‘Putting in work, believing in yourself’ still keys to LeBron James’ success

first_imgHotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies “Sometimes you’ll feel that you’re not doing enough and if you get to that point just look at the mirror,” said James. “At the end of the day you’re the one who’ll control your destiny.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: LeBron James trains Gilas Pilipinas MOST READ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titlescenter_img Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay View comments LeBron James is arguably the greatest basketball player of his generation with a resume of godlike proportions that include four MVPS, three NBA titles, and countless All-NBA nods.And it’s not just his 6-foot-8, 250-pound frame that has helped him achieve such sporting legacy, but also a belief in one’s self that no other force on earth could ever shatter.ADVERTISEMENT “For me, it’s all about believing in yourself, uncertainties will come to your mind but you cannot stop believing especially if you put in the work,” said James during his private session with the Gilas players and members of the media for his Strive for Greatness tour.“If you put in the work then I believe it takes care of itself.”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’INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonJames have been the subject of heavy scrutiny since his decision to skip college and go straight to the NBA from St. Vincent St. Mary and his controversial move to Miami from Cleveland catapulted him to super villain territory.Still, James triumphed and won two titles and two MVP trophies with the Heat before he returned to Cleveland to steer the Cavaliers’ to the city’s first championship since the Browns ruled the NFL in 1964. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacueeslast_img read more

After Game 1 rout, Blaze Spikers still got more to give

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. There is no way Petron is taking any chances.After whipping F2 Logistics in the opener of their Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference best-of-three finals, Petron coach Shaq delos Santos said they are going back to the drawing board and think of ways to answer their opponent’s expected counterattacks.ADVERTISEMENT San Beda trounces Cebu five; CKSC stuns mapua Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In contrast, F2 Logistics didn’t have anyone scoring in double figures, stymied by Petron’s well-placed floor defense that yielded 79 excellent digs compare to 54 by the Cargo Movers.Delos Santos may have learned his lessons during last year’s Grand Prix final when F2 coach Ramil de Jesus tweaked his lineup which threw off the Blaze Spikers’ game plan.“We go back and study Game 1 and see how much we can still improve,” added Delos Santos, the national team mentor.The Cargo Movers leaned heavily on Ara Galang who banged in nine points but could not get the usual numbers from Kim Kianna Dy and Majoy Baron, who were limited to a combined seven points.F2 team leaders Aby Maraño and Cha Cruz were also silent, scoring a total of six points, aside from making 27 errors against Petron’s 16.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Game 2 is slated Tuesday at 7 p.m., also at MOA Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We know that they will come back strong, we know how they work,” said Delos Santos, whose squad scored a 25-23, 25-11, 25-17 win on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena to move just a win away from a perfect conference.But even in the cusp of a historic repeat, the Petron mentor said they could still do better.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We don’t think of the sweep. Right now, we rest and try to recover and then give it our all on Game 2 [on Tuesday],” added Delos Santos. “But for tonight (Game 1), I’m very proud of the way my players performed.”Sisi Rondina scored 12 points for Petron’s 13th victory in as many games this conference. The high-leaping Rondina was a big factor off the bench to halt Rhea Dimaculangan’s combination plays. Bernadeth Pons added 10, while middle hitter Remy Palma had nine. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View commentslast_img read more

