Ravena: We have to learn how to win again

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ After strong start in PBA, Fields still has a lot to offer for Columbian Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast But for Kiefer Ravena, they should be in a different level by now.“We already trusted the process. That was last conference. So now, it’s time to believe in the process,” he said while trying to maintain a positive attitude despite NLEX’s current skid.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe super-rookie would rather stay optimistic knowing the Road Warriors’ ability to hurdle these struggles.“We need to trust each other. I’m not saying that we’re not, but we just have to dig deeper and look inside ourselves because we need one to pull out wins, and right now, we badly need wins,” he said. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIn Philadelphia, Arnett Moultrie has gotten himself accustomed to the mantra of “trusting the process.”Things aren’t as different for him here in the Philippines as the Road Warriors fell down to a 0-3 start this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT It’s an unceremonious start for an NLEX team that reached its first franchise semifinals appearance last conference with Ravena getting the top billing.But past is past, and another conference presents a different challenge of its own.“We’re in survival mode and it is what it is. We have to control what we can control and that is our standing right now which is 0-3,” said Ravena, who contributed 21 points, 10 assists, and two rebounds in NLEX’s tough 106-90 defeat to Meralco on Friday.That puts more pressure for the Road Warriors to perform at their best next Friday as they avoid to fall to a 0-4 ditch in their clash against Phoenix in Biñan, Lagina.“We try to bounce back in Laguna against Phoenix,” he said. “From that game on, we can’t be thinking of making it to the playoffs. We have to take it one game at a time because it’s tough to look that far and at the same time, we can’t even take care of business by winning one game. So we have to be realistic at this point. We have to learn how to win once again.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

UC Irvine holds on to beat UC Riverside

first_imgANAHEIM – Mark Kelley scored with one minute to play to give UC Irvine a 53-52 victory over UC Riverside on Wednesday night in the first round of the Big West Conference Tournament. Patrick Sanders had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Nic Campbell added 10 points for the fifth-seeded Anteaters (14-17), who will face fourth-seeded UC Santa Barbara in tonight’s quarterfinals. Riverside’s Dedrick Bates made a free throw to narrow the deficit to one point with 45 seconds to play, then the Highlanders had two chances to win. But Cunningham missed a 9-foot jump shot with six seconds remaining and Henrik Thomsen missed a 3-pointer under defensive pressure with one second to play. Larry Cunningham scored 19 points for the eighth-seeded Highlanders (7-24). Cunningham finished his career with 1,012 points, 12th on Riverside’s all-time list. UCI, which trailed by 18 points in the first half, took a 53-51 lead when Kelley converted his own rebound of Michael Hunter’s missed layup. Hunter stole the ball to start the possession. center_img 160Want 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

Pasadena ready for Fairfax

first_imgOff famed Melrose Boulevard near the heart of Hollywood is where the Pasadena High School boys basketball team will learn if one of the best seasons in school history also will include a victory over top-ranked Fairfax. The CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA champion Bulldogs (32-2) already have set a school record for wins in a season. They also have reached the CIF State Southern California Division I regional semifinals for the first time. The 6-foot-8 Stanback averages 26 points and 11 rebounds on a Lions (25-5) team that is ranked fourth in the state by MaxPreps. It is one that owns three victories over City Section runner-up Westchester, which also remains alive in the state playoffs. “Chace Stanback’s father is one of my golfing buddies, and everybody knows what a great player his son is,” Bulldogs coach Tim Tucker said. “He’s going to UCLA for a reason. He can go inside and outside and shoot the 3s. “When I think about Fairfax, I think about a great program. But I keep telling people we’re a great program too, so let’s roll the dice and see what happens.” Fairfax coach Harvey Kitani didn’t appear to know much about the Bulldogs, but he was impressed with how easily they have dominated opponents in the playoffs. The Bulldogs defeated Sun Valley Poly 79-57 in Thursday’s quarterfinals and have won their past 17 games by double-digit margins. But if the Bulldogs hope to reach next week’s regional finals at Pauley Pavilion, they will have to go through UCLA-bound forward Chace Stanback and the Los Angeles City Section champion in tonight’s game at Fairfax. Tipoff is 7 p.m. center_img “They won a section title, they won 32 games, so obviously they’re a great team,” Kitani said. “They’re playing with a lot of confidence, so we’re anticipating a difficult game.” There is a mystique that comes with facing City Section teams, which have won 16 state titles since the state championships were brought back in 1980. Fairfax won the state crown with Jordan Farmar in 2004, and Westchester won it in 2005. But don’t expect the Bulldogs, who have an 84-10 record over the past three years and two CIF-SS divisional finals appearances, to be intimidated. “Nobody is going to intimidate this group,” Tucker said. “There’s something different about us. We rise to the challenge. “I keep saying, `You’re not going to blow us out because we play great defense.’ And if you’re going to beat us, you have to beat us, because we’re not going to beat ourselves.” Bulldogs forward Nigel Ajere has been playing with a broken left index finger since the CIF-SS Division II-AA championship game. His doctor wanted him to put a cast on it, but Ajere has it wrapped and is waiting for the season to end. “Nothing is going to keep him off the floor,” Tucker said of Ajere, who had 24 points and nine rebounds in Thursday’s win. “He’s a warrior. He’s not thinking about his finger. He wants to help us win games.” fred.robledo@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

