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Endicott mayor recommends village board cancel new recycling operation restrictions

By on December 8, 2020

first_imgENDICOTT (WBNG) — The back and forth over industrial zoning in Endicott continues. She said, “We learned that the only decision we as a Village could make was regarding adding safety restrictions to our existing zoning code.” After months of conversations over Zoom, met with some oppostion, Endicott Mayor Linda Jackson said she is recommending the village board repeal the restrictions recently passed on the recycling operations in the village. In a press release sent to 12 News, Jackson says Endicott is a village with a reputation built on technology and is what its economy depends on. Jackson explained the village was initially skeptical of the DEC following through on its responsibilities based on past experiences. It comes as the battery recycling facility set to be operated by SungEel MCC Americas was put on hold by the DEC, which wants to look further into its recycling process and certain chemicals involved before it gets up and running. “Recently they have proved to be responsive to the watchdog role they play over this company,” said Jackson. “We will let the DEC and the company work out the next phase of the permit review process.”last_img read more

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Emily Taylor is England’s top woman golfer

By on August 12, 2020

first_img16 Nov 2012 Emily Taylor is England’s top woman golfer Lancashire’s Emily Taylor is England’s number one woman golfer of 2012. The teenager has topped the England Golf women’s order of merit, sponsored by the golf tour operator Lorrin Golf. “It really is the cherry on the top,” said the 18-year-old from Hillside, who has won three titles this season. “It’s an achievement I will remember for a very long time. “I must thank Lorrin Golf for their sponsorship and everyone at England Golf. The support I have had has been fantastic.” Emily (Image © Leaderboard Photography) scored a narrow win in the order of merit over the Curtis Cup players Holly Clyburn and Kelly Tidy, who have now both turned professional. Emily could be following them before long. She has decided to enter the Ladies European Tour qualifying school in December and if she succeeds in winning a card for next season she will turn professional. David Kelly, Managing Director of Lorrin Golf commented: “Lorrin Golf would like to congratulate Emily Taylor on her fantastic golf throughout 2012. As winner of the order of merit we wish Emily all the very best for her new challenges in 2013”.  Emily added, “The year I have had has given me a lot of confidence and I thought I’d give it a go,” said Emily, who admits to much excitement at the prospect. She has been on a roll this year, winning the English girls’ championship, the Irish women’s open stroke play title, and the girls’ title at the Daily Telegraph Junior Championship. But the highlights for Emily were playing in the Ricoh Women’s British Open – where she was paired with Laura Davies – and in the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship, where she tied 18th in the individual table, among almost 160 players. “Those were really great experiences, knowing you were playing with the best in the world. It was fantastic. “Playing with Laura Davies was an experience I’ll never forget. She was great on the course, she could see I was nervous and she just told me to relax and enjoy it. I really have enjoyed my golf this year and that’s been the most important thing for me.” Emily added: “If this turns out to be my last year as an amateur I couldn’t have asked for more.”last_img read more

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MIDNIGHT LUTE STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY JANUARY 2, 2016

By on August 2, 2020

first_imgKAREN HEADLEY, SAN ONOFRE, WINNER: “I’m very, very pleased . . . The strategy worked out perfect, finally. His last two sprints he had gone against monsters, not that this was a soft field, but there was no Masochistic in here.”“He’ll probably come back in the California-bred stake ($150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint at six furlongs Jan. 30).” Bruce Headley explains his wife’s nom de course, Matson Racing: “Aase’s father shipped ammunition for three different wars using Matson Shipping Company. They shipped during the Korean War, World War II and Vietnam. The morning of Pearl Harbor, he was actually there in the harbor but they received a warning so he decided to ship out before the bombings began.” TRAINER QUOTES NOTES: The winning owner is Aase Headley of Arcadia, who campaigns as Matson Racing. JOCKEY QUOTES             ALEX SOLIS, SAN ONOFRE, WINNER: “He’s been training really, really good. He’s a different horse these last six months, he’s a different horse in the mornings, you can see it. He’s stronger and happier and he showed it today.“Karen and Bruce and myself, we’ll all sit down and discuss what’s best for him and go from there.” BRUCE HEADLEY, BREEDER OF SAN ONOFRE, WINNER: “Really good way to start the New Year; my daughter did a helluva job.“I wasn’t overly confident today, because these are all real nice horses and great trainers. I knew it’d be tough. I’m more excited for Alex than I am myself. Alex has a lot left in him, which he showed today. Me, I’m on borrowed time.“Karen did a great job, I had nothing to do with it. I mean, I bred him but . . . ”last_img read more

