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first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Fajardo wasn’t chosen to be part of the team due to his fractured right shin that was diagnosed before the start of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup.The injury left Fajardo lumbering with a boot encasing his right foot.Guiao added that if not for the injury, Fajardo was a sure addition to the team.“His visit is a way of showing that he’s concerned and he would’ve loved to play for this team and he would’ve been a shoo-in if he was healthy,” said Guiao.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Guiao in no hurry to name PH final 12 vs Iran Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The PBA’s reigning four-time MVP made a surprise appearance to show his support for the national team which is preparing for its game against Iran on September 13.Head coach Yeng Guiao admitted that he didn’t invite Fajardo to attend and appreciated the giant’s gesture.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We appreciate it very much and we know he wants to play but due to circumstances beyond his control he cannot but he showed his support and desire to be with the team,” said Guiao after the team’s practice at Meralco Gym.“I don’t know who invited him, I didn’t invite him but he still came and that is very much appreciated,” added Guiao in Filipino. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew He may be unable to play for the national team in its coming game, but that hasn’t stopped June Mar Fajardo from showing up at training.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Liberia’s  Ambassador to Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg and the European Union, Isaac W. Nyenabo, has called on his African colleagues in the diplomatic service to remain supportive of the continent and its respective countries.During his recent induction in Belgium as one of the new diplomats in the European belt, Nyenabo, urged his colleagues to be true representatives of their people in order to see the continent uplifted.Reminding his colleagues that poor infrastructures, poverty and disease remain problems on the continent, he admonished Africans representing their countries in Europe and the Carribean to exert all  efforts to pull their people out of poverty and spurr economic and infrastructural development on the continent.He further challenged his African colleagues to seek support from partners through whom  resources could be mobilized to help with the development of the African continent.The African Union Group of Ambsassadors  comprises16 with 52 representatives.  The African Carribbean Pacific Ambassadors number 52.  The African Carribbean Pacific Ambassadors at the European Union are made up of representatives from 79  countries, 15 organizations and 28 European Union Countries, respectively.Ambassador Nyenabo, prior to the 2014 Special Senatorial Elections which he did not contest as an incumbent, was named by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as Ambassador to Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg and the European Union.He remained in Liberia during the peak and decline of the Ebola disease and took up his assignment recently after being confirmed by the Liberian Senate.Commenting on the epidemic, Ambassador Nyenabo said Liberia had been making tremendous gains before the outbreak of the Ebola virus which caused a significant setback to the country’s economy. He called on friendly countries to support the post-Ebola recovery programs of affected countries, including Liberia.He said the post-Ebola recovery plan of Liberia, will require regional and international support, noting that the country has not experienced any new cases of Ebola for over three weeks.last_img read more

first_imgThe National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame recently honored several athletes from the San Fernando, Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys with scholar-athlete awards during a dinner March 6 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. Every year, the foundation and Hall of Fame pay tribute to select football players for exhibiting superior qualities of scholarship, citizenship and leadership. Additionally, the foundation recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding support for it and its mission of promoting the game of amateur football. Among the area athletes honored, Hayworth Hicks from Palmdale High School received a $1,000 scholarship. He also received the Most Improved Grade-Point Average Award. Hicks’ coach is Jeff Williams. Other students honored as scholar-athletes were: 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Will Strong from College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita; his coach is Chuck Lyon. Trevor Kilroy from Alemany High School in Mission Hills; his coach is Dean Herrington. Darnell Williams from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster; his coach is John Fleming. Blake Martin from Canyon High School in Canyon Country; his coach is Harry Welch. Alex Pattee from Hart High School in Newhall; his coach is Mike Herrington. Deshawn Shead from Highland High School in Palmdale; his coach is Jim Root. Scott Johnson from Lancaster High School in Lancaster; his coach is Jeff Cortez. Terrance Stewart from Littlerock High School in Littlerock; his coach is James Vondra. Davon House from Palmdale High School in Palmdale; his coach is Jeff Williams. Kenny Brown from Paraclete High School in Lancaster; his coach is Norm Dahlia. Frank Hallak from Quartz Hill High School in Quartz Hill; his coach is Pat Degnan. Ramsen Golpashin from Saugus High School in Saugus; his coach is Jason Bornn. Joseph Perez from Vasquez High School in Acton; his coach is Tim Jorgenson. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com.last_img read more

