Paul Lee confident he will be back before new season starts

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Paul Lee. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Hotshots’ change of name from Star to Magnolia also signifies new hope for the players.Paul Lee, the Hotshots’ injury-plagued main man, is upbeat that he will return just before the new season starts.ADVERTISEMENT “Everything’s fine. My recovery has been good and there are hard drills where my injury no longer reacts anymore,” he said.Lee, however, will be the first to say that he’s not yet satisfied with his current form.“I need to catch up to them. I’ve been doing drills and exercises but I don’t feel it’s enough to get myself back in game shape,” he said.The team may have changed its name but its goal remains the same which is to win a championship.“The rest of my teammates are ready and I really wish we’ll be able to win a championship this season,” he said. “It’s a new chapter for all of us, and it’s a good challenge for us to win the crown. I hope we’ll be able to respond with what the bosses want.”ADVERTISEMENT Star changes name to Magnolia Hotshots OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? READ: Star changes name to Magnolia Hotshots“The doctors have told me that at least, I’ll be ready by the first week of December,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneLee is still recovering from a left knee injury that kept him out since Game 2 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals last month.But Lee believes that he’s on his way to regaining his full strength. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

Women urged to be involved in community’s development 7th Self Reliance in Business workshop completedThirty-four women representing 34 villages along the Essequibo Coast can now consider themselves budding business gurus after successfully completing the 7th training session of the Self Reliance and Success in Business workshop. The training was done in the Regional boardroom in Anna Regina, Essequibo, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).First Lady Sandra Ganger is flanked by participants of the Self Relaince and Success in Business WorkshopFirst Lady Sandra Granger speaking at the graduation ceremony, told the women, “I hope that at the end of it (the workshop) you will not only have gained much from the knowledge and advice imparted by our facilitators, but also in the friendships you may have built through your experiences as you engaged in learning a bit more about setting up, establishing and running a successful business.  I am very happy to know once more that we exceeded our target number of participants.”Yohann Pooran, facilitator of Interweave Solutions Incorporated, the facilitating agency, advised the women that with a strong business plan and having a clear outline of their business they can be successful business owners and help with the development in their communities:“As we move forward with the implementation of the six P’s [Planning, Paperwork, Products, Promotion, Price, and Process] of business, our community-oriented approach to action and our emphasis on creating a good quality of life in your homes, and I believe we’re contributing to the exercise of establishing a sound and solid village economy, which helps everyone.”The trainer also urged the women to be more actively involved in the development of their community: “Get involved! It may be in politics, it may be in the social realm, in some community organisation that already exists…We hope to see all of these women…in a couple of months…become leaders of good, strong, small enterprises in Region Two.  This group of thirty plus women can transform the local regional economy. You have the power to do that.”One of the beneficiaries of the training session, Vaniessa Granville said that the gesture made by First Lady Granger and Interweave Solutions Incorporated has provided a great depth of knowledge for the women: “My charge to us is to look for the good in each other, put aside our differences, face the challenges together and let’s move forward together and let progress continue.”Together, the women have also formed three groups within their workshops to focus on the eradication of some of the social issues faced in their communities; Women Empowerment, will focus on school drop outs, Rising to Status, will focus on women’s empowerment and self-reliance, and Hinterland Women’s Development Association, will also focus on school drop-outs.last_img read more

Attorney denies “cussing out” Policeman

first_img…pleads not guilty to 5 chargesAttorney Ryan Crawford on Friday denied five charges slapped on him after he reportedly verbally abused a Policeman. The attorney appeared at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court on Friday accompanied by a battery of lawyers.The charges stated that on September 13, 2018, at the Yorkshire Public Road, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, he failed to produce his driver’s licence; he also drove an unfit motor vehicle; he used obscene language; he behaved in a riotous manner. A charge of prohibition of tinted glass was also slapped on him.The 48-year-old attorney denied all the charges when they were read to him by Magistrate Peter Hugh. He was released on his own recognisance.His attorneys are Sanjeev Datadin, Teni Housty, Pauline Chase, Aneesa Chow, Ganesh Hira, Ramesh Rajkumar, Chandra Sohan, Horatio Edmonson, Lloyd Thomas, Eon Smith and Joel Edmond. The lawyer is expected to make his next court appearance on October 10 at the Mahaicony Magistrate’s Court.Almost two weeks ago, a video of the lawyer went viral on social media showing that he was demanding that the Cop gave him an explanation for stopping his vehicle. However, during the incident, the lawyer was heard shouting expletives at the Cop while refusing to show his comply with the requests of the Cop. In the almost four-minute-long video, the lawyer repeatedly used profanities at the officer as he questioned the rank’s legal grounds for stopping him.Following the posting of the video, Crawford had taken to his Facebook page to make fun of the incident even going as far as to market him. The Guyana Bar Association however in a statement to the press condemned Crawford’s actions but nevertheless highlighted the right of citizens against arbitrary stops.It was only after this statement that the lawyer issued a public apology but added that he was not sorry for questioning arbitrary authority.His apology stated “I am not trying to justify my behaviour. My language was not proper as an officer of the court nor as a member of the Bar of Guyana. I apologise for my language, but I’m not sorry for questioning arbitrary authority”.In his apology, Crawford also stated that it was his frustration that was the cause of his expletive rant noting, that he was only attempting to get his point across which is that he was illegally stopped. When he was questioned at the Whim Police Station earlier this week, it was unearthed that several of his documents were only recently renewed.last_img read more

