Morado: PVL crown weighs more than finals MVP award

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team With the conference done, Morado set her sights on the upcoming Asian Games in August with the national team.Morado said they had to block out any distraction, including national team talks, during training to focus on getting a championship in the PVL. Ivan Ruiz L. SuingSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio namescenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLifting her first finals Most Valuable Player in the Premier Volleyball League, Creamline setter Jia Morado knew it was all worth it.Morado tallied two points and 29 excellent sets in Game two of their finals showdown against Paymaya.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The former Ateneo Lady Eagle said the Finals MVP award was only a bonus compared to Cool Smashers’ first PVL title.“For me, I felt the championship was heavier compared to the MVP award,” Morado said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’She credited the Cool Smashers’ defense for giving her opportunities to set up the spikers.“I couldn’t have done my job if it weren’t for my teammates. They always get the first ball and they make it so easy for me to get the ball,” Morado said. View comments Thai cave boys, coach invited to Spain to see football ‘heroes’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westlast_img read more

Bahamian Swimmer VanderpoolWallace a PanAm Golden Girl

first_img Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Now Related Items:Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, bahamas, pan-american games, swimming, toronto Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Jul 2015 – From the region… sports celebrations for who is arguably the most successful swimmer in Bahamian history: Twenty-five year old Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace who won a Gold Medal in 50-metres free at 2015 PanAmerican Games in Toronto, Canada is living up to her icon image. Vanderpool-Wallace not only broke the PanAm Games record but her own Bahamas National record in the heats. Arianna’s time in the 50m free is one of the ten best in the world at 24.38; she is now fourth fastest woman in the world in the event. Congratulations! last_img read more

Jamaica tops USA in IAAF medal standings for second overall

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 31 Aug 2015 – Also from the athletics championships of noteworthy mention; in the medal standings Jamaica with seven gold, two silver and three bronze placed second in the medal count. Magnetic Media has been unable to confirm this as yet, but it may be the first time at a major track & field meet that a Caribbean country has topped the United States of America, which got more medals at 17, but less on the point spread of those medals putting them in third behind Jamaica, second and Kenya, which finished first in the medal standings at the IAAF World Championships which were held in Beijing, China. Related Items:IFFA, jamaica, medals, USA Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaicalast_img read more

Senate Version of Defense Bill includes Authority for OffBase Infrastructure Projects

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Senate Armed Services Committee included language in its annual policy bill that would establish a DOD program to provide funding to state and local governments for off-base infrastructure projects, matching similar language in the House version of the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill. Both versions would authorize a program for the department to award grants to address deficiencies in community infrastructure if the assistance will enhance the military value, resilience or military family quality of life at an installation.There are several differences between the two versions, though. The Senate provision, section 2834, would create a pilot program that runs out Sept. 30, 2023; the House’s Defense Community Infrastructure Program would be permanent. And while the House version would require participants to contribute at least 20 percent of the total project cost, the Senate language calls for a state or local government to contribute at least 30 percent. Both versions would allow DOD to waive the cost-share requirement for rural communities, with the Senate provision also allowing the requirement to be waived “for reasons related to national security.”The Senate Armed Services Committee approved S. 2987 on May 23, but the bill text was not released until Wednesday. The House passed its version of the authorization bill on May 24. The Senate began debating S. 2987 on Wednesday. Once the chamber approves the measure, a conference committee would reconcile differences between the two bills, including the competing provisions establishing a defense community infrastructure program.last_img read more

