NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is cute when he gets all sanctimonious. And he’s never been cuter than after the league owners winter meetings this week.Faced with two recent high-profile incidents in which NFL players were accused of mistreating women, Goodell did what he does best — stick his head in an alternate reality.Reuben Foster was a 49ers linebacker until he was arrested on domestic violence charges Nov. 24 at the team hotel in Tampa. It was the second time in less than a year that …
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCJ Perez unleashed a career-high 28 points as Lyceum survived its toughest test yet, escaping San Sebastian, 78-73, to go up 15-0 in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The energetic forward went 3-of-8 from beyond the arc, on top of 10 rebounds, four steals, an assist, and a block to preserve the Pirates’ unbeaten run.ADVERTISEMENT MJ Ayaay proved to be the perfect partner for Perez, getting the job done on the defensive end while tallying 11 markers, seven boards, an assist, a steal, and a block.Jaycee Marcelino chipped in 11 points, none bigger than his game-sealing lay-up with 19.1 seconds to go, along with six rebounds, while Mike Nzeusseu got a double-double of 11 markers and 11 boards in the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I really don’t know how these guys keep on fighting through the pressure and the adversity. Credit goes to the players because they really are the ones making my job easy,” said coach Topex Robinson, whose wards recorded the second-best start in NCAA history next to San Beda’s 16-0 run in Season 86 back in 2010.But it was an uphill battle for Lyceum from the get-go before Perez gave his side a 70-62 lead with 5:07 remaining. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games The Scores:LYCEUM 78 – Perez 28, Ayaay 11, Marcelino JC 11, Nzeusseu 11, Pretta 6, Marcelino JV 5, Ibanez 3, Srrano 2, Caduyac 1, Cinco 0, Baltazar 0, Tansingco 0.SAN SEBASTIAN 73 – Bulanadi 19, Calisaan 13, David 9, Navarro 9, Ilagan 9, Costelo 6, Baetiong 4, Baytan 3, Mercado 1, Calma 0, Are 0, Valdez 0.Quarters: 18-7, 33-27, 52-49, 78-73. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president #KicksStalker: Terrence Romeo makes history with launch of signature shoe ‘TR7’ Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The Golden Stags, though, refused to let go, with Allyn Bulanadi cutting the deficit down to one, 74-73, in the final 1:43.Nzeusseu drilled two freebies on the other end to restore the Lyceum lead back up to three, 76-73, but Jayson David and RK Ilagan botched their attempts in the ensuing possession, giving Jaycee Marcelino a chance to score the game-clinching drive.While he is glad to see the character of his players, Robinson warned his Pirates to stick to the right mindset they approach their final elimination games against Letran, Jose Rizal U, and San Beda.“We really have to be mentally tough. What’s more than physical toughness is the mental aspect of that. At the end of the day, it’s the final score that matters,” he said.Bulanadi carried San Sebastian with 19 points and eight rebounds, while Michael Calisaan had 13 markers and 11 boards in the losing effort.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Spain Lopetegui extends Spain contract Joe Wright 18:57 5/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Spain World Cup La Roja’s manager has extended his contract to 2020, meaning he will oversee qualifying for the next European Championship Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui has signed a new contract that will run until 2020, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has confirmed.The 51-year-old has agreed to a fresh deal that will see him lead the team during their qualifying campaign for Euro 2020.Lopetegui, who succeeded Vicente del Bosque in July 2016, has only failed to win five of his 18 matches in charge of his country. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “We’ve worked hard during the last two years and we’ll continue working the same way,” he said.Luis Rubiales, the new president of the RFEF, added: “There is a mutual trust and we’re going forward with every excitement.”All the management are very happy to be able to seal this agreement.”Spain won nine and drew one of their 10 World Cup qualifiers under Lopetegui, scoring 36 goals and conceding only three.They were held to consecutive friendly draws by Russia and Germany before thrashing Argentina 6-1 in their most recent match in Madrid in March.The 2010 world champions begin their World Cup campaign against Portugal on June 15, and will also face Morocco and Iran in Group B.
