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Icardi signals his intention amid Chelsea and Man United transfer links

By on December 26, 2019

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE REVEALED no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REPLY Despite his club form, Icardi didn’t make the Argentina squad and will not also not face his compatriot Lionel Messi in the Champions League game.The Barca ace fractured his arm and has been ruled out for three weeks. Both clubs are currently level on points in Group B having won both games so far. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Inter captain Mauro Icardi has no intention of leaving the club as the former Barcelona academy player prepares to return to the Camp Nou.Icardi’s displays over the last few seasons has seen him linked with Real Madrid as well as Premier League clubs Chelsea and Man United. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED shining Most popular football news 2 RANKED huge blow The 25-year-old scored 29 Serie A goals last season and his displays this term have also caught the eye where his predatory instincts has seen him score important goals against Milan and Tottenham.He is out of contract in 2021, but speaking ahead of the Champions League game against Barcelona, the Argentina international said he is settled in Italy.“As I have said so many times, I am very well in Milano, I feel very good at Inter, my family is very good in Milano and right now I don’t have any intention to leave,” he said.“I had [a] few offers last summer but right now I don’t feel the need or the desire to leave Milano.” Icardi celebrates his late winner against Milan Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 BEST OF Icardi spent three years at Barca before joining Sampdoria in 2011 and then Inter in 2013 where he has won the league’s Golden Boot award twice.“Playing for Barcelona’s academy was a very important time for me and my career, as I learned a great deal here. I started my career here and facing them as a player in the Champions League is undoubtedly special and exciting.“However, when I had the chance to come to Italy with Sampdoria, I didn’t need to think twice. It was the right decision for me and my representatives.” Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The Inter captain scored a screamer to draw his side level against Spurs in the Champions League Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester starslast_img read more

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CASSIDY – “GAOTH DOBHAIR GAA CLUB IS IN THE ‘GUTTER’ DUE TO BACK-STABBING

By on December 22, 2019

first_imgFormer Donegal GAA star Kevin Cassidy has voiced his dismay at the current state of his own GAA club Gaoth Dobhair.Cassidy launched a venomous attack on the club’s hierarchy and said many club volunteers involved in the boardroom are responsible for destroying the club. He said the current climate of back-stabbing and politics behind closed doors has resulted in the club being left as he describes as in the ‘gutter’.Cassidy doesn’t hold back in the hard hitting column in the GAA paper – ‘The Gaelic Life’ earlier this week.Cassidy has said it’s inexcusable for a club that has so many talented players at their disposal to be performing so poorly year-on-year.Gaoth Dobhair had SIX players on the Donegal minor team that reached the All-Ireland final in 2014, and have THREE on the current Donega senior panel . Cassidy said, “As I sit here today I wonder how my club went from where it was, to where it is now. In my eyes we are one of the biggest clubs in Ulster never mind Donegal and we should be competing in Donegal year in year out.“To give you a sense of the talent at our disposal we had six players on the county minor team that got to the All-Ireland final last year.“We had five on this year’s minor panel and then you have Neil and Eamonn McGee and Odhran McNiallais on the senior panel.“When you put those players along with the rest of us we should have enough to at least to compete in any county, but for a number of reasons we haven’t been doing that.“Our senior teams have failed to get out of our group this past three years and haven’t contested as much as a semi final since 2008.“Whether we like it or not, the GAA is the most political non-political party in the country and it is those type of back-stabbing politics that destroy good clubs. “Some people in our club may not like me for saying this but our club is in the gutter at the minute and it’s time something was done about it.CASSIDY – “GAOTH DOBHAIR GAA CLUB IS IN THE ‘GUTTER’ DUE TO BACK-STABBING was last modified: October 5th, 2015 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:GAAHome-page Sportnewslast_img read more

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Photos: Oakland A’s release new renderings of their proposed Howard Terminal stadium

By on December 20, 2019

first_imgThe Oakland A’s are showing off the newest renderings of their proposed 35,000-seat ballpark at Howard Terminal near Jack London Square.The Port of Oakland’s board of commissioners have approved giving the A’s four years to conduct an environmental review and obtain land use permits, steps needed for them to eventually lease the 50-acre site. The team plans to play ball at the new stadium by 2023.The A’s also released new renderings of their plans for the existing Coliseum site. …last_img read more

