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On the picket line

first_imgHistoric strike victory by Kentucky tobacco workersWhen seven tobacco workers, who came from Mexico to work in Kentucky on H-2A visas, channeled their anger about wage theft into a historic strike, they won. Under federal law, these workers were supposed to be making $10.92 an hour in Garrard County, Ky. However, their boss, Wayne Day’s farm, which sells tobacco to Universal Leaf, stole thousands of dollars from their wages over a three-year period. Workers made only $7 an hour in 2015 and $8 an hour in 2016 and 2017. Occasionally, the workers were paid only a piece rate, earning as little as $3 an hour.After reaching out to the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, the Latinx farm workers on Oct. 11 wielded the greatest weapon they had: withholding their labor. Three weeks later, on Nov. 2, they won a settlement totaling $20,000 in back pay as well as lawyers’ fees — about half of what they were owed. (Payday Report, Nov. 10)Striking worker Christian, quoted in Payday Report, recounts why the strike was historic: “We didn’t know we were launching the first tobacco strike in recent Kentucky history, but we got the grower’s attention by doing so, and we are glad that with the help of FLOC, he was pressured to pay us much of the wages we lost.” A strike and strong allies add up to workers’ payback!News Guild workers battle Washington PostReporters, multimedia specialists and other workers at the Washington Post are ramping up their fight for a fair contract against their Goliath boss, Jeff Bezos. The Post owner and Amazon mogul is worth more than $80 billion; he’s one of the world’s richest people and got that way by playing dirty with workers. He brings a legacy from Amazon of tax dodging, ruthless competition and anti-worker practices. One Amazon worker noted Bezos would rather “put ambulances outside its distribution centers … than install adequate air conditioning.” (Huffington Post, Sept. 1)Since he bought the newspaper in 2013, Bezos has slashed retirement benefits, frozen a healthy pension plan and more. (Washington City Paper, Oct. 31) Bezos’ latest offer is a scant $600 signing bonus in the first year, followed by a $10-per-week raise in the second year. The profitable paper also wants to cut severance pay by 80 percent and take away workers’ right to sue should they win pay discrimination cases before the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.With red balloons aloft and bolstered by a noisy rag-tag band, nearly 100 workers, represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild (Communication Workers Local 32035), and community members demanded a decent contract on Nov 14. Workers’ signs read “Hands off my severance” and “Equal Pay for Equal Work.” The latter sign reflects a Guild study showing that white men earn more than other workers at WaPo. (dclabor.org, Nov. 18)Strike alert: UPS aircraft mechanics warn customersAs the holiday shipping season takes off, so does the struggle of 1,300 United Parcel Service aircraft mechanics and related workers who maintain UPS’ massive cargo fleet at 90 airports around the country. UPS is trying to drastically cut workers’ health benefits, forcing them to pay dearly for health care, and refuses to increase its contribution to pensions. Meanwhile, third-quarter earnings of UPS, which currently delivers over 15 million packages per day in 220 countries worldwide, exceeded projections by billions. However, every penny in UPS coffers derives in part from the back-breaking, round-the-clock work of aircraft mechanics amidst toxic chemicals and exhaust from jet engines and equipment. Access to affordable health care is essential when doing such dangerous jobs.Teamsters Local 2727, headquartered in Louisville, Ky., began its campaign for fair contract terms with a strong letter to CEO David Abney on May 1, International Workers’ Day, signed by more than 900 union members. They protested UPS’ plan to strip them of health benefits and declared their willingness to fight for a fair contract. They have since voted to strike.Local 2727’s latest fightback initiative is an advertising campaign, launched Nov. 21 and continuing through the holidays, warning customers there may be delivery delays if the workers are forced to strike. The ads run in editions of USA Today and the Seattle Times; in seven of UPS’ largest markets from New York to Los Angeles; and on Facebook and Instagram nationwide. (Teamsters Local 2727 press statement, Nov. 21)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Attention turning to what new Cockhill Bridge should be called