APTN National NewsAfter years of legal wrangling a preliminary hearing started Tuesday in Ottawa looking into whether Canada discriminates against First Nation children living on reserves.That’s a claim advanced by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations.The allegation is that Ottawa shortchanges children on reserves when it comes to providing services.The result is more First Nation children are in care compared to off-reserve children.Both sides argued Tuesday over the ground rules for the hearing and about witnesses.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has this story.
The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — Lululemon Athletica Inc. says it earned $94.4 million in its third quarter, up from the $72.3 million it made the year before.The Vancouver-based apparel company says its earnings per diluted share amounted to 71 cents per share, compared to 43 cents per share in the third quarter of 2017.According to Thomson Reuters Eikon, Lululemon beat analyst expectations, which suggested the company would report a $92.5 million profit.Lululemon says its total net revenue increased by 21 per cent to $747.7 million and was primarily fuelled by the opening of 38 new stores across Asia, Europe, Canada and Australia.The increase in net revenue was partially offset by a decrease of $9.3 million, caused by the foreign exchange rate and the closure of 48 of its Ivivva brand stores.Meanwhile the company’s e-commerce efforts netted it $476.9 million, compared to $425.1 million the year before.
“But if you flip that switch that many times, it gets stuck on and you’re always at that level of agitation or awareness.”Swan was on his day off in Kelowna, B.C., in May 2016 when he got a call from work telling him to get back to Fort McMurray, where a fierce wildfire was rapidly spreading.Unbeknownst to him at the time, his PTSD was in full force.Swan was assigned to watch over a pharmacist who stayed behind during the city-wide evacuation to fill prescriptions. Swan said he would have been better off keeping busy fighting the blaze. Swan has also complained to the Alberta Human Rights Commission.The allegations against Syncrude have not been proven in court and the company has not yet filed a statement of defence.Swan, 44, began working for Syncrude in 2002 as a heavy equipment operator at its vast mining operation north of Fort McMurray, Alta. In 2007, he joined the company’s fire department, which sometimes responds to calls in the surrounding community.“I was really good at it and loved it,” Swan said in an interview, a black lab named Jack who he’s training to be a service dog, at his feet.Swan said his PTSD built up over time and there was no single event that triggered it. On the job he had to deal with anything from injuries and illnesses to an explosion on site, he said.He said his adrenaline would ramp up every time and it was like flipping on a light. CALGARY, A.B. – A lawsuit filed by a former firefighter and paramedic against Syncrude Canada claims the oilsands giant wrongfully denied him benefits and fired him after he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder related to his job.Mike Swan is seeking damages for lost compensation and benefits, improper paycheque deductions and in lieu of reasonable notice, says a statement of claim filed Dec. 19 in Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.The suit is also asking for “moral or aggravated damages for bad faith throughout the employment relationship” as well as punitive damages. “I remember feeling like I was vibrating, like there was nothing worse to me than not actually fighting the fire, and sitting in that parking lot just breathing smoke in.”Swan said the tipping point was when his then-fiancee left him, telling him she never knew what would set him off. His captain found him crying by an ambulance at work and suggested he get help through a company program.“It was useless. They wanted me to eat a salad and get some sleep.”His own psychologist, saying he’d likely had it for years, diagnosed Swan with severe PTSD in March 2017.At first, Swan thought he’d be back on the job after a few weeks.But the following May, his psychologist recommended he get full-time treatment, so he went off work.The statement of claim says Swan received the proper benefits and compensation until October 2017, when a mix-up at the Workers’ Compensation Board led to him losing a week of benefits and top-up pay.Then, in February of 2018, Syncrude told Swan he had to return to work within a week, even though his care team and the WCB did not think he was ready, the lawsuit claims. The statement of claim alleges his benefits and top-up payments were again suspended and improper deductions were made from his paycheque.The suit is seeking a declaration that Syncrude’s actions amounted to constructive dismissal.Syncrude fired Swan on Sept. 20 in what the lawsuit claims was wrongful dismissal.Company spokesman Will Gibson declined to comment on Swan’s specific case, but said “Syncrude values and supports its employees.”Swan said his disputes with Syncrude have worsened his mental health at a time when he should have been focused on getting better.He said he’ll never work as a firefighter or paramedic again because of his condition and he’s exploring retraining options through the WCB.The ordeal has ruined him financially, he added. His sister, with whom he’s been living in Calgary, has set up a GoFundMe page to help with legal and medical bills.“Think about every mental-health campaign that’s going on right now. What are they telling us? Put your hand up. Ask for help,” he said.“I asked for help. I’m still asking for help.”