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Drawing expats back to SA

By on December 18, 2019

first_imgSouth Africans at Homecoming Revolution’sentrepreneurship seminar in the UKin May 2009.(Image: Homecoming Revolution) Nomsa Mthembu plans to come backto South Africa soon.(Image: University of Derby)MEDIA CONTACTS• Brigitte LightfootHomecoming Revolution+27 11 327 3668Brigitte@homecomingrevolution.co.zaRELATED ARTICLES• SA a favourite among expats• More SA expats plan to return• Joburg cheapest city for expats• South African banker soars in AustraliaBongani NkosiNomsa Mthembu, a 34-year-old South African tourism consultant, has been living in the UK for the past seven years, but now she wants to return home.Before she makes the final decision, boards that plane and flies back, she wants to be sure of potential job opportunities. For this she’s banking on the 2010 Homecoming Revolution London event taking place at the Kensington Olympia Conference Centre on 20 and 21 March.“I am looking forward to going to the conference, I would like to know what companies are offering jobs and I’m willing to talk to people,” said Mthembu, who graduated with a BA Honours in travel and tourism management from the UK’s Derby University in December 2009.“I am expecting to get more information from companies and generally find out what is going on back home.”The annual event, now in its fourth year, will host about 38 South African companies offering job opportunities and recruitment programmes for suitably skilled expats. “We’ve got great companies coming with us to recruit South Africans who want to come back home,” said Brigitte Lightfoot of the Homecoming Revolution.The event – boasting speakers such as University of Pretoria Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Cheryl de la Rey, Bafana Bafana captain Aaron Mokoena and a range of company executives – has attracted high-profile corporates such as Eskom, South African Breweries, the CSIR, First National Bank (FNB), Nedbank, Group Five, Investec Bank and many others.“The companies are coming mainly to recruit … it’s also an opportunity for them to tap into new skills,” Lightfoot said.South African recruitment agencies will also be there to broaden the scope, she added.Bite of UK recessionMthembu, who was born in KwaMashu in KwaZulu-Natal, currently lives and works in Manchester. She relocated to further her studies, and said she was offered jobs there even before she graduated.“At the moment I work in the hospitality industry, which I love,” she said. “I have been working and studying at the same time – it has been hectic.“If I had my way I would come home tomorrow, I am tired of running around like a headless chicken.”But Mthembu said she doesn’t “regret coming here, [as] I have achieved so much academically and financially”.Her desire to return home is driven by ambitions to advance in and contribute to South Africa’s growing tourism industry, she said. “It takes time to get a promotion at work here – unlike back home.”She said she’s noticed that job opportunities in the UK have shrunk somewhat due to the recession, which hit the UK hard in late 2008.Interest in the Homecoming eventMthembu said most South Africans she knows in the UK have bought tickets and she’s predicting a full house in Olympia.“It will be full – I can promise you that. Everyone I know has bought tickets for the event,” she said. “People want to go home, there is no place like home.”Last year’s event, also held in London, attracted about 1 200 South Africans. Lightfoot said she’s sure the 2010 turnout will be even better. “It’s really exciting this year,” said Lightfoot, who previously lived in the UK for six years.Reversing the ‘brain-drain’The Homecoming Revolution is an NGO that encourages and helps South Africans abroad to return home. Supported by FNB, the organisation helps address the skills shortage in the country, which spiked in the 1990s.“We’ve seen an increase in the number of people wanting to come back to South Africa,” Lightfoot said. “We get a lot of enquiries about South Africa from people abroad.”Besides facilitating the journey back home, the organisation also helps expats find jobs through its online careers portal.‘SA tourism booming’There are plenty of opportunities in South Africa’s growing tourism industry, Mthembu believes. In 2008 the industry contributed R25.8-billion (US$3.3-billion) to the national GDP, attracting about 42.5-million local and international tourists.“South African tourism is big,” she said. “I learned more about it when I came here. Even though I worked in the travel industry back home, there are some issues I did not know about.”She now has a greater understanding of the various multinationals that own hotel chains in South Africa, which has helped her assess the scope of opportunities back home.“I have travelled to Spain, Italy, Germany and Greece and – guess what – South Africa has got the best five-star hotels,” said Mthembu.last_img read more

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Standard Bank on global ‘green 100’

