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Guiao rues lack of support for Ravena in loss to Magnolia

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jio Jalalon regaining his old form for Hotshots Ravena finished with a career-high 31 points, with four rebounds and five assists, but was basically a one-man crew that operated NLEX’s system.Guiao said that even though Ravena was spectacular offensively, that wasn’t the way NLEX basketball was supposed to be played.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Kiefer played a great game today offensively but that’s not our style of play,” said Guiao Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We don’t want one player to take over the game offensively and try to bring us or carry us on his shoulders for us to win.”NLEX had three players score in double figures against Magnolia—Ravena getting 31, JR Quiñahan with 22, and Kevin Alas with 13—and all three shot 40 of the team’s total 88 field goal attempts. It was in stark contrast to the Road Warriors’ 115-104 win over Globalport and 119-115 win over Kia, where NLEX had four and eight players score in double figures, respectively.Guiao had no choice but let Ravena take over, pointing out that most of his players had difficulty finding the bottom of the net.“Of course, sometimes you don’t have a choice if all your offensive options are not working and we just have to go to what is working and in this situation it was Kiefer,” said Guiao.“I told the team that if we have to do it that way we’re not going to win too many games.”Of the seven Road Warriors who took at least five field goal attempts, it was just Ravena, Alas, and Michael Miranda who shot 50 percent.ADVERTISEMENT NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao saw his prized rookie Kiefer Ravena shine in adversity in a 105-94 loss to Magnolia, but behind that glory was the fact that the Road Warriors had few to show after their prized rookie.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch03:30PH’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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Juami Tiongson went 1-of-5, Alex Mallari was 1-of-10, Larry Fonacier was 3-of-7, and Quiñahan was 9-of-21 from the field, respectively.“Kiefer played a great game offensively but he did not get enough support from the rest of the team,” said Guiao. “We’ll just take this as a lesson and hope that by Friday [against San Miguel] we’re able to correct ourselves.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Fort St. John now on Google Street View

first_imgNow you can hit the streets of Fort St. John without leaving your home.The City is now featured on Google Street View, a service that allows a close-up, 360-degree view of city streets as if you were driving them.Last summer, there were several sightings of the ‘Google Car’, as it drove up and down the streets of Fort St. John.Advertisement View Google Streets in a larger mapMap: 100.1 Moose FM radio station from Google’s Street View. – Advertisement -By Christine Rumleskiecenter_img Now, practically all streets in the City are available to view. You can also travel the entire Alaska Highway, all the way up into the Yukon.last_img

