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PWP Extends Deadline for Annual ‘Water is Life’ Contest

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) is still accepting applications for its annual “Water is Life” student art contest.The PWP has extended the deadline until June 1.The contest is open to all K-12th graders in Pasadena.Applicants must draw an original poster depicting water conservation, get parental approval and fill out a poster information card.All artwork must be drawn horizontally on 12 by 18 poster or 8.5 x 11 poster or white paper.The poster must depict various water themes including water is life and depict water conservation.The winning students will receive an Amazon Fire 8 tablet and solar-powered tablet.The PWP will select two first-place winners. The winners are honored at an awards ceremony, which could be virtual due to the current pandemic, and each one will receive a prize valued at $100 for their talents.A total of 10 entries are selected by PWP and submitted to MWD for a final round of competition.Sponsored by Pasadena Water and Power and the Metropolitan Water District (MWD), each year participating students submit artwork portraying the water-wise theme, along with a short message about water conservation.Entry forms are available at https://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/water-and-power/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/05/2020-21-Art-Contest-Guidelines-and-Forms-Website.pdf Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News PWP Extends Deadline for Annual ‘Water is Life’ Contest Applications now due June 1 STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 12:05 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Subscribecenter_img More Cool Stuff Top of the News Make a comment 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

City Council Bids Tony Wilson Farewell

first_imgBy DONALD WITTKOWSKIWith some laughter, a few tears and plenty of hugs, City Council said an emotional goodbye Thursday night to Tony Wilson during his last meeting with the governing body that he served on for nine years.The Council meeting was the first one in three months that included members of the public sitting in the audience. Since April, the meetings had been held online and by teleconference during the height of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey.With Gov. Phil Murphy easing some of the state’s coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings, Council was able to welcome an in-person audience for Thursday’s meeting at the Stainton Senior Center.Chairs were spaced far apart to observe social distancing and most people wore a face covering. The meeting was held at the Stainton Senior Center because it offered more room than the relatively small confines of the Council chambers at City Hall.The meeting included the adoption of the 2020 municipal budget and final approval of a nearly $16 million bond ordinance to finance an array of public projects, but Council’s final farewell to Wilson dominated the proceedings.Wilson, who had represented the Third Ward since 2011, lost his re-election bid in May to challenger Jody Levchuk, a Boardwalk businessman who will be sworn in on July 1 when Council reorganizes.“The long and short of it is, this has been a great ride,” Wilson said, summing up his tenure on the seven-member body.Holding back tears at times, Wilson thanked his two children, Tony Jr. and Julia, his parents, his fellow Council members and the city’s taxpayers for the support they have given him over the years.“The people I served with were such a blessing in my life,” he said.Members of Council applaud Wilson after a proclamation is read in his honor.The Council members spoke of their respect, admiration, friendship and love for Wilson. A proclamation was read by Council President Peter Madden in Wilson’s honor, praising him for his involvement with the city’s unprecedented levels of infrastructure improvements, flood-mitigation projects, the Boardwalk’s reconstruction and dredging programs.“His influence on this Council has been exceptional,” said Councilman Keith Hartzell, one of Wilson’s closest friends.First Legislative District Assemblyman Antwan McClellan, who served on Council before winning election in November to state office, also spoke of his deep friendship with Wilson. The two exchanged hugs after McClellan finished his remarks.“We had a great eight years,” McClellan told Wilson of their time together on Council. “We’re going to have a great 30, 40, 50 more.”McClellan’s former Second Ward seat on Council will be filled by Tom Rotondi, who ran unopposed in the May municipal election and will be sworn in July 1.Wilson, meanwhile, was known for combining a sense of humor with sharp negotiating skills to get things done on Council.“One of the things you learn up here is that you can have disagreements, but you first have to bury the hatchet,” Wilson said.Councilman Michael DeVlieger credited Wilson with reviving the city’s dredging program to clear out the shallow, sediment-choked lagoons along the back bays for boaters.“It was brutally needed and it wouldn’t have happened without you,” DeVlieger said to Wilson about the dredging program.In parting comments, Mayor Jay Gillian tells Wilson to “keep your head up high.”Councilman Bob Barr said Wilson was always able to make him laugh, but also noted that he was a “ruthless negotiator.”Alluding to some of the tough negotiations he had with Wilson, Mayor Jay Gillian spoke of the “spirited conversations” the two men had over the years.“It’s been a long journey. There’s always the good and the bad. Keep your head up high,” Gillian said to Wilson.In parting comments, Councilwoman Karen Bergman told Wilson, “We’re really, really going to be sorry to see you go.”Also Thursday, Council gave final approval to the $80.5 million municipal budget for 2020. The budget, which the mayor revised after the coronavirus outbreak struck, keeps local property taxes stable.Originally, there were plans for a half-penny increase in the tax rate, but Gillian had his administration revamp the spending plan to avoid any tax increase.Frank Donato, the city’s finance director, said Gillian did not want to cause any “undue burden” for taxpayers at a time when people may be struggling with their finances because of the pandemic.“I think we’ve got a good plan in place to take everything into consideration that we could,” Donato said of the budget.In other business, Council approved a $15.9 million bond ordinance to fund a series of municipal projects throughout town.Donato explained to Council that the bulk of the funding, or $11.5 million, will pay for road reconstruction, drainage upgrades and new pumping stations as part of the city’s flood-mitigation strategy.Chairs for the public are spaced apart in the Stainton Senior Center to maintain social distancing at the Council meeting. Councilman Tony Wilson, right, exchanges a hug with state Assemblyman Antwan McClellan.last_img read more

