Simmons, Mitchell unanimous picks for NBA All-Rookie team

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US heavyweight boxer Molina banned 2 years for doping Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Boston’s Jayson Tatum also was selected Tuesday to the first team, falling one vote short of unanimous. Simmons, Mitchell and Tatum are the three finalists for the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award.Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (93 first-team votes) and Chicago’s Lauri Markkanen (76) rounded out the first team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe second team was guards Dennis Smith Jr. of Dallas and Lonzo Ball of the Lakers, Atlanta forward John Collins, Sacramento guard Bogdan Bogdanovic and Phoenix forward Josh Jackson. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial FILE – At left, in a Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell, poses for a picture at their media day in Salt Lake City. At right, also in a Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons poses for a photograph at their media day in Camden, N.J. Simmons and Mitchell are unanimous selections to the NBA’s All-Rookie team, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The two guards received all 100 first-place votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters.(AP Photo/File)NEW YORK — Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell are unanimous selections to the NBA’s All-Rookie team.The two guards received all 100 first-place votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters. Both players helped their teams reach the second round of the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

‘Ebola Is A Threat to Int’l. Peace and Security’

first_imgDr. D. Elwood Dunn, a retired African academic and former Minister of State for Presidential Affairs in Liberia, has declared that the Ebola crisis is “a threat to international peace and security.”For this reason, he has called for a United Nations Security Council Resolution declaring the Ebola situation a threat to international peace and security and calling forth the requisite measures to containing the threat.”The world at this time, he declared, needs a critical international collaborative crisis leadership to arrest this horrific epidemic.In a Guest Editorial written for the Daily Observer and published in today’s edition, Dr. Dunn said it was “far past time for the world community to step up its engagement from a “public health emergency of international concern” to a Chapter Seven Mandate to “Deliver as One.”The evidence of the threat is abundant, he asserted: “Since the Ebola outbreak began making headlines worldwide a few months ago – the unfolding  drama in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea with the decimation of large population segments, destruction of cherished human values, human insecurity on an unprecedented scale, including the absence of medical attention to non-Ebola ailments. “Add to this is the potential that if unchecked, in time the virus could mutate, become transmissible and present a clearer and more present danger.”Already, said Dr. Dunn, some have begun to speak of a shift from linear growth to exponential, citing possibilities of 20,000 to 100,000 casualties in the months immediately ahead.He recalled that UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has appointed Dr. David Navarro, a British Physician, as his Special Envoy to West Africa, with a mandate to stop the spread of the disease. “No doubt serious work is underway to which we are not privy,” said Dr. Dunn. “What seems clear, however,” he added, “is that the impact of that work has yet to be felt on the ground if one judges from the alarming reports pouring in daily from the fields, including a warning from the WHO that thousands of new cases will come to light in the coming weeks.“While Liberians and West Africans appreciate the “international public health emergency,” measures that Dr. Navarro’s mandate addresses, developments in the fields, among the populations in the affected West African countries require a ratcheting up of effort to Chapter 7 Mandate   with a UN Security Council Resolution declaring the Ebola situation a threat to international peace and security and calling forth the requisite measures to containing the threat.”Dr. Dunn outlined what he thought this would mean:That the national and regional efforts would benefit from a more robust global effort underpinned by political commitment at the highest level, including the possible re-activation of the civil war-era International Contact Group on Liberia (ICGL) to lead and monitor implementation of the Security Council Resolution;Robust command and control infrastructure replete with an epidemic response force comparable to UNMIL at the height of its operations in the country, as opposed to its current drawdown posture;The “Deliver as One” doctrine would enable decision-making and implementation mechanism that would gather all of the pieces of the international effort and direct them to the goal of reversing the current rapid spread of the disease;Envisage a division of labor where appropriate assets could be brought to bear in particular circumstance. For example, given the historic role of the US in Liberia, it would play certain central roles, as would Britain in the case of Sierra Leone.Such highly coordinated actions by governments and governmental organizations could lead to change in behavior of the international private sector such as the airlines and shipping industries, even expert workers engaged in foreign direct investment activities in the affected countries.”The Guest Editorial writer further stated, “The thrust of what I am suggesting is that the global community would—in a more supportive role, backstopping governments and regional organizations – be delivering as one.“We appeal to African leaders of conscience, African leaders of earned credibility to step forward and make this happen. I have in mind non-government leaders taking the lead in exciting action on part of global leaders through the instrumentality of the United Nations. These include, but are not limited to, former Nigerian Presidents Abdulsalam Alhaji Abubakar and Olusegun Obasanjo, former South African President Thabo Mbeki, former Mozambique President Jacquim Chissano, former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, Philanthropist Mo Ibrahim, Nelson Mandela’s widow, Graca Machel, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and our own Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee.What this means is nothing short of a coordinated effort at national, regional and global levels driven by the need to “deliver as one.”  This is not “outsourcing” of national responsibility. This is the nation and the region availing themselves of critical international collaborative crisis leadership. For after all, when the crisis subsides, it will be national governments and their peoples who will remain to pick up the pieces as they learn lessons from this horrific experience. And the world community would have contributed to saving the lives of many West Africans while averting the prospect of the Ebola virus mutating, becoming transmissible, and therefore posing even greater threats to international peace and security.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NHL notes: Former King Belanger on the move again

