Tenorio says retired Helterbrand ‘hard to replace’

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ And with Helterbrand leaving the team, Tenorio will once again be entrusted with a bigger role as he, together with Caguioa, Joe Devance, and Sol Mercado, will all be looked at as the Gin Kings’ elder statesmen.Still, the Finals MVP of the recently-concluded 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup argued that no one can make up for the hole left by the 2009 PBA MVP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s hard to replace one Jayjay Helterbrand,” Tenorio said. “I don’t think someone in our team or in the future can replace what Jayjay has done and achieved for Ginebra. We won’t be here if not for him.”That doesn’t mean that Ginebra will just mope following Helterbrand’s retirement, with the team raring to get back to work for the upcoming season. Even Tenorio, who is coming off an arthroscopic procedure to remove bone spurs in his right elbow, is excited to get back to the grind as the Gin Kings gun to make up for their runner-up finish last season in the all-Filipino conference.“We all have mixed emotions with Jayjay gone. But with him retiring, it’s up to us to rebound this Philippine Cup. We’re all ready to continue what we’ve done this past season,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Adamson clinches 3rd spot, holds off UP It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith Jayjay Helterbrand hanging his sneakers for good, LA Tenorio knows that coming to Ginebra practices without Helterbrand will not be the same.“It’s going to be weird to see only Mark (Caguioa) in our practice and not Jayjay. We all know where he is in our practices, and with him gone, that place will feel empty,” Tenorio said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Ngafuan: ‘I Am Running for President 2017’

first_imgAugustine Kpehe Ngafuan has never been this clear and direct about his political ambition since he resigned his post as Liberia’s Foreign Minister in October 2015. But in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer Tuesday, May 17, he declared: “I am running for President come 2017…” With this open pronouncement, everyone now formally knows where the former Foreign Minister, who was also Dean of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Cabinet, is now headed. For the last several months, he had been saying that his next plans would “be known soon,” after resigning from the Unity Party-led government last October 2015.“I have called you here today to announce that I am running for the Presidency come 2017. My decision stems from the fact that I possess all of the necessary qualities and capabilities to lead Liberia to prosperity,” Mr. Ngafuan stated. He told the Daily Observer that he had long stated before he resigned from government that in the coming general elections, he wouldn’t be “inactive,” without clarifying what he meant. People began to speculate that he intends to run for president or vice president or some other senior political office/position.He said most of today’s world leaders are people who had served their countries by managing their nations’ economies and or foreign policies. Mr. Ngafuan stated that he has served in both capacities with distinction. At the Liberian Cabinet level, he has sat down on both the immediate right and left hands of the President of Liberia. “I have sat with presidents in meetings, where very critical decisions are made for the world. During Ebola, when President Sirleaf grounded herself for seven months and decided not to leave Liberia, she sent me around the world to meet with world leaders, including President BarackObama. From those meetings, there were positive outcomes for Liberia,” he detailed.He served the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf government for 10 consecutive years in various capacities: first as Director of the Budget, then as Finance Minister and finally as Foreign Minister, before he resigned.Ngafuan, who managed the nation’s economy from 2008 to 2012, indicated that the economy would be the main focus during his presidency. According to him, by having a good economy, everything else will fall in line. During his tenure managing the nation’s finances, there were incremental sequences in the nation’s annual budget. As Minister of Finance, he successfully spearheaded Liberia’s march to the HIPC completion point, paving the way for full relief of Liberia’s external debt of nearly US$5 billion.The 46 year-old ‘Ngaf’, as he is affectionately called by his peers, is also credited for making the government’s budget process a truly public process; taking the budget to the people by ensuring openness and transparency, refusing to shroud its review in secrecy.He presided over the development and passage of Liberia’s Public Financial Management Law, the first in Liberia’s history, and the adoption for the first time, of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), which seeks to ensure timely public publication of government’s financial statements and the automation of its financial management systems. On the revenue side, Mr. Ngafuan introduced the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) system, which financial experts say has brought efficiency and improvement in government’s controls at major custom collectorates.Among many other reforms, in July 2011, he introduced the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS), and the rollout in 2008 of a Direct Deposit Payment scheme. As an IT system, IFMIS has automated the entire budget process, drastically cutting back on mounting transaction time and related costs, while embedding in the system basic controls to facilitate timely reporting and audits. The Direct Deposit Payment scheme for its part has helped curb the longstanding problem of “ghost names” on government payrolls, and facilitated the access to loans by civil servants to build houses and acquire other assets using their deposit accounts as collaterals.Mr. Ngafuan, in his capacity as Governor of Liberia at the African Development Bank, was one of three African Finance Ministers selected by the Bank’s former president Donald Kaberuka to participate in consultative meetings for the 12th Replenishment of Resources of the African Development Fund (AFD-12). He was criticized for resigning from his Foreign Ministerial position on foreign soil, especially at the time when he and the President were attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York. His response has been once the President had addressed the UNGA, his job was basically over, and that the President had accepted his resignation in “good faith.”Some also linked him to alleged mismanagement of the Japanese Fund at the Foreign Ministry, but he has neither been called in for questioning nor indicted in connection with the fund.“I left government as a clean man. When I managed the nation’s economy and as Foreign Minister, I drew a line between my salary and nation’s coffers and other funds; I will do the same during the Ngafuan Presidency,” he assured.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Tapha Manneh: Striker Jackson Performing up to Expectation

