FEMA Extends Deadline For Sandy Relief Program

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline for residents whose homes were damaged by Sandy to apply for the STEP program.Those who have yet to apply to the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) Program now have until Jan. 18. This is the second deadline extension for applicants.The program offers assistance with temporarily restoring electricity, heat and hot water to damaged homes while permanent repair work continues. The goal is to get displaced residents back in their homes quickly.Residents seeking assistance through the Nassau County STEP Program should dial 1-888-684-4267. Suffolk residents can apply by calling 211.last_img read more

Marko Pažanin, Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty: On the global scene, Croatia is not yet recognized as a luxury destination

first_imgOne of the industries that has been experiencing a real boom in the last few years is certainly the demand for luxury real estate in Croatia. Not only because of the holiday, but as a destination that is suitable for a longer stay, both because of its climate, tourism development, way of life and culture, security and because of the good connection with the whole of Europe.  Tourism is much more than just counting overnight stays, and it connects various industries vertically and horizontally, and thus directly affects the development of tourist destinations.  If you are wondering what it takes to make your property part of Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty offer, the answer is not a priori in the price of the property.  “We started the rental service at the end of 2018 and we are very proud of that. The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand itself, in addition to real estate for sale, also offers real estate for tourist or year-round rental, so the introduction of the luxury real estate rental service is a logical sequence of business development in Croatia. Taking into account the growing tourist development of Croatia and the fact that it is becoming a popular world destination and an attractive destination for travelers with top requirements, there is definitely a need for accommodation facilities of the highest rank. The focus is on real estate that meets the highest standards, ie on facilities that stand out as unique and superior in every respect, given the location, standards of architecture, design, decoration and first-class service. At the moment, apart from renting and mediating in the sale of accommodation capacities and consulting, we do not provide other services such as complete management or maintenance of real estate, but we are definitely planning further development in this direction.”Concludes Pažanin.  On the contrary, there are more and more inquiries from foreign clients for the purchase of luxury real estate in Croatia, but he warns of the question of prices, which in his opinion should not increase. “In 2019, in my opinion, the trend of growing interest and demand from foreign clients will continue. We still have unknown and unexplored locations that are unique in this part of Europe. Prices are rising and will continue to rise, which is not very good because they are already quite high.” On the one hand, we have attractive locations, but also a segment without which the whole job is impossible and which is extremely important, and that is a complete story, ie professional support from quality architectural offices, designers, as well as the construction sector that follows all requirements and is able to realize all imagine an investor.  So the location is still one of the first motives for buying, which is logical, but according to Pažanin, there is also a demand for facilities for renovation. “The most sought after are ready-made luxury villas in the first row by the sea and plots of land also in the first row by the sea. In addition to this, the demand for renovation facilities in the same locations should also be highlighted. Always attractive areas are the islands, especially Hvar and Brac, then Split, Dubrovnik and Opatija. Istria is a very desirable region and we also have a large selection of real estate there, as well as in the Kvarner area, which I consider extremely attractive. There is Villa Castello, which we sold in 2017 for a record amount of € 8.115.000. “Says Pažanin and emphasizes that the entire area of ​​Istria and Kvarner is interesting because of the long tradition of tourism. In a conversation with my partner and director at Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty, Marko Pažanin, I tried to scratch a little below the surface and see how the market is developing, what are our advantages and disadvantages and what luxury real estate buyers expect and demand in our real estate market.  When we talk about the administration in Croatia, especially in obtaining various permits, it is dark for everyone, let alone for foreign investors who come from relatively well-organized markets. As Pažanin pointed out in the introduction, that Croatia has not yet established itself as a luxury real estate market and that very little is being done about it, and as in any business, it is important to focus and know what we want. There is the issue of brand, positioning as well as long-term vision of which customer profile we want to attract. And if we know that tourism is associated with many other industries (the potential to open business cooperation through other industries), it should be important for us to know what profile of customers we want to attract, and accordingly position ourselves.  And according to the analysis of the company Sotheby’s International Realty Croatia, the demand for luxury real estate in Croatia during 2018 increased by as much as 25 to 30 percent, and their prices by 10 to 15 percent.  