The parol will be on display until January 2020 when Iloilo Citywelcomes guests for the Dinagyang Festival and the Chinese New Yearcelebration./PN Personnel of the Iloilo City government’s Task Force Boltahe are getting ready to install Christmas parols at the Iloilo Esplanade. This Christmas lantern project is being spearheaded by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Iloilo and Zonta Club of Iloilo City. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The city government’s Task ForceBoltahe is in charge of installing the parols. “We aim to inspire people and makethem happy,” said Dr. Sandra Sarabia-Gomez, PCCI-Iloilo chairperson. Their original target was only 1,000 parols but they were able to produceover 1,500 already due to strong private sector support. “Looking at the response of thecitizens, we are so happy to work and fill the city with parols,” she added. ILOILO City – Over 1,500 Christmas parols will brighten this city beginningNov. 16. “We started sending out our appeal to the private sector on Sept. 4. The support was overwhelming. By Sept. 15 we were able to put up the first 100 parols along the Diversion Road (Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue),” said PCCI Board of Directors’ Alma May Tayo. CHRISTMAS IS IN THE AIR. Colorful parols or Christmas lanterns dot Iloilo City’s Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue in Mandurriao district. These will be officially switched on this Saturday, Nov. 16, a month before the Dec. 16 start of the traditional nine-day misa de gallo or dawn mass leading to Christmas Day. The private sector is taking the lead in sprucing up the city for the holidays. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The official switch-on is on Nov. 16,6 p.m. at city hall. Ilonggo senator Franklin Drilon will be the guest ofhonor. Establishments are encouraged tosponsor parols (size, 6×6 at P1,500),said Sarabia-Gomez. Sarabia-Gomez said the project isbenefitting the inmates of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology inBarangay Ungka, Jaro district. They have been tapped to make the parols. “They say this project is a big helpfor them. When the response is more positive, the more I am happy,” she said. Inspired by the goal of Mayor JerryTreñas to “level up” the city, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry(PCCI) Iloilo and Zonta Club of Iloilo City are spearheading this Christmaslantern project.
Nick Bibbs limped toward the sideline, his left leg unwilling to bend. After a few painful steps, he paused suddenly and fell to the ground. Lying flat on his back, Bibbs grimaced and held that left leg. ‘It was just killing me,’ he said. Bibbs, a starting midfielder on the Syracuse men’s soccer team, suffered a deep bruise to his quadriceps after colliding with a Pittsburgh player in Saturday’s game against the Panthers. SU head coach Ian McIntyre sat him out the rest of the half, but Bibbs returned to gut out 25 more minutes in a 0-0 game. ‘He’s a very physical, athletic player for us,’ McIntyre said. ‘He’s a bit of a warrior as well.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text That warrior’s mentality has earned Bibbs a spot in the starting 11 on the Orange (1-4-2) in just his first year with the program. The transfer from Division II Caldwell College has started the last five games for SU as a defensive holding midfielder. Bibbs has relied on his athleticism and toughness to earn the respect of his teammates. Heading into Tuesday’s non-conference matchup at home against Canisius at 7 p.m., Bibbs is looking to build on his gritty performance from the weekend. For much of the second half Saturday, Bibbs found himself hampered by the injury to his quad. His limp worsened after every tackle. His face wrinkled in pain after every collision. But he played through. ‘It shows character,’ SU defender Jakob Karlgren said. ‘He wants to win. He wants to play. Even if you’re hurt a little bit, he’s still in there and taking a lot of knocks. It’s a good signal for the team.’ One play late in the second half embodies that mindset. With 22 minutes to go, the Panthers linked together a few passes, resulting in a wide-open shot attempt from the top of the 18-yard box. But out of nowhere, Bibbs came sliding in to get a piece of the shot. It slowed the ball down enough so SU goalkeeper Jeremy Vuolo could make a sprawling save to knock it wide. ‘I’m supposed to protect my back four,’ Bibbs said. ‘If the (opposing team’s) forward is floating around and trying to check to the ball, I take responsibility for him.’ All game long, Bibbs shined in his role as holding midfielder. Playing directly in front of the Orange defenders, Bibbs is responsible for marking up on any opposing forwards lurking and waiting for a pass. This allows his back line to stay further back and prevents the other team from getting in behind the SU defense. It is in this role Bibbs’ athleticism truly benefits him. Listed at 5-foot-11, 170 pounds, he is ‘not the biggest guy,’ in the words of McIntyre. But that doesn’t prevent him from being a force in the air. In addition to Karlgren and McIntyre, fellow midfielder Geoff Lytle also acknowledged Bibbs’ ability to win important head balls as something that makes him a unique player in the Orange’s lineup. ‘He gets up there and just hangs in the air,’ Lytle said. ‘It’s wild to see him. That’s something you really need from a defensive midfielder to win those head balls.’ And on a team that has struggled to score goals this year, a dominant header of the ball could be the much needed remedy. McIntyre said he is looking for Bibbs to keep pushing forward on attacking chances and to use his athleticism and leaping ability on the offensive end of the field. ‘He has an aggressive mentality to go after the ball,’ McIntyre said. ‘We think we can get some more out of him going forward with his aerial ability.’ Perhaps that something will come as early as Tuesday. The game against Canisius should provide the Orange with chances to experiment, while still coming away with three points. The Golden Griffins are 0-5-0 this season and have scored just one goal. Syracuse should win and do so dominantly. It can’t really afford to do anything else. ‘I think we let a few games slip already, and we’d be very disappointed not to come out with (the win) in this match,’ Bibbs said. ‘We’re going out there like it is a Big East game. It’s another match, and we have to win matches.’ After intense massages and ice baths over the past three days, Bibbs has done all he can to make sure he will be ready to go Tuesday night. For McIntyre, players like Bibbs are essential to the turnaround of the SU program. ‘We need players like Nick Bibbs in our lineup,’ he said. ‘He provides us a bit of personality and character.’ [email protected] Published on September 26, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) passes in a drill during an NCAA college football practice in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi says sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett doesn’t have to think he’s “Kenny Perfect.” Either way, Pickett will be the focal point for Pitt when the Panthers open the 2018 season on Saturday against Albany. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File) PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett’s first college start set almost impossible expectations for his second. Everywhere except inside the Pittsburgh locker room. While coach Pat Narduzzi understands the hype surrounding the sophomore quarterback — last seen engineering an upset of then second-ranked Miami in the 2017 regular season finale — Narduzzi also knows a reality check will come at some point. Perhaps as early as Saturday when the Panthers open against Albany.“I know everybody thinks he’s going to go out there and be ’Kenny Perfect,’” Narduzzi said. “That’d be in a perfect world. But nobody’s perfect. I don’t want to make Kenny tight like that where he’s got to play perfect. He’s still a baby.”Even if Pickett didn’t play like one while accounting for all three Pitt touchdowns in the victory over the Hurricanes. Nine months later he steps onto Heinz Field again eager to prove it was no fluke. The atmosphere will be different. So will the stakes. That’s fine by Pickett. A year ago he was running the scout team. Now he’s firmly entrenched as the starter.Will he be pumped? Yes. Will he show it? Meh.Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) passes under pressure by defensive lineman James Folston Jr. (40) during their annual NCAA intrasquad college football spring Blue Gold game, Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The Blue team won 10-3. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)“I can’t be going nuts on the field, then I lose my mind and lose my read, what I have to do,” Pickett said. “Just stay calm, stay smooth from the first quarter to the last one.”The Panthers could use a steady hand at the wheel following a tumultuous 2017 in which they finished 5-7 and failed to reach a bowl game for the first time in a decade. A seemingly unending rotation at quarterback — from Max Browne to Ben DiNucci back to Browne back to DiNucci then ultimately to Pickett — didn’t help.Pickett’s rise could give Pitt long-term stability , though he is quick to point out he’s just one part of an offense he believes will be “explosive” under second-year coordinator Shawn Watson.“It’s our offense now this year,” Pickett said. “Last year we were 50/50. We didn’t know our identity really.”Now the Panthers believe they do. Senior running backs Darrin Hall and Qadree Ollison are eager to bounce back after an underachieving 2017 . Fullback George Aston returns after missing most of last season due to injury. The receivers are largely inexperienced but Pickett is hardly concerned.“I feel really comfortable back there,” Pickett said. “I have trust in seven to eight guys to go in there and do exactly what the guy before them did. That’s something we didn’t have last year and we do this year. … It’s been countless hours of work and preparation and we’re ready to go.”Some things to look for as Pitt attempts not to get tripped up by the Great Danes.NO QB JITTERS: Albany QB Vince Testaverde Jr., a fifth-year graduate transfer at his third school, will start his first game for the Great Danes. The son of longtime NFL quarterback and 1986 Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde is a transfer from Miami, where his dad starred. He started his college career at Texas Tech and played in one game as a non-scholarship freshman in 2014, completing 15 of 26 passes for 116 yards against Texas, then transferred after one semester.Although his dad will be at the game, Vince says it will be business as usual.“I’m just going to play my game, tell everyone else just to play theirs,” said Testaverde, who will be playing in only his second game in college. “Nothing’s different. Football is football, no matter if we play in a small stadium, big stadium, wherever we play.”ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Narduzzi raised some eyebrows when he told a crowd of fans at a kickoff luncheon that he would see them in Charlotte — site of the ACC title game —at the end of the season. It’s a limb Narduzzi is willing to step out on thanks to the mentality of his 19 seniors.“I think we’ve got the talent, I think we have the mindset, I think we’ve got the chemistry to win a championship,” Narduzzi said. “Is that going to happen? We’ll find out.”OLD HOME WEEKEND: Albany head coach Greg Gattuso is a Pittsburgh native. He won eight MAAC championships in 12 seasons at Duquesne (1993-2004) and also worked on the Panthers’ staff for six seasons (2005- 11). This will be Albany’s second game ever against an FBS opponent.