Petron in for tough title-retention bid sans Lindsay Stalzer in PSL Grand Prix

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES MOST READ Painters take top spot, deal Fuel Masters first loss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga towncenter_img “Well of course we’re happy that she’s back in the PSL and we know how hard she plays so we’ll be getting ready for her because she’s really a tough fighter,” said Delos Santos. “She’s always giving her 100 percent so we’d be extra ready when we face F2.”Petron, however, has a couple of familiar faces in the import spots with Katherine Bell and Stephanie Niemer returning to the team for another conference.“I just want to thank you guys for welcoming me back and I know I can adjust to any team so I can’t wait to start,” said Bell, who first played with the Blaze Spikers in the 2018 Grand Prix.Niemer, on the other hand, last played with the Blaze Spikers back in 2016 when she was named the 1st Best Outside Spiker to go with the team’s bronze medal.“The competition has gotten stronger and I’m excited to for the season to get started,” said Niemer.ADVERTISEMENT “I always tell the team that the last one was over so this new season is essentially another fight,” said Delos Santos in Filipino during the PSL’s opening ceremonies for the 2019 season Sunday at Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall.“And actually we really don’t talk about taking another title, what we do discuss, however, is that we would push each other to the absolute limit. We can’t be complacent because every team here is preparing and has also improved.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Blaze Spikers aslo have a compounding predicament ahead of the Grand Prix after the talismanic Lindsay Stalzer left for F2 Logistics.Stalzer is a two-time Grand Prix MVP, one of which she won with Petron, and she would leave an undoubted huge hole in Petron’s schemes. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Another asset Delos Santos has in his roster is national team libero Denden Lazaro, who joined the team in free agency from United Volleyball Club.“I can’t say anything but good things about the attitude of the two imports and Denden,” said Delos Santos, who’s also the Philippines’ women’s volleyball head coach.“Denden has been teammates with some of my players in the national team and the two imports are really open-minded so their adjustment wasn’t that hard. The two imports are both experienced players and I’m glad we got those two.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Petron has already won two straight titles in the Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino Conference, the next thing on its bucket list is a title repeat in the Grand Prix.Head coach Shaq Delos Santos, however, said that winning two straight titles is easier said than done.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View commentslast_img read more

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Jalen Green, David Carlos share NBTC slam dunk crown

first_imgTrump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants MOST READ Jalen Green put it behind his back and yammed it. | @BLozadaINQ pic.twitter.com/DuRdbYUU9p— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) March 23, 2019 Kai Balungay of FilAm Sports and Darwin Cantong were also part of the dunk-off.John Erolon of St. Louis Don-Bosco Dumaguete scored 16 points to take the crown in the Three-Point Shooutout.FilAm Sports’ Ethan Galang came in second with 13.Also in the Three-Point Shootout were Jerric Palma of Top Flight Hoops-Vancouver, Jordan Perez of Camp David-New Zealand, Jason Diaz of Durham Crossover-Canada, Luigi Cuevas of Italy Europe Proudly Pinoy, Jarred Lao of La Salle Green Hils, and Angelo Cacho of University of Baguio.ADVERTISEMENT Team Dedication downs Team Passion in NBTC Division II All-Star Game Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Google Philippines names new country director Both dunkers got a score of 50 on their finals dunks much to the delight of the crowd.Carlos went for a left-handed tomahawk while jumping over four people and Green did a behind-the-back jam and those coupe of jams forced the judges Metta World Peace, Dylan Ababou, Kobe Paras, Ricci Rivero, Joshua Munzon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte AusPinoy’s Jasper Rentoy won the Skills Challenge brushing off Carl Tamayo of Nazareth School of Naitonal University in the title match.RJ Abarrientos of Far Eastern University-Diliman and Kai Sotto of Ateneo made it to the finals of the skills exhibition while Ateneo’s Geo Chiu, LSGH’s Ladis Lepalam, Camp David-New Zealand’s Reimar Cruz, and Dolores National HS-Eastern Samar’s Robert Norombaba were eliminated after the first round. View comments MANILA, Philippines—Jalen Green and David Carlos put on a show that left the judges stunned and shared the championship trophy of the Dunk Contest of the 2019 NBTC National Finals Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Lumbar vertebrae

first_imgThere are five lumbar vertebrae located in the lower back. These vertebrae receive the most stress and are the weight-bearing portion of the back. The lumbar vertebrae allow movements such as flexion and extension, and some lateral flexion.Review Date:6/29/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

