Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRod Ebondo once again brandished his dominant form to pull Centro Escolar University to a huge 91-85 victory over Zark’s Burger-Lyceum and help preserve its immaculate record in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Tuesday at Marikina Sports Center.The Congolese big man was unstoppable in the paint as he fired 33 points, 20 rebounds, three assists, two steals, and two blocks to keep the Scorpions’ 3-0 record intact.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Ebondo punctuated the victory with a slam as CJ Perez misfired on the other end.Perez shot 7-of-20 from the field, but still led his side with 17 points and eight rebounds as Zark’s-Lyceum (4-2) saw its four-game winning streak stopped.Jaycee Marcelino had 15 markers and seven rebounds as the Jawbreakers kept fighting despite the absence of Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu, who suffered an ankle sprain early in the first quarter.The Scores:CEU 91 — Ebondo 33, Aquino 18, Wamar 9, Arim 6, Cruz 6, Fuentes 6, Caballero 4, Guinitaran 3, Manlangit 2, Opiso 2, Veron 2, Saber 0.ADVERTISEMENT Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 3 NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 85 — Perez 17, Jc. Marcelino 15, Jv. Marcelino 10, Serrano 10, Yong 9, Liwag 6, Caduyac 5, Ibañez 5, Tansingco 4, Nzeusseu 2, Santos 2, Baltazar 0, Pretta 0.Quarters: 26-26, 50-44, 69-69, 91-85. AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Art Aquino added 18 markers and six boards, while also drawing a solid outing from Orlan Wamar, who had nine points, five rebounds, and three assists.“We’re so happy that we’re able to win against LPU. I’m very thankful to the players because we really worked hard in this game,” said coach Yong Garcia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt was a tight battle up to the last two minutes with the game tied at 84 when CEU stamped its class over Zark’s-Lyceum and took advantage of the opposition’s poor endgame execution as Art Aquino gave his side the 86-84 lead.Nino Ibañez could only muster a split from the foul line with 32.5 seconds left, but Jaycee Marcelino could not keep the ball on the Jawbreakers’ side, leading to a Wamar three-point play off of a foul from Jaycee Marcelino, 89-85 in the last 25.9 ticks. View comments
27. Alex de Minaur, Australia28. Lucas Pouille, France29. Gilles Simon, France30. Gael Monfils, France31. Steve Johnson, United States32. Philipp Kohlschreiber, GermanyWomen’s Singles1. Simona Halep, Romania2. Angelique Kerber, Germany3. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Schrock in awe Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Serbia’s Novak Djokovic returns the ball to South Africa’s Kevin Anderson during the final match of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)MELBOURNE, Australia — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep, as expected, were given the No. 1 seedings on Thursday when the Australian Open announced its singles seedings list.Defending champion Roger Federer is seeded No. 3 after Rafael Nadal, while women’s defending singles champion Caroline Wozniacki, who beat Halep in last year’s final at Melbourne Park, is No. 3 behind second-seeded and 2016 champion Angelique Kerber.ADVERTISEMENT 4. Naomi Osaka, Japan5. Sloane Stephens, United States6. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine7. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic8. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic9. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands10. Daria Kasatkina, Russia11. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus12. Elise Mertens, Belgium13. Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño 7. Dominic Thiem, Austria8. Kei Nishikori, Japan9. John Isner, United States10. Karen Khachanov, Russia11. Borna Coric, Croatia12. Fabio Fognini, Italy13. Kyle Edmund, Britain14. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece15. Daniil Medvedev, Russia16. Milos Raonic, Canada 17. Marco Cecchinato, Italy18. Diego Schwartzman, Argentina19. Nikoloz Basilashvili, Georgia20. GrigorDimitrov, Bulgaria21. David Goffin, Belgium22. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain23. Pablo Carreno Busta, Spain24. HyeonChung, South Korea25. Denis Shapovalov, Canada26. Fernando Verdasco, Spain 14. Julia Goerges, Germany15. Ashleigh Barty, Australia16. Serena Williams, United States17. Madison Keys, United States18. Garbine Muguruza, Spain19. Caroline Garcia, France20. Anett Kontaveit, Estonia21. Wang Qiang, China22. JelenaOstapenko, Latvia23. Carla Suárez Navarro, Spain MOST READ 2. Rafael Nadal, Spain3. Roger Federer, Switzerland4. Alexander Zverev, Germany5. Kevin Anderson, South Africa6. Marin Cilic, CroatiaADVERTISEMENT Serena Williams, who won the Australian Open in 2017 while pregnant with daughter Alexis Olympia, returns as the 16th-seeded player after missing last year’s tournament.Fifth-ranked Juan Martin del Potro will miss the Australian Open while he recovers from a fractured right kneecap.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMen’s Singles1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 24. Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine25. Mihaela Buzarnescu, Romania26. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia27. CamilaGiorgi, Italy28. Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan29. Donna Vekic, Croatia30. Maria Sharapova, Russia31. Petra Martic, Croatia32. Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic
Manchester United have appointed Jose Mourinho as their new manager, Sky Sports News reported on Thursday. (Latest Football stories)The 53-year-old Portuguese replaces Dutchman Louis van Gaal whose two-year reign at Old Trafford ended on Monday, two days after United lifted the FA Cup.The self-styled “Special One”, Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea in December, ending his second spell in charge of the London club. He has also managed Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.While United were yet to confirm anything, the former Red Devils defender Rio Ferdinand posted on Facebook his “congratulations to Jose on being announced manager of the biggest club in the world!”
Bayern München Bayern fined €20,000 for fake notes thrown by fans in Champions League protest Joe Wright 01:07 12/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Bayern München UEFA Champions League Anderlecht v Bayern München Spartak Moskva v Maribor Anderlecht Spartak Moskva Maribor UEFA has taken action against the German giants after supporters used a European meeting with Anderlecht to air their displeasure at ticket prices Bayern Munich have been fined €20,000 after fans threw fake notes on the pitch during a Champions League clash with Anderlecht.Supporters threw rolls of mock-up €500 bills at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in protest against the high cost of tickets.They also held a banner apparently criticising UEFA for their pricing policy, which read: ‘Is your gr€€d now finally satisfied?’. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Travelling fans were angered after some reportedly paid as much as €100 for match tickets.European football’s governing body has decided to fine them after they were charged with throwing objects and displaying illicit banners.Spartak Moscow have also been fined €3,000 for setting off fireworks in their draw with Maribor.
SASKATOON – Uranium miner Cameco Corp. says it has indefinitely extended production suspensions at its McArthur River and Key Lake operations, and will lay off hundreds of employees.The company said last November that the closures were expected to last 10 months, but now says the uranium market has not improved enough to restart the sites.The closure in January of the McArthur River mine and Key Lake processing plant put 845 people temporarily out of work.Cameco says the indefinite extension of the shut-down means it will permanently lay off about 550 employees, while 200 will remain on board for care and maintenance.The company says it will also cut about 150 positions at its corporate office, including employees and vacancies, to further cut costs.News of the job cuts comes as the company reports a net loss of $76 million for the second quarter, compared to a net loss of $2 million for the same period last year.
