first_imgMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas finished off its campaign with a four-set beating of University of the East, 25-19, 25-15, 19-25, 25-23, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Tiger Spikers missed the Final Four and wrapped up their season at no. 5 with a 5-9 card with 18 points as they bid goodbye to graduating players Timothy Tajanlangit, Jayvee Sumagaysay, Jireh Buro, and Tyrone Carodan.Skipper Manuel Medina led UST with 14 points as five other Tiger Spikers scored in double figures.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJaron Requinton finished with 13 points while Sumagaysay and Hernel Corda added 12 points apiece with Joshua Umandal pitching in 10.The Red Warriors finished the season at 2-12 for the seventh seed. Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu In the first game, De La Salle finished at no. 6 after turning back University of the Philippines, 25-21, 25-21, 15-25, 23-25, 15-11.The Green Archers have the same record as UST’s at 5-9 but finished with just 13 points.Cris Dumago ended his collegiate career with 23 points while Billie Anima had 22 for the Green Archers.The Fighting Maroons ended the season as the lowest-ranked team with a 1-12 record.ADVERTISEMENT UAAP volleyball: UST still alive for twice-to-beat after thumping NU Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe Government will “not condone” multinational companies operating locally in breach of the laws of this country. This is according to Minister within the Social Protection Ministry, Keith Scott, who has responsibility for labour. Minister Scott noted that both local and foreign companies will not be allowed to “interfere with the workings of the unions.”Bauxite operations in GuyanaOn Tuesday, the Minister met with executives of RUSAL-owned Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI). According to a Government Information Agency (GINA) release, this meeting comes in light of the Ministry’s “continued effort to engage employers, trade unions and stakeholders within the labour sector”. Scott related that the intention of the meeting was “to ensure that both local and overseas companies understand the Constitution of Guyana and respect the labour laws”.“The team put the cards on the table and they have some concerns with the ongoing dispute… but what we did, we put aside those areas that are very contentious and emotional and we discussed the principles in terms of respecting the Constitution of Guyana, the laws of Guyana and the trade union recognition that exists,” GINA quoted Scott as saying.According to the Minister, the Russian-owned company has indicated its willingness to facilitate trade unions. RUSAL’s Human Resources Manager Tolpykin Igor explained that the company has been doing “all in its power” to ensure that workers are “comfortable”, claiming that they are being “paid above the minimum wage”. Igor also pointed out that the bauxite company is willing to facilitate trade unions and have amicable solutions to any issues affecting workers, and is also encouraging the Ministry to conduct inspections at any time.In 2009, 57 workers engaged in strike action for increased wages and improved working conditions. In December of that year, the Russian company axed a labour agreement with the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GBGWU). However the GBGWU spoke out against this action.Earlier this year, Minister Scott met with the company and subsequently, the GBGWU, to facilitate “amicable discussions” between the union and employers. The Moscow Times had noted that RUSAL is the world’s largest producer of alumina and aluminum.last_img read more

first_imgNicklaus was among friends and loved ones who addressed the congregation in the three-hour service, sharing memories of a more than 50-year friendship which began in the late 1950s.The 76-year-old 18-time major winner choked back tears during an emotional tribute, describing Palmer as a golfer “who epitomised charisma.”Jack Nicklaus speaks during a Celebration of Arnold Palmer at Saint Vincent College © Getty/AFP / Hunter Martin“He was an everyday man, everyone’s hero,” Nicklaus said. “Arnold managed to remove the ‘I’ from icon and instead let the world share in his greatness.“Golf gave so much to Arnold but he gave back so much more. He appealed to everyone. He was the king of our sport, and he always will be.”Nicklaus addressed an audience containing some of the biggest names of golf spanning different eras, from Palmer contemporaries such as Lee Trevino through to Tom Watson, Nick Faldo and Ernie Els to the current crop of stars. Palmer’s close friend Charlie Mechem opened the tributes to the golf legend, whose worldwide legion of followers was affectionately known as “Arnie’s Army.” “This is the elite battalion of Arnie’s Army, as it should be,” Mechem said. US Ryder Cup stars Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson were also among the crowd. Fowler and Watson arrived clutching the Ryder Cup, which the USA wrested back from Europe last weekend after three consecutive defeats. Fans sign a tribute wall for American golfer Arnold Palmer at Hazeltine National Golf Course ahead of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Course in Chaska, Minnesota © AFP/File / Jim Watson“It’s pretty cool to be able to bring it here today,” Fowler told an interviewer on the Golf Channel television network shortly before the service got under way. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem admitted he had found it hard to put his sadness at Palmer’s passing to one side. “I got the same instructions, which were to make this an uplifting celebration, but I can tell you it’s really, really hard to do that because we come here with heavy hearts,” Finchem said. “When we talk about Arnold’s legacy I don’t believe it’s a legacy of the past. It’s a living legacy that he has left us.” – ‘The King’ –Peter Dawson, the long-serving former chief executive of the Royal & Ancient, the ruling authority for golf around the world, cited the role Palmer played in broadening golf’s appeal in all corners of the globe, hailing him as the sport’s “greatest ambassador.”Peter Dawson, former Chief Executive of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, speaks during a Celebration of Arnold Palmer at Saint Vincent College © Getty/AFP / Hunter Martin“The qualities of Arnold Palmer’s magnetic character endeared him to golf fans, sports fans and indeed the wider public,” Dawson said.“Arnie’s Army was global and affection for him was international. He was simply adored by millions.“Arnold was golf’s greatest ambassador, both at home and abroad. He mixed with heads of state, with presidents, with prime ministers, but he never lost his common touch. “He could open doors that were firmly closed to others. But he was more than an ambassador — he was the king, and always will be.”Palmer, who died on September 25, won 62 titles on the PGA Tour during a career that saw him play a huge role in bringing golf to a mainstream audience. His haul of titles included four US Masters green jackets, two British Opens and one US Open title.In closing remarks towards the end of the service, Palmer’s friend Mechem said simply: “There’s an old saying that there are no irreplaceable people.“Whoever made that line didn’t know Arnold Palmer. There will never be another.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arnold Palmer’s portrait is displayed on the alter during a Celebration of Arnold Palmer at Saint Vincent College on October 4, 2016 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania © Getty/AFP / Hunter MartinNew York, United States, Oct 4 – A tearful Jack Nicklaus led the tributes to Arnold Palmer on Tuesday as the golfing world gathered to bid farewell to the trailblazing icon who died last month at age 87.A who’s who of golf descended on the Saint Vincent Basilica in Palmer’s Pennsylvania hometown of Latrobe at a memorial service to celebrate the life of the man known to millions simply as “The King.”last_img read more

first_imgSome stadiums are hosting six games and wet weather across France is visibly having an impact.“The pitches should be better and we’re not happy. We have taken measures to preserve pitches but in a summer tournament you don’t expect it to rain so much.” Kallen told reporters.In the month leading up to the championship, northern France suffered some of the worst flooding in decades.Heavy and random showers have continued across the country in June even forcing the Northern Ireland and Ukraine game on Thursday in Lyon to be temporarily halted due to a hail storm.The surface in Marseille has drawn the greatest criticism. France coach Didier Deschamps called it a disaster and questioned the stadium owners’ decision to hold a heavy metal AC/DC concert at the Stade Velodrome a few weeks before the tournament.“It doesn’t help build your play and leads to a lot of technical errors. Honestly when I saw the photos and videos at the end of the concert, I thought I was in another world, but that’s the power of Highway to Hell,” he told reporters after his team’s last-gasp victory over Albania.Heavy and random showers have continued across the country in June even forcing the Northern Ireland and Ukraine game on Thursday in Lyon to be temporarily halted due to a hail storm.-PHOTO/AFPOn Friday, UEFA cancelled training for the Iceland and Hungary teams at the Velodrome ahead of Saturday’s game.With the exception of the Parc des Princes in Paris and Lens’s Bollaert-Delelis which are used only for soccer, all the stadiums in the tournament have multiple uses with owners maximizing commercial activity in them.New roofing often limits natural light and wind in the stadiums, meaning pitches get moist and can cut up too easily.“Pitches are a major issue in modern stadiums because they are multi-functional arenas,” Kallen said.Kallen, who as tournament director took over responsibility for the stadiums at the end of May, said specialists were working with existing ground staff to restore pitches.Techniques include the use of drying machines and fertilizers to have a quick impact on the surface. Ground staff have also been out quickly after matches with mowers and pitchforks to prepare the pitches for the next game.UEFA have in the past opted to relay a pitch. After a torrential downpour in Basel during Euro 2008 in Switzerland, they decided to replace the entire surface as it was too badly damaged from the rain.Kallen said that could be done again if needed.“We had no choice but to replace the pitch. The risk was enormous,” he said.-By DailyMail-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The surface in Marseille has drawn the greatest criticism. France coach Didier Deschamps called it a disaster-PHOTO/DAILYMAILPARIS, France, June 17- UEFA are unhappy about the state of pitches at Euro 2016, in particular in Marseille, Saint Denis and Lille, and are working to improve them as the championship enters its second week, tournament director Martin Kallen said on Friday.With 18 games played so far during the month-long, 24-team tournament, the demands on pitches have never been greater at a Euro tournament.last_img read more

