Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Arellano (4-6) was set to face off against cellar-dwelling Mapua (1-10), while Perpetual (4-6) was supposed to clash with San Sebastian (5-5).The games will be re-scheduled on a later playdate.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 shutoutSignal No. 1 has been raised over Metro Manila as Tropical Depression “Maring” sustained its strength Monday night. MOST READ Read Next Journeyman Watson finally gets chance to play in PBA BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Track of Maring as of 8 p.m. of Monday, Sept. 11, 2017The NCAA has decided to postpone Tuesday’s games at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan due to the inclement weather.Fr. Glynn Ortega, OAR of host San Sebastian announced the cancellation of games Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City
Former world number one Billie Jean King, who had come out in support of Serena Williams, has softened her initial stance, saying the Williams was “totally out of line” when she vehemently disputed calls by chair umpire Carlos Ramos during Saturday’s U.S. Open final.Ramos, however, could have prevented the affair had he communicated better and given Williams a ‘soft warning’ instead of a code violation when he saw her coach Patrick Mouratoglou giving signals during the match, King said.Williams was issued a warning, point and then game penalty after she argued with Ramos during the final, which was won 6-2 6-4 by Japan’s Naomi Osaka.”Serena was out of line. There’s no question,” King told CNN on Tuesday. “No one is saying she was a good sport. If they are they are crazy.READ – Is Serena Williams a bad loser? Opinions after Naomi Osaka wins US Open”She was totally out of line. She knows it.”King’s remarks to CNN were something of a walk back of her earlier comments when she said in a Washington Post editorial that Williams had faced down sexism with her protests.She also did not criticise Williams’ on-court behavior.King, however, said Williams was not aware she had been handed a first violation and was surprised to have a point taken from her when she received a second for later smashing her racquet.READ – Serena Williams calls chair umpire a thief, accuses him of sexismThe loss of the point prompted Williams to call Ramos a “thief”, which led to a third violation for verbal abuse that resulted in the umpire issuing a game penalty, although he could have prevented the incident from escalating, King said.advertisement”The point is he (aggravated) the situation. ‘I’m not attacking your character,’ is the most important thing he could have said,” King told CNN.”I think everything would have been different.”King said she hoped the incident would bring about needed changes to the sport, including allowing for direct communication between the umpire and the fans over a loudspeaker and ending the ban on coaching during Grand Slam matches.”Crisis creates an opportunity to get it right,” she said.(With inputs from Reuters)
Smriti Mandhana played her career-best Twenty20 International knock of 83 runs against the world No.1 side Australia on Saturday in India’s final group match against Australia at the Providence Stadium in Guyana and she cherished this victory.India absolutely dominated Australia and registered a crushing 48-run victory as Mandhana starred with the bat while the Indian bowlers put up a brilliant unit performance. India posted their highest-ever total against Australia in any World T20.This was Mandhana’s first fifty in 2018 and in a big match like Saturday’s, Mandhana roared back to form. She was “relieved” that she could convert the good start to a substantial score.”Quite relieved as I was getting starts but not converting them. Wanted to go out there and score big runs. Glad that I could do it today,” Mandhana said after receiving the player-of-the-match award.India vs Australia, Women’s World T20: MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTSWhen Mandhana was at 62, she was given out by lbw off Sophie Molineux’s ball and while Mandhana was unconvinced, her batting partner Veda Krishnamurthy urged her to take the review. It turned out to be a brilliant one.Ball-tracking showed that the ball had pitched outside leg and the umpire had to change his decision for LBW. Big cheers could be heard from the Indian dug-out and there was a wide smile on Mandhana’s face.”Whenever the ball hits my pads, I always think it’s out, don’t know why (laughs) but she (Veda) told me to take the review. Thanks to her, we got 20-30 runs extra.”advertisementAustralia had suffered a blow even before their innings began as Alyssa Healy collided with Megan Schutt and had to leave the field. It was later confirmed that she had effects of concussion and would not take the field on the day.READ – Smriti Mandhana becomes second-fastest Indian woman to reach 1000 T20IAustralia dearly missed Healy at the top as they could not dominate India while the Women in Blue managed to regularly pick wickets and put Australia under the pump.Ellyse Perry played a good knock but it was a little too late as India virtually bowled out Australia, with Healy being the one player who did not take the field.Mandhana termed the victory as a special one considering the way they bowled and fielded against a team of Australia’s callibre.”The way we bowled and fielded today was probably the best we did all tournament. In that aspect, this win was special.”India finished on top of Group B and will now take on who finishes second in Group A.
