first_imgJames Harden scores 29 to lead Rockets past Blazers Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ “Throughout the years, I’ve been preparing while playing in professional leagues and I think I’ll fit in here,” said Parks who also played in the NBA D-League with the Texas Legends and the NBA Summer League with the Dallas Mavericks.“Coach Jimmy (Alapag) and the guys in the ABL, the NBA D-League, the NBA Summer League, have prepared me well enough for this situation and the whole purpose of joining the PBA, to answer everybody’s question, is that you join the PBA when you’re ready.”Parks, 25, has a wealth of experience incomparable to his draft class, maybe even the majority of the current PBA, and his long journey from leaving NU in 2013 to joining the Draft in 2018 has made him some sort of a journeyman.“I don’t really consider myself as a rookie, it’s my first year in the league but I felt I’ve had enough experience playing professionally because people get the misconception that if you don’t play in the PBA you’re not a professional,” said Parks.“You can play in so many different leagues and be a professional and I’ve played in so many leagues, local and across Asia, so I consider myself a professional.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ray Parks. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It was a long wait but Bobby Ray Parks Jr. is finally headed to the PBA.A stalwart since his college days at National University, Parks has eluded the PBA Draft for almost five years, but the son of late great Bobby Ray Parks Sr. said it’s now his time to jump to the Philippines’ premier basketball league.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I’ve seen a lot of things, I’ve played in different leagues and I mean for me it’s time,” said Parks Wednesday at Gatorade Hoops Center during the PBA Draft Combine.Parks was a highly-touted prospect since he was in high school at St. Georges and then, at Melrose, both in Tennessee, and he even drew the attention of NCAA Division 1 school Georgia TechFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDespite the interest of such a respectable American basketball program, which produced the likes of former NBA stars Chris Bosh, Dennis Scott, Mark Price, and John Salley, Parks decided to return to the Philippines to play for National University in the UAAP wherein he won two MVPs and three Mythical Team selections during his stay from 2011 to 2013.Although a title eluded him in the UAAP, Parks was able to win an ABL championship with Alab Pilipinas and a PBA D-League Aspirant’s Cup title with Hapee. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

first_imgCounty firefighters, who were there to monitor a later act involving fire, responded after Valenzuela fell but were unable to save him, Gonzalez said. “This is a tragedy for the whole circus family,” Circo Hermanos Vazquez’s general manager told a camera crew at the scene. Founded by brothers Jose Guillermo and Rafael L. Vazquez in 1969, the circus has one troupe that typically tours in Mexico and another that performs for mostly Hispanic audiences in the U.S. Circus officials said Valenzuela, 35, had performed with Circo Hermanos Vazquez for four years. Fryer said it appeared the performer maintained and set up his own equipment. SOUTH EL MONTE – The fatal plunge of a circus performer during a show packed with children is under investigation by the state’s workplace safety division, officials said Tuesday. The California Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking into whether Circo Hermanos Vazquez provided sufficient safety mechanisms for performer Roberto Valenzuela, who fell headfirst Monday from drapery suspending him from the big top 40 feet above ground, said Dean Fryer, spokesman for Cal-OSHA. Police have ruled the death an accident, said Lt. Michael Mosca of the Los Angeles County Office of Public Safety. The circus had traveled from Mexico for the show at the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, said Sgt. Jacqueline Gonzalez. Some 500 children and parents were in attendance. 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

first_imgJunior Minister Kathleen Lynch suffered a suspected reoccurrence of septicaemia while visiting Letterkenny General Hospital, it has been confirmed.Minister Lynch is taken by helicopter from Letterkenny bound for Cork this evening.Minister Lynch suffered previously from the blood infection and was admitted to hospital in Cork for the condition in 2012.This evening just after 6pm she was taken by air ambulance from Donegal to Cork University Hospital. A spokesman for the Minister said her condition was stabilised in Letterkenny General Hospital.He added that she is now comfortable. MINISTER TRANSFERRED TO CORK AFTER SUSPECTED BLOOD INFECTION was last modified: July 31st, 2013 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:Cork University HospitalKathleen LynchLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

