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USC Volunteer Center to host Friends and Neighbors Day this weekend

first_imgThis Saturday, Oct. 25, the USC Volunteer Center will host this month’s Friends and Neighbors Day event. This is the second event of the semester.Students who have not already signed up for Friends and Neighbors Day but want to participate can register on the day of the event. Volunteers can start arriving at the Joint Educational Project house on 34th Street at 8 a.m., where breakfast will be served. Registration and check-in ends at 9 a.m., when volunteers will be dismissed to go to their volunteer sites. Transportation to the sites will be provided.The October Friends and Neighbors Day has nine different sites for volunteers to choose from, including dog walking, park beautification and serving food to the homeless on Skid Row. Volunteers are able to select which project they want to do. Projects will end between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.Trang Bi, a senior studying human biology and psychology, works through the USC Volunteer Center to coordinate Friends and Neighbors Day. According to Bi, many of Friends and Neighbors Day volunteers are returning.“During the summer, we go to the student expo at freshmen orientations,” she said. “And then a lot of the students that we do get for Friends and Neighbors Day are the freshmen that did the first event during Welcome Week and then continue to do it.”Organizations on campus can also sign up to volunteer as a group, with all of the members working on the same project.“A lot of the service [organizations] like to volunteer with us — like APO [Alpha Phi Omega], Helenes, TSS [Trojan Scholar Society],” Bi said.Andrea Hae-Yien Spoto, a sophomore majoring in global health, is the Friends and Neighbors Day chair and a member of the USC Helenes.“This Saturday, [the Helenes] will be participating in an urban beautification project with the Blazer Youth Services Community Club,” she said. “I believe this will involve either planting greenery, repainting buildings or installing new street furniture.”Spoto is looking forward to interacting with the local community.“I think this project will be a really enjoyable, fulfilling way to connect SC students with the surrounding L.A. community.” Spoto said. “I’m really excited to see what kind of difference we can make in a couple hours and to get to know the Blazer Youth Services Community Club at a deeper level. Hopefully, we can use [Friends and Neighbors Day] as an opportunity to do more service projects with them in the future.”The next Friends and Neighbors Day event will be on Nov. 8. Volunteers will have the option of continuing the same project that they do for the October event, or they can choose a new project.“With [Friends and Neighbors Day] you can just take one Saturday out of every month to volunteer. You don’t even have to commit to a certain project. You can do dog walking every month, or you can dog walk this month and garden next month. It gives you a great variety of things to do,” Bi said.last_img read more

NBC’s Today Show host speaks at Annenberg Hall

first_imgA familiar face from NBC’s Today Show, journalist Natalie Morales came to the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism Thursday afternoon to share her experiences as a reporter. Natalie Morales, the West Coast anchor of NBC’s Today Show, shared her journey through journalism with students. Photo by Catherine Liang | Daily TrojanMorales came as a guest speaker for JOUR 572: Reporting on Entertainment and Popular Culture, which focuses on how journalists should cover the entertainment industry. However, USC students were welcome to attend the event. Morales is currently the West Coast anchor of the Today Show and also hosts the show Access Live. Prior to joining NBC, she worked at a variety of news organizations across the country, covering major news events like the Columbine mass shooting and 9/11.Morales was interviewed by Annenberg associate professor Mary Murphy, who teaches JOUR 572. “[The class] is based on my own life experiences as a journalist,” Murphy said. “What I had to do as a journalist covering pop culture is I had to be aware of everything … I designed the course based on the real life experience and being a journalist in Los Angeles.”Students in the graduate course are given many opportunities to experience the industry firsthand, from visiting the set of the hit TV show Mom to meeting with James Corden, host of the Late Late Show. Morales was the class’s first guest speaker. While she ultimately graduated with degrees in journalism and Latin American studies from Rutgers University, Morales said she spent many of her college years unsure of what career path she wanted to follow, and she encouraged the audience to explore a variety of paths while in school. “Getting a breadth of experience really is what then allowed me to say ‘this is what I love,’” Morales said. Morales grew up in a variety of Latin American countries, including Panama, Brazil and Spain, and she credits this worldly experience with helping her develop her skills as a reporter. “It really opened my eyes to the world at such a young age, and I realized very quickly that the world does not revolve around the U.S.,” Morales said. Morales, who speaks Spanish and Portuguese, touched on the opportunities that would not have been open to her had she not been trilingual, such as her coverage of the rescue of the Chilean coal miners in 2010.Although Murphy asked Morales about recent sexual misconduct allegations against former Today Show host Matt Lauer, Morales avoided answering the question and said that allegations had already been covered to the fullest extent, so she didn’t want to comment further. Later in the interview, Morales reminded students that they have to work hard to succeed in journalism. “You can’t take too many shortcuts … You have to work your way up,” Morales said. “The best thing you can learn is to always say yes when it comes to somebody asking you to do something that is going to help you grow.”Students in the class were grateful for the opportunity to talk with a professional in the industry they hope to join one day. “They can be so candid and you get one-on-one interaction with them,” Bridget Winstead, who is studying to get her master’s in public relations, said. “You can ask them genuine questions [and] they’ll give you genuine answers on the spot.”According to Murphy, opportunities where students get to talk to professionals in their field are an important part of a comprehensive college education. “Learning from the people who are doing the job is an essential thing to learning what the job is,” Murphy said.last_img read more

