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Lady Warriors, Jet spikers dispute semis slot

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first_imgMyla Pablo and Kai Nepomuceno took care of the scoring in Pocari’s 25-23, 25-14, 25-19 rout of Adamson on Sunday, scoring 17 and 14 points, respectively.But the Lady Warriors’ firepower will be put to test by the scrappy Air Force crew, including Iari Yongco, Joy Cases and Mae Pantino. —MARC ANTHONY REYESSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress But that’s also what Air Force, which shares second spot with Pocari at 4-1, has in mind.The Jet Spikers are riding on a five-set triumph over the Power Smashers on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBaliPure also hopes to stay in contention when it takes on Adamson-Akari in the other match at 4 p.m.The Water Defenders suffered a stinging five-set defeat at the hands of streaking Perlas-BanKo in a match that saw last conference’s runners-up take the first two sets. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Phoenix, NLEX shoot for No. 3 LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ An outright semifinal stint is at stake when defending champion Pocari Sweat and Air Force clash Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at 6:30 p.m. Filoil Flying V Centre.Pocari is coming off a win against Adamson-Akari over the weekend and is bent on clinching a spot in the semifinals along with early qualifier and unbeaten league-leader Creamline.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet View comments El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more

Liverpool team news & likely line-up

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first_imgLiverpool Liverpool Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Burnley Melissa Reddy Liverpool FC Correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 14:00 16/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Phil Coutinho Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool Premier League Liverpool v Burnley Burnley Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at Anfield on Saturday afternoon Liverpool’s third fixture in a week will see them welcome a Burnley side that will look to frustrate them at Anfield in an acid test against deep defending.Jurgen Klopp has overseen a 5-0 annihilation at the hands of Manchester City and a 2-2 draw with Sevilla in the previous two games, with the first result influenced by Sadio Mane’s sending off and the Champions League scoreline reflective of the Reds not being strong enough in both boxes after dominating the encounter.Saturday’s visitors have won just once in their last 23 away games at Liverpool in all competitions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing LIVERPOOL INJURIES The Reds do not appear to have any fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s clash.HD Adam Lallana mainAdam Lallana (thigh) and Nathaniel Clyne (back), meanwhile, have not featured this season and remain sidelined as they continue their rehabilitation.LIVERPOOL SUSPENSIONS Sadio Mane serves the first of a three-match ban for his straight red card against City after a high boot when challenging for a dropping ball caught goalkeeper Ederson in the face.Liverpool v BurnleyLIVERPOOL POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UPHaving referenced what an “intense time” it is for Liverpool, it would be surprising if Klopp doesn’t inject some freshness into the starting XI on Saturday. Heavy rotation is expected for the League Cup encounter at Leicester, but a few alterations to aid creativity against Burnley’s low block would be sensible.The 50-year-old’s decisions will largely be enforced by the condition of those who featured against Sevilla following their recovery session on Thursday.There will be an enforced change with Mane’s absence through suspension, where the German could field Philippe Coutinho or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the left. It would, however, be more ideal to field the Brazil international in midfield to be the supplier-in-chief.Klopp could also start Daniel Sturridge in attack – the England striker has only run out from the off once this season, which came in the 1-0 home win over Palace.Sturridge 11/4 to score firstJames Milner is an option to drop into the centre of the park should Jordan Henderson, Emre Can or Gini Wijnaldum require a rest.Simon Mignolet should return in goal for Loris Karius, while Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson will be after the full-back spots.Possible Liverpool XI v BurnleyBURNLEY TEAM NEWSBurnley proved problematic for Chelsea on the opening weekend of the Premier League season, with Antonio Conte’s charges ultimately 3-2 winners at Stamford Bridge.Tottenham also found the Clarets to be obstructive visitors and had to settle for a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane.”Our players are aware these are tough places to go to but we have enjoyed the challenge so far this season,” manager Sean Dyche said.”A lot was made when the fixtures came out – Chelsea away, Tottenham away and now away to Liverpool.Burnley celebrates v Chelsea“We have delivered decent performances away from home and we are looking to do that again.”The compact, disobliging approach is well implemented by Burnley, who will look to profit from mistakes and set-piece situations.They have had a league-high 30% of their shots this season from corner situations and have recorded one of the highest proportions of long balls.Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton will be out for “months” after dislocating his shoulder during Burnley’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.He had a successful surgery in midweek, while former Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has been training with the club.BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Burnley have won just once in their last 23 away games versus Liverpool in all competitions (D4 L18), losing the last nine in a row. Jonathan Walters has scored seven times versus Liverpool in the Premier League, more than he has against any other side. Liverpool have won just five of the 12 Premier League games that Sadio Mane hasn’t started since August 2016 (42%), compared to 63% of games when he has started (19/30). TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Kick off is at 3pm BST and the match will not be televised live in the UK. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

$10 Million Allocated for Management of Returned Migrants

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first_imgA sum of $10 million has been budgeted by the Government to strengthen the policy, legislative and institutional framework that guides the management and treatment of involuntary returned migrants to the island.The money has been allocated in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.It will go towards preparing a framework and protocol for tracking the reintegration of returned migrants; develop and submit to Cabinet a Reintegration and Rehabilitation strategy; revise the National Deportation Policy; develop minimum standard operating procedures for managing the reintegration of deported migrants; and conduct a baseline study and spatial mapping on deported persons.The allocation will also be used to develop a strategy for reintegration of returned migrants in the local sustainable development planning process; prepare public education materials for distribution at help desks in local authorities; and increase the capacity of non-governmental organisations to provide more efficient and effective services to returned migrants.The programme, which falls under the Ministry of National Security, is being funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).last_img read more

