Gayle credits Benn for inspiration in World T20 victory over England

first_imgMUMBAI, India (CMC): Chris Gayle says it was a remark from close teammate, Sulieman Benn, before the start of the West Indies innings, that inspired his scintillating hundred against England on Wednesday. “I was focused and I was a little bit pumped as well. Just before I went out to bat, Sulieman Benn said to me ‘Chris you’ve got to entertain me’,” Gayle said. “Sometimes when someone says such things like that, it kind of actually gives you a bit of buzz as well so Sulieman gave me that spark. I said ‘I’m going to entertain my teammate’. He’s my drinking partner as well so we’re going to have few beers … it’s good to get off on a winning note.” The left-handed Gayle was superb, smashing five fours and 11 massive sixes as he stormed to exactly 100 not out, in the Windies opening game of the Twenty20 World Cup. He needed just 47 balls to reach his landmark, to record the third fastest hundred in T20 Internationals. He put on 55 for the second wicket with Marlon Samuels, who hit a cameo 37, added a further 46 for the third wicket with Denesh Ramdin (12), before combining in a match-winning unbroken fifth wicket stand of 70 off 35 balls with Andre Russell, who finished with a run-a-ball 16 not out. “The preparation has been really, really good. There (were) a lot of throw downs with (coach) Stuart Williams and it has helped a lot,” the 36-year-old said. “It’s all about practicing your skills and then you can exploit them out there in the middle. It worked for me today, it’s a good wicket to bat on and we were chasing a decent total on that sort of wicket, but the dew played a part as well so it was good to get set and take it from there.” On 15 from 12 balls when Samuels fell, Gayle then opened up, racing to his half-century off another 15 balls and then using another 20 deliveries to get to three figures. Gayle said Samuels’s cameo had paved the way for him to play freely. “After facing (my first) over, it actually took a while to get back on strike, but I didn’t lose my composure,” Gayle recalled. “He (Samuels) was getting the boundaries as well so that was actually pretty good because then that kind of eased the pressure a bit and actually gave me a chance to pace my innings and then work out which bowler I was going to take down … and keep ahead of the run rate or keep within the run rate. “It was a fantastic innings and I am really happy to finish the game and not leave it for anyone.” Preparationlast_img read more

Continue Reading →

GNBA reiterates broadcast disability requirements

first_img…highlights fines, jail time for those errantAhead of its February 2019 implementation, the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) has once again emphasised the need for broadcasters to comply within the timeframe set out in the Persons with Disabilities Act 2012 that makes provisions for the inclusion of sign language or subtitles.Chapter 36:05 Section 26 (1), (2) of the Act stipulates that (1) within 10 years of the coming into operation of this Act or a later date that the Minister may prescribe, the person in charge of every national television station shall provide a sign language inset or subtitles in at least one newscast programme daily and specialGNBA Chairman Leslie Sobersprogrammes covering events of national significance.Further, (2) any person who fails to comply with subsection one (1) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $100,000 and imprisonment for six months.The GNBA in a statement issued on Thursday stressed its firm commitment to the development of a broadcasting landscape which makes provision for all Guyanese, irrespective of their differences. It was after the Authority’s Stakeholder Engagement and Christmas Luncheon, on December 14, 2018 that Board Chairman Leslie Sobers announced that the GNBA would have been placing emphasis on creating “an accessible broadcasting environment for all, with a particular focus on persons with disabilities.”Sobers had pointed out that the Board which he heads would be focusing on ‘levelling the playing field’, through equal access to information and/or broadcast content for all citizens. “GNBA is cognisant of the need for equality and the rights of those persons with particular needs, who find it onerous to understand what is being broadcast on television. The implementation of closed captioning or sign language will essentially alleviate many of the challenges experienced by persons with hearing impairment,” Sobers indicated.The Authority urged broadcasters to put themselves in order as part of their social responsibility. It had been explained by the Chairman that all broadcasters should be compliant by 2022 in keeping with the 10 year-period.Sobers had noted that about 50,000 people comprise Guyana’s persons with disabilities population. Of this population, he had outlined that 9.1 per cent or 4406 people suffer from hearing impediment. Moreover 30 per cent or 14,525 persons, he noted, suffer from visual impairment.Guyana Times had reported that the GNBA had not consulted with local broadcasters on the matter; with some saying they were not even aware of any such law and would have sought legal advice.last_img read more

