Ravena sees Gilas stint as gauge of progress

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Against NLEX, the former Ateneo star set up Fil-German Christian Standhardinger for the game-winning basket before burying the go-ahead triple to sink Alaska three days later.With his skill set, potential and winning pedigree, Ravena is considered as one of the top draft prospects if he joins the class of 2017 along with versatile guard Ray Parks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas overcame a three games in four days gauntlet the past week, eking out narrow wins over PBA teams as part of its buildup for the Jones Cup.The tune-up games were also beneficial for amateur standouts on the team like Kiefer Ravena, who was able to gauge himself against some of the top professional players in the country.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet 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 respitecenter_img Boxers set bold goal: six-gold sweep “Being in this type of position for me, personally, allows me to see where I am, where to improve on and helps me in making a decision of making it into the draft already,” said Ravena.The 23-year-old Ravena has yet to decide whether he would declare for this year’s PBA Draft.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’Based on Ravena’s performance in the exhibition games, he proved he can roll with the big boys.Throughout his young basketball career, Ravena is known for his ability to flourish under pressure-packed situations and he made no exceptions during the tuneups. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation View commentslast_img read more

Lancaster to get six new sheriff’s patrols in April

first_imgLANCASTER – Responding to residents’ demands for beefed-up law enforcement, city officials have agreed to pay nearly $2 million more a year to add six sheriff’s patrols in Lancaster. At the request of City Councilman Ron Smith, the city will add six 56-hour service units to its law enforcement contract, beginning April1. A 56-hour unit is on the street for eight hours every day of the year, so it will take about 10 deputies to staff those positions, officials said. The $400,000 to fund the jobs through the fiscal year that ends June30 will come from the city’s capital improvement fund. Funding for fiscal 2007-08 has not yet been determined. “The community has been screaming for more law enforcement,” Councilman Andy Visokey said. “The council is making a statement: We want more law enforcement.” Smith said the council wants deputies to spend at least 25 percent of their time on patrol, allowing them to spot and address minor crimes before they mushroom into more serious problems. Under current staffing levels, however, deputies spend all of their time responding to calls, with no time for simple patrol duties. “The only way to do that is to have deputies out there patrolling,” Smith said. Councilman Jim Jeffra said city staff members had been looking at ways to enhance the law-enforcement contract in the upcoming budget before Smith’s request. “We were definitely going to add deputies,” Jeffra said. Vice Mayor Ed Sileo said the council will be facing tough decisions on how to fund the deputies in 2007-2008. Sileo said he intends to revive his proposal to have property owners fund more of the expense associated with the patrol program aimed at rental properties. The program, which involves an eight-man team, costs about $1.3 million, and the city picks up 75 percent of that cost. The council had previously rejected Sileo’s attempts to impose a tax on property owners. Visokey, who voted against Sileo’s proposal in the past, said he would consider hearing it again, but he said his approval of the idea is doubtful. Visokey had opposed it in the past because the fee ultimately falls on the renters, including senior citizens on fixed incomes. “I’m hoping staff will come back with a list of ways to reduce spending and not raise fees,” Visokey said. “Hopefully, they will come back with a long list.” james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want 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

Danny Welbeck WILL hit the goal trail at Arsenal, insists Gunners great

first_imgDanny Welbeck will prove Louis van Gaal and his critics wrong and hit the goal trail for Arsenal, insists former Gunners striker Tony Woodcock.Welbeck was accused of missing too many chances during his time at Manchester United, with Van Gaal pinpointing his less than impressive goalscoring record as the reason for his decision to sell the striker to Premier League rivals Arsenal this summer.The 23-year-old duly drew a blank on his Gunners debut against Manchester City at the weekend, prompting more claims he is not ruthless enough to be a prolific hitman.But Woodock, who netted 68 goals in 169 matches for Arsenal, is convinced Welbeck will start firing after a regular run of games.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “I think he is a really good player. He is a good age, he has got a great physique, he is quick enough and he can link up play.“Everyone is always going on about the chances he is missing but if you look over the last couple of seasons he has scored some great goals and I think, if he has a regular run in the team, then he is going to score goals.“He is going to be a great asset for Arsenal.”last_img read more

