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Treñas mulls P500 daily wage for job hires

first_img“Saaton mga traffic aides kag police auxiliary, palihogobra gid sang insakto. Indi kamo magkakulba nga dakpon ang mga nagalapas saaton polisiya kag laye,” said Treñas. The PSTMO has 293 traffic aides and100 police auxiliaries. Mayor Jerry Treñas announced he hadstarted looking for funds for the increase in the job hires’ pay. The mayor recently met with thepersonnel – mostly job hires – of the Public Safety and TransportationManagement Office (PSTMO) and urged them to properly enforce traffic rules andregulations. “Let us make it easier for the people to avail themselves of the city government’s services,” says Mayor Jerry Treñas during the recent launching of Iloilo City’s 82nd Charter Day celebration. Treñas vowed to convert thecompensation of the traffic aides from the current honorarium to a daily wagejust like those of the job hires. While waiting for the pay hike, helpmake the city a better place, he told the job hires after yesterday’sflag-raising ceremony in front of city hall.center_img The city mayor distributed caps andreflectorized vests to the traffic aides. He would soon be providing them withraincoats, the mayor added. ILOILO City – From their current P400daily wage, city government job hires may be getting P500 beginning next year. “Kinahanglanko man kamo atipanon sang maayo para mangin maayo man ang inyo pagserbisyo sapubliko,” he stressed. The PSTMO also oversees the operationof the Task Force on Anti-Squatting and Illegal Structures, the body leadingthe clearing of roads and sidewalks of obstructions./PNlast_img read more

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United put Rooney in the picture

first_imgManchester United have increased the pressure on Wayne Rooney by using his image to promote next month’s friendly against AIK Solna in Stockholm. On Monday, United manager David Moyes confirmed Rooney was on track to feature in the game after responding well to treatment on the hamstring injury that forced him to fly home from the club’s pre-season tour less than 24 hours after his arrival. Although the player wants to leave United, preferably for Chelsea, the Red Devils have insisted Rooney is not for sale. And by using Rooney to promote the game in Sweden on August 6, with the word ‘Back’ superimposed over his image and his shirt number 10 on a picture posted on Twitter, the club appear to be making a significant point. With two years remaining on his contract, Rooney is hardly in a position not to travel, although there have been suggestions he may opt to force the issue by handing in a transfer request. There is also the possibility United’s stance may soften should they succeed in their pursuit of Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas. Rooney’s fellow striker Robin van Persie did travel to Osaka with his team-mates on Wednesday despite picking up a thigh injury in Tuesday’s surprise defeat to J League outfit Yokohama F Marinos. Meanwhile, Jonny Evans has revealed he has become a football obsessive in order to make sure he is not left behind in the battle for a first-team spot at Old Trafford. Speaking to Press Association Sport during United’s tour of the Far East and Australia, the Northern Ireland international said: “For me, the last couple of years has been about learning how to live right off the pitch. “My focus has been solely about football. When I wake up in the morning it is the first thing I think about. “I take time and think about how I am going to improve. Press Association “It becomes an obsession. I get up two hours earlier than I used to. I get into training earlier and go to the gym. “I understand there is a fine line. I like to play golf. I like to spend time with my wife. I don’t overkill it. As soon as I have finished training I try to relax. “But I have a routine which I have worked hard at and which works for me.” last_img read more

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Kent Spitfires upset reigning champions Red Force by five wickets

