‘Greek Freak’ Antetokounmpo invades Manila

first_imgMilwaukee Bucks breakout star Giannis Antetokounmpo is headed to the Philippines on Sunday for “The Greek Freak Invades Manila” at Glorietta Activity Center in Makati.ADVERTISEMENT King Bally has donated a fully refurbished basketball court to the campus along Kalayaan Avenue. The official turnover of the completed basketball court will also take place at the event.Antetokounmpo will also meet the MakSci students who participated in the 3-on-3 tournament. He will have a chance to offer advice and inspire young Filipino players who might one day enjoy the same success.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Fans will get a chance to see Antetokounmpo in action as he participates in exhibition drills with PBA players Gabe Norwood and Ranidel de Ocampo  along and college basketball stars Vince Tolentino, Marco Sario and Thomas  Torres at 4pm in the event organized by King Bally Entertainment Group.INQUIRER is the official media partner of the “The Greek Freak Invades Manila.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The charity event is free for public but fans have the chance to get up close with the young Greek forward. Mechanics are available King Bally’s official Facebook and the Ayala Center website.“The Greek Freak Invades Manila” will also host the final match of a 3-on-3 tournament featuring students of the Makati Science High School, which is the beneficiary school of the event. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LOOK: Tour de France cyclist shows off tired, vascular legs after 16 stages View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

‘If Women Feel Betrayed by Ellen, This Should not Be the End of Women…

first_imgMontserrado County Independent senatorial aspirant Miatta Fahnbulleh has said that she does not expect support or endorsement of her candidacy from the hierarchies of the Unity Party-led government, but there are many individuals who are wishing her well in disguise.Aspirant Fahnbulleh, who is popularly known as Aunty Miatta, said that the culture of protection of jobs and positions in the Liberian society had made people to be careful of openly expressing their political leanings, as many of them are afraid to lose their [government] jobs.But in spite of these, Aunty Miatta, who has been in the vanguard of women and children’s  advocacy for over 35 years, said that she stands as a formidable aspirant who will emerge winner of the toughest battleground on the Liberian political landscape—Montserrado County.The Montserrado County female aspirant spoke with the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview yesterday at the headquarters of her campaign team in Monrovia.Ms. Fahnbulleh is the daughter of Mother Mary Brownell, a household name in Liberia due to her advocacy work, especially during the Liberian civil crisis.  During that period, she organized women groups to engage leaders in the crisis to help bring an end to the war.Miatta said though she is not dependent on hierarchies of the government, she believes she will emerge as the winner of the ensuing election.“With the women of Liberia backing me as well as some well-meaning strong men who know the power of women [in] leadership, I’m definitely going to win this race.  I’m very positive about that.”Many may have felt betrayed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf after overwhelmingly electing her on separate two occasions, said Fahnbulleh. However, that should not be considered the end to women supporting women for political participation.“I know what is being said in the background and I have heard on many occasions that many sisters and daughters are saying that they feel neglected by the President.  But I don’t think this should be the end for women participation in political leadership.“In an illustrated example,” aspirant Fahnbulleh said, “This situation is like a young girl who is dearly in love with a guy and this guy gives her with a broken heart. Does that mean she should not fall in love again? I will say no; when love presents itself again you have to give it a try.”The renowned and highly respected African musician and activist did not disclose whether she enjoys the full blessings of the President, but noted that the Liberian leader has endorsed the 19 female aspirants in the ensuing elections.Also, it is a fact that the President’s son is running for Senator.Miatta disclosed that many women were feeling reluctant to even participate in the voting exercise, but with her emergence they are now coming in great numbers to support her.“I believe in the empowerment of women, especially political empowerment, something we have been advocating for the past 35 plus years.  If others are now feeling reluctant and are no longer pushing the idea, we will continue to do so because we believe in the power of women leadership,” said Madam Fahnbulleh, who was a staunch supporter of President Sirleaf in both elections in 2005 and 2011, said.Her song ‘This Is Our Time’ reverberated throughout both elections, bringing inspiration to many women. The song also added some impetus to the process, but we don’t know whether it would be heard this time around. She is also the founder of Obaa’s Girls Educational Outreach, an all girls’ school.Meanwhile, Madam Fahnbulleh said that those desires that drive her most for which she decided to enter the race is to ensure quality education, most especially for girls, women and youth empowerment are the primary reasons for which she has entered the race.  She also wants to advocate for a better health care system.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GPF announces major road closures for roundabout work

