House ‘hastily’ approves P4.1-T 2020 nat’l budget

first_imgThe approval of the budget bill was contraryto the 2019 budget, which was delayed until April./PN Days after President Rodrigo Duterte certified the measure as urgent, the House of Representatives “hastily” approves the passage of the P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget. ABS-CBN NEWS House speaker Alan Peter Cayetano thanked hisfellow congressmen for passing a “quality people’s budget in record time.” The six lawmakers who opposed the passage ofthe budget bill were opposition congressmen Carlos Zarate, Eufemia Cullamat andFerdinand Gaite of Bayan Muna, Arlene Brosas of Gabriela, France Castro of ACTTeachers, and Sarah Elago of Kabataan. “The House sacrificed the proper scrutiny ofprograms and projects of the Duterte administration just to railroad theapproval of the 2020 national budget,” Zarate said. In a 257-6 voting on Friday, the Houseapproved on second and third reading House Bill No. 4228 or the proposednational budget for next year. MANILA – Days after President Rodrigo Dutertecertified the measure as urgent, the House of Representatives railroaded thepassage of the P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget. The proposed budget was the first to breach P4trillion. It prioritized funding for education, infrastructure, security,universal health care and the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. “Opomabilis po tayo pero hindi lang po sa budget.Our passing the budget on record time will give our standing and specialcommittees more time to exercise their oversight functions,” Cayetano said. Cayetano urged his colleagues to submit theiramendments to the proposed budget as he admitted that the expenditure plan fornext year was still “imperfect.” The approval of the measure came a month afterthe Department of Budget and Management (DBM) submitted its proposed NationalExpenditure Plan to the Congress on Aug. 20.last_img read more

Osimhens’ announce dad’s burial programme

first_imgRelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Neymar, four others sent off as Marseille grab rare win at PSG Osimhen, Napoli bow to COVID-19 Victor Osimhen’s dad, Patrick Osimhen, will be laid to rest in Lagos on June 23, the family has announced.This was contained in the burial arrangement made available by the family. Pa Osimhen aged 80, will be interred according to Christians rites at a private cemetery, Omega Memorial Garden, Ojodu, Lagos.Late Osimhen, who breathed his last on May 23 after a brief illness, is survived by seven children.They are Andrew, Samson, Gloria, Esther, Joy, Blessing and Super Eagles’ goal poacher, Victor Osimhen.He lost his wife, Christiana Osimhen, in 2001 after a brief illness.The Osimhen family from Uromi, Edo State has also informed that they have concluded to adhere strictly to the social and physical distancing by the Lagos State Government during the burial ceremony. Meanwhile, Osimhen has been the subject of multiple offers according to Lille president Gerard Lopez.The 21-year-old scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit before the season in France was prematurely called off.Osimhen only joined Lille last summer from Belgian side Charleroi, but has already attracted interest from around Europe.Osimhen rejected Arsenal’s advances earlier in his career and the Gunners are on a long list of clubs tracking the Nigerian.Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Napoli are also interested, but Lopez is seeking a similar fee to the one that saw Pepe leave for north London if Osimhen is to depart the Stade Pierre-Mauroy. Tags: Ligue 1LOSC LillePatrick OsimhenVictor Osimhenlast_img read more