first_imgLISCR FC striker Christopher Jackson celebrates one of his goals, an act that signaled the birth of his first child (Photo Credit: T Kla Wesley) LISCR FC striker Christopher Jackson is performing up to expectation, as compared to phase one of the league season, team Coach Tapha Manneh has said.In an interview with this paper, Coach Manneh said striker Jackson’s performance in the second half of the season is much better than during the first.According to the 52 year-old, his striker found it difficult during the earlier stages of the league due to his playing position on the pitch. As a point striker for the team, Jackson netted four league goals out of 11 appearances.Following the climax of first half of the league, Jackson, 20, in an exclusive interview with Daily Observer, expressed disappointment with his performance, adding that he was provided all necessary support from his teammates as the point man, but did not utilize the opportunities.But there has been a difference since the start of phase two.According to Coach Manneh, who has guided his team to this year’s FA Cup final, striker Jackson was given a chance to play from the flanks, and has proven to be a better striker.“At first he found it difficult to score goals from right in front of goal, but now he has more space from the flanks that allows him to score more goals,” the Gambian tactician said.His late equalizer against FC Fassel helped his team to advance to the finals after teammate Robert Mensah scored the winner in the team’s 2-1 victory.He also converted a penalty in the team’s previous league game against Invincible Eleven that extended its unbeaten league run of 21 matches.Recently, the striker was called up by national team head coach James Debbeh for the Lone Stars friendly against Sierra Leone, where he scored the lone goal to defeat the Leone Stars. He also netted the only goal when Liberia defeated Mauritania in its away fixture of the 2018 CHAN qualifiers.The 20-year old striker has so far scored 12 goals in all competitions for his club and two for the national team this season.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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On-loan defender set for first-team role at Man City next season

first_imgNew Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will reintegrate defender Jason Denayer into the first team when he takes over this summer.Denayer, who is yet to make an appearance for City, has spent the last two seasons on loan, having failed to impress Manuel Pellegrini enough to make the step up to the senior squad.The centre-back is coming to the end of a loan stint with Galatasaray, where he has made 21 appearances and gained valuable Champions League experience.And, according to Turkish outlet Aktif Medya, Galatasaray have been told they will not be able to extend Denayer’s stay in Istanbul because Guardiola wants him back at the Etihad.Denayer joined City’s academy in 2013 having spent five years at the JMG Academy in Belgium and now Guardiola is prepared to chance his arm with the 20-year-old. 1 Jason Denayer (left): The on-loan Man City defender has made 21 appearances for Galatasaray this term last_img read more

