FEU looks to erase past mistakes in matchup against Ateneo

first_img“We’ve entered the Final Four and whatever we failed to do in the eliminations, the semifinals is the time for us to do it,” said Delos Santos. “This is a challenge for us, and I don’t necessarily put a pressure on the team because they might feel the burden.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES FEU’s losses against Ateneo were the results of a failed comeback with the Lady Eagles prevailing 25-19, 24-26, 19-25, 25-16, 15-11, in the first round, and 25-20, 25-22, 17-15, 21-25, 15-8 in the next.“We’ll be depending on our elimination games against Ateneo once we face them in the Final Four,” said FEU head coach Shaq Delos Santos Thursday after the team’s practice. “We’ll study what went wrong, our lapses, because once we reach the fifth set that’s where we experience a slip in our performance.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Lady Tamaraws finished with a fourth-best record of 8-6 but staring at them at the other side are the Lady Eagles who own the league-best 12-2 card.Delos Santos said their losses in the elimination rounds, especially against the Lady Eagles, will not only serve as motivation to do better, but as lessons to improve their performance come the semifinals. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely View comments FEU Lady Tamaraws.Far Eastern University experienced a couple of big uncertainties in its two games against Ateneo in the elimination stages of the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament.Both games ended in fifth sets, and the Lady Tamaraws were left to ponder what could’ve have happened if they closed the game better.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig outcenter_img Recovering Abueva misses practicing for Gilas Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

M28 Skytruck pilots, engineers honoured

first_imgJAGS Aviation, part of the BK Group of Companies, on Friday honoured several pilots and engineers who are now qualified to operate and maintain the M28 Skytruck aircraft.The honourees with the officialsThe twin-engine M28 Skytruck was acquired at a cost of US$4 million in December of 2014 making JAGS Aviation the first in the Caribbean to own such an aircraft. A noted feature of the aircraft is its ability to take off from and land on relatively short and undeveloped airstrips, a veritable game-changer in the domestic industry, given the current state of affairs.An M28 SkytruckOn Friday, the company awarded its pilots, Captains Andrew Shaw, Paul Dalgetty, Raul Seecharran and Errol Pearson with certificates qualifying them to operate the aircraft. Captain Christopher Kirkcaldy of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority was also honoured, having completed the full course qualifying him to perform check rides on the aircraft.BK International Inc facilitated the ground and flight school training programme with flight training at the JAGS Aviation hangar at the Eugene F Correia Airport at Ogle, East Coast Demerara. The course is a follow-up to the successful completion of 146 hours of the M28 Skytruck Maintenance Course, which commenced on August 15 and concluded on September 18.Captain Czeslaw Zywocki from Poland, who is associated with the factory which manufactures the aircraft, instructed the course and covered ground school and flight training.Acting GCAA Director Saheed Suleman said that the Authority was pleased with the investment and the benefits associated.“The Civil Aviation Authority is here to regulate and support the development of aviation in Guyana. We believe that the investment made is necessary as we look to attract and acquire larger aircraft. We believe that the population of Guyana will benefit because we believe that if you get larger aircraft to transport more people, the cost of travel will go down and it benefits the economy,” he said.He noted that there were some parts of Guyana which were only accessible by air, thus making the Skytruck the ideal aircraft for the job, since it has the capacity to land on shorter airstrips.“The hinterland and the coastland, we can only connect certain areas by air, so this investment, in collaboration with enhancing the capacity of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority as the regulator, I believe is the way to go,” Suleman added.BK Group of Companies Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Brian Tiwarie said that the company chose to invest in the aircraft since they thought it was the best choice for the Guyanese population. He said that they have a contract with the company, which provides for a pilot and engineer from the manufacturer to train staffers.While delivering the feature address, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon underscored the importance of the aircraft, noting that it would broaden the capacity of the company in the execution of its mandate to connect the coastland with the hinterland.“This is an important piece of equipment that adds to the Civil Aviation Authority and the airlift capacity of our aviation industry in particular to do with the small airstrips in the country,” he said.“We are seeing the widening, a broadening of the capacity of our companies to be able to move people and materials from our coastland to the hinterland. That is where the heart of our development is taking place. We will be able to move more people and goods on smaller airstrips, which will bring the cost down and contribute to the good life for all,” Harmon added.An M28 Skytruck can land on short runways and fly on one engine with capacity cargo.last_img read more