DEA To Open Sub Office at RIA

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is expected to open a new sub-office at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) very soon, the agency has said.The DEA has gained substantial ground at the RIA, Lower Margibi County, in terms of an appreciable office space befitting the entity’s scope of operations that is deemed nationally and internationally crucial in the face of the proliferation of drug trafficking and abuse in the society.It may be recalled that during a recent visit to Liberia by the U.S. Under Secretary of State, a cheque of US$10,000 was presented to the Agency to be used for renovating a decent office space for its agents at the RIA.   With the renovated office now available, DEA agents at the airport will have their own premises, unlike before when those assigned there would operate in the open.Ahead of the pending dedicatory ceremony, office furniture and equipment including computers, desks, chairs and other items were donated to the Agency by the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC). UNODC is working in conjunction with the International Narcotics Law Enforcement (INL) to build the DEA’s capacity.UNODC representative Yilaa Wloti Se said the donations were a practical indication of the partnership between DEA and UNODC in their mutual fight against dangerous narcotics drugs.   He promised UNODC’s willingness to embrace efforts being made by the DEA to ensure that the fight against dangerous narcotics drugs produce good results.DEA Director General Anthony K. Souh, who received the donations, expressed gratitude that the dream of his administration to establish firm roots in all strategic ports of entry in the country is becoming a reality.Souh said the enthusiasm of his administration has begun to grow deeper and deeper given the recognition and backing from the international community, particularly the United States Government.“When the governments of Liberia, the United States, and the UN, among other stakeholders, are on our side, why should we fear?” he cheerfully asked. According to him, the DEA remains committed to its mandate, and as such, will make the difference.“Our being at the RIA is a matter of law as well as well as the request of the UNODC assessment report on Liberia,” said Mr. Souh.  He went on to commend the management of the RIA for making the office space available and noted that a formal dedication of the new DEA office is expected soon.last_img read more

PYJ Forms New Political Party

first_imgAfter losing hold of his first brainchild, the National Union for Democracy Party (NUDP), Nimba County Senator Prince Y. Johnson (PYJ) has again formed another political party, the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR).This comes as the country moves toward the 2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections with more politicians emerging to contest the presidency and some forming new political parties. A political commentary noted that most political parties in Liberia are built around individuals who also serve as sources of funding for their operations, not as institutions.For example, Senator Johnson, a former rebel leader of the defunct Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL), is among the few popular politicians with huge followings. His large following is due to his origin from voter-rich Nimba County.But Johnson, who contested the 2011 presidential elections, is currently without a political party after he was ousted from the NUDP under whose banner he contested the presidency. His kinsmen see him as a liberator voting him as senator twice, in 2005 and again in 2011. While serving as a sitting Senator, Johnson in 2011 founded the NUDP and contested the presidency, finishing an impressive third behind the Unity Party and the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC).Due to the huge population of Nimba County, Senator Johnson and his NUDP became kingmaker, with both UP and CDC courting Johnson’s support.The Nimba County strongman settled for the UP of sitting President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, describing the President as “the lesser of two evils.”After Johnson gave his support to Sirleaf, serious confusion broke out in the NUDP, with members of the party’s Executive Committee accusing him of taking money from the UP in exchange for their support, which he denied. The confusion, however, led to his expulsion from the NUDP. The NUDP was later delisted by the National Elections Commission for failing to meet certain requirements. Following the collapse of the party, Senator Johnson contested the 2014 special senatorial election, which he won as an independent candidate. The lure of Nimba County’s vote-rich status continues to make Johnson a hot political figure. With the emergence of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR), Johnson appears to once again fortify his base in the hope that he would remain an influential figure in the political sphere.Yesterday, the Daily Observer learned that Senator Johnson is in the process of completing the formation of MDR to aid his political quest in 2017. Sources have also hinted to this newspaper that the new MDR would be in negotiations with other parties for a possible merger.Wilfred Bangura, who is expected to serve as Secretary General of the MDR, confirmed that the party is only waiting to be certified by the NEC. On the issue of the party forming a merger, Bangura said the MDR, once certified, will remain open to all well-meaning political parties and individuals that have similar goals as the MDR. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Stakeholders benefit from GEA workshop on energy statistics planning

