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Japan researchers say ozone effective in neutralizing coronavirus

first_imgTopics : Japanese researchers said on Wednesday that low concentrations of ozone can neutralize coronavirus particles, potentially providing a way for hospitals to disinfect examination rooms and waiting areas.Scientists at Fujita Health University told a news conference they had proven that ozone gas in concentrations of 0.05 to 0.1 parts per million (ppm), levels considered harmless to humans, could kill the virus.The experiment used an ozone generator in a sealed chamber with a sample of coronavirus. The potency of the virus declined by more than 90% when subjected to low level ozone for 10 hours. “Transmission of the novel coronavirus may be reduced by continuous, low-concentration ozone treatment, even in environments where people are present, using this kind of system,” said lead researcher Takayuki Murata.”We found it to be particularly effective in high-humidity conditions.”Ozone, a type of oxygen molecule, is known to inactivate many pathogens, and previously experiments have shown that high concentrations, between 1-6 ppm, were effective against the coronavirus but potentially toxic to humans.A recent study at the Georgia Institute of Technology showed that ozone may be effective in disinfecting gowns, goggles and other medical protective equipment.center_img Fujita Medical University Hospital, in Aichi prefecture central Japan, has installed ozone generators to reduce infection in waiting areas and patient rooms.The university has also performed a clinical trial of Fujifilm Holdings Corp’s Avigan drug on COVID-19 patients.last_img read more

Job ad: No co-habiting couples need apply

first_imgBacklash over job ad ruling out de facto couplesStuff 28 February 2017Family First Comment: Brilliant!“They’ll be living in a house on my property and setting an example for my daughters. I think marriage has been downgraded in our culture in the last few decades and we’re paying for it as a country. There’s a huge social cost to our country.” Although he hadn’t expected a negative reaction, Wilson said he would run the same advertisement again.”Go for it!A job ad which ruled out de facto couples has sparked a furore but the man who placed it says he was just being honest. The advertisement, for a sharemilker in Inglewood, described the position as suitable for a “married couple or exceptional single person with family support.” It also stated that “No co-habiting couples need apply.” The response to the ad was swift and scathing, with some Twitter users calling it discriminatory and illegal.But Hugh Wilson, who placed the ad, said he was just being honest about his selection criteria and hadn’t wanted to waste applicants’ time. “Unmarried couples that turned up for the job, [I could] tell them they didn’t have the job but not tell them why,” he said. “What’s honest about that? It’s wasting their time.” While he was aware of laws around discrimination on the basis of age and other factors, Wilson said he hadn’t known they applied to marital status and had wanted to attract applicants who would set a good example for his family. “I was fairly confident it wasn’t illegal,” he said. “They’ll be living in a house on my property and setting an example for my daughters. “I think marriage has been downgraded in our culture in the last few decades and we’re paying for it as a country. There’s a huge social cost to our country.” Although he hadn’t expected a negative reaction, Wilson said he would run the same advertisement again.READ MORE: ad for sharemilker in Taranaki ruling out ‘co-habiting couples’ causes criticismNZ Herald 28 February 2017READ MORE: read more

Old tax law to be reintroduced in Trinidad and Tobago

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Caribbean Newsby Global News StaffPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Hours after opposition leader Keith Rowley broke the news of the government’s move to introduce and approve legislation to approve a new property tax bill, Legal Affairs Minister Prakash Ramadhar said he fully supported the initiative.Ramadhar had been among the leading critics of the Property Taxes Bill introduced by the former People’s National Movement (PNM) government in 2009. Ramadhar said it was not true to say that the government was reintroducing the property tax.The Trinidad Express reported that Ramadhar was questioned by reporters about the bill. He said the People’s Partnership government was reverting to the law as it obtained before the property tax. Told that it was just a change of name as the two bills were very similar, Ramadhar quickly responded, “Not at all, not at all.”The new Bill proposes a seven and a half percent rate of tax for residents as opposed to three percent under the PNM bill. Sharecenter_img Share NewsRegional Old tax law to be reintroduced in Trinidad and Tobago by: – February 25, 2011 65 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Bulldogs Boys & Girls Teams Fall Short Versus Trojans

