Perlas outlasts UP to stay in hunt for semis spot

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBanKo Perlas kept its composure and remained in the quest for a semifinals spot in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference after dismantling University of the Philippines, 30-28, 21-25, 25-21, 25-18, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.An awry spike from Lady Maroon Diana Carlos ended the match in favor of the Perlas Spikers as they improved to a 2-3 standing while UP slipped to 1-4.ADVERTISEMENT Diana Carlos had a game-high 24 points to lead the last-placed Lady Maroons.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kelly continues nomadic training style ahead of ONE Macau cardcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Opposite hitter Nicole Tiamzon said it was her team’s strong, yet long, first set that gave them the confidence in pushing through.And although the Perlas Spikers dropped the following set, they were able to recover in the third and that boosted their morale, said Tiamzon, once more going into the fourth period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“It’s a good thing we got the first set and at least we were able to gain the confidence and we realized that yes we can hold on to our lead,” said Tiamzon. “Because our team has a tendency to slow down once we see that we’re about to close things out.”Tiamzon and Ella De Jesus led BanKo Perlas with 15 points apiece while Kathy Bersola and skipper Sue Roces added a combined 27 as they jumped to the fifth spot, from sixth, in the eight-team tournament. Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View commentslast_img read more

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Tokyo governor won’t speculate on Olympic bribery scandal

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:14Carpio 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike reacts during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Gov. Koike has declined to weigh in on the future Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda. Takeda is being investigated for his part in a bribery scandal that French investigators believe may have helped Tokyo win the 2020 Olympics in a vote by the International Olympic Committee.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO — The head of Tokyo’s city government has declined to weigh in on the future of Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda, who is being investigated for his part in an alleged bribery scandal.Asked Monday if Takeda should resign, Tokyo Governor Yurkio Koike told reporters: “This is an issue for the JOC. Therefore, as the government of Tokyo, we are looking at what efforts need to be made in order to ensure the success of the games.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Members of the JOC executive board are up for re-election this summer. There is speculation Takeda will not run, or could be replaced. French investigators believe he may have helped Tokyo win the 2020 Olympics in a vote by the International Olympic Committee.Takeda has been JOC president since 2001. He is also a powerful IOC member and the head of its marketing commission. He has not stepped aside from either position while the IOC’s ethics committee investigates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsA similar vote-buying scandal tarnished the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and former IOC member Carlos Nuzman, who was also head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee.French authorities suspect that about $2 million paid by the Tokyo bid committee — headed by Takeda — to a Singapore consulting company, Black Tidings, found its way to some IOC members in 2013 when Tokyo won the vote over bids from Istanbul and Madrid. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Takeda last month acknowledged he signed off on the payments but denied corruption allegations. An internal report in 2016 by the Japanese Olympic Committee essentially cleared Takeda of wrongdoing.Tokyo is spending at least $20 billion to organize the Olympics. Games costs are difficult to track, but the city of Tokyo appears to be picking up at least half the bill.Much of Japan’s focus has been to show that the Fukushima area is safe and has recovered from a 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and the meltdowns at three nuclear reactors.“In regards to the 2020 Games, there are two points which I am repeatedly conveying,” Koike said. “First, that the games will only be successful if the Paralympics are successful and second, that the overall games will only be successful if they are the real recovery Olympics and Paralympics as well.”Koike said renewable energy being generated in the Fukushima area north of Tokyo would be converted to hydrogen and used to power the athletes’ village in central Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra His last All-Star complete, Dwyane Wade turns focus on playoff pushlast_img read more

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L.A. court interpreters strike over pay dispute

first_imgA “high volume” of cases were postponed as a result, he added. However, there was minimal disruption to court proceedings in the Southwest District, which serves the bulk of the South Bay at the Torrance, Airport, Redondo Beach and Inglewood courthouses, according to Supervising Judge Mark Arnold. Outside the Torrance Courthouse, Communications Workers of America Area Director Mark Bixler, holding a sign that read “Jobs with Justice,” was the sole picket. “It’s a matter of them negotiating in good faith and not causing unfair labor practices,” said Bixler, who is not a court interpreter. The California Federation of Interpreters, an affiliate of the CWA and Newspaper Guild, says the work stoppage was called because negotiations with court officials, which began in May, have reached an impasse. By Denise Nix STAFF WRITER Some court users who speak languages other than English found themselves unable to communicate Wednesday when some 400 court interpreters in Los Angeles and other counties went on strike over wage negotiations. Ninety-four percent of the Los Angeles Superior Court’s full-time interpreters scheduled to work Wednesday didn’t show up, according to court spokesman Allan Parachini. The union staged three larger protests at other courthouses, including Long Beach. Interpreters in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties also walked off their jobs. One of the main disagreements is salary steps, which would give predictable raises to match the increasing costs to live in California, according to the union. The union also says higher wages are necessary to put interpreter pay on par with the private sector, and would help address a shortage of qualified interpreters. They call one 2.5 percent raise in eight years inadequate, and question why $8.9 million allocated for court interpreter salary increases in Los Angeles County’s budget is not being used. Parachini said court officials issued their “last, best and final” offer Aug. 15, which would give interpreters a raise from $70,622 a year to $73,446 annually, plus nearly $30,000 in benefits. To compensate for the lack of interpreters during the strike, Parachini said the court has plans to provisionally certify about three-dozen multilingual employees, many of whom already have some kind of training. “We’re gonna be reassessing the status of the situation every day in the morning, and identifying actions that we have to take, if there are any,” Parachini said. More than 257 court interpreters are full-time employees for the Los Angeles Superior Court system. Along with about 18 part-time and 126 hourly, as-needed interpreters, they translate more than 100 languages, according to court administrators. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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