Standhardinger: I don’t want Rookie of the Year award

first_imgCarpio 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robinson admits San Beda ‘stronger, more experienced’ team View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Without coach Yeng Guiao barking instructions and the Road Warriors sitting out most of their veterans, Ravena was handed a free rein to command the team’s offense—a test he passed with flying colors.READ: Standhardinger ‘very excited’ to play with Fajardo at SMB “I know that we have a lot to improve on, on my part and the team’s behalf,” the former Ateneo superstar said.“When it comes to the PBA, you have to be ready to contribute,” added the 24-year-old Ravena, who later inked an P8.5 million max rookie contract at the team’s offices in Makati. “But we all know that we’re still far away from where we want to be and what to expect this conference. But we’ll be ready by Dec. 17.”Meanwhile, Standhardinger’s focus apart from his ABL stint is getting in touch with his Filipino fans through his vlogs and honing an unorthodox style of free throw shooting with just his right hand.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChristian Standhardinger’s debut in the PBA may be one of the most anticipated in decades and this early, the Filipino-German big man gave San Miguel Beer fans a peek into what to expect from him.There’s a chance he’ll shoot free throws one-handed. Also, he hates the idea of winning Rookie of the Year.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “I’m 28 years old and I think it’s unfair,” Standhardinger said. “That [award] should be given to the young guys like Kiefer [Ravena]—although he’s not that young.”READ: Standhardinger on his one-handed freethrows: ‘I’m not conventional’FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe last statement was made as a joke, within earshot of Ravena, at the sidelines of the exhibition match between the NLEX Road Warriors and Standhardinger’s ABL squad, Hong Kong Eastern.It was the first meeting between the two players picked 1-2 in the draft—Standhardinger was selected first overall by San Miguel Beer—and even though the visiting squad forged a 98-85 triumph, Ravena showed that he might be worthy of Standhardinger’s endorsement. “If you watch me play, I’m not very conventional. I’m just efficient,” he said of his unusual form. “That’s the same thing with the free throw. It has not been working for me so good in the last two years, so I’m figuring out something unconventional and I hope that it works better for me. I have a good feeling with it.”There are reports that San Miguel Beer may buy out the 6-foot-8 slotman’s contract in the ABL, giving him a chance to debut earlier than penciled—and making him eligible for the ROY race.But if he can help it, he’d rather not win the award.“I don’t want votes for the Rookie of the Year, I don’t deserve to be Rookie of the Year, and I’m not gonna be the Rookie of the Year. The young guys are the ones who are supposed to be Rookie of the Year.”If he sticks with the Lions in the ABL, that shouldn’t be a worry. He could miss enough games to disqualify him for the award.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Teen charged for robbery

first_imgAn 18-year-old plumber was on Friday released on bail after he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Leron Daly to answer a robbery charge.Kevin Roberts of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, pleaded not guilty to the charge that was read to him.The prosecution is contending that on March 18, 2018, while at Brickdam Georgetown, he robbed Karen Basdeo of one gold chain valued $56,000 while at the time of, or immediately after, he used personal violence towards the Virtual Complainant.The court heard in a bail application that no identification parade was conducted neither was a caution statement given by the defendant.However, Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh objected to bail citing the serious nature of the offence.Roberts was represented by Attorney Paul Fung-A-Fat, who in a submission for bail asked that bail be granted in a small sum since his client is a first-time offender.Roberts was released on $50,000 and is expected to return to court on April 13.last_img read more

