Potts out to fulfill promise to grandfather by joining PBA Draft

first_imgMOST READ “This isn’t just about basketball. I think it’s important that I came here,” he said.It’s a facet of Potts’ life that he really put a premium on since arriving to the country coming from the United States two years ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I feel like there’s a lot of Fil-foreigners who come here just to play basketball, but I think that’s not the right way to think. I think you should really know where you came from,” he said.“There’s a lot of Fil-foreigners who don’t take advantage of knowing where they come from and for me, it’s really important to know those things, where and how it all started, and to make sure that basketball is more of a tool to get back to my Buendia family. That was a bigger thing for me.” Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Entering the draft also moves Potts closer to realizing the promise he made to his deceased grandfather years back.“I didn’t know the PBA until I talked to my grandfather. He told me that if I couldn’t make it in the NBA, why not try the PBA. He said [the PBA] is like the NBA of the Philippines and I should look it up,” Potts recalled.“It’s funny because when I was visiting him in San Diego, he told me to at least make him that promise, that, ‘If I can’t make it to the NBA, the NBA D-League, at least, you try.’ I knew I have a family here and he told me to just try. And I tried.”That’s why Potts doesn’t have any doubts when he decided to make the jump to the pros.“I’m very prepared. I think about the promise I had to my grandfather a lot and I really believe that I’m ready. This is the product of years and years or preparation,” the 6-foot-3 swingman said.ADVERTISEMENT Potts believes he is a two-way player, someone who is effective on both ends of the floor.“Coach Jamike allowed me to thrive on the offensive part of my game, while coach Boyet exposed me to the defense. Dealing with them in my time with San Beda gave me great upside as I enter the PBA,” he said.With his confidence on a high, all Potts wants is to land on a team where his talents will be maximized.“I’d rather be on a team that needs me than a team that wants me because I want a team that needs me for the services I can give to the team,” he said.Potts feels he would be a good fit to teams like NLEX, Ginebra, Alaska, and TNT“There are teams that need help and I want to be that person who gives that help to the team that picks me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Davon Potts. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDeclaring himself for the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft is more than just basketball decision for Davon Potts.He also looks at it as a chance to reconnect with his Filipino roots and get to know his relatives from Rosario, Cavite.ADVERTISEMENT Mbala to miss La Salle’s UAAP Season 80 opener vs FEU Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datulast_img read more

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Austrian snowboarder Schairer breaks neck in scary crash

first_imgUK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Martinez finishes 28th, fails to advance to Olympics free skate round GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings The Austrian Olympic Committee said Schairer fractured the fifth vertebrae in his neck. It said there is no indication the 30-year-old Schairer experienced any neurological impairment or long-term damage.              /kgaFEATURED 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 folkcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ From bottom to top is Pierre Vaultier, of France; Jarryd Hughes, of Australia; Markus Schairer, of Austria; and Hanno Douschan, of Austria runs the course during the men’s snowboard cross elimination round at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Markus Schairer of Austria is heading home for treatment after breaking his neck in a frightening crash during the Olympic men’s snowboard cross quarterfinals.Schairer lost control in the air on the final jump of the treacherous downhill course on Thursday. He slammed into the snow on his back, sending his goggles flying. He was able to get to his feet before being taken for a medical exam.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next00:56At least 25 dead in Indonesia bus plunge02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

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Rosemead recall bid dropped

first_imgSOC leaders said they expected to get the petitions back within 10 days, early enough to circulate them and get a recall election on the ballot by November at the latest. But City Hall still hasn’t given the petitions the green light. At this late date, circulating the petitions could only bring about a recall election about two or three months before the regularly scheduled March election, Kunioka said. Steven Ly, a spokesman for Imperial, said the councilman is glad the second recall drive is over. “Right now, he wants to move on and continue with city business,” Ly said. It is not clear whether Imperial, who has served on the council for 29 years, or Taylor, with 33 years on the council, will run in the March 2007 elections, Ly said. Ly characterized the recall effort as the work of a small minority of Rosemead residents acting at the behest of labor unions. ROSEMEAD – A second effort to recall Councilman Jay Imperial and Mayor Gary Taylor will be dropped, Save Our Community leader Larry Bevington said Tuesday.“We’re going to focus on the March elections,” Bevington said to about a dozen supporters at a meeting in front of City Hall. Imperial and Taylor are up for reelection March2, 2007. SOC is bent on removing the two from office because of their support of a Wal-Mart Supercenter under construction on 24 acres at Walnut Grove Avenue and Rush Street. The store is expected to open by late summer. Recall proponent Todd Kunioka said SOC turned in petitions, written in several languages, to the City Clerk on March1, seeking approval of the language and format for community circulation. Taylor could not be reached for comment. Councilman John Nu ez said a pending lawsuit against the city to stop Wal-Mart also would become an SOC focus. Recall petitions circulated last summer by SOC are not completely out of the picture, Nu ez said. At the time it was circulated, city and county officials said the English-only petition satisfied election laws, he said. The petitions were turned in for verification in July last year. But Imperial challenged in court the 4,200-signature recall petition against him last December and convinced a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge to block a recall election slated for Feb.7. Imperial successfully argued the recall petition violated the Voting Rights Act because it was circulated only in English and not in Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese, the other languages commonly found in Rosemead. According to the Census, 80percent of Rosemead’s 53,000 residents speak a language other than English at home. jason.kosareff@sgvn.com (626)962-8811, Ext.2717160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventlast_img read more

