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ONE: Iniong’s win streak ends with UD loss to YamaguchiONE: Iniong’s win streak ends with UD loss to Yamaguchi

first_imgThe Japanese fighter is looking to challenge Lee for the belt anew, but told her to “take their time” when it came to her recovery. The hard-fighting Iniong, meanwhile, absorbed her first loss in Asia’s top mixed martial arts promotion, but not before giving Yamaguchi all she could handle in the ring. Iniong managed to stuff some of Yamaguchi’s takedowns attempts but her Japanese foe always found a way to try again. ADVERTISEMENT The 27-year-old Team Lakay bet struggled to land solid blows against Yamaguchi, who controlled the action and showcased her superior grappling skills. It was the vengeance that Yamaguchi was looking for, three years since their last fight that ended in split decision in favor of Iniong.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneYamaguchi then called out Angela Lee, who she was supposed to face for the ONE Atomweight belt before the Singaporean met a car accident tow eeeks ago.“I wanna avenge that loss too,” Yamaguchi told Lee, who had emotional entrance before the main card. Japan’s Mei Yamaguchi vs Philippines’ Gina Iniong during their ONE: Immortal Pursuit bout at Singapore Stadium. INQUIRER PHOTO/Sherwin VardeleonSINGAPORE—- Gina Iniong put on a tough stand but Mei Yamaguchi just showed why she’s the top fighters in the division. Iniong had her win streak snapped as she bowed to Yamaguchi via unanimous decision in ONE: Immortal Pursuit at Singapore Stadium here. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison PLAY LIST 01:57Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:14Carpio 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? ONE: PH’s Corminal loses by submission to Lepont Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Balanced Heat roll past WizardsBalanced Heat roll past Wizards

first_imgRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina La Salle, UP score View comments Miami Heat’s Bam Adebayo, front left, gets a rebound over Washington Wizards’ Marcin Gortat (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — James Johnson scored 20 points, Wayne Ellington added 17 and the Miami Heat ran away in the third quarter to beat the Washington Wizards 129-102 on Saturday night.Tyler Johnson, Josh Richardson, Rodney McGruder and Kelly Olynyk all scored 13 for the Heat, who never trailed and outscored Washington 43-28 in the third. That was Miami’s highest-scoring quarter in a regular-season contest since Oct. 30, 2013 — 394 games ago.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heat forward Justise Winslow walked off the floor and went right to the locker room before the final horn, even though the clock was running and he was still in the game. Winslow was shaken up on a play in the final minute, then came to the scorer’s table and knocked off a phone and some other items in a clear show of frustration.GRINDINGWashington is now eight games through a stretch of 13 consecutive games against teams with winning records — all without All-Star guard John Wall. The Wizards are now 4-4 in those games, and won’t face a sub-.500 team again until hosting New York on March 25.UP NEXTWizards: Host Minnesota on Tuesday.Heat: Visit Portland on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Dwyane Wade got the 8,000th field goal of his career in the first half, but left less than a minute into the fourth quarter with what was diagnosed as a mild left hamstring strain. The Heat have a six-hour flight to Portland on Sunday, in advance of a game there Monday.Jodie Meeks scored 23 for the Wizards, whose five-game winning streak was snapped. Bradley Beal scored 14 for Washington, which was outscored 76-42 in the paint — even on a night where Heat center Hassan Whiteside couldn’t play because of hip pain and his replacement, Bam Adebayo, was limited with foul trouble.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWashington was within 46-44 with 3:51 left in the second quarter, and from there it was all Heat. Over the next 16 minutes, Miami outscored the Wizards 71-35.It was Miami’s 11th consecutive game scoring at least 100 points, tying the third-longest such streak in team history. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Miami (36-31) carved out a split of the four-game season series with Washington, plus got within two games of the Wizards (38-29) in the Eastern Conference playoff race. A loss on Saturday and the Heat chances of catching the Wizards would have taken a serious hit — since they would have been four games down and with no hope of winning a tiebreaker.TIP-INSWizards: Washington plays only three games in the next 10 days, and two of those are on a back-to-back. … The Wizards waved the white flag in the third, and both benches were emptied for the fourth. … Washington was bidding for only the fifth winning streak of longer than five games in franchise history. The team mark is eight in a row, set back in 1978.Heat: Richardson now has 890 points this season, which is 10 more than he had in his first two seasons combined. … Miami’s only longer streaks of scoring 100 points were a 14-game run in 1994, and a 12-game streak last season. The Heat also had an 11-game streak in 2016. … The Heat were averaging 100.4 points before Wade returned. In his 12 games back, they’ve averaged 111.5 per game.WINSLOW BOTHEREDADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo hits 100 Champions League wins as Juventus soar into last 16Cristiano Ronaldo hits 100 Champions League wins as Juventus soar into last 16

