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Air Force levels Adamson ahead of PVL Final Four

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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube PROFILES: Gilas Pilipinas Final 12 for Fiba Asia Cup 2017 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Jocemer Tapic’s service ace capped off Air Force’s elimination round campaign while also sending the Lady Falcons to their sixth loss in seven games.Air Force head coach Jasper Jimenez said their three-set win over the Lady Falcons was of utmost importance as they enter the semifinals of the Open Conference, an achievement of some sort considering they finished 2-8 in the Reinforced Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“This is very important for us and we use our previous standing as an inspiration because we were dead last the previous conference,” said Jimenez in Filipino. “So we really pushed ourselves to enter the Final Four.”“My players are confident and I always tell them to never doubt themselves.” MOST READ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Iari Yongco led the Lady Jet Spikers with 14 points while receiving ample support from Joy Cases and Tapic who both finished with 10 points.Jema Galanza carried the Lady Falcons as she finished with 14 points while the next best offensive output was from Christine Soyud and Rizza Cruz who had six points apiece.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhilippine Air Force shot down Adamson University in just three sets, 25-22, 25-16, 25-21, in its final preliminary game in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Jet Spikers will glide to the Final Four with a 5-2 record and will wait for the result of the game between league-leaders Creamline and Pocari Sweat to see what seed they’ll end up in.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

UAAP Season 81 Starting 5: Week 3

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first_imgSarr’s numbers weren’t as gaudy as the other centers in this list like Akhuetie and Kouame but his stats were still impressive nonetheless.In the two games Adamson played this week, Sarr had double-doubles in each of those matches where he averaged 11 points and 10.5 rebounds to go along one block. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Bright Akhuetie. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere’s still much to be desired about University of the Philippines’ performance this past week.The Fighting Maroons went 1-1 in their two games, 2-3 overall, but things are still looking rather bright for the State University.Bright Akhuetie has been nothing short of dominant for UP in Week 3 putting up a couple of double-doubles that will strike the fancy of number geeks.The 6-foot-8 center a 20-point, 20-rebound double-double in UP’s 69-68 loss to Adamson University and followed that up with a 19-19 one in his team’s 67-61 victory over De La Salle.Call it any way you can, but Akhuetie’s numbers sure are quirky.ADVERTISEMENT Alvin Pasaol (University of the East, forward)Alviin Pasaol. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe winners’ table is finally complete after University of the East notched its first win of the season after a surprise 25-point beating of Far Eastern University, 90-65.UE’s win snapped its four-game skid and there was no one more responsible for that win than the chunky but downright scary Alvin Pasaol.FEU had no answer for Pasaol when the Red Warrors’ offensive train put up 25 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and tacked five steals.UE did lose its first game of the week, 89-62 against Ateneo, but Pasaol still put up solid numbers in the defeat with 17 points and eight rebounds.Sean Manganti (Adamson University, forward)Sean Manganti. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTalk about making up for a bad game.Sean Manganti was utterly miserable for Adamson when it faced University of Santo Tomas the previous week with his 0-point performance sticking out like a sore thumb in the Soaring Falcons 79-71 win.That terrible outing lit a fire in the lanky forward when he led the Falcons to a perfect 2-0 Week 3 that saw him crush UP’s collective heart with a cold-blooded game-winner for their 69-68 victory.Manganti finished with 18 points against the Fighting Maroons and he followed that up with a 14-point, four-assist, and two-steal line in their 63-58 win over National University. Ahanmisi averaged 13 points for Adamson in its perfect Week 3.Honorable mentionsAngelo Kouame (Ateneo de Manila University, center)Angelo Kouame. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAngelo Kouame experienced the best of both worlds for Ateneo this past week.Usually utilized as a defense-first big man who is rarely used in finishing possessions, Kouame showed that he’s more than a one-dimensional player.Koume had a quiet afternoon during the Blue Eagles’ easy 89-62 win over UE on Wednesday when he put up eight points, 15 rebounds, and two blocks.Three days later, Kouame turned into one of Ateneo’s offensive weapons after he finished with 20 points, 15 rebounds, and four blocks in another Blue Eagles’ 85-53 rout over the Growling Tigers.Papi Sarr (Adamson University, center)Papi Sarr. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s been pretty much all Adamson three weeks into the season.Ahanmisi wasn’t the only consistent fellow for the Soaring Falcons during their perfect Week 3 with reliable big man Papi Sarr also pitching in quality numbers. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The Inquirer Sports’ Starting 5 weekly ranking is based on the players’ individual numbers and their respective team’s outcomes during the competition week.Here are the top players divided into frontcourt and backcourt positions for Week 3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsFrontcourtBright Akhuetie (University of the Philippines, center) Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history This list is back.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES NCAA: Generals post back-to-back wins, oust Chiefs Fun fact, Manganti also scored a game-winner in Season 80 against the Fighting Maroons that resulted in a 73-71 Falcons win.BackcourtJuan Gomez de Liaño (University of the Philippines, guard)Juan Gomez de Liano. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSophomore sorrows seem to have kept its distance from Juan Gomez de Liaño.Season 80’s Rookie of the Year has been balling for UP and this past week saw him continue his stellar play in Season 81.Gomez de Liaño was crucial for the Fighting Maroons’ 1-1 campaign in Week 3 after he averaged 19 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.Jerrick Ahanmisi (Adamson University, guard)Jerrick Ahanmisi. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netManganti may be putting up the dramatics for Adamson but Jerrick Ahanmisi was putting up the quiet support for the Soaring Falcons.Ahanmisi was one of the more consistent scorers for Adamson this past week as he helped guide the Soaring Falcons to a perfect 5-0 record so far in the season.The lanky shooter has lived up to that consistent label so much that he attempted 24 shots, 12 for each game, while converting 11. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerslast_img read more