first_imgAnd the midfielder has opted for a spell at Bournemouth, despite interest from Crystal Palace, Roma and AC Milan.Bournemouth chief executive Neil Blake said: “Jack is a fantastic addition to the club.“He is a player that needs no introduction and one that, quite rightly, our supporters will be excited to see in a Bournemouth shirt.“He will bring a wealth of international and Premier League experience, so we are delighted to be able to welcome a player of his calibre to the club.”Injuries have limited Wilshere’s Arsenal appearances.PHOTO/ courstesyWilshere famously went on loan to Bolton back in 2010, where his displays established him as one of English football’s brightest prospects.He subsequently became a first-team regular for Arsenal and England, and has won 34 international caps.However, Wilshere has been very unfortunate with injuries in recent seasons and, although he returned to fitness in time for Euro 2016, he has yet to start for Arsenal this season and was left out of the England squad on Sunday by new manager Sam Allardyce.The presence of Granit Xhaka, Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny, Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil at Arsenal means they are well-stocked in midfield, even without Wilshere.And, after his representatives held meetings with Palace and Bournemouth on Tuesday, Wilshere has decided to head to the south coast in order to revive his career.-By sky Sports-0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jack Wilshere parades his new club colours after joining Bournemouth on a year-long loan.PHOTO/Courtesy.LONDON, Sep 1 – Bournemouth have signed England midfielder Jack Wilshere on loan from Arsenal until the end of the season.The move comes after it was announced earlier this week that Arsenal would be willing to let the 24-year-old go out on loan in order to get regular first-team football.last_img read more

first_img1 Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante have been included on the shortlist for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year.The Leicester City trio are up for the prestigious prize, voted for by their peers, alongside Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, Tottenham striker Harry Kane and West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet.Vardy, Mahrez and Kante’s inclusion is recognition for their roles in a memorable season for the Foxes, which has left them on the verge of a sensational Premier League title triumph.Striker Vardy has netted 21 times in the Premier League, while playmaker Mahrez has 16 goals to his name as well as 11 assists.Kante, meanwhile, has earned widespread praise for his performances in a defensive midfield role, with Sir Alex Ferguson hailing him as the best player in the top-flight this term.Of the other contenders, Tottenham’s Kane has enjoyed another outstanding individual campaign.He is currently the league’s leading scorer on 22 goals and is also in contention to retain the Young Player of the Year gong he won 12 months ago.Arsenal’s Ozil has been in impressive form in 2015/16, with 18 assists and six goals to his name.West Ham’s Dimitri Payet, meanwhile, has enjoyed a sensational debut campaign in English football to help the Hammers launch an unlikely challenge for a top four spot.The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on Sunday 24 April.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe regional centers are an effort to solve that. Like Skid Row’s missions, they would be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Police and hospitals would be able to take homeless people there instead of to Skid Row. Covina City Manager Paul Philips has been pushing a similar idea for years, and he’s caught the attention of the East San Gabriel Valley Consortium on Homelessness, a group of about 30 homeless services providers, city officials and police. “I’m glad the \ are thinking about it,” Philips said. Covina has already taken one step, purchasing a home using federal and local grant money to house two or three homeless families. The families would have a high level of supervision and counseling until they can get back on their feet. More importantly, Philips said, the small number of homeless who would stay in the home, which could open this year, would hardly be noticeable to the community. The county Board of Supervisors will consider Tuesday a massive investment in homeless services, a key element of which would regionalize the problem, setting up five Skid Row-style facilities in the suburbs. The county’s $100 million plan would include novel ideas like a “homeless court,” where officials could dismiss nuisance violations for homeless people who get prolonged treatment. The plan comes in response to increasing pressure to clean up Skid Row, the 50-block area of downtown Los Angeles where many of the county’s 91,000 homeless people end up. Los Angeles police have complained that suburban departments bring their homeless to Skid Row for treatment and temporary shelter. Often, Los Angeles police say, homeless people from the suburbs end up being downtown’s problem. If every city in the county provided five of these homes each, there would be enough beds to house most of the county’s 7,500 homeless families. “I think it needs to be sprinkled uniformly throughout the regions, small amounts of housing,” Philips said. Rabbi Marvin Gross, executive director of Pasadena’s Union Station Foundation, San Gabriel Valley’s largest private agency serving the poor and homeless, said the county’s plan to decentralize the homeless population is an extremely important step in the right direction. “Communities where there are homeless folks have