2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Terrence Romeo added 20 and three assists for the Beermen, who climbed to third place with a 6-3 card, gaining a half-game lead over idle Barangay Ginebra (5-3).Blackwater erased an 88-79 deficit after going on a 9-0 run following three 3-pointers by KG Canaleta and Mac Belo inside the last two minutes to force overtime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Canaleta’s second triple during the crucial stretch with 56.6 ticks to go in regulation paved way for extra time with both teams knotted at 88.The Beermen went on their own 8-0 spurt in OT capped by a layup by Romeo to seal the game, 98-92, with 1:10 remaining. Mac Belo led the Elite (2-8) in scoring with 25 points on top of eight rebounds while Marqus Blakely had 24 points, 18 rebounds and four assists with six steals and three blocks to boot.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LATEST STORIES Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee View comments Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study ‘People evacuated on their own’ MOST READ PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beer played all-Filipino and still managed to beat Blackwater, 99-96, in overtime in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday night at Cuneta Astrodome.June Mar Fajardo put up import numbers with 30 points on 11-of-19 shooting from the field and 13 rebounds to help fill the void left by explosive reinforcement Dez Wells, who was sidelined with a severe left ankle sprain.ADVERTISEMENT 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw UST knocks off FEU, moves on to face UP in stepladder semis ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees
PALMDALE – State legislation aimed at returning the space shuttle Atlantis to its Palmdale birthplace after it retires passed an Assembly committee vote Tuesday and now heads to a floor vote. Assembly Joint Resolution 52, authored by Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster, asks the president, Congress and NASA to send Atlantis to Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale for display upon its planned retirement in 2008. The bill was approved on a unanimous vote by the Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee. The bill now heads to a vote of the full Assembly, which will likely be held next week. “I think everyone understands that Atlantis’ proper place for retirement should be its birthplace – Palmdale, California,” Runner said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Air Force Plant 42 was the site of the assembly of the entire space shuttle fleet. Atlantis was built at what was then a North American Rockwell facility at the plant between 1980 and 1985. Atlantis first went into space in October 1985, flying an undisclosed Defense Department mission. The orbiter has since flown 20 more missions, including launching the Magellan probe to Venus and the Galileo probe to Jupiter. NASA plans to retire Atlantis after a mission tentatively scheduled for spring 2008. The agency plans to replace the space shuttle fleet with a new spacecraft, the Crew Exploration Vehicle. NASA plans to select a contractor to develop the new spacecraft later this year. The only space shuttle in a museum is the first one, Enterprise, which never went into space but was used for flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base in the late 1970s. Enterprise is on display at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum annex at Dulles International Airport in Virginia. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Dele Alli – 7 – The England youngster looks slightly off the pace and is in need of a break of some kind. Despite his off-colour performance, he managed to produce the moment of the match with his delightful heel flick into the path of Eriksen for the fourth goal. 14 Hugo Lloris – 6. Click the right arrow, above, to see the rest of the player ratings… – Undoubtedly a fantastic shot-stopper, the only question mark which remains about Lloris is his distribution. The France captain looks shaky with the ball at his feet. Eric Dier – 8 – Controlled the tempo of midfield and kept the deep-lying Wayne Rooney quiet. SUB – Victor Wanyama – 6 – Although this result does not suggest it, Spurs have missed his power and stability in midfield. His discipline will allow Mousa Dembele to get forward and break sides down Jan Vertonghen – 7 – Although he is certainly missing his defensive partner Toby Alderweireld, Vertonghen is still able to marshal the backline well and is always capable of a searching diagonal to get his side out of trouble. Serge Aurier – 7 – Tormented Gylfi Sigurdsson all evening and was a constant threat. His energy and desire to get forward were invaluable to Spurs. 