Ginebra learns its lesson as it fails to pounce on late-game Magnolia errors

first_img“It’s on us, we didn’t take advantage of that and they [the Hotshots] were the ones who made the most out of it,” said Tenorio who had 12 points, four rebounds, and three assists.“There’s nothing to regret in this season and we had one championship [Commissioner’s Cup] and we did what we’re supposed to do, we just came up short.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What made the pain a little harder to bear for the Gin Kings was the game was almost theirs for the taking with nearly every break going their way.Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero was even called with a technical foul after he berated the referees for missed goaltending call on Justin Brownlee’s block on Paul Lee’s layup attempt with a little more than two minutes left in the game.Had referees called a goaltending violation on Brownlee, the Hotshots could’ve tied the game at 103. Instead, the Gin Kings took a 104-101 lead after Tenorio’s technical free throw.There was also the controversial tip-in Japeth Aguilar made after Tenorio’s missed layup, the ball looked to be above the cylinder when the follow-up happened, with 3:08 remaining that gave the Gin Kings a 101-99 lead.Tenorio said it was their mistake that they couldn’t take advantage of the late-game errors of Magnolia and that the Hotshots were the ones who showed the resolve in coming through in the clutch.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra outplayed by Magnolia in PBA semis, admits Cone The Gin Kings were holding on to a 106-101 lead with that little time remaining against Magnolia in the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals Friday at Ynares Center.And then disaster struck when the Hotshots went on an inspired 11-2 game-closing run to take the win, 112-108, and the series in four advancing to the championship round for the second time this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGinebra point guard LA Tenorio said they don’t have the power to turn back time and try to change everything in favor and all they can do is learn from their mistake and take that lesson into the next season.“We can’t go back to what happened, we just have to learn from it and see what’ll happen next season,” said Tenorio. MOST READ It only took a minute and 44 seconds for Barangay Ginebra’s three-peat hopes to disintegrate into fine powder.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Bob Zimmer campaign signs vandalized

first_imgZimmer has shared he and his team are making sure to pound the pavement, putting up signs and meeting people to answer their questions as he needs people to come out and support him.To view the post; CLICK HERE. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Bob Zimmer posted to his FB page several of his campaign signs were vandalized and that is not stopping him.Zimmer shares, it is disappointing to see that several of his campaign signs have been defaced. Noting this kind of vandalism is illegal and undemocratic.The post goes on to urge people to respect the democratic process and leave campaign signs from all parties intact during the course of the campaign.- Advertisement -“I am extremely proud of my campaign team and the hard work they are doing putting up signs for those who want to show their support for my candidacy and the Conservative Party of Canada. We have never had a higher demand for signs,” said Zimmer.Monday, September 16th, Zimmer and his party had the grand opening for their Campaign Office in Fort St. John.Zimmer was elected to represent the Conservative party in 2011, 2015 and is now running for re-election in 2019 with the campaign slogan ‘It’s time to get you ahead.’ Zimmer shares, this is a positive message for the entire community.Advertisementlast_img read more

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini’s FIFA bans reduced

first_img FIFA’s ethics committee handed the duo eight-year bans in December Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have had their bans from all football-related activity reduced from eight years to six years, world governing body FIFA has announced.Former FIFA president Blatter and UEFA chief Platini had their appeal hearings last week after being punished in December over a £1.3million “disloyal payment” made to the Frenchman.A FIFA statement read: “The FIFA appeal committee, chaired by Larry Mussenden (Bermuda), has partially confirmed the decisions taken by the adjudicatory chamber of the independent ethics committee on 17 and 18 December 2015 regarding Joseph S Blatter and Michel Platini respectively, whose bans have been reduced from eight to six years.”Blatter intends to take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and Platini is expected to follow.Blatter said in a statement through his spokesman: “I am very disappointed by the appeal committee of FIFA and I will take it to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.”An appeal lodged by the investigatory chamber for life bans to be imposed was also dismissed, while among the mitigating factors taken into account were the pair’s services to football.The six-year bans began on October 8, 2015 and expire in October 2021. Blatter is aged 79 and the confirmation of the suspension ends his hopes of returning to football, unless CAS rules in his favour.Platini would be eligible to return in time for the Qatar 2022 World Cup he championed.The statement added: “While agreeing with the principles and arguments presented by the adjudicatory chamber in its calculation of the sanction, the Appeal Committee determined that some strong mitigating factors for Mr Platini and Mr Blatter were not taken into account when establishing the sanction.“In this sense, amongst others, the Appeal Committee considered that Mr Platini’s and Mr Blatter’s activities and the services they had rendered to FIFA, UEFA and football in general over the years should deserve appropriate recognition as a mitigating factor.”Blatter must also pay a fine of 50,000 Swiss francs (£36,000), while Platini has been ordered to pay 80,000 Swiss francs (£58,000). Both sums are due within 30 days. 1last_img read more


