Hezbollah threats force rival party’s news media to close

first_img February 4, 2021 Find out more Lebanon : Violence against reporters becoming more frequent in Lebanon News Reporters Without Borders condemns Hezbollah’s armed attacks and threats against four news media owned by the family of Saad Hariri, the head of Future Movement, the anti-Syrian majority party in the Lebanese parliament. All four news media – the terrestrial and satellite TV station Future TV, satellite TV news channel Future News, the daily newspaper Al-Mustakbal and Radio Orient – were forced to stop operating today. “Lebanon is undergoing a serious political crisis and the situation is very disturbing,” the press freedom organisation said. “We hope the gagging of the anti-Syrian parliamentary majority’s news media is not a harbinger of even greater violence. The aggressiveness displayed by Hezbollah militants poses an additional danger for the many journalists covering the clashes on the streets of Beirut. We urge Hezbollah to refrain from attacks on the press.”Rockets were fired early this morning at Al-Mustakbal’s headquarters, starting a fire on one of its floors. Soon afterwards, gunmen surrounded the offices of Future TV, Future News and Radio Orient and threatened to open fire if they did not stop broadcasting. Witnesses said Hezbollah militiamen disabled their video surveillance systems and then disconnected their broadcast cables. Lebanese army soldiers protected employees as they left they buildings to go home.There have been clashes between Hezbollah militiamen and supporters of the anti-Syrian majority for more than 24 hours in several west Beirut neighbourhoods. Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns armed attacks and threats by Hezbollah against four news media owned by the family of Future Movement leader Saad Hariri. “Lebanon is undergoing a serious political crisis and we hope the gagging of the anti-Syrian parliamentary majority’s news media is not a harbinger of even greater violence.” RSF_en Lebanese journalist found shot dead in car News May 9, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hezbollah threats force rival party’s news media to close Organisation Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” to go further November 11, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Lebanon Help by sharing this information News LebanonMiddle East – North Africa News January 14, 2021 Find out more LebanonMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

KSU AD Currie replaces no-show Weber at annual Sumner County Catbacker event

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Kansas State Men’s Basketball Coach Bruce Weber was a no-show at the Sumner County Catbackers Banquet Thursday evening, but KSU Athletic Director John Currie spoke to the local chapter at the annual golf tournament/dinner auction held in Wellington. K-State assistant Chester Frazier, an assistant coach, spoke in place of Weber.Sooner loving Brady Walker will join Chaney Stallbaumer, Bill Butts and Adam Ricke in the 2015 Acura College Alumni Tournament at Pinehurst, North Carolina on Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. The foursome qualified after finishing first place, first flight of the tournament. This marked the first time the golf tournament became a Pinehurst qualifier.Sumner County K-Staters gather at Knights of Columbus Thursday.Currie immediately won over the crowd in his appearance by announcing that K-State’s Akela Jones won the NCAA Heptathlon (see story here). The six-year athletic director then listed the various successes of the K-State athletic program over the past year.“For the third consecutive season, K-State will have season ticket sellouts,” Currie said. “While attendance is declining elsewhere we are increasing. That says a lot about the K-State fan base.”Currie listed several accomplishments of the football program including a second consecutive victory in Norman last fall and shut out against Texas. He said the football program has received tremendous stability.“We have had just two assistant coaches leave the football program since 2012, which says a lot about the tremendous stability there,” Currie said. “People scoffed when we hired Snider but in the past six years, the coaching turnover elsewhere in the Big 12 is much, much higher.”Currie joked that although Snyder wasn’t there to coach the father of one of the KSU alumnus in attendance in 1922, he’s hoping he will coach the alumnus grandson in 2022.Currie also spoke of the improving facilities at KSU and the increased national branding of the K-State logo.Someone asked when Snyder was going to retire. Currie said hopefully never.Someone asked about the quarterback situation which will include two highly touted replacements for Jake Waters. K-State just signed a junior college transfer Jonathan Banks of Contra Costa College to go with freshman Alex Delton of Hays. Currie would just smile and say there will be some quarterback competition this fall.Wyatt Thompson, the voice of the K-State Wildcats, was then interviewed by Frazier, who was optimistic about the basketball team’s future despite the player attrition in the off season. Five players have left the program from the 2014-15 team.Frazier said, however, KSU has a lot of talent returning including an impressive freshman class.Dante Williams, Dean Wade, Caribe Ervin II, Barry Brown and Kamau Stokes are part of the new group coming in. He also spoke of the progress of D.J. Johnson, a junior, who is making progress from his broken foot injury from a year ago.The Catbackers event in Wellington is usually held at the end of June, but was moved up in an effort to better coordinate the travel plans of the K-State organizers with other Catbacker events. With harvest in full swing Thursday, attendance was down, said Sumner County Catbackers President Dr. Richard Heersche.More pictures of the event can be found here.Scores for the tournament were: Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. 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Donald Sterling: A disturbing reminder of society’s underbelly