New York – For Muslims in America, especially New Yorkers, the announcement that Eid ul Adha will fall on September 12 was a welcome relief.Many imams and Muslim community leaders were concerned that the Eid would fall on the 15th anniversary of the downing of four buildings of the World Trade Center complex on September 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 people were killed and 6,000 injured in what is noted as the worst terrorist attack in modern history.“At least it doesn’t give an excuse for the Islam haters to falsely claim that Muslims were celebrating on 9/11,” said Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on Islamic Relations told Reuters. “That was the concern.” CAIR, like many Islamic advocacy groups in the United States, has been seeing an uptick in hate crimes against Muslims. There have been numerous reports of hijab-clad Muslimahs being harassed or assaulted, Muslim shopkeepers assaulted, mosques being defaced and slayings.In New York City, Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55 and his assistant Thara Uddin, 64, were both shot execution-style in the back of the head in broad daylight after leaving the mosque in Cypress Hills, a neighborhood in Queens last month. Both were Muslims from Bangladesh and had just finished the afternoon prayer.The lunar calendar month begins with the sighting of the new moon. The Eid al Adha is celebrated on the tenth day of the month of Dhul Hijjah.Muslims worldwide will slaughter sheep, goats, camels or what they can afford to remember the Prophet Abraham’s act of faith in attempting to slaughter his son, Ishmael in accordance to God’s commandment.Nearly 700,000 have traveled to Mecca to observe the rites of Haj, the fifth pillar of Islam, in which all Muslims make the pilgrimage to Mecca in their lifetimes or, at least, make the intention.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Assembly voted Wednesday to cap rent increases for many tenants as America’s most populous state faces a housing crunch.A bill, which now goes to the state Senate, would prohibit landlords from raising rent more than 7% plus inflation over the course of a year. The bill would not apply to newer housing or to landlords with fewer than 10 single-family homes and it would expire in 2023.The bill’s author, Democratic Assemblyman David Chiu, said the measure will protect tenants from what he called rent gouging.But the bill faced persistent opposition, including from Realtors, prompting some last-minute concessions narrowing the bill to win over critics.Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom called on lawmakers in his State of the State Address this year to pass legislation protecting tenants.Andrew Oxford, The Associated Press
Separately two Indian Navy ships, INS Sutlej and INS Sunanya, have brought to Sri Lanka inflatable boats, outboard motors, generator sets, tarpaulins, diving equipment, medical supplies, consumables, rations, drinking water and water purification tablets.The Government had this week sought urgent foreign assistance as the death toll from the floods and landslides rose and the number of displaced also increased. Japan and India have sent water purification tablets and inflatable boats as part of the urgent relief supplies to assist the families affected by the severe weather in Sri Lanka.The Foreign Ministry said that Japan has sent emergency relief items through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), including blankets, plastic sheets, sleeping pads, polyethylene water tanks, water tanks, water purifiers, generators, electrical cables and electric plugs. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera briefed the diplomatic community on the disaster situation and on the urgent requirements.Several countries, including China, India, Pakistan and the US have offered assistance to Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) A Foreign Ministry spokesman said that a technical team has also been sent from Japan to conduct rapid assessments. Meanwhile an Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft transported tents, tarpaulin sheets, water filters, life straws, electric generators, emergency lamps, torches, rain coats, umbrellas, folding mattresses, inflatable boats with outboard motors and medication against epidemics for 10,000 people.
© UNICEF/BindraVehicle emissions, diesel generators, the burning of biomass and garbage have all contributed to poor air quality in Lagos Lagoon in Nigeria. (file 2016)The UN expert reiterated his recommended measures for reducing air pollution, contained in a report presented to the UN Human Rights Council in March. These include monitoring air quality and impacts on human health; assessing sources of air pollution; establishing air quality legislation; and developing air quality action plans. “In celebration of World Environment Day, I urge States to take bold action to beat air pollution, improve health, address climate change, and fulfill their human rights obligations,” the expert said. World Environment Day, celebrated since 1974, is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect the environment. It is organized around a theme that addresses a particularly pressing environmental concern. In a video message released ahead of the Day, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that, as well as claiming millions of lives every year, and damaging children’s development, many air pollutants are also causing global warming. Mr. Guterres called climate change an “existential threat,” and pressed the international community to “tax pollution, not people” and stop building coal plants. Ahead of the 2019 World Environment Day on Wednesday, which has air pollution as its theme, David Boyd, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, called on states to take urgent action to improve air quality in order to fulfill their human rights obligations. Air pollution is a deadly, man-made problem, responsible for the early deaths of some seven million people every year, around 600,000 of whom are children. It is estimated that 90 per cent of the world’s population breathe polluted air. Every five seconds, somebody around the world dies prematurely as a result. In a statement, Mr. Boyd said that uncontaminated air is a core component of the right to a healthy environment, together with clean water and adequate sanitation, healthy and sustainably produced food, a non-toxic environment, healthy biodiversity and a safe climate. “The right to a healthy environment is fundamental to human well-being and is legally recognized by over 150 States at the national and regional levels. It should be globally reaffirmed to ensure the enjoyment of this right by everyone, everywhere while upholding the human rights principles of universality and non-discrimination.” Mr. Boyd described the efforts of China, host of this year’s World Environment Day, to tackle air pollution, as a “success story.” Although the Chinese capital, Beijing, has become synonymous with dirty air over the past few decades, a concerted effort by local and regional authorities has seen an improved situation in recent years, with the concentration of fine particulates – the tiny, invisible airborne particles that are largely responsible for deaths and illnesses from air pollution – falling by a third.
