It’s final: PBA veteran superstars to beef up Gilas in Fiba Asia in Lebanon

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano There were mixed reports that came out months leading to the prestigious event that Gilas would also be playing its Cadet team in Beirut, since the event does not fall into the hectic Qualifying process of the World Cup 2019 in China.Chito Narvasa, the PBA commissioner, confirmed this development in a teleconference on Tuesday morning, saying that it is “the board’s priority to be involved and to be able to help the Gilas program.”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’“The PBA, its coaches in particular, were just informed of the schedule (of the Gilas events), which is important to all of them,” said Narvasa.The PBA had also moved the opening of its next season to December this year to be able to accommodate the National Five in the WC Qualifying that starts in November. LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade View comments LATEST STORIES IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netTAIPEI – Gilas Pilipinas will have the team it wants for the Fiba Asia Championship next month, this, after the PBA’s board of governors agreed to lend its top players to the national team.This means that the likes of June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Terrence Romeo and Calvin Abueva are now available for inclusion to the squad that will try to regain Asian supremacy in the August 8-20 event in Beirut, Lebanon.ADVERTISEMENT Top talents now available for Gilas as PBA opens next season in December Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleetcenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Also because of this development, the PBA will make last-minute adjustments in the Governors’ Cup schedule. The season-ending conference opens Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission 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 respitelast_img read more

ARMY CALLED IN AFTER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE FOUND WASHED UP ON DONEGAL ISLAND

first_imgThe air corps arrive on Tory Island today. Pic by Owen Clarke.BREAKING NEWS: Part of a Co Donegal had to be cordoned off after an explosive device was discovered on a beach.A man out walking on Tory island came across the object last night.The marine marker which contained explosives. Pic by Owen Clarke.The object had a warning written on the side of it telling anyone who found it not to handle it and to contact either the coastguard or the military. The man, who was walking on the south-side of the island close to its lighthouse, contacted the local coastguard unit who in turn contacted the army.An army air corps helicopter containing members of the Explosives Ordinance Disposal unit was dispatched to the island today.Members of the team due a hole, surrounded it with sandbags and then made the devise safe using a controlled explosion.Three members of the air corps along with two members of the local coastguard unit took part in the operation. The area is cordoned off by the coastguard.The devise was identified as a ‘marine marker’ which contains both explosives and phosphorous and could have caused injury if it had detonated.King of Tory Island Patsy Dan Rodgers told Donegal Daily said he is thankful none of the children form the population of about 150 on the island cam across the device which contained phosphorous.“I’m so glad the army were called and the devise was disposed of properly. You just never know with these things. A tragedy could have occurred,” he said.Patsy recalled how in 1934 a torpedo was washed up on the island.On that occasion the army were also called to the island and the remains of the torpedo have been left on the island as a memorial to the occasion. ARMY CALLED IN AFTER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE FOUND WASHED UP ON DONEGAL ISLAND was last modified: December 21st, 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:Air CorpsbeachCoastguarddonegalexplosivesTory Islandlast_img read more