Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles “I’m surprised of the three San Sebastian players. They can play and they just play. The same goes with St. Benilde. They really enjoyed their time even if they came from different schools,” he said, praising the attitude of San Sebastian’s Ian Valdez, Kevin Baytan, and Alvin Baetiong, as well as St. Benilde’s JJ Domingo, Edward Dixon, and Gerard Castor.With the midseason festivities now done with, Fernandez’ focus is back in the second round as San Beda returns to action against St. Benilde.“We know the second round will come on Tuesday. We’re enjoying this now and tomorrow, we’ll already focus on the second round,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Fernandez was finally able to get one against Robinson, as the Saints team, made up of stars from San Beda, Letran, San Sebastian, Perpetual, and St. Benilde, escaped the late rally from the Heroes crew, comprised of standouts from Lyceum, JRU, EAC, Arellano, and Mapua.The Red Lion mentor the rare chance to have players like Rey Nambatac, Bong Quinto, and eventual All-Star MVP Prince Eze in his team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“They’re really good. You know them when you’re facing against them, but once you coach them, you can really see their basketball IQ,” he said.Fernandez was also caught by surprise with how the unheralded players from the Golden Stags and the Blazers worked hard in practice. Coach Boyet Fernandez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Beda coach Boyet Fernandez isn’t putting too much thought his victory over Topex Robinson when his Saints prevailed over the Heroes, 84-80, in the 2017 NCAA All-Star Game on Friday.“It’s a different situation. Even though Topex is coaching the other team, it’s still an All-Star game and we’re just enjoying today’s game. It’s for the fans and the students of the member schools of the NCAA,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT PBA: Globalport stuns TNT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles
Category: gzianuamasoamfuy Muguruza says top ranking no longer ‘that important’
Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Spain’s Garbine Muguruza celebrates winning her quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Russia’s Maria Sharapova in two sets 6-2, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza said on Wednesday that she now gives “less importance” to becoming the world number one ahead of her French Open semi-final with Simona Halep.Former number one Muguruza takes on current incumbent Halep on Thursday with the winner to be assured of the top ranking as well as a place in the Roland Garros final.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Messi in middle of Israel-Palestinian spat over scrapped match Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? There were five players in with a chance of supplanting Halep at the start of the tournament, but Caroline Wozniacki, Elina Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova and Caroline Garcia all failed to make the quarter-finals.The 24-year-old Muguruza holds a 3-1 record over Halep, with the winner of the last-four clash to face either Sloane Stephens or her fellow American Madison Keys in the final.Muguruza, the 2016 French Open champion, was world number one for four weeks from September 11 to October 8 last year.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial But the Spaniard doesn’t feel it is held in such high regard as five different players have been ranked the world’s best player in the last 12 months.“I mean, it’s not that important, because it’s constantly this thing going on, you know… since last year,” she said after a crushing 6-2, 6-1 last-eight victory over Maria Sharapova in Paris.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“So I give less importance to that. Like, before, I gave it a lot of importance so that’s why you’re fighting every week, and I got there.“And now it’s just — it’s good to be able to play all the time for that, but every week there is a new chance, there is a new thing.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina
Category: gzianuamasoamfuy Despite solid imports, preparation cause of concern for Mighty Sports ahead of Dubai tilt
Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Joining Odom, Morris and the prolific Brownlee are former PBA players Jett Manuel and Joseph Yeo, University of the Philippines star Juan Gomez de Liano, La Salle standout Santi Santillan, and College of St. Benilde swingman Justin Gutang, who had an impressive rookie season in the NCAA.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Top of golf now belongs to youth The clock strikes midnight in Dubai, ushers in the new year PLAY LIST 01:09The clock strikes midnight in Dubai, ushers in the new year00:50Trending Articles00:52Phivolcs: Taal eruption won’t trigger tremors from West Valley Fault02:14Carpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tiu said his team still has a ton of work to do while also being pressed for time ahead of the Dubai International Basketball Tournament slated on February 1.He said with roughly three weeks left before the tournament, the squad has yet to practice together.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“That’s a big challenge, while other teams have been playing together for a couple of years now we will only have at least seven practice days. I think we need a miracle this time,” said Tiu, who is preparing for the possibility of facing Middle East powerhouses Jordan national team and Al Riyadi of Lebanon.Mighty Sports team owner Alex Wongchuking also expressed his concerns over the lack of preparation time. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Mighty Sports has the tools with reinforcements in Lamar Odom, Justin Brownlee and Randolph Morris teaming up with bright young stars and former pros.But coach Charles Tiu knows talent alone isn’t enough to win.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying “When they will all arrive, they will only have a week of preparation, and that is our biggest concern right now. We can’t rely on talent alone, there must be a good chemistry,” said Wongchuking.Odom, on Instagram, vowed to help Mighty Sports win the title.Tiu, though, would want to see what kind of condition Odom is in first.“We really don’t know his condition yet,” said Tiu. “Working out is very different from actual game.”The 39-year-old Odom won two NBA championships as a key member of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010 but he has been out of the basketball circuit since suiting up for Spanish club Laboral Kutxa Baskonia in the EuroLeague in 2014.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Category: gzianuamasoamfuy Christians observe Ash Wednesday to usher in Lent