Finally, one interesting fact. At the end of last year, Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty entered the luxury real estate rental segment. And they plan to offer complete real estate management services, which is certainly a smart move, at least when we talk about foreign investors who bought or built a luxury property in Croatia, and do not have time to deal with it until they stay in it. Guests looking for luxury can not impress with luxury, because they have traveled the world and top luxury destinations, and luxury is understood, ie the level of accommodation and service at a high level, but can we find our niche in authenticity, culture, gastronomy and through the development of special content? Pažanin believes that this is exactly the segment on which we must build our path to a luxury destination.  Marko Pažanin: All indicators indicate that the era of mass tourism is behind us and that today’s tourists are looking for experience Photo: Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty Photo: Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty Often, various investors give up the investment for that very reason. And this is confirmed by Pažanin, who points out that many investors are repulsed by the slow bureaucracy and generally unfavorable investment climate. “Many investors are put off by slow bureaucracy and a generally unfavorable investment climate, so it is necessary to analyze and eliminate factors that slow down the attraction of foreign investment. In addition, one of the main challenges is certainly the extension of the tourist season, ie the systematic encouragement of the development of tourist products that enable year-round tourist traffic. Croatia has great potential to ensure an excellent position in the luxury market, and what we as a destination still lack is the entry of well-known hotel brands in our market that will contribute to the recognition of Croatia in the global tourism market, but also attract greater individual investment.”  Although there has been talk for years about the interest of global tourist brands in Croatia, everything is still slow and without a large arrival of global brands in Croatia. According to the data provided by the Ministry of Tourism, in 2019, around one billion and 50 million euros will be invested in Croatian tourism, while investments in 2018 amounted to 940 million euros. In doing so, the companies will invest around 626 million euros in their tourism projects, and the announced investments in the private sector include investments in hotels, camps, nautical and other types of accommodation facilities, facilities and attractions. “Our country follows all world trends when it comes to real estate. We have extremely high quality architectural offices and interior designers who know how to make an impressive property and create a story out of it. This is exactly what is in demand – a property that brings a new experience! As for us as a brand, we also keep up with innovations and trends, so we use virtual staging and virtual reality as additional opportunities to view real estate. Customer requirements vary from country to country and from person to person. It is common for everyone to look for a top real estate in an exceptional location, whether it is a villa or an apartment / penthouse. “Says Pažanin, and his predictions for 2019 are positive. Often in Croatia we know how to use the term luxury tourism without even being aware of what it means. The location, the sun and the sea, no matter how attractive they are, are not in themselves enough to talk about luxury tourism. It is important that the offer and content of the entire tourist destination be at that level (from top stores, facilities, services…). We have the great advantage that Sotheby’s Int. Realty brand recognized around the world and we have many quality media partners who give some confidence that the property will be presented to exactly those people who need it. According to the analysis of Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty, most interest in buying real estate in Croatia comes from Eastern and Western Europe, and interest is also growing from the Scandinavian market. “Differences in demand are most often in the quality of real estate: Russians and Chinese want real estate bursting with standards, and Europeans prefer even worse, but they themselves are willing to reconstruct real estate according to their wishes. It is not to be overlooked that wives have the last word when buying villas, so there is no clear “pattern” that could be noticed except their own taste. The most active markets in Eastern Europe are the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Western Europe Austria and Germany and more inquiries from Scandinavian countries. . As for other markets, we have inquiries from the countries of the Far East: China, India and Saudi Arabia.”Pointed out Pažanin.center_img Certainly, the arrival of Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty in Croatia is a positive signal to the global hotel brands that Pažanin mentions as one of the shortcomings. On the other hand, we must be aware that luxury tourism is much more than just a luxury hotel, and that we must work on the strategic development of tourist destinations as well as their positioning as luxury destinations.  The answer to the question is how are we not, at least not enough. As Pažanin points out, Croatia has not yet established itself as a luxury real estate market and very little is being done about it. “In addition to everything, we have a noticeable interest of foreign investors and buyers in luxury facilities. We can say that the demand for our market in 2018 increased by 25% compared to 2017, and the number of real estate inquiries within the portfolio of Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty increased by 30%. In order for these inquiries to turn into realization, of course, we need more top real estate. Unfortunately, the situation in our market is such that we lack such real estate. Just as you wrote yourself – location, location, location! It is not enough to have a top real estate in a “worse” location because what our clients are looking for is an experience they do not have in their country, and that is the first row by the sea!”Pažanin points out. Location, location, location – is one of the main rules in real estate business. But is Croatia, as one of the top European tourist destinations, in demand as an attractive destination on the luxury real estate market?  