Ravena-led crew rules Draft Combine mini-tournament

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Ravena, the former Ateneo stalwart, bagged majority of the awards in the two-day event including the MVP honors.“Maybe my competitiveness really showed up that I didn’t want to lose,” he said as his side completed a sweep. “My mindset is to really win as much as I can, whether individual skills or team competition, especially the team competition because I really wanted to help my team win and make my teammates look as good as I can here in the combine.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRavena fired 12 points in the finals as Perkins topscored for their team with 20 markers.Herndon added 18 points, de Chavez got 17 markers, and Flores had 13, as their side took home the P75,000 cash prize. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 PBA IMAGESKiefer Ravena affirmed his place as one of the top amateurs in the country as he dominated the 2017 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine and led his team to the championship.Team A-2, composed of Ravena, Robbie Herndon, Jason Perkins, Lervin Flores, Chris de Chavez, Elmer Cabahug, and Christian Geronimo, bested the Jeron Teng-led Team B-3, 83-72, in the finals of the mini-tournament Tuesday at Gatorade Hoops Center in Shaw.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments LATEST STORIEScenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Teng paced his team with 23 points, as he gained support from Ervin Grospe, who had 18 markers, and Dan Sara, who poured in 10.The runner-up squad also had Kyle Neypes, Gian Abrigo, and Zach Nicholls in their team.Ravena was joined by Perkins, Herndon, Teng, and Raymar Jose in the Mythical Five.In the battle for third, the trio of Gab Dagangon, Jett Manuel, and Jose led Team A-1 past Team B-2 of Emil Palma and Louie Vigil, 59-55.Dagangon got 20 points, Manuel unloaded 13 markers, and Vigil had 10.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Calisaan scores 36, Stags knock off Knights for 4th spot It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Battle for Third:A-1 59 – Dagangon 20, Manuel 13, Jose 12, Casiño 7, Moralde 5, Apreku 2.B-2 55 – Palma 14, Torres 14, Vigil 12, Gabriel 7, Baltazar 5, Sumido 3, Sargent 0.Finals:A-2 83 – Perkins 20, Herndon 18, De Chavez 17, Flores 13, Ravena 12, Geronimo 0, Cabahug 0.B-3 72 – Teng 23, Grospe 18, Sara 10, Neypes 8, Abrigo 7, Nicholls 0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Palma and Thomas Torres had 13 points each in a losing effort.The 2017 PBA Rookie Draft is on Sunday at Robinsons Place Manila.Cross-over Semis:First Game:A-2 61 – Ravena 15, Perkins 14, Flores 13, Herndon 12, De Chavez 3, Geronimo 0, Cabahug 0.B-2 58 – Vigil 12, Gabriel 12, Palma 11, Sumido 7, Torres 7, Sargent 6, Baltazar 3.Second Game:B-3 51 – Teng 17, Neypes 11, Abrigo 9, Grospe 8, Sara 5, Nicholls 0.A-1 45 – Manuel 11, Jose 10,  Moralde 8, Dagangon 7, Casiño 5, Apreku 4.Classification Games: Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Energy, charity combine in contest

first_imgThe couple sold their custom home in Newhall and all their belongings and established ZOE International Ministries, which oversees three children’s homes in Chiang Mai, Thailand. There, 60 children ages 3 to 18 are cared for and schooled in academics and religion, in keeping with the Christian beliefs of the nonprofit group. All of the children are from impoverished mountain villages; some are orphans, others are victims of family tragedies and are cast adrift. “Carol was chosen as a semifinalist because of her perseverance, determination and never-quit spirit,” said Samantha Leavitt, a spokeswoman for Energizer, which sponsors the contest. Created last year, the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame publicizes stories of people whose drive rivals that of the indefatigable Energizer Bunny. The winner snags $10,000 and a $5,000 donation to a charity of choice. The contest is a synergy of product promotion and good deeds. ZOE, derived from the Greek word for “life,” is trying to raise $2.5 million to expand and consolidate its Thai operations. The group hopes to buy property and buildings so it can house up to 500 children under one roof, and establish a resource, training and vocational center for volunteers, caregivers and children. According to the U.S. State Department Web site, in 2006 the nation spent roughly $74 million for worldwide projects fostering efforts to combat human trafficking. Asked whether she might walk away from the daunting task, Hart didn’t miss a beat, saying, “Never, never, never.” Winnowed from roughly 1,000 entries, Hart is among 100 semifinalists vying for 10 finalist spots. Following the popular reality show format, Energizer will let voters choose the winner via the Web. Hart may have an edge on the others, having once been a mascot herself – at Hart High School. However, in this case she prefers not to single herself out. “It’s not just one bunny; there’s thousands that stand with us here in the U.S. and abroad that are fighting to make a difference,” she said. Should she win, Hart could funnel the $5,000 into ZOE, Leavitt said. Meantime, Energizer Holdings Inc., which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, announced recently its net earnings for the quarter were $66.6 million, up from earnings of $50 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2006. A link on the contest’s Web site, which features Energizer’s mascot – the pink drummer bunny in shades – encourages viewers to “Tell your Friends” about the project with just a click of the mouse. Semifinalists span the nation. Other California contestants are from San Francisco and Lake Sherwood. Voting begins June 14 and ends Aug. 1. [email protected] (661) 257-5255 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 Newhall woman who formed a children’s charity in Thailand stands to win a contest for folks with can-do spirit. Some five years ago, Carol Hart established group homes abroad to shelter children at risk for being sold into child prostitution and slavery. Distraught by the plight of youngsters and teens ensnared in human trafficking, Hart and her husband, Michael – who five years ago were assistant pastors at a large Woodland Hills church – gave up a comfortable life to travel halfway around the world to intervene. “It has nothing to do with where we hold our citizenship or our ethnicity,” Carol Hart said via phone from Bangkok en route to the children’s homes. “If it was your child, you would fight the rest of your life for their freedom. Although they’re not our blood, they matter to us and they matter to the heart of God.” last_img read more