Delly aware of Gilas’ talent as Aussies battle Filipinos in World Cup qualifying

first_imgMatthew Dellavedova. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netRepresenting his country has always been the greatest goal in the mind of Matthew Dellavedova.That’s why he couldn’t help but feel that overwhelming sense of pride whenever he suits up for the Australian Boomers in the international tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur View comments .@matthewdelly talks about fulfilling his Olympic dream. pic.twitter.com/62dslYmB2l— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) July 21, 2017 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano One and done: Trawick plays first and last game for GlobalPort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “My dream growing up was to represent Australia in the Olympic Games,” Dellavedova said Friday at the opening of the Peak Store at Robinson’s Place Manila in Ermita.“Ever since I watched my first Olympics in 1996 in Atlanta on TV, just to pull on the green and gold for me is always been a dream. To hear our national anthem play in the Olympic Games is a moment I’ll never forget.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite “We played against the Philippines in a tournament in France a couple years ago. They’re very quick, a lot of dribble penetration, a lot of three-point shooting, so you really have to guard your man one-on-one,” he said.But with the game still over a year in the making, Dellavedova would rather enjoy the scenery in his first visit, knowing that the next time he sets foot in the Philippines, fans will be out to intimidate him and the rest of the Boomers.“I’m looking forward to traveling around different countries and playing. It’s gonna make it tough because in the two (competition) windows, the NBA guys won’t be able to play. But I’m looking forward to coming back here in July,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Delly,” as he is fondly called, is visiting the Philippines for the first time for the launch of his shoe line Delly 1 with Peak.This, though, won’t be Dellavedova’s last as he is expected to suit up for Australia for the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers.Australia is slotted in Group B, together with the Philippines, in the Asia-Pacific qualification and Gilas is set to host the Boomers in the home-and-away series on July 2 next year.Dellavedova shared that he already has an idea on how our national team plays, having faced the Philippines back in the 2014 Bleu Blanc Tour in France in the lead up to the 2014 Fiba World Cup in Spain.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketslast_img read more

No arrests made as family remains fearful

first_imgGood Hope attempted robberyAlmost two weeks after the Police had reviewed CCTV footage in relation to an August 11th incident wherein 19-year-old Anzan Ledoux of Good Hope, East Coast Demerara was shot to his face, at about 21:15h, while trying to prevent two suspected bandits from entering his yard, no arrest has as yet been made.Family members of the victim have since declared themselves frustrated and still scared because of the horrific incident, but nevertheless still hopeful that the Police would be able to arrest and jail the suspects.Ledoux’s mother, Gangadai Jairam, told Guyana Times that she and a few relatives and friends were having an evening chat just outside their home whenThe injured teen, Anzan Ledouxthey saw two suspicious looking men on a motorcycle ride through their street.“The bike pass and they look at us and they ride away… It go up the street, and whilst going up de street, one of them turn back and see if we looking or what, and then they go around. In two minutes or so they reach round,” she recalled.She said her party noticed the men approaching with full speed, and suspecting that something was amiss, rushed to get inside her yard.“Me and meh son try fuh push them in (through the gate). My daughter plus the lil one is four years — the neighbour grandson, he was four years — trying to come in too,” Jairam detailed.According to her, after realising that the family was suspicious of them, the pillion rider hopped off the bike and attacked her son as he was trying to close the gate.Jairam said her son struck the man’s hand in an attempt to prevent him from opening the gate, and the angry man then pulled out a gun and fired a round at her son. Despite her son’s attempts to prevent being hit, the bullet struck him to his face and passed through his right ear.The shot elicited screams from the entire family as they rushed to the young man’s assistance, while the gunman and his accomplice made good their escape.Ledoux was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), where he underwent emergency surgery and several brain scans. His mother has since said that her son has been experiencing pain in his ear, and she is trying to take him overseas for treatment for his condition.She said he is hearing only a little since the incident.last_img read more

