NU sustains dominance, beats UST

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University kept its immaculate slate after downing University of Santo Tomas in four sets, 25-19, 14-25, 25-19, 28-26, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The league-leading Lady Bulldogs improved to a perfect 5-0 while the Golden Tigresses dropped to 2-3.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Valdez judges fitness contest; Villanueva, AVO impress After Cherry Rondina tied the fourth set at 25-25, Audrey Paran unwittingly gave UST the 26-25 set point after her hit went out.Jaja Santiago then, went to work for NU finishing a through-the-block kill for the 26-26 tie, and Risa Sato scored a block off Rondina’s attempt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSantiago said it was her team’s character that helped them keep UST at bay.“The grit, the trust with each other, I saw that in this game,” said Santiago. “Those two traits are what I like about our team and when I say that I won’t let them lose they will follow, like a domino effect.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City “Our character is really that strong.”Santiago finished with 19 points to lead NU while Aiko Urdas had 10.Rondina was the game’s top scorer with 25 points for UST while Carla Sandoval added 12.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus AFP official booed out of forum Read Nextcenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa MOST READlast_img read more

Terrence Romeo tells Leo Austria: ‘I don’t care if I’m starting or not, I just want to win’

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue View comments The 26-year-old Romeo, one of the best guards in the country today, has been on a downward slope since his verbal spat with his former coach Pido Jarencio last March that ultimately led to GlobalPort trading him to TNT a month later.The relationship between Romeo and the Talk ’N Text franchise, however, didn’t last long and it ended with TNT dumping the former Far Eastern University standout to San Miguel Beer in exchange for third stringers David Semerad and Brian Heruela and a 2021 first round draft pick.“He’s really excited to play and we’re excited to have him also. We welcome him with open arms,” Austria said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Romeo to San Miguel Beer after a failed experiment at TNT was given the go-signal by the PBA on Wednesday and the idea of having another deadly scorer at his disposal had Austria mixing and matching potential lineups in his head.“I can put him off the bench or make him a starter. It really depends on the game,” Austria told INQUIRER.net on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefBut one thing is for sure, Austria said Romeo couldn’t care any less whether he’s part of the starting five or coming off the bench.“We spoke on the phone yesterday (Tuesday) and he told me, ‘Coach, I don’t care if I’m starting or if I’m second or third stringer. I just want to win and help the team.’ And I believe him,” Austria said. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria is already licking his chops in anticipation of the arrival of Terrence Romeo, the latest addition to the star-studded Beermen roster built around reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles01:45Gordon on commute dare: ‘I don’t want be laughing stock like Panelo’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 LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Magnolia ends PBA title drought, closes out Alaska in Game 6 LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’last_img read more

Indian Super League 2019-20: ATK, Kerala Blasters Face-off in ISL Opener

first_img atkbengaluru fcchennaiyin fcfc goa First Published: October 20, 2019, 3:09 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Kochi: Kerala Blasters Football Club will host arch-rivals ATK at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here for the opening match of the Indian Super League on Sunday. The two teams have a long history, having met in two finals (2014 and 2016), and the clash is one of the most-awaited fixtures in the Indian football calendar.The encounter is set to witness several key battles all around the pitch, but will perhaps be highlighted by the one in the dugout between Eelco Schattorie and Antonio Lopez Habas – two very highly-regarded tacticians. ATK had the upper hand on Kerala in the past, but their last victory over their rivals came way back in the Hero ISL 2016 final. Since then, Kerala won one and the remaining three fixtures were drawn.Kerala have strengthened considerably this transfer window, roping in some proven stars from the ISL 2018-19, like Bartholomew Ogbeche, Gianni Zuiverloon, Mario Arques and Sergio Cidoncha. New signings like Senegalese defensive midfielder Mouhamadou Gning, Brazilian defender Jairo Rodrigues, Cameroonian striker Raphael Messi Bouli have also been added to the squad along with a strong batch of the Indian contingent, which include goalkeepers T.P. Rehenesh and Bilal Khan, striker, attacking midfielders Samuel Lalmanpuia, Rahul KP, and others.Schattorie’s big concern will be in defence. While the defensive personnel at his disposal do look formidable on paper, a long-term injury to Sandesh Jhingan and minor knocks to Gianni Zuiverloon and Jairo Rodrigues will add to Schattorie’s woes.With Sandesh out, Gianni and Jairo are primed to strike up a partnership at the heart of the Kerala defence.Talking about ATK, the two-time ISL winners have brought in a host of new faces, including some big foreign names in A-League 2018-19 Golden Boot winner Roy Krishna and his former Wellington Phoenix strike partner David Williams. The duo accounted for 29 goals for the ‘nixes’ last season and are almost nailed on to start with Krishna taking up a central position and Williams operating from out wide.Former Jamshedpur FC sensation Michael Soosairaj is likely to take up the other flank, with Edu Garcia operating in the playmaker’s role in the hole, making for a devastating top four. Pronay Halder and Sehnaj Singh may make up the two-man defensive cover in midfield. last_img read more