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleDonegal to receive 10% of new Rural Social Scheme placesNext articleDerry’s Hale Brothers on the mark for Republic U21’s News Highland Pinterest Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – March 23, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Attention turning to what new Cockhill Bridge should be called WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th There are calls for a public consultation on what the new bridge at Cockhill in Buncrana should be called.The bridge opened to two way traffic last evening, with work also underway on surrounding roads to bring the project to completion.Attention is now turning to what the new bridge should be called.Cllr Jack Murray is Cathaoirleach of the Inishowen Municipal District. He says a comprehensive community consultation is required:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/jackcgghgfbridge.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Lessons from France on the Myths of Same-Sex Marriage

first_imgPublic Discourse 4 June 2013If the recent French mobilizations against same-sex marriage have taught us anything, it’s this: The LGBT lobby has misrepresented its cause’s relationship to time and history. Illinois Democrat Greg Harris stated in a National Public Radio piece what the lobby has been claiming for years:Folks know this will be a vote that history will remember . . . And I think a lot of folks are deciding they’re going to want to be remembered on the right side of history.The proponents of same-sex marriage like polls. A Gallup poll published in mid-May showed public support for their cause rising from 27 percent in 1996 to 53 percent this year. Pew’s survey data reflect a more modest rise, from 35 percent in 2001 to 49 percent in 2013, but the upward march is still clear. In April 2013, the Williams Institute published a state-by-state analysis that reflected a steady growth in the number of states, such as New York, in which more than 50 percent of respondents supported same-sex marriage.Less often mentioned are certain caveats in all these polls. For instance, in Gallup’s poll respondents were asked to choose between supporting or opposing same-sex marriage, without being offered a third option such as civil unions. The data from the Williams Institute show that liberal California is still only at 50 percent for same-sex marriage, perhaps because the state has domestic partnerships already. Minnesota residents only supported same-sex marriage by 43 percent, despite their popular vote to reject a constitutional ban in 2012 and despite the legislature’s hurried process of legalizing it in the state.Nevertheless, two assumptions have determined the way pundits have interpreted these data.One assumption is that the increase in support will be consistent over time rather than fickle. We can name this the Inevitability Assumption, a quasi-Marxian or at least Hegelian view that History is beckoning in one direction and there will be no turning back.The second assumption is that more people accept same-sex marriage because they have more reliable information about what it entails. This is the Enlightenment Assumption, the notion that there is a transcendental benevolence in same-sex marriage, which can rely on the good and the true, if not the beautiful, to be vindicated by the diffusion of knowledge.These assumptions are in fact fallacies. More than any other populace, the French have laid them bare with their four massive “manifs” or mobilizations (November 17, January 13, March 24, and May 26).These four mobilizations are credited as the largest mass uprising in France since the famous revolts of May 1968. As many as 60 percent of French respondents supported same-sex marriage in the fall of 2012, but the level of support now hovers around only 39 percent, with 54 percent supporting “civil unions” only. It is no wonder that the French government has had to shield itself and its LGBT benefactors from outrage with an increasingly totalitarian modus operandi encompassing tear gas and other familiar police-state tactics.The French resistance to same-sex marriage has demonstrated that an ostensibly progressive nation that had little issue with homosexuality as a moral question can change its mind, not based on ignorance of reality, but based on knowing more about what same-sex marriage really means. Sorry, LGBT lobby, the French are sending your soufflé back to the kitchen.Fallacy #1: The Inevitability AssumptionFrance proves that no opinion trend on any graph can be taken for granted as perpetual. In the United States we knew this already; we simply weren’t aware that we knew it. We know from the abortion debate that what seems like a steady march of acceptance can actually grind to a halt or reverse.The Gallup polls on abortion show how unpredictable the trends in opinion can be, for the number of “pro-choice” Americans peaked in 1996 at 56 percent, then declined to 45 percent today, while pro-life opinion gained significant ground, albeit in fits and starts (only 33 percent of Americans were pro-life in 1996, compared to 48 percent today).If we take a step back and examine how the international LGBT lobby has fought for same-sex marriage, we see that the lobby’s leaders must be equally aware that nothing is inevitable about acceptance of same-sex marriage, regardless of what they say publicly. Rather than patience, haste has characterized their tactics.Fallacy #2: The Enlightenment AssumptionRather than maximize people’s access to information about the impact of same-sex parenting, the lobby has sought to suppress journalistic and academic investigations into areas such as surrogacy, which give people pause with time and reflection. While it is impossible to know the inner thoughts of people running advocacy groups, it is reasonable to conclude that they opt to force same-sex marriage and same-sex parenting through the legislatures and courts at lightning speed, before people have the chance to stop and think about what they are signing up for. (The recent examples of California and Illinois are telling; in both states the large number of people who have gay friends did not lead to easy passage of same-sex marriage, but rather may have triggered a backlash resulting in California’s Proposition 8 and the failure of same-sex marriage last week in the Illinois legislature.)http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2013/06/10293/?utm_source=RTA+Lopez+Myths+Same-Sex+Marriage&utm_campaign=winstorg&utm_medium=emaillast_img read more

