“Do The Honorable Thing and Resign”

first_imgThe ongoing stalemate in the Liberia Basketball Association (LBA), which began more than three months owing to the unremitting contest for “legitimacy and expiration of tenure,” has been attributed to the failure of the outgoing basketball president to “honorably resign.”Ali Sylla, co-chairman of the Liberia Basketball Presidents Association (LBPA) has restated his plea to the outgoing President Rufus Anderson to resign on principle to enable him keep his “honor” intact.He made the assertion yesterday in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer on the Campus of the Muslim Congress High School on Mechlin Street.Sylla, who is also the founder and president of 2nd division basketball team D Rocks, said the continuous hanging on until the bitter end would not only hamper the game but affects his (Rufus Anderson’s) integrity and consequently result to him hanging his head in shame.“Some months ago, I was the first stakeholder who called for the resignation of Rufus Anderson for the promotion and development of basketball owing to the decline of the league and the lack of accountable,” Mr. Sylla said.He added, “I am again calling on Mr. Anderson to honorably resign in order for us to easily go to elections.“If he resigns, I don’t think it would be a cowardly resignation but rather it’s an honorable one – because it would be for the sake of the over 50,000 kids who are playing the game.”The LBPA co-chairman thanked the Ministry of Youth and Sports for seeking the involvement of the continental governing body, FIBA-Africa to avoid political interference.Sylla said they anticipate FIBA-Africa would begin its investigation by requesting the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) through the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC) to help and expedite the resolution of the crisis.When contacted a source from Anderson told the Daily Observer that he is waiting for the intervention of FIBA-Africa.It may be recalled FIBA-Africa vowed to offer requisite provisions that would lead to finding a “relevant solution” in the leadership crisis of the Liberia Basketball Association (LBA) but did not say how and when.FIBA Africa’s letter was a reply owing to a two-page letter of complaint from the Deputy Sports Minister, Henry B. Yonton on the basketball leadership crisis.Minister Yonton said the aggrieved stakeholders raised five issues, which include: the violation of the constitution of the LBA by Mr. Rufus Anderson, for not holding elections the fourth year of his term and make his administration illegitimate and that club(s) that didn’t participate in the immediate past season should not be eligible for the congress.Meanwhile, Sylla has revealed plans to host a 6-team basketball tournament, which is expected to bring together four male teams and two female teams.“The pre-season tournament is intended to scrap the rust from the players and help to keep them in form,” Sylla said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fort St. John celebrates Fire Prevention Week

first_imgHowever, the event at Home Hardware will take place on October 4, running from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.If you would like to learn more about fire prevention, Caughill says not hesitate calling 250 785 4333 for more information. Fort St. John Fire Prevention Officer, Simon Caughill says this year’s theme is ‘Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives,’ which he says speak true to its importance.“Seventy per cent of fatal fires are the result of not having a working smoke alarm,” Caughill said.The take way from this year’s theme is ensuring residents have a working smoke alarm, that it’s tested regularly each month, the batteries are changed once a year and of course, the overall prevention of fires.- Advertisement -Some things to look forward to during Fire Prevention Day at Home Hardware include fire trucks, some of which will have the slide deployed, the fire safety house, bouncy castles and goodies for the children, a barbeque and even the opportunity to use some of their equipment.“There will be fire extinguisher demonstrations where the public can actually discharge a fire extinguisher with a live fire,” Caughill went on to say. “Hose lines (will be) deployed for the kids and they can practice with an actual fire hose and hitting the target.”This year’s Fire Prevention Week is however more low-key than usual, as Caughill says they won’t be heading into middle school classrooms, explaining that the fire department “didn’t want to take away anymore time from the kids” amid the return of school after the months long strike.Advertisement “We’re going to be doing the ‘Fire Chief for the Day’ this year,” Caughill said. “We’ll be in touch with the schools early next week.”Fire Prevention Week is on a national scale, created by the National Fire Prevention Association and celebrated across North America.“It originated back from the Great Chicago Fire where hundreds of thousands of people were displaced… just to bring safety awareness to the general public.”Fire Prevention Week runs this year from October 5 – 11.Advertisementlast_img read more

