Teng posts triple-double as Flying V books top seed

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first_imgIT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Altamirano was pleased the Thunder were able to pull the win off despite starting the game flat and falling behind, 18-2, to start the game.“We’re happy that we’re the first one to make it to the semis. In the first half, we were a bit shaky, we were so relaxed and were complacent, but the good thing is we got our game back in the third quarter,” said the veteran mentor, whose team poured in 41 points in the game-swinging third frame.Daniel Salonga paced also-ran AMA (1-7) with 20 points on a 5-of-16 shooting from the field, to go with five rebounds and four assists, while Mario Bonleon also fired blanks from the field with his 6-of-20 clip to wound up with 16 markers, four boards, and three dimes in the losing effort.The scores:FLYING V 114 – Salamat 33, Teng 21, Cañada 15, Banal 14, Torres 9, Thiele 7, Dionisio 6, Tampus 4, Austria 3, Colina 2, Gamboa 0, Mendoza 0, Paredes 0, Webb 0.ADVERTISEMENT “Jeron has nothing to prove when it comes to his scoring, but the good thing is he’s showing that he’s a multi-dimensional player,” said Flying V coach Eric Altamirano.Teng earned an entry into the PBA D-League’s elite triple-double club, joining the ranks of BDO-NU’s Ray Parks, Phoenix’s Mike Tolomia (twice), and Racal Motors’ Kent Salado as the only other players to achieve such feat.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’Eric Salamat captained his team’s three-point barrage en route to a game-high 33 points on a scorching 7-of-11 shooting from beyond the arc, on top of five steals. Flying V made 20 out of its 42 3-point attempts.Jerick Cañada tallied 15 points, five boards, and five assists, while Gab Banal registered a double-double of 14 markers and 12 rebounds. Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet MOST READ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LATEST STORIES AMA 91 – Salonga 20, Bonleon 16, Paras 14, Calma 13, Celso 9, Flores 7, Jordan 4, Carpio 3, Macaranas 3, Tobias 2, Alas 0, Asuncion 0.Quarters: 18-27, 43-45, 84-65, 114-91.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jeron Teng. PBA IMAGESJeron Teng bucked his early struggles to post a triple-double to anchor Flying V to a 114-91 rout of AMA Online Education and clinch the top seed in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Facing his former team, the 23-year-old swingman became only the fourth player in league history to reach the rare feat, posting 21 points, 13 assists, and 11 rebounds to keep the Thunder unblemished at 8-0.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ WATCH: Tennis fan yelling advice gets invite to play, puts on Kim Clijster’s skirt LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Non-support of our green state proposal

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first_imgDear Editor,We are very supportive of the APNU/AFC coalition Government’s thrust to create a “Green State” in Guyana. In fact, we support the “Green Development State Strategy” in principle. Also commendable is the national objective of creating and utilising alternative sources of energy.As such, we are very perturbed and dismayed that we have not yet received a response to our offer to the Government for the supply to the national grid from our 250kv wind turbine, set up at Skeldon, Corriverton, Berbice.We sent out correspondence to the Public Infrastructure Minister, the Guyana Power and Light, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) officials and other related parties regarding our ability to contribute to national development and stable electricity supply, through the provision of excess generated energy from this state-of-the-art wind turbine. It was set up four months ago, after being imported to Guyana from India over a year ago.However, as the situation stands right now, apart from feeling deflated in our quest to be supportive of national development efforts, we are contemplating dismantling the turbine, which is already set up and operational at tremendous costs to us, and shipping it back out of the country; because as it stands now…it could become a “white elephant”, as the primary purpose of supplying our new multimillion-dollar hotel (Classic International) with electricity and other concerns have not been allowed.So, we are still part of the national grid, but would also like to supply the grid with affordable surplus energy from our wind turbine operation. We are calling on the Government to pay heed to our efforts in supporting its green thrust and utilise all available alternative energy sources.Yours truly,Management ofClassic InternationalHotelSkeldon, Corriverton,Berbicelast_img read more