Tips offered to keep foodborne illness out of the classroom

first_imgWashington D.C. — It’s the start of the new school year, which means new teachers, a bunch of homework assignments and the never-ending dilemma of what to include to make a healthy and safe school lunch.“As a mother, I understand the stress that comes with the start of a new school year, but preparing a safe lunch doesn’t have to be a challenge,” said Carmen Rottenberg, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at USDA. “Simple steps like washing your hands and keeping food at the correct temperature can stop the spread of bacteria and keep your children safe from foodborne illness.”Handwashing is the first and easiest step to avoid foodborne illnesses. A recent study by USDA found that 97 percent of the times participants should have washed their hands they did not do so correctly or at all. This poor hand hygiene caused participants to cross-contaminate other spice containers, refrigerator handles, even ready-to-eat foods and other areas of their kitchen with a harmless tracer bacteria.Because bacteria can live on surfaces for up to 32 hours, it’s easy to contaminate sandwich bread and lunch meat when preparing your child’s lunch. But this can be avoided by following a few basic food safety tips.Back to School Food Safety TipsMake sure lunch bags and coolers are clean before packing. Pack moist towelettes so children can clean hands before and after eating.Use an insulated lunch bag or cooler and at least two cold sources, such as freezer packs, for lunches that contain perishable food items like luncheon meats, eggs, cheese or yogurt. This will help keep food safely cold at 40°F or below until lunch time.If packing a hot lunch, like soup, chili or stew, use an insulated container to keep it hot. Fill the container with boiling water, let stand for a few minutes, empty, and then put in the piping hot food. Tell children to keep the insulated container closed until lunchtime to keep the food at 140°F or above.For safety, instruct children to discard all leftover food and used food packaging.Food Safety BasicsKeep these basic food safety steps in mind when packing lunches, making dinner and preparing food all year round.Clean: Wash hands with soap and warm water, and surfaces with soap and hot water before and after handling food. Rinse raw produce in water before eating, cutting or cooking.Separate: Avoid spreading bacteria from one food product to another. Use two separate cutting boards — one for raw meat and poultry, and one for produce or ready to eat foods.Cook: The only way to make sure meat and poultry is safe to eat is to ensure it reaches the safe minimum internal temperature needed to destroy harmful bacteria. If sending soups, stews or chili to school, be sure to heat the food to 165°F, as measured by a food thermometer, before pouring it into an insulated container.Chill: At room temperature, bacteria in food can double every 20 minutes. To avoid this, make sure to chill all perishable foods within two hours (one hour in temperatures above 90°F). Discard any perishable foods that were left at room temperature longer than that.Consumers can learn more about key food safety practices at Foodsafety.gov, by following @USDAFoodSafety on Twitter, and by liking Facebook.com/FoodSafety.gov. Consumers with questions about food safety can call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or chat live with a food safety specialist at AskKaren.gov, available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, in English or Spanish.last_img read more