Tax plan may put seniors to work

first_img“You could be a receptionist!” Feiner said. “You could greet people right here, when they come in.” “That I would love,” Davison said. Scott Parkin, spokesman for the National Council on Aging, said the program sounded interesting, as long as it wasn’t limited to menial work. “It’s certainly in line with what we stand for, keeping seniors involved in work or volunteering as a part of healthy aging,” he said. Boulder County, Colo., pioneered a tax work-off program in 1986 for residents over 60 and now has about 250 applicants for the fewer than 100 openings, said spokeswoman Barbara Halpin. The work done by the seniors includes landscaping, gathering climate data, clipping newspapers and staffing the courthouse information booth. “Taxes aren’t that high out here, so even at $7 an hour people can burn off their county taxes pretty quickly,” Halpin said. She added that many stay in the program as volunteers after paying off their taxes. In Concord, Mass., Maria Casey of the personnel department said about 10 seniors get $8.50 an hour to work at research, data entry and groundskeeping. The program, started in 1999, “allows seniors to be able to work and be involved in the community, and the town benefits by their work,” she said. Feiner is suggesting creating about 25 slots for seniors and letting them work off $500 or so a year. His proposal faces some obstacles. If the wages earned are to be tax-free and directly credited to the property tax bill, the state Legislature would have to approve. In addition, unions would have to be convinced that the program is no threat to their members’ job security. Feiner is hoping for at least a pilot program next year. Eventually, he said, he would like to see the county and the local school districts adopt similar plans. “If we got seniors working for the schools, there might be a more intergenerational feeling there,” he said. “It might be easier to pass the school budgets.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GREENBURGH, N.Y. – Audrey Davison lives alone, gets a $620 Social Security check each month and worries about the sharply rising taxes on her four-bedroom house. Davison, 76, raised her family there and after 43 years, she really doesn’t want to leave Greenburgh. Greenburgh doesn’t want her to leave, either. The town is pushing a program that would let seniors work part time, for $7 an hour, to help pay off some of their property taxes. “People shouldn’t have to sell their house, move away to a place with less taxes, leave behind their family and friends,” said Town Supervisor Paul Feiner. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonHe envisions retired doctors mentoring schoolchildren, retired accountants helping with the town’s finances, retired lawyers offering their services for a discount. But there are plenty of less-skilled jobs that need doing, he said. “It’s not like we’re going to see Grandma running the snowplow,” he said. “There are lots of things people can do for the town and it wouldn’t cost us that much to pay them.” The proposal has caused a stir in Greenburgh, a town of 90,000 in Westchester County, which has the nation’s third-highest homeowner property taxes. The plan would be unusual if not unique in New York, but similar programs are considered successes in Colorado, Massachusetts, South Carolina and elsewhere. Davison, who suffers from arthritis and sciatica and needs a walker to get around on her bad days, said she pays about $12,000 a year in property taxes – perhaps $2,000 to the town – and has already taken out a reverse mortgage to pay her bills. Talking to Feiner last week at the town senior center, she said, “I would work as long as it was a job where I could sit.” last_img read more

