VP Boakai Visits Barkedu in Lofa, Ebola Hot Spot

first_imgThe Vice President of Liberia, Joseph N. Boakai, visited Barkedu Town in the Quardu Gboni district in Lofa county on Monday, September 1.Barkedu Town, from all indications, is the hardest affected community in the entire country, with 172 Ebola deaths since the outbreak in May 2014.Rep. Mariamu B. Fofana, who represents the district, told the Vice President that the 172 deaths were all citizens of Barkedu Town, and there had been only 20 survivors of the virus. She appealed to the VP for more assistance to her people.VP Boakai, in response, said that the President of Liberia was concerned about the people of Lofa County and extended her condolences to the people of Lofa for the suffering they were going through.He said that all is not yet lost as there was still hope for a better life after the Ebola virus which, he pledged, will be defeated very soon.He then donated the amount of LD$30,000 (thirty thousand Liberian dollars) to the burial team in Barkedu town.Meanwhile, members of the Barkedu Development Association (BDA), based in the United States of America, are calling on the Government of Liberia to quarantine Barkedu Town.The BDA president, Abdullah S. Sheriff, said in a statement that government’s failure to quarantine the Town after the outbreak of the Ebola virus has exacerbated the situation in the area, something he described as very outrageous and disappointing, especially being the town that has so far recorded the largest number of casualties as a result of the Ebola virus.Meanwhile, Mr. Sheriff has described the State of Emergency declared by President Sirleaf early last month to contain the spread of the virus, as a good move, but added that it would not have taken place if government had been very proactive from the onset of the fight against the virus.VP Boakai also visited the Telewoyan Hospital in Voinjama, the only referral Hospital in the County, where Doctor Musa Ziannah explained some of the challenges facing the health workers at the hospital. He also spoke of the lack of sufficient health workers and equipment and called on Government for more support.Dr. Ziannah also disclosed the establishment, in the near future, of a treatment center in Voinjama MSF, which will make it easier to treat patients in Voinjama rather than taking them Foya which is about an hour and thirty minutes’ drive. He is presently in Foya, his home town, where he spent the night to see things for himself.Lofa County remains calm and hopeful, with reports of an 85% drop in new cases and deaths, according to the county health team.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PNC supports GECOM’s defiance of CCJ orders

first_imgThe People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) – the largest party of the coalition Government – is backing the move by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to begin House-to-House Registration today – a move which is in flagrant violation of the Guyana Constitution and the rulings of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).The party made its position known on Friday at a press conference hosted at Congress Place, Sophia, Georgetown.Communities Minister and Treasurer of the PNC, Ronald Bulkan said that the party “welcomes the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM’s) independent decision to commence House-to-House Registration starting tomorrow, Saturday 20th July 2019. This decision is completely consistent with both the Constitution and the CCJ’s ruling that we need to hold fair and credible elections in the shortest possible time”.This is although the Trinidad-based Court ordered that Article 106 (6) and (7) of the Constitution be upheld and respected, bearing in mind that the No-Confidence Motion against the Government was passed as long as December 21, 2018.Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence”.Meanwhile Article 107 (7) states: “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election”Nevertheless, the caretaker Government is contending that House-to-House Registration must be conducted given that as much as 200,000 names on the present voters’ list are not eligible.According to Bulkan, while his party “respects” the CCJ’s ruling, House-to-House Registration should take precedence over early elections.The Communities Minister further argued that the last voters’ list used for Local Government Elections has already expired while a Claims and Objections period will not be successful in updating that list.Ever since the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that the No-Confidence Motion was validly passed, the Administration has been accused of “buying time” to remain in power.In fact, even after the CCJ ruled on the validity of the motion, the Government has employed several delaying tactics and even made utterances which defied the court judgment.GECOM’s own legal officer, Excellence Dazzell, had advised the Commission that proceeding with House-to-House Registration would be in contempt of court.Going ahead with this lengthy registration process would result in elections being held until after September 18, 2019 – which would have marked the end of the three-month constitutional deadline for elections.Only on Thursday, Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo warned that attempts to pursue House-to-House Registration instead of elections would be in defiance of the pronouncements made by the CCJ.His statement comes at a time when it was recently published in the Official Gazette that GECOM announced House-to-House Registration, commencing July 20, 2019, which will run until October. Though it was signed by the former GECOM Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson, since June 11, the Gazette was only recently made public. Patterson’s appointment to the position of GECOM Chairman has since been ruled by the CCJ as unconstitutional.PNCR Treasurer Ronald Bulkanlast_img read more