Lions keeps the life in Brian

first_imgBrian O’Driscoll feels being on this year’s British and Irish Lions tour is helping to keep him young. At the same time, there is a significant effect an elder statesman like O’Driscoll can have upon the new generation in terms of aiding their maturing process, and the Dubliner is very much keeping in mind that he is a thoroughly seasoned campaigner mixing with plenty of players for whom the Lions environment is entirely new. “There are guys on a completely different level to you, in their early 20s and on a massive learning curve,” he said. “I’m far from knowing it all, but I’ve seen a lot of things now in my professional career.” Of course, beyond the range of ages, the key way in which Lions tours bring together different types of player is with regard to nationalities, as men accustomed to taking each other on in international competition become team-mates. Leinster man O’Driscoll said: “The Lions is so unique; you kick lumps out of all these guys year on year, and they’re massive adversaries. Then all of a sudden they become your team-mates. “You’re forced to bond in a six or seven-week period, and play for one another against one of the three best teams in the world. You have preconceived notions about what sort of guys particular individuals are. You see the way they carry on on the pitch, and you might think they’re not your type of people. “But then they can completely surprise you; you can room with someone for two or three days and they become your best friend.” The 34-year-old Ireland centre, who has been involved in three previous Lions tours, was the oldest member of the squad in Australia until ex-Wales winger Shane Williams, 36, was called up ahead of Tuesday’s match against the Brumbies. And regarding his younger colleagues within the 2013 party, O’Driscoll told the Radio Times: “I have 12 years and more on some of these guys. Stuart Hogg is the youngest guy in the squad at 20. I’m 34, so I’ve got 14 years on him. That’s a frightening thought – 12 years ago he was in short pants! It keeps me young, though. I go into training every day and the level of conversation definitely keeps me young.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgSeventh-ranked Duke’s ranking vaulted to the top of the list with a 94-60 rout of Notre Dame and fifth-ranked Louisville’s 77-62 loss to Clemson. Vernon Carey Jr. scored 21 points and Tre Jones added 19 as the Blue Devils claimed their seventh straight win. Carey shot 8 of 10 from the field and took control of the game after the Blue Devils led just 20-19 with eight minutes to play in the first half.Duke improved to 22-3 overall and 12-2 in the conference a half-game better than the Cardinals.John Newman III had a career-high 23 points as the Tigers downed the Cardinals. Tevin Mack scored 14 for Clemson, which held the Cards to a season-low 14 points in the opening half.Louisville fell to 21-5 overall and 12-3 in the ACC despite Dwayne Sutton’s 18 points and seven boards.In other top-25 games Saturday: PGA-GENESIS INVITATIONAL3-way tie through 54 at RivieraLOS ANGELES (AP) — Top-ranked Rory McIlroy fired a 3-under 68 to pull into a first-place tie with second-round leader Matt Kuchar (KOO’-chur) and Adam Scott at 10 under through three rounds of the PGA’s Genesis Invitational at Riviera.Kuchar had a two-shot lead at the start of the gorgeous day and stayed there with three birdies and no bogeys through 12 holes. But he started to miss short putts, made three bogeys in a four-hole stretch and had to rally with a birdie on the 17th to regain a share of the lead with a 70.Scott holed a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th for a 67 and a share of the lead. Bruins top WingsUNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins are spending another day atop the Atlantic Division standings following their eighth win in nine games.David Pastrnak (PAHS’-tur-nahk) notched his 42nd goal and Tuukka (TOO’-lah) Rask handled 25 shots as the Bruins dumped the Red Wings, 4-1. Brad Marchand scored his 25th goal of the season and assisted on Pastrnak’s goal to help Bruce Cassidy pick up his 200th victory as an NHL coach.Charlie McAvoy added a goal and an assist for the Bruins, who currently lead the Atlantic by three points over Tampa Bay. The Lightning are hosting the Flyers right now.Elsewhere on NHL ice: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditT25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEDuke takes ACC leadUNDATED (AP) — There’s a new leader in the ACC men’s basketball standings. NHL-VIRUS-STICK SHORTAGE CONCERNSAmid virus outbreak, concerns about a hockey stick shortageUNDATED (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak in China is raising concerns about a potential shortage of the hockey sticks used by the world’s top players.Stick manufacturers Bauer and CCM have factories in China that have closed. Officials with both companies say they are monitoring the situation. Another major stick supplier is Warrior which has not been affected because its production is based in Tijuana, Mexico.Bauer and CCM say there has been no impact on the production of sticks for amateur players. February 15, 2020 — Top-ranked Baylor stretched its winning streak to 22 games as Jared Butler had 21 points in the Bears’ 70-60 downing of West Virginia. Butler hit 5 of 7 3-pointers and had six rebounds, while Matthew Mayer chipped in 13 points and eight boards to help Baylor stay unbeaten in the Big 12 at 12-0.