Virat Kohli rooting for Germany as Euro 2016 picks up momentum

first_imgIndia’s batting superstar Virat Kohli will be supporting World Cup winners Germany in the ongoing European Championship. (Full Euro 2016 Coverage)Kohli, an ardent football fan, has pledged his support to the Die Mannschaft with a tweet where he is wearing a German jersey bearing his name and his trademark number 18 on the back.Excited for #Euro16I’m all in with Die Mannschaft for the Euros! Which team are you supporting? #FirstNeverFollows pic.twitter.com/iAGbAE1r4N Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 9, 2016The Delhi batsman, who wears the No. 18 shirt on the cricket field too, caught the attention of star German and Real Madrid mid-fielder Toni Kroos. (Virat Kohli happy to stay away from cricket after hectic season)Incidentally, Kroos, one of the top performers for Germany, also wears the same number on his back. Happy with Kohli’s tweet, the German star tweeted, “Beautiful shirt and great number choice @imVkohli ! Awesome! Going to send you a gift #FirstNeverFollows.”Beautiful shirt and great number choice @imVkohli ! Awesome! Going to send you a gift??? #FirstNeverFollows https://t.co/A0u3n15WP3 Toni Kroos (@ToniKroos) June 11, 2016The 24-team European Championship kicked-off in Paris last night with hosts France beating Romania 2-1 in the opening match. Germany are clubbed in Group C alongwith Northern Ireland, Poland and Ukraine. (Virat Kohli’s Premier Futsal runs into trouble with AIFF)After a hectic cricket season, Kohli is enjoying his time off the field. Kohli had unprecedented success at the recently concluded ninth edition of the Indian Premier League, where he scored a record 973 runs, including four centuries, to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to the final. advertisementRecently, the Test captain played in a charity football match dubbed “Celebrity Classico 2016”. Kohli led the cricket stars to a 2-2 draw with Abhishek Bachchan-led Bollywood team.Kohli’s next assignment will take him to the West Indies in July, for a four-Test series but the 27-year-old said he was not thinking of strategies and team combinations yet.He has played international cricket non-stop since October when South Africa came visiting for a three-match T20 series, a five-match ODI series and a four-Test series. India then travelled to Australia for an ODI and T20 series before returning home to play Sri Lanka in a T20 series, which was followed by the Asia Cup T20, the World T20 and the IPL. Kohli was only given a week’s rest when the selectors decided to let him catch up his breath during the T20 series against Sri Lanka.last_img read more

Vice-captaincy a huge honour, says Rohit Sharma

first_imgBy Chetan Narula Pallekele, Aug 16 (PTI) Rohit Sharma is hugely honoured at being appointed vice-captain of the Indian ODI team after an “up and down 10 years” of international cricket, where he is yet to cement a spot in the Test eleven. The opener did not get to play in the Test series and is keen to make amends in the five-match ODI series starting on Sunday. “Firstly, it is a huge honour to be appointed as the vice-captain. Ten years ago, I was only thinking of playing for India. Being the vice-captain now feels really, really good,” Sharma said today. “It?s a kind of honour that whenever the opportunity comes, the first one-dayer when we come on August 20, there will be some sort of role that I will need to play and I am looking forward to it. I am not thinking too much about it. I just want to enjoy the moment as of now.” Sharma is used to take additional responsibility on the field, having captained Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League to three titles. When asked to about compare his IPL and the newly assigned role with the Indian team, Sharma replied, “It?s a different ballgame completely. IPL and when you come and play international cricket, it is completely different. But again, the excitement and the energy level is the same. “So yes, nothing changes too much. I am the vice-captain here, there I was the captain, and so I was more in front. Here I have to play a little behind-the-scene role. But yes, I will be very excited to step on to the field as the vice- captain.” Sharma also reflected on what has been a roller-coaster ride in international cricket so far. He has been unable to cement a spot in the first-choice Test eleven, but only wants to look ahead to what is the second half of the tour. “Firstly, it?s gone very fast, those ten years. Yes, there has been ups and downs but that?s how it is for any sportsman, and that?s how it should be. You get to learn a lot more from ups and downs. “I always wait for this opportunity, whenever I get this opportunity, to play for India, whichever format it is. Before those ten years, I never thought I would play for India. “I was just enjoying my cricket, playing for my school, for Mumbai and yes, once I realised that cricket is getting tougher and tougher. When I started playing Ranji Trophy, I realised that I have that goal where I can look at. And once I was picked up for Indian team, there was no looking back from then,” he said. He has spent more than a decade in international cricket but Sharma still treats everyday as a new day. “Today I got to learn playing those sweeps and reverse sweeps when someone like Lasith Malinga comes and bowls to you. So everyday you enter the field you go on to learn something new. “There were so many things in ten years I have learnt. Especially in limited overs format initially when I came in, I sort of used to play too many shots at once and now I have realised that it cannot be going out and just slogging every time. “You got to understand the situation, the conditions and that?s what I have learnt over these years with so many coaches around. I will still continue to learn and that is the greatest part of this sport, that you learn everyday and there is something to look forward to every day,” he said. The batsman sat out the Test series and was forced to watch from the sidelines as India opted to play with five full-time bowlers. It was not a good feeling, said Sharma. “Nobody likes to sit out. But again, it all depends on the team dynamics, what the captain and the coach wants to play. And you got to accept the fact and move forward. “I kept working on my skills, my ability, wherever I need to work on and see where I can improve as a cricketer. You cannot sit here and waste time. “All I was trying to do these past 3-4 weeks was just to improve my skills, see where things are going wrong and try and strengthen the strengths I have.” The fact that he has scored a world record ODI high- score of 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014-15 should help bolster his spirits. T The batsman was one among three players, along with KL Rahul and Axar Patel, who took part in optional nets here today. “I have had some good times against Sri Lanka and at the same time I have had some terrible times against Sri Lanka in 2012, which I clearly remember and it is something that happens in sport. “I have played these guys so many times now, we have come to Sri Lanka many times and we understand the conditions well. You know the kind of cricket you want to play, and the opposition, and the kind of bowling dynamics they have. We played these guys a lot many times and that will help. “I am not thinking about any particular thing, but yes it will always be at the back of my mind that I scored some runs against these guys,” said Sharma. Though India beat Sri Lanka comprehensively the Test series, Sharma warned that it will not be easy against them in the 50-over format. “I have no idea about their squad for this ODI series but what they had in the Champions Trophy was a very good side. They beat us quite comfortably. Chasing 320 was never going to be easy especially in those conditions but they came out and batted fearlessly and took the game away from us. “So you know in one-day cricket they are a very good team. We have just got to do what we have been doing for the past few years. We got to stick to our strengths and play good cricket,” said Sharma. PTI CN BS BSadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Knicks Interview Blatt for Coach