First Montebello Latino councilman dies at 82

first_img(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We talked about city issues even after he was off the council. He was always articulate and had great ideas for the city,” Molinari said. When Tafoya ran again for council in 1982 and lost, the local political veteran was very disappointed, said Ginny O’Cello, who worked on his 1982 re-election campaign. “He really wanted to win. He enjoyed being part of the city and working on behalf of the residents,” she said. In the late 1950s, Tafoya ran for the Los Angeles City Council’s Ninth District, but he lost in a close race against Gilbert Lindsay. He is survived by his sons, Richard John Tafoya of Montebello and Roger Tafoya of Temple City. A rosary service for Tafoya will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, 820 N. Garfield Ave., Montebello. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, 4201 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles. sandra.molina@sgvn.com MONTEBELLO – Richard Tafoya, the first Latino ever to serve on the Montebello City Council, died of heart failure Monday, his family announced. He was 82. He served on the City Council from 1970 to 1982, and also served as mayor in 1973, 1977 and 1981. Current Mayor Pro Tem Bill Molinari said it was Tafoya who encouraged him to run for council. “I was active in the community and he told me the only way to get anything done would be to run,” Molinari said. He remembered Tafoya as a charismatic, outgoing man who cared deeply about the city and its residents. last_img read more

Leicester, Chelsea leapfrog City; Arsenal, Spurs fall behind

first_img0Shares0000Flying Foxes: Jamie Vardy (left) and James Maddison (right) scored in Leicester’s 2-0 win over Arsenal © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 9 – Leicester moved up to second in the Premier League as a 2-0 victory over Arsenal on Saturday further dented the Gunners’ hopes of a top-four finish.Chelsea were also 2-0 victors against Crystal Palace as they too jumped above Manchester City into third. But it was another woeful afternoon for north London’s big two as Tottenham were held 1-1 at home by Sheffield United to slip to 12th.League leaders Liverpool host City in a highly-anticipated clash between the champions of Europe and champions of England at Anfield on Sunday.Leicester and Chelsea took advantage of kicking off a day earlier to move a point ahead of City and close to within five of Liverpool.The Foxes’ superior goal difference takes them into second as second-half strikes from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison piled more pressure on beleaguered Arsenal boss Unai Emery.“I’m playing probably the best that I ever have,” said Vardy, one of the heroes of Leicester’s remarkable 2015/16 Premier League title win.“There’s a lot of momentum round the club and everyone’s enjoying themselves. That enjoyment comes with winning.”Arsenal are now eight points adrift of the top four and will fall even further behind should City avoid defeat at Anfield.“We are very ambitious in our target, but we know we need time and patience,” said Emery, who faces an anxious wait to see if his wish will be granted by the Arsenal board with a two-week international break coming up.Christian Pulisic (centre) celebrates Chelsea’s second goal in a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace © AFP / Adrian DENNISChelsea were equally as impressive with a patient performance to break down a defensively dogged Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.Tammy Abraham opened the scoring as the England striker pounced on a deft flick through by Willian seven minutes into the second half.Christian Pulisic then secured all three points when the American headed home his fifth goal in his last three Premier League games.– Tottenham down to 12th –Buoyant Blades: George Baldock celebrates Sheffield United’s equaliser at Tottenham © AFP / Ian KINGTONTottenham were lucky to even escape with a point as Sheffield United impressed once more to move up to fifth.“The reality is that for different reasons we are not showing the performances that we expect,” said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.“We are not in a good position in the table.”A rare defensive error from the Blades set up Son Heung-min to open the scoring with his eighth goal of the season just before the hour mark.David McGoldrick thought he had levelled almost immediately, but after a three-minute delay the goal was ruled out for John Lundstram being millimetres offside in the build-up.To their credit, Chris Wilder’s men were not downhearted and survived another VAR review when George Baldock’s cross from the right evaded everyone and found the bottom corner.West Ham’s woes continued as Manuel Pellegrini’s men were beaten 3-0 at Burnley to stretch their winless streak to seven games.Ashley Barnes scored the opening goal in Burnley’s 3-0 win over West Ham © AFP / Paul ELLISAshley Barnes opened the scoring after 11 minutes as Burnley never looked back.Chris Wood doubled the hosts’ advantage after earlier having a goal ruled out by VAR for offside and a miserable day for the visitors at Turf Moor was summed up when goalkeeper Roberto punched a corner into his own net.Everton moved six points clear of the relegation zone thanks to a 2-1 win at Southampton to ease the pressure on Marco Silva.Tom Davies gave the Toffees the perfect start at St Mary’s before Danny Ings equalised early in the second half.But Richarlison struck the winner 15 minutes from time to secure Everton’s first away league win since March.Newcastle are now seven points clear of the drop zone as they came from behind to beat Bournemouth 2-1 at St James’ Park thanks to goals from DeAndre Yedlin and Ciaran Clark.0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

