Bullock ends Rain or Shine skid in nipping of Kia

first_imgView comments MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend New acquisitions Ed Daquioag and Mark Borboran also had decent showings in their first game for Rain or Shine, nabbing a combined 13 markers and seven boards.Cummings almost carried Kia to its first win of the conference, but Glenn Khobuntin was whistled for a foul within the last two minutes, allowing Tiu to can two freebies to quash the Picanto run, before Bullock ultimately doused that uproar with his dagger baseline jumper in the final 1:16.Cummings paced the still winless Kia (0-6) with 30 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals, while Reden Celda got 15 markers, six boards, and three steals.The Scores:RAIN OR SHINE 94 – Bullock 20, Tiu 13, Belga 12, Daquioag 8, Ponferrada 7, Trollano 6, Maiquez 6, Yap 5, Borboran 5, King 5, Cruz 4, Ahanmisi 3.KIA 86 – Cummings 30, Celda 15, Revilla 11, Corpuz 10, Deutchman 10, Nimes 3, Khobuntin 3, Yee 2, Ballesteros 2, Paniamogan 0, Galanza 0, Caperal 0, Jaime 0.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano J’Nathan Bullock. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJ’Nathan Bullock made an immediate impact in his first game in a Rain or Shine jersey, towing his side to a 94-86 win over Kia Sunday in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.The 30-year-old forward didn’t shy away from the spotlight, tallying 20 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks to help halt the Elasto Painters’ two-game losing skid for an even 2-2 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Coach Caloy Garcia, though, noted that there’s still a lot to be desired in the Elastopainters’ performance after they let a 7-point advantage, 76-59, dwindle down to five, 87-82, courtesy of a Markeith Cummings jumper with 1:57 to play.“We played sloppy in the second half, turned the ball over a lot, and it’s just that our import took too much outside shots,” said Garcia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“[Bullock] only started attacking the basket in the last six minutes of the game and that was the only time we started getting to the line. I know our import can shoot from the outside, but in our game today, maybe he became tight. But once he gets used to it, he’ll be ok,” said Garcia.Chris Tiu got going with 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to wound up with 13 markers, eight assists, and five boards, while Beau Belga had 12 points and three rebounds before getting ejected at the 6:50 mark of the third for incurring a technical foul and a flagrant foul penalty one. AVC: Thailand escapes China in thrilling five-setcenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Quarters: 21-17, 44-36, 71-59, 94-86. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Nets edge Knicks on LeVert’s basket

first_imgThe Nets trailed by one in Detroit when LeVert lost the ball out of bounds with 8.5 seconds left, and they lost by three. But Brooklyn called his number again and he finished up his 15-point final quarter.“Kenny had a lot of confidence to go back to me tonight and I just wanted to come through,” LeVert said.D’Angelo Russell and Jarrett Allen each added 15 points for the Nets. They improved to 6-1 in home openers since moving to Brooklyn in 2012.Hardaway and Enes Kanter each scored 29 points for the Knicks, who were trying for just their third 2-0 start in 20 years. Kanter tied it on a three-point play with 15.9 seconds remaining but all they could manage for a final shot after LeVert’s basket was a long 3-pointer by Hardaway that wasn’t close.Hardaway was disappointed he didn’t do more to stop LeVert, his college teammate at Michigan.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown SIZZLING STARTThe Nets made 11 of their first 14 shots from the field.QBS IN THE CROWDJets quarterbacks Sam Darnold and Josh McCown were at the game.UP NEXTKnicks: Host Boston on Saturday night.Nets: Visit Indiana on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Walker leads Hornets to rout over Magic “I felt like I could have defended it a lot better. He’s been going right the whole entire game so I’ve just got to know that,” Hardaway said.The Nets were still without starting forwards Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, who just became a father, and DeMarre Carroll, who had right ankle surgery. But they got back Allen Crabbe, their normal starting guard who came off the bench after missing the opener while recovering sprained left ankle.They shot 70 percent in the first quarter and were in control until early in the second half. Then, Kanter and Frank Ntilikina had a couple of baskets apiece in an 11-0 run that wiped out a 10-point deficit and gave the Knicks a 66-65 lead on Hardaway’s 3-pointer.New York was ahead 76-74 after three quarters and neither team led by more than six in a back-and-forth final 12 minutes.TIP-INSKnicks: New York’s previous 2-0 starts were in 2012-13 and 1999-00. … G Courtney Lee, sidelined by a neck injury since the preseason, experienced spasms when he picked up his workout level, delaying his season debut. … G Emmanual Mudiay didn’t like the way his sprained right ankle responded when he tried putting more pressure on it and remained out, with coach David Fizdale saying he would be day to day.Nets: Joe Harris’ first 3-pointer was his 237th a Net, moving him into 10th place on the franchise’s career list. Next up for Harris, in his third season with Brooklyn, is recently retired Richard Jefferson (286), who is now a Nets’ analyst for YES Network. … F Traveon Graham strained his left hamstring in the first half and missed the rest of the game.BOUNCING BACKKnicks rookie Kevin Knox finished with 17 points on 7-for-14 shooting off the bench and was in the game down the stretch. The No. 9 pick in the draft struggled late in preseason to lose what was expected to be a starting spot and shot 4 for 16 on Wednesday in the opener. He said nothing in particular led to his better night.“I got some wide-open looks the last few games. Today I got some good looks and just the difference is I was making them tonight,” Knox said.center_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert react during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK — Caris LeVert had the ball in his hands in the final seconds and the chance to give his team the lead.Two nights earlier, he fumbled it away.ADVERTISEMENT He made the most of his second chance Friday.LeVert’s driving layup with a second left gave the Brooklyn Nets their first victory of the season, 107-105 over the New York Knicks.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 ChrissLeVert had a career-high 28 points, surpassing the 27 points he scored Wednesday night in Detroit in a close loss. He made sure they pulled this one out, driving right into the lane and putting up the tiebreaking shot over Tim Hardaway Jr.After the game he said, ‘Coach, I owed you one,’” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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Markkanen scores 32, Bulls beat Magic

