Daily Tribune (Philippines)

Snyder guides Team LeBron


LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder and his staff will guide Team LeBron in the 70th National Basketball Associatio­n (NBA) All-Star Game on 7 March in Atlanta, the league announced Friday.

Snyder earned the spot as coach of the team with the best record in the Western Conference through next Sunday’s games, a position the Jazz have already clinched with an NBA-best 24-6.

The league also said Doc Rivers will coach Team Durant in the midseason exhibition.

He earned the nod because the Philadelph­ia 76ers will own the best record in the Eastern Conference through Sunday’s game.

It’s Snyder’s first time as an All-Star head coach and the second time a Jazz coach was so honored after Frank Layden in 1984.

LeBron James had the most votes of any NBA player in fan balloting to earn the captaincy from the Western Conference while Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant will captain the other All-Star squad after topping all Eastern Conference vote-getters.

The Jazz are off to one of their best starts in franchise history with Snyder now 295-217 over seven seasons as coach of the Jazz, including four consecutiv­e playoff appearance­s.

The Department of Tourism (DoT) has commended the local government of El Nido in Palawan for the enforcemen­t of its tight entry protocols to guarantee the health and safety of guests, workers and host communitie­s in the tourist destinatio­n.

While enforcing protocols, the DoT said that the Philippine National Police in El Nido will be filing charges against two female tourists from the National Capital Region who were held by municipal health officers at the Lio Airport on 16 February.

Authoritie­s said the two were held for submitting swab tests with falsified dates of specimen collection, which is in violation of Republic Act 11322 for tampering of records or intentiona­lly providing misinforma­tion.

El Nido officials said the falsificat­ion was confirmed after verifying the QR code through the Lords Medical and Industrial Clinic which administer­ed the test.

The two were held for submitting swab tests with falsified dates of specimen collection, which is in violation of Republic Act 11322.

Meanwhile, representa­tives of El Nido municipal health office escorted the offenders to the Chelles Hotel, where they will stay for their mandatory seven-day quarantine.

Meanwhile, the Tourism department continues to call on officials of both municipal and provincial government­s in Palawan to further tighten controls, particular­ly in areas that have reopened to cater to domestic tourists, like El Nido and Coron.

The DoT has reiterated its support to the province of Palawan for the slow but safe reopening of its tourist destinatio­ns.

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