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EPL: Sergio Aguero’s hat-trick gives Man City 3-0 win at Chelsea

first_imgSergio Aguero scored a hat trick to cap Manchester City’s best week of the season, a 3-0 victory against a toothless Chelsea fortifying his team’s grip on England’s Champions League places on Saturday.City might still win European football’s top prize after advancing this week to the semifinals where the team will play Real Madrid. (Also read: United close in on fourth spot, Villa relegated) City’s domestic form is far healthier. For the first time this season, manager Manuel Pellegrini’s team is celebrating three consecutive league wins and is up to provisional third.For Chelsea, this was the 11th loss of a woeful defense of the Premier League title.Aguero’s first two goals completed counterattacks launched by Kevin De Bruyne. The third came from a penalty after Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was dismissed for clipping Fernandinho.last_img read more

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Streaking Mets Mash Reds, 4-1

first_imgNEW YORK — Normally a bit of a slow starter, Neil Walker hoped to quickly make a nice impression with his new team.The best home run month of his career, that’s really helped.Walker hit his seventh homer in 10 games, a tiebreaking two-run shot in the seventh inning that kept the New York Mets rolling against the Cincinnati Reds with a 5-3 win on April 25.“Never anything like this, home run wise,” he said.Walker reached double figures in homers in each of the previous six seasons with Pittsburgh. The Mets got him last December in a trade that sent pitcher Jon Niese to the Pirates, hoping he could fill some of the void left when second baseman Daniel Murphy became a free agent and eventually signed with Washington.“Obviously, Murph’s a great player. He moved on,” Walker said. The Mets’ new second baseman has done more than his share.“He’s hunting certain pitches,” Manager Terry Collins said.Michael Conforto and Lucas Duda also homered for the suddenly homer-happy Mets, who won their fourth in a row overall. They returned to Citi Field after connecting 23 times on a three-city road trip.A year after going 7-0 vs. Cincinnati, the Mets won on a night when ace Noah Syndergaard and the bullpen couldn’t hold an early lead. New York has taken nine straight from the Reds dating to 2014.“We got bit by the home run bug,” Reds manager Bryan Price said.“Had a really nice rally to get back into the game, and we were able to push a few runs across on Syndergaard and get into the back end of their bullpen,” he said. “Sometimes three runs has to be enough.”One downside for the Mets, though: Catcher Travis d’Arnaud exited with discomfort in his shoulder, hurt while trying to throw out a basestealer.D’Arnaud said he’d never experienced this feeling and would see a doctor.“I’m always worried about that,” Collins said.Syndergaard came out throwing 99 mph fastballs. The Reds’ plan to slow him also involved speed — they stole five bases with the big righty on the mound.Starting for the first time since April 20 because of a bruised thumb, Billy Hamilton swiped two on consecutive pitches to set up the Reds’ first run.Syndergaard gave up three runs in 6 2/3 innings, striking out nine. “I just didn’t have the best command,” he said.Walker connected for his eighth home run — already half of his total last year — off J.C. Ramirez (0-1). The Reds have been tagged for a majors-high 37 homers this season.Conforto also doubled and singled, and he opened the seventh with a walk to set up Walker.Logan Verrett (2-0) relieved after Joey Votto’s RBI single in a two-run seventh tied it. Jeurys Familia closed for his sixth save in as many opportunities.Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips exited after being hit in the left ring finger by a pitch from Syndergaard. X-rays were negative.Moments earlier, Phillips fouled a ball hard off his shin. He said he hoped to play April 26. “Probably the most painful at-bat I ever had in my career,” he said.Earlier, Phillips beat out an infield single, giving him a hit in all 33 road games he’s played against the Mets. It’s the longest road hitting streak by a player against the same opponent since Joe “Ducky” Medwick got hits in 46 straight games at Brooklyn from 1933-37, the Reds said in citing the Elias Sports Bureau.Reds starter Raisel Iglesias pitched five innings, and his line included eight hits, seven strikeouts and a couple of emotional displays. He slammed his glove on the bench after Conforto’s homer, and shouted “no” and fired down the rosin bag following a late walk.(BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Welcome back XBlades

