Filipino government bans deployment of OFWs to Dominica

first_imgFilipino nurses. Image via: Caribbean News NowDominica has been named among countries that the government of the Philippines claim cannot guarantee protection of the rights of migrant workers.The Philippines government has announced a ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to eleven countries in the Caribbean including Dominica.The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) last week adopted the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to stop the deployment of OFWs to countries that lack laws to protect their rights. The deployment ban decision was made to comply with the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act or Republic Act (RA) 10022, which only allows the government to send Filipinos to “countries where the rights of Filipino migrant workers are protected.”Philippine Embassies and/or Missions have certified that the following host countries in the Caribbean are not compliant with guarantees for the protection of the rights of migrant workers: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Haiti, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos Islands and US Virgin Islands.Dominica Vibes News 34 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share LocalNews Filipino government bans deployment of OFWs to Dominica by: – November 8, 2011last_img read more

4 persons arrested over ‘pusoy’

first_imgILOILO City – Four persons landed injail after police caught them playing the illegal card game pusoy.  Antonio Biñas, Arman Casipe with hisbrothers Roberto, and Francisco were arrested Friday in Barangay Mapili, SanEnrique, Iloilo. Officers of the municipal police stationrecovered from them a set of playing card and bet money which amounted to P623.center_img The suspects were detained and facingcharges./PNlast_img

Doak delighted with European win

first_img First-half tries from Darren Cave and Ruan Pienaar were supplemented by scores in the second 40 minutes by Tommy Bowe, with skipper Rory Best delivering the bonus try. “We knew what we needed to get done and I’m very happy with that,” said Doak. Press Association “Credit to the guys, they stuck at it. When we played territory we put them under pressure and got the scores on the board. “We got the bonus point and it keeps us in the mix and if we can pick something up (over there) it means the last two games could be in better reach than the first two were. “A few boys aren’t looking good for next week and we’ll have to see how they come through over the next 48 hours,” the Ulster coach added regarding the injury enforced departures of Stuart Olding, Stuart McCloskey, Franco van der Merwe, Nick Williams and Wiehahn Herbst. “With the conditions, I thought it was going to be difficult but we had a couple of nice plays off set plays. “It was key we got the bonus and it gives us a fighting chance next time. “We talked about getting four wins to at least get us there or thereabouts.” Meanwhile, Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac was very disappointed after the defeat left them bottom of Pool Three ahead of Sunday week’s return clash with Ulster. He said: “We came here with a view to getting the points and a win and made too many mistakes in terms of our defence. “In penalty count it was probably 16-6 or 17-6 against us and that let us down. And two yellow cards with 14 points in the first one and that hurt obviously and the second one didn’t warrant a penalty let alone a yellow card.” center_img Coach Neil Doak hailed Ulster’s efforts in a 24-9 bonus-point victory over the Scarlets which delivered a first European Rugby Champions Cup win and kept their campaign alive.last_img read more

Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized

first_imgSeveral reports are stating the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been taken to a hospital for treatment for a possible infection.Spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg released a statement about Ginsburg’s condition saying:“Justice Ginsburg was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning for treatment of a possible infection,”Arberg said. ” She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. last night after experiencing fever and chills. She underwent an endoscopic procedure at John Hopkins this afternoon to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed last August. The Justice is resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment.”No other information has been given at this time.last_img read more

India Open, Syed Modi International Super 300 tournaments cancelled

first_imgNEW DELHI: The India Open Super 500 and the Syed Modi International Super 300 tournaments were on Thursday cancelled by the Badminton World Federation in its adjusted calendar to salvage a season thrown haywire by the COVID-19 pandemic.The India Open, which was originally scheduled in March, was to be held from December 8 to 13 in New Delhi and Syed Modi was slated for November 17 to 22 in Lucknow in the previously revised calendar. “The Badminton World Federation (BWF) will implement an adjusted tournament calendar for the HSBC BWF World Tour in 2020,” the world body said in a statement. “The TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2020 in Aarhus, Denmark will remain part of the international tournament calendar and will proceed on the planned dates of 3-11 October 2020. “All remaining HSBC BWF World Tour tournaments on the calendar will no longer take place at the dates and locations originally listed.” The badminton season has been on hold after the All England Championship in March. Agencies Also Watch: Tea Tribes Demand Holiday on ‘Karam Parab’, Stage Cultural Protestlast_img read more

