Christian Standhardinger piques interest of teams ahead of PBA draft

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But squads which miss out on taking Standhardinger could still get their man as the deadline for local-born aspirants is on October 12.The 2017 PBA Rookie Draft is on October 29 at Robinson’s Place Manila.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Rice, Castro deliver as TNT survives Rain or Shine for semis berth LATEST STORIES In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “If we can get a guy like Standhardinger, with his experience and demeanor on the court and his skillset, he can easily turn this franchise around,” said Kia coach Chris Gavina, whose team owns the number one pick in this year’s draft.The same goes with NLEX coach Yeng Guiao, though he’s aware of the Road Warriors’ position at number two.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We don’t have any plans yet, but the obvious route for us is if Standhardinger goes number one, maybe we’ll go with Kiefer Ravena,” the fiery mentor said, touching on the possibility of the 23-year-old playmaker declaring for the draft. “If Kiefer is number one, then we’ll go with Standhardinger. That’s really the obvious thing we could come up to right now.”Picking third, Blackwater still hasn’t come up with its wishlist. “We still need to know more about whose in the draft,” said team manager Johnson Martines. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Photo from Fiba.comDespite the uncertainty surrounding his status, Christian Standhardinger remains a solid prospect for the top teams drafting in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.Three of the four teams picking in the upper thirds of the annual rookie selection expressed their desire to sign up the 28-year-old big man even if he had already signed a contract with Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions in the ASEAN Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson But Phoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia, meanwhile, is hoping against the odds that somehow, the Fil-German forward would fall through the cracks and drop to four.“I’m hopeful that Standhardinger will be available when our time comes,” said Vanguardia with the Fuel Masters owning two first round selections.Though Standhardinger is locked in a live contract with Hong Kong, his PBA draft application opens the chance for teams to claim his rights even when he’s out of the country until the end of the upcoming 2017-2018 ABL season. He could suit up in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the earliest.The team that does draft Standhardinger can work a buyout deal with the Long Lions, still granting if he could secure a release from his ABL team.Fanfare surrounding the hardworking bruiser shouldn’t come as a surprise, especially after his stellar play for Gilas Pilipinas in the Jones Cup, the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, and the 2017 SEA Games.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Musa Bility Dodges US$190,800 Tax Payment Again

first_imgThe lawyer representing Musa Bility has again failed to appear before the Tax Court to complete the full payment of US$47,700, which constitutes 25% of US$190,800 tax due government.The money also includes 6 percent interest, according to the Tax Court at the Temple of Justice.Cllr. Theophilus Gould, representing Bility, was expected to appear at the court on October 24 to make final payment of the 25 percent tax debt, but to date Cllr. Gould is yet to do so.Interestingly, the Court is relenting to compel Bility to pay government’s legitimate tax. Bility is the owner of Gulf Trading and Srimex Enterprises and president of the Liberia Football Association (LFA).A similar request was made on August 6, 2012, when Bility’s lawyer assured the court that they were going to pay the amount of US$47,700 which constitutes 25 percent of the total judgment of US$190,800.He has paid US$25,000 out of the US$47,700.At the court hearing last week, Cllr. Gould again pleaded for October 24 to complete the payment of the remaining US$ 22,700.Pleading at the court hearing, Cllr. Gould  was heard saying ” Due to arrangements put in place to ensure payment is made on October 24, after which other appropriate measures will be taken to settle the full amount.”However, Cllr. Gould and Bility are yet to appear before the court to complete the 25 percent payment.Their latest action came as a result of a request by government lawyers praying the court to order the immediate closure of the company.In their request, government lawyers contend that because of Bility’s “blatant failure and refusal” to pay its legitimate tax dating from the court’s judgment in 2012 up to present, that his company face immediate closure.In 2012, the court declared the company liable (guilty) in the amount of US$180,000, after Bility admitted to evading tax payments for several years.The case started on May 3, 2010 when government filed a complaint against Gulf Trading and Srimex Enterprises, claiming that the company failed to pay overdue and outstanding   duties owed in the amount of US$180,000 including 6 percent interest.Bility admitted to the allegation and made stipulation on how he would pay the money.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Trojans steal this victory

