Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ View comments GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Rod Ebondo proved unstoppable anew to power Centro Escolar University to a 91-85 victory over Zark’s Burger-Lyceum as the Scorpions stayed unbeaten in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Tuesday at Marikina Sports Center.The Congolese fired 33 points and snagged 20 rebounds to hike the Scorpions’ record to 3-0 while halting the Pirates’ (4-2) four-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Earlier, Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian coasted to a second consecutive win as it whipped Go for Gold, 87-65.The Revellers coasted to their fourth win in seven games. —RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NETFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Saulong plan: Body attack LATEST STORIES
President David Granger departed Guyana for the Republic of Cuba on Tuesday morning to continue treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.President David Granger during the flag-raising ceremony last Friday eveningHe is accompanied by First Lady Sandra Granger, a brief statement from the Ministry of the Presidency read.This is one of several visits for treatment since November 2018, when the Head of State was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer which envelopes the lymphatic system.On October 30, 2018, the President and First Lady travelled to Cuba to facilitate his undergoing medical tests after he complained of feeling unwell. Days later, he was diagnosed with the disease.The President has since reduced his number of public engagements.
Writing research papers has never been so easy for high school students, educators say. In the era of instant access to encyclopedias and journal articles online, teachers are realizing that there is an overwhelming amount of information available with the click of a mouse. But students, while technologically savvy, still have a lot to learn regarding good and bad sources, they say. And the reliability of at least one online encyclopedia, Wikipedia – written and edited by volunteers – is being debated among educators. Some college professors have banned Wikipedia citations from papers. It may be the same as looking up books in the card catalog, but educators agree that the database helps students in finding primary source materials to use. But Lindenberg, who has been teaching for 27 years, said her fear, shared by others in the education field, is that students will not build up the skills required of time-consuming research. More often, students will type in a term and click on the first Web site. Students are wired to believe what they read and in some cases, are relieved to find any source they can use, said Ben Webster, assistant principal for instruction at Wilson High school. “They see something online and they think it is the gospel truth,” he said. Plagiarism – a long-time problem in education – has increased as students can access term papers on Web sites and turn them in as their assignment. Experts said that students’ ability to gather and analyze information is critical, particularly since the Internet has made it possible for periodicals and journal publications to be available. David Marsh, professor of education at USC, said these skills, like studying multiple sources to find bias, and searching for new material if there is none available, are all necessary to succeed in the workforce. “How they ask questions, look for information and judge it for adequacy – these are core skills students need,” Marsh said. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! This debate is being played in high schools, too. Educators use Web sites such as Wikipedia, but struggle with how to best teach students to discern good and bad online resources. Gail Lindenberg, an English teacher at Nogales High School, tells her students that Wikipedia is not a credible source because “anyone can go in there and write any old nonsense.” She directs her students to browse Web sites that end in “.org” or “.edu” because there is oversight of the information that is posted. Some teachers will give a list of Web sites they will accept as citations. But others say Wikipedia should be used as a starting point and as a bridge to find other resources. Many school libraries have access to research databases, including ProQuest, where students can access studies or articles.
