first_imgThe staff of Letterkenny’s Educate Together school.Letterkenny Educate Together National School is celebrating its 8th birthday with a newly-appointed principal, Áine Fabisiak and a new school building.The multi-denominational school opened in September 2006 with 35 pupils and two teachers.The school has now grown to over 210 pupils with 13 teachers and four special needs assistants and this year our first junior infant class are now leaving our school as active and responsible citizens. With its rapid increase in enrolments, the school has achieved great success in its short lifetime.It has been awarded two Green School flags, a Discover Primary Science award, an Active School flag and a number of Pushkin awards, to name a few.The school has been praised for its wide range of after-school programmes including athletics, soccer, art classes, dance classes and keep-fit classes.Like most Educate Together schools, Faith Formation classes are organised in the school, after school hours, by a group of Catholic parents. During these classes, students prepare for First Communion and Confirmation, and this is done on an opt-in basis just for those who wish to take part. The Department of Education have confirmed that they will be building a 24 classroom state-of-the-art school in 2015.Announcing the new building, Minister Ruairí Quinn said that “the new school building will cater for the growing population of Letterkenny and its surrounding areas.”Letterkenny Educate Together is moving towards the future with a new Principal, Áine Fabisiak (née O’Herlihy).Áine, a Letterkenny native, takes the reins from Máire Lynam who retired in June. Áine will be accompanied on the school’s management team by the newly-appointed Deputy Principal, Catherine Lal.A past pupil of Loreto Convent, Letterkenny, Áine said, “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed to this important post this year and look forward to working with the Letterkenny Educate Together community. “I am honoured that the Educate Together board has entrusted the leadership of Letterkenny ETNS to me and my role as Principal now will be to ensure that the school continues to be the space for dynamic, happy, community-centred learning of which we are all very proud.”LYIT’s president Paul Hannigan, who is also Chairperson of Letterkenny ETNS said, “I feel privileged to be the Chairperson of Letterkenny ETNS and I wish Áine every success in the future. I look forward to working with Áine in continuing the progressive, inclusive ethos of Educate Together. The Letterkenny ETNS has worked hard to raise its attainment and profile. We will build on that progress to ensure that Letterkenny ETNS pupils achieve all that they are capable of and have a really successful future. “The school’s Community representative on the Board of Management, Pat Harvey, whose grandchild attends Letterkenny ETNS said “I am looking forward to working with Áine, her staff and the school community. Letterkenny ETNS is a very vibrant centre of learning which will encourage, guide and most importantly empower each and every one of its pupils to live the best lives they can.“I am particularly happy with the commitment to the multi-denominational and co-educational, child centred philosophy that characterises Educate Together and its approach. I am also delighted with the manner in which democratic principles underpin the delivery of learning in Educate Together. It’s the way forward for all of us…. to learn together and to live together in Ireland.” NEW PRINCIPAL AND NEW SCHOOL FOR EDUCATE TOGETHER! was last modified: May 7th, 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)Tags:donegalEducate Togetherletterkennylast_img read more

Donegal families fleeing domestic violence struggling with rising rents

first_imgThe cost and standard of rental accommodation for those seeking housing assistance through the Donegal Domestic Violence Service have been called into question. The Tirconnaill Tribune reports that rising rents, which are up 10% from this time last year, as well as properties that are totally unsuitable for young families fleeing domestic violence, is impacting greatly on Donegal Domestic Violence Service (DDVS) ability to help rehouse their clients and free up their own emergency accommodation for others in urgent need of it.Manager of DDVS, Dr Marie Hainsworth, says that both issues are impacting on their ability to help those who need it most. Her primary concern is the rising cost of rents which are well in excess of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Scheme many of the service clients are in receipt of.She says that these people are being “pushed into poverty” as the money they have for food and heating is often being used to top up their rental payments.The Donegal Domestic Violence Service works to empower and support women to regain, reclaim and retain control of their lives and to live free from the fear of violence and of abuse.Dr Hainsworth stated: “Those HAP payments were set two or three years ago I’d imagine, if not further back, and when you’re looking at 10% increase in rent in a quarter, or even if that was in a year, in two to three years you are quickly way behind. The reality is that the increases are a lot more than that.” Dr Hainsworth said some families are now staying up to nine months in the service’s emergency accommodation, where the intended length of stay is two-three months.As the demand for accommodation remains high, she said there are no incentives for rents to come down.She said the standard of some of the rental properties available is very poor, yet landlords are seeking upwards of €650/month for some properties that are dirty, damp, with flaking paint and safety concerns over gas or electric fittings.She added that in an ideal scenario the Donegal Domestic Violence Service would always have one property available for a family that requires it urgently as new cases come into them.If you are affected by domestic violence can phone the 24 hour helpline 1800 262677 and talk with a trained worker who understands that you need to make choices at your own pace, and who will support and encourage you to do this. No one will force you to do anything, if you wish, you can remain anonymous. Visit: www.donegaldomesticviolenceservice.ie Donegal families fleeing domestic violence struggling with rising rents was last modified: September 5th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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 Domestic Violence Servicelast_img read more