70 percent of Kenyan women will watch World Cup – GeoPoll

first_imgIn those nations where more of the men’s viewing is being done at home, more women plan to watch the World Cup too, at 68 percent in Tanzania, 75 percent in Senegal, 77 per cent in South Africa, 65percent in Nigeria, and, coming in top of the ranking for female enthusiasm, 84 percent in Ghana.Gor Mahia Divas enjoying the Green Army Band as they cheered in joy when Kevin’Ade’ Omondi netted the opener against Vegetarinos in their 2018 CAG Champions League first leg at the Machakos Stadium on 11th, February 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHowever, Kenyan men are behaving differently from other African men this FIFA World Cup, according to the survey across six African nations.GeoPoll’s survey of 2,400 respondents in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania found a big shift in World Cup viewing plans, continent-wide, towards home viewing – creating a home TV audience in excess of 600m Africans for the upcoming sports event.But in Kenya, 30 per cent of male FIFA fans are planning to watch the global showpiece in clubs and restaurants. That makes Kenyan men the most ‘club’ orientated of all of the six nations tested in South, East and West Africa.Behind Kenyan men, come South African men, 15 per cent of whom plan to watch the World Cup in clubs and restaurants. In Nigeria, 10 per cent do. But in Tanzania, just 6 per cent plan to view the cup in restaurants or clubs, 3 per cent in Ghana, and none in Senegal, in a spread that speaks to the unique rise of big screen entertainments in Kenya’s clubs and restaurants.“What we are seeing in Kenya demonstrates the importance to men of watching the FIFA World Cup with friends, and in bigger, more boisterous environments that have groups of fans, and food and drink on hand,” saidNick Becker, CEO of GeoPoll.But in Kenya, 30 per cent of male FIFA fans are planning to watch the global showpiece in clubs and restaurants. That makes Kenyan men the most ‘club’ orientated of all of the six nations tested in South, East and West Africa. Photo/COURTESYThis preference ties with the steep rise in the number of bars, cafes, restaurants and hotels in the country, as well as the shift by bar owners towards installing large screens for shared viewing entertainment.According to the organisers of the trade fair, Food and Drink East Africa, Nairobihas more than 500 restaurants and hotels, which exceeds any other city in Africa, except in South Africa.Moreover, the Global Cities 2018 report forecast that Kenyan spending in restaurants will rise by 77 per cent from $848m in 2017 to $1.5bn a year over the next decade.“Across the Kenyan women surveyed, both in urban and rural areas, we also found a greater proportion planning to watch the cup in restaurants and clubs than elsewhere in Africa, at 15 per cent,” said Nick.Overall, Kenyan men are among the continent’s more enthusiastic FIFA cup viewers, with 92 per cent saying they plan to watch the cup, coming in behind Ghana, at 99 per cent, and Senegal, at 93 per cent, but well ahead of Tanzania, South Africa, and Nigeria, at 89 to 86 per cent.The leaning towards club viewing is set to provide a big boon for Kenya’s clubs and restaurants, with many now investing in a World Cup set-up that involves adding larger and clearer TV screens, and taking up pay TV subscriptions to sports channels.Betting is also reviving up Kenyan interest in the cup, with the rise of betting firms, such as Sportpesa, leading to a boom in gambling across the nation.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A Bandari FC fan celebrating.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 – Kenyan women are among Africa’s least football enthusiastic, with only 70 percent planning to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, according to a survey across six African nations published by research firm GeoPoll.This percentage represents the lowest proportion of female viewers across every nation polled.last_img read more