first_imgHezzie McCalebThere’s a famous line by Al Pacino from the Godfather III movie “just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in”. That’s the feeling that not only African Americans but most Americans felt when the comments from Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling went public recently.After I listened to the audio footage I really didn’t know what to think other than to be in somewhat shock that he would be stupid enough to let his foolish thinking go public. Then again from the sound of it this appears to be a clandestine operation to let the world into the Jim Crow Plantation mindset that exists in Donald Sterling’s head.We all want to believe that in 2014 we live in a world where our fellowman and women get judged by their merits and character. Ultimately, at the end of the day the fact of the matter is that a person’s actions good or bad should be the determining factor on the type of person they are perceived to be.Unfortunately we live in the “real” world and comments like Sterling’s to his surprisingly minority mixed girlfriend show that some people are stuck in a very repugnant and archaic frame of mind. I think what makes it even worse is that Sterling himself being Jewish is also a minority and it’s no secret the tremendous discrimination his people have suffered through so to take his approach against other minorities is just flat out asinine.This racist volcano has been bubbling for quite some time never really reaching full on Mt. Vesuvius to Pompeii proportions publicly but from his discrimination against minorities in his housing establishments, to the highly publicized fall out and comments from former GM and NBA Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor to now it’s safe to say this volcano is in full eruption.The timing couldn’t be worse for his own Clippers team who are in a middle of a push to win the Western Conference Finals to compete for a championship.  The team is muddled in a scandal of the ugliest kind. A team who’s players are predominantly African American and are all led by an African American coach for them to be answering questions in the media about the team owners plantation state of mind instead of focusing on basketball is flat out unacceptable.It was hard watching a clearly distracted and befuddled Clippers team come out flat from the first quarter Sunday and never really get into this game. Can you blame them though? Yes Steph Curry was amazing and the Warriors played exceptional Sunday, that can’t be challenged. What can be challenged though is had this despicable news not been true and the Clippers were totally focused on the task at hand and not thinking that their owner felt that the Black players were no more than prized cattle would they have been more competitive? That’s something we won’t know but those of us who think people should all be treated fairly know this must be addressed expeditiously.Adam Silver has made a statement for the NBA, Chris Paul (Ironically a Los Angeles Clipper) has made a statement for the Players Association, current and former greats have made statements to coincide with public outrage. So what’s next? How do you hurt a billionaire? Whatever the punishment is once it is confirmed that those comments are in fact Donald Sterling’s his punishment must be swift, harsh and set standard for what is no longer acceptable in the NBA or this modern world that we all have to live in together.Hezzie McCaleb founded the Barbershop Sports brand in 2010 and has since been working tirelessly to establish it as the source of the most entertaining sports coverage around. He currently serves as Moderator and Executive Producer of the weekly nationally distributed radio show ‘Inside The Barbershop’, is Editor In Chief of the Barbershop Sports website, and is also a primary columnist with the nationally distributed Barbershop Sports blog. Hezzie is a self proclaimed pop culture fanatic and sports nut who is quoted as saying “Sports can’t thrive without Pop Culture otherwise, it’s not truly entertainment.” He thoroughly enjoys working with his team to educate, entertain and have fun while interfacing with our fans working to deliver simply the best in sports and pop culture content creation around. Any questions or comments Hezzie can be reached on twitter at @HezTheGreatOne or also by email at [email protected]://www.barbershopsports.com/author/hmccaleb/last_img read more

