APD hosting Shop with a Cop

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Police DepartmentShop with a Cop Previous articleMedical use of marijuana: Where we areNext articleCan cities get smarter about extreme weather? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1 COMMENT Hello I was seeing how I can get some help for my children for Christmas this year I am in a rouph situation and have six kids I can’t afford this year any presents You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Rebecca Gonzalez December 7, 2017 at 6:15 pmcenter_img The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From the Apopka Police Department The Apopka Police Department will make the holidays brighter for 70 families during the Shop with a Cop event on December 14th at the Apopka Walmart, 1700 South Orange Blossom Trail.The annual tradition brings together families in need to shop for holiday gifts alongside Apopka police officers. Funds are donated by local businesses and organizations. On Tuesday, Joanne Castillo presented the police department with a check on behalf of the Apopka Woman’s Club. Other contributors include K & T Manufacturing, MJR Woodworks, Able Best Agency, Dan Newlin and Partners, Patricio’s Hair Studio, SJ Music & Art, Fun Planners, Apopka Dental Art, Vellon Law Firm and Carter Electric.To donate, contact Apopka Police Officer Jason Wiggins at 407-703-1771.Families are pre-selected with help from Apopka area public schools. At 4 p.m. December 14th, each family will team up with one police officer, who will help them to select items and keep track of their budgeted money. Each year the event helps local families to become more familiar with Apopka’s police officers and to spread the spirit of the holidays. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Gardaí investigating overnight burglary in Letterkenny

first_img WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Gardaí at Letterkenny are investigating an overnight burglary in Glencar. The intruder entered the house on Glencar road through an unlocked door and stole a large sum of cash from the residence.The break in is said to have happened between 9.30am, and 10.30amGarda Claire Rafferty is appealing to anyone who was in the Glencar Road area over that time period and noticed anyone acting suspiciously to contact Gardai:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/glencarburg-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Gardaí investigating overnight burglary in Letterkenny By News Highland – September 10, 2019 Previous articleGardai not ruling out link between weekend burglaries in east DonegalNext article39 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News Highland center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+last_img read more

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Neymar’s Agent Statement Could Make Messi Unhappy

first_img “I think Neymar will stay at PSG because the market is difficult. The economic world of football will change,” added Ribeiro in a recent interview, as per Daily Star. Neymar celebrates with Lionel Messi after scoring in Barcelona’s second-leg win over Arsenal at the Camp Nou. Photo: Getty Images Neymar, who helped Barcelona win the treble in 2015 alongside Messi and Luis Suarez, reportedly had agreed to accept a pay cut at Barcelona. read also:‘Messi is ahead of Michael Jordan, Ronaldo, Diego Maradona’ That showed how badly he wanted to get out of Paris despite being offered a massive contract extension by PSG that also included an additional bonus of worth $107m. It was reported that the 28-year-old playmaker was also ready to sacrifice a commercial deal with Qatar National Bank, which was worth as much as $53m annually. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Neymar may not move to FC Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) this summer, the Brazilian’s agent, Wagner Ribeiro, has said. He went on to say that the coronavirus crisis has had major financial impacts on soccer and that is the reason why Neymar won’t be rejoining Lionel Messi at Nou Camp at the end of this season. Neymar, who joined PSG for a world-record fee of $241 million ahead of the 2017-18 season, has netted 69 goals in 80 appearances for the French side across all competitions and has won three consecutive Ligue 1 titles. While he was still in his first season in Paris, reports had emerged that Neymar found the standard of the league poor and wanted to return to La Liga’s Barcelona. Moreover, on every given opportunity, Barca captain Messi has talked about wanting Neymar back at Nou Camp. The Argentinean has said that Barcelona cannot win the Champions League with the current side and that is one of the primary reasons why Messi has been desperate to have Neymar back to the Catalan side. While it has been understood that despite suffering from the financial crisis, Barcelona have been trying to clear funds for Neymar’s transfer, the forward’s agent has claimed that his client may not leave PSG this summer. Loading… Promoted Content6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Now6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Bodylast_img read more

