Amid ‘very low’ morale in Gilas camp, Standhardinger prepares to fill very big shoes

first_img‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Christian Standhardinger, the 6-foot-7 stand-in for Blatche will try to keep some light of hope burning for the country.“I’m going to be ready,” the Filipino-German vowed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’He better be.Not only is he anchoring the middle for the Philippines—a team traditionally devoid of a low-block threat in a frontline-heavy Asian hardcourt—in the Fiba Asia, he’ll also be pulling off double duty. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return “I thought we had 12 days of practice and right, we have 12 days practice—except not with the whole team. We’re still not complete so it’s gonna be very, very difficult,” Reyes said. “That’s the tough part with this Fiba Asia. We’re going to go into a tournament, into a war and we’re never complete.”Still, Reyes is hoping that the individual greatness of these players will be enough to deliver results.“You know these guys. They never quit, they never give up. Hopefully, we can spring some surprises come Fiba Asia,” he said.Also doing double duty for the country is Carl Cruz, who will see action in the SEA Games in Kuala Lumpuer and in the Fiba Asia.“It’s going to be tiring, but opportunities like this are rare. You can’t mind fatigue if it’s for the country,” said Cruz in Filipino.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Odom opens up about brush with death Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Standhardinger is also in the lineup of the Gilas Pilipinas squad that will do battle in the Southeast Asian Games.“I feel very honored that I’ll play for two tournaments for the Philippines. I think that means that the coaches like what they see or they wouldn’t let me participate in both. I’m going to try my best to help win us as a whole to win both tournaments,” Standhardinger said.Blatche made his official announcement via a brief Instagram post on Wednesday: “I will always be very thankful for the opportunity, the love, and the support I have received from my Filipino family but it’s a lot of reason why I can’t join. I don’t expect for many people to understand but I do wish my brothers the best of luck.”Standhardinger will try to fill in for the 30-year-old Blatche, huge shoes that are not easily filled.And he even doesn’t have time to prepare for it.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes admitted that the atmosphere in the national team camp turned dark after Andray Blatche opted to sit out the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup.“[Our confidence is] very, very low. I mean, we’re going to fight, and we’re going to fight like hell, but we have to manage expectations,” he said as the national team resumed team practices Thursday at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

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GALLERY: Team Lakay champions hailed in heroes parade

first_imgPhoto from ONE ChampionshipPhoto from ONE ChampionshipPhoto from ONE ChampionshipPhoto from ONE ChampionshipPhoto from ONE ChampionshipPhoto from ONE ChampionshipPhoto from ONE ChampionshipPhoto from ONE ChampionshipPhoto from ONE ChampionshipPhoto from ONE ChampionshipPhoto from ONE ChampionshipPhoto from ONE ChampionshipPhoto from ONE ChampionshipPhoto from ONE ChampionshipPhoto from ONE ChampionshipPhoto from ONE ChampionshipPhoto from ONE ChampionshipPhoto from ONE ChampionshipADVERTISEMENT FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Gilas Pilipinas World Cup bid in peril After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

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North Ruimveldt shopkeeper apprehended with narcotics

first_imgA North Ruimveldt shopkeeper is now in hot water after she was caught last Wednesday with narcotics in her possession.Forty-nine-year-old Ramona Husian was arrested by ranks in her home.According to reports, Police, acting on information received, swooped down on Husian’s premises and a search was carried out. Leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis were subsequently discovered. She was told of the suspicion and taken to the Ruimveldt Police Station where the substance was tested and found to be 16 grams of cannabis.As such, she was told of the offence, cautioned and charged. Husian is expected to be taken before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, where she will be arraigned for the said offence.last_img read more

