Letter: Witness to Joy

first_imgserved as a Grand Marshal at Brookdale’s graduation ceremonies. It was pure joy.When my favorite poet Billy Collins came to Brookdale some years back, I interviewed him for Brookdale Television, and asked him how he became Poet Laureate. He said it’s a mystery: there’s no short list, you don’t know you’re being considered. You just get a phone call out of the blue from the Librarian of Congress. Then he added, with sly wit, “It’s a good reason to have a telephone.”I thought of that comment as I stood for a couple of hours behind and slightly to the side of President Maureen Murphy as she stood, indefatigably, and greeted hundreds of graduates, one by one, congratulating each, shaking his or her hand, and presenting the tiny vellum scroll tied with a red ribbon that informed them that their actual diplomas would be mailed to them over the summer.Being able to attend a Brookdale graduation – to be offered by your graduate one of the six prized tickets – seems to me today to be a good reason to have a child.Over my 28 years on the faculty, I have dutifully attended many graduations. I admit ruefully that at some point they became a bit ho-hum, always sort of the same, as you might expect. We professors sit in the first few rows, excited and happy for our students as they proceed up a ramp from stage left, keeping an eye out for those we may have had in class among the many we have not. When we spot one, we immediately recall our impressions of that particular student. Then the moment passes, and after the first few hundred, our eyes begin to glaze over a little and we briefly disappear into our own thoughts.But for me, (this) was entirely different – and wondrous. I stood behind a table laden with baskets full of scrolls. One by one, as in a slow-motion relay race, my job was to hand a scroll to my fellow Grand Marshal Gerry Monroy, who passed it off to President Murphy, who put it in the student’s hand. Though I could not see her face, I am certain she was grinning the whole time, because earlier, in the Warner Student Center, as those of us who would be on stage donned our robes and made small talk while we waited to line up, she said to me and Gerry, emphatically, “This is why we do what we do.” She may have said it twice. She was just beaming, brimming with anticipation.I wondered then why she seemed so over the top about it all: another graduation. But very soon I understood: those young adults (and a few not so young) striding confidently toward us, up that ramp, each one’s name having been announced to the multitudes who filled Collins Arena to the rafters, their families gathered in clumps like synonyms in a thesaurus, suddenly and briefly whooping and hollering like all getout for their own, wonderful, accomplished college graduate who was about to be greeted (sometimes hugged) and congratulated by the President of Brookdale Community College. It was joyous. That’s all I can tell you.By Tim Burke.Burke teaches English at Brookdale Community College.last_img read more

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Brazilian police arrest 10 suspected of planning terrorist acts during Olympics

first_imgThe group was inspired by ISIS and mostly organized online, Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said.He said no specific targets were mentioned, but the Justice Ministry is still investigating the suspects’ computers and cell phones to learn more about the possible plans.De Moraes said the suspects are all Brazilian nationals, and that one minor was mentioned in the conversations.Another two people have warrants out for their arrests. Authorities said they believe those suspects will be arrested soon.Read MoreDe Moraes said the group was not an organized cell, calling it “absolutely amateur — with no preparation.”The group essentially said, “Let’s start training in martial arts, let’s start learning how to shoot,” the justice minister said.He noted the group tried to buy a gun online, which no organized cell would do.Raffaello Pantucci, director of international security studies at the Royal United Services Institute, said there doesn’t appear to be evidence of a sophisticated plot.But Brazil has grappled with a host of threats against the Rio Olympics, now just 15 days away.This week, Brazil’s intelligence agency said it was reviewing all threats after a jihadi messaging channel called for its followers to target the Olympics, which start August 5.”Many (threats) are discarded and the ones that deserve attention are investigated exhaustively,” the agency said.Earlier this week, a jihadi channel on the messaging app Telegram called for attacks against the games and detailed targets and methods, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.SITE said a message was posted to “Inspire the Believers!” saying, “Lone wolf from anywhere in the world can move to Brazil now.”The message also suggested using the games to target the enemies of jihad, including Western athletes.But Brazil has vowed it will be ready to handle any terror attempt.A Western diplomat said venues for the games have been “hardened significantly — and I believe the government of Brazil has done what it can to make it very difficult to get into the venues here.”Brazilian forces have been working with French SWAT teams to simulate attack scenarios. In one drill, Brazil special forces and a police dog chase down an armed gunman to thwart a possible attack on Rio’s subway system.”There is not a specific threat,” Lt. Gen. Luiz Linhares of Brazil’s Ministry of Defense said. “You have to screen for a great (spectrum) of threat.”last_img read more