Vocal coach helps ordinary folks unleash musical talent

first_imgBefore she lived in Sherman Oaks and taught regular people how to turn themselves over to a piece of music, Morrow was a Broadway star. She opened for Buddy Hackett. She worked on TV. And before that, she was just a kid going to Catholic school in Des Moines, Iowa, with a couple of opera singers for parents and a flair for drama. “I grew up thinking that everyone in the world could sing,” she said. And, as anyone who’s spent time in karaoke bars or has an overly enthusiastic neighbor can attest, that’s not true. Morrow wasn’t really thinking of that when she was on Broadway, though. Leading lady She started performing 47 years ago, playing Helen of Troy and singing classic leading-lady-character roles. For years, she sang her heart out to crowds and loved it. But the roles only keep coming for so long, and the outlets shrank by the year. The Catskills resorts stopped booking shows. TV variety shows died. Theaters closed. But people still loved to sing and Morrow thought she could put her skills to use. In the early ’90s, she began teaching classes for regular, everyday folks. She didn’t see it as vocal coaching but a sort of therapy to bring out performers hidden within housewives and mild-mannered salesmen. “If I’d had a teacher like me, I probably would have been a big star,” she said, laughing. “People feel important and powerful when they let go. There’s a dropping of the guard. … It’s a yearning for people to be accepted as they are, not who you think they are.” So she offered classes in musical theater at UCLA, then smaller sessions on nights and weekends. Instead of fooling with students’ tone or rehearsing them through scales, she had them tackle the underlying emotions of a piece. They brought in classic literature and applied it to contemporary songs. They carried props and interpreted tunes as the punch lines to jokes. For a recent assignment, they used advertising copy to introduce material, leading to some surprisingly soulful takes on dating services and erectile dysfunction. “It was hard for me at first because with my ego, I thought I was going to train them to win Tony Awards and thank me from the stage,” she said. “But that wasn’t happening. They started telling me, `Wow, I got a call back from the Downey Community Theatre for `Once Upon a Mattress’ or, `I’m singing at a senior center.”‘ And Morrow began to recognize that was perfectly fine. For many of her students, a gig like that meant just as much. Or making the church choir. Or performing at a friend’s birthday party. Heart of the matter Standing before a piano, bringing life to an old Rodgers and Hammerstein tune, they had that same vitality she’d seen so many times in the old days. “Lots of people focus on the technique, but Karen makes you find what the song really means,” said Don Paris of West Hills. “I was singing big once and she said, `OK, that was fine, but sing it back to me like I’m a homeless person.’ And it was much better.” Paris was a music major in his college days but never had a chance to pursue it, settling into a comfortable life as a pharmaceutical sales executive. When he retired and took up music as a hobby again, he went to Morrow. She improved his phrasing and confidence and he made the church choir. Now he’s developed a one-man show based on what he learned in her classes and sings for seniors clubs. And that has become a measure of success for Morrow. She’s not getting rich on the classes, but she makes a comfortable-enough living and keeps herself occupied creatively. “There’s no one there who’s doing this for a living,” she said. “There’s a housewife; the editor of a race car magazine; Big Tall Bob, who’s a masseur; and Chuck, who sells fabrics and sews. “A lot of them sang in school and didn’t think they were good enough to be a professional. I’ve made music safe for them again.” Safe for the doctor of physical therapy with the charming accent. Safe for the publicist who sings of hot flashes and middle-age passion. Safe for a guy named Miguel Vargas, who shows up for class in gym shorts and a T-shirt, then lets loose with a professional-quality rendition of “A Bit of Earth” that leaves the other students floored. “Oh, my God, you did a whole 180 on that,” Morrow gushes. “Beautiful. Have you been coached by someone?” He shrugs sheepishly, embarrassed at the praise. “No,” he says. “I’ve just been listening to you.” (818) 713-3738 If you go WHAT: Karen Morrow’s 2007 Master’s Showcase. WHEN: Friday and Saturday; dinner begins at 7 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. WHERE: Gardenia Restaurant and Lounge, 7066 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. COST: $12. For more information, call (323) 467-7444.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! McVey sits down, closes his eyes and begins to see, playing away at his phantom instrument. His voice begins to gain strength. “Drop that jaw!” Morrow interrupts. “Lose the L!” And McVey, who’s normally a bookkeeper at a children’s center, is flying. His voice leaps forth. Morrow grins slyly. Her technique is unusual but gets results. McVey coasts through the rest of the song, triumphant. He’s only been studying under Morrow for a few months, years removed from the singing he did back in college, but he’s noticed a dramatic change in his voice – it really sounds like his voice. “She makes people more themselves,” he said. “Once you can go into yourself and let it go, it’s very free. It’s like running and getting your second wind. You just lose yourself in the song.” Her ear cocked to the side, Karen Morrow frowns as she hones in on the notes spilling from Daniel McVey’s mouth. Her student is doing a very credible “Lazy Afternoon,” polishing the show tune for her upcoming exposition this weekend at the Gardenia in Hollywood, but Morrow, a classic Broadway belter, isn’t satisfied. She thinks for a moment as the last bars echo away. He stands patiently and then, she’s got it. “Now sing this like you’re playing a cello,” she says, making a broad sawing motion with one arm, resting the other near her clavicle. “It’s resting there and you’re warming your chest.” last_img