Maryland junior running back Ty Johnson (6) runs the ball during a game agaisnt Howard University. Credit: Courtesy of Maryland AthleticsLocation: College Park, Maryland2016 record: 6-7 (3-6)Head Coach: D.J. Durkin2017 record: 2-0All-time record vs. OSU: 0-3What Has Happened Thus Far In 2017?Maryland played spoiler to Texas’ home opener with an impressive 51-41 win. The Terrapins entered as 18.5 point underdogs and left with a signature win for a football program that has been constantly overlooked. Unfortunately, the Terrapins lost their starting quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome to a season-ending ACL injury late in the third quarter of the Texas game, which means the Terrapins must now rely on true freshman Kasim Hill to lead the offense for the rest of their season. In Week 2, Maryland defeated Towson, 63-17. Impact PlayerJunior running back Ty Johnson has the potential to be one of the best runners in the Big Ten. As a sophomore, Johnson led the Terrapins in rushing with 1,004 total yards, six touchdowns while averaging 9.1 yards per carry. In the offseason, Johnson was named to the 2017 Doak Walker Award Watch List. Against Texas, Johnson ran for 132 yards on just 12 carries including one touchdown. Johnson needs to continue his strong performances if Maryland wants to be relevant in the Big Ten.StrengthsThe backbone of the Terrapins’ offense is its ground game. Last year, its running game was ranked in the top 50 in the country. Johnson and Lorenzo Harrison are the scoring catalysts for Maryland this season and pose as legitimate threats to any opponent they play. Johnson is coming off a strong sophomore season, and Harrison was a highly touted recruit with the potential to be the future star of Maryland football.WeaknessesThe loss of Pigrome means the Terrapins have a question mark at the quarterback position. Coach D.J. Durkin and his coaching staff face a unique challenge, as they now have to prepare for Hill to start the rest of their games. Moreover, the former four-star recruit will have only one more game to adjust to the college level before Maryland opens Big Ten play with back-to-back away games against Minnesota and Ohio State. Hill’s performance will be something to keep an eye on as the Terrapins progress through their season.
Europe : consensus sur le bœuf aux hormones canadien L’Union Européenne et le Canada ont fini par s’entendre sur la question du bœuf aux hormones. Il reste pour le moment interdit au sein de l’Union mais le Canada renonce à ses représailles douanières contre l’Europe. Rapporté par l’AFP, un communiqué fait part de la décision qui a été prise : “La Commission européenne et le Canada ont signé aujourd’hui un protocole d’accord concernant leur vieille dispute sur le bœuf traité aux hormones. Le protocole met en place une feuille de route qui, si elle est confirmée, apportera une solution temporaire au différend”. À lire aussiQuand un panda s’attaque à un bonhomme de neige au CanadaDepuis les années 1980, l’Europe bloque la vente du boeuf aux hormones, notamment canadien, estimant qu’il pourrait représenter un danger pour la santé des consommateurs. Une interdiction à laquelle le Canada avait répondu dès 1999 en surtaxant les produits en provenance de l’UE. Le consensus constitue donc un premier pas qui permettra à l’Europe d’exporter ses produits vers le Canada sans que celui-ci ne continue à appliquer des sanctions douanières. En échange de cet assouplissement, le Canada obtient le droit d’exporter vers l’UE davantage de viande de bœufs non traités aux hormones de croissance. D’ici août 2012, le Canada se verra ainsi autorisé à exporter 1 500 tonnes de viande supplémentaires. Quantité qui sera susceptible de passer à 3 200 tonnes en 2013 selon l’AFP. Ce n’est que dans deux ans que les deux parties feront le point afin de trancher : cette décision deviendra alors permanente ou sera révisée.Le 19 mars 2011 à 12:02 • Maxime Lambert
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Jurgen Klopp is wary of the threat posed by Jamie Vardy in Wednesday’s Premier League game.Vardy has an excellent record against the Reds with seven goals in his last meetings against them in the Premier League.The former England international has scored more goals against Liverpool than any other club and has scored in his last two visits to Anfield.And Klopp reckons his defence will have to be on form to stop the striker from finding the net again.“He’s quality, the speed he has and the finishing skills he has,” Klopp told reporters via FourFourTwo on Tuesday. “A few times we made it easy for him – Lucas Leiva, did he get an assist for that goal? So I would have scored that goal!