Healthy again, Paul Lee leads way for Hotshots

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I didn’t do much when I returned to practice. I rested on Monday and our practice yesterday wasn’t that intense, so I felt I really saved energy for my legs today,” he said.“I felt lucky with my shots so I took advantage of the open shots. Also, if my teammates were open, I also tried my best to find them.”The 28-year-old Lee feels like he’s slowly closing in on getting back to his tip-top shape.“I feel like I’m getting my groove back,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Teng to use excitement as motivation in rookie year Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPaul Lee didn’t look like someone who just recovered from a knee injury when he took the court on Wednesday.In his first game back, Lee reintroduced himself in leading Magnolia to a 108-95 victory over Alaska.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ “I’m very happy with how I feel. I feel like I just graduated in college,” he shared on Wednesday as the Hotshots started their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup on a winning note.Lee blitzed his way to 30 points on a superb 11-of-14 shooting, on top of seven rebounds and six assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Paul just practiced with us for three days, but you can really see the heart of the kid. He really wants to play, he wants to help the team, and I’m very thankful to Paul,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero.Rust was not a factor for Lee, who used his time off the court as an opportunity to rest his body and have fresh legs. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Low turnout of Disciplined Services’ voters not unexpected

first_imgDear Editor,The very low turnout of Disciplined Services’ voters on D-Day was neither surprising nor unexpected. In fact, it bears a direct relationship with sub-optimally blind-sided and unfocused public education programmes, of which there seems to be no evaluation of the impact on the intended target audience. It is observed that while 7,917 Disciplined Services’ members were eligible to vote, only 3,147 is said to have voted on D-Day.Recently, Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Justice (Retired) James Patterson, in commenting on the low turnout, stated that GECOM did as much as it possibly could to advance meaningful public awareness. To such assertion, one would ask, ‘Have they really?’Only recently, the Secretariat’s CEO, Keith Lowenfield, in being hesitant to provide answers regarding non-compliance with the procurement procedures for awarding GECOM’s public relations contracts, signalled otherwise. Although GECOM claims to have expended hundreds of millions of taxpayers’ dollars for the public education, the results have been lacklustre at best, with the majority of voters being more confused as to the requirements, which now seem new.Apart from the less-than-acceptable public relations stunts, the GECOM Secretariat continues the bungling, thereby creating great suspicion and total mistrust in the process. Regarding the Disciplined Services’ voting, the law clearly states that at least fifteen days before E-Day, officers must indicate their willingness to vote on advance balloting. On this occasion, the List of Voters for D-Day was prepared long before the 15 days’ allowance period, thereby contributing to the low voter turnout.Further, many of the Returning Officers (ROs) seemed to have come up with their own rules and procedures, making the urgent need for clarification on the many elections-related issues difficult. The situation at Eccles-Ramsburg Local Authority Area (LAA) recently sprung another first time surprise, which reflects on the level of GECOM training for its staff and calls for unnecessary time wasting meetings to resolve new apparently created rules.In this instance, the RO, Ms Denise Babb, informed the PPP/C Leader of the List that a list of candidates had to be provided for each polling station, because the notified and approved counting agents for political parties would not be able to raise any objections at the counting of the votes cast. Such circumstances reek of inefficiency, and are designed to cause confusion, since they reflect a lack of standardisation of procedures to be applied.According to the legal and notified procedural guidelines, stakeholders, including political parties in particular, were supposed to appoint three scrutineers to monitor and participate fully in the preparation of the Disciplined Services’ list of voters.One scrutineer was supposed to be with the GECOM staff and army representative to produce and verify the list of electors from the army. Another scrutineer was supposed to be with the team overlooking the preparation of the list of electors for the Police, while the third scrutineer was to work along with the GECOM personnel to prepare the Prison Service List. None of this was done, and there are now serious questions regarding the extraction and preparation of the Voters’ List for D-Day. The Stakeholders must demand the full list of members of the army, Police Force and the Prison Officers; this nation deserves and must be told why the process by law was flouted by GECOM.The voting on D-Day was reduced to a mockery, as the planes arrived at the various polling places in the hinterland and officers were not on the locations for various reasons. Some were apparently not present due to transfers, while others were on leave and out of the area.Worst of all, many senior Police officers openly remarked that they know nothing of the process, since no communication with the Disciplined Services regarding voter Education was done.Sincerely,Neil Kumar, MPlast_img read more