Hospital Foundation raises $1.5 Million for CT Scanner

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first_imgPhoto:  This is the future home of the Fort St. John Hospitals CT Scanner.  The grey marking on the floor is where the scanner will sit – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caThe Fort St. John Hospital Foundation has raised over $1.5 million dollars for a CT Scanner. The total was announced Monday night at the annual Christmas Tree Light up at the Fort St. John Hospital. The foundation only needed $1.3 million for the CT Scanner, but was able to surpass that total in under 9 months. Janice Isberg is the Foundation Director and she is extremely excited about the total. [asset|aid=689|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=0d97a03ec19c817a71c5613f45e003f3-JANICE – EXCITED_3_Pub.mp3] The contract for the CT Scanner is only for 1.3 million, so what will the foundation do with the excess monies… [asset|aid=690|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=0d97a03ec19c817a71c5613f45e003f3-JANICE – EXTRA MONEY_1_Pub.mp3] The machine was purchased from Toshiba and they will start the installation December 8th. The Hospital hopes to have the machine in operation by January 15th.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Northern Health recruits for internal medicine specialists in Fort St. John

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — According to Northern Health’s Chief Operating Officer for the northeast region, there are specialists leaving, but also physicians coming to the communities in the region.“At any given time, there are physicians leaving and coming to our community,” said Angela de Smit, with Northern Health. “At this time, we do have a couple of physicians from the private practices that are leaving, but we also have hired on two replacement GPs who will be replacing them in their offices.”Northern Health typically doesn’t disclosed the names of doctors, as it is the responsibility of the physicians to notify their patients three months ahead to their departure.- Advertisement -She details the upcoming departures and arrivals of doctors to this region, which include a general surgeon who is set to be in Fort St. John at the end of April. De Smit added that a third psychiatrist has just arrived and will start their practice in mid-April after their exams are done.She said this is the first time Fort St. John has had three psychiatrists at one time, but that could be short-lived as another psychiatrist will be leaving on June 1.A pediatrician recently started in the North Peace earlier this month, in a permanent position, and an obstetrician has signed on to arrive in next two months.Advertisement De Smit remarked that Tumbler Ridge is ‘doing well,’ as is Fort Nelson, whose fifth physician has just arrived.On the other hand, Hudson’s Hope saw their last physician leave today. Until July, a physician from Fort St. John will be covering for the community until another physician is found.In Dawson Creek, more physicians have joined the team to work in-office. An obstetrician has been successfully recruited, and they will be there once their immigration papers are completed. The City also has their two orthopedic surgeons, and general surgeons. Dawson Creek’s internal medicine specialist will also be leaving June 1, and Northern Health continues to recruit for this. Northern Health is still recruiting for a GP, as well.In Fort St. John, de Smit said there are about 25 physicians, but the number is hard to count because it varies widely what the physicians are doing. De Smit confirmed, however, that both of Fort St. John’s internal medicine specialists have now left, and it is Northern Health’s priority to find replacements.She said their northeast physician recruiter is heading to a internal medicine conference, to hopefully recruit some new specialists. One of the specialists had expertise in cardiac, but she said they will be recruiting based on a comprehensive skill set, to handle a broad range of expertise for patients here in Fort St. John.“When we’re recruiting, we’ll be recruiting for internal medicine, and the next one may come with a sub-specialty in respiratory systems or they may have a sub-specialty in cardiac. It’s not a requirement that they have to have a sub-speciality in cardiac to come to the northeast.”In Chetwynd, a fourth physician has just started this week, and a fifth one is expected to arrive in late summer, after their exams are completed.Advertisementlast_img read more

City of Fort St John to host Annual Tax Sale September 30

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John will be holding its Annual Tax Sale on September 30.The Tax Sale is on properties located within City boundaries that have not paid property taxes for three years and will give the City the opportunity to recover outstanding taxes.The City says owners are notified every year about the possibility of their property being sold when they receive their property tax notices.- Advertisement -There are approximately 160 properties on the initial list.According to the City, all properties on the list will be sold by public auction for the minimum of the upset price, which is the amount that the property owed in taxes.The Annual Tax Sale takes place on September 30 at 10:00 a.m. at the City of Fort St. John Council Chambers.Advertisement For more information, you can visit the City’s website.last_img read more

