Isaiah Austin arrives in Manila, ready to get to work for Gilas

first_imgA costly, catty dispute finally settled View comments LATEST STORIES Guess who’s in the house? @IsaiahAustin #zeke pic.twitter.com/0P12v8U2zD— Chot Reyes (@coachot) September 12, 2017Isaiah Austin is ready to lead Gilas Pilipinas’ campaign in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAustin, a former star out of Baylor University, arrived in Manila late Tuesday night.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 award “I’m here. Ready to get to work. Thank you all the fans for the endless love and support that I’ve received already,” Austin wrote.The 7-foot-1 center, who last played in the Chinese National Basketball League for the Guangxi Rhinos, is also being considered as a candidate for naturalization.Austin is one of two Gilas imports in the tournament, featuring top club teams in Asia including the defending champions Xinjiang Flying Tigers led by Andray Blatche.Gilas, which will be under the banner of Chooks-to-Go, also tapped University of the Philippines’ Bright Akhetie as its other reinforcement.The 23-year-old Austin has an inspiring story to tell. He declared for the 2014 NBA Draft after playing two years in college.ADVERTISEMENT Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ PVL men’s: Ateneo gets third straight win, FEU claims solo second Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He was a highly-touted prospect until he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which is an inherited disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue, that nearly ended his basketball career.Austin was given the go-signal to continue playing basketball in 2016 and is now on a path to reintroduce himself who he once was on the court.In college, he was a member of the Big 12 All-Defensive Team in 2014 and an All-Rookie Team in 2013.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Break new ground It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Winning start OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled He wasted no time in thanking Filipino fans on his Twitter account for greeting him with a warm welcome upon his arrival. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

NBA notes: Curry wants trade if N.Y. fires Thomas

first_imgNew York Knicks center Eddy Curry revealed that if coach Isiah Thomas does not return next season, he will ask to be traded. Speaking candidly following Tuesday’s convincing 102-90 victory over the Clippers, Curry made it clear that he and Thomas are a package deal. Asked if he’d be surprised if Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan fires Thomas, Curry said, “Yeah, I’ll be shocked. I’ll be (ticked off). I’ll be trying to get out of here.” Thomas acquired Curry from Chicago in October 2005 and signed him to a long-term extension. Infirmary: An MRI showed Allen Iverson’s swollen right ankle doesn’t have any structural damage, but he won’t play for Denver at Indiana tonight and Milwaukee on Saturday. He also acknowledged he might be sidelined through the All-Star Game. … Steve Nash might sit out tonight against Atlanta because of a sore right shoulder, although he and Phoenix coach Mike D’Antoni believe the injury poses no long-term problems. … Utah forward Carlos Boozer’s broken leg is healing, but perhaps not quickly enough for him to play in the All-Star Game, the Jazz said. Dog days ahead for Artest: Dogs owned by Sacramento forward Ron Artest have spent a total of 77 nights at the pound since July because of poor care by their owner, costing the NBA star $1,942 in boarding and impound fees, county records show. 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

REFUSE COMPANY FINED €12,000 FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY FAILURES

first_imgA leading Donegal refuse collection company has been fined €12,000 for failing to comply with health and safety standards.Ferry’s RefuseInspectors from the Health and Safety Authority called to the headquarters of Ferry Refuse Collection Ltd in Rossbracken, Manorcunningham. The inspection followed an incident in which one of their lorries had been involved in an accident in which a three year old boy was killed in Letterkenny in 2010.Ferry Refuse director Jim Ferry pleaded guilty to the breaches on behalf of the company.HSA Inspector William Gaffney called to the company’s premises and asked to see the firm’s Safety Statement under the Health and Safety Act of 2005.The act ensures that companies are identifying hazards and carrying out risk assessment.Mr Gaffney told Letterkenny Circuit Court that he was concerned about the reversing of bin lorries under the Safety Statement given to him by Ferrys.He said that across the country the HSA had encountered a number of fatalities or young and elderly people who were struck by reversing vehicles.He said there was a process which companies follow which enabled them to put controls in place to prevent deaths because of reversing vehicles.They included control measures including cameras, engineering barriers to prevent people being dragged under vehicles and audio reverse warnings.The court heard that Ferrys had no previous convictions under the Health and Safety Act.Judge John O’Hagan said sometimes it takes a tragic accident to bring a failure that may or may not be there.“It is easy to examine it afterwards and realise that something is wrong,” he said.Judge O’Hagan fined Ferry’s Refuse Collection €12,000.REFUSE COMPANY FINED €12,000 FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY FAILURES was last modified: October 30th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ferry Refuse CollectionHealth and Safety Authoritymanorcunninghamplead guiltylast_img read more