14 14 14 SUB – Moussa Sissoko – 6 – Looked lively when he came on, but still lacks a clinical edge his final pass was more often than not wayward or misplaced. Does add so much power and pace to the side 14 14 14 14 Ben Davies – 8 – Kept his concentration even though the Spurs defence had very little to do. Marked Yannick Bolasie out of the game and dealt with his replacement Aaron Lennon superbly as well. Christian Eriksen – 7 – Although the Dane has looked tired since his heroics helped his country defeat Ireland in November, he finished off a lovely flowing move superbly to add the gloss on a wonderful Tottenham performance. Mousa Dembele – 7 – Strong and powerful as ever in midfield, he will profit from the return of Victor Wanyama more than ever in the long run. 14 14 14 SUB – Erik Lamela – N/A – Not enough time to make an impact Harry Kane – 8 – The England striker has now become Spurs all-time highest Premier League goalscorer with his double. Kane has successfully mastered the art of seemingly doing very little other than just scoring goals for his side much like Lionel Messi does for Barcelona. Harry Kane became Tottenham’s all-time leading Premier League goalscorer with a well taken double as he helped his side to a 4-0 win over Everton.The in-form Heung-Min Son opened the scoring for the home side with his fifth consecutive home league goal midway through the first half before Kane doubled their lead moments after the interval.Kane was on hand to tap home his second of the night shortly before the hour mark to net his 98th Premier League goal and surpass Teddy Sheringham as the north London club’s record marksman.Christian Eriksen completed the rout in the closing stages as he rounded off a great move.But how did Spurs’ stars get on? Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s ratings. Davinson Sanchez – 6 – Kept Cenk Tosun quiet on his debut. Looked slightly less assured when the pacy Calvert-Lewin came on and pressed him high 14 Heung-Min Son – 9 – Yet another absolutely breath-taking performance by the South Korean. His confidence is sky-high and he was a constant threat whenever he picked the ball up. So much pace and verve going forward makes him one of the first names on the team sheet for Mauricio Pochettino 14 14
St Mirren chairman Gordon Scott said he will give new manager Alan Stubbs the green light to bring in at least seven signings this summer.Stubbs was unveiled as Jack Ross’ replacement on Monday after the former Hibs boss penned a three-year deal with the Buddies.St Mirren’s planned recruitment drive as they prepare for their top-flight return was put on hold when Ross departed to take charge of Sunderland.While only Partick Thistle defender Paul McGinn and Aldershot midfielder Jim Kellerman have arrived through the door so far, a host of players have departed after their contracts expired. Scott, however, said the club will now press on with signings under Stubbs’ watch in a bid to get the Buddies up to speed ahead of their Premiership campaign.He said: “He’ll know himself what he wants to bring in, we’ve got a core of key players at the club, but even before Jack left we knew we’d have to bring in some players.“Alan will get the funds to do that, to a degree.“I’d expect six or seven players to come in at a minimum, possibly more depending on how he assesses the squad.” Former Celtic defender Stubbs has signed on for the next three seasons with the Paisley side after enduring a lengthy spell out of coaching since his sacking from Rotherham in 2016.Scott insisted the length of contract reflected the longer-term planning taking place at the club.He said: “You have to give somebody a chance to build something, we were building before and want to do so again.“We want to develop the stadium and increase our turnover so we can compete in the top six.“But that’s not going to happen overnight so we’ve a long-term ambition not a short-term one.”He added: “We’ve always said that top six is a long-term target.“But the target for Alan, football is about entertainment so if we stay in the league and we entertain the fans, that’s all I want to achieve this year.”St Mirren received applications from high-profile candidates including Guti and Patrick Kluivert before opting for Stubbs.Scott said the 46-year-old ticked every box on their wish list of attributes.He continued: “We looked at a lot of people, obviously, and took a lot of references as to what is successful to be a manager in Scotland and he ticks every box.“It was important that somebody has a realistic knowledge of the football club, in terms of the wages we can pay, in terms of the budget.“Alan knew exactly what he was coming into, there were no doubts at all.”
Originally posted on Cescobar.com. You can’t get to performance without people.Often, we seek out new leadership models, new approaches to innovation, new decision-making frameworks in organizations in hopes that we will help our people do their work smarter, faster, more effectively. Often, we do so at great expense, and at great risk.What we tend to overlook, however, is the role people play in performance.It’s far easier to send people to training, to have them adopt a new approach, or to change the way they do things than it is to embrace the incredible complexity of the humans in our organizations.But that’s precisely what we must do.How well do you know the person sitting in the office next door? What about in the office across the hall, down the hallway, across the courtyard, and at that off-site location? What do you know about them beyond their job title? What about the people you pass in the hallway every single day?Why do they do what they do?Who are they when they’re not at work?True performance, GREAT performance, happens when people trust and rely on each other. Training, approaches and strategies are important, but get supercharged when we factor in the humans in our organizations.It’s our job to build practices and environments that focus on people and relationships as much as processes. It’s our job to navigate the complexity of this task, knowing full well that while it may not be an easy sell in the c-suite, it’s where true performance begins.