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GDF rank killed in Sheriff Street hit and run accident

first_imgA Guyana Defence Force (GDF) rank attached to the Band Corp was early Saturday morning killed in a hit and run accident along Sheriff Street, Georgetown.Dead: Lashana MooreLashana Moore, 22, of Lot 917 Providence, East Bank Demerara, was reportedly struck by two cars at about 05:30h as she attempted to cross Sheriff Street in the vicinity of Campbellville Secondary School.After receiving the first hit, the woman was toss several feet in the air and landed on the roadway and was again hit by another moving vehicle that was passing at the same time. Both cars drove off the scene but one was subsequently found abandoned at Freeman Street, East La Penitence, Georgetown without the driver.The woman who has a seven-month-old child died on the spot but was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where doctors pronounced her dead on arrival. From reports received, the woman left Camp Ayanganna after receiving a telephone call.At the home of the dead woman on Saturday morning, her weeping mother, Denise Moore explained that she received a telephone call from one of her daughter’s friends who informed her of the accident. She hurriedly rushed to the scene where she saw her daughter’s motionless body lying on the roadway.She recalled that her daughter’s head was bloodied and it sustained a puncture. She later learnt that her daughter had exited a taxi and was about to cross the road when she was struck by two vehicles. One of the drivers, she noted, was arrested while the other escaped.The woman further recalled that her daughter had telephoned her on Friday informing her that she will collect her daughter to braid her hair. “She does normally stay at Camp Ayanganna and come out on weekends and collect her daughter to take her for outings,” the distraught mother cried.She noted that her grandchild stays with her great grandmother in Grove, East Bank Demerara. After the accident, she claimed that she was made to understand that her daughter received a telephone call and left without informing anyone about her whereabouts.“It could be that she was getting a drop to collect her daughter and then head home… we don’t know but she was a very loving child”.Moore joined the Guyana Defence Force four years ago and would have been part of the Band Corp. Her grandmother who was also at the house and seemingly in shock told Guyana Times that she would have received the unfortunate news at about 06:30h on Saturday morning. She iterated that the young woman has left a young baby who will now grow not knowing her mother.She said that she took care of the child so that Moore could be a part of the military. The devastated elderly woman recalled that her now dead granddaughter was a loving individual who was always jovial. She also loved to party, the aggrieved grandmother stated.The woman’s body is at the Lyken’s Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination. She leaves to mourn her mother, daughter and three siblings. The Police have since confirmed that they have arrested one man in connection with the incident as investigations continue.last_img read more

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Mike Lucas cruises into fourth place at JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals

first_imgJOLIET, ILLINOIS, B.C. – Mike Lucas Travelled to Illinois last weekend where he competed at the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals.Lucas, A drag racer from Fort St. John, competed in the JEGS Top Sportsman class, in the all-star race. The class had all of the 2017 division champions compete against each other.Lucas won his first race after beating Mark McDonald with an elapsed time of 7.4 seconds. The Fort St. John resident advanced to the semifinals where he would lose to the eventual winner of the competition, Lester Johnson. Lucas would finish fourth place for his efforts.- Advertisement -In another Top Sportsman class Lucas was unable to get it going as he would lose to Vince Nannini in the first elimination round.Throughout the competition Lucas was able to achieve a top speed of 184.19 Miles per hour.last_img read more

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Germany v Mexico: World Cup 2018 preview, predicted line-ups, key player, more

first_imgWhere can I stream Germany v Mexico?Germany v Mexico is live to stream on talkSPORT.com, or you can listen on 1089 or 1053 AM, DAB radio or through the talkSPORT mobile app. The Luzhniki stadium will host Germany v Mexico Hernandez will be Mexico’s danger man Key players:Germany: Thomas Muller loves the World Cup. At the age of 28, he already has ten goals in the competition, winning the Golden Boot in 2010 and the Silver Boot in 2014. No current player has scored more World Cup goals and there is an added incentive this time: Muller needs seven more to become the highest all-time goalscorer at the tournament, overtaking his compatriot Miroslav Klose on 16.Mexico: West Ham’s Javier Hernandez is the ultimate poacher, and finds himself leading the line at a third World Cup. Already Mexico’s record goalscorer with 49 goals in 101 caps ‘Chicharito’ blends instinct with guile, making him a defender’s nightmare and a constant penalty box threat. 3 The 2018 World Cup is in full swing now, three days worth of matches played – all of which have been live on talkSPORT.Today, Sunday, there are another three games, the second of which sees Germany take on Mexico in Moscow. 3 Predicted line-ups:Germany: Neuer, Hector, Hummels, Boateng, Kimmich, Khedira, Kroos, Reus, Ozil, Muller, WernerMexico: Ochoa, Layun, Moreno, Reyes, Salcedo, Marquez, Lozano, Guardado, Herrera, Vela, Hernandez 3last_img read more