Thus, the arrival of the luxury resort of the famous hotel chain Four Seasons in the bay Briženica near the Old Town on the island of Hvar was greeted as a real signal or Break-even for other investors, ie global hotel chains. But again, the whole project got stuck in the administration, and although the opening was planned in 2019, everything is still standing and the construction work has not even started yet.  Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty Hotels and restaurants follow the level of service, but destinations unfortunately do not. In Croatia, unfortunately, we do not yet have a real destination for luxury tourism, the only ones on that trail are Dubrovnik and Hvar.  All our sales clients can be sure of a high level of professionalism, privacy, quality and timely advice and complete sales management. It often happens that villas are overpriced, and the buyer feels that. Neither can we sell a property for an unrealistic price. In this case, we almost always manage to find an agreement with the owners of the facilities, that is, to get the best offer for both parties. ” But let’s get back to the luxury real estate market and to luxury tourism. The question that goes through my head is: Are we recognized on the global scene as a luxury destination? “The trends observed in the real estate market when we talk about sales are actually reflected in the tourism sector, so we can not say that luxury tourism is among the first associations associated with Croatia. On the global scene, Croatia is not recognized as a luxury destination, although there are isolated environments that are on the trail and follow global tourist trends in all fields. From the level of accommodation and service to the gastronomic scene and the complete tourist offer and infrastructure. In such destinations, as a rule, there are several properties that offer first-class luxury, from the quality of accommodation and service to attractive design and superior decoration, and as there are not too many of them on the market, they achieve significantly higher rental prices. The development of a tourist destination needs to be comprehensively approached and a long-term strategy defined that will enable Croatia’s competitiveness on the global market and ensure an original and recognizable tourist product that will be harmonized with the needs of the market.. ” Pažanin answers the question about the perception of Croatia as a luxury destination and adds that the famous natural beauties and cultural and historical riches of Croatia are not in themselves sufficient to create a tourist identity of the destination, and again on which very little work is done. The properties that Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty has in its portfolio are primarily unique and luxurious, and interestingly, they do not consider luxury to be the price class, but the entire experience. As one of the problems, Pažanin points out that real estate is often overvalued. “All properties have the correct documentation and all the elements that we consider interesting to our clients. The process is really simple and begins with an interview after which the legal team reviews all the documentation. After confirming the correctness of the same property, we include it in our offer and pages. Hvar / Photo: Pixabay.com As a logical continuation of the unraveling of the entire luxury real estate market in Croatia, the question arises whether we follow world standards and market requirements? Are we competitive? What is the perception of the Croatian brand in the luxury real estate segment?  Absolutely the greatest interest is in the villas in the first row to the sea and houses and exclusive apartments in the centers of cities such as Split and Dubrovnik., And buyers are usually foreigners. “As you mentioned, to create an original tourist product and a unique image of Croatia as a destination, it is crucial to develop special content given that today’s travelers are increasingly critical, and thanks to general market globalization they are better informed and compare Croatia with similar destinations. Therefore, it is important to offer them something authentic and to differentiate the tourist offer in relation to other Mediterranean countries. After all, all indicators indicate that the era of mass tourism is behind us and that today’s tourists are looking for experience, preferring to choose a meaningful vacation in destinations that offer a diverse and imaginative tourist offer while maintaining authenticity and uniqueness. Croatia has numerous comparative advantages over competing destinations, so there are many opportunities for the development and branding of special content that could, among other things, extend the tourist season. considers Pažanin. When I talk about luxury tourism, I always ask the question: Can we provide the guest with transportation by our helicopter? Or from the airport to the hotel? Then there is silence and silence and the question of how I mean it. Yes, it is a standard service, if we are talking about luxury tourism and we have to take into account the global concept of luxury tourism.  Marko Pažanin, Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty: In conclusion, he pointed out that the arrival of Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty two years ago on our market speaks of the importance and brand of Croatia as a tourist destination. And also the arrival of such a global institution gives a signal to other companies that Croatia is a desirable destination for investors. This is an important part of the mosaic when we talk about the Croatian brand, not only through tourism, but in general through the whole range of business opportunities and the arrival of other global brands in Croatia.   Villa Castello in Medveja was sold in 2017 for a record amount of € 8.115.000 Photo: Pexels.com Again there is just a focus on luxurious and authentic content, offering and appearing on a unique experience. And yet all this is connected with the development of the luxury real estate market in Croatia.last_img read more