Delight for local boxing as Ireland to host European Championships

first_imgTHE PRESIDENT of the Donegal Boxing Board, Peter O’Donnell, has welcomed the news that Belfast has been chosen as the venue for the 2020 European Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Championships.Belfast will host the 18th staging of the Championships, the first time since 2001 that the city has held an international boxing tournament.The announcement was made on Saturday following an inter-county match between Antrim and Kildare at the Corpus Christi Club on the Whiterock Road. “It is brilliant news for all of Irish boxing,” O’Donnell, who was present for the big announcement, told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub.“Belfast is a real home of boxing and has produced some great champions down the years. Irish boxing has had great success over the last number of years and it’s a great testament to the work being done that the IABA has secured the European Championships.”Ireland last staged the European Championships in 2013 when Aaron McKenna – now a stablemate of Jason Quigley with Sheer Sports Management – and Jordan Myers won gold medals at the City West Hotel in Dublin.Also at those Championships, Finn Valley ABC’s Leon Gallagher was a bronze medalist after being beaten by Ivan Chebrevichev from Ukraine in a 65kgs semi-final. Paddy Donovan who is being trained, like Quigley, by Andy Lee was also a participant, but her made an exit after a loss to Russia’s Nikia Piskunov in an early round. O’Donnell said: “Irish boxing is looking forward to having the top boxers from Europe with us next summer. It will be a big undertaking to hold this tournament, but it’s fantastic to give our young boxers this kind of Championship to view on the doorstep.”In 2001, Belfast hosted the World Championships when Guillermo Rigondeaux, David Haye and Carl Froch – who all went on to become World champions – won gold medals.IABA President Dominic O’Rourke and Belfast boxing strategy development officer Liam Corr attended a EUBC Conference in Antalya, Turkey earlier this month when the decision was made.“Ireland has a proud record at this level, and our young boxers will be looking to improve on that next summer at what will be a wonderful week of boxing in Belfast,” O’Rourke said.“We want to bring in major events, and this will be stepping stone to possibly the Under 22 Championships and possibly the Elite Championships in two years’ time.” Boxers from 34 countries are expected to compete at the Championships. While the venue and the dates have yet to be officially confirmed, it is likely that the new Brook Leisure Centre will house the Championships from June 25 to July 9.Contested across 33 weights (19 male, 14 female), Ireland won 10 bronze, 6 silver, and 2 gold in the most recent edition of the championships in Tblisi, Georgia.Delight for local boxing as Ireland to host European Championships was last modified: December 22nd, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Aaron McKennaBelfastboxingBrook Leisure CentreDominic O’RourkeIABAJason QuigleyLeon GallagherPaddy Donovanpeter o’donnelllast_img read more

Rafters secure series split

first_imgFor the City TimesMEQUON – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (5-7) got a quality start from Nathan Hemmerling and backed it up with a strong offensive showing in a 5-0 win over the Lakeshore Chinooks (3-9).Wisconsin Rapids got on the board in the top of the first with a pair of runs on an error and a Rich Ciufo sacrifice fly. One inning later, the Rafters extended their lead to 3-0 with an RBI single by Josh Nicoloff. In the third, Rapids tacked on another run as Ciufo scored on a wild pitch.The Rafters added an insurance run in the seventh on a run scored by Richie Schiekofer to lead 5-0 heading to the eighth inning. Rapids held on to win game four of the series and split the series with divisional opponent Lakeshore.Hemmerling pitched six shutout innings, giving up just four hits and adding a strikeout to earn the win. Zack Hunsicker pitched an inning and surrendered one hit. Jimmy Borzone closed the game for Wisconsin Rapids with two innings of work.Lakeshore starter Randon Dauman is credited with the loss in 2.1 innings of work.last_img read more