Sofapaka hitman Kasumba bags Feb gong

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first_imgKasumba opened his February account with a goal in Batoto Ba Mungu’s 2-0 win over Kariobangi Sharks, before netting Sofapaka’s opener as they came from behind to snatch a point against Kakamega Homeboyz at Bukhungu Stadium.He wrapped up the month with a brace in an emphatic 4-1 victory over then league leaders Mathare United at Kasarani Stadium.Sofapaka striker Umaru Kasumba eyes on the ball during training. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKasumba trounced Bandari’s Congolese striker Yema Mwana and Gor Mahia’s Nicholas Kipkirui to scoop the gong after getting 19 points while Mwana came in second with 15 as Kipkirui finished in third with 14 points in a selection conducted by the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Football Commission.“I’m very pleased to win this award because it is my first ever.It presents a challenge to me Because I have to keep performing. There cannot be room for complacency since I want to win the golden boot this yearI have the advantage of being coached by someone who won the golden boot four times during his playing time,” Smiling Kasumba said.Sofapaka striker Umaru Kasumba display’s his trophy with LG Budget Allocation and Digital Marketing Manager Hiram Macharia (Left) and Sportpesa’s Trizah Akoth (Right). Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAWith the award, he went home with Sh100, 000 courtesy of sponsors Sportpesa, a personalized trophy and a 49-inch TV courtesy of LG Electronics. The entire Sofapaka team also pocketed Sh100,000.He becomes the third recipient of the award this year after Kakamega Homeboyz attacking midfielder Peter Thiong’o who won the December award, and Bandari FC winger Abdalla Hassan who bagged it in January.Sofapaka striker Umaru Kasumba is congratulated by teammates afer bagging the February SportPesa/LG Player of the Month award. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKasumba still harbours the dream of playing for Uganda Cranes and wants to keep scoring until he catches the eye of national team selectors.“It is every person’s dream to play for their country and I’m hoping that with the hard work I’m putting in, one day my time will come. I cannot fault them for overlooking me now, I just have to work and work until I impress them,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sofapaka FC striker Umaru Kasumba has been named the February SportPesa/LG Player of the Month for February. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, March 20 – Sofapaka hitman Umaru Kasumba has scooped the February Sportpesa/LG Player of the month award in a ceremony that took place on Wednesday at the team’s training backyard, Eastleigh High School.The Ugandan talisman netted four goals in three games, in the process helping Sofapaka, the 2009 Kenyan Premier League Champion, register three wins and a draw.last_img read more

