Mulvaney Requests Zero Funding for CFPB in Q2

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Mulvaney Requests Zero Funding for CFPB in Q2 in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago CFPB Federal Reserve Funding market mulvaney 2018-01-18 Staff Writer Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago In his first request to the Federal Reserve for funding, Mick Mulvaney, acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) requested for zero dollars in funding for Q2. The Federal Reserve directly funds the consumer agency, with directors sending their requests for funding for the quarter.According to the New York Times, Mulvaney, in a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, said that the bureau did not need any new funds to operate during the second quarter. The bureau has on deposit $177.1 million to cover emergencies and contingencies, which Mulvaney said were too large. He intended to spend approximately $145 million from that contingency fund.Mulvaney argued that those additional funds that the Fed would have otherwise earmarked for CFPB, could be turned over to the Treasury Department to pay down a tiny amount of the government’s debts, the Times report stated.According to political news website Politico, Richard Cordray, Former Director of CFPB had requested $217.1 million in the last quarter to fund the agency. Mulvaney said that Cordray had maintained a reserve fund in case of overruns or emergencies, but he didn’t see any reason for that since the Fed has always given the bureau the money it needed, the website said.This letter from Mulvaney comes on the heels of an announcement by the agency that it was issuing a call for evidence to ensure that the Bureau was fulfilling its proper and appropriate functions to best protect consumers. In the coming weeks, CFPB will be publishing in the Federal Register a series of Requests for Information (RFIs) seeking comment on enforcement, supervision, rulemaking, market monitoring, and education activities. These RFIs will provide an opportunity for the public to submit feedback and suggest ways to improve outcomes for both consumers and covered entities. Previous: Homeowner Needs After Wildfires Fall Short of Expectations Next: Bank of America Posts Solid Results for Q4 2017 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago January 18, 2018 1,556 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB Federal Reserve Funding market mulvaney Home / Daily Dose / Mulvaney Requests Zero Funding for CFPB in Q2 Subscribelast_img read more

High benthic methane flux in low sulfate oceans: Evidence from carbon isotopes in Late Cretaceous Antarctic bivalves

first_imgThe shell material of marine benthic bivalves provides a sensitive archive of water chemistry immediately above the sediment–water interface, which in turn is affected by sedimentary geochemistry and redox reactions. Sulfate has a major controlling effect on sedimentary carbon cycling, particularly the processes of methane production and oxidation, with lower concentrations of sulfate likely resulting in an increase in sedimentary methane production. Whilst it is accepted that ocean sulfate varied markedly across the Phanerozoic, evidence of changes in methane production in sediments has so far been lacking. There is potential for the oxidation products of sedimentary methane to be preserved and detected in marine fossils. Here we present the results of high resolution carbonate isotope records from two taxa of well-preserved shallow-infaunal bivalve (Lahillia and Cucullaea) collected from the marine shelf succession across the Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) boundary in Seymour Island, Antarctica. The succession has pre-existing subtle indications of more abundant methane, and the time period is characterized by much lower marine sulfate concentrations than modern. These shell carbonate–carbon isotope records vary widely: at one extreme, shells have typical average values and small ranges compatible with a contemporaneous marine dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) source and modern-style sedimentary carbon cycling. At the other, the shells have large-amplitude annual cycles of carbon isotopic variability of up to 23.8‰ within a single year of growth and shell carbonate δ13δ13C compositions as negative as −34‰. Shells with these increased ranges and unusually negative values are found at discrete intervals and across both bivalve taxa. The contribution of methane required to explain the most negative carbonate–carbon isotopic values in the bivalve shells is extremely high (between 30 to 85% of bottom-water DIC based on mass balance calculations). Records of organic-carbon isotopes from the same succession remained between −26.1 and −21.7‰ throughout, suggesting that methane influence was restricted to bottom-waters. A lack of authigenic carbonate in the section indicates that methane oxidation progressed aerobically and may have provided a significant driver for transient bottom water de-oxygenation. Where methane addition is indicated, the seasonal sensitivity precludes control by methane hydrates. We argue that these data represent the increased importance and sensitivity of methanogenesis in the sediments, enabled by lower ocean sulfate concentrations during the Late Cretaceous. The tendency towards a more dynamic role for marine methane production and oxidation is likely to apply to other times of low marine sulfate in Earth’s history.last_img read more

