Deadline for 2018 PBA Rookie Draft applications set

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Fil-foreign players aspiring to fulfill their dreams of making the PBA are given until October to complete their applications to be eligible for this year’s Rookie Draft.ADVERTISEMENT Serena Williams’ treatment resonates among black women Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In a press release, the PBA said the deadline for foreign players to submit the necessary requirements is on October 26.The league also announced that the 2018 Rookie Draft is scheduled for December 16, two days after it releases the final list of applicants.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’The submission of requirements is just the first step for Fil-foreign players, whose application will still be reviewed by the league. A December 3 deadline, meanwhile, is set for local applicants. The PBA will also issue the final list of eligible Fil-foreign hopefuls on the same date. MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Last year, Filipino-German forward Christian Standhardinger was selected as the No. 1 overall pick.The Draft Combine, where the aspirants get to show coaches and media a glimpse of what they have to offer, is scheduled for December 12 and 13.This year’s draft will be Willie Marcial’s first since being appointed as league commissioner.ADVERTISEMENT 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 awardlast_img read more

NEBC Yukon Trackers played doubleheader in Fort McMurray

first_imgIn the third, no goals were made but there were a couple of penalties handed out to both teams.The Trackers went on to win the game 5-3.On Sunday, the Trackers played a close game against the Barons.At 6:48 into the first period, The Barons made a goal on the Trackers, making the score 1-0 at the end of the first.In period two, with 51 seconds into the period during a powerplay situation, the Trackers made an attempt for a rebound as Kurtis Lee put one into the net with a double assist from Connor Kindrat and Noah Lang, tying the score at 1-1.Advertisement With 15:30 left in the period, the Trackers took the lead as Nick Loewen shot the puck into the net with a feed from Duncan Ross and Connor Kindrat, making the score 3-2.The lead for the Trackers didn’t last long as the Barons took a shot into the net, tying the score at 3-3.Then at 7:37 left in the second, Flyers’ forward Devan Minard, with an assist from Nick Loewen and Logan Kimmie, sent the puck into the Barons’ net taking the lead 4-3.The Trackers went on to score another point, made by Nathan Brownlee with an assist by Connor Kindrat, making the score 5-3 at the end of the second.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The NEBC Yukon Trackers played a doubleheader against the Barons in Fort McMurray over the weekend.On Saturday, the Trackers had a productive first game as they went on to defeat the Barons.At 3:42 into the game, the Barons took the initial lead as they scored one on the Trackers.- Advertisement -Then at 6:22 into the period, Noah Lang scored on the Barons with an assist from Tyler Turner and Kurtis Lee making the score tied at 1-1.The Barons went on to break the tie making the score 2-1 at the end of the first period.At 1:05 into the second period, Duncan Ross sent one into the Barons net with a feed from Connor Brown, making the score tied at 2-2.Advertisementcenter_img The rebound for the Trackers did not last long as the Barons scored a point making the score 2-1 at 10:18 left in the second frame.Then with 6:30 left in the period, the Barons went on to score another point making it 3-1 over the Trackers as they headed into the third.At 1:43 into the third period, Connor Kindrat made an unassisted goal on the Barons making the score one point behind at 3-2. This would be the only goal within the frame as the Barons went on to win the game 3-2.Up next, the Trackers will be hosting the Whitecourt TRAC Wolverines on November 3 & 4 at the North Peace Arena.last_img read more

City requests negotiations of ‘Rural Fire Protection Area Agreement’

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The City of Fort St. John has requested negotiations to begin in March regarding the Rural Fire Protection Area Agreement between the City and the Peace River Regional District.Having expired in June 2015, it established a Fire Protection Area for rural fire protection services outside the city boundaries. The City provided services under the Agreement such as answering and responding to emergency calls from the Fire Protection Area, including fires and highway related emergencies.The Agreement and fire protection services will continue to be provided until negotiations have closed.- Advertisement -Mayor Lori Ackerman says the City has been honouring the expired agreement, however, as she stated, “it is time to go back to the table and negotiate a new agreement that protects the interests of Fort St. John citizens.”A press release from the City says ‘Rural Fire Protection Services under the Agreement are provided by Fort St. John in the same manner and to the same extent in the Fire Protection Area as the Fire Department of Fort St. John supplies protection and control services within the boundaries of the City of Fort St. John.’Don McPherson, Chair of PRRD’s board of directors, says this will be discussed at a future board meeting.Advertisementlast_img read more