Tenino to Receive the Benefit of a Phase I ‘Water Resource…

first_imgFacebook51Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of TeninoImpact Bioenergy, on behalf of the City of Tenino, is one of 10 partnerships from across the United States to receive a $50,000.00 Phase 1 “Water Resource Recovery Prize” from the US Department of Energy. The prize seeks to increase resource recovery from municipal wastewater treatment plants across the United States.  A two-phase program, Phase 1 challenges teams to submit two high-level facility engineering schematics, a business case demonstrating improvement relative to the existing baseline conditions, and a technical description validating the potential for cost-effectiveness and viability of the resource recovery plan.  Phase 1 winners then compete for award of a $250,000.00 Phase 2 prize in order to provide a more detailed plan for financing and construction, supported by quantitative analysis and/or modeling.Councilmember Dave Watterson first approached the City Council with his grant proposal during their regular meeting on May 26, 2020.  After receiving Council approval, he then worked with a team of technical specialists from Impact Bioenergy, MacDonald-Miller, and EEFinance to write a grant proposal, which was submitted on May 28.  This proposal was accepted and Impact Bioenergy was selected as one of 10 winners on July 9, 2020!!“Dave is a producer” says Mayor Wayne Fournier. “He has been successful bringing innovative renewable energy projects to the area like the award-winning micro-grid project currently being implemented jointly between Puget Sound Energy and Tenino High School, as well as being instrumental in the grant that resulted in the installation of solar panels at Tenino High that greatly reduce the need for purchased energy, thereby saving the School District thousands of dollars.”Watterson explains:  “Renewable resources is a passion of mine.  The City has been pursuing options for making our wastewater plant more cost effective for the past three years.  When I discovered the Water Resource Recovery Prize program, I saw the potential to leverage the ongoing efforts to greatly increase both the effectiveness and efficiency of our operations.”If Tenino, and Impact Bioenergy, is awarded a Phase 2 prize, the City could expect to implement a program that would both accelerate the recovery of valuable resources and lower the ultimate costs of the operation of the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Phase 2 winners will be announced in August of 2021.last_img read more

RFH Alumna Cindy Sherman To Speak On “Living Out Loud”

first_imgRUMSON – The Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is hosting Rumson High School graduate Cindy Sherman as part of a week of education and awareness events in April.A 1973 graduate of Rumson High School. Sherman earned a B.A. in Elementary/Special Education at Boston College and a masters in guidance counseling at Montclair State University. She is also a licensed therapist.Sherman is employed as a guidance/crisis counselor at Bloomfield High School and is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Bloomfield College.On Friday, April 13, Sherman will speak at R-FH as part of a project titled “Coming Home,” which is coordinated by Live Out Loud, an organization whose mission is to inspire and empower LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender)BGT youth by connecting them with successful LGBT professionals in their community.Through the program, LGBT professionals return to their high schools to speak with a new generation of students about the experiences that have shaped them.Sherman will be speaking to the GSA and to all interested classes, clubs, or groups at 11 a.m. in the auditorium. A question and answer period will follow her talk.last_img read more

Johnson strikes twice to lead Leafs past pesky Bruins

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s something about third periods and the Grand Forks Border Bruins that keeps Leaf fans on the edge of their seats.For the second straight game the Bruins staged a third-period rally, only this time falling short in a 5-4 loss to the Nelson Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena.“I wasn’t here for that game (a 6-5, December 12 loss to the Bruins) but I heard about it,” said the game’s first star, Dustin Johnson, who finished the contest with three points for the home side.“Grand Forks, from what I saw playing them tonight, is a team that is not going to give up no matter what the score.”“So for us heading into playoffs we’ve got to focus on not giving up those leads,” Johnson added.It was obvious from the start most of the Nelson players still had nightmares from the pre-Christmas collapse.The Leafs took the play to the Bruins from the opening puck drop, firing 20 some shots at the Grand Forks net.Patrick Martens and Taylor O’Neil, on the power play, gave the Leafs a 2-0 lead after one period.In the second Johnson struck twice with one of the markers coming with the man advantage. Joel Stewart had the other marker to increase the Nelson lead to 5-2 after 40 minutes.However penalties, the key during the previous encounter in December, gave the momentum to Grand Forks. Cody Larsen, once on the power play, scored twice to cut the lead to 5-4.The Bruins pressed for the equalizer but Marcus Beesley made some huge saves to keep Nelson in front.The Leafs finished game out shooting the Bruins 51-24.Beesley, in goal while starter Darren Hogg rests his injured leg, registered his tenth win of the season.Next game for the Leafs is Friday, January 21 when the Kalona Chiefs pay a visit to the NDCC Arena.LEAF NOTES: Jeremy Mandoli backed up Beesley in the Leaf nets. . . . Blake Arcuri did not play as did Gavin Currie. . . .Dustin Johnson, who broke into the KIJHL with Summerland Sting in the 2006-07 season, has a five-game points streak. . . .Darren Hogg, injured during the recent road trip in Golden, lost his chance to play in the KIJHL Prospect’s Game. Alex Ross of Castlegar will replace Hogg. However, the news is better for Riley Henderson, who gets his shot during the KIJHL All Star contest after starter Darren Tarasoff was hurt. . . .Currie’s spot on the Kootenay team is taken by Ryan Aynsley of Castlegar. . . .Leaf coach and GM Chris Shaw traded winger Connor McLaughlin to the Fernie Ghostriders. It’s believed McLaughlin may not be avaliable to play again until the Riders play host to the Cyclone Taylor Cup in [email protected]last_img read more