CNTB issued a call for the implementation of promotional campaigns in emitting markets with strategic partners

first_imgLearn more about the call here These are the implementation of promotional campaigns in foreign markets (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Russia, Scandinavia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, UK), The Croatian National Tourist Board has published a call for expressions of interest for the implementation of promotional campaigns with strategic partners in 2021. Ultimately it is about co-branded media leasing campaign (online, social networks, press, poster, TV / radio, etc.) conducted by strategic partners with the support of tourist boards of all levels (CNTB, regional and local tourist boards) that will participate in the campaign. Funding for joint promotional campaigns is provided from the joint funds of all project partners, in such a way that the maximum possible share of tourist boards in the joint campaign in the media lease can be up to 50% of the cost.center_img Cooperation with the selected strategic partner aims to raise awareness of the Croatian tourism brand in the selected strategic market by targeting potential guests through joint campaigns related to the partner’s program for Croatia, and using promotional channels, tools and experience of partners in the organized travel segment. Strategic partners by invitation can be travel organizers (tour operators and carriers) with all forms of organized programs for Croatia (in air, rail, bus and ship transport) that introduce / strengthen their programs or extend the program period in the next year. last_img read more

Revealed: Where to buy an investment property and cash in on capital growth in Brisbane

first_imgCutters Landing is the best performing apartment building in inner Brisbane, according to a new report.New Farm and Teneriffe topped the list because of their proximity to the CBD and lifestyle amenity, with the Cutters Landing building in New Farm coming out on top. Apartments in Cutters Landing have achieved 6.1 per cent capital growth in the past 12 months.“What has been occurring in our marketplace over the past 12 months has been a consistent trend towards higher quality properties as owner occupiers have become the predominant buyers,” the Place Advisory report said.“However, with APRA continuing to loosen lending restrictions, expected interest rate falls and no changes to negative gearing or capital gains tax, investors will likely begin coming back into the market in the medium term.” Inside one of the apartments in Teneriffe Village.Dylan Leone and his partner, Jaco Gunter, bought a 220 sqm, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in Cutters Landing in 2017. Mr Leone said he was happy they had made a good investment choice and would hold on to the property, even if they moved in future.“(The apartments in Cutters Landing) are fairly tightly held so that obviously influences the growth because people do choose to live there from a lifestyle perspective,” Mr Leone said.“We really like the location and the precinct. “From a presentation perspective, it’s incredibly well maintained and that appealed to us and … there’s not that many apartments that offer the scale that the Cutters Landing apartments do.” This three-bedroom house at 13 Bimbah St, Forest Lake, is on the market for $399,000+.The suburbs where investors are likely to pocket the highest rental income are in New Farm, where the weekly median rent is $650 for an average three-bedroom house, followed by Spring Hill, Petrie Terrace and Brisbane’s CBD with weekly rents of $600 on average.Ms Crampton said weekly rents had been increasing at a rate of five to 10 per cent within 5km from the CBD.“This will not dissipate,” Ms Crampton said.