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Two avalanches triggered in West Kootenay

first_imgThe Nelson Daily staffAlthough there have been no reports of human-triggered avalanches in the West Kootenay region, explosive control at 2,000 metres produced two avalanches on steep southwest to southeast slopes. The Canadian Avalanche Centre said the backcountry avalanche conditions in the West Kootenay region are fair with around 100 centimetres of snow existing at tree line elevations — with crown depths in the region of 20-25 cm. The top 20 cm. is new snow but it sits on variable old wind slab surfaces. Pockets of old and new wind slab exist where the wind has drifted the snow. “A rain crust exists at or very near the ground,” said a release from the CAC. “At present, the bond between the rain crust and the overlying snow appears good, although this could change in the future if the snowpack remains thin and the cold temperatures return.” Sunday will be dry with light winds in the backcountry with tree line temperatures around -8 degrees C. There are some flurries predicted for Monday night with light southerly winds, but there is still some uncertainty regarding the timing and intensity of the next pacific frontal system approaching the coast on Monday night. Terrain to watch Immediate lee of steep ridgelines where wind-drifting is evident. Flanks of steep gullies and unsupported sections of convex rolls. Travel advice Start the day on smaller slopes and build up from there if there are no signs of instability. Watch for early-season obstacles, such as stumps and rocks and open creeks.  To get bulletins by email, register in CAC’s new system at: http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/bulletins/subscribe.The Canadian Avalanche Centre needs data from the backcountry in the West Kootenay. Send to [email protected] or call 250-837-2141 ext 230.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY JUNE 4, 2016