first_imgThey may be on their dream ‘break’ but the Donegal GAA team certainly haven’t taken a break from training.Our pictures show the boys flat out on the golden beaches of Dubai. And with the temperatures hitting the high 20s, there was certainly a lot of sweating going on.Training for Sam Maguire 2013 starts here!  SUN, SAND AND SWEAT – DONEGAL TEAM FLAT OUT TRAINING IN DUBAI! was last modified: January 2nd, 2013 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:donegalDubaitraininglast_img read more

Strip club gets cold shoulder

first_imgSikkenga said Spearmint Rhino participates in charity events, including donating to a women’s shelter, and this is not the first time it has run into apprehensive organizations.“We did a bike run and we tried to give $5,000 to a well-known children’s hospital and they turned it down,” he said. “Some people aren’t interested because of who we are, but we aren’t going to local churches, or trying to offend anyone, we just want to help out.”But the turkeys will find a home, thanks to a local sheriff’s station.“I figured they want to do something good for the community, so let’s allow them to help out,” Lt. Tim Murakami of the sheriff’s Industry Station said. “So we are going to take the turkeys and give them to needy families in the community. I’m sure they will appreciate it.”The charity football game will be held Nov. 19 at Arcadia County Park. Admission is free and spectators should bring canned foods in exchange for Spearmint Rhino calendars and entry into area clubs.“I’m not looking to put a Spearmint Rhino stamp on the turkeys; it’ll be done anonymously,” Sikkenga said. ” I just want my employees to have fun and feel good about being able to help others.” nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com626-962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! INDUSTRY – A local business popularly known for bumping and grinding has gotten the cold shoulder.While the Industry-based Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen’s Club had good intentions when it organized a charity event in hopes of donating turkeys to needy families for Thanksgiving, finding a group to accept the gift became much harder than expected.“We called a lot of different organizations and it was a little frustrating and surprising that people didn’t call us back,” said Erick Sikkenga, Spearmint Rhino’s corporate vice president.The idea was to have a football game for the male employees, including bouncers and doormen. For every point scored, a turkey would be donated. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the WeekBut despite the generous offer, the notion of accepting a gift from the club that features exotic dancers seems to have stood in their way.“Some people associate a bad connotation with us because, at the end of the day, we are a gentlemen’s club and that is looked upon bad morally,” said Leroy Walker, 28, a doorman at the club’s Torrance location. “I respect their right to deny us, we just want to do a good thing.”Diane Creyaufmiller, spokeswoman for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, said many organizations have guidelines they must follow before accepting donations.“Many groups accept donations on a case-by-case basis, but ultimately it’s up to the bylaws they are governed by,” she said.Spearmint Rhino officials said most of the organizations they contacted were “faith-based” groups.last_img read more


first_imgChristy Toye never considered retiring from inter-county football despite the heart-breaking All-Ireland final defeat to Kerry.Donegal GAA star Christy Toye has admitted retirement never once crossed him mind at the end of last season. Toye believes that as long as he and the manager feels he can continue to contribute, he’ll play away.Toye rolled back the years with a superb performance in Donegal’s win over Derry on Saturday night. His early season form has been impressive and he enjoyed a wonderful campaign for Donegal last season after illness forced him to miss the 2013 season.Toye says it’s a great honour to play in a Donegal jersey and he appreciates every minute of it.Toye said, “Someone asked me recently about retiring, but it’s never crossed my mind.“As long as I feel that I am contributing and the manager feels that I am contributing, I will play away. “It’s a great honour to run out in a Donegal jersey and it is not one that everyone gets.“I will appreciate every minute of it, I feel in good shape and the league is important for your fitness and is a great way to build momentum ahead of the championship.“When you get older it takes longer to recover, but I feel I’m in good nick.Looking forward to Donegal’s clash with Dublin at the weekend, Toye said Dublin will be seeking looking for a bit of revenge.“We knocked them out last year so of course they’ll be looking to set the record straight, but we’ll focus on ourselves and if we play like we did in the second-half against Derry we’ll be OK. “I NEVER CONSIDERED RETIREMENT FROM DONEGAL” – CHRISTY TOYE was last modified: February 3rd, 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:Christy ToyeGAAnewsSportSt Michaelslast_img read more