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Harbour View’s Brian Brown back with a bang in RSPL

first_imgStriker Brian Brown looked like his old self on Sunday night as he marked his return to the Harbour View Stadium with one goal as the ‘Stars of the East’ recorded a rare win, 3-1 over Cavalier.The 2013-14 Golden Boot winner, who had 18 goals that season, had his 57th-minute goal sandwiched by Jorginho James’ 52nd-minute opener and substitute Kevaughn Frater’s 88th-minute finish, helping to bring back the attacking presence Harbour View lacked for most of the season.As he did in that season, Brown made it clear that he is ready to shoulder the attacking burden of his team.”Coming home to help Harbour View get to the top of the table and, hopefully, win the championship is where my mind is at right now, and then we will see what happens from there,” said the player who spent the last season and a half on loan to MLS club Philadelphia Union and NASL team Indy Eleven, respectively.Sunday night’s win followed four previous matches which were divided equally between draws and losses and helped them to narrow the gap on fourth-placed Humble Lion to two points, while keeping them firmly in fifth.DOWNINTHESTANDINGSThe vanquished Cavalier, on the other hand, who were let down by uncharacteristically poor defending, slipped a position to seventh as they were overtaken by UWI FC.The last season, Brown said, was not the greatest for him, and the rest of the season at Harbour View will be used to rebuild his game and confidence.”It wasn’t one of the greatest seasons for me, but going there (Indy Eleven) was a great experience. I learnt a lot. I played about 24 games and scored five goals.”The aim right now is to get back sharp, rebuild myself one step at a time, day by day and get my fitness up, and everything else will follow,” said the player who has been capped once by the national team.After the Indy Eleven season, Harbour View was what Brown needed.”I am great here. Harbour View is my home. It is not hard for me to fit in. These are guys I have played with before, mostly, and I have a great relationship with them, and to deliver in front of my home fans in only my second game back was special.”I plan to get one goal a game for the remaining games in the competition. I know I am one behind that target now, but I can catch up,” the player, who is eyeing more national caps, stated confidently.last_img read more

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PPP/C condemns firing of almost 4000 sugar workers

