La Salle eyeing ex-Qatar national team mentor as new head coach

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college La Salle is looking at a massive retooling of its coaching staff after failing to make it to the Final Four in UAAP Season 81.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gonzales steered La Salle to an 8-6 record, before getting ousted by FEU in a playoff in the recent tournament.La Salle finished fifth in the recent UAAP season despite a surprisingly strong performance by Gonzales, who was an assistant to coach Aldin Ayo before being elevated to the top spot.The Archers failed to make the Final Four for the first time since 2015.Lewis was the coach of Qatar during the Gulf country’s clash with Gilas Pilipinas behind closed doors. During that Fiba qualifying match, Qatar had the Philippines in double-digit holes before the Nationals cagers rallied in the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img JP Calvo shows what he has to offer as he wins MVP in 2018 PBA Draft Combine Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments LATEST STORIES The Archers are looking to install a former national head coach, replacing Louie Gonzales, the Inquirer learned from multiple sources late Thursday night.“They’re going to revamp the coaching staff and they’ve been in serious talks with a national team coach for quite some time,” said one of the sources.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Inquirer sources did not specify the coach but several insiders have said that La Salle has contacted former Qatar national team coach Tim Lewis regarding his availability.Lewis served as Thailand’s chief tactician during the SEABA tournament held here in 2016. He went on to partially lend his services to Chot Reyes and the Gilas cause a year later before taking up the job at Qatar.last_img read more

Lindener slapped with dangerous driving charge

first_imgRodwell Bennett, of Yuriballi Street, Mackenzie, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), was on Wednesday slapped with a dangerous driving charge and appeared at the Linden Magistrate’s Court. It is alleged that on November 30, 2019, he drove in a manner dangerous to the public along Republic Avenue, Mackenzie, Linden. When the charge was read by Magistrate Rondel Weever, Bennett denied the offence. He was released on $30,000 bail and the case will continue on January 8, 2020.last_img

Boy Scout project evolves into friendship

first_imgTwo Saturdays a month, he met with them at the AbilityFirst/Paul Weston Center in Woodland Hills. Spend a few hours helping them with their Cub Scout projects and earn the credits he needed for his merit badge. At least that was the plan. “We knew something special was happening when Christopher kept coming home every Saturday telling us he was really having a great time with them,” said his dad, Peter. “He wound up volunteering to be their den chief, their Boy Scout mentor, which is a big commitment. “He’s also starting to bring Scouts from other troops to meet them. “It’s gone well beyond trying to earn a merit badge.” Christopher DeVries searched the sea of blue Cub Scout shirts in the 5K run/walk portion of Sunday’s Los Angeles Marathon, looking for his buddy Sam Bashe. The 12-year-old Boy Scout from Thousand Oaks had promised the 10-year-old Cub Scout with cerebral palsy that he would push him across the finish line in his wheelchair. But he was having trouble finding Sam in the crowd, and the finish line was only a mile away. A few months ago, the 14 Cub Scouts in Woodland Hills Pack 88 – all physically disabled – were only a project to Christopher – a way for him to earn his Boy Scout merit badge in disability awareness. This is exactly what he was hoping would happen when he started Troop 88 in January, says Jeff Richards, director of the Woodland Hills center that helps people with disabilities reach their full potential. It’s all about inclusion, he says, getting able-bodied and disabled Scouts mingling and learning from each other. Knocking down some of those stupid stereotypes and fears. “We have 14 boys now, but next year I’m sure we’ll have 30 or 40 as word spreads in the disabilities community that we’re here waiting for them with open arms,” Richards said. For more information on the Weston Centers programs, call Richards at (818) 884-6612, Ext. 102. Christopher found Sam with less than a mile to go Sunday, taking over pushing his wheelchair from Sam’s mom, Jo. Her son had been up since 4:30 a.m., dressed and ready to go, she said. She hadn’t seen him this excited since the day he got his Cub Scout shirt and cap a few months ago. “He wore them to bed, refusing to take them off,” she said, laughing. “You just don’t know how important something like this is, to be included. “Normal kids don’t like being around Sam because he can’t do what they can. He gets left out of everything. “Now he’s so happy, and has something to look forward to – his Cub Scout meetings and being with Chris, his best buddy.” That was them a hundred yards ahead, smiling as they crossed the finish line and had a gold medal placed around their necks. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Construction of new elementary school on time and on budget says School District

first_imgAlso, as an added bonus to the good news, Hooker says the construction of Anne Roberts Young is on budget. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At a School District 60 Board meeting on Monday, Staff provided an update on the construction progress of Anne Roberts Young Elementary School. According to School District Secretary-Treasurer, Brenda Hooker, despite a wet summer and unseasonable fall, construction is still on schedule to be completed on time by June 2020 and is expected to be ready for the September 2020 opening. Anne Roberts Young Elementary School is being constructed across from the Fort St. John Hospital at a cost of $31.3 million. Construction started in 2018 and is expected to be opened by September 2020. – Advertisement -Currently, the School District is in the process of realigning school catchment areas to accommodate students attending the new school. last_img read more

