NCAA postpones Tuesday games due to heavy rain

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Games between University of Perpetual Help and Arellano University, Letran and Mapua and San Beda and Jose Rizal University in the juniors and men’s tournament will be moved to a later date.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The NCAA has postponed its games scheduled on Tuesday, July 17, at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan due to the bad weather brought about by Tropical Depression Henry.The league initially pushed through with its scheduled basketball games Tuesday before eventually deciding to cancel it.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES Dominant Beermen View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio nameslast_img read more

Mentally ill man slapped with 4 charges

first_imgA mentally ill man on Friday appeared before Magistrate Annette Sighn in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to four charges.He plead not guilty to all charges, which consisted of damage to property, abusive language, threatening language and larceny.It is alleged that on January 2, at lot 88 Duncan Street, Campbellville, Steven Jagru unlawfully damaged one wooden door and a zinc and concrete fence valued 0,000; property of Farida Khan.Also on April 5, he made use of threatening language to Khan. And on the same day at the same location, he also made use of abusive language to Farida Khan.Jagru who is said to be the Virtual Complainant’s neighbor, upon observation seemed confused when he failed to respond to questions asked by the Magistrate, such as his home address and his profession.This prompted the Magistrate to invite a relative of the man to give the information to the court on his behalf. It was then revealed to the court that he is of unsound mind.According to the relative, Jagru is mentally ill, lives alone but is currently receiving treatment for his condition.Magistrate Sighn then ordered a mental evaluation to be carried out on the defendant, to conclude whether or not he will be fit to stand trial.He was remanded to prison and will appear in court on May 4.last_img read more

Update from MLA Pat Pimm

first_imgHST will be initiated on July 1, 2010 and all leading economists confirm that this is the single best thing that can happen for business and economic development. It will replace an antiquated PST and all of the problems that surrounded that tax. A good example that I like to use is for a business that purchases a $100,000 piece of equipment. Today, that business would pay $5000 GST and $7000 PST – that business would then recover the $5000 through the input tax credit system but the $7000 is gone. Under the HST, that business will be able to recover the full $12,000 through the input tax credit putting an additional $7000 directly back to the business and leveling the playing field between BC and Alberta competitors. Advertisement Submitted by North Peace MLA Pat PimmThe March 2010 Budget is a good “steady as you go” budget. It is a budget that uses numbers that are slightly more modest than the leading economic forecasters are predicting. Many of the leading forecasters have said our budget will lead Canada through the recovery period and agree that we can meet our balanced budget targets of 2013/2014. This budget again maintains core services in health care and education, as well as services for families. Our revenues have stabilized, but we are again about $3 billion less than two years ago due to reduced resource revenues and global economic decline. A very positive note is that we are now expanding even further into the Pacific Gateway Asian market, which is currently accounting for about 30 percent of our exports. This is an important diversification strategy for a province that would normally rely nearly 100 percent on trade with our southern partner. – Advertisement -Some of the features that are going to be big for rural British Columbia is a $100 million injection into clean energy and climate action initiatives. The home owners grant is being increased by an additional $200 for rural and northern British Columbians to help offset some of the costs related to the carbon tax. The tax threshold has been raised to $11,000 which will automatically increase your tax return by about $70.00 and low income earners will receive $230.00 that will be combined with your GST cheque to help offset HST costs. School Boards will be happy to know that their facilities grants have been restored to $110 million and Gaming Grants have been partially restored and reworked to accommodate those community groups that are most in need. This government has continued to reduce personal taxes and corporate taxes, thus putting more money in your bank account. Since 2001, there have been over 120 tax cuts. We have gone from being 35% higher in taxes than Alberta in 2001 to now being lower than Alberta on the personal side and we will be equal to them in the small business sector by next year. An $80,000 per year wage earner now has nearly $6000 more in his/her pocket than compared to 2001. Advertisementlast_img read more