CAN YOU HELP FIND MISSING AUSTRALIAN TOURIST?

first_imgTHE family of an 85-year-old Australian tourist have appealed for help in finding him/William Tyquin was last seen in Athlone on Tuesday, July 8. He travelled to Ireland on Friday, July 4 for a holiday.He is believed to have hired a black Hyundai ix20 12-D-22135 with the intention of travelling around the country. William is described as being 5’ 6”, with grey hair.When last seen he was wearing cream coloured trousers, a grey t-shirt and sandals.Gardaí and family are very concerned for William and are appealing for anyone who may have seen him to contact them at Athlone Garda station at 090 6498550, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.  CAN YOU HELP FIND MISSING AUSTRALIAN TOURIST? was last modified: July 14th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GardaMissing personWilliam Tyquinlast_img read more

RORY GALLAGHER OFFICIALLY ENTERS RACE FOR DONEGAL JOB

first_imgRory GallagherKILCAR manager and former Donegal senior team No2 Rory Gallagher has submitted his application to replace Jim McGuinness, Donegal Daily can reveal.He joins Paddy Carr and Cathal Corey in the race for the position, with a meeting of the county board next Monday set to ratify the process.Carr was nominated by Fanad Gaels for the position. Donegal Daily revealed last night that Tyrone native Corey – a close friend of Jim McGuinness, was nominated for the job by Naomh Conaill.Rory Gallagher, who lived in Killybegs, is favourite to succeed McGuinness.But Corey’s CV – and entry into the race – is seen as significant.  RORY GALLAGHER OFFICIALLY ENTERS RACE FOR DONEGAL JOB was last modified: October 17th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalkilcaeKillybegsRory Gallagherlast_img read more

Lady Cricket Cranes register first victory in T20 World Cup qualifiers

first_imgThailand Batsman Naruemol Chaiwai plays a shot as wicket-keeper captain Kevin Awino watches on (Courtesy Photo)ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifiers – NetherlandsSunday, July 8Thailand – 67/9Uganda – 68/6 (18.1/20 ov)Uganda’s senior women Cricket National team, the Lady Cricket Cranes registered their maiden victory at the ongoing ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifiers in Netherlands.The side beat up on Thailand women by 4 wickets with 11 balls to spare, on Sunday afternoon at the Kampong Cricket Club in Utrecht.Uganda had lost the opener to Scotland on Saturday by nine (9) wickets in a game that saw the team ran out with just 43 runs from 15 overs.Coming into the game, the Cranes needed a win to put their chances of progressing back on track and luck be-fell them when they won the toss, and they opted to bat last – what a huge decision it was.With the ball, Uganda managed to limit Thailand to just 67 runs – Immaculate Nakisuyi and Gertrude Chandiru picked two wickets each, Carol Namugenyi, Consy Aweko, Rita Musamali and Stephanie Nampiina all picked a wicket each in the team’s incredible fielding.The side needed 68 runs to snatch the victory but nerves were there after the team were easily ran out by Scotland in the opener.Opening Batters Rachael Ntono and Saidat Kemigisha were eliminated with just two and seven runs respectively, Rita Musamali (7), Nalule (3), Captain Kevin Awino (2) all went out with low scores as pressure started to mount.The team had 26 runs for the fall of five wickets (26/5) in the 12th over, but Uganda was to laugh last.With Nakisuyi and Chandiru on the crease, the pair formed a formidable partnership that brought figures on board, before the former was taken out with 21 runs from as many as the balls faced.Chandy (15 off 19) and Franklyn Najjumba finished off the business as Uganda reached the target with 11 balls to spare.Nakisuyi was named player of the game (Woman of the match).Fall of wicketsThailand:2-1 (N Chaiwai, 1.4 ov), 2-2 (N Boochatham, 2.2 ov), 2-3 (N Chantam, 2.6 ov), 36-4 (S Tippoch, 12.5 ov), 42-5 (W Liengprasert, 13.6 ov), 53-6 (N Koncharoenkai, 16.4 ov), 60-7 (C Sutthiruang, 18.3 ov), 66-8 (S Laomi, 19.4 ov), 66-9 (S Saengsakaorat, 19.5 ov)Uganda5-1 (R Ntono, 2.3 ov), 19-2 (S Kemigisha, 8.4 ov), 21-3 (R Musamali, 10.2 ov), 23-4 (M Nalule, 10.4 ov), 26-5 (K Awino, 11.5 ov), 56-6 (I Nakisuuyi, 16.3 ov)The eight already qualified teams include – Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and hosts West Indies.Uganda is competing for one of two remaining slots, as the tourney will be played by ten teams.The ongoing qualification tourney is divided into two groups of four teams, Uganda in group B with Thailand, Scotland and Ireland, the latter is through to the semis after winning its first two matches.Group A has Netherlands (hosts), UAE, Papua New Guinea and Bangladesh.The top two teams from group A and B go to the semis, and the finalists will qualify to the World T20 cup in West Indies.In the last group game, Uganda, third on the table, plays Ireland on Tuesday as Scotland will take on an already eliminated Thailand.Uganda will now need to beat a strong Ireland side, to topple Scotland who are also expected to win their tie against Thailand.RESULTS and Fixtures:GROUP BUganda 43/10 Scotland 47/1(Scotland won by 9 wickets)Thailand 67/9 Uganda 68/6(Uganda won by 4 wickets)Thailand 92/7 Ireland 93/3(Ireland won by 7 wickets)Scotland 98/2 Ireland 99/1(Ireland won by 9 wickets)GROUP APNG 84/6 Bangladesh 86/2(Bangladesh won by 8 wickets)Netherlands 137/3 UAE 138/4(UAE won by 6 wickets)FIXTURES – TodayGroup A5pm: UAE vs. Bangladesh, Utrecht5pm: Netherlands vs. PNG, AmstelveenGROUP B1pm: Thailand vs. Scotland, Utrecht5pm: Ireland vs. Uganda, AmstelveenComments Tags: ICC Women’s World Twenty20 QualifiersLady Cricket Cranestoplast_img read more