first_imgThe original creator of the bladed sole football boot, XBlades, has officially announced their new partnership as the Exclusive Footwear Partner of Touch Football Australia [TFA]. The new partnership with TFA will see XBlades provide footwear to TFA elite athletes, members and collaborate with Touch Football’s best players to revolutionise the boots further, with the aim of providing improved comfort and playing longevity. XBlades CEO Leighton Richards is thrilled to partner with Touch Football, a sport that has very strong participation rate all year round and has been a driving force in the development of Rugby 7’s and Rugby League (NRL) players for some time.“XBlades is committed to developing high quality products specifically for Australia’s key football and rugby codes. We have an integrated approach to product development, allowing us to produce even better performing, and more stylish, products for professional and everyday players. â€œMany Touch Football players currently use footwear adapted from other sports which can have an impact on physical performance. Through this new partnership we’ll collaborate with elite players who will help drive our research and development of a Touch Football specific shoe which will better service the requirements of the sport.” Richards said.Colm Maguire, Chief Executive Officer of Touch Football Australia said: “Touch Football is among the top participant based, organised sports in Australia. It’s great to attract and indeed renew the support of an iconic Australian brand like XBlades, which is dedicated to supporting our aim of growing and developing the game.”This new partnership is the latest move as part of XBlades’ serious brand reinvigoration under new direction; with ex Callaway Golf Director Leighton Richards and former AFL superstar Jimmy Bartel at the helm. Touch Football players and officials are excited for the partnership.  â€œI’ve been wearing XBlade boots for the past decade- since I was 15. I really enjoy wearing XBlades and I feel like they benefit my performance when I’m playing Touch” Pete Noman, Men’s Open’s player commented. Pete Norman joins fellow XBlade cohort, Danni Davis, in the 2017 All Stars team, where they will compete against the best Indigenous players at the MacDonald Jones Stadium tonight. “I am so excited about the partnership with Touch Football Australia and XBlades,” Danni expresses. “They are a boot I have worn since day dot, and they have taken me all the way to representing Australia,”. Danni will be sporting her new XBlade boots against the best of the best in the All Stars matches tonight.   Team XBlades currently consists of more than 40 NRL and AFL stars including Paul Gallen and Alex Rance to ensure the product meets the needs of current professional players. 2017 will see several high profile player signings, additional club partnerships and the unveiling of XBlades full collection.Related Filesxblades_media_release-pdfRelated LinksWelcome XBladeslast_img read more

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Subsidies for Students Sitting Exit Examinations in 2019

first_imgThe Government has provided subsidies for secondary-level students sitting exit examinations in 2019.Full subsidy payment is being made for up to eight subjects for students on the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) and wards of the State who are eligible to receive the support.This was disclosed by Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, in his national back-to-school broadcast on January 6.“Full subsidy means the Government will cover the cost of all fees associated with the examination, which include entry fee, subject fees, practical fees, fees for orals and all other fees related to the subject,” Senator Reid said.The Minister also informed that the Ministry has committed 1,140 scholarships between 2018 and 2020 to support the training of 135 mathematics teachers, 150 physics and chemistry teachers, 120 technical and vocational education teachers and 650 engineers.“Over $300 million is being utilised to support students at tertiary institutions for this financial year,” he noted.In addition, Senator Reid said the Ministry has successfully completed the implementation of the National Standards Curriculum, including providing assistance totalling $77 million for the execution of the curriculum in primary schools.The National Standards Curriculum aims to enhance the quality of education offered to learners and improve the general academic performance, attitude and behaviour of students, which will redound to the positive shaping of the national social and economic fabric.Under the new system, emphasis is being placed on project-based and problem-solving learning, with science, technology, engineering and mathematics/science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEM/STEAM) integrated at all levels.last_img read more

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BC daycare operator defends youngsters from attempted abduction

