Jeron Teng wants to join Gilas pool

first_imgHeart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES Teng said that he’s hopeful to get an affirmative response from Reyes if he can join the training on Tuesday.“I have no idea how they are working now, but maybe, now that I’ve reached out, I’ll drop by. I didn’t know that you only have to reach out and tell your intention to join the team, so I hope I get the call. Everyone wants to play for the national team,” he said. What ‘missteps’? Jeron Teng. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Joaqui FloresFresh from his stint with Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup, Jeron Teng has signified his intention to be a part of the Gilas Pilipinas pool.“Even in France, I was telling Kief (Ravena) and Kobe (Paras) that I also want to be a part of the training,” he said Saturday in the Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 homecoming press conference.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Teng shared that he already reached out to national team coach Chot Reyes on Saturday after the 3×3 squad arrived from Nantes, France.“I already reached out to coach Chot if I can practice and try out. There’s no player who doesn’t want to represent the country. There’s no greater glory than being a part of the team representing the country,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTeammate Kiefer Ravena and Kobe Paras were earlier called up to join the Gilas pool, together with new additions Raymar Jose and Fil-German forward Christian Standhardinger and veterans Kevin Alas and Baser Amer.Reyes has also included Bobby Ray Parks to the pool last week as the national team resumed its trainings at Meralco Gym on Tuesday. World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Gamescenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Red Sox retire No.34 for Ortiz: ‘This is his (pause) city’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Ind vs Eng: India wait for miracle turnaround

first_imgAn injury-ravaged Team India is gearing up for the third ODI against England at The Oval on Friday, still looking for that elusive win which would lift the sagging morale of the battle-weary side.Trailing 0-1 in the five-match series after being whitewashed 0-4 in the Tests, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men have reasons to feel fatalistic ahead of the day-night encounter.The visitors are worried on the count of lack of bowling firepower in their ranks and are resigned to the fact England would chase down any total they can rustle up in remaining one-dayers.Dhoni laid himself bare to media after losing the second one-dayer at Rose Bowl on Tuesday, fretting about the sameness of his fast bowlers and their general lack of pace.”If it doesn’t swing, we struggle. Most of our bowlers are in the 120-130 kmph range and it becomes very difficult,” or words to similar effect was Dhoni’s lament and Friday could just make his worst fears come true.The pitch at The Oval offers bounce but no sideways movement and the gentle pace of Indian seamers could turn out to be fodder for England batsmen.Dhoni concedes Praveen Kumar is not his best option in death overs and he is forced to keep Munaf Patel a lot towards the end than in the initial overs.If India can’t strike early, it is a given that the rest of the overs would be savaged by the in-form England batsmen.A similar thing occurred in the second one-dayer where India ran up a decent total but were powerless to stop England from romping home with seven wickets to spare.advertisementThe crushing dominance was evident when England were 100 up on the board with 10 full overs yet to be completed.As if this was not enough, India is also worried on the count of fifth bowler’s quota — a job Yuvraj Singh used to do with such aplomb in the past.In the rain-hit second match, it fell on Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina to do the job but it would be beyond them to remain useful over a stretch of 10 overs.That makes the inclusion of Ravindra Jadeja a strong possibility. The Gujarat all-rounder is a useful left-arm spinner and can add up a decent package with his notable fielding and batting.His inclusion would almost surely bring the aspirations of Manoj Tiwary for the rest of the series to a premature end.Ironically, India’s batting showed little effect of downturn despite losing so many stalwarts up the order.Parthiv Patel and Ajinkya Rahane have been startlingly good up the order. Virat Kohli has shown good intent and Suresh Raina is laying about the bowling with a streak of vengeance.Thus England could sense a killing in the rest of the matches. The pitches at the remaining three venues are unlikely to help seam and swing.Indians might be a depleted lot but England would take immense delight in prevailing over the visitors and ending the summer in style.England wouldn’t take their foot off the pedal for it’s a good practice opportunity for them to iron out their one-day follies. For one, they are not seen as particularly adventurous in initial overs. The issue was met squarely by England openers in the second one-dayer.Another issue is their rather timid approach in death overs. The hosts would be keen to sort this out too.England have largely been an orthodox unit in one-day cricket. They are now bringing in a new set of players who can resort to unorthodox tactics.Men like Craig Kieswetter and Ben Stokes are being primed for such roles. Their bowling in death overs has received a boost with the arrival of Jade Dernbach.It being a day-night fixture, both sides would be keen to win the toss and bat first. Luck has been seen as an important ingredient in Dhoni’s extraordinary record as a Test captain.It hasn’t shown up by his side on this tour so far. For a starter, it could help him by flipping the coin in his favour on Friday.Squads:England: Alastair Cook (capt), James Anderson, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter, Samit Patel, Ben Stokes, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott.India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, Manoj Tiwary, Suresh Raina, Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel, RP Singh, Vinay Kumar, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Parthiv Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Varun Aaron.The match will start at 5.30 p.m (IST)advertisementlast_img read more