— Marcus Garrett scored a career-high 24 points and Devon Dotson added 19 to carry third-ranked Kansas to an 87-70 romp over Oklahoma. Garrett hit a career-best six 3-pointers while added seven assists, five rebounds and four steals in the Jayhawks’ 10th straight win.— Sixth-ranked Dayton earned its 14th straight win as Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) furnished 19 points and Jalen Crutcher added 17 in a 71-63 victory at Massachusetts. Dayton shot 53 percent from the field and hasn’t lost since a 78-76 overtime game against Colorado on Dec. 21.— No. 8 Florida State eked past Syracuse, 80-77 behind Patrick Williams’ 17 points and seven boards. M.J. Walker scored 16 points, including five 3-pointers to make up for the absence of star guard Devin Vassell (vah-SEHL’). Coach Leonard Hamilton declined to discuss the reason why Vassell did not play.— Nick Richards had 16 points, including two go-ahead free throws 1:11 remaining as 12th-ranked Kentucky held off Mississippi, 67-62. Tyrese Maxey had 14 points and the Wildcats shot 48% in the second half to erase a seven-point deficit. Associated Press Russell Henley and Harold Varner III are one stroke back and one ahead of Joel Dahmen and Dustin Johnson.Sixteen players were separated by four shots. None of the 16 is Tiger Woods, who is completely out of contention following a 5-over 76.LPGA-WOMEN’S AUSTRALIAN OPENInbee Park takes 3-stroke lead at Women’s Australian OpenADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Seven-time major champion Inbee Park will carry a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Women’s Australian Open.center_img Update on the latest sports Blackwood Stables says the 4-year-old won’t race again after being treated for laminitis in his right front foot.Country House finished second in the 2019 Derby as a 65-1 shot and was placed first after Maximum Security was disqualifiedRUSSIAN DOPINGRussia to lose Sochi Olympic gold medalSALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Russia is set to lose a biathlon gold medal from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in a new doping case. — Nashville coughed up a two-goal lead before Mikael Granlund scored a power-play goal early in the third period to lift the Predators past the Blues, 3-0. Viktor Arvidsson, Matt Duchene (doo-SHAYN’) and Kyle Turris (TOOR’-his) also scored as the Predators improved to 3-0 this season against the defending Stanley Cup champions.NHL-SABRES-BOGOSIANSabres demote Bogosian to minors, unclear if he’ll reportBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have assigned Zach Bogosian to the minors after he cleared waivers on Saturday, though it’s uncertain when or whether the veteran defenseman will report.Bogosian’s options are limited after the 12-year NHL veteran went unclaimed a day after being placed on waivers. He must report to Rochester of the American Hockey League, accept re-assignment elsewhere or risk losing out on what’s left of the $6 million he is owed on the final year of his contract. MLB-ASTROS-BAKERBaker to MLB: Tell teams to ‘stop the comments’ on AstrosWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dusty Baker wants Major League Baseball to end the criticism of the Astros over sign stealing and take steps to ensure pitchers don’t throw at his players.The new Houston manager spoke out Saturday in response to a wave of harsh comments during spring training about the Astros’ use of video to steal signs in 2017 and 2018. Baker called on the league to “Stop the comments and also stop something before it happens.” He said he has been hearing talk of “seemingly premeditated retaliation.”Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger said Friday the Astros “stole” the 2017 World Series title from them, and that Jose Altuve (al-TOO’-vay) stole the MVP from the Yankees’ Aaron Judge. Los Angeles pitcher Ross Stripling indicated he might intentionally throw at Houston batters. — Lamar Stevens dropped in 23 points and No. 13 Penn State picked up its eighth straight win by trouncing Northwestern, 77-61. Myles Dread scored 16 for the Nittany Lions, who led 42-28 at halftime and by as many as 18 in the second half before improving to 20-5.— Terrell Allen tied a career high with 22 points, including key baskets on back-to-back possessions late in Georgetown’s 73-66 upset over No. 19 Butler. Allen hit 9 of 14 field goal attempts, including all four 3-point attempts to help the Hoyas win without injured starters Mac McClung and Omer Yurtseven.— Jonathan Laurent and Kalib Boone each scored 16 points to help Oklahoma State beat No. 24 Texas Tech, 73-70.— Kira Lewis Jr. contributed 27 points and Jaden Shackleford had 26 as Alabama picked up an 88-82 victory against 25th-rated LSU.NHL-SCHEDULE Park fired a 5-under 68 that included a 40-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole. She has a 54-hole total of 15-under 204.Nineteen-year-old Ayeon Cho is second following a 69 that puts her one ahead of American Marina Alex.HORSE RACING-COUNTRY HOUSE RETIREDDerby winner Country House retiresUNDATED (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Country House has been retired because of a foot ailment. The International Biathlon Union has announced a two-year ban for Evgeny Ustyugov, who was part of the gold medal-winning men’s relay team six years ago. The IBU cites evidence he used the banned steroid oxandrolone around the time of the Olympics.His results from the 2013-14 season have been disqualified, including the Olympic victory.last_img read more