EPL: Saints compound Bournemouth woes

first_imgRelatedPosts Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus Derby County want Jordon Ibe EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Struggling Bournemouth’s Premier League survival hopes were left hanging by a thread following late VAR drama in a damaging 2-0 home defeat to local rivals Southampton.Cherries academy graduate Sam Surridge thought he had cancelled out Danny Ings’ opener deep into stoppage time at the Vitality Stadium only for the strike to be chalked off for an offside against Callum Wilson. Saints substitute Che Adams compounded the hosts’ misery by doubling the advantage in the final moments.Eddie Howe’s hosts remain three points below 17th-placed Watford, with an inferior goal difference and having played a game more ahead of next weekend’s season finale at Everton.In-form Saints striker Ings, who began his professional career with the Cherries, also had a second-half penalty saved by Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, damaging his pursuit of the golden boot.Victory for Southampton ensured a small piece of history in their remarkable recovery from last October’s 9-0 humiliation at the hands of Leicester.Unmarked Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse headed a decent chance straight at home goalkeeper Ramsdale, before Kyle Walker-Peters almost diverted the ball into his own net following good work from Cherries forward Joshua King. The opening goal arrived on the counter-attack four minutes before the break and there was an air of inevitability about the identity of the goalscorer.Lloyd Kelly’s sloppy pass out from the back was intercepted by Walker-Peters and, after contributions from Shane Long, Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond, Ings shifted the ball out of his feet to clinically bend into the bottom right corner from the edge of the box.Bournemouth had battled back from a half-time deficit in sensational style to shock Leicester last weekend and needed to produce something similar.They survived falling two goals down in the 59th minute when Ramsdale saved Ings’ tame penalty after VAR punished Cherries substitute Harry Wilson for handling following Oriol Romeu’s header from a corner.Ward-Prowse, who missed from the spot at Everton early this month, stepped aside on this occasion but Ings’ effort at the end of a stuttering run-up lacked power, leaving him two goals short of the division’s top scorer Jamie Vardy. Bournemouth created little in the second period but looked to have snatched an unlikely point when Surridge drilled in from close range.Unfortunately for the 21-year-old, England international Wilson was marginally offside in the build up.Bournemouth’s players were left dejected by the decision at Stockley Park.Tags: BournemouthDanny IngsSam SurridgeSouthamptonlast_img read more

Bees bash West Genesee, win boys lacrosse sectional Class A title

first_imgB’ville was spectacular in all phases of the game in the May 24 sectional Class A title game at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium, not letting up until it had put away the Wildcats 18-6.That it ended up this way was a bit of a surprise, given that WG, while losing twice to the Bees in the regular season, had led through three quarters of their second encounter on May 9 in Camillus, B’ville requiring a big finish to win 14-10 that night.Here, the alarm went off early. When the Wildcats’ Anthony Dattellas and Max Rosa netted back-to-back goals in the middle portion of the first quarter, the Bees trailed 2-1. Tags: Baldwinsvilleboys lacrosse It didn’t last long.Less than a minute after Rosa’s tally, Brendan Wilcox converted to tie it 2-2, and when Austin Bolton followed it up a goal (one of two he had in the opening period), the Bees led for good.But it was an eight-minute stretch of the second period that turned the game into a romp, B’ville striking for six straight goals to cap off a 9-0 run that displayed all of the team’s skill and depth.Adam Davis found the net less than a minute into the period. Wilcox, Connor Steria, Mike Tangredi and Spencer Wirtheim all scored, too, before Davis returned to complete his hat trick with 3:25 still remaining in the half.And B’ville didn’t feel content, even with a 10-3 halftime lead. Bolton dominated the third quarter, scoring three times as he ultimately matched Davis with four goals apiece, Davis also getting a pair of assists.Wilcox topped them both with a team-high five goals as Wirtheim, the catalyst for the Bees’ attack, dished out six assists and Braden McCard managed four assists as he, along with Quinn Peters, earned single goals.All along, B’ville’s defense was a consistent force, only letting three different WG players score – three goals by Rosa, two by Dattellas and one by Nick Louise. Dan Stehle was particularly good, turning away 17 of the 23 shots he faced.With the game well in hand, B’ville was able to truly celebrate this title as the clock ticked down, sure of the outcome, unlike 2017, and ready to see if it could translate into a first-ever state championship.And this only began a memorable weekend for Bees lacrosse. Former B’ville star Charlie Bertrand led Merrimack College to the NCAA Division II championship on Sunday, defeating Limestone 16-8 in Philadelphia.Bertrand, a junior, had four goals and three assists, giving him 78 goals for a season where he was awarded the Lt. Raymond J.  Enners Outstanding Player of the year, Division II’s top honor, and was chosen as an All-American for the third year in a row.In next Saturday’s Class A regional final, the current B’ville squad facesSection IV champion Corning, a team that’s won 16 games in a row, on the Hawks’ own home field.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Through the years and decades, the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team had seen West Genesee accumulate more than 30 Section III championships, and if anyone did stop them, it required going to the wire, or beyond.When the Bees broke it own 25-year title drought and beat the Wildcats in the 2017 sectional Class A finals, it was close and tense, the victory a catharsis for B’ville players and fans who spent a generation thirsting for glory.Fortunately for Bees partisans, the wait for another sectional championship only lasted two years – and for once, it was West Genesee on the other end of a lopsided decision in the biggest local game of the spring.last_img read more