first_img Another trade: The New York Rangers acquired forward Pascal Dupuis from the Minnesota Wild for forward Adam Hall. Dupuis, a left wing, had 10 goals and threeassists in 48 games this season. “I think it’ll be good for both teams,” Minnesota coach Jacques Lemaire said after Friday’s practice. Dupuis has been with the Wild since their inaugural 2000-01 season, but his production and playing time has dwindled since a career-best 20-goal, 28-assist output in the 2002-03 season. Hall, 26, never fit in with the Rangers, who acquired the left winger from Nashville in the offseason. He had four goals and eight assists in 49 games and was scratched from the lineup for Tuesday’s loss at New Jersey. The Nashville Predators swapped centers Friday with the Carolina Hurricanes, sending back Josef Vasicek for Eric Belanger. In July, the Predators traded Scott Walker to Carolina to get Vasicek, adding size at center behind Jason Arnott. But the 26-year-old Vasicek had only 13 points in 38 games and was having trouble working his way onto the ice. Sabres updates: Buffalo center Tim Connolly still couldn’t say when he would be ready to return after suffering the second serious concussion that has sidelined him since Game 2 of the Sabres’ second-round playoff series against Ottawa last May. “There’s no set date. There’s no timeline,” Connolly said. “I’m not going to speculate about that right now. I just come in each day knowing what I have to do and work as hard as I can to get through.” Also, Sabres left wing Paul Gaustad will miss at least one game because of a deep gash across his left ankle. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Belanger, 29, has 20 points in 56 games this season, with 8 goals and 12 assists. He also ranks second on the Hurricanes in winning face-offs with a 53.4 percent rate, which is something the Predators wanted to improve. The 6-foot, 195-pound center, sent to Carolina in a trade during training camp, spent his first five NHL seasons with the Kings and had career highs in goals (17), assists (20) and points (37) last season. last_img read more


first_imgA group of Letterkenny schoolgirls have raised a staggering €1,250 for the Sharon’s Girls Charity.The fifth year girls at Loreto Secondary School raised the funds with a coffee morning.Their aunt Mary Gallen came into the school last week with Deirdre Grant who is a member of the Fund Raising committee to accept the cheque from the girls. Pictured are Front Row: Mary Gallen, Aunt, Sarah Duffy, Ciara Meleady, Deirdre Grant, Fund Raising committee,Second Row: Aisling Nee, Nell Carr, Shannon McDaid, Sarah Gallagher, Lucy CullenThird Row; Niamh Devine, Rachel Hannigan, Chloe Tinney, Sarah Canning and Serena Regan.LORETO GIRLS PUT ON THE KETTLE AND RAISE €1,250 FOR SHARON’S GIRLS was last modified: April 21st, 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)last_img read more

James Collins set for shock West Ham return – just months after axe via email

first_img James Collins was unceremoniously let go by West Ham at the end of last season – but is he now set to return? 2 2 Collins is a fan-favourite with West Ham supporters Collins is a free agent and available to sign outside the transfer window, meaning he can still be added to the Hammers’ squad.It is claimed there is a big push behind the scenes at the club to bring back the popular defender and bolster a much-changed squad which has lost both of their opening two Premier League games of the season.Pellegrini has spent over £100m strengthening his team this summer, but is without first-choice centre-back Winston Reid for the next two months due to a knee injury.And the experienced Collins could offer immediate competition or back-up to current pairing Angelo Ogbonna and Fabian Balbuena. Supporters and former players slammed the club for their treatment of the Welshman – affectionately known as ‘Ginge’ – after spending 11 years at the club, split over two spells.But it is now claimed Collins is in line for an amazing return to the London Stadium, news which is sure to go down well with the Hammers faithful.The 35-year-old centre-back has been training with Manuel Pellegrini’s squad throughout the summer to maintain his fitness as he looks for his next career move.And, according to The Sun, West Ham are considering handing the club hero a one-year deal. James Collins could be set to make a surprise return to West Ham, just three months after he was controversially released by the club, according to reports.The Hammers sparked a huge backlash from angry fans at the end of the last season, when it was revealed long-serving defender Collins had been told his contract was not being renewed BY EMAIL – a story broken by talkSPORT back in May.last_img read more

