Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNot even a flu could stop Kiefer Ravena from helping NLEX in its all-important Game 4 against Magnolia on Friday in their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals tiff.Fighting through his sickness, the super rookie exploded for nine of his team’s last 11 points to help the Road Warriors claim the 91-79 win against the Hotshots and tie the best-of-seven series to two games apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES But for Ravena, his late-game spurt was nothing special.“We already placed ourselves in a good position, that we have a big lead coming into the fourth quarter. That lead really was something that I didn’t want to let go because we know how tough of an opponent Magnolia is,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Road Warriors was holding on to 80-65 advantage in the final five minutes before Ravena caught fire in the end game and delivered the 12-point lead.“During those last five minutes, I just didn’t want to let my team down cause we worked so hard to build that lead,” said the former Ateneo playmaker, who finished the game with 20 points on an 8-of-14 shooting from the field, to go with five assists and three rebounds. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ View comments Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism 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 Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims .@ArangkadaNLEX’s @kieferravena just wanted to preserve his team’s lead when he went berserk in the final five minutes of Game 4. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/kKVLLTScz0— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 16, 2018Ravena looked at that fourth quarter as NLEX’s chance to test its resolve which would be valuable for the squad in the long run as the series turns to a virtual best-of-three.“When they take the lead, they really protect that advantage. And for us to get better, we have to learn how to take care of leads,” he said. “It can’t be that we’ll just get a big lead and eventually falter in the end. If you can build a cushion and make the game better for your team in the end game, you must know how to finish it.”ADVERTISEMENT Team defense key in Road Warriors’ series-tying win As the Road Warriors passed that test with flying colors, Ravena is hoping to see his team sustain the effort when they shoot for the lead in Game 5 on Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.“Hopefully, we carry this momentum,” he said. “The series is tied, it’s a best-of-three and take this one, enjoy and savor it for a bit, go back to the drawing board, a few hours wakeup and practice, because we know that Magnolia will make those adjustments. So hopefully, we’d take care of business on our side.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery
Balkman and fellow World Import Justin Brownlee weren’t with the team yet when Alab faced Hong Kong early in the season.With then-reinforcements Ivan Johnson and Reggie Okosa, the team went 0-2 against the defending champs.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 crownBut the two helped the squad turn the page upon their arrival, going 15-3 since en route to a Final Four berth.With Alab playing at their best, Balkman is confident of his side’s chances regardless of who their foe will be. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Gargano gains retribution, new era dawns in NXT TakeOver: New Orleans LATEST STORIES 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThis early, Renaldo Balkman is looking forward to San Miguel Alab Pilipinas’ monumental semifinals clash against Hong Kong Eastern in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League semifinals.“They haven’t seen us and it will be our first time playing them, their first time playing us. It’s gonna be a good one,” he said after the Philippine side swept Saigon Heat in the quarterfinals on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ “For us, it’s being consistent. We play hard and we play together. Our guys are the best at playing real well right now and if they keep it up, we can’t be stopped,” he said.“That was last year. It’s a whole new year. I’m really being honest to you. Last year, they won. But this is a whole new year. They were the champions last year, but until they win again, we’re all fighting for the same thing.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
0Shares0000Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says his team were unlucky to lose against Manchester United after playing wellLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 4- Arsene Wenger wants his Arsenal team to use their loss to Manchester United as motivation for the rest of the campaign.The Gunners produced some fine attacking play during a Saturday night thriller but were undone by defensive errors and a brilliant display from United goalkeeper David de Gea, eventually losing 3-1. However, Wenger thinks his team can take encouragement from the performance, believing they have shown the brand of football they are capable of producing.“I believe from the game, it has to make us angry and even more determined,” said Wenger.“If I am a player, and I think with what we produced, we have a huge potential, and we lose the game. We cannot accept that.“That’s what you want, the players have produced a quality performance. What makes you angry is that you produce that performance and, in the end, you have nothing to show for it. That’s very difficult to accept.”Sixth-place Tottenham have been ruled out of the title race by boss Mauricio Pochettino but, despite being 15 points behind leaders Manchester City, Wenger does not accept that Arsenal’s challenge is over.“I am not Pochettino, I am Arsene Wenger,” said the Frenchman. “I am here to fight as long as I can.“As long as mathematically it’s possible, you have to fight. You cannot give any other message out.”Although Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi made errors which led to United goals in the opening 11 minutes on Saturday, Wenger is refusing to seek scapegoats for the loss.“I am not here to especially blame people,” he added. “I want Arsenal Football Club to win. When the performance is of that quality, we have to be efficient.“We are in this job to be efficient, you know. So I blame first myself. The crowd was outstanding and the team was outstanding.“But, we were not efficient. I cannot deny that. They scored three, we scored one.”–By Sky Sports0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