WBB : Hall looks to end slump as SU travels to take on Cincinnati

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 21, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Elashier Hall was on her way to becoming Syracuse’s star.The sophomore averaged 15.8 points per game and shot 47.5 percent from the field through an 11-game stretch from a Dec. 22 game against Clemson to a Jan. 29 game versus South Florida. She hit 17-of-32 shots from 3-point range. She scored double-digit points in all of those games except a nine-point outing against Marquette.But against Notre Dame on Feb. 1, that streak came to a crashing halt. Hall missed the only three shots she took in South Bend, Ind., and failed to score in SU’s 71-48 loss.The game was the beginning of a severe dip in the guard’s offensive production. Hall refused to call her past six games a slump, but the numbers prove otherwise. Her scoring average has plummeted to 4.7 points per game on 22.5 percent shooting in the recent stretch. She also knocked down just two 3-pointers in February after being deadly from beyond the arc during that 11-game hot streak.Hall will look to reverse the trend Tuesday when Syracuse (19-7, 7-6 Big East) takes on Cincinnati (8-17, 1-12) at 7 p.m. in Cincinnati.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It’s growing pains for her,’ head coach Quentin Hillsman said. ‘She’s got to understand, it’s really out of respect because a team’s game-planning for you, and they fly out and they run double teams. That means that they really respect her game.’Hall showed signs of a recovery Saturday against St. John’s by scoring 10 points in SU’s 78-67 win. But prior to that outing, her highest total in the subpar stretch had been seven against DePaul on a 3-for-13 shooting effort.In her mind, the main difference has been Syracuse’s game plans. The goal in recent games has been to pound the ball inside and let the Orange bigs overpower the opposition. SU’s frontcourt scoring has been up in recent contests, but there’s another area of Hall’s game that has contributed to her lack of production.‘Obviously shooting,’ she said when asked what worked for her in the hot stretch. ‘Just going hard, playing hard. That’s what I do every game. I don’t know. Maybe something clicked in those games.’As things started to click for Hall, though, opponents started paying her more attention. Hillsman said he first saw it after the sophomore tallied back-to-back 20-plus point efforts against Rutgers on Jan. 11 and West Virginia on Jan. 15.Defenders fly out and contest her shots quicker than they used to. Opponents double-team her and force her to dribble instead of giving her catch-and-shoot opportunities.‘I guess now she can see it,’ Hillsman said. ‘And now she understands people are not going to let you just come downcourt and let you get free shots when you are a prolific scorer. And she proved to be that.’Sophomore Carmen Tyson-Thomas and senior Erica Morrow both said the best thing to do in a slump is to stay confident and shoot out of it. Morrow added she can provide some help for Hall in games, but a lot of it still falls on the sophomore to work her way through the struggles.‘Just as a point guard, it’s my job to put her in positions to score,’ Morrow said. ‘And then from there, it’s in her hands.’Hillsman agreed the burden is on Hall to fight her way back to the level of production she was at earlier this year. He said the sophomore has to create more opportunities for herself to get going.She did that a little more Saturday, knocking down 4-of-9 shots against St. John’s. And Hall is still confident — slump or not — that she can rise to the occasion when the time comes.‘The shots that I get, I just have to convert,’ she said. ‘But I’m not really worried because my team will take care of it. I’ll get it done when it needs to be done.’zjbrown@syr.edulast_img read more