first_imgThe Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Thursday said that the following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic for continuous road work at Kitty roundabout today from 08:00h until further notice.Camp Road and Carifesta Avenue – No entry EastKitty Public Road and Vlissengen Street – No entry WestDavid Street and JB Singh Road – No entry NorthTherefore, vehicles proceeding west on Kitty Public Road are advised to turn south into Vlissengen Road while others proceeding north on Camp Road are advised to turn east into Thomas Lands. It said too that vehicles proceeding north on JB Singh Road are advised to turn east into David Street while others proceeding east on Young Street are advised to turn north on Camp Street, then east into Seawall Road.It said it regretted any inconvenience caused as a result of the road closures.last_img read more

Bandits terrorise, rob hospital administrator

first_imgAt least three bandits terrorised the administrator of the Mibikuri Hospital and his family in the wee hours of Sunday morning and escaped with a quantity of valuables.Based on reports received, at about 3:00h, the armed, masked men, who were dressed in dark coloured clothing, smashed their way into the Lot 379 Bloomfield village, Corentyne, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) home.Administrator of the Mibicuri Hospital, Asif Owel told Guyana Times that he was awakened by the sounds of barking dogs and as he got out of bed to make inquiries, he was confronted by the three men who were already in his bedroom.At the time, Owel and his wife were at home. The armed men then demanded cash and jewellery.One of the bandits, who carried a cutlass, dragged Owel to the lower flat of the building and in the process, dealt him several chops to his body as he continued making his demands.The administrator, out of fear, handed over one silver band and chain but the man asked for gold jewellery. He told the men that he had none and in retaliation, he was beaten with the cutlass.Meanwhile, the other two bandits remained in the upper flat with the man’s wife demanding valuables. She too was beaten by the men. They were eventually given $30,000 and two gold chains, two gold rings and a pair of earrings. The men then made good their escape.The police were summoned and arrived shortly after. The injured couple were taken to the Port Mourant Hospital where they were treated. Owel was admitted for further medical attention.Up to press time, no arrests have been made. Police continue to investigate. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

One-man war on graffiti

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ROWLAND HEIGHTS – If you spray it, he will come. With a paint roller, 5-gallon buckets of paint and a paint-speckled camera to document his work, Rowland Heights resident Roy Humphreys has launched a war on graffiti. He’s painted over graffiti on walls, utility boxes and light poles all along Colima and Fullerton roads, condominium parking lots, even the underground equestrian tunnel near McDonald’s on Stoner Creek Road. But Humphreys is not a Los Angeles County employee. He says the county takes too long to remove graffiti, so he does it himself. “Graffiti is not an option. Not for one day, not for one second,” he said. Humphreys spends his own money on paint and rollers – about $4,000 over the last three years, he estimated. A grateful resident once paid him with a six-pack of Coca-Cola. One property owner with a house for sale gave him $20 for paint, he said. But not everyone is a fan. Some home and business owners don’t let him paint over graffiti on their walls, and some say the paint he uses doesn’t match the color of the walls. The county discourages his tactics, saying residents instead should call their graffiti-removal hotline, (800) 675-4357. Humphreys said the paint the county uses to remove graffiti doesn’t match either, and his goal is to cover up graffiti as soon as possible to frustrate taggers. “If you take it down as fast as it goes up, they get discouraged,” he said. Valerie Hill, who handles graffiti abatement for the county, said Humphreys is putting himself in danger of retaliation. “Thank God nothing’s happened to him,” Hill said. “You never know what’s going to happen in this day and age.” While driving Feb. 15, Humphreys said he noticed four teens near Colima Road and Nausika Avenue. One was spray-painting a control box. Humphreys walked up to them and snapped a picture. Three of the youths took off, with Humphreys and a bicyclist in pursuit. Humphreys said he dialed the Walnut Station while running. One of the teens, a juvenile, was detained on suspicion of vandalism and is scheduled for a hearing in Pomona Court on April 19, said Capt. Michael Kwan of the Walnut Station. Kwan said while he admired Humphreys’ energy, he does not condone his methods. sheriff’s shirley.hsu@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306last_img read more