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES “Well, I just think he was aggressive,” coach Jim Boylen said. “I think we tried to move him around a little bit, get him to his spots. He’s a great kid, he’s coachable. He wants to do the right thing. He’s coming back … so it’s gonna be a process. He’s still a young player. But he was competitive and he was aggressive. And if you’re that big and that skilled and you do that, you got a chance to have a good game. And he did. I’m really proud of him.”TIP-INSMagic: F Jonathan Simmons was sidelined by a sprained right ankle. He was injured Wednesday against San Antonio. … Orlando scored 76 in a loss to Dallas on Dec. 10. … The Magic hit 8 of 33 3-pointers.Bulls: The 80 points were the fewest allowed by Chicago this season. … F Jabari Parker (stomach illness) hopes to return Sunday at Cleveland after missing his fourth straight game. He was still experiencing fatigue and believes he would benefit from another practice before rejoining the rotation. “When I come in, I want to contribute,” Parker said. “I hold myself to a high standard, and I’m gonna try to do my best to contribute to the team.” … F Bobby Portis said it’s “not tough at all” to remain patient as he works his way back from a sprained right ankle. He also dismissed the idea that the banged-up Bulls are snake-bitten. “I wouldn’t say that,” he said. … G Cameron Payne sat out with a strained calf.UP NEXTMagic: Host Miami on Sunday.Bulls: Visit Cleveland on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Magic posted their second-lowest point total of the season while shooting just under 33 percent. They didn’t exactly help themselves on defense, either.“They’re a scrappy team and they play hard,” said Aaron Gordon, who scored 14 points for Orlando on 4-for-17 shooting. “But this is a game that we gave away. We didn’t do what we need to do on offense. We didn’t take care of defense. We just came out there, I don’t know what we were thinking. Obviously, we weren’t ready to play the game and that’s a disappointing loss.”Markkanen hit the 30-point mark for the third time in his career. He shook off a slow start after taking just six shots in a 96-93 loss to Brooklyn on Wednesday.He had the crowd roaring in the third quarter when he drove for a hard dunk on Vucevic.The Bulls led by as many as 15. Vucevic’s turnaround jumper got Orlando within five with 1:37 remaining, but Markkanen hit a jumper and two foul shots to help seal the game for Chicago.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) goes up for a dunk over Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Chicago. The Bulls won 90-80. (AP Photo/David Banks)CHICAGO — Whether it was driving inside for a poster-worthy dunk or burying 3-pointers, Lauri Markkanen did exactly what the Chicago Bulls needed him to do.Markkanen scored a season-high 32 points and the Bulls won for just the third time in 15 games, beating the Magic 90-80 on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Cristiano Ronaldo trial for tax fraud set on Jan. 21 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I think I can do multiple things, so take one thing away from me I can do other stuff,” he said. “I think we did a good job of recognizing their coverages, using that to our advantage.”Markkanen was 12 for 20 from the field in his 10th game since missing the start of the season with a right elbow injury. The 7-footer also went 4 for 6 from beyond the arc.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 ChrissRobin Lopez had 14 points for Chicago. Kris Dunn added 12 points and seven assists, and Justin Holiday finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds.Orlando lost for the fifth time in its last seven games. Evan Fournier scored 24 points, and Nikola Vucevic had 19 points and 19 rebounds after missing a game for the birth of his son. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Pedestrian, vehicle overpass for East Bank Demerara highway

