Hyper Court: Basketball at your fingertips

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manalang bids goodbye to Adamson after ‘heartbreaking’ loss Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Access to basketball has never been this easy for aspiring basketball players and professional ballers alike.Nike on Saturday officially launched the Hyper Court app that gives exclusive basketball content to Filipino hoopers.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments During the event, selected members of the media experienced what the interactive training is all about.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBasketball stars Kiefer Ravena, LA Tenorio, Jayson Castro and Jeff Chan helped conduct shooting and dribbling drills. The training routines are part of the Hyper Court app, which allows Filipino ballers free access to videos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“It’s very convenient knowing it’s in our hands and everybody is into technology nowadays,” Ravena, a two-time UAAP champion and MVP out of Ateneo told INQUIRER.net. “It makes it accessible to everybody to have your own workouts, to figure out a way on how to improve their skill set and the app made everything possible for everybody.”Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net“With my experience before, you have to do it the manual way. Go to a coach, training centers. but nowadays, we can maximize the technology that we have. it just made everybody feel like they can be a professional athlete and they can improve their game through the app.” MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRising star Kristine Cayabyab echoed Ravena’s sentiments.“It’s really a big help to young basketball players. The drills will really help you become a better player,” said Cayabyab, who watches her favorite player LeBron James’ highlights on YouTube.Here are the rest of the photos from the media trial:Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

‘Say to Your Constitution What You Want Your Country to Be’

first_imgNo matter where they are from, where they live, what their religion or political affiliation is, and however else each—to a certain extent—might share one or more difference with his fellow citizen, every Liberian should express his or her view and preference as a way of making the new Liberian Constitution his own.The Chairperson of the Constitutional Review Committee, (CRC) Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott, has appealed to Liberians to step up and say what they think of their country. That, she might have added, is the one sure way of Liberians coming close to finding out who they are, where they come from, what they want, where they hope to go, and how to get there as one people. The public’s civic education and consultations is aimed at giving every Liberian the opportunity to do just that—say what he or she wants to be reflected about Liberia in the Constitution.The CRC boss made her statements at the formal launch of the civic education and consultations held at the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC) campus on Saturday, the 1st of March 2014.This important part of the Constitution Review process will be assisted by a civic education project that is designed to help fill a (debilitating) incapacitating, weakening, devastating) void in our nation’s past; that void relates to the exclusion (leaving out) much of the contributions from Liberia’s tribal tradition, to the nation.That project will focus on bringing changes to national symbols of Liberia as will be suggested by this nation’s tribal people. Those symbols include the flag, the anthem, the motto, the seal, national awards, etc.What is selected is expected to help inform the CRC as far as infusing (putting into) the main document—the Constitution—all that is needed to help create unity and a feeling of oneness; it is hoped to spur a new sense of identity, for what is projected to become Edward Wilmot Blyden’s ‘new Liberian nation’—that embraces all of its people.Regrettably, not very many people showed up for the formal launch of the civic education and consultations on Saturday from Montserrado Counties’ District numbers 1 and 2,.During the program, the former Liberian Chief Justice, in simple English, urged Liberians to prioritize participating in the public consultation in order to reflect their thoughts and dreams.On behalf of the 6-member’s committee, she stressed the importance of the inclusiveness of all Liberians during the public and stakeholders consultations, and repeated the need to take the opportunity to be heard.“We left our air-conditioned offices and we are here to encourage you to tell us how the Constitution should be; we want you to know that wherever you are, we will reach you to hear what you have to say about your country; that way, we will find out what to put in the new Constitution for this country,” the CRC boss said.Cllr. Scott said they believe that public participation will show a nationally-owned Constitution because the proposed constitutional changes will be based on open debates and inputs from all our people.According to the brochure of the Committee, the CRC has divided its mandate into nine stages: civic education and outreach; public and stakeholder consultations; first draft of proposed amendments and report national constitutional conference; and submission of final draft of proposed amendment to the President.The other stages include: presentation of final draft to the Legislature; Legislative debate and approval; civic information of the final amendment and national referendum on the amendments to the Constitution. Earlier, the chairman on the subcommittee on Civic education and Media, Dr. Jasper S. Ndaborlor, said the primary goal of the constitutional review is to promote and strengthen national unity and reconciliation.He noted that the public consultation, which officially began over the weekend will be nationally-owned as a result of its openness to critical challenges.Madam Frances R. Greaves of the National Civil Society Council and Rev. Washington S. McGill of the National Union Party of Liberia on behalf of the political parties hailed the CRC for the Liberian Constitution review and urged Liberians to take the public consultation seriously.Mr. Nathaniel Fair of the Liberia Council of Churches also added his voice to encourage Liberians to be part of the new Constitution. Sheikh Akibu Sherif, the Secretary General of the National Muslim Council of Liberia (NMCL) spoke up as well.Sheikh Sherif said that the Council regrets its decision that the composition of CRC does not include Muslim scholars. However, the processes leading to the referendum will be open so that every Liberian might express his views get to  know what is happening and remain informed of each stage of the process.The CRC includes Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott – chairperson and members are Dr. D. Elwood Dunn; Rev. Dr. Jasper Samuel Ndaborlor, Soko V. Sackor, Rev. Kennedy G. Sandy and Madam Amelia Ward.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man charged for possession of illegal drug

