Kobe Bryant to attend Fiba World Cup 2019 draw next month

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES PBA D-League: AMA routs McDavid in top draft pick Joshua Munzon’s debut Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img FILE: Kobe Bryant attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 5, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFPKobe Bryant, still one of the biggest stars in basketball even years after his retirement, will headline the star-studded Fiba Basketball World Cup 2019 draw on March 16 in Shenzhen, China.The NBA great, who is also the World Cup’s global ambassador, will help carry out the draw that will determine the groupings for the 32-country event slated this August in eight cities in China.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View comments Singer Jason Derulo has been tapped to perform at the event, which will be open to public for the first time, while Yao Ming, China’s biggest basketball star, is expected to attend.The draw procedures will be made public in the days leading up to the event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsFourteen spots for the World Cup are still up for grabs and the Philippines is hoping to occupy one of the slots.The Filipinos must win their next two games in the final window of the Asian Qualifiers happening this week to get a shot at the Worlds.last_img read more

US Ambassador, Local Communities Sign US$124.7 Grant Agreement

first_imgThe United States Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Malac, yesterday signed a US$124,755 agreement with several community groups across the country.The Self-Help Fund will provide US$99,755 in grant money to support community development initiatives focused on income generation and skills development, while the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) will provide US$25,000 to support community-based food security projects.These funds originated from two sources—the “Ambassador’s Special Self Help Funds” and the USADF respectively.According to Amb. Malac, the USADF was established in Togo in 1964 as an experimental and modest self-help program for Africa. It is now one of the most successful assistance initiatives in Africa and covers the entire continent.The US Envoy said the USADF is a grassroots assistance program that lets Ambassadors respond quickly to small community-based development projects that promise to have immediate impact.“Self-Help Fund projects always include an important and significant contribution by the participants. In Liberia this often includes provision of labor, land and other materials,” she explained.Ambassador Malac stated that since the program began in Liberia in 2004, it has funded 157 projects for a total of over US$695,000, covering all 15 counties with over 252,000 beneficiaries.She further stated that in 2009, the USADF contributed various amounts of money from US$25,000 to US$50,000 to fund small-scale projects to promote food security.USADF is an independent federal agency established to support African-designed and African-driven grassroots solutions to economic and social problems.“This year,” said Amb. Malac, ‘’the embassy received over 100 proposals, from which 17 projects were selected. Of those projects 13 will be funded through U.S. State Department’s Economic Support Funds while four will be funded from ADF grants.”This year’s projects focus on a variety of income generation opportunities including support to those in the agricultural sector for the cultivation of cassava, rice and vegetables, said the American Ambassador. Other income generation projects include skills training in soap making, beekeeping, animal husbandry and the provision of cassava grinders and machines used for processing palm oil and kernel oil.The projects this year are located in Margibi, Bomi, Nimba, Lofa, Maryland, Montserrado, Grand Kru, Grand Cape Mount and Grand Bassa counties.“We are thrilled to established these partnerships and we hope this signing ceremony is the start of a long and meaningful relationship between the U.S. Embassy and the local communities,” Amb. Malac declared.Aaron Kollie, chief executive officer of Power TV who spoke on behalf of the grantees, thanked Ambassador Malac and the U.S. government for the bilateral agreement between the two countries. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cardinals dominate Panthers in victory

