53 applicants complete PBA Draft requirements

first_imgBREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Eriobu, Banal catch Gavina’s eye EDITORS’ PICK Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway MOST READ Charley Caluya failed to pass the fitness test done by Focus Athletics on Wednesday, while Jordan dela Paz failed to show up in the required two-day camp for the rookies.All 53 applicants are expected to be in attendance at Robinsons Midtown in Ermita, Manila on Sunday, where all 12 teams will make their selections.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentTwelve names have already been picked from the Gilas pool, as the selections will be made in alphabeticalorder of the squads before the draft proper.Blackwater will be picking first, followed by Phoenix, Ginebra, Mahindra, and Star. BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise We are young PBA Draft hopefuls listen to veteran LA Tenorio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFifty three applicants passed the Draft Combine and will move on to the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday.The PBA released the final list of aspirants on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908last_img read more

Serbian coach welcome to help PH volley team

first_img“These are the only coaches who offer full-time services and commitment, right now that’s what we need,” said Cayco.That left a few names including former Cignal and Perpetual mentor Sammy Acaylar, Philips Gold and University of the East coach Francis Vicente, and former Petron and Far Eastern University coach George Pascua.Of the three, Pascua is reportedly the  pacesetter, being a three-time champion coach for Petron in the PSL.University of Santo Tomas coach Emilio “Kungfu” Reyes vowed to help the team but pulled out his name as one of the candidates for head coach because of his commitment with the Tigresses in the coming UAAP.La Salle’s Ramil de Jesus reportedly didn’t show any interest.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No short-term objectives for PSI; 2024 Olympics eyed We are young EDITORS’ PICK View comments Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Senators to proceed with review of VFAcenter_img “If his benefactors offer his services and would foot the bill, he could be our consultant,” said Cayco right after the LVPI board meeting held at the Philippine Olympic Committee offices in Philsports.Foton owner Rommel Sytin didn’t immediately reply but the Tornadoes are launching a massive buildup for the 2017 PSL season. Branislav is slated to arrive to the country next week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngCayco also revealed that a Filipino will be named as head coach by next week.“I have six to eight names right now and I’m talking to each one of them,” said Cayco, adding they will choose only from the members of the LVPI coaching committee. Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Foton coach Moro Brasnilav. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMoro Branislav, Serbian coach of Philippine Superliga Grand Prix champion team Foton, is welcome to become consultant of the national women’s volleyball team currently being formed.Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas (LVPI) acting president Pete Cayco yesterday said the renowned mentor, who directed the country’s historic campaign in the FIVB Women’s Club Championships, would be an invaluable addition to the squad.ADVERTISEMENT PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

GDP is no longer an accurate measure of economic progress

first_imgIn this author’s previous two columns, readers would recall that a thorough dissection and analysis of Guyana’s GDP outturn for 2018 was conducted. Those articles looked at the GDP growth rate achieved for 2018 and established that this was not reflective of any real substantive growth of the economy. Rather, it was — more or less — reflective of growth in terms of massive increases in Government expenditure, and not real expansive growth of the economy.Consistent with this contention put forward by this analyst, a World Economic Forum article echoed the same concerns, which shall be summarised in today’s article as a consideration for policymakers in Guyana, going forward.According to the article, the forum contended that “it is critically important we monitor societal progress and design responsive policies to 21st century challenges, such as climate change, the marginalisation of more than a billion people, resource depletion, and emerging pollution-driven health crises.”Accordingly, this necessitates the need for reliable metrics, to know how we are performing on the yardsticks of our economy, sustainability, and social harmony. Unfortunately, the radar used to track progress is far from satisfactory, to such an extent that countries still use a 20th century metric to measure wellbeing other than Gross Domestic Product, or GDP.It is understandable — that growing international interest in a tool that still captures financial and produced capital, but also the skills in our workforce (human capital), the cohesion in our society (social capital), and the value of our environment (natural capital), given that GDP functions as a good measurement of output, income, and expenditure. These are needed to understand and devise fiscal and monetary policies, but this measure flatly fails when it comes to wellbeing.Its founder, Simon Kuznets, cautioned half a century ago that it is useful mainly in tracking income. More recently, other economists have suggested that knowing change in per capita wealth of all types is key to monitoring sustainability.Work has advanced on some of these elements. The UN Environment Programme-led Inclusive Wealth Index shows the aggregation through accounting and shadow pricing of produced capital, natural capital, and human capital for 140 countries. The global growth rate of wealth tracked by this index is much lower than growth in GDP. In fact, the 2018 data suggests that natural capital declined for 140 countries for the period of 1992 to 2014 (World Economic Forum).Interestingly, many countries record GDP growth while they lose natural capital. One can see the trade-off among various types of capital, but the report clearly conveys that mixing income with wealth is bad economics, and is dangerous for sustainability measurement.The findings of the Index include strong recommendations to help reach global sustainability targets, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Closely tracking countries’ productive bases is key, as a declining asset base implies a non-sustainable trajectory. Many of the assets critical for maintaining productive bases are either not priced, or are priced at much lower levels than they should be. This is especially true for natural capital and human capital assets. Natural capital assets, such as forests and water bodies, have only been valued for the products they provide for the market, such as timber and fish. However, these ecosystems offer a much larger suite of services, such as water purification, water regulation, and habitat provisioning for species, among many other things. (World Economic Forum).Introduction of the Inclusive Wealth Index helps policy-makers prepare to negotiate for reductions in greenhouse gases, as well as for compensations accruing from climate change. Further, past reports have shown conclusively how countries can become unsustainable in absolute terms when population growth is factored into the computation. Understanding the impact population growth has on productive bases is a critical variable that leaders should factor into policy-making. Hence analytic progress has been made, but there is still need to bring all five elements of prosperity — financial, produced, natural, human and social capital — into one framework (World Economic Forum).last_img read more

