Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tried to seal shock Chelsea transfer in January

first_imgAubameyang wanted to join Chelsea (Picture: AFP via Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reportedly attempted to force through a transfer to Chelsea in January – but a move failed due to his excessive wage demands.Aubameyang will face off against Chelsea on Saturday when Arsenal take on Frank Lampard’s side in the FA Cup final. But he was keen to swap his red jersey for a blue one. According to the Daily Mail, contact was made on behalf of the Gabon international as he was keen on a move to Stamford Bridge. ADVERTISEMENTBut his high wage demands meant that a move didn’t get off the ground. It’s claimed he would have been comfortably the highest-paid player in Chelsea’s history, if they had bowed to his demands. Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tried to seal shock Chelsea transfer in January Arsenal and Chelsea will face off on Saturday (Picture: Getty)Aubameyang’s contract expires at the end of next season – and his future at the Emirates is far from certain. AdvertisementAdvertisementShould Mikel Arteta’s side fail to win Saturday’s final, Arsenal will not be involved in European football next season. And failure to land the trophy could see Aubameyang – who has scored 27 goals this season – depart.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDespite already signing Timo Werner, Lampard is keen on signing a striker but Aubameyang would have to lower his wage demands for a move to come to fruition. Barcelona and AC Milan are both interested in the 31-year-old as well and will no doubt be watching Saturday’s final closely to see if Arsenal secure Europa League qualification.Who will win the FA Cup final?Arsenal0%Chelsea0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 Jul 2020 11:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Another jail officer, OFW test for COVID

first_imgPeople can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. The OFW, on the other hand, was a 44-year-old male resident of Jordan, Guimaras. The region’s two new cases are currently on quarantine. Data from the Department of Health (DOH) on Friday showed the BJMP personnel to be a 25-year-old female from Lapuz district here. This meant the region had 24 active cases left as of May 22. They were from Capiz (one), Antique (four), Iloilo province (two), Negros Occidental (one), and Iloilo City (four). The 12 others were repatriates. Most people (about 80 percent) recover from the disease without needing special treatment, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Of the 107 cases in Western Visayas, 73 already recovered, according to Villanueva, while 10 died. According to Dr. Ma. Julia Villanueva, assistant regional director of DOH, it wasn’t clear yet if Patient 106 had close contact with two BJMP personnel who tested positive for COVID-19 much earlier – a 23-year-old-male from Banate, Iloilo (Patient 100) and a 31-year-old male from Zarraga, Iloilo (Patient 59). COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. However, older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. ILOILO City – Two positive tests brought to 107 the confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Western Visayas. One was a jail officer of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Region 6 (Patient 106) while the other was a repatriated overseas Filipino worker (OFW) (Patient 107). These droplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth./PNlast_img read more

Missing dog: Appeal launched to find owners of missing dog in Letterkenny

first_imgA dog has been found in the Hawthorn Heights area of Letterkenny on Sunday evening.A member of the public found the dog on their front porch but was unable to bring the dog inside.The Hawthorn Heights resident is keen for the pet to be located by its owner. digMissing dog: Appeal launched to find owners of missing dog in Letterkenny was last modified: June 30th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

