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Theater Commander Visits Service Members, Sites Of New Horizons Guyana 2009

first_imgBy Dialogo August 31, 2009 8/26/2009 – GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Col. Douglas Galipeau, 474th Air Expeditionary Group commander, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., visited the men and women currently deployed to Georgetown, Guyana, in support of New Horizons Guyana 2009. New Horizons Guyana is a long-running, long-term Southern Command-sponsored program that annually provides humanitarian assistance to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. During Colonel Galipeau’s Aug. 20 stay, he visited with servicemembers working in the local area and toured medical and dental clinics operated by personnel to offer free services to thousands of Guyanese. “It’s amazing to see all the hard work our servicemembers are doing here,” said Colonel Galipeau. “They are making a great impact on the local population who are very receptive and appreciative of our work.” Colonel Gailpeau visited the site in Linden, where Navy Reserve members are caring for patients at the new Linden Public Hospital. From there, he made his way to Diamond Secondary School, where Air Force dentists and technicians are offering free dental care. “From this vantage point so far, I’m very impressed with everything,” Colonel Galipeau said. The colonel is confident New Horizons will leave a lasting impression on the people of Guyana. “They have been very appreciative of our efforts,” he said. “This has been very smooth and everything is going so well.” The medical team in Linden is a U.S. Navy Reserve component and most of its members hail from the Operational Health Support Unit, Great Lakes, Ill. They will see nearly 5,000 patients during their two weeks for a range of needs such as optometry, dental, general medical care and prescription issue. They are also providing preventative health briefings that cover topics from proper teeth brushing to hand washing. “We provided a tour of everything from set up to triage and registration through patient care areas and the pharmacy,” said Lt. Commander Alan Mintz, troop commander and Reservist from OHSU Great Lakes. “The colonel was able to speak with our Sailors and some of the Guyanese Defense Force helping us here, so he really got a good feel for the patient care we are providing.” The Navy team is the last medical team in a series of two-week rotations that will bring New Horizons 2009 to a close. “This has truly been a joint mission between the Air Force and the Navy,” Commander Mintz said. “We’ve had good support from all servicemembers here and I’m very pleased with the entire mission.” Colonel Galipeau agreed. “This has been the smoothest running New Horizons project I’ve experienced so far,” said Colonel Galipeau. “Truly flawless; our servicemembers do this right.” New Horizons projects create a unique opportunity for the U.S. and partnering nations to work side-by-side to refine skills of their military’s engineers, medical personnel and support staff through quality-of-life activities.last_img read more

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Plugging into charities can drive market awareness

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Most financial institutions are used to donation requests throughout the year from a large number of diverse and well-meaning charitable causes. Many contribute to a large number of these causes (which is not necessarily a negative thing). However, savvy financial institutions should look for some type of return on their charitable donations investment. This will come with some careful planning and consideration as you look for how to best impact your community:Select each charity carefullyOne way to do this is by limiting your available charitable funds to a few local charities or events (as opposed to spreading your budget-friendly across many causes which can water-down the impact of your donations). It’s not easy to say “no” to any deserving charity, but for a more lasting impact on your market awareness, it is wise to choose just a few in which to invest your donation budget.Having said this, you must ensure that the few you choose are best-linked to your brand and your target markets. They must also tie into target markets in which you are interested. For example, if an important part of your brand is financial literacy for children and young adults, it makes sense to contribute to charitable causes which also focus on this age group.last_img read more

