Flights in and out of Iloilo Airport suspended

first_img“These ordersrestrict our ability to mount flights and accommodate passengers affected bycancellations. We continue to monitor developments and will provide updates onany changes to our flights,” the airline added. Cebu Pacific suspended its Iloilo-Hong Kong (and vice versa)flights but kept its Iloilo-Singapore (and vice versa) flights. Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China, and Singaporehave confirmed cases of infection from the virus which originated in theChinese city of Wuhan. As part of the quarantine from March 16 to April 15, Gov. ArthurDefensor Jr. imposed travel restrictions. He enjoined common carriers to“advice persons intending to travel to Iloilo about the quarantine; refuseissuance of any public transport contract/ticket; and/or refuse boarding onpublic transport, in so far as applicable.” Mamon discussed the travel restrictions yesterday afternoon withmanagers of airlines (Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, Air Asia) andcommon carriers (land transport). She got their assurance to comply.  All aircraft operations are suspended except when they have tocater to the following: CAAP-Iloilo asked its central office for the suspension. * members of the Philippine National Police and all branches ofthe Armed Forces of the Philippines * persons travelling for urgent medical reasons * health workers responding to emergency In January, Defensor called for a temporary suspension ofinternational flights (to and from Hong Kong and Singapore) at the IloiloAirport. * persons traveling into the province on common carriers and/ortransport for the  conduct of trade,delivery of social/humanitarian services, fishing/marine activities,scientific/academic pursuit, and such other essential purposes, other thancarriage of passengers Yesterday, Cebu Pacificannounced all its domestic flights would be canceled starting March 20 untilApril 14, in line with the quarantine placed over Metro Manila and the rest ofLuzon over COVID-19. “May we respectfully request for your voluntary cessation ofinternational flights to and from the countries positive for the novelcoronavirus immediately,” read part of Defensor’s letter addressed to LeahVallido, operation manager of Cebu Pacific Air at the Iloilo Airport inCabatuan, Iloilo. Defensor formally made known his request to Cebu Pacific Airthrough a letter. The provincial government welcomed CAAP’s move. It was furnished acopy of the request signed by CAAP-Iloilo acting airport manager Manuela LuisaPalma, according to Provincial Administrator Suzette Mamon. ILOILO – The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP)has ordered the suspension of flights in and out of the Iloilo Airport fromMarch 18 to April 14 in line with the ongoing “general community quarantine”against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in this province. “(T)here areconstant updates to the travel restrictions being imposed by various Philippineand international governments,” Cebu Pacific explained in a Mondayadvisory. In the sameadvisory, Cebu Pacific clarified that domestic flights to and from Manilaremained canceled./PNlast_img read more

Attack errors doom Syracuse in loss to Cincinnati

first_img Related Stories Syracuse offense sputters in pair of Big East losses during weekend Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse hung in as much as it could in a competitive match against Cincinnati.The effort was there and the Orange even took a late 20-17 lead in the first set. But after a late debacle that saw Syracuse commit five attack errors in the next seven points, the Bearcats seized the momentum and ultimately won the match 3-0.The Orange’s struggles on offense stemmed from the team’s lack of ball control. While SU scored 22, 20 and 19 points, respectively, in the three sets, it was the 28 attack errors that stood out in the loss. Unlike Cincinnati, Syracuse was unable to get digs without jeopardizing offensive opportunities, giving away crucial points in the process.“Cincinnati’s ball control was unbelievable,” SU coach Leonid Yelin said.Cincinnati’s (9-14, 7-3 Big East) defense thrived compared to Syracuse’s (9-15,1-8 Big East). Not only were the Bearcats well positioned, but they were also scrappier, as SU players described. The Bearcats were able to control the ball and thrive off the Orange’s frantic defense that left the middle defenders out to dry.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut it all starts with the serve.Syracuse’s serve-receiving struggled at times on Sunday. The Orange failed to win early points in rallies, ultimately exposing its frenzied defense.“When our service-receiving goes down, it’s difficult to run an offense,” Syracuse middle blocker Samantha Hinz said.While ball control is important during the serve, it is just as important during the rally. Many times the Orange was unable to set up outside hitters with effective passes after digs leading to easy defense and offense for the Bearcats.“Digging and setting up defense starts with the block and when (Cincinnati) is disregarding our block and hitting over it, it messes everything up,” said Melina Violas, Syracuse defensive specialist. “You can’t run a good offense without a good first pass, and when we struggle with that like we did today, you are going to lose.”In the third set, Syracuse managed just two blocks, leading to sporadic scrambling on defense. Four different times, Cincinnati’s Emily Hayden finished off a long rally with a kill, taking advantage of the Orange’s failure to finish points.Better ball control leads to better hitting.That was especially true with Silvi Uattara’s performance in Sunday’s game. The freshman outside hitter from Voronezh, Russia, was one of a few lone bright sports on offense for the Orange on Sunday with 11 kills. Waiting patiently on the left side of the court, Uattara would unload on shots that the Bearcats defense could rarely dig.“If you have ball control, you will make your hitters better,” Yelin said. “And ours was an issue from the beginning.” Commentscenter_img Published on October 22, 2012 at 12:08 am Contact Bryan: bwrubin@syr.edulast_img read more

