Concern raised as cross border workers lose out on tax benefits

first_imgConcern has been sparked following revelations that workers from Donegal are losing tax benefits in Northern Ireland following changes introduced by the British government.Sinn Fein Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, who has written to both the British and Irish governments, outlined his concern on Monday.He said: “Over recent weeks, I have learned that with the introduction of the Universal Credit system by the British government, workers are now being asked to provide a postcode of residence within the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom to avail of tax credits. “Of course, workers from Donegal can’t provide such information and have found themselves being denied these vital financial supports.“I have made representations to the Minister for Social Protection and Employment Affairs, Regina Doherty asking that the Irish government seek an urgent resolution to this problem and my Sinn Féin colleagues Karen Mullan, MLA and Alex Maskey MLA have made similar representations to the British government.“Workers from Donegal working in the six counties or in the North of Ireland are denied access to supports like Family Income Supplement in the 26 counties because they are working in another tax jurisdiction,” he added.“This is bad enough but to also deny them tax benefits like any other worker in that jurisdiction is just plain discrimination and it has to be resolved and stopped as soon possible.” Concern raised as cross border workers lose out on tax benefits was last modified: July 29th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Buildings & Structures contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Johannesburg, Gauteng province: The Civic Centre in Braamfontein is the headquarters of the Johannesburg City Council. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: The Civic Centre in Braamfontein is the headquarters of the Johannesburg City Council. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: The Civic Centre in Braamfontein is the headquarters of the Johannesburg City Council. Photo: Chris Kirchhof, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: The Civic Theatre. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: The Constitutional Court in the Constitution Hill precinct, Hillbrow. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: The Constitutional Court in the Constitution Hill precinct, Hillbrow. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Anstey’s Building on the corner of Bree and Joubert streets in the city centre is a classic example of Johannesburg’s Art Deco architecture. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Anstey’s Building on the corner of Bree and Joubert streets in the city centre is a classic example of Johannesburg’s Art Deco architecture. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Manners Mansions in the city centre is a classic example of Johannesburg’s Art Deco architecture. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES 1: {loadposition bd}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