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “The team is essentially the same as last season. We’ve grown, become faster in playing the ball, but then of course, there is Cristiano Ronaldo.“This team is constantly improving – they’re passing and putting play together more quickly.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRonaldo — who joined Juventus last summer from Real Madrid — is targeting a sixth Champions League title to add to his four with the Spanish team and one with Manchester United.The Italian team are looking for their third European title and first since 1995. ‘Great spirit’Ronaldo came out firing on all cylinders after his controversial red card during his first Champions League game for Juventus in Valencia back in September, which Allegri’s side still won 2-0.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner had two chances within the first three minutes to add to his record tally of 121 Champions League goals.Valencia had their best chance before the break when Mouctar Diakhaby’s header off a corner was punched out with one hand by Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.Just before the hour mark, Ronaldo broke free of Valencia defender Gabriel and with some fancy footwork fired low across the face of the goal leaving Mandzukic to finish off.Valencia thought they had scored the equaliser two minutes later but Diakhaby’s header was ruled to have come off his hand.Valenica goalkeeper Neto kept out a late goal-bound header from Ronaldo, who rose to meet Paulo Dybala’s out-swinging corner.“You can see how united we are including the forwards,” said Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini.“All three of them – Ronaldo, Mandzukic and Dybala, really put themselves about today. If we scrap like that, with the skill we have in the side, it makes everything much easier.“We have to turn the page now – we’ll start thinking about the Champions League again in February. We must focus on Serie A because we have a tough month ahead,” added the defender as the league leaders target an eighth consecutive domestic title. Last season they exited in the quarter-finals to Ronaldo’s Real Madrid.The 33-year-old played a key role against Valencia providing the assist on 59 minutes which Croatian Mario Mandzukic tapped in for his third goal in as many matches.Juventus had needed just a point to ensure qualification.Their win combined with Manchester United’s late 1-0 win over Young Boys at Old Trafford means Valencia crash out of the competition.Allegri’s side will now have to wait to see whether they top Group H when they play their final group game mid-December in Bern against Young Boys.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “The match was decided by great play by Cristiano,” said Valencia coach Marcelino Garcia, “but out team gave everything, showing great spirit against one of the best teams in Europe.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after Mario Mandzukic scored during the Champions League group H soccer match between Juventus and Valencia at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (Andrea Di Marco/ANSA via AP)Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri hailed the impact Cristiano Ronaldo was having on the Italian champions as the Portuguese star became the first player to achieve 100 Champions League wins in Tuesday’s 1-0 success over Valencia that clinched their passage to the knockout rounds.“Ronaldo gives us a sense of security and confidence,” said Allegri of the beaten finalists in two of the last four editions of the elite European competition.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Hawks hold on to extinguish Heat, snap 7-game road slide LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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MOF Enforces Tax CollectionMOF Enforces Tax Collection