Emotions run high as Humboldt Crabs fall 2-0 to Top Speed Baseball

first_imgARCATA >> For at least one game, the Humboldt Crabs’ red-hot offense found its match.There would be no 14-run blowout going down Saturday night, and a lot of that had to do with the way Top Speed Baseball left-hander Casey Brown was pitching. In Top Speed’s 2-0 win over the Crabs, Brown pitched into the eighth inning and cooled off Humboldt’s offense in a major kind of way.“He was the best guy we’ve faced all summer,” Crabs manager Tyson Fisher said. “He knew how to pitch, he knew how to …last_img read more

African shoes with soul

first_imgThe beautiful design of the Tsongashoes have captured theworld. The hand-stitching on every shoeis meticulous. Both men and women canenjoy the comfort of the shoes.(all images courtesy ofTsonga.com)Khanyi MagubaneThe Tsonga shoe brand, launched in South Africa in 1999 by the father-and-son team of Peter and Adrian Maree, represents a niche, quality product that’s not only making waves in foot fashion around the world, but boosting livelihoods in rural KwaZulu-Natal.According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, from as far back as ancient Egyptian times footwear has been designed to meet humankind’s real and perceived needs: protection, support, comfort, sturdiness, and stylishness. It was this driving principle that led the Marees to start the Tsonga brand.The Tsonga storyAnticipating an influx of mass-produced shoes on the South African market from China and India, the duo decided it was time to take an African shoe to the world, a shoe that would be comfortable and unique in its origin.Capitalising on their long-established company, Corrida Shoes, the Marees and their work team began researching the export market and identifying their clientele.After much trial and error, they came up with a comfortable, fashionable African shoe, giving rise to the Tsonga shoe range.“We realised that we were very capable of developing shoes that were different and that we could create our own lines. This is important because when you’re competing against the likes of India and China, you can’t copy designs,” Adrian says.“So many brands coming out of those countries have no soul and that’s something Tsonga does have: it’s a brand with soul.”What makes the brand unique, he adds, is that it’s not just a mass-produced commodity, it also has proud links to its development programme, A Thread of Hope, situated in the poverty-stricken village of Lidgetton just outside Pietermartizburg. The Tsonga factory is also based in Lidgetton.After the shoe patterns are cut with machinery at the factory, Corrida employs local Zulu women from the village to hand-stitch the shoes’ soles to the leather uppers.Riddled with unemployment, Lidgetton was chosen by many farmworkers as a place to settle following the mechanisation of large-scale farming operations in the area. Without permanent work, these labourers have been left with two options: move to the cities or accept being employed only on a seasonal basis.In a bid to uplift the women of the community, Corrida has also opened its hand-lacing plant within walking distance of the village. This enables women to collect work at the plant and stitch at home, freeing them up to care for their children and earn an income at the same time.The hand shoe-stitching operation started off with a group of 20 women working from a renovated old farm school building – now, 170 women work at the centre.The women are also learning how to run their own businesses and other local projects such the feeding scheme, which includes a vegetable garden. This benefits the local school creche as children have access to healthy meals.Worldwide successThe Tsonga shoe range has thrived on the overseas market. Part of the success, says Adrian, can be attributed to his dad and him aiming to produce a shoe that was comfortable, but unique in design. “We’ve combined the skills of the local women with modern technology, making it totally design-based. Every shoe is unique.”Selling the “Tsonga story” has been key to the marketing strategy. It was important to the Marees to show that the shoes had faces and people behind them, who had personally hand-stitched each shoe.Many of their distributors have visited South Africa before and “have a soft spot for it”, Adrian says. The Thread of Hope project has also made it easier to tap into the market, as distributors know that a portion of the money they spend on the shoes will benefit local communities in South Africa.The brand continues to grow worldwide and, as Adrian Maree explains, they have clinched some major overseas deals. “We have been fortunate to have our shoes stocked in Nordstrom, one of the biggest shoe retailers in America. Our shoes are also sold on Zappos.com, which markets the brands of all the top shoe designers.”In July 2008 Tsonga shoes will be launched across Europe through a new distributor Group Royer, which currently sells over 28-million pairs of shoes in Europe every year. They also own a significant number of brands, including Converse and Von Dutch.In the US, Tsonga shoes has managed to bring on board some of that country’s top shoe marketers to sell the brand. Currently, Tsonga shoes can be found in Europe, Canada, America, New Zealand and Australia.Selling Tsonga in SAAlthough the brand is well established overseas, Tsonga has only recently ventured out into the South African market. The price factor makes it primarily an overseas-driven product. The Marees say South Africans are price-sensitive, making the average pair of Tsongas (between R400 and R800 [$52 to $103]), “very expensive” by South African standards.The company does, however, remain committed to bringing South Africans the Tsonga brand, and it continues to grow. So far the group has established five concept stores around the country. Tsonga has now also launched an accessories line of designer bags which are also sold at the five stores.As an assertion of his commitment to the brand, Maree says, “We live in a world where everything is mass-produced and cost-reduced. We [Tsonga shoes] are going against that tide and swimming upstream, creating something that is of quality and hand-made.”Useful linksTsonga shoesA Thread of HopeGroupe RoyerDo you have any queries or comments about this story? Email Khanyi Magubane at khanyim@mediaclubsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

