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Apopka officer honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Officer Ashley Eller of the Apopka Police Department was named the 2017 top honoree for MADD Hero for Drugged Driving Enforcement at a ceremony last week.On its Facebook page, the APD said this about Eller:“The Apopka Police Department would like to recognize one of our officers who has truly exemplified hard work and dedication to our community. Ofc Ashley Eller was awarded the 2017 top honoree for MADD Hero for Drugged Driving Enforcement. She has demonstrated a consistent passion for impaired driving enforcement. Ofc. Eller is the department’s go-to person for all DUI related incidents, especially when intoxicants (other than alcohol) may be involved. She has been a member of the department’s Traffic Homicide Unit for many years and in 2016 was certified as a DRE – Drug Recognition Expert. Ofc Eller never hesitates to look beyond alcohol as a contributing factor in DUI investigations. Her knowledge and expertise make her an invaluable asset to our agency and community. Great job Ashley, we are all proud of you!”Officer Eller was nominated by APD Officer, Officer Samuel Anderson of the APD nominated Eller for the honor. In his letter to MADD, he said this about his colleague: “Officer Eller has demonstrated a consistent passion for impaired driving enforcement. Officer Eller is our go-to person for all things DUI, especially when intoxicants other than alcohol may be involved.Officer Eller seeks and obtains advanced training, including completing the DRE course during 2016. Officer Eller also taught the NHTSA 24-hour SFSE course twice in 2016, and taught six new hire DUI enforcement classes in-house. Officer Eller conducted 21 DRE evaluations during 2016, including one medical rule-out for high blood sugar.Officer Eller has been a member of our Traffic/Traffic Homicide Unit for five years. Officer Eller never hesitates to look beyond alcohol as a contributing factor in DUI investigations. Her knowledge and expertise make her an invaluable asset to our agency and our Traffic Unit. We therefore nominate Officer Ashley Eller “MADD Hero for Drugged Driving Enforcement.”On its website, MADD congratulated Eller, and published this interview:“This year, we wanted to illustrate the significance of Mothers Against Drunk Driving State-Wide recognition and, most importantly, highlight the Heroes among us!In this interview, we feature Officer Ashley Eller with the Apopka Police Department.  Officer Eller was the 2017 top honoree for MADD Hero for Drugged Driving Enforcement. We recently met with Officer Eller and asked her for a bit more information.What was the significance/meaning of receiving Top Honoree at the 2017 MADD Florida Recognition Ceremony? For me, it’s been a passion project.  I became a DRE in 2016. Being nominated means that I am doing something right and making an impact in my community as well as honoring the DRE program.What was your reaction when you found out you were nominated?Honored doesn’t even begin to describe my reaction when I realized I was the top honoree.  I was on the same list as amazing DRE’s who are my heroes and mentors.  I mean ‘wow’!How did it feel when you found out you won?I thought I heard it wrong. Funny story; I didn’t buy my wife a ticket because I thought there was no way I was going to win this.  So, when they called my name, I thought my wife isn’t here, and boy am I in trouble, but at least Tim Cornelius, my hero, was in the audience.  As I was walking back to my seat after receiving the award, Tim stood up to congratulate and hug me. I had such a feeling of pride – one of the coolest things to happen to me. And, proud that someone of his caliber was happy that I received the award especially since I was a brand-new DRE!What led you to become a DRE? I believe in safer roadways and that drivers have a choice, and their choices affect others.  A big part for me was becoming a part of the Keri Anne DeMott Foundation.  Having people hear Bill DeMott share his story is changing lives and choices.  I believe that DRE’s inspire that.  I knew I wanted to be a DRE since 2006.  I did ride-a-longs with an old-time DRE and saw him make a difference. I wanted to be like him and be the change – hopefully making the world a better place.I owe a lot to the Keri Anne Demott Foundation.  They paid for me to attend the 2018 IPTM Symposium on Traffic Safety.   I want to make a difference for her.  My goal is to make 100 DUI arrests this year.  Her story inspires more cops than Bill will ever understand.If you could do one thing, leave one mark in the community, what would it be?I want to teach.  Education is empowerment –  it can change people.  Teach a cop or an offender, and it will change the world.  When I walk into my local hospital ER, the physician’s assistant will say, “Ok what are you going to teach me today.”  I enjoy teaching and hope to give people a better understanding of what we do as a DRE’s.  There is so much to having drugs in the body and why it’s unsafe; especially poly-drug use.  If I can educate and explain the complex job of a DRE, then I’ve done my job.  I like to watch young cops that I teach when their eyes get big as I explain DUI’s.  I mean, what are we here for if we don’t empower people?Will you be attending this year’s ceremony?Absolutely wouldn’t miss it.  I want to celebrate my brothers and sisters accomplishments!My biggest take away is education is empowerment – doing the right thing is always worth it; every single time. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Police DepartmentMothers Against Drunk DrivingOfficer Ashley Eller Previous articlePresent and former Apopka City Commissioners join LANGD BoardNext articleOrange County Sheriff’s Office needs your help Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Bush grandkids recall 41’s ‘incredibly goofy’ side