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5 ways credit unions can help save small businesses

first_imgThis is placeholder text 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Cameron Madill Cameron Madill is the CEO of PixelSpoke, a B Corp, worker-owned marketing agency that builds websites for credit unions and other impact-focused cooperatives. He is also the host of The … Details We all have a favorite small business we’ve been rooting for this past year. For me, it’s Costello’s Travel Caffe, a unique breakfast and lunch spot founded and run by a family from Idaho. I always enjoyed both the food and the vibe, which included scenes from the father and son’s international travels playing on TVs.But more than anything, Costello’s was about welcoming its neighbors and inviting them to sit and stay awhile. It was about building community.  As a business owner myself, I can say it’s been a stressful year. But I also know we’re lucky—small businesses with revenue streams that rely on in-person interaction, like cafés, restaurants, theaters, retail outlets, and childcare centers, have fared far worse.In fact, data collected from small businesses in October by the U.S. Census Bureau revealed that over 30% of small businesses still report that COVID is having a “large negative effect” on their business, with an additional 45% reporting a “moderate negative effect.” These numbers have improved since the Small Business Pulse survey was first conducted in early May—when over 51% of small businesses reported a “large negative effect”—but many small business owners are still struggling. They are now faced with the arduous task of navigating PPP loan forgiveness applications while the next coronavirus relief bill remains in limbo. Can credit unions do more to support the cherished businesses that define our neighborhoods and help our communities thrive?For credit unions that offer business banking services, there might be new opportunities to bring small business members into the fold. According to a survey of 1,300 small business owners in the U.S. and Canada, conducted in December 2019 and again in June 2020, perceptions of their financial institution’s level of innovation and quality of customer service have significantly declined in 2020.In fact, when asked, “Has your bank reached out to see how your business was doing?,” 57% of the small businesses surveyed said ‘”no,” with another 10% unsure. It seems to me that a little proactive outreach could go a long way. What else can you do to champion the needs of small businesses? Whether or not you offer business banking services, here is some food for thought: Share local business storiesWe all know the power of storytelling. It’s a wonderful way to inspire empathy while bringing visibility to an important issue or cause. Now is the time to share the stories of your local businesses, whether they are members of your credit union or favorite lunch spots for your branch employees. Our clients OnPoint, Clearwater, and the CDFI Community Bank of the Bay all do a great job of highlighting and celebrating local businesses on their blog and in their social media channels.  Credit unions can go a step beyond visibility and offer incentives for members to buy from local businesses. At the beginning of COVID, for example, our client Baton Rouge Telco launched #OperationTakeout, encouraging members to get takeout from featured restaurants for a chance to win a gift certificate.  Redirect sponsorship funds from in-person eventsWhether or not you offer business banking services, it’s quite likely you have funds on hand that you would normally use to sponsor community events. Can you repurpose some of these funds to support local businesses? When one of our clients learned that a street fair they typically sponsor would be canceled, they decided to use the money to support three of their most needy member businesses, who all operate near one of their branches.  Buy localIn recent months, delivering a safe-as-possible branch experience to members has become paramount. But instead of ordering face masks, hand sanitizer and plexiglas barriers online, can you make it a priority to partner with local sources? It might be a bit more time-consuming and expensive to go this route, but the quality and support are usually better, and what a great way to walk the talk when it comes to supporting your local community? Our client Clearwater Credit Union partnered with a local seamstress to produce nearly 500 face masks for branch employees. With so many weddings and other events cancelled, the seamstress has seen a huge decline in business. She told Clearwater, “You have no idea what this means to me.” Not only is local sourcing aligned with credit union values, but it has the added benefit of giving you a story to tell. Partner with local businesses to help vulnerable employeesOver 60% of Americans don’t have $500 in savings, and finances are the biggest stress for most employees. When employees are stressed, business suffers. Can credit unions partner with local businesses to help their employees be more financially secure, and to increase profitability for the business and the credit union? In a word, yes. NorthCountry FCU partners with Rhino Foods to guarantee Rhino Foods employees same-day access to $1,000 for emergency needs. The advance is repaid through payroll deductions, and when the loan term is complete, that auto-deduction continues to go into a savings account at the credit union. Inspired by their work, my company PixelSpoke created a similar program for our employees. Partner with other local credit unions to offer small business relief grantsMany small business owners don’t want to go into more debt while facing such an uncertain future. That’s why here in Oregon, four credit unions, including our clients Trailhead and Point West, have teamed up to distribute relief grants, which qualified small businesses will not have to pay back. The Oregon Legislature and Governor set aside $5 million, asking these CDFIs to process the applications and issue the grants. The grants are intended for historically disadvantaged businesses across the state, with a focus on business owners who are Black, Indigenous, people of color, and/or women.I have been hearing from my personal network that there are foundations and philanthropists all across America who want help getting grants or low-cost loans into the hands of businesses, and that they would love to partner with a financial institution that is embedded in the local community and has the know-how to get the funds disbursed.I’ll keep rooting for Costello’s and all the other local gems that define and enrich my neighborhood. In the meantime, as you approach the 2021 planning season, keep in mind that supporting small businesses might not only help them weather the storm, but also help you come out stronger on the other end of it.center_img This post is currently collecting data…last_img read more

