Reyes says he was ‘asked’ to leave Maliksi out of SEAG roster

first_img‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIn the end, coach Chot Reyes picked Jio Jalalon as the Star representative for Gilas Pilipinas.The outspoken mentor decided to pick Jalalon over Allein Maliksi for the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup roster but was asked to leave the lanky shooter out of the Southeast Asian Games rosters.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) MOST READ This despite the PBA’s Board of Governors agreeing to lend veteran players to the national team.“We had to make a decision,” said Reyes after the team’s Thursday evening practice at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig.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’“We wanted to put (Maliksi) in the Sea Games lineup, but we were asked not to put him in there first,” he added, without going into details on who he was pertaining to.Without Maliksi in the roster, most of Gilas’ outside shooting will now be vested on guards Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo, as well as gunners Matthew Wright and Roger Pogoy. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES The return of Gabe Norwood, meanwhile, helped Reyes seal the decision to pick the young guard for the continental meet.“For Fiba Asia, we had to make a decision between him and Jio. And we felt we needed Jio more especially since we’re getting Gabe Norwood in anyway.”Gilas Pilipinas will play in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon from August 8 to 20, while the 2017 Sea Games will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August 19 to 30.With Maliksi out of the question, the former UST gunner will be focused on the Hotshots’ campaign in the ongoing 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, with the team set to play three games for the duration of the tournaments.Star will play San Miguel on August 4, Phoenix on August 23, and Rain or Shine on August 27.ADVERTISEMENT Norwood excited to ‘have the flag back on my chest’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

MOH to Construct 100 Housing Units for

first_imgAuthorities of the Ministry of Health (MOH) have assured its workers of the construction of 100 housing units for their occupancy under a mortgage plan in eight of the 15 counties.The counties and their projected units are Maryland, 15; Grand Kru 15; River Gee 15; Grand Gedeh 15; Sinoe, 15; Rivercess, 10; Gbarpolu 10, and Montserrado, 5. The news came amid the falling motivation of health workers due to their relatively low salaries as the government tackles the challenges in building a resilient health system. Health Minister Dr. Bernice Dahn made the announcement on Wednesday during a two-day Health Review Meeting with implementing partners at the Paynesville Town Hall.Dr. Dahn’s pledge of the construction of the housing units for health workers was subsequently buttressed by Assistant Health Minister Chea Wesseh’s Powerpoint presentation on the second pillar of nine strategic and high priority areas. Those areas have been earmarked to rapidly restore the essential health services and to urgently repair the health system. The cost of the 100 housing units is US$500,000, which the MOH on Tuesday provided following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Ministry and the National Housing Authority (NHA).According to the MOU, each of the housing units will cost US$5,000 and will be assigned to “dedicated health workers.” “In line with the MOU, MOH is making a non-refundable down payment of US$5,000 for each of the 100 dedicated staff totaling US$500,000” said Deputy Health Minister Edward Tolbert.According to the MOU, the beneficiaries will complete payment for the units through a mortgage loan agreement the Ministry has signed with the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI), with the MOH serving as guarantor. “The Ministry will ensure that each of the benefiting employees receives his/her salary through the LBDI, making it possible for the Ministry to ensure that payment on the mortgage does not exceed US$15.00 per month for each employee,” the MOU stated.The focal person for the 100 housing units, Madam Louise Mapleh, told the Daily Observer that all the necessary legal documentations that would lead to the groundbreaking ceremony for the project are nearing completion.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Moose Management Summit draws gathering of Treaty 8 Elders, B.C. officials

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Members of regional First Nations, along with B.C. leaders, have just finished up a two-day long summit to discuss the Peace Liard Moose Management Plan.Main objectives of the summit were to improve communications and understanding around moose management, discuss both traditional knowledge transfer and interrelationships between moose and other species, and build upon existing First Nations and provincial efforts to leverage opportunities and mitigate challenges.Caleb Behn, a Dene activist with family history in the Fort Nelson and West Moberly First Nations, attended the summit and said he had never seen so many Elders in one place since 1991.- Advertisement -“It’s a testament to the unifying power of moose in our culture,” he told Energetic City.Behn explained that the connection between moose in Treaty 8 territory and the transfer of traditional knowledge between generations. He recalled caribou being lost to the construction of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam, due to changes in migration routes and climate. Since then, Behn says the Aboriginal communities affected by those changes have seen a steady erosion of the ability to transfer traditional knowledge.“It’s not just about the resource … it’s about the idea that these beings actually function as a component as our knowledge system,” he said. “Government comes from an empirical model, a western science-based way of knowledge.”Advertisement A concept that he says many haven’t acknowledged is that moose pass their own traditional knowledge on to further generations.“Moose, like human culture, have hierarchies. There are Elder moose and king moose who teach their offspring to be good moose in this region,” Behn said.“So when the Western hunters go after the biggest bulls, what they’re doing is they’re killing the grandfathers who hold all the moose knowledge. Try telling that to a provincial bureaucrat, who’s saying, ‘The moose populations are stable! There’s more moose than ever!’”Representatives from regional First Nations such as Doig River, Blueberry River, West Moberly, Horse Lake, Dene Tha’, and countless others were invited to the Summit.Advertisementlast_img read more

