Glen Rice Jr. wants consistency from TNT after dropping semis opener

first_imgPBA IMAGESTNT import Glen Rice Jr. isn’t too concerned with the way his team got whipped by Ginebra in Game 1 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals.Instead, Rice is already looking forward to Game 2 with the KaTropa eyeing to level the series.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybody OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I just feel sometimes that we bring little bit of energy and sometimes we don’t. Even in the first game versus Rain or Shine, our energy wasn’t the best. So I think it’s something that we need to continue to work on — consistency,” he said.“We can’t have one game when we blow somebody out and in the next game we get blown out. It doesn’t work like that. We got to be consistent and if we lose, we lose, but we gonna lose playing the way that we play, which is playing hard.”Rice said the loss was still a hard pill to swallow for any team. But he added there’s no time to sulk as with only little time to prepare for Wednesday’s Game 2 in Batangas.“It’s gonna be hard when you lose like that,” he said. “There’s probably so many things that I would be looking at the film see what went wrong. But they were the better team tonight and I got to tip my hat to them. I guess they strategized better, they played better, they knocked down more shots, they defended better.“But that’s the good thing about the playoffs. You got to win best-of-5. It’s not one game and lost so we just got to get back, watch the film, we’ll talk about it as a team tomorrow. We got to figure out a way where we can strive to do and play better on Wednesday.”ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:22The decision on the Maguindanao Massacre case00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “It don’t matter how much we lost. That’s the great thing about the playoffs. We could have lost by a buzzer-beater or we could have lost by 30, but it’s still a best-of-five series,” he said, shrugging off the KaTropa’s humbling 121-94 Game 1 defeat to the Gin Kings on Monday.Rice fought valiantly for his side, collecting 26 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and three steals, but failed to get much support from his teammates except for Jayson Castro and Roger Pogoy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAlso making it hard for the KaTropa was their 22 turnovers.Rice doesn’t seem to be alarmed despite TNT suffering a 27-point beatdown, but he’d like to see his team play with more energy starting Game 2. Gin Kings exact revenge, expect tougher Game 2 vs KaTropa View commentslast_img read more

Amara Konneh Shifts Blame

first_imgFinance Minister Amara Konneh has blamed government revenue generating entities for the current state of budget recast the country is experiencing.Appearing before plenary of the House of Representatives Tuesday, 21 January in Monrovia, Minister Konneh blamed revenue generating entities like Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), National Port Authority (NPA) and Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) and others for playing active roles in the ‘poor collection’ of revenue to support the approved National Budget 2013/2014 Fiscal year.Konneh noted that amongst a series of outstanding revenues, US$3 million from LPRC, US$1 million from NPA and US$3 million that should have been remitted to the National envelop are yet to be realized.He announced that there remains a “serious task evasion” by many costumers inclusive of private entities ranging from real estate tax and income. Konneh then said, “We are beginning a massive tax collection campaign Wednesday, [January 22,] and I want the Legislature [to] help us achieve this.”The Finance boss disclosed that out of US$296.5 million estimated to be collected in support of the budget; only 278.8 million has been collected, amounting to a US$17 million shortfall.“We are expected to collect US$303 million by June 30 of this year,” he pointed out.In furtherance of that, the awarding-winning Finance Minister revealed that US$68.6 million has been realized as “delay envelop,” maintaining that there was no need to panic as the economy is in good shape. Minister Konneh also associated the budget- shortfall to government domestic debt owed contractors particularly in the construction sector to the tune of US$33 million; a move he said is responsible for the delay in the completion of several road projects across the country.  He announced that despite challenges faced by his regime in generating the requisite resources needed to support the budget, National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) is up to speed with its commitment to the budget and has provided US$6 million of the US$8 million projected. The Finance boss’ appearance was predicated on a communication addressed to the plenary by Margibi County Representative Emmanuel Nuquay requesting the presence of Mr. Konneh before plenary to speak to several revenue issues affecting the economy.Defending his economic policy, Konneh insisted that Liberia’s economy is stable and remains one of the best in the sub-regions with inflation at 8.5%, an assertion many lawmakers dismissed.Meanwhile, Minister Konneh announced that Liberia has projected US$2 billion in order to stabilize the economy and provide basic social services to the Liberian people. How and when such projections will be achievable was not disclosed. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pres. Weah Holds Talks with Visiting US Delegation