first_imgNEW YORK — The New York Knicks have interviewed former Cleveland coach David Blatt for their head coaching position, a person with knowledge of the details said.Knicks President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson met with Blatt this week, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the coaching search are private.Blatt’s interview was first reported by Yahoo Sports.Blatt was fired by the Cavaliers after leading them to the NBA Finals last year in his first season and a 30-11 record this season. The longtime successful international coach was a teammate at Princeton with Knicks General Manager Steve Mills.The Cavaliers led the Eastern Conference when they fired Blatt and promoted Tyronn Lue to coach.Kurt Rambis finished the season as Knicks interim coach after Jackson fired Derek Fisher in February. Jackson has said his preference is to hire someone he knows, naming Rambis as the only person who would definitely get an interview.Rambis was only 9-19 as the Knicks faltered to the finish after a solid start. But he is close with Jackson, whom he worked under in Los Angeles, and runs the triangle offense that Jackson utilized while winning an NBA-record 11 championships as a coach.Jackson also spoke recently with Golden State assistant Luke Walton, one of his former players, but Warriors coach Steve Kerr stressed that it wasn’t an interview.Jackson said after the season he had no timetable for a decision, saying it could be May or it could be July.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

FIFA U17 WC Team Profile: Paraguay

first_imgU17 World Cup FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: All you need to know about Paraguay U-17 Ashish Peter Last updated 2 years ago 15:30 10/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paraguay U17 Getty U17 World Cup Paraguay U17 As the kickoff to the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in India beckons closer, we bring to you a brief profile on the Paraguay U-17 team…. 24 teams from around the globe are set to descend in India for the prestigious FIFA Under-17 World Cup starting on November 7.In what will be India’s first ever taste of staging a FIFA tournament, the best youth teams in the world will battle it out across six venues in the country with the event culminating in Kolkata.With less than a month to go for the biennial event, Goal continues to bring a brief profile of the participating countries. In this segment, we take a look at Paraguay’s squad, their road to India, past record and much more. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A.  INTRODUCTIONParaguay U17Nicknamed the Los Guaranies, the landlocked nation in central South America have a rich history when it comes to football. With innumerous World Cup qualifications and a strong showing in the Copa America over the years, Paraguay have held their own in a continent renowned for its soccer prowess.Historically, the Latin American country has thrown up a host of international stars including defender Carlos Gamarra and goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert. One of the most recent imports to come out of Paraguayan football is former Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz who is also the all-time leading scorer for the country at the senior level with 32 goals.Country: ParaguayConfederation : CONMEBOL (South America)Nicknames : Los Guaranies, La AlbirrojaCoach :  Gustavo MorinigoPAST RECORDS AND LAURELSParaguay U17The Los Guaranies have a fairly decent track record at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup over the years. Their participation in India will be the fourth time in history that Paraguay have qualified for the main event.Their most successful campaign in the World Cup came in the year they achieved their first qualification as they finished fifth in the 1999 Under-17 World Cup in New Zealand.They managed to secure a berth in the next edition in 2001 in Trinidad and Tobago but failed to progress beyond the group-stage. Paraguay would then face a 14-year wait for their next World Cup until the 2015 Chile edition where they once again perished in the group-stages.They have a better record in the South American Championship where they finished runners-up in 1999 to Brazil.ROAD TO UNDER-17 WORLD CUPParaguay U17With four World Cup slots available for the CONMEBOL, the 2017 South American Under-17 Championship held in Chile served as the qualifying event for India.With 10 South American nations participating, the teams were divided into two groups of five where the top six sides in either group would progress to a final stage of round-robin matches to determine the winner.Drawn in the same group as giants Brazil and Argentina, Paraguay did superbly well to finish second in their pool and third overall to book their spot in the last six.The Los Guaranies started their campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Argentina before being held to a 2-2 draw by Venezuela. They then shared the points with Brazil after playing out a 1-1 draw and finished their group engagements with a 2-0 victory over Peru.In the final stage, Paraguay started their fixtures with a plucky come from behind 2-2 draw against Brazil followed by another 1-1 draw against Ecuador.They then turned on the style to dispatch hosts Chile 2-0 and Venezuela 3-1 before going down 1-2 to Colombia in their final encounter.The eight points accumulated in the final stage earned Paraguay a third-place finish in the Championship and secured their passage to India as they remained the only side in the tournament to have score against eventual winners Brazil.TEAM COACH AND IDEOLOGYThe Los Guaranies are managed by former midfielder Gustavo Morinigo who took over the reins of the squad in 2016. Morinigo has represented Paraguay at the World Cup in both the Under-20 and senior categories.Having started his playing career with Libertad back home, the former midfielder went on to have a successful 15-year career where he played for major clubs in both Paraguay and Argentina.After hanging up his boots in 2012, Morinigo took up a coaching role at Nacional where he worked for three years before taking over the charge of the Paraguay Under-20 squad in 2015.After a one-year stint with the Under-20’s, he went back to club-football coaching with Cerra Porteno before arriving in his current job.With his boys having displayed a lot of attacking verve along with some resolute defending, Paraguay could be a tough test for any of the teams participating in India.PLAYERS TO LOOK OUT FORParaguay U17Martin Sanchez: The Paraguayan striker finished with four goals in the 2017 Under-17 South American Championship with crucial strikes against Brazil and Chile. A tricky and quick centre-forward, Sanchez has the talent to create ripples in India.Fernando Romero also played a crucial part in the South American Championship with three goals.FULL SQUADGOALKEEPERS: Ángel Roa (Olimpia), Jhonathan Martínez (Olimpia), Diego Huesca (Valencia – Spain);DEFENDERS: Luis Zárate (Libertad), Marcelo Rolón (Libertad), Alexis Duarte (Cerro Porteño), Jesus Rolón (Olimpia), Roberto Fernández (Guaraní), Pedro Álvarez (Cerro Porteño);MIDFIELDERS: Julio Báez (Cerro Porteño), Víctor Villasanti (Guaraní), Stevens Gómez (Cerro Porteño), Giovanni Bogado (Libertad), Braian Ojeda (Olimpia), Alan Rodríguez (Cerro Porteño);FORWARDS: Fernando Cardozo (Olimpia), Antonio Galeano (Rubio Ñu), Fernando Romero (Nacional), Leonardo Martín Sánchez (Olimpia), Aníbal Vega (Palmeiras – Brazil), Blas Armoa (Sportivo Luqueño).last_img read more