Russia limits foreign groups

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “The express purpose of this law is to emasculate the NGO community,” said Holly Cartner, regional director of U.S.-based Human Rights Watch. The group said the bill would “eviscerate” civil society in Russia if passed. The Kremlin has shown increasing displeasure with nonprofit groups that criticize the government and advocate democracy. Such groups played significant roles in the mass demonstrations that brought opposition leaders to power in the former Soviet republics of Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan. Putin told human rights experts at a Kremlin meeting this summer that Russia would not allow foreign organizations to finance political activities. In May, the head of the Federal Security Service, the main successor agency to the KGB, accused U.S. and other foreign intelligence services of using NGOs to spy on Russia and foment upheaval in ex-Soviet republics. Authors of the bill say the measure will make the NGOs’ work more transparent. Critics, however, say it is meant to silence Russia’s remaining voices of opposition. Under Putin’s 5-year-old administration, national television has fallen into state hands, parliament has become a pliant body dominated by pro-government forces and the Kremlin has eliminated popular elections of governors in the country’s far-flung provinces. “The idea is that society must be entirely dependent on the government, on the Kremlin administration and on regional authorities – everything must be under their control,” said Yuri Korgunyuk, an analyst with the think tank Indem. The bill gives Russian authorities the right to conduct yearly checks at NGO offices and issue warnings if they are found in violation of regulations including fire codes, health rules and environmental laws. A court could close down a nonprofit group if its activity violates the Russian Constitution, or if it is linked to extremist activity or money laundering. The new restrictions include a tax on contributions from donors not on a government list of tax-exempt sponsors and a requirement for founders and managers to be Russian citizens or permanent residents. For example, the rules would bar Human Rights Watch’s Western leadership from setting its policy and agenda in Russia, which would likely lead to its closure there, a spokesman said. Alexander Cherkasov of the Memorial rights organization – a highly respected Russian group that receives foreign funding – said the law could lead to the closure of Western donors’ local offices, thus stripping the group of its funding. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOSCOW – Lawmakers moved to clamp down on foreign funded groups Wednesday amid growing Kremlin unease with organizations that promote human rights and democracy. Critics called it an effort by President Vladimir Putin to broaden his power. The controversial proposal to severely restrict foreign-funded nongovernment organizations gained approval in the Russian parliament’s lower house on the first of three readings. The bill requires local branches of foreign NGOs to reregister as Russian entities subject to stricter financial and legal restrictions. It also further increases government control of NGOs, allowing official oversight of their finances and activities. Foreign-funded groups say the bill, approved by a 370-18 margin, could effectively terminate their Russian operations if it is eventually enacted. last_img read more

Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee Announces Most Outstanding Performers