first_imgwith the number of road fatalities and traffic congestion still a major concern for Government, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has disclosed plans to create three pedestrian overpasses, as well as a fly-over at Diamond, East Bank Demerara.The Minister made the announcement at the unveiling of the Independence Arch at the city’s entrance, Agricola, Greater Georgetown, on Friday.Noting that the construction of the arch is an upgrade for the East Bank of Demerara, Patterson also elaborated on the ongoing projects by the Public Infrastructure Ministry for the access road as well as future plans to decrease traffic fatalities.One of the projects the Ministry will be embarking upon, he said, is the creation of the overpasses and a flyover, as part of its aim to ensure maximum security of pedestrians who are more than often, the victims of accidents.The Minister added that these overpasses will be constructed at three junctions, which research shows are the busiest.“Each month, the Guyana Police Force, through its traffic statistics, indicate that pedestrians are the most affected by fatal accidents on our roadways. Saving even a single life is important. The pedestrian overhead crossings will be located at the Harbour Bridge intersection at Peter’s Hall; Eccles and Houston. These sites were chosen following studies which showed that these three areas have the most pedestrian movement,” said Patterson.Referring to the proposed vehicular overhead crossing at Diamond, Patterson added that this will be constructed at the intersection of the East Bank road and Diamond, given that traffic congestion in this area is a constant inconvenience for commuters and drivers.This, he said, will also play a significant role in reducing the number of accidents.According to Patterson “The community is also one that suffers from serious traffic congestion, so the overhead crossing will bring relief. We expect that the overhead crossing will significantly reduce accidents; save on travel time for those from Diamond; and also precipitate a free flow of traffic at the proposed site.”Speaking about the Ministry’s current projects, Patterson updated that the East Bank Demerara four-lane expansion project is in its final stages, as works are being done between Providence and Herstelling. This project, he said, is set for completion by the end of August 2016.This expansion, he cited, will not only serve to provide additional space but also will significantly cut down on travel time, allow a smoother flow of vehicular traffic, and most importantly, reduce accidents seen along the East Bank Demerara corridor.Since the issue of traffic congestion continues to be high on the agenda for both the Ministry and drivers, Patterson revealed plans by the Government to commence its Sustainable Urban Transportation Study in the month of June.He explained that the study will focus primarily on analysing the public transport system so that possible solutions can be derived as to how mobility can be improved in and around Georgetown.“It is important that we look at ways to diagnose the urban transport situation. We all are aware of the problems and trends and the Government of Guyana believes that it is high time that we deal with matters of public transport infrastructure, operations, financing, and institutional organisation” the Public Infrastructure Minister posited.The Sustainable Urban Transportation Study will support the design of a public transport system to provide users with a safe, efficient, clean, and affordable service.Ongoing works on the East Bank Demerara corridorlast_img read more