first_imgThe Guyana Energy Agency, in collaboration with the Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE), hosted a consultation workshop for key stakeholders on Monday at the Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown.Titled “Human Resources Management, Energy Statistics & Planning Awareness”, the workshop was conceptualised under the framework of the “Caribbean Energy Statistics Capacity Enhancement Project”, which has been implemented and supported by OLADE and the International Development Association – World Bank.The project’s main goal is to elevate energy statistics’ planning and management capacity, and to implement National Energy Information Systems within five Caribbean countries, namely: Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, and Suriname.The key output of the implementation of a National Energy InformationParticipants and facilitators at the workshopManagement System is expected to be in place by mid-2019.With Guyana being a beneficiary country of the project, the main purpose of the workshop was to inform the participants of- the overall project, the stipulations for information management and energy planning, as well as human resources management and energy statistics.Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, who was in attendance at the workshop, expressed the view that the workshop “….presents an opportunity for dialogue on the importance of energy statistics in driving the transformation and evolution of the sector, and the critical role that each organisation in attendance plays in the collection, analysis, and reporting of energy information…”Some of the topics covered during the sessions were: Information management and Energy Planning, Human Resources Management and Energy Statistics, the National Energy Sector – Data Management and Challenges.The workshop was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Presidency, Dept. of Environment; Guyana Sugar Corporation, Guyana Revenue Authority, Rubis, GUYOIL, Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Public Utilities Commission, Guyana Power and Light, Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Finance, Institute of Applied Science, and the Guyana Energy Agency.last_img read more

Granger to engage Trump as Caricom chair

first_imgPresident David Granger will be the first Head of State to initiate dialogue with President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump as part of a multination bloc.The President made the disclosure this past week when he met with journalists for his weekly televised programme, “The Public Interest”.Speaking on the Donald Trump Presidency and its effect on the Caribbean Community (Caricom)—of which he will assume the chairmanship shortly—the President at the time said it, “means a lot and it means a little.”Explaining his position, Granger noted that over the past two decades, Caricom has been engaging US Presidents, among them George Bush, Bill Clinton and more recently, Barack Obama.Granger said he is confident that Caricom will in similar fashion be engaging the Donald Trump administration.The President has since disclosed that when he assumes Chair of Caricom early in the coming year, he will be looking to initiate talks with the Donald Trump administration on behalf of the region.President David GrangerHe was quick to point out that even though the US Government will effectively be a new administration; there remains continuity through the numerous partnerships in the region, such as the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative.Granger said that he is confident there will be no significant shifts in the US’ policy towards the Caribbean and has in fact encouraged the incoming President-elect to continue with those initiatives implemented by his predecessors Clinton and Obama.US President-elect Donald TrumpPresident Granger also used the occasion to downplay the possible mass re-migration of Caribbean and Guyanese nationals as a result of the rhetoric associated with the US President-elect.In fact, the President said he has in recent times been looking to woo members of the diaspora to return to Guyana: “I wish some of them would return and help to develop the country.”He pointed to the fact that many Guyanese living in the USA would have over time, accumulated some level of capital, improved qualifications and experience, all of which would benefit not only Guyana, but the region as a whole.Granger said he is optimistic that over time, as Trump continues to receive advice and prepares for his presidency, some of his hard-line views would be modified.The President said he was not in any way worried that a Donald Trump Presidency will be harmful to Guyana and Caricom: “No I am not afraid that any action he will take will be harmful to Guyana, he is a businessman, he is a tycoon, a magnate,” the President observed, saying, “if he can help to stimulate business in Caribbean and Guyana I am for it.”Granger said he would in fact like to see more US and North American Investors coming to Guyana to assist with its green energy programme, mining and manufacturing, among other sectors: “If that is the type of businessman he is, I would welcome investment from the United States.”last_img read more