Fire ban lifted in parts of Prince George Fire Centre

first_imgChimko says campfire patrols will continue in all areas where the ban still applies. Residents are expected to know the designated areas before lighting a fire.For a map of the complete Prince George Fire Centre, and where the ban still applies, click on the attachment below.Category two and three bans remain in effect for the entire Prince George Fire Centre. If you’re going camping this weekend, bring your marshmallows because the campfire ban has been lifted. But be careful where you light that fire, because the ban is still in place in some southern areas of the Prince George Fire Centre. Effective at noon on Friday, Category one fire bans have been lifted in Fort Nelson and Peace River Forest Districts, the Robson Valley Fire Zone, the northern half of the Mackenzie Fire Zone and the northern area of the Fort St. James Fire Zone. – Advertisement -But the fire ban still applies to the Prince George Fire Zone, the Vanderhoof Fire Zone and the bottom half of the Fort St. John and McKenzie Fire Zone. Fire information officer Jillian Chimko explains why. [asset|aid=1738|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=75b974437c19867a61c2a3ea63e78a3f-Chimko 1_5_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more

New nonprofit chief tells her goals

first_imgCANOGA PARK – Surrounding the tall, slender woman who comes to visit, the children who live at Alabama Court erect a house using building blocks they find in the complex’s playground. The children may not realize it, but building is in Stephanie Klasky-Gamer’s blood. As the newly appointed president and CEO of Los Angeles Family Housing, Klasky-Gamer’s goals are to find solutions to the region’s affordable-housing crisis and raise the profile of the nonprofit agency. “I grew up in a house that instilled social justice,” said Klasky-Gamer, 38, who was raised in Northridge. The same boom is driving up the cost of constructing new buildings. Meanwhile, rents for existing units continue to escalate. A USC study released last month found that a two-bedroom apartment in the San Fernando Valley rents for an average of $1,385 a month, while vacancy rates are a tight 2.3 percent. “Affordable housing is a huge issue for working poor,” said Maryanne Haver Hill, executive director for Meet Each Need with Dignity, the Valley’s largest poverty-assistance agency. Hill said MEND has seen a 300 percent spike in the number of people seeking help over the last three years. “A lot of times, people don’t realize that someone can work a minimum-wage job and not afford housing,” she said. The agency refers many of those clients to Los Angeles Family Housing’s transitional facility, where 60 families can live for up to two years. That provides a cushion so tenants can take classes and find jobs to enable them to afford to live on their own. There is almost always a waiting list. Los Angeles Family Housing was founded in 1983 when residents from various religious backgrounds came together and bought an old motel in North Hollywood. Since then, the agency has grown to operate 21 facilities in Los Angeles. Klasky-Gamer’s parents were part of the original group that bought the motel, which serves as an emergency shelter. Buying up old motels remains a strong option for housing for the San Fernando Valley’s single men and women, a difficult population to house, she said. One such L.A. Family Housing-owned property sits on North Hollywood’s Klump Street, an unassuming hotel of 26 single-occupancy rooms. Resident manager Alex Ponce, a 33-year-old Navy veteran, said he moved into the residence three years ago after seeking help through Los Angeles Family Housing. He completed a 16-month program through the group’s transitional living facility in North Hollywood. Caseworkers taught him life skills including how to save money, fill out job applications and compile a resume. “I know in many other countries, when you have no place to go, they say go live under the freeway,” Ponce said. “But the case workers here keep in touch with me. After you leave the shelter, they help you to be somebody who can be independent, to become a whole person again.” For Klasky-Gamer, meanwhile, another goal is to expand Los Angeles Family Housing’s profile, making its resources known to both the business and political sectors. She also wants to connect with Los Angeles city officials to make sure the San Fernando Valley receives fair consideration of funding and planning for affordable housing. “There are unique opportunities in the San Fernando Valley,” she said, “and I’m a problem solver.” (818) 713-3664 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “For me, a tangible way of attacking social justice is through economic justice. And the tangible way of doing that is putting a roof over someone’s head.” But Klasky-Gamer doesn’t want to simply open more homeless shelters. Instead, she envisions medium-sized apartment complexes sprinkled around Los Angeles, allowing homeless and low-income individuals and families to move out of transitional housing and into stability. “I’m a strong believer that home ownership isn’t for everybody,” said Klasky-Gamer, who has worked in the nonprofit sector for 13 years. “We want our clients to become tenants.” But there are obstacles in identifying below-market units in existing buildings and in erecting complexes like Alabama Court in Canoga Park or the 30-unit Cecil Younger Gardens that opened a year ago in Van Nuys. The inventory of rental units is shrinking in the San Fernando Valley and citywide as developers take advantage of the real-estate boom and convert apartments to condominiums. last_img read more

