Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil NBA athletes, usually at the receiving end of praises from millions of people, are no exceptions to being fans and having fans.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Charo Soriano returns to sand court action as BVR goes to El Nido View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “Our players are active in social media and they’re personally interested in fashion, music, and gaming,” said Levy. “They have relationships with Jay-Z and with Usher and with every other top performer and other athletes are interested because they’re fans.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next There are opportunities for NBA players get to interact with other sporting icons outside of basketball, especially when the league travels to different countries for its regular season games or other events.When the NBA visited London, stars from the Premier League like Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Alvaro Morata, and Hector Bellerin got to mingle with their basketball counterparts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAnd who could forget when the constellation of Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, and James Harden paid their respects to boxing icon Manny Pacquiao in 2011.NBA Asia Managing Director Scott Levy said this interaction not only allows the sporting icons to interact with each other, it also enhances the influence of all those involved in the process. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “These moments are special for crossover fans from one sport to another,” said Levy during his media roundtable discussion Wednesday at the NBA Office in Bonifacio Global City. “This is really driven by our players’ personal interests or the other players’ interests in basketball.”Levy shared anecdote about how Arsenal and French legend Thierry Henry got nervous around Hall of Famer Allen Iverson more than a decade ago.Henry, who was even included in NBA 2K17 as a playable character, was tapped as one of the commentators for the NBA’s French broadcaster and that was when he got to interact with Iverson, the 2001 NBA MVP.“Thierry Henry was nervous interviewing Allen Iverson and that formed a relationship between the two,” said Levy. “Thierry Henry is one of the greatest athletes in the world so any time there’s an athlete who’s a fan of the NBA we will look to engage with them.”“We want to work with other sports leagues and we’re also fans of them, our players are fans and sometimes they get an opportunity to visit Camp Nou in Barcelona.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?
The Rangers swept the Flyers in last year’s post-season, but three of the four games were decided by a single goal.After tomorrow’s game the Flyers will turn their focus to the regular season as they’ll get that started on November 1 in Falher. The team will play in their home opener on November 8 against Grimshaw.- Advertisement –
Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said he wanted to whisk the measure to the Senate along with a bill to tighten government oversight of mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The administration has insisted such legislation was needed before restraints could be eased on the amounts of mortgage securities the two government-sponsored companies are allowed to buy and hold. The administration wants to expand the mandate of the Depression-era FHA, part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to allow it to insure loans of delinquent borrowers that are refinanced to lower rates. However, the administration objects to the bill’s increased limit on the size of mortgages FHA can insure to $500,000 in high-cost areas of the country from the current $362,000. “The program should remain targeted to traditionally underserved homebuyers, such as low- and moderate-income families,” the administration said in a policy statement Monday. Overall, the House bill makes crucial and desirable improvements, but it raises “a number of significant concerns” for the administration, the statement said. The administration wants the FHA loan limits to be raised to $417,000 in high-cost areas and from $200,000 to $271,000 in lower-cost ones. In the Senate, legislation being proposed by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and the panel’s senior Republican, Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, would raise the limit to $417,000 from $362,000. The committee is expected to vote on the measure today. Government officials and real-estate industry interests maintain that the FHA, which now backs about 3.7 million loans in the event of default, is hamstrung by current limits. The size of mortgages the agency can insure is often too small to attract borrowers in expensive areas such as California and the Northeast – reducing the FHA’s share of the home-loan market to around 4 percent from 19 percent a decade ago.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The American dream is in peril for many families in this country as foreclosures rise and dreams shatter,” Rep. Betty Sutton – a Democrat from Ohio, a state particularly hard-hit by the default wave – declared in debate before the vote. The bad news deepened again on Tuesday. Research firm Realty- Trac Inc. said the number of foreclosure filings reported in the United States last month more than doubled, compared with August 2006, and jumped 36 percent from July – a trend signaling that many homeowners are increasingly unable to make timely mortgage payments or sell their homes amid the housing slump. An estimated 2 million to 2.5million adjustable-rate mortgages are scheduled to “reset” this year and next, jumping from “teaser” rates for the first two or three years to much steeper rates that could cost borrowers their homes. The wave of resets could crest during the presidential and congressional election campaigns next year, and the issue has brought politically charged debate in recent weeks about possible responses by the government. At the same time, turbulence in financial and credit markets resulting from the mortgage upheaval has cast a shadow over the economy