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Recalling bygone era of simplicity, proximity

first_imgNEWHALL – You could call her “the walking woman” as she makes her way through Newhall on foot, reminiscing about the days when she could easily walk to the variety store, the bank and other businesses. Melba Fisher, 89, knows the territory like the back of her hand. She was raised in a wood cabin in Placerita Canyon and has lived since 1960 in her 8th Street home, where she and her husband raised four children. Now, she enjoys visits with relatives and spending time with her pet cat, Pretty Kitty, who curled around the pillars of a glass coffee table as she talked with a recent visitor. Local history books illustrate the hard work that Fisher and her 11 siblings had to do to keep their homestead running and the family fed. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card She herded turkeys and stomped grapes when she was a girl and rode to school in her father’s Ford Model T. The children worked to build trails that are still being used in the canyon community and – when she can – Melba returns to the small, historic cabin, now part of the complex at the Placerita Nature Center. Visitors often marvel at how the tiny cabin was once home to 14 people. “Every chance I get, I visit,” she said. “I visualize all the fun we had. There were so many of us, we had our own ball games.” She remembers each of the children having their own sleeping areas in parts of the cabin that have since been torn down. And she laments the fact that she’s outlived a lot of her friends and family. “What advice would I give to young people? Have respect for the older ones,” she said, smiling. A competitive checkers player and amateur gardener, Fisher’s kitchen table has a checkerboard at the ready and her den is filled with musical instruments from her days entertaining friends at the nearby senior center. She used to play tambourine and maracas with the Cool Cats, a touring musical group sponsored by the nature center, but even though her touring days may be waning, the music is still in her heart. Part of Fisher’s morning routine is reading the newspaper. “So I can find out what’s going on in the world,” she said enthusiastically. “I really look forward to that newspaper every day.” After reading her newspapers and from a variety of books – her coffee table held copies of local magazines and Zane Grey novels – Fisher walks down the hill to the senior center to socialize with her friends over lunch. “I like to read pretty much anything,” she said. “Mostly I like to read about the old times, the days of horse and buggy, like we used to ride when my dad brought us in to town.” Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@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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THE ANSWER IS BLOWING IN THE WIND IN MOVILLE!

first_imgThe real Bob Dylan salutes Moville!Like rolling stones and complete unknowns, they arrived on the shores of a Co Donegal lough this weekend for what has become one of the biggest Bob Dylan Festivals in Europe.Eight years ago Moville man Gerry McLaughlin had an idea of hosting a festival in honour of the legendary musician.And over the past four days, hundreds of visitors have come from across the world to see Bob Dylan tribute acts strut their stuff on the shores of Lough Foyle. Gerry, who is originally from Scotland, said the past few days have been exhausting but wonderful at the same time.“There are so many little things that you have to think of but you can’t complain because so many people get involved.“This is the eight festival and without doubt, has been the most successful to date.“I am just about ready to sit down and have a drink and listen to some of the music,” he said. Gerry got the idea for the Stuck Inside of Moville Festival from local teacher Paddy McLaughlin, who has seen Dylan play more than 40 times.Paddy’s love of Dylan has turned two different generations of people from Moville onto the songs of the American legend.“So I said “Why not have a Dylan festival here”. Word got out and I got a call from Dave Fanning’s producer who asked me to come on the show and we talked about Dylan and the DylanFest for about 7 minutes,” revealed festival organiser Gerry.His highlights from this year’s festival included Bobby Harrison’s ‘Bobby Does Dylan’ tribute act.The real Bob Dylan heard how good his doppelganger was and when he played Glasgow last November, he invited Bobby Harrison around to his hotel for a chat. “Bobby was fantastic but all of the other acts were superb as well including Al Diesan and Riacardo DeLussu, who both come from Sardinia.The journey to play the Dylanfest in Moville, which boasts a population of 1,500 people, has been nothing short of a labour of love for DeLussu in particular.He had to take three separate planes during which he lost his luggage, some of his musical equipment including his harmonica.“It still hasn’t arrived but that hasn’t stopped him putting in some amazing performances,” said Gerry McLaughlin last night. The only bad complaint was a good complaint in that some couldn’t get accommodation in the Inishowen town over the weekend.Everyone eventually found a bed to lay their heads in various towns around the peninsula.People like David Masterson, who traveled all the way from Cleveland especially for the four-day festival and insists there is simply nothing like it in the world.It’s the kind of visitor experience Failte Ireland executives only dream of.THE ANSWER IS BLOWING IN THE WIND IN MOVILLE! was last modified: August 24th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalDylanfestmovillelast_img read more

