Teng raring to follow dad’s footsteps in PBA, hopes to team up with brother

first_imgAdamson thwarts UST, strengthens hold on third seed LATEST STORIES “I hope they’ll be impressed with my fitness,” he said, after wrapping up his run in the 2017 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine. “I’m taking my time with my conditioning and trying to learn everything I can. But I believe that I’m prepared physically and mentally. I worked hard preparing for this.”As for his brother, Jeron is optimistic that Jeric, who is currently a free agent after ending his contract with Kia, will find a new squad just in time for the 43rd season.He has one wish, though.“I hope we can be teammates,” he said.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 Jeron Teng. PBA IMAGESJeron Teng isn’t ruling out the possibility of teaming up or playing against brother Jeric as he enters the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.“If it happens that we’re opponents or teammates, we’re just up for it. If ever that happens, It’s going to be another blessing for us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coming off a triumphant run in La Salle, the younger Teng is expected to figure among the top players selected in the annual rookie proceedings.But his place on the draft board is the least of the 23-year-old’s concerns as his application for the pros  already allows him to realize his childhood dream of continuing his dad Alvin’s legacy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“For me, it doesn’t matter when I’ll be picked. Ever since I started basketball, it’s always my dream to follow my father’s footsteps so I’m just really excited to enter the league. Any team will do as long as I’ll be given a chance to play in the PBA,” he said.Teng is also hopeful that the scouts and coaches will take notice of his improved conditioning, noting that after graduating from his business management course, he really tried his earnest to be in his tip-top shape as he begins a new chapter in his basketball career. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more

Federal aid may be in pipeline to repair storm drain system

first_imgSome of the pipes already are beginning to deteriorate. Many will need to be relined and some will have to be replaced entirely, he added. Because of the aging system, the city has already experienced some minor failures of its storm drain system, including on Figures Street and on Greenworth Drive, he said. The Army Corps of Engineers will look at 11 sites in the city and recommend solutions to improve drainage. Most of the sites are in the southern part of La Mirada, although one is in the Foster Road area and another is near Creek Park. The study, which will cost $248,000, is expected to be completed by the end of this year, Forster said. Sanchez, D-Lakewood, praised Boxer for working to include the funding and the Senate for passing the bill. LA MIRADA – The city is now on track to receive up to $4million in federal funding to help replace an aging storm drain system that has already experienced some minor failures, officials announced this week. Rep. Linda Sanchez sought the funding, and Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., helped ensure it was included as part of a federal water resources bill, the Water Resources Development Act, which the Senate approved this week in a 91-4 vote. Although no cost estimate is yet available on repairing the system – a study by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers will help determine that later this year – $4 million in federal aid will help substantially, said Steve Forster, La Mirada’s public works director. “What has happened over the years is that we had corrugated metal pipes used in the storm drain system. They were supposed to have a life of 20 years, but many have been in place for 50 years,” he said. “This vote opens the door for bringing federal investments home for an innovative flood control system that will help protect homes in La Mirada from flood damage while also enhancing our environment,” she said in a written statement. First, however, Senate and House representatives must still meet in a conference committee to work out any differences between their respective water resources bills. The final bill must then be passed by both chambers before going to the president. But Sanchez appeared confident of passage. “This project will demonstrate that even small changes in the way we build our communities can create lasting benefits,” she said. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562)698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want 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