Role of GMC diminishing – President Granger

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first_imgWith farmers now finding local markets for their products themselves, President David Granger is of the view that the role of the Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC) is diminishing.He explained to reporters on the weekly televised programme – The Public Interest – that when the GMC was first conceived, it was essentially tasked with bridging the gap between market and the producer/farmer. However, that policy has since changed and farmers are now locating and are in contact with the markets themselves.“So the intermediate role of the Guyana Marketing Corporation was diminished and now it depends on the farmers as private entrepreneurs to go to the market directly,” the President stated as he expressed disappointment at the insignificance being given the corporation now.Nevertheless, the Head of State went on to say that it is encouraging that farmers and producers are making contact with markets directly, especially those going to the outlets, like the fish shops, to sell sweet potato, plantain and cassava chips directly to local enterprises.He stated that the Administration is willing to help farmers who want to take a step further and export their produce. The President noted that government wants to work with farmers so that they can access markets in Trinidad, Barbados, Grenada and other parts of the Eastern Caribbean through the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME).“So it is a new area in the sense that the old formula, the old model, had been abandoned and we now have to re-establish ties with our farmers but the farmers have to produce first, we can’t have a market with no production and that’s what we trying to stimulate. We are trying to stimulate production at village level and once that happens, we will be able to assist them in getting markets in the Eastern Caribbean,” the Head of State noted.He added that this is a work in progress and that Minister of Agriculture Noel Holder is exploring ways this can be implemented.However, the President outlined that several bonds were constructed countrywide for farmers to store and packaged their produce for exportation, noting that they are being very underutilised.He specifically mentioned the agro-packaging and export facility located at Parika, East Bank Essequibo, which he told farmers in the area to make full use of, “we have not abandoned the farmers and I told farmers at Parika to start using the facility there more than it is being used at present,” he disclosed while adding that government is willing to set up more storage facilities in other regions, particularly in the hinterland where farmers there have problems with getting their produce to markets.The facility at Parika was commissioned since 2008 as part of the Ministry of Agriculture’s ‘Grow More Food’ campaign under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic regime. It was said to have the capacity to prepare and package an estimated 40,000 pounds of produce for export in a 24-hour period.It has serviced very few exporters and/or farmers to date.Furthermore, the pack house is open to exporters only and an export permit from the GMC is required before the facility can be accessed. (Vahnu Manickchand)last_img read more