first_img– int’l financial services provider for sugar SPU selectedThe Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) on Thursday expressed its deep concern and condemned the firing of almost 4000 sugar workers from the Skeldon, Enmore and Rose Hall factories, including junior staff, supervisors, and clerks.The Party said while thousands were now without a job and on the breadline, thousands more were indirectly affected by what it described as a “callous decision”.“The firing of the sugar workers comes less than a month after the coalition Government assured that the closure of estates, including Rose Hall and Enmore,Representatives of PricewaterhouseCoopers – the international financial services provider selected to undertake a valuation of the Guyana Sugar Corporation assets – meeting the SPU last monthwill not be done in 2017. The coalition Government also assured that it would have considered the “best interests of sugar workers” before decisions are made, in relation to the sugar sector’s future,” a statement from the PPP/C said.The PPP/C said it also noted the comments by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, who claimed that he was surprised at news of the firings, but when pressed, admitted that there was knowledge about the move at the Government level, since the Agriculture Ministry is part of Government.“The PPP calls on the [A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change] APNU/AFC coalition Government to take immediate measures to address the plight of sugar workers…The PPP rejects the Government’s arguments about available fiscal space to continue support for the sugar industry, making the decision to fire thousands of sugar workers a political one,” the statement added.The Party also called on all sugar workers to remain vigilant ahead of the ‘struggle’ to reverse these decisions, which the PPP/C described as discriminatory since they cannot be supported by any rational thinking or evidence-based assessment.Also adding its voice to the issue was the minority party in the coalition Government, the AFC, which said in a statement that it remained deeply concerned for the welfare of sugar workers who were likely to be affected by the changes contemplated by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).The party said it would insist that as per the requirements in law, severance must be in place and in addition to that, due consideration should be given to: an offer of land leases for alternative economic engagement, access to small concessional loans for said alternative engagement and access to extension services and markets for agro-processing.“The party recognises that the State Paper on GuySuCo which was laid in the National Assembly in May outlines certain actions, which are necessary and unavoidable if the sugar industry is to be regularised and become sustainable,” the AFC said on Thursday.The party said it was cognisant that GuySuCo has been engaging with the workers and their unions for some time now regarding actions which are necessary, and called on GuySuCo to intensify this initiative to ensure that all workers were adequately briefed, counselled and are presented with all the necessary information regarding the future status of GuySuCo and the sugar sector.“The party recognises that the future of GuySuCo is of paramount importance and the Government must continue to pursue those options for the sugar industry which is not a burden on the national treasury. The AFC looks forward to an amicable resolution to this issue, but insists that as the Yuletide season is upon us, workers must not be adversely affected and the offer of severance must be thoroughly detailed and presented to the workers now,” it also added.SPUMeanwhile, the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) under the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) announced also that PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been selected as the international financial services provider to undertake a valuation of GuySuCo’s assets.In a statement issued to the media on Thursday, the SPU said that selected tenders were invited from PwC, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, and KPMG. However, KPMG did not submit a tender. The other three firms all made presentations to the NICIL/SPU evaluation team.After the presentations were concluded, the evaluation team selected PwC. According to the SPU, all negotiations with PwC have been completed and a contract is expected to be signed by December 18, 2017.PwC, ranked as the most prestigious accounting firm in the world for the last seven consecutive years, will be conducting the valuation of all assets under the control of GuySuCo, in addition to providing other advisory and financial services.After the valuation exercise, PwC is expected to develop an investment prospectus, which, through the SPU, will be distributed to all interested investors. PwC will also be tasked with ensuring a level playing field for all interested parties and stakeholders.last_img read more

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Any attempt to redo voters’ list is another delay tactic – Gaskin

first_img…says Guyana cannot afford a repeat of 1990 under PNC rulePolitical commentator Ramon Gaskin said he has taken note of the coalition Government’s posture as it relates to the holding of elections, and based on his analysis of the situation, it will try to do everything within its power to delay one being held in March this year.Gaskin told Guyana Times, in an interview on Wednesday, that there was no question whether there should be an election, but the issue has to do with the timeframe for such an election. However, he said there has been recent talk from Government which is pushing to update the voters’ list.“The elections must be held! You don’t need a new list. We just had elections (Local Government). There is no trouble with that list… So we should go to the polls. I am ready to go and vote… Any attempt to worry with that list would be a delay tactic on the part of Government,” he stated.Gaskin, a former advisor to late President, Dr Cheddi Jagan, reminded that this delay tactic being employed now by the Government was nothing new to the People’s National Congress (PNC). He recalled that elections were delayed by two years before, when the PNC was in power.“Desmond Hoyte (late former President) did this in 1990 and delayed elections for two years until 1992. We were supposed to have elections in 1990. He was in office from 1985 until 1992 when United States President Jimmy Carter intervened and encouraged PNC to go to the polls,” he recalled.The political commentator told <<>>, “this is PNC behaviour” and unless the Opposition remained focused, this could reoccur. But Gaskin strongly believes that if this is allowed to happen, it could have several negative impacts on the country. “Simple, Guyana cannot afford a repeat of that.”Gaskin was the first to voice concern over the current political situation in the country, accusing the Government of trying to delay the holding of elections in Guyana within the stipulated 90-day period. He said that it was making strategic moves all aimed at delaying the democratic process.He said the first move was to challenge the no-confidence resolution that was passed in the National Assembly on December 21, 2018. “Everything that the Government is doing, including going to court, is a delay tactic … it is aimed at delaying the holding of elections. And this meeting between the Chief Whips and the GECOM (Guyana Elections Commission) is just another set of delay,” he asserted.People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) representative at GECOM, Bibi Shadick on Tuesday made it clear that house-to-house registration could not be accommodated within 90 days. “It is agreed that there is a valid list up to April 30. The thing is, we’re working with the fact that there is a valid list.”Government wants the court to rule on whether the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland’s decision on the December 21, 2018 motion was indeed carried by a majority of all elected members and whether or not the 33 to 32 breakdown meant it was validly passed.Meanwhile, a private citizen named Campton Reid filed a petition in the court challenging the validity of the vote of former Member of Parliament Charrandas Persaud, who helped pass the motion, stating that he had falsely declared that he was a Guyanese citizen.The political commentator also pointed to recent comments made by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo whereby he stated that elections should be held before April, especially since the list of electors would expire during that month and would, therefore, prompt new registration.Acting Chief Justice Roxane George is expected to make a ruling on all matters concerning the no-confidence resolution next Wednesday, which will determine the way forward. In recognising the importance of these cases, she had committed to delivering judgment within a reasonable time.As stipulated by the Constitution of Guyana, following the no-confidence resolution, an election must be called in 90 days. For Guyana, that resolution was passed on December 21, 2018.last_img read more

