Join us to get in-game insights and analysis Saturday when the 49ers and Cowboys begin their preseason schedule at Levi’s Stadium starting at 6 p.m.With Jimmy Garoppolo (rest), top pick Nick Bosa (high ankle sprain) and high-priced edge rusher Dee Ford (knee) among those who won’t play for the 49ers, the focus turns to the backup quarterback battle between Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard, both of whom will see the bulk of the work Saturday.While Bosa won’t play, the 49ers will unveil …
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Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Miocic sets UFC heavyweight record, beats Ngannou to retain title LATEST STORIES Romanban and Monica Sevilla had eight points apiece to lead the Lady Pirates (1-4). John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ “I told them that if they can finish the game quickly while not acting too rash then do it, if they can build a lead and run away with it then do it,” said Javier in Filipino. “Our best set was the third because they did what I told them to do.”Arellano was well ahead late in the third set, 19-7, before the Lady Pirates scored on a couple of lucky breaks that cut the lead to 19-9.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lady Chiefs then, scored five straight points before substitute Glydel Liu, who only played in the third set, finished the match with a well-placed kill.Arellano had four players in double-digit scoring with Necole Ebuen putting up 11 points while Mary Esguerra, Andrea Marzan, and Regine Arocha each having 10 points. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Read Next FILE – Arellano University Lady Chiefs celebrate a point against the JRU Lady Bombers in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano University stayed perfect in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament after a masterful win over Lyceum, 25-16, 25-17, 25-11, Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Chiefs improved to a league-leading record of 5-0, with second seed San Beda at 4-0, and head coach Obet Javier was very much pleased with how his team followed the game plan.ADVERTISEMENT
Mapua takes a 12-day breather before facing JRU on August 22. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games LATEST STORIES View comments Andoy Estrella. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAs if Mapua’s roster couldn’t get any more depleted, coach Atoy Co had to face another wave of bad news as top guys Andoy Estrella and Leo Gabo fell to injuries prior to the Cardinals’ game against San Beda on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Ebondo, Scorpions move on from tough semis Game 1 loss Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “Unfortunately, they got injured in our practice. Wala na nga akong players, nai-injure pa (I no longer have any players, and even the ones I have still get injured),” the PBA legend rued as his rotation dwindled down to just eight men.Estrella has been the Cardinals’ leading scorer, averaging 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.5 assists, while Gabo, who was still able to play minimal minutes in the game, has been netting 10.8 markers, 3.2 boards, and 3.4 dimes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsStill in disbelief with the turn of events, Co shared that it was disastrous practice session on Thursday for his Mapua squad.“Gabo got (his ankle) sprained when he landed in our scrimmage. Andoy inadvertently pushed one of his teammates and (Almel) Orquina landed on his knee. He didn’t hear any pop, but after that, he had a hard time walking,” he said. MOST READ NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Co suspected that Estrella suffered an MCL injury, as he kept his team’s leading scorer off of Mapua’s game on Friday. Gabo, meanwhile, fought through the pain but could only muster two points in the four minutes he played in the game.Their absence were truly felt in the Cardinals’ 66-55 loss to the Red Lions, which sent them to their fifth straight defeat and further down the cellar at 1-6.Though Co got a huge boost in the emergence of Christian Bunag, who racked an eye-popping 20 points and 18 rebounds, the mentor knows that won’t be enough as he hopes to get more surprises from his line-up.“From the start of the season, all I wanted is to have a good showing, not necessarily winning. Winning is a bonus. But I always tell them that we will play good basketball,” he said.“We have to play good basketball, disciplined basketball, take the open shot and not the hurried shot. There are losses that are still good shows. It’s basketball, there will be winners and there will be losers. It’s just that we lack the manpower.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
APTN National NewsLoretta Saunders was killed in February 2014.She was a 26-year-old Inuk woman from Labrador who was living in Halifax while she went to university.Her family travelled from Labrador to the trial of her two killers last week. The trial was cut short after the pair pleaded guilty to first and second degree murder.On Wednesday, her parents, Miriam and Clayton Saunders, will read victim impact statements in court.But what the Saunders family really want is to remember Loretta.They shared some of their memories with APTN’s Trina Roache.
Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid. Photo: Prothom AloThe teachers and employees of schools not enlisted under the MPO have decided to continue their fast until death as they were not convinced with the proposal of education minister Nurul Islam Nahid.Nahid on Tuesday went to speak to the agitating teachers and employees, who had been observing the hunger strike in front of the National Press Club since Sunday. The education minister had held a dialogue with finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith to this end on Monday night, said an official at the education ministry.The Federation of Teachers and Employees of Non-MPO Educational Institutions, the platform under which the teachers and employees are demonstrating, rejected the proposal put forward by the education minister saying that it lacked any specific time-frame. On Monday, the second day of the fast, 13 teachers and employees fell sick while six among them had to be taken to the hospital.The demonstrators said they would not return till the demands are met.The educational institutions enlisted under the MPO avail a monthly government allocation for teachers and employees while non-MPOs do not get this.There are 5,242 approved non-MPO institutions with around 80,000 employees.
Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesDemocratic candidate Jon Ossoff visits a campaign office in Chamblee, Ga., to thank volunteers and supporters as he runs for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District on MondayIt was supposed to be an easy win for Republicans.But the more than four month-long bitter special election fight in Georgia’s 6th congressional district has been anything but simple. Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are locked in a razor-tight contest that’s obliterated spending records, with tens of millions pouring into the critical contest in the northern Atlanta suburbs that’s taken on major national implications.Democrats in Georgia and around the country are hoping a victory on Tuesday by Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former congressional aide, would send a message to President Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress.“It’s bigger than the 6th,” said Holly Simmel, a volunteer for the Ossoff campaign, who admitted neglecting her job to spend more time canvassing.Trump and Republicans in Congress need to take notice, Simmel said, hoping that an upset by Ossoff would portend a coming Democratic wave in the 2018 midterm elections.“They need to get used to the idea of no safe seats, because people are fed up, people are fed up everywhere,” she argued.GOP races to fend off an upsetRepublicans know the stakes are high are calling the race a “must win.”“I do feel that it’s a referendum on Trump. … I think it’s that pivotal,” GOP voter Val Douis said outside a recent rally for Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state who’s run unsuccessful recent statewide campaigns for both governor and Senate.Handel and Ossoff are vying to succeed former Rep. Tom Price, who Trump picked as his secretary of Health and Human Services. Before he changed jobs, Price won reelection in 2016 by about 24 percentage points.Trump just barely won the district last November, and the rapidly changing and diversifying Atlanta suburbs are like many other districts in the country where Democrats hope that frustration with the president can lead to wins in 2018 that could possibly flip the House.The Georgia contest has been a key trial balloon of that theory. But as Democrats have come close to victories in other special elections, the outsized attention and money the race has drawn has made the race a near must-win for Democrats, too, in order to keep their base motivated and show they can put points on the board amid the uncertainty of the Trump administration.There’s another special election happening Tuesday in South Carolina’s 5th District to replace Trump’s Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, but GOP nominee Ralph Norman expected to easily best Democratic nominee Archie Parnell in an area where support for the president remains overall strong.But in Georgia’s 6th District, even Trump’s allies have acknowledged he’s not exactly a boon in the district. And while Handel hasn’t entirely distanced herself from Trump, she certainly hasn’t fully embraced him, either.“Some Republicans may even be turned off by our president,” Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, a former Georgia governor, said at a rally with Handel and Price over the weekend.“There are really two groups of people out there today, politically, there’s the ‘turned off’ and the ‘turned on,’ ” said Perdue, encouraging the crowd of mostly GOP elected officials and party activists to tell their neighbors, friends and family to vote.The never-ending, expensive electionThe race officially began in February with 18 candidates, including 11 Republicans.Ossoff got 48 percent of the vote in an April, all-party “jungle” primary. The GOP vote was divided, but Handel drew 20 percent of it, sending her and Ossoff into a runoff.Overall, over $50 million has poured into the race, from the candidates and well-heeled outside groups, nearly double the previous record for spending in a House contest.While the bank accounts of local TV stations filled up, many voters said they were tired of flyers filling up their mailboxes, and repeated phone calls and visits from volunteers.“The earlier you vote, the sooner they stop coming to your house, hopefully stop calling your house,” said an exasperated Bridgett Fields, outside a polling place.More than 140,000 people voted early ahead of the deadline last Friday, and overall turnout is expected to surpass the 2014 midterms.In an attempt to appeal to the district’s moderate voters, both candidates have often sounded bland at times, as they try to avoid stepping into the political fights embroiling Washington.But the race has not been immune from national news, taking on a dark tenor in the final stretch after last week’s shooting in Alexandria, Va., during a congressional GOP baseball practice that injured five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who remains in the hospital in serious condition. An ad by a little-known superPAC sought to tie Ossoff to the alleged gunman, who appeared to be motivated by anger at the GOP and Trump.“When will it stop?” a narrator asks in the ad. “It won’t if Jon Ossoff wins on Tuesday, because the same unhinged leftists cheering last week’s shooting are all backing Jon Ossoff. And if he wins, they win.”Both Ossoff and Handel have condemned the ad. But there have been security concerns among both candidates after the shooting. Handel and her neighbors recently received letters with a white powder but it was later determined not to be hazardous. OSsoff said his campaign has received threats and he hired a security detail.But at least one local Republican official told the Washington Post that last week’s tragedy could end up boosting their base turnout.“I’ll tell you what: I think the shooting is going to win this election for us,” Brad Carver, the GOP chairman of the neighboring 11th congressional district, said. “Because moderates and independents in this district are tired of left-wing extremism. I get that there’s extremists on both sides, but we are not seeing them. We’re seeing absolute resistance to everything this president does. Moderates and independents out there want to give him a chance. Democrats have never given this president a chance.”In an effort to save the seat, several top Republican politicians have made stops in the district. Trump held a fundraiser for Handel in April. More recently Vice President Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan joined her on the campaign trail.