first_imgThe Revenue Department of the Ministry of Ministry of Finance, has begun the enforcement of taxes owed by out-standing business entities in Ganta.The Revenue Department is in making sure that other tax payers are in compliance, too.At least a team of enforcers from the Division of Rural Tax under the National Tax Enforcement Initiative 2014, with an inscription, “Operation Up the Number,” visited three counties, including Grand Gedeh, Nimba and Bong enforcing the collection of uncollectable taxes.With an instruction or order, “Revenue Maximization Exercise – Pay Your Taxes Now,” compared several businesses in Ganta to pay their taxes.The officers attempted closing the Sethi Business Center, the Beer Garden Bar and Restaurant as well as other business places in Ganta for delaying to pay their taxes for the past quarter(s).Speaking in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer recently, the Director of Rural Tax, Mr. Albert Brown, said due to the budget shortfall in the national budget, which began July 1 2013, the Ministry of Finance under the leadership of Amara Konneh, under National Enforcement Initiative decided to enforce non – compliance tax collection across Liberia.He said the exercise is targeting the collection of unpaid taxes or taxes that are out-standing.“We are on the field to enforce uncollectable taxes that are out-standing and to make sure that other tax payers are in compliance,” he explained.On 8th February, the exercise was carried on in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, where, according to Director Albert Brown and his Regional Director Daniel Jensen Hages, said everything went on well with collection of huge amount of revenue from those believed to be delinquents.“The exercise covered all categories of businesses, including small businesses, real estate tax and so on but for our threshold we are dealing with small tax payers,” said Regional Director Hages.The both directors disclosed that during the exercise, they discovered that many business people that early registered as petit and now their businesses have grown above the “petit level”, were still paying taxes as petit traders and so they asked them to pay more than what they paid as petit traders.There is a penalty attached, accordingly, but the operation continues up to the last day in this fiscal year which ends June 30th 2014.“Jensen Hages, “Tax is an obligation to all natural and legal persons.”“In real estate, 10 percent of what you pay as rental should be withheld as your real estate tax and we are looking at sale documents to know the turnover and your presumptive payment,” added.“We are also looking at the salary structure of an employer, if the salary of an individual falls below the threshold of L$70, 000 per annual, then no problem but if it goes above then you have to pay the tax,” he maintained.Nimba County had many lucrative business areas including, garages, steel mills (for locally produced liquor known as cane juice), water factories and many, but the revenue officers said the next phase of the exercise will covered sectors of business.Meanwhile, the Director of Rural Tax, Albert Brown is urging all local authorities to encourage their citizens or business communities to their taxes.He, however, praised the local administration of Grand Gedeh including the Supt. Soro, City Mayor for the level cooperation provided them in pursuing  business people to pay their taxes  during the period of the exercise in the Zwedru.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Vreed-en-Hoop man robbed at knifepointVreed-en-Hoop man robbed at knifepoint

first_img…complains of recent spate of robberies in areaA Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara man is now calling on the relevant authorities to set up surveillance in the area after he was recently attacked and robbed at knifepoint by a lone bandit.The victim told Guyana Times that he had just exited a minibus at around 21:00h, and was walking along Kitram Street when he was attacked. The suspect, who was armed with a knife and was riding a bicycle, reportedly confronted the victim from behind with a demand for cash and other valuables. Fearful for his life, the victim handed over his cellphone and a bag containing some $5000 and other articles, and the perpetrator made good his escape. The matter was reported to the Police but no arrest was made.According to the victim, for the past two weeks, several similar robberies have been occurring in the area, specifically at Kitram and Papi streets and the Crane, WBD areas.However, since being robbed, the victim is alleging that ten other persons were robbed in similar fashion, but this time by bandits on a CG motorcycle.Reports are that two men clad in camouflage clothing are the main perpetrators of this spate of crime. The armed men would carry out their attacks between 21:00h and 02:00h on a daily basis.A string of break-and-enter incidents have also been reported in the areas, which is presently a cause for alarm.In light of this recent spate of robberies, the victim is calling for the matters to be properly investigated, as several times when reports are made at the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station, ranks fail to respond, citing unavailability of transportation at the time.last_img read more

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FSJ Good for Small Businesses – ReportFSJ Good for Small Businesses – Report

first_imgFort St. John is ranked fourth, on a new Canadian Federation of Independent Business list of communities in Canada, attractive to small businesses.The report entitled, Communities in Bloom: Canada’s Top Entreprenneurial Cities, is the result of an examination of 12 main factors, including strong economic activity fuelled by the energy industry.In addition to Fort St. John, other cities on the top ten list benefitting from that category were Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray and Lloydminister.The Alberta-Saskatchewan border community topped the list by a fair margin with three other Saskatchewan communities, Saskatoon, Regin and Moose Jaw also in the top ten.In addition to Fort St. John, other BC communities among the top ten were Parksville, which finished second on the list, and Kelowna.Eight of the centres on the top ten list were in western Canada and, the Federation says smaller communities were dominant, because things like tax policies and regulatory hurdles are less evident, in smaller towns and, better position those places for small business growth.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Charter ready to pitch plan for at-risk kidsCharter ready to pitch plan for at-risk kids

