[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Phoenix beats Kia in Govs’ Cup ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – Phoenix Fuel Masters rode on the shoulders of Eugene Phelps to score 118-105 against KIA Picanto in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Wednesday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.Phelps, who was on his third tour of duty in the league, finished with a double-double – 33 points and 14 rebounds – for Fuel Masters, which hopes to bounce back from a lackluster performance in the Commissioner’s Cup. JC Intal chipped in with 19 markers while RJ Jazul, Joseph Eriobu and Cyrus Baguio contributed 18, 12 and 11 points, respectively, as they played without Gilas cadet Matthew Wright.From a tight opening frame, Fuel Masters pulled away behind Intal, Karl Dehesa and Eriobu to build a 31-19 lead. Picanto cut it to 31-24 but another hit by Eriobu gave Fuel Masters an 11-point edge heading into second.Phoenix widened the lead further in the second quarter to 14 on hits by Phelps. Picanto rallied to within 7 points but Fuel Masters quickly answered with hits for a 57-48 halftime score.KIA had a strong start in the third set, rallying to within 3 points on a basket by Pedrito Galanza, but Fuel Masters leaned on Angelo Alolino and Eriobu to pull away again 80-67.Picanto tried to stay within striking distance early in the fourth quarter but Fuel Masters dropped a huge run behind Jazul and Baguio to build its largest lead at 114-99 on a triple by Intal.Import Markeith Cummings finished with 31 points and 10 rebounds while Galanza and Chito Jaime added 15 and 11 points, respectively, for Picanto, which played without injured rookie Russel Escoto./PNSCORESPHOENIX 118 – Phelps 33, Intal 19, Jazul 18, Eriobu 12, Baguio 11, Dehesa 9, Alolino 8, W. Wilson 4, Kramer 2, J. Wilson 2, Hayes 0, Borboran 0, Lanete 0, Miranda 0KIA 105 – Cummings 31, Galanza 15, Jaime 11, Revilla 10, Paniamogan 9, Caperal 8, Khobuntin 7, Teng 5, Corpuz 4, Celda 3, Camson 2, Ballesteros 0, Salva 0, Elorde 0QUARTERS – 33-24, 57-48, 83-75, 118-105[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]
Share By Gaige [email protected] an uncontested race, Point Isabel Independent School District (PI-ISD) has reelected one member of its school board and elected another.Frank Davalos, Jr. is now serving on Place 6 of the PI-ISD school board, formerly held by Board President Jennifer Pinkerton. Cecilia Castillo, the Board Assistant Secretary in Place 7, was reelected. The elections were recognized during a May 5 school board meeting.“This community and this district has been very good to me,” Davalos told the PRESS, regarding his reasons for running for PI-ISD’s school board. “It’s time I give back. I’m ready to be a voice and serve the community.”Davalos previously served on the Town of Laguna Vista’s council for six years, and currently sits on the Laguna Madre Youth Center’s board. Davalos says he wants to “restore excellence,” when asked what areas he would like to address in the district for the upcoming school year.“We know what it looks like, and I believe our district can achieve it again,” he said.Davalos said his experience as a student of the district gives him a “unique and valuable voice” on the school board.Castillo told the PRESS she also wants to “strive for excellence” for the school district.“Because of this pandemic, my immediate focus and goal is to reduce any immediate negative impact it has had on our students and staff,” Castillo said, mentioning the COVID-19 pandemic that had made Texas Governor Greg Abbott to close schools statewide for the rest of the school year.Castillo says she will work to reduce the “Chapter 41” payment to the state, and upgrade facilities within the district “without increasing our tax rate.”A “Chapter 41” payment, also called the “Robin Hood” plan, refers to Chapter 49 of the Texas Education Code, which outlines how local property taxes are “recaptured” from wealthy school districts, such as PI-ISD, and given to lower income districts, creating equitable school financing.Property taxes pay around 64 percent of school financing in the state, according to the Texas Comptroller.In 2019, $18,526,179 was “recaptured” from property taxes paid to PI-ISD, Texas Education Agency records show.Castillo said she would like to see a natatorium, an indoor swimming facility, within the district.PI-ISD’s school board cancelled their May 2 election on April 18, recognizing the candidates were running unopposed. RelatedRecapture Payments, Special Education Student-Teacher Ratios discussed by school boardBy Laura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS The regularly scheduled school board meeting of the Port Isabel Independent School District was called to order by Vice President, Jimmy L. Vela in the absence of President Jennifer Pinkerton. First on the agenda were presentations to the community and each campus’…October 18, 2019In “News”PI-ISD prepares for virtual reopeningBy Gaige Davila [email protected] When the school year begins for Point Isabel ISD students this year, routines will be the same, even if they’re not in a classroom. PI-ISD Superintendent Theresa Capistran told the PRESS that PI-ISD students, when they return to school remotely on August 24, will have a…August 7, 2020In “News”Point Isabel ISD Special Board Meeting for Selection of Insurance ConsultantBy Laura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS The Point Isabel ISD School Board interviewed and discuss insurance consultant presentations and bids, then held a vote on which firm to hire. There were no public comments or persons in attendance other than board members and staff. Last month, PI-ISD Superintendent…October 4, 2019In “News”