RANKED: Every Premier League club’s net spend (or profit) so far this summer

first_img 20 20 20 20 20 20 5=. Manchester United: Net SPEND – £19.5m – Biggest signing – Memphis Depay (£25m) Biggest sale – Angel di Maria (£44m) 16. Stoke City: Net SPEND – £3m – Biggest signing – Xherdan Shaqiri (£12m) Biggest sale – Asmir Begovic (£8m) 20 8= Bournemouth: Net SPEND – £18m – Biggest signing – Tyrone Mings (£8m) Biggest sale – NONE 20 17. Aston Villa: Net SPEND – £2.5m – Biggest signing – Jordan Ayew (£8.5m) Biggest sale – Christian Benteke (£32.5m) 13= Norwich City: Net SPEND – £8m – Biggest signing – Robbie Brady (£7m) Biggest sale – NONE 20 18. Southampton: Net PROFIT – £2m – Biggest signing – Jordy Clasie (£8m) Biggest sale – Morgan Schneiderlin (£25m) 20 20 12. Arsenal: Net SPEND – £9m – Biggest signing – Petr Cech (£11m) Biggest sale – Lukasz Podolski (£2m) 20 20 13= Swansea City: Net SPEND – £8m – Biggest signing – Eder (£5m) Biggest sale – Jazz Richards (£0.5m) 20 10. Sunderland: Net SPEND – £17m – Biggest signing – Jeremain Lens (£8m) Biggest sale – Conor Wickham (£7m) 20 20. Tottenham: Net PROFIT – £17.5m. To find out which clubs have spent the most money, net, click the arrow above! – Biggest signing – Toby Alderweireld (£11m) Biggest sale – Roberto Soldado (£11m) 20 8= Leicester City: Net SPEND – £18m – Biggest signing – Shinji Okazaki (£8m) Biggest sale – David Nugent (£4m) The Premier League is without doubt the most competitive league in the world – financial records can prove that.Top flight clubs are closing in on a collective sum of £600million this summer and, with two weeks of the transfer window left, that total will only rise.The investement from the new TV deal should become a factor from next season too, which means spending will continue at its current exponential curve.talkSPORT has analysed the business of all 20 league clubs, ranking them in order of net spend.The leaders may surprise you…All stats correct up to 17 August 2015 3. West Bromwich Albion: Net SPEND – £24.5m – Biggest signing – Salomon Rondon (£12m) Biggest sale – NONE 1. Newcastle United: Net SPEND – £35.5m – Biggest signing – Georginio Wijnaldum (£14m) Biggest sale – Davide Santon (£2.5m) 5=. West Ham: Net SPEND – £19.5m – Biggest signing – Dimitri Payet (£12m) Biggest sale – Stewart Downing (£5.5m) 4. Crystal Palace: Net SPEND – £20.5m – Biggest signing – Yohan Cabaye (£10m) Biggest sale – NONE 7. Liverpool: Net SPEND – £19m* – Biggest signing – Christian Benteke (£32.5m) Biggest sale – Raheem Sterling (£49m) *Not including Danny Ings, whose fee is pending a tribunal decision. 20 15. Everton: Net SPEND – £5m – Biggest signing – Gerard Deulofeu (£4m) Biggest sale – NONE 20 2. Manchester City: Net SPEND – £25.2M – Biggest signing – Raheem Sterling (£49m) Biggest sale – Alvaro Negredo (£23.8m) 19. Chelsea: Net PROFIT – £12m* – Biggest signing – Asmir Begovic (£8m) Biggest sale – Filipe Luis (£15m). *Pending confirmation of £21.7m signing Baba Rahman’s work permit and visa. 11. Watford: Net SPEND – £16.5m – Biggest signing – Etienne Capoue (£6m) Biggest sale – Lewis McGugan (£0.5m) 20 20last_img read more