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first_img25 January 2013South Africa’s Standard Bank has been ranked 98th on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list, released during the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday.Standard Bank came in as one of nine banks, and the only African company, on the list of the 100 top-performing stocks worldwide according to a range of sector-specific “sustainability” measures.The list is published annually by Canadian media and investment research company Corporate Knights, which commissions independent data collection for the project through direct engagement with the 350 companies that make the project’s shortlist, chosen from approximately 4 000 global mid- and large-cap stocks worldwide.Canada and the United States led the way in country representation, each with 10 companies on this year’s list, followed by Australia, Britain and France, each with nine. Overall, the Global 100 drew companies from 22 countries on six continents.Belgium-based materials technology and recycling company Umicore topped the list, followed by Brazil’s Natura Cosmeticos, Norwegian energy firm Statoil, Finnish energy firm Neste Oil, and Danish pharmaceuticals and biotechnology company Novo Nordisk.Standard Bank’s head of sustainability management, Karin Ireton, told news publication Business Day that the group had made “significant investments in renewable energy, providing both debt financing and advisory services to project developers in South African renewable energy programmes.“Our carbon finance team has also made a great contribution to cleaner development in many emerging markets countries by innovating in the use of carbon credits, by working in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme and other agencies enabling practical, life-changing opportunities,” Ireton told Business Day.Corporate Knights CEO Toby Heaps said the Global 100 companies “are leading a resource productivity revolution, transforming waste into treasure and doing more with less. They are steering our civilization away from ecological overshoot and back to a place of balance with our planet.”Doug Morrow, vice-president of research at Corporate Knights, said the Global 100 was “one of the few equity indexes that we are aware of that has outperformed the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) – the Global 100’s benchmark – by over 900 bps over the last eight years.“It turns out that our methodology for stock selection in the Global 100 is a strong proxy for corporate operational efficiency, which has been an increasingly important driver of stock returns in recent years,” Morrow said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Former teacher empowers others through creativity

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first_imgMarjolein Gamble is a former pre-primary and primary school teacher who was inspired by a fondness for creativity to create sustainable products and empower local workers.Marjolein Gamble has made a living from her pencil drawn greeting cards, as above, and shweshwe fashion designs. Most of her products are made from recyclable materials. (Image: Carte-Blanche.com)Marjolein Gamble started with blank cards on which she drew with colour pencils and printed on recycled local paper. This is where the name ‘Carte-Blanche’ came from. According to the Oxford dictionary, this French term means “a blank piece of paper to be filled in as the possessor pleases”.Today Gamble sells a variety of products such as: artistic blank greeting cards; notebooks made from recycled card and paper; shweshwe shoulder bags; reversible peak hats, shirts and shorts; shweshwe and canvas aprons; printed shoulder bags; and decorative glow in the dark shapes.Sustainability is the key focus for Carte-Blanche and Gamble sources locally manufactured and environmentally friendly materials.Carte-Blanche is in its infancy but already creates a lot of regular work and employs a few locals on a part-time and contract basis.Carte-Blanche invites you to buy good quality products and clothes which are affordable, artistic and which support our local artisans and resources.Their website is www.carteblanchecards.com.last_img read more

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Ex-NBA player sentenced to prison for selling stolen guns

By on November 30, 2019

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Evidence presented at trial showed the 44-year-old Driggers bought 30 of 111 Rugers stolen by gang members in 2015 from a rail car parked in a rail yard and quickly resold 29 of them. Only 19 guns have been recovered.In asking for the maximum sentence of 10 years, prosecutors said Driggers’ actions have contributed to the “very dark place” Chicago finds itself in when it comes to gun violence.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDriggers on Thursday again denied ever selling guns.Drafted by Celtics in 1996, Driggers appeared in 15 games that season. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight CHICAGO — An eight-year prison sentence has been handed to a former Boston Celtics player found guilty of receiving guns stolen off a freight train in Chicago.Nate Driggers was found guilty in April of being a convicted felon in possession of stolen guns.ADVERTISEMENT TOTAL Excellium revs up for the third leg of the Toyota Vios Cup Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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No title repeat: Cubs bow out in Game 5 against Dodgers

