“Experience is a big thing and our experience this season will help us improve,” said FEU head coach George Pascua, who took the team to the championship round in just his first year at the helm, in Filipino.FEU claimed the No. 2 with a 10-4 record at the end of the elimination round before knocking off Ateneo in the Final Four.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: La Salle completes 3-peat, sweeps FEUThe Lady Tamaraws never won a set in their two games against the Lady Spikers in the finals, but they had nothing to be ashamed of with the kind of effort they showed. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award FEU Lady Tamaraws with a bridesmaid finish. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netInexperience played a major factor in Far Eastern University’s sweep at the hands of La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball Finals.But the same cannot be said for the Lady Tamaraws next season after making their first finals appearance in 10 years.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “I’m very proud of the players. They fought up to their last breath and never gave up,” Pascua said.FEU did not go down without a fight despite facing a La Salle team that has made the finals for the past 10 seasons and for that alone, skipper Bernadeth Pons can live with the results.“I’m happy with what we achieved this year. I’m proud of the team for reaching the finals,” Pons, who scored a team-high 17 points in her final UAAP game, said in Filipino.“Hopefully, this experience will be a stepping stone for the remaining players to bounce back. I’m proud because we fought until the end.”ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Washington’s late heroics lift Rain or Shine past NLEX ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Though senior officials at City Hall are considering a decision to have a forensic audit conducted at the entity, aDeputy Mayor Sherod Duncandecision is yet to be taken by the Council to confirm the proposal, as well as to settle on a commencement date.This comes days after Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green declared that City Hall is broke. Speaking with Guyana Times on Saturday, Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan said that he was updated that the audit will only commence after the Council takes the decision to have this done. Asked whether he was aware of a confirmation for the proposal, Duncan informed that there is “no definite time span” that the Council is working around.However, the proposal of having the audit continues to be high on the agenda of City Hall as it had been when the new Council was sworn in late March.Prior to taking office, Duncan, during the Local Government Elections (LGE) debate, had underlined the importance of launching an audit into City Hall while linking it to the general development of the entity.Subsequent to taking position in office, Duncan had declared that City Hall is in dire need of a forensic audit in light that a new Council had taken up office and an assessment of the previous Administration’s work was necessary.As the new Councillors were taking up their respective positions in the various constituencies and would be strategising on how they can improve the living conditions for its residents, Duncan had affirmed that these persons were entitled to knowledge of the financial status of the entity.This, he stated, would be effective for development as a more comprehensive breakdown can be given of the finances invested into City Hall.He linked this to projects that the Councillors might be contemplating which would perceptibly require finances.This would not only be applied to the financial sector but every aspect of transactions in City Hall, Duncan had clarified.Meanwhile, Mayor Chase Green after taking up her position had additionally given her consent for the audit to be conducted, noting that in 2011 and 2012 during her service as part of the Council, she had called on the Auditor General to have this launched.This was however not given priority; hence City Hall had been without an audit and had been deemed corrupt.
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Prosecutors charged a Los Angeles police officer Monday with unlawful use of force, alleging that he choked and punched a handcuffed teen. Officer Sean Joseph Meade, 41, pleaded not guilty to the felony charge, along with a second count of filing a false police report. He was released on his own recognizance, and a court hearing was set for March 15. A phone message left for Meade’s attorney, Ira Salzman, was not immediately returned. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The county District Attorney’s Office said the incident involved a 16-year-old boy who was arrested and taken to the Police Department’s Central station Dec. 5. The teen’s hands were handcuffed behind his back when he was assaulted by the officer, authorities said. The boy, who wasn’t injured, had been taken into custody for a curfew violation, police said. The incident was partially videotaped by a camera set up to catch vandalism in a detectives squad room but which also had a view into the doorless holding area. Meade, who has been on the force for 13 years, has been relieved of his gun and badge.