first_imgAt No. 14 Georgetown 71, No. 23 West Virginia 53: Roy Hibbert scored 20 points, and Georgetown dismantled a Top 25 team for the second time in three days with a victory over West Virginia. The Hoyas, among the Division I leaders in field-goal percentage, shot 58 percent and outrebounded the Mountaineers 35-19. The game was essentially over after a 17-0 first-half run, putting West Virginia in a double-digit hole from which it never recovered. At Texas 83, No. 18 Oklahoma State 54: Kevin Durant scored 21 points and Texas turned in its best defensive effort of the season in a win over Oklahoma State. The victory guaranteed the Longhorns (18-7, 8-3 Big 12) will finish no worse than .500 in conference play and was only their second victory against a Top 25 opponent. It came against a Cowboys squad that has lost three of its last four and is winless on the road in the Big 12. Mario Boggan scored 16 to lead Oklahoma State (19-6, 5-5). David Padgett and Derrick Caracter neutralized Aaron Gray inside while Louisville’s 2-3 zone defense was taking away No. 7 Pittsburgh’s outside shooting, and the Cardinals dominated both halves to rout the Panthers 66-53 Monday night. The loss was easily the worst for the Panthers (22-4, 10-2 in Big East) since they moved into the Petersen Events Center in 2002, where they were beaten for only the eighth time in 86 games. Their worst previous loss there was 73-64 to Connecticut on Feb. 26, 2005, and they hadn’t lost by double figures at home since an 81-67 defeat to Georgetown on Feb. 5, 2001. center_img 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

Wayne Rooney linked with return to Everton

first_imgRooney, who also lost his place in the England squad, has stated the only other Premier League side he would consider joining is Everton and with apparently interest fading from China either a return to Merseyside or a move to the United States looked to be his best options.The Daily Mail says Everton are hopeful of ‘thrashing out a deal’ while The Guardian noted that with one year remaining on his contract, United may demand a transfer fee but not a sizeable one for the player who joined the club in 2004 for £27 million (30.7m euros, $35m).The paper also said the deal would also lighten United’s annual wage bill by £13 million.Both Rooney and United favour a permanent deal rather than a loan, although Everton may balk at the wages demands, according to the reports.Rooney is not expected to demand a permanent first team place but is keen to play more often than he did at United where he made just 26 appearances last term.According to The Times, Rooney’s move to Everton is especially attractive to United as it could be part of a deal to bring Belgian international striker Romelu Lukaku in the other direction and steal him from under champions Chelsea’s noses.Lukaku, who was sold by Mourinho when he was at Chelsea, is thought to have been one of Antonio Conte’s top transfer targets in the close season as they expect Spanish international striker Diego Costa to leave.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been linked with a return to former club Everton © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 6 – England and Manchester United’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney could be set for a return to Everton, the club where he made his name, according to the British media.The 31-year-old who flourished at Everton — bursting onto the scene as a teenager and scoring 15 goals in 67 appearances — has become a peripheral figure at Manchester United since Jose Mourinho took over last year.last_img read more

DONEGAL BUSINESS TO HOST FREE MASTERCLASS IN DIGITIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES

first_imgAre you an SME? Do you need to develop a digital media strategy? Would you like to improve your online presence?  If so, you are invited to a FREE masterclass at Mill Park Hotel, Donegal Town on Thursday, 25 June 2015. This one-day masterclass will focus on the following topics: Overview of the digital economy in IrelandFive types of online businessCharacteristics of the digital consumerHow to make a digital planSetting objectives and targetsCustomer acquisition strategiesCustomer retention strategiesRole of social mediaWhat is content marketing?What about Mobile?Overview of digital marketing platforms for increasing growth and effectivenessThis is a practical masterclass which will focus on empowering participants to take control of their online marketing activities.We will outline the key steps in preparing an effective Online Marketing Plan.The primary focus is on using data to make better decisions and how to attract and retain customers.Finally we will provide an overview of the best Digital platforms available to help scale and grow your business online.The template provided during the masterclass will be comprehensive and use best practice to really allow participants embrace the opportunity that broadband and connectivity can offer in growing your business.This event is being organised by ERNACT and funded through the CREATE project (www.create-nwe.eu).  You can follow CREATE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/createNWE/ To register, please email aortizdezarate@ernact.eu or telephone 074 9168212.DONEGAL BUSINESS TO HOST FREE MASTERCLASS IN DIGITIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES was last modified: June 23rd, 2015 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:Businessnewslast_img read more