“We will see more and more of that because people need to live closer to their places of work and it’s about their lifestyle choices.”Ms Crampton said investors could expect capital gains of between 10 and 20 per cent in a shorter timeframe if they bought in an inner-city location.SUBURBS WITH THE HIGHEST WEEKLY RENTS FOR 3-BED HOUSES Suburb Median price Weekly rent Yield1. New Farm $1.37m $650 2.5%2. Spring Hill, Petrie Terrace, CBD $862,500 $600 3.6%3. Paddington, Milton $925,000 $600 3.4%4. Red Hill, Kelvin Grove $812,500 $565 3.6%5. Auchenflower, Toowong $800,000 $555 3.6%(Source: Place Advisory) This house at 113 Musgrave Rd, Red Hill, is for sale for offers over $899,000 and would make a great investment property.When it comes to apartments, supply in inner Brisbane is starting to dwindle and there are green shoots of positivity emerging, according to Place Advisory.Some developments are doing better than others though, with quality, owner-occupier targeted apartments in demand while those aimed at investors are not selling as fast.Place Advisory has also carried out a study on the best performing apartment buildings in Brisbane and found good quality, high-rise apartment buildings close to the Brisbane River and with a design aimed at owner occupiers came out on top.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago MORE: House earns owners $200k a year Dylan Leone and Jaco Gunter live at Cutters Landing in New Farm. Picture: Peter Wallis.THE best Brisbane suburbs to invest in property have been revealed, with potential goldmines waiting to be snapped up by savvy buyers.A new report from Place Advisory has found the suburbs with the highest rental yields are mostly in the middle ring on the city’s southside, while those with the highest rental incomes are inner-city lifestyle locations.Darra, in Brisbane’s west, tops the list, with a median house price of $350,500 and average weekly rent of $335. RELATED: This apartment probably earns more than you The view from one of the apartments in Edgewater at Toowong.BRISBANE’S BEST PERFORMING APARTMENT PROJECTS IN 2018/19Building Average Annual Capital Growth Suburb Scale Waterfront1. Cutters Landing 6.1% New Farm High-rise Yes2. Oxlade Court 6.1% New Farm Mid-rise Yes3. Teneriffe Village 5.9% Teneriffe High-rise Yes4. Edgewater 5.7% Toowong High-rise Yes5. Rivercity Terraces 5.6% Kangaroo Point High-rise YesHigh-rise: at least 41 apartments; Mid-rise: 11 to 40 apartments; Low-rise: Maximum 10 apartments(Source: Place Advisory) Investors are set to pocket a five per cent yield on a three-bedroom house in this suburb.Forest Lake, Ellen Grove and Kuraby are not far behind, with slightly more expensive median prices, but the same five per cent rental yield.Place Estate Agents property management director Cathie Crampton said five per cent was a good rental yield in any market — and it was only set to increase.“We will see now, I believe, movement toward six per cent (yields),” Ms Crampton said.“But when you’re investing in those median ring suburbs, they’re median term holds.”SUBURBS WITH THE HIGHEST YIELDS FOR 3-BED HOUSES Suburb Median price Weekly rent Yield1. Darra $350,500 $335 5%2. Forest Lake, Ellen Grove $382,000 $365 5%3. Kuraby $370,000 $355 5%4. Durack, Richlands, Inala, Doolandella $365,000 $330 4.7%5. Acacia Ridge, Willawong, Pallara,Larapinta, Heathwood $395,000 $360 4.7%(Source: Place Advisory) Apartments in this building in Teneriffe have performed well for investors. The view from one of the apartments in Cutters Landing, New Farm.Other apartment buildings that outperformed the market include Oxlade Court in New Farm and Teneriffe Village in Teneriffe, where apartments have achieved capital growth of on average 5.9 per cent in the past 12 months.Place Advisory director Lachlan Walker said boutique buildings and aspirational locations were the primary drivers of strong capital growth in apartments.Mr Walker said apartments in the top five best performing buildings were achieving capital growth far greater than the long-term average of around three to four per cent.“These buildings have a good reputation and are in good locations and people in the area want to live there,” Mr Walker said.last_img read more