Specifications of India-funded ferry being finalised

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first_imgThe Government of Guyana is currently in discussion with two India-based companies to finalise the details for the construction of an ocean-going vessel that would be used to ply the route between Georgetown and the North-West District (NWD) in Region One (Barima-Waini).The Indian Government has made available US$18 million for the ferry. Of this amount, US$8 million will be a grant, while the remaining US$10 million will be a line of credit (LoC) to be repaid within 20 years, with a five-year grace period.Speaking at a press conference late last week, Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, Venkatachalam Mahalingam, told reporters that two Indian companies – Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) and SHOFT Shipyard Pvt Ltd – have already contacted the Guyana Government to iron out the design, construction and supply details.Indian High Commissioner to Guyana,Venkatachalam Mahalingam“They (Guyana Government) are in discussions with these two companies to finalise the specifications of the ferry. Because, first, they have to finalise the specifications of the ferry, and then one of the companies will be given the bid to manufacture the ocean-going vessel,” the Indian diplomat explained.Back in January 2015, former President Donald Ramotar had secured the funding while attending the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Gujrat, India. He had a meeting on the sidelines with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during which the commitment was made.The Guyana Government had previously written to India, requesting funding for a ferry “to help Guyana overcome transportation problems in the northern region.”Back in November 2016, Finance Minister Winston Jordan had signed an agreement with representatives of the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of India at his Main Street, Georgetown, office.Minister Jordan had said the acquisition of the vessel would bring much-needed relief to residents in the area. “These resources will be used to facilitate the construction of the passenger and cargo vessels to provide river transportation to residents plying the route,” he had said, and added that the other two vessels – MV Barima, which was refurbished last year to the tune of $150 million, and Lady Northe Cote – are very aged and in dire need of repairs.Over the years, residents have been complaining about the negative impact of the service on their lives and livelihood. “The construction of this new cargo ferry is expected to provide improved services to those residents who commute regularly between Regions One and Four. This mode of transportation is also expected to provide a number of social and economic benefits to the two regions, and the country as a whole,” the Finance Minister had stated.He added that the new vessel would also allow for passengers and goods to be moved at affordable prices in a safe, secure and reliable environment. “This new ferry vessel will increase efficiency in operation by allowing passengers and freight to be conveyed more swiftly, with fewer delays as a reduction in traffic time. It will allow for greater market access, where the economy of scale will improve through production, distribution and consumption, contributing to the economic growth of Guyana,” the Minister said.Guyana’s other ferry vessel, MV Kimbia, was also docked for repairs last year.last_img read more

