Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ The win ended Hotshots’ elimination round campaign at 6-5. Ironically, they’ve also breathed life to the playoff bid of Alaska—which they defeated in the last Governors’ Cup for the title—who is going to settle for a do-or-die this Friday.“We know Ginebra can beat us, but we can also do the same,” Victolero said of his team’s looming quarterfinal matchup. “It’s going to be tough, but I like my chances.”“I just hope the next round opens a bit later, so we could prepare better.”The Hotshots and the No. 3 Gin Kings series begins this Saturday at MOA Arena.The ScoresMAGNOLIA 102 — Lee 26, Ramos 15, Barroca 14, Sangalang 10, Jalalon 8, Herndon 6, Melton 5, Simon 5, Brondial 5, Reavis 2, Gamalinda 2, Dela Rosa 2, Pascual 2, Calisaan 0, Abundo 0.NLEX 74 — Galanza 10, Ighalo 9, Tallo 8, Quinahan 8, Erram 7, Rios 6, Paniamogan 6, Varilla 6, Magat 6, Soyud 4, Baguio 2, Lao 2, Tiongson 0, Taulava 0, Paredes 0.Quarters: 20-16; 46-30; 77-54; 102-74.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Paul Lee leads Magnolia Hotshots. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–Magnolia scored a 102-74 rout of NLEX to secure the sixth seed and forge a quarterfinal duel with Barangay Ginebra Wednesday night at the resumption of the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.With one scenario possibly sending them to a twice-to-win hole, the Hotshots didn’t leave anything to chance.ADVERTISEMENT UAAP volleyball: Lady Eagles stay hot, close in on Final 4 ticket P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lethargic at first, Paul Lee asserted himself in the opening quarter and then for the rest of the game as Mark Barroca and Aldrech Ramos began chiming in significant contributions.But more than the victory, Hotshots mentor Chito Victolero is more ecstatic with securing a comfortable playoff spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We achieved our goal and that is to get the sixth spot,” he told reporters. in Filipino. “Now we can focus on the quarterfinals, the playoffs. I’m happy because we were able to secure an equal opportunity—a best-of-three.”“Although it’s going to be hard because we’ll play a top team in Ginebra. But again, it’s a best-of-three. Our foes won’t be enjoying an advantage,” he added. ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far MOST READ LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lee shot the lights out, drilling six of his nine triples en route to a team-best 26 points. Ramos had 15 while Mark Barroca had 14—all coming from the third period alone.“Our defense proved to be a big factor. We limited NLEX under 90. Otherwise, they would’ve beaten us,” Victolero said.Bong Galanza emerged as the lone bright spot in a lackluster showing by the Road Warriors, who trailed by as many as 31 at one point, with the only double-digit scoring performance of 10 markers.The Magnolia mentor pointed to the All-Star break as among the other factors that helped them mount such a performance.“Now, the players have gotten into a rhythm,” he said, adding that a handful of his wards were able to rest for three days and the ones who “feeling something” for four days.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 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
By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Jess Trad poured in 22 points in the first three quarters to lead the Marshfield Columbus Catholic girls basketball team to a 50-28 victory over Greenwood on Thursday night in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division game at Columbus Cathoilc High School.Trad scored nine points in the first quarter as the Dons (8-6, 5-4 Cloverbelt East) took a 14-7 lead.Columbus opened its lead to 23-8 by halftime, holding the Indians without a field goal in the second quarter.Trad scored eight more points in the third quarter to push the Dons to a 23-point lead.Eight of the nine Dons that played scored in the victory.Greenwood is now 4-10 and 3-7 in the Cloverbelt East.Columbus Catholic returns to action Tuesday at home against first-place Loyal.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Dons 50, Indians 28Greenwood 7 1 9 11 – 28Columbus Catholic 14 9 17 10 – 50GREENWOOD (28): Kassidy Lamorer 4 4-4 12, Kaylee Meyer 0 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Fleischman 0 0-0 0, Kelly Nielsen 2 0-1 4, Kristin Aigon 0 1-2 1, Lexi Hinkey 2 0-0 5, Kaylee Learman 1 2-3 4, Taylor Gregorich 1 0-0 2. FG: 10. FT: 7-10. 3-pointers: 1 (Hinkey 1). Record: 4-10, 3-7 Cloverbelt East.COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (50): Meena Thill 1 4-4 6, Alexandra Hutchison 1 0-0 2, Alishia Reigel 1 2-3 4, Kendra Baierl 1 2-5 4, Jess Trad 8 2-4 22, Abby Baierl 1 1-2 4, Natalie Pospyhalla 2 2-3 6, Hannah Stratman 1 0-0 2, Tara Brock 0 0-2 0. FG: 16. FT: 13-23. 3-pointers: 5 (Trad 4, A. Baierl 1). Record: 8-6, 5-4 Cloverbelt East.
