PBA releases partial PH Cup schedule; Christmas Day game set at PH Arena

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Pacquiao launches bid to unearth Chinese boxing stars Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA releases partial schedule for the start of the 43rd season. pic.twitter.com/5FfjK5vErd— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) December 7, 2017FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDespite all the hitches, the 43rd season of the PBA will push through.The league has released a partial game schedule for the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup that covers the remaining gamedays for the year of 2017. It was signed by embattled commissioner Chito Narvasa.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img The season will kick off as scheduled on December 17 at Smart Araneta Coliseum with the match between reigning three-time all-Filipino champion San Miguel and retooled Phoenix at 6:45pm following the opening ceremonies at 4pm. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The full 2018 PBA Philippine Cup schedule is set to be released soon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The Christmas Day game on Dcember 25, meanwhile, feature the marquee match ups between NLEX and Globalport and crowd drawer Ginebra and Magnolia at Philippine Arena in Bocaue.Other game days include NLEX taking on Kia on December 20 at PhilSport Arena, where second overall pick Kiefer Ravena makes  his much awaited debut, and Magnolia’s first game against Alaska in the night cap.Blackwater clash with Meralco in the first game on December 22 at Cuneta Astrodome before Rain or Shine goes at it with TNT.The ball returns to Smart Araneta Coliseum on December 27 for the battle between Phoenix and Kia in the opener and Meralco and San Miguel in the second game.PBA closes the year on December 29 back at Cuneta Astrodome where Blackwater faces off against Rain or Shine and TNT battles Alaska.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

GAWU, GuySuCo ink resumption agreement

first_imgSugar workers’ protest…dispute to be addressed at conciliationFollowing protest actions by workers of the Blairmont Estate since the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) continued to ignore their concerns relating to the breakdown of the system regarding promotions at the Estate, the Guyana Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) and the corporation on Tuesday signed a Terms of Resumption agreement, which seeks to restore normalcy at the Estate.Representatives of the two parties at the agreement signingThe Union on Wednesday said that workers resumed respective duties at the Estate as both the Union and GuySuCo have agreed to meet at conciliation, under the Chairmanship of the Department, on October 30, when arguments will be proffered by the parties to advance and sustain their contentions. This agreement, the Union said, also stipulates no victimisation by either side.During the signing of the resumption agreement at the Social Protection Ministry’s Department of Labour, Chief Labour, Occupational Safety and Health Officer Charles Ogle, among others, sought to engage the Union and GuySuCo on the factors at the root of the dispute that mushroomed into protest action by the workers.Some of the workers who were on the protest line on TuesdayAccording GAWU, its General Secretary, Seepaul Narine, explained what transpired and the circumstances which forced the workers into protest action, while the corporation, through its representatives, gave explanation on their behalf.As such, it was agreed that the dispute would be addressed by the Ministry at the conciliation level with the Parties.The Union, on behalf of its workers, has expressed confidence that the conciliatory proceedings will ensure that justice is meted out and the Corporation would respect its own long-standing procedures and practices. “The workers have shared the view that their demands are principled and just and all they seek is fair and equitable treatment,” the Union in a statement said on Wednesday.On Tuesday, the Union had stated that when it arrived at Blairmont on Monday for a meeting, members saw a notice asking interested workers to submit applications to be tested for the purposes of promotion. According to the Union, the notice is dated October 15, which is after the workers’ protest commenced. GAWU added that of importance too, is that GuySuCo’s personnel manual sets out, without ambiguity, the process regarding promotion of workers.The relevant section of the manual, written solely and wholly by the Corporation, was allegedly not adhered to. “It brings into question the usefulness of this and any other policy and agreement if it can be ignored and altered at the whims and fancies of those who are charged with upholding them. It seems, the Corporation is taking a cue from its shareholder which, in recent times, has been disregarding and undermining several constitutional provisions,” the Union said.Further, GAWU reminded that the 1976 Recognition and Avoidance and Settlement of Disputes Agreement requires the Union and the Corporation to refrain from using “…written and spoken word of a nature likely to engender prejudice or resentment against the other by means of groundless or useless criticism or allegation”.last_img read more

Flyers set to tango with Senior Canucks

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers are set to hit the road for a contest in Dawson Creek on Thursday night.The Flyers defeated the Grande Prairie Athletics on Tuesday to improve their record to 3-0 in the playoffs. The first place team after the eight-game playoff round-robin schedule advances to the NPHL finals.“Games get more important as we go,” said General Manager Lee Hartman. “Dawson needs to put some points on the board this week so I expect a big effort from them tonight. I think our guys will be ready. It should be a great game.”- Advertisement -Thursday night’s clash with the Senior Canucks gets underway 8:30 p.m.last_img