DONEGAL COMPANY REACHES FINAL OF GOOGLE’S ‘ADOPT A START-UP’ COMPETITION

first_imgImages of Ian Harkin (Lottie Dolls MD) and Katrina mcBride (Digital Marketing Lottie Dolls) both Ballybofey, at Google HQ (attached).Arklu, the Donegal company behind Lottie Dolls have made it to the final eight in Google’s ‘Adopt a Start Up’ Competition. An incredible achievement for MD Ian Harkin and the company, who are based in Letterkenny, and have travelled to Google’s European Headquarters fortnightly as part of the 12-week Adopt a Startup Programme.Google’s Adopt a Startup mentorship programme aims to support the selected start-ups in order to develop their business strategies and provide them with hands-on support and advice on how they might be able to take their enterprises even further. Arklu were initially chosen from 150 business applicants, and progressed from 30 semi-finalists to become one of the final eight competing in the national competition.Arklu were appointed a team of three dedicated Google mentors to help the North West toy start-up to create a digital marketing strategy and to provide a road-map for the company to reach their online marketing goals.The Googlers which joined Arklu included Jennifer McGann – Associate Manager, Project Management, Molle de Jong – Senior Strategist, and Matan Erez – Associate Account Strategist, the team have a wealth of experience and a unique combination of skills which helped to maximise the Arklu (Lottie Dolls’) online potential, the company also attended an exclusive lecture series in Google’s European Head Quarters.The Grand Final will take place in Google’s Foundry on Tuesday the 12th of July, winners will take up a prize of €10,000 in AdWords credit, along with eligibility to the Google Cloud Platform for Startups Program, worth €20,000 in cloud credits. Lottie Dolls are in the final alongside a diverse range of Irish start ups; Beutifi, Cool Beans, Little Vista, Newslinn, Nuwave Sensors, Truck Science and Oxymem.The Donegal company will pitch their refined business plan and findings to members of Google Ireland’s leadership team, as well as prominent figures from the Irish start-up community, at a finals next week.The Lottie doll line was launched in 2012 by Arklu cofounders MD Ian Harkin and Creative Director Lucie Follett, and has won over thirty industry awards on account of its innovative focus on being a doll with a realistic body shape, emphasis on childhood, and activities that stimulate imaginative play. Lottie is now on sale in 30 countries.DONEGAL COMPANY REACHES FINAL OF GOOGLE’S ‘ADOPT A START-UP’ COMPETITION was last modified: July 8th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGoogleLottielast_img read more

DONEGAL ATHLETE OFF TO MISSISSIPPI ON SCHOLARSHIP

first_imgDempsey Mc Guigan the 20 year old Finn Valley athlete is off to the Univ Of Mississippi tomorrow Monday to begin an athletics scholarship at the Southern American academic institute.Dempsey McGuiganHe is clearly looking forward to the challenge and continuing to progress his career as an interrnational hammer thrower .His personal best of 63.60m from Watford in June 2013 in the event is the Donegal and Finn Valley record and for this young man from an athletic family. His brother Fellan travelled to represent Ireland in the hammer at the world youth champs in Ukraine in 2013 while his brother Dalton is a national steeple age group champion and Mum Kate and sister Ashlee are runners .Dempsey has represented Ireland at under 20 and at the world youth olympics all a reward for a life dedicated to improvement .Dempsey will be amongst a group of Finn Valley athletes based in U S . Pauric Mc Laughlin and Sarah Collins currently on scholarship there. Tori Pena the olympian and the Irish record holder at pole vault currently about to open her 2014 season before heading to Australia to compete .Best wishes are extended to Dempsey and no doubt we will be updated as he initially settles in and begins to compete and of course study . DONEGAL ATHLETE OFF TO MISSISSIPPI ON SCHOLARSHIP was last modified: January 12th, 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:Dempsey McGuigandonegalfinn valleylast_img read more

CAN YOU HELP DONEGAL LADIES IN QUEST FOR ALL-IRELAND GLORY?