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — While he was the serious leader of the free world, to Ashley and Marshall Bush, former President George H.W. Bush was the lovable, joke-cracking granddad who attended their school plays and even had a cameo in one of their high school musicals.In an interview Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America, the two granddaughters of the 41st president of the United States, who died Friday at the age of 94, said the biggest lesson he taught them was “humility.”“A couple of years ago I sat down and asked him a few questions. I was just so struck by his humility at one question, in particular. I asked what had impacted him the most in his life and he talked about when he was a 20-year-old pilot and he teared up … and how that had sort of motivated and inspired him for the rest of his life,” Ashley Bush, 29, told ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.She recalled her grandfather and grandmother, former first lady Barbara Bush, who died in April, always being there to support them.“I mean, our grandfather belonged, of course, to us, but also to the world,” said Ashley Bush, 29, the daughter of Neil Bush. “But yet he would have these moments and come to our plays and even make cameos in our high school musical. It’s very grounded. While he was part of the whole world, he was very grounded and certainly made us all feel very loved and made us feel very special.”Marshall Bush, 32, the daughter of the Marvin Bush, recalled visiting her grandparents in Washington.“As crazy as it sounds, it was very normal for me because when I was born he was in the vice president’s house, and then from about 3 to 7 [year old], he was in the White House,” Marshall Bush said. “So, really to me, and again it’s completely bizarre, but the White House was just my grandfather’s house, my grandparents’ house, where they lived and where I went and hung out with them, went swimming in their pool and played with their dogs. It was normal life to me. It’s just how it was, like anyone going to see their grandparents, with a little extra security.”Marshall described being at her grandfather’s bedside with family and close family friends when the former president took his last breath.“It was just really peaceful,” she said. “I was so happy that I could be there for him and with my family and our closest family friends and just be able to make sure that he knew we were there, he knew we loved him. [We] just comforted him as much as we could and tried and make the very last part of his life as comfortable and loving as he made ours.”Both granddaughters, among the former president’s 14 grandchildren, said they’ll miss his “incredibly goofy side.”“He did a lot of silly, completely ridiculous things just to make sure that we were all smiling and laughing, and having fun,” Marshall said.Ashley added: “He always tried to make us laugh. I feel like, ’till the end, he was cracking jokes.”Marshall said she is “unbelievably lucky” to have had such a granddad.“I could not have had a better influence or really a partner in life,” she said. “He supported us … in every single thing we did. As silly as it was, from our school plays to just having a tough day, he was always there to listen and always there to love.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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From lecture to comedy sketch