B.C. Secondary Schools receive their annual Report Card

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – The annual Report Card on B.C’s Secondary Schools was released by the Fraser Institute, a tool that Secondary Schools academic performances can be compared.Based on seven academic indicators using student results from annual provincewide exams, grade-to-grade transition rates, and graduation rates, this Report ranks 251 public and independent secondary schools.Of the top 53 schools in the ranking (seven were tied for 47th) 24 are public schools and 29 are independent schools. Located in 26 different cities and towns across the province, including Revelstoke, Summerland, Agassiz, Hope, and Duncan.- Advertisement -“All too often, we hear excuses that public schools can’t compete with independent schools because of the communities and students that they serve, but that’s just not true—every school can improve and strive to rank higher than the year before,” said Angela MacLeod, a Fraser Institute senior policy analyst.These are the rankings for schools in the North and South Peace Region;106/251 – Dawson Creek215/251 – Fort Nelson244/251 – Fort St. John246/251 – ChetwyndThis year, 36 schools showed statistically significant declines in performance over the past four years, and 33 showed statistically significant improvement.Advertisement “This Report Card proves that improvement is possible in every corner of the province, in every type of school serving every type of student,” MacLeod said.Notably, of the top 10 fastest-improving schools—regardless of rank—seven are located outside the Greater Vancouver Area in Agassiz, Chilliwack, Invermere, Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Terrace and 100 Mile House. In fact, none are in the City of Vancouver.For the complete results on all ranked schools, and to easily compare the performance of different schools; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Exposing the myths of Southland real estate

first_imgSome urban legends defy debunking. Like a couple that a UCLA economist says pertain to Southern California’s residential real estate market. Under the heading of “Fact and Fiction in the Southern California Economy” Ryan Ratcliff, an economist at the university’s Anderson Forecast, includes the following conclusions. High home prices are driving residents from the coast to the Inland Empire. The Southern California real estate market has finally turned the corner. Conventional wisdom says “yep” to both. Houses near the coast (that includes the San Fernando Valley) do cost a lot of money. The condo price here would have fetched a single-family home a couple of years ago. And a lot of people are moving into the Inland Empire counties of Riverside and San Bernardino. Houses there cost less than here. Good evidence for the first claim. Not so fast, though. “This seemingly obvious assertion is surprisingly difficult to prove using existing data,” Ratcliff said in his report last week on the Southern California economy. That’s because things like home prices and perception can be at odds. Jobs are part of the picture, too, just like in the early 1990s when the market tanked. Sales and prices both fell then, partly in response to each other, but the economy also shed hundreds of thousands of jobs. They went out of state and people followed. That seems to be going on now, too. “I think there is this sort of notion in L.A. that the Inland Empire is just a place you move to to get a cheap house,” Ratcliff said. “This isn’t just a bedroom community anymore. There is a self-sustaining economy that is is creating jobs.” Some people are moving there because they can buy a relatively affordable house and work close to home. Now there is no disputing that the market is in flux, too, with prices basically flat for six months and sales under their year-ago level since the start of the 2005 fourth quarter. That sure suggests a corner has been turned. It’s the opinion of analysts, some economists and real estate executives. Some say the market in January and February is looking a lot like 1997 sales-wise. That year 11,545 single-family houses changed owners, a respectable total. This year’s sales could end up in that vicinity, though the median price it averaged $165,833 for all of 1997 won’t. Jim Link, executive vice president of the Van Nuys-based Southland Regional Association of Realtors, said that in the Valley, the inventory, or properties for sale, has returned to a normal level. It’s happened elsewhere in the region, too. “For the first time in years the buyer has a choice and I don’t think sellers have adjusted to that. They’re still in the mind-set that every thing sells fast and there are multiple offers,” Link said. That’s a sign a corner has been turned. Maybe. “I’m a little hesitant to call that,” Ratcliff said of the turn. January and February are quirky months for residential real estate, and March, since it’s seasonally pretty neutral, is better gauge of direction. Ratcliff offers the following example. In the middle of 2004 there was a significant sales drop in Orange County and some market watchers thought, “Uh oh, here it is.” The market rebounded, though. Ratcliff said there are lots of fake-outs when it comes to forecasting. And some urban legends, too. “None of these end up being absolutely 100 percent one way or another,” Ratcliff said in his final conclusion about the two relating to Southern California residential real estate. A year from now we might find out if he’s right. (818) 713-3743 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want 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