Guyana joins rest of world in observing International Day of Peace

first_imgJust over a week ago, the Guyana Equality Forum (GEF) held its third annual “Peace Day and Fun Day” in observance of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace under the theme, “The Right to Peace: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70.”The Fun Day, which was held at the Guyana National Service (GNS) Ground, saw the participation of members of the GEF organisations and Guyanese from all walks of life. UN Resident Coordinator in Guyana, Mikiko Tanaka delivered opening remarks and officially declared the games open.The UN Resident Coordinator referred to a recent report published by the Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute this year titled “Trapped: Cycles ofSASOD Director Joel SimpsonViolence and Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Persons in Guyana”.Tanaka stated: “The “Trapped” report documents the heart-breaking plight of LGBT Guyanese. The discrimination and bullying that people experience on a daily basis because of their gender and sexual orientation are unacceptable. The act of discrimination or bullying disrespects the dignity of the affected persons, and violates their right to life, liberty, and security.“Furthermore, it fosters hate, prejudice, intolerance and division in society. Ignorance and indifference provide the fertile ground for hate and discrimination to grow like a cancer. It is so important to foster the voice and acts of conscience, reason, courage, compassion and understanding to curb this social cancer,” the UN Representative pleaded.Teams from civil society in Berbice dominated the games, including United Bricklayers, who emerged as the champion team of day, and Comforting Hearts, who placed third at the end of the games. Both groups are based in New Amsterdam.Family Awareness, Consciousness Togetherness (FACT) from Corriverton came in fourth place, while Guyana’s Society Against Sexual Orientation DiscriminationUnited Nations Resident Coordinator in Guyana, Mikiko Tanaka(SASOD) placed second.The top three teams were awarded trophies. Competitors placing first to third received individual medals for all of the activities, which included a series of sprint and relay races, along with novelty games such as lime and spoon, jockey race, sack race, buns-eating competition.The third annual GEF Fun Day provided an opportunity for diverse civil society groups and Guyanese of all walks of life to come together through sports and entertainment to build peace, unity, and social cohesion.This signature GEF event promotes Guyanese civil society working in unison for respect and protection of the rights of all people, regardless of race, age, religion, class, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability status, health status, or any other human characteristic, in keeping with theUnited Bricklayers from New Amsterdam (Joseph Allen photo)mandate of the network.The GEF is a network of civil society groups working cohesively to achieve equal rights and justice for all Guyanese. It currently has 26 registered member organisations from across the coastal regions of the country. SASOD Guyana serves as the secretariat of the GEF. (Brandon Corlette)last_img read more

Alta Loma wins on PKs

first_imgSenior Tyler Ayala scored the game-winning penalty kick as Alta Loma defeated Esperanza 6-5 on penalty kicks after the game was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation in CIF-SS Division I boys soccer second-round play on Wednesday. Nathan Braunwalder scored the only goal in regulation for Alta Loma (16-5-6). He was assisted by Lary Llams. Senior Anthony Paramo scored the game winning penalty kick in the fourth overtime as the Spartans (19-6-4) defeated the Scorpions. Josh Walker scored the clincher and had an assist to Andrew Owens for the Spartans, who advance to the quarterfinals. Hesperia’s Aldred Barrientos and Mario Cisneros each scored. Colton 2, Apple Valley 0 Justin Young and Jose Rincon each scored as the Yellowjackets (17-5-4) defeated the Sun Devils. DIVISION V San Gorgonio 2, Hesperia 2 (San G. wins 5-3 on PKs) center_img Josh Garcia had five saves in his eighth shutout in nine games. DIVISION VI Woodcrest Christian 2, Arrowhead Christian 1 ACA’s Travis Berryman scored on an early penalty kick, but the Royals’ Nolan Chandler scored twice in the second half to secure a second-round win. Goalkeeper Mitch Wiseman made 13 saves for ACA (17-5-3). Scott Kiney made eight saves for Woodcrest Christian (24-1-3). Ontario Christian 3, Sage Hill 2 Zach Oliver scored and assisted a goal as the Knights (15-8-2) knocked off the undefeated Bolts. Kevin DeGroot also had a goal and an assist for Ontario Christian. 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

Man City star Aguero unhurt following car collision

first_imgThe incident has been described as a “minor prang”, with the forward coming away unscathed.The Argentina international has nine goals and two assists in eight matches in all competitions for City this term.The 31-year-old confirmed during the summer transfer window that he intends to return to his boyhood club Independiente in Argentina before retiring after he has completed his Manchester City contract, which runs until 2021.He was not included in Argentina’s squad over the international break for their recent clashes against Ecuador and Germany and is set to be in contention to make an appearance for Pep Guardiola’s side’s upcoming top-flight clash against Crystal Palace.-By Sky Sports–0Shares0000(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The incident has been described as a “minor prang”, with the forward coming away unscathed.LONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 16 – Sergio Aguero is unhurt after being involved in a small car collision on Wednesday morning.Aguero reported to the City Football Academy with the rest of the Manchester City squad as usual, and Sky Sports News understands he did not need to be checked by the club’s medical team.last_img read more

GALLOP DOWN TO CARN FOR A GREAT DAY OF RACING THIS SUNDAY

first_imgThere promises to be a huge turn-out in Inishowen this Sunday for the annual Carndonagh Race Day.The seven race card gets underway at 2.30pm.The event, which takes place at a location close to the Tul na Ri Bar, is billed as a real family event. There will be refreshments and something for everyone.And the good news is that children are absolutely free.And with the weather looking to stay fine for the weekend, you could do worse than to trot down to Carn.GALLOP DOWN TO CARN FOR A GREAT DAY OF RACING THIS SUNDAY was last modified: June 13th, 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:Carndonagh horse racingdonegalInishowenlast_img read more