Wilkins warns Man United: You can’t keep relying on De Gea

first_imgRay Wilkins claims the brilliance of David De Gea is masking Manchester United’s defensive problems and insists his old club are NOT title contenders.United made it six straight wins in the Premier League by beating Liverpool 3-0 on Sunday but they were indebted to De Gea, who continued his rich vein of form with numerous stunning saves to keep the visitors out at Old Trafford.And Wilkins, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, warned Louis van Gaal he cannot keep relying on the Spanish shot-stopper.In response to Danny Murphy’s view United are not good enough defensively to challenge for the title, Wilkins said: “I would agree, 100 per cent. De Gea against Southampton was unbelievable as well but he can’t keep being unbelievable. They will concede. There is no doubt about that.“I was listening to the commentary yesterday and I heard someone say it could be the luckiest six game winning run he has ever seen.”last_img read more


first_imgDouble-killer John Gallagher will know next week if a prosecution brought against him for absconding from custody will be struck out.The 46 year old, who killed mother and daughter Annie and Anne Gillespie in the grounds of Sligo General Hospital in 1988, was released from the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum in Dublin on June 29th last.The Lifford man had given himself up six weeks earlier as had been exclusively revealed by Donegal Daily. He was found guilty but insane at his trial in 1989 and had absconded in 2000 after spending 12 years at the facility.His release in June came with a number of conditions but he has been allowed to visit his mother at her home at Post Office Lane in Lifford, Co Donegal.A summons for absconding from custody had been issued after he originally left the Central Mental Hospital in 2000.In July this year, the DPP authorised another one, by which time he had been released from the facility. He is now living with his wife and children in Strabane, Co Tyrone.His prosecution for absconding from custody was before Dublin District Court yesterday. He was not in the courtroom but Judge Catherine Murphy was told that he was “close by”.Garda Sgt Ivan Howlin said that on July 7th, he and Garda Michael Lynch travelled to Lifford to serve the summons on Mr Gallagher but he was not present.Garda Sgt Howlin said some of the Gallaghers still lived there and a business operates at Post Office Lane.He also thought Mr Gallagher still had links to the family’s transport business. He said he spoke to Christopher Gallagher, the accused’s brother, for about half an hour. He said Christopher made a phone call and assured him that he would give the summons to John Gallagher. He said the summons was in an envelope that was left with Christopher.Christopher Gallagher told the court that he did not know what the envelope contained. He said John Gallagher regularly came over the Border to visit their mother but added that he had no connections with any Gallagher business operating out of Post Office Lane.He also told the court that when the gardaí arrived he was shocked as it was about 10 days after his brother had been released from the hospital in Dundrum. “I thought this was over. I was amazed when these two gentlemen arrived,” he said.“They never told me what it was. They told me it was documentation that was important that John had to get,” he said.He said that when the gardaí arrived he phoned John Gallagher’s house in Strabane but was told by his sister-in-law that he had gone out with their children.Defence solicitor Dara Robinson argued that the summons was not correctly served in accordance with the District Court’s rules. He said the Lifford address is no longer John Gallagher’s home or place of work and he asked the court to strike out the case.He said John Gallagher had not used that Donegal address since the 1980s. Since then he has had two addresses, the Central Mental Hospital and his current one in the North.Judge Murphy said she would give her decision next week.JUDGE TO DECIDE NEXT WEEK IF KILLER GALLAGHER WILL FACE CHARGES FOR ABSCONDING was last modified: October 24th, 2012 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:ABSCONDEDCentral Mental HospitalDOUBLE KILLERJohn GallagherLiffordlast_img read more

