Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Position: StrikerOn loan from: Juventus (ITA)Argentine international striker Higuain scored 40 goals in two seasons at Juventus, but with the arrival of Ronaldo has opted to head for rivals AC Milan on a one-year loan deal worth a reported 18 million euros ($21 million) that gives the Serie A club the option to buy the striker next summer for a further 36 million euros. Higuain’s arrival has revived enthusiasm around Milan after a troubled period marked by on-pitch embarrassment and financial woes. Last season they scored just 56 league goals as they finished sixth despite spending over 200 million euros ($233 million) on new players. This season they have spent a more modest 81 million euros so far.Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)Age: 31Position: Centre-backPrevious club: AC Milan (ITA)Italy international defender Bonucci went back to Turin, where he previously won six Serie A titles and played in both of their lost European finals, after just one underwhelming season at Milan. The 31-year-old admitted that he left Juve in a fit of pique after falling out with Allegri in 2017, but “missed home” and wanted to return after burying the hatchet with the coach.Simone Verdi (Napoli)Age: 26 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Position: ForwardPrevious club: Bologna (ITA)The Italian international forward was one of Carlo Ancelotti’s first signings as Napoli coach coming in for 23 million euros despite the Serie A runners-up trailing behind their rivals in the transfer market spending. A versatile player Verdi scored ten goals last season for Bologna who he joined after Carpi were relegated in 2016, having also previous played for Torino and his boyhood club AC Milan.Javier Pastore (Roma)Age: 29Position: MidfielderPrevious club: Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)Argentinian attacking midfielder Pastore returned to Italy on a 24.7-million-euro ($28.8 million) deal. The 29-year-old previously played in Serie A with Palermo from 2009-11 and was named the league’s young player of the season in 2010. The gifted playmaker was the first major signing PSG made in 2011 after being taken over by their Qatari owners. Pastore’s move back to Italy comes with Paris Saint-Germain under pressure from UEFA to balance their books after signing Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in blockbuster deals last season, sparking an audit of their financial affairs.Radja Nainggolan (Inter Milan)Age: 30 LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Clarkson arrives in Indonesia just in time to watch PH team With the transfer window slamming shut in Italy at 19:00 GMT on Friday, Serie A teams have time to overtake the 1.037 billion euros spent last summer.Here AFP Sport picks out six new signings to watch in the coming campaign.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)Age: 33 MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Position: ForwardPrevious club: Real Madrid (ESP)Reigning seven-time Italian champions Juventus had the biggest scoop of the summer in five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo, who arrived from European champions Real Madrid in a shock 100 million euro ($117 million) deal. Massimiliano Allegri’s side are counting on the evergreen Portuguese superstar to help win the Champions League. Ronaldo has been the bogey man in Europe for Juventus in recent years, scoring 10 in seven games against the Serie A side for Real Madrid as the Spaniards romped to three straight Champions League titles. Ronaldo has thwarted Juve’s attempts to bag their first Champions League since 1996 in both of the last two seasons, earning a standing ovation from the Turin crowd for his superb overhead bicycle kick last season and scoring a brace in the 2017 final as Madrid thumped the Italians 4-1.Gonzalo Higuain (AC Milan)Age: 30ADVERTISEMENT Juventus’ forward from Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo scores a goal during the friendly football match between Juventus A and Juventus B at Villar Perosa, on August 12, 2018 at Villar Perosa. / AFP PHOTO / Isabella BonottoCristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus has injected an air of expectation into the Italian championship not felt in decades while spending has smashed the one billion euro mark with more than a day still to go before the transfer window closes.Champions Juventus top the spree with 235 million euros ($265 million) invested in new players—more than double rivals AS Roma and Napoli—as for the second straight year Serie A are the only one of the top five European leagues to keep pace with the big-spending English Premier League.ADVERTISEMENT Position: MidfielderPrevious club: Roma (ITA)The controversial Belgium international, looking for a new challenge after being snubbed for the World Cup, links up again with former Roma coach Luciano Spalletti, as Inter look to improve on a fourth-place in Serie A and compete in the Champions League for the first time since 2011-12. “I think I had my best season under Spalletti and I hope to do just as well here,” said Nainggolan who arrives on a four-year contract worth 38 million euros. “I hope we can do well both in Serie A and the Champions League because Inter have a proud history. Hopefully we’ll get back to those heights again now.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments
September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and a bunch of famous names have joined a giant celebrity charity auction to mark the occasion.The Elephant Project is an organization to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association, which was started by David Niederhoffer after his grandfather passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. There is a phrase that says “elephants never forget,” and in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, we are striving for those affected by the disease to “never forget.” David has worked hard to get well-known celebrities to pose with an elephant beanie baby and sign a special Elephant Project card, which are then auctioned off to raise money to fight Alzheimer’s disease.Each auction package comes with an 8×10 picture of the celebrity and the elephant, a signed card from that celebrity, and an elephant beanie baby. Among the stars taking part are Justin Bieber, One Direction, Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Lea Michele, Zooey Deschanel, Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Vanessa Hudgens, Tom Felton, Pauley Perrette, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Jimmy Fallon, Mark Ruffalo, Ian Somerhalder, Sofia Vergara, Jason Sudeikis, Shenae Grimes, AnnaLynne McCord, Zachary Quinto, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ann Curry and many more.The auctions end on September 20, and can be accessed here.