Afcon spectacle just days away

first_imgSouth African fan spirit is on a high as they prepare to host the 2013 Afcon.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Formore free images, visit the image library)MEDIA CONTACTS• South African Football Association+27 11 567 2010 or +27 11 494 3522Ray MaotaThe Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) is only days away, and the South African national team Bafana Bafana as well as the Ministry of Sport are urging fans to don their yellow jerseys and get behind the team and the event.Bafana are playing their last warm-up match against Algeria at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on 12 January – fresh from a 0 – 1 defeat by Norway on 8 January in Cape Town, where they displayed a lot of goal poaching character, although they couldn’t rattle the net.Bafana plays Cape Verde in the opening match on 19 January at the National Stadium at Nasrec, in the south of Johannesburg.Norway is ranked 24 in the Fifa World Rankings, while Algeria and South Africa rank 19 and 87 respectively. Ace up the sleeveBafana’s head coach Gordon Igesund heaped praise on Platinum Stars midfielder Thuso Phala after the Norway match, saying he was an “ace up his sleeve”.Igesund said: “Just because he plays for a smaller team like Platinum Stars, and a lot of people don’t get to see him, doesn’t mean he is not a good player. He is quick and he is an out-and-out winger.”Bongani Khumalo, Bafana’s captain, said: “We will have to keep working hard, but there were lots of positives in this game (against Norway), like the way we moved the ball. We played a good brand of football, but maybe at times we should get uglier in the box and gamble. But these are the things we will work on.” Fans showing African spiritHundreds of fans gathered in Sandton on 9 January outside the Nelson Mandela Square in true African spirit, for the official 10-day countdown till the start of the tournament.“Go and do us proud. We release you to go and compete with the best in the world,” said Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula, who asked South Africans to show the spirit of ubuntu to other soccer-lovers who will be visiting during Afcon.When South Africa last hosted the tournament in 1996 they triumphed, beating Tunisia 2-0 in the final at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Their supporters are hoping for more of the same in 2013. Afcon groupsThere are four groups in the 22-day sporting event that will also see two South African referees – Daniel Bennett and Zakhele Siwela – officiating at some of the matches.The groups are:· Group A: South Africa; Cape Verde; Angola; Morocco.· Group B: Ghana; Mali; Niger; Democratic Republic of Congo.· Group C: Zambia; Nigeria; Burkina Faso; Ethiopia.· Group D: Tunisia; Algeria; Togo; Côte d’Ivoire.The National Stadium will host the opening and final matches, while the other matches will be played at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit; Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth; Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg; and Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.The Bafana squad is made up of:· Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune; Senzo Meyiwa; Wayne Sandilands.· Defenders: Bongani Khumalo; Siyabonga Sangweni; Thabo Nthethe; Anele Ngcongca; Siboniso Gaxa; Tshepo Masilela; Thabo Matlaba.· Midfielders: Kagisho Dikgacoi; Dean Furman; Reneilwe Letsholonyane; Oupa Manyisa; May Mahlangu; Thulani Serero; Lerato Chabangu; Thuso Phala; Siphiwe Tshabalala.· Strikers: Bernard Parker; Katlego Mphela; Tokelo Rantie; Lehlohonolo Majoro.After choosing the squad, Igesund said: “It’s very unfortunate that I could not have all the players in the squad as the Confederation of African Football rules stipulate that only 23 will be needed for the tournament.“No matter how much we try, we can’t please all the people in the selection process, but I believe we have chosen the best that will represent this country well in Afcon 2013.” Public viewing placesThe Gauteng provincial government has earmarked seven public viewing areas for fans to enjoy the tournament spectacle from.These are in Orange Farm in the south of Johannesburg; the informal settlement of Diepsloot near Fourways, north of the city; Ivory Park in Tembisa on the East Rand; Diepkloof in Soweto; Sedibeng in the Vaal, Tshwane and Merafong in the Carltonville area.MEC for sport, arts, culture and recreation Lebogang Maile told Sowetan: “The public viewing areas were a resounding success during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, which is why we have decided to bring them back for Afcon.”last_img read more

