first_imgP260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart “I think it’s a good learning experience, we started a bit slow and losing the second set was just a reminder that we can’t take any team lightly and we have to challenge ourselves,” said Kat Tolentino, who finished with 13 points.“We have just have to always win convincingly and we’ll learn from this,” added Tolentino.Madayag, who had 12 points against the Lady Bulldogs, said that it’s imperative for the Lady Eagles to finish the tournament’s elimination round on a strong note so they could build momentum heading into the semifinals.“We have to finish strong in these final games and hopefully we can still improve on our game like minimize our errors,” said Madayag.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s official: Davao City is host of 2019 Palarong Pambansa PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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.netMANILA, Philippines—If other teams think that Ateneo would slack off after clinching a Final Four spot, the rest of the league should’ve thought otherwise.The Lady Eagles hold the best record in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at 10-1 after brushing off National University 25-14, 24-26, 25-17, 25-19, Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ateneo was also the first team in the tournament to clinch a spot to the big dance but co-captain Maddie Madayag said the Lady Eagles have no plans of letting up.“First and foremost we shouldn’t be complacent because it’s not part of our character and we don’t want to show that just because we’re part of the Final Four we’re going to go easy on them,” said Madayag in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsNU stunned Ateneo in the second set and also had its moments in the third and fourth sets where it refused to fold.Ultimately, it was the rookie-laden Lady Bulldogs’ inexperience that decided the match when Ivy Lacsina’s final attempt sailed beyond the baseline. MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart LATEST STORIES ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execslast_img read more

first_imgThe cane cutter who went berserk and severed one of the hands of the mother of his three children was arraigned on Wednesday for attempted murder when he made his appearance at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court on the East Coast of Demerara.Warren Dennis was accused of maliciously wounding Alana Hazel causing her serious bodily harm on April 23 at Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara. He was not required to plead to the indictable charge when it was read to him at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.Remanded: Warren DennisIt was reported that on the day in question, the woman went to the man’s home and an argument ensued. It was during the argument that he picked up a cutlass and carried out the brutal attack.In a bid to escape from the man, the injured woman jumped through a window and ended up in a nearby trench. As persons rushed to her assistance, the suspect was seen running into the nearby cane field with the cutlass in his hands.She was picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she was admitted as a patient in serious condition. The suspect and the Police Constable attached to the Mess Hall had been separated for quite some time owing to his abusive behaviour.Hazel reportedly moved on with her life, but would frequent the man’s house, claiming that she would visit her eldest son, who resided with the suspect.Dennis was remanded to prison, and the matter was scheduled to be called again on May 8.last_img read more

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Members of a California National Guard military police company accused of stealing donations intended for Southern California wildfire victims were cleared Wednesday of criminal wrongdoing. A military investigator’s report confirmed the soldiers took items last week from a fire station used by relief workers near the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a copy of the findings obtained by The Associated Press. However, the report indicates volunteers told the soldiers to “help themselves to any supplies.” Volunteers then called and reported a theft as the soldiers carried the goods away. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre 160Want 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 A Piper PA-46 Malibu plane like the one Sala travelled on 4 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “The reaction we’ve had and the reaction that I’ve seen from the football world and outside the football world has been really overwhelming.“I’ve had emails and text messages from right across the world from competitions to men who supported Cardiff or Nantes – it has been tremendous that the family of football has been able to come together.“I even had a text message from a prime minister of a country to wish us well. So the support we’re getting from the community, the football community, has been really overwhelming.