SA team develops new rabies antidote

first_img21 February 2013 Researchers from South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have developed the world’s first injectable medicine from a tobacco plant – an antidote for rabies which could change the way the deadly viral disease is treated worldwide. The new liquid antidote, RabiVir, is made from the leaves of the Nicotiana benthamiana plant, a cousin of the commercial cigarette tobacco plant Nicotiana tabacum. Through genetic engineering, antibodies known to work against rabies were introduced to the N. benthamiana tobacco variety. The product is a collaborative effort of CSIR scientists, the World Health Organisation (WHO), Kentucky Bioprocessing and MAPP Biopharmaceuticals. The liquid antidote is a breakthrough in the treatment of rabies, says senior scientist and research group leader of the CSIR Biosciences plant expression group Dr Ereck Chakauya. The product is not only much cheaper to manufacture, but potentially far more effective than current treatments. “This product is a liquid cocktail that attacks the virus more effectively by targeting two different regions on the virus,” he explains, adding that RabiVir reduces the risk of resistance to treatment. “When you expose a virus to drugs, after a while it can become tolerant to it, and the new vaccine reduces this.”Ideal for developing countries Chakauya says the liquid antidote is ideal for treating victims of dog bites, particularly in developing countries. Rabies is a viral disease that is transmitted through the bite of rabid animals, most often dogs. According to WHO statistics, about 95% of human rabies deaths occur in Asia and Africa. “Deaths caused by rabies are vastly underestimated, especially since developing countries often have stray dog overpopulation,” he says. “By my approximation there are about nine-million dogs in South Africa, and some researchers say there may be up to 2 000 bites per day.” Many of the victims are children. If victims aren’t treated soon after a bite, before flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache and tiredness start showing, the disease is fatal. Many deaths also go unnoticed because rabies is often mistaken for cerebral malaria. Recently high profile rabies cases have helped to bring the disease into the public eye, but more awareness and better treatment solutions are needed to save lives. RabiVir is an alternative to the antibody component of existing post-exposure treatment. When someone is bitten by a rabid dog, what follows is a lengthy treatment process which first involves taking a cocktail of antibodies, followed by a vaccine. However, the problem lies with the antibody treatment as it is produced from human blood. In developing countries not enough human blood is donated to make the antibodies, and the blood that is available is prioritised for life-saving transfusions. Some countries in Africa and Asia use horse blood to manufacture antibodies, but this can cause allergic reactions. The practice of using human blood-based products is also prohibited by certain religious groups. Chakauya explains that the manufacturing process is very cumbersome, which adds to the cost of the product. “All blood donated first needs a complete viral clearance for HIV and hepatitis B,” he says.Cost effective The tobacco alternative can significantly reduce the cost of the antibody component to just R200 (US$23), and still be profitable to make. Chakauya explains the antibody dosage is determined by a person’s weight, and an average adult male would need about five doses of 2ml each, which would cost about R3 000 ($339). Then, a patient has to receive four injections of the vaccine, and each jab costs about R300 ($34). “Instead of an expensive blood-based antibody, RabiVir could replace this, and treat rabies at the same level or even better,’ he explains. All their tests so far have confirmed how well the liquid vaccine works. Locally, the product was tested on animals and found to be successful, and two international tests also confirmed these results. Chakauya says the next phase of the project involves testing the vaccine on humans. “This part of the project will be complex, but it is more risky,” he says. As this is also the first product of its kind worldwide, regulatory procedures are also more complicated. “There are examples of oral medication from plants, but not the injectable kind which makes it an entire new area to regulate,” he explains. If the vaccine is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and the WHO, it can be used in other countries too. “Many countries still use very old technologies and this is a major new approach.” Chakauya says the uses for tobacco in medicine doesn’t end with rabies, the technology can also be applied to other areas of human and animal health. He is already working on using tobacco to develop vaccines for important animal diseases such as African horse sickness; pulpy kidney, a bacterial disease affecting young sheep and goats; and blue tongue, a viral disease in cattle. There are also applications for tobacco in the treatment of HIV and diabetes. “This is good technology. It will make a huge difference to health care.” First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

South African government launches online Central Supplier Database

first_imgDoing business with the South African government is now quicker and the process smoother, thanks to the Central Supplier Database. Brand South Africa reporterLaunched by the minister of finance, companies wanting to work with the state are urged to register on it. There are several benefits to being listed on the database.Businesses that want to be on the government’s supplier database can now register online. Previously, they would have to fill in the forms at a head office.The Central Supplier Database (CSD) was launched yesterday by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in East London, in the Eastern Cape. Nene said the database served as the source of all supplier information for all spheres of government.Centralising the government’s supplier database will reduce duplication of effort and cost for both the supplier and the government, while enabling an electronic procurement process.At the launch, supplier Aaron Mgqueto Mgqueto, who has been in the security business since 1998, said a challenge he faced when dealing with the government related to tenders. “Sometimes government goes with tenders and on those tenders they don’t come back to us to inform us who has won the tender.“Yes I was not in the tender business; I was in the private sector for a while. I just joined them last year and I found it to be a challenge,” he explained.Among the benefits of being registered on the database is that suppliers will only be required to register once when they do business with the government. They will also not be required to submit physical tax clearance and business registration certificates to organs of state.Schalk Human, the chief director of supply chain management for ICT in the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer in the National Treasury, said that as of yesterday, suppliers could register online. It would be compulsory for government departments and state-owned enterprises to use the CSD from 1 April 2016; municipalities would be required to use it from 1 July 2016.“The benefit for business will be that it will reduce admin significantly and it will make it easy for them to engage government,” said Human.Businesses in rural areas and those that did not have access to computers would be assisted, he added.“We foresee support to rural suppliers happening in three ways: first in district offices, Thusong Service Centres, Small Enterprise Development Agency offices and the Post Office. They will have the functionality to assist the suppliers to register.”Source: SAnews.gov.zaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Localeaks: A Drop-Box for Anonymous Tips to 1400 U.S. Newspapers