Supervisors put squeeze on sheriff

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first_imgWith their chairman calling the Sheriff’s Department a “rogue operation,” Los Angeles County supervisors called Tuesday for an investigation into excessive overtime expenses and whether Sheriff Lee Baca has misused funds designed to upgrade the jails. Board Chairman Zev Yaroslavsky said the supervisors have invested more than $250 million in the $2.1 billion county Sheriff’s Department in the past three years to hire deputies to staff overcrowded jails. But Yaroslavsky said a recent confidential audit indicated that some of those funds may have been redirected. In addition, the department’s overtime costs are projected to hit a record $213 million this fiscal year – $135 million over budget, according to Yaroslavsky and county documents. Officials said the department created nearly 300 unfunded positions, then filled them by paying deputies overtime to work at all seven county jails. “This is a rogue operation,” Yaroslavsky said. “You simply can’t be creating phantom positions, creating 300 positions, and paying for them with overtime without getting any authorization to do that in county government, especially when we appropriated the money and you did not use the money for jail purposes. “I know this is a shot across everybody’s bow. This could be just the tip of the iceberg. You can’t have that kind of management breakdown and not potentially have other problems in other aspects of the organization.” Sheriff fires back Baca did not return a call, but spokesman Steve Whitmore defended the agency against Yaroslavsky’s accusations. “It’s an operation where we report regularly to the board about our budgets and what is going on,” Whitmore said. “We are there every week, and (the supervisors) are fully aware of what we’re doing with our business. … The sheriff has long said the Sheriff’s Department has nothing to hide.” During the supervisors’ meeting, Baca denied the allegations and asked Yaroslavsky to prove his charges. “It’s real easy to get up in front of all of us and say this is what we think is happening and let’s create a big storm out of smoke and mirrors,” Baca said. In a letter last month to Chief Administrative Officer David Janssen, Baca wrote that an increasingly violent jail population has challenged the department. And in an effort to avert federal court intervention in the crowded jails, Baca wrote, managers created 285 unfunded positions, then filled them by paying deputies to work overtime at all seven county facilities. “You have to understand the word `unauthorized,”‘ Supervisor Gloria Molina said. “That’s significant and important. The sheriff, even though he’s an elected official, does not create his own budget. He’s not allowed to create unauthorized positions. Only this board can do that.” Baca wrote that creating the unfunded positions helped quell jail violence. Without paying deputies overtime to do the work, the department could risk federal court intervention. From 2005 to 2006, the number of inmate assaults dropped from 2,527 to 2,158, he said. Meanwhile, jail homicides decreased from six to three, and inmate-staff assaults decreased from 301 to 255, he said. Baca also wrote that he stopped paying overtime for the 285 unfunded jobs Feb. 15. To resume paying overtime, Baca asked Janssen for an additional $12.8 million this fiscal year and $34.4 million more next fiscal year. Yaroslavsky said he was irked by the letter, noting that the board had given Baca $250 million more in the past three years to address jail problems. He noted that Baca’s budget has grown from $1.6 billion in the 2003-04 fiscal year to $1.9 billion last year. He said Baca’s budget has outpaced the overall county budget in the past 10 years, growing an average of 6 percent a year compared with 5 percent. In a follow-up letter to Janssen on Tuesday, Baca wrote that he had identified $7 million in cuts in services and supplies and $6 million in fixed assets to help balance the department’s budget. After emerging from a closed session Tuesday with Baca, Yaroslavsky said Baca also intended to close the budget gap by freezing some expenditures. “He’s not going to come to the general fund for money,” Yaroslavsky said. “That’s the commitment he made to the board and CAO.” Baca defended During the earlier discussion, member Michael D. Antonovich said the Board of Supervisors was to blame for the problems because it had not adequately funded the Sheriff’s Department in prior years. “Due to the failures of this board, we’ve had a large exodus of deputies,” Antonovich said. “Secondly, we have overcrowded conditions in the jails, and it’s not a secret that we had to pay additional overtime.” Antonovich said county supervisors should continue to increase the Sheriff’s Department budget to improve response times in unincorporated areas and to protect the public. “Public safety is the first responsibility of this county, and we need to support public safety and make additional cuts in areas where they impact our ability to ensure public safety,” Antonovich said. Despite efforts to hire 1,000 deputies last year, officials said the department still has 800 vacancies, and every sheriff’s deputy has been working overtime. Floyd Hayhurst, vice president of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, said the supervisors should focus on public safety first. “I don’t know where (Baca) is spending his money, but I know we can’t cut back on the budget when it comes to staffing levels,” Hayhurst said. “It’s going to create a situation where somebody is going to get hurt.” troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Noel Gallagher: This season will be HUGE FAILURE if Man City don’t make top four

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first_imgManchester City superfan Noel Gallagher has told talkSPORT this season will be a ‘massive failure’ if the Blues fail to qualify for next year’s Champions League.It’s been a disastrous end of the season for outgoing manager Manuel Pellegrini, with City bowing out of the Champions League semi-final in pathetic fashion against Real Madrid, while their Premier League top four hopes have also crumbled in recent weeks.A slide in results, claiming just one win in four games, means Man City now need West Ham to beat Manchester United on Tuesday night to keep their chances alive.If United win their final two games of the season, City – who only have one more game to play –  win finish fifth.And Gallagher joined the Sports Bar on Monday night to vent his fury and frustration with the team.“If we end up failing to qualify for the Champions League, this season will be a massive failure – even though we won the League Cup,” the English rock legend and High Flying Birds frontman told talkSPORT.“The fact a top four place is not in our hands is unfathomable.“It’s an absolutely disgrace that City are waiting on West Ham to do us a favour against Manchester United.“And Leicester are 17 points in front of us – that’s just insane!“We’re in big trouble here, because if we don’t qualify for the Champions League, how are we going to attract the players who are rumoured to be coming?“There’s talk of big players coming in the summer, and if they all want to play in the Champions League, are they going to come?“Pep has a massive job on his hands.”Pellegrini had the chance to end his reign at the club with glory, after guiding City to their first ever Champions League semi-final.But, despite playing in what was arguably the biggest game in the club’s history, the Blues’ stars failed to turn up – registering just one shot on target as Real won 1-0 to progress to the final against Atletico Madrid.And Gallagher has plenty to say about that, too.“I was out there in Madrid and the whole thing was just so disappointing, the two legs were really deflating,” he added. “To not muster a shot on target was a pretty damning statistic.“I was walking out of the Bernabeu thinking, ‘I would have rather got beat 5-0’.“If a manager like Mourinho, Klopp or Mancini was on the touchline instead of Pellegrini, would the team have mustered a bit more fight? I think they would have. I’m looked over at the manager during the game, and he’s  stood with his hands in his pockets and I’m just thinking, ‘come on man!’“Who wants to get to the semi-final of the Champions League and finish fifth in the Premier League? No one!“I would have rather gone out in the last-16 and finished third.”last_img read more