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first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH After twice fending off elimination during their October title defense, the Cubs had nothing left for Game 5 of their NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.Jose Quintana got knocked out early, the offense was shut down by Clayton Kershaw and the Cubs fell 11-1 on Thursday night after getting outplayed throughout the series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Cubs slumped early in the season, a year after rallying to beat Cleveland for their first World Series title since 1908. But in the second half, they looked more like their old selves, pushing for a second straight NL Central title and then advancing to the NLCS for the third straight year after winning a wild Game 5 at Washington in the NLDS.They just couldn’t hang with the 104-win Dodgers. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “I think if you look at this series, they did exactly what they needed to do to beat (us),” star slugger Anthony Rizzo said. “They executed their plan. They pitched great and the bullpen was lights out. That makes for a tough time scoring runs.”Chicago beat Los Angeles in last year’s NLCS, but this time, the Cubs were left to watch as the Dodgers celebrated at Wrigley Field. It’s the second time in three years they’ve been through this — the Mets finished a four-game sweep at Wrigley in the 2015 NLCS.They didn’t have a choice this time, not with how they hit and pitched in the series.“This year really illustrates the importance of getting off to a good start,” manager Joe Maddon said. “We didn’t, and then we had to fight back, which we did. I said you can, but you’re understanding when you find out you do that, it really expends a lot of energy when you get back into it, which we did.”The Cubs batted just .156, drew five walks compared to 28 for Los Angeles and scored eight runs in the series — all on home runs. They didn’t sustain rallies or wear down pitchers. Trailing 3-0, they won Game 4 for a fifth straight victory when facing elimination — including three in last year’s World Series. But one club can only overcome so much.ADVERTISEMENT Fatigue may have been a factor. Chicago has played more games than any other team since the start of the 2015 season. Counting the playoffs, that total is 522.Reigning NL MVP Kris Bryant acknowledged he was feeling it after going 4 for 20 in the series.“It caught up to me, at least,” he said. “I feel pretty drained, but it’s always a good thing when you’re the teams that are playing later in the year.”He wasn’t the only Cubs slugger to struggle.Rizzo had one hit in 17 at-bats in the NLCS. Javier Baez went hitless in his first 20 playoff at-bats before knocking two home runs in Game 4 to help the Cubs avoid the sweep. But in Game 5, they were overwhelmed right from the start.Enrique Hernandez hit three homers, and the Dodgers wasted no time jumping on Quintana. Acquired from the White Sox in a midseason trade, he gave up six runs in two-plus innings.The way the Cubs were hitting in these playoffs, it was clear they weren’t coming back. Particularly, the way Kershaw was pitching.The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner held them to a run and three hits in six innings.He didn’t give up a hit until Bryant homered in the fourth. But all that did was make it 9-1.“Sometimes you’re not always gonna be in the World Series,” Jon Lester said. “The Dodgers are a really good team. They’re playing really good baseball right now. This series showed it.” Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Read Next View comments LATEST STORIES Chicago Cubs’ Albert Almora Jr. reacts during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs went 108 years between championships. Going home without a trophy isn’t really new.Still, it was jarring to see the reigning World Series champions go down without much of a fight.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Deflated Ball: Blake gets 29 in Clips’ 108-92 rout of Lakers Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNPlast_img read more

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Time to wage a war against stuff

