February 22, 2020
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first_imgKawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines hitter Isa Molde said Saturday their off-court issues have no space when they come inside the four lines of the volleyball mat of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.The Lady Maroons have been in the middle of the public’s curiosity for the past fortnight when head coach Jerry Yee flip flopped on his decision to resign from his post.ADVERTISEMENT “This is where our maturity should come in because we should be able to handle these types of situations,” said Molde in Filipino after their victory over the Power Smashers 25-17, 21-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-11, At Filoil Flying V Centre.“When we step inside the court we won’t bring our problems off of it.”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’Yee, back in July 15, said he would leave UP but upon talking with school officials he decided to stay.This air of uncertainty hovered over the Lady Maroons and when Yee said he’ll be back, the team felt, Molde said, relieved because of the development. LATEST STORIES 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Surcenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ “Of course that lifted our morale because we didn’t know what exactly was happening with coach and we were caught off guard that he would be resigning,” said Molde.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Belo back in action for Elite, admits still groping for form Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgRelated posts:Airport police arrest U.S. woman with 61 pouches of cocaine At last, the new Liberia airport terminal opens for business At the airport, Costa Rican soccer fans greet U.S. team with heckling, egg tossing Costa Rica to improve bad weather safety procedures at San José airport From the print editionLIBERIA, Guanacaste – You’ve heard talk of the new terminal at Liberia’s Daniel Oduber International Airport for years. Now travelers flying into the provincial capital of Guanacaste have access to a state-of-the-art facility that will help boost regional development. Those comments were part of speech delivered by Johnny Leiva, of the Liberian Tourism Chamber, during a tour of the airport last weekend.In January, after months of delay, the $41 million project by concessionaire Coriport S.A. unveiled a modern terminal adjacent to the old one. At one end, sunburned travelers departed dressed in sun hats and shirts depicting tree frogs with the “pura vida” mantra. Passengers arrived at the other end of the building, where they quickly stripped off sweaters when they felt the humid Guanacaste heat.In 2009, Coriport S.A. was awarded a 20-year concession to design, construct and operate the new terminal (TT, Nov. 16, 2011). The concession also includes development and management of the existing terminal.Before the renovation, only eight international and two domestic airlines operated out of the cramped terminal, which only accommodated about 900 passengers at a time.Now, business looks good and Francisco Cordero, the airport’s general manager, said it’s only getting better as airlines wanting to open flights to Liberia continue submitting requests. Last month, Copa Airlines announced a new direct flight to Liberia from Panama. The added flights begin June 24 and will operate on Thursdays and Sundays.“With Copa Airline’s Panama flights, we can welcome all of South America to the Guanacaste region,” Cordero said. Two other airlines are in discussion with airport officials to open lines there before the end of the year.The new 23,000-meter terminal increases the airport’s capacity by 20 percent, and its staff by 100 new employees. Other new facets include a VIP lounge, a plethora of sparkling shops between four departure gates, decorative fountains, regional art and a special security check-in for passengers requiring private departures and arrivals.“We can only measure small aspects of the impact the airport is having on the region with the number of people we employ and how many travelers pass though,” Cordero said. “It’s impossible to quantify the direct return elsewhere, but it’s more than significant.”Fourteen airlines, including commercial and charters flights, service Liberia, and 10-15 flights depart daily. Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays are the busiest travel days. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_img February 1, 2017 555 Views Steven MnuchinSteven Mnuchin, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Treasury, moved closer to a full Senate vote on his confirmation after all.Following a second day of protest by Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee, the Republicans on the committee voted to bypass the rules requiring the Democrats to be present for a vote to move a candidate to the next round.The GOP senators voted 14 to zero to advance both Mnuchin and Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Tom Price to the Senate for a final confirmation vote.The Republican members of the Committee used a parliamentary procedure to hold the vote without the participation of the Democratic members.”We took some unprecedented actions today due to the unprecedented obstruction on the part of our colleagues,” Sen. Orrin Hatch, the chair of the committee, said.Hatch on Tuesday called the Democrats’ efforts to stall a vote on Mnuchin “abysmal” and “amazingly stupid,” excoriating them to return and give Mnuchin an up-or-down vote.Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), the ranking member on the Senate Finance Committee, accused Republicans of “breaking the rules” by holding a vote without Democratic input.”I don’t know all the details of what just transpired, but it seems to me the basic proposition of breaking the rule so that you can in effect look the other way in the face of strong evidence of serious ethical problems for two nominees is exceptionally troubling,” Wyden said.Several Democratic senators said they have concerns over Mnuchin, specifically over the use of “robo-signing” during his tenure at OneWest.“I am pleased that Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin will move on to a full Senate vote,” said Ed Delgado, President and CEO of the Five Star Institute and former Wells Fargo and Freddie Mac executive. “However, it is unfortunate that the Senate Finance Committee could not come to this decision unilaterally. If there was ever a time to move forward together as a nation, that time is now.”Paulina Gonzales, executive director of the California Reinvestment Coalition, said she’s opposed Mnuchin’s nomination from the start, saying he intentionally misled the Committee about OneWest’s activities during the housing crisis.“Senator Hatch and the Republicans on the committee sent a clear message to the American public this morning that a presidential nominee need not tell the truth about his record and can still be assured of his nomination being moved forward,” Gonzales said. Voters place our trust in our senators to obtain the truth from presidential nominees about their track records, and in fact, that is the point of confirmation hearings.  Yet at Mr. Mnuchin’s hearing, he lied to the senators about his bank’s well-documented history of robo-signing, he refused to provide information about the numbers of foreclosures he had overseen at OneWest Bank, and, amazingly, he continued this obfuscation twice in his follow up written responses to senators.” Government Steven Mnuchin Treasury 2017-02-01 Phil Banker Sharecenter_img GOP Suspends Rules, Advances Mnuchin Vote in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Newslast_img read more

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