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Desert Sands Charter Concept, which runs a charter high school in the Antelope Valley, is going to pitch its alternative educational program Wednesday to the Hart district board. The charter high school could be a prime alternative for students who have dropped out or are at risk of quitting at campuses in the William S. Hart Union High School District in the Santa Clarita Valley, Desert Sands’ chief executive officer Jeff Brown said Wednesday. “More than independent study, our program provides a lot of tutorial services to better deal with the at-risk, or what I like to call the at-need, child,” Brown said about using a state-sanctioned method of teaching that encourages one-on-one instruction and individualized lesson plans. Desert Sands has pitched its “personalized” education concept to the Hart board before, but district officials said Wednesday they have denied previous applications. Mary Gil, principal of Desert Sands High, has been working for the charter school for eight months and said that, after 40 years in education, she is really pleased with accomplishments at the alternative high school. “Just last month we had 80 students participate in graduation,” Gil said. The Antelope Valley campuses, in Palmdale and Lancaster, employ 40 teachers, six tutors, a resource teacher and a principal. Currently the Hart district runs two other charter schools. Seqouia Charter School is directly operated by the school district, Hart spokeswoman Pat Willett said, and deals with special-needs children. Opportunities for Learning is a privately run independent study program. Brown thinks there is more room for options in high schools. “We are not looking for the kids who are attending Hart district schools right now, but those who are close to or have already dropped out of the system.” An office-style facility would hire its own teachers and administrators, he said. The school would enroll students up to age 19 and allow them attend class until they turn 22. connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In 2001 the Antelope Valley Union School District rescinded its charter agreement with Desert Sands High School after audits revealed the campus there wasn’t complying with state standards. But a year later changes were made, and the district signed a five-year contract with the company. Brown, a resident of Santa Clarita for 40 years, said since then the company has reorganized and implemented programs including an internal auditing system that checks state standards compliance on a weekly, monthly and annual basis. “We weren’t meeting some state regulations, but for the last five years we have been problem-free,” Brown said. Brown added that, unlike some charter schools, Desert Sands receives 100 percent funding from the state. The proposed Santa Clarita campus, Mission View Charter High, would be Desert Sands’ 13th charter school in California. last_img read more

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Ohio State edges WisconsinOhio State edges Wisconsin

first_imgAt No. 17 Vanderbilt 67, Kentucky 65: Derrick Byars grabbed a rebound off his own missed foul shot and scored to give the Commodores their first lead with 25.5 seconds left, and Vanderbilt held on for the win. Byars finished with 26 points, and Shan Foster added 21 for the Commodores (19-9, 9-5 Southeastern Conference), who erased a 10-point second-half deficit. No. 18 Duke 67, at St. John’s 50: Greg Paulus scored 19 points, DeMarcus Nelson added 14 points and seven rebounds and the Blue Devils won their fourth straight. Jon Scheyer had 11 points and David McClure grabbed seven rebounds and Duke (22-7, 8-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) continued to rebound from a four-game losing streak that knocked them out of the Top 25 for a time. No. 20 Louisville 76, at Connecticut 69: Terrence Williams scored 17 points, reserve freshman Derrick Caracter scored 16 and the Cardinals won their fifth straight game. The Cardinals (21-8, 11-4) looked to be in trouble early when David Padgett, who had 19 points in Louisville’s 68-54 win over Connecticut on Jan. 22, picked up two fouls in the first 4:23. But Caracter replaced him and the 6-9 freshman scored all 16 of his points before intermission, outmuscling the Huskies underneath. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mike Conley Jr. drove the lane and made a runner with 4 seconds left to give No. 2 Ohio State a 49-48 victory over top-ranked Wisconsin in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday, clinching the Buckeyes’ second consecutive Big Ten title. With the victory, the Buckeyes (26-3, 14-1) are likely to climb to the top spot in The Associated Press rankings for the first time since Jerry Lucas, John Havlicek and a sub named Bob Knight were ranked No. 1 throughout the 1962 season. The Badgers lost both games this week after becoming No. 1 for the first time ever. At Maryland 89, No. 5 North Carolina 87: D.J. Strawberry scored a career-high 27 points, and Maryland rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half to beat North Carolina and extend its winning streak to five games. North Carolina (24-5, 10-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) had a chance to force overtime with 3.5 seconds left, but Brandan Wright missed the first of two free throws and the Tar Heels failed to control the rebound of his second misfire. At No. 7 Memphis 77, Houston 64: Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 19 points, and the Tigers extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 17. Joey Dorsey added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (25-3, 14-0 Conference USA), who also won their 29th consecutive home game. center_img Ivan Harris led the Buckeyes with 13 points, with Oden and Conley each scoring 11. Alando Tucker, Wisconsin’s candidate for conference player of the year, gave the Badgers (26-3, 14-1) the lead with just under a minute left when he scored inside off Jason Chappell’s dump pass. Tucker had 12 points for Wisconsin. last_img read more

