Outbound flights now allowed but…

first_imgIt also had a special reminder to domestic passengers: “Please check with the local government offices of both your origin point and your final destination on travel requirements, such as mandated documents or health certifications. These requirements differ from province to province, and are revised and updated constantly in line with the anti-COVID-19 arrangements of each locality.” The governor clarified he would be allowing more outbound flights should other airlines offer them but only for locally stranded individuals, overseas workers and those who work in Metro Manila. Inbound and outbound regular commercial flights for leisure purposes are not yet allowed, said Defensor. * Manila – Caticlan (Boracay) – Manila (PR 2041/ 2042 every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday effective June 22) It, however, had this notice: “Please note that we may have to cancel flights, add frequencies or adjust our planned schedules, based on evolving entry restrictions and requirements set by concerned local government units (LGUs). PAL coordinates closely with all LGUs and the aviation authorities, and we will comply with their approvals and conditions, as we all work together to promote and protect public health during these critical times.” In a recent interview, Parreño said he was unsure when would commercial flights resume at the Iloilo Airport. Yesterday, Defensor said there was a scheduled PAL outbound flight this Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines-Iloilo (CAAP-Iloilo) terminal supervisor Art Parreño said yesterday they applied for up to June 30 extension of the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) with their cental office, citing the extension of the modified general community quarantine in Iloilo. A check on its website yesterday showed PAL issuing a domestic travel advisory for Iloilo; it announced Manila-Iloilo-Manila flights (PR 2141/2142) daily effective June 16. Iloilo province and the rest of Western Visayas remain under a modified general community quarantine until the end of this month unless extended further or lifted earlier. ILOILO – Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. has approved outbound flights to Manila from the Iloilo Airport but only for locally stranded individuals, employees who have work in Metro Manila and overseas workers who have scheduled flights back to their employment abroad. The initial outbound flights approved were those of the Philippine Airlines (PAL).center_img Defensor said air passengers must have “complete documents” including a travel authority from the Philippine National Police and certification that they were able to complete 14 days of quarantine and didn’t have symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) such as fever and cough, among others. PAL further listed the following flights in Western Visayas: * Manila – Roxas – Manila (PR 2203 / 2204 every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday effective June 23) “We plan to increase the number of routes and flights in the coming weeks and months, if allowed by aviation authorities, global public health conditions and the travel environment,” according to the PAL advisory. “Asta nga may restrictions kita, indi kasulod sa Iloilo except returning overseas workers and locally stranded individuals,” stressed Defensor. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Iloilo Airport served around 25 arrival and departure flights daily, said Parreño. * Manila – Kalibo – Manila (PR 2969 / 2970 every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday effective June 22) Commercial flights to and from Iloilo were suspended in March this year when the community quarantine was enforced to curb the spread of COVID-19. * Manila – Bacolod – Manila (PR 2131 / 2132 – June 16 and 17) Classified as an international airport, the Iloilo Airport is the first airport in both Western Visayas and the island of Panay to be built to international standards. It is also considered to be the primary gateway into the region./PNlast_img read more

Liverpool announce Shamrock fixture

first_img They last faced Rovers, from whom they signed full-back Jim Beglin in 1983, 32 years ago. “We are looking forward to coming back to Dublin again this year,” said Billy Hogan, Liverpool’s chief commercial officer. “The club enjoys incredible support in Ireland and we thank the Football Association Ireland for their support in staging the game.” The game will be played at the Aviva Stadium, where the Reds faced Celtic in pre-season last summer, on May 14. Liverpool have pledged to send a first-team squad but no players set to feature in this summer’s World Cup will be involved. Liverpool have announced a post-season fixture against Shamrock Rovers in Dublin. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

USC takes down Stanford in convincing fashion

first_imgUSC coach Kevin O’Neill waited almost two years to break the streak, but as the old adage goes, all streaks are made to be broken.The Trojans (15-12, 7-7), who hadn’t beaten back-to-back road opponents since former coach Tim Floyd’s squad defeated the Oregon schools on Jan. 24 and Jan. 26 2008, took down the Stanford Cardinal 69-53 on Saturday night at Maples Pavilion, completing their two-game sweep of the Bay Area schools.Coupled with Thursday night’s win over California 78-75, USC snapped their eight-game streak of road futility with the help of junior forward Nikola Vucevic’s double-double (19 points and 14 rebounds) and a rare burst of offensive consistency from senior Alex Stepheson, who scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field.For the second straight night, USC played hard for the entire 40 minutes on the defensive end, limiting Stanford (13-13, 6-9) to 33 percent shooting and 17 percent from beyond the three-point arc.After trailing 12-8 four minutes into the first half, the Trojans went on a 22-4 run over a nine-minute span and led at halftime 40-31.Stanford’s junior forward Josh Owens, who finished with 13 points and seven rebounds, cut the gap to seven with a quick basket to the start the second half, but a 10-0 run sparked by a Stepheson dunk and Vucevic three-point shot pushed the lead up to 17, and the Trojans never looked back.For the second straight game, senior guard Donte Smith started in place of freshman guard Maurice Jones.The move paid off Saturday night too, as Smith and Jones provided scoring balance for USC’s offense, scoring 13 and 10 respectively.In a losing effort, the Cardinal were led by Owens and freshman forward Josh Huestis’ play off the bench. Huestis put in a career-high 11 points in 19 minutes of action.The win for USC not only ended their woes away from home, but put them in a tie for fourth place in the Pac-10 standings with Oregon, while Stanford dropped to eighth in the conference.While dreams of dancing in March are still long shots for both teams, the top six teams from the conference get a bye in the first round of next month’s conference tournament at Staples Center.USC returns home next week to face No. 13 Arizona (23-4, 12-2) at the Galen Center.After their thrilling 87-86 win over Washington on Saturday afternoon, the Wildcats sit alone atop the conference heading into their 7:30 p.m. contest with the Trojans on Thursday night.last_img read more