Roland-Jones hat-trick gives Middlesex County Championship title

first_imgOne of the most thrilling climaxes to an English County Championship saw Middlesex prevail in a three-way fight for the title on the final day of the season, denying Australian Jason Gillespie a third straight crown to end his spell as Yorkshire coach.Toby Roland-Jones completed a hat-trick to clinch Middlesex a 61-run victory over Yorkshire in a winner-takes-all match at Lord’s on Friday. Set 240 to win off 40 overs following a Middlesex declaration, Yorkshire was dismissed for 178 off 35.2 overs as late-afternoon shadows fell at the Home of Cricket.Middlesex finished the 16-game season unbeaten and became English champions for the first time since 1993. Somerset would have won a first title in its history had the Middlesex-Yorkshire game finished as a draw, and all three possible results were realistically on with half an hour left at Lord’s.Having seen their team clinch victory in its final game on Thursday, Somerset’s supporters watched from the County Ground in Taunton as their title rivals conspired to ensure the championship would likely be decided at Lord’s.”We bounced some ideas around about what’s a reasonable chase,” Gillespie said, about the negotiations between Middlesex and Yorkshire regarding the size of Yorkshire’s final-day target. “There was toing and froing, all sorts of numbers being thrown around there … It was a fantastic afternoon of cricket.”Gillespie is returning Down Under to be with his family and continue his coaching role at Adelaide Strikers in Australia’s Big Bash.The former Australia paceman took over as Yorkshire coach in 2011, leading the team out of the second division and to back-to-back English titles to extend its national-record haul to 33.advertisementHe came within a whisker of a third, only for Roland-Jones to finish Yorkshire with three wickets from his final three balls, completing his 10-wicket haul in the process.”I think I’ve lost about three years of my life,” said Middlesex director of cricket Angus Fraser, a former England bowler who was in the last Middlesex team to win the county championship title.last_img read more

UK Footballers Team Up With UNICEF For One Goal

first_imgThe UK’s top football players today take on their most challenging opponent yet as the England Footballer’s Foundation (EFF) team up with UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation, in a new four year partnership that will help tackle malaria; a disease that still claims the life of a child every thirty seconds.Wayne Rooney, along with Joe Hart, Gary Cahill and Jack WilshereWhilst the players are more used to finding the back of the net on the pitch, the EFF and Unicef partnership will see them use their global status and appeal to raise funds and awareness, both at home and around the world, about the danger of Malaria and the benefits of sleeping under a mosquito net.In Africa malaria is the biggest killer of children under five and globally it is the third single biggest killer of children. The poorest most vulnerable children are in the greatest danger, but sleeping under a mosquito net can offer them life-saving protection.To launch the partnership England captain Wayne Rooney, along with goalkeeper Joe Hart, defender Gary Cahill and midfielder Jack Wilshere feature in a striking image alongside children from William Shrewsbury Primary School, Burton upon Trent.England captain, Wayne Rooney said: “It’s unbelievable that every ninety minutes – the time it takes to play a football match – 180 children will lose their lives to malaria. As captain of the England football team I am hugely proud that we are able to help Unicef in its goal of protecting every child in danger from this disease.”England and Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart said: “I am used to defending my goal net against some of the best players in the world, but for some children, being able to sleep under a life-saving mosquito net can mean the last line of defence from this deadly disease. I have always been a huge fan of Unicef’s work so it’s really amazing that through our Foundation we can help make a difference to the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.”Unicef UK Executive Director David Bull said: “The simplest way to keep children safe from malaria is to ensure that they sleep under a mosquito net, but many are still living without this basic life-saving need. The faces of the England football team are some of the most recognisable in the country so it is great to have them on board to help us raise awareness to tackle malaria and protect all those children in danger.”Last year the EFF also supported Unicef’s Typhoon Haiyan children’s emergency appeal following the catastrophic tropical storm in the Philippines.
The England Footballers Foundation are joining Team Unicef, a community of fans, players and organisations who love sport and want to make a lasting difference to the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.Source:UNICEF UKlast_img read more