Other Sports Shi Yuqi beats world champion Kento Momota, China wins 11th Sudirman Cup

first_imghighlights China had lost the Sudirman Cup two years ago against South Korea.Kento Momota had defeated Shi Yuqi in four out of five games.Japan have never won the badminton world mixed-team championship. Nanningshi yuqi : Shi Yuqi stunned world champion Kento Momota as hosts China whitewashed Japan for an 11th Sudirman Cup title on Sunday. Japan have never won the badminton world mixed-team championship and their search goes on after they were well beaten 3-0 in the Chinese city of Nanning. China’s dominant victory over the top seeds is an ominous indication of the depth they possess in their ranks with next summer’s Tokyo Olympics on the horizon. Roared on by the home crowd, China went 1-0 up through their men’s doubles and then took a 2-0 lead after a captivating women’s singles match between Chen Yufei and Akane Yamaguchi.     Japan needed their talisman Momota to beat Shi in the men’s singles to keep the tie alive. The world number one had defeated second-ranked Shi four times in five previous meetings, including last year’s world championship final. It looked like more of the same when the 24-year-old Momota won the first game 21-15, but Shi suddenly found the rhythm and his subdued Japanese rival faded spectacularly.RELATED     The 23-year-old Shi raced to the second game 21-5 and took that searing momentum into the decider, winning the third game — and with it the Sudirman Cup — 21-11.     Shi sealed the championship with a smash and was mobbed by his team-mates, who raced onto the court after his surprise win. China, the long-time pre-eminent power in badminton, reclaim the trophy that they lost to South Korea two years ago.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Why a credit union car loan is better than a PCP!