first_imgTags:#New Media#news#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img audrey watters Although the mission of WikiLeaks is to “open governments,” it’s done quite a lot to make us think about how to open journalism as well. We’ve seen a number of new whistleblower sites crop up – OpenLeaks and Rospil, for example – as well as major news organizations – Al Jazeera, and perhaps even The New York Times – investigate ways to facilitate more whistle-blowing and leaking.But why wait for local newspapers to roll out their own anonymous tips pipeline when a project from CUNY Graduate School‘s Entrepreneurial Journalism program has designed just that thing.Using Localeaks, you can send an anonymous tip, including a file, to over 1400 newspapers in the U.S. through one online form. Choose your state. Choose the newspaper. Enter your information and submit your anonymous tip.Each drop-box consists of a secure web connection and a form that encrypts both files and the text submitted (then destroys the originals) as well as removes identifying metadata from documents. The system also makes every effort to leave no traceable remnants from the transaction, such as identifiable session cookies on the client side or logging of any IP addresses on the server side.Once a file is submitted, the newspaper will receive an email, alerting them to the tip. The newspaper then needs to reply that it’s interested. Then a temporary secure file transfer is established. This last step isn’t automated yet, according to Matthew Terenzio, Web Development Director at The Hour Publishing Co and one of the members of this project. The best way to do so, he says, would be to have the encryption software – the open source GnuPG in this case – set up on the newspaper’s end. “It is unlikely that most would have it yet,” says Terenzio, who says he’s working on helping some newspapers set up their own drop-boxes to avoid this step.But an increasing familiarity with encryption might just be in more newsroom’s future, particularly if the number of “local leaks” continue. After all, as Terenzio notes, “the people formerly called the audience and the sources, are setting the pace of change, not the news organizations.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