Continue Reading →

PETROL PRICE WAR HOPE AS LETTERKENNY FILLING STATION SLASHES PRICES

first_imgHOPES ARE growing of a petrol and diesel price war in Donegal – after one filling station slashed its prices.Whilst most petrol stations in the county were charging €1.44 for a litre of diesel and €1.48 for a litre petrol last night (with some nearer the border asking for €1.53 for petrol), one operator in Letterkenny was slashing back the price.Sweeney’s EuroSpar at Ballyraine in Letterkenny is charging €1.41 for diesel and €1.46 for petrol. The diesel price was up to 10 cents per litre less than one Bridgend petrol station last night.The move comes after a growing number of consumer groups and politicians urged consumers to shop around for the best prices.The average price nationally on www.pumps.ie today is 145.9 per litre for petrol and 149.9 per litre for diesel.PETROL PRICE WAR HOPE AS LETTERKENNY FILLING STATION SLASHES PRICES was last modified: March 24th, 2011 by gregShare 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

Continue Reading →

THE COPE BUILDERS PROVIDERS DUNGLOE STILL GOING STRONG AFTER 110 YEARS!

first_imgThe Cope Builders Providers Dungloe have announced an increase in sales, and have said the future looks much more positive after a number of difficult years in business.The economic downturn effected all industry’s across the Country, but the construction sector realty felt the pinch and multiple jobs and business were lost during the recession.The Cope Builders Providers faced many difficult challenges during that period and worked tirelessly to ensure it continue and improve the service it provides. Management at The Cope Builders Providers Dungloe have been over-whelmed with the interest in their new range of Solid Fuel Heating systems.The Cope are the main distributor for Metal Fach solid fuel heating systems, which are manufactured in Poland.Laurence McDaid, Manager of the Builders and Providers said, “The main differential of the Metal Fach heating systems is the build quality and product reliability.“Once installed we have seen customers save up to 50% on fuel bills and now with the exchange rates being what they are, we have seen a significant increase in enquiries from customers in Northern Ireland. Laurence also pointed out that the Cope Builders Providers has experienced a consistent increase in sales over the last number of monthsHe added, “One area of the home that people are improving is their home-heating systems.“There are so many products available to lower annual heating bills, that it makes sense to spend now and save on your bills later.”Mark Sharkey, Chief Executive of the Cope, says all businesses in the Cope are showing signs of growth.“The last number of years in business have been demanding without doubt. At the Cope all of our team have worked tirelessly to improve and grow our Co-operative in difficult times. “We have added three new business units during the recession including, An Club Beag a 8,000 sq. foot Children’s Play Area, hubtec our Computer Sales & Services Shop and Cope Cycles.“At the Cope we always remain committed to the community who support us – since 2010 The Cope has fund-raised and sponsored over €147,000 to local clubs and organisations.“We are seeing a strong improvement in Sales so as we look forward to our 110th year, I have every faith that The Cope will be around for another 110 years!THE COPE BUILDERS PROVIDERS DUNGLOE STILL GOING STRONG AFTER 110 YEARS! was last modified: March 11th, 2015 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:BusinessdungloeFeaturesnewsTHE COPElast_img read more

Continue Reading →

DO YOU REMEMBER THIS GOAL THAT HELPED IRELAND ON THEIR WAY TO EURO ’16?