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Martial arts training might not be the first thing a daycare worker would list on a resume, but six youngsters in central British Columbia are safe because the operator of their pre-school used those skills this week.Chelsi Sabbe, the owner of a licensed daycare in Prince George, says she reacted Tuesday when a man allegedly tried to grab two children in her care.Sabbe said in an interview Thursday she was concerned when she saw a man approaching two children playing in a park. When a four-year-old boy was snatched, she began screaming and leaped on the man’s back to try to pull the child away.“I wasn’t letting him get away with one of those kids,” said Sabbe, whose father was a kickboxing and mixed martial arts instructor.“As a child I did judo and karate and kickboxing,” she added.Sabbe said she managed to free the boy and urged him and the other children to safety, but the man then grasped the arm of a second boy. He punched her as she rushed forward again, she said.Sabbe said she ordered the children, all under six, to take shelter in a nearby house.She said she pulled the man by the hair, kneed him in the face and then held him in a headlock until she was certain the children were safe.The fight caught the attention of a neighbour who called police.The RCMP said when they arrived a man fled through a baseball field where he was arrested.Shortly after the arrest, police received a report of an earlier abduction attempt just a few blocks away. A man had tried to grab a boy who was with his mother, but the woman managed to get her son back and returned home, police said.The suspect fit the same description of the man police had just arrested, they said in a news release on Tuesday.A 35-year-old man from Prince George has been charged with two counts of kidnapping, and one count each of assault and obstructing a peace officer.Sabbe brushed off her actions as something that just came naturally.“I love my daycare children like I love my own children and if somebody is trying to harm them and you are given no other (option), that is my own defence mechanism,” she said.“I got a few punches to the head and I’ve got bruises on my arm, but other than that, I’m OK.”She said she had to take a few days off to help with the investigation and other issues, but the children will be back in her care on Friday and there will be a revised safety plan.Sabbe will now carry her cellphone in a pouch around her waist after losing her mobile during the first scuffle.All of the children were unharmed and Sabbe said they are doing well.“They’ve got some stories I’m sure. I’m looking forward to seeing them all. I miss them.”— By Beth Leighton in Vancouverlast_img read more

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Lone woman says fellow councillors shut her out when she pushes for

first_imgFREDERICTON — The only woman on Fredericton city council says she feels shut out when trying to advocate for change.Kate Rogers said Wednesday she has decided to speak out publicly because her private efforts weren’t working.“It’s a problem that there is such limited female representation on council. It really affects the decisions that we make, it affects how we make those decisions and how we converse over those decisions,” she said.“It’s not healthy to have a monoculture,” said Rogers, who is also executive director of the Fredericton Community Foundation.  Rogers was one of three women elected to city council seven years ago, but the only one to win election in 2016.The city often appoints members of the public to various committees, but Rogers said too often there are few or no women appointed. She said that when she asks why, she’s told there were no good women to appoint.“That has been frustrating,” she said.Rogers said it’s up to city hall to create a space where all feel welcome and where there is shared gender representation, but recently she’s feeling less and less a part of the team.“If I don’t speak out and just go along, everyone is perfectly friendly. But when I begin to really air my views and share my values about why we should move in a certain direction, that’s when I begin to feel excluded,” she said.Leanne Fitch, the city’s former police chief, offered support of Rogers on Twitter, saying “Accountability for misogyny @CityFredGov is long over due. I’ve seen it, felt it, experienced it.”Fitch added: “All levels of government have a fundamental responsibility to ensure diversity, respect, fairness and inclusion. Not only in political realms, but as politicians they set the tone for senior staff who carry out the work and influence workplaces.”Rogers said speaking to the media about the issue probably won’t help her, but she is hopeful it will result in greater public support for gender diversity at city hall.“For me …I don’t know that it could be a lot worse, to be honest. I’ve tried for seven years to try to do this in closed settings in our meetings, in private conversations, I’ve made a lot of effort without going public. We need to make changes, and the only way I see now is if the public puts pressure on council,” she said.Mayor Mike O’Brien did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Rogers said O’Brien has said to her that more women need to run for city council. She said for that to happen, City Hall has to become a more inviting space for women.The next council elections will be held in 2020, but Rogers said she has not decided if she will seek re-election.Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Comedian Charlie Demers tackles fascism and fatherhood with new album