Hydro looks to connect Site C to South Peace

first_imgBC Hydro is now confronted with a dramatic load growth in this region and as a result has a growing list of local area power generation stories.Among them is the Fort St. John Substation Transformer Upgrade Project, one of the hundreds of capital projects underway or under consideration.Hydro projections show that electricity demand will increase by about 17 per cent by 2024 in this region, and by province wide by 40 per cent over the next two decades.- Advertisement -Thus the crown utility will invest an average of $2.4 billion a year over the next 10 years on upgrades and additions to its power generating stations and transmission systems.Currently, a $296-million project is underway in the South Peace to upgrade distribution in the Groundbirch area, east of Dawson Creek.Crews started stringing the power lines on the Dawson Creek and Chetwynd Area Transmission Project late last month, and Hydro is now reviewing options to get more electricity to that line.Advertisement To that end, the Peace Regional Electrical Supply Project (PRES) is being studied, and spokesperson Leslie Wood says while most the route options would plug into the WAC Bennett Dam, two of the 11 under consideration would connect directly into the Site C dam.“There’s a number of ways that we can build this project, and most of our emphasis has been on looking at alternatives that tie in to the GM Shrum facility, either new transmission lines coming from GM Shrum, or coming from new substations that we would build on lines that already come from GM Shrum,” said Wood.“We’ve got about nine different alternatives in that area that we’re looking at.”Wood continued: “When approvals came through for Site C, it behooved us to look and see is there some way with Site C going ahead that we could build the PRES project, the new transmission lines, from Site C down to the Dawson-Groundbirch area.”Advertisement The shortest of the route alternatives is about 55 kilometres, with several around 80, and the longest at about 105.This is one of several tentative Site C power source spin-off plans, which also include using the reservoir of the third dam on the Peace as a possible new Fort St. John water supply source.last_img read more


first_imgRoyal Flush Draw results for the weekend of 07/07/2012 were 5, 11, 21 & 22. There was no winner, consolation prizes went to Shane McWhinnie, Kim Murrin & Patrick Cunningham. Next week’s draw takes place in McLaughlins and the jackpot now stands at a massive €5000.Tickets for the Ulster final must be ordered by this Thursday afternoon, the game is an all ticket affair and prices range from €27 for the stand (adult), €15 for the terrace (adult) and €5 for U16’s. Other deductions apply to OAP/Students. To order your tickets contact the club secretary Stephaine Kyles on 0876307570.The club are trying to put forward the idea of a day allocated for SDC Heart scans to take place in the clubhouse. After a huge win in the Junior A Championship against Red Hughs last Saturday, the return fixture is now fixed for this Sunday in Killygordan at 3pm. All support is very welcome. The reserves, also after a big win at the weekend against Robert Emmetts in the Junior B Championship are fixed to play the return leg on Sunday also,throw-in 6:30pm at home. The final score in the reserve game was 3-9 to 2-6. Scorers were Matthew O’Donnell (1-2), Ronan McCallig (1-0), Kevin O’Donnell (1-0), Liam Kennedy & Patrick White (0-2), Malachy Byrne (0-1).GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 9th, 2012 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Naomh Ultan GAA noteslast_img read more

Humboldt State football overcomes injuries, claims 31-27 win at Chadron State

first_imgFor the third time in as many games this season, an opponent’s stadium proved to be a home away from home for the Humboldt State football team.And that’s even with some of their most important players out injured.Despite playing without the likes of Ja’Quan Gardner and Chase Krivashei, Humboldt State’s 1,400-mile trek to Nebraska was a successful one, as the injury-riddled Jacks outlasted Chadron State College in 31-27 win on Saturday afternoon.“We were playing with guys today that a week …last_img