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque almost called up Victor Valdes to latest squad

first_imgSpain coach Vicente del Bosque has revealed he considered calling up out-of-favour goalkeeper Victor Valdes in his latest selection. Press Association Valdes has made just two appearances since joining Manchester United in January after recovering from a knee injury. The former Barcelona player has had a strained relationship with United manager Louis van Gaal and has not been given a squad number for the 2015-16 campaign. center_img “We were very close to bringing Victor Valdes to the team and I really liked the idea,” Del Bosque said in an interview with Atresmedia. “But in the end, we acted a little bit cowardly just because of what people might say, such as that I’ve lost my mind or those sort of things. “It was a time when Valdes needed support and why couldn’t we have given it ourselves? “I know we are not an NGO, that we have to call up the best players, that we need to prepare for the future, one that he might not be a part of. “But without a doubt it would have been a good idea to have called him up.” Valdes earned 20 caps for Spain and was a member of the squad that won the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship two years later. “He is a unique man, special and very good for the national team,” Del Bosque said. “At times there is a need for humanity.” The 33-year-old saw his transfer to Turkish side Besiktas fall through last week after failing to agree personal terms and is under contract with United until next summer. Spain take on Slovakia in Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Oviedo before travelling to Skopje to face Macedonia three days later. last_img read more

SN Q&A: GLOW Girl Roxy Astor on evolution of women’s wrestling from GLOW to WrestleMania 35 main event, AfterGlow, new Netflix show

