Haruna regaining old form coming off season-ending injury

first_imgBut with a renewed approach that comes with the new year, Haruna is facing the future with brand new eyes as he looks to start from the ground up with Go for Gold in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.Averaging 8.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.7 assists, the Fil-Am forward has established himself as a solid rotation player for coach Charles Tiu and the Scratchers as he slowly rebuilds himself back up.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWith his efforts, Haruna knew that he was due for a breakout game, something which he got last Thursday in Go for Gold’s 106-95 victory over Batangas-EAC.Active all over the floor, he had his best game to date in the developmental league, finishing with 23 markers, five boards, three dimes, and three steals. Fajardo on pace for PBA record 6th BPC award; Ravena leads rookies Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:04Maguindanao massacre case: Mangudadatu upbeat on conviction of perpetratotrs01:55Off-duty cops to report to camps on New Year’s eve to avoid indiscriminate firing02:14Carpio 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSidelined with an injury better part of last season, Yankie Haruna is aching to get a break in his quest to once again be a major contributor for College of St. Benilde.The past year hasn’t been too good to him after a right shoulder injury ruled him out of the season just weeks before the tournament started.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings “Hopefully, all the work I did will pay off,” he said.Haruna, though, knows not to get too ahead of himself as he focuses on the current task at hand with Go for Gold, which is set to take on a contender in Marinerong Pilipino on Tuesday.“We got a long way to go and we’re working on it,” he said. “We just have to stay consistent about playing hard and being aggressive, and hopefully everything works out for us.” MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew That performance did not go unnoticed as Tiu commended the 24-year-old for his continued dedication to rise from his injury.“He’s been playing better. His athleticism, his outside shooting has improved so much. His leadership role, he’s matured a lot and he’s the team captain of our CSB team,” said the youthful mentor.Haruna admitted that it wasn’t easy, but he’s just glad that he’s eventually getting his old self back while also continuing to develop his game in preparation for the upcoming collegiate season.“In the beginning, it was rough for me coming off an injury because I’m just working my way up. Through out the process, I just grind it out. That’s what I’ve been doing — just work throughout the process,” he said.Though he’s still far from his desired form, Haruna said he’s going to continue to put in the work as he and the rest of his teammates seek to bring back the lost glory of the Blazers in the NCAA.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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City is gunmetal green

first_imgAnd that includes everything from baking the building to get rid of gases and chemicals to using low-flow toilets and cleaning the windows with plain vinegar and newspaper. City Council members were trailblazers in adopting municipal environmental policies, such as banning secondhand smoke and Styrofoam. So, it’s no surprise they are proponents of green construction. The earth-friendly Civic Center, which has received a stamp of approval from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, includes the use of recycled materials, drought-tolerant landscaping, recycled water to irrigate, natural daylight and low-energy lighting. “One hundred percent of our steel comes from recyclable product,” said Maureen Tamuri, the city’s community development director. “The city has always had a deep level of respect for the environment around it. It’s part of the way we live as a community.” The city of Calabasas was incorporated in 1991, but has never had its own Civic Center. Offices and the library have been located in rented space for the past decade. The complex sits on seven acres abutting the Santa Monica Mountains on Park Sorrento near The Commons shopping center. It includes an amphitheater and a Founder’s Hall to be used for lectures and community-type gatherings. An underground parking structure has been dropped because it would have cost an additional $20 million. The city is only building on about 1 1/2 acres. The rest will be used for an oak-tree conservancy or left as open space. “We’ve worked hard to make sure that the new Civic Center is a building that will conserve as much as possible and will be a touchstone for the idea of green building and an example for others to go forward in that direction,” said Councilman Jonathon Wolfson. “We’re very excited, very happy with the progress.” angie.valencia@dailynews.com (818) 713-3699160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CALABASAS – In a bid to build the “greenest” government building in the nation, the city melted down confiscated firearms, turned them into steel reinforcement bars and used them to help construct the new City Hall. The two-story building is part of a Civic Center complex that also includes a one-story library that is nearly halfway complete. City officials hope the $41 million project will open in July. “What we’re trying to create in Calabasas is a sustainable little island in the midst of a metropolis,” said Mayor Pro Tem Mary Sue Maurer. “We’re up against Los Angeles and they do their own great work. We’re making great strides towards becoming a model in the country. “From the time we broke ground until we move in, we’ve done everything possible to leave a minimal footprint in the environment.” last_img read more