first_imgThe Bulldogs traveled to East Central to face off against the Trojans on Monday Evening losing 1-0. The conference match was played on turf and also our first time playing there off of their regular grass field.The first half went well for the Bulldogs handling possession well and finding several attempts at goal. The Trojans were quick and skilled as expected, but we held up defensively. It wasn’t until the second half that EC found the game winning goal. 36:31 the ball was sent wide and then crossed into a runner coming from deep with a long driven ball into the net. Ethan Brewer – keeper for the Bulldogs played a great game making some nice saves, keeping Batesville in the competition. As the half went on in the rough heat, Batesville lost momentum and was wore down without having the subs to keep them fresh due to several injuries this season.This was a frustrating loss for the boys, but they’re looking forward to Connersville and then sectional competitions. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Hunteman.Batesville honored their 5 seniors on Monday night as they hosted the East Central Lady Trojans with EIAC Championship hopes on the line. In a 20 minute span in the first half, East Central capitalized on multiple mistakes by the Lady Bulldogs and took a 4-0 lead into halftime. Coach Laker commented on the half, “We made a lot of mental mistakes and got outworked by East Central in the first half.” Batesville honored Ellie Cassidy, Abbey Prickel, Liz Heidlage, Carlie Werner, and Kari Reer on Senior Night. “This senior group has been a very successful group. Tonight was not a good representation of what they have achieved in their four years at BHS. They have won 53 games and have lost only 15 games in their careers. They have brought a lot of leadership, experience, and a lot of memorable moments throughout their careers. We look for them to carry us through a deep postseason run.”  In the second half, East Central took advantage of another poor clearance from the Lady Bulldogs as they scored for the 5th time in the match. Batesville would get several opportunities throughout the game, but could not find the back of the net. center_img Batesville is back at it again tomorrow night as they host Columbus North for Youth Night.last_img read more

Cole: Van Gaal can bring success

first_img Cole feels the vastly experienced Van Gaal, 62, has the gravitas to steer the club back towards the top after a season of frustration under David Moyes, who was sacked in April. Cole, speaking at bwin’s ‘Play at Old Trafford’ event, told Press Association Sport: “We are hoping this is the one that can bring us success again. “It has only been one season when we haven’t won anything – that is how crazy it is, that it is doldrums – but he has got the experience of managing at big football clubs. “He has not managed in England but experience is massive, especially at a football club of this magnitude. “He has European experience, knows how to deal with big-name players and has a history of bringing through kids as well. “To have managed at those clubs he has managed at, you need something special. “To see us playing the way we played last season was very difficult. It was upsetting and we had to take a bit of flak as well. “But that is football. We have to bounce back from that and say, ‘Next season is a new season, let’s get the show back on the road’.” Van Gaal, the former Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and current Holland coach, is widely expected to be confirmed as United’s new manager in the coming days. If appointed, the Dutchman would inherit a squad that has slipped to a low ebb after finishing seventh in the Barclays Premier League and failing to qualify for the Champions League. Press Association Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole believes Louis van Gaal could be the man to “get the show back on the road” at Old Trafford. The obvious void for United next season will be the lack of European football. Next season will be United’s first outside the Champions League, a competition they won in 1999 and 2008, since 1995-96. Cole fears that could have a negative impact when it comes to signing players this summer. Cole, a member of United’s treble-winning 1999 side, said: “To try to entice players to come to Manchester United without the European Cup, they are going to have to do some salemanship. “That could be tough. The European Cup is a massive competition and all the top players want to play in it. “Fingers crossed we will be able to get the players we need to make us compete next season for the Premier League and to get back into Europe. “This is one of the biggest football clubs in the world. To not have European football next year – I don’t know what I am going to do with my Wednesdays! No Man Utd in the European Cup? It doesn’t sound right.” Cole’s former team-mate Peter Schmeichel does not think the current squad needs a major overhaul, but also believes the hand of an experienced manager is essential. Schmeichel, United’s goalkeeper from 1991 to 1999, said: “It looks like it is going to be Van Gaal and it is going to be announced some time soon. “If it is him it is a very strong, experienced manager. I think it is probably what the club wants now – someone with a direction, someone who can take charge and someone who has experience enough to withstand whatever pressures he would be facing. “It is not major surgery that is needed, just little tweaks that if you combine can have an enormous effect. I don’t think we are a million miles away. “But I still think we need to sign players for a variety of reasons. “First of all we need players, then we also need new inspiration and then we need, as a football club, to make statements. “We need to say, ‘Yes we had a bad season but we have got the powers to attract the top players’. “I think those kind of statements are very important, to supporters, the outside world and to the squad. “That would go a long way to restoring some of the confidence the squad lost in the season just gone.” last_img read more

