Duterte urges Congress to ratify 2020 nat’l budget

first_imgDuterte said the four-month delay inthe 2019 national budget’s passage was the reason for his “inability” to solvetraffic problems in the country. President Rodrigo Duterte. PCOO “Because Congress did not pass thebudget on time, so apektado lahat,”Duterte said. “When there is no public spending, your economy will slow down, kailangan (government) will spend, sothat the private sector will ride on it.” “Itongayon, we are waiting, wala pa eh, we hope to pass the law hopefully by December,” headded. Duterte said the Senate and House ofRepresentatives’ impasse over the 2019 budget affected a wide range ofgovernment projects, including those aimed at easing traffic in Metro Manila. Manila – To avoid the repeat of this year’s budget delay, PresidentRodrigo Duterte urged the Congress to ratify the proposed P4.1-trillion 2020national budget by December. Duterte signed the 2019 budget intolaw in April after the Senate and House took time to transmit the signedenrolled copy of the bill over disagreements on the lawmakers’ insertions./PNlast_img read more

Man Utd legend Keane blasts De Gea, Maguire after Spurs duel

first_img “There’s got to be something going on at half-time. If I was Ole, make some changes, get some lads off the pitch, some of them are going through the motions at the moment, not that United have been bad, but you’ve got to impose your personalities. “Spurs have been okay, they’ve been compact, they’ve been okay. “Maguire and de Gea, I wouldn’t even be letting them on the bus at the end of the match. Get a taxi back to Manchester. “These are all established internationals. And I know we have to sit here and analyse the game. Analyse it until the cows come home! You do your job! read also:Roy Keane ties Martial’s performance to Ighalo’s Arrival “We’re trying to get in the top four – not the league by the way – just on about getting the top four, God forbid about getting trophies. “I am disgusted with it – Maguire, de Gea, you should hang your heads in shame. Representing Manchester United and letting people run past you? Get close to people! Move your feet.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United legend, Roy Keane, blasted David de Gea for the goal he conceded to Tottenham’s Steven Bergwijn in Friday’s 1-1 draw. Loading…center_img Bergwijn burst through the defence, beating several United men – including Harry Maguire – before firing in a shot that was too hot to handle for David De Gea. Keane lambasted De Gea on Sky Sports, stating: “I’m shocked at that goal. I’ve watched a lot of football over the years, but to give away that goal… I’m fuming watching this game of football. “I can’t believe Manchester United! I can’t believe [Luke] Shaw, heading the ball in the air and then running forward. “I am staggered at Maguire. Staggered that an international player can get done like this. “And I am sick to death of this goalkeeper. I would be finding him at half-time; there’s no getting away from that. “I would be swinging punches at that guy. This is an established international goalkeeper, I am flabbergasted.Advertisementlast_img read more

Europa League: Man U to unleash Ighalo on Club Brugge

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that January signing Odion Ighalo is in contention to start the first leg of Manchester United’s Europa League last-32 game against Club Bruges on Thursday. The Nigeria striker, 30, made his debut in the 2-0 win over Chelsea last weekend when he came on as substitute. “Well for me Odion is a different type of striker for us,” the boss told reporters in Belgium. “He’s a box striker, he’s a goalscorer. We’ve already seen in training that he really knows his craft. “He knows how to play as a centre-forward and he’s a fantastic professional, and human being, and he’s already added to the squad. The boys have learned his song already, so they’ve taken to him. “So I hope he’s going to sharpen up quickly, because we know he’s been out of season and he needs to do a little bit extra after training most of the time and we try to give him as much game time as possible. “Unfortunately he didn’t score against Chelsea, he had a good chance, that would have been a good start, but I’m sure he will take his chances.” The Nigerian striker has joined the club from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua until the end of this season and made his anticipated debut during the final minutes of Monday’s 2-0 Premier League victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, where he replaced Anthony Martial late on. The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations top scorer showed flashes of his combative qualities against the Blues and almost scored, too, when a low shot was saved by Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Cabballero.Tags: BelgiumChelseaClub BruggeEuropa LeagueManchester UnitedOdion Ighalolast_img read more