Whatever happened to Betty Lynn?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “There’s no place like it, unless it’s heaven,” said Lynn, now 81.Despite a career that spanned more than a half-century and saw her starring opposite such luminaries as Bette Davis and Natalie Wood, Lynn remains best known for her turn as Deputy Barney Fife’s steady girl.The daughter of a trained singer, she began acting on radio and fine-tuning her lyric soprano voice in supper clubs at age 14 in her native Kansas City, Mo. At 18, Lynn signed up for the USO Camp Shows and entertained troops in the China-Burma-India theater in the final months of World War II.After the war, she was “discovered” in a Broadway production of “Park Avenue.” Over the next decade, she played a series of daughters: Loretta Young’s in “Mother is a Freshman”; Fred MacMurray’s and Maureen O’Hara’s in “Father was a Fullback”; Clifton Webb’s oldest in “Cheaper by the Dozen.”She was on hiatus from DisneyZZTO’s “Texas John Slaughter” TV show when she got the call to read for the part of Don Knotts’ girlfriend. DisneyZZTO dropped the Western series, but Barney turned out to be a steady date. When Knotts left the show in 1966 to pursue a film career, producers offered to give Thelma Lou a hairdressing salon and another story line.But without Barney, she says, “I didn’t think Thelma Lou made much sense.”The series’ producers apparently didn’t think so, either. Lynn appeared in the 1986 two-hour reunion special, “Return to Mayberry,” in which Thelma Lou and Barney finally got hitched.Lynn went on to play a series of small parts – including Griffith’s secretary in five episodes of “Matlock.” In 1990, she played a nun in the short-lived police series “Shades of LA,” her last dramatic role.Since 2001, Lynn has been coming to the Mayberry Days festival in Mount Airy. Lynn loved the place, but it wasn’t until last year that the thought of staying crossed her mind.“That view is what really took me,” she says. “I kept thinking of all those trees and those mountains.”Earlier this year, the actress traded her three-bedroom, two-bath Spanish-style home in West Hollywood for four rooms in the RidgeCrest retirement community.She has maid service once a week and can have meals brought up to her suite for $2. And she has something she never had in her Hollywood home: air conditioning.Upon her arrival in Hollywood nearly 60 years ago, a studio publicist sat down to interview Lynn. Asked why she wanted to be an actor, Lynn replied, “I want everybody to love me.”For now, she just hopes she’s not a disappointment to Mount Airy.“I’m not Thelma Lou,” she says. “It’s just old me and that’s it. Plain old Betty.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On the drive home from LAX, there was a billboard along La Cienega Boulevard that always gave Betty Lynn a chuckle: “This Ain’t Mayberry!” it declared.As if she needed a reminder of that fact, the West Hollywood home where Lynn had lived since 1950 was broken into twice last year.So the actress who played Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1961 to ’66 moved more than 2,100 miles to Mount Airy, N.C. – Griffith’s hometown and one of the inspirations for the fictional Mayberry.She figures this picturesque town in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains is about as close to Mayberry as she’s going to get.last_img read more

LOCAL BETTING SHOP JOBS IN DOUBT AFTER LADBROKES EXAMINERSHIP

first_imgThere are concerns this evening for jobs at three branches of the Ladbrokes betting shop chain in Donegal.The company announced that it was going into examinership putting jobs in their Letterkenny, Ballybofey and Carndonagh outlets in jeopardy.It is understood there could be at least 10 jobs hanging in the balance locally with the restructuring of the chain. LOCAL BETTING SHOP JOBS IN DOUBT AFTER LADBROKES EXAMINERSHIP was last modified: April 21st, 2015 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) Tags:donegalLadbrokeslast_img read more