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Airbus surveys show passengers are prepared to pay for sleeper berths. Photo: Airbus. Passengers may be prepared to pay a hefty premium for the luxury of stretching out in sleeping berths on ultra-long-haul flights.Airbus says it has discussed the concept with more than 30 airlines and that a survey conducted in 2018 showed sleeper berths would be popular with passengers.It says it has at least one airline prepared to sign up but concedes it needs more to gain traction.If it happens, Airbus cabin product director Frederic Mazel believes there will be a “snowball effect” among airlines.READ: New tech means your aircraft is watching you.Airbus and partner Zodiac Aerospace (now Safran) in 2018 unveiled the concept for lower deck modules that included a lounge, a conference room and kid’s play area with a slide.The idea, which won the 2109 Crystal Cabin Award in the cabin concepts category, was to allow airlines to differentiate themselves from their competitors with a flexible system that fits in the cargo hold.When Airbus ran its ideas by passengers, its survey showed sleeping berths as the concept that fired their imaginations.Mazel said sleeping berths addressed a key pain point for passengers, particularly those with young families, and also presented an understandable business case for airlines.“The feedback we’ve got is passengers would be prepared to pay $US600 on top of their ticket price to get a bunk for a long-haul flight,” he said.“For a family, you could exchange your bunk for the mother or the children or the dad for long flights.“It’s like in a train or a boat – it’s the same idea.”Long-haul aircraft could accommodate up to 32 sleeping berths which could be swapped with cargo depending on demand and flight duration.Safety requirements mean passengers would still have an allocated seat where they would be served meals and would need to occupy for landing and take-off.But they would be able to head down for a sleep during cruise in much the same way flight attendants and pilots use crew rests.Among the ideas being investigated is hiring out the berths on an hourly basis to reduce the costs.Mazel said the partnership now needed to discuss the idea with top airline managers.“We realized last year it was a bit more complex than just convincing the innovation manager or the passenger experience manager,” he said.“Because we touch two business lines — cargo and passenger — the decision needs to come from the top.“The crew needs to be convinced, the marketing team, commercial team, operational team – they all need to be on board.”Australia’s Qantas is among the airlines to be considering the concept for its ambitious “Project Sunrise” ultra-long-haul service between Sydney and London and Sydney and New York.Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce told a London lunch last year the ability to carry cargo on the proposed ultra-long-haul aircraft would be limited and this meant there would be underfloor space that could be utilized.“If we’re not carrying freight you can do something with the underfloor area where cargo is on the aircraft. Do you have an area where people can walk? Do you have berths, like on a train?” Joyce said at the time.“There’s a lot of ‘out there’ thinking that’s going on. I don’t know if in 2022 if there’s another going to be another class but if there is Qantas is likely to be the airline that creates it.”The idea of sleeper berths is not new and a proposal by US manufacturer Boeing looked at installing beds above the ceiling that could be sold to premium economy passengers on its revamped Boeing 747.Other proposals to use cargo space have been floated over the years but none stuck.Steve Creedy traveled to Toulouse courtesy of Airbus
Senate Finance Committee (SFC) member Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., has asked the IRS and Treasury for its legal justification in recalling furloughed employees for the 2019 tax filing season.The IRS recently announced that it would recall close to half of its furloughed workforce to process tax returns and refunds, among other things. Treasury and the IRS have been partially shut down, along with other federal agencies, since December 22, 2018.Tax Refunds“While the payment of tax refunds are provided through a permanent, indefinite appropriations, the IRS workers who process them are not,” Warner wrote in two January 22 letters