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WELL-KNOWN REFEREE TOGS OUT FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS

first_imgThe Chairman of Donegal South West Ógra and well known Donegal GAA referee Ian Daniel Molloy is to seek the Fianna Fáil nomination at his party selection convention on March 8th.Ian MolloyIan is to run in the six seater Glenties Electoral Area.In the pasted Molloy has served on the Ógra National Youth Committee for 18 months as a representative for 3rd level Universities and Institutes of Technology. From 2008-2009 he also served as Communications officer on the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Students Union.Molloy, who is 26 next month, would most likely be the youngest candidate to stand in the Glenties Electoral Area if he receives the nomination.The popular Glenties based referee who works for his father’s construction company, says he is hopeful of having a realistic chance of taking one of the six seats on May 23rd.  WELL-KNOWN REFEREE TOGS OUT FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS was last modified: February 1st, 2014 by StephenShare 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:electionGlentiesIan Molloylast_img read more

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Wendell And Fischer Named 2016-17 Howlett Award Winners

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University athletic department announced and honored its 2016-17 departmental award winners during the annual ‘Welcome Back Picnic’ on Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Knapp Center. Women’s golf’s Grace Dunn earned the Dixie Byers Comeback Player of the Year honor for her efforts during the 2016-17 season. She scored an average round of 78.2 over 28 rounds and earned three top-20 finishes while playing with a heavy heart after missing the 2016 MVC Championship due to the death of her father. She had a season-low 54-hole score of 216 (71-70-75) at the Bradley Invitational, finishing tied for second and was was the team’s top scorer at four tournaments. The award is named after longtime Drake supporter Dixie Byers who has battled cancer numerous times to continue faithfully supporting the Bulldogs.Women’s basketball’s Becca Hittner had a breakout first season as a Bulldog to be named the department’s female Newcomer of the Year. Hittner was named All-MVC First Team, the MVC Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the MVC All-Freshman Team. She was awarded MVC Newcomer of the Week six times (Dec. 19, Dec. 26, Jan. 3, Jan. 23, Feb. 13, Feb. 20) and averaged 12.4 points per game and ranked ninth in MVC scoring. The awards recognized some of the top performers and student-athletes from last season as the Bulldogs embark on the 2017-18 season. The awards and those honored include,Bulldog Way Director’s Cup Award – Women’s BasketballHowlett Award Male Student-Athlete of the Year – Reed Fischer, cross country/track & fieldHowlett Award Female Stduent-Athlete of the Year – Lizzy Wendell, women’s basketballDixie Byers Comeback Player of the Year – Grace Dunn, women’s golfFemale Newcomer of the Year – Becca Hittner, women’s basketballMale Newcomer of the Year – Antonio Sanchez, men’s soccer The highlight of the presentation was the announcement of the Howlett Award winners. The award is given to the top male and female student-athletes of the year. Cross country and track & field’s Reed Fischer and women’s basketball’s Lizzy Wendell were named the recipients of the honor after completing their careers as some of the most decorated student-athletes in Drake history.  Fischer recently completed an equally decorated season in which he earned NCAA All-America honors in the 10,000 meters with a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. That performance came just weeks after winning the event at the MVC Championship to claim his fourth MVC title of the season. During the indoor season, he swept the 3,000 and 5,000 titles at the MVC Championship and was the MVC Cross Country Champion in the fall. Fischer set school records as a senior in the indoor 3,000 and 5,000 meters as well as the outdoor 5,000 meters. His record setting performance in setting the outdoor 5,000 meters came at the Drake Relays to shatter the 39-year-old record and run the fastest 5,000 meters the Relays since 1988.center_img Wendell garnered Associated Press honorable mention All-America honors and WBCA honorable mention All-America accolades. She was also named the Missouri Valley Conference Jackie Stiles Player of the Year and an All-MVC first team selection in leading the Bulldogs to the regular-season with an unblemished 18-0 record and MVC Tournament championship. She led the MVC in scoring for the third-straight season with a 21.0 clip that ranked 13th in the nation and her 692 points in 2016-17 ranked ninth all-time in both Drake and MVC history. Antonio Sanchez of men’s soccer was named to the MVC-All Freshman Team and scored Drake’s sole goal in the MVC quarterfinals match against Evansville. He saw action in 18 games and finished his season with four assists to earn the Bulldogs’ male newcomer of the year honor. Print Friendly Version Women’s basketball was honored as the Bulldog Way Director’s Cup winner after recording one of the most successful seasons in program history. The Bulldogs advanced to the NCAA Tournament after claiming the MVC regular season and tournament championship. The Bulldogs won 22-straight games including an 18-0 record in conference action to become the first team to post a perfect record in MVC play. The Bulldogs finished the season 28-5 record to tie the program record for wins and the team was ranked nationally for multiple weeks. Off the court, the program has completed more than 1,000 community service hours in each of the past four academic years. The more than 4,000 hours have been completed around the Drake and Des Moines communities. In the classroom, the women’s basketball team has been exceptional with four straight seasons of ranking in the top 10 of all Division I teams in team grade point average. The 2016-17 team compiled a 3.600 GPA to rank ninth in the prestigious WBCA Top 25 academic team honor roll.last_img read more