A Toronto artist and teacher helps ROM challenge AfricanCanadian stereotypes

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Gordon Shadrach is a Grade 2 teacher and painter, whose work is now featured at the ROM and explores issues of identity within Canada’s black community. The museum advertises the show as a way to “challenge” the stereotypes plaguing Canada’s black community.“Knowing now that there’s going to be little black boys and little black girls looking at my work and giving them something to aspire to, that they can see something I didn’t have the privilege of seeing when I was a kid … it’s amazing to be part of that process,” Shadrach said.“Distilled,” acrylic on wood, 2017. (Courtesy Gordon Shadrach)Shadrach teaches his students and black youth the same theme he explores in his works, which is the under-representation of African-Canadians in our culture.center_img By day, Gordon Shadrach is a Grade 2 teacher at Kew Beach Junior Public School in Toronto’s east-end, but by night, he’s a painter whose work is now being featured in the Royal Ontario Museum’s newest exhibition — something he says is “beyond my wildest dreams.”Shadrach has been featured at venues such as the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and the Queen West Art Crawl. He can now add the ROM’s newest exhibition to that list, which opened last Saturday and will remain open until mid-April.Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art features the work of nine Canadian contemporary artists, who use objects, images and multimedia to challenge preconceived notions of black culture. Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

RBIs Reference Rate for Dollar Today

first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday fixed the reference rate for the US dollar at 49.3313 rupees and the euro 64.8391 rupees.The corresponding rates of dollar and euro for the previous day (February 13, 2012) were 49.3180 rupees and 65.3520 rupees respectively.Based on the reference rate for the US dollar and middle rates of the cross-currency quotes, the exchange rates of British pound as against the rupee is 77.4107 as against 77.8435 on the previous day (February 13, 2012) and that of Japanese yen is 63.25 as against 63.56 the previous day.last_img read more

Aaron Jonesnot Just Another AAU Basketball Coach

first_imgAsk D.C. OR NOTHING AAU basketball coach Aaron Jones what coaching means to him and he responds with a single word: “Everything.” His team competed in the Charm City Classic in Baltimore, Md. April 26-27, emerging with a 2-1 record but the performance of the seventh- through ninth-grade players of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) in a tournament that featured 75 teams from around the country filled his heart with pride, he told the AFRO recently. “We were missing three of our key players, so I was really proud of how they stuck together, didn’t use that as an excuse and still managed to win some games,” said Jones. “It was a really good experience.” This tournament marked his first appearance as a head basketball coach. The Southeast D.C. native and former AAU player has followed a bumpy road to get to this point. A high school dropout, he returned to school to get his GED, then entered—and graduated– from Virginia State University in 2007. Armed with a bachelor’s degree and a heart full of gratitude for what AAU ball meant for him, he decided it was time to give back to his tough Southeast D.C. community where he was raised and played AAU ball. He said he felt compelled to provide young Black men the same thing that AAU gave him: an alternative to the hard-scrabble–and often violent—choices that are common in a poor underclass neighborhood. For three years, he was an assistant coach in D.C. summer leagues and coached Hayfield High School’s junior varsity. Then, three years ago, he became an assistant coach at the AAU and this year got the opportunity to be a head coach For Jones, however, coaching is more than just spelling out, through Xs and Os, how to play. He embraces the role of mentor and substitute father for the boys, he said. “With AAU being so big with college coaches’ involvement with recruiting, a lot of coaches were using the kids for their own agendas, to further their own careers… ‘I’ll help you recruit this kid if there’s a job on your staff for me.’ I didn’t like that,” said Jones. “I wanted to focus more on the kids and give them all the glory, and I think they can see that with me. They know that I’m there for them.” A majority of the kids on D.C. OR NOTHING are from Southeast D.C., many of them from single-parent households. He immediately recognized the impact he could have on a team of young boys, not just as coach, but ultimately, as a teacher. Jones decided to incorporate bonding sessions in the practice schedule. The bonding sessions, from fast-food meals to just sitting around talking, provide an opportunity for coach and kids to just hang out, get comfortable with each other and talk about whatever topic is important to them, from school and family life to current events. “They know that I come from the area that they come from. They can talk to me about anything, regarding basketball or not. I think that’s part of it when you come from the same community they come from and you’ve been through a lot of the same things they’ve been through,” said Jones. AAU basketball isn’t just a sport, he said. It’s a way to be a positive influence. “I look forward to the practices probably more than the kids do.”last_img read more