Nadal reigns in clash of former US Open champs as Zverev exits

first_imgRafael Nadal came through his stiffest test so far at the US Open against Marin CilicNew York, United States | AFP | Rafael Nadal ramped up his quest for a fourth US Open title Monday with an impressive win over 2014 champion Marin Cilic to advance to the quarter-finals while Alexander Zverev slumped to a four-set defeat.Second seed Nadal — the winner at Flushing Meadows in 2010, 2013 and 2017 — produced some electrifying moments of brilliance to end the challenge of Croatia’s Marin Cilic 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.After barely breaking a sweat in reaching the last 16, a run that included a second-round walkover, Nadal stared down his stiffest test so far to surge into a quarter-final meeting with Argentine 20th seed Diego Schwartzman.The Spaniard exchanged the first two sets with Cilic but grasped control by breaking for 3-1 in the third, a series of dazzling winners drawing an animated fist-pump from golf legend Tiger Woods at Arthur Ashe Stadium.Nadal reeled off nine games in succession across the third and fourth sets and 12 of the final 15 to nail down a 40th Grand Slam quarter-final appearance, nine of which have come at the US Open.“The emotions I have when I play here are impossible to describe. I love the sport and feel very lucky to still be playing tennis here. Eight years ago I didn’t think that would happen as my body was suffering badly,” Nadal said.“It’s a huge honor playing in front of all of you and playing in front of Tiger is a very special thing. I always say I don’t have big idols but one idol is him and I always try to follow him.”Nadal’s path to the final sees him take on Schwartzman next after the 5ft 7in (1.70m) Argentine chopped down sixth seed Zverev.“He is playing amazing, nothing new, he’s one of the players with best talent on tour,” the 18-time Grand Slam champion said of his upcoming opponent.“It will be a big challenge. I have to play my best. I’m happy for him. He’s a close friend and I hope to play a great match.”– Berrettini, Monfils win –Zverev rolled through the opening set against Schwartzman under the roof on Ashe during a rainy afternoon session, but he lost his way to go down 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.The German was enjoying his deepest run in New York but committed 17 double faults and 65 unforced errors and received a point penalty for swearing as Schwartzman advanced to a second US Open quarter-final in three years. “Generally my season so far has not been the best,” said Zverev, who has reached just two quarter-finals in 18 Grand Slam appearances.Zverev said he was hindered a “very swollen” back and right hip following a fall in his previous match.“I had a lot of chances which I didn’t use early in the match. He kind of ran away with it.”Zverev lost his serve three times during the second set but appeared to have steadied himself when he moved a break ahead at 3-2 in the third, only for Schwartzman to wrest the momentum back in his favor after a lengthy sixth game.“It was tough because I was feeling I had the chance to win this and I had a few break points I could not take,” Schwartzman said. “He was up a break and then I recovered really quickly and I felt great after that.”Matteo Berrettini became just the second Italian man to progress to the US Open quarter-finals, 42 years after Corrado Barazzutti’s run to the last four in New York.Berrettini, the 24th seed, eased to a 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) win over Russia’s 43rd-ranked Andrey Rublev to reach the last eight at a Grand Slam for the first time.“It’s something really crazy. I cannot believe it right now. I need a few hours to understand what happened,” said Berrettini, 23, who goes on to play French 13th seed Gael Monfils.“I’m just happy. Seeing my team and family here and crying, for me it’s unbelievable.”Berrettini went one step further than his run to the last 16 at Wimbledon in July, where he was beaten by Roger Federer.Monfils, a 2016 US Open semi-finalist, crushed the 33-year-old Andujar’s bid to become the oldest player in the Open era to reach his first Grand Slam singles quarter-final with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 rout.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

From Nelson Leafs to opening for American Rocker

first_imgIt wasn’t that long ago that Patrick Croome was knocking opposing players off their rocker in front of the Nelson Leaf nets during his two years of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Junior B time as a defenceman in the Green and White.With a 6-foot something frame, Croome made it look easy as his physical style of play kept opposing forwards looking for the Leaf defenceman anytime they entered the offensive zone.Two years later, Croome has turned to his cultural roots, joining father Dail and younger brother Liam with the band Daring Greatly to open for Jon Bon Jovi as part of the band Daring Greatly, at the Nevada show of the 2017 This House is Not For Sale tour.The band, selected from thousands of YouTube entries, opened in front of the 12,000-person crowd after wining and online contest.In an interview with CBC’s The Homestretch, Dail said he had been playing music on weekends for years when things didn’t work out in Nashville during his 20s. The boys, Patrick and Liam, were always on stage with their father since they were three and four.In 2015 they decided to give it another go with Daring Greatly, this time with Liam, 20, and Patrick, 22 respectively and after Patrick had complete his Junior B eligibility with the Leafs.The Calgary native, Patrick Croome played 80 games with the Leafs during two seasons, finishing with 33 points.However, ever since Patrick can remember, father Dail treated the kids as equals.”You don’t really feel the pressures most kids would with a parent — ‘Get good marks, do this,'” Patrick said in the CBC interview.”He kind of just gave us some skills and then said, ‘Give’er.’ Left the door kinda open and said, ‘You guys choose.’ Music is what we all kinda gravitated towards.”Croome is just one of the many graduates of the Nelson Leafs who have honed their skills with the hockey club and gone on to achieve a great future.Back on the ice, the Leafs are in Castlegar Thursday for Game five of the best-of-seven Murdoch Semi Final.The series is tied 2-2 with Game six Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