NFL Brawl: NFL or WWE? Browns’ Myles Garrett swings helmet, smacks Steelers’ Mason Rudolph

first_imgLast Updated: 15th November, 2019 12:41 IST NFL Brawl: NFL Or WWE? Browns’ Myles Garrett Swings Helmet, Smacks Steelers’ Mason Rudolph An NFL brawl broke out in the final few seconds of the match between Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers when Myles Garrett swung a helmet at Mason Rudolph Steeler vs Browns: NFL brawlBaker Mayfield passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, while a physical defensive effort enabled the Browns to batter the arch-rival Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7 on Thursday night in the American football match. However, the game was marred by the brawl that broke out in the final seconds of the game when Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett removed the helmet of Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and then swung it at him, sparking a brawl between the two teams. Steelers players immediately came to Rudolph’s defence, resulting in his teammate Maurkice Pouncey kicking Garrett in the head. Garrett and Pouncey were ejected, along with Browns’ defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi, who also had a prominent role in the fight.Also Read | NFL: Colin Kaepernick To Make His Long-awaited Return To The NFL? Sujay Chakraborty WATCH US LIVE Full video of the ugly Steelers-Browns fight.— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) November 15, 2019 Also Read | ‘Boycott To Withdrawal’ IOA Still Threatens A Pullout From 2022 CWG However, players from both teams said the incident wasn’t the result of increased tensions from multiple helmet-to-helmet hits that took place earlier in the game.NFL Brawl: A likely suspension for Myles GarrettMyles Garrett, the 2018 Pro Bowler later added that he doesn’t believe the incident overshadowed his team’s victory. It is just a matter of time before the NFL announces a likely suspension for Garrett. When asked, Browns’ head coach Freddie Kitchens told reporters he was unsure what to expect in the aftermath of the incident.Also Read | Colin Kaepernick Gets Help From Hip-Hop Mogul Jay-Z In NFL Star’s Recent Workout: ReportNFL Brawl: Freddie Kitchens comments on the incident First Published: 15th November, 2019 12:41 IST “He understands what he did. He understands what he did is totally unacceptable.” — Kitchens on Garrett— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 15, 2019 LIVE TV Written By Cleveland Browns’ 21-7 win over Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night was overshadowed by a brawl when Browns defender Myles Garrett swung a helmet at Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the final seconds of the game. Also Read | UFC: Sage Northcutt Responds To President Dana White’s ‘retirement’ CommentWatch: The NFL brawl between Steelers and Browns COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US The Steelers and Browns game did not end quietly 😯 #NFL100— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) November 15, 2019 Garrett, who had one tackle in the game, came into Week 11 with 10 sacks and as a prime contender for the Defensive Player of the Year award.NFL Brawl: Steelers’ Mason Rudolph calls out Garrettlast_img read more

