Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerspective has helped keep Robert Bolick on even keel through the highs and lows of life. And as he counts down the days leading to the PNA Rookie Draft, the San Beda star hopes to use perspective to help him as he turns pro.“I’ve maintained a positive outlook ever since,” Bolick told the Inquirer. “God has not given me anything I couldn’t overcome.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Those days riding the bench at La Salle “was nothing but a challenge,” he said, calling it the catalyst that triggered his jump to San Beda—one that gave him a new shot at superstardom. “I embraced each moment thinking maybe it’s an opportunity I needed to seize.”Now, the 23-year-old Leyte native is on the cusp of realizing a basketball dream. After multiple stints with San Beda that were adorned with championships, Bolick is least concerned with the PBA team that picks him.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 ChrissHis agenda? Everyone’s happiness—along with bringing his mother onto the stage.“Has anybody done that?” he asked. “Whichever team chooses, I’m fine with it.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “If a team wants me, magpapakamatay na ako para sa kanila,” Bolick said. “I’m OK with playing for whatever team, whoever is the coach. I know I’ll give it my all.”Bolick shares the spotlight with Ray Parks and CJ Perez. The three are projected to become the top picks of the event slated at Robinson’s Manila in Ermita.But Bolick wants the day to be about everyone who applied for the draft.“I want everyone here to become happy,” Bolick added. “I want everyone’s dream to be fulfilled, not only mine.”Having refined his game with his stint with the Lions and the D-League, Bolick feels he’s primed to play against the league’s top backcourt stars.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom “Chris Banchero, Jayson Castro, Terrence Romeo, Paul Lee, Mark Barroca, Jio Jalalon, Chris Ross?” he said. “I’m excited to play them all to know how far I could go in this league. I know I’ll learn a lot from them.”Bolick, though, knows how to put things in perspective: Going pro brings him back to square one.“I was a veteran at San Beda. Once drafted, I’m going to be a rookie once again. I’ll just lay it all out there,” he said.“I’m just going to play my game. I won’t change. I just want the team to be happy—for everyone to be happy.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Menor shines for Bulacan Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments
1 Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri expects a revolution at Chelsea under new manager Antonio Conte.The Italian, who managed the Blues between 2000 and 2004, takes the Foxes to Stamford Bridge on the final day of the season having deposed his opposition as champions. Chelsea are 31 points behind Leicester, who have won the Premier League at a canter, sitting 10 points clear of their closest rivals at the top. Jose Mourinho was sacked in December and replaced by Guus Hiddink with Conte to join the club after Italy’s campaign in the 2016 European Championship finals. Chelsea are ninth ahead of the season finale but Ranieri believes under Conte, who won Serie A with Juventus three times, they will become a force next season.“He is a tough man, it is hard for him to change because he will make a little revolution there. I am waiting for it, I await the revolution when he arrives. He changes everything,” said Ranieri.“He is very concentrated in his job, the little things. He wants to care for everything, nutrition, everything.” Antonio Conte was confirmed as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor at Chelsea in April
An Grianan Theatre has two great Dramas on its stage within five days starting this Friday.In fact it’s three great Dramas as the first is a double bill of short Brian Friel plays : Winners and Afterplay.Then on Monday and Tuesday 21st& 22nd it’s the wonderful Conor McPherson play The Seafarer. This Friday and Saturday An Grianan has two of Friel’s most acclaimed one act plays.The first of the two is Winners – directed by John McGinley, and featuring Sarah McGoohan and Odhran O’Donnell.In Winners, a teenage couple study for their final examines on a sunny day outside. Their future seems to be all set: Mag is pregnant, they are engaged to be married, the lease for their flat is signed. The day, however, ends quite differently than expected. Fragile and poetic in style, it is a firm favourite of drama lovers the world over.The second play on the evening is Afterplay – directed by Sean McCormack, featuring Jean Curran and Donal Kavanagh, and the voices of Kieran Kelly and Afterplay is Friel’s homage to the Russian playwright Chekhov. Twenty years after their previous fictional lives ended, two characters from different Chekhov plays meet by chance. In a run-down café, Andrey Prozorov, the brother of Chekhov’s Three Sisters (and husband of the ghastly Natasha), wanders in to find Sonia Serebryakova, niece of Uncle Vanya. Friel fleshes out the experiences they might have had and the relationship they might pursue.The Seafarer, stars acclaimed Donegal actor Frankie McCafferty. One of the most popular plays ever seen at An Grianán returns in a new production by the award winning Nomad Theatre Network and Decadent Theatre.It’s Christmas Eve and Sharky has returned to Dublin to look after his irascible, ageing brother who’s recently gone blind. Old drinking buddies Ivan and Nicky are holed up at the house too, hoping to play some cards. With the arrival of a stranger from the distant past, the stakes are raised ever higher.In the midst of this eerie, darkly humorous tale, celebrated playwright Conor McPherson celebrates the tender story of a family and examines how we face the demons of our past as we struggle to find redemption.So, pull up a chair alongside Sharky, Nicky, Ivan and co and enjoy a great story, well told. “The Seafarer” has wowed audiences’ internationally winning Olivier and Tony awards and was voted one of the top plays of the last decade in the Sunday Times Critics Choice. Directed by Andrew Flynn, and featuring a stellar cast which includes Garrett Keogh, Frankie McCafferty, Joe Savino, Robert O’Mahoney and Paul Roe.To book or for more information on any of the shows at An GriananTheatre call 074 91 20777 or go online here at www.angrianan.comTWO GREAT DRAMAS AT AN GRIANAN WITHIN 5 DAYS! was last modified: November 14th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:TWO GREAT DRAMAS AT AN GRIANAN WITHIN 5 DAYS!