“They had an opening (on the schedule). It worked out. It was a much better idea four years ago than it is right now,” Gattuso said, joking. “But I’m excited about it, and I think the kids are really excited about it.“Ultimately, it’s a great experience for our athletes to play … against the team that just beat the No. 2 team in the country in their last game.”Albany offensive line coach Jim Sweeney is from Pittsburgh and a Pitt grad.___AP Sports Writer John Kekis in Syracuse, New York, contributed to this report.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Willingham isn’t a tennis star, but she is a Black woman. She and others like her say Williams’ experience resonates with them because they are often forced to watch their tone and words in the workplace in ways that men and other women are not.And if they’re not careful, they say, they risk being branded “Angry Black Woman.”“So much of what she experiences we experience in the workplace, too,” said Willingham, a professor of criminal justice at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. “As Black women … we’re expected to stay in our lane, that lane that has been created for us. Any time we step out of that lane, then we become a problem.”The stereotype of the “Angry Black Woman” is alive and well, said Felicia Martin, 36, a federal employee who lives in Brooklyn. She recalls once seeing a white female co-worker cursing and throwing things and not facing repercussions, while she’s been told to calm down for expressing her own upset in a normal tone of voice. Martin and others pointed to a cartoon by an Australian artist as the clearest example of the stereotype facing Black women. Mark Knight of Melbourne’s Herald Sun depicted Williams as an irate, hulking, big-mouthed Black woman jumping up and down on a broken racket. The umpire was shown telling a blond, slender woman — meant to be Osaka, who is actually Japanese and Haitian — “Can you just let her win?”“I was deeply offended. This is not a joke,” said Vanessa K. De Luca, former editor in chief of Essence magazine, who wrote a column about the U.S. Open furor.The cartoonist “completely missed the point of why she was upset,” De Luca told The Associated Press. “It was about her integrity, and anybody who doesn’t get that is perpetuating the erasure that so many Black women feel when they are trying to speak up for themselves. It’s like our opinions don’t matter.”Some Black women say they have to worry perpetually about how they’re coming across to make sure they’re not dismissed as angry or emotional. In this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams, right, talks with referee Brian Earley during the women’s final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File) Retired professional tennis player Zina Garrison defended tennis player Serena Williams after Williams was hit with three code violations that led to a $17,000 fine at the U.S. Open final, saying some of the chair umpire’s calls were unfair. (Sept. 10)“If I’m upset about something, I should get to express that to you,” Martin said.During Saturday’s championship loss to Naomi Osaka, Williams got a warning from the chair umpire for violating a rarely enforced rule against receiving coaching from the sidelines. An indignant Williams emphatically defended herself, denying she had cheated. A short time later, she smashed her racket in frustration and was docked a point. She protested that and demanded an apology from the umpire, who penalized her a game.Many people, Black women among them, echoed Williams’ contention that she was punished while men on the tennis circuit have gotten away with even harsher language.Serena Williams argues with the chair umpire during a match against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, during the women’s finals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in New York, on Sept. 8, 2018. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)“A lot of things started going through my head in that particular situation. You know, first and foremost, what was going to be said about her the next day? The typical angry black woman, you know … when she really was just standing up for herself and she was standing up for women’s rights,” said former tennis champion Zina Garrison, who is Black. “A woman, period, is always, when we speak up for ourselves, then you have the situation where people are saying, you know, they’re too outspoken. They’re acting like a man, all of that. But then a Black woman on top of that, the angry Black woman, who does she think she is?” Serena Williams hugs Naomi Osaka, of Japan, after Osaka defeated Williams in the women’s final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) “It’s exhausting,” said Denise Daniels, 44, of the Bronx, who works in professional development for educators. “It does diminish from the work satisfaction that other people get to enjoy because it is an additional cost.”Willingham thinks that was part of Williams’ experience on Saturday as well, but that it was also about a career’s worth of frustrations that she has had to endure, such as when the French Open banned the type of catsuit she wore.“I felt it for her. I felt she was fed up, she was tired of this,” Willingham said. “How much is she supposed to take, really? How much are any of us supposed to keep taking?”___Associated Press video producer Noreen Nasir contributed to this report from Washington.___Deepti Hajela covers issues of race, ethnicity and immigration for The Associated Press. Follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dhajela. For more of her work, search for her name at https://apnews.com. NEW YORK (AP) — When Serena Williams told the umpire at the U.S. Open final that he owed her an apology, that he had stolen something from her, and then she got penalized for her words, Breea Willingham could relate to her frustration and anger.