to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig. “Unlike other federal employees who are not getting paid, it has been reported that Treasury is using a highly unorthodox method of temporarily funding the IRS clerks’ salaries through industry user fees, when they are normally funded through congressional appropriations,” Warner wrote to Mnuchin.Warner asked Mnuchin and Rettig for the legal basis on which Treasury and the IRS recalled employees for certain operations. Congress’s power of the purse (federal agency appropriations) and the Anti-Deficiency Act authorize the payment of federal employees, neither of which apply to those employees recalled for the filing season, according to Warner.Warner Questions White House’s RoleThe White House reportedly directed the IRS to issue refunds amidst the ongoing shutdown, despite prior precedence that refunds are not issued during shutdowns. Additionally, other IRS user fee-based operations have been restarted.“It is important that the [Trump] Administration respect the proper roles of each branch of government, particularly Congress’s power of the purse, as well as the laws that Congress has passed,” Warner wrote. “The current situation should not give the Administration license to substitute its own determination of proper spending priorities for that of Congress…,” he added.2019 Tax Filing SeasonThe 2019 tax filing season is set to begin on January 28. Because of the partial government shutdown, the IRS expects to have only 57.4 percent of its workforce on board throughout the filing season.HouseIn related news, the House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled on January 24 to examine the effects of the partial government shutdown on taxpayers and the 2019 tax filing season. Mnuchin was invited to testify at the full committee hearing but declined the invitation.However, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., and Mnuchin reportedly spoke by phone on the evening of January 23. At press time that evening, the contents of the conversation were not yet released.Senate VoteIn other news, the Senate is expected to take up a Republican government funding bill on January 24, which includes various bipartisan and Democratic-favored proposals. However, Democratic leadership in both chambers have already denounced the measure. Likewise, the Democratic-controlled House continues to pass government funding bills, all of which are considered “dead on arrival” in the Senate.By Jessica Jeane, Senior News EditorLogin to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And although the Bulldogs lost again, this time to league leader Ateneo 85-72, Alejandro was spritely and couldn’t help but applaud his teammates’ efforts.“I’m still okay, and we fought earlier,” said Alejandro. “It just so happens that we lost by the breaks of the game, those went to Ateneo. But I’m still proud of my teammates because I saw that they really fought hard.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Bulldogs were in the game until the fourth quarter, when they trailed the Blue Eagles 67-65, when Ateneo managed to outscore them 18-7 in the final period.And although there was a huge disparity between the two teams in the fourth, NU was able to prevent Ateneo’s inside scoring. Hugnatan steps up big in De Ocampo’s absence Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the Blue Eagles converted 11 of their three-point attempts.Still, Alejandro doesn’t care much for the numbers and instead would look at the intangibles.“For me as long as I see them fighting, not giving up that is fine with me,” said Alejandro.And even with NU staying at the sixth seed with a 3-6 record, Alejandro said there’s no panic in the team and that they can still turn their fortunes around in their remaining five games.“There’s no panic, and we have to work about it,” said Alejandro who finished with 22 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. “As long as we play this kind of game we have a chance.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors FILE Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJ-Jay Alejandro on Wednesday walked out of Mall of Asia Arena a different man compared to when he left Smart Araneta Coliseum on Saturday.National University’s veteran wingman was frustrated, to say the least, at his teammates after their 90-77 loss to University of the East last Saturday in UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.
