Lack of tournaments not a problem for Lehnert

first_imgView comments “I haven’t been playing in tournaments lately,” Lehnert told the Inquirer.Instead, she works full-time as a fitness instructor working in a gym and in private.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’The 5-foot-9 stunner strolled the Sunway Putra Mall after checking in with the Philippine delegation secretariat.Her last tournament was last March at Sharm El Sheik in Egypt, the same event she dominated four years ago. Lehnert was a bronze medalist in women’s singles in Singapore 2015, and a silver medalist in both women’s doubles with Denise Dy, and women’s team with Dy and Clarice Patrimonio.Tennis starts on Monday at National Tennis Center Sports Complex, Jalan Duta. Can marathon’s golden maiden bag maiden gold? Katharina Lehnert. Photo by Marc Anthony ReyesKUALA LUMPUR—Katharina Lehnert may not be as active in the pro circuit, but she’s in tip-top shape for the coming Southeast Asian Games tennis competitions.The 23-year-old Lehnert arrived here Friday from Hanover, Germany, ahead of the Philippine tennis team which is due early Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

GOP simmers as governor touts accord

first_img“We’re all holding hands and singing `Kumbaya,’ but I doubt that partisanship is over here,” said Assemblyman Bob Huff, a Southern California Republican. Right after Schwarzenegger’s re-election in November, Republicans in the state Assembly dumped their pragmatic leader for cutting deals with the governor and replaced him with a more doctrinaire conservative. Ignoring their distress, Schwarzenegger continued moving to the left. He reversed himself on a campaign pledge to reform health care by cutting costs rather than increasing spending and introduced a $12 billion universal coverage plan. It relies on $4.5 billion in new fees on doctors, hospitals and employers; Republicans say the plan violates his promise not to raise taxes. They also are balking at Schwarzenegger’s budget and a new round of borrowing he has proposed, which require Republican votes to reach the needed two-thirds majority. At the recent statewide GOP convention, Huff joked that it was the influence of medications for a broken leg suffered during a skiing accident that had Schwarzenegger leaning so far to the left. “Some of his close advisers, and you know who they are, we believe they have switched out some of his pain medication,” Huff said. “And when he comes back, we’ll have the governor we once had.” But Huff and the rest of California’s hard-line GOP legislators may have to keep waiting. During the ill-fated 2005 special election, Schwarzenegger learned the perils of leaning too far to the right in a state dominated by Democrats. He failed in an effort to push through a series of measures that, among other things, would have diminished the influence of California’s public employee unions. His approval ratings plummeted. He recovered politically by cutting deals with the Democrats – to curb global warming, provide low-cost prescription drugs and a higher minimum wage – with hardly any Republican votes. Not content to be seen as bipartisan, he crowned himself a “post-partisan,” a phrase he first tried out at his inauguration and repeated on Monday in a speech to the National Press Club in Washington. He lectured politicians inside the Beltway for their partisanship without mentioning the political divisions lingering back home. Schwarzenegger waged a slashing campaign for re-election run by highly partisan operatives from the Bush White House, trashing his Democratic opponent, Phil Angelides, as a compulsive tax-raiser whose ideas were “dead wrong and a recipe for disaster.” But on the national stage, Schwarzenegger styled himself a peacemaker. He dropped names like Mahatma Gandhi, Edmund Burke and John F. Kennedy and said he learned his lesson in 2005 that “dividing people does not work.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made a splash in Washington this week by talking up “post-partisanship” and instructing the president to schmooze his political opponents over cigars. But the happy world of political cooperation he urged is not the one he has created at home. If it is bipartisanship, then it is of a very different sort. In California, Schwarzenegger is single-handedly striking deals with the Democratic majority, often leaving his own party on the sidelines and increasingly dejected. That may cause him serious problems this year as he seeks to pass legislation, notably health care reform, with the help of Republicans. last_img