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‘Klavan our fourth choice is better than Man United’s first choice centre-backs’

first_img1 The 30-year-old made 31 appearances in the Bundesliga last season Liverpool have sealed their fourth signing of the summer transfer window.The Reds announced the signing of Ragnar Klavan for £4m from Bundesliga outfit Augsburg, who provides further cover at centre back for manager Jurgen Klopp.But many Premier League supporters have been asking: who?The 30-year-old isn’t quite the household name expected of a Liverpool signing, and so we’ve taken a look at how the club’s fans feel about his arrival.Check out their reaction below…last_img read more

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FAMILY’S AMAZING REUNION TO CLIMB ERRIGAL IN HONOUR OF MUM

first_imgThe twelve Boyle brothers and sister along with mum Ethna and dad Seamus.A Donegal family are coming together for the first time in years and will climb Errigal for their loving mother.The twelve brothers and sisters of the Boyle family from Errity, Manorcunningham rarely  get to see eachother.But the six brothers and six sisters will come together this weekend to climb the iconic Donegal mountain in aid of the Donegal Alzheimer’s Association. ErrigalThe family’s mum Ethna suffers from the condition and the family wanted raise awareness of the group and raise some money in the process.Now two brothers are coming from England and another two from Scotland for the very special charity fundraiser.Daughter Joan said she hoped her mum will be proud of their efforts.“Mum has suffered from Alzheimers for at least the last four years and we have seen first-hand the great work the Donegal Alzheimers Association do. “Mum was so good to us and it wasn’t easy raising such a large family but she did a wonderful job and we are so thankful to her for everything we have.“We were looking for something to do to raise money and I was going to have my head shaved but I have a wedding in December! Another brother suggested we all climb Errigal and that’s what we’re going to do,” revealed Joan.The family have decided that just the twelve siblings will climb Errigal leaving the foot of the mountain at 12 noon this Saturday.Joan added “We are a close family but we haven’t been alone, the twelve of us, for more than two years so it will be very special.“Plenty of the nieces and nephews wanted to come along but we thought it would be nice if we just did it together as a family,” she said. If you would like to donate anything from a euro to a hundred euro then simply log onto www.idonate.ie/errigalclimbJoan added “Hopefully we’ll back before it gets together. Whoever has the longest arm will get a selfie of us all at the top of Errigal.”FAMILY’S AMAZING REUNION TO CLIMB ERRIGAL IN HONOUR OF MUM was last modified: August 27th, 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:BoylesclimbDonegal Alzheimers AssociationErrigalErritymanorcunninghamlast_img read more

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Arsenal News: Revealed – every Premier League fixture for 2017-18 season

first_imgThis is how Arsenal’s 2017-18 season will unfold. All fixtures subject to change.12/08/2017 15:00 Arsenal v Leicester City19/08/2017 15:00 Stoke City v Arsenal26/08/2017 15:00 Liverpool v Arsenal09/09/2017 15:00 Arsenal v Bournemouth16/09/2017 15:00 Chelsea v Arsenal23/09/2017 15:00 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion30/09/2017 15:00 Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion14/10/2017 15:00 Watford v Arsenal21/10/2017 15:00 Everton v Arsenal28/10/2017 15:00 Arsenal v Swansea City04/11/2017 15:00 Manchester City v Arsenal18/11/2017 15:00 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur25/11/2017 15:00 Burnley v Arsenal28/11/2017 19:45 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town02/12/2017 15:00 Arsenal v Manchester United09/12/2017 15:00 Southampton v Arsenal12/12/2017 19:45 West Ham United v Arsenal16/12/2017 15:00 Arsenal v Newcastle United23/12/2017 15:00 Arsenal v Liverpool26/12/2017 15:00 Crystal Palace v Arsenal30/12/2017 15:00 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal01/01/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Chelsea13/01/2018 15:00 Bournemouth v Arsenal20/01/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Crystal Palace30/01/2018 19:45 Swansea City v Arsenal03/02/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Everton10/02/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal24/02/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Manchester City03/03/2018 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Arsenal10/03/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Watford17/03/2018 15:00 Leicester City v Arsenal31/03/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Stoke City07/04/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Southampton14/04/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Arsenal21/04/2018 15:00 Arsenal v West Ham United28/04/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Arsenal05/05/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Burnley13/05/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal 1 How will Arsenal fare in season 2017-18? last_img read more

