ILOILO City – The Iloilo City Public Library (ICPL) has been conducting various initiatives to continuously educate children here while staying at home amid the quarantine. PHOTO COURTESY OF ICPL Likewise, more modules will be produced for children aged four to 10 years old, according to Aguirre. City Librarian Marion Aguirre said that they have produced interaction modules for children and they are also conducting visual storytelling via their official Facebook Page. Meanwhile, the visual storytelling aims to teach, inspire, and educate children, as part of their campaign to encourage kids to read more books rather than engaging in non-educational activities. “We are doing this for our children and we are also prioritizing kids with special needs to educate them and to give appropriate learning and to make their minds work,” she said. She added that this activity paves way for children to be more attentive and interactive, and to instill the love for reading. (Iloilo City-PIO/PIA6 Iloilo/PN) Aguirre said that the weekly activity highlights storytelling for children aged four to 10 years old. She added that parents can also visit the ICPL at the second floor of the Iloilo City Hall in order to get the modules for free. She said that they have started providing these modules, which comprised English, Math and Arts last May.
Liverpool have announced the signing of defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton on a long-term contract. Press Association “The 25-year-old Croatian international today put pen to paper on a long-term deal with the Reds after completing his medical.” Although no transfer fee was announced by either club, Southampton confirmed it was a “significant fee” with reports putting the figure at £20million for the centre-back, who played all three of Croatia’s matches at this summer’s World Cup. Lovren moves to Liverpool after just one year at Southampton, who he joined on a four-year contract from Lyon last summer having previously played for Dinamo Zagreb and Inter Zapresic. After completing his switch to Brendan Rodgers’ side, Lovren – who scored the winning goal for Saints at Anfield last season – told Liverpoolfc.com: “It’s a dream come true. I’m happy and glad to be here. I’m proud and can’t wait to start. I know we have millions and millions of supporters – Liverpool is more than a club. “After I played at Anfield last season, I said to myself: ‘One day I hope I’ll be able to play here for Liverpool’. The fans will know from the first minute that I’m a player that will give 100 per cent on the pitch.” On that previous appearance at Anfield, Lovren added: “Jose Fonte, my defensive partner at Southampton, told me to listen to ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ before the first whistle and to enjoy the moment. It was really amazing – I had chills on my arms and it’s something that I will never forget. I want to listen to that song every other weekend.” Lovren, who hopes his visa will be completed on Monday so he will be able to travel to the United States on Tuesday to join his new team-mates on their pre-season tour, is one of five new signings at Liverpool this summer. Aside from England internationals Lambert and Lallana – who it emerged on Friday could miss the start of the season after injuring his knee in training – the Reds have also snapped up Emre Can and Lazar Markovic as they look to build on last season’s second-placed finish in the Barclays Premier League. Liverpool had also been chasing QPR striker Loic Remy, but Press Association Sport understands his proposed move is off after the Reds pulled out due to concerns over the player’s medical. Remy has this week been with the Merseysiders in Boston ahead of what was expected to be the completion of a deal reports suggested would be for around £8million. With personal terms understood to have been agreed, it was initially thought that problems with paperwork had caused a delay to the transfer being sealed, but it now appears it will not go through at all because of Liverpool’s worries relating to the France international’s physical condition. Remy, 27, scored 14 goals in the Barclays Premier League last season for Newcastle while on a season-long loan from QPR and subsequently played for his country at the World Cup. Back on the pitch, Liverpool made hard work of beating Greek champions Olympiacos 1-0 in a friendly match played in Chicago on Sunday night. Raheem Sterling scored what proved to be the winner after only five minutes of their International Champions Cup opener, but the Reds could not double their lead and Olympiacos almost equalised in the second half. The Croatia international penned his deal with the Reds on Sunday to become the third Southampton player to move to Anfield this summer following striker Rickie Lambert and midfielder Adam Lallana. A Liverpool statement read: ” Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton.