Britain’s Andy Murray won the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club by dismantling big-serving South African Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-4 in a one-sided final on Sunday.To the delight of the home crowd, the world number three showed no sign of weariness when returning to court two hours after completing his semi-final against Viktor Troicki which had been held up by rain the previous evening.He had resumed at 3-3 in the first set against the Serb and quickly established control to come through 6-3, 7-6(4). Murray was confident his return of serve would enable him to cope against the lanky Anderson, who went into the final having thundered down 96 aces in his three previous matches.So it proved, even though Anderson fired down two more aces in his first service game and soon reached three figures for the week. The top seed’s returning nevertheless enabled him to make a crucial breakthrough once in each set and his own serve never let him down.A range of drop shots and lobs also proved too subtle for Anderson, as well as suggesting that Murray is in fine fettle ahead of Wimbledon which starts a week on Monday.The first break came in the fourth game, when Murray confidently returned a 141 mile-per-hour serve, forcing his unseeded opponent to net a volley.The first set was over in just under half an hour and although Anderson again proved capable of holding his serve to love in the second, he was broken with a series of superb shots to fall 3-2 behind and was unable to recover.advertisementMurray sealed victory when the South African went wide on a service return, allowing the Briton to join John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick from the modern era as four-times winners at Queen’s.His titles have come in alternate years – 2009, 2011, 2013 and now 2015.
Kingston’s Mayor, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, says strengthening relationships at the local government level is key to building better Caribbean cities. Senator Williams noted that regional municipalities and states share a common background, history, culture and way of life. “We believe that will serve us well in the City of Kingston and will also serve the cities, towns and municipalities across the Caribbean region,” the Mayor said. Kingston’s Mayor, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, says strengthening relationships at the local government level is key to building better Caribbean cities.“We believe that will serve us well in the City of Kingston and will also serve the cities, towns and municipalities across the Caribbean region,” the Mayor said.He was speaking at today’s (April 10) meeting of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) at the council’s chambers on Church Street on the benefits of the inaugural Caribbean Conference of Mayors now under way in the nation’s capital.Senator Williams noted that regional municipalities and states share a common background, history, culture and way of life.“So our experiences… in terms of the issues we face and the problems we encounter… across the Caribbean are similar,” he said.The Mayor argued that while each city may approach situations and challenges differently, countries can learn from each other to rectify challenges based on past experiences.Meanwhile, Senator Williams said the decision as to whether the Conference of the Mayors should be expanded to include non-English-speaking countries in the future is being explored.“That decision we will be make before the conclusion of this conference,” he said.During Tuesday’s sitting, Senator Williams welcomed visiting international and local Mayors attending the inaugural Conference, which ends on April 11.The visiting officials are the Mayor of the City of Miramar, Florida, Wayne Messam; Mayor of Castries, St Lucia, Peterson Francis; Mayor of Georgetown, Guyana, Patricia Chase Green; Mayor of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Alderman Joel Martinez; and Chairman Mayor of the Mayaro Rio Claro Regional Municipality in Trinidad and Tobago, Glen Ram.SHARE TO FACEBOOKSHARE TO TWITTERSHARE TO LINKEDINSHARE TO WHATSAPPSHARE TO MESSENGERSHARE TO EMAILSHARE TO TELEGRAMSHARE TO MORE132The conference is being held under the theme ‘Caribbean Cities: Honouring the Past, Embracing a Smart Future’.It is geared towards building relationships and understanding among mayors and local government practitioners from across the Caribbean.It is being coordinated by the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation. Story Highlights
REAL ID Licenses Explained: limitations, requirements, and implications John Soderman, Posted: July 14, 2018 John Soderman July 14, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKUSI’s John Soderman takes a closer look at the new REAL ID Licenses and explains how they may affect the way Californians fly and purchase guns in the future.Related: DMV REAL ID Program could affect future firearm purchases and flights Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
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