GOA piles on support for Rugby

first_imgTHE Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) on Saturday was given a financial boost by the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) as both their men’s and women’s squads prepare for this weekend’s Rugby America’s North (RAN) 7s Championship.Set for Trinidad and Tobago, both teams are currently in training for the two-day event with the men’s team departing on Tuesday and the ladies on Thursday for the tournament,set for the St Mary’s College Sports Ground in Port of Spain.During a simple ceremony at the National Park over the weekend, Vice- President of the GOA, Noel Adonis handed over a cheque valued at $1.2M to Secretary of the union, Petal Grant.According to Adonis, the money is to offset expenses incurred by the teams during the tournament.Being a former president, he reminded of the prestige and honour that comes with taking a title of that calibre.President of the union, Peter Green expressed gratitude to the GOA but in the same breath noted that the GRFU is still in the red by approximately half of a million dollars.Apart from the actual tournament, there will be a variety of administrative and educational events to further develop rugby.Meanwhile, the pool-draw which was released recently, has 14 nations in the men’s event where the teams have been divided into two groups of four and two groups of three.Guyana’s Green Machine will be up against Jamaica, Turks and Caicos and Martinique in Group D.In the women’s category with two groups of five, Guyana’s team will be in Group B with hosts,Trinidad and Tobago,along with Mexico, Bahamas and the Dominican Republic.last_img read more

Man United slips to 6th in Forbes’ Most Valuable Sports Teams

first_img Source: Manchester United have slipped to 6th position in Forbes’ Top 50 richest sports teams in the world. The Red Devils previously occupied second position in the 2018 edition.Real Madrid and Barcelona have both moved above United, who fall out of the top 5.The American NFL side, Dallas Cowboys, tops the list with a value of $5 billion with the majority of revenue generated from TV Broadcasts and sponsorship deals.Real Madrid and Barcelona make the top 5 as they place third and fourth respectively.The top five comprises of Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, Real Madrid, Barcelona and New York Knicks.Manchester United are just outside of the top five as they place sixth on the list.Among the top fifty richest teams comprises of eight football teams with four of them being English Premier League clubs.Real Madrid has a value of $4.24 billion, Barcelona also has a value of $4.02 billion, and Manchester United who sits sixth is valued at $3.81 billion.Bayern Munich comes 17th with $3.02 billion, Sheikh Mansour and his club, Manchester United comes at 25th position with $2.69 billion.Chelsea places 32nd with a value of $2.58 billion, Arsenal is 42nd on the top 50 list with $2.27 billion and Liverpool makes the list at 45th with a value of $2.18 billion.Per the list, Manchester United still remains the richest English club but is behind Real Madrid and Barcelona.last_img read more