first_imgShane Long ran onto a ball played by goalkeeper Darren Randolph and finished well so that Ireland secured a vital win for Ireland’s third ever appearance at the Euro Championships.This fantastic goal from Long earned Ireland 3 points against World Cup champions which helped Ireland gain qualification to only the countries third ever Euro Championships. Donegal Daily has decided to run a Fantasy Football league in conjunction with Inishowen Motors and Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure.We are offering you the chance to win a brand new Kia Sportage for a year along with many other outstanding prizes including some breaks to Donegal’s top hotel destinations.All you have to do is set up a team and join our fantasy football league to be in with a chance, and the good thing is this is open to anyone not just the football heads out there.Simply follow the steps outlined below and type in our unique code to join our league and pick your EURO 2016 dream XI. Let’s play!Sign Up below with your details so we can contact the lucky winners.Team Name must be unique so get the thinking caps onContact number must be in useEmail address must be valid[ninja_forms id=1]After submitting your details above follow these simple steps:Simply click on this link which will take you the UEFA Euro 2016 website http://eurofantasy.uefa.comClick play fantasy 16′Select your team individually or use ‘auto fill’ feature which automatically selects your team.At top of screen click confirm squad which will ask you to then to select your captain, i.e your captain gets double points.Enter your team name which you have already given Donegal Daily, in the unlikely event the team name is taken simply change name and notify us at donegaldailyeuro2016@gmail.comThen you must register, you can do this using your Facebook, Google, Windows or Yahoo accounts. Otherwise follow the instructions on screen to Register.Finally after creating your account to play Fantasy Football, go to ‘join leagues’ and enter this unique code(03034EBC) in order to join and be eligible for prizes.Once the confirmation email has been sent click on the link sent and go onto eurofantasy.uefa.com to join our league with the code 03034EBC. DO YOU REMEMBER THIS GOAL THAT HELPED IRELAND ON THEIR WAY TO EURO ’16? was last modified: June 2nd, 2016 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:Euro 2016Fantasy FootballInishowen MotorsMichael Murphy SportsShane Longlast_img read more

Continue Reading →

Selling Your Story: PR for Startups with Peter Shankman

first_imgPeter Shankman knows a bit about startups and PR. Ever since launching his own venture, Help A Reporter Out (HARO), last year, he’s been living at the crossroads of journalists who need stories and companies that need exposure.And in connecting expert sources with harried journos, Shankman has gleaned a wealth of tips, tricks, and common-sense dicta, many of which he shared with us in a phone interview this morning. Read on, and find out what this entrepreneur/skydiver/damn smart PR guy thinks about your pitch – and why we, the press, agree with him.Get to the PointTo start things off, Shankman gives a word of advice that makes remarkable sense: “Journalists respond to sources who know how to write.“They’re doing six times as much work with six times fewer resources, and brevity has never been more important. Give them one paragraph – short, to the point, tell them exactly what you have to say – and help them write their story in a clear and concise way.”He also noted that it’s important be sensitive to the fact that most journos operate on a deadline (or, in bloggers’ case, race to break news at strange hours of the day and night).Be in the World and of the WorldIf Shankman is to be believed, the sun has set on the day of the three-page PDF press release complete with company boilerplate, CEO biography, and a rash of pre-fab quotations. What makes press folks notice and cover startups these days, he said, is a mindfulness of the world around us.“You get so wrapped up in what you’re doing when you’re starting a company. You sit there and think, ‘We just created a widget we worked on for 7 months.’ Well, it’s not as important as Kanye West interrrupting a country singer. But because you launched a widget, the world revolves around you?“What works better is working your widget into the news, make it part of what’s going on in the world.” Relating your startup to a hot news item is also a good way to catch a reporter’s eye in a sea of sameness.Offer Real ValueIs your startup’s goal to get media attention, or to be seen as an expert, a go-to source of information? Are you trying to be a perennial fount of knowledge about your vertical or a one-off novelty for blog fodder?“One of the best things a startup can do,” Shankman said, “is to be aware of what’s going on in your industry, and offer that information to the reporter from the perspective of an industry expert.”By tracking and giving insight on trends that others might now know about, your startup story might allow a journalist to “break” something new while giving you exposure, a win-win situation for both parties.For the Love of Mike, Ditch the JargonIs your startup a real-time, semantic, social media solution in the cloud? You might want to reconsider the necessity of including those terms before sending your pitch email.“Oh, I hate buzzwords,” Shankman said, echoing the sentiment of every journalist we’ve ever met.“People use them as a crutch. If you give me an interesting message -“Peter, you’ll like this” or “I saw this and thought of you” – you might actually know what I’m looking for. Don’t give me a buzzword.”Then again, he warns pitching companies to use familiarity with care. “If you don’t know me, and it’s a blanket pitch, you’re not on the level. Then it’s one keystroke, you’re marked as spam, and I’ll never see your emails again.”The Bottom Line: It’s About Longevity and LoveUltimately, said Shankman, the startups that are successful in the press are those who position themselves as sources, bringing journalists carefully crafted stories that are well-written and relate to the bigger picture, be that industry or world news. More than a simple review of a new site or app, a smart opinion can ensure more coverage in better publications and prompt more widespread user adoption.And to any new tech company, he advises, “Don’t go into a startup with the sole goal of making money. Those companies generally do not succeed. Go into it because you believe you have something that will solve a problem, and the money will follow.” Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting jolie odell Tags:#Interviews#start Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Continue Reading →

