Helterbrand declines Ginebra coaching offer

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Fervent support from Ginebra fans continues to amaze Cone Helterbrand, though, isn’t closing his doors on taking the Ginebra coaching job sometime soon.“In the future — and I don’t know when — but if it’s still available and if they’re still going to allow me, I’d definitely want to come back,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Jayjay Helterbrand. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter deciding to step away from the game, Jayjay Helterbrand was firm in his stand that he won’t be in the sidelines anytime soon.The newly retired playmaker shared that he was already offered by the Ginebra brass of a spot in coach Tim Cone’s staff, but politely turned down the offer.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “Coach Tim and the Ginebra management offered me an assistant coaching spot on the team already, but I kindly declined it for now, because I really want to spend more time with my family,” he said Friday in the Ginebra victory party at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Helterbrand has put an end to an illustrious 17-year career where he won six championships and was even named as the 2009 PBA Most Valuable Player.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWith his playing career over, the 41-year-old looks forward to spending the next few months with his family in the United States.“Most of my family is in the States, so I’m going back and forth there,” he said.center_img MOST READ View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

Mourinho ‘ready for 15 years’ at Old Trafford

first_img0Shares0000Jose Mourinho says he sees Manchester United as a long-term project © GETTY/AFP/File / Harry HowLOS ANGELES, United States, Jul 19 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he is targeting a 15-year stay at Old Trafford, telling ESPN in an interview on Tuesday he wants to restore the stability of the Alex Ferguson era.Mourinho, who took over the Premier League giants last year, told the network’s website that he is desperate to deliver sustained success over a long-term period just as Ferguson did over nearly three decades. United have not won the Premier League title since Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, with the club struggling to rediscover its dominance under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.Mourinho has never spent longer than three years as manager of a club during his trophy-laden career.But the 54-year-old, speaking as his team prepare to face Manchester City in Houston on Thursday in the latest leg of their US tour, insisted he saw United as a long-term project.“I am ready for this,” Mourinho told ESPN. “I am ready for the next 15, I would say. Here? Yes, why not?Jose Mourinho has never spent longer than three years as manager of a club during his trophy-laden career © AFP/File / Odd ANDERSEN“I have to admit that it is very difficult because of the pressure around our jobs, everybody putting pressure on managers and things that people say — that we have to win, but in reality only one can win and every year it is getting more difficult.“This club, for so many years, was Sir Alex. People got used to it; people understood the great consequences of that stability.“After David [Moyes] and Mr. [Louis] Van Gaal, I come to my second year and hopefully I can stay and give that stability that the club wants. I will try, but again, I will have to try to deserve that, but that’s what I try every day that I work.”Mourinho believes Ferguson’s 27-year reign at United will never be emulated in the modern game.“I think Sir Alex’s career is unique,” Mourinho said. “I don’t think it is possible to emulate.“Nobody is going to be in the same club for so many years, be in the same league for so many years. I think [Arsenal manager Arsene] Wenger will be the last with a similar story in terms of staying at a club for so many years.“But I what I try to do in modern football nowadays is to try to deserve to stay in the club, because in this moment, it is about success. You have success, you stay in the club. You don’t have success, you don’t stay.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Star by any name still shines