first_imgChristopher Duffy of Duffy Potatoes receives his overall award for Donegal’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year from the Mayor of Donegal, Councillor Ciaran Brogan. Included in the photo are from left councillor Gerry McMonagle, Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District, Chief Eexecutive of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely, Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise, Donegal Local Enterprise Office and Councillor Enda Bonner.The overall winner of Donegal’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2015 was Christopher Duffy of Duffy Potatoes who also won the Best Start-Up Business Category.Niall McGonigle from Ballyshannon who won the Best New Idea Category in the Donegal Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition.Category Winners in the Donegal finals of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur were from left Niall McGonigle from Ballyshannon who won the Best New Idea Category; Christopher Duffy of Duffy Potatoes who was overall winner and also winner of Best Start-Up category and Aisling Cunningham from Carndonagh who won the Best Established Business Category.The Mayor of Donegal, Councillor Ciaran Brogan pictured with staff from Donegal Local Enterprise, Donegal County Council, members of the adjudication panel for the Donegal final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition, category winners and competition finalists.Declan Bourke from Stranorlar owner of ‘My Wedding Planner’ app who was a finalists in the Donegal heats of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur, pictured at the awards ceremony on Friday last with Carole Brenan of Enterprise Ireland who was on the adjudication panel.Jerome Keeny, Letterkenny, Aisling Cunningham, Carndonagh (Best Established Business Category Winner) and Paul Doherty (Kilmacrennan) Donegal finalists in Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition pictured at the awards ceremony on Friday.BUSINESS: Buncrana-based young entrepreneur Christopher Duffy has scooped the coveted title of Best Overall Young Entrepreneur in Donegal at the Donegal finals of the Irelands Best Young Entrepreneur competition.Christopher, from Duffy Potatoes who grow, pack and distribute all their own produce, beat off stiff competition from ten other finalists to win the overall award and the award for Best Start-Up Business.It was a good day for the Inishowen peninsula with Carndonagh-based entrepreneur Aisling Cunningham winning the Best Established Business section while Ballyshannon man Niall McGonigle won the award for Best New Idea. Friday’s awards ceremony heard Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise at Donegal Local Enterprise Office say that from over 70 expressions of interest and in excess of 50 applications were made this year.Twenty two businesses had been selected for the business mentoring bootcamp with 11 then progressing to the final stages of the competition.The Mayor of Donegal, Councillor Ciaran Brogan, praised all those finalists for their innovation and determination:“For me it is refreshing to see so many young people showing leadership in this area and going forward we want to work closely with you. “I really want to congratulate everyone here for being so innovative.“We are unique in Donegal, we have always been very driven and we need to see more innovation, I have no doubt that you will do that.”Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely urged all of those who had taken part in the competition to continue to engage with Donegal Local Enterprise Office and their partner agencies.“We’re at a time now, hopefully at the very end of what has been a very difficult time for business generally and it was during that time we have depended so much on the innovation of people who would start their own business and take what others would see as a challenge and turn it into an opportunity.“We are very anxious to understand what your needs are and we are anxious as a collective partnership, whether it is ourselves in the LEO and County Council or whether it is the team at LYIT or the team at Enterprise Ireland – whatever the partners. “We are very anxious to understand what your needs are, we are anxious that we know what’s best for the approach that you are bringing, so that we can reflect and accommodate for that.”Speaking afterwards, Christopher Duffy said he had been shocked to hear his name called out.“It was very unexpected, it was a tough category and winning it was very unexpected. I was so chuffed to win the category it was so tough, but to get the overall prize then, well that was unbelievable.”Aisling Cunningham who owns the thriving ‘Poweder ‘n’ Put’ salon in Carndonagh and who designed a new range of high-end make-up brushes, said she was also delighted to win the award. “It’s the first time I’ve ever entered a business competition so this was a whole new experience and it was brilliant to win it, but the whole experience has just been fantastic.“I said to myself today that no matter if I had won or not I have gained so much over the past few weeks and so much for the new idea outside of this competition even. I have just been making connections and focusing on my new idea.“Talking to all the other contestants, everyone said the same thing, everyone has found themselves progressing so much outside of the competition with their business.”Winner of the Best New Idea category was Niall McGonigle with an idea that he hopes will revolutionise patient care for those suffering from bowel cancer.“I studied product design in college and I came up with an idea to help cancer patients. My father had suffered from bowel cancer so that’s where the idea came from.Taking part in the competition was a huge learning curve for me, it redirected my thinking and to be honest between the start and the end of the process, it was the same idea but as if a different person was presenting it, somebody with a much clearer plan for the future.”All three of the Donegal finalists will now progress to the regional finals of the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition.BUSINESS: BUNCRANA MAN CROWNED DONEGAL’S BEST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR was last modified: September 15th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Looking ahead to 49ers’ tough free agency questions

first_imgSANTA CLARA — When it comes to debating which 49ers merit bringing back to 2019, more questions are centered on those with current contracts than expiring ones. Let’s examine their in-house options to ponder ahead of the March 11, free-agency kickoff:UNDER CONTRACT (signed through)Defensive end Arik Armstead (2019): He’s started every game in a career-best season, and coaches rave about his run defense (46 tackles, 6 for loss). His three sacks are, gulp, a career high. 2019 salary: $9.046 …last_img read more

