Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Even with the pullout of Meralco Manila and Ilocos United last month, PFL officials expressed confidence of a better season, following a compressed and extended 2017 competition.“We’re taking into account lessons from the first season to improve this year’s competitions,” said Philippine Football Federation president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta, who sits in the league’s board. “We’re confident that even with six clubs, we will see much improved competition from the teams.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkA total of 75 matches will be staged this year with the champions of the League eligible to compete in the AFC Champions League next year. The champion of the PFL Cup, on the other hand, will gain outright entry to the AFC Cup. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track The 2018 Philippines Football League season kicks off March 3 with six clubs disputing two trophies and the chance to represent the country in continental competitions next year.Reigning champion Ceres-Negros, fresh off a historic run in the AFC Champions League qualifying round, headlines the six-team field that includes Davao Aguilas, Kaya Makati, JPV Marikina, Stallion Laguna and Global Cebu.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Jerwin Ancajas: Relaxed and ready LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak
– threatens disclosure of delinquent taxpayersThe Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) is threatening to publish the names of those delinquent companies and individuals with outstanding tax payments to the Council.In a statement on Thursday, the M&CC expressed its concern that several businesses within the capital city continues to disregard their civic obligation to ensure the payment of their property taxes.Despite the Council recently winning some $300 million in judgement against some businesses for failing to honour their responsibilities, the Council said it was still experiencing immense difficulty in getting property owners to pay their dues to the Georgetown municipality.“Council is owed more than $2 billion in property taxes,” the statement revealed.M&CC Public Relations Officer Debra Lewis explained that this sum has accumulated over long periods of time since persons have blatantly disregarded the law.“The Council intends to pursue all legal options available to the municipality through the Municipal and District Councils Act, Chapter 28:01,” she stated, adding that this would include “parate execution”, which is a debt recovery process under the law. This procedure is special to banks as it allows the resale of property mortgaged to the bank. The mortgage is organised without going through court proceedings and the institution itself is given the power to hold an auction for the sale of the property by the appointed auctioneer.According to Lewis, “some businesses have seemingly divorced themselves from their obligations and it is highly regrettable that it must reach to this stage.”Moreover, the Council said it was also working feverishly to have proper valuation and re-valuations so that the sums property owners pay reflect the true value of their property.The Valuation Department under the direction of the Finance Ministry has oversight for these valuations of properties. It is noticed, however, that even when properties are sent to the office for valuation or revaluation from the Treasurer’s Department, “they are subjected to certain delays”. The last valuation of properties in the city was done in 1997.The M&CC has long been battling with taxpayers who default on paying their rates and taxes with some property owners owing hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Council revealed in September last year that about 300 businesses were in default.In light of this dilemma, the Georgetown M&CC offered delinquent taxpayers waivers on interest through a one-month amnesty exercise. This programme saw residential property owners receiving total amnesty on interest, while companies and businesses had to apply to the Council for between 50 per cent and 75 per cent amnesty on interest.A special committee was appointed by the Council to oversee the affairs of the amnesty project.
“Last month the English FA board agreed to conduct feasibility work into the possibility of putting itself forward to be UEFA’s potential candidate to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup,” FA chairman Greg Clarke said in a statement.“This work will take place during the new season and no decision will be made until 2019.”England went out in the first round of voting for the 2018 World Cup but the FA has made little secret of its interest in trying again, particularly as it now has more faith in the selection process of world governing body FIFA.With the World Cup growing from 32 to 48 teams in 2026, when the 80-game tournament will be held in Canada, Mexico and the United States, FIFA has hinted it believes the event may be too big for one country.This has led to speculation that any bid from the United Kingdom will actually be an English-led joint bid.– Joint UK bid? –The FA has not confirmed or denied if it is considering a joint bid with any combination of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales but it has now formally admitted it is studying options.It follows a Sunday Times report that Qatar’s bid engaged in a “dirty tricks” campaign to discredit its rivals in the build-up to the vote to decide where the 2018 and 2022 World Cups would be held, an allegation 2022 host Qatar has denied.If proven true, however, former FA chairman Lord Triesman told the newspaper FIFA should give the World Cup to England, as it had the know-how and infrastructure in place to stage one at short notice.This intervention was not well received by the FA’s current regime.“FIFA has chosen Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and they have a duty to investigate any issues around the process that are rightly thrown into question,” said Clarke.“Russia did a brilliant job hosting the 2018 World Cup and we support the rotation of World Cup hosting among the confederations. That would make the 2030 World Cup the next one a European nation might be able to host, and not before.“Anyone suggesting otherwise is acting disrespectfully to our global game and does not speak for the English FA.”The 2030 battle looks set to be between a Moroccan-led North African bid, a joint bid from Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay and whoever emerges from Europe.The South American bid looks strong as 2030 will be the 100th anniversary of the first World Cup in Uruguay and South America will claim it is its turn.The last major tournament hosted by England was the 1996 European Championship but seven games will be played at Wembley during Euro 2020, including both semi-finals and the final.England reached the semi-finals during the recent World Cup in Russia, sparking a football frenzy at home after a string of failures on the international stage.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000FA chairman Greg Clarke (L), pictured in February 2018 with Qatar Football Association president Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al-Thani, says England is considering putting itself forward to be UEFA’s potential 2030 FIFA World Cup host candidate © AFP/File / STRINGERLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 1 – The Football Association is considering putting England forward as a potential host for the 2030 World Cup, confirming on Wednesday it has approved a feasibility study into becoming Europe’s only bid.England, the home of the globally dominant Premier League, won the only World Cup the nation has ever hosted in 1966 but lost out in the race to host the 2006 and 2018 tournaments.