“Georgians are going to help determine the direction of this country. You know what we’re going to do this summer, we’ve got to repeal and replace Obamacare,” Ryan said when he visited the district last month. “We need [Handel]. We need her help.”Ossoff and Handel are clearly divided in their positions on health care, and that issue alone could be a deciding factor for many voters. Handel has cheered Republicans in the House for passing the controversial Affordable Health Care Act, while Ossoff said he would have voted against it. A poll last week by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which gave Ossoff a slight lead, found that 62 percent of voters in the district had an unfavorable opinion of the AHCA, and 81 percent called health care a very important issue in deciding who to vote for.Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesRepublican candidate Karen Handel greets people during a campaign stop in her bid for Georgia’s 6th District on Monday in AlpharettaAbortion has also been a central issue in the race. In 2012, Handel was vice president of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a breast cancer nonprofit. She pushed for the group to stop funding Planned Parenthood, and Handel resigned after the move ignited backlash.Democrats and Ossoff, who is backed by Planned Parenthood, has made that a key issue in the contest, and he’s banking on heavy turnout by women voters to help him win.Ossoff’s national support bolsters his campaign Despite the national attention the race has received, big-name Democrats haven’t shown up in the Atlanta suburbs to support Ossoff. While some of his early ads touted how he would stand up to Trump, the first-time candidate has tried to cut a centrist profile, calling for “cuts to wasteful spending” and high-tech job creation in his TV ads that often don’t say he’s a Democrat.On the campaign trail, Handel has repeatedly painted Ossoff as an outsider and a carpetbagger, tying him to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and GOP attack ads have echoed that message that Republicans believe is an effective one.Although he grew up in the 6th District, Ossoff won’t be able to vote for himself because he currently lives just south of the district with his fiancée while she attends medical school.Much of Ossoff’s record $23 million fundraising haul came from liberal states like New York and California, bolstering the Republican attacks. One superPAC ad featured actors in San Francisco sarcastically thanking Ossoff, “their congressman.”Ossoff’s campaign has been boosted by an army of volunteers from inside and outside the state, many who were never involved in politics before, or were looking to be more involved after the election.The news around that time was making Laura Phipps’ stomach turn, so signed up to ride on an Ossoff campaign bus from North Carolina with her son to volunteer in Georgia.“It’s much less frustrating when you’re working, when you’re doing something,” Phipps said.Whoever wins the 6th District race will only have a few months before the 2018 election campaign begins, and he or she will be the most junior member of Congress. But clearly the election is about much more than that.“This is a harbinger of national politics,” Perdue said on Saturday. “And the world is looking, the nation is looking.”NPR’s Jessica Taylor contributed.Copyright 2017 WABE 90.1. To see more, visit WABE 90.1. Share
The popularity of Khadi products is growing and latest addition is Air India, who has decided to use natural and eco-friendly Khadi products for its International flights and has placed an order worth Rs 1.21 crores to Khadi & Village Industries Commission(KVIC) for the supply of 25,000 units of amenity kits. The products will be supplied by Khadi Gramodyog Bhawan, a flagship showroom of KVIC. The amenity kits are given by Air India to its First class and Business class International passengers. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The kits includes Khadi hand sanitizer, Khadi moisturizer lotion, Khadi lemongrass, Khadi handmade soap, Khadi lip balm, Khadi rose face wash, essential oils etc. KVIC will supply 25,000 kits by 31.01.2016 to Air India in which 5000 kits are for First Class passengers and 20,000 kits for Business Class. This order will generate more than 60,000 man hours which will be a boost to the workers. VK Saxena, Chairman, KVIC, informed that the following appeal made by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, through ‘Man Ki Baat’ for purchasing at least one product of Khadi and support the rural artisans, there have been tremendous encouraging response in sale of Khadi and more and more people are purchasing Khadi especially the youths and teenagers. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixShri Saxena also informed that Airport Authority of India has conveyed its consent for allotting space in the important airports of the Country to develop modern Khadi outlets.Recently KVIC has also taken up its marketing efforts with Government Departments like Defence, Paramilitary Forces, Railways and Delhi Police etc for procurement of bulk orders to support the Khadi & Village Industries. Director General of Home Guards, Maharashtra has already expressed interest in purchasing Khadi for uniforms and shoes for their forces. CBI also placed an order of 400 Silk ties and scarves for its International Conference held last month. Focused efforts are being made by KVIC to boost Government supply as well as exports for Khadi & Village Industry products. He further informed that in the recent IITF exhibition, KVIC pavilion attracted large number of visitors and the preference for Khadi was revealed by the record sale of Rs 5.51 crores and a footfall of more than one lakh people in the pavilion. He added that the Khadi wave has come to stay. In the recent days, KVIC has also taken many marketing initiatives including organising Khadi Utsav in colleges and Universities bringing out fashion wear, designer wear, Khadi products like Khadi denim, jeans, jackets, t-shirts, skirts etc.