first_imgRoxy Astor (real name Tracee Meltzer) never wanted to be a professional wrestler. In this world, though, life takes unique twists and turns.In 1987, Astor went through an audition and ended up being selected to be on the first all-female wrestling show Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW), which Astor played a socialite from New York City’s Park Avenue. The show was a massive success until it went off the air in 1990. It’s changed so much. I look back at the some of the older wrestlers and give them a ton of credit like Fabulous Moolah, Matilda in the 1960s and 1970s and then GLOW happened. Everything from managers to the Divas, you had to be beautiful. Now, it is starting to look a little bit like GLOW. I think we were ahead of our time, but it had to be at that moment. I don’t think the wrestling would have been ready for having the whole diva thing or someone like Nia Jax and Tamina Snuka and having great workers. I think there’s a much better appeal to different audiences. WWE now has all shapes and sizes. That has always been my thing. Not everybody can be a diva and look like that. Now they can compete and show that they want. Now they are taking independent wrestlers to be in the company. I think it gives people hope.Women’s wrestling was around 70 years ago with Mildred Burke and Moolah. But it didn’t get mainstream attention until GLOW started. People say if it wasn’t for GLOW maybe female wrestling never receives the care that you guys did because it wasn’t much of a thing in WWE and NWA/WCW. If it wasn’t for GLOW, maybe we don’t see women closing Wrestlemania 35 with three women in the main event. Do you think that’s true?Right. You know what’s funny is that I did an interview where I found out Moolah hated us because of the success we were having. Her and Mae Young were huge in the ’90s and the early 2000s. They were matched in wheelchairs. I knew I couldn’t do that. We do get a little bit resentment from some of the girls that have been wrestling for a while. Nobody knew how GLOW was going to be. Nobody knew how it was going to change. Honestly, to be a part of that and to look back is that I went from nobody to being on TV in about seven months. I was unknown to being on tour. It was extremely fast. I wish the pay had been better. It was great. I think GLOW played a significant role in how wrestling has changed and how everything evolved. Astor went on to live a normal life. She became a mother of three children (two girls and one boy) and became a hairdresser. But GLOW came back to life in 2012 when a documentary was done on the promotion. Wanting to keep the name alive, Astor started a Kickstarter campaign and called it AfterGLOW, where she needed to raise $5,000 to get the name trademarked and also do a reunion Q&A called “The AfterGLOW Fan Party” that would feature several of the original members of the show.  The financial goal was met and the event took place in October 2014. Since then, Astor continued running the AfterGLOW brand to highlight the original GLOW brand.  Astor has organized numerous AfterGLOW events for fan meet-and-greets and done three cruises.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearIn July, Astor will be joined by former GLOW girls Matilda The Hun, Sunny California Girl, MTV, Jailbait, and Gremlina at NostalgiaCon’s Ultimate 80s Reunion starting July 4-6, 2019 in Anaheim.Astor took time out of her schedule to speak with Sporting News about the evolution of women’s pro wrestling from when she started on GLOW to the main event of Wrestlemania 35 with Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair. She also discussed her time on GLOW and what she thinks about the show returning on Netflix.Sporting News: You and some of the GLOW girls are going to be part of Nostalgia Con’s Ultimate 80’s reunion coming up July 4-July 6 in Anaheim. How did it all come about and how do you like doing events like those events?Roxy Astor: Because if it’s 80’s nostalgia and I will call to be there. One of my friends told me I have to check this out. I called and talked to a lady named Mandy and asked her if she wanted us to be a part of this. I told her I would bring some new girls with some of the original GLOW girls. I think this is a perfect blend for us to have our AfterGlow group. I’m looking forward to it.How did you get approached to do GLOW?I was never approached. I am the approacher. I was already a fan of GLOW. I drove my Porsche 924 to Los Angeles not wanting to be an actress or anything like it at all. But, I watched GLOW every Saturday. I loved it. There was nothing like it. They had an audition to be a GLOW girl. So, I called because I knew I had to be on this show. Three days later, I was in their offices. I just walked into that room knowing that I was going to be a bad girl. I came in there dressed like a bad girl. I hit the table thinking I blew the audition. I went home and ended up getting the call. I was asked to audition with what I was told later was 3,500 girls. So, I drove my little Porsche 924 to Las Vegas and tried out. It went down to 500 and then to 100 and then down to us.At that point, did you watch the show or any pro wrestling whatsoever?I usually watched WWF. My first thought was always, ‘Where are the women’? I thought the guys were ok, but I wanted to see the women kick some butt. I think that’s why GLOW was so popular. If you saw a woman in the WWF, she was usually just in the back. I loved watching Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan.GLOW was extremely popular because it was different from the WWF and the NWA/WCW because it just highlighted women. Do you have good or bad memories from your tenure on the show?Honestly, I had the best time of my life. Girls were crying on the show quite often and I could understand why they did. I wasn’t like that, though. If I want to do something, I will do it. I never thought I could wrestle in front of a million people in a wild outfit. I was a little insecure. But I broke that as time went on. I would never be able to do the things I’m doing if it wasn’t for GLOW. It made me feel more outgoing and more comfortable with people. It was a fantastic time, but I made it amazing. I didn’t get caught up in any politics.If you didn’t nail the audition and get onto GLOW, what would you have done with your life?I was a hairdresser before I did the show. I graduated from beauty college, and I got asked to do some of the girls’ hair for GLOW. I’m a girl from Auburn, Washington, who played a bad girl on a hit show named Roxy Aster from Park Avenue. I looked at a lot of things to see how I could develop the character more. I had never acted before, so a lot it was me but amping it up 10 times. Roxy Astor https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/29/fb/roxy-astor-glow-040219-ftr_su7scrqhx9fy1beiulcqcmndb.jpg?t=-549619935&w=500&quality=80 A lot of rumor and innuendo is out there about how the show ended. Can you set the record straight on what happened to where you and the girls were no longer on the show?You are always going to have your rumors. I ended up leaving because I was waiting for GLOW The Movie. I met someone in Las Vegas and ended up having a baby. I was about two and a half months pregnant at the time. I was still doing some filming where I was playing something like my Roxy character. Then, I had to take time off as I got farther along in my pregnancy. Then, production on the movie halted for a bit. I was like, ‘What is going on?’ And that was it. After I had my son, I thought they were getting everything together, and we were going to get back to shooting the movie. But, it died out. There were rumors that Peter Sedora was starting to mess around with the girls. So that everyone knows, I wasn’t a part of that.When it ended, and it all came to a close, how did you feel? The show was very successful. You were very successful and a big part of it. Everything looked to be going so well and then it came to a screeching halt.For me, it was a slower crash than a lot of the girls. Because when I left, some of the girls went to Hawaii and were doing a lot more. I was going to go back to it. For me, I had just become a mom and I was going to work my way back into it. For the rest of the girls, it was they left and were told that they would get called back. I think a lot of the girls freaked out and they didn’t have backup careers. They didn’t know what to do with themselves. I look back and see of the girls went to POW and Boxy Boxing. They were grabbing onto anything that was like GLOW. Nothing else worked after that. Fortunately, I had a backup plan.A lot went into getting the AfterGlow name trademarked as you didn’t have the rights to the GLOW name. There was another member who had the name, who licensed it to the people at Netflix to do the show that airs on there right now. What is the story behind all of it?Ursula bought the rights for $1.00. I should have bought the name (laughs). I didn’t own any trademark. If I’m going to give 100 percent to something, I wanted to make sure I have the AfterGlow with the Original GLOW girls trademarked. Otherwise, whatever we would do, we would have still been worried about the GLOW licensing because it wouldn’t have worked with the Netflix deal.How did you find out Ursula licensed the rights to Netflix?She had the rights for a while. She was doing little sideshows. She counted on us helping to do the shows. Most of us were there for her. We were hoping that with that name, something would happen with it. I did that in 2002. She couldn’t plan something as big as this. I think Netflix came to her and said they wanted to buy the rights. It was like a jackpot, but we were left out of the jackpot.Was it upsetting to you because the girls had done so much to help her out, yet you were left out in the cold? I didn’t want any part of that and to be in cameos. My thing is I wish she would have helped others who were on the show who were less fortunate. Help them out or do something. I never wanted any part of it. I think Ursula could have worked out as part of the deal to get some of the other girls involved.When it came to getting the AfterGlow name, I found out that getting it trademarked came because of the fans. How did all of that come about?I came back with this idea. We had done this documentary back in 2012 before the show on Netflix. There was no talk about GLOW. I was doing a radio show, and I wanted to do something for the fans. All of a sudden, there was a Kickstarter, and you could do it. I didn’t have anyone like that to help me out. I did research and got a Kickstarter up the next week. I said at an AfterGlow party that I want to raise $5,000 to get AfterGlow trademarked in one month. I honestly thought I was going to get a dollar from our millions of fans. But that didn’t work. And I saw right away the fans wanted this to happen. But I did raise the money. The fans got so wrapped up into it. We were only a $1,000 away and then one fan who wanted to have dinner, put down that money, and he ended up doing all of our artwork. It’s because of the fans that the AfterGlow is here and I will never let that go.Have you watched the reboot of the show on Netflix and what are your thoughts on it?Oh my god, yes. I have watched all of the shows on Netflix. I met some of them at a WWE pay-per-view about a year-and-half ago. I don’t think they knew we were going to be there. I found it very odd that we were there when the cast of Netflix was there. We were backstage filming and the entire cast except for Kia Stevens (Awesome Kong), who was the real wrestler of the group. They were freaking out when they saw the original GLOW girls. I’m looking forward to season three.Does the show do a fair depiction of how it was?It is in the sense that we lived in apartments and how we did our auditions. There were a few stories with a couple of girls fighting. Again, I have to say that the stories that happened back in the 1980s would blow people away if they knew some of the real stories that happened to us.Women’s wrestling has never been hotter. You look at Wrestlemania 35 on Sunday night, and it’s headlined by Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair. What does it mean in terms of the evolution in women’s wrestling? You looked from when you started to where it was right now, and it’s come full circle. You go from the GLOW girls to nothing to then women being in matches just because of their looks to now being in the biggest match on the biggest show of the year for pro wrestling.last_img read more