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Central Islip Pedestrian Fatally Hit by SUV

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An unidentified man was struck and killed while walking across a street in Central Islip over the weekend.Suffolk County police said the pedestrian was crossing Route 111 north of Olive Street when he was hit by a northbound Acura MDX at 10:10 p.m. Sunday.The victim, who has not yet been identified, was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was pronounced dead.He is described as a Hispanic man, approximately 30 years old, 5-feet, 1-inch tall and between 165 and 170 pounds.The 39-year-old Brentwood man who was driving the SUV was not injured.Third Squad detectives impounded the vehicle for a safety inspection, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-854-8352.last_img read more

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Cancer to kill 5.5m women a year by 2030: report

first_img Tweet 104 Views   no discussions This file photo taken on February 06, 2013 shows a patient undergoing a scan, at the Oscar Lambret Center in Lille, northern France, a regional medical unit specialised in cancer’s treatment. (Photo: AFP)PARIS, France (AFP) — Cancer will kill 5.5 million women — about the population of Denmark — per year by 2030, a near 60-per cent increase in less than two decades, a report said Tuesday.As the global population grows and ages, the highest toll will be among women in poor and middle-income countries, it said, and much of it from cancers which are largely preventable.“Most of the deaths occur in young- and middle-aged adults,”, placing a heavy burden on families and national economies, said Sally Cowal, senior vice president of global health at the American Cancer Society, which compiled the report with pharmaceutical company Merck.The review “highlights the large geographic inequality in availability of resources and preventive measures and treatment to combat the growing burden of cancer,” she told AFP.Cancer is already killing one in seven women around the world, said the report — the second highest cause of death after cardiovascular disease. All four of the deadliest cancers — breast, colorectal, lung and cervical cancer — are mostly preventable or can be detected early, when treatment is more successful.In poorer countries, a much smaller proportion of cancer cases are diagnosed and treated than in rich ones, while a much bigger group dies.The relative burden is growing for developing countries as people live longer due to better basic healthcare.Women in these countries are also increasingly exposed to known cancer risk factors “associated with rapid economic transition,” said Cowal, “such as physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, obesity, and reproductive factors” such as postponing motherhood.“Due to these changes, cancers that were once common only in high-income countries are becoming more prevalent,” said the report entitled “The Global Burden of Cancer in Women.”It was presented Tuesday at the World Cancer Congress in Paris.According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, there were 6.7 million new cancer cases and 3.5 million deaths among women worldwide in 2012.Of these, 56 per cent of cases and 64 per cent of deaths were in less developed countries.“These numbers are expected to increase to 9.9 million cases and 5.5 million deaths among females annually by 2030 as a result of the growth and ageing of the population,” said the new report.– Regional differences –The biggest concentration is in eastern Asia, with 1.7 million cases and a million deaths in 2012, mainly in China.The report said the highest ratio of cancer cases per population group are still reported in high-income countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia, but this was partly due to better access to screening and detection.Deaths, however, were proportionally much higher in low- and middle-income countries with reduced access to diagnosis and treatment. The countries with the highest death rate were Zimbabwe, Malawi, Kenya, Mongolia and Papua New Guinea.Breast and lung cancer are the two most common types in both rich and poor nations, with colorectal cancer the number three killer in developed countries, and cervical cancer in less developed ones.Cervical cancer can be staved off by vaccination against the cancer-causing Human papillomavirus (HPV), and can be easily detected through regular Papanicolaou (pap) test screens.“Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in 140 countries worldwide and cervical cancer is the most common in 39 countries, all of which are LMICs (low- and medium-income countries),” said the report.It said the global economic burden of cancer for both genders was about US$286 billion in 2009, including costs for treatment and care, and loss of workforce productivity. Share Sharing is caring!center_img HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Cancer to kill 5.5m women a year by 2030: report by: Associated Free Press – November 1, 2016 Share Sharelast_img read more

