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SEA Games: Gilas pulls away to beat Indonesia, faces Thais for gold medal

SEA Games: Gilas pulls away to beat Indonesia, faces Thais for gold medal

first_imgMicrosoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist MOST READ View comments “It took us by halftime to figure out how hard we had to come out and play against this team because this team really came to play and they were impressive,” said national team head coach Tim Cone.“The first two threes of Chris Ross in the third quarter kinda knocked the lid out of our basket and it suddenly looked open everybody can knock down shots,” Cone added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Wright and Ross each hit three 3-pointers in the third quarter where the Filipinos outscored Indonesians, 39-17, to take a 78-45 lead heading into the final frame.Wright scored 13 points and had eight assists while Ross finished with 11 points, five rebounds and six assists. LATEST STORIES NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Junemar Fajardo of the Philippines is harassed under the basket by Kokasih V.R. and J.L. Kokooputa J.L. of Indonesia at the MOA Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZMANILA, Philippines — Gilas Pilipinas shifted into high gear in the second half and left Indonesia in the dust for a 97-70 win to enter the gold medal round of the 30th Southeast Asian Games men’s basketball competition Monday night at Mall of Asia Arena.The Philippines went on a blistering run in the third quarter thanks to a barrage of 3-pointers by Matthew Wright and Chris Ross.ADVERTISEMENT Gilas’ slew of big men also made their presence felt with Vic Manuel scoring 12 points off the bench on 6-of-8 shooting from the field while Christian Standhardinger posted 14.Gilas plays fellow unbeaten team Thailand for the gold Tuesday night at 8:15 p.m.“They play different defenses so it’s going to be difficult to execute. They’re gonna be very disruptive but we’re gonna have to turn around and make sure we’re defending them,” Cone said of Thailand.“I think if we can defend them first and get out on the open court before they can get their zone set up or get their press set up we’re gonna be in good shape but it’s easier said than done.”The Philippines is actually going for a SEA Games sweep in basketball with the Gilas women also taking on Thailand at 6 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominationscenter_img Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China ‘People evacuated on their own’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee SEA Games: PH 4×100 relay teams settle for silver, bronzelast_img read more

Minimum wage hike approved by state Senate

Minimum wage hike approved by state Senate

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesThey finally compromised on a $1.25-an-hour boost with no indexing for inflation. The legislation would give more than 1.4 million minimum-wage earners an increase of 75 cents an hour in January and another 50 cents the following year. “Working men and women deserve no less,” state Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, said in presenting the bill. California’s current minimum wage exceeds the federal rate of $5.15 an hour but is behind several other states. Supporters cited studies that showed increasing the minimum wage will not cost jobs. Business groups argued that small businesses will struggle, hiring will suffer and that the increase will raise the cost of living in a state that already has some of the highest housing and gasoline costs. “It’s going to create inflation at the dinner table,” said Kearsten Shepherd, spokeswoman for the California Restaurant Association. “Most restaurateurs are going to have to pass this on to consumers.” The California Chamber of Commerce opposed the increase but praised Schwarzenegger for rejecting automatic future wage hikes. The California Labor Federation pledged to push for indexing again next year. “We’ll continue the dialogue and get there in the future,” said Cedillo, arguing that automatic increases would provide “certainty and stability” for workers. Schwarzenegger has twice vetoed bills that would have tied a minimum wage increase to future increases for inflation. Such an approach is used in three other states, Oregon, Washington and Vermont. Alaska, Connecticut, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington and the District of Columbia currently have higher minimum wages, ranging from $7 an hour in the District of Columbia to $7.63 in Washington State. New Jersey plans to raise its minimum wage from $6.15 to $7.15 an hour on Oct. 1, according to U.S. Labor Department statistics.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – The state Senate on Wednesday approved increasing California’s minimum wage by $1.25 an hour over two years, sending the measure to the Assembly for final approval. The raise to $8 an hour by January 2008 would give California the nation’s highest minimum wage, barring increases in other states during that time. Lawmakers approved the bill without debate over the objections of business groups that said it will hurt the economy and drive up costs. The measure passed without debate on a 25-13 vote that was largely along party lines. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democrats had been at odds over a minimum wage increase because Democrats had wanted it to include an annual cost-of-living adjustment. The governor had supported a $1-an-hour increase with no automatic raise. last_img read more