Governor unveils revised budget

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first_imgGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled Friday an updated $131 billion budget plan for next year that restores funding for education and social services, pays down California’s debt and does not raise taxes. The plan reflects a nearly $14 billion increase in spending over the current year, buoyed by increased receipts of personal income tax, capital gains, stock options and corporate taxes. “Today I’m a very happy governor,” Schwarzenegger said at a news conference in which he released the budget. “Because of our fantastic economic growth, education is now fully funded. That is a cause for great celebration. “But we’re not out of the woods yet. We still have work to do and we won’t rest until we get rid of the deficit once and for all.” Democrats said they were glad to see the changes Schwarzenegger had made since his January budget, particularly the increased funds for education and social services. They portrayed the budget as one aligned with changes that Democrats had sought in recent legislative hearings. They also believe the governor was considering his own re-election bid later this year in crafting the budget. “This is an election-year budget that is clearly calculated to pacify some of the governor’s critics and get him re-elected,” said Assemblyman Dario Frommer, D-Glendale, the majority leader. “Having said that, we in the Assembly are delighted this budget reflects the priorities Democrats have been pushing for the last two years – including fully funding education, maintaining a strong reserve, and reducing our out-year deficit without severe cuts to the seniors and disabled.” Sen. Wesley Chesbro, D-Santa Rosa, chairman of the Senate Budget committee, cautioned that there are several factors not accounted for in the budget, including new contracts for state employees that are to be negotiated next year and rising costs for health care in the prison system. Also, he said, Democrats would like to see more money going toward health care for uninsured children and other increases in the health and human services budget. But the differences, Chesbro said, are smaller than they have been in past years. Republicans also offered tentative praise. Assemblyman Rick Keene, R-Chico, vice chairman of the Assembly Budget Committee, said he is glad the governor is paying down debt and reducing the structural deficit, but he would have liked to see him go even further. “Overall it’s the right direction,” Keene said. “He’s putting aside money for a rainy day. He is taking care of past obligations. We see those as overall very positive things.” “We just want to see if we can get further down the deficit-repayment path. Because we don’t know how long we’re going to be in this sunny time.” The governor’s budget includes: Overall spending of $131billion and general fund spending of $101 billion. Revenue increases of $4.8billion in 2005-06 and $2.7billion in 2006-07 above the projections made in his January budget. One-time funding of $400million to help hospitals prepare for health emergencies such as pandemic flu. Settling a lawsuit filed by education advocates who contend the governor failed to follow the Proposition 98 guarantees for education. The settlement, subject to legislative approval, includes: $2.9 billion to repay, over a seven-year period, past loans from the education budget; $2 billion added to the 2005-06 education budget and $800 million added to the 2006-07 education budget above the governor’s January projection. The plan also calls for the state to restore $44 million in payments to seniors and the disabled that the governor’s January budget had proposed cutting. The restoration, however, still leaves recipients of Supplemental Security Income receiving less than they hoped. The state is partially maintaining its policy of decreasing a portion of its contributions for the first three months of the year as federal payments increase – meaning the average recipient won’t get an expected $15 a month increase for that period. Advocates for seniors and the disabled were angry that he did not restore all of the SSI funds. Bill Young, a 73-year-old senior activist who receives about $836 a month from SSI, said if he and other seniors don’t receive more financial help, many will end up in assisted-living facilities that will cost the state more than the SSI payments. “It just doesn’t make sense to keep cutting and cutting the lowest-income people,” Young said. “It’s not good economics.” The improving budget comes at a critical time politically for Schwarzenegger. He started the year with low poll ratings after losing all of his special election initiatives in 2005. Then in January he proposed a budget with cuts to social service and health programs that Democrats deemed unacceptable. And then he failed to convince the Legislature to place his massive infrastructure bond on the June ballot. But recently, the governor has begun to rebound, as he abandons the harsh rhetoric of 2005. Legislative leaders, although they mostly negotiated without the governor, recently agreed to place a bond deal on the November ballot. And now Schwarzenegger has proposed a budget that restores many of the cuts that sparked Democratic objections and restores funds to education that had triggered powerful campaigns against him last year by the teachers unions. Now with an improving economy driving a stronger budget, his next test is whether he can convince the Legislature to pass the budget on time in June or only slightly late in July. The constitutional deadline for the Legislature to pass a budget is June 15 and the governor is supposed to sign it by June 30 with the new fiscal year beginning July 1. But the constitution provides no penalties for late budgets, and they have been passed late eight times in the past 10 years. “The system is now accustomed to late budgets,” said Tim Hodson, executive director of the Center for California Studies at the Cal State Sacramento. “But I think if a budget is passed by mid-July, with comparatively little acrimony, he will be able to use that in November.” Staff Writer Ben Baeder contributed to this story. harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsStill, the unexpected revenue growth allows the governor to pay back funds he owed to schools earlier than planned, as well as make early payments on the economic recovery bond debt he incurred in his first year in office. It also allows him to put $2.2 billion in reserve, the highest level since the 1970s. At least one local school official expressed skepticism. “On the front page of the newspaper it looks great and wonderful. I’m very wary of Germans bearing gifts,” said Jim Ballard, assistant superintendent of business services in the Bassett Unified School District. “I’ve heard a lot from this governor, but I’ve not seen a lot. Until I see the color of money, I don’t believe him.” The plan won guarded praise from both Democrats and Republicans, apparently foreshadowing what could be a relatively smooth debate in the Legislature this summer. last_img read more

