Blatche arriving soon, will play for Gilas vs Japanese

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Their next games in February are away matches against Chinese Taipei and Australia. June Mar Fajardo, the reigning four-time PBA MVP, Jason Castro, Calvin Abueva, Gabe Norwood, Terrence Romeo, Matthew Wright and RR Pogoy are the consensus shoo-ins for the final 12-man lineup in Tokyo. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘He made me into an MVP’: Bolick repays Fernandez’ trust with NCAA crown 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 Blatche was set to arrive Nov. 12 but apparently, failed to get a leave from the Flying Tigers. Xinjiang’s next game will be in January, and that poses another problem for the Gilas coaching staff as the Filipinos will play the Taiwanese and Australia in February.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneReports reaching the Gilas camp say that Blatche could flaunt his best form yet in a Team PH uniform.Gilas flies out for Japan on Nov. 21 to play the Japanese before coming home to tangle with the Taiwanese three days later at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Andray Blatche. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAndray Blatche, barring any injuries, will finally join Gilas Pilipinas in the next couple of days and will reinforce the Filipinos in their first two Fiba Asia Qualifying games against Japan and Chinese Taipei.The 6-foot-11 Blatche, Team PH’s naturalized player, will play Xinjiang’s final game for the year in the China Basketball Association slated Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnycenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

Anti-gay group scolds bank

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Chris Hammond, a vice president of business development for Wells Fargo & Co., the nation’s fifth largest bank in assets, said the bank provided a $50,000 grant to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. He said the bank did not, however, agree to match contributions as GLAAD had advertised and Focus criticized. “That being said, we do support many communities, and we’re proud to be a diverse organization,” said Hammond, acknowledging that some donations go to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender groups. Hammond said he told Focus officials that the San Francisco-based bank contributes to many charities, “including nonprofit agencies Focus on the Family believes in.” Glennda Testone, spokeswoman for GLAAD, issued a written statement saying: “Thankfully, corporate America knows that discriminating against a group of people based on who they love is not only bad for business; it’s just plain wrong.” “Let’s just call this what it is – another attempt by an anti-gay group to try to intimidate companies into not supporting or doing business with gays and lesbians,” Testone said of the action by Focus. DENVER – The conservative Christian group Focus on the Family says it is withdrawing its funds from Wells Fargo because of the bank’s support of gay organizations. “Focus on the Family has elected to end its banking relationship with Wells Fargo, motivated primarily by the bank’s ongoing efforts to advance the radical homosexual agenda,” according to a statement on the group’s Web site dated Thursday and attributed to the Focus president and chief executive, Jim Daly. “Our decision is not personal, but principled, and we trust our constituents and others will respect it.” The statement does not say how much money the group had deposited with Wells Fargo. Calls were not returned Saturday from the group’s Colorado Springs headquarters to those who left messages requesting further information. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more