“The football community, the football family is really quite caring at times like this.“Cardiff City will be involved with the investigation. We won’t leave a single stone unturned until we have all the facts.” REVEALED BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade whoops Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion revealed scrap Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The aircraft went missing just off Alderney, which lies 10 miles from the western border of the Cotentin Peninsula #CardiffCity is delighted to announce the Club-record signing of @EmilianoSala1, subject to international clearance.👉 https://t.co/goA1v3wtWi@eToro #CityAsOne 🔵⚽️🔵⚽️ pic.twitter.com/Uyv670nVBV— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) January 19, 2019The single-turbine engine Piper PA-46 Malibu, carrying the footballer and his pilot, left Nantes at 7.15pm for Cardiff and after requesting to descend, lost contact with Jersey air traffic control. Search teams have found no sign of a wreckage or survivors.Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman said all at the club were “still praying” for positive news and revealed that the flight on the Piper Malibu plane, which experts described as “risky”, was not booked by the Premier League club.Mr Dalman said: “We spoke to the player and asked him if he wanted us to make arrangements for his flight which, quite frankly, would have been commercial. He declined and made his own arrangements.“I can’t tell you who arranged the flight because I don’t know at this stage – but it certainly wasn’t Cardiff City.” Dalman revealed that Cardiff manager Neil Warnock was “in a state of shock” after hearing the news, as his former club Nantes held a vigil in the heart of the city.He said: “Neil is human and he’s affected as much as we all are.“We need to get on and do the right things but at the moment there’s a vacuum of information – it’s very unsettling.“We’re still praying, we still have prayers and we’ve got to be doing that, we’ve got to make sure.“Especially for his father and mother who are so far away and with Nantes’ fans – that’s his fanbase.“Nantes is a big club and we’ve got to make sure we do the right thing by them and we need to be doing the right thing and keeping up communications to our own fans. We do have to keep them informed as to what information we get. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT huge blow Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? RANKED gameday cracker SORRY latest 4 4 Scarves and flowers are being laid outside Cardiff’s stadium 4 Mr Rosenschein told The Sun that the Piper Malibu plane that Sala was travelling in had a questionable safety record.He said: “When I looked it up it has had over 160 serious crashes that’s a fairly large number – 55 of them were fatal accidents that’s a large number for an aircraft that does not have such a large production number.“Since the year 2000 there have been 24 fatal crashes.“One can’t compare what we call general aviation or light aircraft flying with commercial flying which is extremely safe and accidents are very rare.“General aviation is flown primarily by amateurs. These will be people wealthy enough to buy an aircraft who generally don’t have a great deal experience or recency – although one doesn’t know the experience of the pilot involved.”Mr Rosenshein said there was little chance the plane would have been fitted with a black box or similar device to aid rescuers in the search for it.He said: “There are some private aircraft where they have this but it is an unlikely scenario. The important thing now is to continue with the search and rescue.“If they survived the ditching as we call it and got into a life raft then the chances of them being rescued remain reasonable but if they got into the water then at this time of the year the water is very cold and it’s not a survival situation.”Meanwhile, plans for a 70ft Sala banner at the Cardiff City Stadium have been drawn up.The banner will include the flags of both Wales and Argentina, and say: “We never saw you play and never saw you score, but Emiliano our beautiful Bluebird we will love you forever more.” Dalman added: “It’s a tragedy that I have never faced before. There was so much optimism in there and having a young man who had his career ahead of him go missing like that is a shock.“It has affected the club enormously. Our hearts go out to his family, especially those very far away. It’s a distressing time. We feel very saddened by it.”Aviation expert and former pilot Alastair Rosenschein has claimed Sala should not have been making the journey at that time of night in that type of aircraft.He said: “It’s very surprising that they should ask to descend at night over water in a single engine aircraft. It’s already a fairly risky crossing to do in a single engine aircraft, especially in winter and definitely at night. There are icing problems too.“Why he would have asked to descend one can only speculate, but one of the reasons to descend could have been to get out of an icing layer where ice forms on the wings or on the propeller so the aircraft descends to slightly warmer air.