Iloilo City is ‘ASEAN Clean Tourist City’

first_img“This warms my heart because having aclean city for my beloved Ilonggos and for tourists to feel safe is what I haveworked hard for these past five months in office,” said Treñas. “Truly we arelevelling up and we couldn’t have done this without everyone’s help.” Treñas will receive the award inbehalf of the city on Jan. 16, 2020 from the Association of Southeast AsianNations at the Empire Hotel and Country Club, Bandar Seri Begawan, BruneiDarussalam. The city government recentlyestablished “green guards” to protect city parks, plazas and public areas. ILOILO City – “This warms my heart.”Mayor Jerry Treñas was referring to this city bagging the ASEAN Clean TouristCity Award 2020-2022. center_img It also reactivated its beautificationteam and Task Force Boltahe to fix broken street lights./PN The award is given to cities that haveendeavoured to beautify their public spaces, improved the environment andsanitation, enhanced urban spaces and promoted man-made and naturalattractions, according to Rebecca Villanueva-Labit, director of the Departmentof Tourism’s (DOT) Office of Tourism Standards and Regulation.last_img read more

Selkirk College Saints Eye Third Straight BCIHL Title

first_img“They are a hard working team and definitely had their moments to keep the game within reach. Fortunately for us our special teams were clutch and out goaltender was sharp or it would have been a lot closer.”The Saints have a 4-0-0 record against the Vikes this season, but every contest has been hard fought and intense. Back in late-November, the Saints came from behind to win in a shootout 5-4.The following afternoon they needed late game heroics to tie the game in the final minute before Lucas Hildebrand scored the winner in overtime, completing back-to-back come from behind wins.“We understand as a group that this series will be tight and whichever team makes the greater sacrifices will hopefully advance to the finals.”Advanced tickets will be available at Mallard’s in Castlegar. Adults $10, seniors and Selkirk staff $7, youth $5, children under 6 free. For the first time ever free tickets will be available for Selkirk College Students. They can be picked up at the Castlegar Gym with college ID. General admission tickets will also be available at the door on game night.SERIES NOTESSELKIRK COLLEGE (13-8-0-3) vs UVIC (11-10-0-3)SEASON SERIES: Selkirk College won 4-0, outscoring the Vikes 20-8. Early in their last meeting on February 21 at the Ian Stewart Complex in Victoria, the Saints exploded for four goals in the first four minutes on their first four shots of the game and went on to clinch home ice in the first round of the BCIHL Playoffs.STORY LINE: The Saints look to capture their third title in as many years, a rare feat for any franchise. Battling through many injuries and inconsistent play early on this season, the Saints have won six of their last eight games and are the hottest team heading into the playoffs. Rookie Vikes forwards Carsen Willans and Linden Horswill return to the Kootenays for their first BCIHL playoff action. Both are Nelson residents who used to play for their hometown Leafs in the KIJHL. SAINTS KEY PLAYERS: Logan Proulx (28 points), Ryan Edwards (33 points), and Darnell Dyck (36 points) all sit in the top ten in league scoring. The line has proven to be a threat to score every shift and is the nucleus to the recent explosive Saints offense that we are all used to. The Saints also have six healthy veteran defensemen who were all part of the 2014 championship team. Goaltender James Prigione led the BCIHL in Goals Against Average (2.33).VIKES KEY PLAYERS: Adam Klein led the team in goals (17) and points (30). Other key veteran forwards include former BCIHL all-star Shawn Mueller (26 points) and Evan Warner (26 points). There is no question that the Vikes are a talented, hard-working, offensive team but allowed 106 goals in the regular season to finish second to last in this category. Dylan Hykawy led the BCIHL in goals by a defenseman with 10 and is a big threat to score from the point. The Selkirk College Saints begin their quest for a third straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship this weekend as they take on University of Victoria Vikes in a best-of-three series beginning Friday.Faceoff for Game One is scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Castlegar Recreation Center.The Saints clinched home ice in the first round by defeating University of Victoria by scores of 7-1 and 6-2 two weeks ago on Vancouver Island.However, those games appeared closer than the final outcome.“Those victories over the Vikes this month were not easy,” says Saints Head Coach Alex Evin.last_img read more