King of ‘tit bits’ handed native award by his region

first_imgExperienced Ghanaian sports journalist Aminu Mohammed (Joe Debrah)also known as the ‘King Tit Bits’ has been awarded for his impressive works as a native of the Brong Ahafo Region.The Happy FM reporter who has no challenger when it come to tit bits, is from Berekum and is deemed a good servant who uses his profession to effect positive change back in his native region.‘Joe Debrah’ as he is popularly known is fluent in English and French as well as several local dialetes – making him one of the most versatile sports reporters on the local terrain.He has covered several international and local competitions and has conducted himself worthy of emulation.He is friends with almost every influential individual in the industry, from players, administrators, coaches, agents, clubs etc.For his good works, Joe Debrah was one of the distinguished awardees from the Brong Ahafo Region in a ceremony organized by Bombisco Multimedia with the various chief in the region in support. “I dedicate this award to all my listeners and family especially to my wife and children for their support, not forgetting my Happy Sports team.”he saidPersonalities drawn from Politics, Security Services, Entertainment, Broadcasting, the Corporate fraternity, sports and many other categories received awards.Presidents of Berekum Chelsea and Bechem United Emmanuel Kyeremeh and Kingsley Acheaw were also amongst the awardees.last_img read more

Lacey Fireworks Spectacular and Freedom Concert

first_imgFacebook69Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyLacey continues its tradition of kicking off the area’s Independence Day celebrations with the Fireworks Spectacular and Freedom Concert on Monday, July 3, 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Rainier Vista Community Park, 5475 45th Ave SE. TwinStar Credit Union, South Sound Center, the City of Lacey, and the Lacey South Sound Chamber of Commerce sponsor the event and admission is free.Lacey Fireworks Spectacular and Freedom Concert.BBQ, Bands, and Boomin’ Fun is the theme this year. Families are encouraged to bring their own picnics or enjoy a savory barbecue, burgers, hot dogs, sweets, and more from a variety of food vendors. Live music is included in the festivities with Joy in Mudville playing heartfelt Americana music beginning at 5:00 p.m., followed by the high-energy SWAY covering the latest hits starting at 8:00 p.m.  The Fireworks Spectacular launches at 10:00 p.m.Admission and parking are free, as are many family-friendly activity booths. A $10 wristband will be available for children to enjoy the inflatable slides, bounce houses, obstacle courses and more in the KidzZone.Limited on-site parking opens at 3:00 p.m. and no RVs or trailers allowed. Additional parking is available at local business areas and schools including Aspire Middle School, Timberline High School, Lakes Elementary, and Komachin Middle School. Bikes, strollers, and wagons can be checked into a secure “bike corral” at the park. Complete details regarding traffic detours and parking can be found on the city’s official website.last_img read more

