Board tackles trades, Season 42 format

first_imgPH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 MOST READ The board will stay here until Sunday to discuss, among other things, the format that the Commissioner’s and Governors’ Cups will adopt.The last two conferences of the year are import-laden, and the team representatives will deliberate on what height limits will be enforced. The continued use of Asian imports in the season-closing Governors’ Cup will also be discussed.Meanwhile, GlobalPort team owner Mikee Romero will officially assume chairmanship of the board starting Thursday when the turnover is made.Robert Non of San Miguel Beer is the outgoing chair.ADVERTISEMENT Narvasa also joined the trip together with members of the board and will meet with his staff here to discuss the deal, which would later include powerhouse San Miguel Beer.Under the deal, the Beermen, who will open defense of the Philippine Cup starting Nov. 20, will ultimately land Garcia while giving up role player Ryan Araña and future Draft rights.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentStar, which also signed up a new coach in Chito Victolero in an effort to rebound from one of its worst seasons ever, is unloading some of its guards after tapping the talented Jio Jalalon from the Gilas Pilipinas Cadet Draft last Sunday.Ramos, who averaged close to 14 points for the Enforcers the past season, will stay with the Hotshots and be the team’s prime power forward. Mackie, Pocari Sweat overpower UST, claim top spot Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View comments BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchisecenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. We are young 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSEOUL—The league’s brain thrust arrived in this bustling South Korean capital on Wednesday night to plot the PBA’s path for Season 42 opening later this month, with teams also spending the time to draw up trade plans and bolster their respective rosters.Mahindra and Star representatives came to terms that would ship Aldrech Ramos and a future pick for RR Garcia and Alex Mallari, the deal now awaiting the approval of commissioner Chito Narvasa.ADVERTISEMENT Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantinelast_img read more

Romasanta wants Pinoy for PH women’s team

first_imgGinebra teammates show love for Slaughter Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports View comments Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise EDITORS’ PICK MOST READ Senators to proceed with review of VFA Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND PSL-F2 Logistics Moro Branislav. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOLarong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. president Joey Romasanta yesterday said a Filipino should handle the country’s women’s national team even as Serbian coach Moro Branislav said he’s willing to steer the squad in the Malaysia Southeast Asian Games in August next year.Branislav coached PSL Manila in the FIVB Women’s Club Championships last October and steered Foton to the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix championships early this month.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town “As for my opinion, I would love to stay in the Philippines for a long time,” said Branislav.  “But I don’t know who to talk to.”Romasanta, who is on leave as LVPI chief, said the formation of the national team will begin once they have identified the head coach.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“Acting president Peter Cayco is tasked to supervise the formation of the team, but for me the head coach should be a Filipino because a Filipino coach will be more committed to the national team,” said Romasanta.Branislav, he said, can serve as consultant just like what Ateneo coach Tai Bundit did for head coach Roger Gorayeb during the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore. Among those short-listed for the head coach post are Francis Vicente of Generika, George Pascua formerly from Petron, Kungfu Reyes of RC Cola-Philippine Army and Sammy Acaylar of Cignal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Fil-Am Clarkson climbs NBA ladder Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. We are young Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PHlast_img read more