Wenger’s legacy at Arsenal ‘untouchable’ – Henry

first_img0Shares0000Thierry Henry was in the Arsenal invincible team that won two league titles and three FA Cups as well as leading his team to the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final in his role as captain.LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 20 – Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer Thierry Henry insists a barren end to Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign as the Gunners’ manager shouldn’t tarnish his legacy.Wenger announced on Friday he will step aside at the end of the season, having won three Premier League titles and a record seven FA Cups during his time in charge. However, the Frenchman, who brought Henry to the club in 1999, has been under increasing pressure to leave due to a 14-year drought without winning the Premier League and even failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years last season.“Recently people were always confusing what he is doing at the minute and his legacy,” Henry told Sky Sports. “Once you announce you are leaving people are going to talk about your legacy and his legacy is untouchable.”Arsenal are on course for their lowest ever league finish under Wenger as they sit in sixth with just five Premier League games of the season remaining.However, they do possess one final shot at qualifying for next season’s Champions League should they win the Europa League.For Wenger’s final game in charge to come in the Europa League final in his homeland in Lyon next month, Arsenal need to get past Spanish giants Atletico Madrid over two legs in their semi-final on April 27 and May 4.“I remember when I used to play for Arsenal people used to talk about the way we were playing, not what we won, but they way we were doing it, and how Arsene changed Arsenal into a well-recognised club in the world,” added Henry.“I’m happy now we can all talk about his legacy and, yes, let’s not forget that we still have to win the Europa League.“Let’s not get lost in celebrating the end of his era. The team has to win the Europa League, it would be an amazing achievement and Arsene never won in Europe before so it would be a great way to give him a good exit.”Henry sparked speculation that he could succeed Wenger in February when he conceded managing Arsenal would “be a dream” of his.However, he backed down from those comments when quizzed who should replace Wenger and whether he is interested in the role.“Look at me laughing,” he said. “This is a funny one because I am not going to go that way again. I was trying to talk from the heart and it went I would say too far.“There is one person who you can ask that question, though, it’s (Arsenal Chief Executive) Ivan Gazidis. He’s the one that should answer the question.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Video: Port Vale handed draw thanks to bizarre injury-time penalty

first_imgSwindon were left furious on Tuesday night when they were denied all three points against Port Vale by a controversial injury-time penalty.With the Robins leading 2-1, Port Vale were allowed to take a corner deep into added time despite Swindon defender Brandom Ormonde-Ottewill lying injured in the penalty area.Thinking play had stopped, team-mate Jordan Williams punched the ball out of play, conceding a penalty in the sixth minute of stoppage-time.Sam Foley duly converted, earning Port Vale a 2-2 draw and a point despite a dominant display from the Robins.Check out how the incident unfolded in the video above!last_img read more

£22m Tottenham target ‘wants to leave Bayer Leverkusen’, talkSPORT told

first_imgTottenham target Son Heung-Min wants to leave Bayer Leverkusen and will complete a £22million move to White Hart Lane ‘within the next couple of days’, talkSPORT have been told.Spurs have turned their attention to the South Korean international after having two bids rejected by West Brom for England Under-21 starlet Saido Berahino.The north London side were reportedly not prepared to match the Baggies’ £25m valuation for the young forward, so have instead moved ahead with a deal for Son, who has been a hit in the Bundesliga.And, according to German footbal correspondent Olly Knaack, the lively forward’s five-season spell in Germany is set to come to an end, with Leverkusen keen to cash in.He told Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Son’s agent has made it clear that he wants to leave and will leave Leverkusen, so he will be with Tottenham within the next couple of days,“He’s very skilful and very fast. He scored 41 goals in 135 Bundesliga games and can make a difference in a game and in the Tottenham squad.“I’m not sure he’s physically strong enough for the Premier League yet, but of course Leverkusen will sell if a club throws that amount of money at them.“They paid €10million – around £8m – for him two years ago, and now it’s about three times the amount they are getting, so they are cashing in.”last_img read more

