Alapag takes notice of Bolick, Perez: ‘A lot of talent, athleticism’

first_imgView comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “It’s an exciting time for Philippine basketball. Like what coach Chot said earlier, this program has gone so far since 2007 in Tokushima,” he said.“We still see guys like Jayson (Castro), Japeth (Aguilar), June Mar (Fajardo), and Gabe (Norwood) who played in Spain and are still here to help the next generation. Then you have Bolick and CJ Perez who are going to be the future of the Gilas program, so it’s good to see everybody here and now the work begins.”The 2023 Fiba World Cup is still five years away, but Alapag knows the importance of letting the young guns learn as early as now.“You can never start too early. The dribble drive system allows us Filipino players to take advantage of our strengths our speed, quickness, ability to shoot from the perimeter and our creativity. Filipino players are very creative in how we handle the ball and how we can get to the rim and finish,” he said.“So I think for them, being a part of the program is something that they will remember for the rest of their careers. For these younger guys to compete against the veterans this early, it’s only going to help them improve. It’s that youthful energy mixing with great mentors in the veterans who have already experienced so much. I think these young guys will be able to learn a lot from them.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Fajardo will still ‘definitely’ be part of Gilas in 2023, says Austria Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense “Bolick and CJ, having watched them in the last NCAA Finals, there’s a lot of talent, a lot of young energy, a lot of athleticism out here. I’m excited for them,” the former Gilas captain said.Standout performances from Bolick and Perez shouldn’t come as a surprise given their accomplishments in the collegiate and amateur levels.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBolick led San Beda to back-to-back NCAA titles and took Cignal HD to the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirant’s Cup crown where was even named MVP while Perez was the anchor of Lyceum’s impressive run in the NCAA Season 93 where the Pirates pulled off an 18-0 elimination round sweep.But Alapag wasn’t just fixated on the pair as he also expressed his excitement upon seeing the influx of young talent in the national team pool. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick and CJ Perez had memorable duels this past NCAA season for their respective schools San Beda and Lyceum, but as members of coach Chot Reyes’ “23-for-23” list, their impressive work on Monday’s evening practices at Meralco Gym caught the eye of one national team deputy.The two got the attention of Gilas Pilipinas assistant coach Jimmy Alapag, who observed the short practice session where Bolick, Perez and the rest of the young bloods worked out with the veteran national team members.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending 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 awardlast_img read more

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Liberia to Get New EU Ambassador Soon

first_imgNow that EU Ambassador Attilio Pacifici has bidden farewell to Liberia and left, a new Ambassador has been named to continue the diplomatic relations between Liberia and the European Community.She is Tiina Intelmann , 51, an Estonian, who is coming to take the place of Attilio Pacifici whom President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf extolled as a “great European diplomat who had accomplished a lot for Liberia,” during a farewell reception in his honor last week.Pacifici on many occasions defended government and attributed the cause of poverty in Liberia to all parties and not just the governing body.His administration brought about the signing of agreements between Liberia and EU to include the Voluntary Partnership Agreement in the Forest Sector and Sanitation and Hygiene projects in three slum communities in Monrovia.Under the leadership of Ambassador Pacifici, EU committed millions of Euros to the health and education sectors and to the fight against Ebola.Tiina INTELMANN also has vast experience in diplomacy.From November 1, 2011 to present, Ms Tiina INTELMANN served as the president of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC, Ambassador-at-large for the International Criminal Court, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tallinn, Estonia.She also served as an Ambassador of Estonia to the state of Israel and non-resident Ambassador to Montenegro from October 1, 2010 to November 1, 2011.From February 1, 2005 to October 1, 2010, Ms INTELMANN served as an Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.While at the UN, she co-facilitated the General Assembly Intergovernmental Consultations on Systems-wide Coherence from November 2009 to July 2010.Ms INTELMANN also served as Vice President for the Economic and Social Council of the UN from January 2009 to January 2010, co-facilitator of the 10-11 June 2008 high level meeting on the comprehensive review of the progress achieved in realizing the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, and Chairperson of the Consultative Committee for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) from January 2007 to January 2009.In education and training, Ms Tiina INTELMANN earned the Master of Arts and Bachelor of Art degrees in Italian Language and Literature, teacher and interpreter in Leningrad State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.She is also trained in Italian and French language Literature and Political Science.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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‘LCL School System Lacks Integrity’