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RODEO DRIVE STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY OCTOBER 1, 2016

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first_imgOWNER QUOTESPERRY BASS, SON OF OWNER RAMONA BASS, AVENGE, WINNER: “It’s my parents’ anniversary today, so they’re in Italy, and I know they stayed up to watch. I wish they were here, but it’s good to be here in their stead. We didn’t know if she could get the mile and a quarter, and we didn’t know if she could get the mile and an eighth in the Mabee. She surprised us there, and she got the lead here. She just cruised, and Flav rode great. (Richard) Mandella and the whole barn were incredible. She has a lot of speed and she can rate, but there wasn’t a lot of speed in the race. The Stidham horse (Zipessa) was the only other speed. As long as Avenge relaxed, we thought we’d be OK out there, and she obviously did it.” JOCKEY QUOTESFLAVIEN PRAT, AVENGE, WINNER: “She’s getting better with each race. She really surprised me out there today. Once I let go she really got comfortable and took the lead. Honestly, that was a lot of fun and we’ll see how she does for the Breeders’ Cup; it’s a big one.” -30-center_img NOTES: The winning owner is Ramona Bass of Fort Worth, Texas.last_img read more

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Commercial rates revaluation to start in November until 2021

By on December 21, 2019

first_imgCommercial rates in Donegal are to be revaluated from November but will take two years to complete, it has emerged. Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher raised the issue of a full commercial rates revaluation for the county in the Dail, saying Donegal was one of the few remaining local authorities that have never carried out a revaluation of their commercial rates base.Pat the Cope added: “Those counties that have already had a revaluation carried out, showed in 45% of the commercial and businesses, a reduction in the number of rates paid, with some showing significant reductions. “Commercial rates are by far the most unfair tax in our broader system of taxation or local levies at present, they are viewed by business as a taxation paid while nothing is received in return, no services provided or delivered by the local authority.“Whilst the best solution for commercial rates would be to introduce a system based on the turnover of the respective business, considering the seasonality of the respective business and the volume of business transacted rather than a blunt instrument.“Currently, you are levied based on the commercial value of your premises rather than the actual throughflow or business activity generated by your business,” said Pat the Cope.“We cannot have a situation where rates become an inhibitor to growth in rural areas, costs on business must be looked at in the years ahead otherwise rural areas will suffer further business closures The Minister in his reply to my PQ stated the following: “I understand that the Commissioner intends to sign a Valuation Order to commence the revaluation of all rateable properties in the rating authority area of Donegal County Council in early November and that it is intended that the valuation date by reference to which all rateable properties in Donegal will be revalued is 16 September 2019 with the new valuation list to be published on or around 15 September 2021, and to be effective for rates purposes from 2022 onwards.Pat the Cope concluded: “This is only the beginning of a process, which hopefully will see the rates burden reduce on some of our business, and commercial premises throughout the county but long term this entire system of local taxation needs to be looked at and a fairer system introduced.”Commercial rates revaluation to start in November until 2021 was last modified: October 20th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

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Q&A with founder of Champion South Africa