“But Jamie is a fantastic striker really, each fibre of his body is on this decisive situation. He always waits for the ball over the shoulder and is always more involved in defending than in the past, but this doesn’t make it easy to defend against him.“He’s a massive threat, to be honest, but he’s not the only one in that team. [James] Maddison – really, really good player. Not only from set pieces, a fine footballer.Mo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.Stunning work from Robbo. 💪Well-taken by Sadio. ⚽️Our opener 🆚 @LCFC earlier this season. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/2LRl1TaDoC— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 28, 2019“[Demarai] Gray, [Ricardo] Pereira, a lot of really quality players. [Marc] Albrighton. Experienced and in tune with all the other players, or very skilful and quick. Having [Ben] Chilwell make the left flank up and down, it makes it all interesting.“I don’t know why Jamie has such a good record against us. I would say minus one goal because that was the only one I thought he shouldn’t have scored.“The best one I think he scored when they won the title, he got the ball on the halfway line and shot pretty much [immediately], yeah that was a good year for them. Very, very good player and that’s the main reason why he is such a threat.”
New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August It was subsequently speculated at the time that all six would likely be granted further concession extensions beyond 2022 to give the incoming government more time to formulate its policies for a public tender.But Chui rejected those claims when pressed by Legislator Leong Sun Iok during a Legislative Assembly session on Thursday, stating the government already has “enough conditions” and plenty of time to launch a public tender well before 2022.Providing the first real insight into the government’s plans for a tender, the Chief Executive pointed to the development of both gaming and non-gaming facilities, continuing to prioritize local gaming workers over foreigners and pursuing Macau’s goal to become a World Center for Tourism and Leisure.Chui’s second five-year term as Chief Executive will come to an end on 19 December, meaning he will by law make way for a new leader of the SAR.Among those in contention to take his place is current President of the Legislative Assembly Ho Iat Seng, who announced on Thursday his intention to run for Chief Eexecutive. RelatedPosts Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Load More Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On has poured cold water on the prospects of the government extending the gaming concessions of Macau’s six licensed gaming operators beyond their 2022 expiry, stating it was already advanced enough to launch a public tender before that time.His comments, as reported by Macau News Agency, follow the recent extension of the gaming concessions of Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. (SJM) and MGM Grand Paradise, S.A (MGM), originally due to expire in 2020, until 26 June 2022, bringing them in line with the other four operators.
The city of Unalaska is falling behind on construction of a new wastewater treatment plant — and they could face up to $200,000 in federal fines as a result.The city’s supposed to have the plant’s chlorination and dechlorination system online by the end of the year. In mid-November, the city is supposed to make a formal request to Alaska regulators to start operating that system.All those deadlines were set by the Environmental Protection Agency, which sued the city for improper sewage discharge in 2011. As part of their settlement, Unalaska agreed to build a new wastewater plant, in line with national standards.City manager Chris Hladick says the chlorine system’s an important part of the upgrade: “The chlorine kills the E. Coli, you take the chlorine out, and it goes out in the ocean.”But the city isn’t going to have the equipment ready on time. At this point, Hladick says it could take more than 100 days past the deadline before the city is ready to get permission to run its new chlorine system.That will push the entire project forward — and according to the city’s settlement with the EPA, the agency has the option to fine the city for every day they’re late.Hladick hopes they might avoid the fines if they can get back on track to meet their final deadline, getting the whole plant up and running by the end of 2015.The contractor that’s building the wastewater plant is blaming the current delays on shoddy preparatory work done at the site last year by Advanced Blasting of Wasilla. That pushed the construction schedule forward — and costs from it are stacking up.If the EPA decides to fine the city, Hladick says they may seek payment from Advanced Blasting to cover the costs.