first_img1 Here are all the top transfer-related football stories in Sunday’s newspapers…Real Madrid say it would take a £350million deal to allow Cristiano Ronaldo to leave the club, which they expect to deter Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United. (Mail on Sunday)But Ronaldo’s advisers are telling clubs that he wants to leave Real Madrid for a ‘fresh challenge’, and believe a £131m fee will be enough to sign the Portuguese star. (Sunday Telegraph)Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has emerged as a major player in the worldwide clamour to capture Cristiano Ronaldo. He is prepared to pay a world-record fee and could also use Real target Eden Hazard in a possible swap deal. (Sunday Express)Bayern Munich are ready to scupper Kyle Walker’s much-anticipated switch from Tottenham to Manchester City by offering the £45m-rated right-back  £150,000-a-week in wages. (Sunday Express)Pep Guardiola also wants to sign Juventus’ Dani Alves, his former Barcelona defender. (The Sun)Liverpool could finally be closing in on an agreement over the £35million transfer of Mohamed Salah from Roma.  The clubs have been discussing the structure of the transfer with Roma initially demanding £39m. (Mail on Sunday)Luis Enrique is an option to replace Antonio Conte as manager at Chelsea, but the Premier League champions do not want the Italian to leave. (Sunday Telegraph)And the Blues are confident Conte will sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge. (Sunday Times)Chelsea are planning to hijack Manchester United’s move for Alvaro Morata, with Abramovich willing to sanction a £70m bid. (Sunday Mirror)Chris Smalling is on Tottenham’s radar as they look for a centre-back after missing out on Harry Maguire. (The Sun)Everton, who have had a busy start to the transfer window, have been told they will have to pay Swansea £40m if they want to sign attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson. (Liverpool Echo)The Toffees are ready to take their summer spending to £70m by signing AC Milan striker M’Baye Niang, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Watford. (Daily Star on Sunday)Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is growing increasingly frustrated at Arsenal’s lack of activity over his new contract – opening up the prospect of him leaving this summer. (Mail on Sunday)And here are the latest headlines…??Football rule-makers consider reducing games to 60 minutesMarco Verratti: Why is the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder so highly sought after by the likes of Barcelona and Juventus?Classic football kits: Retro shirts from Premier League clubs we’d love to see worn againManchester United FC news: Eric Bailly, Sergio Ramos, John Terry and Jose Mourinho’s best centre-backs rankedWill Cristiano Ronaldo stay at Real Madrid? 12 players who were DENIED exits after handing in transfer requestsChelsea FC transfer news: Five alternatives to Alex SandroManchester United: Why Red Devils fans should be wary about their new signing – look at this list of Portuguese league arrivalsDonnarumma v Buffon: How the two goalkeepers compare at same age Transfer rumours and paper review last_img read more

first_img The 59-year-old previously worked alongside Redknapp at four different clubs 1 Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp has been reunited with Kevin Bond after appointing him as assistant boss for a fifth time.The Sky Bet Championship club announced Bond’s appointment on Wednesday on a one-year deal.The 59-year-old Bond previously worked alongside Redknapp at Portsmouth, Southampton, Tottenham and QPR.He had a four-month spell as Aston Villa assistant manager last season, either side of stints as boss of Hong Kong Pegasus in the Hong Kong Premier League.Bond’s appointment completes Redknapp’s backroom team for the 2017-18 season, joining first-team coach Paul Groves, goalkeeper coach Kevin Hitchcock and Lee Carsley as head professional development coach.Bond’s father John was boss at St Andrews for 16 months in the late 1980s.Bond replaced Steve Cotterill, who left in May.Redknapp told the club’s official Twitter feed: “I brought Kevin with me. Kevin’s been with me… everywhere really.“I’m delighted to have him. I couldn’t be more pleased.”Exclusive – Harry Redknapp confirms Birmingham have made a ‘good offer’ to former Chelsea captain John Terrylast_img read more

