Reyes says Fajardo ‘saved’ Gilas vs Taipei

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippines coach Chot Reyes. Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERNational team coach Chot Reyes has no doubt who the hero was for Gilas Pilipinas in its 90-83 victory over Chinese Taipei on Monday.“I thought June Mar saved us,” Reyes said just moments after the Philippines remained unscathed in Group B of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT “We got off to that terrible start but you know, it’s a big luxury for us to know that we’ve got a guy like June Mar coming off the bench,” Reyes said.“I told him that he was coming off the bench and he was perfectly fine with it. And today, he showed it. Even in Japan, I thought he had a great performance but today, he was fantastic,” he said.With the San Miguel big man’s game clicking, Gilas Pilipinas was rewarded with the luxury of keeping the Chinese Taipei defense guessing as Reyes fielded in a formidable twin tower combo of Fajardo and Blatche.“They had to pick their poison. They keyed their defense on Blatche, took away his driving lanes and doubled him at every opportunity, but they couldn’t double team both Blatche and June Mar. That allowed June Mar to operate by himself and that got him a lot of opportunities,” said the seasoned mentor.With Fajardo and Blatche’s partnership showing some promise, that may very well be the morale boost Gilas needs when it returns to action in the second window of the qualifiers late February against reigning Asian champion Australia.ADVERTISEMENT Gilas Pilipinas rallies, fends off Chinese Taipei LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? READ: Gilas Pilipinas rallies, fends off Chinese TaipeiThe Cebuano giant came off the bench and provided the much-needed boost for the home team after it fell to a 17-4 hole to start the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe reigning four-time PBA MVP unleashed a Gilas career-best 17 points, to go along with eight rebounds, two assists, and two blocks.Fajardo’s stellar showing was indeed a welcome sight for the Philippines, which had to endure an off-night from its naturalized center Andray Blatche. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more

Pons, Galanza take breather during Holy Week lull

first_imgView comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Melton ruled out for the rest of PBA PH Cup Finals In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ If Galanza’s hometown of Laguna is just a few hours away from Manila, Pons’ home province of Negros Occcidental is situated on a whole other island group.The FEU leader said she chose to spend her break alone in Manila, but she didn’t forget to fulfill her Catholic duties as she plans to go the different churches in the capital.“I can’t go back home because it’s just a few days and the fare is also very expensive,” said Pons in Filipino. “I’ll just go to church here in Manila, and spend time in the dorm.”ADVERTISEMENT Bernadeth Pons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf there are players in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament who opted to train during the Holy Week—cue La Salle and Ateneo—there  were also some used the short break to get some much needed breather.Captains of their respective teams, Bernadeth Pons and Jema Galanza chose to use Good Friday and Black Saturday as their own version of a long weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 Although the two captains will be having their little vacations in the middle of the second round, Galanza and Pons have a different approach on how they will take their breaks.Galanza said she’d be with her family and go to their hometown of Liliw, Laguna where she’d spend the Holy Week the traditional Catholic way.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 crown“This will be only time that I will get to spend some time with my family and we’ll go to the province to relax a little bit,” said the Adamson skipper in Filipino. “We’d all be in the house together then we’ll go to church and join the procession.”As for Pons, her break will be spent a little different than Galanza’s. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Storm knocks tree onto vintage automobiles