“One of the things hampering us is the continuing fire,” said Will Kempton, director of the California Department of Transportation. “Our goal is to get the roadway open as quickly as possible.” The intensity of the fire prevented authorities from entering the tunnel until Saturday afternoon. They recovered the bodies of two victims, but said they might find more bodies as they explore the charred wreckage in the 550-foot-long tunnel. “This is going to take a long time,” said Warren Stanley, head of the California Highway Patrol. “We have to work very slowly and methodically.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – A fiery chain-reaction crash of more than a dozen cars and tractor-trailers in the Newhall Pass tunnel closed Interstate 5 indefinitely Saturday, killing at least three motorists and injuring 10 others. The crash at 10:41 p.m. Friday involved about a half-dozen tractor-trailers and several cars that barreled down the dark, rain-slick highway and into the concrete tunnel, setting off a thunderous series of explosions and a fire that shot flames 100 feet into the air, authorities said. “I could hear trucks hitting – bang, bang, bang – and I got out,” Tony Brazil, a motorist who managed to escaped the inferno, told KCBS-TV. “It looked like a bomb went off” said Los Angeles County firefighter Scott Clark, one of about 300 firefighters who battled the stubborn blaze overnight. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.After the crash, about 20 people managed run out of the tunnel, including the 10 who were hurt. They were treated at local hospitals, most for burns and neck and back injuries. Traffic backed up for miles along the stretch of the Golden State Freeway that carries an average of 269,000 motorists each day. Streams of tractor-trailers and cars poured off on-ramps against traffic after being stuck for hours on the freeway, clogging the surface streets in suburban Santa Clarita. Enrico Servito, 53, of Vallejo was driving his wife to a 1 p.m. seminar in Los Angeles when they got caught up in the miles-long backup. After crawling in traffic for hours, they got off the freeway and stopped to rest at the Denny’s restaurant in Santa Clarita. “I’m more concerned about the crash,” Servito said. “We have somewhere to go, but we have to think of people in dire consequences.” Officials said they hope to reopen the southbound lanes sometime Tuesday morning, but could not estimate when motorists will again be able to use the northbound side of the freeway – or the critical truck route.
Some of the huge crowd which gathered for the first Shaun Graham memorial Race this evening. ALL PICS BY BRIAN McDAID OF THE CRISTEPH STUDIOA staggering crowd of almost 2,000 runners and walkers turned out for the first Shaun Graham Memorial Run in Letterkenny this evening.The late Shaun Graham’s mum Katriona during this evening’s memorial event for her son. Pic by Brian McDaid.The popular young Letterkennny man was tragically killed in a car crash in Rathmullan last year.The huge turn-out, which even caught organisers by surprise, was testament to the high esteem in which young Shaun was held. Among those who took part in the 3K race was Shaun’s beloved mum Katriona and other family members.Another family member spoke at the end of the event to thank all those who came out.Participants took advantage of the beautiful evening to take part in the event with many pushing buggies for what was areal family event.The huge crowd come back in the Port Road towards the town. PIc by Brian McDaid. MASSIVE CROWD TURN OUT TO PAY A LOVING TRIBUTE TO TRAGIC SHAUN was last modified: September 10th, 2014 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:letterkennyraceShaun Graham Memorial
GOALKEEPER Shay Given has done his bit for Donegal tourism today – sending this picture to his astonishing 296,623 followers on Twitter.Shay often returns to the county for his holidays.The Lifford man, expected to leave Aston Villa this summer, has been in Rossnowlagh and took this snap at the Smugglers Creek where he stopped off for a pint of the dark stuff. SHAY GIVEN DOES HIS BIT FOR DONEGAL TOURISM was last modified: July 3rd, 2013 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:SHAY GIVEN DOES HIS BIT FOR DONEGAL TOURISM
Tyler Skaggs’ death was caused by a mixture of opioids and alcohol, and ruled an accident, according to findings of the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office, and the Skaggs family issued a statement suggesting someone with the Angels may have been connected to the tragedy.The report, which was released Friday, indicated Skaggs was found with powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his system, as well as alcohol.Skaggs’ family released as statement after the release of the news, and …
