first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Rhea Dimaculangan shares glory of MVP plum with Petron teammates This will be the first trilogy in ONE Championship history and the fateful match is set on January 25 at Mall of Asia Arena in the ONE: Hero’s Ascent card.The two first faced each other on Sept. 12, 2014 with Moraes (17-3) taking the victory 3:54 into the second via guillotine choke to become the inaugural ONE World flyweight champion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefEustaquio (11-6), though, got retribution on June 23 in the Pinnacle of Power card.The Team Lakay veteran went into the fight as the interim champion but left the ring at City of Dreams in Macau as the undisputed champion after taking the split decision win. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes and ONE Interim Flyweight Champion Geje Eustaquio face off. Photo from ONE Championship.MANILA, Philippines—It’s officially a trilogy.Geje Eustaquio and Adriano Moraes are set to break their 1-1 tie and on the line is the Filipino’s ONE World flyweight title.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View commentslast_img read more

first_imgArsenal manager Emery: A mark for my English…?by Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery rates his English at “six out of ten”.Teenage winger Bukayo Saka revealed he gets Gunners coach Freddie Ljungberg to translate some of Emery’s instructions for him because he can’t yet understand the Arsenal manager’s English. Emery said, “I have done videos with English players, Spanish players, French players, German players.“Now my English is, from one to 10, maybe a six. But at six, I think the players can understand me. If not, some help is good.“Last year, on my first day (in the job), I spoke to them very bad, more bad than today. But I have spoken English and now it’s the same, but I think better.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter will nominate Charlie Parker as the Speaker of the House of Assembly. Members of the Legislative Assembly will vote on the nomination Thursday, June 25, during a special sitting. Mr. Parker was first elected to the legislature in 1998 and was re-elected in 2003, and 2009. He served 10 years as a municipal councillor in Pictou County. He has worked in real estate sales, owned and operated a garden centre business for a number of years, and taught at the junior high and elementary school levels. He lives with his wife Marilyn in Loch Broom, Pictou Co. and they have two grown children and two grandchildren. The Speaker of the House presides over the Legislative Assembly, maintaining order, and regulating debate in accordance with the House rules and practices. The Speaker decides questions of order, rules on questions, ensures that all viewpoints are heard, protects the rights of all members and casts the deciding vote in the event of a tie. -30-last_img read more