MBB : Fair’s dunk wows teammates; Jackson left off All-Big East 1st team

first_img Published on March 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments To Brandon Triche, shades of Dwight Howard surfaced. The Syracuse guard Triche watched from the SU bench as C.J. Fair skied.With 3:36 left in Syracuse’s 48-point destruction of DePaul, Fair leapt from the left side of the Syracuse baseline. In Triche’s eyes, he became the Orlando Magic center dubbed the NBA’s ‘Superman.’ Yards away from the student section, the 6-foot-8 freshman Fair sent the students, as well as the rest of the 28,086 in the Carrier Dome, into hysteria. Launching over DePaul forward Tony Freeland, Fair scored two points on Syracuse’s ninth and final dunk of the game.It was a finale Fair envisioned and carried out after he told SU forward James Southerland he would be running the left lane on the SU fast break with a full head of steam on that exact play.‘I didn’t initially know I made the dunk until I saw everybody going crazy,’ Fair said. ‘I just knew I was going to get a dunk because the play before I told James on defense, ‘I want to get this side so I can run this lane.”Fair physically threw the ball downward into the Syracuse basket — his hand never touching the rim — to give the Orange its 99th and 100th points in the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd in a game best described as a demolition, Fair’s dunk was the exclamation point on a record-setting performance. It was the best dunk of the game to Triche, in a game with a bevy of them.‘I think it was C.J.’s because he didn’t even dunk it,’ Triche said. ‘He just threw it in, it was kind of Dwight Howard-style. That was better than his earlier dunk. I am expecting that to be at least top four (on SportsCenter) tonight.’Triche’s expectations became a reality, as on ESPN’s Saturday night edition of SportsCenter, Fair’s dunk was No. 2 on their trademark ‘Top 10 plays.’More so than just Fair’s dunk, Saturday was simply a dunk fest. The nine the Orange tallied provided the game with one highlight after another. In comparison, SU hasn’t come close to that number in many previous Big East games, whether at home or on the road.Against St. John’s at Madison Square Garden, SU tallied five dunks. It converted two vs. Seton Hall at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. There were three dunks against Villanova in the Dome and five on the road in Philadelphia. There was only one SU dunk in the overtime win over Rutgers, two vs. Connecticut in Hartford, Conn., and four vs. South Florida in Tampa, Fla.But on Saturday, everybody got involved and rattled the rims. There was the usual from the likes of Kris Joseph, as he finished with two dunks in his typical aesthetic fashion. Rick Jackson had his customary putback slams, and he finished with four dunks.Others chipped in as well, including SU bench players Fair, Southerland and Fab Melo.Fair’s dunk was the showstopper, though.‘I haven’t seen the dunk yet,’ Fair said after the game Saturday. ‘I was looking for it (on television), but I missed it. Hopefully, I get some Top 10 love tonight.’Jackson left off All-Big East first teamA day after departing the Carrier Dome with a trademark offensive and defensive dominant performance in his home swan song, Rick Jackson failed to make the cut.The senior power forward Jackson — whom Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has said is, in his opinion, the best two-way player and inside player in the Big East — was not selected as a first-team all-conference selection Sunday. Jackson, who is averaging 13.1 points per game and leads the conference in rebounds (10.7), field-goal percentage (59.5), blocked shots (2.5) and double-doubles (17), was left off the six-man squad, as voted on by Big East head coaches.Instead, Jackson was selected to the second team.Even with the vote, though, the Big East head coaches could still regard Jackson as the best big man in the league. Not a single inside player made the first team, and Jackson was the only interior player on the second team.Guards and wings dominated the first team as Notre Dame’s Ben Hansbrough, Connecticut’s Kemba Walker, Providence’s Marshon Brooks, Pittsburgh’s Ashton Gibbs, St. John’s Dwight Hardy and Georgetown’s Austin Freeman were selected.The same plaudits that have been there all year for Jackson from Boeheim returned in the SU head coach’s postgame press conference Saturday, a day before the selections were announced.Jackson departed the Dome on Senior Day with a 14-point, seven-rebound performance on 70 percent shooting in 27 minutes played.‘I think he’s the best inside player in the league this year,’ Boeheim said Saturday. ‘He’s led the league in rebounding, field-goal percentage and blocked shots. I think he has had a tremendous year, a tremendous career, really. He’s just been getting better. He gives you everything he’s got, every game. He doesn’t ever come up short.’Jackson’s teammates Kris Joseph and Scoop Jardine made the conference’s third team and honorable mention, respectively.aolivero@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse rules out Davis, Morris II for Georgia Tech