HEAT THE ROCKS TAKES ON TURF FOR THE FIRST TIME SATURDAY; POTENT PAIR HOLLENDORFER AND TRUJILLO TEAM AGAIN IN $200,000 XPRESSBET CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT 1 MILE ON TURF

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2015) – Leading trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will once again pair with jockey Elvis Trujillo when he sends out Heat the Rocks Saturday in the Sunshine Millions Xpressbet California Cup Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at a mile on turf.Though she has never raced on turf, 3-year-old Heat the Rocks has run well at a mile, running second in her last out, the Soviet Problem Stakes Dec. 7. The filly by Unusual Heat and out of the Tribal Rule mare Rockella is owned by Hollendorfer, Brett Tahajian and George Todaro. Bred in-part by Hollendorfer and Todaro as well, Heat the Rocks is 4-1-2-0 overall with earnings of $90,160.Hollendorfer will also send out Light One, a horse from his Golden Gate contingent in Saturday’s Oaks. The Comic Strip filly comes off a 5 ½ furlong maiden special weight win at Golden Gate Dec. 27; her first start with trainer Hollendorfer.Owned by Gatto Racing, LLC, USA Thoroughbred Racing Management, Inc, Gray, et al, she is 2-1-1 lifetime with earnings of $27,040.Northern-California based trainer Steve Specht has the most experienced filly in the gate with Swiss Skimmer, who has run the mile distance in her last four outings in an eight race career. Coming off a maiden special weight win at Golden Gate Dec. 14, the Swiss Yodeler filly is owned and bred by Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams.She is 8-1-1-3 overall with earnings of $41,103.Second going a mile on turf in a maiden special weight at Santa Anita Jan. 1, Doug O’Neill’s Silver Starlight will break from the far outside with new rider, French import Flavien Prat.The filly by Marino Marini is owned by Neil Haymes, Michael Ryan and Sterling Stables. She is a maiden with a second and a fourth from two starts and $14,560 in earnings.Tim Yakteen and Phil D’Amato will send out Patsy G and Me and Sheer Pleasure respectively off six furlong maiden special weight wins at Los Alamitos Dec. 19.The complete field for Saturday’s Xpressbet California Cup Oaks, to be run as the fifth race on a ten-race card, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Patsy G and Me, Drayden Van Dyke, 117; Singing Kitty, Aaron Gryder, 117; Swiss Skimmer, Frank Alvarado, 117; Heat the Rocks, Elvis Trujillo, 117; Sheer Pleasure, Kent Desormeaux, 117; Light One, Rafael Bejarano, 117; Tribal Express, Alonso Quinonez, 117; Silver Starlight, Flavien Prat, 117.                Special first post time on Saturday of 12:00 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:00 a.m.last_img read more

The favourite to win the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot revealed

first_img Costa put on an inspired display against Portugal and bagged two goals in a dramatic 3-3 draw 10 10 Kane leads the way having put two into the Tunisia net and scoring a hat-trick against Panama Cheryshev came off the bench to score twice for Russia against Saudi Arabia and added another against Egypt 10 10 10 6. Philippe Coutinho – 25/1 Lukaku also scored twice in Belgium’s opening fixture against Panama and twice again in the second match with Tunisia =7. Denis Cheryshev – 33/1 =7. Luis Suarez – 33/1 Ronaldo struck a hat-trick past David de Gea in Portugal’s opener and added another against Morocco 4. Diego Costa – 11/2 Coutinho bagged one goal in each of Brazil’s two games so far =7. Antoine Griezmann – 33/1center_img Suarez netted one for Uruguay against Saudi Arabia after a goalless performance against Egypt 10 Aguero netted once in Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Iceland, though couldn’t follow it up against Croatia 10 Griezmann tucked away a penalty to get off the mark in France’s 2-1 win over Australia 1. Harry Kane – 6/4 5. Neymar – 18/1 Neymar is still one of the favourites for the Golden Boot despite scoring just once in his first two games 10 10 10 The group stage is now about to enter its final round of matches at the 2018 World Cup.As such, it seems a good time to check on the odds and see who is most likely to win the Golden Boot.talkSPORT has viewed SunBets’ favourites and listed them below.=7. Sergio Aguero – 33/1 3. Romelu Lukaku – 4/1 2. Cristiano Ronaldo – 7/2last_img read more