Visiting US Ambassador Urges Gov’t to Strengthen Health Sector

first_imgVisiting United States Ambassador on Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), Bonnie D. Jenkins, has urged the national government and its partners to intensify efforts to rebuild the public health sector.Ambassador Jenkins made the call yesterday during a two-day celebration of Laboratory Week for medical laboratory professionals in the country.Lab Week celebration is meant to promote improvements in Laboratory Science, which according to the Ministry of Health, is now an essential component in health services in Liberia since the Ebola outbreak. It is hosted by Africabio Enterprises Incorporated, with sponsorship from Exxon Mobil, World Health Organization (WHO), Clinton Health Access Initiative and Coca-Cola, among others.Ambassador Jenkins emphasized that when the public health sector of Liberia is rebuilt, the country will have a resilient health system and ensure that efficient medical services are provided to its citizens.In the absence of a good public health system, disease outbreaks can be very devastating, Amb. Jenkins warned.She observed that the public health sector is in dire need of resuscitation, and added that government and partners need to strengthen laboratories to enable health workers to prevent diseases.National Director for Reference Laboratory (NDRL) at the Ministry of Health, Mr. Philip Sahr, lauded President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for making Liberia a part of Global Health Security Agenda. He said the process of building laboratory systems in the past was very difficult because resources from government were limited.Mr. Sahr recalled that in the past, the National Reference Laboratory started with a single room in 2002; seven years later it was located at Liberia Institute for Biomedical Research (LIBR), where it is now accommodated in 21 rooms.The issues of competent human resource, lab supplies and equipment, have to be dealt with, said Mr. Sahr, adding that there has been a significant improvement in lab systems in the area of human resource, good capacity building and laboratory structure and technology. The NDRL Director said the Ministry of Health has demonstrated its commitment to improving the health sector because it is a priority.He noted that the Global Health Security Agenda’s five-year strategic plan for Liberia will help strengthen the health system.However, he called for resource mobilization for implementation, noting, “The Ebola outbreak taught us many lessons.” The Country Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Alex Gasasira, pledged his entity’s commitment to Liberia in its endeavors to build a good public health sector.For her part, Ms. Candace Eastman, CEO of Africabio Enterprises Inc, said “Focusing on clinical laboratory is long overdue in Liberia. Let us ensure that beyond Ebola, we can begin to prioritize diagnostics. It cuts across every area of medicine and impacts the status of our healthcare system on the overall.”“This conference,” Ms. Eastman added, “not only provides allied health professionals with the tools they need to start to increase supply and demand in this arena; it also sets a stage to promote the creation of jobs in healthcare.”The Africabio’s Chief Executive Officer said, “Africabio wants to promote public-private-partnerships where there is value for all stakeholders, from the Ministry of Health to vendors, researchers and private companies that can leverage this experience to ultimately improve labs here for all Liberians.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Leclerc replaces Raikkonen in ‘dream’ move to Ferrari

first_img“Scuderia Ferrari announces that, at the end of the 2018 season, Kimi Raikkonen will step down from his current role,” the team said in a statement. “.. in the next Formula One racing season, Charles Leclerc will drive for the Team alongside Sebastian Vettel,” it added.“Dreams do come true,” Leclerc posted on Twitter. “I’ll be driving for @scuderiaferrari for the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship.”Leclerc has had a promising start to his rookie season, finishing sixth at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.He has been nurtured by the Scuderia Ferrari for several years and is managed by Nicolas Todt, son of former Ferrari team principal and current FIA president Jean Todt.“I will be eternally grateful to @scuderiaferrari for the opportunity given. To @nicolastodt for supporting me since 2011. To my family,” Leclerc added.The 38-year-old Raikkonen has started 287 Grands Prix, winning 20 since his debut in 2001 with Sauber.Raikkonen achieved his 100th podium finish by finishing second at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza this month after claiming his 18th pole in style with F1’s all-time fastest lap.“During these years, Kimi’s contribution to the team, both as a driver and on account of his human qualities, has been fundamental. He played a decisive role in the team’s growth and was, at the same time, always a great team player,” the team said.Raikkonen left F1 wo years after winning the world title with Ferrari and spent two years competing in the World Rally Championship, before returning to F1 with Lotus in 2012.– Raikkonen returns to F1 roots –Raikkonen moved back to Ferrari in 2014.“As a World Champion for Scuderia Ferrari, he will always be part of the Team’s history and family. We thank Kimi for all of this and wish him and his family a prosperous future,” the team added.Sauber later confirmed Raikkonen would return to the team he made his debut with in 2001.“The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is delighted to announce that Kimi Räikkönen will join the team from 2019. The 2007 Formula One World Champion has signed for the next two seasons,” Sauber confirmed.Raikkonen left Sauber for McLaren in 2002 before rejoining Ferrari in 2006.He tweeted: “Guess who’s back?! Next two years with @sauberf1team ahead! Feels extremely good to go back where it all began!”Sauber team principal said: “Signing Kimi Räikkönen as our driver represents an important pillar of our project, and brings us closer to our target of making significant progress as a team in the near future.“Kimi’s undoubted talent and immense experience in Formula One will not only contribute to the development of our car, but will also accelerate the growth and development of our team as a whole.“Together, we will start the 2019 season with a strong foundation, driven by the determination to fight for results that count.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“Dreams do come true,” Leclerc posted on Twitter. “I’ll be driving for @scuderiaferrari for the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship.”MILAN, Italy, Sep 11 -Young Monaco driver Charles Leclerc will replace Finnish veteran Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari next season with the former world champion returning to Sauber, both Formula One teams announced on Tuesday.The 20-year-old Leclerc — a Ferrari Driver Academy graduate — was the 2017 Formula 2 champion, and made his debut in F1 this season with the Sauber team.last_img read more