Today the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund issued a new report with preliminary data through July 20, 2016, revealing that 67 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty in 2016—an eight percent increase over the same period last year (62)..Key FactsFirearms-related fatalities (32) spiked 78 percent in the first half of this year from 18 during the same period last year. Of particular concern, ambush-style killings of law enforcement officers have dramatically increased more than 300 percent from the same period in 2015. Fourteen officers were shot and killed in ambushes, seven officers were killed stopping a suspicious person and five officers were killed while executing a tactical arrest or high-risk warrants. Additional circumstances are included in the 2016 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report.Traffic-related incidents were the second leading cause of officer fatalities, with 24 officers killed during the reporting period—a 17 percent decrease over the same period last year (29). Thirteen officers were killed in automobile crashes involving another vehicle; five officers were struck while outside of their vehicle; four officers were killed in motorcycle crashes and two officers were killed in single-vehicle crashes. The two single-vehicle crashes are a 78 percent decrease from nine during the same period last year—an early indication that progress is being made reducing these preventable deaths.- Sponsor – Eleven officers died due to other causes such as job-related illnesses in the first half of 2016, compared to 16 officer deaths during the same time last year—a 31 percent decrease. Heart attacks were the cause of six officer deaths, two officers fell to their death, one officer died in an aircraft crash, one officer was beaten to death and one officer drowned.Texas led all states with 13 officer fatalities; followed by Louisiana with seven officer deaths. California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio and Virginia all lost three officers thus far in 2016. The Memorial Fund is currently constructing the National Law Enforcement Museum, which will help bridge the gap between law enforcement and the communities they serve. The Museum currently hosts discussions and free programming designed to educate the public about law enforcement policies and tactics. When the Museum opens in 2018, it will tackle tough issues our country faces with open dialog amongst law enforcement, civic leaders and the citizenry. Supporting Quote:“Each day some 900,000 men and women work to keep our communities safe, and we owe each of them a debt of gratitude,” declared NLEOMF President and CEO Craig W. Floyd. “All American citizens should be outraged at the number of officers who have been targeted, shot and killed this year. The brutal assassinations of law enforcement officers in Texas and Louisiana shocked our nation and we saw similar ambush attacks on officers in other parts of the country earlier this year. Public safety is a partnership. Thankfully, the vast majority of Americans clearly support and appreciate the vital role law enforcement plays in our society. So, now is the time for all law-abiding citizens to partner with law enforcement in support of safe communities.”A copy of the full report, “2016 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report,” is available at www.LawMemorial.org/FatalitiesReport. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
England fast bowler Steven Finn will miss the first Test against Pakistan with a stress injury in his left foot.The 26-year-old Finn was in contention to start for England in Abu Dhabi starting Tuesday, but he felt pain in his foot during a warm-up game in which he took 4-16.”It is a bitter blow … his performance in the warm-up game was good,” England captain Alastair Cook said. “We’ll monitor him and hope he could be right for the second Test.”For Pakistan, leg-spinner Yasir Shah hurt his back while bowling at the nets on Monday and is now a doubt for the opening Test.Also read: Robin Singh all set to coach Pakistan Super League team The 29-year-old Shah has been key to Pakistan since the departure of Saeed Ajmal, who was banned by the International Cricket Council for an illegal bowling action.Shah has 61 dismissals in 10 matches, and was Pakistan’s most effective bowler in its last Test series against Sri Lanka, capturing 24 wickets in three tests.”I hope he will be fine. We cannot say anything at the moment,” Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said. “We are hoping that he will be all right by tomorrow.”We think it is just a case of back spasms. He tried to bowl a delivery in the nets and the spikes got stuck and he felt something in the back. It could be a big blow for us. Obviously, he is a key player for us, especially in these conditions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, so we are very concerned.”advertisementPakistan has called up left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar Khan as a precaution. The 20-year-old took five wickets in the two practice matches against England last week.On Sunday, batsman Azhar Ali was ruled out after injuring a toe in the recent series against Zimbabwe.