Are Scientists Capable of Stupidity?

first_img(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Scientists are only people, and most people do or say dumb things sometimes.  You can decide how to classify these “scientific” ideas.Overhyped Martian claims of the past:  While the world eagerly awaits NASA announcing “something big” about Mars next week,* Clara Moskowitz reminds us on Space.com that there were at least five overhyped claims in the past: (1) the canals on Mars, (2) flowing water on Mars, (3) the face on Mars, (4) microbes in a Martian meteorite, and (5) claims of possible life from Vikings 1 and 2.  Many of these were taken very seriously by renowned scientists of the day.Alien Breck:  A long time ago in a beauty salon far, far away: We may be able to detect aliens by their hairspray, Charles Q. Choi announced on Space.com: “Alien hairspray may help us find E.T.”  Presumably space babes would wish to keep their locks in place with chloroflurocarbons, which astronomers might detect in a planetary atmosphere.  That’s probably enough said, except to note that NASA considered this story newsworthy enough to give it good press on their Astrobiology Magazine website.Organized ignorance:  When you don’t know what you are talking about, does it help to organize your ignorance?  Apparently Claudio Maccone thinks so.  Astrobiology Magazine said Maccone took another look at the Drake Equation for calculating how many aliens inhabit the galaxy.But the Drake equation must not be evaluated only by the numerical values it produces. Some say the Drake equation is a way to organize our ignorance. By exposing the extraterrestrial intelligence hypothesis mathematically, we limit the real possibilities to each term and approach the final answer: how many alien civilizations are there?Maccone massaged the ignorance with new inputs and came up with a new estimate of how many alien civilizations there are, which nobody can check.  He simultaneously solved another problem of organized ignorance: why hasn’t SETI detected any aliens yet?  Answer: the average distance of these unknown civilizations might put them too far for our current detectors to find.  How convenient; maybe we can use that method to explain why we haven’t found ghosts.Minds by mistake:  Someone didn’t think this through.  Maybe Darwin made him do it.  Take an ape brain and zap it: instant intelligence!  That seems to be the gist of a story on Science Daily, “Origin of Intelligence and Mental Illness Linked to Ancient Genetic Accident.”  What does the prestigious University of Edinburgh think of one of their own, Seth Grant, proposing that a genetic accident led to his brain?  He proposes that a mistake caused a gene to make multiple copies of neurons, which led to both intelligence and mental illness.  This makes mental illness the flip side of intelligence, leading readers to believe that Grant may not be able to tell one from the other.*We learned later the latest Mars hype was due to a misunderstanding; see Live Science‘s explanation.What’s disturbing is that nobody in the press called these people on these claims, although Clara Moskowitz came close.Evolutionary scientists have the gall to declare their critics ignoramuses.  We simply show you what they say; you decide.last_img read more

Soweto tourist info centre opens

first_img23 February 2006The Soweto Tourism and Information Centre is set to provide a comprehensive service to the hundreds of thousands of people who visit South Africa’s world-famous township every year.The one-stop tourist information shop was opened this week at the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication in Kliptown, where the Freedom Charter was adopted 50 years ago.“Soweto is the most visited township in South Africa,” Johannesburg Mayor Amos Masondo said at the launch. “Its heritage and history, its culture and unique position in the liberation struggle, make it a must-see destination for foreign as well as local visitors.”Masondo said some 250 000 local and international tourists visit the township every year.From its place on the historic site, the centre will provide comprehensive and integrated help and information to tourists. Visitors will be able to book accommodation in Soweto, and plan and book tours and site guides.The centre, developed by the Johannesburg Tourism Company in partnership with the private sector, has a visitors’ area, a fully equipped conference and meeting room, a curio shop, a call centre, an internet cafe and a cafeteria.It will also have a training facility for aspirant young entrepreneurs wanting to establish small businesses in the hospitality and other related sectors.The centre will be operated and managed by the Johannesburg Tourism Company. For more information, call +27 (0)11 214-0700.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