Sign up Now for South Sound Root 3×3 Basketball Tournament Fundraiser

first_imgFacebook24Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Sound Roots AcademySouth Sound Roots Academy, a new nonprofit in Thurston County, is hosting a 3-on-3 tournament at South Puget Sound Community College January 20-21. It is a fundraiser for South Sound Roots and will help achieve one of their core missions: to make elite-level youth sports training accessible to all. The proceeds will fund scholarships to provide basketball training for local youth in need.Some of the South Sound Roots Coaches playing in Hoopfest this year. Photo courtesy: South Sound RootsThe traditional 3-on-3 format differs distinctly from 5-on-5, it’s half court and typically slower paced. But this is not the same 3-on-3 you play on the playground or at the club—it’s played in fast forward. There is new buzz around the new 3-on-3 format, called FIBA 3X3, especially now that it is a sanctioned Olympic Sport, with its first medals to be awarded at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.A few of the notable rules:Game is played to 21 points (shots behind the arc are worth 2 points; all others are worth 1 point)12 second shot clockAfter a made basket, there is no “check ball”—just grab it and keep playingUSA Basketball is still looking for Team USA 3X3 for Tokyo, and the winner of this tournament will qualify for the national final in Colorado for a chance to become Team USA 3X3.Even if high level competition for a Team USA spot isn’t realistic for you, South Sound Roots still welcomes and encourages the casual player to form a team with friends for a day of fun and exercise in support of a good, local cause (while staying out of the rain—it’s indoors!).Lots of south sound teams travel across the state for Hoopfest, but the Roots 3×3 is here in Olympia…and indoors! Photo courtesy: South Sound RootsEarly bird registration is $60 and expires this Wednesday, January 10. Teams that register after January 10 will pay a $120 entry fee, with registration closing on Wednesday, January 17. You can find more information about the tournament here and register your team here. Registrations is If you or your business are interested in sponsoring a team or the event ($60), please email Sound Roots is also embracing the growth of 3-on-3 by hosting weekly games for youth basketball players. All local elementary school players are invited to participate in free training with Roots coaches on Sundays afternoons for 45 minutes, followed by 45 minutes of 3 on 3 semi-competitive play. Click here to register your child.last_img read more

Alexander-Arnold: “My other favorite team is Barcelona”

first_img“Klopp is amazing. All of him in every way.” Your coach, in person and on television: “He is the same person. You can see that he is someone who cares about the people around him. For his family, for his players, for the staff. He treats everyone the same, a captain or a young man. People probably she has a very emotional conception of him. This is somewhat true, but she knows how to control it in a way that is beneficial for everyone around her. She knows what to say, in what tone to say it and at the right time. “ Alexander-Arnold The Anfield Heat: “The first time they sang my song was one of the moments in which I felt the most pride in all my life.”Racism in soccer: “I feel it comes from a lack of education, from educating people to understand that we are all equal, regardless of skin color or gender. Discrimination is not acceptable in any way, because we all have the same opportunities to be able to do whatever we want. Why shouldn’t someone be able to go to a soccer field and express themselves because people feel that it is a problem that is a different color from theirs? It’s crazy. “Messi or Cristiano?: “For me, Messi”.Klopp: “He is incredible. All of him in every way. His management of men … As a person, as a coach … Simply incredible.” “I feel that Barça has the same values ​​and beliefs as Liverpool” A good player: “I never knew he would be a good footballer. In fact, now I don’t think he is a good footballer.”Don’t you consider yourself a good footballer?: “I haven’t reached my full potential. I’m still not where I can be, so there is no point in putting a label on myself. I still have a lot to improve. In childhood there were always indications that I would come, but I tried to play every game, I wanted to win it But I never thought I had to be a footballer. Only every day was it easier for me to win and be as competitive as possible. “ “I don’t sit in my room and dream of playing somewhere else” “Between Messi and Cristiano I stay with Messi”center_img Alexander-Arnold Alexander-Arnold Do others feel the same way?: “I think they understand what this club is about, the history, the tradition, the values. I grew up with it, I understood it from a young age. Although they taught me during my childhood and they did not.”Connecting the fans and the players: “The fans here are special and they love soccer players more than anything. If they fit the city and the environment we live in, if people accept it and feel at home … Liverpool is probably one of the easiest clubs in that sense, as soon as you get in you’re accepted. “Play chess?: “Sometimes, although probably not as much as people think it does. I played against Magnus Carlsen, if you have that opportunity you can’t refuse it. I lost, but it didn’t hurt. It’s not that I play daily, it was a hobby for when I was little and the weather was bad. “Liverpool’s smartest player: “Milner”. Klopp’s talks: “It will never sit you down with videos. I think at this level the players should be doing that on their own. If the coach tells you to do something and you don’t understand it, then you should go to the assistants, get the videos and understand it. What he does is keep our mindset one hundred percent. He makes sure the message is instilled in all of us every day to make sure we are the best. “problems from behavior in the quarry: “I wasn’t mad all the time, maybe I’m too competitive sometimes. I wanted to win so much that if I didn’t, I was obviously upset. He comes from a very young age.”Temperament: “It made me lose concentration in the match. I focused on my mistakes and if I committed a foul or a penalty that cost my team a goal … I was angry with myself and for the next five minutes you stayed out of the match As if your team were left with ten players. Temperament control is the same as practicing skill, passing, shooting … The mental side is as important as the technical side of the game. “Only player born in Liverpool: “It is something that I am very proud of and that also carries responsibility. I know that it is very difficult. It is likely that all the people who come to the stadium dream of being that player who is on the team in their city after having been a hobbyist in his childhood. “ Alexander-Arnold Trent Alexander-Arnold, a participant in the famous corner goal against Barcelona in the Champions League, has given an interview for GQ magazine in which He has stated that he is a fan of Barça and that he feels identified with his values. Even so, the winger has stressed that he has never thought of leaving Liverpool, his childhood club. In addition, he has spoken about racist episodes in football, on the figure of Jurgen Klopp or the temperament with which he had to deal in his time in the lower categories. Also to highlight, is a chess player in his spare time and had the opportunity to play a game with Magnus Carlsen.What teams are you fond of?: “I was a Celtic when I was little, but now because of the connection with Gerrard (Rangers coach) I am neutral there. I would say that my other favorite team is Barça. I feel they have the same values ​​and beliefs as Liverpool.”Will he always play for Liverpool?: “I can imagine it”.Play in Spain or in Germany: “It is not something I have thought about. I have always loved Liverpool, I have always encouraged it, I have always played for them, so I have no other reason to think about it. Now I do not sit in my room and dream of playing somewhere else. I’m a Liverpool player and I love this club more than anything. I love everything about it. I love the fans, the people, the city. So why would I think about that? “last_img read more