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityYet, when the Colorado Rookies’ 21-year-old star shortstop meets fellow major leaguers, he’s just like any other wide-eyed youngster coming face-to-face with a childhood hero: he wants an autograph. “I probably have 20 or 30 in my locker,” said Tulowitzki, who starred at Long Beach State. “But when it’s a player that I really respect, I usually get a bat.” So, Derek Jeter’s signed bat is hanging on the wall of his loft in downtown Denver next to Nomar Garciaparra’s. Actually, Tulowitzki had to get Garciaparra to send a replacement bat because the Dodgers infielder misspelled his name when Tulowitzki sought out his signature after reaching the majors last season after just 126 games in the minors. It wasn’t his tricky last name, either. NLCS: Rookie shortstop Tulowitzki has been a godsend for the Rockies. By Arnie Stapleton THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER – Troy Tulowitzki could be collecting some serious hardware soon: the NL Rookie of the Year award, a Gold Glove, maybe even a World Series ring. “He put `Tony,”‘ Tulowitzki said. “And he felt really bad about that. So, every time I see him, he says sorry and sends more bats over all the time. It’s kind of funny, but I think it’s gotten us a little closer.” Clutch hits and sparkling defense quickly made Tulowitzki a household name this season. He turned the 11th unassisted triple play in major league history, hit .291 with 24 homers and 99 RBIs and led all major league shortstops in fielding percentage, total chances, assists, putouts and double plays. His 24 home runs were the most ever by an NL rookie shortstop and second as an overall rookie only to the 30 Garciaparra hit for Boston in 1997. No other rookie shortstop in the last half-century drove in as many runs as Tulowitzki. He also came up big in the biggest of situations, collecting four hits in the Rockies’ 9-8, 13-inning win over San Diego in the NL wild-card tiebreaker. Although he went just 2-for-12 in Colorado’s sweep of Philadelphia in the NL Division Series, Tulowitzki’s homer in Game 2, great glove work, strong arm and calming influence helped the Rockies advance to the NLCS against Arizona beginning Thursday night. “I look at Tulo, he doesn’t know better,” said slugger Todd Helton, who needed nearly 1,500 more major league games to reach the postseason than Tulowitzki. “He’s done unbelievably good all year in big-game situations. He did it again in the playoffs.” Manager Clint Hurdle, who missed Monday’s workout with the flu, has called Tulowitzki the catalyst for the Rockies’ spectacular season, which included a franchise-best 90 wins, their first playoff berth since 1995 and the first postseason series win in the club’s 15-year history. And third baseman Garrett Atkins gave Tulowitzki the ultimate compliment: “Playing with him,” he said, “made all of us better players. “You can’t teach what he has inside of him, and it’s just been a pleasure for all of us to be a part of it.” Reliever Matt Herges, with his seventh major league team, added: “There’s nobody that I played with that has that kind of body, that kind of power, that kind of range and that kind of arm. He’s in the same mold of a Nomar, A-Rod or Jeter.” Guys who can go by just one name. So, Tulo. It didn’t start out that spectacular. In fact, Tulowitzki struggled so much in the first few weeks that Hurdle benched him for three games in late April. Tulowitzki said he kept his head up thanks to guys like Helton and Matt Holliday telling him they had been through something similar early in their careers. “It made me realize it happens to some of the best players, and it made me feel better,” said Tulowitzki, who hit the batting cage with a dogged determination. “It made me realize that maybe I wasn’t as good as I thought I was. And it made me realize I needed to get better. I went in the cage, worked hard, still played my solid defense, went out every day, took my ground balls. It wakes you up a little bit, and it’s just another reminder that the game’s not easy.” Upon Tulowitzki’s return, he was bumped from the seventh spot in the batting order to second, where he began getting better looks at pitches, moving runners over, hitting to the opposite field. “He became a hitter,” Hurdle said. Fame soon followed.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

DONEGAL GAA GETS A LIFT – FROM A JUDGE AND A JOCKEY

first_imgA trainee jockey who was caught driving without proper insurance has been told to make a donation to Donegal’s GAA Centre of Excellence – by a Donegal-born judge.Judge Sean MacBride ordered Jonathan Cresswell to pay €300 to avoid having a conviction.Cresswell was caught driving from Co Monaghan to the Galway Races without proper car insurance. Judge Seán MacBride, who is originally from Inishowen, dismissed the prosecution under the Probation Act at Carrickmacross Court, Co Monaghan, against Cresswell (23) of Chestnut Manor, Caledon, Co Tyrone.Mr Cresswell undertook, through defence lawyer Gerry Jones, to donate €300 to the new Donegal GAA Centre of Excellence.Judge MacBride queried Mr Cresswell on how the horse he was riding at Galway had fared in the race, but was informed it had not won.Dismissing the prosecution, the judge said he would give the young trainee jockey “a chance” on this occasion, and wished him “every success in the future”.DONEGAL GAA GETS A LIFT – FROM A JUDGE AND A JOCKEY was last modified: September 7th, 2012 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:amateur jockeyJudge Sean MacBrideno insurancelast_img read more