Act Your Financial Age

first_imgBaby Boomers (Born 1946-1964, Age 55-73 in 2019)Determine when to claim Social Security and develop a strategy to provide income from investmentsLearn about Social Security, Medicare, and pension benefits as you approach the age of eligibilityInvestigate later life housing and living costsLearn about required minimum distributions (RMDs) from tax-deferred retirement savings plansTry to pay off all debt before retirementTake advantage of available “senior discounts” Young woman By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, [email protected] staff serve service members and their families at all ages and stages of life from young enlisted personnel getting a credit card in their 20s to those receiving retirement pay decades later. Thus, it is essential to understand how different generations handle money. Below are some examples of generational differences:Millennials spend the most of any generation on eating out and Generation X spends the most on housingMillennials are more likely than other generations to not carry around any cashCredit card use and credit scores increase with age as do health insurance premiumsYounger tax filers are more likely to use software and older tax filers more likely to hire a tax professionalEach decade of one’s financial life has suggested recommendations. Below are action steps for the four generations that are currently in the workforce or retired. Positive action steps taken as a young adult should continue throughout one’s adult life. A military homecoming. Portrait of an African American woman wearing navy camouflage uniform standing outdoors with her family. Her husband is holding their 5 year old son who is in the middle between his parents. Return to article. Long DescriptionGet strategic about philanthropy and/or gifting to family membersTalk to children/heirs about finances and estate planningStreamline and consolidate financial accounts and downsize and/or donate excess “stuff”Take RMD withdrawals from tax-deferred retirement savings plans (e.g., 401(k)s and Traditional IRAs)Make sure family members and/or advisors know where to find personal and financial documentsAdjust lifestyle to declining real income, if neededFor additional information about financial tasks for different generations, review the Military Families Learning Network webinar Financial Planning Transitions for Different Generations. Return to article. Long DescriptionGeneration X (Born 1965-1981, Age 38-54 in 2019)Continue to invest for the long term in stocks or stock mutual fundsDiversify investments and periodically rebalance portfolioEnhance employment skills (build human capital)Try to “max out” retirement savings plan contributions; take advantage of catch-up contributions at age 50+Talk to aging parents about their financesPrepare a will and living will if one wasn’t already created Mature/Silent/Traditionalist Generation (Born 1927-1945; age 74-92 in 2019) Return to article. Long DescriptionPhotospin/Ruslan KudrinMillennials or Generation Y (Born 1982-2000; Age 19-37 in 2019)Train for a career and become financially independent from parentsLearn to budget and “pay yourself first”Develop a repayment strategy for student loansBuild an adequate emergency fund (i.e., 3 to 6 months expenses)Build a positive credit historyDevelop investing expertise and start investing for retirementBuy life insurance to protect dependents and/or student loan co-signersBalance YOLO (You Only Live Once) and FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) mindsets with financial security Return to article. Long Description https://pixabay.com/photos/adult-elderly-face-man-old-person-1852908/ https://pixabay.com/photos/portrait-lady-glasses-woman-face-2827173/last_img read more

UAAP volleyball: Tigresses near Final 4, fend off Lady Maroons

first_imgSisi Rondina, Eya Laure, Dimdim Pacres and Caityln Viray. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–University of Santo Tomas needed a big finishing kick before disposing of University of the Philippines, 25-21, 25-12, 26-24, Wednesday and gaining a playoff spot for the Final Four of the UAAP women’s volleyball at FilOil Flying V Center.Staring at two set-points, 22-24, after a Marian Buitre four-point binge, the Tigresses steadied their defense and forced the Lady Maroons to commit three successive errors.ADVERTISEMENT Eya Laure then iced it with a block on Buitre for UST’s eighth win in 11 matches.UST, which faces Far Eastern University and National University next, needs just one more win to clinch outright semifinals spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSisi Rondina blasted away with 20 points but she got enough help from the rest of her teammates who are aching to make the Final Four after missing it the previous two seasons.Laure finished with 10 points, while Dimdim Pacres had nine and Kecelyn Galdones eight points. Caitlyn Viray and Alina Bicar wound up with six points each with the later also tossing 14 excellent sets. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Playoff-ready Raptors wrap up regular season with dominant wincenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more