IPPO gives food packs to 5,000 poor families

first_imgHethanked local government units for their cooperation. “Thebayanihan system is really a big helpto the affected families. Kung may maiponpa tayo until April 30, we will sustain our program para walang magugutom. Kung may nais na tumulong willing naman kami mag-facilitate,”Lucas added./PN TheIPPO selected the poorest barangays in every town – with the help of municipalsocial welfare and development (MSWD) offices – for the civic outreach.  Eachfood pack contained rice, canned goods, sugar, coffee, noodles, and vegetables. Prioritybeneficiaries in the distribution conducted on April 15 were the poorestfamilies, said Police Colonel Paul Kenneth Lucas, IPPO director. Theenhanced community quarantine will end on April 30.center_img “Wehope this humble support can help ease the burden of poor families who are themost badly affected by the enhanced community quarantine,” saidLucas. Lucasalso thanked concerned individuals and business establishments that supportedthe IPPO project. ILOILO– Five thousand families in 43 municipalities economically displaced by theenhanced community quarantine (ECQ) here received food packs from the IloiloPolice Provincial Office (IPPO).  An old woman receives a food pack from policemen of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office. “We hope this humble support can help ease the burden of poor families who are the most badly affected by the enhanced community quarantine,” says Police Colonel Paul Kenneth Lucas, Iloilo police director. IPPO PHOTOlast_img read more

Gun, cellphones lost to robbers

first_imgBACOLOD City – A firearm and three cellphones went missing at a house in Barangay Taculing. According to police investigators, Yanson discovered that his 9mm pistol and three iPhone 7, which he placed on his folding bed, were gone around 7 a.m. yesterday. Bobby Yanson complained to police that his items were allegedly lost to robbers.center_img Officers of Police Station 6 have yet to identify the identities and number of suspects./PNlast_img

Spurs eyeing Saints duo

first_img Press Association After achieving their best ever Barclays Premier League finish last season, the odds on Saints getting relegated this time around are shortening by the day. Arsenal completed the signing of highly-rated right-back Calum Chambers on Monday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Dejan Lovren joined Liverpool in a £20million deal. Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are understood to be close to linking-up with former manager Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham as Southampton’s summer sale continues. Work is afoot to bring in replacements but so far only two have arrived, with Dusan Tadic joining from FC Twente before Graziano Pelle arrived from Koeman’s former club Feyenoord. Southampton executive director Les Reed has come under fire for this summer’s transfer activity and attempted to allay fans’ fears after Chambers’ departure to Arsenal. “Our position remains unchanged in that we are determined to keep our best young players at the club, as is evidenced by the decision to award Harrison Reed a new long-term contract last week, adding to the list of committed young professionals like James Ward-Prowse, Sam Gallagher, Jack Stephens, Jordan Turnbull, Matt Targett, Sam McQueen and others who have seen plenty of first-team activity recently,” he said on the club’s official website, www.saintsfc.co.uk. “We have an abundance of talent in the academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons. “It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line.” The Croatia international followed Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana in moving to Anfield, while teenage left-back Luke Shaw recently departed for Manchester United. Those transfers came in the wake of manager Pochettino and his staff leaving for Spurs, where two of his former Saints charges could be plying their trade next term. Press Association Sport understands Tottenham have stepped up their interest in Schneiderlin and Rodriguez, with the pair edging closer to deals taking them to White Hart Lane. Reports suggest Saints are asking £27million for midfielder Schneiderlin, who joined the club from Strasbourg in 2008 and played a key role in their rise from League One to the top-flight. The 24-year-old represented France at this summer’s World Cup and has attracted interest from Arsenal, although he is understood to favour a move to Spurs so he can work with Pochettino again. The former Argentina international is also in for Rodriguez, despite the England forward currently being sidelined by an anterior cruciate ligament injury. The 24-year-old has been at St Mary’s since joining from hometown club Burnley two years ago and made his Three Lions debut in November’s friendly against Chile. Their exits would be another hammer blow to recently-appointed manager Ronald Koeman, who is also expected to sell disruptive club-record signing Dani Osvaldo in the coming weeks. last_img read more