RED Digital Case Study: Honesty & Humanity Is The Best Policy

first_imgIn this post we share a few thoughts on setting realistic expectations when working with clients. Good advice for business and creative professionals alike.Jim Jannard recently posted a great apology/apologetic on the Red User Forum about RED’s habit of making over enthusiastic announcements with over eager delivery deadlines, which have then been subject to disappointing delays, change and shifting price points. You can read the full text here, but I just wanted to offer a few thoughts off the back of it about the importance of honesty when dealing with your customers…and how they’ll ultimately love you for it in the end. RED REEL 2013 NAB:Under Promise – Over DeliverRED is known for thinking big. Really big. Over the moon big. RED stirs the pot. We are also honest to a fault. Did I say we have no idea what we are doing? Everything changes including specs, pricing and delivery dates?The old business axiom of always under promising and over delivering has sort of become old hat these days. Hype (the over-inflation of excitement about a product that will ultimately fail to deliver) is what most businesses leverage for flogging weak products to over eager fans. But that’s a road of short term gains for long term death. Brands build loyalty and reputation over decades not just product cycles. An emphasis on product and getting the product perfect is what will satisfy your fans and give them something to genuinely rave about (Steve Jobs legacy) . This is what RED have also become known for – disruptive products that can truly wear the badge of ‘game changers’:RED (I guess I am the guilty party) has spouted off “miracles” since 2006. “4K is the future” was our 1st message. We showed a shiny prototype at NAB that year. We took deposits on an impossible dream. A 4K camera for $17,500 when others were selling a 1080P cinema camera for over $200K. What we showed in our booth, and what people put down deposits toward, looked nothing like what we delivered one year later. We did deliver the RED ONE for $17,500 as promised. And that changed the history of cinema and who could participate. It marked the beginning of the changing of the guard.But riding the fine line between enthusiasm and hype is a difficult task. When you’re out to turn an industry upside down with visionary leadership it’s hard not to get ahead of yourself and stumble over your own excitement. So what’s great about Jim’s latest post is that he finishes with this new sentiment:We are just beginning. We have dreams that cannot be imagined. Once we deliver what you know about… there is more. Much more… only this time, we aren’t going to tell you until they are done.In many ways RED could take a leaf out of Blackmagic Design’s marketing book. Engaging the wow factor of surprise and delight by not telling anyone about your new products and then announcing them when they’re (mostly) ready to ship. Although it has to be said of course that BMD has also encountered the pain and frustration of the enormous difficulties inherent in delivering technically sophisticated products, especially when things go wrong. But like RED they’ve also been honest and upfront about it:Some good news. If you have read my other posts about the causes of the camera delays then you know we have been dealing with a problem with our sensor supplier related to contamination of the glass that’s bonded on the front of the sensor. It’s not been clean and so we had to stop production of cameras….   (Another update later) It is sure a relief seeing this problem coming to a close. I cannot believe this happened and it’s been an incredibly frustrating delay. However I am feeling really positive now.  – Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design.Engage Your FansFor all of our faults (many)… caring about our customers and pushing the envelope are not two of them. This always seems to have us riding the ragged edge. This NAB presentation is no exception. We are trying to do things never done before and the clock is ticking for us to get ready. – Jim JannardPart of the success for both RED Digital and Blackmagic Design is their vibrant forums, which give all of their users, fans and detractors a place to hang out, chat and offer valuable feedback (and rant). A forum is a great way to build community around a brand or product is great, but a forum in which the head honchos dive in and play a central role is even better. Apple has a user forum on its site, but Steve Jobs or Tim Cook would never stop by for some honest communication. It’s just user’s trying to help each other out.The Red User forum is an all together different place – an open place where users are invited to share in the journey with the company.So… are we late with Dragon? Yes. And Meizler. And REDRAY. And our Projector. Of course we are. This stuff is not easy. In fact it is groundbreaking and extremely difficult. Sometimes I want to strangle our engineers for their optimistic schedule. In the end… I embrace them for working on the hardest stuff… the impossible goals. They are the ones that brought you the RED ONE and the EPIC.Building a loyal, ardent and vocal fan base who get angry when you’re late to deliver is far better than an apathetic crowd who could buy your stuff, or someone else’s without much consideration. I’d rather have a mob of frusturated fans (at least they care!) than a customer base who don’t care and are only interested if you’re the cheapest.Be HumanBlackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty Interview at NAB 2013:Finally the most important lesson anyone running a business can take away from this is that being honest makes you human. It reveals that you are just like the rest of us. Not some faceless corporation that doesn’t care about the feelings of its customers but a team of real people who care passionately about what they do. People who stay up late because they’re dedicated to offering great products and services and are committed to building something of worth. Who wouldn’t want to be involved in that? To buy into that?But honest humanity comes at the cost of slick performance. Human’s are frail and fallible, they make mistakes, stumble over their words and go with gut instincts. The reason that Apple’s ads are so frequently spoofed is that they are 100% for slick performance with a lack of genuine humanity. Personally I’d much rather watch a 90 second, wobbly, badly lit handheld chat in Jonathan Ive’s office, while he doodles  away at something and talks from the heart than 6 and a half minutes of marketing speil.When quoting schedules, budgets and time constraints with your clients keep HONESTY in mind. Expectations should be realistic…quality work takes time!last_img read more

