Motolite, Air Force drub foes to boost playoff bids

first_imgLater, Air Force relied on its low-key staff to boot out Choco Mucho, 20-25, 25-18, 29-27, 26-24.Joy Cases scored 15 points to lead the Jet Spikers to their sixth win against seven defeats.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manThe Motolite Spikers still need to win one more to avoid playoffs against teams in the lower fold of the standings.Motolite coach Godfrey Okumu praised his players for an all-out effort in securing their second straight victory. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Blaze Spikers remain unbeaten with Sisi leading the way Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00PH military destroys thousands of illegal guns, ammo01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This jewelry designer is also an architect View comments Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Becoming his own mancenter_img Motolite zeroed in on an outright semifinals slot, even as Air Force kept its slim hopes alive after both scored contrasting wins over separate rivals Saturday night in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.Motolite handily defeated BaliPure, 25-16, 25-21, 25-19, for its ninth win in 15 games to stay well inside the top four.ADVERTISEMENT Motolite stars Tots Carlos and Isa Molde joined hands in scoring 32 points, while Myla Pablo helped with eight points despite being fielded in only for two sets because of her problematic back.The Water Defenders absorbed their 11th defeat in 15 matches.For Air Force to make it to the next round, it has to sweep its remaining three matches and hope the squads above them in the standing lose all theirs.The Jet Spikers’ May Ann Pantino and Del Palomata took matters into their own hands after the Flying Titans erased a match point through comebacking veteran Manila Santos-Ng.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemicallast_img read more

Disaster Relief Bill Stalls in US House of Representatives

first_img Disaster Relief 2019-05-24 Mike Albanese in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News May 24, 2019 833 Views Sharecenter_img Disaster Relief Bill Stalls in U.S. House of Representatives A bill containing more than $19 billion in aid for disaster relief may not advance to President Donald Trump’s approval after Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) objected to the bill on Friday. According to reports, Roy cities the lack of money for the border and the $19 billion price tag for his objections. He also objetece to the measure without all members getting a chance to vote on it.Congress is in recess until June 3, and a vote on the bill appears unlikely.It was reported earlier this month that U.S. Representatives were pushing for the allocation of promised disaster relief aid Texas and other disaster-affected states.U.S. Reps. Randy Weber and Lizzie Fletcher, introduced the Bipartisan Disaster Recovery Funding Act last week, with support from 13 other co-sponsors from Texas, mostly from the Houston area, as well as supporters from other communities waiting on the funding, including Louisiana, South Carolina, Florida and Puerto Rico.The Act directs federal agencies to release the $16 billion in disaster funds Congress approved in early 2018 following Hurricane Harvey to different states and territories—including more than $4 billion to Texas—within 60 days.“After Harvey hit, I fought alongside the Texas delegation to secure additional funds for Harvey survivors,” U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul. “Unfortunately, the agencies tasked with distributing these funds did not respond with the same urgency.”The Five Star Conference will host its Disaster Preparedness Symposium on July 31 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Natural disasters impact investors, service providers, mortgage servicers, government agencies, legal professionals, lenders, property preservation companies, and—most importantly—homeowners.The 2019 Five Star Disaster Preparedness Symposium will include critical conversations on response, reaction and assistance, to ensure the industry is ready to lend the proper support the next time a natural disaster strikes. Please check back for updates on this story.last_img read more