The vision of an enlightened soul

first_imgShunyata translated in English means emptiness. Based on the philosophy of Shakyamuni Gautam Buddha, Buddhism conceptualises Shunyata as the principle concept of nothingness. To essay this philosophy of Gautam Buddha on the stage, Kathak danseuse Shovana Narayan, teamed up with the Grammy Award winners – the Buddhist monks of the Sherabling Monastic Seat to present the music and dance production, Shunyata. The two-hour show was staged in the Capital at Kamani Auditorium, on 30 September.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The event was graced by the presence of Murli Manohar Joshi, MP of Kanpur, Meira Kumar, ?Former Speaker of? LS,? Salman Khurshid, Cabinet Minister of MEA and many other dignitaries. Shunyata was an amalgation of dance traditions of Kathak and the ritual arts of Vajrayana Buddhism. Interlaced with meditation and abhiyana, the entire cast of the show essayed some of the chapters of Lord Buddha’s life in four different parts. It reflected Lord Buddha’s attainment of enlightenment and how he revised life of millions of his followers. The life-changing experiences of King Ashoka and other disciples of Buddha – Kisa and Sujata were demonstrated in the performances.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe act took through the experiences of King Ashoka after the war of Kalinga. How Ashoka slowly removes the veils of arrogance standing amidst a sea of corpses was beautifully depicted in the act. The next episode told the story of Kisa, who did not accept the death of her child and becomes a demented woman. The final episode was of Sujata, who had fed kheer to Buddha and became his first disciple. Each of these experiences essayed the time immemorial quest and fears that each person goes through and for which answers have to be found by each within him or herself. The programme also featured a recitation of poetry on Prayer Flag by Sudeep Sen.last_img read more

Art reformed

first_imgReconstructing the narration from damaged or thrown iron objects to weave newer stories, Delhi based artist Gopal Namjoshi is all set to exhibit Iron Installations over an Art Exhibition at India Habitat Center. The exhibition will be starting from March 21 for a period of 20 days . The artist has reconstructed the scratched, broken, damaged, thrown etc to shape up these installations. As Namjoshi, believes that iron objects to weave newer stories taking the forms of cows, birds, humans, monkeys, insects, goats and the living world of all organisms. The beauty of his sculpted animals, human forms are having genuine expressions which can be seen reflecting out of the metallic lifeless forms because their heart bears the true spirit and yet not mechanical. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Gopal Namjoshi is an independent artist and muralist working in the area of arts, crafts and design and have been practising for over 25 years now. Gopal has craved niche for himself with his innovative scale of works. After spending his formative years as a designer, lecturer, consultant and an advertising professional in Jaipur, has moved his base to Delhi-Gurgaon and has swiftly been picking up to the likes of the city.Born in 1961 in Jaipur, Gopal Namjoshi studied art for five years at the Rajasthan School of Arts, Jaipur and was also awarded Gold Medal for achieving 1st position in another five Year diploma in Fine Arts from, School of Arts, Jaipur.When: On from March 21Where: India Habitat Center,  Lodhi Roadlast_img read more

Princess Cruises 2020 Europe program goes on sale Nov 8

first_img Share Travelweek Group Monday, November 5, 2018 Princess Cruises’ 2020 Europe program goes on sale Nov. 8 Tags: New Ship, Princess Cruisescenter_img Posted by SANTA CLARITA — Princess Cruises’ 2020 Europe season will be an exciting one indeed, with a brand new ship and a full lineup of voyages offered from March through November.In total, five ships will offer 67 itineraries ranging from four to 33 days to 120 European destinations in 37 countries. The season will also see the debut of the cruise line’s newest ship, Enchanted Princess, in the Mediterranean. Cruises go on sale on Nov. 8, 2018.As the fifth Royal-class ship in the line’s fleet, the Enchanted Princess will be named in the U.K. and debut in Rome on July 11, 2020. It will sail a variety of cruises ranging from seven to 22 days from Rome, Athens and Barcelona.“Our 2020 Europe lineup is epic with the debut of Enchanted Princess in the Mediterranean,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “Some of my fondest travel memories are from my many cruises throughout Europe. I always see something new, learn from the locals and of course, delight in the regional cuisines. We have so many cruise options to enjoy the rich history and diverse cultures whether it’s your first visit to Europe or your return.”More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionThe 2020 Europe program also marks the return to the Holy Land with visits to Jerusalem, Galilee and more. Island Princess will join the Europe fleet with voyages in the Mediterranean and North Europe, including two opportunities to view the Northern Lights in the late fall. Plus, Crown Princess will also sail Norway, Iceland and Greenland.Northern Europe highlights will include a pair of debuts: Sky Princess will sail its first season on the 11-day ‘Scandinavia & Russia’ itinerary from Copenhagen, while Regal Princess will be all new to the popular 12-day ‘British Isles from Southampton’.In total, three Royal-class ships will sail Europe in 2020.Moreover, several Mediterranean and Northern Europe cruises can be combined with a multi-night land tour to create a cruise tour with options to explore classic Italy, imperial Europe, the best of Spain and Ireland’s Ring of Kerry.Princess Pass Guests are eligible for a special promotion when they book early: US$100-$200/person discount off the public fare, based on itinerary. This can be combined with launch and group promotions (does not apply to third or fourth berth guests). Additionally, a reduced deposit is available for Captain Circle guests when booking early. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more