Sporting Gijon defender Bernardo Espinosa is on the verge of joining Bournemouth.The 26-year-old is out of contract in the summer and has failed to agree a new deal.That means the Colombian can leave on a free at the end of the season and several clubs have shown an interest.Tottenham and Watford have been linked with Espinosa in the past but, according to Marca, the centre-back is set for Bournemouth.Manager Eddie Howe is keen to strengthen the heart of his defence this summer and scouts have been impressed with Espinosa.The former Sevilla man is now expected to travel to England in the coming weeks for talks with Bournemouth. 1 Bernardo Espinosa [right] in action for Sporting Gijon
Pre-season is supposed to be the time where you impress you manager and force your way into the starting XI, but that is clearly not always the case.Bournemouth are currently warming up for the new season with a tour of the United States and most recently beat Minnesota United 4-0.However, it was Minnesota’s goalkeeper Sammy Ndjock who stole the headlines with a terribly embarrassing own goal.Check out the video above – have you seen an own goal worse than this one?
A man pulled two knives which he had hidden under a carpet of his motorcar on a woman during a dispute between neighbours.Gerard Lafferty appeared at Letterkenny District Court today.Gerard Lafferty, 45, appeared before Letterkenny District Court today. He was charged with producing an article during the course of a dispute on March 31st, 2013.The court heard that Lafferty, of Ballykeeran, Kilmacrennan, and his family were involved in a long-running dispute with their then neighbours, the McGinleys.On this occasion, solicitor Patsy Gallagher said Lafferty’s car was blocked in on the street and he could not get out.An argument ensued and a woman received a graze on her palm.Solcitor patsy Gallagher said the incident had arisen out of a long-running dispute between the two families.Asked by Judge Kelly why his client had two knives in his car Mr Gallagher replied they were for cutting wires on a car radio he was fixing.The victim, Mrs Patricia McGinley, suffered a minor cut to her palm during the incident, the court was told.Judge Paul Kelly put the case back until March 2nd and asked for a probation report to be carried out on Lafferty.MAN PULLED TWO KNIVES ON WOMAN DURING DISPUTE BETWEEN NEIGHBOURS was last modified: January 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGerard LaffertyJudge Paul KellyknifeLetterkenny District Court
SACRAMENTO – Three sign-carrying protesters, tracked by an equal number of news media, staked out the house Saturday of an atheist whose latest effort seeks to ban “In God We Trust” from U.S. currency. “It looks like it’s going to be kind of low-key,” said Dick Otterstad, who organized the protest on behalf of the Church of the Divide. The small, Bible-based church meets in homes near Georgetown, east of Sacramento. Michael Newdow was not at home, but Otterstad said protesters hoped to persuade neighbors to pressure Newdow over his efforts to take God out of the classroom and off the nation’s cash. “We want to begin to put pressure at ground zero, at the foundation of this attack on the country,” Otterstad said. “It’s a culture war. It’s not just the courts.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Newdow has spent the last four years trying to ban the Pledge of Allegiance from being recited in public schools, an effort that reached the U.S. Supreme Court once and is headed there again. On Thursday, he filed a federal lawsuit contending the motto on coins and paper money is also an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. Protester Alex Pop of Roseville was not surprised by the small turnout protesting what he sees as an effort to rewrite history. “They wait and they wait until it’s too late,” he said, referring to fellow Newdow critics. Neighbors of Newdow were mostly indifferent. “If he wants to do it, it’s a free country,” said Jason Sakamoto, who disagrees with Newdow but isn’t offended by his efforts. “It’s more historical just to keep it there. Why remove it if it’s part of history?” Dick Johnson said Newdow is entitled to his opinion and people in the quiet, tree-lined neighborhood were getting used to the publicity. “It’s getting to be a nonevent,” Johnson said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Charles began coaching at Drake under coach Chuck Shelton from 1980-85, including the famed Bulldogs team which went 10-1 in 1981. The Missouri Valley Conference honored Coach Charles as the Assistant Coach of the Year following that championship season.After coaching at Drake under Nick Quartaro in 1987-88, Charles became head coach and athletic director at Westmar University from 1989-92, guiding three nationally ranked teams.He returned to Drake in 1992 and helped lead Drake to six Pioneer Football League Championships over the next 20 years.Visitation will be at The Courtside Club next to the Drake Knapp Center, 2719 Forest Ave. in Des Moines on August 3, 2018 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 4 at 11:00 a.m. at Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines with a luncheon following.Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake Athletics and the Drake football team mourn the loss of beloved former assistant football coach, Bill Charles. Charles passed away suddenly Saturday, July 28 in Des Moines, Iowa. “The Drake football family is hurting today with the passing of Coach Bill Charles. We hurt for his wife Shirley and their entire family. We also hurt because we have lost a dear friend and a great coach. So many of us, players and coaches, have been impacted by Coach Charles during his 35 years at Drake. Coach Charles was truly an impact man and his legacy will be felt for many years,” said Drake head football coach Rick Fox. Charles, who retired last month after 35 seasons with the Drake program. He spent the previous nine seasons as running backs coach.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Nitrogen stabilizers have been used for years in an effort to keep the farm sustainable by keeping fertilizers where they are best utilized in the field, but as Dow AgroSciences’ nitrogen stabilizers product manager Kenny Johnson explains, these products are very useful for keeping the environment sustainable as well. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.
3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… steven walling Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Oracle has upped the ante when it comes to virtualization with the release of three new tools for building virtual infrastructure in the enterprise. Oracle’s new offerings are graphical utilities that allow both end users and ISVs to create pre-packaged virtual machines, and they’re free to boot. One is open source and based on Oracle Enterprise Linux JeOS (Just enough OS). The other is for Oracle’s Siebel CRM, and to top it all off its an extension of the Validated Configurations program for testing a stack for deployment.JeOS, which was originally thought up by Canonical, basically means that users can whip up just enough of the Linux stack to support a particular set of applications. That allows both a high level of customization, but it’s a system still backed up by enterprise-class support from your vendor, in this case Oracle. The availability of a VM template builder means developers can create these slimmed-down implementations of Oracle Enterprise Linux (but not other versions of Linux) within a VM image. While Oracle is mostly touting it as a graphical utility, you can work from the command line too, if you’re familiar with JeOS scripts. The proprietary counterpart of the new VM template does much the same thing, but for Siebel CRM instead of Linux. All three offerings are free at this point, though a license is required to actually use Siebel CRM. These releases come on the heels of Oracle acquiring the proprietary Virtual Iron, which it later killed, and this is the first big step into virtualization for Oracle since then. Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#Products IT + Project Management: A Love Affair
YouTube just announced that it will begin supporting HTML5 video players this evening across many of the videos on the site. The feature isn’t live yet but is expected to be within the next hour or two. If this test goes live site-wide, it will be a good thing for the web.An HTML5 video player will allow videos to be viewed without Adobe’s Flashplayer plug-in, videos will load faster and developers will be able to build all kinds of other intriguing features into a media delivery scheme based on the next version of HTML. For now users will need to sign-up the HTML5 preview on Test Tube and they’ll need to be using either Chrome, Safari or the Chrome frame in IE.The biggest benefit of HTML5 support is that it frees users from the need to use proprietary plug-ins like Flash player or Microsoft’s Silverlight by using a simple bit of code to render video. (Note this caveat regarding the lack of codec consensus, however.) If you’ve used Google’s Chrome much, you’ve probably seen how often Flash player crashes in that browser. Firefox doesn’t deal with Flash well, either.HTML5 is being edited by Ian Hickson of Google and David Hyatt of Apple. Expect to see Google and Apple support this new standard all the more in the future so that those companies and others can build a web that looks more like Gmail on an iPhone than it does like a Flash landing page from the last decade.For more details, see these 3 great HTML5 demonstration videos we highlighted previously.Update: YouTube also just announced a new design of its Flash-based video player and watch pages. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#NYT#web#YouTube A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet chief ministers of BJP-ruled States and members of the party’s parliamentary board on Sunday. The CMs of 13 States and five deputy chief ministers will be in New Delhi for a meeting called by the Niti Aayog, but will make the necessary stopover at the party headquarters after that.BJP president Amit Shah will also address the chief ministers, in the presence of senior Ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu and Nitin Gadkari. BJP’s general secretary (organisation) Ram Lal will also be present.Development agendaAccording to senior party general secretary Bhupendra Yadav, Pime Minister Modi will ask the chief ministers to focus on the development agenda with an emphasis on the poor sections of the society.A similar meeting was held in August last year in New Delhi, an exercise started by Mr. Shah to ensure that all party-run governments follow a common agenda and focus on implementation of Central schemes.