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PRO CALENDAR

first_img11:30 a.m.Champions: Barcelona at RangersESPN2 2 p.m.Champions: Manchester United atESPNC Dynamo Kiev (delayed) College Volleyball 6 p.m.Women: UCLA at Washington (taped)Prime Times may be different for satellite TV viewers; consult your guide. TV INDEX: CBS (Ch. 2); NBC (Ch. 4); KTLA (Ch. 5); ABC (Ch. 7); KCAL (Ch. 9); Fox (Ch. 11); KCOP (Ch. 13); KWHY (Ch. 22); KVMD (Ch. 23); KPXN (Ch. 30); KMEX (Ch. 34); KFTR (Ch. 46); KVEA (Ch. 52); KAZA (Ch. 54); KDOC (Ch. 56); KJLA (Ch. 57); KLCS (Ch. 58); CSTV (College Sports Television); ESPNC (ESPN Classic); FSC (Fox Soccer Channel); FSE (Fox Sports En Espa ol); FSN (Fox Sports Net West); NFL (NFL Network); Prime (Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket); Speed (Speed Channel); Show (Showtime); Tennis (Tennis Channel); TNT (Turner Network Television). RADIO INDEX: XSUR (540 AM); KLAC (570 AM); KRLH (590 AM); KOGO (600 AM); KIRN (670 AM); XTRA (690 AM); KSPN (710 AM); KLAA (830 AM); KIIS (850 AM); KRLA (870 AM); KFWB (980 AM); KTNQ (1020 AM); KNX (1070 AM); XPRS (1090 AM); KDIS (1110 AM); KSDP (1130 AM); KTLK (1150 AM); KXMX (1190 AM); KWKU (1220 AM); KKGO (1260 AM); KWKW (1330 AM); KPOP (1360 AM); KSPA (1510 AM); CASH (1700 AM); KLSX (97.1 FM). Community sports The Daily Breeze publishes community and youth sports news in Monday editions of the sports section. Information should be reported to youth/recreation sports reporter David Saunders via e-mail: sports@dailybreeze.com. Saunders can be reached at 310-540-4201 most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday’s after 4:30 p.m. Information should be submitted by Friday afternoon for publication the following Monday. Information should be as complete as possible, including names, dates, times, and locations for events. Correct spelling of all names is the responsibility of the person (coach or parent) providing the information. All submissions should include a contact name and phone number for verification. ——— Home games160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Hockey 4 p.m.N.Y. Rangers at PittsburghVersus 5:30 p.m.Ducks at St. LouisCh. 56830 7:30 p.m.Nashville at KingsFSN1150 Soccer ON THE AIR TODAY’S EVENTSTVRADIO Pro Basketball 7 p.m.Exhibition: Utah vs. Lakers, Honda CenterCh. 9570, 1330 last_img read more