Secretary-General Ban shows off his metro card. At left is Yukio Takasu, UN Under-Secretary-General for Management. UN Photo/Mark Garten While taking the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) number 6 underground train to meet with Mayor Bill de Blasio, Secretary-General Ban is greeted by a fellow passenger. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon exchanges gift with Mayor Bill de Blasio at City Hall. UN Photo/Mark Garten “Big cities like New York generate and create some problems, but at this home of innovation, we can find solutions from this great city,” declared the UN chief following a meeting with Mayor de Blasio this afternoon at City Hall in downtown Manhattan.The Secretary-General welcomed the Mayors’ pledge for making New York a “green” city and also his framework for sustainable cities, which Mr. Ban flagged as a “very important innovative initiative.”With these and other measures in mind, Mr. Ban said he has invited Mayor de Blasio to the UN climate change summit, which will be held at Headquarters on 23 September. “I hope you will bring your ambitious visions for climate change to the Member States, so that the many cities around the world can emulate your leadership and vision,” he told the city’s top political official.“And I really appreciate your initiative in organizing New York Climate Week,” continued Mr. Ban, pledging to participate during the event.He went on to say that he and the Mayor, who assumed his post on 1 January 2014, had discussed a host of other issues, including, how large cities and the wider United Nations can work on emergency preparedness and also on reducing risks from disasters. On his way to meet with Mayor Bill de Blasio on the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) number 6 underground train, Secretary-General Ban takes time out to sign an autograph. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with Mayor Bill de Blasio at City Hall. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with Mayor Bill de Blasio at City Hall. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with Mayor Bill de Blasio and other New York City officials, at City Hall. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon exchanges gift with Mayor Bill de Blasio at City Hall. UN Photo/Mark Garten ‹ › “I’m very glad that the Office of Emergency Management of New York City and the United Nations Emergency Preparedness Support Team have already been working very closely on this matter,” said the Secretary-General adding that the UN has also tried to be helpful with post Super Storm Sandy recovery.Mr. Ban said the United Nations draws great inspiration from its home in New York. “UN staff love living here because like New Yorkers, they are wonderfully diverse. New York is the city that never sleeps; the United Nations works around the clock, around the world, to address global challenges.”Looking beyond Manhattan’s famed skyline, the UN chief said that at a time of “test and transformation for the entire world” the UN is working to end the bloodshed in Syria, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Mali and Libya, and also working very hard to help de-escalate tension in Ukraine.“This is something which we have discussed during our meeting and you can count on us. At the same time, we count on the [United States] US leadership of President Barack Obama and other world leaders on these matters,” said Mr. Ban, expressing determination to deepen global foundations of peace and security through our efforts to advance development, create decent jobs and protect human rights.“I know these are among the hopes and hallmarks of your new administration,” he told Mayor de Blasio, adding that success in New York can send a powerful message around the world because you are a centre for economy, social development and innovation. “You know the famous saying: if you can make it here, you’ll make it anywhere,” declared Mr. Ban.
