Road Warriors sink Batang Pier

first_imgAt this stage in the PBA Governors’ Cup, and after all the heartaches NLEX endured in the first two conferences of the season, coach Yeng Guiao wants his Road Warriors to keep working doubly hard despite their magnificent turnaround so far.“We don’t want a tie,” Guiao said after a 109-99 victory over GlobalPort on Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum that practically gave the Road Warriors a tie for a top four spot. “We want to be sure, because if you go to the quotient system, you can never tell.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Del Rosario rules Taiwan Royal Open, banks P2M Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NLEX 109 – GLOBALPORT 99NLEX 109—Fuller 33, Tiongson 21, Quinahan 18, Alas 12, Baguio 10, Mallari 8, Fonacier 4, Ighalo 3, Al-Hussaini 0, Lastimosa 0, J. Villanueva 0, Soyud 0, Taulava 0.GLOBALPORT 99—Holloway 29, Romeo 24, Anthony 15, Cortez 9, Arana 9, Guinto 6, Cardona 4, Baracael 3, Mamaril 0, Hubalde 0, Celiz 0.Quarters: 33-22, 56-54, 78-76, 109-99Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Aaron Fuller scored 33 points and had 20 rebounds and Juami Tiongson tossed in 14 of his career-high 21 in the fourth to power the Road Warriors to their seventh win in nine games.In the nightcap, Barangay Ginebra needed an extra five minutes to repulse Star, 105-101, for its sixth straight win.Import Justin Brownlee unloaded 33 points and hauled down 10 rebounds to pace the Gin Kings, who grabbed the solo lead at 6-1 and likewise inched closer to the next round.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’Guiao believes they are just one more triumph away from a twice-to-beat edge in the first round of the playoffs.“Being 7-2 is a good place to be at,” said Guiao. “But we need eight [wins] to make the top four and we don’t want to take chances with the quotient system.” “We have two games left against tough teams in TNT (KaTropa) and Star, and if we get lucky enough in one of those games, I think it’s safe to say that we will be in the top four.”Guiao admitted he did not expect this team to get to where it is at this point, especially after tweaking the local roster in the off-season.“They (players) just jelled well,” he said. “We made a lot of hard decisions [in trading away some veterans] and we were really preparing for next year. The chemistry has been great.”Murphey Holloway led the Batang Pier with 29 points, 17 rebounds and six assists, but GlobalPort sorely missed the 20.8-point and 6.5-rebound averages of Stanley Pringle, the other half of the team’s dreaded prolific backcourt.Pringle had to rush home to the US to attend to an emergency family matter.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datulast_img read more

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Project plans aired at forum

first_imgEarly marketing studies by Cook Hill have found that single-family detached homes would be the most profitable for the city. Rogers said estimates of the proposed 1,000 residential units that PXP plans to build on the property will generate anywhere from $5 million to $7 million annually in redevelopment revenues . The market prices for the homes, depending on their size, are estimated to range from $400,000 to $2 million, Witt said. There will be no affordable housing as part of the project because the city has an excess of affordable housing, he added. “There are other places in the city for \ housing,” he said. Residents expressed concern about increased traffic that the new homes would generate. “I question the traffic study that’s been presented,” said Linda Strong, co-chair of the Save the Montebello Hills Sierra Club Task Force. “We have gridlock now. There’s going to be more on San Gabriel Boulevard, which will upset people in Rosemead.” Witt said that a revised traffic study is under way. The additional families, Strong said, will have school-aged children who will have a major impact on local schools that are already overcrowded. The development does not include new schools, Witt said. But, developers are in talks with the local school districts to mitigate the affect on the schools. Another topic discussed was the fate of the gnatcatcher – a bird that is on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s endangered species list – and inhabits the hills that sit atop the northern end of the city. Coastal sage, which is on the natural habitat of the species, is part of the development. Rogers, who has done work before involving the gnatcatcher, said that the project includes language that will protect the bird in perpetuity. Currently, there are anywhere from 26 to 60 pairs of gnatcatchers on the property, he said. “It’s not all about the birds,” Strong said. “This is one of the last open space for us to enjoy and it should be saved primarily for Montebello residents and our neighbors.” Another member of the task force, Michael W. Popoff, who lives one block south of the hills, said he was not as opposed to the project as he thought he would be before the meeting began. “This is all new information,” he said. ” I have to think about it.” sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We are in the very beginning of the planning,” said Norman Witt, senior vice president of Cook Hill Properties, LLC – the developer hired by PXP. “We are making the best decisions based on science and what is in the best interest of the city,” said Susan Lindquist, community development director for Cook Hill. Witt told residents the project would not infringe on their lifestyles. He said the natural and manufactured open spaces will serve as buffers. “There will be buffer zones in excess of 300 to 1,000 square feet from all neighborhoods,” Witt said. Mark Rogers of TRG Land, a hillside planning and design company, said all of the details of the project have not been completed yet. MONTEBELLO – About 50 local residents showed up Tuesday for the latest in a series of meetings by the owners and prospective developers of one of the last prime pieces of open space left in Los Angeles County. It involves about 480 acres of raw land in the Montebello Hills. Officials from Plains Exploration and Production Co., owners of the land, presented the latest information on the proposed development of the property, located on the northern tip of the city. The meeting, held at the Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Cathedral’s center, was one in a series of meetings to inform neighborhoods surrounding the land of the plans. There will be at least a half dozen more meetings. last_img read more

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