NBA Draft 2019: 6 things we learned from Zion Williamson’s pre-draft interview

first_imgWhen his name is called Thursday night, and it will be called first in the 2019 NBA Draft, Zion Williamson isn’t sure how he’ll react.It’s the one uncertainty he admitted to before an assembled throng of reporters Wednesday at the league’s pre-draft media availability in midtown Manhattan. “Honestly, I don’t know. I don’t know how I’m going to react,” he said. “I don’t know if I’m going to cry or have this giant smile on my face.”We’ll see tomorrow night. But I know I’m very excited about it.” Related News NBA Draft 2019 rumors: Pelicans discussing trading up to No. 2 to pair Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett NBA Draft 2019: Zion Williamson not looking to fill LeBron James’ shoes 6. He did not order the kid’s meal at Commander’s Palace.Williams ate at the world-renowned (and James Beard Award-winning) New Orleans restaurant with Pelicans brass last week as a part of his pre-draft visit.“I’ve been seeing some people saying I got chicken tenders,” he said. “No, that was my 5-year-old brother that did that. I got fried shrimp with some mashed potatoes.” Outside of that admission, Williamson offered a mix of self-assessment, draft scouting and, yes, humor as he patiently and calmly answered a half-hour’s worth of questions from the media. There were not huge reveals. But there were a few telling comments.Zion Williamson should be used to this by now. #NBA #Pelicans— Justin Walters (@JustinWaltersTV) June 19, 2019Here’s a half-dozen things we learned from Zion Williamson on Wednesday:1. He’s not just a physical specimen.You’ve no doubt seen the vast array of rim-rattling dunks, altered shots made from awkward angles and, yes, his head rim-high on the defensive end.But the physical side is only part of the story.”One thing I’m good at is just my will to win,” Williamson said. “I feel like when I want to win, I’ll do things, I’ll do whatever I need to do to win.”2. He’s not “the next.”As the projected No. 1 pick (he was careful to couch most of his answers with “if” he’s the top pick), Williamson is hearing a lot of comparisons with NBA superstars who’ve come before him. That’s fine, but he’s out to cut his own incomparable path.”Honestly, with the comparison stuff, it’s nice, it’s cool, but I don’t look into it,” he said. “I just look to be myself. I’m not trying to be nobody.”I’m just trying to be the first Zion.”All smiles! 😃📸@Zionwilliamson x #NBADraft— NBA (@NBA) June 19, 20193. He’s not feeling any pressure as the projected top pick.Seemingly relaxed and frequently smiling during the 30-minute interview with a densely packed group of reporters, Williamson appeared thoroughly at ease with the world he’s in now and the one he is about to be the center of.”I don’t really see the pressure,” he said. “I’m doing what I love to do, and that’s play basketball. I don’t try to live up to nobody’s expectations. They can set them there, I don’t try to live up to them.”I just try to be me, be the best version of myself that I can be.”4. He thinks former Duke teammate R.J. Barrett will shine in the NBA …But enough about Zion. The pre-draft media availability was in New York, after all. So, just spitballing here, if the Knicks were to draft Barrett, would he live up to fans’ high expectations?  “R.J. is cold-blooded. He’s built for people doubting him or telling him he’s not ready. R.J. is built for that,” Williamson said. “I got to see it first-hand at Duke. I don’t doubt R.J. in the slightest. If he gets drafted out here, he’s going to come out here and handle his business.”I think they’ll get a great player.”Catching up at #NBADraft media circuit…@RjBarrett6 x @Zionwilliamson x @igotgame_12— NBA (@NBA) June 19, 20195. … and former AAU teammate (and fellow South Carolinian) Ja Morant is a revelation.Williamson recounted Morant’s ability to make a pass that would surprise even its intended target: Williamson.”I’d make backdoor cuts, and I didn’t think he would see me,” Williamson recalled. “But he’d put it in the perfect spot.”Can I sit here and say I knew Ja would be this good? I can’t say that. I knew he’d be good but not to this level. For him to be here and to be like a top-three pick, it means a lot to me, it means a lot to the state of South Carolina.” NBA Draft 2019 rumors: Knicks rejected Hawks’ offer for No. 3 picklast_img read more

TOGETHER! Brings Mentoring into Tumwater Schools

first_imgFacebook59Tweet0Pin0Submitted by TOGETHER!Most of us remember middle school as a time of difficult social dynamics and personal embarrassment, but some of us had it harder than others.  Students who experience higher numbers of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) such as poverty, homelessness, food instability, divorce, substance abuse in the home, or any form of child abuse have a much higher likelihood of behavioral, social and academic difficulties in school.There are, however, protective factors that can mitigate the effects of these ACEs, and having a positive adult ally who is consistently present and really cares is right at the top of the list.Having a positive adult mentor can make a big difference during the tumultuous middle school years. Photo credit: Kaylie RothLocal nonprofit TOGETHER! has teamed up with Tumwater School District to do something about the impact of ACEs at this complicated stage of life. As part of their Community Schools program, which works to integrate school & community resources to support all students and their families, they are piloting a school-based mentoring program designed to support students as they transition from elementary into middle school.The program is called Pathmakers and is being piloted this year at Michael T. Simmons Elementary School. Volunteer mentors will work with their mentees during the 5th and 6th grade years in both group and one-on-one activities that promote social-emotional learning skills such as emotional awareness, healthy communication, and collaborative problem-solving. If you’re interested in being a mentor or would like to learn more, click here to visit our website, or call Cynthia Spencer at 360-493-2230 x108.TOGETHER! is a local nonprofit organization that advances the health and well-being of all youth through impactful programs that align with their core values of equity, mobilization, and systems change. They partner with schools, local governments and other community organizations to provide services such as free after-school and drop-in programs, in-school resource coordination, health promotion, and substance abuse prevention. For more information about our programs and how you can be involved, please visit read more