first_imgNEW WORK HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Joseph Howe Drive Overpass Repairs are being made on the Joseph Howe Drive overpass on Highway 102, Exit 0 until Monday, Jan. 6. Travel lanes are shifted to accommodate rush hour traffic. Drivers should reduce speed to 45 km/h and drive with extra caution in the area or use an alternate route. CONTINUING WORK QUEENS COUNTY: Milton Bridge The approaches to the Milton Bridge on Highway 8 have alternating lane closures during drilling work until Sunday, Dec. 29. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge, on Route 344 at Middle Melford, is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. COLCHESTER/HANTS COUNTIES: Highway 102, Shubenacadie River Construction is taking place on Highway 102 at the bridges over Shubenacadie River until September 2015. Traffic is normally two lanes in both directions, however drivers are urged to travel with extra caution in the area. DIGBY COUNTY: Acacia Valley Bridge The Acacia Valley Bridge is now open. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sydney River Bridge The Sydney River Bridge on Keltic Drive is closed for replacement. While the bridge is closed, the province is providing a free shuttle bus service between Coxheath Arena (305 Keltic Dr.) and Walmart (65 Keltic Dr.). A detour route for drivers has also been marked. The shuttle bus schedule is available at http://novascotia.ca/tran/highways/srb.asp . HANTS COUNTY: Shubenacadie, Bridge Trunk 2 Shubenacadie Bridge on Highway 2 is reduced to one lane until Tuesday, Dec. 31. The speed limit is reduced to 50 km/h in the construction area. HANTS COUNTY: Glen Brook and MacInnis Brook Bridges The Glen Brook and MacInnis Brook bridges, on Route 202 in West Gore, have a 24-tonne weight restriction until further notice. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Meisner Bridge Meisner Bridge on Highway 10, near Cherryfield, has alternating lane closures for repairs until Monday, Dec. 23. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross Road, West Big Interval Road and Hatchery Road. RICHMOND COUNTY: Cape Auguet Road Traffic on Cape Auguet Road, from the intersection of Lower Road south for about five kilometres, is reduced to one lane for repaving and other improvements. The work is scheduled to be completed by Tuesday, Dec. 31. Drivers should travel with caution and obey signs and workers in the area. -30- INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. RICHMOND COUNTY: Highway 4 Traffic on Highway 4, from west of Campbells Bridge, west for about five kilometres to Hay Cove Bridge, is reduced to one lane for repaving and the replacement of the Hay Cove bridge. Work is scheduled to be completed by Tuesday, Dec. 31. Drivers should travel with caution and obey signs and workers in the area.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada’s health program for refugees and asylum seekers is getting a $283 million boost over the next two years.Immigration officials say the funding increase — contained in last week’s federal budget —  is needed because more people are making refugee claims.The number of asylum claims in Canada more than doubled over the last two years with 55,000 people making refugee claims in 2018.The refugee health program provides health care coverage for claimants while their applications are being reviewed but some reports suggest there is confusion among health care providers about how the program works.Early findings of a study being conducted by law professors at the University of Ottawa have found some refugees are being turned away by health care providers who are under the mistaken assumption they do not qualify for health coverage.Lead researcher Y.Y. Brandon Chen says health practitioners aren’t fully aware that previous cuts to the program were reversed and are also often frustrated by the red tape involved in getting reimbursed for refugee health costs. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgVANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Industry chatter about a blockbuster franchise born in Vancouver moving to the United States has many locals hoping it’s not true.A Production Weekly posting this week is suggesting Deadpool 3 might be shot in Atlanta, but that hasn’t been confirmed.Amber Sessions with Tourism Vancouver is hoping the third installment is shot here. Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Like most Vancouverites, Tourism Vancouver would love to see Deadpool 3 filmed in Vancouver. We have a growing film tourism program. Deadpool 2 was actually one of the films that we worked really successfully with Fox and other partners to do a great tourism campaign around.”She adds a recent contest offering Deadpool fans a free trip to the city had more than 40,000 entries and 4 million impressions online.“Certainly if Deadpool did move to Atlanta, we’d be able to move on to other projects. We’ve done similar projects with lots of other movies that have been in Vancouver, so it’s not like this is the only movie that we’d ever be able to work with, but would we love to see it filmed in Vancouver again? Of course we would.”Sessions says other campaigns for the movies Planet of the Apes and Fifty Shades of Grey have also been good.When there was talk of shooting Deadpool 2 outside Vancouver, actor Ryan Reynolds insisted production stay in his hometown.He’s the star of the franchise who’s also one of the producers and was instrumental in getting the first Deadpool movie filmed.by MARCELLA BERNARDO Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsVANCOUVER–The RCMP is expected to announce a major development in the ongoing investigation into the death and disappearance of women along the infamous Highway of Tears.Investigators with Project E-PANA plan to hold a press conference on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. local time.The RCMP will also be holding news conferences in Kamloops and Prince George, B.C., on Wednesday.At least 18 women, the majority of them First Nation, have gone missing or been found murdered along the Highway of Tears, or Hwy 16, which is a desolate stretch of road running between Prince George and Prince Rupert,B.C. The cases, which date back to 1969, have, for the most part, remained unsolved.The RCMP said in a release that a call for help will be issued to B.C. residents, Canadians and U.S. residents.CBC News reported late Monday that one of the killings has been linked to a U.S. man who died in prison in 2006. CBC reported that police used DNA to link the 1974 killing of Colleen MacMillen, 16, to Oregon man Bobby Jack Fowler.last_img read more

first_imgNEW DELHI — Facebook says there was a steep rise in data requests from India’s government in the first half of this year as compared to the previous two years.The company said in a report released Friday that it received 16,580 data requests from the government in the January-June period as compared to 22,024 requests in all of 2017 and 13,613 in 2016.Facebook said it provided data to the government in 53 per cent of the cases.It did not say what kind of data was being sought. The Indian Express newspaper said the data usually related to law enforcement.Facebook is grappling with challenges ranging from fake news to its role in elections interference, hate speech and incitement to violence in the United States, Myanmar, India and elsewhere.The Associated Presslast_img read more

