Sloppy Aces pay price with loss to Elite

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ “We’re the worst in the league right now, turning the ball over,” said Compton. “A lot of them are just being careless with it, a lot of us are trying to make plays through triple, quadruple teams.”“If you don’t respect the game, it’s gonna disrespect you right back. And I told the guys after the game ‘you know how many bad players there are in the PBA? Zero.’”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt wasn’t the best of Sundays for Alaska head coach Alex Compton. He walked in the hallway of Smart Araneta Coliseum with his lovely wife and two young boys, but there was no cause for celebration after another sorry loss.ADVERTISEMENT Hot start pushes Star past TNT Alaska blew a chance, and it proved costly.The Aces were on the verge of another improbable comeback against a young Blackwater team, but their rally came up short as they succumbed to a 103-100 loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Aces are currently at 4-4 and a win could’ve sent them into second, but Compton knows the only way to recover from a loss is to move forward.“I can’t go back in time, I wish I could go back three hours ago,” said Compton. “With three games left in the conference and everyone jockeying for position and San Miguel’s clearly on top, this thing could play out, we’re not going to make the playoffs.” LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ The Aces managed an 11-0 run in the fourth quarter to cut the Elite’s 92-78 lead to three, 92-89, but nothing prepared them for Roi Sumang who had 10 of his 19 points in the final period.Compton knew Sumang would be key in the final moments of the game, but his words are wind now and all he could do is look back in the mistakes they did and learn from them.“Roi Sumang was a superstar in college, the kid’s a talented basketball player,” said Compton. “He played great.”And it wasn’t just Sumang who repelled Alaska’s comeback attempt. The Aces also shot themselves in the foot with their sloppy play.Alaska turned the ball over 26 times, and none more damaging than the miscue between Calvin Abueva and Kevin Racal with 20 seconds left and the Aces trailing by just two points, 100-98.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Doherty slams ‘unacceptable’ eviction tactics in Roscommon

first_imgDonegal TD Pearse Doherty has said the tactics used by KBC bank in enforcing repossession in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon were “unacceptable and intolerable”.Two brothers and a sister were evicted from their home outside Strokestown last Tuesday.The eviction came under the spotlight after a violent raid on Sunday morning, when eight security guards were attacked while occupying the repossessed home. A gang of more than 20 people wearing balaclavas and wielding baseball bats carried out a pre-dawn raid on the house on Sunday. Three members of the security team guarding the home were hospitalised and a dog was fatally injured.Gardaí are investigating the criminal damage and assault.Donegal Deputy and Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson said the issue highlighted the unregulated nature of receivers and people employed to enforce evictions.He said: “I was shocked at the video footage from Roscommon showing the aggression and violence perpetrated in enforcing an eviction order. KBC Bank is responsible for this eviction and must be held to account. I have written to the Oireachtas Finance Committee calling for KBC and their agents involved in this eviction to appear before the Committee.” Deputy Doherty has called on the government to speed up planned reform measures:He said: “For years now, I have been seeking the regulation of receivers and their employees – something that is completely lacking.  Almost three years ago, in January 2016 then Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald told me that the working group on company law reform would consider this issue. In October, officials informed me that it still hasn’t even looked at the issue. This regulation must be put in place as per the recommendation of my colleague Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD.”“Public anger is rising at the constant Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil enabling of banks, these modern day bailiffs, and the vulture funds to act as they like.”Deputy Doherty added that he believes there are many other alternative solutions, other than evictions.“The immediate issue lies with banks employing security firms with no accountability to evict working families. Those banks should cease these operations and resolve their cases through the many, many other avenues open to them,” Doherty concluded. Doherty slams ‘unacceptable’ eviction tactics in Roscommon was last modified: December 17th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

Magnificent tailcam view of a sunrise landing at LAX

first_imgThis is a video of a magnificent tailcam view of a sunrise landing at LAX in a Qantas A380.Last week Qantas boss Alan Joyce told Editor Stve Creedy that he wants to get another 10 years out of the airline’s refurbished Airbus A380s and said the move to bring the superjumbo’s product into line other aircraft in the fleet will help him do it.READ: Analyst tips Boeing will launch the 797.Despite moves by some airlines to retire 380s, the Qantas experts have done their sums and Joyce argues a new configuration with a 27 percent increase in premium seating will help keep them in the air.last_img