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Dunn Leads Women’s Golf On First Day Of The 2017 Season

first_img First Day Results Sophomore Grace Dunn recorded one of the best round of the day in the 66-player field, shooting a 77 to close out her day. She is in 14th-place with a score of 161 (84-77). Freshaman Sigurlaug Jonsdottir posted a score of 170 (86-84), while newcomer Nicole Blanchard registered a 172 (91-81). Freshman Aimee Gerschke put together a score of 175 (89-86), as junior Madison Glennie rounded out the team’s effort with a 182 (90-92). PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – The Drake University women’s golf team had a tough first round to open the 2017 season, but came back to close out the day by improving by 21 strokes in the second round to be in 10th-place through 36 holes at the Ball State Sunshine Invitational on Friday.The Bulldogs started the day by shooting a team score of 349 but bounced back to record a 328 in the second 18 holes of the day for a total score of 677. Drake is 16 strokes behind MVC foe Illinois State, who is in seventh-place.”We’re focusing on the numerous good shots we did hit today and building from there,” Drake head coach Rachael Pruett said. “It’s all about sticking to the process and letting go of the outcome.” The Bulldogs will close out the season opening tournament on Saturday for the final round of the Ball State Sunshine Invitational. Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

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VERY SPECIAL CHARITY CAR WASH TAKES PLACE IN LETTERKENNY TODAY

first_imgA very special charity car wash takes place for a very special cause in Letterkenny today.Get along to the car wash at George Sweeneys in Letterkenny today.A group of 8 Donegal-based cyclists will leave on August 28th from Mizen Head and arrive at Malin head 4 days later on August 31st having completed 677 kms.To support the cycle, a charity carwash will take place today aid of Jigsaw Donegal at George Sweeney’s Top Service Station, Ballyraine, Letterkenny. There will be 5 Top Oil Fuel vouchers up for grabs for anybody who comes along to have their car washed.The car wash from 12 noon to 5 pm approx. See you there! VERY SPECIAL CHARITY CAR WASH TAKES PLACE IN LETTERKENNY TODAY was last modified: August 23rd, 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:George Sweeney. car washJigsawletterkennylast_img read more

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The Deets: Antonio Brown tweeted his way out of the NFL

first_imgI love Twitter. As someone with an unhealthy need to express my opinions publicly, I probably like it a bit too much.And I’ve certainly posted some things — the hottest of hot takes and the sassiest of clapbacks— that could get me in hot water with my employers in the past.In recent years, though, I’d like to think that I’ve figured out that you can’t win in Twitter or any other social media.But you can lose on them. Big.Antonio Brown is proving that point right now.The …last_img read more

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Vodacom backs TB vaccine research

first_img19 August 2010The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI), one of the leading TB vaccine research organisations in the world, is to expand its capacity to store blood samples from people who take part in its research, thanks to the donation of a new liquid nitrogen tank by Vodacom.According to the World Health Organisation, South Africa has the second-highest TB infection rate in the world. One percent of South Africa’s population develops TB every year, while 1.7-million people around the world die from it annually.The situation has been exacerbated by the co-infection of HIV/Aids and TB, with TB being a major cause of death among people with HIV. South Africa, with its high TB and Aids infection rates, is now at the epicentre of the global HIV/TB pandemic, and there is an urgent need to control this epidemic.Earlier this month, the Vodacom Foundation officially handed over the new liquid nitrogen tank to SATVI, which is based at the University of Cape Town’s Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine.“As the largest dedicated TB vaccine research group in Africa, SATVI is playing an invaluable role in the fight to eradicate this disease,” Vodacom Foundation chairman Mthobi Tyamzashe said in a statement.“We are pleased to provide this new tank and data back-up facility that we trust will enable the organisation to strengthen its important work.”Storing, preserving valuable dataThe new tank will have a capacity to store 36 400 vials of blood products in temperatures as low as -195 degrees Celsius. The stored samples are later analysed to determine whether the vaccine has stimulated the immune system adequately.Vodacom also donated a data back-up system that will allow SATVI to perform back-ups of the research information it has gathered, to ensure that valuable data is not lost.The total value of the new tank and the storage system is R528 000, and is donated as part of Vodacom”s growing contribution towards improved health facilities.This is the second large-scale contribution to SATVI from Vodacom. In 2005, a contribution of R2-million was also made to fund SATVI’s laboratory at the University of Cape Town Health Sciences Faculty.Good TB vaccine neededExperts agree that a good vaccine against TB is the most effective way to fight the disease. SATVI says that the only vaccine currently available, BCG, is given to babies soon after birth. However, the vaccine is only effective in preventing serious forms of TB in children, but not lung TB.“Without a doubt, these new additions to our state-of-the-art laboratory will enhance SATVI’s ability to conduct TB vaccine research to world class standards”, said SATVI co-director Associate Professor Willem Hanekom.The organisation is part of a global initiative to develop and test more effective vaccines against TB. It is currently conducting the most advanced study of a new TB vaccine in infants in the world, and is also the only site to be testing multiple new TB vaccines.Research involves giving a TB vaccine to a number of individuals, and then collecting and storing blood in specialised liquid nitrogen container tanks. Blood samples are later retrieved from the cold storage to measure how the vaccine has stimulated the immune system.Since the research is conducted over a lengthy period of time, adequate storage space for the samples is a crucial issue.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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UN gives thanks for Madiba’s ‘inheritance of hope’