Trojans head to Hawai’i for doubleheader

first_imgWhile it is hard to overlook the USC men’s volleyball team’s trip to the MPSF championship match just a year ago, the club’s mounting losses and inability to sustain consistent periods of execution have put an even greater premium on winning, and winning now.The Trojans will look to right the ship this weekend in Honolulu, where they will face off against Hawai’i on Friday and Sunday to conclude their four-game road trip. After christening the trip with a decisive 3-1 victory over Pacific, the Trojans fell 3-2 to Stanford on Sunday, dropping to 4-9 on the season.The triumph against Pacific was a welcome sight for USC head coach Bill Ferguson, who saw his team drop three consecutive critical matches during a four-game homestand at the Galen Center.“I thought we took care of the easy plays a lot better,” Ferguson said. “We focused the entire week on outplaying and out-competing the opponent. We talked to them about playing at an increased intensity, and we felt like we withstood their challenge, so winning was huge for us.”Not surprisingly, the Trojans were once again led by their workhorses, as redshirt junior opposite Tanner Jansen recorded 21 kills while sophomore middle blocker Robert Feathers collected 16 kills. The momentum failed to lift the team against the Cardinal, however, as the Trojans recorded 20 service errors en route to the five-set defeat.“We’re starting to rack up some more aces, which is good, but we still have a high number of errors,” Ferguson said. “We’ve had to become more of a high-risk, high-reward team. Our team has to get used to playing in that manner. We dug ourselves a hole early, but I thought we did a great job of coming back in the fourth set and staying involved in the match.”The team’s subpar performance throughout the season is glaring in comparison to the success of the 2012 squad, and it remains to be seen whether Ferguson’s optimism and emphasis on greater team effort will come as motivational tools for his players as they enter the second half of their schedule. Still, it is important to note that while last year’s team cruised to a 24-6 record and an appearance in the championship game, they were able to do so on the strength of 2012 national player of the year Tony Ciarelli and All-American middle blocker Steven Shandrick , both of whom are gone.“I think our guys understand the importance of our opponents and the importance of the season,” Ferguson said. “They know what these games mean to us and they are aware of the task at hand, so we’ll be ready to go.”Despite the team’s struggles this season, a trip to Hawai’i not only represents a homecoming for multiple players on the squad, but also provides a better playing atmosphere, in Ferguson’s eyes.“(Hawai’i) is probably the best volleyball environment in the country, and it’s something our guys look forward to because the fans are knowledgeable and there’s a lot of love for us over there,” Ferguson said. “It’s a great place to play volleyball, but we know that the Warriors serve well and pass well, so we need to focus on excelling in those aspects because they will direct the show.”Following the doubleheader, the Trojans come back home for three games, starting with a match against 2012 champion UC Irvine next Friday.last_img read more

Syracuse defensive end Luke Arciniega won’t use final year of eligibility

first_imgSyracuse junior defensive end Luke Arciniega will not use his final year of eligibility, he posted on Instagram Sunday.He medically redshirted in 2014 and in March, received two years of eligibility back from the NCAA. He was honored with the Orange’s graduating class during Saturday’s Senior Day festivities.“Last time stepping on a football field as a player. Time flys been playing this game since I was 7,” Arciniega posted. “Couldn’t be more proud to end my career with these coaches and my brothers here one last time in the Dome. #BleedOrange #ForeverOrange”Arciniega missed the final four games of the season after taking a helmet-to-helmet on Oct. 31 vs. Florida State. He graduated from high school in 2010 and was medically disqualified from Nevada before even playing a game. He spent the next year trying to get cleared, but eventually transferred to Sierra College and played there in the 2012 season. He’s spent the last three years at SU.Arciniega finished this season second on the team in sacks with four and fifth in tackles for loss with five and a half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on November 29, 2015 at 1:03 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Related Stories Syracuse defensive end Luke Arciniega granted 2 extra years of eligibility from NCAAcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

The Final Word: Beat writers discuss whether Syracuse-Georgetown is still a rivalry

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Syracuse (6-3) faces off against Georgetown (6-4) on Saturday, the first time the Orange will play the Hoyas in the Carrier Dome since 2013. It’s just the second time the two teams are playing since, as Georgetown beat Syracuse last year at the Verizon Center.Our beat writers Connor Grossman, Matt Schneidman and Paul Schwedelson discuss whether this rivalry still has the same juice and preview the upcoming matchup.center_img Published on December 14, 2016 at 3:14 pmlast_img read more