BREEDERS’ CUP ANNOUNCES INFIELD COUNTRY MUSIC EXPERIENCE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BOOTS ON STAGE

first_imgIn addition to the live musical acts, fans will be able to enjoy Southern Californian BBQ and bites from a variety of local food trucks, as well as refreshing beverages from 40 craft brewers. Fans can also play complimentary lawn games and learn how to line dance with Gone Country Promotions. A mechanical bull, giveaways and prizes, a photo booth, and shopping opportunities with local merchants will complete the experience. Tickets to Party at the Park can be purchased at breederscup.com/concert Country Music Acts Add to Entertainment at Santa Anita Park for the 2016 World Championships Party at the Park will kick off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 5 in the infield at Santa Anita Park, and will offer fans the incredible opportunity to listen to country music as they enjoy world championship racing. The line-up will include country’s hottest new acts, including Tyler Rich, Smithfield and Southern California’s own Daniel Bonte & The Bona Fide as well as Eli V. “Musical entertainment is one element of the enhanced experience the Breeders’ Cup offers, and every year we make a concerted effort to showcase local and emerging talent,” said Bryan Pettigrew, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sponsorship at the Breeders’ Cup. “By collaborating with Boots On Stage, we’ve been able to tap into the best local talent and we are looking forward to offering fans the ultimate country music experience.” LOS ANGELES (October 14, 2016) – Today Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, announces Party at the Park, a festive country music experience in partnership with Boots On Stage, Southern California’s premier country music marketing company. Set to take place on Saturday, November 5, Party at the Park will bring some of country’s best new acts to the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will further elevate the fan experience with a host of activities, local food trucks, prizes and more. Media Contact: Jim Gluckson, Breeders’ Cup, 212-230-9512, [email protected] Hayley Karlan, Nike Communications, 646-654-3445, [email protected] Kaye, Boots On Stage, 310-402-3921, [email protected] Breeders’ CupThe Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 (grade I) races with purses and awards totalling $28 million, will be held Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. About Boots On StageBoots On Stage is a promotions and marketing company for country music in Southern California and surrounding markets. Boots On Stage directly markets to the country music consumer through the use of their official social media platform, radio partners, local showcases, on-site brand activations, tastemakers and influencers as well as local and national media. As Boots On Stage continues to grow, they have become a resource for Artists, Management Companies, Labels and Publicists to reach their core demo in the market(s). For more information on Boots On Stage, please follow up on our social media channels including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and on www.bootsonstage.la. -30-last_img read more

49ers Matt Breida gives injury update, and it’s not rosy

first_imgYOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?Pick against our pros all season long and win!***SANTA CLARA — Matt Breida, who leads the NFL in rushing yards and yards per carry, sounded a cautious Friday note when asked about his chances of recovering from a right-knee injury in time to face the Los Angeles Chargers.“It’s going to be a game-time decision. I have to feel comfortable,” the 49ers running back said in advance of Sunday’s game. “I’m not at 100 percent right now.”Breida said he wants to play but …last_img

