It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson And now that Helterbrand had stepped away from the league at the end of the 2016-2017 season, Scottie Thompson wants to eventually hold the distinction as Ginebra’s top guard .“Jayjay is Jayjay, what he gave to Ginebra will never be replicated,” said Thompson in Filipino Friday in Ginebra’s practice facility at Upper Deck Sports Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“I hope that one day I can make my own name in Ginebra, but as of now I’m just blessed that I’m part of this team.”Thompson was drafted fifth overall in the 2015 Draft and eventually became part of the All Rookie and All Star teams in 2016. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set He then continued to grow as one of the team’s more reliable dogs, pairing with fellow All Star LA Tenorio in orchestrating Ginebra’s offense.Thompson said he feels the pressure to fill the void Helterbrand left, but it’s a challenge he would graciously accept.“Of course there’s pressure, but that’s the challenge because not everyone is given this chance,” said Thompson, who is a two-time champion in the PBA at just 24-years-old. “I’ll accept the challenge and I always work in practice what I can give to the team.”ADVERTISEMENT Cone wants to put Govs’ Cup triumph behind as All-Filipino Cup nears Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Ginebra’s Scottie Thompson. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra has had a plethora of iconic point guards in its history, from the legendary Robert Jaworski to Bal David and Pido Jarencio.Jayjay Helterbrand then carried that mantle for much of the 2000s and early 2010s, winning the MVP plum in 2009.ADVERTISEMENT
The increase in gold prices on the international market could help Guyana surpass its targeted production. The increase follows the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) vote to leave the European Union (EU) last Friday.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman told the Government Information Agency (GINA) in an invited comment that “We’re happy that our (gold) prices have increased.”However, Trotman added “We’re not happy that our increases comes really on the back of a broken system elsewhere.” Gold is now trading at just over US00 per ounce on the international market.This increase on the international market is likely to help Guyana surpass its targeted production and declaration in gold locally. Guyana’s budgeted target for gold production this year is 550,000 ounces.“I don’t want to reveal what is our target internally but we’re working on a target that goes past 550,000 ounces. So I would say that we’re doing relatively well in the circumstances,” Trotman noted. He added that he would like to see production declaration surpass 600,000.Additionally, Trotman told GINA that as a “citizen of the world,” the situation in Europe concerns us all. “Stability is what the world wants so anything that disrupts the national or global order is something that we should all be concerned about,” Trotman said.“In as much as we’re happy for the increase in gold prices, very happy, we also would like to see stability and normalcy in all parts of the world including Europe,” the Natural Resources Minister added. Over the past year, the price of gold has declined significantly.In 2015, gold prices steadily tumbled, with a drastic drop. Experts had predicted that gold prices would have continue to slump, hitting a more than a five-year low, with a high possibility that the precious metal could plunge to a detrimental US00 per ounce.Compounding the situation was the fact that, the cost of production, particularly for the small and medium-scale miners of gold and diamond, had remained largely unchanged.
“We laid a good foundation with our former coach, qualifying for AFCON for the first time in 15 years,” said coach Francis Kimanzi.“This is a continuation of the good job we did, and we are looking forward to accomplishing our biggest challenge of getting the team back to AFCON 2021,” he added.The coach’s first assignment will be a scheduled friendly match against Uganda slated for September 8, 2019, in Nairobi.Stars will play yet another friendly match against Libya, away, in October, prior to their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers against Egypt and Togo in November.0Shares0000(Visited 89 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Webo joins Harambee Stars technical bench as Kimanzi is unveiled. Photo/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 20 – Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has unveiled Francis Kimanzi as the new coach for the national football team Harambee Stars on a two-year deal.Kimanzi, who is the immediate former assistant coach, will be assisted by Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno as his first assistant, former Posta Rangers and AFC Leopards’ Lawrence Webo was named the goalkeeper trainer while Enos Karani was appointed the fitness coach.