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: Joking about about Nazis and fatherhood during the same set is no easy task, yet Charlie Demers has found a way on his new album Fatherland.Toddlers are yelling in the background when the Georgia Straight calls Demers, just as he is dropping his child off at daycare.Demers has been a professional comedian for quite some time, starting in 2004. After trying his luck at the infamous Urban Well, Demers was told by well-known Vancouver comedian Sean Proudlove that “the Well” was not really the starting-off point for a comedian. Not leaving empty-handed, Demers was given a list of one-nighters around town and ended up at El Cocal on Commercial Drive, which had a comedy night run by Graham Clark. Demers was unsure how to get on the show, so he showed up with a group of friends (always helpful to bring a bit of a crowd with you) and asked Graham for some time. Clark gave him four minutes, which is pretty standard for a first-timer. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Demers had to follow a comedian who had been poking fun at local antiwar rally where Noam Chomsky had spoken. “He was making fun of the way the guy who introduced Chomsky, and that had been me who had introduced Chomsky,” Demers says. “It was a nice little entree that I could use as my opener. It was a lot of fun.”Since the first night went well, the obvious question is: at what point of his career did he know standup was something he should pursue full-time? Demers chuckles and says, “I think that feeling is rarely permanent.” He says, “Sometimes on-stage it feels so good and it will be going so well and you just think that this is the thing I was born to do. And then you’ll have a sober moment, even the next day, where you think that there is nowhere to go in this country for a comedian. And so it’s one of those things that has all kinds of existential malaise bound up in it, where I do find myself wondering how much longer I can make standup my main focus of my creative life.”READ MORE Twitterlast_img read more

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Canada formally joins TPP trade bloc to participate in December negotiations

by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 9, 2012 4:38 pm MDT Canada formally joins TPP trade bloc, to participate in December negotiations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Canada has formally joined the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bloc and will be at the table for the next full round in December.The invitation to join the club of now 11 Pacific nations was first announced in July, but all governments needed to ratify the inclusion.The U.S. completed its 90-day Congressional consultation on Monday, the last hurdle in the process.Canada, along with Mexico, has come late to talks that are already well underway, and will likely be expected to adopt decisions already reached by the other members — Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.While that has raised issues among critics, trade lawyer Lawrence Herman of Cassels Brock says the situation is not as severe as some suppose.“As a practical matter, Canada would probably have to accept any deals already done,” he said.“But the TPP has a long, long way to go and once Canada gets into the game in December we’ll have as much influence as any of the others in the remaining issues … and there are many still on the table.”The talks, like other trade negotiations, have been conducted behind closed doors, although some of the sensitive issues for Canada will seem familiar to free trade watchers, including intellectual property and Canada’s protectionist agricultural practices.Trade Minister Ed Fast, who is travelling in the Middle East this week, said in a news release issued in Ottawa that joining the TPP would be good for the economy.“Opening new markets and increasing Canadian exports to fast-growing markets throughout the Asia-Pacific region is a key part of our government’s plan to create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity,” he said.The government is currently pursuing a host of big trade agreements, including free trade arrangements with the European Union, Japan and India.The TPP market encompasses more than 658 million people and has a combined gross domestic product of about $20.5 trillion, larger than that of the U.S. and Europe. read more

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Canadian dollar takes small gains as housing data shows signs of cooling

by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 15, 2013 9:27 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian dollar takes small gains as housing data shows signs of cooling TORONTO – The Canadian dollar moved ahead Friday, but was off the three-week high it reached earlier in the session, as the latest Canadian housing data showed signs of a cool down.The loonie finished the final session of the week up 0.29 of a cent at 98.11 cents US, backing away from the high of 98.22.The Canadian Real Estate Association reported that home and condo resales fell 2.1 per cent in February from the previous month, when they logged a small gain.On a year-over-year basis, last month’s activity was down 15.8 per cent.Meanwhile in the United States, a spike in gasoline prices was cited as the major reason for an increase in consumer prices last month. The Labour Department says consumer prices increased a seasonally adjusted 0.7 per cent in February compared with January, the biggest rise since June 2009. Three-fourths of the increase reflected a 9.1 per cent surge in gas prices.And Statistics Canada said the amount of household credit market debt to disposable income held steady at almost 165 per cent in the last three months of 2012, while household net worth rose 1.4 per cent.Overall, the national net worth — the sum of the net worth of persons and unincorporated business as well as corporate and government sectors — increased to $6.9 trillion in the fourth quarter, up one per cent from the third quarter of 2012.In commodities, the April crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange added 42 cents to US$93.45 a barrel, while the TSX energy sector gained 1.1 per cent.Gold stocks were up 0.3 per cent as April bullion rose $3.70 to US$1,594.40 an ounce. May copper lost 1.5 cents to US$3.52 to pound. read more