TRAFFIC ADVISORY Wilmington DPW Announces Upcoming Paving Projects For 8 Streets

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Department of Public Works:Please be advised that the Wilmington Department of Public Works will be grinding and resurfacing the following roadways, tentatively starting for the end of July 2019:– Arlene Avenue (from Dorothy to Ella Avenue)– Franklin Avenue– Ella Avenue– Birch Road– Burt Road– Canal Street– Corey Avenue– Grand Street (from Birch Road to #9 Grand Street)More specific dates will be communicated as they become available.During operations, no street parking will be permitted.Partial lane closures and full road closures are anticipated. Local residents will have access to their properties, although there may be short delays.Please obey the directives of police details, detour signs, and warning signs during all construction operations, and again, please do not park on the street.If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact the Department of Public Works at 978-658-4481.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTRAFFIC ADVISORY: Wilmington DPW Announces Paving Projects In Arlene Ave. & Burt Rd. Neighborhoods On Aug. 12-13In “Government”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 13, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 12, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Amazon Fab Phones Fest Top deals on OnePlus 6T iPhone X Galaxy

first_imgAfter hosting the Apple Fest last weekend, American e-commerce giant Amazon is back with another round of promotional sale campaign dubbed as—’Fab Phones Fest’—and this time, it will be offering lucrative deals on just on iPhones but also on several mobile brands such as Samsung, Honor, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus, among others.As part of the Fab Phones Fest, Amazon will be offering up to 40-percent discount, 5-percent cash back for SBI credit (if used for EMI), no cost EMI starting at Rs 667 per month, also value-added service such as total damage protection and pay on delivery options.To further sweeten the deal, Amazon will be giving away up to Rs 10,000 extra off for the customers who are ready to part their old phones in exchange for the new mobile. This will be valid until March 28. Amazon is offering flat cash discount, extra exchange deals and more on several mobile brands such as Apple Samsung, Honor, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus, among others.Amazon India (screen-grab)Here are top deals available on Amazon’s Fab Phones Fest:Realme U1 is available for the lowest price ever of Rs 9,999 and customers can also claim Rs 1,000 instant discount on all Credit & Debit cardsVivo V15 Pro is available for Rs 28,990 and Rs 2,000 extra off via exchange deal. There is also No Cost EMI starting Rs 2,416 per monthApple iPhone X can be bought for Rs 73,999 with No Cost EMI starting Rs 8,222 per monthSamsung Galaxy S9 for Rs 48,900 and customers can claim Rs 9,000 extra off via exchange dealOPPO F11 Pro for Rs 24,990 with Rs 3,000 extra off on exchange and there is also No Cost EMI starting Rs 2,083 per month optionOPPO F9 Pro for Rs 19,990 with Rs 4,000 extra off on exchange and consumers will have the option of No Cost EMI starting Rs 2,221 per monthHonor 8C at lowest price ever of Rs 9,999Samsung Galaxy M20 available at Rs 10,990Honor Play at the lowest price of Rs 14,999 with Rs 1,000 extra off via exchange dealLG V40 at Rs 49,990 and Rs 10,000 extra off via exchange dealXiaomi Redmi Y2 available at Rs 7,999 Amazon Debuts Its New, Cute Autonomous Delivery Robot Named Scout Closecenter_img Amazon is offering really good cash discounts on several mobile phonesReutersXiaomi Redmi 6A can be bought for Rs 5,499 and get Rs 500 Amazon Pay cashback on prepaid ordersSamsung Galaxy S10 for Rs 66,900 with via exchange deal offerHonor View20 available for Rs 37,999 with Rs 4,000 extra off via exchange dealSamsung Galaxy M10 for Rs 7,900Xiaomi Mi A2 at the lowest price ever of Rs 11,999 and Rs 2,000 extra off via exchange dealVivo Y83 Pro available for Rs 10,990 against Rs 16,990 with Rs 1,000 Amazon Pay cashback on prepaid orders and No Cost EMI starting Rs 1,998 per monthOnePlus 6T available for Rs 37,999 with INR 2,000 extra off via exchange dealNokia 8.1 available at Rs 29,999 and Rs 2,000 extra off via exchange dealHuawei Y9 available for Rs 14,990 against Rs 18,990 and also customer can claim No Cost EMI starting Rs 2,498 per monthRedmi 6 Pro available for Rs 8,999 against Rs 11,499  Honor 8X available for Rs 13,999 against Rs 17,999Beside mobile phones, Amazon is offering really good deals on power banks, phone cases and other accessories during the Fab Phones Fest.last_img read more