first_imgPresident Weah (far left) with members of the U.S. delegation as well as members of his cabinetPresident George Weah on Thursday, June 27, 2019 welcomed a delegation of the United States Government to a meeting at his Foreign Ministry’s office, stressing a need for enhanced bilateral cooperation, coordination and collaboration between Liberia and the United States, an Executive Mansion release said.According to the release, the U.S. delegation was headed by Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Culture Affairs Bureau, and included, among others, Ambassador Christine Elder, as well as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Anthony Chan.President Weah used the meeting to accentuate the historic relations between Liberia and the United States, describing the US as Liberia’s staunchest ally.He told the delegation that despite the prevailing challenges facing Liberia, his government was fully prepared to deliver on deliverables of its flagship program, the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD), which places premium on education, health, agriculture, and youth empowerment.Weah acknowledged the longstanding contributions of the United States of America in Liberia’s quest to build sustainable peace, democracy and a vibrant economy, noting that his government finds true partnership in the U.S. towards tackling Liberia’s challenges in the days and years ahead.“We have challenges everywhere that we as allies and partners need to address,” the President told the U.S. Government delegation. He said in addition to iron ore and rubber, which are the major exports of the country, Liberia has great potential in other sectors, including palm oil, timber and cocoa.President Weah also said most Liberian youths are being consumed by substance abuse and that “these young people need rehabilitation and reintegration, as well as vocational and technical training, in order to avert a looming human capacity deficit in the country.”Marie Royce, speaking on behalf of the delegation, said the U.S. is always willing to work with Liberia in addressing some of the challenges facing the country towards sustainable peace and development.“I am in the country to meet with key partners in the areas of education, culture and tourism,” she briefed President Weah.Madam Royce added, “I will be holding separate meetings and making some presentations as well.”She also promised to provide an opportunity for leadership, including Fulbright and Humphrey Fellows exchange programs between Liberia and the US.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

No election matters on parliamentary agenda

first_img…sitting set for April 26As the coalition Government prepares to return to the National Assembly next week following a hiatus pending the outcome of the cases filed against the Opposition’s No-Confidence Motion in the local courts, there is nothing listed on the parliamentary agenda regarding funding for the continuation of preparations for elections.Following the Appeal Court’s ruling that the motion was invalidly passed, President David Granger had said that Government will still continue with preparations for General and Regional Elections and ensure that the Guyana Election Commission (GECOM) is in a state of readiness to hold polls, even as they await a final decision from the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) before which the matter is currently being deliberated. “We are going to go back to Parliament and make requests to ensure that GECOM has everything it needs. We are committed to having clean elections, credible elections in this country and as I said, I will engage GECOM to ensure that the request made to me by the Chairman is satisfied,” President Granger had told reporters last month.However, this commitment is not reflected in the parliamentary agenda, which was sent out on Wednesday.Following the Head of State’s commitment, Government spokesperson, Minister of State Joseph Harmon had subsequently explained that the upcoming sitting, which was initially announced as April 11, was not to exclusively deal with funding for the elections body. In fact, he had outlined that there was a process to follow before the matter can be brought in the National Assembly for approval.Since the Court of Appeal’s ruling on March 22 that the No-confidence Motion was invalidly passed on December 21, 2018, because it required an “absolute” majority of 34 votes, calls have been mounting from various stakeholder bodies for the elections body not to abandon plans to prepare for polls so that it is ready whenever elections are due.Prior to last month’s ruling, GECOM had indicated that it cannot hold elections before the March deadline and has voted to do house-to-house registration, which will conclude in November. In fact, GECOM Chairman, Justice James Patterson, in a letter to the Head of State informed him that polls cannot be held before late November 2019.Justice Patterson explained in the correspondence that since the elections body is continuing with its normal work programme, that is, the holding of house-to-house registration, it will need some $3.5 billion to host elections and as such, “no election date should be contemplated less than five months after these funds are placed at the disposal of and under the control of GECOM”.Meanwhile, GECOM has already rolled out its 2019 work programme, commencing with training for the house-to-house registration expected in June. However, legal proceedings have been filed against GECOM and Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield, to restrain them from going ahead with the registration which could see overseas-based Guyanese being disenfranchised from voting.Nevertheless, with regards to the agenda for the April 26 sitting of the National Assembly, the Interception of Communication (Amendment) Bill 2019 – Bill No 1/2019 is among several bills for Introduction and First Reading.The Act, which deals with wiretapping and the interception, acquisition and disclosure of data from protected communications, is seeking to include additional grounds for such interceptions.However, even as Government prepares for the recommencement of parliamentary sitting, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Opposition has since indicated that they will not participate in any of the National Assembly sittings until the Caribbean Court of Justice rules on its challenge of the Appeal Court’s decisions.Lawyers representing Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo are asking the regional court to restore the ruling of the chief justice, who upheld the passage of the No-confidence Motion with a 33 majority. Those hearings are scheduled to be heard in the coming weeks.last_img read more