first_imgThose winners include South Dakota’s Chris Nilsen as the Maury White Award winner, Kentucky’s Faith Ross as the women’s invitational/collegiate Most Outstanding Performer, Johnston’s Joe Schaefer as the Robert Kramme Award winner and Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln’s Darby Thomas as the recipient of the Gerry Cooley Award. DES MOINES, Iowa – The 110th edition of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee thrilled more than 42,000 fans over four days of action with tremendous performances across all divisions. Monday, April 29, the best of those performances were honored with the announcement of the Relays Most Outstanding Performers. Council Bluffs Lincoln’s Darby Thomas became just the second athlete to win the Drake Relays girls long jump and 100-meter hurdles in the same year. Thomas won the hurdles Friday morning in 14.30 after claiming her third-straight long jump title with a leap of 19 feet. She became the first athlete to accomplish that double since Alex Gochenour of Logan-Magnolia in 2011. Thomas completed her busy week by finishing second to Waterloo East speedster Kerris Roberts in the 100 meters. Thomas is the first Lincoln athlete to win the honor since 1992. For just the second time in Drake Relays history, a collegiate athlete upset a reigning World Champion and Olympic medalist like Chris Nilsen did in the men’s pole vault. Nilsen, the 2019 NCAA indoor champion as a junior at South Dakota, upset 2017 World Champion Sam Kendricks. Nielsen vaulted an indoor personal best 19-2.5 (5.85m) on his second attempt, while Kendricks was unable to pass until his third attempt. It marked the first time Nilsen had beaten Kendricks in five head-to-head meetings. 2019 Drake Relays Most Outstanding PerformersMaury White Award (Collegiate/Invitational Men) – Chris Nilsen, South DakotaCollegiate/Invitational Women – Faith Ross, KentuckyRobert Kramme Award (High School Boys) – Joe Schaefer, JohnstonGerry Cooley Award (High School Girls) – Darby Thomas, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincolncenter_img Kentucky returned to the Drake Relays for the first time in more than 30 years and on the first full day of competition, the Wildcats got a victory. Faith Ross, a three-time All-American, raced to a 58.21 time to win the women’s university-college 400 hurdles. It was the first Relays victory for Kentucky since 1988. She returned Saturday to win the 100-meter hurdles by pulling away over the last half of the race to finish in 13.30 and edge Iowa’s Jenny Kimbro, a three-time Big Ten indoor champion. Ross became the third collegian to sweep the 400 and 100-meter hurdles and first since 2004. Johnston’s Joe Schaefer capped a memorable weekend with his third victory of the weekend by pulling away from the lead pack to win the boys 1,600 meters in 4:21.33. Schaefer added that victory to his collection after winning the 800 meters earlier and anchoring Johnston to a victory in the 4×800-meter relay. He’s the second athlete to win the 800-1600 combo at the Relays as Dowling’s Ryan Schweizer did it twice, in 2015 and 2016. Schaefer is the first Johnston athlete to garner the honor.  The 110th Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee featured the 54th consecutive Saturday sellout cheering on the great performances from the athletes above and the nearly 5,000 competitors inside Drake Stadium. The 111th edition of America’s Athletic Classic is scheduled for April 22-25, 2020. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgMulholland in action for Naomh Muire before he emigrated to Australia.Mulholland pictured with the other ex-pats selected on the NSW GAA team which will play the Australian Compromise Rules Team tomorrow in Sydney.Former Naomh Muire star JC Mulholland has been selected on the New South Wales GAA team which will face the Australian Compromise Rules team.Mulholland will be part of the New South Wales GAA representative side which will play a warm-up match against the Australian side ahead of their clash with Ireland on Saturday.Mulholland is expected to start the match which takes places tomorrow at the Sydney Olympic Stadium. It’s a great honour for Mulholland who is the sole representative from Donegal selected on the representative side.Mulholland was an outstanding full-back for Naomh Muire and was regarded as one of the club’s finest players before deciding to emigrate to Australia a few years ago.Mulholland is the sole Donegal representative on the side, and he’ll no doubt pass on his knowledge of the Australians to his fellow Donegal men Neil McGee and Michael Murphy ahead of the first-test between the two countries on Saturday.   ROSSES MAN SELECTED ON NEW SOUTH WALES GAA TEAM TO FACE AUSTRALIAN RULES SIDE was last modified: November 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:AustraliaGAAJC MulhollandNAOMH MUIREnewsNSWSportsydneylast_img read more

Ohio Pork Council scholarship information now available

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Pork Council is currently offering scholarships, ranging from $500 to $1000 per individual. Students entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in college are encouraged to apply. Applicants, or their parents, must be actively involved in the pork industry. Children of pork industry employees, managers and contract growers are eligible.In honor of 42 years of service to Ohio’s pork industry, as executive vice president of the Ohio Pork Council, a scholarship fund recognizes Dick Isler and provides an annual scholarship of at $1,000 to college students pursuing a degree in agriculture.The Ohio Pork Council Women will also be offering $500 scholarships to college students in their junior year or higher.To obtain an application for these scholarships, please visit: for OPPC, OPCW and Dick Isler scholarships are due April 29.last_img read more

Assemble your Geocaching Road Trip ‘15 Team

first_imgInvite your friends to join the adventureDoing a happy dance by yourself after making a find is fun, but nowhere near as much fun as doing a happy dance with a bunch of your friends. No, really—see for yourself.The Geocaching Road Trip ‘15, celebrating 15 years of Geocaching, is kicking off in a little under two weeks. Now is the time to get your friends to join you on the adventure. It’s easy. Just use our Refer a Friend page to post an invite on Facebook or Twitter, or to send an invite email. It’ll have all the details your friends need to join Geocaching. Plus, you’ll have the chance to earn a few more stats.Begin assembling your Geocaching Road Trip ‘15 team now! Visit the Refer a Friend page.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedPlanetary Pursuit Starthilfe (aka FAQ)February 27, 2018In “Deutsch”Chronicle Your Road Trip with #Geocaching15 Photos!June 4, 2015In “15 Years”FAQs: The lost treasure of Mary HydeJuly 10, 2017In “Learn”last_img read more