first_img*Carzone Motoring Report 2018** For a €25,000, 5 year variable interest rate loan with 60 monthly repayments of €497.88, an interest Rate of 7.24%, a representative APR of 7.5%, the total amount payable by the member is €29879.94. Information correct as at 21/05/2019.For further information please contact: Letterkenny Credit Union on 074 91 24166 or email [email protected] a credit union car loan is better than a PCP! was last modified: May 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:carLetterkenny Credit UnionLoan “For many people, headline rates on PCP agreements can at first look more attractive, but these can easily distract from the fact that essentially PCPs are lease schemes and the buyer will need to be conscious of the mileage they are racking up, because the balloon payment, or guaranteed minimum future value (GMFV), of the car will have been calculated with their annual mileage in mind” Ciaran explains. Ciaran Haran, Chairperson of Letterkenny Credit Union explains why he feels there has been a renewed interest in the traditional car loan.“A credit union loan is transparent and carries no hidden fees or charges. The buyer owns the car outright once they buy it, while with other more complex finance options, such as a PCP agreement, the buyer has effectively hired the car for a period of time while they make payments.“At the end of the PCP agreement, they will have to make a balloon payment in order to actually own the car, which can prove to be quite the financial sting in the tail if it hasn’t been budgeted for.” The Carzone report however also found that 72% of people who had spent more than €20,000 on their last car had used a finance options such as a PCP agreement.So while PCPs can be complicated, have a raft of additional charges and a good deal of inflexibility, they are proving popular with car-buyers in the over €20,000 market. Could this be down to the fact that a lot of consumers don’t fully understand what they are signing up to with a PCP? “In contrast, with a car loan from the credit union, the buyer simply borrows the money to pay for a car, which they own immediately, and which they can drive as much as they please. They can also sell the car on at any time they wish, should they need to, whereas they do not have this option with a PCP. Credit unions are ethical lenders. “We will work with our members to structure repayments that suit their individual circumstances. At Letterkenny Credit Union our car loan is available at an affordable APR rate of 7.5%**, and is typically approved within 48 hours. We also offer car insurance to make the whole process as convenient as possible for our members.“I would really encourage anyone thinking about going the PCP route to have a chat with us first at Letterkenny Credit Union before making the final decision. We are happy to see all our members, no matter how long it has been since they did business with the credit union, and of course we are always happy to chat to anyone who has never been a credit union member.” Close to four in ten consumers in Ireland will buy a new car in 2019.Over half plan to spend more than €10,000 on their new set of wheels, according to the most recent Carzone Motoring Report (2018).The study also found that one in four consumers who spent between €10,000 and €20,000 on their previous car, used a credit union car loan to fund the purchase.* Credit union loans have always been popular amongst car buyers for their straightforward terms and conditions and flexibility, and look set to be a top choice again in 2019.  Ciaran also says potential buyers should familiarise themselves with the below checklist before signing the dotted line on a PCP agreement:• Be aware that to extend the term of a PCP you may be charged a rescheduling fee.• Take note of the cap on the number of miles/kilometres you are allowed to clock up over the period of the contract.• You may be requested to commit to certain car servicing agreements. • Ensure you always enquire about additional fees and charges, you are entitled to a list of all additional charges so ask the garage for this before you sign any agreement.last_img read more

Raiders’ Antonio Brown on injury list, could miss first week of camp

first_img Raiders Straight Talk: Derek Carr speculation won’t stop any time … New star wide receiver Antonio Brown arrived in style to Raiders training camp Friday, but he won’t be taking the field with his new teammates.Brown is listed on the Raiders’ non-football injury list released Friday afternoon. The Bay Area News Group learned the team has known about Brown possibly not being ready for two weeks, and that his absence from the field would span “probably” a week.Related Articleslast_img read more

EAC’s Laminou out for the NCAA season due to torn ACL

first_imgHamadou Laminou. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College’s drive to the Final Four gets a little more bumpy as big man Hamadou Laminou suffered a torn ACL on his right knee and will miss the remainder of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.Coach Ariel Sison, who confirmed the news Thursday, was left with no words as the Generals will have a huge hole in the middle with the absence of the Cameroonian big man.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “I don’t know what to say right now. I’m just so down thinking that Laminou is out for the season,” he said.Laminou has been averaging 10.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks in the five games he played this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe went down late in the first quarter of EAC’s 85-79 win over Arellano on Tuesday with a knee injury as the coaching staff downplayed the matter and hoped that it would only be a minor injury.“I thought it’s just another minor injury,” said Sison, obviously disappointed with the recent turn of events. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jason Day ‘hungry,’ eager to return to top of golf world MOST READ K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:05NCAA Season 93 Preview: EAC Generals00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Laminou also incurred an MCL injury on his left knee in the preseason, but was able to make it in time for the Generals’ campaign this year.Sison has no other recourse but to continue fighting behind senior Sidney Onwubere, Jerome Garcia, Juju Bautista, and Francis Munsayac with EAC currently in third place with a 3-2 card.“Laminou is Laminou. It’s still different if he’s on the bench and ready to play, but we have other bigs who are ready to step up,” the mentor said.The Generals will play league leader Lyceum today at EAC Gym.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