Neighborhood divided on mural painted to honor slain tattoo artist

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first_imgRESEDA – To friends, Anthony Sena was a street legend revered for a magic hand that could do artistic wonders with spray paint or tattoo ink. So after he was shot to death last year in front of the San Fernando Valley tattoo parlor where he worked, his friends decided to honor him with a sprawling mural on the wall of a Reseda liquor store. But since it went up Oct. 12 on the side of Rainbow Liquor at Saticoy Street and Hesperia Avenue, the mural has embroiled the neighborhood in a controversy about graffiti versus art. On one side are residents who find the mural offensive, saying it will attract taggers and gangbangers. On the other are people such as Jeff Measles, a friend of Sena’s who organized the mural. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“He was a good guy,” said Measles, who enlisted the help of five artists for the painting. “That’s why people wanted to come out and support him.” Measles said hundreds of people have visited the site since the mural was completed. But dozens of people also have called the Los Angeles Police Department, City Councilman Dennis Zine and store owner Samih Hraira to complain. One woman even threatened to shoot Hraira if he didn’t remove the mural. “It’s made waves in our community, and people, as a general mood, are against it,” said Garth Carlson, chairman of the Reseda Neighborhood Council. Carlson said he’s seen photos of the mural and has received complaints and e-mails from residents. “It exemplifies somebody who was a graffiti artist and what they did,” he said. Reseda resident and community activist Nancy Sweeney said she doesn’t dispute that the mural might have some artistic merit, but she says it’s in the wrong place. “It would be fine in an art enclave where they have a bunch of artists displaying their stuff, but it’s not something Reseda wants their image to be,” she said. The mural features a portrait of Sena, 25, and two hands reaching out – one with a spray can, the other with a tattoo gun. About 10feet tall and 30feet long, it takes up the store’s entire side wall along Hesperia. Sena – known to friends as Ohjae (pronounced OJ) – was shot to death May 11, 2006, while displaying his art outside the Needle Pushers tattoo shop in the 17300 block of Saticoy, about a mile from the liquor store. Early police reports said a group of rival taggers approached Sena and his friends outside the shop. An argument broke out, and at least two taggers opened fire, hitting Sena in the head. One of the alleged shooters, Gabriel Singer, 26, of North Hollywood surrendered to police in February. Another, Candy Srichandre, 28, of Van Nuys and at least one other unidentified white or Latino man remain at large, Los Angeles police detectives said. Sena, who was not a gang member but was a tagger, left behind a 2-year-old daughter, Natalia. Measles said Sena worked hard to support her and her mother, providing them with enough money from his tattoo skills to provide them with an apartment. After the birth of his daughter, Sena became more focused and went out of his way to avoid trouble. His talents landed him a job painting a skate park in the state of Washington, Measles said. As a tattoo artist, Sena’s services were so in demand that he had a two-month waiting list. Measles, a wireless-phone-company salesman who is not a tagger, said he can understand why some people initially might not like the mural. He’s heard the complaints from some of the residents and said he’s willing to compromise by removing parts of the mural – including a smiling skull that he said was only going to stay up through Halloween – and possibly the initials of some of the graffiti crews. On a recent afternoon, a woman visiting the liquor store complained that a “gang member” was sitting in a truck admiring the mural and said the painting created a safety issue. Others have echoed that complaint, but organizers counter that the wall where the mural appears already had been a regular target for taggers and gang members. And they say the mural actually serves as a deterrent to graffiti: Better for a gangster to admire the mural than tag it, they say. Meanwhile, some support for the mural comes from an unlikely source: graffiti experts, including LAPD Officer Ed Moreno, who works with the West Valley Division’s gang impact graffiti detail section. “I’ve done some research on this guy, Anthony Sena, and from what I’ve seen in the neighborhood … this is a piece of art,” Moreno said. “I’d rather see a piece of beautiful art like that than a bunch of tagging where these kids come and cross each other out.” Moreno said Sena’s life also sends a message to other taggers that they can change. “This guy pretty much transferred from being a tagger to a tattoo artist who was pretty well-respected,” he said. “If you look at the mural, it’s a peace mural and dedicated to somebody that was killed.” Despite criticism that it glorifies gang culture, Moreno said, “Nothing on that wall says gangs.” Another ally for keeping the mural is Cheryl Onaitis, program manager for West Valley Alliance, a nonprofit organization contracted by the city to remove graffiti. Onaitis said she received a call from an older woman complaining about the mural and asking her to remove it. “We don’t paint over murals,” Onaitis told the woman. “That’s an eyesore,” the woman replied. “I don’t like that. Can I call police?” “No, you can’t,” Onaitis responded. “Unless it says `kill children’ or something derogatory or racist.” Despite the caller’s complaints, Onaitis thinks the mural is a good idea and often encourages property owners to have them painted. She said she’s familiar with the liquor store because she usually gets a call from Hraira once a week to paint over graffiti at his site. “And oddly enough, I haven’t received a call from the owners” since the mural went up, she said. “So it is a deterrent.” Meanwhile, Hraira is stuck in the middle. He agreed to the mural with the hope of lessening the nearly daily attacks of graffiti on his business. He covers vandalism on his store countertop with stickers, but can’t do anything about the scrawls scratched into the glass storefront, or the tagged public telephone and “megamillions lotto” sign outside. He says he spends about $160 a month on paint to do his own repairs. It’s been a trying few weeks for him as he’s heard both praise and complaints from customers, including one woman who voiced her opinion by honking her car horn and flipping him off. “I don’t know if it’s right or wrong,” Hraira said about the mural. “But I had to do something.” For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Another 1-2 in Rose Bowl