Scott Dixon celebrates his victory in Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. (Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports)LONG BEACH, Calif. — Beers all around Sunday for Ganassi Racing.First for Scott Dixon, who added a Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach victory to his long list of career IndyCar accomplishments.Then another to Tony Kanaan for essentially blocking Dixon’s closest competitor, Helio Castroneves, in the pits.Kanaan doesn’t drink beer, but that’s no concern for Dixon.“I’ll drink it for him,” he said.Kanaan’s interference was inadvertent, his pit box in front of his fellow Brazilian. Castroneves couldn’t leave from his service until Kanaan crossed his path, and that excruciating split-second delay allowed Dixon to blow past on the track, having pitted the previous lap.Q&A: Kanaan on overcoming a family loss and becoming a championCastroneves said he nearly hit Kanaan.“It was close,” Castroneves said. “Really close.”That sequence was only on Lap 29, but it changed the complexity of a predictable 80-lap race. Once in the lead, Dixon had the strength to hold Castroneves off.“Definitely a game-changer for us,” Dixon said of Kanaan’s move. “Obviously, he didn’t do it on purpose. There’s nothing (the sitting car) can do. If you go you’re going to crash into him.”Dixon earned the 36th victory of his career to break a tie with Bobby Unser for fifth place in the sport’s history. Next on the list is Al Unser with 39, then Michael Andretti No. 3 with 42.As important now is the fact Dixon has one Long Beach win, two counting his Indy Lights win in 2000.“It doesn’t count,” he laughed in reference to the latter. “Nobody ever got excited about it.”Castroneves and Team Penske tried to spice up the lead battle with a quick second and final stop, but Dixon actually extended the lead by another second. Indy cars don’t have cruise control, but Dixon was on it.The No. 9 car even went into fuel conservation mode in the waning laps and still won by 2.2 seconds. Castroneves settled for second for the 37th time in his career, tying Bobby Rahal for second place in that category. Mario Andretti did it 56 times.The rest of the field was more than 11 seconds behind Castroneves, but at least it was interesting back there. Juan Pablo Montoya took a couple of passing shots from fellow Penske driver Simon Pagenaud, but the Colombian held the Frenchman back.Kanaan finished a close fifth with Sebastien Bourdais sixth and Josef Newgarden seventh as Chevrolet rolled in the aftermath of IndyCar-mandated changes to its front wings.MORE: Pit crew safety concerns never stop in IndyCar, NASCARDixon had an average finish of 15.0 in eight previous IndyCar trips to this tight street circuit, with only a single top-10 finish (fourth in 2010). He had led only 25 laps; he tacked on another 44 in this one.“I finally got it right,” he said.So did the IndyCar Series. After a smash-up in last month’s season-opening race in St. Petersburg, Fla., and the embarrassing show last week in wet New Orleans, this race was clean, dry, fast and pure. There was only one caution, an early slowdown when rookie Gabby Chaves broke his left front wing on Jack Hawksworth’s right rear.Will Power was the big loser during that caution. Trying to recover from a mistake in qualifying that forced him to start 18th, he picked the wrong lane coming to pit road on Lap 7. When Luca Filippi stalled, Power stalled behind him.Power fell a lap down and never got it back, finishing 20th among 23 cars as the race stayed green the rest of the way.Conor Daly had a steady and productive day as the two-day replacement in Dale Coyne Racing’s No. 18 car. Competing in his first IndyCar street race, Daly stayed on the lead lap throughout, even lapping teammate Francesco Dracone.Toyota Grand Prix of Long BeachSunday’s results from the 1.968=mile street course in Long Beach, Calif. (starting position in parentheses):1. (3) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Chevrolet, 80, Running.2. (1) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevrolet, 80, Running.3. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dallara-Chevrolet, 80, Running.4. (5) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Chevrolet, 80, Running.5. (7) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevrolet, 80, Running.6. (9) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevrolet, 80, Running.7. (6) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Chevrolet, 80, Running.8. (10) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running.9. (12) Carlos Munoz, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running.10. (11) Sebastian Saavedra, Dallara-Chevrolet, 80, Running.11. (8) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running.12. (13) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running.13. (4) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running.14. (16) Jack Hawksworth, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running.15. (15) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Chevrolet, 80, Running.16. (17) Gabby Chaves, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running.17. (21) Conor Daly, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running.18. (20) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running.19. (19) James Jakes, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running.20. (18) Will Power, Dallara-Chevrolet, 79, Running.21. (22) Francesco Dracone, Dallara-Honda, 78, Running.22. (14) Luca Filippi, Dallara-Chevrolet, 77, Running.23. (23) Stefano Coletti, Dallara-Chevrolet, 69, Running.———Race StatisticsWinners average speed: 96.800.Time of Race: 1:37:35.2353.Margin of Victory: 2.2221 seconds.Cautions: 1 for 4 laps.Lead Changes: 5 among 4 drivers.Lap Leaders: Castroneves 1-29, Hawksworth 30-33, Dixon 34-53, Castroneves 54-55, Bourdais 56, Dixon 57-80.Points: Montoya 119, Castroneves 116, Kanaan 93, Dixon 87, Hinchcliffe 83, Power 80, Pagenaud 73, Bourdais 66, Newgarden 66, Rahal 62.
Upd. at 12:35 The French coach has explained to his fooballers that he will make a lot of rotations in the league, despite publically denying he is throwing the towel in. Barcelona are heading towards the title and Madrid would have to pull off something incredible to stop them. The squad understands the message: Give it all for the Champions League. Zinedine Zidane has made it clear to Real Madrid the priority is the Champions League. Seven points behind Barcelona and with a visit to the Camp Nou pending, the Los Blancos coach will make rotations in the Spanish top flight and prioritise on Europe. It could be like in 1998, when Madrid won their seventh European Cup after a disastrous season in La Liga, finishing fourth, 11 points behind Barcelona. It’s a risky tactic that Florentino Perez had given the OK to. CET 19/02/2016 LL.M
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