first_imgA 32-year-old man was on Tuesday hauled before the courts where he was slapped with a possession of illegal drug charge when he made his appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charge against Steve Fiedtkou read that on October 12, 2018, at a South Ruimveldt Gardens, Georgetown, he had in his possession 252 pills equivalent to 146 grams of Methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), commonly known as Ecstasy (E).The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge after it was read to him.Fiedtkou was represented by Attorney Siand Dhurjon, who in his application for bail told the court that his client is a well-respected Christian who is the father of three boys and is a single parent since his wife’s death back in 2016.Police Prosecutor Simone Payne made no objections to bail being granted.Magistrate MacLennan after summing up the matter granted the accused bail in the sum of $75,000 and adjourned the matter until November 12.Back in 2016, Fiedktou had a charge of causing death by dangerous driving dismissed against him. The man was accused of causing the death of his reputed wife Shauna Rice on April 9, 2016, when the unlicensed motorcycle he was riding collided with a car, both occupants of the cycle were thrown off which caused Rice to sustain severe head injuries; the woman later succumbed to same.last_img read more

Gunmen rob, terrorise Mon Repos family

first_imgThree armed men on Saturday morning invaded the home of an East Coast Demerara family and carted off an undisclosed sum of cash and jewellery after severely beating four members of the household.The house where the robbery took placeThe robbery occurred at about 05:15h at Lot 52 Richardstown, Mon Repos, ECD. At the time of the robbery Jadunauth Singh along with his wife Maharani Singh and six other family were at home.An injured Kishan Singh who was beaten by the banditsAn injured Maharani SinghReports are that the eldest son Kishan Singh went to the front of the house to put out his bird and he was confronted by three armed and masked men. They were wearing toques and their faces were covered with pieces of cloth.Upon seeing the men the young man managed to run to the back of the house and raised an alarm. His father who was attending cattle was held hostage by one of the gunmen, who gun butted him to the head. The cattle farmer was then dragged into the house during which the gunmen demanded money and jewellery.While in the house the bandits shifted their attention to Singh’s wife, who was preparing breakfast thus it was at this point that Singh senior managed to escape and raised an alarm, alerting neighbours of the robbery.This caused the bandits to strike his wife several times to the head and dragged her to the upper flat where they continued to make demands. Out of fear the woman handed over a sum of money and a quantity of jewellery. “Meh grandchildren start scream hard hard and I think before them do them anything, leh me give over the money,” the traumatised woman related.The men rushed out of the house towards a dark-coloured Toyota Carina car and escaped. While running out of the house, one of the men discharged at least two rounds into the air.When Guyana Times visited the house, detectives were taking statements from the household.Speaking with this newspaper, Singh related that it was only on Friday he sold a cow and the money was kept at home.The traumatised man explained that he was kicked to the abdomen after he put up a fight. He noted that the men were wearing “shiny shoes”. He could not recognise any of them since they were all masked. He nevertheless is happy that his family is safe but is upset that the crime situation in Guyana is escalating without more intervention by Government.Meanwhile, his son related that he was putting out his birds when he saw the men.“I run to the back and holler “thief, bandits” and one of them grab me and one gun butt to head…another one give me one more to the head and drag me upstairs… they tek away the jewel I did wearing,” he added. He noted that one of the men had long hair wrapped in a ponytail and several of his teeth were ice (red), gold and green.After the bandits left, Singh who is also a labourer at the La Bonne Intention Sugar Estate, took his injured son and wife to the hospital where they were treated and sent away.Guyana Times understands that one of the man’s daughters-in-law hid in the washroom after she heard the heavy voices demanding money and jewellery.The Police have since questioned several persons in the area as they intensify their investigations. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

Robbie Fowler to manage Leeds? Fans react to rumour

first_img1 The rumour is that former Liverpool and Leeds striker Robbie Fowler has applied to become the new manager at Elland Road.Fowler left the Reds for Leeds in 2001 in an £11m deal, spending two years there before heading to Man City.Leeds sacked manager Dave Hockaday in August after two-and-a-half months in charge, but reaction to reports of Fowler’s interest in the role has been mixed among fans.Who do you want in charge at the club and how long do you think he will last? Robbie Fowler at Leeds last_img

