“We are thinking of ways on how to improve our area and one way of improving it is to create a channel to hasten the export of goods. We want our area to be ready for development that will come in the near future,” he said. Palmares said the airport establishment might be supported by the government, or will work through a public-private partnership. In a phone interview Monday, Passi City Mayor Stephen Palmares said the plan to build an airport is a proof that the local government is thinking ahead on trade and economy of the city. Palmares said the airport is an “ideal means” to facilitate the transport of goods, as Passi is located far from seaports. “Whether it is for commercial or for trade, what is important is it can help boost the economic positioning of Passi and the central Panay,” he said. Palmares further said those who will conduct and fund the feasibility study will be later identified. The proposal of the city government to build an airport was already forwarded to the Regional Development Council (RDC). The flights that will be catered by the airport will still be determined through a feasibility study. Palmares said there is still a need to establish an airport in the central Panay despite already having established the Iloilo International Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo province; Roxas Airport in Capiz province; and Kalibo International Airport in Aklan province, Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has already conducted its sight inspection in Santo Tomas village which is being considered as the location of the airport. ILOILO CITY – Iloilo province’s component city of Passi is considering the establishment of an airport to further promote economic growth in the region. “If we can enter into a public-private partnership, it will be better because the private partner can shoulder the feasibility study. As a mayor, I will make sure that the finances of the city will not be affected because of this,” he added. (PNA) “It will create an economic boost not only here in Passi City but of the whole central Panay. Generally, when goods arrive here from other areas, it will jive in our plan to put up an economic zone. Also, when we have the airport, we can easily export our goods from the economic zone of Passi,” he added.
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The Lady Dogs traveled to Richmond High School and took them down in 3 close rounds. Serving was our defeat in game one along with coverage, but once we got that squared away we played a solid 2 games following. Serving for us last night were Regina Gerstbauer with 10pts, and Faith Tekulve serving us 9 pts. Back row play tonight was vital and Sophie Lee along with Sydnee Schaefer were dominate back there. Our front line struggled making the ball in but we did have some great kills throughout. Nice win ladies. Scores game 1: 23-25 game 2:25-22 game 3: 15-13. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Erin Trenkamp.
The Galacticos do also have 27-year-old Raphael Varane and 22-year-old Eder Militao so are in no rush to buy a centre-back. However they are aware that require a new defender to be the long-term replacement for Ramos. Upamecano was heavily praised for his performance against Atletico Madrid showing he was quick, strong and very assured in possession. He marked Diego Costa out of the game with BT Sport pundits Jermaine Jenas saying ‘it was no point Costa even being there’ and Rio Ferdinand saying Upamecano ‘manhandled the 31-year-old Spaniard. read also:Zidane to decide fate of 11 Real Madrid stars Against Atletico Madrid he walked away clutching with Man of the Match trophy and there were no arguments. Upamecano finished with a 100 per cent dribble and tackle success rate after 99 touches. He had a 92 per cent passing accuracy just to add even more shine to his performance. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Zinedine Zidane has identified Dayot Upamecano as the long-term replacement for Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid. The RB Leipzig defender is one of the most highly-valued young centre-backs in world football and stole the show for the Bundesliga side during their 2-1 Champions League victory over Real’s rivals Atletico Madrid, Now AS have reported the 21-year-old’s performance in the Champions League has convinced Zidane that Upamecano will be the right man for Real Madrid. However the club are not planning to spend big during the summer transfer window and wouldn’t be able to pay his £41m release clause until next year. Los Blancos could face a fight on their hands next summer with several top European clubs likely to be interested in the talented youngster. Upamecano committed his future to the club just earlier this summer extending his contract with the Champions League semi-finalists until 2023. One good piece of news for any potential suitors is the Frenchman’s releause clause was actually lowered with his new contract, as it originally exceeded £54m. Zidane sees Upamecano as a man for the future with club Sergio Ramos now 34-years-old. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More15 Extremely Surprising Facts About Disney Princesses6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtSan Francisco Runner Makes Art With GPS-TrackingWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical Loading… read more