and raised the specter of a possible recession. Sutton called the legislation, which backers say could help an estimated 250,000 families, “a bold step forward on what is going to be a long road to fix this broken system.” WASHINGTON – The House on Tuesday approved a plan to expand federal backing of mortgages in hopes of helping struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure. The bill, which passed the House 348-72, would allow the Federal Housing Administration, which insures mortgages for low- and middle-income borrowers, to back refinanced loans for tens of thousands of borrowers who are delinquent on payments because their mortgages are resetting to sharply higher rates from low initial “teaser” levels. The measure, which exceeds limits favored by the Bush administration, is Congress’ first stand-alone bill in response to the mortgage-market tumult of the summer, which came amid a rising tide of defaults and foreclosures. The Senate last week passed spending legislation that includes $200million to provide aid to nonprofits and other groups that offer counseling and information to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. House Republicans sharply objected to a $300million-a-year fund for grants for affordable rental housing and homeownership assistance for low-income families, which would be financed from FHA revenues – a plan also opposed by the Bush administration. But House Republicans mostly were swept along in the vote for the bill, whose overall thrust they endorsed in the face of the mortgage crisis.
COVINA -It took the Charter Oak High School girls soccer team a half to get going, but once the Chargers did, they looked every bit like the team fans have high aspirations for this season. Visiting Los Altos led 2-1 at halftime of Tuesday’s Miramonte League opener for both teams before the Chargers stormed back with three goals in the second half to post a 4-2 win at Charter Oak High. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaBlock’s message clearly didn’t sink until after halftime. Jamie Stephens’ header gave Charter Oak a 1-0 lead in the first half. Then, Los Altos took over by dominating the last 15 minutes of the half. Jenna Hulion tied the score with a header off of a corner kick in the 36th minute. Rebecca Ramos gave Los Altos the lead moments later with a low line drive that got past Charter Oak goalie Natalie Bailey. The Conquerors controlled possession as fullback Ariel Chen and midfielder Manya Nevarov never let a Charter Oak attack materialize, a stark contrast to what happened in the second half. “I was definitely frustrated at the end of the first half, trying to get them to understand it wasn’t over,” Block said. “We needed to pull together. It was hard to watch them score two, back-to-back goals.” Whatever Block said at halftime worked, because the Chargers played like a team possessed in the second half. Elizabeth Higgins tied the score early in the second half with a cross-field shot that hit in front of Los Altos goalie Yolie Castro, bounced over her head and went in. Minutes later, Diana Costello rocketed a shot that Castro dove for, only to have it go under her and trickle in for a 3-2 Charter Oak lead. “I had been telling them all week that we’re only going to have a few opportunities against a good team like this, so you need to take advantage of them,” Block said. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I told these girls from the very beginning that we had a chance to win the league,” first-year Chargers coach Marisa Block said. “This is the most talented team this school has ever seen. This game was going to set the stage for the whole season.” Charter Oak improved to 8-2-1 overall. Los Altos fell to 3-8-1.
“I’m not going to blame any player,” the Spurs manager said. “I blame myself. I am responsible. We didn’t win. If you want to blame somebody, blame me.”Tottenham fought back from 1-0 down in Eindhoven thanks to goals from Lucas Moura and Harry Kane and had chances to kill the game off until Lloris fouled Lozano.Pochettino, though, said his captain had nothing to apologise for. REVEALED For a long period it seemed as though Kane’s goal would be the winner with Spurs battling back from a goal down 3 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REPLY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 3 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Most popular football news Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow REVEALED Needing a win to keep hopes of progressing from their Champions League group, Tottenham Hotspur threw away their lifeline by conceding an equaliser when down to ten men.Hugo Lloris was sent off in the 79th minute for his challenge on Hirving Lozano, but manager Mauricio Pochettino said no individual is to blame after the 2-2 draw. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ BEST OF ADVICE Lloris charged out and brought Lozano crashing down with Spurs 2-1 up Lloris was shown a straight red for his foul on Hirving Lozano “Why apologise? No, no, no . . . one day when I was young I made a big mistake and my manager said to me you don’t need to apologise,” the Argentinian said.“Only those on the pitch can make a mistake. It wasn’t a mistake, it was an action and a sending off.“Hugo doesn’t need to apologise to myself or the team.” no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 3 shining “It looked like we played without goals because it was about keeping possession and trying to play and not about being aggressive in the final third.“We didn’t force the opponent because we believed it was enough with the effort we made.“In football you cannot allow the opponent some time to be alive. You need to kill the game, if not you pay.” Pochettino also said those opportunities to finish their opponents off is what cost them.“If you don’t win following what happened then you don’t deserve to be in the Champions League. We dominated and were so much better.“We didn’t force, that is why our feeling is so bad, because it was under control — we were playing so well,” he added.“The PSV fans were so disappointed with the performance of their team, but it was like it was contagious.