Library urged for youth camps

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “Many of these children have serious deficiencies in education, which contributes to and drives their delinquency. By providing county library service, the students will become familiar with the library and will understand how the library can benefit them.” At a recent open house at Camp Mendenhall in Lake Hughes, a forest town between Palmdale and Castaic, youths showed off essays and artwork they had created after reading “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Knabe also asked for county officials to identify funding to pay for a bookmobile that would shuttle between probation camps. Using their newly issued library cards, the youths would learn how to use the library in the bookmobile. A report on that proposal is expected in two months. The county Probation Department operates camps Scott and Scudder in Saugus, Mendenhall and the neighboring Camp Munz and the Challenger Memorial Youth Center detention complex in the Antelope Valley. In 1998, Knabe worked with the Probation Department to launch “Operation Read,” a program promoting literacy through the study of a book that coincided with a theatrical release. Some 5,000 youths in county detention camps – five of the facilities in the North County – will be given library cards and possibly access to a mobile library under a program approved this week to improve literacy. The goal is to interest youth offenders in reading and researching through the public libraries, David Sommers, an aide to county Supervisor Don Knabe, said Wednesday. Knabe hopes to expand his efforts to improve literacy by providing library cards and services to children who have gotten in trouble with the law. “It is essential that the students at our probation camps increase their literacy skills,” Knabe said Tuesday in urging the Board of Supervisors to approve the move. That program has since expanded to local elementary and high schools. This year, more than 15,000 students read and studied “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”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

DERRY’S ‘BEST PLAYER’ QUITS AHEAD OF DONEGAL CLASH

first_imgJAMES Kielt has quit the Derry senior championship panel.The Kilrea man, described by Joe Brolly as the county’s best, was left on the bench against Down.He has not turned up for training since, Derry GAA sources confirmed. James Kielt’s decision to quit the panel ahead of the Ulster semi-final against Donegal on June 27 is another blow to the county.Former county star Brolly said he was astonished to see Kielt on the bench at Celtic Park.Cailean O’Boyle and Terence O’Brien were brought on in Celtic Park June 7 while Kielt stayed on the bench.Derry will play Ulster champions Donegal at Clones bidding to reach the final for the first time since 2011. Kielt is a stunning player, able to hit scores from all sorts of long distance options.Donegal meanwhile mauled Armagh last weekend.During the Derry/Down game, Joe Brolly said Donegal manager Rory Gallagher was astonished to see Kielt on the bench. DERRY’S ‘BEST PLAYER’ QUITS AHEAD OF DONEGAL CLASH was last modified: June 18th, 2015 by John2Share 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:DerrydonegalJames Kieltquitslast_img read more

AVB ‘on brink of being sacked’

first_imgAndre Villas-Boas is on the brink of being sacked as Chelsea boss after failing to quell a dressing room mutiny, the Sunday Express declare.They say that despite Chelsea’s win over Bolton yesterday, owner Roman Abramovich is to concede that his gamble to appoint AVB in the summer has failed.It is claimed the Russian has been told by his advisors that the time has come to make a change.Meanwhile, the Sunday Mirror say Abramovich has intervened to make it clear that Ashley Cole must stay at the club.Last week it was reported that the Russian wanted Cole to be sold after an apparent row between the player and AVB.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Round-up: Jose unhappy, penalty ‘harsh’, QPR fans hailed, Bees win, Fulham draw

first_imgChelsea won the west London derby, but Jose Mourinho was unhappy after his team’s 2-1 victory against QPR at Stamford Bridge. The Blues boss criticised his players for their below-par performance and bemoaned the lack of atmosphere in the ground.Eden Hazard scored the winner from the penalty spot after Eduardo Vargas was adjudged to have fouled him in the box, a decision Rangers manager Harry Redknapp felt was harsh.Redknapp praised his players, having declared ahead of the game that the team was finally beginning to gel after a poor start to the season.Chairman Tony Fernandes praised QPR’s players and “amazing” fans on Twitter after the game.Meanwhile, a late Stuart Dallas goal gave Brentford a 2-1 victory against Derby at Griffin Park.Andre Gray also scored for the Bees, with manager Mark Warburton revealing that a pep talk with the striker following his recent goal drought appeared to do the trick.Steve McClaren was far less happy – the Derby boss rued his team’s lack of composure after the hosts came from behind to beat them.Warburton also insisted he has no plans to bring in striker Danny Graham from Sunderland, who was touted for a loan move.And Bryan Ruiz scored twice for Fulham as they drew 3-3 at Wigan, where both teams ended the match with 10 men.It was the Whites’ first game since Kit Symons was confirmed as manager. He praised their resilience after Ruiz’s late penalty rescued a point.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more