first_img Samuel Fisch ’20 and Lance Oppenheim ’19 capture Arts First and the student experience of the arts on campus From the Everglades to Tribeca Improv can boost social and professional skills, students find Students see professors stand up in front of a class every day, but they don’t often see them do stand-up onstage. In spring, the Harvard College Stand Up Comic Society changed that with the first Harvard faculty comedy showcase.Faculty members and deans wrote jokes and learned how to channel their classroom expertise into a stage performance. Students from the Stand Up Comic Society coached them, helping finesse their routines.“This is eight members of faculty who are volunteering several things,” said one of the participants, Andrew Berry, a lecturer in organismic and evolutionary biology. “Their time, their effort — and their pride. Because this is inevitably going to be a case of humiliation — for a good cause.”The inaugural Faculty Lounge raised more than $2,000 for area homeless shelters, and the student group has since made it an annual event.,“Eight members of faculty … are volunteering several things. Their time, their effort — and their pride.” — Andrew Berry,Related Heard the one about the comedy writer? ‘While other kids were going out for sports teams and trading ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ cards, I was already a 40-year-old, fedora-wearing film snob’ center_img For more than just laughs Instagram takeover: Students highlight the arts on Harvard’s account Nell Scovell ’82 schools students in the art of joke writing The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

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Jakarta’s poor at risk as city drags feet on COVID-19 social assistance

first_imgBut with an additional 2.6 million recipients added to the tally, Anies said the administration would require approximately 10 days to complete their credentials – another massive undertaking.“Not all of them have a Jakarta identity card. Some are not even registered as beneficiaries of the social assistance program,” he said, adding that the administration would use data it had been collecting through the One Jakarta program, which employs the Family Welfare Movement (PKK) to collect household data.Meanwhile, the Social Affairs Ministry’s director general for social empowerment, Pepen Nazarudin, said the ministry was still waiting on the details of the beneficiaries.“The Jakarta administration is to inform us about the data before we will review it. We’ll convey the data to the President as soon as possible,” Pepen told The Jakarta Post.The disbursement mechanism remains unclear but Pepen insisted it would abide by the physical distancing rules mandated by the government, hopeful of avoiding the rush and the long lines that often come with the distribution of staple food packages.Flora Aninditya, a researcher at the University of Indonesia Economics and Business School’s Demographics Institute, emphasized that while speeding up the collection of data was important, the safety of the officers should be of utmost importance during an outbreak.“There should be a protocol to ensure the safety of data collectors who go out into the field, while operational incentives like covered transportation costs or phone credits should also be provided,” she told the Post on Friday.Read also: Indonesia’s strategy to combat COVID-19: What we know so farSeparately, Foundation of the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (YLBHI) chairwoman Asfinawati deplored the Jakarta government’s “late” decision to set up a social safety net one month after the first COVID-19 infection was confirmed in the capital.She claimed that many people had lost income and could potentially fall deeper into poverty due to the government’s failure to identify risks and prepare mitigation strategies before measures to curb the spread of the virus were put in place.“The risks should have been identified well in advance,” she said.Jakarta RT/RW Forum chairman Muhammad Irsyad said he was worried that low-income groups would no longer heed the government’s call to stay indoors as uncertainty over their basic needs are thrown into doubt.“Though I’ve seen residents obey the call [for physical distancing] for the past two weeks, they will eventually want to go out to find ways [to make money],” he said. “But residents may feel more at ease if they know it [social assistance] is available.”The severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in the capital has triggered an outpouring of solidarity from individuals, community organizations, companies and government agencies that have gathered donations for the poor and provided protective gear for medical workers on the frontline.Meanwhile, communities in Jakarta’s slums have reportedly begun producing their own antiseptic liquid for local use.“These are truly very good initiatives to have as a nation, but they could also be seen as a corrective measure to make up for the failure of the state,” Asfinawati said.Wahyudi Djafar, deputy director of the Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM), said that collective efforts to handle the outbreak should always be led by the government.“The government should have been able to produce a map for people to track, for instance, where there is a shortage of protective equipment, so donations and other resources can be equally distributed,” he said.Jakarta, currently the country’s epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, had reported 958 confirmed cases and 96 deaths as of Friday afternoon.Topics : Fast forward to Thursday, at a teleconference meeting with Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, Anies announced that the number of beneficiaries had jumped to 3.7 million people due to a greater share of the population, comprising poor and vulnerable groups, dropping deeper into poverty.“They [people in the vulnerable bracket] still earn a living, but once the economy contracts, they will have lost all of their income,” he said, pointing to street vendors and ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers as prime examples of this group.Read also: 70 million informal workers most vulnerable during pandemicThe governor has revealed that beneficiaries would be receiving Rp 1 million (US$60.45) in subsidies per household per month for April and May. The Social Affairs Ministry, which is set to allocate Rp. 4.57 trillion to the social assistance program, would be footing a larger chunk of each subsidy of Rp 880,000, while the remainder will be taken out of the city’s budget. The Jakarta administration’s sluggish delivery of crucial social assistance funds in response to the COVID-19 outbreak is putting the city’s underprivileged citizens at a higher risk of slipping into destitution the longer the crisis stretches on.On March 20, five days after the city started closing down schools and tourist destinations to curb the spread of the disease, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said that the administration would be disbursing social assistance to 1.1 million registered beneficiaries.At the time, Jakarta officials were still formulating the amount and method of disbursement.last_img read more