Former Leeds and Burnley striker on current events at Elland Road

first_imgFormer Leeds United striker Robbie Blake has described the West Yorkshire outfit as a ‘circus’, but a ‘fantastic club’ that needs stability.After Massimo Cellino’s U-turn to sell his majority stake to supporters’ group Leeds Fans United, the Italian still wants out after the Whites’ following turned against him.Supporter and local businessman Steve Parkin is one name believed to be close to a potential takeover of United and Blake hopes the new owner will finally bring stability to the club.“It has been a bit of a circus and one that shouldn’t really be happening,” Blake told Ian Danter on Extra Time.  “It’s not good for the stability of the football club.“It needs to be sorted out because they need the foundations to build again.“Why it’s going on…it’s really not good for the football club and the people suffering – they have been for a lot of years – are the supporters.“They are a fantastic football club with great supporters and hopefully – we’ve been saying this for a while – it can get sorted off the field because on the field, with the youth they have coming through the system at the moment, Leeds are in a good place.”Reports suggest that if Parkin does complete a deal for the club, his number one managerial target is David Moyes, who was sacked by Real Sociedad this week.That is despite only recently changing manager – their sixth in 18 months at Elland Road under Cellino – Steve Evans has won back-to-back games. He looks to be instilling confidence back into Leeds’s young players, such as Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt, who has scored twice from 25-yards in as many games.But Blake would not blame the new owner for bringing in a new boss.He said: “If you put that amount of money in, you will want a say in terms of the manager and whether Steve Parkin’s had a say on Evans getting the job, I very much doubt so.“If he’s going to spend a lot of money, I am pretty sure he will want to bring his own man in.“Leeds will attract the bigger names if they get a takeover done in the right manner, it’s such a huge club.“There’s so many big names out of a job that will want the opportunity to manage a great club.”After years of turmoil and uncertainty, the club’s fans – who are among the top five away supporters in the country according to talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham – continue to turn up in their numbers, home and away. Blake added: “They have been absolutely fantastic and been a credit to themselves.“They turn up in their thousands, despite everything that’s been going on, and it’s not something that’s happening once, it’s happening nearly every week.“The problems they’ve had to deal with, great credit to them because they keep coming back.” SEE HERE – Leeds make loan enquiry about out-of-favour Norwich striker Kyle Laffertylast_img read more

