NLEX to replace injured import Olu Ashaolu

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Mind blown To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban PLAY LIST 02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban03:10Injuries from fireworks down by 35% this year, DoH say00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES View comments Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Oluseyi Ashaolu’s rousing first game in the PBA Governors’ Cup turned out to be his last.Ashaolu, who starred with 33 points and 23 rebounds is set to be replaced after he suffered a partially totn patellar tendon in his right kneeADVERTISEMENTcenter_img “I’ll try to keep playing as long as I can, I don’t want to stop playing but obviously I got to take care of my knee for my future,” said Ashaolu. “But I’m here to do a job so, we’ll figure it out with the doctors.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs NLEX assistant coach Jojo Lastimosa said there’s already a replacement for Ashaolu, who played one game in the Commissioner’s Cup, but he is yet to arrive in the Philippines.“Props to Olu and just in case you guys didn’t know we already have a replacement for him because he hurt his knee in our tuneup game against Meralco,” said Lastimosa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“He told us ‘coach if there’s no replacement I’ll give you whatever I can give you.’”Ashaolu said it’s been two weeks since he suffered an injury when he landed awkwardly after going for a “routine jump hook.”last_img read more

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Broner fires up fight hype

first_imgGoodbye with a goal? Schrock hints at Azkals retirement Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The WBA welterweight title fight needs a little boost and Broner looked willing to do his share, even if he had to take villain’s role.The Cincinnati bad boy refused to take questions from veteran boxing analyst Al Bernstein, whom he accused of “talking so much (expletive) on me on Twitter.”Bernstein, who was presiding over the Q&A, also didn’t get a reply from trainer Kevin Cunningham, who instead made a slash-in-the-neck gesture at him.“I take that as a no,” said Bernstein, who later said he never wrote a Twitter post against Broner.As Pacquiao and Broner posed for the camera, Broner was dishing out racial slurs at Team Pacquiao members.“I got a cat for you for dinner,” he told the Filipinos. “I got some sautéed German Shepherd for you in the back.”Things became touchy at that point, with the Filipinos looking ready to spring to action, but Broner shifted his tirade to reporters for focusing on his problems, like his weight.He said he would have no problem making 147 pounds in Friday’s weigh in.Biggest fight“Heck I can do 135 lbs. [Pacquiao] had twice lost a world title on the scale,” he said, adding: “You (expletive), you are all (expletive). I see it. I read a lot what you’re saying and stuff.” But when the tension became palpable as he tried to whip up the hype, there was Manny Pacquiao, de-escalating the situation—by reading bible verses.“I trained not just my physical body,” said Pacquiao, who will defend his WBA welterweight belt against Broner on Saturday at MGM Grand here, during the final press conference for the bout. “I also train my mind, as a senator I need that. So I play chess. I read books. I read the bible.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBroner created a ruckus as he tried to pick a fight with just about everybody and threw a fit in the middle of the press conference for his duel with Pacquiao, which will be aired live on Sunday in Manila.“I really don’t want to talk about (expletive); you know I put in the work,” said Broner. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ That meltdown triggered several online articles questioning his fitness to stand against a high-caliber fighter like Pacquiao.After all, he lost in all his three top-level fights against Shawn Porter, Marcos Maidana and Mikey Garcia, who pale in comparison to Pacquiao.This is Broner’s biggest fight of his career, which is part of his reported $50 million, five-bout deal with Premier Boxing Champions. Pacquiao is reportedly getting $20 million.“I know both camps worked hard,” said Pacquiao. “It’s nothing personal, outside the ring we are always friendly. We are friends.”“That is if you want to be friends with us,” he told Broner.Pacquiao, however, said all goodwill goes out the window on fight night.“We should give our best for the fans and make them satisfied,” he said. “For me, I am just doing my job inside the ring. I will go wherever he goes.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Angry at venue“I’m pissed off, really, coming doing this press conference in this … room. When I went to the Mayweather-Pacquiao [the press conference in 2015], it was in a big ass place,” said Broner. “Now I see what they’re trying to say.”“I’m tired of hearing he go fight Mayweather again; Floyd is (expletive) retired man,” Broner said in the event held at MGM Grand’s David Copperfield Theater. “I just feel like you know, they threw me to the wolves.”Reports said ticket and pay-per-view sales are slow as the Filipino boxing great continues to be a heavy betting favorite in this bustling gambling capital.Villain’s roleADVERTISEMENT A calm Manny Pacquiao (left) cools down the heat after his opponent, Adrien Broner, went on a tirade against several people during their press conference. —AFPLAS VEGAS—There was Adrien Broner, throwing racial slurs and expletives like jabs at everyone on Wednesday, and at one point looking like he was ready to go at it with members of Team Pacquiao.Call him a live wire. Or disrespectful. Or maybe downright troubled. But Broner sure knows how to sell a fight.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