Vettel wins for Bianchi to snap Mercedes run

first_img0Shares0000Ferrari’s German driver Sebastian Vettel (front) celebrates winning the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring circuit near Budapest on July 26, 2015. PHOTO/AFPBUDAPEST, July 26- German driver Sebastian Vettel delivered an emotional high-speed tribute to his late colleague Jules Bianchi on Sunday when he stormed to victory for Ferrari in a dramatic and incident-filled Hungarian Grand Prix.The four-time world champion claimed his second victory of the season and 41st of his career — drawing him level with the late Brazilian legend Ayrton Senna in equal third on the all-time list — after leading from the start to dominate a thrilling and unpredictable contest. The Red Bull pair of Russian Daniil Kvyat and Australian Daniel Ricciardo finished in second and third respectively.The ferocity of the contest, lit up by Vettel’s blazing speed and tenacity, served as an appropriate tribute to Frenchman Bianchi, who died on July 17 from injuries sustained when he collided with a recovery vehicle in torrential rain at last October’s Japanese Grand Prix.A minute’s silence for Bianchi, a Ferrari academy protégé, before the race created an emotional atmosphere that was reflected in the action and in Vettel’s speech to the Ferrari team on his triumphant slow-down lap.“Merci Jules, c’est a toi,” said the winner. “Thank you Jules, You will always be in our hearts This win is for you.”It was Vettel’s first victory in Hungary, and 21-year-old Kvyat’s first career podium – the best ever by a Russian driver — as Red Bull produced a reminder of their pedigree. It was the first podium this year without a Mercedes driver.Dutch teenager Jos Verstappen finished fourth for Toro Rosso — on a track where his father Jos finished on the podium in 1994 — ahead of two-time champion Spaniard Fernando Alonso who delivered the troubled McLaren Honda team’s best result of the year in fifth place.Series leader and defending two-time champion Briton Lewis Hamilton finished sixth, after starting from pole position, for Mercedes to enlarge his advantage in the title race after an afternoon of incidents, mishaps and penalties.Frenchman Romain Grosjean came home seventh for Lotus ahead of German Nico Rosberg, who suffered a puncture in the closing laps when he seemed sure to finish second for Mercedes, and Briton Jenson Button, who was ninth in the second McLaren.Swede Marcus Ericsson scored a valuable point for Sauber by taking 10th position in a tumultuous finish.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Uhuru rallies Kenyans for Cecafa glory

first_img“Coincidentally when the trophy last visited, the country hosted Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup which once again begins today (Wednesday).“I urge all Kenyans to support our national team to victory in the next two weeks, I thank Coca-Cola for supporting soccer in the grassroots youth football tournaments especially the Copa Coca-Cola and bringing the World Cup Trophy to our country once a gain,” stated Uhuru who was the only one allowed to lay his hands on the 18-carat gold trophy.“This event comes at an opportune time when we are celebrating our 50 years of independence and part of it will entail recognizing and honoring our many sporting heroes.“Legendary soccer players, many of whom were mesmerizing maestros on the pitch, are among the heroes to be honored,” the President continued.Uhuru urged footballers and relevant stakeholders to work hard and ensure Harambee Stars qualify for the global showpiece.“Even though we are yet to enjoy the honor of being paraded at the FIFA World Cup finals, we remain an avid football-loving and playing nation.“Sports in Kenya is growing impressively and soccer is among them, my Government, through the ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture, is implementing strategies aimed at boosting the development of talent and sports in the country,” he concluded.The chartered plane carrying the solid-gold trophy, touched down in Nairobi Wednesday morning and Kenyans will have the opportunity of coming close to it and take photos on Thursday at Kenyatta International Conference Center.Kenya is among 88 countries, eight in Africa hosting the most coveted prize in the world of sports.The trophy on its second visit in the country, last visited in 2009.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, November 27 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on Kenyans to rally behind Harambee Stars in the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup that kicked-off on Wednesday at Nyayo National Stadium.Uhuru was speaking in Nairobi while receiving the FIFA World Cup Trophy that is in the country for two days before it heads to neighboring Tanzania.last_img read more