Former Alaska legislator Andrew Halcro has filed a letter of intent to run for mayor of Anchorage.Download AudioHalcro filed the letter, signaling his interest in seeking the post, with the Alaska Public Offices Commission on Friday.Halcro is a former state representative who unsuccessfully ran for governor as an independent against Republican Sarah Palin in 2006. He currently serves as president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.The field of candidates for mayor already includes former Anchorage Assembly Chairman Dan Coffey, current Assembly member Amy Demboski and former Assembly member Paul Bauer.
Related posts:NOT GUILTY: 7 men acquitted of murder of Costa Rica sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora United Nations, environmental groups condemn verdict in Jairo Mora murder case 7 alleged poachers to stand trial Monday for Costa Rica conservationist’s murder Video of turtle torture highlights common practice in Costa Rica The Jairo Mora Sandoval Award will be given annually to marine conservationists who display bravery and courage while protecting species and the environment. Haime Luna/The Tico TimesThis story is developing – follow ticotimes.net for updates. LIMÓN — On Monday judges in the Caribbean port city of Limón decided to postpone the start of a much-anticipated trial for seven men accused of murdering Costa Rican sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora last year, because one of the defendants was medically unable to attend. The trial was temporarily rescheduled for Thursday, but after consulting a state medical expert, judges on Wednesday delayed the start of the trial again to Monday, Nov. 3.According to the attorney for Mora’s family, Rodrigo Araya, defendant Ernesto Enrique Centeno is in quarantine at Sandoval prison with chicken pox. Centeno was among seven suspected turtle poachers arrested in July 2013 and accused of killing Mora, a 26-year-old sea turtle conservationist, on the Caribbean coast’s Moín Beach, north of Limón. In the same attack, the suspects also allegedly kidnapped four foreign volunteers. Centeno and several of the same defendants also are being tried on charges that they kidnapped and raped another victim, and kidnapped her husband and two young nephews on Moín Beach a week before Mora’s killing.For more recommended reading, see our special reports: Why Jairo died and Little has changed 1 year after slaying of Costa Rica conservationist Jairo Mora. Facebook Comments
Emirates has announced it will launch a daily service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on 15 December 2016, serving the South Florida area, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and West Palm Beach. This will be Emirates’ 11th passenger route in the United States.The airline will operate a GE-powered US-built Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in a three-class configuration on the route, offering eight First Class suites, 42 Business Class lie-flat beds and 216 Economy Class seats for travellers, and up to 15 tonnes of bellyhold cargo for shippers.“Fort Lauderdale and Miami are two of America’s most exciting destinations for leisure and business travel,” said Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline. “Broward County and Dade County combined to host more than 25 million visitors last year, mainly from the United States and Latin America.”He added: “We anticipate our service will contribute to the economy of South Florida by bringing new travellers to the area from across our route network, at the same time offering greater competitive choice for consumers and new one-stop passenger and air cargo connectivity for the region to the global destinations that we serve. We launched our non-stop Dubai-Orlando service roughly a year ago and its strong performance encouraged us to select Fort Lauderdale as our 11th US destination.”“Broward County is honored that Emirates airline has selected FLL as their gateway to our vibrant and exciting destination,” said Marty Kiar, Broward County Mayor. “This non-stop service will allow world travellers to experience our sun-drenched beaches to the majestic beauty of the Everglades and all the sensational attractions of a cosmopolitan area. Additionally, our residents can now explore the Middle East and the other 150 plus cities served by this world class airline.”“Amid seemingly endless airline consolidation and diminishing value for travellers, this new service from Emirates is a welcome development,” said US Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. “When international airlines open new routes to US airports, providing supply where there is previously unmet demand, both flyers and local economies benefit enormously from higher customer service standards and the good, non-exportable jobs fuelled by increased travel. We hope to see more of this type of service expansion, which provides a much-needed infusion of connectivity and healthy competition into our aviation market.”