Brilliant Donegal held on to win the Allianz Football League Division Two title against Laois at Croke Park today – despite playing almost half the game with 14 men.Jim McGuinness’ skillful side had to dig in after Adrian Hanlon picked up a second yellow card just four minutes into the second half, and had to withstand a Laois comeback which saw an eight-point Donegal lead cut back to one.Goals from super skipper Michael Murphy and the skillful Colm McFadden had given Donegal the edge – and those goals provide crucial as Donegal went on to win 2-11 to 0-16; a one point win. Donegal made two great goal chances in the opening few minutes.Laois’s Eoin Culliton saved well when McFadden’s fist met a right wing cross from Mark McHugh but Murphy converted the ’45.Laois had another let-off when Dermot Molloy smashed a shot off the post, moments after Niall Donoher had brought them level.McHugh and John O’Loughlin swapped points, and in the 18th minute, the Donegal team finally got the goal they deserved. Murphy smashed a penalty in off the underside of the crossbar after he had been fouled by Darren Strong, and then McFadden pointed twice to give u a 1-05 to 0-03 lead.Laois responded with two points to leave them trailing 1-05 to 0-05 at the break.The second half got off to a brilliant start – with Donegal finding the net and a point within the first minute.Murphy kicked a brilliant point, before picking up from the kick-out and sending McFadden through for a wonderfully taken goal.Within a couple of minutes Adrian Hanlon picked up a second yellow card which sparked a Laois revival, with points from Paul Cahillane, Munnelly and Darren Strong. The gap was reduced further to three points through substitutes Cahillane and Donie Kingston with 20 minutes left on the clock.Kingston’s third the made it a one-point game but then Donegal dug deep as McFadden converted a free to end a 21-minute gap without a score.Laois threw everything at Donegal and scored two more points but the Ulster side held on to deservedly take the Division 2 title.On the evidence of this gutsy performance the Donegal team can have every confidence going into the Ulster Championship in three weeks time. And they certainly defied all the media who had written them off just a few hours earlier.Donegal: P Durkan, A Thompson, K Cassidy (0-01), K Lacey, M Boyle, F McGlynn, M McElhinney, R Kavanagh (0-01), K Rafferty, A Hanlon, M McHugh (0-01), D Molloy, R Bradley (0-01), M Murphy (1-03, 1-00 pen, 0-01f, 0-01 ’45), C McFadden (1-3, 0-1f).Subs: N Gallagher for Rafferty, D McLaughlin for Molloy, D Walsh (0-1) for McElhinneyLaois: E Culliton, D Booth, K Meaney, M Timmons, D Strong (0-01), S Julin, P O’Leary, P Clancy, B Quigley, C Begley (0-01), J O’Loughlin (0-02), N Donoher (0-02), R Munnelly (0-02), B Sheehan, MJ Tierney (0-01, f).Subs: C Healy for Booth, P Cahillane (0-03) for Clancy, D Kingston (0-04, 1f) for Tierney, K Lillis for SheehanReferee: M Duffy (Sligo).DONEGAL CROWNED DIVISION 2 CHAMPIONS was last modified: April 25th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Division 2 finaldonegaldonegaldailyJim McGuinnessLaoisMichael Murphy
Story Links Rio Rematches Fields Print Friendly Version Rio Rematches Start List DES MOINES, Iowa – Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays, has announced the finalized fields for the Rio Olympic Rematch events at the 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. The final fields include the addition of Urbandale, Iowa, native and current Missouri standout Karissa Schweizer to the women’s 1,500 meters.Schweizer will race against a pair of Iowa Olympians in 2016 bronze medalist Jenny Simpson and Shelby Houlihan as part of a field that includes six Olympians.The Rio Olympic Rematch events now feature 68 Olympians that have won a total of 30 Olympic medals. Those events begin Friday at 5:45 p.m. with the women’s pole vault. Seven total Rio Olympic Rematch events will be staged on Friday as part of Hy-Vee Night at the Drake Relays followed by seven more on Saturday.Boldon also announced that Purdue’s Devynne Charlton, a Bahamian national, has been added to the women’s 100-meter hurdles field. There she will face world record holder Keni Harrison, Olympic bronze medalist Kristi Castlin and two-time Olympic medalist Dawn Harper-Nelson.”One of the exciting features of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee is that our fans get the unique opportunity to see the future stars of the sport compete alongside the world’s best right here in Des Moines,” Boldon said. “Devynne Charlton is an exciting addition to a world-class 100-meter hurdles field and Karissa has earned the opportunity to compete alongside fellow Iowans Jenny Simpson and Shelby Houlihan. They are rising stars in the sport and we’re thrilled to give our fans the chance to see them compete on a big stage.”