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Director General of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Foundation, David Ward, has lauded Jamaica on its “impressive” road safety model, which he said, can be emulated by other countries. “It’s extremely impressive how well you have structured your road safety effort over the last 20 years and it is an exemplar to many other countries of how to do it,” he stated. Mr. Ward was addressing a press conference hosted by the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) on Thursday (April 18), at Jamaica House, to provide highlights of the visit of His Royal Highness, Prince Michael of Kent. The FIA Foundation Director General is part of the delegation, which arrived with the Prince on Monday (April 15), for a five-day working visit, as part of the NRSC’s 20th anniversary celebrations. In commending the work of the NRSC, he said that through the Council’s efforts, Jamaica is “doing extremely well,” surpassing even the United States in its quest to reduce road fatalities. Jamaica has lowered road fatalities to 9.2 per 100,000 population compared to 11.4 per 100,000 in the US. “You are beating the United States hands down,” Dr. Ward said. “You should be very proud of what’s been achieved.” Mr. Ward also pointed out that the elements of Jamaica’s road safety programme, such as the “engagement from the top, the multi-sectoral and inter-ministerial approach, the results that are being delivered, and the targets that have been set and exceeded, is what is considered to be best practice internationally”. “Many industrialised countries in Europe and so on, are not doing the organisational side as well as you are,” he stated. He noted, however, that much more can be done in terms of enforcing certain safety measures such as the wearing of seat belts and helmets. Vice Chairman and Convenor of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), Dr. Lucien Jones, described the reduction in fatalities the country has achieved, from 18.6 per 100,000 in 1993 to 9.2 per 100,000 in 2013, as “dramatic and almost miraculous”. “This is the single most important fact which is driving all the excitement and the celebration of our 20th anniversary, because it means that many Jamaicans have been spared from dying and from being injured in our roads because of the work of the NRSC,” he stated. Director of Road Safety, FIA Foundation, Adrian Walsh, who is also part of the visiting delegation, praised Jamaica on its excellent data collection system on road safety. “Most road safety data collection systems, all they do is focus on casualties. In other words, they focus on negatives. Yours actually goes a step further and this is what’s clever and it’s not replicated everywhere in the world,” he stated. He pointed out that the United Kingdom (UK) has only just adopted this process, which Jamaica has been engaging in for quite some time on a national level. “You look at where the problem is, what the problem is and you then get the communities to help to solve the problem, and that’s innovative in itself and its worth highlighting,” he noted. For his part, Co-Chairman of the NRSC’s Below 240 Project, Earl Jarrett, said the visit of the Prince “has certainly given the drive to improve road safety in Jamaica a significant boost”. The FIA Foundation is an independent UK registered charity, which supports an international programme of activities promoting road safety, the environment and sustainable mobility, as well as funding motor sport safety research. The Prince departs the island today (April 19). CONTACT: ALECIA SMITH-EDWARDS
The Supreme Court of Canada has affirmed the constitutionality of a New Brunswick law that ensnared a man who brought home a trunkload of beer and liquor from neighbouring Quebec.The unanimous high court decision Thursday effectively preserves the current trade regime, saying provinces have the power to enact laws that restrict commerce if there is another overriding purpose — in this case the desire to control the supply of alcohol within New Brunswick.In October 2012, Gerard Comeau of Tracadie, N.B., drove across the border to Quebec to buy several cases of beer and some liquor from three stores.Comeau was fined $240 and administrative fees under New Brunswick’s Liquor Control Act for being in possession of a large amount of alcohol he had not purchased through his province’s liquor corporation.The trial judge accepted Comeau’s argument the Liquor Control Act provision amounted to a trade barrier that violated Section 121 of the Constitution Act, 1867.The Constitution Act section says, “All articles of the growth, produce, or manufacture of any one of the provinces shall, from and after the union, be admitted free into each of the other provinces.”The New Brunswick attorney general was denied leave to challenge the trial judge’s decision in the provincial Court of Appeal, but the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, ultimately siding with the province.The ruling underscores a need to renegotiate last year’s interprovincial free-trade agreement, which contains pages of exemptions and creates secretive working groups, but fails to adequately address trade barriers, said Conservative MP John Nater.