‘Neymar Jr’s Five’ football tournament reaches Manila

first_imgFootball star Neymar Jr.’s signature football tournament has reached Manila.ADVERTISEMENT The tournament named Neymar Jr’s Five features a unique, fast-paced football competition which has drawn more 65,000 players from 47 countries in its first year.It is a 10-minute, five-a-side battle with a twist—each time one team scores, the opposition loses a player. The game ends when the time runs out or until one team has no player left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe qualifying rounds in Manila will be held on February 18 and 25 at SPARTA Philippines in Mandaluyong with the finals scheduled on March 4.This year’s edition is open to teams of five to seven players aged 16 to 25 and, for the first time, two over-aged players. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims View comments Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ MOST READ Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taalcenter_img Federer rolls into all-Swiss Australian Open semi LATEST STORIES DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Participants must have a passport on standby with a chance of making it to the World Final at Instituto Projeto NeymarJr in Praia Grande, Brazil this year. Celest Flores-ColinaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

Federation backs future strike by union

first_imgMayor Antonio Villaraigosa has no plans to renew contract talks with the union, a spokesman said. “At this point, we aren’t sure what purpose this all serves,” Matt Szabo said. “The members represented by EAA received their raises, which are retroactive to 2004. Their contract expires next June, and we hope to begin negotiations with them on that beginning this spring. We look forward to that process beginning.” Szabo said the mayor believes EAA workers, who are paid an average of more than $70,000 a year, are adequately compensated. Aquino has said he wants his members to receive the same contract given to Department of Water and Power workers. That deal included raises of 3 1/4 percent a year for five years and a clause that indexes the raises to the inflation rate. “We are in a posture that a strike could happen at any time,” Aquino said. “And we won’t be as courteous the next time we go out where we gave the city notice of our plans. It’s not something we want to see happen, but we will go out if we have to.” rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Looking to strengthen its bargaining position with the city, a union that staged a two-day walkout this summer received support Tuesday for a possible future strike from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. “This is a major step for us,” said Bob Aquino, executive director of the Engineers and Architects Association. “What it says is that when we strike again, all the other unions in the city – from the longshoremen at the port to the Teamsters at the airports – will be walking out with us.” The support comes months after members of the EAA walked off the job to get higher raises as part of their city contract. The EAA represents some 10,000 employees in a variety of city agencies, mostly within the Bureau of Sanitation, accounting and the Los Angeles Police Department crime lab. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’During its walkout in late August, an estimated 1,600 workers went on strike the first day and another 1,000 on the second day. But the union failed to gain concessions from the city. Aquino said his union never agreed to the city offer that amounts to 6 1/4 percent raises over three years, with no increase the first year. The City Council voted to impose the contract after negotiations reached an impasse. Tuesday’s support by the powerful federation gives the EAA authorization to strike to resolve the ongoing dispute with the city. “The labor movement strongly believes in the fundamental right of a worker to go on strike when absolutely necessary,” said Maria Elena-Durazo, executive secretary-treasurer of the labor group. Aquino said the support could broaden any future job action by the EAA, adding, “But that’s not something we want. We hope cooler heads will prevail and the city will work out a fair deal with us.” last_img read more