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Monmouth Park Kicks Off Season

first_imgNew This Year: Exchange WageringBy John BurtonOCEANPORT – Operators of Monmouth Park have some plans for the coming season and big hopes that voters will endorse gaming outside of Atlantic City.This 2016 season, starting on Saturday, May 14, is the thoroughbred horseracing track’s 71st year. It will mark the introduction of a new, additional way to place bets. Also, track proponents are keeping their fingers crossed that voters on Nov. 8 will endorse a referendum that would allow for gaming and establishing two casinos outside of Atlantic City.Attorney Dennis Drazin, who represents New Jersey Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association, and is an advisor to Darby Development, LLC, the entities that operate Monmouth Park, told the audience at a press conference and luncheon on Tuesday that the referendum would mean an additional revenue stream for locations like this one in Oceanport. “So, it’s important for Monmouth Park that the referendum passes.”Monmouth Park has been waging what, up until now, has been an unsuccessful legal battle in federal court to win gambling, including sports betting, at tracks. Such groups as the NFL and the NBA have been blocking New Jersey’s efforts. Drazin and other Monmouth Park supporters have continued to stress that revenue stream was imperative to keeping the track vital. They added the money would help allow track operators to move forward with site improvements—such as restaurants, a concert amphitheater and boardwalk-style attractions—to have Monmouth Park grow as a family-friendly destination.“We’re trying to do everything we can to enhance the experience,” Drazin said.Dennis Drazin, advisor to the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemens Association and Darby Development, the operator of Monmouth Park, left, with State Senator Jennifer Beck and Kip Levin, CEO of Betfair US discuss the introduction of exchange wagering in New Jersey. Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO.Should voters approve it, the referendum would permit casinos that are at lease 72 miles away from Atlantic City. Monmouth Park would not be a location. However, Drazin said, at this point, the referendum and the accompanying legislation would designate 2 percent of revenue generated to be allocated to support the state’s horse breeding industry and racing.State Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11), offered her support for the referendum, racing and horse breeding—long a vital staple of the state and Monmouth County economies but now a challenging one.Beck, who called horseracing “a personal passion,” noted 14 Monmouth County horse farms have closed. Another seven are likely to follow suit, resulting in the loss of those businesses and jobs, as well as the loss of 776 acres of open space.Beck and other legislators were concerned over the meager 2 percent that would be earmarked. But Beck said in her conversations with state Senate President Steve Sweeney that amount would be the “minimum” and additional funds would eventually make its way into this industry.“It’s incredibly important to Monmouth Park and incredibly important to the residents of New Jersey,” that the referendum passes, Beck said.Hall Of Fame jockey Jorge Velasquez and thoroughbred owner Richard Malouf, right, at the Monmouth Park Opening Day press conference and luncheon at Monmouth Park Racetrack. Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO.This year Monmouth Park is partnering with Betfair, a British company, to establish Internet-based exchange wagering. New Jersey is the first state in the country to move forward with this, Drazin said, with California getting ready to implement it.Internet exchange betting is popular around the world and is a fixed-odds, peer-to-peer form of wagering. It would also allow individuals to place bets even while the race is underway, Drazin explained. Up to this point, betting on individual races stopped once the horses began running.“We’re hoping this,” Drazin said of this new type of gaming, “will draw people who want to see it live,” referring to the racing.This type of gaming would likely attract younger, tech-savvy fans, Drazin said.Betfair this year will be the titled sponsor of the $1 million Haskell Invitational race in August. Last year’s Haskell drew Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, and record-breaking crowds of an estimated 65,000 attendees to the racetrack.The track shortly will have the opening of a new dining option, consisting of three levels, from the most casual to the high end, Drazin added.“We continue to persevere,” he maintained.“The track did well,” last year, Drazin said. It arrived at a breakeven point, financially, with strong crowds and larger prizes offered to race winners. This year, however, the track decided to reduce the race purses, other than the named events. The reason, he explained, is that track operators, who have been running things for five years, now face paying the previously deferred loan obligations, as well as needing to make additional repairs and upgrades on the facility.Monmouth Park is Oceanport’s largest taxpayer and a significant area employer.last_img read more