More Reasons to Doubt Consensus

first_imgRecent scientific papers cast doubt on the ability of researchers to understand systems as complex as climate.From time to time, we point out papers from within the mainstream journals that deflate some of the certainty about global warming – not that it has something to do with creation or evolution, but because climate shares a familiar trait with Darwinism: strong consensus. If scientists cannot be so certain about something observable today, how can they be so certain about what happened hundreds of millions of years ago?Volcanic ‘geoengineering’ may have caused a climate catastrophe that killed most animal species (Phys.org). Obviously humans didn’t cause a global catastrophe 443 million years ago, because there weren’t any humans around in the evolutionary picture of the Oligocene. This article reveals some of the uncertainty about volcanic effects on climate. Then it gives reasons to doubt today’s certainty about climate:Because the ancient atmospheres and oceans have long since been altered beyond recognition, scientists have to work from proxies, such as variations in oxygen isotopes in ancient rock, to learn about climates long past. The trouble with most proxies, said [David] Fike [of Washington University in St. Louis], who specializes in interpreting the chemical signatures of biological and geological activity in the rock record, is that most elements in rock participate in so many chemical reactions that a signal can often be interpreted in more than one way.A signal can often be interpreted in more than one way.Much of modern climate modeling also works with proxies. If researchers were not aware of the impact of volcanoes on prehistoric mass extinctions, how certain can they be about volcanic effects today? How certain are they that coal burning is responsible for the warming they blame on humans?The take-home, said Fike, is that the different factors that affect Earth’s climate can interact in unanticipated ways and it is possible that events that might not seem extreme in themselves can put the climate system into a precarious state where additional perturbations have catastrophic consequences.The article warns that geo-engineering (e.g., taking action to mitigate global warming) could lead to unforeseen catastrophes. But a corollary seems reasonable: scientists cannot tease out the effects of human activity from natural causes of climate change. If earth climate is indeed so precarious, non-extreme natural events can interact in unanticipated ways in the present.Weathering of rocks a poor regulator of global temperatures (Phys.org). This article ends by speculating that planetary warming may get worse than expected. The subtext, though, is more important: an assumption about climate has been shown to be wrong. Weathering of rock, one of the proxies of climate change, “does not depend on Earth’s temperature in the way that geologists had believed.” Researchers cannot assume that weathering provides “a sort of long-term thermostat that protects the Earth from getting too warm or too cold.”“We found that to be able to explain all the data—temperature, CO2, ocean chemistry, everything—the dependence of chemical weathering on temperature has to be a lot weaker than was commonly assumed,” Krissansen-Totton said. “You also need to have something else changing weathering rates that has nothing to do with temperature.”If that is true, several consequences follow: (1) an assumption that informed climate models is wrong; (2) large changes in past climate were due to other causes, that might also be causing current climate trends apart from human activity, and (3) there could be other undiscovered influences on climate that are stronger or weaker than human activity. The effects of these consequences on consensus certainty become obvious.Research in Russia challenges widely held understanding of past climate history (Phys.org). While these articles deal with reconstruction of prehistoric climate, they bear on current political debates because mistakes about past climate can undermine the confidence scientists have about causes of modern climate change. Watch this admission:Things are heating up in Russia. UNLV Geoscience Ph.D. student Jonathan Baker has found evidence that shows nearly continuous warming from the end of the last Ice Age to the present in the Ural Mountains in central Russia.The research, which was published today in top geoscience journal Nature Geoscience, shows continual warming over the past 11,000 years, contradicting the current belief that northern hemisphere temperatures peaked 6,000 to 8,000 years ago and cooled until the pre-Industrial period.While the conclusions seem to support worries that the climate is warming, they actually undermine the main political message of the global warming consensus. Anthropogenic effects on climate only began in the Industrial Revolution within the past two centuries. If this report is correct, the climate has been warming steadily for 11,000 years, and it wasn’t humans’ fault. Here is another report that is “contradicting the current belief” about climate change.Hiatus-like decades in the absence of equatorial Pacific cooling and accelerated global ocean heat uptake (Geophysical Research Letters). The abstract of this paper is sufficient to cause serious doubts about the ability of the consensus to be cocky about what they think they know:Our finding challenges the view of the equatorial Pacific being the sole pacemaker for generating internal stochastic variability-driven global warming hiatus decades and suggests that past and future surface temperature patterns during hiatus decades may be distinct. In addition, the global ocean heat uptake tends to slow down during hiatus decades implying a fundamentally different global climate feedback factor on decadal timescales than on centennial timescales and calling for caution inferring climate sensitivity from decadal-scale variability.Adding this admission to the previous admissions should convince an unbiased observer that climate science is a vexed enterprise. Climate models depend on far too many assumptions to allow accurate predictions of what fraction of a percent rise will occur in a century. The error bars are too large, the assumptions are dubious, and the difficulties of linking causes and effects are beyond the capabilities of scientists. Taken together, these four reports could reasonably suggest that human activity has nothing to do with climate change.Citizens should take note that these four reports come from within consensus journals. They do not come from “denialist” websites or conspiracy theorists. The same holds with our reports about Darwinism: despite the air of superiority and certainty about evolution emanating from the academic halls of consensus, and despite the political power of their unified voices against their critics, we continue to show ample doubts about that certainty from their own organs of propaganda. We let them shoot their own feet. It seems Darwin’s worst enemies are his own defenders. (Visited 615 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Play Your Part episode seven: get involved