Amanda hangs up her racquet

first_img5 July 2004Way back in January 1988, at the age of 16, Amanda Coetzer turned professional. Now, after 16 years on the pro tennis circuit, she has called it quits, bringing the curtain down on a career as courageous as it was successful.In an age when tennis equipment technology made huge advances, helping the power games of the athletes of the “new generation”, Coetzer proved that guts, physical and mental commitment, and a marvelous scrambling, thinking game could overcome the cut-and-thrust of the modern tennis superstars.After all, Coetzer stands only 1.54 metres tall (five foot two inches) and weights about 54 kilograms. Compare that to players like Amelie Mauresmo (1.75m, 69kg) or Lindsay Davenport (1.89m, 79kg).These are just two of the players that Coetzer competed against, more than holding her own, rising as high as third in the world rankings in November 1997.An amazing journeyShe says it was an amazing journey, being able to play the sport she loves, travel the world, and meet so many wonderful people. Through those years, Coetzer built up a considerable following, and not only in South Africa.Who wouldn’t want to cheer her on – the little gladiator battling bigger warriors on the other side of the net?For Coetzer to succeed she needed tremendous heart, and that heart was always in evidence on the court, a quality that simply demanded that fans cheer for her.And let it be said, especially in an age where image is so important – why else is Anna Kournikova so well known? – that Coetzer is a very attractive athlete, even more so in person than on television.Former world number one Martina Hingis once admitted that she hated playing Coetzer more than any other player. “Just when you think you’ve hit a winner”, she said, “the ball comes back at you, again, and again, and again.”Coetzer acknowledges, and is grateful for, the part that fans played in making her choice of career a success. “No matter what I may do in the future, I know that tennis will always be a part of my life”, she reckons.Coetzer’s golden yearUndoubtedly the best year of Coetzer’s career was 1997, when she reached number three in the world, winning tournaments in Budapest and Luxembourg, reaching two Grand Slam semi-finals – the French Open and Australian Open – and beating the great Steffi Graf three times.Only five players ever managed to beat Graf three times in one year. Coetzer’s Australian Open victory over Graf brought the world number one’s 45-match winning streak to an end, and earned Coetzer the nickname that stuck, “The Little Assassin”.Coetzer was also responsible for Graf’s worst ever defeat, a 6-1, 6-0 thrashing of the German in Berlin.The South African star rounded off her most memorable year by becoming the first player in Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) history to win three awards: Most Improved Player, the Diamond ACES award for interaction between players and fans, and (for the second time) the Karen Krantzcke Award for Sportsmanship.Fine recordDuring her career, Coetzer landed nine WTA singles and nine doubles titles. Her last title came in Acupulco, Mexico in 2003, when she won the Mexican Open for the second time.She contested 56 Grand Slam events, and represented South Africa at three consecutive Olympic Games and in numerous Fed Cup ties.Coetzer still sees herself being involved in tennis in future. And her retirement certainly does not mean the end of her Learn Tennis, Love Tennis Foundation – she says the Foundation will remain one of her priorities.Her personal assistant, Bruce Davidson, says her new schedule will include some relaxation time, then it will be about getting down to studying. Coetzer left school in standard eight to take up her tennis career, after which she completed her matric by correspondence. Now she wants to study further.RomanceThere is also something else that is sure to keep Coetzer occupied: romance. She has been linked with Hollywood film producer Arnon Milchan, whose production list includes movies such as “LA Confidential”, “Pretty Woman”, “Fight Club”, “JFK”, “Free Willy” and “Natural Born Killers”.Imagine that … after picking up more than R35-million in prize money during her career – not to mention her personal endorsements – Coetzer is in love with a man whose personal worth dwarfs her own considerable fortune!Milchan is considerably older than Coetzer at 59 years of age, but who knows how love works. All that South African tennis fans know is love for the feisty player from the small Free State town of Hoopstad. She certainly made her mark on the world tennis circuit, and gave her country a player and a role model to be proud of. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Loss Prevention Jobs in Nevada

first_imgSmith’s Food & Drug StoresDistrict Asset Protection Manager, District 7Reno, NVDistrict/RegionalFull-time03/19/2019Smith’s Food & Drug StoresAsset Protection Specialist, District 7Reno, NVDistrict/RegionalFull-time03/19/2019To find more jobs, in Nevada and around the country, click here to search the LPjobs website, the premiere online source for loss prevention employment and e-recruiting.(This post was published in 2017 and is updated regularly.)- Sponsor – [text_ad use_post=’2385′] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img

Two hurt in shooting outside store in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood

first_imgCLEVELAND, Ohio – Two men suffered gunshot wounds late Monday in the parking lot outside a store on Cleveland’s East Side, police said.A 31-year-old man was shot in the leg and a 25-year-old man was shot in the arm about 11:30 p.m. outside a Save-a-Lot on East 125th Street at St. Clair Avenue, in the Glenville neighborhood, according to a police report.Cleveland.com- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img