Pochettino defends Tottenham draw: ‘Three games in six days in tough on the players’

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino bemoaned his side’s packed schedule after his Spurs side laboured to a goalless draw with Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane.It was the side’s third fixture in a week, following last Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Everton and a midweek defeat to Premier League leaders Chelsea, and they were hoping to get back to winning ways following the 3-0 drubbing at Stamford Bridge.But while the below-par hosts dominated possession they failed to impress on the ball, as Palace threatened on the counter-attack and came within inches of grabbing all three points in the second half.Jason Puncheon hit the bar with a powerful close-range strike, while Neil Warnock’s spirited side forced 12 corners to Spurs’ two.Tottenham managed to hold on for a point though, and while Pochettino was happy enough with the result, he admits his players looked ropey against their London neighbours.“Three games in six days is tough for the same group of players,” said the Spurs boss.“We had a lack of freshness today which meant there was a little bit of a lack of creativity upfront.“It was a difficult game, Crystal Palace are a very physical team and they played very well.“We created some chances but Palace were very tight, very organised, and it was tough but we’re happy with the point.”last_img read more

Video: Atletico Madrid star Griezmann strikes to dent Real Madrid’s title hopes

first_img1 Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann celebrates Real Madrid’s hopes of winning La Liga look to be all but over after they lost 1-0 to rivals Atletico at the Bernabeu.Zinedine Zidane’s side, who could be 12 points behind Barcelona by tomorrow night, looked out of sorts and he condemned his team’s display as they lost to Antoine Griezmann’s second half goal.“We were not as ready for the game as we thought we were. We needed to run more, against a rival who had played just three days earlier,” Zidane told a press conference.“In a game like this, you have to do more, run more, put our foot in more, do more. If you don’t do this against the second-best team in the league, this is what happens.”French star Griezmann netted after 53 minutes when he spun away from Luka Modric in midfield and slotted the ball into the bottom left corner after a one-two with Filipe Luis.You can see the only goal of the game below…last_img read more

Mattel CEO: We beefed up oversight

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO – Robert A. Eckert, chairman and CEO of Mattel Inc., said Wednesday that the world’s largest toy maker has “significantly increased” spot testing and other safety protocols at manufacturing plants after the recall of more than 20 million products made in China. “Trust can be earned and can be lost. Building credibility and trust takes time but can be dissolved in an instant,” the father of four told hundreds of executives gathered for an annual Business for Social Responsibility conference. “When my children say, `Dad, trust me,’ I always respond, `Deeds, not words.’ I believe that also applies to business.” So far, more than 21 million toys made in China – from Baby Einstein Discover & Play Color Blocks by Kids II Inc., to Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway by RC2 Corp. – have been found to contain excessive levels of lead paint, tiny magnets that could be swallowed or other potentially serious problems. El Segundo-based Mattel has been at the center of the recall wave, with more than 20million affected products. Eckert described Mattel’s new “three-point check system,” which is meant to ensure that toys with excessive levels of lead paint don’t end up in the hands of consumers. The system requires all paint to be tested before the manufacturing process begins, and it applies to every vendor, contractor, subcontractor and paint storage facility. Mattel also banned contractors from outsourcing work to other locations, he said. The company established a consumer call center dedicated to the recalls and has communicated with at least 6 million people by phone and e-mail. It has sent out 5million mailing labels so people can return recalled products. Eckert also created a new “corporate responsibility organization” overseeing product quality, labor standards and sustainability. Mattel is working on “viable recycling options” for the recalled toys and their containers, he said. Eckert stopped short of saying the recalls would never be repeated, emphasizing that “no business enterprise is perfect.” He also described the controls as “evolutionary, not revolutionary.” But he said the beefed-up protocols weren’t simply to placate frightened customers; they were also meant for Wall Street. “If you’d have asked me 10 years ago, I’d have said our role … is to earn a return on capital to make money,” Eckert said. “Today I’ve become evangelical about the fact that making money and doing good are complementary, not conflicting. It’s a responsibility.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SPEECH: Chairman of El Segundo toy company talks about ethics and new protocol after recalls. By Rachel Konrad THE ASSOCIATED PRESS last_img