KILLYBEGS CREDIT UNION POST HEALTHY RECEIPTS OF €8.5MILLION

first_imgKillybegs Credit Union, which serves all of South West Donegal, is in a very healthy condition with receipts for the past year in excess of €8.5m.KillybegsThe body’s income is running more than half a million euro ahead of expenditure for the 12 months, and reserves comfortably in excess of Central Bank requirements.This was stated at the 45th annual general meeting of the organisation in the Bay View Hotel which was attended by more than 80 members. Killybegs Credit Union serves the area south the Gweebarra and west of Inver bridge, including the communities of Glenties, Ardara, Glencolmcille, Carrick, Kilcar, Bruckless, Dunkineely and, of course, Killybegs.Outgoing chairman, Mr Colm Cunningham, emphasised to the AGM the importance of new legislation and the changed relationship with the Central Bank of Ireland.But he stressed that Killybegs Credit Union had no reason to be anxious about the changes as it more than met all requirements. He thanked the members, his fellow directors and the staff and volunteers for their help and support during his time as chairman.The following were elected to serve for the coming year: Anne Marie Burke, Alan Darnell, Colm Cunningham, John Mc Swiggan, Conor Conaghan, Marian Mc Guinness, and Colin Mabon. KILLYBEGS CREDIT UNION POST HEALTHY RECEIPTS OF €8.5MILLION was last modified: February 12th, 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:Killybegs Credit Unionlast_img read more