Urban Rustic: Air Sealing the Attic Floor

first_imgEditor’s note: This post is one of a series by Eric Whetzel about the design and construction of his house in Palatine, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The first blog in his series was called An Introduction to a New Passive House Project; a list of Eric’s previous posts appears below. For more details, see Eric’s blog, Kimchi & Kraut. BLOGS BY ERIC WHETZEL Ventilation BafflesUp on the RoofA Light Down BelowKneewalls, Subfloor, and Exterior WallsLet the Framing BeginDetails for an Insulated FoundationThe Cedar Siding Is Here — Let’s Burn It An Introduction to a New Passive House Project Floris Keverling Buisman, from 475 High Performance Building Supply, did our WUFI analysis and suggested the Intello would be a better fit for our project than Zip sheathing. Intello is a smart vapor retarder, so it can expand and contract as needed, and it’s obviously less physically demanding to install than Zip sheathing.Once the air sealing was complete around the top of our outside perimeter walls, and the insulation chutes had been installed, we were almost ready for the Intello. At the gable ends of the house, one last detail needed to be put in place (circled in red in Image #2 at the bottom of the page).Adding this 2×6 on the flat, which is in the same plane as the bottom of the roof trusses, makes it possible to carry the Intello over the transition from the ceiling (under the roof trusses) to the walls (top plates). This is one of those details that is hard to “see” when in the planning, more abstract, and two-dimensional phase of designing a structure.Once the trusses were placed on the top of the walls and you start imagining how the Intello will be attached to the ceiling, it becomes much more obvious that something in this space at the gable ends of the house is needed in order to accomplish the transition from the ceiling to the walls. Air Sealing an AtticGBA Encyclopedia: Air BarriersQuestions and Answers About Air BarriersAir-Sealing Tapes and Gaskets Installation is easy — with some helpAfter reading about so many other projects that utilized Intello, it was exciting to unwrap the first box. The directions are pretty straightforward, and the product is relatively easy to install, as long as you don’t have to do it alone.center_img Getting the hang of it right on timeAs we rolled out the Intello, it took some practice to get it to sit taut and flat before stapling.The view of the Intello membrane from the attic side.The dotted lines near the edges of the Intello (see Image #4 below) help you keep the rows straight as you overlap two sheets and progress from one row to the next. The lines also make it easier to maintain a straight line with the Tescon Vana tape (don’t ask me when I realized this latter detail — too embarrassing to admit).Working our way through the interior walls, especially the bathrooms, was more time-consuming and took more effort. (I grew to hate those interior bathroom walls — first the Intello, then the service core details described below.) But once we were out in the open, the Intello was fairly easy to install.As Eduardo and Jesus rolled out sections of the Intello, I followed, pulling on the Intello a little to help make it sit tight and flat, before stapling. There were a couple of sections, some of the first ones we installed, that I managed to wrinkle (one, in particular, became problematic during our first blower door test — and, of course, it was in a tight spot around the bathroom shower area), but overall, the installation of the Intello went pretty well. Like most things you do for the first time, we got comfortable and good at it just as we were finishing up.We decided to use Tescon Vana tape to cover the staples, as well as all the seams, in the Intello. I have no idea what actual impact covering the staples has on airtightness, but visually as you tape over the staples you can see how, if nothing else, it will help the staples resist pulling out under pressure from the eventual blown-in cellulose in the attic.Even as the build progresses, it’s interesting how details like this pop up, making building “green” a never-ending process of learning something new — someone’s always coming up with a new product or a new way to do things better, faster, or less complicated — which makes the process itself very exciting. I didn’t get a chance to touch and feel the product before ordering (always fun to do with any new product). The front side, the side facing the living space, is shiny. The back has a matte finish. I was curious about its strength and tried to tear it with various objects, including the cut ends of 2x4s and the brackets we eventually used to help establish our service core. The material is surprisingly tear-resistant, but a utility knife, or a stray sharp edge will cut through it (as our first plumber proved to me with his careless actions — a story for another post).Having never used the Intello before, I decided to start small and began by experimenting with it in a corner (see the image posted at the top of this blog). Getting the corners fully covered while getting the material to sit flat before applying the blue Tescon Vana tape proved to be the most challenging part of using the Intello.In order to attach the Intello to the bottom of the roof trusses, we used the staple gun shown in Image #3 below. Loading it is kind of counterintuitive. (Online reviews complain about it not working out of the box, but my guess is — like me — they were trying to load it improperly.) Once I figured it out, it ended up working really well, almost never jamming, and it’s very comfortable to hold because it’s so light. It should work with any standard air compressor. It was available on Amazon and in Menards, a local big box store here in the Chicago suburbs.Instead of loading from the bottom, like all the finish nailers I’ve ever used, the staples load higher up, where the staples exit. And yes, there was quite a bit of swearing as I made the transition from “What the…” to “Ohhhh, now I get it…”. It didn’t help that there were virtually no instructions on its use, apart from a tiny black sticker with an arrow pointing to where to load it (which, of course, I only noticed after figuring this out).The heavy duty Arrow staples we ended up with seemed to grab better (presumably the sharp ends make a difference), and they sit flatter on a more consistent basis (less time having to go back, or stop, to hammer home proud staples flat). RELATED ARTICLES last_img read more