In its annual report to the General Assembly, the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) states that more than half of the 541 recommendations it made during 2003-04 have either been implemented or are already in progress.The recommendations called for $16.4 million of savings and recoveries, but OIOS says an extra $10.2 million was actually saved when some recommendations from previous years were finally implemented. Since it began work in 1994, OIOS has identified an average of $31 million in savings every year.Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services Dileep Nair, who completes his five-year term in April next year, says in the report that OIOS can and should have more independence from the UN, especially in managing its finances and its staff.”Operationally, this will remove any potential for a conflict of interest, given that OIOS has to go through departments that it has oversight of,” he states.The report highlights the 153 audits conducted by OIOS, including reviews of peacekeeping operations, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and procurement and programme management.It also states that it is auditing field security procedures at 14 peacekeeping missions and six political and peace-building missions.During the year, OIOS identified and reviewed several examples of fraud, mismanagement or poor financial or administrative planning across the UN system.In one case, a security officer with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) defrauded the UN of $130,000 by submitting fraudulent claims for education grants. The ICTR is now implementing the Office’s recommendations in the matter.In another example, the honorary representative of a field office with UNHCR was found to have abused his position for many years to organize the buying and re-selling, at profit, of international driver licences. That representative’s contract has not been renewed. read more

Yesterday’s New York marathon victor, Paul Tergat of Kenya, is not only the world’s fastest man over 26 miles, but an Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), who credits his successful athletic career to the food he received from the agency as a child. “Few people are better qualified to explain how food aid can transform the life of a child,” WFP Executive Director James Morris said in congratulating him on yesterday’s victory. “He exemplifies how just a small amount of help – such as one school meal a day – can make such an incredible difference. We are very grateful to Paul for his tremendous work and commitment as a WFP Ambassador Against Hunger,” he added.Mr. Tergat, who ran himself into the record books in Berlin in 2003 by becoming the first man to run the Marathon in less than two hours four minutes, slicing a remarkable 43 seconds off the previous best for the 26-mile race, struggled to make the three-mile trek to school as an eight-year-old child growing up in the drought- and poverty-ridden Baringo district of Kenya’s Rift Valley.But his life changed in 1977, when WFP started distributing free school lunches at his Riwo Primary School. “Without food, it was very difficult to walk to school, let alone concentrate on our studies. WFP’s lunches made it easier for us to make the most of our education,” Mr. Tergat said on being appointed a WFP Ambassador in January 2004. “A full meal was also the perfect incentive to keep us in the classroom.” WFP school meals cost just $0.19 a day or $34 a year. Research shows that school feeding dramatically increases school attendance and boosts performance in the classroom.Mr. Morris recently announced that the number of hungry people the agency is trying to feed this year in sub-Saharan Africa had climbed to 43 million – an all-time high and double the number from a decade ago. read more