Referee kicks Nantes player as PSG edge to victory

first_imgPlayers told French television after the game that Chapron claimed he had slipped and not kicked Carlos on purpose, despite clear video evidence to the contrary.Di Maria poked in a 12th-minute opener for the visitors, before producing a glaring miss later in the first half.Emiliano Sala thought he had headed in an equaliser for Nantes, but was incorrectly denied by the linesman’s flag.Unai Emery’s visitors took full advantage of their good fortune, and draws for Monaco and Lyon earlier in the weekend, to move 11 points clear at the top of the table.“It was different to lots of (our) matches,” said Emery.“This was a difficult team that put a lot of pressure on us. It’s true that in the second half they pushed more… But I think the win is deserved.”Paris Saint-Germain’s forward Angel Di Maria poked in a 12th-minute opener for the visitors © AFP / DAMIEN MEYERClaudio Ranieri’s Nantes stay fifth, eight points adrift of fourth-placed Marseille.“We did not even score the goal to get a draw, but here there is no video, like in Italy,” bemoaned Ranieri.“Sala comes from behind and the goal was valid. But that’s football.”World-record signing Neymar missed out for PSG with a rib problem but Edinson Cavani returned from injury, looking for the two goals he needed to break Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s club goalscoring record.Argentinian international Di Maria took advantage of Neymar’s absence as he gave PSG the lead with his seventh goal of the season.The front three were all involved as Cavani played a pass into Kylian Mbappe, and the teenager let the ball run for Di Maria to divert past Nantes goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu.Di Maria should have doubled the advantage before half-time, but after meeting Adrien Rabiot’s pass six yards out with an open goal to aim at, he contrived to hit the crossbar.Nantes continued to plug away and came close to a leveller early in the second period, but Sala was denied by a sprawling Alphonse Areola after latching onto a slack Layvin Kurzawa backpass.– Sala effort ruled out –Lyon’s forward Nabil Fekir (R) jumps for the ball in front of Angers’ defender Vincent Manceau on January 14, 2018 © AFP / ROMAIN LAFABREGUEPSG almost took full advantage as Mbappe led a rapid breakaway, with Di Maria again the guilty party as he sliced horribly wide from the winger’s cutback.Ranieri’s Canaries continued to trouble the runaway league leaders and Argentinian striker Sala glanced home a header from a free-kick, only to be flagged offside despite clearly being behind the last defender when the ball was played.The barely believable sending off in injury-time summed up a bitterly disappointing day for Nantes, with Chapron definitely the villain in the eyes of the home fans.Earlier on Sunday, Lyon failed to take second spot after being held to a 1-1 home draw by Angers, despite a goal from Nabil Fekir.Monaco’s goalless draw at Montpellier on Saturday handed Lyon the chance to leapfrog the principality club.Karl Toko Ekambi gave the lowly visitors a shock 14-minute lead from the penalty spot, but the in-form Fekir dragged the hosts level shortly after half-time with his 14th league goal of the season.Bruno Genesio’s men remain third, behind reigning champions Monaco on goal difference.“We’re very disappointed, we had a bad start to the match and a difficult first half,” said Fekir.Saint-Etienne ended a 10-match winless streak with a 2-0 win over Toulouse thanks to goals from Robert Beric and Assane Diousse.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nantes’ defender Diego Carlos (C) receives a red card on January 14, 2018 © AFP / LOIC VENANCEPARIS, France, Jan 14 – Angel Di Maria scored the only goal as Paris Saint-Germain claimed a controversial 1-0 Ligue 1 win at Nantes on Sunday that was marred by a bizarre late sending off.There was drama in added time as Nantes centre-back Diego Carlos was sent off by Tony Chapron for appearing to accidentally trip up the referee, with the official responding by kicking out at the Brazilian and brandishing a second yellow card.last_img read more

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan to rival Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency

first_img1 FIFA Vice President Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan has announced that he is to stand for the presidency of the world governing body.Prince Ali, who is also a member of the FIFA Executive Committee and the head of the Jordan Football Association, will stand against incumbent Sepp Blatter and Frenchman Jerome Champagne for the top job in May this year.“I am seeking the presidency of FIFA because I believe it is time to shift the focus away from administrative controversy and back to sport,” he said in a statement on www.jfa.com.“This was not an easy decision. It came after careful consideration and many discussions with respected FIFA colleagues over the last few months.“The message I heard, over and over, was that it is time for a change. The world’s game deserves a world-class governing body – an International Federation that is a service organisation and a model of ethics, transparency and good governance.”Blatter has held his position as FIFA President since 1998 and will be running for a fifth term at the 65th FIFA congress in Zurich on May 29.The governing body has been engulfed by controversy in recent months over the decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar.American lawyer Michael Garcia produced a 430-page report into the bidding for the tournaments but quit as FIFA’s ethics investigator after losing his appeal challenging the findings to clear Russia and Qatar to host the World Cups.The Executive Committee agreed unanimously in December that an “appropriate” form of the Garcia report into World Cup bidding should be published.Officials at a meeting in Morocco agreed to the proposal without a vote being taken – but nothing will be published until the Ethics Committee charges against three FIFA ExCo members – Angel Villar Llona of Spain, Belgium’s Michel D’Hooghe and Thailand’s Worawi Makudi – have been dealt with.“The headlines should be about football, not about FIFA,” Prince Ali added.“FIFA exists to serve a sport which unites billions of people from all over the world, people of differing and divergent political, religious and social affiliations, who come together in their enjoyment of ‘the world’s game.”last_img read more

WATCH: Neymar sees red as Brazil and Colombia brawl after final whistle

first_img Neymar 1 Neymar had a night to forget as Colombia claimed their first victory over Brazil in 24 years at the Copa America courtesy of a 1-0 scoreline.The Barcelona forward booted the ball at Pablo Armero in frustration, moments after the final whistle, and then attempted to head butt Jeison Murillo.Colombia striker Carlos Bacca soon aimed a retaliatory push at the Selecao captain before a full blown melee erupted.Neymar, who had already been booked earlier in the game, attempted to make himself scarce, but was sent off by the referee as he headed down the tunnel.The 23-year-old will learn the length of his ban later today, but definitely won’t be available to feature in Brazil’s final group fixture against Venezuela on Sunday.You can see the incident in full below…last_img

Eden Hazard describes Chelsea team-mate as world’s best target man

first_imgEden Hazard has hailed Chelsea team-mate Olivier Giroud as the best target man in the world.World Cup-winning striker Giroud laid on two goals for Hazard as the Belgium playmaker bagged a hat-trick in the Blues’ 4-1 rout of Cardiff at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Giroud was picked ahead of Alvaro Morata on Saturday 5 5 Giroud assisted two of Hazard’s three goals Hazard and Giroud combined brilliantly on Saturday Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Giroud is yet to find the net for Chelsea this season but already has three assists in five Premier League games, with the Blues boasting a 100 per cent league return under new head coach Maurizio Sarri.Hazard has found the net five times in as many league matches, and is brimming with confidence after Sarri told him to chase 40 goals this season. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more REVEALED highlights silverware smart causal Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade impact RANKED center_img Cardiff took a shock lead through defender Sol Bamba’s tidy finish, as the visitors pulled off a smart training-ground move.Hazard praised Chelsea for refusing to panic however, with the Blues hitting back quickly to carry a 2-1 lead into half-time.‘We just keep the ball. We are patient, so we don’t go too fast too early,” Hazard told Chelsea’s official website.“After 20 minutes the score was 1-0 for Cardiff, but we just kept playing our football and then, when we have the chance, we need to score, and that’s what we did. 5 5 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS “The manager just wants Chelsea to keep the ball, and then when we can find a solution, we need to find good passes between the lines, like Jorginho, (Mateo) Kovacic and (Cesc) Fabregas can do.“So, we have a lot of good players, and at the moment we are in confidence, so we shoot, we score. We need to keep this momentum. MONEY How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 5 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won And the 27-year-old was quick to pay tribute to Frenchman Giroud for serving up his first two goals on a plate on Saturday.“Olivier’s a target man, maybe the best in the world; I think so,” said Hazard.“When he gets the ball he can hold the ball and we can go in deep with him, so for us it’s a pleasure to play with him. “When Alvaro (Morata) was playing it’s completely different, he’s a different player than Olivier, but they both have great qualities, so I’m happy to have good strikers in the team.“The game (against Cardiff) was very tough. We knew, especially after the (international) break, it’s always very hard to play a good game because you are all a bit tired, but at the end we got three points. That’s what is important.“I think, okay, we can play better, we should play better, but we scored four goals and it’s a good game for us.” possible standings “We have a lot of freedom on the pitch, not just the three in front but all over the pitch, so when we are in this condition we just need to take the ball and try something, and at the moment something happens, so that is very good.“When I’m on the pitch I’m just trying to create chances, score goals. A hat-trick comes with confidence, so I will try to do more of this.” Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Hazard was sensational against Cardiff Hazard says Sarri gives the players freedom last_img read more