SANParks teaches conservation

first_imgA computer lab worth R820 000 has been handed over to Masiza High School in Mbaula, Limpopo. Grade 12 pupil Khanyisa Chauke thanks SANParks on behalf of the students and hands over a certificate to Mr Sibiya.(Images: SANParks) MEDIA CONTACTS • William Mabasa SANParks head of public relations and communications +27 12 735 4363 RELATED ARTICLES • New Sanparks educational centre • Free entrance to SA national park • Kruger Park booked out for 2010 • Vultures need our helpMusa M MkalipiA computer laboratory for Masiza High School in Mbaula, Limpopo, worth nearly a million rand; an administration building at Dumisani High School in Cork, Mpumalanga, worth just over two million rand – these are just two of the corporate social investment (CSI) projects of South African National Parks (SANParks).The group’s CSI programmes focus specifically on improving the lives of people neighbouring its wildlife reserves. “In the past, our approach to community development was more of providing access to benefits that accrued from our business,” explained the Kruger National Park’s managing executive, Abe Sibiya. “We have now added the issue of corporate social investment whereby we have begun to provide facilities and resources that can benefit the whole community.”A total of R820 000 ($81 390) was spent on 32 computers as well as the refurbishment of the building in which the computers are kept at Masiza High School. The aim was primarily to benefit the pupils, but also to help the community of Mbaula Ranch as a whole. “The school applied for the project and on the basis that we are today living in the information age, a computer lab was the most appealing to us,” said William Mabase, the head of public relations and communications at SANParks.CSI is not the only way SANParks is promoting education. The organisation introduced its Social Ecology Programme in 1996, which was aimed at creating opportunities for communities that surrounded national parks so that they could also benefit from the parks’ activities. “Since then, communities have been benefiting in many ways, but in 2012, after SANParks adopted a new vision of ‘SANParks connecting to society’, the CSI department was created to give effect to the new vision,” explained Mabase.The aim was to uplift the standard of living of people, especially those in poor communities. According to SANParks, for the next five years its CSI programmes will focus on education through the provision of required infrastructure, libraries, science laboratories, extra classes as well as water tanks. At Dumisani High School, for example, R2.2-million ($21 8383) was donated for the new administration block.Educating the youthFor poor and rural communities, SANParks has pledged to support the implementation of programmes that promote access, benefit sharing, and socio-economic development towards the improvement of communities next to national parks. Environmental education is crucial in this context.SANParks has various programmes in place to teach students and equip them with skills to take care of the environment in which they live that attract more than 170 000 pupils a year. Through its Kudu Green School Initiative (KGSI), for example, students are taught about the significance of climate. KGSI started in 2010 and targets urban areas. These regions are targeted, Sibiya said, because residents here were not exposed to national parks and awareness of conservation. By 2012, SANParks had hosted a total of 22 808 participants, 95% of whom – 21 633 – were students. Numbering 1 175, teachers made up the balance.Seven schools in Gauteng are involved in KGSI at present. They are learning about waste management, food gardening, recycling, water conservation and greening. KGSI is supported by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund and is endorsed by the Department of Basic Education.Another programme, Kids in Parks, is a partnership between the national Department of Environmental Affairs, SANParks and Pick n Pay, the second largest supermarket group in South Africa. It provides opportunities for pupils and teachers to use national parks as learning environments. Kids in Parks workshops deal with topics such as environmental ethics on three-day sponsored tours to national parks.Each year, Kids in Parks takes 5 000 children to parks, exposing them to activities such as mountain climbing and horse riding. According to Pick n Pay, the goal of the programme is to broaden the perspectives of under-privileged children by investing in the beauty of the land so that future generations can enjoy a sustainable environment.SANParks also runs the SANParks Social Science Student Support Programme at the University of Pretoria, a multi-year programme that supports tertiary learning and research. Through its own initiatives and support from the National Lottery Distribution Fund, bursaries are offered to students. The programme started in 2011 and focuses on students in the social sciences and heritage conservation fields.last_img read more

Corn going through an “ugly” stage

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With the way the 2017 Spring planting season shaped up, farmers are on edge and may not have high hopes when they are out scouting fields. DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Chasitie Euler says corn may not look very good now, but there is a reason for that. She also says to be on the lookout for insect feeding this time of year. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.last_img

