PSL: Foton opens new season with Generika-Ayala win

first_imgElizabeth Ann Wendell of Foton vs Darlene Ramdin and Mikaela Lopez of Generika-Ayala. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFoton welcomed its new head coach Rommel Abella the best way it can.Banking on its newly-formed big three of Brooke Kranda, Elizabeth Wendel and Dindin Santiago-Manabat, the Tornadoes beat Generika-Ayala, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16, 25-22, at the start of the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.ADVERTISEMENT UAAP volleyball: Ateneo wins 2nd straight, sends UE to 0-4 start Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Kranda poured in a game-high 21 points, 17 off thunderous kills, while Manabat and Wendel added 14 and 11 points, respectively.“The players were still jittery, but I’m happy because we won and it’s a good start for us this tournament,” said Abella, who replaced Serbian mentor Moro Branislav at the helm, on Saturday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBranislav, who steered Foton to a Grand Prix title in 2016, is now calling the shots for Cocolife Asset Managers.An off-the-block spike by Wendel put the Tornadoes up, 23-20, in the fourth set before Manabat and Kranda clinched the victory with back-to-back hits. MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES Import Darlene Ramdin paced the Life Savers with 19 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more


first_imgSouth Sioux City Police are investigating a shooting that took place Wednesday night in the 300 block of East 16th Street.The victim, 18-year-old Yisak Ketma of South Sioux, sustained a small caliber gunshot wound to his right leg in what may have been a robbery attempt.Following the shooting, the suspect ran from the scene.Ketma was taken to Mercy Medical Center for treatment for a non life threatening injury.The suspect is described as a Hispanic male.Anyone with information about the crime should contact South Sioux City Police at 402-494-7555.last_img

Tribunal into Ottawas handling of First Nations kids nearing its end after

first_imgAPTN National NewsA child welfare case that has taken a long road through the Canadian Human Rights Commission will soon come to an end.The complaint was filed seven years ago by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations.It alleges the federal government short-changes First Nations children in the child welfare system.The final arguments begin next week in Ottawa.APTN’s Annette Francis has a re-cap of what’s gone on at the tribunal and what to expect from the closing arguments.last_img

Ballentine Offers Forceful Defense of Pentagons BRAC Request

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Defending the administration’s request for a BRAC round in 2019 at last week’s hearing of the House Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee was left to Miranda Ballentine, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy, who took on lawmakers’ past concerns about the economic harm borne by defense communities, implementation costs and the prospect that surge capacity could be shortchanged following a future round.But first Ballentine pointed out that 30 percent of the service’s infrastructure is excess, making a new round of base closures urgent.“Since the Gulf War, we’ve reduced combat-coded fighter squadrons from 134 to 55. That’s a nearly 60 percent reduction. Yet all BRACs in that time period have only reduced U.S. bases by about 15 percent,” she said.“Since BRAC 2005, the Air Force has thousands fewer personnel and hundreds fewer aircraft, yet we have not closed a single installation in the United States,” Ballentine noted.Later, she clarified that the excess capacity estimate is an average of multiple scenarios for the Air Force’s size.“We’ve run the numbers a number of different ways, looking at various force structures. And it ranges anywhere from 28 to 34, depending on which force structure you use,” Ballentine said.To assuage Congress’ concern about the economic blow host communities suffer following a base closure, Ballentine pointed out that 92 percent of respondents to an instant poll taken during last year’s Defense Communities National Summit said they believe the status quo — with reduced manning levels and declining funding for installations — is worse for communities than holding a BRAC round.“Without BRAC, the Air Force will be forced to continue to spread out our airmen and our aircraft. And many communities will continue to suffer from the economic detriment of hollowed-out bases without the economic support that only BRAC legislation allows,” she told the panel.To respond to lawmakers’ concern that the investment required to carry out a BRAC round is not justified by its savings, Ballentine highlighted the Air Force’s $2.9 billion annual savings from the first five base closure rounds.“The results of previous BRAC efforts for the Air Force are really staggering,” she said.Finally, Ballentine pointed out that officials have no intention of shedding infrastructure that may be needed to support future mission needs.“Through five previous rounds of BRAC and numerous force structure changes, we’ve never dipped below 20 percent excess infrastructure capacity. We’ve always left and we always will leave room for future maneuvering,” she said.Later, Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, argued that a new round of base closures is the best way to restore cuts to the services’ military construction budgets over the past several years.“The ability to catch up is called BRAC,” Hammack said in response to a question from Subcommittee Chairman Charlie Dent (R-Pa.). “The ability to catch up is the ability for us to close those facilities that have least military value, so that we can focus our funds, focus our military construction, focus our sustainment on our most critical facilities,” she said.Written testimony and a webcast of the hearing on the installations, environment and energy budget request for fiscal 2017 submitted by DOD and the military services are available on the committee website.last_img read more