Exhilarated 49ers fans hit the road, turn Superdome into Levi’s Deep South

first_imgThere are a few criteria by which an NFL franchise can legitimately boast it has the It factor.It could come bursting out of the gate winning, say, the way the 49ers did this season.Or it could knock off a geographical or emotional rival that has proven to be a bully in recent seasons, say, the way the 49ers beat the Rams (on the road!) and the Packers.But the surest indicator that a team has captured the fancy of its fan base is to have its fan base join it on the road. Sunday’s …last_img

Hxhome Women’s Long Straight Dark Roots Ombre to Gray Gradient Synthetic Hair Wig – Good but not for every day look????

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Selecting a General Contractor

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESKicking the Tires on a Passivhaus ProjectGoodbye Radiant FloorPlans and Pricing for Our House in MaineLooking Through Windows — Part 1Looking Through Windows — Part 2Looking Through Windows — Part 3Looking Through Windows — Part 4Looking Through Windows — Part 5Looking Through Windows — Part 6Looking Through Windows — Part 7 From the contractor’s perspective, there is a guaranteed business expense in devoting many hours of time and effort chasing product prices, figuring out how site conditions may affect the construction process, getting subcontractor estimates to accurately price out the entire project, and only a one (in-however-many-other-contractors are bidding on the project) chance of getting the job. Say there are three other bidders; that’s only a one-in-four chance of getting the work. That means the contractor has a 100% opportunity of spending time/money, with on average a 75% chance of NOT getting the job. The more time and effort the contractor puts into realistically pricing the project, the greater the contractor’s investment risk.Homeowner risksWhile we believe that most contractors are ethical, there are certainly opportunities for dubious bidding strategies. Does the contractor lowball the bid to get the contract and plan to make it up in “unexpected” change orders; or go down the quality scale on materials and labor, particularly for building systems not readily visible to the homeowner; or push the construction schedule at the expense of quality control?There are risks for the homeowner also. Architects may not have the latest insight on product or labor price trends, especially for how much it might cost to actually assemble very unique designs. The owners and architect may have fallen in love with the house design, but the construction costs may be prohibitively expensive. Now what? Spend additional time and money for the architect to undo/redo the design to bring it in line with the budget; or worse, abandon the project? This is not a road we wanted to go down.Start with a rough estimateInstead, we asked the two pre-selected contractors to prepare realistic budget estimates within 15% margin of accuracy. We know that the building envelope is still fluid, and we have not yet begun the interior design. So we are looking for a rough estimate on affordability, not micrometer accuracy. More fundamentally, we want the selected contractor to use his/her experience and insight to explicitly participate, shape, and influence all of the final construction details. We hope the selected contractor can offer alternative approaches that reduce cost, expedite, or simplify construction without compromising building performance.We will pay the non-selected GC a fixed, pre-determined fee for his efforts.We expect to get the budget estimates from the two GCs in the next few weeks and then welcome one of them to the team.The first article in this series was Kicking the Tires on a Passivhaus Project. Roger Normand’s construction blog is called EdgewaterHaus. [Editor’s note: Roger and Lynn Normand are building a Passivhaus in Maine. This is the third article in a series that will follow their project from planning through construction.]What’s the best way to pick a residential general contractor (GC)? There are many books written on the subject. I want to focus this blog on one specific aspect: the point in time that the GC becomes a member of the team along with the architect and the homeowner.Going out to bid is problematicWe pre-screened numerous GCs in face-to-face meetings, looked at some of their work, spoke with some of their customers, checked with Better Business Bureau, and considered their experience in building high performance buildings. We narrowed the field to two candidates, both of which had built a home to LEED Platinum standards, and had experience using a blower-door test to check the tightness of the building envelope.Traditionally, we would have our architect, Cris Briley, prepare a complete set of construction drawings (perhaps up to 40 large blueprints) and then send these drawings out for bid by several contractors. We believe there are many problems with this approach for both the GCs and the homeowner.last_img read more