Author to sign copies of new children’s book

first_imgBy Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER A tiny penguin and Orca whale play together in Antarctica in a new children’s book by Dusty Cupp, who will be signing copies at Williams Bookstore during next week’s First Thursday festival. Cupp hopes that the book, her first, will teach young readers valuable lessons about friendship. “It’s an exhilarating little story for kids,” Cupp said. Zo and Orca tells the story of Zo , a tiny emperor penguin who ventures too far from home and is rescued by a friendly Orca whale. The two become fast friends. Cupp says the book teaches that “there are friendships all over the world, all different sizes, all different colors,” and helps children learn that “you should never travel alone anywhere.” A para-educator with the Torrance Unified School District, Cupp chose to have her signing in San Pedro because of the book’s aquatic theme and because she and her husband used to work in town. Cupp worked at Bank of San Pedro and her husband, Norb, owned Southwest Instrument Co. on Seventh Street. Cupp began writing Zo and Orca over a year ago. “I went back to school and my English professor encouraged me because he loved my writing,” she explained. “At that time it was just a couple pages, but I got into it and it just developed.” She found her friend Jos Quinones from Torrance to do the colorful illustrations, which she said are an important part of the story. The new author will be signing books and giving away juice and bookmarks at Thursday’s event. “It’s my first book, so I’m hoping it goes over big,” she said. She has already started the second book in what she hopes will be a series of Zo and Orca adventures. rachel.jones@dailybreeze.com160Want 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_imgA man thrown out of a house party stole a car, drove it 40 kms and then torched it outside his own home.Letterkenny Court.Sean Deeney appeared before Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday on a range of charges including arson, driving without insurance, driving without a license and taking a vehicle without authority. Deeney, who was just 17 at the time, had been at a party at the home of Natalie McGee at Meencarrick, Gortahork.When he was thrown out of the party, he went to another nearby house and stole an Isuzu car belonging to James McGlinchey.The car was then found burned out close to the home of Sean Deeney at Clondallon, Rathmullan on November 19th, 2011.Deeney was arrested following an investigation and admitted stealing the car on the third time of being interviewed by Gardai but claimed the keys had been in the vehicle.The court heard that the owner of the car was still out money as his insurance company had only paid him €6,500 despite his claims that the car was worth €8,000.The fire service had also sent him a bill for €960 but he was refusing to pay this as he had not started the fire.Judge Keenan Johnston said a probation report on Deeney showed there was a moderate risk of reoffending but that he had shown genuine remorse.He added that he needed to send out a message that what Deeney did was wrong but also to leave him a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.He sentenced Deeney to three years in prison but suspended it for five years.He also ordered him to pay €2,500 compensation to Mr McGlinchey but that €960 of this goes to Donegal County Council to pay the fire service.He also jailed him for three years but suspended this in lieu of 240 hours community service saying this was a way of Deeney giving something back to society.He also banned him form driving for four years.Judge Johnston then told the accused “You can count yourself very, very lucky. You hold the keys to the future in your own hand and the keys to prison in your own hand so it’s up to you now.”PARTY-GOER STOLE CAR AND THEN TORCHED IT OUTSIDE HIS OWN HOME was last modified: January 30th, 2014 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:arsongortahorkLetterkenny Circuit Courtno licensepartyRathmullanSean Deeneylast_img read more


first_imgONCE again Tir Chonaill AC staged another fantastic open day meet on Easter Monday – with athletes travelling from all over the country.Below are the results from the day’s events.Click this link to see: http://www.tirchonaillac.com/Home%20Page%20Docs/2012/FixtureList/TirChonnailOpenMonday09052012.pdf   ATHLETICS: ALL THE RESULTS FROM THE TIR CHONAILL AC EASTER OPEN MEET was last modified: April 10th, 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:ATHLETICS: ALL THE RESULTS FROM THE TIR CHONAILL AC EASTER OPEN MEETlast_img read more


first_imgWhist: 16/7/2014Ladies. 1st Mary Mc Menamin, Ballybofey 176 2nd Patsy Mc Granaghan, Castlefinn 169. 3rd Frank Curran, Castlefinn 167Gents. 1st Tommy Murphy, Letterkenny 175. 2nd Patsy O Hagan, Cloghfin 162. 3rd Bob Glackin, Castlederg 158 1st Half: TieJoe Corry, Castlederg and Molly O Haire, Strabane both scored 812nd Half:Kathleen Duffy, Stranorlar 90 Snowball:CONGRATULATIONS! Patsy McDaid (St Johnston) won the Snowball with a score of 183Next week’s snowball is 190 or better for 30 euro.Everyone welcome to attend.Jewellery Making: Jewellery making class’s continue on Tuesday the 22nd of July at 7pm to 9pm . For further information please contact Mary in the CPI centre on 074 – 9143976Parties:Parties can be booked at the CPI in CastlefinnIn need of a venue just contact the CPI centre on 074 9143976 Bookings for midweek are subject to schedule at the centreWeekend (Saturday and Sunday) bookings range from1pm to 3pm, 3.30pm to 5.30pm, 6.00pm to 8.00 pmcost 80 euroCongratulations to the Donegal Team on their victory in the Ulster Final on Sunday the 20th against Monaghan from all in Castlefinn!DD LOCAL: JEWELLERY MAKING CLASSES EVERY TUESDAY AT CPI CENTRE CASTLEFINN was last modified: July 21st, 2014 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:castlefinnCommunityCPI CentreDD LOCAL: Noticesnewslast_img read more