‘Newcastle have got the wally with the brolly!’ – Micky Quinn’s damning McClaren verdict

first_imgNewcastle United legend Micky Quinn has delivered a damning verdict on the club’s current struggles, saying they have the ‘wally with the brolly’ and not the man who succeeded abroad in new manager Steve McClaren.The former England, Derby and FC Twente boss only took over in the St James’ Park hotseat this summer, but he is already under the intense spotlight on Tyneside, with the team still searching for their first win of what has so far been a ‘car crash’ season.And the pressure only intensified this week, as Newcastle became the biggest casualties of the League Cup third round with a defeat to a weakened Sheffield Wednesday.McClaren admitted after the shock at St James’ Park that the club were ‘close to crisis’, and Quinn believes the Magpies’ next four games will determine his future in charge.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Quinn said: “McClaren wasn’t my choice as the next Newcastle manager, and at the beginning of the season I wondered which Steve McClaren we were going to get.“Were we going to get the guy who was sacked by Derby, the wally with the brolly at England, or the guy who did a good job at Middlesbrough and FC Twente?“I thought he’d come in for a fresh start, especially with talented new players coming in over the summer, but I’m afraid it’s just been a car crash.“And at the moment, Newcastle have got the wally with the brolly in charge…and the next three or four games will define his tenure.“From day one he’s looked under pressure, he doesn’t look like he’s enjoying the job.“He keeps moaning that it’s a tough job, but it’s a privilege to manage Newcastle United! Yes, it comes with a bit of pressure, but you should enjoy it.“If you can’t enjoy playing in front of 52,000 fans at St James’ Park, what are you in professional football for? I think they’ve lost sight of that.“The Watford game [a 2-1 defeat at St James’ Park] was a pathetic, inept and embarrassing performance in front of 52,000 fans. If you’ve not going to play in that black and white shirt, then get off. It’s just not good enough.“There’s no hunger, no desire and I’m afraid for McClaren that if they keep playing in the same way in their next two games – against Chelsea and Manchester City – it’s going to be a cricket score.”last_img read more

‘The most overrated midfielder of all-time!’ Can you believe this reaction?

first_img1 So N’Golo Kante is now a rubbish/overrated/Championship level player.That’s what it looked like if you scanned Twitter anyway. The Chelsea midfielder, a favourite to win the Player of the Year awards this season, was in action for France against Spain and was singled out for criticism.He doesn’t often have a bad game and hasn’t done a lot wrong this season and it looked like a lot of people were waiting for this moment. N’Golo Kante was playing for France against Spain last_img read more