“The other reason could have been to remain clear of cloud but at night you’re not going to see anything anyway, so it really is unexplained at the moment.“It’s a strange thing to do though to go and fly over water with one engine at night in winter because if your engine goes you’re going in the water.” Nantes fans gathered in the city after the news about Sala emerged Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Emiliano Sala booked his own private flight across the English Channel after turning down a commercial flight from Cardiff City, it emerged today.Cardiff’s new £15million signing was due to join his teammates in South Wales on Tuesday morning for training but never arrived as the light aircraft he was travelling on from Nantes on Monday night disappeared from radar close to Guernsey.last_img read more

first_img Liverpool fans will be surprised to see Firmino and Salah benched getty Explaining his decisions…Thoughts on Jurgen Klopp’s team selection for #LIVEVE, @LFC fans?#PLonPrime pic.twitter.com/CvV1Ns1eBr— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) December 4, 2019Klopp made five changes in total, with James Milner and Adam Lallana coming in for midfielders Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, while Adrian replaced goalkeeper Alisson, who is suspended after receiving a red card in the 2-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.“One change we had to do in Adrian for Alisson, and the other four we wanted to do, just to respect the game, to respect the intensity of the game first and foremost,” Klopp told the media.“We did it because we can do it. I have to show the respect for the boys and I’ve said a lot of times how much I like the squad and now we have to use it.“That’s the line-up for today because we think the game will be really intense and for this you need kind of fresh legs and we try to bring them in.” 1center_img Everton boss Marco Silva, meanwhile, stuck with the Everton side which started in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Leicester City.The Reds are hoping to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League, having seen Man City move back to within eight points of the Reds with a defeat of Burnley on Tuesday. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has explained why he rung the changes to his line-up for the visit of Everton at Anfield.Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino are on the bench for the clash at Anfield, with Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri coming in.last_img read more

first_imgWhile Rogic and Gamboa head for Moscow, Scotland’s internationals are destined for Lima and Mexico City this summer.The Scots are wary altitude may well become an issue on their travels.Brazil made use of oxygen tanks during their World Cup qualifier against Bolivia, as the capital city La Paz lies more than 3000m above sea level.Scotland’s players won’t reach such giddy heights in either of their two fixtures, but manager Alex McLeish said they may well follow Brazil’s lead by taking on oxygen should any players suffer ill effects. He took home the match ball after Hibs’ 5-5 draw with Rangers, but Jamie Maclaren’s impressive goal haul in the capital hasn’t proven plentiful enough.Despite putting himself in contention with eight goals in his last 13 matches for Hibs, Maclaren has suffered the agony of being cut from Australia’s World Cup squad at the final hurdle.Coach Bert Van Marwijk had included the 24-year-old in his preliminary squad of 32 but has now dropped the forward from his plans before the Socceroos head to a warm-up camp in Turkey.Celtic’s Oz star Tom Rogic will be in action in Russia, though, as will teammate Cristian Gamboa after his spot in Costa Rica’s squad was confirmed. Elsewhere, Ireland’s youngsters suffered international agony of their own as they were eliminated from the Under 17 Euros in bizarre fashion after their goalkeeper was sent off during the penalty shoot-out.last_img read more

first_imgShare This!With miles of walking, heat, and humidity, Walt Disney World is the kind of vacation that you need to get some rest to enjoy. The paradox has always been that to get the most for your money, you’ve got to arrive early and stay late.Now, with the Animal Kingdom’s longer evening hours and Hollywood Studios’ construction closures, it’s possible to sleep in and still see everything in those parks in one day. That means you can alternate full days in Epcot and the Magic Kingdom with relaxed, late starts at the others – even on short trips. A sample 4-day, long weekend might look like this:Full day at Magic KingdomSleep late and visit the Studios or Animal KingdomFull day at EpcotSleep late and visit the park you’ve not yet seenThe key to those sleep-in days is setting up a touring plan with the right FastPass+ choices and times. To get you started, we’ve created new late-start touring plans for the Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios below.Seth Kubersky and I have tested versions of these plans in the parks already, with different combinations of FastPass reservations. Let us know how they work for you.Late Arrival Animal Kingdom Touring Plan (link)Get FastPass+ reservations for these attractions and general times:Kilimanjaro Safaris 12:00 noon to 1 p.m.Expedition Everest 5:00 pm to 6:00 p.m.DINOSAUR 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Skip or substitute any attractions that don’t interest you. If you’d like to experience the new nighttime version of the safaris, change the time shown above to something around dusk or later. Then  move the safari step in the plan to an evening time.Arrive at the Animal Kingdom around noon. Pick up a guide map and Times Guide. Sign up for the Wilderness Explorers game as you cross the bridge to Discovery Island.In Africa, take the Kilimanjaro Safaris. Use your FastPass+ reservation.Take the Wildlife Express Train to Conservation Station and Rafiki’s Planet Watch.Tour Conservation Station and Rafiki’s Planet Watch.Take the Wildlife Express Train back to Harambe.Walk the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail.Earn more badges with the Wilderness Explorers activities in Africa.See Festival of the Lion King in AfricaTour the Discovery Island Trails. One entrance is at the end of the bridge between Africa and Discovery Island. The trail ends near the Discovery Island bridge to Asia.In Asia see Flights of Wonder.Ride Expedition Everest using your FastPass+ reservations.Walk the Maharaja Jungle Trek.Eat dinner. My favorite nearby place is Flame Tree Barbecue on Discovery Island.Ride DINOSAUR in Dinoland U.S.A. using your FastPass+ reservations. After this, check FastPass+ availability for Rivers of Light or Kali River Rapids.Ride TriceraTop Spin if you have small children in your group.If time permits before Finding Nemo – The Musical, take a spin on Primeval Whirl. Otherwise, ride after seeing Nemo.See Finding Nemo – The Musical.Ride Kali River Rapids in Asia.See It’s Tough to Be a Bug on Discover Island.See The Awakening, the Rivers of Light show, or The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic.Here’s the Studios plan:Late Arrival Disney’s Hollywood Studios Touring Plan (link)Get FastPass+ reservations for these attractions and general times:For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Toy Story Mania 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 2:30 pm to 3:30 p.m.(Fourth Fastpass, while in the park) The Great Movie Ride 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Skip or substitute any attractions that don’t interest you.Arrive at Disney’s Hollywood Studios around noon. Pick up a guide map and Times Guide.See For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration using your FastPass+ reservations.Ride Toy Story Mania using your FastPass+ reservations.See the Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away show at the park’s center stage.See Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage on Sunset Boulevard.Ride Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith on Sunset Boulevard.Experience The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror using your FastPass+ reservations.Tour the Star Wars Launch Bay in Animation Courtyard.Take The Great Movie Ride using your FastPass+ reservations.Eat dinner. Backlot Express is a decent nearby choice.See the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular in Echo Lake.See Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream on Mickey Avenue. You’ll exit in Animation Courtyard.If time permits, see Voyage of the Little Mermaid in Animation Courtyard.See Star Tours: The Adventure Continues.See Muppet*Vision 3D.See any evening fireworks and the Fantasmic! nighttime show.last_img read more

first_imgTigers end WVC season with 2-3 recordBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Bryce Gadke and Jacob Limmex each won in straight sets, and the Marshfield boys tennis team finished its Wisconsin Valley Conference regular-season schedule with a 4-3 win over Wisconsin Rapids on Thursday at the Boson Courts.Gadke won at the No. 1 singles and Limmex at No. 2 by identical 6-3, 6-3 scores.Dylan Handrich and Sam Trudeau won in straight sets at No. 1 doubles, and Tanner Boson and Tom Kruger won in three sets, 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3, at No. 3 doubles for Marshfield’s other two wins.The Tigers finish the WVC dual meet schedule with a 2-3 record. Marshfield will compete at the Tomah Quad on Saturday and at the Wisconsin Valley Conference Tournament on Tuesday at Wausau East and West high schools.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Marshfield 4, Wisconsin Rapids 3Singles: 1. Bryce Gadke (M) def. Dane Steidl 6-3, 6-3; 2. Jacob Limmex (M) def. Zach Gilmaster 6-3, 6-3; 3. Tyler Wolosek (WR) def. John Weisenberger 6-2, 5-7, 6-1; 4. Ryan Graczkowski (WR) def. Tyler Droste 6-1, 6-1.Doubles: 1. Dylan Handrich-Sam Trudeau (M) def. Josh Beyer-Stevie Hanzlik 6-3, 6-1; 2. Sam O’Shasky-Shane Glinski (WR) def. Austin Christianson-Jared Draxler 6-1, 6-1; 3. Tanner Boson-Tom Kruger (M) def. Luke Mertes-Marcus Bean 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3.Records: Wisconsin Rapids 1-4; Marshfield 2-3.last_img read more