first_img Published on October 17, 2013 at 8:40 pm Contact Trevor: | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse linebacker Dyshawn Davis will not play in Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech, SU Athletics announced in an injury report on Thursday. Davis sprained his right ankle near the end of the first half in SU’s 24-10 win over North Carolina State and missed the remainder of the game. Davis was wearing a boot on his right foot earlier in the week.He said his ankle felt good, but Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer listed Davis as day-to-day throughout the week. In his absence, Josh Kirkland played the second half and finished with three tackles, boosting his season total to 22. “He’s done a good job,” Shafer said of Kirkland during his weekly press conference on Thursday. “He’s got a long way to go and he’ll be the first one to admit that.”George Morris II is also out for the Orange after missing last week’s game. Morris has been SU’s most dependable return man this season, but Prince-Tyson Gulley and Devante McFarlane will likely return kicks in his absence.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

It became the Phillies’ year when Harper signed

first_imgThe MLB has money, and it isn’t afraid to spend a little extra cash if it means keeping a franchise player like Cabrera around. After all, he did become the first Triple Crown winner since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.  Sam Arslanian is a sophomore writing about sports. His column, “Extra Innings,” runs Fridays. First, the price seems comparable to the added value to Phillies will receive. At nearly $25 million per year, Harper’s contract is on par with players like Giancarlo Stanton with the Marlins in 2016.  Philadelphia’s strength is in pitching. The team’s starting rotation is solid all-around with Jake Arrieta, Aaron Nola and Nick Pivetta, to name a few. The squad of slingers posted the league’s ninth-best era, at 4.40 in 2018. But it wasn’t supported by the team’s hitting, as the Phillies had the 15th best in the nation. The Phillies posted an 80-82 record finishing 10 games behind the division-leading Atlanta Braves. Last week, third baseman Manny Machado signed a $300 million contract with the San Diego Padres, signing the most valuable free agent contract in the history of the Major Leagues. It just doesn’t make sense. Machado swallows up anything hit to him and has a cannon for an arm, but he lacks the hitting numbers to make me feel comfortable having him as a part of this roster. The Padres haven’t risen above a .500 record since 2011, and for most of the years since then, they have lacked any semblance of half-decent talent. Don’t get me wrong — I am a Machado fan. Correction: I am a huge Machado fan. As a fielder, Machado is one of the smoothest, most fluid defenders baseball has seen. His web gems consistently fill my Twitter feed, each one more amazing than the last. He’s good, but he is not worth $300 million. His contract makes no sense for so many reasons.  I remember my jaw dropping in 2008 after hearing about the Detroit Tigers’ massive 10-year, $300 million contract with Miguel Cabrera. I was a little kid and Cabby was my hero — I thought he deserved all the money in the world. center_img Second, Harper is in good company. This past season, the Phillies looked like they had a shot to move past their multi-year slump; that didn’t happen, however. The Phillies continued to be the depressing, slightly-below-average team they have been for a while now. In retrospect, I realize just how much money $300 million is. But somehow, it felt like he deserved it. He was a franchise player, the face of the Tigers and an asset to the team.  Harper is one of those guys that makes clutch plays. He is an asset to have on any team and brings a level of swagger to the game that is sure to light a fire under the team and its fan base.  Second, the farm system for the Padres is currently solid and they should have no problem bringing up new talent or acquiring players from other teams to beef up their roster over the coming years. But I don’t see the appeal of hiring Machado to stand out on the diamond alone for a couple years until that happens.  My gut tells me that this is the year they figure it out. Last year, things were new and full of promise. 2019 is the Phillies’ year. In stark contrast, outfielder Bryce Harper finally signed with a team. For $330 million over 13 years, Harper will anchor the outfield at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. This deal makes so much more sense than Machado going to the Padres. last_img read more