US Elections Group US$20K Theft Case Begins

first_imgThe trial of former Procurement Manager of International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES) on allegations of receiving items worth more than US$20,000 from the institution’s customers began on Monday, June 9  at Criminal Court ‘C’ with the prosecution’s first witness taking the stand.Defendant Choyen Johnson was indicted in 2013 with theft of property and forgery, on allegations that he forged the signature of IFES –Liberia Operation Manager, Jonathan Valkings to prepare invoices and delivery notes to customers to withdraw items valued at more than  US$20,000.However, when the indictment was read to Johnson in open-court he pleaded not guilty, thereby joining issue with the State.“IFES’ lawsuit is wholly without merit and their claim that I forged my former boss’ signature is false,” defendant Johnson told the court.IFES is an international non-profit organization founded in 1987. The Washington D.C.-based development organization provides assistance and support for elections in new and emerging democracies. Testifying on Monday, Witness Robert T. Salinga alleged that on July 5, 2012 IFES-US was informed by IFES-Liberia that there were acts of misconduct and forgery carried out by defendant Johnson.Salinga further alleged that he and another employee of IFES-US were sent to Liberia to conduct an investigation into said allegation. “IFES- USA instructed us to conduct an investigation and report our findings back to them,” IFES’s lead Project Accountant stated. “On August 9, 2012, we arrived in the country and immediately began our investigation,” the witness said.The Prosecution’s first witness said they conducted an interview with the IFES Operation Manager, Mr. Valkings.“Our investigation revealed that there were 20 purchase orders that were forged by the defendant. We were also informed and showed delivery orders, invoices including a forged letter written by the Chief Executive Officer of IFES Washington office regarding the delay of payment to various vendors,” Salinga further stated.“We also interviewed different vendors including D and G about forging the IFES executive director’s signature to issue delivery orders and invoices,” he alleged.“We saw invoices and purchase orders bearing the name and signature of the defendant. Those   signatures were not Jonathan Valkings, they were forged signatures,” he added.“Since the documents were presented by Mr. Chayon and all were bearing his name and signature, we were made to believe that the person who signed the\documents was the defendant.”“We were able to see and recognize the signatures of Jonathan and he categorically confirmed that those were not his signatures, and he showed us his proper signatures by signing his name in front of us,” Salinga further alleged.“I’m not an expert to identify signature, but I believe these are Jonathan’s signatures,” he stated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Foreign Ministry Appoints New Deputy Chief of Protocol

first_imgThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs has officially appointed Ms Antoinette Wolo as Deputy Chief of Protocol. Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan made the announcement at the Ministry last week during a meeting with staff of the Protocol Bureau. According to a Foreign Ministry release, Ms Wolo’s appointment followed the recommendation of four persons for the position by Ambassador Rufus Neufville, Chief of Protocol. Minister Ngafuan said Ms Wolo’s appointment is due to her effectiveness in the Protocol Office, and her level of dedication, commitment and ability to deliver on assigned tasks.He commended her for her preferment and hoped it would bring the desired change, adding that she must exhibit commitment, discipline and team spirit in her new role. Also speaking at the meeting, Mr. Neufville commended Minister Ngafuan and the leadership of the Ministry for the selection and appointment of Ms Wolo, and said he is ready to work with her to move the Bureau forward. “I am very comfortable with her appointment as she is a hard worker,” Ambassador Neufville remarked. He called on all employees of the Bureau to give their new Deputy Chief their fullest cooperation.For her part, Ms Wolo thanked Minister Ngafuan and the senior staff of the Ministry her preferment, and promised to work with her colleagues for efficient service delivery. Ms Wolo then called for team work for the betterment of the Bureau.Prior to her appointment, she served as Protocol Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she coordinated and supervised administrative activities responded to communication and arranged appointments for and with Diplomats, among other assignments. Ms Wolo joined the Ministry Affairs in 2008 as a Research Analyst. The new Deputy Chief of Protocol is a graduate of the University of Liberia (UL) and holds a Master of Arts degree in International Relations. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Management (Minor in Public Administration) from the UL and a Post Graduate Diploma, from the Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

First Week Of Spring League Basketball Playoffs

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It was an exciting first week of playoffs for North Peace Secondary School’s Spring League basketball.In the Junior division, the first game was a battle of the shades of green. Team Green came up on top against team Lime Green 33 – 22. Team Orange dropped a 32 – 18 match-up against Team Blue, while Team Red bettered Team Yellow 37 – 27.On the Senior Girls court, Team Sun Life picked up a win against Team Jiffy Lube 51 – 35. Team Quigley were also triumphant against Team D. Bauer 46 – 32.- Advertisement -The Senior Boys court saw a couple of exciting games as well. Sun Life beat Jiffy Life in a nailbiter of a game, final score 49 – 45. Quigley also took the win vs. D. Bauer 52 – 44.The next round of Spring League playoff basketball action goes next Tuesday at NPSS.last_img read more

Light a Moose now underway

first_imgThis is day one of the 5th annual three day Rhyason Contracting “Light a Moose” fund raising campaign, on the grounds of the Fort St. John Hospital.It is part of the Hospital Foundations 12th annual “Be AN Angel Campaign” and this year all the funds raised will go towards the 1.3 million dollar “CT Scanner Campaign”. The Be An Angel Campaign goal is $300,000 and, the Light a Moose target is $30,000.Once again this year, for each donation another light is added to the Moose sign on the grounds and, there are several ways to contribute. One is online with your credit card by clicking here and, you can donate any amount on a monthly basis. You can also visit the hospital grounds or call 250-787-7100.- Advertisement -In addition to credit card and cash donations, cheques made payable, to the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation.At ten o’clock Friday morning Mayor Jim Eglinski and, Councilors Lori Ackerman and Larry Evans, will be on the hospital grounds, to make the more than $55,000, Oil and Gas Conference donation, approved Monday by City Council.The Foundation is hoping to reach the Scanner Campaign target, prior to Monday evening, when it light’s the Christmas tree, on the hospital grounds, at 5.30.Advertisementlast_img read more