Amitabh Bachchan This is how much tax Bollywood celebs paid this year

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first_imgAmitabh Bachchan in bell bottoms.TwitterAmitabh Bachchan has emerged as the highest tax-payer of the year from the film fraternity. The Shehenshah of Bollywood has paid Rs 70 crore as tax for the financial year 2018-19. The actor has left behind Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan in the race to pay the highest tax.Last year Salman Khan had emerged as the highest taxpayer with an advance tax payment of Rs 44.5 crore. Prior to him, Akshay Kumar had paid the highest advance tax of Rs 29.5 crore in 2017. Amitabh Bachchan’s spokesperson has confirmed the news of him paying this particular amount of tax to DNA.Recently, Amitabh Bachchan had paid off loans of 2,084 farmers in Muzaffarpur and had also donated Rs 10 lakh to the family February 14 Pulwama terror attack victims.Amitabh Bachchan was recently seen in Sujoy Ghosh’s Badla. The film, a mystery thriller, received rave reviews from the audience and critics alike. Taapsee Pannu, Amrita Singh, Tony Luke, Manav Kaul and Tanveer Ghani were the other stars in the film.Following the film’s success, Big B had taken to Twitter to ask Shah Rukh Khan to give him a bonus and a party. What had followed was friendly banter between the two asking each other to give the party. “… about time someone started talking about this silent success .. !! because neither the Producer, nor the distributor, nor the on line Producer, or any else in the Industry, in general .. has even spent a nano second to compliment the success of this film #Badla .. thk u,” Big B had tweeted.To which Shah Rukh had tweeted, “Sir hum toh wait kar rahein hain ki aap party kab de rahein hain hum sabko! We r waiting outside Jalsa every nite!”Big B is busy shooting for fantasy thriller trilogy – Brahmastra – with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, directed by Ayan Mukerji.last_img read more

IT layoffs Mohandas Pai says graduation in engineering not enough to land

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first_imgFormer Infosys CFO and currently, Manipal Global Education Chairman TV Mohandas Pai (extreme right) at an event in Bengaluru on August 9, 2016.IANS”In the absence of a post-graduation qualification in engineering with an adequate specialisation, engineering graduates passing out of India’s colleges will find it tough to get a job in IT companies.” This is the straight and simple message from TV Mohandas Pai, former CFO of Infosys.”In future if you want to have a job, you must have M Tech, you must know coding and you must be an expert. You must have some level of expertise,” Pai, who currently heads Manipal Global Education, told news agency PTI.Read: Pessimism, fear grips IT employees, mid-level staff most vulnerableThe days of IT companies hiring fresh engineering graduates and then imparting training to them for four to six months to make them industry-ready are over, according to him.”They (IT companies) are not going to catch you raw and give you training for six months and pay for it. Why should they waste their time? They will test you on your coding skills and if you know very good coding, they will hire you,” he told the agency.The statement comes amid reports of massive layoffs by IT companies such as Tech Mahindra, Wipro, Capgemini and Cognizant, though most of them have played down such reports and said trimming of workers based on performance appraisal is an annual feature and no different this year.A top recruitment firm estimated the number of IT jobs that could be potentially under threat at six lakhs in the $150-billion industry that employs about 40 lakh people.”The digital tsunami will trigger jobs cuts in a big way in the IT industry that employs about 40 lakh people…about 24 lakh of them will have to be re-trained…but there are limitations here,” Kris Lakshmikanth, chairman and managing director of Head Hunters, told International Business Times India Edition last month. “Out of these 24 lakh employees, only about 50 percent, or approximately 12 lakh, can be re-trained and about 6 lakh can manage with existing skills. The rest, approximately 6 lakh, will lose their jobs over the next three years,” he added.He based his assessment on a report presented by McKinsey & Company at the Nasscom India Leadership Forum in February.He said senior managers, typically earning about Rs 25 lakh or more per annum, would be the worst hit. “Even if they are willing to take a salary cut, not many will be willing to hire them,” Lakshmikanth said.”My inferences are based on the McKinsey report and discussions with top executives of IT companies,” he added.The layoff wave, so to speak, will impact those employed in telecom and banking sectors also, he added.last_img read more

Apple Could Start Making AR Glasses as Early as This Year

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first_imgApple still hasn’t shared any details about its plans for augmented reality (AR) hardware, but we may not have to wait much longer: Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has had a very good track record when it comes to predicting the company’s roadmap, expects Apple to start manufacturing AR glasses as early as Q4 of this year.The iPhone maker may ramp up the production of the glasses by Q2 of next year, according to Kuo. 9to5Mac was first to report on Kuo’s note Friday; Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Kuo expects Apple’s AR glasses to be powered by the iPhone, which could bring down the price of the device while also doing away with the need to connect them to a PC.Standalone AR glasses still come with a premium price tag: Microsoft’s newly-introduced Hololens 2 costs a whopping $3500, whereas Magic Leap is charging developers $2295 for its Magic Leap One headset. Popular on Variety The now-reported timing for Apple’s AR hardware matches previous reports about the project. CNet reported a year ago that the company was looking to combine augmented and virtual reality in one device, and that it was looking to sell the device as early as 2020.Apple reportedly has a team of several hundred working on the project, but had a significant departure earlier this year: Last month, Variety was first to report that AR/VR pioneer and Hololens co-inventor Avi Bar-Zeev left the company in January.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more