Guyana-Suriname ferry out of service

first_imgThe MV Canawaima Ferry (MoPI photo)The MV Canawaima Ferry has encountered technical issues and will not ply the Moleson Creek, Guyana – Nickerie, Suriname route in the coming days to facilitate the necessary rehabilitation works.The services of the ferry were officially suspended on Monday until further notice.Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson told Guyana Times that the vessel was being powered by a tug for some time now which has encountered some issues.“It was being powered by a tug for quite some while and the Surinamese, they have to conduct some repairs because the tug, of course, developed some problems yesterday (Sunday) so we are looking at alternative methods right now,” he explained.The Minister noted that the Ministry will work hard to ensure that an alternative is put in place as soon as possible. He was unable to say how much the rehabilitation project would cost since the Surinamese, he said, will be responsible for rectifying the issues.Patterson noted, “The Surinamese have quotations we don’t have it. As part of the agreement, they have to pay for those so it being done from their side…but we are hoping to resume services as soon as possible”.He was also unable to say how long the service would be down given the fact that Surinamese will be working on the boat.Meanwhile, Terminal Manager Gale Culley-Greene is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying that the Canawaima Ferry has been experiencing mechanical difficulties for some time and a decision was taken to have the vessel assessed and repaired.She further disclosed that if the Canawaima Ferry is docked, a replacement vessel would be sourced. The matter is engaging the attention of both Guyanese and Surinamese authorities.Persons who would like more information on the ferry service can contact 339-2744/ 339-2787 for more information.The Canawaima Ferry Service Inc was introduced to Guyana on October 28, 1998, under the Companies Act Number 29 of 1991 of the Laws of Guyana. It is jointly owned by the Governments of Guyana and Suriname as each country owns 50 per cent of the issued share capital.Just recently the Government spent some $488 million to rehabilitate the MV Kimbia which serviced communities along the Berbice River and the North West District.Only two years ago, the Government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) reported that major upgrades were ongoing at the Guyana-Suriname ferry service.Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Ferguson had told the DPI that those included repairs to the manager’s office and VIP lounge, removal of vents and installation of doors, removal of windows, repairs to the washroom and waiting area and some other works in the canteen and waiting area.The project, which commenced on May 30, 2017, was executed to the tune of $9.2 million by Kascon Engineering Services from Region Six.last_img read more

FIDE presidential candidate slated to visit Guyana

first_img…Grand Master advocates for his opponentThe Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) will have a difficult decision to make when they are called on to cast their ballot for the next president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) at the 43rd Olympiad slated for Batumi, Georgia next month.President of the Guyana Chess Federation James Bond (left) and Moldovan Grand Master Victor BologanGeorgios Makropoulos who is one of the presidential candidates has already made advances for a visit to Guyana sometime in the near future. This revelation was made by the GCF President Attorney-at-Law James Bond during the visit of Moldovan Grand Master Victor Bologan.“Georgios Makropoulos, he is also scheduled to visit us and this is whether or not he wins or loses in the FIDE congress in the elections coming up,” Bond boldly stated.On the other hand, as a part of the Grand Master’s visit, he took the time to make a case for Makropoulos’ opponent in the presidential race Arkady Dvorkovich. Dvorkovich who has an impressive resume in both chess and politics, stood as the deputy prime minister of Russia, heads an organizing committee for FIFA, and has family ties in the world of chess. As such Bologan is a part of his team and presented some of the plans that Dvorkovich has for chess.“Dvorkovich is a very well connected person he knows prime ministers, presidents, CEOs of most global corporations and he already has commitment from them for 3M Euros budget for a development fund.”He went on to explain, “If he distributes it to 150 countries who are in the development stage, then you will have about 20,000 Euros per year as support. And this is the minimum he’s guaranteeing if he’s elected for the next four years.”Bologan blatantly admitted that there has been speculation about Russian ties, and took the time to clear the air on that issue as well. “There is a big concern about Russian money, Russian influence, Russian politics, our opponents they love this rhetoric. But if you look at his team, it’s completely international. The team is strong not only from a management point but also a grand master point of view,” the grand master said.Touching on the civility that the Federation wants to uphold President Bond noted that he is planning on upkeeping a great relationship with both sides. “And that is the relationship I intend to establish with Grand master Bologan. That even if Mr. Dvorkovich does not win there is still that relationship between us.”Not allowing himself to disclose who the Federation would be voting for, Bond concluded that the decision will be based on what is best for the Federation and the development of Chess in Guyana. “However we believe that the when the executive committee sits and discusses, we’re here to listen to ideas and listen to the pitch and then we will of course cast our ballot as to who we think has the best interest of Guyana’s federation at heart.”last_img read more