The Spanish Football Federation also asks to postpone the Games

first_imgA few minutes after the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation requested, as the United States or Great Britain did, through a statement the postponement of the Tokyo Games, after consulting the opinion of their athletes, Now it is the Spanish Football Federation who is joining this same request, which has already been transferred to the COE. The FEF has made it public through the following statement:“The president of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales, transmitted the request for postponement of the next Olympic Games to Juan Antonio Samaranch. He did it at the meeting held together with other Spanish sports federations and to which he was called by the president of the COE, Alejandro Blanco. The president of Spanish football asked that all efforts be focused on supporting our Administration in the fight against COVID-19. At this time, health must prevail over any other issue and we must be on the side of our Government.Sport is our reason for being, but now it must be in the background. We continue to work for football and solutions for this sector, however, now the duty as Spaniards is to stay together and suspend all sports events, as from the first moment it was done by this Federation regarding those competitions over which it has competence.We show our pain for the victims of this pandemic, our condolences to the relatives, our encouragement for the health workers and the State Security Forces and Bodies and all those who are maintaining the services of the citizens, while remaining at the disposal of the authorities and we offer to collaborate in everything that is considered. “last_img read more

Boys’ Town’s Nicholson is RSPL’s top marksman

first_imgBoys’ Town’s Shamar Nicholson is the leading marksman in the Red Stripe Premier League after 17 rounds of matches. Nicholson, who earned a point for his club with a late strike against league leaders Montego Bay United on Wednesday, has scored nine times, one more than Tivoli Gardens’ Jermaine Johnson. Montego Bay’s Dino Williams has seven goals while Elton Thompson of Tivoli Gardens and Rochane Smith of UWI FC have six each. The top five are followed by Francois Swaby (Humble Lion) 5, Phillip Peddie (Maverley-Hughenden) 5, Newton Sterling (Arnett Gardens) 4, Ranique Muir (Harbour View) 4, Wolry Wolfe (Humble Lion) 4, Rohan Richards (Jamalco) 4, Roshane Sharpe (Jamalco) 4, Nicholas Scott (Maverley-Hughenden) 4, Rodico Wellington (Maverley-Hughenden) 4, Allan Ottey (Montego Bay United) 4, Anthony Greenland (UWI FC) 4, and Kemar Beckford (Waterhouse) 4.last_img read more