first_imgThe former Forestry Development Authority boss Mr John T. Woods has observed with dissatisfaction the school system’s lack of integrity with the widespread practice of sex for grades or buying grades.Speaking at the just ended Lutheran Men’s Fellowship Convention held in Zorzor Lofa County from March 26 to 29, Mr Woods said the Lutheran School System was retrogressing and that it is likely to take the country backward.“If we turn our backs on the school system, we as well as our nation will be going backward,” he said.“The school system lacks integrity and our children are involved in buying grades or sex for grades,” he added.The annual Lutheran Men’s Fellowship Convention was held under the theme, “We have a mission to complete” from Acts 20:24 and it brought together men representing 49 Lutheran parishes in Liberia.Mr. Woods, who started school in 1947 and later moved to Zorzor in 1952 to further his education, said the school system at that time was vibrant and the students were more productive.“Even, as we speak our children cannot write a good friendly letter and in order to complete our mission, we need to strengthen our school system to its previous status,” he urged.The Keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Sawolo Nelson cautioned the convention members on their vision and added that in order to complete the mission there is a need for a good leader who fears God.“In order to complete a mission, we need a leader that will do justice to all, that loves his members and is humble to his people,” he added.The convention was followed by the election of officers resulting in nearly all the previous leaders, headed by Mr. Benedict Kerkula retaining their posts for another three years.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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District of Taylor proclaims May as MS Month

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – With May being MS Month at a Council Meeting, on Monday, the District of Taylor has proclaimed May to be MS Month.Sherri Mytopher, of the MS Society of Fort St. John, presented a request to Council to proclaim May as MS Month.“Members of the Northern Regional Chapter of the MS Society of Canada urge you to proclaim the month of May as MS Awareness Month in the District of Taylor in order to call attention to the exemplary efforts of the 100,000 Canadians who live every day with the challenge of this neurological disease. B.C. has the third highest concentration of people with MS in Canada.”- Advertisement -Since 1948, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has been a leader in funding vital MS research into the cause, prevention and treatment of MS while providing services and support to people with MS and their families.Council accepted the proclamation and will be hoisting the flag on the flag pole outside of the District Office throughout the month of May.last_img read more

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Liverpool line up v Chelsea: Rodgers to field strongest team – happy with this?

first_img Fabio Borini to partner Mario Balotelli? It doesn’t get any easier for Liverpool.Having been beaten at the Bernabeu by Real Madrid they welcome Premier League leaders Chelsea to Anfield on Saturday.Will the tank that was Kolo Toure keep his place? We think he should and, with the pace and skill of Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho through the middle, Nemanja Matic and the defenders behind him could be in for a tough afternoon.Fabio Borini and Mario Balotelli up top? One works tirelessly and the other can be tiresome, but two strikers could help end the Premier League goal drought.Possible Liverpool XI v Chelsea: 1 1 Do you agree and what do you think the score will be?last_img

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Dembele leaves Tottenham to join China’s Guangzhou R&F

first_img0Shares0000Mousa Dembele is regarded as one of the finest midfielders in the English Premier League when fit, but his appearances have become increasingly limited because of injury © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLSHANGHAI, China, Jan 17 – Mousa Dembele became the latest high-profile name to swap Europe for China when he left English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur and joined Guangzhou R&F on Thursday.The 31-year-old Belgian international will cost the Chinese Super League (CSL) club about 12 million euros ($13.5 million) and he can expect to receive a significant hike in wages. Dembele, who could soon be joined in China by West Ham United’s Marko Arnautovic, is regarded as one of the finest midfielders in the Premier League when fit.But his appearances have become increasingly limited in recent seasons because of injury.“Now it feels like my family, part of my family,” Dembele told Spurs TV, reflecting on his departure after six-and-a-half years at the Premier League title challengers.“I go away with an unbelievable feeling and with a certain love for the club.”Spurs said the transfer was subject to international clearance, which should be a formality.In February last year, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino described Dembele as being on a par with Diego Maradona.“I have said before that he is a genius of football,” said the Spurs boss at the time.But Dembele has been restricted to just seven starts for the London club this season because of an ankle ligament problem and Pochettino is looking to off-load fringe players.Dembele, who has more than 80 caps for Belgium, joined Tottenham in August 2012 from Fulham and in his pomp was a dynamic fulcrum in their midfield, as well as a crowd favourite.He started his career in his native Belgium before moves to Willem II and AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands.– Arnautovic next to China? –Dembele’s signing represents a coup for R&F — but also a risk, given his fitness problems.The club are not one of China’s traditional heavyweights and flirted with relegation from the CSL last season before finishing just below mid-table.Their coach is the former Yugoslav great Dragan Stojkovic.“Our club believes that as a world-class football star, Dembele’s joining will definitely enhance the overall strength of the team,” Guangzhou R&F said in a statement.Volatile West Ham forward Arnautovic, 29, is agitating for a move to China and was the subject of a reported 35-million-pound ($45-million) offer from an unnamed CSL club last week.Although the Hammers declared the Austria international not for sale, the player’s agent and brother Danijel said the player had a “great desire that West Ham accept the offer”.Shanghai SIPG are the side said to be interested and have reportedly offered Arnautovic a wage packet of 200,000 pounds per week over a four-year deal.Brazilians Oscar, Hulk and Alexandre Pato have all joined Chinese clubs in the last couple of years for large fees and on inflated wages.Argentine international stalwart Javier Mascherano left Barcelona for Hebei China Fortune a year ago, although Chinese authorities have moved to dampen the domestic transfer market.Former Chelsea star Oscar played a major role helping Shanghai SIPG to their first title when they won the latest CSL season, which ended in November.The new season begins in the spring.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Coral Daily Download – Liverpool v Man United to decide top four places?