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Jaynes and his two dogs, Tank, a golden retriever and Sage, a black Labrador mix, were safe, but the dense tree crushed the one-car stucco garage, knocking it off its footing. Inside sat Jaynes’ “baby,” a rare 1964 Toyota Land Cruiser station wagon he was in the process of restoring. The 41-year-old collects vintage Land Cruisers and had stored the tan wagon in the garage to shield it from the elements. “That was the rarest one, the one I treasured the most. Now it’s two feet off the ground,” Jaynes said. He said Toyota imported just 200 FJ45s into the United States. “They’re rarer than a ’54 Vette,” he said. The cars serve as his retirement fund. The service manager for a Van Nuys company that specializes in restoring and selling Toyota Land Cruisers said Jaynes is very knowledgeable about his motoring brood. “If you’ve got one of the rarest trucks around, you’re a premier collector,” said Jay Myers of TLC. “We’ve done restorations on them that exceed $100,000. They’re very desirable.” The extent of the damage is not visible from the street, where Jaynes’ home on the 17000 block of Forrest Street and a vehicle parked in the driveway block the yard. The falling tree hit a chain-link fence near the bumper of a 1965 red Land Cruiser in the driveway, which Jaynes said could be worth as much as the wrecked tan model. Keeping the ’64 wagon company in the garage were a 1942 Willys Jeep and an all-terrain vehicle. Jaynes’ neighbor was not at home when the tree toppled, and when Jaynes later knocked on the man’s door he seemed unaware of what had happened, Jaynes said. Jaynes, who has worked for 17 years in the warehouse of Aquafine Corp. in Valencia, had gone to some trouble to land the 1964 wagon. During a 1989 trip to Overton, Nev., he took many pictures, and the wagon was posed beside a house for sale in one of them. He wrote the town’s postmaster, seeking the name of the homeowners. Five months later Jaynes towed the wagon home. After about six years he was about 80 percent finished with the restoration project. The matter has been turned over to the two homeowners’ insurance companies. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 judy.orourke@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY – One minute, Tim Jaynes was lying in bed watching torrents of rain hammer his backyard. The next, his eyes bulged as he saw his neighbor’s 70-plus-foot pine tree crash into his garage a few feet away, smashing the structure like an angry fist. “I was just getting ready to let my dogs out,” Jaynes said Tuesday. The storm was still moving through when the tree fell about 8 a.m. Monday on the detached garage. “I heard some stuff popping. I didn’t hear the garage breaking apart – that’s how loud the rain was coming through the trees. I watched it fall …” last_img read more

Govt must move on motor insurance recommendations – McConalogue

first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue is calling on the Government to begin implementing the recommendations of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, which was tasked with coming up with solutions to tackle the problem of spiralling insurance costs.Since January 2011 the cost of car insurance has rocketed by 51% in some instances, with business customers needing to insure cars, vans or fleets faring even worse.Deputy McConalogue said people are contacting his office on a weekly basis to complain about rising insurance costs. He said “We have seen extraordinary premium increases over the past number of years, and despite the issue generating interest in the media, the Government has been slow to take any action to address the problem. Fianna Fáil has been consistently raising this issue in the Dáil, putting forward numerous motions and publishing proposals to tackle these exorbitant costs.“This is an issue that is affecting thousands of people across Donegal. Motor insurance is not an additional extra, it’s a legal requirement and people are now seriously having to consider whether they can afford to have a car at all. Businesses are also being hit, with these rising premiums squeezing profits and risking jobs.“It has taken the Government too long to wake up to the problem – it had already turned into a crisis before it called on the Finance Committee to look at ways to curb rising costs. These recommendations were signed off last November but only came before Cabinet yesterday. There is no sense of urgency from this Government, and this is deeply worrying for the thousands of motorists which will see their premiums rise again over the coming days, weeks and months.“I’m worried about the timeline being reported regarding the implementation of the committee’s proposals. It has been suggested that it could take as long as 18 months before certain measures, such as the creation of detailed databases to combat fraud, are implemented. This indicates that the Government simply is not giving this crisis the attention it needs. “I’m calling on Ministers Noonan and Ross to take charge of the situation and ensure that these proposals are implemented without delay so that the rip-off culture which has perpetrated the insurance industry over the last few years is effectively tackled”.Govt must move on motor insurance recommendations – McConalogue was last modified: January 12th, 2017 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:cardonegalinsurancelast_img read more