How is that possible?! Five stats from this season that tell a surprising story

first_img 2. The best defence in the division in the worst team – Italian club Pisa conceded the fewest number of goals in the Italian second division, but were relegated having finished rock bottom! In 40 games, the club let in just 33 goals under the management of Gennaro Gattuso. 5 Football is awash with statistics these days, but they don’t always give you the full story.We’ve picked out five stats from this campaign that, on the surface, would seem to point in one direction.But when you look a little closer, they take a surprising twist. 3. The most unpopular champions in the world – Monaco are top of Ligue 1 and on the verge of winning a first title since 2000, but they have the lowest average attendance in the French top flight (9,002). 1. The most pointless unbeaten run – click right for another four surprising stories behind the stats – When Man United began their 25-game unbeaten Premier League run in October 2017 they were six points behind third-placed Liverpool. Six months and a Liverpool collapse later – the Merseysiders won once in seven games in January and February – United are five points behind third-placed Liverpool. 5 5 5 5 4. A successful side that conceded more than they scored – Huddersfield are the first team in 26 years to qualify for the Championship play-offs with a negative goal difference. The Terriers finished the regular league campaign with a GD of -2, having scored 56 goals but conceded 58. That is 12 worse than 10th placed Brentford, who finished 17 points behind Huddersfield. 5. No substitute for his creativity – Cesc Fabregas is Chelsea’s leading assist provider this season, with 11, despite only making 11 starts from a possible 35 Premier League games.last_img read more

DONEGAL MINORS BLOW ANTRIM AWAY IN STUNNING CLONES PERFORMANCE

first_imgConnors: Had superb game todayDONEGAL’S Minors are through to the Ulster Championship Final after a stunning second half display which blew away opponents Antrim today.Declan Bonner’s side won 2-19 to 1-10 to take the county to our first minor final since 2006.Donegal had been edgy in the first half, sending too many shots short. Keeper Danny Rodgers pulled off two fine saves for Donegal to prevent certain goals; that coupled with a late first half goal by sub Ethan O’Donnell helped Donegal to a 1-07 to 0-06 lead at the break.But Donegal made no mistakes in the second half with Downings man Lorcan Connors having a fine game.He with Jamie Brennan and O’Donnell were the star performers in the second half, Brennan hitting the second goal early on to deflate the Antrim challenge.Keeper Rodgers was also in star form – saving three certain goal chances throughout the game.  DONEGAL MINORS BLOW ANTRIM AWAY IN STUNNING CLONES PERFORMANCE was last modified: June 22nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:AntrimClonesDonegal minorssemi-finallast_img read more

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: FEMALE TRAINING MYTHS

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: A few weeks ago, I discussed a few myths regarding weight loss. You can read that here.Today I am going to lay out a few myths that just won’t seem to die when it comes to women and training.1.“Women shouldn’t lift heavy weights.”  This is something that I hear on a daily basis.The usual line goes ‘I don’t want to lift weights because I don’t want to get too bulky. I just want to tone up.”That ‘toned’ look that nearly every woman wants is the result of a low level of body fat and an increase in muscle.Lifting lighter weights for higher repetitions will not ‘tone’ and shape your muscles. There is simply not enough stimulus for the muscle. Ladies, you are not going to wake up one morning , look in the mirror and say, ‘Whoops! I went and got too big’. It’s never going to happen.2.‘’You can ‘Spot Reduce’ fat’’:What I mean by ‘spot reduce’ is the idea that if you don’t like your tummy, then all you have to do is a load of sit ups and you will only burn fat on your tummy.The body doesn’t work that way I’m afraid.You cannot burn fat from only one area of the body. When you eat right and train, you will lose fat from all over your body. If you naturally carry fat in a particular area of your body, then this will be the hardest to lose it from.Get a sound nutrition and training plan and this will help speed up the process.3.“Sit ups burn fat”:Sit ups do not burn fat. 4.“Doing hours of cardio will get you the body you want.”Every day, I see people who want to get in shape coming into the gym, going through the same cardio machines day in and day out but getting nowhere.If you enjoy it, keep doing it.If you want to change the shape of your body, you don’t necessarily need cardio to begin with, but you absolutely need to weight train.Your diet will govern your weight loss; the right training will help you get to where you want when it comes to the shape of your body.5.“Women need to train differently from men!”There is absolutely no reason that women should train differently from men.In fact, doing bigger compound exercises like squats, push ups, lunges, pull ups and deadlifts will have a better effect than isolation exercises like leg extensions, bicep curls and triceps kickbacks.These bigger exercises allow you to move more weight so you are stimulating more muscle, which will help you get better results.6.“Muscle will turn to fat when you stop training!”This is impossible. Muscle cannot turn to fat.That’s like saying a toaster can turn into a kettle. They are two completely different things.If you stop training and over eat calories, you may lose some muscle mass and gain some body fat, but you can easily rectify this with a few tweaks to your diet and by starting training again.7.‘’If you lift weights, you will gain weight’’Muscle does not weigh more than fat.A pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat.However, muscle takes up much less surface area, so your weight on the scales might not change that much, but your clothes could fit much better and the shape of your body could drastically change for the better.If you have any question on starting weight training or for getting a program based on your starting point, contact me through the link below.#TrainSmarthttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: FEMALE TRAINING MYTHS was last modified: March 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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:emmet rushefemale training mythsfitness columnlast_img read more