By on December 18, 2019

first_imgWell-known radio host Ashraf Garda challenges South Africans to change their mindsets to become champions in everything they do. Read more about his initiative, Champion South Africa.Ashraf Garda, co-founder of Champion South Africa, says he wants to multiply the number of champions in the country to help turn South Africa into a champion nation. (Images supplied)Melissa JavanSouth Africa will become a champion nation when the government, business and civil society synchronise their efforts towards the goal of becoming individual and collective champions. This is according to Ashraf Garda, who is the co-founder of Champion South Africa.“Champion people build champion people and only champion people build champion nations,” he says.The movement, launched in November 2015, is currently asking: What are you doing to build your country?Several local leaders, such as Vusi Thembekayo, Khanyi Dhlomo and Yvonne Chaka Chaka, were chosen to be part of Champion South Africa, so they too can spread the message and urge more people to become champions.Brand South Africa sat down for a question and answer session with Garda about Champion South Africa.Watch Ashraf Garda motivate an audience to help build Champion South Africa:Melissa Javan: Tell us about the journey of Champion South Africa.Ashraf Garda: The Champion South Africa concept started after I had many conversations with people on the talk show I host on Radio SA FM. [We would] talk about their aspirations and moving the country to another level.I kept hearing “If you have an idea, just start with it.”My son, Zaahid, is in marketing and owns a start-up called Student Photography. We talked about my idea and worked together to start Champion South Africa. We are the founders.Zaahid GardaMJ: What is the aim of Champion South Africa?AG: Firstly, as Champion South Africa we want to change the mindset of South Africans. We currently have a mid-table mindset, but we want to change it to the “okay is not good enough” mindset.Collectively and individually everyone should be champions in whatever they are doing. This is so that the country will have more champions. The country needs us to become a champion nation. That’s why you need the change in the mindset of the people.Secondly, we have to change the mindset of the country. Champion is a noun; we want the world to think about a champion nation when people think about South Africa.There’s no world cup of nations – there is no competition like that. If there ever was one, then the vision would be that the United Nations secretary-general would in the future announce South Africa as a champion nation.To achieve this, we need to increase the number of champions we have in the country.Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is congratulated as 2017 Miss South Africa in March this year:This is @DemiLeighNP SA’s newest champion #MissSA2017 @Official_MissSA ! #ChampionSouthAfrica @MIssKunene pic.twitter.com/4swFibmAdD— ChampionSouthAfrica (@ChampionSAfrica) March 26, 2017MJ: What is the aim of Champion South Africa’s Twitter campaign #BuildChampionSouthAfrica?AG: We decided we would have a campaign that would last a few weeks. With the #BuildChampionSouthAfrica campaign we ask: “What are you doing to build South Africa?”It’s a tactical campaign that talks about the personal actions of each individual South African. We want everyone to have the licence to say “My mission is to build a champion South Africa.”Well-known people such as social cohesion advocate Yusuf Abramjee talk about why they are building a champion South Africa:This how @Abramjee wants to #BuildChampionSouthAfrica pic.twitter.com/Ocbhl19Q0C— ChampionSouthAfrica (@ChampionSAfrica) March 25, 2017Hang on to this message to #BuildChampionSouthAfrica from @DrRidwanMia – Share this and send us your video about your nation building plans pic.twitter.com/5IY71RujRm— ChampionSouthAfrica (@ChampionSAfrica) March 24, 2017Energized by human rights makes @Abeyphonogenic determined to #BuildChampionSouthAfrica @OgilvyCT @OgilvyJoburg @OgilvyCT pic.twitter.com/Wy4X2eAO8q— ChampionSouthAfrica (@ChampionSAfrica) March 25, 2017MJ: In a recent radio interview you spoke about a 10-point plan, saying it speaks about the attitudes you should have as a nation. Can you elaborate?AG: We are busy drawing up a 10-point plan, still busy drafting it. We welcome the public’s feedback. You can give suggestions about what you think are the things that are going to make a shift [in the country].For example, what specific goals do you think we should have as a nation and secondly, as individuals?Champion South Africa recognises people, such as actress Connie Ferguson, who receive international acknowledgement for their hard work:[email protected]_Ferguson you living legend #AWA2016 #ChampionSouthAfrica #SABCNews pic.twitter.com/YcCljITO8s— ChampionSouthAfrica (@ChampionSAfrica) December 6, 2016MJ: You also said mentorship was linked to nation-building. Why is mentorship important for Champion South Africa?AG: Mentorship is critically important. The one-on-one connection can impact on a person completely. There are many forms of mentorship. You can get mentorship through watching someone on television or YouTube.If someone is an 18-year-old, that person needs a Champion South African to mentor