Tim Cone impressed with Ginebra hopeful Teytey Teodoro: ‘He reminds me of Willie Miller’

first_imgCone said that he could use someone who could fill in for Jeff Chan, who is nursing some medical issues. There’s also Julian Sargent who won’t be able to play because of a bum shoulder.“We’re very impressed with Teytey, I think he has PBA skills, he’s a very accomplished offensive player,” said Cone. “It’s just really a matter of time whether he has the defense to come and play in our system and whether he has the speed and quickness to matchup with the point guards around the league.”“He reminds me so much of Willie Miller in terms of skills. He has the same type of skills that Willie has and he knows how to use his body. I’m really impressed with him.”Teodoro said that Cone talked to him of a possible roster spot but he knows he still has a long way to go to make sure he becomes a Gin King.“Of course I’m always thinking positively, coach Tim talked to me about the possibility of making the lineup but I’m just focusing on practice,” said Teodoro in Filipino. “I’m just happy that I can keep up with star players. This is the first practice and I’m still trying to find the feel for things.”ADVERTISEMENT Only those chosen in the first round are given an automatic contract leaving those in the latter rounds to still work for their worth, and that’s what Teytey Teodoro is doing.The former Heavy Bomber from Jose Rizal University was the 23rd overall pick by  Columbian but the club didn’t sign him leaving Teodoro to put matters into his own hands.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTeodoro is now trying out for Ginebra, a roster stock full of guards, but head coach Tim Cone sees some positive things from the hefty shooter even comparing him to two-time MVP Willie Miller.“I think there’s a really good chance that he’ll make the team,” said Cone after the team’s Friday practice at Upper Deck. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I’m still learning the plays but I’ll be able to memorize it. If ever coach Tim gives me the chance, I’ll just give it my all,” added Teodoro.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MANILA, Philippines—It has been a month since the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft but there are still some freshmen looking to get into a vacant roster spot.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone left with regret as Jett Manuel walks away from Ginebra, PBA ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View commentslast_img read more

UL to Regain Pre-war Status

first_imgLiberia’s messy education system, especially at the tertiary level with specific reference to the University of Liberia, is on the verge of getting a boost from Cheryl Dozier, the president of Savannah State University (SSU), Georgia, U.S.A. Ms Dozier is offering to form a partnership with the University of Liberia.UL is the nation’s premier institution of learning, but the level of academic activities at the institution have been far from encouraging since the 14 year civil crisis ended. The institution has recently been beleaguered by chaotic activities between students, faculty, and staff on one side and the administration on another.According to Ms. Dozier, when the partnership is established, the UL will regain its pre-war status when it competed with world-class universities.The SSU president made the offer on Tuesday, March 4, during a courtesy call to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at her Foreign Ministry Office. She said the offer is in support of President Sirleaf’s courage to see a revamped education sector; and her institution stands ready to support the cause.Prior to the Liberian crisis, according to sources, the University of Liberia was an academic hub where some of the continent’s most renowned leaders and diplomats were schooled. This is no longer the case as the institution has been downgraded to a business center where instructors extort money from students for grades.The partnership, according to this paper’s sources, would give critical consideration to technical areas such as Marine Engineering, Social Work, and the Criminal Justice System. This joint venture between the two schools could help elevate the National Police Training Academy to an Associate Degree-granting institution; a plan that has already been initiated between UL and the Liberia National Police. Madam Dozier said her institution is willing to provide textbooks and enter into a student/faculty exchange program with UL and other institutions of higher learning.Savannah State, the only university awarding a degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management in the state of Georgia, was interested in extending that program by working with UL to see how they could help Liberia with its ports of entry for the security of its own borders.Coming to Liberia to form a partnership with the University of Liberia was like coming home, she said, since Liberia and the State of Georgia have a rich black history in common regarding the emancipation of former slaves.   Founded in 1890 by Richard R. Wright, Sr., who was born into slavery, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college in Georgia.President Sirleaf expressed her gratitude and said that she was honored that SSU would see Liberia as a home. The President also announced the formation of the partnership with Liberia’s flagship tertiary institution. She said the historical connection with the United States was clear, as evident by the continuous support from past and current U.S. administrations and the Congress, which has, over the years, made the United States Liberia’s number one bilateral partner. She expressed hope that the partnership would also encourage people-to-people outreach and increase student/staff exchange.She hailed UL president, Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, for being an ambassador in government’s quest to restore quality education in Liberia, especially at the tertiary level. She described him as bridge builder between overseas and Liberian universities.Dr. Dennis, in his comments, expressed satisfaction that his efforts to resuscitate the University of Liberia were gaining momentum, and he praised President Sirleaf’s administration for their support in realizing the dream. He thanked Liberia’s Honorary Consul General, Madam Cynthia Nash, for making contact possible with several U.S. universities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