Pregnant woman beaten to death in West Bengal

first_imgA pregnant woman was beaten to death by her husband and in-laws in West Bengal’s Birbhum district, the police said on Friday. Two persons have been arrested.The woman was tortured to death at her in-laws’ house in Illambazar area on Thursday night, a police officer said.According to locals, a medical test to determine the gender of the foetus was allegedly conducted a couple of days ago. The test revealed that the woman was pregnant with a girl which led to the attack, they added. “The husband and sister-in-law have been arrested on the basis of the complaint lodged by the deceased’s family.”Police said they are on the lookout for the other members of the family, including the mother-in-law of the woman, who are at large since the incident.Prenatal sex determination is banned in India.last_img read more

Continue Reading →

‘The sort of secularism practised in India should have died a long time ago’

first_imgWriting on the wall “Dead secularism is being propped up by those whose interests are served by rousing the psychosis of insecurity. For India to survive, it’s best that it is laid to rest.”Jit majumder, kolkata Insidious DoctrineNo tears need to be shed for the death of secularism in India,Writing on the wall”Dead secularism is being propped up by those whose interests are served by rousing the psychosis of insecurity. For India to survive, it’s best that it is laid to rest.”Jit majumder, kolkataInsidious DoctrineNo tears need to be shed for the death of secularism in India for it has come to mean victimising the majority community and promoting a feeling of alienation among the minorities (“Secular Nemesis”, April 8). What we need is an inclusive enlightened type of secularism based on the model set up by many liberal democracies of the world that inculcates a patriotic fervour and is conducive to social harmony. But this would be possible only if our politicians shunned their narrow and selfish attitudes for the greater good of the country.Wing Commander S.C. Kapoor, NoidaOver the past few years, Indian secularism has lost its substance and what remains is its trappings, resulting in an increasing alienation of minorities and growing polarisation of society. It is time to realise that religion is man’s creation and God does not aspire for abodes like temples, mosques and churches built over corpses.K.S. Thampi, ChennaiThe adage that it is better to have a clever enemy than a foolish friend applies to our secular country. It is better to have political parties like the BJP, Shiv Sena and the Muslim League which have an open agenda than those political parties which keep them under wraps.Nandita Thakur, on e-mailOne religion is tyrannical and two religions would try to cut each other’s throat, said Voltaire. There can be nothing more injurious to the soul of our nation than conflicts borne of religious intolerance. Moral values should be directed only by reason and religion should be an aesthetic search for sanctity and eternal wisdom.H.L. SHISHOO, on e-mailHow can secularism die if it never existed in its true form in India? In fact, all communities will live in harmony if we accept that dual-faced secularism is dead, but then the politicians will be thrown out of work.Dr Rajiv Chopra, DehradunadvertisementIf your article wanted us to believe that the Gujarat riots exposed the true face of India, the genesis cannot be explained away with adjectives of selective indignation at the failings of the Congress party. The anger also has to be directed at the current Government. The BJP chief minister in Gujarat formed bands of thugs to riot and murder. But just as Praveen Togadia does not represent Hindus and the Imam does not speak for all Muslims, these thugs too do not represent the face of a majority whose tolerance has snapped.Uday Turaga, PennsylvaniaThe sort of secularism practised in India should have died a long time ago. The Nehruvian policy of secularism distorted the word to mean a state that is partisan to the minority religions at the cost of the majority religion. It is due to these interpretations that there is so much discontent in society today and an otherwise peace-loving Hindu is turning militant. It’s time Indians were treated as just that and not as minorities or majorities.Amul M. Mittal, DelhiEven though a key principle of independent India is in danger of being trampled upon by the forces of communalism, I do not entirely agree with the dismal picture painted in the cover story. Secularism was not a brainchild of leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru. It is deeply ingrained in our national culture. Our leaders simply identified it and tried to strengthen it by institutionalising it. Whether it is the politics of caste or communalism, the rot is at the top, not in the layers below.Subhajit Basu, on e-mailBill of ExchangeThe opposition parties led by the Congress should feel ashamed at having sent the message to the world that though we talk of fighting terrorism on the global front, we are divided over the issue in our own country (“Lethal Weapon”, April 8).S. Balakrishnan, JamshedpurIn Course of TimeIt is unrealistic to draw comparisons between an old golf course like the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) with ones that have come up more recently (“Royal Decline”, April 1). In the past four months, a string of all-India and international tournaments have been played at the RCGC with many golfers praising the course. As for the monthly subscription, it is not Rs 150 as mentioned but Rs 350. Also, there has never been any proposal seeking to hike the membership fees. And it is pertinent to note that the venue of the Indian Open or any major tournament is the prerogative of the sponsor. And corporates, unfortunately, are moving away from Kolkata.Kuldip Singh, Committee Member, Royal Calcutta Golf Club, Kolkata advertisementMoral SenseIncreasing incidents of familial strife and crime reflect the dichotomy between an unthinking infatuation with the western way of life on the one hand and time-honoured Indian traditions on the other (“The Mysterious Death of Natasha Singh”, April 1). Instead of merely trying to ape the West, we need to be discriminating in our choices in consonance with our religious and moral value systems.Sonia Kapoor, NoidaClarificationIt was reported that union Sports Minister Uma Bharati had advised the PMO to stall the Indira Sagar power project in Madhya Pradesh to stymie the Chief Minister Digvijay Singh (“Newsnotes”, April 8). This is incorrect. The chief minister, in fact, wrote to her expressing gratitude for her role in facilitating the project. The error is regretted. – Editorlast_img read more