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Football Manager unveil new look with FM19 trailer

first_img possible xi impact highlights Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more possible standings smart causal How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade What sort of manager are you?Here at talkSPORT.com, we’ve always been ones to combine the best of both worlds by donning a Tony Pulis cap with a nice blazer and waistcoat – don’t forget the waistcoat – finished with a pair of jogging bottoms or shorts depending on the time of year.And this bizarre attire is ready now the trailer for Football Manager 2019 has been released.Yes, a new season means a string of late nights for would-be bosses, while there is a Bundesliga license for the first time.The people working on the game tell talkSPORT.com that details of the key features in Football Manager 2019 will be revealed in late September on the website. The main thing to know is that it is out on 2 November. The ‘Manager Man’ has gone NEW ERA How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? center_img Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener 1 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes ALTERED silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won MONEY How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday Football newslast_img read more

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McBREARTY ISSUES FULL STATEMENT EXPLAINING SALARY AND ALLOWANCES FOR YEAR AS MAYOR

first_imgIndependent Councillor Frank McBrearty has today defended the salary and allowance payments which he received for the period 2012/2013, during part of which time he was Mayor.Cllr Frank McBrearty in his tenure as Mayor of Donegal.The Raphoe based councillor made the remarks after the Irish Independent newspaper, today published a list of allowances and earnings which were received by a number of councillors.Councillor McBrearty said that he views the article as being ‘unbalanced’ as it didn’t take into account the expenses earned by other sitting councillors who sit on different boards. “There are a number of councillors who are in receipt of much higher earnings and payments than me – particularly councillors who sit on a number of boards, but also councillors whom are in receipt of undisclosed sums, such as VEC payments.”“The office of mayor tends to see the expenses, and payments of councillors increase – the figure of €92,000 which the Irish Independent has quoted today is based on my salary as a councillor, as well as my salary as mayor.”“I want to put on record that my earnings and remunerations were similar to those received by former Sinn Féin Cllr Cora Harvey during her tenure as mayor.”“Not alone that, but I received over €20,000 less than Cllr Brendan Byrne for the period in which he served as mayor, and more than €8,000 less than my predecessor, Cllr Noel McBride when he held office.” “It’s often the case that when a member of council takes on the role as mayor of the county, then naturally their expenses will increase; this is due largely to the demands of the office as well as the increased mobility and demands placed on the office holder.”Speaking in his defence, as well as explaining the impact being mayor had on his expenses, Cllr McBrearty highlighted the great work and headway he made while he was Mayor of the county – something which he says he was both honoured and proud to experience.“It’s no secret that I have probably been the most outspoken of any political figure in this country regarding this country’s culture of expenses and greed, which exists at all levels of government.“In addition to this, I have also actively criticised the many Quangos which are currently in operation here, and have made numerous calls for them to be dismantled.”“My year as mayor saw me visit every inch of this county and beyond; I was on call 24/7 and I feel that through my activities during this time, I managed to not only effectively represent the people of Donegal, but I also managed to both increase the profile and awareness of the office.” “It’s important to note that I was the lowest paid councillor of Donegal County Council for the years 2009, 2010 and again in 2011 – I have little doubt that once this year draws to a close, I’ll probably be the lowest paid councillor again for the end of this year as well.”McBREARTY ISSUES FULL STATEMENT EXPLAINING SALARY AND ALLOWANCES FOR YEAR AS MAYOR was last modified: May 8th, 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)last_img read more