Would-be robbers foiled when safe fails to open

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MISSION HILLS – Two employees at a Mission Hills supermarket were tied up and pistol-whipped today during a robbery attempt that failed because the safe could not be opened, police said. The incident occurred at the Albertson’s store at 16201 San Fernando Mission Boulevard, near Woodley Avenue, about 1 a.m., said Sgt. Steve Carmona of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Mission Station. Two masked gunmen entered through the rear of the closed store as it was being stocked and tied up two employees, Carmona said. The gunmen pistol-whipped the employees and demanded the safe be opened, but apparently no one in the store was capable of opening it, he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe victims suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene, Carmona said. The would-be robbers fled the store empty-handed, he said. ———————————————- For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img read more

Missing RPV man suffers from schizophrenia

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ A 42-year-old man who suffers from schizophrenia was being sought by sheriff’s deputies this morning. Chong Yi Lee, who lives on Crest Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes, was last seen at 11 a.m. Saturday leaving his residence, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Lee is 5 feet 10 inches tall, 165 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a short-sleeved shirt, gray shorts over brown pants and gray tennis shoes. Anyone with information was asked to call sheriff’s detectives at (323) 890-5500. 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

SEAFOOD PACKAGE IS MAJOR BOOST TO DONEGAL – McGINLEY

first_imgThe announcement by the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney of a €241 million development programme for the seafood sector up to 2020 is a major boost for Donegal, said Deputy Dinny McGinley.Dinny McGinleyThe investment package will provide capital to assist seafood enterprises to grow their production and add value to seafood exports.“I believe that the seafood industry has a massive contribution to make to Ireland’s economic revival, especially in coastal and peripheral areas. This investment will help our seafood sector to realise its potential. “Our seafood is sourced from the wild Atlantic, it is reckoned to be the best in Europe, if not in the world. While our seafood industry makes a significant economic contribution, there is still significant scope to expand it further.“Minister Coveney has said the seafood sector is worth around €850 million annually to the economy, with the potential to grow to €1 billion by 2020. This is hugely exciting.”He added that the progress made in the agriculture sector should serve as an example for our seafood sector.“Irish beef has been marketed successfully as a high end product. The branding of Irish beef coupled with high quality and safety standards has been instructive in Ireland becoming the only European country whose beef is imported in the American and Chinese markets. “There is no reason why our fish product should not enjoy the same status as our premium beef. If we succeed in having our fish packaged, processed here and sold throughout the world as a premium product, it could make a huge economic and employment contribution to our coastal areas”SEAFOOD PACKAGE IS MAJOR BOOST TO DONEGAL – McGINLEY was last modified: March 28th, 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:Dinny McGinleydonegalseafoodlast_img read more

‘I HAVE TO LIVE BESIDE MONSTER WHO BUTCHERED DONEGAL GIRL’

first_imgA TERRIFIED woman forced to live close to an evil thug who killed a Co Donegal girl says she’s “physically sick” with fear.The woman spoke to donegaldaily.com after we revealed earlier this year that callous Conor Downey, 47, was freed just eight years into a 12-year sentence for another crime.Downey murdered innocent Suzanne Reddan in a London flat they shared in 1988. She was not found until 1992 after Downey confessed to police in England that he had strangled her.Parts of her body were discovered but her torso was never found.Downey served just three years in jail for the horrific murder of the young Donegal woman.When he left jail he returned to his native Cork.In 2004, Downey was then sentenced to 12 years in jail after being found guilty of attempted rape and indecent assault of a young woman.Just a few months after Downey strangled Suzanne Reddan in 1988, he broke into the Cork woman’s home and attacked her as she lay sleeping.He beat her so savagely that gardaí thought she was wearing a horror mask. He also attempted to rape and sexually assault her.Downey now lives openly in Douglas in Co Cork.One female neighbour said local people are terrified.“I felt physically sick when I heard this,” she told us.“He lives near to me in Douglas and if he likes to break into homes I’m going to be afraid to sleep tonight and every other night,” she said.“He’s in the heart of the village perfect place for him to meet young girls on a weekend . Can’t believe they would leave a criminal like this free to do the same again to another innocent person.”She begged: “Can’t anything be done about this? Can he be removed from this area perhaps?”The answer – put simply – is no.Our previous article is here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/01/17/man-who-murdered-young-donegal-woman-is-back-on-the-streets/© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved. The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comI feel physically sick when I heard this, He lives across the road from me in Douglas apparently and if he likes to break into homes I’m gonna be afraid to sleep tonight and every other night. He’s in the heart of the village perfect place for him to meet young girls on a weekend . Can’t believe they would leave a criminal like this free to do the same again to another innocent person. Can anything be done about this . Can he be removed from this area perhaps.‘I HAVE TO LIVE BESIDE MONSTER WHO BUTCHERED DONEGAL GIRL’ was last modified: January 19th, 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)last_img read more