AG Barr assigns US attorney to review Mueller probe

first_imgIn recent congressional testimony, Barr has expressed concerns about alleged spying on Trump associates conducted by Mueller’s team.“I think spying did occur,” Barr said. “The question is whether it was adequately predicted and I’m not suggesting that it wasn’t, but I need to explore that.”Durham is reportedly looking into alleged misconduct involving improper government surveillance on the Trump campaign in 2016 as well as whether Democrats were the ones who improperly colluded with foreign actors.This story is developing. U.S. Attorney General William Barr has assigned U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut to investigate the origins of the two-year investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election also known as the “Mueller probe.”It was reported Tuesday, that Durham has been working with the attorney general for “for weeks” to determine whether federal agencies acted adequately in the early stages of the investigation, which resulted in a lengthy report from special counsel Robert Mueller.President Donald Trump has adamantly called for an investigation into the prolonged Mueller probe in which he’s called a “witch hunt” alleging on numerous occasions that it was politically motivated.Trump spoke with reporters Tuesday about Democrats and praised Barr for his work as attorney general but did not comment on recent reports of a separate probe.Question: “You talked about transparency sir, if you’re so transparent, why continue to block these House Democrats who are looking for information?”President Trump: “Because they’re asking for things that they’re not entitled to.” pic.twitter.com/8YFD7I5bru— The Hill (@thehill) May 14, 2019last_img read more

Inc. Magazine features student startup CubeForme

first_imgCubeForme, a startup formed by Kyle Pham, a sophomore double majoring in cognitive science and philosophy, politics and law, and Nick Nguyen, a UC Irvine student, was featured in Inc. Magazine’s “16 Coolest College Startups of 2016” this March. The magazine pitted startups against each other in a tournament, and CubeForme has made it to the second round of competition.Pham and Nguyen created their startup with about $2000 in funding last fall. It sells a monthly subscription box filled with “3D-printed creations,” and Pham said the purpose is to connect designers with audiences.“Each month, we feature a different designer, and we use their work to curate a themed box. Our angle is sort of pushing an appreciation of 3D printing and its creative possibilities,” Pham said.Though Pham and Nguyen’s academic backgrounds may not appear directly connected to 3D printing, Pham said the duo was drawn to entrepreneurship from the start.“Both of us have always had a desire to create a venture,” Pham said. “I think it really started later on in high school, where we kind of had joking discussions. But as college started, we realized there are all these resources available to us, and there was that real sense of a startup culture.”Though CubeForme has sold only about 60 boxes since its inception, Pham is grateful for the gradual growth — especially since the company’s 3D printer is housed outside co-founder Nguyen’s bedroom.“[It’s] is a very small number,” Pham said. “Ultimately, we’re looking to grow a lot by focusing on branding, collaborations and hosting giveaways, just getting the product out there first. But I almost appreciate that it’s been gradual so far because it’s made it much easier to balance with the rest of my life.”Pham said the idea of subscription-based 3D-printed art arose from a desire to “impact 3D printing as an industry.” CubeForme has sought out popular designers online to create the products that go into each box.“It differs each month. Artistic objects are one kind of thing you can receive, but other months it might be more gadget-based. Other times it’s more interactive, kind of toy-based,” Pham said.After a failed Kickstarter fund last fall, CubeForme found success after entering Inc. Magazine’s contest this spring. Criteria for the contest included concept originality, each entry’s pitch and growth potential.last_img read more

Winter Olympics: Team USA forced out early after loss to Czech Republic

first_imgTeam USA was eliminated Wednesday in South Korea.After a lightning-quick turnaround from their last match-up, which finished less than 24 hours before, Team USA faced a well-rested Czech Republic in the quarterfinals.Harvard junior and Bruin’s draft-pick Ryan Donato connected on a wrist shot for the opening goal of the game to give Team USA a 1-0 lead 6:20 into the first period. Czech defenseman Jan Kolář converted a slap-shot as time expired to tie up the game at a goal a piece entering the second period.Women’s Hockey: Another successful regular season comes to a close against MinnesotaDespite some late-season slip-ups, the No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team lived up to their lofty expectations and Read…Halfway through the middle period, the Czechs struck again. This time it was the former Washington Capital and current KHL defenseman Tomáš Kundrátek with another slap-shot past Team USA net-minder Ryan Zapolski.Ten-year NHL veteran and current Swiss National League player Jim Slater returned fire. Slater put home a short-handed goal to tie the game up once again. This would turn out to be the final regulation score from either side. Team USA failed to convert on a timely third-period power play, and both sides would have a fruitless final stanza.The game went to overtime, and still no dice for either country. So, on to the five-frame shoot-out for a chance to move on to the semi-finals.Winter Olympics: Joint Korean team creates major questions on international stageThe 2018 Winter Olympics theme has got to be an underlying current of precariousness. I’m not only referring to the Read…Zapolski did his part in the shoot-out. He stopped four attempts and only allowed a single goal. Team USA was unable to capitalize on any of their shots and fell to the Czech Republic 3-2.The remaining semi-finalists left in the Olympics pursuing a gold medal are the Czech Republic, Canada, Germany and The Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR).The OAR are the heavy favorites to take home the gold. Their team features top-flight talent like Detroit Red Wings great Pavel Datsyuk and two-time NHL All-Star Ilya Kovalchuk. Kovalchuk famously signed a 15-year, $100 million contract with the New Jersey Devils, only to leave the NHL to play back in Russia three years in.Figure skating club glides into second place in synchronized skatingAmidst the hullabaloo of the Winter Olympics, among the voices of novice figure-skating viewers critiquing Biellmann spins and bracket turns Read…While Team USA typically performs at a higher level in hockey, the NHL’s decision to continue play during the Olympics hampered the team’s talent level.  This early exit may put pressure on the NHL to allow their players to participate next time around in Beijing for the 2022 Winter Games.last_img read more