Nottingham to Nottingham Travel Bug Race

first_imgShare with your Friends:More Trackable Week presents a new story Monday through Friday this week about creative ways to experience Trackables. Geocaching.com Trackables allow people to tag and track an item from geocache to geocache. Trackables typically come in three varieties, Geocoins, Travel Bugs® or Promotional Trackables like the Find the Gecko, Geico campaign. (Watch a video on Travel Bugs)See the bottom of this article for a place a share your Trackable stories, links to other Trackable stories and a limited time special offer for 30% of individual orders of Travel Bugs this week only (US costumers only). Check out Monday’s installment for Trackable Week: Nottingham to Nottingham Travel Bug Race By Kelly RanckThe geocaching community is becoming larger every day, but the global community is using geocaching to make our world increasingly smaller.EyeD1OT 4th2, U.S. Travel Bug competitorTake the Travel Bug, for example. Grab a small item, attach it to a Trackable keychain, assign it a destination and watch it travel across the globe as it is passed from geocacher to geocacher, most of whom are strangers to one another.As a way of bringing the geocaching community ever closer, Jacaru and Balrgn have created a Travel Bug race. The race challenges cachers to send Travel Bugs between Nottingham, United Kingdom and Nottingham, New Hampshire, United States. They organized a race which began over the weekend. It involves more than 90 Travel Bugs.According to Jacaru, the originator of the race, “It came about as I had been thinking that it would be good to organize a race between Nottingham here in the UK and another one abroad. We could then become the geocaching equivalent of twin towns.”Jacaru emailed a few geocachers in the Nottingham, U.S. area with his idea. Balrgn responded that he would gladly like to help out. Both geocachers worked with local reviewers to establish a Travel Bug hotel cache in each location.Cameron Tiede2, UK Travel Bug competitorThese Travel Bug hotel caches are the starting and finishing points for the race. They then started contacting local geocachers and asking whether they would like to enter a TB into the race. According to Jacaru, “Word soon got round and I had quite a few locals wanting to participate. The same happened over in New Hampshire.” By race day, they expect about 30 entrants from both locations.The organizers have created a Nottingham to Nottingham Travel Bug race blog where, once the launch promotional events finish and the two hotels go live, owners will be able to track their Travel Bugs as they race across the globe.“Entrants can go and find the hotel as a normal cache and pick up a bug. However, they cannot pick up their own bug,” says Jacaru. “The first bug to arrive at the UK hotel, and vice versa will win its owner a new specially designed Geocoin, only two of these coins have been made.”Nottingham, New Hampshire, U.S.Notthingham, UKFor more information, Jacaru and Balrgn have also created a Facebook page, where geocachers will receive weekly updates on the race.“This is turning into an exciting race that has really taken shape now and inspired people to join in,” says Jacaru.This is just one of the many examples of the ways in which geocachers are working to creatively build the geocaching community and promote involvement, with a hint of friendly competition.Quick tip alert: If you are racing several bugs at once, check out this helpful hint in our Knowledge Books. It gives you a code so that you can view the status of all of your TravelBugs on the same page.Click on the image for a 30% savings on orders of Travel Bugs (U.S. customers only)Additional Trackable Stories:Watch a soldier receive a Travel Bug tattoo.Read about a Travel Bug Rescue program.Share your Trackable storiescenter_img SharePrint RelatedBecome Trackable on Geocaching.com – Tattoos to Travel BugsSeptember 13, 2011In “Community”Trackable EtiquetteNovember 24, 2010In “Learn”The Center of the Trackable UniverseSeptember 15, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

Watching L.A. Get Its Green On

first_imgLos Angeles is severely squeezed by the recession, but it also is forging ahead with green building initiativesLast week, when the Los Angeles City Council passed an ordinance to retrofit city-owned buildings built before 1978 or larger than 7,500 sq. ft., the city significantly re-energized its ecological spirit.L.A. is struggling with a 12% unemployment rate, the effect on its real estate market of 21,000 foreclosures, and a budget shortfall that could require trimming more than 2,800 workers from the city payroll. And although he was attentive to these difficulties in his state-of-the-city address, delivered on Monday, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa homed in just as vigorously on the city’s ambitions to “build a future in which clean technology is as synonymous with Los Angeles as motion pictures or aerospace.”Villaraigosa cited the city’s plans for an emerging clean-tech business corridor, its eventual development of Cornfields Arroyo Seco (an old industrial area that soon may be transformed into an LEED-ND mixed-use neighborhood), and the city council’s new offspring, known as the Green Building Retrofit Ordinance.A recent GreenerBuildings story presented an overview of the initiative, which was developed by the Los Angeles Apollo Alliance, a coalition of community, labor, and environmental groups.Among the ordinance priorities:— LEED Silver certification of all projects— Special focus on recruiting and training disadvantaged workers for apprenticeship positions on green retrofits and for jobs on private projects other public projects.— Support of local minority- and women-owned green businesses— Ensure quality green products are being used and purchased locally, and encourage local green manufacturing— Foster public-sector career development in Los Angeles by hiring city workers from city training programs, and upgrading part-time workers to full-time.last_img read more