How important is it to be top of the table after just one game? Find out here

first_img Top of the league after one game of the 2012/13 season: Fulham and Swansea (joint first). Champions that campaign: Man United. – Fulham beat Norwich 5-0 and Swansea put five past hapless QPR, but come the end of the campaign Fulham were 12th, while the Swans finished a creditable ninth and claimed the League Cup. Top of the league after one game of the 2010/11 season: Chelsea. Champions in May: Man United. – Defending champions Chelsea ran riot on the opening day of the 2010/11 campaign, thrashing West Brom 6-0, though they finished runners up to United and manager Carlo Ancelotti got the sack. 10 Top of the league after one game of the 2013/14 season: Man City… who went on to win the Premier League in May. – In Manuel Pellegrini’s first game in charge of City, he saw his side sweep past Newcastle 4-0 at home and they went on to win a second title in three seasons. Top of the league after one game of the 2007/08 season: Newcastle United. Premier League champions at the end of that season: Man United again. – Newcastle beat Bolton 3-1 away from home, as then manager Sam Allardyce guided his new club to victory against his old side, but he was sacked by January. 10 10 10 Top of the league after one game of the 2009/10 season: Arsenal. Premier League champions in May 2010: Chelsea. – Arsenal blew away Everton 6-1 at Goodison Park in their first game, but the Gunners couldn’t last the pace in the league and finished third behind Man United and Chelsea. Top of the league after one game of the 2008/09 season: Chelsea. Premier League champions at the end of the campaign: Man United for a third season in a row. – Chelsea thrashed Portsmouth 4-0 at home on the opening day of the season in Luis Felipe Scolari’s first game as manager, but the Brazilian was sacked during the season and the Blues eventually finished third behind runners up Liverpool and champions Man United. 10 10 10 10 10 Once upon a time no top flight league table was published until at least three games into the season, but these days it’s done as soon as possible.That means after just one match of the 2016/17 Premier League campaign, Manchester United sit top courtesy of a 3-1 win at Bournemouth, which gave them a goal difference just one better than six other clubs also on three points.It’s a slender margin, so is it ridiculous to read anything into topping the table after only one match?Out of interest, we wanted to see which clubs were first after a game in the past 10 Premier League seasons, compared to which side went on to claim the title.Check out the slideshow above for the answers. 10 Top of the league after one game of the 2014/15 season: Chelsea… who led from start to finish to win the title. – The Blues opened with a 3-1 win at Burnley, including a debut goal from Diego Costa, and were either top or joint top until the end of the campaign. Top of the league after one game of the 2011/12 season: Bolton and Man City (joint first). Champions at the end of the season: Man City. – Bolton spanked QPR 4-0 away from home on the opening day and Man City racked up the same scoreline against Swansea City, including two goals from debutant Sergio Aguero. The Trotters ended up relegated, while City snatched the title thanks to a last gasp strike from Aguero. Top of the league after one game in 2006/07: Manchester United? Premier League champions at the end of that season… Manchester United! Find out how teams that topped the table after the first game went on to finish the season, in each of the next nine campaigns – just click the arrow above to reveal all – As the only club to win by a margin of more than one goal in the opening round of 2016/17 Premier League fixtures, Man United sit top of the table following a 3-1 win at Bournemouth. But Jose Mourinho will only have eyes for being first after 38 games. The Portuguese knows the importance of a good start thanks to his two spells at Chelsea, and United have demonstrated that being top early can also translate into end of season glory. Here, we’re looking back at the past 10 campaigns to see who topped the table after one match, and which club went on to claim the Premier League trophy in May. Beginning in 2006/07, when Man United were top on day one thanks to a 5-1 win against Fulham in which Ronaldo starred. Top of the league after one game of the 2015/16 season: Man City. Champions in May 2016: Leicester City. – Man City strolled to a 3-0 away win against West Brom in their opening game and looked set for a strong title challenge, but it was Leicester who ran away with first place.last_img read more