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Duterte backs National Academy for Sports for high school studentsDuterte backs National Academy for Sports for high school students
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Benefits of township living Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted The President said this, citing that more than 823 out of school youth, including learners, were able to access non-formal education or alternative learning system for national sports development.He praised Education Secretary Leonor Briones for her “exceptional leadership,” citing that “more have been receiving basic education.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he was supportive of the move to create a National Academy of Sports for high school students.“I support the measure to create the National Academy for Sports for high school students,” Duterte said in his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona) at the Batasang Pambansa.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Sporty and Chic: World Balance’s New Athleisure Collection lets you do it all ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists MOST READ View comments
SEA Games: Sibol rules Mobile Legends for PH’s first esports goldSEA Games: Sibol rules Mobile Legends for PH’s first esports gold
NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas LATEST STORIES FILE – Team Philippines competes in the esports event of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan. INQUIRER PHOTO/ JAM STA ROSAMANILA, Philippines–Sibol-Philippines slipped past Indonesia, 3-2, in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang on Sunday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan, giving the host its first-ever gold medal in esports’ landmark staging in the Southeast Asian Games.Sibol drew first blood in the race-to-three duel before holding off the visitors, whose team is filled with world champions, but soon found itself trailing a game after a fiesty comeback by Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH surfers make waves in La Union Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down But the Sibol squad, comprised of Angelo, Arcangel, Karl Nepomuceno, Kenneth Villa, Carlito Ribo Jr., Jason Torculas, Jeniel Bata-Anon, and Allan Castromayor, held on for the gold.Sibol’s DOTA II and Starcraft II bets take their shot at gold on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ ‘People evacuated on their own’ Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations
By Sase Singh; MSc – Finance, ACCAMajor political developments are happening in Venezuela, our western neighbour. The democratically-elected National Assembly President Juan Guaidó took an oath to become Venezuela’s interim President with the full backing of most of the powerful nations in the Western hemisphere. What was surprising to me was how rapidly the number of countries in Latin America lined up to support the interim President. Even the usually even-tempered Canada was one of the first nations to reject the de-facto strongman Nicholás Muduro. Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland issued a statement saying Canada supports Guaido’s “commitment to lead Venezuela to free and fair presidential elections, as prescribed by that country’s Constitution. Within hours of that statement from Canada, some 20 other democracies, including the majority of Latin American nations, offered their support to the interim President. Other governments even went so far to warn Senor Maduro that he must make way for democratic elections.What is clear to me is that the “beginning of the end” phase for Senor Muduro has commenced. The powerful nations of the world are taking action. England and many other countries have frozen all assets of the Venezuelan Government and the leading players in the military and Government and the US Government has gone so far as to provide access to Venezuelan Government accounts at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to the interim President. Senor Muduro’s goose is being cooked slowly but surely as the grip tighten on his de facto regime.Unfortunately, in the political process, the ordinary Venezuelans are experiencing what countless others have suffered in other counties like Zimbabwe, Turkmenistan, Syria, Sudan, North Korea, Burundi, Chad, Equatorial Guinea Gabon, and so on. The Venezuelans are suffering from political repression that some three billion people of the world are still experiencing. After March 21, 2019, if Guyana does not benefit from free and fair elections, it can be classified internationally as an undemocratic nation, just like Venezuela, unless an agreement is struck with the Opposition to extend that date.History has proven that in repressive regimes, the only certain outcome is destitution and poverty of the people, which leads to anger, which is never good for any society. Is this the legacy President David Granger wants to be remembered by 20 years from now when his name is mentioned? Does he want to be the man who threw away democracy in Guyana?The US has promised the Guaidó Government US$20 million in humanitarian assistance, but will it come with the tools of rebellion to help the people liberate themselves from these State-sponsored acts of under-development. In Venezuela, liberation is vitally needed from this now failed Chavisimo revolution. This was not what the late Hugo Chávez, with the help of friends from Cuba, was planning. Their plan made major inroads into attacking their high infant-mortality rates, and malnutrition. But since the death of Senor Chávez, basics like running water, electricity and toilet paper are now luxuries. Today under Senor Muduro, Venezuela suffers from hyperinflation, disease and rampant crime and corruption.Many in the Venezuelan military are using State facilities and equipment to facilitate the drug trade on a national scale and this can offer an explanation why the higher up in the military are prepared to back an intellectually and policy bankrupt Senor Muduro. Today millions of hungry, jobless Venezuelans have fled their homeland, hundreds of whom now live in Guyana. In such hopelessness, the United States must step up and act by guaranteeing the military high command safe passage out of the country in order to disarm the regime. Without his Generals, Senor Muduro is nothing.Where does Guyana stand in all of this? It is unfortunate that the Granger Government continues to holdout with Mexico in not endorsing Senor Guaido’s as the interim President. This policy has put it at a distance from the majority of Latin America and the so-called 14-nation Lima Group. This foreign policy position also puts Guyana apart from the United States, a nation that President Granger continues to rely on as a potential partner to help him defuse this growing crisis around the legitimacy of his own Government. It is clear that Guyana has not applied its collective mind adequately to this matter of international importance and our position can end up hurting the national interest in the long run. This is what you get when you have an intellectually bankrupt, aloof and unavailable Head of State.Please share your comments and feedback at email@example.com.