Hot-shooting San Beda humbles Mapua for 6th win

first_imgMOST READ ‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family PLAY LIST 03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9303:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next SAN BEDA 66 – Tankoua 11, Mocon 10, Potts 8, Bolick 6, Soberano 6, Cabanag 5, Carino 4, Bahio 4, Doliguez 3, Adamos 3, Tongco 2, Presbitero 2, Oftana 2, Abuda 0.MAPUA 55 – Bunag 20, Orquina 11, Magboo 10, Nieles 6, Victoria 4, Aguirre 2, Gabo 2, Jimenez 0, Raflores 0.Quarters: 23-6, 31-20, 51-32, 66-55. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Mapua still tried to recover and cut the deficit to just nine, 64-55, after a Kim Magboo bucket with 1:12 to play, but Robert Bolick’s free throws doused that rally as San Beda cruised to its fifth straight victory.Donald Tankoua made a living in the paint for the Red Lions, grabbing 11 points and 16 rebounds for his best game to date.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJavee Mocon got 10 markers and six boards, Davon Potts had eight points and three rebounds, and Bolick collected six markers, eight boards, and four dimes in the balanced attack for San Beda.Despite the comfortable triumph, coach Boyet Fernandez chided his wards for what he felt was a lackluster showing in the payoff period.center_img SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games San Beda’s Davon Potts and Donald Tankoua celebrate. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda stepped on the gas pedal early and blew Mapua out, 66-55, to nab its sixth win in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Coming off a week-long break, the Red Lions imposed their will early and raced to a 23-6 charge in the first period, pulling away from the Cardinals and grabbing a lead as high as 25, 49-24 late in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “If we played the way we played in the fourth quarter, I think we’ll have a hard time against them. We played bad in the fourth quarter,” he said. “I just have to let the other guys realize that we can’t let those things happen. I hope my players realize that.”The Cardinals missed the services of Andoy Estrella, who is nursing an MCL injury.In his absence, Christian Bunag stepped up for the skidding Mapua (1-6) with 20 points and 18 rebounds in the team’s fifth consecutive defeat.Almel Orquina got 11 markers and four boards, while Magboo had 10 points and four rebounds.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA: Analyst Charles Barkley says it’s ‘stupid’ that Kyrie Irving wants to leave Cavs WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more

Pelicans add free agent Tony Allen

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Martell Webster and Perry Jones also have agreed to terms on non-guaranteed contracts which are expected to become official next week, the person said. The addition of the 6-foot-4 Allen provides back-court depth as well as an option on the wing when using a smaller lineup. Allen also brings a reputation for defense dating back to when he helped the Boston Celtics win the 2008 NBA title. He has been named to the NBA all-defensive first team three times, most recently in 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAllen has spent the past seven seasons with Memphis, mostly in a starting role. Last season, Allen averaged 9.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.6 steals.The 35-year-old Allen began his NBA career in 2004 when he was drafted 25th overall by Boston out of Oklahoma State. MOST READ Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarycenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 6-7 Webster, a 2005 draft choice by Portland, has not played in the NBA in two seasons. Sidetracked by injuries, he is attempting a comeback on a club in need of healthy wing players.Last month, Pelicans starting small forward Solomon Hill needed surgery to repair a hamstring tear that is expected to sideline him six to eight months. New Orleans then traded Quincy Pondexter to free up cash, leaving the 6-8 Darius Miller and 6-7 Jalen Jones as the only healthy true small forwards on the club.Webster last played in the NBA in the 2014-15 season, appearing in 32 games with Washington and averaging 3.3 points and 1.4 rebounds. He had career-high averages of 11.4 points and 3.9 rebounds with the Wizards in the 2012-13 season.The 25-year-old Jones also has not played in the NBA since the 2014-15 season, his third with Oklahoma City. He spent last season in the developmental NBA G League.Without guaranteed deals, Webster and Jones will have to make the team in training camp.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Tony Allen. APMETAIRIE, La. — The Pelicans signed free-agent guard Tony Allen on Friday, and a pair of free-agent forwards also agreed to terms with New Orleans.Allen’s contract is worth $2.3 million for one year, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because financial terms have not been disclosed.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Lomachenko and Rigondeaux to meet Dec. 9last_img read more