Kelly Kay Newlin, 41 and Austin Gene Newlin, 14

Kelly Kay Newlin, 41 and Austin Gene Newlin, 14

first_imgShe is survived by her mother and step-father:  Vickie and Jason McClellan of Palmyra. Austin was born February 6, 2003 in Corydon, Indiana the son of Danny and Kelley Kay Shope Newlin. He was a freshman at West Washington High School and a member of Mud Madness 4- wheel club.He was preceded in death by his parents:  Danny and Kelley Newlin. He is survived by his grandparents:  Vickie and Jason McClellan of Palmyra and David Newlin Sr. of Paoli and a half- sister:  Elizabeth Smith of Paoli.Cremation was chosen and services will be held at a later date. Kelley Kay Newlin age 41 and her son, Austin Gene Newlin, age 14 of Salem passed away Sunday, June 4 at their home.Kelley was born August 19, 1975 in Clarksville, Indiana the daughter of Robert Shope and Vickie McNeill McClellan.  She was a member of Mud Madness 4- wheel club.She was preceded in death by her husband:  Danny Newlin, son:  Austin Newlin, and her father:  Robert Shope.last_img read more

Daisy’s Best Week Ever March 2, 2017: Flower & Garden Time

Daisy’s Best Week Ever March 2, 2017: Flower & Garden Time

first_imgShare This!Hello, friends! It’s that time of year again. 🙂 I’m thrilled to be able to share with you some of the Flower & Garden Festival over at Epcot. Now, I wish I could have visited during better weather. Unfortunately, you’ll notice my photos are pretty grey. I’m just glad it didn’t rain! To get things kicked off, Here’s Figment still hanging out behind Spaceship Earth. He’s a leftover from the International Festival of the Arts, but I’ll never complain about having more Figment in the parks.You don’t want to miss the rest of the festival, do you? Click to see more!Heading toward the International Gateway, Chip and Dale are doing some gardening. This is actually an awesome photo spot. See the brown section of mulch? That is for folks to step into the photo. However, if you are like me and want a photo of the topiary without anyone in it, then be sure to get there early. Even at 10am there was a line for photos here.On the reverse side Donald is leading his nephews on a march. Oddly, when I was by later in the day a bench had been put in front of this topiary for photos. You might be seeing that getting there early for photos is a trend in my recommendations. Honestly, if photos are a priority I can’t stress enough how much better it is early in the day.Over in Canada Bambi, Thumper, and Flower are camped out in the garden. Canada has beautiful gardens year round, but these are really icing on the cake! They’re so bright and pretty.In England Pooh and his friends are back again. While everyone’s favorite bear is shown below you can also see Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet just around the corner. There are also different teas growing in the garden and tours hosted Monday through Thursday at 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM. I highly recommend these tours, it’s a lot of fun!England has so much to offer this time of year! You can also find Tinkerbell in this area. In the past she’s been over by the butterfly garden and Tick Tock the crocodile was found in England. As of my visit over the weekend Tick Tock hasn’t arrived yet. I wonder if he’ll be taking a year off?High on a rooftop, Peter Pan can still be found looking down at Tink. It’s amazing to see how the festival has grown over the years. They’ve gotten more creative every year. Now I can’t imagine having Peter on the ground again. Of course, even though he’s far away I do still wish he and Tink would get the next upgrade to have faces!Speaking of faces, while it’s a little far away in the photo below Belle finally has a face this year! She looks amazing! It’s great to see this upgrade come as the live action movie is about to hit theaters. Are you excited about the new film? Let me know in the comments below!Cogsworth and Lumiere have been moved to the front of the France pavilion. As you can see from the clock, I made it all the way back to France by just 9:10am! The only thing open at this hour was Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie, the amazing bakery. Since I’d gotten quite a bit done I decided to stop in for a little reward. 😉After breakfast, I realized the sun was peeking out from behind the clouds and break time was over! I ran back to the front of the park for the below monorail shot. These flower beds are just stunning this time of year. Unfortunately, the sun was already hiding behind clouds again and I decided to find a spot indoors to see if it would pass.Heading towards my next destination I grabbed a quick photo of Sorcerer Mickey. It’s funny, now every time I take a photo with a monorail beam in it, I kick myself for not waiting for a monorail to swing by. I should work on my PhotoShop skills! 😉While looking for an indoor destination, I finally decided to suck it up and wait to meet Joy & Sadness. I’ve wanted to meet them for a while, but the line is always so long! I was surprised that we worked our way through the line in just 30 minutes. I loved Inside Out and I would totally recommend meeting these two. They were so much fun!I finally decided that the weather wasn’t going to get any better, so I embarked on photographing the other side of the World Showcase for you lovely folks! First stop, Phineas and Ferb. I never got into this show. Any fans out there? Tell me if I should start watching in the comments! 🙂In Norway, Elsa and Anna have been moved off the main walkway and seated a little further back in the pavilion. It’s a great change because the walkway is now packed with people wanting ride the Frozen Ever After ride! Wow these gals are popular, but I’m a sucker too. I can’t get enough of them.In the more prominent spot in Norway the troll is back! I know it isn’t a Disney character, but this is a classic to me. I love seeing him back up front. Of course, I had to break into the Frozen line to get a photo of him. Good thing I brought a wide lens!In China several pandas are back up front. It’s worlds better then the odd ram that was in this spot last year.  Does this make anyone else think of the upated Disney cartoon, Panda-monium?Back further in the land a dragon is hiding in the water. I always wondered why they didn’t take the opportunity to make this Mushu. China is one of the only lands I can think of that doesn’t have a Disney character in the festival. It seems like this would have been one to add.Along the walkway to Germany, Timon and Pumbaa are on the path to greet guests. I love the Timon! I think he must be the smallest topiary in the festival. He’s cute as a button!Across the pathway, Rafiki is holding Simba up above the crowd. It’s amazing that they can keep all these lush displays looking great for almost three whole months! This is absolutely the most beautiful time of the year to visit Epcot.Snow White has also returned this year looking better than ever. It’s hard to believe they can make something so stunning out of plants.Right next to Snow White, her seven dwarfs are trailing along behind her. I love that they nailed the expression on each one of them. Of course, it looks like one lantern is missing. Can you spot it?Lady and the Tramp mark the entrance to Italy. There are beautiful pots of plants all throughout the land. Red and pink flowers can be seen all over the walkways. This might be my favorite display in the festival and I swear this year is the best it’s looked.In America, Woody greets guests in front of The American Adventure. So far he was the only topiary I’ve seen in the area. I keep hoping every year that they will bring Lotso back!And that’s it for this time. Can you believe that this isn’t even all of the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival? Which topiary was your favorite? Thanks for reading! Please let me know in the comments below what you’d like to see next time around. Until then – I hope you’re having the best week ever.last_img read more