Driver with coke and cannabis on board banned for a year

first_imgA Burnfoot man who tested positive for cocaine and cannabis at a Garda checkpoint has been banned from driving for one year.Martin Quinn, 21 from Annaslee, Burnfoot, was charged with drug driving at Shore Road, Buncrana, on Sunday, Ocotber 14, 2018, when he appeared before Buncrana District Court. Mr. Quinn contested the charge against him at the court, which was sitting at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel.Garda Thomas Duggan told the court that he was conducting a checkpoint at Shore Road, Buncrana, along with Garda Shaun McLaughlin.He said at 4.43pm he stopped a grey VW Golf being driven by Mr. Quinn.“He passed a roadside breath test but because this was a MIT [mandatory intoxication testing] checkpoint I asked him to sample for the oral fluid test,” Gda. Duggan said.“I noted that his pupils were dilated as I brought him around the back of the patrol car.”Garda Shaun McLaughlin said he made a demand of Mr. Quinn to provide a specimen of oral fluid, informing him that failure or refusal to do so was an offence.“He admitted he had cocaine last night so I cautioned him but as I went to process his sample on the machine it switched off,” explained Gda. McLaughlin.The Garda told Mr. Quinn he had to complete the testing at the Garda Station.“I explained to him he was not under arrest and he agreed to come with us. We arrived at the station within three minutes and at 5.04pm Mr. Quinn’s sample tested positive for the presence of cocaine and cannabis.”Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian argued that his client was brought to the Garda Station under threat of arrest, saying at no point was he told that he was free to leave.Gda. McLaughlin said the word ‘threat’ was very strong and at no point did Mr. Quinn ask if he was ‘free to go’.“He was either free to go or he wasn’t, but crucially he wasn’t told this,” said solicitor Dorrian.“He couldn’t make an informed decision if he wasn’t told everything. Also there is no evidence of any kind that Garda Duggan formed an opinion about my client’s driving – there is no evidence of his demeanour or a compliant about his driving – so I would submit that he was in unlawful custody.”Garda Inspector David Durkan said Mr. Quinn came to the Garda Station voluntarily and the process was carried out lawfully.Mr. Dorrian also contended that to comply with the law the test must be carried out ‘in the vicinity’ of the MIT checkpoint.“Buncrana Garda Station is not in the vicinity of the Shore Road,” said Mr. Dorrian.“The act says it must be conducted in the vicinity of the public place where the test was started – the Garda Station is also not a public place – you can’t get into the area where the test was carried out without a code.”Gda. McLaughlin the Garda Station is three minutes away from their location on the Shore Road.“The demand was made at the Shore Road and the sample was provided at the Shore Road, the testing was then carried out at the Garda Station,” he added.Insp. Durkan added that the journey is acceptable to be classed as being in the vicinity.Judge Paul Kelly said Quinn was not in custody when the swab was taken and nothing else was obtained from him at the Garda Station, other than the reading of the test.He added that Garda Duggan was not required to form an opinion under the act and found that the 21-year-old had a case to meet.Judge Kelly fined Quinn €250 for drug driving and banned him from driving for one year as it was his first offence. He postponed the driving ban until January 1, 2020.Driver with coke and cannabis on board banned for a year was last modified: July 22nd, 2019 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:BurnfootcaughtcocainecourtdrivingGardailast_img read more