The 25-year-old picked the ball up on the left of the area on the stroke of halftime, jinked his way inside and let fly with a superb right-foot strike that proved to be the game-winner.“Everybody knows that Phil Coutinho is a key player for us,” Klopp told reporters.“He loves the club, he loves the city -– he is a fantastic footballer. If he is able to play like tonight, in a very difficult moment of the preseason after all the (training) sessions, that shows his big potential.”Coutinho had earlier played the role of provider for new signing Mohamed Salah, dinking the ball on to the Egyptian’s head to cancel out Islam Slimani’s 12th-minute nodded opener.Klopp was involved in a heated exchange with referee Bobby Madley in the first half, the German revealing his anger had been sparked by some close attention Coutinho was receiving from the Leicester defenders.“These players make the difference. These players bring people to the stadium,” said Klopp. “That’s why have to look after them a little bit.”Salah, meanwhile, again demonstrated that the club record $45 million Klopp paid Roma for his services looks money well spent.His pace adding another dimension to Liverpool’s attack, the former Chelsea winger gave Leicester’s Christian Fuchs a torrid time until he was substituted on 65 minutes.Klopp, whose side beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in midweek to reach the final, is still hoping to bring in Leipzig midfielder Nabi Keita, with Liverpool set to return with a final offer of around $97 million for the Guinea international.For now, it was a case of job done for Liverpool in the Far East.“It’s really pleasing,” said Klopp. “We’ve played two hard games in very difficult circumstances against very good opponents. “Winning both games is a big thing. The boys did well. “Yes we conceded a goal. But the line-up was my idea and it was clear that not everything in defence would work. We have big offensive potential but obviously we need to learn how to defend together.”Palace won the third-place playoff earlier on Saturday, seeing off West Brom 2-0 in a testy affair that saw tempers flare as the players entered the tunnel at halftime.The match was settled by Luka Milivojevic’s sweetly struck free kick on 11 minutes and a deflected Bakary Sako shot that found the net with three minutes left in the first half.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho in action against Leicester City during the final of the Asia Trophy tournament in Hong Kong, on July 22, 2017 © AFPHong Kong, China, Jul 22 – A moment of Philippe Coutinho magic lifted Liverpool to a 2-1 preseason victory over Leicester City in the final of the Premier League Asia Trophy on Saturday.With Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp rejecting a big-money offer from Barcelona for Coutinho earlier this week, the mercurial Brazilian underlined his important to the Reds with a flash of individual brilliance in Hong Kong.
0Shares0000Superstar athlete Usain Bolt also celebrated his 32nd birthday while training for Australia’s Central Coast Mariners on Tuesday © AFP / PETER LORIMERGOSFORD, Australia, Aug 21 – Usain Bolt has taken the first tentative steps towards his Manchester United dream after the sprint king joined Australian side Central Coast Mariners for his first training session Tuesday.Wearing gloves and tracksuit bottoms despite a mild winter’s day, the Jamaican did some light stretching, jogging and ball work with the rest of the squad in his maiden drill since being given the chance to win a playing contract by the A-League team. He showed glimpses of good control, but also some heavy touches, favouring his left foot.“It’s just like track and field — the first day of training is always the roughest one. You can tell how much work you need to put in. But it felt OK, you know,” said Bolt after the 45-minute workout.The superstar athlete, who also celebrated his 32nd birthday Tuesday, has been given an opportunity by the Mariners despite already trying out with teams in Germany, Norway and South Africa to no avail since retiring from athletics last year.Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt (R) stretches as he trains for the first time for the A-League football club Central Coast Mariners © AFP / PETER LORIMERThey hope to turn him into A-League material in time for the start of the 2018/19 season in late October, with the club saying he can stay indefinitely to prove his credentials.A 70-strong media pack made the trek to the club’s base in the town of Gosford, 75 kilometres (47 miles) north of Sydney, to witness Bolt ease into his new life.The eight-time Olympic champion and the fastest man on earth said he was determined to prove any doubters wrong.“I’m not setting myself any targets, I’m just going to put in the work,” he said.“This is my first chance to get to a level to play as a professional, so I don’t know what to expect. I’m just here to push myself. I’m here with a blank slate, I’m here to learn and get better.”– One of the boys –Bolt dominated sprinting since taking double individual gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.He went on to win a further six Olympic golds and pick up 11 world titles before deciding to pursue his real passion — football.Usain Bolt (C) said he wanted to be treated “as one of the boys” as he trains for the first time for A-League football club Central Coast Mariners © AFP / PETER LORIMERHis love of football began at school, where he was a goalkeeper before moving to centre back, left wing and finally striker.He would prefer to play up front for the Mariners, promising his trademark lightning bolt celebration if he gets a goal, but said he had no idea where the coach would use him.