20 April 2009South African surfer Grant “Twiggy” Baker won two categories in the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards at a ceremony in California on Friday night.He received the Billabong XXL Biggest Wave award for a ride on a wave measured at 20 metres (61-feet) at Tafelberg Reef near Hout Bay in Cape Town in August 2008. Baker also collected the Surfline Best Overall Performance award for his dedication in pursuing huge surf and competing in big wave events all over the world during the past 12 months.In addition, he was also nominated for the Monster Paddle Award, while his tow partner, Californian Greg Long, who towed Baker into the wave at Tafelberg, won the premier Billabong XXL Ride of the Year award and US$50 000 (around R450 000) for his incredible tube ride on a 10-metre wave at nearby Dungeons during the Red Bull Big Wave Africa event in July 2008.Ride of the YearOf all the entries in the Ride of the Year Category, Long’s was the only wave ridden without the assistance of a PWC (jet-ski). Paddling into a monster Dungeons peak and banking off the bottom into a huge tube ride, Long walked a fine line between glory and the punishing of a lifetime, before being spat out into the channel.“I am glad to have won this as a paddle in wave and without a PWC, because most recognized big wave surfers will tell you this is the most difficult of the two,” said Long. “To catch a wave on your own power is an unbelievable feeling.”Baker earned $15 000 (around R140 000), a Honda Aquatrax personal watercraft, and an HSA (high surf accessory) sled for his XXL Biggest Wave, and a further $5 000 for the Overall Performance award.Cape Town-based photographers Alan van Gysen and Brenton Geach and video company Fixerfilm/Hutchmotion shared $4 000 for providing the images that determined the XXL Biggest Wave winner, and Fixerfilm/Red Bull BWA scooped the $5 000 for the video footage for Long’s Ride of the Year.‘It is an amazing feeling’Speaking after picking up his two awards, Baker said: “When you look at my eyes right now, you can see that I am pretty pumped. Yeah, it is an amazing feeling, not just to myself, but also to my family back home in South Africa.”Baker’s tow-in assisted ride, which took the Biggest Wave Award at 61 feet, is claimed to be the biggest wave ever tackled in South Africa.“The whole experience is not just satisfying for me personally but to see South Africa up there, to see Dungeons up there, seeing James Taylor up there, overall to put South Africa on the map is most satisfying for me,” Baker said.The Best Overall Performance Award came from his outstanding rides during big wave swell events in South Africa, California, Chile, Europe and Mexico over the past year.‘An honour’“It is an honour to win Best Overall Performance and to be the first South African to do it,” he said.The annual Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards recognise the biggest and most powerful waves ridden over the past 12 months, as judged by a global panel of 250 surf industry members, former pros and big wave specialists. They are commonly referred to as the Academy Awards of surfing.Over 2 000 people packed the Grove Theatre in Anaheim to witness mind-blowing rides from Chile, Europe, South Africa, Australia, Mexico, California and French Polynesia.BILLABONG XXL RIDE OF THE YEAR AWARDSWINNER $50 000: Greg Long (USA) at Dungeons, South Africa on July 26, 2008($5,000 Video by Fixerfilm/RedBull BWA)SECOND $5 000: Ryan Hipwood (Australia) at Shipstern Bluff, Tasmania on October 11, 2008(Video by Tim Bonython)THIRD $1 500: James Holmer-Cross (Australia) at Shipstern Bluff, Tasmania on October 11, 2008(Video by Dave Otto)FOURTH $1 500: Garrett McNamara (Hawaii) at Teahupoo, Tahiti on April 8, 2008(Video by Simon Saffigna)FIFTH $1 500: Brian Conley (USA) at Boca Grande, Mexico on October 22, 2008(Video by Brian Conley)BILLABONG XXL BIGGEST WAVE AWARD(Surfer prize $15 000 and a Honda Aquatrax watercraft with HSA sled – Photo/video prize $4,000)Grant Baker (South Africa) at Tafelberg Reef, South Africa on August 9, 2008(Photo by Brenton Geach. Video by Fixerfilm/Hutchmotion)MONSTER PADDLE AWARD(Surfer prize $15 000 – Photo/video prize $4,000)Derek Dunfee (USA) at Maverick’s, California on November 30, 2008(Photos by Fred Pompermayer)MONSTER TUBE PHOTO AWARD NOMINEES(Surfer prize $5 000 – Photography prize $2 000)Mark Healey (Hawaii) at Yeti, Oregon on September 24, 2008(Photo by Jason Murray)SURFLINE BEST MALE OVERALL PERFORMANCE AWARD(Surfer prize $5 000)Grant Baker (South Africa)BILLABONG GIRLS BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD(Surfer prize $5 000)Maya Gabeira (Brazil)SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