GOLF: PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NEWS

first_imgWinter Links tees off at  Portsalon Golf Club The first outing of the Portsalon Winter Links teed off on Saturday last and the event attracted a large turnout. The winner of the net section was Donal McCafferty (13) 37 points B.O.T Runner Up: Stephen Connolly (5) 37 points Third: Paddy Sheridan (7) 36 points. In the gross section the winner was Eamonn McDermott (3) 32 points Runner Up: John G McBride (SCR) 30 points Third: Barry McMenamin (5) 29 points B.O.TThe CSS was 35 points. The next outing of the Winter Links takes place on Saturday 13th October, and all members are reminded to book their tee time. Local Rule-Stakes and RopesIn order to protect the surrounds of our greens during the Autumn and Winter months Portsalon golf club will this year instead of having a white line in front of the greens have this replaced with a rope and stake system. Portsalon Golf Club will introduce a local rule for this new system. The rule is;All Stakes and Ropes are IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS.These must not be lifted or moved. Relief may be taken if stakes or ropes interfere with stance or intended swing.Intervention on the line of play is not interference under this rule.Relief: Drop without penalty, within one club length and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief.Penalty for breach of rule:  two strokes PlacingAs from Wednesday 1ST October six inch placing on all fairways only was introduced at Portsalon Golf Club. EventsOn  Saturday 6th October a gents open competition, Sunday 7th a members competition, Wednesday 10th October a gents open stableford competition.  A time sheet is in operation for all competitions contact 0749159459 or go online to portsalongolfclub.com.Captains Outing Have you booked your place for this year’s Captains week end away?.  The vice captain Joe Harkin has this year arrange a remarkable golfing feast with golf to take place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October 2012. The event will be staged at our  twinned partner  Headford Golf Course Kells Co Meath .With hotel accommodation arranged at the Headford Arms Hotel one night bed & breakfast and one evening meal. The all in price for accommodation and golf is €110.  As places are limited and the list is filling up for further details contact the clubhouse on 0749259459 or contact the vice captain Joe Harkin. Please forward your name and deposit of €50 to either Joe Harkin or to the office staff. Remember if no deposit is paid there will be no reservation made. Gaeltacht LeagueThis seasons Gaeltacht League tees off on Saturday 6th October and Portsalon’s first outing in this seasons competition takes place on Saturday as team captain Donal Callaghan leads his team  to Gweedore golf club. ResultsThe winner of the open com[etition staged on Wednesday 28th was Joe Coyle with 34 points  36 points. The CSS was 34 points non counting. On Sunday  the winner  of the members competition was Denis Sweeney (19)  39 points, runner up Connor Mc Fadden (12) 38 points, gross Eamon Mc Dermott (3) 30 points. The CSS was 35 pointsNew MembersA special opportunity for new members to join Portsalon Golf Club and enjoy three months free golf . All you have to do is make your application pay your fees for 2013 and get October, November and December 2012 free. Alternatively you can sign up and pay by instalments (Direct Debit only) of €50 for 10 months or €160 per month for October, November and December.  For further information please contact 074 9159459. On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.com Booking Tee TimesMembers are reminded that if they have booked a tee time or for another member , if either is not going to play on the day they should contact the clubhouse or go online and make the correction to the time sheet. On a number of occasions members have booked times and have not turned up, this is causing problems for members who wish to play and cannot due to the full time sheet.Members NoteMembers should note that all away scores should be recorded in the away scores book in the clubhouse Divot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenanceGOLF: PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NEWS was last modified: October 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GOLF: PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

MICKEY HARTE’S SON PLOTTING ST EUNAN’S DOWNFALL – BUT MAXI IS READY!

first_imgRory Kavanagh wins another ball in midfield for St Eunan’s. Pic Brian McDaid/Cristeph StudioMark Harte, the former Tyrone player and son of Mickey Harte, will be in Letterkenny today plotting to throw the Donegal county champions out of the Ulster Championship.Harte is now in charge of Roslea who have had to wait completion of the Donegal championship.He brings his team to O’Donnell Park to take on a resurgent St Eunan’s, now blessed with a mixture of youth and experience under the watchful eye of Maxi Curran. Mark Harte says the six week wait for Eunan’s hasn’t affected his side.“Since winning the county championship we have also gone on to win the league title and that not only got us another trophy but also provided us with a very competitive fixture,” he said.“Since St Eunan’s were confirmed as Donegal champions last Sunday our lads have been raring to go.”For Maxi, it has been a roller coaster seven weeks – a game in every one of the,. “It’s been rewarding because the players have improved as we’ve gone on,” says the Na Dunaibh man.“For Rory Kavanagh, this will be his eighth game in eight weeks when you factor in the All-Ireland final.“Eamon Doherty was in the Donegal panel while we also have five of the county minor squad who lost the All-Ireland final so that’s a total of seven players who’ve had to quickly get over that disappointment and get refocused on the club.”Curran paid tribute to Donegal veteran Kavanagh who picked up his sixth winners’ medal last week.“Rory is playing the football of his life He has been phenomenal, he’s nearly been man of the match in all of the games and has been a huge factor in our success,” added Maxi. Throw-in today is 2.30pm.MICKEY HARTE’S SON PLOTTING ST EUNAN’S DOWNFALL – BUT MAXI IS READY! was last modified: November 9th, 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:RosleaSt EunansUlster Championshiplast_img read more

GARDA ARREST 42 YEAR OLD AFTER DRUGS BUST IN ANNAGRY

first_imgA 42 year old man was arrested this morning following a planned search of a house at Meendernasloe , Annagry.Gardai executed a warrant to search the premises and the man was subsequently arrested for possession of a controlled substance.He was charged under the misuse of drugs act before being released and will appear in court on October 11th. EndsGARDA ARREST 42 YEAR OLD AFTER DRUGS BUST IN ANNAGRY was last modified: September 21st, 2011 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

DDTV WORLD EXCLUSIVE: ST PATRICK REVEALS WHERE HE WILL BE IN DONEGAL TODAY!

first_imgDDTV: St Patrick will make a surprise appearance at a major parade in Co Donegal today. Speaking on this exclusive video, he reveals which town will see the real him today.Click to play – and find out. DDTV WORLD EXCLUSIVE: ST PATRICK REVEALS WHERE HE WILL BE IN DONEGAL TODAY! was last modified: March 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV WORLD EXCLUSIVE: ST PATRICK REVEALS WHERE HE WILL BE IN DONEGAL TODAY!last_img read more