first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Mike DeWine is the 70th governor of the state of Ohio. With 11.5 million constituents, he’s the CEO of a state that’s as diverse as they come. From cornbelt flatlands to appalachian foothills, cities to rural crossroads, an electorate often described as purple, and a mix of economic and social opportunities and challenges. Today, he made time to visit with Ohio Farm Bureau’s Adam Sharp and all of you. Governor Mike DeWine, our very special guest, on Town Hall Ohio.Give podcast feedbacklast_img read more

first_imgThe political crisis in Bihar deepened on Saturday with Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav, facing CBI charges, skipping a government function attended by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who swapped his chair with a JD(U) Minister after being seated next to a Rashtriya Janata Dal leader.The organisers initially covered the nameplate of Tejaswi, the special guest at the function whose seat was next to the Chief Minister’s, but later removed it. The function was held to mark the World Youth Skills Day.Swapping chairsMr. Kumar, who was seated next to Labour Resources Minister and RJD leader Vijay Prakash, subsequently swapped his chair with JD(U) Minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh, who was on his right. This was seen as an attempt by the Chief Minister to maintain a distance with the RJD Minister.The episode, which was captured in still as well as video cameras of the electronic media, gave an indication of how the acrimony between the two grand alliance partners was growing with every passing day in the wake of the CBI registering an FIR against Tejaswi and others in connection with a land-for hotels scam case.When presspersons asked the Chief Minister about Mr. Tejaswi skipping the function, he smiled and extended skill day greetings to them.last_img read more

first_imgA Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Portuguese Environment Ministry and the Public Works Department of Goa will help the State manage its water resources better, Portugal Environment Minister João Pedro de Matos Fernandes said on Saturday. Mr. Fernandes, who is on a Goa visit, said that the Prime Ministers of both India and Portugal had identified water and waste management as priority areas for bilateral cooperation and that the MoU was in sync with their vision. Goa’s PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar described the signing of the two-year long arrangement as a “significant move to work with Portugal to develop common initiatives for water supply and waste water management.” “I think that the MoU will be important for both countries. Twenty years ago Portugal, had had exactly the problems that Goa is facing today. We invested about 10 billion euros over the past 20 to 25 years, the results of which we can see now,” Mr. Fernandes said. The MoU proposes technical partnership in the areas of water supply operation and energy efficiency, resource valorisation, waste water and sewerage planning, management and technological solutions, asset management procedure and standards, energy management operational workflows, operational data and information management. As part of the MoU, the assessment of two of the biggest water treatment and supply plants at Selaulim and Opa in Goa would be undertaken, Mr. Dhavalikar also said. Means of removal of manganese from the water processing facilities, which results in stoppages every now and then, will also be considered. “The MoU is nothing but the consolidation of a true partnership and we should not miss out on this opportunity for sustainable development,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Allen preached the value of practice to the team in his five-minute impromptu speech, instilling to the young Pirates that the pain comes before the pleasure while encouraging them to continue working hard as they prepare for the bigger wars ahead.“It’s hard when you’re at the top, right? Because you have to work extra hard,” said Allen. “One of the things that I’ve always prided myself on, in my whole career, is execution. Now you have to work harder because you can’t sneak up on anybody anymore.”“Now, the teams you’re supposed to beat are going to play you extra tough, like you’re the world champions. Now, you have to not get tired of the process. You don’t win a championship the day they give you the trophy. You win a championship every morning you wake up at six. That’s where the reward comes.”Perez said he was honored to meet someone like Allen, who has won two titles in the NBA with the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat.“We’re all starstruck and we’re very happy because he told us what we need to do, which is to continue preparing hard because we’re the number one team and the other teams are already going after us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lyceum gets all the good things these days.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The Pirates, who are undefeated this NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament after nine games in the first round, got a surprise of a lifetime as NBA veteran Ray Allen dropped by their team dinner on Tuesday.Lyceum’s top gun CJ Perez shared that the whole team was shocked to meet the legendary sharpshooter, who is in the country for a couple of days.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’re surprised to see someone like Ray Allen go to our school. It’s a rare thing to happen for us,” he said.In the video posted by Lyceum’s official page, the two-time NBA champion was seen shaking everyone’s hands before asking, “I heard you guys were in first place?” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’02:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates01:37Protesters 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 LOOK: UFC fighters Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne share photos from their wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  ABL chief operations officer Jericho Ilagan, meanwhile, announced the return of Thai team Mono Vampire and the entry of three new squads—Nanhai Long Lions from China, Formosa Dreamers from Chinese-Taipei and the CLS Knights Surabaya from Indonesia. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Alab likewise tapped veterans Dondon Hontiveros, Rico Maierhofer and Pamboy Raymundo and retained reigning local Most Valuable Player Ray Parks.“I think we will be the biggest challenger to Hong Kong,” said Alab co-owner Charlie Dy, whose team will play its first game against the defending champion at Mall of Asia Arena on Nov. 19.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 shutoutHong Kong will parade Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger as one of its heritage imports this season.“It’s exciting to be a head coach at a time when the ABL is a really growing league,” said the all-time great Alapag of his first coaching stint during the league’s launch at Shangri-La at the Fort on Tuesday. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:37Protesters 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’ boss LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nambatac not ready to go on vacation yet Alab Pilipinas team for the 2017-2018 ABL Season. Photo from @alabpilipinas Twitter.With a new coach and a retooled roster, Tanduay Alab Pilipinas declared its readiness to dethrone Eastern SC of Hong Kong in the Asean Basketball League (ABL), which opens with five holdovers, three new teams and a returning club next month.National team legend Jimmy Alapag will call the shots for Alab with former Talk ’N Text import Ivan Johnson and Reggie Okosa reinforcing the team.ADVERTISEMENT View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightlast_img read more