THE state of our policing service and its lack of resources have been revealed in shocking statistics published by Donegal TD Pádraig MacLochlainnThe Sinn Féin politician has revealed that figures from the Court Service have been brought to his attention, confirming that more 38% of garda summons issued by the courts from January 2009 to December 2012 have not been served.Out of a total of 1, 688,349 Garda Summons issued, 646,509 were not served. Deputy Mac Lochlainn has written to the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, seeking urgent clarification. He said: “John Wilson, one of the two whistle blowers who brought their concerns about how penalty points were being terminated by senior gardaí in to the public domain, has received the data from the Court Service and brought it to my attention.“At first read these figures make startling reading. This will be a matter of real public concern. I have now written to the Minister for Justice seeking urgent clarification”.Court Service data on garda summons issued and summons not servedYear No. of Garda Summons Issued No. of Summons not served Jan to Dec 2009 493,635 205,088Jan to Dec 2010 472,932 183,357Jan to Dec 2011 360,462 134,477Jan to Dec 2012 341,320 123,587____________ ____________ 1, 688, 349 646,509ENDSTWO OUT OF EVERY FIVE GARDA SUMMONS NEVER SERVED, REVEALS SHOCKED TD was last modified: September 24th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL Deputy Padraig MacLochlainnGarda summonsstatistics
Rosses youngster Daniel Ward of Keadue Rovers is in dreamland today after being asked to play for Norwich City. Ward impressed representatives of Norwich City at last week’s Foyle Cup competition in Derry.He has been asked to play for Norwich City at the Hibernian Cup in Dublin next month. Ward starred for the Finn Harps Academy 2000 side at the Foyle Cup and his performances caught the eye of a number of scouts.Ramelton native Kyle Callan-McFadden made his first-team debut for the Canaries last week in a pre-season friendly match. YOUNG KEADUE ROVERS STAR ASKED TO ATTEND TOURNAMENT WITH NORWICH CITY was last modified: August 1st, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsSport
Met Eireann have issued Donegal with a Yellow Status Snow-Ice Weather warning for tonight, with temperatures set to plummet.Forecasters are predicting that there could be snow up to 3cm in some places as winter gets ready to bite.The county has been battered by storms over the last number of days, which had left many homes across the county without electricity and power. Debris from the storms had left some roads unpassable until they had been cleared by council workers and motorists were advised not to undertake any unnecessary journeys.It was hoped that the weather would become milder, but it now looks certain Donegal will be hit by a combination of Snow and Ice.A Met Eireann forecaster said, “Wintry showers will spread East tonight, and are likely to give a covering of snow of up to 3cm in places.“Icy patches will form in any locations escaping snow showers. Further snow showers and similar accumulations will occur on Tuesday night.Gardaí are advising motorists to drive with extreme caution.It is now expected that council officials will now grit all major roads in preparation for the adverse weather that is on its way. MET EIREANN ISSUE DONEGAL WITH A SNOW-ICE WARNING FOR TONIGHT was last modified: January 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsweather
Editorial: a rising tide of economic prosperity could lift science, too, as long as it is honest science serving the citizenry.The morning after Donald Trump’s historic upset, his opponents in Big Science are strangely silent. They may be in shock. Some science news sites, like the BBC News, are panicking, worried what this will mean for global warming treaties. One guy on The Conversation is blaming Twitter bots for the victory. Mike Wall on Space.com is already telling Trump what he needs to do for space science. Science reporters will be analyzing the historic election for days and weeks, wondering what it portends for their interest group.There’s no question that scientific institutions were uniformly and shamelessly anti-Trump, as we reported (10/16/16). But the clear victory not only of President-elect Trump but the prospect of all three branches of American government leaning Republican, coupled with that election-night image of a red American map with just a few pockets of Democrat blue, should counsel the wise of the loyal opposition to avoid strident remarks at this time. Anti-Trumpism is impolitic right now for those hoping to get in the good graces of the populist revolution.Let’s consider some ways in which scientific institutions can be glad Trump won. His theme, “Make America great again,” if successful, will include science. The slow recovery over the last