Juventus Stand Between Madrid, Historic  Champions League Defence

first_imgDefending champions, Real Madrid are set to make history in today’s UEFA Champions League final at the Cardiff’s Principality Stadium as the Los Blancos are hoping to be the first team in open era to win the competition back-to-back. Standing between them is Juventus, who are craving for a third title in the competition.Defeat to Barcelona in April’s memorable El Clasico ensured a tense finish to La Liga for Real Madrid but seven league wins in a row saw Zinedine Zidane’s men wrap up the title on the final day of the season. The Spanish giants are looking to secure a historic 12th European crown today and will become the first side to defend the Champions League trophy should they win.The big talking point for Real before today is whether Gareth Bale will make the starting line-up in his hometown. The Welshman is struggling for match fitness after an ankle injury and admitted this week that he may not play the full 90 minutes. Isco is most likely to take his place. Real Madrid final Appearances1955/56: Real Madrid 4-3 Stade de Reims Champagne1956/57: Real Madrid 2-0 ACF Fiorentina1957/58: Real Madrid 3-2 AC Milan (aet)1958/59: Real Madrid 2-0 Stade de Reims Champagne1959/60: Real Madrid 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt1961/62: SL Benfica 5-3 Real Madrid1963/64: Inter Milan 3-1 Real Madrid1965/66: Real Madrid 2-1 FK Partizan1980/81: Liverpool FC 1-0 Real Madrid1997/98: Real Madrid 1-0 Juventus1999/00: Real Madrid 3-0 Valencia CF2001/02: Real Madrid 2-1 BayerLeverkusen2013/14: Real Madrid 4-1 Atlético Madrid (aet)2015/16: Madrid 1-1 Atlético Madrid (Madrid win 5-3 on penVenue: Cardiff StadiumTime:  7: 45 pmReferee:  Felix BrychShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Juventus enjoyed a more sedate climax to the Serie A season, cantering home to a sixth successive title as well as winning the Coppa Italia. But for all their domestic success, Juve’s record in Europe is a disappointing one when compared to other big sides across the continent.However, after dispatching Porto, Barcelona and neutrals’ favourites Monaco on the way to the final and with manager Max Allegri having a fully fit squad to pick from, Juve will fancy their chances of picking up a third European crown.After turning 32 earlier this season, many questioned whether the Portuguese forward was past his best. While less likely to roam around the pitch and dominate the play as in his younger days, Ronaldo has now adapted his game to become one of the best poachers in Europe.After notching 49 goals in as many appearances this season there would be no better way to prove the doubters wrong and cement his place as favourite for a fifth Ballon d’Or with a man of the match performance and a winners’ medal today.It has been 19 years since these sides met in the Champions League final in Amsterdam. Real ran out 1-0 winners thanks to second-half strike from Predrag Mijatovic.Zinedine Zidane, who played in midfield for Juve that day, will be hoping his evening turns out differently today. Meanwhile, at 39 years of age, Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon can look back on a career where he has won almost everything there is to win in the game – except for the Champions League title.Today Buffon, the finest goalkeeper of his generation, can add the medal he misses the most if his Juventus team can overcome the 11-time European champions and make him the oldest player to win the continent’s top prize.At club level, Buffon got off to a winning start, claiming the Uefa Cup and the Italian Cup with Parma in 1999. With Juventus he has won the Italian league ‘scudetto’ 10 times, although two of those titles were later rescinded following investigations.In the colours of the national team, under the guidance of his former Juve coach Marcello Lippi, Buffon won the World Cup with the Azzurri in 2006, making up for the disappointment of missing out on Italy’s European Championship success in 2000 due to injury.Twice the keeper has been in the final of the Champions League but both times the Bianconeri went home as runners-up – to AC Milan on penalties in Manchester in 2003 and against Barcelona in Berlin two years ago.But his brilliance as a keeper is widely recognised and his enthusiasm for the game and his warm personality have made him hugely popular with his peers of all clubs and nationalities.“If they weren’t up against Madrid, I would want him to win the Champions with all my heart,” former Real keeper Iker Casillas said this week.“He deserves it – Gigi shouldn’t end his career without a Champions League,” added the Spaniard, currently with Portuguese club Porto.Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi has no mixed feelings in rooting for a Buffon and Juventus win.