0Shares0000MILAN, November 17- Croatia extended their unbeaten run over Italy to seven matches after holding the Azzurri to a 1-1 draw in a Euro 2016 qualifier that saw a 10-minute stoppage after visiting fans targeted ‘keeper Gianluigi Buffon with flares.Italy, who last beat Croatia in 1942 (although Croatia was part of the former Yugoslavia from WWII until 1992), took the lead after only 11 minutes when Simone Zaza set up Antonio Candreva to beat Monaco ‘keeper Danijel Subasic with a fine strike from 20 metres out. But Croatia levelled only four minutes later when Wolfsburg midfielder Ivan Perisic beat a sluggish Gianluigi Buffon down low.Croatia suffered a blow when Luka Modric hobbled off before the half-hour to be replaced by Inter Milan playmaker Mateo Kovacic. But the visitors made light of the Real Madrid midfielder’s absence for the remainder of the match that they should have wrapped up in the final 10 minutes only for Perisic to fire a great chance wide of the target.Croatia remained top of Group H with Italy still in second spot having now failed to beat their rivals in their past seven games.However the Baltic nation’s fans’ notorious behaviour, and their traditional use of flares during matches was a subject for which Croatia coach Niko Kovac issued an immediate apology.“I want to say sorry for what happened with our fans,” said Kovac, a former captain of Croatia.“There are kids in the stadium. This is not football and it’s not a fair image of our country or our people. We’re sorry and disappointed for what happened.”Italy coach Conte also hit out at the incidents, but admitted the Azzurri’s biggest challenge had been stopping Croatia’s players.“I think in the end it was the right decision to restart the game, but it didn’t necessarily leave a good image,” said Conte.“Croatia are strong, they’re well-prepared and have great individual players who play at the top level. They gave us a tough match.“In the circumstances and in terms of our objectives, I’m happy with our performance.”In the absence of injured Mario Balotelli, Simone Zaza and Ciro Immobile led Italy’s attack, but the first sniff of goal came from Kovac’s men in the opening minutes after Ivan Ratikic stung Buffon’s palms at the keeper’s near post.Buffon blocked easily, but the resulting corner forced Buffon out to block at the feet of Perisic before Domagoj Vida fired over from close in.It was an early warning of Croatia’s potency but Italy were briefly celebrating when Zaza’s cutback set up Candreva just outside the area to fire a fierce drive past the flailing Subasic on 11 minutes.Four minutes later Perisic was given just a fraction of time on the left flank but used it to drill a shot through three Italy players and under the body of beaten Buffon. Conte made his first change with Manuel Pasqual, clutching his hip, coming off to give Sampdoria’s Roberto Soriano his first Azzurri cap.Both Zaza and De Sciglio then spurned half-chances but Croatia finished the half strongest, Andrea Ranocchia forced to clear off the goalline after Buffon was stranded as he came out to clear.Zaza seized the hosts first chance after the restart but saw Subasic save his low drive. Buffon was forced to save twice quickly from Kovacic and then Mario Mandzukic’s header from the edge of the box.Conte replaced Immobile with Stephan El Shaarawy on 50 minutes, prompting a tactical switch that put Croatia in control and left Italy ball-watching for a 10-minute spell that only ended when Rakitic tested Buffon with a first-time shot from 20 metres out.Kovac added: “We knew Italy would shut up shop at the back, but we didn’t expect them to do it so quickly.”As whistles rained down from the Italy supporters, Conte replaced Zaza with Southampton striker Graziano Pelle just after the hour, but the real drama unfolded when referee Bjorn Kuipers halted the match for a 10-minute spell when Croatia fans rained flares down onto the pitch.Both Pelle and El Shaarawy came close for Italy late on but Perisic should have wrapped the match up for Croatia in the closing minutes when he ran down in space on the left only to flash his drive wide of Buffon’s upright.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
They also would be required to ensure that employees are given their full pay, including tips collected from service charges. The hotel operators, who recently organized to fight the proposal, insist that money is not the issue and that they already pay their workers almost double the living wage. “The question is: How much should the city tell private companies what to pay?” said Arnie Berghoff, one of the lobbyists hired by the hotels. Berghoff said union issues also are part of the dispute, as some workers have said they are being prevented from organizing. “The hotels are willing to have union elections, but they want to make sure the elections are run in a fair manner,” Berghoff said. In particular, Berghoff said, hotel operators do not want to sign a union neutrality card that would prohibit them from talking to their workers about unionizing. Berghoff also said the hotels’ use of service-charge money has been misunderstood. “They do have a service charge, but it includes more than the gratuity to the workers,” Berghoff said. “The largest percentage goes to the workers. The hotels include a fee for the cost of linens, breakage and other expenses.” Hahn said her proposal would require the hotels to separate those charges from the gratuity portion so everyone is clear on the costs involved. “My concern in this is the workers,” Hahn said. “Tourism is the No. 2 business in this city, and