In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and Hall of Fame President David Baker — and obtained by The Associated Press — 21 Hall of Fame members cited themselves as “integral to the creation of the modern NFL, which in 2017 generated $14 billion in revenue.”Among the signees were Eric Dickerson, who is listed as chairman of the newly created Hall of Fame Board the group has formed, Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Joe Namath, Lawrence Taylor, and Sarah White, the widow of Reggie White.One name on the list of 22 signees including Mrs. White was Carl Ellard, but no one by that name has played professional football. Former Vikings defensive end Carl Eller, however, is a Hall of Famer.The strongly worded letter called out the league for paying Goodell $40 million, saying “there are better uses for that money.” It also criticized Smith for his salary and the lack of a former player on the players’ association executive board. But there have been two former players on that executive board since 2009.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL In this Aug. 13, 1987, file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Eric Dickerson (29) breaks away as Seattle Seahawks nose tackle Joe Nash misses the tackle during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Anaheim. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File) A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — George Aston has seen a lot in five years at Pittsburgh. Two coaching staffs. A handful of big-time upsets that hinted at a turnaround. Just as many baffling losses that have ultimately prevented it from happening.Still, the burly fullback hasn’t seen this: it’s November and the Panthers are in first place in the ACC’s Coastal Division heading into a visit from Virginia Tech. Pitt’s first trip to a conference title game is within reach, an achievement that Aston and the rest of the 19 seniors who will play their final game at Heinz Field on Saturday know would leave a tangible lasting legacy.“We haven’t been in this position this late in the season before,” Aston said. “It’s pretty late in the season, we control our own destiny. We’ve just got to win.”Something the Panthers (5-4, 4-1) have managed to do with regularity over the last month, reviving what threatened to be a lost season. Pitt has won three of four — the lone setback a narrow 19-14 nonconference loss to unbeaten Notre Dame on the road — to move into the driver’s seat in the typically unwieldy Coastal, which could have its sixth different champion in as many years.“I felt like we put our mind to it, this team can do a lot of different things,” defensive end DeWayne Hendrix said. “Just us going through adversity as a team, losing games that we weren’t supposed to and now we’re finally starting to get into a groove. We always knew we should be winning those games. We just didn’t know when it was going to happen.”This might be the year. Emphasis on might. The Panthers, however, are wary. As promising as the last month has been, it can come undone very quickly. A team built on running the ball and defense understands it has little margin for error. Still, they like their chances.“A lot of people doubted us,” Hendrix said. “People are going to doubt you when you’re losing but when you’re winning, they’re going to jump on the bandwagon. We know how good we can be but we can’t be sidetracked on that. We’ve got to go out and grind each week just like everybody else.”Something Virginia Tech (4-4, 3-2) has been unable to do during a stretch in which it has dropped three of four. Still, the Hokies can revive their own chances at capturing the Coastal — and salvaging an uneven year — by beating the Panthers for the third straight time.“It’s not our job to be frustrated, it’s our job to try to fix, coach and mentor,” Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said. “Continuing to try to push these guys forward so that they can execute on a more consistent basis so that as a team we have a chance to have more consistent play against very good people.”VIVID MEMORYVirginia Tech edged Pitt 20-14 in Blacksburg last season thanks to a dramatic goal-line stand in which the Hokies stopped Pitt on four shots from inside the Virginia Tech 5 in the final minute. The loss ultimately cost the Panthers a shot at a bowl game and the near miss has come up frequently over the last 12 months.