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Trump ‘seriously considering’ Carson for HUD

first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Trump ‘seriously considering’ Carson for HUD Published: November 22, 2016 1:36 PM EST NEW YORK (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump says he is “seriously considering” retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development.I am seriously considering Dr. Ben Carson as the head of HUD. I’ve gotten to know him well–he’s a greatly talented person who loves people!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016Trump’s announcement on Twitter comes a week after Carson let it be known that he is not interested in being considered for any position in the Trump administration.In Tuesday’s tweet, Trump says: “I am seriously considering Dr. Ben Carson as the head of HUD. I’ve gotten to know him well – he’s a greatly talented person who loves people!”Last week, Carson business manager Armstrong Williams said Carson had opted out of being considered for any position, including as head of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Education Department.Williams also said Trump had made clear he wanted his rival-turned-adviser in some role. SHARElast_img read more

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Bacolod’s Cainglet leads Creamline, 9-0, in PVL

first_imgBacolodnon Fille Cainglet-Cayetano scores against two Chef’s Classics Lady Red Spikers defenders. SPIN.PH PHOTO Taking the place of injured Alyssa Valdez on Saturday, Cainglet-Cayetano spearheaded the offense for the defending champions with nine points and proper her team to a 9-0 win-loss slate. Michele Gumabao and Jessica Galanza had eight points apiece. Risa Sato added seven markers while Morado made 28 excellent sets in her last match with Creamline before leaving to join the Philippine women’s team in Thailand. “Happy naman kami na ‘yung hardwork namin sa training, ‘yung mga patayan namin with coach Tai (Bundit) nag-payoff naman,” said Cool Smashers libero Julia Morado. “Syempre every win we get is an advantage going into the semifinals.” Meanwhile, Aklanon Dell Palomata continued her fine form as the Philippine Air Force Lady Jet Spikers pulled off a stunning 25-22, 25-21, 25-19 sweep over PacificTown-Army Lady Troopers.center_img Palomata tallied 20 points, on 17 attacks and three blocks while veteran setter Wendy Semana showed her prowess with 30 excellent sets as the Lady Jet Spikers improved to 3-5 slate./PN Valdez is out at least for a week after sustaining a right ankle injury in practice on Thursday and has also withdrawn from the Philippine women’s volleyball team’s participation in a tournament in Thailand. MANILA – Bacolod City’s Fille Cainglet-Cayetano showed her vintage form as Creamline Cool Smashers cruised to a 25-11, 25-14, 25-21 sweep of the Chef’s Classic Lady Red Spikers in the PVL Open Conference at the San Juan Arena.last_img read more

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Rojas can break TJ world record – Ricketts

first_imgYulimar Rojas of Venezuela is poised and ready to break the triple jump world record. That’s the view of Kerry Lee Ricketts, who believes his wife Shanieka Ricketts might also reach the 24-year-old mark of 15.50 metres. Rojas raised expectations last year with a monster foul at the Pan Am Games and with a brilliant jump taped at 15.41m just after the Diamond League final, and a 15.32m winner to beat Ricketts en route to a successful defence of her World Championship title. “I definitely see the WR coming this year. I can foresee probably two athletes going over the world record, all being well,” the coach predicted. Asked to pinpoint the jumpers who will mount the challenge, he smiled, “two athletes, two top triple jumpers, maybe the reigning DL champion and the reigning world champion.” He rates the tall Venezuelan very highly. Fantastic year “To be honest, Rojas has had a fantastic year, two massive jumps, one at the World Championships, 15.32m to win, and one at a meet in Spain where she jumped 15.41m, the second biggest of all time. Take nothing away from her, she is poised and ready to go over the record,” he said admiringly. He expects that continued work on technique will put his wife, who surprised Rojas with a last jump personal best of 14.93 metres at the Diamond League final prior to the Worlds, in position to challenge. “So we just continue to work on that while maintaining everything else, so hopefully when she (Shanieka Ricketts) goes out and opens, in the latter part of the season, we shall see some real good jumps,” he reasoned with special reference to their ongoing focus on refining the final phase of her execution. According to coach Ricketts, his wife won’t be the only Jamaican jumper who could be flying in 2020. He’s high on the chances of world jump champion Tajay Gayle to improve on his gold medal winning national record of 8.69 metres in 2020. “Wow! The sky’s the limit”, Ricketts enthused. “He’s still young and he’s still learning the event so I won’t be surprised if I see him going somewhere close to 8.80m or somewhere like that,” Ricketts predicted for the 23 year-old, who broke the longstanding Jamaican standard of 8.62m held by world and Olympic runner-up James Beckford. He sees improvements ahead for the Stephen Francis-coached University of Technology standout. “He’s quick and I’ve heard his coach saying they’ll be working a lot more on speed and stuff like that so, trust me, I’m excited to see what can happen, but I think he could definitely go over 8.80m,” Ricketts said.last_img read more

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Angelos Giourtalis sentenced

first_imgAngelos Giourtalis has been sentenced to nine years jail after he was found guilty of 49 charges of defrauding the Commonwealth and eight charges of attempting to defraud the Commonwealth last Friday. When reaching her verdict at the Sydney District Court, Judge Helen Syme, said considered these four aspects; the amount of the fraud was very significant; that MR Giourtalis had used planning and subterfuge; his actions had an impact on the people whose identities he used; and reparation sought by the Commissioner will be granted. Mr Gioutalis with a minimum sentence of six years and three months before he can be eligible for parole. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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