“Canadians recognize the economic benefits of reducing interprovincial trade barriers,” he said. “It should not be illegal to work or to transport legal products across provincial lines.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the interprovincial agreement “a significant step” towards full free trade within Canada.“We know there continue to be issues that will require further discussion with the provinces, but this is something that we’ve made significant progress on, and we will continue to.”Comeau, a 64-year-old retired power linesman, said he wasn’t entirely surprised by the Supreme Court decision.“I’m not really disappointed,” he said in Campbellton, N.B. “I’m not really sad. I got an answer to what the law is.”Comeau said he’s unlikely to continue buying beer in Quebec. “If it’s against the law, it’s against the law.”For Comeau, the case was simply about his right to stock up on cheaper suds. But for provinces and territories, business interests and economists, it was about whether the correct interpretation of the Constitution entailed full economic integration, potentially reshaping the federation.In its reasons, the Supreme Court said New Brunswick’s ability to exercise oversight over liquor supplies in the province “would be undermined if non-corporation liquor could flow freely across borders and out of the garages of bootleggers and home brewers.”The framers of the Constitution agreed that individual provinces needed to relinquish their tariff powers, the court said. In this vein, the historical context supports the view that Section 121 forbids imposition of tariffs — and tariff-like measures — that impose charges on goods crossing provincial boundaries.However, the historical evidence nowhere suggests that provinces would lose their power to legislate for the benefit of their constituents, even if that might affect interprovincial trade.“Section 121 does not impose absolute free trade across Canada,” the decision says.Rather, the historical and legislative context — and underlying constitutional principles — support a flexible view, “one that respects an appropriate balance between federal and provincial powers and allows legislatures room to achieve policy objectives that may have the incidental effect of burdening the passage of goods across provincial boundaries.”The decision confirms the authority of provinces to tax, price and regulate harmful products such as alcohol, tobacco and cannabis, said Rob Cunningham, a policy analyst with the Canadian Cancer Society.“From a public health perspective, the judgment is very positive.”Dan Paszkowski, president of the Canadian Vintners Association, is now hoping for signs of progress on trade liberalization in a forthcoming study being conducted under the terms of the Canadian trade agreement.“We are going to continue to work with that group to develop an interprovincial trade system for Canadian wine.”With files from Kevin Bissett and Teresa Wright
OTTAWA — The political drama around the SNC-Lavalin controversy continues, as the House of Commons justice committee held an emergency meeting Wednesday.MPs decided to launch an investigation into allegations the Prime Minister’s Office tried to pressure the former justice minister into helping the engineering firm to avoid criminal prosecution. The Liberal motion passed 5 to 4.A Liberal motion has passed 5-4 to launch an investigation into the SNC Lavalin affair. However the witness list put forward by the Libs leave off some important figures in this controversy including former Justice Minister @Puglaas #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) February 13, 2019RELATED: Vancouver-Granville MP resigns from cabinet amid scandalAhead of the meeting, Conservative deputy leader Lisa Raitt was putting pressure on the Liberals to pass the Opposition motion as is, so the committee can launch an investigation and call nine witnesses to testify.Conservative Lisa Raitt asked if they will call the Prime Minister to testify if the committee investigates. He is not currently on their list of witnesses. She says they have their list and they will see what happens. #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) February 13, 2019Those witnesses include top officials in the Prime Minister’s Office and former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould. Wilson Raybould, a Vancouver MP, resigned from cabinet on Tuesday in the middle of this political storm.