Stars Group sanctions full buyout of BetEasy Australia

first_img Submit Tabcorp expects $1bn hit as ‘COVID and retail contractions’ take effect August 3, 2020 StumbleUpon Restructured GVC sidelines Oddschecker affiliate services  July 8, 2020 Share Share The Stars Group governance has enforced its majority rights to acquire the remaining 20% shareholding in Australian market subsidiary BetEasy.Issuing a corporate filing, Stars Group confirms that it has agreed with minority investors to purchase BetEasy’s remaining shareholding for AUS $151 million (€93m) – with governance further agreeing to settle AUS $100 million (€60m) in previous performance incentives related to its 2018 acquisition of BetEasy assets.Moving to expand its sports betting capacity globally, in 2018 Stars Group governance sanctioned a majority investment in Australian bookmaker CrownBet for AUS $117 million.Seeking to swiftly establish a lead position within Australia’s online betting scene, the Stars Group would broker a buyout of William Hill’s loss-making Australia division for AUS $300 million, merging the business with CrownBet enterprise to form BetEasy.“I’m delighted to reach this agreement for our BetEasy business,” said Rafi Ashkenazi, Chief Executive Officer of The Stars Group. “The launch of BetEasy through our acquisitions of CrownBet and William Hill Australia in 2018 created one of the leading operators in Australia and increased our exposure to a high-growth regulated market.“Matt Tripp’s entrepreneurial spirit and vision has guided BetEasy since he founded the business and we are glad he will oversee the transition as non-executive President.”Matt Tripp, BetEasy’s CEO, will provide ongoing leadership as the non-executive president beginning 1 January 2020, with Andrew Menz, who previously served as BetEasy’s director of strategy and regulatory affairs, as his successor in the CEO role.“I’m pleased to see our long-term succession plan come to fruition,” added Tripp. “Andrew Menz brings deep commercial and regulatory experience which leaves BetEasy in a strong position to continue delivering profitable growth.” Related Articles Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020last_img read more

Black Stars Midfielder Solomon Asante loses mum

first_imgCAF Confederation finalist, TP Mazembe have confirmed the death of the mother of Black Stars midfielder Solomon Asante and has allowed the player to join his family in Ghana.According to a close family source, the former Berekum Chelsea midfielder was given the greenlight to join the family to mourn the mum (Monica Dankwaa) immediately after his club side  lost to CS faxien  on 2-3 aggregate in the final CAF Confederation game.The sad event occured last Thursday after a short illness at his residence at Sefwi Wiaso in the Western Region.Funeral arrangements will be announced later.last_img

I never requested for a technical advisor- Kwesi Appiah

first_imgBlack Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah has made it public that he did not request for a technical advisor as is being speculated in the media.Reports are that the Ghana Football Association went in search of a technical advisor upon Appiah’s request but he has denied vehemently of making such a request. “In the first place, I did not request for a technical advisor; I need to make that clear. It was a suggestion that was brought up and I said when it comes to just an advisory role, I have no problem.”Appiah noted that it is possible for many people to offer advice on the team, noting that it was through such advice that he spotted Christian Atsu.He says if the government has money to hire ten or twenty advisors for the team, it would be a good thing. “You know how I spotted Atsu? It was through a friend who saw him and advised me that ‘I’ve seen a player here who is doing very well.’ So advisory role, it could be anyone. And for me, if the country has got money and we can even get ten or twenty people to play the advisory role to support the team, it’s a good thing.” The former Ghana captain stressed that he is willing to take advice from whoever is appointed the technical advisor; provided it helps and benefits the team, adding that it is always important to have people who can give good advice.“It is an advisory role so if he advises and I think it will benefit the team and the country, why not? I will take it. If not, I will do what I think will benefit the country because at the end of the day, if things do not go well, it is not about the advisor. It is about me. When it comes to football, I cannot say that I’m the only one who knows everything about it. It is always important that you have people who can always give some advice. The question is whether the advice can benefit the team and the country.”last_img read more