IndiGo poaching troublehit Jet Airways pilots with compelling offers

first_img Close Ethiopian Airlines Crash: All 157 People Onboard Killed IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/1:07Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:07?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img In July 2017, Jet Airways had asked its junior pilots, who joined the brand in 2016, to take a 30 percent pay cut or leaveReutersTo tide over a shortage of pilots, budget carrier IndiGo has been trying to poach commanders from crisis-hit Jet Airways with compensation for overdue salaries. Jet Airways has not paid salaries to pilots, engineers and people in senior management for three months now due to mounting financial woes.IndiGo, in response to a query by Press Trust of India, stated that all job offers are in line with the airline’s current terms and conditions. “IndiGo is offering Jet Airways’ pilots job opportunities,” the agency quoted an IndiGo spokesperson. The low-cost carrier has been forced to cancel around 30 flights daily since February due to an acute shortage of pilots. The situation came to a nought due to aggressive expansion by the Gurugram-based airline, which currently has over 210 planes in its fleet.”We are not offering a signing bonus. We are offering compensation for overdue salaries,” the spokesperson said. Besides hiring pilots, IndiGo is also trying to fix the problem internally by upgrading a sufficient number of existing pilots.”Our pilot hiring programme always includes hiring from the market and Jet Airways is part of the external hiring programme,” IndiGo told PTI. The shortage of pilots is not unique to IndiGo, experienced pilots are in short supply as airlines add fresh capacity driven by rapidly rising passenger traffic.Airfares Inch Up IndiGoA dearth of commanders at IndiGo coupled with the grounding of Jet Airways several planes has already led to a sudden spike in airfares on key routes. Lessors have grounded around two-fifths of Jet Airway’s planes after the cash-strapped carrier failed to pay their dues. Severely hamstrung by a curtailed fleet, the Mumbai-based company has been cancelling around 200 flights daily.The aviation industry has been passing through a tough phase lately with most of the carriers reporting a loss in the past few quarters due to rising fuel costs, falling rupee and inability to pass on the costs to fliers due to cut-throat competition.The latest crisis to rock the industry is the grounding of Boeing 737 Max passenger jets by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation after two planes of the same model crashed in a span of five months. Spice Jet and Jet Airways are the only domestic carriers with the aircraft in their fleets. While Jet Airways’ five Boeing 737 Max jets were already grounded by lessors, Spice Jet will have to temporarily stop using 12 aeroplanes of the model in its fleet.The latest decision by the sector regulator came after a Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 Max operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 on board.last_img read more

Tributes for Holey Artisan victims

first_imgIt is all gloomy on Road No 79 in Gulshan 2 today where five young men armed with guns and knives stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery on this day last year, taking dozens hostage and killing 22. One year later, the world is paying tribute to the victims.Around 7:30am, the Japanese ambassador came to the site and stayed for a while. He was accompanied by a number of JICA officials.The Italian ambassador is also expected to visit the place and he will probably be with a family member of a victim.After paying respect, road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader said, “The incident of Holy Artisan changed our life. We were frightened. None thought we would return to normalcy. I feel proud that our police force is courageously facing militants”.People from all walks of life remember the Holey Artisan victims with flowers. Photo: Abdus Salam“What the French and London police could not do, our police force did it,” the minister claimed. President of Ekattorer Ghatok Dalal Nirmul Committee Shariar Kabir said Bangladesh is successful in tackling militancy.An ideological fight has to be launched to eliminate militancy as it is not possible by applying force. Religion-based politics including Jamaat-Shibir, and Moudidibadi have to be banned for a temporary period. These political parties are giving wrong messages about religion, he added.BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi paid respect by placing wreaths at Holy Artisan Bakery. Terming the incident tragic, Rizvi said the extremists are involved in the incident. The extremists have built up a network across the country, he said adding a comprehensive and coordinated step needs to be taken by the government to eliminate it. Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader places wreaths in front of Holey Artisan Bakery. Photo: Abdus SalamRizvi, however, alleged that the ruling party is not coming forward to do it.Bangladesh Police also paid tribute to the victims of Holy Artisan Bakery. Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia and additional IG (administration and operations) Md Mokhlesur Rahman were present.Paying respect, cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor said the history and tradition of Bangladesh is non-communal. In that light, the incident of Holy Artisan is very big. “We never thought of happening such an incident and the nation was not ready to face it”. People from all walks of life recall the Holey Artisan victims with flowers. Photo: Abdus SalamMembers of the Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee approaching to place a wreath in memory of Holey Artisan Bakery victims. Photo: Abdus SalamFloral tribute to a victim. Abdus Salamlast_img read more