Christians around the world, including Guyana, on Wednesday made their way down to their respective places of worship to participate in the Ash Wednesday service which commemorates the first day of Lent.Lent is usually observed for 46 days prior to Easter. While it is called the 40 days of Lent; in actuality, it is 46 days since Sundays are not counted.The period is significant for Christians as it represents the number of days according to the Bible that Jesus Christ fasted – 40 days.Ash Wednesday is observed by fasting, abstinence from meat, and repentance – a day of contemplating one’s transgressions.Catholics being marked with the symbolic cross on the forehead during an Ash Wednesday service at the Cathedral of the Immaculate ConceptionAshes are used to mark churchgoers on the forehead with a sign of the cross, to symbolise repentance for sin. The ashes are collected from burnt palms from the last Palm Sunday.Lent usually ends on Holy Saturday, which is the day before Easter Sunday when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.Guyana Times visited the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Brickdam, Georgetown, and the St George’s Cathedral.Assistant Parish Priest of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Father Carl Philadelphia, explained that in Guyana and all over the world, Christians begin Lent and Lent is a season of observance of “self-denial where we begin our fasting, praying and giving arms.”Bishop of the Diocese of Guyana, Father Charles Davidson places the sign of the cross on parishioners’ foreheads at the St George’s Cathedral on WednesdayThe Priest shared that the period is observed by Christians so that they can be like Christ, who himself fasted for 40 days before he was crucified.The Christian leader added that persons tend to get carried away with Lent being associated with giving up food but explained that followers can give up anything.It was further explained by him that Christians pool the money they save during the self-denial period and would give it to the poor.Meanwhile, Guyana Times caught up with a few persons who will be participating in the 40-day fast.One mother, who gave her name only as Laura, said she travelled to Georgetown all the way from the Linden Highway to make it to the service.An elderly man, St Claire Griffith, said he usually attends the service with his wife. He shared, “From my understanding it is the beginning of the season where you make some sacrifices unto the Lord. Once you believe in Lent as such it ought not to be hard for you to make a sacrifice”.Ann-Marie, a Christian young lady, said she has been observing Lent for several years. “Ash Wednesday is basically when God starts His journey to give his life for us and to take away all our sins and for Lent we give up something or we fast but it has to mean something to you”.
Category: gzianuamasoamfuy Arsenal team news v Southampton: Changes in midfield and attack for wary Wenger?
1 Arsene Wenger has played it just about right during Arsenal’s busy festive period, winning two games from two, but he faces a difficult decision ahead of the Gunners’ tricky trip to Southampton on New Year’s Day.Arsenal’s injury problems have lessened as December as unfolded, but Wenger remains without his midfield trio of Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey.The Gunners’ chief conceded that his squad for the St Mary’s clash is “basically the same that played at West Ham”, but warned that while he wants to keep his players fresh, he remains cautious over rotation, commenting that it can “destabilise” a team.Nevertheless, in his pre-match press conference, the Frenchman confirmed that Tomas Rosicky is back in the first team fold, having been rested for the victory over West Ham.With Olivier Giroud suspended and Yaya Sanogo injured, expect to see Alexis Sanchez in a central role.Although there are some doubts over Danny Welbeck’s fitness, the England man should be fit enough to start against Southampton, while there could also be a start for former Saints’ prodigy Theo Walcott.The England man has been struggling with a slight thigh complaint, but Wenger hinted that he could make a surprise return to the starting XI. Arsene Wenger is wary of squad rotation
Category: gzianuamasoamfuy Nasri to miss Arsenal reunion as Man City star ruled out for up to four weeks
1 Samir Nasri could be sidelined for up to a month with a calf injury, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has announced.The French playmaker picked up the problem in training this week and will miss Sunday’s Premier League clash with his former club Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.He is also set to be absent for the trip to title rivals Chelsea later this month.Asked how long Nasri will be out, Pellegrini said: “Around three weeks or a month. Before that (playing) is difficult.”City are already without key midfielder Yaya Toure and new signing Wilfried Bony, who are both away with the Ivory Coast at the African Cup of Nations, for the clash with Arsenal.But Pellegrini will welcome back captain Vincent Kompany and strikers Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero as they bid to keep up the pressure on leaders Chelsea. Samir Nasri
Category: gzianuamasoamfuy Will a leave of absence jeopardize my job?