GAA NEWS: IT’S PLAYERS V RETIRED PLAYERS AT CLOUGHANEELY THIS FRIDAY

first_imgCLOUGANEELY GAA CLUB NEWS ***AGM***The AGM will be held Sunday, January 10th in Óstan Loch Áltan at 5:00 pm. All nomination forms should have been delivered to club members at this point. We ask that these all be returned to Martin Duggan by December 31st!***U-21/Reserve/Senior Management*** Anybody who is interested in taking on the manger position for the U-21’s, reserves or Senior team, please forward your name to Martin Duggan (086-3119186) by Friday 8th January at 8:00 pm!***Club Dinner Dance***The annual CLG Chloich Cheann Fhaola dinner dance will take place on the Saturday 2nd January starting at 8:00pm in Óstán Loch Altan. GAA Uachtarán Aogán Ó Fearghail will be in attendance along with a county player. Tickets can be purchased from Óstán Loch Altan or Marie McClafferty (086 8351996). We hope to see as many club members as possible there on the night, as we reminisce over the year gone by!*****Donegal Year-Book**** The annual Donegal GAA yearbook is now available for sale for €10 from Martin (086-3119186) or Marie (086 8351996).***New Years Day Charity Match***Charity football match on New Years Day at 2:30 pm down at the club pitch! Current players against retired players with all money raised going towards Solas mental health. Guaranteed to provide great entertainment to start off the New Year as well as raising money for a very worthy cause. There will also be half time raffle prizes! Your support for such a worthy cause is much appreciated!GAA NEWS: IT’S PLAYERS V RETIRED PLAYERS AT CLOUGHANEELY THIS FRIDAY was last modified: December 28th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CloughaneelyClub Newslast_img read more

Liverpool and Tottenham transfer target ‘reaches agreement’ over new contract

first_img huge blow 1 Inter Milan star Marcelo Brozovic no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move RANKED REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won And after impressing for Croatia at the World Cup in the summer, speculation over his future at the San Siro ramped up even further.However, Inter were able to resist all offers and now the Italian giants have reached an agreement over a new deal for their star midfielder.Brozovic has signed a new contract worth £2.8m per season and will remain at the San Siro until 2021.The midfielder has made nine appearances in all competitions so far this season, notching his first goal of the campaign last month against Sampdoria. BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY Latest Premier League News Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED REPLY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury silverware Liverpool and Tottenham’s hopes of signing Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic look to have been ended after he agreed a new contract with Inter, according to Tuttosport.Brozovic, 25, was linked with a move to England during the summer with both the Reds and Spurs reportedly keeping close tabs on him last season. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card ADVICE Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’last_img read more

Kliptown to open Business Place

first_img25 July 2005The Business Place, a walk-in business advice centre in downtown Johannesburg, has been so successful that the City and its partners have decided to create a satellite centre in Kliptown, Soweto.The increasing number of Sowetans seeking advice from The Business Place has prompted the move.Set up in 2001 as a public-private partnership, the Business Place offers aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs courses on basic life skills, starting a business, financial management and running and growing a business.“We are a youth-friendly organisation dedicated to assisting small enterprise,” says Marcel Newsome, the business manager at the centre.As part of its 2030 growth strategy, the City has committed itself to funding and assisting institutions that help upgrade the skills of aspirant entrepreneurs.On average 200 clients a week visit The Business Place, though Newsome says numbers have recently reached 500 clients a week. About 65% of these are under the age of 35 and most live in Soweto or the inner city.The organisation has a staff of 20, most having the title “navigator”. Instead of doing things for their clients, they use interactive methods to ensure there is a transfer of knowledge.“The client has to be aware of what is going on,” Newsome says.The organisation can also allocate vouchers on behalf of the Umsobomvu Youth Fund, a national government fund set up to help job creation and skills development for people between the ages of 18 and 35.These can be used to get assistance from service providers in fields like business planning, branding, accounting services, information technology hardware and software, and business administration.To help aspiring entrepreneurs further, banking group Investec has invited service providers to set up offices in the same building as the Business Place, so cutting out the cost of travel.The Business Place regularly hosts members from firms and organisations like Ernst & Young, Webber Wentzel Bowens and the Gauteng Shared Services Centre to give entrepreneurs advice on legal and accounting matters, as well as help on the tendering process.Networking sessions are held, where entrepreneurs in the same sector meet each month.“After our exhibition at the Youth Day rally, there was a massive jump in numbers of clients coming for advice,” Newsome said. “Many find out about us through word of mouth.”Depending on its budget, the City allocates R1.2-million towards funding The Business Place each year.The Kliptown satellite centre will offer limited services. Clients who want help in the accounting and legal fields will be referred to the inner city centre.To run it, the economic development unit has set aside R600 000 a year for the next three years. Investec has also agreed to help with funding.There are similar centres in Cape Town; Phillipi, a township outside Cape Town; King William’s Town; St Lucia; and Gaborone in Botswana.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

