Finals experience helps Meralco overcome Phoenix

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco and Phoenix had vastly different identities during their quarterfinals series in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Kevin Belingon ends Fernandes’ reign, becomes undisputed ONE bantamweight king “We knew we had to win two games so we wanted to set the tone right from the get-go.”The Bolts are considered powers in the PBA’s third conference with two straight finals appearances to attest to that.Meralco fought by the skin of its teeth to get to the playoffs after falling to a 1-6 record in the preliminaries.“We understood that they’re [the Fuel Masters] going to make adjustments and I felt like that’s where our finals experience came in making those adjustments because is a series that’s what happens,” said Newsome who had 19 points, six rebounds, and four assists.ADVERTISEMENT The Fuel Masters came into the series as the no.2 team an 8-3 record and brought along a twice-to-beat advantage while the Bolts entered the playoffs after slugging through the eliminations and winning four straight do-or-die games.Meralco, riding on that incredible winning streak,  stunned Phoenix and overcame a twice-to-beat disadvantage to continue its hot streak on the way to the semifinals against a tough Alaska team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBolts wingman Chris Newsome said it just may have been his team’s championship experience that got them over a determined team like Phoenix.“I definitely felt like that [championship experience] played a key especially in Game 1,” said Newsome after their 108-103 overtime win in Game 2. “I felt like we understood what we needed to do to set the tone.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

Padilla, Montañez debate in Senate race

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventMontañez countered with her own achievements in the state Assembly. “I’ve been a very effecitve member of the state Legislature. I think my track record speaks for itself,” Montañez told the audience at a private school in Winnetka. Montañez, who had worked on Padilla’s council re-election effort, listed her experiences since being elected to the Assembly in 2002, including her focus on urban environmental cleanup, consumer protection and health care. Both agreed in general on a number of topics like immigration reform, transportation and health care during the cordial debate. “If there is anyone who has experience, it’s myself, and I will continue to be protective of California,” Montañez said. Padilla pointed to his six years of helping to balance city budgets and defending local budgets from state government. “I would not take away from local budgets. There’s got to be a better way,” Padilla said. Primary elections will be held June 6, when each party selects its front-runners. Election watchers have said Padilla and Montañez share some similarities. Both entered municipal elected office in their mid-20s and are seen as having substantial political careers ahead of them. Both are Latino Democrats who grew up in the Northeast Valley. If elected to the Senate, Montañez said, she expects to work on the same issues she pushed as an Assembly member, citing additional goals including fighting for transportation bond measures to help the Valley, affordable housing and sound development planning. Padilla has said he also ran for council re-election because there are still projects he is trying to bring to completion, such as a new City Hall building in the Northeast Valley. Padilla, who fought against secession, said if elected to the Senate he would work to ensure that the Valley gets its fair share of new infrastructure funding, and make sure those investments don’t increase sprawl; improve access and affordability of health care; and work on childhood diabetes prevention. The two veteran politicians face two other challengers. Donnie Adlen, the 64-year-old owner of several auto wrecking yards in Sun Valley, is running on the Republican ticket. Calling himself a moderate Republican, Adlen said he has a pro-choice stance on abortion, free university education and more funding for nonprofit organizations. Pamela Brown, an economics professor at Pierce College who is running as a Libertarian, backs pension and budget reforms in addition to lowering California’s minimum wage from $6.75 to the federal rate of $5.15 per hour to improve the job market. [email protected] (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WINNETKA – Los Angeles City Councilman Alex Padilla and Assemblywoman Cindy Montañez, both Democratic candidates for the highly contested 20th District state Senate seat, kicked off their first local debate Thursday night by highlighting their strengths in office, but avoiding any mudslinging. Both are vying for a seat soon to be vacated by termed-out Richard Alarcon, D-Van Nuys. Padilla, who has sat on the City Council since 1999, touted his local accomplishments such as hiring more police officers for the Northeast Valley. “You can clearly see that I have a track record of not just fighting for the Valley, but delivering for the Valley,” Padilla told a crowd of more than 100 residents at the debate sponsored by the Reseda, Canoga Park and Winnetka neighborhood councils. last_img read more

Celebrate Dacia’s 5th Birthday at Highland Motors

first_imgTo celebrate five years of Dacia in Ireland, Highland Motors at Mountain Top Letterkenny are now offering zero deposit and 4.9% APR Finance across their Dacia range for all orders taken between now and the 31st of July 2017.The 5th Birthday party began last Tuesday the 13th and will run until this Saturday the 17th of June and to celebrate Dacia’s 5th Birthday, Dacia Ireland are giving anyone who test drive’s any Dacia between the 13th and 17th June the chance of winning a brand new Dacia Sandero Stepway Special Edition.Highland Motors, Letterkenny, Donegal. Photo Clive WassonWith more than 14,000 vehicles registered since its launch in July 2012, Dacia is a great success story in the Irish motor industry reaching a 3% market share in 2016. A low pricing strategy has been key to the brands success, making Dacia accessible to all pockets – prices start at just €10,490 for its Sandero model and flexible low rate finance is available from Dacia bank.The Duster is the best selling model in the Dacia range with more than 8,000 vehicles sold since its launch. The Duster retails at €16,690 and is now available in a limited Summit edition in a contemporary Nordic Grey colour.For more information on the Dacia range and the super 172 offers available you can give Highland Motors a call on 074 91 28777 or email: [email protected] or call up to our fantastic new showrooms at the Mountain Top, Letterkenny. Celebrate Dacia’s 5th Birthday at Highland Motors was last modified: June 16th, 2017 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:birthdaycarsdaciaHighland Motorsmotoringlast_img read more