Freewheeling Freelancers will Dominate the Future Jobs Market

first_imgWhere once upon a time, it was seen as essential to travel to a working environment to liaise with employers or clients and store relevant information, technological advances have paved the way for seamless remote working conditions and the ability to handle many tasks from anywhere in the world. The age of interconnectivity has already brought exponential changes to the jobs market over the past twenty years.While the only way of gaining work was to contact employers and recruiters directly, specialist job websites enable us to showcase our portfolios with ease and put us in touch with carefully selected decision makers in relevant businesses. Our brave new world of heightened autonomy has already worked wonders for freelancers, and in a future of further advancements in machine learning and remote task management, freelance work is set to dominate the jobs market. Here is why freelancing belongs to the future. Unprecedented flexibility.Writing for the Silicon Republic, Cheryl Cran believes that the liberating qualities of the technology-age are a driving force in necessitating flexibility with work. While the post-war, post-industrial era focused on creating job stability, the modern age demands a much more flexible work-life balance, Cran reasons. This theorization bodes well for freelancers. At the time of writing, it’s estimated that around 34% of the US workforce is remote workers – that figure is set to hit 43% by 2020. Moreover, according to Statista, the number of freelancers is expected to grow to over 90 million by 2028.Image Source: StatistaBeing a freelancer is simple, all a person needs is a set of specific skills and a simple website where potential customers can find and see the work.The freedom of completing tasks on flexible terms is a critical appeal for the gig economy and has begun to draw nine to five workers bewildered at the pace of modern office-based life — and the expenses of the cities where they’re situated. Medium off-shoot The Startup has found that 50% of US jobs could be undertaken at home, and 80% of their workforce has expressed an interest in working remotely occasionally. Despite this, only 7% of employers currently make this possible for their employees. Once business decision makers gain confidence in the framework enabling their staff to complete tasks remotely, it will undoubtedly open the door for a seismic shift towards freelance-based work. Capitalizing on a shrinking planet.The world has never been smaller than it is today until tomorrow comes along and makes the planet feel a little bit more local.Globalization has played an invaluable role in the sharing of skills and practices, and now we’re beginning to see the real potential of sharing workloads across continents, too. Today, if you need a 2,500 in-depth article about a niche aspect of your industry you only need to look online, and in a matter of clicks, you could be in touch with an individual in possession of all the required knowledge that’s willing to complete your piece. This sort of freelance taskforce wouldn’t have been available in the past, and as more talented individuals understand the benefits of the gig economy, the industry will expand. Cheryl Cran has observed that 47% of millennials have undertaken freelance work in some form, either full-time or part-time – and given the freedom of the life and work balance that it enables, we can expect an ever-increasing pool of talent from around the world available upon request. Blockchain’s helping hand.The burgeoning capabilities of blockchain can have a game-changing impact on how freelancers and their temporary employers draw up contracts for work. With the capabilities of a blockchain infused ‘smart contract,’ freelancers and their employers can establish trust in a way that’s not previously been possible. Through a blockchain smart contract, freelancers can set pre-determined benchmarks for their workload with each one linked to payment. Blockchain payments and other payment companies enable a freelance worker to work without worrying about receiving their money while the business will no longer need to concern themselves over quality control issues. Smart contracts can also store an unchangeable record of a freelance worker’s job history without the need of relying on middleman services. Better protection from exploitation.Freelancers are at particular risk of exploitation from employers. In some cases, the scope of their work can be increased with no new pricing negotiations, they could be left waiting for weeks to be paid, and they typically don’t enjoy the same health or retirement benefits that in-house staff receives as standard. Moreover, online platforms usually take a big chunk of freelancer’s money (usually between 10%-30%), just because they happen to use that platform. For instance, Vlad Dobrynin, CEO & Co-Founder of Humans.net, believes that the future of online freelancing should be “fee-free” with fewer boundaries. Moreover, “Users should profit from using a service if the service makes money through advertisements. For example, Facebook makes more than $90 billion in revenue a year through advertising, but pays nothing to its users,” he explains.Fortunately, as more people turn to this form of work, so too has the attention of regulatory bodies around the world. Writing for Forbes, Abdullahi Muhammed expects to see increased pressure in the coming years on local, state and national authorities to recognize the fledgling form of freelancing and provide better protection for their exceptional approaches in finding work. Tags:#AI Machine Learning#Freelance#freelance entrepreneurs#global freelancing#global startups#interconnectivity#website builders Dmytro is a CEO at Solvid, a creative content creation agency based in London. He’s also the founder of Pridicto, a web analytics startup. His work has been featured in various publications, including Entrepreneur.com, TechRadar, Hackernoon, TNW, Huff Post, and ReadWrite. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Blockchain – Impending Revolution in Glob… Dmytro Spilka Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industrylast_img read more