27 Persons Detained, For Allegedly Torturing Man to Death

first_imgAbout 27 persons are currently undergoing interrogation at the Tappita Police Station for allegedly torturing to death an elderly in the Town called Doe Zuaplay in Tappita District.On Radio Kegheaman Morning Show, the Doe Zuaplay  Administrative Commissioner Sam Nanpeh Wehyee said the man was arrested by the Poro people and taken to the Zoe Bush on Saturday 17th October 2014 where he was tortured for his failure to comply to the norms of the society.Commissioner Wehyee said  the man, Samuel Mansuo, and his son got into a tussle with one of his friends in Zuaplay over a parcel of land.During the tussle, the late Samuel Mansuo’s son vandalized the house his disputed friend was building on the land in question.Based on that behavior, the citizens of the town went through the case and fined the late Samuel’s son.  The fine consisted of bringing a pan filled with rice along with cattle.Upon the citizens’ ruling, the late Samuel Mansuo agreed to pay his son’s fine and asked for time.  But in the interim, his son escaped to an unknown destination.Commissioner Wehyee narrated that upon the expiration of the time requested for, the citizens and devil counterpart requested the late father to produce his son or make available the items agreed in the fine.“It was the failure of the man to comply that he was arrested and taken into the Poro bush and tortured for three days; with hands ties around his wrist and neck.  He was also  flogging,” Commissioner Wehyee said.“After he was tortured for two days in the bush,” Commissioner Wehyee added, “the man was released to one of his friends who begged   devil for time to provide the needed items to them. But Samuel Mansuo died a few days later at home.”In Nimba County, the Poro Society is widely practiced among the Mano communities, but in the  Dahn/Gio community, to have Poro bush controlled by the  devil was very shocking to them.Zuaplay Town is a predominately Gio settlement close to the Mano Town of Dounpa.  These two towns fall under the Doe Administrative District in Tappita Statutory District.The issue of lawless behavior is very common in Nimba.  Early this year in the Town called Soa Varyenglay, a man identified as John Miah was beaten unmercifully in the Zoe Bush after having been accused of witchcraft.In Tappita in 2009, a business woman was brutally murdered in a town called Granpea by some men and concealed her body under a creek, but the body was discovered after one of the perpetrators confessed to the police.In the incident of John Miah, Representative Garrison Yealue of Nimba Electoral District # 4 was linked to  masterminding the flogging,  which he denied. Because of his denial, case is yet to be established.But it is unclear whether this recent incident was masterminded by some officials of the district.  However, a source from Zuaplay, a former security officer, said the late Samuel Mansuo was very rude and disrespectful to the citizens.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Would-be robbers foiled when safe fails to open

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MISSION HILLS – Two employees at a Mission Hills supermarket were tied up and pistol-whipped today during a robbery attempt that failed because the safe could not be opened, police said. The incident occurred at the Albertson’s store at 16201 San Fernando Mission Boulevard, near Woodley Avenue, about 1 a.m., said Sgt. Steve Carmona of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Mission Station. Two masked gunmen entered through the rear of the closed store as it was being stocked and tied up two employees, Carmona said. The gunmen pistol-whipped the employees and demanded the safe be opened, but apparently no one in the store was capable of opening it, he said. The victims suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene, Carmona said. The would-be robbers fled the store empty-handed, he said. ———————————————- For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img read more

European Football Show Podcast on talkSPORT 2, May 25 2017

first_imgNat Coombs and Andy Brassell are joined by experts to discuss the league champions from around Europe.They also chat to Andre Wisdom who has just won the Austrian Bundesliga with FC Red Bull Salzburg. He has spent the season on loan there from Liverpoollast_img

Quigley backs Finn Harps to keep showing their fighting spirit

first_imgPRO boxer Jason Quigley has backed Ollie Horgan and Finn Harps to show their fighting spirit and retain their Premier Division status this year.The recent announcement that three teams will be relegated from the Premier hasn’t made Harps challenge any easier, but rising middleweight ace Quigley feels that with the right public support Harps can defy the odds again in 2017.Ballybofey man Quigley is always proud of his roots and recently wore the Harps jersey when he met with former Liverpool star Steven Gerrard in Los Angeles. Quigley was at Finn Park today and, ahead of his return to LA tomorrow, said: “I wanted to come to Finn Park and show my support to everyone at the club as I have felt really proud of what Ollie and the squad have achieved over the last couple of seasons.“As a professional sports person I know that the right support is vital so I would appeal to everyone to play their part in making sure the club has the resources to prepare and compete with the top clubs in the country.“If everyone can stick together, stay positive and keep working hard, Harps can keep moving forward on and off the pitch.”The club will be holding a public meeting at the Balor Theatre on Monday evening to update supporters on plans ahead of what promises to be a tough, but very exciting, Premier Division campaign for Ollie Horgan’s men. Harps supporters, members of the media and the general public are invited to a Finn Harps open forum will take place in the Balor Theatre Ballybofey on Monday 9th at 7.45 pm.  Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan and club officials will discuss plans and updates on preparations for new season.Quigley backs Finn Harps to keep showing their fighting spirit was last modified: January 3rd, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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