first_imgIf you want to rub shoulders with the guests on episode seven of the Play Your Part TV series, and lend a hand to their initiatives, here’s information on how to do it.Alan Farber, who has been in the film industry for more than 20 years, helps budding filmmakers in Diepsloot to create and submit pitches to television channels. (Image supplied)Brand South Africa reporterYou can get involved in initiatives that advance skills development for youth and unemployed people by contacting the guests who appear on episode seven of the Play Your Part TV series.The guests featured in this episode are filmmaker Alan Farber, Tumi Ramasodi and her team of Boys and Girls Clubs, and Odette van der Haar, CEO of the Association for Communication and Advertising.The episode, which is hosted by musician Kabelo Mabalane, airs on Saturday, 21 October 2017, at 18:00. It is part of a 26-episode series.Here’s how you can get involved with the three guests and their initiatives:Alan FarberFarber, a filmmaker and scriptwriter, found a way to attract Diepsloot residents and have them develop skills for the film industry.Contact detailsTwitter: @AlfieStraight2Email: [email protected] van der HaarOdette van der HaarKey advertising player Van der Haar highlights the positive impact the sector has made in terms of tertiary education and skills development.Contact detailsWebsite: www.acasa.co.zaTwitter: @odette_roper and @ACA_SABoys and Girls ClubsTumi RamasodiTumi and her team run the Boys and Girls Clubs, which serve as a safe haven for children from the ages of six to 18. The organisation is an after-schools facility that focuses on teaching youth things such as self-discipline and character-building.Contact detailsWebsite: www.bgcsa.orgEmail: [email protected]: @BGCSA_PimvillePlay Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA;Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

DOE Funds Free Digital 2009 International Energy Conservation Code

first_imgThe Building Technologies Program is one of the Department of Energy’s most sweeping programs aimed at improving building performance and affordability. It covers everything from standards for appliances and commercial equipment to building energy codes to advances in construction and component technology that are developed through the Solar Decathlon and stimulus-funded research and retrofit initiatives.It makes sense, then, that the DOE has applied federal stimulus money – and bolstered the Building Technologies Program’s code component – to allow free digital distribution of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code. The International Code Council, the primary source for safety and energy efficiency codes for most states that adopt codes, announced the funding on Thursday and provided this link to the 2009 IECC download: http://www.iccsafe.org/FreeIECCProgression toward efficiencyThe DOE says the 2009 IECC will produce approximately 15% in residential energy efficiency gains compared to the 2006 edition, whose ancestry can be traced back to the model codes developed after the 1973 energy crisis, although the IECC was first published in 1998.GBA Advisor Lynn Underwood has produced a nine-part series on various provisions of the 2009 IECC and the International Residential Code that address air sealing, insulation, lighting, programmable thermostats, insulating mass walls, efficient windows, insulating mechanical pipes, exceeding the energy code, and vapor retarders.last_img read more