Brock University’s Board of Trustees is seeking one new ongoing staff representative to serve a three-year term on the Board.The general bylaws of the Board of Trustees specify that the Board shall include two ongoing staff members, elected by the ongoing staff of the University, serving staggered three-year terms.As of July 1, 2017, there will be one ongoing staff vacancy on the Board.The University Secretariat will hold elections in May to select one representative from the ongoing staff for a three-year term commencing July 1, 2017.All ongoing staff of the University are eligible to serve, except those who report directly to the President or to a Vice-President. Nomination forms are available on the University Secretariat election website.The nomination form must be signed by at least three members of the ongoing staff and the nominee. The nomination form must be submitted in person, by interoffice mail or by e-mail to email@example.com, no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 28. The Office of the University Secretariat is located in ST1107.The election will be done by electronic voting, with the exception of those without an active e-mail address, who will receive a paper ballot.Voting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10 and will close at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24.All eligible voters will receive an e-mail to their Brock e-mail account with a link to a secure electronic ballot. Those without an active e-mail account will receive a paper ballot which must be returned to the Office of the University Secretariat. Each voter may vote for one candidate as there is only one vacancy. The candidate leading the poll will be declared elected to the three-year term.Contact Chabriol Colebatch, Secretary to the University, at ext. 3335 if you have any questions.
Instagram is warning users of popular social media management tools like Buffer and Hootsuite that their accounts have been ‘compromised’ (FB) Alex Rodriguez just sold his Hollywood Hills mansion at a loss — take a look inside the $4.4 million ‘experimental’ home he bought from Meryl Streep Democratic Party donor Ed Buck is charged with running a drug den after 2 men died of meth overdoses in his house Cristiano Ronaldo says the best goal he ever scored still wasn’t as good as sex with his girlfriend THE REALITY OF air travel in the 21st century is that flying economy is unpleasant.Airlines are cutting service and packing planes to improve razor thin profit margins, while flights aren’t getting any shorter.If you don’t have the cash or the points to secure an upgrade, there are ways to make flying more pleasant, but they depend on everyone’s cooperation.To play your part, we’ve put together a list of 13 basic rules of etiquette, based on our own flying experiences and some expert opinions.They cover everything from how to get through security, to whether or not you should recline your seat, to getting off the plane politely and efficiently.Follow them, and your flight might just be bearable — as long as everyone else does, too.1. Remember how security worksThis is all about thinking a few steps ahead, so you get through the screening process as quickly as possible.Before you get to the x-ray machine, take everything out of your pockets. Put it all in your bag, or the pocket of a coat that you’ll put through the machine.When you belongings come out, collect them quickly and move to a spot where you’re not blocking anyone. Then you can put your shoes and belt on.2. Don’t hog the overhead binIn the era of checked bag fees, carry-on space is at a premium. If you have two carry-on bags, keep the smaller one at your feet.And, as the flight attendants will likely remind you, don’t take up someone else’s space by putting your bag in the bin horizontally.3. Don’t fight the flight attendants over electronicsThe ban on the use of electronic devices during takeoff and landing may be absurd (and soon to be done away with) but that doesn’t mean it’s not a rule.Furthermore, the flight attendants didn’t create it. Giving them a hard time is obnoxious, and just delays the plane getting to cruising altitude, when you can finally get back to Words with Friends.4. If you must recline, do it carefullyThe right to recline one’s seat is a topic of debate, but we say, if the seat goes back, take advantage.Gary Leff, who writes the blog View from the Wing, argees, but told Business Insider that “some courtesy is appropriate.” To preserve his own space, he once gave a young girl $5 (with her mother’s permission) in exchange for not reclining her seat, an original solution.If you don’t want to open your wallet, make sure to look behind you before you recline. Maybe warn the fellow traveler whose space you are about to invade, so they can hang onto their drink or adjust their laptop.And stay upright during meals.You don’t want this to happen:via CNN/YouTube5. Keep your children in check (when that’s an option)Both flights and misbehaving children can induce headaches. Together, they are almost certain to.Parents, make an extra effort to keep your kids in check. You may be exhausted, but they