Lakhdar Brahimi briefed journalists at the Palais des Nations after a third day of talks with him acting as a buffer between representatives of the Syrian Government and opposition groups.“In the morning we discussed a paper presented by the Government, general principles, most of those principles are already in the Geneva Declaration,” he said. “And tomorrow we are going to talk about the Geneva Declaration itself and see if we can start debate.”The discussions focused this weekend on getting an aid convoy into Homs, and on allowing civilians to leave the besieged city, cut off from supplies. The idea is that if agreement can be reached on humanitarian issues, it could bring the parties together to work through the political challenges.The Syrian Government has agreed to allow women and children to exit “immediately”, but has asked for a list of the men’s names before letting the rest of the civilians pass.“I think the Government is willing to make it happen, but it’s not easy because there are snipers and there are all sorts of problems,” Mr. Brahimi said.On the food convoy, a topic that was to be discussed today in Syria by the Homs Governor, his advisors and the Government in Damascus, “there is no decision yet to let them in.”“So I am still begging, asking, that we, something be done about these areas, whether these areas are under siege by the Government or by the armed groups,” Mr. Brahimi stressed.Of the more than 9.3 million people within the country needing humanitarian aid, over 2.5 million live in areas where access is seriously constrained or non-existent, such as Homs.In addition, well over 100,000 people have been killed and nearly 9 million others driven from their homes since the conflict erupted in March 2011 between the Government and various groups seeking the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad.“My expectation from this conference is that the unjust war will stop. But I know this is not going to happen today or tomorrow or next week,” Mr. Brahimi told journalists, adding that despite a lack of progress, there is “will to continue these discussions.”The goal of the conference is to achieve a political solution to the three-year-long conflict through a comprehensive agreement between the two sides for the full implementation of the Geneva communiqué, adopted after the first international meeting on the issue on 30 June 2012, and since endorsed by the UN Security Council.The communiqué lays out key steps in a process to end the violence. Among others, it calls for the establishment of a transitional governing body, with full executive powers and made up by members of the present Government and the opposition and other groups, as part of agreed principles and guidelines for a Syrian-led political transition.Mr. Brahimi, who has briefed journalists daily since the latest round of the talks started, also called on the two sides to be “a bit careful” with statement made to the media.“I have told them this afternoon that there was need to be responsible and respect, if possible, the confidentiality of the discussions,” the joint envoy said. “If you don’t respect the confidentiality at least don’t overstate the case.” read more

“The racks are lawful on the basis that their siting does not constitute a material change of use of the land.”Richard Genge, planning and regeneration manager at Poole Borough Council, said: “We are aware of this and is currently actively investigating the matter.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Pensioners have been left outraged after piles of old vehicles at a nearby car scrapyard reached 50ft high behind their homes.Residents in Poole, Dorset, described the five-storey stacks of written off cars as a “hideous monstrosity” which now dwarfs their bungalows.Homeowners also warned the giant structure is a fire hazard amid fears over a repeat of a blaze that swept through the compound in 2016, when over 170 vehicles were destroyed.Charles Tent, the scrapyard owners, said the stacking system enabled vehicles to be piled up in a “more modern and cleaner way”.However, retired engineer Charles Caffey, 73, claimed the “eyesore”, which backs directly onto his home, has blocked out natural light and is a safety risk.He said: “When I’m sat in the back garden it feels like I’m in the middle of a scrap yard. “The cars are so close to us I and the other residents fear what could happen in a fire.Poole Borough Council has written to Charles Tent and said it was “investigating” amid claims the structure may need planning permission.However, the owners insist the pile of cars is legal due to a “loophole” in planning laws.Planning Consultant Ken Parke, who have applied for a lawful development certificate on behalf of Charles Tent, said: “”It is not the height that determines whether or not the racking is development requiring planning permission. read more