Trump tweet, NFL response escalate drama of Sunday games

first_img“I know our players who kneeled for the anthem, and these are smart young men of character who want to make our world a better place for everyone,” Ross said. “They wanted to start a conversation and are making a difference in our community, including working with law enforcement to bring people together. We all can benefit from learning, listening and respecting each other.” Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Baltimore Ravens players kneel down during the playing of the US national anthem before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday Sept. 24, 2017. (Photo by MATT DUNHAM / AP)The owners of the Baltimore Ravens, the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and other teams on Sunday joined a chorus of NFL executives criticizing President Donald Trump’s suggestion that they fire players who kneel for the national anthem.The statements, including those from Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, contrasted a morning tweet from Trump and further escalated the political drama of the league’s game day, which was expected to be one of the most-watched for non-sporting reasons in years.ADVERTISEMENT Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Bisciotti said he “100 percent” supports his players’ decision to kneel during the national anthem. At least seven of them did, joined by more than a dozen Jacksonville Jaguars, before the teams played at Wembley Stadium in London.Other players linked arms – and Jaguars owner Shad Khan joined them, standing between tight end Marcedes Lewis and linebacker Telvin Smith. He called it a privilege to do so.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKraft, who has been a strong backer of the president, expressed “deep disappointment” with Trump and said politicians could learn much from the unifying spirit of a competitive, team-oriented enterprise like football.“Our players are intelligent, thoughtful, and care deeply about our community and I support their right to peacefully affect social change and raise awareness in a manner that they feel is most impactful,” Kraft said in a statement. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired’,” he said to loud applause.Again in a Sunday morning tweet, Trump urged his supporters to take action: “If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!”Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin followed up Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” defending Trump, saying the NFL has many rules governing what players can and cannot do.“I think what the president is saying is that the owners should have a rule that players should have to stand in respect for the national anthem,” Mnuchin said. “They can do free speech on their own time.”Trump’s remarks provoked team owners and the NFL to stridently defend the sport and its players. Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has taken heat for Kaepernick’s struggle to find a team, quickly condemned Trump’s comments.“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture. There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month,” Goodell said. “Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”At least seven team owners donated $1 million each to Trump’s inaugural committee. But Los Angeles Chargers owner Dean Spanos , Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank , New York Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, Tennessee Titans’ controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk and San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York were among the league power brokers who issued condemning statements through their clubs.“The callous and offensive comments made by the president are contradictory to what this great country stands for,” York said. “Our players have exercised their rights as United States citizens in order to spark conversation and action to address social injustice. We will continue to support them in their peaceful pursuit of positive change in our country and around the world.”Added Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy: “We believe it is important to support any of our players who choose to peacefully express themselves with the hope of change for good. As Americans, we are fortunate to be able to speak openly and freely.”This weekend’s games were sure to bring more protests, with Tampa Bay receiver Desean Jackson promising to make “a statement.” View comments E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Read Next Wozniacki beats Pavlyuchenkova to retain Pan Pacific title Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Cleveland Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam wrote that they didn’t want to let “misguided, uninformed and divisive comments from the President or anyone else deter us from our efforts to unify,” and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told CBS his team wouldn’t be on the field when the anthem plays before the Steelers game in Chicago.He doesn’t want his players to be divided between those who kneel and those who stand, he said.“We’re not going to be divided by anything said by anyone,” Tomlin said. “We’re not going to let divisive times or divisive individuals affect our agenda.”Quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the kneeling movement last year when he played for the San Francisco 49ers, refusing to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to protest the treatment of black people by police. Kaepernick became a free agent and has not been signed by a new team for this season.Without identifying Kaepernick, Trump aimed a Friday talk at a Huntsville, Alabama, rally at those players who have knelt for the anthem.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Letran coach Napa looks ahead to next season, targets title

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netShortly after Letran’s season ended, coach Jeff Napa quickly shifted his focus on the Knights’ future where he sees a different story unfolding.“Next year is a different story. There’s really competition with the talent we have, so there’s no assurance on who will make the lineup next year,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Napa set modest goals to start the season and knew Letran could go as far as the Final Four.He said adversities and at the start of the season also added weight on the Knights’ shoulders.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We knew from the start where we could go. We just had to deal with a lot of issues early in the season, telenovelas which happened and that’s what made us suffer and complicated our situation,” he said.“But we’re not looking at it as an excuse and we think of it as a rallying point for us to solidify our bond and got us to where we’re at. It just so happened that our season ended here.” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Stags’ Calisaan has come a long way since his motorcycle accident last year CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Despite all they had to deal with, the Knights showed some fight and finished the eliminations at 9-9, tied for fourth as they survived two do-or-die games.Letran nearly made it three knockout games in a row, but San Sebastian, which drew a career performance from Michael Calisaan, was just too much down the stretch.“It’s hard to win if we have 15 missed free throws,” said Napa, who cited the Knights’ horrible shooting from the free throw line, going 18-of-33, after a 74-69 loss to the Stags on Tuesday.“We also had crucial stops that we didn’t execute. We made runs, but when we changed players, it changed the complexion of the game. There were unnecessary things that happened that gave our opponents the momentum.”Napa, though, isn’t blaming anybody for the Knights’ early exit as he looks ahead to the next season where he feels his team can contend for a title.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES “One thing’s for sure, my target next year is to become a champion. That’s my mindset,” he boldly declared. “My mindset right now is to go to the Final Four, but next year, our mindset is to become number one.” Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts02:11NCAA Season 93 Preview: Letran Knights01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Gameslast_img read more