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FIANNA FAIL LEADER MARTIN TO MEET TRAVELLERS OVER RACIST SLUR

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: FIANNA Fail has confirmed to Donegal Daily that their party leader is to meet representatives of the Travellers community to discuss the racist slur by Councillor Sean McEniff.The Donegal County Councillor made several comments about Travellers when it emerged the council had spent €230,000 on a five-bedroom home for a family in Parkill outside Ballyshannon.The controversy erupted again on Monday when arsonists burned the house down. Fianna Fail said today Cllr McEniff’s comments were “totally against” party policy. The party insisted the comments are personal.But a party spokeswoman confirmed to Donegal Daily that Mr Martin will meet the Irish Travellers Movement next week.It comes just hours after Donegal Daily’s revelations on the affair were discussed on TV3’s Vincent Browne programme.Donegal TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn told last night’s programme that McEniff’s comments were “racist and shameful.” He called once again on Fianna Fail to take action against the Bundoran business tycoon.  FIANNA FAIL LEADER MARTIN TO MEET TRAVELLERS OVER RACIST SLUR was last modified: February 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:FIANNA FAIL LEADER MARTIN TO MEET TRAVELLERS OVER RACIST SLURlast_img read more

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Council to vote on new bus fleet

first_imgBURBANK – The City Council will consider Tuesday spending nearly $400,000 for seven gasoline-fueled buses to replace its aging fleet of vehicles for seniors and the disabled. Officials say they need to replace the current fleet of buses because each has racked up an average of about 120,000 miles and require frequent repairs. “Ultimately, the additional use of the buses has placed an unexpected burden on the vehicles which are now experiencing significant mechanical problems,” Andrew Carrasco, the city’s Transportation Services supervisor, wrote in his memo to the council. “It is very unlikely that they will last another year without expensive engine and transmission repairs.” A Transportation Task Force in August discussed replacing the buses with vehicles powered by either gasoline or compressed-natural gas. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Officials said the lowest bidder, Bus West, would bring the biggest seating capacity at 21 seats per bus for a gasoline-powered version. Two bidders proposing CNG versions could provide seating for only 12 or 15 passengers, Carrasco said. Officials say the benefits of having a gasoline bus may outweigh CNG because in an emergency, CNG fueling stations may not be available, whereas gas would be. City Manager Mary Alvord urged the council to act quickly. “During the summer, the air conditioning on some of the buses was going out,” she said. “They’re worn out and they’re wreaking havoc on our efforts to keep our senior transportation services as efficient as they need to be.” Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 jason.kandel@dailynews.com 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

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DDTV: CHRISTMAS SEWAGE HORROR FOR FAMILY

first_imgDDTV: THESE are the conditions families on one County Donegal housing estate are having to deal with this Christmas – and they say no-one will help them.The estate is in Kilmacrennan and called Lennon View, but every time there’s a storm the view gets too close…and water gushes towards the houses.In this video one of the residents Rafal Kimel films conditions there this weekend.“Thanks to Donegal County Council with each storm we have lakes on our estate,” said Rafal. “The estate should have be taken over by the council in 2007, but six years later this has not happened.“When it’s freezing our lake turns to ice and is very very dangerous. The sewage pumps on the estate stopped working five months ago so when we are flooded it pours into the street.“No-one wants to help us. We’re stuck and no-one will take any responsibility. The developer is long gone.“It’s very dangerous as well. I called the ESB as the water covers the electricity box. They passed information about the ‘high risk’ of shock to Donegal County Council. They did not react. It is just sad. Maybe when someone is hurt by electricity they will wake up.”Rafal says he has been waiting for two years for help, but no-one will.“We will spend Christmas with the smell of raw sewage outside our home. It’s not fair and no-one cares.”  DDTV: CHRISTMAS SEWAGE HORROR FOR FAMILY was last modified: December 22nd, 2013 by John2Share 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) Tags:DDTVDonegal County CouncilDonegal Daily Videofloodskilmacrennanlennon viewsewagelast_img read more