Orange still has appeal

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Transportation officials said Monday that ridership on the San Fernando Valley bus line remains strong at between 10,000 and 12,000 commuters per weekday, with 16,000 riders per weekend. In the first 10 days after the Orange Line opened, Oct. 29, there were three collisions between motorists and buses, all involving drivers who ran red lights, officials said. One elderly driver, possibly talking on a cell phone, drove her car into the side of a bus, injuring 15 passengers. During that same period, a joint law enforcement task force issued an estimated 480 traffic tickets. In the past 10 days, however, sheriff’s deputies handed 120 tickets to motorists who have failed to heed Orange Line signals – a 75 percent drop. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which administers the Metro Orange Line and connecting subway system, said new safety measures have also helped. “New Crossing” and “Look Both Ways” signs have been added along the 14-mile route. Some buses have also been fitted with experimental strobe lights. The agency is also looking into installing crossing gates, colored crosswalks, grooves or embedded lights before intersections and more visible paint schemes for Orange Line buses. Metro Orange Line revenue receipts suggest 11,000 boardings per workday since the first day of paid service. An official tally of Orange Line riders is expected in mid-December. “So far, so good,” MTA spokesman Dave Sotero said of the Orange Line system. “Ridership is steady. People love it. It’s improving their commutes – the response has been very positive.” While critics hail the new extension to the Red Line subway, they say there’s much room for improvement. Bart Reed, executive director of the Sylmar-based Transit Coalition, said the cost of running the Orange Line has bled service on north-south bus routes across the Valley, particularly to the Northridge Fashion Center mall. “You certainly can’t get to the mall and spend your day on a Sunday,” said Reed, an advocate for riders whose main transportation is the bus. On Monday, late afternoon commuters filled buses to standing room only along the 35-minute ride across the Valley, with bicycles upended by the door. Some read. Others talked. Some gazed into the dusk. Others escaped into a din of headphones. When asked, everyone agreed that the Orange Line had quickened their everyday bus commute. Others said they saved gas money – and their sanity. “To me, it was a godsend,” said Matt Wright, 35, of West Hills, a Gold’s Gym trainer who has ridden the Orange Line for a month to gyms in Woodland Hills and North Hollywood. “I used to drive – it was horrendous, with all the traffic. “Ever since the bus, I’ve been stress-free.” Juan, a student at Birmingham High School who declined to give his last name, said he’s saved 45 minutes on his bus commute from North Hollywood to Lake Balboa. Prior to the Orange Line, he took two city buses to school, with up to half-hour waits at each stop. New Metro Orange Line buses stop every five minutes and do it in a single trip. “It’s great,” said Juan, 16. “The Orange Line is cool – people smell better.” Marcus O’Donnell had loaned his car to a friend and took the Orange Line for the first time Monday from the Pierce College Station to a station near his home in Tarzana. “They really put some thought and effort into it,” O’Donnell, 45, marveled as he boarded the bus. “It reminds me of the (rail) system in the Bay Area. “I liked that they landscaped it. Within a few years, it’ll really look nice.” Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A month after its celebrated launch, the Metro Orange Line busway is drawing large numbers of commuters and, better still, motorists are missing the buses. With no collisions in more than two weeks on the $350 million bus route from North Hollywood to Woodland Hills, transportation officials say drivers have learned to stay clear of the silver Orange Line coaches. Sgt. Dave Willard, head of Orange Line security operations for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, said that after a couple of rocky weeks, motorists are getting it. “My motor officers say it’s getting more difficult to catch violators because the public is aware and abiding by the law,” Willard said. last_img read more

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