a lot of the reason is that people come back to hotels where they feel welcome by a staff that is happy with their work. The hotels are not being fair to their workers.” The hotels have hired attorneys to look at possible legal challenges if the council votes to impose the living-wage ordinance. But officials with the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy said they are prepared to have their own team of lawyers join the municipal government’s to defend the move. The group was behind the original living-wage proposal adopted by the city more than a decade ago. That was limited to firms contracting with the city for concessions at LAX. The ordinance also required employees be kept on for 90 days when a business changed ownership. James Elmendorf, the alliance’s policy analyst, said his organization is concentrating solely on the hotels. “We have heard the concerns of the business community and know they think this is just the first step, but we are looking at what we see as injustices at these hotels and dealing with that,” Elmendorf said. “We take this as it comes. We are looking at what we see as a specific problem in Los Angeles.” Across the country, however, increasing numbers of cities – including Boston, Baltimore and Detroit – have been enacting living-wage laws. Usually the laws are limited to contracts directly with a city agency, but Chicago recently passed a living-wage ordinance for big-box retailers that drew Mayor Richard Daley’s first veto in 17 years in office. Businesses, which say living-wage laws are costly, fear expansion in L.A. as the city government seeks to tie pay regulation to city assets. “We think we can show that these hotels benefit directly because of LAX,” Hahn said. “They would not have the business they have if it wasn’t for the airport.” Critics counter that the hotels also benefit the city by providing a service to tourists and others who do business at the airport. Elmendorf said his group sees the measure as similar to minimum-wage laws. “Government has a long history of telling employers what they should pay,” Elmendorf said. “The federal government has a minimum-wage law, and the state has its requirements that are higher.” Studies show the hotels along the Century Corridor are among the busiest in the city, but at the same time receive the lowest rates per room. In addition, workers’ wages are about 20 percent lower than at comparable hotels in downtown Los Angeles, according to a report from the city’s Chief Legislative Analyst’s Office. Berghoff said that is because of surrounding competition and the need to offer corporate discounts to airlines and air companies to win their business. And Berghoff and Hoffman argue that city interference sends the wrong message to business at a time when the city needs to be more competitive. “If you want to talk about being unfriendly to business, this is it,” Berghoff said. But real estate consultant Larry Kosmont, author of an annual survey on the cost of doing business in cities, said Los Angeles is in an economic bind. “It is expensive to live in and have a business in Los Angeles,” Kosmont said. “In order to compensate for the cost of living in this city, you have to raise the value of wages, which adds to the cost of doing business. It’s unfortunate, but it’s a fact of life. “It’s a vicious cycle, but you have to have good jobs at both ends of the scale. I think that this is just part of the cost and complexity of doing business in Los Angeles so that even when you are doing something that is right on humane grounds, you are doing something wrong.” firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! City government’s effort to extend a “living-wage” ordinance to hotels near Los Angeles International Airport has launched a heated national debate over how much power municipalities have in setting wages for the private sector. The premise of the plan, working its way up to the full City Council, is that about a dozen Century Boulevard hotels benefit from a city asset – the airport – and therefore should be required to abide by the living-wage ordinance already in effect at LAX itself. But that could put Los Angeles at ground zero in a furious national debate over how much local government can leverage its assets to set pay in the private sector. Business groups around the city already have vowed to join the hotels in fighting the proposal, which they see as a test case that will determine if the concept can be broadened to other areas of the city – and the nation. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system “Our concern is what’s next,” said Brendan Huffman of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association. “Using the city’s argument, this could be expanded to any business near a government building. “And if they start with hotels, where else will they go? Hospitals? Restaurants? Construction firms? There is no end in sight.” Councilwoman Janice Hahn, who has been pushing the proposal, insists it is being limited to the Century Corridor and the hotels that she sees as benefiting from their proximity to LAX, its multibillion-dollar planned modernization plan and promised improvements for the area. “Look, a lot of this was brought on by the hotels themselves,” Hahn said. “They benefit from their proximity to the airport, and a lot of us have been talking with them for months to improve working conditions, and they refused to listen to us.” Under Hahn’s proposal, the hotels would be required to pay workers a minimum of $9.08 an hour with health benefits or $10.33 an hour without health benefits.