US, Canada meet in early Olympic showdown among world’s best

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises For now, the Canadians and Americans know millions will be watching a game scheduled for just after noon in South Korea to allow North Americans the chance to watch some late night hockey on Valentine’s Day.Canada forward Jillian Saulnier said they try to represent the best of women’s hockey anytime they step on the ice. The Olympics only raises the stakes.“The world is watching, so for us it’s just a time to showcase our talents and skills so to be able to play against some of the best players in the world,” Saulnier said. “And some of those are on the U.S. as well, so it’s an exciting time for us.”These teams know each other very well thanks to a pre-Olympic exhibition schedule of eight games that included the Four Nations Cup. The United States won three of the first four, including two to win the Four Nations Cup title. But Canada won the final four games in December with two each in Canada and in the United States.Canada captain Marie-Philip Poulin, who scored the tying and game-winning goals in the gold medal game in Sochi, noted they haven’t played since Canada finalized its Olympic roster.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ “So obviously it’s going to be a big change for both of the teams,” Poulin said. “So excited to play. It doesn’t matter what happened before.”Even though the United States won the inaugural gold at the 1998 Nagano Games when women’s hockey debuted at the Olympics, Canada has won each of the past four, and the Canadians are in South Korea looking to add the only medal their country expects when playing the sport they created.United States defenseman Kacey Bellamy is playing in her third Olympics and called U.S.-Canada a “great rivalry.”“Honestly, it’s exciting anytime we play them,” Bellamy said. “We’re going to give 100 percent. We have a lot of respect for each other. Once we hit the ice, it’s going to be a fun game. It’s going to be fast, and we’re excited.”Canada stands at the top of Group A, despite both teams being 2-0, thanks to having scored one more goal (nine) than the Americans (eight). Both teams have allowed one goal apiece — both to Finland. Canada beat Finland by 4-1 compared to the Americans’ 3-1 win to open preliminary play.The Americans canceled practice Wednesday after beating the Russians 5-0 late Tuesday night. The Canadians practiced after their win over Finland.U.S. coach Robb Stauber has tried to keep his players focused on only one opponent at a time, trying to ignore the inevitable game with Canada until a day away.“We know we have the next game,” Stauber said. “We know that opponent very well.” Only gold will do for the United States at the Pyeongchang Games with the Americans mired in a 20-year title drought. And this will be the first time the Americans have played their biggest rival in the Olympics since Canada stunned the United States by rallying from a 2-0 deficit to win gold at the 2014 Sochi Games with a 3-2 overtime victory.Yes, the Americans have been waiting for this moment since the final horn blew in 2014.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’ve been preparing for this tournament for four years,” said Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, a three-time Olympian. “The first two games we’re pretty happy with how they went. Definitely some things we can continue to get better at, but hopefully build on each and every game and be at our best when it matters.”That game is Feb. 22 when the gold medal will be up for grabs. Players from Canada celebrate after the preliminary round of the women’s hockey game against Finland at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Canada won 4-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Much more than bragging rights are on the line anytime the Americans and Canadians meet, and the Olympics offers the opportunity to showcase just how good the best in women’s hockey really are these days.No medal will be on the line Thursday. Just the top spot in the best group in pool play along with the choice of jersey color and benches for the next time they play — ideally the gold medal game.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Meralco stays alive, barely survives Phoenixlast_img read more

Phoenix pounces on chance to get more experience, trades away no. 4 PBA draft pick

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Phoenix head coach Louie Alas chose to play it safe in the upcoming PBA season after his club reportedly traded away the fourth pick in the 2018 Draft to acquire a couple of veterans from NLEX.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES Paul Lee: BPC award won’t mean anything if Magnolia doesn’t win PBA title TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img View comments MOST READ 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 LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño The Fuel Masters received combo guard Alex Mallari and power forward Dave Marcelo in exchange for the fourth pick.Alas said Phoenix chose to get who are available instead of waiting for its fortune in the Draft.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“We’re looking for a point guard in this year’s Draft but this offer was presented to us so why not?” said Alas in Filipino during the Combine Thursday at Gatorade Hoops Center.“Why wait and eventually miss out on the chance because we don’t know who’ll be selected from one to three.” Alas said Mallari and Marcelo, who were both drafted in 2012, already have the experience and have five titles between them.Phoenix still has the 12th pick in the Draft and Alas said the team will still look for a big man or a point guard who’s not afraid to be gritty.CJ Perez, Robert Bolick, and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. are the expected top three selections in this year’s rookie class and the Fuel Masters were one slot away from selecting either of those names.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more