San Miguel seals its twin towers

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Archers destroy Tigers, near twice-to-beat bonus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChristian Standhardinger was selected first overall by San Miguel Beer as expected on Sunday afternoon, and after coming up short in completing the franchise’s second Triple Crown sweep in the recently concluded PBA Season, the Beermen have added a blue-chip material to make another go at it.The 6-foot-8 Fil-German joins the star-studded team and will form a lethal twin tower combine with reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo as the Beermen added yet another piece in an effort to extend their dynasty while matching up with sister team and newly minted Governors’ Cup titlist Barangay Ginebra’s frontline.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Phoenix tapped hardworking forward Sidney Onwubere eighth overall with Star also adding some ceiling by picking Lervin Flores ninth.TNT KaTropa used the 10th and 11th picks to tab Cebuano guard Mac Tallo of SWU and Colegio de San Lorenzo slotman Jon Gabriel, respectively.Ginebra claimed UP slasher Jett Manuel as the 12th pick to round out the first round.NLEX continued to add youth to its frontline, tapping JRU forward Ervin Grospe to open the second round.Star picked slotman Joseph Gabayni next, Blackwater nabbed slasher Emil Palma, forward Julian Sargent went to Star, while Louie Vigil went to San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT Davon Potts was selected by Alaska 18th overall, followed by Jom Sollano, who was tabbed by Rain or Shine.Gwynne Capacio (Star), Jayson Grimaldo (Phoenix), Monbert Arong (TNT), Wilson Baltazar (Phoenix), and Andreas Cahilig (GlobalPort) round out the second round picks. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 And while San Miguel got bigger, NLEX got the best small man in the 43-man pool as the Road Warriors made heady point guard Kiefer Ravena No. 2 overall, with Blackwater tabbing former Far Eastern U bruiser Raymar Jose at third, Phoenix Petroleum making Jason Perkins the fourth overall pick and Alaska getting the talented Jeron Teng at No. 5.Standhardinger is expected to join San Miguel early in the Commissioner’s Cup as he will have to play out a live contract with Hong Kong in the Asean Basketball League, and when he arrives, the Beermen can challenge the Gin Kings’ combo of 7-foot Greg Slaughter and 6-foot-9 Japeth Aguilar underneath.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThere are no other teams which can talk of at least coming close as far as size is concerned.GlobalPort went with Fil-Am wingman Robbie Herndon at sixth, with Rey Nambatac, after being selected seventh, getting reunited with former Letran teammate Raymond Almazan and coach Caloy Garcia at Rain or Shine. Read Nextlast_img read more