first_imgNORTH SOUND, Antigua, (CMC) – Reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force produced a limp performance as they slumped to a five-wicket defeat to Kent Spitfires in their second game of the Regional Super50 here yesterday.Sent in at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium, Red Force could only muster a 193 all out off 48.3 overs, with all-rounder Roshon Primus top-scoring with 60, opener Kyle Hope getting 43 and Nicholas Alexis, 28.Seamer Ivan Thomas was the best bowler with four for 51 while left-arm spinner Imran Qayyum (2-33) and veteran pacer Darren Stevens (2-39) supported with two wickets apiece.Kent were never threatened in reply as opener Sean Dickson struck a brisk 56 off 67 deliveries to inspire the English County side to victory in the 37th over.The right-hander struck seven fours and posted 85 for the first wicket with Daniel Bell-Drummond whose 35 came from 60 with four fours.Both openers fell within 19 runs of each other, the 23-year-old Bell-Drummond lbw to leg-spinner Imran Khan in the 19th over and Dickson caught at square leg by Lewis off Jason Mohammed.Stevens then blasted a quick-fire 43 off 36 balls with four fours and two sixes, putting on 67 for the third wicket with captain Sam Northeast who stroked a busy 31 from 40 balls.The partnership effectively condemned Red Force to defeat and even though Kent lost three quick wickets for seven runs as seamer Ravi Rampauls struck late, the damage was already done.Rampaul led Red Force with three for 46.Red Force had earlier struggled to find their footing, and were never comfortably placed at any stage during their innings.They were struggling at 43 for three after Evin Lewis (12), Kjorn Ottley (0) and Mohammed (0) perished cheaply, and it was left to the rookie Primus to rally the innings with his maiden half-century at this level.He punched eight fours in a 72-ball innings, adding 45 for the fourth wicket with Hope who counted five fours in an 83-ball knock, and a further 65 for the fifth wicket with Alexis.However, the late order acceleration never came as Red Force lost their last six wickets for 40 runs.E Lewis c wkp Rouse b Thomas 12K Hope c Stevens b Haggett 43K Ottley c wkp Rouse b Stevens 0J Mohammed lbw b Stevens 0R Primus b Qayyum 60N Alexis b Thomas 28*+D Ramdin c Stevens b Thomas 0Imran Khan c Gidman b Thomas 16R Emrit lbw b Qayyum 1R Rampaul b Gidman 13S Gabriel not out 1Extras (lb4, nb1, w14) 19TOTAL (all out, 48.3 overs) 193Fall of wickets: 1-38, 2-43, 3-43, 4-88, 5-153, 6-156, 7-157, 8-158, 9-185, 10-193.Bowling: Haggett 9-0-26-1 Thomas 9.3-0-51-4, Gidman 10-1-40-1, Stevens 10-0-39-2, Qayyum 10-2-33-2.KENTD Bell-Drummond lbw b Imran Khan 35S Dickson c Lewis b Mohammed 56*S Northeast b Rampaul 31D Stevens c (sub) Pierre b Rampaul 43W Gidman c wkp Ramdin b Rampaul 0A Blake not out 22A Ball not out 0Extras (lb3, w3, nb1) 7TOTAL (5 wkts, 36.1 overs) 194Did not bat: +A Rouse, C Haggett, Imran Qayyum, I Thomas.Fall of wickets: 1-85, 2-104, 3-171, 4-171, 5-178.Bowling: Rampaul 8-0-46-3, Gabriel 5-1-15-0, Primus 3-0-24-0, Emrit 6-0-28-0, Imran Khan 9-0-51-1, Mohammed 5.1-0-27-1.last_img read more

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Tennis News I already won two years ago: Petra Kvitova sums up incredible journey after losing in Australian Open final

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Regardless of the result, what Kvitova calls her “second career” post-attack is back on track. She put together an 11-match winning streak on the way to the final, including a title in Brisbane, and did not drop a set on her way to the decider at Melbourne Park.             Her run to the final will lift her to number two in the world rankings, behind only Osaka, equalling the career high position she reached after winning her first Wimbledon title in 2011. Such a comeback appeared unthinkable after the December 2016 attack.       Australian media this week published gruesome photographs of her injured hand, with the flesh sliced open and the tip of the index finger almost cut off. She said she did not know if she would ever hold a racquet again.”It’s not 100 percent and never will be. It’s just how it is,” she said. “I’m just trying to take maximum from the minimum. I feel great. I’m playing great tennis. I don’t think that I could really imagine at the time being this kind of player again.” Petra Kvitova has won Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014.Kvitova’s left hand was damaged in a knife attack in 2016.Naomi Osaka became 2nd Asian tennis player to win Australian Open. highlights Melbourne : Comeback queen Petra Kvitova said she was hurting but still felt like a winner after going down guns blazing against Japan’s Naomi Osaka Saturday in an epic clash for the Australian Open crown. The Czech two-time Wimbledon champion overcame incredible odds to even play tennis again after a knife attack damaged her racquet hand in late 2016. Doctors had given her only a 10 percent chance of returning to the sport and Kvitova said reaching the final of the season-opening Grand Slam was an achievement in itself. “It’s hurting a lot today, I wanted to win and have the trophy,” the 28-year-old said after the 7-6 (7/2), 5-7, 6-4 defeat. “But I think I already won two years ago. So for me, it’s crazy. I can hardly believe that I just played in a Grand Slam final again. I’ve been through many, many things, not really great ones.”                The Czech said she had her chances against Osaka and the 2hr 27min final hinged on a few key moments. She was unable to convert five break points in the first set but forced a tie-break, only for Osaka to run away with it. Kvitova then summoned her renowned fighting spirit to survive three championship points as she trailed 3-5 in the second, forcing a decider.              “I was thinking that if I turn it around, probably (momentum) it’s on my side. In the end, it wasn’t,” she said after Osaka rallied to take a decisive break in the third set. “I don’t think I played really badly, but I just maybe could have gone a little bit more aggressive one or two rallies.”                  last_img read more

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NNPC/SNECO Tennis Tourney Ends Today

first_imgSpeaking with THISDAY on telephone, Captain of the Tennis Section, Akeem Mustapha said though the primary aim of the tournament was for members to socialise amongst themselves, the competitive level of the tournament was very high.“With what I have seen in the past few days, I have no doubt in my mind that the sponsors would want to do this again,” Mustapha said. After six days of gruelling tennis, the NNPC/SNECO Tennis tournament which began on Monday at the Tennis Section of the Ikoyi Club 1938 will come to a close today. It would be recalled that Hope Nuka, a representative of the Managing Director of SNECO, Bayo Ojulari, had stated that in spite the company’s pleasure to be associated with the tennis section, the outcome of the tournament would indeed determine SNECO’s continued sponsorship.Trophies, cash vouchers and other prizes have been lined up for grabs in all the events, which include the men’s and ladies singles, team’s event, veterans and super veterans amongst others.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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University of Summer Construction

first_imgRachel Bracker | Daily TrojanWorkers remove the grass at Alumni Park to begin one of the many renovating projects being conducted around campus during the summer. In addition to resodding the park, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is being built next to the Campus Center bookstore. The university will continue to repave parts of Child’s way along Grace Ford Salvatori Hall and Cromwell Field.last_img

