Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We had tremendous energy coming into this game. We’ve been really praising our guys with regards to their confidence level. Almost,” he said.“Effort-wise, we were there. It just came down to they executed better than us. For us to control the time with the lead – I think something about 32 minutes – goes to show that we’re more than capable of keeping up with a high-scoring team like that.”Eric Camson and new recruits Rashawn McCarthy and JayR Reyes gave Kia huge lift in the endgame as they stayed in step with NLEX in the clutch.Still, Gavina believes the game was a good building block for his team going forward as Kia seeks to shock a few teams this season.“As a coach, you kind of hate to say moral victory, but considering what happened to us last conference, we showed our grit tonight. We showed a great deal of character in being able to keep up with what I feel is one of the contenders coming into this conference, so if we can do this against NLEX, we can do this against anybody,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Kiefer Ravena attributes impressive PBA debut to NLEX coach Yeng Guiao 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net“Prove them wrong.”Coach Chris Gavina proudly wore a shirt with those words printed in front heading into Kia’s season opener against NLEX.ADVERTISEMENT Kia takes a week-long breather before facing Phoenix at Ynares Center in Antipolo next Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals But for the youthful mentor, it’s not just a statement but also a mindset for his embattled Picanto crew as they enter the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup without any expectations but with a lot of doubters.“I wore this for a reason today. I told everybody, ‘Prove everybody wrong today.’ I told them you have no idea how many people have doubted us but you know I gave everybody this baller early in our season that says, ‘Nothing’s impossible with God,’ and that’s the mindset going in,” Gavina said as he once again donned that shirt on his way out of Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.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 folkAnd if this first game against the Road Warriors is any indication, the Picanto’s unconventional ways could be taken seriously as they pushed their opponents to the limit before bowing in the end, 119-115.Gavina couldn’t stop himself from lauding his wards for the grit they showed, even if they entered the game as heavy underdogs.
Goa, which is expected to draw around 7.5 million visitors in 2016, would be boosting its tourism with seaplanes, helicopters and amphibious vehicles.Goa Tourism Minister, Dilip Parulekar said, “The sea plane project will start shortly. We have already signed a contract with Mumbai-based MEHAIR company, which will run the sea planes connecting the Dabolim airport to different rivers across the state. While the seaplanes and helicopters will be flying across the state from the Vasco-based Dabolim airport, plans are afoot to start amphibious vehicle services for tourists which will take them from cities to inland water routes.”Parulekar said that seaplanes would land in the Mandovi and Chapora rivers during the first phase and the tourists would be directly flown from the airport to the heart of the coastal state.The state tourism department would also commence private helicopter services connecting Dabolim airport to various helipads. “Semi-government organisation Pawan Hans has already entered into an agreement with us wherein they will fly tourists from the airport to various helipads in places like Aguada, Old Goa and Canacona,” added Parulekar.The tourism department is also ready with four amphibious buses which it intends to launch in the state after proper approval is obtained from the Union shipping ministry.