first_imgGormley’s Centra has gone into receivership.The future of one of Letterkenny’s best-known family supermarkets hangs in the balance.More than 30 jobs could be lost amidst fears that Gormley’s Centra could close.The store, owned by John Gormley, has now gone into receivership. Wholesale supplier Musgrave moved into the store yesterday and removed a considerable volume of stock – mostly from the shop’s off-license.Local Sinn Fein county councillor Gerry McMonagle said he was hopeful some resolution could be found to save the jobs at the store.“There is still stock o the shelves and the staff still want to work.“This store and its owners have been very god employers over the years and I hope people will continue to support it,” he said. The owner of the store has yet to make any comment on the development.Mr Gormley and his wife started the business more than 30 years ago in a smaller shop nearby.During that time he has invested considerable money including the purchase of four houses for more than a reported €1M to allow for the development of a car park for his customers. SHOCK AS FAMILY SUPERMARKET GOES INTO RECEIVERSHIP was last modified: February 20th, 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)last_img read more

first_imgPSG have won all of their last four competitive games without conceding a single goal. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)After winning both of their opening two Ligue One games, Lyon have seen their form take a different turn in the last few weeks as they have gone four games in all competitions without victory. The 1-1 draw at home to Zenit in the champions league was their third draw during that period, one that has seen them lose once.On Sunday, they take on the best side in France-PSG and will be hoping they do not go a 5th game without victory.In the Ligue, Sylvinho’s side have lost to Montpellier and drawn with both Bordeaux and Amiens hence falling from table toppers into 8th with just 8 points from a possible 15.For the visit of PSG, Lyon will be without Youssouf Kone who joins Jason Denayer in the sick bay. Kone was injured in the Champions League 1-1 draw with Zenit on Tuesday.For PSG, they are currently on a strong run and coming off a moral boosting 3-0 victory at home to Champions League record holders Real Madrid on Wednesday night.The victory over Real is their 4th on the trot. Three of the four wins have come in the league, defeating Toulouse, Metz and Strasbourg. In all those four victories, Tomas Tuchel’s side have not conceded a single goal whilst scoring 10 of their own.Star-player Neymar Jr made a majestic return from a toubled summer with the winner in the 1-0 win at home to Strasbourg and having missed the 3-0 win against Real Madrid, he should be fresh to take on a Lyon side that has conceded in each of their last four games.Neymar is expected to be joined by Edinson Cavani who has recovered from Injury but Sunday’s game at Lyon comes too soon for Kylian Mbappe and Julian Draxler who are still out.The reverse fixture saw Lyon stun PSG 2-1 as they came from a goal down to register victory. PSG come into the game having lost both of their last two visits at the Groupama Stadium.Can Lyon make it three victories on the trot at home to PSG or will Neymar produce another astonishing performance as he consolidates his return?The French Ligue one match-day 5 starts on Friday with struggling Strasbourg at home to in-form Nantes.After securing a Europa League play-off spot last season, Strasbourg have started this (season) poorly. They were knocked out of Europe by Eintracht Frankfurt and are one of only three sides yet to register a victory in Ligue One.In their first 5 league games, they have drawn twice and lost three including the 1-0 defeat at PSG last time out.Against Nantes, Strasbourg should be concerned again as they lost 3-2 at home to Christian Gourcuff last season. Nantes are also in good form going into the fixture having won all of their last three games.A 2-1 win at Amiens was followed up with 1-0 victories against both Montpellier and Reims. Nantes have subsequently climbed up the table into 3rd, level on points with second placed Rennes and two adrift of leaders PSG.Adrien Lebeau and Anthony Caci are out for the visitors while Regis Coco, Rene Krhin and Lucien Zohi will be unavailable for Strasbourg.The other interesting fixture to look out for in the Ligue One this weekend will be Marseille at home to inconsistent Montpellier on Saturday afternoon.Marseille had a slow start to the season but have steadily picked up form, winning all of their last three fixtures. Last weekend, they came from two goals down to defeat Monaco 4-3 away from home.The four goals Andre Villas-Boas’s side scored last Sunday means they have now found the back of the net 7 times in their last three matches and with striker Dario Benedetto looking ever so sharp up-front, Marseille must be smelling blood.For Montpellier, they have so failed to gain momentum since the season started. They defeated Nice 2-1 last week, their second victory of the campaign. The other three games have seen them loss twice and drawn once.Last seaon’s reverse fixture saw Marseille beat Montpellier 1-0 with the now-injured Florien Thauvin scoring the winner.All Ligue One match-day 6 fixturesFriday, 20-09-2019-Strasbourg vs Nantes @9:45pmSaturday, 21-09-2019-Marseille vs Montpellier @6:30pm-Reims vs Monaco @9pm-Metz vs Amiens @9pm-Bordeaux vs Brest @9pm-Nimes vs Toulouse @9pm-Nice vs Dijon @9pmSunday, 22-09-2019-Rennes vs Lille @4pm-Angers vs Saint Etienne @6pm-Lyon vs PSG @10pmComments Tags: Ligue OneLyonPSGtoplast_img read more