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Children’s Ward at Altnagelvin receives kind donation from Donegal artist

first_imgInishowen artist Tanya McColgan has made a kind donation to benefit children and parents of the Western Trust Children’s Ward in Altnagelvin Hospital.Tanya McColgan (Art of Inishowen) recently presented a beautiful scenic painting of Shroove Lighthouse, Co Donegal to the Western Trust at Altnagelvin Hospital following a charity raffle.The Redcastle woman gifted the painting worth £500 to Children in Crossfire as a raffle draw prize. The fundraising raffle collected hundreds of pounds in support of children in poverty around the world and closer to home in Ireland and the UK. The winner of the raffle, Jackie O’Neill, decided to donate the painting to the Children’s Ward for the enjoyment of the children and their parents.Tanya presented the painting to the Children’s ward along with Shauna Taylor from Children in Crossfire. The donation was accepted by Cathy Grady; Sr Hazel Gallo; Mary McKenna, Assistant Director; Kieran Downey, Director of Women and Children’s Services and Sr Yvonne Devenney.  Lena McCaughey and her son John, who receives treatment on the Children’s Ward, were also present.Children’s Ward at Altnagelvin receives kind donation from Donegal artist was last modified: April 23rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

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49ers report card: Why five turnovers didn’t ruin perfect record

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the video or photo gallery on your mobile device.CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA – Here is how the still-undefeated 49ers (3-0) rallied past the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers (3-0) in Sunday’s 24-20, home-opening win: PASS OFFENSE: BSan Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) gets hit by Pittsburgh Steelers’ Bud Dupree (48) after releasing the ball in the first quarter of their game …last_img read more

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Packers coach Matt LaFleur texts his buddy Robert Saleh: Got some tips?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — The 49ers’ defense is tops in the NFL. First-year Packers coach Matt LaFleur thought he might have an exclusive advantage for his team heading into the Week 12 matchup.He whipped out his phone and shot 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh a text.“I asked him to call me,” LaFleur said. “I shot him a text message and said ‘Hey, would you give me a call? I got a couple questions about your defense.’”Saleh laughed. There would be no hints exchanged between these two close, …last_img read more

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Don’t Avoid Standing in the Fire

first_imgMy friend, Larry, is a fire fighter. When he joined and the city placed him with a company, no one talked to him, even though spent hours and hours together. They didn’t invite him into their group, denying him membership. Even though the company hired him and was paying him, he wasn’t part of the team. Because of the nature of their work, the firefighters were slow to trust him, not knowing how he would behave in a situation where lives might be on the line. They were unsure whether or not they could trust him, as he hadn’t yet been tested.After a few months, Larry found himself in a serious house fire. The flames blew back over him and the two firefighters with him, and he had to stand between the fire and his two teammates, using the hose to protect his colleagues. He shielded the two firefighters with the water, but he was burned in the process, mostly on his neck and ears. After this event, he was a firefighter and a member of the team.If you work in sales, your company is going to have service failures. The service failures are going to cause your clients to have problems, which in turn will become your problems. Where salespeople get themselves in trouble is when they avoid dealing with the service failures, choosing instead to blame their operations team or external factor in hopes of absolving themselves or responsibility.My friend, Charlie Green, will tell you that trust is made up of reliability, credibility, and intimacy, divided by your self-orientation. When you demonstrate a lack of reliability, you diminish your client’s trust. When you suggest that your company isn’t reliable, that you are not responsible, you are really proving that you are not reliable, that you’re not accountable. Your company’s failing will, eventually, be remedied, but your unwillingness to own that failure and do what is in your power to make things better may not rebuild your lost reliability—and potentially your lost credibility.There is far too much written about negative sales behaviors, most of which are not nearly as prevalent as some claim. The lack of accountability, however, is too common and too often left unaddressed. If you want to be trusted, you must be willing to be accountable for what you sell. People are relying you. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 20

first_imgAdvertisementGermany FR celebrates after winning the 1954 FIFA World Cup. Photo Credits: Getty ImagesGreetings folks! We are back again with today’s edition of FIFA’s “Stats of the Day” feature. Read about all the interesting trivia associated with your favourite footballers and teams right here.Here is an excerpt of FIFA’s “Stats of the Day”: 1954 – Germany FR unexpectedly clinch their first FIFA World Cup after coming from two goals down to defeat Hungary 3-2 in Berne, with Helmut Rahn striking the winner with six minutes to go.2006 – With ten different scorers in a single edition of the FIFA World Cup, Italy equalise France’s record from 1982. Alessandro Del Piero becomes the tenth and last scorer with his goal to make it 2-0 in the semi-final against Germany.To read more click here: FIFA Stats of the Day: July 4  Read also: Football: Sunil Chhetri On Japan, ‘Japan, you were brilliant tonight.’FIFA World Cup 2018: England shakes off penalty curse and beats Los Cafeteros for a place in the Quarters Advertisementlast_img read more

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