first_imgEdwin Maldonado8616141219%49%$644,139 Joseph Talamo6812131218%54%$689,383 Martin Garcia4974814%39%$407,795 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won John Sadler4063615%38%$433,905 Jerry Hollendorfer44831118%50%$570,640 Simon Callaghan1842222%44%$213,100 SONGBIRD FIRES BULLET IN ‘VERY NICE’ WORKUnbeaten and unchallenged champion Songbird worked six furlongs in 1:13 flat under regular rider Mike Smith Saturday morning for a possible start in the Grade II Summertime Oaks at 1 1/16 miles on June 18.The time equaled the fastest of nine drills at the distance with Angels Flight Stakes winner Bellamentary who also was clocked in 1:13 for leading trainer Phil D’Amato. Songbird’s fractional times were 36.40, 48.40 and 1:00.80, with a six furlong gallop-out clocking of 1:28.“It was a very nice work,” said Jerry Hollendorfer, who trains the daughter of Medaglia d’Oro for Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms. “She went off slow, finished up fast and galloped out nice in 1:28.”Hollendorfer reiterated that the Summertime Oaks “is possible” for her next start. Richard Mandella2154324%57%$282,615 Mario Gutierrez3347112%36%$360,035 James Cassidy2343217%39%$295,055 Fernando Perez4154312%29%$191,803 Chad Lindsay2952217%31%$95,325 Santiago Gonzalez8611161013%43%$599,724 Tyler Baze9717171818%54%$845,390 (Current Through Friday, June 3) Peter Eurton1850228%39%$219,370 ACT MAKES STAKES DEBUT IN SIREN LUREAct makes his added money debut in Sunday’s $75,000 Siren Lure Stakes for three-year-olds and up at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.“He’s coming into the race well,” said Peter Eurton, who trains the five-year-old War Front horse for Lee and Susan Searing, campaigning as C R K Stable. “We wanted to go a mile, but there was nothing else available. With the Siren Lure, he’ll have two races under his belt going into Del Mar, and based on how he runs tomorrow, it will tell me what I want to do with him there.“Do I wanted to go at a mile or stay at five-eighths (on grass)? It gives me options.”The field for the Siren Lure, the first of nine races: Hunt, Flavien Prat, 9-5; Miss Double d’Oro, Santiago Gonzalez, 7-2; Toowindytohaulrox, Tiago Pereira, 5-2; Opsec, Martin Garcia, 8-1; and Act, Gary Stevens, 5-2.FINISH LINES: As expected, Taris was scratched from today’s Vanity Mile, trainer Simon Callaghan opting to wait for the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes against males in the seven furlong race on June 25. Taris worked five furlongs Saturday on Santa Anita’s main track in 1:02.80. “It was a very easy breeze,’ Callaghan said. “We have three weeks until the race so it (the relatively slow work) was intentional . . . I’m very happy with her.” Taris had fractional times of 24.80 and 50.40, with a six furlong gallop-out clocking of 1:16.40 . . . Maiden Trojan Nation, second by a head in the Wood Memorial two starts back on April 9, worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Saturday in 59.20 for the Belmont Stakes. Trainer Paddy Gallagher said the son of Street Cry is due to arrive at Belmont Park Monday evening or Tuesday. Trojan Nation was 16th at 42-1 in the May 7 Kentucky Derby . . . Californian winner Second Summer (Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 25) and multiple graded stakes winner Kobe’s Back (Triple Bend) are scheduled to work Sunday for Peter Eurton . . . Agent