him.We’ve had requests from people who want to volunteer. If people are interested in being Champion South Africa volunteers, a form of mentorship can be done, such as talking at schools or to their community, spreading the message of being Champion South African. We school them on how to do it.Last year, we asked more than 20 people to be Champions South Africans. All of them said yes. They are people such as Khanyi Dhlomo, Kass Naidoo, Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Snowy Khoza and Yusuf Abramjee.We’re going to have four tiers of Champion South Africa. We want to identify up to 40 people in each level.The first tier is the Champion South Africans. The second tier is called Future Champions. They are people who have a potential to become Champion South Africans. Thirdly, you’ll get the student champion, and the fourth tier will be the community champion.MJ: On Twitter you started the hashtag #TeamOfTheWeek in which you ask people to nominate people who had done great things. Tell us about #TeamOfTheWeek.AG: We choose a person for #TeamOfTheWeek because it was someone who had done something remarkable within of period of seven days.Just because you are in the #TeamOfTheWeek does not mean you are a Champion South African but it does mean your contribution will help to build a nation of champions. A Champion South African is someone who is formidable and is a globally known player.What can South Africans do if they want to be part of Champion South Africa?People such as Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada were Champion South Africans. We need to honour them by ultimately becoming champions like them. They passed on the baton to us.Our grandchildren will reflect on us. If we are not producing new champions, then we are not making a significant shift in the country. Remember, champion people build champion people. Champion people build a champion nation.Each one of us is on the field of play. You have to commit to be the best person for your country.You need to up your game to be in one of those tiers of Champion South Africa. If you change your mindset [to be a champion in everything you do], then you are already part of the Champion South Africa movement.The Champion South African listOn the first tier are the Champion South Africans:1. Felicia Mabuza-Suttle – well-known television host, businesswoman and motivational speaker.2. Snowy Khoza – CEO of Bigen Africa and the founding chair of Knowledge Management South Africa.3. Dr Thandeka Mazibuko – healthcare practitioner and businesswoman who specialises in the treatment of cancer. She also heads up Women of Magnitude.4. Janine Hills – CEO and founder of Vuma Reputation Management.5. Thebe Ikalafeng – global African branding and reputation architect, adviser and author.6. Douglas Kruger – professional speaker, business author and innovation strategist and the only speaker in Africa to have won the Southern African Championships for Public Speaking a record five times.7. Wendy Luhabe – social entrepreneur, mentor and author.8. Leanne Manas – host the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s News breakfast show, Morning Live.9. Abey Mokgwatsane – CEO of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa.10. Kass Naidoo – South Africa’s first female cricket commentator, sports anchor on Radio 2000 and founder of GSport for Girls.11. Imtiaz Sooliman – founder, director and chairman of Gift of the Givers, the largest disaster relief organisation of African origin in Africa.12. Themba Baloyi – founder and executive director of Discovery Insure, a short-term insurance company.13. Michael Jordaan – former CEO of First National Bank who now heads a private investment company, Montegray Capital.14. Farah Fortune – publicist and founder of African Star Communications.15.Carolyn Steyn – founder of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day, executive producer of film Mandela’s Gun, Tongue in Cheek host on SABC3.16. Yvonne Chaka Chaka – internationally recognised South African singer, songwriter and entrepreneur.17. Gil Oved – an entrepreneur who is the co-founder and co-CEO of advertising agency The Creative Counsel.18. Vusi Thembekayo – South African based global business speaker, author, investor and serial entrepreneur.19. Jeremy Sampson – founder of the Interbrand Sampson Group.20. Khanyi Dhlomo – founder and CEO of Ndalo Media and Ndalo Luxury Ventures, as well as a TV host.21. Riaan Manser – pioneering explorer who was the first person to circumnavigate the coast of Africa by bicycle, a distance of 37,000km, through 34 countries over two years and two months.22. Yusuf Abramjee – consultant, social cohesion advocate and Play Your Part ambassador.23. Phuti Mahanyele – businesswoman, former CEO of Shanduka Group and executive chairperson of Sigma Capital.24. Dr Ridwaan Mia – leading plastic and reconstructive surgeon.25. Buyane Zwane – motivational and inspirational speaker, student and leadership development practitioner and business owner.26. Conrad Koch / Chester Missing – South Africa’s top ventriloquist and a double International Emmy nominated comedian, best known for his puppet character, Chester Missing.Stay up to date on Champion South Africa on Twitter:#ChampionSouthAfrica Tweets Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