Trump condemns all types of racism

first_imgDonald TrumpUS president Donald Trump, often accused of denigrating non-white people, condemned racism Saturday as the nation marked the anniversary of deadly unrest triggered by a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.That protest left one person dead and highlighted the growing boldness of the far right under Trump. Another far-right rally is scheduled for Sunday, right outside the White House.On Saturday, anti-fascist marchers in Charlottesville held peaceful demonstrations against white supremacy as many people laid flowers on a makeshift memorial to Heather Heyer, who was killed in last year’s violence while protesting the extreme right.Trump drew scorn after the Charlottesville bloodshed for initially avoiding any condemnation of the torch-bearing white nationalists who took part in that rally.But on Saturday, he tweeted: “The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division.”“We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!”Democrat Mark Warner, a US senator from Virginia, insisted Trump cleared the way for white nationalists to spread “hate and bigotry.”“These purveyors of hate and bigotry were emboldened to take their message public by a President who has refused to categorically and unequivocally condemn them in clear terms,” he wrote on Twitter.“We must show that what sets us apart as citizens of this country are our values of respect, openness, and tolerance towards one another.”Officials declared states of emergency for both the city of Charlottesville and the state of Virginia to help law enforcement mobilize state and local resources for security reasons.A heavy security presence descended on the city, where concrete barricades and official cars encircled the downtown area, with just two entry points for pedestrians.Auhthorities said two people were arrested, one for trespassing and the other for disorderly conduct. Both were released on misdemeanor summons.‘Blame on both sides’Last year’s protests began August 11 and saw hundreds of neo-Nazi sympathizers, accompanied by rifle-carrying men, yelling white nationalist slogans and wielding flaming torches in scenes eerily reminiscent of racist rallies held in America’s South before the Civil Rights movement.They had gathered to protest efforts to remove statues of Confederate leaders, including one of the Confederacy’s top general, Robert E Lee.On August 12, fighting broke out between neo-Nazi supporters and anti-fascists from a black-clad group called Antifa.The violence culminated with a man driving a car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing Heyer and injuring 19 people.In the immediate aftermath, Trump drew broad criticism when he initially appeared to establish a moral equivalence between the two groups of protesters and refused to criticize the extreme rightwingers.He did eventually yield to immense political pressure and condemn white nationalism.But just a day later, Trump said there was “blame on both sides” for the violence in Virginia, pointing to anti-fascists who came “with clubs in their hands.”“I think there’s blame on both sides,” Trump said. “But you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides.”Trump is constantly fending off charges that he is misogynist and racist. He denies the allegations.Trump has retweeted white nationalist material, said Mexicans crossing the US border are rapists and drug dealers, once referred to a Hispanic Miss Universe as “Miss Housekeeping” and employed Steve Bannon, a central figure of the new “alt-right” in America, as his campaign chief and top strategist for a time.In one of the most recent race-related flareups, a black former White House employee, Omarosa Manigault Newman, has written in an upcoming memoir that Trump was caught on mic uttering a racial slur “multiple times” while making his hit reality TV show “The Apprentice” prior to his presidential run, and that there are tapes to prove it.Manigault Newman is a former “Apprentice” star. She served as director of communications for the White House office of public liaison until she was fired in December.She cites three unnamed sources as having heard the taboo language, and adds that she experienced “truly appalling things” with Trump, according to The Guardian, which obtained a copy of the book ahead of its publication next week.The White House dismissed the account as riddled with lies and false accusations. Trump called her a “lowlife.”last_img read more