first_imgHOMEOWNERS AFFECTED BY Spain’s economic crisis and their defenders hailed a big step forward today after Europe’s top court ruled that the country’s eviction laws breached EU rules.“There is no justice in Spain, but luckily there is in Europe,” said Delia Esther Molina, 57, an unemployed Cuban who is facing eviction, demonstrating outside the Spanish parliament.The European Court of Justice (EDJ) ruled that Spanish legislation breached a EU consumer rights directive by preventing courts from halting evictions based on “unfair” mortgage agreements.The Spanish government promised its law would be “corrected” to comply with the ruling.The decision by the EU court in Luxembourg gave a fresh boost for a popular protest movement which last month persuaded the Spanish parliament to consider reforms to the eviction laws.“We are very satisfied,” said Ada Colau, a spokeswoman for the Platform for Mortgage Victims (PAH), the organisation that brought that motion backed by 1.4 million signatures.“This is a big step forward for what we have been campaigning for, over four very hard years,” since the worst of Spain’s financial crisis broke out, she said.At the discretion of judgesThe Barcelona judge who took the case to the European court, Jose Maria Fernandez Seijo, said that “from now on, any judge who detects abusive clauses can decide as a precaution not to evict the consumer” until he has decided whether the terms of the mortgage are fair.Campaigners have accused banks of predatory lending during the Spanish construction boom that collapsed in 2008 and of misleading unwitting borrowers.“I bought my house in 2005. I’m not highly literate, so they really fooled me,” said Jorge Teran, an Ecuadoran plumber who lost his job in 2008.“If they had explained to me the interest rates and everything, I would never have signed.”In a deep recession which has pushed unemployment to record highs of 26 percent, hundreds of thousands of people have defaulted on their loans and been evicted as the banks scramble to get their loans back.Large number of evictions carried outSpain’s top legal authority, the General Council of Judicial Power, says 415,000 eviction orders have been issued since 2008, including for second homes, land and commercial property. Some 60 percent of those evictions have been carried out.In response to popular protests and a string of reported suicides of people facing eviction, Spain’s government in November passed a two-year moratorium on evictions – but campaigners insist it go further.The activist’s bill calls for an end to evictions and for insolvent homeowners to be allowed to write off their debts by surrendering their home.Under current Spanish law, a bank can pursue a mortgage holder to pay off the rest of a loan if the value of the seized property falls short.“I want to be able to hand them my home and have them write off the debt,” said Molina. “I have nothing.”The group also demands that empty properties held by Spanish banks be transformed into social housing.Colau said Spain was an “anomaly” in Europe for the harshness of its eviction laws.“The Spanish exception is over,” thanks to today’s ruling, she said.Gonzalo Moliner, chairman of the judicial council, said the change required by the European ruling was “immediately applicable” in Spain.The head of the Spanish consumers’ association Facua, Ruben Sanchez, called it “a turning point in relations between mortgage-holders and the banks”.Beyond the EU court’s ruling, PAH activists now demand Spain enshrine the group’s demands in new legislation.“They have to change the law, for all the people like me who were fooled,” said Teran.- © AFP 2013.last_img read more

first_imgHP Inc. said Thursday it plans to eliminate between 3,000 and 4,000 jobs over the next two years as it restructures amid falling sales.The company had 287,000 employees worldwide at this time last year. HP said the job cuts will save between $200 million and $300 million annually.Through the first three quarters of its current fiscal year, HP’s revenues totaled $35.7 billion, down from $39.2 billion in the same period a year earlier. Profits totaled $783 million, down from $854 million the prior year.HP Inc. took the personal computer and printer businesses from Hewlett-Packard Corp. when that company split in two last year. HP eliminated 3,300 jobs then in connection with that separation.HP’s printer group has substantial operations in Vancouver and Corvallis, Ore. After years of job cuts HP is expanding the Vancouver site as it pushes into 3-D printing, hoping to offset the decline in demand for conventional printers.last_img read more

first_img Posted: April 23, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – All five members of Congress representing the San Diego region attended the Chamber’s Annual Congressional Luncheon at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel.These sessions provide an opportunity for San Diegans to connect with what’s going on in Washington D.C..It’s a discussion highlighting the usual topics, the military, immigration, the business economy, the next election, and some new topics such as the Green New Deal, the Mueller report, and impeachment.Congressmen Scott Peters said it’s inevitable we talk about this because the Mueller report lists 10 instances uncovering what looks like obstruction of justice by the President. Juan Vargas is not pushing for impeachment but will vote for it if it comes up. Susan Davis says the Mueller report is a road map for impeachment.Impeachment will not happen for two reasons. One, the Democrat leadership says we can’t go there, and two if the House were to prove articles of impeachment, the Senate would not. Steve Bosh April 23, 2019 Steve Bosh, San Diego Chamber of Commerce Congressional Luncheon Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more