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Francis, a freshman point guard, was the instigator on defense. He harassed Chris Hernandez, generally regarded as one of the top point guards in the Pac-10. Francis forced four steals, three of which he brought back for layups. The easy opportunities created by his defense led to a career-high 15 points. The key series in the game also involved Francis. After Stanford closed an 18-point USC lead down to four, reserve forward Jeremy Barr was fouled and went to the line. Barr, who had made just four of his previous 20 free-throw attempts, sunk both shots. Hernandez took the inbound pass up court and Francis picked his pocket for the steal and a layup to extend USC’s lead back to eight. “I felt that we needed a (game-changing play), so I came up and tried to put pressure on him and he gave it to me,” Francis said. “If you play out in front of me, I’m just going to take it.” The New Year’s Eve crowd of 4,485 wasn’t as big as the one at Staples Center on Thursday. However, the student section was by far the biggest and most vocal at a USC basketball game this year, aided by a large contingency of the school’s football band attending in plain clothes. “That Cal game, that really bothered us,” Ryan Francis said of Thursday’s conference-opening loss. “So we came back and played real hard. We wanted to show everyone we’re not no fluke.” All five USC starters scored in double figures for the first time this season, with Lodrick Stewart leading the way with 18 points. It was the first victory by USC (10-3, 1-1) over Stanford in seven games. The Cardinal (4-6, 0-2) was picked to finish second in the conference in the preseason media poll. “It feels good, my first time ever beating Stanford,” said sophomore Nick Young, who had 16 points. “We knew we had to get a victory. You don’t want to come out in the Pac-10 0-2.” USC started the game with a 6-1 run, boosted by some unexpected offense from forward Abdoulaye N’diaye, who had a career-best 11 points and seven rebounds before fouling out with six minutes remaining. The Trojans seemed to break the game open with an 8-0 near the end of the first half followed by a 13-2 run to start the second half. Stewart scored seven of the 13 points in that run. Stanford played most of the second half without leading scorer Matt Haryasz, who left the game with what was thought to be a sprained ankle. The Trojans led by 18 when he went out. Gabe Pruitt made seven of eight free throws in the final 1:01 to keep Stanford at bay. He finished with 14 points. “We were in a lot of close games in the preseason,” Tim Floyd said. “We happened to win a couple of those close ones after losing the Northridge game, and I think the guys did play with a little more poise down the stretch.” Matthew Kredell, (818)713-3607 matthew.kredell@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img All the momentum USC built in nonconference games wouldn’t mean much if the Trojans started out 0-2 at home to begin Pacific-10 Conference play. Grasping the importance of the game, the Trojans came out with a defensive fire and forced 13 steals to help beat Stanford 82-71 Saturday at Staples Center. last_img read more

DD HEALTH WATCH: SPORTS DRINKS ‘NOT SUITABLE’ FOR U16s

first_imgA new report by safefood into Energy Drinks in Ireland has found a massive increase in the number of products on sale compared with 2002 and urges a ban on their sale to children under 16.The survey found Mountain Dew contained 16-and-a-half teaspoons of sugar and Monster Energy’s 500ml can had 14 teaspoons of sugar and the same amount of caffeine as a cup of espresso.The report also found that some brands cost less than €0.50 cent a can. Males aged 15-24 were the highest consumers of energy drinks (64%) and over half of those who consumed energy drinks (54%) consumed them at least once a week or more frequently.Introducing the research, Dr Cliodhna Foley-Nolan, Director, Human Health & Nutrition,safefood commented: “It’s really remarkable that these products are so prevalent and together, energy drinks and sports drinks now comprise more than 20% of the soft drinks market in Ireland.“Consumption can have health consequences because of their sugar and caffeine content.“A typical small 250ml can has sugar levels of 6 teaspoons per can which is equivalent to a full chocolate bar. The caffeine content is high and drinking two small cans and one small espresso of coffee drives an adult’s daily caffeine intake above recommended levels. “In addition, the use of energy drinks as a mixer with alcohol among young adults also has consequences in the context of Ireland’s current binge–drinking culture. safefood’s position continues to be that these drinks are not recommended as a mixer for alcoholic beverages but this is now common and part of the binge drinking culture prevalent particularly amongst our 15-24 year olds.”Operation Transformation’s GP Dr Ciara Kelly continued: “Mixing an energy drink which is a stimulant, with alcohol which is a depressant, is like driving a car with your feet on the accelerator and brake pedals at the same time; it stimulates a person so they actually end up drinking for longer as they may not be aware how drunk they really are.“GP surgeries and our A&E Departments have to deal with the effects of mixing energy drinks with alcohol. The cheap price, easy availability, aggressive marketing and consumption of these products bluntly show how far from responsible the industry truly is and why we need to ask ourselves some hard questions when it comes to their use.”While the majority of energy drink brands surveyed in the report comply with current labelling legislation, specific health claims are still made such as “contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue”.Brands also make references to their appeal among “top athletes, students” and “in highly demanding professions” The safefood report found that the average price of an energy drink in Ireland was €1.09 however this cost ranged as low as €0.49 cent with supermarket own-brands being cheaper than branded products. The leading brands are also supported by extensive promotional campaigns particularly on digital and social media, with many brands hosting dozens of dedicated Twitter and Facebook accounts and marketing campaigns aimed specifically at active young people with a focus on high adrenalin activities and music.Media commentator and author Sheena Horgan said: “The increase in the number of energy and sports drink now available shows a marked trend in this category that accounted for almost €2 million in advertising spend last year – encompassing live events, sponsorships, promotion and digital and social activity.“My concern with such growth is twofold: firstly, regarding the implicit claims of some of the brands’ marketing around health and/or performance, either through words or image associations; and secondly, regarding the depth of the marketing carried out by some energy drink brands, which targets a young, and therefore impressionable audience.“In reality, in such a consumerist society as ours curtailing exposure to marketing is virtually impossible, however equipping young consumers with media literacy skills will empower them to balance their judgement against the ubiquity of marketing, and help them make informed and positive consumption decisions.” Dr Foley-Nolan added: “Safefood reiterate that energy drinks are also not suitable for children under 16 or for re-hydration purposes following sport.“Furthermore, the marketing of these products should be undertaken without any ambiguity or association with sport or alcohol. An awareness campaign of the potential health issues, targeted specifically at young people, is something that needs to happen.”DD HEALTH WATCH: SPORTS DRINKS ‘NOT SUITABLE’ FOR U16s was last modified: March 14th, 2016 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)Tags:dangersports drinksWarninglast_img read more