“If they defeat or they water it down in any way, it is nothing less than an admission of guilt,” said Raitt.Conservative Deputy Leader @lraitt makes the case for a Justice Committee investigation. Says if the Liberals truly believe the Prime Minister and his office did nothing wrong then they should pass the motion as is. Claims any watering down is an admission of guilt #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/QbniS864os— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) February 13, 2019Raitt says all options are on the table to get answers, including a judicial inquiry.The witness list put forward by the Liberals in their motion left off some key players, including Wilson-Raybould.Speaking in Halifax, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer wouldn’t rule out contacting the RCMP. “All options are on the table. There’s an opportunity today for Liberal members of Parliament to do the right thing, support our efforts to shine the light of day.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has denied Wilson-Raybould was pressured to instruct the director of public prosecutions to negotiate a remediation agreement with SNC-Lavalin rather than pursue a criminal trial on charges of bribery and fraud related to the company’s efforts to secure government contracts in Libya.Trudeau says Wilson-Raybould never once spoke up if she felt there was any wrongdoing.He said the government followed all the rules. “If anyone felt differently, they had an obligation to raise that with me. No one, including Jody, did that.”RELATED: Trudeau ‘surprised’ by minister’s resignationNDP Leader Jagmeet Singh warns that if the Liberals shut the committee’s work down, it would send a dangerous signal to Canadians about the state of their democracy.Due to solicitor-client privilege, Wilson-Raybould is seeking legal advice on what she can say in public.Federal ethics commissioner Mario Dion has initiated his own investigation into the matter, specifically whether there’s been a violation of the Conflict of Interest Act. – With files from the Canadian Press
Pelé, arguably the greatest footballer of all time, visited Nordoff Robbins last week to celebrate his Legend of Football Award, which was presented at the HMV Football Extravaganza (FE) in London.The FE, now in its 18th year raises funds for Nordoff Robbins. Taking place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London, the FE saw stars from the world of football and music come together to celebrate Pelé’s incredible career.Previous recipients of an award at the HMV Football Extravaganza, which recognises outstanding achievement in the world of football and contribution to the beautiful game, include Sir Bobby Robson (2001), Sir Alex Ferguson (2005), Eric Cantona (2010) and Jose Mourinho (2011). The 2012 event, in celebration of 20 years of the Premier League, recognised 5 players who had played more than 500 Premier League games. They were Sol Campbell, Ryan Giggs, Emile Heskey, David James, Frank Lampard and Gary Speed (who was awarded the honour posthumously).Whilst visiting Nordoff Robbins’ London Centre in Kentish Town today, Pelé met 13 year old Eduardo. Eduardo, who has autism, has been coming to Nordoff Robbins since he was 10 to help develop his confidence and communication skills. Eduardo was born in the UK, but both his parents are from Brazil.Pelé said: “I am honoured to be receiving the Legend of Football Award at the HMV Football Extravaganza. It feels special to be recognised at such a prestigious event.“I was privileged to see Nordoff Robbins’ work today and to meet Eduardo and his family and to learn what a positive difference music therapy has made to his life.”Brian McLaughlin, chairman of the Football Extravaganza event, said: “We are honoured to be presenting Pelé with the Legend of Football Award. He is without doubt the greatest footballer of all time and a man who remains at the centre of the beautiful game, where he is universally recognised, respected and revered in every corner of the globe.“The Football Extravaganza, now in its 18th year, is raising funds for Nordoff Robbins. Since its inception we have raised over £6 million, enabling the charity to provide music therapy across the UK to people who really need it – those who are vulnerable and isolated, giving them an opportunity to communicate and to be heard.”Paul McGowan, Chairman of HMV, said: “Surely, given his amazing talent on the pitch and his dedication to the game off the pitch, no-one could be more deserving of the title Legend of Football. We are proud to be able to be part of an event to honour Pelé and to have such a good cause to benefit from the evening.”Nordoff Robbins is the UK’s leading provider of music therapy services. Their trained network of music therapists work with people of all ages and with a range of conditions. They deliver over 50,000 music therapy sessions per year in care homes, day centres, hospitals, schools and their own centres. They are also developing a range of other music and health projects aimed at bringing music to more and more people in local communities.Source:Nordoff Robbins