GFF does bit for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

first_imgAs Guyana observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has once again collaborated with the Guyana Cancer Foundation to spread awareness of the issue of breast cancer in Guyana.National U-20 players Adrian Aaron (left) and Javier Smith engage in some tree wrapping in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness MonthThis year’s partnership began on October 1 when two members of the National U-20 team – Javier Smith and Adrian Aaron – took time from their daily training to participate in the annual tree-wrapping exercise on Camp Street, Georgetown.“I feel proud to participate in this activity to spread awareness of breast cancer,” said Smith at the conclusion of the event. “Breast cancer affects everyone even though women are more directly affected. I was happy to be among those who wrapped the trees this year to raise the level of consciousness among persons about this condition,” the defender added.Aaron, who participated in the activity for the first time, said he was also proud and happy to participate: “I was also delighted to see so many persons having an interest in breast cancer awareness and trying to educate others about it. It was also good to have footballers as part of this important activity. Hopefully next year, I can be a part of it too.”The tree-wrapping exercise was held between Lamaha and Church Streets. Among those also present were First Lady Sandra Granger, Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green, Health Minister Volda Lawrence, members of the diplomatic corps and other representatives of corporate Guyana and civil society respectively.This is the third year the GFF, as part of its corporate social responsibility, is partaking in Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities. The first year saw the Golden Jaguars participating in the tree-wrapping and outfitted in pink jerseys as part of their warm-up session for the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) 2016 Scotiabank Men’s Caribbean Cup Championship match against Jamaica.This year, the GFF will also participate in the “Pink Friday” and “Pinktober Walk/Run” activities respectively even as the National U-20 team prepare for the group qualifiers of the CONCACAF Men’s U-20 Championship being held November 1-22 at the IMG Academy, Florida, USA.last_img read more

HORSE RACING ROUNDUP Unbeaten Nashoba’s Key serves notice at Oak Tree

first_imgFrom staff and news reports If the folks back in New Jersey are smart, they will keep close watch on their arms and legs in the coming days. It looks like Nashoba’s Key, a 4-year-old filly who never saw a person she didn’t want to bite or kick, is coming to town for next month’s Breeders’ Cup. A daughter of Silver Hawk, Nashoba’s Key remained unbeaten in seven career races Saturday with a three-quarter length victory over favored Citronnade in the $400,000 Grade I Yellow Ribbon Stakes during the Oak Tree meet at Santa Anita. Hard Spun turned the tables on Street Sense, going right to the lead and then holding off the Kentucky Derby winner in a determined drive to win the $350,000 race at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky. Hard Spun broke from the inside post and was taken to the lead immediately by jockey Mario Pino, with Street Sense just a half length on his outside. They ran that way down the backstretch, until Hard Spun edged away near the far turn. Jockey Calvin Borel tried to pull Street Sense even with Hard Spun as they came into the lane but, unlike when he ran down Hard Spun in the Derby, could not overtake the wire-to-wire winner. Hawthorne Gold Cup Student Council may not be a fluke, after all. Taking the lead in the stretch, Student Council pulled away for a 11/4-length victory over Jonesboro in the $500,000 race in Cicero, Ill., nearly six weeks after his surprise win in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar at odds of 23-1. Ridden by Richard Migliore, the 5-year-old Student Council ranged four wide around the final turn, caught Jonesboro at the top of the stretch and won in his first race for trainer Steve Asmussen, who took over for Vladimir Cerin. Staff writer Art Wilson contributed to this roundup.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It probably was the most impressive victory for Nashoba’s Key, considering she was chasing the Bobby Frankel-trained Citronnade, the 4-5 favorite who had things all her own way on the front end during the 11/4-mile turf event for fillies and mares only to be run down in the final sixteenth of a mile by one determined filly. “It looked like Citronnade was the only speed, and our filly, she’s very versatile,” trainer Carla Gaines said. “She can sit close to a slow pace or she can sit back off a fast pace. So she was positioned exactly where we wanted her to be.” Ridden by Joe Talamo, she was positioned in second place the whole way while Citronnade set slow fractions of 24.04, 48.31 and 1:12.39. But Nashoba’s Key, who overcame severe traffic problems while winning the Grade II Clement L. In two other Grade I Breeders’ Cup prep races at Oak Tree, Tiago outdueled Awesome Gem by a nose to win the $500,000 Goodwood Stakes for 3-year-olds and up and Cry and Catch Me hung a nose on Izarra in the $250,000 Oak Leaf Stakes for 2-year-old fillies. Kentucky Cup last_img read more

