Alyssa proud to see Kiefer thrive in PBA

first_imgRavena is averaging 19.0 points, 8.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.0 steals in his two games for the Road Warriors, while Valdez has made her Taiwanese club competitive before preparing to take her act back home next year with Creamline in the Premier Volleyball League.“We’re just really happy for each other. We hope that the blessings continue to flow. The challenges will always be there and I hope we overcome those together,” she said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES “We’re all proud of Kiefer,” she said after Ravena led the Road Warriors to a 115-104 win over the GlobalPort Batang Pier on Monday.“I’m excited for him because I know that he’s waited to play in the PBA for so long, so we’re just really happy. He’s really working hard to be consistent on his performance in the PBA and Kief is very focused on what he wants to accomplish,” Valdez said. “He did so well and I’m excited on what he still can show in the coming games and in his PBA career. We’re just gonna be here to support him in his dream here in the PBA.”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 Ravena relieved to just play vs Pringle with Romeo still out for GlobalPort 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Alyssa Valdez couldn’t be more proud her boyfriend Kiefer Ravena, who is off to a torrid start in his PBA career.Valdez, the volleyball superstar, shared that she’s happy to see Ravena thrive in this new endeavor.ADVERTISEMENT .@ThirdyRavenaaa and @AlyssaValdez2 came here at the Philippine Arena to support @kieferravena this Christmas Day. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/6yFn8YPErB— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) December 25, 2017center_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It also helps that the two can draw inspiration from one another, with both of them entering new chapters in their respective careers.Valdez has taken her talents overseas, playing for Attack Line in the Taiwan Volleyball League.“As of now, we’re really focusing on both of our careers. Kiefer is really doing a good job, and I hope I do the same in the countries that I might go to,” she said.And so far, the two have had nothing but good things coming their way.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conelast_img read more

MARK MISSES OUT ON OLYMPIC QUALIFYING TIME

first_imgLetterkenny athlete Mark English was just a bit too slow in his latest quest for an Olympic place.Mark ran in the 800m Grand Prix race in the heat in Madrid this evening with the Olympic ‘A’ standard time of 1:45:60 within his sights.But he was under a second outside that time, finishing fourth on 1.46:20 English had already come very close to achieving the qualifying time for London when he ran 1:45:77 in May.But he does get another chance in Spain later this week.Mark’s next challenge will be the World Junior Athletics Championships in Barcelona which begins next Tuesday July 10th.  PuestoDorsalNombreFecha de NacimientoCalleReacciónFnResultado114 LOPEZ YERGA Kevin12 junio, 199041 : 45.78215 MARCO CONTRERAS Luis..20 agosto, 198681 : 45.98316 MULDER Tyler15 febrero, 198761 : 46.2046 ENGLISH Mark18 marzo, 198331 : 46.20512 KIPKOECH Nicholas22 octubre, 199211 : 46.4264 CASTILLO Maury Surie..19 octubre, 198451 : 46.53710 GEBREMEDHIN Mekonnen11 octubre, 198821 : 46.63MMP824 RUTT Michael27 octubre, 198771 : 46.91919 REPCIK Josef3 agosto, 198611 : 47.001018 QUESADA VELASCO Migu..18 septiembre, 197931 : 47.22112 BUSTOS GONZALEZ Davi..25 agosto, 199071 : 48.03MMT1217 OLMEDO VILLAR Manuel17 mayo, 198361 : 56.28 13 LAGUNA APARICIO Igna..18 mayo, 19878DNF MARK MISSES OUT ON OLYMPIC QUALIFYING TIME was last modified: July 7th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:800 metresLondonmark englishOlympic Gameslast_img read more

Buying Big Ticket Items

first_imgPersonal Financial Management (PFM) program staff often counsel military families about the financial implications of “big ticket” purchases. “Big ticket” means that items cost more than most people can afford from a single paycheck or two, including furniture, computers, electronics, appliances, and cars.With the possible exception of cars, “big ticket” purchases can be saved for in advance, like any other short-term financial goal. They can also be purchased with a fixed-rate loan or a credit card. Like cars, big ticket items generally depreciate following a purchase and come with the same buying decisions: new or used, leased or financed, and from a private seller or retail merchant.Image via Pixabay.com, CC0Below are eight recommendations to share with service members who want to buy “big ticket” items:Develop a Short-Term Savings PlanTry to save money to pay cash for items that cost several thousand dollars or less. For example, if $900 is needed for furniture or $1,400 for a laptop computer, divide the cost by an amount that can be saved each month (e.g., $100) to calculate the number of months of required savings (e.g., 9 and 14 months, respectively).Use Store Layaway PlansSet aside items at attractive prices and make periodic payments to the merchant until the full amount to pay in cash is saved and the item can be redeemed. Another option is financing plans that don’t require immediate payment, as long as the payment can be saved before the bill comes due.Image via Pixabay.con, CC0Earmark WindfallsPurchase “big ticket” items with cash from windfall income such as retroactive pay, freelance or seasonal work, insurance dividends, gifts, prizes, or an income tax refund.Follow the “Rule of Three”Decide key criteria for purchases and compare at least three retailers. Use this worksheet to write down key details about competing products. Shop during seasonal sales for items that are used for only short time periods each year (e.g., Bar-B-Q grills and snow blowers).Shop at Alternative VendorsConsider less expensive ways to purchase ‘big ticket” items, especially if funds are limited. Examples include thrift shops, consignment stores, flea markets, and garage sales. Beware that items will be sold “as is” without any warranty so check them out carefully before buying.Do Pre-Purchase ShoppingConsult vendor websites, product salespersons, and/or back issues of Consumer Reports magazine for product descriptions and recommendations.Purchase Extended Warranties SelectivelyMake decisions on a case-by-case basis. According to Consumer Reports, extended warranties can make sense for certain items such as exercise equipment (e.g., treadmills and elliptical trainers) and laptop computers. These items have high odds of needing repairs within 3 years and most standard warranties are for only a year or less. For other items, however, the odds are much lower that you will collect on extended warranties, which are a high profit item for retailers.Understand the Cost of Rent-to-OwnKnow the pros and cons. Most rent-to-own contracts run for 78 weeks. Although the weekly price is low, consumers actually end up paying 2 to 4 times the retail cost. For example, a television with a $500 suggested retail price might cost $15.95 weekly, or $1,244.10 for 78 weeks, plus possible delivery or processing fees. A better option would be to save $16 a week for about 7 months to get the money needed to purchase the television outright. Nevertheless, rent-to-own could make sense for service members who move frequently and don’t want to ship or store their personal possessions. By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, oneill@aesop.rutgers.edulast_img read more