Badgers set sights on Final Four

first_imgView Gallery (2 Photos)The 2006 Wisconsin volleyball team fell short of its goal to make it to the NCAA Final Four when it lost to Texas in the Sweet 16.Now with more than half the roster comprised of upperclassmen — including five seniors — the team is poised to make a run at the ultimate goals of reaching the Final Four and winning a Big Ten title.”This is something we planned on and have been excited for since this class came in as freshmen,” head coach Pete Waite said of his senior class.”And we had four or five starters at that time, so their experience level has risen each year, their focus has gotten better and now they have an urgency to finish with a great season.”Even with an experienced team, Waite will have to find a way to replace three seniors — Amy Bladow, Maria Carlini, and Katie Lorenzen — who graduated after last season. “You just kind of fill in the hole, and we have people waiting in the wings,” Waite said. “Kat Dykstra is looking really good in practice, as is Morgan Salow. … In the middle, with Bladow gone we got Audra Jeffers, who can be in there or Salow. So we got some nice options. We’re even a little bit bigger.”Also looking to contribute this year are two incoming freshmen: Allison Wack — the sister of senior libero and co-captain Jocelyn Wack — and Kim Kuzma.”The freshmen are awesome,” Wack said. “There are only two of them, which is a little bit different from the last couple of years, but they are very experienced and very mature as players. “They are definitely embracing everything the coaches are giving them, everything the players are giving them. They are doing awesome and the fans are going to see great things out of them this year.”In an effort to gain more experience, Waite took his squad to Europe this summer to play against teams in Italy, the Czech Republic and Slovenia. “We saw a lot of different styles of play out there and different levels of maturity,” Wack said. “They were a little bit older, and you could just tell how experienced and composed and just calm the other teams were. That was something we really wanted to take away from our European Tour, just staying calm while we are playing.”Since getting back from the European trip, the Badgers have been working on taking their game to the next level by becoming more consistent with their play. “Consistency on road matches [is big],” senior co-captain Taylor Reineke said. “In previous years, we have gone away to other gyms, and we didn’t play as well as we had hoped. I think we need to work on being more consistent on the road.”Wisconsin will also need to find a way to top four-time defending Big Ten champion Penn State if it is going to win its first conference title since 2001.”You pretty much are going to have to make it through Big Ten play with maybe at most one loss,” said Waite about what it will take to win the conference. “You’ve got to beat people not only on your own court, but on the road, which is very tough. We split with [Penn State] last year. Now we have to do the same with Minnesota and take care of them and then try and get that win at Penn State.”This team is totally capable of it. I think they have the ability this year more so than in the last four or five years.” Regardless of what this season ultimately becomes, the players and coaches are looking forward to what should be a fun ride.”I’m excited to just get back on the court and play in front of the fans here,” Reineke said. “I’m excited for every match.”Carroll leaves teamSenior middle blocker Maya Carroll decided to leave the team this summer. According to Waite, Carroll was offered an internship with the Big Ten Network where she will be a sideline reporter for football and volleyball games.”That is just a great thing as far as her résumé and the experience she can get for her future career,” Waite said. “We will miss her, but I couldn’t be happier for her for the opportunity.”In her three-year career with Wisconsin, Carroll appeared in 11 games notched 11 kills, with a .333 hitting percentage.last_img read more

Peterson makes 1st career start for Syracuse, dishes out nine assists in blowout loss