Woman seriously injured in crash fined for no insurance

first_imgA young Clonmany woman, who crashed her car but has no recollection of the collision, has avoided a careless driving conviction but was fined for having no insurance.Chanise Gill, 21, of 36 Riverside Park, Clonmany, was charged with careless driving at Rashenny on August 27, 2018. She was also charged with driving without a licence or insurance and failing to produce her documents on the same date.She pleaded guilty to the no insurance and licence charge when she appeared before Carndonagh District Court. However her solicitor Ray Lannon argued that there was no evidence of careless driving.He said there was a collision at Rashenny around 8am on the morning of August 27 last, however he said there was no evidence as to what happened.Mr. Lannon explained that Ms. Gill, who had a provisional licence at the time, was driving from Clonmany to Carn when her car went off the road and ended up in a field.He said Ms. Gill suffered serious injuries, including a broken bone in her back and a perforated lung and only had a mild recollection of what happened.“In her memo of interview with the gardaí she said it may have been just a dream,” said Mr. Lannon.“There was no admission made in relation to her driving, she only has a mild recollection of the whole things and is going mostly on what people told her.”Mr. Lannon said there could have been interfering factors.“Gardaí found the car overturned in the field, there were no witnesses. We don’t know if any other vehicle was involved or not,” said Mr. Lannon.“There could have been intervening factors. I submit there must be a doubt.”Garda Inspector Denis Joyce said the car left the road on the left hand side and overturned into a field. He said the case rested on the photographs and memo of interview Ms. Gill gave the Gardaí.He said Ms. Gill was taken by ambulance to Letterkenny Hospital following the crash and a sample was taken but unfortunately it was not analysed for an intoxicant by the doctors.Judge Paul Kelly said the collision ‘seemed extraordinary’ in how it could have happened. However he warned Ms. Gill about driving unaccompanied on a provisional licence.“You are not permitted to be on the road without a fully qualified driver,” said Judge Kelly.“There is a reason for this legislation, had you had a full qualified driver with you, perhaps this might not have happened.”Despite this Judge Kelly said under the circumstances he would strike out the careless driving charge as he didn’t believe it ‘added up’.“The only person who suffered as a result of this collision was Chanise Gill herself,” said Judge Kelly.“I don’t think there is any merit in adding to her woes and I don’t believe the charge would add up anyway,” he said, dismissing the careless driving charge.In relation to the no insurance charge, Mr. Lannon said she had the car three weeks and was saving for insurance after being quoted €3,000.He said Ms. Gill recently started her own coffee shop in Ballyliffin and was employing two people. Mr. Lannon asked Judge Kelly not to ban his client on this basis.The District Court Judge fined Gill €200 for having no insurance and agreed not to disqualify her from driving. However, he warned her that ‘part of putting a car on the road was to ensure you had a licence and you could insure the car’.“If you can’t afford to pay for insurance you can’t afford to be on the road,” added Judge Kelly.Woman seriously injured in crash fined for no insurance was last modified: July 22nd, 2019 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)last_img read more

GAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE

first_imgThe u8s, u10s and u12s continue their training on Saturday morning. The minors are away to Bundoran on Friday night.The summer league will start on Friday 27th April at 5.30pm in the banks and continue every Friday for 7/8 weeks. Teams will be posted on the website next week.The Seniors played Killybegs on Friday evening last and ended in a draw after a fine performance by all. On Sunday, Seniors and Reserves travelled to Ballintra with N. Brid the hosts. The Reserves got their first win of the season with a strong second half display. The Seniors went down by four points in the end. This weekend sees Fanad Gaels travel to the Banks on Sunday with Reserves at 1:30 and Seniors at 3pm. Peil na mBan – Ladies, Minor and U16 Training is on Tuesday and Thursdays at 8pm in the Banks. Next match for the ladies team is away to St.Nauls on Sun. 29th with a 12 noon throw in.U14 Girls had a hard earned victory over near neighbours Gaoth Dobhair on Tuesday night in the league.Comhghairdeas dó Sarah Doherty who won 2 gold medals and 1 bronze and Ailbe O’Donnell who won Bronze at the Indoor sportshall athletics meeting in Birmingham on Saturday Representing Donegal. Both these girls play u14 girls for Naomh Mhuire and Donegal u14 teams.The Club are organising a Scrap Saturday on Saturday May 5th. This is where we ask all from the area to bring along any old scrap metal to the GAA Club and we will separate it before off-loading it to a recognised recycling company. The Club benefits from this and uses the money raised for forthcoming developments such as the building of additional dressing rooms, improved coaching etc. The public who take the scrap down can get rid of metal which is gathering and by doing so are helping the Club and its youth. Lotto details for week 18th April. Jackpot 1640 euro. No jackpot winner. There was five match 3 winners:Patrick McGinley – Coilceim, Tony Doherty – Rann na Feirste, Joseph Gillespie – Mullachdubh, Madge Sharkey – Coilceim, Ailbe Ni Chomhnai – Rann na Feirste.Very positive response to the Naomh Mhuire 100 Club for 2012. New members have joined up, including those living in the USA and the UK. Collectors are asked to confirm with last year’s members for 2012. Monthly draw is €20 with half going back in cash prizes to members. Check out details on www.naomhmhuire.ie. GAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE was last modified: April 24th, 2012 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:NAOMH MHUIRE GAA NOTESlast_img read more