#Nextchat: SHRM Live 2018 — Leveraging Untapped Talent Pools to Help Your Business Thrive

first_imgThe “War for Talent.” It’s natural to assume that winning the war means beating out your competition for top talent. But what if we redefined what winning looks like? If winning ultimately means setting up your employees—and, in turn, your organization—for long-term success, we as HR professionals need to recognize there’s more than one way to make that happen. Let’s rethink how we’ve traditionally sourced the “ideal” candidate. Let’s consider alternative, creative ways to find talent.How can you bring a fresh perspective to your acquisition strategy by leveraging untapped talent pools and recruiting and retaining from groups such as veterans, older workers and people with criminal histories?Please join @shrmnextchat at 3 p.m. ET on January 23 for a special edition of #Nextchat: SHRM Live 2018 where we’ll carry the SHRM LIVE 18 virtual event conversation to Twitter to hear from HR and recruiting professionals from around the world about how they’re leveraging untapped talent pools in their talent acquisition strategies.  Special guests from the SHRM Live 18 event:Justin Constantine (Vets Panel) @Constantine_JusGloria Sinclair Miller (Vets Panel) @GjmsinclairHeather Tinsley-Fix (Older Workers Panel) @htinsleyfixArte Nathan (Employing Persons with Criminal Histories) @arte88Q1. What is your #1 greatest challenge when it comes to talent acquisition today, and how are you using untapped talent pools such as veterans, older workers and candidates with criminal histories to overcome it?Q2. Much has been said about employers’ difficulty with translating military skills for use in the civilian workplace. How should organizations address this concern?Q3. What advice do you have for organizations seeking to develop a veteran hiring program in their workplace?Q4. What advice can you share with other HR professionals who are looking to set up a program to hire candidates with criminal histories and for when they begin hiring people with criminal histories? Q5. After hiring a candidate with a criminal history, what’s next? What challenges should HR be prepared for?Q6. When recruiting, how should an organization make sure that it identifies great talent regardless of age?Q7. What’s the best way for a company to proactively brand itself as an employer that recognizes the value of older job candidates?Q8.  How has your organization modified its talent acquisition strategy to identify new profiles for “ideal” candidates and the ways in which you source them?    What’s a Twitter Chat? Three Tools for Twitter Chatslast_img read more

NBA: New York Knicks ace Porzingis eases injury fears

first_imgPorzingis, who left Thursday’s win over the Nets in the third quarter, is listed as questionable to face the Thunder on Saturday.Porzingis told reporters on Thursday he had left the game after his knee began to feel unstable.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I felt my knee buckle a little bit, and I felt a little pain there, so it’s more about being cautious,” Porzingis said.“I had a little shock pain there, and that’s it.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay New York Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis, center, celebrates with team mates during the first half of a NBA basketball game against Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden in New York. APNEW YORK — New York Knicks ace Kristaps Porzingis escaped a serious knee injury when he limped off against the Brooklyn Nets but remains doubtful for this weekend’s clash against Oklahoma City, the team said Friday.An MRI scan revealed no structural damage, with the towering forward diagnosed with a twisted left knee.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 View commentscenter_img Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Malditas save PH from shutout Porzingis has averaged 25.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocked shots this season.Michael Beasley is expected to start if the 7ft 4in (2.23m) Latvian is ruled out.Porzingis meanwhile said he believes fans will give former Knicks star Carmelo Anthony a generous reception when he returns to Madison Square Garden with the Thunder on Saturday for the first time since leaving earlier this year.“I think he was as professional as he can be in his time here in New York, so I don’t see why they would not receive him with love,” Porzingis said.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Petron, F2 duel one last time After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breadslast_img read more

IPL Spot Fixing: BCCI suspends Mumbai Ranji player Hiken Shah who approached Pravin Tambe

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to act against players who created a flutter before the Indian Premier League (IPL) championship began this year with a Rajasthan Royals player accusing Mumbai Ranji player Hiken Shah of approaching him to fix games.On the basis of the complaint by Rajasthan Royals player Pravin Tambe, the BCCI has suspended the Mumbai Ranji player Hiken Shah.Media Alert: Mumbai cricketer Hiken Shah suspended. BCCI’s statement: BCCI (@BCCI) July 13, 2015 “BCCI has zero tolerance for corruption in the game of cricket. We have and we will take swift action against such incidents to set a precedent and control the menace of corruption in the game,” BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya was quoted as saying in a BCCI press release. “While placing the player under suspension, I have referred the matter to the disciplinary committee of the BCCI to take further action against the player involved.The revealing of the names has come a day before the Justice Lodha Committee probing the IPL scam is set to table its report.Honorary Secretary of BCCI Anurag Thakur said the incident demonstrated that BCCI’s education policy against corruption was showing results. He added that BCCI was committed to keep cricket corruption-free.Pravin Tambe had earlier reported that that he was approached by his Ranji teammate. Tambe said he had declined the offer and had reported the incident to BCCI anti-corruption unit before this year’s tournament. The board had been investigating the offer.advertisementHiken Shah has been a consistent performer for Mumbai and last played against Uttar Pradesh at Kanpur in December 2014.last_img read more