Former Tottenham striker Alan Gilzean dies aged 79

first_imgThe club’s tweet read: “Everyone at Dundee Football Club are devastated to learn that club legend Alan Gilzean passed away this morning after recently being diagnosed with a brain tumour. The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Alan’s family and friends at this difficult time.”Gilzean left Dundee for Spurs in 1964 and in a decade at White Hart Lane helped the club win the FA Cup, two league cups and the 1972 UEFA Cup.Spurs tweeted: “Everyone at the club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our legendary former striker Alan Gilzean. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this extremely difficult time.” 1 Alan Gilzean, who played as a striker for Tottenham and Scotland, has died aged 79.Dundee, the club where he began his career wrote on their official Twitter account that Gilzean died on Sunday morning having been diagnosed with a brain tumour recently. Gilzean won the FA Cup, two league cups and the 1972 UEFA Cup Everyone at the Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our legendary former striker Alan Gilzean. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this extremely difficult time. pic.twitter.com/uECwQ5mPUf— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 8, 2018last_img read more

Continue to watch for ear rots

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Hutcheson, Seed Consultants, Inc.In the past few weeks while making yield estimates and walking corn fields, it has become apparent that ear rots will be a concern this fall. Corn ear rots reduce corn yield, affect grain quality, and can lead to the development of mycotoxins in grain.Below are symptoms and toxin concerns for ear rots that may be present in corn fields this fall:• Aspergillus ear rot: Symptoms appear as an olive-green mold on corn kernels that usually occurs at the tip of the ear. Aspergillus ear rot produces aflatoxin which is toxic to livestock and considered a carcinogen as well.• Fusarium ear rot: Symptoms include white to pink colored mold on kernels. This mold can infect small areas of kernels on the ear or be scattered in a random patter across the ear. Fusarium ear rot sometimes occurs where insects have damaged kernels the ear. Fusarium ear rot produces mycotoxins which create a toxicity concern for both human and livestock consumption.• Gibberella ear rot: Symptoms include a pink mold that usually begins at the ear tip. Fusarium ear rot produces two toxins, including DON which is also referred to as vomitoxin. DON is toxic to livestock, especially hogs.• Diploidia ear rot: Symptoms include a thick white or gray colored mold that begins at the base of the corn ear.It is critical for corn growers to scout fields and determine if ear rots are present. Infected fields should be harvested and dried early, then segregated from grain not affected by ear rots. Adjust combines so lighter, damaged kernels will be sorted out and left in the field. Drying grain to below 15% moisture will prevent further development of ear rots.last_img read more

LG Stylus 2 with HD display launched in India at Rs 20,500

first_imgLG has launched Stylus 2 in India. Although no formal media announcement has been made yet, the device is now listed on the company’s India website. Priced at Rs 20,500, it will be available in two colours — brown and titanium. Unlike many other phones that are only available on e-retail sites, the Stylus 2 will also be sold in offline channels. The smartphone, which competes with other big screen phones, is already on sale in LG’s native country South Korea.According to the specifications mentioned on LG’s India website, LG Stylus 2 is uses Android 6.0 Marshmallow and packs in a 3000mAh removable battery. It has a 5.7 inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Stylus 2 is a 4G smartphone and supports voice over LTE (VoLTE). It has support for dual-SIM feature — both Nano. It comes with 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM and 16 GB in-built storage, which is theoretically expandable to up to 2TB with a microSD card. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera.Also Read: LG G5 quick review: Something different, something playfulAs the name suggests, this phone comes with a stylus. To improve accuracy of the stylus, LG has introduced a fibre-tipped stylus along with this phone. Its predecessor had a stylus with rubber tip. The highlights of this new stylus include screen-off memo, pop memo, pop scanner and calligraphy pen mode. The screen-off memo enables the user to scribble note on the screen even when it is turned off while the calligraphy pen mode helps in writing with better looking scripts. The pop scanner allows a users to trace an object in a clicked picture and move it in different directions. Also, Stylus 2 comes with feature called pen keeper, which notifies the user whenever the stylus is removed from its slot.advertisementThe device supports 3G, and 2G connectivity options along with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and Micro-USB. It measures 155×79.6×7.4mm. Also Read: Yu to launch Yunicorn with metal body & fingerprint scanner on May 19last_img read more

