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Christian Standhardinger enters 2017 PBA Draft


first_imgFilipinos 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 A relative unknown earlier in the year, Standhardinger burst into the scene after coach Chot Reyes enlisted him in the Gilas Pilipinas pool. He made his national team debut in the 2017 Jones Cup.The Fil-German averaged 16.0 points and 5.7 rebounds in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, before being a more well-rounded performer in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, netting 13.8 markers, 11.0 boards, and 1.4 assists.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’Drafting him, though, comes with a risk as the 28-year-old had earlier signed with the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions for the upcoming 2017-2018 ASEAN Basketball League season.Still, the mother ballclub who decides to pick Standhardinger can field the big man as early as next season’s Commissioner’s Cup, granting he secures a release from his ABL team. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Also declaring for this year’s draft are Cignal HD standouts Jason Perkins of La Salle, Davon Potts of San Beda, and Andreas Cahilig of EARIST.Scorer Robbie Herndon, forward Julian Sargent, bruiser Felix Apreku, and sniper Zach Nicholls have also submitted their applications for the draft.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia diescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZChristian Standhardinger has thrown his name into the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft pool.Sources close to the situation confirmed that the 6-foot-7 forward beat the deadline for Fil-foreign applicants on Monday, as his entry boosted the stock for what could be a loaded draft class.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titleslast_img read more


Govt buckles to pressure: approves titles, extensions for 8 Indigenous communities


first_imgAfter heavy criticismsDays after it was heavily criticised over its handling of land titles and extensions within Guyana’s Indigenous community by the Opposition, Government on Friday announced that eight communities will soon be receiving either their title certificates or extensions, with Cabinet having recently approved the absolute grants under the Amerindian Land Titling (ALT) Project, which is funded by the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF) to the tune of US$10.7 million.MoTP Director General Joseph HarmonGrants were approved for the establishment of legal boundaries in the communities of Parabaru, Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Essequibo); Rockstone, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), and in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Tasserene and Kangaruma.Meanwhile, existing communities which had their grants approved for extensions are Mainstay/Whyaka, Mashabo and Capoey, on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney AllicockThis was revealed by Director General at the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon, who told reporters on Friday that these approvals were granted based on recommendations from the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, which has responsibility for the ALT project.“All of the approved grants have been made with conditionalities based on their respective peculiar circumstances,” he explained.The Amerindian Land Titling process was facilitated by the Amerindian Act of 2006 which catered for land titling and extensions. This led to the establishment of the Amerindian Land Titling Project, which commenced in 2013 and was scheduled to end in 2016. This was a US$10.7 million project funded by the GRIF programme and according to the Director General, the allotted sum has not been exhausted.In May 2018, Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock had told the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Natural Resources at the National Assembly that some $500 million has been spent on the Project.The ALT Project was extended by the coalition Government from 2016 to 2018 and then again from 2019 to 2021.Of the 68 interventions identified, Harmon revealed that 21 demarcations have been completed and 18 certificates of titles issued thus far in the project. Additionally, 45 investigations have been completed which include 32 for extensions and 13 for new villages.“Cabinet in approving the granting of the land titles reiterate its commitment to the completion of the Amerindian Land Titling Project and gave assurance that the project will continue until the Indigenous communities receive their titles in accordance with the law,” the Director General said.However, the coalition Government has come under heavy criticism by the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) over its failure to title Indigenous lands.Only Friday at this weekly press conference, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo bashed the coalition on this as well as “disparaging statements” by several Government officials on Indigenous people.He pointed out that the issue of land titling has been a historic promise by the PNC during the Independence period and was first made by the People’s National Congress (PNC) – the largest party in the APNU fraction of the coalition Government.Jagdeo, a former two-term President of Guyana, noted that when the PPP took office in 1992, it worked hard with limited resources to complete the demarcation in some areas and give out more titles. He noted that during that time, titled lands moved from 6 per cent to 14 per cent in Guyana.“We left over $10 million USD and an Amerindian Land Titling Unit to continue the work and this [coalition] Government dismantled that unit but now they want to re-establish it because we’re getting close to elections. This is one of their promises at the last elections to accelerate the process. But they have not even titled one single village in the four years [in office] although we left with over $2 billion to do this in the programme and with a Unit in place. So they’ve just totally neglected that,” he contended.Moreover, Minister Allicock also came under fire recently when he said at the launch of Indigenous Heritage Month 2019 that some villages have failed to adequately occupy the lands that they possess and utilise them accordingly yet they are applying for more access to lands. He had also declared that a Village Improvement Plan (VIP) is important in identifying developments that are needed and that this should, instead, be the focus of the Indigenous communities in the country.However, People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament, Yvonne Pearson, who represents the rights of Indigenous people on the Opposition side in the National Assembly, said such a statement goes against the rights of Indigenous peoples that are outlined in the Amerindian Act of 2006.She pointed out that the Government should not be withholding lands from the Indigenous communities; lands that belong to them, but should seek to honour its obligations to Indigenous folks in the country and abide by the guidelines of the Amerindian Act.According to Pearson, at present, the livelihoods and development of Indigenous peoples are being stymied because of policies that the current Government has implemented.She emphasised that the Indigenous populace depends heavily on farming activities on these lands; therefore, the APNU/AFC Government must facilitate land extensions since they are necessary for Indigenous folks to survive.The Amerindian Act of 2006 states that a village may apply in writing to the Minister (of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs) for a grant of State lands as an extension to its village lands.Furthermore, Indigenous communities can apply in writing to the subject Minister provided that it has been in existence for over 25 years at the time of application and for the immediately preceding five years, it comprises at least 150 persons among others.However, the Act does not require a Village Improvement Plan for the processing or granting of land extensions to any Indigenous village or community.last_img read more


