. Yet, most people cannot afford or don’t have access to such items. It is for this reason that South Africa’s freshest painter, Nelson Makamo, is taking his work to less privileged communities in South Africa.Makamo is embarking on a countrywide school mural project that will not only bring beauty to impoverished schools, but will also improve facilities. “Before we plan a mural we have to do something else for the school,” said Makamo. “The mural will remind us that we came into a school without a football ground and worked together to build it a football ground.”Makamo is planning to help one rural school in each province. “When you drive around South Africa and look at the schools, there’s nothing with which you can identify a school from a distance. You find the schools are struggling.”Makamo came up with the idea after he realised influential individuals, like himself, have the power to help poor communities. “I was one of those people who used to say the government doesn’t do this, the government doesn’t do that. But in most cases it is targeted to me. As a normal citizen, if I have the ability to do something why don’t I do it.Makamo’s works have been collected by the likes of British singer Annie Lennox and fashion designer Giorgio Armani, but it is the work he wants to take to rural communities that he is most excited about. (Image: Shamin Chibba)“If children go to school barefoot or cold they will not be able to concentrate. So I realised I have to start adopting schools.”Makamo said influential people should help improve the lives of others and set an example by doing so. “The more your profile grows the more you can influence others to be a part of it.”Though there are a few who are interested in financially supporting the project, the artist is looking to fund it from his own pocket where possible.POOR COMMUNITIES CONNECT TO MAKAMO’S ARTMakamo grew up in Modimolle, a small town in Limpopo, and its people have been the inspiration for his art since he started. Most of his work depicts young boys doing ordinary things: playing, laughing, walking, or looking curious or ponderous.He doesn’t boast about wealthy people having his work in their private collections, even though they include British singer Annie Lennox and fashion designer Giorgio Armani. But he speaks enthusiastically about creating art for the communities he relates to.“In any interview that I had, I never proudly said so and so has my work because I think it’s unfair to those who would truly connect with the work beyond the price tag. You may find that the work is not even hanging in their house that it’s in storage. Every now and then I try to see if I can make it possible for the ordinary person to view my work.”ACCESS TO MAKAMO’S WORKMakamo’s studio manager, Matsela Moshokoa, said the mural project will give poorer communities an opportunity to view his work.“Nelson wants to take his art back to the community where he grew up in, the community that he paints, because those are the faces of his community. And the perfect place to go to is primary schools because those are the places where you learn to have dreams.“It will highlight the plight of our primary schools. Especially in rural areas.”Besides beautifying schools, the murals will provide a space where learners can play and have their lunch, said Moshokoa.Children will relate to it because it is created by an artist who is one of them. “It’s from a person that once looked like them, that comes from the same background, and they can see themselves in him as much as he can see himself in the kids.”PLAY YOUR PARTHave you or anyone you know done anything to uplift your community? If so, share your story with us.If you have a story to tell, be it your own or that of an organisation or initiative dear to you, submit your story or video to our website and tell us how South Africa is playing a part to build a better life for all.last_img read more

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The Ongoing Chinese Drywall Mess, and a Possible Remedy

first_imgSo far, there are few winners among those afflicted by defects in drywall that had been imported from China and used on many housing projects in the U.S. during the building boom.Lawyers representing plaintiffs and defendants in the crossfire of lawsuits stemming from the drywall’s tendency to release a corrosive, foul-smelling gas – tentatively identified as a reduced-sulfur compound being produced by bacteria in the wallboard – may be the only ones gaining ground.At least for the time being.A New York Times story published last week offered highlights of the litigation scuffle underway among homeowners, builders, insurers, and manufacturers. The situation is especially dreary, and in some cases financially ruinous, for the homeowners, whose list of woes attributed to the drywall’s off-gassing include breathing problems, headaches, nosebleeds, and severe corrosion of metal fixtures of almost every type.To the extent most homeowners don’t have the financial resources to weather a long-running legal dispute, much less pay for replacement of all the drywall and affected electrical equipment in their homes (a process that could cost, on average, from $100,000 to $150,000 per home, the Times notes), their prospects do indeed look bleak.A partial reprieve for homeowners in limbo?Customers of some large homebuilders that used the drywall, including Lennar Corporation, may see some relief. Lennar, the Times points out, has set aside $40 million for home repairs, while it tries to collect from its insurance company and sues several Chinese suppliers and American middlemen. But customers of builders who operate on a smaller scale are unlikely to be handed complete wallboard replacements.There is at least hope of a remedy, though, for the off-gassing itself. As noted in a Builder Online story earlier this month, Sabre Environmental Services, based in Slingerland, New York, developed a system for pumping chlorine gas – which neutralizes sulfur gases by oxidizing them, and also kills organisms that might be producing the gases – that has been used in oil fields to oxidize well-clogging sulfur gases and deployed to sanitize government buildings after the anthrax attacks in 2001.More recently, as the Builder story points out, Sabre used its system to disinfect homes with mold contamination. Then, in the spring, builders and insurers contacted Sabre about using the system on homes with off-gassing drywall. In tests on afflicted homes in Fort Myers, Florida, the company says, the chlorine dioxide completely deactivated the reduced-sulfur compounds off-gassed by the drywall, and thoroughly disinfected the drywall, wall studs, electrical outlets, and other wall interiors.“When we treat a house for Chinese drywall, it is fixed,” Karen Cavanagh, COO and general counsel, told Builder.Before the Sabre system is rolled out on any scale, however, its relative effectiveness needs to pass muster with government officials (the Consumer Products Safety Commission is leading tests designed to determine the sources of the drywall contamination and their environmental effects) and insurers, who need to be convinced it will work. (The gas does completely dissipate and leaves no residue – hence its approval for use after the anthrax attacks.)Homes that may be treated with the Sabre system have to be completely cleared of personal possessions, since the daylong chlorine dioxide treatment will bleach certain objects. Beyond that expense, the treatment itself would cost about $10 to $15 per square foot, although Sabre says it developed a potentially more-cost-effective method during the tests in Fort Myers, where up to 10 homes at a time where treated with one application.last_img read more

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