Press Association And Pulis has no problem with the 21-year-old playing, but insisted Albion will not rely on him against the Toffees. He said: “From a football point of view he will be in the squad. I will have a chat with him if I feel it is necessary and if it’s not necessary I will leave it. “He has been a good kid since I walked in through the door. He has been fine. He has to make sure he maintains that. “I think the rest of the players have done OK as well. We have got other players who can score goals, other players who hopefully, if given the opportunity if we don’t play Saido, will step in and put a shift in. “It isn’t a one-man team. It certainly isn’t a one-man team in respect of how young and inexperienced Saido is.” The Baggies are a point behind 13th placed Everton but just two points above the Barclays Premier League drop zone. But Pulis, who is only without the injured Jonas Olsson, remains relaxed about West Brom banking early points, with their final four games against Manchester United, Newcastle, Chelsea and Arsenal. He said: ” Every time I have been in the Premier League the points are important. Every game is three points, irrespective of who you are playing. West Brom head coach Tony Pulis is prepared to unleash Saido Berahino at Everton but insisted the Baggies are not a one-man team. “If we knew what was going to happen we would all be on an island in Barbados in the West Indies. Who’d have thought Sunderland would have got the points they got at the back end of last season? “They had an unbelievable run-in and they ended up getting the points and staying up. Nobody gave us a chance when we went to Palace, so if we need the points from the last five games we need the points and we have to make sure we get them by hook or by crook. “That’s life. You can’t give up and say: ‘If we don’t do that it is all over with five games to go’.” The striker is available for Monday’s trip to Goodison Park following his 12-month driving ban after he pleaded guilty to drink-driving on Friday. He was originally due to appear on Monday but saw the date moved forward at short notice.
Submit Betway to pay record £11.6m after Gambling Commission finds VIP customer failings March 12, 2020 UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service August 20, 2020 UKGC gambling statistics highlight retail declines May 29, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Share The Gambling Commission is inviting members of the public, gambling businesses and other stakeholders to provide their views on two key issues as part of its work to prevent gambling-related harms. The Commission is requesting views and data on the issue of gambling online with credit cards and, separately, on improving player control measures on all Category B gaming machines, the high prize machines with a typical top prize of £500.Paul Hope, executive director at the Gambling Commission, said: “We are exploring measures that could help reduce the risk of harm to consumers who use their credit cards to gamble online, and to those who play on all Category B machines. We want consumers, gambling firms and other interested parties to have their say and provide evidence that will help us make gambling safer.”Last year the Commission backed the principle that consumers should not gamble with money they do not have – gambling with borrowed money is already well-established as a risk factor for harmful gambling. Now it is seeking meaningful input to help determine if restrictions, potentially including an outright ban, are necessary to limit risks to consumers.The other call for evidence gives an opportunity for gambling businesses to outline how they will meet the challenges set out in the Government’s Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures over the protections for players using Category B gaming machines.In April, the maximum stake on Category B2 gaming machines (Fixed Odds Betting Terminals) will be reduced from £100 to £2. Category B1 machines in casinos and Category B3 machines, sited in arcades, bingo halls and betting shops, offer maximum stakes of £5 and £2 respectively, but at up to eight times the speed of play of B2 games.Data indicate that the risks associated with Category B1 and B3 machines are broadly similar to the risks with B2 machines at a £100 maximum stake – the reason why the Commission said last year in its advice to Government that it wanted to explore player protection options further. Those options include tracking play, using time and monetary limits and alerts, and communicating messages about gambling safely. The Commission also said it wants to hear about industry efforts to evaluate harm prevention measures.Both calls for evidence will be available on the Gambling Commission’s website from 10am.Payments and the future of retail betting are just two of the topics that will be address at next month’s Betting on Football conference. Find out more here.
