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Legarda files 19 bills pushing quality education in Antique

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first_imgLegarda underscored the need to investon education to lessen illiteracy and alleviate poverty in the province. * Mayabay in Barbaza * San Isidro in Tibiao Among the elementary schools endorsedfor conversion to integrated schools are Igsoro Elementary School in theMunicipality of Bugasong; Lupaan and Santiago Elementary Schools in theMunicipality of Laua-an; Pucio Elementary School in the Municipality of Libertad;Bacalan Elementary School in the Municipality of Sebaste; Manlacbo ElementarySchool in the Municipality of Valderrama; and Capoyuan Elementary School in theMunicipality of Barbaza. * Igmasandig, Cananghan and Cansilayan inValderrama “Providing access to quality educationis one of the best investments we can make to lessen illiteracy and alleviatepoverty,” she said. Meanwhile, the establishment ofelementary schools was likewise proposed under the bills recently filed in thefollowing barangays: * Codiong and Tinindugan in Libertad “With this, I hope to further bring downthe number of out-of-school youth as well as to improve the quality ofeducation,” she said.center_img “Providing access to quality education is one of the best investments we can make to lessen illiteracy and alleviate poverty,” says Loren Legarda, Lone District Rep. of Antique. LOREN LEGARDA VIA FB “Let not one child be deprived of theopportunity to learn and be taught so he or she can have a better and brighterfuture. If the proximity becomes a hindrance for a child to go to school, thenlet’s bring the school closer to where the students are,” said Legarda. SAN JOSE, Antique – Deputy speaker LorenLegarda has filed 19 local bills seeking to convert and establish publicschools to address the need for better access to quality primary and secondaryeducation for school children in the province. The lady solon added that having easieraccess to education gives students no reason to stop going to school. * Tica in Bugasong * Leon, Tigunhao, San Ramon, andVirginia in Laua-an; Meanwhile, Legarda also filed House BillNo. 5115, which seeks the establishment of a satellite branch of the LandTransportation Office in the municipality of Pandan to bring services closer tothe Antiqueños./PNlast_img read more

Fernandes vows to fight fine

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first_img Earlier this year Rangers recorded a loss of £65.4million for the period ending May 2013. Clubs are only entitled to be no more than £8million in the red under FFP rules. However, Fernandes has been seeking legal advice and has confirmed he will fight the sanctions in court. “Will we fight the fine?” said the Malaysian entrepreneur. “What do you think? After all we’ve been through, it’s my middle name – ‘Fight It’ Fernandes. “My view has been consistent, that it is very unfair for a club that has been relegated as the wage difference between the Premier League and Championship is impossible. There should be a time period for clubs to rectify their salaries. “If we were in the Championship in two years with that wage bill it wouldn’t be right. I’m in favour of FFP but it is unfair for a club coming down.” QPR will not be punished for their financial results during the 2012-13 season, when they were in the Premier League, but they will for the current campaign – during which they have carried a debt of £177million and a wage bill larger than that of Spanish champions and European Cup finalists Atletico Madrid. It would not be surprising if the threat of financial sanctions plays a significant role in the club’s transfer plans this summer. But Fernandes, the chief executive of AirAsia and the team principal of Formula One team Caterham, has invested heavily in Rangers since becoming the club’s majority shareholder in 2011 and he has hinted he is willing to spend again in the coming months ahead of the Londoners’ top-flight return. QPR co-owner Tony Fernandes has vowed to fight the prospect of a Financial Fair Play fine and plough much of his side’s promotion windfall back into the club. Press Association Rangers returned to the Barclays Premier League at the first attempt by defeating Derby in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley on Saturday. The victory, courtesy of Bobby Zamora’s 90th-minute goal, is reported to be worth in the region of £120million to QPR but the Londoners are now facing a fine of up to £50million for failing to comply with financial guidelines. “Harry Redknapp and me are very close and the manager is already talking about new players and next season,” said the 50-year-old. “He never stops. After the whistle he was mentioning a couple of players. I think he is relishing being back in the Premier League. “There is a massive gulf between us and those at the top of the Premier League but we have a great manager who has been up there. We are smarter owners and we will take our time over the summer. “Nobody is perfect. We will still make mistakes but we will be wiser and smarter.” As for the game itself, which saw QPR triumph against the odds following Gary O’Neil’s red card with half an hour still left to play, Fernandes said: “I feel honoured to have experienced that, privileged. “It feels great after all we went through in three years and the way we finished it, nobody can say the players didn’t play their hearts out. “When Gary was sent off there was 70 per cent of me that thought the dream would end – but too much had happened to us for the fairytale to end. “This is stuff that movies are made of, Roy of the Rovers stuff. When I was eight years old I was reading books where players were sent off and in the last minute someone scored the winner.” last_img read more

Magnum ‘Tek Charge and Win’ Futsal Launch on today

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first_img… Teams asked to send representativeTHE lucrative inaugural Magnum ‘Tek Charge and Win’ Futsal Christmas Classic is set to be launched today at the Windjammer International Hotel & Cuisine, Queen Street, Kitty at 11:00hrs.According to a release from the organisers, thirty-two of the top futsal teams have been invited to participate in the competition. Over $900 000 in cash prizes and trophies will be distributed to the winners, along with prizes for outstanding individual performances.The tournament will commence on December 1 and run until December 23, at the National Gymnasium. The winning team will receive $500 000 + trophy, runners-up $200 000 + trophy, third place $100 000 + trophy and fourth place $50 000.The Most Valuable Player will walk away with US$100, while every night fans will enjoy giveaways such as headphones, pop sockets, tee shirts, and speakers.After the opening night, matches will continue on Sunday December 3, Tuesday December 5, Sunday December 10, Tuesday December 12, Thursday December 14, Tuesday December 19 and the grand final on Saturday December 23.According to the organisers, fans could expect eight action-packed nights of exciting football and lots of giveaways as a special give back for the Christmas season.The 32 teams invited are:Sparta Boss, Gold is Money, Back Circle, Future Stars, Leopold Street, Sophia, Tucville, North Ruimveldt, Queen Street Tiger Bay, Albouystown-B, Albouystown-A, Ol Skool Ballers, North East La Penitence, Alexander Village, Channel Nine Warriors, Broad Street, Kitty Hustlers, New Market Street, National Rugby Squad, Mike Stars, Campbellville and Festival City, African Team, Buxton Diamond, Pike Street Sophia, Champion Boys, Brazilian Team, Mocha, Swag Entertainment, Silver Bullets, Showstoppers and MBK All Stars.last_img read more

Premier League Fixtures

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first_imgThere’s also four 3pm games in the Premier League this afternoon.Everton could climb to fifth with a victory at West Ham, struggling Middlesbrough go to Bournemouth, Hull host Watford and its Swansea against Stoke. It’s a clash of the Premier League’s top two in the FA Cup semi-finals this evening as Tottenham take on Chelsea at Wembley at 5.15pm.Spurs are hoping to avoid a seventh straight loss in FA Cup semis, a run stretching back to 1993.Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is dismissing any suggestion that their opponents are underdogs…last_img