Today, Omaze announced that it has reached $100 million in funds raised, supporting the work of nearly 400 charities around the world.Founded in 2012 by Matt Pohlson and Ryan Cummins, Omaze exists to help nonprofits create impact. Using a win-win model, the company connects donors, talent (celebrities) and brands to raise funds and awareness for charities. Omaze has launched nearly 700 campaigns across categories including entertainment, sports and music. Since founding, the company has partnered with charities working across women’s issues, children’s services, animal welfare, disaster relief, health and many more.“We’re really grateful for the generosity of the Omaze community, and the passion of our talent and cause partners in reaching this milestone,” said Matt Pohlson, CEO and co-founder of Omaze. “They’ve not only helped us raise $100 million. They’ve helped build an entirely new children’s hospice center in the UK through our partnership with Julia’s House. They’ve helped provide over 15,000 HIV tests provided for at-risk populations through our work with Broadway Cares. They’ve empowered one of our winners who went on to launch her own nonprofit. And there are so many more examples. We’re incredibly lucky to see the results of our work everyday through the dedication of everyone we’ve partnered with to get here.”By offering the chance to win a walk on role in Star Wars, wine tasting with Jennifer Lawrence, or a custom made Aston Martin with just $10, new audiences are engaged that may not otherwise be contributing to these critical causes. These campaigns have inspired donations from more than 180 countries, and this type of reach creates entirely new streams of income for charities that can be immediately put to use. As stated by one of these nonprofit partners, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles:“We’re a health care provider first and foremost. Roughly one thousand patients walk through our doors every day, and caring for them is our primary job,” said Dinah Stephens, Senior Director of Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. “Partnering with an organization like Omaze allows us to tap into opportunities and fundraising potential in a way that’s minimally staff intensive, letting us keep our focus and our resources where they are needed most.”This model works because Omaze is uniquely positioned to tap into today’s cultural moments and create meaning around them. Proven by campaigns like those supporting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, Omaze fills a unique need for talent and brands to be a part of something meaningful and to engage their audiences around it. Looking forward, Omaze aims to harness that energy and enthusiasm to see its long-term vision come to life – a world where every audience creates impact.The future of the company is based on continuing to challenge conventional thinking around what’s possible in fundraising. In the past year Omaze completed a $12 million Series B round led by FirstMark Capital, which supported the expansion of in-house tech, data science, social media and content capabilities. These investments allowed Omaze to scale the services it believes drive the most value to donors. This includes deepening partnerships within the film, tv, music and sports verticals, expanding into new areas with food, travel, gaming, authors, and business leaders, and launching a brand partnership practice.Reaching $100 million is the first big milestone in the company’s quest to make giving effortless and rewarding, creating a world in which nonprofits focus on what they do best – serving their mission.
Danielle RochetteAPTN National NewsOfficials with the friendship centre in Val d’Or told the Quebec inquiry that the province is really late in the game when it comes to gathering information it needs to help Indigenous peoples.An inquiry is currently underway in Val d’Or, 525 km northwest of Montreal that is examining the relationship between certain public services and First Nation, Metis and Inuit firstname.lastname@example.org