Remote Access Solutions: Overcoming the Challenges

first_imgIlan ParetskyCMO Ericom Software Tags:#data and security#remote access#remote work Once an unusual employment arrangement, remote work has become commonplace in companies across industries and of all sizes, with 70% of the global workforce working remotely at least once a week, according to a 2018 International Workplace Group (IWG) study.In response, an increasing number of organizations–particularly those wishing to attract Millennial talent–are allowing employees the flexibility to work outside the office.It’s not hard to see why this work arrangement has become so popular. Remote work offers many benefits for both employee and employer. It allows companies to cut costs on office space, computers, electricity, and more. As for employees, not only do 91% of remote workers report being more productive, but they’re happier too. In fact, 45% of remote workers report that they love their jobs — compared to just 24% of office-bound workers.While there are many upsides to remote work, it also presents unique challenges.Securing remote worker assets is a necessity but also an ongoing battle. Remote employee data and applications are accessed and utilized outside the umbrella of a corporate network. As a result, remote employees are exposed to many security risks — and likewise expose their employers’ data and systems to those risks.Remote access solutions streamline how organizations provide data and application access to remote workers. But deploying these systems and maintaining them can prove difficult. In this article, we explore some common problems and how to address them.Challenge #1: Installation, deployment, and management.Remote access systems may comprise several layers: physical servers or hardware appliances, administrative software, and end-user software clients. And they must all play nicely together. A significant investment of time and effort may be needed to deploy and manage the system, monitor and manage users and user access, and provide training so that internal staff can configure and maintain the solution. Moreover, these systems span many office locations and may also involve a hybrid setup including both on-premises and cloud-based machines running disparate operating systems.And the work isn’t done once a remote access system is deployed. The systems must be maintained and administered. Someone in IT — perhaps the whole helpdesk staff — must handle troubleshooting and connectivity issues, patches and updates, and other ongoing maintenance tasks. Tickets must be managed. And all these overhead items add up quickly.Handling routine user and resource management tasks for remote access can be challenging. This is true especially if the remote access solution does not provide a single, central management point.The administration and management of these systems may require configuration changes across multiple servers, services, and software agents. Or, they may demand a mixture of client-side and server-side configuration. Both of these scenarios can lead to unexpected access outages, downtime during maintenance windows, and time-consuming troubleshooting efforts when things go wrong.For remote access solutions that depend on virtual machines, management is often accomplished through a separate application entirely. If your VM administration interface does not integrate well with your remote management system, this can lead to everything from gaps in access reporting data to forgotten, unmanaged VMs. These scenarios hinder virtual desktop management efforts for IT personnel and expose business data to risks.Solution: Choose clientless remote access solutions that feature a flexible, unified management interface. If there’s no client-side software, then your staff need not expend resources to install or maintain it.This allows your team to quickly provision access for remote users and branch offices anywhere. It also helps your business rapidly migrate workers to virtual desktops, manage their access, and perform administrative and management tasks – all without the need for local IT staff.Opt for clientless solutions that provide remote access without requiring software to be installed on the endpoint device. Clientless remote access solutions have lower management costs, less downtime, and fewer security risks.Choose a remote access solution that offers central management. The ability to facilitate access to physical or virtual desktops and hosted applications from a centralized location is more cost-effective and reduces the draw on IT resources. Administrators should be able to manage requests and access, as well as perform routine tasks for many users through one common portal.Challenge #2: Scalability.Ensuring remote access to networks and data is critical for remote employees’ ability to get work done. As noted, the remote workforce is growing rapidly — with between 80% and 90% of the U.S. workforce reporting they would like to work remotely, at least on a part-time basis. The ability to easily and rapidly scale a remote access system, therefore, is increasingly a primary concern for businesses both large and small.Scaling up may involve standing up new servers or expanding network infrastructure and installing access management software. IT staff must be trained to handle and coordinate the deployment. New hardware