It’s the final countdown to the Smile for Jasmine Mock Wedding of the year

first_imgYou’ll ‘knot’ believe it, but the Mock Wedding of the year is just a few weeks away!The unique fundraiser is taking place on 21st September in aid of the Smile for Jasmine fund in memory of Jasmine McMonagle, a 27-year-old mother of two who was tragically killed at her home in January 2019.The Mock Wedding has already had a proposal and hen party, and next on the cards is the Stag party which will be on the  7th of September in Kirks Bar, Clady.  The ‘bride’ is Ann-Marie Mcnulty from Donnyloop and the ‘Groom’ a Castlefin man, Brendan McGlinchey who have been terrific sports and have already created a buzz around the town with more craic surely to come.The mock Hen Party took place in AugustThe ‘Mock’ wedding ceremony and reception will be held on September 21st in the Banjo Tavern, Castlefin, a first of its kind for the town.Most of the invitations have been delivered and organisers are eagerly awaiting RSVP. The Committee are thick in the middle of preparations for the event which could never have taken place but for the very generous sponsorship of businesses far and wide.  To allow the event to take place, they have had an enormous amount of support from:Marquee: Partytown, Marquee Hire OmaghReception: The Banjo Tavern, Annies Kitchen, Mullaghmore Bakery, Gortrush Foods, John Dalton, John Gallagher, Kingsbury Packaging, Eatwell’s Bakery, Grove Dairy, McGlynns Restaurant.Bridal Party: Kirks Bar, Vogue Limos, 1916 Clady /Glebe Society, Katie Doherty Nails.Groomsmen: Castlefin Cabs Photography: Peter McGlynnMusic: The Logues, Chrissy Mac & The Two Amigos & Much Ado Stage School.Master of Ceremony:  J.D. & Chrissy Mac..Main Sponsors: Anthony Conaghan Cars, Gary Doherty, Bar One Racing, Tennents. The committee are also very grateful for the numerous personal donations and vouchers which they have raffled throughout the run up to the wedding.Attendance is limited to invite only for the main event, but the party will continue throughout the evening beginning with the Logues at 7pm for the brilliant after-party where we will dance the night away. Tickets are available from the Banjo Tavern @ €10 per ticket and are already in huge demand so it’s first come, first served.It’s the final countdown to the Smile for Jasmine Mock Wedding of the year was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:mock weddingsmile for jasminelast_img read more

Lovely Long Curly Fox skin top Wigs Versatile Hair Ladies Wig UK 130, I would recommend this to friends and family

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Are Store-Bought Fans Worth It?

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It sounds like he’s saying store-bought fans are just a kick-start method for generating a fan base. The initial group is there to help start the organic growth that comes from natural discovery. Still, it’s hard to feel anything but skepticism for a business whose Twitter account looks like spam bot, filled with keyword-based updates like “performance based advertising,” “pay per sale,” and “pay per lead,” instead of any actual conversation. And considering that Holland was responding on AllFacebook as Viralee’s founder using Facebook Connect, you would think he would have updated his Facebook photo to something a little more…uh…professional. While there’s nothing wrong with posting “party pics” on Facebook, if you’re publicly representing a company, this is not the sort of image that engenders trust…especially if you’re asking for people’s money. At the end of the day, companies like Viralee and USocial keep their “marketing” techniques under wraps and undisclosed. They promise fans, but not how they’ll get them or whether they’re legit. And that’s because they’re probably not. But the argument for using these services – as scammy and spammy as they seem to be – is that they let you get a head start on building your social media profile. First come the store-bought fans, then come the real ones. Or so they say. Although few are willing to go on record admitting they’re involved with services like this, there’s no doubt that many people and businesses are. But the question remains: does any of this really work? And even if it does, is this how you want to achieve success? Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification When you think of services offering to get you more fans, followers, and friends on social media sites, a few words come to mind: spammy, scammy, and sad. Purchasing fans is taking the easy way out. Instead of building up a community of followers who actually appreciate what you (or your company) has to say, you can give off the appearance of popularity with a store-bought set of fans. While no one in their right mind will come out and say that the social media “marketing” services that deliver followers and fans are worthwhile, the truth is that many people and businesses are using them anyway, even if they won’t admit it. But can any of these services really be trusted?One of the most notorious companies involved in the “fans for sale” business is USocial. Earlier this year, they were cited in an L.A. Times article regarding their service for gaming Digg, the social news website that relies on user votes to promote stories to the homepage. Stories that make it to Digg’s front page end up receiving massive amounts of traffic – tens of thousands of visitors within hours. Those numbers are tempting. In fact, they’re too tempting for some to resist, apparently. According to USocial’s founder, organizations like a Darfur foundation, the U.S. Marines, the Mormon Church, and the Korean Department of Tourism had all signed up to used the service. In addition to gaming the social news sites, USocial also offers services for gaining more followers on Twitter, more fans on Facebook, and more recently, more views on YouTube. This latest offering flat-out guarantees your viral video’s success by delivering more traffic and more views to your video pages.Does all this sound too good to be true? Well, it probably is. Only last month, Facebook sent USocial a cease-and-desist letter to the company after an investigation revealed USocial was breaking multiple laws, including illegally accessing the Facebook website and violating the Terms of Service. Among the violations, Facebook stated USocial was sending spam, using web tools to harvest pages, getting login names, and accessing accounts that did not belong to the marketing firm. Yes, that last one sounds a lot like hacking, doesn’t it? Does your business really want fans who were obtained in that way? According to Dominic Holland, founder of Viralee, a new competitor to USocial, his business offers a better way. In an article on Facebook-watching blog AllFacebook, Holland was quoted as saying: “We do not take control of any users account at any time. We create a page for the user and market it within and externally to Facebook.” The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Bolts keep hopes alive