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A FRIEND

first_imgMaybe you think this is for jokingMaybe you guess it’s a gossip thingMaybe you will be confused awhileMaybe the bad sighs are absent hereMaybe she just too correct for othersMaybe our galaxies commuted nearbyMaybe it is time to bond as sisters doMaybe the fine things in life connectsMaybe I took on your best companyMaybe I too deserve a chance to laughA FriendMaybe I am elated for this goodnessMaybe they are rare in our mean daysMaybe it is a gift from the Lord over meMaybe I have found my missing sisterMaybe she truly is the sister I never hadMaybe the lunch food and chat is grandMaybe my communion will change nowMaybe a subtler side will emerge in meMaybe I should chant her name proudlyMaybe she will smile if I sound her nameA Friend Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Pedal cyclist struck by intoxicated soldier remains unconscious

first_imgFifty-seven-year-old pedal cyclist Ramlackhan, who was struck down by an intoxicated corporal attached to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), remains in an unconscious state at the Georgetown Public Hospital.This was confirmed by ‘C’ Division Commander Calvin Brutus on Thursday, when he related that the soldier involved in the accident has been released into the custody of the army.C Division Commander, Calvin Brutus“The Joint Services Protocol dictates that we hand him over to his superiors pending the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). With regards to Police having custody of Joint Services ranks, it is dependent on the category of crime. For instance, if it is murder or so, they will stay in our (GPF) custody. If it is a lesser category, we hand them over to their respective agency and they will take responsibility to bring them back whenever is needed; or if advice is to charge, they will make them available and bring them so,” Brutus explained.On May 25 last, Ramlackhan was struck down along the Vryheid’s Lust Railway Embankment Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD), by motor car PRR 7815 allegedly being driven by the soldier. The severely injured man is said to hail from Lot 346 Martyrs’ Ville, Mon Repos, ECD.At the time of the accident, Ramlackhan was towing another friend who is reportedly from 6th Street, Success, ECD. His friend suffered minor injuries.Reports are that, on the day in question, the duo were riding along the roadway when they were hit off the bicycle by the vehicle being driven by the GDF rank, who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol.Ramlackhan was picked up and taken to the GPHC, where he was admitted a patient.A breathalyser test was conducted on the driver of the vehicle, and it was discovered that his alcohol intake was above the legal limit. Investigations into the matter continue, as Ramlackhan remains in a coma at the GPHC.last_img read more

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No molten sulphur released after tractor trailer hits ditch

first_imgThis is the tenth motor vehicle collision in the Dawson Creek area since Friday, November 6. The trains remained upright, while the tractor ended up on its side. The truck was carrying molten sulphur at the time, but luckily there was no release of product or risk to the public. The tanks were emptied, and removed following the towing of the cab. The driver sustained minor injuries as a result. – Advertisement -Slippery roads are being considered a factor in the accident, and as such, RCMP is reminding drivers to slow down as highways are covered in packed snow and ice. “Please leave extra time for your trip and call ahead to advise your destination you might be late,” says Sergeant West. “It is always better to go slowly and get their late rather than not getting there at all.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bright Stars vs Police FC: Abdallah Mubiru returns as Cops eye back to back victories