I guess you can’t blame Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes entirely. The Public Policy Institute of California recently published a poll showing only 31 percent of voters support extending the current term limits for members of the state Assembly, while another group changed the wording of the same question and found 59 percent of voters in support. So if politicians like Reyes stop listening to voters, it may be because sometimes the voters send out confusing signals. So to be generous, Councilman Ed was probably unsure just what his constituents would want him to do when, in January, the Rotem Co. offered to temporarily lease the unused Taylor Rail Yard along the L.A. River. The deal would have created 200 jobs – and not McDonald’s jobs, either, but $40,000- to $80,000-a-year jobs – the kind of jobs that support middle-class families. And the work would have benefited the city, assembling new cars for our own Metrolink system. The only drawback to the whole deal would seem to be that, first, the cars aren’t made here in the U.S., and second, that at the end of the contract Rotem will fold its checkbook and go home. So Councilman Ed said no. But wait, the temporary nature of the deal is a good thing, because Councilman Ed wants a city park on that property. And everybody likes parks, especially the out-of-work homeless, because a park gives them a place to sleep. And that’s just what L.A. needs, another place for the homeless and jobless to sleep, thanks in part to the city’s hostile attitude toward people who actually employ people. And it’s getting increasingly difficult for even the middle class to survive in this city. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is upping fares from $1.25 to $2 over the next two years. Figure in auto-insurance rates and the astronomical price for gasoline, and the average L.A. working stiff may soon be unable to afford to even get to work by any means. That will push wages higher, and that is another way to drive businesses out of a city. So thanks to Councilman Ed, this city is not going to assemble Metro Rail cars in Taylor Yards. The city is going to have a park there instead, with perhaps a plaque identifying Councilman Ed Reyes Park as a place where people once earned a living and paid taxes. But wait: The construction can’t begin because the park people don’t yet have the money to buy the Taylor Yards. So I guess the people will have to wait for both their jobs and their park. That is a problem. Now, let us think for a moment and see if we can think of something to do. Hmmmm. How about this: The city of L.A. will buy Taylor Yards, but we borrow the money from a bank or something, so that we can repay it over time. Then we lease the property to Rotem, and its payments repay the loan, while assuring that the property is available for the park at the end of the lease. Meanwhile, the park people can collect their donations, assured that when the lease is up Rotem will vacate the property. Of course, Councilman Ed Reyes Park may have to open after the next council election cycle. But all anyone is concerned with is the public good, so that won’t be a problem, right? Kimit Muston is a freelance writer and former San Fernando Valley resident living in Indiana. For six years, he wrote a weekly column for the Daily News.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Cardiff City’s manager Neil Warnock has now overseen eight promotions with various clubs after the Welsh side returned to the Premier League © AFP/File / Geoff CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, May 6 – Cardiff City returned to the Premier League on Sunday when a goalless draw at home to Reading was enough to give veteran manager Neil Warnock a record eighth promotion.Only the top two at the end of the regular season were guaranteed a place in English football’s lucrative top flight and second-tier title-winners Wolves had already secured one of those spots heading into Sunday’s final round of regular-season Championship matches. A draw left Cardiff waiting on Fulham’s result at Birmingham, but the Cottagers 3-1 loss left the London club facing the lottery of the play-offs, where the teams finishing third-sixth compete for the lone remaining promotion place.The draw saw Cardiff return to the Premier League after a single season in the competition in 2013/14.When Warnock took over some 18 months ago, Cardiff were at the other end of the table but Malaysian owner Vincent Tan’s decision to bring the experienced manager to the Welsh capital paid dividends.“I’m just so proud of them that they listened what I had to say,” said Warnock. “It seems such a long time ago (when he arrived at Cardiff), the state the club was in. I’ve seen the fans today on the pitch, a full house, the owners and everyone together, it’s got to be the best ever job I’ve done in my life.