Question: My mother is ailing, and I believe that it is critical for me to take off time from work to help her. My boss has told me that she understands the situation but would like me to be at work as much as possible. Can I get fired for taking a leave of absence? – F.S., Hawthorne Answer: California law allows workers who meet certain criteria to take a leave of absence of up to 12 weeks during a one-year period if a parent is undergoing treatment in a hospital, hospice or other health-care facility. The leave of absence often is unpaid (although health insurance will continue), but a program known as Paid Family Leave might come into play. There are criteria to qualify for leave, whether paid or unpaid. Typically the employee has to have been employed by the employer for a set period of time, logged a certain amount of hours and be working for an employer with 50 or more employees. My first thought, therefore, is to make sure you know your rights. So, I encourage you to talk with an attorney. My second thought is for you to then talk things out with your employer to learn what may be available (or what the employer might do for you). A Web site that summarizes the basics is published by the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (www.dfeh.ca.gov). Type phrases such as “Paid Family Leave” or “Family Care Leave” in the search box. In terms of whether or not you could be fired for taking a leave of absence, I would have to learn more about your employer and your employment. Most employees are “at will” and can be let go without cause. On the other hand, you may well have rights you can exercise, and firing you would be improper. So, once again I recommend you find your way to suitable counsel. Q: Do I need a license to fish off the pier? – K.G., Redondo Beach A: No, in California you do not need a license if you are fishing off a public pier. Q: Our divorce is just about final. It dawned on me that my will lists my husband both as an executor and a beneficiary in the event of my death. Does that still apply once he is no longer my husband? – D.L., Rolling Hills Estates A: Unless your will provides otherwise, the divorce revokes any provision which names your ex-spouse as an executor or a beneficiary (California Probate Code Section 6l22). But this does not apply to the beneficiary designations for individual retirement accounts, or for life insurance. Those would have to be changed. Personal property lien When you obtain judgment against someone, such as in Small Claims Court, you are allowed to record an Abstract of Judgment in the County Records that will be a lien on the debtor’s real property, but you also may file a personal property lien with the California Secretary of State’s Office. The personal property lien attaches to non-exempt personal property sufficient to satisfy the judgment, and thus can be another tool in seeking to collect on the judgment. For more information, visit the Secretary of State’s Web site at www.sos.ca.gov. Under “California Business Portal,” select “UCC” (Uniform Commercial Code). Some forms are available under “Forms & Fees.” Ron Sokol is a Manhattan Beach-based attorney with 29 years of experience who has arbitrated and mediated many cases. His column appears each Wednesday. E-mail questions and comments to him at RonSEsq@aol.com or mail to him at Ask The Lawyer, Daily Breeze, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077. This column is a summary of the law, and not a substitute for legal consultation on any particular case.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Category: gzianuamasoamfuy Dog that bit mailman likely to be euthanized
“It is my determination that Chucky is a dangerous dog and should not be allowed to return to (owner) Mr. Brennan’s care,” wrote Linda Cessna, the deputy community development director who presided over the so-called vicious dog hearing on Sept. 10. Ryan Brennan has until the end of the month to appeal the ruling to the city’s Environmental Quality Commission. “I am not planning on appealing, but my friends are,” said 23-year-old Brennan. “I’m pretty much leaving it up to my friends to appeal. We don’t feel that we were given a fair trial.” Brennan, who refers to Chucky as his son, said he felt Cessna did not consider the testimony he and friends and family gave at the hearing when making her decision. “Linda doesn’t want to listen, so maybe someone else will listen to us from an unbiased standpoint,” he said from his home on Amapola Avenue, where Chucky attacked 60-year- TORRANCE: Official rules only acceptance by a nonurban animal sanctuary can save the pit bull. By Megan Bagdonas STAFF WRITER The pit bull that bit a mail carrier’s face in Torrance will be killed unless his owner can find an animal sanctuary that will accept him, the city of Torrance has ruled. old mail carrier Moon Choi on Aug. 20. “I’m trying to save my son’s life. Yes, he’s a scary looking 100-pound dog, but he’s not vicious.” Brennan maintains his dog is loving and sociable, and the incident that left Choi with 100 stitches on the right side of his face was an anomaly. Cessna did not return phone