FA demands answers after Old Trafford bust-up

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta was assessed in the City dressing room after being left with a cut to the head, the Guardian reported © AFP/File / Andrej ISAKOVICLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 11 – The Football Association demanded answers from Manchester United and Manchester City on Monday following reports of ugly scenes that reportedly left City assistant coach Mikel Arteta bloodied after a fracas.The Guardian newspaper said Arteta was left with blood streaming down his face after a bust-up involving up to 20 players and members of staff from the two clubs after Sunday’s Manchester derby, which City won 2-1. Referee Michael Oliver did not witness the scenes so the FA has not received a report on the matter from him but it has given the clubs until Wednesday to reply to a request for observations following the incident.United manager Jose Mourinho and City goalkeeper Ederson are reported to have had a confrontation after the game, while it is claimed Mourinho had milk and water thrown at him from the away dressing room.The home side are understood to have taken exception to City’s post-match celebrations.The Guardian reported that Arteta’s eyebrow was split open during the melee in a narrow corridor outside City’s dressing room and said there were unconfirmed reports that another member of Guardiola’s backroom staff needed medical treatment.The corridor leading to the dressing rooms apparently became congested as players and staff made their way through it after the game, and tensions spilled over into pushing and shoving, with Arteta understood to have suffered a cut to the head.Mourinho did not make any reference to what had happened during his post-match media work, according to the report.Arteta was assessed in the City dressing room after being caught in the crossfire, the report said.The victory, courtesy of set-piece goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi propelled City 11 points clear of United at the top of the Premier League table, further enhancing their status as red-hot favourites for the title.Mourinho had accused City’s players of diving and committing “tactical fouls” prior to the game and afterwards he made an unconvincing claim his side should have been awarded a late penalty when Ander Herrera was booked for diving.But City manager Pep Guardiola said: “We won because we were better. In all departments, we were better.”The incident at Old Trafford brought to mind the famous “Battle of the Buffet” that erupted after United beat Arsenal in October 2004, when Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas threw pizza at United manager Alex Ferguson.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool to sign Hull star, Chelsea set for £200m spree, Arsenal eye £55m duo?

first_img1 Here are the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…Liverpool will announce the signing of Hull defender Andrew Robertson when the transfer window opens. Boss Jurgen Klopp has won the race to add the 23-year-old at left-back and the Scotland international may not be the only Anfield import from Hull — the Reds are among several clubs looking to take central defender Harry Maguire when the window opens in July. (Daily Mirror)Roman Abramovich is poised to make Antonio Conte the highest paid manager in Chelsea’s history and bankroll a £200million summer spend as reward for winning the Premier League title. (Daily Telegraph)Arsene Wenger is ready to spend £55million on Leicester City playmaker Riyad Mahrez and Middlesbrough central defender Ben Gibson. The Arsenal boss has got a huge shopping list which would suggest that he will be staying at the Emirates Stadium after his contract expires at the end of next month. (Daily Express)Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is ready to switch his sights to Inter Milan keeper Samir Handanovic to replace Real Madrid target David De Gea this summer. De Gea is set to clinch his dream move of a switch to Real and Mourinho is not wasting any time in lining up his replacement. (Daily Express)Manchester United are watching Porto winger Yacine Brahimi with top target Kylian Mbappe of Monaco waiting on a move to Real Madrid. (Daily Mail)Manchester City stalwart Pablo Zabaleta is heading to West Ham as Pep Guardiola’s clear-out at the Etihad Stadium starts in earnest. Up to a dozen players could be leaving this summer, with highly-rated Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho among them as Borussia Dortmund show an interest. (Daily Mail)Everton have made the first move in their pursuit of Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford by lodging a £10million offer. The Toffees have acted quickly and tested the water on Wearside with an opening bid. (Daily Mail)Everton have agreed personal terms with Malaga striker Sandro as part of Ronald Koeman’s restructuring of the Merseyside’s club squad. The Spain under-21 international has a £5m release clause in his contract with the Liga side, who he joined on a free transfer from Barcelona last July. (The Times)Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez wants to sign title-winning captain Wes Morgan from Leicester City. (The Sun)Celtic could be set to strengthen significantly for next season with moves for Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva and Chelsea starlet Charly Musonda. Brendan Rodgers is forging ahead with key improvements in order for his squad to make Champions League progress. (Daily Mail)Swansea City and West Ham are back on the trail of Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony. The Ivory Coast powerhouse has struggled on loan at Stoke City and has voiced his frustration over what he described as a ‘crazy situation’ despite being praised by Mark Hughes for his attitude in training. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Arsene Wenger dismisses plane protest as Arsenal boost Champions League hopesManchester City boss Pep Guardiola hails referee Bobby Madley over disallowed penaltyManchester City FC transfer news: ‘Talks opened with Benfica over deal for defender Nelson Semedo’Manchester United FC news: Sergio Romero dismisses Serie A links and says he wants to stay at Old TraffordNewcastle United FC transfer news: FC Copenhagen place £3.3million valuation on defender Peter AnkersenTransfer news: Juventus join Liverpool and Tottenham in battle for Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa Transfer rumours and paper review last_img read more