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 13, 2014 at 11:28 pm Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edu All season long, Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman has talked about how he has three capable point guards. On Thursday, that statement was put to the test.With first-and second-string point guards Rachel Coffey and Cornelia Fondren sidelined due to illness, freshman Alexis Peterson started the first game of her college career.Peterson played a career-high 34 minutes, handing out nine assists and committing just two turnovers. But the rookie’s performance wasn’t nearly enough to propel the Orange to a win. Syracuse (17-8, 6-6 Atlantic Coast) fell convincingly to Florida State (17-7, 5-6), 83-59, in front of 428 fans at the Carrier Dome.“When you take two players out of your lineup who normally give you major minutes, you’re going to struggle a little bit,” Hillsman said. “I have to give Alexis credit. She played 34 minutes, nine assists, two turnovers – that’s a tremendous ratio.”Hillsman said Coffey and Fondren were ruled out a few hours before game time, but Peterson said she knew Wednesday night she would get the starting nod. Before Thursday’s game, both Coffey and Fondren texted Peterson telling her to settle down and let the game come to her.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I just felt like it was a normal game,” Peterson said. “I thought I played fairly decent. I think I could have done something more to help the team out as far as not turning the ball over.”Peterson dished her first assist of the night – a Brianna Butler 3-pointer – just two minutes into the game, giving SU an early 9-2 lead. Although Peterson said she always looks to get her teammates involved early, her teammates missed 13 shots in the next 10 minutes and fell behind 20-13.In a span of 3:22 seconds, Peterson racked up assists two, three, four and five. With 8:22 to go in the half, the crafty guard maneuvered into the paint and slid a nice pass to freshman center Bria Day, who laid a shot off the glass to cut the Seminoles’ lead to 20-15. Moments later, Peterson found guard Brittney Sykes for a jump shot on the right elbow, bringing SU to within eight at 25-17.And by the time Peterson found Day for a layup with five minutes to go in the half, FSU held an even bigger lead at 30-21. The player Hillsman sometimes calls “Petey” played 19-of-20 minutes in the first half and handed out five assists. But SU still trailed 42-26.Peterson began the second half where she left off in the first, assisting on a Butler corner 3 that cut the deficit to 42-29. But the second half wasn’t nearly as productive for the freshman. FSU forward Lauren Coleman hit a 3 in Peterson’s face to make the score 64-37. Moments later, Peterson was somehow left alone with 6-foot-3 Natasha Howard, who scored easily underneath the basket.Peterson shook her head. There was nothing she could do.On the next possession, Peterson once again found herself left alone with Howard – who finished with an FSU school record 40 points. Peterson committed a foul, but Howard still made the shot.Three of Peterson’s assists came in the final 1:41. The cutting Peterson picked up a deflection near the semi-circle and kicked out a pass to Phelysha Bullard, who knocked down the jumper.Twice in the final minute Peterson found La’Shay Taft for 3-pointers.On a night when Syracuse lost by 24 points, Peterson was one bright spot for the Orange.Said Florida State head coach Sue Semrau: “I thought Peterson stepped in and did an admirable job.” Commentslast_img read more

Indian airline Kingfisher plans to launch its firs

first_imgIndian airline Kingfisher plans to launch its first international service later this year with flights to London from Bangalore.Flights to Bangalore from Heathrow are due to start on September 3rd, with plans in place for more international services.Kingfisher intends to launch flights to 13 international destinations over the next year. Services would connect the airline’s Bangalore base to cities in America, the UAE, Thailand, the Maldives and Saudi Arabia.Flights to Pakistan, Malaysia and Hong Kong are also being considered.This announcement follows the delivery of a new wide-bodied aircraft at Kingfisher.The Airbus A330-200 was unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show last month and will be deployed on international services.Chairman and chief executive Dr Vijay Mallya, revealed the plane and said: “Kingfisher Airlines has been a trailblazer and in just over three years, we have managed to change the whole experience of flying.”As we stand on the threshold of the commencement of international services to the UK, the US and elsewhere, I have no doubt that the superior experience that will be offered by Kingfisher Airlines is sure to find favour with discerning flyers.” ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedKingfisher to launch new service between Mumbai and HeathrowKingfisher to launch new service between Mumbai and HeathrowMore flights from Gatwick to be offered by Aer LingusMore flights from Gatwick to be offered by Aer LingusAir Berlin adds new Florida flightsAir Berlin adds new Florida flightslast_img read more