Coetzee ends career with record 282nd goal

first_img17 June 2014The Investec South Africa women’s hockey team defeated Japan 2-0 on Friday to finish ninth at the Hockey World Cup in The Hague in the final match of Pietie Coetzee’s illustrious international career.Coetzee, the world record goal-scorer, netted her 282nd goal in her 287th test match to give South Africa the lead after 59 minutes.Her penalty corner success, which came via a trademark drag-flick, was followed in the 69th minute by a goal from Dirkie Chamberlain, who scored from the penalty spot, after fellow striker Kathleen Taylor was upended in Japanese D.Playoff rematchJapan goalkeeper Yuka Yoshikawa had plenty to do in a repeat of the London Olympic Games playoff for ninth place, which the Japanese had won in extra time.She made a number of fine saves, while at the other end of the pitch her counterpart Anelle Deventer mixed lengthy periods of inactivity with two crucial saves at close-range.South Africa were were again lacking at penalty corner time, scoring just once from nine corners, while Japan managed only one goal-scoring chance from the set-piece play.As they had in the majority of their matches, the world number 11 South Africans dominated the statistics against the world’s ninth-ranked team. The victory sets them up well for the Investec Cup, which takes place in London in July, to be followed by the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.Amazing careerLooking back on the amazing career of Pietie Coetzee, perhaps the most amazing statistic is that she achieved so much despite retiring for five years at the age of 27, when at the peak of her powers.Coetzee, who was a late call-up for the tournament in The Hague and played as a right half instead of her usual position of striker, played the game for enjoyment and admitted said that she was burnt out to a degree from the goal-scoring pressure and expectations.In 2011, at the Champions Challenge tournament in Dublin, Ireland, Coetzee broke Russian Natalya Krasnikova’s world record 220 of goals with a first-half hat-trick that fittingly consisted of every method of scoring in hockey – a field goal, a penalty stroke and a penalty corner – in a match against the USA.Return from retirementShe first retired in 2005, having scored 189 goals in 191 test matches. However, with Giles Bonnet newly installed in the coaching hot seat, sharpshooter Coetzee returned five years later at the Hockey World Cup 2010 in Rosario, Argentina, and carried on where she left off, adding 93 more goals in just 96 test matches.Modest and never one to be impressed by records, especially her goal tally, Coetzee always emphasised that it was the team that counted.An iconic figure in women’s sport in South Africa, she runs coaching clinics as a professional coach, which is a business she hopes to build now that she had retired.Coetzee made her debut as a 16-year-old, Grade 11, schoolgirl at a tournament in the United States in 1996. She played in three Olympic Games – Sydney, Australia in 2000, Athens, Greece in 2004 and in London 2012 – as well as two World Cups, at Delhi in India in 2010 and finally, The Hague in The Netherlands in 2014.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Google Maps Navigation: The First Killer App for Android 2.0

first_imgTags:#Google#news#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Android 2.0 just got its first killer app: Google Maps Navigation. Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0 will be available for free and will be part of the default Google Maps app on Android 2.0 phones. The service offers all the features that users expect from a modern GPS app, including traffic data, 3D view and turn-by-turn voice guidance. Because it’s connected to the Google cloud, the app can also display street view images, satellite imagery and real-time traffic data. Google also implemented a voice recognition feature.Disrupting the Mapping Industry One App at a TimeTwo weeks ago, Google severed some of its ties with Tele Atlas in the US and started to display its own mapping data instead. Today’s launch of the Maps Navigation app explains why Google decided to do this. Google can now display these maps without having to pay royalties to a third party and without having to negotiate a new contract with Tele Atlas. Top Features According to Google:The most recent map and business dataSearch in plain EnglishSearch by voiceTraffic viewSearch along routeSatellite viewStreet ViewBy making this a free product, Google is disrupting the mapping and GPS navigation market. Mapping companies like Tele Atlas or NAVTEQ make their money by licensing their data to GPS developers like TomTom or Navigon. Google, on the other hand, can give this product away for free.For now, the app will only be available on the Droid, but in a press conference earlier this morning, Google also said that these navigation capabilities would eventually come to other phones, including the iPhone. center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Oxygen: A Desktop Network Connected to the Cloud