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesperson claims Sunday’s Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester United could decide which of the north west giants finishes in the top four.The Red Devils are currently third, two points ahead of Brendan Rodgers’ side, but will face a tough test at Anfield.There was also a look back at Manchester City’s Champions League exit, and the boys previewed the business end of the Cricket World Cup.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

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Pep Guardiola says Jose Mourinho can HELP him reach another level at Man City

first_imgNew Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes the renewal of his rivalry with Jose Mourinho in the north west of England can help him reach even greater levels as a manager.Guardiola, who won six leagues titles, a pair of Champions Leagues and four domestic cups during his time with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, met the press for the first time on Friday just three days after arch-nemesis Mourinho was unveiled across the city at Manchester United.The two had previously locked horns in fiery El Clasico encounters in Spain, when Guardiola was in charge of Barcelona and Mourinho held the reins at Real Madrid, and the former thinks trying to outmanoeuvre the best coaches in the world has brought the best out of him.“I think Jose said it pretty well that it is not about him or me,” Guardiola said.“What I saw from the distance is it is so tough to win the games here. We played many times against each other. I can say, they help me, the big coaches, and Jose is one of them, they help me to reach another level.“My experience against him, against (Liverpool boss) Jurgen Klopp at Dortmund, a lot of coaches in Germany and Spain they made me better. All the managers in the world want to win and we are going to try and win as well.“Antonio Conte is a master tactician. It’s a very good signing for Chelsea. It’s going to be very interesting competing against him and other top coaches.”Guardiola admits he has taken on a huge challenge at City after his previous success with Bayern and Barcelona.He added: “I was in Barcelona where I had absolutely everything, the best player ever, one team where most of the players grew up from the academy so I knew them“Bayern Munich were a club who had a lot of experience for many, many things.“Here, it’s another test for my career. It would have been comfortable to stay where we were. I feel this is the right moment to come here and prove myself, if I’m able to convince my players to play the way we want.”MORE FROM PEP: New Manchester City boss Guardiola ‘curious’ about Sterling and vows to help young winger 1 Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola last_img read more

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Union appeals to Ludlow in contract standoff

first_imgA city-employee union threatening pickets this weekend at Los Angeles International Airport appealed to the head of the county Federation of Labor to help in dealing with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Bob Aquino, business manager of the Engineers and Architects Association, called on Martin Ludlow – secretary-treasurer of the union group and a close ally of Villaraigosa – to help as the group seeks a new contract with the city. Aquino is seeking a contract that would match the deal given earlier this year to Department of Water and Power workers – a guaranteed 3.25 percent annual raise, with an escalator clause to reflect inflation. The city offer is the same it has given other non-sworn unions, with no increase for the first year, and raises of 2.5 percent a year for each of the following two years. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Villaraigosa has said he does not believe the city can afford to give more because of a projected $248 million deficit it is facing next year. Neither Aquino nor Ludlow could be reached for comment Wednesday about specifics of what they discussed. Aides familiar with the discussions said Aquino was asking for Ludlow’s support of the 8,000-member union as well as intervening with Villaraigosa to try to get some movement in contract talks. The EAA is planning a demonstration and informational picket line at Terminal 1 of LAX from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday as residents return home from the Thanksgiving holiday. Organizers said they hope to have 300 workers on the lines. Negotiations between the city and the EAA – which represents workers in city departments including airport, harbor and building and safety – have reached an impasse with officials in the midst of a negotiating procedure known as fact-finding. Villaraigosa said he is willing to meet with the union leadership, but said he believes the city has made a reasonable offer to the union. Aquino, however, said the city’s offer does not reflect increases in inflation and his workers would end up with less buying power. Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 rick.orlov@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

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‘WATER’ NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION FROM JARLA!

first_img‘WATER’ NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION FROM JARLA! was last modified: December 30th, 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:donegalHappy New YearJarlalast_img

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