the responsibility to provide aid and service to those citizens,” Gross said. But Supervisor Michael Antonovich, who represents the San Gabriel Valley, said he was concerned that the county plan is too expensive and would take money out of the county’s general fund. The way Antonovich sees it, saddling the suburbs with homeless would be unfair. “They should not be forced to take on a downtown L.A. problem without their involvement and approval,” Antonovich said. “The city of L.A. – traditionally all they have done is have their hand out.” Studies show the suburbs generate their fair share of homeless. A 2003 study revealed 3,000 homeless people living in East San Gabriel Valley. Most of them said they became homeless in east Valley cities. It remains unclear where the five 24-hour facilities would be built. The county’s plan calls for one in each of the supervisorial districts. The new facilities would be expansions of existing homeless shelters, according to the plan. Antonovich was in Pasadena last week to present a check for $1 million to Union Station for its expansion. He praised the facility for engaging with the community and winning acceptance from its neighbors. As a residential facility, Union Station is not open round-the-clock, which means it has less of an impact on its surrounding neighborhood than a 24-hour mission-style facility would. Even so, Pasadena Councilman Sid Tyler said it was “a bloody war” to find a place for Union Station 20 years ago. The expansion plan ran into neighborhood opposition last year, which was eventually resolved. Staff Writer Jason Kosareff contributed to this story. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NASA cleared space shuttle for a Thursday landing after finding that the orbiter appeared undamaged and concluding the discovery of unexplained space debris did not pose a serious problem. Atlantis’ six astronauts completed two inspections of the space shuttle Wednesday to make sure it wasn’t damaged from the mysterious objects found floating outside the spacecraft. Landing was set for Thursday morning, a day later than originally scheduled. “Nothing was found to be missing or damaged,” said Wayne Hale, space shuttle program manager. “So we feel very confident that we’re in for a very good landing opportunity.”last_img read more

first_imgLANCASTER – Antelope Valley Hospital will host a free community health fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the hospital grounds behind the Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center on 15th Street West at Avenue J-5. The Your Health Matters fair will include free flu shots for people 65 and older, free health screenings, health and wellness information, children’s activities and an ask-a-physician booth. Also featured will be self-defense and exercise demonstrations, skin-care tips and mini-massages, collection of eyeglasses for recycling and a mercury-thermometer exchange. There will also be information on jobs at Antelope Valley Hospital. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’For more information, call Laura Young at (661) 949-5230.last_img read more

first_imgThe Irish Tanaiste has stressed the controversial Irish backstop would only ever be temporary if the UK agrees a Brexit deal with the EU as he outlined plans for how cross-border services would work in a no-deal Brexit.Simon Coveney was speaking as the Irish Government published their Brexit contingency plans to manage a potential no-deal.There are fears a no-deal Brexit could result in a hard border, making life difficult for people in Derry and Donegal who cross the frontier daily for work, business, visiting relatives and socialising. The Omnibus Bill, which will be fast-tracked through the Oireachtas parliament in Dublin, covers a wide range of governmental functions, and is designed to support businesses and jobs and secure ongoing access to essential services and products.It includes legislation covering several cross-border areas of co-operation between Northern Ireland and the Republic.These include the security of the all-island electricity market and ensuring those in Northern Ireland can access healthcare in the Republic and vice-versa.The bill also includes protections for UK students studying in the Republic by ensuring eligibility for financial support grants after Brexit. As the European Arrest Warrant system will not apply in the North of Ireland after Brexit, the Omnibus Bill includes arrangements to maintain the legal extradition of citizens between the UK and the Republic.Mr Coveney said the backstop will not be renegotiated or abandoned, but it would not be permanent if it is enacted.“I cannot say it any louder and clearer to our friends and colleagues in London, the backstop is a result of a fair negotiation between the EU and the UK,” he said.“It was designed by the UK and the EU together to protect peace on our island and it will not be jettisoned by the EU at the last minute.“The EU could not be any clearer on this issue. “The backstop is fiercely supported by the people it is designed to protect.“If the backstop was ever used, it would be temporary, we don’t want it to be permanent – we never have,” added Mr Coveney.“The backstop would only apply unless or until alternative solutions can be found.“We want a close future trade deal with the UK for future generations to come for so many obvious reasons. Coveney outlines cross-border plans for health, education and crime in no-deal Brexit was last modified: February 22nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:BrexitDonegal-Derry Bordersimon coveneyTánaiste Simon Coveneylast_img read more