Zoe Brown (Radio DJ & TV Presenter) with Cadi Chloe de Jager, an 8-year-old past patient and champion for the ICU campaign. (Image and Video: CH Trust)A fishing company is contributing to medical assistance for children who need specialised care and urgent surgery.Sea Harvest has contributed R300 000 to the Children’s Hospital Trust, the official fundraiser of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, in Cape Town, as part of its Kids for Kids initiative. The initiative has been running for six years; through it, a portion of the sales of selected Sea Harvest crumbed fish products are donated to the trust.The latest contribution brings the amount donated to the trust so far to R1.6-million since the Kids for Kids initiative was launched.“Often we consider the state of the world and the pain and suffering that others experience and we feel powerless,” said Jared Patel, Sea Harvest’s marketing manager. “However, each year we inform consumers about the drive, which usually runs from November to February, to provide them with an opportunity to be a part of this initiative.“Since 2010, Sea Harvest’s Kids for Kids initiative has donated funds to the trust for various projects at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, including a surgical skills training centre, a general medical ward, a new medical imaging complex, and a Childsafe Research and Educational Centre.”The funds donated will go towards an upgraded and expanded paediatric intensive care unit (ICU), the largest such unit for children in Africa.It currently has 22 beds for critically ill or injured children who come for specialised care and emergency surgeries from South Africa and other African countries. The demands on this unit are higher than its capacity to deliver.Thanks to donations from Sea Harvest and others, the first of four sections in the expanded ICU will be opened next month and the full ICU will be ready in October 2017.“There is a dire need to expand the ICU to accommodate up to 39 beds, which includes a 10-bed high care unit for neonatal patients and the establishment of eight isolation cubicles,” said Louise Driver, the trust’s CEO.“It is not only the increased amount of beds that is essential, but also the provision of more space around beds to comfortably accommodate critical life-saving equipment. Thanks to donors like Sea Harvest, we are able to fund important projects like this that ultimately help to save children’s lives.”Watch Cadi, who has personally experienced being sick at a tender age, speak about the ICU campaign. She is so passionate about it, she has taken on the fundraising as a personal crusade and is the youngest champion ever of the Children’s Hospital Trust.
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Fundamentally, this market doesn’t have a lot of upside unless South America turns dry. It appears some farmers are taking advantage of these rallies to catch up on sales, but many farmers are still uncertain. This is why a marketing plan is so helpful. It can help take the uncertainty out of decision-making.SoybeansBeans showed some life after the new Argentina President announced his soybean export policy. Most likely, the soybean export tax will gradually disappear over a number of years. This may be bullish near-term as South American farmers will be rewarded for holding beans until taxes lower. However, long-term this may keep a lid on prices for several years.CornCorn continues to trade in a 10 cent trading range. There isn’t much demand in the world for corn right now.Marketing strategy – Capturing opportunitiesThis summer some of my new clients began selling grain on rallies. The strategy — start selling 5% of their production at $3.75 and then selling an additional 5% with every 10-cent increase. This strategy resulted in 50% of their production at an average sale price of $4.12 on the Dec futures.Clients using this strategy above were able to capture market carry on their sales. They received an 18-cent premium for holding their grain until June. Meaning their $4.12 sales against the Dec turned into $4.30 by holding the grain until July.Many farmers didn’t think making these rally sales last year were a good idea, thinking they should hold for $4.50, $4.75 or maybe even $5. I’m sure today many wish they would have sold more than they did when it hit $4.50. Even I wish I would have sold much more of my 2016 crop when I saw $4.50 futures. In these types of situations it would be best to remember the market carry premium, which can make early sales like those look much better.Basis opportunitiesThese sales also don’t take into account the movement of basis (difference between CBOT and local prices) from the middle of summer until now. Basis levels in the western Corn Belt went from -.40 last summer and before harvest to -.20 in the last couple of weeks. Basis changes in the eastern belt have been even more dramatic with -.30 common in the summer to +.20 being very attainable now. That means that farmers who did presell their grain using futures and captured the carry have the opportunity to sell their grain at even more profitable levels.Understand the marketThe market already knows how farmers think and market their grain. Savvy farmers understand how the market works so they can take advantage of the opportunities available. Occasionally farmers catch the market off guard, like in the fall of 2014 when farmers didn’t sell grain at very low levels causing a bump in prices, but that doesn’t always happen. This year end users aren’t making the same mistake as last year by not having enough coverage on at lower values.2016 should have opportunities for farmers too. However, a farmer needs to be ready and learn how to use the market to their advantage. I encourage all farmers to learn more about how to reduce risk and use the carry and basis to their advantage. By seeking advice from people who understand how the market works, farmers can increase their farm operation profits.Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. 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