Aston Villa goalkeeper leaves in temporary switch

first_imgAston Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer has re-joined Yeovil Town on a two-month loan deal.The 22-year-old, who made 14 appearances for the Glovers during a loan spell back in 2011, has signed a short-term contract until January 31.The shot-stopper could be included in Gary Johnson’s squad for Saturday’s League One clash at Chesterfield.Steer began his career at Norwich before joining Villa in 2013 but has since struggled to make the breakthrough into Paul Lambert’s first-team plans.It is Steer’s second loan spell of the season having spent time at Doncaster Rovers before being recalled by Villa. 1 Jed Steer last_img read more

Sunderland BOOST! Jordan Pickford reveals he is on verge of return

first_imgSunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is hopeful he will be ready to make his comeback from injury against Everton in two weeks’ time.The 22-year-old, who broke into the Black Cats’ first team last season, has not played since suffering a knee injury against Manchester United on Boxing Day.Pickford revealed that although the injury could have been a whole lot worse, he is desperate to return to first-team action and help his hometown club battle against relegation.“Yes, the knee is fine now,” Pickford said at the FWA Northern Awards ceremony.“I’ve had a good six to eight weeks off but I’ve been working really hard in the gym and getting my knee right and it’s fine now.“Hopefully, I’ll be ready for Everton. My cruciate could have snapped but it’s still intact so I think I’ve got away with one there.” 1 Jordan Pickford in action for Sunderland last_img read more

Liverpool star Andy Robertson suspended for Champions League quarter-finals

first_imgIt was his third yellow of the tournament and he will now be suspended for the first-leg of Liverpool’s quarter-final clash.To add to Liverpool’s frustrations, yellow cards are wiped after the Round of 16 but that won’t help Robertson now.He will be able to return for the second-leg but it’ll leave Jurgen Klopp with a big headache as they strive to reach the semi-finals again.Joe Gomez may be fit when Liverpool return to European duty next month but his long-term injury will likely mean he won’t be fully match ready. 2 Sadio Mane bagged a fine brace and Virgil van Dijk added a third to dump Bayern out.But the Reds’ superb evening was slightly spoiled by a late yellow card to key defender Robertson.The Scottish full-back was impressive throughout the match, as he has been all season, but his performance was marred when he picked up a caution for an ill-timed challenge on Leon Goretzka in the 92nd minute. BOOST Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available Aiming high Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman on target Andy Robertson will miss the first-leg of Liverpool’s Champions League quarter-final tie LATEST CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Andy Robertson will miss the first-leg of Liverpool’s Champions League quarter-final tie Liverpool star Andy Robertson will miss the first-leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.Liverpool pulled off a stunning result to beat Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich 3-1 in Germany and reach the last eight of Europe’s elite competition. 2 ready? The Reds also have Alberto Moreno while Fabinho could fill in at full-back. A defensive reshuffle could also see Dejan Lovren come in and Joel Matip switch to a wider position.But Robertson’s fine form this season will mean his absence is a big blow.Liverpool will find out their opponents for the Champions League quarter-finals in the draw on Friday.last_img read more