first_imgPhoenix’s Jeff Chan drives for a layup against Meralco’s Jason Ballesteros (left) and KG Canaleta. —SHERWIN VARDELEONMeralco coach Norman Black wanted his Bolts to treat the clash against the Phoenix Fuel Masters as a championship game. He was glad his players responded to the challenge.With the threat of another early exit hanging over their heads, the Bolts slipped past the Fuel Masters, 92-90, last Tuesday night to stay alive in the playoff race in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Garvo Lanete fired 24 points built on four triples, while Cliff Hodge had 17 points before leaving the game due to a knee injury as the Bolts survived a late onslaught by the Fuel Masters, who almost snatched the win at the buzzer only for Jeff Chan to miss on his three-point attempt.“For us, it was a championship game,” said Black, whose team improved to 3-6. “That was a really hard fought game. I’m just happy that the guys stayed in the game and kept fighting up until the end.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Bolts stopped their losing streak at three games, while keeping the playoff race interesting with eight teams still in the hunt for the remaining five playoff spots.Later, GlobalPort leaned on a stellar game from Nico Elorde to repulse a listless TNT, 99-84, and boost its own playoff hopes, while pushing Ka Tropa out of the quarterfinal picture. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding On record-setting night, Ceres highlights big leap MOST READ Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next AFP official booed out of forum Playing his finest game yet, Elorde tallied 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Batang Pier, who climbed up to seventh with a 4-4 record.It was Ka Tropa’s third straight loss in a week that also saw them suffer a double-digit defeat to Barangay Ginebra. Ka Tropa fell to ninth at 4-6.“We started aggressively because our mind-set was TNT has already played three games in a week so we wanted to take advantage and push the tempo,” said GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio.Phoenix came roaring back from a 16-point deficit early and nearly erased an 87-92 lead in the final 1:23 of the match. Jaypee Mendoza’s hustle play gave the Fuel Masters one final crack to steal the win, but Chris Newsome bothered Chan as he shot the potential game-winning triple.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more

Vanguardia owns up to Phoenix failed quarterfinals bid

first_imgLATEST STORIES “This is all part of the journey and we are really humbled by this experience,” said Vanguardia after Phoenix lost to San Miguel 109-107 at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo.“I take full responsibility. We will learn from this and we’ll move on to become a better team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingPhoenix was able to enter the playoffs in the first two conferences of the season finishing as the sixth seed in both the Philippine and Commissioner’s Cups, but it was in the Governors’ Cup that Vanguardia’s team took a dip.And with the 2016-2017 season over for Phoenix, Vanguardia now looks at the future with a eye on the upcoming draft. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phoenix, potentially, has the fourth pick in the draft and Vanguardia says they’re looking to add Filipino-German big man Christian Standhardinger.The 6-foot-8 bruiser, however, won’t play in the PBA in the first six months of the season as he is under contract with the Hong Kong Eastern Lions in the Asean Basketball League.“The first three teams may not like him [Standhardinger], because he’s not going to play for the first six months,” said Vanguardia. “We’re willing to wait.”Vanguardia also looks at NCAA standouts Rey Nambatac of Colegio de San Juan de Letran and San Beda’s Robert Bolick and Davon Potts to fill up their backcourt spots.ADVERTISEMENT No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoenix had a decent start in the PBA Governors’ Cup winning its first two games, but everything went downhill when the Fuel Masters strung together nine straight losses, effectively dashing any hope for a spot in the quarterfinals.The team’s 11th-place finish was the worst since head coach Ariel Vanguardia took over, and he knows there’s no one to blame for their dismal finish but himself.ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges #KicksStalker: Adidas tries to woo Antetokounmpo with a van of sneakerscenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more