“We’re going to get one or two things than thrown at us next season. But hey ho, it’s better than playing in the Championship,” he added.Asked how this promotion compared to his previous seven, Warnock replied: “It’s the best one by a mile. If you knew what I’ve had to do off the field as well as on the field. I think it’s an incredible feat.Warnock previously enjoyed promotion with Scarborough, Notts County twice, Huddesrsfield, Plymouth, Sheffield United and most recently QPR in 2011.“I said to the lads on Thursday, if things don’t go right and we go into the play-offs, we’ve still had a great season. They’re proud of being Bluebirds again, the fans. Everyone wants to support the club now and that’s lovely.”Birmingham were still facing relegation when they kicked off but first-half goals from Lukas Jutkiewicz (15) and Harlee Dean (43) settled their nerves.Tom Cairney scored for Fulham with six minutes left but Che Adams’s 89th-minute goal put the result beyond doubt.Barnsley’s 4-1 loss at Derby ended their brief stay in the Championship, with Burton — managed by Nigel Clough — also relegated after a 2-1 loss at Preston.Meanwhile Bolton beat the drop in remarkable fashion after beating Nottingham Forest 3-2.Bolton were going down with three minutes left when Forest led 2-1 after goals from Ben Osborn (70) and Jack Colback (79) overturning Adam Le Fondre’s early volley.But David Wheater (87) and Aaron Wilbraham (88) scored to keep the Wanderers in the division to the delight of their delirious home crowd.Elsewhere, bottom club Sunderland stunned champions Wolves 3-0, in front of prospective new owner Stewart Donald.On-loan pair Ovie Ejaria (19) and Ashley Fletcher (45) put the hosts 2-0 up before Paddy McNair scored Sunderland’s third midway through the second half.Atdhe Nuhiu (14, 60 and 90) hit a hat-trick in Sheffield Wednesday’s 5-1 thrashing of Norwich at Hillsborough, with Wednesday’s city rivals United winning 3-2 at Bristol City.Leeds beat QPR 2-0 with goals from Kemar Roofe (30) and Kalvin Phillips (47), while Brentford and Hull drew 1-1 at Griffin Park.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Martin Atkinson produced arguably the worst refereeing performance in Premier League history at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.That is the view of former referees’ chief Keith Hackett after seeing Atkinson get a host of major calls wrong in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Burnley.A furious Jose Mourinho highlighted four incidents which he believed changed the course of the game in his post-match interviews, including a ‘criminal’ foul from Ashley Barnes on Nemanja Matic that went unpunished and led to the Serbian being sent off, and two dismissed penalty appeals.And Hackett says the Blues boss, who also felt Atkinson should have taken disciplinary action against Barnes for a challenge on Branislav Ivanovic, had every right to feel aggrieved with the man in the middle.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Hackett, who writes a popular ‘You are the Ref’ blog, said: “Atkinson was very, very poor. I’ve asked the question on our website: ‘was that the worst refereeing performance that we have ever seen in the Premier League?’“I think he was fatigued. He had Schalke v Real Madrid, a big Champions League game, in midweek and he shouldn’t have been out on Saturday for a game of that nature.“Mourinho was correct. Four major decisions in that game Atkinson got wrong and of course the major one was Barnes and that horrendous challenge [on Matic]. That is what referees are getting paid for, that’s what a professional referee should be able to detect and punish.“I can’t recall such a bad performance. Earlier in the season Atkinson had a poor performance of a similar nature, but this one topped it.”
A busy Football League show sees Geoff Peters joined by a host of top guests.Hull City boss Steve Bruce reflects on their start to the season and tells us how much he still enjoys football management.Rotherham chairman Tony Stewart and new boss Neil Redfearn look at the challenges ahead for the club.Recent £4m signing Jacob Butterfield on how he’s settled into the Derby County dressing room.Cast aside by the previous manager, Neill Collins is back in the Sheffield United first team and gunning for promotion. We also hear about his academic prowess!Scott Barron gives us the lowdown on his former Millwall team mate and current Lions boss Neil Harris.We catch up with Dagenham and Redbridge striker Matt McClure who talks us through their current struggles.And Oxford United loanee George Baldock on why he’s hoping for a double family celebration this season.