3-D printers a trek in a sci-fi direction


first_imgThe next frontier will be the home. One company that wants to be the first to deliver a 3-D printer for consumers is Desktop Factory, started by IdeaLab, a technology incubator here. The company will start selling its first printer for $4,995 this year. Bill Gross, chairman of IdeaLab, says the technology it has developed, which uses a halogen light bulb to melt nylon powder, will allow the price of the printers to fall to $1,000 in four years. “We are Easy-Bake Ovening a 3-D model,” he said. “The really powerful thing about this idea is that the fundamental engineering allows us to make it for $300 in materials.” Others are working on the same idea. “In the future, everyone will have a printer like this at home,” said Hod Lipson, a professor at Cornell University, who has led a project that published a design for a 3-D printer that can be made with about $2,000 in parts. “You can imagine printing a toothbrush, a fork, a shoe. Who knows where it will go from here?” Three-dimensional printers, often called rapid prototypers, assemble objects out of an array of specks of material, just as traditional printers create images out of dots of ink or toner. They build models in a stack of very thin layers, each created by a liquid or powdered plastic that can be hardened in small spots by precisely applied heat, light, or chemicals. 3D Systems, a pioneer in the field, plans to introduce a three-dimensional printer later this year that will sell for $9,900. “We think we can deliver systems for under $2,000 in three to five years,” said Abe Reichental, the company’s chief executive. “That will open a market of people who are not just engineers – collectors, hobbyists, interior decorators.” Even at today’s prices, uses for 3-D printers are multiplying. Colleges and high schools are buying them for design classes. Dental labs are using them to shape crowns and bridges. Doctors print models from CT scans to help plan complex surgery. Architects are printing three-dimensional models of their designs. And the Army Corps of Engineers used the technology to build a topographical map of New Orleans to help plan reconstruction. Entrepreneurs like Fabjectory are beginning to find interest in 3-D printing among aficionados of online games, like “Second Life” and “World of Warcraft,” in which players design their own characters. Electronic Arts hopes to offer a similar service to create three-dimensional models of characters in “Spore,” a game to be introduced later this year. Eventually, 3-D-design software will let people make sculptures and design housewares at home. But 3-D printers may be useful for people who do not want to learn how to use such sophisticated programs. IdeaLab hopes companies will sell three-dimensional designs over the Internet. This would allow people to print out replacements for a dishwasher rack at home. And it would open up new opportunities for toys. “You could go to Mattel.com, download Barbie, scan your mom’s head, slap the head on Barbie and print it out,” suggests Joe Shenberger, the director of sales for Desktop Factory. “You could have a true custom one-off toy.” How many people will want such a thing? It is impossible to say for sure, but some who work with the current crop of 3-D printers say they will be very attractive when the price puts them in reach of home users. “When laser printers cost more than $5,000, nobody knew they needed desktop publishing,” said A. Michael Berman, chief technology officer for the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, which has a half-dozen 3-D printers for its students to use. “The market for 3-D printing isn’t as big as for laser printers, but I do believe it is huge.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – Sometimes a particular piece of plastic is just what you need. You have lost the battery cover to your cell phone, perhaps. Or your daughter needs to have the golden princess doll she saw on television. Now. In a few years, it will be possible to make these items yourself. You will be able to download three-dimensional plans online, then push Print. Hours later, a solid object will be ready to remove from your printer. It’s not quite the transporter of “Star Trek,” but it is a step closer. Three-dimensional printers have been seen in industrial design shops for about a decade. They are used to test part designs for cars, airplanes, and other products before they are sent to manufacturing. Once well over $100,000 each, such machines can now be had for $15,000. In the next two years, prices are expected to fall further, putting the printers in reach of small offices and even corner copy stores. last_img read more