Employee Wanted in Theft of $5,000 from C-Store

first_imgPolice in Arkansas were searching Monday for a Little Rock woman accused of stealing over $5,000 from the convenience store where she worked, authorities said. The Little Rock Police Department had an active warrant Monday morning for Tatyanna Arielle Powell in the theft of $5,331.35 in cash from Murphy USA, 14711 Cantrell Road, according to a statement by the department.The statement does not suggest when the money was stolen or why Powell is suspected in its theft. An assistant manager at the Murphy USA said Powell was a cashier at the store, but was terminated several months ago… Arkansas Democrat Gazette Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img

Trump Releases FY 2018 Budget Proposals; Tax Reform Details Expected Later

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportPresident Trump unveiled his administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget proposals on May 23. The FY 2018 budget does not elaborate on tax reform measures but reiterates the president’s call for lowering individual and business tax rates, as well as eliminating the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) and the federal estate tax. The FY 2018 budget proposals reflect core principles outlined in the president’s so-called “skinny budget” released in March (TAXDAY, 2017/03/17, W.1).TaxesThe president’s budget explains that “details of the administration’s reforms to individual and business taxes will be released at a later date.” The budget highlights the president’s call to:Lower individual income tax rates;Lower corporate income tax rates;Expand the standard deduction;Protect homeownership, charitable giving and retirement saving;Help families with child and dependent care expenses;End the Alternative Minimum Tax;Repeal the net investment income (NII) tax;Abolish the federal estate tax; andTransition to a territorial tax system.“We must reduce the tax burden on American workers and businesses, so that we can maximize incomes and economic growth,” President Trump said in his budget message. “We must also simplify our tax system, so that individuals and businesses do not waste countless hours and resources simply paying their taxes.”The president also proposed to require taxpayers claiming the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit to file with Social Security numbers, Mick Mulvaney, White House budget director, told reporters at a briefing in Washington, D.C. “The child tax care credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit, one of our proposals is that we are going to require you to have a Social Security number now to collect those,” Mulvaney said.Additionally, President Trump proposed to create a new benefit within the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program. This new benefit would provide up to six weeks paid leave to mothers, fathers and adoptive parents.On the business side, the president’s budget calls for business tax reform that reduces the tax rate on American businesses, and that serves to eliminate most special interest tax breaks, making the tax code more equitable and more efficient “to help pay for lower business tax rates.” A transition to a territorial tax system would include a one-time repatriation tax rate on profits already accumulated in foreign jurisdictions.Tax GapThe tax gap is the difference between what taxpayers owe and what they pay. Mulvaney told reporters that the tax gap for 2016 was $486 billion. The FY 2018 budget does not assume that closing the tax gap, he said. “We don’t assume an additional penny of that being closed as part of our tax reform.”Health CareConcerning health care, the president’s budget takes the position that Congress will pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) (HR 1628), Mulvaney said. The AHCA, as approved by the House, repeals the NII tax and many other Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148)-related taxes (TAXDAY, 2017/05/05, C.1).Treasury/IRS OperationsThe Treasury Department would be funded at approximately $12.1 billion for FY 2018. The FY 2018 budget provides some $10.9 billion for the IRS. Additionally, President Trump called for giving the IRS more authority to correct errors on taxpayer returns and to authorize the Service to regulate return preparers.Administration Views“This is the message from the president to the Congress and says, look, here are my priorities in terms of where I want to spend more; here’s what I think should be spent; here’s where the big-ticket items are,” Mulvaney told reporters. “President Trump’s budget focuses Treasury on our core missions of collecting revenue and managing the nation’s debt, while modernizing, streamlining and increasing efficiencies to reduce operating expenditures,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin added.Congressional Reaction“We have shown that Democrats and Republicans, House and Senate, can come together to compromise on appropriations. We should follow the same blueprint we used in passing the 2017 funding bill in passing the 2018 bill,” Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said.“In our system of government, the president proposes and Congress disposes,” Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, said. “As a member of the Budget Committee, I’ll carefully scrutinize and assess priorities as the president has with his proposal.”By George Jones and George L. Yaksick, Jr., Wolters Kluwer News StaffBudget of the U.S. Government – A New Foundation for American Greatness – Fiscal Year 2018last_img read more