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IOC brings Olympic sized opportunities to Rossland

first_imgIn one fell swoop, Olympic-sized opportunities were cracked open for Rossland last week (and indeed for young skiers and snowboarders the world over) as the International Olympic Committee announced the inclusion of three new ski and snowboard disciplines beginning in Sochi, Russia for 2014. With the addition of slopestyle skiing and boarding as well as parallel alpine snowboarding, Red Mountain, the Red Mountain Academy and RSS received an opportunity to take a big switch D-spin forward.Slopestyle, long an X-Games staple, is a series of judged runs through hits, lips, wedges, rails, boxes and typical features found in ski area’s terrain parks built to a high level with multiple routes and options. Skiers and boarders are traditionally judged on speed, style, difficulty and amplitude.The fact that the IOC is now bringing the sport into the games for 2014 is as much a recognition in the changes ski and snowboarding’s culture has gone through over the last decade and a half since Mike Douglas and Shane Szocs first brought twin tip skis into the mainstream in the late 1990s. It’s also part of a continuing effort to keep the Games relevant.What that will mean for Rossland’s Red Mountain Academy is a potential boost in their stature, particularly to their freeriding program.Launched five years ago and focused on the direction more and more young skiers were drawn too (away from skin-tight suits and bashing gates to beat the clock) and into the beefier terrain, backcountry and terrain parks, the program has been a hit. Filled to the brim last year with 11 athletes, the freeriding program is once again full for the 2011/12 season even as the program continues to accept applications.Since its inception a half decade back, freeriding has quickly become the most popular of the academy’s three programs (the other two are Snowboarding and Ski Racing). With 11 of the academy’s 22 students last year enrolled in freeskiing there’s no doubt that that’s where the growth in the sport is happening.The primary focus of the freeriding program, up to an including this coming season, has been on training kids for big mountain skiing competitions, off-piste and mountain safety.“The slopestyle aspect is just something that we in the past have done on the side,” explained Mark Impey of the Red Mountain Academy. “It’s been something the kids have been naturally attracted to. It’s something we’ve done but it has never been the main focus of the program.” With the announcement of slopestyle’s addition to the Olympics, which came as a surprise to Impey and indeed many in the industry, that may well soon be changing. With the program set for the upcoming season the academy will spend this coming season re-working it to bring in a strong focus specifically on training for slopestyle. With the big show of the Olympics providing an even bigger world stage for athletes to strive towards, the expectation is that there will be an increased interest among families and kids to gear towards that discipline.“Olympic sports and academies really go hand in hand,” added Impey. “That’s something that will really help the academy now that it is an Olympic sport that kids can train for. It has that kind of potential for the kids. I think we will see a change in our programming, and hopefully for the 2012 season we’ll attract kids to the area just to train slopestyle specifically.”For kids already in the program, Impey sees a solid talent base that isn’t far off from competing with the best in the world. As the program starts shifting focus onto slopestyle there is an anxiousness to see how the current crop of talent will fare with increased exposure to high end competition.“We have some really great talent in the program,” noted Impey. “This year we had a guest coach, Anna Segal who is the current slopestyle world champion. She skied with the kids and it was really interesting to see where our boys stood against the top woman in the world. It was a real eye opener to see just how good our kids really are. So that was great. The competitions we go to are all fairly local within BC, so the athletes haven’t really had a chance to test themselves against the best in Canada or the best in the States yet. It’ll be really interesting to see how they do when we start getting them into some bigger competitions. This decision will really ramp up the drive to advance that.” Along with some local skiers, the academy has been successful in attracting kids from around the globe to train and get their schooling through the unique partnership between RSS and the academy. With the reputation of the program growing, the ultimate goal is to within a few years get to the point of having the Red Mountain Academy be recognized as “The” place to train for skiing and snowboarding.“And it’s happening,” added Impey. “When you go out into the ski world people have heard about us and it’s happening organically. We’re trying to develop it up to that stage to be a known training base as the best spot to train for skiing and snowboarding in the country and the world.”Realistically, the shorter term goal for the program is to expand from its current 22 athletes up to the 40 to 50 athlete mark, attracting even more International students to the program as well as developing local talent and using that synergy to raise the talent bar in general.Of course not just the academy and Red Resort win in that scenario but also the City of Rossland.Along with the other innovative academy programs run out of RSS, attracting new students through the academy program boosts the school and district’s coffers through the existing funding formula based on full time equivalent enrollment. To further both the school’s goals of long term sustainability along with the academy’s, the working partnership between the two has been a tight and close knit symbiotic one.The academy’s long term dream is the establishment of a full-on training facility, ideally located up at Red Mountain. That would take things to the next level and firmly establish the academy as a world class training destination for young skiers and boarders.“That’s in our vision long term and we’re going to continue working towards that over the next few years,” added Impey. “I’m confident we can get there, and it’ll be a great thing for Rossland and Red Mountain when we do.”last_img read more