South African journalists shortlisted in global awards

first_imgInvestigative journalists risk their own safety when exposing corruption and crime. The Global Investigative Journalism Network honours those fearless reporters with the Global Shining Light Award. A South African team has been shortlisted for the award this year, following the win by another South African team in 2013. A team of South African journalists has been shortlisted for the Global Shining Light Award, to be handed out on 10 October in Norway. (Image: Pixabay)• The Conversation goes live in Africa• Suzelle’s DIY takes South Africa by storm• South Africa’s women in politics• South Africa’s Rugby World Cup journey• South Africa in top 20 best places to raise children Priya PitamberA South African investigative journalism story, “Goldfinger”, which aired on television current affairs show Carte Blanche, has been shortlisted in the Global Shining Light Awards.The story, which explores the manner in which tons of illegal gold is laundered into the legal market, made the cut alongside 12 other stories from around the world. The illegal gold, the story explains, is masked as second-hand jewellery. “So lucrative is this VAT scam that it has drawn sophisticated and dangerous organised crime gangs into the trade,” reads the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) website.The finalists were chosen after the GIJN received 76 submissions from 34 countries. The awards will take place on 10 October in Lillehammer, Norway, during the Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC).The team behind the “Goldfinger” story is producer Graham Coetzer; journalist Susan Comrie; and Devi Sankaree Govender as presenter.Watch more on the story here:What is the Global Shining Light Award?The award “honours investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions”, states the GIJC website. It takes place every two years.The winner walks away with an honorary plaque, $1 000 (about R13 700 today), and a trip to the conference to accept the award.Congrats to the 12 finalists of the Global Shining Light! Winner will be announced at #GIJC15— GIJN (@gijn) September 19, 2015“More and more journalists are being killed, and media outlets attacked, because they are carrying out important efforts in investigative journalism – exposing uncomfortable truths, shining light on systematic corruption, and providing accountability in societies yearning for democracy and development,” informs the conference’s website.The awards recognise and celebrate the brave work conducted by the investigative press around the world. The majority of the press in sub-Saharan Africa is partially free. Click on the image for a larger view. (Image: US News)Previous South African winnersIn 2013, a team of South African journalists from the Sunday Times shared the top award with reporters from Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic.The South African team, Stephan Hofstatter, Mzilikazi wa Afrika, and Rob Rose; worked on what became known as “Cato Manor: Inside a South African Police Death Squad.” It exposed police corruption.Find out more about that story from Afrika, and the threats he faced:last_img read more

Where Can I Find Good Advice?

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Donald Wulfinghoff is an energy consultant who works in Maryland. In 2015, he published Super House, a 700-page book that explains how an ordinary person without architectural training can design a superinsulated home that (he claims) will use only 10% to 20% as much energy for heating and cooling as a conventional home.The book is lavishly illustrated and comprehensive. Right off the bat, the author shares his lack of respect for architects: on the first page, he writes, “Is it really possible for a person with no prior experience to design a home that is far ahead of contemporary residential architecture? It certainly is.”Even for readers who are put off by Wulfinghoff’s exaggerated energy savings predication or his architect-bashing, the book (at first glance) shows a lot of promise. Wulfinghoff is a big believer in superinsulation. Much of his advice aligns with recommendations from energy-efficiency researchers and experienced builders. For example:BOOK REVIEWS BY MARTIN HOLLADAYCarbon Emissions By the Construction IndustryHenry Gifford Publishes a BookIn Search of a DIY Guide to Rooftop PVBuilding Science Information for BuildersRural Construction Methods in Tropical CountriesBooks for Homeowners Interested in Saving EnergyNew Books on Green BuildingCarl and Abe Write a TextbookBooks on Insulation and Energy-Efficient BuildingThe Uncertain Future of Phoenix and Las VegasSo far, so good. The advice quoted above resembles advice from many experienced builders of high-performance homes.But once readers dig a little deeper into the book, they start to notice that much of Wulfinghoff’s advice is idiosyncratic. He’s like a cranky uncle with firmly held but arbitrary opinions:Some of these opinions are defensible, of course. But after a while, readers get the impression that Wulfinghoff’s personality is a little — how shall I put it? — inflexible.So… center_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more