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first_img Asked if he avoided talking to Young at the awards presentation in New York last month, Bush said, “I don’t think I was giving him the cold shoulder at all.” “That was a special moment for all of us. I was just trying to focus on the whole thing,” he said. During an outing at Disneyland last week, Young clearly nodded toward USC quarterback Matt Leinart when players on both teams passed each other. Young made no such gesture toward Bush. The top-ranked Trojans and No. 2 Texas meet Wednesday in the Rose Bowl. Young starred in the Rose last season, and hopes to lead the Longhorns to another victory this time. “He’s already made it clear that he wants to try to make it a platform, so what can you do?” Bush said. Bush is expected to pass up his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. Young has said he intends to return next fall for his senior season. Bush insisted he won’t decide whether to turn pro until sometime after the Rose Bowl. Hours before the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers played, he said he might try to watch some of the so-called “Bush Bowl.” The loser was assured the No. 1 pick in the draft, and many predict Bush would be taken first if available. The 49ers – the team Bush said he liked best as a a kid – wound up winning 20-17 in overtime. “I won’t be rooting for anybody, just be watching the game,” Bush said. “I’m hoping for Alex (Smith) to do something.” Smith, a high school teammate of Bush’s in San Diego, was picked by the 49ers last year as the overall No. 1 choice. YOUNG STAND-IN Michael Coleman may not have all the moves of celebrated teammates Reggie Bush and LenDale White, but he looks a lot like Texas star quarterback Vince Young to the Trojans. Coleman, the freshman tailback out of San Bernardino’s Arroyo Valley High School, has been posing as Young in USC practice sessions the past week, and getting strong reviews for his play-acting. “He’s been banged up throughout the season but he’s back now and doing a fine job,” USC safety Darnell Bing said of Coleman. “He’s big, as well, has speed and he likes to run people over.” Coleman is 6-foot-1, 235 pounds. Young is 6-5, 233. USC has used three players to simulate Young at the controls of the Texas offense, opting for 6-foot-4 backup tight end Fred Davis for Young’s height, redshirt freshman Mark Sanchez for Young’s passing abilities and Coleman for Young’s rushing capabilities. Said USC linebacker Oscar Lua: “Mike gives us more of the running ability that Vince has, trying to break tackles and running around really fast.” Coleman’s contributions come despite an injury to his left hip which will require surgery, scheduled for Jan. 10. “It’s fun to get some time at quarterback,” said Coleman, who played the position at Arroyo Valley. “There’s some pain, but I can get through it.” Coleman has not played since the Washington State game on Oct. 29, but he plans to suit up for the Rose Bowl and hopes to play if USC holds a big lead late in the game. In 20 carries, Coleman gained 95 yards and scored a touchdown. Coleman revealed his plan to return to practice last month, saying, “I just can’t sit and watch my teammates play . . . I want to know I was part of this (national championship) three-peat. I don’t want to watch history; I want to help them make it.” Paul Oberjuerge contributed to this report 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson BEVERLY HILLS – USC-Texas isn’t the only 1-2 matchup in the Rose Bowl. There’s this little deal between Reggie Bush and Vince Young. It started at the Heisman Trophy ceremony, when Bush won and Young finished second. The USC tailback celebrated; the Texas quarterback said he was disappointed and felt he’d let down his team and family. “I surely didn’t expect for him to make the comments that he made,” Bush said Sunday. “He seems like a great guy, a normal guy, so I don’t have any negative thoughts about him. “I wouldn’t say there was an edge, but you’ve got that competitive nature, you want to win.” last_img read more