“I’m OK on the wing, good at centre forward, but the coach will determine where I play and in what formation. I don’t even know,” he said, sitting alongside club coach Mike Mulvey.Asked his first impressions, Mulvey said it was clear Bolt had been nervous, but added: “It’s just his first day. He’s a fantastic athlete and we’re absolutely delighted to have him here with us.”Bolt said he wanted to be treated “as one of the boys” and that his strengths were keeping cool under pressure and an ability to read the game well.Despite starting a football career at an age when many are thinking about calling it quits, Bolt said he thrived on challenges and admitted in the back of his mind was a dream to play at Old Trafford.“I daydream all the time about big things,” he said.“One of my biggest dreams is to play for Manchester United, that could be my biggest dream even if it is just for five games, one game, it would be a dream come true because I am a massive fan.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes his side underestimated Anderlecht after they threw away a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 in their Champions League clash.The Gunners seemed to be cruising towards a win before capitulating in the final stages of the match, wasting their chance to seal automatic qualification for the last-16.And Wenger believes his team were not mentally strong enough to see out the match – falling to a last-gasp Aleksandar Mitrovic header.“We never felt comfortable and we got punished,” said the glum Frenchman.“The first goal was offside clearly but defensively our performance was not good enough. It was a combination of switching off and fatigue because we couldn’t win the challenges anymore.“It is very, very disappointing but overall in the two games you get four points; we are well paid for our two performances.“When we lost [Mikel] Arteta we lost big because he was one of the few who defended well. Maybe we underestimated, subconsciously, Anderlecht and got punished. At the Champions League you need to be at a mental level and we were not.“Defensively across the pitch we were very, very poor tonight. We just came out of two clean sheets and maybe just thought the job was done.“We have still got a good chance of winning the group. If we’d had lost tonight we would be in a very bad position to win the group.”
0Shares0000Champions no more: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right) admitted his side were not good enough to qualify for the Champions League © AFP / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, May 6 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United legend was built on scoring the goal that won the Champions League, but, 20 years on, the Norwegian now concedes the United side he has inherited as manager are not even fit to grace that competition.The scale of the task now facing Solskjaer was laid bare by Sunday’s 1-1 draw at already relegated Huddersfield, statistically one of the worst sides ever to play in the Premier League, that ensured United cannot finish in the top four and must accept the consolation prize of a place in the Europa League. “We are not in the Champions League but I think that is a true reflection. The table seldom lies at the end,” admitted Solskjaer as he came to terms with a run of two wins from 11 games that have sucked the enthusiasm from his first few months as a caretaker manager.“When United needed their players to stand up and be counted, playing with intensity, taking responsibility individually, concentrating fully, fighting for the right to play in the Champions League, they froze,” wrote The Times.“The meek may inherit the earth but they also end up in the Europa League.”Solskjaer was given the job on a permanent basis less than six weeks ago on the back of winning 14 of his first 17 games in charge.Yet, the hastiness of the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and American owners the Glazier family to take the easy decision of appointing the former striker then, rather than waiting until the end of the season, may only extend the wait for United to get back on their feet.A massive summer clear-out is now required, but years of mismanagement means United are in the unenvious position of trying to find buyers for players quite happy to sit on their highly lucrative contracts at Old Trafford and struggling to hold onto those stars they do want to keep.Paul Pogba’s (left) future at Manchester United is now in doubt © AFP / Oli SCARFFDavid de Gea has just one year left on his contract, while Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford have so far refused to extend their deals beyond 2020.“There is a chance you have seen the last of players,” said Solskjaer after Huddersfield claimed a first point since February.Solskjaer insisted on Friday the lure of playing for the 20-time English champions is still enough to attract players, but the lack of Champions League football or a director of football to lead the recruitment will not make that task any easier.“Nothing about this United team I like at all. They’re just awful. They’re a despondent group of people,” said former United captain Gary Neville on Sky Sports.