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This offer for 4 nights give you the perfect amount of time to check out the Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, Spanish Steps, The Pantheon & St Peters Basilica. We also have a fantastic pass for Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour that entitles you to skip the queue for the Colosseum, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel for only €83 per adult.You will not find any other place in the world that celebrates the ever-mutating and incredible power of water like Rome. The Trevi Fountain is a fantastic work of art that is much more than a mere sculpture. This triumphant example of Baroque art with its soft, natural lines and fantasy creatures embodies movement as the soul of the world. The fountain is a true wonder, a jewel of water and stone that is nestled between the palaces of the historic centre of the city. You can already hear its presence from the nearby streets. Indeed, as you get nearer the sound of its gushing waters grows constantly more intense, reaching a crescendo in the square, where you will find the most breathtaking sight. Suddenly, the space seems to open out and you stand before a symbolic representation of this great force of nature, a tumultuous spring that seems to flow out of the ground.The light and shade effects on the marble make the wind seem to bellow through the drapes and locks of the statues, agitating the waves, creating an extraordinarily intense and spectacular scene. In this Baroque creation, the architecture itself seems to come alive with the current of the revitalising waters.This work of art is so famous that even cinema has commemorated it on more than one occasion. 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An estimated 3,000 euros in coins are thrown into the fountain every day.5* CITY BREAK20th SeptemberDublin – Rome4 nights5* Trevi Palace Luxury Apts – 50m from Trevi Fountain€1142 B&B per coupleWe have limited availabilty for the Halloween Mid Term Break so if you are thinking of catching some midterm sun don’t delay!HALLOWEEN MID TERM01st NovemberBelfast – Lanzarote7 nightsLanzarote Paradise Costa Teguise€1380 2+2Atlantic Travel are now offering FREE FLIGHTS on selected Royal Caribbean sailings for 2017.Croatia & Greek Isles Cruise20th May 2017 – 7 nightsFREE FLIGHTS€1009ppWestern Med Cruise04th June 2017 – 7 nightsFREE FLIGHTS€1129ppItalian Med Cruise25th August 2017 – 7 nightsFREE FLIGHTS€1109ppNorthern European Cities Cruise7th July 2017 – 7 nightsFREE FLIGHTS€1119ppRussia & Scandinavian Cruise10th May 2017 – 12 nightsFREE FLIGHTS€1559ppAll of the above deals are available to book through Atlantic Travel in Letterkenny.Follow us on facebook to see all our latest offers and competitionsCall us on 074 9126193/9126194Or pop in to have a chat with one of our agents on Oliver Plunkett Rd (around the corner from McGinleys Bar)DD TRAVEL: THERE ARE DEALS, DEALS AND MORE DEALS TO BE HAD! was last modified: July 10th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:atlantic traveldonegalTrevi Fountainlast_img read more

City to review campaign financing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“The council wanted information but they did not accept the premise that the system is broken; they’re simply going back and doing a review.” The review will include a comparison of Santa Clarita’s laws to those of similarly sized cities, such as Irvine and Glendale. The maximum contribution for individuals and businesses alike in Santa Clarita elections was raised from $250 to $360 in 2003 to allow for a cost-of-living increase. The council rejected Councilman Frank Ferry’s proposal to increase the cap to $1,000 to align it with the state limit. The $1,000 limit may resurface, Murphy said, but not at Ferry’s behest. Though contributions are capped, there is no limit on fundraising. A loophole may allow several employees of a company to contribute to a candidate, while the company itself would be hemmed in by the cap. Murphy will check for updates in Irvine’s laws, which inspired Santa Clarita’s cap. The Irvine City Clerk’s Office said its $300 limit has been raised to $390 to allow for cost-of-living increase, which is adjusted at the beginning of each election cycle. Glendale has no campaign contribution limits, preferring instead to follow state guidelines, and no measures have been proposed to change that, said Ritch Wells, a Glendale spokesman. In February, members of the Santa Clarita Valley Clean Money for Better Government Committee asked the council to consider campaign finance reform, specifically, adding a “clean money” option. On Tuesday, Carole Lutness learned the measure will be considered in June. The nonprofit California Clean Money Campaign proposes providing qualified candidates with money deemed adequate to run their campaigns, in exchange for candidates promising to reject other contributions. Additional money would be available – up to a cap – if the “clean money” candidates are being outspent by privately funded candidates. On the state level, Assembly Bill 583, the California Clean Money and Fair Elections Act, garnered a 47-31 vote in the assembly in January. The measure is being considered by the state Senate. “We need to have the option of a clean money campaign here so the peoples’ voice is heard,” Lutness said Friday. “We can’t patch this issue; half measures will not avail us. We’ve got to have a drastic reform – the system is all set up to favor large corporate interests.” The statewide organization is working with the Los Angeles City Council to explore the viability of creating a clean-money measure for that city, which currently offers partial public campaign funding through matching funds. In November the council passed a resolution 11-0 in support of the proposal, and the city’s ethics commission voted 3-0 in March to recommend full public funding for the city’s campaigns. Eric Tang, a spokesman for the state organization, said building public support for the concept of full public funding is key. Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Pulskamp took no position on the matter, saying the council would decide whether town hall meetings would be warranted. Meanwhile, while about 79,000 of the city’s roughly 170,000 residents registered to vote, only 15 percent did. The council will consider campaign finance issues on June 27. (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Spurred by a request from a community activist months ago, the City Council will review campaign financing laws next month to see if reform is needed. The proposal to explore public campaign financing will be added to the mix. The Santa Clarita council’s action was not in time for April’s city election – and may or may not be timely should a special election be called to replace Councilman Cameron Smyth if he is successful in his run for Assembly. “The council responded to her request, but they broadened it quite a bit,” said Michael Murphy, the city’s intergovernmental relations officer. last_img read more