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Key eyewitness says she saw young woman acting suspiciously on night Madeleine

first_imgMs Murat said she told detectives at the time but the information is now thought to be a significant part of the investigation. She said she also saw a brown car speeding towards the McCann’s apartment  that night going the wrong way down a one-way street. “It was a small rental car,” she told the BBC.  People walk past a church in Praia da Luz where a memorial mass for Madeleine McCann will be celebrated on May 3, 2017, on the 10th anniversary of her disappearanceCredit:AFP At the time, her parents Kate and Gerry were eating dinner with friends at a restaurant around 40 yards away.  Ms Murat told the BBC she remembered driving passed the McCann’s apartment that night and seeing a young woman acting suspiciously right outside. “She looked like she was trying to hide from me. I do remember she was wearing a plum coloured top,” she told the BBC.  A key eyewitness in the hunt for Madeleine McCann has revealed she saw a young woman standing right outside the family’s apartment acting suspiciously. Jenny Murat, a British expat who lives a few minutes from the McCann’s holiday home in Portugal’s Praia da Luz, said she is still haunted by what happened. Speaking publicly for the first time, the 81-year-old described what she saw on the night – now reported to be a significant part of the investigation. Wednesday marked a decade since three-year-old Madeleine went missing from the family’s apartment, where she was sleeping with her siblings twins Amelie and Sean. People walk past a church in Praia da Luz where a memorial mass for Madeleine McCann will be celebrated on May 3, 2017, on the 10th anniversary of her disappearance “I saw the driver, both of us looked at each other. He had a very British look about him.”center_img  Robert Murat was a suspect in McCann case Credit:Geoff Pugh   Robert Murrat was a suspect in McCann case  Her son Robert, 43, was investigated and then ruled out as an official suspect by Portuguese police. He has also spoken publicly on the anniversary of Madeleine’s disappearance, saying he would like to know “the truth” and why he was a suspect.”It didn’t only leave to me being destroyed, it was my whole family,” he told BBC News. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Antonio Rama to overtake BM Granollers next summer

Legendary Spanish team BM Granollers Fraikin presented new coach for the next season – Antonio Rama Garcia. The 34-years old coach is more than two decades linked with the traditional team – EHF Cup winner from the past. He was a player and youth coach for many years.BM Granollers Fraikin are currently on the fourth place in ASOBAL. ← Previous Story Raul Gonzales close to promotion in Macedonian NT head-coach Next Story → Draw for Women’s EHF EURO 2018 qualifications on April 21 in Paris read more

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WWE Smackdown Live Preview NXT Superstar makes debut Styles vs Nakamura Carmella

first_imgFacebook WWE Smackdown will be taped from London, England and air tonight at its original time 8 p.m. ET tonight. Here are is a preview of things to look for:AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura, where the winner gets to choose the stipulation of their WWE title match at Money in the Bank.NXT superstar, Andrade “Cien” Almas is scheduled to make his Smackdown debut tonight.The New Day and The Bar will clash in a qualifying Money in the Bank match.Carmella is set to throw a Roy “Mellabration” tonight in London England on Smackdown.Wrestleview.com will have the Smackdown Spoilers later on today. Roy Nemer will still be providing coverage of WWE Smackdown here on Wrestleview starting at 8pm ET. Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Wrestleview.com Stafflast_img read more

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PDM announced a rebrand of the party in blue

Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 May 2015 – The PDM party will rebrand itself ahead of the 2016 General Elections according to leader of the Party, they plan to bring a younger feel to the People’s Democratic Movement.“We intend to have a rebranding of the party with the youth playing a greater part in doing that. Whilst we stand on our record, we have a very good record, a very good track record from our first leader through, we know that we have a number of persons who cannot connect, even with our past but the one thing that is consistent is the representation. That we will certainly not be re-branding but we will be presenting in a ‘youthier’ way.”Media questioned the Opposition on what it feels is its biggest challenge. “Our biggest challenge is that people believe that we are the government and they have been calling on us to govern when in fact we do not have the power or the authority to do so. I quoted (earlier) a former Premier who said ‘the Opposition will have its say and the Government will have its way’ and that is the truth because the Opposition can only speak to issues because the executive authority is vested in the government and so that is certainly the biggest challenge for this team and that they’ve been calling on the Opposition to do more.”As for whether they suspect a date elections will be called and if the PDM feels ready for an election whenever it is called there was this. “Is our machinery getting ready? Well yes. Our machinery has to stay in a readies position, and there are things that we will do to make ourselves even more ready but we are anticipating… let’s put it this way, whenever elections is called we will be ready.”Leader of the PDM, Hon Sharlene Robinson also explained that there will be some new faces when a full slate of candidates for the PDM is announced in 2016. Related Items:general elections, Pdm, people’s democratic movement, rebranding, sharlene cartwright-robinson Recommended for you Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp read more

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PNP Government to cut back over a million in projects

first_img Related Items:appropriations committee, island fish fry, pnp, sean astwood Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Nov 2015 – The Appropriations Committee met today in the Capital, Grand Turk and there it was revealed that the PNP Administration is pulling some $1.2 million dollars in funding from major projects. At least one member of that Committee accuses the government of abandoning their own plans for national development. Hon Sean Astwood calls the items which have been scraped this financial year, much needed projects which will now see severe cuts in resources and in most cases, it will mean these proposed items will not see the light of day. Among them, Magnetic Media has learned: Island Fish Fry which was touted to be moving to its own specially constructed location in Providenciales will no longer shift to that new spot near the Culture Market in the Bight. Astwood points to the House of Assembly at the NJS Francis Building in Grand Turk and shared that it is falling apart. The air condition continues to work sporadically and he exposed that the office of the Leader of the Opposition has had no air conditioning for the past three years. Hon Astwood did confirm that while the House Speaker now finds he has a cooler office, his air conditioning is unreliable as is the AC running into the main chamber of the House. The notion of a credit union, which was heavily promoted and pitched by the Finance Minister, Hon Washington Misick will no longer happen this fiscal year due to the cut back and the National Physical Development Plan is set aside also, due to funding being re-routed. Another idea of government’s which will not happen because of the multi-million dollar cut back, the Public and Environmental Health Laboratory. Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Car flips on side tot found walking in street

first_imgRescuers arrived to a one-vehicle car crash in the Shumway neighborhood Thursday to find the car on its side, a woman trapped inside and a toddler wandering in the street.The strange crash at East 33rd and F streets was reported about 1:18 p.m., said Firefighter-spokesman Joe Spatz with the Vancouver Fire Department.It appeared the woman had been driving east when, for an unknown reason, she veered right, hit a sign and then lurched onto the steel guide cables that hold up a utility pole.“That apparently acted like a ramp and it flipped her car over,” Spatz said.AMR Northwest ambulance paramedics scooped up the little boy, who was not believed seriously hurt.The Lexus sedan’s trunk door came open, with newspaper sections and Lego toys spilled onto the pavement.Firefighters used a set of Rescue 42-brand struts to hold the car in place. The device, fairly recently acquired, has telescoping struts that are held in place by a bottom strap that forms a triangle and prevented the car from rolling, Spatz said.The driver, a woman in her 30s, was found lying on the passenger-side front door. She wasn’t belted in, but it’s possible she unbuckled herself after the crash.Firefighters used a Glas-Master-brand saw to cut through the windshield and remove it in less than a minute, Spatz said. They then moved the woman out the windshield opening and into an ambulance.last_img read more

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Miami Mayor commissioners unveil new Miami community center

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Mayor of Miami Tomás Regalado, Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez and other elected officials proudly presented a new community center at West End Park in the City of Miami, Monday afternoon.The elected officials welcomed their community to the new, multipurpose facility during a ribbon cutting ceremony at West End Park.“It’s just one of those happy days as an elected official, when you get to cut the ribbon to inaugurate a brand new facility for residents,” said Suarez. “I have had the pleasure and the honor of being able to construct one in every single park of my district since I became commissioner, and this has been a dream come true for me.”The new center includes a multipurpose room, offices, a fitness center, a computer room and even a classroom.Thanks to the new facility, there will be more programs added, such as fitness classes, youth programs and summer camps.For more information, visit www.miamigov.com/parks/park_westend.html.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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