FUNDRAISER HELPS GLENSWILLY CHURCH RESTORATION FUND CROSS THE LINE

first_imgAgnes Brown, Brendan Breen, Fidelma Doherty, Jim Doherty, Mary Mc Daid, Eamonn Murray, and Patricia Mc Grath with the cheque of 10,989 euro’s presented to Glenswilly Church Restoration Fund from events held in Philadelphia. Pic by Geraldine Diver.It took many individual fund-raising off-shoots to literally put a roof back over the heads of parishioners at Glenswilly.This wk, one of the last cheques was represented to Fr Sweeney.This particular fund raising event began with a meeting between Jim Doherty, Mary Mc Daid and Michael Duddy while out selling tickets during the last draw.A few phone calls were made and when Elizabeth Doherty was home on holiday from Philadelphia, the plan was hatched.With great assistance from Patsy Duddy, Mary Doherty Crossan and a few others they had a draw, a card drive and an auction for the signed Jersey from the Glenswilly Football Club and the Donegal team.They raised a total of €10,989A massive thank you to all involved with this event.FUNDRAISER HELPS GLENSWILLY CHURCH RESTORATION FUND CROSS THE LINE was last modified: July 18th, 2015 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:ChequeFundGLENSWILLY CHURCHlast_img read more

MAN ADMITS HANDLING STOLEN CREDIT CARD

first_imgA Letterkenny man has admitted handling a stolen credit card.Shane Valentine appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with the offence which happened on November 3rd last.The court heard that Valentine, 21, was caught with the card at 39A Meadowbank Park in Letterkenny. Valentine, of Glenoughty Close, Letterkenny, pleaded guilty to the charge.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until January 7th next where he will face a number of other charges.MAN ADMITS HANDLING STOLEN CREDIT CARD was last modified: November 9th, 2015 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:credit cardLetterkenny District CourtShane Valentinetheftlast_img read more

MAN THREATENED GARDA HE WOULD ‘PUT HIM TO SLEEP FOR THREE WEEKS’

first_imgA man who breached his safety order and terrorised his heavily pregnant ex-partner has been released on bail.John Paul McDonagh, of 24 The Green Ballymacool, Letterkenny appeared before Letterkenny District Court yesterday afternoon.The court heard the 35 year old breached his safety order three times on the 8th, 11th and 14th of December. On the 14th of December – McDonagh entered the property of his ex-partner who is eight months pregnant while she was asleep upstairs.On that occasion he threatened her to remove the barring order she had against him.Gardaí were called to the house but the defendant refused to come outside of the property – and was subsequently arrested.At the Garda station – Mr McDonagh then asked could he use the mobile phone of Garda Shane Lavelle.However, it didn’t use it for a phone call, instead, he sent a text message to his ex-partner in which he wrote the word RAT.By the time Garda Shane Lavelle realised what the defendant was doing it was too late and the text was sent.The court heard how the defendant’s ex-partner is absolutely terrified of Mr McDonagh and lives in constant fear of him.The couple have one child together and are expecting a second child in the next month.The court then heard about an incident involving Mr McDonagh on June 19th, 2015.There was a disturbance at McNeely Villa’s Oldtown Letterkenny and Garda Darren Carter attended the scene.He found an extremely intoxicated Mr McDonagh at the scene and he acting very aggressive towards them.Mr McDonagh threatened Garda Carter and said he’d hit him and put him to sleep for three weeks.Solicitor for the defendant Patsy Gallagher told the court, “My client and his ex-partner had been in a relationship for a very long time.“Unfortunately, alcohol had been a big issue in the relationship – and prompted the relationship to end.“Mr McDonagh acknowledges it was totally unacceptable to do what he has done, and knows he has to adhere to the safety order or end up in the prison.“He has agreed to return to Galway with his parents, who are present in court today.“He won’t return to Donegal, the only time he will come back here is for court dates, there is no reason for him to be here.“I’ll ask you judge to take into account three factors, one, his plea, two, his remorsefulness and finally his understanding that anything like this can never happen again.”Judge Paul Kelly said, “There is a serious risk here, and his ex-partner is absolutely terrified of him, he broke the safety order three times in quick succession.“He also made a violent attempt for her to drop the safety order against him, and further intimidation against her continued right up until the 14th of December when he sent her that text message.“I’m sentencing you to three months imprisonment and three months consecutive for the offences.”However, the defendant appealed the decision under recognizance and he was bailed to his family in Galway.MAN THREATENED GARDA HE WOULD ‘PUT HIM TO SLEEP FOR THREE WEEKS’ was last modified: December 23rd, 2015 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:attackdonegalex-partnerJUDGEletterkennyMcDonaghlast_img read more

