Chot likens PH Fiba World Cup hosting to Papal visit

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments READ: MVP: Three-nation hosting of Fiba World Cup ‘spreads basketball fever’Pope Francis visited the Philippines for five days back in January 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“Like we always say, in the Philippines basketball is a religion and so there are a lot of believers, a lot of followers, and for the sport’s biggest competition to come to our country is really special for us.”The Philippines will share the hosting duties with Indonesia and Japan with three Asian nations beating the joint bid of Argentina and Uruguay. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes proclaimed that basketball is considered as a religion in the Philippines, and when the country was chosen as one of the hosts for the 2023 Fiba World Cup he took it one step further.“We’re very happy, we will have the world’s best basketball players, some of the world’s best athletes coming to Manila and we’re very excited,” said Reyes as per Fiba’s official website. “It’s like the Pope coming back to Manila.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “I think the cooperation with Japan and Indonesia has been unbelievable, they’re as much a part of this as we are in the Philippines,” said Reyes. “A lot of preparation and effort went into the bid.” “Now the real work begins, we have to come together to make sure that we’re able to host and conduct a really great tournament.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MVP: Three-nation hosting of Fiba World Cup ‘spreads basketball fever’last_img read more


Man shot by security guard for an alleged robbery granted bail

first_imgTwenty-four-year-old Kevin Benn of John Street, Campbellville, who was shot by a security guard following a robbery committed on a teen in April last, was on Monday placed on bail in the sum of $60,000 by Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman.Benn had denied the allegation when he made his first appearance in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. The Police had said that on April 1, 2018, while Benn was in the company of others, he had robbed Navendra Rampersaud of his mobile phone.Based on reports, Benn and two other teenagers were apprehended on April 1, 2018 after they allegedly attempted to rob 18-year-old Rampersaud and his friend, Ramesh Sooklall.The incident reportedly occurred at about 21:15h on the day in question on Hincks Street, Georgetown. When the two victims exited a taxi, they were pounced upon by the three men, one of whom was armed with a knife, and Rampersaud had his cell phone confiscated.However, when the second perpetrator attempted to rob Sooklall, an argument ensued, and this prompted the three men to flee the scene.Ranks on patrol in the area at the time were informed, and promptly responded by giving chase with the assistance of MMC security patrol. They were able to apprehend the three perpetrators at the corner of King and Regent Streets.One of the alleged bandits attempted to confiscate the firearm of a security rank, but was shot to his right side neck while the security guard received injuries to his mouth.Both men were taken to the GPHC, where they were treated. The security guard was sent away, while Benn remained under Police supervision at the medical facility.Neither Benn’s accomplices — a 19-year-old of Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara and an 18-year-old of Sophia, Greater Georgetown — nor the security guard implicated in Benn’s shooting were present in court to answer to the charges.Benn has been ordered to report to the Brickdam Police Station every Friday until completion of this matter, and arrest warrants have been issued for the other parties involved.The matter will continue on October 8, 2018 with a report.last_img read more


49ers open season with 2 wins

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson In other first-round matches, UCLA swept Stanford, Cal State Northridge swept Pacific, and UC Santa Barbara beat UC Irvine in five games. UCLA then swept UCSB in the other championship semifinal. Today’s schedule: seventh place Pacific vs. Stanford, 11 a.m.; fifth place UC Irvine vs. USC, 4 p.m.; third place Cal State Northridge vs. UCSB, 4 p.m.; championship Long Beach State vs. UCLA, 6:30 p.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Robert Tarr and Paul Lotman each had 13 kills Friday afternoon to lead the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team to a 30-23, 30-18, 30-19 victory over USC in the first round of the UC Santa Barbara Collegiate Invitational. The 49ers (2-0) then beat Cal State Northridge 23-30, 31-29, 30-27, 26-30, 15-8 in a night match to reach tonight’s title match against UCLA at 6:30 p.m. Against the Matadors, Tarr totaled 35 kills, Francisco Valdez recorded a career-high 14 kills, and Duncan Budinger added 11. In starting their season on a winning note against USC, the 49ers also got 12 kills from Valdez and 10 from Budinger. 49ers setter Tyler Hildebrand totaled 56 assists. center_img Long Beach State hit .530 in its opening match, compared to .237 for the Trojans. Among the hitting percentages for the 49ers, Budinger finished at .625, Teddy Liles (nine kills, eight blocks) was at .615, Tarr was at .579 and Lotman hit .500. Tarr’s 48 kills on the day gave him 1,017 for his 49er career, making him the 15th player in school history to reach 1,000 kills. Hildebrand surpassed the 5,000 mark in career assists in the victory over USC. last_img read more