New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI) Taking a potshot at the Prime Minister, a BSP member in Rajya Sabha today said three dalits were thrashed in Andhra Pradesh on the day when Narendra Modi made a strong statement against the attacks on the community. Raising the issue soon after the House assembled, BSP leader Satish Mishra said “Yesterday in Yamanapalli, East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh, a cow died after electrocution. After that, three dalits were tied to coconut tree and beaten up. Now, they are injured and admitted in hospital.” He said this incident occured on the very day when Modi in Telangana said “shoot me, not them (dalits)”. “The Home Minister is here. I want to know if this is what shoot me means,” he asked. Mishra further said “where BJP or BJP-coalition government is there, there are gangrapes of dalits in the state when they talk about Beti Bachao, Beti Padao.” He also said that Modi has not spoken in Parliament on the issue of attacks on Dalits. On August 8, Modi had said discrimination against Dalits should stop and the onus for this lay on everyone. “Stop attacking my Dalit brethren. If you have to shoot, shoot me, but not my Dalit brothers. This game should stop,” he had said. PTI LUX NKD ARC
When I was in college and grad school, my guy friends would often complain about the high cost to “wine and dine” their dates. Dating can be expensive, even if you decide to evenly split the bill.As you get into a long-term relationship with someone it becomes more acceptable to talk about affordable date ideas, rather than trying to impress your partner with a high-priced night out.Finances and relationships need to go hand in hand. That means that you and your partner need to be on the same page when it comes time to wine and dine.If one of you constantly wants to drop hundreds on one date night, but the other wants something more affordable, you need to check in with each other.But, if you’re both on the same page and are looking for a few affordable date ideas, give the following a try.Picnic in the ParkSpring is here, and for many, that means spending more time outside. Impress your girlfriend or spouse by packing a picnic basket and heading to a nearby park.If you make the lunch or dinner yourself and bring a bottle of wine, you won’t have to spend much money at all.Scope out a location in the park before the date. Look for a spot that is semi-private, so that you don’t situate your picnic in the middle of a Frisbee game, for example.If you really want to surprise your date, lay out the picnic beforehand, then lead her there without saying what your plan is.Pizza and Movie NightYou can try making your own pizza together at the start of the date. Purchase frozen dough from the supermarket and top the pizza with sauce, cheese and your favorite toppings.If your cooking skills are questionable, it’s still pretty cheap to order delivery. Eat the pizza as you watch the movie.Let your date pick the movie for the night. Along with combining finances and relationships, the key to happiness in a marriage or other long-term relationship is sitting through the occasional film that doesn’t interest you.Another option is to pick a theme for the night, such as superhero movies or Oscar films. You can both pick a film that matches the theme.Artsy DateWhile the cost of admission at some museums can be jaw dropping these days, it’s possible to get into some for free or for a “pay what you can” rate.Check out the museums in your area. Odds are likely that they offer reduced price admission at least once every week or month.Smaller museums sometimes offer free admission or charge a nominal fee of less than $10 per person. Plus, smaller places tend to focus on more interesting or esoteric subjects.If you’re looking for a date that’s cultural but off the beaten path, investigate the little museums in your city or town.If you and your partner prefer the performing arts to the visual, there are ways to see a play or other live performance on the cheap. Many local theater companies offer performances by donation, usually for the final dress rehearsal or during previews.They might not advertise these nights, so call the theater to ask about open dress rehearsals or previews if there’s a play you are interested in seeing.What affordable date ideas do you have?“How to Wine and Dine Her on a Budget” was written by Kelly Anderson. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Post navigation
Affording a wedding is still a family affair and the bride’s parents continue to pay for the bulk of it, thanks to centuries-old tradition.“Hundreds of years ago, women were considered chattel and the bride’s family used to have to pay off the groom’s family in the form of a dowry to take their daughters off their hands,” as The Offbeat Bride humorously (but also kind of accurately) describes.In 2017, even as men and women are marrying later in life, their parents continue to pay.Only 10% of couples pay for their wedding entirely by themselves, according to The Knot 2016 Real Weddings Study. The study found that the bride’s parents tend to chip in the most, 44% of the overall budget, while the bride and groom pay 42%, and the groom’s parents offer 13%.