Kia pleads for understanding: ‘Give us a chance to prove our philosophy’

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “It’s a normal reaction when you disturb the status quo, but give us a chance to prove our philosophy,” he said on Friday in a small chat with reporters at Azure Residences in Bicutan.“We already espoused this kind of philosophy when we started the team three years ago, but it takes time to embrace that philosophy. We understand the public’s outcry, but we appeal to give us a chance to contribute something different.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSince joining the PBA in 2014, the Kia franchise—which was initially called the Kia Sorento, before getting its name changed to Mahindra Enforcer, among others—has never gone beyond the quarterfinals. The team’s best finish was fifth place in the 2016 Governor’s Cup.But after that, Kia lost key guys likes like Aldrech Ramos, Niño Canaleta and Paolo Taha through either trade or free agency and has never won more than three games per conference this 2106-2017 season. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kia is reportedly sending the number one pick in this year’s draft proceedings, which is projected to be Christian Standhardinger, to San Miguel for a  combination of Ronald Tubid, JayR Reyes, Yancy de Ocampo, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, Rashawn McCarthy, and Keith Agovida, along with the Beermen’s 2019 first rounder and cash considerations.Rosales said that the 0-11 finish in the 2017 season-ending Governors’ Cup factored into the decision of the revamp.“Partly. We’re never at the cellar, the last team. In the previous seasons, were never the last team. So yes, it was a factor.”Among the changes is the appointment of Joe Lipa as the new team manager, together with his group of Bong Nave, Raymond Gabriel, and Dr. Iby Bautista. Chris Gavina has also been officially appointed as the squad’s head coach.“We’d like to play the kind of basketball that is not confined to the books. We’d like to veer away from the orthodox and shift to something unconventional. The idea that we’re trying to develop has been proven before, but we know that it takes years and a lot of dedication on the part of the players and the coaching staff. We’d like to pay our dues,” said Lipa.ADVERTISEMENT Cousins has 41 and 23 in Sacramento return, Pelicans rally Kia’s new management vowed that the team it will trot out this season will be ready to prove the doubters wrong.“We’ll put up a fighting team. We may not become champions immediately, but we’ll put up a fighting team,” Rosales ended.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? New Kia team manager Joe Lipa and team governor Bobby Rosales. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netGoing on a road less travelled, Kia is hoping for the public’s understanding as it embarks on a new journey this upcoming PBA season.Team governor Bobby Rosales understands the outcry following the Picanto’s decision to trade the top pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft to San Miguel, but said that his team is embracing an “unconventional philosophy” in forming their squad.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

Donegal actor Art Parkinson brings home a BAFTA!

first_imgDonegal actor Art Parkinson is adding another accolade to his collection after his movie won a BAFTA award.The 70th annual BAFTA Film Awards ceremony took place last night in the Royal Albert Hall in London.Teen star Art Parkinson (15) who is a native of Movile, voices the lead actor in the epic animation Kubo and the Two Strings which one a BAFTA for Best Animated Film. Kubo was up against Disney’s Zootopia and Moana, and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory. The victory is a great achievement for the independent production and marks a move from the Disney-typical 3D CGI films that usually take the awards.The film is the longest stop-motion feature ever made – at 1 hour and 41 minutes long it is one minute longer than Coraline.Kubo and the Two Strings has been labelled as a ‘visual masterpiece’. The epic tale directed by Travis Knight sees a one-eyed boy in Japan with the gift of telling fantastical stories embarking on a mystical quest to discover his family’s magical legacy.Art and his co-stars including Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron and Ralph Fiennes will be looking forward to crowning a marvellous awards season with the hope of an Oscar award at the end of this month. Kubo and the Two Strings has received Academy Award nominations in two categories – Best Animated Movie and Best Visual Effects. The BAFTAs are considered the British edition of the Oscars and often serve as a good hint to who will win Oscars.Art retold the story of how he learned about the Oscar nomination on the red carpet last night in London. His muinteoir Derval Newman at Coláiste Chineál Eoghain in Buncrana surprised him with the news in the school corridor. Art revealed that his schoolmates had a good laugh about the high-profile nomination. “I got the mick taken out of me a bit,” he told ODE.Art studies through Irish while out filming all over the world. He was eager to tell entertainment reporters at the BAFTAs about his school, which has 37 students.After the Oscars, Art will be having an action-packed March as he works as an Ambassador for Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017. He will be promoting the biggest Irish festival in Ireland and the world alongside Letterkenny TV personality Michael Carey and Miriam O’ Callaghan.Donegal actor Art Parkinson brings home a BAFTA! was last modified: February 13th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Art ParkinsonBAFTAkubo and the two stringslast_img read more