first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9.00pm In St Mary’s Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 3/01/2013 No’s Drawn 5,10,12,22 No Jackpot Winner Next Weeks Jackpot Is €860, €15 Consolation Winners Were Chloe & Rebecca McGilloway Roxtown, Martin Oggie Clonmany, Bridget Harkin Malin Head, Mac Tams Bar Clonmany, Geraldine Devlin Tullagh.THIS WEEK END !! GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE SENIOR DINNER DANCE In The Ballyliffen Hotel On Friday 11th January 2013 Music By The Glenshane Country Band Tickets €25,AVAILABLE FROM ALL CLUB MEMBERS. MEMBERSHIP 2013 Is now due to be paid Adult €25.00 Child €3.00, All Players must be registered to play Contact David Hession 0860538537 or John Friel 0860523550.COACHES: Any Existing or New Coaches who wish to take a team boys or girls or who are interested in helping in anyway this season 2013 or any Transition Year Students wishing to get involved a Coaching Course will be arranged soon Please Contact Adrian Doherty 0879810304.GUM SHIELDS: Are now to be worn for all games from 1st January 2013 this is compulsory and anyone not wearing one will not be able to play referees will be checking you are wearing one, this is for all ages from 8 years to Adults, These are available to buy in Centra Clonmany ( GAA Approved) at a very reasonable price.Ladies Football – It is hoped that 2013 will see the return of an Urris ladies team to the pitch and a meeting will be held over the next couple of weeks to try and bring this about. If you are interested in playing or in helping out we would love to hear from you. Contact Adrian Doherty on 087 9810304, or David Hession on 086 0538537, give them your name and details and you will be contacted when the meeting is arranged. The club will have teams playing this year across all age groups from U10 to Minor and would encourage all our members to get the girls in their families to come out and play for their local club.DONEGAL GAA YEAR BOOKS 2012 are now available to buy at €10 each a great gift for any GAA Fan Contact John Friel.Club Merchandise – Another Great Gift Idea from club hats, gear bags, hoodies and jackets something for everyone Contact Alan Friel 0879029672.Club Website items for the notes please send to or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening. GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 7th, 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:URRIS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgA major pollution incident – and possibly worse – was narrowly averted in Killybegs harbour when a stricken vessel lost power in stormy conditions.The Spanish freezer vessel, “Aldan”, with 400 tonnes of fuel on board and a crew of 18, started drifting when the main engine failed about 10 minutes after casting off from the Auction Hall pier.Disaster was averted by the quick thinking and skill of staff of Sinbad Marine Services Ltd. who managed to bring the vessel under control using only the company pilot boat. Killybegs has been without full-time tug boats for the past several weeks following the announcement by Sinbad Marine that it could no longer afford to provide the service which was costing the company more than €1,000 a day.A call by the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation for the Department of the Marine and Donegal County Council to step in is said to be “under discussion” at present.The assumption that a high-powered tug with fire fighting capability will be on hand in an incident is written into the emergency plans of both the Coast Guard and the Fire Brigade.The engine failure on the “Aldan” has sen it remain tied up in Killybegs while a deep sea tug makes its way from Gijon in Northern Spain to tow her away for repairs. The “Aldan” came into Killybegs under her own power last week and her engineers spent three days attempting to deal with a fault that had developed.The vessel attempted to leave on Friday night but had not cleared the port when the main engine seized.The crew of the pilot boat, “Sinbad”, responded quickly and succeeded in bringing the vessel back to her berthage. It is now expected that she will be towed out of Killybegs on Easter Monday.Said Jim Parkinson, managing director of Sinbad Marine Services Ltd.: “This is precisely the type of situation we have been warning about. If the pilot boat and her experienced crew had not been on hand, there could have been a disaster. In a situation like this, the response needs to be in two minutes, not in two days.”Martin Howley, chairman of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation, said that the skill and quick response of the Sinbad crew had undoubtedly saved the day. “This was a case in point and shows that Killybegs cannot work without a tug service”, Mr Howley said. DISASTER AVERTED AFTER STRICKEN VESSEL TOWED TO SAFETY was last modified: March 28th, 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:AldanKillybegsSinbad Marine Servicesstricken vessellast_img read more