Yamaha to recall 902 units of YZF-R3 in India to fix clutch

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 30 (PTI) Japanese two-wheeler major Yamaha is recalling 902 units of its YZF-R3 sports bike in India to replace faulty clutch system.”The parent company Yamaha Motor Co, Japan, has determined that a defect, which relates to clutch pressure plate and oil pump malfunction, exists in few YZF-R3 motorcycles falling within certain production numbers,” India Yamaha Motor said in a statement.Although no safety issues have been reported from anywhere in India, Yamaha has decided to recall all the vehicles falling under the identified production numbers, it added.”A total of 902 bikes will be recalled in India under Yamahas factory modification campaign, where the affected motorcycles defected parts will be replaced with a modified one on free of cost basis at Yamaha authorised dealers,” the company said.The company, however, did not share details of the manufacturing period of the affected motorcycles.This recall is not a result of complaints from customers but more of a preventive measure to ensure the safety of the customers, it added.In 2014, the company had recalled 138 units its R1 bike in India to rectify issues in the headlight. Yamaha had also recalled its 56,082 units of scooter Cygnus Ray in 2013 to rectify defect in handle bars. PTI MSS RKL ABIlast_img read more

a month agoChelsea midfielder Mount feared long-term injury

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea midfielder Mount feared long-term injuryby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMason Mount has revealed he feared he had suffered a long-term injury against Valencia last week.The midfielder was substituted after 15 minutes during the 1-0 loss, but returned to start against Liverpool on Sunday.”As soon as I did it I thought it was going to be a long-term injury,” Mount said.”But then I iced it and it calmed down and I realised it was not as bad as I first thought. The next day I was jogging on it a little and from then I knew there was a chance of me being involved [against Liverpool yesterday].”There is still swelling there now but it is solid and I felt good and I trained the day before. I was pretty positive the day before the game that I would be involved.”He added: “You have to block the injury out of your mind and focus on the game.”When I had that chance which I felt I should have scored I rolled my ankle a little bit and it felt fine. It was fine throughout the whole game. It was solid.”Your Champions League debut, you don’t want it to end so soon, but that is football, it happened, and I try to stay positive. “I looked forward to the Liverpool game and set a goal that hopefully I could get ready for that. I feel like I am a quick recoverer and we worked on it hard and I was able to get back.” last_img read more

Pakistan Super League 2020: PCB, franchise owners come on board to conduct entire league in Pakistan

first_img India Today Web Desk KarachiAugust 6, 2019UPDATED: August 6, 2019 17:46 IST Pakistan Super League 2020 (Photo: @thePSLt20)HIGHLIGHTSPCB chairman recently Ehsan Mani held a meeting with the owners of PSLThe six franchise owners have agreed on hosting the entire PSL in PakistanThe owners have also expressed their concern over the foreign players’ availabilityOwners of six franchises of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) have come to an arrangement with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to stage the fifth edition of the tournament in 2020 entirely in Pakistan.PCB chairman Ehsan Mani had held a meeting with the owners of the six franchises and discussed the matter at length, Dawn.com reported.Pakistan Super League in the 2019 edition was held in UAE and only eight matches were held in Pakistan. With the matches taking place in Pakistan, many foreign players opted to not go to the country.So if the latest edition of the tournament takes place in Pakistan, the biggest hurdle would be the availability of overseas cricketers.The owners have also expressed their concern over the foreign player’s availability if the competition is completely scheduled in Pakistan. The PCB and team owners have agreed to move jointly in order to convince the most number of overseas players.PSL was organised for the first time in 2016 and till now the tournament has been played for four editions.Islamabad United is the only team to have won the tournament twice (2016 and 2018).Quetta Gladiators had won the PSL’s fourth edition in 2019.Read more | Ashes 2019: Lyon King tribute to Australia off-spinner is a viral meme nowAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow PCBFollow Pakistan Super LeagueFollow PSLFollow Pakistan league Pakistan Super League 2020: PCB, franchise owners come on board to conduct entire league in PakistanThe 2019 edition of Pakistan Super League saw only 8 matches played in Pakistan with the remainder of the T20 tournament in the UAE.advertisementlast_img read more