May reaches out to rivals after winning confidence vote

first_imgBritain`s prime minister Theresa May makes a statement following winning a confidence vote, after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, outside 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, on 16 January 2019. Photo: ReutersBritish prime minister Theresa May has reached out to her opponents after narrowly surviving a confidence vote sparked by the crushing defeat in parliament of her Brexit deal.After a tumultuous 24 hours which she admitted voters might find “unsettling”, she conceded the divorce terms she struck with the EU had been roundly rejected, but vowed to work to find an alternative.”Now MPs have made clear what they don’t want, we must all work constructively together to set out what parliament does want,” May said in a televised evening address to the nation.On Tuesday, MPs dealt the prime minister the heaviest drubbing in modern British political history by rejecting the divorce agreement by a stunning 432 votes to 202.But May emerged victorious on Wednesday night in a confidence vote triggered by the opposition Labour party, the first for 26 years, winning 325 votes to 306.She set out a schedule of cross-party talks that began immediately with meetings with the Scottish nationalist, Welsh nationalist and the pro-EU Liberal Democrat leaders.”We must find solutions that are negotiable and command sufficient support in this House,” she had told earlier told parliament.Opposition leaders set out a list of demands for cooperating, including discussing delaying Brexit beyond March 29, and ruling out the possibility that Britain crashes out without any deal at all.Late-night talksThe prime minister is working to the tightest-possible deadline as Britain prepares to leave the bloc that for half a century defined its economic and political relations with the rest of the world.Her defeat sparked warnings from European leaders that the prospect of “no deal” had increased, with the potential for huge economic disruption on both sides of the Channel.May must return to parliament on Monday with a Plan B that she and her team intend to negotiate with various MPs through the weekend.But main opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would only meet May if she could “remove clearly, once and for all the prospect of the catastrophe of a no-deal Brexit”.May said she was “disappointed” by Corbyn’s decision and stressed that “our door remains open”.On Wednesday evening her spokesman said the possibility of a “no deal” had not been ruled out.Ian Blackford of the Scottish National Party (SNP) said his party would only participate if she were prepared to consider delaying Brexit, ruling out “no deal” and the option of holding a second referendum.May has flatly rejected a second vote.Her offer to meet with the opposition “rings hollow without evidence of her readiness to compromise on the substance of Brexit”, the Guardian newspaper said, pushing for a “menu of options” to be presented to parliament.Meanwhile the Daily Telegraph warned that parliament “may be planning a betrayal”.”After two-and-a-half years, Plan B is to let parliament take over,” the Telegraph said. “At least it is a plan; but is parliament capable of delivering on the referendum result, or is this the start of a great betrayal of that vote?”Divorce delay? May survived Wednesday thanks to the support of members of her Conservative Party and its Northern Irish allies in the Democratic Union Party (DUP).But more than a third of the Conservatives and all 10 DUP members of parliament voted against her Brexit arrangements on Tuesday — each for their own reason.May will therefore tread carefully as she tries to win over opposition lawmakers — many of whom want to remain in the EU — while also attempting to appease more hardened Brexit-backing coalition partners.She stuck to two key principles on Wednesday: limiting EU migration and pursuing an independent trade policy.Both points rule out Labour hopes of membership of an EU customs union or its single market.Yet she also hinted at the possibility of delaying Brexit.May said the EU would allow this “if it was clear that there was a plan that was moving toward an agreed deal”.EU officials have said extending the negotiating period could be possible until the newly elected European Parliament meets in July.Blurred lines European leaders have repeatedly said they will not reopen the draft withdrawal agreement sealed at a special Brussels summit in December.French President Emmanuel Macron suggested the EU might be willing to tweak a few minor points — but only if they did not alter the bloc’s existing position on trade and borders.”We won’t, just to solve Britain’s domestic political issues, stop defending European interests,” he said.German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was time for talks as long as London could present a clear and united position.”We’re now waiting on what the prime minister proposes,” she said.And Irish Prime Leo Varadkar added “that if the United Kingdom were to evolve from its red lines on the customs union and on the single market, that the European Union could evolve also”.last_img