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Fiesta a book-lover’s paradise

first_imgEL MONTE – For the family of Rosa Acosta, reading books is more than just a leisurely hobby. It is the foundation of family bonding. Acosta takes her three children, who attend Epiphany Catholic School, to the El Monte Library every day after school so they are exposed to the world of literature. So it wasn’t a big surprise to see the Acostas at the El Monte Community Center for the Fiesta of Books on Saturday. More than 16,000 books were available to children, ranging from preschoolers to sixth-graders. Each child was entitled to six free books categorized by difficulty at the grade-specific booths lining the Community Center walls. Walking out of the children’s reading room, Acosta looked over the stack of books in her arms as she prepared to take in more of the festivities. “We don’t live in a big house, but we have lots of books,” Acosta said. “We have four shelves of books at home, so we have our own private library.” More than 1,000 eager parents and children attended the annual event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sponsors included the El Monte City School District, Mountain View School District, the El Monte and South El Monte chambers of commerce, the City of El Monte Community Services Department and the the El Monte Police Department. “Reading should take place at home, as well as at school. We’re helping families to increase their home libraries,” said Gary Rapkin, superintendent of the Mountain View School District. “The focus is on literature. But it’s also important in other key areas of learning,” Rapkin said. “It’s the ticket to all kinds of adventure.” Superintendent Jeff Seymour of the El Monte City School District sees this program as beneficial to the overall standards of public education within the community. “We don’t just expose fiction with these books. There are non-fiction books and books that give technical knowledge,” Seymour said. “We’re trying to help kids conceptualize and reinforce their abilities so that they can apply it at the high school levels.” Fifth-grader Yvonne Chau from Dean L. Shively School waited patiently to receive her free dictionary in the parent resource room. “I like reading all kinds of books, especially these.” Chau said, pointing to a series of historical novels about the Pilgrim settlers. Volunteering her time by reading children’s stories at the festival, Anna Garcia, who works as a librarian at the Norwood Library in El Monte, understands how valuable the habit of reading can be at such an adaptable age. “Reading helps children take baby steps. It provides children with the fundamentals to succeed. It is a right every child should have,” Garcia said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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

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CRAFTY KIDS DELIVER LOCAL CHILDREN’S GUIDE TO DONEGAL

first_imgCrafty Kids Guide To Donegal LaunchChildren from Letterkenny Educate Together help launch the new local visitor guide “Crafty Kids Guide to Donegal and its Wild Atlantic Way” with Ruth Graham Designer, Mairead O Donnell teacher LETS, Maggie Green Educatonial Consultant , Heidi Woods, Visit Inishowen, Declan Gillespie, artist, Brian Higgins MD of Crafty Kids.ie and Evelyn Mc Glynn editor and project manager of the book.A brand new guide to Donegal and its Wild Atlantic Way has just been launched in time for a Summer of family fun exploring the county.“Crafty Kids ​Guide to Donegal​ and its Wild Atlantic Way” is a local visitors guide with a difference, its written by local school children through their stories and artwork and is full of Local insider tips on where to go , must visit tourist attractions and fun days out for all the family on their visit to Donegal.Crafty Kids, a local arts craft and toy store in Letterkenny and Evelyn Mc Marketing created the idea and invited the schoolchildren throughout the county to help produce a unique and original guide to what’s great about the county and its Wild Atlantic Way. Supported by Failte Ireland the children’s guide, challenges the local and visitor to experience Donegal as the locals know it.Visit The Pool of Tranquillity a lake with a secret lower lake 50 metres below, Discover 20 sandy beaches only the locals know about, read local kid tested tips on where to visit in the county and budget your family spending money by finding out all the FREE family fun things you can do on your travels throughout Donegal and its Wild Atlantic Way.With a colourful child friendly design by designer Ruth Graham the book includes a fun activity and colouring section, quizzes ,puzzles and a map to get around. This Summer explore Donegal with this new guidebook from children who know their own area inside out and create a unique travel experience for all the family in Donegal and its Wild Atlantic Way.The book is available to buy in Crafty Kids stores in Letterkenny Retail Park or Letterkenny Shopping Centre or online at craftykids.ie or in various locations throughout Donegal. Check out their facebook Crafty Kids Guide To Donegal and its Wild Atlantic Way.Ruth Graham Designer, Mairead O donnell teacher LETS school, Brian Higgins MD Crafty Kids.ie, Evelyn Mc Glynn from Evelyn Mc Marketing.com. Maggie Green Educational Consultant, Declan Gillespie Transition Year student artist and Heidi Woods, Visit InishowenCRAFTY KIDS DELIVER LOCAL CHILDREN’S GUIDE TO DONEGAL was last modified: May 11th, 2016 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:CRAFTY KIDSdonegalWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