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Now,Italian fans have taken to racially abusing white players as well!

first_imgAdvertisement 4hNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs69Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8k47bn( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) pg2hWould you ever consider trying this?😱b2Can your students do this? 🌚kwzhRoller skating! Powered by Firework In the match between Juventus and Brescia, a group of fans racially abused Miralem Pjanic. The group of fans called Pjanic as ‘gypsy of m….’ on Tuesday during the match. The racist comments about the players are not new in Italian football these days. However, very few times white players have been racially abused and this has been one of those rare incidents.Advertisement Juventus won the match against Brescia and Miralem Pjanic scored the winning goal for the Italian side. It was his way of responding to the racist comments made by the group of fans. The racism is continuing to increase in Italian football. Few days back Romelu Lukaku was abused badly in the field.Advertisement According to the President of FIFA Infantino, racism is unacceptable. Juventus are currently at the 2nd position in the League table in Serie A with 13 points in 5 matches so far. Inter Milan are at the top of the table with 5 wins in 5 matches so far. The competition in Serie A is increasing and that is a good sign for football. However, the way racism is also increasing in Italian football, the time has come to take some strong actions against the set of fans making those comments.Manchester City fan charged with racially abusing his own team’s star playerAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Atoning

first_imgYes, I admit I am a weakling. Ask my good friends and family and they will attest to my lack of physical strength. I’ve made a second career of avoiding exercise, albeit a poor one. It’s a job without payoff or benefits and while I might have been working hard at avoiding hard workouts, my body has paid the price. I was tone deaf.But not any longer. A few weeks ago I began my latest mission — strength training and cardio workouts with my personal trainer Jenny Costello. Everyone should have someone like Jenny. She cares about my nutrition and how I feel overall, she motivates and inspires me. I was at a point in my life where it no longer made sense to avoid a structured exercise routine. Hiring Jenny made complete sense. It was an investment in me — in my well being.Jenny and I were a natural pairing from the start. And knowing how I love a good story, Jenny had one. A resourceful person, she made a career change from finance to fitness so that she could be closer to home to care for her young children. She turned her passion into a business. I love that kind of story.My recent dedication to fitness has helped in all areas of my life. I’m enjoying more of what I took for granted for many years: preserving the precious gift of living well. We all deserve this.Here’s to progress.For more information about Jenny Costello’s personal training sessions and boot camps, call (732) 778-2385.Please e-mail me at [email protected]last_img read more

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Want to take part in Donegal’s most scenic (and fun) 5K?