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Red Deer Creek wildfire has slowed down as firefighter attempt to maintain the blaze

first_imgAt this time, 120 firefighters, 5 helicopters and heavy equipment are attempting to make progress with the fire, leading them to establish control lines ahead of the fire.However, the fire is currently rated as 0 per cent contained.The Wildfire Management Branch says the fire continues to move farther from Tumbler Ridge, and the smoke in the Tumbler Ridge area is from fires in other parts of the province, not the Red Deer Creek fire.- Advertisement -The Tumbler Ridge Fire Department says the next official update will take place on Monday.In the meantime, more information will be made available at www.bcwildfire.ca.last_img read more

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Exclusive – Purslow: Suarez’s Liverpool exit is good for all parties

first_imgFormer Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow believes Luis Suarez’s move to Barcelona is good for all parties.The Uruguayan striker, who has been banned from all football-related activity for four months, is on the verge of completing a £75million move to the La Liga giants.And ex-Anfield chief Purslow insists, while the forward will be missed on Merseyside, the transfer makes perfect sense.“It was inevitable that Luis Suarez was going to leave Liverpool, even before the bite incident at the World Cup,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.“I’m sure the player was looking to move this summer to Spain and Liverpool have planned around that.“Liverpool will have made a £50million profit on Suarez. I’d say that was good for everybody.“Replacing his goals will be difficult but it’s a hell of a lot of money to reinvest in the team though.“The squad will be strengthened across the board and that’s a good thing.” Luis Suarez will complete a move to Barcelona this summer 1last_img read more

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Swindon want Norwich youngster on loan

first_img Jamar Loza 1 Norwich starlet Jamar Loza is a target for League One Swindon Town.The 19-year-old striker, who has come through the ranks at Carrow Road, has made two appearances for the Canaries this season.But both of those came in the Capital One Cup and Kingston-born Loza may be tempted by another loan spell away, having previously spent spells at Coventry, Leyton Orient and Southend.Swindon boss Mark Cooper is considering a move for Loza to act as cover until the turn of the year.The Robins were rocked by the news that star striker Jonathan Obika, the former Tottenham forward, could miss four months with a shoulder problem and have targeted the Jamaica international as his replacement.last_img read more

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Exclusive – Dublin: FA Cup glory will not satisfy Man United supporters

first_imgDion Dublin insists FA Cup glory will not satisfy Manchester United supporters desperate for a Champions League return.The Red Devils saw off League Two side Cambridge United in their FA Cup fourth round replay, to set up a clash with Preston North End in the fifth round.Louis van Gaal’s side are one of the favourites to lift the trophy in May, but former United striker Dublin claims the Old Trafford faithful are more interested in the club’s league form.United are currently third in the Premier League table but, following an indifferent season so far, are far from guaranteed a place at Europe’s top table next season.“I don’t think Man United supporters want to finish fifth and win the FA Cup,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.“It would be a letdown finishing fifth. The fans want more than that.“Winning the FA cup won’t be enough, they’ve got to finish third [in the Premier League] at least.”last_img read more

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BOMBER BEHIND BLAST WHICH KILLED BUNCRANA SCHOOLBOYS DIES FROM FALL

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A terrorist who helped kill 31 people including three innocent Buncrana schoolboys in the Omagh bomb has died after falling from a roof – at a school.DEAD: Seamus McKennaLabourer Seamus McKenna, 58, suffered head injuries after falling eight feet at Kilcurry National School, Co Louth, last week.He was rushed to Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, where his life support machine was switched off yesterday afternoon. McKenna was cleared by a civil court of involvement in the August 1998 blast, which claimed the lives of 31 people, including unborn twins.But Gardai believe he was among the Real IRA gang which helped to plan the atrocity.Michael Gallagher, whose son Aidan, 21, was killed in the blast, insists McKenna was deeply involved in the brutal bombing.The campaigner said: “This man can rot in hell. His hands were drenched in the blood of innocent people. Murdered: Oran Doherty“I would have preferred McKenna to face justice in this life but he has taken secrets of the blast to his grave.”McKenna was jailed for five years in 2003 after he admitted possessing explosives in Inniskeen, Co Louth.Anti-terror cops believe he helped make dozens of bombs in the 1980s and 1990s.He later left the Provos and joined terror chief Michael McKevitt’s Real IRA after opposing the peace process.The group has since changed its name to The IRA. The Buncrana boys who died were Oran Doherty, James Barker and Sean McLaughlin.The boys were among those killed when the bomb ripped through the heart of the Co Tyrone town in August, 1998.BOMBER BEHIND BLAST WHICH KILLED BUNCRANA SCHOOLBOYS DIES FROM FALL was last modified: July 16th, 2013 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)Tags:bombbuncranaOran DohertySeamus McKennalast_img read more