first_imgYou may know Dropbox. It’s the wildly popular file storage and syncing service that is driving the geek set gaga. You may also know Box.net. It’s the Web-based file storage and collaboration service.Now meet Oxygen Cloud. We’re not talking about a cloud for that cable network with a distinct feminine edge. Still, the logo is a cute pink. At least one fellow blogger at Enterprise 2.0 asked me if they were selling Oprah….in the cloud. He was serious.Instead, Oxygen Cloud is a desktop file sharing service that combines storage and collaboration features in a cloud-based environment. It may sound odd to think of Oxygen as a cloud-based service on your desktop. But you can pretty much mix anything with the cloud these days. The desktop fits in a cloud environment as a symbol for the relationship between the Web and traditional work environments. Open the icon on your desktop or on any device and the cloud is right there. Dropbox has the feature. It’s a Nomadesk feature, too. Nomadesk considers itself to have a collaborative component so the combination Oxygen Cloud provides is not unprecedented.But there is a gap in the market. Data storage and collaboration are not often viewed in the same context. But they are forces that can be networked together by using the desktop as an abstraction to the concept of the cloud. Collaboration is still the hot topic. Any number of companies are working on developing services that provide sharing, co-editing, activity streams and associated features. Several popped up at the Enterprise 2.0 conference.On the contrary, we did not hear much discussion at Enterprise 2.0 about data storage and the amount of structured and unstructered data that is being produced. The amount of data in an enterprise environment will only scale. Oxygen believes that bringing these forces together create a synergy that provided a place to oput all the dat an collaborate around it, too. The service won’t be available until later this summer so we will have to wait for it to go live before testing it out.But we did get the chance to sit down with Founder and CEO Peter Chang at Enterprise 2.0 last week.Chang says the Web is not really a place where the enterprise does its work. We’d care to differ a bit on that premise but we can agree that the ability to divest the Web storage from collaboration makes some sense. It may also have some value to serve as a way to mend the relationship between data storage and sharing.The Oxygen Cloud desktop environment permits people to share files in an end-to-end secure network. Files can be shared in a virtual environment that is connected to a public cloud. In that way, Oxygen Cloud acts as a super broker for Amazon or other cloud services. The data is securely stored. But the people can see the content in the same place. It’s a method of packaging that can solve a few problems. It helps mitigate the data storage question. And people can share document in what Oxygen maintains is a secure environment.Oxygen will also provide a do-it-yourself private cloud through a partnership with Data Robotics. Bandwidth is one of the issues with a service like Oxygen. The company says a private cloud environment may resolve issues with Internet latency.Oxyen Cloud is subsidiary of LeapFILe, which provides secure file transfer services to the Fortune 500. It’s this pedigree that gives the service some additional strength. They are in a position to bridge that file storage experience. Oxgen Cloud combines collaboration so it is not a pure file storage service. In that respect it is a bit of a departure for LeapFile. We’ll see how things look once the beta goes live. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img alex williams Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#news#saas 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Goods train catches fire near Dahanu Road, several trains cancelled