$38K Reward Offered For Info on Suspect Who Stabbed Florida Dolphin in the Head

first_imgA substantial reward is being offered for information on the troubling death of a bottle-nosed dolphin on the west coast of Florida.NOAA announced yesterday a bottle-nose dolphin was stabbed to death over a month ago off Upper Captiva Island in Lee County. A necropsy shows a deadly six-inch wound in the head likely from a spear.NOAA is offering a $38,000 reward for information on a suspect. The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 makes willfully killing a dolphin punishable of up to a $100,000 fine and up to a year in jail.If you know who is responsible for this heinous act, please call 800-853-1964last_img

Blatche expects Taipei to play zone, says Gilas has to make shots

first_imgKris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES MOST READ “Hopefully, we’ll be focused and hit the shots and play at a much higher level than Japan. If I get the ball and I see they double me, I have to pass the ball to the open man and hope he hits the shot. If I see my teammates struggling, if I have to take over, be aggressive, and try to get to the rim all the time, I will. It always depends,” he said.“The number one thing on my mind is the win, not to go out there and get a bunch of points. It’s about winning and playing the game the right way.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Photo from Fiba.comAndray Blatche knows how important outside shooting is for Gilas Pilipinas if it wants to come out of the first leg of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers with a pair of wins.“We had a good job on defense, but we missed a lot of open shots and we got to look on that if we want to get better,” Blatche said on Sunday after wrapping up the team’s afternoon practice at Meralco Gym, on the eve of its clash against Chinese Taipei.ADVERTISEMENT The naturalized big man said that this early, the team is anticipating the visitors to test the Filipino shooters with their zone defense.After all, the Philippines struggled to put the ball through the rim as it shot 38-percent from the field and a measly 29-percent clip from downtown, where it also missed its first eight attempts from threes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They’re gonna zone us a lot, and that’s from watching us play against Japan,” said Blatche, who finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals, and three blocks in the win. “They’re probably thinking that we’re gonna miss a lot of shots, but hopefully not.”Blatche, however, expressed confidence that the Gilas shooters led by Jayson Castro, Roger Pogoy, and Matthew Wright will be able to knock down shots.center_img Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gilas Pilipinas to go with same lineup vs Chinese Taipei Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Citylast_img read more

25 days agoPSV eager to take Man Utd youngster Tahith Chong on loan

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSV eager to take Man Utd youngster Tahith Chong on loanby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSV Eindhoven is eager to take Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong on loan in January.The 19-year-old Dutch winger, a graduate of United’s academy, has started United’s matches against Astana and Rochdale so far this season.The Sun says PSV are interested in taking Chong when the transfer window opens again in the new year.United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will decide whether or not to keep Chong at Old Trafford given the depleted ranks of his squad.But realistically, Chong is only going to get first-team football in the Europa League and domestic cup competitions this season. last_img

18 days agoNeville blasts Man Utd board: You get what you deserve

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Neville blasts Man Utd board: You get what you deserveby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Gary Neville says the club is in it’s current state due to the board.Neville launched a scathing attack on the United board following the Red Devils’ 1-0 defeat by Newcastle at St James’ Park. He said on Sky Sports: “They have cocked it up over many years. They have cocked it up. They have cocked it up, they are responsible for this. Poor recruitment, poor selection of, well managers, going with them and then pulling off them.”Van Gaal won the FA Cup and then they sacked him. Jose Mourinho they sacked him after two and a half years when they had given him a contract six months before.”They have pulled off managers in what would be the sort of thread of it and they have gone for completely different styles of managers in Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.”They have now gone with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has taken the club in a completely different direction again, and if you change direction as a board every two years and you invest £250million along the way in each manager you are going to have big problems.”And Manchester United are basically now getting the pain they deserve for poor decisions at board level.”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to ensure that the clean up job that he is doing – which needs to be done because of the mess that’s gone before him – he needs to make sure that he actually gets the opportunity to spend that £250million that the others have got to spend so that he can have an opportunity.”There are things out there that I like. There are things that I liked from Jose Mourinho as well, I didn’t want him to be sacked, but there were things I liked out there today.” last_img read more