City approves extra funding for High On Ice festival


first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has approved to add an additional $29,316 dollars to the High On Ice festival fund.The extra costs are going towards the Event Coordinator as well as Ice Carver contracts.Last year the festival cost the city around $128,974.00. Council has approved a budget of $132,100.00 for this coming festival, however they are adding the additional funds because of the two extra components that need to be paid for.- Advertisement -Myanna Consulting will now be coordinating this event through 2018. This was the 3rd year that Myanna was involved with the festival.They also have competitors who come from the US, Russia and even Lithuania.last_img


One year later most oil-and-gas bailout money has moved, federal government says


first_imgThis report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 15, 2019.The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Canada’s $1.6-billion bailout package for Alberta’s battered oil industry is well underway but with little transparency about who is getting the money and for what.Almost $1 billion of the package of loans, guarantees and government grants announced last December is in the hands of companies but details are available for just a small fraction of the spending.Two Alberta petrochemical projects each received $49 million for new facilities to turn propane into a type of plastic, while about $37 million flowed to various oil and gas companies to develop or buy technology to reduce their environmental impact.- Advertisement -The funds are flowing as pressure is mounting on Canadian banks and investment firms to reconsider their backing of fossil-fuel projects as major national banks in Europe have begun to flee the sector, citing climate change risks and a transitioning global economy.The Export Development Bank of Canada, which set aside $1 billion in the national bailout for loans and loan guarantees, said earlier this year it was getting out of the coal business but would continue to aid oil and gas companies.The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and the Alberta government insist investors need to see how much more sustainable Canada’s industry is compared to some competitors and continue to invest in it as oil and gas remain big elements in the global energy supply.Advertisementlast_img read more


Capital FM out to take Ghetto Radio to ‘Babylone’ in football friendly


first_img0Shares0000Capital FM taking a selfie after winning the SJAK Sports Day. Photo/ Eric BarasaNAIROBI, Kenya, March 21 – Having been in the international stage, lifting the 2016 Standard Chartered World Trophy at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, the Capital FM football team is charged to school Ghetto Radio on football matters when the two sides clash in a friendly match on Friday night.The match will be played under floodlights at Nairobi’s Grogon artificial turf next to Globe Cinema Roundabout, kicking off at 8pm as the two teams wrestle for supremacy in a match dubbed ‘battle of the city’. Capital FM FC celebrating after wining they Neymar Jr’s 5-Aside tournament. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUCapital FM, who holds the bragging rights having spanked Ghetto Radio 3-0 when the two radio stations last met at the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Inter Media in October last year, are determined to continue their dominance, this time aiming to take the Ghetto boys to ‘Babylone’.“We are World and Africa champions so for us we are coming tomorrow to show Ghetto Radio where they belong, they have never beaten us, last time it was 3-0, this time let them come prepared to collect not less than five goals,” a confident Capital FM skipper Lassie Atrash underscored.Earlier on Atrash’s counterpart at Ghetto Radio Paul Ojenge who is fondly referred as ‘Polosa Namba Tano’ in his Saturday Sports Show Offside dreamt of thrashing the Best Mix of Music.“We are confident of a good result as the team has had enough practice through other friendlies and Capital FM is a strong team who will present a well needed challenge to my team but this time will pin them down having lost to them once,” Polosa, who featured for former Kenyan Premier League side, Nairobi City Stars in his heydays vowed.Capital FM football team posing with the trophy. Photo/MILLER GIBBZThe friendly is anticipated to build a strong relationship between the two Radio Stations that rule the airwaves in the capital city.“The main objective of the friendly is to bond and share ideas because we are in the same industry. We are looking forward to having a good time because this is one of the many that we will have,” Capital FM Team Manager Duncan Kikata stated.On the other hand, Ghetto Radio Team Manager Mojezz outlined that the match is crucial to the team in building their experience.“This a good experience for the team because it will boost the morale of the players for going against a strong team like Capital FM and this time, we are prepared to win the game,” Mojezz remarked.Capital FM team and staff celebrating after being crowned champions. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUBanter between the two sides has already gained momentum on social media with each believing of carrying the day.Battle of the City brewing as @GhettoRadio895 takes on @CapitalFMKenya in a Football match tomorrow, Friday from 8pm at the Grogon Turf next to Globe Cinema Roundabout. Kesho lazima mabarbie sorpiesorpie washindwe!! @alexisaboke kuja pia na @Maqbuli.#GhetCap— ROWBOW RAWBOW (@Rowbowz) March 21, 2019Mkishinda mababi nitakununulia mbs za kuambia watu. But utaambia nn watu wakishinda?— Jeffer Davi (@jeffokindo) March 21, 2019— Alex Isaboke (@alexisaboke) March 21, 201910 years ago tuli wa nyo’osha Basketball pale UON, hii Friday 22nd from 8pm, Winter will be on you @CapitalFMKenya you will bend the knees to @GhettoRadio895.— ROWBOW RAWBOW (@Rowbowz) March 21, 2019While Ghetto Radio team has been organizing friendly matches, every Friday having played against Sportpesa, Royal Media Services and Bet Lion losing two of the matches, Capital FM, come into this match weeks after reaching the final of the ‘Road to Anfield’ football tournament that they have won twice in a row (2016 and 2017).The Capital FM Football team under the tutelage of Ahmedin Gulu comprises of Alex Isaboke, Timothy Olobulu, Atrash, Kristian Malumbe, Solomon Okeyo, Jeff Ooko, Ali Athman, Shaffi Soud, Joe Kisila, Vincent Otieno, Keysha Shagava, Anita Nderu, Ivy Mang’eli, Ashley Ali, David Muba, Shuyab and DJ Shwaz.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