“It would be nice if the club got an experienced sporting director and recruit team to help him.”The pain of United’s predicament is only intensified by watching fiercest rivals Liverpool and Manchester City raise the bar to new heights in their tussle for the Premier League title.Should City beat Leicester on Monday to retake top spot, they will move 29 points ahead of their city rivals with one game of the league campaign still to play.Both City and Liverpool are reaping the rewards of long-term planning off the field put in place the right structures for the football to flourish.By contrast, in the six years since Alex Ferguson retired having lifted United’s last Premier League title, the club have lurched through a series of quick fixes, appointed four different managers and never found the right solution.The Red Devils have now missed out on the top four in four of the past six campaigns and the seismic gap between them and the contenders for the title is only getting bigger.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Barrie McKay has completed his move to Nottingham Forest and been reunited with former Rangers manager Mark Warburton.The Championship club confirmed the winger had signed a four-year contract after moving for an undisclosed fee which is believed to be an initial £500,000 plus potential add-ons.The 22-year-old had been increasingly sidelined by Warburton’s Ibrox successor, Pedro Caixinha, and was recently training with the under-20s.The Scotland international had rejected an offer to extend his contract beyond summer 2018 and stated that the club had not come back with an improved deal.McKay made his Rangers debut in 2012 and had loan spells with Morton and Raith Rovers before rejuvenating his Ibrox career under Warburton. New Nottingham Forest signing Barrie McKay 1
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The defense team in Saddam Hussein’s trial said Wednesday it will not show up for the next session Nov. 28 unless the court accepts its demands for “neutral international intervention” to guarantee security. The declaration came a day after the assassination of a second defense lawyer in the trial, already threatened by the insurgency and questions about legal standards. Adel al-Zubeidi, lawyer for former Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan, was killed by gunmen in Baghdad and another attorney was wounded. Khalil al-Dulaimi, head of the defense team, told reporters the U.S.-led coalition and the Iraqi government bear some responsibility for the assassinations because they have been unable to maintain order in a country wracked by insurgency – much of it fomented by Saddam’s supporters. Al-Dulaimi released a statement declaring that the defense considers the Nov. 28 trial date “null and void” because of the “very dangerous circumstances that prevent the presence” of the attorneys “unless there is a direct, neutral international intervention that guarantees” security. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Abdel-Haq Alani, a key coordinator on the defense team, was asked by The Associated Press whether he expected the Saddam lawyers to appear in court Nov. 28. Alani replied: “I believe not.” He told AP by telephone from London that the Americans were obliged to protect defense lawyers as “the occupying power.” The United States maintains that status ended when the coalition returned sovereignty to the Iraqis on June 28, 2004. Saddam and seven co-defendants went on trial Oct. 19 in the deaths of 148 Shiite Muslims who were executed after an 1982 attempt on the former president’s life in Dujail, a Shiite town north of Baghdad. The defendants could receive the death penalty if convicted. Also Wednesday, the U.S. command announced that a Marine died of injuries suffered when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle two days earlier in western Iraq. The death brings to 2,055 the number of U.S. military service members who have died since the war started in 2003, according to an AP count. The American military also said some Iraqi civilians were killed in Husaybah when a U.S. jet attacked a house used by insurgents last Monday, not realizing noncombatants also were inside. The town near the border with Syria was the site of a U.S. and Iraqi offensive this week. A Marine statement quoted a local Iraqi as saying insurgents forced their way into the home, killed two residents, then locked remaining family members in a room. “The group then used the home to launch an attack against Iraqi and U.S. forces clearing the area,” the statement said. “Subsequently, the house was destroyed by coalition aircraft. The soldiers and Marines had no knowledge of the civilians being held hostage in the home at the time of the attack.” Five bodies were found in the rubble, the statement added. A man and a young girl were rescued and evacuated for medical treatment. Elaborate security measures have been taken to protect judges, prosecutors and witnesses in the Saddam trial, including keeping their names secret as long as possible. Concern for the safety of the defense team rose when lawyer Saadoun al-Janabi was abducted by masked gunmen the day after the opening session. His body was found later with bullets in his head. After al-Janabi’s killing, the rest of the defense team announced they were suspending dealings with the special court trying their clients until their security was guaranteed. The latest statement appeared to harden that position. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
It only appears as though the Toronto Raptors got lost on their way to Oracle Arena for Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night.A social media error gave the impression the Raptors made it across the Bay Bridge into Oakland and were ready to take down the Warriors. However, the gloriously ominous piece of art had the team standing at the end of the Golden Gate Bridge .. which would put the team in Sausalito, quite a few miles away from Oakland.“Crossed the bridge. Ready for battle,” read …