If Iron Man Designed a Ski Boot, It Would Be the Dahu Écorce

first_img 6 Biggest Ski Gear Innovations to Look Forward to in Winter 2020 The inner boot, dubbed the Cambium, fits within the Écorce shell and is designed to act as a stand-alone piece. Made of Italian-leather, the Cambium is warm, waterproof, and feels like you’re wearing a reinforced Ugg. Unlike most liner boots, this one has a lugged rubber sole so you can actually walk in the snow and  Primaloft insulation to keep your dogs toasty.At Outdoor Retailer Snow Show 2019, Dahu dropped a hint that they will eventually make interchangeable boot styles that you can fit into any of the bindings, blending style with function and making your winter footwear alpine-ready 24/7.“It’s been a long time since we’ve seen true innovation in the ski boot business,” says Gundlach, who also enlisted former renowned Burton designer Maurizio Molin to beef up the Écorce, which has been in development for over five years. “It’s an innovation that the industry deserves. I’m excited about that. A pain-free ski experience will bring joy to every vertical foot of your day,” Gundlach adds.The Écorce will be available for the winter 2019-2020 season. 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Editors’ Recommendations Patagonia Goes 100% Sustainable with New Line Called Shell, Yeah! It’s all in the hinge. The standout feature of Écorce is the front and back hinge structure that opens completely, allowing the wearer to easily slip the lining boot in and out. This means no more awkward walk from the slopes to your après ski plans.The outer plastic shell is made of a Grilamid polyamide composite that provides great flexibility at all temperatures while remaining stable. This shell is jotted with strategic cutouts that eliminate pressure on the foot without sacrificing rigidity. Aircraft-grade aluminum power beams support what Dahu calls “an idea stance and power transfer.”Anatomically contoured for men and women, there are five total Écorce shell design variations with varying flex and degrees of forward (three for men, two for women). “The shell design is different, of course, and totally unique, with the added beauty of the inner boot,” adds Antoine Massy, senior research and development and production manager at Dahu. The Best Wired and Wireless Headphones for Travel DahuImagine if Tony Stark designed an alpine ski boot. That’s Dahu’s Écorce, a completely Iron Man-worthy design that might be the biggest ski boot innovation in the past 50 years.Dahu is calling it a new “species” and we aren’t arguing. This boot allows the wearer to easily slip out of the structured alpine boot skeleton and walk around in the comfortable and stylish liner.Made in Switzerland, Dahu is the only alpine ski boot to be produced from this notoriously powder-rich country. The brand is headed by snowsports industry veteran Clark Gundlach, a former executive of Quicksilver and Burton who worked beside Jake Burton in the ’80s to essentially create the sport of snowboarding (no big deal).“After thousands of days on the mountain, I know what an uncomfortable [ski] boot feels like,” says Gundlach. “They hurt and it takes a lot of time and effort with a boot fitter to make a ski boot comfortable. We strive to eliminate the need for custom fitting by making a performance-oriented ski boot that’s supremely comfortable right out of the box.”So, how is Écorce special? The Best Men’s Waterproof Boots for Tackling All Weatherlast_img read more