DDTV VIDEO: HAPPY NEW YEAR – SEND YOUR MESSAGES TO LOVED ONES ON DONEGALDAILY.COM

first_imgHAPPY New Year to our 110,000 readers worldwide from everyone at donegaldaily.com.We thought we’d include a video taken earlier in Sydney where so many people from County Donegal are settling into new lives abroad.We want to wish every single reader at home and abroad a Happy New Year with best wishes for 2012.And we welcome you to stay with us in the year ahead as we keep you up to date with all the news from across our county. If you have a friend or loved one you want to send a New Year’s message to, then simply leave it in the comment box below.Have a great 2012!EDITOR & STAFF DONEGALDAILY.COM DDTV VIDEO: HAPPY NEW YEAR – SEND YOUR MESSAGES TO LOVED ONES ON DONEGALDAILY.COM was last modified: January 2nd, 2012 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:happy new year from donegaldaily.comsend messages to your loved oneslast_img read more

Volleyball Defeats Loyola, 3-1, In MVC Opener

first_img Listen Live Drake (11-3, 1-0 MVC) prevailed by set scores of 25-19, 22-25, 25-13, 26-24 while hitting .248 as a team. Junior Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) led the Bulldogs with a career-high 21 kills on 56 attempts along with seven digs. Senior Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) added 17 kills on 34 attempts with just three errors to hit .412. Inderski also had 19 digs in the winning effort. Box Score (PDF) CHICAGO, Ill. – The Drake University volleyball team opened up the Missouri Valley Conference season on top of the league standings with a 3-1 win at Loyola in the conference opener for both teams Friday evening at Gentile Arena. Full Schedule Roster Box Score (HTML) Next Game: Loyola (1-11, 0-1 MVC) had a pair of players record double-figure kills with Gabi Maciagowski leading the way with 12 kills on 33 swings. Loyola carried that momentum to the second set as the Ramblers jumped out to an early lead that they stretched into an 18-10 advantage at one point. The Bulldogs answered with a 10-4 run to pull within two points, 22-20, via six combined kills from Cheek and Inderski, but could get no closer with Loyola holding on for a 25-22 win. Live Statscenter_img Story Links Drake answered the challenge by hitting .370 in the third set to cruise to a 25-13 win thanks to an early 7-0 run behind Macke’s serving. Preview Drake continues its conference-opening weekend Saturday at MVC newcomer Valparaiso. First serve against the Crusaders is set for 7 p.m. Print Friendly Version at Valparaiso University 9/23/2017 – 7 p.m. Drake’s efficient offensive attack was engineered by setter Paige Aspinwall’s (Dayton, Minn.) 38 assists. At the net, Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) and Natalie Fry (Allen, Texas) combined for seven of the Bulldogs’ 12 blocks and had a combined 11 kills.”Obviously, we’re happy to get the conference season started with a win,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “Last season, Loyola had our number, so it was good to get a win at their place. Our team played a great match with some strong volleyball despite struggling in the second set. Loyola kept playing better and better as the match went on and our team showed great tenacity in holding them off for the win.” Drake’s offense executed at the same clip in the fourth set, hitting .300, to put the Ramblers away, 26-24. Loyola led early, but Drake clawed back with an Inderski kill putting Drake up, 17-16. Six ties and four lead changes ensued until back-to-back Loyola errors gave Drake the necessary 26-24 advantage to claim the MVC opener. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the first set on a 10-0 run behind Cheek’s serving to take control early. The Ramblers tried to mount a challenge, pulling within six points seven times before the Bulldogs closed the set with a 25-19 win.last_img read more