Pleasant Valley Poultry: An Amish processor to crow about

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Nestled in the hills of Amish country outside of Baltic, Pleasant Valley Poultry meets a variety of needs for both poultry producers and meat shop patrons. Owned and operated by Aden Troyer with his wife Wilma, and their children Marion, Daniel, Emma, and Leanna, the custom processing facility and retail store have flourished from the onset of the business.The Troyers are part of the local Amish community, and when Aden first opened Pleasant Valley Poultry, he was looking to save costs on processing his own birds that he had raised for years and he wanted to help his neighbors out with their own meat processing needs.“I was previously a farrier, and as I got older, I was looking for something not as strenuous and was looking for something for extra work and income for the girls,” Troyer said, “I started chickens as a sideline business, but within six months, it became full time. It has grown so fast, we can hardly keep up with it.”In 2009, Pleasant Valley Poultry officially opened as a custom-exempt plant whose processed birds were not legal for market.“We became fully state inspected in 2010, and in 2013, we became a USDA Cooperative Interstate Shipping Plant, which allows us to market our birds with a USDA stamp, process birds from other states, and allows our customers to sell their processed birds in other states,” Troyer said.Operating on a 100-killowatt generator that runs the plant, coolers, walk-in deep freezes, and retail operation, Pleasant Valley Poultry provides custom processing services for chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, and other exotic fowl. And the business caters to a wide range of customers.“Our customers go from anyone raising a backyard city flock of birds all the way up to small companies that bring in up to 3,000 birds a month. Consumer demand for buying local products from a local farmer that they know is what is driving this business,” Troyer said. “A big portion of our business is processing for small farmers who want to direct market to their consumers and can now sell their birds with a USDA stamp at local stores and farmer’s markets.”The facility is a source of local jobs within the Amish community, including for Emma and Leanna Troyer.One very attractive service is the variety of processing options available to customers. All products are vacuum-sealed and come with a USDA sticker, which can be customized for a fee at customer request. Chickens can be packaged whole, split, quartered, or cut up into smaller pieces, with cost for processing per bird increasing as more pieces that are ordered. Chicken livers and hearts are free except for a small packaging fee, and gizzard cleaning and chicken feet salvaging is also available for a small charge per gizzard/bird. Pleasant Valley will also grind birds into a variety of (nitrate and preservative free) sausage flavors on a minimum of 25 birds, for interested customers.The processing facility butchers approximately 1,000 birds per day throughout the spring and summer; May through November the plant runs five days per week. Toward winter, production slows, as “the majority of the chickens we process come from pasture-raised flocks in warmer months. December is fair, January moderate, and February and March are really slow,” Troyer said.Pleasant Valley Poultry is filling a niche market where there is great demand and not much supply, and customers come from far and wide to have their birds processed.“We are one of only two federally inspected custom plants in Ohio,” Troyer said. “Today alone there are customers here from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Someone once traveled all the way from central Illinois to bring me a load of ducks. We are probably the only federal plant within 600 miles that will do a duck. In 2016, we processed approximately 117,000 total head.”Retail sales are another aspect of Troyer’s business. Located alongside the processing plant is a 24-foot by 32-foot store front that sells Troyer’s own poultry products.“What we stock in the store are frozen pastured chickens that have been fed non-GMO grains. If customers call ahead, they can order fresh pastured poultry,” Troyer said. “These birds are processed, like everything in our facility, with only organic antimicrobials in order to control for salmonella and other pathogens like E. coli and campylobacter. What we’ve got in our store is what we raise on our farms, on approximately 30 acres of pasture. We do a few Christmas geese and fresh turkeys in the fall for people that want a turkey that is fresh and never frozen for Thanksgiving.”Also available are other specialty offerings such as capons, quail, silkies, partridge, squab, and Tur-Duc-Hen. The retail market offers labeled meat from a variety of chicken, duck, and turkey breeds, as well as different varieties of free-range, pasture-raised chicken and duck eggs. For retail and wholesale, Troyer estimates that he raises 3,000 chickens and 500 ducks a year, and around 150 guineas and some pheasant, primarily for the high-end restaurant market.“Beginning in the spring, we start 500 chickens per month for the pastured poultry market, and in late summer we will start 500 chickens a week on our farm that will go to local school lunch programs for the winter months,” Troyer said.From a small business perspective, Troyer said that adhering to USDA regulations can be a bit of a gripe, and sometimes consumer demands and expectations can be a little unrealistic.“With the USDA, the rules are the same for big processors and small processors. Whether you process one chicken or 10,000 chickens a day, you are still regulated by the same rules. It is good when consumers are timely when picking up their birds in order to free up cooler and freezer space, which does not always happen; on the other hand, sometimes, customers expect to drop their birds off and have them done and ready for pick up in three hours, which is not realistic due to the regulation that birds have to be chilled down to 40 degrees internal temperature before they can be released,” Troyer said.For Troyer, he most likes that his business is a family and community affair that is providing an important service to small-scale agricultural operations throughout the region.“What I enjoy is being able to work at home with my family, employ local girls, and work with the local farmers,” he said. “And I’d like to put in a good word here for my employees — they are awesome. Without them and my family, I would have never made it. We have hundreds and hundreds of small farmers come through here, and we are here to make it possible for them to make some money as a family operation.”The Troyer Family and Pleasant Valley Poultry are committed to providing “good old fashioned country flavor” for their customers, and deliver an outstanding finished product, illustrating their position that “Our commitment is to provide you with high quality poultry to fill those needs.”Those interested in receiving a newsletter or price sheet can call the business at (330) 897-0626 or mail a request to Pleasant Valley Poultry, 3160 Pleasant Valley Rd. SW Baltic, OH 43804.last_img read more