Newfoundland woman at centre of Scottish workplace harassment scandal

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A Newfoundland-born woman has sparked a major political scandal in Scotland, alleging she suffered a decade of harassment after complaining about a sexist, racist workplace culture at her civil service office.A photo published by the BBC this week shows DeeAnn Fitzpatrick taped to a chair with tape over her mouth — an incident she claims was a response from two male co-workers at Marine Scotland’s office in Scrabster for “[speaking] out against the boys.”Fitzpatrick’s case is currently before the Scottish Employment Tribunal, preventing her from speaking publicly about her experiences at work.But her sister-in-law, Sherry Fitzpatrick, has taken the case to the media to draw attention to the incidents and hopefully put an end to the years of “torment.”“We said, ‘This is not going to go on any longer. This is gonna end for you,’” Sherry Fitzpatrick said in an interview Friday.DeeAnn Fitzpatrick, a fisheries officer originally from Bell Island, N.L., claims co-workers mocked her for having a miscarriage, used racist language, and threatened female staff members.The shocking photo was published this week after being anonymously submitted to BBC reporter Mark Daly. The image, and Fitzpatrick’s ongoing case tribunal case, has prompted outcry in the U.K.Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was “absolutely horrified” by the photo, and said she is ordering a review of Fitzpatrick’s case.“Bullying, abuse, sexism, racism, have no place in any workplace, and let me be very clear today, they will not be tolerated within the Scottish government and within our agencies,” Sturgeon told Scottish Parliament.Rhoda Grant, a Labour member of the Scottish Parliament who has supported Fitzpatrick’s case, expressed frustration at the Scottish government’s response. Grant said she had previously asked Sturgeon to take action, and noted that Fitzpatrick’s case had been covered in Scottish media before the photo surfaced this week.“For the best part of a decade, I have been dealing with DeeAnn’s case, fighting alongside her, and trying to get things moving forward but have had nothing but a brick wall from the Scottish government,” Grant said in an e-mailed statement. “It is a shame it took a shocking photo having to be revealed before they were willing to listen and take action.”Grant also requested that the first minister lift rules preventing Fitzpatrick from speaking publicly, saying “it is in the public interest that her story is heard.”Sherry Fitzpatrick said the photo was taken in 2010, after her sister-in-law complained to her union, saying she witnessed a misogynistic incident directed at a female colleague.The two men allegedly taped Fitzpatrick to the chair and put tape over her mouth to send a message about further complaints.According to the BBC, her manager said he would have a word with both men, saying “I am sure they meant no harm and that was the boys just being boys.”Her sister-in-law said after this incident, Fitzpatrick “always had to explain herself for everything.”Sherry Fitzpatrick said she was with her sister-in-law at her ailing father’s bedside in 2016 when she received an email from her employer, saying if she did not explain her absence she would face disciplinary action. The BBC’s report said the correspondence showed Fitzpatrick informed her employer of her absence and family emergency.Fitzpatrick has not returned to work since her father’s death. Her sister-in-law said the “turmoil from work,” her mother’s death in 2015, and her father’s death a year later took a heavy toll. Her family says Fitzpatrick has trouble sleeping, rarely leaves home, and has lost most of her hair as a result of the stress.Fitzpatrick is also facing a disciplinary hearing from her employers, following complaints that she was “overzealous” in her job duties and rude to a client.Sherry Fitzpatrick said the family is remaining cautious as the probe ordered by Sturgeon is underway. But the family is feeling some relief now that the case has received attention from the government.Sherry hopes that as a bare minimum, Fitzpatrick will receive some sort of public apology. She said her sister-in-law “just wants her dignity back.”“DeeAnn loved being a fisheries officer, she loved her job. It’s just the ignorant people she worked with that made it difficult for her,” Sherry said.“It’s not everyone in Marine Scotland who treated her that way. But there are a lot of people who were aware and did nothing.”last_img read more

We burned a girl and threw her in the lake Laura Babcocks

first_imgTORONTO – An Ontario man accused of murdering a young Toronto woman whose body has never been found confessed to burning “a girl” and tossing her in a lake, a witness told court on Wednesday.Desi Liberatore said he was smoking weed and drinking peach schnapps with Mark Smich and a couple of friends in 2012, when Smich began rapping about “torching a body.”Smich then asked his girlfriend to leave the garage at his mother’s home in Oakville, Ont., Liberatore said, and once she left, Smich told his friends that he did, in fact, burn a girl and dump her body and a cellphone in a lake.“We burned a girl and threw her in the lake. We killed someone,” Liberatore said Smich told him.“Did he say he killed somebody?” Crown lawyer Jill Cameron asked Liberatore.“I don’t think he said it exactly like that,” Liberatore said. “He said ‘we burned a body and threw it in the lake.’”Smich, 30, of Oakville, Ont., and Dellen Millard, 32, of Toronto, have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Laura Babcock. The men have pleaded not guilty to the charges.The Crown then played a video of Smich rapping.In the video, Smich is looking at an iPad with music playing in the background.“The b—h started off all skin and bone, now the b—h lay on some ashy stone,” Smich sings in the video. “Last time I saw her she was outside the home. If you go swimming you can find her phone.”Liberatore said he had never seen the video, but the rap Smich performed for him in the garage was “something like that.”The Crown alleges the pair killed Babcock in July 2012 at Millard’s Toronto home then burned her remains in a commercial incinerator that was found on Millard’s farm near Waterloo, Ont. The prosecution contends Babcock was killed for being the odd woman out in a love triangle with Millard and his girlfriend.Liberatore, 21, said he was 14 when he first met Smich outside an Oakville convenience store. Liberatore and a few other friends got Smich to buy them cigarettes. Later, Liberatore said, one of his friends would buy weed from Smich.After Smich talked about having killed someone, Liberatore said he and his two friends left the garage.“We were shocked, did that really happen? That must be B.S., there’s no way,” Liberatore told court.Under cross-examination from Smich’s lawyer, Thomas Dungey, Liberatore said he’s overdosed on drugs about six times and has a foggy memory.“I smoke myself into oblivion,” Liberatore told police in 2013, according to a police statement Dungey read in court.“That’s the state you were in, why your memory is so foggy, correct?” Dungey asked.“Yes,” Liberatore said.He also said he had been speaking with another potential witness about the case just a few days ago, but didn’t get into details, and he also admitted to reading several news headlines about the Babcock case in recent days.last_img read more