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WOW! BRIAN’S STUNNING FULL MOON SNAP OVER ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL

first_imgFull Moon by Brian McDaid, Cristeph StudioBRIAN McDaid must never sleep.The photographer from Cristeph Studio seems to be out and about morning, noon and night.And thankfully he was out this evening – to capture this wondrous shot of the full moon above St Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny. He must be over the moon! WOW! BRIAN’S STUNNING FULL MOON SNAP OVER ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL was last modified: October 7th, 2014 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:Brian McDaidCristeph StudioFull Moonlast_img read more

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Doing the Business: Carmel clicks into a new career!

first_imgDOING THE BUSINESS: Donegal Daily in conjunction with the ETB will be profiling a number of individuals and businesses who have successfully graduated from one of the many training programmes ETB has to offer.As the ETB hold open days to promote their latest diverse range of courses, Donegal Daily spoke with Carmel O’Toole, 58, from Killybegs. Carmel completed a 30-week Computer and Multimedia Training Course which launched her into an entirely new world of computers.The Open Day for the next Killybegs Computer & Multimedia Course is on Wednesday 18th Jan 2017, 11 am to 3 pm at Atlantic Marine House. Carmel came into the course as a complete computer novice. She has been working in a factory in Donegal when she was made redundant, which came as a huge shock to her.“When the factory closed I thought ‘this is it’. When you live in a rural area it’s not so easy to find another job. Every job advert I looked at said you had to have computer experience,” Carmel said.“The night before the course I had to ask my son how to turn on the computer! I didn’t have any interest in them at all but I knew I needed computer experience if I was to find employment,” she said.The programme Carmel took on in 2007 had students of a variety of experience levels. Carmel began as a complete beginner and learned the basics within a small group. Other students studied ECDL and other computer skills at their own level. Carmel soon found her feet with the guidance of tutor Philip Kemp. “I found the course very good and very helpful, I got into it then and went on to do ECDL,” she said.“The feeling was just fantastic when I was told I had passed my exams. I was so nervous doing the first exams as I hadn’t done an exam since leaving school. As time went on I got used to the tests.”Carmel progressed in her studies to gain more advanced computer skills after the training programme. With more than a few certificates under her belt, she began job searching again and got a temporary role at United Fish Industries. This soon led to a permanent job and she has been working with the company for the past five years.“My computer knowledge was a great advantage for me getting back into the office again. I work in the administration department, where we are very busy covering everything from invoicing to wages.”“I wouldn’t be working today if I hadn’t done the course. In a way, being made redundant from the factory was a blessing because I wouldn’t have made the effort to learn computing. I could still be here not knowing how to turn the machines on!,” Carmel said. The Open Day for the Killybegs Computer & Multimedia Course is on Wednesday 18th Jan 2017, 11 am to 3 pm.Venue: Atlantic Marine House, Donegal Road, Killybegs (Just opposite Community Hospital)On this programme, tutors work with small groups of participants and specialise in ECDL, ECDL Advanced, Web Design, and Computer Aided Drawing (2D CAD). If you are a school leaver, unemployed, looking to upgrade your skills, or just curious about what they may be able to offer you call in and see them.For further information on these programs and others contact Sarah on 074-9120542 Email for course inquiries: coursesdonegaltc@donegaletb.ieVisit www.donegaletb.ieClick here for more details on the course.Doing the Business: Carmel clicks into a new career! was last modified: January 13th, 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:educationETBKillybegslast_img read more

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