Ravena puts finishing touches on NLEX win

first_imgPhoto 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 [email protected]’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 recoverylast_img read more

Ocean fishing restrictions to start today

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The state Fish and Game Commission voted to approve the first network of marine protected areas in April, following more than two years of often contentious negotiations with environmentalists. SAN FRANCISCO – California will ban or severely restrict fishing in more than 200 square miles of ocean waters off the Central Coast today as part of a landmark plan to protect marine life. The first set of 29 marine protected areas, which go into effect in state waters from Santa Barbara County to San Mateo County, will include 13 reserves where fishing will be prohibited and 15 conservation areas where some commercial and recreational fishing will be allowed. Another site in Morro Bay will permit some sport fishing. “This starts off a program that will help sustain California’s marine resources into the future,” said John Ugoretz, a state scientist who is overseeing the creation of the marine preserves. “We’re trying to make sure that we have healthy fisheries and sustainable resources.” Department of Fish and Game wardens will patrol coastal waters to enforce the new restrictions, and scientists will study the protected zones to understand their effects on fish and other marine life. last_img read more

10 foreigners released on bail ahead of final NRC list

first_imgGuwahati: Ahead of the publication of final NRC list in Assam, ten persons declared foreigners have been released on bail from a detention camp in Goalpara district, a police official said here Monday.The ten have been released as per a Supreme Court direction that those declared foreigners and are under detention for more than three years should be released on bail, he said. The ten persons, including a woman, have been granted bail by the Foreigners Tribunal for a surety bond of Rs two lakh each and their biometric details, district additional superintendent of police Amitabh Basumotary said. Their conditional release began on August 9 and they were allowed to leave the camp which is located inside Goalpara district jail, Basumotary said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The final National Register of Citizens list, which will identify bonafide citizens of Assam, is set to be published on August 31. Of the ten granted bail nine are from Goalpara district and one from neighbouring Chirang district. They are aged between 39 and 69 years. The Supreme Court, which is monitoring the updation of the NRC, had during the hearing of a PIL last month on detained foreigners had set five conditions – deposit of a bond with two sureties of Rs 1 lakh each from an Indian citizen, a verifiable address of stay after the person’s release from the detention centre and reporting once every week to the police station specified by the home and political department. The other two conditions are biometrics of the person’s iris (if possible) and fingerprints of all 10 fingers and photos. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KAssam has six detention centres inside district jails in Goalpara, Kokrajhar, Tezpur, Dibrugarh, Jorhat and Silchar for persons declared foreigners by Foreigners Tribunals if they failed to prove that they or their forefathers lived in Assam before March 24, 1971 – the cut-off date as per the Assam Accord, 1985, to determine illegal foreigners. Assam is the only state in the country where the exercise to update the citizens’ register has been undertaken after 1951 when the exercise was done for the first time. The first draft NRC of the current updation was published in December 2017. The final draft NRC was published on July 31, 2018 in which 40,07,707 out of a total 3,29,91,384 applicants were excluded. In June this year the number of ineligible persons rose to 41,10,169 after 1,02,462 persons were added in the list of excluded persons.last_img read more