A very Perry honor

first_imgHubert said over the course of his 36 years with the bank, he climbed his way up to an executive position, eventually overseeing 83 branches in the Los Angeles area before his retirement in 1974. Now Hubert’s son, Mark, is in charge of middle market loans for the bank – those between $10 million and $100million – for the whole Western United States, he said. Although now deceased, the patriarch of the family and the first to work at Bank of America was Herman, who began working as a bookkeeper for National Bank of Whittier in 1907. The bank was later bought by the Bank of America. Herman worked for the company for 40 years – the longest tenure of the family, Hubert said. But Herman may be best known for talking Hubert’s high school friend Richard Nixon into running for political office for the first time in 1945. Hubert and Nixon were the same age and attended Whittier High School and Whittier College together. “My dad got \ started in politics,” Hubert said. “He wrote a letter to \ on bank stationary – which would be a terrible thing to do today politically. But my dad was very political. He told Richard, if you’re Republican, we’ll run you. “And the rest is history,” he added. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – With a combined 100 years of employment at Bank of America, three members of the Perry family of Whittier have taken job loyalty to a new level. To show their appreciation, company officials christened one of the rooms in the main branch building in San Francisco the “Perry Room” during an exclusive March 13 luncheon, graced by some of the bank’s top past and present executives. The dedication honored Herman, Hubert and Mark Perry – three generations of the same Whittier family whose total years with the bank equaled 100 this year. “My son Mark added up all the years and realized it came to 100,” said his father, Hubert, 93, who was born and raised in Whittier. “It’s unusual to think that way these days because everybody moves from bank to bank now. No one stays at the same job for long.” last_img read more

Experienced Holland attacker has words of advice for Man United’s Memphis Depay

first_imgMemphis Depay must show strength to cope with his “difficult situation” at Manchester United, according to Holland captain Arjen Robben.The £25million summer signing has failed to start a Barclays Premier League game since United’s 3-0 defeat at Arsenal on October 4 and this week hit back at questions over his attitude.Depay said he is “working hard” to win back the first-team place he has lost to youth-team product Jesse Lingard at Old Trafford.Holland head coach Danny Blind was quoted as saying that Depay was not a team player when he was originally left out of Friday’s friendly against Wales, but the 21-year-old winger was later reinstated to the Dutch squad for the Cardiff game.“Of course I will give him advice,” Bayern Munich star Robben said about Depay at the pre-match press conference.“We try to help each other as players and the team to make steps.“He is a talented player in a difficult situation.“I can give him advice but the player has to cope with it, show strength and the right mentality.“It is important in your development as a player. It is not always sunshine and you have difficult periods, especially when you are young.“He has a long way ahead and if he shows the right mentality, the talent is there.“If he keeps working hard I am sure he can succeed.”Holland failed to qualify for the European Championship for the first time in three decades when they finished fourth in their Euro 2016 group. They are providing Wales with their first test since Chris Coleman’s side qualified for the finals in France next summer.The two countries last met in Holland’s final fixture before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Louis van Gaal’s side winning 2-0 in Amsterdam.“It is funny how things work sometimes,” Robben said.“The situation is different, they are going to the Euros and we are not.“It is painful, but it is down to us. The only thing we can do is try and restart and rebuild.“It is not nice to say, but we have to start again and prepare for September 2016 and the World Cup qualifiers.“It is a long way off but we have to cope with that reality, get some good results out of the upcoming games.“These are the games we have to try and use to turn it around.”Robben revealed that he had defied Bayern to join up with the Holland squad in Cardiff.“Bayern would prefer me to stay at the club and stabilise my physical condition but I wanted to be here,” said the 31-year-old forward who missed two months of his club’s season with a thigh problem.“But this game matters to me and that’s why I am here.“We had a good conversation about it with the coach.“We are building something new, this is a new project.“It matters or I would not be here.” He must show strength to cope with his “difficult situation” at Old Trafford 1last_img read more