Keeping tabs on state’s sex offenders

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As the primary officer assigned to keeping track of the city’s 79 registered sex offenders, Montebello Detective Julio Calleros wouldn’t mind some help.“Sex offenders should always be monitored, especially those on parole or probation, because they are just out of jail and are either rehabilitated or are going back to their old ways,” he said.Now, two new proposals at the state level could provide help for Calleros and dozens of other officers at smaller police agencies who are charged with keeping tabs on dozens of local registered sex offenders.One proposal would track high-risk offenders with global positioning technology. The other bill would create regional task forces to monitor sex offenders. Locally, law enforcement officials have differing views on the proposals. Some officials who track sex offenders say any help they can get from the state would be useful.But other officers say they could be better off tracking local offenders on their own, without interference from outside agencies.“Any type of enforcement or program we could have is a benefit to us, even if we don’t have a problem,” Calleros said of Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia’s bill to fund Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) teams.Los Angeles County currently has a SAFE team, but it works only in conjunction with the county Sheriff’s Department, the state Department of Justice’s Bureau of Investigations, the state’s parole office and the county’s Probation Department.Garcia’s bill would fund nine new regional teams, providing each with $1.6 million annually.“Everybody’s short on resources,” said Steve Utter, a state DOJ special agent in charge of the Los Angeles regional office of California Bureau of Investigations.“A task force is a multiplier, as opposed to an agency having to create a whole team on their own. SAFE teams will do sweeps to confirm offenders are living where they say they are – monitoring, tracking and parole- and probation-compliance checks.”Last year, he said, his team arrested 90 people.“Any sex offender who is not being monitored is a greater risk because they know they’re not being watched,” Utter said.The second major proposal involving sex offenders is state Sen. Jackie Speier’s bill to fit high-risk sex offenders on parole or probation with electronic tracking devices.She introduced her bill into the Legislature on Jan. 13. It could be heard by the Senate Public Safety Committee as early as mid-February.“This technology is giving us a second set of eyes,” Speier said. “We can observe a parolee 24 hours a day. I don’t think you can do any better than that. It’s high time we use technology in a way that makes our streets safer.”In the Whittier area, both in the city and unincorporated areas, 11 percent of 169 sex offenders who were required to register with police have not done so, according to the Megan’s Law Web site.In Montebello, 38 percent of 79 sex offenders are currently unregistered with the Police Department. In Pico Rivera, 15percent of 85 offenders have not registered.“We have to question their motives for not registering,” said Whittier police Officer Jason Zuhlke. “It shows they have more of an intention to defy the law.”Whittier police send out yearly notices to registered sex offenders, alerting them that they need to report to the agency.Whittier police also make home visits to verify that offenders are living where they say they are and are in compliance with parole and probation requirements.Officers who track sex offenders at local agencies said that the Megan’s Law Web site is not always accurate. Some offenders listed on the site have left the state.Joe Walker, a crime analyst at the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station who tracks that city’s sex offenders, said there is no fool-proof monitoring system that can keep sex offenders from re-offending.“By registering, it doesn’t mean they’re going to stay out of trouble,” Walker said. “I think the best way is to do it locally. We know all these guys. We keep track of where they live, work, who their next of kin is, what kind of car they drive, any tattoos they have, their phone numbers, where they were born.” Both ideas are picking up growing support as sponsors tour the state promoting them. 698-0955, Ext. 3026last_img read more

Mt. Everest’s Hillary shocked by climber left for dead on peak

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2New Zealander Mark Inglis, who became the first double amputee to reach the mountain’s summit on prosthetic legs, told Television New Zealand that his party stopped during its May 15 summit push and found Sharp close to death. A member of the party tried to give Sharp oxygen, and sent out a radio distress call before continuing to the summit, he said. Several parties reported seeing Sharp in varying states of health and working on his oxygen equipment on the day of his death. Inglis, who was due to arrive back in New Zealand today, said Sharp had no oxygen when he was found. He said there was virtually no hope that Sharp could have been carried to safety from his position about 1,000 feet short of the 29,035-foot summit, inside the low-oxygen “death zone” of the mountain straddling the Nepal-China border. His own party was able to render only limited assistance and had to put the safety of its own members first, Inglis said Wednesday. “I walked past David but only because there were far more experienced and effective people than myself to help him,” Inglis said. “It was a phenomenally extreme environment; it was an incredibly cold day.” WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Mount Everest pioneer Sir Edmund Hillary said Wednesday he was shocked that dozens of climbers left a British mountaineer to die during their own attempts on the world’s tallest peak. David Sharp, 34, died apparently of oxygen deficiency while descending from the summit during a solo climb last week. More than 40 climbers are thought to have seen him as he lay dying, and almost all continued to the summit without offering assistance. “Human life is far more important than just getting to the top of a mountain,” Hillary said in an interview with New Zealand Press Association. The temperature was minus 100 at 7 a.m. on the summit, he said. Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953 became the first mountaineers to reach Everest’s summit. Hillary said in an interview published Wednesday in a New Zealand newspaper that some climbers today did not care about the welfare of others. “There have been a number of occasions when people have been neglected and left to die,” he told the Otago Daily Times. “I think the whole attitude toward climbing Mount Everest has become rather horrifying. The people just want to get to the top,” he told the newspaper.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


first_imgMichael Murphy Goal – Donegal SFC, Glenswilly v St Eunan’s, Sept 4 from Jerome Quinn on Vimeo.GLENSWILLY caused an upset in the quarter final replay of the county SFC at Ballybofey on Sunday afternoon. The near neighbours clashed in a what was billed as a tight game.But Glenswilly had the Letterkenny lads on the run for most of the first half, although Eunans pointed four times just before the break.Michael Murphy – who scored a great goal for Glenswilly – led his team to a 1-9 to 0-8 victory.Watch highlights from Jerome Quinn’s video. Get all the county weekend results VIDEO: GLENSWILLY BEAT ST EUNAN’S IN COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: September 5th, 2011 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:glenswilly v st eunan’ssenior championship gaavideolast_img read more