eight years, with its high taxes and unprecedented debt, has put a damper on everything. It’s not just coal miners and manufacturers who have been suffering. Science funding needs a robust economy that can generate tax revenue. When the gravy is plentiful, there’s more to go around. Big Science should welcome a strong American economy. Think of all the rhetoric about America falling behind in science. It’s not because of creationism, as Bill Nye is wont to complain. The whole country has been plodding along for nearly a decade. If you want strong science, make America prosperous again.Science has also suffered along with everyone else because of insecurity and instability over the past decade. You can’t have science without security. Will your lab fall victim to the next terrorist attack? Will violent student protests hit the science building? Can you have your next science conference without fear? The clearest responsibility of government is the safety of its citizens, and Trump has made the rule of law a priority. Law enforcement agencies are all on his side. If you want strong science, make America safe again.Honesty will help science. The journals have been fretting about fraud for years. Today on The Conversation, for instance, Marilyn McMahon called for tougher action on fraud. The ethics of a society flow from the top down. According to exit polls, the dishonesty of Hillary Clinton weighed heavily on voters’ minds. It seemed that political insiders could get away with things that would land ordinary citizens in jail. If she had won, her unscrupulous habits might well have tempted many a scientist to cheat, thinking that if our leaders can do it, we can do it. If you want strong science, make America honest again.Many conservatives feel chains dropping off after this election. Now that the pollsters, the pundits and the naysayers were proven wrong, there’s freedom in the air to say what one believes. Political correctness is trending downward. A light was switched on. The thought police look like pretenders in cheap Halloween costumes, less of a threat, less able to enforce conformity. How will that help science? Well, thought control tends to backfire on its enforcers. Science thrives on transparent, free exchange of ideas. Let’s talk. Let’s debate. Let’s listen to each other. If you want strong science, open up the marketplace of ideas.Trump is no scientist, but neither was Clinton. She said she “believes in science,” but she couldn’t tell a protein from a proton. What matters for researchers are the policies of the two candidates. Trump has promised to get rid of stifling regulations. While this will undoubtedly help small businesses, the air of individual liberty (under law) will have spillover effects on science. Excessive regulation hurts universities and research labs that, like businesses, have to spend inordinate amounts of money reading, understanding and complying with piles of paper orders written in incomprehensible legalese emanating from unelected bureaucrats. Imagine having more time and money to actually do science. If you want strong science, make America free again.We expect the secular Darwin-loving scientists to be fretting about a resurgence of creationism. No worries; if it happens, it won’t be because Trump pushes it. Most evangelicals had deep concerns about Trump’s paganism anyway. The President-elect hardly knows anything about the issue, although Vice President Pence might. Trump’s mind is focused on liberty and prosperity for all. The only possible challenges for evolutionists will be (1) needing to justify the expenditure of money on Darwinian research, (2) needing to defend Darwinism instead of assuming it. Trump’s call for school choice will, if implemented, decentralize schools and create more competition in the way science is taught. Public schools will still be guided by science standards adopted by state governments. But what if home schools and charter schools leave public school science education in the dust? Will the Darwin lobby retain the power to dictate what teachers must say about origins? Will a renewal of religious liberty empower Darwin skeptics to articulate their views more in public?We call on Darwinians to enter the debate. They may not be able to rest on their presumptive authority much longer. The consensus could shift in the new era of transparency (see 10/31/16). This is nothing to fear for a true scientist. Any theory that has to rely on consensus looks weak. If Darwinian evolution is solid, it can withstand scrutiny. Make your case. Show people the evidence. Give it your best shot. Good luck.For scientists who supported Hillary Clinton, have a good cry for a day, then think about these points. There’s no reason to fear. There’s every reason to embrace the future. If America is great again, science will be great again.