first_imgMubiru has been away on national duty. (PHOTO/File)Uganda Premier LeagueBright Stars FC vs Police FCBombo Barracks Stadium, BomboFriday, 15-11-2019 @1pmPolice FC will be welcoming back head coach Abdallah Mubiru when they take on Bright Stars at Bombo Barracks stadium on Friday afternoon.The gaffer has been away on national team duty for the past two games but after the Cranes returned yesterday, he is expected to resume his duties in the Cops’ dugout.While Mubiru was away, Police FC registered their third victory of the season as they hammered Tooro United FC 4-0 but it did not help them much as they remained second from bottom.Just like last season, Police’s main issue has been their defence as it keeps on leaking goals.In just 13 games, they have conceded a league-high 23 goals and kept only three clean-sheets.If they can keep a fourth on Friday, chances are high they will walk away with all three points after all they are a side they will score at the other end more often than not.For Bright Stars, they will be eyeing a second victory of the season.The Stars come into the contest having beaten only Onduparaka and as a consequence, head coach Muhammad Kisekka has been demoted to a scouting role and replaced by former assistant Paul Kiwanuka.Kiwanuka is a man who knows his way around the club and if he can somehow come up with a victory in his first game in charge, Bright Stars’ attempts to fend off the drop will have taken a huge boost.Match FactsThis will be the 13th meeting between Police FC and Bright Stars FC since they first faced off in October 2013.In the previous 12 meetings, Police has triumphed on three occasions, Bright Stars two with the other 7 fixtures all ending in draws.Last season, Police took 4 points off Bright Stars including one in a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture.Bright Stars come into the game on a three-game winless run, losing twice and drawing the other.At home, Kiwanuka’s side won only one game all season (D3 L3).For Police, they have won two of their last five games, losing the other three.The Cops have been woeful away from home and come into the having lost all their last four games.The other games on Friday @4:30pm-Mbarara City vs Kyetume FC-URA FC vs Busoga United FCComments Tags: abdallah mubirubright stars fcMuhammad Kisekkapaul kiwanukapolice fcUganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more

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Make Google Search Real-Time With This URL Hack

first_imgGoogle web search results can be limited by timeframe using the “search options” link on every page, but one startup company CEO discovered today that searches can also be limited to results indexed minutes or seconds ago by making a simple change to the search results page URL.Startup search engine Omgili’s CEO Ran Geva wrote on his company blog today that time-limited search results pages include a parameter called QDR – perhaps standing for Query Date Range. You can change the number following the letters qdr and change the timeframe for your search. By default when you click on “search options” and limit a search to the last day, the qdr appears as “d.” Change that to “n” and you’ll be limited to results from the last minute, to “n10” and you’ll see results discovered in the last 10 minutes – or “s30” to see results from the last 30 seconds. It couldn’t be simpler. Here’s a sample search for Portland Oregon Coffee with the search options already turned on. Geva isn’t the first person to discover this, but he’s the first we’ve seen place it within the context of real-time search and we didn’t know about it until reading his blog post.What does it mean? We’re not sure yet. We did notice, though, that a Twitter search for the word “pirates” brings back 2 results in the last minute – and Google brings back 9. Results for many queries, limited to just the last few minutes, are fairly interesting.Google co-founder Larry Page famously said of real time search back in May “we have to do it.” If more granular controls were surfaced, would you use them? I’ve bookmarked a search within the last 60 minutes – we’ll see how that compares with other efforts like placing Twitter search results on top of Google pages. At the very least we can say good job finding this, Ran Geva! marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#Real-Time Web#search#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Morata: Neymar to Madrid not impossible

first_imgTransfers Morata: Neymar to Madrid is difficult but not impossible Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 13:00 11/10/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar PSG Paris Saint-Germain Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid PSG Chelsea Ligue 1 Primera División Morata Neymar The Chelsea forward said his former club has shown that nothing is impossible, amid links to the former Barcelona star Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar could join Real Madrid but it will be difficult, according to Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata.The Brazil international has again been linked to the La Liga champions, with Madrid captain Sergio Ramos saying the door was open for the 25-year-old.Neymar made a world-record move from Madrid’s fierce rivals Barcelona to PSG in August and has scored 11 goals in 12 games in all competitions for the Ligue 1 giants. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Neymar 13/2 to be CL top scorerMorata, who left Madrid for Chelsea in July, said Neymar joining his former club would be hard – but not impossible.”I think it is difficult because of his past,” the Spain international told El Larguero .”But we have already seen that in Madrid there is no impossible.”Zinedine Zidane’s men are eight points behind rivals and La Liga leaders Barcelona through 11 matches this season.last_img read more