Dear Geocaching Diary: 31 Days of Adventure with Geocaching HQ

first_imgDay 5: Geocaching takes the dynamic duo Community Support Specialist Cathy Hornback (Username: Prying Pandora) and Community Relations Engineering Liaison Jon Stanley (Username: Moun10Bike) to an instrument out of place. Moun10Bike is clearly a geocacher of many talents.Day 6: Tuesday was double sweet for Community Manager Jayme Hewitt (Username: banandjayme). She says: “The taste of GOLD, baby! 100 WA State Park caches on the GeoTour have been signed by benandjayme. We invited Ranger Tina to celebrate with us. Bam!” Stay tuned for more adventures from Geocaching HQ. What are your favorite tales from the 30 Days of Geocaching trail? Tell us about them in the comments below.Click the image for a printable version of the 31 Days of Geocaching CalendarShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedDear Geocaching Diary: Orange Headbands for the WinSeptember 1, 2013In “Community”Dear Geocaching Diary: Twice the Finds, Twice the FunAugust 16, 2013In “Community”Geocaching HQ – The Land of Extreme CoincidenceOctober 7, 2013In “Community”center_img Dear Geocaching Diary,This has been one exciting week at Geocaching HQ! Last week we accepted the 31 Days of Geocaching challenge. We vowed to find at least one geocache every day in August. And guess what…Our streak is still alive! Here is a photo recap of the first week of our 31 Days of Geocaching.Day 1: Geocaching HQ staff came up with a creative solution for this tricky high hide. Business Development Coordinator Katie Barker (Username: Katie-B) says, “It’s going to be hard to top the first find! Nothing like building a human pyramid with your co-workers to start the 31-day streak off!”Day 2: Rain could not stop us from seeking out this totally ingenious geocache. Office Manager Maria McDonald (Username: AKprincesswarrior) jumps high to celebrate our second find.Day 3: We may have had to go our separate ways over the weekend, but that didn’t stop us from getting down and dirty. Like Wesley and Princess Buttercup, Volunteer Support Specialist Cindy Potter (Username: Frau Potter) and her family survived the Fire Swamp to log 03 of 31. Cindy says, “We escaped before being eaten by the Rodents of Unusual Size.”Day 4: The danger didn’t stop there. Founder Jeremy Irish (Username: Jeremy) and Marketing Director Michelle Broderick (Username: Michelleb108) tackled graveyard caches and white water rafting to grab 04 of 31. Inconceivable!last_img read more

An Over-reliance on Marketing

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now It’s a mistake to rely too heavily on marketing.Give Me the Glengarry LeadsIt is a mistake to wait for your marketing department to deliver you leads. If you wait for your marketing team to develop your leads you are practicing the most dangerous strategy in sales: waiting.It doesn’t matter if marketing is supposed to generate leads or not. Your job is to create new opportunities and win them. The fact that marketing has not developed the leads that you need is not going to absolve you of your responsibility to win new business. And it may not save your job either.An over-reliance on marketing is dangerous. You’re far safer taking your fate into your hands by prospecting and developing your own opportunities. Marketing is the sprinkles on the icing on the cake.Nurture My Leads, PleaseIt’s also a mistake to believe that marketing can nurture your prospective clients for you. Our inboxes are full of marketing’s attempt to nurture relationships, and they end up filtered into a folder called “spam.” Because it isn’t personal, email filters believe the messages from marketing are spam. If marketing’s attempt to nurture your dream clients isn’t picked up by email filters, your dream client contacts believe it looks like spam and delete them.If you want to own the relationship, then you have to do the nurturing. The content that you use may come from marketing and certainly some of it should. But the message is different if it comes from you, regardless of what the content is. The message is different because you were thinking of your prospective client when you sent it. That means it’s personal, especially if you added your thoughts and insights to the content that marketing created.Marketing has an important role in the sales process. It’s above the funnel. It can create awareness. It can sometimes create a compelling case for change. Marketing can generate leads and share insights that help you create and win new opportunities. But you can do these things, too.An over-reliance on marketing is dangerous. You can succeed with or without marketing generating your leads for you or nurturing your dream client accounts.last_img read more