—David Coppedge, EditorNature let loose with unmixed venom already. In a piece by Jeff Tollefson, Lauren Morello and Sara Reardon, the rag presumes to speak for all science by saying, “Donald Trump’s US election win stuns scientists.” Scientists? What scientists? All scientists? Some scientists? Globalist socialist UK scientists? Come on, that’s a very unscientific sample. We find out right away what they mean: scientists who push global warming agendas. One observer quoted thinks, “China could emerge as the global leader on climate change.” Wonderful. More power to them. Since they commit most of the pollution, let them clean up their act first. Then let them kill their economy by letting globalists tell them how to run their country.The editorial is also unscientific by calling him “the first anti-science president” as if Trump is opposed to capillary action, gravity or DNA. Good grief; this over-the-top hit piece is a slap in the face to the millions of Americans who voted for him. They quote only the most vicious Clintonians and Obamaniacs: “This is terrifying for science, research, education, and the future of our planet,” tweets a postdoc who wants to go back to Europe after the election. Please go, María Escudero Escribano. We’ll buy your ticket.Nature had none of the grace and humility that Trump showed in his acceptance speech. Even Hillary Clinton was magnanimous in defeat, calling all citizens to support Trump and give him a chance to succeed. Nature was nasty! Those pinko globalist materialists need to keep their grimy socialist claws out of American politics. They do not speak for all scientists. If science funding soars in a roaring Trump economy, we hope they will come trembling back like meek little kittens. In the meantime, an educational tour of their version of utopia would do them good. Venezuela. (Visited 44 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A few tweaks to the forecast this morning and they are allowing for a few more dry areas to try and develop over the next week. Unfortunately, we don’t think it will be enough to really give a good planting window statewide. Here is what we see this morning.We are dry all day today. We expect a partly to mostly sunny day with temps near to slightly above normal. High pressure this morning is in northern West Virginia, meaning south winds continue to dominate today on the backside of that high, which will help temperatures climb. Tomorrow, we have some moisture returning to Ohio. We see scattered showers over about 65% of the state. These showers will focus on the northern half to three quarters of the state, with the southern quarter of Ohio seeing nothing really tomorrow. Rain totals tomorrow will be a few hundredths to .4”. Then from tomorrow night through Wednesday, we shift the action south into southern Ohio, with similar rain totals, but coverage down to about 40%. Wednesday night thunderstorms move into the SW Ohio, and then drift across the rest of the state. Those can have some heavier moisture, with rain totals at .25″-1″ and coverage near 75%. Notice that we see some significant holes showing up in that rain coverage tomorrow through Thursday. That may lead to some locations getting some better drying than others. WE are looking at a fully dry set of days for Friday and Saturday…meaning some of those drier holes can be looking at 3 or 4 days of dry weather in a row. This will be a minority in Ohio, but it is possible.Overnight Saturday night, we see some clouds and can’t rule out a few widely scattered showers. Rain totals will be a few hundredths to .1” with 40% coverage. This really is not a big deal, but we can’t quite wave the “all clear” flag yet. We will be watching to see if this moisture actually goes away. Sunday should be sunny and dry in Ohio again. So, putting it all together, the map at right is a look at combined rain potential for the week, with the period ending Sunday night.However, whether we are able to see that Saturday night moisture fade or not, we finish the 10 day window on a wet note. Rain arrives again for Monday the 29th, bringing .5”-2” over 75% of the state. Scattered showers linger next Tuesday, the 30th and can trigger a few hundredths to .25” with 30% coverage. Then we have rain from I-70 north net Wednesday, May 1st, with potential for .2”-.7” over 60% of the northern half of Ohio. This pattern will bring drying to a screeching halt and will set field work progress potential back once again if it comes to fruition.In the extended period, additional rains are likely for the May 2-4 time frame, with combined totals at half to 1.5”. Coverage will be around 80% of the state. Then after a couple of days of dry weather, another front is likely around the 6th and 7th that brings up to half an inch over 70% of Ohio. Behind that we may be able to put together a drier forecast window into mid-May.