Ashtabula County Farmer, Jeff Magyar, appointed to United Soybean Board

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentWASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2018 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue  announced the appointment of 16 members to serve on the United Soybean Board.Producers newly appointed to serve three-year terms are:Arkansas – Jim Carroll III, Brinkley, Ark. Georgia – Walter L. Godwin, Pelham, Ga. Illinois – Lynn Rohrscheib, Fairmount, Ill. Indiana – Mark Alan Seib, Poseyville, Ind. Iowa – April Hemmes, Hampton, Iowa Kentucky – Brent Gatton, Bremen, Ky. Louisiana – Garrett Marsh, Tallulah, La. Minnesota – Rochelle Krusemark, Sherburn, Minn. Missouri – Patrick Hobbs, Dudley, Mo. Nebraska – Tony Johanson, Oakland, Neb. North Carolina – Benjamin Derek Potter, Grantsboro, N.C. North Dakota – Jay Myers, Colfax, N.D. Ohio – Jeff Magyar, Orwell, Ohio Pennsylvania – Andrew J. Fabin, Homer City, Pa. South Dakota – David Iverson, Astoria, S.D. Virginia – Robert W. White Jr., Virginia Beach, Va.“I truly appreciate the time and expertise these individuals have agreed to give guiding the United Soybean Board,” said Perdue. “Their work is especially important as we work to improve international opportunities for American farmers and ranchers. Together we will help them thrive by increasing domestic and international demand for the nearly 90 million acres of soybeans produced by U.S. farmers.”The board is authorized by the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Information Act and is composed of 73 members representing 29 states and Eastern and Western regions. Members must be soybean producers nominated by a qualified state soybean board.More information about the board and a list of board members is available on AMS’ Soybean Research and Promotion Program webpage and the board’s website.Since 1966, Congress has authorized the establishment of 22 industry-funded research and promotion boards. They empower farmers and ranchers to leverage their own resources to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets, and conduct important research and promotion activities. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service provides oversight, paid for by industry assessments, which ensures fiscal accountability and program integrity.   Leave a Commentlast_img read more