UAAP Starting 5: Week 3

first_imgMOST READ Reigning MVP Ben Mbala returned like he never left and University of the Philippines showed it’s a force to reckon with after taking down defending champion De La Salle in a game that saw the Fighting Maroons hit a record-setting 16 3-pointers.READ: UAAP Starting 5: Weeks 1 and 2FEATURED 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 shutoutCenter: Ben Mbala (La Salle Green Archers) Ben Mbala. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter representing Cameroon in the 2017 Fiba Afrobasket, the MVP returned in style. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Read Next View comments E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Jun Manzo. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDesiderio wasn’t the lone Maroon, who posed problems for the Green Archers. After Desiderio lit up in the third quarter, Jun Manzo took his turn to finish La Salle off.Manzo had nine of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, scoring late buckets that kept the Green Archers down for the count. Honorable mentions:Ron Dennison (Far Eastern University)Ron Dennison. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere’s a dilemma concerning Ron Dennison. As good as he is for FEU, he plays the same position as Ravena and that’s a tough competition to win considering that Ateneo has also remained undefeated. Still, Dennison is on a class of his own and his 15 points plus his defensive leadership against UST puts him on this seven-man list.Papi Sarr (Adamson Falcons) Papi Sarr. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPapi Sarr was decent in his first game in Season 80 as he put up 10 points and four rebounds in Adamson’s 88-81 win over UST, but it was in his past two games the 6-foot-8 big man showed his quality. The Adamson center, who is still trying to regain top form after suffering a groin injury before the season started, averaged 15.5 points and 14.5 rebounds against La Salle and National University. center_img BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters 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 Mbala averaged 33 points and 11 rebounds and although La Salle split its first two games with the menacing big man back, there was no better center in the league than him.Forward: Arvin Tolentino (Far Eastern University)Arvin Tolentino. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRebounding and defense isn’t exactly Arvin Tolentino’s strong suit, yet he delivered when Far Eastern University needed a presence in the middle.Prince Orizu played on and off for the Tamaraws against University of Santo Tomas due to illness and Tolentino took it upon himself to provide the muscle. Tolentino put up season-highs in scoring and rebounding to lead the Tamaraws over the Growling Tigers with 15 points and 10 boards.ADVERTISEMENT In the three games prior to FEU’s match against UST, Tolentino only averaged exactly five boards a game and 9.6 points.Forward: Thirdy Ravena (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Thirdy Ravena. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo had just one game the past week, but boy did Thirdy Ravena make it worth watching.Ateneo currently owns the best record in the league with a 4-0 slate and it’s largely because of Ravena’s strong play.The senior wingman led the Blue Eagles in their 83-65 rout of University of the East with 21 points, on an efficient 7-of-12 shooting, while grabbing eight rebounds.Guard: Paul Desiderio (UP Fighting Maroons)Paul Desiderio. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe legend of Paul Desiderio continues to grow.Desiderio was hell-bent on toppling the Green Archers and he did that by pouring in a career performance that made him Diliman’s most beloved person in a jersey.The senior guard unleashed 16 third-quarter points to post a career-high 30 and all the while keeping a straight face as La Salle searched for a way to stop him. Guard: Jun Manzo (UP Fighting Maroons) Corey Kluber gets 18th win as Indians beat Mariners Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It had been quite a whirlwind week in the UAAP.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

London Olympics: Parupalli Kashyap was smart and clever

first_imgThe beauty of this format is that it always gives underdogs a chance. It is like One-day cricket where a team dominating in the beginning holds the advantage. Similarly, in this format of badminton, a lead by few points at the start puts the opposition under real pressure.This is why you see so many upsets these days, unlike in the past when a player had to win service and then score points. Here, a top-rung player cannot breathe easy. If he is pushed behind at the start, he can be shaky and it opens up the game for an underdog.All said and done, gameplan and proper execution are central to an unfancied player’s chances over his rival. The way Parupalli Kashyap played against higherranked Tien Minh Nguyen, it was clear that he has done his homework well. I had said in my earlier column that Kashyap needs to plan his game against Tien Minh, vary his pace, mix his variety of strokes and patiently wait for the defensive Vietnamese to crack.Kashyap did exactly that. He was smart and clever and played a tactical game. Tien Minh is a very defensive player. He likes to retrieve against a faster player. He would return each and every shuttle and wait for the opponent to commit mistakes.Kashyap kept the shuttle low and was not giving enough space to Tien Minh. In the long rallies, he would increase the pace, slow it down and then hit straight that caught his opponent totally off guard.advertisementThe shuttles being used are extremely slow and this should suit the game of someone like Tien Minh. But once Kashyap got off to a good start he played freely, and without any pressure.Now, Kashyap has a god chance of moving into the quarter-finals. He will meet Sri Lankan Niluka Karunaratne in the pre-quarters, whom he beat earlier this year.Karunaratne has often come to train at our academy in Bangalore. He is a physically strong and attacking player. He would be high on confidence after knocking down eighth seed Japanese Kenichi Tago to top Group C. But Kashyap would fancy his chances.Lang Ville of Finland stretched world No.2 Lee Chong to three games in the group stage. If Indonesian Simon Santoso upsets Chong Wei in the prequarters, Kashyap will face the former.Coming to the women’s doubles match of Jwala and Ashwini, it was pleasing to see that the two have started to get their act together.Ashwini was at her attacking best and did a lot of hard work. The Chinese Taipei pair tried to put Jwala under pressure, but she stood up to the challenge. The Indians should be confident when they take on Singapore’s Shinta Mulia Sari and Lei Yao next.(The writer is a two-time national champion and former India coach)last_img read more