Former Man United defender Gary Neville believes the club could have roughly £200m to spend in the summer.The club spent huge sums of money on fees and wages last summer on Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eric Bailly and the size of their chequebook will mean it is more of the same. Qualifying for the Champions League will make it easier for manager Jose Mourinho to buy the players he wants.“They got £45m back for [Morgan] Schneiderlin and [Memphis] Depay and maybe if [David] De Gea leaves it will be £60m or £70m – so he’s going to have £200m to spend,” Neville told Sky Sports recently.Here, talkSPORT.com looks at possible new arrivals. Andrea Belotti: Torino goal machine to add to the firepower? – Belotti and Griezmann could cost similar amounts, so it seems unlikely they will both join unless United convinced Torino to lower their asking price. The striker, who has scored 25 goals in 32 games this season, has a release clause of around £85m, however, if its the highest calibre strikers Mourinho is looking for then hell have to spend big anyway. Jan Oblak: Atletico goalkeeper to break world record – David De Gea is still being linked with Real Madrid and Oblak has been heavily tipped to replace him. There were reports recently that representatives of the Atletico Madrid no.1 were in the UK to hold talks about a possible summer move, though United may have to break, or at least equal, the record transfer for a goalkeeper. Gianluigi Buffon is still the most expensive keeper, having moved from Parma to Juventus for £32m in 2001. 5 Antoine Griezmann to add more star quality – United could lose Ibrahimovic and Rooney in the summer, so replacing that firepower is a must. The club will have Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial up front but it seems another forward is going to be pursued. The Griezmann links remain. Fabinho to be an alternative to Eric Dier? He can also play in two positions – Eric Dier is a wanted man, but Tottenham wont make it easy to buy. Tiemoue Bakayoko has been linked with Chelsea, but Fabinho is said to be the better player and has played in both right-back AND central midfield roles for Monaco. The 23-year-old is one of many of the clubs players reportedly on the move in the summer and his agent, Jorge Mendes, is sure to make a few quid if he leaves. 5 Michael Keane to bolster defence – In defence, a deal for Victor Lindelof failed in January and while he is still on a shortlist, Keane appears to be the more attainable of the defenders linked with the club. The Burnley stopper loves United, having come through the academy, and could cost around £25m. 5 5 5
SENIOR figures within Fianna Fáil in Co Donegal are again questioning the leadership of Micheal Martin after the latest poll showed Sinn Féin surging ahead at the expense of the party.Mr Martin visited the county at the weekend to address the party faithful.But one senior member of the party told donegaldaily.com that the latest opinion poll “once again” raises the leadership issue. “It’s a disaster. If there was an election tomorrow we would get wiped out and with council elections next we could lose a lot of seats in Donegal,” he said.The Behaviour and Attitudes poll for the Sunday Times newspaper indicates that Sinn Féin have the backing of one quarter of the electorate, putting it firmly in second place.The poll was carried out among just over 900 voters nationwide between Wednesday 15 February and Monday 20 February. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3%.Since the last Sunday Times poll in December, just after the Budget, support for Fine Gael has gone up by two points to 32%. Support for their coalition partners Labour has dipped by 1% to 10%. Fianna Fáil’s support has dropped four points since December, leaving it at 16%. It is a result that will not please the party just a week before their Ard Fheis.The big winner is Sinn Féin, who have gained at the expense of Fianna Fáil, up four points to 25% while the Independents were down one point to 17%.Satisfaction with Taoiseach Enda Kenny is down three points to 41%, while Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore drops one to 34%.Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin is down a substantial seven points to 33%, while Gerry Adams is down two to 46%, giving him the highest rating of any leader.Satisfaction with the Government is unchanged, at 26%, while 70% are dissatisfied, and 3% have no opinion. RUMBLINGS AGAIN IN DONEGAL FIANNA FAIL AS SINN FEIN SHOW POLL SURGE was last modified: February 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:RUMBLINGS AGAIN IN DONEGAL FIANNA FAIL AS SINN FEIN POLL SURGE