Conroy, Palasek suspensions to continue after violation of team rules

first_img Related Stories ONE DOWN: Syracuse overcomes early deficit, woes at faceoff X to beat Bryant in first round of NCAA tournamentDeep Syracuse attack proves overwhelming for Bryant in second halfMassa dominates faceoff X for BryantLamolinara shakes off early mistakes to shut out Bryant in 4th quarter Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 13, 2013 at 10:36 am Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_center_img UPDATED: May  14, 2013, 4:03 p.m.Syracuse head coach John Desko said on Tuesday he thinks Brendan Conroy and Ryan Palasek will miss Saturday’s NCAA quarterfinal against Yale.Their status for the rest of the tournament remains uncertain, Desko said.Conroy and Palasek missed Syracuse’s NCAA tournament win against Bryant Sunday night due to a violation of team rules, Desko said after his postgame press conference.Both players remain on the team, Desko said, though neither was on the sideline for SU’s 12-7 first-round victory.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textConroy is a freshman midfield faceoff specialist who likely would have played as the Orange tried four different players at the X, but won only one faceoff. Palasek is a freshman defender who’s played in five games this season, starting none.Syracuse will play Yale in the NCAA quarterfinals on Saturday at 3 p.m. in College Park, Md. Commentslast_img read more

From young Mbappe to aging keeper, the World Cup in records

first_imgView comments Kambosos walks the talk with 2nd round TKO of Filipino Magboo However, there have been plenty of cases of players mobbing referees, wasting time and writhing in exaggerated agony. Swiss broadcaster RTS calculated Neymar spent nearly 14 minutes on the ground in Brazil’s first four games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team PLENTY OF GOALSWith just one scoreless draw in 63 games so far, Russia’s World Cup has been far from dull.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’By the time France and Denmark delivered a boring 0-0 draw, 35 games had been played with at least one goal scored, breaking a World Cup record that had stood for 64 years.The tournament averaged 2.58 goals per game through the semifinals, second only to Brazil in 2014 for World Cups this century. France’s Kylian Mbappe arrives on the pitch at the start of the official training session at the eve of the final against Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Kylian Mbappe’s breakout performances, 11 own goals and very few red cards despite all Neymar’s dives.Here is a look at the records set and broken during the World Cup in Russia, and what it tells us about the tournament:ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES Modern technology has helped the World Cup’s more modest teams pick the right tactics to frustrate top-class opponents, but there have still been some outstanding goals. Denis Cheryshev’s curling shot for Russia against Croatia and Benjamin Pavard’s swerving strike for France against Argentina are among the highlights.MBAPPE AND El HADARYYoung stars have made a mark, none more than France’s 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe, who became the youngest player to score two goals in a World Cup game since Pele in 1958.Aging players have set records, too. Goalkeeper Essam El Hadary became the oldest player ever start in a World Cup game when he lined up in Egypt’s last match against Saudi Arabia aged 45. Mexico veteran Rafael Marquez became the first player picked in a starting 11 at five World Cups.CROATIAN GRITCroatia got to the final the hard way, becoming the first team ever to win three consecutive games in extra time at a World Cup.That added up to 360 minutes of football in the knockout stages, the equivalent of a full game more than France, which also had an extra day to rest for the final.KEEPING IT COOLPerhaps with one eye on the VAR system, players didn’t break the rules so much, but they’ve certainly been bending them.There hasn’t been a single red card for violent conduct, and just four ejections in total. If it stays that way in the last two games, it’ll be the lowest number at the World Cup for 40 years. Compare that with 2006, when 28 reds were issued including four in one game when Portugal beat the Netherlands.center_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The record of 5.38 per game from 1954 is unlikely ever to fall without major rule changes. Back then, many teams lagged far behind the best, leading to two 7-0 thrashings and a 9-0 game.KANE’S PENALTIESTeams have scored more goals than usual, but many weren’t particularly noteworthy.The 11 own goals are a record — in part because FIFA has stricter guidelines about attributing deflected shots — while the new Video Assistant Referee system led to an increase in the number of penalties awarded to a record 28, 10 more than the previous mark from 2002. Of those, 21 were converted from the spot.Harry Kane typified the trend in his push to be tournament top scorer. The England captain scored three of his tournament-leading six goals from penalties and two shortly after corner kicks, leaving just a single deflected goal from open play.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?last_img read more