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MONSTER MUD RUN: ARE YOU DONEGAL’S ULTIMATE SURVIVOR?

first_imgThe hugely popular Ultimate Survivor series swings back into action next weekend, with a whole host of new and demanding challenges, set to test YOUR physical capabilities to the maximum.The simple question though is are you up for the challenge?!Those who participated in the Ultimate Survivor Series in its last instalment, acknowledged how physically demanding it was, but also admitted how much fun it was, even though it was hellish at times. There will be mud, there will be pain, there will be fun, ad there will be more mud!There will be slides, hills, fences, ditches, and every sort of obstacle imaginable for you to conquer before you can say you defeated the challenging course!Who will be crowned Donegal’s Ultimate Survivor?Who will finish the course first, so many questions to be answered? First thing is first though, you need to get registered for the event as there is a huge demand for the event, with a large number of participants again expected to take on the challenge.It takes place at The Old Foundry in Letterkenny, on November 1st, register NOW at the link below, you know you want too, or are you afraid of some MUD!www.ultimate-survivor.comMONSTER MUD RUN: ARE YOU DONEGAL’S ULTIMATE SURVIVOR? was last modified: October 24th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesnewsSportUltimate Survivorlast_img read more

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Donegal national school picks up flagship award

first_imgKillygordon National School received an Ulster-Scots Agency Flagship Award on Friday the 3rd of May from Gary Blair, the Education Officer at the Ulster-Scots Agency. The school took part in the Ulster-Scots Flagship Programme that was a 30-week course where they engaged in all different kinds of music involving the snare drum, the tenor drum and also Scottish country dancing. The Ulster-Scots Flagship School Programme is a cultural and educational programme and its aim is to support primary schools in the development of high quality educational and curriculum opportunities for children and young people to learn more about Ulster-Scots traditions and culture. The programme has a range of themes to get children more involved in the culture and knowledge. The themes include music, dance, language and literature, history and geography, arts and science, drama and citizenship. Donegal national school picks up flagship award was last modified: May 8th, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare 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:killygordon national schoolUlster-Scots Agency Flagship Awardlast_img read more

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