Tony Matos has Martin Garcia booked to ride Ami’s Flatter for trainer Josie Carroll in the Grade I, $1.25 million Metropolitan Mile on Belmont Day next Saturday, and Laz Barrera Stakes winner I Will Score for Jerry Hollendorfer in the Grade II, $500,000 Woody Stephens at seven furlongs . . . Donworth, who worked six furlongs from the gate Friday in 1:11.40 for Doug O’Neill, also is ticketed for the Met Mile. “He worked great,” O’Neill said . . . Santa Anita morning-line oddsmaker Jon White notes that Beholder essentially has gone two years without losing a race. She has not been beaten since she finished fourth in the Grade I Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park on June 7, 2014. Mike Smith1943021%37%$308,355 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Peter Miller3149313%52%$197,830 Steven Miyadi1443029%50%$123,040 Mark Glatt3557714%54%$216,551 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mike Puype3263319%38%$217,095 Martin Pedroza5075914%42%$254,990 Doug O’Neill4249710%48%$372,840 Philip D’Amato561412525%55%$866,524 Richard Baltas3256316%44%$217,118 SONGBIRD BREEZES SIX FURLONGS IN A BULLET 1:13KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER NYQUIST IS DUE IN SUNDAYKENT DESORMEAUX RETURNS FROM REHAB PROGRAMTHE SHOW GOES ON WITH ACT IN SUNDAY’S SIREN LURE Tiago Pereira5959128%44%$230,282 NYQUIST DUE AT SANTA ANITA LATE SUNDAYKentucky Derby winner Nyquist is due to arrive at Santa Anita late Sunday afternoon from Maryland where the two-year-old champion male of 2015 has recovered from a high white blood cell count following his third-place finish in the Preakness on May 21.“We’ll let him settle in and get him on the track Monday or Tuesday,” said Doug O’Neill, who trains the son of Uncle Mo for Paul and Zillah Reddam. “We’ll kind of play that by ear. Tentatively, he’s due to van in to Santa Anita Sunday from Ontario Airport at five or six p.m.”Nyquist jogged two miles at Pimlico Saturday morning. “He’s great this morning,” O’Neill assistant Jack Sisterson said in a release issued by Pimlico. “He’s full of energy and kind of dragged us around there and came back to the barn full of energy. We’re happy with the way he went this morning.” Ignacio Puglisi1541227%47%$113,898 DESORMEAUX RETURNS FROM UTAH ALCOHOL REHAB PROGRAMHall of Fame jockey and three-time Kentucky Derby winner Kent Desormeaux issued a brief statement late Saturday morning through his agent J.R. Pegram stating that Desormeaux will return to riding in New York on Thursday, June 9, following a brief stay in an alcohol rehabilitation program at Cirque Lodge in Sundance, Utah.“It was time to take a sober look at my life and take this step,” said Desormeaux, who is set to ride Santa Anita Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator in next Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. According to Pegram, Desormeaux, who last rode at Santa Anita a week ago, May 28, is scheduled to ride this Thursday at Belmont as he’ll pilot Shrinking Violet in the $150,000 Intercontinental Stakes for trainer Wesley Ward.Desormeaux, 46, notched his second career win in the Santa Anita Derby with Exaggerator on April 9 and rode him to a second place finish in the Kentucky Derby May 7, prior to winning the Preakness on May 21. Rafael Bejarano8620151423%57%$1,036,395 Flavien Prat63207732%54%$1,020,485 Patrick Gallagher1440029%29%$112,465last_img read more