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Congress, Bush at war nitty-grittyCongress, Bush at war nitty-gritty

first_imgWASHINGTON – Congressional leaders and the White House began what they said they hoped were the final talks on an Iraq war spending bill on Thursday as Democrats braced for potential defections by lawmakers leery of any compromise with President George W. Bush. The likelihood that any final agreement will specify no withdrawal date for American troops from Iraq raised the possibility that anti-war Democrats will not support it, particularly in the House, and that the measure will need substantial Republican support to pass. Bush, appearing at the White House with Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain, predicted that after more than three months of stalemate, a deal was within reach to pay for the war through Sept. 30. Any final agreement is expected to impose benchmarks on the Iraqi government, something the White House previously resisted. “We will work through something we can all live with and enable us to get the job done,” Bush said. Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts said he and other liberal Democrats would find it difficult to vote for a watered-down measure that did not set a specific date for troop withdrawals. McGovern was the author of a proposal calling for most American troops to be pulled out of Iraq within nine months, which received more than 170 votes in the House last week but was defeated. “It is going to be tough,” McGovern said flatly.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Clearing the way for the negotiations, the Senate on Thursday approved a resolution declaring that “when the armed forces are deployed in harm’s way, the president, Congress and the nation should give them all the support they need.” That bare-bones measure will constitute the Senate position in negotiations with the House, which last week passed a bill that would finance the war only through mid-July. Bush has threatened to veto that measure. Joshua B. Bolten, White House chief of staff, met with Senate leaders in advance of a crucial meeting today with House and Senate leaders of both parties in an effort to reach an agreement as early as Monday night. Lawmakers said the White House and congressional Democrats would have to recede from their earlier positions to strike an accommodation that would send Bush about $95 billion for the Pentagon before leaving for a Memorial Day break. “He has been clear: no timelines,” Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said of Bush. “We have been clear: no blank checks. That’s where we are.” last_img read more

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Skills for Life Summit connects local students with B.C. LionsSkills for Life Summit connects local students with B.C. Lions

first_imgTate, grade 8, is being joined by one other student of the same grade, Brandyn.Tate says he’s “pretty excited” and looks forward to learning about “all the jobs that we can be doing when we grow up, and tell everybody about ‘Erase Bullying’.”The 2014 B.C. Lion’s Skills for Life Summit is a joint effort between the Ministry of Education, the B.C. Lions, and Pacific NorthWest LNG.A total of 122 students from across the province have chosen for the trip to Richmond.Advertisement Enter the 2014 B.C. Lion’s Skills for Life Summit.“Tate will be flying down Saturday evening, and Sunday of course, he will be one of the spectators at the CFL Grey Cup game,” Principal of Bert Bowes Middle School, Wade Hart explained. “Then on Monday is when the actual summit with the B.C. Lions takes place.”Half of the summit is focused on Find Your Fit, a province-wide educational program aimed at students from grade 6 – 10 in an effort to teach them about trades and offer a head start for some hands-on learning, as well as potential dual credits and apprenticeships.- Advertisement -“There’s just been a real focus here lately, certainly within the school system, around the Find Your Fit program specifically, and exposing students more to what kind of job opportunities are out there, or are predicted to be out there,” Hart says of the unusual partnership between the Lions and the province’s trades industry.Although the other half of the summit is more to the style of the CFL’s community engagement.“The B.C. Lions have a couple of programs they’ll be offering on Monday around ‘Erase Bullying’ and ‘Be More Than a Bystander’, so that certainly addresses bullying issues in schools – around the community – as well they shine a light on the issues around violence towards females.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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