Celtic star ‘to down tools’, Barca keep up Pogba pursuit, Liverpool man on move?

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first_img moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets TOP WORK Barcelona privately accept that Manchester United will not sell Paul Pogba this month but will continue their interest in the way they also eventually signed Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool last January. They are likely to return in January or even next summer with a vastly improved offer for the 25-year-old and will closely monitor both his mood and his relationship with Jose Mourinho. (Daily Telegraph)Marcos Rojo could be heading for the Old Trafford exit and a loan move to Fenerbahce. Argentinean defender Rojo missed Manchester United’s pre-season tour and was left out of Friday’s squad for the win over Leicester. (The Sun)Dedryck Boyata’s agent has launched a furious attack on Celtic, and suggested the defender will down tools and refuse to play for the club again. The former Manchester City man is unhappy that the Hoops have refused to sell him this summer. FULL STORY HERESimon Mignolet is holding out for a move to Napoli this summer. The Liverpool keeper is now third choice at Anfield behind £67million summer signing Alisson and Loris Karius. The Belgian, who Liverpool value at £9million, has also been linked with a move to Besiktas. (Daily Mirror) Simon Mignolet looks to have played his last game for Liverpool Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVING THE DREAM targets The transfer window in England is closed, but there is still plenty of business being planned.With the transfer window open across Europe until the end of the month, a number of Premier League clubs could yet lose some of their key men.Here’s the latest news, rumours and gossip in Monday’s newspapers and online… REVEALED Latest transfer news on talkSPORT.com RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST IN DEMAND Bakayoko looks set for an early exit from Stamford Bridge center_img Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star getty Manchester City defender Jason Denayer rejected loan moves to Leeds and Celtic last week in an attempt to clinch a permanent £3million transfer to Galatasaray. Manchester City’s forgotten man has had enough of temporary transfers and wants a permanent move to Turkey. (Daily Star)Paris Saint-Germain have agreed a deal worth a reported £33m (€37m) to sign the Schalke defender Thilo Kehrer, with the Germany Under-21 international set for a medical before sealing a move to the Ligue 1 champions. (Guardian)Luciano Spalletti believes Luka Modric is keen on a move to Inter Milan – but does not expect Real Madrid to sell the midfielder before the close of the window. (Daily Mail) Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing But Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is facing a headache – with Mignolet’s fellow goalkeeper Loris Karius also attracting interest. Klopp has to decide which of the pair to sell after Alisson’s £67million arrival and Karius is wanted on loan by Besiktas. (The Sun)David Luiz has been assured he has a big future at Stamford Bridge under new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko is poised to join AC Milan on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal. The 23-year-old has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot at Stamford Bridge since making a £40million switch from Monaco last summer. (The Sun) three-way race Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father All the latest transfer news and rumours 3 3 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 3last_img read more