Columbus Catholic softball rolls in opener

Columbus Catholic softball rolls in opener

first_imgAbby Baierl tosses five-inning no-hitter for DonsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterBOYD — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic softball team kicked off its 2016 season with an impressive 18-1 win over Stanley-Boyd in a nonconference contest Monday.Abby Baierl earned the win for the Dons, tossing a five-inning no-hitter. She struck out five and walked two.Maddie DeSmet went 3-for-3 with four RBIs; Maren Seefluth had two hits and two RBIs; and Bailey Neider had a hit, walked three times, and scored three runs for Columbus.The Dons are at Loyal in their Cloverbelt Conference East Division opener on Tuesday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img

Compliance: SOX Pressure Eases For SMBs

Compliance: SOX Pressure Eases For SMBs

first_imgJust a few months after the SEC Chairman Christopher Cox said that it would never happen, Cox testified before the House Committee on Small Business last week that the SEC plans to give small businesses an additional year grace period before needing to comply with Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley Act. An extension to the December 15, 2008 deadline would push the deadline out to the end of 2009. Businesses with less than $75 million market capitalization would be affected by this change.Costs related to Sarbanes-Oxley have hit small businesses especially hard. So hard in fact that in 2006, 2% of all small businesses decided to go private rather than have to face up to the requirements imposed by SOX. The SEC seems to have been swayed by pleas from Senators like John Kerry of Massachusetts and Olympia Snowe from Maine, and the House Small Business Chairwoman Representative Nydia Velazquez.Many small business will consider this temporary SOX reprieve to be good news. But it might be wise if small companies take advantage of the extra time to prepare for what seems to be the inevitable requirement of compliance.last_img read more