Nameblind hiring had no significant effect on visible minority candidates report

first_imgThe federal government says hiding the names of job applicants had no significant effect on whether those who identified as visible minorities were called in for an interview over a six-month period.A pilot project launched last April by the Public Service Commission of Canada sought to compare the results of traditional screening methods with name-blind recruitment in order to bolster diversity and inclusion in government ranks.The practice involves removing names and other identifying information such as country of origin from job applications to fight bias against people of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.In a report released this week, the commission says there was no significant difference for candidates from visible minority groups when their personal information was concealed.It also says applicants from all other groups were less likely to be brought in for an interview under that system compared to a traditional method.The commission notes that the results can’t be generalized to the entire public service because the pilot relied on departments that volunteered and used a non-random selection of external hiring processes.The project included 27 external job postings across 17 departments between April and October of last year, resulting in a sample of 2,226 candidates, of which 685 self-identified as visible minorities.The report is “just one of the many ways the PSC is exploring innovative approaches to ensure a diverse and representative workforce while supporting bias-free recruitment within the federal public service,” Patrick Borbey, president of the Public Service Commission of Canada, said in a statement.“We will continue to push boundaries in this area while maintaining the integrity of the federal public service’s non-partisan and merit-based staffing system.”The government said it will conduct audit work beginning in May to look at the success rate of applicants at key stages of the appointment process. It will also examine how name-blind principles could be included in the design of future technology changes to its recruitment systems.The report said audits have the advantage of analysing decisions that have already been made, which eliminates the possibility that people might change their behaviour because they know they are part of a pilot project.The federal government has said there is no evidence of bias in its current hiring practices.A 2012 study by University of Toronto researchers found job applicants with English-sounding names were 35 per cent more likely to receive a call back than those with Indian or Chinese names, which they said suggested an unconscious bias.Many orchestras made the switch to blind auditions, in which musicians play hidden by a screen, in the 1970s and 1980s, which led to a dramatic increase in the number of women hired, studies have shown.last_img read more

Halifax university joins movement offers students free menstrual products

first_imgHALIFAX – A Halifax university has become the first in Nova Scotia to offer its students free menstrual products, part of a national movement that has been gaining steam among student leaders.Nikki Jamieson, president of the Mount Saint Vincent University Students’ Union, said the products will be available at pickup locations across campus, and signs about where the products can be found will be posted in the women’s, men’s and gender neutral washrooms.“Not all folks that menstruate are female identifying. There are trans students, non-binary students and gender non-conforming students that would also need access to menstrual health products that wouldn’t necessarily feel comfortable walking into, say, a female-only washroom,” said Jamieson in an interview.“We want to make sure we can accommodate everybody and that everybody feels comfortable using the products they need.”Jamieson said it’s a win for the union, part of a growing number of student groups lobbying their university administrations to fund menstrual products. She hopes more institutions follow suit, including hospitals, businesses and public institutions.“It’s kind of a catch-22 though because it’s 2018… I kind of feel like we already should have been here,” she said.“The way we view menstrual health products is no different than toilet paper or paper towel. Menstruating bodies should not have to go out of their way to ask for these products that they essentially need. I think it’s important to note that menstruation is not a lifestyle choice. People just menstruate — it’s a bodily function.”Jamieson said the students’ union will continue to push to have the products available inside all campus washrooms.The “menstrual equity” movement has been gaining steam across Canada including in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Halifax.The University of Calgary offers free pads and tampons through its students’ union, while Ottawa’s Carleton University offers the products through its women’s centre.Over the past academic year, Toronto’s Centennial College has been resetting the coin-operated dispensers in campus restrooms to provide pads and sanitary napkins free of charge, rather than the standard 25-cent fee — part of its “Free the Tampon” project.At University of King’s College in Halifax, a local sexual health centre supplies menstrual hygiene products that are free for students to pick up outside student union offices.King’s Students’ Union president Lianne Xiao said in a news release that the change at Mount Saint Vincent was encouraging.“We’re hoping our administration follows suit in providing and funding menstrual health products at King’s to invest in women, non-binary, trans, and gender non-conforming students.” said Xiao.last_img read more

Indian Lankan officials to hold crucial meeting on Sampur project

Referring to statements made by some politicians against the project, Wijayapala, however, said “The CEB is for the project. My Cabinet Minister and Deputy Minister are for it.” Briefing select journalists of the status of the work of a high-level committee constituted by President Maithripala Sirisena in March this year in the light of a series of power cuts in the country, Eran Wickramaratne, Deputy Minister of the Public Enterprises Department and a member of the panel, said even as the committee was still holding deliberations and it had six more weeks to go for submitting its final report, the country’s direction would be towards clean energy. Pointing out that “considerable amount of work” had been done with regard to some coal power projects, Wickramaratne said “I won’t be quick to say ‘cancel them,’ while I am all for clean energy.” Calling for the execution of the proposed coal power projects, the Deputy Minster said “Sri Lankans have a living standard in which power continuation is taken for granted. We can’t afford to risk that.” He added that in the next few weeks, tenders would be invited for clean energy projects. (Colombo Gazette) Even as India’s coal-fired thermal power project in Sampur of the Eastern Province is facing opposition on environmental grounds, top officials of both the countries in charge of the project are to meet to discuss on the future course of action.Confirming that the Trincomalee Power Company Limited (TPCL) will be conducting a meeting of its Board of Directors, Anura Wijayapala, Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board and also the chief of the TPCL, a special purpose vehicle floated by the CEB and the NTPC of India for the project, told The Hindu that “at present, we are finalising tender documents. The Board will decide when the bids can be floated.” The fencing of the project site was underway. read more

Country pays tribute to Nathan Cirillo

It’s been an incredibly emotional day for the family of Corporal Nathan Cirillo and those who knew him. But it’s also been a day filled with emotion in the city of Hamilton.The funeral procession moved through the city’s downtown core. And the route was lined with thousands of people who came to honour the soldier who was shot while on ceremonial guard at the National War Memorial in our nation’s capital.If you are in the downtown core tonight — there are few signs and symbols left that give people an indication of what happened here today. But there’s none more powerful than the still growing memorial here at the armoury. This display of condolences is less than a block away from the church where the funeral was held today. And although so many made it here to pay tribute — so many others who wanted to were working or simply couldn’t make it.This is the moment the hearse left the Markey-Dermody Funeral Home around ten o’clock in the morning in East Hamilton. It’s the same place so many members of the public showed up thoughout the day Monday to pay their respects to Corporal Cirillo.From there, the procession made its way to Bayfront Park where a special ceremony took place at the Argyll Pavilion with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada.As many of you know, Cirillo was a member of the Argylls. Their uniforms are well known in Hamilton. Those who visit or live in the James Street North area often see the Argylls training, and marching for various events, including the annual Remembrance Day ceremony. The sound of their bagpipes, a familiar sound here.But today is a very different day in this neighbourhood.As the country and the world looked on to see the procession move from Bayfront Park — south to York Boulevard. They saw soldiers in uniform who knew Cirillo who served with him — they were part of his military family — marching alongside his casket.Lining the streets of the route were people who’d never met Corporal Cirillo — but they were compelled to take part – to show their respect and condolences not only for Corporal Cirillo — but for his family, friends and fellow Argylls.And people continued to line the procession route down James Street North all the way past the armoury.If the emotions of the procession weren’t enough — it turned to heartbreak as we watched as Corporal Cirillo’s son Marcus following behind his father’s casket in his Argyll hat. read more