first_imgWell-known Donegal couple Maria and Danny Ryan are on a mission again.It’s a mission with two aims – to help people stay active and fit and to allow them to discover the beauty of one of Donegal’s most beautiful places, Innishboffin island.The couple, along with their family, have once again organised a 5k fun run or walk on the island this Saturday. Hopefully, they’ll be blessed with some good weather and all details of the event including boat times, etc are contained in the accompanying poster.Want to take part in Donegal’s most scenic (and fun) 5K? was last modified: July 2nd, 2019 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)last_img read more

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Humboldt State softball’s season comes to an end with 5-1 loss to Armstrong State at Nationals

first_imgNearly every inning Humboldt State and Armstrong State played against one another at Nationals a year ago, there was little separation between the two, with one-run games and plenty of nail-biting moments seemingly the norm.On Saturday, it was the same kind of story.Except this time around, one swing of the bat made all of the difference.Tazha Williams’ grand slam to right-center field off Humboldt State ace Madison Williams broke a scoreless deadlock in the top seventh and propelled …last_img read more

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House Committee Tackles Refinery Waiver

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — Siouxland Energy Cooperative in Iowa has experienced firsthand the recent ups and downs of the Renewable Fuel Standard.When the EPA granted 31 new small-refinery exemptions on August 9, it was the final straw for the corn-ethanol plant. Company officials were left with no choice but to shut down production.The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce on Tuesday examined the effects 85 small-refinery exemptions have had on biofuels and agriculture since 2016, during a hearing on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019.The legislation would, among other things, require the EPA to make available more information on refinery exemptions.In recent weeks Siouxland Energy has returned to 50% production thanks to a change in the plant’s carbon emissions score from the California Air Resources Board. The change opened the California market to the Midwest producer.Primghar, Iowa, farmer Kelly Nieuwenhuis, president of Siouxland Energy, told the committee increased transparency on the exemptions process would help.“We’ve had farm subsidies and everyone sitting in this room can go online and see how much I’ve seen in farm subsidies,” Nieuwenhuis said. “I think small-refinery exemptions should be transparent.”Biofuels and agriculture interests say the more than 4 billion gallons in lost biofuels blending between 2016 and 2018, led to a fall in the volume of ethanol gallons blended in the United States for the first time in about 20 years.WAIVERS IN PUBLICCommittee Chairman Rep. Frank Pallone, D-New Jersey, said EPA decisions on exemptions should be made in the public eye because they are “far too consequential.“President Trump is pitting farmers and refiners against each other to the detriment of all stakeholders and consumers,” he said. “As a result, the RFS does not appear to be working the way it should for anyone involved.”Biofuels and agriculture groups point to the expansion of approved waivers as a reason for lost biofuels demand.During the hearing Chet Thompson, president and chief executive officer of the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, said data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration show the blend rate is at its highest level in history at 10.2% — effectively undermining claims of lost demand.“Contrary to the premise of today’s hearing and much of the narrative around this issue, however, small-refinery waivers have not had any demonstrable impact on domestic biofuels demand, which is at or near record highs,” Thompson said.“In fact, until recently, the administration’s RFS policy reduced compliance costs while enabling record biofuel use. EPA recently departed from this balance with a proposed reallocation that amounts to nothing more than an unjustified increase in the regulatory burden for non-exempt parties.”PLANTS SHUTTING DOWNRenewable Fuels Association President and Chief Executive Officer Geoff Cooper countered by pointing to the fact 19 ethanol plants have halted production as a result of small-refinery exemptions and historically low margins.The slowdown in production at those plants has affected about 700 direct jobs and about 2,800 indirect jobs, Cooper said.“In response to sustained weak or negative margins, ethanol plants have been forced to idle or shut down permanently,” he said.“Since the spring of 2018 — when the public began to recognize EPA’s massive expansion of the SRE program — at least 19 ethanol plants with combined production capacity of about 1.1 billion gallons have temporarily idled production or permanently closed. When an ethanol plant goes down, the local community suffers. The idling of an ethanol plant — even if temporary — sends damaging shockwaves throughout the entire community in which the facility operates, including lost jobs, the immediate loss of a local market for corn, and a sudden drop in local corn prices.”As president of Siouxland Energy, Nieuwenhuis said he was put in a tough spot when EPA announced the 31 exemptions in August.“Each year our plant produces up to 90 million gallons of clean, renewable biofuel,” he said.“And nearly all the corn I produce on my 2,100 acres is normally sold to this ethanol plant. Because of EPA’s actions to help pad the oil industry’s bottom line at the expense of farmers and biofuel producers, about six weeks ago, we had to make the hard decision to shut our local plant down and shut off a key local market for hundreds of farmers, including myself. Our plant has been operating for two decades — including throughout the great recession — without ever having to shut down operations.”On Oct. 15, the EPA announced a supplemental proposal to the 2020 renewable volume obligations rule, designed to account for small-refinery exemptions for 2020. The EPA proposed using average numbers from the U.S. Department of Energy on exempted gallons that come in far below actual waived gallons.Gene Gebolys, founder, president and chief executive officer of biodiesel producer World Energy, said his company has experienced the ill effects of small-refinery exemptions.“The impact on the industry is devastating,” he said.“World Energy, alone, has been forced to close three facilities, impacting more than 100 workers. EPA’s recent proposal to estimate small-refinery exemptions in 2020 will never make up for its past demand destruction. When EPA finalizes its 2020 renewable fuel obligations rule by the end of this year, it must fully account for small-refinery exemptions, or industry contraction and job losses will continue throughout the biofuels and broader agricultural economy.”The EPA is holding a public hearing in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on Wednesday on the agency’s latest supplemental proposal to the RFS.Todd Neeley can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @toddneeleyDTN(CCSK)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Hornets’ Batum says some French fans celebrating his injury