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Blues will be champions, says Swans boss

first_imgGarry Monk believes Chelsea are already on course for the title.The Swansea City boss saw his side beaten 4-2 at Stamford Bridge after a promising first half and admitted he was not too surprised at the eventual outcome.He said: “I said it before the game, I think they will be there or thereabouts. I think they’ll be champions.“The whole team is packed with world class players that can cause damage to you at any time and that’s obviously why they paid the money that they did to get these players here. We have to take that on the chin.“We did some very good stuff in the first half. We should have really come in with a lead and we were disappointed to concede that goal just before half-time.“I think second half you saw the power and the quality Chelsea had and we couldn’t quite contain them.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Change of address… and attitude

first_imgTotal South Africa general manager of sales and marketing Qetello Zeka addresses the community of Katlegong. Community leader Thabo Molebatsi reflects on the process. A view from the front of one of the homes of the 18 relocated families. A water tank and vegetable garden can be seen to the left. Frans Lombard and Thabo Molebatsi unveil a plaque at the entrance to the settlement. The community sings the national anthem at the end of the proceedings.(Images: Valencia Talane)MEDIA CONTACTS• Jessica Chadinha Jenny Newman PR+27 11 506 7357• Andiswa GabadaCommunications coordinator: TotalSouth Africa+27 11 778 2070Valencia TalaneIn June 2012, the South African National Roads Association Limited (Sanral) embarked on a project to widen the N4 freeway between Rustenburg and Brits in the North West province. For this stretch of road, the development included the construction of a new carriageway as well as an off-ramp adjacent to the Total Petroport Magalies, a toll plaza on the N4.For the community of Katlegong in the Bapong area of Modderspruit, this would bring long-term changes they had not expected. Eighteen families would have to be moved from the land they had previously occupied, close to the existing highway, to make way for the changes. This task would not be without its challenges, both emotional and financial.The completed effort was celebrated on 23 October by the community, together with Fuelarama, a company that has operated Petroport since 1995, and its franchisor, fuel giant Total South Africa.In order for these families to retain access to the plaza, which has a Bonjour convenience shop and a Steers fast food outlet, they would have to be moved to make way for the development.“Telling someone that you’re going to make changes that affect their home is always an emotional issue,” said Fuelarama director Frans Lombard. “We obviously had to be sensitive in our approach.”Four months of hard workSanral approached Fuelarama in June, giving them a September deadline to either complete the relocation project or cut access to their business for the settlement adjacent to Katlegong. But before the physical structures could be replicated on a new piece of land, negotiations with the whole community, not just the affected families, would have to start to eliminate issues of mistrust for either party.Thabo Molebatsi, a former forecourt manager at Petroport, seemed the most obvious choice to play the role of middleman, because he’s also the chairperson of Katlegong’s Communal Property Association. He was willing to act as the liaison between Fuelarama and the community to help the two parties to come to a suitable agreement on the relocation terms. Soon enough, however, he would realise the legislative and logistical requirements of a project of this magnitude.“There was a sense of mistrust from the community, and when the initial negotiations started, demands became less and less reasonable as time went on, and there were ultimatums, ” said Molebatsi.It was at the point of a stalemate that the Department of Land Affairs was brought in to help restore either side’s faith in the process, added the community leader.Because the land in question is privately owned and was handed back to the community as part of the government’s ongoing land redistribution programme in 1999, it was imperative that the department facilitate the negotiations, while also providing support on the legislative obligations of either party.“The community needed to know that a deal like this would not come their way again,” said Molebatsi. “Even the people from Land Affairs made that clear.”Referring to South Africa’s dark history of forced relocations of black and coloured families, mainly in the 1950s and 1960s, Molebatsi said his community’s scepticism was not unfounded.“At some point I was labelled a sell-out by some elements within the community, some of whom questioned my loyalty, and that hurt because my loyalty will always be to my community as their leader.”Sustainability is keyTotal’s involvement, besides being Fuelarama’s franchisor, was to help make the project more than just about moving people from point A to B, said general manager of sales and marketing for the fuel conglomerate, Qetello Zeka.“With all our franchisees, we seek to make their CSI projects sustainable, with an entrepreneurial focus for the communities they serve,” she said. “So when Fuelarama approached us to get involved in this, our mandate was to find out what value we could add to the relocation.”A vegetable garden and several fruit trees – a very popular feature in the agriculture-orientated Magalies area – were planted, while a borehole through which running tap water is provided, was dug at the centre of the new settlement.Although the homes are of corrugated iron, a fact that Lombard said Fuelarama could not improve on because of a limited budget, the stands are bigger and are fenced, which was not the case with the previous stands. For two of the families that had already built brick structures, the company restored these to their previous state.“Some of these homes did not even have flooring at the old location,” said Lombard, “and it humbles me as a human being to be able to provide something as simple as concrete flooring for each and every one of them.“When they found out that they would get newly-paved floors – something I take for granted in my own perfectly tiled home – they were very grateful.”As for the vegetable garden and the trees, Lombard added, the aim was to add a viable element of ownership and responsibility. A small play area with swings was also added for the young children in the community.Connecting with the communityAfter four months of negotiations with the community over the project, Lombard said they have now forged a relationship with them that they had not envisaged, one that was cultivated amid weeks of heated meetings and the temptation to give up.“Today, even the children are used to seeing our faces here, and people know us by name.”Molebatsi agreed: “We went from a place of animosity and negativity to a place where everyone realises how, by negotiating what works best for everyone, we can get something out.”“We named the project ‘Selosesha’, which means ‘something new’ to symbolise that.”Sedibeng Municipality councillor Peter Makgabo gave credit to the community for their patience, joking that everyone involved virtually qualifies as a lawyer after this process because they had to be thorough.“We all learned a lot from the process, and the back and forth emails and countless meetings were well worth it.”The carriageway and off-ramp development is expected to be completed in March 2013.last_img read more