first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS – Storytellers Clabe Hangan and Ray de la Paz will be featured at 7 p.m. today at the Santa Fe Springs Library, 11700 Telegraph Road. Their appearance is part of the library’s First Friday series. Hangan and De la Paz will combine comedy and music to portray the odyssey of the California farm workers’ struggle and Cesar Chavez, who fought to change their conditions. Admission and refreshments are free. For more information, call (562) 868-7738. City Council meeting canceled WHITTIER – The City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting on April 10 has been canceled, officials announced Thursday. For more information, call City Hall, (562) 945-8200. Cartoon drawing workshop set PICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera Library, 9001 Mines Ave., will host a special cartooning workshop at 4 p.m. April 13. “Max and Ruben’s Cartoon Drawshop” is open to all ages and is free. For more information, call (562) 942-7394. Registration open for golf fundraiser WHITTIER – There’s still time to sign up for Purple and Gold’s 35th annual golf classic, slated for May 7 at the Friendly Hills Country Club. The entry fee of $250 includes a golf cart, tee favor, continental breakfast, box lunch, dinner and a chance to win prizes – and a new car. Proceeds are used by Purple and Gold to enhance men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs at Whittier Colleges. For more information, or to register, call Mike Rizzo (562) 907-4967. Trip to Poppy Festival slated PICO RIVERA – City officials are hosting a group trip to the 15th annual Poppy Festival at Lancaster City Park on April 21. Wild spring flower enthusiasts of all ages from surrounding communities are invited to attend the event, which features vendors, live entertainment and more. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. from the Pico Rivera Senior Center parking lot, 9200 Mines Ave., at will return at 6 p.m. the same day. Cost of the trip is $3 for children ages 5 and under, $10 for seniors and children ages 6 to 12, and $15 for those ages 13 to 61. For more information, call (562) 948-4844. AQMD holds lawn mower exchange The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) will exchange residents’ old, operable gasoline-powered lawn mowers for new cordless, rechargeable electric mowers for $100. Area Lawn Mower Exchange events are slated for April 14 in Anaheim; May 5 in Pasadena and May 12 in Long Beach. Pre-registration is required. For details or to make a reservation, call (888) 425-6247, or visit www.aqmd.gov. Professor receives award for article WHITTIER – Laura McEnaney, associate professor of history at Whittier College, has been awarded the 2007 Binkley-Stephenson Award for best scholarly article published in the Journal of American History in 2006. McEnaney received $500 and a plaque in recognition of her achievement during the 100th annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians. She was honored for her work, “Nightmares on Elm Street: Demobilizing in Chicago, 1945-1953.” – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgManchester United have emerged as firm favourites to sign Burnley striker Danny Ings this summer.Ings has enjoyed an impressive debut season in the Premier League, netting nine times, and a host of clubs are eyeing the 22-year-old.Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham are among those who have been monitoring the England Under-21 international, who is out of contract in the summer.However, talkSPORT understands United are in pole position to sign Ings and are in advanced talks with his representatives.Ings favours a switch to Louis van Gaal’s side over their Premier League rivals and United are confident of getting a deal done.As he is under the age of 24, Burnley will be due a compensation fee from United, but that is only likely to be around £5million.Ings’ arrival is likely to signal the end of Radamel Falcao’s time at Old Trafford, with the Colombian certain to return to Monaco after a disastrous loan spell. 1 Danny Ings last_img read more

first_imgCancer survivor Majella O’Donnell has said she does not feels she deserves all the praise she gets in confronting her illness.Majella’s ‘selfie’Majella had her hair shaved live on the Late Late Show last September after discovering she had breast cancer and was to undergo treatment.She raised a staggering €600,000 for the Irish Cancer Society and has since undergone a double mastectomy operation. But Majella insisted “I feel a little bit like I don’t deserve all the accolades I’m getting because for me, it was a simple thing to do.“When people say ‘You’re brave’, or “you’re this or that”, I squirm a bit and think: “I’m not really, that’s just me.”“If I’m bald and look ugly, I don’t really care what anybody thinks.”Majella, wife of singer Daniel O’Donnell, was recently pictured taking part in the selfie craze which encouraged women to donate cash as they went without make-up. But Majella revealed she had one up on some women as she posed for her own selfie.“I have to admit that I’m not a big make-up person. Most of the time I don’t wear make-up. I usually wear it when I’m going out.“I’m not one of those people who has to put it on first thing in the morning, I actually can’t be bothered with it,” she said. ‘I SQUIRM WHEN PEOPLE CALL ME BRAVE’ – CANCER BATTLER MAJELLA was last modified: April 9th, 2014 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:cancerdonegalMajella O’Donnellmake-upSelfielast_img read more