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Columbia Valley rocks Nelson Selects in Kootenay Provincial B Cup Playdowns

first_imgThe Selects played the contest with 12 players and lost goalkeeper Darian Johnson, in the 87th minute due to a hip injury following a collision.Nolan Percival tied it in the 29th minute on a blast from distance.”(We) played a good possession game and had many opportunities to score in the first 45 minutes,” Szabo explained.Columbia Valley defended its Kootenay title and making a second straight trip to provincials.Nelson lost to Columbia Valley in Invermere last year.The teams tied 1-1 in the only other meeting at the Terry Walgren Soccer Tournament in May.Columbia Valley now advances to the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup July 9-12 in Penticton.Nelson Youth Soccer hosts the Girls Provincial B Cup July 9-12 at Lakeside Pitch for ages U13, U14 and U15. Columbia Valley scored three second half goals en route to a 4-1 victory over Nelson Selects in BC Soccer Provincial B U18 Boy’s Playdowns Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch in Nelson.Tied 1-1 at the half, Columbia Valley took the lead in the 52 minute and never looked back.”Columbia Valley came out strong in the second and restored their lead in the 52nd minute,” said Nelson coach Dan Szabo.”They kept the pressure up and scored a couple more for the 4-1 win.”last_img read more

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Lebanon blows PH 5 to pieces