No matter how smart, you gotta be hot

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first_imgIT helps to be thin, young and hot-looking. Middle-age, plump and plain are not on the Top 10 list of attributes “The Apprentice” casting directors seek in a contestant. Brainpower comes into play, but only after you pass the physical appearance test. After all, this is TV, folks. On March 9, 2006, at 4 a.m., a blonde Trump Corp. wannabe named Farrah Evagues stole through the dark with her blanket, mittens and foldable lounge chair, staking out a first-in-line position at the Globe Theatre inside Los Angeles’ Universal Studios. Farrah was not the only rebel who pooh-poohed the rules on the NBC Web site that stated, “Arrive no earlier than 6 a.m.” Twenty other daredevils braved the biting, 45-degree air with Farrah until two or three hours later when the bulk of applicants arrived. All hoped to be chosen as contestants for “The Apprentice” and to meet Donald Trump in person. Los Angeles provided the backdrop for the first casting call ; the show would be recruiting candidates in 16 other cities, including Chicago, New York, Honolulu and Phoenix. I arrived at 6:45 with my resume, prepared to undertake two roles: as an applicant and undercover reporter. Why shiver when one can both shiver and also ask questions? I weaved through the long line of freezing people, inquiring about jobs, qualifications and reasons for wanting to work for “The Donald.” Few applicants wore winter coats, yet many were cloaked with paranoia. My questioning began: “What do you do for a living?” Most people were tight-lipped. “I’m not going to tell you. I might get disqualified,” said one. Another replied, “I have my answer, but I’m not going to tell you what it is.” A woman, whom I later learned was the former Miss Yugoslavia, gave me an impolite, cold stare. No words. Maybe she feared I’d steal her identity and blurt out, “Great idea. I’ll be the former Miss Yugoslavia, too.” The only seemingly honest answers I got were: “I’m a demolition derby manager.”DPP “I’m a professional reality-show contestant. I’ve tried out for The Apprentice’ three times.” “I’m a teacher.” In fact, three applicants told me they were teachers, including 58-year-old Lancaster resident Bill Newyear, who appeared to be the oldest in line. He told me how his generation makes up 25 percent of the population. “It makes good TV to have an older Everyman,” Bill said. “If I get selected, it would show Trump’s commitment to people like me, that we are not ready to go out to pasture yet.” As an employment recruiter, Orange County resident Diana London didn ‘t care if she was chosen. She was there to pick up clients from what she deemed an educated pool of candidates and to sneak a manila envelope to Trump, which revealed details about an invention she hoped would prove profitable for them both. I was finally permitted to enter the audition room, and noticed Jay Leno taping a “Jaywalking” segment for “The Tonight Show.” “Inside Edition,” TV Guide and other members of the press were positioning their cameras and microphones. Two representatives from the casting company interviewed the eight applicants at each table; there were five tables in the room. We were asked our age. The casting reps seemed displeased with my answer, 45, yet thrilled with the answer given by the 24-year-old to my left. No one looked at my resume. All attention was on the youngsters at the table. I felt like I had wandered into a casting call for an ingenue. I figured the Everyman curtain had fallen on the 58-year-old teacher from Lancaster and the other over-40s in the room. Trump randomly wandered from table to table, observing interviews. Periodically he would whisper to a casting rep, who then discreetly initialed a particular applicant’s paperwork. This surely meant the individual had cleared the first hurdle and would be asked to return for the second round. The show’s casting producer, Scott Salyers, says his primary job is to find someone who can run Trump’s business. On the other hand, the show survives from ratings, which arguably increase when the young and beautiful are cast. If viewers want to see an older Everyman, they could demand change with the click of the remote control. The morning was successful for some. Diana handed Trump her “invention” envelope, and the former Miss Yugoslavia received the all-important tiny initial on her application. Maybe we will see her next season. As I prepared to leave, I overheard Trump say, “I am looking for smart people. I am always looking for smart people.” He mentioned two applicants he had met that day with more than one academic degree. It was my chance to reveal something about my severely neglected resume. I held my head high, marched over to the billionaire and stated, “Mr. Trump, I have five degrees.” Without missing a beat, he countered, “You’re overqualified” a perplexing statement considering last season’s winner also had five degrees. I like Trump because he is down to earth with a keen business sense and a sane perspective of the world, but I have one question for him: Am I really overqualified? Or is it that I’m 45? Charlotte Laws is an author and a member of the Greater Valley Glen Council. Contact her via her Web site, www.CharlotteLaws.org. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DDTV: VIDEO OF FLOODED DONEGAL RIVER

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first_imgMOST of the year it’s a stream which rarely gets above a few inches deep, but today a small tributary of the River Lennon became a swollen torrent, bursting its banks and sending millions of gallons of water into the fields. Our video shows the overflowing stream at Barrack Bridge at Ballyare. Further downstream the Lennon has also burst its banks creating huge lakes in nearby fields.Farmers have been out overnight moving sheep and cattle to higher groind as the flood waters continue.Click our video to play.    DDTV: VIDEO OF FLOODED DONEGAL RIVER was last modified: December 14th, 2011 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:DDTVdonegaldaily.com tvfloodsrainRiver Lennonweather donegallast_img read more