HOT OFF THE PRESS Read Wilmington Recreations Summer Newsletter

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department’s Summer 2019 ‘Recreation Matters’ newsletter was published online on Wednesday.Read the newsletter HERE. Review a complete list of youth and adult programs, trips and tickets that the department is offering this summer.Have a question? The Department can be reached via phone at 978-658-4270, via email at recreation[at], or in person at Room 8 in Town Hall.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Recreation Department.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedHOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Recreation’s Fall NewsletterIn “Community”WILMINGTON RECREATION: Concerts, Trips & Youth Programs Were Huge Hits This SummerIn “Community”VIDEO: Meet Wilmington Recreation’s New Program Coordinator Bret SawinIn “Videos”last_img read more

Beyonce discusses every womans nightmare in this YouTube video

first_imgBeyonce opened up about her weight gain and how she underwent a strict fitness regime to tone down. Ahead of the 2018 Coachella, the superstar singer went through a nightmare as she worked towards reducing all the weight she had gained post her pregnancy with twins. She revealed her regime as well as the perils of weight gain in a video.”Good morning, it’s 5 a.m., and this is day one of rehearsals for Coachella,” Beyonce said as she stepped on the scale. “Every woman’s nightmare…this is my weight, 175. Long way to go.”For an epic weight transformation, The Lion King actress teamed up with Marco Borges, her trainer. Borges is also an exercise physiologist and New York Times Best Selling author! In fact, he is the guy who created the 22 Days Nutrition which directs all the focus on healthy eating habits by switching to a plant-based diet.Beyonce’s 22 Days NutritionYouTube”I’m back on the stage after giving birth to twins,” said Beyonce, who delivered twin babies Rumi Carter and Sir Carter on June 2017. She further added, “I was a woman that felt like my body was not mine.”The 37-year-old singer underwent the 22 Day Nutrition Meal Planner to undergo and promote a healthy diet. “It’s time to work, so I have to get in that zone, it’s like a different headspace,” she said and further added, “Me getting the weight off was so much easier than getting back in shape and my body feeling comfortable.” BeyonceInstagramWe have got to admit, Queen Bey certainly looks like she is in much better shape. Her Coachella performance showcased the crazy transformation she underwent. The diva is currently basking in the success of her latest venture, The Lion King. The actress gave voice to Nala and also released a music video and album, Spirit.last_img read more

Ethnic groups responsible for stalled peace talks says Myanmar Army

first_imgGeneral Mutu Say Poe (L), chairman of the Karen National Union (KNU), speaks with Myanmar`s commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing (R) during a photo session at the third session of the Union Peace Conference in Naypyidaw on on 11 July 2018. Photo: AFPMyanmar military officials on Wednesday said stalled peace talks were “drowning” the country, blaming ethnic armed groups for the fighting that continues to rage in the country’s northern borderlands.Civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said that making peace is a top priority for her administration, but she shares power with the military, which has fought ethnic insurgencies for decades.At the start of a third round of Suu Kyi-led peace talks in the capital Naypyidaw Wednesday, Myanmar’s commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing suggested ethnic groups were responsible for the stalled peace process that he said was “drowning our country”.“I would like to urge you to wipe out the civil armed conflicts that hinder the development of the country,” he said.Defence minister Sein Win told AFP that ethnic militias were not doing enough to staunch ongoing conflict, saying they “need to control their people.”“If their people have no discipline, problems can happen,” he said.The six-day peace talks are an attempt by Suu Kyi, who came to power in 2016 after landslide elections, to bring more ethnic groups into a ceasefire accord.Ten groups are now signed up but at least seven, including some of the largest and most influential, are holding out, with Suu Kyi saying Wednesday they were “always welcome” to join.Progress has been hampered by continued clashes between the powerful military and armed insurgents fighting for more autonomy in northern Kachin and Shan states.The grinding conflicts play out away from the more prominent global headlines generated by violence in the country’s west, where the army has driven out some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims since August.More than a third of Myanmar’s townships are affected by unresolved conflict, according to a 2017 report from the Asia Foundation.Some of the fiercest clashes are happening in Myanmar’s northernmost Kachin State, where more than 100,000 people have been displaced by violence.Kachin Independence Army general Gunmaw told reporters as he arrived at his hotel Tuesday that one of the aims of the conference was to restore basic communication channels with the government.“We hope fighting will be decreased.”last_img