calls Monday. The ruling allows for the dog’s life to be spared only if Brennan can find a reputable animal sanctuary outside of an urban area to accept the dog. That could prove difficult. “Everybody’s full, and no- body will touch a pit bull, especially one that’s bit somebody – that’s a red flag,” said Marilyn Lofgren, owner of P.R.O.U.D., an animal rescue shelter 20 miles south of Fresno. “I have 150 dogs here, and taking a chance on one of them getting bit or killed isn’t worth it, so I would have to decline (Chucky). I hate to say that, and it breaks my heart, but I have to look after the safety of the other animals.” Lofgren says she turns down about 15 people a day looking to leave their pets at her 100-acre sanctuary. Meanwhile, the director of an animal sanctuary 12 miles east of San Bernardino said she wouldn’t even consider Chucky. “We take all kinds of dogs, from Chihuahuas to Great Danes, but we won’t take the big aggressive dogs,” said Mary Cutherell of All Breed Rescue. “There’s so many really nice dogs put to sleep every year because there’s not room for them. A pit bull that bit somebody would just be taking the place of a nice animal.” Chucky, a white-and-brindle pit bull, has been kept at the county animal shelter in Carson since the day he jumped over a 4
Category: gzianuamasoamfuy SINN FEIN ATTACK McCONALOGUE’S COMMENTS ON PRESCRIPTION CHARGES
Deputy Pádraig MacLochlainn has branded comments made by Fianna Fáil’s Deputy Charlie McConalogue about government inaction over prescription charges as ‘completely hypocritical’ and ‘brass-necked’.Deputy Padraig Mac LochlainnDeputy MacLochlainn made the comments following a statement issued by Deputy McConalogue in which he criticises the current government over their failure to abolish prescription charges for medical card holders.The Sinn Fein TD says the remarks are completely hypocritical given the fact that prescription charges for those with medical cards were first introduced under the previous Fianna Fáil led government back in 2010. Deputy MacLochlainn said “This week’s comments from Deputy Charlie McConalogue concerning prescription charges for medical card holders and the failure of the current government to fulfil its pledge to scrap the controversial charge show that the Fianna Fáil Deputy clearly has a very short term memory.”“In making his damning remarks, Deputy McConalogue seems to have forgotten that it was under the previous Fianna Fáil government that prescription charges for people with medical cards were first introduced.”“The very fact that Deputy McConalogue was a sitting Fianna Fáil Councillor at the time when the government first brought in these charges shows the complete hypocrisy of his statement this week in which he slams the current administration for continuing to implement the charge.”“While it is true that the charge has increased steadily over the years, including under the current Fine Gael/Labour government, Fianna Fáil cannot distance themselves from the levy – and that includes Deputy McConalogue. I think it’s fair to say that the prize for brass-neck of the week award goes to the Deputy on the back of his comments.” “Unlike Fianna Fáil, my own party Sinn Féin has always been opposed to the charge, and in their Alternative Budget last year Fianna Fáil did not show how the party planned to make up the cost of its phased removal.”“While I of course welcome the fact that Deputy McConalogue and his Fianna Fáil colleagues have decided to make a U-Turn on this issue and have finally accepted that Sinn Féin’s position on this has always been the correct one, I do find his comments this week completely hypocritical and brass-necked.”SINN FEIN ATTACK McCONALOGUE’S COMMENTS ON PRESCRIPTION CHARGES was last modified: September 25th, 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:Charlie McConalogueDeputy Padraig MacLochlainndonegalprescription charges
Category: gzianuamasoamfuy QPR manager defends chairman
Manager Mark Hughes has leapt to the defence of QPR chairman Tony Fernandes following recent claims the club will face a financial catastrophe if relegated.A number of players were signed this season with no relegation clause in their contract, leaving Rangers facing the prospect of having to continue paying massive salaries in the Championship.Chairman Fernandes was determined to spend big.That has led to reports the club may be left with an unmanageable wage bill.But Hughes said: “I know for a fact that’s not the case. Tony Fernandes would never do that to QPR. That’s not what he’s about.“Contracts were drawn up and offered to players with the view that we wanted to stay in the Premier League and the players we targeted would help us to that end.“Obviously there was always a risk that there would be a different outcome. But I’m sure those contracts would not have been offered if it was felt it would put the future of the club at risk.”See also:CEO insists players will stay if QPR go down (29 March)Trouble ahead for QPR? (21 March)QPR chiefs prepared to ‘fight tooth and nail’ (13 March)Click here for the QPR v Arsenal quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook