Out of February window for Gilas, Abueva vows to make up for lost time

first_imgNewsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Though he’ll no longer suit up for the second window of the Asian qualifiers, Abueva said that he’ll remain supportive of the national team may it be on the floor or from the stands.“I’m still part of the Gilas family and that’s why I’m here. Even if I don’t get to play in February, at least I’m here to support,” he said.Apologetic as he was for the practices that he missed, Abueva vowed that he’ll always be present in the team’s practice in the coming weeks.“Of course, I’ll always be present from now on,” he promised. “My problem is over and I’m no longer thinking about anything. I’m just thankful that my teammates are always there.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 “Of course, it’s going to be unfair for the players who were practicing here before us if we suddenly join the team,” said Abueva, who he finally showed up before his Gilas teammates on Monday, in Filipino.“That’s why I’m here is because I want to prove that I’m still here and I still want to be a part of Gilas.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAbueva refused to go into details but explained that a family problem prevented him from joining the resumption of the team’s sessions in the past weeks. It also affected his commitment with Alaska, where he asked to be excused before its game against Blackwater last Saturday.“I’m apologizing for everything that’s happened to me. I’m fixing everything so that I can get things in order once again,” he said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThere were no hard feelings for Calvin Abueva when he learned that coach Chot Reyes dropped him from the Gilas Pilipinas pool for the February window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.To his credit, he perfectly understood the grounds why he and Raymond Almazan were expelled for the next set of games after they missed the squad’s first three weekly practices at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Perpetual Help nears Final Four, extends Mapua’s slide Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Letterkenny’s crumbling roads are worsened by Irish Water silence, says Cathaoirleach

first_imgThere will be no roads left in Letterkenny if Irish Water continues to refuse meetings with the Municipal District, Cathaoirleach Gerry McMonagle has warned.The poor conditions of some of the busiest routes in the town were highlighted at this week’s meeting of local councillors, who have again called on Irish Water to meet and discuss their planned works.“We are not getting the meeting we are promised,” Cllr McMonagle said. “I made a request as the Cathaoirleach and not only did they (Irish Water) refuse, they didn’t even answer us. “If they have a work schedule and a timetable for works in Letterkenny, why can’t they come and speak to us?“It is not enough that we are being treated abysmally by Irish Water and our roads are crumbling around us,” he said.Cllr Ciaran Brogan added that it was a ‘dark and bad day’ when the town council was abolished due to the loss of discretionary money for roadworks in Letterkenny.“The highest volume of traffic in the North West is in Letterkenny, and we can’t fill potholes. All we are getting is a lip service and it’s not good enough.” Cllr McMonagle said Letterkenny has lost approximately €350,000 from its roads, and that other ways of sourcing money to make sure carriageways are safe should be looked at.“If Irish Water takes any longer, we’re not going to have roads, because the roads are crumbling around us,” Cllr McMonagle said.Irish Water has advised the council that they prepared to meet with Elected Members at their bi-monthly clinic. The council agreed to issue a further request to Irish Water to attend the next Letterkenny MD meeting and make the Director of Service aware of the Elected Members’ demands.Letterkenny’s crumbling roads are worsened by Irish Water silence, says Cathaoirleach was last modified: May 11th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CLLR GERRY MCMONAGLEIrish WaterLetterkenny Municipal Districtlast_img read more