Keys to Victory: San Miguel-TNT finals series

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? The Beermen have ran roughshod over the competition as they have put the demons of the past behind to solve their woes in the second conference.Winning the Commissioner’s Cup, a championship that has eluded the franchise since 2000, will bring San Miguel closer to its quest for a rare Grand Slam, a fitting achievement for a powerhouse team that has lorded over the league for the better part of the last three years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, a dangerous TNT squad wants nothing but to deny its fierce rival a crack at those feats and taste triumph again, as it hopes to reclaim the title it last won back in 2015.And the KaTropa have the tools to do just that. After all, they are just one of the three teams to deal the Beermen a rare loss this conference in a 112-103 win last May 5. With the finals two days away, here are INQUIRER’s keys to victory.Smith’s statusTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSituation surrounding reinforcement Joshua Smith looms like a bad cloud above TNT’s head.Exiting Game 3 of the KaTropa’s semifinals series against Ginebra, the burly import came back with a vengeance in Game 4 as he racked 18 points and five rebounds to close out the series.Still, doubts are casted on even if Smith himself vowed to be fine for the championship series.ADVERTISEMENT If Smith stays true to his word, TNT may just have the kryptonite to San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo with his sheer size the perfect foil to the three-time PBA MVP.The KaTropa won the elimination duel with a different import in Donte Greene imposing his will down low to a 40-20 game.Smith isn’t expected to churn out those numbers, but if he can throw his weight around, the battle in the paint may just tilt toward TNT.Rhodes’ foul woesSpeaking of imports, San Miguel also has its own conundrum with Charles Rhodes.Though the mercurial import is averaging 27.8 points, 10.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.8 blocks, and 1.3 steals, he has often times found himself saddled on the bench due to foul troubles much to the chagrin of coach Leo Austria.Rhodes did show glimpses of him adapting to the officiating from time to time, but it’s yet to be seen, what version of him will show up in the title clash, which is a first for the 31-year-old Galveston, Texas native.Castro’s right hand manIt may be an import-laden conference, but Jayson Castro hasn’t shied away from the limelight as he remains to be the top guy for TNT.Case in point was him tallying an eye-popping performance to the tune of 38 points, seven rebounds, and 11 assists to steer the KaTropa to the Finals and arrange this date with the Beermen. As great as he is, Castro can’t do it alone, especially against San Miguel’s terror trio of Alex Cabagnot, Chris Ross, and Marcio Lassiter.RR Garcia has emerged as Castro’s best backcourt partner in the semis series, but Roger Pogoy, Ryan Reyes, and Kris Rosales must step up as well if TNT seeks to vanquish its fancied foe.Three’s aplentySan Miguel and TNT have embraced the power of three.That’s why it’s no surprise that the two finals protagonists rank in the upper half of the league when it comes to three-point attempts, with the KaTropa at first and the Beermen at third.Though we’ve already mentioned the guards, we haven’t even brought up TNT’s Ranidel de Ocampo, Troy Rosario and Mo Tautuaa, as well as San Miguel’s Arwind Santos and Ronald Tubid.The question now is which team will shoot themselves to the championship and which team will shoot themselves in the foot.Pandora’s boxGiven the star power of both teams, even the slightest of adjustments can make the biggest differences in the long run.And for coaches Leo Austria and Nash Racela, digging deep in their bench could be one of the moves which can swing the momentum to their side. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Racela has already done his, unleashing guys like Garcia and Anthony Semerad to play vital roles in TNT’s semifinals duel against Ginebra.Austria has made the same moves, albeit in a more minimal scale by fielding in Gabby Espinas and Brian Heruela to get some minutes in the Star series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READcenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Cornerstones of their own conglomerates, San Miguel and TNT clash anew as they renew their rivalry, this time in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup trophy.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:51Racela keeps faith in TNT import Joshua Smith00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Corbin wins Money in the Bank; Mahal retains WWE title Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Russell Westbrook agrees to 10-year extension of contract with Jordan Brand—report

first_imgLATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook walks down the court in the final seconds of Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Houston. Houston won 115-111. APRussell Westbrook played the best basketball of his life for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season, winning the 2016 NBA Most Valuable Player award in the process.His efforts on the court have been rewarded, as the spitfire guard will reportedly sign an approximately $200 million 10-year extension with the Jordan Brand.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Rain or Shine fends off Wright, Phoenix MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side 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 Given the enigmatic superstar’s flair for the dramatic—both inside the court and when it comes to fashion—the shoe will be “unlike anything that Jordan Brand has done before.”Furthermore, the Jordan Brand also pledged to support Westbrook’s “Why Not?” Foundation and sweetened the deal with an “ambassador clause,” which would keep him with the company after even after his retirement.  Khristian Ibarrol /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The deal, as per ESPN’s Nick DePaula, will be the most lucrative ever in the history of Jordan athletes.The 28-year-old UCLA product is coming off a five-year deal with NBA legend Michael Jordan’s signature brand, which he signed in 2013.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingWith his stock getting higher after winning the league’s biggest individual award, the Jordan Brand took the opportunity to lock up one of the most sought-after stars in today’s game.Although details of the deal remain scarce, DePaula said Westbrook’s first ever signature line of shoes is also expected to be released. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View commentslast_img read more