Kings give slip to Oilers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Kings got the job done with two things that will greatly enhance their chances for success this season: gritty play from a forward such as Brown and solid goaltending. Brown, who was a soft-spoken 18-year-old rookie when last seen on the ice, is developing into a monster. He leveled Edmonton defenseman Chris Pronger with a check in the first period, then, in the second period, stripped the puck from Pronger along the boards and skated in to score the Kings’ second goal. “Dustin just plays the game,” coach Andy Murray said. “He’s an honest competitor.” Actually, he’s turning into much more than that. With a motor that never seems to stop, Brown’s physical play has game-altering ability, and he’s also a threat to score. Going after Pronger, formerly the NHL’s MVP and top defenseman? Just part of the job. The Edmonton Oilers came to town Tuesday representing all that is good about the new NHL. Stuck in a small market with a low payroll, the Oilers didn’t have much hope under the old system, but the salary cap has turned them into contenders and the rules changes have made them fun to watch. Not that the Kings figured to be impressed. Dustin Brown and Jason LaBarbera certainly weren’t. “He didn’t like it. I don’t think he likes getting hit,” Brown said of Pronger. “That’s what I do. I don’t really go after anyone in particular. If there’s a check to finish, I finish it.” Brown’s goal broke a 1-1 tie with 3:23 remaining in the second period, then the Kings added an insurance goal 76 seconds into the third period when Eric Belanger scored in a second consecutive game. Sean Avery started the play when he picked up the puck near the boards and fired a shot. Edmonton goalie Ty Conklin couldn’t control the puck and Belanger beat Marc-Andre Bergeron to the net and pushed the rebound past Conklin for a 3-1 Kings lead. The Kings’ rotating-goalie system gave LaBarbera another chance to shine on Tuesday, and for the most part, he did. Similar to his first start, LaBarbera allowed a soft goal in the first period, which this time tied the score 1-1, and then settled down. “Jason doesn’t have to tease us,” Murray joked, regarding the soft early goal. “We kind of said on the bench that we knew he’d recover, and he was solid the rest of the way.” With Murray alternating between LaBarbera and Mathieu Garon, LaBarbera knows the importance of every start, and he certainly didn’t hurt himself Tuesday with a 23-save effort. Things could have gone bad for the Kings early in the second period, when penalties to Avery and Mike Weaver gave the Oilers a 5-on-3 power play, but that’s when LaBarbera came up biggest. LaBarbera made three tough saves during the penalty kill, most notably a glove save on a point-blank shot by Jarret Stoll, and two minutes after the power play ended, LaBarbera stopped a breakaway by Raffi Torres. “I think that might have been the turning point,” LaBarbera said of the 5-on-3 kill. “Any time you do that, it gives you some momentum. Our guys stepped up and did what they had to do there.” KINGS NOTES: After back-to-back games as a healthy scratch, Michael Cammalleri returned to the lineup. … The Kings activated defenseman Richard Petiot from injured reserved and assigned him to Manchester (AHL). Only forward Valeri Bure (back) remains on the injured list, and there is no timetable for his return. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img After games against three modestly talented opponents, the Kings faced their biggest challenge of the young season and beat the Oilers, 3-1, before 16,394 at Staples Center. Photo gallery: King vs Oilers last_img read more