Liberty Professionals Head Coach Reginald Asante Boateng has defended his side’s unusual time wasting tactics in Wednesday’s goalless draw against Hearts of Oak.Liberty were reduced to 10 men on the stroke of halftime when Michael Enu was given his marching orders for obstructing Hearts forward Joseph Esso who was through on goal.Playing the entire second half with a man down, Liberty turned to excessive delay tactics much to the disgust of the Hearts fans, with Hearts Head Coach Kim Grant describing it as shameful.Asante Boateng admits he is not a fan of such a philosophy, but says the situation in the game necessitated it.“I have to say it is not my style to delay in a game, but the situation demanded it so we had to just draw a strategy to kill the tie,” he said.“I’m not going to apologize for that display. The Hearts fans need to understand that football does not always give you what you want,” he added.Liberty will host Elmina Sharks on Sunday in their next game of the competition.
Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been branded “a hypocrite and a liar” by the Korean billionaire who is running to succeed him in the office.Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been branded “a hypocrite and a liar” by the Korean billionaire who is running to succeed him in the office.Chung Mong-Joon, a former FIFA vice-president, also claims he plans to sue Blatter in court for “embezzlement” for being paid a secret salary which was not even agreed by FIFA’s executive committee.Chung said he is facing suspension from FIFA’s ethics committee for promoting a 777million US dollar development fund proposed by South Korea’s 2022 World Cup bid. He said that was a “travesty of justice” after no investigation was lodged against UEFA president Michel Platini’s support for Qatar.Speaking at the Leaders sport business summit in London, Chung said: “FIFA has become a badge of shame. To call it a mafia is almost insulting to mafia, so blatant and arrogant is its corruption.”At FIFA money and power have blinded Blatter in the virtues of sportsmanship. “For his payment without executive committee approval, I plan to sue Mr Blatter for embezzlement in court. Mr Blatter in short is a hypocrite and a liar.”Chung pointed out that Chilean Harold Mayne-Nicholls was banned for seven years by FIFA’s ethics committee after asking Qatar for placements for family members while he was in charge of the technical inspectors looking at the World Cup bids. Mayne-Nicholls last year said he wanted to run against Blatter for the presidency.He added: “Mr Platini voted for Qatar and his son landed a job a with a Qatar company as chief executive. The ethics committee did not even start an investigation, this is a travesty of justice.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
“We’ve talked to all the guys,” he said. “They are on board with whatever we think is going to make us more productive. He’s got the same grouping in front of him, so he’s going to get the same RBI opportunities.”Pujols, 38, has been a lightning rod for criticism in recent years because he’s remained in the middle of the lineup while his production has decreased. The Angels have maintained that he was still driving in runs. This season, Pujols, who had two hits and an RBI on Wednesday, has hit .318 with runners in scoring position.Overall, he was hitting .247 with 12 homers, 45 RBIs and a .688 OPS. Although the Angels had hoped that a surgery-free winter would help Pujols improve from last year, his overall performance is only slightly up from his .672 OPS in 2017.There had been other times in recent years when Pujols was slumping more than he is now, but the Scioscia apparently didn’t have the right mix of other players to make this move until now.Simmons has been hot for most of the season, hitting .318 with an .826 OPS, but Scioscia had insisted he wanted Simmons to bat with runners on base. Now, the Angels have Shohei Ohtani back, so he can go behind Pujols, where Simmons was. This allows Simmons to help the set the table for Trout.“Our lineup has a chance to get deeper now, with Shohei in it, with it turning over with David Fletcher at the bottom,” Scioscia said. “Every inning you need to pressure other teams. Hopefully, we can start to get to that, particularly getting some guys on base in front of Mike. Helping him get some of those opportunities is important. That will feed into Justin and Albert.”Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros SEATTLE — Albert Pujols is in a lineup spot he hasn’t seen since he was a rookie 17 years ago.The Angels lineup for Wednesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners had Pujols hitting fifth, the first time he’s started a game lower than fourth since 2001, his first season.Manager Mike Scioscia moved Andrelton Simmons up to the No. 2 spot, which had been occupied by Mike Trout. That pushed Trout, Justin Upton and Pujols all down a spot, to 3-4-5.Asked if he needed to have a conversation with Pujols about this move, Scioscia said it wasn’t an issue. Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak
There’s that phrase Scully turned during Clayton Kershaw’s no-hitter from last season, telling people it might be time to call up a friend to let them know some history is in the making. Then he corrects himself, saying that texting is probably the best way to go about it these days.The story he told about Indians climbing mountains to see the sea during his 1982 Hall of Fame induction speech still brings goosebumps.Then there’s the way he ad-libbed on a movie soundtrack for a game that never really happened — describing how Kevin Costner, as Billy Chapel, struggles to throw a perfect game in “For Love Of The Game.”The voice of Vin. The sound of Scully.Hear what I’m saying? “Well, it is a little unbelievable because God has been so good and given me good health — and he did it through my mom, who lived to be 97, so certainly the biggest reason how I got this far is because of her genes,” Scully said Friday morning when asked what it sounded like to be on the cusp of another birthday.Thankfully, we can Google up a YouTube clip to restore our DNA data plan. Scully lives perpetually in a digital cloud, a voice from the video-streaming heavens. If only someone had the tapes of when he first started calling games in Brooklyn some 65 years ago.I listen to Scully converse casually on the phone, and it’s a reminder again that, frankly, my hearing isn’t what it used to be.Decades of trying to work around insufferable tinnitus in the left ear has resulted in more than a 50-percent loss of decipherable sound from that side, and it worsens by the year. Hearing aids only amplify the non-stop ringing.So the right ear gets overtaxed. Someone like me who loves to listen rather than talk — it’s why God gave us two ears and one mouth, I’m reminded — wonders when the other senses will overcompensate as this nonsense continues.It’s more difficult to sit and work in an indoor sports arena where the bass-heavy music over the more sophisticated speaker systems permeate membranes and cause more permanent damage. I’m in constant preservation mode against loudness. My only recourse is that a sense of humor offsets a sense of longing for what’s never coming back.I hope to someday to hear the pitch perfect of a grandchild’s first words as clearly as Scully’s perfect description of a Kershaw pitch.The voice of Vin. The sound of Scully.From his lips to my one good ear, he makes perfect sense of what sense he appreciates most at this stage in the game.“For me, the sense of sight has to rank No. 1,” he said. “Not only because there’s this great big world to look at, but when you do want to beat a hasty retreat from it, there’s always a good book you can find to read.”Scully has spent time with generations on holidays and birthdays, and he says he can envision them beyond his mind’s eye. He’s protective of his voice, sure. But his royal blue eyes start the process of what he’s about to tell us. And it’s imperative that we listen.He explains a resistance he has when it comes to imagining how he’d see himself in a mirror if he didn’t have baseball as part of his life today, just a few months away from starting his 66th season with the Dodgers.“Remember the book by James Hilton called ‘Shangri-La,’” Scully begins, referring to the 1933 novel that was made into a Frank Capra movie a short time later called “Lost Horizon” starring Ronald Coleman and Margo Albert.“This plane crashes into the Himalayas of Nepal, and the survivors are met by Sherpa guides who take them off the mountain, during a terrible blizzard. The next thing you know they’re in the most beautiful valley in the whole world, absolutely magnificent — it’s Shangri-La.“So now one of the survivors falls in love with this gorgeous girl in the valley. Finally, there comes a point when the survivors are restless and want to be rescued. So when they are rescued, this man decides to leave but he wants to take this woman back to civilization.