West Ham face competition from Inter Milan to sign Simone VerdiWest Ham face competition from Inter Milan to sign Simone Verdi
The 25-year-old has been in impressive form for Bologna this term 1 Inter Milan have joined the race for West Ham target Simone Verdi.The 25-year-old has been in impressive form for Bologna this term, scoring four goals in 14 Serie A appearances.West Ham have been monitoring his progress closely and are said to be interested despite their change of manager.However, according to Tuttosport, the east London club will now have to hold off competition from Inter who have also been scouting Verdi.The San Siro giants have been encouraged by his performances and are now considering a January move for the Italian.Inter are currently second in Serie A, just two points behind leaders Napoli, and believe the signing of Verdi when the window opens may help them secure the title.
Stoke boss hits back at claims he is about to be sackedStoke boss hits back at claims he is about to be sacked
Stoke boss Mark Hughes has hit back at the suggestion he is on the brink of losing his job.The Potters are 17th in the Premier League, a point above the relegation zone, having lost five of their last six games.And it has been reported Hughes faces the sack if they lose Saturday’s home clash with West Brom.Asked about that on Friday, he said: “I don’t think that is where we are at to be perfectly honest.“The media will set time lines and time tables on it, but that is not what is happening within the corridors here in my view.“We are not where we expected to be – that’s fair to say, and I think we all acknowledge that. But I would be more concerned if I felt the side didn’t have the capability of getting points on the board from this point on.“We are a decent group. I think a lot of the comments come from people who haven’t even bothered to actually watch any of our games – they are just picking up on hearsay and things they’ve heard, and elaborate and embellish things in terms of their understanding of what is going on.”Chants of ”Hughes out” and ”sacked in the morning” were heard from home supporters at last weekend’s 3-0 loss to West Ham at the bet365 Stadium.While chairman Peter Coates has appeared supportive of Hughes with recent comments, he was quoted by The Sentinel this week as saying of the match against West Brom, who are two points worse off than Stoke in 19th: “It’s a huge game, there’s no getting away from that. It is one we need to win.”Regarding the club’s hierarchy, Hughes said on Friday: “The owners have been in the game a long time and understand it’s not an easy role in terms of the managerial position, and that football isn’t a straight line.“There’s peaks and troughs, ups and downs, and you have to work your way through them. What you have to do is support good people, people you have faith in, and that’s what they have always done here.“I know this group better than anybody. I’ve been here four-and-a-half seasons. And the owners and everybody connected with the club are fully informed.“They come to the game themselves. They are here every week. They are not in some far off land just watching on TV. They are in and around the club every single day.“So they sense if there is a change in attitude from the players, or myself or whatever. They are close to the coal face and they would sense if something needed to change. It doesn’t.“We have good people here with the ability to win games in the Premier League, which I have proven for 12, 13 years. They allow good people to get on with their jobs. That is what they are doing at the moment.” 1 Mark Hughes’ Stoke side find themselves in a relegation scrap already
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Messi hails Ronaldo’s ‘magical night’ for Juventus in Champions LeagueMessi hails Ronaldo’s ‘magical night’ for Juventus in Champions League
REVEALED Ronaldo, called a ‘living football God’ by former Manchester United team-mate Rio Ferdinand, was pretty happy with his performance against Atletico Madrid, which took his Champions League tally to 124 goals.“This was why Juventus brought me here, to help do things that they have never done before,” he said. “This is the mentality you need to win in the Champions League.” Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Juventus Messi scored twice for Barcelona Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Juventus were 2-0 down from the first leg but the five-time Ballon d’Or winner produced a match-winning performance to overturn the deficit.“I thought that what happened with Cristiano and Juventus was incredible,” Messi said. “I thought maybe Atletico would be stronger, but Juventus overwhelmed them and Cristiano had a magical night with the three goals.” Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF RANKED ADVICE Messi himself had a night to remember on Wednesday, the day after Ronaldo’s heroics, to help Barcelona reach the quarter-finals.He scored twice, and assisted two, as the La Liga club won 5-1 on aggregate against Lyon. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Lionel Messi paid tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo after his superb performance helped Juventus through to the Champions League quarter-finals.Ronaldo scored an impressive hat-trick against Atletico Madrid to drag the Italian side into the last eight 3-2 on aggregate. no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS MONEY REVEALED 2 huge blow 2 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card