Former Chelsea manager rules out taking Italy job next summer

first_img1 Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out the possibility of taking the Italy job if it became available next summer.Current Azzurri boss Antonio Conte is expected to leave his post after Euro 2016 as he goes in search of a job at a top European club.Ancelotti, who was on the shortlist to take over from Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool last month and has also been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge, gave his full backing to Conte and believes he is not suited to international management.“Me coming to the national team? I like to coach, I don’t think I’d like doing it once every three months,” he said to Radio Anch’io lo Sport.“As long as I have this thought – linked to Italy or any other national team – it will not be an opportunity that I will consider.“I support Conte and I hope he wins the Euros.” Carlo Ancelotti last_img read more

Cal Poly women coast to 23-point win

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The downside? Cal Poly even after allowing a season-low 38 points turned the ball over 24 times and missed 15 of its 29 foul shots in another inconsistent game that served as a microcosm of the Broncos’ entire season: Cal Poly had answered a program-worst defeat to Western Washington with a victory over then-No. 19 Minnesota Duluth. Then two wins in a row were followed by two consecutive losses including a new program-worst defeat to Bakersfield before the victory over the Warriors (5-8, 1-5) on Saturday. “I thought we made progress this week,” said Thomas, whose team had chances to knock off No. 12 Chico State in Friday’s 66-60 loss. “I’m not into moral victories. I would never say that. But we played harder (against Chico State). We played with more energy. We played with more effort. Then we came out tonight and played pretty good in stretches.” Those stretches were good enough for a 23-point win because the Warriors played worse all night. Too many steps and too many errant passes played a prominent role in 29 turnovers for Cal State Stanislaus and the Warriors (5-8, 1-5) could not capitalize on 14 steals because they couldn’t hit shots. What the Warriors did in the first half alone was enough to lose the game. They shot 25 percent from the field (5-of-20) and committed 18 turnovers in gift-wrapping a 16-1 run that helped Cal Poly take a 36-16 halftime lead. Carelessness with the ball and poor free-throw shooting a night after sinking 21-of-24 from the foul line kept Cal Poly from making it a complete blowout. The Broncos, though, focused on the win and the positives afterward. “I think we’re improving,” Blevins said. “We have nowhere to go but up.” NOTE: Ashley Moody, injured in last week’s loss to Cal State Bakersfield, had an MRI on her knee before Saturday’s game. Results likely won’t be known until Wednesday, Thomas said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The good teams become great when they bury the competition that is not at their level, and that’s what (Cal State) Bakersfield did to us (last week),” Thomas said. “Tonight, I said that we have to extend the lead at halftime. I said it after the first timeout. Then I didn’t say it again. This team is not ready for that.” DeJa Blevins scored a game-high 16 points, Shanika Perkins added 11 and the Broncos (6-7 overall) coasted to a win that evened their record to 3-3 in California Collegiate Athletic Association action. center_img POMONA — Three years ago Paul Thomas would have watched the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors trip over their feet, throw passes out of bounds and miss shot after shot. And Cal Poly Pomona’s one-time National Coach of the Year would have implored his team to step on the gas pedal. On Saturday, with the Broncos trying to find their way through a transitional year, Thomas let his women’s team coast in neutral, routing Stanislaus 61-38 at Kellogg Gym. last_img read more