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Rules for Sales Role Plays

first_imgProfessionals and performers rehearse. They prepare themselves to do their very best work when it matters most. In sales, it’s easy to pretend that we are too busy to train and to role-play our most important conversations, creating a state of stasis as it pertains to our effectiveness.One of the ways to create breakthrough effectiveness is to role play the different scenarios to improve and develop strategies and language. These rules will ensure your roleplay improves performance.Use Real Cases: Case studies are beneficial when you want a group of people all to share the same problem. In sales, you are provided with case studies every day, providing you with an endless stream of real scenarios to work on. Using the real deals you are pursuing allows the salesperson to role-play conversations in an environment where they can improve their talk tracks and their strategy. It can be a bit more work, but it is worth the effort if the outcomes can be put to use in winning deals.Accept the Premise: This is a rule that all great improv groups know well. If one party provides information, you accept it as true. If the salesperson says, “The last time I called you, you mentioned that you were concerned with potential disruptions to your business,” their partner playing the client cannot say, “No, I didn’t. Instead, the client can say, “Yes, and I still am concerned about that,” or “We believe we can live with the disruption, but we’re concerned about the investment.”Focus on Principles: Almost all role plays are around objection-handling, something better described as resolving concerns, as there is invariably something real behind the words that sound like objections. Role plays are valuable when you can tie them to principles, like trading enough value to gain a commitment, controlling the process, describing your differentiation, and dealing with difficult situations. The best role plays focus on outcomes that can be universally applied.Rehearse Language: Sounding scripted isn’t the same as having a script. Good talk tracks are important, and powerful language is better than ineffective language. You want a chance to rehearse your language in role plays, with multiple attempts to go over the same ground and improve your delivery. Even if the talk track is excellent, role plays provide a chance to rehearse (something we don’t do enough of in sales).Allow Do-Overs: It’s easy to ruin a first—or third attempt—at a role play. Because the person playing the role of the salesperson is trying to find the right words, they are prone to saying things that they don’t like once they leave their mouth. Because it is a role play, the person speaking can start over, adjusting and improving their talk track.Say No: If the person doesn’t use language that their partner believes would work in real life or violates a principle, their partner needs to “say no,” or whatever words are necessary to let them know they failed to achieve their outcome. The role-playing partner also needs to explain why they said no to the salesperson’s request, giving them the feedback they need to improve their next attempt.The first time you say something, you might come up with something so brilliant it bears repeating. More often, the best talk tracks are developed over time, after you have iterated and have made adjustments. Follow these rules for role plays, and go into client conversations with excellent and effective strategies and language, the strategies and language that ensure you achieve your outcomes.last_img read more

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Three policemen killed in Jharkhand Naxal attack

first_imgThree police personnel, including a sub-inspector, were killed in Naxal attack in Latehar district of Jharkhand on November 22, officials said. The attack by armed Naxals happened about 8.30 p.m. when the police party was on-board a four-wheeler near Lukiatand village under Chandwa police station area, they said. The Naxals are reported to have sprung a surprise attack on the police personnel who were on patrol duty. “Our police party was ambushed and three casualties occurred,” Additional Director-General of Police Murari Lal Meena said.Some home guard personnel are also reported to be in the casualty list. The police were ascertaining which Naxal group was involved in the ambush.last_img

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La Salle, FEU strong picks

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters So beats Colombian; Sadorra loses Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “Our team caught a lot of people by surprise,” said Sandy Arespacochaga, deputy of Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin. “We did well so it’s also a challenge for us to be consistent.”For University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol, the challenge is dealing with the absence of key recruits Ibrahim Quattara and Rob Ricafort, who were declared ineligible Monday, just hours before the league’s press conference at Mall of Asia Arena.“We don’t know yet how our team will look like,” said Perasol, noting UP will appeal the league’s decision that his players need to serve one more year of residency.The season kicks off with University of the East and National U battling at 2 p.m. this Saturday at MoA Arena, followed by the 4 p.m. clash between Ateneo and Adamson.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “It’s a big test playing without Ben,” Ayo said of his Cameroonian center, who may miss two games as he plays for his national team in the 2017 Fiba Afrobasket. “But we don’t rely on one player only, we rely on our system.”Ayo, as well as new FEU coach Olsen Racela, said their teams had moved on from last week’s invitational game that resulted in an ugly free-for-all in Davao City. It’s the second straight year the two schools figured in a preseason altercation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“What I always preach and tell my players in basketball or in life is not to dwell on the past—move forward, be mindful of the present,” said Racela.All’s well between coaches Aldin Ayo of La Salle (left) and Olsen Racela of Far Eastern U after a recent offseason brawl among their players in Davao City. —Sherwin VardeleonThe Archers and the Tamaraws stand as favorites this season along with the Ateneo Blue Eagles, who reached the finals last year despite the graduation of several veterans. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim A preseason brawl between La Salle and Far Eastern University may have fanned the animosity between the two powerhouse squads, but Green Archers coach Aldin Ayo would rather have his players deal with the absence of their main man.Ben Mbala, last season’s Most Valuable Player, won’t see action with the defending champion Archers when Season 80 of the UAAP men’s basketball tournament fires off this weekend.ADVERTISEMENT La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’1.7K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View commentslast_img read more

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