first_imgJARLA BRANCHES OUT TO WISH DONEGAL THE BEST OF LUCK! was last modified: September 20th, 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:cartoondonegalJarlalast_img


first_imgDavid Franks, Chief Executive of Iarnrod Eireann (left) with Noel Brett, Chief Executive of the Road Safety Authority and Gerald Beesley, Railway Safety Commissioner (right), pictured at the launch of the new RSA/Iarnrod Eireann/Railway Safety Commission public awareness campaign to educate road users on safety at railway crossings. Pic. Robbie ReynoldsTHE Road Safety Authority might not realise it but it is spending a fortune warning people in Co Donegal to be careful….when crossing railway lines!The semi-state body has commissioned a series of adverts telling people in Donegal this – via Highland Radio.And as the last train left Donegal decades ago, listeners have been left scratching their heads about the public information broadcast. The ‘Safety at Level Crossings’ campaign is an initiative of the Road Safety Authority, Iarnród Éireann and the Railway Safety Commission.The ad urges motorists to take extra care at level crossings, in particular those that are unattended.Donegal Daily reader Gerry Cunningham was bemused.“I don’t listen to the radio that often but I heard this advert when I was in a shop on Monday morning and thought it was odd,” he wrote. “Unless it was for all those people who use the fun train in Fintown? Or the funicular railway at Sir Gerry Robinson’s home in Raphoe?” ROAD SAFETY AUTHORITY IN HIGHLAND RADIO TRAIN ADVERT BLUNDER was last modified: November 11th, 2014 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:donegalIrelandrailwaysROAD SAFETY AUTHORITYlast_img read more

Gift Ali and Bernard Muwanga part of KCCA team to face Esperance

first_img Tags: Bernard MuwangaCAF Champions LeagueGift AliKCCA FC Gift Ali is part of the 18 players traveling for Tunisia later today (file photo)CAF Champions League 2018Esperance de Tunis vs KCCA FCStade Olympique de Rades, RadesTuesday, 17-07-2018 @10:00pmReferee: Noureddine El Jaafari Morocco34 KCCA FC players and officials have been named on the contingent to travel to Tunisia for the CAF Champions League tie against Esperance.The contingent includes 18 players, seven coaches, two doctors, two media officers plus five officials.Among the 18, new signings Bernard Muwanga and Gift Ali have also been included.Muwanga was signed from record Uganda Premier League champions SC Villa while Ali joined from Proline FC.The KCCA FC team travels on Saturday 14th July 2018 at 1600 hours aboard Fly Emirates and will make a stopover in Dubai before setting off to Tunis, their final destination.The contingent includes;Juma Marjan Abdul Hamid (Leader of Delegation)Players:Tom Ikara, Charles Lukwago, Bernard Muwanga, Timothy Awany, Fillbert Obenchan, Hassan Musana, Mustapha Kizza, Isaac Kirabira, Sadam Ibrahim Juma, Lawrence Bukenya, Gift Abubakar Alli, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Nunda Jackson, Steven Sserwadda, Julius Poloto, Allan Okello, Patrick Kaddu and Shaban Muhamad.Coaches:Manager Mike Mutebi, Morley Byekwaso, Badru Kaddu, Daniel Kiwanuka, Jackson Magera, Richard Malinga and Robert Kabuye.Doctors:Ivan Ssewanyana and Emma Tusubiira.Media Officers:Moses Mwanje Magero (PRO) and Patrick Fred Ochieng.Administrators:Ali Nganda Kasirye, Davis Othieno, Julius Raymond Kabugo and Moses KadduComments last_img read more