GE to buy oilfield equipment maker Lufkin in attempt to grow its

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email GE to buy oilfield equipment maker Lufkin in attempt to grow its oil and gas business by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press Posted Apr 8, 2013 7:24 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – General Electric Co. has agreed to buy the oilfield equipment maker Lufkin Industries Inc. for $3.1 billion, furthering an effort by GE to grow its oil and gas operations.GE said Monday that it would pay Lufkin shareholders $88.50 per share, a 38 per cent premium over Lufkin’s closing price on Friday of $63.93.The companies valued the deal at $3.3 billion, which includes $200 million in debt to be assumed by GE.CEO Jeff Immelt is in the process of transforming GE from a sprawling conglomerate to one that is more tightly focused on providing services and equipment to industrial customers. The company has shed divisions such as NBC Universal and is shrinking its banking operations.Immelt indicated the company would use some of its enormous cash balance to buy mid-sized companies that fit well into what the company already does. GE makes aircraft engines, natural gas-fired turbines and generators, wind turbines, medical devices and locomotives.GE is putting particular focus on oil and gas, hoping to capitalize on the boom in extracting oil from difficult places, such as deep offshore, shale formations under several U.S. states, or older depleting oil fields. GE bought Wellstream, a maker of flexible pipes for gathering oil undersea, in 2010, and a division of the John Wood Group, a maker of pumps and control systems, in 2011.“Wells in the future are going to be more and more technically challenging,” said Dan Heintzelman, who runs GE’s oil and gas division, in an interview Monday.Lufkin, based in Lufkin, Texas, makes pumping equipment that helps drillers extract more oil out of older fields or ones that need to be pumped because the oil and gas underground is not under enough pressure to be forced to the surface naturally. Heintzelman said 94 per cent of wells will require some form of pumping, known in the industry as artificial lift.GE’s oil and gas related revenue has tripled since 2005, to $15 billion, accounting for 10 per cent of the company’s $147 billion total revenue last year.Christopher Glynn, an analyst at Oppenheimer, said the deal fits nicely into GE’s strategy. He said as oil and gas continues to get more expensive to produce there will be ample opportunity for GE’s growing oil and gas division to offer products and services to help keep those costs in check and make fields more productive.Lufkin shares climbed $24.03, or 38 per cent, to close at $87.96 Monday. GE shares rose 19 cents to close at $23.12.___Follow Jonathan Fahey on Twitter at http://twitter.com/JonathanFahey. read more

Seahawks Panthers chasing same wildcard possibilities

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The good news for the Carolina Panthers is they return home Sunday to face the Seattle Seahawks where they’ve won 10 straight games.The bad news is it’s highly unlikely the Panthers will play a playoff game in Charlotte, North Carolina, if they reach the post-season.The Seahawks (5-5) can relate.They and the Panthers (6-4) essentially find themselves competing for wild-card spots in the NFC with six games remaining given their chances of winning a division title and hosting a post-season game appear remote. Carolina has lost two straight on the road and fallen 3 1/2 games behind New Orleans in the NFC South, while the Seahawks trail the Los Angeles Rams by 4 1/2 games in the NFC West.“Right now, we can’t worry about what New Orleans is doing. We can’t worry about the playoff picture. We just have to win a game,” Panthers tight end Greg Olsen said. “In this league, it’s so easy to get caught up in, ‘If this team wins, if this team loses, (then) we can have home-field (advantage). … Hey, if we don’t win some games, we’re not going to be in the playoffs.”In terms of wild-card implications, this game looms as large as any in the NFC.Currently, the Panthers would be one wild-card team, while the Minnesota Vikings would be the other. But that could all change if the Seahawks continue their recent dominance over the Panthers.Russell Wilson is 5-2 against Cam Newton and Carolina.He has averaged 270.3 yards passing per game with 11 touchdown passes and six interceptions. Newton, on the other hand, has struggled mightily against the Seahawks with nine turnovers and only five TD passes.“They get after the quarterback,” Newton said when asked of his struggles against the Seahawks. “That’s what they do extremely well, and they’re very opportunistic in that. You know what they’re going to be in (defensively), they know you know what they’re going to be in, but they just play so fast and rally around the football.”Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wasn’t giving any hints as to how his team intends to slow one of the game’s most dangerous QBs.“If I tell you, then that would help them, huh?” Carroll said.MORE OF MOORED.J. Moore has been looking increasingly more like Carolina’s top receiver — and this week he may need to take on the role of No. 1 receiver with Devin Funchess listed as doubtful with a back injury that has kept him out of practice this week.Moore, the team’s first-round draft pick, caught seven passes for 157 yards and a touchdown in Carolina’s 20-19 loss to the Lions last week, including an 82-yard catch and run. Meanwhile, Funchess had a miserable game with five drops, including one in the end zone.If Funchess is out, the Seahawks can expect to see more of second-year wide receiver Curtis Samuel, who has been explosive in his limited playing time.SACK ATTACKFrank Clark is having a standout year in a contract season for the Seahawks. Clark has already tied his career high with 10 sacks with another six games to go. He has been a consistent threat off the edge and has seven sacks in the past five games.While Clark has been a menace, Seattle is still seeking a complementary pass rusher to work with Clark. Defensive tackle Jarran Reed is second on the team with 5 1/2 sacks, but no other player has more than two.Seattle had five sacks of Aaron Rodgers, but Carroll warned Newton is a completely different challenge.“I’m hoping that that will be a part again because if you noticed, we broke the pocket down and that’s important to do with Cam as well because he can get out and really scorch you too,” Carroll said.PRESSURING WILSONThe Panthers realize they need to get some pressure on Wilson and make him uncomfortable in the pocket.That hasn’t been Carolina’s strength this season as it ranks 23rd in the league in sacks entering the week with 23. Carolina isn’t getting much penetration inside, where defensive tackle Kawann Short has gone nine straight games without a sack after registering two in the season opener against Dallas.Wilson is expecting a close game.“We know these games against Carolina have always come down to the wire,” Wilson said. “We have a lot of respect for how they play the game. They play the game the right way, they play the game fast and physical, they play the game smart.”THREE-HEADED ATTACKSeattle has the top running game in the NFL and it continues to be a collaborative effort. Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny and Mike Davis all have had 100-yard games this season.Carson is clearly the primary ball carrier and had 17 carries for 83 yards in Seattle’s win over Green Bay last week. But Penny has been earning more opportunities as his rookie year has progressed, and Davis was the closer for Seattle against the Packers as the one getting carries on the final drive.Seattle has rushed for at least 150 yards as a team in seven straight games.GOTTA GANOPanthers kicker Graham Gano missed an extra point and a field goal in Carolina’s 20-19 loss to the Lions last week. So when coach Ron Rivera opted to go for 2 in the game’s final seconds instead of tying the game, it appeared to show a lack of confidence in his veteran kicker.However, Gano returns home this week where he has made 39 straight field goals.__AP Sports Writer Tim Booth in Seattle contributed to this report.__For more NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/NFL and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFLSteve Reed, The Associated Press read more