Kenya loses hosting rights to African soccer tournament

first_imgKenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, left, accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto, right, leaves after speaking to the media at State House in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Kenya’s electoral commission has announced it has moved the date for a fresh presidential election to Oct 26. The electoral commission had earlier set Oct 17 as the date for the fresh poll after the Supreme Court invalidated President Uhuru Kenyatta’s August re-election and ordered a rerun within 60 days. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)ACCRA, Ghana — Kenya was stripped of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship because of delays in its preparations and the Confederation of African Football opened a new bidding process on Sunday, giving itself just a week to find a new country.The Confederation of African Football cited “accumulated delays” in Kenya’s preparations for CHAN early next year, the continental championship for players playing in their home leagues. It’s the No. 2 tournament for national teams in Africa behind the African Cup of Nations.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees CAF made the decision to take the tournament away from Kenya at an executive committee meeting in Accra, Ghana, on Saturday.“With an overwhelming majority of the members present, it was decided to withdraw the hosting rights of the competition from Kenya in the light of accumulated delays from reports of the various inspection missions conducted in the country, the last of which took place from 11 to 17 September 2017,” CAF said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCountries seeking to step in as replacement host must submit applications by next Sunday, said CAF, which was forced into a fast-tracked bidding process with the tournament scheduled to be played from Jan. 12-Feb. 4.Morocco, which is bidding to host the 2026 World Cup, has been touted as a possible replacement host because of its relatively established infrastructure. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ DAY6 is for everybody Africa has had a succession of problems with host countries for its tournaments.South Africa had to step in to host the 2013 African Cup of Nations after Libya conceded it wouldn’t be able to. Equatorial Guinea took over the 2015 African Cup after Morocco withdrew over fears of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Libya again withdrew as host for this year’s edition and Gabon was given the tournament on short notice.The next three hosts for the African Cup were all decided by the former leadership of CAF: Cameroon in 2019, Ivory Coast in 2021 and Guinea in 2023.CAF was forced to re-open the bidding process for the 2020 Women’s African Cup of Nations after no bids were received on time. The 2019 under-23 African Cup was given to Egypt because it was the only country to submit a “complete” application, CAF said.The poor quality of African candidates to host soccer tournaments reflects badly on Morocco, which is challenging the joint North American bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada for the 2026 World Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kenya’s preparations for the 16-team tournament were already troubled before its presidential elections held in August were nullified and a re-vote was ordered. That re-vote is scheduled for next month, and the political instability has meant preparations for the soccer tournament have been further undermined.Only one of the stadiums meant to host games has been deemed ready and Kenya’s government only approved a $40 million budget to host the tournament last week, with just four months to go until kickoff.Also at its meeting Saturday, CAF decided to open a tender process to recruit an audit firm to examine Cameroon’s preparations for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, Africa’s top soccer event.Like Kenya, Cameroon’s readiness to host the Cup of Nations has been under scrutiny. CAF said it needs to examine the state of Cameroon’s “infrastructure to host the tournament,” with the 2019 Cup of Nations the first to be expanded from 16 to 24 teams.CAF president Ahmad, who goes by just one name, said that Cameroon would remain 2019 host for now.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide No Mercy: Lesnar retains Universal title in toughest test yet View commentslast_img read more

Verutiao impresses in first start for Arellano

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “There was extreme pressure for me, and I told myself that this is my chance,” said Verutiao. “This is my opportunity to play and I’ll just follow what coach tells me every step of the way.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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 LATEST STORIEScenter_img Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Arellano Lady Chief Sarah Verutiao.Arellano head coach Obet Javier gave Sarah Verutiao a chance to orchestrate the offense in the start of their title retention bid in the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament, and the move paid instant dividends.Verutiao, who was filling in for the injured Rhea Ramirez, put up 28 excellent sets steering the Lady Chiefs to a three-set win over Mapua, 25-10, 25-17, 25-13.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Embiid shakes off sprained hand as Sixers edge Spurs MOST READ “I think everything happens for a reason,” said the former setter from University of Santo Tomas in Filipino Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “Of course I’m really thankful for the chance and the trust he gave me and my teammates.”Javier believe that with Ramirez sidelined, it’s the best time for Verutiao to display her skills.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 folk“We’re trying our offense with Sara at the lead while Rhea’s still resting her shoulder injury,” said Javier in Filipino. “As long as Sara’s been performing well for us, she’ll be our setter until Rhea can come back.”And with a bigger role, Verutiao admitted she felt the pressure when Javier told her she’d be starting the game in the season opener.last_img read more

Skate with Olympians tomorrow at the Pomeroy Sport Centre

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Residents of Fort St. John will have the chance to experience something that most people could only dream about at the Pomeroy Sport Centre on Thursday.That something is sharing the ice with a group of Canadian Olympians. The Canadian Olympic Team, who is in Fort St. John right now, is holding an official meet and greet with residents of the Energetic City from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.At the meet and greet, residents will be encouraged to lace up skates and get on the ice with the Olympians. If residents don’t have their own skates, they can borrow a pair of speed skates from the Fort St. John Elks Speed Skating Club.- Advertisement -Residents must bring helmets and gloves if they wish to participate. Skate aids and strollers will not be allowed on the ice.Olympians will be available for autographs as well as pictures during the skate.last_img read more