“When he announces his plan, the High Lama says that he can’t take her away from Shangri-La. He warns him that she is a lot older than she looks. She has only managed to stay her youthful age because she has lived in this valley for so long, and if she leaves, she’ll revert to her real age.“But the man takes her anyway. And in the movie, there’s the scene where they’re leaving the valley, all dressed in winter clothes. The man is carrying the woman out on his shoulder. And then the camera zooms in on her. From under her hood, you can now see her face — and she looks to be 150 years old.”Scully pauses for effect, and reflection.The voice of Vin. The sound of Scully. The eyes have it. I’m listening even more intently.“I’ve often thought that when the time comes to leave baseball, I’ll have lived this sheltered, lovely existence where grown men leave a child’s game. It’s like Shangri-La. You leave it, and your real age catches up with you.”In Shangri-L.A., it’s always time for Dodger baseball with Scully. No matter what the calendar says.See what I’m email@example.com @tomhoffarth on Twitter On my mental iPod/way-back machine, Vin Scully probably gets the most search and playback requests these days.You know how the marvelous mind works. You hear something, and it reminds you of something else. You hit memory mode and hope the audio files arranged in this neurotransmitting system are uploaded to the right version.So now we’ve hit pause, because Father Time has called another timeout.The Dodgers’ Hall of Fame broadcaster and city of Los Angeles treasure turns 87 on Saturday. The kinetic brain energy kicks into motion again. Hopefully, the batteries are charged. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error MEMPHIS — Even though the games have not been going the Lakers’ way, people are noticing a positive change for Brandon Ingram.The third-year forward scored a team-high 32 points in the 110-105 loss to Memphis on Monday night, continuing a tear that’s been going since he returned from All-Star break. Over his past three games, Ingram has scored 88 points, and he was nearly unguardable against the Grizzlies while shooting 12 for 18 from the field.“He’s just been in a zone,” LeBron James said. “And whatever it is, he needs to stay there.”The Lakers have been hopeful for this upward slope for Ingram, who they’ve long valued as a potentially lethal scorer. Adding to his midrange game against the Grizzlies, Ingram hit three 3-pointers, defying some criticism of his lack of attempts from deep range. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIngram brushed aside his performance against Memphis, saying his individual accomplishments on the stat sheet matter little if the Lakers don’t win. But Coach Luke Walton said he’s seen this coming for some time now.“You start to become more consistent, and it just comes with experience and time,” he said. “There’s not really a way to speed that up. It’s different for everybody, but it seems like he’s in a pretty good groove right now.”MUSCALA RETURNSAfter three games on the shelf with a sprained ankle, Mike Muscala finally returned to action for just the second appearance since the Lakers traded for him. The sixth-year big man had three points, a rebound and two blocked shots in 11 minutes of play.Related Articles The Lakers originally traded for Muscala as a floor-spacer for the playoff push, but after turning his ankle in his Lakers debut against Philadelphia on Feb. 10, he hasn’t been able to play much. It hasn’t helped the optics of the deal that Ivica Zubac, the main piece the Lakers gave up in the deal, has been the Clippers’ starting center and playing well in their rotation.Walton said while Muscala was technically available Saturday against New Orleans, the Lakers training staff advised him that rest might be helpful for him. When the Lakers arrived in Memphis, Walton saw enough to be assured that Muscala would be able to play. “We had an optional gym time yesterday that he was at and watched him move around and play one-on-one, two-on-two, and he looked good,” Walton said before the game. “So we’ll get him out there tonight.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers
7:15 p.m. — MICHIGAN 1, VANDERBILT 0. Jordan Brewer ropes a one-out double into the right field corner to bring in a run. He tripped between second and third but was able to scamper back safely.7:11 p.m. — After a leadoff walk in the first, Michigan’s Jordan Nwogu is thrown out trying to go first-to-third on a single. Umpires did not review that call (even though reviews are allowed), and on the replay it appears Nwogu was safe.7:05 p.m. — Hello. We’re a couple of minutes away from first pitch on ESPN. Michigan hit Vanderbilt with four runs in the first two innings, then pulled away with a pair of home runs to take Game 1 of the College World Series finals.The Wolverines’ 7-4 win puts them one game away from their first championship since 1962. MORE: College World Series TV schedule, times, bracketMichigan used an RBI double from Jordan Brewer and RBI single from Blake Nelson to jump ahead in the first inning. It added on with two more runs in the second frame before long balls by Jimmy Kerr and Joe Donovan essentially sealed the game late.Left-hander Tommy Henry again did his job for the Wolverines, striking out eight over 8 1/3 innings while allowing just three earned runs.Commodores outfielder JJ Bleday, drafted No. 4 overall in this year’s MLB Draft, notched a solo home run, though his blast was overshadowed by Michigan’s offense.Sporting News provided live scoring updates and highlights from Game 1 of 2019 College World Series finals between Vanderbilt and Michigan. Here’s how the Wolverines won:College World Series finals 2019: Highlights from Vanderbilt vs. MichiganMichigan: 7Vanderbilt: 410:34 p.m. — FINAL: Michigan 7, Vanderbilt 4. Let’s do it again tomorrow.Michigan is one win away from the 🏆#CWS | @umichbaseball pic.twitter.com/FMj2DCS7cQ— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 25, 201910:31 p.m. — MICHIGAN 7, VANDERBILT 4. A sacrifice fly doesn’t do the Commodores too much good at this point. They’re down to their last out.10:24 p.m. — Vanderbilt is down to its final three outs, but it begins the ninth with a double.10:11 p.m. — THROUGH EIGHT.WHAT A 🚀 OF A THROW!JORDAN BREWER! #CWS #SCTop10 | @umichbaseball pic.twitter.com/dBx0MZxDRA— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 25, 20199:50 p.m. — MICHIGAN 7, VANDERBILT 3. The Wolverines add on in the eighth with a Joe Donovan solo shot.Joe. Donovan.What a shot for the Wolverines! #CWS | @umichbaseball pic.twitter.com/bHzUkbxAAq— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 25, 20199:34 p.m. — MICHIGAN 6, VANDERBILT 3. GONE! Jimmy Kerr blasts a two-run home run. The Wolverines are back in control.JIMMY KERR IS A LEGEND.#CWS | @umichbaseball pic.twitter.com/UGzqTnOo0H— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 25, 20199:14 p.m. — MICHIGAN 4, VANDERBILT 3. Bleday hits a solo home run to bring Vanderbilt within one!BLEDAY with the BOMB! 💣#CWS | @VandyBoys pic.twitter.com/QVLCRZZhJG— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 25, 20199:12 p.m. — Relief pitcher Zach King gets out of the jam with an important strikeout. On to the bottom of the sixth.9:07 p.m. — Commodores starter Drake Fellows comes out with two on and two out in the sixth. He got hit hard in the first couple of innings but recovered nicely and wound up striking out seven.8:50 p.m. — Things have settled down a bit. We’re now in the top of the sixth with the score still 4-2.8:30 p.m. — Michigan puts runners on second and third but fails to capitalize on the chance to extend its lead.8:14 p.m. — We’re through three frames in Omaha. Michigan grabbed an early 4-0 lead, but Vanderbilt is battling back.7:59 p.m. — MICHIGAN 4, VANDERBILT 2. A passed ball gives the Commodores another. They still have a runner in scoring position with two outs.7:59 p.m. — MICHIGAN 4, VANDERBILT 1. Big two-out hit! Ty Duvall drives in Vanderbilt’s first run of the game.Duvall sends one home and the #VandyBoys are on the board! #CWS | @VandyBoys pic.twitter.com/qdL5JTtDO8— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 25, 20197:48 p.m. — Philip Clarke leads of the bottom of the second with the single. Perhaps this is the start of a response from Vanderbilt.7:43 p.m. — MICHIGAN 4, VANDERBILT 0. Another Wolverines run comes in via an RBI ground out. 7:39 p.m. — MICHIGAN 3, VANDERBILT 0. RBI double. Still no one out. Vandy is on the ropes early here.Michigan comes out firing in the second and adds another run to their lead! #CWS | @umichbaseball pic.twitter.com/0jCEDNGvoS— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 24, 20197:35 p.m. — Two on, no outs for Michigan in the second.7:21 p.m. — The Commodores get through the top of the first without further damage.7:19 p.m. — MICHIGAN 2, VANDERBILT 0. Blake Nelson adds to Michigan’s advantage, shooting a single to left.