first_imgAs 2016 is the year of a presidential election, it was quite fitting that SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition was held in Washington D.C.  While storm clouds may continue to gather and brew on our political horizon, the weather and atmosphere for SHRM was quite the opposite.We are lucky that the HR and Benefits industry has SHRM because it doesn’t just attract industry professionals seeking to improve themselves – but to improve others and the industry we are in.What better example of that than a presentation by Sal Khan of the Khan Academy. Sal spoke about the humble beginnings of his career as an educator – starting off as a means to tutor his cousin online in mathematics – and growing into what’s known now as the Khan Academy. The academy video channel has millions of subscribers and his work has led to him being listed by Time as amongst the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012.This got me thinking about our roles as HR leaders and employee benefit advisors and what makes our industry so special. Much like Sal, we too are driven by a desire to improve the human elements of organizations across the country. At HUB International, for example, many of our employees specialize in communicating and educating employees to better understand their benefits options as the ACA continues to turn much of the benefits world, as we knew it, upside down. Flunking your math test will lead to a bad grade average. But aren’t the potential consequences for an employee flunking their benefits enrollment by selecting a bad plan choice far, far, greater? The importance of SHRM’s work, and our work as industry professionals and educators, goes on.Another terrific (and very topical) highlight of the event was a heated ‘crossfire session’ between CNN commentator Paul Begala and Fox commentator and Daily Caller editor, Tucker Carlson, on the coming presidential election.  Perhaps inevitably, their opinions on what the answers to some of the looming health care compliance issues we face differed greatly. Whatever your opinion of our presidential candidates – and the likely winner, I’m sure you’ll agree that the need for cool heads and our services as educators will remain whoever wins.I have the great honor of being a co-chairman of SHRM’s next conference in 2017 – an event that will be held here in my hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana.  As you’d expect, the Louisiana Chapter of SHRM is eager to put on a great show of charm and hospitality for everyone that can make it down here. Whatever storm clouds pass over D.C. this November, we can all look forward to a tactical refresh and regrouping of our craft in The Big Easy.Jim Casadaban, MBASenior Vice President, HUB International Gulf Southlast_img read more

first_imgThey are only four counties: Brazil, Russia, India and China, the so-called BRIC countries. Today their economies still are fairly small compared to the US, Europe and Japan. IDC estimates the total global IT market to be $1.16trn compared to $85.1bn for BRIC. But that is changing quickly. By 2050, 44 percent of the world’s GDP will be generated from those four countries, and by that time 18 of the planet’s 20 largest cities will be located outside North America and Western Europe.Jonathan Schwartz, CEO for Sun, sees BRIC as a tremendous opportunity. Of course, Sun is not alone in pursuing the this huge growing market. But unlike Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and many others that are investing in these countries, Sun has a different approach: Open Source. Schwartz sees Sun’s investment in Open Source hardware and software as eventually paying off big time. But in the short term, Sun isn’t seeking huge growth in revenues from these developing nations. It will take much time and patience.Schwartz said that “gain in revenue will be a derivative of market share gain in adoption”. Sun is following Red Hat’s model where economic success followed a period of growth and acceptance by the open source community. Sun will be increasing their presence in these countries over the next three to five years.One example of their approach is with recent negotiations that they’ve had with the Chinese government to adopt the design for a computer processor contributed by Sun to the Open Source community. It’s not clear that high adoption rates of Open Source projects will lead to eventual long-term revenues, but the approach sets Sun apart from other companies.“We are trying to focus in on the next wave of developers, next wave of students, the next wave of research, the next wave of economic growth to best position Sun for growth in the next decade, not the next few weeks or next quarter,” said Schwartz.It’s a refreshing approach, compared to most of corporate America’s focus on short-term revenue and growth.last_img read more