British High Commission counsels on visa applications for England – Ghana friendly

first_imgThe Visa Section at the British High Commission and their Commercial Partner, VFS, have in the last week received an unprecedented number of visa applications for the Ghana-England friendly match at Wembley Stadium on 29th March 2011.The UK Border Agency, UKBA, has worked closely with the English Football Association, the Ghana Football Association and designated travel agents. Applicants can help by ensuring that:All application forms are fully and accurately completed.All the relevant documents from their travel agents and evidence in detail of their personal and financial circumstances in Ghana are included in the application.Any travel package sold to them covers their trip in full. Anything that is not covered must be met by the applicant themselves.There is no need to send the original ticket for the match, a copy will suffice but all other original documents should be included where possible.Applicants must note that each application is assessed on merit using the evidence provided. Simply having a ticket for the match does not guarantee entry into the UK. A well prepared application assists the Visa Section with their decision-making therefore applications submitted without full supporting documentation are less likely to be successful. Applicants are assessed as visitors under the published Immigration Rules.UKBA wishes to assure the general public that staff of the Visa Section will be working additional hours to process the large number of applications received. The Visa Section will however not be open to the public and all applications must be made at VFS as normal. VFS, based at the Visa Application Centre, in Labone, will not open over the weekend.Currently UKBA processes visa decisions well within the published 15 days and are doing all it can to meet this with the football related applications. There is no guarantee however that a final decision can be made prior to the proposed travel dates for the match. The visa process takes time so applicants should endeavour to submit their applications promptly. If left too close to kick off it is unlikely that a decision can be made in time for travel. Information on the visa process and our work in general is available on the UKBA website – www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visasSource: Gifty BingleyCommunications OfficerBritish High Commissionlast_img read more

NBA wrap: Pacers earn big win over Raptors, possibly lose Victor Oladipo for season

first_imgThe Pacers got a big win but also suffered a big loss Wednesday.Indiana took down Toronto 110-106 behind 23 points and 15 rebounds from Thaddeus Young, but it also may have lost star guard Victor Oladipo for the season. NBA trade rumors: Several teams interested in acquiring Cavaliers guard Rodney Hood Victor Oladipo injury update: Pacers star suffers ‘serious’ knee injury that could end season Duds of the NightCavaliers guard Rodney Hood scored three points on 1-of-9 shooting in a 123-103 loss to the Celtics.HighlightJoel Embiid had 33 points and 19 rebounds while Ben Simmons tallied a triple-double with 21 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in the 76ers’ 122-120 win over the Spurs. This Simmons dunk helped Philadelphia mount a late comeback.SIMMONS TO THE RIM!#GoSpursGo 120#HereTheyCome 121📺: @ESPNNBA pic.twitter.com/aeSLxhIAdz— NBA (@NBA) January 24, 2019What’s NextWarriors (33-14) at Wizards (20-26) 8 p.m. ET — The Warriors have DeMarcus Cousins back and are starting to become what they can truly be. And the Wizards are actually hitting their stride, as well, having won seven of their last 10 games while Bradley Beal is looking like an All-Star averaging 24.7 points, five rebounds and five assists, all of which are career highs. Don’t look now but Washington is just two games back of a playoff spot. Oladipo had to be taken off the court on a stretcher after sustaining a gruesome leg injury while attempting to chase down Pascal Siakam on a fast break.The 26-year-old is coming off of an All-Star season and is leading Indiana in scoring in 2018-19 while tallying the second-most assists per game on the team. Related News According to ESPN, Indiana reportedly fears Oladipo is done for the year. He will undergo an MRI to confirm the extent of the injury to his leg.Injury update: After suffering a serious injury to his right knee, Victor Oladipo will have an MRI tomorrow and an update will be provided then.— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 24, 2019The Pacers moved to 32-15 with the win and sit in third place in the Eastern Conference, 2 1/2 games back of the Raptors for second.Studs of the NightJames Harden had 61 points on 17-of-38 shooting with 15 rebounds, four assists and five steals in the Rockets’ 114-110 win over the Knicks. Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie had 29 points on 10-of-17 shooting with three rebounds and three assists in Brooklyn’s 114-110 win over the Magic.Clippers forward Tobias Harris had 31 points on 12-of-19 shooting with seven rebounds and six assists in Los Angeles’ 111-99 win over the Heat.Hawks forward John Collins had 35 points on 14-of-16 shooting, including a perfect four for four from beyond the arc and three for three from the line, in a 121-101 win over the Bulls.Marc Gasol had a triple-double with 22 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists, but the Grizzlies fell to the Hornets 118-107.Blake Griffin had 37 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in the Pistons’ 98-94 win over the Pelicans.last_img read more