It seems that Kiefer Ravena’s early success in the PBA has come to an end.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After NLEX won two straight to open its campaign in the PBA Philippine Cup, Ravena and the Road Warriors were stopped in their tracks and skidded to two straight losses.And although Ravena scored a career-high 31 points with four rebounds and five assists, he knows it all went down the drain as one victory is more important than individual numbers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s down the drain, we have to wake up,” said Ravena after losing to Magnolia 105-94 Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We have to fight for survival.”Ravena added teams may have finally caught up on their style and it’s time for them to adjust and prepare better for their upcoming games. LATEST STORIES 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “When you’re a rookie, people don’t know much about you and they don’t know what to expect of you,” said Ravena in Filipino. “But as the conference progresses and they get to watch more of your games they will get familiarized more.”“It’s like coming to a test day, you do your homework, here you’re getting out of your way to study your opponents because you can’t just practice and expect to win every single game.”Apart from the intangibles, Ravena said it was his team’s bad rebounding that put them in the position they’re in.Magnolia outrebounded NLEX 61-42 as a whole and 15-11 on the offensive glass.“We were outrebounded by 19 rebounds and that’s a lot,” said Ravena in Filipino. “It’s all about effort, so on that part we lost and that’s what irritated coach Yeng [Guiao] the most.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lee has high praise for ‘gifted’ Ravena
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Chanting and blowing whistles, the marchers denounced Blair and Bush for their perceived environmental failings. Some held banners depicting Bush as “Wanted – for crimes against the planet” and advising “Ditch Blair, not Kyoto.” Canadian Inuit traveled to Montreal from the isolated Arctic north to join the protest there. Indian leader Jose Kusugak told The Associated Press that he brought along hunters, trappers and elders to reassure them that people from the south were not indifferent to their plight. “It was important to show there are a lot of people in the world who care,” he said. Canada’s Environment Minister Stephane Dion, who is presiding over the 10-day U.N. Climate Change Conference in Montreal, also took part in the march and said final negotiations next week involving some 120 environment ministers and other government leaders would be crucial to improving the Kyoto agreement. Bush has been widely criticized for pulling out of the treaty, which binds industrialized nations to lower greenhouse gas emissions. The United States – which spews out nearly 25 percent of the world’s carbon emissions – was the target of many demonstrators Saturday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTREAL – Thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities worldwide Saturday to demand urgent action on global warming as delegates continued their work at an international climate change conference to review and update the Kyoto Protocol. Police said about 7,000 people marched in downtown Montreal, some dressed up as polar bears. Five environmental groups, including Greenpeace and the Climate Crisis Coalition, delivered a petition signed by 600,000 Americans to the U.S. consulate in Montreal urging President Bush and Congress to help slow global warming. “We’re worried about climate change, about ways of life in the Canadian Arctic disappearing,” said Sarah Binder of Montreal’s Urban Ecology Center. Organizers said 10,000 people marched through London, passing Prime Minister Tony Blair’s home on Downing Street, where they delivered a letter demanding the government reaffirm its commitment to Kyoto with legally binding targets on emissions reductions.
Srinagar, Aug 8 (PTI) Amid a fresh clamour for the abrogation of Article 35-A of the Constitution, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said the special status enjoyed by the state needed to be protected and preserved.Article 35-A of the Constitution empowers the states legislature to define its “permanent residents” and accord special rights and privileges to them.”The legislature of the state enjoys huge powers unlike any other state assembly. We need to preserve and protect this status,” Mehbooba told a public meeting after inaugurating the Randakdaji-Jawalapora-Gaffarabad road in central Kashmirs Budgam district.On the GST legislation passed by the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, she said that the state had enacted its own law.”The guarantees carried in the Presidential Order (on GST) reflect the special status Jammu and Kashmir enjoys within the Constitution of India,” she said.The chief minister said that the opening of historic routes along the Line of Control (LoC) in the state, frequent exchange of students, artists and other groups would bring a lasting peace in the state by promoting more people to people exchanges.Mehbooba said only a conducive and peaceful atmosphere can lead the state to prosperity and resolution of the issues.”The government has taken up several development programmes this year which could not be taken up last year due to unrest. The government has taken up developmental activities in areas which so far have remained neglected,” she said.The Randakdaji-Jawalapora-Gaffarabad road is to be built at a cost of Rs 15.05 crore and it would be completed in two years.advertisementWith the completion of the road project, the connectivity to Doodhpathri and Tosa Maidan tourist destinations would be improved.The chief minister also visited Khag where she laid the foundation of a 10-km Khag-Aripanthan road to be upgraded from the present single lane to double lane at a cost of Rs 13.08 crore. It would be completed by next year.Later, the chief minister also laid the foundation of a modern health centre at Khag to be set up by the Government Medical College, Srinagar at a cost of Rs 5.28 crore.She announced setting up of a fire station, a tourist facility in view of the scenic beauty of the area, and development of a sports field there.These demands were raised by the locals with the chief minister.The chief minister also visited Magam where she inaugurated a degree college. Built at a cost of Rs 9.83 crore, the college for 1,500 students has academic, administrative and library blocks. PTI SSB MIJ SMN