Continue Reading →

India must support its sportsmen

first_imgRajyavardhan Singh RathoreIndia’s tally of 64 medals at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, while way short of the 101 we achieved in New Delhi, is not a bad performance at all. But there is a more pertinent question we need to ask ourselves – if we want to put up strong performances at the Olympics, then is this performance a stepping stone to it? Have we arrived as a sporting nation?To my mind, the answer, sadly, is no. And there are numerous reasons why I say so.Selection impropriety continues to plague our sports across the board, and our administrators don’t seem to have a sense of what it takes to peak at the right time – as evidenced by the very high number of silver medals we have achieved as opposed to gold at this level of competition. The top coaches we’ve hired know this very necessary art, but are the administrators giving the coaches enough leeway to implement it?ChallengesAcclimatisation, for example, is something that seems frivolous to administrators but is a big issue for athletes. Indian archers had gone to the London Olympics with big dreams but it was lack of acclimatisation that let them down. The event was taking place at Lord’s, where it was cold as hell and unique wind pattern inside a cricket stadium, but our archers had trained in hot and steamy Kolkata! No wonder they misfired.The Indian vs foreign coaches debate is never-ending, but now that overseas experts have been hired and are being paid, we should empower them to have a major say in selection, improve the standard of our athletes, as well as develop Indian coaches.advertisementThe Sports Authority of India (SAI) is also culpable, it has failed to create an international regional training centre of excellence where athletes from other countries can come and train when the weather in Europe, for example, is too cold. The only recourse to international class of training is for our athletes to go abroad and toil for success. How many can do so? This apart, SAI stadiums available with good facilities are few. The usual recourse, Sarkari Hai, what happened to the privatisation process and legacy of stadiums built for CWG?The biggest problem, though, lies in talent identification at the grass-root level. In most sports, we have no bench strength, whereas to win one Olympic medal, you need five hot shot athletes who are at that level. That’s something China and the US – the top two Olympic nations – excel at. Once talent is identified, there is also the problem of training it through feeder systems. Look at the American college sports (NCAA) system – our very own Vikas Gowda is a product of that and look at how his talent has been harnessed in a world-class manner. Compare that to our own college sports system and you’ll understand why we lag so far behind.The solution to all these problems lies in approaching the problem in a systematic way. First of all, the sports ministry and the federations need to set targets for any particular event, so that success and failure can be judged. Only when your target is made public can you be held accountable, and that’ll push the federations to meet their targets. At the government’s end, there needs to be a concerted effort to get sports on to the Concurrent List. That’s how the importance of sports can be increased. We are a medal-starved nation, so any medal we win at the world stage becomes a cause for celebration. But if we see the CWG results in terms of where the world leaders in sports stand, we are not on the right track.Pawan Kumar who won bronze in the freestyle 86kg category in wrestling, embodies the latent talent in India.SolutionsIf we want to target the Olympics seriously, we have to realise that it’s a stage where there is a very high attrition rate. So our primary focus should be on churning out a multitude of top-level athletes. For this, area-based talent identification is an important tool. In a country as diverse