“From my experience with clients, some families are still very traditional where the bride’s parents pay for the wedding and the groom’s parents pay for the rehearsal dinner. Typically, I find those families are usually getting married in a church so they might have more traditional beliefs,” says Ashley La Fleur, Owner & Lead Planner at La Belle Fleur Events.It’s one thing if your family proactively offers to pay and looks forward to contributing. And you don’t mind accepting and perhaps needing to get their approval of some expenses (like guests and venue). In that case, consider yourself very lucky.In other cases, you may be only hoping that your parents will assist. If that’s the case, how do you gauge the topic with them? And if you and your partner insist on paying for everything yourselves, do you risk offending family members who really looked forward to contributing to your Big Day?Here’s a primer on how to address this sometimes-sticky financial issue. As always, if you have additional advice, please share in the comments section below.Is this really doable for your family?First things first, even if your family offers to pay for some or your entire wedding, do be mindful of their financial needs. Would giving you and your fiancé, say, $25,000, set them back? (For what it’s worth, the average wedding cost in the U.S. is $35,329 and the average annual expense for an American retiree is $44,600).Would they still be able to live comfortably? Parents can sometimes act irrationally and sacrifice their financial well being for the sake of their children (e.g. skimping on retirement savings to pay for college.) Don’t be shy about asking how the gift might impact their financial planning. A way to break into that conversation could be to say, “Thank you. This is such a generous gift. We know weddings can be expensive and in no way do we want to jeopardize your savings. Are you sure about giving us so much? Have you budgeted for this?”Newlyweds Steve and Maggie insisted on paying for their weddings themselves. “Both of our parents are retired and don’t generate income,” says Steve. “We find it more satisfying to take care of things financially on our own without any help…especially if there is the possibly it might strain someone else.”Strings attached?If your family promises their contribution won’t jeopardize their finances, great. But you also want to know how they want their contribution to count. If you’re worried about your parents stepping all over your plans, a good follow-up question might be: “We’d love to share our plans with you. Do you have any preferences we should know about before forging ahead?” Maybe the gift comes with no strings attached. But typically parents would like to review the guest list and join in on making the invitations and other arrangements. And if they’re giving you thousands of dollars (and you’re accepting), I’d say this is a pretty fair non-negotiable.My family hasn’t offered to help. Now what?Before sitting down with family members for the big ask, be sure that you and your partner have run some real numbers using quotes for all the things you may want to coordinate for your wedding including the venue, music, flowers, etc. Imagine you’ll need to pay for the wedding yourselves. Have a budget in mind that will work for just the two of you in case you don’t receive any outside money. If parents do offer to contribute you can adjust your wedding plans and expenses accordingly.Karen, whose getting married this fall, found that being honest with relatives was best. They can help spread the word a little, too. “At the beginning of planning I was chatting with my sister and telling her I was worried and wondering where the money would come from…but it was a friendly talk. I wasn’t really asking her for money, but then she offered to support us. Later on, she talked with my father about it…and he offered to pay for the band.”You want to pay for the wedding yourself?That’s how my husband and I felt when we made wedding plans. Nobody was offended. Perhaps they were relieved? But they did generously offer to pay for our rehearsal dinner and post wedding brunch. Our parents wanted to celebrate us and contribute in a way that was meaningful. We wanted to respect that in a way that worked for everyone. And as far as how to communicate, clear and friendly emails worked best to keep everyone on the same page.Along the way we tried to keep our parents in the loop on the plans and they (I think) appreciated sharing in the experience of scoping out venues with us, seeing the invitations before they went out and being asked if there were any distant relatives they absolutely thought we should invite. It just felt like the right thing to do and helped to avoid unnecessary drama. Have a question for Farnoosh? You can submit your questions via Twitter @Farnoosh, Facebook or email at email@example.com (please note “Mint Blog” in the subject line).Farnoosh Torabi is America’s leading personal finance authority hooked on helping Americans live their richest, happiest lives. From her early days reporting for Money Magazine to now hosting a primetime series on CNBC and writing monthly for O, The Oprah Magazine, she’s become our favorite go-to money expert and friend. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Post navigation