Nuclear Affair for Caribbean Choice Jamaica Oaks

first_imgThe best of the native bred three-year-old fillies will hold centre stage at Caymanas Park today in the 77th running of the Caribbean Choice Jamaica Oaks over 2000 metres and given the presence of a top heavy favourite in NUCLEAR AFFAIR, victory for her should be a mere formality.Offering a total purse of $3 million, this the season’s third classic has attracted 10 starters, including the first eight past the post in the April 9 Post to Post 1000 Guineas, which saw the howling favourite, NUCLEAR AFFAIR, powering home by 9 1/4 lengths from A THOUSAND STARS and SORRENTINO’S STAR in a fast 1:39.2 for a mile.NUCLEAR AFFAIR was then ridden by three-time champion, Dane Nelson, who left the island last week for another riding stint in Canada. Her connections have called up big-race jockey Shane Ellis, the reigning champion, to replace Nelson, who will be back to ride her in the derby.Unbeaten in three starts this season, NUCLEAR AFFAIR has already stamped herself as an exceptional three-year-old filly and Subratie is looking beyond the Oaks to the June 25 derby where she will come face to face with the colts.GLORIOUS UNCERTAINTY”She has everything in her favour today, having beaten seven of her opponents in the Guineas. But she still has to go out there and execute for racing is a sport of glorious uncertainty,” said Subratie, who is seeking his first Oaks win, having finished second with the 99-1 outsider ZACAPA some years ago.”She has done everything asked of her this season and I was particularly pleased with how she carried herself at exercise last Sunday morning in a six-furlong gallop, looking pretty easy in 1:14.4.”Nuclear Affair can do anything … she can run with the pace or come from behind if the situation demands and I am confident she will deliver for her deserving owner Michros,” he added.”It is only left to be seen whether my other runner, Golden Glory, can complete the exacta after finishing fifth in the Guineas. She did not have much luck in running, however, and my hope is that she can beat the runner-up, A Thousand Stars, and the third horse, Sorrentino’s Star, for second, with Ameth Robles who rode Zacapa taking the ride,” said the second generation trainer.For me, NUCLEAR AFFAIR, a chestnut filly by Nuclear Wayne out of Commandra Affair, bred by her owner, is so much better than her opponents that it will take an act of God to deny her today.The Wayne DaCosta-trained A THOUSAND STARS, a fast improving sort, should follow her home, again.Other firm fancies on the 12-race programme are CAMPESINO to repeat in the third race for open allowance horses; last year’s Oaks winner, MOM’S STUDENT, in the fourth; SOUND OF MIRACLE in the fifth; RUNAWAY GAL in the sixth for the Ricochet Cup; PROLIFIC PRINCESS in the seventh; and LORD EQUUS in the ninth.last_img read more