first_img20 December 2012A special meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) was convened in New York on Friday, to give Member States an opportunity to pay tribute to former president Nelson Mandela, who passed away on 5 December in South Africa aged 95.More than 50 speakers recalled the late statesman’s journey from prisoner to president to Nobel Peace prize winner.Passionate revolutionary, apostle of peace, champion of human rights, nation builder and beacon of freedom were among the terms of endearment bestowed on former South African President Nelson Mandela during the meeting.Touching upon his life’s numerous milestones, delegates chronicled the 27 years he spent in prison for challenging an apartheid government, his emergence into freedom in 1990, his Nobel Peace Prize, his leadership in halting racial segregation and his rise to become the first democratically elected president of South Africa.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, describing the services held for Mandela in South Africa last week, which had occurred under heavy rain, told delegates that the weather was almost a reminder that without rain there could be no rainbow. It was now the world’s duty to follow his lead and to follow his rainbow for the global good.The UN chief said Mandela showed that tyranny and oppression never have the last word.“That is the heritage of hope he bestowed on each and every one of us. That is our inheritance.“Now it is our duty to build the better world that he showed is within our grasp. Today and every day, let us be inspired by his passion, his compassion, and his undying conviction in the human spirit and the global good.”Lasting peaceThe world must also follow in his footsteps, General Assembly President John Ashesaid (Antigua and Barbuda) said. “Let us remember that we too must work together to reduce hunger and injustice to build lasting peace and sustainable development, to stop genocide and hunger.”Kingsley Mamabolo, the Permanent Representative of South Africa, thanked all speakers for their kindness in paying tribute to his country’s great hero. Archbishop Desmond Tutu in a video message offered appreciation for the tribute and to Madiba for his enormous contributions to all of humanity.Some delegates shared personal moments they had had with Mandela. David Dinkins, New York City’s first African-American Mayor, remembering Mandela’s visit to Gracie Mansion, described a man who was consistent, whether playing with Dinkins’ granddaughter or facing the media.Historic memoriesHistoric memories were also shared. Some delegates proudly recalled their countries’ leaders hosting visits by Mandela after his release from prison. Among them, India’s speaker recalled that during his visit, Mandela had received the Bharat Ratna, his country’s highest civilian honour.More broadly, some speakers spoke of how Mandela had deeply inspired their communities, nations and regions. Representatives of Timor-Leste and of Rwanda told the Assembly how his ideals had guided their respective countries forward on the path of reconciliation.Some delegates, including Sri Lanka’s, recalled their countries’ boycott of South Africa’s apartheid regime. Others reported days of national mourning observed by their citizens after the former President’s death.Nigeria’s speaker called him an icon while Mozambique’s representative called him a symbol of leadership and courage. A United States delegate called him a giant on the world stage. Brazil’s speaker said he was the greatest statesman of the 20 century. ‘The apartheid within’“Let us join him in his humanity and try to rid ourselves from the apartheid within ourselves,” proclaimed Syria’s speaker, on behalf of the Group of Asia-Pacific States, receiving, in response, a spontaneous round of applause.The Permanent Observer for the State of Palestine said Mandela would forever be an icon of freedom and the most vivid example in modern times of the power of forgiveness and reconciliation after brutal oppression. “President Mandela remains an embodiment of the conscience of the world,” he said.While remembering Mandela’s triumphs, many speakers underlined the obligation all people should have in order to carry on his ideals and vision in trying to build a better and more just world.Fiji’s speaker, on behalf of the “Group of 77” developing countries and China, said the United Nations should do everything possible to pursue the goals that Mandela had struggled so long and hard to achieve. “Whatever our handicaps, we should aspire to reach the higher ground to which he pointed us,” he said. ‘Get back to work’Pointing out that the world would be gathering next year to shape a post-2015 development agenda, he underscored Madiba’s exhortation that overcoming poverty was not a task of charity, but one of justice.While that task could seem enormous, he cited Madiba, who once said, “It always seems impossible, until it’s done.”While Mandela was exceptional, he was also modest, said Switzerland’s representative. Guessing at his reaction to the words just heard during the special meeting, he said Mandela probably would have said, “I am very touched by your words. Please leave the room now and get to work.” SAinfo reporter and United Nationslast_img read more

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