Robert Bolick explodes for 26 in debut, leads NorthPort to rout of Blackwater

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Robert Bolick explodes for 26 points in his first PBA game. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick made quite a good first impression in his PBA debut after leading NorthPort’s rout of Blackwater, 117-91, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Bolick, the second overall pick in last month’s draft, wasted no time in announcing his arrival in the pros, scoring 10 of his game-high 26 points in the first six minutes of the game.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “He (Bolick) really complements the team,” said NorthPort head coach Pido Jarencio in Filipino.“He’s made for the PBA. He’s a winner and coachable, he listens,” Jarencio added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe former San Beda ace hardly missed as he hit 10 of his 12 attempts from the field.Paolo Taha added a career-high 21 points while Sean Anthony and Stanley Pringle, who is coming off his best PBA season where he finished second in the MVP race behind five-time winner June Mar Fajardo, had 19 and 16 points, respectively. Stop being a Christian for a while, Buboy tells Manny Pacquiao Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “We want to surpass out performance in each of the three conferences this season,” said Jarencio, whose squad wound up second to the last in the standings last conference with a 2-9 mark.Another rookie in Abu Tratter, who was the seventh pick by NLEX before being traded to Blackwater along with Paul Desiderio in exchange for talented big man Poy Erram in the offseason, showed out with team-highs 18 points and nine rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View commentslast_img read more

Mel Kiper Has Mason Rudolph As a Top 10 QB For 2017 Draft

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. I should qualify this post by saying I don’t believe Mason Rudolph will go to the NFL after this season. Head coach Mike Gundy doesn’t believe he should, either. He’s probably right.But ESPN draft messiah Mel Kiper Jr. has Rudolph as his No. 10 QB for the 2017 Draft right now. Every single QB he has listed is either a sophomore or a junior. Here is the full list.*Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina*Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech*Deshaun Watson, Clemson**DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame*Brad Kaaya, Miami (Fla.)*Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma*Luke Falk, Washington State**Wilton Speight, Michigan**Clayton Thorson, Northwestern*Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma StateOne asterisk denotes a junior, and two asterisks denote a redshirt sophomore for the 2016 season.At this time last year, Kiper had some guy by the name of Dak Prescott as his No. 10 QB (gulp) so I don’t want to completely dismiss these rankings, but it’s encouraging to me that Kiper has Baker Mayfield ahead of Rudolph. Why? Well, Baker Mayfield ain’t going to the NFL after this year which tells me Mason Rudolph probably isn’t either.“We haven’t had very many players here I felt like were ready to enter that level of football as juniors,” said Gundy. “That’s including Weeden and Blackmon and Russell Okung. Even though they were great players, I didn’t feel like they were ready for what that level can put out there or put in front of those guys. That’s my opinion.”Here is the thing about Rudolph (and Washington) — they are true juniors. They didn’t get that redshirt freshman year to develop, enjoy college etc. That works in your favor if you’re Oklahoma State or a fan of Oklahoma State football. Still, it’s pretty cool that Rudolph is getting love from Kiper, Todd McShay and others.Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph makes some ridiculously accurate throws outside the numbers along the sideline @Zac_Robinson5#BigTimeThrow pic.twitter.com/Nw0ZKoUwTS— Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) November 12, 2016His time in the NFL will come. I just hope it’s in 2018 and not 2017.last_img read more