are your responsibility.For passengers with complaints: Talk to the parents, don’t scold the kid. It’s not your place to correct the behavior of a stranger’s child, and you’re likely to annoy the only people who can stop the kicking of your seat.NBC Travel columnist James Wysong adds a plea for patience: “Have a heart. Sometimes kids just unravel — no matter how hard you try. Besides, you were a kid once, too.”As for babies, they’re not ‘misbehaving’ when they cry. It’s just what we do.6. Don’t get hammeredHaving a few drinks is a fine way to pass the time, but keep yourself in check.You open the door to annoying everyone around you, reeking of booze, and needing to get up to use the lavatory every 20 minutes.And you could end up like the Icelandair passenger who was taped to his seat after drunkenly grabbing women, choking other passengers, and screaming that the plane was going to crash.7. Middle seat gets the armrestsUnlike the passengers in the aisle or window seats, whoever’s in the middle seat has no room to stretch their feet or rest their head.In our opinion, it’s only fair to yield them both of the armrests. In 2011, the Wall Street Journal asked a panel of six experts to weigh in: five agreed with our take.Only etiquette expert Anne Post disagreed: “There is no innate winner of the arm-rest battle. If I’m in the middle seat, I try to claim one. They are not both yours for the duration.”Budge up, ladies. Stock pic of airline passengers via Shutterstock.8. Consider your odourObviously, bad body odour is a terrible thing to inflict on your fellow passengers. Take a shower before heading to the airport if possible, and use deodorant.But keep in mind that overly strong cologne or perfume can be as unpleasant as BO in close quarters.9. Don’t force anyone to talk to youIf you feel like striking up a conversation, go ahead. You can meet new and interesting people, and maybe make the experience of air travel a bit more pleasant.But if the other person is clearly not engaged, let it drop: Many people just want to endure the flight in silence, but will likely be too polite to just ignore you.On the other hand, if someone starts talking to you and you don’t feel like chatting, be polite, but make it clear you have other things to do. You can open a book, slowly put your headphones on, or just conk out.NBC’s Wyson makes another point: Even if you and your neighbour are having a great chat, your neighbours may not appreciate it: “If your conversation with a willing neighbour goes on for more than 10 minutes, take it to the back of the airplane.”10. Only get up at convenient timesThink ahead when planning your bathroom breaks. If you see a flight attendant with a cart in the aisle, stay put.You could easily end up with the cart between you and your seat. Depending on the flight attendant, you’ll be stuck in the aisle until the service is complete, or delay service so the cart can back up and you can sit back down.It goes without saying that getting up before the dinner trays have been collected is taboo. Otherwise, your neighbour has to juggle all of this to let you past:trindade.joao / Creative Commons11. Think about how you choose to sleepIf you’re in the aisle or middle seat, sitting diagonally or sprawled across others’ leg space is unacceptable. You leave whoever is next to you but no choice to wake you up if they need to get into the aisle.12. Respect the lavatoryThis one’s simple: Don’t take a lot of time, and don’t make a mess. There are probably people waiting to get in there, and they deserve a clean lavatory as much as you do.That being said, the lavatory is unlikely to be very clean, which brings up another point: Don’t try to join the Mile High Club. Not only is it inappropriate, you’re exposing yourself to germs.An a flight attendant said in a Reddit Ask Me Anything, “Let me tell you something, those toilets are FILTHY. Absolute FILTH.”13. Get off the plane politely and efficientlyRemember that everyone is as eager to get off the plane as you are. Don’t crowd into the aisle if there isn’t room, and let everyone ahead of you get out before making a move.You’ll have plenty of time to prepare before it’s your turn to exit, so make sure you have everything, and that you don’t take any more time than you need to.- Alex DaviesThis gadget prevents plane seat in front of you from reclining… but is it fair to use it?>
L’iPad autorisé en IsraëlIsraël – Les autorités ont décidé de lever l’interdiction qui empêchait l’iPad d’être utilisé sur le territoire israélien. Vingt appareils avaient, à cause d’elle, été confisqués par les douanes.Israël autorise désormais l’importation de l’iPad sur son territoire. Depuis deux semaines, les douanes confisquaient systématiquement tout appareil importé. Les tablettes Apple étaient saisies par crainte d’interférences avec d’autres appareils sans fil. L’iPad était ainsi suspecté de ne pas respecter les fréquences sans fil en vigueur.Cette mesure a été abandonnée grâce aux conclusions rendues par les experts du gouvernement qui ont enquêté auprès d’Apple, d’un laboratoire spécialisé et des États européens.Le 26 avril 2010 à 11:18 • Emmanuel Perrin