24 April 2014It’s all systems go for the final Freedom Friday celebration at the Rand Show at Johannesburg’s Nasrec Expo Centre on Friday.The Department of Arts and Culture, together Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), Lead SA, Brand South Africa and Proudly South African will host a short celebration at Hall 7 at the Rand Show from 10.30am.Members of the public are invited to show their national pride and join the festivities. Flags, pins and badges will be handed out.South Africans not able to attend the event can also mark the day by sharing their thoughts, video clips, memories and pictures of freedom via Twitter (@20_yof) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/20yof).South Africans are also encouraged to show their pride, wear their colours, take a selfie and upload it to social media using the hashtag #FreedomFridaySelfie and/or #20YOFSelfie.The Freedom Fridays Campaign encourages South Africans to wear anything that expresses their pride in being a South African – including the colours of the national flag, traditional attire, national soccer or rugby team jerseys, or anything else that reflects solidarity with the 20 Years of Freedom celebrations.“We should come together as a nation to celebrate our achievements, own up to the remaining challenges and commit to working together towards a shared and prosperous future,” Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile said at the launch of Freedom Month.“Our programmes are geared at reminding South Africans, especially young people, of where we come from as a nation; that our freedom was not free and that we have an obligation to defend it jealously.”Source: SAnews.gov.za
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… And here is Stallman, an avid folk dancer, busting a move to Soulja Boy: Here is Stallman patiently enduring a stupid question from an insufferable nerd, and then (at about 1:56) quickly eating some gunk that he’s dug up from between his toes: Tomorrow, March 16, is Richard M. Stallman’s 60th birthday. Stallman, also known as “rms,” is the father of the Free Software movement and the creator of the GNU Project and the GNU General Public License, or GPL. Some of the GNU stuff ended up in Linux, which is why he insists that anyone who speaks to him must call the operating system “GNU/Linux.”Stallman was once a prolific coder and self-proclaimed hacker, but now is more of an activist who spends much of his time traveling, giving speeches, distributing his “pleasure card” (as opposed to “business card,” geddit?) and wooing ladies. He’s also famous for having one of the most demanding contract riders in all of the world, one that lists a long list of rules governing the temperature of his sleeping quarters, what kind of pets he likes (parrots are best, but don’t buy one just for his visit!), how to speak to him and a list of foods he will not eat: “I do not eat breakfast. Please do not ask me any questions about what I will do [sic] breakfast. Please just do not bring it up.”A few years ago, when Linux was the cool new thing, Stallman seemed to be everywhere, usually arguing with someone in the “open source” movement and explaining why “free software” is not the same as “open source.” Hard to believe, but the world grew tired of this important debate and lately we don’t hear much from Stallman.But in honor of his special day, I’ve compiled some of my favorite Stallman videos. (I’ve left out the ones where he goes nuts at some event and starts shouting at people, but you can find them on your own.)Here is Stallman showing off his incredibly good Spanish accent and then singing his Free Software Song: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts dan lyons Tags:#Free Software#GNU#GNU/Linux#Linux#Stallman And here are some of Stallman’s worshippers performing the Free Software Song. But I warn you – once you watch this video, you will never be able to unwatch it. Consider yourself warned. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Accusing the M.L. Khattar government of ‘callous insensitivity’, the Congress on Monday said the strictures passed by the High Court against the Haryana government upheld the ‘majesty of law.’Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhi said the strictures, however, had the “opposite effect” on the Haryana government. “In any responsible sensitive form of democratic governance, comments not strictures, of far less severity than we have heard in Haryana, would have led to apologies, resignations and complete unconditional acceptance. Here it has had the opposite effect,” said Mr. Singhvi. “There is a hardening of positions. There is a digging in of heels. There is an increase of arrogance and because we have the temerity to ask for President’s rule.” On Sunday, Prime Minister in his Mann Ki Baat programme had made it clear that ‘violence in the name of faith is unacceptable.’ But the Congress alleged that the BJP functionaries didn’t seem to take the Prime Minister’s words seriously. “It only addresses us the nation, the others — not the BJP wallahs. That is not Mann Ki Baat. Mr. Sakshi Maharaj, a member of the BJP national executive, says ‘I respect the judiciary, but I would want to say that crores of people are supporting Ram Rahim, only one person is complaining against him. Is one person right or crores of people are right’. Next time, they may conduct an opinion poll,” said Mr. SinghviThe Congress claimed that in the past two and half years since the BJP government came to power in Haryana, 72 people have been killed in public-police clashes, including those killed during the Jat agitation. But that had little effect on the government as it was claiming “handling of the Panchkula situation a success.” “The Chief Minister who spoke after a gap, said ‘authorities are doing a good job’. Three top officers of the State were present at the CM’s residence on Sunday at dinner and Mr. Khattar appreciated the police response and handling of the incident,” said the Congress spokesperson.Major victoryMeanwhile, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Ram Rahim’s conviction was a message that no one is too big to be prosecuted. He also said that it was unlikely that Rahim’s 20-year term would be reduced on appeal.Mr. Swamy also lauded the CBI judge, who he said wasn’t “cowered” by the magnitude of the case. “It is a major victory after the triple talaq verdict and is a message for women’s safety. Ultimately the public reaction was so strong that the government also had to move in,” he said.
The South Goa police (Ponda) on Tuesday filed an FIR against former Dy. Speaker and former BJP MLA Vishnu Wagh and a publisher for publishing “vulgar” content in a controversial book of poems.Sudirsukt is a collection of poems penned by Mr. Wagh, in which a few poems have at times taken raunchy pot-shots at Goa’s influential Goud Saraswat Brahmin community and brought to the fore fault-lines in Goa’s subtle caste hierarchy.The book is collection of poems in Konkani, which was until last week in the race for a State-owned Konkani Academy award for literature, is a stormy debate on social media platforms, particularly Facebook.Mr. Wagh, a former editor, writer, poet, playwright and cartoonist is presently ailing and is admitted at State-owned Goa Medical College hospital.Publisher also bookedSuperintendent of Police (South Goa) Arvind Gawas confirmed the registration of FIR on Tuesday and told The Hindu that the FIR has been registered against the author Vishnu Wagh and publisher Hema Naik of Apurbai Prakashan, a local publishing house, which in 2013 released the controversial book.“An FIR has been filed for use of vulgar language in the book. We will now investigate,” Mr. Gawas said.The FIR has been filed under sections 293, 292 of Indian Penal Code and section 4 of Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act 1986, following a complaint by a women’s rights activist from Margao in south Goa, Auda Viegas.Incidentally, the book, along with some more books of Mr. Wagh, were released by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in 2013, who also hails from the same community.Publisher Hema Naik, a Sahitya Academy award-winner writer in Konkani said, that she was unaware of the FIR filed against her, officially.“We will have to fight it. But as of now I have not been informed about the FIR,” Ms. Naik said.Responding to the charges of vulgarity in the book, Ms. Naik called for a “liberal attitude towards art and literature and also a broader thinking and greater tolerance for the creative field”. She declined to comment further on the issue at this stage.