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Batum had played for the French team each year since he was a teenager, but passed on the experience this summer to instead prepare for Charlotte’s season. Now, he’ll miss at least six to eight weeks with a torn ligament in his left elbow.“I know (some) people in France are happy about it; that’s the sad part,” Batum said. “Really, for real. I got on stuff and people are happy like I deserve it. … Trust me, I get those reactions on social media.”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 shutoutBut he quickly added, “I (also) got a lot of support from France and here.”It was perplexing to the nine-year NBA pro that some fans rejoiced in his misfortune. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Batum had been dedicated to the French team and said he struggled with the decision to forego international play.Following Charlotte’s 36-46 season, though, he felt he needed to focus on getting the Hornets back to the playoffs — especially after receiving a $120 million contract in 2016.Still, a big part of his heart remains with the French squad.In 2009, Batum hurt his shoulder during training camp working out for France. When he returned to Portland to prepare for the NBA season with the Trail Blazers, Batum said he was told he needed surgery.“I said, ‘No! I’ve got to play Eurobasket.’” Batum said.ADVERTISEMENT And he did.When he returned to Portland, he hurt the shoulder again and missed four months of the NBA season.Now, he’s working through an elbow injury he sustained Wednesday night in a preseason game.Batum will see a specialist in Dallas on Monday to determine whether he needs surgery. The right-handed shooter has been told he won’t miss the entire season, even if he requires an operation.“It’s my left arm, so that’s good,” Batum said.Jeremy Lamb is expected to start for Batum. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Nicolas Batum of the Charlotte Hornets reacts after a play during their game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Spectrum Center on November 2, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, N.C. — After deciding not to play for the French national team this summer, Hornets guard Nic Batum has apparently lost the support of some countrymen.Batum said Friday that some fans in his native France are celebrating his recent injury and taunting him on social media.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Racela says he didn’t start verbal joust against Chua LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View commentslast_img read more

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