The key talking points as VAR makes its debut in the Premier League

first_img Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Sergio Aguero scored his sides retaken penalty against West Ham 3 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo told talkSPORT that while he remains a fan of VAR the lengthy delays it caused in the top flight ruined ‘the spirit of the game’.Meanwhile, Danny Murphy has called for the innovative technology to be scrapped after just one weekend in operation.“Something doesn’t feel right at the moment when I’m watching football,” he said.“I know the majority of what VAR did at the weekend was good – corrected some decisions that would not have been – but if you gave me a choice now, I would knock it on the head.”The Press Association has had a look at the key incidents involving the new technology across the opening weekend. MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Sterling shoulders the burden of first callThere was widespread disbelief as Manchester City were denied what would have been their third goal – and Gabriel Jesus’ second – after VAR ruled Raheem Sterling offside by the narrowest possible margin in the build-up, with his left shoulder just beyond the last defender.Offside decisions are not subject to the same ‘clear and obvious error’ caveat as other uses of the review system, so this could be one area leading to a lot of stoppages and marginal reviews.“We’re going to have to play with our hands chopped off,” the words of Wolves captain Conor Coady, who was far from impressed after VAR denied his side a winner at Leicester.Leander Dendoncker fired home after his initial header struck the arm of team-mate Willy Boly, whose back was turned, at point-blank range. PAYBACK Getty Images – Getty latest Red card reviews make no impactIn line with the International Football Association Board’s original VAR policy of ‘minimum interference, maximum benefit’, the Premier League’s protocols include ‘a high bar for subjective decisions’.This was evident to see in the game at the London Stadium, as well as that between Burnley and Southampton, as both Michail Antonio catching City midfielder Rodri with a flailing arm and Saints striker Che Adams’ challenge on Ben Mee were reviewed for possible red cards but no further action was taken.Communication breakdownThe flurry of VAR discussion on Saturday came after a quiet opening night for the system, when it was not required during Liverpool’s win over Norwich save for unobtrusive checks on each goal.There was also a delay to the start of the second half when assistant referee Simon Bennett’s earpiece failed, but this would have been an issue even before the introduction of VAR and the Premier League quickly tweeted that the issue was unrelated. The Video Assistant Referee system was used in the English top flight for the first time during the opening weekend, and already there has been plenty of controversy.The major talking points came from Manchester City and Wolves, who both had a goal ruled out by VAR, although City’s luck evened out when their later penalty was retaken having been saved. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ As with offside, there are no grey areas here – any touch with the hand which leads to a goal being scored will be penalised under the new handball law.“If that is not a goal, there is a problem,” a frustrated Coady said after the game.“They have brought VAR in to rectify all those problems but I think it has gone too far the other way now.”The Premier League released a statement on Sunday shortly after the incident clarifying the decision to award the goal, despite the ball accidentally hitting Boly’s arm.This read: “IFAB law states that it is a handball offence if a player gains possession/control of the ball after it has touched their hand/arm and then scores in the opponents’ goal or creates a goal-scoring opportunity. It doesn’t matter if it’s accidental.”Sergio on the spotSergio Aguero had better luck when it came to VAR after his initial penalty was saved by Lukasz Fabianski, but earned a reprieve following an encroachment in the penalty area.The decision appeared to resemble several against keepers in the recent Women’s World Cup, given that Fabianski had strayed from his line, but a higher standard is applied for such incidents in the Premier League.This was demonstrated when Hammers midfielder Declan Rice was the man penalised on this occasion, having intervened before the kick was taken and then affected play by clearing the loose ball. 3center_img ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update revealed deals scrap gameday cracker LATEST Getty Images – Getty Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 3 getty images VAR is already causing a stir in the Premier League Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos SORRY last_img read more

Falkirk appoint Miller and McCracken as interim coaches

first_imgHe said: “I’ve had some incredible memories here as a player and I am extremely proud to be asked to coach the team with Lee. “We all know the potential here and where this club should be, it’s up to us now to get results to help realise that.“Coming back feels right, it’s a real buzz to be out on the pitch and around the stadium again.“We have the chance to get off to a great start on Friday night and we will do everything we can to ensure the team are fully prepared for the match.”Livingston said the the “lure of returning” to Falkirk was too big for 36-year-old Miller to turn down. A club statement said: “Livingston Football Club is saddened to announce that veteran striker Lee Miller has accepted a role within the new interim management team at Falkirk FC and will depart the Tony Macaroni Arena to take up the position with immediate effect. “Lee has been a fantastic servant to the club over the few years he has been with us and played an absolutely monumental role in helping Livingston FC into the top flight of Scottish football. “Lee had a big decision to make but the lure of returning to a club that he has a burning desire to help was too big an opportunity for him to turn down.” “The opportunity was one I couldn’t refuse given how much the club means to me. I have always had a brilliant relationship with the Falkirk fans and I am itching to get into the dugout on Friday night.“David and I know the club extremely well, we know what is expected and we are determined to get a smile back on the faces of the Falkirk fans once again. “We need to get results and we will do everything we can to deliver.”David McCracken, who captained the Bairns under Peter Houston, has left Peterhead to take up the coaching position. Falkirk have confirmed the appointment of Lee Miller and David McCracken on an interim basis. The pair take charge of first team matters ahead of Friday night’s Scottish Cup tie against Linlithgo Rose. The duo took training for the first time on Tuesday morning and will replace Ray McKinnon, who was sacked by the club after a 1-1 draw with Dumbarton left them fourth in Scottish League One. Miller, who netted 51 goals in 163 appearances across two spells for the Bairns, said: “I am delighted to be back home. last_img read more