The 26-year-old arrived at Emirates Stadium in the summer from Montpellier following Van Persie’s £24million sale to Manchester United. Giroud has since scored 14 goals and made several assists for the Gunners, leaving him feeling positive about his impact at the club. Speaking to French newspaper L’Equipe, Giroud said: “I do not know of an attacker who is not interested in his numbers. Since the beginning of the season, I registered 14 goals and given 11 assists, for the first season. It is better than the start Van Persie had, even though when he arrived at Arsenal, he was younger.” There can, of course, be no direct comparison between the two players, with Van Persie having arrived at Highbury as very much a raw talent in May 2004 before eventually going on to establish himself as one of the most formidable forwards in world football. As much as Giroud has settled quickly into the hustle-and-bustle of the English game, the France striker knows there is still plenty of hard work ahead. In a separate interview with Le Parisien, Giroud said: “It is all going to plan, but I can do better. “I am fortunate to have a coach who I can talk to. Recently we made a video and he talked me through how I can improve. On the pitch we know what we are doing. There is a trust and communication between us.” It had taken Giroud some seven appearances before finally getting off the mark in a Capital One Cup tie against Coventry, but with five goals in his last four games, he does not intend to look back. Giroud added: “As a striker you can’t doubt yourself – in a career you will have periods of scarcity. You must be positive constantly and I am like that. Here, it is a requirement at a very high level. When you have an opportunity you must take it. When it is not easy, you have to look ahead and demand more from yourself. That is just my motto.” Giroud is part of Les Bleus squad set to face Germany at the Stade de France on Wednesday evening, with most of Arsene Wenger’s first-team squad away on international duty, including Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with England against Brazil at Wembley. Arsenal will head to Sunderland on Saturday looking to maintain momentum from their recent unbeaten run, which has seen them close back up on fourth place in the Barclays Premier League and move into the fifth round of the FA Cup, where they will tackle Blackburn at home next weekend. Press Association France striker Olivier Giroud believes he has enjoyed a better start to his Arsenal career than when Robin van Persie first arrived at the club. read more
Pellegrini had made three changes to the side which lost 1-0 at home to Chelsea as they looked to take full advantage of Arsenal’s 5-1 defeat at Liverpool. However, it was the relegation-threatened Canaries – stuffed 7-0 at the Etihad Stadium in November – who raised their game and soaked up plenty of pressure to earn what for them could be a crucial point in their fight to stay up. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admits he does not know whether the frustrating goalless draw at Norwich will prove costly in the Barclays Premier League title race. “It’s exactly the same with our strikers, with Negredo and (Edin) Dzeko, but I don’t think that’s the reason why we didn’t score in the last two games. “They are not 100 per cent. Dzeko has an ankle in a very bad condition which is why he played just 30 minutes and Negredo has a problem with a shoulder but they had to play in that condition. “Yaya had to play today a little bit back because we did not have another defender who could play in that position.” The City boss added: “Everybody has been talking about how many goals we score and how we concede them when we defend, but the most difficult thing is scoring goals. “In the last two games, with our strikers not being fit, we couldn’t do it and without a goal you can’t win a game.” Toure appeared to kick out at substitute Van Wolfswinkel during the closing stages, which was not spotted by referee Jon Moss. Pellegrini said: “I am not concerned about that. I didn’t see it.” For Norwich, the performance was a vast improvement on the reverse fixture in Manchester and manager Chris Hughton believes it could go a long way towards shaping the remainder of their campaign. “It’s difficult to play a normal game against City. We knew defensively we had to have a good shape, but we also knew we had to be a threat,” said Hughton, who was without Ryan Bennett, Robert Snodgrass and Jonas Gutierrez through injury. “We had to be disciplined and also a threat on the ball and keep possession. I thought we did most things right today. “We were up against arguably the best team in the country and you have to show something. “We will have to show a lot of that when we go to West Ham (on Tuesday night), we will certainly need a fair chunk of what we had today.” Hughton hopes his own side can find their own touch in front of goal to pull clear of danger. “We have had some clean sheets against good opposition, but we have just fallen short at the other end,” he said. “That’s one thing that we have to address because we probably had three good chances.” Hughton