Negative campaigning turns off voters

first_imgAs the 2006 primary election lurches to a conclusion today with a final blitz of ads, telephone calls and mailings, weary voters and politicians say it’s one of the most negative campaigns in years and likely to push apathy to new heights. The evidence is strong that the negativity has turned voters off. The Secretary of State’s Office projects a 38-percent turnout of registered voters – one of the lowest in California history. “Up and down the state, you are seeing more negative campaigning in more races than I can remember,” said Bob Stern, president of the Center for Government Studies in Los Angeles. At the top of the Democratic ballot, gubernatorial rivals Phil Angelides and Steve Westly – two intelligent, competent office holders in their respective jobs as state treasurer and controller – have turned their race into a political free-for-all that has left many voters frustrated and confused. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2A Field Poll released over the weekend showed them in a statistical dead heat, with fully 25 percent of Democratic voters still undecided – the highest percentage this late in an election in six decades of polling. By the time final figures come in, most estimate Westly and Angelides will have spent a total of $80 million – much of it attacking one another rather than defining their vision for the state’s future to voters. “It seems to me that the message is muddied,” Democratic consultant Darry Sragow said. “It’s fundamentally a blur. You watch these ads and come away with the idea that there’s something wrong with them, but they’re indistinguishable.” Sragow attributes the contentious tenor of the campaign to an attempt to engage voters who distrust all politicians and are tired of elections. “We had a governor’s election in 2002, a recall in 2003, a presidential election in 2004 and a special election last year,” Sragow said. “Both these guys got as far as they could with positive ads and then did what was inevitable and went negative.” Stern noted that the negative campaigns have not been limited to the Democratic contest for governor. One of the oddest attacks came in a race for a state Senate seat in which Assemblyman George Nakano, D-Torrance, accused Assemblywoman Jenny Oropeza, D-Los Angeles, of refusing to send her children to Los Angeles schools. Oropeza has no children. And in the race for 43rd Assembly District, Burbank school board member Paul Krekorian and Glendale City Councilman Frank Quintero got to the point where they were sending out negative ads about each other’s negative ads. Stern said campaigns have pulled out all the stops in an effort to capture the attention – or spark the interest – of voters. “Unfortunately, people don’t remember the positives,” Stern said. “And there is no pulling back these days.” Democratic consultant Kerman Maddox, who appears regularly on television as a political commentator, said even the usual gadflies haven’t gotten excited about the primary. “Being on television, people normally can’t wait to come up and tell me what they think about politics,” Maddox said. “This year, no one seems to care.” That point was driven home to him on Sunday when the candidates made tours of African-American churches as part of their get-out-the-vote effort. “No one cared who was there,” Maddox said. “People just don’t seem to care about it this year.” And none of the other candidates or issues appear likely to generate widespread interest among voters. There are actually eight Democrats seeking their party’s nomination for governor, while three little-known candidates are challenging Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for the GOP nod. Voters also will be deciding the matchups the Nov. 7 general election for lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, controller, insurance commissioner, state schools superintendent and the Board of Equalization. There’s also a contest between former Gov. Jerry Brown and Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, who are seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general; dozens of congressional and legislative races; and in Los Angeles County, for sheriff, assessor and two supervisorial seats. There are also two statewide ballot measures: Proposition 81, which would issue $600 million in bonds for library construction and literacy programs; and Proposition 82, an income tax on wealthy Californians to fund preschool programs for 4-year-olds. Rick Taylor, who is Maddox’s partner, said he is surprised at the lack of public interest given the issues across the nation – soaring gas prices, the war in Iraq and illegal immigration. “You would think an old-line liberal like Phil Angelides would have been able to tap into that, but neither one is really dealing with issues,” Taylor said. “Neither he nor Westly have staked out a position on something that matters to voters.” And if voters are expecting a reprieve after today’s balloting, Sragow said they should think again. “June 7 is the first day of the rest of their lives,” Sragow said. “You have an incumbent governor who is vulnerable at a time when Republicans are not looking too good across the country. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see Schwarzenegger do what incumbents in trouble normally do – beat the daylights out of his opponent. For Democrats, they will go on the attack immediately to bring their party back together and try to tie the governor to everything people hate about what the Republican Party is doing.” rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want 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