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Nutrition Apps Dietitians Recommend!

By on December 12, 2019

first_imgWhat features do you look for in a health app?How do you select and evaluate health apps:Blog by Robin Allen MSPH, RDN, LDNWhat a great webinar “Mobile Apps for RDNs in Patient Care: What Does the Evidence Say?”  I learned about the many different features that make apps useful for Dietitians to use in their daily practice.   If you missed this webinar you can still earn 1.0 CPEU by watching the recording and completing the evaluation located at the event page.  We discovered according to the polls that most Dietitians choose apps based on recommendations from other dietitians.  Below are apps suggested by our participants and other dietitians:Nutrition apps suggested by DietitiansFitbitMyfitness PalLose it!SparkPeopleSworkit: Personalized workout videos.Baritastic: Weight loss surgery app.Coach mobile: Top Beachbody coach tips.SupertrackerRecovery Record: eating disorder treatmentMap my walkMy SymptomsNike running app and iRunneriFitBG Star glucose monitoringPerformance triadMonash University FODMAPHealth Watch 360ALIVE-PD: online support for preventing diabetesCalorie Counter by Fat SecretSome helpful apps specific to diabetes are:Fooducate: healthy food and diet scanner with over 200,000 products in the databaseGlooko Logbook: quickly & accurately records blood glucose readings by syncing to your glucose meterDiabetic Audio Recipes Bite: healthy easy recipes; app reads direction to you so you can keep your hands free for cookingDiabetic Connect: biggest diabetes network on the web; support from your peersGlucose Buddy-Diabetes Helper: reminder to monitor blood glucose, tracts blood glucose levels, carb intake, medicine, A1C and moreDiabetes Buddy-Control Your Blood Sugar: reminder to monitor blood glucose, tracts blood glucose levels, carb intake, medicine, A1C and moreOn Track Diabetes: helps track blood glucose, food intake, medications, blood pressure, pulse, activity and weightGlucool Diabetes: helps customize your diabetes management planDiabetes Pilot: records blood glucose, medications, exercise, test results, weight and more; helps you make healthier food choices; calculate correct insulin dosage; charts blood glucose over timeWave Sense Diabetes ManagerBlood Glucose Star® Diabetes ManagerMy Net Diary: over 475,000 different foodsDlife Diabetes CompanionWorkout Trainer: features workouts led by personal trainers; does not require any equipmentWhat apps do you use in your health care practice?This was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more

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Current approach will deepen crisis in Kashmir: Activists

By on December 1, 2019

first_imgTermination of the special status for Jammu and Kashmir and the bifurcation of the territory has put the people of the region under great political stress and opened chances of international intervention, declared a civil society meeting on Kashmir held here on Saturday.“Fifty-five days since the siege began, especially in Kashmir valley but also in Jammu, repressive measures are still in place. Violation of human rights are naturally routine in an atmosphere of communications and media lock-down. The people too have begun to protest by withholding their participation in normal everyday life,” said a statement issued by the Centre for Peace and Progress (CPP) at the end of the discussion that was chaired by chairman of CPP, O.P. Shah. Addressing the gathering, former chief of Research and Analysis Wing A.S. Dulat said that he is sceptical about the chances of normalcy returning to the Kashmir Valley. “I am not as hopeful as some of you here. Whatever has happened was not good. There is a silence on the ground in Kashmir and that is disturbing,” said Mr. Dulat, referring to the end of the special status for the region.The meeting was addressed by Kashmir University’s Muslim Jahn Fazili, lawyers Wani Yasmeen and Rahella Khan, senior journalist Anand K. Sahay and former interlocutor for the Government of India M.M. Ansari. Addressing the gathering, Mr. Ansari said that suspension of communication for a prolonged period has triggered mass-scale psychological disturbances among the people in the Valley. “Kashmir is a political issue. If handled only through the security framework it will deepen problems and not lead to a peaceful solution,” said the collective statement from the organisers of the meeting who urged for an immediate end to the communication lock-down of the Kashmir Valley.last_img read more

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Aldridge’s double-double leads Spurs by Timberwolves