Team assesses forest damage from long Day Fire

first_imgSESPE WILDERNESS – The raging fire is gone but crews are still combing the landscape. Now, however, they’re armed with shovels, global positioning systems, cameras and clipboards. The BAER team – short for Burned Area Emergency Response – came in on the heels of firefighters who worked the monthlong Day Fire, which burned 162,702 acres in the Angeles and Los Padres national forests. The team is assessing the damage to try to prevent further damage to resources within and downstream from the parks. The team includes specialists in hydrology, recreation, soil and archaeology who take satellite-generated maps and verify damage by walking and touching and digging, compiling data that will be used to restore areas and chart fire behavior to help future firefighting efforts. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsPete Crowheart is the tribal relations program manager for the BAER team. Because the fire burned through an area identified with the Chumash Indians, part of his job is assessing damage to rock paintings and stone tool caches as well as settlement areas marked on resource maps. While working in the Angeles National Forest, the team discovered an unmapped Chumash roasting pit near Pyramid Lake. “They were doing (bull)dozer work and had their atlas where all the sites are marked,” he said. “If they’re going to put (fire) lines around, they usually avoid them, but inadvertently, they uncovered a new one, which will be rehabbed and recorded.” While equipment used to fight fires is generally heavy, Crowheart said modern techniques can be used in sensitive areas. “It’s really something how firemen are a lot different from 20 to 30 years ago and how responsible they are in protecting cultural resources. They go out of their way to learn the history of the area and actually did some (preventive) back-burning to protect sites,” he said. Watershed protection and effects on the land downstream is a major concern of the team, which has determined that a large amount of debris, including charred wood and sediment, will wash into Pyramid Lake because of natural erosion. “Debris will be a real issue,” said soil specialist Kevin Cooper. “Sediment is not going to be able to stop. Short of digging a large reservoir upstream, you just have to get out of the way. “We have to wait for vegetation to grow, which will hold the soil in place. Depending on the weather, we could have enough cover to withstand water flow in three to five years. Of course, if we have a drought, it could take a lot longer.” The team also watches for any evidence of invasive weeds, which can be carried to new sites on bulldozers that are moved from fire to fire. “We try to monitor where the dozers have been and wash them off because seeds get caught on the equipment,” Cooper said. “We’ve had some terrible infestation of thistles that were spread by equipment.” Recreation specialists assess the damage to campsites and picnic areas, first to determine if the areas need stabilization and then to make sure they are safe for the public. In a recent outing, soil specialist Jeff TenPas dug a small shovel into the scorched earth near blackened trees and turned over layers of ash and dirt, measuring the depth and degree of damage to the duff and grasses. As a final step, he took a small squeeze bottle from his jacket, dropped single drops of water into the hole left by his shovel and counted how long it took for the water to be absorbed. It disappeared quickly, leaving a spot of moisture behind. In another spot nearby, the water immediately beaded on the surface, indicating organic matter under the surface had coated soil particles and made them impervious to water. “This is like water beading on a waxed car,” TenPas said, noting the activity on a clipboard and taking a digital picture, complete with GPS coordinates. “When it rains, the water will run right off and could cause erosion problems downstream.” Walking through the burned area, hydrologist Terry Henry paid close attention to the flexibility of the blackened vegetation. “If it crunches, that’s moderate damage,” she said. “But if you step on it and it goes `poof’ under your foot, that’s severe.” Along with their ground-level research, the team also will chart the movement of the fire. Along Lockwood Valley Road, several stands of trees looked completely normal on one side but were charcoal sticks on the other – indicative of the path of fast-moving flames. The team, which travels from fire to fire as needed, expects to finish its work in Lockwood Valley by the end of the week. (661) 257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Rooney backed for England recall after landmark Premier League goal – LISTEN

first_imgWayne Rooney is being backed for an England recall after scoring his 200th Premier League goal against Manchester City.The 31-year-old has been revitalised since returning to boyhood club Everton in the summer after 13 years at Manchester United.Having scored the winner for the Toffees against Stoke on the opening day of the season, Rooney netted for the second successive game in Monday’s 1-1 draw with City.Manchester City 1-1 Everton: Rooney enters 200 club but Sterling ensures points are shared – MATCH REPORTHe has not featured for his country in 2017 having been omitted from Gareth Southgate’s last two squads.But, according to former Toffees star Leon Osman, Rooney deserves the chance to add to his record-breaking tally of 53 goals in 119 caps after rediscovering his best form.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Osman said: “He has certainly been playing well enough [to warrant a recall].“He has started as brightly as anyone else in the Premier League.“I dont think his age should be an issue.“He has scored two Premier League goals and he is well on his way to breaking Alan Shearer’s record [283 league goals] for Everton.”last_img read more