Bush: Gas prices like ‘a tax’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventOn Friday, the president was pushing his proposals to boost spending to develop alternative energy sources, particularly hydrogen-fueled cars. Critics say Bush’s ideas are too modest and focus on solutions that are far from being a reality in the marketplace. Crude-oil prices broke through $75 a barrel Friday amid concerns about the standoff over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, rebel disruptions of oil production in Nigeria, and tight U.S. gasoline supplies. Analysts say they are likely to climb even higher. Prices at the gas pump also kept rising and were not considered at their peak, with the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline at $2.855. That’s 3 cents higher than a day earlier and more than 60 cents higher than a year ago, according to AAA’s daily fuel gauge report. SAN JOSE – As oil prices hit a record, drivers worried about $3-a-gallon gas and politicians feared the impact on elections, President Bush on Friday acknowledged the pain but seemed resigned to being able to do little about it. “I know the folks here are suffering at the gas pump,” the president said while promoting his competitiveness initiative at the Silicon Valley headquarters of Internet networking company Cisco Systems Inc. “Rising gasoline prices is like taking a – is like a tax, particularly on the working people and the small-business people.” But to address the immediate problem, Bush offered only a pledge that “if we find any price gouging it will be dealt with firmly.” Bush said that lowering America’s dependance on foreign oil imports will help reduce the country’s vulnerability to global oil price fluctuations. Democratic efforts to score political points by focusing on gas prices have Republicans worried that their majority in Congress could be at risk in the fall midterm elections. High gas prices were hardly the only problem facing Bush’s White House as he embarked on a four-day swing to California and Las Vegas. He was traveling with new chief of staff Joshua Bolten, charged with reinvigorating a White House rocked by public discontent with the Iraq war and a series of missteps ranging from an ill-fated Supreme Court nomination to a bungled response to Hurricane Katrina. Bush’s poll ratings are at their lowest point. Hundreds of protesters called for his resignation near the Cisco compound where he spoke. Even his trip put the president squarely in the middle of a federal-state dustup. Bush decided not to grant the pre-emptive federal disaster declaration sought for California’s fragile levees by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican who faces a tough re-election fight and has had a chilly relationship with Bush. Instead, the president is allowing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help speed repairs at the state’s expense. One reason for a weekend trip with a lot of downtime in beautiful places became clear even before Bush boarded Air Force One to leave Washington. Crews were seen loading two shiny mountain bikes – one a red-white-and-blue Trek adorned with the presidential seal and “United States of America.” With stays scheduled in picturesque Napa Valley and the Palm Springs area, the bikes weren’t likely to remain clean for long.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

If you could clone one player from your club, who would it be?

first_imgIf you could clone one player from your club, who would it be and why?That’s what talkSPORT.com asked people on it’s Facebook page and below, is a selection of responses.Following Atletico Madrid’s Champions League loss to Real Madrid, Diego Simeone said “It’s a shame we can’t clone players like Godin or Gabi, as they give their life to this club.” Simeone was full of admiration for his players, so did supporters in the UK opt for? 1 Which player would you like to see cloned at your club? last_img read more