By on November 30, 2019

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Butler, acquired in offseason trade with Chicago, knew the lead was precarious at best.“Because we were just outscoring them at the time,” Butler said. “Yeah, we got some stops, but we’ve got to rely on defense a lot more.”San Antonio responded defensively, holding Minnesota to two field goals after Butler’s basket.Butler finished with 12 points and Crawford had 10. Andrew Wiggins led Minnesota with 26 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 18.Aldridge had one of his most complete games with the Spurs, two days after signing a three-year, $72 million extension. He shot 9 for 21 from the field and had four assists.He was limited to five attempts in the first quarter as the Spurs did not go out of their way to get the ball to their 6-foot-11 forward, but instead let him ease into the contest.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m just going to play and whatever happens, happens,” Aldridge said. “I’m more comfortable for sure. Playing more confident. Hopefully that translates to us being better out there.”Aldridge’s running dunk on a bounce pass from Manu Ginobili gave the Spurs a 100-92 lead with 1:42 remaining.“They deserved a lot of credit for executing down the stretch against a very talented, well-coached team,” Popovich said.Ginobili finished nine points and four assists, including a 3-pointer within a minute of entering the game midway through the first quarter. Ginobili received a huge ovation similar to the one he got in the team’s final game last season when fans were not sure if he would return.Danny Green added 17 points while shooting 3 for 7 on 3-pointers. Green had two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, both off assists from new teammate Rudy Gay.Gay, who signed with the Spurs after four seasons in Sacramento, had 14 points and five rebounds.Dejounte Murray had 16 points, five rebounds and two assists while starting in place of Parker.TIP-INSWolves: Minnesota’s last victory over San Antonio came April 8, 2014, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves have lost 12 straight to the Spurs and eight straight in San Antonio. … After being one of the league’s youngest teams the past few seasons, Minnesota has only one rookie on its roster this season, 7-foot center Justin Patton. Patton missed the season opener while recovering from surgery on his left foot.Spurs: Popovich said there is no timetable for Leonard’s return from right quadriceps tendinopathy. … Parker plans on returning in mid-November from a left quadriceps tendon surgery. … San Antonio swept all four games against Minnesota last season, winning by an average of 9.0 points.WELCOME BACKGay, who had not played since tearing his Achilles tendon in January, was glad to be back on the court.“Man, it felt good,” Gay said. “I kind of got emotional in the game just because I’ve been through so much these last couple of months. I’ve been getting so many text messages that motivate me to keep going. It just reminds me of what I’ve been through these last couple of months.”Gay’s opening basket was an emphatic dunk with a minute remaining in the first quarter.MURRAY MOVING ALONGMurray, in his second year out of Washington, had two assists and two turnovers while shooting 7 for 8 from the field in 25 minutes.“He’s playing with much better composure, much more control of the game and directing the team,” Spurs center Pau Gasol said. “But he’s also taking advantage of his athleticism and opportunities.”NO EXCUSES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Aldridge had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and San Antonio held on for a 107-99 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night while playing without leading scorer Kawhi Leonard.“He just didn’t feel comfortable and it’s 98.75 percent on me,” Popovich said of Aldridge’s struggles. “I tried to change him, I tried to make him a different player and I think that really affected his ability to feel comfortable and confident on the court. And we took care of that, basically by me letting him know that we’re going to do it differently.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSan Antonio needs Aldridge to feel at ease with the team missing Leonard and Tony Parker to injuries. Even without them, the Spurs had enough to hold off the revamped Timberwolves.Minnesota bolstered its young lineup with the addition of veterans Jimmy Butler, Jamal Crawford, Taj Gibson and Jeff Teague. The quartet helped the Wolves rally from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to take a 92-91 lead with 5:02 remaining on an 18-foot jumper by Butler. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Greek Freak drops 37 points, leads Bucks past Celtics Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives between LaMarcus Aldridge of the San Antonio Spurs and Pau Gasol of the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center on October 18, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFPSAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge was unhappy with the Spurs the past two seasons and Gregg Popovich understood why.Their heart-to-heart talk has made basketball life much easier for Aldridge, and his comfort was apparent in the season opener.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau refused to blame a brief preseason schedule for his team’s troubles in the fourth quarter. The Timberwolves played three preseason games while trying to incorporate a roster that is almost half-filled with new players.“There is going to be an excuse every night if that’s the road you go down,” Thibodeau said. “But that’s not what we want to do. We have to look at film, try to learn from it and be better the next time.”UP NEXTWolves: Host Utah on Friday.Spurs: Visit Chicago on Saturday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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