Outrage as HSE fails to fund community hospital projects in Donegal

first_imgThe government and Health Service Executive (HSE) have been slammed over what has been described as their ‘throwing good money after bad’.Pearse Doherty was commenting after it was confirmed over the weekend that the HSE has still not received formal approval for the capital funding required to redevelop both St Joseph’s and Ramelton Community Hospitals.It is now understood that hundreds of thousands of euro will now be spent carrying out minor refurbishments and upgrades in order to ensure that both facilities can comply with HIQA standards for older person services. “At a meeting of elected representatives and the HSE held on Friday last, it was confirmed that the necessary formal approvals required in order to proceed with the long-awaited St Joseph’s and Ramelton Community Hospitals projects have still not been given,” Doherty said.“This means that, in the absence of the capital funding needed to finance both these builds, then it is highly unlikely that construction will commence in the short term.“Instead, the HSE will now spend some hundreds of thousands of euro on minor upgrades and refurbishment works at both units in order to bring them up to an acceptable standard and to deal with compliance issues concerning HIQA standards, including constructing en-suite rooms and other measures to ensure greater privacy and dignity of patients.“This is yet another example of government throwing good money after bad on sticking plaster solutions instead of doing what they should have done long ago which is making the capital funding available to deliver these badly needed projects at both hospitals,” he added. “This ridiculous situation comes despite repeated assurances from the Government that they are fully committed to the retention of long term residential care at St Joseph’s and Ramelton Community Hospitals, yet their inaction tells a different story.“Instead, patients and their loved ones, as well as hospital staff and the wider communities of Stranorlar and Ramelton have been strung along and lied to by Fine Gael Ministers time and time again,” Doherty said.“This is simply not good enough and I fully intend on raising the issue of both hospitals with the Minister this week in the Dáil before the summer recess because clearly, this government is still failing to see the serious consequences their indifference is having on all those who depend on these vital services.”Outrage as HSE fails to fund community hospital projects in Donegal was last modified: July 1st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

3 unsung heroes behind the 49ers’ perfect record

first_imgWhile, … It took a few weeks, but the 49ers have turned skeptics into believers after manhandling the Rams 20-7 Sunday to move to 5-0 on the season.In the Niners’ rise from the team that picked No. 2 overall last year to a bonafide playoff contender, there’s plenty of praise to be passed around.But here are three players that I think deserve more:Jaquiski Tartt(Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)Let’s be real: the MVP of the Niners’ defense is really coordinator Robert Saleh.last_img read more

Ambassador for possibility, Kgadi Mmanakana

first_imgYoung Kgadi Mmanakana, the possibilitarian from Ga-Matlala in Limpopo, has become one of our newest Play Your Part ambassadors. She joins a select group of people recognised for their ongoing work to make South Africa a better place for us all.Young, gifted and ambitious, Kgadi Mmanakana is making big waves in the worlds of business and philanthropy. (Image: Kgadi Mmanakana, via Facebook)Play Your Part ReporterSelf-proclaimed possibilitarian Kgadi Mmanakana from the small rural village of Ga-Ramalapa in Ga-Matlala, Limpopo, joined an inspiring group of people when she was selected to become a Play Your Part ambassador.Mmanakana grew up surrounded by abuse and violence, but despite this unfavourable environment she never let her circumstances keep her down.In her first year of high school she made a vow. “I am going to make sure that whatever choice I make in my life will take me to a point that I can come back and make a change in my family. And I want to make sure that I live my life as far away as possible from my comfort zone,” she promised herself.It was this oath, she says, that helped to keep her focused on greatness as she went on to become one of the top achievers at her school, unearthing her gift for the sciences. She received four distinctions in matric.Since making her pledge, Mmanakana has gone on to be defined as a philanthropist, as well as a business strategist and inspirational speaker.See Beyond The CloudsIn 2015, when she was just 19, Mmanakana started a non-profit organisation (NPO) to create a better environment for youngsters who were growing up in similar environments to what she had experienced. She named the organisation See Beyond the Clouds Foundation.Being the problem-solver she is, Mmanakana channelled this spirit into the organisation, identifying areas of need in communities, such as computer skills and business know-how.Her foundation focuses on developing ICT skills through computer training and improving access to higher learning through its career development programme, as well as equipping young people with business and entrepreneurship skills through its enterprise development programme.Young and ambitiousOther than the See Beyond the Clouds Foundation, Mmanakana has also launched Kgadi Mmanakana Consulting and Development Services (KMCDS), a strategy consulting company that designs ways to resolve organisational problems in businesses to improve their performance.Within a few weeks of opening, KMCDS has attracted clients from all over South Africa as well as from as far away as Kenya and Tanzania.Her qualities in the worlds of business and philanthropy, coupled with her resilience and refusal to let difficult circumstances get her down, make Mmanakana the perfect role model for all South Africans.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more