first_imgDonegal County Council will today welcome the Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh back to County Donegal with a reception in the Letterkenny Public Services Centre.Speaking before his visit Chief Executive of Donegal County Council Seamus Neely said he was delighted to be welcoming Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh back to County Donegal.“I know that Mayor Walsh has been a great supporter and champion of County Donegal in Massachusetts and I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for all his support and assistance and we look forward to continuing to build strong linkages and connections with Boston and the State of Massachusetts”. He added “Boston holds a special place in the hearts of many Donegal people and has been home from home for generations of Irish people. It is a great honour to be welcoming the Mayor of Boston to Donegal today”.This is Mayor Walsh’s first trip back to Ireland since his election as Mayor of Boston.Mayor Walsh is on a ten-day Irish trip which takes in several days in his parent’s Connemara home area as well as visiting Dublin, Donegal, Derry, Knock, Galway City and Belfast.Mayor Walsh, who has dual US and Irish citizenship and grew up in a household in Boston where Irish was spoken on a daily basis, has been travelling back to Ireland for a number of years but this is his first visit since being elected Mayor last November. Following the reception Mayor Walsh is scheduled to make a visit to the CoLab & North West Regional Science Park at Letterkenny Institute of Technology. MAYOR OF BOSTON TO VISIT DONEGAL TODAY was last modified: September 24th, 2014 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:bostondonegalMayor Marty Walshvisitlast_img read more

first_img Testaverde was signed a week ago when Chad Pennington went out for the season with another torn rotator cuff. Lions’ Rogers officially suspended: Detroit wide receiver Charles Rogers was suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, the latest setback in his injury-plagued career. The announcement came in a two-sentence statement from the league. Vinny Testaverde was named the New York Jets’ staring quarterback by coach Herman Edwards on Wednesday, a move the desperate Jets hope can spark their floundering offense. His first start comes Sunday against Tampa Bay, the team that drafted him No. 1 overall in 1987. When the 42-year-old takes the field, he will be the fourth-oldest quarterback to start a game in the Super Bowl era, behind Steve DeBerg, Warren Moon and Doug Flutie. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Martz has heart infection: St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz has an infection of the heart that will require treatment with antibiotics and keep him out of practice for a couple of days. The 54-year-old Martz said doctors believe he has endocarditis, a bacterial infection of the heart’s inner lining or the heart valve. Also: Philadelphia safety Brian Dawkins and middle linebacker Jeremiah Trotter sat out practice, but neither is expected to miss Sunday’s game at Dallas. Both are listed as questionable. … Seattle starting wide receivers Bobby Engram (ribs) and Darrell Jackson (knee bruise) were both listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game at St. Louis. The Seahawks also signed veteran punter Tom Rouen and released Leo Araguz. … The Rams signed tight end Cam Cleeland to replace Roland Williams, who tore ligaments in his right knee in Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants … The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed offensive lineman Matt Stinchcomb on injured reserve. Stinchcomb was inactive in all four games this season with an injured back and will miss the season. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Los Angeles is full of comedians, many of them actually funny. But only infrequently does a comedian come along who can make us laugh with painful intensity even while forcing us to confront uncomfortable realities about ourselves and our society. Richard Pryor, who died Saturday, was one of those very few. In many ways, Pryor, a San Fernando Valley resident, was a pioneer in entertainment, not just for other black comedians but also for his scathingly funny, in-your-face, very un-P.C. shtick uncommon in the 1960s and 1970s. Pryor had been absent from the Hollywood scene in any significant way in recent years as he battled multiple sclerosis, but his contribution to comedy was such that he will be remembered for a long, long time. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img audrey watters Seedcamp, often described as the European equivalent to Silicon Valley’s Y Combinator, has announced a partnership with Facebook to help support socially-oriented startups. The partnership means that Seedcamp participants get product, technical, and design support, as well as early access to beta programs on the Facebook platform.Seedcamp says that many of its companies are already work closely with the Facebook platform, and the closer partnership will give those startups a boost. As Seedcamp notes on its blog, “Since many of our portfolio companies use parts of Facebook’s offerings in their setup, talking to the folks working on these products directly will be a massive help. In addition, an early look at what is coming up will enable Seedcamp companies to be ahead of the market and to play with cool new features first.”This deal between Facebook and Seedcamp follows a similar one struck last summer between Facebook and Y Combinator. At one time, Facebook did operate its own startup program, the fbFund, but the company announced it had no plans to keep it active.Seedcamp also announced that Facebook would become a Platinum Seedcamp Founder Sponsor.Seedcamp offers a three-month mentorship program and a €50,000 investment in exchange for a 8-10% minority stake. Seedcamp holds events all over the world – Mini Seedcamps – as well as Seedcamp Week each fall in London. Once focused on holding events in Europe, Seedcamp has expanded to the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Tags:#start#tips last_img read more