appliances may need to be added to the network or OS update prerequisites and client software rolled out. The list goes on.A reliable management system must not choke when scaled up to enterprise-level deployments. It must be able to handle sudden increases in remote access deployments (e.g., company acquisitions). An enterprise-ready remote access management system should be capable of scaling up to as many distinct client devices as a business is likely to need.Solution:  Choose a remote access management system that will not only meet your current business needs but which is also capable of scaling up smoothly to handle increasing demand for remote access. The ability to rapidly onboard users across multiple geographic regions helps accommodate natural growth — without the growing pains.Challenge #3: Functionality and ease of use.Solutions for remote access problems tend to come in one of two varieties: flyswatters or bazookas. That is, they either lack the features necessary to support enterprise deployments reliably, or they’re “kitchen sink solutions” that overwhelm with their complexity.Client-based remote access management systems may suffer from permissions issues or incompatibility with existing applications or work processes. This could result in lost productive time due to workarounds, retraining, or struggles to access the functionality they need. For example, according to an IDC survey on remote access security, more than half of IT professionals reported that adding new external user groups to their organization required over 10 network and application components. At best, the negative user experience is an annoying distraction that can sidetrack normal work duties. At worst, your users may find themselves driven to circumvent the use of the remote access solution. The last thing you want is for your remote access system to be an obstacle to end users getting work done.Solution: Choose a solution you can customize and tailor to your organization’s specific needs. If you can choose only the features necessary for your users, you avoid overwhelming them with unnecessary and confusing options and procedures.The remote access solution you deploy should be optimized for easy on-demand desktop access from any device, anywhere your users are. To keep your users working, make sure that accessing their data and applications is a seamless experience.Challenge #4: Security.Your remote access system must ensure that access to the data users need is fully secure. If, however, your system presents a direct connection to the internet, you’ve increased your risk. Direct exposure to the internet will dramatically increase your network’s attack surface. Among the 50% of remote workers who access company resources using personal devices, only half have antivirus or other security software on the device.On another front, password-only authentication is no longer considered sufficient when security is a necessity. The 10th Verizon Data Breach Report linked 81% of data breaches to weak passwords. Thus, a remote access system secured only by a password is a prime target for attack and highly vulnerable to exploitation from password leaks.Bear in mind that for remote access systems with on-device software clients, regular updates are essential to protect clients from vulnerabilities and exploits. Outdated, unpatched remote access clients are a valuable target for malicious hackers, and if breached, expose the organization’s data and networks to cyber attacks.Solution: Accessing remote resources via a secure gateway can reduce the inherent security risks. Also, two-factor authentication (2FA), the “gold standard” for securing remote desktop connections, can keep accessed data secure by ensuring user authenticity before providing access to remote networks and sensitive data.In a Server-Based Computing (SBC) model, primary IT resources are installed and managed centrally on servers. This central hosting allows for secure, on-demand access to these resources. Besides being cost-effective and boosting productivity, by allowing administrative management from a central console, server-based solutions make it much easier to handle regular updates, which are critical to protecting organizational data from vulnerabilities.ConclusionThe workplace is always changing, but one trend is clear: Remote work will continue to grow in popularity. Expect the requirements and standards for robust remote access systems to grow accordingly. The right remote access solution for your enterprise should:Offer on-demand access with no need for client-side software.Provide both privacy and security, with multiple flexible authentication options.Be cost-effective and generally contain operating costs through centralized management.Be customizable and adaptable to provide only the features your users need.Be easy to deploy, use, and manage.Be scalable to accommodate rapid growth. Ilan Paretsky is Chief Marketing Officer at Ericom Software and is responsible for the global marketing activities of the company. Prior to joining Ericom in 2005, Mr. Paretsky held various leadership positions in marketing, business development, project management, and software development in the global software and telecom industries. Follow the Puck AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … How Data Analytics Can Save Liveslast_img read more