Tammy Abraham will cope with his England call-up, says Paul Clement

first_img1 Tammy Abraham Tammy Abraham will cope with the spotlight of an England call-up, according to his Swansea boss Paul Clement.Striker Abraham, on loan from Chelsea, has started only nine Premier League games – all at Swansea this season – but the 20-year-old was named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad on Wednesday for the November friendlies against Germany and Brazil at Wembley.Abraham’s promotion from the under-21s comes after he last month dismissed reports that he was to switch allegiance and play for Nigeria, who he qualifies for through his father.“Tammy has been picked on merit,” head coach Clement said.“I am very pleased for Tammy and it is also very good news for Swansea and his parent club Chelsea.“I think he will cope well because he is a confident young man.“He needs to make sure he stays grounded and takes it in his stride.“People who are close to him, his family, myself and the staff here at the club, will try and help him do that.”Abraham becomes only the second Swansea player to be selected for an England squad after midfielder Jonjo Shelvey was called up in October 2014.He made two substitute appearances for Chelsea in May 2016 before spending last season on loan at Bristol City, where he scored 26 goals.Abraham has scored five goals since joining Swansea on a season-long loan last summer, four of them in the Premier League.“His goalscoring is the main reason why he has been selected,” Clement said.“But in recent games he has shown his all-round game is developing with his back to goal play and the assist against Arsenal last week.“He is making positive steps and defensively he has been more connected with the team.“Every level he has played at he has shown he can score goals and contribute.“He has started well here and now he has taken that next step because just getting into that England squad is hard.“He has had a good attitude and worked hard and it (the 2018 World Cup) will be a possibility for him now.”Abraham will continue to lead the Swansea attack against Brighton on Saturday, with Clement’s side seeking to improve on their poor home form.Swansea have already lost to Manchester United, Newcastle, Watford and Leicester at the Liberty Stadium this season and are only outside the relegation zone on goal difference.“We are very aware we need to start the game well,” Clement said.“We did that against Huddersfield (when Swansea won 2-0) and we need to get out of the blocks quickly again.“This is a very similar situation to that game, we needed to perform in that one and we did.”last_img read more

Revealed – The record transfer fee for every teenager, from 13 to 19 years old

first_img 7 7 Man City signed the most expensive 13-year-old in world football, for £175,000 – find out who the most expensive teenagers are at each age from 14 up to 19, just click the arrow above to reveal all – At just 13 years old, Finley Burns moved from Southend United to Manchester City. 15 years old – Raheem Sterling cost £5m – Liverpool bought Raheem Sterling from QPR in 2010. 14 years old – Sheyi Ojo cost £2m – Liverpool beat off interest from Chelsea to sign Sheyi Ojo from MK Dons in 2011. 16 years old – Vinicius Junior cost £39m – Real Madrid have signed the precocious talent from Brazilian club Flamengo. 18 years old – Luke Shaw cost £31 million – Luke Shaw was signed by Manchester United from Southampton in 2014. RB Leipzig are set to spend around £16m on a 16-year-old in the coming days, with Umaro Embalo leaving Benfica for Germany.It is a huge fee to spend on a teenager, but, incredibly, Embalo will NOT be the most expensive 16-year-old in the history of the game.So, who is? have done the research and reveal the most expensive player signed from every age between 13 and 19. You can see the results by clicking the right arrow, above.,. 7 7 7 7 7 17 years old – Sergio Aguero cost £15 million – Sergio Aguero moved from Independiente to Atletico Madrid in 2006 19 years old – Anthony Martial cost £36 million – Manchester United broke the transfer record for a teenager when they signed Anthony Martial from Monaco in 2015.last_img read more