first_imgWe will hold only 3 Registration Sessions this year, Saturday’s Feb. 16th & 23rd between 11am and 2pm and on Wednesday evening, Feb. 20th between 6pm and 8pm. Full details were sent in a club e-mail yesterday.There will be a Minor Board Meeting next Thursday, Feb. 14th in the Clubhouse at 6:30pm. All managers are required to attend, see details in Notes below.Last Person Standing is up and running, so if you are in don’t forget to send your pick to Paul McGovern by 2pm this Friday (Feb. 8th). The Big Fight Night, Lord of the Rings 4 has launched and will take place on Friday, March 15th in the Mt. Errigal Hotel. Tickets are now available for a night not to be missed as St. Eunan’s pit their boxing skills against the Rugby club.The dates for the two semi finals and county final of Scór Sinsir were decided at a recent meeting of coiste scór Dhún na nGall. The first semi final will take place in Gleann Fhinne on Friday 15th February at 7.30pm and the second semi final will be held in Burt on Saturday 16th February at 7.30pm. The county final of Scór Sinsir will be held in Gleann tSúilí on Friday 22nd February. Anyone interested in taking part on behalf of the club are asked to contact Ofifigeach Chultúrtha & Teanga, Fergus McGee on 086 854 4445.There will be a Minor Board meeting next Thursday, February 14th at 6:30pm in the Clubhouse. All team managers are asked to attend to arrange handover of gear and also to have a list of anything needed for 2013.This year’s Senior Board Dinner Dance will take place in the Mt. Errigal Hotel on Friday, March 8th. Tickets will be on sale shortly. The U6/U8 hurling and camogie has started again in the LYIT Friday’s at 6:30pm to 7:45pm. The U10 hurlers are in the Aura Wed at 7pm to 8pm. The U10/U12 camogie training has resumed again in the convent gym Wednesdays 7pm to 8pm. The U12 hurlers have resumed in the Aura at 7pm to 8pm Thursday’s. All new players welcome. Cost €3 per session.U12 Girls football is also up and running again between 6pm and 7pm in the Convent Gym. New members welcome.Training for the U14 girl’s football team for 2013 has started in the Game On indoor Astro Turf Centre at Lisnennan (Old Unifi Plant) on Wednesday’s at 6pm sharp (please arrive 10 mins early). This is open to all girls born in 1999 & 2000. The indoor sessions will run for 7 weeks until the end of Feb and each session will cost €3 per person.Managers are asked to contact Paul McGovern asap to book their slots on the training pitch for 2013, with slots filling up fast. The Minor Board will be holding a meeting in the next two weeks to arrange hand over of gear and to get a list of new equipment needed for new season, all team managers are asked to attend. Details in a few days.Best wishes to Eileen Gallagher, Ard O’Donnell for a speedy recovery, hopefully she will be back home shortly and attending matches again in the not too distant future. The sweets are badly missed! There were 7 winners in this week’s Lotto Draw. They matched 3 numbers and win €15 each. The numbers were 1-9-13-15. Pascal & Pasqueline Blake, c/o Blake’s Bar (Adrian), Ciaran McIntyre, Fernhill; John Ellison, Lismonaghan; Eugene Sullivan, The Fairways; Pauric Ryan, College Farm Rd.; Aidan McGlynn, Rockhill and James McDaid, Lurgy.GAELIC GAMES: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: February 6th, 2013 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:GAELIC GAMES: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more


first_imgLETTERKENNY athlete Mark English has taken gold in Belfast tonight – setting a new Donegal record for the 400 metres.He ran yet another personal best of 46.56 to win the event at the Belfast International at the Mary Peters track beating Irish number one for the event and current Irish champion Brian Gregan.“Simply put it was a fantastic run,” said national team manager Patsy McGonagle.  ATHLETICS: SUPER ENGLISH TAKES GOLD IN BELFAST WITH NEW DONEGAL RECORD was last modified: July 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegal recordmark englishlast_img read more