as ours, there are many kinds of physical attributes and cultures that are conducive to certain sports. That’s where the notion of a particular region being the hub of a certain sport comes from – like Haryana for wrestling and Punjab for hockey, Rajasthan for shooting and long distance, Goa and Bengal for Football, Himachal and Uttarakhand for Winter Sports. We need to exploit that to India’s advantage at the world stage. Here I welcome the regional National Sports Academies announced by the finance minister.advertisementOnce the talent is identified, the boys and girls must be put through scientific screening and sports medicine expertise, so their growth is not stunted. That will build our bench strength. This time we have a specific sports budget for juniors and sub juniors.Management Infrastructure limitation is most certainly a roadblock, but it is not insurmountable. Look at the men’s basketball team that recently beat regional powerhouse China in the Asia Cup – India’s tie-up with the American NBA and the fact that we’ve been getting their coaching expertise has certainly helped us enormously. It’s a great example of how to utilise a foreign coach. Discus thrower Gowda is another terrific case-study in this regard. Lastly, as regards my own sport, shooting, I must say our CWG performance has been lower than expected. If we were to compare India’s performance on an event-by-event basis between the New Delhi and Glasgow CWG, we would find our gold medal count has gone from six to four. That’s a low number.Man-to-man, our experience and world rankings were higher than the others and so, a lot of the silver medals could’ve been converted to gold. Every athlete represents India, hence performance of every federation has to be demonstrably efficient. Lack of facilities is not an excuse, we have reputed foreign coaches guiding us in shotgun, rifle and pistol events. We have the government spending perhaps the largest chunk on shooting for training and exposure to a variety of competitions, as well as preparing our own second-rung of coaches.Let me conclude by saying that the problem lies with management of sports and not the athletes. I salute the spirit of the Indian sportsperson, who succeeds despite the odds. Sports management has to be made more professional and result-oriented, it’s only a matter of time before we start getting results commensurate with the talent that exists among our 1.2 billion citizens.Col Rathore is an MP, Athens Olympics silver medallist and a World Record Holder in Doubletrap shootinglast_img read more

Continue Reading →

Rookie, legend play mentor roles

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:00House honors Rodolfo Albano Jr , a veteran lawmaker, mentor and family man00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Colin Sexton #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers. AFP FILE PHOTONBA rookie Collin Sexton and WNBA legend Ticha Penicheiro said mentors play a key role in the fulfillment of basketball dreams.“I put myself in their shoes,” Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers’ rookie guard told reporters at Raffles Makati on Wednesday. “I know how much it felt how that one person you could ask questions to growing up is great.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Leo Austria thanks his players for another PBA title: ‘They make me look like a good coach’ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport “When I was their age, I really didn’t have any female athletes to look up to except my mom. I had to look up to basketball players who were males—Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Jason Kidd,” said Penicheiro, a future Hall of Famer who made her name with the Sacramento Monarchs.The pair will have a chance to be a mentor to many youth players aged 13 to 14 when the Jr. NBA Philippines unfolds on Saturday, at Don Bosco in Makati.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Continue Reading →