Whicker: If Joe Maddon wants another major challenge, Angels qualify

first_imgThere are no bionic elbows in Joe Maddon’s suitcase of message T-shirts. There is no Crack Me A Pitcher package, in which you add an egg to some prepared ingredients, and suddenly a 15-game winner emerges from the microwave.If Maddon really is interested in managing the Angels, who ended the Brad Ausmus Era after one season and 90 losses on Monday, he must know that he is not moving into Wrigley Field and handling a Cubs roster that is on the historical verge.He will be managing Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, which is a fine baseline.But he will inherit a pitching staff which deserves counseling for homer-related PTSD, and there are few “next men up.” It’s difficult to hear the hooves of the cavalry. In the entire Angels’ minor league system, only 12 pitchers logged 100 or more innings and none more than 129. Only three of those had a walk rate of under three per nine innings. Only two had a WHIP under 1.200.That’s the way of the world in baseball these days, but it isn’t working for the Angels. Since Bane left, the Angels have drafted only three pitchers who have become significant. They traded Sean Newcomb to Atlanta for Simmons, and Mike Clevinger (42-20) to Cleveland for Vinnie Pestano.The third is Griffin Canning, the second-round pick in 2017. He pitched 119 innings for UCLA that year, but only 113 in the Angels’ system in 2018. He got through 90 innings for the varsity this season before he was disabled.In a professional sense, can Joe Maddon come home again? Only if he has the taste for a teardown. So Maddon, if he comes, will have a certain degree of autonomy. Although he has a fascination with analytics, he will insist that he gets to run the games.San Diego also needs a manager, and Philadelphia, close to Maddon’s beloved hometown of Hazleton, would be attractive if it fires Gabe Kapler. If Maddon, 65, says he wants to manage five more years, it might take every second to make the Angels watchable.This was the Angels’ worst record since 1999, the year before they hired Mike Scioscia. Through 2010, they were 178 games over .500.After that season, scouting director Eddie Bane was fired. It has taken a while for Bane’s talent pool to evaporate, but the Angels are only 26 games over .500 since then, and they now have four consecutive sub-.500 seasons, for the first time since 1974-77.This season was nightmarish and tragic for reasons beyond anyone’s power, especially the passing of pitcher Tyler Skaggs on July 1. Gold Glove shortstop Andrelton Simmons missed 59 games, infielder Tommy La Stella played only 80, and outfielder Justin Upton played an ineffective 63.But the pitching was a moonscape. Only Trevor Cahill (5.98 ERA) pitched over 100 innings. Felix Peña was the top winner, with eight.The Angels managed quality starts (six innings, three or fewer earned runs) only 22 percent of the time, by far the lowest in baseball. Sure, they used the “opener” concept, but not because they wanted to.Only 15 starters were able to throw 100 or more pitches in a game, seven fewer than anyone else in the American League. In 2014, when the Angels last were in the playoffs, 73 starters did.Perhaps the Angels feel they can patch this up if Ohtani becomes a reliable starter and if they spend wildly for Gerrit Cole, formerly of Orange Lutheran High, who went 16-0 down the stretch this year for Houston and has thrown 412 innings and led the A.L. in strikeouts-per-nine innings the past two years.Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros center_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Maddon’s five-year contract with the Cubs ran out, without renewal. He won 58 percent of his games there and the first World Series since 1908. You would think they would rename skyscrapers after someone like that.Those who knock Maddon for his easy-riding style and his clubhouse theme weeks have forgotten that he began this managing adventure in the dungeon.Tampa Bay had never won more than 70 games in a season when it hired Maddon in 2006. After two seasons of slingshotting stones at the Red Sox and the Yankees, Tampa Bay won the American League championship in 2008.Before that, Maddon was an Angels lifer and was Mike Scioscia’s bench coach for the championship team in 2002 and in the fat years that followed.His only connection with the Angels today is with owner Arte Moreno. Almost everything that General Manager Billy Eppler tried this year backfired, including the hiring of Ausmus. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more