KC stun Wolmer’s in penalty shoot-out

first_img GOALS GALORE Kingston College goalkeeper Jahvanni Grant came up trumps with three saves as the North Street-based school came from behind in a penalty shoot-out to stun defending champion Wolmer’s 4-3 after the teams battled to a pulsating 2-2 draw in an ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup quarter-final at the Constant Spring field yesterday. Alphonso Gooden fired Wolmer’s in front against the runner-of-play in the 16th minute, but the North Street school equalised through Rashawn Mackison five minutes later and then went in front after 60 minutes courtesy of Omar Thompson’s deflected strike. But Rivaldo English sent the game into extra time when he capitalised on an error from Grant to put the ball into an empty net. In the shootout, KC missed their first two kicks, while Wolmer’s netted theirs. But after KC scored their next two, Grant stopped two straight kicks and then in sudden death, he saved a penalty from opposing goalkeeper, Jemison, to clinch the win. Both coaches believed Grant made the difference. “I know Jahvanni (Grant) from previous school (Wolmer’s), I know he is a good shot-stopper when it comes to penalties. I needed the first save from him and that would have boosted his confidence. When I saw Jemison step up, I said: Why is Jemison taking a penalty when Jahvanni knows everything about him as both were once together at Wolmer’s? Right there, I knew he would have stopped it,” Ludlow Bernard the KC coach said. Wolmer’s coach, Vassell Reynolds, also thought Grant’s knowledge of his former teammates played a big role in the shoot-out. “The KC ‘keeper’ knew my players, and I think that ended up making a big difference,” he said.last_img read more

SMC bloc, allies vow to lend players for Gilas amid PBA impasse

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ READ: Narvasa remains defiant: I’m fighting for principleNational team head coach Chot Reyes can heave a sigh of relief as he begins the Smart Gilas Pilipinas’ preparations on Friday evening.Players like June Mar Fajardo, Christian Standhardinger, and Von Pessumal of San Miguel, Japeth Aguilar and Kevin Ferrer of Ginebra, Paul Lee and Jio Jalalon of Star, Terrence Romeo of GlobalPort, and LA Revilla and Russel Escoto of Kia have the greenlight to join the national team’s preparations for the Asian qualifiers.The Philippines is set to open its first round assignment against Japan in Tokyo on November 24, before playing Chinese Taipei at Smart Araneta Coliseum on November 27.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Stephen Curry puzzled over mention in GOP tax proposal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe PBA governors may be at an impasse when it comes to the matters about the Commissioner’s office, but the teams remain united when it comes to the national team.The five teams supporting the extension of PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa said that they won’t allow the controversy to affect the league’s commitment to Smart Gilas Pilipinas.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny In a joint statement released on Friday, San Miguel, Ginebra, Star, GlobalPort, and Kia said they are still allowing their players to suit for national team duties for the 2017 Fiba World Cup qualifiers as part of the PBA’s agreement with Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).READ: Seven PBA governors stand firm, urge Narvasa to resign FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“All five teams composed of San Miguel Beer, Barangay Ginebra, Star Hotshots, GlobalPort and Kia Picanto will continue to make available its players to the Philippine team that is preparing for the Fiba Asia World Cup qualifier and other league functions. We believe this should not be adversely affected by the board members’ differences in opinion,” the statement read.“We reiterate that we are doing this to protect the league we all love, the game of basketball and the millions of fans who continue to support us.”last_img read more