first_imgDONEGAL’S senior ladies football are Ulster Champions – and are busy preparing for an All-Ireland Quarter Final.The county has had some great success at underage level this year too with the U14s winning their Ulster title and reaching an All-Ireland final.All of this costs money of course – and here’s how you might be able to help out…and have fun doing it. The county Ladies Gaelic Football Association are planning a golf classic spectacular – with €2,000 worth of prizes up for grabs!The event takes place next Friday August 14 at Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club.Entry fee per team is €100 with some super golf gear among the prizes.There’s even plans for a BBQ on the 10th hole….well nearby at least! Anyone interested in taking part should call 074 91 31093 to book their place.Don’t worry if you can’t make the date; businesses and individuals wanting to help the Ladies Football players in the county are urged to sponsor a tee….call Liam now on 0868602070.A full list of sponsors will be published on Donegal Daily. CAN YOU HELP DONEGAL LADIES IN QUEST FOR ALL-IRELAND GLORY? was last modified: August 7th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal ladiesfundraiserGolf classiclast_img read more

Loris Karius’ agent blasts Liverpool return rumours as ‘complete nonsense’

first_imgVarious errors and consistently erratic displays have cost Besiktas dearly at times, with Karius conceding 15 goals and keeping just a single clean sheet in 10 appearances this season.These less than impressive showings come just months after Karius made two huge mistakes in the Champions League final that turned a close game into a convincing 3-1 win for Real Madrid.The move to Besiktas was meant to give Karius a fresh start, and despite his shaky start to life in Turkey, the Vodafone Park club have no desire to lose the glovesman. revealed Karius only joined Besiktas in August, penning a two-year loan with the club RANKED Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update tense Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Loris Karius will not be returning to Liverpool early as his agent has branded reports suggesting that is the case ‘complete nonsense’.Earlier this week it was claimed Besiktas have been considering cutting short Karius’ loan deal with the club due to the goalkeeper’s poor form in Turkey. SORRY Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 2 2 gameday cracker Karius’ deleted Instagram post appeared to be criticising the reports Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT whoops Most Read Football News scrap Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 latest This is according to Karius’ agent, Florian Goll, who dismissed the recent reports that claimed an Anfield return was on the cards.“Complete nonsense,” Goll said in quotes reported by FourFourTwo.“I wonder where such things come from. This news is absolutely untrue.“Loris is on loan to Besiktas for two years – that’s the situation. The club has no intention of ending this loan contract prematurely.“It’s fact that Loris is the clear number one at Besiktas, he played every game and showed good performances.”Karius appeared to have his own say on the rumours in a since-deleted Instagram post from Tuesday evening. On a picture of himself drinking coffee, he added the caption: “Coffee first, media’s bullshit second”.last_img read more

3 cities pool cash for local transit study

first_imgBurbank, Glendale and Pasadena have contributed $30,000 each for a study examining the feasibility of building a light-rail or a rapid-bus system between Pasadena and North Hollywood. The study, dubbed the “Missing Link” plan, would run parallel to the Ventura Freeway between the Metro Red Line station in North Hollywood, through Burbank and Glendale, connecting to the Gold Line in Pasadena. “Whether it be rail or rapid bus, we need it as an alternative,” said Burbank City Councilman Todd Campbell. “I think it’s extremely realistic in terms of achieving it. But I think it’s a pipe dream if you think it’s going to happen tomorrow. We’re probably looking at a 10-year process.” No cost estimates were available, but more details are expected at a Dec. 12 meeting in Glendale. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The news came in a meeting that Burbank officials hosted with Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who oversees the district in which the transit line would run. He said the route would be a critical alternative to traffic-choked San Fernando Valley freeways. “This is a very large population base, a strong economic factor for the entire county with the studios and the hospitals and the economic industrial base that Burbank has,” he said. As a member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board, Antonovich said he would push for the plan with the hope of getting it included in the agency’s long-term goals for the next decade. The cities’ officials hope to have their study completed in six months. “We welcome that the cities are looking at transit improvements because, certainly to provide for mobility in the future, we have to look at expanding our transit network,” said Carol Inge, the acting chief planning officer for the MTA. “All of this is very advance work for money that would be available potentially in the future.” Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 jason.kandel@dailynews.com 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