Wolves news: Championship fixtures 2017-18 – every game revealed

first_img1 This is how the season will unfold. (All fixtures subject to change)05/08/2017 15:00 Wolverhampton v Middlesbrough12/08/2017 15:00 Derby County v Wolverhampton15/08/2017 19:45 Hull City v Wolverhampton19/08/2017 15:00 Wolverhampton v Cardiff City26/08/2017 15:00 Brentford v Wolverhampton09/09/2017 15:00 Wolverhampton v Millwall12/09/2017 19:45 Wolverhampton v Bristol City16/09/2017 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Wolverhampton23/09/2017 15:00 Wolverhampton v Barnsley26/09/2017 19:45 Sheffield United v Wolverhampton30/09/2017 15:00 Burton Albion v Wolverhampton14/10/2017 15:00 Wolverhampton v Aston Villa21/10/2017 15:00 Wolverhampton v Preston North End28/10/2017 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Wolverhampton31/10/2017 19:45 Norwich City v Wolverhampton04/11/2017 15:00 Wolverhampton v Fulham18/11/2017 15:00 Reading v Wolverhampton21/11/2017 19:45 Wolverhampton v Leeds United25/11/2017 15:00 Wolverhampton v Bolton Wanderers02/12/2017 15:00 Birmingham City v Wolverhampton09/12/2017 15:00 Wolverhampton v Sunderland16/12/2017 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Wolverhampton23/12/2017 15:00 Wolverhampton v Ipswich Town26/12/2017 15:00 Millwall v Wolverhampton30/12/2017 15:00 Bristol City v Wolverhampton01/01/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Brentford13/01/2018 15:00 Barnsley v Wolverhampton20/01/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Nottingham Forest27/01/2018 15:00 Ipswich Town v Wolverhampton03/02/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Sheffield United10/02/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Queens Park Rangers17/02/2018 15:00 Preston North End v Wolverhampton20/02/2018 19:45 Wolverhampton v Norwich City24/02/2018 15:00 Fulham v Wolverhampton03/03/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Reading06/03/2018 19:45 Leeds United v Wolverhampton10/03/2018 15:00 Aston Villa v Wolverhampton17/03/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Burton Albion31/03/2018 15:00 Middlesbrough v Wolverhampton02/04/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Hull City07/04/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Wolverhampton10/04/2018 19:45 Wolverhampton v Derby County14/04/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Birmingham City21/04/2018 15:00 Bolton Wanderers v Wolverhampton28/04/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Sheffield Wednesday06/05/2018 12:30 Sunderland v WolverhamptontalkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 have exclusive radio rights to the Sky Bet EFL Championship, League One and League Two for the next three seasons.The talkSPORT network will be the only place to hear 110 regular season EFL matches as well as the play-off semi-finals and finals. Will the Wolves’ flag be flying high? last_img read more