first_imgA few days after it appeared as though a Roger Federer impersonator had gatecrashed the 02 Arena, the Swiss great resumed normal service to outplay Kevin Anderson and reach the last four of the ATP Finals on Thursday.Federer walked out into a jam-packed O2 Arena knowing any repeat of his insipid performance on Sunday against Japan’s Kei Nishikori could have resulted in an ignominious early exit.But the 37-year-old again shrugged off the passing of time to swagger past the dangerous Anderson 6-4 6-3 and reach the semi-finals for the 15th time in 16 appearances at the event.Record six-time champion Federer turned on the style to avenge this year’s gut-wrenching Wimbledon quarter-final defeat by Anderson in which he squandered a match point.READ: Djokovic storms past Zverev to enter the semi-finals, Cilic beats IsnerFederer and Anderson both ended up with two wins in the Lleyton Hewitt group but the Swiss grabbed first place on the head-to-head record – meaning he is likely to avoid world number one Novak Djokovic in Saturday’s last four.Djokovic will top the other group unless he loses to Marin Cilic and John Isner beats Alexander Zverev.A tournament that has so far lacked thrills could yet have a Sunday showdown between old warriors Federer and Djokovic.READ: After Ronaldo watches Djokovic at ATP Finals, Kroos cheers for FedererEarlier on Thursday, Dominic Thiem beat Nishikori 6-1 6-4 – a result that meant the Austrian would reach the semi-finals if Federer lost to Anderson and won fewer than six games.advertisementThiem admitted he was not holding his breath and from the moment Federer took the first set it was just a case of whether the second seed or Anderson would top the group.HAPPY FEDERER”Very happy, the first match against Kei was tough, I never got going,” Federer, who rebounded from an ugly performance against Nishikori to beat Thiem in his second round-robin match in the Lleyton Hewitt group, said on court.Federer is driving force for tennis in terms of revenue, attention: Djokovic”With my back against the wall maybe it’s easier for me to play. I played some good tennis today and I’m thrilled, excited to be in the semis.”A confident Anderson pushed hard early on and had a glimmer of a chance in the sixth game but Federer held from 0-30 with a sublime backhand winner that ripped past his opponent and had the crowd roaring its approval.Also Read – Agnieszka Radwanska announces retirement due to health reasonsShaken, Anderson double-faulted twice in the next game to drop serve but Federer wobbled, sending a forehand wide to hand the break back. The 20-time Grand Slam champion immediately broke again though and switched on the afterburners to clinch the set in the next game from 0-40.Federer pounced in the seventh game of the second set and claimed victory on his third match point as the world number six netted a forehand.Anderson’s consolation is that he becomes the first South African to reach the semis in the tournament’s 48-year history.”These round-robin formats are not straightforward,” Federer said. “Normally, you lose, you leave. I think it was also difficult for Kevin because he knew he had already qualified.”The day began at the O2 Arena with a news conference to launch the new ATP Cup – a team event that will begin in Australia in January 2020, just six weeks after tennis’s governing body the ITF’s revamped Davis Cup finals.While the 118-year-old Davis Cup faces the squeeze from a new rival, Federer, at least, is showing few signs of wear as he marches on towards his 100th career title.”I’m happy that this is another week like this,” he said. “Didn’t look like it maybe 72 hours ago. But I was able to come back and play good tennis.”Also Watch – Ravi Shastri not my yes man, nobody has said no to me more often: Virat Kohlilast_img read more

first_imgRangers boss Gerrard won’t keep Ejaria from returning to Liverpoolby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRangers boss Steven Gerrard won’t hold onto Ovie Ejaria against his will.The on-loan Liverpool midfielder could seek a return to Anfield in January.Asked what was behind the issue, Gerrard said: “That’s what I’m going to try and find out during the conversations. “At times, he has looked fantastic but I think his form has dipped slightly in the last couple of days, so I need to find out.”Ovie is a very quiet kid, he doesn’t give you much. I might have to dig deep to try and find out what’s going on. “He’s a young kid, he’s living away from his family. There might be other stuff going on in his life that I’m not aware of yet.”The reality is he’s a Liverpool player and Liverpool have almost got to take charge of this.”Yes, we’ve got a loan situation with Ovie but we wouldn’t keep a kid who was unhappy. I wouldn’t stand in any kid’s way whether he was signed with us or on loan.”I want players here who are committed and want to help and want to play here.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool striker Brewster hauled off U23 pitch after just 15 minsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Rhian Brewster was hauled off the U23 pitch yesterday after just 15 minutes.The Mirror says Brewster was substituted after just 15 minutes of Liverpool under 23s clash with Derby in response to Divock Origi’s injury.Belgium international Origi was forced out of the first team’s lunchtime victory over Newcastle with an ankle issue.While Origi limped off in the 37th minute at Anfield, Neil Critchley had already named Brewster in his starting XI for the youth side on the other side of Liverpool for the 3pm kick off.A message was sent to Melwood soon after to take Brewster off as a precaution ahead of the Reds’ Champions League opener with Napoli on Tuesday.Origi will undergo a scan in the next few days, but while Jurgen Klopp waits for the results he is ready to promoted 19-year-old Brewster to the travelling squad to Italy. last_img read more

first_imgPhil ​Foden happy to remain patient at Man Cityby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City youngster Phil Foden says he is remaining patient at the club.The young Englishman has struggled to get a start for the club in the Premier League this season.But he was impressive as he came off the bench in their 2-0 Champions League win against Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night.And he hopes that his performance will lead to more opportunities in the coming weeks.”You have to show the manager what you can do each day in training, every young kid wants to play but you have to keep patient,” Foden told BT Sport. “You have to show the manager what you can do each day in training, every young kid wants to play but you have to keep patient.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more