first_img … Watch: 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo talks about their win versus the Steelers.Despite four turnovers early the San Francisco 49ers were able to rebound and defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-20. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo contributed to two of those turnovers but made up for it with a touchdown pass to wide receiver Dante Pettis for the win. The 49ers will have a bye this week before receiving the Cleveland Browns.The 49ers are now off to a 3-0 start to the season.last_img

first_imgD-V: No. 2 Del Norte 41 No. 7 Alhambra 6Chase Blackburn scored four touchdowns — all on the ground — and Del Norte picked up a 41-6 win over visiting Alhambra in the first-round of the North Coast Section Division-V playoffs, Friday night in Crescent City.Blackburn had 195 rushing yards in the win as well.Del Norte held Alhambra to 0 total yards of offense in the first-half.Quarterback O.J. Calleja threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Kaleb Price in the win while Kobe Mitchell added a 6-yard …last_img read more

first_imgThe Cabinet has approved the 2013-2015 Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) outlining government initiatives to accelerate the industrialisation of the South African economy.Power lines outside Beaufort West in the Western Cape. (Image: Chris Kirchoff, Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporter“The plan builds on successive iterations of IPAP and reflects continuous improvements and strengthening of concrete industrial development interventions,” acting Cabinet spokesperson Phumla Williams told journalists in Pretoria on Thursday.Williams said the IPAP fell under and provided one of the key pillars of the New Growth Path (NGP), an economic policy framework for 2010-2020 whose overriding objective was employment.At the same time, she said, the IPAP was informed by the vision set out by the National Development Plan (NDP), a policy blueprint for eliminating poverty and reducing inequality in South Africa by 2030.Growing SA manufacturingPresenting his department’s Budget Vote in Parliament last year, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said that since its introduction over two years ago, the Industrial Policy Action Plan had stabilised South Africa’s clothing sector, turned around the automotive sector, and added jobs in the business process services sector.The plan had also introduced procurement designation to boost local manufacturing, by designating certain products as requiring minimum levels of local production and content in order to qualify for procurement by the state.In January, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) added electrical valves, manual and pneumatic actuators, electrical and telecommunication cables, and components of solar water heaters to the list of designated products.Products previously designated included rail rolling stock, power pylons, bus bodies, canned/processed vegetables, certain pharmaceutical products, furniture products, and textiles, clothing, leather and footwear.“In the year ahead, the dti will significantly scale up designations and other procurement policy levers in support of domestic manufacturing,” Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said in January.“In the year ahead, the dti will significantly scale up designations and other procurement policy levers in support of domestic manufacturing,” Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. (Image: GovZA)“This will be done at the same time as the DTI deploys a range of other supportive and inter-locking instruments to raise the competitiveness of South Africa’s manufacturers. This will be done in close collaboration with business and labour.”Davies will provide further details of the IPAP at a launch scheduled for April.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more