NBA: Spurs legend David Robinson says it would be ‘crazy’ not to trade for Irving

first_imgLATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games “The Admiral” was even adamant that Irving heading to Texas would be a perfect fit not just on the hardwood but even outside of basketball.“It’s just an enjoyable atmosphere where your teammates encourage one another, love one another,” he said. “I can only see positive things. … We can only dream about good stuff like that.”Meanwhile, Irving would certainly be godsend to the perennial contenders Spurs, especially with their 35-year-old facilitator Tony Parker entering the twilight of his career and coming off a major surgery.However, earlier reports have indicated that the Cavs are looking for “young assets” in possible trade scenarios, which the Spurs presumably lack at the moment.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORIES:ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension NBA: Analyst Charles Barkley says it’s ‘stupid’ that Kyrie Irving wants to leave CavsRetired NBA star Tim Duncan training in MMA, coach says he could fight professionally WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Duque: It’s up to Palace to decide on Dengvaxia’s fate PLAY LIST 02:16Duque: It’s up to Palace to decide on Dengvaxia’s fate03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201701:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village View comments Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers  (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP)The San Antonio Spurs remains high on the list of possible trade destinations for supposedly disgruntled Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving.If only retired Spurs legend David Robinson were in charge, he would pull out all the stops to make it happen.ADVERTISEMENT Trump makes racism ‘fashionable’ – LeBron Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next Although far removed form his playing days, the 52-year-old one-time NBA MVP still looks out for the best interest of the only franchise he has ever known.In an appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio, Robinson made it clear that the Spurs should be going all out in pursuing the talented 25-year-old out of Duke.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’d be crazy not to want a talented guy like that. He’s been a force for (the Cavaliers),” he spoke highly of Irving.“I certainly think you add a talent like that to a system that can … enhance his impact in the game and make him more efficient,” he added.last_img read more

Pakistan Cricket Board announces Najam Sethi as its new chairman

first_imgThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced Najam Sethi as its new chairman.The unanimous decision was taken at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) presided by current chairman Shaharyar Khan.Sethi will take over once Khan’s term ends in August, reported the Dawn.Along with this, two other unanimous resolutions were also passed during the proceeding.The first was the appreciation of Khan’s services for Pakistan’s cricket. The members gave a standing ovation to the PCB chairman who was presiding over the meeting for the last time as his three-year term ends in August this year.The second resolution was adopted for a Pride of Performance award for Sethi for his significant contribution in Pakistan’s cricket especially staging of PSL’s final in Lahore.Khan, in his address to the Annual General Meeting, thanked all the members for their support in organizing the Abdul Hafez Kardar School Cricket Championship and Fazal Mahmood Club Cricket Championship across the country.He emphasised on the need of developing new cricket academies around the country. Khan also took the members into confidence on bilateral cricket series with India as well as board’s legal initiatives on the MoU signed between the two boards.Sethi informed the AGM that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was a huge success with final of second edition taking place in Lahore.He added that the management is aiming to hold eight matches of PSL’s third edition in Pakistan (four each in Lahore and Karachi).He further added that as many as 30 national and international parties have shown their interest to buy sixth franchise.advertisementSethi pledged to bring international cricket back in Pakistan and added that the Board would look into the participants’ grievances and try to solve the issues raised at the AGM at the earliest.last_img read more