first_imgMembers of the Donegal Enterprise Board are looking forward to a slice of the action.A businesswoman who has launched one of the world’s most popular lines of women’s lingerie is among a superb line-up for Donegal’s 10th Enterprising Business Week.Michelle Mone, a Scottish-born entrepreneur, launched the Ultimo brand of lingerie and has been a huge success story.Ms Mone will be one of a number of high-profile speakers who will help the Donegal County Enterprise Board celebrate their 10th annual Enterprising Donegal Business Week. Organised in conjunction with its enterprise partners in Donegal and event partner Sendmode, the week-long programme of free events once again aims to inspire and motivate people to consider starting their own business while at the same time provide a learning and networking forum for those already in business.The week’s programme will run at venues across the county from Monday 3rd March to Friday March 7th with workshops, seminars and other interesting events.With local business Sendmode on board as an event partner, text messaging will feature prominently as a source of information and reminders in the run-up to the week as well as during the week itself.In addition there will be a renewed focus on the use of social media as a promotional tool, including the use of the Twitter hashtag #DEW prior to and during the week. “After ten years Enterprising Business Week is now very-much firmly established in the business calendar of Donegal,” said Michael Tunney, Chief Executive of Donegal County Enterprise Board at a press-conference to launch the week’s events.He added: “The week offers an annual opportunity for people in business and those thinking about starting a business, to make some time to hear how others have overcome obstacles or seized opportunities to either develop their business or achieve in their lives,” the launch.This year’s week-long programme once again has a terrific range of speakers, workshops and seminars all aimed at providing opportunities for learning and networking.“We have invited back some speakers who were very well received by Donegal businesses on their previous visit to Donegal. We are confident that you will find them and the other events and speakers which we have lined up for 2014 to be challenging, informative and inspirational.”He added: “The ultimate objective is to help established businesses and indeed new start-ups to grow and develop which will assist the economy of our county.” Meanwhile John McNamara CEO of event partners Sendmode has described the benefits of attending events organised during Enterprising Donegal Business Week.“Enterprising Donegal Business Week has fantastic events from local and international business leaders to practical workshops. We’ve always found it very informative, enjoyable and extremely motivational. The combination of top class speakers, strategic workshops, and time to network informally during breaks, presents fantastic opportunities to make contacts, develop business knowledge and motivate ourselves and our business team.”The week’s events will get under way on Monday 3rd March at 10.30 am when Gary Brown of Target McConnell’s will deliver a thought-provoking presentation aimed at improving sales and marketing drive.On Monday afternoon Carol O’Kelly of Redstorm will deliver a Marketing Masterclass at DCEB offices and the week will continue with speakers of the calibre of Kevin Kelly, Claire Burge, Michelle Mone, Andrew Curry, Billy Walsh and many more all certain to attract huge interest from the business community in the county. All events are free but registration is required and the full line-up of the week’s events and speakers as well as online registration is available online at donegalenterprise.ieTo receive information and reminders by text message just FREE Text – DEW to 50015Registration is also available by telephone 07491 60735STUNNING LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS AT 10TH DONEGAL ENTERPRISING BUSINESS WEEK was last modified: February 10th, 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:donegalDonegal Enterprising Business WeekMichelle Monelast_img read more

Tap-dancer Fayard Nicholas, 91

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Astaire once told the brothers that the acrobatic elegance and synchronicity of their “Jumpin’ Jive” dance sequence in “Stormy Weather” (1943) made it the greatest movie musical number he had ever seen. In the number, the brothers tap across music stands in an orchestra with the fearless exuberance of children stone-hopping across a pond. In the finale, they leap-frog seamlessly down a sweeping staircase. Fayard, born in 1914, and Harold, born in 1921, learned to dance watching vaudeville shows while their parents played in the pit orchestra. The brothers were good enough by 1928 to debut in vaudeville. In 1932 they made their film debut in the short “Pie Pie Blackbird,” and were booked at the Cotton Club, which became their base. They were allowed to mingle with the white celebrity patrons before going home to bed at 5 or 6 a.m. They would sleep until 3 p.m., when their daily tutoring began, then return to the club by chauffeur-driven limousine for the first show at midnight. Fayard was 18, Harold 11. Movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn spotted them at the club and cast them in the Eddie Cantor musical “Kid Millions” (1934). Fayard remained on good terms with his first wife, Geraldine, and by all accounts, had a long and happy marriage to his second wife, the late Barbara January. He married dancer Katherine Hopkins in 2000. Fayard Nicholas, who with his brother Harold wowed the tap dancing world with their astonishing athleticism and inspired generations of dancers, from Fred Astaire to Savion Glover, has died. He was 91. Nicholas died Tuesday at his home in Burbank from pneumonia and other complications of a stroke, his son Tony Nicholas said. “My dad put heaven on hold and now they can begin the show,” the younger Nicholas said Wednesday. The Nicholas brothers were still boys when they were featured at New York’s Cotton Club in 1932. Though young, they were billed as “The Show Stoppers!” And despite the racial hurdles facing black performers, they went on to Broadway, then Hollywood. 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