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Mamas move for health awareness

first_imgThe Clover Mama Afrika project has a number of women taking part who are determined to make the correct nutritious foods available in their communities. (Images: Clover Mama Afrika)Health Awareness Month is in full swing, and as always Clover’s Mamas are taking action to help the people in their communities eat balanced diets and get the right nutrition to maintain their health.Many people know about healthy food choices but it is difficult for the poorer members of society to maintain a balanced diet. It is here that Clover Mama Afrika works to help people lead healthy lives.South Africa’s current drought has had a huge impact on food security in general, and has resulted in food prices rising significantly. This has made it even more difficult for underprivileged people to get the nutrients needed to fight off infection.But there are community heroes who step in to provide for those who need it most. Clover Mama Afrika is a corporate social investment project run by dairy company Clover in an effort to give back to the country and make a positive difference to its people.The project has a number of women taking part who are determined to make the correct nutritious foods available in their communities.MAMAS IN ACTIONMama Sipiwe Solomons from Hazyview, in Mpumalanga, has her own food garden and piggery. Through these, she provides a feeding scheme for orphans. She delivers 30 food packages a day to 10 high schools, catering to more than 80 children in the programme.Her food garden also supplies her community hospice with food packages, feeding 20 patients.In addition, Solomons’s garden helps her to generate much-needed income, which in turn allows her to sustain her garden and piggery and so continue her efforts to help her community.The founder of the Ebenezer Care Centre, Shirley Merime, feed 120 pre-school children, 55 children from her own centre, 75 elderly people, 18 of her own workers and 60 underprivileged people from her surrounding informal settlement each day out of her food garden.Other Clover Mama Afrika food garden champions include Florence Nyakiso from Botshabelo, Dawn Irons from Ubombo and Pauline Mokae from Randsgate.Nkanyiso provides a safe haven for over 250 children and feeds an average of 7 000 young and old people each month.Although she has been badly affected by the drought, Irons still feeds 26 children and 10 adults daily, as well as 70 more people every Sunday.Mokae feeds 150 children through her feeding scheme and supplies food to nine orphans and 15 adults daily, as well as 50 church members.Many people know about healthy food choices but it is difficult for the poorer members of society to maintain a balanced diet with the rise in both food prices and unemployment ratesNO CHALLENGE IS TOO GREAT“I am so proud of our Mamas,” says Professor Elain Vlok, manager of Clover’s corporate services and founder of Clover Mama Afrika. “Even though our Mamas have been hit hard by the drought crisis they never give up and continue to supply food to their communities which helps community members get the nutrition they need to keep going.“With each Clover Mama Afrika we are able make a difference in so many lives and we hope to reach even more communities throughout the rest of this year.”Clover Mama Afrika started as a humble project 12 years ago and has since become the dairy company’s flagship CSI programme.To date, it has appointed 41 Mamas throughout South Africa. These remarkable women collectively care for more than 15 500 children and 2 500 elderly people who are unable to provide for themselves.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of the people around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

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The Two Objections Rule

first_imgYou absolutely have to attempt to resolve your prospective client’s concerns that cause them to refuse to meet with you when you are prospecting. You have to give it a go, no matter what.You also have to make a second ask, one that might result in a second rejection. You can make a second, very respectful, and very direct attempt to resolve a second objection.But you cannot make a third attempt to overcome an objection.A Bridge Too FarIf you attempt to overcome the third objection, no matter how respectful you are, you have moved from resolving concerns to arguing. And you don’t yet have the relationship to allow you to argue with your prospective customer.Instead of coming across as persistent (something your prospective client will later value), you become disrespectful. No one wants to work with someone who is going to be so disrespectful as to ignore them.The third attempt moves you from a tenacious professional to a bullying amateur.Too many bites at the apple can prove to your prospective client that you are so attached to your outcome that you aren’t listening, and you don’t care about what they want or need. Arguing doesn’t make you someone with whom they are going to want to do business. It makes you someone they want to avoid.You can’t put your desire for an appointment above the relationship. It takes a long time to build relationships, and you do that by nurturing them. You can destroy all that you’ve worked to build in just a few minutes.You will get another chance to schedule an appointment. But you have to live to fight another day. If you follow the two objections rule.last_img read more

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