first_imgFire on a goods train gutted down two coaches on Thursday night near Dahanu Road, leading to several trains being cancelled and services affected on Friday morning. The incident occured around 10.35 p.m. on Thursday on the Uttar Pradesh line (towards Mumbai) between Dahanu Road and Vangaon station. According to railway officials, the overhead equipment had melted due to the fire and as a result traffic services in that section were completely disrupted on Friday morning. There were no casualties reported.The line was made operational at 9.10 a.m. on Friday. While the Down Line had been restored 1.35 a.m. after repair works carried out over night, services were operating with speed restrictions.Due to the fire, 12 trains had to be either cancelled or short-terminated, including the Mumbai-Surat Flying Ranee. Suburban services in the morning were being operated till Boisar, before the UP line was made operational. Four long-distance trains were also diverted, including the Pune-Ahmedabad Duronto Express.            List of Affected TrainsDIVERTED TRAINS11095(ADI-PUNE) JCO 8/11/18  DRD ARR 0.55  DIVERTED VIA BHET-JL,12298(PA-ADI) DURANTO JCO 8/11/18 DIVERTED VIA KYN, JL, ST22475(HSR-CBE) JCO 8/11/18 VIA BHET-JL12264(NZM-PUNE) JCO 8/11/18 VIA BHET-JL22944(IND-PA) JCO 8/11/18 VIA BHET-JLOTHER AFFECTED TRAINS69173 (Virar- Dahanu Rd) of 8-11-2018 & 69174 (Dahanu Rd– Borivali ) JCO 9-11-2018 are cancelled.59442 (Ahmedabad- Mumbai Central ) JCO 8-11-2018 Will Be Short Terminated at Vapi  & reversed as 59439 ex Vapi.59024/59023 (Valsad-Mumbai Central-Valsad) & 12935(Bandra T-Surat)  JCO 9-11-2018 are Cancelled.22954 (Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central) JCO  9-11-2018 is short terminated at Surat & wl be reversed as 22953 ex Surat to Ahmedabad ie will be cancelled bet ST- MMCT-Surat.12922/12921 (Surat-Mumbai Central-Surat) JCO 9-11-2018 Is Cancelled.59038(Surat -Virar) JCO 9-11-2018 Is Short terminated  at Valsad.19016(Porbandar Mumbai Central) JCO 8-11-18 is short terminated at Surat & reversed as 19015 JCO 9-11-18  ex Surat to Porbander22444 (Bandra T–Kanpur Cntrl ) JCO 9-11-18 sch departure 5.10 hrs is Rescheduled at 8.05 hrs.12009(Mumbai Central -Ahmedabad ) JCO 9-11-2018  sch departure 6.25 hrs, is rescheduled at  8.25 hrs.19023(Mumbai Central -Firozpur ) JCO 9-11-2018 scheduled departure at 7.25 hrs is Rescheduled at 10.20 hrs i.e. 2.55 Late.12922/12921 (Surat-Mumbai Central-Surat ) JCO 9-11-2018 Is Cancelled.59038(Surat-Virar) JCO 9-11-2018 Is Short terminated at Valsad.19016(Porbandar – Mumbai Central) JCO 8-11-2018 is short terminated at Surat & reversed as 19015 JCO 9-11-18  ex Surat to Porbander.12932 (Ahmedabad -Mumbai Central) JCO  9-11-2018 is short terminated at Valsad  & reversed as 12931 ex Valsad to Ahmedabad.12934 (Ahmedabad -Mumbai Central ) JCO  9-11-2018 is short terminated at VAPI & reversed as 12933 ex VAPI  to Ahmedabad.59441(Mumbai Central -Ahmedabad ) JCO 8-11-2018 is short terminated at Vasai Road and cancelled between Vasai Road-Ahmedabad .17204(CAO – Bhavnagar ) JCO 8-11-2018  diverted Via Jalgaon-Surat.15068(Bandra Terminus -Gorakhpur) JCO 9-11-2018  diverted Via Vasai Road -Kalyan -Jalgaon.61002 (Domivli-Boisar) of 9-11-18 is short Terminated at Vasai Rd & Cancelled bet Vasai Rd -Boisar.61001 Boisar-Vasai Rd of 9-11-18 is cancelled. 69164 Dahanu Rd–Panvel of 9-11-18 is Cancelled bet Dahanu Rd -Vasai Rd12936 (Surat – Bandra T) of 9-11-18 will be Cancelled. 59039 (Virar-Valsad ) of 9-11-2018 is Cancelled.last_img read more

Pacquiao’s dream league comes to reality; Parañaque wins

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers “There are lots of places which wanted to join,” he said as the league organizers opted to limit the participating teams to just 10. “Once it grows, it will be like the NBA. If they have East and West, here we can have North and South.”MPBL’s first conference, named the Anta Rajah Cup, tipped off at the historic Big Dome with Daniel de Guzman of Parañaque scoring the league’s first basket.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Paranaque Patriots withstood the Caloocan Supremos, 70-60, to open the festivities, with Gab Dagangon leading the way with 20 points and nine rebounds.Also seeing action in the league are Bataan Defenders, Batangas Tanduay Athletics, Bulacan Kuyas, Imus Bandera, Muntinlupa Cagers, Navotas Clutch, Quezon City Capitals, and Valenzuela Classics. Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ahanmisi powers Akari-Adamson in thrilling win over Marinerong Pilipino Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Pacquiao couldn’t help but beam with pride seeing his dream turn into reality.“This has been in the works for over a year, and we tried to find the formula to make this good and involve the mass in this league. The LGUs are involved and we’re including the localities here, both the cities and the provinces,” he said.The eight division boxing world champion also believes that the MPBL will be vital in finding new gems in the local level, same as to how he got his break in the pug-fighting scene.“I got into boxing when I was young because weekly, there were fights staged in our place. I see it the same way here, that we can do that in basketball,” said the 39-year-old public servant.“In time, we can discover good basketball players because anybody can play here. Those who are already old but are still good can play, while the young players who are also good are given a chance, not just to play in a league but also be seen by the whole country.”ADVERTISEMENT MPBL founder Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonFinally unveiling his Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) on Thursday, founder Sen. Manny Pacquiao only has big dreams for the program moving forward.So big are those ambitions that he sees the newly founded league turning to something reminiscent of that of the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View commentslast_img read more