“I think Juventus will win the Champions League. I want them to do it for Gigi Buffon,” he said recently.The keeper himself has made no secret of the fact that he desperately wants that missing medal.“It would mean a lot for me. It would be the greatest joy of my career, together with the World Cup, because it would almost be a reward – the end of a very difficult road paved by bravery, stubbornness and hard work.“I have always wanted to win it and I have always been convinced that I can do it together with my team, the fans, my colleagues,” he said.With just one year left on his contract at Juventus and his 40th birthday on the horizon, this might be the Tuscan’s last chance to taste that joy.  Match Facts• This match is a repeat of the 1998 final in Amsterdam, won 1-0 by Real Madrid against a Juventus .• Juve have won the trophy twice, in 1985 and 1996, but have lost in the final six times – more than any other club.• Juventus have won nine and drawn three of their 12 games in this season’s competition, and are seeking to become the first team to lift the trophy unbeaten since Manchester United in 2007/08.• Madrid and Juve will both be competing in their sixth UEFA Champions League final, equalling AC Milan’s record.• Madrid have won all five of their UEFA Champions League finals, a record number of wins, while Juve have lost the fixture more times than any other.• This is a ninth European Cup final appearance for Juventus, who have lost their last four. Overall their record is W2 L6:• Gianluigi Buffon is the sole survivor of Juventus’s 2003 final appearance in their 2016/17 squad.• Buffon, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Claudio Marchisio all started the 2015 final for Juve, with Stefano Sturaro an unused substitute. Giorgio Chiellini missed out through injury.• Sami Khedira was part of the victorious Real Madrid team in 2014; he, Mario Mandžukić, a winner with Bayern the previous year, and Dani Alves (Barcelona 2009, 2011, 2015) could join the list of 13 players to win the UEFA Champions League with two different clubs.• Mandžukić and Juve’s 2015 final goalscorer, Álvaro Morata, could both join the list of two players to score for different clubs in the European Cup final: only Velibor Vasović (FK Partizan 1966, Ajax 1969) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid 2014) have previously managed it.• Madrid want to become the first side to make a successful UEFA Champions League title defence. They are the fifth reigning champions to return to the final the following season.• No team have won the European Cup in successive seasons since Milan (1989, 1990).• Zidane is also attempting to become the first coach to win the UEFA Champions League two years running, while Sergio Ramos is seeking to become the first captain to lift the UEFA Champions League trophy in consecutive seasons.• Ronaldo (2008, 2014) and Ramos (2014, 2016) could become the first players to score in three UEFA Champions League finals. Ronaldo and Ramos are two of five players to have scored in two finals, along with Raúl González (2000, 2002), Samuel Eto’o (2006, 2009) and Lionel Messi (2009, 2011), a list that Marcelo and Gareth Bale – who both netted in 2014 – and Morata, on target for Juve in 2015, could join this season.Juventus Final Appearances1972/73: AFC Ajax 1-0 Juventus1982/83: Hamburger SV 1-0 Juventus1984/85: Juventus 1-0 Liverpool FC1995/96: Juventus 1-1 AFC Ajax (Juventus win 4-2 on pens)1996/97: Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Juventus1997/98: Juventus 0-1 Real Madrid CF2002/03: Juventus 0-0 AC Milan (Milan win 3-2 on pens)2014/15: Juventus 1-3 FC Barcelonalast_img read more

Upbeat Falcons Land in Rennes for Clash with France

first_imgWOMEN’S WORLD CUPIt was a spirited Nigeria delegation that flew into the city of Rennes on Thursday morning from Grenoble, venue of their 2-0 defeat of Korea Republic on Wednesday at the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup.The party was much more enlivened than the group that proceeded quietly and without ceremony from Reims to Grenoble, following the 3-0 spanking by Norway on Saturday. Players and officials are upbeat at their Best Western Plus Hotel Isidore in Rennes. The team had light training session an hour after arrival, with the eleven players who started against Korea Republic using the gymnasium while the others went running in the hotel premises.The Super Falcons have a few days to rest and train hard for Monday’s clash with host nation France at the 28,000-capacity Roazhon Park in Rennes.Rennes, located 55 kilometres south of the English Channel, is the largest city in the Brittany region, and with a population of over 200,000 people, is the 11th most populous city in France.A draw in Monday’s encounter will most certainty see the African champions qualify for the Round of 16 at the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more