ULSTER MFC: AGONY FOR DONEGAL MINORS AS THEY BOW OUT AFTER LATE, LATE PENALTY MISS

first_imgGAA: Donegal have bowed out of the Ulster MFC after late, late drama in Clones. Donegal were trailing by two points deep into injury-time and looked like they were heading towards the exit door.However, Ethan O’Donnell was awarded a penalty and Donegal were provided with an opportunity to book their place into the Ulster final. Kilcar’s Conor Doherty stepped up but unfortunately he blazed his penalty over the bar.From the resultant kick out the referee blew his full-time whistle.Declan Bonner’s side were raging hot favourites but in truth they never really turned up this afternoon and they will be bitterly disappointed to exit the competition especially after being given the opportunity with the penalty late on.Donegal reached the All-Ireland final  last year but many pundits believed this current minor crop was a better side and expected them to go all the way. However, the dream is over and Donegal are heartbreakingly out of the entire All-Ireland race.A Conor Glass inspired Derry in truth probably deserved to win.Glass and Patrick Kiernan dominated the middle sector and that gave them a platform to launch attacks.Donegal were improved after the break but just couldn’t peg Derry back.It was cruel that Conor Doherty who is a top class performer didn’t score the penalty. But Doherty should take solace from the fact it can happen the very best.Michael Murphy missed his penalty in the All-Ireland U21 final in 2010 and look what he went on and achieved.Hard luck to Declan Bonner and his entire backroom team and squad.You’ve done us ALL proud over the last few years. Tir Chonaill Abú.Conor GlassULSTER MFC: AGONY FOR DONEGAL MINORS AS THEY BOW OUT AFTER LATE, LATE PENALTY MISS was last modified: June 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

Donegal Minor side ‘bowled over’ ahead of All-Ireland semi-final with Galway

first_imgGAA: Donegal Minors are busily preparing for their All-Ireland semi-final clash with Galway which is just ten days away. However, they took a break from training and enjoyed some downtime at the fabulous Arena 7 entertainment complex in Letterkenny.The side managed by SP Barrett visited Arena 7 last Sunday as part of a team bonding session ahead of their massive clash with Galway. The squad played some laser quest, had a game of bowling and ate in the fabulous restaurant afterwards.One or two of the squad decided to venture into the ‘kids’ adventure centre and seemed to be right at home in the ball-pool.Donegal won the Ulster MFC title in July, and came from behind against Cork at Croke Park with a storming second-half performance.Thousands of Donegal fans are expected to make the trip to Croke Park again this weekend to hopefully see the minors book their place in an All-Ireland final. In 2014, both the minors and seniors contested the All-Ireland final on an historic day for the county.SP Barrett and his management staff will be hoping they can get their tactics right to ensure they are in Croke Park on the third week in September. Donegal Minor side ‘bowled over’ ahead of All-Ireland semi-final with Galway was last modified: August 11th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:All-Ireland semi-finalArena 7Croke ParkdonegalGalwayMinorsnewsSportlast_img read more

DONEGAL PUBLIC’S HUGE OUTPOURING OF GRIEF FOR MURDERED GARDA

first_imgFather-of-thre Garda Tony Golden was shot in cold blood trying to protect a woman who had been attacked.The Donegal public has been left stunned by the murder of a Garda in Co Louth.A book of condolences which was opened today at Letterkenny Garda station in honour of tragic Garda Tony Golden has been signed by the public thought the day.Letterkenny Garda StationA spokesman for Letterkenny Garda station said the response to the book of condolences has been huge.“People have been in here all day signing the book and giving their support to the Gardai which is great to see. “It is just so sad that it comes in such tragic circumstances.“One woman even came in with a tray of buns. It is good to see that the vast majority of people realise that Gardai are just ordinary people trying to do a job to the best of their ability,” he said.Garda Golden was shot in cold-blood as he went to help the partner of dissident republican Adrian Mackin who had been the victim of domestic violence.Garda Golden was responding to a callout when he was fired on at a home in the village of Omeath on the Cooley Peninsula in Co Louth. The father of three, aged in his 30s, entered the house alone and was blasted in the head and killed in the line of duty.He had gone to the house after a distressed woman made a 999 call.When he entered the building he was confronted by Mackin, 24, who had a handgun and opened fire on him.It is understood Mackin then shot himself at the scene.He had already shot his partner, named locally as Siobhan Phillips, who was last night in a critical condition in hospital. The book will remain open until Garda Golden is buried.DONEGAL PUBLIC’S HUGE OUTPOURING OF GRIEF FOR MURDERED GARDA was last modified: October 13th, 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:bookdonegalGardamurderedshootingstationTony Goldenlast_img read more