Pac-10 may be the best around

first_imgSouthern California’s Tim Floyd said he couldn’t imagine a better seventh-place team in the nation than Washington, prompting Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar to say: “I wouldn’t say I disagree. If they had a tournament for all seventh-place teams, hopefully we would hold our own.” The Pac-10 tournament starts today at the Staples Center. Pac-10 TournamentFirst Round Tonight: Staples Center, 6 p.m. FSN And Ben Howland, coach of top-seeded UCLA, expressed the opinion that six Pac-10 teams are a lock to play in the NCAA tournament, no matter what happens in the conference tournament. That’s usually the mantra of the Big East, Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference about now. “I was in the Big East for four years – that’s a point of reference for me,” Howland said. Six Pac-10 teams have played in the NCAA tournament only once before – in 2002. Five were chosen on four occasions, most recently in 2003. Three played in 2004, and four were picked in each of the past two years. Seven of the league’s 10 teams have at least 18 wins, and those seven went a combined 71-12 against non-conference opponents. “Hopefully we’ll be rewarded for being a very, very tough conference,” Kent said. “We’ve kind of beaten up on each other.” Perhaps that explains why only three teams are ranked among the nation’s top 25 this week – No. 4 UCLA, No. 11 Washington State and No. 16 Oregon. Each of the top seven teams were ranked at one time or another this season. Eighth-seeded California (14-16, 6-12 Pac-10) faces ninth-seeded Oregon State (11-20, 3-15) and seventh-seeded Washington (18-12, 8-10) meets 10th-seeded Arizona State (8-21, 2-16) Wednesday night to begin the tournament. Four games will be played Thursday. The semifinals are Friday night and the finals Saturday. “I feel like we should be in the (NCAA) tournament – win or lose,” said Stanford’s Trent Johnson, whose team appears to be the only one of the top six that could be bypassed. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – The Pac-10 usually finds itself down the list when conferences are being evaluated at this time of year. Not this season. Lute Olson, completing his 24th year at Arizona, called the Pac-10 the toughest its ever been during a conference call Tuesday. Ernie Kent, finishing his 10th season at Oregon, added: “I think it’s the No. 1 conference in the country. If it’s not No. 1, it’s No. 2.” last_img read more

Memo raises questions on LAPD ruling

first_img While the LAPD will continue to release the names of officers involved in shootings – as most agencies do – the commission decided to take officers’ names out of the detailed reports prepared by the chief of police after every use of force. The reports had long been available through California Public Records Act requests, and the media and watchdog groups used their context and detail to track misconduct and hold the department accountable. The police officers union threatened to sue, however, saying the reports should be kept confidential. The panel decided to keep releasing them while redacting the names. Commissioners have said they wanted to protect officers’ privacy while serving the public with anonymous summaries of their use-of-force reviews posted to the Internet. The Police Protective League says it will keep fighting any release of the chief’s reports. Union General Counsel Hank Hernandez said the documents are based on officers’ compelled statements and include analysis of their performance that should be kept private. The city attorney memo draws a fine distinction on that point. Courts might find that specific analysis of the propriety of an individual officer’s actions could be privileged personnel information, Llewellyn wrote. However, the memo noted that the force reviews function as wider appraisals of the LAPD as an organization and often result in changes to department policy and procedures. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Before the Police Commission decided behind closed doors to withhold from the public the names of officers who are accused of using serious force, city lawyers advised the panelists that the law is unsettled and they could lean toward officer privacy or public transparency, according to a confidential legal memo obtained Friday. In deciding to withhold the names, the commission has said it acted on advice from the City Attorney’s Office, and reinforced its decision with a public vote earlier this week. “It raises lots of questions and it does not appear to be an area of law where there is one clear-cut obvious answer,” Jack Weiss, a former federal prosecutor and chairman of the council’s Public Safety Committee, said of the City Attorney’s memo on the issue. While Weiss would not release the memo, after reviewing it he introduced a motion that would allow for it to be made public by waiving attorney-client privilege. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The council could take up the motion next week, but in the meantime the Police Commission scheduled a special hearing for Monday to discuss the matter. The panel may or may not vote on releasing the city attorney’s report, said Police Commission Executive Director Richard Tefank. “I’m not prepared to talk about the city attorney’s opinion because the document is still confidential as far as we’re concerned,” he said. A copy obtained by the Daily News shows that city lawyers stressed that the panel had to decide on its own whether to side with officer privacy or openness in government. “The current state of the law is unsettled with respect to exactly where to draw the line between these competing interests,” read the report by Chief Deputy City Attorney Richard Llewellyn. “And in fact several recent appellate cases are currently under review by the California Supreme Court.” last_img read more