ED arrests Moin Qureshi in money laundering case

first_imgThe Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi, a childhood friend of former CBI Director A.P. Singh, on money-laundering charges in a case registered against them by the Central Bureau of Investigation.The CBI has accused Qureshi of accepting money from several people for getting them favours from public servants and politicians holding key posts in the government.“During investigation, certain facts have emerged which constitute omission and commission on the part of certain public servants holding high positions in collusion with Qureshi. Huge amount of illegal money was found to have been transacted,” said the ED.Qureshi extorted crores from a Hyderabad businessman for the help provided. He was also found involved in ‘hawala’ transactions through Delhi-based operators for money transfers to Dubai and then to Paris, London, the U.S., Hong Kong, Italy and Switzerland.Messages collected from the Income Tax Department revealed that Qureshi had taken a huge amount of money from different persons for obtaining undue favours. The messages were exchanged between him, the accused in other criminal cases, and also the persons who wanted to seek undue favours from the other investigating agencies, the ED alleged. “This way, he obtained huge amount of money in the name of government servants and political persons holding public office. The said public servants illegally got the money for themselves or through their kin,” it said.An analysis of the messages retrieved from the mobile phones of Qureshi and his associates revealed that ‘hawala’ operators were allegedly used to transfer bribe money to different foreign locations, like France and the United Kingdom.The agency said that from the premises of another ‘hawala’ operator in South Delhi, huge amounts of unaccounted cash were seized in the same case.The ED is also probing the alleged foreign exchange rule violations by Qureshi, whom it has questioned multiple times in the past. In all, two cases under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act have been registered against him. He is already being investigated by the Income Tax Department under the new Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act.PTI adds..Mr. Qureshi has been questioned multiple times in the past by the agency, after it registered two FIRs under the PMLA. In the latest FIR against him this year, Mr. Singh has also been named.The earlier PMLA case against Mr. Qureshi was booked by the ED in 2015, based on an Income Tax prosecution complaint.The meat exporter is also facing probes by the I-T department and the CBI for alleged tax evasion, money laundering and corruption among others.The I-T Department is probing Mr. Qureshi under the new Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 as probe led it to few foreign assets owned or held by the meat exporter and his family in an alleged illegal manner as they were not declared or reported to Indian tax authorities.The case emerged after the tax department first carried out searches against Mr. Qureshi and his firm in February 2014.last_img read more