South African films making global impact

first_img2 October 2015Following the critical success earlier this year of The Endless River, the feature film from Cape Town director Oliver Hermanus, at festivals in Venice and Toronto, two new South African movies are making their marks on international film festivals in the US and Europe.For Love And Broken Bones, directed by Tebogo Malope, and Ayanda, by Sara Blecher, are small, independent films that tell local stories in interesting and unusual ways. They both have a strong South African identity that is winning fans around the world.At home, this is a boost for the local film industry. Such recognition helps to grow the professional reputation of the film and television industry, which does much to create new job opportunities for South African talent, both in front of and behind the cameras. Outside the country, it also positions South Africa as a growing cultural brand in a global context, as per the Chapter 7 outcome of the National Development Programme.For Love and Broken BonesFor Love and Broken Bones won the Portland Film Festival’s flagship Best Film award, and beat 220 entrants for the US independent festival’s Jury Narrative Feature award. The festival ran from 1 to 7 September in the American city, and the awards were announced on the last night.The film has now been selected to be screened at the esteemed New York City Independent Film Festival, which starts on 12 October.Produced for the Mzansi Magic television channel by The Bomb Shelter, For Love and Broken Bones is directed by Tebogo Malope, based on his screenplay with talented storyteller Libby Dougherty. It is the latest success for The Bomb Shelter, the company responsible for the highly acclaimed, ground-breaking Yizo Yizo television series.This is Malope’s first feature film, following the success of his documentary The Pavement Bookworm. He is considered one of South Africa’s rising creative talents, with a storytelling flair that may help to change the landscape of local filmmaking.Malope on his filmmaking processThe film tells the story of a lonely and ruthless debt collector who falls in love with a feisty and passionate wedding planner, who also happens to be his latest assignment. It features stand-out performances from leads Lerato Mvelase and Mduduzi Mabaso.“We are so delighted that (the film) has been recognised with such a prestigious award,” producer Desiree Markgraaff said this week. “All credit to (director) Tebogo who really poured his heart and soul into this project to deliver a stunning debut. (with great support from) cinematographer Zeno Petersen and art director Dylan Lloyd, a very passionate filmmaking trio.”Film critic Chris Lambert from Film Colossus.com calls For Love and Broken Bones “an immersive and hypnotic experience. This is why it has the potential to be a seminal film in what could be a golden age of South African filmmaking.”AyandaAyanda is the highly anticipated new film by award-winning director Sara Blecher, who is currently riding high from the critically acclaimed Afrikaans-language feature Dis Ek, Anna. It was co-produced by actress and producer Terry Pheto, the star of the 2005 Oscar-winning Tsotsi.International film festivals have been snapping up the local movie, which tells the poignant story of a determined South African millennial attempting the heady transition to adulthood on her own terms.In June, the film won the Special Jury Prize at the prestigious Los Angeles Film Festival, following its debut screening at the World Fiction Competition, where it received rave reviews.Ayanda opened the 36th Durban International Film Festival, the most prestigious international film event in South Africa, in July.The film is currently being shown at the Vancouver International Film Festival, joining 375 films from 70 countries seeking expansive international distribution for small, independent movies made outside the usual Hollywood and European industries.In October, it will be screened at two British film festivals. At the BFI London Film Festival, Britain’s leading film event, Ayanda will join a select group of films from 57 countries for competition.It will also be screened at the Cambridge African Film Festival at the end of October, joining the best of contemporary African films, before returning for wide release in South Africa and the rest of the continent.Blecher calls her film “an African Juno“.“The international attention from audiences around the world demonstrates that Ayanda is a high-quality title,” says Helen Kuun, the chief executive of the film’s distributor, Indigenous Film Distribution.“Local media have responded extremely enthusiastically to the film, and we are looking forward to seeing how local movie fans react. In terms of plot, character, and production values, Ayanda represents an exciting new direction in local filmmaking.”Source: News24Wirelast_img read more