HISTORY OF DONEGAL GAA: FROM ANCIENT HURLING MATCHES ACROSS DITCHES TO THE GLORY OF ’92

first_imgA superb new book detailing the history of gaelic games in each of the 32 counties has been launched.And the history of GAA in Co Donegal is remarkable.It details ancient games of ‘hurling’ in Inishowen to the time when Burt actually played under the auspices of the DERRY county board….right through to the All-Ireland success in football in 1992. And edited version of the chapter can be read on the Irish Independent online or by clicking here:http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-football/heroes-of-92-allowed-donegal-to-remove-psychological-barrier-2900544.htmlHISTORY OF DONEGAL GAA: FROM ANCIENT HURLING MATCHES ACROSS DITCHES TO THE GLORY OF ’92 was last modified: October 9th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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 GAAlast_img read more

DONEGAL FANS GET CHANCE TO WIN AN ALL-IRELAND TICKET – AT POKER!

first_imgFANCY getting your hands on a an All-Ireland Final ticket using your poker face?Players and coaches at St Eunan’s GAA club in Letterkenny are warming up for the big match by hosting a Texas Hold’Em night at the club house this evening.Start time 8:15 for 8.30…20 euro entry with a ten euro rebuy. Poker players will be invited to take part in a raffle – with a first prize of a single ticket for Hill 16 for Sunday! DONEGAL FANS GET CHANCE TO WIN AN ALL-IRELAND TICKET – AT POKER! was last modified: September 19th, 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)last_img read more

Fiorito Earns Google Cloud Academic All-American Honors

first_imgStory Links Fiorito, who owns a perfect 4.00 cumulative grade point average in marketing, started in 18 games this season at the defender position. The senior played in every game in her career at Drake University, helped the Bulldogs win two MVC titles and she earned All-MVC Scholar-Athlete honors her sophomore, junior and senior seasons, highlighted by being selected to the 2018 All-MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team. COSIDA Release Fiorito is the first Drake women’s soccer player to earn CoSIDA All-American honors since Ali Smith last season and just the fourth player in program history to be named an academic all-American.center_img AUSTIN, Texas – Senior Linda Fiorito (Overland Park, Kan.) of the Drake University women’s soccer team was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division I Third Team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced Thursday morning. Fiorito and 25 others of the 34 members of the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division I women’s soccer teams sport a perfect 4.00 GPA. The 11 members of the first team average a perfect GPA of 4.0, with the complete 34-member women’s team averaging a 3.97 GPA. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Gortahork and Falcarragh gets €3.8M water treatment plant

first_imgIrish Water has announced details of the upgrade to the Gortahork/Falcarragh water supply scheme in North Donegal which will see the delivery of a new water treatment plant benefitting 5,000 consumers.EPS have been awarded the contract which represents a €3.8 million investment in this area. This investment forms part of the overall €73 million committed by Irish Water to water supply projects in Co Donegal.The Gortahork/Falcarragh scheme is supplied from Lough Lagha, an upland lake. However, the existing water treatment plant is not adequate to address the risks to water quality and the scheme is subsequently on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Remedial Action List (RAL). This contract involves the construction of a new water treatment plant immediately adjacent to the current site. The new treatment plant will comprise a robust flocculation, coagulation and filtration process followed by disinfection. The new treatment plant has a design output of 1,800m3/day. The contract also includes a treated water storage reservoir at the treatment plant site, which will provide a much improved security of supply for the local residents. Works are due to commence at the end of 2016 and have an expected completion date in late 2017.The project is being delivered in partnership with Donegal County Council.When completed and tested this water supply will have the necessary treatment facilities in place to enable the scheme to be removed from the EPA’s RAL and will ensure that the 5,000 consumers in the Gortahork/Falcarragh areas receive a reliable supply of high quality drinking water.This project forms part of Irish Water’s investment plan where over €530 million will be invested in upgrading water services in 2016 to improve the country’s water and wastewater infrastructure. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s recently published Business Plan. Delivery of the business plan will involve a €5.5bn investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021.Gortahork and Falcarragh gets €3.8M water treatment plant was last modified: November 19th, 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