Ohio State mens hockey blasted by rival Michigan 83

Senior defender Justin DaSilva skates the ice Nov. 20 during a game against Michigan State at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 2-1.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternMichigan bullied the Ohio State men’s hockey team in Yost Ice Arena, putting the Buckeyes (5-9-1, 1-2-0-0) in a pinch ahead of their nearly month-long break.OSU’s, 8-3, loss to the Wolverines (8-6-1, 2-1-0) last Friday was the team’s latest setback in its search for an identity. The Buckeyes have gone 4-6-0 in their last 10 games, taking a four-goal and five-goal loss in that stretch.Team confidence, according to OSU sophomore forward Nick Schilkey, is scrambled.“(We’re) all over the place,” Schilkey said. “We can be great, and there are times where we just roll over it seems.”The Buckeyes’ losses have not been from repeating the same problems, Buckeye coach Steve Rohlik said Friday.The trouble was penalties on Friday, as OSU was stung by 19 penalty minutes against Michigan, nearly seven minutes more than the team averages per game. During the Buckeyes’ 5-1 loss to Western Michigan last weekend, the trouble was effort, Rohlik said.These reasons gave relief to what could be considered OSU’s most discussed difficulty of the early season: playing from behind. The Buckeyes have allowed the game’s first goal in nine of their 15 games.That latest trend may be on the decline, as OSU scored first on Friday for the third-consecutive game, but the early advantage only magnified the defeat.After taking a 1-0 lead on Friday, the Buckeyes took multiple penalties to allow four power-play goals in the second period, including two during a five-minute man advantage after OSU senior forward Nick Oddo was ejected for head butting.“Anytime you play a period and they get on a roll like that, you can’t shoot yourselves in the foot,” OSU coach Steve Rohlik said. “Taking a dumb penalty like that is not going to help you and special teams certainly did the damage.”The Buckeyes’ play became more disconnected as their deficit grew. After OSU senior forward Matt Johnson opened the scoring, the Wolverines tied the game, took a 2-1 lead with 12 seconds left in the first period, then scored six more goals.Buckeye goals from Schilkey and junior forward Anthony Greco registered only in the box score. Momentum was completely lost after OSU’s penalty kill collapsed and the team trailed 7-2 after two periods.“We just didn’t get the job done and that’s on us,” Rohlik said. “As a coach you have to put these kids in a position to succeed and we just didn’t do it.”Defensively, OSU’s goaltending inconsistencies persisted. Sophomore goalies Matt Tomkins, Christian Frey and Logan Davis each saw action.“We have to become consistent and that’s been one of our major issues,” Rohlik said. “Good teams find ways to be consistent and I’m talking from the goaltending on out.”The loss followed OSU’s 6-2 loss to Western Michigan and 5-1 win against Notre Dame last weekend. The Buckeyes’ played worse in their four-goal loss to the Broncos than they did on Friday night, Schilkey said.After the game, a tight-lipped team walked with tucked heads as they exited Yost Ice Arena.Body language was telling. Empty silences filled responses to postgame questions. The team that had won two of its last three games had been humiliated.“It might be a good thing to let this sink in,” Schilkey said. “When you go out and get embarrassed like that it’s going to sting and we have a little time to think about that.”The break will also be used for learning as Rohlik indicated the Buckeyes’ resiliency is a good trait, but the team needs to understand how to string together wins like its strung together losses.“We have to keep that in the back of our minds and start fresh,” senior captain Tanner Fritz said. “We’ve got two weeks to practice and it’s all about getting better now and working even harder. Obviously we’re not doing (the) right things right now.”As Shilkey emerged from the locker room on Friday, he set down his equipment bag and proceeded to respond to the question his team needs to answer: What now?“We’ve got a month here to figure out what team we’re going to be,” Schilkey said.In less than a month, the Buckeyes will know. Loose Pucks-The Buckeyes went 0-for-6 on the power play and 1-for-5 on the penalty kill-The last time the Buckeyes allowed eight goals was on Nov. 20, 2009 against Ferris State-OSU will next on Jan. 2 against Mercyhurst University in downtown Erie, Pa. read more

Payet replaces the injured Fekir at France

first_imgMarseille winger Dimitri Payet has been recalled to the France squad to replace the injured Nabil Fekir ahead of their games against Iceland and GermanyPayet was forced to withdraw from selection for the 23-man France squad that won the summer’s World Cup in Russia due to an injury from Marseille’s Europa League final defeat to Atletico Madrid.The 31-year-old last featured for Les Blues last October in a 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Belarus.But Payet has put the disappointment of the World Cup behind him with a solid start to the new season with four goals and four assists in nine appearances for Marseille.Now the French football federation announced on Monday that Payet will replace Fekir, who picked up an ankle injury in Lyon’s 5-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.Payet has managed eight goals and eight assists in 37 appearances for France.Didier Deschamps’ side will first play Iceland in a friendly on Thursday before hosting Germany five days later at the Stade de France for a UEFA Nations League fixture.Dimitri Payet remplace Nabil Fekir (entorse cheville gauche) en Equipe de France. #FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/9K8hRHm2Ly— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) October 8, 2018last_img read more