Redknapp looking to emulate former Everton boss

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first_imgHarry Redknapp is hoping to emulate his friend Joe Royle by saving his side from the drop this season.QPR are still awaiting their first league win of the campaign and after two draws under new manager Redknapp are in danger of being cut adrift at the bottom of the table.Royle, who led Manchester City to the top flight, kept Everton up in dramatic circumstances on the final day of the 1994/95 season and it may take a similar escape act for Rangers to survive.“Joe Royle sent me a text about doing a miracle – like turning water into wine,” Redknapp revealed.“I speak to Joe sometimes. I have had loads of messages from people. Have people said I am mad? Loads of people.“They ask, ‘What are you doing, Harry – are you on drugs?’ But we will give it a go. That is all we can do.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Sorry, Samsung, iPhone Is Not Your Mother’s Smartphone

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first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Note that the more money families make, the more likely they are to buy expensive consumer electronics, so it would make sense that iPhone/iPad usage tends to skew older. At the same time, the largest single demographic for both iPhone and iPad usage is in the 25-34 year old range, as younger adults tend to have more disposable income and desire for the latest products. Does Android skew towards a younger demographic? The numbers might surprise you. According to comScore, 52.4% of all Android users are aged 35 years or older. That is five percentage points higher than the iPhone. Near 55% Android tablets users are also older than 35. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Samsung’s commercials are smart and funny, and they jab at both Apple’s design and manufacturing choices as well the community that embraces the iPhone, who are presented as iSheep.The reason that older people choose the iPhone is that it is considered the easiest smartphone to use. It is familiar, iconic and laden with social status. It’s easy to figure out and, as long as everything works properly, there is not a lot of heading scratching. People ask me all the time what smartphone they should buy. My family gives their friends my phone number and they call me asking what they should get. This is one of the reasons I wrote How To Buy A Smartphone: so I could just point people to one resource that represents my point of view. I do direct different types of people to look into different devices. To mobile app developer types, I often recommend the latest Android Nexus device. I point many tech-savvy, but not developer focused, people toward an HTC/Samsung/Motorola Android device. To non-tech savvy folks that want it to be as easy to figure out as possible, I recommend the iPhone.My mother has an iPhone. You might remember my mother if you are a frequent ReadWriteMobile reader. She reviewed the Nexus 7 tablet and thought it was OK, but wanted to hold out for the iPad Mini. When her friend Patty called me wondering what smartphone to buy, it was a no-brainer to send her to the iPhone because of the ease of use. Patty is in no way tech-savvy, but she recognizes an app when she sees it. But that’s just anecdotal. Is there data that verifies the iPhone’s appeal to fusty oldsters?Behavioral DemographicsSurprisingly, there is little hard demographic data available to the public on iPhone/iPad buyers. Research firm Gartner (which tracks worldwide smartphone shipments by vendor) does not know who is buying these devices. Apple and the mobile carriers like AT&T and Verizon are certainly not giving out demographic information. The best sources are advertisers and marketers. Essentially, any company that specializes in behavioral and demographic targeting.In that vein, the best targeting information comes from companies like comScore that focus on surveys and tracking on behalf of advertisers and publishers. In comScore’s latest data (from Aug. 2012), 47.2% of iPhone users are aged 35 years or older. So those under 35 years old actually make up the majority of iPhone users. For tablets, the iPad skews a little older with 55% of users 35 years old or older. See the charts below. The iPhone owes its ongoing success partly to Apple’s success at making it one of the coolest devices a consumer could buy. But perception is shifting, and now the iPhone is coming to be seen as “your Mom’s smartphone.” At least, that’s what Samsung wants you to believe.The culmination of the crusty-iPhone meme is Samsung’s recent television ad, the latest move in the company’s year-long campaign to damage the hipster-hyped image of the iPhone. The scene takes place in a line on a sidewalk outside what could be an Apple store. The denizens of the line recognize a guy how had switched to a Samsung Galaxy device in a previous commercial. “Hey, you’re back,” they say. He isn’t. Turns out he’s just saving a spot for his exceedingly un-hip parents. Tags:#Android#iPhone#mobile dan rowinski Related Posts So, according to comScore, Android is your mother’s smartphone. The perception apparently does not match up to the reality that Samsung – and many tech pundits, myself included – would have you believe. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more