With family waiting at the finish line, Tara Borlain cruises to last IronKids win

first_imgLeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets It was a stark difference from the past years, where Tara and Samantha would always be neck-and-neck en route to their expected 1-2 finish before hugging it out in celebration.READ: Tara Borlain, Juan Baniqued eye fitting end to IronKids stintStill, with Samantha and her parents cheering her on from the sidelines, Tara felt like she was on cloud nine.“It’s actually the best thing I can ask for. When I’m with them, I feel more confident. I got to know myself more because of them,” she said.Dominant since she first started joining the IronKids, Borlain could only smile as she now puts all her attention on her studies in St. Paul University, while still joining some small triathlon events from time-to-time.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return As she is about to take her curtain call, Tara left a few words of wisdom to her fellow youth triathletes.“Keep believing in yourself,” she said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tara Borlain. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Soaking in the cheers, Tara Borlain comfortably crossed the finish line by her lonesome as she once again ruled the girls’ 13-14 category of the 2017 Alaska IronKids Saturday morning at Shangri-La Mactan here.But for the rising triathlete, she was never alone.ADVERTISEMENT Reyes not replacing injured Fajardo in Gilas’ Fiba Asia Cup roster Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Though older sister Samantha no longer competed in the youth circuit, the middle Borlain sibling felt her family’s support from start to finish as she capped off a decorated IronKids career.READ: Graduating Baniqued, Borlain reign in IronKids anew FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Ever since I started, the most important thing I learned is that family is the key. Winning is just in your mind and in your heart, and if you give your best, you’re already a champion. I believe that your family will be the one to push you for that success to happen,” the 14-year-old said.Borlain pulled away from the field early and was hardly threatened as she finished the race in 41:34, almost a full four minutes ahead of her closest pursuant. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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DDL declares $800M profit in 6 months

first_imgDemerara Distillers Limited (DDL) and its subsidiaries have recorded in excess of 0 million for the first half of the year, representing a 12 per cent increase over the same period last year but the company is also becoming increasingly wary of the international developments, specifically Brexit and utterances by US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump.DDL Chairman Komal SamarooThe company has released its unaudited financial statements and according to Chairman Komal Samaroo, while it is too early to fully evaluate the impact of Brexit on the rum industry in Europe, it is carefully being assessed.Samaroo said Brexit, coupled with the apparent rise of nationalistic sentiments in the upcoming US Presidential Elections and also in other western countries could arguably signal a reverse of the globalisation process which saw the growth of new markets around the world.According to Samaroo, “such developments could present new challenges for countries like ours with small domestic markets.”He has since suggested diversification. According to the company’s financial statements, it managed to earn just about $3.5 billion. Its sales and operating expenses depleted this by just over $2 billion and after paying taxes and other expenses, its net profit was calculated at $805.3 million.The company saw its investments growing marginally from $1.5 billion to $1.6 billion as was the case with its property, plant and equipment which saw its value increasing from $9.5 billion to $9.8 billion.The company’s total asset base inclusive of trade and other receivables, prepayments and recoverable taxes at the end of June was recorded as $28.4 billion.The company has since reported too that Chandramat Chintamani ceased being a Director on the DDL Board in April last but continues to serve as Executive Director of Demerara Shipping Company Ltd – one of DDL’s subsidiaries.last_img read more

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