Jazz zoom to 11th straight after win over Suns

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting After only three games, Phoenix appears to be a good fit for Payton. The fourth-year guard notched his ninth career triple-double. Since Phoenix acquired him from Orlando, Payton has averaged 20.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 8.7 assists.Suns coach Jay Triano said Payton has revitalized the team, even if it isn’t showing up in the win column yet.“The guy has started a lot of games in the league, knows how to play the position,” Triano said. “He can get in the paint. He’s got a great mid-range game. Makes other players on the floor around him better. That’s something we’ve been looking for.”UP NEXTSuns: Host Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 23.Jazz: Host Portland on Feb. 23. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City “Our competitiveness was at a high level through the whole game,” Payton said. “They made a run and we were able to combat that and stop the bleeding. That’s something I haven’t seen in the last two games for the most part.”Jackson and O’Neale took turns dominating on offense in the second quarter. O’Neale had nine points in the quarter, and Jackson had eight.Jackson’s four baskets early in the quarter helped the Suns stick with the Jazz. O’Neale took over late in the quarter, scoring four baskets in the final 3:44 before halftime. He capped it off with a buzzer-beating step-back jumper that gave Utah a 50-41 halftime lead.The Suns rallied again in the third quarter and went ahead 60-59 on a basket from Alex Len. Mitchell answered with a go-ahead 3-pointer on the other end and eventually put the Jazz back ahead 70-62 on a step-back jumper from the rookie.“We knew it would be a tough game, and it was,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “Fortunately, we made some plays that we needed to make to win the game.”TIP INSSuns: Booker returned to the lineup after missing four games with a left hip contusion. … Jackson scored 20 plus points for the eighth time in the last 19 games. … The Suns outscored the Jazz 31-19 in bench points.Jazz: Ricky Rubio (hip) did not play for a third straight game. …. Mitchell has led Utah in scoring during its 11-game winning streak, averaging 21.3 points. He’s the first rookie to do that.SNEAKER MESSAGEWednesday’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which claimed the lives of 17 people, weighed heavily on Mitchell’s mind. The Jazz rookie wrote “Pray for Parkland” on the back of his sneakers before tipoff.Mitchell’s mother is a nursery teacher.“My prayers go out to all those families, man,” Mitchell said. “It’s tough. It’s crazy. We definitely got to do something about it. We talk about it and there’s a lot of awareness of it, but there’s nothing done.”PAYTON’S PLACE Read Next Utah allowed just one basket over the final 2:40. On the other end, the Jazz hit four of five shots to turn a one-possession game into a double-digit victory.“When it’s the fourth quarter and it’s time to win, everyone is focused and everyone trusts each other even more,” center Rudy Gobert said. “At the end of the game, we make the right play on both ends and usually we end up winning the game because we trust each other.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDonovan Mitchell scored 24 points and Royce O’Neale had a career-high 19 for the Jazz. Derrick Favors had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Gobert added 14 points and 17 rebounds. Mitchell and Joe Ingles each had six assists.Jae Crowder, who scored 12 of his 15 points during the fourth quarter, played a pivotal role in helping the Jazz pull away. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Phoenix Suns guard Elfrid Payton, right, guards Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, in the first half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Stepping up in the fourth quarter is becoming natural for the Utah Jazz.The Jazz survived another close game on Wednesday, pulling out a 107-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns for their 11th straight win after making the right plays at the right time on both ends of the court in the closing minutes.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Phoenix took a 75-74 lead early in the fourth quarter on back-to-back baskets from Marquese Chriss and Josh Jackson. Crowder got to the line on two straight possessions to fuel an 8-0 run that put Utah back in front 85-77.Later, the Suns cut it to 98-95 on a 3-pointer from Elfrid Payton. Crowder went to work again. He answered the basket with back-to-back layups to give the Jazz a 102-95 lead with 1:58 left.“Just understanding the game is one of the biggest things with him,” Mitchell said. “He communicates with us and he’s been great to play with. He’s working hard to learn all the plays.”Devin Booker returned from a hip injury to lead the Suns with 28 points. Jackson added 22 points, and Payton had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. Phoenix has lost seven straight.Utah had a 54-41 rebounding advantage and a 52-40 edge in points in the paint.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lillard drops 44 as Blazers overcome Durant’s 50, Warriors AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View commentslast_img read more

Victolero pleased with Star’s effort despite loss to ROS

first_imgMarc Pingris. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDespite losing for the first time this 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, Star coach Chito Victolero remains upbeat seeing how his team fought back from a large deficit.“We’re okay. You can see that the players gave their best effort. Even if Rain or Shine led by 20, we still came back. It just so happened that we fell short in the end,” he said in Filipino after the Hotshots’ 88-92 defeat to the Elasto Painters on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 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 View comments Star stared at a 20-point deficit, 32-52, midway in the third quarter but pulled to within three, 72-75, before Jericho Cruz restored order for Rain or Shine.Though the Elasto Painters, once again, brought the lead back up by 11, 88-77, with 1:29 remaining, the Hotshots refused to quit as Malcolm Hill, Paul Lee, and Allein Maliksi kept the team fighting up to the final buzzer.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“You can’t say anything else on how the players fought. It’s just that we’re not making our shots,” Victolero said, putting the spotlight on Star’s 38 percent shooting from the clip. “I also give credit to Rain or Shine’s defense because they were prepared for us.”Victolero also sees the game as a good building block for the Hotshots as they try to bring in Marc Pingris, who is recovering from a hip injury, and Jio Jalalon, who is fresh from Gilas Pilipinas duty in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, back in the lineup. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “It’s an adjustment for us. We know that our chemistry will be a bit affected with Jio and Ping’s entry, but I need to do that for our future games,” he said. “The only way we’ll get their timing and chemistry back is for me to play them. It’s a small sacrifice we’re willing to take.”Star seeks to bounce back against fierce rival Ginebra on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Dehydrated’ Almazan taken to hospital after helping ROS win Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterslast_img read more