Astros, Dodgers connect, riveting World Series onto Game 6

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Manila Throwdown 2017 set to hold team edition finals on Nov 4 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, meanwhile, has been tagged for a record eight home runs in a single postseason. Gurriel got him in Game 4, and Houston has 13 overall against the Dodgers.Did anyone expect this many at this time in October? Surprising, right?“I guess a little bit, just because both teams are putting up incredible at-bats in the most important times,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Monday on a conference call.“I think we realize on the pitching side, both teams are at the very end of their rope,” he said. “Their mistakes are getting hit. But the volume is certainly record-setting, and certainly the intensity of the moments that are ending in home runs is hard to fathom.”Dodgers lefty Rich Hill opposes Verlander in a rematch from Game 2. That night, the teams wound up combining for a Series-record eight home runs, with Houston holding on to win 7-6 in 11 innings.Los Angeles reliever Ross Stripling was among 14 pitchers, seven on each side, who worked in the Game 5 slugfest.“If we can just hold them to less than 12 runs, we can get some wins,” Stripling said.There were 6,105 home runs during the regular season, an average of about 2.5 homers per game. There have been 4.4 per game in the Series.The ball has been flying out of the ballpark all year,” said Justin Turner, whose tiebreaking homer helped Los Angeles win the opener, when the gametime temperature was 103 degrees.“So, no, it’s not surprising. I will say that you might see a little bit different game here tomorrow night, a little bit different weather. It’s going to be a lot cooler here than it was for the first two games, and it might be a different ballgame than you’ve seen in the first five games.” Houston Astros’ Brian McCann hits a home run during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series -against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)LOS ANGELES — At this rate, Justin Verlander might very well hit his first home run for real.A classically poor-hitting pitcher, the Houston ace knocked one over the wall last week at Dodger Stadium in batting practice. Maybe that bolstered his belief that this batch of baseballs is slick and juiced.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ On Tuesday night, Verlander aims to lead the Astros to their first championship when he faces the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of a power-packed World Series that’s already set the mark for home runs.“We’re just making memories right now,” Astros catcher Brian McCann said, a day after he homered.A total of 22 homers so far, more than 1½ miles of dingers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThese nightly episodes of home run derby are connecting with fans, too — in much of the country, they stayed up well past midnight to watch Houston outlast the Dodgers 13-12 in 10 innings at Minute Maid Park, TV numbers showed.With each swing, perhaps this Series really is becoming more riveting. Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 George Springer, Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Yuli Gurriel and McCann launched longballs in the Astros’ back-and-forth thriller. Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig homered for the Dodgers — seven different players on each side have homered.“This is not going to be finished Tuesday. It’s going to be Game 7,” Puig said.Springer has hit three in the Series. His assessment of Game 5: “Bedlam.”“This is the craziest atmosphere I’ve ever played in, the craziest results, just big hit after big hit, big play after big play,” the Houston leadoff man said.Major League Baseball set a record this year for most home runs in a season and, fittingly, Minnesota leadoff man Brian Dozier began the playoffs with a homer.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Rift threatens to affect opening

first_imgLOS ANGELES—With the rift between two factions in the Philippine Basketball Association’s board of governors far from over, several team representatives admitted on Saturday that the issue could drag on and ultimately affect the opening of the 43rd season.“We’re bracing for the worst,” one board member, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said after both parties agreed to a ceasefire last week.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next The seven-team side had appointed an officer-in-charge in long time PBA operations manager Rickie Santos, supposedly to assure that the league would run even without a commissioner.Three teams—TNT KaTropa, Phoenix Petroleum and Rain or Shine—don’t have representatives here, showing how divided this board has become on the issue.A fourth squad, NLEX, whose representative is the incoming chair, has also been rumored to be skipping the trip.Ramoncito Fernandez, the NLEX board member, is scheduled to arrive on Nov. 14.Even if the league opens at a later date, the format for the next season remains, with the Philippine Cup to be the first of three conferences.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Shin wins Masters; Tabuena lands 3rd QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES The first of what was supposed to be four days of planning sessions has turned into a vacation here.“I’m sure the others (fellow board members know that), but we are fighting for our principles here,” the Inquirer source went on.“We also know that the sooner this issue is resolved, the better for the league. But how do we resolve it?”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTwo weeks ago, a seven-team group has called for the resignation of Chito Narvasa as commissioner, while a five-team side threw its full support behind Narvasa, creating a standstill with the next season slated to open on Dec. 17.The board member further said that his team will change its decision on whose side it will be on. But because of the ceasefire, the board member also requested not to print which side his team is on. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more