first_imgTeen gunned down in Masbate Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Lebanon thus advanced to a clash with China for fifth place even as the Filipinos dropped into a game versus Jordan for seventh (ongoing at press time), which would mean the worst finish for the country in the last eight years.It was the second blowout loss that the Filipinos took as their bid, which started with a 97-86 upset of the defending champion Chinese, will be remembered more for the ripping they suffered at the hands of old nemesis South Korea in the quarterfinals.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’Team Philippines, because of that win over China, swept its preliminary round assignments to top Group B but just couldn’t get anything going when they faced the Koreans in the first round of the knockout stages.The result was a 118-86 bamboozling on Friday as the Koreans drained a total of 16 triples to carve out the victory that added to another of those heart-rending defeats the Philippines has been taking from way back. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Australia, ranked 10th in the world and a newcomer in the tournament together with New Zealand, advanced to the gold medal game against 2013 champion Iran and Hamed Haddadi on Sunday.Gilas’ next big tournament will be the World Cup Qualifying that starts in November.The Filipinos will play games in Chinese Taipei, Japan and Australia in the first round. The games are scheduled on a home-and-away basis and will be played in November, February and July.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal MOST READ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson South Korea pulls off twin kill over Gilas View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo from Fiba.comThe Fiba Asia Cup campaign that started in the most promising way for Gilas Pilipinas took another wicked turn for the worse on Saturday after the Filipinos were blown off the floor by host Lebanon, 106-87, at Nouhad Nawfal Stadium in Beirut.Fadi El Khatib, one of the finest scorers the region has produced, torched the dumbfounded Filipinos with 36 points and helped the Lebanese bury the Philippines early in a hole so deep to cruise to the win.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 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

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How the Cranes Players rated in the 2-0 victory over Lesotho on Tuesday

first_img Tags: 2019 AFCON QualifiersFarooq MiyatopUganda Cranes The Uganda Cranes registered their third victory in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers thanks to a 2-0 triumph over Lesotho in Maseru on Tuesday evening. The Victory means that Sebastian Desabre’s men now need just a point to ensure they make a second consecutive appearance at African football show piece.Farouk Miya scored twice in the first half to send Uganda on 10 points and this is how each player performed on a scale of 1-10.Denis Onyango 7.0: A side from a potential hauler in the first half when the Cranes captain lazily controlled a routine back pass from Denis Iguma, Onyango was at his absolute best as he collected all that Lesotho tried to through at Uganda especially in the second half.Nicholas Wadada 5.5: The ever reliable Wadada did not have a wonderful night as he kept on losing possession and giving away needless fouls but still provided an alternative route out for the Cranes whenever they were on the back foot. The pitch may have not have done him any favours but i can confidently say he will play better in the next game like he always does.Godfrey Walusimbi 6.5: Had a decent first half as he confidently made dash after dash into the opposition half but faded as the game wore on.Murushid Jjuuko 6.0: The returning Jjuuko was very fortunate not to give away a second half penalty after he clumsily took out Masoabi Nkoto inside the area. Did not look to be at his absolute best but clearly took care of business when ever need arose.Hassan Wasswa 6.0: He started the game slowly but grew into it as it wore on. Solid and composed as ever and registered a fourth clean sheet of the campaign.Khalid Aucho 7.0: After a very long day against the skillful Tumelp Khutlang on Saturday, the ever reliable Aucho came into Tuesday night’s encounter having done his home work properly and barely gave the Lesotho play maker any room for operation this time round. A side from the late booking, he had a magnificent display.Denis Iguma 7.5: I don’t know when i will ever stop enjoying seeing Denis Iguma in the holding midfield role. Calm, neat, composed and energetic, he was at it again as he produced another scintillating display on Tuesday.Allan Kateregga 6.5: Not a perfect debut but clearly not one to just throw out the window. Took care of his defensive responsibilities when need arose and also set up Miya for the opener. Did he deserve more minutes on the pitch? Clearly Desabre didn’t think so.Farooq Miya 8.5: Top top top notch performance from the Cranes fans’ favourite. Two goals with the second being a text book beauty off the underside of the bar. Got tired as the game progressed but his influence on proceedings could not be compared to anyone else’s.Emmanuel Okwi 5.0: Okwi couldn’t replicate Saturday’s heroics and looked frustrated for most of the game, ended up picking a silly booking which rules him out of the next game.Patrick Kaddu 4.5: The KCCA FC forward looked a lost sheep all night as he failed to impact the general play what so ever.Substitutes:Moses Waiswa 5.0: Came on late and failed to impact the game like he has been doing in the last two.Isaac Muleme 5.5: Replaced Kateregga and took time to find his feet but as the game progressed, he made some telling contributionsEdirisa Lubega N/A. Came on two minutes to the end and touched the ball only once.Comments last_img read more

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