Two French journalists have been labelled spies and are the subject of a criminal investigation after they tried to report on sand mining in south India – an assignment they took up because Indian journalists had been threatened for reporting on the issue.Read it at The Guardian Related Items
MOST READ The Beermen lost to Rain or Shine in the nightcap of the skirmishes at Ynares Antipolo on Friday night.“I don’t think coming to every game … we’re just going to blow teams out,” said Marcio Lassiter, who was one of the two cagers who did the heavy lifting for the Beermen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I know we have a big target but at the same time, we just got to keep working harder,” he added.Lassiter had a team-best 27 points to go with June Mar Fajardo’s 24. Four more members of San Miguel chimed in double-digit scoring performances. Andray Blatche arrives in PH for Gilas duty, jumps into action right away The loss sends San Miguel reeling into a 2-3 card and its first back-to-back loss in the prestigious all-Filipino conference in five editions of the tournament.The Beermen will try to arrest their skid when they go against a struggling Blackwater side next Wednesday at MOA Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations But the problem that night, according to the San Miguel marksman, was not rooted in scoring.“Defense,” Lassiter said matter-of-factly. “That’s number one. [And] we can’t seem to rebound. I’d say those two were the biggest things.”The four-time Philippine Cup champions were outplayed in the rebounding column, 47 to Rain or Shine’s 58.Rain or Shine’s bench outscored San Miguel’s, too. Their tormentors had 66 while the Beermen only piled 25.“If we can’t rebound, then we can’t play our uptempo (style),” Lassiter said. “We can’t go out and play our game … not getting the defensive rebound.”ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHeavy is the head that wears the crown.That couldn’t be truer for San Miguel Beer as its woes continue to pile up in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments
Colombo, Apr 17 (PTI) Sri Lankan left-arm off spinner Rangana Herath today announced his retirement from limited-overs cricket in order to focus on his Test career. The 38-year-old veteran cricketer said he informed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) about his decision to bid adieu from the ODI and T20 formats last week, and the Board has accepted it. “In the next eight months or so, were scheduled to play something like 12 Test matches. I think retiring from the shorter formats is the right move, because that will allow young players to be groomed for the next World Cup in 2019, as well as lowering my workload and letting me concentrate on Tests,” said Herath. The bowler, who suffered from knee injuries in recent years, was mainly picked for limited-overs cricket at the major tournaments. Herath played a key role in Sri Lankas triumphant run at 2014 World T20, where he took five for three, arguably the best-ever T20 bowling performance, in a virtual quarter-final match against New Zealand. Overall, the spinner has taken 18 T20 International wickets from 17 matches, while claiming 74 wickets in 71 ODIs, conceding 2,362 runs. “Every cricketer has to stop at the right time,” Herath said in a statement, issued through SLC. Sri Lanka are scheduled to play a three-Test series in England in May and June, for which the preparation will begin tomorrow. SLC wished Herath the very best for his Test career. “Sri Lanka Cricket wishes Mr. Herath nothing but the best as he continues to play cricket in his chosen discipline, and in all future endeavours,” a Board release said. PTI CM PDS ATKadvertisement