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French family seek Donegal pen pals

first_imgA French family are seeking Donegal friends after enjoying a holiday in the Coolest Place on the Planet!Parents Henri and Gaëlle have two children, a daughter Anastasie who is five, and a son Etienne who is two and a half.Two years ago the family visited Donegal and fell in love with the landscape, exploring Dungloe, Ballybofey, Donegal Town, St. John’s Point, and the scenic Slieve League. The family would like to improve their English while also forging a friendship with a Donegal family.Henri told Donegal Daily that they would like to become friends with a family who ideally have children around the same age as Anastasie and Etienne, with the hopes that they can become penpals and that their children can grow up writing to one another.Henri says that their new friends are more than welcome to visit their home in Loire Valley, between Saumur and Chinon, in the small village of Chouzé-sur-Loire.If you’d like to reach out to Henri you can get in touch by emailing henri.bruneau@gmail.com French family seek Donegal pen pals was last modified: January 7th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegalfrancepenpalslast_img read more

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Cardona makes PBA return with GlobalPort: ‘I feel like a rookie again’

first_imgMOST READ View comments Even if his return ended in a 99-109 defeat to NLEX, which ironically, is the previous PBA team he played for before a drug overdose in an apparent suicide attempt nearly ended his life, Cardona remains grateful for his new beginning, sharing that he has already moved past that dark chapter and is now hoping to live his life to the fullest.“Whatever happened to me in the past — I know I’ve made mistakes — but I tried to move on because I can no longer take those back. I’m just grateful for all the support that I got because if not for them, I wouldn’t have had my drive to get back here. I’m moving forward,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I feel like a rookie again,” quipped Cardona. “I don’t remember how the court looks. I’m just happy that I made it back to the PBA and the people saw me playing again.”But it’s not just the fans, but also his new Batang Pier teammates, who welcomed him with open arms.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“They’re happy to see me back, especially Terrence (Romeo). He was telling me that I still got it, that they’re there for me. The same goes for Mike (Cortez) and Ryan (Araña),” he said.“I’m just happy to get back. I didn’t expect that I’ll still be able to play in the PBA after all that happened to me last year. So I’m thankful for coach Franz (Pumaren), boss Mikee Romero, and boss Erick Arejola because they gave me a chance that I can still play.”  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Close to quitting, Tiongson finds resurgence with NLEX The former La Salle standout didn’t deny that he felt overwhelmed with his return.“I feel goosebumps that it’s like I’m back in the UAAP. When I was gone for almost a year, I was able to rest and I felt excited to play again,” said Cardona, who had four points and two rebounds in eight minutes of action.Cardona’s journey back into the PBA started in the PBA D-League where newcomer Zark’s Burger signed him up to play a couple of games in the 2017 Foundation Cup.“It was like a sign from the Lord that when they called me to play in the D-League, I still can make it back playing basketball,” he said.It didn’t take long the opportunity for a PBA return came knocking and it was his former college coach at La Salle in Franz Pumaren, who gave him the shot in his road to redemption.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Mac Cardona of GlobalPort makes his PBA return against NLEX on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Cardona finished with four points and two rebounds in a 109-99 loss. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMac Cardona quest to make it back to the PBA has ended with GlobalPort on Sunday.Falling on hard times last year, the 35-year-old Cardona was able to pick up the pieces and he feels rejuvenated after being given a second chance.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

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