By on November 28, 2019

first_imgIn the last few weeks, I’ve been tidying up in my house. This is something I only periodically get an urge to do, and not always at the appropriate time of year – before Diwali, or in the spring, or whatever. I’ve been getting rid of clothes I don’t wear very often, even putting aside books that I’m not quite sure why I own and don’t need to keep, all of which someone else may have more use for than I do.These binges of order are infrequent in me, but satisfying when they occur. Sometimes they become excessive; in a zealous moment many years ago I threw out a whole heap of papers that I assumed were notes and some of which turned out to have been exam certificates.Tidying up the house, and examining all the stuff I seemed to have, made me think about the relation I have to the material world; about the inside and the outside, if you will. I’ve been buying fewer books, and things in general, avoiding shops and the centre of town, and not even deliberately, but because they didn’t appeal to me.Book I started using the library more. It was a relief to be able to hand back a book once I’d read it. (And sometimes when I hadn’t.) I read a book by the French writer Dominique Loreau called L’art de la simplicite. It’s a seductive blend of common sense, the ancient wisdom of ‘Orientals’ – the author has lived in Japan for a long time – and inverted materialism.Essentially it advocates simplifying your life, by reducing the amount of possessions you have, but paradoxically also buying some expensive and beautiful stuff according to what philosophers now know as the L’Oral argument: Because you’re worth it.I was googling the author of the book, which doesn’t seem to be translated into English (odd, as it has sold a lot in French) and found a blog in which a woman talked of trying to implement these precepts. She had, inspired by the book, given away most of her things and now effectively lived out of a suitcase.Most of us would experience some alarm at this, but she said she was much happier. One of the changes she noticed was that she judged others less on what they wore, the car they drove, or what they owned.That remark returned to me in the last few days, as riots in London escalated from violence in Tottenham, the area where a black 29-year-old man, Mark Duggan, was shot in the head by police and killed, to general looting and theft from shops across different areas of London and then other cities. Buildings were set on fire; some people lost their homes, but in general, the attacks were on things, not people.Method The kind of shops raided were department stores, neighbourhood shops, and even discount stores like Primark.Appalled-sounding BBC journalists described the violence. One said teenagers in Brixton, a predominantly black area of south London, had been filmed on security cameras trying on trainers in a sports shop before looting them. This parody of normal consumerism was funny, but it was an image that remained in my mind.Looting is supposed to be an impulse, or a brief moment of criminality or bad judgement: smash and grab. But smash and dawdle? The humour in the moment didn’t seem unintentional; it was as though the looters at Foot Locker were consciously parodying the leisureliness of ordinary shopping. (“Yes, I do believe that after all I will take these athletic shoes. Wrap them up, my good man.”)Anyone who has been young knows how boring it is when older people tell you how much less well- off they were at your age. I remember, for instance, my parents deciding to give me a watch when I was about eight, for my birthday.Its arrival was preceded by a lot of lectures from each of them about how old they had been when they got their first watch, and how useful it would be to know the time at all times of day, and so on and so forth.But, nevertheless, it’s apparent how much more obsessed with stuff people are now than twenty or thirty years ago.It’s worse in the west, and it’s worse in cities. But we’re not immune to it in India. In a small town, people still tend not to shop recreationally. They buy new things when they can, or for festivals or occasions, but there is a rhythm to this.In the cities, going to the mall is something to do if you’re middle-class and affluent. If not, you probably won’t get past the security guard.Danger So what? Does it matter? It might, not now but in the next twenty or fifty years.The more we allow ourselves to get focused on stuff, even ‘branded’ stuff, stuff from malls, stuff imported from here and there, stuff with logos, the more unfit, stupid and unkind we will become. And less aware of other people, especially those who don’t also have the kind of stuff we do, or that we aspire to. People who visit India for the first time always talk about “the contrast between rich and poor”. Exasperating, yes, especially when they think nothing of the homeless person they walk past every day in London.But also true. I don’t know why we don’t yet have riots in Gurgaon or Mumbai or Bangalore, but since we still have time to do something about it, why not try to become a little bit more human, and make our country a little bit less unfair? In the process we might achieve a less cluttered existence, and more freedom for ourselves.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Antetokounmpo funds basketball court in fire-ravaged Greece

By on November 27, 2019

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frank Vogel introduction caught up in ongoing Lakers drama FILE – Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks stands on the court before the game against the Toronto Raptors in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at the Fiserv Forum on May 15, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFPATHENS, Greece — Greek NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed to fund the construction of an indoor basketball court in a fire-ravaged area outside Athens where at least 100 people were killed last year.The mayor of the Rafina area where the fire occurred last July said on Monday the local authority received the offer from the Milwaukee Bucks player to build the court at a new recycling park that is being planned in the area. The mayor, Vangelis Bournous, gave no details of the construction cost but said the venue would be ready at the end of this summer.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES View comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue The forward, the son of immigrants from Nigeria, was born and grew up in Athens and moved to the United States in 2013 to join the Bucks. He has a huge following in his home country, with fans following his games in the middle of the night.Antetokounmpo maintains close ties with Greece and has taken part in campaigns to promote a Greek airline and tourism, as well as recycling. His older brother, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, lives in Athens and plays for local club Panathinaikos, coached by Rick Pitino, formerly of the Boston Celtics and the Louisville Cardinals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The blaze gutted the seaside resort of Mati, east of Athens, and other coastal areas, destroying more than a thousand homes.“Antetokounmpo, the well-known Giannis Antetokounmpo, has made a donation at the site to build an indoor court — I’m announcing this for the first time,” Bournous said at a campaign event ahead of local elections on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It will be built with a modern method using a steel building frame so it can be ready by the end of the summer.”Antetokounmpo’s Bucks are leading in the NBA Eastern Conference finals 2-1 over the Toronto Raptors.last_img read more

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