“We all know what happened,” Pitt sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett said. “We remember it clearly. It’s extra motivation this week.”ROAD WARRIORSThe Hokies have been a bit of an erratic mess this season thanks in large part to an inability to get things done at Lane Stadium. Virginia Tech is just 1-3 at home — including 0-2 in the league — but has been solid on the road. The Hokies have won four straight ACC road games dating to a victory at Virginia in the 2017 season finale. Quarterback Ryan Willis has been a little more productive away from Lane Stadium. His road quarterback rating of 147.3 is a tick above what he puts up at home (134.9).TRYING THIS AGAINIn Boston College last week, the Hokies played the team whose style most resembles the very physical approach Pittsburgh takes offensively and allowed 219 yards rushing. That came a week after they allowed 465 to Georgia Tech. With perhaps his youngest defense ever, Hokies defensive coordinator Bud Foster hopes having played the Eagles will help. “Yeah, they’re going to be similar,” he said. “Big and physical up front. Big, physical, athletic tailbacks. They’re going to be very similar in a lot of ways. Maybe it will benefit us a little bit, but we’ll see.”___AP Sports Writer Hank Kurz in Richmond, Virginia contributed to this report.___For more AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 Pittsburgh fullback George Aston (35) celebrates a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 in Charlottesville, Va. (Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP/File)
Well-known Donegal photographer Paul Doherty is well used to being in the frame.Donegal photographer Paul Doherty doesn’t do things by half!But the popular lensman has found himself in even more demand after landing a role in a hotly-tipped RTE comedy series.Paul is now the official photographer on RTE’s Callan’s Kicks. The new show, starring madcap comic Oliver Callan, has just hit our screens.Paul, from Kilmacrennan, says he has really being enjoying himself working on the show.“It’s a great experience and it’s something new so I am still getting into it.“I’m traveling a good bit to Dublin but it’s really interesting and I feel the show is only really beginning to take off now,” said Paul. Paul hit the headlines this week after he shot a surprise video for his sister Grainne’s wedding.Guests were left speechless as they were treated to a seven minute mini film of Grainne and new husband Jamie Corry breaking down in their car and taking a rally car to their reception in the Silver Tassie instead.The video went viral after it first appeared on Donegal Daily yesterday morning.DONEGAL PHOTOGRAPHER LANDS TOP JOB ON RTE COMEDY SHOW was last modified: July 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Callan’s Kickspaul dohertyphotographerRTE
avery johnson alabamaFormer NBA point guard and head coach Avery Johnson was recently hired to take over the reins of the Alabama basketball program, which has reached just one NCAA Tournament in the past nine seasons. Johnson has a tall task ahead of him, but he has lofty goals for his new squad, saying during his introductory press conference his program will try and live up to the standard set by Duke, the 2014-15 national champions. “Duke University, that’s the standard for us here at the University of Alabama and our basketball program,” Johnson said. “The way they play defense and offense. The way they move the ball, that’s the standard. Nobody else is the standard. That’s the standard. Duke University. That’s why I’m here.”If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, it also makes for good publicity in this case. Judging by its Instagram post this morning, the Duke program is using Johnson’s quote to its marketing advantage.An obvious, but savvy move by Duke. We’re sure Johnson isn’t the only coach looking to get his program on the level of the Blue Devils but it’s easier said than done.
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea’s top court has ordered a Japanese company to compensate 10 Koreans for forced labour during Tokyo’s 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula.Thursday’s ruling by the Supreme Court was widely expected as the court ruled last month that another Japanese company must compensate four Korean men for similar colonial -era forced labour.The Oct. 30 ruling, the first of its kind, drew immediate protests from Japan which has argued the issue of forced labourers was already settled when Tokyo and Seoul signed a treaty in 1965 that restored diplomatic ties.The Supreme Court says Mitsubishi Heavy Industries must provide 80 million to 150 million won ($71,190-133,510) in compensation to each of 10 plaintiffs or their bereaved family members.The Associated Press
NEW YORK — The January gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,291.00 an ounce, down 60 cents.The current silver contract on the “NYMEX” closed at $15.47 an ounce, down ten cents.The Associated Press