Can’t find that rare leopard anywhere? Ask a dung beetle

Can’t find that rare leopard anywhere? Ask a dung beetle

first_imgDung beetles may one day be a conservationist’s best friend. Researchers already consider a healthy and diverse population of these poop-eating insects (pictured) a reliable sign of a healthy mammal population. But entomologists have now demonstrated that the beetles can reliably tell just what species are there as well. Many animals hide very well in their environments and so are hard to inventory. It might seem logical to look for their droppings instead. But animal poop is so rich that it gets quickly carted away and buried and can be as hard to find as the animals themselves. However, the researchers rationalized that mammal poop should contain blood and other cells with DNA inside, and that some of this genetic material should survive intact when eaten. So they trapped airborne dung beetles in a Swaziland savanna by hanging up a transparent sheet and selected one individual from each of 10 species to dissect. Then they removed the insects’ pooped-filled guts and sequenced all the DNA they could find there. Finally, they matched those sequences to those in existing DNA databases to learn where the DNA came from. With just 10 beetles, they showed there were blue wildebeest, zebras, mice, cattle, goats, and even humans living nearby, they report this week on bioRxiv, a preprint archive. This was a proof-of-principle study, the authors say, but dung beetles are easy to find and catch by the hundreds. And because genome sequencing is relatively cheap now, it’s feasible to analyze DNA in large numbers of the beetles, and possibly to detect species—such as the critically endangered small leopard found on the Arabian Peninsula—without ever laying eyes on them.last_img read more

Sports Minister announces hike in `diet budget’ of all athletes to bring parity,Sports Minister announces hike in `diet budget’ of all athletes to bring parity

Sports Minister announces hike in `diet budget’ of all athletes to bring parity,Sports Minister announces hike in `diet budget’ of all athletes to bring parity

first_imgA file picture of Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju meeting the women’s hockey team in New Delhi.   –  PTI Published on COMMENTS SHARE June 29, 2019 A file picture of Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju meeting the women’s hockey team in New Delhi.   –  PTI SHARE SHARE EMAILcenter_img The move will impact 12,500 athletes and will cost additional ₹ 150 crore annually to ministry to fund the new diet budget. × COMMENT Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday announced that the diet budget of the SAI trainees, senior and junior athletes will be increased to bring parity.Earlier, the diet budget for SAI trainees, junior athletes and senior athletes was ₹250, ₹480 and ₹690, respectively but the Rijiju has decided to make the amounts equal. Speaking about his decision, Rijiju said, “While having my meal at the athletes mess (at the National Institute of Sports) in Patiala, I noticed that senior and junior athletes and SAI trainees have different diets since the food budget for each section is different. “However, diet is key for the success of a sportsperson and no child can become a world champion with inadequate diet. The diet of an athlete should not depend on the level at which he or she is playing, but on the need of the athelete as per recommendation of coaches and nutritionists, budget cannot be the deciding factor while planning an athlete’s diet. “I have therefore decided that going forward, there will be no discrepancy in the food budget of athletes who are training at SAI centers,” added the Minister after having breakfast at the women’s hostel here at NIS Patiala. Rijiju visited their mess and the kitchen to take a first hand report of the quality of food and the way it is prepared for the athletes. He has also assured that the kitchens in all SAI centres will be modified and turned into state-of-the-art to ensure that nutritional value of food is not lost. The Minister also announced that besides food, supplements required by athletes, as per prescription, will also be made available without delay. The move will impact 12,500 athletes training in various SAI centres and the sports ministry will release an additional amount to ₹ 150 crore annually to fund the new diet budget. During his visit, Rijiju met athletes from various sporting disciplines like volleyball, boxing, athletics, weightlifting and spoke to them and their coaches at length. He enquired about the quality of food served, training regimes and requirement for added facilities and infrastructure. While speaking to the athletes, he sort their suggestions to improve facilities. Asking them to reach out to him with issues that need attention, Rijiju assured that their immediate requirements would be catered to within two or three months.“India is an emerging 5 trillion dollar economy, and necessary funds will be managed. We are committed to use funds wherever needed. All athletes will be given all requisite facilities to train well and bring medals for the country,”: he said. sportlast_img read more

K M Beenamol inaugurates Olympic poster show at NISH

K M Beenamol inaugurates Olympic poster show at NISH

first_imgThiruvananthapuram, July 29 (PTI) Sports should be given due importance along with academics in educational institutions as only a healthy body can have a healthy mind, celebrated athlete K M Beenamol said today. She said this while inaugurating the poster exhibition on Olympics at the National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) here. The exhibition, titled Road to Rio 2016, was put together by the students of the institute under the guidance of their Physical Education Instructor, C K Vikrant. The show illustrates the history of the international sports competition from the very first games held in ancient Greece to the upcoming Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The exhibition also paid tribute to Indian Olympic stars, including P T Usha, Milka Singh and Mary Kom. Hailing from an agrarian family in Idukki and going on to be an Olympian, Beenamol said that nothing was impossible with hard work and courage. ?Always listen to your teachers, respect them and spread love,? she said. The athlete told NISH students that they were the special children of God. Dr K G Satheesh Kumar, Director, Centre for Assistive Technology and Innovation (CATI), NISH, noted that sports played a role in bringing people together people and in developing one?s personality. PTI UD VSlast_img read more