also maintained he did not get a good view of the clash between Toure and van Wolfswinkel. “I must admit I’ve not seen that afterwards,” he said. “He’s a strong character, Ricky. I’m not aware of it but if that was the case then I’m sure enough people will have seen it.” Despite dominating for large spells, City failed to create many clear openings after hitting the crossbar in the first half through a header from Alvaro Negredo. Norwich – who had seen a first-half effort from Gary Hooper ruled out for offside – almost snatched victory late on when Nathan Redmond’s cross flew through the six-yard box just ahead of Ricky van Wolfswinkel. City are now in third place, two points behind new leaders Chelsea. “I don’t know if it’s a missed opportunity because today Norwich played a very good game. They defended very well and we couldn’t score,” said Pellegrini. “I was concerned about this match and it was exactly the same when we played Chelsea because we have a lot of players who are not 100 per cent fit. “Maybe it was a good opportunity, but we are still two points behind the leaders.” Pellegrini accepted his previous free-scoring side lacked a cutting edge in the final third. “(Yaya) Toure played today in a defensive role and that’s why we lost a little bit in attack, but at the moment Fernandinho and (Javi) Garcia are not fit,” he said. Press Association read more
Van Gaal will officially take over as manager at Old Trafford next week after completing duties with Holland at the World Cup. The Dutchman has been charged with the responsibility of lifting United after a poor last season in which they finished seventh in the Barclays Premier League and failed to qualify for Europe. Ryan Giggs claims Louis van Gaal will “not be scared” by the challenge awaiting him at Manchester United. Press Association It was a heavy slump by United after two decades of almost uninterrupted success, but Giggs believes 62-year-old Van Gaal has the track record and perfect character for the task. The former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has underlined his credentials in the past month by guiding Holland to the semi-finals in Brazil. Giggs, who will be Van Gaal’s assistant manager, said: “I think, like everyone would expect, he has got a clear philosophy and he sticks to that philosophy. “He won’t be afraid of taking over Manchester United. He will relish it, he will look forward to it. “He has been at Bayern, he has been at Barcelona – he has been at huge clubs. “Obviously Manchester United, in my view, are the biggest. “He is not scared about the challenge, he is not apprehensive. He can’t wait and he has got the experience. “It won’t be easy, it never is. The Premier League is a tough league to win, but that is what we will be trying to do. “I am just excited by how forthright and how clear he was and what he expects of the staff and the players.” Giggs, who brought his illustrious United playing career to end in May to take up his new role, met Van Gaal when the club appointed him prior to the World Cup. Since then there has been some contact between the pair and Van Gaal has mapped out plans for pre-season. Because of that, Giggs expects the new manager to hit the ground running when they travel to the United States for the club’s pre-season tour next week. Giggs said: “I have spoken to him a couple of times and swapped emails. “Obviously it has been hard as he has been preparing for games or travelling somewhere, but preparations have gone well. “The blueprint and everything has been prepared by Louis and we are just following his plans. “It is not ideal but not really a problem. Within a week we will all be together and we are spending two-and-a-half weeks together in the US. “He will get to know the players and they will get to know him. “Then we have got more or less two weeks when we get back, so there is plenty of time before the season starts.” Giggs was speaking at a press conference at which United announced they would complete their pre-season preparations with a friendly against Valencia on August 12. The match will be Van Gaal’s first in charge at Old Trafford and will come four days before United are due to begin their Premier League campaign against Swansea. The game has been branded as ‘REUNITED14’ – a new annual ‘event’ at which the team and fans will be ‘reunited’ ahead of the season. Giggs feels the announcement and the imminent arrival of Van Gaal has whetted appetites for the new campaign. He said: “Everyone is excited. We had a disappointing season last year, but everyone is keen to get us back where we belong and that is at the top. “Everyone is pulling in the right direction and we will need to do that to get back to the top. “We are all working as hard as we can to try to achieve that.” read more
Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojan Gimel Keaton, better known by his stage name, Young Guru, will serve as an artist-in-residence at the Thornton School of Music for the 2013-14 academic year. The Grammy-nominated audio engineer and disc jockey is well known for his work with rapper Jay Z and his album mixing for artists Beyoncé, Eminem, Kanye West and Drake.Guru will give lectures on electronic music, hip hop, songwriting and the music industry to students in the contemporary music division of Thornton, giving them the opportunity to hear from a professional with 12 years of experience in the music industry. Young Guru will also consult with Thornton faculty to develop a new degree program in music production.Past musicians who have served as Thornton artists-in-residence include guitarist Steve Miller and R&B composer and songwriter Patrice Rushen.Young Guru’s passion isn’t solely dedicated to music; the artist also has many philanthropic pursuits, working through The Young Guru Foundation and its partnership with SAE Institute Cape Town and Heal the Hood — organizations that provide scholarships for higher education and mentorship to help underserved young adults reach their career goals. The foundation works with students ranging in age from juniors in high school to graduate students.“I would like our culture to understand its value and its reference point in history,” Young Guru said in a press release. “I want it to be fully understood by people, to be studied and revered the same way you would study jazz artists or opera at a class in a university.”Young Guru has previously lectured at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Emory University, Loyola University New Orleans, Middle Tennessee State University and Drexel University. He has also lectured at the headquarters of Pandora and Google. read more
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – The lawyers representing former director general of the Haitian National Police (PNH), Godson Orelus, is threatening to take legal action against an investigating judge probing the importation of illegal arms in 2016, after their client was slapped with several charges related to the seizure.The nine witnesses, including seven, who failed to answer subpoenas to appear before the investigating judge, are now facing charges ranging from transnational illicit trafficking in firearms and ammunition, smuggling, forgery and forgery, money laundering and criminal conspiracy.Justice Dieunel Lumeran, the investigating judge of the Court of First Instance (TPI) of Saint-Marc, had been probing the illegal arms that were seized at the Port of St. Marc in September 2016.The lawyers contend that their client had been asked to appear before the judge as a witness only to be charged later with the crimes. They also said the examining magistrate had refused to decide on their request for denial of justice.The former West Departmental Director of Police, Vladimir Paraison, who had also been questioned by the judge, had also made a request for his removal on the ground of legitimate suspicion.The former minister of the interior, Reginald Delva, has become the latest high profile former Haitian official to be questioned in connection with the illegal shipment of arms from the United states in 2016.Last month, unidentified gunmen fired bullets at the residence of Justice Lumérant,Customs and police officials had in 2016 carried out a search of a truck loaded with used items from Miami where they discovered and seized a large quantity of weapons, ammunition and various military equipment.In 2016, two suspects, Klétex Laguerre and Nomie Saül Bata, were arrested after they were accused of complicity in the matter.In addition, the two men have been arrested in the United States and accused of illegally shipping weapons to Haiti. Three other people are being sought. read more
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — It’s been five years since the passing of Samantha Schrader.She was an Alpena High School senior who died in a tragic car accident, Her family and friends continue to honor her every year through a fundraiser.“It started out as something very simple the very first year, and it just continues to grow, so it’s completely amazing what we’ve been able to do,” said Roxanne Misiak, Sam’s Aunt.‘Sam’s Gift’ provides scholarships for Alpena High School students planning to attend Alpena Community College. Since Sam was preparing to head to college, her family and friends want to help other students pursue high education. Over the past four years, future ACC students have received over $27,000 worth of scholarships thanks to Sam’s Gift.“She was very intelligent and wanted to go to school and educate herself more, and so this was a way of us honoring her and coming together and providing an education to others,” said friend of the family Saleana Wilder.In it’s fifth year, the family is hoping to surpass $40,000 of fundraising to help provide more scholarships for students. The community has donated a number of gifts to raffle off including handcrafted wood items, a Detroit Tigers package, a pampered chef experience, and much more. There will be bowling, raffles, refreshments, and all sorts of goodies.The event takes place on Saturday, April 27th from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Thunder Bowl Lanes in Alpena. For more information, visit the Facebook page Sam’s Gift.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena community college, Alpena High School, Fundraiser, Raffle, Sam’s Gift, Thunder Bowl LanesContinue ReadingPrevious Photo of the Day for Thursday, April 18Next Alpena Community College concrete tech students put their skills to the test read more