WATCH: Part-time Fireman produces string of saves against reigning World Champions


first_img1 Gibraltar goalkeeper Jordan Perez had to pick the ball out of his own net on seven occasions on Saturday night.Reigning World Champions Germany tore their opponents apart and cruised towards three points.However, the margin of victory would have been far more if part-time Fireman Perez hadn’t been on hand to produce a string of saves.You can see Perez’s heroics in the video below.Meanwhile, the international minnows are now rock bottom of their Euro 2016 qualifying Group, with 0 points and a goal difference of -33. Chin up, chaps. Jordan Perez last_img


Blow for Man United and Liverpool! Soares is NOT a replacement for Clyne, claims Le Tissier


first_imgMatt Le Tissier insists Cedric Soares’ arrival at Southampton does NOT mean Nathaniel Clyne is set for the exit door.The Saints signed the Portuguese right-back earlier this week for £3.6million from Sporting Lisbon.Liverpool and Manchester United are said to be interested in Clyne, who is valued around £15m, but club legend Le Tissier insists the England defender may reject the chance to join the Premier League bigboys.“Southampton were already short in the right back position, Cedric Soares’ signing doesn’t necessarily mean Nathaniel Clyne is on his way,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast show.  “Southampton haven’t given up hope just yet. When Clyne missed matches last year, other people had to fill in.”last_img


Young Donegal woman reaches final of Miss Bikini Ireland


first_imgA young Donegal woman has reached the finals of Miss Bikini Ireland.Alannah Harrigan, from Burnfoot, is delighted with the experience she is getting from the competition.“I enjoy fitness and eating healthy and like the way the contest promoted different body types living a healthy lifestyle. Also the contest is over period of time which I liked because we get to know the other contestants and the judges. So far the experince has been amazing and we have had workshops , meetings and events to attend. They are taking small group of us now to do different tasks. Some of the girls the last day got the make up task and you only find out on the day in the location what your task is,” she said.The finals are on the 14th of October in the Regency Hotel Dublin.The launch party is two weeks before the final which will also be a good night with friends and family . Voting is 50% judges vote and 50% public vote by text . To vote for me text ‘BIKINI 109’ to 57003. Text cost €1 and are unlimted up until the final on the 14th of October. If you are voting from northern ireland or the UK text ‘BIKINI 109’ to 60999. “I would really love the support of the people of Donegal support and I appericate all the support I have gotten so far. It would also give me a good platform for the final,” added Allanah.The winner gets the opportunity to represent Ireland in the Dominqe Republic at Swimsuit USA .The contest is being filmed and should be on Sky Channel191 around Christmas.Young Donegal woman reaches final of Miss Bikini Ireland was last modified: September 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) Tags:donegalMiss Bikini Irelandlast_img read more


COUNCILLOR STEPS IN TO HELP DONEGAL GIRLS U14 FOOTBALLERS


first_imgCllr Brogan with the Co Donegal U14 County Girls team and some of their new kit bagsA BIG-hearted county councillor has stepped in to help out the county’s U14 girls county football team.While many people think gaelic games are financially ok, the truth is the ladies game struggles along from week to week.And that means the girls county teams have to fundraise for everything. But when Cllr Ciaran Brogan heard the squad – from 17 parishes across the county – were short of gear, he stepped in and provided the girls with 32 new kit bags.“These girls have been out training and playing for their county in the hail and snow through the winter and when I heard they needed some help, I was delighted to be able to do something for them,” said Cllr Brogan.“The least we can do is to see they are properly looked after. The girls deserve the support of the county because they are playing for all of us.“For me they are just as important as any team – boys, girls, men or ladies – who wear the gold of Donegal and play for their county. I want to wish them all the best in the Ulster Championship this year.”  COUNCILLOR STEPS IN TO HELP DONEGAL GIRLS U14 FOOTBALLERS was last modified: April 15th, 2015 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:Cllr Ciaran Brogandonegal ladiesU14’slast_img read more