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USG looks to create active shooter training

first_imgActive shooter incidents have been rising in frequency for the past 15 years, according to a recent FBI report, culminating in 23 college campus shootings in 2015. However, the Associated Press found that active shooter training remains inconsistent in college campuses. In the aftermath of the June murder-suicide on UCLA’s campus, Undergraduate Student Government Vice President Austin Dunn is working on implementing active shooter training for students at USC. Dunn hopes to create an interactive online program that all incoming freshmen would undergo, similar to AlcoholEDU. The move comes in response to conversations Dunn had with UCLA students following the campus shooting that left a professor dead.“There were even students who kept their composure who were at a loss for what to do,” Dunn said. “It might seem like common sense, but in times of crisis, sometimes you lose that. I think with something like this, this allows us to provide students with at least an idea of options for what to do.”The current Safety Training page of the DPS website consists of a video titled “Run. Hide. Fight.” The video, by the Ready Houston program, simulates an active shooter event, featuring graphic imagery of people screaming and being gunned down.“It’s very in-your-face and abrasive,” Dunn said of the video. “I can’t use this particular company, because that’s super triggering, and we have to think of students’ mental health.”The video cautions people to prepare a plan in case of an active shooter, to escape if possible, hide if evacuation is not possible and confront the shooter only as a last resort.“The latter half of that video is actually super educational and helps you put in perspective the options you have in a situation like that, so it’s something that students don’t naturally think about on their own, and it’s something we want to put in their minds,” Dunn said.In order to instill these principles in students, however, Dunn said he recognizes that any training must be sensitive to students’ mental health.“Although I think that is effective in some ways, I did realize that I have to take in consideration, as brutal as this may seem, there are students on our campus that are already at risk, and we don’t want this training simultaneously serving in a way that it might be putting the idea of becoming an active shooter in some students’ heads,” Dunn said. “When there’s 19,000 students, I’m unaware of where everybody is at mentally.”As of now, additional training provided by DPS beyond the video is focused on faculty and staff. In the hour-long presentation, DPS officers go over various safety apps and discuss previous violent situations that have occurred on campus. No further training is available for students, but DPS is working on reformatting that training to be accessible to students through Trojans Alert. “As the UCLA shooting came up, and then the Orlando shooting came up, there was more of an uptick of requests for this training,” DPS Training Coordinator Sgt. Pablo Ayala said. “In regards to the administration, I know they’re open, and they want the student body to be safe. That’s their priority, and that’s been expressed to me on several occasions. President Nikias is a real proponent of safety, and whatever he can do to keep this campus safe, he’s going to do.”Dunn and Ayala have discussed the issue together from various angles, including student safety, mental health and student need, to identify potential obstacles to implementation. Dunn plans to receive feedback from student leaders when he introduces the resolution for active shooter training at next week’s USG Senate meeting.last_img read more

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Saints win through to Munster final

first_imgThe Tipperary Town club beat Moyross FC of Limerick 3-0 in Janesboro yesterday evening to book their place in the decider.They’ll play either Janesboro or Newmarket Celtic in the final.The latter defeated the Saints on penalties in the FAI Junior Cup earlier this season.last_img

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FG Drums Support for Squash

first_imgHe commended the sponsor of the championship, Alhaji Adamu Erena, Niger State Squash Association, the state ministry of youth and sports development and others who have contributed to the development of sports in the zone, even as he called on others to emulate the sponsor as government alone cannot develop sports.“The zone is happy with you, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is happy with you. We have also seen your enthusiasm for squash which will not only improve mental abilities but for self sustainability”, the Minister said.The President Muhammadu Buhari led administration is concerned about the well-being of Nigerian youths, who are the leaders of tomorrow, hence the need for all stakeholders to invest in sports development to keep youths away from crime.Also speaking , President Nigeria Squash Federation (NSF), Adamu Erena said the two-day championship was organised for discovering hidden talents that could represent Nigeria at the highest levels.Erena who was recently elected Vice-president Squash Africa (North) said he is worried that many well-to-do Nigerians do not invest on human resources that can guarantee sustainable development.Kwara State emerged winners in both Boys and Girls single and team events, followed by the host, Niger state. Certificates were also awarded to all the participating north-central states.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram As part of efforts to develop sports, Nigerians must invest in lesser sports like squash rather than leave everything to the government.This assertion was made by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Solomon Dalung, during the finals of the zonal Secondary School Squash Competition for Under-19 Boys and Girls which took place in Minna, Niger State.The Minister who spoke through the Zonal Coordinator, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Dr. Patrick Uwagbale, said sports, squash in particular, is not all about running about chasing balls but more about building mental capabilities of the players.last_img read more