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High Expectations from Italy on MRV Implementation

first_imgzoom The Danish Shipowners’ Association expects the new Italian presidency to take the lead in the implementation of the EU’s MRV proposals, which will restrict CO2 emissions for shipping. Italy took over the EU presidency from Greece on 1 July, and the Danish shipping industry has great expectations of both the Italians and, naturally, the new parliament, which will get started in earnest after the summer holidays. Italy’s tenure marks the beginning of a new presidency trio, consisting of Italy (1 July 2014), Latvia (1 January 2015) and Luxembourg (1 July 2015) respectively. This means that the Italian presidency will set the course for the Council’s programme for the next 18 months.“But can they also put Blue Belt back on the right track?”Apart from putting innovation, competitiveness and employment on the agenda, the Italian presidency also wants to focus more closely on the environment and climate.As a result, the Danish Shipowners’ Association said that this means that “we can expect progress on the EU’s MRV proposals regarding monitoring, reporting and verifying shipping’s CO2 emissions.”MRV is a tool which gives an overview and provides an incentive for making further reductions in CO2 emissions.“Danish shipping companies who were among the first to test the system bear witness to this, and we hope the system will be rolled out to the rest of the world once it has been implemented in the EU,” the Association said.The proposal was published in June 2013 and must be passed by the European Parliament and the Council of Europe in order to be brought into force.According to Danish shipowners, the process has been anchored down for the past few months.t has never seriously been in the interests of Greece, the EU’s largest shipping nation, to put pressure on shipping companies to reduce their carbon footprint. There was also a great deal of dissonance between the view of the European Parliament and the Council’s approach thus far.The Italians are now taking up the reigns: a brand-new parliament with plenty of energy to get to work. If the Italians live up to our expectations, MRV will finally be passed shortly after the end of the Italian presidency, namely at the beginning of next year,” the Association added.Other focus areas with maritime interest include the Blue Belt initiative, which will eliminate a number of administrative burdens.According to DSA, Italy should ensure that the “entire project does not become derailed and that it gains the support of not only the entire European Commission, but also the national customs and tax authorities.Finally, work to implement the extensive free-trade agreement between the EU and the USA also has to be kicked up a gear.”Press Release, August 14, 2014; Image: DSAlast_img read more

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Pension Changes Will Protect Jobs

first_imgPension funding rule changes announced today, Feb. 13, are protecting jobs and preserving benefits for thousands of private-sector workers. The recent recession left many defined benefit pension plans underfunded, putting financial pressure on employers to top up the plans. Today’s changes give plans up to 15 years to be fully funded. “People deserve and need their pension benefits to be there when they retire,” said Labour and Advanced Education Minister Marilyn More. “If we didn’t relax the rules around defined benefit pension plan funding, employers could be forced to lay off workers or reduce benefits. “These changes give more employers breathing room to recover from the recession and low interest rates,” said Ms. More. When a defined benefit plan has enough assets to deliver the promised benefits if the plan closed immediately, it is said to be solvent. Pension plans grow from a combination of employer and members’ contributions, and the interest earned by investing those contributions. The recession that began in 2008-09 cut return on investments drastically, leaving many plans underfunded. The indicators that are used to determine whether a plan is solvent have dropped significantly since 2011. When a plan was underfunded, the employer had five years to make the plan solvent. Some employers said it would take so much money to make their plans solvent, the company might need to close. Today’s changes give those employers up to 15 years to get their plans back to full funding. “This announcement comes when many organizations and employee groups are trying to determine the right pension approach for their circumstances in an evolving pension environment,” said Derek Gerard, principal with Eckler Ltd., a leading financial consulting organization. “Allowing plan sponsors to spread solvency shortfall payments over 15 years, instead of five, will help tremendously during an expected period of transition for pension plans.” Employers that want to move to 15-year recovery must notify plan members, working and retired. If more than one third of plan members do not write a letter to the employer to object, funding is extended. If more than one third of the members object, the employer must fund the plan within five years. The extended funding would be available to plans that were found to be underfunded between 2011 and 2014.last_img read more

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