Irish fans remember Doors founder Ray Manzarek

first_imgRAY MANZAREK, ONE of the founding members of The Doors has died at the age of 74.Manarek had been suffering from bile duct cancer and died surrounded by his family in Rosenheim, Germany.The keyboardist, along with Jim Morrison, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robbie Krieger made six studio albums with The Doors, and was responsible for the distinctive organ on Light My Fire.In a statement Densmore said: There was no keyboard player on the planet more appropriate to support Jim Morrison’s words. Ray, I felt totally in sync with you musically. It was like we were of one mind, holding down the foundation for Robby and Jim to float on top of. I will miss my musical brother.Speaking to the Eoin Butler of the Irish Times back in 2010 Manzarek – who was traveling to Dublin to play at the Grand Canal Theatre – said that he had memories of jamming with Van Morrison during The Doors’ first gig in LA.He also said that he blamed the “dark, Irish drunk” alter ego of Jim Morrison for taking his friend’s life in Paris.Ray Manzarek, right, and Robby Krieger light candles at the grave of Jim Morrison at the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris in 2011 (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)Fans of The Doors and Manzarek have been remembering him from the several times he played in Dublin. Video: MadnessAndBadnessManzarek (second from right) with The Doors (AP/AP/Press Association Images)- Additional reporting by Associated Press 6 things we were doing and watching when Black Hole Sun was a hit>The Dredge: Who got locked and sang some Westlife songs at karaoke in a student bar?last_img read more

Heres how many multimillionaires Ireland gained last year

first_img Share40 Tweet Email2 Image: Shutterstock Spiralling property prices have left some people counting their money. Image: Shutterstock Wednesday 1 Mar 2017, 8:12 AM Mar 1st 2017, 8:12 AM 48 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3264492 Here’s how many multi-millionaires Ireland gained last year Some people are doing very well. center_img Spiralling property prices have left some people counting their money. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 27,116 Views By Rónán Duffy IRELAND GAINED ALMOST 5,000 dollar millionaires last year according to research by a wealth analysis and property firm.The country had 83,100 people with assets of over $1 million last year, said the latest Wealth Report by Knight Frank.That’s up from 78,400 in 2015 and the firm predicts there’ll be more that 100,000 millionaires in the country by 2026, 108,000 to be exact.The healthy increase in some people’s wealth is driven largely by increases in property prices.The report describes Ireland as a “star performer” alongside Indonesia and the US in global real estate terms, having grown returns by 14.7% over the past five years.The report also looked at the super rich in Irish society and counted the number of multi-millionaires and even billionaires.The number of people in Ireland with wealth greater than $10 million is estimated at 2,760, 160 more than 2015.A total of 890 people are estimated to be worth greater than $30 million and 95 people are ‘centa-millionaires’ with more than $100 million.Ireland didn’t gain any new billionaires last year with five people already beyond that threshold.Of the 83,100 millionaires in Ireland, Dublin accounts for 28,200.Lisbon, another EU capital with a similar population to Dublin, has 19,000 millionaires.Read: One in 40 people living in Dublin is a millionaire, according to a new survey >Read: Outsourced Central Bank staff paid an average daily rate of €551 >last_img read more

5th annual pet donation drive

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- This weekend, a California assembly member is giving people an opportunity to bring home a furry friend for Christmas.Assembly member Brian Maienschein is partnering with the ASPCA and holding a pet donation drive. This is the fifth annual drive. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: December 7, 2018 December 7, 2018 5th annual pet donation drive KUSI Newsroom last_img read more