Sliding to fifth, Teng grateful to get picked by Alaska

first_imgJeron Teng was picked fifth by Alaska in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJeron Teng falling to fifth in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft may have come as a surprise to some, but that’s the least of the 23-year-old’s concerns.“For me, it doesn’t matter when I was picked because I’m just happy making my dream to be a PBA player come true,” Teng, who was selected by Alaska, said. “Ever since I was young, I was looking to follow the footsteps of my dad. I’m happy that my name was called and went to a team that has a good reputation in Alaska.”ADVERTISEMENT And how fitting is it that the La Salle stalwart will start his professional career with the same franchise his dad Alvin last played for in 2002.“Everyone told me that in Alaska, they treat every one like family. So I’m happy that I’ll be part of the Alaska family here in the PBA,” the younger Teng said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHowever, the 6-foot-2 swingman knows being in the top five also comes with its own sets of responsibilities, one of which is to fill the void left by the departure of gunslinger Dondon Hontiveros.“I’m up for the challenge. But I know that I have to start from zero and I have to work for my minutes. If I have to, then I’ll do it, I’ll work hard even more. I want to prove myself here in the PBA and that’s what I’ll do. I’ll put more work into it,” he said. MOST READ 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Teng is also excited to play with Calvin Abueva.“We know the kind of player he is, and if you see your star player giving that much energy, it’s going to be infectious. I’m very excited to play for him.”One thing’s for sure, Teng won’t have much adjustments to make in learning the Aces’ defensive schemes especially its full-court press having played for Aldin Ayo, who is also known for his relentless ball pressure, at La Salle.“We’re also pressing hard in La Salle, so I think if we do that here in Alaska, it won’t be new to me,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kershaw buries head in hands as Astros dump Dodgers OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

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ELDERLY WOMEN DIED AFTER FAULTY COOKER GASSED THEM TO DEATH

first_imgTwo elderly Donegal women died from carbon monoxide poisoning after a grill door on a cooker was left closed.Friends and neighbours Annie “Nana” Gallagher, 84, and Sarah ‘Sally’ McDyer, 79, were found dead at Mrs Gallagher’s home in Glenties on September 24th, 2009.Mrs McDyer was found at the feet of Mrs Gallagher who was slumped in an armchair still holding a teacup by its handle. The joint-inquest into the deaths of the two women was held in Letterkenny today before coroner Dr Denis McCauley.It heard how Mary Gallagher, a daughter-in-law of one of the dead women, called in to check on her at her home in Derries, Glenties.Mary Gallagher said she had called in to see Annie Gallagher as she called to her several times a day.However the moment she saw her she said she knew there was something wrong and also smelled gas.She initially thought that the dead woman had a sleeping bag wrapped around her legs but discovered later that it was the body of her friend Sarah McDyer.She ran to alert her husband Joseph and also her children Joseph and Lisa who were outside their own home next door.Both women were taken to the morgue at Letterkenny Coroner’s Court where pathologist Dr Gerry O’Dowd carried out autopsies on both.Dr O’Dowd told the court that both women had died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.However much of the inquest dealt with claims surrounding allegations that the Flavel cooker which allegedly omitted the gas fumes was faulty.It was revealed that there have now been up to six deaths between Ireland and England directly connected to similar cookers.A fire investigation consultant Stephen Hammond called to the scene of the Donegal tragedy and carried out tests on behalf of the Commission for Energy Regulation.By turning on the cooker with the grill door opened and closed he found the level of gas emitted exceeded European standards.National Standards Authority officer Fergal Finn revealed his body and other bodies including the Commission for Energy Regulation and the National Consumer Agency to discuss the issue.The group then asked independent investigators ‘Burgoynes’ were asked then to carry out a report to examine if models of cookers made by Beko and distributed by Glen Dimplex between 2006 and 2008 may be faulty.This followed the death of a 21 year old French student Alexis Landry in Macroom in Co Cork on November 8th, 2008 which also involved a similar cooker.In total it was estimated that there was a total of 5,375 cookers involved.John Shine from the National Consumer Agency admitted it was not until December 23rd that it was deciced a product recall for the faulty cookers would be put in place.However he admitted that the NCA did not have the power to ensure that companies followed up on all these recalls of which there are 100 on average each year in Ireland.Mr Shine said product recall is notoriously difficult across EU and in some situation could be low single digits.“In an ideal world anything less than 100% is bad. In this situation which led to fatalities you can never get an acceptable figure unless that is 100% or every single cooker. You will never get everyone for a variety of reasons.“Some would have been on sale since 2003 and a certain number scrapped. There is difficulty in tracing consumers. In some situation consumers just don’t want to engage don’t want to know about it.”Solicitor for the families of the two dead women Frank Dorrian revealed that it was not until the Donegal tragedy in September 2009 that the National Consumer Agency stepped up their efforts for the recall of the cookers.He revealed that between the deaths on September 24th and February 2010 a total of 2,667 cookers were located across Ireland and of those 2,198 were modified.Barrister for Beko, Peter Nolan, said it was his client who took the lead in trying to contact all cooker owners before the tragedies in Co Donegal.He said they issued circulars, personal letters, television interviews, took out newspaper adverts and even set up a call-centre.Mr Shine also admitted that the NCA received up to five updates from Beko in their attempt to recall all the cookers.“What more could the company have done? I would have to put that the National Consumer Agency did not spend one penny and there was nothing more that could have ben done,” said Mr Nolan.Mr Shine from the NCA added that 1,300 of the cookers were still unaccounted for in Ireland but did not know how many were still in use.The inquest continues tomorrow.At hearing.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comELDERLY WOMEN DIED AFTER FAULTY COOKER GASSED THEM TO DEATH was last modified: December 9th, 2011 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:Annie GallagherBekoCoroner Dr Denis McCauleySarah McDyerlast_img read more

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