Tag: 上海后花园阿拉爱上海 GOP Content to Let House Democrats Tackle Earmarks
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Many House Republicans have been eager to suspend the chamber’s eight-year-old ban on earmarks, but House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) recently has been urging the GOP Conference to step back and let Democrats make the first move when they assume control of the House in the 116th Congress. “Let the new party wrestle with whether they want to do that. The first move is theirs on this issue now,” Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), chairman of the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, told Politico.The House Democratic Conference is expected to consider reinstating earmarks, sometimes referred to as congressionally directed spending by lawmakers, when it meets to set its own rules for legislation. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), who is expected to become chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, said she does not know how Democratic members would vote on a resolution to restore earmarks. “But if there is bipartisan consensus, it’s in Article I, and we have a right to have them. And if there’s bipartisan support, they can come back,” Lowey said.If the Democratic Conference in the House moves to bring back earmarks, the chamber still would need to coordinate with the Senate to ensure the change wouldn’t hold up new spending measures.
Tag: 上海后花园阿拉爱上海 Incumbents Win Initiative 77 Passes
By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] spirited campaigns from opponents, the incumbents in the District of Columbia’s June 19 primaries had no problems being re-nominated to their seats.D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser easily won her Democratic Party primary. (Courtesy Photo)Of the registered voters in the District, 17.62 percent of voters participated in the primary, the lowest number since the 2010 primary, according to D.C. Board of Elections statistics.D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) had little trouble dispatching of her opponents James Butler and Ernest Johnson with 79 percent of the vote. The mayor won every ward, with her lowest percentage of 68 percent in Ward 8.Soon after polls closed, Bowser was already celebrating her victory.Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!See you at Town, 2009 8th St NW pic.twitter.com/ZYZhqdVbae— MurielBowser (@MurielBowser) June 20, 2018Bowser will face D.C. Statehood Green Party candidate Ann Wilcox and Libertarian Party hopeful Martin Moulton in the Nov. 6 general election.“I am happy I won my race,” a beaming Wilcox told the AFRO.D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) faced a challenge from former Obama administration official Kim Ford but won handily, 76 to 23 percent. Norton will face Natale Stracuzzi of the D.C. Statehood Green Party and Bruce Majors of the Libertarian Party in the general election in November.D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson defeated former D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute executive director Ed Lazere, 63 percent to 37 percent and has no challengers from the other parties in the general election.In the council races, Marcus Goodwin, a political newcomer scared incumbent Anita Bonds for her Democratic at-large seat during the campaign trail but she managed to pull it through by compiling 52 percent of the vote while Jeremiah Lowery had 23.78 percent of the vote and Goodwin 23.42 percent.Bonds will face Denise Hicks of the Libertarian Party and David Schwartzman of the D.C. Statehood Green Party along with D.C. Council member Elissa Silverman (I-At Large) and other independents for one of the two at-large seats in the general election. The District is 10 to 1 Democratic in registration so Bonds is expected to get one of those seats.D.C. Council members Brianne Nadeau (D-Ward 1), Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) and Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) had no serious trouble defeating their opponents in the primary while D.C. Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) had no opposition in the primary and from the other parties. However, Allen will face Republican Michael Bekesha and McDuffie will have to contend with Joyce Robinson-Paul of the D.C. Statehood Green Party in the general election.D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine (D) had no opponents in the primary and no one has announced against him in the general election as of yet.The controversial Initiative 77 passed, 55 percent to 44 percent. That means that workers whose wages depend on tips will have to be paid the minimum wage, which will be $15 an hour by 2025, and their tips too.